Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Whodunnit: Investigating Episodes 5+6 with Jay Fischer


 

Previously on "Whodunnit"...

Despite the tried and true CBS business model, ABC decided to torch both their money and reputation by creating a reality game designed to combine intellect with political prowess which offers no incentive other than playing to win.  In a further demonstration of ludicrous judgment, they flooded the pool of contestants with highly capable and interesting individuals -- mostly ages 27-40 -- who were well-suited for what they were about to endure. If that weren't enough, they found a host who not only understands his intended role within the game, but actively embraces it. Yet somehow, despite all of these concerted efforts to the contrary, they've fluked their way into the smartest and most riveting reality game on TV.  Seriously though, don't blame Jeff, Allison, and Robyn; nobody could have seen this result coming.

Playful editorializing aside, "Whodunnit" has quickly become the pinnacle of modern reality gamesmanship, and today we're back with our good friend Jay Fischer to break down the two most recent episodes, discuss how we see the rest of the season playing out, and give our updated (and probably incorrect) winner/killer predictions. If you're already one of the enlightened three million people who watches "Whodunnit" regularly, listen to this podcast on the player below, find the direct link here, or find us on iTunes here. If you're not, bookmark this page and watch "Whodunnit" immediately.


Tuesday, July 23, 2013

BB15: Guard Your Meat -- Week 3 Recap/Analysis



In this week's episode we tackle Helen's HoH, the implosion of The Moving Company, and Jeremy's backdoor, all with the Cherokee spirit and warrior-champion mentality we regularly embody. After that, we take a look at the latest happenings inside the house and give our updated rankings for who might win this shindig. Listen on the player below, find the direct link here, or find us on iTunes here.


Friday, July 19, 2013

Catching Up on "Whodunnit" with Jay Fischer


Welcome, mortals. On today's podcast, we tackle the first four episodes of the new ABC reality game slash murder mystery, "Whodunnit," and joining us for the conversation is Survivor Historian and livetweeting aficionado Jay Fischer. Drawing on examples from other shows, primarily the woefully under-appreciated "The Mole," we spend two hours talking through the strategy we've seen play out on the inaugural season, break down what we know so far about the mechanics of the game, debate who we view as potential winners and killers, and examine the mountain lion's susceptibility to cyanide.

You can stream this episode on the player below, find the direct link here, or find us on iTunes here. Listen to it or we'll fake murder you.



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SHOW NOTES

Saturday, July 13, 2013

(copy) BB15: Racist Ban -- Weeks 1 + 2 Recap/Analysis

(NOTE: We're duplicating the previous post in what will almost certainly prove a futile attempt to get iTunes to recognize its existence)


With the first two rounds of play complete in the BB15 house, we're back to break down all of the plotting, scheming, side-scheming, and backstabbing that The Moving Company, Mom Squad, McCranda and Jaaryny have seemed so desperate to engage in since the doors were unlocked.  We then spend the final 25 minutes of the episode discussing the controversy turned national news surrounding the bigotry and bile being spewed from some of the less camera- and humanity-savvy Hitler Youths contestants.  

You can stream this episode (regardless of race, religion, or sexual preference!) on the player below, here, and find us on iTunes here.

 


SHOW NOTES
Index of insensitive remarks via reddit
NPR article

BB15: Racist Ban -- Weeks 1 + 2 Recap/Analysis


With the first two rounds of play complete in the BB15 house, we're back to break down all of the plotting, scheming, side-scheming, and backstabbing that The Moving Company, Mom Squad, McCranda and Jaaryny have seemed so desperate to engage in since the doors were unlocked.  We then spend the final 25 minutes of the episode discussing the controversy turned national news surrounding the bigotry and bile being spewed from some of the less camera- and humanity-savvy Hitler Youths contestants.  

You can stream this episode (regardless of race, religion, or sexual preference!) on the player below, here, and find us on iTunes here.

 


SHOW NOTES
Index of insensitive remarks via reddit
NPR article