Episode 103: Titans Souls

It’s the episode the universe didn’t want you to hear! Immediately after recording this episode Kyle knocked a beer over into his computer and shorted it out. thankfully many back up plans and fail-safes  are always in action and we were able to save edit and finally upload this episode so you jerks better listen and comment on it! Enjoy indie darling “Titan Souls”

Episode 102: Louisville Arcade Expo recap

This week Kyle and Ryan breakdown their wild weekend at the Louisville Arcade Expo a yearly pilgrimage to play arcade games and meet good friends they don’t get to see very often. this episode has lots of little snippets but the highlight is the step by step recap of Ryans blackout episode that he doesn’t remember. SO join us this week as we recap and bridge the gap!

Episode 101: Black Panther

We here at Experience Grind Podcast are all about pushing boundaries and going against the status quo, some would even say we have taken steps to “Bridge the Gap” if you will so we bravely bring you the episode you’ve been waiting for with baited breath “Two nerdy white guys drunkenly talk about Black Panther”
We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we did watching it and recording it.

Also yes this is late it was supposed to come out on Friday but we forgot to upload it before we left on vacation to the Louisville Arcade Expo. Spoiler alert the next episode will be about Louisville Arcade Expo.

Episode 100: A Look Back

Today is a day that will live in historical records for eternity, Experience Grind has reached 100 episodes! (Although it’s actually episode 121…Holy Crap I just looked that up, that’s a lot)

Kyle & Ryan site down and take a moment to reflect on where the show has come from and where they want it to go. They tackle things like their favorite and least favorite episodes and dream together about who would be a dream guest. Also help us get one of them tweet at Kevin Smith and tell him you want to hear him on our show!

Last of course thank you to you guys that listen we still don’t know why you do but we appreciate that you do.

Cheers! to another 100 episodes!

Episode 99: Monster Hunter World


Boy oh boy do we hope you like tangent episodes because this one is chock full of em! We talk about monsters from our childhood, real life monsters and a lot of very thinly related things. We also do talk about Monster Hunter World and what it contains within and if we like it or not…eventually we do.

We are now 1 episode away from #100 and we still don’t know what to do to celebrate it. Lets be honest, probably nothing.

Episode 98: The Cloverfield Paradox

This week Kyle & Ryan have come together to give you their opinions of the brand new NetFlix release “The Cloverfield Paradox” (a J.J. Abrams joint) they talk about this new trend of adapting pre-existing screenplay/movies and turning them into something new. They also talk about letting people down or being a disappointment (They are unrelated to the movie, or are they?….)
Anyways thanks for listening get your t-shirt orders in if you want one!

Episode 97: Big Trouble in Little China

This week sees the return of a previous guest that Kyle & Ryan enjoy immensely. Alex from Chicago returns and he brought a lot of booze with him. He also watched the wrong movie (He watched “Big Trouble” from a few episodes ago) so they spend part of this episode talking about that movie again. #Russellfest continues on and they do eventually discuss the title episode albeit briefly. A revisit is probably do to give this one justice. Thanks for listening we hope you enjoy Alex as much as we did.

Episode 96: Final Fantasy IX

So let’s get the cat out of the bag, Kyle & Ryan don’t like Final Fantasy 9. That said they only hate this game for a short time, while also discussing a lot of classic RPG’s and lesser known hits and spend some time breaking down Michael Bay Transformer movies for some reason. It is a really fun an interesting episode but if you Love Final Fantasy 9 it’s going to make you mad. Spoiler Warning I guess…

Episode 95: 2017 Movies 2.0 The Remixening

The boys are finally prepared to leave 2017 in the past…after this episode. Kyle & Ryan sit down one more time to go a little further in depth with the movies they didn’t get a chance to with Sound Engineer Andry (sometimes that guy has a way of dominating the conversation *shrug) They also talk a lot about fetishes and the kind of things Kevin Spacey is into…sexually. They might have coined a new kink, listen and find out!

Episode 94: Movies of 2017

Kyle & Ryan are joined again by the great episode guest and frequent discussion tangent driver Sound Engineer Andry to discuss the movies of 2017, they hit on the movies they like and that they don’t like and for some reason spend a lot of time on Netflix *shrug* as always the epsiode is full of discussion but sometimes not on the intended topic. There is a nice etymology of the word “cool” so we hope you enjoy that and the rest of this episode.

Episode 93: Video Games Year in Review 2017

For the first episode of our annual best of Kyle & Ryan try to cram in talking about as many games as possible. They have switched the format up this year instead of a “Top5” list they have instead opted to only list their #1 and then also discuss the other games they really liked and the ones that they didn’t like that much either. It is a classic EG episode with tangents, foul language and maybe some off color jokes. We can’t wait for you to hear it.

Episode 92: The Cade Interview

Kyle & Ryan had a brand new arcade bar open up in their hometown of Bloomington and so thought they would have a sit down with the owners and talk about all the things that go into running an arcade/bar and what influenced them to take that risk. This was a fun little chat with some really cool and passionate people. Check them out if you’re ever in Bloomington.

Episode 91: the Last Jedi

You had to have known this episode was coming right? You know the boys are always going to be heavily involved in most things Star Wars ESPECIALLY a new entry in the numbered franchise. If you haven’t seen the film yet don’t fret! We spend the first section not discussing Star Wars at all and then give a hard spoiler warning break before we get into the film so you can easily listen if you haven’t watched yet. Come sit and listen a while.

Episode 90: The Stream Dream Team

Kyle & Ryan are joined by a very special guest Sound Engineer Andry makes his return to the show this time coming out from behind the sound board to talk about all the games the guys played during the 24 hour charity stream they took part in in early November. As always expect a lot of tangents and unrelated issues besides the main topic, as well as the new segment “What You Hyped For?” this was a beautiful mess of an episode that we hope you enjoy.

Episode 89: Big Trouble

The boys have come together to talk about the 2003 crime comedy “Big Trouble” NOT Big Trouble in Little China. This movie stars a whole lot of actors that you know and love from all over the tv and movie world. The boys talk about why these people got together and what the big controversy surrounding this movie is (Pssst! Not Much) They also kind of talk about the giant shit hole Hollywood seems to be in general lately and it might be a topic the revisit in the future.

Episode 88: Metal Slug 3

On this episode we talk about the SNK shoot em up “Metal Slug 3″…or at least we try to. We of course go off on a lot of different tangents about things that have no relevance to the game itself but overall this episode turned out really good, we get into the “Meat & Potatoes” of the game which is all you ever wanted right? We also hit on that Battlefront 2 controversy and a lot of other things.

Episode 87: Thor: Ragnarok

You had to know this episode was coming if you’ve ever listened to the show and know how much of a fan Ryan is of all things Marvel Cinematic Universe. The dudes sit down and wax poetic about what they hope is the first good Thor movie and the continued greatness of the MCU in general. does it hold up? Let’s find out together on this episode.
Also spoilers ahead of course dummies.

Episode 86: Double Dragon Neon

Double Dragon Neon is a modern sequel to the daddy of all  beat em ups. Kyle & Ryan sit down in the new studio to discuss this game that captured their attention during the 24 hour charity stream they participated in. Did it capture it in a good way or a bad one? Join us to find out on this episode.

Also there are tangents…lots and lots of tangents.

Episode 85: Blade Runner & Blade Runner 2049

In a move from the old days of Experience Grind Kyle & Ryan decide to discuss two movies instead of one. They are joined again by Laura as they dive into “Blade Runner” and it’s sequel “Blade Runner 2049” check it the F out you heartless replicants.

Episode 84: Halloween Spooktacular

Greetings ghouls and ghosts! On this final episode of the spookiest month Kyle and Ryan are joined by the lovely Laura to have a discussion about all things Halloween! From costumes, to tricks and real life Haunted places they’ve been. It’s always a hoot when Laura is on so you know this episode is going to be overflowing with great things get her and get spooky.