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Optimism Vaccine’s panel of experts and idiots explore the dingy crevices between pop culture and forgotten trash in a never-ending quest to celebrate your guilty pleasures in the world of film, TV, music, and beyond.

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Optimism Vaccine’s panel of experts and idiots explore the dingy crevices between pop culture and forgotten trash in a never-ending quest to celebrate your guilty pleasures in the world of film, TV, music, and beyond.

    A Bloody Thanksgiving Feast

    A Bloody Thanksgiving Feast

    Join us as we suffer in solidarity this Thanksgiving the only way we know how: By watching vaguely related, Thanksgiving-ish splatter films in preparation to make a blood sacrifice to a long-lost Egyptian god. It's what the pilgrims would have wanted. Or at least it's what Herschell Gordon Lewis would have wanted.

    THIS WEEK: BLOOD FEAST (1963), BLOOD RAGE (1987), and BLOOD DINER (1987)

    • 1 hr 15 min
    For Your Ears Only 0026: Spectre

    For Your Ears Only 0026: Spectre

    Jake and Jack finally tackle the latest (and longest) James Bond film, Spectre, with special guest, Alistair Ryder.

    • 1 hr 50 min
    Discourse From the Big Chair Ep. 15: The Seeds of Love (Super Deluxe Edition)

    Discourse From the Big Chair Ep. 15: The Seeds of Love (Super Deluxe Edition)

    We're pumping the brakes on our usual film-centric content for a very special episode.

    Stephen Kohlmann and Steve Cuff return to Discourse From The Big Chair after a three year hiatus to discuss the recently released 4xCD/Blu-ray box set of Tears For Fears' 1989 album, The Seeds of Love. The guys talk alternate versions, B-sides, weird backstage tour gangs, and recording studio opulence. And hey, when is that new album coming out anyway?

    • 1 hr 10 min
    UNHINGED

    UNHINGED

    A respectable podcast would dedicate an episode to just watching the 2020 action/thriller, Unhinged. Lucky for you, we're a bunch of masochistic idiots and decided to watch EVERY movie titled Unhinged. Come for the bloated, sweaty stepdad energy of Russell Crowe, stay for the in-depth discussion of a forgotten video nasty and a few other films that should probably be forgotten.

    THIS WEEK: Unhinged (1982), Unhinged (2006), Unhinged (2011), Unhinged (2017), and Unhinged (2020)

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Welcome to the Blumhouse

    Welcome to the Blumhouse

    Another year, another batch of Blumhouse horror films unceremoniously dropped on a streaming service in October. Join us as we revel in movie mediocrity and give ourselves a big, juicy, Halloween content enema.

    THIS WEEK: The Lie (2018), Evil Eye (2020), Black Box (2020), and Nocturne (2020)

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Freaks, Fish, and Mena Suvari

    Freaks, Fish, and Mena Suvari

    We're dragging Shawn down into the Lovecraftian depths of mid-to-late period Stuart Gordon where we discover the many uses for Charles Band's castle, how to properly court a tentacle legged priestess, and the only ethically sound way to deal with a hit and run.

    THIS WEEK: Castle Freak (1995), Dagon (2001) and Stuck (2007)

    • 1 hr 10 min

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