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Old 07-28-2017, 03:35 AM
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Burned through The Film Re-Roll podcast over the last few weeks and would solidly endorse it to anyone interested in hearing a bunch of comedian/improve-type yahoos roleplay their way through a movie DnD style and go down whatever crazy alternative paths the dice take them.
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Old 08-02-2017, 11:43 AM
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s-town is, good

I'm slowly having my mind blown by the fact that the time keeper is based on a true story
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Old 08-03-2017, 04:21 AM
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Open Book is a new podcast (three episodes right now, plus a Comedy Bang-Bang cameo) that is about improvised musicals. I've listened to a couple of episodes and they're really really good at making up songs on the fly.

Usually it's a serious red flag when the guests on CBB start suddenly
Breaking into song and this is the only time I genuinely enjoyed it.
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Old 08-03-2017, 06:50 AM
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I think I'm now permanently immunized against podcasters breaking into song, no matter how bad and off-key, thanks to Elliott Kalan's "letters from listeners" songs on the Flop House.
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Old 08-04-2017, 09:15 AM
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On my podcast Video Death Loop, we've significantly upped our audio game. We moved into a permanent studio space with new Shure SM48 mics, a mixer, bass traps and audio foam on the wall. It's like legit now and it sounds so much better. We used to record with a Blue Yeti in just whatever empty room we could sneak into at the library.

Compare this latest episode (an intermission before season 2 starts) with the final episode of season 1. I mean woah. (FYI we used a different, weird themesong for the intermission eps so that's not really what I'm talking about.)
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Old 08-04-2017, 08:12 PM
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So, Nick Robinson has apparently sexually harassed a whole lot of people.
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Old 08-04-2017, 08:18 PM
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Aye. Very upsetting and disappointing. It's encouraging to see them taking the allegations seriously, at least.
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Old 08-05-2017, 02:29 AM
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Well dang, that's not the kind of news I wanted to hear.
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Old 08-05-2017, 05:41 AM
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We regret to inform you the duck is creepy and gross.
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Old 08-05-2017, 11:26 AM
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Shitty. Kind of reminds me of our own dustup with creeps earlier this year.
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Old 08-05-2017, 11:55 AM
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In less infuriating and depressing news:

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Old 08-05-2017, 11:57 AM
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Not to digress but is it okay to listen to an episode of The Flophouse without having seen the movie they're covering?
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Old 08-05-2017, 12:02 PM
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Yes. The meat of each episode is a generally pretty good plot walk-through - usually given by Elliot - that they riff on.

I can't imagine having to watch most of the movies that they review.
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Old 08-05-2017, 02:47 PM
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Yeah, The Flophouse assumes you haven't watched the movie. It's a "we watch so you don't have to" type show.

They have a scale of "Kinda Liked," "A Good Bad Movie," and "A Bad Bad Movie." At the moment, unanimously Bad Bad Movies are at almost 58%. So, not only do you not need to watch the movies, in the majority of cases you they would recommend you definitely do not watch them.

If you're just starting out and want to give it a try, Food Fight and Bratz are some classic episodes. If you don't like those, there's a good chance the podcast is not for you.
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Old 08-05-2017, 02:50 PM
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Honestly, The Flop House is best if you haven't seen the movie. I never enjoy the ones about movies I've seen quite as much.

If you're looking for an episode to start with, Octo, I recommend Food Fight.
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Old 08-05-2017, 03:52 PM
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I can't imagine actually watching any of the movies they cover. Most flops don't fall into the "so bad it's good" category and are instead just crushingly boring, and the Flop House trio's banter manages to enliven them. Plus the episodes are about half hilarious tangents by volume, anyway.
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Old 08-05-2017, 04:16 PM
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I saw GI Joe Retaliation on that list of bad bad movies and knew I made the right choice when I stopped listening to The Flophouse.
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I mean, it's not a good movie, it is the Best Movie
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Old 08-05-2017, 05:05 PM
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I mean, it's not a good movie, it is the Best Movie
You might consider trying that as an early episode? Agreeing or disagreeing with them on the quality of a movie has never had an effect on my enjoyment of the show.

If that will be a dealbreaker for you, you could find out early this way.
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Old 08-05-2017, 08:17 PM
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Yeah, whether I agree with their qualitative assessment of a movie is pretty tangential to how much I enjoy the podcast.
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Old 08-05-2017, 08:51 PM
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I listened to two episodes and decided I didn't really like it and should spend my podcast time elsewhere.
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Old 08-07-2017, 06:25 AM
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I listened to one episode that was hosted by the McElroys
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Old 08-07-2017, 05:43 PM
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I mean, it's not a good movie, it is the Best Movie
I think, if you haven't tried it yet, How Did This Get Made? might be more up your alley. More focus on Octo-Good movies (though they have watched a few hard to watch movies from time to time). They recently watched Hard Ticket to Hawaii, where this happens.



Similarly, you don't need to see the movie in my opinion, but it does help a bit. And recently, they've watched more movies that are on youtube. Not to rent: someone just put up whole movies and no one can be bothered to take them down. Thankfully, they do tell you how to find the movies in the mini-episodes where they announce them... but those mini-eps are kind of bad. Paul Scheer clearly works best bouncing off of other people.
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I was always a little disappointed that "How Did This Get Made" was not a behind-the-scenes kind of thing in terms of how weird shit came to be. But I appreciate it nonetheless
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Old 08-08-2017, 01:45 AM
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Burned through The Film Re-Roll podcast over the last few weeks and would solidly endorse it to anyone interested in hearing a bunch of comedian/improve-type yahoos roleplay their way through a movie DnD style and go down whatever crazy alternative paths the dice take them.
This took a couple episodes to really get cooking, but the jaws episode almost caused me to lose control of my vehicle I was laughing so hard
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Old 08-08-2017, 07:28 AM
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The Film Re-Roll crew certainly have some great moments. Jocelyn Vammer gets to be the femme fatale crazily earnest to indulge in violence, Pitr Strait is neurotically bitchy and always handy with a witticism, and Andy Hoover got to do one of my favorite bits as the jumped-up barnyard lawyer figure in the O Brother Where Art Thou? episode who always use a two dollar word when a two nickel word would have sufficed.

I'm really going to have to go back and listen through this podcast again at some point.
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Old 08-08-2017, 08:38 AM
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I was always a little disappointed that "How Did This Get Made" was not a behind-the-scenes kind of thing in terms of how weird shit came to be. But I appreciate it nonetheless
Funny you should say that, since at a certain point, they teamed with Blake J. Harris. He started doing oral histories for the movies, though that eventually involved with general discussions with one person from the picture. There's even a podcast for that called How Did This Get Made: Origin Stories, but I think that's just on the premium service.
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Old 08-14-2017, 06:14 AM
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I saw GI Joe Retaliation on that list of bad bad movies and knew I made the right choice when I stopped listening to The Flophouse.
They also declared Dracula: Untold to be Bad-Bad.

Man, I thought I was getting to know these guys! Geez!
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Old 08-16-2017, 11:58 PM
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A couple of podcasts I've been enjoying that follow the news with an attitude of "let's learn something interesting rather than just dwell on how depressing it all is" - Make Me Smart and What Trump Can Teach Us About Con Law.

Some others that have been good lately - Dear Hank and John, Do By Friday, and Dadfeelings(Star Trek month!)

And in the "new to me" category - Still getting through old episodes of Star Wars Minute. The ones covering Yoda's death scene in ROTJ are particularly good.
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Old 08-17-2017, 07:13 AM
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I've only listened to one episode of "How Did This Get Made?", about Howard the Duck. In the first 20 minutes it covered everything in that movie I've ever wanted to hear people talk about (duck tits, is this for children or adults? and keeping unwrapped condoms in your wallet) and I would highly recommend it.
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