115 episodes

On Now We Know, Kevin Werkheiser and Chris Tognotti return to resonant, haunting, farcical, or otherwise impactful entertainment obsessions of their youths, through the jaundiced eyes of adulthood.

Follow us on Twitter at @NowWeKnowPod!

Now We Know Kevin Werkheiser and Chris Tognotti

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 26 Ratings

On Now We Know, Kevin Werkheiser and Chris Tognotti return to resonant, haunting, farcical, or otherwise impactful entertainment obsessions of their youths, through the jaundiced eyes of adulthood.

Follow us on Twitter at @NowWeKnowPod!

    Felix The Cat (1989)

    Felix The Cat (1989)

    Callooh, callay, it's Felix The Cat day! Deep from the recesses of Chris' memory comes this late 80's theatrical revival of the beloved children's cartoon classic. Our favorite magic bag-wielding cat had been on hiatus for a while prior to this release—29 years, to be exact—so you can rest assured they put every ounce of their blood, sweat, and talent into this thing. Feat. Princess Oriana, The Duke of Zill, and Wack Lizardi.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Spider-Man (1977)

    Spider-Man (1977)

    Get ready, webslingers! It's time for a 1977 Spider-Man film—which also served as a feature-length pilot for the shortlived CBS live-action series—which Kevin has graciously brought before the Now We Know magisterium. How does it hold up? We couldn't possibly spoil the surprise.

    • 1 hr
    Xanadu

    Xanadu

    Somehow, Gene Kelly returned. That's right, America's preeminent song and dance man finally got his big screen swansong in Xanadu, the 1980 Olivia Newton-John-as-a-muse musical that was a hell of a lot more successful as an album than a movie. Kevin and Chris are joined by first-time guest Hilary for a songful saunter to Kubla Khan's stately pleasure dome.

    • 58 min
    Fish Police, Capitol Critters, and Scorch

    Fish Police, Capitol Critters, and Scorch

    In the early 90's, with the golden era of The Simpsons in full swing, Fox's rival networks were desperate to devise counterprogramming to bridge a seemingly insurmountable ratings and cultural impact gap. They failed miserably with a pair of evening cartoons made for basically nobody, Fish Police and Capitol Critters. Plus: a side of Scorch, starring the titular dragon puppet Scorch, also featuring Seinfeld's J. Peterman himself, John O'Hurley.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    The Wizard

    The Wizard

    Kevin and Chris go long on 1989's The Wizard, starring the likes of Fred Savage, Christian Slater, Luke Edwards, Beau Bridges, and the inimitable Jenny Lewis. Join for a magical road trip through the deserts, casinos, and Universal backlot tours of America, culminating in a video game showdown to shake the heavens—complete with the reveal of the new hotness, Super Mario Bros. 3.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Rock & Rule

    Rock & Rule

    Join Kevin and Chris on a trip into the annals of Canadian animation with Rock and Rule, a 1983 sci-fi dystopian flick featuring the vocal talents of Debbie Harry, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, and Don Francks as deranged super rocker/demonic summoner Mok. This was Canada's first-ever English language animated feature, produced by Nelvana—you know, they of the stately polar bear—and it hauled in a whopping... $30,000 at the box office. Did it deserve better? Time to find out!

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

texneck ,

A Great Show, with Great Hosts

I stumbled onto this show when I listened to their episode about Transformers: The Movie…which I daresay is just about the best, most earnest, & most entertaining review of that particular film I’ve ever encountered. Impressed with the quality of that episode, I kept listening, and haven’t been disappointed yet.

A Kevin coworker ,

Relaxing!

Kevin somehow found the only person drier than him on the planet and its made for some exceptional chemistry!

Nice to hear some real vocabulary in a review podcast.

Also cant say enough how the calm cadence is reassuring considering the nostalgic nature of the content.

Yall are absolutely killing it! Especially love the guest host eps!

-A Kevin coworker

DT from B ,

A fun, nostalgic ride!

Kevin and Chris are my type of nerds! Great pod!

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