The Test of Time-logo

The Test of Time

Media & Entertainment Podcasts >

More Information


Episode 120: Halloween

Forty years ago, the world was introduced to one of horror's most iconic masked murderers... Michael Myers. With a new sequel hitting theaters, special guest Bruce Edwards joins us to talk about embarrassingly quick sex, a psychiatrist who’s a huge jerk, and how a guy who spent most of his life in an asylum knows how to drive and pump gas. In the end, we find out if 1978’s Halloween stands the Test of Time. Logo by Courtney Enos-Robertson Theme song by Jon Martinez Get your Test of...


Episode 119: Rudy

A pint-sized Midwesterner has one simple—but nearly impossible—dream: to play football at the University of Notre Dame. This week, we get confused by Rudy’s real name, we see the death of his best friend coming from a mile away, and we ponder the awkwardness of a woman dating two brothers. We also discuss the latest trouble in the DC Extended Universe before finding out if 1993’s Rudy stands the Test of Time. Logo by Courtney Enos-Robertson Theme song by Jon Martinez Get your Test of...


Episode 118: Look Who's Talking

Kirstie Alley plays a single mom who’s unlucky in love, John Travolta plays a loveable loser, and Bruce Willis is… the voice of a lovely little baby. This week, we ask if anyone does lamaze anymore, we wonder if babies are actually telepathic, and we do horrible Joan Rivers impressions. We also reveal which movies we'll be talking about live at this year's Nick's Marathon, before finding out if 1989’s Look Who’s Talking stands the Test of Time. Logo by Courtney Enos-Robertson Theme...


Episode 117: Night of the Living Dead

The zombie genre that we know and love today got its start with George A. Romero’s Night of the Living Dead. As the movie celebrates its 50th anniversary, special guest Bruce Edwards joins us to talk about the difference between cellars and basements, the timeless misuse of the word “literally,” and the trouble with zombies who don't look like zombies. In the end, we find out if 1968's Night of the Living Dead stands the Test of Time. Logo by Courtney Enos-Robertson Theme song by Jon...


Episode 116: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Three gunslingers search for hidden Confederate gold in the iconic spaghetti western, The Good, The Bad and The Ugly. This week, special guest Nathaniel Gold joins us as we discuss a movie with a dialogue-free opening—just like Wall-E, a theme song that’s kind of the star, and the stupidest question a would-be torturer could possibly ask. We also contemplate the proper syntax of hanged vs. hung before finding out if The Good, The Bad and The Ugly stands the Test of Time. Logo by Courtney...


Episode 115: Predator

A ruthless and well-camouflaged alien visits Earth to go hunting. But has it met its match when it tries to best Arnold Schwarzenegger? As the Predator franchise is rebooted once again, we come up with names for future sequels, discuss tough guy jungle shaving, and reveal what this movie has in common with Mike Tyson's Punch Out. Then we GET TO DA CHOPPA as we find out if 1987’s Predator stands the Test of Time. Logo by Courtney Enos-Robertson Theme song by Jon Martinez Get your Test...


Episode 114: Footloose

In 1984's Footloose, Kevin Bacon plays the new kid in a small town, where dancing and music have been banned. Special guest Adam Pincas returns to the podcast for a lot of singing (of course), an epic game of Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, and a healthy debate about the merits of angry dancing. And 114 episodes in, we have a Test of Time first. Join us as we kick off our Sunday shoes and find out if Footloose stands the Test of Time. Logo by Courtney Enos-Robertson Theme song by Jon...


Episode 113: Air Force One

Harrison Ford plays a U.S. President whose plane is taken over by Russian separatists. But this President is no mere hostage—he’s fighting back against the bad guys! This week, we discuss the lessons learned from skydiving, our hatred of fax machines, and when you just shouldn't bother putting on your dictator's uniform. We also go on tangents about ALF, Good Burger, and the Paris Hilton sex tape as we wrap up our 1990's Airplane Hijacking Trilogy and find out if Air Force One stands the...


Episode 112: Executive Decision

In 1996's Executive Decision, Kurt Russell leads a commando unit as it boards a hijacked plane… in mid-air! Join us for the second episode of our 1990's Airplane Hijacking Trilogy, as we chat about the Hollywood studio that traded a future Oscar winner for this movie, on-screen text that insults your intelligence, and how action star Steven Seagal sees very little action. In the end, we decide if Executive Decision stands the Test of Time. Logo by Courtney Enos-Robertson Theme song by...


Episode 111: Passenger 57

Wesley Snipes plays an anti-terroism expert who just so happens to board a plane with an international terrorist in the 1992 movie, Passenger 57. In the first episode of our 1990’s Airplane Hijacking Trilogy, we discuss a villain who surgically changes his face but keeps his mullet, an airline that upgrades a terrorist but not their new Vice President, and a one-liner that's memorable but is actually awful advice. We also talk about the cast of Star Wars Episode IX before finding out if...


Episode 110: Mannequin

It’s a classic tale: boy meets mannequin. Mannequin comes to life. Boy and mannequin fall in love. Mannequin helps boy achieve career success. Boy’s jilted ex-girlfriend kidnaps and tries to destroy mannequin. Mannequin becomes a real girl and lives happily ever after with boy. This week, we chat about the 1987 movie Mannequin, where the ancient Egyptian curse that drives the plot isn't explained at all, the female lead almost murders her love interest, and the only thing that determines a...


Episode 109: The Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank Redemption was a flop when it was first released in theaters, but it's now the top rated movie on IMDb. Special guest "Andrew" Mehler joins us as we discuss who would play old man Brooks in a Shawshank remake, the best video rental store in Fort Lauderdale, and the business model of Red's prison smuggling operation. We also chat about 4D movies and the best Stephen King adaptations before being obtuse enough to ask if The Shawshank Redemption stands the Test of Time. Logo...


Episode 108: Scent of a Woman

Al Pacino plays a blind, retired soldier who's determined to experience life’s greatest pleasures before killing himself in the 1992 movie, Scent of a Woman. This week, we’re joined by special guest Eddie Perez-Cortes for a conversation about how this movie can impress the ladies at fraternity formals (or not), why you shouldn't let a suicidal blind man drive a car, and if it's worse to be rude to a family member or a stranger. In the end, we find out if Scent of a Woman stands the Test of...


Episode 107: The Truman Show

Jim Carrey proved that he was more than just a comedy actor with his turn as an unwitting reality star in the 1998 movie, The Truman Show. This week, we chat about some very strange behavior, like crossing your fingers on your wedding day, holding a six-pack of beer next to your face, and watching an obscene amount of television from the bathtub. And that's before we even get into The Truman Show Delusion, a real life condition where people don't believe in real life. Plus James tells the...


Episode 106: There's Something About Mary

In 1998, there was something about There’s Something About Mary that propelled Ben Stiller and Cameron Diaz to the A-list. As we chat about the movie, we discuss the bizarre layout of Mary's house, which Dillon brother is more famous, and the very real fear of getting "caught" in your zipper. Plus Alan describes a very Ted-like moment when he met Cameron Diaz in person, and we ponder the promotion of the next Spider-Man movie before deciding if There's Something About Mary stands the Test...


Episode 105: Armageddon

In 1998's second movie about the end of the world, humanity can only be saved by Bruce Willis, Ben Affleck... and the music of Aerosmith. This week, we're talking about Armageddon, a flick that's heavy on emotional manipulation and meteor showers that only hit major cities (thanks, Michael Bay!) We also discuss the Tunguska event, if space dementia is real, and how this movie ruined animal crackers forever. You don't want to miss a thing (#sorrynotsorry) as we find out if Armageddon stands...


Episode 104: Deep Impact

Twenty years ago, we were graced with two movies, released just months apart, about celestial objects threatening to end life as we know it on Earth. The first, Deep Impact, explores how the U.S. President, a group of astronauts, a news reporter, and a horny teenager respond to the crisis. In our chat about the movie, we discuss rampant MSNBC product placement, terrible parenting decisions, and a total disregard for saving women and children first. We also ponder what would happen if a...


Episode 103: Jurassic Park

An adventure 65 million years—and 103 podcast episodes—in the making. Jurassic Park is the movie that made dinosaurs cool, put Laura Dern in a whole lotta denim, killed Samuel L. Jackson off-screen, and turned Jeff Goldblum into... a sex symbol? We also discuss the movie's lame original ending, and why 1993 was a great year for Michael Crichton but an amazing/awful year for Steven Spielberg. Hold on to your butts as we find out if Jurassic Park stands the Test of Time. Logo by...


Episode 102: The Kentucky Fried Movie

Before Animal House and The Blues Brothers, John Landis directed the 1977 independent comedy, The Kentucky Fried Movie. As we chat about a flick that's filled with wordplay and gratuitous nudity, James gets sepia confused with black and white, Alan reveals what he would name his first studio album, and we both admit that we know nothing about Leave it to Beaver. We draw parallels between this film and Saturday Night Live, The Onion, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Die Hard with a Vengeance (?), and...


Episode 101: Ocean's Eleven

George Clooney leads a team of Hollywood’s hottest actors in the 2001 heist flick, Ocean's Eleven. This week, we talk about the actor with an extremely punchable face, movies that could be gender-flipped in the future, and we try (unsuccessfully) to name all the members of the Rat Pack. Plus, we break the record for the most number of times the word "cool" is said in a single podcast as we find out if 2001's Ocean's Eleven stands the Test of Time. Logo by Courtney Enos-Robertson Theme...