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The Atomic Weight of Cheese Podcast! Hosted by Chad Plambeck, Mike Bockoven & Steph Romanski. We talk about movies, movie culture, pop culture, and nostalgia.

The Atomic Weight of Cheese Podcast! Hosted by Chad Plambeck, Mike Bockoven & Steph Romanski. We talk about movies, movie culture, pop culture, and nostalgia.

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United States

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The Atomic Weight of Cheese Podcast! Hosted by Chad Plambeck, Mike Bockoven & Steph Romanski. We talk about movies, movie culture, pop culture, and nostalgia.

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@AWOCPodcast

Language:

English


Episodes

AWOC: Pardon us. Would you have any Grey Poupon?

10/8/2022
Hmm, yes, this episode of the Atomic Weight of Cheese is quite sophisticated, I must say. Very top shelf as we discuss the topic of pretension. [removes pipe from mouth] You see, we’ve come across some media recently that seems to feel as though it is more important, you see, than the text would indicate and as such has…dare I say it…raised our hackles a bit. Hmm. That Chad fellow even raises his voice, if memory serves. It brought about quite the robust conversation that we hope you will...

AWOC: Art is a Commitment

8/9/2022
Art is a commitment of time, energy, attention. And we’ve been noticing some art, lately, that has been abusing the privilege. In this episode, we talk what we’ve seen recently that we wanted more of, what we’ve seen recently that could have used some cutting and what we’ve seen recently. You know, like we tend to do. We appreciate you listening! Follow us at @AWOCPodcast on Twitter, like us on Facebook and leave us a review. Find Chad on Twitter (@chocomeundies), find Mike (@mikebockoven)...

Duration:00:56:40

AWOC: TCB Baby!

5/10/2022
No non-religious figure has had more written about him than Elvis Presley and no filmmaker tries to pack more movie into his movies than Baz Luhrman. So, when the trailer for “Elvis” was released a few weeks ago (starring Tom Hanks in a fat suit as Col. Tom Parker) we had some things to say. And we will be first in line to get a peek at this bonkers looking movie…in a good way. Follow us on the socials and tell us what you think of Tom Hank’s accent below. Thanks for listening. Follow us...

Duration:01:04:21

AWOC: The Power of the Rube

3/20/2022
Men can be complicated, am I right, ladies? One minute, they’re telling you exactly what in your purse, the next minute they’re addicted to opium and biting the heads off of chickens. Or one minute they’re driving you to alcoholism and the next minute they’re pissing off Sam Elliott. Either way, this week we take a look at two highly regarded films currently streaming - Nightmare Alley and The Power of the Dog both of which are remarkable films in their own ways. Plus...

Duration:01:06:43

AWOC: We couldn't remember the three rules either

1/20/2022
Look, we’ve all got that movie. The one we didn’t get around to for…personal reasons. Or, you just never got around to it, even though you love the filmmaker, the concept and everyone involved. Which is a long way of saying Chad and Steph have never seen Gremlins 2. In this episode we tear Joe Dante’s Gremlins 2: The New Batch, marvel at it’s loony glory and go on way too many tangents. Kind of like the flick! Plus we dive into some recommendations. We’d love to hear what you think about...

Duration:00:59:12

AWOC: A Reheated Turkish Delight

11/29/2021
As we are all stuffed with turkey, we’ve got one more massive bite for ya. In the age before the Internet there were rumors of a “Turkish Star Wars”, a film so odd and with a history so tangled that it was instantly legendary before it was widely seen. A few months ago a copy appeared online and…yeah. We watched it. Strap in and get ready for “The Man Who Saved The World” aka Turkish Star Wars. We appreciate you listening. Follow us at @AWOCPodcast on Twitter, like us on Facebook and...

Duration:01:04:50

AWOC: There's always room for Giall-O

10/20/2021
A few weeks ago all three of us converged from across the country to attend “GialloFest” at the Riverside Drive-In in Vandergrift, Pennsylvania. In this pod we discuss the 8(!) lurid, murderous and artistically minded Italian slasher flicks, as well as some stories about the trip and the fun had along the way. It’s a super sized podcast along with some recommendations that will cover more than you ever wanted to know about the horror phenomenon that is “Giallo”. Thanks for...

Duration:01:20:12

AWOC: Murder Ballads and Teenage Tragedy: Vol. 1

8/6/2021
Every now and then, art can break through the noise and clutter and punch you in the face, which is what happened this week. In the rare music episode we discuss murder, ballads, teenage tragedy, love songs involving sharks and songs that beg the question "wait, what?" It's an all storytelling episode and the tales of woe are INTENSE! Plus recommendations. We would love to hear your favorite murder ballads on the socials at Atomic Weight of Cheese. We would also love for you to leave an...

Duration:00:48:47

AWOC: Miss Minutes wants you to be sure and listen, mmkay?

7/11/2021
We are the Atomic Weight of cheese and we are burdened with glorious purpose. In this episode, we take a look at the first few episodes of the Douglas Adams meets Terry Gilliam meets Stan Lee abomination that is Loki, and take some time to touch on the other Marvel shows on Disney Plus as well. There’s some good stuff in there and, like usual, we get more nerdy than you require. But so do these shows. Follow us at @AWOCPodcast on Twitter, like us on Facebook and leave us a review. Find...

Duration:01:04:16

AWOC: Goofy Moments. Goofy Genres

5/31/2021
With Steph and Shannon launching a new podcast about Dungeons and Dragons, this week we’re talking about the wildest genre out there. After defining the genre as best we can we talk about a movie or series that works, a movie or series that doesn’t and then the goofiest moments from this goofy ass genre. Pack your +5 mace, we’re going on an adventure! Follow us at @AWOCPodcast on Twitter, like us on Facebook and leave us a review. Find Chad on Twitter (@chocomeundies), find Mike...

Duration:00:54:38

AWOC: Superturds

5/17/2021
A long time ago in a culture far, far away, some of our favorite comedians did a thing. This thing, which was not a good thing, is from an era of the past, when the word “nerd” meant something different than it does today. Join us as we take a look at the little scene pilot to “Supernerds” which leads to a conversation about what the hell that was, what it was trying to be and what it means for culture at large today. It’s a good conversation about a bad idea and we hope you enjoy...

Duration:01:00:29

AWOC: Would you like some... Ovaltine?

4/11/2021
Here at the Atomic Weight of Cheese we love the little things - a comfortable chair, a great conversation and character actors who continue to amaze us. In this episode we talk about one such actor, Cloris Leachman, who recently passed. From her well-known comedy to her lesser known movies of the week, we give a great character actor a proper send off. We’d love to hear your favorite Leachman performance or your favorite character actor moments. Follow us at @AWOCPodcast on Twitter, like...

Duration:00:46:36

AWOC: Ow My Balls. A Show About the Theatre

3/27/2021
To cheese or not to cheese, that is...a question. I suppose. This episode, in honor of Town Hall Theater’s production of FantasticLand, we turn our eye to those who have treaded the boards and share our favorite theater experiences and what we hope to see when we get back in the seats sometime soon. Hey, the pandemic can’t last forever. Plus Chad once got to meet Trigger the horse and sing Happy Trails! SHOW NOTES Links mentioned in this episode: Town Hall Theatre Production of...

Duration:00:52:01

AWOC: Restoration Time!

3/2/2021
Steph has a new passion of restoring pieces of furniture and to celebrate, we are dwelling on the word “restoration”. What pieces of cinema speak “restoration” to us? Is it movies about art? TV shoes about passion? Restoring relationships or faith in humanity? If you’ve listened for a while you know we’re not that high minded, but we appreciate you anyway. Follow us at @AWOCPodcast on Twitter, like us on Facebook and leave us a review. Fall down Chad’s movie hole at Microbrewedreviews.com...

Duration:00:45:44

AWOC: Today's Lesson

2/8/2021
We’re back! After a brief hiatus we are discussing some of our favorite sequences in cult cinema, some of which deserve a little bit more study. What sequence could you break down for an hour or two? Let us know in the comments and thanks for sticking with us through this transition army period. It feels good to be back. Follow us at @AWOCPodcast on Twitter, like us on Facebook and leave us a review. Fall down Chad’s movie hole at Microbrewedreviews.com and find him on Twitter...

Duration:00:51:51

AWOC: Another round on us!

1/22/2021
Welcome to our third ever “questions” podcast. The rules are simple: Each host gets three questions which have been kept secret from the other hosts. The reactions are real, raw and ill thought out, which is most of the fun! Some involve movies and streaming shows. Some involve modern conundrums. Others are just goofs, but it’s all right off the top of our heads. Enjoy! Follow us at @AWOCPodcast on Twitter, like us on Facebook and leave us a review. Fall down Chad’s movie hole at...

Duration:00:50:01

AWOC: Cleaning out the CheeseBunker. Happy Hubrisween!

1/3/2021
As we clean out our vaults and close up 2020, we find this episode focusing on a harrowing feat of strength and endurance for the dumbest of all reasons...Hubrisween. Invented by friend of the pod Tim Lehner (who makes an impromptu guest appearance), we talk about Chad’s adventure with creating 26 horror movie reviews in 26 days, one for each letter of the alphabet. How do you plan for this? What movies do you choose? What about the letters U and X? Listen for all these answers and more....

Duration:00:40:54

AWOC: Thank goodness!

12/2/2020
The turkey is gone...hell, the left overs are gone, but The Atomic Weight of Cheese is back from a brief pause and Thanksgiving ain’t over yet! In this episode we are discussing gratitude in a cultural setting which is a fancy way of saying “we’re thankful for stuff”. It’s a hang out episode, but a good one. We’d love to hear what you’re thankful for and what you think of our podcast. Follow us at @AWOCPodcast on Twitter, like us on Facebook and leave us a review. Fall down Chad’s movie...

Duration:00:40:11

AWOC: Boba Fett? Where?!

11/2/2020
This is the way. Not that way. That way is definitely not the way and that other way...you might go that way but you won’t like where it ends up. This way, this is the way and this way features gooey monsters and badass heroes and the Season 2 of the Mandalorian, our favorite Star Wars property! Join us as we go through the first episode of season 2, figure out where this pastiche fits in the wide world of Star Wars and complain about black lightsabers. Plus Baby Yoda is so cute! Follow...

Duration:00:48:40

AWOC: They Did What Now?!?

9/25/2020
Holding a grudge is no fun BUT there are those certain times, those specific decisions that don’t just stick in your craw, they build a summer home there. On this episode we go off on what’s been bugging us recently and over the past few years when it comes to movies, TV and what not. Yes, we could forgive and forget but WHAT FUN WOULD THAT BE!?!? Follow us at @AWOCPodcast on Twitter, like us on Facebook and leave us a review. Fall down Chad’s movie hole at Microbrewedreviews.com and find...