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Episode 231: GutKiller Base

Live from Nashville, Tennessee, it's YKS! That really could be what they're saying some day. Until then, of course, we simply have to march around our homes and say it ourselves. We have to say it to ourselves, to our pets, and we have to say it to the car warranty people who call us and make their phone numbers look like ours by borrowing the first 7 digits! But hopefully, someday, we can all know peace...when Mike and JF are the most famous people on the planet. But today is just as good! Because we've got an episode that hits all the big marks: The JF Position, living the Cone Life, and our worst xmas gifts. Plus, we're changing the sweeping paradigm with extreme advances in new combinatorial technology, solving the popcorn car problem once and for all, and finally figuring out how the hell freelancers are supposed to sit down. And not a moment too soon! I haven't gotten a W-2 form in like 7 years. My back hurts!

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.

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Episode 249: He Admit it!

Whether you’re driving in the car, folding your laundry at home, or simply falling asleep and hoping there’s not a super loud fart noise piped into the mix from totally out of nowhere, there’s no better podcast airing its 249th episode today than Your Kickstarter Sucks. On today’s program we lament the passing of Midwest Elvis, 86 our friend Mike Hale, and prove once and for all what the shape of Earth actually is.I think I forgot to say that David sent that Kickstarter in, and I can’t really go back and add that into the show, but I wanted to say it here in case David reads the episode descriptions. The problem is that we are using a dark mode extension for Google Docs and it makes basically all the colors but white hard to read. And I put “From David” in a red text, but it showed up really dark red. So that is my bad on that one David and oh yeah by the way, the earth is flat so I shouldn’t have done the Kickstarter anyway. CreditsMusic 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.Did you guys see where a bunch of NFT apes got stolen or sold or faked or something? Something probably happened with the apes, I think? Well, that will NEVER happen when you subscribe to YKS Premium. Last week we talked with the wonderful Zoë Ligon, in a delightful episode many are calling “very pornographic”. This week, who knows, maybe we’ll have Elon Musk on! Wouldn’t that be funny as hell!This week’s YKS is sponsored by these fine brands:Athletic Greens - Energy in the morning? Yes, it’s possible, thanks to the fine folks at Athletic Greens and their AG1 vitamin blend. And it tastes pretty good too, unlike “you know what”! Try it for your own self at and get a free year’s supply of Vitamin D and travel packs as well.HelloFresh - You know, in the old days, “getting fresh” with someone was NOT something to be proud of. Nowadays, “getting fresh” food is actually good! My, how times change. So change with them! Get up to 16 free meals plus free shipping when you use the code YourKickstarterSucks16 at HelloFresh!Honey - Coupon codes are truly a double edged sword. The first edge of the sword is the saving money part. But the other edge, which is not as good, is the one where you have to REMEMBER the stinking things. Too hard! Download Honey to day at and kiss the bad edge of your swords goodbye!NordVPN - “🌏 Exclusive! Grab the NordVPN deal ➼ Try it risk-free now with a 30-day money-back guarantee! ✌” Yup. Nuff said.

Episode 248: From Karen to Brandon

Oh my god…That’s what you’ll be saying when you hear this week’s episode of YKS, which is so full of awesome content I almost decided to rename it The Awesome Content Show. That’s right, I almost unilaterally made the decision to change the name of the show I do as a full time(ish) job from something identifiable, descriptive, and established (if a little mean) to “The Awesome Content Show”, an honorific perhaps only as blasé as it is inscrutable! Just playing. But keep in mind I could change the name of this show at any fuckin’ time I want. On today’s show, we’re talkin melty clocks, rich guys reinventing the bus, and the ethics of using a marinade on your chicken. Plus we spill the tea on what it’s like being live show superstars, after our recent standing ovation (maybe? Couldn’t bear to look straight ahead) at Zanies with the Doughboys. Download it now, you 8-digited Cro-magnonite!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.If YKS has a million fans I am one of them. If YKS has ten fans I am one of them. If YKS has only one fan, that is me. If YKS has no fans, that means I am no longer on Earth. For now, though, I am at YKS Premium.And this week on the show: sex educator Zoë Ligon teaches us how to do all that good stuff. Ohhhhh!This episode of YKS is sponsored by these fine brands:Birddogs - A couple weeks ago, if you had told me how much I’d love these pants with the underwear built into ‘em, I’d have said you were crazy. I mean, I already got underwear. What’s the point of putting it in the pants? Well, I don’t really know but I can tell you that my birddogs pants and shorts are now my everyday wear. I don’t know, man. They’re good! Try ‘em for yourself at and get a free dad hat with the promo code YKS.Outer - Outdoor furniture…well I’ve heard of indoor furniture, but what, now I gotta have a couch outside? Yep. Sorry. You are in the 2 couch lifestyle now. And while you’re here, why not make sure you got the best looking, most weather-resistant, and hell, probably the most sustainable outdoor couch on the block? Save yourself $300 and get free shipping, too, at - Stress stinks! Talking about stress with a qualified professional counselor? Now that’s what’s nice. Get 10% off your first month at Smoke - Ganja this, terpenes that. Hell, I don’t know, man. Just give me a nice little buzz that doesn’t turn me straight up wacky. That’s what they figured out with this Delta-8 stuff. And it works! Diet Smoke’s version, at least, tastes pretty good too. Give it a try, and get 20% off – forever! That’s right, keep on using the code, folks. They love it. Just head to, armed with the promo code YKS20. And slap it in there!

Episode 247: Urber Eats

Hoppy Easter, Everyone! Well, Easter, of course, was yesterday, and I’d love to tell you we did something special for the holiday, but honestly I don’t think either one of us knew it was coming up when we recorded it. So instead, I believe this episode will be our usual mix of whiny complaints about aging, nutting in a condom jokes, somebody farting, something you won’t hear because we had Dan cut it out at the last minute, and maybe 1 or 2 Kickstarters. There’s gonna be a couple ads on the regular episode, and none if you’re on the ad-free Patreon. Plus, we will make the world a better place due to our good deeds. Oh yeah and Mike sticks an easter egg up his ass.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.This episode of YKS is brought to you by these fine brands:Faherty - A lifetime guarantee of quality…one thing you’ll get with Faherty’s fine clothing that you will never see anywhere close to YKS. But they can back it up! This stuff is hella nice. Get 20% off your next springtime piece at with the code YKS!Diet Smoke - Folks, you know me. I am not the archetypal “Stoner God”. And yet, even a Cannabis Coward such as myself can handle the smooth, relaxing experience of Diet Smoke Delta-8 gummies. Celebrate 4/20 with 20% off your next legal high at and the code YKS20. And then keep the code + use it forever! It works!Athletic Greens - I hate my gut! Why did I put all this crap in it! Well, maybe I should put some better stuff in it. Which is why I got Athletic Greens’ AG1: a killer mix of vitamins, minerals, and adaptogens that finally has me and my gut getting along again. Get a free 1 year supply of immune-supporting Vitamin D AND 5 FREE travel packs with your first purchase. All you have to do is visit - Helping people kicks ass. But did you forget…you are a person, as well? Ah! Try helping yourself out, while someone else helps you out as well, at BetterHelp. And oh yeah, did we mention that the coupon code YKS helps you out as well, by getting you 10% off your first month at Oh shoot, and it helps us out as well! Wow! That’s a lotta help!