Alex Stein (@coldfootfilms) makes a record fourth appearance as we close out 2015 with an examination of our pop culture tastes. We touch on Star Wars, the Golden Globes, and why 2016 will probably be an even worse year. Thanks for all the support. Spread the word, spread the love, and let us band together in the face of the ever encroaching forces of darkness that daily swell.
Sunday, December 13, 2015
Sunday, December 6, 2015
Jackie Vleck (@vleckj) is a writer and the co-host of the podcast “Garbage Town.” On her show, guests come on to discuss their near-hits and almost successes in Hollywood. It’s the end of the year which means that most movies in theaters are awards contenders. What do you do when some films just end up feeling like cinematic “homework?” What do you do when one of those films is the underwhelming “The Danish Girl?” Theaters are offering too many screenings of their movies and us bored white people are annoyed! The Chinese have a day dedicated to single people and Will and Sean are pissed! A girl fled home and lived in internet cafes for ten years, because, why not?
Sunday, November 29, 2015
Kara Kimbrough and TK Matteson are comedians, and wife and husband (see what we did there). Performing separately, together they host the Rebels of Comedy shows around the LA area. They’re also a total hoot. CREED hit theaters this week, how is it that the seventh entry in a 40 year old franchise can feel so fresh and relevant? Does every piece of intellectual property require an extended cinematic universe? Hollywood seems to think so. Christmas is lovely, Christmas music, not so much, especially when it starts in late October. The most crooked sport in the world - why that would be the Paralympics.
Sunday, November 22, 2015
Pablo Marz is an actor and storyteller who runs the LA based show, “Tell-It.” We tackle the most pressing issue of the day - would you kill Baby Hitler? It’s been a slow news week, so instead we discuss what books we’ve been reading. Will has been offered some writing gigs, the problem is, they’re all unpaid, and he has some thoughts. Are emus dangerous? Asking for a friend.
Sunday, November 15, 2015
Arron Fenton (@agentfenton) co-hosts the “Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD” recap show with Will on Collider. Forget that though, she used to be a stuntwoman and, thusly, has awesome stories! The latest James Bond film, Spectre, opened last week - were we shaken? Or merely stirred? The Donald hosted SNL, was it bad? Or the worst thing ever to air on the history of television ever? ESPN shutdown its prestige, long-form journalism site, Grantland. It’s easy to blame the corporate parent, but Will has some thoughts to the contrary. Never trust an old Austrian woman with a pile of money, trust us.
Sunday, November 1, 2015
Oscar Sagastume (@oscarsagastume) does it all - comedian, three time Moth champion, husband, father, podcast guest. Star Wars tickets went on sale - we relate the heroic tales of how we purchased our tickets for opening night. Mets. Royals. Who cares, the World Series are over by now (spoiler alert, the Mets lost). Grown ass adults are paying good money to sleep at the museum. We don’t like these people. A chicken in Australia has its own twitter feed and Sean could not be happier.
Sunday, October 25, 2015
Kasey Koop is a comedian and a dancer at a bikini bar, she’ll tell us which environment brings out creepier men. Alanis Morissette’s “Jagged Little Pill” was released 20 years ago, and it’s still giving us all the feels. Netflix is now in the original feature film business, what did we think of their first entry, “Beasts of No Nation”? Jennifer Lawrence wrote a strongly worded letter to Hollywood - thank god. We introduce you to possibly the worst person in America, possibly.
Sunday, October 18, 2015
Mark Miller (@markmiller123), humorist, essayist, author sits down with us this week. A veteran of the 1970’s San Francisco comedy scene, he took Jay Leno’s advice and made the move to Los Angeles. His most recent book, “500 Coffee Dates: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Online Dating Wars” examines the hilarious plight of the modern, single, male. Graphic sexuality abounds on the set of the upcoming HBO show “Westward.” Have we reached peak nudity on TV? Online fantasy sports are getting out of control and now the Justice Department has some questions for all the Draft Kings and Fan Duelers. Pixar announced its slate of new films, and it’s a direct march into the toilet. Burger King has a new bun that will turn your poop green. Who’s in?
Sunday, October 11, 2015
Adrian Snow knows many things. This Chicago trained actress has starred in many commercials that you most likely have seen on the televisions. Additionally, she and Will co-hosted the “Masters of Sex” Afterbuzz podcast. SNL is back for its 41st season, so of course we are going to talk about it. Matt Damon said a bunch of stupid shit this week. Will has finally earned the opprobrium of internet trolls, and he’s none too happy about it. Monkies taking photos?! Now I’ve seen everything!
Sunday, October 4, 2015
The leaves are, supposedly, browning on the trees and the weather is, allegedly, changing from warm to crisp; that’s right, Fall is upon us, and with it, the Fall Movie Preview. Once more, no guest! Just Will! Just Sean! Just talking movies the way that sometimes two dudes do.
Sunday, September 27, 2015
Steven Brandon (@stevenb29) returns for a third time. As our resident TV expert and sometimes naked dater, it’s logical that we have him on to breakdown last week’s Emmy awards. Who won? Who lost? Who cares? We care!
Sunday, September 20, 2015
Our guest this week is….NOBODY! That’s right, for the first time ever you get to hear the sweet dulcet tones of Will and Sean, flying solo, breaking down this week’s topics. There were scheduling issues and sometimes, you just gotta record. We look at Stephen Colbert’s first two weeks on network TV. The Pope is coming to the East Coast; can he do no wrong? (Canonically speaking, yes, he’s infallible). The Muppets are returning to ABC, are we excited? Sit back, relax, and enjoy this abbreviated episode.
Sunday, September 13, 2015
Joey Vigour (MirrorBoxGames) hates having a boss, that’s why he created his own board game. In CHAOSMOS you play as an alien species exploring far reaches of the galaxy for a universe changing orb. Johnny Depp stretches his acting muscles, but do we care? Summer is over, but do we care? Chipotle tried to go anti-GMO, but do we care? Don’t eat the poo flavored curry!
Sunday, September 6, 2015
Kimleigh Smith (@totallykimleigh) transformed her one-woman show into the “Embrace Your Cape” empowerment movement. As an actress she has worked with some of the biggest names in Hollywood, and the youngest. Should Jon Stewart host a presidential debate? Should a CGI version of Peter Cushing appear in “Star Wars: Rogue One?” Should the studio development process be revamped. All this, and more, in the latest episode.
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Sam Gasch (@samgasch) and Rachel Bieber (@slnowite) co-host the podcast “Rachel & Sam Read A Story.” They share with us some of their favorite and least favorite children’s books. Amazon.com sounds like a terrible place to work, but how else are we going to get same day diaper deliveries? Ashley Madison got hacked - should we feel bad for all the cheating cheaters who cheat? Regal Cinemas will begin searching your bags for weapons and snacks. Can summer be over already? We’re done with the heat, thank you very much.
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Richard Park (@thatrichardpark) quit his comfortable white collar job to pursue stand up comedy. Is he a hero? Or a fool? We don’t know either. Is Tinder and online dating sites ruining romance? Swipe right for yes, left for no. AMC gets desperate this the premiere this week of “Fear the Walking Dead.” Will this new show be a hit or…DOA? Perez Hilton issued a one week ban on reporting anything about the Kardashians; Will thinks that this strategy is a terrible idea destined for failure. You have one week left to wear white before Labor Day.
Monday, August 17, 2015
Alex Alexander, host of P.E.Z. - Personal Essay Show, returns to the podcast with bottles of sugary booze in tow. This time though, we try to keep our heads about us as we record. Twitter is cracking down on joke stealers, but how exactly is this process supposed to work? Miles Teller was Hollywood’s next “It Boy,” until he wasn’t. We discuss “Fantastic Four” and his recent Esquire magazine interview. We, for one, welcome our new robot overlords, may they treat us kindly. Quit peeing on walls in San Francisco - the city has had enough.
Sunday, August 9, 2015
Sunday, August 2, 2015
Kelsey Cook (@kelseycook) is our first guest back after summer break. She travels the country opening for Jim Norton, and hosts a weekly podcast, Cook’d, where she grills other comedians to reveal their naughty secrets. Also, she’s a professional foosball player! That’s right, the table game with the plastic men skewered on metal rods. We get deep inside the science of “The Beautiful Table Game.” Sean just came back from two weeks in Europe, I know, asshole, right? We share travel stories. Harper Lee’s “sequel” to “To Kill a Mockingbird” was released, and guess what - Atticus Finch is now a card carrying racist. So…glad that happened. Netflix keeps jacking their prices up, and someone is not happy about this. Bring us the head of F.W. Murnau!!!
Saturday, July 11, 2015
Hana Michels (@hanamichels) is an LA based comedian and podcaster who will soon be a New York based comedian and podcaster. With her therapist father she co-hosts “Free Therapy” where fellow comedians sit down for an hour of soul searching and analysis. Will is officially unemployed, which means that he has discovered the Lifetime Channel. “Amy” the new documentary about the late singer Amy Winehouse, came out this week. Uber drivers are the worst - we share our stories. Would you name your baby something crazy is a corporation asked you to? We know that we would.
Sunday, June 28, 2015
Lauri Fraser is a storyteller, a voice over artist, and a hair stylist. She gives us tips on how to succeed at all three. Check out her monthly LA Show - "I Love a Good Story." The time is finally here, Will has lost his job. We offer advice and share stories. Summer TV used to mean reruns, not anymore. We review some of the new summer shows. 106.7 KROQ seems to no longer play rock songs, and it’s pissing Will off. Crystal Pepsi is coming back, because of course it is.
Sunday, June 21, 2015
Bob Blankenheim does it all. He can construct a time machine, edit a fake trailer for E.T. 2, recreate the “Friends” opening title sequence, all while flying a plane. “True Detective” returns this week, can it possibly live up to season one? Even legitimate critics are turning into internet trolls. Who watches the watchers? Amusement parks need to get their act together, says Will. Please ignore my kangaroo, he’s a service animal.
Monday, June 15, 2015
Chris Bergoch, co-writer and co-producer of the Sundance hit film, Tangerine, is our guest. Working with his partner, Sean Baker, these two made a film about two transgendered prostitutes wandering the streets of Los Angeles on Christmas Eve in search of justice. Using a cast of both professional and non-professional actors, and shot exclusively on three iPhones (for cost as much as anything else), “Tangerine” comes to theaters on July 10th upon a wave of buzz and good press. “Jurassic World” came out - will it be any good? Will has seen it, and deems it to be so. Election season is in full swing, 18 months before the actual elections. Can we drop the charade and just put the whole reality sow on television already? Tables have turned on the “Game of Thrones” book readers. Can Will avoid spoiling TV exclusive plot developments to his cocky friends? The antechinus might have the right idea.
Sunday, June 7, 2015
Jeff May saves our ass this week. A former Massacheusetts school teacher, he gave up that kingdom of gold to come pursue his comedic dreams in LA. Entourage: The Movie is out, how douchey are we for seeing it? Some artists have it until they don’t. We examine some prime suspects. Josh Duggar is a sexual criminal - or is he??? (He is). Sorry about the audio nonsense in the last 15 minutes, Mercury is in transit or Jupiter is Ascending. Some bullshit like that.
Sunday, May 31, 2015
Anna Koppel of AfterBuzz TV is our guest this week. What’s the value and purpose of recap culture? Are there shows that probably don’t warrant a recap? Letterman ended his late night show - three non fans discuss. Why do we love watching disaster films? Weddings have gotten out of control, Will calls out these hijackers for what they are. Every episode of the podcast is a Japanese “crying room."
Sunday, May 24, 2015
Sam Zia returns to the show, again. On Playboy Radio’s “The Couch,” Sam - a licensed sex therapist - and two lovely (far lovelier than him) co-hosts spend an hour getting to know and talking through the sexual and relationship issues of one lucky guest. He attempts to counsel us, results are varied. Mad Men ended, we unpack the final suitcase. The report on “Deflategate” was released, we discuss those cheating cheaters the New England Patriots. One of Will’s favorite films of the decade, “Zero Dark Thirty” might be a film based atop a palace of lies. Manatees have a better sex life than any of us - lucky sea cows.
Sunday, May 17, 2015
Serafina Wilder is a burlesque dancer. We are not. Things get learnt. People are pissed about the ID4 casting. Drones are coming for your children. The Arclight theater group is awful What are your plans for your loved one’s ashes?
Sunday, May 10, 2015
Jim D’Amato is a New Tork based artist whose works straddle the line between the sinuously organic and the geometrically artificial. He’s also our guest this week. We talk art. It gets heady. Also, he’s our first phone-in guest in over a year. Technology FTW. May weather and Pacquiao has their historic “Fight of the Century,” and everybody lost. Pacquiao’s name has way too many vowels. You don’t realize it until you type it out. Is there a pop culture figure you admire who, if they criticized your work, it would sting more than if it came from someone else? Prom invites are getting out of hand. Slow your rolls, High Schoolers, it’s all downhill from here. Frozen pizza thieves are on the loose in Alaska! Hide yo’ wife! Hide yo’ kids! Hide yo’ pizza!
Sunday, May 3, 2015
Jennifer Lieberman is a busy person. This writer/actress/director has a book of erotic poetry, an 80’s inspired musical web series, a one woman show about her sexual awakening in NYC, and co-stars on Tommy Wiseau’s Hulu series, Neighbors. So yah, the interview is long. Do late night talk shows even matter anymore, or is it okay that they’ve devolved into glorified talent competitions? Jeremy Renner got himself into a little trouble at an Avengers press junket, we discuss. Ben Affleck owned slaves or something like that, we didn’t read the whole article, so, for the sake of brevity, let’s just say that Ben Affleck ABSOLUTELY owned (and owns) slaves. The Bunny Ranch is looking to hire quality control specialists, and Will needs a new job, just saying.
Sunday, April 26, 2015
We’re back from hiatus and ready to tackle this summer’s glut of sequels, reboots, and prequels; sometimes, as is the case of “Terminator: Genisys” a movie manages to be all three of those things at once. Who cares anyways because, on December 18th, THE FORCE AWAKENS ALL OVER YOUR FACE!!!
Sunday, April 12, 2015
Brynn Stanley is a talented singer-songwriter with her first album on he way. She joins us this week to talk music and to share her amazingly catchy, head-boppingly boppy new song, “You’re the One.” Then, as we are wont to do, we force her to stick around to talk pop culture. Trevor Noah was announced as Jon Stewart’s replacement on “The Daily Show.” The internet giveth, and the internet taketh away - we discuss the kerfuffle. Should Will audition for the upcoming season of “Big Brother?” The answer is YES! “Mad Men” returns for its final seven episodes, and we’re all kinda over it. Turn up the dial and prepare to dance around the room.
Sunday, April 5, 2015
Christine Blackburn, author of the recently released “PIT to LAX: My Story Worthy Life” is our guest this week. After working as a flight attendant and joining the Peace Corps, a cancer diagnosis pushed Christine to Los Angeles to finally begin living her dream. Her podcast, “Story Worthy,” features stories from some of Hollywood’s most interesting talents. HBO aired the anti-Scientology documentary, “Going Clear,” this week. Sean and Will are considering heading to the Celebrity Center for an audit. Justin Bieber was roasted. Did they stick an apple in his mouth? Community is back for a sixth season on Yahoo Screen, but some blessings are actually curses in disguise. Who wants to come over and watch a twelve hour road trip on television?
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Micki Grover and Meredith Donahue wrote a book! It’s about cats! More specifically, “Cats You Never Learned About in History Class.” It's kind of adorable . They take us back to school. Let’s talk about the “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,” especially that theme song (It’s a miracle!!!). Who was one of your first celebrity crushes, and do you still stand by that early passionate flush of youthful desire? March Madness is upon us and you know what that means - BRACKETS! Will intends to break some of yours. Vietnam is not big on cinematic BDSM, apparently.
Sunday, March 22, 2015
Aynsley Bubbico, actress from the shows "Greek" and "Heart of Dixie" is our guest this week. Nine years ago she quit her job, packed her bags, and came to Hollywood. Things worked out pretty good for her, we'd say. LAarry David is starring on Broadway; despite lukewarm reviews, performances are selling out. When did the Great White Way become just as craven and star driven as Hollywood? We finally get around to discussing that lying liar who lies, Brian Williams. Unfortunately, we don't have much to say on the topic. Will needs to buy an Apple Watch - society demands it of him. Whose body would you want your hea transplanted on to?
Sunday, March 15, 2015
Vanessa Gritton, comedian and co-host of “Performance Anxiety” podcast joins us for a very sick episode. Each month she and porn star, Jay Taylor, sit down with comedians and adult entertainers to discuss what their first times “performing.” What would you do if you were the last person on earth? Would you spend your days in scholarly pursuit? Or while away in a kiddie pool filled with tequila? Harrison Ford had a brush with death and the internet freaked out. What other celebrities, if rumored to have died, could inspire this level of collective panic? Big box retailers are dying, and Will was on the front lines. Doesn’t Sean sound lovely this week?
Sunday, March 8, 2015
Kirsten Wasson left the world of academia to come out west. This writer and storyteller shares her story with us. how do you react when you meet someone famous whose work you admire? Our reactions might not be as smooth. The Television Academy changed some of their Emmy rules - we discuss. Will is dating a special lady friend, but he has some thoughts on long distance relationships. LLAP
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
John Lopez, writer for Grantland.com, breaks down the 2015 Oscars with us. To be fair, the movies feted all came out in 2014, but we always mess this up. You already know who won, so let’s discuss the show: how was NPH (not good), how was “Everything is Awesome” (Awesome!), and how do we “fix” the Oscars (you don’t)??? Sorry Boyhood, wee you again in 12 years.
Monday, February 23, 2015
Melanie Hamleet’s life is way more interesting than yours. Join us as we talk to her about her many many adventures. Twitter can be a dangerous place, especially when you piss off an entire country/protectorate/whatever Puerto Rico is. Jon Stewart is stepping down from The Daily Show, let us mansplain it to you. Charlie Manson thought he found love, but it wasn’t to be, Will has some thoughts.
Sunday, February 15, 2015
Brad McLaughlin has learned his craft as a film editor by working with some of the legends in the business. He talks to us about some of the challenges involved with editing major Hollywood films. The Grammys happened - the award show that none of us watched - naturally then, we discuss it. Bruce Jenner is officially transitioning to being a woman - naturally then, we discuss. "Fifty Shades of Grey “ the movie is finally here and the BDSM community could not be more displeased. Will has thoughts - naturally. Polar Bear’s penises are breaking off! Should we try and save them?
Monday, February 9, 2015
Christine Schoenwald is this week’s guest. She has written for Salon, XO Jane, and the LA Times (among other notable publications, and is the host of the storytelling show, Piñata. The Super Bowl happened - what was with the awfully depressing commercials? “Better Call Saul” starts this week, what’s the track record on TV Show spinoffs? ReD Carpet “reporters” are the worst…discuss. Please let me know if I left my Vajankle at your house.
Sunday, February 1, 2015
Oscar! Oscar! It’s all about Oscar, Oscar! Finally, no guests, no interviews, no nonsense, just pure unadulterated Will and Sean coming at you: on point, on topic, and on fleek.
Sunday, January 25, 2015
David Huntsberger, co-host of the popular podcast “Professor Blastoff,” stand up comedian, and creator of the monthly live variety show, “The Junk Show,” is our guest. We discuss all those things, because, as you can tell, he’s a busy guy. We also learn why you shouldn’t go to Reno. How come historical “controversies” only seem to surface when films are nearing awards season? We discuss the latest nonsense with regards to “Selma” and “Foxcatcher.” Gen X’ers are turning 50, and this terrifies Will. Too old for Millennials, and too old for these assholes, he doesn’t know where he belongs. The movie adaptation of “Fifty Shades of Grey” is coming out next month. Some religious folks are predictably pissed. Don’t buy whiskey from a man on the street…like ever.
Sunday, January 18, 2015
Alyssa Vaughan returns to help us celebrate our 150th episode. She discusses her return to storytelling and why “Friends” was the greatest thing ever in the history of everything. Golden Globes recap - time to mansplain the results. Girl Scouts have finally gone too far and Will can’t take it anymore. Praise the Lord.
Sunday, January 11, 2015
Brad, the husband and business partner of porn star Siri, joins us this week. We discuss what it’s like to be a porn partner, and how the business of adult imitation really works. A bunch of TV shows are coming back, which should you watch? Trick question, the answer is “Parks and Recreation.” Is there a “dumb comedian” whose works you will watch no matter what? Sony wants Idris Elba to play then next James Bond, but Rush Limbaugh has his own opinions.
Sunday, January 4, 2015
Jessie Kahnweiler is a writer ,actress, director, and returning guest on the show. She tells about her new eating disorder project, “The Skinny,” which is currently being produced under the aegis of Jill Soloway. Sony released “The Interview,” did WWIII start…spoiler alert, it didn’t. Stephen Colbert “retired,” did WWIII start…spoiler alert, it didn’t. 2015 descended upon us, did WWIII start…yes! Yes! YES!