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Episode 19: THE BEASTMASTER (1982)

Conquer your fears, face the unknown, and discover the incredible link between man, animal, and all that is phantasmagorical as NostalgiaCast looks back at THE BEASTMASTER, starring Marc Singer and Tanya Roberts. Jonny and Darin welcome actor-producer Bryce Bishop for a ferret-filled discussion on Don Coscarelli's sword-and-sorcery classic, and whether its spray-painted tigers, gruesome child sacrifices, and ample PG-rated nudity still harness the power of our imaginations. Join us... it's...


Episode 18: DEATHTRAP (1982)

It's murder most foul in our latest episode of NostalgiaCast, as Jonny and Darin discuss Sidney Lumet's comedy-thriller classic DEATHTRAP, starring Michael Caine, Christopher Reeve, and Dyan Cannon. But do the film's maaaaaany back-stabbings and double- and triple-crosses still hold up after 35 years, or could the movie stand a page-one re-write? Enter at your own risk and hear for yourself! Rent/stream DEATHTRAP on Amazon Prime, Fandango Now, Google Play, and Vudu today!


Episode 17: NOISES OFF (1992)

Leave the sardines, hang up the phone and exit with the newspaper, as NostalgiaCast peeks behind the scenes of NOISES OFF, Peter Bogdanovich's 1992 adaptation of the London/Broadway smash. Lend us your ears as Jonny and Darin relive their theatrical pasts and then marvel as Michael Caine, Carol Burnett, John Ritter, Christopher Reeve, and Marilu Henner play characters in a movie playing characters on the stage. But is this a farce to end all farces or should its slamming doors and...


Episode 16: UHF (1989)

Supplies! It's the latest episode of NostalgiaCast, featuring parodist/singer/songwriter extraordinaire "Weird Al" Yankovic in UHF! Longtime listener and friend of the podcast Adam Merkley joins Jonny and Darin for a special discussion on Jay Levey's cult comedy classic, and whether its offbeat brand of humor should be beloved by everyone or just a core group of fans. Grab your mop and your box of Yappy's Dog Treats and tune on in! Rent/stream your copy of UHF on Amazon or Vudu today!


Episode 15: WILLOW (1988)

Welcome to a world where heroes come in all sizes and adventure is the greatest magic of all... it's Episode 15 of NostalgiaCast, featuring WILLOW! Jonny and Darin welcome special guest Ryan Templeman (HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL, S. DARKO) for a discussion on all things Nelwyns, Daikinis, and Brownies, plus the many mythologies that inspired George Lucas and Ron Howard to conjure up their 1988 sword-and-sorcery epic. But is it a fairy tale for the ages or should it be left on the...


Episode 14: FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF (1986)

Fool your parents, fake out your principal, and take that Ferrari out for a spin, as NostalgiaCast turns back the clock to FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF, John Hughes's seminal teen comedy starring Matthew Broderick, Mia Sara, and Alan Ruck. In this episode, Jonny and Darin debate the movie's place in pop culture, and whether its fourth-wall breaking and goofball humor stand up to scrutiny today. Or perhaps it's best to go straight to the source about this. Care to enlighten us, Mr. Bueller?...


Episode 13: LADYHAWKE (1985)

Always together, eternally apart… but enough about the Trump administration, today NostalgiaCast looks back at LADYHAWKE, directed by Richard Donner and starring Matthew Broderick and Michelle Pfeiffer! Keep your crossbows at the ready as Jonny and Darin discuss the dangers of contemporary fantasy filmmaking (including - but not limited to - distractingly anachronistic 80’s progressive synth scores) and also the ups and downs of recording with Skype for the first time. Be you flesh,...


Episode 12: LABYRINTH (1986)

Goblin King! Goblin King! Wherever you may be - take this child of mine far away from me! Join NostalgiaCast for a lively discussion on LABYRINTH, Jim Henson's musical fantasy adventure beloved by millions... of prepubescent pre-teen girls, while alienating everyone else unequipped to handle its not-so-subliminal sexual subtext. Author R.J. Craddock (THE THIRTEEN TRIBES OF CAIN book series) drops by the studio to school Jonny and Darin in all things Door Knockers, Fireys, and fairies, and...


Episode 11: POPEYE (1980)

Ug ug ug ug ug ug! Grab your schooners and your spinach cans as NostalgiaCast looks back at POPEYE, Robert Altman's live-action, comedy-musical adaptation of the classic E.C. Segar comic strip. Jonny and Darin stare wide-eyed in wonder at all the fantastical sights, sounds, and cartoon shenanigans of seaside Sweethaven, and what happens to the townsfolk there when a muttering, semi-deformed sailor man steps off the docks and into their hearts. But does Altman's signature style lend itself...


Episode 10: THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH (1970)

Time is a gift given to you, given to give you the time you need, the time you need to have the time of your life! Join Jonny, Darin, and special guest Kenneth F. Brown as we brave the 90% animated / 5% live-action classic, THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH! The star of THE YANKLES and THIS DIVIDED STATE graces the 'Cast with his jovial wit (and killer Michael Moore impression) for a lively discussion on Chuck Jones's 1970 adaptation of the popular children's book. But is it worth all the wordplay or...


Episode 9: LEGEND (1985)

Unicorns, and ogres, and dwarves, oh my! Grab your swords and shields as NostalgiaCast looks back at LEGEND, Sir Ridley Scott's 1985 fantasy epic, starring Tim Curry as the sexiest Satan you ever saw. But is it a fairy tale come true or should it be banished to the dungeons of hell? Listen as Jonny and Darin recount the film's troubled post-production history, discuss the differences between the Theatrical Version and Director's Cut, and try to figure out who's prettier - Mia Sara or Tom...



Sit back, relax, and suck down that energon, as NostalgiaCast sets its optics on TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE, a cartoon so overloaded with 80's hair metal and robot destruction porn, it's traumatized children for decades. Listen as Jonny and Darin ponder such important metaphysical questions as: Why do so many Transformers convert into useless household objects? Where does Optimus Prime's semitrailer disappear to when he transforms? Was there actually a time when Judd Nelson was considered a...


Episode 7: IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE (1946)

Shout "Hot Dog!", "Hee Haw!", and other sentimental hogwash as Jonny and Darin revisit Frank Capra's Christmas classic IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, starring Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed. In yet another NostalgiaCast first, your hosts attempt to forget the "if"s and figure out the "why"s behind this perennial holiday favorite – why it flopped at the box office, why it's become so highly regarded today, and why, if you haven't watched it in a while, it's so much darker than you probably remember....


Episode 6: RAISING ARIZONA (1987)

Okay then! Knock back a couple of Coca Colas, turn to the right, and take that diaper off your head and put it back on your sister, as Darin and Jonny take on the Coen Brothers’ cornpone comedy classic, RAISING ARIZONA! First, listen as our hosts (briefly) recap the Coens' collective filmography, then reel in shock as Darin admits that RA was far from his favorite film growing up. Can Jonny convince him that there's more to the movie's heavily-stylized camerawork, character choices, and...


Episode 5: SILVER STREAK (1976)

By train, biplane, or stolen police cruiser, it turns out you CAN catch the Streak! Join Jonny and Darin as they welcome their first special guest, filmmaker Duane Andersen, for a discussion on the 1976 action comedy SILVER STREAK, starring Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor. But will this be a calm, relaxing trip down memory lane, or will we want off before the train reaches the station? Hop on board and find out! Recorded at Art City Sound, Springville UT. Download or stream SILVER...


Episode 4: TAPS (1981)

Keep your chin up, your head down, and one round in the chamber as Jonny and Darin close ranks with the 1981 military drama, starring Timothy Hutton as Sean Penn, Sean Penn as Tom Cruise, and Tom Cruise as Timothy Hutton. (Don't worry, it'll all make sense in a bit.) But is the movie more LORD OF THE FLIES than A FEW GOOD MEN, or somewhere in between? Saddle up and join us for a stretch! Rent/stream TAPS on Netflix, Amazon, Vudu, Fandango Now, or Google Play!


Episode 3: THE FRIGHTENERS (1996)

It's GHOSTBUSTERS meets NATURAL BORN KILLERS in our spook-tacular Halloween episode of the NostalgiaCast. Listen as Jonny and Darin struggle to make sense of the rules and revelations of Peter Jackson’s post-HEAVENLY CREATURES, pre-LORD OF THE RINGS Horror-Comedy lark, and how Michael J. Fox, icon that he is, might be the world's worst basketball player. Then, grab your torch and pitchfork as our hosts rattle off their Top 3 frightfully funny flicks of all time. Join us for a spell, won’t...


Episode 2: CLASH OF THE TITANS (1981)

In which Jonny and Darin tackle the 1981 stop-motion classic, starring a gaggle of classically-trained Shakespearean actors trying to convince us (and themselves!) that a story about two-headed demon dogs and giant claymation scorpions should be taken seriously. Recorded at Art City Sound, Springville UT. Rent or stream on Vudo, Amazon Prime, Fandango Now, Cinema Now or Google Play!


Episode 1: THE JAZZ SINGER (1980)

Our introductory episode, in which Jonny and Darin struggle to make sense of Hollywood's current nostalgia boom, lay the groundwork for future episodes, then dive headfirst into the Neil Diamond-starring, Laurence Olivier-slumming '80s classic that's more memorable for its soundtrack than its nonsensical non-plot. Recorded at Art City Sound, Springville UT. Rent or stream on Vudo, Amazon Prime, Cinema Now or Google Play!