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A wide-eyed optimist tries to convince a couple of skeptics to get on board with their distinctive, sometimes downright unusual obsession. But really, it's just an excuse for silliness, games, and surprise guests. Hosted by Ben Cassil, Thayer Frechette, and Geoff Kaufman.

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87. LeBron James: Carl Tart Gets His News From Boardwalk Audio

Comedian Carl Tart (@dammitCARL) is tired of LeBron James not getting the respect he deserves. From being blamed for every loss to people piling...
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86. Oscar Picks 2018: Eugene Suen Defends His Perfect Pick Record

Eugene Suen (@eugenesuen) is back for second-straight year of Oscar-picking fun. Eugene perfectly predicted the 2017 Oscars, including the Best Picture flub! He's on...
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85. Cereal with Water/Cleveland: Nick Pilla Says “Cleveland Rocks”

WARNING: The first 15 minutes of this podcast are dedicated to a a discussion with Nick Pilla about eating cereal with water instead of...
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84. Fostering Animals: Cassi Jerkins Loves the Ugly Cats

Comedian and fellow podcast host Cassi Jerkins (@CassiJerkins) is a cat foster parent, and wants to convince you to be one too! Cassi educates Thayer,...
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83. The Food Industry is Evil: Amy Clark Goes Free Range on the Topic

This week on Convince Me, we talk to Amy Clark (@amsclr) about the horrors of the food industry! Amy shares some interesting facts, and...
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82. Camping: Andrew Lindh Realizes In Life, You Can Quit

Curry packets, self-building tents, and bear canisters oh my! Making his triumphant return to the podcast, comedian, philanthropist, and agnostic, Andrew Lindh (@druprint) tries...
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REBROADCAST! 23. Celebrity Conspiracy Theories: Allison Gilbert is a False Witness in Death

Ben takes us in the wayback machine to visit 2016's classic episode with Allison Gilbert! Is JonBenét Ramsey Katy Perry? Was Beyoncé even pregnant? Is...
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81. Holiday Special 2017: July Diaz Gets Real

JMerry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Joyful Boxing Day, Happy Honda Days, and a very special Toyotathon to you and yours. July Diaz (@julydiaz) joins the...
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80. Staying Up Late: July Diaz Thinks 8pm is a Normal Bedtime

You just gotta listen to this one. In a very special ad-free episode of Convince Me, July Diaz joins us to talk about staying...
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79. Serial: Sara Koenig Needed A Week Off

August 19 2004, Justine Napsberg, was put into coma due to a silent, but deadly fart. The accused, Bart Forkman, claims he was innocent,...
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78. Mushrooms: Josh Simpson Loves Black Friday

Josh Simpson (@MrJoshSimpson) wanted to talk about adoption and abortion, but we chickened out on that topic and he talked about Mushrooms instead. It's...
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77. Sun Kil Moon: Mike Cullen is Sometimes a Tom Waits Guy

One of our Convince Me favorites Mike Cullen (@mcpops) is back, and he brought his best Canadian guy Tyler Twiss as a guest! This...
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76. Weezer: Matt Apodaca Has a Pinkerton of Fun

This is the first episode of Rocktober in Novemby and a little in Decemby, so you know we’re gonna rock out! Matt Apodaca (@MattApodaca)...
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75. Sizzler: Alfred Aquino Rides the Line with Salt

Szzzzzz. You know what that sound means, Alfred Aquino hops on the pod this week to talk about—you guessed it—Sizzler. Is this Doughboys? No,...
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James Franco: 74. Kelly Mcinerney Will Spill Coffee On Herself

Can James Franco carry a movie? What kind of froyo would he eat? Did he actually lose his arm for 127 hours? We answer...
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73. Letters: Alyssa Sabo Sends Letters, Receives Texts

First off, Happy Halloween! Secondly, this week Alyssa Sabo (@alyssa_sabo) joins us to talk about sending letters, cards, and in-class notes to loved ones. In...
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72. Mukbang: Eileen Soong Watches People Clear Their Plates

Comedian and writer Eileen Soong (@eileensoong) went down a YouTube rabbit hole watching mukbang. Mukbang are videos of people eating large amounts of food...
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71. Aliens: Sarah Claspell Wants Us to Want to Believe

This week Sarah Claspell (@claspy) sells us on the search for extraterrestrial life, although she makes it clear that she doesn't care whether we're...
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70. Courtney Sevener Is So Sorry To Be Here

Vintage wines are expensive. Vintage cinemas however, are an affordable and transportive experience into the past according to Courtney Sevener (@c7er). That’s right, Courtney...
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69. Rachel & Joey: Allison Gilbert is Tired of Ross Gellar’s Fat Shaming on...

Allison Gilbert (@allisonWynifred) is back today to convince you that the Friends characters Joey and Rachel would have made an ideal couple. Sure, most...
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68. Minions: Jarred McAdam Will Do Any Math Problem

They say banana, they’re yellow, and they like butts, no we’re not talking about the Convince Boyz, we’re talking about Minions! Jarred McAdam blesses...
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67. Music Festivals: Ella Jenkin Lets Other People Set Up the Tent

A weekend filled with music, good food, and best friends. Sounds like it wouldn’t need convincing right? Well it does for these curmudgeons! This...
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66. Coding: Will Hines is Object Oriented

Will Hines (@willhines) codes for fun. While he used to code as a profession for six years before becoming a comedian, and his love...

65. Pro Wrestling: Mikey McCollor Smacks Us With A Folding Chair

Mikey McCollor (@MikeyMcCollor) loves wrestling so much he did it! What is this, an episode of “You Should Love Wrestling?” No, it’s Convince Me....
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64. Roller Coaster Tycoon: Travis Rust Sells Souvenirs at a Fair Price

Put on your harness and keep your hands inside the vehicle, 'cause this week Travis Rust (@etravisrust) joins us to talk about Roller Coaster...
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63 Kids TV: Candace Carrizales Loves Shows for Tweens

Leave your prestige dramas and raunchy sitcoms at the door, this week stand-up/online comedy person Candace Carrizales (@candacesucks) joins us to talk about shows...
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62. Bad Movies: Ben Kaplan Is Ready To Get Stuffed

Convince Me joins Boardwalk Audio! Yay!! To celebrate the occasion we’re joined by comedian, actor, filmaker, and handsome devil Ben Kaplan (@TheBenKaplan) who tries...
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61 Sperm Whales: Alex Berg Impersonates Dan Lippert

Comedian and Convince Me Resident Scholar Alex Berg returns to educate us on the wonders of sperm whales. He covers a lot about sperm...
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60 WTF: Marc Maron Needed A Week Off

WTF is a podcast famous for its raw, unfiltered conversations between some of comedy's biggest stars. So it's no surprise M. Maron asked the...
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59. Motorcycles: Andrew Grace Knows a Harley Dealer

Comedian Andrew Grace wants people to consider riding a motorcycle. Sure, it's dangerous, but he's got plenty of reasons that he contends overshadow the...
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58 Family Guy: Thayer Frechette Goes Inside The Television

That’s right it’s a no guest bro fest low clip flip dip 2017! Who needs a guest when you got a funny guy like...
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57 Recreational Marijuana: Juliet Kaufman Chills the Hardest

Juliet Kaufman (@Jaliza90) is back for a record THIRD time to convince you that responsibly using marijuana is the best way to relax. So...
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56 Kermit Unpigged: Sam Pasternack Throws Muppet Parties

Wakah wakah, because this week Sam Pasternack comes on the pod to talk about one of his favorite albums of all time: Kermit Unpigged!...
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55 Sports Are Bad: Ian Dukes Doesn’t Like The Theme Of Our Podcast

Go Pats! Tom Brady! Steph Curry is cool! According to Ian Dukes (@ianpauldukes) these are all statements that are bad for your soul. With...
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54 This American Life: Ira Glass Needed A Week Off

Ira Glass hosts one of the best podcasts in the world, This American Life. But even the greatest hosts need a week off every...
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53 Spider Man 3: Nathan Pesina Likes the Jazz Part

We all love Tobey McGuire's portrayal of the web-slinging hero in Spiderman 1 & 2, but can Nathan Pesina get us on board for...
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52 Best of Convince Me: Ben Cassil, Geoff Kaufman, and Thayer Frechette Listen to...

Well it’s been a whole year of Convince Me! We wouldn’t have made it this far without you, our loyal listener. Thanks Geoff’s mom!...
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51 Meditation: Stephen Perlstein is Itchy, But That’s Okay

Stephen Perlstein (@perlstein) meditates, even when he gets itchy. Itching is the bane of meditation. We discuss this along with how talking about meditation...
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50 Gaming Videos: Charlie Kruse Brings His Own Ad

This week it's "Convince Me: Gas Leak Edition," live at Thayer's apartment! Charlie Kruse (@sleepynerd420) plops down and tells us why he loves watching other people...
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49 Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Erin Michele Gabbard Doesn’t Watch Other TV Shows

Does Buffy believe in garlic boarding? Is having a hellmouth under your high school hard? Would you sacrifice your relationships so you could slay...
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48 Netflix to Sleep: Russell Zych Streams His Zzzs

Russell Zych (@russdumpster) wants to help you fall asleep. His advice? Throw out that book, say "so long" to your sleep mask, and turn...
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47 VHS Tapes: Benjamin Gordon Is Kind, Rewinds

VHS tapes, 'member? Filmmaker and young person Benjamin Gordon (@alaskopolis on Instagram) says they're fun to watch and collect! From the forced-linear format to...
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46 Cleaning: Courtney Karwal Spilled A Frappuccino On Her White Tank Top

Scrub-a-bubbles, Mr. Clean, urinal cake boss, what do these things mean to you? Comedian Courtney Karwal (@courtneykarwal) deep cleans the studio, offering tips, parent-children...
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45 Elizabethan England: Judith Schomp Loves Big Frilly Collars

Ladies, this week's episode is Thayer-free! Judith Schomp joins us this week to talk about Elizabethan England. She explains how political and cultural strides...
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44 Dave Matthews Band: Shane Spiegel Says All Music Is the Same

Filmmaker, Comedian and Davehead Shane Spiegel (www.shanespiegel.com) doesn't get why Dave Matthews Band has gotten such a bad reputation. He argues that they are...
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43 Texas: Briana Mckeague Broke Into The Alamo

Do nerds get beat up in Texas? Do cowboys drink cold brew? Does Texas smell like pork-rendering? Briana Mckeague stops by the podcast to...
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42 Investing: Aman Adumer Says Thanks and Offers to Validate Our Parking

On this week's episode, Aman Adumer teaches us about the ups and downs of investing. And the conversation is well, interesting (said like "investing")!...
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41 Discworld: Ben Cassil Pratchetts It Up a Notch

The dudes are lonely this week with a no guest bro fest. Ben Cassil loves the Discworld satirical fantasy series of novels by Terry...
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40 Oscar Picks: Eugene Suen Flubs and Snubs the 2017 Academy Awards Ballot

Filmmaker Eugene Suen (@EugeneSuen) wants to help you win your Oscar pool. We're going through the entire 2017 (89th Annual) Academy Awards field with...
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39 Pinterest: Frankie Wagner Has To Wait For Shrimp Time

Should I get this shag rug? How about this fedora? What about this rusted nail from the 1800s? You don’t have to decide now,...