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8/8/2022

Episode 263: And Even More!

You know, it’s not every day that a brand new episode of YKS comes out and immediately gets downloaded to your phone, and you let it suck up 100mb of space while you wait for some bad chores to zone out during. It’s actually every Monday, and as luck would have it, that’s the day of the week that today is! So we put together some questions for our resident Earologist, named the TV Bitch, and remembered fondly the Music City Miracle, plus exposed cancel culture, ate some panties, and made some songs with a computer. Alright, I think that’s good enough to fold laundry to.Music for YKS is courtesy of Howell Dawdy, Craig Dickman, Mr. Baloney, and Mark Brendle. Additional research by Zeke Golvin. YKS is edited by Producer Dan. Executive Producer lola butt.YKS Premium! It seems hard to believe at times, but there is even more YKS available for listening and viewing! Check us out over at Patreon to catch up on YKS Beach Party, to see our faces move around when we talk, and get our exclusive mailbag episodes! Coming up this week on YKS Premium: our new friends from Hey Riddle Riddle join us and we try to “Stump the Schwab” them! But instead of stumping, it’s Jokeblogger and Facebook riddles, and instead of Schwab, it’s Erin, Adal, and JPC. Stump the Schwab is a sports trivia show that aired on ESPN 2 about 20 years ago. But what I’m talking about comes out on Friday!This episode of YKS is sponsored by these fine brands:Factor - Now you know they call me Mr. Food for a reason – I’m always eating the stuff! But my word does it get tiring, all the planning and prepping and stuff. Well Factor said, “Forget about it!” and put some of the nice food in a box so they can mail it to you! Nice! I love mail! Get $120 off at go.factor75.com/yks120Athletic Greens - Green: it’s one of the colors on the big color wheel and rainbow and stuff, but it’s also something you can eat that gives you energy and vitamins and extra HP. Get 1 year supply of Vitamin D and 5 free travel packs at athleticgreens.com/yksBetterhelp - Help! I need somebody! Help! Probably can’t write out the rest of the lyrics for copyright reasons, and also I should say, I wasn’t writing lyrics, I was just talking out loud. And I was using voice to text. And it was my neighbor talking. Anyway sometimes you need some help, and for my money, therapy’s a good place to get it. Get 10% off your first month at BetterHelp.com/YKS
8/1/2022

Episode 262: Everythings Good

What’s this episode of YKS about? Well, I can tell you what it’s NOT about: saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, dietary fiber, total sugars, added sugars, vitamin D, calcium, iron, or potassium. Plus it comes in a small aluminum can with a “color swirl design”, and can be purchased in quantities of 8 or 24. And it tastes alright once you get to be in your 30s. Plus, we’re talking woke fetuses, sales couches, and morbin’ time. Basically a bunch of stupid crap you can see if you go on the computer. And I shoved a “Beach Plum” up my ass. Whatever that is.Music for YKS is courtesy of Howell Dawdy, Craig Dickman, Mr. Baloney, and Mark Brendle. Additional research by Zeke Golvin. YKS is edited by Producer Dan. Executive Producer lola butt.YKS Premium! The only place they let us actually be ourselves! This past week, we finished up YKS Beach Party with the one and only Howell Dawdy! Join us for an in-depth discussion of Miss Cast Away and the Island Girls, aka Silly Movie 2. Was it Jacko’s finest work? Well, uh. No! But it was fun anyway. Plus, tomorrow, the Squeeze Louise Mailbag drops! Get YKS Premium today or upgrade your sub to see all our video episodes at Patreon.com/YourKickstarterSucksThis episode of YKS is sponsored by these fine brands:HelloFresh - Meals = Food. imagine I just wrote that on the chalkboard at the front of the class. Intimidating, huh? Well, it shouldn’t be. Ideally, you should have this stuff sent to your house in a big box, which you can then open up with like a knife or fork or something. Then it’s time to eat. And hey, you already got the knife and fork. Nice! Get 16 free meals and 3 free gifts at HelloFresh.com/yourkickstartersucks16BetterHelp - I love my brain! But damn it needs to get it in gear sometimes. That’s why I get plenty of sleep, do my little exercises, and yes, go to therapy! It’s all part of whipping my brain into submission. Throw in going on the computer as well? Forget about it! Get 10% off at BetterHelp.com/yks
7/25/2022

Episode 261: YKS Nights 3: YKS Afternoons

Mike and JF…they are are one “Odd Couple”. Sure, “I Love Lucy”, but something about these two really makes me smile. I guess you could say I’m “Bewitched” by them. Oh, you don’t listen? Well, hey, “Diff’rent Strokes” for different folks. By the way, I have captured and tied up the extraterrestrial creature known as “ALF”; he’s in my basement right now! And so on. Today’s YKS is a good one for everybody but Italians I’m sorry to say, but the rest of you are going to be treated to some new kitchen innovations, a twisted ripoff card game of a twisted ripoff card game, and believe it or not, a really corny and stupid webcomic! It’s a “The Facts Of Life” that you’re gonna like this one! Sorry I closed the Nick at Nite Wiki and couldn’t remember any other ones. Okay see ya. Music for YKS is courtesy of Howell Dawdy, Craig Dickman, Mr. Baloney, and Mark Brendle. Additional research by Zeke Golvin. YKS is edited by Producer Dan. Executive Producer lola butt.Bikinis? Check. Robot sidekicks? Check. Michael Jackson? Say whaaaa? The YKS Beach Party continues over at YKS Premium! This week we’re talking the King of Pop’s final scripted role, as Agent MJ in a film known elsewhere as Silly Movie 2 and stateside as Miss Cast Away and the Island Girls. This pile of shit was so disgustingly bad we couldn’t bear to ask anyone normal to do it, so we got our friend,thememaster, and guy who loves garbage, Howell Dawdy back on to put it out of its misery!This week’s YKS is sponsored by these fine brands:Diet Smoke - There’s nothing worse than being way too high. For some people, this may seem like hyperbole. For certain handsome others, it’s all too true! That’s where Diet Smoke’s “Just Right” level comes in. Plus they got a bunch of new flavors and sodas (SODAAAA!) too. Get 20% off every single time you use the code YKS20 at DietSmoke.comHoney - Prices go up…and so does my temper! Leading economists have termed this relationship “The Invisible Market”. But with Honey, we have an incredible tool to battle inflation (and maybe other types of -flation? Not sure). Just grab the free extension at JoinHoney.com/YKS and start clicking away to Savingstown! Now that’s what I call “Price Elasticity of Demand” (??)PolicyGenius - Life Insurance…now there’s a product that, when you buy it, you hope you never have to use it. But statistically speaking, everyone who has ever been born will most likely “pass away”. What a bummer. But it doesn’t have to be a bummer to shop for life insurance, and Policy Genius has seen to that. Their marketplace makes it easy to get the best price on the biggest policies…trust me, I used it! I’m being serious. It’s good to have life insurance. Check it out at PolicyGenius.com. I’m serious!
7/18/2022

Episode 260: YKS Nights 2

You know what they say about sequels…they’re just as good, if not much better, everyone comes away from them feeling satisfied, and more importantly, wanting even more! That’s why we decided to burn the candle at both ends and pump out another YKS Nights! It’s not because we’re fucking up our schedules! It’s a creative decision! This week we’ve got an answer to the question “What was John Wick like before the movies, and if it wasn’t Keanu Reeves in it?” , some shoes so ugly even JF wouldn’t wear them, and a device for killing bugs that makes that salt shotgun look ingenious by comparison. Plus, Producer Dan eats a burger LIVE! You ain’t gonna get that anywhere else…unless you see Dan walking around, I guess. In which case, DO NOT APPROACH!Music for YKS is courtesy of Howell Dawdy, Craig Dickman, Mr. Baloney, and Mark Brendle. Additional research by Zeke Golvin. YKS is edited by Producer Dan. Executive Producer lola butt.The Beach Party over at YKS Premium continues! Last week we had our friend Demi Lardner on for a game-packed show you’ll have to hear/see to believe! This week, Alex Goldman and the boys head to Camp…KnowhutImean??This episode of YKS is sponsored by these fine brands:Doctor Butler’s - You ever get some stuff going on “down there”? Tried sitting on an ice cube and it just don’t cut the mustard? Well that’s why “the doc” came up with his famous five star ointments and wipes. Get 20% off your order at DoctorButlers.com when you use the code YKS at checkout! Your ass will thank you!HelloFresh - Meals, meals, meals, what are we up to, 3 a day now? How am I supposed to keep up with all the nonsense? Well, you can have a plan. A meal plan, that is! And you ain’t gonna get a better one than HelloFresh. Fresh, high quality ingredients you cook in your own home? Is that even legal? Oh yeah, I guess so. Probably not even a question, was it? Get 16 free meals and 3 free gifts at HelloFresh.com/yourkickstartersucks16! It’s legal!BetterHelp - This is your brain…this is your brain on 100% synthetic motor oil. Or something like that, I think. Your brain is a car. Get it? Start taking care of it! Sure you could pop a vitamin or go sit in the sun for a while – and you should! – but another way to do it is online therapy. And you can get 10% off your first month of that very thing at BetterHelp.com/yks
7/11/2022

Episode 259: YKS Nights

Oooh it’s steamy…ooh it’s dreamy…it’s YKS Nights! YKS Nights is just like YKS Daytime, except, you know, a little…steamier and dreamier. On this week’s episode we got a hell of a lot of hot shaving content that’ll turn you on without a touch. This is so hot, you gotta be yankin me! Come on Hoo Hoo Masters, it’s time to get all steamed up! Music for YKS is courtesy of Howell Dawdy, Craig Dickman, Mr. Baloney, and Mark Brendle. Additional research by Zeke Golvin. YKS is edited by Producer Dan. Executive Producer lola butt.You’re Invited! All month long on YKS Premium, we’re throwing the biggest blowout bash blast this side of Shangri-La! Join us and our many special guests as we celebrate the summer of silly the only way we know how: podcasting! If you’re not subscribed yet, you missed last week’s episode with our friends John Cullen and Stefan Heck of Blocked Party, who dialed in from the Left Coast to talk Surf School (2006), perhaps Harland Williams’ worst film! $5 today, (or even better, $8) and it’s all yours. More to come!This episode of YKS is sponsored by these fine brands:Factor: Factor in the mornin, Factor in the evenin, Factor at suppertime…When Factor’s sponsoring the show, you can eat Factor anytime! Try out their healthy as hell and yummy as…hell…meals and get $120 off at go.Factor75.com/YKS!BetterHelp: What if you had one car for your whole life and had to take care of it? I imagine that would get pretty annoying. Well imagine the car lives in your head, and controls your mood and, well, you get the picture. You have to change your brain’s oil! And therapy, will help. Get 10% off your first month at Betterhelp.com/YKSAthletic Greens: Imagine your body is a car. Wait, no. It’s something though. Something important. And your gut is a part of that. You gotta get the right goop in there and it’s actually pretty hard. But Athletic Greens makes some good goop, and I like it, and it tastes pretty good. Give it a whirl and see if it don’t set ya right. Plus, get 5 free sample packs and a year’s supply of Vitamin D at AthleticGreens.com/YKS!Truebill: We have a love/hate with our subscriptions, don’t we? Yeah, we love to subscribe to them, and hate to cancel subscribing to them! That’s cause it’s too hard! Well TrueBill makes it easy to cancel your subscriptions, but of course it’s up to you to continue supporting people you care about. Because they really need it to buy new kinds of chips and yogurt. Just a heads up, 2022 is going to be a big yogurt year. Try it out now at Truebill.com/YKS!
7/4/2022

Episode 258: The Crazy Episode

Don’t miss this episode! Your old friends Mike and JF are back and they’re even wackier than ever before, due to probably a bunch of chemicals in our air and water and blood I’m guessing. On today’s show we got some evidence as to what happens when you ironically appreciate some evil stuff a little bit too much, when you unironically appreciate some other evil stuff way too much, and when you just straight up hate one single guy, who may or may not be evil, for unknown reasons. Believe it or not, every single time, it’s a Kickstarter project. Anyway, strap in and start hootin, cause it’s time for a wet and wild episode of YkS: ThE PoDcAsT!Music for YKS is courtesy of Howell Dawdy, Craig Dickman, Mr. Baloney, and Mark Brendle. Additional research by Zeke Golvin. YKS is edited by Producer Dan. Executive Producer lola butt.YKS Premium. Many people are saying listening to the show will “cure all your diseases.” Do I endorse that view? Well, I’ll say this. I’m the guy who makes the show and, as far as I know, the guy I pay $200 to look at my knee and smell my breath once a year says I’m “mostly fine, considering”. So what does that tell ya?This week’s episode is brought to you by these fine brands:Schedule35 - Stop picking up a bunch of stuff off the forest floor and eating it to see if it helps you with anxiety! That’s got to have a pretty low success rate, I would think? And you probably eat a lot of leaf litter?? Schedule35 has figured out the good stuff to eat Get 15% off your order at schedule35.co with the promo code YKS!HelloFresh - Food: It’s what’s for dinner! You ever drive down the road and see some restaurant and it’s named something like Eat N Stuff? What on Earth??? Who the hell is eating that mess? Not me. That’s cause I got HelloFresh. Get up to 16 free meals AND 3 free gifts at hellofresh.com/yourkickstartersucks16Doctor Butlers - Look, I’m not gonna sugarcoat this, okay? Sometimes you got a problem “back there”. And you gotta take care of business. No messing around. Get the stuff that works on your butt. Use code YKS 20% off at DoctorButlers.com and quit foolin around with lesser pastes!BetterHelp - This is your brain. This is your brain on therapy. For this visual aid to really workI would need two different eggs. And one of them is probably in somewhat worse shape than the other one. Unless the egg bit is copyrighted, in which case, I don’t know. It’s not eggs. It’s like, one egg. And a big bowl of worms. The point is, therapy is good for ya. Try it out, and get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/yks
6/27/2022

Episode 257: YKS AI

Of all the universes in all the multiverses, THIS is the one you chose to portal us to?! The one with a brand new YKS dropping, and it’s about a bunch of crazy Kickstarters and stuff!? You better know what you’re doing, because if we don’t retrieve the Cube of Crowdfundium by the time Brendle’s Song plays…well, let’s just say you better hold on to your board games, buster! On today’s show, ah yes, it says right here in the scrolls, there was a really weird thing about car keys, a psycho copsucker app, oh my, and yes, this is the exact date they discussed the guy gluing a lighter to his cell phone! It’s just as was foretold…now hurry, back to The Webby. We might just have enough hyperfuel to bounce to the next cryptoworld…Music for YKS is courtesy of Howell Dawdy, Craig Dickman, Mr. Baloney, and Mark Brendle. Additional research by Zeke Golvin. YKS is edited by Producer Dan. Executive Producer lola butt.After an episode like this, they should really consider not doing any more of the show. And yet! The Adventures of YKS continue over at Patreon.com/yourkickstartersucks, where a nominal fee can secure you 5 bonus episodes, including weekly video, per month! W@W! L@@K!This week’s episode of the program is brought to you by these fine ads. I mean sponsors.Factor – Food. There ain’t nothing like it. I just wish it would cook itself. Well perhaps in some far off future, where we exchange space credits for nutritional films. For now, I suppose we will have to be satisfied with the healthful, convenient, and affordable offerings of Factor. Not a bad consolation if you ask me. Get $120 off with code yks120 at go.factor75.com/yks120 right now! Don’t wait until future times!Backbone – Backbone is basically a magic wand that turns your phone into a gaming console. And you really don’t even need to know that much magic. I guess a little couldn’t hurt. Like the rabbit trick is good. Where in the hell…anyway, right now you can get an absolute boatload of free months – including Apple Arcade, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, and more – with your purchase of a Backbone at playbackbone.com/yksHoney – Now sure, we’ve doled out some great coupon codes here in this episode description. But what if you don’t have it handy? Well ok can you go get it? Ok. You can’t. Fine. That’s where Honey comes in. Honey: it’s free, and it helps you find coupon codes because that's where the coupon codes live. Download it! JoinHoney.com/yksDiet Smoke – Sometimes (or maybe even all the time if you’re certain guys) the straight up full strength ganja out there might just have you saying “that’s tewwww spicey for me!” That’s where Diet Smoke comes in. Its Delta-8 gummies are sort of the, what was it, the bears with the different preferences? It’s the middle one. And that’s exactly what the doctor (some, maybe, in certain states, purely metaphorically?) ordered. Get 20% off – IN PERPETUITY!! – with code YKS20 at DietSmoke.com
6/20/2022

Episode 256: Crazy Lemon

Dan's Bong had a Facebook page. Music for YKS is courtesy of Howell Dawdy, Craig Dickman, Mr. Baloney, and Mark Brendle. Additional research by Zeke Golvin. YKS is edited by Producer Dan. Executive Producer lola butt.For even more coverage of Dan's Bong Adventures, head on over to YKS Premium. That's basically what we're doing over there now, yeah. Today's episode of YKS Premium is sponsored by these fine brands.Schedule35 - Now I was always taught to not eat stuff that you found in the woods, on the ground. Come to find out, maybe if I had thrown that particular yoke off a bit earlier in life, I could have a better and deeper understanding of my self and environment etc? Guhh? Well that's what I read anyway. And with Schedule35, they picked the stuff up off the ground for you, and measured it and told you how much to take and stuff. And I bet they even washed the things, too. Sound too good to be true? Well, it ain't. Get 15% off your order at Schedule35.co with the promo code YKS.Doctor Butlers - Hemorrhoids. It's one of those things you think, "Ok, there's no way somebody likes having this, right?" And of course you'd be wrong, cause it takes all kinds you know, but the spirit of what you're saying is true. It isn't, generally speaking, fun to have a bunch of ass pain. And Doctor Butler's gets that, which is why they have pretty much the best selling and reviewed butt cream out there. Go read the reviews for yourself, from a lot of people whose asses are better off for it. And now, you can save yourself 20% at DoctorButlers.com with the code YKS.BetterHelp - Folks, having feelings in your brain is normal. But sometimes, just like with the ol' sock drawer, you gotta get in there and root around for a while to see if everything is still good. Toss the stuff out you ain't usin' anymore, match a few things up, organize. That's right, you didn't think I had anything for sock drawer = brain, but I did. And that success is probably, at least in part, due to therapy! Try it out for yourself and you'll be making good metaphors in no time. Get 10% off your first month at BetterHelp.com/YKS Athletic Greens - Oh, I love my greens! But sometimes, they're just not very quaffable. That's where Athletic Greens, and it's seemingly innumerable amount of vitamins and adaptogens comes in. "Quaff This," it should say, somewhere on the can, but doesn't. That's ok. I'll keep quaffing this stuff. Join me, won't you? They'll even throw in 5 free travel packs and a year's supply of one of my favorite vitamins, D, at AthleticGreens.com/yks.
6/13/2022

Episode 255: Advice Crackers on Food Mountain

Y'all! Come quick! Ol' Dan's got into the steamies again! On today's program -- and sorry if the episode description seems a little "catty". My cat is doing the thing where she reaches out her claw very slowly to slightly nick my finger skin so that it itches for the next 2 days. God I love animals soo much -- we've got a step by step recipe for Mike's special chili cleanse and god damn it she's doing it right now and it hurts why can't we just sit here and chill or maybe talk or whatever. Plus we've got the long-awaited reboot of fortune cookies, a lamp so stupid even Brick wouldn't love it, and a major leap in pet tech ok now she's laid her head down on the laptop edge which is super smart cause that doesn't have to close or anything right?? Ok enjoy the show I'm going to go stand up and have an animal get mad at me for doing it. Music for YKS is courtesy of Howell Dawdy, Craig Dickman, Mr. Baloney, and Mark Brendle. Additional research by Zeke Golvin. YKS is edited by Producer Dan. Executive Producer lola butt.Now that was a fine episode of YKS...My only suggestions would be: make it funnier, with a great guest, and shorter, and there's no ads in it, and nothing about Kickstarters, and make it video as well, and the video production has really taken a step up lately (cheers to Producer Dan), and the gimmick of it is incomprehensible, and everyone loves it and it costs money. Well, that's why they invented YKS Premium! Check out our most recent episode, with the inimitable Chris James, and two up and coming hosts in a special guest role! This episode of YKS is sponsored by these fine brands:Schedule35 -- Mushrooms. Sure, they come from the earth. But what then? Well, scientists say a lot of good stuff can happen if you eat some of them. Problem is, which ones to eat. Well they figured that all out for you at Schedule35, where but a click of the mouse can have you opening up some nice mood altering substances as soon as the mail comes a few times. Try it now! And get 15% off at Schedule35.co when you use the code YKS at checkout. Truebill -- Kick subscriptions int the ass...with Truebill! Check 'em out today at Truebill.com/YKS and give those pain in the rear end streaming services the boot. And hey, if you free up $5 or $8 bucks a month, you know who to toss it to! (Us. YKS. Come on pleaseeeee)BetterHelp -- I'm burnt out as hell! I'm sick of this crap! That's something you might say if you are experiencing emotions, which can actually be a huge bummer, but you have to do it anyway. Point being, it's always good to "run ya thoughts" by somebody, and now thanks to BetterHelp, you can do it on the computer. Check it out, with the classic YKS 10% off, at BetterHelp.com/yks, to-day!