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Two idiots who decided to start a podcast because we were bored and like talking about movies and tv and stuff. We'll try to keep it interesting and fun! Promise!

Two idiots who decided to start a podcast because we were bored and like talking about movies and tv and stuff. We'll try to keep it interesting and fun! Promise!
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United States

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Two idiots who decided to start a podcast because we were bored and like talking about movies and tv and stuff. We'll try to keep it interesting and fun! Promise!

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English

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8062823972


Episodes

Back Down to Earth with Spider-Man Far From Home

7/11/2019
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The official end of Marvel's Infinity Saga is upon us in the form of Spider-Man: Far From Home. We're back to more character focused tales after the sprawling universe-defining Avengers: Endgame. Does it work? Will people still care about a smaller story? Why did Jake Gyllenhaal agree to do this movie??? Join Ben and Erik as they ask those very questions and do their best to answer them. Then they highlight a couple of songs that make bus rides feel magical and really bring out the summer...

Duration:01:18:17

OM 40 - Found Family, Queer Love and Spaceships

6/27/2019
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Hello and welcome to a very special Pride Month episode of Officially Medial! To celebrate, the boys are talking about Tillie Walden's incredible queer romance/sci-fi tale, "On A Sunbeam". Listen as the boys talk about love, war, and fox spirits! Then, during Music Time, Erik talks about a movie score he has been loving lately and Ben brings a comedy track that reminds him of his high school days. And stay tuned 'til the end when a heart-warming animated show and rhythm based video game get...

Duration:01:07:37

OM 39 - We're Doing It. We're Talking About Game of Thrones

6/13/2019
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Game of Thrones just ended and boy do Erik and Ben have some opinions about it. Tune in to listen to them talk about the highs and lows of the last season while also examining the show as a whole and trying to figure out where it will land in the annals of television history. And then keep listening to hear a Pride-related music pick and a pop-star returning to form. The boys close out the episode by recommending two more tv shows that have, in some regard, helped wash out the bad taste that...

Duration:01:20:40

OM 38 - They Finally Made a Good Video Game Movie! (w/ Mike and Michele of Killer Tofu)

5/24/2019
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Have you heard about Detective Pikachu? You know, the movie where Ryan Reynolds voices the titular Pikachu and he solves a mystery? Well guess what? It is somehow pretty great. So great, in fact, that we needed to call in our friends Mike and Michele (from the fantastic podcast Killer Tofu!) to help us talk about it. It's a fantastically good time. And stick around to hear us talk about indie music, prominent Tik Tok tracks, and Norwegian pop stars before recommending recently ended tv...

Duration:01:11:59

OM 37 - Breaking Down the Endgame

5/9/2019
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After 10+ years and 22 movies, the Infinity Saga comes to a close with Avengers: Endgame. It's a doozy of a movie and that deserves a doozy of a podcast breakdown and Ben and Erik, uh, kind of deliver. Join them as they break down what worked, what didn't, and what made them stoked out of their damn minds! Then, during Music Time, they talk about two female artists who are blowing up right now before ending with a movie and tv comedy recommendation. Don't miss a second or they'll call your...

Duration:01:32:03

OM 36 - MCU Month Pt. 2: The Avengers

4/25/2019
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It's time for the thrilling conclusion of Officially Medial's MCU Month! And we're going out in style with the first movie that brought all of these characters together, The Avengers. Does it hold up? Does it still feel as innovative today as it did back in 2012? Tune in to find out! Then we talk about some brilliant pop tunes in Music Time before finishing up with a Netflix recommendation and *another* Marvel movie??? Wow. Intro/Outro music: The Long Hike by Louie Zong...

Duration:01:03:25

OM 35 - MCU Month Pt. 1: Iron Man

4/11/2019
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Welcome to April, friends! Avengers: Endgame will quickly be upon us so Ben and Erik decided to spend this month looking back at a couple of movies that were very formative to what the MCU would ultimately become. They kick it off with Iron Man! Listen to see if it still holds up in the eyes of our hosts! Then they spend some time talking about love songs and pop jams before finishing up recommending a deep diving podcast and a hilarious tv show. Get into it! Intro and outro music: "The Long...

Duration:01:11:00

OM 34 - What Happened to Us?

3/28/2019
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Jordan Peele just released a new horror movie called Us so you know that Ben and Erik were going to go check it out. Is it good? Could it possibly live up to the hype surrounding it following Peele's first movie, Get Out? Tune in to listen to the boys as they share their thoughts. Afterwards, Erik shares a new song from his favorite folk duo and Ben recommends something a little punky for Music Time. Then they talk about a returning tv show and an author to close out the show. You don't want...

Duration:01:01:22

OM 33 - O Captain! My Captain!

3/14/2019
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It's March so you know what that means! It's blockbuster season baby! Join Erik and Ben as they talk about the movie kicking it off - Captain Marvel. And stay tuned to hear Ben talk about an indie rock song he loves and Erik discuss a movie soundtrack that moved him quite a bit. Then they finish up by recommending another space movie and a brand new streaming tv show! You don't want to miss it! Intro/Outro music courtesy of Louie Zong louiezong.bandcamp.com Please rate and review us on Apple...

Duration:01:18:32

OM 32 -Q&A Day!

2/28/2019
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Ben and Erik have been wanting to do a question and answer episode of their podcast for ages so they're finally just going to do it, okay? Listen to them talk about childhood tv crushes, how they met, what they think about streaming platforms, and many many other things - arguably too many things actually. Like this is a much longer episode than normal because they answered so many. This may have been a mistake. Oh well!

Duration:01:46:50

OM 31 - We're Worried About the Oscars

2/14/2019
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The Academy Awards are in ten days and the boys are getting a liiiiittle nervous about who the Academy might be giving Oscars to. Tune in to hear them break down the "big" categories and talk about who is likely to win versus who they want to win. Then, after talking about some new music for Music Time, hear Ben talk about a show he's been catching up on before Erik recommends a sequel of sorts to a previous recommendation. This episode really has it all, huh? Into and outro music: "The Long...

Duration:01:26:38

OM 30 - We Watched The Watchmen

1/31/2019
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Did you know that HBO is about to release a show based loosely on Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' seminal work, Watchmen? Did you also know that there was already an adaptation made by Zack Snyder back in 2009? You did? Wow, maybe *you* should be hosting this podcast! Well, Ben and Erik decided to revisit the latter in anticipation of the former and, boy, is it...something. Tune in to find out just how much something it was. Then they talk about scores they've been enjoying for Music Time and...

Duration:01:02:59

OM 29 - Best of 2018

1/17/2019
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It's finally 2019 and what better way is there to start the year than looking at the one we just left? So Ben and Erik did what they do best and ranked the best of just about everything they consumed in 2018. Come along and see what they liked and *really* liked. Sounds fun, right? RIGHT?! Intro and outro music: The Long Hike by Louie Zong louiezong.bandcamp.com

Duration:01:30:05

OM 28 - A Destruction That Calls Itself Truth

12/27/2018
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We're back with our final episode of 2018 and boy is it a doozy! First off, Ben and Erik talk about their experiences growing up Evangelical as it relates to Joel Edgerton's terrific and heartbreaking new movie, Boy Erased. Then they talk about subversive pop songs and cozy winter favorites for Music Time before finishing strong with another movie that Erik loved and a video game that is taking Ben back to his roots. Go listen! Support Louie Zong: louiezong.bandcamp.com

Duration:01:04:48

OM 27 - A Quasi-Christmas Party

12/14/2018
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Ho ho ho! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! This week we have a very special almost-entirely-Christmas themed episode! We talk about our favorite holiday songs and our favorite holiday media. But before that, we dive deep into the amazing documentary, Mind the Gap. Nothing goes together better than evergreen trees, snow, presents, Santa Claus, and SKATEBOARDING. You won't want to miss it! Intro music provided by Louie Zong. Find more of his music at louiezong.bandcamp.com

Duration:01:07:52

OM 26 - On Wildlife and Broken Homes

11/29/2018
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Paul Dano has directed one of the best films of the year and this week we talk all about it. Wildlife is about a marriage and a family falling apart in real time. We both have some experience in this department so it should come as no surprise that this episode is one of our most personal to date. Then, to lighten the mood, Erik talks about one of his favorite fall artists and a documentary he loved and Ben brings a shiny new super group to the table along with a comic he enjoyed!

Duration:01:12:30

OM 25 - It Turns Out Family Was The Scariest Thing All Along

11/15/2018
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Happy November everyone! We're back with another banging episode of Officially Medial! This week we talk about the hot new Netflix show, The Haunting of Hill House. Then we bring our favorite pop singer and a brand-new UK artist to Music Time. Finally, Ben recommends his favorite video game based party game and Erik brings a book that has moved him deeply. It's pretty good! Give it a listen, won't you? Opening and closing heme music provided by Louie Zong -https://louiezong.bandcamp.com

Duration:01:00:13

OM 24 - This Is Halloween Part 2!

10/25/2018
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We're back just like we promised! See? We're totally trustworthy. This week we're talking about the newly released sequel to Halloween called, uh, Halloween. That can't be right. Let me check my papers. Huh. No, that's right. Well anyway, join Erik and Ben as they break down what they loved about the movie and how it cleverly subverts and builds on the original source material. Then stick around for some Music Time before the boys talk about a new video game and a funny tv show! Wow! This...

Duration:00:57:59

OM 23 - This Is Halloween! (Part One)

10/10/2018
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Welcome to Spooky Month where Erik and Ben will be your guides! This time we're talking about John Carpenter's classic slasher flick, Halloween. Does it still hold up? Is it scary? Did it give Ben nightmares since he's such a weenie? Listen to find out! And stick around for the debut of a new segment before we recommend the latest and greatest new Netflix show along with a great read. You won't want to miss it! "The Long Hike" provided by Louie Zong...

Duration:00:50:37

OM 22 - The Grim Adventures of Nicholas Cage & Mandy

9/27/2018
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Aaaaaaaaand we're back! After a month away we're here to talk about the truly insane new Nicholas Cage movie, Mandy. Listen as we struggle to put into words what exactly the experience was like! Then we take some time to recommend a new Netflix show and a video game. Make sure to stick around to the end for an exciting (we think) announcement!

Duration:00:44:01