The Incomparable is all about geeky media we love, including movies, books, TV, and more, featuring a rotating panel of guests and hosted by Jason Snell.
Get Me Pictures of Seven Spider-Men!
Get your college applications ready and prepare to gross out about organic web shooters—it’s time for us to discuss “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” the conclusion of Tom Holland’s origin trilogy as the web-slinging hero… and a surprisingly substantial follow-up to five other Spider-Man movies, too. It’s “Spider-Man: Endgame,” and with great podcasts, there must also come great responsibility… to talk about Spider-Man....
More than three decades since the Wheel of Time book series began, it’s arrived as a TV series on Prime Video. We discuss the first season with the help of our resident Wheel of Time book expert and three non-book-readers. How much is or isn’t it the “next Game of Thrones?” Why would it need to be be? And how does a book series that was wildly progressive for the 1990s approach a modern audience?...
I Didn't Have a Tab - The Best of 2021
Hot dog! It’s time for our annual look back at the year gone by. And it was certainly a year! Some of us caught up on stuff, while others who usually abandon their lists as winter turns to spring decided not to bother making lists at all! As is traditional, our panelists and listeners pick favorite Incomparable episodes and moments in this episode. Did the best moment of the year happen in last year’s clip show? Are there multiple clip loops running now? Has The Incomparable finally ground Jason down into mush? The answers are within!...
Money in His Underwear
Merry Kilmas to all who celebrate the works of Val Kilmer! This year, our Kilmas selection is “The Saint,” a very 90s spy movie featuring surprise sweater reveals, tension-free water pipe escapes, and a wide collection of accents, wigs, and pseudonyms—all from Val Kilmer, of course....
The Beatles Need Me!
We watched all eight hours of the Disney+ documentary “The Beatles: Get Back” and now we’re going to talk about it. Toast, vests, London Bobbies sucking on their chin straps, Debbie the receptionist, Paul as “second boss”, Yoko’s knitting, George Harrison’s pinstripes, and most importantly, the amazing view of a bunch of musical geniuses having a very difficult time creating anything at all....
A Glorious Mess
Grab your Tamagotchi Baby Monitor, because it’s time to discuss “Doctor Who: Flux,” a six-episode season that had a lot of plot, a lot of characters, and a lot of questions, many of them unanswered! We discuss what worked this season and what didn’t, anticipate the 2022 run of specials to end Jodie Whitaker’s era, and ponder what Modern Doctor Who looks like when Russell T Davies takes over the show (again) in 2023....
Great show: expunge the word “like”
Love this show, the host and guests; however, the use of “like” as every third word is fatiguing. I suppose this is how people talk today, but at this point, it’d be great to expunge “like” from our vocabulary (even when it’s appropriate)
Can’t recommend enough.
Even when they cover topics I couldn’t possibly care less about (Dr. Who, Buffy the Vampire Slayer) I thoroughly enjoy every single episode on the Incomparable. Jason Snell is the podcast world’s best host/moderator and that’s important when he has so many guests on at once in his weekly roundtable discussions.
And that’s what I love about this podcast: Jason and his rotating cast of guests. No matter who he has on any particular episode, every one of them express themselves thoughtfully, intelligently, and with humor and kindness. I get the sense they all genuinely enjoy one another and love celebrating the various corners of nerd culture together. They have, in turn, introduced me to a variety of movies, books, comics and video games I may never have tried were it not for their thoughtful passion for these genres. (And yes, I’m willing to give Dr. Who and Buffy a try because of the Incomparable.
As a self-employed father of three with very little time to talk about Hayao Miazaki, Spielberg movies, or the newest SF books with a group of friends every week, I look forward to new episodes with great interest. My favorite podcast out of all my favorite podcasts.
PERFECT GEEK MIX
I have been looking for a geeky podcast for AGES!!!! This podcast has variety, humor, fun panelists , and great topics! I ESPECIALLY LOVE the episodes where they propose their ideas for movies like the “if all movies were muppet movies” episode! PLEASE NEVER STOP MAKING THESE KINDS I LOVE THEM❤️❤️