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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
Latest Episode7/26/2021

Episode 211: Mr. Perfection

It's an all-new YKS! Oh my god! On today's show, which works 60% of the time every time, we're talking about comics with a big goofy dog, the invention that will finally save the boring, dying sport of tennis, and a new frontier in nutrient management. Oh, I'm in a glass case of emotion! Come on in and listen to the show gang, everything's cool. We got the blood lady in here, we got gendercoins, the whole thing. Actually now that I'm writing it out there is a lot of stupid shit in here. Wow. Every week, huh? Okay! That's fine! I'm not even mad you ate the whole wheel of cheese. Anchormen.Music for YKS is courtesy of Howell Dawdy, Craig Dickman, and Mark Brendle. Additional research by Zeke Golvin. YKS is edited by Producer Dan. Executive Producer lola butt.Ohhh I need more YKS! Somebody help me! Ok smart guy, check out the YKS Premium Patreon page. It's almost the end of the month, so get in there now and snag a Squeeze Louise membership for access to the exclusive 5th bonus episode! It's basically me and Mike opening boxes and talking, but people go crazy over it. Plus, the normal bonus ep on Friday! Hoo boy we still gotta record that one. Gonna be a squeaker. This week's episode is sponsored by BetterHelp. You talk about a damn website where you can get professional, affordable counseling! For my money, it's gotta be BetterHelp. Use promo code YKS for 10% off your first month at BetterHelp. With a side of crab salad, oh mama!
7/19/2021

Episode 210: May The Clean House Be With You

Okay gang I'm gonna level with ya. I'm about to walk out of the door and I'm gonna rush through this episode description so I can leave. I have a bunch of errands to run. Not really fun stuff either but just the kinda thing you gotta do. Let's get it over with! On today's show we have an Apology of the Week AND a Real or Fake...you don't see that too often anymore. Hell, maybe ever. That's right, this is a YKS First: Two Segments! I've heard of a two drink minimum but this is ridiculous. Ok doesn't really make sense but like I said time is of the essence. Some of the Kickstarters we talk about today: a vacuum that looks like a lightsaber, a bar that doesn't serve any alcohol, and a new supplement for dogs who don't like the taste of normal water. Plus, we have a campaign that we actually kinda like. Alright that looks like about the normal length of one of these so I'm gonna take off. You guys enjoy the episode and, as always, if there's some horrible mistake with the publication or content, please don't hesitate to reach out and ruin my day. See ya next week...I'm goin to the store! Music for YKS is courtesy of Howell Dawdy, Craig Dickman, and Mark Brendle. Additional research by Zeke Golvin. YKS is edited by Producer Dan. Executive Producer lola butt.Want more YKS? Check out the YKS Premium Patreon page for weekly bonus episodes, monthly mailbags, video eps, and more. This week we've got a very special guest who somehow hacked our studio line to discuss a very promising new phone product. Who could it be! Only one way to find out...Ok fine I'll tell you. It's our friend Dan O'Sullivan pretending to be the FreedomPhone guy. Alright, I told you. Now go sign up to hear it on Friday! Keep your end of the bargain...Today's episode is sponsored by Manscaped. I wouldn't trust anyone else near my junk...not Freddy, not Jason, not none of those ghoulies with the big sharp sticks, no sir! Just Manscaped. They got this new Perfect Package 4.0 out now and if that don't have ya ready to head out to the beach with a mysterious secret, well, nothin' will. Try em out today at Manscaped.com and use the promo code YKS for 20% off and Free Shipping. And don't go to sleep! This week's show is also brought to you by NordVPN. I just now realized I capitalized the phrase "free shipping" up there and it looks really weird. Sorry about that. Perhaps I will hide my shame and virtual identity by using a virtual private network service. If only there were one I could trust, with over 5000 servers all over the world, and no data logging. Oh god! Well anyway, check out NordVPN with the promo code YKS for 73% off a 2 year plan and 4 months free. Yowza!
7/12/2021

Episode 209: Saturday the 14th

It's Monday, and you know what that means: we all cross our fingers and hope Apple Podcasts pulls its head out of its ass and delivers this week's episode to thousands of our adoring fans. Assuming it works as intended, this week you're gonna get a great show. Mike and JF are talking Kitchen Time, having a Footnotes Fight, and going Neil DeGrasse Tyson style on the goofs and screw-ups of classic slasher Friday the 13th. Plus, we thank America for all its opportunities, get paid to let a social media company spy on us, and finally talk (at great length, and with impressive detail) about AnimeTube, the Kickstarter that's pissing everyone off this week. This ep is so great that absolutely nothing could derail it, save for a malfunctioning RSS backend in the most popular podcasting app, which has no contact form or accountability whatsoever. Anyway, enjoy! Music for YKS is courtesy of Howell Dawdy, Craig Dickman, and Mark Brendle. Additional research by Zeke Golvin. YKS is edited by Producer Dan. Executive Producer lola butt.Coming up on this Friday's YKS Premium: Howell Dawdy! Our friend and resident thememaster returns to bullshit around, discuss his greatest podcasting triumph (me), and Name That Toon. This week's show is sponsored by Honey. It's free and saves you money. Ergo, if you don't use it, you are wasting money. That kind of makes a lot of sense. I'm glad I came up with it. If you'd like to be like ol' JF (or, uh, your personal hero, whoever that is...seems like it should be JF) and save on protein bars for your body or books for your brain, go to JoinHoney.com/yks and download the thing. YKS is also brought to you by BetterHelp. You know the score with these guys, and it's practically 100-0! They are really running it up. Probably because they're a convenient, affordable, and professional counseling service that's already helping millions of people. But go off I guess. For 10% off your first month, head on over to the website and sign up with our special link. Helps us, helps you. It just makes sense!
6/28/2021

Episode 207: MudDump1!

Another day, another dollar. That's our hardhat, lunchpail approach to creating content, and it most certainly shines through in this episode, yet another instant classic. The 207th in a row. What we've got for you today, gang, is an update on Mike's tooth. And if for some insane reason you need more of a reason to listen than that, well, we also have about 6 Kickstarter projects that we make fun of, and they range from the silly (hand dryer for home use) to the quite frankly absurd (bone conducting mp3 sunglasses). But again, the main thing to remember about this episode is that we are talking about Mike's Tooth. To the extent, quite possibly, that I should have named the episode 207: Mike's Tooth. Too late for me now, though. Not for you! Enjoy the show!Music for YKS is courtesy of Howell Dawdy, Craig Dickman, and Mark Brendle. Additional research by Zeke Golvin. YKS is edited by Producer Dan. Executive Producer lola butt.YKS Premium is the place to be for more Mike and JF tooth content, folks, and if you haven't heard the most recent episode with the greats Tom and Demi, well, you are in for a treat. And the treats keep coming, so open up your treathole! This Friday our friends also the greats Derek and Dril join us to do whatever their crazy brains can come up with. And you are gonna want to check that out. Plus: no ads, videos of the episodes, and much much more. ONLY at the YKS Premium Patreon. And if you find it anywhere else, it's fake!This week's YKS is sponsored by BetterHelp. Could ya use some help? Hell, who couldn't? And you might as well get it from the comfort of your own gamer chair in a fart-filled office. Try BetterHelp today and get 10% off your first month by going to BetterHelp.com/yks and using that damn code, YKS! Yes it's true, we're also sponsored by NordVPN. Wanna be a Limousine-drivin', Netflix-unlockin', no data-retainin' son of a gun? Well NordVPN is a good place to get 'er done. Maybe it's not a place. It's more like an idea. An idea...about saving our listeners money on the top VPN service money can buy. And here's how they do it: by going to NordVPN.com/yks, which makes sense, and using promo code YKS, which makes even more sense, to get 73% off plus 4 free months, which makes the most sense of all.
6/21/2021

Episode 206: Delivery Reimagined

You already know what time it is! On today's programme, the two perfect friends Mike and JF are plumbing the depths of the data cube, exploiting the byzantine and outdated US tax code, and pivoting last minute to a LIVE Kickstarter selection. Oh yeah, and you could say maybe we're reimagining delivery as well. All that and a brand new segment that Mike really hates, on this episode of YKS! Wow what the fuck! Oh yeah, and for more YKS, how could I damn forget, check out the YKS Premium Patreon. Over there is where we post the absolute USDA Prime Cuts of YKS: Unfiltered, Unafraid, and Ungiving a fuck! On this week's show, from the hilarious podcast BigSoftTitty.png, our friends Tom Walker and Demi Lardner. Tom and Demi join us to do what they do best: go psycho and make us laugh. Come laugh with us, won't you, this Friday on YKS Premium? This week's episode of YKS is sponsored by Honey. Imagine if you could have a little friend that lives in your computer, who always knows the best discount codes for your products? And best of all, the friend doesn't tell anyone else what products you buy? You save money AND nobody has to know! Wouldn't that be "sweet"? This started out as an insipid metaphor but actually worked out pretty well. There's a good reason I do this for a living. Anyway, it's real, and it's fabulous, and it's called Honey. Check it out today at JoinHoney.com/YKS and help everyone in the world!Today's YKS is also brought to you by BetterHelp. You know what these guys are all about: helping you, but even better. Isn't that "sweet"? Get 10% of your first month of professional, affordable, convenient counseling at Betterhelp.com/yks. Sweet!
6/14/2021

Episode 205: Mindscape Origins

Now just what in the hell was Christopher Nolan smoking when he came up with this one! I don't know, but keep it the hell away from me! On today's show we've got the gene-altering project destined to keep humanity around for centuries to come (cool!), a beer-drinking gag gift sent forward into the future by about 40 years (wow!), and a movie dedicated to rehabilitating the public image of cops (finally!). Plus whatever else we talked about to take up the other 90 minutes of the show. I assume it's pretty 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. Executive Producer lola butt. For more YKS, check out the Patreon! Now with video!On this week's YKS Premium, we've got our friends from Globe Hell Warning, Josiah and Drew! Their show may be all about how to save the world, but when it comes to YKS it seems like all they want is chaos. Check em out at http://patreon.com/globehell and wherever you get podcasts. This week's show is brought to you by Manscaped. Oh mama, that's one clean bush! Hopefully that's what you'll be hearing sometime soon. And Manscaped want's to help ya out. I tell you what I really like from these folks is the cologne. Smells good, and it comes in a cube. What else do you want? A clean bush, I guess, like I said before. Well for 20% off and free shipping on whatever you want over there, use promo code YKS. Come on! Please?!We're also sponsored by NordVPN. You wanna talk about zoomies, just try going on NordVPN's servers! They'll make your dog look like a slow piece of crap. You wanna unlock Netflix? You wanna, freakin, look like you're browsing around from Colorado? Try NordVPN. For one badass deal, go to nordvpn.com/yks and use code YKS. This is mandatory to do!