Sunday, January 14, 2018

Big Brother All-Stars: Endgame Discussion with Mike Bloom

Just as the HouseGuests are securing their spots in the final four, BB7 is down to the final four TV episodes of the summer and joining us to talk through the endgame is our #1 ho-mance, Mike Bloom. In our penultimate podcast of the season we eulogize Dr. Will and Janelle (FIGURATIVELY), evaluate Boogie's winning game, examine Erika's pivotal role in shaping the outcome and much more on the player below, here, or on iTunes here.

Friday, January 12, 2018

Black Mirror: Seasons 1-3 + General Discussion with Taran Armstrong


With all of the hype for Season 4 of Black Mirror (there's a lot of buzz around Lenny), it seemed like the perfect time to revisit the seasons that made the show such a hit. Colin's rating was too low to risk podcasting with him, so instead I invited our good friend and futuristic experiment Taran Armstrong to go through our favourite episodes and the show's place in the TV landscape. As always, you can listen below, here, or on iTunes here.

Black Mirror: Season 4 + General Discussion with Amy


Everyone's favourite techno-thriller returned to our screens over the holidays to supply its usual festive cheer. With Colin still trapped inside a simulation looking for his perfect match, Amy (@itsamyanne) took his place to discuss the latest season, its place in the series, and just what the DJ did to deserve it. As always, you can listen below, here, or on iTunes here.

Friday, January 5, 2018

Big Brother All-Stars: Weeks 9-10 with Paul Asleson

Although the endgame is upon us, the action is still hot as ever inside the BB7 house, and joining us to make sure the corresponding takes follow suit is Survivor Historian Paul Asleson. Watch along to see Chilltown develop a more genuine bond with Santa NPH than with anyone in the house all summer, then listen on the player below, here, or on iTunes here.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

The Challenge: Vendettas Draft with Haley Strong, Matt Liguori, and Brian Scally

As an homage to the overarching theme of the year 2017, our final podcast is the trashiest yet as Haley Strong, Matt Liguori, and Brian Scally join Colin to draft the cast of MTV's The Challenge: Vendettas before Tuesday's premiere. Impatient listeners can find the complete results here and purists can listen on the player below, here, or on iTunes here.

Friday, December 29, 2017

Survivor 35: Season in Review


As debate rages over the twists and turns (mostly the twists) of the Survivor finale, we look at why this season ended the way it did and the implications for future seasons. How 'deliberate' was Ben's win, and how tainted is the season - and the franchise - by it? With this new final four format for the foreseeable future, how can and should players adapt to it? And, with Chrissy apparently inspiring mothers everywhere, what will it take for one to finally win Survivor? All this and more on this season's final show, available below, here, or on iTunes here.

F4 Analysis on Reddit

~29:30 End of F4 fairness discussion
~74:00 End of F4 strategy discussion

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Single Listener Healthcast with Mike Botta

With Christmas around the corner, healthcare economist Mike Botta joins Dom again to unwrap the hundreds of layers of nonsense around the American healthcare system and demystify healthcare policy in general; and, as the Grinch's tax bill strikes down the individual mandate, we look at the political struggle over healthcare reform and where it's likely to go from here. As always, you can listen below, here, or on iTunes here.

The Lie Factory