Ashland Podcast has come to an end. Andre, Ian, and Lisa explain why it was time to wrap up the podcast and move on. We had a blast throughout the years obsessing over Game of Thrones and Mr. Robot and myriad other things. And we're grateful that you came along for the ride. Come ring out rotten old 2020 with us. We'll be back one day. As a new thing. But for now, we must be going. Raise a glass.
December 31, 2020
SPOILERS! Director Adam John Brummond and leading actor Travis Myers join us to discuss Dying Breed, a film about another pandemic no one is talking about. The film is heartbreaking, right on time, and an absolute must watch. Beautifully shot, superbly acted, and real. We also discuss how the film was made in the blistering cold of Minnesota farm country, what productive collaboration looks like, and how everyone pretty much crash lands when they move to LA. See Dying Breed on Amazon Prime Video and Vimeo.
December 09, 2020
2020 Presidential Election Part 2
Biden wins, but not so fast ole 45 says. What now? Andre, Ian, and Lisa celebrate the new presidency, but wonder what lies in wait? Nah, dawg. We're going to take this moment to dance and jiggle, holler, carry on, and pop fans and bottles. But seriously, though, they're not going anywhere are they?
November 10, 2020
2020 Presidential Election Part 1
Just like you, we're glued to the TV wondering what we're getting Steve Kornacki and John King for Christmas. With the final decision not locked, we talk about where we think the U.S. is headed. We also have an announcement.
November 07, 2020
TeaTime: The Catfish
Listennn, Lisa's going to find that catfish who came for Andre. "I will find you, Teresa/Chad. Or whatever you name is!" Also... the "president" gets COVID and ain't nobody up in here sorry. Plus, Lisa and Ian prepare for an itty bitty baby in their house.
October 11, 2020
TeaTime: 2020 Is Trying Too Hard
Ian, Andre, and Lisa take time from NOT discussing The Umbrella Academy to talk about Andre's dip back into Tinder, getting rid of the old timey ghosts in Lisa and Ian's closets, Schitt's at the Emmys, Ooky Spooky Scary Season, and the way we're choosing to spend our time for our own mental health.
September 22, 2020
Skinner Myers Is Not Waiting
Skinner Myers is a lot of things. Producer, director, writer, actor, professor, father, husband, human being. What he's very good at is telling stories from the truest place in his soul. Skinner has taken his own route, doing things his own way, and he's making a path not only for himself, but also for other filmmakers. He's not waiting for permission. And he says the quiet part out loud.
September 06, 2020
Chadwick Boseman left us suddenly and he left the world reeling. He also left an everlasting legacy. We mourn Chad and we celebrate him.
September 02, 2020
So You Want To Be a Producer...
Talin Parseghian Middleton explains and demystifies what producers do. She tells us what the difference between a producer and a line producer is. She shares tips on how to run your house like a set. Her 6 year-old has a daily call sheet. Talin also shares what makes producing an art and a joy. And she gives some real world advice to those who want to do what she does.
August 25, 2020
A Production Designer and an Actor Walk Into a Bar...
Melisa and Travis Myers have been together for two decades. She's a production designer. He's an actor. Melisa and Travis share the ins and out of their chosen professions and how they handle production prep, collaboration, budgets, downtime during the pandemic, life in the desert, parenthood to their two year old, and what to do when you're asked to wear a Speedo to an audition.
August 16, 2020
Talking with a Production Sound Mixer
What is a production sound mixer? How much do you pay attention to the sound in a film or TV show? Who's making all of that happen? We talk to a working sound mixer who also happens to be our co-host.
August 12, 2020
TeaTime: The Curse
Ian, Andre, and Lisa have one of their tea spilling sessions where they discuss lockdown life, the Emmys snubbing Mr. Robot, and the possible curse Andre's grandma placed on him, us, and now you.
August 02, 2020
Singer, songwriter, producer, screenwriter, and future director... Charity Ekeke's career path is as unique as her music. Her latest album Life reflects Charity's joyful outlook and razor sharp depiction of current events. Ever the teacher, Charity shared some useful pro tips with us, too.
August 01, 2020
Circus of Books
Karen and Barry Mason fell into a business as a stop gap while they searched around for a real career. What they created at Circus of Books was nothing short of a mecca and First Amendment haven for their customers, employees, and the queer community that reached farther than anyone expected. Show Highlights: -Needless to say, we weren’t expected to be moved by the closure of a smut shop -It’s been two years since Andre joined the podcast ! -We start our COB discussion with a tangent about high school lockers -Talking about sex in America, same as it ever was -Karen’s reaction to her son coming out as gay and how she turned her reaction into a teaching tool for others
July 19, 2020
Say I Do
We're over here in the lockdown planning Andre's big gay wedding after watching Thai, Gabriele, and Jeremiah bring some pure joy to deserving couples. Show Highlights: -Andre wants his wedding to blow the straights out of the water -Lisa tells all about her and Ian’s pirate-themed Halloween wedding -Why y’all inviting 400 people to your wedding? -We need a Queer Eye/Say I Do crossover -All of these custom-made gowns got us feeling some type of sh*t -How this show makes the weddings personal to their couples
July 11, 2020
This Netflix doc shows up just how messed up Trans representation, treatment, and inclusion has been. Show highlights: -Not Mrs. Doubtfire! Everyone is guilty. Even your favs. -The stereotypes and typecasting of Trans people -Why this doc is an extremely valuable resource -It’s not just a TV show… it’s harmful. Representation matters. -What are some shows we’ve watched that got it right? -This documentary should be a series. Full stop.
July 11, 2020
SPOILERS! We're just as blown away as you are after seeing this popular musical on Disney+. Andre leads us in a discussion of the Broadway-changing phenom Hamilton. We talk about the love, the hate, and the wig snatching of Lin-Manuel Miranda's retelling of American history.
July 06, 2020
SPOILERS! Not only did Watchmen educate us about The Black Wall Street Massacre of 1921, it also enlightened us about the many abuses and facets of law enforcement. Also, Regina King is a badass. But we knew that.
June 29, 2020
Queer Eye Season 5
Queer Eye season 5 showcases what we love most about the Fab Five. But, we're missing that season 1 magic. Come listen to the discussion and see if you agree.
June 15, 2020
How To Revolution
What's happening in our streets is new. What we're protesting, 400 years of black oppression and genocide sparked by the execution of George Floyd by four cops, is not. So how does one rage against the machine? Let's talk.
June 07, 2020
Breaking Bad Season 1
A revolution is on in America. We debated how we should proceed. We're offering up some thoughts on this time in our history, but we're also offering a small piece of comfort.
June 01, 2020
Ryan Murphy's Hollywood
SPOILERS! Ryan Murphy's latest Netflix series pulls Ian, Andre, and Lisa in a few directions. Is rewriting Hollywood's classic homophobia, misogyny, and racism confusing, helpful, or refreshing? Also, Dr. Magalhaes is in the house.
May 04, 2020
Penny Dreadful: City of Angels
SPOILERS! For episode 1 of Penny Dreadful: City of Angels. We're a little perplexed as to why it's called Penny Dreadful. That seems to be one of the issues. Still, we had a great time with John Logan's anthology. Question. How much did Natalie Dormer sweat in that pleather gown?
April 28, 2020
Better Call Saul Season 5
SPOILERS! For Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad! Ian and Lisa talk about season 5 of Better Call Saul and how Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, and their writer's room keep outdoing themselves.
April 26, 2020
Now's the time to learn how to sift through all of the crap in the news and discern what's really going on. It's a lot easier than you think. Comprehension is king.
April 19, 2020
We're spending in Easter in Quarantine, but Jesus can still find you so stay home and come spend some time with us. We won't make you get on Zoom. Aight.
April 12, 2020
Schitt's Creek Series Finale
Schitt's Creek changed us for the better. As people, as humans, and a world community. On this episode, we celebrate the cast and crew of this wonderful show and what Dan Levy did for all of us. Thank you, Schitt's Creek. Thank you.
April 09, 2020
Spoilers for Tiger King on Netflix! Andre, Lisa, and Ian welcome special guest Sofia to our second quarantine hangout where Tiger King is heavily discussed and litigated. Come hang with us!
April 05, 2020
There's a lot of crazy information out there. We're here to talk facts! But mostly, we're here to chill and catch up. Come join us.
March 30, 2020
We're All In This Together
As COVID-19 sweeps through the U.S., people are afraid, anxious, and confused. Andre, Ian, and Lisa share some good news and info that can hopefully help. No one sings Imagine.
March 22, 2020
Keep Calm and Carry On
COVID-19 and the democratic primary has a lot of people on edge and at each other's throats. Let's stop all the BS, have a bevvie, and calm the hell down. We've also got some solid recommendations for your self quarantine.
March 09, 2020
Coronavirus. Monk. Schitt’s Creek. Hadestown. Rodgers and Hammerstein. It seemed like it was all going so well until Andre told that one story. Listen. We tried to stay calm, but things got out of control. It just did.
March 03, 2020
Lisa and Andre discuss which advice for writers really works while working with bodies that are on fire. Also, sorry Johnny Depp.
February 23, 2020
The Flan Episode
Lisa is on a dessert making kick. Andre is underwater. Parasite wins, but can the Oscars be saved? Next In Fashion on Netflix is confusing and the LEGO show on Hulu bums us out.
February 17, 2020
Our House Our Rules Our Coffee
Lisa and Andre are trying a thing. Ian is in Europe. Come listen to this straight up delightful dumpster fire. SPOILERS! For Knives Out.
February 09, 2020
You Know What That Is? Growth.
Andre is graduating soon. Lisa is rewriting. And Ian is working on the next level. Everyone is in flux.
February 02, 2020
Don't Send In the Clowns
SPOILERS! Why is everyone so serious about Joker? Why are we still taking polls and believing they are real? The Dems swing and miss at the latest debate. And recommendations that Netflix should really pay us for.
January 20, 2020
As we slide into 2020, the gang gets TMI. Also, spoilers for The Mandalorian, and mild spoilers for The Witcher.
January 06, 2020
End of the Decade
Those 10 years went by in a blink seems like. What did we learn? Where did we go? How weird did it get?
December 28, 2019
Mr. Robot Series Finale
SPOILERS! Our own little fsociety gathered to discuss the conclusion of Sam Esmail's groundbreaking series and our various states of shock, awe, mirth, glee, depression, denial, and joy. Basically, we're all of the Christian Slaters.
December 27, 2019
Mr. Robot 411 eXit
SPOILERS! Are you a 1 or a 0? Are you blue or purple? Do you cry during the credits? Are you confused as hell, but think you have the whole Whiterose machine figured out? Yeah. Us neither. Come listen to us spiral about the next to the last ever episode of Mr. Robot.
December 17, 2019
Mr. Robot 410 Gone
SPOILERS! In this sliding doors episode or Mr. Robot, we think Irving, author of Beach Towel: A Novel, might be better at teasing our podcast: Two Jersey girls grapple with love, grilled cheese, sleep, and Sour Patch Kids as they roll through the land of the RWAs after the fallout of a Not So Merry Doxxmas. What do you think? Bestseller?
December 09, 2019
Mr. Robot 409 Conflict
SPOILERS! Whiterose gets pipsqueaked. Price runs out the clock. Darlene fsocieties the 1%. And Magda, Robot, and Young Elliot hatch a plan.
December 03, 2019
Mr. Robot 408 Request Timeout
SPOILERS! Peanuts and Javi ponder eateries. Vera gets stripped for parts. Elliot finds a true friend in Krista while he puts Mr. Robot in timeout. Young Elliot takes Adult Elliot on a field trip. Deegan takes a family vacation. Dom goes John Wick. Janice goes on a trip.
November 25, 2019
Mr. Robot 407 Proxy Authentication Required
SPOILERS! Elliot. A play in five acts. Denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance.
November 19, 2019
Mr. Robot 406 Not Acceptable
SPOILERS! Elliot and Leon meet at Tod's. Vera spins a quaint Xmas tale. Domlene d'ohs! while Janice huhs. Whiterose ponders quantum physics as Wang Shu pushes for a red Christmas. Elliot brings Olivia Christmas in a cup.
November 12, 2019
Mr. Robot 405 Method Not Allowed
SPOILERS! The Aldersons do some Ho Ho Hacking. Elliot Is Wheezy on Ice. Dolph gets Home Aloned. Price hears Slay Bells. Janice prepares the stuffing. Dom is dreaming of an Irish Christmas. The Weather Outside and Inside is Frightful for Krista. Vera is home for the holidays.
November 05, 2019
On this TeaTime... Andre is in the thick of prepping his new musical Dorian, a modern take on the eternal dude with the creepy portrait in his basement. Ian and Lisa are ready for the great cocooning. And why they gotta take shots at Marvel movies, yo?
November 04, 2019
Mr. Robot 404 Not Found
"Farewell has a sweet sound of reluctance. Goodbye is short and final, a word with teeth sharp to bite through the string that ties the past to the future." -- John Steinbeck. Oh, and spoilers.
October 29, 2019
Mr. Robot 403 Forbidden
SPOILERS! Whiterose has officially run out of patience. Elliot doesn't ask this time. Vera wants to connect with his Architect. Who's in the white van this time.
October 22, 2019
Mr. Robot 402 Payment Required
SPOILERS! The Other One?! Monster? Is that you? Yeah, we're spiraling, too.
October 16, 2019
Mr. Robot 401 Unauthorized
SPOILERS! Well, the final season of Mr. Robot got started with a bang. Two, in fact. It also saw its creator playing god without permission. Ian, Lisa, Andre, and Angie discuss crazy Christmas time in the city for Mr. Robot and Elliot. WTF, friend!
October 08, 2019
TeaTime: Drink Water
What happens when you respect yourself? Everything. If you're a creative struggling with the world, we talk about the sh*t we know so far.
September 24, 2019
IT Chapter 2
MAJOR SPOILERS! We discuss all of IT Chapter 2 and why it made Andre so emotional. Andre also went to see Game of Thrones in concert and we relive the moment when the audience went completely nuts. Lisa and Ian watched Yesterday and Brightburn on streaming and why those two films stand out. Come listen!
September 17, 2019
TeaTime: CBDs and Summer Baths
LIGHT SPOILERS for Carnival Row and Dave Chappelle's Sticks & Stones as we gather round for the monthly TeaTime. Everyone's over summer and ready for a Mr. Robot fall. Andre adjusts back into the school routine. Ian readies for the quiet and a break in the heat. Lisa survived the summer by popping CBDs and listening to history podcasts whilst in the bath.
September 09, 2019
Mindhunter Season 2
SPOILERS! Manson. Wayne Williams. But did the rest of the storyline hold up? Let's talk about it.
August 26, 2019
Blessed Be the Beatdown
SPOILERS! The Handmaids Tale ended with some much-needed relief and retribution. The Boys got ready to brawl with America's corporate heroes. Both shows strapped up for the war to come.
August 16, 2019
I'm a Slut for That
SPOILERS! We're binging so hard this summer, we slipped off our swan pool float. Euphoria, The Boys, Years and Years, Endgame bonus features, Robot wraps filming the final season, Andy Serkis directs Venom, Leslie Jones hates Ragnorak, and Andre's Dan Levy eyebrows.
August 08, 2019
SPOILERS! Spider-Man: Far From Home ends MCU's Phase 3 with a KAPOW. Orange Is the New Black peaced out on a high note.
July 29, 2019
San Diego Comic-Con 2019
Conleth Hill kills it at the Game of Thrones panel. Mahershala Ali shocks. Errbody’s in a Marvel movie for the next few years. Avatar bows to Endgame. #SDCC2019 #Marvel #GameOfThrones #GoTs
July 23, 2019
Queer Eye Season 4
SPOILERS! The biggest gift of the show is the positivity and an exchange of cultural points of view. Mostly, we're living for JVN going back to his old high school. Can you believe, henny? Yes. Yes we can.
July 23, 2019
A Couple of Boobs and Their Neighbor
Happy Anniversary! It's been one year since Andre joined the show! We also talk about the Emmy nominations, that latest episode of Pose, AHS: 1984, Taika doing another Thor movie, Game of Thrones props open the awards door for superhero movies, and Netflix cracks down.
July 18, 2019
The Big One
SPOILERS! There were earthquakes on and off screen. Stranger Things Season 3 (which Lisa spoiled for Andre), Spider-Man: Far From Home, the US Womens Soccer Team won the World Cup, Dark Season 2, Midsommar, Mary Louise, and those actual earthquakes that shookuth us.
July 08, 2019
Their A**holes Are Similar to Our A**holes
You have to watch Years and Years on HBO! We're also here for season 2 of Instant Hotel on Netflix. Love Razz and Mark! Euphoria just keeps getting better. Zendaya 4ever. And as we say goodbye to Pride month, we celebrate Lisa's fatness in the shower.
July 02, 2019
Why Would You Bring It Up If You're Not Prepared To Do It?!
LIGHT SPOILERS! Los Espookys, Euphoria, PEN15, Barry, Stranger Things, and Endgame is ready to strafe the blue people. Also, Andre is fired.
June 24, 2019
But You Can Call Me Khaleesi
LIGHT SPOILERS! The binge rolls on with Handmaid's Tale, Pose, Black Mirror, My Next Guest with David Letterman, Gentleman Jack, The Chef Show, Murder Mystery, What We Do In the Shadows, Documentary Now!, Tales of the City, Songland, and the new Avengers video game trailer. Plus, why Andre is now rolling by a new handle.
June 16, 2019
Back on the Binge
SPOILERS! After recovering from the last season of Game of Thrones, we're back on our binge. We discuss HBO's Chernobyl, Veep and Deadwood: The Movie, Netflix's When They See Us and Always Be My Maybe, and Amazon's Good Omens.
June 05, 2019
Mr. Robot Season 4 Preview
SPOILERS! Our special guest was at Tribeca Film Festival for the A Farewell to Mr. Robot panel and we talk about just where the final season might be heading.
June 05, 2019
Bring Your Own Bowl
SPOILERS! We talk about the love and hard work that went into Game of Thrones and how many times we cried during The Last Watch. We also discuss film production and how sometimes the budget is so low, you're asked to bring your own bowl for soup. True story.
May 31, 2019
Killing Eve S2 and Fleabag S1&2
SPOILERS! That season 2 ending of Killing Eve was a big wow, right? Fleabag season 2? Same. We talk about both shows and why Phoebe Waller-Bridge is our new drug. We also catch ourselves out for thinking that season 2 of Killing Eve was the series finale. Come listen.
May 27, 2019
Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 6
SPOILERS! Game of Thrones went out like it came in... like a straight up direwolf, son. Winter Came, took names, and owned y'all.
May 21, 2019
Andre Does LA
We finally met Andre face to face. What did he learn? That we make a lot of strange noises at Haggis because he's a good boi. Earthquakes don't happen on the regular. And the Westside is the Bestside. But mostly, LA rocks. Andre should move here.
May 21, 2019
Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 5
SPOILERS! The Bells is one of our favorite Game of Thrones episodes. Ride your white horse over to our house and find out why.
May 14, 2019
Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 4
SPOILERS! Yeah, we're not feeling great either. So much happened and we are here for you. Come listen.
May 07, 2019
SPOILERS! If you've seen it and you're ready to talk. We're here. Come listen.
May 04, 2019
Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 3
SPOILERS! We won't even attempt to tease this epic episode of Game of Thrones and the Battle of Winterfell because the night is dark and full of spoilers. Come listen.
May 02, 2019
Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 2
SPOILERS! The calm before the storm had some storm clouds of its own. But it also had some of the best moments in the series. No. You're crying.
April 22, 2019
Lord Waddle Neck
Why does everyone get so pressed over trailers? We talk about the new Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Lion King, and American Horror Story: 1984 trailers. B*tch, don't run upstairs! Also, we talk about the gem that is Fleabag and why we love Black Summer and how we got our zombie groove back.
April 19, 2019
SPOILERS! This little show burst out of the mind of Dany Levy five years ago and has grown into everyone's favorite. Why? Levy gave us stories we didn't know we needed.
April 19, 2019
Game of Thrones Season 8, Episode 1
SPOILERS! The final season premiere of Game of Thrones gave us a lot of things we really wanted and even stuff we didn’t know we wanted, but… you know it’s all downhill from here. Ned Umber could’ve told you that. We break down the episode and look at a few clues of what’s to come.
April 16, 2019
The colossal loss of Nipsey Hussle, Kit Harington's triumph on SNL, the Joker trailer starring Joaquin Phoenix, looking back at the chaos of the making of LOTR: The Return of the King, why Andre should watch Killing Eve, the emotional end to Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, and why Superhero Fatigue is not a thing.
April 08, 2019
Game of Thrones
BIG TIME SPOILERS! As we head into the premiere of the 8th and final season of Game of Thrones, we look back at just what made George R. R. Martin's books succeed as a screen adaptation. We talk about some of our favorite episodes, the best villains, and why we're just not ready for it all to end. And we have a special treat. Andre plays some of the most memorable compositions by Ramin Djawadi.
April 05, 2019
The Thanus theory
We break down those Endgame posters and THAT Ant-Man and Thanos meme. Is JK Rowling rethinking Fantastic Beasts? Why can't we love The Dirt, Rocketman, and Bohemian Rhapsody? What We Do In the Shadows on FX rocks. Lisa is into baths. Andre recalls being forced into ESL classes. Oh, and listen to Academy Award Winner Rami Malek's podcast Blackout. Sooo good!
March 31, 2019
What if you're a weed farmer?!
The Mueller Report is here. So now what? Andre's watching season 3 of Mr. Robot and Lisa can't stop smiling about it. What's really going on with the cancellation of One Day At a Time? The Patrick coming out on Schitt's Creek episode was our favorite. Emilia Clarke's harrowing story of dealing with two aneurysms during Game of Thrones makes us love her even more. Terrace House is there just when Lisa needs it. And we're very confused about who actually qualifies for FarmersOnly.com
March 25, 2019
SPOILERS! Jordan Peele's second film Us is a masterpiece. How quick did you figure "IT" out? Did you pick up on the cultural code switching? Did Red shoot the Wakanda Forever sign in the driveway? How did Jason do that to Pluto? We think we figured out the scissors thing. And much much more...
March 24, 2019
Grassy Ass Crack
Ian wrestled the backyard into submission but it really chapped his hindquarters. Do we owe Johnny Depp an apology as he says he has proof he was the victim and not Amber Heard? James Gunn is back for Guardians of the Galaxy 3. What's up with Gotham's final season scheduling. We break down the Endgame trailer. Andre is ready to riot, Ian gets anxious, and Lisa is just here for whatever happens, but messed up and looked at reddit.
March 19, 2019
Queer Eye Season 3
SPOILERS! What a season. And we needed it. Once again, this show and the Fab 5 lift us, encourage us, and share with us.
March 18, 2019
Art vs. The Artist
Can and should we separate the art from the artist? We discuss the fallout from Leaving Neverland, Surviving R. Kelly, and the cancellation of Frankie Shaw's Showtime show SMILF.
March 11, 2019
SPOILERS! How stoked are we about Carol Danvers's introduction into the MCU?! We think you know the answer to that. Come on in and listen to our thoughts on Vers, Lawson, Maria, Monica, Talos, Goose, Yon-Rogg, that dope CGI on Fury and Coulson, and all the things that make Captain Marvel so special.
March 11, 2019
Danai Gurira Is Free!
SPOILERS for Abducted in Plain Sight, Russian Doll, The Walking Dead and Game of Thrones (hey, you may be watching it for the first time like Andre). We also talk about how Liam Neesons may have tainted those Key & Peele sketches for ya. Also, somebody save Virginia! And how Danai Gurira is the latest major cast member to leave TWD. Come, listennn.
February 12, 2019
Burning Couches and Rubber Bullets
California rain, raining rubber bullets, campus couches on fire, another argument for not going out, blackface then and now, the evolution of hip hop, Chinese and Russian hackers and the U.S. power and gas grid, the deal with Supernatural, Free Bicycle Tours, Shane Dawson, AbnormallyAdam, RENT Live!, Andre performing three-hour operas and his beef with Wolfy, Amanda Saeles I Be Knowin', and how we'll never probably convince Andre to move to L.A.
February 03, 2019
Arya At The Weird Prison Camp With the Rat Buckets
Andre introduces Lisa to YouTubers. Questions about Andre's new Kroger video and the wide gap in cake pricing between coasts. The new Ted Bundy trailer has issues. What's coming with Generation Z. Helping a stranger with writing tips. Andre's Game of Thrones progress and the source of the podcast's title. And how shorts and a parka are completely fine for California "winter." Plus, what Rami Malek really did for BoRhap and the industry.
January 28, 2019
Sorry, Cody Fern
We've emerged from the holiday hole! Huzzah! Andre has a thing for Jon Snow so he's sorry for cheating on his other TV boyfriend. We also talk about his new YouTube channel and the mixtape he made for Lisa. And how trying to go vegetarian is as bumpy as a cauliflower road. Plus, those two crazy Fyre Festival docs and much much more.
January 21, 2019
Clean Your Bong Water
We're going weekly! And in our first episode of the year we talk about not sparking joy, ramping, failure, learning, unlearning. checking your own closet before you rifle through someone else's, and changing out that bong water because, well, it's nasty.
January 14, 2019
Black Mirror: Bandersnatch
SPOILERS! How many paths did you try? You dropped the acid every time, right? I mean... Pax is in control. And by Pax, we mean Netflix.
January 01, 2019
TeaTime: Knock knock. Who's there? TBoM
We head into 2019 another TeaTime. Resolutions, door-to-door religious intrusions, online gaming, and what a difference a year makes in our lives. Come join us.
January 01, 2019
SPOILERS! You've seen the memes, but have you seen Bird Box on Netflix? What did you think? We had a lot of questions.
December 28, 2018
SPOILERS! One of the best films we saw in 2018, this powerful, beautiful, and raw film brought us Brady Jandreau as a real life American horseman as seen through the eyes of director Chloe Zhao.
December 28, 2018
Best TV Shows of 2018
Mostly spoiler free! We don't really do top 10 or 20 lists because that seems silly with so much content out there. What we're doing here is recommending shows that we think are worth your time. Enjoy!
December 22, 2018
TeaTime: Garbage Truck Serial Killer
In this episode, Ian, Andre, and Lisa catch up and talk about: Dude walked into Lisa’s house and took a damn nap in front of her Andre Pepe Silvia-ing The Crimes of Grindelwald J.K. Rowling can't hear notes from her diamond-encrusted sky mansion Listennn, only you know how to write your thing Our future radio dramas and why lazy is the best way to go Ian being on the Most Wanted list and having to be mercy killed, twice Why TWD feels like they stopped punching you in the D, but now they’re just punching you in the head The Dancing Outlaw of West Virginia And why Lisa is (probably) a garbage truck serial killer
December 04, 2018
American Horror Story: Apocalypse
SPOILERS! How Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk, and this cast and crew delivered the best season of American Horror Story yet.
November 21, 2018
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
SPOILERS! Did you see it opening weekend or wait? We talk about all of those pesky plot points, Depp, Nagini, and all the things we've all been thinking and discussing, but we also talk about the good stuff, too. No matter what... Ezra Miller forever!
November 21, 2018
SPOILERS! From podcast to screen, Sam Esmail brings his special touch to Homecoming starring Julia Roberts and Stephan James. He also has us talking about aspect ratios. Oh, Sam!
November 21, 2018
SPOILERS! Run, don't walk, to see this uplifting film made with blood, sweat, and literal tears from a stellar cast and crew. Rami Malek, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joe Mazzello, Lucy Boynton, Aaron McCusker, and Tom Hollander will own your heart when it's all said and done. Forgive Mike Myers and Allen Leech. They were only doing their jobs.
November 05, 2018
The Haunting of Hill House
SPOILERS BIG TIME! Never expected to understand, love, hurt, and heal in an old spooky house. This series needs love and respect over what it has done for the genre it has created.
November 04, 2018
The Nightmare Before Christmas
On October 29, 1993, The Nightmare Before Christmas premiered. Can you believe it's been 25 years? It is a beloved Halloween/Christmas tradition, depending upon how it's honored at your house. We talk about TNBC's origins, some fun facts, and why the themes and the music are timeless. We also go on a rant about critics which is super fun.
October 29, 2018
What Scares Us the Most
Fear is personal. We can get our heart racing from anything. Clowns, elevator shafts, open doors, maniacal cherubs, the IRS. Which movie perfectly captures your fear?
October 17, 2018
Better Call Saul Season 4
SPOILERS! Slippin' Jimmy becomes Saul Goodman and although we know where he ends up from Breaking Bad, it's still a master class in storytelling. And watching Kim Wexler's ride or die smile drop at the end of the season? This is why Better Call Saul is one of the best shows on television.
October 13, 2018
Adaptations, Reboots, and Remakes
What're your favorite adaptation, reboots, and remakes? We talk about a few of our own. Who got it right. Who had an impossible task, and our suggestions to make things better.
October 08, 2018
Snowfall Season 2
SPOILERS! Now that Saint knows what's up, how's he going to handle his budding empire? FX's Snowfall is one of the best shows out there and we talk about this amazing cast, storylines, and how John Singleton, Eric Amadio, and Dave Andron's drama lays out the groundwork for one of the biggest scandals in American history.
October 04, 2018
American Horror Story: Coven
SPOILERS! We look back at the season of the witch on AHS and why we love it so much. We recount the seven wonders that was American Horror Story: Coven. Balenciaga!
September 25, 2018
American Horror Story: Murder House
SPOILERS! As we wait for for the full season of Apocalypse to happen, we recap the first season of American Horror Story. Come join us!
September 25, 2018
SPOILERS! We watched the series twice. Do what now? Who is Henry Deaver? Who is The Kid? Is that you, Pennywise? Was Ruth really time tripping? Is the schisma real? Is Puck a cat or a dog?
September 22, 2018
The Great British Baking Show
We miss Mary Berry, Sue Perkins, and Mel Giedroyc. But we also really love Prue Leith, Noel Fielding, and Sandi Toksvig. Paul Hollywood is still in the tent in all his tanned silver-fox glory. Can we love both shows? Yes. Yes, we can.
September 19, 2018
We have a love/hate relationship with our fandoms. There's the rush of finding your people and then the moments of spinning in a circle shaking your fist at the sky. We talk about what makes fandoms tick and what ticks us off about them, too. Oh, and a whole lot of Teen Wolf.
September 09, 2018
Ozark Season 2
SPOILERS! The Byrde family tried to fly in season 2 but ran into some obstacles... Darlene, the KC mob, cartel business, and their own dysfunction. Even better than season 1 and season 1 was fabulous. Also, GO RUTH!
September 06, 2018
Captain America Trilogy
SPOILERS! What makes Steve Rogers tick? We jump right in and look at the brawn, brains, and character of one of the most diehard Avengers in the MCU.
September 06, 2018
Stories That Changed Our Lives
Which movie, TV show, song, artist, or theatre piece changed your life? We talk about some of those stories that spun us off in new directions and changed the way we see our world and ourselves.
August 31, 2018
Preacher Season 3
SPOILERS! An action-packed season full of ass kicking, gran'ma voodoo, swam consommé, soul-sucking, glutinous, vampiretastic, limb-shredding awesomeness. Woohoo!
August 31, 2018
SPOILERS! Charlie Hunnam and Rami Malek hold the screen in this riveting update by director Michael Noer. We talk about how it stands up to the 1973 and just how we may have overlooked Mr. Hunnam's work. Rami is awesome as usual.
August 31, 2018
Orange Is the New Black Season 6
SPOILERS! How are you feeling about season 6? New crew, old crew, the Fantasy Inmate, and a whole lot of strange dead ends. What about Taystee, though?! And Flores?! Let's talk.
August 22, 2018
Queer Representation in Media
Why does queer representation matter? Are we reflecting the queer community positively? What can we do to get our stories out there? Join us while we get all up in that!
August 17, 2018
Penny Dreadful gave us the amazing Eva Green and her fellow demon-fighting crew Josh Hartnett, Timothy Dalton, Danny Sapani, Harry Treadaway, and the unforgettable Mr. Lyle, Simon Russell Beale. We talk about what grabbed us and kept us riveted for three seasons and why we still miss these characters.
August 14, 2018
Avengers: Infinity War
SPOILERS! We discuss a good chunk of the films across the MCU so be warned! We, new converts to the MCU, discuss Infinity War with seasoned pro Andre and all that went down, a ship we just learned about (Stucky), and the planning that goes into the franchise. Plus, what's going to happen next. Do you know?! Let's talk.
August 05, 2018
SPOILERS! We discuss the plots of many popular TV shows and films. Don’t let us ruin your day! Skip this one until 2025 when you’re caught up on all of the things. Who’s your favorite villain? Killmonger? Cersei? Loki? Thanos? Snape? Walter White? The Xenomorph from Aliens?
July 29, 2018
Mental Illness On Screen
TRIGGER WARNING. We discuss mental health issues and suicide in this episode. If you need to talk to someone, please reach out to @800273TALK on Twitter, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 800-273-8255, or the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention at afsp.org
July 29, 2018
The first season of Pose worked it until all of the Radio Flyers were filled with trophies, children. They served 80s realness and a cast that killed it. From our House to yours, Live, Work, Pose!
July 27, 2018
San Diego Comic Con 2018 was bigger and crazier than ever. We talk about our favorites as well as some missteps. Come on in!
July 23, 2018
Film and TV Scores
Composer and our pod buddy Andre Magalhaes is back to discuss all things film and tv scores. We talk about our favorites, gripes, inclusion, and that distracting Batman theme.
July 17, 2018
The Handmaids Tale Season 2
SPOILERS! Under his eye, mofos! A torturous journey comes to a surprising conclusion and a major set up for season 3. We discuss the season with our cousin T.
July 16, 2018
Solo: A Star Wars Story
SPOILERS! Composer and fellow nerd Andre Magalhaes joins us. We discuss the various issues with Solo and why maybe this one was for the older fans. And the huge issue of bridging the gap between generations.
July 14, 2018
The Walking Dead
SPOILERS! Including Infinity War. Meet Andre, composer and avid TV and film nerd, as we discuss why we quit The Walking Dead and why he still watches.
July 14, 2018
Jersey Shore Family Vacation
Cabs are heeeeaaah! Pauly's hair is back. Snooki's pool pissing. Deena learns about waterways. Jenni takes out the garbage. Vinny negotiates carbs. Ron's got some big decisions to make. Mike does all of this sober.
July 09, 2018
Now that's how you create a villain
July 09, 2018
Hannah Gadsby "Nanette"
One of the most powerful hours in standup.
July 09, 2018
GLOW Season 2
Loved it but we gotta talk
July 09, 2018
Westworld Season 2
SPOILERS! We went from hating it to "oh snap!" after a good long think and rewatch. Are you in or out for season 2 of Westworld. Full disclosure: We're just regular humans so what do we know anyway? Come discuss with us!
June 26, 2018
Queer Eye Season 2
Jonathan, Antoni, Karamo, Tan, and Bobby are baaaaack! How much did you cry? Because we cried A LOT, boobee!
June 17, 2018
The Staircase - Netflix with new episodes
SPOILERS! Slip and fall, murder, or owl? The rollercoaster ride that is The Staircase, what has been called the Citizen Kane of documentaries. Were you satisfied with how it ended? Was justice served?
June 15, 2018
The Americans - Series Finale
SPOILERS! Are you doing shots and thinking about what Paige is about to do next?! Us too! So much happened and we didn't see any of it coming. Just like a sneak attack by an illegal!
June 03, 2018
SPOILERS! Did you see Bill Hader's new HBO series? It's soooo good. It's 2 babka good. Just ask fanboy Noho Hank. We talk about the dark dark comedy that came out of nowhere.
May 16, 2018
Atlanta Season 2 Robbin Season
SPOILERS! How did you feel about Robbin' Season? We got to see more of the insides of Earn, Darius, and Alfred and, man, it got deep and scary. Will Alfred fire Earn? Will Darius put his foot in some European pasta? Will Tracy break in and squat until he figures it all out? Will Lottie escape the pen? Is Alligator man still running? Pile on the outdoor couch with us, smoke this, and discuss.
May 16, 2018
Atlanta - Teddy Perkins
SPOILERS! Do you ever get the feeling stuff like this always happens to Darius? Yeah, us too.
April 11, 2018
The Assassination of Gianni Versace
SPOILERS! Ryan Murphy's second season of American Crime Story came to a tragic conclusion. What did you think? Come join us!
March 24, 2018
SPOILERS! Are the Oscars keeping up with the times? What's good? What's bad? What's still the same?
March 06, 2018
The Cloverfield Paradox
SPOILERS! We talk about the 2008 original Cloverfield, the second in the anthology 2016's 10 Cloverfield Lane, the latest The Cloverfield Paradox as well as the multiverse, the Slushoverse, and more!
February 23, 2018
SPOILERS! If you haven't seen it, go see Black Panther! This cast. This director. This script. This crew. Beautiful, powerful, and the best time ever.
February 19, 2018
Tan! Karamo! Antoni! Jonathan! Bobby! Queer Eye 2018. Yaaaas, y'all!
February 18, 2018
The Good Place
SPOILERS! What did you think of season 2 of The Good Place? What?! Yeah, us too. Come listen when you're all caught up!
February 12, 2018
SPOILERS! Season 4 went boldly where no woman coder has gone before. Cole! What are you up to? Which was your fav episode? Least fav? We talk about the standouts from all of the seasons and more!
January 17, 2018
SPOILERS! Season 2 of The Crown did not disappoint. Philip grew up rough. Margaret is a hot mess. Tony has mommy issues. Charles is a wuss. Tommy really never retired. And the Duke of Windsor is a bitchface traitor! Elizabeth throws out her neck rolling it at everybody.
January 17, 2018
SMILF Season 1
SPOILERS! Frankie Shaw's SMILF came out of nowhere and blew us away. We talk about the stunning first season and why we'll watch anything Frankie Shaw makes.
January 02, 2018
Best TV Shows of 2017
SPOILERS! We didn't do the traditional Top 10. Instead, we talk about the shows that stood out. At least, the ones we could get too. So here's what we thought were the best TV shows of 2017. Press play!
December 24, 2017
Mr. Robot eps3.9_shutdown-r
SPOILERS! Mr. Robot's season 3 finale answered questions and opened up a lot more but boy was it disturbing, satisfying, and whole lot of WOW!
December 16, 2017
Mr. Robot eps3.8_stage3.torrent
SPOILERS! Whiterose may have overplayed her hand. Lover Assistant Grant knows what's up. Darlene and Dom barter. Angela has done lost her damn mind. Robot and Tyrell flirt. Well, the way they do. Vans everywhere!
December 10, 2017
Mr. Robot eps3.7_dont-delete-me.ko
SPOILERS! Elliot has the strangest day of all days. One of the best episodes of Mr. Robot yet. Give Rami Malek an Emmy already.
December 01, 2017
Mr. Robot Season 3 Episode 7 eps3.6_fredrick+tanya.chk
SPOILERS! Oh, man... we need a hug from KITT.
November 24, 2017
Mr. Robot Season 3 Episode 6 eps3.5_kill-pr0cess.inc
As always, SPOILERS! From a seamless previous episode to a manic race against the clock, Robot and Elliot duke it out. Angela falls deeper into the rabbit hole. Darlene gets restless. Dom disobeys orders. Zhang gets what he wants while Price probably does not. This episode was a real brain hanger. And we hope Rami Malek got hazard pay.
November 18, 2017
Mr. Robot Season 3 Episode 5 eps3.4_runtime-error.r00.
SPOILERS! 31 cuts made the episode look seamless as Angela and the Dark Army give Elliot the runaround at E Corp. The jig is up and now Elliot knows about everything. That's probably not a delicious Red Wheelbarrow sammie in that bag for Elliot and Angela to share.
November 10, 2017
Mr. Robot Season 3 Episode 4 eps3.3_m3tadatapar2
SPOILERS! We are worried about Darlene. She's alone, she's making murdery revenge pacts with her brother, and she's totally wearing sweatpants as streetwear. Tyrell has no chill while Robot and Elliot grapple for power. But Angela's here to get all stabby stab stab.
November 03, 2017
The Walking Dead Season 8 Episode 2 The Damned
SPOILERS! So, hey, yeah. Um. Well, that happened. Is it us or was that whole thing extremely frustrating?
October 31, 2017
Mr. Robot Season 3 Episode 3 eps3.2_legacy.so
SPOILERS! What happened in those three days after the Five Nine hack? Tyrell is a superstar at woodchopping. Christian Slater does an excellent Rami Malek. Irving has been with us for a long time, turns out. And Whiterose is a full-time string-pulling OG. Join us for Robot!
October 27, 2017
The Walking Dead Season 8 Episode 1 Mercy
Well, was all of the lead up worth it? Does the show deserve its lower ratings? Is Maggie giving birth to the tiniest baby ever? Did you catch all of those easter eggs? Step into our backyard and join us.
October 25, 2017
Mr. Robot Season 3 Episode 2 eps3.1_undo.gz
SPOILERS! This episode shook us like Robot shook Darlene. We are RATTLED! But in the most delightful ways. Pour yourself a bowl of water from Elliot's kitchen, put on your best Trunk Club Shirt, and sit down on our retro dingy punched pleather couch. We're going in!
October 19, 2017
Mr Robot Season 3 Episode 1 eps3.0_power-saver-mode.h
SPOILERS! Season 3 of Mr. Robot kicked into high gear and packed a punch of our collective guts and other orifices (orifi?). Join us for a full-on discussion of what duality and disintegration will truly mean this season.
October 13, 2017
Rick and Morty Season 3
SPOILERS, Y'ALL! Ooh wee! That was a wild ride only an Evil Morty would truly enjoy. We discuss how we got to season 3 and what's up with Mr. Poopy Butthole, the most well-adjusted character in the series. Come join us!
October 04, 2017
Preacher Season 2
Season 2 of Preacher packed a punch so hard, it punctured our bulletproof vest and ripped off our nipple chains. Join us for a big fat discussion of both seasons and especially that ending.
September 17, 2017
Twin Peaks: The Return
Major Spoilers! We take a trip to Jack Rabbit's Palace using our own crazy coordinates to decipher David Lynch and Mark Frost's return to the screen with a beloved mind-bending series. Did we get it right?! Come join us.
September 07, 2017
Game of Thrones "The Dragon and the Wolf"
The season 7 finale was packed. PACKED! We talk about every single thing! Come join us!
August 29, 2017
Game of Thrones "Beyond the Wall"
SPOILERS! Yeah, we're crying into our IKEA rugs too, but it wasn't all bad. There were some funny highlights from the snowy magnificent seven road trip beyond the Wall. Gendry finds out how wildlings stay warm. Tormund learns a new word. The Hound has a good throwing arm. Come join us!
August 21, 2017
Game of Thrones "Eastwatch"
SPOILERS! First meetings, more reunions, unexpected sibling tension, big news, huge new, and then ginormous news! Eastwatch has all the things and probably the biggest thing of all. And it's not Drogon. Come join us!
August 15, 2017
Game of Thrones "Spoils of War"
SPOILER TOWN!!!! If you're not caught up, come back when you are! So much to talk about. So much! Reunions and lists and lessons and cave flirting. Plus, one of the best scenes in the series so far. Come on inside and join us!
August 08, 2017
Game of Thrones "The Queen's Justice"
SPOILERS! Holy bittersweet reunions, Old Nan! Another intense episode in season 7 saw a Targ and a guy who doesn't know he's a Targ squaring off. It takes a half an hour to intro Dany. Two seconds for Jon. Sansa gets a weird hug from her little bro. Cersei is straight up acting like Aerys again and Tyene tries on "Black Cell Revenge in Pink" the hottest new lipstick in King's Landing. And Olenna proves once again she's an OG. Come join us!
August 01, 2017
Game of Thrones "Stormborn"
SPOILERS! We get into that packed episode 2! So many things happened. So many emotional, revealing things about Varys, Olenna, Jaime, and Sam! Plus, we say goodbye to some controversially problematic characters. Plus, a couple gets it while another one get shipblocked. Come and see.
July 25, 2017
All or Nothing Seasons 1 & 2
Lisa gets excited about the sportsball, specifcally the NFL. Ian talks about why this series is a good choice for the sports fan and the newb. Also, new fav. John Fassel.
July 23, 2017
Game of Thrones Season 7 "Dragonstone"
SPOILERS!!! GoTs is baaaaack! And we're more excited than Sam's discovery about Dragonstone! Come on in and join us as we get into that stellar season 7 premiere. Wine, anyone?
July 18, 2017
Better Call Saul / American Gods
SPOILERS! Season 3 of Better Call Saul was soooo freaking good, right?! We talk about all of the stuff that made this season pop. Nacho! Chuck! Jimmy! Saul! Kim! Howard! Mike! We also talk about the stellar first season of American Gods. The casting. The chemistry between Mad Sweeney and Dead Wife Laura. That scene between the Jinn and Salim. How much we love Ricky Whittle and Ian McShane. Plus, that speech from Mr. Nancy. Damn.
July 02, 2017
Artist, teacher, author, and all round wonderful dude Anthony Waters joins us to talk about the Magic the Gathering Grand Prix in Vegas, con frenzy, cool fans, new projects, and other dope shiz.
July 02, 2017
The Handmaid's Tale / Orange Is the New Black
WARNING! SPOILERS! The first season of The Handmaid's Tale was disturbing and crazy good. We talk about where the series could be heading and hopefully not in real life. Orange Is the New Black returned for season 5 after the death of a beloved character and dealt with many other storylines. Possibly too many? But we got to spend some time with new favorites as well as witness Danielle Brooks come into her own as Taystee. Let's discuss.
June 16, 2017
The Leftovers / The Americans
SPOILERS! We talk about all three seasons of The Leftovers. How'd you like that series finale? Was Kevin an angel, a second Jesus or what? Let's talk about Doctor Nine's, uh, TARDIS. And just what the hell was most of it all about anyway? Upside, Kevin can stop murdering Patti now. We also discuss season 5 of The Americans. They really should have given Tuan a dog. Philip is slipping. Oh, and byeee Pastor Tim. Paige gets tough and abandons her bf as well as her spiritual bf. Oleg walks all over Russia and blinks that one eye. Martha shops in the worst grocery store ever and is still really pissed at Gabriel... and so much more. Come on in and let's talk about it!
June 08, 2017
Get Out / Buster's Mal Heart
SPOILERS! We discuss Jordan Peele's first feature Get Out and Sarah Adina's Smith second film Buster's Mal Heart starring The Pacific and Mr. Robot's Rami Malek. Two awesome films with twists.
May 30, 2017