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Jeff Rosenstock (left) and Chris Farren (right) in an Antarctigo Vespucci press photo from around the time of the first episode of Back to the Island.

Back to the Island is a LOST rewatch podcast started in February of 2014. It is hosted by punk musicians Jeff Rosenstock and Chris Farren, usually along with a rotating third guest host. Each episode of the podcast centers around a single episode of LOST, and episodes are watched in no particular order, which only adds to the general confusion of the hosts and guest hosts.

History

The concept for the show came about in early 2014 while Chris was in New York working with Jeff on the debut release of their band, Antarctigo Vespucci. The origin was explained by Chris and Jeff in response to a listener question in episode 18 “Dave (2x18)." Chris answered,

“The genesis of it was, when we were making the Antarctigo record we started talking about how it would be cool to have a podcast together, and that it should be some sort of like, TV related podcast. Originally we were going to binge watch a show—a whole series… We were thinking Game of Thrones or Scandal… and there was like, a lot of things that we couldn’t figure out, like that Jeff hadn’t seen that I had seen, and vice versa. And we wanted to have something that neither of us had seen and then somehow that turned into something that both of us had seen.”
Jeff continued the thought,
“Then one of us said ‘back to the island,’ and then we were like, ‘That’d be a funny name for a podcast about LOST,’… That’s what I remember happening.”[1]
On episode 69 "The Hunting Party (2x11)" they offered a slightly different and expanded explanation,
"I think we were smoking weed... and we were talking about how it would be fun to do a podcast anyway. And then we just thought that 'Back to the Island' would be a good name for a LOST podcast. And then we were like, 'OK, let's do a LOST podcast.' And then, since we were stoned we decided to watch it all out of order. And then we thought of 'LOST My Report Card' which is segment where we rate the episode... I think we thought the name was a good bit, and watching it out of order was a good bit, and then we thought 'LOST My Report Card' where we rate it on a scale of 4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42 was a good bit. And so we decided to watch 121 hours of a television show we've already watched, and then talk about it for 121 hours."[2]

Segments

In addition to the main discussion of the episode, Back to the Island features several regular segments, each with their own accompanying theme music or sound effects.

Chris and Jeff Talk About LOST for Four Minutes Straight

This segment was created by Jeff in episode 50. Occasionally, when one of them feels like they've gone too long without discussing the episode of LOST they just watched either Jeff or Chris (usually Jeff) will start this segment in which they can only talk about LOST for at least four minutes.

There is also a version of the theme song that is slightly sped up, due to a misunderstanding the first time Jeff suggested the segment.

Lostapedia

Chris and Jeff look through the Lostpedia.com entry for interesting facts and mistakes from the episode. This segment usually ends with one or both of them annoyed with the lack of interesting trivia. They call it Lostapedia even though the website is Lostpedia.

The theme is from a 1988 Food Emporium commercial with the word “Lostapedia, Lostapedia” layered over the original lyrics “Food Emporium, Food Emporium.” Otherwise the theme is unchanged from the original.[3] There have been several variations/parodies including "Mousapedia" and "Farrenpedia."

In episode 44 Jeff stated his desire to discontinue Lostapedia as a segment, but seemed to forget by the next episode.

Lost My Report Card

Near the end of each episode Jeff, Chris and their guest(s) will rank the episode of LOST they watched on a scale of 4, 8, 15, 16, 23 or 42 with 4 being the lowest score and 42 being the highest. Chris is the most frequent violator of this ranking system, rating “Expose (3x14)” a 23.5, “Collision (2x08)" an 18 and ”Something Nice Back Home (4x10)" a 43. Jeff has only strayed from the numbers once, rating "Orientation (2x03)" a 32.

There are special themes for when all three hosts give the same rating (“3-fr-3’s Day”) or, if there are four hosts, when all four hosts give the same rating (“4-fr-4’s Day”). There has also been a “2-fr-2’s Day” from an episode without a guest host, but Jeff called it horrendous and expressed a desire that it never be played again.[4] So far it's been used two more times, along with several other versions of a 2-fr-2's Day theme. Jeff and Chris have each contributed their own version of a “1-fr-1’s Day” theme for their solo episodes.[5][6]

Back to the Mailbag

Occasionally they will check the show’s e-mail inbox and read and respond to fan emails. The theme song for Back to the Mailbag is the main podcast theme with additional vocals layered over top to change the words to “Back to the Mailbag at gmail.com.”

Apologies

Some episodes end with the hosts apologizing (or refusing to apologize) for things they said during the episode that they feel were offensive, insensitive or embarrassing. Sometimes the apologies are to the listeners in general, but often they are directed at cast or crew members from LOST. Occasionally one host will apologize to another and there is a special “Apology Accepted” theme song if the apology is accepted.

Bonus Clips

Bonus clips come at the very end of an episode and usually include a short and often out of context audio clip recorded at the same time as the episode, but not included in the main body of the episode. Bonus clips are not included in every episode.

Guest Hosts

Back to the Island has featured many guest hosts, usually musician friends of either Jeff, Chris or both. The following is a list of every guest host, along with the number of episodes they have been credited on, ordered by number of appearances.

Theme Songs

One of the hallmarks of Back to the Island is the abundance of music found throughout the episodes. Jeff and Chris are musicians so they both have the ability to easily create short themes based around topics of conversation during the episode. New themes can be called out at any time and are occasionally done by one host (usually Chris) as a joke on the other host (usually Jeff) knowing that they will now have to write and record that theme for the episode, although Jeff has gotten very skilled at deflecting these themes back at Chris.

Original Songs

The show has included over 115 different original songs and themes to date including live, improvised songs and variations on regularly used themes. The following is a list of all original songs used during the show. (Song titles are assumed, as official titles are only sometimes given)

  • Main
  • Main (Quiet)
  • Main *AFTER DARK*
  • Main (Chris)
  • Main (Night Boys)
  • Main (Christmas)
  • Main (New Year)
  • Lostapedia
  • Lostapedia (Chris)
  • Lostapedia Autotune
  • Back to the Mailbag
  • Back to the Mailbag (Chris)
  • End
  • End *AFTER DARK*
  • End (Chris)
  • End (Night Boys)
  • End (Christmas)
  • 1-fr-1's Day (Chris)
  • 1-fr-1's Day (Jeff)
  • 2-fr-2's Day
  • 2-fr-2's Day (Beatbox Improv)
  • 2-fr-2's Day (What D'ya Say?)
  • 3-fr-3's Day
  • 4-fr-4's Day
  • Apology Accepted
  • Bonus Clip
  • Bonus Clip pt. 2
  • Bonus Clip (Fuzzy)
  • Bonus Clip (Xtreme)
  • Technical Difficulties
  • Recommendations
  • Lobster Watch
  • Behind the Magic Scene Work
  • Funky Love
  • Gettin' the Door
  • Back to the Audience
  • Answers from the Audience
  • Birthday Texts
  • Birthday Tweets
  • Beauty Tips With Christine
  • It's My Birthday, Baby (Hallelujah) *Daughtry*
  • Sisters
  • Back to Late April
  • There Is A Light That Never Goes Out
  • Requiem for Walt
  • Lobster/Crab Watch
  • Best Cameo
  • Pooping Cough
  • Croc Rock
  • Frienemies
  • New York Thitty Seem
  • Cassie's Poppin' In
  • Drinkin' a LaCroix (Chris)
  • Go to Google (Jeff)
  • Screw You, Brian! (Jeff)
  • Stinker
  • Mousapedia
  • Grandma's Day
  • Farrenpedia
  • Questions That Can't Be Responded To
  • Roomies
  • Mystery Dust
  • Amy's Trivia Corner
  • Callin' You Out
  • Phone Bit
  • Happy Birthday Jeff
  • Little Gems
  • Anyone Can Get Along
  • Witchy Aunts
  • Bright Eyes Rocks
  • Weenie Boy Theme Song
  • Marc Maron's A Screw Ball & His Podcast is the Least Favorite One
  • Disconnections
  • Wrapping It Up (Live)
  • Do You Think That’s a Thing?
  • Frozen Covers (Chris)
  • Chris' Nicknames For Sawyer
  • Weenie Boy From Outer Space Theme
  • Our First Disagreement on the Podcast
  • Christmas Joke Theme (English)
  • Christmas Joke Theme (Spanish)
  • Thing to Say
  • Jack Back
  • Lockeabout
  • I'm In Love
  • Sound Check
  • Top 5 Blondes
  • Mozart/Shakespeare/Slipknot Supergroup ft. Chris Farren
  • Ding Ding Dong, Decade Song
  • List of Fruits Mentioned (Laura Stevenson)
  • Guards Her Body Theme (Shelby Jacobson)
  • This is an Episode of LOST Theme
  • Chris and Jeff Talk About LOST for Four Minutes Straight
  • Chris and Jeff Talk About LOST for Four Minutes Straight, Faster
  • LOST Episode Freestyle Rap
  • Controversial Opinions (Jeff's Version)
  • Controversial Opinions (Chris' Version)
  • Meat Coat (Chris)
  • Big Comeback Theme
  • Quiet Boys Theme
  • Jack Back Yourself
  • Do You Think That That's a Thing?
  • Total 180 Theme
  • Cheshire Cat (Chris)
  • Boom Boom Baby (Perfect Guys) (Chris)
  • Back to the Normal Lostpedia (Jeff)
  • Tyler the Creator (Chris)
  • Back to the Episode (Jeff)
  • Sidebar with Mike Huguenor
  • Truly Official Sidebar with Mike Huguenor
  • Celebrity Story Theme
  • My Name is Chris (Coolest Guy Around) (Freestyle)
  • Jeff & Chris' New Year's Tips
  • Chris' Frank Sinatra Impression
  • Ladies Night Theme
  • Hey Ya (Live Cover)
  • "The Undertaker" by Chris Farren by Jeff Rosenstock

Special Episode Origins Songs

  • No Show Show Theme

Non-Original Songs

Though it's rare, non-original songs have been used on the show.

  • "Smells Like Teen Spirit" - Nirvana (eps. 2 & 5)
  • "Why, Oh Why, Oh Why (Oh Oh Oh Oh)" - Bomb the Music Industry! (ep 6 cold open)
  • "I'll Be There For You (Theme From Friends)" - The Rembrandts (ep. 11)
  • "Crack the Code" - 311 (ep. 16)
  • Marc Maron's WTF Podcast Intro Theme (ep. 40 (used in place of the main theme))
  • "Time To Pretend" - MGMT (ep 43 at the beginning of the Shannonpalooza ad, eps 44 & 45 opening and closing, ep 46 briefly after the Colgate commercial and ep 47 opening)
  • "Kids" - MGMT (ep 46 opening)
  • "VI" - Antarctigo Vespucci (ep 46 Colgate commercial)
  • "Freedom" - Grandmaster Melle Mel & The Furious Five (ep. 52)
  • "Zodiac" - Boogie Boys (ep. 52)
  • "Emo Revival Christmas 2014" - Chris Farren (ep. 58 "Like a Gift From God or Whatever" commercial)
  • "Beers Again Alone" - Jeff Rosenstock (ep. 58 Jeff Rosenstock tour commercial)
  • "Living In Hell" - Antarctigo Vespucci (ep. 58 "Leavin' La Vida Loca" commercial)

Forgotten Themes

These are themes that were specifically called out in the episode, but were never created.

  • Sawyer Theories (ep 6)
  • Interesting Kisses (ep 12)

"The Incident"

B2TI Live

(L to R) Jeff Rosenstock, Chris Farren and Tim Daniels at the first live Back to the Island event at Union Hall in Brooklyn, NY on April 25th, 2014

"The Incident" was a harrowing and uncertain time for fans and hosts alike. It spanned a total of 6 episodes from episode 27 to episode 32.

Timeline

At the end of episode 26 "Some Like it Hoth (5x13)" Chris teases a very special apology for Tim Daniels. Tim guest hosts the following episode, "The Whole Truth (2x16)," and during the apologies section Chris reveals that when he was in New York a month earlier he saw Tim on the street after exiting the subway but didn't say hi or catch Tim's attention. The episode ends with Jeff and Tim discussing Chris' duplicitous nature and calling for him to reflect on his behavior. Tim decides not to accept Chris' apology immediately and asks instead for some time to think about it.

Episode 28 "Solitary (1x09)," opens with the series' only "Previously on..." segment recounting Chris' apology from the week before. Chris then leaves Jeff a voice mail saying it's time to record the podcast and that he hasn't been able to reach him or Tim since recording the last episode. Chris proceeds to record episode 28 on his own, featuring more somber sounding acoustic versions of the theme songs. This is also the shortest episode of the series.

Episode 29 "Because You Left (5x01)" has Chris hosting with Casey Lee. For the majority of the episode Chris repeatedly redirects the conversation to Jeff and even writes him a birthday song. Chris rates this episode a 4 because, "LOST sucks," and he's, "sick of doing this podcast."[7]

Episode 30 "Happily Ever After (6x11)" begins with a phone conversation between Chris and Jeff where Jeff explains that he didn't have his phone because he was in Japan and Korea and that he's worried about Chris after listening to the last two episodes. Chris replies that he thought Japan and Korea were boroughs of New York. Jeff then further explains that Tim was also out of the country. The rest of the episode follows normally with a much more happy and energetic Chris.

Episode 31 "? (2x21)" has Jeff hosting alone while Chris is out of town. This episode is almost the complete opposite of Chris' solo episode with Jeff speaking very fast and energetically, as a stream of consciousness, for almost the entire episode.

Episode 32 "Whatever Happened, Happened (5x11)" wraps up "the Incident" story-line with Jeff and Chris hosting together with Tim Daniels as the special guest again. During the episode Tim is noticeably still upset, making almost constant, subtle, passive-aggressive digs at Chris. Chris doesn't seem to notice and recounts how he made it up to Tim by flying to New York and taking Tim to dinner at the Times Square Red Lobster, boasting that he picked up the $65 check and only made Tim pay the tip even though he only had a salad.

"The Incident" ends with everything going back to normal.

Shannonpalooza

Shannonpalooza is a series of episodes starting with the second episode of season 2 (episode 44) and ending with the fifth episode of season 2 (episode 47). According to the hosts, Shannonpalooza is a summer concert series centered around Shannon/Maggie Grace. Shannonpalooza was teased in episode 43 of the podcast with a commercial. The Shannonpalooza episodes feature a different opening theme ("Time to Pretend" by MGMT(except for episode 46)) and "Shannon Trivia" segments hosted by Chris (except for episode 47).

It's possible that the idea of Shannonpalooza came from an early episode of the podcast when they were complaining about Shannon and Jeff suggested that they should watch all of Shannon's episodes back to back and get them out of the way.

It's also possible that they just thought it would be funny.

LOCKEtoberfest

LOCKEtoberfest is a block of episodes centering around Locke during October 2015, beginning with episode 54 and ending with episode 57. Traditionally Jeff and Chris have showed open disdain of the character of John Locke, but during the beginning of season 2 and "Shannonpalooza" their attitudes shifted somewhat, even so far as to cause Chris to exclaim "Locke rocks!" During episode 46 Chris announced LOCKEtoberfest without consulting Jeff, and seemingly just because he liked the pun on Oktoberfest/Rocktoberfest.

So far the only unique segment has been "Shannon Trivia: Locke Addiction" which, like Shannon Trivia from Shannonpalooza, is announced by a harmonica tone. Shannon Trivia: Locke Addiction questions center around Terry O'Quinn.

Jeff also stated that there's "music everywhere" at LOCKEtoberfest and "you can't escape it," but the music only consisted of a harmonica jam between Jeff and Chris during episode 54.

Episode List

All episodes are available to stream for free through iTunes or SoundCloud.

Episode air dates are estimated based on iTunes dates, Facebook posts and the idea that new episodes were supposed to premiere on Wednesdays even though that didn't always happen.

Links in the "Original Songs" column will take you to the Soundcloud page and time stamp where this instance of the song is found. Due to differences between Soundcloud on a Mac vs. a Windows laptop these links may not line up exactly, but they will be close. I haven't figured out yet why they're slightly off, but they are.

Season 1

Season 1 is 42 episodes long and ran from February 2014 - December 2014.

# Date Episode Title Hosts Ratings Original Songs Special Notes
1 February 26, 2014 The Constant (4x05)
  • Jeff Rosenstock
  • Chris Farren
  • Tim Daniels
  • 23
  • 16
  • 23
2 March 5, 2014 Numbers (1x18)
  • Jeff Rosenstock
  • Chris Farren
  • Tim Daniels
  • Christine Hooker
  • 15
  • 15
  • 8
  • 16
3 March 12, 2014 The Shape of Things to Come (4x09)
  • Jeff Rosenstock
  • Chris Farren
  • Tim Daniels
  • 23
  • 23
  • 16
4 March 19, 2014 Exposé (3x14)
  • Jeff Rosenstock
  • Chris Farren
  • Marie Miller
  • 42
  • 23 1/2
  • 8
5 March 26, 2014 Walkabout (1x04)
  • Jeff Rosenstock
  • Chris Farren
  • Tim Daniels
  • 15
  • 15
  • 23
6 April 2, 2014 Further Instructions (3x03)
  • Jeff Rosenstock
  • Chris Farren
  • Dave Garwacke
  • 16
  • 4
  • 16
-This is the first episode to receive a rating of 4 by any host.
7 April 9, 2014 All the Best Cowboys Have Daddy Issues (1x11)
  • Jeff Rosenstock
  • Chris Farren
  • Tim Daniels
  • 15
  • 15
  • 15
-This is the first episode to have a 3-fr-3's Day.
8 April 17, 2014 LaFleur (5x08)
  • Jeff Rosenstock
  • Chris Farren
  • Tim Daniels
  • John DeDomenici
  • 23
  • 42
  • 16
  • 23
9 April 23, 2014 What Kate Does (6x03)
  • Jeff Rosenstock
  • Chris Farren
  • Tim Daniels
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
10 April 30, 2014 Ji Yeon (4x07)
  • Jeff Rosenstock
  • Chris Farren
  • Tim Daniels
  • 23
  • 16
  • 42
11 May 5, 2014 Stranger in a Strange Land (3x09) LIVE!
  • Jeff Rosenstock
  • Chris Farren
  • Tim Daniels
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
-This episode was recorded live in front of an audience at Union Hall in Brooklyn, NY on April 25th, 2014.
12 May 14, 2014 Greatest Hits (3x21)
  • Jeff Rosenstock
  • Chris Farren
  • Jonah Bayer
  • 42
  • 23
  • 23
-This episode was supposed to include the theme "Interesting Kisses."
13 May 21, 2014 One of Us *AFTER DARK* (3x16)
  • Jeff Rosenstock
  • Chris Farren
  • Christine Mackie
  • 16
  • 16
  • 16
-This is the first *AFTER DARK* episode.

-This episode was recorded in the early hours of April 29th, 2014 which is Chris Farren's birthday.

14 May 28, 2014 What They Died For (6x16)
  • Jeff Rosenstock
  • Chris Farren
  • Mike Campbell
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
-This episode is a 3-fr-3's Day but they forgot to play the song.
15 June 4, 2014 The 23rd Psalm (2x10)
  • Jeff Rosenstock
  • Chris Farren
  • Tim Daniels
  • 42
  • 42
  • 23
16 June 12, 2014 Ab Aeterno (6x09)
  • Jeff Rosenstock
  • Chris Farren
  • Laura Stevenson
  • Mike Campbell
  • 42
  • 42
  • 42
  • 42
-This episode features the only 4-fr-4's Day.
17 June 22, 2014 Jughead (5x03)
  • Jeff Rosenstock
  • Chris Farren
  • Casey Lee
  • 16
  • 23
  • 42
18 June 25, 2014 Dave (2x18)
  • Jeff Rosenstock
  • Chris Farren
  • Casey Lee
  • 42
  • 23
  • 23
19 July 3, 2014 Special (1x14)
  • Jeff Rosenstock
  • Chris Farren
  • 16
  • 15
-This is the first episode to not feature a guest host.

-This is the first episode to not feature a Lostapedia segment.

20 July 10, 2014 Collision (2x08)
  • Jeff Rosenstock
  • Chris Farren
  • Tim Daniels
  • 23
  • 18
  • 8
21 July 16, 2014 SOS (2x19)
  • Jeff Rosenstock
  • Chris Farren
  • Tim Daniels
  • 8
  • 16
  • 16
-This episode is mistakenly labeled 2x10 on iTunes and SoundCloud.
22 July 23, 2014 Outlaws (1x16)
  • Jeff Rosenstock
  • Chris Farren
  • 15
  • 16
-This is the first of two episodes Jeff recorded from Australia.
23 July 30, 2014 The Greater Good (1x21)
  • Jeff Rosenstock
  • Chris Farren
  • 8
  • 8
-This is the second episode Jeff recorded from Australia.
24 August 6, 2014 Cabin Fever (4x11)
  • Jeff Rosenstock
  • Chris Farren
  • Amy Glickman Brown
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
25 August 13, 2014 The Last Recruit (6x13)
  • Jeff Rosenstock
  • Chris Farren
  • Casey Lee
  • Amy Glickman Brown
  • James Brown
  • 15
  • 16
  • 16
  • 16
  • 23
-This episode features the most guest hosts in a single episode.

-Despite having three ratings the same, it was determined not to be a 3-fr-3's Day because the ratings weren't unanimous, but they played the theme anyway.

26 August 20, 2014 Some Like It Hoth (5x13)
  • Jeff Rosenstock
  • Chris Farren
  • 42
  • 42
-At the end of this episode Chris teased a very special apology for Tim on the next episode. This would be the beginning of "The Incident."
27 August 27, 2014 The Whole Truth (2x16)
  • Jeff Rosenstock
  • Chris Farren
  • Tim Daniels
  • 42
  • 23
  • 23
-This episode was mistakenly labeled 6x13 on iTunes and SoundCloud

-This episode marks the true beginning of "The Incident."

28 September 3, 2014 SOLITARY (1x09)
  • Chris Farren
  • 15
-This is the first episode to not feature both Jeff and Chris.

-This is the first episode to feature a single host.

-This is the only episode to begin with a "Previously on..." segment.

-This is the shortest episode.

29 September 10, 2014 Because You Left (5x01)
  • Chris Farren
  • Casey Lee
  • 4
  • 23
30 September 17, 2014 Happily Ever After (6x11)
  • Jeff Rosenstock
  • Chris Farren
  • 15
  • 23
-This episode marks Jeff's return after a two episode break while he toured Korea and Japan with the Bruce Lee Band.
31 September 24, 2014 ? (2x21)
  • Jeff Rosenstock
  • 42
-This is the only episode Jeff hosts alone, and the only episode Chris is not featured on.
32 October 1, 2014 Whatever Happened, Happened (5x11)
  • Jeff Rosenstock
  • Chris Farren
  • Tim Daniels
  • 23
  • 23
  • 16
-This episode brings "The Incident," which spanned a total of 6 episodes, to a close.
33 October 7, 2014 The Economist (4x03)
  • Jeff Rosenstock
  • Chris Farren
  • Tim Daniels
  • 23
  • 42
  • 23
34 October 16, 2014 Left Behind *AFTER DARK* (3x15)
  • Jeff Rosenstock
  • Chris Farren
  • 42
  • 42
35 October 23, 2014 Raised By Another *AFTER DARK* (1x10)
  • Jeff Rosenstock
  • Chris Farren
  • Jonah Bayer
  • 42
  • 23
  • 23
-Jeff has stated multiple times that this is his least favorite episode of the podcast and he'll never listen to it again.
36 October 29, 2014 Tricia Tanaka Is Dead LIVE! (3x10)
  • Jeff Rosenstock
  • Chris Farren
  • Tim Daniels
  • 15
  • 16
  • 42
-This episode was recorded before a live audience a Union Hall in Brooklyn, NY on October 19, 2014
37 November 19, 2014 Born to Run (1x22)
  • Jeff Rosenstock
  • Chris Farren
  • 42
  • 42
-This episode is mistakenly labeled 1x20 on iTunes and SoundCloud.

-This episode marked the return of the show after an unscheduled 2 week break while Jeff and Chris were touring with their band, Antarctigo Vespucci. It was the longest break between episodes in season 1.

38 November 26, 2014 Not In Portland (3x07)
  • Jeff Rosenstock
  • Chris Farren
  • 42
  • 23
39 December 4, 2014 This Place is Death (5x05)
  • Jeff Rosenstock
  • Chris Farren
  • 23
  • 23
40 December 10, 2014 Something Nice Back Home (4x10)
  • Jeff Rosenstock
  • Chris Farren
  • Tim Daniels
  • 42
  • 43
  • 4
-Nothing discussed in this episode of the podcast actually happened on an episode of LOST. It's debatable whether they even watched this LOST episode before recording.

-This is the first episode to not use some variation of the main theme song to start the show.

41 December 18, 2014 LAX Pt. 1 (6x01)
  • Jeff Rosenstock
  • Chris Farren
  • Larry Kwartowitz
  • 23
  • 42
-Though he's listed in the episode title, Larry only appears in the episode as a short recording at the end giving his explanation of the final season of LOST. He doesn't give a rating for the episode.
42 December 24, 2014 The Other Woman CHRISTMAS SPECIAL (4x06)
  • Jeff Rosenstock
  • Chris Farren
  • 4
  • 4
-While recording the original 42nd episode Chris' computer shut down before he saved his Logic file and his half of the episode was lost. They were forced to rerecord the episode.

-This is the worst rated episode of LOST so far based on average host ratings.

-This was not a true 3-fr-3's Day, but they played the theme anyway because "It's Christmas."

Season 2

In episode 42 "The Other Woman CHRISTMAS SPECIAL (4x06)" Jeff and Chris stated that they were taking a break, but they would probably be back in February.[8] Later in the episodeJeff jokingly said "We did 42 of these, and in four to two weeks we're gonna come back and do 42 more."[9] During his AMA, Jeff answered that the plan was for the show to return in May 2015.[10] The reason for the delay was that he "wanted to come back with some episodes that were me Chris and Tim live in the same room instead of over Google Hangouts."[11] This intention was repeated on Twitter[12].

On June 19th, Chris stated via Twitter that they recorded two new episodes, but "things have been hectic with mixing [the new Antarctigo Vespucci record] and [Jeff's] wedding so we haven't been able to edit or do more yet"[13].

On July 22, 2015 the official Back to the Island twitter account tweeted a link to a stream of the new Antarctigo Vespucci album "Leavin' La Vida Loca" with the comment "Pt. 1 of cool news today:..."[14] followed by a winky face[15] teasing the release of the Season 2 premier later that night.

# Date Episode Title Hosts Ratings Original Songs Special Notes
43 July 22, 2015 Man of Science (2x01)
  • Jeff Rosenstock
  • Chris Farren
  • Laura Stevenson
  • 23
  • 23
  • 16
-This is the second season premier of the Back to the Island, as well as the second season premier of LOST.

-This episode was released almost 7 months to the day after the previous episode

-The actual title of this episode of LOST is "Man of Science, Man of Faith"

44 July 29th, 2015 Whatever the Case May Be (1x12)
  • Jeff Rosenstock
  • Chris Farren
  • Tim Daniels
  • 4
  • 4
  • 4
-This episode is Week 1 of "Shannonpalooza"

-This episode is the first 3-fr-3's Day of season 2.

45 August 5th, 2015 Hearts and Minds (1x13)
  • Jeff Rosenstock
  • Chris Farren
  • 42
  • 42
-This episode is Week 2 of "Shannonpalooza"

-The poem Chris recites for the cold open was written by Rumi, and was quoted by Maggie Grace on Instagram.

-This episode of LOST follows the episode from the previous podcast, making this the first time they've watched an episode in order.

-This is the first episode to feature a song by someone not guest hosting.

46 August 12th, 2015 ...In Translation (1x17)
  • Jeff Rosenstock
  • Chris Farren
  • 23
  • 42
-This episode is Week 3 of "Shannonpalooza"

-The poem Chris recites for the cold open was written by Rumi, and was quoted by Maggie Grace on Instagram.

-This is the only "Shannonpalooza" to use a different opening theme ("Kids" by MGMT). All other "Shannonpalooza" episodes opened with "Time to Pretend" by MGMT. "Time to Pretend" can still be heard very briefly after the Colgate commercial.

-This is the first episode to feature an Antarctigo Vespucci song ("VI").

47 August 19th, 2015 Abandoned (2x06)
  • Jeff Rosenstock
  • Chris Farren
  • 16
  • C+(16)
-This episode is Week 4, and the last week of "Shannonpalooza."

-This is the only "Shannonpalooza" episode featuring a LOST episode not from season 1.

-This is the only "Shannonpalooza" episode to not feature any Shannon Trivia segments.

-This episode marks the 42nd time the Lostapedia theme has been played.

48 August 26th, 2015* Confirmed Dead (4x02)
  • Jeff Rosenstock
  • Chris Farren
  • Ginger Alford
  • 42
  • 42
  • 42
-*This episode was accidentally released on iTunes late Tuesday, August 25th, followed by the tweet "Oops I thought it was Wednesday"[16]. The Soundcloud file was released Wednesday afternoon.

-This is the first episode in 23 episodes to feature a new guest host, not including episode 41 which credits Larry Kwartowitz, but who doesn't actually appear as a guest host during the episode.

-This is the first episode to feature three hosts recording from three different locations.

49 September 2nd, 2015 Dr. Linus (6x07)
  • Jeff Rosenstock
  • Chris Farren
  • Casey Lee
  • 4
  • 4
  • 4
-This is the first episode of season 2 to not feature a Lostapedia segment, despite Jeff expressing a wish to end the segment after episode 44.

-This, combined with the previous episode, makes the first true back-to-back 3-fr-3's Day. Previously, episodes 13 & 14 were 3-fr-3's Days, but they forgot to play the theme in episode 14. And episodes 24 & 25 were 3-fr-3's Days, but episode 25 had a total of 5 hosts and only 3 of them had matching scores (all the scores weren't unanimous) but they played the theme anyway.

-This episode combined with the previous episode has the widest possible range of scores (all 42's last episode, all 4's this episode).

-This might be considered to be the lowest ranking episode, even though episode 44 also earned three 4's, because initially in episode 44 Chris said he wanted to give it an 8, but then changed his mind. Episode 42 also earned all 4's, but because there was no guest host, it only earned two 4's, not three.

50 September 9th, 2015 The Man Behind the Curtain (3x20)
  • Jeff Rosenstock
  • Chris Farren
  • Tim Daniels
  • 16
  • 23
-This is the 50th episode of Back to the Island!

-This is the second episode to feature a credited guest who doesn't actually guest host the show or provide a "LOST My Report Card" rating. The first was episode 42.

-Despite Chirs' doubts, this is the first time they've called someone during the show.

51 September 16th, 2015 The Moth (1x07)
  • Jeff Rosenstock
  • Chris Farren
  • 42
  • 42
-As Chris mentions in the episode, this is the first time both hosts have unknowingly created unique themes for the same reference. The only other similar instance was in episode 42 where Chris sang the Christmas Joke song in English and then Jeff sang it in Spanish, however they were still performing the same song other than the language difference.
52 September 23rd, 2015 I Do (3x06)
  • Jeff Rosenstock
  • Chris Farren
  • 42
  • 42
-This is a special *wedding themed* episode and was released a few days before Chris' wedding.

-This is the first time a theme from season 2 has been repeated (Lockeabout).

-This marks the first time there have been two perfectly scored episodes in a row.

53 September 30th, 2015 Lighthouse (6x05)
  • Jeff Rosenstock
  • Chris Farren
  • 23
  • 16
-Jeff recorded this episode from California shortly before leaving to play a series of shows in Japan with the Bruce Lee Band.

-Despite the "Chris Farren Public Decree" Chris actually has given a 42 to an episode in which Sawyer didn't appear--Ab Aeterno - episode 16.

-This is the last episode before the planned LOCKEtoberfest series starts.

54 October 7th, 2015 Deus Ex Machina (1x19)
  • Jeff Rosenstock
  • Chris Farren
  • 42
  • 42
-This is the first LOCKEtoberfest episode.

-This is seemingly the first time they have unintentionally called out a theme song title that was previously used, and written a new theme for it (Do You Think That's a Thing?/Do You Think That That's a Thing?)

55 October 14th, 2015 Orientation (2x03)
  • Jeff Rosenstock
  • Chris Farren
  • 32
  • 23
-This is the second LOCKEtoberfest episode.

-This is the first time the Apology Accepted theme has been heard in season 2.

-This is the first time Lostapedia has used a new theme. Previous variations were used for other bits (Farrenpedia, Mouseapedia), but not for an actual Lostapedia section.

56 October 21st, 2015 The Brig (3x19)
  • Jeff Rosenstock
  • Chris Farren
  • 23
  • 23
-This is the third LOCKEtoberfest episode.
57 October 28th, 2015 The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham (5x07)
  • Jeff Rosenstock
  • Chris Farren
  • 4
  • 4
-This is the final episode of LOCKEtoberfest

-Jeff recorded this episode while on a beach in Virginia

-This is the shortest episode to feature both Jeff and Chris, and the second shortest episode overall (Chris' first solo episode--number 28--clocks in at 14:32).

58 November 4th, 2015 House of the Rising Sun (1x06)
  • Jeff Rosenstock
  • Chris Farren
  • Christine Mackie
  • Corey Mitchell (did not vote)
  • Vinnie Fiorello (did not vote)
  • Eric (the Tattoo Artist) (did not vote)
  • 42
  • 42
  • 42
-This is the first completely "on location" episode of the podcast not including live episodes.

-This is the first episode to be intentionally recorded in several sections (not due to technical difficulties).

59 November 13th, 2015 The Cost of Living (3x05)
  • Jeff Rosenstock
  • Chris Farren
  • Mike Huguenor (did not vote)
  • 42
  • 42
-Jeff recorded this from a venue in Tucson, AZ on November 12th, 2015.-This is the halfway point in Jeff & Chris' quest to rewatch every episode of LOST.
60 November 26th, 2015 Eggtown (4x04)
  • Jeff Rosenstock
  • Chris Farren
  • Christine Mackie (did not vote)
  • 42
  • 42
-This episode premiered on Thanksgiving (U.S.), one day late

-This is the first episode back after No Show Show #1

-This is the first time the show has had three perfectly rated episodes in a row.

61 December 17th, 2015 The Variable (5x14)
  • Jeff Rosenstock
  • Chris Farren
  • 8
  • 8
-This was the first episode to be intentionally released on a Thursday, the new release day.

-Initially this episode was missing the Main, Lostapedia and Ending theme music, but was reuploaded later that day with the themes included.

-Chris gave the episode a 4, but Jeff said it's an 8 because Chris watched the episode twice and he agreed.

62 Decemeber 24th, 2015 Homecoming (1x15)
  • Jeff Rosenstock
  • Chris Farren
  • 42
  • 23
-This episode was released on December 24th, even though Soundcloud and iTunes list the date as December 21st, because that's the day the episode was uploaded, before it was made public.

-This episode was released one year to the day after episode 42, the season one finale.

-This is their Christmas episode, but they don't mention Christmas at any point.

-During this episode Jeff and Chris announce they'll be watching The Little Prince (5x04)

-The last Mailbag segment was episode 28 (August 13th, 2014), which was Chris' solo episode. The last Mailbag episode with both Chris and Jeff was episode 25 (September 3rd, 2014). Either way Jeff is right when he says it's been over a year since they last checked the Mailbag.

63 December 31st, 2015 Everybody Loves Hugo (6x12)
  • Jeff Rosenstock
  • Chris Farren
  • 15
  • 23
-This is the last episode of 2015 and was recorded on New Year's Eve of 2015.

-In the previous episode they said this episode would be The Little Prince (5x04).

64 January 7th, 2016 Lockdown (2x17)
  • Jeff Rosenstock
  • Chris Farren
  • Tim Daniels
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
-Chris says that Tim hasn't been on the show for a year. His last appearance was actually episode 50, 4 months earlier, though he only appeared in a phone call and didn't rate the episode. His last appearance as a regular guest host was episode 44, about 5 and a half months earlier.

-This marks Tim's 20th appearance on the podcast.

-Chris ends up naming 24 bald actors if you count the questionable submissions like Frank Sinatra, Lex Luthor and the Six Flags Guy.

65 January 21st, 2016 Exodus Pt. 2 (1x24)
  • Jeff Rosenstock
  • Chris Farren
  • 42*
  • 42*
-This episode came after a one week break, during which Jeff promised a super-sized episode[17]. This episode comes in at around 38 minutes, which is about average.

-The reason for the confusion on the episode counts is because there were 3 longer-than-usual episodes of LOST, and Netflix splits two of them into two episodes. So the actual produced episode count is 118, but Netflix has 120 listed.

-The version of the LOST series finale on Netflix used to be a shorter, edited version and it's possible it used to appear as two episodes as well, accounting for Google listing 121 episodes.

-This is the first episode to not be rated by any host.

*In episode 67 Jeff and Chris rated "The Exodus" as a whole, so those ratings have been retroactively applied even though parts 2 & 3 weren't rated in their episodes.

66 January 28th, 2016 Exodus Pt. 3 (1x25)
  • Jeff Rosenstock
  • Chris Farren
  • Tim Daniels
  • 42*
  • 42*
  • N/A
-This is listed as Exodus Pt. 3 (1x25) though in the original airing this episode was the second half of double episode, Exodus Pt. 2 (1x24). Because of that a rating this episode was expected to cover this week, as well as the previous week's content, and that may have been the original intention, but the episode ended without a rating.

-At one point Jeff tries to throw to Lost My Report Card, but they get sidetracked and never return to rate the episodes.

-The episode description on Soundcloud and iTunes incorrectly states that this is the first time they've watched two episodes in order, but in the episode Chris says he thinks they've done it one other time which is correct. Weeks 1 & 2 of Shannonpalooza (episodes 44 & 45) followed the production order of the show.

*In episode 67 Jeff and Chris rated "The Exodus" as a whole, so those ratings have been retroactively applied even though parts 2 & 3 weren't rated in their episodes.

67 February 11th, 2016 Exodus Pt. 1 (1x23)
  • Jeff Rosenstock
  • Chris Farren
  • 42
  • 42
-This episode completes "The Exodus" season 1 finale.

-This episode was more about LOST than any episode has been in a long time, and most of what they discussed actually happened.

-During the "Lost My Report Card" segment Jeff and Chris rated the Exodus storyline as a whole, retroactively giving ratings to episodes 65 and 66.

68 February 25th, 2016 Everybody Hates Hugo (2x04)
  • Jeff Rosenstock
  • Chris Farren
  • 42
  • 42
-This episode is a frustrating phone call between Jeff & Chris, featuring a forgotten theme ("Technical Difficulties") and segment ("Bonus Clip").

-Though there is no official Apologies section, the episode ends with Jeff and Chris apologizing to each other while the outro music plays.

69 March 17th, 2016 The Hunting Party (2x11)
  • Jeff Rosenstock
  • Chris Farren
  • Kelly-Dawn Kelso
  • 15
  • 8
  • 4
-On Soundcloud and iTunes the episode guest is listed as KellyDawn Helmrich, but her real name is Kelly-Dawn Kelso.

-This was recorded while Jeff & Chris were on tour in Australia and is the first truly international episode of Back to the Island.

-This is the 69th episode of Back to the Island, but they didn't make any jokes about it.

Special Episodes

Some episodes are not centered around an episode of LOST for one reason or another.

Episode Title Date Hosts Original Songs Special Notes
No Show Show #1 November 18th, 2015
  • Chris Farren
  • Casey Lee
-This is the first special episode released in lieu of a regular episode (though it's not the first time they have missed posting an episode at the regular time).

-This No Show Show aired between episodes 59 & 60, shortly after Jeff's van had been broken into, and all the bands guitars and clothing were stolen while on tour.

-The Wing Nuts episode 9 follows directly from this recording.

No Show Show #2 December 3rd, 2015
  • Chris Farren
  • Cassandra Farren
  • Casey Lee
  • Sean Stevenson
  • Melissa Stevenson
-This No Show Show aired between episodes 60 & No Show Show #3.

-It mostly features Chris asking his friends for stories while walking around Naples in the rain and wind.

No Show Show #3 December 10th, 2015
  • Chris Farren
  • Casey Lee
  • Sean Stevenson
  • Melissa Stevenson
-This aired between the No Show Show #2 and episode 61.

-This is the first time the No Show Show has been put up in place of a regular episode twice in a row.

-This episode was recorded shortly after Chris' first Stage-It show.

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