Boars, Gore, and Swords a Y: The Last Man Podcast

As hosts of the third most co-operative podcast on the Internet, Ivan & Red talk their complete playthrough of the EA Published Josef Fares game of the year candidate, It Takes Two. From the Shed to the Pillowfort through the Snowglobe and the Attic, there’s nothing these two wouldn’t go through to save their marriage.

Check out Red & Maggie Tokuda-Hall’s newly launched podcast, Failure to Adapt, available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or via RSS

As always:

Direct download: 2021-12-01_BGaS_Episode_453_WYSBW_It_Takes_Two.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am PST

With season 1 of the tv show complete, Ivan & Red dive into the source material for Y: The Last Man, the Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra comic book series published by Vertigo from 2002 through 2008. They talk the differences between 2002 and 2021, between a single cis male writer and a diverse writer’s room, and the differences between normal people and those depicted in comic books.

Check out Red & Maggie Tokuda-Hall’s newly launched podcast, Failure to Adapt, available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or via RSS

As always:

Direct download: 2021-11-18_BGaS_Episode_452_WYSBW_YTLM_Comics_1-3.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am PST

LET THE SPICE FLOW!!! By popular request, Ivan & Red sip on the gift of their body’s moisture and talk Denis Villeneuve’s Dune (2021). Despite the fact the man only made a 1/4 of a movie, there’s a lot to discuss: Can Timothée Chalamet act Cuban, is this movie anti-Irish, how much worm can one movie need, and most importantly, who ordered all the black goo???

Check out Red & Maggie Tokuda-Hall’s newly launched podcast, Failure to Adapt, available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or via RSS

As always:

Direct download: 2021-11-11_BGaS_Episode_451_WYSBW_Dune.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am PST

Victoria. Ivan & Red follow a perfect season of television to its phenomenal conclusion. If there could be a better adaptation of a graphic novel, we can’t imagine it. We’ll follow this show to the ends of the earth, whether that road goes through HBO Max or Amazon Prime. Let everyone know about the best show on tv with the hashtag #YLivesOn.

Check out Red & Maggie Tokuda-Hall’s newly launched podcast, Failure to Adapt, available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or via RSS

As always:

Direct download: 2021-11-02_BGaS_Episode_450_WYSBW_Y_The_Last_Man_1x10.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 11:30pm PST

Peppers. Ivan & Red join back up with the gang at the women’s prison where Yorick is fitting in and Dr Mann is showing off mysterious scars. The Amazons visit the Men’s Museum and continue on their mission to destroy the last of the podcasting equipment.

Check out Red & Maggie Tokuda-Hall’s newly launched podcast, Failure to Adapt, available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or via RSS

As always:

Direct download: 2021-10-26_BGaS_Episode_449_WYSBW_Y_The_Last_Man_1x09.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 5:30am PST

Showrunner for Y: The Last Man, Eliza Clark, joins Ivan & Red for a wide ranging discussion about casting during a pandemic, updating the gender politics of a 19 year old comic, intimacy coordinators, and whether or not Ivan & Red will get to be corpses in Season 2. #YLivesOn

Check out Red & Maggie Tokuda-Hall’s newly launched podcast, Failure to Adapt, available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or via RSS

As always:

Direct download: 2021-10-20_BGaS_Episode_449_Eliza_Clark.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am PST

Ready. Aim. Fire. Ivan & Red follow Roxanne on her journey from obtaining Law & Order at any cost to a camping trip at PriceMax on her way to becoming charismatic leader we all know and love!

Check out Red & Maggie Tokuda-Hall’s newly launched podcast, Failure to Adapt, available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or via RSS

As always:

Direct download: 2021-10-19_BGaS_Episode_448_WYSBW_Y_The_Last_Man_1x08.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 5:30am PST

My Mother Saw a Monkey. Ivan & Red accuse each other of being bad mothers and then work together to help expose the truth of the Jennifer Brown Administration that is callously allowing service members to die in her name. They also spend the opening bit talking about the new Game of Thrones show House of the Dragon, you can skip to (8:54) to just listen to Y: The Last Man.

Check out Red & Maggie Tokuda-Hall’s newly launched podcast, Failure to Adapt, available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or via RSS

As always:

Direct download: 2021-10-12_BGaS_Episode_447_WYSBW_Y_The_Last_Man_1x07.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 9:21pm PST

Weird Al is Dead. Ivan & Red find themselves trapped on all sides by a menacing group of women who’d just like to sew them into a bear. There’s only one episode to cover this week which gives them more time to cover the material more thoroughly!

Check out Red & Maggie Tokuda-Hall’s newly launched podcast, Failure to Adapt, available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or via RSS

As always:

Direct download: 2021-10-05_BGaS_Episode_446_WYSBW_Y_The_Last_Man_1x06.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:10pm PST

Karen and Benji and Mann Hunt. Ivan & Red catch up on episodes 4 & 5, where strangers picked to live in an apocalypse stop being polite and start getting real. This episode is all about lessons learned: guard your knees, beware Roxannes, and a heads up on the REAL CIA Conspiracy they WON’T tell you about in school.

Check out Red & Maggie Tokuda-Hall’s newly launched podcast, Failure to Adapt, available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or via RSS

As always:

Direct download: 2021-09-28_BGaS_Episode_445_WYSBW_Y_The_Last_Man_1x04-05.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am PST

Would the World Be Kind and Neil. Ivan & Red hid amongst some dead bodies and made it out in time to podcast episodes 2 & 3 of Hulu’s Y: The Last Man. Next week we’ll also cover two episodes in order to catch up with the show!

Check out Red & Maggie Tokuda-Hall’s newly launched podcast, Failure to Adapt, available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or via RSS

As always:

Direct download: 2021-09-23_BGaS_Episode_448_WYSBW_Y_The_Last_Man_1x02-03.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 5:30am PST

A formative Vertigo comic book was adapted into a Hulu show and Ivan could feel half his chromosomes tingling. That’s right, Y: The Last Man, with Red reluctantly joining as they draw straws to see who gets to be the only male podcaster left on earth.

Check out Red & Maggie Tokuda-Hall’s newly launched podcast, Failure to Adapt, available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or via RSS

As always:

Direct download: 2021-09-16_BGaS_Episode_447_WYSBW_Y_The_Last_Man.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 5:30am PST

If a crime’s being committed in the 90s and it calls for over the top delivery, wigs, and prosthetics, there’s only one person to call: Ryan Murphy Red & Ivan head back to the malls of their youth to talk the 90s, pervasive misogyny, and the third grossest President of the United States.

Check out Red & Maggie Tokuda-Hall’s newly launched podcast, Failure to Adapt, available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or via RSS

As always:

Direct download: 2021-09-09_BGaS_Episode_446_WYSBW_Impeachment_ACS.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 5:30am PST

When Selena Gomez joins Steve Martin & Martin Short for a comedic take on a whodunnit with a surprisingly relevant mystery at its core, Red & Ivan are there. This is the podcast that answers the questions you want to know: Should Steve Martin get a pass as a hat guy? Is Martin Short human? Why does this show work so well???

Check out Red & Maggie Tokuda-Hall’s newly launched podcast, Failure to Adapt, available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or via RSS

As always:

Direct download: 2021-09-02_BGaS_Episode_445_WYSBW_Only_Murders.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am PST

What If... Captain Carter Were the First Avenger?. Red & Ivan follow the sweet sweet voice of Armand Delgado into Disney’s newest animated television show that asks What If we weren’t bound by the extremely thin ties of MCU continuity. 

Check out Red & Maggie Tokuda-Hall’s newly launched podcast, Failure to Adapt, available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or via RSS

As always:

Direct download: 2021-08-26_BGaS_Episode_444_WYSBW_What_If.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 5:30am PST

Goodbye, Earl. Red & Ivan return to AFC Richmond for the Season 2 premiere episode. They’re overjoyed that their favorite Champions League team has a new mascot we will all soon come to know and love. Everyone regresses except for Roy Kent, Ted bumps up against mental health, and Nate becomes the Dom nobody asked for.

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Direct download: 2021-08-16_BGaS_Episode_443_WYSBW_Ted_Lasso_S2.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 5:00am PST

Tonight Show writer Alexandria Love joins Red & Ivan to discuss the first ever MCU movie about a character who died on alien planet several years ago, the MCU’s Black Widow. We discuss this bizarre midquel (prequel in the middle of a series), Russian pull string toys, controversial music drops, and the best place to point a gun (NOT at the barrel of your adversary’s gun).

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Direct download: 2021-08-11_BGaS_Episode_442_WYSBW_Black_Widow.mp3
Category:movies -- posted at: 5:30am PST

For All Time. Always. Red & Ivan climb the bean stalk and confront the black and gold mystery castle at the end and beginning of it all. Is Miss Minutes behind it all? Will they survive in the belly of Alioth? Do they have the legal right to refer to “The Avengers”?? All this on the season’s FINAL episode of Loki.

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Direct download: 2021-07-14_BGaS_Episode_441_WYSBW_Loki_1x06.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 7:51pm PST

Journey into Mystery. Red & Ivan assess the penultimate episode of Loki’s season 1, an episode with enough titular Lokis to let you know we’re truly approaching the end. Also the smoke monster that gobbles matter & energy was a sign. They talk old man Loki, Alligator Loki, Boastful Loki, Lady Loki, President Loki and Owen Wilson on a Jet Ski.

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Direct download: 2021-07-07_BGaS_Episode_440_WYSBW_Loki_1x05.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 5:52pm PST

The Nexus Event. Red & Ivan are joined by Senior Editor for Data @ Insider and writer of numlock.news, Walter Hickey, talk how episode 3 never happened, bisexual myst, terrible dialogue, and special guest star Richard E. Grant.

Subscribe to Walt’s newsletter, Numlock News!

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Direct download: 2021-06-30_BGaS_Episode_439_WYSBW_Loki_1x04.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 7:47pm PST

Lamentis. Disney+ tried to ditch the most successful buddy pairing in MCU history and it’s certainly noticeable on this week’s Loki. Red & Ivan talk about this episode which drops us in the middle of things and leaves us in the middle of things as they try to find a cell phone charger so they can call a Time Uber.

As always:

Direct download: 2021-06-23_BGaS_Episode_438_WYSBW_Loki_1x03.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 4:28pm PST

The Variant. We’re back with the impossibly entertaining Owen Wilson and company for Disney+’s Loki. Red & Ivan talk Jet Ski Uncles, the Renaissance Faire Cinematic Universe, WALL-E cops, and their inevitable livestream'd death in a climate catastrophe.

As always:

Direct download: 2021-06-17_BGaS_Episode_437_WYSBW_Loki_1x02.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 6:59pm PST

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.

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

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!

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

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. 

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

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 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 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 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: 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 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: 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 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