Banter Buddies

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

26 episodes of  Banter Buddies since the first episode, which aired on November 30th, 2020.

  • 26: Beanie Babies

    November 22nd, 2021  |  1 hr 17 mins

    If there was one toy craze that embodied the 1990s it would be Beanie Babies. These small, under stuffed, adorable plush animals worked America into a frenzy as seemingly the entire country was fixated on collecting them. Beanie Mania spawned books, websites, fan clubs and an iconic McDonalds Happy Meal promotion. While the toys aren’t worth much these days, the memories they created totally are! On this episode we’ll walk down memory lane with our listeners as they call in to “talk TY” and reminisce about hunting for Beanies!

  • 25: Fictional Places

    November 8th, 2021  |  1 hr 11 mins

    TV, Movies, books and video games can transport us to worlds and lands not possible in reality! It’s fun to fantasize about being able to actually visit or even live in these fantastical places. On this episode of the podcast we’ll hear voicemail from our listeners as they tell us which fictional place they could call their home. Also recommendations, a game and lots, lots more!

  • 24: Nicknames

    October 25th, 2021  |  1 hr 9 mins

    Nicknames are great. They can be a term of endearment, an inside joke, or just a way to make your name a little bit shorter. Most nicknames have a fun story attached and this episode of Banter Buddies is all about those tales. Our listeners call in to tell us the origin story of their nicknames and your hosts spill the beans too! So cmon, champ! Hit play and dig in!

  • 23: Halloween Costumes

    October 11th, 2021  |  1 hr 12 mins

    Dressing up in a costume might be the best part about Halloween. You get to be creative and disguise yourself while expressing your interests or personality! It’s the only day of the year you get rewarded with candy for wearing a costume. There are some next-level, jaw-dropping Halloween costumes, and on this episode of Banter Buddies we listen to voicemail about the best you’ve ever seen! It’s a real treat. No tricks!

  • 22: Superpowers

    September 27th, 2021  |  1 hr 27 mins

    With great power comes great responsibility. But what kind of NEW powers can our callers come up with? This edition of the podcast explores the world of superpowers and all of the abilities we wish we had! Also recommendations, a game and the latest in Koo Koo news!

  • 21: Siblings

    September 13th, 2021  |  1 hr 19 mins

    Our siblings can be our best friends and our worst enemies, but they’re always family. There’s nothing quite like the relationship between brothers and sisters. You know everything about each other for better or worse. Today’s podcast features voicemail from our listeners about their favorite and least favorite things about their siblings. Also Bryan and Neil’s family members call in to talk about them! Also recommendations, name that tune and and update on the band.

  • 20: Road Trips

    August 30th, 2021  |  1 hr 21 mins

    We road trip for many reasons: to visit family, to go on vacation or just to get from point A to point B. But sometimes sitting in the car for extended periods of time can be quite boring. On this episode of Banter Buddies we explore the many ways to entertain yourself while on the open road. Our faithful listeners have left us lots of voicemail full of ideas and traditions from the past and present! Get on the highway and put on this podcast!

  • 19: Musicals

    August 16th, 2021  |  1 hr 25 mins

    Every story is better when it can be told with a song! This episode of Banter Buddies focuses on the magical world of musical theater! Learn about the musicals that Bryan and Neil have been a part of. Listen to voicemails from our listeners about their favorite musicals. Some of them even sing! Also recommendations, a Disney song game, New With Koo and more!

  • 18: Mailbag

    August 2nd, 2021  |  1 hr 33 mins

    This episode of the podcast contains no theme, no prompt, no main topic! Instead we answer questions about ourselves! Listen to this very special mailbag episode featuring queries such as:

    Which Olympic event would we want to participate in?
    What would a Koo Koo Tribute record would sound like?
    What is the most embarrassing place you’ve farted?

    We’ve got questions, recommendations, a Sesame Street trivia game, our quick Space Jam reviews and more!

  • 17: Gym Class

    July 19th, 2021  |  1 hr 41 mins

    Whether you called it “gym” or “P.E.”, this class was always a lot of fun. Except for when it wasn’t! Today’s podcast features our callers and hosts reminiscing about their favorite and least favorite gym class activities. Controversial opinions about the Presidential Fitness Challenge, “The Mile”, and of course Square Dancing lie ahead. Be sure to hit the locker rooms to change before enjoying this show!

  • 16: Grocery Store Aisles

    July 5th, 2021  |  1 hr 23 mins

    The grocery store is a magical place where anything can happen and dreams come true! Almost everything from the world of food and much, much more can be found inside a supermarket. Every aisle has its own character, vibe and story to tell. On today’s program we break down all of the different areas that a grocer has to offer as we take calls from our listeners. Also recommendations, a grocery store game, wall AC units and more!

  • 15: Live Music

    June 21st, 2021  |  1 hr 33 mins

    Live music is one of the very best things in life. In fact, it’s our favorite part about being in a band! Everyone has a first concert or show and sometimes that experience can shape your musical tastes forever! On this episode of Banter Buddies we hear about our listeners earliest memories of seeing music preformed live. Also recommendations, and everyone’s favorite game: Bryan or Neil!

    Next episode: What is your favorite aisle in the grocery store and why? Call us and leave a voicemail: 612-424-0036

  • 14: Sandwiches

    June 7th, 2021  |  1 hr 16 mins

    Much like pizza, a sandwich can be anything. The only limit is your imagination. This handheld, ingredient stack has been a mealtime staple forever and ever. On this episode of Banter Buddies we put our callers to the test and hear about their sandwich inventions. Also our latest recommendations, a sandwich quiz and more!

  • 13: Collections

    May 24th, 2021  |  1 hr 31 mins

    Having a collection is fun! It allows one to grow their connection with something while adding knowledge and understanding. It’s also just fun to get stuff! Neil collects vintage Disney shirts. Bryan collects….friends! On this episode of Banter Buddies we listen to voicemail about what our listeners collect! Get ready for some strange things that you did not know could be a collection! Also recommendations from the band and a game of “Name That Tune.”

  • 12: Theme Parks

    May 10th, 2021  |  1 hr 19 mins

    Some of the most fun available to a person in life is found at theme parks! At their best, these places transport guests to another world, immersing them in the signs, smells and sounds of this suddenly real place. At their worst, theme parks at least have fun rides! On this episode of Banter Buddies we listen to our callers describe the regional theme parks in their areas and learn what each location does best. There is no heigh requirement for this podcast!

  • 11: Mailbag

    April 19th, 2021  |  1 hr 31 mins

    Once again we step away from the themed shows and instead listen to voicemail questions for your hosts: Bryan and Neil! What were our first jobs? What would our tag team wrestling moves be? Is Bryan a contestant on The Masked Singer? All this and much much more in this episode of Banter Buddies.