Ruth Bader Ginsburg, U.S. Supreme Court justice and progressive icon died last week at the age of 87. This week we talk about her life, legacy, and the fight happening in Washington to fill her seat on the Supreme Court before the November election. We also talk about the RBG documentary on Hulu as well as The Vow on HBO and The Devil All The Time which is available on Netflix.
A new live-action version of Mulan is now available on Disney+ and if you stayed for the end credits you may notice who Disney chose to thank. This week we discuss just how morally bankrupt Disney can be and why the credits are leading to a bad box office. We also share our thoughts on I'm Thinking Of Ending Things, Lovecraft Country, and The Boys.
With less than two months until Election Day, many experts are worried that social media platforms will repeat the mistakes of 2016. So, Facebook has a plan - no new political ads the week leading up to Election Day. This week we talk about how Facebook got to the place where it needs a plan to begin with, and whether it will be enough. We also share our thoughts on Cobra Kai, Love, Guaranteed, and what it's like watching Twin Peaks while high.
Last week Hurricane Laura, one of the most powerful hurricanes ever to hit the U.S., struck the Louisiana coast killing at least 14 people. The total extent of the damage may not be known for days but about 200,000 people in Louisiana have no access to water and more than 500,000 homes and businesses went without power after neighborhoods were destroyed. But is this just the beginning? This week we are joined by Chris Bianchi, a Spectrum networks senior weather producer and meteorologist. He tells us what happened in the Gulf of Mexico and what we can expect for the rest of the year. We also share our thoughts on the horror movie 1 BR, the docuseries Immigration Nation, and the Ben Affleck guy-cry sports movie The Way Back
Will You Go See Tenet
Movie theaters have reopened in 44 states. Despite the fact just last week there were 300,000 new cases of COVID and 5,900 deaths. With movies like Tenet, Bill and Ted, and The New Mutants coming out, theater chains are hoping people will come back in order to save the industry. This week we talk about the decision process to reopen, our feelings on headed back to the movies, and we try to understand who will go. We also share our thoughts on Netflix's new movie Work It and Peanut Butter Falcon which is streaming on Hulu.
Last week Senator Kamala Harris was announced as Joe Biden's running mate. She made history becoming the first Black woman and the first person of South Asian descent to be on a major party's ticket. It's officially go time. So what led to the decision after a contentious primary, how did the Republicans respond, and what happens now. We talk about all of that and share our reviews of Project Power and The Half of It streaming on Netflix as well as Perry Mason and Richard Jewell streaming on HBO.
Also What Is TikTok?
Last week President Trump signed an executive order banning the Chinese video-sharing app TikTok unless it's sold, citing national security concerns. So when looking into the story the first thing we had to do was find out what TikTok is, why does Trump hates it so much, and are these concerns legitimate. We talk about all of that as well as the second season of Umbrella Academy and Jeffrey Epstein: Filthy Rich both streaming on Netflix
Ryan is on vacation, so Zach once again wrangled the official wife of the pod to come on and talk about this past year raising a newborn. They talk about how their lives have changed, their biggest challenges, and a Christmas Card that led to a gigantic fight.
They also talk about the first two seasons of The Sopranos which has been the most recent binge-watch during the pandemic.
An armed gunman released 13 hostages after the President of Ukraine agreed to recommend a movie starring Joaquin Phoenix. We talk about how all of this went down and what Joaquin Phoenix movie saved those people's lives. We also share this week's movie suggestions including the Elisabeth Moss movie Shirley on Hulu and the Rosamund Pike movie Radioactive on Amazon Prime.
Last week Florida reported 698 deaths last week and more than 83,000 new cases of the coronavirus. Despite all of this, Disney World in Orlando reopened this month. So, what precautions are they taking, and is it safe to go back? This week we talk to the host of That Movie Show and self-proclaimed Disney World lover Mike Wendt about the conditions in Disney and what it would take to get him to go back there. We also share some streaming suggestions including The Old Guard and Crip Camp on Netflix and Showbiz Kids and Scoob on HBO.
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