Banter Buddies

A Koo Koo Kanga Roo podcast.

About the show

Bryan and Neil are Koo Koo Kanga Roo. Two best friends who like to banter with each other. Each episode we'll listen to voicemail about a different topic. Give us a call to be included in the next show: 612-424-0036

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  • 50: Sunday Comic Strips

    November 11th, 2022  |  57 mins 3 secs

    Many years ago we had these things called newspapers. Some of them contained daily comic strips. On Sundays the BIG version of the newspaper would arrive complete with an entire section of comics, some of them in full color! On the final episode of season one, we discuss our favorite titles and characters from these comic strips and of course hear from our listeners!

  • 49: Tacos

    October 24th, 2022  |  1 hr 16 mins

    This traditional Mexican dish is beloved around the world. The customization possibilities are one of the reasons why tacos are so great. So on this episode of Banter Buddies we’ve tasked our listeners to create and name a new kind of taco! What did they come up with? Dive in to find out!

  • 48: Wedding Songs

    October 10th, 2022  |  1 hr 17 mins

    Our band is centered around the idea of partying and dancing. That kind of thing also tends to happen at wedding receptions! We used to DJ weddings so getting people to the dance floor is something we’ve thought a lot about. On this episode of Banter Buddies we’re chatting about our favorite songs to dance to at a wedding. Hear from us! Hear from our callers! And of course we have a “Name That Tune” segment featuring classic wedding dance songs.

  • 47: Superheroes

    September 26th, 2022  |  1 hr 13 mins

    They unite to save the world in many different ways, but which of all the superheroes is our favorite? On this epic episode of Banter Buddies you’ll learn about the finest crime-fighting, world-saving heroes the comic book world has to offer. Also we’ve got new recommendations for you, a game about super hero names and much, much more!

  • 46: Middle Names

    September 12th, 2022  |  1 hr 13 mins

    Most of us have a name that goes between our first name and our last name. Sometimes this name is meaningful, sometimes this name is just a name! On this episode of Banter Buddies we talk about the wonderful world of middle names. We have them and we have feelings about them. Time to talk!

  • 45: Summer Camp

    August 29th, 2022  |  1 hr 16 mins

    With summer winding down we had to do an episode about camp! That word can mean so many things. Lots of people have camp memories but no two are alike! Bryan is a tried and true “camp person” and the band is very influenced by the songs and games one might experience in that setting. Pull up a log and listen as we go deep into the woods!

  • 44: The Olympics

    August 15th, 2022  |  1 hr 9 mins

    The Olympics feature a biannual meeting of the world’s greatest athletes competing on behalf of their home country. The winter and summer games bring us countless wide ranging events and sports. But what are they missing? How could these beloved competitions be improved?

    This episode of Banter Buddies focuses on events that we would like to see added to the Olympics! Listen to our callers pitch all sorts of great ideas. Plus we recommend stuff, play a game and let you know what is new with Koo!

  • 43: Mini Golf

    August 1st, 2022  |  1 hr 18 mins

    Putters up! It’s time to play some mini golf! This classic, casual recreational competition is great for just about everybody. Aside from attempting to putt your ball into the whole in as few strokes as possible, mini golf is fun due to the wide range of theming and variety from course to course, and hole to hole.

    On this podcast we talk about the putt putt holes we would like to see in the world. Also our recommendations, a game about “mini” things and band updates galore!

  • 42: Cake or Pie

    July 18th, 2022  |  1 hr 15 mins

    Sometimes a question is more than a question. Sometimes a question can provide insight into one’s philosophy on life. Today’s podcast features one of those questions: Cake or Pie?

    Cake is the dynamic overwhelming favorite. Meanwhile Pie is the scrappy underdog, past its prime as our nation’s preferred sweet dish. Two desserts enter. Only one will leave.

  • 41: Listener Recommendations

    June 27th, 2022  |  1 hr 4 secs

    It’s time for a very special edition of Banter Buddies! We’re expanding our “recommendations” for this episode. Our listeners called in with some ideas for things that we might enjoy. We got responses that cover a lot of subjects. Food, media, travel and more are covered! We RECOMMEND that you listen to this podcast!

  • 40: Movie Sequels

    June 13th, 2022  |  1 hr 16 mins

    Great films can end leaving the audience wanting more. Sometimes we actually get more - in the form of a sequel film! Often times these movies do not live up to the high marks set by the original work. But sometimes they give us exactly what we need and allow the story to reach new heights!

    This podcast is about sequels. Will we do this theme again? No, probably not.

  • 39: Chores

    May 30th, 2022  |  1 hr 21 mins

    Helping out around the house can be a great way to learn some responsibility, gain some trust and even make a little money. Sometime you gotta pick up dog poop, vacuum the carpets or feed the livestock. All of this can fall under the umbrella of chores and on this episode we learn about our listener’s home responsibilities as they grew up.

  • 38: Karaoke

    May 16th, 2022  |  1 hr 20 mins

    Whether you’re a good singer, or a bad singer, karaoke is a lot of fun. It’s a time for belting out an epic power ballad or rapping perfectly in sync with your favorite emcee. Karaoke brings us together, it is joyous, and sometimes it is very, very bad. But even the worst vocalists can have a great time with karaoke. Just one of the many reasons it is wonderful.

    Join us today as we hear about our listener’s favorite songs to sing when they’re at karaoke night!

  • 37: Pets

    May 2nd, 2022  |  1 hr 16 mins

    Classic pets are great. Dogs, cats, and birds have been domesticated friends to
    Mankind for quite some time! But what if ANY animal could be a pet, what would you choose? We’ll hear from our listeners on this very topic! Also, recommendations from Bryan and Neil, a round of “name that tune” and more!

  • 36: School Lunch

    April 18th, 2022  |  1 hr 20 mins

    Whether you brought it from home or ate it hot in the cafeteria, lunch time was a special part of any school day. On today’s show we talk about our favorite memories from stuffing our faces at school. Rectangle pizza, tiny milk cartons and even food fights get discussed. Grab your tray and listen up!

  • 35: Room Upgrades

    April 4th, 2022  |  1 hr 18 mins

    Its fun to imagine “what if?”

    On this episode of Banter Buddies we chat about “blue-sky” possibilities for additions to our bedrooms. Most of our callers imagined ways to incorporate food! But of course there were other ideas as well. Also a round of “Would You Rather”, recommendations, and more.