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The History of Bad Ideas Podcast

Jeff, Blake and Jason are your podcast hosts discussing everything from comics to movies to television shows (Walking Dead, Community) and all things geek and pop culture related!
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Jeff, Jason and Blake are your podcast hosts discussing everything from comics to movies to television shows and all things pop culture and geek related!

Jan 17, 2017

The HOBI Gang welcomes Matthew McDonough from the Passers-by Podcast into the BOB Studios to tell some stories and rant about the geeky topics of the week!  The guys draft a new version of Perfect Strangers and Matthew completes his team in a very strange way!  Blake is excited about playing Dungeons and Dragons in virtual reality while Jason is embarrassed he sat through Independence Day: Resurgence and Jeff doesn't get Jason's movie choices.  The guys still don't know who is watching Sing and Matthew's love of Point Break is the origin for the Top 5 this week!  This episode is sponsored by the Cincinnati Comic Expo!

Jan 11, 2017

The HOBI Gang is back after an extended holiday break and they welcome Dr. Bednar into the BOB Studios!  The guys get caught up on all their holiday shenanigans and are excited about a new beer sponsor for the podcast, Municipal Brew Works!  The gang informs everyone, thanks to the Stuff That Matters podcast, on how to buy the new HOBI shirts with proceeds going to charity.  Dr. Bednar's impression of Jason doesn't buy him any friendship points from Jason but still impresses the crew! Blake still hates Arrival, Dr. Bednar still is trying to get over Ohio State being embarrassed, and Jason wants to see the Director's Cut of Rogue One.  The guys wonder why Underworld is still a film franchise and list their Top 5 Favorite Fictional Spies/Government Agents! This episode is sponsored by the Cincinnati Comic Expo!

Jan 3, 2017

To usher in the new year, the guys at HOBI take a walk down memory lane and revisit some of their favorite Draft Day segments. From our first ever draft, join us as we remember some of our most hilarious moments from the first couple of years of Bad Ideas. This episode is sponsored by the Cincinnati Comic Expo.

Dec 26, 2016

It's finally here!  The 2016 Floppy Awards presented by the HOBI Gang and a very distinguished selection committee roundtable award the very best and worst in pop culture for 2016!  The roundtable decides that Kevin James deserves a Floppy but not in a good way while Gotham tries to defy the odds and win a third Floppy for Best Superhero Television Show!  Scab Jeff is a little less tipsy this episode but is quite angry at being shunned out of every Floppy category, even best zombie book on the Titanic!  HOBI's podcast friends from Dark Angels and Pretty Freaks, Green Up, Graphic Novice, Pittsburgh Nerd, and Gotham Lights along with Dev the Sci Guy and the chaps at 365 Flicks Podcast help alleviate the stress of the roundtable by presenting their own Floppy categories! Stay till the end as the prestigious Canadian of the Year is voted on and goes down to the wire with a possible dark horse candidate winning! This episode is sponsored by the Cincinnati Comic Expo!

Dec 16, 2016

It's a special super-sized episode of HOBI as the BOB Studios welcomes Dr. Bednar, Number One Fan Doug, Nic the Gimp, the Ditt-man and Scab Jeff to join Blake, Jeff and Jason this week!  The Roundtable debate the new Batman Lego Movie, what Jeff is wearing all the while Scab Jeff has fun with alcohol!  The guys get excited about Gotham Sirens but worry about Megan Fox, travel down memory lane as they rank their favorite video games and give a moment of silence for the television shows cancelled this year.  Half of the Roundtable has seen Rogue One (no spoilers!) but the other half are trying to avoid any talk of it and the guys wrap up this holiday episode with the Top 5 Overrated Holiday-Themed Items!  This episode is sponsored by the Cincinnati Comic Expo!

Dec 13, 2016

The HOBI Gang is gearing up for the holidays but still have time to catch up on Captain Phillips, three years later, and are luke warm to the awful Bengals and Browns game!  Jason and Blake debate the Walking Dead Fall Season Finale while everyone worries about the new Powerless television show.  Blake is in love with El Henno's gift and Jason feels bad about accepting bribes for the upcoming Floppy Awards but not bad enough to send gifts back!  Jeff and Blake question what spin-offs are available in the Star Wars Universe and Jason still has no idea what Collateral Beauty is all about!  The guys divide up their Top 5 this week and Jason can't contain his excitement for Rogue One!  This episode is sponsored by the Cincinnati Comic Expo!

Dec 7, 2016

The HOBI Gang ins the BOB Studios and pumped about the Westworld series finale, luke warm on the new NHL franchise and don't care about Rampage the film.  Jason, after much disappointment, begins to love Battlegrounds in Disney Infinity, Blake gets chippy about the content on Serial and Jeff gets angrier than usual about sports announcers!  Blake and Jason are intrigued by the Sons of Anarchy spin-off and Jeff gets even angrier about St. Nick Day!  Jeff and Jason list their Top 5 Favorite Television Sitcoms Since 2011 while Blake does a whole different list! This episode sponsored by the Cincinnati Comic Expo!

Nov 29, 2016

The HOBI Gang welcomes film critic Jeff Morris, aka Scab Jeff, into the studio to discuss all the latest geeky news!  Jason shows no love for Trolls while Blake still hasn't forgotten about the Ab Fab hate from last week and Scab Jeff actually remembers what books he has written!  Jeff and Jason want the Great Indoors to be better but are not holding out hope but they can all agree on the greatness of Westworld.  The guys are tepid for the Vampire Chronicles television series and wrap up the episode by honoring Florence Henderson and talking their Top 5 Favorite Television Moms!  This episode sponsored by the Cincinnati Comic Expo!

Nov 22, 2016

The HOBI Gang welcomes Neil from Dark Angels and Pretty Freaks back into the studio to talk all things that glisten! The guys debate the newest Westworld episode, Neil betrays Bon Jovi in a fight against Ab Fab but does invite him to Thanksgiving! The gang talk season two of Stranger Things while Jason gets excited for Kong: Skull Island and Neil gives an updated weather report. The guys list their Top 5 People They Want To Show Up for Thanksgiving and a listener provides the Bad Idea of the Week!  This episode sponsored by the Cincinnati Comic Expo!

Nov 15, 2016

It's episode 150 for the gang at HOBI that is almost three years in the making! The guys hope Fox gives up on rebooting the X-Men, Blake and Jason question The Walking Dead and Jeff answers another question from his number 1 fan, Nick!  Blake and Jeff are excited that Dungeons and Dragons is finally getting the respect it deserves and the gang is congratulated by their many podcast buddies on not hurting each other after 150 episodes! The guys debate their Top 5 Favorite Sci-Fi Films since 2000 and Jason welcomes our new supreme overlord! This episode is sponsored by the Cincinnati Comic Expo!

Nov 8, 2016

The HOBI Gang is recording on Election Night so that means the studio down the hall is very crowded! The guys give a non-spoiler review of Doctor Strange, Blake isn't sure how to feel about for Dishonored 2 and Jason appreciates the little things in Pitch.  As the world is crumbling before them, the guys catch up on Westworld and, wonder why Cloverfield is continuing and confirm Sony Studios have no idea what they have with Spider-Man!  Jason makes a case for Jar-Jar Binks as a politician while Blake gets caught up on Gotham.  The guys list their Top 5 Favorite Fictional Presidents while Jason sings Hamilton and decide never to record on Election Night again or at least for another four years!  This episode sponsored by the Cincinnati Comic Expo!

Oct 31, 2016

Number One Fan Doug joins the HOBI Gang in the BOB Studios this week for a creepy Halloween episode!  The guys talk the upcoming Dr. Strange film, Jason is cautious about the new Chris Pratt film, Passengers, and the gang debates the most underrated film from the 1990s!  Despite no knowledge of Dr. Who, the guys do their best to Riddle Me This a new cast of Who's the Boss with the Doctor cast, courtesy of Drinking in the Park, and also find time to draft a new Monkees band.  Jason gets too excited about the Nintendo Switch, Jeff wants to see Legion and Doug still doesn't care about Supergirl!  The guys wrap up this spooky episode with their Top 5 Films They Want to See in 2017!  This episode sponsored by the Cincinnati Comic Expo!

Oct 25, 2016

Blake returns from the wilds of Canada and welcomes comic overlord Ken Johnson from Deadmen Ink to discuss his latest Kickstarter book, Corpse Corp!  The guys also debate the latest episode of Westworld and the shocking season premiere of the Walking Dead while Jeff enjoys the Green Room of the BOB Studios! The gang question why Carson Daly is still on television, wonder how Tyler Perry keeps making money from Madea and ask if Tom Hanks can save the world...again.  The guys are actually friendly toward each other as they list their Top 5 Television Shows They Have Watched After They Were Popular!  This episode is sponsored by the Cincinnati Comic Expo!

Oct 19, 2016

The HOBI Gang is feisty and ready to talk all things geeky including European Union Pez, the season finale of Fear the Walking Dead and episode three of Westworld!  Blake shows his devotion to the Egg McMuffin while Jeff wants bears to fight babies and Jason does his best French Italian accent!  Blake is impressed with a one armed motorcyclist while the gang learns to never turn their backs on Jeff.  The guys list their Top 5 Fictional Universes They Want to Live In and Matt from the Passersby Podcast helps with the bad idea of the week!  This episode is sponsored by the Cincinnati Comic Expo!

Oct 11, 2016

The HOBI Gang is all back together as Blake is in the studio! The guys talk the wonderment and many theories of Westworld, debate over the best Halloween themed cereal, and discuss Mona from Who's the Boss!  The gang talk casting Han Solo's wife, the Iron First trailer, and Blake debates on watching Storks.  Jason tries to figure out what Max Steel is while the guys determine why any studio should name a film "The Accountant" and wrap up with their list of Top 5 Songs That Make Them Feel Like A Tough Guy! This episode is sponsored by the Cincinnati Comic Expo!

Oct 3, 2016

The HOBI Gang is back in the studio and Number 1 Fan Doug stops by to welcome the guys back!  The gang talks first impressions of Luke Cage, the finale of Daredevil, and picking between the Phantom Menace and Tomorrowland!  The guys discuss their past weekend at the Cincinnati Comic Expo while Jeff revels in his magnificent beard and Jason confuses more singers during his lifetime.  Doug predicts the box office take for Dr. Strange while Jason and Jeff discuss when the last great film trilogy happened!  The guys rip off each others Top 5 Looney Tunes characters and list a Bad Idea everyone can get behind!  This episode sponsored by the Cincinnati Comic Expo!

Sep 27, 2016

The HOBI Gang went to the 2016 Cincinnati Comic Expo and brought back some great insight and interviews!  The guys talk to Travis McIntire from Source Point Press as he gives insight into running a comic publishing company and all things horror!  Jason also gets the chance to sit down and talk My Little Pony, Deadpool and Dead Duck and Zombie Chick with the great artist, Jay Fosgitt!  The guys interview makeup artist and Face Off competitor Ben Peter as he discusses what it took to break into the business and what really happens on the Sy Fy show.  Finally Jeff and the Ditt-man sit down and talk to Big Dev from Snake Oil Comics and finally find out why he hates driving to Cincinnati and what is going on north of the border, in Michigan!  Join us for a special Comic Expo episode!  This episode sponsored by Cincinnati Comic Expo!

Sep 21, 2016

The HOBI Gang is getting ready for a weekend at Cincinnati Comic Expo but before they do, they get excited for the newest episode of Gotham, Fear the Walking Dead and even NCIS, well not the last one.  The guys make a commercial for Bruce Wayne Cologne, still rip on Point Break and are freaked out by the new Fifty Shades trailer! Blake is worried about the a little girl playing with Bigfoot while Jason feels he is nothing more than the Giving Tree! Blake wonders why Aggressive Comix is in his Facebook Feed while the gang lists their Top 5 Least Favorite Star Wars Characters Not Named Jar Jar!  This episode is sponsored by the Cincinnati Comic Expo!

Sep 14, 2016

The HOBI Gang is joined by Sean and Ian from the Pittsburgh Nerd Podcast and hijinks and some rivalry ensues!  The guys talk their love/hate for the Bengals and Steelers, Jason becomes best friends with his former enemy Ian and Blake suffers as a Browns fan after the first week of the season.  The gang debate why Ben-Hur was remade, Sean welcomes Geoff Johns to the DC Film Universe and Ian wonders when Regina Hall will move out from Morris Chestnut's shadow!  The guys list their Top 5 Favorite Sports Rivalries and they all agree not to play quaterback for the Browns! This episode is sponsored by the Cincinnati Comic Expo!

Sep 7, 2016

The HOBI Gang welcomes author Jeff Morris, aka Scab Jeff, back into the BOB Studios to autograph his book for contest award winner Jordan!  Jason defends the Angry Birds film before dying of dysentery in the Oregon Trail Card Game while Blake makes the 40 Going on 14 crew feel awkward!  The guys try out their Dutch accents to much success, try to understand how to say now to $150 million for two films and realize Mel Gibson was never missed by society.  The gang try to talk Top 5 Worst Decisions in Film but it always comes back to hash browns!  Episode sponsored by the Cincinnati Comic Expo!

Aug 31, 2016

The HOBI Gang is flying with just themselves this week as no guest is in the BOB Studios!  The guys discuss Kevin Owens winning on WWE Raw, the sad passing of Gene Wilder and Blake is guesting on 40 Going on 14!  Blake is also honored at the Cincinnati Reds game, Jeff tries finds One Good Thing about Gigli but not so much with Nic Cage and Jason confuses Jackie Gleason and Jackie Mason!  The guys list their Top 5 Favorite Gene Wilder films and announce the winner of the Jeff Morris book giveaway!  This episode is sponsored by the Cincinnati Comic Expo! 

Aug 24, 2016

The HOBI Gang welcomes the Ditt-man back into the studio to talk not seeing Jason Bourne, Anna Kendrick as Squirrel Girl, and if Darth Vader is the most beloved villain of all time!  The guys debate the loving of Wolverine while Jason tries unsuccessfully to rebound from his last awful Draft Day by drafting a new cast of the Wonder Years!  The Ditt-man tries to understand dating apps while Blake and Jeff attempt to understand the appeal of Chewbacca Mom.  The guys debate what a mammal is and list their Top 5 Coolest Weapons from Television and Film!  This episode is sponsored by the Cincinnati Comic Expo and a promo from 365 Flicks Podcast!

Aug 17, 2016

The HOBI Gang welcomes film critic and author Jeff Morris, aka Scab Jeff, back into the BOB Studios to talk the Olympics ending, never having enough pretzels and the horrible idea of remaking Dirty Rotten Scoundrels! Morris tries to get Blake into Black Mirror, Jason is intrigued by Bad Moms and Jeff invents a very Smurf-like language with his name. The guys have a new contest for their listeners and Jeff hates tomatoes in this week's Top Five Actors People Love But We Can't Stand!  Episode sponsored by the Cincinnati Comic Expo!

Aug 10, 2016

The HOBI Gang welcomes Andrew Satterfield, founder of the Cincinnati Comic Expo, into the BOB Studios to talk all the in's and outs of running a convention!  Blake returns from GenCon 2016 and is upset by the lack of Dungeons and Dragons presence but Jason hopes a visit from Marlon Wayans would help Blake feel better. Jeff and Andrew can't agree on their taste in films, Blake falls in love with women's volleyball and the guys debate the quality of Suicide Squad!  The gang talk their Top 5 Comedy Films since 2000 and struggle for a bad idea! Check out the Cincinnati Comice Expo at http://cincinnaticomicexpo.com

Aug 2, 2016

The HOBI Gang may not have a guest this week but that doesn't stop them from their excitement for the Preacher season finale, Stranger Things or Oregon Trail!  The guys are ready for Suicide Squad to be released and Jason is giddy about a new Rocketeer film while Blake wonders how Jeff and Jason can't understand that Ab Fab is not Sex in the City, the England years.  The guys try their best attempt at re-drafting the classic Heathers film and Jason feels he may actually win a Draft Day!  The gang has a preemptive Box Office Bust in the form of Ben-Hur and close out the show with a Top 5 Films We Don't Want Remade! 

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