Boars, Gore, and Swords

Why did Josh Brolin and Imogen Boots go from being top film actors to agreeing to be on a streaming sci-fi show? We do not know but we're glad they are here. Ivan & Red leap into The Hole to escape some terrifying country brothers and are compelled by what they find on the other side.

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Direct download: 2022-05-18_BGaS_Episode_473_WYSBW_Outer_Range.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 5:30am EDT

A TV show is on the air right now with Julia Roberts, Betty Gilpin, Shea Whigham, Dan Stevens, Hamish Linklater, and yet nobody’s watching it! Despite the title, Gaslit is real and it’s on Starz? *checks notes* Starz. Huh. Ivan & Red cover the part of the screen with Sean Penn in a fat suit and dive in.

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Direct download: 2022-05-11_BGaS_Episode_472_WYSBW_Gaslit.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 5:30am EDT

Paramount+ has hitched its Warthog to one of the most quintessential post 9/11 video game franchises of our time in its 90 Million Dollar show: Halo. Ivan & Red spent an hour with a Spartan’s groin humping rhythmically in their face so you don’t have to.

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Direct download: 2022-05-05_BGaS_Episode_471_WYSBW_Halo.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 5:30am EDT

Just because a show breaks up the long running partnership of Will Ferrell and Adam McKay, doesn’t mean two lads in a bunker can’t strengthen their friendship over the resulting prestige television episode. Ivan & Red load a roll of grainy, oversaturated film into the camera and  HBO Max project, Winning Time.

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Direct download: 2022-04-28_BGaS_Episode_470_WYSBW_Winning_Time.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 5:30am EDT

Robert Pattinson heads his first effort in the Batverse, and I for one welcome Batman! At The Disco. My Chemical Batman. Taking Bat Sunday. Dashbat Confessional. Bat New. He looks emo is what I’m saying. Ivan & Red slowly, menacingly, unhurriedly tromp into the studio to talk Matt Reeves’ The Batman.

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Direct download: 2022-04-21_BGaS_Episode_469_WYSBW_THE_Batman.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am EDT

Spider-Man has truly reached its Boho Days and gone all in on cross rights nostalgia that dates back a whole two decades. Ivan & Red pull on discarded Goblin masks and dive in to find out if they exist in the multiverse where Spider-Man: No Way Home is a good movie.

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Direct download: 2022-04-13_BGaS_Episode_468_WYSBW_Spider_Man_NWH.mp3
Category:movies -- posted at: 5:30am EDT

With a cast featuring Hodor, Hizdahr zo Loraq, and a despicable character murdered unexpectedly, is it Game of Thrones or a David Jenkins (People of Earth) comedy? Ivan & Red talk good jokes, competent management, A-List celebrity Rory Kinnear, pirates, and Edward Row Boat Hands.

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Direct download: 2022-04-06_BGaS_Episode_467_WYSBW_OFMD.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am EDT

I did not have Ben Stiller directing a sci-fi psychological thriller on my 2022 bingo cards, but with a cast featuring Adam Scott AND Patricia Arquette, I’ve got my lucky stamper at the ready. It’s not clear if Apple TV+ is a real streaming network, but it looks like they might have a second good show! Ivan & Red talk work/life balance, Braun design, and talk the coolest Rick who ever Ricken’d.

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

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Direct download: 2022-03-16_BGaS_Episode_466_WYSBW_Severance.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 5:30am EDT

Steven Soderbergh looked at the bloated, over-indulgent run times on modern movies and made a perfect 89 minute thriller starring Zoë Kravitz in the techno thriller, KIMI. Ivan & Red talk casting comics, tight cabling, unfilmable software, and the absolute worst man to have as your Dentist. Remember: Every Good Podcast Starts with A Good Listener: BGaS 6.0.

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

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Direct download: 2022-03-09_BGaS_Episode_465_WYSBW_Kimi.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30am EDT

After an ill-fated heist, the lads found a machine that can play HI-8 and dove in. Ivan & Red talk about a surprisingly funny and well made show that should not have been made without the consent of Pamela Anderson, Hulu’s Pam & Tommy.

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Direct download: 2022-03-02_BGaS_Episode_464_WYSBW_Pam_and_Tommy.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 5:30am EDT

GOWNS, DARLING!!! Julian Fellowes has made his way across the pond and he’s bringing his trade mark Downton Abbey combo of classism and gowns to 19th century New York City in HBO Max’s The Gilded Age. Ivan & Red the minimum number of guests necessary for the show to go on, extremely minor heists, and the need for caution when googling “inflation calculator”.

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Direct download: 2022-02-23_BGaS_Episode_463_WYSBW_Gilded_Age.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 5:30am EDT

Whodunnit?! The only thing we know for sure is it was someone in the LA COMEDY SCENE. Ivan & Red talk Apple TV’s The Afterparty, one of a myriad of murder mystery shows created to capitalize on the Success of Knives Out.

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Direct download: 2022-02-16_BGaS_Episode_462_WYSBW_Afterparty.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 5:30am EDT

This is the podcast where Ivan & Red will kill whoever they need to in the name of justice. That’s right, it’s HBO Max’s Peacemaker, the John Cena vehicle created as a spinoff of The Suicide Squad (2021) (Not to be confused with Suicide Squad (2016)). Let Eagly wrap his noble arms around you.

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

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Direct download: 2022-02-09_BGaS_Episode_461_WYSBW_Peacemaker.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 5:30am EDT

After sharing her Season 2 pitch document with Ivan & Red, Showrunner Eliza Clark talks the end of Season 1 before going into the detailed pitch document for season 2 and beyond. They talk planned storylines, new characters, and the vision for Y that could have been.

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Direct download: 2022-02-02_BGaS_Episode_460_Eliza_Clark_S2.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 5:30am EDT

Slap on your N95 Tusken Raider mask and head to the desert, it’s time to talk the second Disney+ show about a guy in Mandalorian armor.  Ivan & Red head to the desert to hang out with Pig Boys, Ming-Na Wen, and NOBODY ELSE. PARKOUR!!

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Direct download: 2022-01-26_BGaS_Episode_459_WYSBW_Boba_Fett.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 5:30am EDT

Grab ten shopping carts full of your favorite snacks and barricade the doors, it’s time for Ivan & Red to head in their high rise podcast studio to talk HBO Max’s Station Eleven. The lads are determined to have a good time, because survival is insufficient.

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Direct download: 2022-01-19_BGaS_Episode_458_WYSBW_YTLM_Station_Eleven.mp3
Category:tv -- posted at: 8:30am EDT

Fill your pants, and join 355, Dr. Mann, & Yorick in Marrisville, Ohio. The town seems nice, they certainly don’t have any guns, a good idea in the apocalypse, right? Ivan & Red dive back into Y: The Last Man, the Brian K. Vaughan and Pia Guerra comic book series published by Vertigo from 2002 through 2008. They get to the end of Cycles, the second arc in Y, which corresponds to the end of the first season of the TV Show.

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Direct download: 2022-01-12_BGaS_Episode_457_WYSBW_YTLM_Comics_7-10.mp3
Category:comics -- posted at: 8:16am EDT

Grab your black trench coat and wrap around sun glasses, where we’re going you don’t need batteries because you are one. Ivan & Red plug back into the final? chapter of The Matrix and talk about one of the more formative franchises of both of their lives.

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Direct download: 2022-01-04_BGaS_Episode_45_WYSBW_Matrix_Resurrections.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:07pm EDT