Episode 136: John Wick 5: Gladiator 2: Untitled A Dog’s Purpose Project: Ragnarok



In 20FIGHTEEN, every major story that has lived in our cultural consciousness is coming to an end, and this week is no different. That’s right: the Zero Credit(s) Name That Spider, You Cowards contest has reached its conclusion, and you won’t believe who dies. In much less important/relevant news, The Boys take off the kid gloves and wade knee-deep into the final installment of the newly-named Vague of Thrones. Have you ever wondered what it would take to join the cinematic powerhouses of John Wick and Romulus Maximus Decimus Maximus Decimal Remus Maximus AKA Russell Crowe’s Gladiator? Well WONDER NO MORE. The Boys have cooked up a spicy pot of Speculation Gumbo and I gua-ran-tee it’ll stick to your ribs. We also maybe spoil 3-4 movies in which dogs die, but that’s more of a public service. Stay safe, listening dogs! It’s Zero Credit(s)!

 


Episode 135: Game of Groans



It’s a weird week. There’s a lot of weird feelings going around. This episode is weird. There’s a lot happening in the world that makes us feel helpless and hopeless and in these dark, dark times we turn to the crisp, refreshing taste of Coke Zero Sugar™. And maybe it’s the caffeine, but the ZC boys are punchy and fast-talkin’. They blaze through all their prepared content in mere minutes and then flounder for the rest of the episode. Also they sing more than once. So. Be warned. This one is for you, unnamed podcast spider. #NameThatSpider. IT’S ZERO CREDIT(S)!


Episode 134: Barely Medieval



The rains in Austin continue unabated, so you know what that means: another drizzly, weird episode. Fams of the show will recall that rainy weather, for one reason or another, always results in The Boys getting a little loopy, and this week is no different. John’s drinking again, so that in itself bodes poorly for your listening experience. As an amuse bouche, Henry and John give their EXCORIATING semi-spoiler-free review of the last two week’s episodes of the Bad Dragon Show, along with some Hotted Takes about spoiler culture (for short, spoitlure). You know, the books had so many more elements that the show just can’t portray. Circuitous backroom dealings, backstabbing, horrible exploitation of inherent power dynamics, characters of questionable age. Thankfully, all of those elements can be found in Borderlands 3’s most recent news (ALLEGEDLY), which The Boys spend the remainder of the episode discussing. Buckle up your pilgrim helmet, it’s Zero Credit(s)!

 


Supplemental Reading: Avengers Endgame



THE FOLLOWING EPISODE IS NOTHING BUT SPOILERS FOR THE HIT MOVIE AVENGERS ENDGAME. DON’T EVEN START PLAYING IT UNTIL YOU HAVE SEEN SAID MOVIE IN ITS ENTIRETY.

11 years. 22 movies. It all comes down to this. The culmination of the grand Marvel Cinematic Universe experiment arrives like destiny and, surprising no one, the boys have a lot to say about it. In this surprisingly divisive Supplemental Reading, John and Henry duke it out over the deeper themes of the movie. We can’t get into it here, on the off chance that someone seems this before they see the movie somehow, but let’s just say after all this time, it’s finally here. The Andgame. Good job, Endvengers. You really Anded it.

Music:

River Flute Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Episode 133: INT. A 1960’S NEW ORLEANS SPEAKEASY – TITAN



It’s a root(beer)in’ toot(beer)in’ good time in the Podcrypt this week. In the most non-alcoholic episode in months (years?), John finally tips his hand and reveals that he knows entirely too much about the crowded Democratic presidential candidate field, horrifying Henry and any potential listeners. Henry and John flex their no-credentials muscles by discussing TAX LAW because this show was too listenable apparently. But just you wait little piggies, because it’s all worth it for the end. A journey a decade in the making is coming to an end, and The Boys are going to use their combined years of high level narrative meta-analysis to totally unravel the PATHETICALLY THIN plot of Marble’s Envengers: Andgame. Strap on your Infinity Things, idiots, because this week we’re going to the Universe of Bugs ON ZERO CREDIT(S)!

 


Episode 132: Starn Wars Rise of the Bad Titles



It’s been five years. The Galactic Order marches on. Rey has been doing push ups for three years straight. Who is Rose? This is the voyage of the J.J. Abraprise. To boldly retread the ground that others have tread so well before. The boys are heading to space to discuss all the fast paced, starkiller based news as Star Wars Celebration 2019 happened last week and boy is twitter a battleground. While fans of the series gathered to share their passions and love for this decades long journey, the twitter trolls crawled out from under their groady wooden bridges to harp on the fact that “literal terrorist” Rian Johnson had already killed the time-honored story and no amount of J.J. could fix what that alleged “non-figurative monster” had done. Rian responded as any ill-acting citizen would, with complete and utter joy and love for the series. So who’s in the right? Is The Last Jedi a good movie? Should we be excited for this poorly named Episode IX? We discuss it all this week, and less! on Zero Credit(s) Podcast.

 

Also for some reason John decided to play the theme music just like directly over Henry’s joke this week and we’re not sure if it’s an artistic choice or he hated the joke. You decide!


Episode 131: I’m All Out of Urine



Well howdy, stranger. It’s been quite some time since someone visited our lil podcast ranch. Well grab a cup of rye and rest your bones. It’s a hard life out on the trail, no one knows that better than I do. Let me and my horse-rearin’, couch-sittin’ padres spin you a yarn, take your mind off the gila monsters and self-employment. You ever heard of a cowpoke by the name of Lil Nas X? His story is a winding one, full of rustling gatekeepers and intersectionality and TikTok videos. We’ve also picked up a couple tales of this fella named “the Joker,” who everybody seems to care about but for the wrong reasons. Horse tack. Cowboy boots. Et cetera. Giddyapp, Zero Credit(s) doggies.

 


Episode 130: Post Vacation Land



John’s back from vacation and boy are his arms tired. Where’d he go? He’ll tell you. In fact, he may talk about it for nearly the entire episode. You guys ready to hear about Disney World? Well buckle up, folks, cause that’s what this episode is all about. Also a surprise Supplemental Reading of The Fast and Furious Supercharged Experience ride to round out our favorite series ever, the FFCU SupRed series, which you should total check out if you haven’t already. Henry then rants about the Epic Games Store for 30 minutes past when we should have stopped the recording resulting in super bonus content! Don’t get used to these hour and a half episodes though. Cause we need the space.

It’s all here and more and maybe even a little less in this week’s Zero Credit(s)!


Episode 129: The Twitter Mysteries (ft. Jeff)



John’s out on vacation so it’s up to Henry to save this podcast one last time. And he’s getting too old for this sh*t, so the agency assigns him a partner. Now we all know that Henry is a rule abiding, by-the-book cop, so it’s a bit of a curveball when he’s assigned to young-gun rookie straight out of the academy of bloodlust, Jeff. It’s a roaring good time for the whole family, just as long as you all have the same political beliefs and feelings about politicians using Twitter. It’s all here and more in this hour and a half special of Zero Credit(s).

 

Note: We used Zencastr to record this interview-styled podcast and it had a few kinks that we didn’t know until after the recording. You may notice Jeff’s mic cut-out for absolutely no reason when I happen to talk over him. We have since fixed this, but we could not apply it retroactively, so it still persists in this episode. Future interview episodes should be fine though.


Episode 128: Disney Owns Everything Ft. James Gunn Control



It’s a new room and new show, folks, as Henry and John wrestle with technical difficulties and dropped audio. For those of you who do not know, dropped audio is a phenomenon in which audio that is supposed to be recorded just isn’t for some reason. Like the waveform (visual representation of recorded sound) looks fine besides some stuttering (visual lag), but when we stopped, there were just gaps of unrecorded audio. To combat this, Henry digs out that time honored and fam-favorite Ultra-Powerful, but Ultimately Shackled Fiendly Neighborhood Exposition Bot to plug those gaps. Also this entire episode is about Marvel and Disney and the return of James Gunn. Like, there’s a lot more covered, but really besides that and talking about Burger King in what sounds like an advertisement (we assure it is not), it’s just Disney and Marvel all the way down, folks. And with the Disney/Fox merger happening literally hours after this recording, we might just cover Disney again next week. Since you know, they ARE entertainment now.