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Two Hundred a Day is a podcast by Nathan D. Paoletta and Epidiah Ravachol. We are exploring the intensely weird and interesting world of the 70s TV detective show The Rockford Files. Half celebration and half analysis, we break down episodes of the show and then analyze how and why they work as great pieces of narrative and character-building.
In each episode of Two Hundred a Day, we watch an episode, recap and review it as fans of the show, and then tease out specific elements from that episode that hold lessons for writers, gamers and anyone else interested in making better narratives.

Two Hundred A Day Nathan Paoletta

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    • 4.7, 29 Ratings

Two Hundred a Day is a podcast by Nathan D. Paoletta and Epidiah Ravachol. We are exploring the intensely weird and interesting world of the 70s TV detective show The Rockford Files. Half celebration and half analysis, we break down episodes of the show and then analyze how and why they work as great pieces of narrative and character-building.
In each episode of Two Hundred a Day, we watch an episode, recap and review it as fans of the show, and then tease out specific elements from that episode that hold lessons for writers, gamers and anyone else interested in making better narratives.

    Resurrection in Black & White

    Resurrection in Black & White

    Nathan and Eppy talk about S2E8 Resurrection in Black & White. Jim is hired by a magazine reporter named Susan to help clear the name of a man who's been in jail for 6 years for a murder he says he didn't commit. The case is pretty cold, but with Jim and Susan's powers combined they manage to figure out what happened and track down the culprits - in a motorboat, no less! We really enjoyed this episode, especially the chemistry between Jim and Susan and the nuanced character work woven into their story. Plus, we get to talk about director Russ Mayberry, as this is his last appearance on our show!


    We now have a second, patron-exclusive, podcast - Plus Expenses. Covering our non-Rockford media, games and life chatter, Plus Expenses is available via our Patreon at ALL levels of support.


    Want more Rockford Files trivia, notes and ephemera? Check out the Two Hundred a Day Rockford Files Files!


    Support the podcast by subscribing at patreon.com/twohundredaday. Big thanks to our Gumshoe patrons! Check them out:

    Richard Hatem
    Brian Perrera
    Eric Antener
    Bill Anderson
    Shane Liebling's Roll For Your Party dieroller app
    Jay Adan's Miniature Painting
    And thank you to Dael Norwood, Dylan Winslow, Dave P, and Dale Church!



    Thanks to:

    fireside.fm for hosting us
    Audio Hijack for helping us record and capture clips from the show
    spoileralerts.org for the adding machine audio clip
    Freesound.org for other audio clips



    Two Hundred a Day is a podcast by game and narrative designers Nathan D. Paoletta and Epidiah Ravachol. In each episode we pick an episode of The Rockford Files, recap and review it as fans of the show, and tease out specific elements from that episode that hold lessons for writers, gamers and anyone else interested in making better narratives.
    Support Two Hundred A Day

    • 1 hr 30 min
    Dwarf in a Helium Hat

    Dwarf in a Helium Hat

    Nathan and Eppy get a look at the wild party scene of 70s LA in S4E17 Dwarf in a Helium Hat. Jim gets a threatening phone call, but to the wrong number! His conscience can't let this sit, and in trying to track down Jay Rockfelt to warn him of the impending danger, he gets dragged in to a life-and-death situation with a jersey mobster who just wants to be taken seriously. Though this one has a bit of a thing plot, it's a fun episode with some particularly amazing dialogue!


    We mention Gigi Garner's James Garner Animal Rescue Fund, check it out at jgarf.org!


    We now have a second, patron-exclusive, podcast - Plus Expenses. Covering our non-Rockford media, games and life chatter, Plus Expenses is available via our Patreon at ALL levels of support.


    Want more Rockford Files trivia, notes and ephemera? Check out the Two Hundred a Day Rockford Files Files!


    Support the podcast by subscribing at patreon.com/twohundredaday. Big thanks to our Gumshoe patrons! Check them out:

    Richard Hatem
    Brian Perrera
    Eric Antener
    Bill Anderson
    Shane Liebling's Roll For Your Party dieroller app
    Jay Adan's Miniature Painting
    And thank you to Dael Norwood, Dylan Winslow, Dave P, and Dale Church!



    Thanks to:

    fireside.fm for hosting us
    Audio Hijack for helping us record and capture clips from the show
    spoileralerts.org for the adding machine audio clip
    Freesound.org for other audio clips



    Two Hundred a Day is a podcast by game and narrative designers Nathan D. Paoletta and Epidiah Ravachol. In each episode we pick an episode of The Rockford Files, recap and review it as fans of the show, and tease out specific elements from that episode that hold lessons for writers, gamers and anyone else interested in making better narratives.
    Support Two Hundred A Day

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Black Lives Matter (A Plus Expenses Special)

    Black Lives Matter (A Plus Expenses Special)

    Black Lives Matter. We support the ongoing uprisings against police brutality in the wake of the murder of George Floyd, and we wanted to both reflect on what this means for us and talk to our audience directly about how you can help. We start the conversation with our standard Plus Expenses-style check-in, and transition about half an hour in to talking about the protests and what we're currently grappling with as next steps towards a future without police.


    Ways to help:
    We are donating funds from our Patreon to the Los Angeles Action Bail Fund
    Educate yourself and find more places to donate at Blacklivesmatter.carrd.co
    Find a bail fund in your state
    Verso Books is hosting free ebooks on the topic of police abolition, check out their page on Abolition and Black Struggle for links and more information


    Thanks to Nathan Ward for mentioning us in his article Falling in Love with The Rockford Files All Over Again!


    We now have a second, patron-exclusive, podcast - Plus Expenses. Covering our non-Rockford media, games and life chatter, Plus Expenses is available via our Patreon at ALL levels of support.


    Want more Rockford Files trivia, notes and ephemera? Check out the Two Hundred a Day Rockford Files Files!


    Support the podcast by subscribing at patreon.com/twohundredaday. Big thanks to our Gumshoe patrons! Check them out:

    Richard Hatem
    Brian Perrera
    Eric Antener
    Bill Anderson
    Jim Crocker - keep an eye out for Jim selling our games east of the Mississippi, and follow him on twitter @jimlikesgames
    Shane Liebling's Roll For Your Party dieroller app
    Jay Adan's Miniature Painting
    And thank you to Dael Norwood, Dylan Winslow, Dave P, and Dale Church!



    Thanks to:

    fireside.fm for hosting us
    Audio Hijack for helping us record and capture clips from the show
    spoileralerts.org for the adding machine audio clip
    Freesound.org for other audio clips



    Two Hundred a Day is a podcast by game and narrative designers Nathan D. Paoletta and Epidiah Ravachol. In each episode we pick an episode of The Rockford Files, recap and review it as fans of the show, and tease out specific elements from that episode that hold lessons for writers, gamers and anyone else interested in making better narratives.
    Support Two Hundred A Day

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Coulter City Wildcat

    Coulter City Wildcat

    Nathan and Eppy go wildcatting with Jim and Rocky in S3E6 Coulter City Wildcat. Rocky is forced to sign over the mineral rights to a oil lease he won in a lottery he's been playing, and Jim is determined to find out why his dad was roughed up and what scam is at the heart of the matter. They take a road trip to Coulter City to unravel a stubborn mystery, and we have a great time riding along with them in their efforts. While we found the mechanics of the plot to be little obscure, this is a hell of a fun episode overall!


    Here's the link to the economics paper about oil leasing we talk about - To Trade or Not To Trade: Oil Leases, Information Asymmetry, and Coase (2019)


    We now have a second, patron-exclusive, podcast - Plus Expenses. Covering our non-Rockford media, games and life chatter, Plus Expenses is available via our Patreon at ALL levels of support.


    Want more Rockford Files trivia, notes and ephemera? Check out the Two Hundred a Day Rockford Files Files!


    Support the podcast by subscribing at patreon.com/twohundredaday. Big thanks to our Gumshoe patrons! Check them out:

    Richard Hatem
    Brian Perrera
    Eric Antener
    Bill Anderson
    Shane Liebling's Roll For Your Party dieroller app
    Jay Adan's Miniature Painting
    And thank you to Dael Norwood, Dylan Winslow, Dave P, and Dale Church!



    Thanks to:

    fireside.fm for hosting us
    Audio Hijack for helping us record and capture clips from the show
    spoileralerts.org for the adding machine audio clip
    Freesound.org for other audio clips



    Two Hundred a Day is a podcast by game and narrative designers Nathan D. Paoletta and Epidiah Ravachol. In each episode we pick an episode of The Rockford Files, recap and review it as fans of the show, and tease out specific elements from that episode that hold lessons for writers, gamers and anyone else interested in making better narratives.
    Support Two Hundred A Day

    • 1 hr 33 min
    The Hawaiian Headache

    The Hawaiian Headache

    Nathan and Eppy take a sun-soaked trip to S6E8 The Hawaiian Headache. Jim and Rocky won a trip to Hawaii! Jim doesn't get to enjoy a minute of it before being brought into an issue of national security by an old Korean War sergeant. Things go from bad to worse as he juggles a missing agent, a briefcase with $10K, gangsters and a murder charge. A silly episode, without much mystery to speak of but a lot of good gags!


    We now have a second, patron-exclusive, podcast - Plus Expenses. Covering our non-Rockford media, games and life chatter, Plus Expenses is available via our Patreon at ALL levels of support.


    Want more Rockford Files trivia, notes and ephemera? Check out the Two Hundred a Day Rockford Files Files!


    Support the podcast by subscribing at patreon.com/twohundredaday. Big thanks to our Gumshoe patrons! Check them out:

    Richard Hatem
    Brian Perrera
    Eric Antener
    Bill Anderson
    Shane Liebling's Roll For Your Party dieroller app
    Jay Adan's Miniature Painting
    And thank you to Dael Norwood, Dylan Winslow, Dave P, and Dale Church!



    Thanks to:

    fireside.fm for hosting us
    Audio Hijack for helping us record and capture clips from the show
    spoileralerts.org for the adding machine audio clip
    Freesound.org for other audio clips



    Two Hundred a Day is a podcast by game and narrative designers Nathan D. Paoletta and Epidiah Ravachol. In each episode we pick an episode of The Rockford Files, recap and review it as fans of the show, and tease out specific elements from that episode that hold lessons for writers, gamers and anyone else interested in making better narratives.
    Support Two Hundred A Day

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Star Trek DS9 - Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang

    Star Trek DS9 - Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang

    Welcome to Twenty Dollars a Day, the podcast where we explore our favorite fictional characters in the Star Trek universe! Nathan and Eppy discuss the holodeck-hosted heist in S7E15 Badda-Bing, Badda-Bang. Vic Fontaine's lounge is suddenly taken over by a hidden variable in his always-on program, the bridge crew has to pull together to help out their holographic buddy. A loving homage to films like Ocean's Eleven, we really enjoyed both watching our friends make and execute on a plan, and the opportunity to talk about a holodeck episode that doesn't stem from technological disaster.


    Happy April, everyone! We're happy to take our third annual look at Star Trek holodeck episodes that follow on the themes of our first love, The Rockford FIles. Hope you enjoy it!


    We now have a second, patron-exclusive, podcast - Plus Expenses. Covering our non-Rockford media, games and life chatter, Plus Expenses is available via our Patreon at ALL levels of support.


    Want more Rockford Files trivia, notes and ephemera? Check out the Two Hundred a Day Rockford Files Files!


    Support the podcast by subscribing at patreon.com/twohundredaday. Big thanks to our Gumshoe patrons! Check them out:

    Richard Hatem
    Brian Perrera
    Eric Antener
    Bill Anderson
    Jim Crocker - keep an eye out for Jim selling our games east of the Mississippi, and follow him on twitter @jimlikesgames
    Shane Liebling's Roll For Your Party dieroller app
    Jay Adan's Miniature Painting
    And thank you to Dael Norwood, Dylan Winslow, Dave P, and Dale Church!



    Thanks to:

    fireside.fm for hosting us
    Audio Hijack for helping us record and capture clips from the show
    spoileralerts.org for the adding machine audio clip
    Freesound.org for other audio clips



    Two Hundred a Day is a podcast by game and narrative designers Nathan D. Paoletta and Epidiah Ravachol. In each episode we pick an episode of The Rockford Files, recap and review it as fans of the show, and tease out specific elements from that episode that hold lessons for writers, gamers and anyone else interested in making better narratives.
    Support Two Hundred A Day

    • 1 hr 7 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

FrankTampa ,

What a fun podcast

The Rockford Files was one of a few shows I really looked forward to as I was growing up. As an adult I’ve developed a new appreciation of the show and recently purchased the full DVD set. It’s a brilliant series, it keeps you thinking right up to the end. And the scenes of iconic LA and the cars just make it even better. This podcast makes me feel like I’m hanging with old friends and good people!

American bum ,

Rockford

Great pod, have watched Rockford my entire life. Sometimes during the pod I yell things out hoping the hosts will listen, example, during a car chase during gearjammers part 1, jim tells the driver of the car chasing him he made keeping up look easy. The reason for this was the actor in the chase car was Terry Leonard, maybe the best stunt man in the business. Love the pod and thank you.

Gene10 ,

BLM???? Really???

You’ve just lost me

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