33 episodes

14 year old Presley and her dad take turns forcing the other to watch their favorite shows, movies, youtubers and listen to musicals, podcasts, and albums in a never ending quest to convince each other that they are actually cool.

Validate Me Podcast ActOutGames

    • TV & Film
    • 4.7, 6 Ratings

14 year old Presley and her dad take turns forcing the other to watch their favorite shows, movies, youtubers and listen to musicals, podcasts, and albums in a never ending quest to convince each other that they are actually cool.

    Near Dark and the white nationalist vampires – ep 33

    Near Dark and the white nationalist vampires – ep 33

    Near Dark is a movie that dad really loved when he was young,  and he's been wanting to share it with Presley for years, but it's a little hard to find since it's out of print.  Luckily, it really held up and it was good to compare it with Lost Boys and Twilight.  As will all great horror films, it's full of social commentary and Presley really gets into it.  Between the drug references and the fringe groups preying on isolated people, this one is a real hidden gem.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Twilight and Fluorescent Vampire Baseball – Ep 32

    Twilight and Fluorescent Vampire Baseball – Ep 32

    In this episode, Presley and dad try and untangle the mess that is the first Twilight movie.  Maybe it's all fan service and knowing the big picture makes it all fall into place, but without any context, it is very hard to follow the reasoning behind the actions in this one.  Lots of hints are dropped but never picked up.  It feels like maybe there was a rewrite, but the changes were never cleaned up earlier in the script so that the ripple of each change was taken care of.  Who knows, it was an interesting one for sure.  Check out our thoughts.



    Check out our take on The Lost Boys here: http://actoutgames.com/lost-boys-comma-the-where-the-sexy-vampires-come-from-ep29/



    And see Presley's quarantine vampire look here:  https://www.instagram.com/p/B-akZ2UBPPu/

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Bend it Like Beckham and the Unnecessary Love Chevron – Ep 31

    Bend it Like Beckham and the Unnecessary Love Chevron – Ep 31

    Presley and dad dive into another Keira Knightly movie and check out Bend it Like Beckham.  This one was a very big small film back in the day for dad along with Ghost World.  They talk about some of the social issues it raised while still being very light and entertaining.  They also discuss how it is another case of a very unneeded love triangle.  Both Presley and dad have ideas on how to improve that part of the story.  Presley shares a few hot takes on gay coding and baiting in relation to movies like this one as well.  Finally, Presley drops Twilight on dad as the next assignment.



    Check out our lizard boy podcast here: http://actoutgames.com/lizard-boy-the-musical/



    Presley's recommended ways to help the current situation: https://blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/

    • 1 hr 26 min
    Pride and Prejudice and Mr Darcy’s Hand – ep30

    Pride and Prejudice and Mr Darcy’s Hand – ep30

    Presley had dad watch the 2005 version of Pride and Prejudice with Keira Knightly.   They kind of talk about the movie, but mostly they just talk about period fashion and Mr. Darcy's hands, or maybe just the one.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Lost Boys Comma The – Where the sexy vampires come from – Ep29

    Lost Boys Comma The – Where the sexy vampires come from – Ep29

    Lost Boys was the start of the trend of young, sexy vampires that included Buffy and Twilight.  It's a classic for sure if for nothing else at least for the sexy sax man scene alone.  We talk about the movie a little bit, but we talk more about vampire lore in general and who is doing it well and who it not.  We also have a bunch of tangents.   Let us know what you think at validatemepodcast@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Dad is wrong about The Black Parade – ep 28

    Dad is wrong about The Black Parade – ep 28

    Dad tries to figure out the narrative in The Black Parade by American rock band My Chemical Romance, and he gets it pretty wrong. Presley fills in what is probably the right story and backs it up with confirmed meanings from the band themselves.

    • 1 hr 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Melissagoerke ,

Really cool idea

Great way for generations to share their interests and really fun father/daughter banter.

dizzy1226 ,

Very strong podcast so far

Fantastic way to explore some new media and expose yourself to new opinions and fresh tasked on things you might already love.

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