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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Episode #247 – Coco

This week we’re checking out Pixar’s latest and taking a deep dive into its handling of Mexican culture. That’s right, we’re talking about Coco and we brought on special guests Nathaly Lopez and Luis Bordonada to walk us through the movie and give us some serious insight into what the movie got right!

 

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True Crime: Where’s The Line?

Wrestling with the balance of entertainment value of True Crime vs its insight.

 

The true part of true crime always gives me pause. It’s not that I am distrustful of documentarians, reporters, or even murder enthusiasts on podcasts. But engaging with true crime content makes me uneasy in the same way I felt nervous as a child when I did something I knew was wrong. For all the commentary these pieces offer, for all the new perspectives they provide or questions they raise about the quality of our justice system, these programs are first and foremost always about engaging an audience. To call them entertainment might seem crass, but therein lies the rub. True crime series and documentaries are inherently voyeuristic and thrilling. There is entertainment to be gained from real human suffering, and while we might learn something, it becomes a hard balance to reconcile.

 

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2.03: Assassinanny 911

This week on the podcast Bryan, Nick’olas “Cinnamon” Friedemann, and Graham “Pa” Mason talk about the third episode of season two – Assassinanny 911. Lot of pop culture references, backstory for Brock, and Hank trying to murder Rusty in the most hankiest of ways. A great discussion of a fun episode you don’t want to miss.

 


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