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Episode 188 - Captain Marvel with Jamie Yates

The wonderful and amazing Jamie Yates stops by on this week’s podcast to talk shop about Facebook and it’s unnatural nature, being a theater and band nerd, and Celine Dion, before providing a relatively spoiler-free breakdown of Captain Marvel because, you know, JUSTIN HASN’T SEEN IT YET!

Things are wrapped up with a throw-down featuring Captain Marvel vs. Thor.

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Episode 187 - Lawyering and Film with Adam Smestad

This week, Justin and Doug are joined by the mighty commercial litigator, director, writer, and actor, Adam Smestad. The three nerds talk about creating the web series, Chicago HR, moving from personal injury lawyering to commercial litigation lawyering, what it’s like playing a small role on a TV show, what it must be like to prepare for a romantic scene in TV and film, and the recent debate over whether a movie should be a theatrical release in order to be considered for an Oscar.

Things are wrapped up with a throw-down featuring personal injury lawyers vs. commercial litigators.  

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Episode 186 - A Mind Gap Experience with Megan Renner Rieck

Doug and Justin are joined by the wonderful and amazing actor, mother, and beer drinker, Megan Renner Rieck. The heroes talk about a buffet of topics such as “dirty pleasure” reality shows, Intervention, Bright Burn, bad movie trailers for kids, Star Wars, and so much more!

Things are wrapped up with a throw-down featuring the hosts and casts of A Shot At Love with Tila Tequila vs. Rock of Love with Bret Michaels.

You can find Megan doing her fine work in the upcoming Chris and Matt Show at Second City in May.

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Episode 185 - The Butthurt Bonanza

This week, Doug tells a riveting story of a recent poop attack, then he talks about taking his daughter to see her first movie at a movie theater.  The dorks then discuss the dudes in the world who are butthurt over Brie Larson’s comments and how they are boycotting Captain Marvel.

Things are wrapped up with a throw-down featuring the Punisher vs. John Wick.

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Episode 184 - Ralph Breaks the Internet, PJ Masks, and 100 Bullets

This week, Doug gives Justin his less than stellar, spoiler-filled review of Ralph Breaks the Internet and then talks about his dark theories behind the children’s TV show, PJ Masks. Doug then regales Justin with his final thoughts on the comic, 100 Bullets.

Things are wrapped up with a throw-down featuring the PJ Masks: Owlette vs. Catboy vs. Gekko.

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Episode 183 - “When Will Get Ice Machine!”

On this week’s episode, Justin and Doug discuss poorly worded questions and and aggressive demands from people trying to communicate with leaders. Doug fills Justin in on his latest D&D adventure then the dorks discuss whether torturing computer characters is a sign of someone being psychotic. The nerds finish up by talking about Black Mirror.

Things are wrapped up with a throw-down featuring workers demanding better free coffee vs. workers demanding an ice machine.  

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Episode 182 - Avengers: End Game

This week, Doug and Justin talk about the newest Avengers: End Game Super Bowl TV spot and Justin talks about why he’s worried about the film.  The dorks then review all of the movies that are coming out around Avengers: End Game and consider their fate at the box office.  Doug then vents his frustration at how Zac Snyder adapted the movie 300 from Frank Miller’s comic.  The nerds then try to guess what they think will happen in Avengers: End Game.

Things are wrapped up with a throw-down featuring Freddy Krueger vs. Dream from The Sandman comics.

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Episode 181 - The Poop Terrorist

This week, Justin and Doug talk about customer service, how we are always playing to the lowest common denominator, and then the dorks talk about a man who demanded that flight attendants wipe his butt while on a flight to Asia. It’s a discussion for the ages.

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

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Episode 180 - Insincere Messages From Corporations

This week, Justin and Doug talk about some of their favorite comics, books, and other items they’ve been reading. The dorks then discuss the recent controversy surrounding Gillette’s “The Best a Man Can Be” commercial. The heroes then finish up their time chatting about the football playoffs.

Things are wrapped up with a throw-down featuring Daffy Duck vs. Donald Duck.

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Episode 179 - Social Media is Gross

This week, Justin and Doug give a shout out to Lt. Broch and the Jackson police department for thwarting a bomb threat at a high school. The dorks then talk about how terrifying school shootings are and how social media creates dangers for kids. The dorks then talk about how people shouldn’t worry about being bald or wrinkled because that’s life. The heroes then discuss the weird rules and expectations around social media and Doug asks Justin, “Why the hell do we have so many friends on Facebook?”

Things are wrapped up with a throw-down featuring Tony the Tiger vs. Chester Cheetah.

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Episode 178 - The Weird World of TV

This week, Justin and Doug discuss the upcoming 7 series streaming TV show about Jesus called The Chosen and how the faith based entertainment industry is a strange, but profitable one. The dorks also talk about the hilariously named streaming service, VidAngel, and how it uses its technology to take video content and make it less offensive. The nerds then discuss terrible network TV shows and all of the interesting content that’s out there in the streaming world.

Things are wrapped up with a throw-down featuring Kermit vs. Elmo.

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Episode 177 - Digital Tabletop Games

Happy new year, friends! In the first episode of the new year, Doug tells Justin about his most recent D&D experience and then talks about how he found a fantastic board game on Tabletop Simulator for free. This prompts Justin to challenge Doug on his morals and his stance on piracy. The dorks then discuss the idea of creating their own board game.

The heroes then discuss the recent video Kevin Spacey released as well as Louis CK’s most recent stint in the news.

Things are wrapped up with a throw-down featuring the Nesquik Rabbit vs. the Trix Rabbit.

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Episode 176 - Thought Experiments and Paradoxes

This week Justin and Doug review some thought experiments and paradoxes and try their best to think their way through the scenarios. The dorks review such items like the False Positive Paradox, the Drowning Child Problem, Robert Nozik’s Experience Machine, the Paradox of Hedonism, and many more.  

Things are wrapped up with a holiday throw-down featuring Santa Claus vs. Krampus.

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Episode 175 - Good morning, Julia!

On this week’s episode of Mind Gap, Doug shows Justin a couple of videos that were featured on the Your Mom’s House podcast and relishes Justin’s reaction. The dorks then talk about sensitivity to jokes and the outrage that surrounds comedy.

Things are wrapped up with a throw-down featuring Joe vs. the “Try it Out” guy.  You’ll get the reference once you listen.

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Episode 174 - Two Birds, One Scone

This week, Doug and Justin dive into some topics that have proven to be controversial as of late such as whether “Kiss the Girl” from Little Mermaid is misogynistic, whether the 1964 Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer promotes bullying and abuse, and whether PETA’s animal friendly language is really worth the effort.

Things are wrapped up with a very contentious throw-down featuring Rudolph vs. Sebastian the Crab.

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Episode 173 - Who is the REAL Doug Cochrane?

This week, Doug and Justin visit a website called dougcochrane.net and discuss their thoughts on the other Doug who exists there. Doug asks the important question, “Why don’t people use revolving doors?” The dorks then discuss their experiences with the unwritten rules of public transportation and elevator etiquette. The heroes then reminisce about their time working together at their last job.

Things are wrapped up with a throw-down featuring Mind Gap Podcast Doug Cochrane vs. Dougcochrane.net Doug Cochrane.

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Episode 172 - Christmas Trees, Board Games, and Dungeons and Dragons

This week, Doug admits to Justin that he helped put up and decorate a Christmas tree and it felt good. Doug talks about the board games he played while on Thanksgiving break and then regales Justin with his first experience playing Dungeons and Dragons. Let’s just say, things didn’t go as planned for Doug’s character.

Things are wrapped up with a throw-down featuring a Dragonborn Sorcerer vs. a High Elf Wizard.

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Episode 171 - Social Anxiety and Driving

This week, Doug dives into his stories of social anxiety and Justin helps him cope with his weirdness like being able to say no in social situations, asking questions, and asking for help in retail spaces. The dorks then talk about their experiences with road rage and bad drivers.

Things are wrapped up with a throw-down featuring Winston and Reinhardt from Overwatch vs. the Heavy from Team Fortress 2 AND Torbjorn vs. the Engineer from Team Fortress 2.

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Episode 170 - Overwatch, Lucio, and Comedy with Jonny Cruz

Justin and Doug are joined by the incredible human, Jonny Cruz. You may know him for his work as Lucio in Overwatch, Jordan Cross in Hitman, Ricky Sandoval in Matador, and plenty of other amazing things. Jonny chats with the dorks about what it was like creating the voice for Lucio and how the fans have embraced him and the positivity of his character. He discusses his outlook on life and what drives him in his artistic work. Then the heroes discuss their experiences in improv, share some war stories, and talk about how improv has helped them in their lives.

Things are wrapped up with a throw-down featuring Lucio from Overwatch vs. the Scout from TF2.

You can find Jonny on Instagram and Twitter @jonycruzzz and his website, http://jonny-cruz.com.

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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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