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Latest Episode: November 22, 2022

5by5 at the Movies: GoodFellas

This seems to have fallen off the Internet, but John Siracusa had a copy, so here it is! From ten years ago, here’s John Siracusa and Dan Benjamin talking about “GoodFellas.”

“I’m sure I made all the same points” as on this week’s Incomparable episode, John says.

Previous Episodes

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    August 12, 2022
    Not Playing Commentary: 12 Monkeys

    Welcome to the special members-only commentary track for this Not Playing bonus episode. Sync up this track with your own copy of 12 Monkeys and watch along in real time with Lex and Dan!

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    July 29, 2022
    Not Playing Commentary: Tron

    Welcome to the special members-only commentary track for this Not Playing bonus episode. Sync up this track with your own copy of Tron and watch along in real time with Lex and Dan!

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    July 15, 2022
    Not Playing Commentary: Teen Wolf

    Welcome to the special members-only commentary track for this Not Playing bonus episode. Sync up this track with your own copy of Teen Wolf and watch along in real time with Lex and Dan!

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    July 1, 2022
    Not Playing Commentary: Total Recall

    Welcome to the special members-only commentary track for this Not Playing bonus episode. Sync up this track with your own copy of Total Recall and watch along in real time with Lex and Dan!

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    June 30, 2022
    Somehow I Manage: Trivia Night II

    Somehow I Manage has somehow managed to convince a ream of Office fans to join us again for another Trivia Night Members Special! We have Hosts vs Members with questions from seasons 4-5-6.

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    May 31, 2022
    TPK Sports Corner 3

    To cap off members month, the Dog & Pony team get back to what they’re actually good at — comparing sports team names!

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    May 31, 2022
    Lazy Doctor Who Trivial Pursuit 2022 - Army of Ghost Points

    Steven insists that the members deserve to hear Erika play Doctor Who Trivial Pursuit against some fellow Incomparable Doctor Who fans. So that’s exactly what you get in this members-only special!

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    May 30, 2022
    Defocused: We Don't Cat Shame On This Podcast

    Please don’t speak to anyone that knew me in high school.

    The Defocused 2022 Member Episode.

    “Shrek the Third” with Mikah Sargent.

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    May 29, 2022
    TPK/Random Trek/Vulcan Hello/Voyager Revisited: "The Provider"

    The adventures of the USS Incomparable continue! Captain Thoros and crew are called into a diplomatic mission that also involves a science mystery and some murderous plants. Just another day in outer space!

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    May 27, 2022
    Agents of SMOOCH: Guns Drawn in So Many Ways

    It’s membership month and we wanted to watch another movie together. The Incomprehensible Agents of SMOOCH take on a mission that is spicy, in a good way. Grab your drink and queue up Mr. & Mrs. Smith.

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    May 26, 2022
    Earp Chirp Bonus! VAM Bam: "I Do"

    Inside Wynonna Earp for season 4, episode 12, “Old Souls”

    V.A.M. / vam / noun - value added material

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    May 26, 2022
    Beginner's Puck special: "Score: A Hockey Musical"

    Welcome to our Member’s Only Hockey Movie Club! This year we have a real treat, a maple-flavored, poutine-sauce-covered gem. Yes, we are discussing the amazing, 2010 Toronto Film Festival Opening Night Gala feature, Score: A Hockey Musical. Join Deb, Erika, Kirsten Goruk, and Steven Schapansky as we delve into this underrated, forgotten gem. Noah Reid sings and skates! Oliva Newton-John sings and emotes! Dru Viergever sings, skates and fights! And Steve Kouleas just…Steve Kouleases. This movie has a whole lot going on and we are here for it because, as the closing musical extravaganza sings: hockey is the greatest game in the land!

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    May 25, 2022
    A Complicated Profession: Twin Suns

    In honor of the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi streaming series, the crew from A Complicated Profession regroups to discuss another Kenobi-centric installment. Dan Moren, Tony Sindelar, and Kat Benesh break down Star Wars Rebels’ 2017 “Twin Suns” and where it falls on Obi-Wan’s journey before speculating about the upcoming live action show.

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    May 24, 2022
    Earp Chirp Bonus! VAM Bam: "Turning The Page"

    Inside Wynonna Earp for season 4, episode 11, “Better Dig Two”

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    May 22, 2022
    Earp Chirp Bonus! VAM Bam: "Hurts So Good"

    Inside Wynonna Earp for season 4, episode 10, “Life Turned Her That Way”

    V.A.M. / vam / noun - value added material

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    May 20, 2022
    Sophomore Lit: The Da Vinci Code

    Do you like puzzles? Do you like made-up facts? Then do we have the book for you. Glenn Fleishman discusses Dan Brown’s inexplicably popular The Da Vinci Code (2003).

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    May 19, 2022
    Earp Chirp Bonus! VAM Bam: "Wishful Thinking"

    Inside Wynonna Earp for season 4, episode 9, “Crazy”

    V.A.M. / vam / noun - value added material

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    May 19, 2022
    Vulcan Hello: "Star Trek: The Motion Picture - The Director's Edition in 4K"

    Scott and Jason discuss the brand-new, 4K enhanced, color graded version of the Robert Wise-approved alternate edition of the first “Star Trek” film.

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    May 17, 2022
    Earp Chirp Bonus! VAM Bam: "Fog Hat"

    Inside Wynonna Earp for season 4, episode 8, “Hell Raisin’ Good Time”

    V.A.M. / vam / noun - value added material

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    May 16, 2022
    Commentary: "Real Genius"

    Jason Snell, Steve Lutz, Annette Wierstra, Moises Chiullan, Glenn Fleishman, and David J. Loehr take a trip to Pacific Tech for high-tech hijinks mostly involving lasers in “Real Genius.” This is a commentary track; get “Real Genius,” press play when we tell you to, and watch along with us.

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    May 15, 2022
    Earp Chirp Bonus! VAM Bam: "Love In The Time Of Corona"

    Inside Wynonna Earp for season 4, episode 7, “Love’s All Over”

    V.A.M. / vam / noun - value added material

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    May 14, 2022
    Crunchie of Theseus

    Enjoy our special members-only episode recorded live in which we eat candies and sweets from around the world!

    This episode features host Glenn Fleishman, Shelly Brisbin, Kathy Campbell, Dan Moren, Erika Ensign, Kelly Guimont, James Thomson, Chris Phin (and guest audio from daughter Ada Phin), and Annette Wierstra.

    Special thanks to members Kerri-Anne and Adrian for sending us things to try!

    Thanks as always to Chris Breen for our theme song!

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    May 14, 2022
    Lions, Towers & Shields Bonus: "What's Up Doc?" She's Literally Bugs Bunny

    I typically tell people that Lions, Towers & Shields covers classic films made between 1930 and 1960. For the members, let’s watch something a bit newer. In 1972, Peter Bogdanovich made a romantic comedy with Barbra Steisand and Ryan O’Neal. The director has said it was a nod to the screwball classics of the 30s, including, “Bringing Up Baby.” But it is not a remake, or even close. It is funny, it is wacky, and it takes place in the San Francisco of the early 70s.

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    May 12, 2022
    Earp Chirp Bonus! VAM Bam: "From The Heart"

    Inside Wynonna Earp for season 4, episode 6, “Holy War, Pt. 2”

    V.A.M. / vam / noun - value added material

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    May 12, 2022
    Biff!: The Avengers Live Commentary

    Fire up those repulsors and grab your shield, because the Biff crew is here with a live commentary track of 20212’s The Avengers, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary this month. You can sync it up with the film and join Dan Moren, John Moltz, and Guy English as they watch and discuss this movie’s impact on cinema, superhero stories, and, naturally, our podcast.

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    May 11, 2022
    Galaxy Scouts: Greene -- Episode 1: Legends and Maps

    A preview of the first full length episode of Galaxy Scouts: Greene, an epic ten part miniseries coming to the Incomparable Radio Theater feed…

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    May 11, 2022
    Agents of SMOOCH: Gilbert & Sullivan But Dirty

    Get your snacks ready and PJs on. Our Agents of SMOOCH have a mission to draft our favourite sleep-over movies for this members-only special. The Agents side-track into important sub-missions such as Instagram pyjamas and the weather and what is needed in an official SMOOCH cocktail and pirates and…

    This episode has some NSFW language and topics.

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    May 10, 2022
    Earp Chirp Bonus! VAM Bam: "Waking Life"

    Inside Wynonna Earp for season 4, episode 5, “Holy War, Pt. 1”

    V.A.M. / vam / noun - value added material

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    May 10, 2022
    Total Party Kill: The Hound of Cabell Manor

    It’s an all-new, members-only adventure from the town of Whitesparrow, featuring six familiar adventurers and two familiar dungeon masters!

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    May 9, 2022
    Robot or Not: Inhuman Conditions

    John and Jason attempt to play the are-you-a-robot game Inhuman Conditions. The first test of if you’re a robot or not is how quickly you can figure out a complicated board game. (Also: Is this a board game? We already did this one, but we do it again.)

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    May 8, 2022
    Earp Chirp Bonus! VAM Bam: "Far Away, So Close"

    Inside Wynonna Earp for season 4, episode 4, “Afraid”

    V.A.M. / vam / noun - value added material

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    May 8, 2022
    Monty and Rhias vs. Movies: Fantasy - Warcraft

    Monty and Rhias tackle the most successful video game adaptation ever: 2016’s Warcraft, directed by Duncan Jones. Is there such a thing as too much CGI? No! Although some of these tusks are out of control.

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    May 6, 2022
    Voyager Revisited: The Subprime Directive (Threshold Commentary)

    The strangest, most horrifying 46 minutes of television in broadcast history. - Nerdist

    Glenn, David and Shelly join Jean to chat about Threshold (S2E15) for entertainment purposes only.

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    May 5, 2022
    Earp Chirp Bonus! VAM Bam: "Undiscovered Country"

    Inside Wynonna Earp for season 4, episode 3, “Look At Them Beans”

    V.A.M. / vam / noun - value added material

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    May 3, 2022
    Earp Chirp Bonus! VAM Bam: "Northern Exposure"

    Inside Wynonna Earp for season 4, episode 2, “Friends In Low Places”

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    May 1, 2022
    Earp Chirp Bonus! VAM Bam: "Back In The Saddle"

    Inside Wynonna Earp for season 4, episode 1, “On The Road Again”

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    April 18, 2022
    Robot or Not: Personalized License Plates

    RBT OR NT

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    January 10, 2022
    Robot or Not: Car Talk

    Just for members, John and Jason talk a bit more about what makes a car a car after the end of Robot or Not episode 225.

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    December 22, 2021
    Human Santapede (2021 edit)

    ‘Tis the season for holiday music! Unfortunately, while we unabashedly love the holidays, some holiday music is also very bad. There’s a Christmas Mouse and also some Christmas Shoes and (unfortunately for most) some Christmas Wrapping. We talk about what makes a good holiday song and complain about some of the worst the season has to offer.

    [This version of a 2013 classic episode has been completely re-processed and re-edited from the original files. It is the latest in a long line of definitive re-issues of the original episode 173, “Santa-Based Christmas.” This might be the final one, but never say never.]

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    December 22, 2021
    Commentary: "Kiki's Delivery Service"

    Jason Snell is joined by John Siracusa, Aleen Simms, and Moisés Chiullan for a live commentary of “Kiki’s Delivery Service.” Be sure to play back at 1x with all “Smart Speed” or similar silence-removal features turned OFF.

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    December 15, 2021
    Agents of SMOOCH: Going Eyes Wide Shut

    The Incomprehensible Agents of SMOOCH are back for a heist. We are constantly changing clothes but somehow no one notices that these Princesses are switching. It’s Princess Switch: Romancing the Star with some festive beverages. Help us on this mission to evaluate which Vanessa Hudgens pairing is the spiciest. Get your drink ready and push play when Moises counts us in 3…2…1…

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    December 6, 2021
    Agents of SMOOCH: Prince Among Dukes

    Our Incomprehensible Agents of SMOOCH are in the Scottish Christmas mood in A Castle for Christmas. We’ve recruited Agent James Thomson for his in-depth knowledge of Scottishness but then discarded talking about the movie to talk about a dog named Hamish. Is this movie too long? Definitely. Does the knitting group make up for it? Almost. We of course fix everything and make plans to Moises this movie into a series. And our Director does what she does best which is to turn every commentary into a discussion of Michael Sheen.

    Bonus BONUS commentary for the Michael Sheen Time Travel Christmas movie

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    October 31, 2021
    High Society: Commentary and Hate Watch

    We at Lions, Towers & Shields like The Philadelphia Story. We don’t like High Society, the musical remake. That, and a few drinks, are the ingredients that make a hate watch commentary, just for members of The Incomparable.

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    October 28, 2021
    Point Break

    Welcome to the special members-only commentary track for this Not Playing bonus episode. Sync up this track with your own copy of Point Break and watch along in real time with Lex and Dan!

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    October 14, 2021
    Not Playing Commentary: Speed

    Welcome to the special members-only commentary track for this Not Playing bonus episode. Sync up this track with your own copy of Speed and watch along in real time with Lex and Dan!

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    September 20, 2021
    Lower Definition: Relay FM Host Balderdash, Bonus Edition

    It’s like Low Def, but different! As a part of the Relay FM campaign for St. Jude, Jason Snell hosted two games in which six Relay FM hosts in a game of obscure technology terms and concepts and fake definitions. This is the second one, which premiered September 20, 2021.

    Please consider donating at st.jude.org/relay

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    September 2, 2021
    Not Playing Commentary: Patriot Games

    Welcome to the special members-only commentary track for this Not Playing bonus episode. Sync up this track with your own copy of Patriot Games and watch along in real time with Lex and Dan!

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    August 12, 2021
    Not Playing Commentary: Air Force One

    Welcome to the special members-only commentary track for this Not Playing bonus episode. Sync up this track with your own copy of Air Force One and watch along in real time with Lex and Dan!

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    July 29, 2021
    Not Playing Commentary: Witness

    Welcome to the special members-only commentary track for this Not Playing bonus episode. Sync up this track with your own copy of Witness and watch along in real time with Lex and Dan!

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    July 15, 2021
    Not Playing Commentary: Trading Places

    Welcome to the special members-only commentary track for this Not Playing bonus episode. Sync up this track with your own copy of Trading Places and watch along in real time with Lex and Dan!

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    July 1, 2021
    Agents of SMOOCH: Horny for Clothes

    It’s Jean’s birthday! She wants to watch a retro movie with pretty people and pretty clothes. We got a young Richard Gere and well-fitting Armani pants in American Gigolo. Is this movie the sexy noir mystery we all long for? Or are some things just…. Weird? We start chaotic and settle in for this classic movie. Is there sex? Yes. Is there nudity? Oh yeah. So be warned. This podcast and movie are not safe for work or kids. Swearing and shouting included free of charge.

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    July 1, 2021
    Not Playing Commentary: A Few Good Men

    Welcome to the special members-only commentary track for this Not Playing bonus episode. Sync up this track with your own copy of A Few God Men and watch along in real time with Lex and Dan!

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    June 17, 2021
    Not Playing Commentary: Top Gun

    Welcome to the special members-only commentary track for this Not Playing bonus episode. Sync up this track with your own copy of Top Gun and watch along in real time with Lex and Dan!

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    June 7, 2021
    Corner of the Sky: Let's Fix the Tony Awards

    Inspired by the recent flagship episode in which panelists drafted their preferred winners for Best Picture of the years, I gathered a group to take away the actually announced Tony Award winners and give them to the nominees that we thought deserved them instead. Brian Hamilton, Jessica Morandi, Shelly Brisbin, and Moisés Chiullán bring their opinions and fix these dang awards.

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    June 3, 2021
    Not Playing Commentary: Risky Business

    Welcome to the special members-only commentary track for this Not Playing bonus episode. Sync up this track with your own copy of Risky Business and watch along in real time with Lex and Dan!

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    May 16, 2021
    Agents of SMOOCH: Frumpy Troll Walk

    It was our Director’s birthday and she wanted to watch Bridget Jones: Edge of Reason. So the Incomprehensible Agents of SMOOCH reconvene for this important NSFW mission. We search for hogs. Nous parlons en Français. We complain about wardrobe. Agent Moisés is watching it with the Italian language track for some reason. It is the usual chaos. Join us if you dare!

    With Director Annette Wierstra and Agents Jean MacDonald, Tiff Arment, Moisés Chiullán, and Kathy Campbell.

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    April 21, 2021
    Saga of Rereading Epics: Wrap-up

    A final hello and howdy-do to our beloved listeners! We hope you enjoy this early access to the final stage of our epic journey.

    Now that we’ve completed our epic reread, we take some time to debrief on the books, the reread, and our whole philosophies of rereading and revisiting media. We even throw in a few reading recommendations for good measure.

    More than anything, we want to thank you all for joining us on this epic journey.

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    April 14, 2021
    Saga of Rereading Epics: Magnificat

    Greetings, fair Incomparable member! Here is your early access to this penultimate episode of our saga!

    We’ve reached the end! Time to cover the final book about this “magnificent family of weirdo psychic Kennedys”.

    Just one more ep of the podcast to go, when we’ll wrap up the entire nine-book epic!

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    April 7, 2021
    Saga of Rereading Epics: Diamond Mask

    Hello lovely, member! Because of your membership, you get to hear this ep early! It’ll drop in the main feed April 25, 2021.

    The Galactic Milieu drama continues with a female protagonist and a corker of a final line!

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    March 26, 2021
    Agents of SMOOCH: Mayonnaise Orchid

    Our Incomprehensible Agents of S.M.O.O.C.H. gather, on-demand, to celebrate Agent Campbell’s birthday. When we say this is the most chaotic good (so far) of our commentaries, we aren’t kidding. We are also periodically shocked into silence because we are watching a legitimately GOOD sexy movie with the best paperwork you’ve ever seen. Our birthday Agent requested Secretary for her birthday and we could not refuse. We didn’t even bother to make drinking rules. We just drink when Kathy tells us to and when we declare that Lee has more chemistry with a stapler than any humans have in 50 Shades. With a special, SURPRISE late-night cameo from our Scottish Agent who seeks to apply for Incomprehensible Agents of S.M.O.O.C.H. status. This is your life Kathy Campbell. Happy birthday!

    Featuring Agents Annette Wierstra, Kathy Campbell, Moises Chuillan, Tiff Arment, and Jean MacDonald with surprise Agent Jms Thm*on.

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    March 12, 2021
    TPK Sports Corner 2

    What are we doing? We don’t even know. But it involves sports. Kinda.

    And yes, this is the second time we’ve done this, but it’s the first time we all recorded it in a non-bootleg fashion.

    Enjoy?

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    February 11, 2021
    Voyager Valentine: Let's Watch Resolutions Together

    Moisés and Jean watch Star Trek: Voyager episode Resolutions (Season 2, Episode 25) together, with drinks and commentary on this shipper’s favorite. Janeway and Chakotay are stranded for weeks on a planet alone when they contract a deadly virus that will kill them if they return to the ship. The One Where Chakotay Builds A Bathtub.

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    January 8, 2021
    Muppet Montage

    Listener David Lu made this supercut for our clip show, but we had already recorded it when he sent it in.

    It’s amazing.

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    December 25, 2020
    Yippee-Ki-Yay: Welcome to SMOOCH Party, Pal

    Is Die Hard a Christmas movie, or is it a romance? We decided that the answer is “yes.” We might have used that as an excuse to get together for a boozy Office Holiday Party at SMOOCH Remote Headquarters. We also just might have recorded a thoroughly Incomprehensible commentary for 1988’s DIE HARD, starring Bruce Willis’ arms and Alan Rickman’s hair, as well as a ballet dancer henchman’s legs and butt. Get ready for the profane, ridiculous, and fun workplace Christmas party you don’t have to get out of bed for.

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    December 14, 2020
    Robot Or Not Bonus: Coke

    Hey! Kids! Cocaine!

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    December 3, 2020
    Agents of SMOOCH: Cannon Foder

    Agents of S.M.O.O.C.H & Lions, Towers & Shields cohost their first Incomprehensible Commentary! We return to Connecticut for Christmas, but this time it’s 1992 and we’ve got Dyan Cannon and Kris Kristopherson with a bit of Tony Curtis. All directed by Arnold Schwarzenegger. We come expecting little and this movie does disappoint us. Come for the fabulous early 90’s wardrobe and stay for Chekov’s vibrator. Even if the story is full of overacting and fake snow, the ending makes everything worth it: we see you “Crazed Director” David Arnott.

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    November 30, 2020
    SMOOCH: Baby Shower Face Punch

    Our Incomprehensible Agents of S.M.O.O.C.H. return for the Royal Baby Shower! King Richard and Queen Amber are expecting their first baby in The Christmas Prince: The Royal Baby. But this movie is so much more than just about babies! We have historical flashbacks! We have thievery! We have ghosts! We have curses! We even have dungeons! Our Agents are ready to take one last trip to Aldovia with you.

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    November 24, 2020
    Corner of the Sky: The Game Show

    I somehow convinced six Incomparable panelists, new and returning to Corner of the Sky alike, to play a series of… let’s say “Inconceivable-inspired” musical theater trivia games. It’s Monty Ashley, Brian Hamilton, Shelly Brisbin, Annette Wierstra, Glenn Fleishman, Jean MacDonald, and scorekeeper Kathy Campbell in the first ever edition of the Corner of the Sky gameshow!

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    November 22, 2020
    Agents of SMOOCH: Switch Harder

    It’s time for the Incomprehensible Agents of S.M.O.O.C.H. to jump right into the Princess Switch: Switched Again. Should we have started with the first movie? Maybe. Do you need to? Nah. Just watch Vanessa Hudgens take on three accents while we swoon over wardrobe. We all want to go to Belgratenaro when it is awash in Christmas trees and lights.

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    November 20, 2020
    Agents of SMOOCH: Do You Need a Little Tipple?

    Our Incomprehensible Agents of S.M.O.O.C.H. are back in their best formal wear! You are invited to join us at the event of the Christmas Season: The Christmas Prince: Royal Wedding. Join Amber and King Richard as they struggle through the challenges of being rich and in love. Putting on your tiaras and join our Agents in this important festive mission. We are dedicated to bringing you all the Christmas Prince content you didn’t know you wanted.

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    November 16, 2020
    Robot Or Not Bonus: Production Logos

    Robot Or Not presents a Robot Or Not production of a Robot Or Not podcast.

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    November 14, 2020
    "The Princess Bride" commentary track

    Join Jason, David, Kathy, James, Steven, and Chip as they watch and talk about “The Princess Bride.”

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    October 31, 2020
    Agents of SMOOCH: Dark Blue Rivendale

    It’s time for our Underworld: Rise of the Lycans Halloween extra for our members. Yes! The Incomprehensible Agents of S.M.O.O.C.H. are back. This is the follow-up to our commentary for the OG Underworld. We have running jokes! We have hot, dirty, damp lycans! We have dark elves turned vampires! We have drinks! Moises is still trying to count us in. Kathy hates red vines. Annette reveals all her secrets. And Jean dials it in, and we don’t even notice. It’s a tipsy commentary. There will be nonsense and swearing so buckle the f* up Agents. Happy Hallow’s Eve!

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    October 14, 2020
    Saga of Rereading Epics: Jack the Bodiless

    Heya, member! This isn’t the last episode of Saga of Rereading Epics you’ll get early, but this is the last weekly drop for the moment, because we have not yet recorded the next episode. This ep will drop in the main feed on March 25, 2021.

    We have started the final trilogy of Julian May’s epic series with a book that asks “what if the Kennedys, but psychic?”

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    October 11, 2020
    Lazy Doctor Who: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Commentary

    Yes, you read that right. Steven and Erika love The Rise of Skywalker, so they chatter their glee into microphones while watching so you can share the love.

    Remember, there’s no requirement to listen to this, and we don’t want to hear you tell us we’re wrong for enjoying it.

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    October 7, 2020
    Saga of Rereading Epics: The Metaconcert

    Haloo, Incomparable member! You’re super-keen, so you get this podcast super-early. It’ll drop in the main feed February 25, 2021.

    Intervention concludes with a fairly epic showdown. There’s some dark, dark stuff here, but it’s such a wild ride! And Uncle Rogi continues to be a lovely old crank.

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    October 4, 2020
    A Legitimate Salvage Member Special 2020

    Chip, Kayti, Jen, and Warren have done the unthinkable—they’ve actually listened to some listeners’ demands and READ The Expanse fiction! Wary of having the TV experience spoiled, they’re delving into Amos’s backstory with The Churn, while checking in on a bit of news since Season 4 ended—including the disappointing alleged behavior of actor Cas Anvar.

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    September 30, 2020
    Saga of Rereading Epics: The Surveillance

    Greetings, member! Welcome to the “present”, where you get to hear this ep early! It’ll drop in the main feed January 25, 2021.

    After travelling six million years into the future, Lisa and Erika grapple with a tonal shift, but it’s a shift that feels pretty good once we settle in — in great part because Uncle Rogi is a cantankerous delight!

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    September 28, 2020
    Now Do Me as William Powell

    Lions, Towers & Shields Productions presents a members-only classic movie character draft, featuring some of your favorite LTS and Incomparable panelists. We draft characters roughly from 1930 to 1960. Roughly. Because Shelly is a nice host.

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    September 25, 2020
    Agents of SMOOCH: We're Porn Friends Now

    Did anyone ask for this? NO! But we did it anyway, just for our members. After our summer of Twilight *Commentaries, we had to do the *Twilight *FanFic come *Fifty Shades of Grey. This is definitely an NSFW and not safe for little ears episode of drinking, giggling, and entertaining each other when the movie fails to. There was pre-drinking. There will be drunk shopping. There will be much disdain. No one will actually know what is happening but when do we?
    Are we sorry we did this? Maybe. Will we do the rest of the movies? No. Not even for you, dear listeners.

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    September 24, 2020
    Not Playing Commentary: Heaven Can Wait

    Welcome to the special members-only commentary track for this Not Playing bonus episode. Sync up this track with your own copy of Heaven Can Wait and watch along in real time with Lex and Dan!

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    September 23, 2020
    Saga of Rereading Epics: The Adversary

    Hi there, member! We think you’re swell, so we’re letting you hear this ep early! It’ll drop in the main feed on December 25, 2020.

    Julian May wraps up the Saga of Pliocene Exile. As usual, we have thoughts! And feelings! Who got a good ending? Who got the shaft? How did this strike us now as compared to our first times through? All this and more if you just hit “Play”.

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    September 19, 2020
    Defocused: Make Shrek Crocs Real

    I can’t believe I went looking for Dreamworks porn and I found it.

    The Defocused 2020 Member Episode.

    Shrek 2 with Mikah Sargent.

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    September 16, 2020
    Saga of Rereading Epics: The Nonborn King

    Hello, gracious member! Congratulations on being super cool and getting this podcast now instead of November 25, 2020.

    Lisa and Erika really dig into where Julian May might have been coming from. She gave a few of her characters a raw deal, and really tips her hand starting with the title of the book itself. Reading this novel with 2019-brain is a very different exercise than our first reads-through. (Yes, we recorded this episode in 2019.)

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    September 10, 2020
    Not Playing Commentary: We Are Marshall

    Welcome to the special members-only commentary track for this Not Playing bonus episode. Sync up this track with your own copy of We Are Marshall and watch along in real time with Lex and Dan!

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    September 9, 2020
    Saga of Rereading Epics: The Golden Torc

    Hi, member! Congratulations on being awesome and getting this podcast now instead of October 25, 2020.

    The saga continues with the other half of Group Green. We have so many feelings about spoilery recaps, mopey Elizabeth, savvy Mercy, and so much “Oh Bryan. Why?”

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    September 2, 2020
    Saga of Rereading Epics: The Many Colored Land

    Hello member! You get this shiny podcast a whole month early!

    Erika and Lisa dive headlong into their epic re-read just as Group Green dives headlong into Earth’s Pliocene Epoch. With either live up to expectations?

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    August 27, 2020
    Not Playing Commentary: The Blind Side

    Welcome to the special members-only commentary track for this Not Playing bonus episode. Sync up this track with your own copy of The Blind Side and watch along in real time with Lex and Dan!

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    August 20, 2020
    7 or C?

    Tony Sindelar hosts a game show that will never be released.

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    August 13, 2020
    Not Playing Commentary: Varsity Blues

    Welcome to the special members-only commentary track for this Not Playing bonus episode. Sync up this track with your own copy of Varsity Blues and watch along in real time with Lex and Dan!

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    July 30, 2020
    Not Playing Commentary: Necessary Roughness

    Welcome to the special members-only commentary track for this Not Playing bonus episode. Sync up this track with your own copy of Necessary Roughness and watch along in real time with Lex and Dan!

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    July 20, 2020
    Sophomore Lit: The Hunt for Red October

    Join Jason Snell as we discuss Submarines, the Cold War, and BASIC programming in the 80s: it’s Tom Clancy’s The Hunt for Red October (1984).

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    July 16, 2020
    Not Playing Commentary: Any Given Sunday

    Welcome to the special members-only commentary track for this Not Playing bonus episode. Sync up this track with your own copy of Any Given Sunday and watch along in real time with Lex and Dan!

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    July 8, 2020
    Agents of SMOOCH: Red Vine Daddy

    We go for a deeper, darker shade of blue in The Incomprehensible Agents of S.M.O.O.C.H’s commentary of Underworld with Kate Beckinsale who wears just the right amount of leather. It’s like Twilight had a baby with The Matrix but with Neo and Bella but more Vampires and Lycans but fewer computer programmers or something. About halfway through we question all our life choices. Whoever called this a romance should probably be fired, except Annette promises there’s a hybrid love child and more Michael Sheen coming in The Rise of the Lycans. This commentary dies a slow vampiric death more than it ends. Will we continue? Probably not. But maybe Director Annette will persuade them.

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    July 2, 2020
    Not Playing Commentary: Rudy

    Welcome to the special members-only commentary track for this Not Playing bonus episode. Sync up this track with your own copy of Rudy and watch along in real time with Lex and Dan!

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    June 18, 2020
    Not Playing Commentary: Friday Night Lights

    Welcome to the special members-only commentary track for this Not Playing bonus episode. Sync up this track with your own copy of Friday Night Lights and watch along in real time with Lex and Dan!

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    June 18, 2020
    Agents of SMOOCH: Big Ripe Banana

    Our Incomprehensible Agents of S.M.O.O.C.H. mourn (yes seriously) the end of our Twilight journey with much singing and attempts at speaking French. Will Bella and Edward be okay? Do we like wolves now? WTF is this imprinting thing? Will Moises convince you that this is the greatest movie ever made? Listen as it slowly dawns on Annette that she has never actually watched the last movie in the Twilight series, so she finally has an excuse for remembering nothing. In the end, it’s not about the wolves or the vamps. It’s about the Incomprehensible friends and podcast spin-offs we make along the way. Come find us all at La Push when this pandemic thing is over.

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    June 12, 2020
    Agents of SMOOCH: Tiny Pack Wolf Meeting

    Our dedicated Incomprehensible Agents are entering the final mission, part 1 with the Breaking Dawn, Part 1 commentary. Rumour is this is when the Twilight movies get good. But where is Michael Sheen? And does anything really happen? Is that filmed on a blue screen? Our Agents throw themselves into this mission with wedding fashion critiques and lots of distractions. And we talk about sex, baby.

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    June 5, 2020
    Agents of SMOOCH: Dollar Store Sheryl Crow

    This is the chaotic evil of commentaries. Do we talk about the movie Eclipse? Not really. Do we talk? Non-stop. The characters talk and talk and talk and the Agents talk right over them. We redefine raspberries, listen to Foghorn Leghorn wannabe Yoda, and keep shouting “shirtless wolves.” The longer this goes the more Incomprehensible we get. So enter if you dare. You won’t be sorry. We aren’t. But we might be tomorrow.

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    June 4, 2020
    Not Playing Commentary: Invincible

    Welcome to the special members-only commentary track for this Not Playing bonus episode. Sync up this track with your own copy of Invincible and watch along in real time with Lex and Dan!

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    June 2, 2020
    Trivial Retreat: Pilot Episode (edited)

    This is a new game called Trivial Retreat! In it, players get information from the back of a Trivial Pursuit Genus Edition card and then try to guess the questions—or invent better ones. (The unedited mess is in the Bootleg feed; this is an edited version that is a lot more presentable.)

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    May 29, 2020
    Agents of SMOOCH: I Could Go for Some Lugnuts

    Join our Incomprehensible Agents of SMOOCH for the Twilight: New Moon Commentary. Yeah. There are some plot holes in New Moon, the second movie in the Twilight series, but there are some pretty people who make a lot of faces. Some good. Some really not good. Also Michael Sheen. The moment our agents reach the correct level of tipsy, we realized that jorts with no shirts are the epitome of fashion. Grab a glass or two or probably three and join us in Agents of S.M.O.O.C.H’s first members-only tipsy commentary from The Incomprehensible or something like that. Eclipse coming 2010.

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    April 29, 2020
    A Threat, A Level, A Level Level Threat Watch-Along

    Grab a bag of popcorn from the break room and join us as we talk over the full version of the instant classic feel good action comedy drama of Threat Level Midnight, a Great Scott production.

    Here’s the YouTube link.

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    April 20, 2020
    Corner of the Sky: Original Cast Album: Co-Op

    To accompany the Corner of the Sky main show episode about Company, Quinn and Truj talk about the Documentary Now! parody of Original Cast Album: Company—“Original Cast Album: Co-Op.”

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    April 9, 2020
    Phil and Lisa Ruin Frozen Peas

    Nothing is more important than the simple act of people getting together.

    Movies ruined: Findus Fish Fingers.

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    April 9, 2020
    Not Playing Commentary: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Welcome to the special members-only commentary track for this Not Playing bonus episode. Sync up this track with your own copy of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and watch along in real time with Lex and Dan!

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    April 1, 2020
    "Return of the Jedi" commentary track

    John Siracusa, Aleen Simms, Kelly Guimont, Dan Moren, Cicero Holmes, and Jason Snell watch “Return of the Jedi” with you. (Just press play when we tell you. Be sure to turn off all silence-removal features and set the playback to 1x speed.)

    This commentary track is for the Special Edition version, which you should also be able to find on Disney+. You can also listen to the version timed to the “despecialized edition” we watched if you prefer.

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    December 17, 2019
    "The Force Awakens" commentary track

    John Siracusa, Kathy Campbell, James Thomson, David J. Loehr, Moises Chiullan, Aleen Simms, and Jason Snell watch “The Force Awakens” with you. (You’ll need to get a copy of The Force Awakens and press play when we tell you. Be sure to turn off all silence-removal features and set the playback to 1x speed.)

    The original version of this was missing David’s audio due to a file copy mishap. It’s here in this version. Listen to this one.

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    November 14, 2019
    Not Playing Commentary: Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

    Welcome to the special members-only commentary track for this Not Playing bonus episode. Sync up this track with your own copy of Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw and watch along in real time with Lex and Dan!

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    October 10, 2019
    Not Playing Commentary: The Fate of the Furious

    Welcome to the special members-only commentary track for this Not Playing bonus episode. Sync up this track with your own copy of The Fate of the Furious and watch along in real time with Lex and Dan!

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    September 26, 2019
    Not Playing Commentary: Furious 7

    Welcome to the special members-only commentary track for this Not Playing bonus episode. Sync up this track with your own copy of Furious 7 and watch along in real time with Lex and Dan!

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    September 12, 2019
    Not Playing Commentary: Fast & Furious 6

    Welcome to the special members-only commentary track for this Not Playing bonus episode. Sync up this track with your own copy of Fast & Furious 6 and watch along in real time with Lex and Dan!

    Programming Note: This episode was recorded to the Extended Edition of Fast & Furious 6, available from Amazon among other places—other versions of the movie may not sync properly.

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    August 29, 2019
    Not Playing Commentary: Fast Five

    Welcome to the special members-only commentary track for this Not Playing bonus episode. Sync up this track with your own copy of Fast Five and watch along in real time with Lex and Dan!

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    July 19, 2019
    Not Playing Commentary: Fast and Furious

    Welcome to the special members-only commentary track for this Not Playing bonus episode. Sync up this track with your own copy of Fast and Furious and watch along in real time with Lex and Dan!

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    July 4, 2019
    Not Playing Commentary: The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift

    Welcome to the special members-only commentary track for this Not Playing bonus episode. Sync up this track with your own copy of The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift and watch along in real time with Lex and Dan!

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    June 20, 2019
    Not Playing Commentary: 2 Fast 2 Furious

    Welcome to the special members-only commentary track for this Not Playing bonus episode. Sync up this track with your own copy of 2 Fast 2 Furious and watch along in real time with Lex and Dan!

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    June 16, 2019
    Incomparable Spelling Bee - Test Yourself

    Coming later this week: The Incomparable Spelling Bee, hosted by Jean MacDonald! If you’d like to test yourself against the words our intrepid spellers faced, listen to this file. Score yourself 1 point per correct word when you listen to the episode.

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    June 6, 2019
    Not Playing Commentary: The Fast and the Furious

    Welcome to the special members-only commentary track for this Not Playing bonus episode. Sync up this track with your own copy of The Fast and the Furious and watch along in real time with Lex and Dan!

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    June 1, 2019
    In The Village: "Harmony" (2009)

    Erika and Steven are really living up to their “lazy” brand, taking only two days shy of a year to get back to the 2009 remake of The Prisoner. The first episode was mysterious and interesting and entertaining. Was the second episode? Why yes. Yes it was.

    What the hell is going on? We have no idea. But so far, we don’t even care.

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    May 6, 2019
    Robot or Not?: Hello, My Refrigerator, Hello

    Jason has some refrigerator-based follow-up for John. John has a clay bust of Lionel Richie for Jason.

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    April 28, 2019
    Klickitcast: PBS's "Ramona"

    Phil and John discuss the 1988 PBS series Ramona with its producers, Cecily and Larry Lancit.

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    April 11, 2019
    Somehow I Manage: Trivia Night!

    Somehow I Manage has somehow managed to convince a ream of Office fans to join us for our first ever Trivia Night Members Special!

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    April 10, 2019
    Lazy Doctor Who - Special Chat with Lizbeth Myles and Paul Cornell

    Because we love our listeners (especially our members—don’t tell the others!), we rounded up some special guests! Paul Cornell and Liz Myles join us to chat about Doctor Who and how it can be different watching it in context vs seeing random, scattered episodes. There are many delightful tangents, as you might expect.

    Enjoy hearing Liz and Paul talking on a podcast? Check out Hammer House of Podcast!

    Please note: There are some words you may think are swears that don’t count as swears in Scotland.

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    April 3, 2019
    Speedy Arrowcast: Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves

    Welcome to a very special episode of the Speedy Arrowcast as we discuss the 1991 Kevin Costner vehicle, Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves. Discussion topics include why Alan Rickman is in a different (and much better?) movie, why you burn down the forest before sending your mercenaries in, Kevin Costner’s impeccably feathered hair, and some striking similarities to another property that we can’t quite put our fingers on. Plus, the many and varied problems of a movie that kind of tries to be woke, but is resolutely stuck in the ’90s.

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    April 2, 2019
    Corner of the Sky: High School Adaptations

    There are many wonderful family-friendly musicals. And then there are the musicals that high schoolers actually want to perform. When drama club preferences run in conflict with school rules, it’s specially adapted junior versions to the rescue! In this bonus episode, special guest Kerri Kearse and I plan seasons of our imaginary schools’ drama department completely out of adult shows that had to be heavily adapted for a younger audience. Absurd lyric changes and discussions about the integrity of adaptations abound.

    Show notes:

    Ohio High School Fires Director for Staging Legally Blonde Musical

    Spring Awakening Cast does Grease

    Twitter Goes Wild for a High School Production of RENT

    Crucible Cast Party - SNL

    Corner of the Sky: The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

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    April 2, 2019
    Sophomore Lit: Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus

    Why do Martians like caves? Why Venusians be shoppin’? Kathy Campbell discusses the 1992 bestselling couples’ book, Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus.

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    March 30, 2019
    Rocket Surgery Film Festival: "The Howling Horror of Dracula"

    Jason Snell and panelists David Loehr, Don Melton, Jean MacDonald, Kathy Campbell, and Mikah Sargent all pile on a very sad “horror” movie from 1963, “The Howling Horror of Dracula.” Go go wolf-lady go!

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    March 30, 2019
    Rocket Surgery Film Festival: "Last Dance of the Devil's"

    Moises Chiullan hosts a panel featuring Annette Wierstra, John McCoy, and Cicero Holmes. They’re discussing the rightly forgotten post-apocalyptic 1993 film “Last Dance of the Devil’s”. Yes, the apostrophe is intentional.

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    March 28, 2019
    Beginner's Puck special: "The Cutting Edge"

    It’s a members-only special episode of Beginner’s Puck! We’re joined by special guest, author Racheline Maltese (After the Gold, A Queen from the North), as we discuss the fantastic 90s FromageCom The Cutting Edge. Deb and Erika bring hockey-eyes to the movie while Racheline, a figure skater and author of a skating romance novel, brings her skater-eyes.

    We talk about concussion protocol, bad 90s fashion, how Deb could have possibly missed this movie the first time around, career-ending injuries, and how ice is really, really hard. (Rachline’s broken arm is proof.) We had a ton of fun recording it and hope you enjoy listening!

    And if you’re looking for more ice romance, check out Racheline’s website, avian30.com, for a special deal on her Publisher Weekly’s 2018 BookLife Prize finalist novel After the Gold.

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    March 21, 2019
    Random Trek/TPK '19: "Romulan Season" (3 of 3)

    “Entropy’s Demise, Part 3.” The Constitution-class starship USS Hamilton holds the secret to the tachyon bursts that threaten the colony. The crew of the USS Incomparable boards the ship, but the Romulans also have designs on this dangerous technology.

    Scott McNulty: GM. Jason Snell: Capt. Thoros. Moises Chiullan: Cdr. Ikea. Dan Moren: Lt. Skub. Jean MacDonald: Lt. Cdr. Dofi. Monty Ashley: Lt. Solkar. Joe Rosensteel: Dr. Malm.

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    March 21, 2019
    Defocused: Lord Farquaad's Nipples

    Do all DreamWorks films feature bestiality?

    Shrek (2001)

    Defocused is a weekly show with Dan Sturm and Joe Rosensteel. This bonus episode has returning special guest Mikah Sargent.

    There is strong language in this episode.

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    March 19, 2019
    Random Trek/TPK '19: "The Bomb Situation" (2 of 3)

    “Entropy’s Demise, Part 2.” A secret Romulan base on a Federation colony leads the crew of the USS Incomparable to a surprising and secret part of Federation history.

    Scott McNulty: GM. Jason Snell: Capt. Thoros. Moises Chiullan: Cdr. Ikea. Dan Moren: Lt. Skub. Jean MacDonald: Lt. Cdr. Dofi. Monty Ashley: Lt. Solkar. Joe Rosensteel: Dr. Malm.

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    March 18, 2019
    The Orville S2E8-9 Review: "Identity" Parts 1 and 2

    Tinged with regret, here’s a Vulcan Hello/Random Trek bonus episode where Scott McNulty and Jason Snell share their feelings after watching a two-part episode from the second season of “The Orville.” People should like what they like, but this is not what we like.

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    March 17, 2019
    "Empire Strikes Back" commentary (Special Edition edition)

    Here’s a full-length commentary track for one of our favorite movies, “The Empire Strikes Back.” Cue up the film and get ready to watch it along with Jason Snell, John Siracusa, Dan Moren, Aleen Simms, David J. Loehr, and Kathy Campbell. Be sure to play back at 1x with all “Smart Speed” or similar silence-removal features turned OFF.

    This version matches the runtime of the NTSC Special Edition versions of “Empire Strikes Back,” so if you have a DVD or Blu-Ray or iTunes version, this is what you want. Our robot voice will remind you to sync things up every half hour or so.

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    March 17, 2019
    Random Trek/TPK '19: "Romulan in the Vineyard" (1 of 3)

    “Entropy’s Demise, Part 1.” Something is very wrong at a Federation colony near the Neutral Zone. A baby has grown up too fast, and an unreliable winemaker says he’s seen a Romulan in his vineyard. It’s up to Capt. Thoros and the USS Incomparable crew to figure out the truth.

    Scott McNulty: GM. Jason Snell: Capt. Thoros. Moises Chiullan: Cdr. Ikea. Dan Moren: Lt. Skub. Jean MacDonald: Lt. Cdr. Dofi. Monty Ashley: Lt. Solkar. Joe Rosensteel: Dr. Malm.

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    March 16, 2019
    "Empire Strikes Back" commentary

    Here’s a full-length commentary track for one of our favorite movies, “The Empire Strikes Back.” Cue up the film and get ready to watch it along with Jason Snell, John Siracusa, Dan Moren, Aleen Simms, David J. Loehr, and Kathy Campbell. Be sure to play back at 1x with all “Smart Speed” or similar silence-removal features turned OFF.

    This version matches the runtime of the original cut of “Empire Strikes Back”, or one of the various “despecialized” editions you can find on Internet trucks. If you watch one of the official releases it should be in the ballpark, though, and our robot voice will remind you to sync things up every half hour or so.

    ATTENTION PALS: If you’re in the UK or elsewhere that uses the PAL format and are viewing on a 25fps, sped-up version of the film, download this file instead: https://www.theincomparable.com/podcast/commentary-empire-pal.mp3

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    March 15, 2019
    Not Playing Commentary: Solo: A Star Wars Story

    Welcome to the special members-only commentary track for this Not Playing bonus episode. Sync up this track with your own copy of Solo: A Star Wars Story and watch along in real time with Lex and Dan!

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    March 9, 2019
    TL;DR Game Show pilot

    It’s time to try out a new game show; one we only just invented, and have never played before! Antony Johnston leads the charge into the unknown in this raw, unpolished version exclusively available to Incomparable members. The players are Kelly Guimont, Annette Wierstra, Dan Moren, and Kathy Campbell.

    WE WANT YOUR FEEDBACK! Let us know if you enjoyed this show, and any suggestions to help make it even more fun:

    Antony on twitter

    Antony’s email

    The Incomparable members’ Slack

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    March 4, 2019
    Robot or Not: Not Bacon

    This is not our episode about bacon. It’s the time when, immediately following Robot Or Not 152, we decided not to talk about bacon and then talked about bacon.

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    January 23, 2019
    I'm Batman

    Tony had this idea about doing a Batman voice…

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    January 22, 2019
    Robot or Not: About Theme Songs

    A plea for Robot or Not theme songs and jokey singing.

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    December 14, 2018
    Action Tony's Action Castle III

    It goes from book to podcast to Twitter back to podcast…. it’s Action Castle III! After we played Action Castle III on Game Show episode 95, Tony took to Twitter to do a “fun” interactive Action Castle game with listeners. The result took weeks and took over Tony’s life.

    Well, Tony has recovered, and now we’re here to wrap this members-only episode, stick a bow on it, and put it under the tree. It’s Jason and Tony—with guest NPC’s—re-enacting the Twitter shenanigans of Action Tony, as all of Twitter plays Action Castle III.

    Thanks for supporting The Incomparable!

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    October 30, 2018
    Corner of the Sky: Smash

    Even—especially—the most fervent Smash fans will tell you that it is completely ridiculous. The 2012 cult hit only lasted for two seasons, but there were enough scandals, plot twists, and dramatic songs to last a lifetime. Smash follows the writers, stars, and director of the musical Bombshell, the life story of Marilyn Monroe, and their attempt to mount it on Broadway. Actresses vie for the title role. Producers vie for capital. An absurd number of characters vie for other character’s beds. In the second season, Bombshell finds competition in the new musical Hit List, and several artists leave Bombshell to work on Hit Lit—because of course they do.

    With a ridiculously great Broadway actor-filled cast and a stunning number of original songs, Smash was something special. It inspired a lot of love even when the plot went off the rails, which was… often. This episode is cut together from five individual interviews of people’s completely opposite opinions on the show, including Incomparable panelists Monty Ashley and David Loehr.

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    October 5, 2018
    Earp Chirp VAM Bam: "End of the World as We Know It"

    Inside Wynonna Earp for season 3, episode 12, “War Paint”

    V.A.M. / vam / noun - value added material

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    October 5, 2018
    Earp Chirp VAM Bam: "Frenemies"

    Inside Wynonna Earp for season 3, episode 11, “Daddy Lessons”

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    September 28, 2018
    Earp Chirp VAM Bam: "Flesh and Blood"

    Inside Wynonna Earp for season 3, episode 10, “The Other Woman”

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    September 21, 2018
    Earp Chirp VAM Bam: "In Your Eyes"

    Inside Wynonna Earp for season 3, episode 9, “Undo It”

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    September 14, 2018
    Earp Chirp VAM Bam: "A Root Awakening"

    Inside Wynonna Earp for season 3, episode 8, “Waiting Forever for You”

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    September 14, 2018
    TPK: Shocktober 2018, part 2

    It’s Shocktober in Scaretember as our second visit to Seyvoth Manor continues with a really spooky library.

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    September 10, 2018
    TPK: Shocktober 2018, part 1

    You don’t have to wait, members! You can listen to Shocktober in Scaretember!

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    September 7, 2018
    Earp Chirp VAM Bam: "This Gnome's for You"

    Inside Wynonna Earp for season 3, episode 7, “I Fall to Pieces”

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    September 3, 2018
    Beginner's Puck special: "The Mighty Ducks"

    To celebrate the end of the longest, cruelest month in the hockey calendar, we’re bringing you another member’s special. Join Deb, Erika, and special guest, hockey-novice Liz Myles (Verity! and Hammer House of Podcast), as we watch The Might Ducks and get a, umm, unique perspective on hockey, lightsabers and The Flying V. #QuackQuack

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    August 31, 2018
    Earp Chirp VAM Bam: "Homestead for the Holidays"

    Inside Wynonna Earp for season 3, episode 6, “If We Make It Through December”

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    August 24, 2018
    Earp Chirp VAM Bam: "The Wild Bunch"

    Inside Wynonna Earp for season 3, episode 5, “Jolene”

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    August 24, 2018
    Earp Chirp VAM Bam: "Down the Rabbit Hole"

    Inside Wynonna Earp for season 3, episode 4, “No Cure for Crazy”

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    August 24, 2018
    Not Playing Commentary: Skyfall

    Welcome to the special members-only commentary track for this Not Playing bonus episode. Sync up this track with your own copy of Skyfall and watch along in real time with Lex and Dan!

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    August 10, 2018
    Earp Chirp VAM Bam: "The Show Must Go On"

    Inside Wynonna Earp for season 3, episode 3, “Colder Weather”

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    August 10, 2018
    Not Playing Commentary: Casino Royale

    Welcome to the special members-only commentary track for this Not Playing bonus episode. Sync up this track with your own copy of Casino Royale and watch along in real time with Lex and Dan!

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    July 27, 2018
    Not Playing Commentary: Goldeneye

    Welcome to the special members-only commentary track for this Not Playing bonus episode. Sync up this track with your own copy of GoldenEye and watch along in real time with Lex and Dan!

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    July 24, 2018
    Beginner's Puck special: "Goon: Last of the Enforcers"

    It’s another special members-only episode of Beginner’s Puck! Deb and Erika are once again joined by Lisa Schmeiser (The Incomparable and Phil and Lisa Ruin the Movies) as they discuss the sequel to Goon, Goon: Last of the Enforcers, the 2017 sports comedy that follows the continuing adventures of enforcer Doug Glatt. As usual, our little team breaks down the hockey stereotypes, hockey truths, and how this bro-ey of bro movies does or does not work as a good follow-up to the previous flick.

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    July 19, 2018
    Earp Chirp VAM Bam: "Check the Gate"

    Inside Wynonna Earp: interviews with season 2 directors

    V.A.M. / vam / noun - value added material

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    July 18, 2018
    Earp Chirp VAM Bam: "New Kids on the Block"

    Inside Wynonna Earp: interviews with new cast members for season 2

    V.A.M. / vam / noun - value added material

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    July 17, 2018
    Earp Chirp VAM Bam: "The Road Less Traveled"

    Inside Wynonna Earp: interviews with season 2 cast, crew, and producers

    V.A.M. / vam / noun - value added material

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    July 17, 2018
    Earp Chirp VAM Bam: "Serendipity"

    Inside Wynonna Earp for season 2, episode 12, “I Hope You Dance”

    V.A.M. / vam / noun - value added material

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    July 15, 2018
    Earp Chirp VAM Bam: "Altered State"

    Inside Wynonna Earp for season 2, episode 11, “Gone as a Girl Can Get”

    V.A.M. / vam / noun - value added material

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    July 13, 2018
    Not Playing Commentary: The Living Daylights

    Welcome to the special members-only commentary track for this Not Playing bonus episode. Sync up this track with your own copy of The Living Daylights and watch along in real time with Lex and Dan!

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    July 12, 2018
    Earp Chirp VAM Bam: "Calamity Comes to Town"

    Inside Wynonna Earp for season 2, episode 10, “I See a Darkness”

    V.A.M. / vam / noun - value added material

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    July 10, 2018
    Earp Chirp VAM Bam: "Games People Play"

    Inside Wynonna Earp for season 2, episode 9, “Forever Mine Nevermind”

    V.A.M. / vam / noun - value added material

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    July 8, 2018
    Earp Chirp VAM Bam: "Vision Quest"

    Inside Wynonna Earp for season 2, episode 8, “No Future in the Past”

    V.A.M. / vam / noun - value added material

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    July 5, 2018
    Earp Chirp VAM Bam: "Tastes Like Christmas"

    Inside Wynonna Earp for season 2, episode 7, “Everybody Knows”

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    July 3, 2018
    Earp Chirp VAM Bam: "Mother Time"

    Inside Wynonna Earp for season 2, episode 6, “Whiskey Lullaby”

    V.A.M. / vam / noun - value added material

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    July 1, 2018
    Earp Chirp VAM Bam: "Evil Woman"

    Inside Wynonna Earp for season 2, episode 5, “Let’s Pretend We’re Strangers”

    V.A.M. / vam / noun - value added material

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    June 29, 2018
    Not Playing Commentary: For Your Eyes Only

    Welcome to the special members-only commentary track for this Not Playing bonus episode. Sync up this track with your own copy of For Your Eyes Only and watch along in real time with Lex and Dan!

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    June 28, 2018
    Earp Chirp VAM Bam: "Enter the Demon"

    Inside Wynonna Earp for season 2, episode 4, “She Ain’t Right”

    V.A.M. / vam / noun - value added material

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    June 26, 2018
    Earp Chirp VAM Bam: "Haught Moves"

    Inside Wynonna Earp for season 2, episode 3, “Gonna Getcha Good”

    V.A.M. / vam / noun - value added material

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    June 24, 2018
    Earp Chirp VAM Bam: "Goo Gone Wild"

    Inside Wynonna Earp for season 2, episode 2, “Shed Your Skin”

    V.A.M. / vam / noun - value added material

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    June 21, 2018
    Earp Chirp VAM Bam: "Hit the Ground Running"

    Inside Wynonna Earp for season 2, episode 1, “Steel Bars and Stone Walls”

    V.A.M. / vam / noun - value added material

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    June 15, 2018
    Not Playing Commentary: On Her Majesty's Secret Service

    Welcome to the special members-only commentary track for this Not Playing bonus episode. Sync up this track with your own copy of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service and watch along in real time with Lex and Dan!

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    June 13, 2018
    Robot or Not: Cake or Pie?

    John Siracusa is asked to rule on whether he prefers cake or pie.

    When on Long Island, visit Briermere Farms. When in California’s central valley, visit Nature’s Country Corner.

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    June 3, 2018
    In The Village: "Arrival" (2009)

    Steven and Erika are back! As promised, we are diving into the 2009 remake? revival? reboot? re-imagining? of our beloved The Prisoner. The first episode is…not what we expected. Not that we expected anything in particular. But we were both quite surprised by our reactions!

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    June 1, 2018
    Not Playing Commentary: Goldfinger

    Welcome to the special members-only commentary track for this Not Playing bonus episode. Sync up this track with your own copy of Goldfinger and watch along in real time with Lex and Dan!

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    April 20, 2018
    Doctor Who Trivia!

    In a mash-up of Game Show, This Week in Time Travel, and Lazy Doctor Who, Steven Schapansky asks Doctor Who trivia questions to Jason Snell, Jean MacDonald, Alyssa Franke, Chip Sudderth, Erika Ensign, and Shannon Sudderth. To lose is to win, and he who wins shall lose!

    WARNING: SWEARING.

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    April 16, 2018
    Defocused: DreamWorks is the Deep State

    This is not about the socialist finger.

    Bee Movie (2007)

    Defocused is a weekly show with Dan Sturm and Joe Rosensteel. This bonus episode has returning special guest Mikah Sargent.

    There is strong language and discussion of bee anatomy.

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    April 13, 2018
    "Star Wars" commentary (Special Edition)

    Here’s a full-length commentary track for one of our favorite movies, the original “Star Wars.” Cue up the film and get ready to watch it along with Jason Snell, John Siracusa, Dan Moren, Monty Ashley, Kelly Guimont, and Shannon Sudderth.

    Though we watched the “despecialized” edition that matches the original 1977 version of this film, this version has been edited to match the runtime of the Special Edition cut of “Star Wars”, which should be the version available commercially. (There’s also a version in this feed that’s timed to the Despecialized version.)

    ATTENTION PALS: If you’re in the UK or elsewhere that uses the PAL format and are viewing on a 25fps, sped-up version of the film, download this retimed file instead: https://www.theincomparable.com/podcast/starwars-specialedition-pal.mp3

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    April 13, 2018
    "Star Wars" commentary (Original/Despecialized Edition)

    Here’s a full-length commentary track for one of our favorite movies, the original “Star Wars.” Cue up the film and get ready to watch it along with Jason Snell, John Siracusa, Dan Moren, Monty Ashley, Kelly Guimont, and Shannon Sudderth.

    This version matches the runtime of the original cut of “Star Wars”, or one of the various “despecialized” editions you can find on Internet trucks. We’ll also post a version in this feed that’s timed to the Special Edition version.

    ATTENTION PALS: If you’re in the UK or elsewhere that uses the PAL format and are viewing on a 25fps, sped-up version of the film, download this file instead: https://www.theincomparable.com/podcast/starwars-despecialized-pal.mp3

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    April 12, 2018
    The Villain Edit: It Can Get Worse, People

    Normally, The Villain Edit covers low-to-mid-tier reality shows. In this special bonus episode, Monty and Rhias talk about the shows that were much, much worse than that. And the good news is that there have been a LOT of them!

    (Note: some language is explicit, because it would be hard to even describe to show “Sex Box” without it.)

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    April 12, 2018
    This Year In Time Travel 2018

    An Incomparable Members’ Exclusive! Your favorite Incomparable Whovians get together for an all-star panel of punditry about the state of Doctor Who and its fandom in 2018.

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    April 11, 2018
    Klickitcast: Two Times the Fun

    Jimmy and Janet are twins. They have the same mother, the same father, and the same birthday, too. Jimmy always has Janet to play with and Janet always has Jimmy to play with. Even though Jimmy and Janet are both four years old, they do not always like the same things.

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    April 7, 2018
    Random Trek/TPK: "The Nightingale Incident"

    When the crew of the USS Incomparable is ordered to the Neutral Zone to aid a disabled Federation ship that has strayed into hostile territory, its crew must solve a mystery while warding off a belligerent Romulan commander.

    Scott McNulty: GM. Jason Snell: Capt. Thoros. Dan Moren: Cdr. Kaz. Jean MacDonald: Lt. Cdr. Dofi. Monty Ashley: Lt. Solkar. Joe Rosensteel: Dr. Malm. Tony Sindelar: Lt. Riom.

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    April 6, 2018
    The Glenning Show of Glenning about Glenn with Tony Sindelar

    It’s just what you didn’t ask for: Glenn answers questions about Glenn, moderated by your Internet buddy, Tony Sindelar.

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    April 5, 2018
    Sophomore Lit: "Flowers in the Attic"

    The teacher’s not looking! Time to discuss the dog-eared copy of V.C. Andrews’s Flowers in the Attic that we’ve been passing around! Lisa Schmeiser co-hosts this special members-only episode!

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    March 29, 2018
    Not Playing Commentary: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

    Welcome to the special members-only commentary track for this Not Playing bonus episode. Sync up this track with your own copy of Star Wars: The Last Jedi and watch along in real time with Lex and Dan!

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    March 17, 2018
    SestraCast Commentary: Natural Selection (S1E1)

    A special Orphan Black commentary track for Incomparable Members only! Jean and Kathy returned to the very first episode, Natural Selection, from Season 1 and recorded their commentary as they revisited their favorite characters, favorite lines, and of course, favorite butts. Now you can rewatch this episode with us—it will be like we are sitting on your couch with you! Thanks again, members! We love making this show for you. (The first four minutes are pre-show chit chat. We alert you when to click PLAY at the 3:57 mark.)

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    March 16, 2018
    TPK Gamma World 11: That's My Clampy Hand!

    Concluding our binge-worthy drop of a new TPK season just for members with a special guest villain!

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    March 16, 2018
    TPK Gamma World 10: Unreliable Jetpack

    Continuing our binge-worthy drop of a new TPK season just for members.

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    March 16, 2018
    TPK Gamma World 9: Tony's Mom Is the Real Game Master

    Continuing our binge-worthy drop of a new TPK season just for members.

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    March 16, 2018
    TPK Gamma World 8: File a Radar

    Continuing our binge-worthy drop of a new TPK season just for members.

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    March 16, 2018
    TPK Gamma World 7: Robot or Not?

    Continuing our binge-worthy drop of a new TPK season just for members.

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    March 16, 2018
    TPK Gamma World 6: Dump Zone

    Continuing our binge-worthy drop of a new TPK season just for members.

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    March 16, 2018
    TPK Gamma World 5: Robotic Neutral

    Continuing our binge-worthy drop of a new TPK season just for members.

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    March 16, 2018
    TPK Gamma World 4: Death and Dying in Gamma World

    Continuing our binge-worthy drop of a new TPK season just for members.

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    March 16, 2018
    TPK Gamma World 3: Daiquiri Whacker

    Continuing our binge-worthy drop of a new TPK season just for members.

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    March 16, 2018
    TPK Gamma World 2: Zombacon

    Continuing our binge-worthy drop of a new TPK season just for members.

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    March 16, 2018
    TPK Gamma World 1: Bob to the Third Degree

    Out of the post-apocalyptic wastes comes our new band of adventurers.

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    January 9, 2018
    Friends In Your Ears

    Friends In Your Ears is a podcast where Kathy Campbell interviews podcasters about their favorite podcasts. In this episode Kathy talks to Allison Truj and Brian Hamilton.

    Truj

    Brian

    Brian

    Truj

    Truj

    Brian

    BONUS

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    December 31, 2017
    387: Good Job, Jerks - The Best of 2017

    Next year’s/tomorrow’s episode, today! Thanks for being a member.

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    September 7, 2017
    Not Playing Commentary: Star Wars: The Force Awakens

    Welcome to the special members-only commentary track for Not Playing Season 3, Episode 8. Sync up this track with your own copy of Star Wars: The Force Awakens and watch along in real time with Lex and Dan!

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    September 3, 2017
    Radio Theater Live: The Fog "Vengeance of the Scarab"

    In which the Fog rolls in, and in, and in, and Maisie could use a lozenge. Recorded live at the Know Theatre, August 14, 2017

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    September 2, 2017
    Radio Theater Live: The Fog "The Scarab Strikes!"

    In which Margo does some detective work, and our hero seems to be missing in action…or is he? Recorded live at the Know Theatre, August 7, 2017

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    September 1, 2017
    Radio Theater Live: The Fog "Kiss of the Scarab"

    In which our hero is confronted with another masked avenger, and Margo sees a Broadway show because she knows a guy. Recorded live at the Know Theatre of Cincinnati, Ohio, July 31, 2017.

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    August 24, 2017
    Not Playing Commentary: Return of the Jedi

    Welcome to the special members-only commentary track for Not Playing Season 3, Episode 7. Sync up this track with your own copy of Return of the Jedi (the Despecialized Edition) and watch along in real time with Lex and Dan!

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    August 15, 2017
    Robot or Not/Roboism: Elon's Musk

    John and Jason parachute into a special episode of Relay FM’s Roboism podcast for this special cross-network membership bonus. If you enjoy this episode, check out Roboism!

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    August 10, 2017
    Not Playing Commentary: The Empire Strikes Back

    Welcome to the special members-only commentary track for Not Playing Season 3, Episode 6. Sync up this track with your own copy of The Empire Strikes Back (the Despecialized Edition) and watch along in real time with Lex and Dan!

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    August 6, 2017
    Phil & Lisa Ruin the Movies: "Suicide Squad"

    You asked for it, now you’re going to get it — you terrible people. You demanded Phil and Lisa watch “Suicide Squad”, and they went and did it, so the least you can do is listen to this episode.

    MOVIES RUINED: “Suicide Squad”, “The Dirty Dozen”.

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    August 2, 2017
    "Back to the Future" Commentary

    Jason Snell, Steve Lutz, Aleen Simms, David J. Loehr, and Jean MacDonald provide a live commentary track for “Back to the Future.”

    (Apologies to people who are watching the PAL sped-up version of this movie; you can download a sped-up version of our track at https://www.theincomparable.com/podcast/commentary-bttf-pal.mp3.)

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    July 27, 2017
    Not Playing Commentary: Star Wars

    Welcome to the special members-only commentary track for Not Playing Season 3, Episode 5. Sync up this track with your own copy of Star Wars (the Despecialized Edition) and watch along in real time with Lex and Dan!

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    July 20, 2017
    Random Trek 157: More Trek

    Don and Scott talk about how you kids today don’t appreciate the things you have. And the Trek movies are discussed.

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    July 13, 2017
    Not Playing Commentary: Rogue One

    Welcome to the special members-only commentary track for Not Playing Season 3, Episode 4. Sync up this track with your own copy of Rogue One and watch along in real time with Lex and Dan!

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    June 29, 2017
    Not Playing Commentary: Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

    Welcome to the special members-only commentary track for Not Playing Season 3, Episode 3. Sync up this track with your own copy of Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith and watch along in real time with Lex and Dan!

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    June 16, 2017
    Robot or Not: Gone Home

    John asks Jason if “Gone Home” is a video game.

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    June 15, 2017
    Not Playing Commentary: Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

    Welcome to the special members-only commentary track for Not Playing Season 3, Episode 2. Sync up this track with your own copy of Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones and watch along in real time with Lex and Dan!

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    June 1, 2017
    Not Playing Commentary: Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

    Welcome to the special members-only commentary track for Not Playing Season 3, Episode 1. Sync up this track with your own copy of Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace and watch along in real time with Lex and Dan!

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    April 18, 2017
    Radio Theater (live in San Francisco 2015)

    Performed at the Layers conference in San Francisco in June 2015, this live Radio Theater includes portions of what would become “Tommy Preston in Farfutureland” along with some material not yet heard anywhere else. Featuring David J. Loehr, Dan Moren, Serenity Caldwell, Jason Snell, Michael B. Johnson, Jonathan Mann, Allen Pike, and Karen Pike.

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    April 18, 2017
    Radio Theater: "Marjorie Carter" (Live in Ireland 2015)

    Recorded in Ireland at Úll 2015 and previously thought lost, here is a live performance of “Marjorie Carter: Freelance Adventuress.” Now follow the history: This was performed before episodes 8 and 10 of the first season of Radio Theater, but explains the Irish setting. It also features a resolution to the story that has not yet been resolved in the “real” Radio Theater! Starring Serenity Caldwell, Jessie Char, James Thomson, Rene Ritchie, with Jason Snell and a few special guests.

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    April 15, 2017
    Not the Star Wars Trailer Analysis

    The STAR WARS analysis we refused to provide! Assembled by Iain MacKinnon from an idea by Antony Johnston. So cruel, these Brits.

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    April 1, 2017
    Klickitcast member bonus: "Leave it to Beaver"

    For this bonus episode, Phil and John discuss Cleary’s little-remembered novelizations of Leave it to Beaver. John admits he’s never seen the show. Phil admits he’s seen every episode. Plus we discuss the movie-and-television tie-ins of our youth.

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    March 24, 2017
    Beginner's Puck special: "Goon"

    It’s a special members-only episode of Beginner’s Puck! Deb and Erika are joined by Lisa Schmeiser (“The Incomparable” and “Phil and Lisa Ruin the Movies”) as they discuss “Goon”, the 2011 sports comedy about bros, fighting and what it means to be part of a team. Loosely based on the life of enforcer Doug Smith, the Beginner’s Puck crew breaks down the hockey stereotypes, hockey truths and how this bro-iest of bro movies is weirdly enlightened.

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    March 24, 2017
    Afoot/Game Show bonus: Murder, She Rolled

    Everywhere Jessica Fletcher goes, murder follows. That’s true in the long-running Murder, She Wrote TV series and in the board game loosely connected with the program that we play in this member’s bonus crossover episode of Afoot/Game Show. Each of the four players is a Jessica Fletcher, visiting an island with nine inhabitants who are killed one by one. One of the Jessicas needs to figure out which of her number is the killer and reach the accusing square before the murderer flees the island to freedom! Check the show notes for a link to a video version of this episode, where you can see the position on the board (and amusing labels one of our players adds) as we play.

    Glenn Fleishman hosts, with guests Katie Lane, Dylan Meconis, Erika Ensign, and Monty Ashley.

    A video version of this episode is available at theincomparable.com/podcast/video/murdersherolled.mp4 and is secretly on YouTube, too.

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    March 22, 2017
    Total Party Kill bonus: Dragonforge Goes Shopping!

    Time for Pieter, Olestran, Flessa, and Riswynn to take some of their earnings from the most recent Dragonforge adventure and spend it in the marketplace! Nothing bad ever happened in the marketplace, right?

    (This episode takes place immediately following Total Party Kill 104.)

    You can also watch this on YouTube via this secret URL: https://youtu.be/lyVBkk4HaCE

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    March 18, 2017
    The Villain Edit: Prehistoric Reality Shows

    Normally, The Villain Edit talks about reality shows like Forged in Fire and RuPaul’s Drag Race. But for this special bonus episode, the topic is the ancestors of reality television, from the murky before-time when The Real World had not yet come into being. Monty and Rhias cover An American Family (the very serious 1971 PBS Miniseries that The Real World is kind of based on), Real Life (the great Albert Brooks movie, which parodied An American Family and perfectly predicted producer meddling), and The Year of the Sex Olympics (a 1968 British television play that is not as interesting as it sounds, even though it did kind of predict reality shows).

    An American Family http://www.pbs.org/show/american-family/

    Real Life http://www.albertbrooks.com/movies/real-life/

    The Year of the Sex Olympics https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TheYearoftheSex_Olympics

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    March 15, 2017
    Unjustly Maligned 2017 Members Bonus Episode

    A special members-only bonus episode, featuring listener contributions, Antony answering your questions, and even the evil goateed mirror universe UMP…!

    Links:

    David Schaub (“Hackers”)

    Brandon Minich (“We Built This City”)

    Dan Wearsch (“Willow”)

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    March 13, 2017
    Defocused: Moore's Law of Time Bubbles

    They were all full of spider tryptophan.

    For our member thank-you bonus episode, we’re joined by Random Trek’s own Scott McNulty to discuss Lost in Space (1998).

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    March 13, 2017
    TV Talk Machine presents "Tim TV"

    Tim Goodman programs his own TV streaming service!

    Covered:

    Mad Men, The Wire, Breaking Bad, The Sopranos

    The Shield, Buffy

    The Americans, Game of Thrones

    Fargo, Rectify

    The West Wing, The X-Files, Northern Exposure

    Louie, Simpsons, Seinfeld, Arrested Development, South Park

    Battlestar Galactica

    Bob’s Burgers

    Maisy

    Prime Suspect, Cracker, Life on Mars, Monty Python

    Adam 12, Dragnet, Hill Street Blues, Homicide, NYPD Blue, Southland

    (And the Fan TV app.)

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    March 11, 2017
    Bonus Track: The Incomparable 343

    David’s Ouzo story, and a lot about James Bond, because Timothy Dalton is in “The Rocketeer.”

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    March 10, 2017
    Lazy Doctor Who/Game Show: Who Complete Me

    Erika plays game-show host to Steven and a bunch of Incomparable guests as they try to figure out what people have googled about Doctor Who. Low Definition fans may find this silly bonus ep rather familiar in format!

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    March 9, 2017
    Sophomore Lit: "Jonathan Livingston Seagull"

    In this member bonus episode, Christy Admiraal of The Toast joins John McCoy as we try to explain the inexplicable bestseller, “Jonathan Livingston Seagull.”

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    March 8, 2017
    Random Trek: "Yesteryear" (TAS)

    For our member thank-you bonus episode, Joe Rosensteel joins Scott to discuss Star Trek: The Animated Series’ “Yesteryear.” Listen for a discussion of the fast-paced Spock-on-Spock action.

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    March 6, 2017
    Radio Theater: "Full Fathom Five" (rough draft)

    A special rough-draft version of an episode from the forthcoming second season of The Incomparable Radio Theater.

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    March 5, 2017
    Bonus Track: The Incomparable 342

    Much, much more about “Unbreakable.”

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    March 4, 2017
    "Raiders of the Lost Ark" commentary

    Kicking off a March full of member bonus episodes, here’s a full-length commentary track for one of our favorite movies, “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” Cue up the film and get ready to watch it along with Jason Snell, John Siracusa, Dan Moren, Monty Ashley, and David J. Loehr.

    ATTENTION PALS: If you’re in the UK or elsewhere that uses the PAL format and are viewing on a 25fps, sped-up version of the film, download this file instead: https://www.theincomparable.com/podcast/firstclass-raiders-pal.mp3

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    February 25, 2017
    Bonus Track: The Incomparable 341

    Some during- and post-Rocket Surgery nonsense.

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    February 18, 2017
    Bonus Track: The Incomparable 340

    Stuff cut from our episode about “Castle in the Sky.”

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    January 29, 2017
    Call for Listener Submissions: Unjustly Maligned

    Hi there, members. In March we’re going to create a bunch of bonus material across all the shows in the network as a way to thank our existing members and encourage more people to become members.

    One of the special shows that month will be an Unjustly Maligned powered by you, the members! Listen to this brief audio explanation from Antony Johnston and then submit your entries.

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    January 1, 2017
    333b: Jason, Don't You Dare Cut This Out

    This episode contains clips that didn’t make it into our 2016 Clip Show episode. It’s the very best of the cutting room floor!

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    October 15, 2016
    Total Party Kill: Shocktober 2016 omnibus

    The complete, edited version of Shocktober 2016. This is essentially episodes 89-92 of TPK, all cut together. And yes, episodes 91 and 92 aren’t out yet, so you are getting this ahead of time because we love you and thank you for being a member.

    (This file was bad at about the 2 hour mark the first time we uploaded it. Stupid Logic. Stupid quality control. It’s fixed now, so if you start hearing weird sounds, re-download.)

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    October 8, 2016
    Bonus Track: The Incomparable 321

    More stuff about “Toy Story 3.”

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    October 1, 2016
    Bonus Track: The Incomparable 320

    More nonsense from “Frankenstein Island.”

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    September 19, 2016
    Total Party Kill: Shocktober 2015

    Last year’s Shocktober surprise, “A Night in Seyvoth Manor,” all wrapped up into a single episode. This story will be, surprisingly, continued next month. Same characters! More hijinks!

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    September 17, 2016
    Bonus Track: The Incomparable 318

    The conspiracy theories of Siracusa County.

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    September 4, 2016
    2016 Parsec Award submission

    We just won the Parsec Award for best general fan/news podcast at DragonCon. Here’s the file we submitted for consideration.

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    August 21, 2016
    Summer Superhero Spectacular, Round One

    The complete round one! No breaks, no ads! Just 100 percent unadulterated nonsense.

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    August 13, 2016
    Star Wars Episode I: The Complete Edition

    Back in 2014 we watched “Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace” and then reviewed it. Mercilessly. This is a special cut of the two-part episode, putting everything back together in a single audio file for your listening pleasure.

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    August 13, 2016
    Star Wars Episode II: The Complete Edition

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

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    August 13, 2016
    Star Wars Episode III: The Complete Edition

    We stuck this on the Greatest Hits feed a while ago but seemingly nobody noticed. Anyway, enjoy this complete, no-ads, no-breaks version of our episode about Star Wars Episode III.

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    July 23, 2016
    Bonus Track: All-Girl "Sneakers"

    Extras from Incomparable 310: Gilmore Girls, Omar comin’, Ed Begley, and Lisa threatens some fantasy casting.

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    July 19, 2016
    Bonus Track: Low Definition 6

    Antony does Karaoke, a discussion of metal bands, and Superman III.

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    July 16, 2016
    Bonus Track: Incomparable 309

    The panel nitpicks Jason about Robotech and he doesn’t care. Chip tries to ruin Erika’s life via Lego.

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    July 9, 2016
    Bonus Track: Incomparable 308

    Panelists are all just noises to Jason. And what happens when you’re doing a podcast and a game show breaks out?

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    July 3, 2016
    Bonus Track: Incomparable 307

    Logic problems with “Cool Cat.”

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    June 18, 2016
    Bonus Track: Incomparable 305

    A lot of theories about where Woody comes from leads to a murder conspiracy theory about Andy’s dad. And more shenanigans!

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    June 11, 2016
    Bonus Track: Incomparable 304

    Batman Minus Batman, Legends of Tomorrow sing-along, and the publishing industry gets new life on the moon.

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    June 4, 2016
    Bonus Track: Incomparable 303

    “X-Men” Xtras with Merlin Mann, Lisa Schmeiser, Helene Wecker, and Monty Ashley.

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    May 20, 2016
    Dragonforge & Associates II, Session 2 (Unedited Audio)

    This is the complete (unedited, but cleaned up) audio from the next TPK session, which will comprise episodes 80-82.

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    May 11, 2016
    Complete Dragonforge & Associates, Vol. 1

    Edited together into omnibus form, this is the entire first Total Party Kill adventure from Dragonforge & Associates.