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Your Kickstarter Sucks

A podcast about terrible ideas

Useless robots, minimalist shoes, and "offensive" card games up to the friggin' Pope's stinky eyeballs! (Ewww!) That's crowdfunding in a nutshell, but it's also our modern world - a vast creativity desert, populated almo
5/3/2021

Episode 199: Birds in the House

Gather round folks, it's time to hear The Amazing JF read from a list of common household groceries. Please have your pen and paper ready for this one! On today's show we find out whether or not DB's got bars, and also I have some notes referring to the following: "what's going on", "weird thing, 2 minutes", and "ether stank". I need to start taking better notes during the show so I remember what to write about in here. Hopefully some of that makes sense or seems interesting, because I'm not sure the 3-D tattooing preview application or the suppressing student loan utilization projects are download-juicers. So strap on a Bottcoola, cause this might be a slog. Music for YKS is courtesy of Howell Dawdy, Craig Dickman, and Mark Brendle. Additional research by Zeke Golvin. YKS is edited by Producer Dan. Exec Producer PBostrom.For more YKS, check out YKS Premium on Patreon. If you love this, you're gonna like that a little bit probably. This week, we're sponsored by Hello Fresh. Now that's one hell of a way to get meals delivered to your door. I've been sitting around waiting on my neighbors to do it for me! I'm starvin, Scoob! Just joking I don't talk to my neighbors. Try Hello Fresh today at hellofresh.com/yourkickstartersucks12, and use code yourkickstartersucks12 for 12 free meals, including free shipping!Today's episode of YKS is also brought to you by BetterHelp. Sick of uncomfortable waiting rooms? The folks are BetterHelp were. That's why they developed the most comfortable waiting room of all time. Unfortunately that company was a massive failure and they switched to doing online therapy instead. If you'd like to try this private, affordable, compassionate service out, go to BetterHelp.com/yks and get 10% off your first month. If you want to try out the most comfortable waiting room of all time, you'll have to try the bottom of the ocean. That's where they buried it!
4/19/2021

Episode 197: Hellshrimpers TV

Hey man, make like Justin Bieber and play the hits! On today's show we're joined by a very special guest: Mecha Don Cheadle. MDC tells us all about stomping around Neo-Nashville, battling his fiercest enemies from Planet Munch, and what a crazy year we've all had. Oh oh oh oh oh I've got the moves like Jim Carrey! Start the damn episode! None of that shit I said was real! Music for YKS is courtesy of Howell Dawdy, Craig Dickman, and Mark Brendle. Additional research by Zeke Golvin. YKS is edited by Producer Dan. Exec Producer PBostrom.For more YKS, check out YKS Premium on Patreon. We got some great shit coming up this month: Sean and Hayes from Hollywood Handbook, our friend Tom from ChapoFYM, and I bet we will even have a third idea at some point. No ads, discounted merch and more, all over there at the thing I said before. This episode of YKS is brought to you by Manscaped. Got Bush? Talking about pubes here, gang. Take that mons pubis behind the woodshed and go wild on it with the Lawnmower 3.0. You could pay 20% more and cover your own shipping if you want, but I wouldn't recommend it. Probably would make more sense to use promo code YKS at Manscaped.com, and keep that 20% + shipping money in the ol' back pocket there. Also sponsoring today's show: NordVPN. Quite simply, you ain't gonna find a better Virtual Private Network anywhere on God's green earth. Go to Mars if you want, but don't come crying to me and NordVPN when it ain't any better up there neither. Meantime, use promo code YKS at https://nordvpn.com/yks for a mega discount on a 2 year deal.
4/12/2021

Episode 196: Breaking News

Well, well, well, it looks like the great site of Kickstarter and its many fine detractors have finally gotten their day in the sun. And oh how sweet it is, folks. Tell me how my ass tastes, other shows and websites! On today's show, Mike and JF discuss the importance of flared bases, having pride in your country, and reading the notes on the episode you already did last week. Plus, our timely thoughts on The Snyder Cut and an email that promises to change the way we do the show forever. Music for YKS is courtesy of Howell Dawdy, Craig Dickman, and Mark Brendle. Additional research by Zeke Golvin. YKS is edited by Producer Dan. Exec Producer PBostrom.Today's show is brought to you by Oxygen. You talk about no fee banking, you talk about big time cash back rewards on some of the categories of commerce we all love so much, you talk about getting a $25 bonus on a $200 deposit...that's Oxygen banking for ya, gang. Check it out on the app store (home of the fabulous app!) YKS is also sponsored by BetterHelp. Hate waiting rooms? Me too. They make me sick to my stomach. Plus I need therapy. Oh, maybe I could check out BetterHelp?? Uhhh yeah, now you're getting it! Get 10% off your first month of professional, convenient, no-waiting-room therapy at BetterHelp.com/yks. Now that's what's nice. And for more YKS, hop on over to the YKS Premium Patreon. This week on the show, from You Are Worthy with Lil Mookie B, we're talking to actor and comedian Mookie Blaiklock!
4/5/2021

Episode 195: Harold and Kumar Get the Vaccine

Now this is the episode that makes you say "Well it's Episode 195 of the podcast." That's right gang, it really is. On today's YKS we're taking a deep dive on Da Vinky's Pencil, the bourgeois way we treat scraps of bar soap, and the pitfalls of trying to make a Quentin Tarantino movie when you're even dumber than he is. Plus: what are the most played items on JF and DB's Plex servers? This is content that, for some reason, you won't want to miss. Oh and by the way...Happy FREAKIN Easter!!! If we're even allowed to say that anymore!Music for YKS is courtesy of Howell Dawdy, Craig Dickman, and Mark Brendle. Additional research by Zeke Golvin. YKS is edited by Producer Dan. Exec Producer PBostrom.Check out Howell's new show, Fast Track, where he and a guest write a song from scratch in just 30 minutes. You can hear Mike on the first episode and maybe even JF sometime soon. This week, YKS is sponsored by HelloFresh. I actually just had some HelloFresh for dinner today and I've got but one complaint: it was TOO tasty and convenient. Alright, so two complaints! Well anyway, check em out yourself at HelloFresh.com/yourkickstartersucks12 and use that promo code yourkickstartersucks12 for 12 free meals, including free shipping! Now that's nice. For more YKS, support us on Patreon. Your YKS Premium subscription entitles your fancy ass to up to 5 bonus episodes a month (or 6 if the calendar gets all fucked up), plus ad-free regular eps, newsletters, and more. This week, Mike and JF are reviewing Godzilla Vs. Kong, checking out some Kickstarters that didn't make it to the big show on In The Cut, and reading more of that weird Tarantino fan's bizarre and disgusting tribute script. And next week we got a great guest: Lil Mookie B!
3/29/2021

Episode 194: Ring Ring...It's Funny!

How do I display my collectibles??? Oh God! Help me! Don't I deserve help? That's what we're talking about this week, folks: who deserves help and who doesn't. So far we've got Funky Pop Guys and that's pretty much it. We're also introducing each other to the Svanki, inventing ethical consumption under capitalism with one weird trick, and helping out the poor folks who love pretending they're that really bad guy from a long time ago. You know who I'm talking about. Not good. Music for YKS is courtesy of Howell Dawdy, Craig Dickman, and Mark Brendle. Additional research by Zeke Golvin. YKS is edited by Producer Dan. Exec Producer PBostrom.YKS is sponsored by Oxygen. Oh yeah, maybe you've HEARD of it? Well the famous gas we love to breathe is back and better than ever before, this time in the form of a banking app for your telephone. Download Oxygen today, and put in $200 to get a $25 bonus. Then let it sit there or spend it, or do whatever you want! That's money for ya, folks.Today's show is also brought to you by BetterHelp. Now this is a good website to check out if you like fast, affordable, and 24/7 counseling in a wide range of specialties! If they had asked me, I would have said "Aren't you worried about someone inventing BestHelp?" But I was too busy doing something else at the time. Probably at the store. Anyway, they went with BetterHelp and it seems to be working out pretty good. Try it out yourself and get 10% off your first month at Betterhelp.com/YKS.