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Join Antonicus Maximus (Anthony to his friends) and John Soares as they embark on a top to bottom retrospective on every single episode of the classic detective show "Columbo," starring Peter Falk. They'll go into every guest star, every step of the investigation and their personal thoughts on each crime and arrest. And just one more thing! Don't forget to rate, review and subscribe to us on your favorite podcatcher and follow us on twitter: The Ludic Lounge: @LudicLounge Antonicus: @RojoLoco44 John: @just_john_0891 Or feel free to email us: theludiclounge@gmail.com

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Join Antonicus Maximus (Anthony to his friends) and John Soares as they embark on a top to bottom retrospective on every single episode of the classic detective show "Columbo," starring Peter Falk. They'll go into every guest star, every step of the investigation and their personal thoughts on each crime and arrest. And just one more thing! Don't forget to rate, review and subscribe to us on your favorite podcatcher and follow us on twitter: The Ludic Lounge: @LudicLounge Antonicus: @RojoLoco44 John: @just_john_0891 Or feel free to email us: theludiclounge@gmail.com

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English


Episodes

Episode 18 - Lovely but Lethal

9/15/2021
We're Back! This week on the Columbo Files! John and Antonicus (Anthony to his friends) get into Columbo's Season 3 opener, "Lovely but Lethal." This week, the boys discuss the new cast, including Vera Miles as this week's murderer and supporting cast including Martin Sheen & Vincent Price, among others. In the standard three act breakdown, the boys discuss what they consider to be one of the mid range episodes in the Columbo Canon. Follow us on Twitter: The Ludic Lounge: @LudicLounge Antonicus: @RojoLoco44 John: @just_john_0891 Or feel free to email us: theludiclounge@gmail.com

Duration:01:45:30

File Management - A Ludic Update

5/10/2021
This week on the Columbo Files! John (on behalf of Antonicus) gives a brief update on why they've been away for so long! Remember, friends: Life finds a way. But sometimes it gets IN the way. We'll be back before you know it!

Duration:00:03:13

File Management - Ranking Season 2's Episodes

3/4/2021
This week on the Columbo Files: John and Antonicus (Anthony to his friends) do some file management when they give their Season 2 rankings! Follow us on Twitter: The Ludic Lounge: @LudicLounge Antonicus: @RojoLoco44 John: @just_john_0891 Or feel free to email us: theludiclounge@gmail.com

Duration:00:39:52

Episode 17 - Double Shock

2/11/2021
This week on the Columbo Files! John and Antonicus (Anthony to his friends) get into 1973's "Double Shock." This week, the boys discuss the new cast, including Martin Landau as this week's murderer and supporting cast including Julie Newmar, Jeanette Nolan, Tim O’Connor & Paul Stewart. In the standard three act breakdown, the boys discuss what they consider to be one of the better episodes in the Columbo Canon. Follow us on Twitter: The Ludic Lounge: @LudicLounge Antonicus: @RojoLoco44 John: @just_john_0891 Or feel free to email us: theludiclounge@gmail.com

Duration:01:35:04

Episode 16 - The Most Dangerous Match

1/21/2021
This week on the Columbo Files! John and Antonicus (Anthony to his friends) get into 1973's "A Stitch in Crime." This week, the boys discuss the new cast, including Laurence Harvey as this week's murderer and supporting cast including Jack Kruschen, Lloyd Bochner, and Heidi Bruhl . In the standard three act breakdown, the boys discuss what they consider to be one of the more middle of the road episodes in the Columbo Canon. Follow us on Twitter: The Ludic Lounge: @LudicLounge Antonicus: @RojoLoco44 John: @just_john_0891 Or feel free to email us: theludiclounge@gmail.com

Duration:01:37:02

Episode 15 - A Stitch in Crime

12/24/2020
This week on the Columbo Files! John and Antonicus (Anthony to his friends) get into 1973's "A Stitch in Crime." This week, the boys discuss the new cast, including Leonard Nimoy as this week's murderer, returning guest star Anne Francis, and supporting cast including Will Geer, Nina Talbot and Jared Martin. In the standard three act breakdown, the boys discuss what they consider to be one of the stone cold classics in the Columbo Canon. Follow us on Twitter: The Ludic Lounge: @LudicLounge Antonicus: @RojoLoco44 John: @just_john_0891 Or feel free to email us: theludiclounge@gmail.com

Duration:01:51:05

Episode 14 - Requiem for a Falling Star

12/10/2020
This week on the Columbo Files! John and Antonicus (Anthony to his friends) return from their holiday break and get into 1973's "Requiem for a Falling Star." This week, the boys discuss guest stars Anne Baxter, Mel Ferrer, Pippa Scott, Kevin McCarthy and Frank Converse. They discuss how the episode works in the Columbo Files' standard three act breakdown, ultimately giving them one of the more memorable episodes in Columbo history. Follow us on Twitter: The Ludic Lounge: @LudicLounge Antonicus: @RojoLoco44 John: @just_john_0891 Or feel free to email us: theludiclounge@gmail.com

Duration:01:30:07

Episode 13 - Dagger of the Mind

11/27/2020
This week on the Columbo Files! John and Antonicus (Anthony to his friends) go across the pond to get into 1972's "Dagger of the Mind." This week, the boys discuss guest stars Richard Basehart, Honor Blackman, Bernard Fox, Wilfrid Hyde-White, and John Williams (not that one). They discuss how the episode works in the Columbo Files' standard three act breakdown, ultimately giving them one of the more flawed episodes in Columbo history. Follow us on Twitter: The Ludic Lounge: @LudicLounge Antonicus: @RojoLoco44 John: @just_john_0891 Or feel free to email us: theludiclounge@gmail.com

Duration:01:58:20

Episode 12 - The Most Crucial Game

11/19/2020
This week on the Columbo Files! John and Antonicus (Anthony to his friends) get into 1972's "The Most Crucial Game." This week, the boys discuss returning guest star Robert Culp (and his mustache), Dean Stockwell, Dean Jagger, Susan Howard, Valerie Harper, James Gregory (another return to the show). They discuss how the episode works in the Columbo Files' standard three act breakdown, ultimately giving them one of the more memorable, if flawed episodes in Columbo history. Follow us on Twitter: The Ludic Lounge: @LudicLounge Antonicus: @RojoLoco44 John: @just_john_0891 Or feel free to email us: theludiclounge@gmail.com

Duration:01:37:01

Episode 11 - The Greenhouse Jungle

11/12/2020
This week on the Columbo Files! John and Antonicus (Anthony to his friends) get into 1972's Season 2 episode "The Greenhouse Jungle,." This week, the boys discuss guest stars Ray Milland (returning to Columbo), Bob Dishy, Bradford Dillman, Sandra Smith, and William Smith. They discuss how the episode works in the Columbo Files' standard three act breakdown, ultimately giving them one of the better episodes in Columbo history. Follow us on Twitter: The Ludic Lounge: @LudicLounge Antonicus: @RojoLoco44 John: @just_john_0891 Or feel free to email us: theludiclounge@gmail.com

Duration:01:34:10

Episode 10 - Étude in Black

11/5/2020
This week on the Columbo Files! John and Antonicus (Anthony to his friends) get into 1972's Season 2 opening "Étude in Black,." They John Cassavetes, Blythe Danner, Mryna Loy, Anjanette Comer, James Olson, the first appearance of Dog, Columbo's canine companion, and a small cameo by Pat Morita! They discuss how the episode works in the Columbo Files' standard three act breakdown, ultimately giving them one of the all time classics in Columbo history. Follow us on Twitter: The Ludic Lounge: @LudicLounge Antonicus: @RojoLoco44 John: @just_john_0891 Or feel free to email us: theludiclounge@gmail.com

Duration:01:52:36

File Management: Ranking Season 1's Episodes

10/29/2020
This Week in the Columbo Files! John and Antonicus (Anthony to his friends) give their rankings of the Season One episodes! Follow us on Twitter: The Ludic Lounge: @LudicLounge Antonicus: @RojoLoco44 John: @just_john_0891 Or feel free to email us: theludiclounge@gmail.com

Duration:00:43:33

File Management: Peter Falk

10/22/2020
This Week in the Columbo Files! John and Antonicus (Anthony to his friends) do a deep dive into the career of our beloved star, Peter Falk. Follow us on Twitter: The Ludic Lounge: @LudicLounge Antonicus: @RojoLoco44 John: @just_john_0891 Or feel free to email us: theludiclounge@gmail.com

Duration:00:57:52

Episode 9 - Blueprint for Murder

10/15/2020
This week on the Columbo Files! John and Antonicus (Anthony to his friends) get into 1972's "Blueprint for Murder," the Season 1 finale directed by Peter Falk himself! They discuss the history behind this episode's legendary cast and crew, with Patrick O'Neal, Forrest Tucker, Janis Paige, and Pamela Austin. They discuss how the episode works for them in some regard, but ultimately ends up as a competent but not exactly outstanding episode for them in the Columbo Files' standard three act breakdown. Follow us on Twitter: The Ludic Lounge: @LudicLounge Antonicus: @RojoLoco44 John: @just_john_0891 Or feel free to email us: theludiclounge@gmail.com

Duration:01:38:11

Episode 8 - Short Fuse

10/8/2020
This week on the Columbo Files! John and Antonicus (Anthony to his friends), as they dive into 1972's "Short Fuse." They discuss the history behind this episode's legendary cast and crew, with Roddy McDowall, Ida Lupino, James Gregory, William Windom, & Anne Francis. They discuss how the majority of this episode falls flat for them in the Columbo Files' standard three act breakdown. Follow us on Twitter: The Ludic Lounge: @LudicLounge Antonicus: @RojoLoco44 John: @just_john_0891 Or feel free to email us: theludiclounge@gmail.com

Duration:01:35:55

Episode 7 - Lady in Waiting

10/1/2020
This week on the Columbo Files! John and Antonicus (Anthony to his friends), as they dive into 1971's "Lady in Waiting." They discuss the history behind this episode's legendary cast and crew, with Susan Clark, Richard Anderson, and Leslie Nielsen. They discuss how the events of this episode in the Columbo Files' standard three act breakdown, and how this episode quietly becomes one of the show's best episodes so far. Follow us on Twitter: The Ludic Lounge: @LudicLounge Antonicus: @RojoLoco44 John: @just_john_0891 Or feel free to email us: theludiclounge@gmail.com

Duration:01:44:26

Episode 6 - Suitable For Framing

9/24/2020
This week on the Columbo Files! John and Antonicus (Anthony to his friends), as they dive into 1971's "Suitable For Framing." They discuss the history behind this episode's legendary cast and crew, with Ross Martin, Kim Hunter and Don Ameche. They discuss how the events of this episode bring the show back into form this week in the Columbo Files' standard three act breakdown. Follow us on Twitter: The Ludic Lounge: @LudicLounge Antonicus: @RojoLoco44 John: @just_john_0891 Or feel free to email us: theludiclounge@gmail.com

Duration:01:37:52

Episode 5 - Dead Weight

9/17/2020
This week on the Columbo Files! John and Antonicus (Anthony to his friends), as they dive into the 1971's "Dead Weight." They discuss the history behind this episode's legendary cast and crew, with Eddie Albert and Suzanne Pleshette. They discuss how the events of this episode ultimately fall flat this week in Columbo Files standard three act breakdown. Follow us on Twitter: The Ludic Lounge: @LudicLounge Antonicus: @RojoLoco44 John: @just_john_0891 Or feel free to email us: theludiclounge@gmail.com

Duration:01:29:44

Episode 4 - Death Lends a Hand

9/10/2020
This week on the Columbo Files! John and Antonicus (Anthony to his friends), as they dive into the second series episode, 1971's "Death Lends a hand." They discuss the history behind this episode's legendary cast and crew, notably frequent guest star Robert Culp, and discuss the the events of the episode in their three act breakdown. Follow us on Twitter: The Ludic Lounge: @LudicLounge Antonicus: @RojoLoco44 John: @just_john_0891 Or feel free to email us: theludiclounge@gmail.com

Duration:01:43:12

Episode 3 - Murder by the Book

9/3/2020
This week on the Columbo Files! John and Antonicus (Anthony to his friends), as they dive into the first official episode, 1971's "Murder by the Book." They discuss the history behind this episode's legendary cast and crew, including a young Steven Spielberg, compare Peter Falk's performance with what they've seen so far, and discuss the the events of the episode in their three act breakdown. Follow us on Twitter: The Ludic Lounge: @LudicLounge Antonicus: @RojoLoco44 John: @just_john_0891 Or feel free to email us: theludiclounge@gmail.com

Duration:01:46:04