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.
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.
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