Former TV critic Tim Goodman (San Francisco Chronicle, Hollywood Reporter) talked regularly with Jason Snell about television and poisonous Australian animals. This podcast was released simultaneously worldwide to all international markets for your binge-listening pleasure. Love to your mothers.
Nature is Healing
Tim and Jason return to close the book on Volume 4 of the TV Talk Machine chronicles. (You can find the previous three volumes at theincomparable.com/tvtm/about.) We’ll be back in this feed, probably soon, with something that’s more of us talking about stuff, but a lot less about things that are TV related. But before we go, Tim describes the experience of having an opinion about a TV show and not sharing it. Jason goads him into some mild opinions. Jason mildly regrets an error, and recounts a bunch of shows he’s been watching on streaming. Then it’s time to...
We Don't Rehearse This
This week Tim has a new refrigerator and is watching comfort food like “Peaky Blinders.” Comcast stealth-launches Peacock. Bad things happen at Tim’s former employer. Jason watched “Home Before Dark” and “Devs.” And “What We Do In The Shadows” is back!...
Skunks Are Terrible Beings
Tim just got home after several weeks away for complicated reasons. We’re back to fill your ears with talk about TV, music, life, and more. We hope it helps. We’ll read your letters and play your audio files if you send them in. Tweet at @tvtm or email podcast at tvtalkmachine dot com....
Pandemic Bonus: Tim TV
We’re in lockdown. Tim’s not even at home right now. We hope to be back sometime. In the interim, here’s our member special from 2017 in which Tim programmed his own streaming service....
I Love Being Confused
This week your teacher has given you a break—we’re giving you another week to watch “What We Do In The Shadows.” Instead, we keep it tight and bright as Tim joins the rest of us in these Times of Confusion by not even realizing what TV shows are debuting. After some brief Death Cab For Cutie banter, we shift it into gear and discuss Actual TV News, including the return of “Better Things”, the premiere of “Devs” and an explanation of the whole “FX on Hulu” strategy, and the Hilary Duff problem at Disney+. Plus, your letters! [Want to have...
This podcast is like your friend who left a longtime job, got some new tattoos, and is showing a renewed interest in yoga. It’s a new life. Tim launched his new Resounding blog, which leads us to discuss why we love women singers. Speaking of learning and growing and pop music, Jason’s seen “High Fidelity” and does a real-estate check on “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist.” Then we put Netflix’s “Sex Education” in the spotlight (did you do the homework?)—and why it works on so many levels. Next episode’s assignment: “What We Do in the Shadows” on Hulu. Send us your letters/comments!...
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Good While It Lasted
I enjoyed this show, but now there is really no point, as Goodman has moved on. Jason throwing subjects at Goodman, who now seems to have a complete disdain for what he once did, isn’t entertaining. Jason should dump out, & concentrate on his other shows. Enough cryptic talk about what Goodman is up to, and his I-don’t-care-anymore attitude.
Must listen TV / Pop Culture Podcast
Informative, smart & funny. Give it a try. Once you get to know Tim & Jason you’ll be hooked!
Where are they?
Is the TVTM over or will there be new episodes? I hope there are more episodes soon. If not it was a good run for all the episodes I listen to were great!!!!