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The Basement Surge

86 EpisodesProduced by The Basement StudioWebsite

Hang out in the basement as we talk about video games, movies, family life and anything awesome that happens during the week. The guys have a lot of knowledge to drop, so hit that subscribe button to have some laughs.

86 Episodes | 2020 - 2022

Interview with a Border Patrol Agent

October 24th, 2022

53:34

John's schedule prevented him from recording an episode this week. So he went into the vault and pulled this gem. In this throwback episode of The …

There's a Chicken in the Basement

October 17th, 2022

1:09:38

In this weeks episode, Chicken from Big Buckin Empire joins him in the basement! They talk about scotch and camping...mostly scotch. 

It's great to be back everyone, share this episode with everyone you know to grow …

Confessions of a Deli Boy

October 10th, 2022

23:29

John had something to get off his chest. He talks about his job working at a deli and the do's and don'ts of customer etiquette. He also talks about how Mexicans are not stealing our jobs!

It's great to be back …

Welcome Back To The Basement!

October 3rd, 2022

1:00:02

THE BASEMENT SURGE IS BACK! After 6 long months of being silent, the show is back with a vengeance! On this premiere episode of Season 5, John talks to Brendan from Dads Worldwide about what he's been doing for 6 months …

Streaming Watchlist | Watch These in 2022

March 7th, 2022

29:13

John and Frank break down the best shows to watch on all streaming platforms. A good amount of them are on Amazon Prime but we touch on Netflix and HBO Max too. 

Subscribe to the show and check out the rest of the …

Conspiracy Friday - Chemtrails

March 4th, 2022

38:53

John and Heather break down what the difference is between a chemtrail and a contrail and what the government has to do with it. Are they polluting …

Survival of the Fittest

February 28th, 2022

39:32

John and Frank talk about a couple different things during this episode. Products they love, they're morning and nightly routines and a hilarious Pod Decks segment. They also go into their top 10 survival gear items for …

The Matrix Surged

February 7th, 2022

28:16

John and Frank talk about the new Matrix movie, Matrix Resurrections. The guys give you a break down of the movie and leave you with their final reviews.

Subscribe to the guys and check out their shows.

Thank you for …

Serial Killer Vets and the Boyscouts

January 17th, 2022

1:27:08

John hangs out with Brendan (Dads Worldwide) and Jeff (Jeff Needs Sports) to talk about camping. They talk about their most memorable camping experiences. Jeff shares about a serial killer veterinarian and Brendan talks …

Interview with a Three Year Old

January 10th, 2022

9:22

John sits down with his daughter Olivia who is a quiet three year old. This episode was created for fun and she looked super cute on camera, so go …

Comic Books Live on Twitter Spaces

November 8th, 2021

37:59

John and Frank talk to Andrew from "We Podcast You" on Twitter Spaces about comic books. What the best villains are and john makes an announcement about Legacy Comix!

Andrew also runs a podcast called "GFF Podcast" and …

The Return of Derek Duvall

November 1st, 2021

48:46

Long time fan of The Surge, Derek Duvall has returned! He wanted to come on the show and catch up with the guys! They talk about podcasting, getting guests and BBQ tips.

You can listen to The Derek Duvall Show here:
Apple …

The Halloween Special | A Surging Halloween

October 31st, 2021

23:26

John and Frank get in the holiday spirit...of Halloween this year and talk about what it was like growing up in Brooklyn during this spooky time of …

New York Comic Con and DC Fandome Review

October 25th, 2021

38:51

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Frank talks about his recent visit to New York City Comic Con and the guys review the trailers from DC Fandome.

You can watch the DC Fandome Trailers here:
Black …

Let's Play Catch Up!

August 23rd, 2021

31:52

It's been a little while since the guys put out an episode so let's play catch up!

Get your copy of Condrey!

Thank you for listening!

WATCH the vodcast HERE!

Visit our website HERE!

We put out new podcast episodes every …

Dreams of a Child | Comic Books & Podcasting

July 5th, 2021

46:41

In this episode John and Frank talk about what they wanted to be when they grew up and comic books.

Thank you for listening!

WATCH the vodcast HERE!

Visit our website HERE!

We put out new podcast episodes every Monday …

Season 4 Premiere! - Life Altering Events

June 28th, 2021

37:32

In this episode John and Frank celebrate the beginning of season 4! In between seasons some life altering events have happened to the guys and they talk a little about it. Make sure to hit that subscribe button!

Thank …

It's a Boy! Baby Levi Makes His Debut!

June 7th, 2021

5:10

In this micro-episode, John announces the birth of baby Levi! Both him and Jamie are doing amazing and can't wait to get home!

Levi Anselmo Diehl
Born: June 4th at 11:50 pm
7 pounds 1 ounce
20 inches long
Blue eyes
One …

The Resident Evil Series

May 31st, 2021

42:55

In this episode John and Frank go over the Resident Evil Series! They start from the beginning and go all the way through Resident Evil Village.

Thank you for listening!

Join the EXCLUSIVE Surge Community on Locals.com

Social Fridays | Twitter Spaces with Dads Worldwide and Dadnarok!

May 28th, 2021

38:34

This week John is sitting down with Brendan from Dads Worldwide and Chris from Dadnarok on Twitter Spaces to talk how our week is going in the podcasting world. We just basically catch up and joke around. Get your own …

The Basement Update

May 24th, 2021

38:04

John and Frank talk about what coming up next from the Surge. We have a lot of things planned for the future of the show! First thing this summer is to do The Mission for The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's …

Back to the Future with Michael J. Fox!

May 17th, 2021

31:52

John and Frank go back to the future in this episode all about Michael J. Fox! They talk about his best movies and tv shows and his mission against Parkinson's.

Thank you for listening!

WATCH the vodcast HERE!

Visit our …

Social Fridays | Twitter Spaces with Jeff Hunt

May 14th, 2021

1:06:26

Thank you for watching our first episode of Social Fridays! This week I'm sitting down with Jeff Hunt on Twitter Spaces to talk how our week is going in the podcasting world. We also chat with a couple of new friends …

Live Long and Prosper | Star Trek Overview

May 10th, 2021

33:04

In this episode John and Frank talk Star Trek. The original, The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine and Voyager. The guys break down who's the best captain and share their favorite memories from the franchise.

Thank you …

John and the Tale of the Broken Shoulder!

May 3rd, 2021

19:34

In this episode Frank is missing, so John talks about how he broke his shoulder and what's been going on in the basement.

Thank you for listening!

A&E WWE Legends of the Basement!

April 19th, 2021

27:45

John and Frank talk wrestling again only this time it's about the A&E Special WWE Legends! The first week they talk about Stone Cold which …

Goin' Old Skool with John and Frank in the Basement!

April 12th, 2021

34:07

John and Frank bring back the old format from season 1 of TBS. They talk about going live on Facebook for the first time and the fun they had in the …

Godzilla vs. Kong | King of King's

April 5th, 2021

30:26
John and Frank talk about the new Gozilla vs. Kong movie released on HBO Max! They give their predictions of who they think will win and Frank proposes an idea I don't think anyone sees coming.

Thank you for listening!

Our Hopes and Dreams for a Better Summer!

March 29th, 2021

34:51

John and Frank talk about their plans for the summer! Spring is upon us and the guys have huge plans. Someone's getting married, one's having a kid and they're both drinking. Major plans in the months ahead.

Thank you …

Justice For All | Zach Snyder's Justice League Review!

March 22nd, 2021

56:30

John and Frank break down key scenes in Zach Snyder's Justice League! It's a four hour epic that will bring tears to your eyes. John and Frank both …

LIVE Let's Talk About Justice League, WandaVision and Blizzard Games!

March 8th, 2021

49:44

John and Frank record their latest episode in front of a live studio audience. They talk about everything they're excited about. Justice League, Blizzard Games and WandaVision!

Thank you for watching!

We put out new …

Do You Smell What The Surge Is Cookin'?!

March 1st, 2021

39:56

John and Frank got their hands on some Teremana! So they decided to do an episode all about Dwayne The Rock Johnson...our next future president. They go over some highlights from his career and start a new segment …

Retro Gaming with Patrick Hickey Jr.

February 22nd, 2021

1:14:33

Hang out with John and Frank as they talk with Patrick Hickey Jr. about all of their favorite video games from the past. We talk NES, SNES, Sega and more as we reminisce about our glory days.

Check out Patrick's work and …

Our Addiction to World of Warcraft!

February 15th, 2021

48:00

Hang out with John and Frank as they talk about their days of playing World of Warcraft. Starting with Warcraft III the guys were hooked.

Thanks for listening everyone! Watch the VODCAST on our official Youtube channel

1 Year Anniversary | Rebranding the Podcast!

February 7th, 2021

40:25

WE MADE IT 1 YEAR!! John and Frank talk about the past year of podcasting and what they plan on doing in the next year. They've seen what you guys like and they're going to give you more! So stay tuned, subscribe and …

Hide and Go F&#k Yourself with Derek Duvall

February 1st, 2021

40:30

John and Frank sit down with Dereck from The Derek Duvall Show to shoot the breeze. Derek tells us about his journey in the podcasting world and the future of his show. All while making movie references John knows …

We Turned 50! Damn We're Getting Old.

January 25th, 2021

35:06

John and Frank celebrate their 50th episode by none other than talking about getting old. Thank you to everyone who tuned in every week and helped …

The DC Cinematic Universe with Dadnarok!

January 18th, 2021

1:11:56

John and Frank finally let the guys from Dadnarok into the basement to talk about the status of the DC Cinematic Universe. They breakdown everything from Man of Steel to Wonder Woman 1984.

Check out Dadnarok here...

Goodbye 2020 | The Boys Are Back!

January 11th, 2021

57:49

John and Frank are back for season 3! Listen to them talk about the good things that came out of 2020 and what they most look forward to in the new year. They call a couple friends and ask them about the warranties on …

S2 Bonus Ep. 2: Gaming with Patrick Hickey Jr.

January 4th, 2021

58:30

I hung out with Patrick Hickey Jr., gaming extraordinaire! Patrick wrote a series of books called "The Minds Behind the Games" and we got a chance to talk about them. He also runs a website ReviewFix.com and

S2 Bonus Ep. 1: "I'm F*&$ng Superman!" | Interview with Jeff East

January 4th, 2021

28:37

Huge thank you to Kenny Scott Guffey from the podcast "Beam Me Up Scotty" for letting me co-host and interview Jeff East on our first collaborative …

S2E20 - Gobble! Gobble! | A Basement Thanksgiving

November 30th, 2020

27:48

In this episode John and Frank talk about their Thanksgiving holiday and the copious amounts of food they ate.

This vodcast is available on our …

S2E19 - A New York Minute

November 9th, 2020

24:38

In this episode John and Frank talk about their morning routines and what it's like travelling on New York City Subways.

This vodcast is available on our Youtube channel HERE!

Thank you for listening! 

We put out new …

S2E18: Top 5 Game Series Playstation 4 - Part 4

November 2nd, 2020

48:44

In this episode John and Frank talk about their top 5 games from Playstation 4. The games they loved to play countless hours of and a couple honorable mentions.

This vodcast is available on our Youtube channel HERE!

Thank …

S2E17: Top 5 Game Series Playstation 3 - Part 3

October 19th, 2020

34:52

In this episode John and Frank talk about their top 5 games from Playstation 3. The games they loved to play countless hours of and a couple honorable mentions.

This vodcast is available on our Youtube channel HERE!

Thank …

S2E16: Top 5 Game Series Playstation 2 - Part 2

October 5th, 2020

28:35

In this episode John and Frank talk about their top 5 games from Playstation 2. The games they loved to play countless hours of and a couple honorable mentions.

This vodcast is available on our Youtube channel HERE!

Thank …

S2E15: Recorded LIVE | Top 5 Video Game Series - Playstation 1 - Part 1

September 28th, 2020

44:29

This episode was recorded live in front of a Facebook audience.

In this episode John and Frank talk about their top 5 games from Playstation 1. The games they loved to play countless hours of and a couple honorable …

S2E14: Streaming Overload | Vodcast

September 21st, 2020

28:09

In this episode John and Frank talk about all the different streaming services that are available and the frustration of not finding anything to watch.

This vodcast is available on our Youtube channel HERE!

Thank you for …

S2E13: In The Kitchen With John & Frank | Vodcast

September 14th, 2020

28:57

In this episode John and Frank talk all about food. The food they loved as kids and how they make it today. They'll go over some classic recipes and John just won't let go of the pig's feet.

Thank you for listening! 

We …

S2E12: Why So Serious?

September 7th, 2020

24:00

John and Frank get serious in this episode as they tackle a serious subject. Anxiety. They both have it and decided to open up about it. If you have any anxiety triggers do not listen and come back next week when they …

S2E11: POD DECKS to the Rescue! | VODCAST available on Youtube!

August 31st, 2020

22:27

John and Frank made an oops this week. They were unprepared for recording an episode but POD DECKS came through! They used their Episode Deck for talking points during the show.

Thank you for listening! 

We put out new …

S2E10: Downtime - I'm an Old Fashioned Kinda Guy!

August 24th, 2020

29:25

John and Frank talk about what they do in their downtime...it may have to do with alcohol and video games. 

Thank you for listening! 

We put out new …

S2E5: Gameshow! How Well Do You Know Your Cohost?!

August 17th, 2020

18:48

Heather guest hosts as John & Frank go head to head to see who knows who better. Maybe the guys don't know each other that well...even after 25 years.

Thank you for listening! 

We put out new podcast episodes every …

Tabletop Edition: Ep 4 - Do you Have a Clue?!

August 14th, 2020

23:13

John and Frank talk about their days of playing Clue and how much of a cheater John was. The guys dive into the game with a little history and …

S2E4: They're Action Figures, NOT DOLLS!!

August 10th, 2020

24:54

John and Frank talk about all the cool stuff they collected and played with as kids. Some toys they still have! Plus, the guys go over the things …

Tabletop Edition: Ep 3 - Magic the Gathering Green Elf Deck | Basement Gaming Gods!

August 7th, 2020

21:00

John and Frank go into detail about Frank's unbeatable green Elf deck. Frank has dominated matches at home and in tournaments with this deck.

We put out new podcast episodes every Monday and Friday available on whatever …

S2E3: Moving On Up! | Living the Gypsy Podcaster Life!

August 3rd, 2020

25:12

John and Frank talk about all the times they've moved in their lives...and there's been a lot. From moving to Florida to lugging sixteen boxes of books to another state, the guys have been around.

Thank you for …

Tabletop Edition: Ep 2 - Magic the Gathering Blue/White Deck | Basement Gaming Gods!

July 31st, 2020

23:05

John and Frank go into detail about John's legendary Blue/white mill deck. John controlled a lot of matches with this deck with Cancels and …

S2E1: Welcome Back from Podcation!

July 27th, 2020

30:30

Welcome to the season 2 premiere! Hang out with John and Frank in the Basement as they talk about what they did on their podcation. Frank got a new …

S2E2: High School: Reality vs Fantasy | TV Shows Did Not Prepare Us for the Real World!

July 27th, 2020

32:43

Hang out with John and Frank in the basement as they reminisce about high school. They talk about the different tv shows and movies that they watched …

Tabletop Edition: Ep 1 - Let's Play Some Games!

July 27th, 2020

29:31

In our premiere episode of The Basement Surge: Tabletop Edition, John and Frank discuss what the show will be about moving forward. They'll talk about the games they play and tell you what they think about them. They'll …

S1 Bonus: An Evening with Fat Drunk and Stupid!

July 27th, 2020

1:44:39

John spent the evening talking to Rob from Fat, Drunk and Stupid. They spoke about random stuff and a couple hot topics in the news. They also shared their thoughts on podcasting.

Pod Decks!
Unique podcast interview …

Season 1 Finale | John & Frank Recap the Season!

July 6th, 2020

46:51

Join John and Frank in the Basement as they recap their first season. They talk about what it was like to start a podcast and what some of their favorite episodes were. You'll hear clips from previous shows as the guys …

Jaws Just Won't Die! Movie Series Review of the Century!

June 29th, 2020

52:41

Join John and Frank in the Basement with Jeff from Jeff Needs Help as they talk about the movie series Jaws! Jeff defends Jaws and feels that Jaws was hunted down and persecuted unjustly throughout the films. Frank just …

Being a Dad with Dad's Worldwide! | Happy Father's Day!

June 22nd, 2020

1:14:36

Join John and Frank in the Basement with Brendan and Jim from Dad's Worldwide as they talk about being a dad. They go over putting furniture together for your kids and the thousand times they drop the allen keys! They …

Things To Do Before I Die!

June 15th, 2020

52:15

Join John and Frank in the Basement as they talk about their bucket lists! Find out what the guys want to do before they're on the wrong side of the grass. You'll never guess what John said he'd like to do...Frank …

The Quarantined Podcasters!

June 8th, 2020

52:47

Join John and Frank in the Basement as they talk about being a quarantined podcaster in the recent months. They'll talk about what they've been doing, what shows they've been binging on Netflix and what video games …

Dragon Ball Z!

June 1st, 2020

58:38

Join John, Frank and Mike in the Basement as they talk about Dragonball Z! They break down saga by saga one of the greatest anime's ever made. The guys argue about which hero was stronger and reminisce about their …

DC vs Marvel!

May 25th, 2020

59:33

Join John and Frank...and their brother MIKE in the Basement as they talk about DC vs Marvel! Everything from the comics to the movies and everything in between! This is the final episode in the DC vs Marvel series that …

The Marvel Universe!

May 18th, 2020

1:05:45

Join John and Frank...and their brother MIKE in the Basement as they talk about the Marvel Universe! Everything from the comics to the movies and everything in between! This Marvel episode is the second in the Marvel vs …

The DC Universe!

May 11th, 2020

1:12:29

Join John and Frank...and their brother MIKE in the Basement as they talk about the DC Universe! Everything from the comics to the movies and everything in between! This DC episode starts the Marvel vs DC series we're …

Best 90's Video Games!

May 4th, 2020

43:57

Join John and Frank in the Basement as they talk about the best video games from the 90's! Some of the games they talk about are:

  • Zelda: Ocarina of …

Best Action Movies!

April 27th, 2020

41:57

Join John and Frank in the Basement as they talk about the best action movies and their stars from this generation. Some that made the list were Terminator, Sylvester Stallone, Jean Claude Van Damme and Bruce Lee. They …

My Generation.

April 20th, 2020

52:44

Join John and Frank in the Basement as they talk about the generational gaps between Gen X and Gen Y. The guys have notices that kids today don't know the struggles we had when we were their age. The infancy of the …

We Got Two Words For Ya!!

April 13th, 2020

52:18

Join John and Frank in the Basement as they talk about wrestling...but with attitude! This week they talk about the Attitude Era! They'll share memories of watching wrestling as kids and then acting it out on the …

Does That Baby Have a Daddy?

April 6th, 2020

35:14

Join John and Frank in the Basement as they talk about being a Dad! They share funny stories of things that have happened to them in their adventures of becoming the worlds most mediocre Dad. Plus, John talks about his …

The Zombie Apocalypse!

March 30th, 2020

45:54

Join John and Frank in the Basement as they talk about surviving a zombie apocalypse in this extra special super duper episode!! The guys cover the basics on what you'll need to survive and give you a few tips on how to …

Run, Jeff, Run!!!

March 23rd, 2020

50:45

Join John and JEFF in the Basement as they talk about running and keeping healthy in a time when we need it most. They talk about reaching that 5k goal and picking out the right shoes for it. That's right ladies! John …

Brooklyn Part II

March 19th, 2020

41:15

Join John and Frank in the Basement as they talk about old time Brooklyn some more. They talk about the different neighborhoods and working together …

Brooklyn Part I

March 16th, 2020

31:46

Join John and Frank in the Basement as they talk about old time Brooklyn. They talk a little about what it was like growing up in the hood. The …

The Episode Where Everyone Knows Your Name.

March 9th, 2020

42:18

Join John and Frank in the Basement as they talk about classic TV shows that shaped a generation and John shows off some of his singing talents. You …

Are You Pondering What I'm Pondering?

March 2nd, 2020

52:56

John and Frank talk 90's cartoons!! They talk about everything from Darkwing Duck to Dragon Ball Z and Pinky and the Brain. They chat about fond …

My Dungeons Have Dragons!

February 25th, 2020

1:26:22

In this episode, John and Frank talk Dungeons and Dragons! They go through the basics of the game including some info on Races, Classes and being a good Dungeon Master. Frank breaks down some stats on each of the …

I Believe in Magic.

February 17th, 2020

41:52

Frank and John start the table top games series with some Magic, the Gathering! In this episode they explain how to build a deck and share stories of when they played together. By the end of the episode you will …

A Deli Boy and a Court Officer Walk into a Bar.

February 10th, 2020

30:20

Hang out with John and Frank in the basement as they talk about their jobs, family and their week. John goes into describing what annoys him working at the deli and Frank confesses to being addicted to video games.

In the Beginning...

February 7th, 2020

36:14

Hang out with John and Frank in the basement as they talk about the funny moments in life. In this episode, they talk about how they met and the decade they loved the most...the 90's. 

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