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Ep. 246-Top Films of 2019

Ep. 246-Top Films of 2019

January 24, 2020

Ronald, Steve, and John discuss their favorite films from last year. This is them. This is how they win.

Ep. 245-TeeVee SchmeeVee XI: Best Shows of 2019

Ep. 245-TeeVee SchmeeVee XI: Best Shows of 2019

January 17, 2020

It’s been a great year for television, or serialized storytelling, or streaming content, or whatever you want to call the stuff you watch on your screens at home. The delivery systems have multiplied and the shows are often amazing. It’s a LOT. Ronald, Steve, and John take a closer look at some favorites from 2019.

Ep. 244-Skywalker, Schmywalker

Ep. 244-Skywalker, Schmywalker

December 26, 2019

The guys take a look at the current state of Star Wars in light of the recent release of Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker, a sprawling film that caps the sequel trilogy and marks the end of the first phase of the saga’s existence under the Disney banner. It’s frankly a lot to parse, so we’re sending out a distress signal to all neighboring planetary systems. If you could find it in your heart to arrive at the last second with reinforcements, saying “yahoo” in a joyous manner, that would be great. (Bonus: The first half hour is remarkably spoiler-free.)

Ep. 243-Holiday, Schmoliday 2019

Ep. 243-Holiday, Schmoliday 2019

December 6, 2019

Steve, Ronald, and John look back at the show's weirdest year, taking time to celebrate the high points—and complain about the low points—of being a pop culture addict in 2019. (Warning: Contains spoilers for the first ten minutes of Terminator: Dark Fate.)

Ep. 242-The Streaming Gold Rush

Ep. 242-The Streaming Gold Rush

November 22, 2019

With the arrival of potential Netflix-killers Disney+ and Apple TV+, and with HBO Max just around the corner, the streaming wars are about to get ugly, so thank goodness Ronald, Steve, and John are around to sort through it on your behalf. Who has the best content? The best delivery system? The best price point? And most urgently, what’s that New Kids on the Block song that John likes? Questions are answered.

Ep. 241-Robots, Schmobots

Ep. 241-Robots, Schmobots

November 11, 2019

Steve, Ronald, and John take on a good old-fashioned episode topic: Their favorite robots from cinema history. John also catches up on a classic genre film that has eluded his grasp until now. You’ve been programmed to listen to this podcast and also NOT to kill any humans. Please don’t get those instructions mixed up!

Ep. 240-Halloween Grab Bag

Ep. 240-Halloween Grab Bag

October 25, 2019

It's a triumphant return to your earholes! In this Halloween episode, the guys tackle a gaggle of horror-themed questions, from their favorite slasher to the best and worst seasonal candy.

Ep. 239-Once Upon A Time… In August 2019

Ep. 239-Once Upon A Time… In August 2019

August 23, 2019

Ronald, Steve, and John react to some recent movie news before hunkering down to discuss the films they've seen recently, including the latest from Quentin Tarantino.

Ep. 238-Trailer Roundup Reunion Show

Ep. 238-Trailer Roundup Reunion Show

July 21, 2019

It's been a minute but Ronald, Steve, and John haven't forsaken you. In this episode the guys reconvene in John's still-unfinished basement to engage in face-to-face conversation about the recently released trailers for some big upcoming movies. The whole thing is speculative af. Try it! You'll like it.

Ep. 237-Closing the Book on “Game of Thrones”

Ep. 237-Closing the Book on “Game of Thrones”

May 24, 2019

Now that the ashes have settled on the series finale, it's time for Ronald, Steve, and John to offer some parting thoughts on HBO's "Game of Thrones," including some favorite character arcs, the difficulty of tying up such a giant story, and the cultural impact of this landmark show.