Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Episode 36: Down the Home Stretch!

One more lap with Coach John Honerkamp! Many thanks again to John for sitting down with us for so long. In this third hour we got to our Top 5 Races, answered some questions from John's many Facebook fans/friends, and a whole lot more!

[Bryan says: Thanks to everybody from November Project NYC for finding me at the NYC Half Marathon Expo! I just might brave the rain on Friday for NPNYC in Battery Park...]

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Episode 35: John Honerkamp Redux!

It's Part 2 of 3 of our chat with John Honerkamp. This time we go deep into the subject of running, including John's New York Road Runners Virtual Trainer, tips for runners of all skill levels, and stories of John's experiences racing and pacing celebrities in the marathon. There might even be some talk of a certain exercise cult that is totally not a cult?

See you next week for the thrilling conclusion of the Honerkamp Trilogy, when we talk our Top 5 Races and John answers your Facebook questions!

PS: You really should watch the Italian Spiderman mentioned last week.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Episode 34: Running and Superheroes with John Honerkamp!

New York Road Runners Coach and November Project NYC Co-Leader John Honerkamp joins us to talk about running and much, much more on this marathon of an episode. We even fit our Top 5 Superheroes into this first hour -- that's right, this is only the first hour; John was kind enough to stick around for so long that we had to break up the episode into two (or maybe even three?) parts. So come back next week for answers to your Facebook questions, running advice, and more!

[In the meantime, John would love it if you'd come work out with November Project every Wednesday at Gracie Mansion - 5:30am or 6:30am...or both!]

Friday, February 5, 2016

Episode 33: The Best of 2015, Part 2

The Best of 2015: In the thrilling conclusion of our two-part recap, we discuss the Top 5 Podcasts, Record Albums, and Word Books of the past year. Who knows when we'll record another podcast? You'd better treasure this one!

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Best of 2015! Part 1

It's been a while! But we're finally back with our recap of 2015 -- this week, Movies and TV Shows. Next week, Books, Podcasts, and Music!

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Your New Favorite Podcast alert: Mystery Show!

While the Billy and Bryan Show is on
the run from the law, not to mention our creditors who seem to believe we cashed their sponsorship check and spent it all on beer and cookieshiatus, we know that your ears are definitely looking for some new podcasts to listen to until we put out another "classic ep" [classic episode]. You're in luck!

Mystery Show is the brand new offering from Gimlet Media, producers of StartUp and Reply All. It's like Serial, but without the due diligence, each mystery lasts for one episode rather than a whole season, and -- at least so far -- each case gives you some measure of closure. It's hosted by Starlee Kine, who you should know from This American Life.

So far, Starlee has investigated a video store that went out of business overnight, with no warning; an obscure book sighted in the possession of a major pop star; and a belt buckle. Each episode has thrilled and delighted me, thanks to Starlee's quirky investigative style that follows any lead -- no matter how tangential -- and knack for interviewing persons of interest. I can't believe the sudden surges of surprise, pathos, and delight that spring up with each plot twist -- this is truly a must-listen. And once you've started listening, add to your experience with my Mystery Show magazine on Flipboard, which is full of extra links to content about and inspired by the show.

And in true BABS fashion, the Top 5 Reasons You Must Listen to Mystery Show:
5. So that once everyone starts talking about it, a la Serial, you'll know exactly what they're talking about.
4. To get context for this video.
3. To find out just how long someone can talk to customer service at a bookstore while checking on the status of a book.
2. Mystery Show host Starlee Kine was responsible for perhaps the greatest story in the history of This American Life: "Break-Up", featuring Phil Collins!
1. You really need the experience of being delighted by the story of a belt buckle.

So find it on iTunes, or read more at Flipboard!
Mystery Show on Flipboard

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Episode 31: Best of 2014 Part 2

We are forever finished with 2014 after this recap of those things that we appreciated with our eyes: Top 5 movies, TV shows, and books!