Literate ApeCast Ep. 30 — Money Does Not Have To Destroy Your Marriage

More marriages end due to money issues than any other reason so the Apes dive into strategies to keep it from disintegrating before your eyes, jump down the cliff of the anxiety of freelancing some more and glide down memory lane pointing out some of their favorite vacations.

Plus we get a “you were there” recording of David’s grandmother seeing his tattoo for the first time and as always, six tasks for you to accomplish this week so your own money-deprived wedded hell blowing up in your face doesn’t cause you to end your week in a gutter with a tampon soaked in heroin in your ass.

Literate ApeCast Ep. 29 — Your Personal Truth Is a Bunch Of Crap

How much of what we read is truth and how much is fiction? Extrapolating from the works of both Tim O’Brien and Oliver Sacks, the monkeys in charge go down a rabbit hole of the impossibility of finding objective truth when our brains are not hardwired to see it. From fiction to storytelling to accusations and jury duty (with a quick detour into the Kennedy Assassination), these two idiots still have no real answers.

They do, however, have six tasks for you to attempt for the week that will ensure you don’t burn your eyeballs with the image of your lint-filled belly button while eating only Hot Pockets and jerking off to the same PornHub video of step siblings humping while mom is away.

Literate ApeCast Ep. 27 — We’re All Dancing Fuckin’ Monkeys, Gimme a Peanut

Number 27 includes conversations with the boys about that new job smell, the tendency to be more social at the workplace than is wise, the Expectation Theory, the Starbucks bathroom policy, the question of the shelf life of redemption in the Age of #MeToo, and the weird new trend of Incels.

Also, six things for you to watch in the next week to ensure you have something to talk about when socializing with your semi-drunk colleagues after work on Friday.

Literate ApeCast Ep. 26 — Your Ballon Grief Doesn’t Count As Real

David and Don discuss the idea of someone you work with dying (prefaced by the passing of WWDTM’s Carl Kasell), the reframing of death, that impulse to stop yourself from posting something online that might need a moment of reflection, and the idea that social media prevents us from making mistakes and evolving into better people.

AND…six things for you to do, watch, read or listen to because in the plethora of choices, a little guidance might be helpful.

Literate ApeCast Ep. 25 — Whereby We Discover that David is the Arugula King of Drunks

Episode 25 includes Don and David discussing the recent controversy surrounding the Simpsons character Apu, the brilliance of Norman Lear, the cuisine of the alcoholic, and the fact that David is Ferris Bueller and Don is the guy who joyrides in Cameron’s dad’s car.

And, as always, six things for you to do as you endure the fucking non-Spring Spring of Chicago to avoid slitting your wrists.

Literate ApeCast Ep. 24 — Does Nostalgia Smother Creativity?

David brings up the big question: does today’s film and television circle jerk with nostalgia (Fuller House, Stranger Things, the new Roseanne) inhibit the impulse to create new ideas? Be warned: lots of nostalgia is present in the episode including Planet of the Apes, Will & Grace, and The Avengers. We also discover David’s unreasoning hatred for Joseph Gordon Levitt.

And, as always, the boys provide six tasks for you to fulfill your Eagle Scout badge requirements because you can’t start a fire for shit…

Literate ApeCast Ep. 20 — How to Be a Better Husband and The Dilemma of Legacy

In this episode, David and Don breakdown ways to be better at marriage (thus hoping to avoid Don’s multiple divorces) and result with the concept of leaving a legacy once one croaks. Also some stuff about the fact that David will soon be a parent.

 

AND…six things for you to do because you need their advice so that you don’t die alone in your apartment only to be found years later with the television still on as you rot.

Literate ApeCast Ep. 14 — LIVE! with Mike Vinopal & Brian Sweeney

On this, the first live episode of the ApeCast at GMan Tavern, Don, David and guests Mike Vinopal and Brian Sweeney talk about working as a television extra, the fact that Mike dated Don's wife before they got married, Jerry Lewis's The Day the Clown Cried, and each person's favorite film of 2017. Also, we are treated with a song by Mike.

Plus, as always, six things for you to do this week...