The Worst of All Possible Worlds
53 - Alien (feat. Jeff Ronan)

53 - Alien (feat. Jeff Ronan)

September 21, 2022

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Jeff Ronan (And Almost Starring…) joins the lads on the deck of the Nostromo as they battle xenomorphs and the specter of capitalism in Ridley Scott’s 1979 horror masterwork: Alien. Topics include H.R. Giger’s uncannily horny designs, Ripley’s place amongst the greatest action heroes of all time, and the pros and cons of bringing a cat to an alien fight.

And Almost Starring…
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/and-almost-starring/id1516186984

And Almost Starring…Patreon
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A.J.’s Episode of And Almost Starring…: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-95-scott-pilgrim-vs-the-world-w-aj-ditty/id1516186984?i=1000580014723

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Theme by Brendan Dalton
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https://brendandalton.bandcamp.com

Media Referenced In This Episode:
“Screen: ‘Alien’ Brings Chills From the Far Galaxy: A Gothic Set in Space” by Vincent Canby
https://www.nytimes.com/1979/05/25/archives/screen-alien-brings-chills-from-the-far-galaxya-gothic-set-in-space.html

The Variety Alien review:
https://variety.com/1978/film/reviews/alien-1200424551/

Special thanks to David Armstrong for providing the voice of Sir John Hurt

52 - This Present Darkness (feat. Scott Benson)

52 - This Present Darkness (feat. Scott Benson)

September 14, 2022

Scott Benson (Night In the Woods) joins the lads in demonic combat as they battle the evils of satanic prophecy and New Age philosophy in Frank E. Peretti’s sophomoric superhit: This Present Darkness. Topics include the evils of carnivals, Peretti’s truly vile prose, and the lasting ramifications of This Present Darkness on the modern Christian fiction landscape.

Scott’s Socials:
Twitter: @bombsfall
Instagram: @bombsfall

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Theme by Brendan Dalton
www.brendan-dalton.com
https://brendandalton.bandcamp.com

Media Referenced in this Episode:This Present Darkness (Unabridged):
Part One: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6rhuJB68BM&t=2s
Part Two: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VINkS29eGRM

This Present Darkness (Abridged):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRnUSravKkU

“Singer’s Plug Puts ‘This Present Darkness’ in Spotlight : Fundamentalist Novel Finds Wide Appeal”
https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1989-09-23-me-550-story.html

51 - Brevity is the Soul of Whit

51 - Brevity is the Soul of Whit

September 7, 2022

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The lads take a staycation with the Barclays as they return to Odyssey for their first thrilling case with Harlow Doyle, their first romp with Ronald Edwin Blackgaard, and what might be the most boring episode of Odyssey ever conceived: “The Midnight Ride”. Topics include the genius of Will Ryan, the utility of side characters on The Simpsons, and the Republican obsession with the myths of the Revolutionary War.
 
Oh, and we discover the wod fam choc sod. Awful little thing
 
Episodes discussed:
#79 Our Best Vacation Ever
#207 The Case of the Candid Camera
#203 Double Trouble
#197 The Midnight Ride
 
 
50 - Studio 60 On the Sunset Strip (feat. Alec Robbins)

50 - Studio 60 On the Sunset Strip (feat. Alec Robbins)

August 31, 2022
Alec Robbins (Mr. Boop, @alecrobbins) walks and talks the lads through the esteemed halls of the Paris Opera House of American Television™ that is Aaron Sorkin’s most notorious flop: Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. Topics include the racism of the mid-2000s, the surreality of the sketches, and the endlessly watchable nature of this truly calamitous foray into the writing process behind the world’s most controversial sketch: “Crazy Christians.”
Alec Robbins’ Socials:
Twitter: @alecrobbins
Instagram: @Alecsrobbins
 
Media Referenced in this Episode:
 
Case File #1: Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip by Nathan Rabin
 
Pitting Their Idealism Against Show Business by Alessandra Stanley
49 - TWOAPW LIVE at New York City Pinball Championships 2022! Deeproot: Legacy (feat. Blueberry Johnson)

49 - TWOAPW LIVE at New York City Pinball Championships 2022! Deeproot: Legacy (feat. Blueberry Johnson)

August 24, 2022

Hey folks! Here's that live show. As you may remember, last year we talked to Crazy Levi Nayman about the history of pinball and a very strange company that rose and fell over the last few years. That episode can be found here: https://www.patreon.com/posts/emergency-pod-56023528 

This year, we've followed up with Pinside poster Blueberry Johnson to talk about the ruins and remains of what was once Deeproot Pinball, and handed out some Deeproot T-shirts we got at a liquidation auction.

 

Deeproot thread on Pinside: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/twip-is-deeproot-the-next-misadventure-or-a-pinball-revolution

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Theme by Brendan Dalton
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48 - 24 (feat. Yurié Collins)

48 - 24 (feat. Yurié Collins)

August 17, 2022

Yurié Collins (@babypinkhaus) and the lads race against the clock as they dive headlong into the soupy plotting and unrelenting patriotism of Fox’s torture-palooza: 24. Topics include the rampant Islamophobia of the early 2000s, the logistics of ski mask ownership in Los Angeles, and the ticking time-bomb of imprinting Jack Bauer’s ideology onto the American psyche.

YURIE'S SOCIALS

**TICKETS FOR THE PINBALL LIVE SHOW**

https://www.nycpinballchamps.com

MEDIA REFERENCED IN THIS EPISODE

TWOAPW PATREON

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THEME BY BRENDAN DALTON

www.brendan-dalton.com | https://brendandalton.bandcamp.com

47 - Top Gun

47 - Top Gun

August 10, 2022

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The lads strap on their aviators and lather on their tanning oil as they fly right into the danger zone with the 1986 military propaganda/beach volleyball seminal classic: Top Gun. Topics include plane choreography, the disease at the heart of the American war machine, and the seemingly limitless charisma of Thomas Cruise Mapother IV.

LINKS AND FURTHER READING

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46 - Sid Meier’s Civilization (feat. Nate Bethea)

46 - Sid Meier’s Civilization (feat. Nate Bethea)

August 3, 2022

Nate Bethea (@inthesedeserts) joins the lads for a record-breaking third time as they build wonders and conquer the world in Sid Meier’s revolutionary empire simulator: Civilization. They discuss the gamification of climate change, the problem with “Barbarians”, and the inherent optimism of hearing a satellite go “Beep, beep, beep.”

NATE'S PODCASTS

MEDIA REFERENCED IN THE EPISODE

**TICKETS FOR THE PINBALL LIVE SHOW** 
https://www.nycpinballchamps.com

TWOAPW Patreon
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Theme by Brendan Dalton
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45 - Whit Gets Racist (feat. Lev Novak)

45 - Whit Gets Racist (feat. Lev Novak)

July 27, 2022
THIS IS A PREVIEW OF EPIDOE 45. FOR THE FULL THING, CHECK OUT https://www.patreon.com/WorstOfAll

Fan Favorite Lev Novak (@LevNovak) returns to Odyssey as he and the lads witness the horrors of its racist origins and explore its equally racist present. Topics include lyrical fear mongering, homicidal knights, and the undeniable star-power of Rodney Rathbone.

 
Episodes discussed:
#92 The Ill-Gotten Deed
#168 The Curse
#179 You Gotta be Wise
#184 Isaac the Chivalrous
 
For more Bob DeMoss shenanigans, check out his old seminar: https://archive.org/details/learn-to-discern
44 - Rossum’s Universal Robocops

44 - Rossum’s Universal Robocops

July 20, 2022

While Josh is out building Delta City, Brian and A.J. make their way to the streets of Old Detroit and go toe to metallic boot with the future of law enforcement: Robocop. They discuss Paul Verhoeven’s Looney Tunes aesthetic, the logistics of jaw acting, and the seeming indestructibility of 80’s Nostalgia.

TWOAPW Patreon
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Theme by Brendan Dalton
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https://brendandalton.bandcamp.com

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