347b

Insert Star Wars Teaser Reaction Here

From an evil idea by Antony Johnston, assembled by Iain MacKinnon, here’s the “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” teaser trailer analysis we didn’t record but that the world clearly needs. Warning: The length of this episode will shock you.

Jason Snell with Dan Moren and John Siracusa


302b

Group Marriage

Ghost directors and odd theories.

Jason Snell with Dr. Drang, Philip Michaels, Erika Ensign, David J. Loehr, Monty Ashley and Steve Lutz


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RPGs, please

Scott and Stuart discuss various roleplaying games like the nerds they are.

Scott McNulty with Stuart Wellington


300b

Hello, Bonus Track!

Nonsense from during and after episode 300.

Jason Snell with Dan Moren, Lisa Schmeiser, David J. Loehr, Glenn Fleishman, Scott McNulty, Erika Ensign, Chip Sudderth, Monty Ashley and Andy Ihnatko


297b

Is the Baby Ohm Alive?

In this super-extended Bonus Track, we discuss the differences between subs and dubs, try to spot a “Space Battleship Yamato” reference, and look on in horror/amusement as Steve and John debate a handful of frames that determine the fate of a baby Ohm.

Baby Ohm GIF

Jason Snell with John Siracusa, Steve Lutz, Aleen Simms and Erika Ensign


294b

Dere He Is!

Steve really wants us to watch “Cool Cat Saves the Kids” next.

Jason Snell with Glenn Fleishman, Steve Lutz, Brian Hamilton and David J. Loehr


33gs

Editing Adventure!

If you thought the original episode was full of wandering around aimlessly, just listen to what we cut out.

Tony Sindelar with Monty Ashley, Steve Lutz, David J. Loehr, Glenn Fleishman, Brian Hamilton, Dan Moren, Jason Snell and Scott McNulty


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Batman Is NOT the World’s Great Detective!

Monty Ashley wages a garbled battle against Batman being the world’s greatest detective, Glenn recounts an instance of his ratiocination (Holmsing), an Abominable Bride impossible situation (no spoilers), and Holmes-like detectives, who are legion.

Glenn Fleishman with David J. Loehr, Monty Ashley and Shannon Sudderth


255b

Ziggy Played Guitar

An impromptu David Bowie sing-along during a recording failure back in July 2015.

Steve Lutz and Philip Michaels with Chip Sudderth and Lisa Schmeiser


282b

Last Christmas

Discussion of the 2014 “Doctor Who” Christmas special one year on, plus a bunch of other “Doctor Who”-related outtakes from Glenn’s shockingly prolific Head Canon.

Jason Snell with Glenn Fleishman, Erika Ensign, Steven Schapansky and David J. Loehr


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Who is Anne Pancakes?!

Outtakes from the fake award show. Total nonsense.

Dan Sturm and Joe Rosensteel


d78

Defocused: 2015 Year in Review (explicit version)

Defocused Awards Gif

Our 2015 Guests

  • Jason Snell
  • Anže Tomić
  • Aleen Simms
  • Glenn Fleishman

Starring: Dan Sturm

Edited Produced and Directed by: Joe Rosensteel

Dan Sturm and Joe Rosensteel


281b

Once More For Safety

As referenced by Monty in our Best of 2015 episode, this is the second run-through of the “Rehearsing in the Zeppelin” sketch as recorded live.

Jason Snell with Monty Ashley, Steve Lutz, David J. Loehr and Dan Moren


a3

You Asked Fourble It, You Got It

Monty wants to know what a fourble board is. He should have been afraid to ask. Spoilers!

Glenn Fleishman with Monty Ashley and David J. Loehr


275b

Bring the Cane

More terrible talk inappropriate for the holidays, plus more about “Miracle on 34th Street,” “The Lion in Winter,” and, strangely, “Becket.”

Jason Snell with David J. Loehr, Philip Michaels, Lisa Schmeiser, Steve Lutz and Dan Moren


274b

Peanuts Hole

As is our tradition, we say more awful things about beloved Christmas entertainment. You probably shouldn’t listen.

Jason Snell with Glenn Fleishman, David J. Loehr, Steve Lutz, Aleen Simms, Shannon Sudderth and Chip Sudderth


gs24

Shut the Hell Up, Glenn

The origin of the new not-a-podcast “Shut the Hell Up,” designed for Glenn but starring David.

Monty Ashley with Aleen Simms, Steve Lutz, Dan Moren, Glenn Fleishman, David J. Loehr and Brian Hamilton


269b

Submarine Pictures

Why submarine movies are the best movies, and Casey asks Dan for a Russian translation.

Jason Snell with Dan Moren, Casey Liss and Philip Michaels


264b

Like Making Pizzas

Lots of extra talk about technology then and now, nonfiction books, and heaping gobs of tech glenning.

Jason Snell with Monty Ashley, Lisa Schmeiser, Glenn Fleishman and David J. Loehr


263b

Mr. Robot or Not

Crowded House, “Mad Max: Fury Road,” and robots.

Jason Snell with John Siracusa, Merlin Mann and David J. Loehr


262b

Wherever Fats

“Look, I’m fat. Tell me where to be from and I’ll be from that place.”

Jason Snell with Monty Ashley, Dr. Drang, Steve Lutz, Philip Michaels and David J. Loehr


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The history of “Monopoly” with Cory Casoni

What happens when your guest spends the first 35 mins of recording recounting the history of a board game… but it turns out to be absolutely fascinating? This. This is what happens.

Antony Johnston with Cory Casoni


258b

Kenneth Branagh’s “Pong”

Deciding what bad movie to watch next, and a dramatic reading from Phil.

Jason Snell with Monty Ashley, Joe Rosensteel, Philip Michaels, Steve Lutz, David J. Loehr and Tony Sindelar


257b

It Has Always Been My Dream to Write Cyclops

More comic book talk, plus Lisa’s Runaways conspiracy theory.

Jason Snell with Shannon Sudderth, Lisa Schmeiser, Tony Sindelar and Dan Moren


254b

Werner Herzog’s Fire Tornado

Destiny and Alto and video game fakers, Lava, Fury Road (Jason hasn’t seen it), how Werner Herzog improves everything, Michael Bay’s Jodorowsky’s Fitzcarraldo, thousands and thousands of thumbtacks, our love of The Flop House, and secret looks at the content of future podcasts. But mostly nonsense.

Jason Snell with Merlin Mann, John Siracusa, Andy Ihnatko and David J. Loehr


253b

The Fat Man Meets The Thin Man

More about the Thin Man movie series, plus how to refer to The Internet’s Dr. Drang.

Jason Snell with Dan Moren, Philip Michaels, Erika Ensign, Dr. Drang, David J. Loehr, Steve Lutz and Monty Ashley


250b

Beatle Talk

Zardoz, Paul McCartney, and Vartox.

Jason Snell with Helene Wecker, Joe Rosensteel, Erika Ensign, Steve Lutz, Glenn Fleishman and David J. Loehr


249b

Canadian Safety Blanket

It’s all Guy’s fault. Plus some talk about comic book TV shows.

Jason Snell with Lisa Schmeiser, Philip Mozolak, Dan Moren, Guy English, Tony Sindelar and David J. Loehr


248b

Cyborg or Not

Silly debates about whether things are robots or not, plus a lot more talk about “Ghost in the Shell,” where Professor Siracusa might take Anime Club next, and even future possible Rocket Surgery selections.

Jason Snell with John Siracusa, Erika Ensign and Tony Sindelar


247b

David Letterman Interviews

Complete interviews used as the source material for our David Letterman tribute episode.

Jason Snell with Aaron Barnhart, John Gruber, Andy Ihnatko, Tim Goodman and Philip Michaels


246b

Jacobi!

Bad teachers and Derek Jacobi.

Jason Snell with Erika Ensign, David J. Loehr and Andy Ihnatko


244b

Crazy Naked Person

More talk about "Marvels" and "Kingdom Come."

Jason Snell with Moisés Chiullan, Chip Sudderth, Erika Ensign, Lisa Schmeiser and Monty Ashley


241b

Inside Baseball

More baseball and other nonsense, plus a preview of options for the next Old Movie Club.

Jason Snell with Monty Ashley, Philip Michaels, Erika Ensign, Steve Lutz and David J. Loehr


240b

Second-Degree Glenning

More “Ice Pirates” talk and we worry that Joe will be Glenning (second definition) by suggesting we record something and then not participating in said something. Fortunately, Joe comes through.

Jason Snell with John Siracusa, Steve Lutz, Joe Rosensteel, Andy Ihnatko, Monty Ashley and David J. Loehr


gs4

And Then Dan Died

The many Skype failures of Dan Moren. Plus more “Star Trek” talk.

Jason Snell and Dan Moren with Scott McNulty and David J. Loehr


238b

Let the Healing Begin

What up, my dead Young-Youngs? Alternate Anakins, couches, and Not My Vader.

Jason Snell with Steve Lutz, Serenity Caldwell, Dan Moren, Andy Ihnatko and John Siracusa


235b

Anyhow…

Much more Hitchcock talk, before, during, and after the episode. And “Anyhow,” the new We Interrupt Phil drinking game.

Jason Snell with Andy Ihnatko, Philip Michaels, Monty Ashley, Steve Lutz, David J. Loehr and Dan Moren


234b

Everybody Cut

Footloose, bad movies, The Flop House, and more about The Core.

Jason Snell with Tony Sindelar, John Siracusa and Dan Moren


233b

Coke Methodology

Soda, politics of children’s TV shows, comic book film rights, moving on from comics, kicking over anthills, judging Jonathan Hickman, and Lisa tries to talk “Gotham,” Sondheim and Fleetwood Mac.

Jason Snell with Lisa Schmeiser, Andy Ihnatko and Monty Ashley


232b

Save it for the Podcast

More “Groundhog Day” talk, plus Jason fills out the Bonus Track by listing towns in Western Pennsylvania.

Jason Snell with Monty Ashley, Erika Ensign, Steve Lutz, Dan Frakes and Chip Sudderth


231b

Old People Music

Peter Gabriel, apocalypses, ancient religions, William Gibson and nipples, and anvils and why we love them.

Jason Snell with Monty Ashley, Scott McNulty, Lisa Schmeiser and David J. Loehr


230b

Return of Manimal

Liam Neeson, Promethea, Alan Moore, Grant Morrison, and Jason’s next favorite comic book.

Jason Snell with Lisa Schmeiser, Chip Sudderth, Erika Ensign, Tony Sindelar and Monty Ashley


229c

Listener Commentary: “Portal” with Clinton Phillips

This is a first for us. In this Bonus Track, Incomparable and Portal fan Clinton Phillips provides his own listener commentary on episode 229 of The Incomparable.

Jason Snell with Clinton Phillips


229b

Hovering Over the Butt

Tiff describes anonymous Skype icons in a way we can’t unsee, and more Portal talk. Plus a bonus song by Robert Goulet, er, Andy Ihnatko!

Jason Snell with Tiffany Arment, Brianna Wu, John Siracusa, Tony Sindelar and Andy Ihnatko


228b

Robot or Not

New podcast ideas, a minicast about “The Librarians,” and bonus Skeletor.

Skeletor Skype

Jason Snell with David J. Loehr, Steve Lutz, Dan Moren, Monty Ashley, Erika Ensign and John Siracusa


227b

Embarrassing Blackface Scene

Much, much more from our Marx Brothers episode, including bits about Buster Keaton, comparing the Marxes to the Stooges, and that scene in “A Day at the Races.” Plus some nonsense from before and after the episode, including Jason’s secrets of podcast editing. Also, we love Glenn.

Jason Snell with David J. Loehr, Philip Michaels, Steve Lutz, Andy Ihnatko and Monty Ashley


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Bang! Bang! Bang!

At the end of a secret recording session last week, Jason asked for holiday anecdotes. And then things fell apart.

Jason Snell with Tony Sindelar, Glenn Fleishman, Monty Ashley, David J. Loehr and Dan Moren


226b

Lumpy Leroux

A whole lot more about the “Star Wars” Holiday Special.

Jason Snell with John Siracusa, Erika Ensign, Steve Lutz, Dan Moren, Tony Sindelar, Monty Ashley and David J. Loehr


224c

They Really Know It’s Christmas

A celebration of “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” with an outtake from this weekend’s The Incomparable, plus a bit about it from last year’s holiday music episode.

Jason Snell with Joe Rosensteel, Glenn Fleishman, Erika Ensign, David J. Loehr, Lisa Schmeiser, Philip Michaels and Monty Ashley


224b

Sans Sarris

The battle to out-Glenn Glenn. Also, a long cut bit where Jason lists “Galaxy Quest” cast members while nobody says much.

Jason Snell with Scott McNulty, Glenn Fleishman, Erika Ensign, Joe Rosensteel and David J. Loehr


223b

Steve Lutz’s Brush With Celebrity

More MST3K nonsense.

Jason Snell with Steve Lutz, Philip Michaels, Andy Ihnatko, Scott McNulty and David J. Loehr


221b

Gerbils and Tamagotchis

Glenn says a lot of things. Also, Erika discovers the element Handwavium.

Jason Snell with Erika Ensign, Glenn Fleishman, Dan Moren and David J. Loehr


220b

Halloween Candy Criteria

Tales of halloween candy! Also, the webcomics we forgot. When people write in to say that they can’t believe we mentioned The Oatmeal, this is the episode we point them to.

Jason Snell with John Siracusa, Erika Ensign, Glenn Fleishman and Tony Sindelar


219b

Pride of the Yankees

We get ready, say some awful things about Film Noir, and then plot our next Old Movie Club.

Jason Snell with Erika Ensign, Philip Michaels, David J. Loehr and Steve Lutz


217b

Herb Alpert’s Woody Allen’s The Terminator

Mouth horns, Jason does terrible impressions, Rick Rossovich trivia, and the further works of James Cameron.

Jason Snell with Erika Ensign, Steve Lutz and David J. Loehr


213b

The Kroeger Report

Phil and Jason emulate Charles Rocket and Jenny Slate, but Lisa doesn’t! A digression about The Ben Stiller Show. And lots about Gary Kroeger. We love ya, Gary!

Jason Snell with David J. Loehr, Monty Ashley, Philip Michaels, Lisa Schmeiser and Lex Friedman


212b

Ohhh Myyyy

Lots of George Takei impressions, plus “Toy Story” talk—including our diabolical interpretation of what really happened to Andy’s dad. And John Siracusa mistakes bamboo for pot.

Jason Snell with Andy Ihnatko, Steve Lutz, Merlin Mann, John Siracusa and David J. Loehr


211b

That Was Gold, Baby

Jason copes with horrible technical difficulties while everyone around him sings.

Jason Snell with Moisés Chiullan, Andy Ihnatko, Philip Michaels and David J. Loehr


210b

Horses Die a Lot in the Future

More talk about “The Stand,” how it relates to “Lost” and “Y: The Last Man,” and Lisa swears and then apologizes.

Jason Snell with Lisa Schmeiser, Erika Ensign, Monty Ashley and John Siracusa


209b

The Benson Factor

Lots of Star Trek talk, including why Klingons are like cats.

Jason Snell with Brianna Wu, Tony Sindelar, Scott McNulty and David J. Loehr


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Hope for Voyager, Don’t Fear It

Bonus Trek: Bri and Scott talk about Star Trek videogames, why people don’t like Voyager, and wonder about all the Nazis in Star Trek.

Scott McNulty with Brianna Wu


208b

What Color Is Your Toothbrush?

Toothbrushes and other icebreaking introduction techniques.

Jason Snell with Brianna Wu, John Siracusa, Tiffany Arment and Steve Lutz


206b

We Weren’t Ready for Popeye

Remembering Robin Williams.

Jason Snell with Serenity Caldwell, David J. Loehr, Monty Ashley and Tony Sindelar


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Bonus Trek: Trek Bookin’

Michael T. Rose got into Star Trek the classy way: through reading. Also, Geordi doesn’t die but he is still blind.

Scott McNulty with Michael T. Rose


205b

The Cat Has Been Dead for Months

Sprinklers, more “Iron Giant” talk, the live-action “Kiki’s Delivery Service,” and a Morrissey song about the dolls in a doll house in a doll museum.

Jason Snell with John Siracusa, Steve Lutz, Merlin Mann, David J. Loehr and Tony Sindelar


204b

The Second Comic-Con Episode

Jason, Steve, and Greg are back. Last year they made a podcast outside while drinking beer in San Diego County right after San Diego Comic-Con, and they did it again this past weekend. They’re joined by past Incomparable panelist David Sparks, Incomparable listener Andrew Laurence, and Incomparable non-listener Marshall Clow.

Topics include what happens when the Internet reveals that you are not a unique snowflake but instead there’s always someone cooler (or geekier) than you. Your uniqueness is not web scalable! Turns Out.

Incomparable Beer II

This was recorded live, outside, at Plan 9 Alehouse in Escondido, California. It sounds like it does because it was noisy and we only had three microphones. We sound like we do because we were drinking beer and eating dinner. At one point Jason becomes a DJ while Elton John plays in the background. We recommend you drink something while listening to this episode, alcoholic or not. Cheers!

Jason Snell with Greg Knauss, Steve Lutz and David Sparks


202b

Podcast Retro Hugos

Random talk about Star Trek, with nobody there to defend Star Wars. Plus speculation about Orson Welle’s dominance of podcasting.

Jason Snell with Erika Ensign, David J. Loehr, Monty Ashley and Scott McNulty


201b

Shame Hole

“Why don’t we have a musical theater podcast?”

Jason Snell with Andy Ihnatko, Monty Ashley, Steve Lutz, Glenn Fleishman and Philip Michaels


200b

Welcome to My Secret Lair on Siracusa Mountain

John, Jason, Ren, and Dan waste time in the studio not recording a podcast. Then later, a couple of clips from our listener draft.

Jason Snell


199b

I Liked Caillou

Preparing to talk TV, and jokes about Canadian stuff.

Jason Snell with John Siracusa, Erika Ensign, Scott McNulty and David J. Loehr


198b

Weeping John Siracusa

Lisa makes us rich with her t-shirt designs, but she also says bad words.

Jason Snell with Lisa Schmeiser, Erika Ensign and Brianna Wu


197b

Rated PG-42

Jason, John, David, Glenn, and Lisa talk about microphones, movies, and lots of other random things.

Jason Snell with Lisa Schmeiser, John Siracusa, Glenn Fleishman and David J. Loehr


195b

Pun-Based Puzzles

More computer game talk with the Incomparable gang.

Jason Snell with Tony Sindelar, Steve Lutz, Erika Ensign, Dan Moren, Monty Ashley and John Siracusa


194b

Mann Canon

Many digressions from our “Kiki’s Delivery Service” episode, including all the stuff John Siracusa told us to remove because it’s just him making references to Merlin’s podcasts so obscure even Merlin doesn’t remember them.

Jason Snell with Merlin Mann, Steve Lutz and John Siracusa


191b

Waiting for Serenity

We were going to do a “Firefly” episode, but half the panel didn’t show up, so we talked about the Hugo Awards and some other stuff and then called it a night. Enjoy!

Jason Snell with Erika Ensign, John Siracusa and David J. Loehr


190b

Hydra Dating Policy

Mutants, superheroes, and how to properly hail Hydra.

Jason Snell with Tony Sindelar, Dan Moren, Guy English, Moisés Chiullan and Rene Ritchie


189b

The Endless Incomparable After Dark

Jason, John, Andy, Greg, and David can’t stop, won’t stop.

Jason Snell with Andy Ihnatko, John Siracusa, Greg Knauss and David J. Loehr


186b

Get Carter II: I Said Get Carter

More about old movies, the music of “Get Carter” and “Taking of Pelham One Two Three,” and Phil swears.

Jason Snell with David J. Loehr, Steve Lutz and Philip Michaels


184b

In Bed with Big Cardboard

After The Incomparable’s board game draft. It’s the board game of card games!

Jason Snell with Dan Moren, David J. Loehr, Erika Ensign, Monty Ashley and Tony Sindelar


182b

Episode II - Omnibus Commentary

Our complete, uninterrupted conversation about “Star Wars: Episode II — Attack of the Clones.”

(You can listen to this instead of episodes 182 and 183 of The Incomparable.)

Jason Snell with Monty Ashley, Steve Lutz, John Siracusa and Dan Moren


181b

You’re Not The Real Ginger!

Jason, David, Andy, Jason B, and Erika talk more franchise re-casting and more TV silliness.

Jason Snell with David J. Loehr, Andy Ihnatko, Erika Ensign and Jason Brightman


180b

Flash-Drive Conspiracy

Post-“Sherlock” season 3 discussion, including flash drives and Moffat lies.

Jason Snell with Dan Moren, David J. Loehr, Moisés Chiullan, Serenity Caldwell, Erika Ensign and John Siracusa


179b

Small Polyhedral Cubes

More book talk from Dan, Monty, Scott, and Jason, though most of this is Jason going into more detail about why he didn’t like “Shadow Ops: Control Point” while Dan and Scott look on in horror.

Jason Snell with Monty Ashley, Dan Moren and Scott McNulty


178b

Don’t Google Tanuki

John Siracusa works blue.

Jason Snell with Greg Knauss, John Siracusa, Moisés Chiullan, Steve Lutz and Tony Sindelar


174b

Behind the Christmas Spectacular

We discuss how we made the Incomparable Christmas Spectacular.

Jason Snell with Dan Moren, David J. Loehr, Serenity Caldwell and Glenn Fleishman


173z

The Compleat “Human Santapede”

Recorded December 14, 2013, this is the unedited version of the session that became Incomparable 173, our holiday music episode.

Jason Snell


172b

Not in the Vault

Steve, Jason, David, and Monty talk even more holiday stuff.

Jason Snell with Steve Lutz, David J. Loehr and Monty Ashley


171b

More Glenning

The gang talks books, Glenn mentions famous people, we geek out a little bit about Doctor Who—you know, the usual.

Jason Snell with David J. Loehr, Erika Ensign, Glenn Fleishman, Scott McNulty and Lisa Schmeiser


168b

NBC’s Dracula

Jason, Scott, Dan, Andy, and David talk more TV.

Jason Snell with Scott McNulty, Dan Moren, Andy Ihnatko and David J. Loehr


167b

Buttons, A Clown

The gang before, during and after The Incomparable’s 1952 Movie Club.

Jason Snell with Erika Ensign, David J. Loehr, Monty Ashley, Philip Michaels, Lisa Schmeiser and Steve Lutz


166b

He’s Making Milk Shakes

The George R.R. Martin Health Plan, more writers who have wronged us, Spoiler Horn as a replacement for actual material, and Scott remembers Wham! lyrics.

Jason Snell with Dan Moren, David J. Loehr, Lisa Schmeiser and Scott McNulty


165b

Unrecorded Personal Conversations

Jason, Tony, Dan, John, and Steve before, during, and after The Incomparable #165. This is a podcast where we record a conversation and then release it to the public.

Jason Snell with Tony Sindelar, Dan Moren, John Siracusa and Steve Lutz


164b

Quartermass

Jason, Dan, Ren, David, and Jeff talk more about the Cornetto Trilogy.

Jason Snell with Dan Moren, Serenity Caldwell, David J. Loehr and Jeff Carlson


163b

Zero

Scott, Jason, and David battle the number zero.

Jason Snell with David J. Loehr and Scott McNulty


160b

Blue Pill

Jason, David, John, and Erika talk before, during, and after our episode about “The Matrix.” Jason and Erika talk “Doctor Who” a little bit, too.

Jason Snell with David J. Loehr, John Siracusa and Erika Ensign


159b

After The Incomparable Movie Draft

Silliness before, during, and after we picked 35 movies in our second annual Incomparable Movie Draft.

Jason Snell with Andy Ihnatko, Dan Moren, Steve Lutz, Monty Ashley, David J. Loehr and John Siracusa


157b

Advice for Merlin

Jason, Dan, Tony, and Lisa give Merlin advice about TV shows, fantasy-cast “Hawkeye: The TV Series,” and offer a lot of extra comic-book talk.

Jason Snell with Dan Moren, Tony Sindelar, Lisa Schmeiser and Merlin Mann


156b

Mockingbird Orange

Jason, Dan, David, Steve, and special guest Philip Michaels talk more old movies, “Magnum P.I.,” “Hello Larry,” Dwight David Eisenhower, Alfred Hitchcock, and The Bad News Bears.

Jason Snell with David J. Loehr, Dan Moren, Philip Michaels and Steve Lutz


155b

Before and After The Incomparable #155

Jason Snell with Dan Moren and David J. Loehr


154b

Yahtzee!

Jason, Merlin, Dan, and Tony talk more “Saga,” plus “Hawkeye,” David Letterman and more. Also our favorite TV shows, including “Sherlock Holmes” “Black Orphan” “Lucy, I Love You,” “Dick Van Dyke’s Show,” and Mary Tyler Moore in “Rhoda.”

Jason Snell with Merlin Mann, Dan Moren and Tony Sindelar


153b

Ukelele Breaks

Jason and the gang talk podcasting and time travel after The Incomparable #153.

Jason Snell with David J. Loehr, John Siracusa, Lex Friedman, Monty Ashley and Tony Sindelar


151b

It’s a Trap!

Jason, Dan, Scott, Glenn, and Monty talk more about novels, Admiral Ackbar, Monopoly, dragons, M. Night Shyamalan, and Avatar: The Last Airbender.

Jason Snell with Dan Moren, Glenn Fleishman, Serenity Caldwell, Scott McNulty and Monty Ashley


150b

High Density

After The Incomparable #150 we talked about Orphan Black, Glenn killing Horace Deidu’s podcast, and why John is pro-Brony.

Jason Snell with Dan Moren, Glenn Fleishman, Serenity Caldwell, Steve Lutz, John Siracusa and Scott McNulty


144b

Steve Summarizes Totoro

Jason, John, Merlin, and Steve before, during, and after The Incomparable #144.

Jason Snell with John Siracusa, Merlin Mann and Steve Lutz


143b

Flaaaaaaaan!

Jason, John, Dan, Scott, and David spend a lot more time talking “Star Trek Into Darkness.”

Jason Snell with John Siracusa, Dan Moren, Scott McNulty and David J. Loehr


141b

After The Incomparable #141

Jason, Scott, Lisa, and guest Guy English after The Incomparable’s “Iron Man 3” episode.

Jason Snell with Scott McNulty, Lisa Schmeiser and Guy English


140b

No More Merlins

Plenty of comics nerdery from The Incomparable’s “House of M” episode.

Jason Snell with Merlin Mann, Andy Ihnatko, Lisa Schmeiser and Moisés Chiullan


139b

The Final Frontier

Jason, Lisa, Ren, and guest David J. Loehr during and after The Incomparable #139. This may suffice as our “Star Trek V” episode.

Jason Snell with David J. Loehr, Lisa Schmeiser and Serenity Caldwell


136b

A Thing That Farted

The Incomparable Gang before, during, and after our discussion of “The Phantom Menace.”

Jason Snell with Dan Moren, Greg Knauss, Serenity Caldwell, Steve Lutz, John Siracusa and Monty Ashley


135b

Scott Explains Himself

Scott explains himself to Jason, Dan, Ren, Tony, and Steve.

Jason Snell with Scott McNulty, Serenity Caldwell, Dan Moren, Tony Sindelar and Steve Lutz


134b

Apocalypse Edition

Jason, Lex, John, and Scott discuss apocalypse plans, plus there’s a long outtake about the Hugo Awards.

Jason Snell with Lex Friedman, John Siracusa and Scott McNulty


133b

The Incomparable Radio Drama

Jason Snell, David J. Loehr, Serenity Caldwell, Glenn Fleishman, Steve Lutz, and Dan Moren discuss The Incomparable’s radioplay special. Plus outtakes and the original read-through of “The Fog.”

Jason Snell with David J. Loehr, Serenity Caldwell, Glenn Fleishman, Steve Lutz and Dan Moren


131b

Anime 101 Extra Credit

Jason, John, Tony, and Lisa before, during, and after The Incomparable 131.

Jason Snell with John Siracusa, Tony Sindelar and Lisa Schmeiser


130b

A Tribble is not a Space Loofah!

After our “Star Trek” episode session, with Jason, Scott, Steve, and Tony.

Jason Snell with Scott McNulty, Steve Lutz and Tony Sindelar


129b

Brought to You By Soda

Jason, Scott, Steve, and Tony prepare to talk “Star Trek.”

Jason Snell with Scott McNulty, Tony Sindelar and Steve Lutz


128b

Everything’s Episodic!

Jason, Dan, and Scott before and after The Incomparable #128.

Jason Snell with Dan Moren and Scott McNulty


126b

AvX

Jason S, Lisa, Jason B, and Moises before and after The Incomparable #126.

Jason Snell with Lisa Schmeiser, Jason Brightman and Moisés Chiullan


125b

Elf Hoverboard Incident

The Fellowship of the Incomparable has a few more things to say after recording more than two hours of stuff about “Lord of the Rings.” They’re punchy.

Jason Snell with Andy Ihnatko, Dan Moren, Glenn Fleishman and John Siracusa


124b

Cruel Summer

Before we started talking about “Lord of the Rings” in The Incomparable #124, we talked about Twitter. Eat it, Lutz!

Jason Snell with Andy Ihnatko, Dan Moren, Glenn Fleishman and John Siracusa


123b

Balls In the Canyon

Jason, Glenn, John, Steve, Dan, and Monty. From the December 11, 2012 recording session of The Incomparable episode 123, about “Wreck-It Ralph” and classic video games.

Jason Snell with Steve Lutz, Monty Ashley, John Siracusa, Glenn Fleishman and Dan Moren


122b

The World is About to End

Jason and the Incomparable crew before, during, and after the recording of episodes #120 and #122 of The Incomparable. Plus, Steve Lutz’s Skeletor origin.

Jason Snell with Scott McNulty, Glenn Fleishman, John Siracusa, Dan Moren, Serenity Caldwell, Steve Lutz and Lisa Schmeiser


118b

I’m Batman

Jason, Dan, Lisa, Glenn, Andy, and Steve before, during, and after The Incomparable #118. We are horrible, horrible people.

Jason Snell with Dan Moren, Lisa Schmeiser, Glenn Fleishman, Andy Ihnatko and Steve Lutz


117b

Frenemeses

Jason, Scott, Dan, and Ren talk before and after The Incomparable episode 117.

Jason Snell with Scott McNulty, Dan Moren and Serenity Caldwell


116b

I Am Fantastic

Jason, Dan, Lex, and Scott talk before and after The Incomparable episode 116, plus some cut-out bits from during the episode.

Jason Snell with Scott McNulty, Dan Moren and Lex Friedman


115b

Good Times, Sanford and Son

Jason, Andy, John, Scott, and Dan talk more TV during the recording of The Incomparable episode 115.

Jason Snell with Andy Ihnatko, Scott McNulty, John Siracusa and Dan Moren


MM

Madman With a Box: “Rose”

From the “A Madman With a Box” podcast, Stephen Prescott welcomes Jason Snell to discuss the episode that brought “Doctor Who” back from the dead. Jason clearly lays out the case for why “Rose” may not have known what it was or what “Doctor Who” was going to be, but it was still exactly what the show needed for its glorious comeback episode.

Jason Snell


114b

Lena Dunham’s “Star Wars”

Jason, John, Ren, Dan, and Ben search their feelings after the Incomparable #114.

Jason Snell with John Siracusa, Serenity Caldwell, Dan Moren and Ben Boychuk


112b

What is After The Incomparable #112, Alex?

Outtakes and after-chatter as Jason talks to reigning Jeopardy Champion Glenn Fleishman, Andy Ihnatko, and Steve Lutz. Guest appearance by James DiMarco.

Jason Snell with Andy Ihnatko, Glenn Fleishman and Steve Lutz


110b

Timing

Jason, John, Scott, Dan, and Glenn after The Incomparable episode 110.

Jason Snell with Glenn Fleishman, Scott McNulty, John Siracusa and Dan Moren


108b

Don’t Stop Believin’

Before, during, and after The Incomparable #108.

Jason Snell with John Siracusa, Jason Tocci, Dan Moren, Tony Sindelar and Steve Lutz


105b

Khan Wednesdays

Dan, Scott, Jason, and Ren wait for Glenn. We talk about Jo Walton, Dragons with Hats, and invent a new Star Trek II-themed restaurant. Then Glenn shows up and we have some outtakes from The Incomparable #105.

Jason Snell with Serenity Caldwell, Dan Moren, Scott McNulty and Glenn Fleishman


104b

You Have Kids, You Should Know Where They Are

Jason, Glenn, John, Lisa, Dan F, Ben, and Steve after The Incomparable episode 104.

Jason Snell with Dan Frakes, John Siracusa, Glenn Fleishman, Lisa Schmeiser, Dan Frakes, Ben Boychuk and Steve Lutz


102b

Extremely Weird and Made Me Think of You

Jason, John, Dan, Ren, and Andy talk about Skype problems, try to record a podcast (and eventually succeed), do Scottish accents, recommend Anime, and much more.

Jason Snell with Andy Ihnatko, Serenity Caldwell and Dan Moren


101b

Bang S

Jason, Ren, Glenn, and Scott after The Incomparable 101.

Jason Snell with Serenity Caldwell, Glenn Fleishman and Scott McNulty


100b

Wiped Clean Like Gym Equipment

After The Incomparable #100.

Jason Snell with Glenn Fleishman, John Siracusa, Scott McNulty, Serenity Caldwell and Dan Moren


99b

Fifty Shades of Glenn

After The Incomparable #99.

Jason Snell with Dan Moren, Glenn Fleishman, Lex Friedman, Scott McNulty and Serenity Caldwell


96b

Barney Miller in Space

Jason, Scott, Glenn, and Monty after The Incomparable episode 96.

Jason Snell with Scott McNulty, Glenn Fleishman and Monty Ashley


95b

Jason Recommends “Girls” to John

Jason, John, Dan, Ren and Monty in some outtakes removed from the live recording of The Incomparable episode 95.

Jason Snell


94b

BBC

Jason, Scott, Andy, Dan, and Ren talk about the Queen.

Jason Snell with Scott McNulty, Andy Ihnatko, Dan Moren and Serenity Caldwell


93b

I Am So Lonely

Jason and Scott talk after The Incomparable 93.

Jason Snell with Scott McNulty


92b

B-Minus

Jason, John, Andy, Dan, and Ben talk even more about “The Avengers.”

Jason Snell with Andy Ihnatko, Dan Moren, John Siracusa and Ben Boychuk


90b

Hello, Chat Room

Jason, John, Dan and Greg try broadcasting live on 5by5 for the first time with The Incomparable episode 90. Plus: Why The Incomparable smells like cheese.

Jason Snell with Greg Knauss, Dan Moren and John Siracusa


86b

Dragon Loving is a Personal Question

Jason and guests after The Incomparable #86.

Jason Snell with Dan Moren, Serenity Caldwell, Scott McNulty and Glenn Fleishman


85b

Alternate Universe Edition

A version of The Incomparable #85 that fell through a wormhole from a parallel universe. Host Lex Friedman joins four guests and asks them a series of tough questions.

Lex Friedman with Ben Boychuk, Dan Frakes, Serenity Caldwell and Tony Sindelar


82b

Yonkahs!

Jason, John, Lisa, and Scott after The Incomparable #82.

Jason Snell with Scott McNulty, John Siracusa and Lisa Schmeiser


79b

After the Movie Draft

After the mammoth Incomparable Movie Draft recording session that created The Incomparable episodes 79 and 80.

Jason Snell with Dan Moren, Serenity Caldwell, Steve Lutz, Glenn Fleishman, John Siracusa and Scott McNulty


77b

Stephen King

Lots and lots and lots about Stephen King, after The Incomparable 77.

Jason Snell with Lisa Schmeiser, Serenity Caldwell, John Siracusa and Dan Moren


74b

Free to Be You and Me

Jason Snell, John Siracusa, and Lex Friedman after The Incomparable #74. “Free to Be You and Me,” and an idea for Lex’s new podcast.

Jason Snell with John Siracusa and Lex Friedman


70b

They May Be Giants

Glenn, Jason, Lex, and Scott after The Incomparable 70.

Glenn Fleishman with Lex Friedman, Scott McNulty and Jason Snell


67b

The Podcast Strikes Back

Jason, Dan, Ren, and John after The Incomparable #67-68. Three hours of talking about “The Empire Strikes Back” and we still couldn’t say goodbye.

Jason Snell with John Siracusa, Dan Moren and Serenity Caldwell


55b

Stuff Cancelled from the Cancelled Shows Draft

Episode 55 ran long, so we cut 20 minutes—including all of us listing the shows we didn’t pick. This stuff isn’t in the podcast feed, but it’s available here.

Jason Snell with Dan Moren, Glenn Fleishman, Scott McNulty and Serenity Caldwell