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  • A Fire Inside Out - Dissecting AFI's Days of the Phoenix & 336 EPs

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    Hey everybody! Thanks for continuing to listen to my AFI-focused podcast with the great Jeff Cork. We're up to the year 2002 in our trek to analyze and discuss all of AFI's releases and this week we're covering a couple of EPs. Starting out with the Days of the Phoenix EP and the wonderful Winter's Tale, we eventually get into the new era of AFI with the mysterious 336 EP. It's the beginning of a new era for the band and we're excited to talk about everything in the future. More

    Jeff Cork and Ben Hanson discuss a couple of shorter AFI releases before the big wave of Sing the Sorrow next week.

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  • A Fire Inside Out - Dissecting AFI's Art of Drowning

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    In this podcast episode, Jeff Cork and Ben Hanson talk about every nook and cranny of AFI's Art of Drowning album from 2000.

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  • A Fire Inside Out - Dissecting All Hallow's E.P.

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    On this episode of the podcast, Cork and Hanson cover AFI's EP from 1999 that features The Boy Who Destroyed The World and Total Immortal.

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  • A Fire Inside Out - Dissecting Black Sails In The Sunset

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    Jeff Cork and Ben Hanson discuss the band AFI's masterpiece album from 1999 Black Sails in the Sunset.

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  • A Fire Inside Out - Dissecting A Fire Inside EP

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    Our own podcastomania continues this week as Jeff Cork and I release an abbreviated episode that covers the band AFI's A Fire Inside EP. It's a shorter episode, but our first EP dissection is an interesting one that features a couple of bold covers from The Cure and The Misfits. Thanks for following along with the show and leaving your comments below, we'll see you next Monday with the next episode covering the monumental Black Sails in the Sunset. More

    Ben Hanson and Jeff Cork cover their first EP from the band AFI in this bite-sized episode of the A Fire Inside Out podcast.

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  • A Fire Inside Out - Dissecting Shut Your Mouth And Open Your Eyes

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    Welcome back to the year 1997. Jeff Cork and I rewind the clock in this episode of our podcast covering the band AFI to discuss the album Shut Your Mouth and Open Your Eyes. We really appreciate the feedback on the show so far, we have a lot of fun recording it and live to see comments below that share your thoughts on the band, album, or what you were up to in the year 1997. Thanks for listening and we hope you enjoy the episode! More

    Jeff Cork and Ben Hanson discuss the ins and outs of AFI's third album, debuting in 1997.

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  • Twilight Highlight Zone - Jumping Death Ship

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    Jeff Cork and Ben Hanson return for a new episode of our podcast covering The Twilight Zone, but it has a twist...

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  • A Fire Inside Out - Dissecting Very Proud Of Ya

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    Jeff Cork and Ben Hanson discuss the band AFI's 1996 punk rock album Very Proud of Ya.

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  • A Fire Inside Out - Dissecting Answer That And Stay Fashionable

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    Last week Jeff Cork and I kicked off the successor to our Twilight Highlight Zone podcast by announcing A Fire Inside Out, a show where we break down each and every album from the band AFI. This week we're finally getting into the meat of the podcast. In our first real episode, we discuss AFI's first full-length album from 1995 called Answer That And Stay Fashionable. Fans of movie samples and some fast punk rock should find something to enjoy here, other than hearing Jeff Cork's extensive thoughts on marriage. More

    Jeff Cork and Ben Hanson formally kick off their new podcast by breaking down the band AFI's first album from 1995, it's fast and more punk rock than you'd think.

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  • Introducing A Fire Inside Out - Our New AFI Dissection Podcast

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    Years ago, Jeff Cork and I recorded a podcast that broke down and dissected each and every episode of The Twilight Zone. It was a great time and we've been looking for our next great analytical adventure ever since. Today we're happy to finally announce our next project, and we hope you're ready for a new journey. We're leaving behind the dimension of sight and mind and focusing on sound. There's this band named AFI that you might be familiar with; I'm a big fan and Jeff Cork has never heard them in his life. As the ultimate audio odd couple, we're going to discuss every album that the band released and note the changes along the way. We apologize to those of you that were expecting another classic sci-fi TV show, but even if you don't know or like the band we think that this will be an approachable way to have a weekly general discussion of evolving bands and musical taste. More

    Ben Hanson and Jeff Cork debut their follow-up to The Twilight Highlight Zone podcast and explain why and how they're dissecting the band AFI's full discography.

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  • Take A Video Tour Of The Last Four E3s

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    I love producing the show floor tours of E3 every year. This upcoming show will be my fifth, and I wanted to take a little stroll down memory lane and bundle together all of the previous video tours. Check out the videos below to see how the show has changed and Ben Reeves' humor hasn't. More

    I love producing the show floor tours of E3 every year. This upcoming show will be my fifth, and I wanted to take a little stroll down memory lane and bundle together all of the previous video tours. Check out the videos below to see how the show has... More
  • My Top 10 Game Informer Videos Of 2014

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    Video producer Ben Hanson runs down and shares the back-story of his favorite pieces of Game Informer video content from 2014.

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