Noble Wisdom joins Paul and AJ to chat about his book The Wisdom of the Shire: A Short Guide to a Long and Happy Life, his forthcoming series The Warrior Trilogy, the work of Tolkien, and so much more. Including but not limited to: the time he watched The Empire Strikes Back with Irvin Kershner, his experience as a veteran of the video game industry, and the ridiculousness of LEGOs.

Next: it's (probably) just the boys, doing what they do best. And what they do best is very geeky.

Direct download: Episode_130.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:52pm CDT

Joanna Gaskell and Rob Hunt of the webseries Standard Action return to discuss their second season, dead squirrels, board games, and dehydrated pepperoni. Plus, Paul and AJ talk about their Scott Pilgrim Twitter party and FX's great new series The Americans.

Next: Noble Smith, author of The Wisdom of the Shire, joins the boys to geek out about, well...everything.

Direct download: Episode_129.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:00am CDT

What does it mean to be a hero? Does "escapism" have to be a derogatory term? Can good guys be as compelling as their supporting casts and villains? To explore these questions, Paul and AJ are joined by friend of the show/Broken Magic author Eric Sipple and TV writer/producer (of Angel, among other things) Mere Smith. There's Angel talk, obviously, but also some Spider-Man and some Rurouni Kenshin, plus plenty of Eric-bashing.

Next: Rob Hunt and Joanna Gaskell from Standard Action return to tell us all about season 2!

Direct download: Episode_128.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:07pm CDT

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Die Hard--and the impending release

of the cringingly-titled A Good Day to Die Hard--Paul and AJ have recorded

a commentary track for John McTiernan's 1988 action classic. The boys

discuss a feminist interpretation of the film, the movie's real love story

(it ain't between McClane and his wife), and why in the hell a terrorist

would wear sweatpants.

Direct download: Die_Hard.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:12am CDT

It may still be freezing cold in your area, but spring is on its way, believe it or not. To point you in the right cinematic direction this spring movie-going season, Paul and AJ have chosen 20 movies to look out for (and maybe one to actively avoid). They've got it all covered, from hypnotic tone poems like Upstream Color and To the Wonder; to CGI-packed epics like Oz the Great and Powerful and Oblivion. There should be at least one movie here you won't hate!

Next: the boys are joined by friend of the show Eric Sipple and TV writer Mere Smith (Angel, Rome, Burn Notice) to discuss how good guys--like Angel--can still be compelling.

Direct download: Episode_127.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:24pm CDT





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