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The Incomparable is a weekly dive into geeky media we love, including movies, books, TV, comics, and more, featuring a rotating panel of guests and hosted by Jason Snell.

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    • 4.8, 541 Ratings

The Incomparable is a weekly dive into geeky media we love, including movies, books, TV, comics, and more, featuring a rotating panel of guests and hosted by Jason Snell.

    517: Intensely Interesting

    517: Intensely Interesting

    Old Movie Club takes on two distinctly different Raymond Chandler adaptations: 1946’s “The Big Sleep” (with Humphrey Bogart as Philip Marlowe) and 1973’s “The Long Goodbye” (with Elliott Gould as Marlowe). Both of them have twisty plots that unravel, leaving dead bodies behind. Women throw themselves at Bogie! Elliott Gould needs to buy cat food! Film Boir will never be the same....

    • 1 hr 19 min
    516: Like a Fruit Salad

    516: Like a Fruit Salad

    We’ve completed our read of this year’s six Nebula Award nominees for best science fiction/fantasy novel of the year, and have returned with our opinions! And this year was a pretty good one, with very few of our readers experiencing the pain of bad books. From space opera to portal fantasy to Mexican mythology, there are almost certainly books on this list that will strike your fancy. Also, we debate the perennial question: Are planets in space?...

    • 1 hr 32 min
    515: Guitar Riff for Grandma

    515: Guitar Riff for Grandma

    Just sit right back and you’ll hear a tale A tale of a fateful show We drafted yet more TV themes And the theme song list did grow The guest list was a lengthy one The pickers came prepared If not for the courage of our editor The listeners would be scared So join us on your podcast app You’ll listen till you’re full It’s favorite TV theme songs Here on The Incomparable...

    • 1 hr 31 min
    514: You Can't Pants a Heist

    514: You Can't Pants a Heist

    Dan Moren joins Jason to discuss what went into writing his new novel, “The Aleph Extraction.” No spoilers for the story, but we do discuss how he builds characters, the optimal length of a novel, how writing a novel under contract is different from having years to write one without a publisher, and why Jason has access to the Galactic Cold War wiki....

    • 1 hr 10 min
    513: Hats Off

    513: Hats Off

    This podcast is like a donut hiding inside the hole of another donut. That’s because we’re talking “Knives Out,” Rian Johnson’s twisty and clever murder mystery set in the family of a very rich and very awful family. We discuss the movie’s storytelling choices, debate whether it plays fair with all its flashbacks, ponder which of the family members is the least awful, and laugh about all the jokes. (And yes, if you listen to this episode before watching the movie, you’re a monster.)...

    • 1 hr 15 min
    512: Eponymous

    512: Eponymous

    Put on your best shaggy flannel, because it’s time to go back to the ’90s for another album draft! In this episode Jason is joined by a decade’s worth of panelists to choose our favorite music albums from the 1990s. And yet, somehow, some of our panelists were born in that very decade! Isn’t it ironic?...

    • 1 hr 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
541 Ratings

541 Ratings

crhill1979 ,

My favorite podcast

It’s like these guys and gals sprung forth fully-formed from my head. Great book discussions, movie and tv talk, and the occasional draft.

Phoebe KL ,

Come for the nerdiness, stay for the banter

Fantastic panelists, a wide range of nerdy subjects, and the best drafts in the business.

GreatIndianaMan ,

Great pop culture podcast

Love this podcast! So many fun drafts. So much great discussion. Love the episodes about Star Wars, Marvel, and Doctor Who the most.

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