27 episodes

This is a strange little podcast.​

On the surface, we are just another movie podcast that fact checks biopics. Scratch that surface and you find that truth can be stranger than fiction. We are here with a mission to present the truth, appreciate what was left behind and right some wrongs. The film will dictate where the discussion goes. Will it be politics, sports, pop culture, music or history? The possibilities are endless.

At the end of the episode, you will have a greater appreciation for the things you thought you knew. You might find that you fall in love the subject that we discussed. Or, what we share might make you mad. We get it. We feel the same way.

Find us at your favorite place for podcasts, or at www.biopicsmostlysuck.com

Biopics (Mostly) Suck Podcast Tol House Productions

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This is a strange little podcast.​

On the surface, we are just another movie podcast that fact checks biopics. Scratch that surface and you find that truth can be stranger than fiction. We are here with a mission to present the truth, appreciate what was left behind and right some wrongs. The film will dictate where the discussion goes. Will it be politics, sports, pop culture, music or history? The possibilities are endless.

At the end of the episode, you will have a greater appreciation for the things you thought you knew. You might find that you fall in love the subject that we discussed. Or, what we share might make you mad. We get it. We feel the same way.

Find us at your favorite place for podcasts, or at www.biopicsmostlysuck.com

    Bernie

    Bernie

    Bernie Tiede was a killer who took advantage of an old, lonely woman. Or, did he provide a public service? Why did the director of this movie advocate for Tiede's release from prison? Why did Jack Black jump on board?

    ​The true story of this movie based on a true story really takes place after the movie has been released. Join us as we take a trip through murder and crime in an East Texas town that leaves John and Dawn surprised, confused and frustrated about about  Bernie Tiede and crime and punishment.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    The Trial Of The Chicago 7 - Part Two

    The Trial Of The Chicago 7 - Part Two

    Aaron Sorkin is back with all his Sorkin-y traits: complete with impassioned monolouges and strange asides. It's not the first movie based on a true story he has done (we talked about "Molly's Game" a couple of episodes ago), but the question is, did he do justice to the true story of the Chicago 7? Let's just say some heroes will rise and some heroes will fall as we talk about the movie. And Aaron Sorkin will be one of them.

    • 49 min
    The Trial Of The Chicago 7 - Part One

    The Trial Of The Chicago 7 - Part One

    Aaron Sorkin is back with all his Sorkin-y traits: complete with impassioned monologues and strange asides. It's not the first movie based on a true story he has done (we talked about "Molly's Game" a couple of episodes ago), but the question is, did he do justice to the true story of the Chicago 7? Let's just say some heroes will rise and some heroes will fall as we talk about the movie. And Aaron Sorkin will be one of them.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    We Are Going On Hiatus

    We Are Going On Hiatus

    Everyone needs a break now and then. After 21 episodes, it is time to rethink our approach to making this podcast. Enjoy what we have made and we will be back soon. Keep in touch on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with the handle @MostlySuck. Be sure to visit our website at www.biopicsmostlysuck.com, and oh, yeah, if you like what we are doing, tell your friends. Take care!

    • 5 min
    Talk To Me

    Talk To Me

    Petey Green was a drunk, and ex-con, a radio and television show host, a social advocate, and a voice of the Washington DC black community. If you don't know about Petey Green, you will be a fan once you listen to this episode. But, what did the filmmakers leave out? It was the very thing that drove Petey Green - and provided his legacy.​

    Dawn and John join Rob for a discussion that celebrates Petey Greene, and highlights the important work he did in the Washington DC community which the movie missed. 

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Molly's Game

    Molly's Game

    Molly Bloom ​fell out of pursuing skiing as a profession and fell into running high stakes card games in Los Angeles. The celebrities that would attend were a means to attract players with money to lose. She ran a good game until the wheels fell off of the bus. There was the time she took a stake in the game (this made it illegal). Then there were the drugs. Oh, and getting beat up by a mobster. And then there was the Russian mob. Then she wrote a book about the whole experience, which was followed by her arrest, her trial and her being severely in debt to the U.S. government because they siezed her money and would not give it back unless she shared details about the players in her games.​

    Aaron Sorkin wrote and directed this tale of a money and celebrities without a hint of salaciousness and while presenting a heroine who is a celebration of an empowered woman. ​That term is never used in the film, and there is no reason why it has to be used. Why does it have to seem odd that a woman can be in charge of her own destiny, without giving up her body for it and without having a man there to clear the way for her? Rob and Dawn talk about all of that as we tell the true story behind this movie based on a true story.

    • 1 hr 13 min

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