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Pros and Cons

A show that looks at both sides of different topics, weighing the good and the bad. Covering things like pop culture, sports, childhood, and anything else you can think of. Hosted by Kevin De Los Santos and Jack Sommer.

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Arcades + Return of Desus & Mero

The past and the present collide. Kev and Jack tackle classic arcades as one topic (skee ball anyone?). After they look at the return of Desus & Mero to TV, how the pilot episode was, and how the new version of their show compares to the previous one so far. BX!

35mins

22 Feb 2019

Rank #1

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Oscars 2020

Exactly a week after the Super Bowl, the Oscars arrived earlier than usual this year. Jack and Kev talk about a mix of elements to the awards show - including the ceremony, the big awards, and Parasite taking home the crown this year. What did The Academy get right, and what did they get wrong?

39mins

12 Feb 2020

Rank #2

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Pizza

For two kids who grew up eating a lot of New York City pizza, the "most popular food in the world" is a hot topic for debate. Jack and Kev talk about different styles, their favorite and least favorite spots, and more. Plus, at the end of the episode, they debut a new additional segment. (P.S. Wednesday is the new day of the week for episode drops!)

36mins

15 May 2019

Rank #3

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Uniforms: School, Jobs, Teams

In society, uniforms serve a variety of purposes and functions. Kev and Jack look at the different angles of those within the context of school uniforms, all sorts of job uniforms, team (sports) uniforms, and more. Plus, at the end, a Speed Round segment on "Old Town Road" and The Check-In segment on the conclusion of the NCAA Tournament.

40mins

12 Apr 2019

Rank #4

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Sandwiches

A food item that's so simple and part of our lives that it's almost slept on for being one of the best options at any given time. Plus, it has arguably the most possibilities and variations of anything you can eat. This is, of course, the sandwich. Kev and Jack go for a rapid fire series through the main staples of both types of sandwiches and also different places you can eat them. Just make sure you're not too hungry before you listen.

34mins

19 Feb 2020

Rank #5

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Disney+

Streaming wars continue with the new competitors of Apple and Disney entering the fields in the past month. While Apple is still figuring out who they are, Disney has a better idea of it already. We talk about all they have to offer - including the properties of Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, National Geographic, 20th Century Fox, and of course their own Walt Disney Studios material. The boys talk about their experience with it so far and how much they (and millennials in general) care about it or not.

29mins

11 Dec 2019

Rank #6

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The Year in Music (2019)

If you're into music, there are always going to be albums you anticipate each year. Some meet your expectations head on, but many either disappoint or rise above your hopes. Or some just came out of nowhere, without anticipation, and surprise you. Kev and Jack look at which albums made their Best/Worst lists from that for 2019 drops.

42mins

4 Dec 2019

Rank #7

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Dogs vs Cats, MoviePass, Tacos

Switching it up this week with a triple topic episode. Who wins out in the debate about dogs vs cats? Was MoviePass actually a good thing or a bad thing? Do the pros of tacos outweigh the cons? Kev and Jack discuss the balance of these topics in this episode. This show is part of CessPool, a new podcast network.

29mins

15 Feb 2019

Rank #8

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Game of Thrones + Burger King

In honor of the new season of the current most popular TV show starting up again, Kev and Jack talk about Game of Thrones. Afterwards, they talk about Burger King and then do a Speed Round of related topics. This show is part of CessPool, a new podcast network.

34mins

19 Apr 2019

Rank #9

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Booksmart Trailer + Cuco's Record Deal

Would you sign a deal for a mil? Did Cuco make the right call, or should he have stayed independent? Either way, back up the brinks truck for the boy. Also, Olivia Wilde's directorial debut "Booksmart" gets a trailer after its SXSW premiere, with Beanie Feldstein and Kaitlyn Dever in the lead roles. Does it make you want to see the movie? Jack and Kev break it all down, plus there may or may not be a new hidden segment at some point in the episode. This show is part of CessPool, a new podcast network.

27mins

15 Mar 2019

Rank #10

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Hiking + Monopoly

You don't have to be Alex Honnold in Free Solo to go hiking. It can be a pretty chill activity to do and get you out the house and off technology. But, of course, there's a chance that like anything it can have its potential cons as well (even with the weather being too hot). Meanwhile, the most famous board game may take a while to play, but Monopoly is also a fun and consuming game. Jack and Kev talk about both topics.

36mins

26 Apr 2019

Rank #11

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Coronavirus - PART 2

With so much that happened since the release on Wednesday morning of the last episode, a part two was necessary to cover what happened from then (the 11th) through the end of Sunday (the 15th) with the coronavirus situation - now a global pandemic. From the raise in severity and spread of the virus itself to how much more intense the reaction became around it, Kev and Jack look at the different aspects.

29mins

16 Mar 2020

Rank #12

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April's New Music - Pt. 1

There were a bunch of good music projects released last month. After digesting it all a little bit, the boys give their initial impressions and opinions of the pros/cons on some of the notable releases. This is part one of two.Playlist of the albums discussed in the episode on Apple Music - https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/april-2019-pros-and-cons/pl.u-GgA5klRUo3NArqNOr on Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3d4Alpwq9WT0vccp9Eka3t

39mins

3 May 2019

Rank #13

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April's New Music - Pt. 2

The second half of looking into music releases from April.Playlist of the albums discussed in the episode on Apple Music - https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/april-2019-pros-and-cons/pl.u-GgA5klRUo3NArqNOr on Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3d4Alpwq9WT0vccp9Eka3t

42mins

10 May 2019

Rank #14

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May Music Drops

Another busy month of music releases. From Tyler The Creator and Steve Lacy to Vampire Weekend and Raveena, there was plenty to keep up with. Jack and Kev give their impressions so far on both sides of the P&C spectrum.Playlist of the albums discussed in the episode on Apple Music - https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/may-2019-pros-and-cons/pl.u-jV890dWuD758VY5Or Spotify - https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6mldnEpkwwp3rxVUfKQpI9

1hr 2mins

12 Jun 2019

Rank #15

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The Gym

One of the most common New Year's resolutions for people is to start hitting the gym. Usually they lose money and give up fast, but for true regulars it's something they usually do multiple times a week. Kev and Jack talk about their experiences with it and whether it's worth it.

27mins

8 Jan 2020

Rank #16

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Donuts

One of the simplest but most effective foods out there, most donuts you're gonna have will be pretty good. But where's the best place to go? What's the best flavors? Jack and Kev discuss the different ideas, as well as mentioning it's use in pop culture in cases like Odd Future and The Simpsons.

18mins

26 Jun 2019

Rank #17

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Apple WWDC 2019

With one their biggest events every year, Apple held their annual WWDC conference - or as Kev likes to call it: The "Apple's New Shit" event. Basically, they unveil new updates to the software for the iPhone, iPad, iMacs / Macbooks, Apple Watch, and so forth. Plus, a new physical Macbook computer that looks like a cheese grater. Seriously. Jack and Kev talk about different elements that caught their eye, for better or worse.

37mins

5 Jun 2019

Rank #18

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Kobe Bryant (R.I.P)

In the wake of the terribly sad and horrible death of the legendary basketball player Kobe Bryant (and his daughter, Gianna), this episode focuses on his life and career. Jack and Kev look at personal experiences with him growing up, Kobe's time in the NBA, his other side endeavors outside of basketball, and the possible ways to remember him moving forward.

24mins

29 Jan 2020

Rank #19

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NBA Finals

Since the last episode, the Toronto Raptors finished off the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals and the overall season came to a close. Drake took home MVP -- err, Kawhi that is. The chip didn't come with the dip, but it does come with an asterisk (since KD, and later Klay, were burdened with injuries). Also with the season overall, LeBron didn't make the playoffs/finals for the first time in a really long time this year. That notable failure played into the big AD trade that happened over the weekend, which Jack and Kev think is really exciting for Zion and the Pelicans. They break it all down in the episode.

37mins

19 Jun 2019

Rank #20