The Worst of All Possible Worlds
43 - Jesus Camp (feat. Dara Swisher)

43 - Jesus Camp (feat. Dara Swisher)

July 13, 2022
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Dara Swisher (@dara.jay.bird) and the lads speak in tongues and get drenched in the Nestle waters of salvation as they cover the hit documentary/horror film of 2006: Jesus Camp. They discuss Pentecostal freaks, Megachurch pastors, and the brutality/longevity of the conservative project to control the Supreme Court.
 
Dara Swisher: Instagram: @dara.jay.bird
 
5-4 Podcast: “Emergency Episode: Roe is Overturned” https://open.spotify.com/episode/3aYkrXcvUj74cjges6Oilf?si=c219376ec762475e
42 - 1776

42 - 1776

July 6, 2022
The lads drink rum, swat flies, and endure the heat of Philadelphia in July as they try to crack the egg that is the Sherman Edwards/Peter Stone musical extravaganza: 1776. They discuss the surprisingly subversive book, the hit-or-miss score, and the inherent rot at the core of the American experiment.
 
The Reactionary Mind by Corey Robin
41 - Red Dead Redemption 2

41 - Red Dead Redemption 2

June 29, 2022

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The lads head eastbound and down as they take a ride through the American Inferno and sharp cultural commentary of Rockstar Games’ magnum opus: Red Dead Redemption 2. They discuss the magnificent open world, the labor abuses that went into its creation, and the hauntingly empty void at the heart of the American Dream.

How the West Was Digitized:
The Making of Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption 2 by Harold Goldberg.
https://www.vulture.com/2018/10/the-making-of-rockstar-games-red-dead-redemption-2.html

Jessica Hoffman Davis’ Essay on Playing Red Dead Redemption:
https://www.reddit.com/r/reddeadredemption/comments/f31bz4/at_75_my_mother_decided_to_play_through_red_dead/

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

40 - PragerU Kids At Their Whit’s End (feat. Bryan Quinby)

40 - PragerU Kids At Their Whit’s End (feat. Bryan Quinby)

June 22, 2022

Bryan Quinby (Street Fight Radio) takes the lads on a stroll through the hellscape of modern far-right children’s entertainment (with a pit-stop in the far-right children’s entertainment of yesteryear, Adventures in Odyssey) as they endure the deeply uncomfortable scream-fest and non-union acting showcase that is PragerU Kids. Topics include the ethics of child labor, the importance of flag maintenance, and the enduring legacy of notable genocidal maniac Christopher Columbus.

YouTube playlist for the PragerU Kids videos we cover in this episode:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL8u3LFUV-tzj9KKb6ZMWtFlgZwyG-nDm2

Street Fight Radio Patreon:
https://www.patreon.com/streetfightradio

Bryan Quinby:
Twitter: @murderxbryan

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

39 - The Screwtape Letters (feat. Emily Robinson)

39 - The Screwtape Letters (feat. Emily Robinson)

June 15, 2022
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Emily Robinson (My Brother, My Captain, My Podcast) joins the lads in Hell as they excavate the epistolary proselytizing and smug finger-wagging of C.S. Lewis’ scourge of YA reading lists everywhere: The Screwtape Letters. Topics include the rivalry between C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien, the rampant misogyny of Screwtape’s letters, and what it means to live your life in constant fear that you’ll one day be devoured by demons.
 
 
My Brother, My Captain, My Podcast Patreon:
https://www.patreon.com/ManuclearBomb
 
 
38 - Man of the Year (feat. Luke Savage)

38 - Man of the Year (feat. Luke Savage)

June 8, 2022
Luke Savage (Michael and Us, Jacobin) joins the lads for some minor election fraud as they cover Barry Levinson’s 2006 political satire//thriller/rom-com/centrist fever dream: Man of the Year. Topics include the movie’s tonal whiplash, Laura Linney’s bafflingly committed performance, and the hollowness of centrist ideology as reflected through Robin Williams doing fart jokes.
 
Michael and Us Patreon:
 
A Link to Luke’s Book The Dead Center: https://www.orbooks.com/catalog/the-dead-center/
 
The “Stars and Strife” episode of Chapo Trap House: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95FwFqqgvhE
 
The NYC Pinball Championships:
37 - Perchance To Eugene (feat. Jen Albright)

37 - Perchance To Eugene (feat. Jen Albright)

June 1, 2022

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Brian and Josh return to Odyssey with Have You Seen This? host Jen Albright (@Bowsnonk) in tow, this time to focus on everyone’s favorite polymath and teenage genius: Eugene Meltsner. And Eugene’s secret shame—his lack of a driver’s license—doesn’t prevent us from going all in on his various annoying tendencies. Additional topics include the uneven standards that Christians apply to shock jocks, the inherent difficulty of reshaping one’s opinion, and obscure town ordinances about horses.

Have You Seen This? website:
https://www.haveyouseen.us

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https://www.patreon.com/haveyouseenthis

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

36 - Dear Evan Hansen (2021): The Gang Exploits a Teenager’s Death (feat. Brendan Dalton)

36 - Dear Evan Hansen (2021): The Gang Exploits a Teenager’s Death (feat. Brendan Dalton)

May 25, 2022
The lads wave through a window as they force theme song composer/wandering troubadour  Brendan Dalton (Dickinson, Younger) to climb the great rotting tree that is the 2022 film adaptation of the hit 2016 Broadway hit: Dear Evan Hansen. They discuss the musical’s baffling plot, Ben Platt’s trip to the beach that makes you old, and the greater state of mental health in a world where you won’t necessarily #befound.
35  - The Visit: One Day an Old Lady Will Come for Us Too

35 - The Visit: One Day an Old Lady Will Come for Us Too

May 18, 2022

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The lads hop on the midnight train to Güllen as they explore the delightfully weird and morally murky depths of Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s classic tragicomedy: The Visit. They discuss the many adaptations of the play, the enduring legacy of its themes, and the uneasy feelings brought on by the justice of an unstoppable bionic woman.

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

34 - Kenneth Branagh’s William Shakespeare’s Hamlet

34 - Kenneth Branagh’s William Shakespeare’s Hamlet

May 11, 2022
While Josh is out sick with the novel coronavirus, Brian and A.J. return once again to Elsinore Castle as they dive headlong into the four-hour, bloated monstrosity that is Kenneth Branagh’s adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. They discuss the difficulties of adapting Hamlet to the screen, Kenneth Branagh’s lips, and the dangers of treating any text, no matter how great, as sacrosanct.
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