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    Bonus: Ren Faire feat. Lance Oppenheim

    Bonus: Ren Faire feat. Lance Oppenheim

    We talk to Lance Oppenheim, director of Ren Faire, the new docu-series on HBO. Ren Faire looks at the drama behind the scenes of the enormous Texas Renaissance Festival. When capricious 86-year-old owner and founder “King” George Coulam attempts to retire, his underlings, the obsequious & loyal-to-a-fault Jeff and the ambitious & conniving Louie, are pitted against each other in their attempts to gain control of the park. It’s a darkly comedic real-life Shakespeare story, but it also touches on a lot of ideas about work, employment, ownership, power, performance, alienation, and an (unhealthy?) obsession with the past, all in the context of a very particular modern workplace.

    All three episodes of Ren Faire are available now to stream on Max (the place for HBO).

    • 48 min
    840 - Tom of Finlandization (6/10/24)

    840 - Tom of Finlandization (6/10/24)

    Last week, we looked at Trump’s felony convictions and the various weaknesses that brings his campaign. This week, we turn to Biden world. First, Hunter is in court on federal gun charges, leading us all to learn about his bizarre taste crack music. Then, we spend the majority of this ep reading through the absolutely addled interview Joe Biden gave to Time magazine last week. How cooked is he? Can we make sense of any of this? How could we get two candidates this bad leading their presidential tickets? We discuss all inside.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    838 - Enemies of the Group Chat feat. Alex Nichols (6/3/24)

    838 - Enemies of the Group Chat feat. Alex Nichols (6/3/24)

    We have Alex on today to first and foremost look at newly released soda rankings. Then, we catch up on reactions to Trump’s conviction, examine the many Rubicons people are always crossing, and ask if Barron will be Augustus Batman or something. Then, two new banger campaign ads from new MAGA star Valentina Gomez. Finally, a long reading series about Erik Prince’s far-right podcast group chat, and the various good & normal opinions shared there from the many luminaries in his orbit.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    836 - Pier One Imports feat. Derek Davison (5/28/24)

    836 - Pier One Imports feat. Derek Davison (5/28/24)

    Chief Chapo foreign correspondent returns to take us around the wide world of conflict. We get an update on the war in Gaza including the bombing of Rafah, the failing floating Pier, and the Biden administration's attempts to broker some kind of deal between Israel, Palestine and Saudi Arabia without gaining any concessions or movement toward peace in the process. Plus, we discuss the death or Iranian president Raisi, the situation in Ukraine, and what the hell’s going on in French New Caledonia.

    For more Derek:
    The article on Germany Derek references at the end of the pod: www.foreignexchanges.news/p/whats-the-matter-with-germany
    Subscribe to Foreign Exchanges: www.foreignexchanges.news
    And American Prestige: www.americanprestigepod.com/

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Movie Mindset Bonus: Hundreds of Beavers with Director Mike Cheslik

    Movie Mindset Bonus: Hundreds of Beavers with Director Mike Cheslik

    We sit down with Mike Cheslik, the director of the new(ish) silent comedy action farce Hundreds of Beavers. We discuss his Wisconsin influences, ultra-DIY approach to filmmaking, making your film exactly as stupid as it needs to be, and the inherent humor of watching a guy in a mascot costume get wrecked on camera.

    There are still a few in-theater opportunities to catch Hundreds of Beavers: https://www.hundredsofbeavers.com/tickets/

    And it’s also available for rental at home on Apple and Amazon.

    • 51 min
    834 - Weakness Will Get You Nowhere feat. Pendejo Time (5/20/24)

    834 - Weakness Will Get You Nowhere feat. Pendejo Time (5/20/24)

    The P*****o boys are back ostensibly to cover some new Greg Abbott shenanigans out of Texas, but we also look at the ICC seeking arrest warrants for Netanyahu and Yoav Gallant, the collapse of Red Lobster, a GOP candidate out of Missouri literally running against being “weak and gay,” and Chiefs’ kicker Harrison Butker’s redpilled address to Benedictine graduates.

    Find P*****o Time wherever you get podcasts, and subscribe to their patreon here: https://www.patreon.com/pendejotime

    Also check out the Pendejo Time album here: https://pendejotime.bandcamp.com/album/p*****o-time

    • 1 hr 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
8.5K Ratings

8.5K Ratings

jballsa ,

Where’s Matt!

I used to listen to this all the time tuned back in but not Matt? What’s up with that ?

Bleeee23 ,

Audio hard to hear in 4/224

Not sure if the audio engineer will see this, but I think the noisegate was too aggressive or something, maybe just dial in the attack and release. It was pretty hard to discern certain words at the end of sentences, particularly with Felix.

Love the show, keep up the good work

esidarap ,

Once funny, now boring

Filler banter from self-anointed experts with no actual real-world experience in — apparently — anything. The bit used to be funny, but now it just seems trite, tired, boring, and stupid. Like the dude in (their) frat house who never grows up. The various spin-offs and guest appearances by unknown liberal luminaries just further dilutes the show. Too bad. It used to be edgy and fun. Now it’s a just a borefest from people who clearly can’t think past the cash cow that keeps their mortgage current.

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