One hundred episodes.
This is a landmark that I don't think either of us ever realized we would or could get to with podcasting, but here we are... now in triple digits, one hundred episodes strong. We couldn't have done it without each and every single one of our amazing listeners out there, and you have our eternal gratitude and thanks.
One of the things that has marveled me, whenever I go back to listen to old episodes or pick out old bloopers for post-credits material, is just how much the Epic Film Guys podcast has evolved in that time. We started out on episode one with just me, Epic Film Guy Nick, talking into a phone. Hell, the original episodes were posted in a folder on Google Drive, we didn't get an actual host until around episode six. Over time, we slowly evolved... from cheap headset microphones in the late single-digits and early teens, to Justin buying me the Yeti, to Justin getting his own Yeti, then to the ATR-2100s, and now to where we have the mixer and soundboard and can do the livestreams.
In that spirit, I wanted episode 100 to be a celebration of where the Epic Film Guys have been, and hopefully, a look ahead to what awaits us as we continue to evolve. So I went through each and every episode of the podcast and cut out approximately one minute of audio and stitched it together into a tapestry that represents the evolution of a podcast. The evolution of the Epic Film Guys, where we started with the Reel Rundown podcast, to our rebranding and the podcast taking over as the primary entertainment content that we release.
I cut the "minutes" for the show from the episodes in sequence, so minute one is the first minute of episode one, minute two is the second minute of episode two, and so on. For the most part this wasn't an issue until a few of the higher episode numbers, where a shorter runtime forced me to cull through and just take a good minute of audio from somewhere within it. You'll hear the evolution of our audio, from some extremely rocky starts (which I tried my best to make presentable w/ my current sound production knowledge) to the very smooth and balanced sound we've worked hard to achieve. You'll hear promos, segment intro pieces, and a ton of the guests we've had the pleasure of welcoming onto the podcast over the last two years. I did my best to edit them together so they'd have something of a flow, and some breaks are less noticeable than others, but I think it does a great job of showcasing how the show has evolved, in terms of content presentation and quality.
So, please enjoy episode 100, and I cannot say it enough, but thank you to each and every single one of you out there who has ever plugged us into your ears. This one is for you; and as an extra-special bonus, this one's goin' up early.
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Meet the Epic Film Guys
Epic Film Guy Nick lives in upstate NY and graduated from Clarion University of PA in 2010 with a degree in English (writing). While in college he studied film as part of a film studies minor and made a couple short films. He handles the sound production and editing of the show as well as its release and manages the twitter account @EpicFilmGuys.
Epic Film Guy Justin lives in a suburb of Washington D.C. after moving from the Binghamton, NY area with his wife and daughter. He is our resident "encyclopedia of film" and chances are, if you've heard some film news, Justin already heard it before you. A massive fan of the 80s and horror flicks of all shapes and sizes! Catch him on Facebook or our Instagram account @EpicFilmGuys.
Learn the full history of the Epic Film Guys by visiting http://epicfilmguys.wordpress.com/about-us/.
This Week's Featured Podcast
The Countdown reviews movies and TV shows in order of awesomeness so you don't have to. If you are not listening to this show you must rectify that immediately! Please check out our brothers from Western Australia, Paul & wayne, at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/countdown-movie-tv-reviews/id979577413. Follow them on twitter @thecountdownpc.
We want to take a moment to give a huge thanks to our amazing supporters. By supporting the Epic Film Guys, you are helping us to get equipment upgrades and pay for hosting the show. A huge thank you and shout out to "Destruction in Human Form" Jarrod; Director Brenic & Caleb of Netflix n' Swill; Emily of The Story Behind; our resident Kaiju expert Robert; amazing friend of the show, Scott; and our good friend Justin of So I Married a Movie Geek. Want to learn how you can support the show and unlock exclusive content, uncut episodes and more? Visit https://patron.podbean.com/epicfilmguys.
Friends of the Show
We'd like to give a huge shout-out for a lot of the shows we're proud to call friends, and that we're proud to call ourselves fans of. We especially have to thank our brothers in Perth, Paul & Wayne of The Countdown Movie & TV reviews, who have opened us up to a huge audience halfway across the world. Particular thanks to Paul who has been an amazing friend and has been infinitely helpful in terms of getting honest feedback on the evolution of the show. A huge thank you to Emily from The Story Behind podcast, whose support and friendship have kept this show alive through some of its darkest days. A huge thank you to some of our biggest podcasting friends, from Mr. X at the Angry Old Man, Shane from Now That I'm Older, David from The Unwritable Rant, Adam from Everyone Has a Podcast, Ro from the World of Ro, the entire crew at Afterburn 739, Mat at the One Word, Go! show, Justin from So I Married a Movie Geek, and Deana from the Twisted Philly podcast. We're probably forgetting someone, so thank you to ALL of you! We truly do love and appreciate your support.
We also have to give a huge shout out to #PodernFamily for helping to increase our exposure, and safe to say without it we wouldn't have met a lot of the podcasters and fans we're proud to call friends. We also want to give a huge shout out to the #MoviePodSquad, a group of movie podcasters in the #PodernFamily who have come together for our mutual love of film. Look for even more crossovers and fun events with these and other great podcasters soon!
Recent Appearances & Crossovers
I was thrilled to join Adam from Everyone Has a Podcast and David from the Unwritable Rant Podcast for a cooking special of incredible proportions! Check out "Three Cocks in a Pot" at http://www.ehappodcast.com/poddy/cse1.
All month long (February 2017), Emily from The Story Behind focused on pop culture & history as pertains to Forrest Gump, and I joined her for the final episode of the month to talk about the film itself. Check it out here! http://thestorybehindpodcast.com/forrest-gump-forrest-gump-february-tsb038.
As you know we are huge fans of craft beer, and I joined the guys at Fanthropological (The Nickscast) to talk about my obsession with it! Listen in at http://podcast.fanthropological.com/e/20-craft-beer-fans/!
We were thrilled to take part in our fifth official crossover with the Countdown Movie and TV reviews to talk all things 1992 in film! The best and the worst! Please check out this amazing episode here: https://www.podomatic.com/podcasts/thecountdownmoviesandtv/episodes/2017-03-21T08_28_30-07_00.
Justin visited JD and Brendan over at the InSession Film Podcast for an amazing retrospective of the first three Alien films! Check it out at http://insessionfilm.com/movie-podcast-alien-aliens-alien3-221/.
A horror movie fantasy draft would've have been complete without our own Epic Film Guy Justin, so he joined Justin from So I Married a Movie Geek, as well as Chris & Shampu from Buds, Beers, Brutality, to draft 80s horror films! Please check it out at https://soimarriedamoviegeek.podbean.com/e/episode-159-fantasy-movie-draft-80s-horror-movies/.
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Outro: "Far Beyond the Sun" by Yngwie Malmsteen. All Rights reserved.