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The Official Podcast of Middle of the Row - @middleofrow

Middle of the Row Zac Oldenburg, Lauren Heimbaugh, Ben Grigsby, Rahul Jay

    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 10 Ratings

The Official Podcast of Middle of the Row - @middleofrow

    Middle of the Dial: Episode 010 - Sydney Sprague

    Middle of the Dial: Episode 010 - Sydney Sprague

    The 10th episode of Middle of the Dial is a conversation with singer and songwriter Sydney Sprague whose debut album “Maybe I will see you at the end of the world” comes out February 26th on Rude Records. At the time of our call she had just released the music video for her second single "Steve", but has since also released the video for her song "Staircase Failure", and the her newest single "Object Permanence". You can watch videos for "Steve" and "Staircase Failure", as well as the one for her first single, "I Refuse to Die", down below. We talked about the process of recording her album, making the video for "I Refuse to Die", and opening some DNC rallies for Cher and Alicia Keys. Listen and enjoy!

    • 31 min
    We Won't Wish For Wonder Woman 1984

    We Won't Wish For Wonder Woman 1984

    One of the only blockbuster releases of 2020 came on Christmas Day, with the release of Wonder Woman 1984. It wasn't great, and we dive into the WTF of it all. A movie with potential that wastes it in a ludicrous final act, we were left wondering, “What the hell happened.”


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    The Categories: (Time:Stamp)
    8 Words or Less/The Elevator Pitch (3:00)
    General Thoughts (5:30)
    Star Ratings/So Spoilers? (19:20)
    Performance Prize/But, Why? (22:00)
    Let’s Talk About That Ending.../More But, Why? (36:00)
    The Hot Take Theater (45:10)
    Repeat After Me (49:30)
    Expert Opinions/The Upgradeables (52:00)
    To Infinity & Beyond?/The Internet Says... (56:00)
    One Last Pitch/Wrap Up to Next Week... (59:45)

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    • 1 hr 2 min
    Time Capsule 2020

    Time Capsule 2020

    It’s our Time Capsule episode for 2020! This is the episode where we all pick something we want everyone to remember from the year and save it for posterity’s sake. So take a listen, judge our picks, and listen to us ramble about the year!

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    3:00 Jon - Run The Jewels - RTJ4
    12:30 Ben - Final Fantasy VII Remake
    24:00 Lauren - The Last of Us Part II
    39:00 Honorable Mention Catch-Up/Overload!!!
    44:45 Zac - David Byrne’s American Utopia
    49:30 Predictions For 2021’s Time Capsule:
    Zac: New Paul Thomas/ Wes Anderson Movie
    Lauren: Horizons Zero Dawn/God of War Sequels/Julian Baker
    Ben: Horizon/God of War Sequels
    Jon: He Was Awake And ??????????

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Celebrate The Happiest Season?

    Celebrate The Happiest Season?

    The Happiest Season was a holiday release from Hulu around Thanksgiving, but you are getting it in your feed as a holiday treat. We meld the old format with the new, to mixed results, as are our feelings on this movie, a bit mixed. Still, we can all agree, Jane is the best.

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    The Categories: (Time:Stamp)
    8 Words or Less (3:45)
    The Elevator Pitch/General Thoughts (6:15)
    Star Ratings (18:30)
    Let’s Talk About That Ending... (19:50)
    Performance Prize/The Hot Take Theater (22:58)
    Repeat After Me (28:00)
    The Upgradeables (31:45)
    To Infinity & Beyond?/One Last Pitch (34:50)
    Wrap Up to Next Week...

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    • 38 min
    GenreRama: Comedy - Boogie Nights

    GenreRama: Comedy - Boogie Nights

    It’s our wrap up to our first GenreRama Mini-Series, Comedy, with Zac’s pick, Boogie Nights. Somehow, everyone found it as funny as I did. We commiserate over the endless greatness that PTA’s movie delivers. Stacked cast, amazing filmmaking, and endless BDE. GeneRama will return in February with the theme of: Love Story.

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    The Categories: (Time:Stamp)
    8 Words or Less (1:00)
    The Elevator Pitch/General Thoughts (2:45)
    Star Ratings/The Hot Take Theater (16:45)
    Let’s Talk About That Ending.../Performance Prize (27:20)
    But, Why? (33:00)
    Repeat After Me (36:00)
    Expert Opinions (39:00)
    The Upgradeables/Would Recommend! (40:45)
    One Last Pitch (46:00)
    Wrap Up to Next Week...

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    • 49 min
    GenreRama: Comedy - The Nice Guys

    GenreRama: Comedy - The Nice Guys

    It’s episode 3 of our GenreRama mini-series! This week, Ben’s pick for comedy, The Nice Guys! Two newbies to this movie and everyone is in agreement with how great this movie is. Lots of Gosling praise and plenty of lines dropped throughout, as we have a blast recounting the ways this movie is great. An underseen/underappreciated gem from the last few years. Give us a sequel!

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    The Categories: (Time:Stamp)
    8 Words or Less (1:00)
    The Elevator Pitch/General Thoughts (2:00)
    Star Ratings/The Hot Take Theater/I’m A Changed Person (11:00)
    Let’s Talk About That Ending... (12:32)
    Performance Prize (18:20)
    But, Why?/Repeat After Me (25:15)
    Expert Opinions (36:00)
    The Upgradeables/Would Recommend! (39:00)
    One Last Pitch (42:24)
    Wrap Up to Next Week...

    @middleofrow #nothe

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

acs825 ,

Great podcast

Highly recommend listening if you are interested in movies.

TwebCPA ,

Excellent reviews and commentary. Makes travel time go by fast.

I like to listen when traveling for work as it makes the time go by so much faster. Particularly like the insight from Zac and I’d recommend this podcast to anyone who enjoys film.

Kayak Fly Fisher ,

Decent show

I have listened to a few episodes. They seem to have a good attitude and knowledge of the movies. As I am not Woke, not real sure what Woke means, I am, however, awake, I think it is a bit much to pull a movie, just like a book out of the time/world in which it was created. Other than that postmodern draw back, it is a pretty solid show.

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