Devin Mitchell and Mark Lieberman discuss the latest developments in popular culture, from the movie of the week to the TV show of the moment.
The Cultural Legacy of the Trump Presidency
Mark and Devin take stock of the, uh, busy last four years and attempt to make sense of their effect on the landscape of American popular culture.
(Note: This episode was recorded on the first weekend in January, before the insurrection, the second Trump impeachment, and the early days of the Biden administration.)
Episode 144: Bring Back Movie Theaters (Someday)
From opposite coasts, Devin and Mark reflect on fond memories of seeing movies in theaters (with other people sitting close to us and breathing the same air for multiple hours) and tentatively ponder whether those experiences can continue once the pandemic eventually subsides.
The Emmys Are Still On, Somehow
Mark and Devin try to make sense of what the Emmy Awards will look like, and what they mean, during the pandemic. Plus, they highlight some worthy and not so worthy nominees, and Devin shares a particularly exasperated take on a notable contender.
We're Still Here
Devin and Mark return from an extended hiatus to provide some personal updates and share what they've been thinking about during the protests for racial justice and as the pandemic times continue.
They also discuss the protracted saga over when (if?) Christopher Nolan's Tenet will premiere in U.S. theaters (14:20), the quarantine production of Malcolm & Marie with John David Washington and Zendaya (27:55), and whether depictions of police and courts in movies and television will change (39:02).
How COVID-19 Will Affect Pop Culture
Devin and Mark, still in quarantine after a month, take stock of how the pandemic has temporarily (and perhaps permanently) transformed the entertainment industry and our relationship to it.
Topics include: Film and TV production; SNL and late-night shows recorded remotely; movie theater closures; scrambled release calendars and canceled events; what the future may hold for pop culture devotees like us; and, finally, Drake.
What to Watch While in Quarantine
Devin and Mark, self-quarantining in their respective homes, review and recommend the first season of the USA drama series Briarpatch and share some streaming suggestions to fill time while you're at home.
-Halt and Catch Fire, four seasons on Netflix
-The filmography of Kelly Reichardt (River of Grass and Wendy and Lucy on Kanopy; Meek's Cutoff on Hulu)
-High Maintenance on HBO Now (fourth season currently airing)
-The Sopranos on HBO Now and Amazon Prime
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These guys watch all the garbage so you don't have to
I don't usually like podcasts like this and can more often be found listening to Gilmore Guys, My Favorite Murder and stuff like that. However, I find this podcast to be a great way to keep up with all the movies and shows that I don't have time to watch and Mark and Devin do a great job of recapping and reviewing all of it. Plus, the episodes are just long enough that you can crush them out on a short drive or working on a small project around the house. I would definitely recommend this for anyone who feels like they can't keep up with all the shows and movies that people are talking about on Twitter, at the office, etc. Keep up the good work guys!