You have to believe Gobbledygeek is magic. Or at the very least, that Paul and Arlo will revel in cinematic magic on the latest Geek Challenge. Robert Greenwald's infamous 1980 flop Xanadu is paired with David Lynch's acclaimed 2001 masterpiece Mulholland Drive for a fantastical discussion of filmic fantasy. The boys argue that Xanadu should not be seen as a failure, interpret Mulholland Drive's many cryptic symbols, bask in the radiance of Olivia Newton-John, and laud Naomi Watts' raw emotion. Plus, our bodies continue to deteriorate.


NEXT: five hundo.


00:00:39  -  Intro

00:15:49  -  Xanadu

01:04:15  -  Mulholland Drive

01:57:26  -  Outro / Next


  • “Magic” by Olivia Newton-John, Xanadu (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (1980)

  • “Llorando” by Rebekah Del Rio, All My Life - Toda Me Vida (2003)



Direct download: Episode_499.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:40pm CDT

In brightest day, in blackest night, no listener shall escape the Four-Color Flashback’s might! In an unusual turn of events, Paul has selected a DC book–but, of course, it’s an unusual one. Published under DC’s Young Animal imprint, curated by My Chemical Romance’s Gerard Way, Far Sector is a Green Lantern murder mystery written by N.K. Jemisin (in her first comics work) with art by Jamal Campbell. Sojourner “Jo” Mullein is the newest Lantern in the universe, and she’s been kicked way out into the far reaches of space to solve the City Enduring’s first murder in half-a-millennia. That murder, though, is only a thread–and when Jo starts pulling, the whole city begins to unravel. The boys discuss Jemisin’s timely social commentary, Campbell’s gorgeous art, why Jo Mullein overcomes our hosts’ Green Lantern skepticism, and the freaking @At. Plus, Paul and Arlo binge some TV, including the final seasons of Succession, Barry, and Ted Lasso; the new season of I Think You Should Leave with Tim Robinson; and the very first season of American Born Chinese.


NEXT: it’s Xanadu vs. Mulholland Drive in a Geek Challenge for the ages.


00:00:35  -  Intro / Oh Lawd, it’s comin’!

00:08:00  -  Recent TV season / series finales

00:38:06  -  Far Sector

01:46:55  -  Outro / Next


  • “Space Cop” by Sam Guydude, Space Cop - Single (2023)

  • “Many Moons” by Janelle Monae, Metropolis: The Chase Suite (2008)



Direct download: Episode_498.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:05pm CDT





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