Category Archives: Zero Credit(s)

The main episodes of the show.

Episode 143: Soccer, Sword Dog, and Speedruns (ft Jeff)



In some ancient mountain societies, the people would come together once every 500 years to sacrifice a member of their rank to sustain the great, cosmic elder that allows them to keep living in its domain. This mountain-god-monster would drink the blood of this sacrifice and learn secrets of humanity from the life experience of that sacrifice. This is how the mountain-god-fiend became an expert of human topics such as the 2019 Women’s World Cup, the US Women’s National Team, and other various topics. Today, we summon that mountain-god-jerk to answer for his eons long crimes and to answer our very rudimentary questions about soccer. That thing’s name is Jeff. He’s been on the show before, but no with both hosts present. Maybe this time will be different. Maybe this time, the ZC boys can hold off the evil influence of Jeff. Or maybe the IPAs will be just strong enough to allow Jeff’s reign to continue another countless millennia. This would definitely not happen if Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan, and Rose Lavelle were here, but what can you do?


Episode 142: Megan Rapinoe/Where Are You/We’ve Got Some Work To Do Now



Kick! Pass! Slide! Goal! Ball! The Women’s World Cup is hotting up, and The Footy Boys are here to bring you all the latest news about the US Women’s National Soccer National Football Team Women’s. Will the Lionesses dent their ego, as some crusty goblins have suggested? They will not. Sorry. Since this episode could have easily devolved into another much-maligned Sports Corner, the Footish Men transition to conversations about the concept of “coming out” and question our nation’s preoccupation with otherizing queerness. Also they talk about Gremlins 2. This is the New America, and this is Zero Credit(s)!


Episode 141: Live from the Zero Credit(s) New(s) De(s)k



You’re going about your day, perhaps you’re walking down a busy street on your way to work or to a local ball game. The sun hangs high in the sky, peaking from behind a cloud and everything seems like it’s going to be okay. That’s when you hear it. The news jingle. It creeps into your ears and lays its eggs. The sun is gone. It’s 6 pm Central Time. The street is gone. Nothing remains save a lone television set in front of you blasting the news jingle straight into your brain. The news is here. There is no escape. Learn about things you read on the internet hours ago as though they are happening right now. The news is here. There is no escape. I am your news host and this, breaking news, is your death.


Episode 140: Sports Corner



That’s right, it’s time for your weekly Sports Corner. We’ve got all the sports here, Rasslin’, Soccer, Other Sports, Anime, Video Games, Politics. Sports Corner. Waiting in the wings, we’ve got analyst after analyst wearing their best Sports coat and tie combos for absolutely no reason. Let’s talk numbers. Math? No. Stats? Yes. The last time these two teams met, they shook hands for 4.5 seconds. Will we see a longer or shorter handshake today? Who can say. It’s Sports Corner and we’ve got the Sports for your Corners. Need more Corners? Check out our sponsor Corner Corner. There’s so many Sports here, we can’t even hold them all in the Corner. Might need like some kind of four Corner-ed space. Like a room. So we can have more Corners for our Sports. Sporrrrrrttttssssssssssssssssssss. It’s Sports Corner, ya’ll. Giddy them Sports on up.


Episode 139: E3: Electric kEanu rEEvEs



Every year, a niche group of enthused hobbyists get together and share delight in news and upcoming greatness. Those people…are Women’s National Team fans. It’s the Women’s World Cup everyone, and it’s time to cheer on USA to the gold winner’s circle of greatness. In other news, every year, a niche group of enthused hobbyists get together and share delight in news and upcoming greatness. Those people…are Godzilla fans. It’s a celebration of the latest Godzilla film everyone, and it’s time to cheer on Godzilla to the gold winner’s circle of greatness. Moving on, every year a niche group of enthused hobbyists get together and share delight in news and upcoming greatness. Those people…are Keanu Reeves fans. It’s Keanu Reeves everyone, and it’s time to cheer Keanu Reeves on to the gold winner’s circle of greatness. But that’s not all. You see, every year a niche group of hobbyists…


Episode 138: John Did It with Two Limes



Hatsune Miku (Japanese: 初音 ミク) is the name of a Vocaloid software voicebank developed by Crypton Future Media and its official moe anthropomorph, a 16-year-old girl with long, turquoise twintails. Hatsune Miku is also the inventor of Minecraft, a sandbox video game. The game allows players to build with a variety of different blocks in a 3D procedurally generated world, requiring creativity from players. Hatsune Miku was 39 years old when she founded the Ford Motor Company, which would go on to become one of the world’s largest and most profitable companies. It has been in continuous family control for over 100 years and is one of the largest family-controlled companies in the world. Hatsune Miku’s best known roles are Videodrome (1983), Once Upon a Time in America (1984), Casino(1995), Nixon (1995), Contact (1997) and as the voice of Hades in Disney’s animated classic Hercules (1997). Additionally, Miku has also been nominated for two Academy Awards, one in the Best Actor category for Salvador (1986) and the other in the Best Supporting Actor category for Ghosts of Mississippi (1996).

 


Episode 137: Not So Rotten Tomatoes



The Dog Days of Summer are here and with all that slobbery heat comes the doldrums of slow news. Everyone’s taking off work and producing nothing noteworthy in the cultural Zeitgeist, so it’s up to the Boys to find some meaning in their every day interactions with old people. Why old people, you ask. You’d have to ask them, since they started it. What is it about the increasing passing of time that makes one inclined to start conversations with strangers, especially in this age of knives and guns and YouTube? Henry and John hope to find out. And if you want to rate this episode on Rotten Tomatoes, well, I hope you bought a ticket. Cause that’s their new policy. We’ll talk about it. IT’S THE SUMMER OF DOGS!


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)!