170

Fresh Prince of the Galaxy

It’s marbles all the way down.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


169

Shall We Talk About Magnets

If anything, the fall would have been fatal.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


168

Super Hashtag Movie Magic

Peak Deakins. Shutup Jared Leto.

‘Blade Runner 2049’

The catwalk shot from Blade Runner 2049 but with the Defocused logo for funsies.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


167

Make Lead and Chew Bubble Gum

This movie is a Nothing Burger.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


166

Seven Jumps in Our Own Head Canon

Heavy on atmosphere.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


165

Onions in Your Undies

Grumpy about technology.

No movie for this episode.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


164

A Hierarchy of Smiths

It’s a let down.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


163

I Am the “How Is Babby Formed” of Car Maintenance

Stick my head up The Matrix’s butt.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


162

Disk Not Properly Ejected

A robot shrimp in your belly button.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


161

Let Go and Let To-Do

The weirdest, worst episode we’ve ever done.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


160

My Ohio Inquiry

You gotta remember your lifetime card.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


159

I am No One’s Father, Papa, or Daddy

You wanted the Defocused experience.

Special Guest Mikah Sargent!

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm with Mikah Sargent


158

Every Day is a Winding Refn

There’s squish and there’s also crunch.

The return of Special Guest Merlin Mann!

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm with Merlin Mann


157

Partial Media Brownout

Love can be ok.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


156

The Cutting Edge of Loneliness

What if Samantha was a hotdog?

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


155

But I Must Complain

Electronic Vaporware Nonsense Horse-Poopy.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


154

All My Favorite Techno Beats

Everything that happens during the tournament is part of the tournament.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


153

The Potty Pundit

Get Gareth-Edwardsed rather than Lord-and-Millered

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


152

The Driest Leather Fish

A very claritive movie.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


151

What’s New With Their Trash Can

A creamy anomaly.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


150

Any Victory in a Storm

This is only good if you’ve seen it before you had any taste

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


149

Rainbow Cardigan Envy

Your Chevys May Chase

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


148

Leave the Criticism, Take the Cannoli

A “Buy One, Get Four Free” Refreshe Situation

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


147

Expert Flop Flipper Dan Sturm

Sad, depressing meat pucks.

No movie this week.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


146

Coke, Feet, and Blood Squibs

On this historic episode, we’re joined, for the first time, by two special guests: Merlin Mann and Todd Vaziri!

The bar is in the globe.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm with Merlin Mann and Todd Vaziri


145

The Holy Grail EULA

The seagulls in Spain are mostly on the plane.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


144

Rube Goldberg Fight in a Goofy Room

Joe sold his record player for a gold comb and Dan sold his hair for a record.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


143

And Now You’re Surprised!

The story you can get literally anywhere else.

We’re joined by special guest Seth Worley to discuss Raiders of the Lost Ark!

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm with Seth Worley


142

The Law Firm of Keaton, Turner, and Hooch

Can you put gelato on a stick?

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


141

Always the Toddsmaid, Never the Todd

The death of civilization can be tied to the jog wheel.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


140

Abe Sapien: The Sausage King of The Ocean

The Devil needs to see my abs.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


139

Dead People and Unanswered Questions

I’m not scared of anything, fight me!

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


138

Be Your Own Emma Stone

Dan’s 3-point meatball sub plan.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


137

A Little Extra Dough

Would that it were so simple to fluster Joe.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


136

The Department of Tasty Pies

Partial sog.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


135

One is the Loneliest Schwartz

What kind of crust do you think Pizza the Hutt was?

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


134

Resting Dredd Face

It’s Die Hard in a building.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


133

Rob Schneider is a Corn Muffin

Don’t Put Your Excitement Knob on Your Forehead

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


132

Brothers in Mullet

Jean-Claude Van Damme does basically the same fighting stuff.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


131

A Real Mike Daisey of a Story

For every cat you see, there are a thousand you don’t.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


130

Twitter’s Our Game Show

The Defocused Shirt

The Defocused Podcast

We Need a Moist Raisin!

This episode begins with a very special announcement from your hosts.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


129

Defocused: 2016 Year in Review

Defocused Awards Gif

Starring: Dan Sturm

Edited, Produced, and Directed by: Joe Rosensteel

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


128

The Weather Outside is Frightful, but the Luggage is So Delightful

I don’t want to spoil it for you, but there’s a bad guy.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


127

Shop Local Moisture

The address is 1234 Jedha St, Jedha City, Jedha Planet.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


126

Kevin McAllister’s Tape-Based Interfaces

What is the deal with this family?

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


125

Worth His Weight in Goldthwait

Is this your first day, potato?

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


124

I’ve Always Appreciated The American Van

Can I have sour cream on my burrito?

With returning Special Guest Anže Tomić!

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm with Anže Tomić


123

Check Me Out on Instagram at @DansSucculents

As the Barefoot Contessa would say.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


122

The Einsteinium Research Podcast

Hello, I am an Important Person. Come To My Small Office Now.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


121

Arizona by the Sea

A lot of follow-up and a little bit of movie.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


120

The Transitive Property of Dan

Imagine having chocolate milk and then you’re drunk.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


119

The World is Your Dog Head

Here, put your arms inside of this hydraulic maw.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


118

A Chex Mix of Bad

Wake me up when we get to the meat-packing scene.

‘Predator 2’ (1990)

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


117

There’s no “R” in Choppa

The Predator is a Space Snowbird.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


116

The Latin Root of Gross

Never trust a company man in a wool blazer with a popped collar.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


115

This Hat Can Be My Wingman

My helmet could have a big picture of a waffle on it.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


114

Almost Exclusively Glazed

iPhones, donuts, and cereal.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


113

E Pluribus Aquam

Dennis Leary lives underground and eats rat burgers.

Demolition Man (1993)

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


112

Cathedral Software is a Fish

It’s always beige in Malibu.

‘The Net’ (1995)

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


111

It’s Beach Season For Your Jaw

Don’t go to Venice.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


110

Secondhand Haze

There was already a Dent in the car.

‘Beverly Hills Cop II’ (1987)

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


109

How Many Breakfast Clubs are you a Member of?

Chicken Salad Chicken Salad, Salad that is Chicken.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


108

Blursday

When was the last time you backfocused your podcast?

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


107

Everything is a Mantel and a Gun

Got a nail in your warp nacelles?

‘Star Trek Beyond’ (2016)

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


106

Jiminy Tiberius Christmas

Ohana means #family.

Dan and Joe are less than enthusiastic about Star Trek Into Darkness.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


105

The Definitive Guide to Winging it

The new Vulcan colony is in Flavor Town.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


104

He Only Has Eisenbergs for Sean Parker

Just give me two Armie Hammers, that’s all I want.

We talk about Dan’s favorite film The Social Network (2010).

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


103

Cerulean MacBook

Remember when people read Harry Potter?

Dan and Joe discuss ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ on it’s 10th anniversary.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


102

The Emotional Percentage Bar

You don’t want to update your devices right before your keynote speech.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


101

Take a Look, it’s in a Bush, Dole Whip Rainbow

MacStories Ran an Article.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


100

It’s About Friendship … and Cuban Bread

We discuss all previous episodes of this podcast. Tune in for some nonsense.

Archive | Defocused

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


99

The Allen Wrench of Osiris

Follow your turn-by-turn directions to Egypt. Or don’t because this movie is terrible.

‘The Mummy Returns’ (2001)

The Mummy Returns (2001) - IMDb

Terragen

Shading Rate

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


98

Look I So Lolcats To Young Eyes?

Where is the Vice Pharaoh during all this?

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


97

A Trunk Full of Captain America Juice

It was all just a big misunderstanding.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


96

#WhereUWarcraft

Does it get Food Network and Afternoon Divorce Court?

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


95

It’s not Big-Game Shaped

You don’t want to know how the sausage is made.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


94

Make Sandford Great Again

You can’t just lure monkeys into ice cream.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


93

The Wingmander

Watch as a movie steers into the skid of insufferability.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


92

Steak and Eggs and Exposition

🎶 I’ve got a lighter on a string, sitting on a rainbow. 🎶

Looper (2012) - IMDb

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


91

Ballpoint Bananas

We force fed this to our eyeballs.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


90

You Can’t Look a Gift Pig in the Hat

It takes two to consensus.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


89

Why Did the Bread Come in the Mail?

It wasn’t really a Cuban sandwich, but it was good.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


88

Old People Problems

We’re joined by special guest Todd Vaziri to discuss Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982). Todd is a compositing lead and supervisor at ILM and has worked on the Star Wars and Star Trek film franchises.

Todd Vaziri

Making of The Genesis Effect Narrated by Alvy Ray Smith | YouTube

Really Weird Shot Reverse-Shot From the Pan and Scan Version | YouTube

Netflix Lacks Vulcan Subtitles | Twitter

Defocused #38: How Do You Feel?

Random Trek #78: “Dear Doctor” (ENT) with Dan Sturm

The Incomparable #107: A Little Obsessed With Kirk

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm with Todd Vaziri


87

Hollywood Tortoise

Adam's Tortoise Photo

We’re joined by special guest Adam Lisagor to discuss Torque (2004).

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm with Adam Lisagor


86

Bad Movie Soup

This movie is the intersection of gorillas and eye-shaped drawings.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


85

In Patty Cake Delicto

Nice to meet you, here’s some ink for your shirt.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


84

The Middle of Norwhere

Red flags everywhere.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


83

Chem-trails and Baja Fresh

We didn’t watch a movie.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


82

Fear Factor Frontier

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


81

Red Dirt and Expectations

Two very dirty movies.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


80

Peak Pleather

How do you put your worm in your pleather pants?

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


79

Notary Monkey

What falls faster? A feather or a Jeep?

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


78

Defocused: 2015 Year in Review

Defocused Awards Gif

Our 2015 Guests

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

Starring: Dan Sturm

Edited Produced and Directed by: Joe Rosensteel

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


77

I’m Happy That You Like His Hand

It’s totally tubular.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


76

Defocus Your Torso

We have a shirt! You can buy it!

Also, send us your favorite Defocused moments of 2015 at defocusedshow@gmail.com.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


75

Quid Pro Quo, Anakin

Who’s a good Jedi? Yes you are!

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


74

Eight-Year-Olds Writing Romance for Fourteen-Year-Olds

Remember that time we found a clone army in the couch cushions?

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


73

Quantify His “Forciness”

It didn’t have to be this way, George.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


72

Then We All Shout and Throw Things at Our TV

The droids you own end up owning you.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


71

That’s the Mallrats Line

As it turns out, we don’t agree on everything. Who knew?

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


70

C-3PO’s Funeral Parlor

The thing is, you get more parsecs per mile on the highway.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


69

This Cat DGAF

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


68

Souls for Her Feet

Vigo may not be a great movie villain, but we still like his olive oil and crushed tomatoes.

Ghostbusters II (1989).

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


67

I’m Totally a Good Guy, I’m Just Oily and Dirty

All you need is some chewing gum and twine and you’ve got a doorway to another dimension.

Masters of the Universe (1987).

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


66

Peter Meme, Peter Truck

Home is where the furnace is.

The ‛Burbs (1989).

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


65

The Bald Cop Doesn’t Have a Hot Dog in His Bun

There should have been only one.

Special guest Glenn Fleishman joins us to discuss Highlander (1986).

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm with Glenn Fleishman


64

Do You Know How My Hand is Shaped?

Now that Joe’s back from Europe we can spend some serious time complaining about Apple’s recent announcements.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


63

Living the 1935 Dream

Dan convinced Joe to watch Johnny Dangerously (1984) once. Once ☝️.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


62

Gif. Gif. Gif. Peanut Butter. Escher.

Labyrinth (1986).

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


61

The Mullet of River Housing

Need help getting those spices off the top shelf?

Road House (1989).

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


60

Slime Talk with Dan and Joe

It’s an ugly podcast! A BUG podcast!

Starship Troopers (1997).

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


59

How’s Your Siggraph

Live! In Person! For the first (and probably last) time ever!

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


58

It Was the 80s of the Time

For the love of god, no pun intended!

Top Secret! (1984)

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


57

BYOP: Bring Your Own Poison

When you saw only one set of footprints, that’s when Fezzik was carrying the horse.

The Princess Bride (1987).

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm with Aleen Simms


56

British in the Year 3000

Jupiter Ascending (2015) – We have some issues.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


55

A Soft, Flaccid Waffle

This week, we’re joined by special guest Anže Tomić to talk about one of his favorite films, Stripes (1981).

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm with Anže Tomić


54

Majored in Wall, Minored in Alcove

Dan is not an Explosionologist. Joe is not a Doorologist.

Independence Day (1996).

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


53

The Amber that Broke the Dilophosaurus’ Back

This week we did something we swore we’d never do. We watched Jurassic World (2015).

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


52

A Podcast Loaf

In this, our one year anniversary episode, we reminisce about the show and answer some listener questions.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


51

The John Wayne Walk

Dan evades a political scandal by traveling to visit Joe in South Beach. Then they watch 1996’s The Birdcage.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


50

The Titular Django

At long last, Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained (2012).

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


49

I Have Complaints About Hair

Dan and Joe hack the 80s parody, Kung Fury.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


48

A Very Classy Soup

HDR Hamburger Magic Eye Posters and The Rocketeer (1991).

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


47

Mints in a Public Bathroom

Dan and Joe talk about Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986) and their new CBS crime procedural.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


46

The Robot Hand that Rocks the Cradle

Dan and Joe ask important questions about Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015). Like, ‘Why?’ and ‘What?’

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


45

Asgardian Go-Bag

Dan and Joe talk about an obscure classic: Marvel’s The Avengers (2012).

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


44

They Need More Wow Factor

A movie trailer extravaganza! Star Wars! Batman v Superman! Jurassic World! Tomorrowland! Terminator: Genisys! Happiness! Skepticism! Anger! Disappointment!

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


43

Bad Guys or Baristas

The guys do some NAB Followup before getting back to the gold coin business for John Wick (2014). Didn’t you know John Wick was John Wick?

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


42

He’s Not Familiar With Ice

Dan and Joe went to Mars to talk about 1990’s Total Recall. Or did they?

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


41

Blossoming Death Onion

A brief discussion of Otter Pops and motorcycles before activating the StarDrive™ on The Last Starfighter (1984).

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


40

Stagnant Beyond Stagnant

Dan and Joe talk about how Apple will be your new cable provider.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


39

The Transitive Property of OCP

Join Dan and Joe in a completely unsubtle critique of conspicuous consumption, and executive bathrooms.

RoboCop (1987).

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


38

How Do You Feel?

Pugs, Pizza Toppings, and our tribute to Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986).

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


37

I Can Have My Feelings

To maintain the “magic” of the podcast, we won’t tell you just how much work went into making this episode (at least until after awards season), but we will tell you that Birdman (2014) is one of the most polarizing movies we’ve reviewed.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


36

You’re a Soldier, ‘arry!

Dan and Joe — (shot). Dan and Joe talk about — (shot). Dan and Joe talk about Edge of Tomorrow (2014). (grenade)

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


35

Cheese-Slingers

A Superhero Spectacular, featuring Spider-Man and Big Hero 6 (2014)!

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


34

The Icing on the Sandwich

There’s a lot of love in the middle of this feel-good sandwich. Even if it is served on the wrong kind of bread.

Chef (2014).

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


33

That Was a Pretty Good Day

Dan discusses his Groundhog Day (1993) menu, and Joe does the Pennsylvania Polka.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


32

Eddie Van Halen Paradox

Joe Steel Preston Esquire and Dan Theodore Logan go on a most excellent adventure.

Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure (1989).

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


31

I Like a Good Montage

This week we discuss the 80s cult classic Real Genius (1985) with Chris Knight super-fan Jason Snell.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm with Jason Snell


30

All the Plans Were Dumb Plans

Live from nowhere near CES 2015, we discuss the mess that is the UHD TV standard before going completely off the rails discussing the larger mess that is Snowpiercer (2013).

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


29

Defocused: 2014 Year in Review

Presented in Stereo Sound.

Our 2014 Guests:

  • Myke Hurley
  • Casey Liss
  • Stephen Hackett
  • Matt Alexander
  • Jason Snell

Special Thanks to Listeners:

  • David Fuchs
  • Kyle Seth Gray
  • Carl T. Holscher
  • Brian Hamilton
  • Isaac McAuley
  • Jason Zigler
  • A Boy Named Boom

Edited and Produced by: Dan Sturm
Written By: Joe Rosensteel

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


28

I Know Where Pomona Is

Welcome to the party, pal. Die Hard (1988).

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


27

A Growler of Maple Syrup

It’s Dan and Joe (We know them! We know them!) here to talk about the 2003 classic Christmas film, directed by John Favreau, Elf.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


26

A Shill for Big Dairy

A little follow up. A little more about the Sony hack. And a whole lot of Home Alone (1990).

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


25

A Controlled Leak

Dan and Joe decided to do a brief overview of teaser trailers, and the way in which they shape expectations for film. The recent release of the Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Jurassic World teaser trailers inspired this discussion. They also discuss how viewing teasers has changed over time to turn from an occasional snippet of film, in to QuickTime downloads, and instantaneously available streams.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


24

The 70mm Ledge

Spoilers abound as we discuss all things Interstellar (2014).

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


23

Your Dreams Have Been Paved Over

In this “All Follow-Up” episode we talk about Christopher Nolan, SGI Workstations, and how Bonanza got their L.A. Relay Race™ all wrong.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


22

Remember When We Were Punk Rock?

This week, special guest Jason Snell joins the snobs in the record store to talk about High Fidelity (2000).

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm with Jason Snell


21

Cats Per Mango

We set out, with the best of intentions, to discuss the news and the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer. And then it all went to hell.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


20

That’s Not a S’more

Dan explains ectoplasmic bayer filtering and anamorphic apparitions. Joe saves the day with a straw and a lid.

Ghostbusters (1984).

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


19

Work Your Tablescapes

Much like The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), this episode is truly Defocused and, yet, a ton of fun.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


18

Tim Curried Bacon

This week, the guys are tired and, we’re not going to lie, things get a little weird. But, that doesn’t change the fact that this week’s movie, Clue (1985) is just wonderful fun.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


17

The Clipping Plane from Heaven

Dan ate our social engagement platform, Joe braces for work, and we watch Peter Jackson’s 1996 cult classic, The Frighteners.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


16

Step 1: Atomic Bomb

Former volcano owner and current World’s Greatest CEO Matt Alexander joins us to talk about tearaway trousers, reclaimed wood, what to do when planes fly overhead, what ingredients may or may not be in KFC’s “chicken”, and, of course, Goldfinger (1964).

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm with Matt Alexander


15

Chekhov’s Law of Omega Thirteens

Joe and Dan talk about college mascots and libraries. Joe nerds-out over Galaxy Quest (1999), while Dan politely nods.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


14

The Penultimate Pen

Joe hates love. Dan hates chicken salad. An omelet with nothing in it isn’t technically an omelet, and carrots and celery are just a base of a soup.

This week, we watch Grosse Pointe Blank (1997).

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


13

Racing Bulldozers

Special guest Stephen Hackett joins us for some brief beverage banter before breaking down Pirates of Silicon Valley.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm with Stephen Hackett


12

Server Farm to Table

Like the memories of our childhood, Hackers (1995) is an embarrassing cultural retrospective full of that’s-not-a-things and awful clothing, but it’s still fun to watch in an only-partly-ironic way. Set your modems to receive a file. Defocusers of the world, unite!

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


11

I Do This For A Living

This week we’re joined by special guest, Casey Liss, to discuss 90s music (bad), and Michael Mann’s Collateral (good).

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm with Casey Liss


10

A Filmmaking Kitchen Sink

Dan is wearing pants. Joe promises he’s not peeing. We watch Tony Zhou’s A Brief Look at Texting and the Internet in Film before taking on the early 1990s two ways with Empire Records and Detention (2011).

Bug: Joe would like to apologize for recording the wrong audio input this week and he promises to never do it again.

Feature: You can tell Joe and Dan apart.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


9

Chocolate Syrup on Everyone’s Forehead

Live from Vancouver, Joe eats the turducken of insects, then buys a new kettle. Dan has no heart, but he can fix his car. All that and The Fifth Element.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


8

A Turducken of Dead Media

In a decidedly VFX heavy episode, we catch up on some industry news before spending almost as long talking about Guardians of the Galaxy as we did watching it in the theater. The Spoiler Horn sounds at 26:45.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


7

A Constant Sense of Achievement

This week, we’re joined by special guest Myke Hurley to discuss Dan’s “desert accent”, Myke’s concern about Joe’s sleep, and why we all love Scott Pilgrim vs. The World.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm with Myke Hurley


6

Pivot!

The Episode 6 platform is built on social media, pivots to Mike Judge’s Silicon Valley, then pivots to coffee, before sunsetting with gym burritos.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


5

Shame Burrito

Dan buys a burrito and feels guilty about it. Joe drinks dirt juice. It doesn’t matter if your TV is 4K because the movie probably isn’t. We don’t know what to make of Pixar’s involvement in the “no raid” scandal, but we’re really glad Super Troopers exists. And, it’s a good thing you didn’t order hashbrowns. I mean, if they had been chugging the catsup.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


4

Human Progress Bar

Dan hurt himself. Joe enjoys both ketchup and mustard on his hotdogs. Neither of them really liked World War Z, but only one of them didn’t like Shaun of the Dead.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


3

Toto’s Hey Now, You’re an All Star

Dan’s tired from his trip to San Francisco, Joe got some taquitos, called Kaitan Koribann, and Tow-Mater, Tater, and they both (mostly) watched Dune and Can’t Hardly Wait.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


2

Tweets in the Node Graph

Magic Notes, Magic Nodes, Magic Mike.

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm


1

The First One

Techno, Trailers, and Tarantino. (72min)

Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm