Boars, Gore, and Swords: A Loki Podcast

Disney+ goes all in on time travel and  mustaches and Red could not be happier with MCU’s Loki. & Ivan struggles to deal with the reality that Red enjoys an MCU property more than he does. They talk cosmic paperweights, Douglas Adams, Glorious Purpose, and the integration of the 2006 Adam Sandler film Click into the MCU.

As always:

Direct download: 2021-06-10_BGaS_Episode_436_WYSBW_Loki_1x01.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 10:04am PDT

HBO breaks virgin ground with a sitcom that dares to go inside the world of comedy writing: Hacks. Red & Ivan delve into the moviePrestige TV Show based on the life of Joan RiversDeborah Vance and an amalgamation of comics in the LA scene who could really use the workAva!

As always:

Direct download: 2021-05-27_BGaS_Episode_435_WYSBW_Hacks.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 2:00am PDT

Finally HBO made the first ever prestige drama about solving a crime in a small town that has more to it than it seems: Mare of Easttown. Red & Ivan top off their wooter bottles, grab a hoagie at the Wawa, and head to a small post-industrial town outside Philly to rap nostalgic about The Big Game back in high school and generally be dirtbags in the woods. 

As always:

Direct download: 2021-05-20_BGaS_Episode_434_WYSBW_Mare_of_Easttown.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 2:00am PDT

It’s time to travel all the way back to 1991 and discuss Disney’s greatest Superhero film: The Rocketeer. Red’s and Ivan load up Disney+ to discuss Zeppelins, the Avengers of character acting, the most attractive character ever put to film, Timothy Dalton not getting his due, the Art Deco appliance aesthetic, and whether Red could outrun a Zeppelin.

Check out:

As always:

Direct download: 2021-05-11_BGaS_Episode_433_WYSBW_Rocketeer.mp3
Category:movies -- posted at: 2:00am PDT

On the docket: The Full Season of Marvel’s The Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Red’s moved out of Pluto’s extremely reverberant cave, Ivan took a break from watching The Rocketeer, and Comedian Alexandria Love re-joins to talk about the Best Bucky and the Top 4 MCU characters to wield the shield. Also they discuss Red’s canonically correct MCU movie rankings!

Direct download: 2021-05-02_BGaS_Episode_432_WYSBW_Falcon_Winter_Soldier.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 8:48pm PDT

Red’s empty and echo’ing house is thematically appropriate for a tv show absolutely nobody watched! Ivan has some axes to grind when it comes to the name on fully half of the end credits and with some thematic similarities to some, let’s say, “Ex Men”, in HBO Max’s The Nevers.

Direct download: 2021-04-20_BGaS_Episode_431_WYSBW_Nevers.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 8:08pm PDT

Fresh off a cross country move and still absent all of his stuff, Red rigs up a recording hut in an empty apartment to talk with Ivan about a little known late 90s family Drama, The Sopranos. Want to hear more classic shows? Let us know on twitter: @boarsgoreswords.

Direct download: 2021-04-16_BGaS_Episode_430_WYSBW_Sopranos.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 9:29pm PDT

In the absence of Red, Ivan invites returning favorite Maggie Tokuda-Hall to talk classic CRPG Baldur's Gate 2: Shadows of Amn.

Pre-order Maggie's upcoming graphic novel, Squad!!

Direct download: 2021-03-27_BGaS_Episode_429_WYSBW_Baldurs_Gate.mp3
Category:video games -- posted at: 6:10pm PDT

The Series Finale. Alexandria, Red & Ivan watch the final WandaVision episode which assuredly wraps everything up and isn’t just a placeholder for 5 other MCU shows. We count the many fan theories left for dead in Westview and the *one* theory Ivan might have got right.

You can check out everything Alexandria at her website: alexandriacomedy.com

Also check Red’s new streaming game show on twitch, Blabbermouth!

Direct download: 2021-03-10_BGaS_Episode_428_WYSBW_WandaVision_1x09.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 10:42pm PDT

Previously On. Alexandria, Red & Ivan watch as the MCU joined the Charmed Cinematic Universe. Witchcraft is REAL and Agatha needs them trade secrets. We visit the MCU’s first full Sokovian family, and the Ghost of Wanda past really ties things together.

Also check Red’s new streaming game show on twitch, Blabbermouth!

Direct download: 2021-03-02_BGaS_Episode_427_WYSBW_WandaVision_1x08.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 10:20pm PDT

Breaking the Fourth Wall. Alexandria, Red & Ivan find out the truth about Uncle P and Aunt Agnes. They talk Circus cosplay, Vision getting mic’d up, and some giant bugs.

Check out Alexandria's film Dolores at awesometheater.org

Also check Red’s new streaming game show on twitch, Blabbermouth!

Direct download: 2021-02-24_BGaS_Episode_426_WYSBW_WandaVision_2x07.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 10:27pm PDT

On a Very Special Episode… & All-New Halloween Spooktacular. Alexandria, Red & Ivan tune back into WandaVision to discuss the Ep 5 reveal, who could be Mephisto (spoiler: EVERYONE), and the most harrowing 90s yogurt commercial of all time.

On the patreon, there’s a new beta episode of a podcast Red is working on with Maggie Tokuda-Hall, this one on The Silence of the Lambs! Throw us some bones and give it a listen!

Also check Red’s new streaming game show on twitch, Blabbermouth!

Direct download: 2021-02-17_BGaS_Episode_425_WYSBW_WandaVision_2x05-2x06.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:15pm PDT

Now in Color & We Interrupt This Program. Alexandria Love is officially part of the pod as we’re all in on WandaVision. She joins Red & Ivan to discuss the ONLY 70s sitcom, bird awareness, and twins!

On the patreon, there’s a new beta episode of a podcast Red is working on with Maggie Tokuda-Hall! This one is about the book & film, Stardust. And one should be up in the next few days about Silence of the Lambs.

Also check Red’s new streaming game show on twitch, Blabbermouth!

 

Direct download: 2021-02-10_BGaS_Episode_424_WYSBW_WandaVision_2x03-2x04.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 12:19am PDT

WandaVision on Disney+. Ivan and return guest Alexandria Love shove Red out of their idyllic 1950s sitcom so they can talk comic books in peace. They cover the first two episodes, and will be continuing on with episodes 3 & 4 next week!

On the patreon, there’s a new beta episode of a podcast Red is working on with Maggie Tokuda-Hall! This one is about the book & film, Stardust.

Also check Red’s new streaming game show on twitch, Blabbermouth!

Direct download: 2021-02-05_BGaS_Episode_423_WYSBW_WandaVision.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 1:46am PDT

Warrior on HBO Max. Red finally convinces Ivan to watch a show that seems to have been created with exactly him in mind. A martial arts drama originally conceived by Bruce Lee, stolen by The Man, only to be resurrected by Cinemax then rescued by HBO Max. It’s got drama! punching! funk drops!

The patreon has a beta episode of Failure to Adapt, a podcast Red is working on with Maggie Tokuda-Hall!

Also check Red’s new streaming game show on twitch, Blabbermouth!

Direct download: 2021-01-20_BGaS_Episode_422_WYSBW_Warrior.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 10:16pm PDT

Ivan straps Red into a novelty late night set and it gets twisted, as they watch and discuss three episodes of Batman: The Animated Series:

  • 1x46: The Laughing Fish
  • 1x35: Almost Got ‘Im
  • 1x03: Heart of Ice

IN THAT ORDER.

The patreon has a beta episode of Failure to Adapt, a podcast Red is working on with Maggie Tokuda-Hall!

Also check Red’s new streaming game show on twitch, Blabbermouth!

Direct download: 2021-01-15_BGaS_Episode_421_WYSBW_Batman_The_Animated_Series.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 9:23am PDT

For the first podcast of 2021, Ivan & Red bring you their 420th episode which may or may not have been recorded under the influence (Of TENET (AND THC)). The lads have covered a LOT of Christopher Nolan and a LOT of Time Travel, but this is the first movie they’ve discussed which was released during a pandemic.

Check Red’s new streaming game show on twitch, Blabbermouth!

Direct download: 2021-01-08_BGaS_Episode_420_WYSBW_TENET.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:24pm PDT

Per Bannerman request, the lads cover the first Christmas movie involving Emilia Clarke, Paul Feig’s Last Christmas. A movie somehow with writing credits from Michael George (yes that one!) and Emma Thompson Red and Ivan get into the Christmas spirit to varying degrees, and watch an incredible cast try and assemble a movie from wildly disparate parts.

Direct download: 2020-12-18_BGaS_Episode_412_WYSBW_Last_Christmas.mp3
Category:movies -- posted at: 9:43pm PDT

A rare foray into sitcoms is justified by the single best new television show of 2020, Ted Lasso. Red joins Ivan in NYC, just a subway* ride away to do what they never thought possible, discuss a sports show they both agree is good?

We end with a bit of Q&A taken from the Bannermen in our Patreon Post Thanksgiving Mailbag ep, in an effort to answer every question offered up from our Patreon supporters!

Direct download: 2020-12-11_BGaS_Episode_411_WYSBW_Ted_Lasso.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 7:11pm PDT

For the first time in TOO LONG it’s time to talk food. Red joins Ivan in NYC, but thanks to 2020 they’re still recording remotely. At the behest of a Bannerman in our Patreon Post Thanksgiving Mailbag ep, we get into the Maya Rudolph voiced Food & Travel show on Hulu.

Direct download: 2020-12-07_BGaS_Episode_410_WYSBW_Eater.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 7:00pm PDT

As American democracy tries to separate itself from the death throes of a devolved Autocrat, Ivan & Red attempt a return to normalcy by discussing Prestige Science Fiction Television! And what better way to step back into the fray than a Ridley Scott produced high concept show starring Android Annie Lennox?

Check Red’s new streaming game show on twitch, Blabbermouth!

Direct download: 2020-11-19_BGaS_Episode_409_WYSBW_Raised_By_Wolves.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 10:04am PDT

Well. Nevertheless,

  • Joe Biden is President-Elect
  • Kamala Harris is First EVER Woman Vice President Elect
  • Donate to support Democrats in the GA Senate runoff: GASenate.com
  • Check out Red’s New twitch Game Show Blabbermouth

Support the podcast!

Bunker Politics album artwork by Nicole Peterson

Direct download: 2020-11-11-BunkerPolitics-060.mp3
Category:politics -- posted at: 4:00am PDT

Vikings in modern times let’s goooooooo!!! Ivan & Red are joined by previous guest and #1 Bergen fan, Katie Compa!

You can find Katie Compa on twitter at @katiecompa and you can find her debut Stand Up Comedy album Hard Pass on Apple Music or Spotify.

Also, you check Red’s new streaming game show on twitch, Blabbermouth!

Direct download: 2020-10-27_BGaS_Episode_408_WYSBW_Beforeigners.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 7:00pm PDT

Full Circle. A perfect season of television demanded the return of this season’s perfect guest: Alexandria Love. She joins Ivan & Red to talk fiscal racism, free will, the HBO exec in Misha Green’s basement, and a girl and her Shoggoth.

Listen to Alexandria’s Radio Play: Miles to Go Before I Sleep

Read Kinitra D. Brooks incredibly deep recaps of Lovecraft Country on The Root.

Also, please check out and follow Red’s new streaming game show on twitch, Blabbermouth!

Direct download: 2020-10-20_BGaS_Episode_407_WYSBW_Lovecraft_Country_1x10.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 11:10pm PDT

Rewind 1921. After what felt like 200 years, Hippolyta returns from the multiverse to send us 99 years back in time. Ivan & Red talk the first ever fictionalized depiction of the 1921 Tulsa massacre on an HBO prestige series in 2020.

Check out Kinitra D. Brooks incredibly deep recaps of Lovecraft Country on The Root.

Also, please check out and follow Red’s new streaming game show on twitch, Blabbermouth!

Direct download: 2020-10-13_BGaS_Episode_406_WYSBW_Lovecraft_Country_1x09.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 11:09pm PDT

Jig-a-Bobo. With Hippolyta still not back from her many Afrofuturistic lives, it’s up to everyone else to face the cold reality of cops, exes, and Tik Tok. Ivan & Red discuss possibly the most harrowing episode of an innately harrowing series.

Check out Kinitra D. Brooks incredibly deep recaps of Lovecraft Country on The Root.

Also, check out Red’s new streaming game show on twitch, Blabbermouth!

Direct download: 2020-10-07_BGaS_Episode_405_WYSBW_Lovecraft_Country_1x08.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 12:48am PDT

I Am. As soon as Hippolyta went to work on Hiram’s Orrery, you knew this ep was going to be fire. Ivan & Red talk Afrofuturism, the supernatural, and Hippolyta inevitably taking her natural place as the leader of the gang.

Make sure to check out Red’s new streaming game show, Blabbermouth!

Direct download: 2020-09-30_BGaS_Episode_404_WYSBW_Lovecraft_Country_1x07.1.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 9:38pm PDT

Meet Me In Daegu. We’ve reached the point in the HBO prestige genre series where we abandon the primary storyline and have a singular episode inside a completely different world. Ivan & Red talk about the things that happen in this good episode of television!

Direct download: 2020-09-23_BGaS_Episode_403_WYSBW_Lovecraft_Country_1x06.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 9:39pm PDT

Strange Case. Much like Tree, The Fun Adventure times are left far behind as we dive deep into then “Gore” element, leaving behind Boars and Swords entirely. Ivan talks Bones, Gore, & Viscera while Red describes the part of the episode he glimpsed through splayed fingers.

Direct download: 2020-09-16_BGaS_Episode_402_WYSBW_Lovecraft_Country_1x05.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 12:43pm PDT

A History of Violence. Only after Holy Ghost could an episode with a severed arm in a door be a reprieve and a fun romp through adventure tropes. Ivan & Red ditch Tree and talk pulpy adventure tropes!

Direct download: 2020-09-09_BGaS_Episode_401_WYSBW_Lovecraft_Country_1x04.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 1:58pm PDT

Holy Ghost. Episode 3 of Lovecraft Country one elevator joins the fight for justice. Ivan & Red hit the road with writer & comic Alexandria Love just in time for the show to go full Re-Animator.

You can find Alexandria Love at alexandriacomedy.com or on twitter at @rialoveftw

Direct download: 2020-09-02_BGaS_Episode_400_WYSBW_Lovecraft_Country_1x03.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 7:25pm PDT

Whitey's on the Moon. When an episode is as perfect as the Lovecraft Country pilot, you are honor bound to podcast about the entire season. Ivan & Red talk perfect horror tropes, the incredibly racist white lady, and the problematic nature of medieval fraternal organizations.

Direct download: 2020-08-26_BGaS_Episode_399_WYSBW_Lovecraft_Country_1x02.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 10:47pm PDT

Misha Green’s HBO adaptation of Matt Ruff’s Lovecraft Country just might be the best pilot of 2020. Ivan & Red walk in with two completely different understandings of whether or not Lovecraft Country is adapted and the extent to which monsters exist.

Direct download: 2020-08-19_BGaS_Episode_398_WYSBW_Lovecraft_Country-1.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 1:01am PDT

HUZZAH!!! Hulu dropped the best hour long drama show in the first half of 2020 and it’s called The Great. Ivan & Red talk their favorite Fanning, their fandom of The Favourite, and fondest Wield (Dual).

Direct download: 2020-08-14_BGaS_Episode_397_WYSBW_The_Great.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 5:12pm PDT

After subjecting last week’s guest to a show that wasn’t quite her jam, we decided to have Valerie Vernale back with Ivan & Red to talk a show much more to her taste: 90 Day Fiancé.

Make sure to check out heck out Valerie’s podcast, The Valerie Vernale Podcast

Direct download: 2020-08-06_BGaS_Episode_396_WYSBW_90_Day_Fiance.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 6:41pm PDT

NBC has launched it’s own streaming service, Peacock, the true successor to Seeso and Bay Area Comic Valerie Vernale joins Ivan & Red to talk their headlining launch title, Brave New World.

Make sure to check out heck out Valerie’s podcast, The Valerie Vernale Podcast.

Direct download: 2020-07-29_BGaS_Episode_395_WYSBW_Brave_New_World.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 1:09pm PDT

Hamilton, the musical sensation of the millennia featuring countless flawless performances and also Lin-Manuel Miranda. Ivan & Red fire up the ol’ Disney+ and talk one corny (and great!) hip-hop musical.

Direct download: 2020-07-15_BGaS_Episode_394_WYSBW_Hamilton.mp3
Category:movies -- posted at: 10:56pm PDT

We take a new angle for 2020 and review a show that is actually good. Ivan & Red finally give everyone what they want: Two Male Podcasters discussing 1970s feminists! And Phyllis Schlafly.

Direct download: 2020-07-09_BGaS_Episode_393_WYSBW_Mrs_America.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 4:43pm PDT

The classic procedural detective show, one of the most reliable and most satisfying television formulas, how could HBO possibly screw it up? BGaS favorite KayDee Kersten joins Ivan & Red to talk a show with an incredible cast, a terrible beginning, a worse end, and Matthew Rhys getting humped off a bed.

Direct download: 2020-06-26_BGaS_Episode_392_Perry_Mason.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 10:56pm PDT

When a streaming service greenlights a show based off viral paintings by a swedish artist you know it’s gunna get weird. Ivan & Red come down on entirely different sides for on this atmospheric, nostalgic, foreboding, and gorgeous 3.5 Star prestige sci-fi show.

This link will split your donation evenly among a dozen charities fighting against racism and police brutality: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ab_mn

Direct download: 2020-06-10_BGaS_Episode_391_Tales_from_the_Loop.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 12:36pm PDT

The Tailies (that’s you for the purpose of this episode) DEMANDED we cover episode two of Snowpiercer and we are nothing if not loyal to the passengers on this content train. Ivan & Red discussing eating baby Hitler, the moral quicksand of police procedurals, how they’d run their own Snowpiercers, and why there is NO SEX IN THE NIGHT CAR.

This link will split your donation evenly among a dozen charities fighting against racism and police brutality: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ab_mn

Direct download: 2020-06-10_BGaS_Episode_390_Snowpiercer_1x02-1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:12pm PDT

An impossible to make movie has inexplicably become a tv show that nobody was asking for. Ivan & Red grab a roach brick and sit down to watch Hamilton’s Daveed Diggs & The Rocketeer’s Jennifer Connelly hop on a literal and metaphorical trainwreck.

Watch the first ep of Snowpiercer free on TNT’s Website or on Prime Video

Direct download: 2020-05-28_BGaS_Episode_389_Snowpiercer_TV.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 1:13am PDT

Molly Sanchez (Red All Over podcast, Shipwreck SF, new BGaS favorite) joins Ivan & Red for a timely discussion of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Bannermen, this is a hot one.

Direct download: 2020-05-18_BGaS_Episode_388_SW_TROS.mp3
Category:movies -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

Author and BGaS favorite Maggie Tokuda-Hall joins Ivan & Red on launch day of her debut novel. They talk Daryl Hannah, the myth of “Racquetball”, Mermaids, and an extremely unsettling CGI Butt.

Buy Maggie’s debut novel The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea through a local bookstore!

You can also buy the kindle edition!

Direct download: 2020-05-05_BGaS_Episode_387_Splash.mp3
Category:movies -- posted at: 8:39pm PDT

Due to Bannerman demand, we’re back to discuss the entirety  of Devs, via “FX on Hulu” (stares directly into the camera). Ivan & Red do the impossible: Try and make sense of an Alex Garland project.

Direct download: 2020-04-20_BGaS_Episode_386_WYSBW_Devs.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

Devs, via “FX on Hulu” (stares directly into the camera). Ivan is traumatized by his own past in San Francisco, a city where Red has never been and does not currently live.

Direct download: 2020-04-05_BGaS_Episode_385_WYSBW_Devs.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 6:13pm PDT

Watchmen #12 (of 12) A Strong and Loving World. Ivan refuses to compromise & Red immediately concedes a moral checkmate as they dive into the final episode of Watchmen coverage. They also discuss how Watchmen has held up over 3 decades and its merits relative to HBO’s version.

Special episode theme: “Lube Man”, by Daniel Preston

Direct download: 2020-03-22_BGaS_Episode_384_WYSBW_Watchmen_Issue_12.mp3
Category:comics -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

The Winter Line, takes us back into the–park? Or, DO THEY??? Ivan & Red spend some quality time sheltered in place with Maive, “Damaged Arnold”, an unexpected return character, and some very unexpected creators of HBO’s Confederate.

 

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Logo by Nicole Peterson.

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Direct download: 2020-03-23_dslatm-025.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 9:36pm PDT

Watchmen #11 (of 12). Ivan & Red Look On My Works, Ye Mighty… and despair! Possibly because this episode was recorded on Super Tuesday, or it could be squid related.

Special episode theme: “Lube Man”, by Daniel Preston

Direct download: 2020-03-16_BGaS_Episode_383_WYSBW_Watchmen_Issue_11.mp3
Category:comics -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

On the heels of California’s statewide order to stay at home, BGaS favorite KayDee Kersten joins Red to bring you this emergency episode of streaming recommendations in this time of Government Mandated Lethargy.

Direct download: 2020-04-21_BGaS_Episode_386_WYSBW_Binge_in_Place.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 3:50pm PDT

Parce Domine, dives back into the REALITY of 2058 and the future is Cyber Punk. Ivan & Red are thrown by some unexpected cameos as The Impossible Burger debuts its latest product. We’re just happy to be back!

New dslatm Theme performed by Dan Preston, composed by Lucas Tuttle.

Logo by Nicole Peterson.

This is Doesn't Sound Like Anything to Me, our Westworld recap podcast.

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Direct download: 2020-03-16_dslatm-024_BGaS.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 10:20pm PDT

Watchmen #10 (of 12). Ivan & Red argue over which who’s the Dan Drieberg and who’s the Rorschach in Two Riders Were Approaching…

Special episode theme: “Lube Man”, by Daniel Preston

Direct download: 2020-03-09_BGaS_Episode_382_WYSBW_Watchmen_Issue_10.mp3
Category:comics -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

Watchmen #9 (of 12). Ivan sings the American Songbook & Red tries to imagine a world where he can make sense of Dr. Manhattan’s experience of time in The Darkness of Mere Being.

Special episode theme: “Lube Man”, by Daniel Preston

Direct download: 2020-03-02_BGaS_Episode_381_WYSBW_Watchmen_Issue_9.mp3
Category:comics -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

Watchmen #8 (of 12). Ivan & his Canadian Girlfriend break Red out of prison (for which he is extremely grateful in Old Ghosts.

Special episode theme: “Lube Man”, by Daniel Preston

Direct download: 2020-02-24_BGaS_Episode_380_WYSBW_Watchmen_Issue_8.mp3
Category:comics -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

Watchmen #7 (of 12). Ivan & Red dive deep on the most white bread character in comics, Dan Dreiberg, in A Brother to Dragons. A character with no obvious parallel in the HBO show, what makes Dreiberg’s clock dick???

Special episode theme: “Lube Man”, by Daniel Preston

Direct download: 2020-02-17_BGaS_Episode_379_WYSBW_Watchmen_Issue_7.mp3
Category:comics -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

We take this midpoint in our Watchmen coverage to get into the mind of a much skull than Alan Moore’s: George Lucas’s. Ivan & Red cover all 8 lines of dialogue and 58 celebrity cameos in the best Disney+ Star Wars Original Series of 2019.

Direct download: 2020-02-10_BGaS_Episode_379_WYSBW_The_Mandalorian.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

Watchmen #6 (of 12). Ivan & Red get into Rorschach’s back story and see what makes the redhead tick in The Abyss Gazes Also. The most misunderstood character from the original Watchmen, this is a big one.

The podcast episode which discusses Kitty Genovese and The Bystander Effect is You’re Wrong About and can be found here.

Special episode theme: “Lube Man”, by Daniel Preston

Direct download: 2020-02-03_BGaS_Episode_378_WYSBW_Watchmen_Issue_6.mp3
Category:comics -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

Watchmen #5 (of 12). Ivan & Red make their way through issue 5 of watchmen, Fearful Symmetry. We hop on The Black Freighter and watch Owl Man go full Andrew Lincoln in Love Actually.

Special episode theme: “Lube Man”, by Daniel Preston

Direct download: 2020-01-24_BGaS_Episode_377_WYSBW_Watchmen_Issue_5.mp3
Category:comics -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

Watchmen #4 (of 12). Ivan & Red make their way through issue 4 of watchmen, The Watchmaker. Follow Ivan & Red through the inexplicably inalterable timeline that is Jon Osterman’s life.

Special episode theme: “Lube Man”, by Daniel Preston

Direct download: 2020-01-19_BGaS_Episode_376_WYSBW_Watchmen_Issue_4.mp3
Category:comics -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

Watchmen #3 (of 12). Ivan & Red make their way through issue 3 of watchmen The Judge of All the Earth. The Black Freighter makes its appearance, Big Blue Man gets Maury’d, and the FBI admits it never thought you were good enough for him anyway.

Special episode theme: “Lube Man”, by Daniel Preston

Direct download: 2020-01-12_BGaS_Episode_375_WYSBW_Watchmen_Issue_3.mp3
Category:comics -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

Watchmen #2 (of 12). Ivan & Red make their way through the second issue of Watchmen (AND THE ANCILLARY MATERIALS). They begin to suspect neither Rorschach nor The Comedian are good dudes.

Special episode theme: “Lube Man”, by Daniel Preston

Direct download: 2020-01-05_BGaS_Episode_374_WYSBW_Watchmen_Issue_2.mp3
Category:comics -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

Watchmen #1 (of 12). Ivan & Red intend to cover the first 4 issues of Watchmen, but barely make it through the first episode.

Special episode theme: “Lube Man”, by Daniel Preston

Direct download: 2019-12-31_BGaS_Episode_373_WYSBW_Watchmen_Issue_1.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 4:10pm PDT

See How They Fly, episode 9, the finale of Lindelof’s misleadingly named Watchmen brings the season (series?!) to a close. Ivan & Red come to VASTLY different conclusions about the end of the series.

Special episode theme: “Lube Man”, by Daniel Preston

Direct download: 2019-12-19_BGaS_Episode_372_WYSBW_Watchmen_1x09.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:35pm PDT

A God Walks into Abar, episode 8 of Lindelof’s misleadingly named Watchmen answers a  few questions and asks a whole lot more. Ivan & Red talk to ivan & red in the past where we suggest we start a Game of Thrones podcast.

Direct download: 2019-12-11_BGaS_Episode_371_WYSBW_Watchmen_1x08.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 10:08pm PDT

An Almost Religious Awe, episode 7 of Lindelof’s misleadingly named Watchmen sequel is the episode AFTER one of the greatest episodes of television in the past decade. Ivan & Red take you through this episode that manages to have a few enormous twists of its own.

Direct download: 2019-12-05_BGaS_Episode_370_WYSBW_Watchmen_1x07.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 12:22am PDT

This Extraordinary Being, episode 6 of Lindelof’s misleadingly named Watchmen sequel takes the viewer through Will Reeves’ Extraordinary (some would say Super) life as seen through his Granddaughter’s overdose. Ivan & Red down a SECOND bottle of illicit Nostalgia pills and get to know the life of the man some would say has a Will of Steel.

Direct download: 2019-11-26_BGaS_Episode_369_WYSBW_Watchmen_1x06.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 12:15am PDT

Little Fear of Lightning, episode 5 of Lindelof’s misleadingly named Watchmen takes us metaphorically and literally behind the mask. Ivan & Red down a bottle of illicit Nostalgia pills and follow Damon back to 1985 Hoboken, New Jersey.

Direct download: 2019-11-19_BGaS_Episode_368_WYSBW_Watchmen_1x05.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 9:39pm PDT

If You Don't Like My Story, Write Your Own, episode 4 of Lindelof’s misleadingly named Watchmen sequel takes us completely off the rails in full mid-season genre tv fashion. Ivan & Red sit down for tea in Bezos’ balls and ponder if we’re human or just two swamp clones in a simulation.

Direct download: 2019-11-13_BGaS_Episode_367_WYSBW_Watchmen_1x04.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 3:53pm PDT

She Was Killed by Space Junk, the third episode of Lindelof’s misleadingly named Lindelof’s Watchmen sequel raises the bar. Ivan force feeds a bound & gagged Red the original graphic novel so that he’s able to process the full weight and glory of Jean Smart & Regina King’s performances.

Direct download: 2019-11-05_BGaS_Episode_366_WYSBW_Watchmen_1x03.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 3:19pm PDT

Martial Feats of Comanche Horsemanship, the second episode of Lindelof’s misleadingly named Lindelof’s Watchmen sequel is the main event. Ivan continues to cut through The Thin Blue Line and gets Red up to speed on exactly what the fuck Damon is smoking.

Direct download: 2019-10-31_BGaS_Episode_365_WYSBW_Watchmen_1x02.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 2:51pm PDT

Despite having the same name as the comic book, Damen Lindelof’s Watchmen is a direct sequel to the source material. Confused? Fortunately Ivan has a doctorate in Graphic Novels (NEVER CALL THEM THAT) and Red’s here to stand in for the audience and ask the questions that need to be asked.

Direct download: 2019-10-24_BGaS_Episode_364_WYSBW_Watchmen.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 5:55pm PDT

Doug Liman’s foundational deep cover superspy thriller The Bourne Identity has truly been burned when the rights have been sold to the USA Network as Treadstone, and it’s time for Ivan and Red to investigate. They talk Hustlers, Doug Liman’s WILD career, the Disney+ twitter movie dump, and and what it exactly it looks like when a storied secret government program resurfaces on Basic Cable.

Direct download: 2019-10-18_BGaS_Episode_363_WYSBW_Treadstone.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 6:16pm PDT

Different Showrunner, different cast, completely different story, same great Terror!  Author Maggie Tokuda-Hall joins Ivan and Red to discuss the second season of the horror drama anthology, AMC’s The Terror Infamy, which moves from 19th ships to World War II era Japanese internment camps in California.

You can Pre-Order Maggie’s upcoming book The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea on Indiebound, Books Inc, or Amazon.

Direct download: 2019-10-07_BGaS_Episode_362_WYSBW_The_Terror_Infamy.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 3:26pm PDT

In light of the Phoebe Waller-Bridge vehicle winning Emmys for Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, and pretty much every other award, it was time for Ivan to watch Fleabag. Ivan and Red talk about emotions in comedy, our view of Obama in 2019, and the best new comedy show of the last 10 years.

Direct download: 2019-09-30_BGaS_Episode_361_WYSBW_Fleabag.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

There’s no more high of a brow meeting an extremely low brow than Danny McBride’s The Righteous Gemstones. From the creative coven that brought you Eastbound & Down and Vice Principals comes Jesse Gemstone, the best Danny McBride character in years. Ivan and Red talk John Goodman, establishing the higher ground, churches as startups, and the best way to handle a ransom exchange.

Direct download: 2019-09-23_BGaS_Episode_360_WYSBW_Righteous_Gemstones.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

We dip back into Prime Video with Undone. From the creator of Bojack Horseman comes this gorgeous and intense show which may or may not have time travel. Ivan and Red talk rotoscoping, the MCU, unlivable destinations, and the perfect casting of Bob Odenkirk.

Direct download: 2019-09-16_BGaS_Episode_359_WYSBW_Undone.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

Should you watch Amazon’s Carnival Row? On one hand it’s *the* most promoted show since NBC’s Whitney, on the other hand a gritty reboot of Tinkerbell is a big promise. Ivan and Red talk prestige fantasy, networks scrambling to replace HBO, the necessary amount of force to life a naked man by his extremities, and the intrigue of a man in a bowler

Make sure and check out the Official Carnival Row store and get your t-shirt with a hat on it.

Direct download: 2019-09-06_BGaS_Episode_358_WYSBW_Carnival_Row.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

On Becoming a God in Central Florida is a good ass show and worth seeking out even in this, The Golden Age of Television! Ivan and Red the future of every actor getting their own prestige television show, Central Florida, Multi Level marketing, the transformative nature of tuxedos, and the early 90s as a “period”.

Direct download: 2019-08-23_BGaS_Episode_357_WYSBW_On_Becoming_a_God.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 11:51am PDT

Perpetual Grace, LTD on *checks notes* Epix is the SECOND great Steven Conrad (creator of Patriot) show we’ve covered and somehow he found an even more obscure platform!!! Ivan and Red talk Jimmi Simpson, Ben Kingsley, completely original accents, and this new future where one prestige drama will be produced per child.

Direct download: 2019-08-13_BGaS_Episode_356_WYSBW_Perpetual_Grace_LTD.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 8:38am PDT

Swamp Thing on *checks notes* DC Universal dared to ask “what if we rebooted the grossest Super Hero”. Ivan and Red talk a bit more of “The Boys”, alliterative comic book names, and the most disgusting noises you can make for a television show.

Direct download: 2019-08-07_BGaS_Episode_355_WYSBW_Swamp_Thing.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 8:24pm PDT

The Boys is an Amazon Prime production that dares to ask what if a television show had a special effects budget fronted by Meg Ryan & Dennis Quaid’s Love Child. Ivan and Red discuss your girl getting smushed, surprising accent choices by Simon Pegg and Karl Urban, and the upsetting removal of The Chrysler Building.

Direct download: 2019-07-30_BGaS_Episode_354_WYSBW_The_Boys.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 9:40pm PDT

Years and Years, the HBO/BBC show that asks “what if we made a political Black Mirror show that nobody in the U.S. watched?”. Ivan and Red confront Emma Thompson’s Boris Johnson impression, a future where robot technology has somehow regressed, but creepy snapchat filters have leapt forward.

Direct download: 2019-07-24_BGaS_Episode_353_WYSBW_Years_and_Years.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 11:09pm PDT

HBO’s Los Espookys, a half hour comedy that tests the limits of how high a concept can be. Ivan and Red speak some Spanglish that ranges from fine (Ivan) to terrible (Red) as they discuss Comedy Drummers, boyfriend/brothers, and history's greatest comedic punching bag.

Direct download: 2019-07-16_BGaS_Episode_352_WYSBW_Los_Espookys.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 3:23pm PDT

Doom Patrol, a DC property that nobody’s ever heard of on a platform that is a well kept secret even among those condemned to the chair. Ivan gives Red the inside track on everything DC including the existence of an Elasti-Girl unrelated to The Incredibles.

Direct download: 2019-07-12_BGaS_Episode_351_WYSBW_Doom_Patrol.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 11:01pm PDT

Gentleman Jack, HBO’s early 19th century period piece about one of history’s most oppressed L-words: Landlords. Ivan & Red discuss how much they love all the Annes on this show and how much they wish Blake Snyder would stop writing screenwriting books.

Direct download: 2019-07-01_BGaS_Episode_350_WYSBW_Gentleman_Jack.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

Good Omens, a Prime Video series based off the Terry Pratchet/Neil Gaimon book that Gaiman himself called the truest adaptation of his vision. Ivan & Red discuss this “episode” that would more accurately be called one sixth of a movie.

Direct download: 2019-06-25_BGaS_Episode_349_WYSBW_Good_Omens.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 9:27pm PDT

Avengers: Endgame, unanimously agreed to be one of the top three Avengers films in the MCU, have Ivan & Red taking unexpected positions with regards to a Marvel film.

Direct download: 2019-06-18_BGaS_Episode_348_WYSBW_Avengers_Endgame.mp3
Category: -- posted at: 7:37pm PDT

Game of Thrones: The Last Watch, an HBO documentary Directed by Jeanie Finlay about the production of the final season of Game of Thrones turned out to be the emotional conclusion we all deserved.  Ivan & Red discuss it.

Direct download: 2019-06-14_BGaS_Episode_347_GoT_The_Last_Watch.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:38pm PDT

Now that the dust has settled, Ivan & Red discuss Game of Thrones’ legacy and ask if Bran the Broken really was the best ruler.

Direct download: 2019-05-29_BGaS_Episode_346_GoT_Wrap_Up.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 7:48pm PDT

The Iron Throne, the series finale of Game of Thrones. Season 8, Episode 6. Red flew out to NY to record with Ivan like they started: In an awkward bedroom, screaming about dragons and betrayal.

Direct download: 2019-05-20_BGaS_Episode_345_8x06.mp3
Category:game of thrones -- posted at: 9:45pm PDT

The Bells, Season 8, Episode 5 of Game of Thrones. Comedian and listener favorite Lydia Popovich joins Ivan & Red to talk an episode which goes full William Tecumseh Sherman.

Direct download: 2019-05-13_BGaS_Episode_344_8x05.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 10:02pm PDT

The Last of the Starks, Season 8, Episode 4 of Game of Thrones. Author and listener favorite Maggie Tokuda-Hall joins Ivan & Red to discuss an episode which should have been everyone drinking and having a good time, but that was ruined by family infighting at every level.

Direct download: 2019-05-06_BGaS_Episode_343_8x04.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 10:31pm PDT

The Long Night, Season 8, Episode 3 of Game of Thrones. Ivan & Red dive into the first tv episode long enough to make you plan out your pee breaks. It's a battle episode as satisfying as a Bastard Blacksmith.

Direct download: 2019-04-29_BGaS_Episode_342_8x03.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:12pm PDT

A Knight of Seven Kingdoms, Season 8, Episode 2 of Game of Thrones. Ivan & Red were not ready for this beautiful, hour long piece of the finest fan service. Officially the 69th episode, it was the nicest episode yet.

Direct download: 2019-04-22_BGaS_Episode_341_8x02.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 9:42pm PDT

Winterfell, Season 8, Episode 1 of Game of Thrones. Ivan & Red discuss the stage being set for the final showdown between the dead and the living. From Jon missing the point, to Sansa being taken seriously, to Arya making a dagger gun, it’s a giant of an episode, so cuddle up next to your aunt and nephew and strap in.

Direct download: 2019-04-15_BGaS_Episode_340_8x01.mp3
Category:game of thrones -- posted at: 9:48pm PDT

HBO’s Game of Thrones enters season 8 after being gone a full calendar year and then some. Who’s at The Wall? Who’s in King’s landing? Who’s having sex with their Aunt and/or Nephew. Who’s alive and who was finally cut down by the Stark children with the instrument of their own plotting? Ivan & Red get you up to speed in time for the premiere.

Direct download: 2019-04-08_BGaS_Episode_339_8x00.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 2:01pm PDT

Reunited after a month, they discuss the newly released tv adaptation of What We Do in the Shadows. Ivan & Red talk Ireland, Taika Waititi, Jemaine Clement, and the rare pitch perfect adaptation to the small screen.

Direct download: 2019-04-01_BGaS_Episode_338_WYSBW_What_We_Do_in_the_Shadows_FX.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

It's time to go from no Spider-Man BGaS episodes to every part of the Spider-Verse simultaneously. Ivan & Red talk the Oscar Winner for Best Animated Features, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.

Direct download: 2019-03-25_BGaS_Episode_337_WYSBW_Spider-Verse.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

After continuously mentioning it on the podcast for months, they swerve to a different media altogether and cover PS4 video game Horizon Zero Dawn. Ivan & Red Jeff Bezos, their favorite robot dinosaur to murder, and their feelings about the inevitable robot apocalypse.

Direct download: 2019-03-17_BGaS_Episode_336_WYSBW_Horizon_Zero_Dawn.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT

One of the highest rated new shows of 2019 with the pilot free online on its home network of You Tube Premium, not enough people are talking about Wayne. Ivan & Red talk Slim Jims, Broke Batman, and the greatest villain humankind can imagine: Dennis Duffy.

Direct download: 2019-03-10_BGaS_Episode_335_WYSBW_Wayne.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 4:00pm PDT