In conjunction with the release of the new They Might Be Giants album I Like Fun and our list of the best They Might Be Giants songs of all time, TMBG superfans Jesse and Marisa were joined by fellow TMBG superfans Alan Scherstuhl and Karen Han for an in-depth discussion of this cultishly beloved indie rock band. We talk about how we got into the band, how the new record stacks up, and our listmaking methodology, among many other TMBG-centric topics. A must for any and all equally obsessive TMBG fans!

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Category:music -- posted at: 10:19pm EDT

With Phantom Thread performing surprisingly well in the recent Oscar nominations, we figured it was about time to go back and talk about the full eight-film oeuvre of writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson. PTA fans Marisa, Sara, Jesse, Jon, and Nathaniel discuss every phase of his career, our personal favorites, and what he might do next.

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Category:movies -- posted at: 9:14pm EDT

We don't have any inside dope on who's gonna win the Oscars this year, but that hasn't stopped Marisa, Jesse, Nathaniel, Sara, and Jon from chatting about who might win in the big six categories, plus, of course, our personal favorites. Who's delighted by Denzel's surprise nomination? Who's rooting for Willem Dafoe? Who's surprised to love Meryl Streep's obligatory nom? Who loves Lady Bird? (Well, to that last one: All of us.) Listen and then somehow win your Oscar pool!

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Category:movies -- posted at: 1:49pm EDT

In the third of our business/sci-fi double feature series, Ben and Jesse are joined by Nathaniel for a post-viewing discussion of 1987's The Secret of My Success, a business movie suggested by Ben (which Jesse and Nathaniel had not seen) and Mars Attacks!, a sci-fi movie suggested by Jesse and beloved by Nathaniel (and which Ben had not seen). Both movies feature Michael J. Fox, at opposite ends of his big-screen career. Join us as we hash out whether we were foolish to have missed these Fox movies for so long!

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Category:movies -- posted at: 10:05pm EDT

A lot of the editorial core at watches Saturday Night Live every week, so we like to periodically sit down and check in to see how the season is progressing. This year's edition covers our favorite new cast members (what's up Heidi Gardner!), how the show's political humor is working (watch out, Alec Baldwin!), and our favorite weird sketches that nobody (sometimes including other members of our panel) seemed to like.

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Category:television -- posted at: 4:22pm EDT

It was a good year for movies (FOR MOVIES) that gave us a lot to talk about, so this super-sized episode gets right into the list of the 20 best movies of 2017, as voted by our quartet of film enthusiasts. We talk about what made the list and didn't, what we all loved and what made us disagree, with discussions of Three Billboards, Dunkirk, The Florida Project, The Shape of Water, Star Wars, Blade Runner, and many more!

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Category:movies -- posted at: 9:03pm EDT

Following on the heels of our episodes about The Force Awakens and Rogue One, and our December mixtape for The Last Jedi, a few mainstays got together over the holidays to talk about Rian Johnson's newest entry in the Star Wars saga. This is definitely a fan conversation intended for people who have seen the movie; spoilers and nerdiness abound. What did we love? What gave us pause? How were the porgs? And what does any of this have to do with Watto?

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Category:movies -- posted at: 9:52am EDT

There was a hell of a lot of TV in 2017, but your pals managed to narrow it down to a 12-series list for your enjoyment. That list is detailed on the site, but we also recorded a podcast where Nathaniel, Marisa, Jesse, and Sara discussed all twelve shows -- plus others that didn't make the list! Curious what we thought about recent episodes of Riverdale or what we loved/hated about the second season of Master of None or who loved Twin Peaks the most? LISTEN IN!

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Category:television -- posted at: 11:50pm EDT