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The Mothership USA TODAY

    • TV & Film
    • 4.0, 83 Ratings

Get down and nerdy with this USA TODAY podcast ev…

    Snyder Cut and HBO Max

    Snyder Cut and HBO Max

    This week the crew dissect HBO Max--whether it's worth it and what fans can expect from the infamous Snyder Cut set to debut on the platform in 2021. TV Critic Kelly Lawler breaks down the never ending question of what show is on which platform and Brian Truitt and Brett Molina give advice on how soon-to-arrive streaming services can corner the market.

    • 32 min
    Happy Birthday Star Wars: 'Episode V'

    Happy Birthday Star Wars: 'Episode V'

    Mike Ryan, Senior Entertainment Writer for UPROXX joins hosts Brian Truitt and Kelly Lawler as they pay tribute to the 40th birthday of "The Empire Strikes Back," also known as Star Wars: "Episode V." Each host explains why they love this particular installment of the Star Wars saga and discusses specific details you may or may not know about the film.

    • 32 min
    The wonder of Frank Welker

    The wonder of Frank Welker

    This week the Mothership has peeked! And hosts Brett Molina and Brian Triutt marvel at their guest, the incomparable Frank Welker. The name might not ring a bell but his voice--or voices, will. Frank has voiced of some of the most iconic animated characters since the 60s and recently voiced the beloved Scooby-Doo in the animated film 'Scoob!" soon to be released on VOD May 15, 2020. Frank amazes the crew as he seamlessly transitions from the voice of Megatron to Scooby-Doo to Smokey Bear and shares memories of working with Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson. We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we enjoyed making it and getting nostalgic over our childhood!

    • 25 min
    Clark Duke from 'The Office' to 'Arkansas'

    Clark Duke from 'The Office' to 'Arkansas'

    Clark Duke comes aboard the mothership to discuss his directorial debut of his new film "Arkansas". Clark chats about the challenges and lessons learned from directing a movie he also starred in and the film's "Twinsesque pairing". And Brett & Brian get Clark to nerd out about wrestling.

    • 36 min
    Like, check out our 'Valley Girl' episode -- or like, whatever

    Like, check out our 'Valley Girl' episode -- or like, whatever

    Jessica Rothe comes aboard the Mothership and dishes about her totally tripendicular movie "Valley Girl" soon to be digitally released on May 8th. Brett  Molina & Brian Truitt get schooled on valley girl slang and make light of a very specific review. 

     

     

    • 21 min
    Quarantining with friends

    Quarantining with friends

    Brian Truitt is away this week but filling in for him is Alexander Zalben, Managing Editor of the New York Post's Decider. Alex describes his new schedule and workout regimen while social distancing and chats with Brett Molina about top television picks for friends. Kelly Lawler confesses about unused game consoles and asks for movie suggestions to occupy her three-year-old niece during quarantine.

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
83 Ratings

83 Ratings

Mogadeth ,

Clark Duke ‘the office’ to ‘Arkansas’

What the heck, where was the spoiler alert for this episode? For the most part really enjoy this weekly Pop culture podcast. While I don’t agree with some of the hosts opinions, I eagerly await the weekly drop.

~ Yendis ,

Onward review: verbal diarrhea!!

This podcast was almost impossible to listen to because of all of the “like”s in every sentence! Brett and Brian would put Valley Girls to shame with that effort.

Easy fix for “verbal diarrhea”. Charge each other a quarter for every instance where “like” shouldn’t be used and pay it monthly to the charity of the other two’s choice - could be positive: Red Cross relief in TN; or could be negative: a contribution to a political candidate the person detests!

Bottom line: I should not hear these verbal miscues from professional journalists. Take a split second longer to formulate your thoughts and don’t feel the need to fill that gap with sound. It will make the podcast significantly better!!

@seanj8 ,

A Pop Culture Podcast Done Right

Kelly, Brian, and Brett are some of the best entertainment reporters in the business and this podcast shows why - they’re to the point and unbiased about all things pop culture-related. USA Today is the gold standard for reporting and I’m glad they have these guys covering cool stuff to keep our minds off the reality we live in now.

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