Thursday, November 15, 2018

Survivor 37: Top Rope -- Episode 8 Recap/Analysis



On a dreary winter Thursday (!!!), there's no better way to pass the time than to dial up an old friend and talk about our favourite show. As the season appears to have the momentum of a runaway freight train, why is it so popular? Were the Davids' antics at Tribal Council just kayfabe? And, as Colin and Dan seem increasingly similar, is it still true that superfans can't do basic math? All this and more on this week's episode, available below, here, or on iTunes here.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

The West Wing On The Record with Kelly Bedard


The West Wing has captured imaginations for nearly twenty years - as a vessel for escapism and fantasy, as an instruction manual for aspiring politicos, and simply as amazing television. Kelly Bedard, owner of My Entertainment World and the world's closest canine Toby Ziegler analogue, joins Dom to scratch the surface of a show that remains a hot talking point in 2018. Which parts of it have aged well or poorly? What does it tell us about the age we live in? And how can one man have so many hot takes about one show? All this and more on a long overdue episode, available below, here, or on iTunes here.

Survivor: Australia Final Words with Dan Liebke


(Apologies for the audio trouble here!)

A few dozen episodes later, the sun has finally set down under and a Champion has been crowned. Dan Liebke returns to tell Dom about how Australian Survivors soured on mateship, the rise and fall of Mat Rogers (...and Brian Lake, somehow?), and why messing with Shane Gould is just not cricket. As always, you can listen below, here, or on iTunes here.

Making a Murderer: S1+S2 with Domenick Abbate and Chris Hammons

In 2005, a Wisconsin man recently released after 18 years of false imprisonment once again found himself behind bars, charged with the murder of a young photographer last seen on his family's property. In 2015, Netflix released a groundbreaking docuseries highlighting the smattering of inconsistencies in the state's case against Steven Avery, raising serious doubts about the US judicial system in the process. Today, Domenick Abbate and Chris Hammons join us to take an in-depth look at the first two seasons, offer our own theories, and catch up on how the fight to free Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey has progressed. Listen on the player below, here, or on iTunes here.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Survivor 37: X Factorials -- Episode 7 Recap/Analysis


As a bunch of rowdy Davids start squatting in Slamtown, it's time for the merge episode to meet the high bar set by its peers and continue a surprisingly and refreshingly great season. Why does the Angelina Show already need to be renewed for a second season? Should we buy stock in Strike Force, or will the sheriff's office strike first? And will Gabby find everything she needs for a perfect merge? All this and more on this week's show, available below, here, or on iTunes here.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Survivor 37: Tears-a for Lyrsa -- Episode 6 Recap/Analysis



Gabby isn't the only one in tears this week as Lyrsa and her jacket exit the stage. Find out why Colin is mourning and, with the merge looming, what might be in store for Johngelina, Brochachos, and whatever Nick's 57 alliances are called on this week's show, available below, here, or on iTunes here.