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Hosts Brad Hennigan and Cliff Bumgardner are your digital guides to all things Internet, geek, and pop-culture on this podcast which their moms call, “Pretty funny, if you’re into that sort of thing.”

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    Make Science Yours: An Interview with Mythbusters Jr.'s Tamara Robertson

    This week it's back to the con as the guys sit down with actress, maker, TV host, and science communicator Tamara Robertson! Tamara talks about her time on Mthbusters: The Search, her upcoming work on Science Channel's Mythbusters Jr., how she encourages young people to get into the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, & math) field, and more!

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    Pop-Culture Therapy: Is TV Bad for You?

    Sit back on the couch, take a deep breath, and let the feelings flow! This week the guys eulogize two industry titans in Stan Lee and William Goldman, then open up about their pop-culture woes in a brand new segment!

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    Internet Picnic Live from NC Comicon Bull City 2018

    This week the guys are LIVE! Join them from the floor of NC Comicon: Bull City 2018 as they talk their favorite sights and stories from an amazing weekend and interview IP Super-Fan Alex Smith!

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    Mikey's Back: Halloween 2018 Movie Review

    Grab your rifle and head for the basement, Michael Myers is back! This week the guys review the new Halloween sequel bit by bit, talking through all their favorite moments and every brutal fatality. And if you've yet to see the movie, don't stress! The first twenty minutes are SPOILER FREE!

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    Pretend Scary: 2018 Halloween Costume Ideas

    Tired of the same old costume ideas? Wanna hit up the Halloween parties in something nobody has ever seen (or wanted to see) before? The boys at IP are here to help! This week the guys talk their ideas for awesome pop-culture costumes that're guaranteed to help you stand out... and perhaps make people wonder what's wrong with you.

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    Scribing Scares: An Interview with Horror Writer Brockton McKinney

    Kick off the Halloween season right with the first episode in IP's month of horror! This week Brad's on paternity leave so Cliff takes the reins for an interview with writer, filmmaker, and raconteur Brockton McKinney! From his roots in public access TV to comics like EHMM THEORY, AMERIKARATE, and THE GINGERDEAD MAN, to his work for FULL MOON FEATURES and MAD MAGAZINE, Brock's got a love affair with scares and he's here to share! (We're way prouder of that rhyme than we should be.) Also discussed: writing process, what makes black comedy so difficult to pull off, and the Hasselhoffian fever dream that is Baywatch Nights Season 2.

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    Casual Tuesdays: Hurricanes, Movie Sets, and Giveaway Winners

    Loosen your smiley face tie, kick off your loafers, and relax for a laid back episode of IP as Brad and Cliff recap the crazy week that was -- complete with hurricanes, movie magic, and... dirty diaper games? Plus stick around to find out the winner of the Vault Comics Wasted Space Force Giveaway!

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    Space Force: The Movie - The Complete Saga

    It's the complete Space Force: The Movie trilogy in one episode! Hear tales of adventure, science, and poor improv as Neil Aldrin and the Space Force crew venture into space to battle the dreaded Clin-Tons! This episode collects Internet Picnic episodes 17, 18, and 20. Special thanks to our pals at Vault Comics for sponsoring Space Force: The Movie!

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    Space Force: The Movie Pt. 3

    At last, the final climactic chapter of SPACE FORCE: THE MOVIE! This week the guys venture into space one last time with Neil Aldrin and his intrepid Space Force crew. Will they be able to defeat the dreaded Clin-Tons and save the day at last, or will they succumb to fear and the dreaded memories of Tang? Find out now!

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    Showtune Swoon: Our Favorite Broadway Musicals

    It's the singalong episode of Internet Picnic! (Don't worry, not really.) This week the guys talk about their all time favorite Broadway musicals -- and the show that nearly killed the podcast! Also discussed: The Maniac, Mid90's, and Red Dead Redemption 2 trailers, a lawsuit involving San Diego Comic-Con, and the future of the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise.

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    Fighting Words: WWE Summerslam 2018 Review

    Cliff loves pro wrestling; Brad loves MMA. How will they ever get along? It's more than just a great setup for a sitcom, it's Fighting Words! This week the guys go 10 rounds in verbal fisticuffs (aka talking) as they review Summerslam 2018 in the debut episode of this new Internet Picnic bonus series!

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    Space Force: The Movie Pt. 2

    Once more into the breach our heroes go! This week we pick back up with Neil Aldrin and his crew in part 2 of Space Force: The Movie! It's a tale of suspense, intrigue, pantsuits, and Tang as the Space Force crew receive a cryptic message from a Clin-Ton emissary that may change their mission – and their country – forever...

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    Space Force: The Movie Pt. 1

    This week the guys venture beyond Earth's atmosphere as they break the story and cast for SPACE FORCE: THE MOVIE! Follow fighter pilot turned astro-soldier Neil Aldrin and his ragtag crew -- including Dave Bautista, Ronda Rousey, and Keanu Reeves -- as they head into space to battle the greatest enemy the world has ever known... The dreaded Clin-Tons! Also discussed: Cliff's recent movie fail, the Oscar's announcement of an Achievement in Popular Film category, casting rumors for the next Bond, and Epic Game's lawsuit with a fourteen year old who hacked Fornite!

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    Tom Cruise it or Lose It: Mission Impossible: Fallout Movie Review

    This week the guys Cruise through a review of Ethan Hunt's newest adventure in Mission Impossible: Fallout! It's a deep dive into every insane stunt, explosion, and action-packed moment – and if you haven't seen the flick yet, don't stress! The first part of the review is SPOILER FREE! (NOTE: Spoilers begin at the 25 minute mark.)

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    A Thousand Words: Interview with Comic Book Artist Tony Gregori

    This week the guys interview a real live comic book artist! Illustrator and creator Tony Gregori joins Brad and Cliff to talk about his career, approach to comics, and work on Karma Police, Deuce of Hearts, Porkchop Robot Killer, and more! Plus, Cliff and Tony tease their own upcoming project you don't want to miss...

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    South of the Border Stories: Sicario 2, The Cartel, Breaking Bad, & More!

    The one where the show goes south! This week Brad and Cliff delve into one of their favorite crime genres with a discussion of Don Winslow's The Cartel, Sicario 2, Breaking Bad, Ghost Recon: Wildlands, and more narco-inspired stories! Also discussed: Neil Blomkamp directing a new Robocop, Nathan Fillion's tease of an Uncharted film, and more!

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    Sun Days: Best Books, Movies, and Music For Summer

    This week it's the first-ever long distance episode as Brad calls in from his vacation in Maine to talk his favorite films, bands, and books for summer! Also discussed: The passing of comics legend Steve Ditko, Nic Cage's casting in the next animated Spider-Man film, and the fallout from UFC 226!

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    Tony Montana's Son

    It's a DOOZY of an episode as the guys break with tradition (and their minds) when a listener's question sends them down a garden path of choices in a movie-centric game of Would You Rather!

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    Horror Show

    Summer's here, it's hot outside, the sun's blazing, so what better to talk about than... Horror movies?! Well, it makes sense to us. This week Brad Brad gives his spoiler-free review of the A24 hit Hereditary, Cliff watches the new Halloween trailer for the first time, and the guys go geek on their top 3 favorite lesser-known horror flicks! Also discussed: The passing of wrestling legend Big Van Vader, Gotti's rotten box office ratings, and the dubious future of the Star Wars anthology films!

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    Pixel Perfect

    This week the guys bask in the glory that is E3 with a rundown of the biggest announcements, events, and games from this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo! Then, somehow, it gets even nerdier as they count down their five favorite video games of all time.

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    Fighting Words

    This week it's an epic clash of words as the guys spew about sparring! Cliff and Brad discuss UFC 225 and CM Punk's second-ever MMA fight and preceding court case, then run down the biggest headlines and gaming announcements from this year's E3 so far – and they wrap it all up with a pun-filled game of Create a Wrestler, brother brother.

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    Casting Cowl

    Don your cape and grab your batarangs, we're going to Gotham! This week the guys talk Netflix's first comic series The Magic Order, the Fallout 76, Bohemian Rhapsody, and Suspiria trailers, and fantasy cast their very own Batman movie in a game of Casting Director!

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    Summer Soldier

    On the eve of Brad's shoulder reconstruction, the guys switch things up for a very special episode in which they reveal the depths of Cliff's nerdyness... as if it's a surprise to anyone.

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    Sick Day

    Cliff has been brought down by the black plague (actually it's just a cold, he'll be fine), so while he heals up enjoy these previously unreleased snippets from some of our favorite convos! Brad reviews a recent read, Devil in the White City, Cliff talks crime legend Elmore Leonard, and the guys review and discuss Wrestlemania 34 and fall down a deep, dark wrestling rabbit hole.

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    Tragically Magical

    We had to get Jeff fitted for a top hat and tails, 'cus this week we're going magical! Brad's recent trip to The Illusionists off-Broadway show sends the guys down a rabbit hole (get it, because magicians have rabbits?) to Cliff's dark, nerdy, trickster past, where embarrassing stories abound.

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    Bonus: Uncut Interview with Kevin Schaefer

    Enjoy the full, uncut audio from our interview with Kevin Schaefer in this special bonus episode! Cliff and Kev sound off about everything from the CORPUS anthology to Batman: The Animated Series and Kevin's work on!

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    A Demon Wins the Race

    It's a HELLACIOUS (that'll make sense later) episode of IP as the guys welcome a special guest, writer, podcaster, and CORPUS comics anthology contributor Kevin Schaefer! Plus, they talk about a former WWE Champion turned Mayoral candidate, the Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer, Hulu's upcoming Stephen King series Castle Rock, and more!

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    Bonus: Avengers Infinity War Discussion

    Spoilers abound as the guys talk through the highs and lows of Avengers: Infinity War in this spoiler-filled bonus episode! Did we mention there's spoilers? Seriously, spoilers.

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    God Hates Our Podcast

    What dangers hath our podcasting wrought? Find out when Brad and Cliff share a story about an episode nearly ruined by an act of God, and stick around for a discussion of their #Filmstruck4 Films that Define You – featuring special guest Jeff the Bear!

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    Hibernation is Over

    The snow has melted, spring has come, hibernation is over, and the boys of Internet Picnic are back! This week Brad and Cliff talk Fortnite and Far Cry 5, preview Action Comics #1000, and bare their movie-loving souls in a game of Cinema Confessions.

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    Bonus: Not-So Secret Origins

    Who the eff are Brad and Cliff? What's Internet Picnic? And why am I listening to this show?! Get answers to all of these questions (except the last one, that's on you) in this special bonus episode! Also a discussion of Home Alone as a modern horror film. Yeah, it gets weird.

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