34 episodes

Journey into the unknown with Galaxy Brains — the most immersive, hilarious TV and movie podcast on this planet (or any other). Mystery Science Theater 3000's Jonah Ray and his pal, comedian and writer Dave Schilling, explore the outer reaches of the zeitgeist, analyzing the movies and TV shows that you can't stop obsessing over. Each week, we lab-test the hottest take possible — from Dom Toretto being an actual angel sent from Heaven, to the entirety of Seinfeld taking place inside Jerry's mind — and bring on comedians, experts, and filmmakers to confirm or deny our outrageous hypothesis.
From Polygon and the Vox Media Podcast Network.

Galaxy Brains with Dave Schilling and Jonah Ray Polygon

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    • 4.5 • 80 Ratings

Journey into the unknown with Galaxy Brains — the most immersive, hilarious TV and movie podcast on this planet (or any other). Mystery Science Theater 3000's Jonah Ray and his pal, comedian and writer Dave Schilling, explore the outer reaches of the zeitgeist, analyzing the movies and TV shows that you can't stop obsessing over. Each week, we lab-test the hottest take possible — from Dom Toretto being an actual angel sent from Heaven, to the entirety of Seinfeld taking place inside Jerry's mind — and bring on comedians, experts, and filmmakers to confirm or deny our outrageous hypothesis.
From Polygon and the Vox Media Podcast Network.

    Star Trek: First Contact | A meta movie about Star Trek's creation with John Hodgman

    Star Trek: First Contact | A meta movie about Star Trek's creation with John Hodgman

    We're going into transwarp speed with a Star Trek extravaganza dedicated to the 25th anniversary of one of the best Trek movies of all time, First Contact. A film that is so much more than Borgs, drunk pilots, and Patrick Stewart's jacked arms- it's also a meta tale about the creation of the iconic franchise. Joining Dave and Jonah where no man has gone before is comedian and fellow Trekkie, John Hodgman.
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    • 53 min
    Ghostbusters | Dan Aykroyd explains the ghost lore of the franchise.

    Ghostbusters | Dan Aykroyd explains the ghost lore of the franchise.

    Where is Gozer really from? How come Zuul is so grumpy? What the f*** do ghosts do when they're in the containment unit? Ghostbusters might seem like a comedy, but it has an incredibly deep lore and mythology that’s rooted in real life ghost phenomena. We're going straight to the source for this week's episode and crossing streams with Dan Aykroyd.

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    • 46 min
    The Eternals | Marvel’s Superman movie

    The Eternals | Marvel’s Superman movie

    It's a bird, it's a plane, it's... an Eternal? Dave and Jonah are celebrating the long awaited Marvel epic, the Eternals, with a high flying hypothesis- is this film Marvel's Superman movie? Giving them an education on Marvel history, Superman, and all things Jack Kirby is Polygon's Entertainment Editor and comic book expert, Susana Polo.

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    • 47 min
    Suspiria | A horror masterpiece twice with Ruby Soho

    Suspiria | A horror masterpiece twice with Ruby Soho

    We are cozying up for a modern dance double feature of two iconic horror classics- Argento's Suspiria and the 2018 remake. On this week's episode, Dave and Jonah are joined by AEW superstar and horror super fan, Ruby Soho, to talk Tilda Swinton, horror as a medium for badass feminist stories, and the 2018 film's status as the greatest remake of all time.

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    • 48 min
    Halloween Kills | Michael Myers is a stand in for toxic masculinity

    Halloween Kills | Michael Myers is a stand in for toxic masculinity

    Happy Spooky Season! We're sharpening our steak knives for a romp through the final chapter of one of horror's most iconic franchises- Halloween. The only thing more terrifying than that William Shatner mask is what Michael Myers really represents- toxic masculinity. Eek! Huddling in the closet with Dave and Jonah is the cohost of the Last Podcast on the Left, Henry Zebrowski.

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    • 50 min
    Dune | David Lynch's sci-fi bomb is actually foundational with David Dastmalchian

    Dune | David Lynch's sci-fi bomb is actually foundational with David Dastmalchian

    Patrick Stewart with a pug, Sting with a blue thong, and source material that set the gold standard for science fiction- how did this movie bomb?! On this week's episode, Dave and Jonah unpack a mindkilling idea- all modern science fiction is inspired by Dune. Joining them on their mental sandworm ride to Hades is Dune superfan, star of the new film, and the Polka-Dot Man himself, David Dastmalchian.

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    • 45 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
80 Ratings

80 Ratings

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Love this show, great guests, great hosts, and great takes

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Galaxy Brains is great

I enjoy this podcast. The unique approach of review segments from different types of brains is fun. I like that Jonah and Dave dig into the history, production, and pop culture impact of various properties. Good laughs and fun commentary. Keep up the great work!

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There’s good insight and entertainment here. Plz review movies with more interesting/abstract themes. Spark a conversation

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