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Peter Sagal of Wait, Wait! joins Greta Johnsen and Tricia Bobeda of Nerdette to scrutinize ... well, pretty much anything.

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Peter Sagal of Wait, Wait! joins Greta Johnsen and Tricia Bobeda of Nerdette to scrutinize ... well, pretty much anything.

    Movies Of The '90s: 'Toy Story'

    Movies Of The '90s: 'Toy Story'

    Six weeks of movie recaps and there still seems to be no sign of intelligent life anywhere. This week it’s all about the 1995 Pixar classic Toy Story, starring Tom Hanks, Tim Allen and all of our collective childhood memories. Listen as Peter, Tricia and Greta recall the moments that made them weep, search for hidden religious analogs and consider the system of ethics in the 'Toy Story' universe.

    • 45 min
    Movies Of The '90s: 'Pulp Fiction'

    Movies Of The '90s: 'Pulp Fiction'

    The $5 milkshake. Once a shocking, exorbitant example of the scourge of inflation. Now, a hot bargain that shouldn’t be missed! Welcome back to Nerdette Recaps with Peter Sagal! It’s the podcast where we rewatch movies of the ‘90s and dissect them like the intense nerds we are. Episode 5 is all about 1994’s Pulp Fiction, starring John Travolta, Uma Thurman, Samuel L. Jackson and Bruce Willis. Listen to this conversation with Peter Sagal, Tricia Bobeda and Greta Johnsen, then join us next week for our discussion of the original Toy Story. And don’t forget, we want to hear from you! Join the party and send us a voice recording about any of the movies we’re featuring. Just record yourself on your smartphone and send the audio file to nerdetterecaps@gmail.com. Do it by Thursday!

    • 55 min
    Movies Of The ‘90s: ‘Dazed And Confused’

    Movies Of The ‘90s: ‘Dazed And Confused’

    Does Dazed and Confused have a plot? Barely! Does that matter? To some people, yes! This week's recap is all about 1993’s Dazed and Confused, starring young versions of Matthew McConaughey, Parker Posey, Ben Affleck and Anthony Rapp. It’s also an early film from director Richard Linklater, who went on to make critically-acclaimed movies like Before Sunset, Boyhood and A Scanner Darkly. Listen to this conversation with Peter, Tricia and Greta, then join us next week for our discussion of Pulp Fiction. And don’t forget, we want to hear from you! Join the party and send us a voice recording about any of the movies we’re featuring. Just record yourself on your smartphone and send the audio file to nerdetterecaps@gmail.com. Do it by Thursday!

    • 43 min
    Movies Of The '90s: ‘White Men Can’t Jump’

    Movies Of The '90s: ‘White Men Can’t Jump’

    We didn’t ask him, but I think we can say it with certainty: Peter Sagal definitely cannot dunk. Episode 3 of Nerdette Recaps features our very first sportsball movie: 1992’s White Men Can’t Jump, starring Wesley Snipes, Woody Harrelson and Rosie Perez. It’s director Ron Shelton’s followup to Bull Durham and the script might just contain more obscenities than non-obscenities. Listen to this conversation with Peter, Tricia and Greta, then join us next week for our discussion of Dazed and Confused. And don’t forget, we want to hear from you! Join the party and send us a voice recording about any of the movies we’re featuring. Just record yourself on your smartphone and send the audio file to nerdetterecaps@gmail.com. Do it by Thursday!

    • 55 min
    Movies Of The ‘90s: ‘Independence Day’

    Movies Of The ‘90s: ‘Independence Day’

    If you’re a former fighter pilot and the world is facing annihilation at the hands of an alien species whose only motivation is permanently ending the human race, well then, who cares if you’re the president? You belong in the air, baby! Welcome back to Nerdette Recaps with Peter Sagal, the podcast where we rewatch movies of the ‘90s and dissect them like the intense nerds we are. Today is all about the 1996 blockbuster Independence Day, starring Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum, Vivica A. Fox, Bill Pullman and at least 25 gallons of pure Americana. Listen to the conversation and then join us next week for our discussion of White Men Can’t Jump. And don’t forget, we want to hear from you! Join the party and send us a voice recording about any of the movies we’re featuring. Just record yourself on your smartphone and send the audio file to nerdetterecaps@gmail.com.

    • 56 min
    Movies Of The '90s: 'Clueless'

    Movies Of The '90s: 'Clueless'

    Welcome back to Nerdette Recaps with Peter Sagal! the podcast where we rewatch movies of the ‘90s and talk about them like the intense nerds we are. Our first selection is Clueless, the 1995 Emma adaptation filled with ridiculous footwear, Paul Rudd putting mayo on cold cuts and also Friedrich Nietzsche for some reason. Listen to our conversation, then join us next week for a discussion of Independence Day. And don’t forget, we want to hear from you! Join the party and send us a voice recording about any of the movies we’re featuring. Just record yourself on your smartphone and send the audio file to nerdetterecaps@gmail.com. Snaps to you!

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
859 Ratings

859 Ratings

SamanthaTulsa ,

Bombs away

Worth listen if for no other reason than you get to hear Peter Segal drop some F-bombs. Also jingles

M0LLY0LLY ,

Yaaaay!

Oh my god I’m so excited that you’re back! Y’all are delightful! I know it’s *technically* not from the 90s, but you should do Heathers!!!

KVL 1 ,

My bright light in dark times

So excited to here the recaps are back! I’ve listened to your GOT and His Dark Material recaps and cant wait to laugh and enjoy your insight on movies. Please watch Drop Dead Gorgeous and recap!

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