Justin Gray, Jake Mosser, and Josh Gaboian love stories, but even more so they love a good character. That’s why they’ve launched Character Countdown, the podcast solely dedicated to talking about their favorite characters. Scouring through every medium of storytelling, including film, television, literature, video games, and more, they’ll try to get to the bottom of what makes a classic character just so classic. Plus along the way, they’ll rate and rank every character in their effort to compile the L.o.C.C. list, and to discover who will come out on top. This is their sacred duty that they have undertaken, and they will not rest until it is done!
The boys return for everyone’s favorite sensei, Mr. Miyagi. Justin reveals John Kreese for who he really is, Jake talks a lot about Sato, and Josh introduces complex mathematical formulas. Plus, the boys review the L.o.C.C. List so far in preparation for next week’s Reckoning!
The boys (and girl) head to Hogwarts for our least favorite villain, Voldemort! Justin realizes why you shouldn’t call a character “fun” if you’ve compared them to Hitler, Jake imagines that Voldemort listens to the Smiths, and Josh is replaced again by his arch nemesis, Uncle Suzie. Plus they reveal the first of their Character Countdown Summer Specials, coming soon…
This week the boys (and girl!) tackle the Italian Stallion, Rocky Balboa! Justin screams “Draaaaaaagooooo”, Jake screams “Addriiiiaaaann”, and Josh is replaced by Uncle Suzie! Plus, the Reckoning has been delayed…
The boys head to Middle Earth for everyone’s favorite wizard, Gandalf! Justin mispronounces a lot of Tolkien names, Jake is still really quiet, and Josh is surprisingly generous! Plus, the boys begin to talk about the coming Reckoning!
The boys set their sights on the first member of the Seinfeld gang with Elaine Benes. Justin sounds like Kermit the frog, Jake is REALLY quiet, and Josh once again outs himself as a French terrorist!
The boys head to Springfield for their first cartoon character, America’s favorite dad, Homer Simpson. Justin mispronounces Matt Groening’s name, Jake has some trouble with math, and Josh praises the French. Plus, our special guest returns one final time!
The boys learn about great power, but can’t quite get a hang on the responsibility part! This week they add the first super hero to L.o.C.C list, with Spider-Man. Justin does his research on Wikipedia, Jake imagines a day in the life of a Spider-Man superfan, and Josh can’t get his mind off of Batman. Plus, our special guest returns!
The boys take their first step into a galaxy far, far away with the one and only Princess Leia! Justin reads some quotes, Jake tries to avoid mentioning the metal bikini, and Josh knows nothing (but what else is new)! Plus the boys are joined by a special guest!
The boys head for the jungle with our first video game character, the OG, Donkey Kong! Justin’s still sick, Jake gets his mind blown, and Josh realizes he’s the hen in the fox house!
The boys get mythological with Medusa from the Greek story of Perseus. Justin gets sick, Jake imagines going on a date with her, and Josh curses a lot! Plus, the mystery of Uncle Suzie deepens…
The boys are on a mission to save Sarah Connor so they’re hunkering down with the T-800, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Terminator. Justin confesses that he’s a Terminator addict, Josh tries to defend a robot who asks why we cry, and Jake discovers that the podcast was renamed! Or was it? The world may never know…
The boys go back in time to talk about the great Marty McFly from the Back to the Future Trilogy. Justin imagines what the pitch meeting was like, Josh gets really upset about Justin’s ratings, and Jake mispronounces “pop culture.” Plus the mystery of Uncle Suzie begins!
The boys begin their quest with the most classic of them all, Indiana Jones! Justin thinks people used to hang out at the movies, Josh debates if Tom Cruise is a character or not, and Jake gets upset about Willie Scott!