Wednesday, November 25, 2020

The Challenge 36: Cast Preview with Scott Yager

 

Matt and Scally kick off a new season of Challenge coverage in spectacular fashion as ChallengeMania's Scott Yager sits in for a closer look at the cast and format before the December 9th premiere. Listen below, here, or on iTunes here.


Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Closing Out BB22 with Ian Terry (Part 3)

 

(Part 3 of 3) Eight years after his first appearance on the podcast, Ian Terry is back to talk through his latest stint in the BB house, the differences between playing in the modern and middle eras, the evolution of the game while he was away, and the state of the franchise going forward. Find Part 1 here and Part 2 here, then listen to Part 3 below, here, or on iTunes here.


Sunday, November 22, 2020

Closing Out BB22 with Ian Terry (Part 2)

 

(Part 2 of 3) Eight years after his first appearance on the podcast, Ian Terry is back to talk through his latest stint in the BB house, the differences between playing in the modern and middle eras, the evolution of the game while he was away, and the state of the franchise going forward. Find Part 1 here, then listen to Part 2 below, here, or on iTunes here.


Friday, November 20, 2020

Closing Out BB22 with Ian Terry (Part 1)

 

(Part 1 of 3) Eight years after his first appearance on the podcast, Ian Terry is back to talk through his latest stint in the BB house, the differences between playing in the modern and middle eras, the evolution of the game while he was away, and the state of the franchise going forward. Listen to Part 1 below, here, or on iTunes here.


Monday, November 9, 2020

Election 2020: The Nitty-Gritty with Amanda Rabinowitz


Our long nightmare is over as Sleepy Joe promises to log off and bore us into a peaceful slumber instead. As Trump throws a shocking tantrum even by his standards, we take stock of the past four years and what the next four might bring. How big is this win and how much of it is about Biden? What are the social and institutional constraints on any hope for real change and repair? And where does Trumpism - and the party that it consumed - go from here? Dom tackles these questions and more with Philadelphia's own Amanda Rabinowitz.


Saturday, October 31, 2020

Unmasking Among Us with Pooya Zand Vakili

 

Sus king Pooya Zand Vakili joins Colin for a closer look at one of 2020's elusive silver linings: the big come-up of social strategy darling Among Us. Listen below, here, or on iTunes here.


Tuesday, October 20, 2020

[unlocked] Cagayan: Ep. 1 (Parts 1+2)

 

Our latest rewatch is underway over on the Patron feed, and in a Dom & Colin first, we're doubling back to a season we already covered once in real time to wax nostalgic about the good old days and take a closer look at the early offerings of several eventual franchise icons, now with the full benefit of hindsight! Listen to the first three hours for free below, here, or on iTunes here, then follow along with the rest on Patreon here.

Thursday, October 15, 2020

Free Solo (2018)


Aptly described as "an incredible movie about the sort of person I hope I never care for", the award-winning Free Solo stands tall and unshackled above other, less award-winning climbing documentaries. Telling the tale of Alex Honnold's unbelievable, unsupported ascent of El Capitan - one of the most impressive athletic feats of all time - Free Solo also prompts larger conversations about death, love, and legacy, among other topics discussed in this episode.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

The Challenge 36: Roundtable Draft

 

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While thirty Challenge hopefuls are off doing battle for something like but not necessarily one million dollars, Matt and Scally are joined once again by Colin and Little Haley Strong to draft new squads before everything gets spoiled on Twitter. Listen below, here, or on iTunes here

Saturday, September 12, 2020

The Genius 4: Five-Year Anniversary Rewatch

In a shocking twist, we're back for an updated look at one of our all-time favorites, The Genius: Grand Final, on the fifth anniversary of the series conclusion. Listen below, here, or on iTunes here

Hyunmin's Recap
Genius Coverage Master List


Wednesday, September 2, 2020

BB22: The Blond Ambition World Tour -- Weeks 2-4 Recap/Analysis

 

Janelle may have been booted too early to fulfill her typical role of Big Brother bridesmaid, but at least she attended the wedding, and today we're back to wrap up her iconic last hurrah and do our part to manifest a shakeup on Thursday. Listen below, here, or on iTunes here.


Friday, August 14, 2020

BB22: Duckin Pumpkin -- Week 1 Recap/Analysis

 



It's a summer of surprises - Big Brother All Stars is finally here again (!), it's worth watching (!!), and Ian may have the best wardrobe in the entire house! As we enjoy the fever dream of watching Keesha Kaysar and Janelle do battle with Tyler and Daniele, we break down the first week of the goings-on inside the Big Brother house - and the many weeks of alleged goings-on outside - here or on iTunes here.

Thursday, August 6, 2020

BB22: Auction Draft with Kos

In 2020's latest fever dream, a new season of Big Brother All-Stars is genuinely taking place, and today we're back for a belated auction draft before, I dunno, dinosaurs return to Earth this winter, or whatever other foolishness we've got in store. Listen below, here, or on iTunes here.

Bachelorette Switcheroo with Melissa Sullivan



(apologies for audio issues!)

Something must be in the water in Los Angeles Palm Springs - the latest news out of Bachelor Nation is absolutely wild and everyone's inner conspiracy theorist is jumping out. With more bewildering news coming every day, Melissa Sullivan takes Dom through the ins and outs of the recent drama as well as all of the goings on in the franchise over the past few months - crack the case below, here, or on iTunes here


Thursday, July 30, 2020

The Challenge 35: Reunion Recap with Matt Liguori, Brian Scally, and Colin Stone


Colin joins Matt and Scally to close the book on Total Madness and relive the countless highlights from the two-part reunion below, here, or on iTunes here.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

BB22: Rumor Mill Discussion

We're back in the modern Big Brother streets for the first time in years to talk through the all-star casting buzz making the rounds on Twitter this week, which, like all social media speculation before it, is 100% guaranteed to be factual and true. Listen below, here, or on iTunes here.

Friday, July 17, 2020

The Challenge 35: Finale Recap with Matt Liguori, Brian Scally, and Haley Strong

Matt and Scally are joined by Canada's #1 wristwatch enthusiast Haley Strong to review the Total Madness final, the season as a whole, and this year's draft results below, here, or on iTunes here.

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Alone: S1-S6 Overview

Colin ventures back into the podcast jungle for a solo exploration of Alone, The History Channel's genre-redefining survivalist competition show. Listen below, here, or on iTunes here.

The Challenge 35: Episode 15 Recap with Matt Liguori and Brian Scally

Matt and Scally gear up for a headbanger with the final in sight in the latest Challenge podcast below, here, or on iTunes here.

Friday, July 3, 2020

The Challenge 35: Episode 14 Recap with Matt Liguori and Brian Scally

Matt and Scally are back for a double-dose of purgatory in this week's Challenge podcast below, here, or on iTunes here.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

The Challenge 35: Episode 13 Recap with Matt Liguori and Brian Scally

Tempers and decibel levels are both peaking in The Challenge house this week as the red skull window could close at any moment. Matt and Scally are back to break it all down below, here, or on iTunes here.

Friday, June 19, 2020

[unlocked] Big Brother 8: Week 1

This summer we return to the glory days of 2007 with a full BB8 rewatch over on the patron feed, the first three hours of which are available for free below, here, or on iTunes here. Follow along with the rest at patreon.com/domandcolin and get instant access to our previous coverage of BB7, BB10, Heroes vs Villains, and more.

Thursday, June 18, 2020

The Challenge 35: Episode 12 Recap with Matt Liguori and Brian Scally

With TJ's Awkwardly Possessive Final on the horizon, it's a frenzy for red skulls in the Total Madness bunker, and Matt and Scally are back to break down another hectic battle for a coveted 50/50 shot at elimination below, here, or on iTunes here.

Sunday, June 14, 2020

The Challenge 35: Episode 11 Recap with Matt Liguori and Brian Scally

Matt and Scally are back to break down a conspicuously abrupt week of drama in The Challenge house below, here, or on iTunes here.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

The Challenge 35: Episode 10 Recap with Matt Liguori, Brian Scally, and Taran Armstrong

Taran Armstrong joins Matt and Scally to recap the 2020 edition of the TJ Lavin Invitational Trivia Challenge and dive into the latest headlines on a story fifteen years in the making. Listen below, here, or on iTunes here.

Amending Mrs America with Lita Brillman


As 2020 takes ever more gruesome twists and turns, FX's Mrs America transports viewers to the 1970s for a rare look at second-wave feminism and a dramatization of the struggle over the Equal Rights Amendment. Lita Brillman drops by to discuss the show's historical context and accuracy, the characters we saw and could have seen, and why feminism is about so much more than any one wave or a failed Amendment. Listen below, here, or on iTunes here.



Links

Feminism is a Verb - Lita's review for My Entertainment World 
National Bail Fund Network

Lita's suggested reading

Feminism is for Everybody - bell hooks
Sister Outsider - Audre Lorde

The End of Policing - Alex S. Vitale
Are Prisons Obsolete? - Angela Davis
When They Call You a Terrorist: a Black Lives Matter Memoir - Asha Bandele & Patrisse Khan-Cullors



Thursday, May 28, 2020

The Challenge 35: Episode 9 Recap with Matt Liguori and Brian Scally

Matt and Scally are back to break down another dubious main match and game-changing double elimination below, here, or on iTunes here.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

Recognizing Kid Nation with Mario Lanza


Depending on who you ask, Kid Nation is "insane", "disturbing", and "the worst reality show of all time" - or a unique, misunderstood gem that has no parallel in its genre. Big kid and fierce Kid Nation advocate Mario Lanza joins Dom to discuss the legacy of Kid Nation, what it tells us about reality TV and society at large, and why all the haters just need to deal with it. Fix your face below, here, or on iTunes here

Sunday, May 24, 2020

The Challenge 35: Episode 8 Recap with Brian Scally and Colin Stone

This week Scally is joined by the eponymous Colin for a closer look at the nuances of both red skulls and foam parties below, here, or on iTunes here.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Survivor 40: The Last Dance -- Season in Review

The friends they made along the way

The war is over and we have a champion. Tony Vlachos has been crowned the King of Survivor, something we never thought we'd get to say and expected to be more overjoyed about. How does Tony's (second!) winning game compare to the best of the best and how does this season stack up now that it's all over? How close were Natalie Anderson and Edge of Extinction to turning this season inside out? And with flights to Fiji furloughed for the foreseeable future, where does Survivor go from here? All this and more on this season's final show, available below, here, or on iTunes here.

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Saturday, May 16, 2020

The Challenge 35: Episode 7 Recap with Brian Scally and Haley Strong

Scally is back with Canadian icon Haley Strong to break down another tense week in the Total Madness bunker and to throw their figurative noodles at Zach in the latest Challenge podcast below, here, or on iTunes here.

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Survivor 40: Jersey Sore -- Episode 13 Recap/Analysis


The finale of the most hyped season of all time is around the corner! Join us to call some shots below, here, or on iTunes here.

Friday, May 8, 2020

The Challenge 35: Episode 6 Recap with Matt Liguori and Brian Scally

Matt and Scally are back for a fast and furious recap of one of the most puzzling Challenge episodes in recent memory. Listen below, here, or on iTunes here.

Monday, May 4, 2020

Survivor 40: Unjust Desserts -- Episode 12 Recap/Analysis

As all hell continues to break loose both globally and on our TV screens each Wednesday, we're back to break down Tony's latest apology tour, the endurance challenge that wasn't, and another hectic tribal council (now with subtitles!). Listen below, here, or on iTunes here.

Saturday, May 2, 2020

The Challenge 35: Episode 5 with Matt Liguori, Brian Scally, and Hoodie Allen

This week Matt and Scally are joined by international recording superstar Hoodie Allen to break down an explosive daily challenge, the latest on Bear and Kailah, and a shocking elimination cliffhanger below, here, or on iTunes here.

Monday, April 27, 2020

Survivor 40: Edge of Extortion -- Episode 11 Recap/Analysis

The high-wire act we've been waiting for is finally on the main stage, but was Tony's record-shattering week too much of a good thing too soon, or can he walk another once-in-a-lifetime tightrope and turn the skeptics into believers? Find out below, here, or on iTunes here.

Sunday, April 26, 2020

The Challenge 35: Episode 4 Recap with Matt Liguori, Brian Scally, and Kirsten MacInnis

Dom is officially the last blonde in Canada not podcasting about The Challenge as Kirsten MacInnis joins Matt and Scally to recap episode four of Total Madness, available below, here, or on iTunes here.

Monday, April 20, 2020

Survivor 40: Where There's a Fiji Airwill, There's a Fiji Airway -- Episode 10 Recap/Analysis

This week Survivor called a temporary truce to celebrate one of the greatest joys the human experience has to offer: traveling with small children. And another hectic vote has left us with more questions than answers, but we still find a way to waste two and a half hours unpacking the whispers below, here, or on iTunes here.

Saturday, April 18, 2020

The Challenge 35: Episode 3 Recap with Matt Liguori, Brian Scally, and Haley Strong

With loyalties strewn across the board and red skulls turning the game on its head, Matt and Scally welcome RHAP icon Haley Strong back to the show to try to make sense of a house engulfed in... total madness. Listen below, here, or on iTunes here.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

[repost] Life as a Loved One with Kristin Abbate (6/12/18)

For most reality TV fans, the contestants' loved ones are a fleeting distraction: they appear on cue from some jungle clearing or TV monitor, tug your heartstrings as required, and then disappear for good. For the loved ones themselves, those contestants going on TV leaves a massive void in their lives and can permanently change those relationships - for better or for worse. With so much attention focused on the games and their players, these perspectives are rarely found in the commentary. We did our part to fix that by chatting to Kristin Abbate, wife of Survivor: Ghost Island star Domenick and target of the fanbase's ire for being too candid about the strain that his absence put on their family. What happens when a parent and provider vanishes with no explanation? How does it feel to have hordes of internet stranges calling you a terrible wife and mother? And just what silliness do the loved ones get up to behind the scenes? Kristin takes the floor on this episode, available below, here, or on iTunes here.

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Survivor 40: Remedial Chaos Theory -- Episode 9 Recap/Analysis

On the heels of a shockingly tepid merge, we're back to break down a fleur-de-liscious week of action in Fiji, including the introduction of a brand new advantage and the world's first furniture idol. Listen below, here, or on iTunes here.

Friday, April 10, 2020

The Challenge 35: Episode 2 Recap/Analysis with Matt Liguori and Brian Scally

Greetings, earthlings! This week Matt and Scally are back to break down the second round of Total Madness and examine how the competitors are adjusting to the Red Skull twist thus far (spoiler alert: not well!). Listen below, here, or on iTunes here.

Monday, April 6, 2020

Survivor 40: Winners at Cold War -- Episode 8 Recap/Analysis

On paper, the most exciting merge in the history of the franchise has finally arrived, but in practice we seem to have reverted back to Day 1. Can the stalemate last another week, and who looks poised to take control when dust finally settles? Find out below, here, or on iTunes here.

Saturday, April 4, 2020

The Challenge 35: Premiere Recap with Matt Liguori and Brian Scally

Two star-crossed villains (Matt and Scally) have joined forces for the greater good and are back for another season of Challenge recaps, beginning with a Total Madness premiere that more than lived up to its nominative determinism. Listen below, here, or on iTunes here.

Friday, April 3, 2020

Australian Survivor All-Stars: Wrap-Up with Dan Liebke


The overwhelming fan favourite waltzed his way to the title and... people are already kinda over it? Authentic Australian and cricket expert Dan Liebke calls in from the other side of the world to go over what David did right, what the season did wrong, and where the Golden God belongs in the international pantheon. Hear it all below, here, or on iTunes here.

[unlocked] Survivor 40: Merge Boot Draft with Matt Geoghegan (7/27/19)

Last July, Matt Geoghegan joined Colin on the Patron feed for a Winners at War merge boot draft nobody asked for or needed, and today we're back to open the time capsule and find out how they did. Listen below, here, or on iTunes here.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

[unlocked] The Mole: Ep. 1

Everybody talks about The Mole, but no one actually *talks about* The Mole, so for our latest Patron rewatch series we'll be attempting to rectify that oversight, albeit twenty years too late. Listen to the first chapter for free below, here, or on iTunes here, then follow along with the rest at patreon.com/domandcolin.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Survivor 40: Midgame Check-In with Jordan Parhar

BBCAN Legends Week continues as Jordan Parhar returns to the show for more Survivor: Winners at War bonus coverage. Listen below, here, or on iTunes here.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Survivor 40: Run the Yuls -- Episode 7 Recap/Analysis

Having rid the main game of anyone foolish enough to play in the era of 4:3 definition, the merge is finally on the horizon for the new schoolers and one lucky contest winner, and today we're back to spin a big wheel to predict how all the mayhem will unfold before being proven comically incorrect Wednesday night. Listen below, here, or on iTunes here.

Saturday, March 28, 2020

Tiger King: The Lowe Down with Kirsten MacInnis


Hey all you cool cats and kittens! If you've logged onto Twitter or Netflix from your cage over the past week (and honestly, how could you not?), you've heard about a cast of crazies that Robyn Kass would feed you to the tigers for. Big cat lady Kirsten MacInnis joins Dom to break down Joe Exotic and friends' monkeying around, below, here, or on iTunes here.

Monday, March 23, 2020

Survivor 40: The Queen's Gambit -- Episode 6 Recap/Analysis

It was a breakout week for fire tokens, Denise Stapley, and variance regressing to the mean as two more first-ballot Hall of Famers now find themselves on Edge of Extinction longing for the glory days of playing with Russell Hantz. Listen below, here, or on iTunes here.