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AJ & McCall Drop the Mic: Demolition Derby

AJ & McCall Drop the Mic on the Demolition Derby! We just had Stirrin Dirt Cache Carnage in town that was a huge blast. D&D Auto Manager Dan joins us as one of the sponsors of that event and 15+ year vet of derbies. Producer Butterz, who has been in a derby too, joins us again as we get the literal crash course in Demolition Derbies. What does it cost to build a car? How do you pick your competitive season? What are some of the repairs you've had to make to your car between heats? What are the worst hits and injuries that have happened?

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AJ & McCall Drop the Mic: Twenty One Pilots

AJ & McCall Drop the Mic on Twenty One Pilots, their album and the lead up to how we got to Trench. Producer Butterz joins once again and so does Intern Hayden. What do we think the symbols mean reflecting back on the older albums and in the new music video for 'Jumpsuit'? Why did Tyler take the hiatus and what is Trench going to be about? Is it the music industry or is it religion? What are some of the predictions we have for song titles and for what could come in the future? 

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AJ & McCall Drop the Mic: Millennials

AJ & McCall Drop the Mic on millennials. For the People's Jason Williams joins us to discuss the generation that seems to be the bane of the world and cause of all the problems. Producer Butterz and Mitch give us a room full of millennials to discuss with Jason if it is more criticism, why there is such vitriol and how all of us in this generation view it from the inside. It's a fun, intellectual discussion about society, social media and the history of how generations view themselves and others. 

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AJ & McCall Drop the Mic: Would You Rather

AJ & McCall Drop the Mic 'Would You Rather' the fun question game to pass the time or really get to know someone better. Mitch plans this week's podcast and wants to dive in to the type of people we are. Producer Butterz is back hosting and firing off the tough questions like 'Would you rather be invisible or fly for just one day?' Some of the questions are tough and some are easy. 'Would you rather be famous when you're alive and no one knows you when you're dead or no one knows you when you're alive but you're famous in death?' And yes, there are laughs along the way.

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AJ & McCall Drop the Mic: Moral Questions

AJ & McCall Drop the Mic on Moral Questions. Producer Butterz is in charge of coming up with this week's podcast and he's going to test everyone's brains. He has dug up some tough questions to test how we respond and Engineer Kevintron 3000 is joining our podcast this week. Who's morally clean and who operates in the gray area? Some of the questions are funny and some are tough. Who would you save in a fire? What about finding a wallet on the ground? What kind of people are we?

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AJ & McCall Drop the Mic: Shocking Shazam

AJ & McCall Drop the Mic on Shocking Shazam, an invented musical guessing game with a shocking punishment. Producer Butterz is the host and put together a list of all kinds of songs that our contestants will have to guess. AJ & McCall and Mitch will each get a few seconds to try and figure out what the song is and guess for points. If they get it wrong then the others can steal and they will get shocked. Who knows music best? Who will suffer the most punishment? Can you do better than AJ, McCall or Mitch?

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AJ & McCall Drop the Mic: Survival

AJ & McCall Drop the Mic on survival! Fresh off his first camping trip AJ has a fun scenario game for McCall, Producer Butterz, Mitch and himself to play. And who doesn't want to answer the question who would be the most likely to survive in a crazy scenario. You can play along too! Your in a plane crash that happens in Northern Canada in January. You have 12 items (ball of steel wool, small axe, loaded pistol, can of vegetable oil, newspaper, empty cigarette lighter, extra shirt and pants, 20x20 foot canvas, air map, whiskey, compass and a chocolate bar), what is the order of these that is most important to you? Heads up, the answers are at the end. Needless to say the group's answers vary and they also come up with some ridiculous reasons for their rankings.

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AJ & McCall Drop the Mic: Seeing Utah

AJ & McCall Drop the Mic on seeing Utah because Memorial Day weekend is really the start of summer and road tripping and vacations. Now, how many times have you heard someone say 'There's nothing to do here.'? Well that's totally bogus and to prove it AJ & McCall have enlisted the help of Producer Butterz, Mitch and videographer Denise to list off just how many places and things there are to do and see in Utah. What are the best hikes? Where do you go for some history? What about attractions? With family and friends coming to visit this summer AJ poses one question to the native Utahns, what places does someone have to see to get the experience of Utah?

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AJ & McCall Drop the Mic: Crazy Stories

AJ & McCall Drop the Mic on crazy stories from the past week. With Florida or Not there is a lot of dumb criminals and crazy stories that now get their hilarious attention on the show, but a few from this week were so nuts that they needed a little extra time to really dive in to. AJ & McCall unleash on three of the most ridiculous and hilarious stories from this past week and have Mitch in for a fresh perspective. Sharks possibly being tortured with music, dog bears needing to be domesticated and vengeance for terrible costumer service, this one is definitely getting wacky. 

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AJ & McCall Drop the Mic: Feeling Old

AJ & McCall Drop the Mic on feeling old. Birthdays come every year and age is just a number, but what are those moments that make you feel old and really make you think about the fact that you've been around for awhile? Is it something with family? Is it not being able to do something you used to be able to do? Producer Butterz joins the podcast again with his aching back. Of the three, and AJ is physically the oldest, which one do you think sounds the oldest? 

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AJ & McCall Drop the Mic: Gross Foods

AJ & McCall Drop the Mic on gross foods as McCall faces her iPod Idol punishment. In the closest iPod Idol vote ever, McCall unfortunately had to eat three dishes AJ prepared for her. It's almost a videocast as Denise films McCall eating her three gross foods. Mitch joins us as well since he at least used to like peanut butter and pickle sandwiches. Could you make it through any of the three; Cheetos milk, peanut butter and pickle sandwich and a pickle juice milkshake. Also, AJ doesn't escape all the pickle because he tried the sandwich too.

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AJ & McCall Drop the Mic: Mitch

AJ & McCall Drop the Mic on Mitch, sort of. McCall has a chicken emergency she has to tend to and so Producer Butterz is filling in this week as we pick Mitch's brain on being part of the VFX morning show. Often times people want to know if AJ & McCall are the same off the air as they are during their show. What was it like to get up early and plan the show? Could Mitch see himself doing more radio in the future? What did you think of Mitch as part of the team? 

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AJ & McCall Drop the Mic: Meet N Greets

AJ & McCall Drop the Mic on Meet N Greets ahead of USU's End of Year Bash. They'll be lucky enough to get to meet Flor, Us the Duo and New Politics. After establishing himself as a concert expert last week, Producer Butterz is back to give advice. Who all have the three met? Is there any advice for not looking like a goof during a meet and greet? Which one of AJ or McCall has never actually been part of a meet and greet before? 

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AJ & McCall Drop The Mic: Justin Timberlake Concert

AJ & McCall Drop the Mic on the Justin Timberlake concert. Both went last night, it was amazing, and the reason why both are dragging today. Producer Butterz joins the podcast to talk about concerts, some of our favorites and etiquette. Where does JT rank in all the concerts they have seen? Do you stand at concerts? Is it okay to record videos at shows? McCall and Producer Butterz break down what they think of the venues in Utah. And what concerts is everyone wanting to see and looking forward to?

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AJ & McCall Drop The Mic: 20 Years of VFX

AJ & McCall Drop the Mic on VFX's 20 years. It is a delayed special edition after our birthday because we wanted to give you a chance to share your favorite memories of VFX too. AJ & McCall brought Producer Butterz back since he has been part of the station for a majority of the time. What are his favorite memories? Who has a bunch of memories that didn't happen on air? Thank you to all who share their favorite memories at our party and on Facebook!

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AJ & McCall Drop The Mic: AJ & McCall

AJ & McCall Drop the Mic on AJ & McCall. Drop the Mic has seen a lot of episodes about AJ & McCall and their goals, careers and relationships, but what about the AJ & McCall show? They enlist Producer Butterz to tell the tale that he has seen as we approach 10 months of AJ & McCall together as a morning show team. Who got the owner's attention for a rough first day? Who didn't get to eat lunch their first day because they were rushed out? Lots of stories from the early days of AJ & McCall are coming from Producer Butterz.

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AJ & McCall Drop The Mic: Moving

AJ & McCall Drop the Mic on moving. Both AJ & McCall have made big moves in their lives that they consider key to where they're at right now and the success they've had. One of the first Drop the Mic podcasts was on Taking Risks and this sort of a sequel. One of them even had a move 'blow it up' in their faces and still considered it an extremely memorable experience that was positive. Why do AJ & McCall think you should move and take those risks? Is their fluidity something common among friends and family? 

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AJ & McCall Drop the Mic: Worldwide Cuisine

AJ & McCall Drop the Mic on worldwide cuisine. Several friends join this podcast; from the Newsroom Mitch Henline, Videographer Denise and Producer Butterz to try cuisine from around the world. Mitch did his mission in the Caribbean and brings his expertise as the group tries food from the area, Louisiana and from across the globe with a few Asian dishes. Do you have friends or family that 'know what they like' which is of course code for not trying anything new? That's Producer Butterz and several of AJ's friends and family so everyone will take their taste buds on a trip and see what they think.

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AJ & McCall Drop the Mic: Something New

AJ & McCall Drop the Mic on trying something new! McCall's Dancing with the Relay Stars partner Kehler is in to let us know how everything was behind the scenes. How difficult was it to teach McCall the dance routine? Where does the challenge of doing a dance stack up in the challenges she has faced in her first year on VFX? How did AJ & McCall's experience compare one year apart? 

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AJ & McCall Drop the Mic: Fitness

AJ & McCall Drop the Mic on fitness. We're very happy to have Camille from the Sports Academy in to talk fitness. She's also McCall's personal trainer. What are some tips to getting healthier? What about staying on goal? In an age of a ton of misinformation, what are the biggest things people believe that aren't true? Anyone else already off their New Year's Resolution? 

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AJ & McCall Drop the Mic: Official Utahn

AJ & McCall Drop the Mic on being an official Utahn. AJ has lived in Logan for more than a year and thought he achieved at least a little bit of official Utahn status when he drove through Logan Canyon, while snowing, during Christmas. McCall says there's a lot more to it than that. Jello, hiking, pronunciation, what are the things that make you an official Utahn?

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AJ & McCall Drop the Mic: Family Gets Even

AJ & McCall Drop the Mic on themselves. They're honest all the time and that includes sharing embarrassing stories of their friends and family, so they get a chance to turn the tables this week. What do their families think they do for their jobs and what questions do they have? And of course the siblings, parents and significant other get to share stories of AJ & McCall to even it out. Who lost a tooth and thought it was rock in their mouth? Who took candy from a store?

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AJ & McCall Drop the Mic: Christmas Meaning

AJ & McCall Drop the Mic on the meaning of Christmas. What does it mean to them now? What about when they were kids? What changed it for them? For AJ it has been something that has come in phases, and McCall has had a personal connection with Christmas for a very long time. There's a story shared that hasn't been said out loud before, and yes there are tears shed.

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AJ & McCall Drop the Mic: Random December

AJ & McCall Drop the Mic on a random podcast. It's a special edition of Drop the Mic. The sound of the Lil John goat means it's a random podcast with any topic and featuring anyone wandering through the hallway. Thank you to our two engineers Denise and Kevin and videographer Dominic for being in the hallway this week. AJ & McCall, and guests, talk about Christmas, movies, the zombie apocalypse, film making, improv comedy and even their show.

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AJ & McCall Drop the Mic: What If

AJ & McCall Drop the Mic on the question that plagues us all at some point in our lives. What if...? What if I had done better in school? What if I never get married? Both very happy where they are in life but admit the questions that keep them thinking and wondering about other possibilities, including the 'What if' question that fuels them to get to where they want to be. It gets personal this week ladies and gents.

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AJ & McCall Drop the Mic: Inside Jokes

AJ & McCall Drop the Mic on their inside jokes. We try hard not to mention them on air, but we can't help it. In fact there's an unspoken competition among the VFX staff to be the first one to crack the joke on the others, so they're just a reflex, so AJ & McCall can't help it some times when they just firing them off. So the obvious solution is to let everyone in! Have you seen the YouTube channel the Key of Awesome, we love them. What about DNCE, Kevin the engineer, the jokes we crack on each other, including AJ saying dumb things and McCall's inability to pay attention. And why the VFX staff can't get things done in a timely manner. *hint hint the server is down*

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AJ & McCall Drop the Mic: Paranormal Utah

AJ & McCall Drop the Mic on paranormal happenings and stories around Cache Valley. Huge thanks to our special guest John Olsen who is the author of Stranger Bridgerland. John has collected all kinds of stories on ghosts, monsters and aliens and is currently working on a second book. He reflects on growing up in a haunted house and answers and explains different types of phenomena. Ghosts? Big Foot? Blacked Kids? All this and more are addressed.

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AJ & McCall Drop the Mic: Dealing with Criticism

AJ & McCall Drop the Mic on dealing with negativity and criticism. They don't at all consider themselves very much in the public eye, but meet and interact with a lot of people every day. A common question they run in to is how do you deal with negativity? AJ & McCall use specific examples they've run in to and give advice on dealing with criticism and just negative comments.

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AJ & McCall Drop the Mic: Wish We Knew Credit

With AJ & McCall going around to all these high schools they've really been thinking about things they wish they knew when they were younger. How to handle finances and credit has always been a big one. McCall reflects on her time as a banker to talk about some of the common pitfalls for kids while AJ talks about how he handles his credit cards and student loans responsibly.

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