No movie this week. Coffee! Espresso! Corndog problem-solving!
Friendly Competition 6
Will you listen if we reveal that there’s no 20 Questions round this time?
Muppet Movie Pitches
Muppet movies we’d like to see.
Trivial Retreat 2
We can’t remember how this works, but it’s certainly trivial.
Defocused 326: Next
We talk about the very bad Nicolas Cage movie “Next” for 57 minutes, and then we have an aftershow where we talk about the “recipes” section of the Wonder Bread website.
"Invincible" (season 1)
Contains pre-spoiler horn for those interested in hearing why you should watch.
Defocused 325: Source Code
No you can’t!
Novel Shortlists Book Club, Part 1
“The City We Became”, “Black Sun”, and “Piranesi.” Plus: What are we reading?
Defocused 324: Tenet
It’s safe to say that this wasn’t Christopher Nolan’s best work.
Defocused 323: Palm Springs
Like Groundhog Day but with more stuff.
Low Definition XXII
Who wants a rounded dowel?
The Falcon and the Winter Soldier
They’re just a couple of guys.
Fun, intense movie, but why is it a franchise?
Defocused 322: Paycheck
There is some colorful (blue) language in this episode.
Auteur Superhero Mad Libs Pitch Session
It’s the highest of concepts.
No movie this week. Talking about stuff and things - and food. Always food.
Miyazaki Club Finale
One more look back on the films of Hayao Miyazaki.
Helene Wecker and "The Hidden Palace"
A lot of stuff happened between the publication of “The Golem and the Jinni” and the forthcoming release of “The Hidden Palace.” We take a journey through building a book with Helene Wecker.
(Fair warning: there are some very minor spoilers in this podcast. We think you can handle it, but if you are entirely spoiler averse, look away!)
"Star Trek VI"
One Klingon to read the rules, another to carry the box.
Defocused 320: Jumper
At least it’s only an hour and a half.
Defocused 319: Detective Pikachu
Maybe there are some issues with the writing.
Rocket Surgery: "Kill and Kill Again"
They don’t kill again. Hot Dog!
"Chariots of Fire" and "Amadeus"
We watch Best Pictures from the 80s! Also at the end we do some 2020 favorite films nonsense, if you’re into that sort of thing.
"WandaVision" season wrap-up
What are podcasts, but conversations persevering?
Saga of Rereading Epics: Magnificat & Wrap-up
This epic-length (see what I did there?) bootleg includes our episode about Magnificat as well as our series wrap-up episode.
Game Show: UK Triv VIII
How many twos can our North Americans roll while trying to answer questions from an original 1983 British edition of Trivial Pursuit? Two many.
Shakespeare Club: Taming of the Shrew
Billy Shakes, we have some script notes.
The blazers weren’t the only things that were unstructured.
A flyin’ pig!