Category Archives: Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour

Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour Episode 27: Vroom Vroom – Some Favorite Movie/TV Vehicles

This week Greg and Chad are in their Way Back Machine to discuss…machines from way back. Vehicles from movie or television.

Edmunds is a highly reputable automobile site that serves as a database and news hub for many if not all makes and models of vehicles. Years ago (2013, don’t judge) they put out a list of the 100 greatest movie and tv cars of all time. And they went into the weeds, like technical terms. You can read that list here.

While Greg and Chad mention some vehicles that were on that list, going deep on some memorable and not-so-memorable road-ripping machines!

Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour Episode 26: Favorite Vacations

“Vacations” is really just the short way of saying “purposeful, non-work related travel.”

In this episode, we learn about Mike and Greg’s childhood family vacations and other traveling that the guys have done as adults.

That’s about it. And to prove it, here’s a picture of Greg in Astoria, Oregon near the Goonies house (discussed in the episode).

Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour Episode 25: Our Favorite Bands

This week on the Power Half Hour, Chad and Greg discuss some of their favorite bands. I mean, I know you got that from the title of the episode.

Chad and Greg both list three bands from different eras. It’s downright delightful.

And since we are famous for cross-promotion, you may catch Greg’s favorite band at the end. You are encouraged to listen to one of the first episodes of Nerds United to hear the full story behind Revis.

Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour Episode 24: Action Figures

This week on the Power Half Hour, Greg and Chad look back at some of their favorite action figures they had growing up.

How big does their age difference affect the action figures they had and played with when they were younger?

Find out on the new Power Half Hour.

Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour Episode 23: American Folk Review

It’s been a few episodes since Greg and Chad watched a movie they’d never seen. On this episode of the Power Half Hour, they watch the indie film “American Folk.” After their flight to New York is cancelled in the wake of 9-11, two strangers set off on a cross country trek across America. Starring folk singers Joe Purdy and Amber Rubarth, the movie examines the people who make up the heartland of America.

Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour Episode 22: Unnecessary Technology

AKA “Get Off My Lawn!”

Nostalgia is a funny thing. We can often look back at our youth and say, “things were better then” when compared to today. With that attitude in mind, on this episode Greg and Chad talk about what items we have today that didn’t exist during their childhoods they would delete if possible.  Even though the item might make some part of life better, the negative effect it’s had might be greater the good.

 

Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour Episode 21: Video Games Revisited

This week we go back in time…to last week. After our first 30-minute discussion regarding video games, Greg figured he had a few more stories to tell.

And truth be told, the guys left off one major part of video gaming in their initial episode…arcades! So relax and enjoy what will probably be our only second-part episode in the Power Half Hour annuls.

Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour Episode 20: Video Games

This week on the Power Half Hour, Greg and Chad discuss video games, from their first counsels to the reasons that they don’t play video games much anymore.

Atari and NES, Super NES, Sega, Playstation, XBox…these guys walk down memory lane sharing their love and frustration with games old and new.

Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour Episode 19: What I Want To Be When I Grow Up

Most kids have big dreams of what they want to do for a career.  On this installment of the Power Half Hour, Greg and Chad share their childhood aspirations.  What impact did films have on their decision? Did they follow their dreams or change course as they got older?

 

Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour Episode 18: I want MY Mtv!

As a child of the ’80s, @chadsmart grew up with Mtv. As a child of the ’90s, Greg “@thehooch36” witnessed the last days of Mtv as a viable tool for emerging musicians.  Even though both hosts have fond memories of Mtv, there comes a time when they knew they were not the target demographic for the pop culture band leader.

On this episode of the Power Half Hour, Greg and Chad share their memories of Mtv and and explain when they realized their relationship with Mtv needed to end.  It wasn’t them, it was Mtv.

Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour Episode 17: Undrafted

With a cast of familiar faces, written and directed by a Jurassic Park survivor who happens to be the real-life brother of a player on the real-life team whom this movie is about, UNDRAFTED blends humor and realism in this movie about an intramural semifinal baseball game between a group of ragtag misfits and ringers brought in to secure a championship.

It’s a little bit Sandlot, a little bit Bad News Bears, and a realization that sometimes a dad isn’t living vicariously through a son, but rather reliving a life of time spent together around a sport they both love.

Oh, and cursing, fighting, and doing what’s necessary for the good of the team.

Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour 16: Mr. Right Review

Next up on the Power Half Hour “Movies We’ve Never Heard Of” series is a violent, romantic film starring Anna Kendrick and Sam Rockwell.  The generically titled “Mr. Right” gives away every original element of the film right there in the title.

What did Greg and Chad think about the film? (Chad wrote this write up, so you can probably guess his thoughts) What tangents will they come up with to fill up time?  Who is the greatest Harlem Globetrotter of all time? How many seashells did Suzi sell while woodchucks chucked wood?  So many questions?

(Editor’s note: HA! We didn’t even get to HALF of those questions! – GM)

Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour Episode 15: First Concerts

This week on an all-new Power Half Hour, Chad and Greg revisit their first concerts. 1989 in Springfield, IL versus 2001 in St. Louis, MO.

But stay tuned to the end for a good ol fashioned M Night Shyamalan TWIST!

And leave a comment telling of your first concert experience.

Unless it’s Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers. Hell with those guys.

Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour Episode 14: It’s a Disaster

I’m not going to lie. I had ZERO expectations going into this movie, which is NOT a sequel to 2008’s Disaster Movie. This movie is actually enjoyable.

Four couples.

Eight people.

One end-of-the-world scenario!

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Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour Episode 13: Quarantine or Grounding

What do you do when you can’t go outside? If you’re Greg and Chad, you Skype each other and talk about the similarities between the government telling you you can’t go outside to when you were a teenager and your parents would tell you you couldn’t go out with friends.

They also discuss what they’ve done since being ordered to stay in and Chad gives bad parenting advice.

Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour: When Jeff Tried to Save the World

This week on The Power Half Hour, Greg and Chad are discussing a movie that neither of them had heard of until Greg found it on Hulu:

This 2017 (2018?) movie stars Napoleon Dynamite as a bowling alley manager who learns the owner is about to sell the lanes. Jeff (Jon Heder) puts a plan in place to keep Winky’s World (“The World”) open!

Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour: Baseball Card Collecting

Picking up where they left off on the last generational gap discussion, Greg and Chad turn their attention from collecting comic books to collecting baseball cards.  How invested were they into the sport of baseball before collecting cards? What card company was their go to for collecting?  How many sticks of gum did Chad try to chew at one time?  So many questions. So few answers.

Be warned, the first few minutes of the show have nothing to do with baseball collecting. There’s a lot of talk about what’s going on in the world today.

Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour Episode 10: Josh and S.A.M.

This week on the Power Half Hour, Greg and Chad discuss another winning movie selection by the Co-Host on the West Coast, Chad.

Josh and S.A.M. tells the story of two brothers on a road trip, and while the trailer above tells you that much, they don’t really tell you WHY these brothers are pulling a Logan and booking it for Canada.

Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour Episode 9: Comic Books

This week on the Power Half Hour, Greg and Chad discuss discovering comic books, and how we went about collecting them. And at some point, Greg starts talking for about 15 minutes non-stop, which would be great, except it’s only a 30-minute podcast. But Chad knew what he was getting into when he agreed to co-host a half hour show.

Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour Episode 8: Rock Dog

This week on Not My Demographic, we watched and discuss the 2016-17 animated feature…Rock Dog!

That’s pretty much it. Oh wait, there’s a guest appearance at the end of the movie, and while it’s not part of Rock Dog, the guys discuss Kay and Silent Bob Reboot!

Enjoy.

Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour Episode 7: When We Learned Pro Wrestling was a Work

Oops. I should’ve said “SPOILER ALERT!”

But here’s the thing…you know by now that pro wrestling is a pre-determined athletic competition which takes skill to master.

All we’re doing in this episode is going through our memories and discussing when we learned and/or realized that maybe what happens in a 20×20 (or 16×16, for you WCW fans) ring wasn’t always completely on the up and up. Ah to be young again!

Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour Episode 6: Dear John

Dear John Letter:

NOUN
informal
  1. a letter from a woman to a man, especially a serviceman, terminating a personal relationship.

Before ghosting was a common way to end a relationship, people actually wrote letters to dump someone. Author Nicholas Sparks used that premise to craft a romantic story that Lasse Hallstrom turned into a movie starring Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried in 2010.

On this edition of the “Not My Demographic” series, Greg and Chad watch “Dear John” and eventually get around to talking about the movie.  Does the movie hold up after ten years? How does it compare to “The Notebook?” How does Soul Asylum and Deadwood,  South Dakota fit into the discussion?  Take 30 minutes out of your day to listen and find out.

Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour Episode 5: After School Cartoons

This week on the Power Half Hour, Greg and Chad go back to after school and look at cartoons that they watched in their respective generations, Chad in the 1980s and Greg from the late 80s and on.

If it was a popular cartoon in the last two decades, there’s a good chance we mention it. We love cartoons.

Be sure to subscribe if you don’t already. We are growing and it’s because of you!

Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour Episode 4: Kensho at the Bedfellow

It’s Thursday and that means 30 minutes with Greg and Chad. This week, the guys talk about a 2017 indie movie titled Kensho at the Bedfellow.

I’m not going to lie – it’s a weird movie. And at times it makes no sense. And it’s not at all a geisha kink like the title would indicate.

But while this movie didn’t blow our hair back, it wasn’t too bad. And if you have the Tubi (or not to be?) app, you can watch it for free. And that’s how you should enjoy Kensho at the Bedfellow, without giving up any of your hard-earned dollars.

Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour Episode 3: The 1992 Dream Team

Sports Illustrated dubbed them the Dream Team almost a year before they ever stepped on the court in Barcelona for the 1992 Olympic Summer Games.

Then the best players at the highest level of basketball went on to trounce their competition by an average of 44 points per game en route to the gold medals.

In this episode, Greg and Chad recall that epic summer of U-S-A (U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!) domination on the basketball court.

Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour Episode 2: She-Devil

This week on Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour, the guys roll out the debut of the Not My Demographic series, with a discussion about the 1989 cinematic experience known as She-Devil.

Listen to the guys break down the film that they normally wouldn’t watch, and honestly that they didn’t even hear about.

And find out why this particular movie was selected as the first Not My Demographic. There’s a pretty solid reason behind it.

Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour Episode 1: NYE 1999 and Y2K

Welcome to Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour. In our debut episode, recorded twenty years and five days after the events of December 31, 1999. What were Greg and Chad doing on that fateful night when planes were supposed to fall from the sky and computer networks were going to shut down, leaving us in a veritable dark age?

You’d be surprised to learn, as we were, that your two hosts were only about fifteen minutes apart, but they wouldn’t meet for almost fifteen years.

New Years Eve 1999. It’s the topic of the very first Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour. 30 minutes. No more. No less.

Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour Trailer

Coming soon to the Jittery Monkey Podcast Network and earbuds worldwide:

Greg and Chad’s Power Half Hour.

Greg Mehochko and Chad Smart hope to entertain you by discussing big moments (from 1982 on) from their different generational perspective. The duo will also take a look at and talk about movies, music, and other aspects of pop culture that they wouldn’t normally endure, all in a 30-minute presentation.