A collection of pop culture podcasts full of smart, funny people who love talking about TV, movies, books, comics, games, and much more. This feed contains episodes from all the podcasts produced by The Incomparable.
Magnum, podcast 44: "Computer Date" (S2E13)
Jason’s returned from Hawaii, and he managed not to be murdered in an airport bathroom, so let’s do this! This episode features computers but not dates, another appearance by the wife of a series actor, another laser-industry related crime, a notable hotel appearance, Rick being a jerk, T.C. at his worst, and the proper use of Mac. Also, Magnum wears jeans with a jacket and tie. All this, but STILL no computer date! Oh well, at least we’ve got letters from listeners. - Host Jason Snell, Philip Michaels and David J. Loehr.
Not Playing with Lex and Dan 7.5: Witness
We’re going Dutch this week—Pennsylvania Dutch, that is, as Philadelphia cop Lex Friedman and Amish kid Dan Moren watch 1985’s Witness. Hot topics include Harrison Ford’s star power, Amish representation, and a lot of fake blood. Programming Note: In addition to this capsule episode, which contains our discussion before and after the film, members can watch along with Lex and Dan in a full-length commentary track, available in the members-only First Class feed. If you’re not already a member, why not sign up? And if you are, now’s a great time to update your membership allocations and maybe throw a little support in the direction of Not Playing. Thanks! - Host Lex Friedman and Dan Moren.
TeeVee 717: Reach Out and Touch Someone (Farscape S1E7-8)
We’re a third of the way through season one and already Farscape has hit its stride. We review two great episodes this time. First up, “PK Tech Girl”. Earth tech boy meets Sebacean tech girl on a derelict Peacekeeper ship. Romance ensues despite being interrupted by some scavenging explosive reptiles. And we wrap up with “That Old Black Magic”. Thanks to some evil being’s magicks, Crichton gets the chance to finally explain in person that it was an accident that Captain Crais’ brother died way back in episode 1. Things don’t go so well. Can the rest of Moya’s crew save John before it’s too late? And what will it cost some of them? - Host Eric Scott and Jason Johnson.
Defocused 329: Fear and Loathing in Vista Del Mar
The soda fountain in your memory palace. - Host Joe Rosensteel and Dan Sturm.
Watchers of the Plus 11: Coast to Coast Reunion Tour
We’re back from the long hiatus that took Moze from the North Bay of California to the Triangle of North Carolina. Sam and Moze catch up with all the shows you’ve been watching and a few that you might have missed, on platforms you may not have thought to watch. Good thing your Watchers are here to stare directly into the streams. - Host Sam Adams and Philip Mozolak.
Total Party Kill 304: The Crashed Palace
An entire adventure in one extra-long episode? That’s what you get when you have a super-competent party that includes Thamia, Quewaris, Reid-Quarrell Kilgarriff, Ch’omasa, and Li! - Host Tony Sindelar with Aleen Simms, Annette Wierstra, Dan Moren, Erika Ensign and Kathy Campbell.
Great Content. A lot of fun.
I'm not going to tell you that I love every podcast offered by The Incomparable, but there are so darned many of them I enjoy a bunch on a regular basis. Biff! is superhero fun, Total Party Kill is a D&D blast, and Random Trek gives me comfort in these Trek-less times. The mothership show is usually interesting and another favorite is Rocket Surgery, which has hilariously introduced me to "Cool Cat Saves the Kids" and other bargain basement gems (John Carradine Lives! (he doesn’t)). Check out the full feed. You'll find something to enjoy.
So many great shows, such good sound production
This feed is full of so many good shows! There is sure to be something for everyone who likes to listen to geeky smart people talking and laughing about life, tech, movies, TV shows, books, Dr Who, etc. It’s not rude or crass or gross. Fast-paced and brilliant.
PS Actually a few of the speakers are recorded a rather low and I have to sit there changing the volume up for them and down for everyone else. So people are just soft-spoken and thoughtful and I want to hear them too!
After dropping all my political podcasts for the sake of sanity I went looking for something new. I'm not a nerd nor particularly obsessed with movies though I do lean towards sci-fi. This podcast ALMOST makes me wish I were! Very entertaining with in-depth (or at least arguable) analysis of whatever they are discussing. Since finding them I've enjoyed digging through the back catalog to hear their takes on such classics as Back To The Future, The Terminator, and Alien. Looking forward to hearing their recommendations on books and television shows. I really enjoyed the "dueling" podcasts on the newest Star Wars movie with our friends across the pond. Two opposable thumbs up!