I'm asking people what they were obsessed with as kids. A lot of kids fixate on something, a movie, or game, or book, or whatever. I'm asking friends to revisit the things they couldn’t put down, and trying to figure out what they mean to them now.
Bonus: Percia on Eye of the Duck Episode 14: Phantom of the Paradise
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June 22, 2021
Reading The Phantom Tollbooth with Stephen
11 Again is taking a summer hiatus! Thank you Stephen for narrating! Music in this episode is from the Album "From the Piano" by Crowander https://freemusicarchive.org/music/crowander/from-the-piano-solo-piano
June 01, 2021
Watching Dragon Ball Z with Bijan
May 18, 2021
Talking Ewan McGregor with Sarah
sometimes ya just get a little crush
May 04, 2021
Watching Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights with Zachary
Okay This is a song that uh There's a lot of Christmas songs out there and uh not too many Hanukkah songs So uh I wrote a song for all those nice little Jewish kids who don't get to hear any Hanukkah songs Here we go Put on your yarmulke Here comes Hanukkah So much funukah To celebrate Hanukkah Hanukkah is the festival of lights Instead of one day of presents, we have eight crazy nights When you feel like the only kid in town without a Christmas tree Here's a list of people who are Jewish just like you and me David Lee Roth lights the menorah So do James Caan, Kirk Douglas, and the late Dinah Shore-ah Guess who eats together at the Carnegie Deli Bowser from Sha Na Na and Arthur Fonzerelli Paul Newman's half Jewish, Goldie Hawn's half too Put them together, what a fine lookin' Jew You don't need "Deck The Halls" or "Jingle Bell Rock" 'Cause you can spin a dreidel with Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock- both Jewish Put on your yarmulke It's time for Hanukkah The owner of the Seattle Supersonicahs Celebrates Hanukkah O.J. Simpson, not a Jew But guess who is? Hall of famer Rod Carew- he converted We got Ann Landers and her sister Dear Abby Harrison Ford's a quarter Jewish- not too shabby Some people think that Ebenezer Scrooge is Well he's not, but guess who is All three Stooges So many Jews are in showbiz Tom Cruise isn't, but I heard his agent is Tell your friend Veronica It's time to celebrate Hanukkah I hope I get a harmonicah Oh this lovely, lovely Hanukkah So drink your gin and tonicah And smoke your marijuanikah If you really, really wannakah Have a happy, happy, happy, happy Hanukkah Happy Hanukkah
April 21, 2021
Reading Stargirl with Becca
The Manic Pixie Dream Girl is a type of female character often depicted as a whimsical, quirky, sometimes eccentric, fantasy woman who saves the male protagonist from himself. She usually aides in his transformation without ever showing any real agency of her own. You can find Rebecca Seidel on Twitter @BeccaHope24
April 13, 2021
Reading and Watching Ella Enchanted with Elle
Not only will we read,,, we will watch!!
March 30, 2021
Reading CardCaptor Sakura with Andrea
You can find Andrea on Twitter @airismile. She hosted No Script At All An episode-by-episode discussion about the Japanese Netflix reality show Terrace House https://terracehouse.online/ And she currently makes Osusume Podcast, a show about anime.
March 23, 2021
Watching Ghost Hunters with Callie & Erin
Watchlist is: - The Armory S01 E07 Race Rock Lighthouse S01 E04 St. Augustine S02 E19 Irish Elemental S03 E06 Episodes we watched were on Dailymotion, but I think there are some on Youtube too
March 09, 2021
Watching SCTV with Dom
Dom @dominicknero Listen to Eye of the Duck podcast linktr.ee/eyeoftheduckpod Second City TV ran from 1976 to 1984. Here's a list of clips we watched: Half wits - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTDsJd1l7Aw Michael McDonald recording session - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JLbhEUE_5U Eugene Levy as Perry Como - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zj5A7W-0zPY Andrea Martin as Perini Scleroso - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zj5A7W-0zPY 5 Neat Guys - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NMjtvSABQ3Q Catherine O’Hara as Katharine Hepburn https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uoatg0CJxtM John Candy as Divine as Peter Pan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knlJOHnr11A Monster Chiller Horror Theater “3D House of Beef” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEnCKEfSgUM Great White North (which became the movie “Strange Brew”) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0N4APXmVjk Andrea Martin as Edna Boil https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFuVY2bWDnI Pre Teen World - Recess Monkeys https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaHfWqmC18A Martin Short as Ed Grimley - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSOWqSwam8w Liberace’s Christmas Special (with John Candy as Orson Welles) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6N8ADDDs0k John Candy as “The Guy With the Snake on his Face” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYejdUV170U&t=4s Leave it to Beaver 25th Anniversary https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9dKYxkYYXM John Candy as Yellowbelly https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N_jtsfMU90w John Candy as Babe Ruth https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQp6gRhHrwM Eugene Levy and John Candy as the Shmenge Brothers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQp6gRhHrwM Rick Moranis as George Carlin https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-3j-yE49gvM Martin Short as Jackie Rogers Jr https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxcClAFZRBI
March 02, 2021
Watching The Beginning: Making of Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace with Tucker and Patrick
Patrick's show is called The George Lucas Talk Show! look it up You can watch The Beginning: Making of Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace on youtube!
February 16, 2021
Playing The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask with Alanna
Alanna Okun - Editor for Vox @alanna Part 1 00:00 - 25:00 Part 2 25:08 - 1:07:35
February 09, 2021
Watching Dreamgirls with Will
The movie- the musical- the experience!
February 02, 2021
Watching Moonlighting with Caleb
Mooooonlighting :) jk but we're mostly just chatting about tv shows Caleb's instagram account is called sludgerudder
January 26, 2021
Reading the Claidi Journals with Elle
Sometimes we read fantasy books we love, and we really don't know why because like what the fuck is happening half the time.
January 19, 2021
Watching Gladiator with Sarah
Mona is Sarah's mom :)
January 12, 2021
Reading The Clique with Haley
I'd never read The Clique by Lisi Harrison before, but the idea of the book is not new to me. This episode is about that type of book, the Pretty Little Liars, the What My Mother Doesn't Knows, the Mean Girls, etc type of book we read at a tender age.
January 05, 2021
Watching ThunderCats with James
James Monroe Iglehart, I kid you not, originated the role of Bobby in Memphis, won an Tony for the role of the Genie in Aladdin on Broadway, plays the dual role of Marquis de Lafayette/Thomas Jefferson in the Broadway company of Hamilton, performed in Freestyle Love Supreme, and loves ThunderCats. He also free-styled a goodbye for me when I stopped working at Marvel, it's on episode #472 of the This Week in Marvel podcast.
December 22, 2020
Watching Goodfellas with Mark
Reach out to the men in your life and ask them if they're overly romanticizing Goodfellas And then listen to Other Men Need help, hosted by Mark Pagán. It's an amazingly good podcast https://othermenneedhelp.com/
December 15, 2020
Listening to Bruce Springsteen with My Dad
My dad's name is Howard https://theworstgarbage.online/
December 08, 2020
Watching Ouran High School Host Club with Callie
Ok, this one is actually one of mine too. Just like Callie, I was absolutely obsessed with the Ouran High School Host Club anime, it was one of the first things that really felt like it was mine, not an interest someone else passed down to me. It's on Netflix if ya'll want to watch!
November 24, 2020
Watching Matilda with Stephen
Matilda, starring and directed by Daniel DeVito. Find Stephen @StephenHilger
November 17, 2020
Watching Freaky Friday with Yolanda
This is a special episode! Since my godmother Yolanda moved to Paris in 2004, my family doesn't get to see her as often. And this podcast is all about having an excuse to hang out with people I love. We watched the 1974 Freaky Friday and the 2003 Freaky Friday. And then we had a boomer vs millennial battle to the death. Yolanda's podcast is called The Paris Property Chronicles - https://parispropertychronicles.podbean.com/. Check it out!
November 10, 2020
Watching SpongeBob SquarePants with Will
are ya ready kids follow Will LaPorte @walaprat follow 11 again @11againpodcast
October 27, 2020
Watching A Little Princess with Lauren
Lauren Shippen is a professional story-teller- The Bright Sessions, a science fiction podcast, is her brainchild. But where did that brain get its start? Apparently with Alonso Cuarón's 1995 film A Little Princess.
October 20, 2020
Reading Percy Jackson & the Olympians with Alana
I read mythology stories incessantly as a kid. Most of the books I loved were the guide-to's and encyclopedias and stuff like that. As far as I can tell, that's not uncommon, and the natural extension of that interest is of course Percy Jackson & the Olympians, a middle-grade greek mythology novel series. Alana Herrnson loves the Percy Jackson & The Olympians series!!! Listen to her defend some puny son of poseidon like she was paid to.
October 13, 2020
Playing Pokémon Diamond with BJ
BJ Tindal and I went to school together, and he was one of those kids that always seemed like he knew what he wanted to do with his life. He started playwriting in middle school, but that wasn't all he was writing~~~ my guy was blowing up those Pokémon forums. If you're interested in reading his fan-fiction, you can find it here: http://www.fanfiction.ws/u/1172594/Bennyj1093
October 06, 2020
Talking the 2003 Iraq War with Tucker
Ok I know this episode doesn't seem like the good chill time yall were promised but hear me out. Tucker wanted to talk about the Iraq War, but I think by the time I finished recording and editing the episode, a couple more things were clear. Growing up under any political administration takes its toll and for young kids a lot of that is based off of the messaging and imagery that's circulated over and over again by the government, media, and press. So this episode is about the impact of that on Tucker's poor young brain, and also since he's a writer, about how important words and phrasing can be, especially for political propaganda! The documentary we watched was pretty interesting as well- it's called The Unknown Know (2013) if anyone is interested in seeing Donald Rumsfeld's creepy smile.
September 29, 2020
Watching Hey Arnold! with Brendon
Hey Arnold is pretty sad, but that's nice sometimes Song at the end is helGa. by Phony Ppl
September 22, 2020
Watching Chicago with Caroline
Sex, drugs, jazz, liquor... it's time to watch Chicago and know every line. Also I don't think we ever clearly explained the plot (sorry!) so here's the wiki summary: Chicago centers on Roxie Hart (Zellweger) and Velma Kelly (Zeta-Jones) two murderesses who find themselves in jail together awaiting trial in 1920s Chicago. Roxie, a housewife, and Velma, a vaudevillian, fight for the fame that will keep them from the gallows.
September 15, 2020
Reading Wild Magic with Elle
I grew up reading Tamora Pierce novels obsessively as a kid, but this show is about my friends and what they liked, so I found someone else who read her books and became friends with them. Elle listened to the audiobooks for The Immortals series a lot with her cousins in the car, but now she has to read them as an adult, and think about them will all the terrifying social critiquing skills she's accumulated over the years.
September 08, 2020
Watching A Goofy Movie with Andrea
I'm linking up with Andrea Caprotti (No Script At All) to talk about her young love for A Goofy Movie.
August 25, 2020
Playing Tony Hawk's Underground with Mike
Mike Schubert (Potterless Podcast) joins me to talk about the 2003 video game that changed it all- Tony Hawk's Underground. Magic is for nerds! Be cool! Play skater games!
August 18, 2020
Watching Animaniacs with Harry
My friend Harry watched the Animaniacs when he was fourteen, and I watched the Animaniacs when I was four, so there's a lot to be communicated across generational lines. We're uncovering who the Warner Bros are, and why they were locked in that water tower for so long.
August 04, 2020
Reading Goosebumps with Brandon
August 04, 2020
Watching The Lord of the Rings with Mariah
Mariah and I grew up together. We also grew up with The Lord of the Rings. We were so hugely into fantasy as kids we practically invented LARPing. But is LOTR still as tight as we remember? Read more to find out.
July 28, 2020
Watching Space Jam with Patrick
We've all had that one movie that we woke up early to watch every day before going to school, and for Patrick that was Space Jam. Second only to Who Framed Roger Rabbit, Space Jam takes the stardom of Michael Jordan and pairs it with the Looney Tunes to make a cinematic experience best enjoyed below the age of 12. Hey look I had a lot of fun watching it, I just think the plain old life and times of Michael Jordan may be a more compelling drama without the Monstars getting involved.
July 21, 2020
Reading The Baby-Sitters Club with Deena
Nothing smells like Americana like cracking open an issue of the children's novel series The Baby-Sitters Club. And nothing else smells like Americana than a long history of genocide, colonization, and slavery. But how do you teach children about that? Deena and I read The Baby-Sitter's Club's approach in "Keep Out, Claudia!" to try to figure it all out.
July 14, 2020
Watching Titanica with Madeleine
I ask my friend Madeleine about the time she wouldn't stop watching the 1992 documentary Titanica. Titanica is about discovering the wreckage of the Titanic at the bottom of the ocean where it rests, plus it inspired James Cameron to turn Leonardo DiCaprio into a teenage hearthrob. She tells me what she remembers from the movie (which isn't a lot), and then we both go and watch it in order to discover the reason she was obsessed with long underwater shots of rusting metal.
July 04, 2020
Reading Tintin in Tibet with Shreshth
My friend Shreshth was a big reader as a kid, he loved some old British stuff and some old Belgian stuff. He particularly gravitated towards kids detective and mystery stories, and no one is as plucky or nosy as young journalist extraordinaire Tintin. Coming from the great Belgian tradition of racism and colonization the Adventures of Tintin have been hugely popular worldwide. And through great luck Shreshth and I both read the comics growing up. We talk about our memories reading Tintin as kids, and then revisit one of Shreshth's favorites, Tintin in Tibet, to see how Hergé's classics have aged.
July 02, 2020
Watching Liar Liar with Sarah
Much of Sarah's idyllic childhood in South Jersey was apparently spent watching the 1997 Jim Carey film, Liar Liar. In an effort to convince her that Jimmy was indeed a classically handsome leading man in his prime we talk about her memories of the movie, and then re-watch it.
July 02, 2020