Thursday, February 28, 2013

HEP - 25 - Swing Lo Sweet Chariot

This week the guys deal with their demons as they discuss the indie pseudo-horror flick Lo. Then they discuss Phillip K. Dick, the nature of reality, and jetpacks.

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The Booth at the End (free on Hulu) (You can't be our friend if you don't watch this show. Seriously, it's awesome.)
The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick (This book. It's weird.)

Next week we're peeling back the insanity of Bug. Either that or talking to Bill Oberst. Or both. Tune in and see.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

HEP - 24 - It's Dicks All the Way Down

This week the guys round out Mockbuster Month with the stunning Civil War documentary, Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies. Then Tony mentions a spider whose bite induces a boner that can kill you and for the rest of the episode...let's just say if you mapped out the wave-form we're pretty sure it'd penis-shaped.

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Brazillian wandering spider (aka the Death by Boner spider)
Ruby Gloom (that kids' show that Albert is definitely, 100%, not into. He swears. *cough*)

Original painting of pro-wrestler Abra- "The Hammer" Lincoln aka The Emancipator by Jeromy Taylor. Check out  Jeromy's hilarious Youtube video chronicling Lincoln's wrestling career here. (Used by permission)

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Short Echoes Prompt - 2 - "The Lexicographer's Dilemma"

Murray, Webster, Johnson. Dictionary makers, titans of language, princes of lexicography. You've got these guys to thank for every time you asked your mother what something meant, and she covered up the fact that she didn't know by telling you to "Look it up". You've also got them to thank for this month's Short Echoes Prompt.

We're asking you to spin a flash fiction tale around the prompt "The Lexicographers Dilemma." Any story under a thousand words about a guy (or gal) encountering difficulty while writing a dictionary is fair game, and the weirder the better.

What's in it for you beyond the pure and orgiastic joys of storytelling? First, we're offering to the writer of the best story a cash prize of ten whole American dollars. Second, we'll produce your story in audio format and feature it on the podcast.

If that sounds like something you'd like to be a part of then send your stories to The deadline for entry is March 15, 2013.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

HEP - 23 - Nothing Beats Robot Zombie Hitler

This week, the guys crack open Nazis at the Center of the Earth in the latest installment of Mockbuster Month and continue their examination of what makes a bad movie good. Also, Albert repents of his spoilage with weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth, and Tony makes all of us look bad when he reveals his progress on the journey to developing better habits.

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Next week we'll finish out Mockbuster Month with a look at Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies. Don't miss it!

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Thursday, February 7, 2013

HEP - 22 - Kinky Giraffes vs. The Incredible Aging Man

This week find the guys slogging into a mire full of the wonderfully horrible movies produced by The Asylum. To begin, a movie that Tony hated so much he literally threw up while watching it, Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus. (Albert still thinks this film is pretty rad). Then things get serious when the guys discuss how to conduct a drug intervention, and try to calculate the speed of dark.



Jon Ronson

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Short Echoes Writing Contest: Arachnopocalypse

Are you tired of the same zombie apocalypse over and over again? Want to make a fresh one? Do you want to have a story recorded for the whole world to hear, and make ten bucks doing so? Well then hit us up with an original piece of fiction on what we have dubbed the Arachnopocalypse.

What we are looking for:

1,000 word or less story on the Arachnopocalypse, or an end to the world by spider. They could be tiny, massive, and anywhere between. You can choose to have swarms or single spiders. Just make sure that the end comes from these eight legged freaks.

Over at Al's blog, he posted a longer summary on what we are looking for.

We will ask for one time audio rights, and will record your story. It will be featured in the episode and as a singular download through iTunes, as well as featured on YouTube.

The winner will receive $10 dollars through paypal, or other means if necessary.

You have until February 9th to get your submission in. We will provide a quick critique of every story submitted, regardless of acceptance. Send all submissions to

The format should be easily readable, and can be a .doc attachment or in the body of the email. Please offer a short author bio.

Good luck!

Friday, February 1, 2013

HEP - 21 - Tastes Like Chicken

In this round of the Human Echoes Podcast the guys prove their manhood by talking about fighting, girls, and having poor fashion sense. They also spin some thoughts about surrealist noir masterpiece, Dark City.

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Links and Things:
The Drabblecast
Rocky Mountain Oysters
How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe

Shout out to @DannyBrophy, @Priority&Default, and @TonySouthcotte'sgirlfirendwhoseTwitterhandleIdon'tknow for sending in their questions for this week's podcast. If you have a question for us, tweet it to @HEPodcast and we'll talk about it on the show.