The following is a list of The 404 episodes that were recorded in October 2008.


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  • Dec - 477 - 490.4
  • Nov - 458 - 476
  • Oct - 436 - 457
  • Sep - 416 - 435
  • Aug - 395 - 415
  • Jul - 374 - 394
  • Jun - 353 - 373
  • May - 333 - 352
  • Apr - 311 - 332
  • Mar - 289 - 310
  • Feb - 270 - 288
  • Jan - 252 - 269

  • Dec - 237 - 251.4
  • Nov - 219 - 236
  • Oct - 196 - 218
  • Sep - 175 - 195
  • Aug - 154 - 174
  • Jul - 132 - 153
  • Jun - 111 - 131
  • May - 90 - 110
  • Apr - 68 - 89
  • Mar - 47 - 67
  • Feb - 27 - 46
  • Jan - 12 - 26

Ep # Title Original Airdate Link MP3
196 Where we read the tweets of a whale Wednesday, October 1, 2008 [1] [2]
It's been way too long since we've had Caroline McCarthy on the show! She makes a very attractive Jeff Bakalar replacement, and it's a trade that we'll take any day of the week. On today's show, we solve the mystery of the Natural History Museum whale, touch on virtual iBoobs, join the British Secret Service, and Wilson reads a very heinous headline about (what else?) butts. We also treat ourselves to a very steamy call from the public, over and over and over again...
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197 Where nobody wants a new DSi Thursday, October 2, 2008 [3] [4]
We hope you're thirsty because Jeff is back on the show today and everyone is soaking wet with haterade. He hates on the new Nintendo DSi and the Wii, he hates on the upcoming Robin TV show, he hates on Jack Black, he even hates on his poor, innocent co-hosts. How ironic that the chat room had an unusually large crowd today.
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198 Where we put the taint in tainted love Friday, October 3, 2008 [5] [6]
Dan the Mantern is responsible for a majority of the stories in the rundown today, so don't hesitate to burn him at the stake if you don't like what you hear. Personally, I think today's show is hilarious: Craigslist crime, driving exams and racial stereotypes, video game pirates, and the evolution of the Chinese "impossible" space drive. Once again, it's East meets West on The 404!
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199 Where we're losing our religion Monday, October 6, 2008 [7] [8]
Today's 404 is filled with information you can't live without. Apparently, overeating does terrible things to your brain, Americans love talking animals, graphics processes have maxed out, and the Wii may be overrated.
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200 Where 200 is too many Tuesday, October 7, 2008 [9] [10]
This country is in a bad way. Stocks are plummeting, people love Sarah Palin and The 404 made it to 200 episodes. We celebrate this momentous occasion with the beautiful and talented Natali Del Conte. Between the poisonous Chinese candy and steamy Calls from the Public, we're sure you'll laugh, chortle, chuckle, or otherwise plotz.
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201 Where MTI is the new Wilson Wednesday, October 8, 2008 [11] [12]
To continue a week of absences, Wilson is on leave, so MTI once again picks up the mantle and joins us for today's episode. Dan the Mantern kindly filled in the board with stories about magical baked goods, lightbulb-powered Wi-Fi, 11 TRILLION dollar shots at evolution, and a bunch of '80s movies that should not, but will be, remade.
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202 Where it's hot as hell and Jeff is hungry Thursday, October 9, 2008 [13] [14]
Several times throughout today's show, The 404 almost causes the universe to implode. Our Earth-shaking collection of topics today include a story about Viagra missiles, iPhone flaws and young love, divinely drunk intervention, and more Ryan Gosling/Ryan Reynolds confusion...which witch is which?!
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203 Where we're not even supposed to be here today Friday, October 10, 2008 [15] [16]
The 404 is back together again and this time around we welcome DIY comic book artist Samuel Vera to the show. Artist, publisher, and do-it-all for Crazee Comics, Sam sits in for a chat about the state of the comic book industry, how to get your start in publishing, the war between online and print comics, and the recent surge of comic book movie adaptations.
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204 Where we want to know what love is Monday, October 13, 2008 [17] [18]
Justin was late, again, and the boys recap Friday's 200th episode meet up. You'll never get ahead in life if you're always tardy Mr. Yu! Graciously, The 404's worst student offers a scathing recap of Michael Cera's performance in the worst movie ever. He, surprisingly, portrays a nebbish teenager who doesn't know how to talk to girls, yet scores with them anyway. We also gear up for new Apple laptops, send SMS messages to elephants, and prepare for Larry Flynt's latest.
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205 Where Russ Frushtick threepeats Tuesday, October 14, 2008 [19] [20]
We welcome Russ Frushtick back on the show for his third appearance, and to make up for our humiliating fumble on his last appearance, we make this an extra video gamey show. We go over some of the holiday's most anticipated titles, speculate on the livelihood of the industry, and even get to a few kooky stories from the Internet.
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206 Where we only like you as a friend Wednesday, October 15, 2008 [21] [22]
It's true that we only think of you as a close friend, but that doesn't mean we don't appreciate your support! On today's show, we attempt to sell off Jeff's old busted G4 Powerbook, make fun of Don Cheadle's awful British accent, fan out over the new Avengers movie, and do our impression of some of the most popular video game quotes. If nothing else, listen to this show for Jeff's spot on Mario!
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207 Where Justin has eaten Phil Ryan's cookies Thursday, October 16, 2008 [23] [24]
Former CNET Photo expert and current editor Phil Ryan sneaks by security to join the show. We talk cameras, the rules for conjugal visits, iPhone apps that make prank calling easier, and, of course, plenty of poo-poo jokes.
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208 Where you make us feel less than men Friday, October 17, 2008 [25] [26]
Just another Friday here at CNET, which apparently means we talk about drugs and porn. Justin recounts his tales of chivalrous battle with house mice (TIP: He used peanut butter not cheese). Also, Playboy pulls out of the DVD business, changing the face of the adult film industry forever and those anti-drug ads don't actually work. Stick around for a special guest caller in the show's second half.
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209 Where Dan Ackerman plugs everything under the sun Monday, October 20, 2008 [27] [28]
Since Wilson can't be here today (or tomorrow), we invite Dan Ackerman into the studios to give us his expert opinion on the new Apple laptops and the latest video games. Unfortunately, he ignores all of our pressing questions in lieu of his own shameless promotions. Dan is a man of many talents, and his many creative projects give us a glimpse into his kooky world. Listen in for hilarious banter from Mr. Ackerman and even a brief look into the sad state of existence that is affectionately dubbed the Ackergoad household!
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210 Where who's that chick who just moved in across the hall? Tuesday, October 21, 2008 [29] [30]
MTI saves the day on a show where Wilson is MIA in northeastern America. Mark chats us about how a new e-card service will tell the one you've loved that they need to get checked out. Also, we read up on who's being a dick according to (Jeff), and how the PSP firmware 5.0 was hacked in record time.
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211 Where Wilson wears a BeenVerified condom all day Wednesday, October 22, 2008 [31] [32]
Our reservoir of embarrassing stories about Jeff is bottoming out, so we're happy to welcome his old chums from to refill the glass. Josh, Ross, and Jay are ushering in a new generation of background checks for employers and job seekers, but today they're not afraid to use their powers for evil to dish the dirt on our fellow co-host. They also help us weigh in on virtual larceny, the problem with young whippersnappers, how to answer a professional call of doodie, and Josh spouts praise for his favorite luxury gadget: the $5,000 toilet.
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212 Where we make Dan smell-lel-lel-lel what the 404 is cooking Thursday, October 23, 2008 [33] [34]
Are Justin and Wilson offended by the title of the new Guns 'N' Roses album? What kind of music does Wilson like? (HINT: It starts with "mmmm" and ends with "usical theater.") Can Chinese people really nap anywhere? How many poo-poo jokes can we make in one episode? Find the answers on today's show, and also learn how you can win a copy of Baja and Far Cry 2 for Xbox 360!
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213 Where Justin is not Jason Howell Friday, October 24, 2008 [35] [36]
Dagmar Heijmans from joins the show to explain how his website allows you to invest in up-and-coming bands that tickle your fancy. Users can buy shares, or "parts," of a cool band and once that band reaches $50 K, they record an album. As stakeholders, Sellaband users share in sales revenues. So far 27 bands have reached the coveted $50,000 mark. In the second half of the show: A McCain supporter is mugged in Pittsburgh and has a "B" carved into her face, really Fox News? San Francisco votes on Proposal K, a Taiwanese students eats himself to death and, of course, the weekend box office.
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214 Where everybody hurts...sometimes Monday, October 27, 2008 [37] [38]
Justin feels blue before the show, but a group hug and a little well-placed bromance sets him right. It's a touching prelude to what is perhaps the 404's raunchiest show ever! In other news, NASA combats space depression with virtual therapy, the Army reads terrorist tweets, and a shocking number of sex addicts are women. Also, please don't trust your GPS navigator too much. Check out The 404's exclusive scoop on Mac's newest OS--it's tight and supports multitouch functionality!
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215 Where Debbie does The 404 Tuesday, October 28, 2008 [39] [40]
You've seen her in the chat room, you've heard her voicemails, now get a chance to catch long time 404 listener Debbie From Toronto's guest appearance on the show. Besides being living proof that at least one attractive women listens to us, Debbie brings a certain je ne sais quoi to the regular morning banter. She gives us the skinny on the Great White North, talks about action movies and does some killer impressions.
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216 Where no one can hear you scream Wednesday, October 29, 2008 [41] [42]
Today, Dead Space producer Rich Briggs joins us for the second half of the show to talk about one of the scariest games we've played in recent memory.
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217 Where we're voting Steve Guttenberg in 08! Thursday, October 30, 2008 [43] [44]
Audiophiliac Steve Guttenberg returns to the show to talk about his favorite MTV VJ's, infectious diseases, why judges hate him and an itch that's particularly hard to scratch. Today we remain true to the unofficial 404 slogan: "Decency not found." We say goodbye to VCRs and Verbose Asian Guy and hello to the most tragic celebrity deaths. Hey Justin, what's the difference between jam and jelly again?
218 Where Wilson's Halloween costume totally sucks Friday, October 31, 2008 [45] [46]
On today's Halloween episode, Jeff and I don our spookiest masks and berate Wilson for his awful costume. Tune in to find out the travesty that is Halloween at the Tang's. We also talk about our love/hate relationship with Chipotle and discuss Superman and other weak-sauce superheroes. And on the second half of the show, we welcome Alex Armour from Sony Computer Entertainment of America (SCEA) to talk about some of its most popular video game titles.
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