Tag Archives: Featured

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!

 

DOWNLOAD THIS EPISODE
SUBCRIBE ON ITUNES, GOOGLE PLAY

Listen to Stitcher

 

Continue reading Episode #247 – Coco

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.

 

Continue reading True Crime: Where’s The Line?

Samantha Garrison belongs to a Saint Bernard named Laddi, so her life is an endless stream of drool. She believes in Ewoks, the true saviors of the galaxy far far away, Tilda Swinton, and a world without Jurassic Park sequels.

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.

 


INTRO MUSIC COURTESY
Bradley David Parsons inspired by JG Thrilwell

RESEARCH COURTESY
Brok Holliday

 

DOWNLOAD THIS EPISODE
SUBCRIBE ON ITUNES NOW AND GOOGLE PLAY SOON

 

Continue reading 2.03: Assassinanny 911

Episode #246 – The Post

This week on the show we’re talking about Steven Spielberg’s The Post, which details the mad dash to publish the Pentagon Papers that put The Washington Post on the map. To celebrate this Tom Hanks vehicle we brought back Elvis Kunesh to join us. It’s an interesting dive into an interesting film released in an interesting time.

 

DOWNLOAD THIS EPISODE
SUBCRIBE ON ITUNES, GOOGLE PLAY

Listen to Stitcher

 

Continue reading Episode #246 – The Post

Why I’m Hooked On Horror

Guest columnist Michaela Bayas walks us through the horror films that made her fall in love with the genre!

 

The first movie I remember being so scary it kept me up at night was Signs. I know that’s not, according to the world, a scary movie. But to be fair, I was only eight when that it came out, and I already had problems sleeping at night because I was (am) weird. After graduating high school, finishing Navy boot camp and A-school, and moving out of the country, I decided I was ready to take on horror movies. Little did I know, it would be a dive into my now favorite genre.

 

So there I was, living in Navy barracks in Rota, Spain. A nOOb to life and the Navy. I saw a story about Ed and Lorraine Warren and one of the many hauntings they investigated. This, oh man, this was right up my alley. You see, my mom got me big into ghost hunting shows in high school. In fact, we watched one, Paranormal State, in which Lorraine appeared many times. You can say what you want about demons and the Warren stories, but I like that shit. Anyway, it was time! One of their stories is now a two-hour movie, and I must see it!

Continue reading Why I’m Hooked On Horror

Michaela Bayas

Michaela Bayas is a Navy veteran, a world traveler, and now, a college student. She’s a badass chick married to an awesome dude and raising a great dog. She thinks she’s a stand-up comedian, but she’s just got above-average wit and enjoys making herself, and sometimes others, laugh.

2.02: Hate Floats

Welcome to the “best episode ever.” We – that is Bryan, Nick “Fluff-fluffbfbf-FLUFF” Friedemann, and Graham “The Shit [Beeep]” Mason – talk about the next episode in season two of Venture Bros – HATE FLOATS.

 


INTRO MUSIC COURTESY
Bradley David Parsons inspired by JG Thrilwell

RESEARCH COURTESY
Brok Holliday

 

DOWNLOAD THIS EPISODE
SUBCRIBE ON ITUNES NOW AND GOOGLE PLAY SOON

 

Continue reading 2.02: Hate Floats

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Sam’s first dive into fandom!

The end of summer always brings with it a sense of nostalgia. Even though I am not longer concerned with back to school or even the changing weather, the end of easy summer traffic and dearth of action movies still makes me wistful. In reflecting on summer’s past, I often find my thoughts drifting back to 2003. It was the summer before I began high school. I had just discovered my beloved Lord of the Rings trilogy and with it, one of my first celebrity crushes: Orlando Bloom. Because he was such a new presence, there was only so much I could consume, but I waited with baited breath for his next lead role: that of Will Turner in Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl.

Continue reading Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Samantha Garrison belongs to a Saint Bernard named Laddi, so her life is an endless stream of drool. She believes in Ewoks, the true saviors of the galaxy far far away, Tilda Swinton, and a world without Jurassic Park sequels.

2.01: Powerless in the Face of Death

We’re back for season of two of Venture Bros, and what better way to kick things off than with the strong af season premiere. Join us – Nick “The Lost” Friedemann, Graham “The Found” Mason, and Bryan “the searcher of the lost and found” – as we pull the episode apart to see what makes it tick.

 


INTRO MUSIC COURTESY
Bradley David Parsons inspired by JG Thrilwell

RESEARCH COURTESY
Brok Holliday

 

DOWNLOAD THIS EPISODE
SUBCRIBE ON ITUNES NOW AND GOOGLE PLAY SOON

 

Continue reading 2.01: Powerless in the Face of Death

Episode #245 – Avengers: Infinity War

This week we’re talking about the big franchise event of the year, featuring a stellar cast and the culmination of years’ worth of buildup. It’s Infinity War! Get ready to see your favorite characters experience CONSEQUENCES and possibly exit the franchise…except not really because holy frick did the upcoming release slate spoil who lives, and this is Marvel we’re talking about so….

 

DOWNLOAD THIS EPISODE
SUBCRIBE ON ITUNES, GOOGLE PLAY

Listen to Stitcher

 

Continue reading Episode #245 – Avengers: Infinity War

The Racism We Don’t Notice

How BlackkKlansmen Made Me Rethink My Own Racial Bias.

 

White people in America have a weird binary view of racism. If you say the N-word, you’re racist. If you don’t, you’re in the clear. But racism doesn’t begin and end with that word. There are a thousand ways white people contribute to a racially charged atmosphere that we may not even realize, even if we have the best of intentions.

 

Since watching BlackkKlansman, I’ve been thinking about some of my own ingrained prejudices. I’ve always had this sort of “Ugh” attitude toward Spike Lee. Didn’t know why, just never really liked him. And when I went to see BlackkKlansman, I started to wonder what the source of my dislike was. That’s when I realized that my parents constantly bashed him when I was a kid. That’s it. That’s the only reason. He is a black man who tells stories about the black experience and racism and it made my parents uncomfortable, so they talked about how much they disliked him. So I disliked him too, even if I didn’t understand why.

Continue reading The Racism We Don’t Notice

Emily Blake writes screenplays with lots of fight scenes. She is a vocal advocate for feminism, polyamory, kink, and sex positivity. She makes most of her money as a script supervisor for film and television, but she also makes cosplays for clients out of her little apartment in Los Angeles.