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Each week, geek out with Victorino Matus, Jonathan V. Last, and Sonny Bunch for a podcast about movies and pop culture. The guys behind the Substandard are back and worse than ever.

The Sub-Beacon Podcast The Sub-Beacon Podcast

    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 907 Ratings

Each week, geek out with Victorino Matus, Jonathan V. Last, and Sonny Bunch for a podcast about movies and pop culture. The guys behind the Substandard are back and worse than ever.

    Mortal Kombat

    Mortal Kombat

    Reminder: This episode is two weeks old! If you want piping fresh Sub-Beacon content, make sure to check out subbeacon.com and sign up for the Patreon.

    Is this movie a Fatality or a Friendship? And which one of those would be better? Sonny has an update on his identity issues. JVL got a watch! Plus: rankings galore!

    • 1 hr 10 min
    'The Kid Detective'

    'The Kid Detective'

    Make sure to go to SubBeacon.com to check out the latest episodes! This is free but it's also a couple of weeks old. New material on new products are over there!Did the guys love The Kid Detective? Why does Vic have Wolverine blood? Why does JVL seem so relaxed? Where is Sonny asked to wear a mask? All these questions and more answered on this week's episode of the Sub-Beacon!

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Godzilla vs. Kong vs. The Quadrants

    Godzilla vs. Kong vs. The Quadrants

    Free episode! Godzilla Vs. Kong is here: Are theaters back? Vic is back as the host. JVL is back after a week off! Sonny never goes anywhere. Sign up at subbeacon.com to get each week's episode from the Patreon ... we'd love to have you join us. Chip in as little, or as much, as you'd like. Just don't be a dick in the comments and we'll all be cool!

    • 1 hr 8 min
    'Greenland'

    'Greenland'

    This is a truncated version of the show! If you want the whole thing, go to subbeacon.com and join our Patreon. It's totally worth it, you guys.JVL has an ... interesting ... theory about Greenland. Vic's Lenten sacrifice faces a difficult test. Sonny thinks 300's Gerard Butler and Sucker Punch's Glenn Scott are great! All this and so much more on the latest episode of the Sub-Beacon. 

    • 49 min
    'Ted Lasso,' with Special Guest Kristen Soltis Anderson!

    'Ted Lasso,' with Special Guest Kristen Soltis Anderson!

    NOTE: This is a truncated episode. It is not the full thing! If you want to listen to the full thing, head over to subbeacon.com and sign up for the Patreon, folks. You're missing out on so much chatting between the dudes (and a lady!) this week. This week JVL, Vic, and Sonny were very excited to invite Kristen Soltis Anderson onto the show to discuss everyone's favorite football-coach-turned-EPL-manager, Ted Lasso! Is the AppleTV+ show the best sitcom of 2020? Is it the show we need right now? And, most importantly: what is a grey-market piano? All this and more on this week's Sub-Beacon!

    • 46 min
    Wandavision

    Wandavision

    On this Very Special Episode of the Sub-Beacon, the gang discusses how to make your home more attractive to potential buyers, how to plan a special birthday dinner for your loved ones, and, of course, how to appreciate the new Disney+ show Wandavision. Part parody of sitcoms past, part Lost-style mystery box, the new show scratches that MCU itch and does so much more. 

    And is if that weren't enough, the guys also have put together a very special series of sitcom rankings. RANKINGS. Who doesn't love a good ranking or four? But to hear this part of the episode? You gotta sign up for the Patreon. It's super-affordable, as little as a dollar a month (though, you know, three dollars a month means a dollar a month for each of the guys, which, really, is pretty fair, if you think about it). Just go to subbeacon.com and sign up and you'll get the whole thing. Trust me: you don't want to miss it.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
907 Ratings

907 Ratings

Robert Henry Holtz ,

Love it! You’ll love it too without a GOUT!!

You’ll love it too without a GOUT!! Plz never leave me like that monster GENE! GGEEENNE! Love it!

Boys will be boys but, Beacon boys will be gentleman!

Best Catholic podcast around (Sorry Bishop Barron)

Mxsandy12 ,

A joy to listen to! Pop culture review at its finest!

These guys are hilarious and have intelligent takes about the latest in film and television. Light hearted way to enjoy an afternoon. Great banter, they seem like true friends and I love how in depth they go in their exploration of their topics! Listener for life!

Zartan78 ,

JVL Ruined the Show

This show used to be great. Vic is talented. And his ordinary guy perspective complements Sonny’s critical approach perfectly. But JVL is arrogant, condescending, patronizing, sanctimonious, smug, and egotistical, all while (perhaps not ironically) being wrong about almost everything. That they made him the host of the show, instead of phasing him out, will endure as a mystery long after a theory of quantum gravity has been validated.

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