EZ Podcast

EZ Podcast

By Erik Thureson & Zak Abitz
Hosted by Zak Abitz and Erik Thureson, the two discuss films, filmmaking, production, gear and the intricacies of all things nerd.
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Ursa Mini Pro G2 & Birds of Prey
We talk the Ursa Mini G2 4.6K Camera Zak went to the Arizona Suicide Prevention Rally last week. There’s a new bill being introduced in Arizona that they are hoping will be a blueprint for other states. For some more information click here. https://www.gilbertsunnews.com/news/pols-back-gilbert-couple-s-suicide-prevention-plan/article_7e9ac478-49f1-11ea-93f2-bfb98a6f3f6e.html What we’ve been watching: Erik: The Pharmacist on Netflix The Oscars Miss Americana Zak: The Report - Adam Driver being incredible as always. On Amazon Prime Ready Or Not - Such a fun Sam Raimi style film. Horse Girl Brad Pitt’s Best Supporting Actor Speech Then we talk Birds of Prey. Please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or any other streaming platform. We'd love to hear from you. Then shoot us a tweet with a screenshot of your review for a chance to win 2 movie tickets! Email us some movie suggestions, comments on the podcast, or concerns to TheEZPodcastShow@gmail.com If you'd like to support the podcast, Anchor.fm/theezpodcast hen click "Support This Podcast." Social Media: @TheEZPodcast on Instagram and Twitter. @ErikThureson on Instagram and Twitter. @ZakAbitz on Instagram and Twitter.
1:45:45
February 11, 2020
From The Bin // Trading Paint
We got another From the Bin this week! We grabbed a 2019 John Travolta film about dirt track car racing called Trading Paint. Does it suck? Is it good? Maybe? Listen and find out!  Please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or any other streaming platform. We'd love to hear from you. Then shoot us a tweet with a screenshot of your review for a chance to win 2 movie tickets! Email us some movie suggestions, comments on the podcast, or concerns to TheEZPodcastShow@gmail.com If you'd like to support the podcast, Anchor.fm/theezpodcast hen click "Support This Podcast." Social Media: @TheEZPodcast on Instagram and Twitter. @ErikThureson on Instagram and Twitter. @ZakAbitz on Instagram and Twitter.
1:21:11
February 4, 2020
Parasite
We're talking the amazing South Korean film, Parasite, this week! Please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or any other streaming platform. We'd love to hear from you. Then shoot us a tweet with a screenshot of your review for a chance to win 2 movie tickets! Email us some movie suggestions, comments on the podcast, or concerns to TheEZPodcastShow@gmail.com If you'd like to support the podcast, Anchor.fm/theezpodcast hen click "Support This Podcast." Social Media: @TheEZPodcast on Instagram and Twitter. @ErikThureson on Instagram and Twitter. @ZakAbitz on Instagram and Twitter.
1:02:09
January 28, 2020
1917
We're back! The holidays took over and our best of 2019 episode was a look back at the great year of film that was 2019.  This week we're talking the epic 1917.  Please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or any other streaming platform. We'd love to hear from you. Then shoot us a tweet with a screenshot of your review for a chance to win 2 movie tickets! Email us some movie suggestions, comments on the podcast, or concerns to TheEZPodcastShow@gmail.com If you'd like to support the podcast, Anchor.fm/theezpodcast hen click "Support This Podcast." Social Media: @TheEZPodcast on Instagram and Twitter. @ErikThureson on Instagram and Twitter. @ZakAbitz on Instagram and Twitter.
1:12:38
January 21, 2020
Best of 2019
Its our best of episode! We're talking our favorites of 2019.  Zak's Movies: 1. Parasite 2. Marriage Story 3. Avengers: Endgame 4. Joker 5. Knives Out Zak's TV: 1. Watchmen 2. Chernobyl 3. Barry 4. Stranger Things 3 5. Mr. Robot Erik's Movies: 1. Avengers: Endgame 2.Alita Battle Angel 3. El Camino 4. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood 5. Knives Out 6. Us 7. John Wick Please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or any other streaming platform. We'd love to hear from you. Then shoot us a tweet with a screenshot of your review for a chance to win 2 movie tickets! Email us some movie suggestions, comments on the podcast, or concerns to TheEZPodcastShow@gmail.com If you'd like to support the podcast, Anchor.fm/theezpodcast hen click "Support This Podcast." Social Media: @TheEZPodcast on Instagram and Twitter. @ErikThureson on Instagram and Twitter. @ZakAbitz on Instagram and Twitter.
1:45:26
January 8, 2020
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
This episode is spicy!  We're talking 6 Underground, Mandalorian 6 & 7, and of course, Star Wars Episode 9.  What makes this episode special is that Erik has seen Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker and Zak hasn't. Listen to the madness that is someone trying to explain a ridiculous movie to someone that hasn't seen it yet. There's Episode 9 spoilers at 41:45. Please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or any other streaming platform. We'd love to hear from you. Then shoot us a tweet with a screenshot of your review for a chance to win 2 movie tickets! Email us some movie suggestions, comments on the podcast, or concerns to TheEZPodcastShow@gmail.com If you'd like to support the podcast, Anchor.fm/theezpodcast hen click "Support This Podcast." Social Media: @TheEZPodcast on Instagram and Twitter. @ErikThureson on Instagram and Twitter. @ZakAbitz on Instagram and Twitter.
1:36:19
December 23, 2019
FILM REWIND: The Hunt for Red October
We're taking a time machine to the cold war, even though it "ended" 2 years earlier. Its John McTiernan's classic 1990 submarine film, The Hunt for Red October. Starring Sir Sean Connery and Alec Baldwin. Please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or any other streaming platform. We'd love to hear from you. Then shoot us a tweet with a screenshot of your review for a chance to win 2 movie tickets! Email us some movie suggestions, comments on the podcast, or concerns to TheEZPodcastShow@gmail.com If you'd like to support the podcast, Anchor.fm/theezpodcast hen click "Support This Podcast." Social Media: @TheEZPodcast on Instagram and Twitter. @ErikThureson on Instagram and Twitter. @ZakAbitz on Instagram and Twitter.
32:02
December 17, 2019
Marriage Story
This week we are talking the Netflix film, Marriage Story. Directed by Noah Baumbach and starring Adam Driver & Scarlett Johansson.  What We've Been Watching: ERIK: Takers (2010) Master Z - IP Man Legacy (2018) Time Trap(2017) Shadow (2018) David Leitch's Apple Snowball Fight Short Film ZAK: Watchmen (HBO Series) Atypical (Netflix Series) Then we talk all the trailers. Black Widow, WW84, Ghostbusters Afterlife. We finish it off with our Featured Presentation of Netflix's Marriage Story.
1:13:20
December 12, 2019
Knives Out
This week we're talking deals and food. And then shoes? Then we talk about Rian Johnson's new film, KNIVES OUT. Please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or any other streaming platform. We'd love to hear from you. Then shoot us a tweet with a screenshot of your review for a chance to win 2 movie tickets! Email us some movie suggestions, comments on the podcast, or concerns to TheEZPodcastShow@gmail.com If you'd like to support the podcast, Anchor.fm/theezpodcast hen click "Support This Podcast." Social Media: @TheEZPodcast on Instagram and Twitter. @ErikThureson on Instagram and Twitter. @ZakAbitz on Instagram and Twitter.
1:12:34
December 3, 2019
The Mandalorian & Ford V Ferrari
This week we're talking about the biggest show that's not on TV. The Disney+ original The Mandalorian. Oh yea. It's good. We also saw the awesome and epic Ford V Ferrari.  Please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or any other streaming platform. We'd love to hear from you. Then shoot us a tweet with a screenshot of your review for a chance to win 2 movie tickets! Email us some movie suggestions, comments on the podcast, or concerns to TheEZPodcastShow@gmail.com If you'd like to support the podcast, Anchor.fm/theezpodcast hen click "Support This Podcast." Social Media: @TheEZPodcast on Instagram and Twitter. @ErikThureson on Instagram and Twitter. @ZakAbitz on Instagram and Twitter.
1:54:32
November 27, 2019
From The Bin // Scorpion King: Book of Souls
Watch the Video Version Here! Welcome to the EZ Podcast! Thanks for listening!  This week we start a whole new segment that will also be featured on YouTube soon! Its called: From The Bin. This is where Erik and I randomly stick our hands deep into a crappy $5 bin of DVDs and see what we get!  The first episode is the 2018 classic (read: crap) movie, The Scorpion King: Book of Souls. yikes. Please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or any other streaming platform. We'd love to hear from you. Then shoot us a tweet with a screenshot of your review for a chance to win 2 movie tickets! Email us some movie suggestions, comments on the podcast, or concerns to TheEZPodcastShow@gmail.com If you'd like to support the podcast, Anchor.fm/theezpodcast hen click "Support This Podcast." Social Media: @TheEZPodcast on Instagram and Twitter. @ErikThureson on Instagram and Twitter. @ZakAbitz on Instagram and Twitter.
55:59
November 14, 2019
Conversations: Sam Shelton // Jib & Steadicam Operator
Episode 44 This week we have a special guest, Sam Shelton! Sam has been in the film industry for over 20 years and is a professional jib operator as well as Steadicam op. We talk to Sam about what it means to be a positive person in this industry and we get into some interesting details on the Kanye West, Jesus Is King shoot that he was able to run Steadicam for. You can find Sam online @Samuel_Shelton_Video on Instagram Sam's Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/355643359 Sam also has a benefit near and dear to his heart that is ran each year at Phoenix Children's Hospital. You can find out more here. Please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or any other streaming platform. We'd love to hear from you. Then shoot us a tweet with a screenshot of your review for a chance to win 2 movie tickets! Email us some movie suggestions, comments on the podcast, or concerns to TheEZPodcastShow@gmail.com If you'd like to support the podcast, Anchor.fm/theezpodcast hen click "Support This Podcast." Social Media: @TheEZPodcast on Instagram and Twitter. @ErikThureson on Instagram and Twitter. @ZakAbitz on Instagram and Twitter.
59:23
October 30, 2019
Film Rewind: Grosse Pointe Blank
Episode 43: This week we're going way off season and talking about a movie that isn't even remotely close to a Halloween movie, 1997's Gross Pointe Blank. Up top, we talk about what we've been watching which includes, Fastest Car Season 2, Taco Chronicles, Chef Show Season 2, Between Two Ferns The Movie and then Zak completely hates the Hellboy remake and doesn't want anyone to watch it at all. Seriously, don't. Please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or any other streaming platform. We'd love to hear from you. Then shoot us a tweet with a screenshot of your review for a chance to win 2 movie tickets! Email us some movie suggestions, comments on the podcast, or concerns to TheEZPodcastShow@gmail.com If you'd like to support the podcast, Anchor.fm/theezpodcast hen click "Support This Podcast." Social Media: @TheEZPodcast on Instagram and Twitter. @ErikThureson on Instagram and Twitter. @ZakAbitz on Instagram and Twitter.
50:25
October 21, 2019
Joker and Where We've Been
Episode 42: This week we’re talking Joker. We discuss why we’ve been away for a few weeks. Warning up top that this episode deals with some serious topics such as depression, mental health, and suicide. If you or someone you know struggles with depression, please talk to someone. Some help could be found here: https://nndc.org/resource-links/ If you or someone you know needs help with mental illness, please talk to someone and check out this link here: https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline If you need someone to talk to, Erik and I are both on Instagram and Twitter. Just DM us. We’ll talk to you if you need it. Email us some movie suggestions, comments on the podcast, or concerns to TheEZPodcastShow@gmail.com If you'd like to support the podcast, Anchor.fm/theezpodcast then click "Support This Podcast." Social Media: @TheEZPodcast on Instagram and Twitter. @ErikThureson on Instagram and Twitter. @ZakAbitz on Instagram and Twitter.
1:22:32
October 14, 2019
IBC 2019 & iPhone 11 Pro
Episode 41: Its our one year anniversary! This week we're talking all the news coming out of IBC 2019 and then we debate on if the iPhone 11 Pro is really Pro or not. Erik wants phone photographers to get off his lawn and Zak wants him to see the error in his ways. Its a great one!  Please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or any other streaming platform. We'd love to hear from you. Then shoot us a tweet with a screenshot of your review for a chance to win 2 movie tickets! Email us some movie suggestions, comments on the podcast, or concerns to TheEZPodcastShow@gmail.com If you'd like to support the podcast, Anchor.fm/theezpodcast hen click "Support This Podcast." Social Media: @TheEZPodcast on Instagram and Twitter. @ErikThureson on Instagram and Twitter. @ZakAbitz on Instagram and Twitter.
1:12:38
September 16, 2019
IT: Chapter 2
Episode 40: This week we're talking IT: Chapter 2. Before we get into that, we talk about some new music from Post Malone and TOOL.  Then we talk about a bunch of car shows on Netflix: Hyperdrive, Car Masters: Rust to Riches, Rust Valley Restorers, Fastest Car. Erik's been getting into more anime including One Punch Man and Initial D. We go off on a wild ride about a Twitter incident Erik and Zak had that brings new information to Erik. Its fun? Then we finally talk about IT: Chapter 2. We get to spoilers at around 1:02:05 Please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or any other streaming platform. We'd love to hear from you. Email us some movie suggestions, comments on the podcast, or concerns to TheEZPodcastShow@gmail.com If you'd like to support the podcast, Anchor.fm/theezpodcast hen click "Support This Podcast." Social Media: @TheEZPodcast on Instagram and Twitter. @ErikThureson on Instagram and Twitter. @ZakAbitz on Instagram and Twitter.
1:27:20
September 9, 2019
D23 & Spider-Man
Episode 39:  This week we're talking about the crazy announcements from Disney's biggest fan event, D23. Then we get into the news about Spider-Man leaving the MCU. We wrap it up with a little more gear talk and Zak goes ham on Canon. Please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or any other streaming platform. We'd love to hear from you. Email us some movie suggestions, comments on the podcast, or concerns to TheEZPodcastShow@gmail.com If you'd like to support the podcast, Anchor.fm/theezpodcast then click "Support This Podcast." Social Media: @TheEZPodcast on Instagram and Twitter. @ErikThureson on Instagram and Twitter. @ZakAbitz on Instagram and Twitter.
1:28:12
August 27, 2019
Gear Talk ...Again
Episode 38:  Its another gear episode. We’ve got updates on the BMPCC 6K and the RED Komodo cameras. We get into the Apple v. RED debacle. Then we talk about something really cool, the Unreal Engine LED wall. We’ll post the video on our social media. Finally, we talk about our day with the Panasonic Varicam LT cameras. Please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or any other streaming platform. We'd love to hear from you. Email us some movie suggestions, comments on the podcast, or concerns to TheEZPodcastShow@gmail.com If you'd like to support the podcast, Anchor.fm/theezpodcast hen click "Support This Podcast." Social Media: @TheEZPodcast on Instagram and Twitter. @ErikThureson on Instagram and Twitter. @ZakAbitz on Instagram and Twitter.
1:24:11
August 19, 2019
Camera Gear Talk!
Episode 37:  This week we're talking camera announcements and new podcast gear.  Blackmagic Design Releases the Pocket Cinema Camera 6K and RED teases their new Komodo camera. We're also talking about our new podcast gear. The Rode Podmic. Please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or any other streaming platform. We'd love to hear from you. Email us some movie suggestions, comments on the podcast, or concerns to TheEZPodcastShow@gmail.com If you'd like to support the podcast, Click Here then click "Support This Podcast." @TheEZPodcast on Instagram and Twitter. @ErikThureson on Instagram and Twitter. @ZakAbitz on Instagram and Twitter.
1:08:23
August 12, 2019
Once Upon A Time... In Hollywood
Episode 36:  This week we're talking Tarantino's newest film. Oh, and its full of spoilers. We get into the discussion of finalizing a movie on Film vs. Digital. Then we ask if these types of films will still be available in a theater in 10 years. Please leave us a review on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or any other streaming platform. We'd love to hear from you. Email us some movie suggestions, comments on the podcast, or concerns to TheEZPodcastShow@gmail.com If you'd like to support the podcast, Click Here then click "Support This Podcast." @TheEZPodcast on Instagram and Twitter. @ErikThureson on Instagram and Twitter. @ZakAbitz on Instagram and Twitter.
1:30:39
August 5, 2019
Spider-Man: Far From Home and the Importance of Movies
Episode 35:  We're back!  On this week's episode we talk about Erik not watching HBO's Chernobyl. How Top Gun still holds up.  Erik talks about what he's been working on which is why we've been away for awhile. (Warning: Emotional) If you'd like to help support the life of Hella Sketchy, please donate to the GoFundMe by clicking here. Spider-Man: Far From Home Spoilers - 32:36 The EZ Podcast on Twitter and Instagram @theEZpodcast Email us at TheEZPodcastShow@gmail.com Erik on Twitter and Instagram @ErikThureson Zak on Instagram @ZakAbitz If you liked the episode, please subscribe on your favorite streaming platform! It helps us to create more content. If you really liked it, please consider writing a review!  If you'd like to support the podcast, head over to anchor.fm/theEZpodcast and click "Support this Podcast"
57:06
July 23, 2019
Conversations: Oscar Winner Mark Mangini // Sound Artist
Filmmakers and Movie Goers, this is the biggest interview we'd had yet! We got to sit down with Oscar Winning Sound Artist, Mark Mangini. Mark has worked on incredible films including Raiders of the Lost Ark, Gremlins, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Blade Runner 2049, and Mad Max: Fury Road, which he won an Oscar for alongside David White. This interview is filled with some awesome stories, insight, and how to bring more into sound than just filling dead air. You can find Mark Mangini online at MarkMangini.com His Odyssey Sound Collection is available online. Check out Mark's Blog for more great insight. We also talked about his film, "Cages" that is about the prison system in the US. This is an amazing project that is currently looking for funding to become a feature film. This is a great cause and we can't wait to see what Mark does with it. The EZ Podcast on Twitter and Instagram @theEZpodcast Email us at TheEZPodcastShow@gmail.com Erik on Twitter and Instagram @ErikThureson Zak on Instagram If you liked the episode, please subscribe on your favorite streaming platform! It helps us to create more content. If you really liked it, please consider writing a review!  If you'd like to support the podcast, head over to anchor.fm/theEZpodcast and click "Support this Podcast"
1:09:11
June 30, 2019
Conversations: Jeff Bartsch // Editor and Story Greenlight Creator
This week continues with our conversations with industry pros! This is another great one as we talk to Jeff Bartsch about editing American Ninja Warrior and what its like to be a YouTuber. Jeff created Story Greenlight to help other filmmakers take their content to the next level. He is also an editor on the hit NBC show American Ninja Warrior which is going into it's 12 season soon. You can find Jeff on YouTube at StoryGreenlight.com as well as on Instagram. The EZ Podcast on Twitter and Instagram @theEZpodcast Email us at TheEZPodcastShow@gmail.com Erik on Twitter and Instagram @ErikThureson Zak on Instagram If you liked the episode, please subscribe on your favorite streaming platform! It helps us to create more content. If you really liked it, please consider writing a review!  If you'd like to support the podcast, head over to anchor.fm/theEZpodcast and click "Support this Podcast"
1:01:28
June 24, 2019
Conversations: Vahn // Editor and IMAX Enthusiast
On this week's episode, we're talking to @ImaFilmEditor Vahn! He talks about how he's gotten some of his IMAX prints and dives deep into the importance of the cinema experience. Vahn is on Twitter and Instagram @ImAFilmEditor The EZ Podcast on Twitter and Instagram @theEZpodcast Email us at TheEZPodcastShow@gmail.com Erik on Twitter and Instagram @ErikThureson Zak on Instagram If you liked the episode, please subscribe on your favorite streaming platform! It helps us to create more content. If you really liked it, please consider writing a review!  If you'd like to support the podcast, head over to anchor.fm/theEZpodcast and click "Support this Podcast"
1:08:15
June 17, 2019
Conversations: Rob Ruscher // Cinematographer & Movi Operator
We're back from CineGear 2019 at Paramount Studios! On this episode, we have an awesome conversation with cinematographer and Movi operator, Rob Ruscher. A few of Rob's projects we talk about on this episode:  Buick Commercial Planet Hollywood Commercial Twenty One Pilots - heavydirtysoul Cinematographer's Insight Facebook Group You can find more from Rob at robruscher.com You can follow The EZ Podcast on Instagram and Twitter @theEZpodcast Email us at theEZpodcastShow@gmail.com And don't forget to subscribe! 
54:08
June 10, 2019
Lead Up To CineGear '19 and The Adobe Rant
Episode 30:  Up front: We are trying a new video version of the podcast and so that's some of the awkwardness you hear.  First we talk about gear and expectations for CineGear 2019. We finally announce who our incredible interviews will be while we're at CineGear. Then we get into the hot debate of Apple and Adobe not playing nice.  Its a good episode. I promise. The EZ Podcast on Instagram and Twitter: @theEZpodcast Erik on Instagram and Twitter: @erikthureson Zak on Instagram: @zakabitz Email us with gear questions, topic discussions, and complaints to TheEZPodcastShow@gmail.com
49:11
May 27, 2019
John Wick 3
Episode 29:  We are talking the epic John Wick 3 on this week's episode!  John Wick 3 SPOILERS: 29:20 Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @theEZpodcast Send us some movie recommendations, episode ideas, and questions to TheEZPodcastShow@gmail.com Erik on Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube: @erikthureson Zak on Instagram: @zakabitz
51:13
May 20, 2019
Pokemon: Detective Pikachu
Episode 28:  This week we talk Pokemon: Detective Pikachu! Some Endgame spoilers up top. Pokemon: Detective Pikachu Spoilers: 52:40 The EZ Podcast on Instagram and Twitter: @theEZpodcast Erik on Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube: @erikthureson Zak on Instagram: @zakabitz If you love the podcast, think about supporting us! 
1:05:00
May 14, 2019
Peter Mayhew and the Impact of Star Wars '77
Episode 27:  On this week's episode, we talk about the unfortunate passing of Peter "Chewbacca" Mayhew. Then we get into the impact that the original Star Wars trilogy had on filmmaking. Oh, and we bring up MCU stuff, again.  Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @theEZpodcast Erik on Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube: @ErikThureson Zak on Instagram: @ZakAbitz
1:14:37
May 6, 2019
AVENGERS: ENDGAME (Special Guest Brent Ray)
Episode 26:  After 21 movies and 11 years, the finale to Marvel's Infinity Saga is finally here! We talk briefly about some non-spoiler crew and tech stuff then we get into the meat of it. SPOILERS - 27:40 (Seriously, its full of spoilers) Brent Ray on Instagram: @BrentRay33 BrentRayDesign.com The EZ Podcast on Instagram and Twitter: @TheEZPodcast Email us with topic ideas, concerns, complaints, and questions: TheEZPodcastShow@gmail.com Erik on Instagram and Twitter: @ErikThureson Zak on Instagram: @ZakAbitz
1:46:48
April 29, 2019
NAB 2019
Episode 25:  On this episode: WHAT ARE WE WATCHING?: Erik saw Shazam! and Little.  We annoyingly discuss the new Star Wars trailer. FEATURED PRESENTATION: We talk NAB 2019.  The EZ Podcast Instagram and Twitter: @theEZpodcast Email us your questions and requests: theEZpodcastShow@gmail.com Erik on Instagram and Twitter: @erikthureson Zak on Instagram: @zakabitz
1:28:03
April 15, 2019
Us and Shazam!
Episode 24:  Zak isn't dying anymore so the podcast is back!  In the What We've Been Watching segment: Erik and Zak talk about the new Twilight Zone, Netflix's Fast Cars, 2018's Hereditary, History Channel's Vikings, and sharing the classic School of Rock with a new fan. Double Featured Presentation: We get into the new Jordan Peele film, Us.  "Us" Spoilers - 46:45 Shazam! (Its full of spoilers) - 1:12:45 Check us out @TheEZPodcast on Instagram and Twitter. The EZ Podcast Show on YouTube. Email us at TheEZPodcastShow@gmail.com Erik on Instagram and Twitter - @ErikThureson Zak on Instagram - @ZakAbitz If you want to support this podcast, please visit anchor.fm/theezpodcast and support us today! 
1:35:59
April 8, 2019
Avengers: Engame Trailer and Love, Death + Robots
Episode 23:  We're back! On this episode we talk about the return of James Gunn, the new Avengers: Endgame trailer. Then we get into the graphic but amazing Netflix anthology series, Love, Death + Robots. Follow us on Instagram and Twitter: @theEZpodcast Email us comments or topic ideas to theEZpodcastShow@gmail.com Follow Erik on Instagram: @erikthureson Follow Zak on Instagram: @zakabitz
1:01:36
March 25, 2019
Captain Marvel (with Special Guest)
Episode 22:  This episode sponsored by Anchor Podcasts! Have you wanted to start your own podcast but aren't sure how to do it? Head over to anchor.fm/start and get your podcast idea out there today!  This week, Erik and Zak are joined by special guest Kinni Abitz to talk about Marvel's newest addition to the MCU, Captain Marvel. 19:00 - Spoilers for Captain Marvel The EZ Podcast on Instagram and Twitter: @theEZpodcast Zak on Instagram: @zakabitz Erik on Instagram and Twitter: @erikthureson Email us with topic ideas, gear discussion or questions: theEZpodcastShow@gmail.com
53:43
March 11, 2019
The Umbrella Academy and Live Streaming Events
Episode 21 The Umbrella Academy and Live Streaming Events Erik talks about a new platform for streaming events. Zak gets Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy spoiled for him. WARNING: SPOILERS for The Umbrella Academy. The EZ Podcast on Instagram and Twitter: @theEZpodcast Erik on YouTube, Instagram and Twitter: @erikthureson Zak on Instagram: @zakabitz
1:29:41
March 4, 2019
Zak Is Back From Africa!
Episode 20 Show Notes   We’re back! Zak is back from Africa and talks about his experience there. We also talk about a lot of what we’ve been watching.   The Umbrella Academy Daredevil Season 3Happy! Black Mirror The Grand Tour’s Jim Clark Documentary   Have an idea for an episode or piece of gear for us to talk about? Email us at TheEZPodcastShow@gmail.com   Instagram and Twitter - TheEZPodcast Instagram and Twitter - zakabitz Instagram and Twitter - erikthureson
1:01:36
February 25, 2019
Filming Abroad and Red Atomos News
Episode 19 -  Filming Abroad and Red/Atomos News   On What We’ve Been Watching: Amazon’s The Grand Tour and Patriot Zak is rewatching Annihilation but listening to it instead of watching it.   Gear Corner: On this week’s episode we talk about the deal struck between two digital filmmaking giants, Red and Atomos. We also talk about Red’s new rental camera, Red Ranger.   Special Segment: Filming Abroad. Zak talks about how he’s preparing to film in Liberia, Africa with little power and no grip gear. Look out for part 2 of this segment after Zak returns from Africa.   The EZ Podcast on Instagram and Twitter: @theEZpodcast Erik on Instagram and Twitter: @erikthureson Zak on Instagram and Twitter: @zakabitz
52:45
February 11, 2019
Glass and The Oscars
Episode 18: Glass and The Oscars   We talk about the Netflix Documentaries, Fyre and Conversations with a Killer: The Ted Bundy Tapes   Then we get into our mutual dislike for The Oscars   Featured Presentation: (SPOILERS) M. Night Shyamalan’s 2019 Film, Glass   The EZ Podcast on Instagram and Twitter: @theEZpodcast Zak on Instagram and Twitter: @zakabitz Erik on Instagram and Twitter: @erikthureson
1:02:39
February 5, 2019
Free Solo and the Streaming Problem
Episode 17 - Free Solo and The Streaming Problem   Erik and Zak talk about the benefits and difficulties of the internet and streaming options.   Featured Presentation: Free Solo - 48:25   The EZ Podcast on Instagram and Twitter - @theEZpodcast   Zak and Erik on Instagram and Twitter - @zakabitz and @erikthureson
1:13:41
January 28, 2019
Best of 2018 Part 2
Episode 16  Erik and Zak finish up their list of their favorite things from 2018. Let us know what your favorite movies, TV shows, and other media from 2018. Email us at TheEZPodcastShow@gmail.com The EZ Podcast online: Instagram & Twitter - @TheEZPodcast YouTube - TheEZPodcastShow Zak on Twitter & Instagram @zakabitz Erik on Twitter & Instagram @erikthureson
1:03:09
January 14, 2019
The Best of 2018 & then there's Aquaman
Episode 15 Show Notes   Aquaman and The Best of 2018: Part 1   We get into why Aquaman is every adventure movie ever made but not its own movie. We also talk about our favorite pieces of media in 2018. This is just Part 1. Be sure to find part 2 next week!   Follow us on Instagram and Twitter @theEZpodcast Zak on Twitter and Instagram @zakabitz Erik on Twitter and Instagram @erikthureson
1:09:34
January 8, 2019
Our First Christmas Episode
Episode 14 - Nostalgic Christmas Movies   Zak and Erik talk about their favorite Nostalgic Christmas Movies.   Elf Home Alone National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation White Christmas The Classic Animated Christmas Movies It’s A Wonderful Life   Special Mention: Krampus   The EZ Podcast on Instagram and Twitter - @TheEZPodcast Zak on Instagram - @zakabitz Erik on Instagram and Twitter - @erikthureson   Email us questions and suggestions - TheEZPodcastShow@gmail.com
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December 24, 2018
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Episode 13  On this episode, Zak rants about his problems with the Adobe Creative Suite.Erik talks about some holiday deals on software (final draft and Red Giant). And they both gush about Into the Spiderverse! Featured Presentation: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse - 21:00 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (SPOILERS) - 31:45
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December 18, 2018
Bumblebee 2018
Episode 12 - Bumblebee 2018   This week’s episode has a spicy Erik. Zak loses a bet on what Avengers 4’s title is. Erik loses his cool because he didn’t get to see Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse a week early.   Our Featured Presentation is Bumblebee. A full two weeks before it releases.   Bumblebee - 15:44 Bumblebee (SPOILERS) - 32:54   Follow us on Instagram and Twitter - @TheEZPodcast YouTube - The EZ Podcast Show Zak and Erik on Instagram and Twitter - @zakabitz & @erikthureson   Email us Questions and Suggestions - TheEZPodcastShow@gmail.com
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December 10, 2018
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs & YouTube’s Origin
Episode 11 - The Ballad of Buster Scruggs & YouTube’s Origin Zak talks Netflix and Coen Brothers’ The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (No Spoilers) Erik checked out YouTube’s original series, Origin (No Spoilers) Zak voices his disdain for Netflix’s The Christmas Chronicles How many Elf references did we have? Tweet @theEZPodcast with the right amount and you could win a free movie ticket! Follow us on Instagram and Twitter - @TheEZPodcast Subscribe on YouTube - The EZ Podcast Show Zak and Erik on Twitter and Instagram: @zakabitz & @erikthureson
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December 3, 2018
Creed II and Wreck It Ralph 2
Episode 10 - Creed II and Wreck It Ralph 2   Zak and Erik talk about what they did over the Thanksgiving Holiday. Zak talks about Red Dead Redemption 2, again. We argue about if Twitch is filmmaking or not.   31:00 - Wreck It Ralph 2 42:00 - Wreck It Ralph 2 SPOILERS 51:00 - Creed II 1:01:30 - Creed II SPOILERS   Do you have a movie you watch every Thanksgiving? Tweet us and tell us @TheEZPodcast!   Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @TheEZPodcast Follow Zak on Instagram @zakabitz Follow Erik on Instagram @erikthureson
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November 27, 2018
Stan Lee, Overlord, Widows, Crimes of Grindelwald
Episode 09 - Show Notes   1:39 - We talk about Stan Lee   5:20 - Zak talks about visiting Warner Bros. Backlot   11:28 - We talk script problems with Fantastic Beasts 2   24:06 - Overlord   36:14 - Widows   50:40 - Trailer Talks
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November 21, 2018
Red Dead Redemption 2, Bohemian Rhapsody, Star is Born, and Less than Zero
Episode 8 Show Notes:   On this episode, we talk Red Dead Redemption 2, Bohemian Rhapsody, A Star Is Born, and Less Than Zero.   WHAT HAVE WE BEEN WORKING ON? Erik talks about his trip to New York   Zak talks about a YouTube channel to check out. RedLetterMedia’s YouTube https://youtube.com/redlettermedia   Zak’s life is turning into the wild west with Red Dead Redemption 2 - 11:00   WHAT HAVE WE BEEN WATCHING? Zak talks about Bohemian Rhapsody (Spoilers) - 18:20   Erik talks about A Star Is Born (Spoilers) - 37:00   We both talk about the ‘87 classic Less Than Zero (Spoilers) - 52:00   CHECK US OUT ON SOCIAL   Twitter and Instagram @theEZpodcast   YouTube @theEZpodcastshow   Erik & Zak on Instagram @erikthureson @zakabitz
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November 8, 2018
Demystifying Film Festivals
Episode 7 - Film Festivals   Things We’re Working On: The Party Episode 1 was released. (not online yet) Erik is working on his 25 year career retrospect.   Things We’re Watching: Erik saw Beautiful Boy. A film about addiction. For addiction resources, please visit www.beautifulboyinfo.com   Zak is playing Red Dead Redemption 2.   Featured Presentation: Film Festivals. Some insight into SXSW and Florida Film Festival. Along with general festival talk, we talk about treating filmmakers at festivals with respect and just remembering they are normal people.
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October 29, 2018
Halloween (2018)
Episode 6 - Halloween (2018)   Halloween Spoilers Start at - 37:20   Instagram - @TheEZPodcast Twitter - @TheEZPodcast   Instagram - @ZakAbitz Instagram - @ErikThureson
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October 22, 2018
First Man
Episode 5 - First Man   Erik talks about the Halloween Film Festival and Zak gets emotional talking about First Man.   4:15 - Casey Neistat and Moment’s Halloween Film Festival 8:03 - First Man Discussion   Check us out on Instagram and Twitter: @TheEZPodcast We’re on YouTube at The EZ Podcast Show Zak’s Instagram: @zakabitz Erik’s Instagram: @erikthureson
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October 16, 2018
Venom & The Theater Experience
Episode 4 - Zak and Erik talk about the theater experience and everything wrong with Venom.   00:35:50:10 - SPOILERS FOR VENOM START 01:01:48:08 - SPOILERS END & WHAT’S COMING OUT NEXT?   @theezpodcast - Twitter @theezpodcast - Instagram The EZ Podcast - YouTube   @zakabitz - Instagram @erikthureson - Instagram
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October 7, 2018
Quasars and Filters
Episode 3 - Guess who's back?!  After a week off due to production and travel, and with a sincere apology in tow, Zak and Erik are back!  This episode they discuss Quasar Science LED lights and Tiffen lens filters (Black Pro Mist).  
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October 1, 2018
The Predator 2018
Episode 2 - Zak and Erik discuss the new Predator movie, the franchise, and related tangents.  The Predator 2018 - The tangent episode S1E2 by Zak Abitz and Erik Thureson.  A film podcast by nerds.
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September 17, 2018
MCU Anniversary Festival
Episode 1 - This is the first official episode of The EZ Podcast hosted by Zak Abitz and Erik Thureson.  A film podcast by nerds.  This the pronunciation episode where Zak corrects all of Erik's bad pronunciations, like Ben Affleck.  The two discuss the Marvel MCU 10th Anniversary IMAX Festival and key films.
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September 10, 2018