Magnum, podcast

Hosted by Jason Snell, Philip Michaels, and David J. Loehr

Locked inside their homes with nowhere else to turn, three men embark on a journey to watch selected episodes of one of the greatest TV shows of the 1980s, “Magnum, p.i.” There are a lot of segments.

Latest Episode: September 21, 2023

73 “Billy Joe Bob” (S2E1)

Listener Blair is back with a new selection to torment Phil, David, and Jason! But will they be tormented, or have they just stumbled on the Platonic ideal of a “Magnum, p.i.” episode? Also, Phil surprises Jason with a new segment!

Previous Episodes

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    September 14, 2023
    72 “All Thieves on Deck” (S6E15)

    Sit right back and you’ll hear a tale, a tale of a purloined idol and many, many, many suspects who want to steal it! And it’s all on a cruise ship! In Kauai! Magnum is no Poirot, for better or for worse.

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    September 7, 2023
    71 “Paniolo” (S6E8)

    Ride ‘em, Hawaiian cowboys! Magnum goes to the Big Island to foil a cattle-rustling ring, but things quickly get out of hand.

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    August 31, 2023
    70 “Mixed Doubles” (S3E10)

    You might love this episode, or it might leave you causing a racket when you say, “What the deuce?” Is it a net win or a net loss? Anyway, when you’re trying to run someone over, drive Volvo.

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    August 22, 2023
    69 Season 4 teaser and Maui relief

    We’ll be back for season 4 shortly! In this episode we reveal the first episode we’ll cover this season and also encourage you to donate to Maui relief.

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    December 22, 2022
    68 “L.A.” (S7E1-2)

    We wrap up our season with a festive holiday special about a two-part episode that features multiple surprise murders, a very surprising marriage proposal, and an extremely extended search for Alfonso Ribeiro. Also, David has an exciting holiday-themed quiz, and grinds the show to a halt with some horrible A.I. art. See you next summer!

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    December 15, 2022
    67 “Ms. Jones” (S5E19)

    A clerk from the hall of records needs Magnum’s help to unravel a really stupid and convoluted plot involving her husband (hey, it’s that guy!) and artificial intelligence computer code that is so advanced it should probably never be used by anyone. But the real attraction is the episode’s visit to the U.S. Male adult entertainment show, which is perplexing in every possible way.

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    December 8, 2022
    66 “Black on White” (S3E6)

    Ello, guvna! Ian McShane guest stars as a very, very sweaty racist ex-soldier who is convinced he’s about to be killed by the ghosts of the Mau Mau uprising. It’s an opportunity for thoughtful explorations of the legacy of empire and the damage it did to people on both sides, but this is “Magnum, p.i.” so instead it’s an abortive attempt to recreate “The Odd Couple” with Thomas and Higgins! Also: A series of poor accents, an amazing Pac-Man game, Rick takes one right to the head, and there’s a twist ending that’s anything but.

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    December 1, 2022
    65 “Ghost Writer” (S2E12)

    What’s more dangerous than a box full of DANGER? Two boxes! In a helicopter! This episode features Elisha Cook Jr. as someone other than Ice Pick, a lot of comedy bits, a classic take to the camera, and a plot free of any sense. Corporate espionage, pshaw! Give me some Howard Hughes jokes instead!

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    November 17, 2022
    64 “The Legacy of Garwood Huddle” (S5E4)

    Cliff Clavin is married to Doogie’s mom? Generic products that are legally distinct from Amway? A roast beef and Gefilte fish sandwich? This episode’s got a lot going for it, and a lot that makes no sense. But at its center is guest star Pat Hingle, and that means that most of our new segments this week are game shows. For some reason.

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    November 10, 2022
    63 “All Roads Lead to Floyd” (S1E13)

    Noah Beery guest stars as, well, Floyd. All roads lead to him. He’ll cut Magnum off on the road leading to him, which leads to a costly Ferrari bumper repair because someone didn’t carry any auto insurance. His daughter Cindy is on the road to finding him after he abandoned her in order to go into not-secret witness protection. A couple of chicken-loving henchmen are also on the road to Floyd in order to safeguard the theft of… airline tickets? As for Floyd, he’s going to abandon his laughably small car in the middle of the road and run away. Oh, also apparently the Klan are involved? What?

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