"Time Crisis, back again. This week's episode will prove to be very inspiring. We talk about the Inspire Brands empire, and specifically their new acquisition of Dunkin Donuts. We also talk about our new mics, John Carroll Lynch, and the new biggest song in the world, "drivers license", by Olivia Rodrigo. This is a very special Time Crisis."



With new and improved sound equipment Jake and Ezra discuss Guided By Voices' lo- to hi-fi production sound and the first big single for Rush. Jake details his acquisition of a second freezer before the Crew dive into Inspire Brands and their swag, leading to discussions of company stores and towns. The group theorize on whether Kamala Harris enjoys the Grateful Dead and break down the true story of Bob Dylan's "harmonicagate" performance of "Jokerman" on a 1984 episode of Late Night with David Letterman. The Top Five sparks a discussion of Elton John and Bernie Taupin's songwriting partnership and a dive that gets a little too deep into the origin of the term "the blues". There follows some brief conversation on Culture Club's "Karma Chameleon" before an investigation of Olivia Rodrigo's "drivers license", particularly her apparent fascination with the suburbs. The episode closes with a traditional poetic reading, this time themed around the McRib.



Fun Facts

This episode was recorded via FaceTime, with none of the hosts in the same room, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Further Reading

Inspire Brands Swag website


Top Five

  1. "drivers license" - Olivia Rodrigo
  2. "Good Days" - SZA
  3. "On Me" - Lil Baby
  4. "Wasted on You" - Morgan Wallen
  5. "Streets" - Doja Cat
  1. "Owner of a Lonely Heart" - Yes
  2. "Karma Chameleon" - Culture Club
  3. "Talking in Your Sleep" - The Romantics
  4. "I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues" - Elton John
  5. "Break My Stride" - Matthew Wilder

Songs Played

  • "One of Us" - ABBA
  • "Glad Girls" - Guided By Voices
  • "Working Man" - Rush
  • "The Circle Game" - Joni Mitchell
  • "Sixteen Tons" - Tennessee Ernie Ford
  • "Detroit Rock City" - Kiss
  • "The Git Up" - Blanco Brown
  • "Break My Stride" - Matthew Wilder
  • "Streets" - Doja Cat
  • "I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues" - Elton John
  • "Wasted on You" - Morgan Wallen
  • "Talking in Your Sleep" - The Romantics
  • "On Me" - Lil Baby
  • "Karma Chameleon" - Culture Club
  • "Good Days" - SZA
  • "Owner of a Lonely Heart" - Yes
  • "drivers license" - Olivia Rodrigo
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