On this week’s episode of SPACE CASE, it’s the dramatic conclusion of the case of Charles Entertainment Cheese! “Dramatic” may be pushing it, but it still ends with the unfortunate bankruptcy filing of our once beloved birthday crazy rat. We crack the case on what lead to the downfall of this business and how it could’ve been prevented. We also share our own memories of “fun times” at Chuck E Cheese’s and name drop a few places that you can still visit to get your fix of CREEPY animatronics.
On part 1 of this 2 part episode, we crack the case on the origin story and meteoric rise of everyone’s FAVORITE childhood birthday spot CHUCK E. CHEESE’S. From the one-of-a-kind restaurant format for the time, to the “cutting-edge” animatronics in all their locations, this story is unique even by today’s standards. How did this pizza time juggernaut begin? Who started it all? And what exactly is the deal with the creepy robots? Find out all this and more in Part 1!
On this episode of SPACE CASE we take look at classic teen films that haven’t aged as well as you might remember. With the help of VICE and some sassy GEN Z teens we get their take on what’s hot and what’s NOT about these teen movies of the last 20 years and then we weigh in with our thoughts. Which film is the MOST problematic? Will you ever be able to watch them the same way again? Listen in and find out!
On this episode of SPACE CASE we dive back into the mysteries of retail and crack the case on the bankruptcy of JC PENNEY. This once legendary anchor store and retail giant had quite a history, but was it doomed from the start? Did it overstay it’s welcome? Could it have been prevented? We also take a moment to address our hiatus from the podcast in solidarity with the black community in response to the recent incidents of police brutality and talk about resources you can use to educate yourself and join the movement. #BlackLivesMatter is not a moment, it’s a movement, and the work is FAR from over.
On this week’s episode we head right to the papers; the funny papers! Have you read the Sunday paper lately? Most likely not BUT back when everyone used to read their local and national papers, the Sunday comic strips were always a staple of delight and laughter for the whole family. How did comic strips in the newspaper start? What were the most popular strips in the golden age of the “Sunday funnies?” And what comic strips became successful (or not so successful) animated and live action tv shows and movies? Tune in to find out!
It’s raining meat? Hallelujah? This week’s case is strange and unsolved to say the least. In a small town in Kentucky in 1876 an innocent farmer’s wife witnessed something unusual and to this day seemingly unexplainable. The theories laid out before us are flawed BUT will Space Kiddettes finally crack this case? Listen in and find out!
On this week’s episode we take it back to office, and not like the TV SHOW! With a little help from DILBERT, we just got hip to the term “sick building syndrome.” Did you just hear that phrase for the first time too? Wanna know what it is and why it was such a big thing? Than listen in as we crack the case!
On this week’s episode, it’s another heaping helping of MEME HISTORY! We dive into the origins of classic memes that you never thought to questions STARTING with one of our personal faves “No Pomegranates.” What lead to this woman have a sudden outburst about fruit in the middle of teaching a class? The results will surprise you. THEN we head into the case of the “found footage” video “Rapping for Jesus” We crack the case WIDE OPEN on how “found” this footage really is.
On this episode we SK REVIEW the hit book turned TV series LITTLE FIRES EVERYWHERE. *SPOILER WARNING FOR ANYONE WHO HASN’T FINISHED IT* Then, we turn our attention to theatrical productions of movies that are done independently. It truly does take a village, and sometimes the results are a charming, witty piece of theater. Other times, it’s a deep fried meme onstage. Tune in to find out what we uncover
On this episode of SPACE CASE we crack the case on why we celebrate 4/20 (ayyyyeeeee nice *airhorn sounds* yeaaahhhhhh!!???!?!) Then, we check on some media from the past and decide whether it’s so bad it’s good or just plain BAD! Did your faves make the cut? Listen in and find out!