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The Incomparable is a weekly dive into geeky media we love, including movies, books, TV, comics, and more, featuring a rotating panel of guests and hosted by Jason Snell.

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    • 4.8 • 554 Ratings

The Incomparable is a weekly dive into geeky media we love, including movies, books, TV, comics, and more, featuring a rotating panel of guests and hosted by Jason Snell.

    Don't Open the Cthulhu Box

    Don't Open the Cthulhu Box

    Pick up a baseball bat and climb into the Woodie car that’s bigger on the inside, because it’s time to discuss HBO’s “Lovecraft Country.” This is a breathtakingly ambitious multi-genre anthology series with recurring characters. It’s about race and sex and society and love and hideous supernatural monsters. It’s set in the Jim Crow era, but also the past and the future and other planes of existence. And if you like the genres that we cover on The Incomparable, it’s worth your time....

    • 1 hr 42 min
    The Incomparable Life Day Special

    The Incomparable Life Day Special

    Happy Life Day! To celebrate this important occasion, The Incomparable hereby presents a commentary track, to be viewed alongside The Star Wars Holiday Special. You’ll need to find the Holiday Special via the usual rebel channels. We watched the version with ads in it, so if you find a different version, pause the show during the ads....

    • 2 hr 3 min
    Too Good to Live

    Too Good to Live

    It’s silly draft time! In this episode we’re drafting TV series that only lasted a single season. No, miniseries and unaired pilots and shows that got a second season don’t count! Also, everyone gets “Firefly.”...

    • 1 hr 53 min
    There Will Never Be Another Alien Movie

    There Will Never Be Another Alien Movie

    Game over, man, game over! We return to the world of xenomorphs and Weyland-Yutani Corp. as we discuss 1986’s “Aliens,” James Cameron’s fascinating follow-up to the Ridley Scott original. We discuss space marines, alien-friendly elevators, white milky blood, and subsequent Alien movies that are very much uncanonical....

    • 1 hr 41 min
    Creepy Paper

    Creepy Paper

    It’s one of the best things on television right now. It’s “What We Do in the Shadows,” a show that honors vampire lore while placing them in ridiculous mundane situations. A mockumentary sitcom featuring vampires might seem like an entry from TV Mad Libs, but this show (based on an indie feature film also by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi) uses its stellar cast and sharp writing to create a bizarre world of energy vampires, complaining familiars, new-age witches, and—the horror—local politics....

    • 55 min
    Roast Me, Amigo!

    Roast Me, Amigo!

    Football is life! But even if you don’t care about sports, you should still watch “Ted Lasso” on Apple TV+. It’s a very funny show that’s also full of empathy and respect for its characters, which never goes for the cheap joke, and takes the tropes of every sports movie you’ve seen and uses them in ways you’re not expecting. And we’ve left plenty of space before the Spoiler Horn for our cross-Atlantic panel to explain why you should watch it and why we love this fusion of American and English sensibilities. We believe in Ted Lasso, and you will...

    • 1 hr 7 min

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4.8 out of 5
554 Ratings

554 Ratings

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Love the show and the spin-off magnum podcast

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My favorite podcast

It’s like these guys and gals sprung forth fully-formed from my head. Great book discussions, movie and tv talk, and the occasional draft.

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Come for the nerdiness, stay for the banter

Fantastic panelists, a wide range of nerdy subjects, and the best drafts in the business.

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