Triptych V / Hall of Greatness Crossover! – Steven Spielberg

Normally our Triptych episodes are bite-sized minisodes, but talking about one of the world’s greatest directors, we had to split his films into pre and post 1995 eras AND disqualify two of the greatest films of all time, Schindler’s List and Saving Private Ryan, so we clocked in at almost an hour.  “We’re gonna need a bigger podcast.”

What is his best work?
What is his most representative work?
What is his most recognizable work?

Our answers may surprise and/or enrage you, as we make some controversial picks. Stay a while and listen!


05 – The Mt. Rushmore of Classic Rock

When it comes to classic rock, if you had to take only four bands to put on Mt. Rushmore, what would they be? But classic rock is too much! There’s a definite divide between pop rock and regular rock. . . and what about folk rock? Andy and JB are joined by “Joe” to discuss and we come to a very. . . interesting conclusion about why we chose the bands we did, and what the symbology of Mt. Rushmore really means.

What’s good this week?
Andy – The Good Place the Podcast.
Joe – 4 yr old “President” Austin feeds the homeless.
JB – Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It


04 – Doki Doki Literature Club and Undertale AUs

This is our first episode featuring a special guest, and this time it’s Andy’s daughter “Mary Annette” aka “marryannte”, who is here to talk about some of the video games she loves — Doki Doki Literature Club and Undertale.

Trigger Alert: This episode discusses some adult themes including mental health and suicide. It also contains spoilers for these video games, so don’t listen unless you want to be spoiled!

Did you know Undertale has a fan community that has created “Alternate Universes” for the characters? We explore her top 10 favorite “AUs” and why she loves all of them.

03 – Greatness, continued

We continue our discussion from episode I: The Phantom Greatness to continue talking about the essence of greatness and what the purpose of this podcast is. Subjective, objective? Aristotle and the excellence in the mundane. Setting Buddhist goals. Normal distributions, standard deviations, and outliers. “It factors.” Inherent biases. Passion.

Note: We recorded this one second, but put it out third to break up this conversation a little more.

Triptych I – Toad the Wet Sprocket

A triptych is a series of paintings, photos, etc that show a single scene or idea.

Here at The Hall of Greatness, we want to do “minisodes” of the podcast where we answer three basic questions about an artist, filmmaker, actor, musician:
What is their best work?
What is their most representative work?
What is their most recognizable work?

We start with one of the kings of 90’s college rock, Toad the Wet Sprocket (Andy’s favorite).

01 – The Hall of Greatness

Welcome to our pilot episode. I’m Andy, he’s JB, and we talk about greatness, individualism vs. communal identity and why that means we get so mad about sports and Star Wars. Why do we love arguing about greatness and listing it? We need a better term than “argument” for what we need to do. Our backgrounds and where we came from. What we want to do with this podcast.