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The Thirteenth Hour books are 80s inspired illustrated fairy tale fantasy novels that pay homage to fantasy, sci fi, and teen movies from the 80s as well as the music of that era. This podcast explores aspects of 80s culture as well as a wide variety of influences behind the books. Companion site: http://13thhr.wordpress.com
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How Bad Could It Be?

Joshua Chambers and El Sanchez

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Comedians Joshua Chambers and El Sanchez do stuff they don't want to do and ask, "How Bad Could It Be?" Get bonus content, Video Episodes, and access Season One on Patreon! Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/how-bad-could-it-be. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
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Tomorrow

Joshua Topolsky

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Tomorrow is a podcast hosted by Joshua Topolsky and Ryan Houlihan about what's happening right now — and next — in the world of culture, technology and the internet, music, movies, politics, and more. Whether it's dissecting the news of the day or having an in-depth conversation with a creator, deep thinker, or artist, Tomorrow will be the best hour of funny, weird, and wonderful you'll get all week.
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The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #452: Experimenting with AI Vocals to See IF I Can Turn My Male Voice Female https://archive.org/download/podcast-452/Podcast%20452.mp3 This week, I’m experimenting with artificial intelligence for music. There’s this one track that’s been holding up the final stages of the latest Thirteenth Hour soundtrack LP – it’s wri…
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The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #451: Welcome, Fantasy Author Melinda Kucsera to the Show https://archive.org/download/podcast-451/Podcast%20451.mp3 This week, prolific fantasy author and podcaster Melinda Kucsera joins the show. We first talked not long ago when I came on her show, and I wanted to have her back on mine to continue the conversation. We…
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The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #450: Remembering The Easy Exercise Plan and making a Thirteenth Hour Exercise Card Deck https://archive.org/download/podcast-450/Podcast%20450.mp3 In one section of The Thirteenth Hour, the main protagonist, Logan, ends up in a desert dungeon, where he languishes in a dehydrated and depressed state for some time until h…
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The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #449: Welcome My Brother, Jeremy, and Adam Crohn as Talk About The Ice Pirates (1984) https://archive.org/download/podcast-449/Podcast%20449.mp3 I’m joined this week by my brother, Jeremy, and Adam Crohn, both of whom have been frequent guests here, to discuss the 1984 film, The Ice Pirates. If you haven’t seen it, it’s …
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The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #448: Thoughts on a New Thirteenth Hour Story and Card Game https://archive.org/download/podcast-448/Podcast%20448.mp3 In the end of The Thirteenth Hour, there was a sentence that hinted that there were significantly more adventures that could be been described but for the sake of brevity, they weren’t. I always thought …
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The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #447: Working on a Thirteenth Hour Medley https://archive.org/download/podcast-447/Podcast%20447.mp3 Today’s episode attempts to take six Thirteenth Hour soundtrack pieces and work them together into the same piano medley where they flow from one to another, at least somewhat seamlessly. Not all the tracks are in the sam…
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The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #446: Thoughts on Game Design and Ideas on a Homebrew Tomb Raider Card Game https://archive.org/download/podcast-446/Podcast%20446.mp3 In a much earlier post, I wrote a bit about an unfinished pixelart Tomb Raider game I’d started. I recently wondered if it would be possible to finish that story (which involved Lara ques…
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The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #445 – Making Earrings with Shrinky Dinks and Like a Hood Ornament #56: Disney Heroes and More https://archive.org/download/podcast-445/Podcast%20445.mp3 This past week, I made a pair of shrinky dink earrings for my wife for Valentine’s Day. My kids wanted to make earrings using necklace beads, Perler beads, and resin ba…
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The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #444: Ringing in the Year of the Dragon https://archive.org/download/podcast-444/Podcast%20444.mp3 This week’s episode is all about dragons. 2024 is here per the lunar calendar, and it’s the year of the dragon. Interestingly enough, dragons have different mythologies depending on where you live on Earth – in the West, th…
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The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #443: Welcome My Brother, Jeremy, as we talk about Mortal Kombat (1995) https://archive.org/download/podcast-443/Podcast%20443.mp3 This week, my brother and I are watching the 1995 film, Mortal Kombat, based on the video games from the early 90s. I somehow missed this one when I was a kid, despite the fact I started mart…
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The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #442 and Like a Hood Ornament #55: Reading an Excerpt from “The Rocketeer vs. the Third Reich” https://archive.org/download/podcast-442/Podcast%20442.mp3 This week, I’m reading an excerpt from a Rocketeer choose your own adventure style short story I wrote that I’ve mentioned here before. It’s done, and I’ve been looking…
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The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #441 and Like a Hood Ornament #54: A Preview of The Rocketeer vs. the Third Reich Card Game https://archive.org/download/podcast-441/Podcast%20441.mp3 This week, I’m talking about a Rocketeer card game that is a supplement to the Rocketeer choose your own adventure story that I recently finished, itself the backstory to …
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The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #440: Welcome My Brother, Jeremy, as talk about Priest (2011) https://archive.org/download/podcast-440/Podcast%20440.mp3 This week, my brother and I are watching the 2011 film, Priest – Jeremy had seen the film previously on an airplane (great plane movie, by the way), and it was my first time viewing it. Very fun little…
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The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #439: Making Figures from Fodder https://archive.org/download/podcast-439/Podcast%20439.mp3 This week’s episode is all about making something out of what some might see as nothing. Whenever you make resin toys, there are always some left overs or parts that don’t quite fill correctly. Air bubbles get in the way, parts do…
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The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #438: Welcome to 2024! Goals, Incremental Changes, Fairytales of New York, and More. https://archive.org/download/podcast-438/Podcast%20438.mp3 This week’s episode, the first of 2024, released on New Year’s Day, is to not only ring in the New Year but also to talk about goals and the process of making and attaining them.…
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The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #437: Welcome Back Adam Crohn for the Christmas 2023 Episode on Jingle All The Way (1996)! https://archive.org/download/podcast-437/Podcast%20437.mp3 In this week’s episode, my buddy and friend of the show, Adam Crohn returns back to the show for the Christmas episode as we talk about the 1996 movie, with Sinbad and Arno…
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The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #436: Welcome My Brother, Jeremy, as talk about Robin Hood (2018) https://archive.org/download/podcast-436/Podcast%20436.mp3 This week, my brother and I are watching the 2018 rendition of Robin Hood, which is like a modern take on the Robin Hood legend. The biggest reason I wanted to see it was the fact that archer Lars …
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The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #435: Another Randomly Picked Thirteenth Hour Reading https://archive.org/download/podcast-435/Podcast%20435.mp3 This week’s episode is a randomly selected section of The Thirteenth Hour. Eyes closed, I flipped through the book and landed on this section of Chapter 23. This section of the book has a few 80s movie referen…
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The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #434: Welcome back Adam Crohn to Talk Music! https://archive.org/download/podcast-434/Podcast%20434.mp3 In this week’s episode, my buddy and friend of the show, Adam Crohn returns back to the show to talk about something we have never really gotten a chance to fully delve into – his music. Adam is mostly known as a toy d…
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The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #433: Working on Custom Lego Minifigures from Spacecamp (1986) https://archive.org/download/podcast-433/Podcast%20433.mp3 In this week’s episode, I thought I’d give a sneak peak of a project I’ve been working on behind the scenes for the past few months – Lego minifigures of the six main characters from the 1986 film, Sp…
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The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #432: Working on Some Thirteenth Hour Pixelart https://archive.org/download/podcast-432/Podcast%20432.mp3 In this week’s episode, I muse on the genre of the The Thirteenth Hour and my experiences on the app TikTok over the years. As for the latter, I have heard that TikTok is a good place to connect authors and readers, …
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The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #431 and Like a Hood Ornament #53: Working on a German Rocket Trooper Action Figure Pt 2 https://archive.org/download/podcast-431/Podcast%20431.mp3 This week, I’m continuing what I started last week, adding to the German rocket trooper action figure. I’m working on the head and a bit on the rocket pack today – both small…
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The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #430 and Like a Hood Ornament #52: Starting Work on a German Rocket Trooper Action Figure https://archive.org/download/podcast-430/Podcast%20430.mp3 As I’ve talked about here before, I’ve been working on a GI Joe Style action figure wave of the Rocketeer. It’s been great fun coming up with ways to accessorize the figure …
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The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #429: Welcome My Brother, Jeremy, as talk about Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves (2023) https://archive.org/download/podcast-429/Podcast%20429.mp3 This week, my brother and I are watching the new Dungeons and Dragons movie. All in all, this is the sort of film I think we would have both really liked had somethin…
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The Thirteenth Hour Podcast #428 and Like a Hood Ornament #51: Working on More Lego Rocketeer Minifigures and Opening Rocketeer Gashapons (Capsule Toys) https://archive.org/download/podcast-428/Podcast%20428.mp3 This week on the show, I am working on the packaging for a new batch of Lego Rocketeer custom minifigures as well as opening up a set of f…
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What Future comes out every Thursday, and if you want to listen you can find it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Pocket Casts, Google Podcasts, the iHeartRadio app, and obviously wherever you listen to podcasts. On the premiere episode, Joshua explores Spooky Season with Jason Blum (founder and CEO of Blumhouse Productions), a man behind some of the mos…
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Host Joshua Topolsky (co-creator of Vox Media and founder of The Verge) deconstructs modern culture, mining the surprising connections that make up our increasingly frenetic world. A heady mixture of fugue-state monologues and spontaneous, irreverent conversations with experts, weirdos, and big thinkers, What Future is here to dissect our insane re…
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Happy belated... Hanukah? Thanksgiving? Or early Merry Christmas! On this episode of Tomorrow, Josh and Ryan are sick of cryptocurrencies and NFTs, love busting scams, and can build a manger. Yes, there's dunking on Elon Musk. There's always dunking on Elon Musk. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
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On this week's Tomorrow, Josh and Ryan discuss the horror that is our political landscape, why NFTs are just MLMs for men, and a few theme parks. Also, did you know that Tony Soprano is alive and listens to this podcast? Please don't yell at us about socialism or cryptocurrency, it only makes our takes worse! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit…
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On this week's show Josh and Ryan bash both Teds Lasso and Sarandos. They also hate on Amazon. But then they gush about Metroid: Dread, prestige anthology series, and A.I. gamification communism so, tone-wise, it evens out. We'll do our best to prevent podcast supply chain issues. Thanks for tuning in, Tony! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit …
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Hello, podcast listeners! This week Josh and Ryan discuss Dave Chappelle's terrible, horrible, no good, very bad stand-up special, the extremely scary Facebook news, and celebrate the start of spooky season. What is a man? Nothing but a miserable little pile of podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
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Patreon-exclusive episodes are back babyyyyy! Enjoy this preview and then subscribe for just $1! https://www.patreon.com/howbadcoulditbe Original theme song by the incredible Mal Blum! (http://www.mablum.com/) BUY A SHIRT: https://teespring.com/stores/how-bad-could-it-be Subscribe, Rate, and Review! Follow us online: https://www.facebook.com/HowBad…
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This week we join Josh and Ryan for a tour of America, from it's horrible reality stars to it's terrifying Windex-based medical system. Nevertheless, she persisted. Ultimately, we reach the only conclusion we're likely to get: That we will only know peace in our time when we switch over to Oreos as currency. Amen. Learn more about your ad choices. …
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By the grace of scheduling, Tomorrow is back! This week, Josh and Ryan catch you up on everything that's happened this summer, including: the OnlyFans meltdown, the Spider-man multiverse, RuPaul's Drag Race, and the terrible, horrible, no good Andrew Cuomo. Thank you for your patience, Tony. We missed you! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit me…
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On this week's podcast, Josh and Ryan discuss Apple's latest event, including the launch of AirTags, the new iMac, and the new iPad Pro. Will Apple finally make the one change we've been begging for? Also, Ryan went to Star Wars Galaxy's Edge and Josh is planting an English garden. Happy vaccinated spring, everyone! Learn more about your ad choices…
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On this week's Tomorrow, Josh and Ryan discuss the issues brewing over at Nike, Google's weird fetish for watching us sleep, and why the entire world is trying to cash in on NFTs. Incidents of AAPI discrimination and hate crimes are terrifying and on the rise. We need to stand together to #StopAsianHate and we need to do it now. Here’s a great set …
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This week Josh and Ryan have some thoughts on Nintendo's plan for 2021, the terrible tragedies in Texas, and the regional furniture store Raymour & Flanigan. Then we're lucky enough to chat with Jake Brennan of fascinating podcast Disgraceland and ask: what exactly did Meghan Trainor do to him? Enjoy episode 227, guys, gals, and non-binary pals. Le…
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This week, Josh and Ryan discuss WandaVision, Apple's rumored VR/AR headset, and leaving Britney alone. Then we all have the distinct honor of hearing from Natalia Petrzela, historian and host of the new podcast Welcome to Your Fantasy, about the wild history of Chippendales. Grab your collar and cuffs, it's episode 226! Learn more about your ad ch…
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