Magnum, podcast

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.

All Episodes

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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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    November 3, 2022
    62 “…By Its Cover” (S3E21)

    This is an episode with nothing to apologize for. Stuart Margolin cranks up some cool tunes, TC wears suspenders with no shirt, a parole officer just wants to get out of her strange office, and Magnum is mistaken for a bunco guy. Also there’s marijuana trafficking involved, which leads us to an unexpected segment.

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    October 27, 2022
    61 “Luther Gillis File #OOI” (E5E10)

    Luther Gillis is back, but this time he’s paired with the Butler—that’s Higgins—to sniff out an extortion plot. Meanwhile, the Big Guy (that’s Magnum) is wearing a suit and staring into a computer screen. The world is topsy-turvy!

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    October 20, 2022
    60 “Old Acquaintance” (S6E3)

    A dictator of a made-up country is going to be assassinated by a marine park dolphin who was kidnapped by a high-school friend of Magnum’s! Oh, no, this episode is not ridiculous at all. How have we done sixty episodes of this podcast?

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    October 13, 2022
    59 “The Love-For-Sale Boat” (S5E17)

    This episode sounded a lot better on Magnum Dash Mania Dot Com, the official bible of “Magnum, podcast.”

    But it turned out to be… a lemon.

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    October 6, 2022
    58 “Adelaide” (S1E14)

    Why is guarding a valuable thoroughbred horse the subject of scorn? The answer is that this is Early Magnum, and so Magnum’s friends are kind of jerks. Also there’s a lady from Iowa whose relationship with Magnum is perplexing on multiple fronts. Then there’s the “Frankenstein Island” connection. It’s a weird episode. But we have many new segments, one invented by a listener!

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    September 29, 2022
    57 “The Kona Winds” (S6E4)

    The winds! They stir the blood! And so begins a classic tale of Wind Noir, as a mysterious woman enters Magnum’s life and entwines him in a web of deception… and murder?! Tune your transistors to Radio Exposition and batten down the hatches—it’s going to be a windy ride.

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    September 22, 2022
    56 “Tropical Madness” (S2E7)

    Higgins is in love. Magnum is convinced the lady is up to no good, but Higgins is convinced Magnum is just jealous. Also, there are a couple of yo-yos. But when are we going to get to the tropical madness?!

    Thanks to Listener Allyson for winning the Listener Blair award for episode recommendations.

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    September 15, 2022
    55 “Squeeze Play” (S4E7)

    Sleazy magazine publisher Buzz Benoit has made a bet with Robin Masters! If Robin’s softball team, led by Thomas Magnum, doesn’t win a game against Benoit’s ringers, the estate is gone and Magnum and Higgins will have to start a sitcom about living together in a Real Nice Condo provided by Rick. (Doesn’t sound so bad.) Isn’t this supposed to be a show about crimes? No, friend, it’s a show about softball shenanigans! And… uh, actually, a whole lot of sexism. Let’s focus on the positives: More segments!

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    September 8, 2022
    54 “Death and Taxes” (S7E6)

    Rub a dub dub, three men on a podcast. And who do you think they be mad at? It’s probably Listener Blair, who asks us if this episode resembles the plot of recent film “The Batman”? It certainly resembles an episode of “Miami Vice,” right down to the Genesis montage. Riddle me this, Magnum!

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    September 1, 2022
    53 “Summer School” (S6E13)

    We return from our own summer school to discuss an episode featuring young Tate Donovan as young RJ “Robin Junior” Masters, who drives a green Ferrari and pretends to be Magnum. But this might be one case the kid is not ready for…

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    August 22, 2022
    52 “Missing Melody” (S7E11)

    The turkeys from your favorite Magnum-related podcast are back for a new Summer of Magnum, but we have to start on a sad note. Roger E. Mosley, the secret weapon of the “Magnum” ensemble, died earlier this month. In his honor, we watch his favorite episode of “Magnum,” one he co-wrote and features heavily in.

    Also, and we can’t restate this enough: Never, ever go in a bathroom at the Honolulu airport.

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    December 20, 2021
    51 The Magnum, podcast Holiday Special Featuring Lance White, P.I.

    Mele Kalikimaka! It’s our holiday special, in which we watch two episodes of “The Rockford Files” that allow us to discuss the creation and formation of “Magnum, p.i.” The episodes in question are “White on White and Nearly Perfect” (S5E4) and “Nice Guys Finish Dead” (S6e7) featuring Tom Selleck as the luckiest private eye in L.A., Lance White. Consider this a big Christmas stocking stuffed full of new segments. The segments are your presents.

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    September 9, 2021
    50 “Tigers Fan” (S8E4)

    We wrap up another season of “Magnum, podcast” with another episode about death. It’s Tanaka’s final episode, and what an unsatisfying conclusion it is. But there’s a Jan Hammer-style musical montage, and machine guns, and other things that remind us of “Miami Vice” and not “Magnum, p.i.” Fortunately, there’s also T.C. and Thomas debating the merits of baseball. We could watch that all day. You’ll miss us here at Magnum, podcast, the incoherence, the bizarre segments, the arguments… see you for our holiday special later this year!

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    September 2, 2021
    49 “Foiled Again” (S3E8)

    En garde! Dana Wynter returns, but this time she’s a former Higgins crush. Unfortunately, Higgins “accidentally” electrocutes her jerk husband with a fencing foil and is accused of his murder. But maybe the wife did it! Or her son, TV’s Spider-Man, Nicholas Hammond! Or maybe it’s the other guest star who we haven’t accounted for yet! We discuss Magnum’s limp and hand injury, find a lost bikini top, complain about awful looping, have a disagreement about the Atlanta Falcons, and Jason finally reads that listener letter. Also: A big announcement about the future of Magnum, Podcast! (Don’t worry.)

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    August 26, 2021
    48 “Double Jeopardy” (S2E19)

    THIS! IS! DOUBLE JEOPARDY! In the first of two episodes featuring Dana Wynter as a guest star, we (once again) discuss how time works, Magnum turns into The Fall Guy, TC has a realization about how boring sets are, Tanaka embodies the spirit of Hawaiian Columbo, and David and Phil pre-empt Jason’s letters segment with segments of their own. Maybe we’ll hear that letter next week. This podcast has bad lighting and an incomprehensible script, but at least it features the Hawaiian coastline!

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    August 19, 2021
    47 “Who Is Don Luis Higgins and Why Is He Doing These Terrible Things to Me?” (S6E19)

    More identical Higgins half-brothers! A plot to assassinate a world leader! Dance with me, Agatha!

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    August 12, 2021
    46 “Blood and Honor” (S6E10)

    Whoa, Nellie! We’re here for a real barn-burner of a match-up, as the King Kamehameha Club team, down a man, attempts to win the somewhat famous Honolulu Bed Race. But who’s that on the sidelines? It’s Thomas Magnum, dressed in his Naval finery, as if he’s auditioning for a role on “JAG.” JAG. Magnum. JAGnum?

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    August 5, 2021
    45 “Murder 101” (S5E8)

    Magnum doesn’t see a g-g-g-g-g-host! But otherwise this is an episode of Scooby-Doo with special guest star Thomas Magnum. Not that we’re complaining! Magnum and his class of Private Investigation 101 students solve a case! Magnum gets punched in a bathroom! And in a shocking display of a lack of professionalism, Jason abdicates his role as summarizer and the entire episode is recapped by one of our listeners when they were 12. Except for the part where MOM CAME IN. Also we say mean things about “Dead Poet’s Society.” Carpe Magnum!

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    July 29, 2021
    44 “Computer Date” (S2E13)

    Jason’s returned from Hawaii, and he managed not to be murdered in an airport bathroom, so let’s do this! This episode features computers but not dates, another appearance by the wife of a series actor, another laser-industry related crime, a notable hotel appearance, Rick being a jerk, T.C. at his worst, and the proper use of Mac. Also, Magnum wears jeans with a jacket and tie. All this, but STILL no computer date! Oh well, at least we’ve got letters from listeners.

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    July 22, 2021
    43 “The Jororo Kill” (S2E13)

    This episode features Magnum’s second most memeable moment, in which Magnum realizes that nuns don’t work on Sundays, and shoots a nun dead. It’s more complicated than that, as the show unfortunately handles gender identity issues. Tyne Daly appears as a grizzled journalist, who commits many acts of journalist malpractice! Also, this entire episode was recycled into an episode of “Tales of the Gold Monkey,” so it’s time for another installment of “Tales from Tales of the Gold Monkey.”

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    July 15, 2021
    42 “I Never Wanted to Go to France, Anyway” (S6E12)

    This is the one where Magnum and company all go work at a carnival to solve a murder! It doesn’t make a lick of sense, but you’ll hear one of the most inaccurate American accents of all time from Kiwi guest star Clive Revill! Also there’s a spooky clown and a guy with a hockey mask. Gee, I hope the guy with the hockey mask didn’t do it. Also: A long discussion of Elvis movies and another lengthy digression about local TV stations.

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    July 8, 2021
    41 “Ki’i’s Don’t Lie” (S3E3) & “Emeralds Are Not a Girl’s Best Friend” (S&S S2E1)

    San Diego resident Steve Lutz joins us to discuss Magnum’s CBS-mandated crossover with the San Diego TV P.I. brothers of “Simon & Simon.” Tiki idols! El Presidente versus the guerillas! Morgan Fairchild! It’s an awful lot of 80s TV, and this is an awful lot of an episode.

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    July 1, 2021
    40 “Italian Ice” (S2E16)

    This episode features another love interest for Magnum, played by Mimi Rogers, who we’ll never meet again—but we wish we would. Also, there’s an entitled heiress, some murderous Sicilians, and crossword puzzles! Jason introduces Geography Corner. Michael V. Gazzo may have opinions about the Sicialians. Acting classes get a little too saucy. And Luca Brasi enjoys Hawaii’s many fishes.

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    June 24, 2021
    39 “The Curse of the King Kamehameha Club” (S1E11)

    From the early days of the series—so early it’s still the original theme at the beginning!—comes an episode that exposes that the producers aren’t quite sure what to do with the show yet. The fate of the original owners of valuable land in Hawaii is discussed, but the “original owner” is a delusional old white guy. Also, there’s some bad journalism, bad kitchen management, questionable portrayals of Hawaiian folklore, and a bunch of people die! Eat your bananas, people—potassium deficiencies are no joke.

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    June 17, 2021
    38 “Murder By Night” (S7E14)

    It was raining in the city by the bay. A hard rain. Hard enough to wash the entire cast of “Magnum, p.i.” over from Hawaii for an episode that’s entirely film noir pastiche. It’s not bad, though it misses some casting opportunities, exposes the lack of women regulars in the show, and is inexplicably shown in color when it should be shown as it originally aired—in glorious black-and-white. Turn down the color setting on your 4K HDR and enjoy Magnum, by night… until Higgins wakes you up, anyway.

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    June 10, 2021
    37 “Legacy From a Friend” (S3E19)

    Magnum’s best friend who we’ve never seen before dies! Can Magnum solve the case? You bet he can, unless he’s foiled by special guest star Annie Potts! She’s the best thing in this episode, which also features a remarkably large number of things that make no sense. So many, in fact, that we had to create a new segment featuring legendary playwright Anton Chekhov.

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    June 3, 2021
    36 “Legend of the Lost Art” (S8E10)

    It’s the return of the great adventure! Tom Selleck never got to be Indiana Jones, but Thomas Magnum isn’t too bad of a consolation prize. And in this utterly bananas episode, Magnum plays Indy, but nobody can remember the name of that movie. Speaking of bananas, David brings us back to “Tales from ‘Tales of the Gold Monkey’”, we share our mutual love of Margaret Colin, Phil’s family is heard from, and David’s Lego Magnum obsession continues.

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    May 27, 2021
    35 “A.A.P.I.” (S7E5)

    This week we’ve got a return of a bunch of guest stars from episodes we haven’t covered yet—that’s the kind of professionalism you can expect from “Magnum, podcast.” Also, even more new segments, Phil appreciates Annie Potts, we get a letter from a listener, and David may have gone off the deep end!

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    May 20, 2021
    34 “Professor Jonathan Higgins” (S5E13)

    Ello, mate! Wots all dis, den? A Higgins relative needs a makeover in order to function in high society. As Magnum will remind you, this is just like the plot of the movie “My Fair Lady,” with Audrey Hepburn. Meanwhile, we’re on the lookout for a new slogan for Mrs. Peroni’s Frozen Pizza. The winner gets an all expenses paid trip to nowhere!

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    May 13, 2021
    33 “Holmes is Where the Heart Is” (S4E18)

    Legendary British actor Patrick Macnee guest stars on a Higgins-centric episode of “Magnum, p.i.,” featuring a flashback to an adventure at Robin’s Nest back in the ’70s, with Higgins as Watson to Macnee’s delusional Holmes. Meanwhile, in this segment-centric episode of “Magnum, podcast,” we discuss beards and these young whippersnapper criminals today.

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    May 6, 2021
    32 “Mac’s Back” (S5E3)

    You thought he was dead! But Magnum thinks Mac is alive! Is he seeing things, cracking up, or aware that the same actor has been cast in a similar part but with a fake mustache? We break it down, and also introduce some important new segments involving “Tales of the Gold Monkey” and ice cream.

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    April 29, 2021
    31 “Infinity and Jelly Doughnuts” (S8E1)

    You thought we were dead! But no, after hearing Higgins yell at us we’ve made the bad decision to return for more. We discuss the attempt to undo the damage of killing off Magnum and then bringing the show back for one last season. (There’s a reason we don’t talk about season eight.)

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    December 24, 2020
    30 “Thank Heaven for Little Girls and Big Ones Too” (S1E4)

    Mele Kalikimaka! We’re back with a Christmas Special, in which we watch the other Christmas episode of “Magnum, p.i.”, from exactly 40 years ago. It was very early in the show’s first season and a bunch of little girls pull one over on Magnum. Paintings are involved! But it’s all, very vaguely, part of the festive Hawaiian holiday spirit.

    Then we introduce numerous new segments, which is an odd choice for a podcast that’s still on a hiatus. You’ll want to stick around, because Phil’s prophetic words in our last episode. Paintings are still involved!

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    October 22, 2020
    29 “Limbo” (S7E22)

    Magnum dies. Or does he? Only John Denver knows the truth.

    And your “Magnum, podcast” crew walks away into the clouds… for a little while, anyway.

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    October 16, 2020
    28 “Kiss of the Sabre” (S5E11)

    Magnum investigates a case while being annoyed by a writer named Betty who imagines Magnum’s schlubby island P.I. life as a glamorous globe-trotting spy novel. Sebastian Sabre, Winston, Swift, and loyal butler Boris take on the King Solomon crime ring—while Magnum investigates a really boring insurance case. But sometimes Magnum’s real life can be exciting too, like when his Plymouth Champ is very… slowly… crushed… by a backhoe. Island Hoppers Ex Machina to the rescue!

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    October 8, 2020
    27 “Let the Punishment Fit the Crime” (S4E17)

    Higgins puts on a production of “The Mikado.” Magnum takes a hard-luck case. The plots converge. It’s the perfect archetypal episode of “Magnum, p.i.”! As for your hosts, we have no idea what we are doing and the entire episode is gibberish. It’s us, not you, Magnum.

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    October 1, 2020
    26 “Home from the Sea” (S4E1)

    This is a special episode. There’s a lot of nonsense, and also a lot of really great stuff. Magnum is lost at sea. Rick, T.C., and Higgins feel the tingling of their Magnum-Sense. In the end, is this the best that Magnum has to offer? Possibly, but we’ll still make time to talk about dumb stuff like baseball caps and Tiger Stadium stock footage.

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    September 24, 2020
    25 “The Black Orchid” (S1E16)

    The rich aren’t like you and me, Magnum. They have wants… needs… desires. And sometimes they must play The Game. The world’s most dangerous— wait, we’re hearing it’s not that dangerous after all.

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    September 17, 2020
    24 “Rembrandt’s Girl” (S4E14)

    Carol Burnett locks Magnum in a bank vault! The Ferrari gets towed! Rick and T.C. throw an ’80s party at Magnum’s swinging pad! Higgins hosts a meditation retreat that we suspect is actually an orgy! This episode has it all.

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    September 10, 2020
    23 “The Return of Luther Gillis” (S4E16)

    It’s time for the return of everyone’s favorite “Magnum” recurring character… Scrungo! Also Luther Gillis is back, and there’s a shifty hot dog entrepreneur/computer P.I. Also in this episode of “Magnum, podcast,” we introduce a Very Important New Segment all about the many hats of Thomas Magnum.

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    September 3, 2020
    22 “I Do?” (S3E17)

    Magnum gets married! But it’s all a trick! This episode is an awful lot like the episode we watched last week, come to think of it. Phil has a lot to answer for. Jason, meanwhile, gets very excited about more late-night sports telecasts.

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    August 27, 2020
    21 “Of Sound Mind” (S3E13)

    This podcast will be our last will and testament. But there’s always a twist! This episode, made in 1982, is strangely reminiscent of two 2019 Oscar nominees. And also an episode of “Scooby Doo.”

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    August 20, 2020
    20 “A Sense of Debt” (S4E8)

    It’s the episode where Magnum goes to Detroit to watch an entire Tigers homestand and ends up meeting star players Lou Whitaker and Alan Trammell! Unfortunately, that’s about five minutes of this episode—the rest of it involves T.C. becoming an underground boxer in order to protect Shannen Doherty and her dad because he accidentally drove the Ferrari into a bunch of pigs. Pretty typical stuff.

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    August 13, 2020
    19 “The Arrow That Is Not Aimed” (S3E14)

    Legendary actor Mako appears in this episode that is the height of 1980s obsession with Japanese culture. Magnum meets a samurai who is about to commit seppuku because he’s lost a priceless ancient Japanese plate. There are Limo Ninjas! Also, Higgins may have murdered Magnum at the end.

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    August 6, 2020
    18 “J. ‘Digger’ Doyle” (S1E17)

    In a spin-off attempt that went nowhere, we get to meet J. “Digger” Doyle, played by Erin Gray right between her roles in “Buck Rogers” and “Silver Spoons.” We do an awful lot of Orson Welles impressions. Jason is frustrated by Higgins’s flagrant cock-blocking of Magnum. And what is this awful laser-related fiction Robin Masters is dictating?

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    July 30, 2020
    17 “One More Summer” (S2E17)

    Magnum and T.C. walk on to an NFL team during training camp, because that’s how football works. Hey, it’s Pat Morita! And Dick Butkus! We invent Higgins’s podcast. And Phil has some very important Fritz Feld follow-up.

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    July 23, 2020
    16 “Forty” (S7E17)

    Magnum turns 40 and stalks a woman from a boat offshore, as you do. Typical stuff.

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    July 16, 2020
    15 “Operation: Silent Night” (S4E10)

    It’s Christmas in July as we take on a rare holiday-themed episode! T.C. is going home for Kwanzaa, but first he has to drop off Rick, Higgins, and Thomas on various Hawaiian islands. Of course, things don’t go according to plan and they get stuck on Fake Kaho’olawe, discover a crashed Japanese plane, bicker and bond before discovering the true meaning of the holidays. Oh, and there’s a bunch of dumb stuff on a Navy ship.

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    July 9, 2020
    14 “Birdman of Budapest” (S3E16)

    The Hungarian Revolution. An elusive bird expert. A… murderous macaw? Just your average wacky episode of “Magnum, p.i.” Whoops! (feathers)

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    July 2, 2020
    13 “Laura” (S7E18)

    Shoo-be-doo-be-doo, it’s that koo-koo episode where Frank Sinatra met that kid detective Tom Magnum. It is dark, it is unpleasant, and Sinatra may just be in it for the Hawaiian vacation. Unlike “Laura”, this podcast episode is entirely pleasant! Phil swears a little. We speculate about “The Equalizer.” Jason can’t say Edward Woodward’s name properly. And we ponder the compilation of the magnum dash mania dot com “top episodes” list.

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    June 25, 2020
    12 “The Big Blow” (S3E22)

    A hurricane is bearing down on Hawaii, a solstice-themed party is an excuse to find a potential murderer, and a violent idiot named Randy comes to the Masters Estate. The locals on the shortwave are calling it The Big Blow!

    Also, this podcast finally gets its wings, as we share our first listener follow-up and ignite a controversy about time and space in “Magnum, p.i.” (If you have comments, whisper them into a coconut and then send the coconut to

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    June 18, 2020
    11 “Deja Vu” (S6E1)

    It seemed like a prophetic dream, but it’s true — our Official England Expert Antony Johnston rejoins us to discuss the sixth season premiere, “Deja Vu,” in which Magnum, Higgins, and Rick go to London, meet Peter Davison and Julian Glover, grapple with family ties and the legacy of the Vietnam war, investigate a maybe-murder that may be connected to a perfectly timed assassination plot, and drive a series of interesting cars. Meanwhile, T.C. is having the time of his life in Morocco!

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    June 11, 2020
    10 “Going Home” (S6E7)

    Life ain’t easy when the Big Lebowski is your stepdad. Jason looks for secret palm trees and imagines the “Magnum” sitcom, featuring Joe Regalbuto!

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    June 4, 2020
    9 “From Moscow to Maui” (S2E4)

    Magnum seeks to induce a track star to defect from the Soviet Union while Higgins attempts to bore a KGB agent to death with the theories of Karl Marx. Yep, it’s the 80s.

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    May 28, 2020
    8 “The Elmo Ziller Story” (S2E21)

    John Hillerman does a funny accent in order to save Higgins’s niece’s family rodeo from the hands of her wicked stepmother. It is more ridiculous than it sounds.

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    May 21, 2020
    7 “The Ugliest Dog in Hawaii” (S1E8)

    An actor you might remember from “The Godfather, Part II” steals every scene in this episode about mobsters trying to kidnap a dog. We loved it.

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    May 13, 2020
    6 “Novel Connection” (S7E9) and “Magnum On Ice” (MSW S3E8)

    In a special crossover episode, we’re joined by Scott McNulty, host of a “Murder, She Wrote” podcast that doesn’t exist (yet?), to discuss Magnum meeting Jessica Fletcher in a special two-show episode. These episodes feature lanai PCs, crowbars, Sheraton lobbies, an endless B-plot involving Rick and T.C.’s shady Maui land deal, and not nearly enough fun crossover interplay between the characters of two legendary 1980s CBS series. Also, the plot makes zero sense.

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    May 6, 2020
    5 “Did You See The Sunrise?” (S3E01-02)

    Special guest Antony Johnston gives us an English read on Higgins’s accent, and we discuss the episode that everyone was talking about on the playground the next day back in 1982, or maybe 1983 if you were in the UK. Does the show treat its women fairly? Can you believe the word that Ivan said multiple times on American network television? Is T.C. the Manchurian Candidate? Why is the security of the Marine Reserves so lax?

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    April 29, 2020
    4 “The Case of the Red-Faced Thespian” (S4E12)

    The funny head wounds continue, as Higgins transforms into an even more pompous character in the midst of a 1920s revival party populated by a bunch of rich friends of Robin Masters. Also, T.C. would like an autograph—for his sister.

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    April 22, 2020
    3 “Luther Gillis: File #521” (S4E2)

    A private dick from St. Louis arrives on the scene, but there’s this big guy, Tom Magnum, who keeps getting in the way of cracking the case.

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    April 15, 2020
    2 “I Witness” (S4E21)

    Jason gets upset about time zones, but Phil doesn’t remember it that way. David puts on a pig costume and sings “Feelings.” And nobody mentions the dead guy.

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    April 7, 2020
    1 “Don’t Eat the Snow in Hawaii” (S1E1-2)

    The snow is cocaine, and it’s used as a murder weapon involving an incident in Vietnam years before. Welcome to the lighthearted romp that is “Magnum, p.i.”! Also, we discuss the airport bathrooms we’d prefer to be murdered in.