Season One

  • 7! The Dry Beer Challenge

    Continuing our tradition of being just a little late for holidays (see last month’s December 30 release of our Christmas episode), we bring you our Dry January episode! (Hey at least it’s still January.) Join us as we discuss New Year’s resolutions, what “Dry January” is, and challenge ourselves to identify alcohol-free beers. 1. 0:03:32 Read More

  • 6! Christmas Movie Extravaganza

    We’re a bit late for Christmas, but this month, we’re talking Christmas movies. What makes a Christmas movie a Christmas movie, and what are our favorite Christmas movies of all time? Tune in and find out! Or don’t! 1. 0:01:21 — After Cold Open2. 0:18:20 — Controversial Christmas Movies3. 0:42:08 — Our Top 5 Christmas Read More

  • 5! Should We Be Friends?

    This month, we put our podcast at risk—not to mention the very foundation of our friendship itself—by clinically examining whether we should be friends, based on data alone. Or something like that. Join us as we journey into the belly of the Internet to see if our friendship should continue. Will this be the final Read More

  • 4! Monster Battle Royale (Halloween Special 1)

    Welcome to our first Halloween Seasonal Special episode! This month, we’re pitting the classic Universal Monsters against each other in a no-holds-barred fight to the death. From Dracula to the Phantom of the Opera, who will come out on top? Follow along with your own bracket: 1. 0:00:59 — After Cold Open2. 0:20:17 — Preliminary Read More

  • 3! From Foley to Our Ears

    We’re back to competition in this episode! To start, we define sound effect foley artistry and discuss our limited experience with it. We then dive into the games, trying to outdo each other by identifying sound effects from classic movies. Who will come out the victor this episode? 1. 0:02:47 — After Cold Open2. 0:13:08 Read More

  • A BOOK DEAL

    Written and directed by Glen Eric Reed and Jim Balcerek. Starring Jim Balcerek as Martin, and Glen Eric Reed as Stan. A Backstage Group production. Audio adaptation based on the One-Act Play by Glen Eric Reed and Jim Balcerek. This adaptation Copyright © 2022 Glen Eric Reed and James P. Balcerek. Original Play Copyright © Read More

  • 2! Writing from Stage to Podcast

    The long-promised scripted content has arrived! In this episode, we talk about how we began our individual writing journeys, leading to our writing collaboration over the years. We then offer our feature presentation: an original audio drama based on a one-act play that’s one of the first things we ever wrote together. 1. 00:02:12 — Read More

  • 1! Drinking to Our Podcast Return

    Welcome back to Glen and Jim’s inane banter! In our premiere episode, we talk about why we decided to start a new podcast, and what this new show will (and won’t) entail. From there, we talk about our respective introductions to adult beverages (or, “How We Became Alcoholics”). Then it’s a no-holds-barred battle as we Read More