On this episode of Space Case, we review some tunes and some rad beverages. Stephen Malkmus drops Groove Denied but Devin says “Access Granted.” She also says “okay werk” to the new Orange Vanilla Coke Zero and what we THOUGHT was an April Fools Day Joke was NO. JOKE. people. The Dr. Pepper Milkshake from Whataburger was REAL and Trent weighs on whether it should stick around for longer than a “limited time.” Finally, we crack the case of the stigma of smoking and why it’s still considered “cool” and “glamorous” in pop culture and in real life.
On this episode of Space Case we flash allll the way back man to the 60s, 70s, and 80s, for some groovy and radical mysteries! First, the mystery that took the internet by storm this past week about Garfield phones from the 1980s washing up on a shore in France. What’s up with that?!
Then, we discuss the Shaggs who are perhaps music history most discussed “so bad they’re good” band. Or, maybe they’re just so bad they’re bad? You decide…
And finally our very own Houston Chronicle shared an article they originally published in 1989 on teen life and “lingo” The results, are something else.
On this episode, we take a deep dive into the the strangest albums to be #1 on the Billboard charts with a particular interest in the 1990s. It’s interesting to see how trends have changed so much compared to the “anything goes” genre free for all of the 90s. One of the biggest albums of the 90s and of all time came from the wave of Eurodance music; “The Sign” by Ace of Base. BUT, did you know that this beloved Swedish import comes with a problematic past? LISTEN TO SPACE KIDDETTES CRACK THE CASE!
So excited to once again be a podcast partner for the COMICPALOOZA PODCAST PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM! Listen weekly from now till May for some great episodes of Space Case and see you LIVE on the showroom floor of George R Brown Convention Center for a LIVE episode of SPACE CASE May 10th – 12th!
In the “spritual sequel” to “SK AFTER DARK SPECIAL LIVE FROM AN AIR BNB,” we discuss the history of AS SEEN ON TV products. We also go in depth about the best of the best infomercials for products that had us BEGGING our parents to “call now!”
On this week’s episode, Space Kiddettes hit the headlines to get to the bottom of what exactly is glitter? It’s a crafting and beauty STAPLE we all know and love, but what exactly is it? Can SK crack the case? AND! Is your friend trapped in a pyramid scheme? Well SK and our friends at VICE have some handy dandy steps on how to GET. THEM. OUT. and some parallels to how MLMs are the modern day cult.
In this episode of Space Case, we reveal that the case is CLOSED on weekly, we’re now BI-WEEKLY. Just in time for 20BI-TEEN baybee! Since our last episode, a few cultural events have happened that we felt needed to be discussed, like the big game. That’s right, the Puppy Bowl! We dive into how it got started and all the details of what keeps it so interesting. We then delve into the world of possibly the weirdest college mascot ever? AND we top it all off with our reaction to music’s “biggest night,” The Grammys.
On this episode, we talk about the origins of the fake record label names we used to use when distributing our music. We then dive into the dead malls of our childhood and the very REAL commercial for Bath Time Fun Kelly.
In the first new episode of 2019, Trent and Devin tackle mysteries of crazy fast food chain debacles of the 90s. We uncover the truth behind the McDonald’s ball pit incident, the suffocations via the Poke Balls from Burger King, and reminisce on the Pizza Hut reading club.