The delta variant is now the dominant COVID-19 variant in the US. It accounts for 83% of US cases of coronavirus and is about 60% more contagious than the first variant. Fortunately, the research shows the vaccine is effective against this strain, unfortunately, not enough people are getting the shot. This week we talk about the reasons for vaccine hesitancy, its effect on the current pandemic, and the best way to help convince more people to get shots in arms. We share our opinions on season 2 of 'Never Have I Ever' (Netflix), 'Gunpowder Milkshake' (Netflix), and talk about 'Ted Lasso', and The Twilight Saga.
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.
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,
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.
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.
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.
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.
This past week Zach joined the 17 million other Americans who lost their jobs due to the economic fallout of coronavirus. Zach and Ryan are joined by one of Zach's former coworkers who also lost her job - Andrea Duffy. They talk about what it felt like, how they are doing now and what the future of radio looks like in a post-coronavirus world. They also share some streaming recommendations, including their thoughts on the 2019 movie, Good Boys.
Everyone is still stuck inside losing their minds - well we are here to help. This week Ryan and Zach are joined by friends of the show Tammy and Steve Koch to talk about what we are doing to stay sane, activities for kids and deals companies are offering during the pandemic. We also offer more suggestions on what to watch and share our thoughts with the most buzzed-about series on the internet - Tiger King.
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