Episode 3 – Denethor and Dogs

In this episode, Sam answers questions about dogs, lots and lots of dogs!

 

Here’s the article I was referencing about sperm counts.

 

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2.06: Victor. Echo. November.

This week Bryan, Graham Tea Mason, and Richard “I Just Met Him Today” Lee talk about the next episode in this stellar season – Victor. Echo. November. Nick couldn’t make it, but don’t worry, he’ll be back and better than ever.

 


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Strange Bedfellows: Esther Perel and Nicole Byer

A tremendously honest and valuable lesson from two great podcasts.

 

In the last month, I have binge-listened to two fascinating relationship podcasts: “Where Should We Begin?” hosted by psychologist Esther Perel, and “Why Won’t You Date Me?” hosted by Nicole Byer.

 

The first plays edited versions of real-life couples counseling sessions with Perel and her actual patients. She occasionally breaks through the dialogue to explain her methods, and it is a raw and beautiful look at people trying to better understand themselves and one-another. Episodes would often bring me to tears on my morning commute.

 

The latter is a comedian the host of Netflix’s Nailed It bringing her comedian friends, former flames, and other entertainers on to discuss her dating life, review her Tinder profile, and share their own relationship struggles. I have never laughed so hard.

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Episode #249 – A Quiet Place

Shhh! This week we’re not talking about A Quiet Place. I mean, we are, but non-verbally. That’s not true either, because this is a podcast and podcasts are primarily audio. Friend of the show Elliot Campos joins us to discuss the film and discuss what worked, and boy does a lot of this work!

 

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Episode 2 – Bring Forth the Ring

In this episode, Sam answers questions about politics, iPhones, and even Tinder!

 

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2.05: Twenty Years to Midnight

Whew. We got a big one this week. Join Bryan, Grahamatron Mason, and Nick-A-Robot Friedemann as they break down what’s probably the top episode on anyone’s list of top Venture Bros episodes – Twenty Years to Midnight.

 


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Episode #248 – Spinoff Movie Battle

We’re at it again with another battle episode! We’re fighting for spinoffs this week and we’ve got quite the lineup. If you want to follow along, we’ve got Minions, Lego Batman, Rogue One, and Chronicles of Riddick. Special thanks to Riley Jess Silverman for joining us.

 

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The Complex History of the Chosen One

Emily Blake explains why being picked by destiny is an inferior story choice.

 

I don’t believe in destiny or soul mates or any kind of predetermined fate of any kind. I’m willing to accept that maybe the force is real. Maybe karma. But free will is my jam, so movies about “The Chosen One” are always a bit problematic in my mind. Here’s a person who never earned anything being protected by all the people who are doing the real labor, on the promise that this person will live up to some vague premonition they’ve all decided to risk their lives for. It’s not a great lesson about life, even if it is a nice fantasy to imagine that the Powers That Be have given us someone to save us all with their magical gifts.

 

I love when being The Chosen One is earned. I hate when it’s a birthright. And now, some examples:

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Episode 1 – Concerning Hobbits

In this episode, Sam answers questions regarding children, new jobs, indoor plumbing and even trolls!

 

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2.04: Escape to the House of Mummies Part II

This week the we’ve got a doozy of a an episode, and that’s just the graham cracker debacle. Bryan, Graham “Cracker” Mason, and Nick “Oreo” Olas Freidemann delve into this strange episode and break it apart for your critical pleasure. Onward to part 3?

 


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