BB.4 - History of Adult Animation Part 1 - Let's Talk About Ralph Bakshi

Ralph Bakshi/ American Pop / Fritz the Cat

Ralph Bakshi/ American Pop / Fritz the Cat

It's BB time! This Borchelli Bite is the first in a series of short episodes devoted to discussing the history of adult animation (animation geared toward adult audiences). Today's episode starts us off in the 1970s with the release of Ralph Bakshi's interpretation of R. Crumb creation, "Fritz the Cat" (1972) and leads us to the beginning of the 1980s with another Bakshi classic, "American Pop" (1981). We take a look at the career development of this animation icon and reflect on the controversial Fritz through a modern lens. Take a Listen!

Fritz the Cat Trailer
American Pop Trailer

BB.3 - What's the deal with M. Night Shyamalan?

In this Borchelli Bite we put M. Night Shyamalan's career under the microscope! Okay, let's be honest... this is more of a cathartic bitch session. At one time he was the most successful up and coming director in Hollywood, with great films like The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable, but he has since plummeted from grace and made some of the worst pieces of garbage in movie history. We have a great time trashing him as a filmmaker but we also want to give credit where credit is due. Having found some recent success with low budget films like The Visit and Split, we ask the questions M. Night Shyamalan back? Was he even talented to begin with? Take a listen!

WARNING: Major SPOILER ALERT for the film Split! 

We are very excited about his upcoming film, Glass <--Click to read more!

BB.1 - The Last Jedi Teaser with Fish Griwkowsky and Curtis Ross

HEY! Welcome to a new thing we're doing here at Borchelli Brothers Studios called "BBs" (Borchelli Bites)! These are a shorter form of podcast episode that focus on topics that can't fill our usual format length. 

On this first BB we have Fish Griwkowsky of The Edmonton Journal and local musician and Star Wars aficionado, Curtis Ross in the studio to discuss the first teaser trailer for The Last Jedi! Take a Listen!

Click HERE to watch the trailer!!

Episode 2.3 - 2017 Sci-Fi Franchise Movie Guide! - Ahna McLeod

Welcome to the Borchelli Brothers Sci-Fi Franchise Movie Guide for 2017! Our friend Ahna McLeod joins us for this round-table style guide through a year that is full of amazing movie releases! We could not be more excited!! Excelsior! Follow along! Nerd-tastic! 
(Did we miss any? Tell us in the comments!)

-Kong: Skull Island
-The Great Wall
-Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2
-Power Rangers
-The Mummy
-Spider-Man: Homecoming
-Blade Runner: 2049
-Trainspotting 2
-Justice League
-Wonder Woman
- Ghost in the Shell
-Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
-Alien Covenant
-Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets

Idris Elba Music Video - Private Garden

Episode 2.2 - Myths & Legends 3/Christmas Special? with Jaime Fjeldsted


DISCLAIMER: Many of the stories in this episode contain very graphic content. 

Welcome to our third Myths & Legends episode! Its also kind of a Christmas episode? This time we are joined by our good friend, Jaime Fjeldsted! She comes to us with stories of Icelandic folklore! Sean Borchelli also disturbs and dazzles us with his stories of strange and gruesome burial practices from history and even some that still take place today. BUT FIRST! Mike Borchelli stumbles through his unprepared ramblings about Tom Cruise and Japanese urban myths! 

Show Links:

Tom Cruise Running Backwards:

Tibetan Sky Burial (VERY GRAPHIC! ...SERIOUSLY):

Jaime brought some volcanic rock from Mount Hekla in Iceland

Jaime brought some volcanic rock from Mount Hekla in Iceland

Cheeksqueek from Yokai Watch

Cheeksqueek from Yokai Watch

Episode 2.1 - Quick Wits with Uncle Norman!

Welcome to Season 2 of the Borchelli Brothers Podcast! On this episode we have a fierce battle of wits! Uncle Norman takes the reigns to host our new game show "Quick Wits!". Who will win the epic and hilarious showdown and take home the grand prize?! Tune in to find out!


Nun Soup? - Eric Newby & Samson Burke

Borchelli Bros - Mike Borchelli & Sean Borchelli

Who Are Three People Who Have Never Been in My Kitchen -  Craig Martell & Garrett Kruger

This episode was sponsored by:

Steam Whistle Beer!

Uncle Norman's Moustache Tamer!

Daravara Pub!

The Empress Ale House!

Special Thanks to Paul Arnusch for composing the Quick WIts theme song!

And Special Thanks to our wonderful sound engineer Nick Borchelli!

Episode 1.TWELVE - Extended - Air Buddies + We all got drunk and played Book of Questions

Look at how uncomfortable everyone is!

Look at how uncomfortable everyone is!

In this extension we start off with the tale of Omar's long career in film and then Sean gets the rest of the Borchellis trapped in an uncomfortable lie! We also play some Book of Questions which of course leads us to talking about the future and virtual reality. 

Episode 1.TWELVE - Canada Day + Omar Mouallem Talks Street Meat

On this episode we chat a bit about Canada! Canada is our home and native land! Sean tells us some fun facts and we discuss some of the more recent global news events that have shaken up the system a bit. We also got a chance to sit down with award-winning writer and journalist Omar Mouallem (The Yards, Rolling Stone, Vice, Wired, The Walrus) to talk about street meat! From the perfect donair to street food around the globe and how to properly pronounce "gyro", we talk about it all! Take a listen and get as hungry as we did talking about it! 

Obama Speech to Parliament

Omar Mouallem Wiki
Omar Mouallem Website

Our Donair Picks:
Omar Mouallem - Swiss Donair
Sean Borchelli - World's Finest Donair
Mike Borchelli - Roadrunner Pizza (Whytre Ave location)
Honourable Mention - Arabian Middle Eastern Cuisine

Episode 1.ELEVEN - Extended - Mike Robertson and Tim Mikula

Mike Robertson and Tim Mikula were great guests! SUCH great guests that we talked to them for a REALLY long time! In this extension we cover a wide variety of topics, including: WHAT IS A COMEDIAN'S COMEDIAN?, KIDS IN THE HALL, THE BEACH BOYS, FUTURE EPISODE SUGGESTIONS, AAAAAAAAND  OF COURSE WE PLAY BOOK OF QUESTIONS! 

This was a really fun and hilarious conversation. The Borchelli Brothers are eager to have these two back!  

Episode 1.ELEVEN - Kevin McDonald, Mike Robertson and Tim Mikula - Which of These Three Guests Is a Celebrity?

Drawing by Sean Borchelli

Drawing by Sean Borchelli

This episode is jam packed! We've got THREE guests and one of them is a celebrity! Sketch comedy legend, Kevin McDonald (of Kids in the Hall!) called our program and had a wonderful chat with us about some of his favourite sketch troops and influences. He was also kind enough to chat with us a bit about his experience making the 1996 Kids in the Hall film "Brain Candy" and he gave us an update on what the Kids currently have brewing! BUT FIRST! We sat down with Rapid Fire Theatre's Mike Robertson and Tim Mikula to chat all things SKETCH COMEDY! We've also got another segment! Mike Borchelli presents us with a brand new Aside Cast, recounting stories of people who managed to fake their own deaths! Take a listen!

Click this:
HighWireFilms' Sex Tape Fail

Episode 1.TEN - "If You Build It, They Won't Come"

Photo by Janis Galloway

Photo by Janis Galloway

Janis Galloway of Publicity Room stops by the studio to explain to us what a public relations company does and why people like us need people like her! She also gave us our public relations report card! Find out how we did! We also introduce a couple of new segments we hope to have more of on the show! Mike introduces his new project, Aside Cast, and Sean ..well ...Sean gets something that's been bothering him off of his chest. 

PROMO: Kevin McDonald and Rapid Fire Theatre/Sketch Writing Masterclass, Showcase and The Kevin McDonald Show

Kevin McDonald called us to talk about his upcoming sketch workshop in partnership with Rapid Fire Theatre. He also gave us some details about The Bonfire Sketch Comedy Showcase & The Kevin McDonald Show (April 10th at 7:30pm at the Citadel Theatre). A full extended interview with Kevin will be included in Season 1 Episode 11 of The Borchelli Brothers Podcast.

Special thanks to Matt Schuurman for helping us out.

Episode 1.9 - Christmas Magic with Cedar, Cypress and Dani Duh Bones

Cypress (left) & Cedar (right)

Cypress (left) & Cedar (right)

Dani Duh Bones

Dani Duh Bones

Here it is! Our first Christmas episode. This episode comes in two parts:

1 - Cedar & Cypress ask us some tough Christmas questions. With all of our research we have done into magic and science, we tell them the 'truth' about Santa Claus.

2 - Dani Duh Bones joins us for the first time! We discuss the pagan origins of Christmas and what the Christmas tradition is in Dani's homeland--Ireland.

Dani speaks about his awesome dad who is an Irish folk rock musician. Here is a link to his page.

Episode 1.8 - The Full Borchelli

You can't get any more Borchelli than this. Today's guest is Jeff Borchelli, our mysterious fourth brother who we've only mentioned in the past. On this episode we talk about theoretical future technology and the steps we need to take to move into the space age.  Jeff is our much smarter brother who frequently writes us emails listing all the mistakes we make on our podcasts. But hey! We're just talking here! We can't all be rocket scientists.

Episode 1.7 - Myths & Legends 2 with Jason Colvin

The next Myths and Legends Episode! We recorded this a while ago. Mike was away but I figured I'd get a guest anyway. I found the perfect guest-- Jason Colvin. So we pre-recorded his story and added a unique Mike and Sean intro discussing mythological weapons (mainly because Mike said he would sad if he wasn't a part of the episode). It's all awesome. Enjoy.