134 episodes

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. In each episode of Two Hundred a Day, we watch an episode, recap and review it as fans of the show, and tease out specific elements that hold lessons for writers, gamers and anyone else interested in making better stories.

Two Hundred A Day Nathan Paoletta

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    • 4.7 • 56 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. In each episode of Two Hundred a Day, we watch an episode, recap and review it as fans of the show, and tease out specific elements that hold lessons for writers, gamers and anyone else interested in making better stories.

    Star Trek: First Contact

    Star Trek: First Contact

    Welcome to Twenty Dollars a Day, the podcast where we explore our favorite holodeck adventures in the Star Trek universe! Nathan and Eppy are bidding a fond farewell to this podcast with our final episode: the second Next Generation movie, First Contact. Look, it has a Dixon Hill holodeck appearance, so it counts enough for us to talk about it - and it's a great movie! Thanks for trekking through all the holodecks, holosuites and photonic landscapes over the years. End program.


    Happy April, everyone! This is our seventh and final look at the slice of the Star Trek universe that intersects with our first love, The Rockford Files. Hope you enjoy it!


    We have another 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!


    We appreciate all of our listeners, but offer a special thanks to our patrons. In particular, this episode is supported by the following Gumshoe and Detective-level patrons:



    Richard Hatem
    Bill Anderson
    Brian Perrera
    Eric Antener
    Jordan Bockelman
    Michael Zalisco
    Joe Greathead
    Mitch Hampton's Journey of an Aesthete Podcast
    Dael Norwood wrote a book! Trading Freedom: How Trade with China Defined Early America
    Chuck Suffel's comic Sherlock Holmes & the Wonderland Conundrum
    Paul Townend recommends the Fruit Loops podcast
    Shane Liebling's Roll For Your Party dieroller app
    Jay Adan's Miniature Painting
    Brian Bernsen's Facebook page of Rockford Files filming locations
    Robert Lindsey, Nathan Black, Jay Thompson, David Nixon, Colleen Kelly, Tom Clancy, Andre Appignani, Pumpkin Jabba Peach Pug, Dave P, Dave Otterson, Kip Holley and Dale Church!


    Thanks to:



    Fireside.fm for hosting us
    Audio Hijack for helping us record and capture clips from the show
    Support Two Hundred A Day

    • 2 hr 8 min
    Piece Work

    Piece Work

    Nathan and Eppy hit the gym in S3E10 Piece Work. Jim's insurance investigation gig happens to intersect with flashy dresser Murray Rosner (Michael Lerner), a freelancer for the feds who's getting a gun buy together. After a series of paranoid assumptions, Jim takes a beating from the gun-running goons, uncovers the scheme and brings in Dennis for a bust that doesn't happen. Between Chapman threatening to pull his license and Murray's conviction that Jim is trying to take over the operation, Jim has a lot to handle! This fun romp of an episode gives us a memorable character and a lot of great Rockfordishness, a great watch!


    Show Notes: Here's the Wikipedia entry on Cop Rock. You can check out the Collections feature on Patreon here (even if you're not a member).


    We have another 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!


    We appreciate all of our listeners, but offer a special thanks to our patrons. In particular, this episode is supported by the following Gumshoe and Detective-level patrons:



    Richard Hatem
    Bill Anderson
    Brian Perrera
    Eric Antener
    Jordan Bockelman
    Michael Zalisco
    Joe Greathead
    Mitch Hampton's Journey of an Aesthete Podcast
    Dael Norwood wrote a book! Trading Freedom: How Trade with China Defined Early America
    Chuck Suffel's comic Sherlock Holmes & the Wonderland Conundrum
    Paul Townend recommends the Fruit Loops podcast
    Shane Liebling's Roll For Your Party dieroller app
    Jay Adan's Miniature Painting
    Brian Bernsen's Facebook page of Rockford Files filming locations
    Robert Lindsey, Nathan Black, Jay Thompson, David Nixon, Colleen Kelly, Tom Clancy, Andre Appignani, Pumpkin Jabba Peach Pug, Dave P, Dave Otterson, Kip Holley and Dale Church!


    Thanks to:



    Fireside.fm for hosting us
    Audio Hijack for helping us record and capture clips from the show
    Support Two Hundred A Day

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Rattlers' Class of '63

    Rattlers' Class of '63

    Nathan and Eppy make a trip to the dump in S3E8 Rattlers' Class of '63. Angel is getting married! Jim is surprised but supportive - until he learns that it's Angel's way of ducking the fallout from a "Red Barn" con gone wrong. His new brothers-in-law are trying to sell a landfill, but once one of them is found dead, Angel and Jim look good for the murder. They need to find the real killer before Chapman can build a case, which sends Jim on a search for the deadly secret buried under the trash. Our last episode written by David Chase, it's a good one even before getting to a top-five finale scene!


    Show Notes: The book Nathan was trying to remember is Considering David Chase: Essays on The Rockford Files, Northern Exposure and The Sopranos


    We have another 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!


    We appreciate all of our listeners, but offer a special thanks to our patrons. In particular, this episode is supported by the following Gumshoe and Detective-level patrons:



    Richard Hatem
    Bill Anderson
    Brian Perrera
    Eric Antener
    Jordan Bockelman
    Michael Zalisco
    Joe Greathead
    Mitch Hampton's Journey of an Aesthete Podcast
    Dael Norwood wrote a book! Trading Freedom: How Trade with China Defined Early America
    Chuck Suffel's comic Sherlock Holmes & the Wonderland Conundrum
    Paul Townend recommends the Fruit Loops podcast
    Shane Liebling's Roll For Your Party dieroller app
    Jay Adan's Miniature Painting
    Brian Bernsen's Facebook page of Rockford Files filming locations
    Robert Lindsay, Nathan Black, Jay Thompson, David Nixon, Colleen Kelly, Tom Clancy, Andre Appignani, Pumpkin Jabba Peach Pug, Dave P, Dave Otterson, Kip Holley and Dale Church!


    Thanks to:



    Fireside.fm for hosting us
    Audio Hijack for helping us record and capture clips from the show
    Support Two Hundred A Day

    • 1 hr 24 min
    Murder and Misdemeanors

    Murder and Misdemeanors

    Nathan and Eppy hit the streets of LA for the penultimate 90s TV Movie, Murder and Misdemeanors. A fellow ex-con-turned-PI, Booker Hutch (John Amos), cons Jim into taking his remaining caseload - and before he can even look over the files, Jim's fielding police harassment. There's an investigation into potentially dirty cops, a reporter hungry for a story (Isabel Glasser), some great goons, and Angel hovering to take advantage of Jim's sudden notoriety - a perfect mess for our friend Jim to untangle! Thankfully, he makes a good friend along the way. A very 70s-era feeling movie, this one isn't as ambitious as some previous 90s stories, but it certainly satisfies with Rockfordishness.


    We have another 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!


    We appreciate all of our listeners, but offer a special thanks to our patrons. In particular, this episode is supported by the following Gumshoe and Detective-level patrons:



    Richard Hatem
    Bill Anderson
    Brian Perrera
    Eric Antener
    Jordan Bockelman
    Michael Zalisco
    Joe Greathead
    Mitch Hampton's Journey of an Aesthete Podcast
    Dael Norwood wrote a book! Trading Freedom: How Trade with China Defined Early America
    Chuck Suffel's comic Sherlock Holmes & the Wonderland Conundrum
    Paul Townend recommends the Fruit Loops podcast
    Shane Liebling's Roll For Your Party dieroller app
    Jay Adan's Miniature Painting
    Brian Bernsen's Facebook page of Rockford Files filming locations
    Nathan Black, Jay Thompson, David Nixon, Colleen Kelly, Tom Clancy, Andre Appignani, Pumpkin Jabba Peach Pug, Dave P, Dave Otterson, Kip Holley and Dale Church!


    Thanks to:



    Fireside.fm for hosting us
    Audio Hijack for helping us record and capture clips from the show
    Freesound.org for other audio clips
    Support Two Hundred A Day

    • 1 hr 50 min
    With the French Heel Back, Can the Nehru Jacket Be Far Behind?

    With the French Heel Back, Can the Nehru Jacket Be Far Behind?

    Nathan and Eppy hit the runway in S5E12 With the French Heel Back, Can the Nehru Jacket Be Far Behind? After a discussion of the very interesting life of director Ivan Dixon, we join Jim as he investigates the death of a model friend who called him for help. This quickly brings him to fellow-(former)-model Alta (Erin Gray) and then avant-garde designer Masters (Rene Auberjonois). Jim seems to be the only one who sees a connection between the deaths both of his friend and a high-profile socialite who ran in similar circles, and things escalate as he continues to push for the truth. Though we found the villains motivation to be a little vaguer than usual, it's a tight episode that was fun to watch!


    We have another 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!


    We appreciate all of our listeners, but offer a special thanks to our patrons. In particular, this episode is supported by the following Gumshoe and Detective-level patrons:



    Richard Hatem
    Bill Anderson
    Brian Perrera
    Eric Antener
    Jordan Bockelman
    Michael Zalisco
    Joe Greathead
    Mitch Hampton's Journey of an Aesthete Podcast
    Dael Norwood wrote a book! Trading Freedom: How Trade with China Defined Early America
    Chuck Suffel's comic Sherlock Holmes & the Wonderland Conundrum
    Paul Townend recommends the Fruit Loops podcast
    Shane Liebling's Roll For Your Party dieroller app
    Jay Adan's Miniature Painting
    Brian Bernsen's Facebook page of Rockford Files filming locations
    Jay Thompson, David Nixon, Colleen Kelly, Tom Clancy, Andre Appignani, Pumpkin Jabba Peach Pug, Dave P, Dave Otterson, Kip Holley and Dale Church!


    Thanks to:



    Fireside.fm for hosting us
    Audio Hijack for helping us record and capture clips from the show
    Freesound.org for other audio clips
    Support Two Hundred A Day

    • 1 hr 31 min
    Three Day Affair with a Thirty Day Escrow

    Three Day Affair with a Thirty Day Escrow

    Nathan and Eppy join Jim as he faces off with a neurotic playboy, a real estate slimeball and Arabic culture clash in S5E7 Three Day Affair with a Thirty Day Escrow. Rousted out of bed by an angry Arabic patriarch to answer for a recent gig where Jim was looking for his daughter, Jim wants to get to the bottom of the situation. After tracking down his former client Sean, the two of them stumble over the body of the missing woman's husband, and things get weirder (and more dangerous) from there. We found this one chock full of Rockfordishness, but didn't love the trope-y inclusion of Middle Eastern culture as a source of othered menace.


    We have another 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!


    We appreciate all of our listeners, but offer a special thanks to our patrons. In particular, this episode is supported by the following Gumshoe and Detective-level patrons:



    Richard Hatem
    Bill Anderson
    Brian Perrera
    Eric Antener
    Jordan Bockelman
    Michael Zalisco
    Joe Greathead
    Mitch Hampton's Journey of an Aesthete Podcast
    Dael Norwood wrote a book! Trading Freedom: How Trade with China Defined Early America
    Chuck from whatchareading.com
    Paul Townend, who recommends the Fruit Loops podcast
    Shane Liebling's Roll For Your Party dieroller app
    Jay Adan's Miniature Painting
    Brian Bernsen's Facebook page of Rockford Files filming locations
    Jay Thompson, David Nixon, Colleen Kelly, Tom Clancy, Andre Appignani, Pumpkin Jabba Peach Pug, Dave P, Dave Otterson, Kip Holley and Dale Church!


    Thanks to:



    Fireside.fm for hosting us
    Audio Hijack for helping us record and capture clips from the show
    Freesound.org for other audio clips
    Support Two Hundred A Day

    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
56 Ratings

56 Ratings

Algiers mom ,

Smart, thoughtful, fun

These guys unpack so much out of each Rockford Files episode. I have listened to podcasts either before or after watching an episode, and it always makes me think of something new. Highly recommend.

Queryguy ,

Top tier.

In much the same way there are no bad episodes of The Rockford Files, just episodes that have more Rockfordness than maybe some others do, there are no bad episodes of Two Hundred a Day the podcast that glories in the Rockfordness of The Rockford Files.

K_Schmidt ,

I’d Give Six Stars If I Could

A thoughtful and well done monthly podcast that is a must listen for any Rockford Files fan.

This podcast is a true tribute to a great TV show that the Internet and television has forgotten. You won’t find a better podcast, subreddit, or forum out there about the Rockford Files. This is a podcast for The Rockford Files fans created by fellow Rockford Files fans.

Thank you, Epi and Nathan. Six stars!

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