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Season 1

  • S01E01 Vaping Alcohol

    • March 3, 2016

    We're serious, this is dangerous stuff -- don't try this!

  • S01E02 Hacking the Taco Bell Menu to Get up to 50% Off

    • January 28, 2016

    Brian and Jason use the Taco Bell app to re-engineer their popular foods at a cheaper price.

  • S01E03 Why You Need a Burner Phone

    • September 8, 2016

    Brian and Jason talk about the ins and outs of burner phones. Don’t get burned by using these hot tips that’ll heat up your already fire communication game. ????

  • S01E04 Homemade Gas Masks vs. Tear Gas Grenades

    • September 8, 2016

    Brian and Jason craft homemade gas masks out of readily-available materials, and put them to the test against the Fox Five Point Three tactical pepper spray grenades.

  • S01E05 7 Awful Pranks Only Satan Would Try

    • September 8, 2016

    Brian and Jason got a shipment of chemicals that could be used for pranks, not that we recommend that. The effects range from the worst of smells, to discoloration, to powder that'll stop you in your tracks.

  • S01E06 Crack a Bullwhip and Do Tricks Like a BOSS

    • September 8, 2016

    The Alfredo Boys are at it again, learning how to crack whips with the help of John "THE WHIP" Maverick. They go over how whipcracking works, the origins of it as a stage performance, and technique for actually doing it. Be warned though, whips hurt and Jason can attest to that. Don't hurt yourself or others.

  • S01E07 Making Disposable Camera Tasers

    • September 8, 2016

    Brian and Jason take a generic disposable camera with a flash, rip it open and convert it into a taser. Sincerely: don't do this. We hope you're entertained by our idiocy, but electricity is nothing to be played with. You can seriously injure or even kill yourself. Please be responsible, since we'd like to keep making this series

  • S01E08 Making a Prison Spear

    • September 8, 2016

    Brian and Jason heard that "prison spears" are a thing, so they attempt to make one using only newspaper, a pillowcase, and a kitchen spoon. WARNING: Do not attempt. Dangerous weapons are dangerous. No. Seriously. This is a weapon. DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME. Or in prison. Or in the produce section. Sure, that melon had it coming, but you should be more forgiving than Brian and Jason. Newspapers are for reading and sometimes for lining your bird's cage. DO NOT MAKE STABBY THINGS.

  • S01E09 Creating REAL HALLUCINATIONS Without Drugs

    • September 8, 2016

    Brian and Jason set out on a journey of self-discovery by forcing their brains to make sense of the chaos that is their lives, or something. It's the Ganzfeld effect! If you're asking yourself if you should have your eyes open or closed, well rest assured you will need them open. Go ahead, try this at home! Finally, this episode isn't about dangerous illegal weapons. (Although in some ways, your brain is the most dangerous weapon of them all.)

  • S01E10 Flip Open a Butterfly Knife Like a Gentleman Bastard

    • September 8, 2016

    Jason's always wanted to learn how to use a butterfly knife, and it just so happens Brian has used one for years. So Brian walks Jason step by step through a basic flip open and close. BE SAFE AND ALSO DON'T DO ILLEGAL THINGS. Seriously, there are a bunch of varied regional laws concerning butterfly knives in particular. Don't play with knives and always leave a note.

  • S01E11 Making an Award-Winning Martini (Shaken Is a Lie!)

    • September 8, 2016

    Brian and Jason learn the truth behind "shaken not stirred," and then get some help to make Esquire's favorite martini.

  • S01E12 Making an Insane Smoke Bomb

    • September 8, 2016

    Using just granulated sugar and potassium nitrate, Brian and Jason make a smoke bomb potent enough to flood the garage. Please do not attempt. Or if you do, make sure it's under supervision of a pro, and with proper safety precautions.

  • S01E13 Decrypting Soviet-Era Space Messages With a Cell Phone

    • September 8, 2016

    Brian and Jason remotely transmit photos over a set of walkie talkies utilizing narrowband technology from the 1950s.

  • S01E14 Making the Perfect Manhattan

    • September 8, 2016

    Brian and Jason learn how to make a proper Manhattan.

  • S01E15 Sculpting with Chainsaws and Flamethrowers (with Griffon Ramsey)

    • September 9, 2016

    Brian and Jason bring in a chainsaw artist to learn how to sculpt wood. This should probably go without saying, but chainsaws are literally designed to cut through things so they're probably pretty dangerous. Don't use one if you aren't trained or under the supervision of a professional who knows what they're doing.

  • S01E16 Taste Tripping

    • September 9, 2016

    Brian and Jason are the baddest MFers (miracle fruiters) around.

  • S01E17 Making an Old Fashioned

    • September 9, 2016

    Brian and Jason learn how to make an old fashioned.

  • S01E18 How to Decode Utility Graffiti (Those Spray-Painted Codes on Streets)

    • September 9, 2016

    Brian and Jason reveal the meaning behind the symbols and markings found all over the city.

  • S01E19 The Truth Behind the Battery Drop Test

    • September 9, 2016

    Brian and Jason heard that a battery's charge can be tested by just dropping it, so they get to the bottom of whether it works and why.

  • S01E20 How to Make Supercooled Cryofluid (Homemade Liquid Nitrogen)

    • September 9, 2016

    Brian and Jason make cryogenic fluid by supercooling isopropyl alcohol with dry ice, and are obligated to freeze and shatter things. If for whatever reason you decide to make some psycho soup for yourself, take safety precautions and understand that this is some dangerous stuff. You definitely don't want to consume anything frozen with this stuff, you don't want to be anywhere near touching this stuff, and at the end of the day you probably just don't even want to make it.

  • S01E21 Why Backmasking Sounds Like The Devil

    • September 9, 2016

    Raised under the fear of ever-looming satan music, Brian and Jason figure out where these hidden messages come from and why they work.

  • S01E22 Does Hot Oil Really Cut Glass?

    • September 9, 2016

    Brian and Jason saw a video where you fill a jar with water and oil, heat the oil and the glass cuts--so naturally they brought out the torch.

  • S01E23 Cooking Steaks with Thermite

    • September 9, 2016

    It's sweltering in Texas, but Brian and Jason make it even hotter with thermite. Turns out volatile exothermic reactions are perfect for cooking some good old fashioned thermeat... Say, let's all thank Squarespace for making this possible! Start your free trial today at http://squarespace.com/rogue and enter offer code "ROGUE" to get 10% off your first purchase. Don't make thermite, light it, cook meat on it, look at it, or even think about it without a professional science person there to help you not die around it.

  • S01E24 Everything You Know About The Whiskey Sour Is Wrong

    • September 9, 2016

    Brian and Jason have never had a real Whiskey Sour, so Trever returns to teach them in a hidden bar.

  • S01E25 8 Best Netflix Tricks and Secrets

    • September 9, 2016

    You can't Netflix and chill without a little Netflix skill. Brian and Jason don't even know what that means, but they've got some tips.

  • S01E26 Does Booze Really Catch Fire? (Answer: It Depends.)

    • September 9, 2016

    Brian and Jason, admirers of alcohol, wonder why it never catches on fire when they want it to despite it burning uncontrollably in films.

  • S01E27 Making a Vieux Carre

    • September 9, 2016

    Brian and Jason can barely say "vieux carre," much less make one, so Trever is back to walk them through it.

  • S01E28 The Most Notorious TV Hijack of All Time

    • September 9, 2016

    One of the highest profile broadcast intrusions still remains unsolved, so Brian and Jason go over the known details of the case.

  • S01E29 How to Make the Deadly Millwall Brick in Seconds

    • September 9, 2016

    Brian and Jason heard about some rowdy football hooligans making improvised weapons out of just newspaper and rocks, so they make a deadly Millwall Brick for themselves

  • S01E30 Making the King of Tiki Drinks: The Mai Tai

    • September 9, 2016

    Brian's never had a mai tai, and Jason is... all too familiar. Trever drops in to walk them through making one step-by-step.

  • S01E31 How to Make a Hologram Display on an iPhone

    • September 15, 2016

    Brian and Jason make what's called a Pepper's ghost, an illusion dating back hundreds of years that conjure ghostly hologram-like figures.

  • S01E32 Testing a Semi-Automatic Pepper Spray Gun

    • September 23, 2016

    Brian and Jason heard there was a gun that shot pellets that explode into a cloud of pepper spray, so obviously their first idea was to shoot it near and at each other.

  • S01E33 Setting up a Pirate Radio Station

    • September 30, 2016

    Brian's life-long dream is to become a DJ, so he coerced Jason into helping him start up his unlicensed radio station.

  • S01E34 Making a Caipirinha: The National Drink of Brazil

    • October 7, 2016

    Brian and Jason have been looking for a great drink that's easy to mix, yet makes them look cultured. In steps resident bartender Trever and the national drink of Brazil, the caipirinha.

  • S01E35 What Is Ghosting?

    • October 14, 2016

    Brian and Jason have always wondered what it actually takes to wipe the slate clean and start over, so after a little digging they break down the core essentials.

  • S01E36 The Dead Drop Spike

    • October 21, 2016

    Jason was looking into spy tradecraft, like you do, and sent Brian out into the field to find a hidden dead drop.

  • S01E37 Why Do Ouija Boards Work?

    • October 28, 2016

    Steeped in horror tropes, Jason brought the telegraph of the dead to the warehouse for this decidedly spooky explanation.

  • S01E38 Making a Spicy Texas Margarita

    • November 4, 2016

    Brian keeps making garbage margaritas, so Trever's here to stop Brian from embarrassing himself (within reason) and start making spicy texas margaritas.

  • S01E39 Learning the Art of Knife-Throwing

    • November 11, 2016

    Brian and Jason just like throwing things, so they found somebody to help them make it dangerous.

  • S01E40 Easily Accessing the Hidden Deep Web

    • November 18, 2016

    Brian and Jason are no strangers to the Internet, but they've spent their entire lives floating on the surface web. Today, however, they glimpse the depths of the hidden deep web, and subsequently the dark web.

  • S01E41 Making Pruno (Prison Wine That Can Kill You)

    • November 25, 2016

    Brian and Jason fully expect Modern Rogue to land them some jail time, so they're preparing themselves by learning how to make prison wine with the barest of essentials.

  • S01E42 Making Real Nunchucks from Magazines

    • December 2, 2016

    Jason ran out of nunchucks the other day, don't ask, so he invited Brian over to help him make a set of his own.

  • S01E43 Discovering Secret 'Numbers Stations'

    • December 9, 2016

    Brian and Jason have been scanning the air waves for sstv signals for two months, but what they found was something else. An old standby from the Cold War.

  • S01E44 Understanding Beer (Featuring The Beerists)

    • December 16, 2016

    John Rubio and Grant Davis of The Beerists podcast saw some episodes of The Modern Rogue and were appalled at Brian and Jason's complete lack of alcoholic expertise, so they tailed Brian to his house and made us film them.

  • S01E45 Testing The 'Evil Russian' Push-Up Program

    • December 23, 2016

    Brian and Jason caught that episode of Spongebob where he got inflatable arms to look tough, but 2 pairs of real inflatable arms costs a ton so instead they're taking on The Evil Russian Hit The Deck Program.

  • S01E46 Hacking With SQL Injection Attacks

    • December 30, 2016

    Brian and Jason finally figured out HTML tags, so that got them thinking, what other sinister design lies just under the surface? They called up friend and hacker Jgor, who helps them understand one of the oldest security breaches in the books, the SQL injection.

Season 2

  • S02E01 Making a Negroni

    • January 6, 2017

    Brian and Jason miss their friend and bartender, Trever, dearly. It's been weeks since their last drink and they're dependent so they'll take whatever Trever gives them. Nice guy that he is, he brought them Count Negroni's namesake.

  • S02E02 Learning to Instantly Fake Guitar Skills

    • January 13, 2017

    After all these years, Jason finally broke his original Guitar Hero controller by beating Jordan, which he is adamant is still the hardest song. When he looked up he saw a guitar on his wall but had to call Brian and guitarist Mario Alvarez to figure out what it was and how to use it.

  • S02E03 Do Subliminal Messages Work?

    • January 20, 2017

    Brian and Jason got kicked out of their gated suburban community center for an illegal public broadcast of a Fight Club and They Live double-feature, so with all their now-free time they decided to program you all. Is it really free time after all?

  • S02E04 Building (and Testing) Improvised Body Armor

    • January 27, 2017

    You ever been to one of those tile stores that's mixed with a library? Turns out those are just fronts for body armor production lines. Also, Brian and Jason are dumb and you shouldn't try any of this.

  • S02E05 The Essentials to a Five-Bottle Bar

    • March 2, 2017

    "Serve them a cocktail and they'll be intoxicated for a day; teach them to convert their kitchen into a bar and they'll be intoxicated for a lifetime and you've gotten rid of the liability because they're somebody else's problem now." - famous proverb

  • S02E06 How to Cripple a Website with DDOS

    • February 10, 2017

    Brian watched a couple episodes of CSI: Cyber and it all just clicked. So in a manic digi-frenzy he rounded up Jason, Jgor, a Power Glove, and a few 3.5" floppies to really get to the bottom of... DDOS?

  • S02E07 Creating a Dust Fire Explosion

    • February 17, 2017

    Brian and Jason found a treasure map scrawled on a wizard's scroll. So they followed it to the X and there it was. One lone beam of light shone down upon an exalted paint can. That paint can was none other than Mr. Wizard's silo explosion demonstration can, so they did what they had to do.

  • S02E08 Converting Cheap Lighters into Flashbangs & Flamethrowers

    • February 24, 2017

    Brian's been professionally doing ill-advised things with lighters since before half of you were born, so now's his time to shine... so to speak. Don't smoke, don't play with fire, don't use steak knives, don't break things, don't do crime, don't do danger.

  • S02E09 Making an Aviation

    • March 3, 2017

    Brian was really excited to hear that all it takes to get a pilot's license is drink at the bar; Jason and Trever didn't have the heart to tell him.

  • S02E10 Detecting a Wire and Hidden Spy Cams

    • March 10, 2017

    Jason started getting really paranoid so we all unanimously decided to do an episode about detecting hidden microphones and cameras. For no specific reason whatsoever.

  • S02E11 Why People Still Fall for the Nigerian Email Scam

    • March 17, 2017

    Brian stumbled onto the perfect get-rich-quick scheme! Then some men in suits showed up, and this informative episode is serving as Brian's community service.

  • S02E12 Testing Ninja Stars with a Slingshot

    • March 24, 2017

    Jason had to clear his head so he went over to the Pizza Hut on Manchaca, and while on his last man in the Master Splinter fight, he realized that all it really takes to be a true ninja is the holy-coveted shuriken.

  • S02E13 Understanding Whisk(e)y

    • March 31, 2017

    Brian and Jason went pretty far into the woods to get rid of the body and no joke they found an actual wizard tower with a secret whiskey vault behind a bookcase! So I guess we're learning about the fundamentals of whiskey this week.

  • S02E14 Shattering Frozen Locks

    • April 7, 2017

    Brian put out a classified ad for a "hit man" and the guy showed up with a mallet. He was a carpenter or prop comedian or something? Brian told him about the idea for this episode and they just traded Mr. Freeze puns for an hour.

  • S02E15 Blocking a Haymaker Punch

    • April 14, 2017

    Jason was playing an unhealthy amount of Fight Night Round 3 and Brian started to get nervous with all of his haymaker talk. So Brian tracked down the one guy in Austin who could help protect him from Jason's fists of fury.

  • S02E16 Order Whiskey like a Gentleman

    • April 21, 2017

    Jason's an expert when it comes to drinking whiskey, but when Brian saw how he ordered it, he knew that he needed Daniel to intervene. "Barkeep! Hit me a dose of that 'W' my good dude, that's that good smokey sauce."

  • S02E17 Real Life Shotgun+Propane Explosions

    • April 28, 2017

    Since Brian and Jason only use thermite when they grill these days, they had a whole bunch of extra propane tanks laying around. Really the only sensible way to dispose of them was to shoot them.

  • S02E18 Making and Testing a Homemade Parabolic Mic

    • May 5, 2017

    After a year of serious deliberation, Jason finally decided to wear one of many of his goofy as hell hats from his entirely real collection, and as such, it had to be sacrificed.

  • S02E19 Choking an Attacker with Their Own Jacket

    • May 12, 2017

    Brian drew some Simpsons fan-art where it was Homer choking Bart but Bart had Jason's face. Mikal figured teaching them both how to choke each other was the only sensible solution.

  • S02E20 How to Best Enjoy a Glass of Whiskey

    • May 19, 2017

    As soon as Jason started bringing up his "world-famous whiskey-IV strategy," Daniel-san had to break his drink whiskey however you like rule. A lesson is in order.

  • S02E21 Using Credit Card Skimmers

    • May 26, 2017

    Brian noticed a real up-tick unusual purchases on his credit card statement. It was just a lot of whiskey, tacos, and... vintage pants? Obligatory: don't do crimes.

  • S02E22 How to Hit a Bull's-Eye on Your Very First Shot

    • June 2, 2017

    After terrorizing the streets of Austin with a "modified ballistics super soaker" by following the letter of the law but not the spirit, Brian and Jason were court-ordered to learn some proper gun safety and technique.

  • S02E23 Blowing up a Car

    • June 9, 2017

    Jason locked himself in his house refusing to leave until he had seen "at least 30 hours of buckwild car blasts," so that he could unlock their secrets. Brian just set up an appointment with Steve Wolf.

  • S02E24 Melting Styrofoam into Knives

    • June 16, 2017

    The Scam Stuff warehouse is filled to the brim with styrofoam packing materials. After Brian got bored with swimming in the foam pit like Scrooge, he demanded we get rid of all of the styrofoam specifically in such a way that would also give him primitive weapons. Obligatory: don't do crimes, know your nation & regional laws.

  • S02E25 Secrets of Counterfeiting and Currency

    • June 23, 2017

    Jason got pretty good at that noise DRAM makes on Cash Machine and he thought, if counterfeiting a noise was so easy, how hard could it be to do the real thing?

  • S02E26 How to Fight with a Longsword

    • June 30, 2017

    After unearthing the immaculate historical artifact commonly referred to as A Knight's Tale, Brian asked around to learn more about the sword thing. Little did he know, it was called a lance, hello. (but no the episode is about longswords)

  • S02E27 How to Perform a Wrist-Lock Takedown

    • July 7, 2017

    Brian figured that since the third Burnout was the best one and had "Takedown" in the title, our third Brazilian Jiu Jitsu episode needed a takedown of its own.

  • S02E28 Modern Rogue Launches a Patreon

    • July 11, 2017
  • S02E29 Duplicating a Key from a Photo

    • July 14, 2017

    I asked Brian if we could get a green screen and he said, "WHAT?! A GREEN THING?!" A bit incredulously I told him, "No, a green screen for chroma keying." "CHROMA GREEN KEY THINGS? OKAY, YOU GOT IT PAL!"

  • S02E30 Testing 7 Ways to Make Beer Better (Featuring the Beerists)

    • July 24, 2017

    Brian and Jason really just wanted an excuse to drink on the show, so they sold the guest slot to the highest bidder. Rubio and Grant collectively bid 16 beers.

  • S02E31 12-Year-Old Stunt Driver Teaches Drifting

    • July 28, 2017

    We all thought the sweltering Texas heat was going to kill us, that was before Brian got behind the wheel. Armed with a total training of having played Absolute Drift and talking to an intrepid 12-year-old named Dash, what's the worst that could happen?

  • S02E32 How the Gable Grip Can Save Your Life

    • August 4, 2017

    Brian walked by some teens calling some other teens "ratchet" so he asked Jason what that meant and he didn't know. So he hit up Mikal who actually did know, but he thought it would be funnier if he told them it was just a choke technique.

  • S02E33 Modding Nerf Guns into Overpowered Blasters

    • August 11, 2017

    Jason called Brian a "nerf herder," but Brian heard "nerf hoarder." After so long he just got tired of being debased as a nerf hoarder and thought that if he's going to be accused of it, he might as well enjoy the perks of hoarding nerf products. Look into your local and state laws, don't do anything stupid or illegal. At the end of the day, anything shaped like a gun will be treated like a gun. Stay safe!

  • S02E34 What to Look for When Ordering Beer

    • August 18, 2017

    You would think Brian would be pretty knowledgeable about beer having hosted a show for almost 10 years about getting beer for free, but Rubio knew something had to be done when he saw Brian constantly interrupting a bartender with, "YOUR PRODUCT IS SWILL," and "I DEMAND ANOTHER, BARSERVENT!" He just kept throwing dirty nickels down the bar trying to land them in patron's drinks, it was really uncalled for.

  • S02E35 Y0urPas5word$ucks and Here's Why

    • August 24, 2017

    Brian's "friend" hacked Jason's LotR Online account on first guess with "youshallnotpassword" and then "convinced" "Brian," who is totally not his own friend, to spearhead an episode on password security so that Jason can go back to securely hobbit frolicking or whatever else you're supposed to do in that game.

  • S02E36 Crafting Camouflaged Dead Drops

    • September 1, 2017

    Alcatraz. Only one man has ever broken out. Now five million lives depend on two men breaking in.

  • S02E37 How to Decipher State Legislation Like a Proper Gentleman

    • September 8, 2017

    I tell you what, our House of Representatives sure must play a lot of Tekken during those special sessions because boy do they know how to stun with Law.

  • S02E38 How to Fight with a Dagger

    • September 15, 2017

    Anthony came back to teach Brian and Jason how to wield a rondel dagger, because somehow they manage to hurt themselves less with that than they do with locks, whips, barrels, blocks of sealant, and countless other things.

  • S02E39 Learn 3 More Stunt Driving Techniques

    • September 22, 2017

    "Miata learn how to drift this thing, you oughta film it!" Brian authoritatively announced after the last driving episode. Maneuvers covered in this episode: the handbrake turn, u-drift, figure 8s

  • S02E40 The Classiest Jello Shot on the Planet

    • September 29, 2017

    Trever left us to travel the world so that he could be trained a lost art in forgotten tongues. He scaled snow-covered crests and traversed ancient underground labyrinths in search of the gatekeepers. It was only after finding these Chosen Few, after many months of harrowing exploration, did he come to know the One Truth. Just outside the Temple of Exile, a place and time for which Trever knew he could never return, the eldest Few lay weak on his death bed. In his final moments, he confided in Trever what would become the last words he would ever speak. He leaned over and gravely whispered in his ear, "Old fashioned... jello shots."

  • S02E41 How Speech Jamming Works

    • October 6, 2017

    Most people don't know this, but Jason was the two time back-to-back copycat world champion. He used to be able to mimic languages that hadn't been invented yet! But that all changed with the digital revolution. Suddenly people weren't so impressed with a kid from the burbs with a mouth like a mirror now that a computer could do it too, and with higher fidelity. It's been a hard road but he's finally at a place where he can talk about that experience, and maybe... even have a machine repeat him while he does it.

  • S02E42 How to Survive a Knife Attack

    • October 13, 2017

    Brian and Jason just kept yelling "KRAV MAGA!" while walking up and down populated streets in Austin until a qualified professional offered to teach them if they would just stop shouting. Should go without saying, yet here we are: don't be a jerk, use the system to defend yourself and don't just go attacking people.

  • S02E43 Understanding German Beer

    • October 20, 2017

    So Rubio had some time on his hands, and German beer in them, so he concocted a devious scheme to perfectly re-create past Beerists-Modern Rogue episodes down to everybody wearing the exact same clothes, sporting the same beard progressions, all against the warehouse in as much disarray and just as disheveled as it was four months ago -- but this time, they have the German beer to drink.

  • S02E44 Ghost Hunting TV Shows are BS (So Here's How We Made One)

    • October 28, 2017

    === [ pair_of_normal_rogues_s1e01.mkv ] === summary: This week on Pair of Normal Rogues, Brian and Jason investigate a haunted wizard tower built on sacred land. There's something off about the caretakers of the tower, have these paranormal events driven them mad? ... or are these accounts of the supernatural just a product of their madness?

  • S02E45 How to Hide Top-Secret Data in All Your Photos

    • November 3, 2017

    Jason logged onto Brian's computer to look up Brodyquest but he couldn't move the mouse without accidentally clicking on something lewd, improper, embarrassing, or incriminating. It's time Brian learned how to hide files inside of other files, for you know, safekeeping.

  • S02E46 Krav Maga vs. Assault Rifle

    • November 10, 2017

    Brian opened up the command console, typed in the code 'smurfme' which turned all the weapons blue, but then the computer turned off in the middle of a save, which they really warn you not to do, and it un-digitized all of the weapons. So what better to do with a surplus of extraordinarily blue weapons, than learn how to defend yourself against them.

  • S02E47 Modern Rogue Update: November 2017

    • November 14, 2017

    This week's episode is delayed, so now's a good time to talk about the shop and NUMBERS.

  • S02E48 Making PVC Blowguns

    • November 20, 2017

    Brian and Jason were going to make a DIY breathalyzer but they got as far as breathing into a tube when they realized they could just invent a new type of weapon. Some sort of... breathgun.

  • S02E49 Understanding Steaks and How to Cook Them

    • November 24, 2017

    Finally, the "how to get rid of a body" episode! Just kidding. ...or am I?

  • S02E50 Building a Classic Game Emulator

    • December 1, 2017

    Brian told Jason that he really wanted to do an episode on immolation. They were both pretty excited about it, but I think there must have been some miscommunication.

  • S02E51 Making a Blazing Saddles

    • December 8, 2017

    Cleavon Brittle and Gene Milder joined up with Trever to learn a cocktail of his own concoction, the Blazing Saddles.

  • S02E52 Sword and Buckler Fighting

    • December 15, 2017

    We actually looked into getting a buckler just for everyday use so Brian could finally protect his hands, unfortunately Anthony and Bryant are all too familiar of Brian's reputation so they cornered the market in advance. Their one stipulation was to sit front row for another Brian and Jason duel, this time playing for keeps. (keeping the buckler, that is)

  • S02E53 The Body Transfer Illusion

    • December 22, 2017

    After years of abuse, we finally bought Brian a new hand. But for the assimilation to be complete, he must first disown his old hand one last time.

  • S02E54 Understanding Cigars

    • December 29, 2017

    INT. DIMLY LIT ROOM -- NIGHT We see Jason standing eager, faced towards a wall. Bundles of newspaper structure the room, stalagmites of old media. Looking closer we notice he's face-to-face with a poster which appears to be crudely taped to a full-body mirror. There's an uncomfortable silence. CUT TO: over-the-shoulder, the poster is J. Jonah Jameson and the eyes are torn out. Jason's eyes are perfectly positioned in the reflection. He grabs at the poster and sheers a wedge down the face, revealing a now-lit cigar in Jason's mouth. It's an identical match. JASON (triumphant, but also kind of a whisper) Not today, Peter... No, today I become something so much more.

Season 3

  • S03E01 Making Secret Storage Compartments

    • January 5, 2018

    Brian and Jason have both authored books, so to better understand what people find valuable in them, they had to take a closer look...

  • S03E02 Making a Lemon Stun Gun

    • January 12, 2018

    $$ Modern Rogue Lemonache Stand Daily Report $$ Day 5 - Stand 1 5 stun gun discharges 8 lemons used for science 3 trips to the hardware store 0 electrical engineer guests PROFIT $4.65 ASSETS $12.91 PRESS SPACE TO CONTINUE, ESC TO END...

  • S03E03 Making a Blood and Sand

    • January 19, 2018

    Brian and Jason had to come to terms with the fact that they're old now, they were left pondering "How do we resonate with the youths?" Obviously this led to recruiting their resident 50 Cent expert, Trever, to review 50's seminal legacy: that 360/PS3 game.

  • S03E04 Firing Arrows Like a Mongolian Warrior

    • January 26, 2018

    Jason showed up in his Egyptian garb. "No! Not pharaoh, I said arrow!" Brian exclaimed. Jason then showed up in his Taxi Driver outfit. "Not De Niro, I said arrow!" Jason showed up dressed as Oliver Queen.

  • S03E05 How to Get the Most out of a Cigar

    • February 2, 2018

    What's a pirate's favorite tobacco product?

  • S03E06 Hitting a Bullseye from a Galloping Horse

    • February 9, 2018

    Voldemort and Voldelesst over here just have a bunch of brooms and one shared dream of sitting on an animal while poking a hole in something pretty far away.

  • S03E07 Improvising a Tank

    • February 20, 2018

    It goes by many names: the lunch launcher, spud spitter, potentato, savory shooter, starch slinger, mash mover, harvest howler, fry flinger, hash slinging slasher, chip chunker, and sometimes it's just simply called Charlotte.

  • S03E08 Unboxing a Bug-Out Bag

    • February 23, 2018

    It's important to be properly prepared for your one-way trip to Bug Mars. That's where the "bug out bag" comes into play! Be sure to pack plenty of durians and a study guide for your Bug Mars citizenship test.

  • S03E09 Starting Fires with Batteries

    • March 2, 2018

    Male. Early 40s. It's a grizzly scene, one we don't see often: spontaneous combustion. The block is taped off because it's procedure, but it's not really necessary here. He's encased, perfectly preserved behind a screen. It's as if he's on display, for all to see. There's a battery nearby. Nobody can figure out if the fire first caught the top of his head or his beard. He is only succeeded by one, his wife, Mrs. Willy.

  • S03E10 How to Make Your Own Mead

    • March 9, 2018

    I am so sorry, we asked Anthony to bring a multi-media presentation and he must have misread our invite as "a multi-mead presentation." We were very excited to share with you our very formal "prison life hacks" PowerPoint, but I guess it'll have to wait for now.

  • S03E11 Why People Still Fall for Phishing Scams

    • March 14, 2018

    Write phish, lament phish, read phish, sent phish. Rogue phish, gent phish, only with consent phish.

  • S03E12 Parkour Fundamentals: Landing and Rolling

    • March 23, 2018

    Brian sat down to watch that Pennsylvanian documentary where that boss and some of his employees learned parkour. He thought that was really cool and all of the employees thought the boss was pretty cool because of it, so here we are learning parkour.

  • S03E13 2 Vodka Cocktails: Harvey Wallbanger and Cosmo

    • March 30, 2018

    Mr. Harvard Wallbanger Esq. III and Dr. Cosmappel Politan sailed the seven seas and landed in Austin, TX for just one noble reason: to get cosmically smashed and teach us their sloppy, slurry ways.

  • S03E14 How to Copy a Face

    • April 6, 2018

    The incredible but true story of the one man who took things too far by volunteering for a highly experimental and controversial operation. SomeBODY once told him it couldn't be done, most everybody wanted to have none, but in the end, it all came down to one. This summer, Jason Murphy is... THE LAST SHREK.

  • S03E15 Parkour Fundamentals: Underbar and Lache

    • April 13, 2018

    It's just Baby's Day Out but Brian and Jason instead of the baby and parkour instead of Chicago.

  • S03E16 Making a DIY Ballistics Gel Human Head

    • April 20, 2018

    Bill tried to tell Jason that x-ray vision didn't really work the way that comic books had led him to believe, but he just couldn't live with the disappointment in Jason's face. So he set out to recreate every living person in ballistic gel, starting with Jason himself.

  • S03E17 Potato Cannon vs. Human Head

    • April 27, 2018

    Brian and Jason have been driving around Austin declaring themselves the Potato Pirates and they have the cannon to prove it. It's really gotten out of hand, they commandeer cars in the neighborhood yelling, "AVAST" while they throw potatoes out of the windows. They don't even have a good potato pun or anything, they literally just keep yelling the word "avast" over and over again.

  • S03E18 Building a Gaming PC

    • May 4, 2018

    Hello, youthful gaming elite. This is an instructional digital computing guide that will aid you in your conquest to overthrow the "status" quo. Only on the world wide web can you get this "level" of past knowledge colliding with present computing. Now this is a rich multi-media experience that's all that and a bag of chips!

  • S03E19 Fighting with Quarterstaffs

    • May 12, 2018

    Water. Earth. Fire. Air. Long ago the four nations lived together in harmony, then everything changed when Brian and Jason got to use quarterstaffs.

  • S03E20 Secretly Spied upon by 4 Devices

    • May 18, 2018

    Forged in the dusk of the Cold War, the pants were imbued with a mystic mistrust. It is said these pants transform their bearer into a supernaturally deceptive creature, something beyond the sum of their parts. It is within these polyester confines that a man finds himself cruel and twisted, a puppet of the pantaloon. Evil Grandpants Murphy Esq. is but a victim of this sinister stitching and seam.

  • S03E21 Huge Announcement: MR World Headquarters

    • May 25, 2018

    Basically, we’ve outgrown everything and are trying to buy seven acres out in west Austin and build the Scam Stuff/Modern Rogue World Headquarters. This would be the biggest step we’ve ever taken, and MAN we’ve got some wild ideas for it that you’re going to love. BUUUUUT, first we’ve got to come up with cash for the closing costs, and taxes just completely wiped us out last month. So we’re doing a sale this weekend. The biggest one of the year. We’re bringing back all the prices from Black Friday 2017, which I’m sure you know are the deepest discounts we ever, ever do. We’re thinking this is a win/win: we liquidate some stock, you guys make a killing on bargains, and we all get to enjoy the beginning of the next great chapter of this adventure. (Fingers crossed!) Hope to see you over at ScamStuff.com later today, and thanks for being there. You guys are really making some magic happen for us. Thanks, —Brian

  • S03E22 How Not to Dissolve a Body in Lye

    • May 25, 2018

    It's Memorial Day weekend, so you already know what it is! That's right, a good old fashioned cookout. Grab the kids, grab the psyonic wildebeest carcass, invite over all the relatives! No need to lye, it's just some basic ingredients, and everybody's dying to get a taste.

  • S03E23 5 Outrageous Con Men

    • June 1, 2018

    Never look a grift horse in the mouth.

  • S03E24 Desperate Defense: Hair Spray

    • June 5, 2018

    You find yourself in a barren room, a lone can of hair spray at your feet. You do not remember how you got there. After a brief pause, a klaxon blares throughout the room and an aggressor emerges from a shadow-engulfed corner of the room. Do you use the hair spray to defend yourself?

  • S03E25 Desperate Defense: Matches

    • June 6, 2018

    You find yourself in a red room, there is a life-sized velvet painting of a clown on the wall across from you. You find a box of matches in your one pocket. You do not remember how you got in this room. After a brief pause, Mambo No. 5 blares throughout the room and the clown from the painting drops in front of you from the ceiling like something out of Mission Impossible. It is clear he means you harm. Do you use the matches to defend yourself?

  • S03E26 Desperate Defense: Bobby Pins

    • June 7, 2018

    You find yourself in a small room, you are surrounded by incredibly life-like mannequins. You can hear one of them breathing, but you can't tell which one is real. All you have on you is a bobby pin in your hair. The breathing pauses for a beat, then the climax of O Fortuna blares as the walls to the room fall down and reveal an enormous live orchestra, they are all mannequins. Footsteps rapidly approach your location, do you even bother with the hair pin?

  • S03E27 Desperate Defense: Light Bulbs

    • June 8, 2018

    You awake to find yourself in a dark room! Your eyes begin to adjust to the glow of a red exit sign at the far end. Standing between you and the door, you can just barely identify the silhouette of what appears to be two men, one on the shoulders of the other. On your last of three wishes, you panic and wish for a light; your trickster genie hands you a single light bulb very sarcastically. She vanishes back into the dark vacuum of her lamp, which itself vanishes into the darkness of the room. Suddenly the Nokia tune plays over a low fidelity PA system, signifying the start of the tenth tournament in Mortal Kombat. Do you use this light bulb to aid you in saving the Earthrealm from Shao Kahn's reign?

  • S03E28 Throwing Cards Like a World Champion

    • June 15, 2018

    I'm afraid Brian and Jason got Rick Smith Jr. to be on the show under false pretenses. What they didn't tell him is that they have a business plan to Honey I Shrunk the Kids paying customers, gently balance them on a playing card with a custom built harness (gaffer's tape,) and hurl them towards the nearest micro-city. It's a bold step for environmental conservation efforts, but these jokers know that to deal the right hand... you have to become kings of the card.

  • S03E29 6 Unreal Prison Builds

    • June 22, 2018

    Number 7 would have been Brian and Jason's pruno.

  • S03E30 Learning 4 Awesome Card-Flinging Flourishes

    • June 29, 2018

    Forward for this episode written by Stan Lee, probably: "Greetings true believers, it is me, the one and only probably real Stan Lee! I got a new superhero, ya dig? His name is Card Throwy-Man. His superpower is a supernatural ability to do highly improbably (but not impossible!) card flourishes, and his weakness is paper cuts. If he gets a paper cut, he will die. It's a scathing indictment of the razor's edge we perpetuate as creators, a card in hand is a deck best left dealt."

  • S03E31 Improvising a PVC Bow

    • July 6, 2018

    Stone Age. Bronze Age. Iron Age. PVC Age.

  • S03E32 Can Electricity Overclock Your Brain?

    • July 13, 2018

    Brian Brushwood. Magician, exposed to inappropriate levels of brain electricity. "Electric sponges make him the world's smartest man!" I KNOW EVERYTHING!!!

  • S03E33 Solving a Crime with Bloodstain Analysis

    • July 20, 2018

    I asked Jason what his blood type was, so I could fill out his Bizarre Magic personnel file, and he said that he "preferred the red kind, but [he's] not picky." And I think Macaulay Culkin is still on the premises? Because I definitely heard a hushed Burnsian whisper, "Excellent."

  • S03E34 Surviving a Hot Pepper Gauntlet

    • July 27, 2018

    Time to put a little pepper in your stepper, a little heat in your feet, a little capsaicin dealt by Jason, a bit of burning to cry on for Brian, it'll go straight through to your pant if you're Grant, played'em all like a pawn as did John, but hey, go ahead and get that spice if it's your vice.

  • S03E35 Idiots Test Hydrogen

    • August 3, 2018

    What did Henry Cavendish really know? What was he hiding all those years ago? Hydrogen is obviously named from the latin root "Hydra," coincidence? Oh, atomic number one? That's pretty convenient if you ask me. Look, I'm just asking the tough questions here.

  • S03E36 5 System Exploiters Who Won Big

    • August 10, 2018

    5 people who took such advantage of *the system* that they could have their own tv show. It could be called Manipulating the System, and the five of them will all look like experts, and they'll... I don't know, teach you how to pack your travel bags or something.

  • S03E37 Fight Choreography with Iko Uwais & Sam Looc

    • August 14, 2018

    [extremely trailer voice] "Two men at the top of their game. With everything to lose, they put it all on the line when they get in the ring. Guided by actual professionals who know what they're doing, Brian Brushwood and Jason Murphy are... Some Old Guys Who Do Cool Guy Stuff." [SOGWDCGS text treatment slams onto screen] "We don't offer discounts on seating, even though you're only going to sit on the edge."

  • S03E38 Touring the Modern Rogue World Headquarters

    • August 18, 2018

    Brian and Jason traverse the 7-acre expanse (the 7-acre shwood?) of the new HQ, now in HD! * youtube just decided to only do 360p last time, so here we are again ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

  • S03E39 Improvising a Candle with Baby Oil and Yogurt

    • August 22, 2018

    Brian and Jason perform the Rite of Kindling on an unlikely bonfire.

  • S03E40 Razor Blade Flail

    • August 24, 2018

    The guys never got over the idea of shooting razor blades out of a nerf gun, but we just wouldn't let them. So they re-worked it in a way that doesn't just let razors fly loose, it's "safer because shoe laces are harmless."

  • S03E41 WE NEED TO POOP (No, seriously. This is important and we need your help.)

    • August 30, 2018

    Lot of potty humor in this one.

  • S03E42 Concealing Escape Tools

    • August 31, 2018

    No mention of the homonculous charm though, always an essential in managing such mischief.

  • S03E43 Cooking Pork Chops with a Car Engine

    • September 7, 2018

    If you know Brian even a little, you'll know this was all completely a ruse to let Brian drive around in the Pork Chop Express for an episode.

  • S03E44 Defeating Predator-Vision (FLIR Cameras)

    • September 15, 2018

    el diablo cazador trofeo de los videos de youtube

  • S03E45 3 Mead Cocktails

    • September 21, 2018

    As the old saying goes, "You can lead a steed through reed, but if you feed the breed mead, you'll have to concede that you did indeed impede your speedy steed."

  • S03E46 Chasing the Perfect Burger

    • September 28, 2018

    It was a quiet, foggy morning when the Burg Burgler burgled the best burgs. The lead detective on the case went mad, sherriff was run out of town, and the people of BurgBerg never found peace. That is... until today.

  • S03E47 Champion Sword Cutting Techniques

    • October 5, 2018

    Brian and Jason wildly hoisting swords over their heads is my favorite forgotten Kengo training exercise.

  • S03E48 How to Buy an Election (1960)

    • October 12, 2018

    Tracy Flick might be the only president who hasn't bought votes.

  • S03E49 Cooking an Egg with a Light Bulb

    • October 19, 2018

    Finally bringing the incandescent light bulb back to its original purpose, to be the ultimate cooking instrument.

  • S03E50 Why Is Chocolate the Best Fake Blood?

    • October 24, 2018

    The howls of hollowed wretches hang heavy on the crisp October breeze, while the sickly sweet trick or treat looms nearby.

  • S03E51 Real Blood vs. Fake Blood

    • October 26, 2018

    You've got red on you.

  • S03E52 Psychic Surgery

    • October 31, 2018

    Psychic surgery is a highly specialized form of surgery that only works on other psychics. This is possible because, and many people aren't aware of this, psychics can meld skin kind of like Odo and the changelings on Deep Space 9. They can do this because they're advanced brains run too hot so their skin melts. So they like goop their hands into your psychic stomach to goopify all of those intestine gremlins, but then the psychic has to absorb your goop into their goop, bonding with the gremlin's power level. This, as we all know, is how psychics get so powerful, but also why they're so afraid of being touched anywhere on their torso.

  • S03E53 Understanding Drones

    • November 9, 2018

    Brian heard about immersion therapy but skipped all of the parts about relaxing yourself and building up to the fear. Instead, he invited Kelly over to surrounded himself with "killer drones," and that he would "re-define what a 'drone strike' meant."

  • S03E54 Building a Solenoid-Triggered Air Cannon

    • November 16, 2018

    "Numatic" is the name of the elusive mixtape where Jason raps over Illmatic beats, but his bars are just 100% about that numa numa guy.

  • S03E55 Understanding Absinthe

    • November 23, 2018

    Brian and Jason showed up 30 minutes early in sweatpants because when they heard we were doing an episode on "absinthe," they thought it was a fitness program scored by John Carpenter. Unfortunately, it was not.

  • S03E56 How to Buy Restricted Goods (And Get Lower Prices)

    • November 30, 2018

    Don't let Brian kid you, he's been trying to bring Flashlight Turbo Snail Phase Cathartic Revelation Bracelets to the shop for years.

  • S03E57 FPV Drone Interfaces

    • December 7, 2018

    Click thumbs up when you catch the Flight of the Conchords reference in this episode.

  • S03E58 Trash bags as a Prison Weapon

    • December 14, 2018

    If I tell Brian and Jason that SDS actually stands for "Silly Dungeon Spells," do you think they would start reading them?

  • S03E59 Turning Balloons into Deadly Slingshots

    • December 21, 2018

    This one is dedicated to whoever, upon hearing that Brian is a magician, thinks that means doing balloon animal tricks.

  • S03E60 USB Drive That Steals Files

    • December 28, 2018

    Jason thought that Bash Bunny was a Smash character so he showed up early with his GameCube, excited to learn how to "wavebash."

  • S03E61 Rapid Response Week: Controlling Bleeding

    • December 31, 2018

    Our days since last injury counter has been reset about 13 times now, so it's about time we learned how to actually treat an injury. This isn't a substitute for actual medical training, it's more designed for public awareness.

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