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A podcast where two guys fill the gaps in their pop-culture knowledge by watching classic movies that they haven't seen before.

Not Playing with Lex and Dan The Incomparable

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A podcast where two guys fill the gaps in their pop-culture knowledge by watching classic movies that they haven't seen before.

    6.3: Rudy

    6.3: Rudy

    They said he was too small to ever make it, but Dan Moren gets encouragement from kindly old janitor Lex Friedman as they sit down to watch 1993’s Rudy. Hot topics include why Rudy would make a good superhero, young appearances by two well-known actors, and a football movie that’s only sort of about football. Programming Note: In addition to this capsule episode, which contains our discussion before and after the film, members can watch along with Lex and Dan in a full-length commentary track, available in the members-only First Class feed. If you’re not already a member, why not...

    • 24 min.
    6.2: Friday Night Lights

    6.2: Friday Night Lights

    Get your mojo on with tough but fair coach Lex Friedman as he encourages serious quarterback Dan Moren to watch the 2004 film Friday Night Lights, but not the following TV show of the same name. Hot topics include the heavy weight of Texas high school football, why winning isn’t everything, and why that one dad should not be forgiven. Programming Note: In addition to this capsule episode, which contains our discussion before and after the film, members can watch along with Lex and Dan in a full-length commentary track, available in the members-only First Class feed. If you’re not...

    • 25 min.
    6.1: Invincible

    6.1: Invincible

    It’s a brand new season of Not Playing: Football Season. Join veteran Lex Friedman as he clears the way for rookie Dan Moren while they watch 2006’s Invincible, which is merely coincidentally about Lex’s favorite football team, the Philadelphia Eagles. Hot topics include the uplifting nature of sports movies, what a 1976 football player gets paid, and the legend of Johnny Two-Hands. Programming Note: In addition to this capsule episode, which contains our discussion before and after the film, members can watch along with Lex and Dan in a full-length commentary track, available in the members-only First Class feed. If...

    • 27 min.
    3.11: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    3.11: Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    It all comes down to this. We return with a special bonus episode that sees the embodiment of all Jedi, Dan Moren, and the collection of all Sith, Lex Friedman, cover 2019’s Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker, thus wrapping up their coverage of the storied franchise. Hot topics include the surprisingly brilliant deployment of Threepio humor, the camaraderie of our main characters, a Kylo Ren-demption, and building an entire story around cast-off Leia scenes. Thanks for tuning in, and keep your eyes peeled for season 6 of Not Playing, coming this summer! Programming Note: In addition...

    • 33 min.
    5.9: Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

    5.9: Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw

    Two tough guys who don’t always see eye-to-eye team up this week, which also happens to be the plot of the final (to date) installment of The Fast and the Furious franchise, 2019’s Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw. Hot topics include the evolution of the franchise’s female characters (and often lack thereof), wasted villains, charisma up to your eyeballs, and how the heck the Rock fits in a tiny car. Plus, stay tuned for an exclusive sneak peek at season six of Not Playing, coming to you sometime next year. Programming Note: In addition to this capsule...

    • 30 min.
    5.8: The Fate of the Furious

    5.8: The Fate of the Furious

    Family never gives up on you, and neither do Lex and Dan as they embark upon the final main sequence film of The Fast and the Furious franchise, 2017’s The Fate of the Furious. Hot topics include exactly how you program your military base’s gates to act in case of an emergency, bringing up baby, and why you should always avoid swarms of hacked cars on your commute. Programming Note: In addition to this capsule episode, which contains our discussion before and after the film, members can watch along with Lex and Dan in a full-length commentary track, available...

    • 27 min.

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