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A more-or-less weekly podcast dedicated to all things geeky in pop culture and entertainment. We talk about everything from film and television to books, comics, video games, and more.

Paul Smith and Arlo J. Wiley


    • Dec 22, 2021 LATEST EPISODE
    • every other week NEW EPISODES
    • 1h 43m AVG DURATION
    • 454 EPISODES

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    458 - The Muppet Christmas Carol

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 113:46

    It's only one more Gobbledygeek ‘til Christmas! This year, instead of discussing the weird or cynical sides of the holidays, Paul and Arlo are embracing sincerity with a look at 1992's The Muppet Christmas Carol. The first Muppets feature film following the death of Jim Henson is a faithful adaptation of the classic novella, with Gonzo as Charles Dickens himself and none other than Michael Caine as Ebenezer Scrooge. The boys discuss why Caine's decision to play things straight is key to the film's success, the film's technical wizardry, the beautiful songs by Paul Williams, and why it's the greatest Christmas film of them all. Plus, Paul and Arlo recount a very strange year and get honest about the difficulties of the holiday season.   NEXT: have a safe and merry holiday, regardless of what you celebrate, and a happy new year. We'll be back in 2022 with the long-awaited discussion of The Americans season 4 featuring Wesley Mead.     BREAKDOWN 00:00:50  -  Intro 00:14:00  -  The Muppet Christmas Carol 01:42:05  -  Outro / Next     LINKS   “A meta-masterpiece: why ‘The Muppet Christmas Carol' is the perfect festive film” by Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett, The Guardian “A Grand Yuletide Theory: ‘The Muppet Christmas Carol' is the Best Adaptation of ‘A Christmas Carol'” by Ethan Warren, Bright Wall / Dark Room “Long Lost ‘Muppet Christmas Carol' Song Has Been Rediscovered and Will Be Included in 4K Release” by Hoai-Tran Bui, Slashfilm “The makers of ‘The Muppet Christmas Carol' break down the movie's lost musical number” by Tyler Aquilina, ew.com “How we made: The Muppet Christmas Carol” by Ben Beaumont-Thomas, The Guardian       MUSIC “Scrooge” by The Muppet Cast, The Muppet Christmas Carol (Original Soundtrack) (1992) “When Love Is Gone” by Meredith Braun, The Muppet Christmas Carol (Original Soundtrack) (1992) “It Feels Like Christmas” by The Ghost of Christmas Present, The Muppet Christmas Carol (Original Soundtrack) (1992) “One More Sleep ‘til Christmas” by Kermit the Frog, The Muppet Christmas Carol (Original Soundtrack) (1992) GOBBLEDYCARES National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/  Support AAPI communities and those affected by anti-Asian violence: https://www.gofundme.com/c/act/stop-aapi-hate Support the AAPI Civic Engagement Fund: https://aapifund.org/ Support Black Lives Matter and find anti-racism resources: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ Advocate for writers who might be owed money due to discontinuance of royalties: https://www.writersmustbepaid.org/  Help teachers and classrooms in need: https://www.donorschoose.org/ Do your part to remove the burden of medical debt for individuals, families, and veterans: https://ripmedicaldebt.org/ Register to vote: https://vote.gov/

    457 - What If…? (feat. Michael Holland)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 146:05

    What if…you listened to a podcast about What If…? In a universe of infinite possibilities, Michael Holland (currently post-production supervisor on The Peripheral for Amazon) finds himself once again teaming up with Paul and Arlo for a discussion of MCUTV. This time, it's the Marvel Cinematic Universe's first animated series, the multiversal What If…? Ostensibly an anthology series, the show ponders the ways in which our heroes' lives could have gone very, very differently. For their part, the gang ponders the series' relationship to the classic comic book of the same name, how the 2.5D animation allows for greater freedom than live-action, how voice acting is not the same thing as physical acting, and how–of course–everything is connected.   NEXT: we bid farewell to 2021 with the comfy, cozy The Muppet Christmas Carol.     BREAKDOWN 00:00:30  -  Intro / Guest 00:04:06  -  What if…there was a comic book series called What If…? 00:20:04  -  What If…?  (the show!) 02:19:40  -  Outro / Next     MUSIC “Changes” by David Bowie, Hunky Dory (1971) “Howard the Duck Theme” by Dolby's Cube feat. Cherry Bomb & Lea Thompson, Howard the Duck Original Soundtrack (1986)     GOBBLEDYCARES National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/  Support AAPI communities and those affected by anti-Asian violence: https://www.gofundme.com/c/act/stop-aapi-hate Support the AAPI Civic Engagement Fund: https://aapifund.org/ Support Black Lives Matter and find anti-racism resources: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ Advocate for writers who might be owed money due to discontinuance of royalties: https://www.writersmustbepaid.org/  Help teachers and classrooms in need: https://www.donorschoose.org/ Do your part to remove the burden of medical debt for individuals, families, and veterans: https://ripmedicaldebt.org/ Register to vote: https://vote.gov/

    456 - FCF: Outer Darkness

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 100:56

    “And cast ye the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.” So says Matthew 25:30, and in John Layman and Afu Chan's Outer Darkness, there is plenty of weeping–and so, so much gnashing of teeth. For their last Four-Color Flashback of the year, Paul and Arlo discuss Layman and Chan's 2018-19 Image/Skybound series, which imagines a far-flung future where spaceships need exorcists onboard and the dead can be resurrected so long as you cast a net wide enough to catch their souls. The boys discuss the book's ingenious mash-up of space opera and supernatural horror, how Layman & Chan expertly juggle a number of timelines, why the visceral splorches of Chan's art are so satisfying, and the depressing realities behind the series' cancellation.   NEXT: what if…we did another MCUTV episode with Hollywood's own Michael Holland? We'll be discussing, you guessed it, the animated Marvel series What If…? BREAKDOWN 00:00:57  -  Intro 00:04:39  -  Outer Darkness 01:37:00  -  Outro / Next MUSIC “Spirit in the Sky” by Bauhaus, Singles (2013) “Furries!” by Pony Death Ride, Not a Foal, Not Yet a Horse (2012) GOBBLEDYCARES National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/  Support AAPI communities and those affected by anti-Asian violence: https://www.gofundme.com/c/act/stop-aapi-hate Support the AAPI Civic Engagement Fund: https://aapifund.org/ Support Black Lives Matter and find anti-racism resources: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ Advocate for writers who might be owed money due to discontinuance of royalties: https://www.writersmustbepaid.org/  Help teachers and classrooms in need: https://www.donorschoose.org/ Do your part to remove the burden of medical debt for individuals, families, and veterans: https://ripmedicaldebt.org/ Register to vote: https://vote.gov/

    455 - Reservation Dogs (feat. Nikki Stafford)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 89:42

    The best show on TV is on FX--well, FX on Hulu, that is. It's called Reservation Dogs, it was created by Sterlin Harjo and Taika Waititi, and it is about four Indigenous kids from Oklahoma dreaming of escape to California. To discuss this funny, heartbreaking show, Paul and Arlo are joined by pop culture writer extraordinaire Nikki Stafford. The gang discusses the show's subtle storytelling, its incredible cast, the way Harjo and his team thread the needle between tragedy and comedy, and how this series breaks ground for mainstream Native representation in America. Plus, Arlo almost killed Paul.   NEXT: second time's the charm; hopefully, we'll actually do a Four-Color Flashback on John Layman and Afu Chan's Outer Darkness.     BREAKDOWN 00:00:42  -  Intro / Guest 00:10:45  -  Reservation Dogs 01:25:45  -  Outro / Next     LINKS   ‘Stoodis!' & ‘Skoden' — ‘Reservation Dogs' Puts NDN Slang in Focus by Jeanette Centeno, powwows.com   “‘Reservation Dogs' Co-Creators Sterlin Harjo & Taika Waititi Talk Using Humor “To Subvert Expectations” In Indigenous Representation – TCA” by Alexandra Del Rosario, Deadline   “'Reservation Dogs' Creator Talks New FX Series,” All Things Considered “‘Reservation Dogs': The Interview” by Jonathan Sims, The Paper. Sterlin Harjo on creating FX's ‘Reservation Dogs' with an Indigenous cast and crew -- The Business Podcast There There, a novel by Tommy Orange       MUSIC “I Wanna Be Your Dog” by The Stooges, The Stooges (1969) “Come and Get Your Love” by Redbone, Wovoka (1973)     GOBBLEDYCARES National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/  Support AAPI communities and those affected by anti-Asian violence: https://www.gofundme.com/c/act/stop-aapi-hate Support the AAPI Civic Engagement Fund: https://aapifund.org/ Support Black Lives Matter and find anti-racism resources: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ Advocate for writers who might be owed money due to discontinuance of royalties: https://www.writersmustbepaid.org/  Help teachers and classrooms in need: https://www.donorschoose.org/ Do your part to remove the burden of medical debt for individuals, families, and veterans: https://ripmedicaldebt.org/ Register to vote: https://vote.gov/

    454 - Gobbledyween: Rockula (feat. Eric Sipple)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2021 118:20

    Gobbledyween has come to a close for another year--and we're going out with a fang! To round out our month of frightening films, we've chosen a movie most people have probably never heard of: Rockula, a vampiric musical from 1990 starring Dean Cameron as the bloodsucking Ralph, cursed to try and win back the love of his immortal life every 22 years. We have also chosen to torture none other than Mimesis author Eric Sipple, who has been forced to endure this film with Paul and Arlo. The gang discusses mirror selves, farting bats, resentful stars, and of course, Bo Diddley.   NEXT: enough inner darkness, how about some Outer Darkness? For our next Four-Color Flashback, we explore the interstellar terror of John Layman and Afu Chan's 2018-19 Image series.     BREAKDOWN 00:00:40  -  Intro / Guest 00:09:36  -  Rockula 01:29:46  -  The Box Office Game! 01:52:26  -  Outro / Next     LINKS   Rockula Online        MUSIC “Rockula” by Los Straitjackets, Damas y Caballeros (2001) “Rockula” by Jesse Cutler, Test of Time (2008)     GOBBLEDYCARES National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/  Support AAPI communities and those affected by anti-Asian violence: https://www.gofundme.com/c/act/stop-aapi-hate Support the AAPI Civic Engagement Fund: https://aapifund.org/ Support Black Lives Matter and find anti-racism resources: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ Advocate for writers who might be owed money due to discontinuance of royalties: https://www.writersmustbepaid.org/  Help teachers and classrooms in need: https://www.donorschoose.org/ Do your part to remove the burden of medical debt for individuals, families, and veterans: https://ripmedicaldebt.org/ Register to vote: https://vote.gov/

    453 - Gobbledyween: The Fly (feat. Kenn Edwards)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 152:30

    Have you ever heard of insect podcasts? Neither have we. Paul and Arlo continue Gobbledyween 2021 with a deep penetrating dive into the plasma pool, as Alex Jonestown Massacre guitarist Kenn Edwards teleports on over to discuss David Cronenberg's 1986 classic The Fly. The gang places the film in the context of the AIDS epidemic, marvels at just how charming it is, raves about Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis' chemistry, and declares makeup effects artist Chris Walas to be one of the unsung heroes of ‘80s cinema. Plus, Kenn gives us a breakdown of the 20 (!) live events he's been to post-vaccine.   NEXT: all things must come to an end, and so Gobbledyween returns to the grave after one final performance. Mimesis author Eric Sipple helps us lift the coffin lid on Luca Bercovici's 1990 masterpiece Rockula.     BREAKDOWN 00:00:20  -  Intro / Guest 00:05:42  -  The Fly 00:11:18  -  Oh wait, it's Ted Lasso tangents and concert reviews… 00:47:35  -  Okay, back to The Fly, for real this time 01:26:46  -  Kenn blindsides us with his House of the Devil thoughts 01:30:00  -  Aaaaaand the finale of our The Fly discussion 02:01:20  -  The Box Office Game! 02:26:28  -  Outro / Next     LINKS   The Beetle and the Fly by David Cronenberg, The Paris Review The Definitives: The Fly by Brian Eggert, Deep Focus Review Pushing the Button: a Chronologically LOST Posdcast Welcome to Paradise: A Green Day Podcast Alex Jonestown Massacre // Bandcamp // Spotify        MUSIC “Pretty Fly (for a White Guy)” by The Offspring, Americana (1998) “Fly Away” by Lenny Kravitz, 5 (1998)     GOBBLEDYCARES National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/  Support AAPI communities and those affected by anti-Asian violence: https://www.gofundme.com/c/act/stop-aapi-hate Support the AAPI Civic Engagement Fund: https://aapifund.org/ Support Black Lives Matter and find anti-racism resources: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ Advocate for writers who might be owed money due to discontinuance of royalties: https://www.writersmustbepaid.org/  Help teachers and classrooms in need: https://www.donorschoose.org/ Do your part to remove the burden of medical debt for individuals, families, and veterans: https://ripmedicaldebt.org/ Register to vote: https://vote.gov/

    452 - Gobbledyween: Nightbreed (feat. Joseph Lewis)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 124:59

    Listen to them, the children of the night. What movies they make! For the second installment of Gobbledyween 2021, A/V writer-director Joseph Lewis joins Paul and Arlo for a discussion of Clive Barker's 1990 film Nightbreed. Butchered by the studio on initial release and restored to its full grotesquerie decades later, Nightbreed is a bizarre fusion of epic fantasy, slasher, and supernatural horror. The gang discusses why that mix is so fascinating, why it's important that the monsters are the good guys, auteur David Cronenberg's turn as the evil Dr. Dekker, and the queer framework that gives the film extra resonance. Plus, as promised, Joe has some thoughts on The House of the Devil.   NEXT: speaking of that Cronenberg guy, Alex Jonestown Massacre guitarist Kenn Edwards helps us continue Gobbledyween with a discussion of 1986's The Fly.     BREAKDOWN 00:01:00  -  Intro / Joe's thoughts on The House of the Devil 00:24:30  -  Nightbreed 01:43:53  -  Closing shenanigans (The Box-Office Game?) 02:00:18  -  Outro / Next     LINKS   [Horror Queers] The Inherent Queerness of Clive Barker's Nightbreed by Trace Thurman, Bloody Disgusting Nightbreed: The Enduring Appeal of a Horror Classic by Marc Buxton, Den of Geek The Monsters of Midian by Duncan Ralston, duncanralston.com Mac Tonight Compilation (video) Joe's Letterboxd Gobbledyween List     MUSIC “Blessed Are You” by Iced Earth, Something Wicked This Way Comes (1998) “Johnny Get Angry” by Anne Bobby, Nightbreed Soundtrack (1990) “Berserker” by Love Among Freaks, Clerks (Music from the Motion Picture) (1994)     GOBBLEDYCARES National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/  Support AAPI communities and those affected by anti-Asian violence: https://www.gofundme.com/c/act/stop-aapi-hate Support the AAPI Civic Engagement Fund: https://aapifund.org/ Support Black Lives Matter and find anti-racism resources: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ Advocate for writers who might be owed money due to discontinuance of royalties: https://www.writersmustbepaid.org/  Help teachers and classrooms in need: https://www.donorschoose.org/ Do your part to remove the burden of medical debt for individuals, families, and veterans: https://ripmedicaldebt.org/ Register to vote: https://vote.gov/

    451 - Gobbledyween: The House of the Devil (feat. Greg Sahadachny)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 105:15

    Leaves are on the ground. Blood is on the screen. It's time for Gobbledyween. Our beloved, bloody tradition returns for another fiendish film fest featuring only the finest (?) of the horror genre. Greg Sahadachny, once and future host of The Debatable Podcast, helps Paul and Arlo kick off Gobbledyween 2021 by giving them a ride to The House of the Devil. Ti West's 2009 breakthrough was a seminal moment in the indie horror boom of the last decade-plus. The question now, so many years removed, is if that moment was worth having. The gang discusses how this film's slow burn played in the context of the torture porn era; its expert aping of the ‘80s aesthetic so near and dear to Paul's heart; the strong performances from Joceline Donahue, Greta Gerwig, and Tom Noonan; and whether West's loving homage is anything more than a reminder of better films.   NEXT: we're checking out of this house, as we hitch a ride with A/V writer-director Joseph Lewis through the mind of Clive Barker. We'll be discussing the director's cut of his 1990 cult classic Nightbreed.     BREAKDOWN 00:01:06  -  Intro / Guest 00:08:44  -  The House of the Devil 01:36:00  -  Outro / Next     MUSIC “The Number of the Beast” by Iron Maiden, The Number of the Beast (1982) “One Things Leads to Another” by The Fixx, Reach the Beach (1983)     GOBBLEDYCARES National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/  Support AAPI communities and those affected by anti-Asian violence: https://www.gofundme.com/c/act/stop-aapi-hate Support the AAPI Civic Engagement Fund: https://aapifund.org/ Support Black Lives Matter and find anti-racism resources: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ Advocate for writers who might be owed money due to discontinuance of royalties: https://www.writersmustbepaid.org/  Help teachers and classrooms in need: https://www.donorschoose.org/ Do your part to remove the burden of medical debt for individuals, families, and veterans: https://ripmedicaldebt.org/ Register to vote: https://vote.gov/

    450 - FCF: The Spire

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 101:14

    For their latest Four-Color Flashback, Paul and Arlo are exploring the world of Si Spurrier and Jeff Stokely's 2015 mini-series The Spire. Our location is a massive, tiered city surrounded by a desolate wasteland; our cast of characters include privileged aristocrats and the undesired “Sculpted,” hybridized from human and animal DNA; and our story is one of noir sleuthing, extreme violence, racial intolerance, and classism. The boys discuss Spurrier and Stokely's deceptively simple storytelling; the “soft edges” around their world-building; Stokely's manga-influenced art; and just how in-spire-ing it all is. Plus, a number of previous FCF selections are hitting the small screen, including Y: The Last Man, The Sandman, and most unbelievably of all, Grendel.   NEXT: what's that? It's October? Time for Gobbledyween 2021. Our annual horror-fest kicks off with a discussion of Ti West's 2009 indie phenom The House of the Devil, featuring our old pal Greg Sahadachny.     BREAKDOWN 00:00:51  -  Intro / Comics on TV banter 00:22:11  -  The Spire 01:34:42  -  Outro / Next     LINKS   Netflix Orders Grendel Series Based On Dark Horse Comic With Abubakr Ali To Star, 8 More Cast by Alexandra Del Rosario, Deadline The Sandman First Look Teaser Strange Cities, Stranger Crimes and “Glorious Weirdness”: An Interview with Simon Spurrier on The Spire by Tobias Carroll, Paste World Building: Character and Color in Stokely and Spurrier's The Spire by Alex Spencer, ComicsAlliance Not Controlling the Outcome: Si Spurrier and Jeff Stokely Talk The Spire by Keith Silva, Comics Bulletin     MUSIC “Gumshoe” by Penny & Sparrow, Finch (2019) “Fresh Tendrils” by Soundgarden, Superunknown (1994)     GOBBLEDYCARES National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/  Support AAPI communities and those affected by anti-Asian violence: https://www.gofundme.com/c/act/stop-aapi-hate Support the AAPI Civic Engagement Fund: https://aapifund.org/ Support Black Lives Matter and find anti-racism resources: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ Advocate for writers who might be owed money due to discontinuance of royalties: https://www.writersmustbepaid.org/  Help teachers and classrooms in need: https://www.donorschoose.org/ Do your part to remove the burden of medical debt for individuals, families, and veterans: https://ripmedicaldebt.org/ Register to vote: https://vote.gov/

    449 - The Americans: Season 3 (feat. Wesley Mead)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 149:07

    To paraphrase Philip and Elizabeth Jennings' new/old handler Gabriel, “Podcasting and timeliness in many ways are antithetical.” After a series of delays, Paul and Arlo are back with guest of honor Wesley “Wezzo” Mead to continue their discussion of Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields' modern classic spy drama The Americans. This time, they're taking a look at season 3, a masterclass in thematic cohesion. Everything, more or less, comes back to the challenge of parenthood: on a micro level, how the Jennings plan on guiding Paige into the world of spycraft; on a macro level, how they can act as individuals under the forceful hand of the Centre. The gang talks self-actualization, bone-crunching, necklacing, and Frank motherfucking Langella. Plus, a detour into the “wholesomeness discourse” raging around Ted Lasso.   NEXT: John Cusack and Paul Dano take on John C. Reilly and Jenna Fischer in a Geek Challenge. It's the very real music biopic Love & Mercy versus the parody music biopic Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story.     BREAKDOWN 00:00:44  -  Intro / Guest 00:05:37  -  Some words about Ted Lasso 00:25:48  -  The Americans: Season 3 02:22:37  -  Outro / Next     MUSIC “Only You” by Yaz, Upstairs at Eric's (1982) “Vienna” by Ultravox, Vienna (1980)     GOBBLEDYCARES National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/  Support AAPI communities and those affected by anti-Asian violence: https://www.gofundme.com/c/act/stop-aapi-hate Support the AAPI Civic Engagement Fund: https://aapifund.org/ Support Black Lives Matter and find anti-racism resources: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ Advocate for writers who might be owed money due to discontinuance of royalties: https://www.writersmustbepaid.org/  Help teachers and classrooms in need: https://www.donorschoose.org/ Do your part to remove the burden of medical debt for individuals, families, and veterans: https://ripmedicaldebt.org/ Register to vote: https://vote.gov/

    448 - Miserable Children

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 8, 2021 95:10

    What happens when a regularly scheduled episode gets regularly postponed? A freestyle, that's what! In lieu of talking about The Americans season 3, Paul and Arlo talk about...well, whatever the fuck they want to talk about. Paul's angry, Arlo's drunk, it's an angry drunken ramble! “Topics” of “discussion” include dumb reality shows like Clash of Cones, the intrinsic value (or lack thereof) in a star rating system, how disappointing the new Lorde album is, and whether or not the boys are actually going to see each other in person this year.   NEXT: The Americans season 3 with Wesley Mead? Maybe?     MUSIC “Happy” by Pharrell Williams, Girl (2013) “Happy Jack” by The Who, Happy Jack (1967)     GOBBLEDYCARES National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/  Support AAPI communities and those affected by anti-Asian violence: https://www.gofundme.com/c/act/stop-aapi-hate Support the AAPI Civic Engagement Fund: https://aapifund.org/ Support Black Lives Matter and find anti-racism resources: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ Advocate for writers who might be owed money due to discontinuance of royalties: https://www.writersmustbepaid.org/  Help teachers and classrooms in need: https://www.donorschoose.org/ Do your part to remove the burden of medical debt for individuals, families, and veterans: https://ripmedicaldebt.org/ Register to vote: https://vote.gov/

    447 - Eric Sipple: The Return

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 114:06

    That Sipple you like is going to come back in style. It's been a long while--we're talking pre-pandemic here--but Eric Sipple is finally making their return to this humble little podcast. Author of Broken Magic and one-third of the Deli Counter of Justice braintrust, Eric tells Paul and Arlo all about their new YA fantasy novel Mimesis--including the loaded, sometimes confusing connotations inferred by the term “YA.” The gang discusses the gorgeous cover art by Demetrio Kring, what inspired Mimesis, and Eric's upcoming gig at the MileHiCon in Denver, CO. Plus, assorted and often tangential thoughts on the Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer.   NEXT: TBD.     LINKS   Eric Sipple's website Kring Demetrio's website Kring Demetrio's Instagram Mimesis Pre-Order (Digital) The Deli Counter of Justice       MUSIC “What the Water Gave Me” by Florence and the Machine, Ceremonials (2011) “Cold Cold Water” by Mirah, Advisory Committee (2002)     GOBBLEDYCARES National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/  Support AAPI communities and those affected by anti-Asian violence: https://www.gofundme.com/c/act/stop-aapi-hate Support the AAPI Civic Engagement Fund: https://aapifund.org/ Support Black Lives Matter and find anti-racism resources: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ Advocate for writers who might be owed money due to discontinuance of royalties: https://www.writersmustbepaid.org/  Help teachers and classrooms in need: https://www.donorschoose.org/ Do your part to remove the burden of medical debt for individuals, families, and veterans: https://ripmedicaldebt.org/ Register to vote: https://vote.gov/

    446 - FCF: Sweet Tooth: The Return

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2021 83:35

    You can't go home again. But you can return to the creator-owned post-apocalyptic fantasy saga that captivated comics readers for 40 twisted, beautiful issues. That's exactly what Jeff Lemire did last year with Sweet Tooth: The Return, a sequel miniseries that takes place three whole centuries after the original Vertigo series' ending. Considering that ending was perfect, does The Return need to exist? Paul and Arlo aren't so sure. They discuss what The Return adds (or subtracts) from the greater narrative, the book's alleged Twin Peaks influence, the story's many “It's like poetry, it rhymes” moments, and why you shouldn't fuck around with elephants. Plus, they start things off by chatting about why Netflix's Sweet Tooth is a great adaptation.   NEXT: Eric...Sipple? Does anyone know who this is? Why is he talking to us? Oh god.     BREAKDOWN 00:00:50  -  Intro 00:03:24  -  Netflix Sweet Tooth adaptation 00:15:50  -  Sweet Tooth: The Return 01:17:13  -  Outro / Next     MUSIC “Living Underground” by Nico Vega, Nico Vega (2009) “The Elephant” by Pete Seeger, Birds, Beasts, Bugs & Fishes (Little & Big) (1998)     GOBBLEDYCARES National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/  Support AAPI communities and those affected by anti-Asian violence: https://www.gofundme.com/c/act/stop-aapi-hate Support the AAPI Civic Engagement Fund: https://aapifund.org/ Support Black Lives Matter and find anti-racism resources: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ Advocate for writers who might be owed money due to discontinuance of royalties: https://www.writersmustbepaid.org/  Help teachers and classrooms in need: https://www.donorschoose.org/ Do your part to remove the burden of medical debt for individuals, families, and veterans: https://ripmedicaldebt.org/ Register to vote: https://vote.gov/

    445 - Black Widow (feat. Tanya Cochran)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 17, 2021 127:28

    After a two-year absence--thanks, global pandemic!--the Marvel Cinematic Universe makes its return to the big screen with the long-awaited Black Widow. And we do mean long-awaited: it's been 11 years since Scarlett Johansson made her debut as Natasha Romanoff, and only now, after we've seen Nat die in Avengers: Endgame, does Black Widow get a solo movie. Paul and Arlo are joined by pop culture fan and academic Tanya Cochran to discuss whether or not Cate Shortland's film was worth the wait. There's talk of trauma, family dramedy, falling debris, and how much Arlo absolutely loves David Harbour as Red Guardian.   NEXT: Sweet Tooth returns, again, in Sweet Tooth: The Return for our next Four-Color Flashback.     BREAKDOWN 00:00:50  -  Intro / Guest 00:05:50  -  Black Widow 00:26:48  -  SPOILERS 02:04:47  -  Outro / Next     MUSIC “Smells Like Teen Spirit” by Think Up Anger (feat. Malia J) (2015) “American Pie” by Don McLean, American Pie (1971)     GOBBLEDYCARES National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/  Support AAPI communities and those affected by anti-Asian violence: https://www.gofundme.com/c/act/stop-aapi-hate Support the AAPI Civic Engagement Fund: https://aapifund.org/ Support Black Lives Matter and find anti-racism resources: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ Advocate for writers who might be owed money due to discontinuance of royalties: https://www.writersmustbepaid.org/  Help teachers and classrooms in need: https://www.donorschoose.org/ Do your part to remove the burden of medical debt for individuals, families, and veterans: https://ripmedicaldebt.org/ Register to vote: https://vote.gov/

    444 - Loki (feat. Michael Holland)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 127:36

    Gobbledygeek's very own MCU TV brain trust reconvenes somewhere in the multiverse, as post-production supervisor to the stars Michael Holland joins Paul and Arlo to discuss Michael Waldron and Kate Herron's Loki. The gang untangles the kooky timeline shenanigans, falls in love with the incestuous narcissism at the heart of the Loki/Sylvie relationship, find themselves wowed by Owen Wilson, and ponders where the show's timey-wimey finale leaves the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Plus, Arlo likes Blade Runner now, and there's some Space Jam: A New Legacy trash talk.   NEXT: the MCU returns to the big screen with Cate Shortland's Black Widow.     BREAKDOWN 00:00:42  -  Intro / Guest 00:17:50  -  Main Topic 01:56:30  -  Outro / Next     LINKS Michael's Page - Holland Imaginarium     MUSIC “Fly Like An Eagle” by Steve Miller Band, Fly Like An Eagle (1976) “Very Full” by Tom Hiddleston, Loki: Vol. 1 (Episodes 1-3) (Original Soundtrack) (2021)     GOBBLEDYCARES National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/  Support AAPI communities and those affected by anti-Asian violence: https://www.gofundme.com/c/act/stop-aapi-hate Support the AAPI Civic Engagement Fund: https://aapifund.org/ Support Black Lives Matter and find anti-racism resources: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ Advocate for writers who might be owed money due to discontinuance of royalties: https://www.writersmustbepaid.org/  Help teachers and classrooms in need: https://www.donorschoose.org/ Do your part to remove the burden of medical debt for individuals, families, and veterans: https://ripmedicaldebt.org/ Register to vote: https://vote.gov/

    443 - FCF: Sweet Tooth: Deluxe Edition - Books Two and Three

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2021 112:44

    Nature is healing. For this month's Four-Color Flashback, Paul and Arlo conclude the post-apocalyptic journeys of  The Boy and the Big Man with Jeff Lemire's Sweet Tooth: Deluxe Edition - Books Two and Three. The remnants of humanity fight tooth and nail for survival against the paws and claws of the human/animal hybrid children, who only seem to be increasing in number. Which begs the question, Whose apocalypse is this, exactly? The boys discuss the obvious influence of Lost on the book, whether or not Lemire should have thrown back a certain Fish, the series' beautiful finale, and how horses are just really tough to draw.   NEXT: could be Loki, could be low-key.   CORRECTION Paul and Arlo rave about Jeff Lemire's use of watercolors throughout Sweet Tooth. That praise should actually be reserved for brilliant colorist José Villarrubia. Sorry, José!     BREAKDOWN 00:00:55  -  Intro / Guest 00:04:40  -  Main Topic 01:47:23  -  Outro / Next     LINKS   The End of 'Sweet Tooth': A deep dive with Jeff Lemire about wrapping up his acclaimed comic book saga by Jeff Jensen, EW.com Damon Lindelof Interviews Jeff Lemire, Part I by Jeffrey Renaud, CBR Damon Lindelof Interviews Jeff Lemire, Part II by Jeffrey Renaud, CBR Man Gets Ass Kicked By Deer     MUSIC “(Nothing But) Flowers” by Talking Heads, Naked (1988) “Nature Trail to Hell” by “Weird Al” Yankovic, In 3-D (1984) GOBBLEDYCARES National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/  Support AAPI communities and those affected by anti-Asian violence: https://www.gofundme.com/c/act/stop-aapi-hate Support the AAPI Civic Engagement Fund: https://aapifund.org/ Support Black Lives Matter and find anti-racism resources: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ Advocate for writers who might be owed money due to discontinuance of royalties: https://www.writersmustbepaid.org/  Help teachers and classrooms in need: https://www.donorschoose.org/ Do your part to remove the burden of medical debt for individuals, families, and veterans: https://ripmedicaldebt.org/ Register to vote: https://vote.gov/

    442 - Geek Challenge: Sunset Blvd. vs. My Favorite Year

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2021 93:43

    For Norma Desmond, the pictures got small when words stole her mystique; for Alan Swann, it was when his drunken antics got him downgraded to the boob tube. They're both stand-ins for larger-than-life stars past their prime, Norma in Billy Wilder's scathing Sunset Blvd. (1950) and Alan in Richard Benjamin's cozy My Favorite Year (1982). In our latest Geek Challenge, Paul and Arlo discuss these fallen idols and how their respective movies take much different approaches to a mentor/mentee relationship. The boys break down the ways in which both films echo real-life Hollywood legends; praise Gloria Swanson's arch turn as Norma and Peter O'Toole's thinly veiled take on Errol Flynn; pine for dead monkey funerals; and wonder what things would be like if Jessica Harper ruled the mob.   NEXT: on this month's Four-Color Flashback, we conclude the post-apocalyptic adventures of Gus and Jeppard in Deluxe Editions 2 and 3 of Jeff Lemire's Sweet Tooth.     BREAKDOWN 00:00:40  -  Intro / Guest 00:06:28  -  Sunset Blvd. 00:52:15  -  My Favorite Year 01:28:56  -  Outro / Next     LINKS   Sunset Boulevard at 70: We're All Norma Desmond Now by Tom Joudrey, The Guardian Sunset Boulevard: The Original Hollywood Exposé by Tony Sokol, Den of Geek Sunset Boulevard - Filmsite Movie Review Sunset Boulevard - Roger Ebert's Review My Favorite Year: A Mirror for Errol Flynn & Peter O'Toole's Hellraising by Richard Monetti, Den of Geek ‘Lord Jim' and ‘Great Catherine' in ‘My Favorite Year' by Ben Yagoda, Movies in Other Movies My Favorite Year - Cineaste Review     MUSIC “Mama Said Knock You Out” by LL Cool J, Mama Said Knock You Out (1990) “Celluloid Heroes” by The Kinks, Everybody's in Show-Biz (1972)     GOBBLEDYCARES National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/  Support AAPI communities and those affected by anti-Asian violence: https://www.gofundme.com/c/act/stop-aapi-hate Support the AAPI Civic Engagement Fund: https://aapifund.org/ Support Black Lives Matter and find anti-racism resources: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ Advocate for writers who might be owed money due to discontinuance of royalties: https://www.writersmustbepaid.org/  Help teachers and classrooms in need: https://www.donorschoose.org/ Do your part to remove the burden of medical debt for individuals, families, and veterans: https://ripmedicaldebt.org/ Register to vote: https://vote.gov/

    441 - The Americans: Season 2 (feat. Wesley Mead)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2021 118:18

    You know what they say: Parenting is hard, especially when you're undercover KGB operatives masquerading as a suburban American couple. As Paul, Arlo, and special guest Wesley “Wezzo” Mead dive into season 2 of Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields' modern classic The Americans, they discover all the ways child-rearing is difficult for Philip and Elizabeth Jennings. This includes concealing your secret identity; setting up a decoy aunt; keeping your kids out of the church; and shielding them from the dreaded “spurtsposition.” Plus, Paul and Wezzo rock out to the new Fratellis album and share some nice words about Ted Lasso.   NEXT: it's My Favorite Year to take a stroll down Sunset Blvd. on a new Geek Challenge.     BREAKDOWN 00:01:16  -  Intro / Guest 00:14:17  -  Main Topic 01:51:00  -  Outro / Next     MUSIC “Twilight Zone” by Golden Earring, Cut (1982) “Here Comes the Flood” by Peter Gabriel, Peter Gabriel (1977)     GOBBLEDYCARES National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/  Support AAPI communities and those affected by anti-Asian violence: https://www.gofundme.com/c/act/stop-aapi-hate Support the AAPI Civic Engagement Fund: https://aapifund.org/ Support Black Lives Matter and find anti-racism resources: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ Advocate for writers who might be owed money due to discontinuance of royalties: https://www.writersmustbepaid.org/  Help teachers and classrooms in need: https://www.donorschoose.org/ Do your part to remove the burden of medical debt for individuals, families, and veterans: https://ripmedicaldebt.org/ Register to vote: https://vote.gov/

    440 - FCF: Sweet Tooth

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2021 100:01

    Imagine a world where a global pandemic killed millions and changed society forever. Spooky stuff, huh? Well, take a break from reality with this month's Four-Color Flashback: Sweet Tooth: The Deluxe Edition - Book One, comprising the first 12 issues of Jeff Lemire's offbeat breakthrough about a little deer boy and the post-apocalyptic hell that awaits him in the wilds of Nebraska. Along the way, he meets a Frank Miller-style tough guy named Jepperd, who seems to be the grizzled protector to Gus' naive innocent. It's a little more complicated than that, of course. Paul and Arlo discuss Lemire's weird, idiosyncratic artwork; the way he uses the faces and especially the eyes of his laconic characters to convey so much; and how the new Netflix adaptation is radically different.   NEXT: dust off that mail robot, it's time for The Americans season 2 with British secret agent Wesley “Wezzo” Mead.     BREAKDOWN 00:00:47  -  Intro / Banter 00:19:38  -  Sweet Tooth: The Deluxe Edition - Book One 01:37:00  -  Outro / Next     LINKS   Sweet Tooth Filmmaker Jim Mickle on Reimagining the Apocalypse by Matthew Dessem, Slate Why Sweet Tooth Created a Friendlier Apocalypse by Alec Bojalad, Den of Geek       MUSIC “My Father's House” by Bruce Springsteen, Nebraska (1982) “Out of the Woods” by Taylor Swift, 1989 (2014)       GOBBLEDYCARES National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/  Support AAPI communities and those affected by anti-Asian violence: https://www.gofundme.com/c/act/stop-aapi-hate Support the AAPI Civic Engagement Fund: https://aapifund.org/ Support Black Lives Matter and find anti-racism resources: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ Advocate for writers who might be owed money due to discontinuance of royalties: https://www.writersmustbepaid.org/  Help teachers and classrooms in need: https://www.donorschoose.org/ Do your part to remove the burden of medical debt for individuals, families, and veterans: https://ripmedicaldebt.org/ Register to vote: https://vote.gov/

    439 - My Favorite Sunny Murder Crime in Philadelphia Podcast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 11, 2021 99:16

    On a new freestyle episode, Paul and Arlo spend the whole podcast telling you about other podcasts you should be listening to instead (and one you should not). You see, Paul has descended into true crime madness, his paranoia reaching heretofore unseen levels as he falls asleep to the sounds of violence. There are also serial killers following him. Elsewhere, Arlo's vestigial nose twin stalks the night, plotting his revenge. Oh, and Arlo provides a really detailed recap of an episode of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia for some reason.   NEXT: everybody gets a sweet tooth now and then. We'll have 12 of them as we discuss the first two volumes of Jeff Lemire's Vertigo series Sweet Tooth for this month's Four-Color Flashback.     MUSIC “Murderer” by Buju Banton, ‘Til Shiloh (1995) “Every Breath You Take” by The Police, Synchronicity (1983)     GOBBLEDYCARES National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/  Support AAPI communities and those affected by anti-Asian violence: https://www.gofundme.com/c/act/stop-aapi-hate Support the AAPI Civic Engagement Fund: https://aapifund.org/ Support Black Lives Matter and find anti-racism resources: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ Advocate for writers who might be owed money due to discontinuance of royalties: https://www.writersmustbepaid.org/  Help teachers and classrooms in need: https://www.donorschoose.org/ Do your part to remove the burden of medical debt for individuals, families, and veterans: https://ripmedicaldebt.org/ Register to vote: https://vote.gov/

    438 - FCF: Goodnight Punpun, Vol. 1

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 7, 2021 82:11

    The Four-Color Flashback, that most venerated non-Gobbledyween tradition, has been around in some form for nearly all of this podcast's 11 years. And yet--we've never discussed manga, the world's most popular comics format. Paul and Arlo have decided to rectify that with the first volume of Inio Asano's Goodnight Punpun, the surreal exploration of one young boy's troubled adolescence. Punpun Punyama has a crush on the new girl at school, stays with his hipster uncle because of his abusive dad, hears the voice of God, and is beginning to familiarize himself with the art of self-pleasure. Oh, he and his whole family are also rendered as simple little cartoon bird and/or ghost people, while the world around them is drawn in gorgeous detail by Asano. The boys share their limited experience with manga, Arlo enjoys weird vagina monsters, and Paul has an epiphany.   Next: free(style) as a bird(boy).     BREAKDOWN 00:00:55  -  Intro / Guest 00:04:58  -  Main Topic 01:16:40  -  Outro / Next     LINKS Goodnight Punpun: A Masterpiece of Millennial Fiction by Jamie Redgate, Books & Bao Goodnight Punpun and Good Morning Depression by John Smith, Ani-Gamers Manga Review: Goodnight Punpun by Jack Poskus, NEIU Independent Goodnight Punpun is the Strangest Manga of the Year (and One of the Best) by Tom Speelman, Comics Alliance The Depths of Despair: Oyasumi Punpun Manga by Lumi(?), Lumi Reviews Things       MUSIC “Baby Blue” by Fishmans, Kuuchuu Camp (1996) “Iko Iko” by The Dixie Cups, Chapel of Love (1964)     GOBBLEDYCARES National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/  Support AAPI communities and those affected by anti-Asian violence: https://www.gofundme.com/c/act/stop-aapi-hate Support the AAPI Civic Engagement Fund: https://aapifund.org/ Support Black Lives Matter and find anti-racism resources: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/

    437 - The Falcon and the Winter Soldier (feat. Michael Holland)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2021 128:17

    Paul, Arlo, and returning guest Michael Holland aren’t in Westview anymore. For its second TV series, the Marvel Cinematic Universe returns to more conventional superheroics. The Falcon and the Winter Soldier is the Captain America sequel we’ve been waiting for, filled with stellar action sequences, resonant character work, and a twisty-turny plot. The gang debates how well that last element works, but one thing they can all agree on: director Kari Skogland and head writer Malcolm Spellman do their cast justice, bringing depths to Sam and Bucky we haven’t gotten to see on the big screen. Other topics of discussion include just how relatable the Flag Smashers are, Madripoor’s splashy MCU debut, Sharon Carter’s heel turn, and how Wyatt Russell makes an insufferable character sufferable.   NEXT: he’s not exactly a falcon, but he is a weird little bird-boy. For the first Four-Color Flashback discussing manga, Paul and Arlo take a look at Inio Asano’s Goodnight Punpun: Vol. 1.     BREAKDOWN 00:00:44  -  Intro / Guest 00:05:05  -  Main Topic 02:05:00  -  Outro / Next     LINKS   Captain America’s Legacy Isn’t the Shield, It’s Sam Wilson and Bucky Barnes by Jess Bacon, Inverse Falcon Watch: The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Finale Reminds Us Why Steve Gave Sam the Shield by Rachel Leishman, The Mary Sue Marvel Has Big Plans for Julia Louis-Dreyfus by Joanna Robinson, Vanity Fair The Falcon and the Winter Soldier: Shooting a Psychological Thriller About the Legacy of the Shield by Bill Desowitz, Indiewire The Falcon And The Winter Soldier's Most Challenging Scenes To Film, According To The Cinematographer by Erik Swann, Cinemablend Carl Lumbly Defines What Makes a Good Captain America by Anthony Breznican, Vanity Fair The Falcon and The Winter Soldier: Emily VanCamp and Erin Kellyman on Sharon Carter’s Role as the Power Broker by Christine Dinh, Marvel.com Falcon and Winter Soldier: Baron Zemo Fixes Marvel’s Most Notorious Problem by Eric Francisco, Inverse     MUSIC “Trouble Man” by Marvin Gaye, Trouble Man (Soundtrack) (1972) “Fly Like an Eagle” by Steve Miller Band, Fly Like an Eagle (1976)     GOBBLEDYCARES Support AAPI communities and those affected by anti-Asian violence: https://www.gofundme.com/c/act/stop-aapi-hate Support the AAPI Civic Engagement Fund: https://aapifund.org/ Support Black Lives Matter and find anti-racism resources: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ Advocate for writers who might be owed money due to discontinuance of royalties: https://www.writersmustbepaid.org/  Help teachers and classrooms in need: https://www.donorschoose.org/ Do your part to remove the burden of medical debt for individuals, families, and veterans: https://ripmedicaldebt.org/ Register to vote: https://vote.gov/

    436 - The Americans: Season 1 (feat. Wesley Mead)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2021 113:09

    Deception is as American as apple pie. Elizabeth and Philip Jennings are well aware of this--they’re Russian spies under deep cover as a suburban couple in the U.S., after all. Their new next door neighbor, FBI Agent Stan Beeman, threatens to throw a wrench into their long con. Over the course of The Americans season 1, there are plenty of twists, turns, betrayals, and confessions. Wesley “Wezzo” Mead has infiltrated the podcast to join Paul and Arlo as they begin a retrospective on Joe Weisberg’s critically acclaimed but criminally underseen FX series. The gang discusses the tremendous work by leads Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys; how the show is a little pulpier and fast-moving than they remembered; the characters’ vacillating beliefs in each other and the systems they move within; and, of course, all those wigs.   NEXT: Hollywood post-production supervisor Michael Holland flies in for a look at The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Take note, Jennings--Soviet agents can be reformed!     BREAKDOWN 00:00:51  -  Intro / Guest 00:03:45  -  Main Topic 01:50:05  -  Outro / Next     MUSIC “Tusk” by Fleetwood Mac, Tusk (1979) “Games Without Frontiers” by Peter Gabriel, Peter Gabriel (1980)     GOBBLEDYCARES Support AAPI communities and those affected by anti-Asian violence: https://www.gofundme.com/c/act/stop-aapi-hate Support the AAPI Civic Engagement Fund: https://aapifund.org/ Support Black Lives Matter and find anti-racism resources: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ Advocate for writers who might be owed money due to discontinuance of royalties: https://www.writersmustbepaid.org/  Help teachers and classrooms in need: https://www.donorschoose.org/ Do your part to remove the burden of medical debt for individuals, families, and veterans: https://ripmedicaldebt.org/ Register to vote: https://vote.gov/

    435 - Who’s With Me? (feat. Austin Allan James)

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2021 72:01

    We've all been isolated, to some degree, for the last year. Austin Allan James' debut feature Who's With Me?, available for free on YouTube, perfectly captures the sense of loneliness and paranoia to which many of us have become accustomed. His film was also almost entirely finished pre-pandemic. Paul and Arlo talk with Austin about his clairvoyant powers, working on a shoestring budget, the inspiration he draws from filmmakers such as David Lynch and Joel Potrykus, how much of a fee turtles can demand, and what it all means, man.   NEXT: at long last, we go undercover with Wesley "Wezzo" Mead for a discussion of The Americans season 1.     BREAKDOWN 00:00:52  -  Intro / Guest 00:04:40  -  Main Topic 01:08:25  -  Outro / Next     LINKS   Who’s With Me? - Full Feature (2021 Sci-Fi, Drama, Horror) [YouTube]     MUSIC “Locked Inside” by Reef, Rides (1999)     GOBBLEDYCARES Support AAPI communities and those affected by anti-Asian violence: https://www.gofundme.com/c/act/stop-aapi-hate Support the AAPI Civic Engagement Fund: https://aapifund.org/ Support Black Lives Matter and find anti-racism resources: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ Help teachers and classrooms in need: https://www.donorschoose.org/ Do your part to remove the burden of medical debt for individuals, families, and veterans: https://ripmedicaldebt.org/ Register to vote: https://vote.gov/

    434 - The Shorter Stick Up Arlo’s [Bleep]

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2021 108:27

    This is a freestyle episode, so you better believe Paul and Arlo talk about all manner of goofy shit, but--there’s also kind of a topic too? Look, we make this stuff up as we go along, get that look off your face. Arlo watched John Carpenter’s 1981 cult classic Escape from New York for the very first time, and he absolutely loved it. He and Paul rave about the movie, its highly relatable cynicism, and its amazing music...which leads Arlo to proffer a shocking apology. The stick up his ass, it’s gotten a little shorter over the years. Plus, an in-depth breakdown of This Is Us’ timeline and an exploration of why roasts suck. Sponsored by the adult toy purveyor of your choice!   NEXT: indie filmmaker Austin Allan James joins us to discuss his debut feature, Who’s With Me.      MUSIC “Escape from New York (Main Title)” by John Carpenter, Escape from New York (Original Film Soundtrack) (1981) “Bandstand Boogie” by Les Elgart (1954)     GOBBLEDYCARES Support Black Lives Matter and find anti-racism resources: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ Support AAPI communities and those affected by anti-Asian violence: https://www.gofundme.com/c/act/stop-aapi-hate Support the AAPI Civic Engagement Fund: https://aapifund.org/ Help teachers and classrooms in need: https://www.donorschoose.org/ Do your part to remove the burden of medical debt for individuals, families, and veterans: https://ripmedicaldebt.org/ Register to vote: https://vote.gov/

    433 - FCF: Extremity

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2021 94:59

    We’re all about lending a hand here at Gobbledygeek, so for this month’s Four-Color Flashback, we’re slicing and dicing our way through Daniel Warren Johnson’s Extremity. The ultra-violent 12-issue series follows Thea, an artist who lost a core piece of her identity when a rival clan chopped off her drawing hand. As her father leads their clan on a bloodthirsty quest for revenge, she and her brother Rollo must question whether they will perpetuate this endless cycle of violence. Paul and Arlo discuss the series’ surprising commitment to pacifism, Johnson’s insanely detailed artwork, why the book’s violence isn’t at odds with its intent, and some quirky sound effects.   NEXT: tune in to find out.     BREAKDOWN 00:00:28  -  Intro / Guest 00:01:46  -  Main Topic 01:29:55  -  Outro / Next     MUSIC “I Want to Hold Your Hand” by The Beatles (1970) “The Winner Takes It All” by ABBA, Super Trouper (1980)     GOBBLEDYCARES Support AAPI communities and those affected by anti-Asian violence: https://www.gofundme.com/c/act/stop-aapi-hate Support the AAPI Civic Engagement Fund: https://aapifund.org/ Support Black Lives Matter and find anti-racism resources: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ Help teachers and classrooms in need: https://www.donorschoose.org/ Do your part to remove the burden of medical debt for individuals, families, and veterans: https://ripmedicaldebt.org/ Register to vote: https://vote.gov/

    432 - Two Crucifixes in the Logo

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2021 106:22

    When we’re not contracting coronavirus, we’re contracting people to work on our houses. And sometimes those people, too, can be a plague. Paul and Arlo commiserate over uncomfortable contractor experiences, uncomfortable evangelicalism, and the uncomfortable intersection of those two very uncomfortable things. In other news, baby-faced Paul got his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine and had to deal with some folks getting way too up in his personal space. Are we ready for a return to normal? No. No, we are not. Plus, we remember to talk pop culture and chat about the Oscar nominations.   NEXT: Paul decides on air during this very episode that next week will be this month’s Four-Color Flashback, discussing Vols. 1 & 2 of Daniel Warren Johnson’s Extremity.     MUSIC “Comfort Eagle” by Cake, Comfort Eagle (2001) “Burning Down the House” by Talking Heads, Speaking in Tongues (1982)     GOBBLEDYCARES Support Black Lives Matter and find anti-racism resources: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ Help teachers and classrooms in need: https://www.donorschoose.org/ Do your part to remove the burden of medical debt for individuals, families, and veterans: https://ripmedicaldebt.org/ Register to vote: https://vote.gov/

    431 - WandaVision (feat. Michael Holland)

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 30, 2021 115:48

    And now back to our regularly scheduled programming. After two long years in the Marvel Cinematic Universe desert, since Avengers: Endgame and its postscript Spider-Man: Far from Home, Marvel’s mightiest are back on the air. For the first MCU series on Disney Plus, we have WandaVision, a TV show that is very much about TV shows and what the medium means to us. The comfy-cozy sitcom rhythm of the show, as Elizabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch and Paul Bettany’s Vision make-believe they’re on the sets of The Dick Van Dyke Show or Family Ties, is interrupted by unsettling reminders of where we left these characters. Wanda was grieving--because Vision was dead. What’s going on here? Don’t change that channel, because Paul, Arlo, and special guest Michael Holland--currently post-production supervisor on The Afterparty--discuss how showrunner Jac Schaeffer and director Matt Shakman channel grief, capture the nostalgic spirit of old TV, weaponize fan expectations, and more.   NEXT: we’ll be back, same Bat-time, same Bat-channel.     BREAKDOWN 00:00:50  -  Intro / Guest 00:05:53  -  WandaVision 01:51:39  -  Outro / Next     LINKS Michael’s Blog  -  Holland Imaginarium How the ‘WandaVision’ Creator Brought Her Vision (and Wanda’s) to Life by Dave Itzkoff, The New York Times ‘WandaVision' Creator on That Ending, Wanda Criticism, and Why Paul Bettany Is Allowed to Troll by Liz Shannon Miller, Collider 'WandaVision': Let's Break Down What Those Commercials Reveal About the Show's Mystery by Tom Reimann, Collider 'WandaVision': MCU Easter Eggs You Might Have Missed by Allie Gemmell, Collider     MUSIC “A Newlywed Couple” by Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez, WandaVision (2021) “Agatha All Along (feat. Kathryn Hahn)” by Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez, WandaVision (2021)     GOBBLEDYCARES Support Black Lives Matter and find anti-racism resources: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ Help teachers and classrooms in need: https://www.donorschoose.org/ Do your part to remove the burden of medical debt for individuals, families, and veterans: https://ripmedicaldebt.org/ Register to vote: https://vote.gov/

    430 - FCF: American Vampire

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2021 99:32

    What’s more American than ruthless bastards sucking dry the poor, hardworking souls that make this country what it is--all in the name of progress? We’re not just talking about capitalism here, we’re also talking about the bloodthirsty monsters at the heart of Scott Snyder and Rafael Albuquerque’s American Vampire. For this month’s Four-Color Flashback, Paul and Arlo sink their fangs into the first two volumes of Snyder and Albuquerque’s (with an assist from Stephen King) decades-spanning Vertigo series. The boys discuss how Snyder charts the path of American history through three distinct time periods; the seriously cool vampire taxonomy; Albuquerque’s ghastly, gorgeous art; the way King cusses; and, yes, what the book says about capitalist conquest. Plus, Paul chills with three very different Netflix projects: Moxie, Ginny & Georgia, and Behind Her Eyes.   NEXT: Michael Holland, post-production supervisor on American Horror Story and ABC’s For Life, joins us to discuss Disney+’s first MCU series, WandaVision.     BREAKDOWN 00:00:50  -  Intro 00:07:14  -  American Vampire 01:34:36  -  Outro / Next     MUSIC “American Girl” by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers (1977) “Walking on Sunshine” by Katrina and the Waves, Walking on Sunshine (1985)     GOBBLEDYCARES Support Black Lives Matter and find anti-racism resources: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ Help teachers and classrooms in need: https://www.donorschoose.org/ Do your part to remove the burden of medical debt for individuals, families, and veterans: https://ripmedicaldebt.org/ Register to vote: https://vote.gov/

    429 - Geek Challenge: Wolf vs. The Insider

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2021 117:50

    In honor of the late Christopher Plummer, Paul and Arlo host a Geek Challenge with two films featuring one of Canada’s greatest. First, Paul has Arlo watch Mike Nichols’ 1994 horror (?) film Wolf, starring Jack Nicholson as a middle-aged book editor who finds the beast inside courtesy of a wolf bite (with a five-minute cameo from a scenery-chewing Plummer). Then, Arlo makes Paul watch Michael Mann’s 1999 ripped-from-the-headlines thriller The Insider, with Russell Crowe as a scientist taking on Big Tobacco, Al Pacino as the journalist trying to tell his story, and Plummer doing one hell of a job as Mike Wallace. Plus, Paul tries to get Arlo to watch Craig McCracken’s new animated series Kid Cosmic.   NEXT: the boys sharpen their fangs on a Four-Color Flashback discussion of the first two volumes of Scott Snyder, Stephen King, and Rafael Albuquerque’s American Vampire.     BREAKDOWN 00:00:55  -  Intro / Kid Cosmic 00:10:29  -  Wolf 00:55:45  -  The Insider 01:49:45  -  Pointless tangent about the term “bucket list” (We’re sorry.) 01:52:54  -  Outro / Next     MUSIC “Wolf Like Me” by TV On The Radio, Return to Cookie Mountain (2006) “Iguazu” by Gustavo Santoalalla, Ronroco (1998)     GOBBLEDYCARES Support Black Lives Matter and find anti-racism resources: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ Help teachers and classrooms in need: https://www.donorschoose.org/ Do your part to remove the burden of medical debt for individuals, families, and veterans: https://ripmedicaldebt.org/ Register to vote: https://vote.gov/

    428 - FCF: Prince of Cats

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 27, 2021 121:02

    Two hosts, unalike in dignity, in fair Gobbledygeek, where we set our podcast. For this month’s Four-Color Flashback, Paul and Arlo pull out a boombox blasting Romeo and Juliet side B. In Prince of Cats, Ronald Wimberly passes the mic to Juliet’s cousin Tybalt, a sideways entry point into the events that lead to and inform the soapy classic. Oh, and did we mention this version stars a Black cast living in an ‘80s NYC where everybody participates in an underground samurai swordfighting ring? The boys discuss Wimberly’s ingenious distortion of Shakespearean language; his manga-influenced art; how the book enriches (perhaps even improves upon?) the play; and what it means to tell this story from a race-conscious perspective.   NEXT: oh hey, it’s that Christopher Plummer Geek Challenge we promised. Mike Nichols’ Wolf and Michael Mann’s The Insider go head-to-head. BREAKDOWN 00:00:48  -  Intro / Baz Luhrmann’s Romeo + Juliet 00:23:00  -  Prince of Cats 01:03:45  -  (Interlude: Paul reads NSFW Shakespearean dialogue from Prince of Cats) 01:55:08  -  Outro / Next LINKS   Lighten Up by Ronald Wimberly, The Nib   MUSIC “Step Off” by Grandmaster Melle-Mel & The Furious Five (1984) “Sucker M.C.’s” by Run-DMC, Run-DMC (1983) GOBBLEDYCARES Support Black Lives Matter and find anti-racism resources: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ Help teachers and classrooms in need: https://www.donorschoose.org/ Do your part to remove the burden of medical debt for individuals, families, and veterans: https://ripmedicaldebt.org/ Register to vote: https://vote.gov/

    427 - Derek DelGaudio’s In & Of Itself (feat. Wesley Mead)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 23, 2021 122:54

    I am a podcast. This week, Paul and Arlo are joined by Wesley Mead to unravel the mystery of Derek DelGaudio's stage show In & Of Itself, now available on Hulu in a filmed version directed by none other than Frank Oz. Truth be told, if truth is a concept you believe in, the gang doesn't do much unraveling. No, that would be beyond the point. Instead, they discuss how the show makes them feel and what it reveals about the relationship between one human being and another. Magic, wolves, self-identity, and the communal experience all make an appearance. Plus, Wezzo tells us how the UK is faring with lockdown, and Arlo raves about Merawi Gerima's stunning feature debut Residue.   NEXT: I'll meet you in another life, when we are both cats. This month's Four-Color Flashback is all about Ronald Wimberly’s take on Romeo and Juliet, 2012's Prince of Cats. BREAKDOWN 00:00:55  -  Intro / Guest 00:23:37  -  Derek DelGaudio’s In & Of Itself 01:52:12  -  Outro / Next LINKS   How Derek DelGaudio Pulled Off the Astonishing ‘In & Of Itself’ by Matt Wilstein, The Daily Beast Here Are All the Celebrity Cameos in Derek DelGaudio’s In & of Itself by Matthew Dessem, Slate   MUSIC “Dog and Wolf” by Green Dolphin Street, Boozekilla (2017) “I Am” by AWOLNATION, Run (2015) GOBBLEDYCARES Support Black Lives Matter and find anti-racism resources: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ Help teachers and classrooms in need: https://www.donorschoose.org/ Do your part to remove the burden of medical debt for individuals, families, and veterans: https://ripmedicaldebt.org/ Register to vote: https://vote.gov/

    426 - Geek Challenge: Hawk the Slayer vs. The Adventures of Robin Hood

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 7, 2021 86:57

    Ah, merry old England. A land of many fine tales as well as some pretty crummy ones. This week, Paul and Arlo explore both sides of English mythmaking in a Geek Challenge that hearkens back to the Middle Ages; i.e., the 1930s and 1980s. First up is a movie Paul has been trying to get Arlo to watch literally as long as they've been podcasting: Terry Marcel's 1980 sword-and-sorcery epic (?) Hawk the Slayer, featuring John Terry and Jack Palance as improbable brothers warring over the power of the Mind Sword. In return, Arlo has Paul watch Michael Curtiz's 1938 classic The Adventures of Robin Hood, starring Errol Flynn as the screen's most iconic Robin. The boys discuss Hawk as Paul's Rosetta stone; Robin Hood as one of those movies you just sort of absorb by osmosis; gloriously cheesy synth scores; Daffy Duck becoming a friar; and more. Plus, Jonathan Hickman's X-Men!   NEXT: TBD. BREAKDOWN 00:00:30  -  Fade In / Intro 00:06:34  -  Hawk the Slayer 00:52:10  -  The Adventures of Robin Hood 01:24:37  -  Outro / Next LINKS   nos-stal-gia: Hawk the Slayer by Paul Smith, Gobbledygeek “The Paper Clip” (segment from ‘Ripley’s Believe It Or Not’ hosted by Jack Palance)   MUSIC “Hawk the Slayer” by Harry Robertson, Hawk the Slayer (Original Soundtrack) (1980) “Duel, Victory and Epilogue” by Erich Wolfgang Korngold, The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) GOBBLEDYCARES Support Black Lives Matter and find anti-racism resources: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ Help teachers and classrooms in need: https://www.donorschoose.org/ Do your part to remove the burden of medical debt for individuals, families, and veterans: https://ripmedicaldebt.org/ Register to vote: https://vote.gov/

    425 - evermore (feat. Joe Lewis)

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2021 162:12

    ‘Tis the damn season. Last summer, we convened the Three Heathens--Paul, Arlo, and A/V writer-director Joseph Lewis--to discuss Taylor Swift’s first surprise album of 2020, Folklore. It was surprising not only for the nature of its release but for the folk pop/singer-songwriter shift it marked, becoming the finest achievement of Swift’s career. On her second surprise album of 2020, Evermore, she may have equaled that achievement. The Heathens are back to discuss the progression of Swift’s Joni Mitchell phase, as her lyrics become more reflective and complex. They’re strengthened by producer/co-writer Aaron Dessner’s sonic palette, introducing new sounds to Swift’s oeuvre. It’s true, the boys go a little off the rails into Lynch references, but one thing is undeniable: the more we say, the less you know. Plus, a discussion of the Disney+ making-of/concert film Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions.   NEXT: it’s Hawk the Slayer vs. The Adventures of Robin Hood in a Geek Challenge. BREAKDOWN 00:00:37  -  Intro / Guest 00:03:40  -  Folklore: The Long Pond Studio Sessions 00:16:47  -  Evermore 02:36:36  -  Outro / Next LINKS Every Literary Reference in Taylor Swift’s folklore and evermore Explained, by Jack Ben Edwards MUSIC “Willow” by Taylor Swift, evermore (2020) “Champagne Problems” by Taylor Swift, evermore (2020) “‘Tis the Damn Season” by Taylor Swift, evermore (2020) “Should’ve Said No” by Taylor Swift, Taylor Swift (2008) “No Body, No Crime (feat. HAIM)” by Taylor Swift, evermore (2020) “No Body, No Crime (The No Hugo, No Stiglitz Remix)” by Joe Lewis “Coney Island (feat. The National)” by Taylor Swift, evermore (2020) “Ivy” by Taylor Swift, evermore (2020) “Cowboy Like Me” by Taylor Swift, evermore (2020) GOBBLEDYCARES Support Black Lives Matter and find anti-racism resources: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ Help teachers and classrooms in need: https://www.donorschoose.org/ Do your part to remove the burden of medical debt for individuals, families, and veterans: https://ripmedicaldebt.org/ Register to vote: https://vote.gov/

    424 - Who’s Your Daddy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 24, 2021 119:12

    First comes a podcast, then comes 423 more podcasts, then comes a baby who is doomed to think having a podcast host for a dad is normal. On the Gobbledygeek season 12 premiere, Arlo is revealed to be a babydaddy--and the kid isn’t Paul’s! Scandal! Arlo discusses life as the father of a newborn, which involves a good deal of poop. Paul has also had to deal with a good deal of poop, even though his isn’t issuing forth from a screaming, squealing bundle of joy. In between all the poop talk, the boys squeeze out some pop culture talk: Arlo catches up with the new seasons of Ramy and PEN15; Paul gets TikTok’d; Arlo watches (and reads) You; and the boys commiserate about the bizarre, disappointing Wonder Woman 1984.   NEXT: ‘tis the damn season. A/V writer-director Joseph Lewis returns to the show for another round of Swiftie analysis with a deep-dive into Evermore. BREAKDOWN 00:01:07  -  Intro 01:24:30  -  Spoilers for Netflix’s You (and the novels it’s based on) 01:29:20  -  End spoilers 01:55:05  -  Outro / Next MUSIC “Isn’t She Lovely” by Stevie Wonder, Songs in the Key of Life (1976) “Wellerman” by Nathan Evans (2021) GOBBLEDYCARES Support Black Lives Matter and find anti-racism resources: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ Help teachers and classrooms in need: https://www.donorschoose.org/ Do your part to remove the burden of medical debt for individuals, families, and veterans: https://ripmedicaldebt.org/ Register to vote: https://vote.gov/

    423 - Geek Challenge: Thunderheart vs. Dead Man

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2020 139:08

    Because our mascot is a turkey, and because we generally frown upon genocide, Paul and Arlo are spending Thanksgiving weekend discussing films with ties to Native American culture. For this Geek Challenge, Paul urges Arlo to watch Michael Apted's 1992 conspiracy thriller Thunderheart, starring Val Kilmer as an FBI agent who grows to embrace his Sioux heritage. In turn, Arlo makes Paul watch Jim Jarmusch's 1995 psychedelic Western Dead Man, wherein Johnny Depp's iteration of William Blake takes an offbeat journey to the next life. The boys address the major caveat of both films starring white men, as well as their own lily whiteness; determine that Graham Greene and Gary Farmer walk away with their respective movies; and discuss how both films explore spiritual death and rebirth. With a bonus discussion of Apted's documentary Incident at Oglala!   NEXT: Arlo's having a baby. We're going on hiatus with hopes of returning in mid-to-late January. We wish everyone a happy and, more importantly, safe holiday season. We love you.     BREAKDOWN 00:01:00  -  Intro / Guest 00:07:15  -  Thunderheart 01:08:16  -  Dead Man 02:09:36  -  Outro / Next     LINKS   “The Best of Both Worlds: Otherness, Appropriation, and Identity in Thunderheart” by Sam Pack “FILM VIEW: One Director, Two Routes to American Indian Travail” by Caryn James, New York Times “Dead Man: Blake in America” by Amy Taubin, Criterion “Unveiling the spiritual nature of Dead Man” by Briana Berg, Cinescapade “The Untamed Territory of Jim Jarmusch’s Dead Man” by Scout Tafoya, The Spool “For Native Peoples, Thanksgiving Isn’t a Celebration. It’s a National Day of Mourning” by Tonya Mosley and Allison Hagan, wbur.org     MUSIC “Grafitti Man” by John Trudell, A.K.A. Grafitti Man (1986) “NDN Kars” by Keith Secola, Circle (1992)     GOBBLEDYCARES Support Black Lives Matter and find anti-racism resources: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ Help teachers and classrooms in need: https://www.donorschoose.org/ Do your part to remove the burden of medical debt for individuals, families, and veterans: https://ripmedicaldebt.org/ Register to vote: https://vote.gov/

    422 - FCF: Sandman Mystery Theatre - Book One (feat. Vickie Willis Navarra)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 22, 2020 123:33

    For the penultimate Gobbledygeek of the year, Paul and Arlo return to an institution they dropped like a bad habit at the start of the pandemic: the Four-Color Flashback! Vickie Willis Navarra, board member of the Comics and Popular Arts Conference at DragonCon, joins the boys to discuss Sandman Mystery Theatre: Book One. Matt Wagner’s resurrection of DC’s Golden Age hero Wesley Dodds, with art by Guy Davis, John Watkiss, R.G. Taylor, and David Hornung, explores the dark dreams of 1938 New York. The gang discusses the art’s sketchy, shadowy noir qualities; Vickie interrupts her praise of Dian Belmont long enough to wonder if Dian falls into the “exceptional female” trope; Paul and Arlo ponder the series’ connection to Neil Gaiman’s Sandman; and more.   NEXT: season 11 comes to a close with a Geek Challenge featuring Thunderheart and Dead Man. BREAKDOWN 00:00:35  -  Intro / Guest 00:11:50  -  Main Topic 01:54:34  -  Outro / Next     LINKS V.E.W. Navarra: Writing All The Things   Reading Joss Whedon, edited by Rhonda V.. Wilcox, Tanya R. Cochran, Cynthea Masson, and David Lavery   At Home in the Whedonverse: Essays on Domestic Place, Space and Life, edited by Juliette C. Kitchens Geek Rock: An Exploration of Music and Subculture, edited by Alex DiBlasi and Victoria Willis Routledge Companion to Popular Music and Humor, edited by Thomas M. Kitts and Nick Baxter-Moore     MUSIC “Begin the Beguine” by Artie Shaw (1938) “I’ve Got a Pocketful of Dreams” by Bing Crosby (1938)     GOBBLEDYCARES Support Black Lives Matter and find anti-racism resources: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ Help teachers and classrooms in need: https://www.donorschoose.org/ Do your part to remove the burden of medical debt for individuals, families, and veterans: https://ripmedicaldebt.org/ Register to vote: https://vote.gov/

    421 - Drop the Boom On This F#@%ed-Up World

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2020 97:47

    We’re still here. The world spins on, at least for a time. In the aftermath of Election Day 2020, there are many variables. Will that loser leave the White House? Will the GOP’s slow-rolling coup pay off? Will a Trumpian shadow militia form, leading to an actual Civil War II? As is the norm, Paul and Arlo have no answers, but they ponder these questions and many others. The boys recount their Election Night spirals; Arlo gets tested for COVID; Paul goes to the severe county of Sevier County; and they discuss some pop culture too, like why the kitchen-sink melodrama of This Is Us works, why Baby Yoda being a monster on The Mandalorian is cool and good, and why Paul hates The Simpsons.   NEXT: for the penultimate episode before our pregnancy-induced hiatus, Vickie Willis Navarra joins us for a Four-Color Flashback discussing Sandman Mystery Theatre: Book One by Matt Wagner, Guy Davis, John Watkiss, and R.G. Taylor. MUSIC “FDT (feat. Nipsey Hustle)” by YG, Still Brazy (2016) “Three Little Birds” by Bob Marley & The Wailers, Exodus (1977) GOBBLEDYCARES Support Black Lives Matter and find anti-racism resources: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ Help teachers and classrooms in need: https://www.donorschoose.org/ Do your part to remove the burden of medical debt for individuals, families, and veterans: https://ripmedicaldebt.org/ Register to vote: https://vote.gov/

    420 - Gobbledyween: Tales from the Crypt Presents: Demon Knight (feat. Joe Lewis)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2020 115:15

    Hello, kiddies. Are you ready for your deadtime story? Gobbledyween 2020 comes to a close as A/V writer-director Joseph Lewis joins Paul and Arlo in the Cryptkeeper's lair to discuss Ernest R. Dickerson's 1995 frightfest Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight. These hodunk, podunk, well-then-there motherfuckers discuss the insane cast, including William Sadler, Billy Zane, Dick Miller, and CCH Pounder; the importance of Jada Pinkett Smith's heroine Jeryline; Dickerson's use of light and color; and why this is the perfect mid-'90s time capsule.   NEXT: VOTE.     BREAKDOWN 00:00:50  -  Intro / Guest 00:09:08  -  Demon Knight 01:47:19  -  Outro / VOTE!!! / Next     LINKS “From Script to the Big Scream: Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight Turns 25!” by Meagan Navarro, Bloody Disgusting   “A Celebration of Demon Knight’s Unlikely Hero Jeryline” by Tai Gooden, Nerdist  "Joel Silver Wanted Cameron Diaz to Star in ‘Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight’" by Brad Miska, Bloody Disgusting       MUSIC “Tales from the Crypt” by Danny Elfman, Original Music from Tales from the Crypt (1992) “Hey Man Nice Shot” by Filter, Short Bus (1995)     GOBBLEDYCARES Support Black Lives Matter and find anti-racism resources: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ Help teachers and classrooms in need: https://www.donorschoose.org/ Do your part to remove the burden of medical debt for individuals, families, and veterans: https://ripmedicaldebt.org/ Register to vote: https://vote.gov/

    419 - Gobbledyween: Fire Walk with Me (feat. Katie L. Wright)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 24, 2020 105:01

    This week, we want all our garmonbozia. Gobbledyween 2020 emerges from the Black Lodge as Brett Easton Hell Yes host Katie L. Wright joins Paul and Arlo to discuss David Lynch’s divisive Twin Peaks prequel/sequel, 1992’s Fire Walk With Me. The gang discusses the film’s polarizing reception at Cannes (Tarantino hated it!), the surprising empathy Lynch and co-writer Robert Engels show toward both victims and perpetrators of sexual abuse, how Fire Walk With Me is the lynchpin (get it?) of the Twin Peaks universe, and of course, Sheryl Lee’s incredible performance as Laura Palmer.   NEXT: Gobbledyween comes to a close as original Gobbler Joseph Lewis hams it up with the Cryptkeeper for Tales from the Crypt: Demon Knight. BREAKDOWN 00:01:07  -  Intro / Guest 00:03:10  -  Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me 01:40:05  -  Outro / Next LINKS   “The Maligned Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me Is Better—and More Important—Than You Know” by Julie Muncy, Wired “Watch ‘Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me’ and You’ll Know What the Show Was Really About: Incest and Rape” by Michael Nordine, IndieWire “Revisiting the Nightmarish Twin Peaks Movie” by David Sims, The Atlantic "THE AWFUL TRUTH IN 'TWIN PEAKS'" by M.C. Blakeman, Chicago Tribune "Fire Walk With Me: how David Lynch’s film went from laughing stock to the key to Twin Peaks" by Martyn Conterio, The Guardian "31 Days Of Feminist Horror Films: TWIN PEAKS: FIRE WALK WITH ME" by Kate Hagen, The Black List "Seeing FWWM as a survivor of abuse" Reddit post by MhpLydian   Bret Easton Hell Yes: A Bret Easton Ellis Fancast  -  website  -  Apple Podcasts MUSIC “A Real Indication” by Angelo Badalementi, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture) (1992) “The Pink Room” by Angelo Badalementi, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture) (1992) “Questions In a World of Blue” by Angelo Badalementi, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (Soundtrack from the Motion Picture) (1992) GOBBLEDYCARES Support Black Lives Matter and find anti-racism resources: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ Help teachers and classrooms in need: https://www.donorschoose.org/ Do your part to remove the burden of medical debt for individuals, families, and veterans: https://ripmedicaldebt.org/ Register to vote: https://vote.gov/

    418 - Gobbledyween: Tremors (feat. Jason Tabrys)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2020 102:08

    Perfection, NV, pop. 14, is adding three more country bumpkins to its census: Paul, Arlo, and Jason Tabrys, writer for Uproxx and Den of Geek, who is returning to the show after a stunning two-year absence. The gang is here to continue the month-long horror celebration Gobbledyween by discussing Ron Underwood’s 1990 creature feature Tremors. There is discussion of Kevin Bacon’s small head, Burt Gummer’s voting record, the simple efficacy of S.S. Wilson and Brent Maddock’s script, why the Graboids are great movie monsters, and more. Long-time listeners will know that when Jason Tabrys is involved, more means more.   NEXT: we want all our garmonbozia. Jessica Shipp joins us to discuss Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me. BREAKDOWN 00:00:28  -  Intro / Guest 00:06:00  -  Tremors 01:33:40  -  Outro / Next LINKS   Failed Astronaut: A Jason Tabrys Catch-All   “Tremors: Making Perfection” (Documentary) “Tremors turns 30, the most perfect B movie creature feature ever made” by Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica MUSIC “Good Vibrations” by The Beach Boys, Smiley Smile (1967) “Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On” by Jerry Lee Lewis, Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On (Single) (1957) GOBBLEDYCARES Support Black Lives Matter and find anti-racism resources: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ Help teachers and classrooms in need: https://www.donorschoose.org/ Do your part to remove the burden of medical debt for individuals, families, and veterans: https://ripmedicaldebt.org/ Register to vote: https://vote.gov/

    417 - Gobbledyween: The Autopsy of Jane Doe (feat. Greg Sahadachny)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2020 91:55

    Leaves are on the ground. Blood is on the screen. It’s time for Gobbledyween.   Take a break from the horror of the real world to join Paul and Arlo for that most venerated of Gobbledygeek traditions, the month-long horror movie marathon known as Gobbledyween. To kick things off for 2020, our pal Greg Sahadachny takes a break from the usual goofy stuff we stick him with (like the very goofy The Stuff) to go legit with his own personal selection: André Øvredal’s 2016 procedural chiller The Autopsy of Jane Doe. The gang takes a scalpel to the film, discussing how Øvredal gets the most out of his “bottle episode” morgue setting; Brian Cox and Emile Hirsch’s strong performances as a father-son coroner duo; how the film avoids fetishizing Olwen Kelly’s nude body; and why nihilism in horror films can feel so satisfying.   NEXT: grab(oid) onto your butts, Uproxx editor Jason Tabrys joins us to talk Tremors. BREAKDOWN 00:00:50  -  Intro / Guest 00:08:00  -  The Autopsy of Jane Doe 01:26:06  -  Outro / Next LINKS “The Autopsy of Jane Doe Is the Most Tasteful Movie Ever Made About Cutting Up a Woman’s Corpse” by Jordan Crucchiola, Vulture "Autopsy of Jane Doe: How an actress played dead for horror film" by Clark Collis, Entertainment Weekly MUSIC “Open Up Your Heart (and Let the Sunshine In)” by Frente!, Saturday Morning Cartoons’ Greatest Hits (1995) “Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In (The Flesh Failures) [From the American Tribal Love Rock Musical “Hair”]” by The 5th Dimension, The Age of Aquarius (1969) GOBBLEDYCARES Support Black Lives Matter and find anti-racism resources: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ Help teachers and classrooms in need: https://www.donorschoose.org/ Do your part to remove the burden of medical debt for individuals, families, and veterans: https://ripmedicaldebt.org/ Register to vote: https://vote.gov/

    416 - Zorro, the Gay Blade vs. The Double Life of Veronique

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2020 123:29

    If you’re seeing double--do not adjust your set. Paul and Arlo, podcasting’s own dynamic duo, have done a Geek Challenge involving dos doppelganger dramas. Well, drama might be a strong word for such a picture as Peter Medak’s 1981 spoof Zorro, The Gay Blade, starring George Hamilton as Don Diego Vega and his brother Ramon Vega, who are charged with taking up their father’s mantle of El Zorro. That’s Paul’s challenge to Arlo, of course--and Paul’s challenge to himself (listen and find out!) is Krzysztof Kieslowski’s 1991 film The Double Life of Veronique, a mysterious and possibly supernatural film featuring Irène Jacob as Polish singer Weronika and French music teacher Veronique, who share an indefinable connection. Get ready to swash some buckles and contemplate some existences!   NEXT: after a week off, it’s that time again. Leaves are on the ground and blood is on the screen. It’s time for Gobbledyween. Greg Sahadachny joins us to discuss The Autopsy of Jane Doe. BREAKDOWN 00:00:32  -  Intro / Guest 00:07:20  -  Zorro, The Gay Blade 00:57:25  -  The Double Life of Veronique 01:58:41  -  Outro / Next LINKS   “In ‘Joker’ Do We Think The Wayne Family Enjoyed ‘Zorro, The Gay Blade’?” by Mike Ryan, Uproxx   “The Double Life of Véronique: Through the Looking Glass” by Jonathan Romney, The Criterion Collection “The dizzying hall of mirrors that is The Double Life Of Veronique” by Tasha Robinson, The Dissolve   “Fantasy, emotion, and the unsolved mysteries of Double Life of Veronique” by Noel Murray, Keith Phipps, Tasha Robinson, and Scott Tobias, The Dissolve   “The Depths of What We Cannot Know: On ‘The Double Life of Véronique’” by Jessica Ritchey, RogerEbert.com “Behind the Curtain: The Double Life of Véronique” by David Braga, Bright Wall/Dark Room “Have you ever felt strangely as if you were somewhere else?” by Roger Ebert, RogerEbert.com MUSIC “It Takes Two” by Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock, It Takes Two (1988) “I Think I’m a Clone Now” by Weird Al Yankovic, Even Worse (1988) GOBBLEDYCARES Support Black Lives Matter and find anti-racism resources: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ Help teachers and classrooms in need: https://www.donorschoose.org/ Do your part to remove the burden of medical debt for individuals, families, and veterans: https://ripmedicaldebt.org/ Register to vote: https://vote.gov/  

    Episode 415 - A Butter Tree Grows in Utero

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2020 99:38

    For all you kids at home with a copy of Webster’s New Universal Unabridged Dictionary Deluxe Second Edition taking pride of place on your bookshelf--boy, do we have a treat for you! Paul and Arlo are back on their bullshit, running at the mouth about anything they damn well please. This week’s subjects include: the extreme metal-ness of childbirth, Spider-Man: Miles Morales swinging onto the brand spankin’ new PS5, covert earbuds, Infinity Train heading to the station on HBO Max, a treatise on The Searchers and Apocalypse Now, and so much more.   NEXT: Zorro, the Gay Blade spends a day in The Double Life of Veronique for a doppelganger-centric Geek Challenge. LINKS The Infinity Train Comes and Goes, Leaves Audience Feeling Empty in the Best Way Possible, by Alexander Lewis, Loyola Phoenix Raised By Wolves Review: Ridley Scott Among the Androids, by Mike Hale, New York Times Gameplay Footage from Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales (PS5)     MUSIC “Doin’ It” by LL Cool J, Mr. Smith (1995) “Piece of Me” by Britney Spears, Blackout (2007) GOBBLEDYCARES Support Black Lives Matter and find anti-racism resources: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/ Help teachers and classrooms in need: https://www.donorschoose.org/ Do your part to remove the burden of medical debt for individuals, families, and veterans: https://ripmedicaldebt.org/ Register to vote: https://vote.gov/

    414 - Batman and the Heat Death of the Universe

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2020 91:24

    For another freewheeling freestyle extravaganza, Paul and Arlo cast their minds to everything from billionaire playboy Bruce Wayne to the inevitable end of all things. They wonder how they might write The Deli Counter of Justice in the harsh light of 2020 before the conversation mutates into a treatise on the relative fascism of Batman, an update on Arlo’s progress through Andy Mulvihill’s Action Park book, the boys reacting to the Dune trailer because that shit always gets mad hits on YouTube, and eventually a rumination on whether or not human life should even exist. What a fun pop culture podcast.   Next: more fun. MUSIC “The End” by The Doors, The Doors (1967) “The End of the Line” by Traveling Wilburys, Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1 (1988) GOBBLEDYCARES Support Black Lives Matter and find anti-racism resources: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/  Donate to the Milwaukee Freedom Fund in support of the protesters in Kenosha: https://supportwomenshealth.salsalabs.org/mkefreedomfund/index.html  Register to vote: https://vote.gov/ Support the California Wildfire Relief Fund: https://www.calfund.org/wildfire-relief-fund/  Help teachers and classrooms in need: https://www.donorschoose.org/  Support RIP Medical Debt and remove the burden of medical debt for individuals, families, and veterans: https://ripmedicaldebt.org/  After the tragic passing of Chadwick Boseman, educate yourself about colorectal cancer, and get screened if you’re at risk: https://www.cancer.org/cancer/colon-rectal-cancer.html  

    413 - Action Park: Everything is Legal in New Jersey

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 3, 2020 84:01

    As Hamilton taught us, everything is legal in New Jersey. So we shouldn’t be surprised that it was once home to Action Park, the most dangerous amusement park in the world. Eugene Mulvihill’s vision of a lawless hellscape with pleasure as its only principle is the American Dream in miniature, with a guest appearance by Donald Trump himself! Paul and Arlo discuss the new HBO Max documentary Class Action Park, which brought the Mulvihill legend to their attention; some ancillary material available on YouTube, including one insane post-credits sequence; how Paul would love to bean somebody with a flaming tennis ball; and their respective childhoods, one as a latchkey kid in the ‘70s/’80s and one as a cowardly nerd in the ‘90s/’00s. Will they emerge unscathed? Tune in and find out!   Next: another episode of your favorite podcast. No, not that one. This one. Wait. Come back. THE BREAKDOWN Total Run Time: 01:24:00 00:00:30  -  Intro / Main Topic 01:21:07  -  Outro / Next THE MUSIC Action Park commercial (1983) “Don’t Talk to Strangers” by The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Turtle Tunes (1994) THE LINKS   The Most Insane Amusement Park Ever (Video) Defunctland: The History of Action Park (Video) TMNT: Don’t Talk to Strangers (Video)  

    412 - folklore (feat. Joseph Lewis)

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2020 166:31

    Paul and Arlo are doin' good, they're on some new shit: actually talking at length about music! A/V director and founding Gobbler Joseph Lewis joins the boys to rave about Taylor Swift's newest (and best) album, Folklore. The gang discusses how Folklore offers a more mature and introspective look at Swift’s pop star persona, how the collaboration with The National’s Aaron Dessner enhances her sonic palette, the drama of the Teenage Love Trilogy, the beautiful video for "cardigan," and more.   Next: slippin' and slidin' with Class Action Park.   BONUS MUSIC RECOMMENDATIONS: Joe Manic by Halsey Punisher by Phoebe Bridger Gaslighter by The Chicks Tourist Season by Miel The New Abnormal by The Strokes Run-On Death Sentence by Alex Jonestown Massacre     Arlo Every Bad by Porridge Radio Rough and Rowdy Ways by Bob Dylan Song for Our Daughter by Laura Marling Once I Was an Eagle by Laura Marling Fetch the Bolt Cutters by Fiona Apple      Paul   Louie 99 by Pet Rocks and Fake Flowers Imploding the Mirage by The Killers Twelfth by Old 97’s   THE BREAKDOWN Total Run Time: 02:46:30 00:01:00  -  Intro / Banter 00:07:14  -  Our histories with Taylor Swift 00:28:38  -  Track-by-track review of folklore 02:31:28  -  Other new music recommendations 02:42:50  -  Outro / Next THE MUSIC “the 1” by Taylor Swift, folklore (2020) “cardigan” by Taylor Swift, folklore (2020) “exile” by Taylor Swift, folklore (2020) “seven” by Taylor Swift, folkky8lore (2020) “august” by Taylor Swift, folklore (2020) “illicit affairs” by Taylor Swift, folklore (2020) “betty” by Taylor Swift, folklore (2020) “hoax” by Taylor Swift, folklore (2020) THE LINKS   “Who Is Rebekah Harkness, Star of Taylor Swift’s ‘The Last Great American Dynasty’?” by Brenna Ehrlich, Rolling Stone “Betty” Pop Punk Cover    

    411 - Biennial Torture Session (feat. Chance Mazzia)

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2020 98:44

    He wasn't going to get away that easy. Just in time for his biennial torture session, Chance Mazzia has been roped into another episode of Gobbledygeek. Since his last go-round, Chance has become a high school teacher, thereby automatically becoming a more productive member of society than either Paul or Arlo. Chance tells us about the esports team he coaches at school, Paul and Arlo share a rare moment of commiseration by not knowing any of the games Chance mentions, the gang is bummed out by the latest developments concerning Netflix's live-action Avatar remake, and Paul and Arlo are surprised to fall in love with Harley Quinn.   Next: Taylor Swift delivers the best album of her career with Folklore. THE MUSIC “Multiplayer” by Barbie, Video Game Hero (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (2017) “Spare Change” by Pet Rocks and Fake Flowers (2020) THE LINKS   “Avatar: The Last Airbender Creators Just Left the Live-Action Netflix Adaptation” by Beth Elderkin, Gizmodo “Spare Change” by Pet Rocks and Fake Flowers

    410 - Geek Challenge: Puppet Master vs. Seed of Chucky

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2020 109:35

    They’ll tear you a new puppet hole, bitch! The worlds of Charles Band and Don Mancini collide in a pre-Gobbledyween Geek Challenge. Paul sends Arlo a psychic alert letting him know to watch 1989’s Puppet Master, the first of producer Band’s direct-to-VHS Full Moon Features and the source of approximately one trillion sequels. In turn, Arlo goes meta and has a doll voiced by him call Paul while the real Arlo is tied to a bed behind him, commanding Paul to watch 2004’s Seed of Chucky. Paul recounts the joy of watching Full Moon Features in his 20s, Arlo launches a full-throated defense of Mancini’s vision, and they are both just completely miserable. Plus, the boys have nothing but nice things to say about Taylor Swift’s Folklore.   Next: we’re off, then we’re not. THE BREAKDOWN Total Run Time: 01:49:34 00:00:25  -  Intro / Banter 00:16:56  -  Puppet Master 01:03:15  -  Seed of Chucky 01:45:00  -  Outro / Next THE MUSIC “Master of Puppets” by Metallica, Master of Puppets (1986) “Doll Parts” by Hole, Live Through This (1994) THE LINKS   “How ‘Child’s Play’ Became The Funniest, Most Reliably Surprising, And Queerest Slasher Series” by Louis Peitzman, BuzzFeed “Queer Underworld: SEED OF CHUCKY (2004)” by Leigh Monson, Birth.Movies.Death. “Why Seed of Chucky holds a special place in my heart” by Sam Mauro, Little White Lies “Seed of Chucky” by Roger Ebert, RogerEbert.com “We Watched and Ranked Every Single ‘Puppet Master’ Film” by Daniel Kurland, Bloody Disgusting    

    409 - Hamilton (feat. Sarah Kosheff)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2020 135:20

    2020 may be an absolute shitshow, but thanks to Disney+, we can all be in the living room where it happens: the filmed performance of Hamilton, recorded in 2016 with the original Broadway cast, is now available to stream. Paul and Arlo may have talked about Hamilton, oh, once or twice or 18 times since its debut five years ago, but luckily über-fan Sarah Kosheff is on hand to help them find new things to say. Arlo talks about getting to see an actual production of Hamilton for the first time, Paul relays the time he was sprayed with Groff sauce, the gang discusses the up-close nuance of the troupe’s acting, and they address some of the political and cultural criticisms of the show.   Next: we get all dolled up for a Geek Challenge featuring Puppet Master and Seed of Chucky. THE BREAKDOWN Total Run Time: 02:15:20 00:00:18  -  Intro / Guest 00:01:34  -  Main Topic 02:09:40  -  Outro / Next THE MUSIC “Alexander Hamilton” by Original Broadway Cast of Hamilton, Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording) (2015) “Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story” by Original Broadway Cast of Hamilton, Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording) (2015) THE LINKS   The Podcast Where It Happens “We got comfortable with Hamilton. The new film reminds us how risky it is.” by Alissa Wilkinson, Vox “Hamilton's Secret Character: How Death Appears Throughout The Show” by Hannah Shaw-Williams, Screenrant “Eliza's Gasp at the End of Hamilton Has the Internet Divided” by Elena Nicolaou, Oprahmag.com “Hamilton is fanfic, and its historical critics are totally missing the point” by Aja Romano, Vox “Why Hamilton is as frustrating as it is brilliant — and impossible to pin down” by Aja Romano, Vox “Hamilton True Story: What Did Lin-Manuel Miranda Change?” by Laura Potier, Screenrant “Hamilton and the Historical Record: Frequently Asked Questions” by Jennifer Schuessler, New York Times “Hamilton Movie Sees Renewed Calls to 'Cancel' Show Over Depiction of Slavery” by Staff, Inside Edition “In Defense of Hamilton” by Michael McLean, We’re History “Hamilton felt revolutionary in 2015 — but it strikes a different chord today” by Cate Young, Today

    408 - The Last of Us Part II (feat. Kenn Edwards)

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2020 175:48

    A deadly virus rages across the world. The U.S. is in shambles. Despite the imminent threat, humans have started to turn on one another. And in other news, this week Paul and Arlo are talking about Naughty Dog's highly anticipated zombie apocalypse sequel The Last of Us Part II. Joining them for a discussion of this brutal, beautiful game is none other than Alex Jonestown Massacre guitarist Kenn Edwards. The gang discusses how the game departs from its predecessor, the incredible acting of Ashley Johnson and Laura Bailey, how writer-director Nate Druckmann forces the player to confront the consequences of their actions, and more. Also, Arlo didn't actually play it! Plus, Kenn tells us about AJM's new album Run-On Death Sentence and his Lost rewatch podcast Pushing the Button.   Next: there's hope for our ass after all. Sarah Kosheff joins us to discuss the filmed performance of Hamilton.   THE BREAKDOWN Total Run Time: 02:55:47 00:01:24  -  Intro / Banter 00:06:43  -  Kenn’s new podcast 00:16:25  -  Kenn’s new album 00:30:24  -  The Last of Us Part II 02:45:45  -  Outro / Next THE MUSIC “Future Days” by Troy Baker (2020) “Take On Me” by Ashley Johnson (2020) “Millennial Whoop” by Alex Jonestown Massacre, Run-On Death Sentence (2020) THE LINKS   Pushing the Button: A Chronologically LOST Podcast  Alex Jonestown Massacre  -  Bandcamp  -  Spotify  “Drinking the Kool-Aid with The Alex Jonestown Massacre” by Alicen Hackney, RVA    “The Last of Us Part II Is a Dark Game for a Dark Time” by Conor Dougherty, New York Times   “Neil Druckmann and Halley Gross Open Up About the Biggest Twists of The Last of Us Part II” by David Ehrlich, IndieWire    “The Last of Us Part II boldly reckons with its predecessor and its own violent design” by A.A. Dowd, AV Club  “The Last of Us Part II: How Naughty Dog made a classic amidst catastrophe” by Sam White, GQ  “Last of Us 2’s Ending Explained - What Happens and Why When the Game Ends” by Phil Hornshaw, Gamespot  “The Last of Us 2 epitomizes one of gaming’s longest debates” by Chris Plante, Polygon  “The Last of Us Part II points toward a more honest portrayal of religion in gaming” by Gene Park, Washington Post  “The Last of Us (The Movie)” edited by Andy Gilleand  “The Last of Us: Left Behind (The Movie)” edited by Andy Gilleand  “THE LAST OF US 2 All Cutscenes (Full Game Movie) PS4 Pro 1080p HD” edited by Gamer’s Little Playground    

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