30 episodes

Are you of the belief that art is entirely objective and meant to be ranked in order to determine the best movies, TV shows or albums of all-time? You're no longer alone! Natural Selection — starting with Pixar movies in Season 1 — will crown the greatest art ever made courtesy of our scientifically advanced algorithms and your votes!



Take a deep dive with us in our first season as we relive some of our favorite childhood movies and track the development of Pixar over the last 30 years in anticipation of 'Toy Story 4' in June 2019. Join in to help decide which film stands out above the rest.

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Are you of the belief that art is entirely objective and meant to be ranked in order to determine the best movies, TV shows or albums of all-time? You're no longer alone! Natural Selection — starting with Pixar movies in Season 1 — will crown the greatest art ever made courtesy of our scientifically advanced algorithms and your votes!



Take a deep dive with us in our first season as we relive some of our favorite childhood movies and track the development of Pixar over the last 30 years in anticipation of 'Toy Story 4' in June 2019. Join in to help decide which film stands out above the rest.

    S1E21: Toy Story 4

    S1E21: Toy Story 4

    Taylor Gaines and Tyler B. Commons get their dad arrested so they can record the last episode of Season One on the brand-new film "Toy Story 4."







    They get into some of the murky making-of material, debate what the new film is about, discuss whether it should exist, and dive into the journeys of all the characters. They talk about it all — WITH SPOILERS! — and finally slot "Toy Story 4" into the Natural Selection Rankings.







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    Click this link to see the video of the voice actors recording their lines.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    S1 Round 6: The Greatest Pixar Movie of All Time

    S1 Round 6: The Greatest Pixar Movie of All Time

    Taylor Gaines and Tyler B. Commons gather for the final time to reveal the champion of the Natural Selection bracket.







    First, they unveil their individual rankings of all 20 Pixar movies. Then, they announce the winner of the heavyweight match-up for the title of greatest Pixar movie ever made.







    That's all, folks. Thanks for listening.







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    • 52 min
    S1 Round 5: The Championship

    S1 Round 5: The Championship

    Taylor Gaines and Tyler B. Commons finally reveal the championship match-up of the Natural Selection bracket on this week's episode.







    First, they break down the trailer for Pixar's upcoming film "Onward," sort through their individual algorithmic rankings they never knew they were creating, and listen to Taylor talk "Coco" with Patrick A. Jackson in this week's "Unnatural Opinions" segment. Later, they announce the winners from Round 4 and dive deep on the Battle for the Crown.







    Go vote right now, and help us determine the greatest Pixar movie of all time!







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    • 1 hr 7 min
    S1 Round 4: The Final Four

    S1 Round 4: The Final Four

    Taylor Gaines and Tyler B. Commons narrow things down to four in this week's ultra-important episode of Natural Selection.







    First, they offer an analysis of the latest "Toy Story 4" trailer and take a look at their Rewatchability scores before Taylor talks "Incredibles" with Christian Torres in this week's "Unnatural Opinions" segment. Then, they announce the winners from Round 3 and break down the unbelievable Final Four match-ups.







    Go vote right now, and help us determine the greatest Pixar movie of all time!







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    • 1 hr 7 min
    S1 Round 3: Sixteen to Eight

    S1 Round 3: Sixteen to Eight

    Taylor Gaines and Tyler B. Commons announce the Elite Eight Pixar movies in this week's scientifically superior episode of Natural Selection.







    First, they break down the individual films' "Pixar Scores," welcome friend of the pod Sam Hensel to debate the merits of "Cars" in "Unnatural Opinions," and parse the Theme scores. Finally, they reveal the winning movies from Round 2 and dive into the four match-ups of Round 3.







    Go vote right now, and help us determine the greatest Pixar movie of all time!







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    • 1 hr 12 min
    S1 Round 2: The Madness Begins

    S1 Round 2: The Madness Begins

    Taylor Gaines and Tyler B. Commons open the voting for the Round of 16 in this week’s very special episode of Natural Selection.







    First, they break down the Pixar Concept scores, hear from old

    friend Levi Bradford on what they got wrong about “Monsters, Inc.” in the new segment

    “Unnatural Opinions,” and discuss the Animation rankings. Then they reveal the four

    winners from Round One and unveil the official match-ups for the second round.







    Go vote right now, and help us determine the greatest Pixar movie of all time!







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    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

dmg517 ,

Great season!

Love how you guys broke down each Pixar movie. You were a little tough on Toy Story 4-it was a good way to bring the characters back and on a new adventure. Looking forward to your next season!

megumi5 ,

Fun Podcast!

Really enjoying listening to Taylor and Ty breakdown movies I've been watching since the beginning! Just voted - can't wait for the next podcast!

Hsruseuj ,

Great but Grammar...

Fantastic podcast but their taste surrounding Toy Story is a little off. Taylor pronounces some words weird, but I can get through it usually. Some of their cadence and sentence structure through the pod needs some work. They should take some notes from Ira Glass... but still a great pod.

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