Hyphen Nation – Episode #11: Spoiler Spoiler Spoiler (Costarring Errick Greenlee)

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I start the episode by myself, where I try to compare Shawn Michaels and Kanye West. Then I called Errick Greenlee on Skype, where we had a short conversation about our daughters and families off podcast, then we get down to business. But what I thought would be more fantasy booking turned into an all out discussion of Captain America: Civil War, which we both saw on its opening weekend.

This episode’s cover image is brought to you via Errick’s favorite Captain America speech, (which he feels was delivered badly by the film) which originally appeared in Amazing Spider-Man #537 for those Spider-Man haters out there. I wouldn’t call this an all-inclusive review of the film but we get to a lot of it. In case you didn’t notice, this episode is full of spoilers.

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Victory Jumpoff Radio – Show #21: To Jay-Z Or Not To Jay Z?

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Jigga. Young Hova. S Dot Carter. J-A-Y-Hyphen. Controlling.

  1. Can I Live?
  2. In My Lifetime (Remix)
  3. A Million And One Questions
  4. There’s Been A Murder
  5. Lucky Me
  6. Feelin’ It
  7. Takeover
  8. Blueprint 2
  9. Encore
  10. Pump It Up Freestyle
  11. La-La-La (Excuse Me Miss Again)
  12. Soon You’ll Understand
  13. Only A Customer
  14. Imaginary Player
  15. Nigga What, Nigga Who (Originator 99)
  16. Somewhereinamerica
  17. D.O.A. (Death Of Auto-Tune)
  18. Say Hello
  19. Come And Get Me
  20. Heart Of The City (Ain’t No Love)
  21. D’Evils
  22. Streets Is Talking
  23. You Must Love Me
  24. Hovi Baby
  25. Public Service Announcement (Interlude)

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Hyphen Nation – Episode #10: Book To The Future – 1st LP, Side A (Costarring Errick Greenlee)

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On the day after what may be remembered as one of the darkest days for many, I finally found time to have my first guest ever. Errick Greenlee is not just a son, brother, husband, father, or purveyor of all things nerd fresh. He’s not just a writer or filmmaker. He’s not just the king of the Lightning Round or his #GoingInRaw column for KillerBoomBox. Nor is he just one half of a dynamic t-shirt designing duo. In addition to that glistening resume, Errick Greenlee is a professional wrestling fan. And nothing was the same.

So we start to fantasy book the WWE until SummerSlam and already, the ideas are flowing. Reigns, Styles, Rollins, Balor, Ziggler. Trust me, this is the phenomenal forearm of the fantasy booking; it’s that over. Plus we take the time to talk about Chyna and Prince. And this is only the first edition in what I hope will be many more appearances but Mr. Greenlee. Hold on to your butts.

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Hyphen Nation – Episode #9: Knock On Wood

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On a very special day, Hyphen Nation 9 is born into existence! Today’s topics include the 2nd birthday of my daughter Aaliyah (that’s the special day, take that smokers), my experiences as a “single” dad, why I’ve been so lazy creatively lately, the tough decision between my Android and becoming one of those iPhone users, and an update about those lifestyle changes I keep saying I’m going to make (the elephant scale at the Smithsonian Zoo wasn’t impressed). Plus: I predict the 2016 NBA Playoffs in their entirety. And I don’t care if you say it’s not fair to pick after they officially start. Besides, there are no surprises to be heard here.

This episode is all about the positive vibes so check that negativity at the door. Or to Yankee Stadium.

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Victory Jumpoff Radio – Show #20: The Final Banana

The Final Banana is for dancing. If you don’t like to dance, you’ll dance. If you like to dance, you’ll sweat. If you like to sweat, you need The Final Banana.

  1. Madonna – Vogue
  2. Snap – Rhythm Is A Dancer
  3. Deee-Lite – Groove Is In The Heart
  4. EMF – Unbelievable
  5. Right Said Fred – I’m Too Sexy
  6. Crystal Waters – Gypsy Woman (She’s Home)
  7. C+C Music Factory – Gonna Make You Sweat (Everybody Dance Now)
  8. Gerardo – Rico Suave
  9. Haddaway – What Is Love?
  10. Ini Kamoze – Here Comes The Hotstepper
  11. La Bouche – Be My Lover
  12. Robin S. – Show Me Love
  13. Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock – It Takes Two
  14. Sir Mix-A-Lot – Baby Got Back
  15. Technotronic – Pump Up The Jam
  16. Black Box – Everybody Everybody
  17. Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch – Good Vibrations
  18. CeCe Peniston – Finally
  19. Maxi Priest – Close To You
  20. Paula Abdul – Straight Up
  21. Arrested Development – People Everyday
  22. Heavy D and the Boyz – Now That We Found Love
  23. Madonna – Express Yourself
  24. Bobby Brown – Every Little Step (Radio Edit)
  25. Young MC – Bust A Move

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Hyphen Nation – Episode #8: I Feel Petty

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In this episode, everybody gets it! And by that I mean that I talk about how I hold grudges (I was taught by the best) and how it feels when Seinfeld loses his Newman (it feels pretty great). I also spend some time talking about being just one of the girls (people like talking to me. It’s a gift and a curse) and how I became enshrined in the Mario Kart Wii Hall of Fame (it’s a real thing. You can totally look it up. You’ll see a picture of my victims sad faces next to my name). I wrap things up by talking about how Steph Curry is having his moment and how I no longer lust after Little Caesar’s bacon wrapped pizza.

I may also be muttering under my breath at times. It was a rough week.

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Victory Jumpoff Radio – Show #19

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It’s the first regular episode since Show #12. This show is so good it didn’t need a fancy tagline. I wish I could grow a beard like Gambino. Time for a new show intro for Show #20.

  1. Busta Rhymes – As I Come Back
  2. Michael Jackson – Remember The Time (New Jack Jazz Mix)
  3. Michael Jackson – Why You Wanna Trip On Me
  4. Slum Village – Selfish
  5. Ja Rule – It’s Murda
  6. R. Kelly – Suicide
  7. Ja Rule – Suicide Freestyle
  8. Madonna – Human Nature
  9. Eminem – Say Goodbye Hollywood
  10. Limp Bizkit – N 2Gether Now
  11. Wiz Khalifa – We’re Done
  12. Justin Bieber – What Do You Mean
  13. Will Smith – Will 2K
  14. Seal – Crazy
  15. The Roots – The Next Movement
  16. Childish Gambino – Break
  17. Lady Gaga – You And I
  18. Kid Cudi – Sky Might Fall
  19. Megan Rochell – The One You Need
  20. Wiz Khalifa – King Of Everything
  21. Toni Braxton – Just Another Sad Love Song
  22. Fabolous – Been Around The World Remix Freestyle
  23. Blues Traveler – Run-Around
  24. Blues Traveler – Hook
  25. Method Man – The Purple Tape
  26. Marcus Taylor – City Of Broken Dreams
  27. Marcus Taylor – Shit Just Got Real

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Hyphen Nation – Episode #7: Welcome To The Disney Movie Review Podcast

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You take one day off and life gets in the way. So what do you do? You wait until the next opportunity presents itself and you keep the podcast train on the tracks! Enclosed within these audio walls, I question whether I’m a bad husband, I talk about Aladdin and the Little Mermaid and my differing opinions on both (Welcome to the Disney movie review podcast!), this episode’s cover girl Ronda Rousey’s confession to considering suicide after she lost to Holly Holm, and getting better at writing (faster) through repetition.

This episode was recorded at not just one but two Morgantown Krogers before and after a dentist appointment. Your man of the people has come back.

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Victory Jumpoff Radio – Show #18: Earth, Wind & Fire

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Another legend gone. The music lives on. Rest in peace Maurice White. Clap your hands this evening, ’cause it’s alright.

  1. Reasons (Live)
  2. Shining Star
  3. Boogie Wonderland
  4. Got To Get You Into My Life
  5. After The Love Is Gone
  6. Fantasy
  7. Keep Your Head To The Sky
  8. Devotion (Live)
  9. Can’t Hide Love
  10. That’s The Way Of The World
  11. On Your Face
  12. Faces
  13. September
  14. Let Me Talk
  15. Let’s Groove
  16. Magic Mind
  17. Mom
  18. Getaway
  19. Sing A Song
  20. Earth, Wind & Fire
  21. Wanna Be With You
  22. Caribou
  23. See The Light
  24. Runnin’
  25. Sun Goddess

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Hyphen Nation – Episode #6: The Case of the Stale Fudge Rounds & Cherry Pop-Tarts

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So with the professional footballs officially put away for another season, it’s time for Hyphen Nation to blossom into its final and best form! Or something like that. Contained within these audio walls, I discuss why the day after the Super Bowl should be some kind of national holiday, I compare my experiences with the OJ Simpson trial as a child with what I know today, the story of gas station snacks that spawned this episode’s title, my eternal struggle with never being able to catch up on all the podcasts I like, and I end things with a small tribute to the retiring Daniel Bryan.

It’s still snowing in Morgantown so if you live in a warm climate, I hate you. But I’d still like you to check out this episode. And pass it along like a note in class. I don’t really care if the teacher sees it.

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