About Us

Tim Goodman, chief television critic for The Hollywood Reporter, talks regularly with Jason Snell about what’s going on in television, what shows to watch, and what shows to skip. A thing of beauty and a kick in the ass.

Here’s a list of the episodes from the original TV Talk Machines, with download links.

All Mod Cons was another Tim Goodman podcast, from fall 2013. You can find all 7 episodes at Mule Radio.

TVTM Vol. 3 #7: Buzz Shows (1/2014, 32:30)

TVTM Vol. 3 #6: Best of 2013 part 3 (12/2013, 18:55)

TVTM Vol. 3 #5: Best Comedies (11/2013, 38:02)

TVTM Vol. 3 #4: Winter Press Tour (11/7/2013, 38:02)

TVTM Vol. 3 #3: Homeland Security (11/7/2013, 33:26)

TVTM Vol. 3 #2: Fall 2013 (10/7/2013, 58:21)

TVTM Vol. 3 #1: Looking Back at Emmy Snubs and Surprises (7/21/2013, 26:00)

174-179: TVTM 2.0 #7: This is The End
(6/26/2013, 82:00)

173: TVTM 2.0 #6: Whores Aplenty
(5/3/2012, 66:08)

172: TVTM 2.0 #5: Illuminate the Rim
(12/14/2011, 74:21)

171: TVTM 2.0 #4: Big Driedel
(12/14/2011, 70:49)

170: TVTM 2.0 #3: Finish Strong
(10/12/2011, 72:46)

169: TVTM 2.0 #2: The Cop in the Hat
(9/22/2011, 76:58)

168: TVTM 2.0 #1
(09/6/2011, 70:14)

167: The Hell Week Aftermath Edition
(09/27/2010, 63:40)

166: Interview with Ken Burns and Lynn Novick
(09/14/2010, 52:53)

165: The Emmy Recap Edition
(08/30/2010, 60:59)

164: TV Information Overload Edition
(08/09/2010, 62:41)

163: The FCC Can’t Stop This Obscenity Edition
(07/23/2010, 68:13)

162: The Emmy Nominated Edition
(07/07/2010, 62:29)

161: The Hand of Pod: The World Cup Edition
(06/14/2010, 45:05)

160: The Coach Wooden Remembrance Edition
(06/07/2010, 57:34)

159: Whining-Free Zone Edition
(06/02/2010, 77:45)

158: The Re-Make Edition
(05/10/2010, 52:50)

157: Not The World’s Worst Podcast
(05/05/2010, 65:49)

156: The Sports Edition
(04/26/2010, 54:29)

155: The Email Edition
(04/12/2010, 73:47)

154: The Fill-In Edition
(03/30/2010, 62:18)

153: Tim makes love to The Pacific
(03/18/2010, 59:05)

152: Vince Gilligan, creator of “Breaking Bad”
(03/11/2010, 63:06)

151: New Spring TV shows to watch, Olympics wrap
(03/06/2010, 55:24)

150: Third anniversary edition
(02/17/2010, 55:26)

149: A Very Special TVTM Christmas, Part 2: Dreidel Time
(12/11/2009, 49:24)

148: A Very Special TVTM Christmas
(12/10/2009, 56:30)

147: Fast and Powerful
(12/07/2009, 33:45)

146: Ho Ho… Hos.
(12/02/2009, 47:58)

145: My aim is true
(11/18/2009, 48:15)

144: Lost in Space
(11/18/2009, 51:59)

143: Feminine Mystique
(11/03/2009, 35:50)

142: Mad Women
(11/03/2009, 56:55)

141: Taldar’s Challenge
(10/30/2009, 48:24)

140: Canadian Bacon
(10/27/2009, 46:37)

139: Singing with Glee
(10/16/2009, 35:50)

138: Strikes Back
(10/12/2009, 46:28)

137: The Beginning of the End? (Second Installment)
(09/22/2009, 41:16)

136: The Beginning of the End? (First Installment)
(09/21/2009, 48:07)

135: Demoted Question Boy Is Now Best Boy
(09/14/2009, 46:51)

134: The TV-Related Podcast
(09/14/2009, 50:09)

133: Hootenanny Special (Second Installment)
(09/08/2009, 50:16)

132: Hootenanny Special (First Installment)
(09/08/2009, 48:46)

131: The Angry ‘Cast
(09/01/2009, 71:34)

130: The Twitter Edition
(08/28/2009, 38:19)

129: The one where QB tries to do Ted Kennedy and fails
(08/28/2009, 42:15)

128: The one where QB isn’t here and we rip him
(08/17/2009, 61:57)

127: With special guest Walter Cronkite
(07/20/2009, 58:23)

126: Everything you need to know about packaging
(07/06/2009, 53:46)

125: Featuring a Very Special PSA
(06/30/2009, 48:14)

124: Dedicated to Ed McMahon
(06/29/2009, 44:24)

123: Worst. Podcast. Ever.
(06/08/2009, 55:56)

122: The oxygen-free podcast
(06/04/2009, 54:47)

121: The Leno-bashing podcast
(06/01/2009, 46:34)

120: Annoy Pod
(05/11/2009, 46:17)

119: Who’s on the bubble (not us)
(05/11/2009, 48:25)

118: Benny’s still around!
(05/04/2009, 40:45)

117: Benny’s farewell
(05/04/2009, 44:20)

116: Question Boy’s Voiceapalooza
(04/28/2009, 49:44)

115: Benny not on the knobs
(04/27/2009, 42:35)

114: A Very Special Podcast
(04/20/2009, 49:32)

113: End-of-the-season news
(04/20/2009, 47:30)

112: A bunch of potty mouths
(04/09/2009, 49:55)

111: Amber adds value to an otherwise value-free podcast
(04/06/2009, 48:13)

110: Question Boy ordered to do more voices
(03/31/2009, 30:25)

109: “Benny’s Corner” returns!
(03/30/2009, 45:25)

108: Episode 108
(03/25/2009, 43:32)

107: More Benny Love!
(03/23/2009, 44:36)

106: Benny and the Butt Call
(03/17/2009, 39:19)

105: With Bob from the 707
(03/16/2009, 39:50)

104: Episode 104
(03/09/2009, 50:59)

103: Episode 103
(03/09/2009, 40:50)

102: Chatting with Mitchell Hurwitz, Will Arnett from “Arrested Development”
(03/02/2009, 47:58)

101: Angry Regis and Crazy Dora head to “Bars”
(02/25/2009, 45:46)

100: Hitting the century mark with an Oscar break down
(02/23/2009, 50:35)

99: Question Boy, man of a thousand voices
(02/20/2009, 51:19)

98: Conan, Leno switch could change both
(02/17/2009, 46:48)

97: Luscious mullets and TVTM dreams
(02/11/2009, 47:16)

96: Asking Amber about “Dollhouse;” Mugs from Hanna
(02/09/2009, 44:58)

95: The Chaser Edition
(02/04/2009, 44:00)

XCIV: The Steel Shorty Robe
(02/02/2009, 39:46)

93: Tell us what you do while listening to French Walton
(01/28/2009, 35:31)

92: Now on Facebook; Trust Me; What’s on your iPod?
(01/26/2009, 40:10)

91: Lipstick in or out, Big Bang up or down
(01/20/2009, 44:40)

90: TV shows President Obama should watch
(01/19/2009, 44:24)

89: Sheri From The Vale, Part Deux
(01/14/2009, 43:34)

88: Guest Question Girl, Rush Limbaugh and Richard Nixon
(01/12/2009, 44:53)

87: Will “Caprica” launch?
(01/09/2009, 47:06)

86: TV’s Top 25, with Mimosas
(01/05/2009, 45:03)

85: Wrapping up the year
(12/17/2008, 42:15)

84: Back just in time for the holidays
(12/15/2008, 45:05)

83: Weekend Companion
(11/14/2008, 45:35)

82: How the sausage is made
(11/14/2008, 46:47)

81: Putting the “lune” in Lunesta
(11/06/2008, 29:07)

80: Election day podcast; Ask Amber has the answers
(11/03/2008, 33:05)

79: Deconstructing “Mad Men;’ QB and Heather?
(10/29/2008, 46:21)

78: Back by popular demand
(10/27/2008, 42:20)

77: One more for the road
(09/30/2008, 39:07)

76: Question Girl Girlina visits the podcave
(09/29/2008, 44:31)

75: This podcast recorded in front of a live studio audience
(09/28/2008, 51:15)

74: Mr. Cranky Pants slams the Emmys
(09/23/2008, 47:05)

73: Parallel worlds, parallel podcasts
(09/16/2008, 46:10)

72: New television season around the bend
(09/15/2008, 36:30)

71: Life Could Be A Dream
(09/10/2008, 38:35)

70: Return of the TVTM
(09/08/2008, 40:22)

69: The multimedia edition
(07/29/2008, 35:53)

68: Fall TV shows, Hanna from Sweden and Ask Amber
(07/28/2008, 40:35)

67: Death March With Cocktails - Cast of Mad Men
(07/11/2008, 5:14)

66: Death March With Cocktails - Spike Lee
(07/11/2008, 4:01)

65: The international cougar edition
(07/02/2008, 49:27)

64: Theater of the mindless
(06/30/2008, 47:06)

63: The Mighty Goodman Art Players
(06/11/2008, 51:27)

62: You are what you watch
(06/09/2008, 44:22)

61: A floating ball of nuclear fusion
(06/03/2008, 33:14)

60: Gilmore Girls, Hayden Panettiere and cougars
(06/02/2008, 33:17)

59: A Sudoku companion
(05/29/2008, 46:20)

58: shifting into “Top Gear” and looking for “Action”
(05/21/2008, 42:08)

57: Waning enthusiasm, great drama and cheesy imitations
(05/19/2008, 46:01)

56: Tim Goodman, at your service
(05/13/2008, 49:04)

55: TV across all borders
(05/12/2008, 51:14)

54: Where Are You?
(04/30/2008, 35:12)

53: The wide world of television
(04/28/2008, 38:42)

52: Fantasy reality shows, a Sopranos flick and apologies
(04/22/2008, 35:30)

51: From Amy Sedaris to the Dalai Lama
(04/21/2008, 37:15)

50: The Golden Shorty Robe Podcast
(04/16/2008, 40:00)

49: Paris, je t’aime
(04/14/2008, 36:20)

48: “Miss Guided” and “Lost” on “Twin Peaks”
(04/07/2008, 40:42)

47: Questions from the TVTM hotline and mailbag
(04/02/2008, 41:22)

46: A conversation with Eddie Izzard of “The Riches”
(03/31/2008, 44:11)

45: Avatar, come back; Boxing the Bionic Woman
(03/18/2008, 29:48)

44: The BBC and the TVTM
(03/17/2008, 33:11)

43: Too many TV doctors, not enough shoe salesmen
(03/11/2008, 32:26)

42: “The Wire,” R.I.P.
(03/10/2008, 34:51)

41: The Unit’s appeal, Breaking Bad’s chances and an angry Regis
(02/27/2008, 23:29)

40: De-constructing the Oscar telecast; three top TV shows
(02/25/2008, 26:35)

39: Can big-screen directors fit on the small screen?
(02/21/2008, 21:44)

38: Conspiracies against gay soap characters, Obama, Dora and Goodman?
(02/20/2008, 23:23)

37: Rating Hannah Montana, Mr. Rogers, Dora and Avatar
(02/11/2008, 43:53)

36: The TV hot stove league
(02/05/2008, 43:43)

35: What CBS might do to “Dexter;” how soaps survived strike; closing out Scrubs
(01/16/2008, 25:21)

34: Golden Globe winners and losers with Question Girl Number 2
(01/14/2008, 31:04)

33: What Writers Guild strike means for viewers in coming weeks
(01/08/2008, 42:01)

32: Catching up on TV questions before the holidays
(12/11/2007, 45:38)

31: Actor Michael C. Hall on playing killer of killers in “Dexter”
(11/13/2007, 28:35)

30: Part 2 of Question Girl’s debut; The TV show that made Tim cry
(11/06/2007, 30:11)

29: At long last, the debut of Question Girl
(11/05/2007, 36:47)

28: Spanning the globe with questions about TV
(10/30/2007, 44:26)

27: Ricky Gervais - Philosophies for comedy, fame and life
(10/23/2007, 31:32)

26: David Duchovny on playing Hank Moody in “Californication”
(10/22/2007, 27:00)

25: A cranky pants podcast
(10/16/2007, 39:30)

24: Question Girl winner; how TV shows survive; an Ugly Betty prediction
(10/09/2007, 37:38)

23: Reality show podcast - Contestants vie to be crowned Question Girl
(10/02/2007, 41:11)

22: “Cane” and “Reaper” lead big week for fall TV season
(09/26/2007, 41:11)

21: Uneven Emmy censorship; what to watch on TV this fall
(09/18/2007, 34:45)

20: Back in time for the fall television season
(09/11/2007, 31:59)

19: Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns talks about upcoming WWII series
(07/12/2007, 36:43)

18: More opinions and comments on the end of “The Sopranos”
(06/20/2007, 6:36)

17: The Sopranos are history, but was the end bitter or sweet?
(06/11/2007, 38:29)

16: Love it or hate it, listeners react to “Sopranos” finale
(06/11/2007, 6:22)

15: Summer cable shows and elder hot cougars
(06/06/2007, 44:36)

14: Tim grades the networks, answers your TV questions
(05/30/2007, 39:45)

13: Cavemen, Bionic Woman on network fall lineup
(05/17/2007, 41:54)

12: Conan’s in town, Duchovny’s new series and TV for kids
(05/02/2007, 39:03)

11: Conan O’Brien’s road trip to San Francisco
(04/25/2007, 33:17)

10: Critiquing how TV news covered the Virginia Tech tragedy
(04/18/2007, 19:20)

9: Interview with Geraldine Laybourne, CEO of Oxygen Media
(04/11/2007, 28:35)

8: Part 2 of TV critics’ forecasts on “Sopranos” swan song
(04/05/2007, 19:20)

7: TV critics’ roundtable discussion on “The Sopranos” final season
(04/04/2007, 24:26)

6: Answering your questions about Sopranos, Showtime, Galactica and more
(03/28/2007, 38:35)

5: Part 2 of podcast with award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns
(03/22/2007, 19:20)

4: Filmmaker Ken Burns talks about his latest epic on World War II
(03/15/2007, 23:13)

3: “Life on Mars” in America; trimming “The Wire;” will “Friday Night Lights” go dark?
(02/21/2007, 32:43)

2: An interview with “Simpsons” writer, co-producer Joel Cohen
(02/27/2007, 24:44)

1: Chronicle TV critic’s new podcast
(02/21/2007, 32:43)

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