June 21, 2024

Episode 229 - BABE: PIG IN THE CITY

How ya gonna keep us down on the farm after we've seen Babe: Pig in the City? Surreal shenanigans ensue when Ryan Kasmiskie returns to talk about a sequel that takes a bold detour into harrowing and heavily symbolic adventures with adorable talking animals. Thank the pig!

Babe: Pig in the City (1998)
Directed by George Miller
Written by George Miller, Judy Morris, and Mark Lamprell
Starring Magda Szubanski, James Cromwell, Mickey Rooney, Mary Stein, and the voices of E.G. Daily, Danny Mann, Glenne Headley, Steven Wright, James Cosmo, and Roscoe Lee Browne


May 24, 2024

Episode 228 - DUMB AND DUMBER


What are the chances of us appreciating the insane quotability and uninhibited physical comedy of Dumb and Dumber? One in a hundred? One in a million?

We're telling you there's a chance, especially when we're joined by special guest and Jim Carrey superfan Amy Ambler. Just when you thought our podcast couldn't possibly be any dumber, we go and do something like this...and totally redeem ourselves!

Dumb & Dumber (1994)
Directed by Peter Farrelly
Written by Peter Farrelly, Bobby Farrelly, and Bennett Yellin
Starring Jim Carrey, Jeff Daniels, Lauren Holly, Karen Duffy, Mike Starr, Charles Rocket, Teri Garr, and Cam Neely




April 26, 2024

Episode 227 - BACK TO THE FUTURE PART II

Back to the Future Part II playfully folds the fabric of cinematic space-time to create a sci-fi comedy that's boldly pioneering and uncannily familiar. We unravel the great mysteries of the universe with Andrew McNally and retrace our steps through the future, the past, and the alternate present. It's the sequel, listeners - something's got to be done about the sequel!

Back to the Future Part II (1989)
Directed by Robert Zemeckis
Written by Bob Gale
Starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Thomas F. Wilson, and Elisabeth Shue

March 29, 2024

Episode 226 - THE DISNEY AFTERNOON TOON-AMENT

Grab a bag of Amazin' Fruit and some Gummiberry juice, because it's time for our Disney Afternoon bracket episode! Eight shows from the beloved after-school cartoon block compete to find out which one wins our hearts both then and now. And along the way, we'll talk crazy concepts, comical characters, and killer theme songs with the always-entertaining Manny Lozano. Woo-oo!

Shows included in the Disney Afternoon Toon-ament:

The Adventures of the Gummi Bears
DuckTales
Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers
TaleSpin
Darkwing Duck
Goof Troop
Bonkers
Quack Pack


March 8, 2024

Episode 225 - The 10th Annual Dubbie Awards

It's a decade of the Dubbies! Our annual awards expand for one night only in this very special milestone celebration. We'll recognize the best of 2023 in the entertainment world and on our own podcast, then double our fun with a whole set of retroactive awards and lifetime achievement honors. 

Oh, and did we mention the special celebrity presenters? All the stars are here for the 10th Annual Dubbie Awards!

This year's program of awards:

The Dubbies for 2023

  • Most Watchable Performances
  • Worthiest Watches
  • Best Comeback
  • Most Unnecessary Throwback
  • Future WWWW Candidate
  • Most Nostalgic Moment
  • Best New Oldie
  • Best Performance by a Guest
  • Best Performance by a Co-Host
  • Best WWWW Episode of 2023
Retroactive Dubbies

  • Never Too Soon For Nostalgia Award (2014)
  • Best Performance by a Guest (2014/2015)
  • Best Performance by a Co-Host (2014/2015)
  • Best WWWW Episode of 2014/2015
  • Cult Classic Award

Lifetime Achievement Awards

  • Guest
  • Co-Host
  • Episode

February 23, 2024

Episode 224 - HIGH FIDELITY

High Fidelity is anchored by the conceit of three dudes swapping sarcastic jokes while obsessing over pop culture and the past - obviously, something we know very little about. 

Andy Kim makes his podcasting debut (with a bullet!) to talk about this chronicle of heartbreak - and the road back to redemption - in what's sure to become one of our all time, top-five episodes about charmingly acerbic record store owners in romantic crisis.

High Fidelity (2000)
Directed by Stephen Frears
Written by D. V. DeVincentis, Steve Pink, John Cusack, and Scott Rosenberg
Based on the novel by Nick Hornby
Starring John Cusack, Iben Hjejle, Jack Black, Todd Louiso, Lisa Bonet, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Joan Cusack, Sara Gilbert, Lili Taylor, Joelle Carter, and Tim Robbins


January 26, 2024

Episode 223 - APOLLO 13

The thrilling true-life adventure of Apollo 13 is just the launchpad for a wide-ranging discussion, thanks to first-time guest Jeff Eckman and his passion for all things space exploration. In this episode, we deconstruct a disaster movie of the highest verisimilitude and celebrate human ingenuity in space and on set. Houston, we have a podcast!

Apollo 13 (1995)
Directed by Ron Howard
Written by William Broyles Jr. and Al Reinert
Based on the book Lost Moon by Jim Lovell and Jeffrey Kluger
Starring Tom Hanks, Kevin Bacon, Bill Paxton, Gary Sinise, Kathleen Quinlan, and Ed Harris