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Background Sentries

Background Sentries is a comedy podcast disguised as an educational program. On Background Sentries, the hosts invite the listeners into historical, cultural, and sociological deep cuts, with the hope that everyone walks away more informed. Of course, there is always room in this podcast for casual conversation, like contemplating what a room might look like behind a randomly generated door, staying up to date on the latest conspiracies, and more.

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Scream Meditation

In this episode of Background Sentries, Noah and Ethan discuss the developing "slippy sound" coming from Toronto, Canada.Theme music by Ethan Avants and Noah Ramirez.

24mins

18 Sep 2020

Rank #1

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The Great Crack

In this episode of Background Sentries, Noah and Ethan discuss some of the new features dropped in the upcoming Time to Go 3: Lock and Load's preview, and contemplate a world post crackening.Theme music by Ethan Avants and Noah Ramirez.

40mins

28 Aug 2020

Rank #2

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A Hand of Fingernails

In this episode of Background Sentries, Noah and Ethan lament the ethical downfall of Kirkland's garden utilities manufacturing practices and share a few laughs with the U.N.Theme music by Ethan Avants and Noah Ramirez.

47mins

21 Aug 2020

Rank #3

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Schik Dique Cryptic

In this episode of Background Sentries, Noah and Ethan are joined by Schik Dique filmmaker Jean Lepitte to discuss the latest film innovation from Oslo, Norway, and unpack the development of the graphite pencil in Norfolk, VA.Theme music by Ethan Avants and Noah Ramirez.

43mins

14 Aug 2020

Rank #4

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A Stevie Slippy Production

In this episode of Background Sentries, Noah and Ethan go off script, introducing their brand new segment - pitch ditch.Theme music by Ethan Avants and Noah Ramirez.

41mins

7 Aug 2020

Rank #5

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Let's Pray for Brendan Fraser

In this episode of Background Sentries, Noah and Ethan question the origins of the "Great Stink" and unpack an ancient precursor to the Roman Colosseum.Theme music by Ethan Avants and Noah Ramirez.

41mins

31 Jul 2020

Rank #6

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Singular Cheez-it

In this episode of Background Sentries, Noah and Ethan concentrate their brand, ponder a strange episode in Rancho Cucamonga's history, and consider the threat of the bubble gum bear.Theme music by Ethan Avants and Noah Ramirez.

39mins

24 Jul 2020

Rank #7

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Everything is Trampolines

In this episode of Background Sentries, Noah and Ethan descend into madness, recommend a brand new indie title called "GreenLeaves," reminisce about their trip to Wiesbaden, Germany, and discover a cruel family home.Theme music by Ethan Avants and Noah Ramirez

51mins

17 Jul 2020

Rank #8

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Any Prominent Rabbi

In this episode of Background Sentries, Noah and Ethan unpack some of the more dense communicative threads of the hit musical Caged Light, as well as its more controversial production choices, and explain the naming of a late discovered Bolivian mammal - the Nihé.Theme music by Ethan Avants and Noah Ramirez.

46mins

10 Jul 2020

Rank #9

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Super Piss

In this episode of Background Sentries, Noah and Ethan rehash the infamous and traumatic events of the summer Olympics of 1969, hosted in Modesto, California, and ask some of the hard questions surrounding the acidic piss army rumors.Theme music by Ethan Avants and Noah Ramirez.

40mins

3 Jul 2020

Rank #10