David and John take a road trip with Joel and Ellie in The Last of Us, the latest hit from HBO. After explaining the origins of the episode title of Season One, Episode 4 – Please Hold to My Hand, David and John recap an action-packed 45 minutes that still managed to develop the relationships and motivations of the characters.
The Instant Talk podcast is our aftershow, with our own quick thoughts about the episode followed by an interactive chat discussion with our fans, live on YouTube. The first half is released as the Instant Take podcast. The audio from the interactive section is released as a premium podcast just for our club members.
Lunchtime! Jim can’t remember which restaurant Alexis took him to for his birthday. Maybe his cyborg memory banks are wearing out. Hear the latest news in football conspiracy theories. Get some Cincinnati travel recommendations. And catch the world premiere of A.Ron and Jim’s adaptation of a song from the musical Annie. You don’t want to miss it! Make it your ringtone!
David and John discuss the first five episodes of Season 2 of the Disney+ animated series Star Wars: The Bad Batch. They admire how Star Wars animation has evolved since The Clone Wars both in writing and production value. Then, they announce their upcoming coverage of the Star Wars franchise before breaking down the sophomore season of this surprisingly charming spin-off.
Both the show-only fans and the game players have filled the feed bag to the brim. Let’s dive into your burning questions. Is Ellie a psychopath? Do food inspection agencies not check flour at all?! And why did Frank fall into a hole? A lot of you want an answer to that one. Don’t worry, Jim and A.Ron have all the answers for you.
In a gutsy, unorthodox call, Commissioner Dustin selected Superbowl 52 as the subject for a podcast. Since Jim has a well known antipathy towards all things sports related, and with the Commish’s permission, I tapped my buddy Jesse from the WHY IS MR. FEENY A CAR?! podcast to be my second string podcast host. We watched the game together, and then got together to talk FOOTBALL! Warning to all my friends from Boston and the greater New England area. Please don’t listen to this podcast. We both loath the Patriots franchise and take just so many shots at the team, it’s ownership, coaching staff, and most beloved players. There is nothing for you here. For all other NFL fans come on in, I’m sure you’ll find something to like!
Liam Neeson stars as Oskar Schindler, a Nazi party member and war profiteer who goes to Krakow, Poland to find cheap Jewish labor. Steven Spielberg strips down his usual directing style to deliver a documentary-like narrative of the fight for survival of the Jewish people. This episode isn’t just a review, get a dose of history and behind the scenes filmmaking in the creation of this movie.
David and John take a break from the horrors of The Last of Us, the latest hit from HBO, to visit their friends Bill and Frank. After praising the boldness of Season One, Episode 3 – Long, Long Time, David and John recap a story of love in the middle of chaos.
As if a zombie apocalypse wasn’t enough, the characters of The Last of Us need to learn to navigate emotionally stunted relationships, too. Jim and A.Ron explore Billville with everyone’s favorite sad-man, Nick Offerman. Get your usual coverage of The Last of Us along with a dose of good and bad news in The Last of Us universe.
David and John discuss Of the Beginning of Days, Tolkien’s mythology on the beginning of light and time in Arda. After discussing the war with Melkor and the marring of Middle-earth, David and John begin their case against the leadership of Manwë. Finally, they answer listener feedback.
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