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    Xbox Series X versus PlayStation 5

    Xbox Series X versus PlayStation 5

    Kelly Lawler hosts this week's episode of The Mothership and interviews Tech Reporter Brett Molina on the new video game consoles Xbox Series X & PlayStation 5. Brett shares his takes and rates each console in the following categories: user experience, load times, and unique upgrades. He also tells us which console was actually worth the wait. 

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    • 20 min
    'Freaky' theater debut, is it worth it?

    'Freaky' theater debut, is it worth it?

    This week the crew gets freaky! Brian Truitt interviews Christopher Landon, director of the new slasher-comedy "Freaky." Landon tells us how, at first, he thought Vince Vaughn would say "no" to the role of the serial killer. Landon also proudly discusses his favorite death scene from the film, which he fought to keep. And USA TODAY Business Reporter and friend of the podcast Nathan Bomey comes aboard the Mothership to discuss the current financial state of movie theaters and how they plan to stay afloat during the current pandemic. 

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    • 37 min
    How 'The Right Stuff' & 'Ad Astra' got it right

    How 'The Right Stuff' & 'Ad Astra' got it right

    Robert Yowell, former Flight Controller for the NASA Space Shuttle comes aboard the Mothership to discuss his role as a Tech Consultant for Disney's historical drama series "The Right Stuff." Yowell also chats with Tech Reporter Brett Molina about working closely with Brad Pitt on the set of "Ad Astra," the complications of using the restroom in zero gravity and how the privatization of space travel is making earth orbital flight more accessible.  

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    • 22 min
    The young Cronenberg and his film 'Possessor'

    The young Cronenberg and his film 'Possessor'

    Director and screenwriter Brandon Cronenberg guests in this week's episode of The Mothership. Brandon discusses his new sci-fi/horror film "Possessor" and the real life event that inspired it. And Brett and Brian chat with Brandon about his family legacy in film, his favorite movies for the Halloween season, and how he is surviving social distancing.

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    • 24 min
    Our review of 'Enola Holmes'

    Our review of 'Enola Holmes'

    This week the crew reviews Netflix's "Enola Holmes" and its star-studded cast. Brian gushes on how the new film remains true to the Sherlock legacy while establishing a fresh take with a new character. Kelly and Brett discuss their favorite portrayals of Sherlock and Watson and why they love them.

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    • 35 min
    This one's for 'The Boys'

    This one's for 'The Boys'

    Antony Starr aka Homelander comes aboard the Mothership and discusses what fans can expect from season two of "The Boys." Antony gives us spoiler-free details about a new villain on "The Seven" and the loss of stability for any characters from season one. The gang also chats about the difference between an American and New Zealand barbecue.

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    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
86 Ratings

86 Ratings

Dr.BethanyGrace ,

Claire made me feel guilty!!

This is my fave pop culture podcast, as it’s the perfect balance between insider nerdiness and real-world discussion. It’s as geeky as it wants to be for authenticity, but as accessible as it needs to be for those days when I have no idea what video game you’re talking about. (My last video game was “ET” on the Atari 2600. Really.) Each week I pine for it - more even than Chris.
Always wanted to say that, and having met Claire last week, she made me feel guilty that I’ve never reviewed y’all. As well she should.
So, here we go: “You’ve gotten me through one gender transition, a Ph.D., a pandemic, and now a forest fire. Thanks for being the distraction I always need!”
Have a great day!

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.

@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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