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["Movie of the Year is on the hunt to find the best film of each and every year, in the only way that matters: brackets. Join Greg, Mike, and Ryan, as they discuss what makes a film matter now vs when it came out. There will be games. There will be drinks. There will be points. There will only be one Movie of the Year. ", "Movie of the Year is on the hunt to find the best film of each and every year, in the only way that matters: brackets. Join Greg, Mike, and Ryan, as they discuss what makes a film matter now vs when it came out. There will be games. There will be drinks. There will be points. There will only be one Movie of the Year."] read less
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2023 - Best of the Year: Mixtape
15-02-2024
2023 - Best of the Year: Mixtape
Movie of the Year2023 Mixtape Our 2023 mixtape contains all the bangers and bops of 2023!Click here to listen to the playlist!A mixtape is a sacred, holy thing. Young guns will call them playlists, but young guns aren't even old enough, or wise enough, to know about the hit film Young Guns. You couldn't make Young Guns today, because of woke, but you could probably reboot it, because no more ideas.But enough about mixtapes; let's get to why we are really here: the tale of adventure, friendship, and betrayal in the old west: Young Guns. No, wait. Opposite, opposite. OK, time to get back on track.What do Emilio Estevez, Lou Diamond Phillips, and Kiefer Sutherland all have in common? That's right, they love our 2023 playlist, and they encourage you to share it with your friends!So come along and listen to the best dang mixtape you ever did hear!Visit our websiteUse our Amazon page!Like us!Follow us!Abortion is healthcareWhile Americans overwhelmingly support the right of an individual to make their own decisions about abortion, unfortunately, that right is no longer protected everywhere in the U.S.The Supreme Court overturned Roe versus Wade on June 24th.Abortion is a basic healthcare need for the millions of people who can become pregnant. Everyone should have the freedom to decide what's best for themselves and their families, including when it comes to ending a pregnancy. This decision has dire consequences for individual health and safety, and could have harsh repercussions for other landmark decisions.Restricting access to comprehensive reproductive care, including abortion, threatens the health and independence of all Americans. Even if you live in a state where abortion rights are upheld, access to safe medical procedures shouldn't be determined by location, and it shouldn't be the privilege of a small few.You can help by donating to local abortion funds. To find out where to donate for each state, visit donations4abortion.com.If you or someone you know needs help, or if you want to get more involved, here are 5 resources:1.  Shout Your Abortion is a campaign to normalize abortion.2. Don't Ban Equality is a campaign for companies to take a stand against abortion restrictions.3. Abortion.cafe has information about where to find clinics.4. PlanCPills.org provides early at-home abortion pills that you can keep in your medicine cabinet. And five.5. Choice.crd.co has a collection of...
2023 - Best of the Year: Century of the Year
08-02-2024
2023 - Best of the Year: Century of the Year
Movie of the Year2023 Century of the Year The 2023 Century of the Year show covers the 100 biggest pop culture moments of 2023!Century of the Year is the only time when we can come together and discuss the year in pop culture. What were the 100 biggest pop culture moments of 2023, and how did they change the world? Pop culture is the most important part of life, and yet we so rarely hear anyone talking about it. It's all war or the latest fascist turn the country is taking. That's Obama's America, people!But we are here to right the ship. We plan to get America talking about the one thing that matters in this world: the 100 wackiest moments of 2023, a truly bonkers year.How wild did things get in 2023? Well, a lady wore a dang moon on her head in a beauty pageant, folks. Not enough for you? Okay, we finally also got a peak into Taylor Swift's love-life when she began to date unknown sports enthusiast, Travis Kelce. We had Barbenheimer, M3gan, Pedro Pascal as Daddy, and so much more.Some come along and listen to the year that was!Visit our websiteUse our Amazon page!Like us!Follow us!Abortion is healthcareWhile Americans overwhelmingly support the right of an individual to make their own decisions about abortion, unfortunately, that right is no longer protected everywhere in the U.S.The Supreme Court overturned Roe versus Wade on June 24th.Abortion is a basic healthcare need for the millions of people who can become pregnant. Everyone should have the freedom to decide what's best for themselves and their families, including when it comes to ending a pregnancy. This decision has dire consequences for individual health and safety, and could have harsh repercussions for other landmark decisions.Restricting access to comprehensive reproductive care, including abortion, threatens the health and independence of all Americans. Even if you live in a state where abortion rights are upheld, access to safe medical procedures shouldn't be determined by location, and it shouldn't be the privilege of a small few.You can help by donating to local abortion funds. To find out where to donate for each state, visit donations4abortion.com.If you or someone you know needs help, or if you want to get more involved, here are 5 resources:1.  Shout Your Abortion is a campaign to normalize abortion.2. Don't Ban Equality is a campaign for companies to take a stand against abortion restrictions.3. Abortion.cafe has information about where to find clinics.4. PlanCPills.org provides early at-home abortion pills that you can keep in your medicine cabinet. And five.5.
2023 - Best of the Year: The Preview Show, Part II
01-02-2024
2023 - Best of the Year: The Preview Show, Part II
Movie of the Year2023 BOTY Movie Preview  Show The 2023 BOTY Movie Preview Show covers all the great movies of 2023!We have talked about the rest, now let's talk about the best: films. It is movietime, folks, and that means we have to call in the big guns—friends of the pod Kate and Nate (no relation)—and start voting movies off the island. No human being can watch sixteen movies, and so we have to do the painful act of cutting eight loose right away. Luckily, we are good friends, so there is no way this could threaten our rock-hard friendships.By the time this episode is done, we'll have eight movies left. One of those movies WILL be our 2023 Movie of the Year!We used to do this for fun. Then, it was for the entertainment. Eventually, we came to do it for ourselves.But now? Now, we do it to destroy each other.Visit our websiteUse our Amazon page!Like us!Follow us!Abortion is healthcareWhile Americans overwhelmingly support the right of an individual to make their own decisions about abortion, unfortunately, that right is no longer protected everywhere in the U.S.The Supreme Court overturned Roe versus Wade on June 24th.Abortion is a basic healthcare need for the millions of people who can become pregnant. Everyone should have the freedom to decide what's best for themselves and their families, including when it comes to ending a pregnancy. This decision has dire consequences for individual health and safety, and could have harsh repercussions for other landmark decisions.Restricting access to comprehensive reproductive care, including abortion, threatens the health and independence of all Americans. Even if you live in a state where abortion rights are upheld, access to safe medical procedures shouldn't be determined by location, and it shouldn't be the privilege of a small few.You can help by donating to local abortion funds. To find out where to donate for each state, visit donations4abortion.com.If you or someone you know needs help, or if you want to get more involved, here are 5 resources:1.  Shout Your Abortion is a campaign to normalize abortion.2. Don't Ban Equality is a campaign for companies to take a stand against abortion restrictions.3. Abortion.cafe has information about where to find clinics.4. PlanCPills.org provides early at-home abortion pills that you can keep in your medicine cabinet. And five.5. Choice.crd.co has a collection of these resources and more.You can also find links to all of these resources and more info at
2023 - Best of the Year: The Preview Show
25-01-2024
2023 - Best of the Year: The Preview Show
The 2023 BOTY Preview Show covers all of our upcoming Best of the Year episodes!The year 2023 has drawn to a close. But before we can say goodbye to it forever, we need to decide what were the best media of the this remarkable year. However, 16 movies, 16 TV dramas, 16 TV comedies, 16 albums, 55 burgers, and 55 fries is way too much for us to comment on meaningfully with our trademark penerative wits. So we are giving ourselves an opportunity to cut those 16  down to a more manageable 8 each, except for the burgers and fries.In this episode we tackle the TV and the albums. TV is something you put on to look at your phone when you are at home; albums are what you put on to look at your phone when you are out in the world, so they make a natural pair.We used to do this for fun. Then, it was for the entertainment. Eventually, we came to do it for ourselves.But now? Now, we do it to destroy each other.Visit our websiteUse our Amazon page!Like us!Follow us!Abortion is healthcareWhile Americans overwhelmingly support the right of an individual to make their own decisions about abortion, unfortunately, that right is no longer protected everywhere in the U.S.The Supreme Court overturned Roe versus Wade on June 24th.Abortion is a basic healthcare need for the millions of people who can become pregnant. Everyone should have the freedom to decide what's best for themselves and their families, including when it comes to ending a pregnancy. This decision has dire consequences for individual health and safety, and could have harsh repercussions for other landmark decisions.Restricting access to comprehensive reproductive care, including abortion, threatens the health and independence of all Americans. Even if you live in a state where abortion rights are upheld, access to safe medical procedures shouldn't be determined by location, and it shouldn't be the privilege of a small few.You can help by donating to local abortion funds. To find out where to donate for each state, visit donations4abortion.com.If you or someone you know needs help, or if you want to get more involved, here are 5 resources:1.  Shout Your Abortion is a campaign to normalize abortion.2. Don't Ban Equality is a campaign for companies to take a stand against abortion restrictions.3. Abortion.cafe has information about where to find clinics.4. PlanCPills.org provides early at-home abortion pills that you can keep in your medicine cabinet. And five.5. Choice.crd.co has a collection of these resources and more.You can also find links to all of these resources and more info at
2023 - Oscar Draft
18-01-2024
2023 - Oscar Draft
In the 2024 Oscar Draft, we draft the movies of 2023 to see who can get the most Oscar nominations!We have seen the movies of 2023. Now, it is time to make our picks for which we think will get the most Oscar nominations. Not wins here, people: nominations. A blockbuster movie like Barbie or Oppenheimer is liable to get upwards of ten noms. That's the kind of movie you want to pick in a draft like this. Each panelist will have four rounds to pick their Oscar nomination squad, but here's the thing, the other panelists are going to be making picks too. (Personally I hate this part, but they assure me it's important.)You want to hit the big money with a movie that gets high single-digit or even double-digit nominations, but you also want rounds three and four to bring you in a couple of nom dogs at least. It's these late rounds where it is usually won—by the likes of Ryan—or lost—by the likes of everyone else (mostly Greg), except for Books.We used to do this for fun. Then, it was for the movies. Eventually, we did it for ourselves.But now? Now, we do it to destroy one another.Visit our websiteUse our Amazon page!Like us!Follow us!Abortion is healthcareWhile Americans overwhelmingly support the right of an individual to make their own decisions about abortion, unfortunately, that right is no longer protected everywhere in the U.S.The Supreme Court overturned Roe versus Wade on June 24th.Abortion is a basic healthcare need for the millions of people who can become pregnant. Everyone should have the freedom to decide what's best for themselves and their families, including when it comes to ending a pregnancy. This decision has dire consequences for individual health and safety, and could have harsh repercussions for other landmark decisions.Restricting access to comprehensive reproductive care, including abortion, threatens the health and independence of all Americans. Even if you live in a state where abortion rights are upheld, access to safe medical procedures shouldn't be determined by location, and it shouldn't be the privilege of a small few.You can help by donating to local abortion funds. To find out where to donate for each state, visit donations4abortion.com.If you or someone you know needs help, or if you want to get more involved, here are 5 resources:1.  Shout Your Abortion is a campaign to normalize abortion.2. Don't Ban Equality is a campaign for companies to take a stand against abortion restrictions.3. Abortion.cafe has information about where to find clinics.4. PlanCPills.org provides early at-home abortion pills that you can keep in your medicine cabinet. And five.5. Choice.crd.co has a collection...
1973 - The Finale, Part III
11-01-2024
1973 - The Finale, Part III
Movie of the Year: 1973Finale Part ThreeOn the 1973 Finale Part Three we we are down to four movies, one of which is our 1973 Movie of the Year!By the time you have finished listening to 1973 Finale Part Three, you will know 1973's Movie of the Year. 1973 was a fine year at the movies. Maybe it's not the powerhouse we anticipated. But looking at the remaining movies—Coffy, Don't Look Now, Mean Streets, and The Exorcist—it's clear that, no matter which wins, a titan of film is surely being proclaimed. Any of these movies could win it, which is why it has often been called, "The Most Unpredictable Night in Hollywood."Also, we give out some of our most-coveted awards because we love winners here. So join us, won't you, as we say goodbye to 1973. And hello to our newest winner of Movie of the Year!Visit our websiteUse our Amazon page!Like us!Follow us!Abortion is healthcareWhile Americans overwhelmingly support the right of an individual to make their own decisions about abortion, unfortunately, that right is no longer protected everywhere in the U.S.The Supreme Court overturned Roe versus Wade on June 24th.Abortion is a basic healthcare need for the millions of people who can become pregnant. Everyone should have the freedom to decide what's best for themselves and their families, including when it comes to ending a pregnancy. This decision has dire consequences for individual health and safety, and could have harsh repercussions for other landmark decisions.Restricting access to comprehensive reproductive care, including abortion, threatens the health and independence of all Americans. Even if you live in a state where abortion rights are upheld, access to safe medical procedures shouldn't be determined by location, and it shouldn't be the privilege of a small few.You can help by donating to local abortion funds. To find out where to donate for each state, visit donations4abortion.com.If you or someone you know needs help, or if you want to get more involved, here are 5 resources:1.  Shout Your Abortion is a campaign to normalize abortion.2. Don't Ban Equality is a campaign for companies to take a stand against abortion restrictions.3. Abortion.cafe has information about where to find clinics.4. PlanCPills.org provides early at-home abortion pills that you can keep in your medicine cabinet. And five.5. Choice.crd.co has a collection of these resources and more.You can also find links to all of these resources and more info at
1973 - The Finale, Part II
04-01-2024
1973 - The Finale, Part II
Movie of the Year: 1973Finale Part TwoOn the 1973 Finale Part Two we continue to whittle down our sixteen-movie bracket, closing in on our 1973 Movie of the Year!It all comes down to almost this, but then just a little bit more after this. A lot of times the second part of a trilogy is the best part. Think about it: Empire Strikes Back, The Last Jedi, Attack of the—uh, Godfather II.Last week saw eight movies become four, and this week we see that happen once again. And, of course, our famous Mooties, awards fit for any occasion.Visit our websiteUse our Amazon page!Like us!Follow us!Abortion is healthcareWhile Americans overwhelmingly support the right of an individual to make their own decisions about abortion, unfortunately, that right is no longer protected everywhere in the U.S.The Supreme Court overturned Roe versus Wade on June 24th.Abortion is a basic healthcare need for the millions of people who can become pregnant. Everyone should have the freedom to decide what's best for themselves and their families, including when it comes to ending a pregnancy. This decision has dire consequences for individual health and safety, and could have harsh repercussions for other landmark decisions.Restricting access to comprehensive reproductive care, including abortion, threatens the health and independence of all Americans. Even if you live in a state where abortion rights are upheld, access to safe medical procedures shouldn't be determined by location, and it shouldn't be the privilege of a small few.You can help by donating to local abortion funds. To find out where to donate for each state, visit donations4abortion.com.If you or someone you know needs help, or if you want to get more involved, here are 5 resources:1.  Shout Your Abortion is a campaign to normalize abortion.2. Don't Ban Equality is a campaign for companies to take a stand against abortion restrictions.3. Abortion.cafe has information about where to find clinics.4. PlanCPills.org provides early at-home abortion pills that you can keep in your medicine cabinet. And five.5. Choice.crd.co has a collection of these resources and more.You can also find links to all of these resources and more info at podvoices.help
1973 - The Finale, Part I
28-12-2023
1973 - The Finale, Part I
On the 1973 Finale Part One we start to whittle down our sixteen-movie bracket, closing in on our 1973 Movie of the Year!It is the beginning of the end of our 1973 season of Movie of the Year. We have watched the movies. We have participated in the science. Ryan and Mike did a lot of screaming. All that is left to us to do is begin to make these pieces of art square off against each other, Gladiator (2000).But it's not all just carnage on this one: we are also giving out our coveted Mooties. Every Hollywood Dream ends with holding one of these awards, staring into the light. How did you get here? What is this award made of—it's so oddly warm. Whose voice is that, congratulating you for winning?All that and more! Visit our websiteUse our Amazon page!Like us!Follow us!Abortion is healthcareWhile Americans overwhelmingly support the right of an individual to make their own decisions about abortion, unfortunately, that right is no longer protected everywhere in the U.S.The Supreme Court overturned Roe versus Wade on June 24th.Abortion is a basic healthcare need for the millions of people who can become pregnant. Everyone should have the freedom to decide what's best for themselves and their families, including when it comes to ending a pregnancy. This decision has dire consequences for individual health and safety, and could have harsh repercussions for other landmark decisions.Restricting access to comprehensive reproductive care, including abortion, threatens the health and independence of all Americans. Even if you live in a state where abortion rights are upheld, access to safe medical procedures shouldn't be determined by location, and it shouldn't be the privilege of a small few.You can help by donating to local abortion funds. To find out where to donate for each state, visit donations4abortion.com.If you or someone you know needs help, or if you want to get more involved, here are 5 resources:1.  Shout Your Abortion is a campaign to normalize abortion.2. Don't Ban Equality is a campaign for companies to take a stand against abortion restrictions.3. Abortion.cafe has information about where to find clinics.4. PlanCPills.org provides early at-home abortion pills that you can keep in your medicine cabinet. And five.5. Choice.crd.co has a collection of these resources and more.You can also find links to all of these resources and more info at podvoices.help
1973 - American Graffiti
21-12-2023
1973 - American Graffiti
This week we discuss American Graffiti! Can this movie drive its way to our 1973 Movie of the Year?Cars, they mean so much to us here in America. Americans love car so much that some have even taken to living in them. There are many images that scream America: Frat Boys drunk chanting USA; a gun being fired into the air after a sporting event win or loss; or simply a small child without healthcare coverage.but perhaps nothing Bellows America quite like the automobile. in a way it's a shame that cars have nearly completely whoopsied the environment, but in another way it's kinda beautiful, once our mothers and nurturers, they have now transformed into our destruction.American Graffiti Embraces the awesome power and the unparalleled majesty of the automobile. It's not simply something that takes us from one place to another, it is a place, an interior, the site of our hopes and our dreams and the sodas we spill right in our silly laps.By a guy who's only claim to fame is the entire Star Wars universe and thus half of my personality, American Graffiti explores a time where things were a little bit simpler, but the world she was changing. folks are graduating and new opportunities pull our young characters thither and yon.but if you look closely, and I hope after tonight's episode You Will, you’ll see that there's one very special, perhaps unnoticed character in this movie: That's right America herself. And I guess graffiti; although I don't actually remember there being any graffiti in this movie let alone enough to necessitate being half the title.Visit our websiteUse our Amazon page!Like us!Follow us!Abortion is healthcareWhile Americans overwhelmingly support the right of an individual to make their own decisions about abortion, unfortunately, that right is no longer protected everywhere in the U.S.The Supreme Court overturned Roe versus Wade on June 24th.Abortion is a basic healthcare need for the millions of people who can become pregnant. Everyone should have the freedom to decide what's best for themselves and their families, including when it comes to ending a pregnancy. This decision has dire consequences for individual health and safety, and could have harsh repercussions for other landmark decisions.Restricting access to comprehensive reproductive care, including abortion, threatens the health and independence of all Americans. Even if you live in a state where abortion rights are upheld, access to safe medical procedures shouldn't be determined by location, and it shouldn't be the privilege of a small few.You can help by donating to local abortion funds. To find out where to donate for each state, visit donations4abortion.com.If you or someone you know needs help, or if you want to get more involved, here are 5 resources:1.  Shout Your Abortion is a campaign to normalize abortion.2. Don't Ban Equality is a campaign for companies to take a stand against abortion...
1973 - Coffy
14-12-2023
1973 - Coffy
This week we discuss Coffy! Can this movie blast its way to our 1973 Movie of the Year?Coffy is 91 minutes long…so there you go folks, our 1973 Movie of the Year, for being nearly the conically perfect runtime. We can just run the award over to Ms. Grier’s house any time. Literally anytime.Coffy is a simple nurse until her little sister is preyed upon by local drug-selling enthusiasts. Seeking revenge, she finds she has a knack for sort of disassociating and entering a dreamlike state where she is hyper-violent, ruthless, and—it must be said—very cool. Watching this movie makes you feel very American.Over the glorious 91 minutes Coffy, both film and character, swing wildly in tone and focus, going from comically gratuitous nudity, to looney tunes style violence, to emotionally devastating scenes of people fruitlessly begging for their lives or being dragged to death behind a car.At the center of the tornadic violence, nudity, race commentary, gender messaging, shotguns, and tears is Pam Grier. 1973 Pam Grier is on the short list of the most beautiful women to ever exist, and the other women on the list are just different years of Pam Grier.The camera loves Pam Grier, the podcast loves Pam Grier, but Gene Siskel called her performance wooden and awkward. Is this vile calumny to stand? We get into it!Visit our websiteUse our Amazon page!Like us!Follow us!Abortion is healthcareWhile Americans overwhelmingly support the right of an individual to make their own decisions about abortion, unfortunately, that right is no longer protected everywhere in the U.S.The Supreme Court overturned Roe versus Wade on June 24th.Abortion is a basic healthcare need for the millions of people who can become pregnant. Everyone should have the freedom to decide what's best for themselves and their families, including when it comes to ending a pregnancy. This decision has dire consequences for individual health and safety, and could have harsh repercussions for other landmark decisions.Restricting access to comprehensive reproductive care, including abortion, threatens the health and independence of all Americans. Even if you live in a state where abortion rights are upheld, access to safe medical procedures shouldn't be determined by location, and it shouldn't be the privilege of a small few.You can help by donating to local abortion funds. To find out where to donate for each state, visit donations4abortion.com.If you or someone you know needs help, or if you want to get more involved, here are 5 resources:1.  Shout Your Abortion is a campaign to normalize abortion.2. Don't Ban Equality is a campaign for companies to take a stand against abortion restrictions.3. Abortion.cafe has information about where to find clinics.4.
1973 - Don't Look Now
07-12-2023
1973 - Don't Look Now
Movie of the Year: 1973Don't Look NowThis week we discuss Don't Look Now! Can this movie chase its way to our 1973 Movie of the Year?After losing their daughter Christine to an accidental drowning, Laura and John Baxter relocate to Venice, Italy so he can restore an old, and somehow fake(??), church. But while there, they encounter a couple of odd sisters, one of who seems to have the gift of second sight. They tell Laura that the late Christine is still with them and this news hits the couple in two very different ways. Laura is suddenly happy and exploring the worlds of spiritualism and religion, but John is skeptical despite the fact that he seems to be having visions of his own of a figure very much like his daughter, moving through the allies of Venice.But John’s visions do nothing to diminish his skepticism and this leaves him half blind as he tries to reconcile his existential certainty with his quite hope that he can reconnect with his daughter. But when he gets close to doing this, boom it’s a creepy old lady instead and she slits his throat. Grief really is complex!The movie is iconic, but is it scary? And do we remember the right parts of it? Also, what does it say about the horrors of precognition? We get into it!Visit our websiteUse our Amazon page!Like us!Follow us!Abortion is healthcareWhile Americans overwhelmingly support the right of an individual to make their own decisions about abortion, unfortunately, that right is no longer protected everywhere in the U.S.The Supreme Court overturned Roe versus Wade on June 24th.Abortion is a basic healthcare need for the millions of people who can become pregnant. Everyone should have the freedom to decide what's best for themselves and their families, including when it comes to ending a pregnancy. This decision has dire consequences for individual health and safety, and could have harsh repercussions for other landmark decisions.Restricting access to comprehensive reproductive care, including abortion, threatens the health and independence of all Americans. Even if you live in a state where abortion rights are upheld, access to safe medical procedures shouldn't be determined by location, and it shouldn't be the privilege of a small few.You can help by donating to local abortion funds. To find out where to donate for each state, visit donations4abortion.com.If you or someone you know needs help, or if you want to get more involved, here are 5 resources:1.  Shout Your Abortion is a campaign to normalize abortion.2. Don't Ban Equality is a campaign for companies to take a stand against abortion restrictions.3. Abortion.cafe has information about where to find clinics.4.
1973 - Enter the Dragon
30-11-2023
1973 - Enter the Dragon
Movie of the Year: 1973Enter the DragonThis week we discuss Enter the Dragon! Can this movie fight its way to our 1973 Movie of the Year?Enter the Dragon follows Lee, played by Bruce Lee, a shaolin monk who must leave the monastery and make his way to an island with no pistols and no guns. He must enter a fighting tournament to reclaim the honor of his family and his temple, and he has to do all this for under a million bucks.He manages to win the tournament and defeat all opponents, even a guy who keeps replacing his hand with things less helpful than a hand. But he isn’t alone. Joining him are Roper, a washed up gambler down on his luck, but with more than enough skill to hold his own. And Williams an unconventional fighter whose character was rewritten to die because the guy playing Roper didn’t want his character to be the one who died. Is the action elevated? Can Bruce Lee be the most iconic star we have ever featured? Is this movie the best? We get into it!Visit our websiteUse our Amazon page!Like us!Follow us!Abortion is healthcareWhile Americans overwhelmingly support the right of an individual to make their own decisions about abortion, unfortunately, that right is no longer protected everywhere in the U.S.The Supreme Court overturned Roe versus Wade on June 24th.Abortion is a basic healthcare need for the millions of people who can become pregnant. Everyone should have the freedom to decide what's best for themselves and their families, including when it comes to ending a pregnancy. This decision has dire consequences for individual health and safety, and could have harsh repercussions for other landmark decisions.Restricting access to comprehensive reproductive care, including abortion, threatens the health and independence of all Americans. Even if you live in a state where abortion rights are upheld, access to safe medical procedures shouldn't be determined by location, and it shouldn't be the privilege of a small few.You can help by donating to local abortion funds. To find out where to donate for each state, visit donations4abortion.com.If you or someone you know needs help, or if you want to get more involved, here are 5 resources:1.  Shout Your Abortion is a campaign to normalize abortion.2. Don't Ban Equality is a campaign for companies to take a stand against abortion restrictions.3. Abortion.cafe has information about where to find clinics.4. PlanCPills.org provides early at-home abortion pills that you can keep in your medicine cabinet. And five.5. Choice.crd.co has a collection of these resources and more.You...
1973 - Action Figure Draft, Pt. 2
23-11-2023
1973 - Action Figure Draft, Pt. 2
Movie of the Year: 1973Action Figure Draft, Pt 2The Taste Buds finish up their draft of the action figures of 1973! And then it's time to fight!It's that time again. That time of the year where we forget all of the depth and subtlety that is used to tell the stories of our favorite 1973 characters, and instead focus on one thing: how they're going to kick your ass. Join your host Greg, along with his little buddy panelists Ryan and Taylor, as they take turns drafting what they think would make the ultimate 1973 action team.Instead of going by film genres, like in the past, they are instead drafting characters to fit into six Dungeons and Dragons slots, where they try to find Tanks, Wizards, and...the rest! Will the Six-Million Dollar Man be taken off of the table? How long until someone takes the ultimate 1973 superhero, Bruce Lee? And which panelist will be the first to throw a tantrum, and why is it always Ryan?Tune in to listen to the panelists bring all of their 1973 pop culture knowledge to the table, as they ask such interesting questions as "Is Pazuzu a Wizard or a Tank?" or "Why do you suck so much, Taylor?"Visit our websiteUse our Amazon page!Join our Patreon team! (to get the show early and hear bonus segments!)Like us!Follow us!While Americans overwhelmingly support the right of an individual to make their own decisions about abortion, unfortunately, that right is no longer protected everywhere in the U.S.The Supreme Court overturned Roe versus Wade on June 24th.Abortion is a basic healthcare need for the millions of people who can become pregnant. Everyone should have the freedom to decide what’s best for themselves and their families, including when it comes to ending a pregnancy. This decision has dire consequences for individual health and safety, and could have harsh repercussions for other landmark decisions.Restricting access to comprehensive reproductive care, including abortion, threatens the health and independence of all Americans. Even if you live in a state where abortion rights are upheld, access to safe medical procedures shouldn’t be determined by location, and it shouldn’t be the privilege of a small few.You can help by donating to local abortion funds. To find out where to donate for each state, visit donations4abortion.com.If you or someone you know needs help, or if you want to get more involved, here are 5 resources:1.  Shout Your Abortion is a campaign to normalize abortion.2. Don’t Ban Equality is a campaign for companies to take a stand against abortion restrictions.3. Abortion.cafe has information about where to find clinics.4.
1973 - Action Figure Draft, Pt. 1
16-11-2023
1973 - Action Figure Draft, Pt. 1
Movie of the Year: 1973Action Figure Draft, Pt 1Get the toy boxes out, because we're having an all-out action figure war on Movie of the Year!It's that time again. That time of the year where we forget all of the depth and subtlety that is used to tell the stories of our favorite 1973 characters, and instead focus on one thing: how they're going to kick your ass. Join your host Greg, along with his little buddy panelists Ryan and Taylor, as they take turns drafting what they think would make the ultimate 1973 action team.Instead of going by film genres, like in the past, they are instead drafting characters to fit into six Dungeons and Dragons slots, where they try to find Tanks, Wizards, and...the rest! Will the Six-Million Dollar Man be taken off of the table? How long until someone takes the ultimate 1973 superhero, Bruce Lee? And which panelist will be the first to throw a tantrum, and why is it always Ryan?Tune in to listen to the panelists bring all of their 1973 pop culture knowledge to the table, as they ask such interesting questions as "Is Pazuzu a Wizard or a Tank?" or "Why do you suck so much, Taylor?"Visit our websiteUse our Amazon page!Join our Patreon team! (to get the show early and hear bonus segments!)Like us!Follow us!While Americans overwhelmingly support the right of an individual to make their own decisions about abortion, unfortunately, that right is no longer protected everywhere in the U.S.The Supreme Court overturned Roe versus Wade on June 24th.Abortion is a basic healthcare need for the millions of people who can become pregnant. Everyone should have the freedom to decide what’s best for themselves and their families, including when it comes to ending a pregnancy. This decision has dire consequences for individual health and safety, and could have harsh repercussions for other landmark decisions.Restricting access to comprehensive reproductive care, including abortion, threatens the health and independence of all Americans. Even if you live in a state where abortion rights are upheld, access to safe medical procedures shouldn’t be determined by location, and it shouldn’t be the privilege of a small few.You can help by donating to local abortion funds. To find out where to donate for each state, visit donations4abortion.com.If you or someone you know needs help, or if you want to get more involved, here are 5 resources:1.  Shout Your Abortion is a campaign to normalize abortion.2. Don’t Ban Equality is a campaign for companies to take a stand against abortion restrictions.3. Abortion.cafe has information about where to find clinics.4.
1973 - The Harder They Come
09-11-2023
1973 - The Harder They Come
Movie of the Year: 1973The Harder They ComeThis week we discuss The Harder They Come! Can this movie play its way to our 1973 Movie of the Year?Set in Jamaica, The Harder They Come is a drama about an aspiring singer, Ivan, desperate for fame who, disillusioned by corruption in every part of daily life, becomes involved in some reefer madness. Unfortunately, that trade is controlled by the same group of jerks that run everything else in this movie and really the world. It’s just always these jerks that mess everything up. Anyway. Ivan’s life spirals as a result, but his fame grows and grows. The worse he is, the more people want to listen to his songs or throw cans at his enemies. But he breaks pretty bad in the end and goes on something of a killing spree until he is gunned down by the army who dishonorably refuse his offer of single combat.We get into it!Visit our websiteUse our Amazon page!Like us!Follow us!Abortion is healthcareWhile Americans overwhelmingly support the right of an individual to make their own decisions about abortion, unfortunately, that right is no longer protected everywhere in the U.S.The Supreme Court overturned Roe versus Wade on June 24th.Abortion is a basic healthcare need for the millions of people who can become pregnant. Everyone should have the freedom to decide what's best for themselves and their families, including when it comes to ending a pregnancy. This decision has dire consequences for individual health and safety, and could have harsh repercussions for other landmark decisions.Restricting access to comprehensive reproductive care, including abortion, threatens the health and independence of all Americans. Even if you live in a state where abortion rights are upheld, access to safe medical procedures shouldn't be determined by location, and it shouldn't be the privilege of a small few.You can help by donating to local abortion funds. To find out where to donate for each state, visit donations4abortion.com.If you or someone you know needs help, or if you want to get more involved, here are 5 resources:1.  Shout Your Abortion is a campaign to normalize abortion.2. Don't Ban Equality is a campaign for companies to take a stand against abortion restrictions.3. Abortion.cafe has information about where to find clinics.4. PlanCPills.org provides early at-home abortion pills that you can keep in your medicine cabinet. And five.5. Choice.crd.co has a collection of these resources and more.You can also find links to all of these resources and more info at
1973 - The Exorcist
31-10-2023
1973 - The Exorcist
Movie of the Year: 1973The ExorcistThis week we discuss The Exorcist! Is this movie diabolical enough to be our 1973 Movie of the Year?The Exorcist is our biggest 1973 movie. It was the most popular then; it’s the most popular now; it made the most money; it got hella noms; and it has a lasting cultural impact that is as big if not bigger than any other movie we have covered on this show, let alone in the sleepy little year 1973 turned out to be.It’s a fun little romp about growing up. Our bodies change and we become host to new desires we never had before. In the end, those around us feel like they hardly know us anymore and we may have killed a director, one of the biggest crimes in 1973.A demon from Iraq possesses a little girl and tortures her in a race against the medical establishment and Catholic church to see who can mess her up the most. A conflicted priest is finally able to cast the demon out/accept the demon into his own soul and then save the day with a little autodefenestration.Is this movie doing too much? Is it really that scary? And is it a feminist masterpiece, or yet another misogynist dud? We get into it!Visit our websiteUse our Amazon page!Like us!Follow us!Abortion is healthcareWhile Americans overwhelmingly support the right of an individual to make their own decisions about abortion, unfortunately, that right is no longer protected everywhere in the U.S.The Supreme Court overturned Roe versus Wade on June 24th.Abortion is a basic healthcare need for the millions of people who can become pregnant. Everyone should have the freedom to decide what's best for themselves and their families, including when it comes to ending a pregnancy. This decision has dire consequences for individual health and safety, and could have harsh repercussions for other landmark decisions.Restricting access to comprehensive reproductive care, including abortion, threatens the health and independence of all Americans. Even if you live in a state where abortion rights are upheld, access to safe medical procedures shouldn't be determined by location, and it shouldn't be the privilege of a small few.You can help by donating to local abortion funds. To find out where to donate for each state, visit donations4abortion.com.If you or someone you know needs help, or if you want to get more involved, here are 5 resources:1.  Shout Your Abortion is a campaign to normalize abortion.2. Don't Ban Equality is a campaign for companies to take a stand against abortion restrictions.3. Abortion.cafe has information about where to find clinics.4. PlanCPills.org provides early at-home abortion pills that you can keep in your medicine cabinet. And...
1973 - The Last Detail
26-10-2023
1973 - The Last Detail
Movie of the Year: 1973The Last DetailThis week we discuss The Last Detail! Can we swear this is our 1973 Movie of the Year?The Last Detail is a movie about three sailors, who are on their way to deliver one of the trio to jail. But thanks to some clever thinking ahead, they are able to secure a little time for a boys trip! Now we know here at Pop Filter that nothing is more sacred than a boys trip.Thankfully, The Last Detail is a movie that understands the sanctity of dudes being dudes being dudes being dudes. We got ourselves a little drinking, a little underwear semaphore, a bit of fighting marines (booo) in a bus stop bathroom, and even a little trip to the old cat house.Along the way, the boys tour more than just the eastern seaboard, they explore the depths of masculinity, individuality, and duty in the world that may be corrupt and ridiculous, but ultimately must be obeyed. The last detail aims to tell a story that is not grand or sweeping or epic, but instead is quiet small yet somehow perhaps still epic.Visit our websiteUse our Amazon page!Like us!Follow us!Abortion is healthcareWhile Americans overwhelmingly support the right of an individual to make their own decisions about abortion, unfortunately, that right is no longer protected everywhere in the U.S.The Supreme Court overturned Roe versus Wade on June 24th.Abortion is a basic healthcare need for the millions of people who can become pregnant. Everyone should have the freedom to decide what's best for themselves and their families, including when it comes to ending a pregnancy. This decision has dire consequences for individual health and safety, and could have harsh repercussions for other landmark decisions.Restricting access to comprehensive reproductive care, including abortion, threatens the health and independence of all Americans. Even if you live in a state where abortion rights are upheld, access to safe medical procedures shouldn't be determined by location, and it shouldn't be the privilege of a small few.You can help by donating to local abortion funds. To find out where to donate for each state, visit donations4abortion.com.If you or someone you know needs help, or if you want to get more involved, here are 5 resources:1.  Shout Your Abortion is a campaign to normalize abortion.2. Don't Ban Equality is a campaign for companies to take a stand against abortion restrictions.3. Abortion.cafe has information about where to find clinics.4. PlanCPills.org provides early at-home abortion pills that you can keep in your medicine cabinet. And five.5. Choice.crd.co has a...
1973 - Last Tango in Paris
19-10-2023
1973 - Last Tango in Paris
Movie of the Year: 1973Last Tango in ParisThis week we discuss The Last Tango in Paris! Can a movie this uncomfortable to talk about be our Movie of the Year?Last Tango in Paris is the story of Paul, an extremely recently widowed man whose relationship with his wife was complicated, and Jeanne, a 19 year old who comes to find herself completely dominated and enthralled by him. Meeting by chance one day, they enter into a sexual relationship in which their first encounters are totally anonymous and pretty upsetting to at least one viewer.Jeanne is both parts repulsed and drawn to Paul, and she is also seeing Tom, a young, boring film maker, who seems to think you can do whatever you want if you're making a movie at the same time. Jeanna becomes increasingly desperate to flee from Paul as he becomes increasingly sure that he is in love with her until she shoots and kills him. But all this has been largely lost in the cultural memory of this movie, replaced by one scene where Paul rapes Jean using butter as lubricant.Speaking of the infamous scene, actress Maria Schneider later said “They only told me about it before we had to film the scene and I was so angry. I should have called my agent or had my lawyer come to the set because you can't force someone to do something that isn't in the script, but at the time, I didn't know that." She has also said that this scene traumatized her and stole her youth.Is it possible to reckon with this scene and the damage it caused and then move past that to also say anything meaningful about the movie?Would this scene kinda ruin the movie even without it hurting Schneider as it did?We get into it.Visit our websiteUse our Amazon page!Like us!Follow us!Abortion is healthcareWhile Americans overwhelmingly support the right of an individual to make their own decisions about abortion, unfortunately, that right is no longer protected everywhere in the U.S.The Supreme Court overturned Roe versus Wade on June 24th.Abortion is a basic healthcare need for the millions of people who can become pregnant. Everyone should have the freedom to decide what's best for themselves and their families, including when it comes to ending a pregnancy. This decision has dire consequences for individual health and safety, and could have harsh repercussions for other landmark decisions.Restricting access to comprehensive reproductive care, including abortion, threatens the health and independence of all Americans. Even if you live in a state where abortion rights are upheld, access to safe medical procedures shouldn't be determined by location, and it shouldn't be the privilege of a small few.You can help by donating to local abortion funds. To find out where to donate for each state, visit donations4abortion.com.If you or someone you know needs help, or if you want to get more involved, here are 5 resources:1.  Shout Your Abortion is a campaign to normalize...
1973 - The Long Goodbye
12-10-2023
1973 - The Long Goodbye
Movie of the Year: 1973The Long GoodbyeThis week we discuss The Long Goodbye! Can this film solve the case of what should be  our Movie of the Year?Director Robert Altman said he wanted Phillip Marlowe to wake up in the 1970’s, a man out of time, and just wander through the twists and turns of The Long Goodbye. Eliot Gould seems to have taken this to heart because he crafted the wanderen-est performance in the history of Hollywood.We start with him waking up at 3AM and heading to his kitchen, and he never loses the energy of someone stumbling around in their robe and slippers, trying to remember what exactly it is they’re supposed to do at this time, muttering about how nothing is where it should be and how no one keeps this place nice anymore.Slouching through southern California and parts of Mexico, Marlowe truly travels the highs and lows of 1970s masculinity while sort of shrugging at women and muttering to himself, “It’s ok by me.” All while trying to separate friend from foe and being haunted by a titular song.All that, and Books is on the show!Visit our websiteUse our Amazon page!Like us!Follow us!Abortion is healthcareWhile Americans overwhelmingly support the right of an individual to make their own decisions about abortion, unfortunately, that right is no longer protected everywhere in the U.S.The Supreme Court overturned Roe versus Wade on June 24th.Abortion is a basic healthcare need for the millions of people who can become pregnant. Everyone should have the freedom to decide what's best for themselves and their families, including when it comes to ending a pregnancy. This decision has dire consequences for individual health and safety, and could have harsh repercussions for other landmark decisions.Restricting access to comprehensive reproductive care, including abortion, threatens the health and independence of all Americans. Even if you live in a state where abortion rights are upheld, access to safe medical procedures shouldn't be determined by location, and it shouldn't be the privilege of a small few.You can help by donating to local abortion funds. To find out where to donate for each state, visit donations4abortion.com.If you or someone you know needs help, or if you want to get more involved, here are 5 resources:1.  Shout Your Abortion is a campaign to normalize abortion.2. Don't Ban Equality is a campaign for companies to take a stand against abortion restrictions.3. Abortion.cafe has information about where to find clinics.4. PlanCPills.org provides early at-home abortion pills that you can keep in your medicine cabinet. And five.5.