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Episode 2.4 – Snacks On Deck, Soda On Ice

This week is a special treat as we talk about something that’s near and dear to all of our hearts: childhood snacks. Who better to bring in than snacker extraordinaire (it’s on his business card, we think) Seth Rosenthal. Seth is good at blogging and does so in various places including Posting and Toasting and SB Nation. But mostly he’s just a smart and fun person who we really enjoyed talking about snacks with.

In this episode everything from the ages old Fruit Rollup vs. Fruit By The Foot debate to the idea of fruit snacks as commerce is discussed so we’re serving up (food term) the fun.

Episode 2.4 - Snacks On Deck, Soda On Ice

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Episode 2.3 – Don’t Get Stuck With A Headless Barbie

This week, Ryan and I spend time with the all-around great Julie Veilleux, who teaches us what it’s like to play Barbies in Canada. It’s a Barbie world filled with G.I. Joes being too small to be a part of the world of intrigue, scandals galore and neatly sorted piles of accessories. We did our best to keep up, but there are some universes even we aren’t so familiar with.

Episode 2.3 - Don’t Get Stuck With A Headless Barbie

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Episode 2.1 - The Mystery Box Sends Martin To The ER

It’s the beginning of a whole new season of Chasing Mimi, which is going to be just like last season, except in all the ways it’s not! Martin and I sat down in person to talk about two very important social topics: Vortex footballs and fighting with cardboard wrapping paper tubes. We also cover Martin’s brutal childhood playing 500 and how gift bags are making you pay for being bad at things.

Episode 2.1 - The Mystery Box Sends Martin To The ER

(If you’re expecting a link to a Voyage of the Mimi video here, please try to work on your reading comprehension. For your own sake. We just want you to get into the college of your choice.)

Announcements (Assorted)


Martin and I decided to have a discussion about our plans for Season 2 of Chasing Mimi - what we wanted to do differently, what we wanted to keep, and so on. This is that conversation.

me:  So when I asked you if you wanted to do a Voyage of the Mimi podcast last year, I think we both understood this was not a subject we were picking because it was incredibly popular.
martin:  Well at least we hoped secretly it was more popular than it was.
me:  True, but I think we learned how empty that hope was once we started inviting guests who’d never heard of the damn show. And after Affleck big-timed us.
martin:  That was the real tragedy. But a lot’s changed for sure in the almost-year since we started Mimi. It’s only fair we have a little more change.
me:  True! And I think the main idea behind doing this was simple: this was something we both really loved from our childhoods and wanted to revisit.
martin:  Each week it was exciting to go back and get into that mindset. Let’s face it: my memory is shoddy. But talking made me remember anecdotes and stories I had tucked away and hadn’t thought about in years. It was cathartic and magical. There’s something to those things we remember fondly that opens up a box in our brain, right?
me:  I think so. There’s a flip side to that, too - sometimes you go digging through the older crates and find out some of the records you thought you loved actually stiiiink.
martin:  Hey now, Pocket Full of Kryptonite is timeless.
me:  Sure it is, Martin. Sure it is. The point is this: continuing the podcast in its current format has become unsustainable, mostly because there’s only one more season of Voyage of the Mimi and I’m pretty sure it’s a steep dropoff.
martin:  They’re not even looking for whales anymore. The whales are what made Mimi so special and they went away from it in favor of splash and panache. The spirit of Mimi is still here, and we wanted to keep a podcast going, so it was time for a slight alteration.
me:  So: assuming you’re cool with it, let’s open this up. The name stays, the logo stays (because we’re lazy), but from now on, let’s just bring on guests to talk about whatever childhood nonsense they wanna discuss. Boxcar Children? Great. NBA Pencils? Awesome.
martin:  Ghostbusters action figures, Trapper Keepers, Nickelodeon game shows. Yeah I’m fine with this for sure. It’s not like I’m qualified to talk about anything else for an hour-ish a week. What about the song? That was my jam.
me:  Fine, but then I get to talk about Collective Soul. You are going to regret this.
me:  Good lord.
If you’ve got a weird childhood toy/game/piece of media/whatever you’d like us to discuss, or if you’ve got a guest you’d like us to invite on to the show, email Martin and me at [email protected]. We’ll have our first show of Season 2 up before you know it.
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Alternative Title: Rattlesnakes, Condoms and Terrorists

It’s finally here. The final episode in season one of Chasing Mimi. It’s been a pleasure cruising the high seas with y’all, and I just want to personally thank each and every person who supported us along the way. We couldn’t do it without our guests and our listeners and Mimi fans around the world. Give yourselves a round of applause.

Episode 13 - Weaponizer X, Bartles & Jaymes, and #HotMustacheTakes

The winner of the fan vote was Michael Felder (@InTheBleachers) and we discuss everything from weaponizing trash and Home Alone: Vegas to Samuel L Jackson and the band Journey. It’s a wild ride to say the least.


Felder’s workstation, ready for primetime


Weaponizing Trash

As always, the episode is below. Feel free to email us at [email protected] or relive your favorite Chasing Mimi moments on twitter with us. We’ll be back for Season 2, and there will be plenty of fun stuff until we return.

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Welcome to the penultimate episode of Chasing Mimi, the world’s foremost and only Voyage of the Mimi podcast. We are pleased and #blessed to announce our guests this week are Ohio State graduates and friends of the podcast Luke Zimmerman, who was newly raised in the SB Nation Line of Succession, and Dr. Denny Mayo.

This week’s episode may not give us Red Wedding levels of drama and jaw-dropping action, but the podcast sure does. Climb aboard as we talk about Wooden Boat magazine, poets on a deserted island, and more. This is place you’ll find recruits committing to a school mid-episode, setting yet another first for our fair broadcast.

Episode 12 - Men of Science and Wooden Boats

As always, the episode is below, and if you need anything you can find us on the Twitter machine or [email protected].

And as a special treat, we’re letting you, that’s right, you, the listeners pick the final guest for the first season of Chasing Mimi. Our 11 guests are below, so vote early and vote often, Vote Or Die and so on and so forth, but our winner will be chosen with all the honor bestowed on selfish grandstanding and politicking. Cheers.