Category Archives: Podcast Episode

16 – Trailers Trump

We start with running down the Star Wars: The Last Jedi and Justice League trailers. Agreements about Porgs, Kylo and Rey, disagreements about Ezra Miller, and Mark mansplains The Flash. A long discussion about the Alamo Drafthouse, sexual harassment, Harvey Weinstein, second chances. Then we start talking about serious stuff. Puerto Rico. Bob Corker. Rex Tillerson.

 

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14 – A Song of Ice Dragons and Incest

SPOILERS (obviously) as we give our immediate reactions to the Game of Thrones finale. Ice Dragons! Melissa wins the death pool. Cersei.  Jaime stands up to her. Tyrion– Peter Dinklage’s poker face. Littlefinger. Sansa a slow learner, isn’t getting her hands dirty. Please don’t let Tormund be dead. Theon! Should we call him Aegon Targaryen, and does this mean anything?

 

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Melissa wins the Deathpool by getting a point for Littlefinger. So, unless Stephen “Dickon” Miller is fired in the next two weeks, Melissa wins. Probably final standings:

Melissa: 3.5 (probably really should be 4– let’s be real, that Sand Snake is DEAD)
Mark: 3
Andy: 1 (finally on the board!)

 

13 – Harvey Danger

We’re preparing to get hit by Hurricane Harvey but all we can think about is Game of Thrones! Thoros of Myr, ice dragons– called it! Why Littlefinger has to go. Deathpool points grubbing. Mark thinks Cersei is dead?!?! The Defenders. We don’t have a lot to say. Joss Whedon. We talk Joss Whedon for a LOONG time. Is he a feminist? James Cameron.

 

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Deathpool update! Mark and Melissa both get a point for picking Thoros of Myr.

Current standings:
Mark:  3
Melissa: 2.5
Andy: 0

This week’s picks:
Andy: Jeff Sessions, Littlefinger
Mark: Stephen “Dickon” Miller, Cersei
Melissa: Gen. Kelly,  Littlefinger

This week’s closing music from Machines of Loving Grace – Butterfly Wings.

 

12 – Bye, Bannon!

Ding! Dong! The Bannon’s Dead! More dangerous now? We’ll take the win. Charlottesville response redux: The Mormoning. Romney, Hatch, and Flake! Oh My! A Purposeful Wife.  Game of Thrones. Mansplaining. Deathpool! Dickon for the win! Why Melissa should really be tied with Mark.

 

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Deathpool update:  Melissa gets a point for Dickon Tarly.

Current standings:
Mark:  2
Melissa: 1.5
Andy: 0

This week’s picks:
Andy: Jeff Sessions, Littlefinger
Mark: Stephen “Dickon” Miller, Thoros of Myr
Melissa: Gen. Kelly,  Thoros of Myr

Melissa and Mark will both be awarded one point for picking Thoros.

11 – Dracarys, Fire and Fury

Apparently, threatening nuclear war isn’t the worst thing someone can do this week. Family in the military. China wins. Charlottesville. Free speech. Should hate speech be outlawed? Google diversity memo. Obama’s failure to tackle hate groups. Taking on the biggest thugs to send a message. Game of Thrones.  Stephen Miller is now Dickon. Is shipping Jon and Daenerys gross? Bonus point: do they get it on in this episode? PICKLE RICK!!!

 

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Deathpool update:  no point changes.

Current standings:
Mark:  2
Melissa: .5
Andy: 0

This week’s picks:
Andy: Jeff Sessions, Greyworm
Mark: Omorosa, Euron Greyjoy
Melissa: Omorosa, Dickon — Melissa will be awarded one point for this correct pick.

10 – So Cosmopolitan

Game of Thrones! Mark called The Mooch getting fired. Dorne is boring. Grand jury! Predictions for first indictments: Andy: early September, Melissa: Early November, Mark: early January. Trump’s transcripts from his calls with foreign leaders. Andy is racist. Whatever happened to Stephen Miller? Cosmopolitan is white power code for Jewish. He looks like a penis. The importance of migrant labor.

 

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Deathpool:

Current standings:
Mark:  2
Melissa: .5
Andy: 0

This week’s picks:
Andy: Jeff Sessions, Petyr “Littlefinger” Baelish
Mark: Kellyanne Conway, Euron Greyjoy
Melissa: Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Theon Greyjoy

09 -Healthscare-amucci

The healthcare vote! McCain vs. Murkowski and Collins. Hirono shero. What if there were 50 women senators? Blake Farenthold and Republican Senate women. The problem is men, not gridlock. Ducky pajamas.

 

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Andy Mansplains Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out. Cities running on 100% clean energy. #ReadyFor100. Georgetown, Atlanta, San Diego. Republican Mayors. Andy and Toad the Wet Sprocket. What is House Trump’s sigil? Is The Mooch sticking around for long? (Mark called it. Andy and Melissa were wrong.) Why is Jeff Sessions your line in the sand? A gross moment talking about Steve Bannon.  Transgender people in the military vs. the border wall. All our fights are connected. A moment of hope? In defense of escapism. PO-tay-tos!
Weekly White House / Game of Thrones Death Pool:
Andy: Rex Tillerson, Yara Greyjoy
Mark: The Mooch, Milesandre
Melissa: Unnamed Communications Staff underlings fired by The Mooch, The Sand Snake

(Mark was right, and almost right with Milesandre! He leads, with Melissa in 2nd place. Andy has a zero.)

 

Music from this week’s episode:

(By request by Mark):

And because Andy produces the podcast:

08 – The 13th

We talk about Game of Thrones and casting the Thirteenth Doctor Jodie Whittaker, but first we talk about Donald Trump Jr, Russian collusion, health care, should we just let it burn? Ava DuVernay, Selma. The 13 Doctor. Not worried about Whittaker, worried about Chibnall. Moving on from stuff we don’t like– just keep scrolling.  We kick Mark out for Game of Thrones spoilers. Deus Ex Arya. Is Jaime Lannister a good person? Setting up for future episodes. Dragonglass — Melissa is Dragonglass.

This episode’s ending track is The 13th by The Cure from their vastly underrated album Wild Mood Swings.

 

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