A podcast that recaps and comments on every episode of the Kevin Bacon and James Purefoy television show that aired on Fox from 2013 to 2015. There's serial-killing English professors, the cult they created to worship Edgar Allan Poe, and absurd plot-twists galore. And games!
It's Just A Flesh Wound!
Katherine recaps Season 1, Episode 4, "Mad Love"! Emma makes a Monty Python reference! More gay panic! Grant yells some stuff at the microphone after jumping out of his chair! Ryan needs to let love into his life and stop being a martyr! And a game about psychopathy!
Joe Carrol's Rate My Professor Is All Chili Peppers
Katherine and Grant recap "The Poet's Fire," Season 1, Episode 3 of "The Following." But first, there's a more serious discussion of the politics of talking about TV shows that focus on cops and the FBI at a time in which American culture is coming to terms with how cop shows often lead audiences to identify with the police, which serves to legitimate popular support of the police (rather than, for instance, questioning how support for the police intersects with and opposes movements for racial justice such as Black Lives Matter).
All this, plus a discussion of a particularly crazy early episode, the fact that Joe Carrol is just such a good teacher that of course he's going to get students to be serial killers, and the usual segments, a 20 questions based game, and more!
Books mentioned in this episode include: Sasha Torres's "Black, White, and In Color: Television and Black Civil Rights" and Adam Kotsko's "Why We Love Sociopaths: A Guide to Late Capitalist Television."
Tinder For Psychopaths
"Chapter Two" is the somewhat predictable name for Season 1 Episode 2 of "The Following," which this episode recaps! Katherine hates on Jordy, a really lame member of Joe Carroll's titular "Following"! Grant is surprised by the existence of a Thomas Friedman book in the background of a sorority house! A game based on IMDB Plot Keywords is played! And more!
Faces That Are Punchable And Craggy
In this episode, Katherine and Grant recap Season 1 Episode 1 of "The Following," which is titled, perhaps unsurprisingly, "Pilot." Some of their memories of the show (mostly Katherine's) are revealed to have been correct! Some of their memories of the show (mostly Grant's) are revealed to have been incorrect! They play a game of James Purefoy trivia!
Introducing Following The Following
Welcome to "Following the Following," a podcast about the Kevin Bacon television show "The Following," which aired on Fox from 2013 to 2015. In this episode, Grant and Katherine talk about their very hazy memories of watching The Following the first time around, and why in the world they're going to make a podcast about watching the entire thing once again. There's also a game!