Happy Chinese New Year! The tripod is back together to celebrate the year of the dog. We discuss visiting home, racial identity abroad, and drink a whole lot. Crack open a Four Loco and join the tripod in this special episode.
Nate Johns joins to Tripod to discuss some of the toys of our childhoods in this special episode of the Millennial Nostalgia Berry Podcast.
Nate Johns is a comedian and long term expat (aka teacher). He performs regularly at Kung Fu Komedy on the weekends and is currently developing a board game called Slophounds.He will be perfoming at Kung Fu Komedy February 23rd and March 2nd.
In this very special episode, Hershel and Jeffery are joined by Toni from the Looking for Laowai podcast. Toni is an American expat living in Shanghai. She works as Charity manager at Community Center Shanghai organizing charities like the Giving Tree, and co-hosts the podcast Looking For Laowai.
They discuss gender roles in Disney cartoons, what it means to be a protector, and the influence of Disney on Millennials.
Looking For Laowai Description: What does it mean to be foreign in a globalized world? Join us, a diverse team of curious-minded expats, as we delve into the fast-paced world of Shanghai, and explore what it means to be a laowai (or “foreigner”) in China in this bi-weekly podcast. Through stories from expats, Chinese locals, and everyone in between, we look at the laowai experience from every angle. This season, we explore themes ranging from friendship and dating, to culture and racial dynamics.
The Lesbian Godfather, Gabby Gabriel, joins the Tripod for episode #2 of MNB’s Sitcom-a-Con!
Gabby is also an author, artist, community organizer, and software designer. She is an expat who created LesQueer to connect people from the expat and local LGTB community and provide a safe and supportive network.
Berry Happy Holidays!!!! This Christmas episode we talk about Rom Coms, being Jewish during Christmas, and pop Christmas albums. All that and more with Special Guest, Ryan Blake.(Superpowered Society Podcast)
This Week’s Berries:
Jeffery – Love Actually (2003) 3 min
Hershel – Adam Sandler’s 8 Crazy Nights (2002) 43 min
Crunchy – Boys II Men: Christmas Interpretations (1993) 1 hr 23 min
A new episode of nostalgia berries is here! This week Jeffery talks about self-awareness and reflection; Hershel touches on the dominance of Disney in our childhoods and new video game technology; and Crunchy longs for the all-male R&B quartet and hypothesizes about what happened to modern day R&B. All that and more!
This week’s berries:
Movie: The Family Man(Universal 2000) 9 mins
VideoGame: Disney’s Aladdin: The Video Game(Sega 1993) 40 min
Album: Jagged Edge – JE Heartbreak (So So Def 2000) 1hr 7min
Sitcom-a-Con is here! Our first episode in our series of episodes on sitcoms from the 80’s and 90’s. Sitting in for Crunchy is Vincent Chan.
Vincent Chan is a former software programmer and founder of LivAway Community. An organization that brings together foreign and local Chinese culture in Shanghai. Originally from Shanghai, he has lived in Canada and South Korea and traveled to over 100 cities all of the world.
The MNB podcast has an exciting announcement! We are expanding our content by adding two new shows under the Millennial Nostalgia Berry Banner.
We will continue our original show, the Millennial Nostalgia Berry Podcast, where every episode we discuss a movie, a video game, and an album we experienced growing up as millennials. We will also continue to release Crunchy’s solo podcast, Crunch Time, where he discusses international education and education in the 21st century.
Our first new show, MNB’s After School Special, we will discuss afternoon and Saturday morning cartoons and television shows we used to watch and all of the merchandise that encompasses growing up in the 90’s
Our next new show, MNB’s Sitcom-a-Con, we will discuss the Sitcoms that we all watched with our families and how they affected our views on society and formed our values.
Now even more ways to devour those sweet, delicious, nostalgia berries.
Enjoy and don’t forget to make yourself part of the conversation on the website and on twitter @Tripodpengyous.
Tripod! Maximize! This is the first episode in our new continuing series on old millennial cartoon shows. Hershel was not able to make this episode, but Jeffery and Crunchy hold it down by discussing second generation cartoon shows. Shows that were a revision to an early show or story. Enjoy!
This episode Hershel discusses how teen comedies shaped his expectations of romance and movies not aging well; Crunchy talks about striving to obtain something for the first time and how that was reflected in the Pokémon franchise; Jeffery discusses pop culture role models and creating mixtapes. All that and more!
When our powers combine, we are the Tripod Pengyous!! This episode Jefferey argues for “traditional values” in relationships and the fun of scary movies; Hershel expresses his love of Bo Jackson and older role models; Crunchy retells one of the greatest hip hop battles of all time and talks a lot of sh*t. All that and more!!!
The tripod is back in full effect! This episode, Crunchy explains why Air Bud is one of the best mixed genre movies of the nineties and why dog movies always make him cry; Jefferey discusses adventures with random groups of friends and why they are the best adventures; then Hershel bats cleanup and expresses him love for the pop princess and sacrificial lamb of early 2000’s. All that an more on the Millennial Nostalgia Berry Podcast!!!!
This weeks berries:
Movie: Air Bud (15 min)
Video Game: Fuzion Frenzy (49 min 51 sec)
Music: Brittany Spears – Ooops I Did It Again (1 hr 20 min 30 sec)
Tripod in the house! This week, Hershel gushes over the genius that is Quentin Tarantino and unique storytelling; Crunchy reminisces about he beauty that was the sleepover and finding video store gems; then Jeffery remembers the family car trip and how those trips have shaped his taste in music as an adult. All that and more on the next episode of the Millennial Nostalgia Berry Podcast!
The Tripod is all here this time! In this episode, Jeffery talks about his love for romantic comedies and how they sculpted his ideas about relationships; Hershel discuss sports video games and how being too competitive can ruin relationships; and Crunchy reminisces about a group that got into the rap industry about 7 years too early and how rapping i college is the millennial version of playing in a garage bands. All that and more!
Tripod Pengyous in headphones! This episode is down a berry. Crunchy was on a trip to Hong Kong, so Hershel and Jeffery take the helm. They discuss racism, masturbation, playing video games with friends and impressing new friends in college. Applesauce almost talks on this one.
This weeks berries:
Video Game: Phantasy Star Oline (Dreamcast®)
Music: Jay Z – The Blueprint
Follow us on Twitter @Tripodpengyous and join the conversation on our website: mnbpodcast.com
The tripod is here with your weekly nostalgia berries! In this episode, Hershel talks about Jewish role models, Jewish representation in movies and childhood romance fantasies; Crunchy talks about loneliness and friendship; and Jeffery vents his childhood frustrations of dealing with divorce in his family. This one gets a little emo.
This week’s berries:
Movie: Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory (1971)
The tripod is down a berry in this episode of the MNB Podcast. So Hershel and Crunchy discuss our days in youth sports, sports video games, dives in celebrity public opinion, and a Game Of Thrones conversation that doesn’t include a single spoiler!
And we are back with another bunch of berries. This episode Hershel talks about his newfound connection to Eyes Wide Shut’s themes on marriage; Crunchy reminisces about the classic video game Super Mario Bros. 2: Mario Madness and how he learned about drugs; Jeffery discusses the album aljuswanaseing by Musiq Soulchild and how smooth R&B helps you get the ladies.
It’s Oktober Fest and have we got a special episode for you. One night, out on the town, Hershel and Crunchy met a group of 20-something Germans out celebrating a deal they had just made with a local manufacturer. They were super friendly and interesting, so we decided to invite them back to Hershel’s Kosher Castle for a very German version of the MNB Podcast.
They shared some of their cultural Nostalgia Berries and taught us a little bit about German Hip-Hop. It was a lot of fun.
Outro -Kay Boehm – Style & das Geld (Cover) | #merkelschwanger NEO MAGAZIN ROYALE – ZDFneo
Enjoy! and Happy Oktober Fest!!! Zicke zacke, zicke zacke, hoi hoi hoi
It that time again! The International podcast about education is back. This time I am interviewing my brother, Ryan Blake, from the “Superpowered Society Podcast.” Aside from podcasting, he is also an academic recruiter at a very prestigious university in the Twin Cities of Minnesota. We discuss some of the problems that students face in applying for college, how students are being prepared for academic life, and how the IB (International Baccalaureate) is possibly the cure to what a lot of people think is wrong with the current American education system.
Follow Ryan at @SuperpoweredSoc, check out his website: superpoweredsociety.com, and subscribe to the Superpowered Society Podcast on iTunes and Sticher.
Episode ten is a special episode. This was our tenth podcast, and as teachers in the modern education system, we know the importance of reflection. So this time around, we look back to our first nine episodes and how we have grown as podcasters and adults.
We will release several episodes over the next few weeks. They will be current and older episodes that were previously unreleased. Hope you all enjoy them.
Don’t forget to follow us on twitter @Tripodpengyous and rate, review, and subscribe to us on iTunes or wherever else you listen to your podcasts.
In the first official episode, I am joined by my friend and fellow Nostalgia Berry: Hershel! We discuss his path to becoming an educator, teaching in China, and the ways international teaching differs from teaching in the USA.
Another new episode of the Millennial Nostalgia Berry Podcast is back at ya!!!! In this episode, Jefferey brings us the movie Fight Club and how escapism is something we all can relate to; Hershel presents the video game classic, Civilization, and how it stole many years of his life; and Crunchy has a basketball jones for Space Jam: The Soundtrack an undercover music classic.
The vast majority of us went to school or had some form of schooling. All of us feel like we have an understanding of what education is and how it works. But, do most of us really understand what modern education is like? I have always been frustrated that most of the people we hear talking about education have not lived the life of a real teacher. In this podcast, I will be having conversations with educators from around the world about their perspectives on education, its future, and what we are not being told about schools and teachers. Join me in my journey through the world of education.
The Tripod is back with another bunch of sweet, juicy nostalgia berries. In this episode, Hershel recounts being dazed and confused while watching DAZED AND CONFUSED; Crunchy reveals his KILLER INSTINCT; and Jeffery has fun being IMMATURE with the album: We Got It.
AND WE’RE BACK!!!!! In this episode of the MNB podcast, Crunchy rambles about the basketball classic ABOVE THE RIM; Jeffery reminisces about the classic video game GAUNTLET; and Hershel shares why SUBLIME’S self-titled album is a forgotten classic. This one gets a bit awkward.
Episode 6 is here! In this episode Hershel recounts how watching the movie BIG made him long for a woman to make his pants BIG (wink wink); Crunchy talks about Tiger Electronics® games that fulfilled his video game desires; and Jeffery calmly discusses the revolutionary album RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE by Rage Against the Machine. Enjoy the latest episode of the Millennial Nostalgia Berry Podcast!
In the latest episode of the MNB Podcast, Jeffery talks about arguably the greatest anime of all time and what character best represents his friendship; Hershel takes us through the joy and sorrow of playing the precursor to the giant that became NBA LIVE; and Crunchy explores why he is ONE IN A MILLION. All that and more on the latest installment of the Millennial Nostalgia Berry Podcast!
In episode 4, Crunchy recounts how adult the themes are in the G-rated Disney classic, The Great Mouse Detective; Jeffery learns how not to take shitty advice from the horror game classic: Resident Evil; and Hershel tells us why Talib Kweli and Hi Tek’s album: Train of Thought is a hip hop classic.
The Tripod Pengyous are back for episode 3! First, Hershel explains the philosophy behind Jim Henson’s DARK CRYSTAL. Then Crunchy talks about the classic computer game, MYST, and brotherly relationships. Finally, Jeffery discusses how Todd Rudgrin’s album SOMETHING/ANYTHING? helped him cope with romance and family.
Episode two is here! In this episode, Jeffery talks about his desire to be Van Wilder, Hershel reveals how Sim City can (both literally and figuratively) build and burn bridges. Then Crunchy discusses Lauren Hill’s debut solo album and how we wish she had never left the industry.
In episode one of the MNB Podcast, Crunchy talks about the great Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles live action movie from the 90’s, Jeffery talks about escapism while reviewing his time playing Wonder Boy (video game), and Hershel reminds us why Micheal Jackson’s “Bad” album is one of the greatest albums of all time.
This podcast is our introduction to the world. We are three international teachers who have lived in Shanghai for the past few years. We are all Americans but have very different backgrounds and perspectives.
We started this podcast as a way to hang out with each other and talk about popular culture from our childhoods. But, what started as an excuse to get drunk with our “bros,” turned into deep introspective conversations about who we are and how these cultural moments shaped us as adults.
Hope you enjoy our introduction and taking this journey with us.