Jennifer and Kaylia revisit a book neither of them liked the first time around because they both love George Clooney and in his infinite wisdom, he has made a movie based on that book. They have a lot of thoughts.
Strange as it may seem to many people today, sharing ghost stories used to be an important part of the Christmas celebration. In hopes of restarting this tradition, in this episode Matt shares tales told to him by co-workers, friends, and even a particularly chatty convenience store clerk.
Jennifer and Kaylia take on the classic A Christmas Story. We ask the burning questions: is Ralphie a sociopath? What is the name of his mother? Leg Lamp: tacky or brilliant? And does this very boomer movie still work for today’s audiences? You might not be able to escape the movie, but should you bother with the book?
Santa Cruz Island, part of California’s Channel Island Chain, is host to ghost stories that inform us about California’s history and misconceptions regarding that history. Matt tells some tall tales and a couple of genuinely creepy stories. Plus you get to hear about the time that Matt went out on a dare to confront a spirit.
Kaylia and Jennifer solve the problems of the working poor not through religion or education but through stricter domestic violence laws and exposure to other cultures. No, not really. But wouldn’t that be nice? What we actually do is try to find the kernels of good stuff in the book and movie, bemoan the lack of Mamaw and Lindsey’s stories, and trumpet the awesomeness of Planned Parenthood. Hillbilly Elegy: Book and movie… are they worth your time?
Matt has spent far too many hours of his life driving on two California roads – Highway 152 between Monterey and Fresno, and Highway 246 in Santa Barbara County. Turns out that his commute time should have been way more interesting than it actually was. Now he feels a bit cheated. He’ll tell you why in this episode.
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Kaylia and, special guest, Jess talk about The Danish Girl. Or, to be more honest, Kaylia and Jess rant about what should have been called “Gerda’s Very Sad Decade”
Matt shares tales that he has been told over the years by various folks. This is a potpourri episode with a variety of short tales and discussion
Kaylia and Leah discuss Jurassic Park in this super-sized episode. We talk dinosaurs, life lessons, chaos theory, and the travesty of the Genaro character assassination. Plus a Schitt’s Creek shoutout and some gleeful celebration of bad guy death. Enjoy!