Boars, Gore, and Swords: A Lovecraft Country Podcast

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
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Well. Nevertheless,

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Bunker Politics album artwork by Nicole Peterson

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

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 or on twitter at @rialoveftw

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

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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:

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

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:

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

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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.


Theme performed by Dan Preston, composed by Lucas Tuttle.

Logo by Nicole Peterson.

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

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

A show created by Natasha Lyonne, Amy Poehler, and Leslye Headland co-starring the hair from Brave? I’m in.  Ivan & Red

Direct download: 2019-03-03_BGaS_Episode_334_WYSBW_Russian_Doll.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 7:24pm PST

We’ve entered bizarro-world as Red advocates for a comic book adaptation while Ivan shrugs indifferently for Netflix’s The Umbrella Academy. Ivan & Red discuss sibling relations, comic book adaptations, and the brilliance of Ellen Page & Robert Sheehan.

Direct download: 2019-02-25_BGaS_Episode_333_WYSBW_Umbrella_Academy.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 4:00pm PST

Better Angels, Season 2 Episode 10, the season (series?!) finalé of Starz’s Counterpart. Ivan & Red discuss Mira's looming threat forging some unlikely alliances AND NOTHING ELSE in the possible FIRST series finale in a show they’ve covered from start to finish.

Direct download: 2019-02-18_BGaS_Episode_332_WYSBW_Counterpart_2x10.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 2:12pm PST

You to You, Season 2 Episode 9 THE PENULTIMATE episode of Starz’s Counterpart. Moments after discovering (accepting?) that Counterpart will not be coming back to Starz for a third season, Ivan & Red dive in to another exemplary episode from a show that is hearing some very ominous footsteps coming down the hall.

Direct download: 2019-02-11_BGaS_Episode_331_WYSBW_Counterpart_2x09.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 12:33pm PST

In From the Cold, Season 2 Episode 8 of Starz’s Counterpart. Ivan & Red discuss the highest rated show on Feb 3rd and also The Super Bowl.

Direct download: 2019-02-04_BGaS_Episode_330_WYSBW_Counterpart_2x08.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 3:22pm PST

No Strings Attached, Season 2 Episode 7 of Starz’s Counterpart. Ivan & Red discuss feedback from a notable listener, and Peter finally gets what he wants–his tapes back.

Direct download: 2019-01-28_BGaS_Episode_329_WYSBW_Counterpart_2x07.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 1:56pm PST

Twin Cities, Season 2 Episode 6 of Starz’s Counterpart. Ivan & Red discuss Counterpart getting too popular and the show deciding to make an entire episode with none of its stars. Also: twins!

Direct download: 2019-01-21_BGaS_Episode_328_WYSBW_Counterpart_2x06.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 12:55pm PST

A bicycle wheel is also a flat circle as Ivan & Red return to discuss HBO’s True Detective. After an inexplicable choice to strap itself to Vince Vaughan for a season, Mahershala Ali single-handedly rights a series.

Direct download: 2019-01-15_BGaS_Episode_327_WYSBW_True_Detective_S3.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 4:40pm PST

Shadow Puppets, Season 2 Episode 5 of Starz’s Counterpart. Ivan & Red discuss the increasingly poor chances for Clare & Peter’s marriage. Clare has both a daughter and a lover named Spencer, and Peter’s running away from trouble like sweaty brooms thrown down the stairs in this, the hottest episode of television in all of 2019*.

* so far

Direct download: 2018-01-07_BGaS_Episode_326_WYSBW_Counterpart_2x05.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 4:09pm PST

Point of Departure, Season 2 Episode 4 of Starz’s Counterpart. Ivan & Red, having finished welcoming Remy to Counterpart, say goodbye to Remy. We discuss those who are equally comfortable in any dimension, terrible hidey holes, and whether empathy will save humanity.

Direct download: 2018-12-31_BGaS_Episode_325_WYSBW_Counterpart_2x04.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 3:50pm PST

Something Borrowed, Season 2 Episode 3 of Starz’s Counterpart. Ivan & Red welcome back the #1 Italian Androgynous Italian Assassin and welcome an even sweatier, more paranoid, Harry Lloyd.

Direct download: 2018-12-29_BGaS_Episode_324_WYSBW_Counterpart_2x03.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 1:33pm PST

Outside In, Season 2 Episode 2 of Starz’s Counterpart. Ivan & Red check in on PRIME WORLD, the only multiverse wholly owned by Jeff Bezos.

Direct download: 2018-12-22_BGaS_Episode_323_WYSBW_Counterpart_2x02.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 12:27pm PST

Inside Out, Season 2 Episode 1 of Starz’s Counterpart. Ivan & Red reunite with J.K. Simmons, Olivia Williams, Viserys Targaryen, but NO BALDWIN?!

Direct download: 2018-12-11_BGaS_Episode_322_WYSBW_Counterpart_2x01.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 6:53pm PST

The Christmas Prince was such a surprisingly popular episode that Ivan & Red HAD to return for the Royal Wedding. Rose McIver is GREAT and Ben Lamb is also in this.

Direct download: 2018-12-10_BGaS_Episode_321_WYSBW_ACP_Royal_Wedding.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 9:04pm PST

Ivan & Red return to the George R.R. Martinverse to watch a NEW television program by the ASOIAF scribe himself, Syfy’s Nightflyers. Technically an adaptation of the universally panned 1987 film, there is, uhm, a LOT about this episode that needs discussing.

Direct download: 2018-12-03_BGaS_Episode_320_WYSBW_Nightflyers.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 5:02pm PST

For the honor of Grayskull, Ivan & Red watch the first two episodes of Netflix’s She-Ra and the Princesses of Power. They take the journey from a generic money grab at the height of the 80s toy IP mania to a woke reboot with multiple frames of quality animation per second.

Direct download: 2018-11-27_BGaS_Episode_319_WYSBW_She_Ra.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 12:43pm PST

This ep is a preview of the ASOIAF podcasts that are available to all BGaS patreon supporters. Check it out! Become a patreon and get access to a ton of bonus content and help fund Boars, Gore, and Swords going forward!!! CLICK HERE!!!

The UNTHINKABLE has finally happened, as this podcast proves that, unlike George R.R. Martin, given enough time they can finish a book. They reach the end of A Feast for Crows in their #FeastDance reading. Ivan & Red continue reading of the Boiled Leather chapter order combining George R.R. Martin’s A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons. This week it’s Samwell V (AFFC 46 & The Blind Girl (Arya IV) (ADWD 46). Specific page numbers in various editions can be found here and here.

Direct download: 2018-11-19_BGaS_Episode_318_WYSBW_Patreon_FD41.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:15pm PST

Robb Stark is back home from that wedding and now he’s gone into hiding as a British cop in Netflix’s Bodyguard. Ivan and Red get deep into the UK’s Jack Ryan.

Direct download: 2018-11-12_BGaS_Episode_317_WYSBW_Bodyguard.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 3:22pm PST

Ivan and Red get hardcore with $3.99 (at time of publish) mobile game Reigns: Game of Thrones. Much like the Telltale series before it, they get to make some decisions all of which come back to haunt them immediately. Watch Ivan & Red play a round of Reigns: GoT via the patreon here.

Direct download: 2018-11-05_BGaS_Episode_316_WYSBW_Reigns_GoT.mp3
Category:game of thrones -- posted at: 4:00pm PST

It’s late October and it’s past time Ivan, and Red get Spoopy with Netflix’s “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina”. They discuss their personal history with fictional Sabrinas, Salems the Cats, and not being ready for Sally to be all grown up.

Direct download: 2018-10-29_BGaS_Episode_315_WYSBW_Chilling_Adventures_of_Sabrina.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 10:18am PST