88 episodes

A podcast about the movies we watched as children that shaped who we are today, for better ... or for worse. Hosted by Julia Rios and Geoffrey Pelton, two Boston area comedians.

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    • TV & Film

A podcast about the movies we watched as children that shaped who we are today, for better ... or for worse. Hosted by Julia Rios and Geoffrey Pelton, two Boston area comedians.

    Spaceballs the Podcast with Julia and JJ from Chessfeels

    Spaceballs the Podcast with Julia and JJ from Chessfeels

    Julia's name twin, Julia Rios (AKA Dr. Chess Julia) and her cohost JJ from the Chessfeels podcast join us to talk about Spaceballs. Full show notes including transcript at https://www.juliarios.com/spaceballs-the-podcast-with-jj-lang-and-julia-rios-from-chessfeels

    • 1 hr
    After These Messages: Canadian Commercials with Kelly

    After These Messages: Canadian Commercials with Kelly

    Friend of the pod Kelly joins us to talk about commercials for Canadian theme parks and attractions. Full show notes including links to the commercials and a trascript at https://www.juliarios.com/after-these-messages-canadian-commercials-with-kelly

    • 1 hr 3 min
    The Country Bears with Kelly

    The Country Bears with Kelly

    Friend of the pod Kelly joins us to talk about the fever dream that is The Country Bears. Full show notes and transcript at https://www.juliarios.com/the-country-bears-with-kelly/

    • 1 hr 22 min
    After These Messages: Thingmaker with Chia and Dan

    After These Messages: Thingmaker with Chia and Dan

    Chia and Dan talk toys and commercials of their childhoods! Full show notes with links to commercials and a transcript of the episode at https://www.juliarios.com/after-these-messages-thingmaker-with-chia-and-dan

    • 35 min
    Child of Glass with Chia and Dan

    Child of Glass with Chia and Dan

    Friends of the pod, Chia and Dan, join us to discuss a movie Chia remembered as VERY ROMANTIC! Child of Glass is an adaptation of the first Blossom Culp novel, The Ghost Belonged to Me.

    This episode is a wild ride that takes us into explorations of Richard Peck's work, Disney's low point in the late seventies/early eighties, and the way the scariest thing about this movie is its insistence that slaveholders in the south were deeply romantic. We also take a huge detour into past life reincarnation pods, and discuss how sometimes you gotta pretend an ice cream bar is actually pie if you want to eat it while reenacting your friend's murder over and over again…Here's Chia's hazy summary:

    "So, I watched this is the gymnasium of my elementary school, probably in 4th grade? It might have been 5th. In my memory of it, a boy moved into a haunted house and fell in love with the ghost of a little girl who I think was trapped in a china doll? Also, I got to sit next to a boy I had a terrible crush on and the whole thing was just very romantic."

    Chia was… not very right at all about the plot of this one. But don't worry, we spend almost as long as the length of the film explaining what she missed!

    All this, plus Geoffrey does an impression of Vincent Price AND sings a little impromptu Blondie parody.This is Must Listen podcasting, everyone!P.S. If you want to see the short (like 8 minute long) excerpt adaptation of the book this is based on that Vincent Price hosts, that's about seven minutes and thirty seconds into Once Upon a Midnight Scary.

    P.P.S. If you want, you can also read a full transcript of this podcast at https://thisiswhywerelikethis.substack.com/p/transcript-for-child-of-glass-with?s=w.

    Please rate and review us! follow us on Twitter where we're @thisiswhy_pod! And, of course, you can always drop us a note at at thisiswhywerelikethis@gmail.com.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    After These Messages: Hobo Kelly with Gwynne Garfinkle

    After These Messages: Hobo Kelly with Gwynne Garfinkle

    Happy St. Patrick's Day! To celebrate, Gwynne Garfinkle is back with us to talk about obscure children's shows from her youth. Specifically, we talk about Hobo Kelly, the magical hobo clown who has a leprechaun fly her around and drop her off at Hobo Junction. Sure and begorrah, ‘tis she!

    Full show notes and transcript available at https://www.juliarios.com/after-these-messages-hobo-kelly-with-gwynne-garfinkle/

    • 32 min

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