The new Pokemon game is out and it’s all the boys want to talk about in this, the beginning of the dark family holiday times of the year. How many Pikachu has John caught? Perhaps we’ll find out. But what is the all the internet hoopla about? Henry will explain. And then it’s just Pokemon all the way down before someone realizes half the episode is over and there are indeed other topics to talk about other than when Grookey evolves. You see, private equity firms are buying up all the older Pokemon and making it so you have to pay them to use Charizard. This creates an unfair advantage where only the super rich can use Charizard cause the private equity firms set the price is high (we’re talking like five zeros in Poke Dollars). It’s up to one unlikely hero to battle the private equity firms and free Charizard from their greedy clutches. And that hero is Taylor Swift. This holiday season, join Taylor Swift and her band of over several million twitter followers on their journey to end the Tyrannataur-tinity of Big Machine Records. Woah. Did we just make eye contact? That means YOU HAVE TO BATTLE ME. HEY. WHERE ARE YOU GOING? YOU ARE LEGALLY OBLIGATED TO BATTLE ME. DON’T RUN AWAY.
After an extended illness-and-Vegas-driven hiatus, the Boys are back to tackle their most challenging task: recording on an off-day. So you guys already know this is gonna be a weird one. I once read that there is a mental condition that when someone listens to people describing symptoms of being sick, they start to feel sick themselves. If you have that condition: SORRY. I regret to inform you that there is a classic Extended Riff on the flu and flu-like symptoms and boy it’s gross. However, if you happen to have a mental condition that benefits you upon hearing people joyously discuss Nintendo: you’re in luck! Because John finally bought a g-d Switch, so it’s all he can talk about. Now, on the other hand, if you have the specific mental condition that makes you the person who redesigned Sonic the Hedgehog for his upcoming movie, John is here to give you a royal dressing-down. It’s a real roller coaster for people with mental conditions, I guess. And despite on of the two hosts getting Literally Married and going to Literal Nevada, the Boys round it out by talking about brands crossing the line between relatable and despicable. The Zero Credit(s) podcast is ready. Draw her in your style.