Case studies in the pop culture of a dying empire. //
Josh and Brian grew up evangelical Protestant in Michigan and New Mexico. A.J. grew up Catholic in California. Now we’re writers, friends, and inveterate godless New York dumbasses surviving the end of the world the best way we know how: podcasting. Each week, we deconstruct how narrative and artistic choices in popular media reflect or subvert the ongoing reactionary project in contemporary America and the world at large, attempting to figure out what‘s really going on in this Worst of All Possible Worlds (and hopefully chart a course out of here). We’d love for you to join us along the way.
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