Planet Arbitrary Podcast

The crew of Play On! hands out the prestigious Arbie Award to their winners and losers of video gaming in 2016! Who will win Best Developer or Biggest Loser or the biggest honor of the year, Best Game of the Year? Tune in to find out! Be sure to check out the all new Play […] Read More >>

The one where Pat talks sportsball at Joe, the upcoming E3, Joe and Pat’s incorrect opinion on the Fallout series, the great Amiibo heist of 2015, the Steam Summer Sale, the return of Dr. Mario, their excitement for Arkham Knight and more . Enjoy! Read More >>

The 2015 Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) extravaganza episode marks the return of the original Planet Arbitrary Podcast. Enjoy! Read More >>

Planet Arbitrary 87: The End

by Joe on February 24, 2013

Joe and Kevin end the podcast with a spectacular drunken debacle. They go balls deep into the things they love. Movies (specifically the Oscars), Woody Allen, Asteroids, Hillbilly’s, and Meme’s It was a great run, stay tuned for more podcasts. Like our Facebook page! Follow Joe and Kevin on Twitter   Read More >>

Joe and Kevin talk about being dragged to church by their respective wives. They also talk about the Rolling Stones and how much better they are than church. Like our Facebook page! Follow Joe and Kevin on Twitter   Read More >>

Planet Arbitrary 85: Sports!

by Joe on January 27, 2013

Like the man-children they are, Joe and Kevin talk about toys. In preparation for the big game they also talk about Sports!   Read More >>

Joe and Kevin discuss this years picks for best picture, old timey racism in movies, and Al Pacino playing Phil Spector. Like our Facebook page! Follow Joe and Kevin on Twitter Read More >>

It’s the end of the year, we survived the Mayan Apocalypse. but boy we didn’t deserve too.  Joe and Kevin do not so much rehash the events, as much as talk about  what they always do, Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, Politics, Music,  and of course Barney Miller.  Also there’s a weird diatribe about Twin […] Read More >>

Joe and Kevin get right down to business, laying out what they think is the worst Christmas music of all time. Like our Facebook page! Follow Joe and Kevin on Twitter   Read More >>

Yeah, we know that’s Deadmau5, but it’s easier than shopping a picture of Skirllex. Anywho, it’s getting towards the end of the year, and Kevin and Joe give their state of the music address. They talk about Spotify’s top 40 songs, and Adelle (yup that’s about it). Like our Facebook page! Follow Joe and Kevin […] Read More >>

It’s Thanksgiving time, and what are hosts grateful for? Well not eating Papa John’s pizza, that’s for sure. So they bitch and moan about a time that should be set aside for love and prayer, but fuck that, we can’t buy our Twinkies anymore. Like our Facebook page! Follow Joe and Kevin on Twitter Read More >>

Joe gets nerd raged about the recent disney/lucasfilm  merger. Kevin on the other hand really enjoys some Carly Rae Jepsen. So it all kinda balances out. Also, go out and vote. Like our Facebook page! Follow Joe and Kevin on Twitter Read More >>

Join your hosts as they try to figure out if people understand scary stories aren’t real. Also Joe explains what being a tech guy really is like, and Kevin describes what it was like getting a “Strawberry Beret”. Like our Facebookpage! Follow Joe and Kevin on Twitter Read More >>

Joe and Kevin wanted to talk for an extra 20 minutes, but apparently Usher needed that time. Joe got upset and tried to break a guitar, but Kevin just drank another beer. All that and and some man talk. Read More >>

The boys of Planet Arbitrary contemplate that anything is more productive than watching football, comment on how much Comcast blows, critique Netflix’s shaministic ways, talk about Joe’s love of submarines and discuss what they know about striking. Remember to like our Facebook page! Read More >>

It’s back to buisiness as usual as Joe and Kevin discuss how bad the Olympics were this year and how the Flintstones never really tried. Read More >>

The whole Planet Arbitrary crew gets together to get drunk and talk about their Chicago Comic-con experience. Read More >>

1 hour and 20 minutes on The Dark Knight Rises Read More >>

Batman, Encyclopedia Brown, and why owning dogs is bizarre. Read More >>

Coen Brothers and Dire Straits are discussed. If you like the cast, Like us on Facebook Read More >>

It’s out out here, and our hosts are crankier than usual thanks to power outages, fast food, and carnivals. Read More >>

Wherein our hosts, discuss the inherent problems of having a British action star, the merits of ELO, and why Aaron Sorkin has high hopes for humanity. Read More >>

Does your taste in music affect your test scores? Probably not. However, it does affect whether or not you suck, and who better to judge you than our hosts. Read More >>

Were we talk about Pitchfork and how we don’t really know who any of the bands are. Oh yeah Kevin gets a small green alien sidekick. Read More >>

Who should write America’s new national anthem? Well it definitely shouldn’t be our hosts. This episode we find out who their pick to replace Francis Scott Key is along with Kevin’s “meh-ness” on the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. Read More >>

  It’s a win/Winwood situation as our hosts dig into the roots of just why those early SNL episodes were so terrible. They also find out why Sally was a punk rock girl, why all the Ramones lived together, and why the zombie apocalypse started because someone decided to smoke some bath salts. This is […] Read More >>

Our hosts catch up with the weeks events, and discuss slip and slides, Wilco, and why the commies were good for 80’s tv. So excuse the background noise, it was just too nice a day to not sit outside drink a beer and podcast.   Read More >>

Quapla’! This week the team interviews Chicago stage star Christina Romano, and grill her about her roles in two very geeky productions.  How do you feel about Klingon? How about the Godfather? Awesome, sit back and enjoy the show. Read More >>

Hey, It’s an episode where Joe and Kevin talk about the 90’s! relive the memories as Joe think of the three videos he remembers, hear Kevin laugh uncontrollably as he remembers Beavis and Butthead quotes,and wonder along with our hosts as they try to figure out why Blues Traveler was a thing. Read More >>

What with all the Avengers talk, Joe and Kevin think it’s time to examine why exactly we keep delving into our past to supply our present with entertainment. Plus we find out who Joe thinks should direct the next Batman, why Kevin hasn’t watched a Punisher movie since the 80’s and what exactly the Wehrwein […] Read More >>

  Joe and Kevin rock out to some vinyl in honor of record store day. They also debate the use of the word douche, reminisce about whatever happened to Smirnoff Ice,  how Aerosmith’s “Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing” killed music, and we ponder why Chicago has a lot of Serial Killers.   Read More >>

This episode was actually recorded pre-coachella so there will be no mention of Tupac’s rise from the grave. However our hosts do talk about other stuff, like the Hunger Games, writing about TV, and how we pick the music for the show. Read More >>

Holy Crap! Con season is on us, and the Planet Arbitrary team is at it to bring you the most up to date ramblings on the Midwest’s best comic convention. Joe, Kevin, Annie, and Anthony talk about their experiences cosplaying, interviewing Shia Lebouf, and of course meeting Val Kilmer’s hat. All that and a tiny […] Read More >>

Well, they aren’t exactly mops, and they aren’t exactly puppets, they are Joe and Kevin! Also, they talk about how Betty got fat on Mad Men, and how  funny “The Death of Superman” is. Read More >>

Joe and Kevin welcome special guest Lynne Thomas to the podcast. The Hugo award winning editor of “Chicks Dig Time Lords” and curator of rare books, schools our hosts on comics, Buffy, and why the 7th Doctor isn’t as bad as you remember.   Read More >>

Joe and Kevin visit special guest Pat A’s new bachelor pad to discuss some robot music. It gets weirder from there as they get into deep conversation about orgies, cocaine tables, and home buying ( hint hint one of these things is not like the other). Planet Arbitrary the best worst Chicago podcast. Read More >>

Like this one? Listen to the others. and Like us on Facebook! Planet Arbitrary season two kicks off with the usual pomp and circumstance, as your hosts Joe and Kevin dive into the funny papers to discuss why Marmaduke is an asshole, why the guy from XKCD is it really trying, and how HBO might […] Read More >>

  Like this one? Listen to the others. and Like us on Facebook! Eric and Anthony make their triumphant return to Planet Arbitrary in celebration of 52 weeks on the Internets. They join Joe and Kevin as they get as arbitrary as they can, talking about Cheers, Pokémon, the new iPad, and just about everything […] Read More >>

Listen to other Episodes Joe and Kevin dissect the debacle that was the Oscars, as well as going into why the Godfather would make such a great Shakespeare play. They also discussed getting really really really really really drunk for St. Patrick’s Day, listening to U2, and talking about the old country. Read More >>

Joe and Kevin put to a close the first 50 episodes of planet arbitrary, and begin to usher in (unceremoniously) the next 50 episodes. Sweet Jesus, has already been 50 episodes? Well let me be the first one to say I’m sorry for all the poop jokes. Well, in this episode they delve a bit […] Read More >>

Joe and Kevin once again take a tangent filled ride through pop culture as they explore why it’s hard to remember character names, why we price gouge on dead celebrity merchandise, and how to navigate your favorite nerd convention. Also Kevin once again mentions that he loves Barney Miller. Read More >>

Joe, Kevin, and Special guest Pat all discuss why you don’t need to watch the Superbowl in order to be a man! Also the discuss boobs, beer, and using tools. There may even be talk of how to please your woman…. Read More >>

  Joe and Kevin wonder how they are getting to Newt Gingrich’s Moonbase, figure out if the Survivors from Lost were just on a three hour cruise, and wonder if they are the only ones who really love the nerdier side of museums.   Read More >>

Joe and Kevin try to make sense of this year’s Oscar picks without having seen most of the movies. Also they discuss why Downton Abbey is so beguiling, and the secret conspiracy as to why there needs to be so many beer commercials. Read More >>

Joe and Kevin stave off hunger thanks to Paula Deen’s type 2 diabeetus and Barney Miller’s Fish. Read More >>

Joe and Kevin discuss the virtues of getting sued by the music industry all why trying to make sense of alternate universes and Woody Allen. Read More >>

It’s the beginning of the new year and Joe and Kevin are trying to figure out why nothing’s happened the last two weeks. Is it Bigfoot? Or the Harlem Globetrotters? Read More >>

Joe and Kevin discuss the year that was in pop culture and look forward with dread at the next year in their first go at the Arbies! Read More >>

Joe and Kevin worry about the future of the Internets, talk about why certain names need to be retired, and why they deserve some royalties for Trans4mers. Enjoy! Read More >>

Joe and Kevin try to figure out why The Three Stooges is happening, while lamenting the upcoming Christmas season. Enjoy! Read More >>

The Planet Arbitrary Game On! crew put forth their nominations for the best, the worst, and the wackiest video games of 2011. Enjoy! Read More >>

Joe and Kevin discuss the 2011 Grammies and serve up a side dish of some good ol’ Trek. Enjoy! Read More >>

Anthony, Joe and Pat B. delve into the latest Call of Duty game in this special edition Podcast episode, and Pat lets his frustrations on the threequel’s changes flow. Enjoy! Read More >>

Joe, Kevin and special guest Jay talk about the ins and outs of working in the Internets and spend a surprising amount of time contemplating “It’s a Wonderful Life”. Enjoy! Read More >>

Joe and Kevin discuss why the rebellion was in the wrong, why women are hungry for The Hunger Games, and old-timey tech. Enjoy! Read More >>

Joe and Kevin bitch about living in Chicago, Adele’s not so greatness, and blowing up meteors. Enjoy! Read More >>

Joe and Kevin discuss their odds with Zooey Deschanel along with baby-poop, and Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Enjoy! Read More >>

Chris joins the podcast to discuss his favorite horror flicks with a nod to really obscure Italian cinema. Enjoy! Read More >>

Join Joe and Kevin for a haunted luau where they discuss why Halloween gets shafted on Pandora. Enjoy! Read More >>

Joe, Pat B, and Kevin talk classic movie monsters, theme parks, and scary video games. Listen with the lights off for ultimate super scariness… Enjoy! Read More >>

Joe and Kevin share their favorite Halloween traditions, and have a frank and sobering conversation about trick or treating, holiday specials, burning witches, pumpkins wrapped in underwear, and Ghost Hunters. Enjoy! Read More >>

Joe and Kevin hit the modern master of horror with a car full of pop culture references to The Stand, Muppet Treasure Island, and Wings. Enjoy! Read More >>

Joe and Kevin talk about streaming media services and their thoughts the future of them. Enjoy! Read More >>

Joe and Kevin give you the rundown of the Fall television lineup and which series they’re most excited about. Enjoy! Read More >>

Anthony, Eric, Joe, Kevin and Pat B explain what they feel makes a successful & enjoyable movie trilogy. Enjoy! Read More >>

Joe and Kevin host a truly arbitrary episode filled with topics that they literally pull out of a hat. Enjoy! Read More >>

Anthony,  Joe and Nic give a recap and share their thoughts on the 2011 summer blockbuster movies. Enjoy! Read More >>

Anthony, Eric, Joe and Pat B wax nostalgia over their favorite childhood toys from the 80’s. Enjoy! Read More >>

Anthony, Eric, Joe and special guests Annie, Chris, Michelle, Nic and Pat B have a literal round-table discussion about everything Harry Potter in this continuation of their biggest Podcast yet. Listen to Part 1 here. Enjoy! Read More >>

Anthony, Eric, Joe and special guests Annie, Chris, Michelle, Nic and Pat B have a literal round-table discussion about everything Harry Potter in their biggest Podcast yet. Part 2 will be posted next week. Enjoy! Read More >>

Anthony, Eric, Joe and Kevin debate their top Simpsons episodes and discuss what made the show so great. Enjoy! Read More >>

Anthony, Joe and Pat B. discuss the newly announced Nintendo Wii U console and their take on E3 2011. Enjoy! Read More >>

Anthony, Eric, Joe and Pat A. talk about the movies and comics of X-Men and why “First Class” excites them. Enjoy! Listen Now: Read More >>

Anthony, Eric, Joe and Pat B. talk about current and older generation media formats, why they rocked and why they’re now dead. Enjoy! Listen Now: Read More >>

Anthony, Joe and special guest Kevin share what they feel are the most overrated movies. Enjoy! Listen Now: Read More >>

Anthony, Eric, Joe and Pat B discuss the recent hack that’s crippled Sony’s PlayStation Network and has resulted in the alleged theft of over 2 million credit card numbers. Enjoy! Listen Now: Read More >>

What do you do when you’re too tired to record a full Podcast Episode? You make a few prank calls. Enjoy! Listen Now: Read More >>

Anthony, Eric, Joe, Pat A and special guest Brittany discuss the possibility of time travel and how we’d abuse it. Enjoy! Listen Now: Read More >>

Anthony, Chris, Joe and Pat B. discuss Scream 4 and the death of the 90’s horror film genre. Enjoy! Listen Now: Read More >>

Anthony, Eric, Joe, Pat A. and Pat B. share their personal views on the continuous debate of marijuana legalization. Enjoy! Listen Now: . Read More >>

Anthony, Eric, Joe and Patrick give some very helpful advice on relationships, intercourse and more. Enjoy! Listen Now:  . Read More >>

Anthony, Chris and Joe invite you to join us in this abridged journey through the 2011 Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (c2e2) as we have some laughs, interview comic book artists, authors and Chris Hardwick! Enjoy! Listen Now:  . Read More >>

Anthony, Eric, Joe and Doug explore the various mediums of role playing gaming. Enjoy! Listen Now:  . Read More >>

Anthony, Eric and Joe talk about the recent boom of zombie subculture. Enjoy! Listen Now:  . Read More >>

Anthony, Eric, Joe, and special guest Chris take a trip into the realm of science fiction movies and television. Enjoy! Listen Now:  . Read More >>

Anthony, Eric, Joe, and special guest Pat Beil chat about the conspiracy of the most popular conspiracy theories. Enjoy! Listen Now:  . Read More >>

Anthony, Eric, Joe, and special guest Pat Beil chat about the paranormal world of ghosts and hauntings. Enjoy! Listen Now:  . Read More >>

Anthony, Eric, Joe, and special guest Doug talk sports…and of course lots of other junk. Enjoy! Listen Now:  . Read More >>

Anthony, Eric, Joe, and special guest Pat Albrecht talk superhero movies, carpentry, “hot or not”, time travel, and so much more. Enjoy! Listen Now:  . Read More >>

Anthony, Eric, Joe, and special guest Pat Beil explore the wild and wonderful world of gaming. Enjoy! Listen Now:  . Read More >>

Anthony, Eric, and Joe take you through a great “getting to know us” episode, and our first Podcast recording ever. Enjoy! Listen Now:  . Read More >>