For nearly every episode, Mark, Erica, and Brian continue to talk after the public discussion for the entertainment of our supporters. In this case, following our “escape rooms and other puzzlers” encounter, our guest Adal Rifai also stuck around, and the result was too fun not to share with you.
After a little more talk of escape rooms (can they puzzle all five senses?), we then shift to talk about podcasting and the parasocial relationships that fans develop with podcast hosts. These attitudes may embolden listeners to make overly familiar, joking criticisms and otherwise cross lines. (Sometimes they even do this when they’ve invited a podcast host onto their own podcast.)
We also talk about Adal’s fake-paranormal podcast, Siblings Pecular. A few of the episodes we mention include #11 with Jim Jacobs (Creator of Grease), #13 Matt Young (the co-host of Adal’s Magic Tavern podcast) on Lizard People, #10 JFK Ramblins with Joey Romaine, and #7 Harry Potter is Real.
You should of course listen to episode 34 before this. But have you heard the aftertalk to episode 33 where Mark explains Road House? What about the one after episode 32 where we talk about the Super Bowl Half-Time Show and Dan Harmon’s Whiting Wongs? Surely you are now addicted to our too-hot-for-TV bonus content, and the fix you need is at patreon.com/prettymuchpop. You can get ALL of the aftertalks by pledging a mere $1 per month. You can even sign up, rapidly listen to them all, and then immediately unsubscribe. (…I mean, if there’s something wrong with you.)