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Last update: 2013-06-27

Episode 63

2013-06-27
Length: 1s

In this week's episode we rate the death of James Gandolfini, Snapchat, Bonnaroo, Hot Doug's, and more.…

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Episode 62

2013-06-07
Length: 1s

In this week's episode we rate motivation, Star Trek, wheel chairs, overheard conversations, "Game of Thrones", and more.…

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Episode 61

2013-04-17
Length: 1s

In this week's episode, we pay tribute to Roger Ebert and rate the Higgs Boson.…

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Episode 60

2013-03-14
Length: 1s

In the week's episode Luke and Matt rate getting blocked, give you another close read, and rate "Mark".…

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Episode 59

2013-03-07
Length: 2s

In the week's episode Luke and Matt rate grazers and sliding doors.  Also, Luke and Doug give their best music of 2012.…

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Episode 58

2013-01-16
Length: 2s

In the week's episode Luke and Matt things that don't work, cereal, Christian art, local commercials, and they give their lists for best movies of 2012.…

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Episode 57

2012-12-20
Length: 2s

In the week's episode Luke and Matt rate motorcycles, they take some phone calls, greatness, and they give their lists for best TV shows of 2012.…

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Episode 56

2012-12-06
Length: 1s

In the week's episode Luke and Matt rate Lonerism, chain restaurants, movie trailers, and James Bond.…

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Episode 55

2012-11-16
Length: 1s

In this week's episode Luke and Matt rate Charles Bronson Fantasies, Halloween, and My Murderer.…

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Episode 54

2012-10-26
Length: 1s

In the week's episode Luke and Matt rate pro wrestling, douches, and waiting.  Also, the guys discuss a new listener "Blank, this is Blank".…

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Episode 53

2012-10-11
Length: 1s

In the week's episode Luke and Matt rate games shows, being a passenger, and MTV's The Real World. Twitter: @RateUniverseEmail: rateuniverse@gmail.comPhone: (312)RTU-POD6…

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Episode 52

2012-09-24
Length: 1s

In the week's episode Luke and Matt rate Q & As, bands in character, and certainty.…

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Episode 51

2012-09-06
Length: 1s

In the week's episode Luke and Matt rate the cleaning lady and assisted suicide.  Nigel Evan Dennis, from the band A Lull, calls in from the road and offers his two cents.…

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Episode 50

2012-08-16
Length: 1s

In the week's episode the guys killing time on the internet, therapy, and placing a face. Twitter: @RateUniverseEmail: rateuniverse@gmail.comPhone: (312)RTU-POD6…

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Episode 49

2012-07-26
Length: 46s

In the week's episode the guys rate revenge, America's Got Talent, and nicknames. Twitter: @RateUniverse Email: rateuniverse@gmail.com Phone: (312)RTU-POD6…

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Episode 48

2012-07-19
Length: 1s

In the week's episode the guys the guys rate rec games, fashion and Katie Holmes.  Also this episode, they give our their Late Night awards. Twitter: @RateUniverse Email: rateuniverse@gmail.com Phone: (312)RTU-POD6…

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Episode 47

2012-07-12
Length: 1s

In the week's episode the guys roll out a new segment called "The Close Read", listen to a new "Blank, This is Blank", and rate the Fourth of July. Twitter: @RateUniverse Email: rateuniverse@gmail.com Phone: (312)RTU-POD6…

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Episode 46

2012-07-02
Length: 1s

In the week's episode, Todd Miller of the band A Lull stops by and helps rate creative jealousy, the road, and romantic comedies.  Todd also takes some time discuss his band A Lull and their new EP "Meat Mountain", which you can purchase on iTunes.  As an added bonus the guys debut a brand new Lightning Round. Don't forget to check out Todd and A Lull on July 15 at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago, IL. Also, you can purchase their new EP on iTunes or at meatmountain.com. Twitter: @RateUniverse Email: rateuniverse@gmail.com Phone: (312)RTU-POD6…

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Episode 45

2012-06-10
Length: 1s

In the week's episode, Luke and Matt rate music festivals and call former guest Ryan as he attends the 2012 Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, Tennessee.  The guys also rate the gym and father-daughter dances. Don't forget to enter for a chance to see Kevin Smith live at the Chicago Theater on June 14 as part of the Just For Laughs Festival. Twitter: @RateUniverse Email: rateuniverse@gmail.com Phone: (312)RTU-POD6…

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Episode 44

2012-05-31
Length: 1s

In the week's episode Luke and Matt rate board games and hockey fighting. The guys also give their 2012 Summer Movie Preview. Twitter: @RateUniverse Email: rateuniverse@gmail.com Phone: (312)RTU-POD6…

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Episode 43

2012-05-17
Length: 1s

One episode could not contain him.  Continuing where they left off in Episode 42, Ronell once again stops by and helps rate wedding planning, and technical fouls.  And finally, Luke and Matt rate getting dumped. Twitter: @RateUniverse Email: rateuniverse@gmail.com Phone: (312)RTU-POD6…

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Episode 42

2012-05-17
Length: 1s

In this week's episode Ronell of the Robot Monkey Pirate Ninja podcast stops by and helps us rate 90s sitcoms, emasculation, and our funerals. Twitter: @RateUniverse Email: rateuniverse@gmail.com Phone: (312)RTU-POD6…

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Episode 41

2012-05-03
Length: 1s

In this week's episode Luke and Matt rate the TV show Girls, and people who do what they love. Ryan stops by again and helps rate having an older brother. Twitter: @RateUniverse Email: rateuniverse@gmail.com Phone: (312)RTU-POD6…

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Episode 40

2012-04-26
Length: 52s

In this week's episode Luke and Matt rate CosPlay, the "Discovery Friend", and criticism. Twitter: @RateUniverse Email: rateuniverse@gmail.com Phone: (312)RTU-POD6…

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Episode 39

2012-04-19
Length: 1s

Click here to download Episode 39 In this week's episode Kate Hamilton of the @LoganSquarist stops by and chats with us. Also, Doug helps the guys rate traveling for work and finally Luke talks Facebook detox. Check out all things Logan Square at Kate's website, logansquarist.com. Twitter: @RateUniverse Email: rateuniverse@gmail.com Phone: (312) RTU-POD6 Direct link: http://traffic.libsyn.com/ratetheuniverse/Episode_39.mp3…

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Episode 38

2012-04-12
Length: 1s

In this week's episode Luke and Matt invite Ryan back to the studio.  They rate Instagram, lyrics, and chores. Twitter: @RateUniverse Email: rateuniverse@gmail.com Phone: (312)RTU-POD6…

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Episode 37

2012-04-01
Length: 1s

In this week's episode Luke and Matt rate haircuts, "Mad Men", the vasectomy, and debut a new Listener Mail. Twitter: @RateUniverse Email: rateuniverse@gmail.com Phone: (312)RTU-POD6…

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Episode 36

2012-03-14
Length: 1s

In this week's episode Luke and Matt rate "The Hunger Games", sobriety, The Rolling Stones, and dog ownership. As always, we encourage listener participation. Feel free to drop us your "Blank, This Is Blank" or your 4 star experience/thing/item for the week. You can do all that by emailing us at rateuniverse@gmail.com or giving us a call - (312) RTU-POD6 and leaving us a message. Follow us on twitter: @RateUniverse…

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Episode 35

2012-03-08
Length: 1s

In this week's episode Luke and Matt rate songs about sex and the MASH game.  Also, they debut a brand new "Blank, This Is Blank". As always, we encourage listener participation. Feel free to drop us your "Blank, This Is Blank" or your 4 star experience/thing/item for the week. You can do all that by emailing us at rateuniverse@gmail.com or giving us a call - (312) RTU-POD6 and leaving us a message. Follow us on twitter: @RateUniverse…

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Episode 34

2012-02-22
Length: 1s

In this week's episode Luke and Matt interview Rory Phillips (@RoryATXPhillips) of The Impossibles. The Impossibles recently announced they would be reuniting after 10 years away to play 2 sold out shows in Austin, TX.  Stay up to date or buy merch at theimpossiblesreturn.com.  Follow the band on Twitter @the_impossibles. The guys also discuss the Super Bowl, rich life, and debut a new "Blank, This Is Blank". As always, we encourage listener participation. Feel free to drop us your "Blank, This Is Blank" or your 4 star experience/thing/item for the week. You can do all that by emailing us at rateuniverse@gmail.com or giving us a call - (312) RTU-POD6 and leaving us a message.…

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Episode 33

2012-01-23
Length: 1s

In this week's episode Luke and Matt rate New Years Eve, Jim Carrey, and give their Best Life Events of 2011.…

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Episode 32

2012-01-12
Length: 1s

In this week's episode Luke and Matt rate "cockfidence", respond to some listener mail, debut a new "Blank, This is Blank, and finally give their Best Films of 2011. As always, we encourage listener participation. Feel free to drop us your "Blank, This Is Blank" or your 4 star experience/thing/item for the week. You can do all that by emailing us at rateuniverse@gmail.com or giving us a call - (312) RTU-POD6 and leaving us a message.…

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Episode 31

2011-12-29
Length: 1s

In this week's episode Luke and Matt rate guilty pleasures, and the mixtape. Also as part of their "Best of 2011" series the guys welcome their friend Doug into the studio to help give their Best Music of 2011. As always, we encourage listener participation. Feel free to drop us your "Blank, This Is Blank" or your 4 star experience/thing/item for the week. You can do all that by emailing us at rateuniverse@gmail.com or giving us a call - (312) RTU-POD6 and leaving us a message.…

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Episode 30

2011-12-20
Length: 1s

In this week's episode Luke and Matt rate "The Choice", seasons, and Christmas. Also as part of their "Best of 2011" series the guys give you their Best Comics of 2011. Again, a special thanks goes out to Diana Terry who designed the new RTU logo.  She's good at what she does and if you would like to show her some support, visit her website at: http://www.dianaterry.com As always, we encourage listener participation. Feel free to drop us your "Blank, This Is Blank" or your 4 star experience/thing/item for the week. You can do all that by emailing us at rateuniverse@gmail.com or giving us a call - (312) RTU-POD6 and leaving us a message.…

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Episode 29

2011-12-08
Length: 1s

In this week's episode Luke and Matt rate podcast consequences, debut a new "Blank, This Is Blank", and give your their Best TV of 2011 lists.As always, we encourage listener participation. Feel free to drop us your "Blank, This Is Blank" or your 4 star experience/thing/item for the week. You can do all that by emailing us at rateuniverse@gmail.com or giving us a call - (312) RTU-POD6 and leaving us a message.…

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Episode 28

2011-12-01
Length: 1s

We're back! In this week's episode Luke and Matt rate the word "hipster", moving, and Sunday nights.  Also, their friend Dave returns to help rate being a social media hold-out. As always, we encourage listener participation. Feel free to drop us your "Blank, This Is Blank" or your 4 star experience/thing/item for the week. You can do all that by emailing us at rateuniverse@gmail.com or giving us a call - (312) RTU-POD6 and leaving us a message.…

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Episode 27

2011-10-27
Length: 1s

In this week's episode Luke and Matt rate the morning routine, the movie "Drive", and friends with kids. As always, we encourage listener participation. Feel free to drop us your "Blank, This Is Blank" or your 4 star experience/thing/item for the week. You can do all that by emailing us at rateuniverse@gmail.com or giving us a call - (312) RTU-POD6 and leaving us a message.…

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Episode 26

2011-10-09
Length: 1s

In this week's episode Luke and Matt rate the movie going experience and being scared.  Also, their friend Doug calls in to help rate the documentary "Catching Hell". As always, we encourage listener participation. Feel free to drop us your "Blank, This Is Blank" or your 4 star experience/thing/item for the week. You can do all that by emailing us at rateuniverse@gmail.com or giving us a call - (312) RTU-POD6 and leaving us a message.…

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Episode 25

2011-09-28
Length: 1s

In this week's episode Luke and Matt present their fall 2011 TV preview. They also go on to rate the death of one's dreams and porn. As always, we encourage listener participation. Feel free to drop us your "Blank, This Is Blank" or your 4 star experience/thing/item for the week. You can do all that by emailing us at rateuniverse@gmail.com or giving us a call - (312) RTU-POD6 and leaving us a message.…

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Episode 24

2011-09-21
Length: 1s

In this week's episode Luke and Matt rate weddings and racial ambiguity.  The guys also debut a special new listener "Blank, This is Blank". As always, we encourage listener participation. Feel free to drop us your "Blank, This Is Blank" or your 4 star experience/thing/item for the week. You can do all that by emailing us at rateuniverse@gmail.com or giving us a call - (312) RTU-POD6 and leaving us a message.…

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Episode 23

2011-09-08
Length: 1s

In this week's episode Luke and Matt rate the VMAs, adult life and foul balls.  Also, they debut a brand new segment called Terrible TV. As always, we encourage listener participation. Feel free to drop us your "Blank, This Is Blank" or your 4 star experience/thing/item for the week. You can do all that by emailing us at rateuniverse@gmail.com or giving us a call - (312) RTU-POD6 and leaving us a message.…

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Episode 22

2011-08-31
Length: 49s

In this week's episode of Rate The Universe Luke and Matt rate Karaoke, The Bean, and Mundane Inconveniences. As always, we encourage listener participation. Feel free to drop us your "Blank, This Is Blank" or your 4 star experience/thing/item for the week. You can do all that by emailing us at rateuniverse@gmail.com or giving us a call - (312) RTU-POD6 and leaving us a message.…

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Episode 21

2011-08-23
Length: 51s

In this week's episode of Rate The Universe Luke and Matt rate Truck Nuts, Pete, and How to Make It in America.  As always, we encourage listener participation. Feel free to drop us your "Blank, This Is Blank" or your 4 star experience/thing/item for the week. You can do all that by emailing us at rateuniverse@gmail.com or giving us a call - (312) RTU-POD6 and leaving us a message.…

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Series 02 Episode 12

2011-08-09
Length: 55s

This week on Rate the Universe, we are pleased to welcome Chicago radio icon James VanOsdol to the show. We discuss the radio business, his current book projects, Chicago music and more.  As a comic book connoisseur himself, James was also kind enough to stick around and help us rate comic books movies. Twitter: JamesVanOsdol Website: jamesvanosdol.com Book: Off the Record Collection – Paperback, Kindle…

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Series 02 Episode 11

2011-08-03
Length: 1s

In this week's episode of Rate The Universe Luke and Matt rate Satan (Conceptually) and Spider-Man.  Once again Dave stops by to help rate first crushes. Follow Dave on Twitter. As always, we encourage listener participation. Feel free to drop us your "Blank, This Is Blank" or your 4 star experience/thing/item for the week. You can do all that by emailing us at rateuniverse@gmail.com or giving us a call - (312) RTU-POD6 and leaving us a message.…

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Series 02 Episode 10

2011-07-26
Length: 1s

In this week's episode of Rate The Universe Luke and Matt rate picking at yourself.  Their friend Dave stops by to help rate your friend's bad habits and talking animal movies.  Lightning Round makes an appearance this week as well. As always, we encourage listener participation. Feel free to drop us your "Blank, This Is Blank" or your 4 star experience/thing/item for the week. You can do all that by emailing us at rateuniverse@gmail.com or giving us a call - (312) RTU-POD6 and leaving us a message.…

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Series 02 Episode 09

2011-07-12
Length: 45s

In this week's episode of Rate The Universe Luke and Matt rate PG-13 sex scenes and future generations.  Also they once again welcome Emmy back to help them rate vegetarianism.  Finally, another user submitted "Blank, This is Blank" debuts. As always, we encourage listener participation. Feel free to drop us your "Blank, This Is Blank" or your 4 star experience/thing/item for the week. You can do all that by emailing us at rateuniverse@gmail.com or giving us a call - (312) RTU-POD6 and leaving us a message.…

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Series 02 Episode 08

2011-07-05
Length: 52s

In this week's episode of Rate The Universe Luke and Matt rate wet dreams and frugal talk.  Also Russ helps them remix fighting. As always, we encourage listener participation. Feel free to drop us your "Blank, This Is Blank" or your 4 star experience/thing/item for the week. You can do all that by emailing us at rateuniverse@gmail.com or giving us a call - (312) RTU-POD6 and leaving us a message.…

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Series 02 Episode 07

2011-06-28
Length: 54s

In this week's episode of Rate The Universe Emmy stops by and helps Luke and Matt rate spoilers and schadenfreude. The guys also rate going back to visit college. Also a new "Blank, This Is Blank" is debuted. As always, we encourage listener participation. Feel free to drop us your "Blank, This Is Blank" or your 4 star experience/thing/item for the week. You can do all that by emailing us at rateuniverse@gmail.com or giving us a call - (312) RTU-POD6 and leaving us a message.…

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Series 02 Episode 06

2011-06-21
Length: 1s

In this week's episode of Rate The Universe Luke and Matt rate Disney Musicals and Russ stops by to help rate collecting and "shitssues" (Shit Issues). Also, they debut another Lightning Round. Contact us at rateuniverse@gmail.com or (312) RTU-POD6. Leave us your "Blank, This Is Blank" or your 4 star experience/item/thing for the week.…

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Series 02 Episode 05

2011-06-07
Length: 59s

In this week's episode of Rate The Universe Luke and Matt rate sitcoms, getting pulled over by the police, and forgetting what you are going to say. Also, they debut another Lightning Round. As always, we encourage listener participation. Feel free to drop us a line at rateuniverse@gmail.com or give us a call - (312) RTU-POD6.…

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Series 02 Episode 04

2011-06-01
Length: 52m 57s

In this week's episode of Rate The Universe Luke and Matt rate vices and part time jobs. Ronell makes his way back into the RTU studio and helps Luke and Matt revisit amusement parks in the first ever Rate The Universe Remix. Follow Ryan on Twitter: …

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Series 02 Episode 03

2011-05-25
Length: 51m 58s

In this week's episode of Rate The Universe Luke and Matt rate the Rapture and sleep overs. They also welcome back Ryan into the RTU studio to help them rate recurring dreams.  Also a new "Blank, This is Blank" debuts. Follow Ryan on Twitter: @ryerye…

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Series 02 Episode 02

2011-05-16
Length: 57m 30s

In this week's episode of Rate The Universe Luke and Matt rate going to sporting events and their friend Ronell stops by to help rate not giving a fuck and worlds colliding.  Also a special edition of "Lightning Round" debuts.…

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Series 02 Episode 01

2011-05-09
Length: 51m 12s

We're back! In this week's episode of Rate The Universe Luke and Matt rate the outside, fighting, and deja vu.  Another "Lightning Round" debuts. Email: rateuniverse@gmail.com Phone: (312) RTU-POD6.…

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Series 01 Episode 08

2011-04-18
Length: 58m 14s

In the series 01 finale of Rate The Universe Luke and Matt rate acceptance and ogling. Our friend Ryan stops by to help us rate amusement parks. Also, listener Russ submits his “Blank, this is  Blank”.As always, we encourage listener part…

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Series 01 Episode 07

2011-04-11
Length: 44m 19s

In this week's episode of Rate The Universe Luke and Matt rate gun ownership and competing with a friend for a girl. Once again our friend Ryan stops by to help us rate bombing. Also, a new “Blank, this is Blank” debuts. As always, we encourag…

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Series 01 Episode 06

2011-04-04
Length: 43m 34s

In this week's episode of Rate The Universe Luke and Matt rate texting while drunk, existential dread, and cars.  Also, we debut the <em>Rate The Universe Lightning Round</em>.As always, we encourage listener participation. Feel free to d…

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Series 01 Episode 05

2011-03-28
Length: 46m 4s

In this week's episode of Rate The Universe Luke and Matt rate splitting the check, internet crushes, and nostalgia through music. Also, a new “Blank, this is Blank” debuts. As always, we encourage listener participation. Feel free to drop us …

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Series 01 Episode 04

2011-03-23
Length: 36m 35s

In the fourth episode of Rate The Universe Luke and Matt rate celebrity crushes and their friend Ryan stops by to help them rate homeless encounters and bathroom etiquette. Also, a new “Blank, this is Blank” debuts.As always, we encourage list…

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Series 01 Episode 03

2011-03-14
Length: 45m 10s

In the third episode of Rate The Universe, Luke and Matt rate peeing with the door open, watching your parents get old, and crying to the arts. Also, a new “Blank, this is Blank” debuts.As always, we encourage listener participation. Feel free…

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Series 01 Episode 02

2011-03-07
Length: 36m 18s

In the the second episode of Rate The Universe, Luke and Matt rate the way movies represent the future, boobs, and living alone. Also, a new “Blank, this is Blank” debuts. As always, we encourage listener participation. Feel free to drop us a …

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Series 01 Episode 01

2011-02-26
Length: 31m 18s

In the debut episode of Rate The Universe, Luke and Matt rate Roger Ebert, masturbating to someone you know, and admitting you like girly things. Also, they debut a new segment called “Blank, this is Blank.” Check us out on Twitter. Luke can b…

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