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Thursday, December 25, 2014

82 - We Are the Best...Really

We catch up on various and sundry items; Brit series Black Mirror, and movies Nightcrawler and We Are The Best.

Friday, December 5, 2014

81 - Eyes Wide Shut

Friend of the podcast, Rodrigo Godoy returns, for Part 2 of our marriage movie special featuring Stanley Kubrick's Eyes Wide Shut.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

80 - Mike Nichols and Gone Girl

Friend of the podcast, Rodrigo Godoy, calls in from Brazil to talk Gone Girl and mourn the loss of the great Mike Nichols.

Friday, October 24, 2014

79 - Carl Wilson Interview

We talk to author Carl Wilson about his landmark book of music criticism, Let's Talk About Love.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

78 - God's Not Dead (but thinking is)

We take time out of our busy schedule to insult religious people of all persuasions.  Plus bonus content bitching about people in line.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

77 - C. Eric Banister Interview on Johnny Cash

We talk to the author of one of the most comprehensive treatments of Johnny's music you can find.  The story of the music as well as the man.

Friday, September 19, 2014

76 - Beatles in Mono! Michael Fremer Interview

We talk to vinyl guru and all around audio maven Michael Fremer on the new Beatles box set of all the vinyl albums, cut from the original master tapes!  Trust me, it's awesome.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

75 - Beyonce's Feminism, and "Boyhood" Ballyhoo

Is Beyonce a Feminist?  Should anyone give a shit?  Plus we stand in awe at the power and majesty of the critical reaction to Richard Linklater's Boyhood.

Monday, September 1, 2014

74 - Greil Marcus, Part Deux

Once again we talk to the great writer Greil Marcus, about his new book, The History of Rock and Roll in Ten Songs.

Monday, August 18, 2014

73 - Relatability in Art, New Twin Peaks footage

We do our usual bitching and then talk about why Ira Glass thinks Shakespeare sucks.  Plus some talk about the new Twin Peaks release, with an hour and a half of new footage.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

72 - Baby Lena Learns to Complain

We bounce back with an update on complaining with a new addition to the podcast team.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

71 - Jill Abramson, the NY Times and Blue Ruin

The New York Times cans a broad - is gender bias at play?  Then we talk about a must-see thriller called Blue Ruin.

Monday, May 5, 2014

70 - Of Visors and Villians

We look at the top 6 literary villains of all time, but not before we discuss assorted racists, bigots and visor fashionistas with the Donald Sterling fiasco.

Monday, April 21, 2014

69 - Flying Food and Open Mics

The mystery of the flying food and the perils of open mic.  

Sunday, April 6, 2014

68 - Books for Smart People

We discuss the Top 6 books all intelligent people should read, right after we attack the absurdity of food reviews

Friday, March 21, 2014

67 - Farewell courtesy and Grand Budapest Hotel

More people annoy us but there's always Wes Anderson.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

66 - True Detective, Sexism and Oscars

The gender police are at it again attacking our new favorite show, plus an Oscars wrap up you won't want to miss (unlike the actual Oscars)

Thursday, February 13, 2014

65 - Philip Seymour Hoffman and Ted Talks

We lament the great P.S. Hoffman and take a good hard look at Ted Talks

Thursday, January 30, 2014

64 - Oscars and King Lear

We report on Frank Langella's amazing turn in a wonderful new production of King Lear, and then go over what the Academy Award nominations got wrong and right.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

63 - Real Child Abuse, Year-End Movies

We witness some horrific parenting firsthand, and then we recap the movies we saw at the end of the year, including Her, Inside Llewyn Davis, and The Wolf of Wall Street.