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The Thread S6Ep6: Let’s All Go to the Movies

Get ready for your feet to stick to the cinema floor, it’s time for our 2015 Movie Preview Podcast.

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The Thread S6Ep5: The Threadys

Ladies and gents, it is once again time to roll out the red carpet for The Thread Awards! Awarding the best in cinema, television, video games, and music.

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The Thread S6Ep4: RIPcast 2014

Due to the timing of this recording, several notable celebrity deaths occurring within the last week were not discussed during this podcast. On the bright side, none of them were part of our 2015 deathpool predictions. Happy RIPcast 2014!

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The Thread S6Ep3: A Podcast Involving Christmas

The Thread gives you the gift of podcast! Happy Holidays to all our listeners!

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The Thread S6Ep2: DVR Problems

The Thread discusses Fall/Winter 2014 TV shows. This podcast was recorded in front of a live virtual audience.

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The Thread S6Ep1 – Where is The Thread?

Fat jokes, drinking, video games, and obscure movie references. The Thread is back! Season 6 is go!

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The Thread S5Ep13: We Like (Most) Beer

For our Season 5 finale, The Thread gets drunk. In this episode we discuss the craft beer industry while enjoying a few beers from Anderson Valley, Independent Fermentations, and The Plymouth Brewtherhood. As an added bonus, we’ve included some of our “warm-up sessions” from the past season at the very end of the episode. Topics include: Sochi Olympics, You Know How I Know You’re Fat, “24”, and Fatt Damon.

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The Thread S5Ep11: Q&ACast 2014

Time travel, fat celebrities, bad dates and carrots. You submitted the questions. We gave our answers. Thanks to everyone that contributed to our annual Q&A podcast!


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The Thread S5Ep10: PAX East 2014

Another PAX East is in the bag. The weekend began with another great bar crawl and ended with the return of Eric’s PAX curse. Also, congratulations to all our bar crawl prize winners, especially Jason who won our grand prize “Portal Pack” which included a Portal 2 replica gun.


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The Thread S5Ep9: The Feel-Good Podcast of the Summer

Grab a bucket of popcorn and hide a bottle of water in your shorts. It’s time to gear up for our summer movie preview.

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PAX East 2014: Pre-PAX Charity Bar Crawl

Do you like fun, games and drinking? The Thread Podcast is once again hosting a bar crawl for PAX East’ers. This year’s Crawl will held on Thursday, April 10th.  We’re bringing the party closer to the convention center and hitting Boston’s Seaport area.

Last year we gave away video game downloads, collectibles, and one lucky attendee walked away with a BioShock Infinite Skyhook Replica before the game was even released.

The only way to find out what we’re giving away this year is to attend.

The Schedule

The Charity

The guys from The Thread will be collecting donations that night for Childs Play charity! Be sure to bring your generosity along with your Crawling shoes!

The Event

Visit our Eventbrite page for tickets NOW!!  http://paxeastbarcrawl2014.eventbrite.com

Locations subject to change prior to event.

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The Thread S5Ep7: What Are You Playing?

For a guy who is single, why doesn’t Eric finish more video games? When will Mike play “Fallout 4”? Will Mark get “Command & Conquer” rebooted? These video game topics and more are covered in our annual “State of the Video Games” address.

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The Thread S5Ep6: Sportscast!

The Thread crew tackles Eric’s favorite topic: SPORTS! We discuss Olympic highlights, gays in the NFL, and the beginning of another baseball season.

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The Thread S5Ep5: 2014 Thready Awards

People of the World, put on your Sunday’s best! It’s time once again for The Thready Awards. The Thread bestows its greatest honor upon the best and worst of 2013 in video games, television, movies and MORE!

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The Thread S5Ep4: RIPCast 2013

As another year comes to a close, The Thread takes a moment to reflect on celebrity deaths of 2013. Also, the results of our 2012 RIPCast celebrity death predictions.

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The Thread S5Ep3: ‘Tis The Season

One half of The Thread would like to wish you a “Happy Holiday”, while the other half wants this holy hell of a season to be over already. This week The Thread tackles all the festive topics: from gifts to drinking, from family get-togethers to drinking again, and from holiday characters to more drinking.

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The Thread S5Ep2: Talking About Watching TV

Which shows does Scott love? Which shows are making Eric cry? Which shows are slowly wasting away on Mike’s DVR? Which shows have Mark wishing them a horrible burning death in the depths of TV hell? The Thread discusses Fall 2013 shows.

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The Thread S5Ep1 – Late to School

The Thread Podcast is *finally* back to business. Scheduling conflicts have been resolved, and your 3,892’d podcast is back and more adequate than ever!

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The Thread S4Ep20: Next Generation Podcasting

The Season 4 Finale of The Thread finds your favorite neighborhood podcasters discussing the big gaming reveals from this year’s E3. What new system ‘won’ Mark over? Did Scott change his Sony allegiance? How excited is Mike for Mad Max? Who will be the first of The Thread to go Next Generation console? Do these questions actually get answered?

NOTE: This podcast may not be republished, rebroadcast, or redistributed in whole or part with out the express written permission of Eric’s t-shirt.

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The Thread S4Ep19: USMC

Friend of the podcast (/podcasters) and USMC Veteran Shawn Connors recently sat down with The Thread to discuss his experience joining the Marines, being deployed to Iraq, acronyms, and thoughts on current military themed topics.

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The Thread S4Ep18: SuperThread Confidential


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You were thinking it too…

ERIC: How’s everyone?  It’s half a ghost town at work today.  Eerie walking past the T-station on the way into my building and not seeing anyone there.  Got a parking spot on the first floor of the parking garage, which never happens.  One of my co-workers actually lives in Watertown.  He’s WFH, under the covers in the basement.

MARK: I’m fine.

SCOTT: I’m good as long as the SOB gives up, gets killed, or arrested sometime soon and the Red Sox game doesn’t get postponed.

MARK: Really Scott?  I mean really????  How can two geniuses such as ourselves be thinking the same thing.  Mind goggling!

ML: People can Google minds now?

SCOTT: ML, you can.


ERIC: I’m just hoping Boston Comic Con will still go on tomorrow!

MARK: What the hell Suff?!

SCOTT: I agree Mark. Eric, don’t be so selfish.

ERIC: Scott, I’m thinking of you as well.  You have time to make that AND go eat rice noodles.

SCOTT: Rice noodles? Because my wife is Asian?! Racist!

ERIC: I know.  I’m a terrible person.  Either that or I remembered that having to go eat pho was your lame excuse on Monday for not being able to go to Comic Con.

SCOTT: Eric, there was no such excuse. I was meeting up for dinner in the evening which does not overlap with Comic Con.

MARK: Really Eric?  You are worried about Comic Con being cancelled compared to a mad man being apprehended.  Why don’t you add to it and promote yourself by making a public statement that you will be at Comic Con.  Moron…

ERIC: Maybe I will!  Maybe I just will! Go Red Sox, Mark!

MARK: The Red Sox will show more comfort to the people as a whole than people dressed up in costumes and scaring more people in the area where mayhem was seen.

ERIC: I will be more comforted by someone dressed up as Wonder Woman.

SCOTT: Why do you want to see a man dressed as Wonder Woman? That’s rather gayish.

MARK: And I am sure he will treat you very nicely for a price.

ERIC: You and Scott shouldn’t project your own personal fantasies on to me.

MARK: Coming from the one that has a lightsaber armory.

ERIC: You’re the guys who want to see a man in a WW costume.

SCOTT: Eric, you brought up Wonder Woman, not us. You are projecting and backtracking. I wouldn’t choose Wonder Woman. She’s a beast of an Amazon. She might even have a penis. Plus, I’ve never seen her wash her hands on the invisible jet.

ERIC: Don’t be afraid of tall girls just because you are a tiny man. I brought up a WW costume.  *You* assumed it would be a dude in the costume.  Your mind took it there, because that’s what you secretly want to see.

SCOTT: Mark and I took it there because you love the cock.

MARK: Are you saying you are afraid of girls.  Perhaps you are more comfortable around guys?  IT’s ok.  There is nothing wrong with that. I would rather Princess Lea in the captured bikini and chained.  Now, that is a woman!

ERIC: She might be there too….

MARK: I doubt it.  That scene was 1983.  I believe Carrie Fisher is old and in rehab at this point.

SCOTT: I’d hope to see Power Girl. You need to have special powers to support a rack like that.


MARK: Eric, you and Shawn should dress up like The Tick and his sidekick the moth, Arthur.



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The Thread S4Ep16: The Best Baseball Podcast Of All Time

The 2013 MLB Season has just begun and it has already been interesting. Random injuries and brawls have taken out great players. A shitty 2012 Red Sox team has changed into a team with promise. But the big questions still remain: Who will make the playoffs? Is the Play-in game a good thing? Does Eric still know nothing about sports? And a listener poll asking “What is your favorite baseball movie?”

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No Kryptonite in “Man of Steel”?

MARK: I just read an article about “Man of Steel” on Yahoo.  Apparently there will be no kryptonite in the movie.

MIKE: ….wha wha?

ERIC: Good.  It’s a tired old plot device.

MIKE: My guess/hope is that they’re not ruling it out as a ‘thing’, but just saying it’s not in this movie… made much more tired by the kryptonite island-thing in Superman Returns

MARK: Um….Tired old plot device.  It is a major piece comic book/movie knowledge and “truth”.  It is a BIG piece of his story line!

MIKE: Yeah. It’ll be back in in the sequel, either way. Probably more of a thing for the eventual Lex Luthor to use, if anything.

MARK: Hey, I agree the kryptonite island was pretty bad.  It’s like saying underneath the surface of an island there is this hand wheel and when turned makes the island disappear and/or move somewhere else.  However, it is still a major part to the storyline.

MIKE: Hey!  That was totally based on….something!

MARK: Well no doubt but seeing we were all influenced by “Superman II” it was a major piece to how the General and his cronies were defeated.

MIKE: My Pollyanna wish is that they never even mentioned any sort of specific details about the movie. I think the trailers are as good of an appetite wetter as one will find. ZERO need to officially mention that kryptonite isn’t in the movie. Also, there may be an ‘official’ announcement coming soon that Nolan and Christian Bale will have nothing to do w/Man of Steel, let alone whatever becomes of Justice League. Way to keep us on the hook, WB.

MARK: Just give me Iron Man 3 and be done with it.  It’s been one crap fest after another.

MIKE: Harrumph!

SCOTT: Until he needs to fight a human, no kryptonite needed. I’ll allow it.

MARK: Of course you would.  It will end up a perpetual seemingly unending fight between the two until a mirror somehow shows up out of nowhere (aka phantom zone) and Superman somehow gets the General in it.

SCOTT: …. And that’s why Kryptonians are scared of their own reflection.

ERIC: Anybody ever wonder why Superman never wove some sort of lead fabric into his suit to, you know, protect him from the kryptonite?

SCOTT: Duh! It wouldn’t protect his face. Moron.

ERIC: He could make a suit.  With a helmet.  Sure, lead is heavy, but he’s Superman.

MARK: It would be too cumbersome.  It would be like fighting in suits of armor.  Range of motion would be limited as well as sight.

SCOTT: Helmet still doesn’t protect his entire face. You of all people should know this considering you should probably be wearing one at all times.

ERIC: Not if he came up with a way to weave or infuse the lead molecules into fabric.  He could make a mask.  Plus, again, he’s Superman.  Weight wouldn’t be a factor.

MARK: I was not talking about the weight because the guy can pick up a frickin’ building without breaking a sweat but his range of motion will still be limited and his sight will still be limited due to the fact the fabric is made out of lead.

SCOTT: So he’d have to invent see-thru lead? Plus, Eric how do you know it already isn’t woven with lead into the suit. Have you read the label?

ERIC: His eyes would probably be vulnerable, yes.  But not his whole body.  He could still fly away if there was kryptonite.  Sure, he’d probably bump into a few things…..

MARK: I agree there will be a window of opportunity for him to fly away before the effects of the kryptonite consume him.

SCOTT: It would just be easier to get kryptonite allergy shots. Eric’s argument is stupid.

MARK: Yeah, kryptonite allergy shots are a winning argument.  You have been hanging out with Suff too long.

ERIC: Right, genius.  There would have to be kryptonite in the room for his skin to allow the needle to pass through and administer the shot.  You dumb, you so dumb.

SCOTT: He’s gotten shots before in that manner. Moron. I was obviously kidding about the allergy shots, but strangely, I forgot he kind of did get a Kryptonite allergy shot in All-Star Superman, so my comment is actually valid.

MIKE: For the record, I adore this conversation.

MARK: I am voting, nay, on validity.

SCOTT: I have the proof. It has been written!… and drawn! But doesn’t it all really come down to the question of how Superman has sex with Lois Lane. His super sperm would blow a hole right through her fallopian tubes.

MIKE: I mean, the co-pay alone! Jeeze Louise!

MARK: What the $20 to see the doctor?  I’m sure the Planet has good medical. I challenge this.  The use of “kind of” in your statement has me thinking it was something else.


MARK: As if you were reading anything that would lead you down this path where you would come upon this subject.

SCOTT: Superman basically was given hyper-exposure to Kryptonite to point where it killed him. His body was then launched into the sun. When he came back to life (thanks sun!) he was no longer affected by Kryptonite. That is why I say it is a bit like an allergy shot. Enough exposure to it and it no longer worked to weaken him. That or maybe Zombie Superman is immune.

ERIC: Zombie Superman vs. The Governor.

MARK: Well you said shot but then again I guess you played the Obi-Wan “from a different point of view” scenario there.  However, I am still arguing the “shot” terminology. Superman II, he was introduced to the rays of the kryptonian sun where he was turned “human”.  Good thing green crystal was still around to save his butt.

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The Thread S4Ep12: The ‘Annual’ Thread Q&A

Which end of the elephant does Eric prefer? How would we survive a dinosaur apocalypse? Hamburger? These are the types of hard hitting questions submitted by fans for The Thread’s annual Q&A podcast. Prepare for awesomeness.

(Originally aired on 3/11/13)

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The Thread S4Ep11: The Unnecessary Movie Preview

The Thread crew previews upcoming spring and summer movies. Film categories discussed include: Comedies Mark Will Hate, Superhero Movies Probably Better Than “The Green Lantern”, and Why the F*ck is The Rock in So Many Movies.

(Originally aired on 2/19/13)

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The Thread S4Ep6: Guy Tech 3.0

The guys pay homage to “A Christmas Carol” by discussing holiday tech gifts from the past, present and future. Also, jetpacks.

(Originally aired on 11/27/12)

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The Thread S3Ep12 – Most Annoying Podcast


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The Thread S3Ep7 – The Geek Vote

In a Presidential election year, what better to discuss than an entire government run by comic book characters. The members of The Thread try to convince each other why their cabinet would be best for America.

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The Thread S3Ep4 – 2012 Approved Video Games

The Thread discusses upcoming video games for 2012 and reviews our favorites from 2011.

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The Thread S3Ep1 – Return of The Thread

Strap on your seatbelt because Season 3 is about to launch. Weeeeeee’re back!

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The Thread S2Ep18 – Return of the Network

Error #404 – Your PSN Account has been hacked! The Thread discusses the recent Sony security breach as well current trends in video games.

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The Thread S2Ep16 – FOX Cancelled This Podcast

The Thread discusses TV shows cancelled before their time, have jumped the shark, and ones that need to be resurrected.


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The Thread S2Ep10 – Insert Political Message Here

The Thread gets all political. Guns, freedom of speech, unemployment, and other political craziness.

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Season 1 Highlight – Dating Eric

One of our 1st podcasts and still considered one of our best. The Thread discusses the sad state that is Eric’s dating life.


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