Author Topic: Whatever Happened to the Pizza at MacDonalds?  (Read 5534 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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Re: Whatever Happened to the Pizza at MacDonalds?
« Reply #44 on: May 04, 2021, 06:39:21 PM »
Was struggling to decide whether to stick this out or not, as the first ten or twenty episodes feel much of a muchness. Very funny, but unsure where it was going. Think it's finally hitting for me, after episode 32, 'the last ever episode of Whatever Happened to Pizza at McDonalds?', followed by the immediate followup episode suddenly implicating Bowe Berghdal.

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Re: Whatever Happened to the Pizza at MacDonalds?
« Reply #45 on: May 04, 2021, 06:45:27 PM »
Can anyone recommend a good app/place to listen to this? I've tried up to about episode 12, it's not really clicking yet but I'd like to go a little further. The main problem is that the app I downloaded on my phone only plays podcast playlists in reverse fucking order (I mean, just... mate), so you get to the end of episode 8 and it will go on to episode 7, and there's literally no button to skip in the other direction.

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Re: Whatever Happened to the Pizza at MacDonalds?
« Reply #46 on: May 04, 2021, 07:16:05 PM »
Can anyone recommend a good app/place to listen to this? I've tried up to about episode 12, it's not really clicking yet but I'd like to go a little further. The main problem is that the app I downloaded on my phone only plays podcast playlists in reverse fucking order (I mean, just... mate), so you get to the end of episode 8 and it will go on to episode 7, and there's literally no button to skip in the other direction.

I use apple podcasts, and it’s actually very good.

It’s a weird show which is why it’s stayed so niche and it takes ~20 eps to sort itself out and get going. The early ones are so short I did it in a week or two’s worth of commutes[1], but there’s an ep where he calls a prayer line, and just improvs along with the guy in a good natured way that made me laugh out loud in public and I’ve been hooked ever since.

The later eps are terrific.
 1. remember commutes? What were all that about!

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Re: Whatever Happened to the Pizza at MacDonalds?
« Reply #47 on: May 04, 2021, 10:22:36 PM »
Can anyone recommend a good app/place to listen to this? I've tried up to about episode 12, it's not really clicking yet but I'd like to go a little further. The main problem is that the app I downloaded on my phone only plays podcast playlists in reverse fucking order (I mean, just... mate), so you get to the end of episode 8 and it will go on to episode 7, and there's literally no button to skip in the other direction.

This is the same issue I had. I tried a different app but that wouldn't play the next episode at all, so I was having to go into the app every five or ten minutes to press play on the next episode. Really fucked any momentum and made it a chore to listen to, whereas if I'd just had them playing in a row then I think I would have gotten into it more quickly.

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