121 episodes

In Newcomers, Lauren Lapkus and Nicole Byer take a deep dive into cultural staples they haven’t gotten around to just yet. So far, they have covered Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, Tyler Perry's body of work, the Fast & Furious Franchise, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the many interpretations of Batman, and the filmography of Martin Scorsese. Next up, Lauren and Nicole get into legendary sports movies!

Newcomers: Sports, with Nicole Byer and Lauren Lapkus Headgum

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In Newcomers, Lauren Lapkus and Nicole Byer take a deep dive into cultural staples they haven’t gotten around to just yet. So far, they have covered Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, Tyler Perry's body of work, the Fast & Furious Franchise, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the many interpretations of Batman, and the filmography of Martin Scorsese. Next up, Lauren and Nicole get into legendary sports movies!

    A League of Their Own (w/ Molly Kearney and Melanie Field)

    A League of Their Own (w/ Molly Kearney and Melanie Field)

    Lauren and Nicole are back covering the baseball classic A League of Their Own with very special guests from the eponymous Amazon series, Molly Kearney and Melanie Field! Along with BTS tea from the fan-beloved series, the gang also gets into the intricacies and hurdles of women’s sports in the 20th century, whether they love or fear the ocean, as well as shining a deserving light on Rosie O’Donnell’s hit-after-hit acting career in the 90s. Batter up!

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    Join us next week for our episode covering Rocky! 

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    • 1 hr 19 min
    Rudy (w/ Emily Hampshire)

    Rudy (w/ Emily Hampshire)

    Lauren and Nicole are joined by very special guest Emily Hampshire (Schitt’s Creek) to debrief the classic football film, Rudy. No conversational stone is left unturned, from Rudy’s older brother stealing his girlfriend (rude!) to Rudy having the impulse to read every single rejection letter out loud (funny!). Who do Lauren and Nicole think should play Rudy in the imaginary 2024 remake? The answer may surprise you.

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    Join us next week for our episode covering A League of Their Own!

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    • 1 hr 6 min
    White Men Can't Jump (w/ Amir Blumenfeld)

    White Men Can't Jump (w/ Amir Blumenfeld)

    Lauren and Nicole are back with an epic new season of Newcomers covering legendary sports movies. There’s no better way to kick things off than discussing White Men Can’t Jump (1992) with Headgum founder, co-host of the podcast Segments, and basketball fanatic Amir Blumenfeld! The group gets into their own personal experiences playing sports (both good and bad, mostly bad), understanding the lore of someone’s Favorite Movie, and clear up the misconception that this film's sequel is not called White Men Can’t Jump Again.

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    Join us next week for our episode covering Rudy!

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Killers of the Flower Moon (w/ Ryan Redcorn)

    Killers of the Flower Moon (w/ Ryan Redcorn)

    For the season finale of Newcomers: Scorsese, Lauren and Nicole are joined by Reservation Dogs writer, comedian, filmmaker, and Osage member Ryan Redcorn to discuss Killers of the Flower Moon (2023). On location in Oklahoma during the film’s production, Ryan generously shares his behind the scenes scoop with Lauren and Nicole, adding important and thoughtful historical and cultural context to this harrowingly true story.

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    • 1 hr 22 min
    The Irishman (w/ Grace Spelman)

    The Irishman (w/ Grace Spelman)

    Q: What do you get when you put Robert Di Nero, Joe Pesci, and Al Pacino in a 3.5 hour Scorsese epic about the life and crimes of Jimmy Hoffa? A: The Irishman! Nicole and Lauren are joined by writer Grace Spelman to celebrate Di Nero’s platform shoes, the newest de-aging technology in cinema, and give special flowers to Ray Romano (Spoiler: Everyone loves him).

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    Next week tune in for our next episode covering Killers of the Flower Moon (2023)!

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    • 59 min
    The Departed (w/ Mike Mitchell & John Hodgman)

    The Departed (w/ Mike Mitchell & John Hodgman)

    Lauren and Nicole are joined by very special Bostonian guests Mike Mitchell (Doughboys) and John Hodgman (Judge John Hodgman) to get into Scorsese’s award-winning 2006 film The Departed! This episode has everything: Mitch’s birthday, rat acting, Jack Nicholson’s filming pre-requisites and a special shout out to every person, place, and thing that made this film what it is. You won’t ever think of micro-processors the same way again.

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    Next week tune in for our next episode covering The Irishman (2019!

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    • 1 hr 24 min

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Skipping

The Martin Scorsese season was brutal to get through. Maybe this podcast has run out of fun movies to cover? Most of the guests on that season were annoying white men who over talked the girls. Skipping the sports season as well. No interest in that.

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Theme Song is a banger

I love this show and the music! This seasons theme music slaps as the kids would say.

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