Yes. The Pharmaceutical companies Pfizer and Moderna are leading the race to provide a vaccine to the world. Both companies announced that its vaccines are over 94.5% effective in preventing the coronavirus. How did we get two potential vaccines so effective and safe in such a quick amount of time? As we say in Philadelphia - trust the scientific process. This week we discuss that process and the technology that got us to this point and why the vaccine can and should be trusted. We also share our thoughts on the Hulu movie Run, the Lego Star Wars Holiday Special, Fisherman's Friends, and the finale of The Sopranos.
Winter is coming and November is on track to be the worst month of the pandemic in the US, so far. The country just surpassed 11 million cases – less than a week after hitting 10 million. So what should you do with Thanksgiving right around the corner? This week we brought back our favorite respiratory therapist to talk about what to do this holiday season and if it is possible to celebrate safely as the Coronavirus flares up around the country. We also share our thoughts on Mile 22 and The Impossible, both currently streaming on Netflix.
Donald Trump has been defeated, Joe Biden will be the 46th President of the United States, and Kamala Harris will be the next Vice President the first woman, the first black woman, the first Asian-American woman, and the first multiracial American to hold the office. And part of the reason that happened is because of the city of Philadelphia. So what happened this past week, is it all good news, and where does the country go from here. We talk about all of that as well as share our thoughts on Black Christmas, Life Is Beautiful, and some other horror movies to watch.
Usually, this podcast comes out on Tuesday and we talk about what is happening in the news. But is anything we talk about on Tuesday morning going to be bigger than the news happening on Tuesday night. With that in mind if you need something to take your mind off the election or you are just too nervous to watch as the results come - this week we each picked five movies each to watch instead of election coverage. We hope this helps!!
Social media companies like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube are looking to avoid the mistakes they made during the 2016 election. But by doing that they may actually be furthering disinformation and other conspiracy theories. This week we are talking about the information and misinformation you need to know and how to avoid making the situation worse one week before the election. We also share our thoughts on Borat 2, American Utopia, and Black Box
At the beginning of the pandemic, American sports fans were left with no live sports to watch for nearly four months. Then suddenly in June and July, all the major sports leagues returned to play at once creating a sports fan dream. Or so we thought. In reality, people aren't watching and viewership for all the leagues is down steeply from 2019, including the NBA finals, the Stanley Cup, and even NFL games. Why is that? This week we try and figure out why that is happening. We also share our thoughts on The Trial of the Chicago 7, The Lie, and Deaf U,
Last week, the FBI intercepted six men that were trying to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer. She is okay, but this week we're talking about the kidnappers' potential motivations, how the FBI stopped them, and why this could happen again. We also share our thoughts on the season 2 finale of The Boys on Amazon as well Hubie Halloween and The Haunting of Bly Manor.
Donald Trump shockingly if not unsurprisingly, tested positive for the coronavirus. But he's not the only one after the White House hosted a super-spreader event in the Rose Garden. How did this happen, what does the recovery process look like, and how will the effect the election? We talk about all of that with a respiratory therapist who has been on the front line in Philadelphia. We also share our thoughts on three Netflix movies: Enola Holmes, American Murder, and Dick Johnson is Dead.
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.
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