The guys have been institutionalized because they've gone MAD for this weeks topic!  That's right, it's a Crash Course in all things Mad magazine!  

So tune in to learn all about the magazine's history, as well as all the fun characters, spinoffs, television shows and different contributions it's given us over the years to make our lives that much more pleasant!

Now take a listen and join the MADness!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_138_Mad_Magazine.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Nostalgia -- posted at: 10:39pm EST
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This week the guys burst out their stone skin in excitement to talk about the amazing animated TV show Gargoyles! 

Not only do they discuss the show in its entirety, but they also give you a history lesson on the real stone Gargoyles you see on ledges of old cathedrals. 

So join Ricky and Bryan as they take a walk down memory lane and geek out about one of the best animated series to air on television!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_133_GARGOYLES.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Nostalgia -- posted at: 7:52pm EST
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The boys are taking some time off for the holidays and airing a rerun of a favourite episode from earlier this year; Tales from The Crypt! Enjoy!

Hello boys and GHOULS, this week the guys take a trip down horror lane as they bring you a terror filled crash course in the classic franchise; Tales From The Crypt!  From the comics in the 50's all the way to the live action and animated series the ghoulish guys cover it all!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_126_HOLIDAY_Crypt.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Nostalgia -- posted at: 8:09pm EST
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Ricky and Bryan bring 2013 to a close with the second half of their Year End Wrap Up!  Starting with 'The Kraken & Mysteries from the Deep' and taking us all the way up to 'Survival: Trains" the guys discuss all the topics they covered and add new info and extra content along the way... and stay tuned for the annual Blooper Reel and lots of other fun material from the cutting room floor!

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Direct download: CCIA_Ep_125_2013_Wrap_Up_2.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Nostalgia -- posted at: 8:54pm EST
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Well it's that time of year again where Bryan and Ricky recap on all the episodes of this past 2013!  So tune in and take a trip down memory lane as the boys give you some behind the scenes stories and bonus material from 'Sports' all the way to 'Internet Celebrities 2' in this really long part 1 year end wrap up!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_124_2013_YEAR_END_Part1.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Nostalgia -- posted at: 7:37pm EST
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In this second in our 2 part series all about Doctor Who Ricky and Bryan bring you up to date with information on the 8th Doctor as well as the reboot of the series with the 9th through 11th Doctors and as a rundown of some noteworthy monsters and foes from the last 7 seasons!  So run you clever boys (and girls) and remember to listen to today’s episode in preparation for the upcoming 50th Anniversary Special!  Allons-y! 

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_122_Doctor_Who_Pt2_FINAL.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Nostalgia -- posted at: 7:34pm EST
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Bryan and Ricky are proud to FINALLY present to you a Crash Course in Doctor Who!  This first half gives you guys an introduction into the classic British Sci-fi television show that's been capturing the imagination of its audience for 50 years!  Part one will give you a run down of the first 7 Doctors as well as some of the key villains/monsters from the series with tons of trivia thrown in for good measure.  So nibble on a Jelly Baby (not Jelly Bellies like Ricky says), grab your Sonic Screwdriver and unlock this episode which is full of 'timey wimey' fun!  

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_121_Doctor_Who_Pt1.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:07pm EST
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Join Ricky and Bryan as they jump over the hill with episode 101, and bring you part 2 of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! In this episode the boys finish up the TMNT franchise with the rest of the feature films, as well as all the video games, live musical band, terrible live action television show, and tons more info in this jam packed turtle-tastic episode! Turtle power!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_101_TMNT_Pt2.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:39pm EST
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To celebrate the huge milestone of their ONE HUNDREDTH EPISODE Ricky and Bryan bring you part one of their Crash Course in The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!  From the original Eastman and Laird comics through the cartoon, toys and first live action movie the guys give you all the info you need on the whole Turtles Franchise!  And a huge thanks to you listeners for coming with us along the ride!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_100_TMNT.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Nostalgia -- posted at: 8:43pm EST
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Hello boys and GHOULS, this week the guys take a trip down horror lane as they bring you a terror filled crash course in the classic franchise; Tales From The Crypt!  From the comics in the 50's all the way to the live action and animated series the ghoulish guys cover it all!  

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_097_Tales_Crypt.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Nostalgia -- posted at: 10:35pm EST
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This week the boys step back in time and go over some of their favourite childhood fads from the early to mid 90's; from "Fanny Packs" to "Devil Sticks" and much more, the guys reminisce on a simpler, more NEON-coloured time!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_091_90sFads.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Nostalgia -- posted at: 9:02pm EST
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Hope everyone's holidays are going great! As the guys mentioned in some of the episodes leading up to this week, Bryan and Ricky were taking some time off for the holidays so here's a favourite Crash Course of theirs; Garbage Pail kids!

  Join Ricky and Bryan as they get down and dirty to give you a Crash Course in all things Garbage Pail Kids;  those extremely gross but oddly lovable trading cards from the 1980's.  So tune in to find out their history including a movie review and a list of our favourites!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_086_RR_GPK.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Nostalgia -- posted at: 12:01am EST
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After finding an old treasure map, Ricky and Bryan set off on a wild adventure to give you, the listeners, a complete rundown of all things GOONIES!  With a ton of trivia on the film, spin offs and a look at where the stars are now, the guys give you all the info you need to know about this definitive 80's kid adventure classic! 

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_081_The_Goonies.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Nostalgia -- posted at: 10:21pm EST
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Don't you dare fall asleep during this episode as Bryan and Ricky give you a (fictional) Biography on one of Halloween's most memorable icons: Freddy Krueger!  From his twisted childhood to his horrific demise and his resurrection as the man that'll come kill you in your own nightmares, the boys cover it all!  And stay tuned after the bio for some A Nightmare on Elm Street trivia to round out the whole thing! 

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_077_Freddy_Krueger.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:11pm EST
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Join Ricky and Bryan as they get down and dirty to give you a Crash Course in all things Garbage Pail Kids;  those extremely gross but oddly lovable trading cards from the 1980's.  So tune in to find out their history including a movie review and a list of our favourites! 

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_071_GPK.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:18pm EST
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In this second half of the guys' rundown of all things Transformers they 'Maximize' out of their Beast Forms and cover the 1990's rebirth of the brand with 'Beast Wars' up through the Michael Bay movies and cover the Transformers video games of the Past and Present!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_67_Transformers_2.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Nostalgia -- posted at: 1:02am EST
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Transform from everyday vehicles into humanoid robot forms along side Bryan and Ricky as they give you a Crash Course in all things Transformers!  In this first of a 2 part series the guys discuss the earliest incarnations of the beloved Autobots and Decepticons and follow them through their 1980's highs and into their mid 90's lows!  From the toys to the comics to the legendary original cartoon and animated film it's all covered in today's episode! 

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_66_Transformers_1.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Nostalgia -- posted at: 1:18am EST
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Strange things are afoot at the 'circle k' as Bryan and Ricky give you a most excellent Crash Course in “The Great Ones”... of course they don't mean themselves, they mean Bill and Ted! So join the guys as they geek out over all things Excellent and Bogus!   

Direct download: CCIA_EP_064_BILL_TED.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:41pm EST
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The count down of our favorite Super Nintendo games continues!  Join Bryan and guests Mitch and Matt as they discuss their favorite 'wild card' games as well as their own number 1 favorite games from the glorious 16 bit era! (special appearance by the mind of Ricky!)

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_054_SNES2.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Nostalgia -- posted at: 12:28am EST
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While Ricky takes a brief vacation Bryan is joined by frequent guests Mitch and Matt to do a count down of their top 3 favorite games for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System as well as hear some quick and interesting history about the system itself!  So hop on the nerd train and enjoy part 1 of 2 of this videogame console retrospective!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_053_SNES.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:05pm EST
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Are you troubled by strange noises in the middle of the night? Do you experience feelings of dread in your basement or attic?  Have you or any of your family seen a spook, spectre or ghost?  If the answer is yes, then don't wait another minute. Click play and listen to this episode!  That's right this week the boys throw on their proton packs and give you a Crash Course in EVERYTHING Ghostbusters, from the movies to the cartoons and everything in-between!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_042_GHOSTBUSTERS.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:46pm EST
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In this special 8-bit episode, Bryan and Ricky welcome a new guest Matt to count down each of their top two favourite Nintendo games along with their choice of an obscure wildcard game! So fire up the ol' N.E.S, load your Nintendo Zapper and tune in!

Direct download: CCIA_EP_033_NES_GAMES.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:28pm EST
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This week the boys give you a history lesson on our favourite city smashing monster, Godzilla! So tune in and take cover!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_022_GODZILLA.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Nostalgia -- posted at: 10:34pm EST
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Ay, Caramba! In this girthy sequel of "The Simpsons" episode Bryan, Mitch and Ricky wrap up their number one favorite episodes and get knee deep in some heavy "Simpsons" debate!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_20_Simpsons_Part2.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Nostalgia -- posted at: 11:04pm EST
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Bryan and Ricky welcome back Mitch as they count down their top 2 all time favorite episodes of The Simpsons (each) and give you some trivia and nerd out about some seriously classic episodes.  This is the first half of the count down, tune in next week for their number one episodes!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_019_SIMPSONS_1.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Nostalgia -- posted at: 9:58pm EST
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The guys get EXTRA geeky as they rant off their top 4 'Geeky Cars' from pop culture, as well as tons of honourable mentions and a little treat at the end!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_017_CARS.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Nostalgia -- posted at: 1:40am EST
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Ricky and Bryan (with Special Guest Mitch!) Run down their top 3 favorite toys of their childhoods!  9 toys!

Direct download: CCIA_Ep_003_TOYS.mp3
Category:Crash Course in Nostalgia -- posted at: 9:37pm EST
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