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14 - Halloweentown

10/25/2017
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Have you ever realized how the Disney Channel Original Movie, Halloweentown, is basically a complete remake of Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope? You will after listening to this podcast, because we obviously can't go more than 30 minutes without talking about Star Wars. Sorry, not sorry. You know that it's playing 24/7 on the Disney Channel right now, so go give it a watch and then give us a listen! Show Notes: Halloween Town Drinking GamePlease leave us a rating or review on...

Duration: 00:47:48


Episode starwarsreturnofthejedi: 13 - Star Wars Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

7/21/2017
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Hot takes alert! In our episode about Return of the Jedi, Laura and Jared get controversial; Yoda is a bad mentor, Ghost Hayden Christiansen is one of the best edits George Lucas made to the original trilogy, the new Ewok song is far better than the Yub-Yub song, and Bobba Fett still sucks. We also discuss themes of destiny, redemption, and why the hell did they stop writing funny lines for Carrie Fisher? Show Notes: Please leave us a rating or review on iTunes!Original EndingThe New and...

Duration: 02:07:19


12 - Hedwig and the Angry Inch

5/18/2017
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In this week's episode, Laura and Jared switch things up by reviewing a Broadway musical, Hedwig and the Angry Inch. This glam rock musical is ripe with themes of self-identity, power, and the search for completion, as well as a pretty kick ass soundtrack! So get over your disappointment that this musical isn't about Harry Potter's owl eating a fiery worm and give this incredible musical, and our discussion of it, a listen! Show Notes: Please leave us a rating or review on iTunes!Official...

Duration: 01:01:58


11 - Robin Hood Prince of Thieves Trivia

3/29/2017
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In our most meaningful episode yet we take time to share some quotes from stories that have made an impact on the way we see the world, we share four (4!!) pieces of fan mail, and Laura beats Jared at trivia again. Sorry for spoiling that but at this point you should be expecting it. Next time we will be discussing the musical 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch', which apparently has nothing to do with Harry Potter! Check it out on YouTube now so you can be caught up for our episode!...

Duration: 01:14:04


7 - Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back Part 1

1/20/2017
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In this episode, which covers the first two acts of Empire Strikes Back, Jared and Laura pick up where they left off with A New Hope: gushing about Princess Leia. We rave about the snappy first act, discuss the convoluted and slow, but still entertaining second act, bask in one of the greatest romances in the galaxy (although they might want to think twice about having kids), and Jared goes on a whiskey-fueled rant about Boba Fett fans. This episode is sponsored by the Maury Show, but for...

Duration: 02:18:47


6 - A Muppet Christmas Carol Trivia

1/10/2017
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Your lovely hosts pour one out for Carrie Fisher, discuss holiday movie traditions, and give you a few story recommendations to get 2017 off to a good start. Jared gets a chance to flex his Muppet knowledge muscles: will redemption be his or shall Laura extend her streak of dominance? Show Notes: Please leave us a rating or review on iTunes!Official Narrative Imperative Rankings, Actor MVP Awards, and Jared's Official List of Best and Worst CriersAmy's favorite joke!Tobey Maguire is a bad...

Duration: 00:35:04


4 - 10 Things I Hate About You Trivia Show

12/12/2016
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Tune in to see if Laura can extend her streak of being much smarter than Jared by another episode! A short mailbag session is followed by the announcement of next episodes movie and the identity of our first guest star! Show Notes: Please leave us a rating or review on iTunes!Official Narrative Imperative Rankings and Actor MVP AwardsTV Tropes - Jerk with a Heart of Gold (Thanks, Jane!)

Duration: 00:15:18