[poll id=”35″]Hosts : Robert and Michael
Guests : Tony, Jared, Carl, Paul, and Jon
Music : “Under the Phantom Moon” & “Train to Nowhere” by Ghoultown
Music : “Brand New Day” from Dr. Horrible, and “Dream On” from Glee.

Bear Swarm! doesn’t release on Friday!

You might be saying this right now. Well, we have some great news. Regular listeners of
the show know how much we’ve been struggling with the format lately. We’ve changed
formats a dozen times over the course of the last three years. It’s time to finally admit it…

We’re all sick of talking about gaming.

Mike and Rob were talking one night about this very problem. After hours of careful deliberation they decided to ask around and see if anyone was interested in talking about their second biggest interest. The response was overwhelming.

The response was impressive. The outpouring of people begging to be on the first episode was amazing. Mike and Rob decided it was time. After three years Bear Swarm! is changing its name. Welcome to our new show…

10 Responses to “Episode 155 – Episode Zero”


April 1st, 2011 - 2:37 pm

Excellent podcast, what a fantastic idea, keep it up guys.  NPH!


April 1st, 2011 - 4:50 pm

Wow, what an amazing follow up podcast. As a secret NPH fan I wanted to call in an leave a message in your new audience participation section. You seem to have forgotten to include instructions on how to leave the message. I already have a ten minute long set of feedback to offer.


April 1st, 2011 - 8:13 pm

Oh hell!  I can’t even begin to express my excitement about this new venture!!  The glory that is NPH can only be bottled up for so long, and your past hundred and fifty-two episode have suffered from ever rising levels of neilpatrickheroticism.  You were reaching critical levels (I’m trained to notice such things), and I’m glad you guys have finally decided to release it into the world.

The future is definitely bright for NPR!  There’s so much you can cover, as NPH is a many-splendored thing.  His life before the wildly influential Doogie Days!  His turn as the voice of Max in the heart wrenching yet hilarious Capitol Critters!  The volumes that could be filled by his role in Starship Troopers!  His rise to ultimate stardom as the Internet jumped on the bandwagon we true fans rode so faithfully and so long.

Even better, you have opportunities to emulate the idol with community activism!  I’m NOT gay (no balls touch when the guys run the train on me in the park Sunday nights), but NPH’s political and social work is awe-inspiring.  That’s thirty episodes right there, if you talk fast and skimp on the details.

Truly this is an inspired choice.  You have content for years to come, and, as NPH is the one man I’d leave my wife for, if he announced he likes big hairy dudes with giant hands,  you have a listener who’ll be with you the entire way!

Jim Ryan

April 2nd, 2011 - 9:41 pm

Wow, guys.  I have got to praise your artistic integrity. I mean, you’ve always worked very hard to produce a quality show – so much so that during your previous 154 episodes, every week I felt like I was being welcomed into an actual swarm of bears.  I now have faith that every week it will feel as though I’m actually sitting in NPH’s breakfast nook.
Or possibly crouched outside in the bushes, peering in through his kitchen window.
Either way is fine.


April 8th, 2011 - 10:18 pm

Sorry guys, this episode was almost too painful to listen to. To think that three years of gaming would be flushed down the toilet to talk about an actor who at most warrants a mention in a SINGLE podcast is laughable, ludicrous, and ridiculous. If Rob and Mike are actually trying to tell everyone that they’re finally finally coming out of the closet is one thing, but to submit their listeners to this drivel is another…

Oh wait, April Fool’s!!! Gotcha. Great episode guys.


April 9th, 2011 - 6:25 am

Oh god I hope that you guys were kidding about the new podcast. While this whole episode was going I was thinking that the world was coming to an end. Why make a fancast on an actor for crying out loud! To tell the truth I didn’t even know who Neal Pattrick Hairis was until you guys described it to me. I mean what good would come from destroying three years worth of work to make a stupid podcast like that… either way I would have been able to deal with it (maybe) if you guys hadn’t said that it was only two hosts from now on. Darrel (sorry if I got that wrong) and Paul are indeed my two favorite hosts so it got me sad to hear you guys get rid of them. Either way ill probably still listen to the show before I make anymore jugdements. Good luck on the new podcast (you’ll need it)… and happy April 1st.

fowl sorcerous

April 9th, 2011 - 9:31 pm

Well played gentlemen, especially with the lead up the previous week.


January 11th, 2012 - 3:59 am

Very entertaining. I’d be happy to get to know whether you had to cut much laughter. :)


January 11th, 2012 - 12:23 pm

Quite a bit actually. There were entire sections we ended up cutting out because we just broke down laughing.


January 11th, 2012 - 5:13 pm

Well cut, really. I did enjoy that episode, especially because it was delivered so sincere. Thank you for the answer.

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