41 episodes

Like the Criterion Collection but more gay and more fun, Aughtsterion chronicles and canonizes the horror films released around the turn of the new millennium.

Aughtsterion A Bigger Umbrella

    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 38 Ratings

Like the Criterion Collection but more gay and more fun, Aughtsterion chronicles and canonizes the horror films released around the turn of the new millennium.

    Aughtsmas — New Year’s Eve (2011)

    Aughtsmas — New Year’s Eve (2011)

    For the final Aughtsmas episode of the pod, Sam and Jordan are talking about the hit movie based on the success of a movie that came out almost a decade before it: the Love Actually inspired holiday rom-com New Year's Eve from 2011. This movie is like the second layer of carbon paper on a document with attached copies. This movie is like a 2007 Taylor Swift cover of a George Michael Christmas song. This movie is everything, and it is nothing, and it is very important that your co-hosts discuss it for a very long time. From the twists and turns of what happens behind the scenes at the Times Square ball drop to a sudden, late-movie pop in from Alyssa Milano to a Lea Michele/Bon Jovi duet to Cherry Jones holding a dog and not doing much else, this Garry Marshall movie has so much going on that it is introducing new characters until the very last minute, and insisting that all second chances are valid as long as you take them before the clock strikes 12:00 on New Year's Eve. And never forget: You can't move midnight!


    Produced by: Jordan Crucchiola


    Music by: Sam Wineman

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Aughtsmas — Love Actually (2003)

    Aughtsmas — Love Actually (2003)

    Love Actually is many things — a millennial Christmas classic, a problematic fave, a time capsule that glamorizes abuse of power in the workplace as romantic, an R-rated rom com, a surprisingly queer positive (well, considering the context...) string of love stories, etc. — and while Sam and Jordan couldn't possibly cover everything there is to talk about regarding this modern holiday staple, they are going to cover a lot of ground. (And they're also going to talk a lot about Mariah Carey.) For this episodes, your co-hosts confront the all important question: Love, actually?? With so many stories within this story, Love Actually couldn't possibly be the cultural monolith it's talked about as being, which is exactly why Aughtsterion is here to guide you through a re-appraisal of this sticky millennium-era mega hit. Praise be to Keira Knightley's name.


    Produced by: Jordan Crucchiola


    Music by: Sam Wineman

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Aughtsmas — Your Next 2000s Christmas Playlist

    Aughtsmas — Your Next 2000s Christmas Playlist

    For your second annual Aughtsterion Christmas Mix, Sam and Jordan are switching gears big time from last year's compilation. They're not going on a Lohan Holiday. They're not doing the Christmas Macarena. They're turning almost all the way down and getting indie and emo. Have you heard the bells on Christmas day yet? Have you ever spent a melancholy Christmas by the Bay? Do you want to get weepy with The Weepies? Well good, because they're here with their gently jingling bells and truckloads of soft feelings. It's a very Aughts Xmas, but this time, we're checking most of the excess at the door. Let's cry!


    Produced by: Jordan Crucchiola


    Music by: Sam Wineman

    • 41 min
    BONUS — I Know What You Did... in Episode 7

    BONUS — I Know What You Did... in Episode 7

    It's been a minute, but don't worry: Sam and Jordan are still watching I Know What You Did Last Summer, and they are still getting their lives from it. Episode 7 is massive, with a shocking death, a shocking time jump, a shocking confession, and a shocking lack of interest by anyone in where Dylan disappeared to when he left Margot's! There's also a group funeral and a drug trip at a local carnival, so truly: This episode has everything, and we've got a lot to process about the big revelation Alison decides to make at a super strange time. Get your crime mirrors out, because this mystery isn't solved yet!


    Produced by: Jordan Crucchiola


    Music by: Sam Wineman

    • 57 min
    Aughtsmas — The Christmas List (1997)

    Aughtsmas — The Christmas List (1997)

    Aughtsmas might have started with the shiny studio fare of the 2000s, but now Sam and Jordan are taking it back to an unsung hero of the 1990s: Mimi Rogers as the scent savant Melody Parris in The Christmas List. She is the most normal woman to ever have a Christmas, and she's an icon! Your co-hosts are talking about how no matter what, Melody is just fine, 3rd grade teacher vibes, petty gay boys, and the thrill of spontaneously driving through Chinatown at 11 o'clock at night! And this is a very special episode, because if you listen to the very end you can hear a new original Christmas song by Sam. We must be dreamin'! 


    Produced by: Jordan Crucchiola


    Music by: Sam Wineman

    • 1 hr 8 min
    Aughtsmas — Just Friends (2005)

    Aughtsmas — Just Friends (2005)

    Happy Aughtsmas, everyone! For this mini season, Sam and Jordan are diverging into Sam's passion for holiday movies and spotlighting some of the millennium era's most crucial Christmas titles. And they're kicking off the month with one of Jordan's all time favorite comedies: Just Friends. Straight from the Halcyon days of the Ryan Reynolds romantic lead epoch, this entry from 2005 is a slept on classic. Your co-hosts talk about our inexplicable cultural interest in pick up artists in the aughts, the power of Anna Faris, the appeal of villainous Chris Klein, and whether or not we are in a golden age of Christmas cinema (or at least Christmas content??). It's the Happiest Season, everyone, and by that we also mean the saddest season. So put on your Samantha James records and let's go party at The Maple.


    Produced by: Jordan Crucchiola


    Music by: Sam Wineman

    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
38 Ratings

38 Ratings

nemoy16 ,

This show is a must listen

Jordan and Sam (and all of their guests) are so insightful and funny and smart. If you’re not listening to this, you’re tacky and wrong. Hit subscribe. You won’t regret it.

Anthony the 4th ,

Love this show!

As a straight white man (terrible way to start a tweet), what I love about Aughtsterion is hearing about horror movies I love from a different lens. As an ally it’s an education. I also get to laugh as well. 👍🏼👍🏼 🔪 10/10, definitely recommend

SkramSkram ,

The Hitcher

I haven’t even gotten through the first full episode yet, but I’m halfway through listening to Jordan and Sam talk about The Hitcher and their conversation is awakening so many memories of turning on the tv during October and seeing the tv edit of this movie all the dang time and I love that. This podcast hits the portion of horror that I grew up watching, and it’s exactly what I need right now

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