Season 1

36: Halloween Party Crossover Event with the hosts of Truth Beind Illusion!

Oct. 25, 2021

Welcome Back! Start your Halloweek right with this super fun and spoooooky crossover where Welcome Back teams up with the hosts from another IwEP Network show, Truth Behind Illusion! The TBI crew tells us if a bunch of crypt…

35: Welcome Back Talk: Everything is salad, food fears, and the great Zuckerburg crash of 2021!

Oct. 18, 2021

Welcome back! Welcome Back Talk is where Chris and Mario do a little more talking and catching up. On this episode, they talk about how everything is salad, food fears, the great Zuckerburg crash of 2021, a sober October che…

34: Bullying - This one gets sad and not even in a reggae horn way!

Oct. 11, 2021

Welcome back! We’re taking on a topic that can be hard for people to talk about, but we hope to share some laughs and relatable stories about bullying! Chris and Mario do some Taco Bell Sauce (TBS) ratings of pop culture bul…

33: Welcome Back Talk - Naps, snacks, Dog the Bounty Hunter, and a sober October check-in!

Oct. 4, 2021

Welcome back! Welcome Back Talk is where Chris and Mario do a little more talking and catching up. On this episode, they talk about naps, snacks, Dog the Bounty Hunter, a sober October check-in, and much more! We'll be right…

32: Welcome Back Talk - Spooky season is here, we’re all celebrating sober October, and THE DUCKS HAD EGGS 2 MONTHS EARLY!

Sept. 28, 2021

Welcome back! Welcome Back Talk is where Chris and Mario do a little more talking and catching up. On this episode, they talk about the approach of spooky season, the Welcome Back universe celebrating sober October, how THE …

31: Welcome Back Talk - Football is back (Mario doesn’t care), fashion tips (for the ladies), and Chris’ wife is catching up on the pod…

Sept. 20, 2021

Welcome back! Welcome Back Talk is where Chris and Mario do a little more talking and catching up. On this episode, they talk about how football is back (Mario doesn’t care), fashion tips (for the ladies), how Chris’ wife is…

30: Welcome Back Talk - Injuries (when you’re old), surviving on the streets, and content for the ladies!

Sept. 13, 2021

Welcome back! Welcome Back Talk is where Chris and Mario do a little more talking and catching up. On this episode, they talk about injuries (when you’re old), surviving on the streets, content for the ladies, and much more!…

29: The Labor Day Special - Will a joke about a mattress sale land here, or nah?

Sept. 7, 2021

Welcome back! We hope this message finds you relaxed and laborless on this very special holiday! Happy Labor Day and welcome to another holiday special on Welcome Back! Chris and Mario are talking all things occupational. Th…

28: Welcome Back Talk - Daydreaming about super powers, kids finding the podcast, and fighting chickens!

Aug. 30, 2021

Welcome back! Welcome Back Talk is where Chris and Mario do a little more talking and catching up. On this episode, they talk about daydreaming about having super powers, kids finding the podcast, fighting chickens to get in…

27: A Conversation with Mother Lion - These ladies could be your new favorite band!

Aug. 23, 2021

Welcome back! Have you ever discovered one of the greatest things in the world but somehow no one else seems to know about it? Mother Lion is that band! Chris and Mario have a delightful conversation with Vanessa and Faith w…

26: Welcome Back Talk - Britney is free, fighting and dating, and tomatoes are only okay sometimes!

Aug. 16, 2021

Welcome back! Welcome Back Talk is where Chris and Mario do a little more talking and catching up. On this episode, they talk about Britney Spears freedom (and their role in the matter), how they would do in a fighting scena…

25: Inside Bo Burnham (Part 2) - It's like an autopsy, but for a comedy special, so like, in a fun way!

Aug. 10, 2021

Welcome back! To celebrate the release of Bo Burnham’s latest comedy special, Inside, the boys are doing a deep dive into the career and brilliance of this prestigious prodigy. In part 1, Chris and Mario lay out the verde, u…

24: Inside Bo Burnham (Part 1) - If you’re a fan, check it out, and if you aren’t, go to your room and think about your poor decisions (and then check it out)!

Aug. 2, 2021

Welcome back! To celebrate the release of Bo Burnham’s latest comedy special, Inside , the boys are doing a deep dive into the career and brilliance of this prestigious prodigy. In part 1, Chris and Mario lay out the verde, …

23: Welcome Back Talk - Chris’ busy life, Mario’s new cats, and sooooo much toilet talk!

July 26, 2021

Welcome back! Welcome Back Talk is where Chris and Mario do a little more talking and catching up. On this episode, they talk about Chris’ busy life, Mario’s new cats, and sooooo much toilet talk! We'll be right back! —— You…

22: Welcome Back Talk - Lost, the internet before the dark web, and a Netflix show that was popular months ago!

July 13, 2021

Welcome back! Welcome Back Talk is where Chris and Mario do a little more talking and catching up. On this episode, they talk about Lost, the internet before the dark web, and a Netflix show that was popular months ago! We'l…

21: ‘Merica - The land of the free and the home of the everybody has an opinion about everything no matter how educated they are about it!

July 6, 2021

Welcome back! It’s the day after that day that we celebrate not being Britain anymore, so the boys are talking about these United States of “Merica! Chris and Mario smash or pass every single US state, talk about how complic…

20: Welcome Back Talk - Motorcycles, rattlesnakes, #freeBritney (to bring up our female listener numbers), and Juneteenth!

June 28, 2021

Welcome back! Welcome Back Talk is where Chris and Mario do a little more talking and catching up. On this episode, they talk about motorcycles, rattlesnakes, #freeBritney (to bring up our female listener numbers), and Junet…

19: Fathers - Fire up the grill and strap on your white New Balances for this one!

June 21, 2021

Welcome back! If we all had perfect dads, we wouldn’t have such great stories (or a use for the reggae horn)! Chris and Mario play smooch, marry, kill with fathers from The Office, Game of Thrones, Disney Channel movies and …

18: Welcome Back Talk - Very meta podcast content, the merch store, duck update, instagram drama, and fr*ck Philly again!

June 14, 2021

Welcome back! We wanted to do more talking, and we thought you might enjoy hearing it, so Welcome Back Talk was born! Instead of our usual formula of doing a weird game and then telling stories all about one topic, we're jus…

17: Youth Sports - Participating for trophies, spoiler alert for Cool Runnings, and fr*ck Philly!

June 7, 2021

Welcome back! Take me out to the ball game whether I want to play baseball, or i don't, and my parents are punishing me for being overweight! Chris and Mario play a game where Chris has to guess the plot of the sports movie …

16: Welcome Back Talk - A wedding, armpit hair, motorcycles, a quarter-life crisis? It’s in the pod!

May 31, 2021

Welcome back! We wanted to do more talking, and we thought you might enjoy hearing it, so Welcome Back Talk was born! Instead of our usual formula of doing a weird game and then telling stories all about one topic, we're jus…

15: Comedy - It's being called a comedy podcast, and they're leaning into it!

May 24, 2021

Welcome back! Almost everybody loves to laugh, so that’s where this episode is going. Chris and Mario (with help from TWO special guests) draft 4 fantasy comedy clubs and talk about the times that they laughed the hardest. T…

14: Welcome Back Talk - If you want to know what that means, you'll have to listen!

May 17, 2021

Welcome back! We wanted to do more talking, and we thought you might enjoy hearing it, so Welcome Back Talk was born! Instead of our usual formula of doing a weird game and then telling stories all about one topic, we're jus…

13: How to Create a Comedy Podcast with College Buddies Chris and Mario - A conversation with Podcast Tactics!

May 17, 2021

Welcome back! Chris and Mario sat down with James from Podcast Tactics to talk about our experience podcasting. We’ll explain the TBSS, talk about how we compliment each other, and INSPIRE JAMES TO TEXT AN OLD FRIEND, which …

12: College - Big announcements and stories from the before times!

May 10, 2021

Welcome back! Everybody has a different take on high education, so the boys have decided that it’s time to take a closer look! Chris and Mario staff department heads for their fictional superhero colleges (as weird as it sou…

11: The State of the Podcast - Short, sweet, and late.

April 9, 2021

Welcome back! To celebrate being 10 whole episodes in, Chris and Mario take a step back to reflect on this project. We talk about the good, the bad, and the episode on circumcision that you will never hear. We also talk abou…

10: SPORTS (entertainment) - You know it’s fake, right?

March 22, 2021

Welcome back! As you know, we are on the Road to WrestleMania with the grandest stage of them all soon to be upon us, so the boys are talking favorite wrestlers, favorite matches, friends they talk wrestling with, and podcas…

9: Love - The Valentine’s Day Special that would have made way more sense a month ago!

March 8, 2021

Welcome back! Love is in the air (or at least it was a month ago), so the boys are talking romance, breakups, and Valentine’s Day. Using their completely unbiased assessment and the unmatched Taco Bell sauce system (the TBSS…

8: Making Friends - Chris and Mario are diablo friends forever!

Feb. 8, 2021

Welcome back! Friendship is a beautiful and amazing and complicated and painful thing. Using our completely unbiased assessment and the unmatched Taco Bell sauce system, we’re rating some of the most iconic friendships in po…

7: A Conversation with Tony - He's the granddaddy of Welcome Back, and you're gonna love him!

Jan. 25, 2021

Welcome back! For this very special episode, Chris and Mario sit down with their new friend Tony to discuss his experience in the world of podcasting. We’ll be getting his takes on everything from Elon Musk to Chick-fil-A to…

6: Best of 2020 - Dissecting the Dumpster Fire and Some Awards Too!

Jan. 11, 2021

Welcome back! The year 2020 was quite a year for the entire world, and I know you are desperate to hear our take on how it all went down. We're talking about some of the craziest events that transpired through 2020 and then …

5: The Christmas Special - There's ranking and arguing and all kinds of other Christmas cheer!

Dec. 27, 2020

Welcome back! Christmas tiiiiime is heeeerree, time for your favorite podcast to give you a Christmas Special! We’re talking about the movies, the memories, the music of Christmas and so much more. Don’t you want to know our…

4: Growing Up - The joys and pain of "adulting" after Mario's 30th birthday!

Dec. 24, 2020

Welcome back! We are old men. And as old men, it is our duty to reminisce and complain. Mario's Happy 30th Birthday episode is all about second puberty (which is totally a real thing) and how we are handling our experience w…

3: Election Hangover

Dec. 7, 2020

Welcome back! Let's get poli-ti-cal, poli-ti-cal! Chris and Mario are tired of the division and the hate and the chaos, so they are going to solve the problems of our nation by talking about their experiences through this el…

2: Finding Our “Why?”

Nov. 15, 2020

Welcome back! We're talking the "Why?" behind Welcome Back and giving you an opportunity to meet the Chris and Mario from their humble beginnings, when their paths crossed, and where they are now. We'll be right back! ----- …

1: The Halloween Special

Nov. 1, 2020

Welcome back! We're talking Halloween and reliving memories of our favorite scary movies, trick or treating, Halloween parties from the past, and so much more. We'll be right back! ----- Chris recommends a podcast: Crime Jun…