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MPH Podcast EP #7 – What Happened to Paper Routes?

We cover a range of topics in this episode from baseball to flag football to the level of stink that accumulates when you get a group of kids in a room.  We also talk about the Nintendo Switch, how Jay acquired his first NES many moons ago and some of the more risque games we try to keep out of our kids hands.  This includes a walk down memory lane to the lost art of delivering paper routes and the Sierra games that shaped a generation of nerds.

Reference notes:

  1. The Pittsburgh Pirates play at PNC Park
  2. Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia was notoriously rowdy and did feature a jail
  3. Sierra Entertainment, makers of legendary games like King’s Quest and Leisure Suit Larry, was acquired by Activision
  4. Our review of the Nintendo Switch

7 Line Army pics from the Beach Invasion in San Diego 2016:

Taking over the streets of downtown San Diego
In the stands with the 7 Line Army
Mets’ pitchers salute the 7 Line Army

MPH Podcast EP #6 – Hotel, Motel, Holiday Inn

Winter continues to drag on in the northeast, which has Liz & I dreaming of warmer weather and vacation destinations.  After a little plant talk (yeah…) we discuss the common vacations we like to take and what plans may lay ahead for the year to come.  We recall some of our recent adventures and the places we’ve been around the country in the past few years.


  1. Statler & Waldorf were the names of the two old guys who cracked wise in the balcony on the Muppet Show

MPH Podcast EP #5 – Now is the Winter of our Discontent

We discuss the cabin fever blues as winter in northeastern Pennsylvania drags on with now end in sight.  Catdog joins the mix to disembowel a helpless Elmo doll as we talk a little television and discuss the details of Liz’s self imposed Facebook hiatus.


  1. The song from The Jetsons was Eep Opp Ork Ah-ah
  2. Cities: Skylines is the game we discussed, and it’s absolutely one of our favorite titles so check it out

Special thanks to all of the listeners who have supported us thus far.  Podcasting is easy to learn but difficult to master and we’re enjoying the pursuit of some great.  Thank you for taking that trip with us, we really appreciate it.

MPH Podcast EP #4 – Middle School Dances are Awkward

Wyatt makes a brief appearance in this episode as most of the MPH gang sits down to talk a little television.  We discuss a few of the shows that take us away from the insanity of everyday life. Poparella then gives us an update on the dance she recently attended and she attempts to explain the nuances of middle school relationships.  Some notes for the show:

  1. The theme song to Playing House is called “Back Before We Were Brittle“, by Say Hi.
  2. The song “The Games People Play” was written and originally performed by Joe South.  Episode 9 of season 6 of the TV show House featured an acoustic version by James Taylor that doesn’t seem to be available anywhere for download.
  3. Poparella’s YouTube channel, again…
  4. Martin Lawrence is perfectly fine as far as we know.

Edit note: We had an audio issue for the first 20 seconds or so that was quickly resolved but caused a little echo that we could not fix through editing.  We’ll work harder next time and we’re wiser for the experience.

MPH Podcast EP #3 – Poparella From Downtown

Poparella finally arrives to claim her throne as the co-host in this episode of Mousepad Heroes!  We delve in to her nerd origin story as she takes us through how she discovered YouTube, some of her favorite personalities and how she created her own channel.  Next we ponder the nature of the characters in our short film series, the Usurper [spoilers ahead] and discuss what may be next for the Faradays.  From there we spend some time discussing Pop’s favorite game, Roblox and the role playing community she geeks out with in that world.

Links & stuff:

Poparella’s YouTube Channel