Ruminations is a new culture podcast from Chris and Steve, two Catholic thirtysomethings who enjoy discussing movies, history, religion, and politics over a couple of drinks.
Ruminations Episode XVII: House of Power, Rings of the Dragon
Ruminations is back for our seventeenth episode, this time to talk about the two prequels to juggernaut fantasy series that premiered in September, HBO's Game of Thrones: House of the Dragon and Amazon Prime's The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.
Ruminations Episode XVI: Apocalypse Now Redrunks
In an episode two months in the making, Chris and Steve delve into the heart of darkness to explore five of the most famous Vietnam War movies made in the aftermath of the war in the 1970s and 80s. Which version of Apocalypse Now is best? Why is The Deer Hunter so dull? Which of us grew up thinking Full Metal Jacket was a comedy? Why does Vietnam have such a visceral place in our pop culture and collective memory? Stay to the end for a game of "Would You Rather?" and a glimpse into the first time we recorded this episode--yes, we liked this topic so much, we talked about it twice! (But only Chris remembers that.) Episode 16 is messy, a bit overlong, and has a dubious history reminiscent of its subject matter, but what else do you expect from this duo?
Ruminations Episode XV: Squidnight Mass
Happy Halloween from Ruminations! For the first half of our 15th episode, we chat about the latest movies we’ve seen in theaters, from the ground-shaking sounds of Dune to the earth-shattering disappointment of The Many Saints of Newark. Then, for the main portion of the episode (28:00 on), we break down our experiences watching two […]
Ruminations Episode XIV: On Her Majesty’s Secret Agent
For Episode XIV, Chris and Steve discuss the ins and outs of the 59-year-old James Bond franchise, which just saw its 25th movie, and the fifth and last of Daniel Craig’s run as 007, No Time to Die, premiere in theaters this month. Well, it’s less of a discussion and more of Steve talking about a […]
Ruminations Episode XIII: The Podcast of the Rings
For Episode XIII, Chris and Steve discuss … not Star Wars for the 4th episode in a row! Instead, due to recent AMC 4K re-releases, they talk about their favorite piece of popular culture ever, J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings and Peter Jackson’s seminal film adaptations, the first of which will be celebrating its […]
Ruminations Episode XII: Christmas All the Way
Chris and Steve discuss a range of topics relating to Christmas movies with Lou, Ruminations’ second-ever guest host. Questions like: Is Die Hard a Christmas movie? Is Ron Howard’s Grinch movie worth its two-hour runtime? Why can’t Steve keep the Rankin/Bass movies straight? Will Mel Gibson’s Fatman become a perennial Christmas watch? How many times has Lou seen Jingle All the […]
Steve and Chris
An excellent podcast that dissects many interesting aspects of pop culture. That Disney venture is top touch.
I know, I know, the best podcasting has dudes chatting in some form or another, and this isn’t quite that. BUT, this does have a couple of educated, well-spoken hosts who have a passion for film and television. Not that I do, not in the least, but what I do have is an hour a week that I clean bathrooms, and this is just as good to listen to as anything else. So, if you like to watch stuff and then listen to people talk about that same stuff, this podcast just might be for you.
Also, Steven is single and is over 6 feet tall, ladies.