Larry Ganni hosts a pop-culture discussion podcast in which he invites his friends in to talk about whatever is on their minds, be it music, TV or film. Stick around after for Drum Groove of the Week, in which Larry talks about and attempts to recreate a famous drum groove.
Larry is back after a year to discuss...stuff.
Shell Gets His Money's Worth
After a LONG hiatus Larry and Dr. Jess are back, discussing life during COVID-19, Star Trek, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Hamilton, Perry Mason (sort of), Ennio Morricone, and Bruce Lee. This episode was recorded and "edited" on Larry's phone. Since Larry is a novice this episode is no frills. And no music. P.S. Wear a damn mask.
Star Trek: Picard Mid-Season Review
The Guest Room Podcast is back with Larry and Dr. Jess reviewing the first five episodes of Star Trek: Picard. There are also brief asides about Sherlock and Animal Crossing: New Horizons.
Larry is joined by his niece and frequent guest Autumn and her boyfriend and brand new guest Ryan! The trio discuss director Sam Mendes' World War I drama 1917. Ryan offers a unique perspective as a well read history buff. Larry offers praise for cinematographer Roger Deakins. Autumn cried. (During the movie, not the podcast) Follow Ryan's history blog on Instagram @the_great_wars
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker
Happy New Year! Larry and Jess are back after a LONG hiatus to discuss Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. They talk about the story, characters, J.J. Abrams, George Lucas, and the overall Star Wars franchise, including some brief thoughts on The Mandalorian. Also Jess complains about the way Larry drives.
The Big Bang Theory Finale
Larry and Dr. Jess discuss the series finale of The Big Bang Theory, recall their favorite moments of the series, and speculate about what the future holds for the cast. Sidebar discussions include New Girl, Roseanne, Bob's Burgers, cop shows and streaming availability.
Finding A Groove
As a fan of drumming, I enjoyed this episode. There are times when I would rather talk about music than movies - and this was one of those times - so this episode fit the bill. The Drum Groove of the Week was cool. Brave man trying Peart!
Suggestion for future show: "Bands That Have Shaped Who You Are Today... & WHY?" (You could also use this question for influential movies, tv shows, etc.)
The Guest Room
Larry is the mastermind behind The Guest Room Podcast, and you can tell that it is a passion project for him. He is clearly talking about what he loves, and it comes across. If you are a fan pop culture / nerd culture you're going to want to download this show. Larry ends each show with his Drum Groove Of The Week. Once again Larry's passion shines through. Plus he is a pretty darn good drummer. I can't wait to see where this podcast goes!