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Shocked and Applaud is a Podcast devoted to an in-depth analysis of some of the strangest film, television, and Web content that is worth a double take.

Shocked and Applaud is a Podcast devoted to an in-depth analysis of some of the strangest film, television, and Web content that is worth a double take.
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Shocked and Applaud is a Podcast devoted to an in-depth analysis of some of the strangest film, television, and Web content that is worth a double take.






The Neverending Story Episode 5 Part 3

Atreyu completes his fantastic journey, nearly killing the actor in the process. Bastian has an existential crisis that he can't narrate himself out of. Garbage Pale kids find their possible inspiration in some alleyway bullies. All of this, plus our end-of-episode qualms and celebrations are found right here! This isn't the "ending ending", though! Join us next week for our special end-of-month listener update episode, including Naomi's interview with "actual kid" Lukas, about this...


The Neverending Story Episode 5 Part 2

Spend some time with giant turtles and little tiny science nerds, as we let our luck drag on through this endless review of 1984's "The Neverending Story". We'll question our very identity as an audience while trolling the swamps of sadness, oggle at the mammaries of the Southern Oracle, and prepare for Bastian's acceptance as the reluctantly wishful savior of Fantasia. Join us next week for the final part of our review. And, join us in two weeks for our special episode and interview with...


The Neverending Story Episode 5 Part 1

Join us (even Jonathan) as we dumpster dive for drama, fly over some Fantasia factoids, and reminisce over our much younger interpretations of Germany's big budget puppet show. We've got four weeks of content for this episode, so get ready to quest with us! Let's ditch math class together and go back to schooling our imaginations. We'll be back with Part 2 in one week! Have some feedback for us? Email us at or visit these fine Web establishments: Become an...


Die Hard Episode 4 Part 3

Gruber takes a fall, McClane has a blood-smeared hug with his rescued wife, and more, as we finalize our thoughts on 1988's blockbuster, "Die Hard". We're all setup to bring you more goodies next year, beginning with Episode 5 on New Years Day. Have some feedback for us? Email us at or visit these fine Web establishments: Become an ApplauderFacebookTwitter Homepage


Die Hard Episode 4 Part 2

Do you have what it takes to endure another round of smack talk? Then, saddle up for Part 2 of our review of "Die Hard"! McClane gets outside help from Powell, Gruber gets coke-inspired advice from a swindler, and we go full-bleep to bring you all the "yippee" and "ki yay" your ear drums can handle. Can't wait for more explosive laughter? We'll conclude this episode with Part 3, in only one week! Yes, that's Christmas day! Become an ApplauderFacebookTwitter Homepage


Die Hard Episode 4 Part 1

Back by unpopular demand, we jump right into the action to review the 1988 blockbuster, "Die Hard". In Part 1, we'll make fists with our toes to dig deep into every moment of Gruber's sinister setup, McClane's lack of shirts, and our fondness of Theo and Argyle. We'll be back in one week to continue this three-part shoot-down. Until then, why not visit and see how you can load us up for next year's advertising goals? We're growing because you're...


Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth Episode 3 Part 3

We finally encounter the Pale Man. Ophelia uses her five-finger discount. The rebels emerge with extra Pedro Points. All of this and more, as we conclude our review of Guillermo del Toro's "Pan's Labyrinth". All caught up and ready for more? As a Patreon Applauder, you get access to high quality unrated episodes, blog archives, and that little bit of satisfaction in knowing you're helping us grow that amazing shock value into something much larger. Visit...


Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth Episode 3 Part 2

Ophelia continues her rebel girl ways, following the Fawn's direction into some incredibly questionable, if not fantastic, scenarios. Vomiting toxic frogs? Cool. Amputations? Yes please. Finding out Pedro isn't married? Definite points, Del Toro. We're only two thirds of the way through, so stick with us until December 4th for the conclusion of our review of this immensely dark and entertaining film.


Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth Episode 3 Part 1

We relentlessly dive into this macabre and surreal film by Spanish director, Guillermo del Toro. Where are you going? Wait, we're still funny! Are you ready for ol' turkey hands? Well, we won't get there quite yet, but we wanted to give you something to listen to if you still perform the ancient art of Black Friday shopping. Join us as we discuss our nerd ignorance in foreign cinema, rant about Ophelia's need for a responsibilibuddy, gush on Doug Jones as the Fawn, and lead into Part 2,...


Tim Burton's Batman Returns Episode 2 Part 3

We conclude our review of Tim Burton's "Batman Returns", including (mostly) everything from the lighting of Gotham's Christmas tree to the final march of the Penguin. Cat got your tongue-in-cheek humor? We'll keep milking our Batman puns right to the very end. We'll even throw in a horrible Christopher Walken impression and a Rocket Man parody, just to keep it lively. Want more shock value in the future? Part 1 of Episode 3 releases in just one week, 11/20! Yes, we're going weekly all the...


Tim Burton's Batman Returns Episode 2 Part 2

In episode 2 part 2, we get cat scratch fever for the second act of Tim Burton’s “Batman Returns”. Snoot biting mayoral candidates? We nose them. Salvation by kitty litter? We has it. Keaton brooding over News coverage? It wouldn't be Batman without bad bro brooding! Come along with us from the introduction of the Penguin to the public, to the Gotham Christmas tree lighting, by means of a falling Ice Queen's cold, dead body. Super sick! Want more? Wheh, wheh, wheh! Sorry, bad penguin...


Tim Burton's Batman Returns Episode 2 Part 1

In episode two part one, we take a deep dive into the darkness with our film review of Tim Burton’s “Batman Returns”. In almost a self-sacrificing length of time, we’ll batarang you through every emo-glittered tapestry, up to Selena’s Bad Fur Day. Trust us, she doesn’t handle it well. Want more? Purrrfect. We’ll be back October 30th with part two!


Kevin Smith's Tusk Episode 1 Part 3

Look at you! You survived our first full episode in three parts. All things considered, we thought you would have forgotten about us and all the smarts we have to share. Let our third act smackdown review commence! If you're not lost at sea, join us for Wallace's rescue ... sort of ... with a little help from his friends. But before then, you'll have to endure scenes of Wallace's pre-trauma past, a final stop to meet the Yoga Hosers, and a boss battle to end all boss battles. Endure the...


Kevin Smith’s Tusk Episode 1 Part 2

Thankfully, we held back the barf long enough to continue reviewing this part of the film. Everyone has their "butterfly" moment when they find their whole life changed. For Wallace, butterflies can hardly describe the transition he has been undergoing. Do you have a spirit animal, dear Applauder? Well, here's to a healthy amount of restraint in forcing others to endure your whiskered beast inside. This episode has references to on-screen acts of a sexual nature. And you should absolutely...


Kevin Smith’s Tusk Episode 1 Part 1

Hey girl, get caught up! If you haven't yet heard Episode 1, then here's our film review and hunt down of factoids. Join us for dinner and dress-up as we tear into the first act of Kevin Smith's "Tusk"! We invite you to waltz into the life of Wallace, a shock-podder with straight up character fatigue, as he struts his statehood up north to investigate the whereabouts of the mysterious one-legged "Kill Bill Kid". Will Wallace find his own voice or lose it in your iTunes Shuffle? Play on,...