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Episode 169 - Daredevil and Beyond

This week, Justin and Doug sit down to have a spoiler-free chat about season 3 of Daredevil and why they think it has been so much more successful than the other Defenders shows.  

Things are wrapped up with a throw-down featuring Dwayne Johnson vs. Vin Diesel.  

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Episode 168 - Misleading Mobile Games

This week, Justin and Doug chat about misleading ads found in some of the mobile games they play, why “try hards” can be annoying in gaming, and the art of having fun while losing. Doug then talks to his dream of playing games with his daughter when she gets older.

Things are wrapped up with a throw-down featuring Chucky vs. a gremlin.

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Episode 167 - If You Don’t Laugh, Is It Funny?

This week, Justin and Doug chat about good parenting techniques, their plans for survival in the event of a zombie apocalypse, and then discuss a Mind Gap Fan question: If you don’t laugh at something, is it funny? It’s basically the new sports debate.

Things are wrapped up with a throw-down featuring Iron Fist vs. Luke Cage.

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Episode 166 - Comedy, Cooking, and Commercials

This week, Justin and Doug discuss comedy and what make something funny to them and then review their cooking abilities. The dorks also talk about commercials that have really aggravated them.

Things are wrapped up with a throw-down featuring Ethan Hunt from Mission Impossible vs. Jason Bourne from...Jason Bourne.

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Episode 165 - How Human Resources Works in Weird Industries with Jill Cochrane

The amazing Jill Cochrane returns to the podcast to chat with Doug and Justin about HR in weird industries like the NFL, the movie industry, and government. As the resident HR expert, Jill gives her thoughts on how things work in the corporate world vs. these odd ones.

Things are wrapped up with a throw-down featuring Darth Vader vs. Thanos.

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Episode 164 - Rob Ballmaier Needs an Apology from DC

Mind Gap all-star Rob Ballmaier joins Doug and Justin this week to formally request an apology from DC and Warner Bros. for a string of bad movies that Rob has so confidently defended and supported over the past few years. The heroes discuss DC and Marvel movies as well as the upcoming movie disguised as a turd rolling down the street, Venom.

Things are wrapped up with a throw-down featuring Venom vs. Wolverine.

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Episode 163 - Art, Authenticity, and Awkward Moments

This week’s episode is oozing with culture as Doug and Justin explore the depths of art and authenticity. The dorks also rehash awkward moments from their past, mostly from Jr. High and High School, and then discuss which moments they’d go back and change if they could.

Things are wrapped up with a throw-down with Charlie Kelly from It’s Always Sunny vs. Rafi from The League.

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Episode 162 - The Movie Theater Experience with Haig Nahigian

Ming Gap all-star and podcast dad Haig Nahigian joins Justin and Doug to talk about Doug’s weird experiences at an Oktoberfest event in the suburbs, Movie Pass, and the movie theater experience.

Things are wrapped up with a throw-down with Mel Gibson’s Mad Max vs. Tom Hardy’s Mad Max.

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Episode 161 - Innovation

This week, Justin and Doug re-explore the tragedy that is the Rudy story, Elon Musk’s recent marijuana “controversy”, and innovative ideas that could make our lives better.

Things are wrapped up with a throw-down with Black Panther vs. Beast.

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Episode 160 - Screen Time with Sam Koch

Sam Koch joins the podcast this week to chat with Doug and Justin about screen time on devices and how it affects them as well as the rest of the world.

Things are wrapped up with a throw-down with the Winter Soldier vs. Red Hood.

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Episode 159 - Answering Unanswerable Questions

This week, Justin and Doug explore some of the universe’s most unanswerable questions such as: Why does time exist?  Why can’t we know the future? Is the universe finite or infinite? The dorks give answers to these questions and more!

Things are wrapped up with a throw-down featuring Swamp Thing vs. Groot.

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Episode 158 - Unintentional Consequences of Lies Told to Kids

This week, Justin and Doug discuss the hilarious long term and unintended consequences from lies that are told to kids. Utilizing some stories told from Cracked and Buzzfeed as well as their own personal experience, the dorks imagine the awkward situations that will arise when someone refers to the turn lane as a “suicide lane”, when a ceiling light is called an “uplight”, or when a child is told that is they keep misbehaving, the coyotes will get them.

Things are wrapped up in a throw-down with the Transporter, Frank Martin, vs. John Wick.

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Episode 157 - Bathroom Etiquette

Justin and Doug explore the many aspects of bathroom etiquette such as washing hands, the urinal buffer, and pooping while talking on the phone. The dorks then discuss the culture of oversharing on social media.

Things are wrapped up with a throw-down with Chun-Li vs. Sonya Blade.

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Best of Year 3

Another year of Mind Gap Podcast has passed, and Justin and Doug have decided to celebrate with a collection of their favorite moments! Thanks to all the listeners, all of the guests, and to Elephant and Castle for being our sponsor.  

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Episode 156 - The Art of Diffusion and Policing with Lieutenant Alex Broch

It finally happened - Lt. Alex Broch joins the podcast to give Doug and Justin his perspective on a variety of police related topics. He gives his insight into what makes a good police officer, how to diffuse a situation, common misconceptions on police work, body cams, 3D guns and so much more!

Things are wrapped up with a throw-down with John McClane (Die Hard) vs. Martin Riggs (Lethal Weapon).

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Episode 155 - Hygiene, Personal Brand, and Justice League

This week, Justin and Doug break down the lack of hygiene in guys and how they need to try harder. This leads to a discussion on how appearance affects your personal brand. Then the dorks admit that they both watched Justice League recently and give their thoughts on this turd of a movie.

Things are wrapped up with a throw-down with Cyborg vs. Iron Man.

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Episode 154 - Economics, the Quiet Car, and Outrage

This week Justin and Doug talk some economics then Doug tells a story about the guardian of the quiet car on the Metra train.  Then, the dorks discuss the recent controversy around James Gunn getting fired by Disney for tweets made a few years back.

Things are wrapped up with a throw-down with Iron Man vs. Samus Aran.

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Episode 153 - Marvel is Better Than Star Wars with Dave Cochrane

This week, Mind Gap Podcast all-star Dave Cochrane joins Justin and Doug to discuss his thoughts on the Marvel and Star Wars universes. David posits that Marvel has done so well that it’s made him review how he feels about the Star Wars franchise and it ain’t pretty. The dorks discuss the pros and cons of both franchises and try to suss out how they feel about everything.

Things are wrapped up with a throw-down with Jango Fett vs. Star Lord.

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Photo Credit: Shane Parker (http://zero-lives.blogspot.com/2012/10/avengers-vs-dark-side.html)

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Episode 152 - Sexual Preferences and Finding Comfort

This week Doug regales Justin with a college story of a guy whose goal was to do some filthy things in every building on campus, which leads the two to discuss porn preferences. Justin switches gears creating a discussion about how the two dorks find comfort when they have a bad day.

Things are wrapped up with a throw-down with Laura Croft vs. Indiana Jones.

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Episode 151 - #AskPracticalDoug

This week, Doug tells some more carnival stories and then the two dorks talk about a hashtag they started years ago called #AskPracticalDoug. The heroes then round things out talking about how bad customer service drives them nuts.

Things are wrapped up with a throw-down with Drax the Destroyer vs. Luke Cage.

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