Author Topic: Whatever Happened to the Pizza at MacDonalds?  (Read 5216 times)

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Re: Whatever Happened to the Pizza at MacDonalds?
« Reply #30 on: April 02, 2021, 12:14:14 AM »
Latest episode is brilliant. Probably a good starting point if you haven’t bought in before?

Ep 200. It’s great.

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Re: Whatever Happened to the Pizza at MacDonalds?
« Reply #31 on: April 08, 2021, 10:50:06 PM »
agreed

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Re: Whatever Happened to the Pizza at MacDonalds?
« Reply #32 on: April 08, 2021, 11:06:48 PM »
I'm on ~ep 120. Love it, very Morrisian at times. Perfect commitment to deadpan, even as he dabbles in deep absurdity. I was thrilled that the Mothman somehow briefly flapped his way into the investigation.

Article in the NY Times about my favourite podcast:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/28/business/mcdonalds-pizza-podcast.html

Apparently John Darnielle of the Mountain Goats is a big fan. A Ferris ourobouros of things I am an obsessive fan of.

I was surprised, visiting the Twitter and Instagram accounts, to find that Brian's followers number only in the couple-of-thousands, and that his SoundCloud tracks have only a few hundred plays.

In a meta sort of way, this relatively small following suits the tiny, weird world of his niche investigation, but in my listening I'd imagined the podcast to be much more widely enjoyed.

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Re: Whatever Happened to the Pizza at MacDonalds?
« Reply #33 on: April 08, 2021, 11:13:25 PM »
I'm at almost exactly that point, about 115

Am I the only person who has been envisioning Brian as Nathan Fielder   

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Re: Whatever Happened to the Pizza at MacDonalds?
« Reply #34 on: April 08, 2021, 11:15:54 PM »
It’s really good. Let me know when you get to the Alaska arc and I’ll PM the link for the donor-only episode a stand up routine delivered to nobody, in an abandoned church, in the middle of the night, on the godforsaken island of Adak, Alaska.

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Re: Whatever Happened to the Pizza at MacDonalds?
« Reply #35 on: April 08, 2021, 11:15:58 PM »
I'm at almost exactly that point, about 115

Am I the only person who has been envisioning Brian as Nathan Fielder   
Yea there's definitely some of that, in a good way.

I remember someone once saying of Morris that he would Bobby knock a door, but then wait to see who answered. This show sometimes feels like a polite version of that

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Re: Whatever Happened to the Pizza at MacDonalds?
« Reply #36 on: April 08, 2021, 11:17:04 PM »
I'm at almost exactly that point, about 115

Am I the only person who has been envisioning Brian as Nathan Fielder

I got into it by being a massive Nathan Fielder fan and having someone recommend this to me as “very similar” on discord.

Re: Whatever Happened to the Pizza at MacDonalds?
« Reply #37 on: April 11, 2021, 06:06:09 PM »
#200 is great. I love when he does that faux-breezy NPR voice.

Re: Whatever Happened to the Pizza at MacDonalds?
« Reply #38 on: April 12, 2021, 12:08:08 AM »
Spotify seems to have made it much easier to play in order and the adverts have been trimmed down. Got stuck back in this evening, had the Christmas one and the Willow 2 treatment, excellent stuff.

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Re: Whatever Happened to the Pizza at MacDonalds?
« Reply #39 on: April 12, 2021, 12:38:48 AM »
Really want to listen to this when I'm going to sleep but the volume difference in spotify between the ads and the show is crazy. Creeping through it at a quarter of the piece because of that

Re: Whatever Happened to the Pizza at MacDonalds?
« Reply #40 on: April 13, 2021, 08:02:35 PM »
I really enjoyed his detour into shitting on Rick and Morty and asking about Szechuan sauce in a terrible Jersey Shore accent.

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Re: Whatever Happened to the Pizza at MacDonalds?
« Reply #41 on: April 18, 2021, 07:32:13 PM »

Thought I recovered a memory of a HS girlfriend loving McD pizza but it would have been 1982-83 so, prolly no.

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Re: Whatever Happened to the Pizza at MacDonalds?
« Reply #42 on: April 18, 2021, 09:37:32 PM »
Thought I recovered a memory of a HS girlfriend loving McD pizza but it would have been 1982-83 so, prolly no.

My wife mentioned eating pizza at McDonald’s (while growing up in Canada in the mid ‘90s) and I was legitimately excited. She has no real memory of it, but I can only assume it was pretty good for the price.

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Re: Whatever Happened to the Pizza at MacDonalds?
« Reply #43 on: April 19, 2021, 06:18:14 AM »
Yeah, but your wife has probably never had a Chicken Legend GARY or a carton of curry sauce to dip her chips in, so if you ask me it's her that's missed out, not you.

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