Month: January 2014

Tips for the Well-Rounded Fight Fan [Index]

Tips for the well-roundedYou know how you’re always like, Hey, that thing Ben/Chad was talking about on Tips for the Well-Rounded Fight Fan sounded cool, but now I can’t remember what it was/where to find it/where I left my car keys. Oh well, guess I better hit ’em up on Twitter for a reminder? Yeah, no. From this day forward (and hopefully backward too, if we can swing it) the Co-Main Event Podcast will begin cataloging our TFTWRFF right here in this very post. Each time we do Tips on the CME, we’ll add them to the list below, date them and provide handy links to where you can find the source material for said tip. Seem OK? OK, go …

Episode 296

Ben: Dept of Speculation, by Jenny Offill (novel)

Ben: SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome, by Mary Beard

Chad: Babylon Berlin (TV Series)

Episode 290

Ben: Idaho, by Emily Ruskovich (novel)

Chad:  Mogul, from Gimlet Media (podcast)

Episode 255
Ben & Chad:  Crimetown, by Gimlet Media (podcast)

Episode 203
Ben: Black Ajax, by George MacDonald Fraser (historical fiction)

Chad: Catastrophe & The Americans (tv shows)

Episode 190

Ben: World of Tomorrow (short film)
Chad: Fargo (TV show)

Episode 169

Ben: Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania, by Erik Larson (non-fiction)
Chad: Mr. Robot (TV show)

Episode 133

Ben: “Sneaky People” by Thomas Berger (novel).

Chad: “The Ploughment” by Kim Zupan (novel).

Episode 120

Ben: “The Bone Clocks” by David Mitchell (novel).

Chad: “Rectify” (TV series).

Episode 107
Ben: 12 O’Clock Boys (documentary film)
Chad: Dear Zachary (documantary film)

Episode 99
Ben: Glimmer Train Stories, #90 (literary journal)
Chad: The Goldfinch: A Novel, by Donna Tartt (novel)

Episode 88 (1/27/14)

Ben: “Happy People” (documentary film).
Chad: “Galveston” by Nic Pizzolatto (novel).

Episode 76 (11/4/13)

Ben: “Flashman” by George MacDonald Fraser (novel).
Chad: “Thuglit: Issue 8” (short stories, including one by him).

Episode 67 (9/3/13)

Ben: “The Neon Wilderness” by Nelson Algren (short stories).

Chad: Christine Falls,” by Benjamin Black (novel).

Episode 64 (8/13/13)
Ben: “The Stench of Honolulu” by Jack Handy (novel).
Chad: “Run the Jewels” by Killer Mike and El-P (album).

Episode 57 (6/25/13)

Ben: “There’s Something Wrong with Aunt Diane” (documentary film).
Chad: “Undefeated” (documentary film).

Episode 54 (6/4/13)
Ben: “30 For 30: Renée” (documentary film).
Chad: “Ghost Man” by Roger Hobbs (novel).

Episode 48 (4/23/13)
Ben: “Fletch,” by Gregory McDonald (novel).
Chad: “The Imposter” (documentary film).

Episode 39 (2/19/13)
Ben: The Menzingers (punk band).
Chad: “10,000 Saints,” by Eleanor Henderson (novel).

Episode 34 (1/16/13)
Ben: “Genghis Khan and the Making of the Modern World,” by Jack Weatherford (non-fiction).
Chad: “The Staircase” (documentary series).

Episode 27 (11/20/12)
Ben: “Restrepo” (documentary film).
Chad: “City of Bohane,” by Kevin Barry (novel).

Episode 25 (11/6/12)
Ben: “Black Swan Green,” by David Mitchell (novel).
Chad: “Prohibition,” by Ken Burns (documentary series).

Episode 21 (10/9/12)
Ben: “Pulphead: Essays,” by John Jeremiah Sullivan (nonfiction).
Chad: “The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Dangerous Obsession,” by David Grann (non-fiction).

Episode 17 (9/11/12)
Ben:  “Meditations,” by Marcus Aurelius (nerd shit).
Chad: Fatherhood (the state of being).

Episode 12 (8/7/12)
Ben:  @MarsCuriosity (twitter account).
Chad: “The Renegade Sportsman,” by Zach Dundas (nonfiction).

Episode 10 (7/24/12)
Ben:  “What A Time It Was: The Best of W. C. Heinz on Sports” (nonfiction).
Chad: “The Power of the Dog,” by Don Winslow (novel).

Episode 7 (7/3/12)
Ben: The Youtube Channel of Prof. Nicholas Jenkins.
Chad: “Dream to Nightmare”, by Douglas Glanville.

Episode 5 (6/19/12)
Ben: Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History (podcast).
Chad: “Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets,” by David Simon (non-fiction).

Episode 3 (6/5/12)
Ben: “Protagonist” (documentary film).
Chad: Zicam (cold remedy).

Episode 2 (5/29/12)
Ben: “The Long Ships,” by Frans G. Bengtsson (novel).
Chad:  “The Sisters Brothers,” by Patrick DeWitt (novel).

Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 88 (1/27/14)

pod_dTo begin this week’s Co-Main Event Podcast, Ben tells the story of his escape from Chicago following Saturday’s UFC on Fox 10. And what a harrowing tale it is, too, friends. Once safely ensconced back in the One True Time Zone, Ben and Chad take a close look at Benson Henderson’s controversial decision victory over Josh Thomson at that same event. How does Henderson keep pulling of these weird sleights of hand, anyway? In advance of this coming weekend’s UFC 169, your dudes also break down dueling title fights between Renan Barao and Urijah Faber as well as Jose Aldo vs. Ricardo Lamas. Then there’s the matter of Frank Mir vs. Alistair Overeem, where both guys may well come in needing a win and also, possibly, allegedly with wildly fluctuating hormone levels.

All that, plus AYFKM, Tips for the Well-Rounded Fight Fan and Just Sayin’ Stuff.

Direct downloaders can move the Super Bowl to Saturday by clicking right here.

Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 87 (1/20/14)

pod_dAnother week, approximately another 1 million stories for the Co-Main Event Podcast to try to cram into an hour, 15 minutes. Last Wednesday’s UFC Fight Night 35 card ended with Luke Rockhold reclaiming some of his momentum with a first-round knockout of Costas Philippou, and that leads off this week’s three rounds of action. In addition, Georges St-Pierre and Dana White start a brand new war of words (not to be confused with their last one) and Josh Thomson prepares to fight Benson Henderson after the worst training camp of his life.

Sounds: The music for this week’s Co-Main Event Podcast comes to us from listener Lucas Ketelle, or officially from the artist Tay Off The Top & Lukie The Producer and the album T.O.T.T. (Top of The Twamps). If you like what you hear you can get at him through his twitter account: @LukieBoxing.

Direct downloaders can possibly (totally not) crap their pants during a fight and then have everybody talk about it for a week straight right here.


Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 86 (1/13/14)

pod_dFor the first time in Co-Main Event Podcast history, World Wrestling Entertainment takes over nearly an entire round of this week’s show, as Ben and Chad discuss the merits and drawbacks of the new WWE digital network compared to UFC Fight Pass. Just a couple of days prior to Luke Rockhold’s midweek main event against Costa Phillipou, that fight also takes center stage. Also, did you guys hear nobody wants to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov? Seriously, anything to say that name over and over again on one hour-long podcast.

All that, plus AYFKM and Just Sayin’ Stuff.

Direct downloaders can pull out of a fight with Nurmagomedov right here.


Co-Main Event Podcast Episode 85 (1/6/14)

pod_dWith very little in the way of topical MMA news going on this week, the Co-Main Event Podcast once again puts the fate of the show in the hands of you, the listener. Instead of wasting a round talking about UFC: Singapore or whatever, Ben and Chad once again pull off an episode of All Questions Considered. That’s right, this week it’s all listener mail, all the time. From the happenings on last weekend’s Fight Pass-only event, to the potential of Chris Weidman turning heel to the late breaking news concerning Dominick Cruz’s torn groin, it’s all in here. For better and for worse, the listeners plotted this show from start to finish.

Except the middle, when Sir Nigel Longstock stops by to play a little MasterTweet Theatre. All that, plus AYFKM and Just Sayin’ Stuff.

Direct downloaders can listen right here, but only at 6 a.m. and only to a bunch of guys without Wikipedia pages.