The Trump Administration intends for schools to open for in-person classes this fall. And if schools decide not to open the President is threatening to withhold federal funding. So what is the plan to do so? We talk about how schools and colleges are planning to open up in the fall and if there is a way to do it safely. We also share our thoughts on Andy Samberg new movie Palm Springs and the Sci-fi movie Vast of Night.
The pressure is mounting for Washington to change the name of their football team after companies like FedEx, Nike, and McDonald's requested the team do so With the team facing economic pressure with D.C. finally get a new team name. This week we discuss that and stretch our vocal cords to discuss Hamilton now streaming on Disney+ and the new Will Ferrell comedy Eurovision now streaming on Netflix.
History was made last week in two Supreme Court cases. One affecting civil rights for gay and transgender workers and the other immigrant children. While many are celebrating these decisions there is still a lot up in the air on both issues. This week we talk about the decisions that were made, their impacts, and how the election could affect these rulings. We also discuss the Good Liar streaming on HBO, American Son, and since we're talking about DC politics we also reflect on the legacy and rewatchability of The West Wing
The Minneapolis City Council pledged to disband its police force last week and is now looking to replace it with a community-led public safety system. This week we discuss what that could look like based on what other cities have done, if this is the proper response to the protests, and if it should be tried elsewhere. We also discuss the new Spike Lee's new Netflix movie Da 5 Bloods, Just Mercy, and celebrate Pride by talking about the HBO show We're Here.
Doing something slightly different this week. No movie recap or comparison. This week we're talking about what's going on in the U.S. and sharing ways you can fight out against police brutality, racism, and the murder of black people by the police. Even if you are stuck inside and can't protest, like if you have an infant at home. And to do so Zach is joined by his wife, Sara Novic
Last week the NHL became the first major U.S. sports league to announce a formal plan for its return. This week we talk about what the plan is, our thoughts on the playoff structure, and what this could mean for other sports leagues. We also share our thoughts on the 2011 legal thriller The Lincoln Lawyer, Disney's first gay protagonist, and our other streaming suggestions.
You've been asking for it (well someone has at least) and last week Zack Snyder confirmed that his version of Justice League will be coming to HBO Max, the latest digital streaming service, sometime next year. This week we talk about how this campaign started, why it finally succeeded, and why some people are excited about it and others.... not so much. They also share their opinions on The Lovebirds, The Last Dance, and other streaming suggestions.
Most states have begun to ease restrictions on businesses and social activity, moving to reopen America and get the economy going after weeks of stay-at-home orders. This week Ryan and Zach talk about just how practical it is to open up, what are the risks, and how much will it actually help. They also share this week's streaming suggestions and talk about the newest Happy Madison movie to come to Netflix, The Wrong Missy.
As if 2020 hasn't been terrible enough the Asian giant hornet has arrived in the U.S. This week Ryan and Zach are once again joined by local garden president Dave Braatz to discuss what level of concern we should have for these bugs. They also share some streaming suggestions including their thoughts on the 2017 black comedy, The Death of Stalin.
There's been speculation for weeks about Kim Jong-un. Last month, a report said he was in "grave danger" after undergoing a heart procedure. The rumors went as far as saying he died. But then news and pictures from the North Korean government were released showing the supreme leader alive and well. This week Ryan and Zach are joined by Dave Braatz to discuss why the world could not agree on whether this man was alive or dead, why it was so important to know, and what would happen if he had been dead. They also share their thoughts on the new HBO movie Bad Education along with several other streaming suggestions.
Hosts: Zach Stone and Ryan Berger
A podcast where we talk about what's going on in the news and cross that with our favorite movies