To begin, Jim and A.Ron discuss the news concerning 1899’s cancellation. Netflix will try to fill the 1899-shaped void with their newest project, Kaleidoscope. Giancarlo Esposito stars in the lukewarm Netflix experiment. You can watch the episodes in any order you want…expect you better watch “White” last!
This harrowing drama was written and directed by Stephen Gaghan and features a star-studded cast with George Clooney, Matt Damon, and Jeffrey Wright. The threats are real, and America seems to be a lot of them as people put their thumbs on the scales of economy and justice. Let’s ponder the questions, “What level of corruption will create a facade of a functioning society? Is shadowy corruption better than a feudal state putting people to the sword? Are you depressed yet?”
Thank you to Robert for commissioning this episode!
Believe it or not, the Dance of Dragons hasn’t started, but the music is growing steadily louder. Would the psychic bond of a dragon expose their rider if they’re in hiding? How strict is the succession to the throne? And find out how “taboo” incestuous marriage is to Rhaenyra and Daemon. The answer will not shock you.
We’re rereleasing our episode on The Princess Bride (1987) in honor of the movie’s 35th anniversary!
This was a long time coming. Jim has avoided seeing this movie for going on 30 years. Today, he has no where to run, no where to hide. He’s locked in a steel cage match with “The Princess Bride”, directed by Rob Reiner and based on the novel of the same name by William Goldman. Confronted by the beautiful faces of Cary Elwes and Robin Wright, the absurdist comedy of Miracle Max, how will he react to this crazy mashup of farce, swashbuckling, and heart?
Thanks to Brian, we’ve got another commission this week. It’s the first and last episodes of Invincible season 1. You might not expect a bookended sampling of a series to work very well, but aside from not knowing a few of the side characters, I apparently missed out on almost nothing by skipping the other 6 episodes. Join us for a discussion of this animated deconstruction of the superhero genre.
People send us cool stuff all the time, and we wanted to give thanks and show off said cool stuff. How do? A mailbag video!
This month: Human Action by Ludwig von Mises sent to us by, Funko POP! Wicket W. Warrick sent to us by Alexis, Pickle Rick pipe and 24k rolling papers courtesy of That High Couple, Florence + the Machine tea towels provided to us by OpusWho, BroBasket whiskey sampler provided by Dyecast, and finally, watched provided by Timex.
Surprise! Cecily and Alexis (pin-y) will be covering HBO’s latest His Dark Materials starting Nov. 4, with full episode coverage posted the Wednesday after an episode airs.
In preparation, they have released coverage of the 2007 movie, The Golden Compass. This movie was a fun romp that is different from the books and confusing during most points, but nonetheless, a fun jumping off point for starting coverage of His Dark Materials. Please enjoy this episode, and join us again in November for the series premiere!
I’m working on polishing an idea for a new show where I analyze podcast trends based on iTunes charts, Patreon and Kickstarter projects, and various other resources. This is the first episode. It’s rough, but the show will likely get better.
People occasionally send us stuff. We had a perfect storm of awesome gifts and other mail this week so we thought we’d show it off.