The Schmanelists have gathered before watching Rogue One to discuss everyone’s favorite space opera, complete with a special guest schmanelist, the Star Wars Holiday Special, and a passionate outburst from the supposedly-quiet sound engineer about why Qui-Gon Jinn was the worst. Also, a bonus question about wookie anatomy. Continue reading “Episode #9: The Wookie Life Day Special”
What if you were a space explorer?
What if you were a space explorer? Ben is really excited about a space cruise, Jen and Shawn are going solo just so they can finally have a quiet moment, and Biosphere 2 turns out the be relevant to Episode 4. Continue reading “Episode #8: A Space Odyssey with Pauly Shore”
What if dinosaurs still roamed the earth?
What if dinosaurs still roamed the earth? Ben monologues, Shawn is over the giant bugs already, and Jenn’s steampunk T. Rex has a monocle. We make no claims to accuracy in this podcast. None. And we find a new cause in pinkie power!
What if your place in the afterlife were determined by a game show?
What if your place in the afterlife were determined by a game show? Alan showed off his encyclopedic knowledge of the genre, Mira shows why she is unrivaled in cunning and malice, and somehow David ended up singing a country music song from the point of view of a sad golden retriever. Continue reading “Episode #6: Playing With DEATH”
What if you were stuck in a horror movie?
What if you were stuck in a horror movie? Shawn’s making up his own movie, Alan’s not afraid of no ghosts, and Mira is going to survive. Our schmanelists also talk about their favorite terrible movies and unintentional horror movies. And Shawn assigns us homework for a change. Continue reading “Episode #5: All Aboard the Zane Train”
What if the zombie apocalypse happened? Jenn has a bus, David has a sword, and Ben has a chicken. Somewhere along the way, our schmanelists decide Elon Musk is our universe’s Tony Stark. Also, Rachel finally gets to use her Nerf gun! Continue reading “Episode #4: Netflix & Kill”
What if humans laid eggs? Our schmanelists decided this involved chicken overlords and bedazzling. But not the the bedazzling of chicken overlords. Shawn, Alan, and Mira also discuss the birds and the bees, with an emphasis on bees, and sexy hats. And Mira turns out to not be human.
Continue reading “Episode #3: In A World …”
What’s your superpower? Our schmanelists got a bit creative with this one. Amy’s in competition with God, Ben’s starting a catering business, and David’s power comes with a cleft chin. This all gets derailed when we can’t remember the ingredients for Seven Layer Dip. Continue reading “Episode #2: We’re Super”
What if you were a villain? For our inaugural show, we asked our schmanelists that and somehow we got the Butt Prince. Listen to learn more about Alan’s secret lair, Shawn’s sparkly transformation sequence, and Mira’s living dress.
Continue reading “Episode #1: The Sinister Three and a Half”
Join us for hypothetical hilarity as three schmanelists are asked somewhat silly What If questions. Sometimes we get serious. And occasionally Rachel the Moderator gets horrified. (And then she might shoot someone with a Nerf gun. We all have our ways of coping.)
We also learn something mildly educational every podcast! And when we don’t know something, Shawn gets to look it up for us. You can check out his homework on each episode’s blog post.
You can submit What If questions of your own with our Contact form. We reserve the right to choose or ignore them as we please. Especially since we’re trying to keep this clean. Cleaner than under your couch, at any rate.