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Saturday, December 7, 2013

62 - Kanye Off The Rails, Pronouns and Movies

Rialda gives an exclusive performance delivering Kanye's latest rant from the stage of Madison Square Garden.  Then we get into the spread of gender neutral pronouns, and summarize our thoughts on the films Drinking Buddies and Stories We Tell.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

61 - Lou Reed, etc.

This is dedicated to the one we love - the one who was almost as pissed off as we are.

Friday, October 25, 2013

60 - Disney Sex and Coming of Age Movies

We finally discuss Miley and our fascination with Disney Channel sex, and then chill out with our top 6 coming of age movies.

Friday, October 4, 2013

59 - Mark Lewisohn's Beatles - Interview

We are lucky enough to chat with author Mark Lewisohn about his mammoth new Beatles biography, Tune In.  He turns out to be a great guy as well as a great author.  Buy this amazing book!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

58 - Look Both Ways! and The Bling Ring

Why do people just start crossing the street without looking for cars?  Plus, we discuss Sofia Coppola's new film, The Bling Ring with Emma Watson, and answer the question - if you rip off stuff from Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton's house, will they even notice?

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

57 - Social Media Loneliness

After a shout out to ace podcaster Adam Carolla, we talk about Sherry Turkle's theory of how social media like Facebook and Twitter are making us lonely.  Then we rush to the defense of the press' favorite punching back, Seth MacFarlane, and can't tolerate Mika Brzezinski.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

56 - Alyn Shipton Interview on Harry Nilsson

Part of a conversation we had with Alyn Shipton, author of the great new Harry Nilsson biography, Nilsson.  First bit lost to technical difficulties, but what remains is good stuff about Harry's later career.

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

55 - Woody Allen, Part Deux

Part 2 of our wacky and informative discussion with Dr. Bob Musanti about the work of Woody Allen.  New and improved with Donnie Darko and William Blake

Sunday, July 28, 2013

54 - Woody Allen, Anhedonia and Antithesis

We have a grand discussion with Dr. Bob Musanti about the work of Woody Allen.  This is only part one folks.  We go way deep!

Thursday, July 11, 2013

53 - Steve Hackett Interview

Our interview with Steve Hackett of Genesis on his history with the band and revisiting their classic material.

* Please note the audio improves about 10 minutes in.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

52 - Kanye West and Paula Deen

We coolly and objectively consider Kanye West's most recent cesspool of sexist garbage.  And then there's Paula Deen.

Friday, June 14, 2013

51 - Road Trip!! Proust and Soderbergh

We say happy birthday to In Search of Lost Time, Marcel Proust's masterpiece, and a riff on Steven Soderbergh goes off in other directions, as usual.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

50 - Gosling film and Top 6 Fictional Characters

We got Gosling and, eh, what else do you need to know?  We review The Place Beyond the Pines.  Plus we pick our top 6 favorite fictional characters.  And other stuff, like Top of the Lake and Ray Cooper.

Friday, May 17, 2013

49 - Child-Men and The Great Gatsby

We talk about the phenomenon of the "Child-Man", and review the new Baz Lurhmann film, The Great Gatsby, with Leonardo DiCaprio

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

48 - Eat the Rich

Out of malice or envy, we go off on those goddamn rich people.  Other stuff happens and then we go over Time Out's top romantic movies.

Monday, April 8, 2013

47 - Rude Shoppers and Best Movie Endings

We talk about rude shoppers for a couple hours, then we get into another top six list.  This time it's the greatest movie endings.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

46 - Philip Roth Birthday and Network

Amazingly, we attend the Philip Roth Birthday celebration in Newark and live to tell about it. Then, another one of our favorite movies - Network from 1976.

Friday, March 8, 2013

45 - Joe Boyd Interview

We talk to legendary producer Joe Boyd about his new Nick Drake tribute album, The Songs of Nick Drake: Way to Blue.  

Monday, February 25, 2013

44 - Parquet Courts Interview

Parquet Courts is one of our favorite new bands, and on this episode we talk with the band's principal songwriter and singer, Andrew Savage.

Friday, February 15, 2013

43 - House of Cards, Cormac McCarthy

We discuss Netflix's revolutionary new series, House of Cards with Kevin Spacey. Then we talk about the work of author Cormac McCarthy. Also we get another chance to bash hipsters.

Monday, January 7, 2013

42 - Flannery O'Connor and the Usual Complaints

This time we talk about a few select cultural tidbits that are driving us mad with frustration and bewilderment. Then we dig into the work of Flannery O'Connor, with a close look at the classic story A Good Man Is Hard To Find.