We're back from our summer break with a VERY intense conversation about the Nicktoons classic Hey Arnold! with the hilarious and wonderful Jas Sams (@jas_sams). I honestly had no idea Hey Arnold! has this passionate a fanbase, and that the new Hey Arnold! The Jungle Movie has such a crazy history. There's also a bunch of other bullshit, but we recorded this a few weeks ago and I can't remember any specifics. Assume Brandon makes some dumb jokes and Beth makes fun of him for it. Ya' know, the usual.
Things get delightfully and deceivingly filthy as Mary Anna King (author of Bastards) joins us to discuss The Great British Bake Off! Let's be honest, though: It's mostly just talk about how Paul Hollywood might be our biggest problematic fave so far. All the touching, and kneading, and....leaving loaves behind.....mmmmmmmmmm......
This week, friend of the internet and co-host of I Haven't Seen That, Whitney Reynolds (@whitneyarner) joins us to discuss the sweet, sweet boys of One Direction. Turns out neither Brandon nor Beth know a single fucking thing about One Direction, and all of the things they THINK they know turn out to be wildly inaccurate. For example: Joe Walsh and Glenn Frey are NOT members of 1D. Who knew, right?
Well, Whitney knew, but other than HER, who knew, right?
In honor of this week's release of the Wonder Woman film, we've got a special live bonus episode recorded at Geek Chic Promotions' Wonder Woman Fan Party at Hi De Ho Comics in Santa Monica. Joining us for a discussion of all things Diana Prince are Marc Andreyko (Wonder Woman 77), Susan Eisenberg (Voice of Wonder Woman), Drew Edward Johnson (Artist) and Matt Haley (Artist). We go deep on why so many people love the Amazonian so much, and how working "with" her has made them better people. The panel also turns very, very briefly into a backdoor pilot for a Manimal Podcast that will never, ever happen.
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Pull up a hemorrhoid donut and settle in for a rambling talk on all things Will Forte, but specifically his cinematic masterpiece, MacGruber with comedian/musician Sam Haft (One half of Sam & Bill, @samandbillmusic). We marvel at the many wonders of The Potato Chip, tell Sam how much he's missing out having not seen clone high, and very, very briefly become The Coxcast. This episode is so much fun it'll leave you saying "I'mgonnashoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooot."
This week Sam Kusek (@slamkusek, formerly of BOOM! Studios) and Matt Levine (Currently of BOOM! Studios) join us to talk Power Rangers, which Brandon has pretty much zero current knowledge of so he makes a TON of bad jokes to overcompensate. Plus, we take a brief detour in the world of Oh Hello's Gil Faizon and George St. Geeglund. You schmucks thought this was a Power Rangers episode but first you have to listen to us talk about A PLAY, you STUPID IDIOTS! #Prahnked
This week comedian Alex Fossella (@afossella, Modern Day Philosophers, My Racist Toaster) joins us to talk about the bleak, hilarious and ultimately uplifting music of The Mountain Goats (aka John Darnielle). We talk about break up music, the times we've met John Darnielle and plot out a concept album about a depressed, alcoholic Toad called Alpha Mushroom Kingdom. It may very well be our finest work. Also: Alex is trapped at the bottom of a well!
The Mountain Goats' new album, Goths, is available May 19th on Merge Records wherever fine audio recordings are sold.
Beth's been busy lately, so this week Brandon is rolling solo to tell you about his current problematic fave, The Grateful Dead's legendary concert Cornell University's Barton Hall on 5/8/1977.