This is a
podcast about [something]. Movie fans, theatre nerds, gamers, geeks, and
seekers of truth are likely to find an episode or two to help them pass the
Phantom Fan Series: Gerard Butler (2004)
The third in a series comparing various interpretations
of The Phantom of the Opera. Travis is not shy about expressing his
opinion on this terrible, horrible, no good, very bad movie. Some would
say this review demonstrates that he has become “unhinged”, but we leave
that for you to decide.
Miss Americana & My Complicated Relationship with Taylor Swift
The documentary Miss Americana claims to show Taylor Swift
in a new and unfiltered light. Does it? Travis ponders the riddle of
Taylor Swift and addresses why he made two movies about her even though
he’s unsure whether or not to call himself a fan.
Book Review: How Bad Do You Want It?
Travis reviews the first non-fiction sports book he has
ever read. It has been said that running is a mental sport and this book
claims to demonstrate how the brain can overcome some perceived
limitations of the body. Travis shares his experience reading this book in
preparation for running his first marathon and encourages anyone with an
interest in the human brain to give it read.
Questions About Rainbow Brite
Journalist and writer Allison Chopin joins Travis for a
more-serious-than-it-needs-to-be discussion of 80s cartoon Rainbow Brite.
Does Rainbow lead a socialist utopia or is she the figurehead of a
diabolical color cult? Other topics of discussion include the rebooting of
cartoons and the creepiness of 80s classics.
Review: His Dark Materials - Season 1
Travis defends the 2007 film Golden Compass, manages to
compliment an actor he hates, and makes a recommendation of who should
Interesting Humans: Pastor Nance
Growing up, Nance Hixon knew he wanted to do one of two
things: open a comic book shop or be a pastor. Having chose the latter,
Travis asks him to provide proof of God’s existence, why bad things happen
to good people, did Jesus die to save aliens too, and how does he live
with cracks in his faith.