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
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.
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.
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.
For three glorious days, it felt like we were back to normal. Sports were back. Sort of. And just like sports is want to do, it left some fans bitterly disappointed. This week Ryan and Zach talk about Rob Gronkowski coming out of retirement to play with Tom Brady, where the biggest names in college are playing in the NFL, and how Eagles fans feel betrayed and bewildered by their draft picks. They also share their thoughts on the Kumail Nanjiani and Dave Bautista comedy, Stuber, along with some other streaming suggestions.
Hosts: Zach Stone and Ryan Berger
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