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Get down and nerdy with this USA TODAY podcast every Friday as hosts Brett Molina, Kelly Lawler and Brian Truitt dissect the geekiest video games, shows and movies.

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Get down and nerdy with this USA TODAY podcast every Friday as hosts Brett Molina, Kelly Lawler and Brian Truitt dissect the geekiest video games, shows and movies.

    A 'Mythic Quest' from Paddy's Pub to 'Raven's Banquet'

    A 'Mythic Quest' from Paddy's Pub to 'Raven's Banquet'

    Rob McElhenney phones into the studio to discuss his new show on Apple TV Plus. "Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet" debuted February 7th and features what our TV Critic Kelly Lawler describes as an all-star cast. Rob walks us through the process of choosing the right cast members, the hardship of pegging comedy for different audiences and compares the new show to "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia".

    • 19 min
    Our 'fantabulous' review of 'Birds of Prey'

    Our 'fantabulous' review of 'Birds of Prey'

    The crew delivers a spoiler-free review of "Birds of Prey and the Fantabulous Emancipation of one Harley Quinn". Kelly Lawler and Brian Truitt zero in on accent issues, disappointing villains and underutilized characters. And Brett Molina makes a hysterical comparison of Harley Quinn as Mary Tyler Moore running around Gotham with an egg salad sandwich and "making it after all."

    • 32 min
    Osgood Perkins on the beauty of horror and 'Gretel & Hansel'

    Osgood Perkins on the beauty of horror and 'Gretel & Hansel'

    Osgood Perkins visits the studio this week. Perkins gives us spoiler-free insight into his upcoming film “Gretel & Hansel” and discusses the beauty of the horror genre. He also describes what it was like to play 12-year-old Norman Bates and tells us what he really thinks about his father’s acting legacy.

    • 20 min
    Oscars talk: history of Best Picture, Actor nominees and Oscar snubs

    Oscars talk: history of Best Picture, Actor nominees and Oscar snubs

    The Oscars are coming and the crew wants you to be prepared. So this week we talk Oscar history including Best Picture nominees past and present, Oscar snubs that were a downright shame and whether the Academy is out of touch. And Brett challenges Brian to make a case for movies he feels should have won the Oscar for Best Picture category in the past.

    • 33 min
    Gettin' jiggy with a tribute to Will Smith

    Gettin' jiggy with a tribute to Will Smith

    This week the crew pays homage to the second person to ever pull off a blue, animated genie: Will Smith! Or depending on your generation, the Fresh Prince. With a career that has spanned music, television and film Will Smith has stood out as one of the most beloved actors in Hollywood. Join us as we celebrate his legacy and break down exactly what makes his personality so endearing.

    • 25 min
    What we are looking forward to this new year

    What we are looking forward to this new year

    This week Nate Scott, Managing Editor of “For The Win,” joins the Mothership and speaks with Tech Reporter Brett Molina and Film Critic Brian Truitt about what they are most looking forward to in 2020. Nate Scott also discusses his new true crime podcast “The Sneak” and compares the first season, a theatrical bank heist (including multiple inner tubes) to the upcoming second season which focused on a murderer.

    • 36 min

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