The EZPZ Podcast EP046: I Won't Say Any Names


What’s going on, friendos? For the first time in a long time, we got the whole gang together to record an episode of The EZPZ Podcast! We kicked off the podcast with a brief discussion on 9/11. Breaking the fourth Shaun, we recorded this episode on the 15th anniversary of the monumental attack on America. We shared where we were when we found out about the attack and some memories we have tied to that fateful day. Then we get into a chat about gaming since Dan recently bought a Playstation 4 and Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto was at Apple’s iPhone event to announce Super Mario Run. I briefly chatted about the other highlights from the event, including the iPhone 7 and Apple Watch Series 2 announcements. Afterward, we give an update on the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, which just got an official recall from the Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The unofficial biopic based on the late professional wrestler Chris Benoit called Crossface got it’s director. We chat about why this film could be pretty insane and touch base on the results of CM Punk’s first UFC fight. Spoiler: He got whipped. 

Dan chats about his music and a few of his collaborations which will be making their way into your ears soon enough! 

Chance The Rapper either bought or took back nearly 2,000 tickets to his one-day music festival in Chicago called the Magnificent Coloring Day. 

And we start of the final topic of the podcast discussing Brandon’s trip to Red Rocks this coming weekend to see Lotus and Tycho. The discussion sends us down the lemon hole and we find ourselves discussing ticket prices for concerts. How much is too much for a concert? Brandon explains the different tiers he’s noticed in Des Moines which starts with Vaudeville and ends with Wells Fargo Arena.

Thank you for listening to the The EZPZ Podcast. This was a lot of fun to record and I’m happy the entire squad was together once again. As we enter our second fall together as a podcast, we hope to continue to bring you juicy discussion on current events in music, film, tech, games, and more!

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The EZPZ Podcast EP045: 48-Hour Party


What’s up, Internets! The EZPZ boys are here! Two weeks in a row? Summer must’ve officially set, friends. So, we kick off the episode with Nick and Brandon recapping Kosmos Music Festival. The two had a lot of fun stories to share, including a “spun-ion” that lost his way. Electric Forest Music Festival announced that 2017’s festival will be two back-to-back weekends. We share some details about the moe. and Yonder Mountain String Band show along with The Schwag show that followed last weekend. We cap off the podcast with discussing the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall. It’s been one hell of summer, friends, and now we’re back (hopefully) to our regularly scheduled program.

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The EZPZ Podcast EP044: Ten-Butt Tapestry


What’s up, everybody! We’ve decided to combine episode 044 and our festival recap, so we’ve got a beefy 90-minute podcast to dump right into your lemon head. We kick off with a hefty recap of Summer Set Music Festival. Nick and I attended the festival with a total of 11 people in our crew. We get into our favorite sets, some mishaps, funny jokes that arose from some weird light shows, and more!

Brandon fills us in on all the fun he had in New York City. It wasn’t his first rodeo to the Big Apple, so he gives us the nitty-gritty on how to be frugal in New York.

Then, I recap the Every Time I Die show that was sort of like my 26th birthday party. Although I’ve said it a hundred times, it must be said again: Every Time I Die is the greatest rock ’n’ roll band on this planet today. This is especially true after I saw them for the 14th time at Vaudeville Mews. The show was especially neat due to having some friends in attendance I hadn’t seen in a while, including Chad Aldrich and Ben Mathews. I stepped out of moshtirement for the evening, too.

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The EZPZ Podcast EP043: The Summer is Setting

The EZPZ boys are back! And I mean all three of us this time! We dive right into a recap of Slightly Stoopid at Brenton Skate Plaza. The intention was to see them at Simon Estes, as I have yet to see a show there and the 420 Treat ticket prices were too low to pass up at just $24.20! To many people’s dismay, they had the show at Brenton, but it ended up being a great time either way. We then dive into Brandon’s adventure to Colorado to see RL Grime and friends at Red Rocks Amphitheater. In true Brandon-style, he drove home and went straight to night one of Hinterland Music Festival in St. Charles, Iowa. He shares his favorite aspects of the music festival including seeing Willie Nelson close out night two. We then touch base on Kosmos’ solid lineup (good work, Dan Green and company!)

Nick and I are going to Summer Set Music Festival in Somerset, Wisconsin for the second year in a row! This year’s lineup is insane and the four-hour drive is too easy to pass up for a round two. We preview our must-see acts along with all of the clashes the festival is known for — looking at you Marshmello and Mr. Carmack (I’m team Carmack, duh). 

Thanks for listening! By the time this podcast is flowing through your lemon cavity, Nick and I will be at Summer Set! Our plan is to record two special episodes of the podcast! Yippee!

PS: We do our best to retread some of the podcast! My computer stopped recording about halfway through and we had to re-record it! Oops! :P

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The EZPZ Podcast EP042: Summer Fun

Hey there! Let me start by saying we’re sorry. Deeply sorry. I know you’ve missed us, but it’s been one hell of a busy summer. This was the longest break we have taken from recording since Brandon Paulsen was signed on as our third full-time host. And it doesn’t even count as a comeback because Nick is absent. It’d be like The Beatles calling a Ringo-less comeback a comeback. Not that Nick is Ringo Starr or anything… well, he might be. I’m only kidding. Needless to say, Brandon and I have quite a lot to get to at this point in the summer. We chat about 80/35 Music Festival, Des Moines Skatepark Fundraiser, 515 Alive, and Lollapalooza.

You can send us your letters to TheEZPZpodcast@gmail.com. Send us anything, we wanna converse with all of our lemonheads.

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