Oh It’s John, Episode Five: You’ve Gotti Be Kidding Me

February 6, 2019

Travolta. Gotti. Nagle. Walker. All the most noteworthy Johns, finally packaged in one convenient podcast! In this episode we take a look at Vinnie Barbarino's very own, much-maligned mob epic, GOTTI, and try to determine why nobody liked it.

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film podcast at: movieschmovie.com

 

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Slash Course #1: Black Christmas (1974) with Patrick Anderson

December 24, 2018

This debut episode of Slash Course, a new show about horror and horror-related topics, centers on director Bob Clark's seminal cult flick, the stealthily influential Black Christmas. Special guest Patrick Anderson helps to untangle the mysteries of a crazed murderer known simply as Billy. So get out of here! THE PODCAST IS COMING FROM INSIDE THE INTERNET!

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Oh It’s John, Episode Four: Fall Jamz 2018

December 20, 2018

Getting in just under the wire before the Solstice, Nagle and Walker are back with a cornucopia of seasonally-appropriate Jamz they enjoyed during Fall 2018, and which will surely give comfort for months to come. From rustic British pop to so-called yacht rock, with country-tinged R&B in between. Listen up! And learn to judge a person not by their foibles, but by the seriousness of their funk.

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For Your Infotazement: Earworms

November 17, 2018

There are a lot of reasons a song might get stuck in your head. Sometimes it’s because the thing is so darn catchy. Other times, it might be a theme or idea that resonates with you. But once it’s in there, a true earworm won’t leave. In this episode, I chat with a gaggle of folks about the tunes that plague them, in addition to breaking down the lyrical quirk of a particular classic rock cut which has nagged at me for decades. 

NOTE: This is an archival podcast originally released on July 6th, 2015.

Chris Garrison is a cartoonist and inventor of games and has been my friend since 7th grade. Peep his crazycool drawings at garrisonsjunk.blogspot.com. 

Underground mainstay Skizz Cyzyk creates movies and music and does many fun things related to movies and music. Try to make sense of all the hats he wears by checking out his web-hub, skizz.net. 

Comedian Ronald James is co-host, along with yours truly and our pal Steve Reter, of Movie Schmovie, a film conversation podcast that will hopefully make you laugh and give you a safe place to overthink your cinematic favorites. Find it at movieschmovie.net. 

And speaking of film podcasts, you really should be listening The Projection Booth, on which Mike White, Rob St. Mary, and a shockingly comprehensive gang of guests go deeper than anyone else into the way movies are made and how they make us feel. It’s addictive and it awaits you here at projection-booth.blogspot.com. 

Check out Jess Rapisarda’s wonderful and often hilarious blog at welcometothebundle.blogspot.com. 

Shit-Stirring Benn Ray’s trenchant opinions and observations can be enjoyed @mobtownshank. And if you’re ever in Hampden, MD, pop in to Atomic Books for some good reads, art toys, and cold beer, possibly served by the man himself. 

If you’d like to suggest topics or make any comments on the show, please follow us on Twitter @infotazement.

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Saul Searching: Winner (S4/E10)

October 13, 2018

Another excellent season of Better Call Saul draws to a close, and Chris and John are here for one last conversation about Jimmy's slip and Mike's measures, as well as a breakdown of the pilot episode of Mork & Mindy in the final round of our spinoff challenge. It's all... pretty swell, fellow.

Watch the Mork & Mindy pilot so you can laugh knowingly at our tangents!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i4P_lBT2z6E

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Saul Searching: Wiedersehen (S4/E9)

October 7, 2018

Chris and John take in the penultimate episode of Better Call Saul's fourth season, "Wiedersehen," and puzzle over where all of this is heading in the upcoming finale. They also assess another spinoff challenger in the form of Yogi's Galaxy Goof-Ups, a Hanna-Barbera show from 1978 that exemplifies the inescapable animation studio's cartoon-spewing, budget-conscious ethos at the time.

Tune in to the Galaxy Goof-Ups pilot here! Just don't blame us.
https://vimeo.com/253063114

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Saul Searching: Coushatta (S4/E8)

October 3, 2018

Chris and John chat about "Coushatta," another dazzling episode of Better Call Saul that adds a new dimension to Jimmy and Kim's relationship. Then they turn their attentions to Saul's latest spinoff challenger: The Lone Gunmen. This X-Files offshoot ran for 13 episodes in early 2001 and a few things have happened since then. How does it hold up? The truth behind it all is laid bare in this very podcast.

Watch The Lone Gunmen pilot if you want to play along!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0o3lHajdB3A

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Saul Searching: Something Stupid (S4/E7)

September 21, 2018

Looking for another challenger to Better Call Saul's place atop the spinoff heap, Chris and John give their customized globe a (final?) whirl and land in the magical land known as Baywatch Nights. Only then does the battle between Odenkirk and Hasselhoff begin. Whose side are you on?

P.S. The latest Better Call Saul episode, "Something Stupid," is also discussed (duh).

Baywatch Nights had two iterations, a detective show and an X-Files ripoff. Watch the first version here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1ZGBye0cz0

And the supernatural option here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ak10FfIFYTY

 

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Saul Searching: Piñata (S4/E6)

September 16, 2018

Chris and John don their finest track suits and lure "Piñata," the latest episode of Better Call Saul, into a trap. (A recap and discussion trap.) When that's settled, we're off to face another spinoff challenger, this time in the form of a highly-successful, long-running primetime soap that straddled the 80s and then some: Knots Landing. Then come back and tell us if this podcast is closer to bearnaise or mayo.

Watch a nauseous-making rip of the Knots Landing pilot that somebody uploaded with Image Stabilization swtiched on, rendering the backgrounds as seething, breathing, acid trip hallucinations!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-WRX9Bh5jrk&t=0s&index=2&list=PL-WfaXJ3m34WatGLhiRPKTSgRG5jwGron

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For Your Infotazement: Embarrassment

September 11, 2018

NOTE: This is an archival episode first released in June of 2015.

Infotazement is a word that describes any topic deemed of interest by me, John Walker, the host of the show. If that sounds vague and solipsistic, then you’re beginning to understand. Each episode will involve multiple personalities expounding on a theme, as dictated, again, by me.

This episode is all about embarrassment, and I’ve brought together a group of experts on the subject.

Comedian Ronald James, as well as being the ‘voice’ of the show, talks about how embarrassment fuels his onstage persona. Jonathan Eaton and Bekah Weininger, a pair of very busy creative types who are also married to each other, share some awkward anecdotes. And blogger Jessica Rapisarda joins us to discuss how her upbringing gave her the thick skin required to make her private life public. 

Along the way we toss drinks at the wrong person, do weird things in traffic, flirt by shoving, toss feminine products around, and generally makes asses of ourselves. At least we have each other. 

Follow Ronald James on the film podcast we both co-host with Steve Reter at movieschmovie.com

Follow Bekah Weininger on Twitter @bekahweininger.

Follow Jonathan Eaton on Twitter @jonbrak and keep up with his silly and demented comics at thisis65.com.

Read Jess Rapisarda’s blog at welcometothebundle.blogspot.com.

If you’d like to suggest topics or make any comments on the show, please follow us on Twitter @infotazement.

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