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Welcome to The Fire Escape, the official podcast of The Colloquial. Our purpose is to deliver easy and fun content about highbrow subjects. We want to tear down the gatekeepers. We want to use familiar language for complicated topics or discuss familiar topics with a more theoretical approach.

The Fire Escape


    • May 13, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
    • monthly NEW EPISODES
    • 1h AVG DURATION
    • 189 EPISODES

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    Latest episodes from The Fire Escape

    "Everything Everywhere All at Once" w/ Caitlin Durante

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 60:06

    The Bechdel CastMore Caitlin Durante things 

    Hopeful Darkness in "The Batman"

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2022 40:00

    Atlanta & CODA

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 45:14

    Peter and Colter kick off the new format with a simple question, what piece of storytelling is meaningful to you right now? It's a mouthful of a question but we specifically worded it this way to take the pressure off of trying to name your favorite X or the best Y. Sometimes you are in a moment where one piece of art is taking up all of your brain space. We all have those moments where something is our favorite thing at that moment even if it won't be in a few years/months/weeks. With that being said this first episode in the new format is a two parter. Pete has the FX series "Atlanta" on the brain, and Colter's noggin is full of 2022 best picture winner "CODA".

    We're Back!

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 28:24

    The Lads are back and have a new format. All will be revealed.

    Adult Bones

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 21, 2022 43:51

    Colter has big news and Peter is excited for Amazon's "The Rings of Power." She'll be right, mate.

    Happy Nautilus Year

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 7, 2022 54:07

    The Lads share their hopes for 2022 and a little about their Christmases; Peter got a mermaid carving for Christmas and Colter got Covid.

    Have Yerself a Happy Christmas

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 53:28

    Colter and Pete chat about Christmas traditions and "Get Back".

    OSPM (Outer Space Per Minute)

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 33:45

    Colter and Pete help you make an informed financial decision on your future space tourism.

    Mexico, Again (10 Minute. Version) (Colter's Version)

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 64:12

    This time it's Colter's turn to tell Pete about Mexico, and also, kangaroos.

    All Hywel's Ween 2021

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 29, 2021 54:30

    The Lads read scary stories, such as W.W. Jacobs' classic "The Monkey's Paw" and talk about the new movie, Dune. Closing song "Is There a Ghost" by Band of Horses.

    Help Wanted

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 45:04

    Long Island is Full of BMWs

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2021 48:25

    Please go see Neal Brennan's Unacceptable if you are able to.

    Oh Down in Mexico

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2021 57:58

    Pete tells Colter about the ancient and modern Mayans.

    Bishop Sycamore Booster Club

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 6, 2021 61:54

    Colter and Pete talk Texas, Afghanistan, and fake high school football.

    Expert Analysis on Afghanistan and Minneapolis

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 47:10

    Peter tries to guess at what language they speak in Afghanistan, and Colter has a theory about the Twin Cities and hotel rooms.

    The Olympics and Medieval Literature

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 30, 2021 58:47

    July is coming to a close, the Olympics are on, and the chivalric order is so in right now. Peter and Colter ask why NOBODY is talking about ANY of it.

    A Belated Independence Day

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 9, 2021 49:23

    Euro Championship Own Goal History!Lego Crime!Schadenfreude!

    The Saturn Conspiracy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2021 49:22

    Old Saturns Are Rising In Value Faster Than Any Other Car BrandWhat Seaspiracy Got Wrong (Vox)'Too big to cancel': can we still listen to Michael Jackson? (The Guardian)

    2003, the Best Year for Movies?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 5, 2021 53:48

    Colter and Peter discuss mystery television, Nando's, Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and the 76th Annual Academy Awards.

    He Shall be Elon

    Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2021 49:54

    The. Lads talk Tesla's "Auto Pilot".

    Just Venmo Me Some Doge

    Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2021 48:17

    The Lads speculate if we are in the dumbest timeline.

    Too Many Hermits, Too Few Beatles

    Play Episode Listen Later May 7, 2021 62:02

    Pete quizzes Colter on 90s country hits, and they discuss whether or not Three Dog Night ever wrote anything.

    A Really Important Episode That Nobody Cares About

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 16, 2021 56:50

    The Lads chat about pretentious record stores and COVID vaccines.

    TRINIFY

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 19, 2021 69:47

    A very special episode. Has COVID driven us all mad?

    Stuffed Crust, Not the Only Pizza America Eats Backwards

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 12, 2021 57:32

    The Lads talk vertical integration and the saga of Pap John.

    Halftime Shows, Glue, & You

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 12, 2021 35:21

    https://thecolloquial.com/20-halftime-shows-ranked/https://thecolloquial.com/friends-around-a-fire-outer-wilds-review/

    The Money Line Goes Up

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 29, 2021 39:28

    A Resurgence of Sea Shanties

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2021 38:20

    Colter and Pete take on "Big Sea".

    COVER YOUR FACE WHEN YOU CRIME!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2021 37:12

    Pete and Colter kick off 2021 talking about Alabama Football and the failed coup on Jan. 6. What a first week of the year it's been, y'all!

    A Child's Christmas in Wales

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 25, 2020 6:20

    Lowland Hum, Songs for Christmas TimeDylan Thomas, A Child's Christmas in Wales, Esquire, 1955

    2021 Would You Think About Us

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2020 50:59

    A Brief History of the 220-0 Game

    Monolith vs. Monomyth

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2020 54:29

    Why Has There Been Only One Black Mayor Of NYC?6 Reasons Dolly is the Best

    It's a Wrap

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2020 24:24

    The Lads discuss the election results and the passing of Alex Trebek.

    Debunking the Simulation Hypothesis (maybe)

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2020 60:02

    A Vice article that is far more informational than our podcast.

    BREAKING NEWS: We're a Part of the Colloquial Now

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2020 4:37

    The Triumphant Return of Caitlin Durante

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2020 80:15

    Colter has been abandoned by the lads, but fortunately he is not left alone. Previous fan favorite, Caitlin Durante, joins the show to address just how off we were about our way too early 2021 Oscar picks, and whether or not they will occur at all. We also talk about what we've been watching to keep us sane.List of 2020 MoviesLindsay Ellis Autopsy of The Hobbit TrilogyAnd, oh yeah, you should still watch Ted Lasso.

    The System is Broken

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2020 47:31

    Breonna Taylor's killers got off not because the broke the law and nobody cared, but because they likely didn't break the law... and that's a big problem.

    Ted Lasso Appreciation and Yes, More Conspiracies

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 18, 2020 55:00

    The lads start off angry, but then stop talking about the infuriating things and try to stay positive. It worked, kind of.

    Culturally Inappropriate

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 4, 2020 60:36

    The Lads talk Adele and Chet Hanks. Also, a shortage of coins.

    Sad Lads Against Bad Lads

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2020 57:06

    Colter and Pete talk Kenosha and the general badness of the week.

    If the Ravens Leave the Tower...

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2020 54:47

    The lads recap the DNC, talk wall fraud, and ponder the Tower of London's raven exodus.

    Nickel Back

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 14, 2020 42:03

    The lads went down to Georgia, lookin' for some mail to steal. QAnon is out of control. Official Fire Escape Dog, Ritter, ends the show for us early by taking a dump on the floor. Kudos to him.

    Coach Speak

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2020 57:34

    Pete and Colter talk coaches being coaches and the tragedy in Beirut.

    Pete's Conspiracy Quiz

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2020 71:56

    Pete tests Colter's knowledge on truth vs. fiction.

    Conspiracy Realities vs Theories

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2020 71:46

    I-N-D-E-P-E-N-D-E-N-T Do You Know Presidency?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 17, 2020 40:40

    The Lads list out ALL of your options for president. Please scream inside your hearts. Also, Sir Tom > Sir Gawain

    A Podcast on Letters and Shutting Up

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 10, 2020 50:04

    The Lads discuss the Harper's Magazine's "A Letter on Justice and Open Debate", with a special segment dedicated to the stupidity of Michigan coach, Jim Harbaugh. Also, way to go indiginous activists and lawyers re Oklahoma SCOTUS decision!

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