Jim, A.Ron, and Cecily discuss a very difficult episode of The New Pope. They discuss confronting your parents/demons (sometimes one and the same), accepting help from your peers, being a socialite, and Christian charity.
Rick and Morty’s “One Crew Over the Crewcoo’s Morty” features a nesting series of heists, and we need to know, right here, right now… are you in, or are you out? Assemble your crew, keep an eye out for double-crossers, and brush up on your Maya Angelou, because Jim and A.Ron have just one last podcast heist to pull, before, uh, they come back next week to do it again? Just when they thought they were out!
In Episode #, originally aired 10.31.2014: Happy Halloween! Jim and A.Ron wax poetic about their favorite beer of all time, and knock back a 750ml on air!
Jim and A.Ron have seen the latest episode of Mr. Robot, Forbidden. They discuss the perils of mutual partnership and what exactly is forbidden. Whiterose decides to deviate from the plan, and Elliot needs to find a new therapist. Don’t worry, you’ll only have to rewatch the first three seasons twice in order to get all of the references. Don’t forget, someone is always listening.
Cecily and A.Ron dissect the latest episode of FX’s American Horror Story: 1984, “Slashdance”. Who is a friend? Who is an enemy? Nobody knows, but we are taking on all theories! We talk about Nurse Rita surprising history, Ray’s incredibly bad decision making, and interdimensional time-looping pumpkin-head ghost riders. This night just keeps on giving.
Jim and I have seen episode three of HBO’s Chernobyl series, “Open Wide, O Earth”, and are shaken by the graphic depiction of the Chernobyl first responders’ last days. We get to see the horror from multiple perspectives, the victims themselves, the and the friends and family who struggle to cope with this strange manner of death and the danger it poses to them. Meanwhile as the Soviets manage to contain and stop the fire, we gear up for the long war ahead; to fully contain the death and destruction of Chernobyl it will require 750k lives and three years of sacrifice. Will they be up for the challenge? And will they solve the mystery of the reactor’s destruction, so that it might never happen again? All this plus some light discussion on the relative merits of free market capitalism vs centrally planned economies in feedback. You know, kids stuff.
Michael from Arlington, Virginia was nice enough to commission this podcast in honor of his lovely and talented wife, Susanna. Michael wanted to do something positive with his commission. He wanted to recognize and celebrate the hundreds and thousands of people; the artists, craftsmen, pencil pushers, the caterers, that collectively make our favorite movies and television shows possible. So often the below the line types toil near anonymously from project to project, but not on this podcast. Using the special feature, “Star Wars Within A Minute” as a guide, we go department by department to talk about the things small and large the contribute to your average Hollywood blockbuster. Whether you’re moved to sit through credits, study more about filmmaking, or perhaps look for a local project to get involved in, we hope you enjoy this podcast.
This week’s episode of Sharp Objects, “Fix”, is rough to watch. Filled with painful encounters with family, self-harm, and suicide, it is bleak and yet remains engaging and thoughtful as the camera captures the horrific events without artifice or judgment. Amma appears far more at risk and overtly dangerous than we first anticipated, Adora is an absolute monster, and Camille is clearly in over her head with this situation that she isn’t emotionally prepared for. The authorities are getting nowhere in their investigation, with bickering, mistrust, provincialism, and envy clouding their judgment. Who or what is Camille trying to “Fix”, anyway?
We’re back for the exciting conclusion of the Life is Strange prequel… or is it? Despite being cut short, this episode contains all the heart-wrenching mother / daughter / father / step-mother / step-father / best friend / teenage lover moments you’ve come to expect from a Life is Strange game.
Bigby’s back and this time he’s taking no shit from anyone. Time for episode 3 of Bad Guy Bigby!