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A married couple's quest to rectify the wrongs of their partner never seeing culturally relevant movies. (Mostly 1980s, but we dabble in other decades.) The Crime Files specifically examines crime movies and their impact upon societal perceptions of law enforcement.
 
Case studies in the pop culture of a dying empire. // Co-hosts Josh and Brian grew up evangelical Protestant in Michigan and New Mexico respectively, while A.J. (@thefuzzymask) grew up Catholic in California. Now we’re writers, friends, and inveterate godless New York dumbasses surviving the end of the world the best way we know how: podcasting. Each week, we deconstruct how narrative and artistic choices in popular media reflect or subvert the ongoing reactionary project in contemporary Ame ...
 
Seth Andrews, a former Christian broadcaster and believer for 30 years, ultimately escaped the bonds of superstitious thinking to embrace the more satisfying explanations that science provides. A professional video producer and host of one of the most popular atheist communities on the internet, Seth Andrews brings a polished format, a relaxed environment and a rage-free challenge to the religious beliefs that defined his youth.
 
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Alice Greczyn is a Hollywood actress, author, speaker, and activist. She escaped fundamentalist Christianity, and she tells her story. VIDEO of this interview: https://youtu.be/zkwVkmKSpUE Alice's website: https://www.alicegreczyn.com/ On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/alicegreczyn Her book: https://mysoundwise.com/soundcasts/1630369435907s…
 
THIS IS A PREVIEW. THE FULL EPISODE CAN BE HEARD OVER AT https://www.patreon.com/WorstOfAllThe lads head eastbound and down as they take a ride through the American Inferno and sharp cultural commentary of Rockstar Games’ magnum opus: Red Dead Redemption 2. They discuss the magnificent open world, the labor abuses that went into its creation, and t…
 
Bryan Quinby (Street Fight Radio) takes the lads on a stroll through the hellscape of modern far-right children’s entertainment (with a pit-stop in the far-right children’s entertainment of yesteryear, Adventures in Odyssey) as they endure the deeply uncomfortable scream-fest and non-union acting showcase that is PragerU Kids. Topics include the et…
 
THIS IS A PREVIEW. FOR THE FULL EPISODE GO TO https://www.patreon.com/WorstOfAll Emily Robinson (My Brother, My Captain, My Podcast) joins the lads in Hell as they excavate the epistolary proselytizing and smug finger-wagging of C.S. Lewis’ scourge of YA reading lists everywhere: The Screwtape Letters. Topics include the rivalry between C.S. Lewis …
 
For their summer series this year, Tim and Andrew are going to take a film released in the summer of 1982 and then pair it with another summer release from either 1992, 2002, or 2012. For the first episode, two PG rated horrors are discussed: 1982’s Poltergeist and 2012’s ParaNorman. The housing crisis, director controversies, and Nike money come u…
 
This episode was recorded LIVE at the ASC (The American Society of Criminology) 76th Annual Conference in Chicago, IL on November 1th, 2021. Our very special guests are: Caroline Comerford, M.S. - Founder, CVC Consulting Adam Stern, Ph.D - Associate Professor, Curry CollegeBy Medinchena, Inc.
 
Luke Savage (Michael and Us, Jacobin) joins the lads for some minor election fraud as they cover Barry Levinson’s 2006 political satire//thriller/rom-com/centrist fever dream: Man of the Year. Topics include the movie’s tonal whiplash, Laura Linney’s bafflingly committed performance, and the hollowness of centrist ideology as reflected through Robi…
 
A past recipient of Harvard's Humanist of the Year award, Dale McGowan is an activist, speaker, author, and Chief Content Manger for http://www.onlysky.media. He joins Seth Andrews for a candid conversation about media, bias, values, religion, and how we might better our efforts to improve the world. https://dalemcgowan.com VIDEO of this interview:…
 
THIS IS A PREVIEW. CHECK OUT THE FULL EPISODE AT https://www.patreon.com/WorstOfAllBrian and Josh return to Odyssey with Have You Seen This? host Jen Albright (@Bowsnonk) in tow, this time to focus on everyone’s favorite polymath and teenage genius: Eugene Meltsner. And Eugene’s secret shame—his lack of a driver’s license—doesn’t prevent us from go…
 
The lads wave through a window as they force theme song composer/wandering troubadour Brendan Dalton (Dickinson, Younger) to climb the great rotting tree that is the 2022 film adaptation of the hit 2016 Broadway hit: Dear Evan Hansen. They discuss the musical’s baffling plot, Ben Platt’s trip to the beach that makes you old, and the greater state o…
 
A leaked Supreme Court majority opinion reveals the impending end of reproductive choice via Roe V. Wade. What's happening, and what happens next? Special thanks to Rachel Laser of Americans United for joining the last half of the conversation. Americans United: http://www.au.org Political article on leaked draft: https://www.politico.com/news/2022…
 
THIS IS A PREVIEW. Check out the full episode at patreon.com/worstofall The lads hop on the midnight train to Güllen as they explore the delightfully weird and morally murky depths of Friedrich Dürrenmatt’s classic tragicomedy: The Visit. They discuss the many adaptations of the play, the enduring legacy of its themes, and the uneasy feelings broug…
 
While Josh is out sick with the novel coronavirus, Brian and A.J. return once again to Elsinore Castle as they dive headlong into the four-hour, bloated monstrosity that is Kenneth Branagh’s adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet. They discuss the difficulties of adapting Hamlet to the screen, Kenneth Branagh’s lips, and the dangers of treating…
 
Last week, Josh got on a call with Harm Venhuizen, outgoing editor-in-chief of Calvin University's student newspaper Chimes to discuss the recent policy choices made by the school and their consequences. Links to Harm’s articles: “Calvin’s Policies Against Same Sex Marriage a Motivator in Split with Center for Social Research, Sources Say”https://c…
 
Yvette d'Entremont is an analytical chemist and science educator perhaps best known as SciBabe. Seth reads several of her "Moment of Science" articles and talks to Yvette about them. Enjoy! SciBabe: https://scibabe.com On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/scibabe Chiropractic article: https://theoutline.com/post/1617/chiropractors-are-bullshit…
 
THIS IS A PREVIEW. Check out the full episode at patreon.com/worstofall The lads follow a trail of corruption and intrigue as they return to Odyssey to dig up a scoop on the greatest calamity facing the youth of today: the ethics of middle-school journalism. Topics include the true meaning of free speech, the importance of school newspaper competit…
 
Dr. Ronald Siegel is Assistant Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School, author of "The Mindfulness Solution," and professor for "The Science of Mindfulness" at Wondrium. Free Wondrium trial to watch the series on mindfulness: http://www.wondrium.com/seth Dr. Siegel's website: https://drronsiegel.com VIDEO of this conversation: https://you…
 
You’ve probably seen a lot of clips recently of the ongoing culture war coming to a flashpoint in school board meetings across the country. To learn how the reactionary right is using these conflicts to push for increased school privatization, Josh (@boshj) sat down with Wendy Lecker and Nicole Ciullo from the Education Law Center, a Newark-based o…
 
The lads throw on their bad hair pieces and fine Italian suits as they, along with special guest Michael Kupperman (@Mkupperman), gaze into the gaping maw of the much-maligned Bob Hoskins and Denzel Washington buddy-cop/ghost/crime-thriller/“comedy”: Heart Condition. Topics include mid-budget 90s studio movies, Denzel Washington’s comedy chops, and…
 
This is a PREVIEW. To listen to the full episode, go to https://www.patreon.com/WorstOfAll It’s D.A.R.E.’s worst nightmare as the lads, along with renowned cannabis lawyer Stefan Borst-Censullo (@Stefan_BC), reach new highs and tackle the devil’s weed in the 1936 propaganda film Reefer Madness. Topics include the racist history of narcotics crackdo…
 
Noah Lugeons hosts The Scathing Atheists and co-hosts God Awful Movies. This short bonus show features the audio from a recent video interview...conducted on Noah's birthday. Enjoy. VIDEO of this interview: https://youtu.be/Wv4NAtTiN5Q Scathing Atheist: https://scathingatheist.com God Awful Movies: https://www.facebook.com/GodAwfulMovies…
 
The lads and special guest Lev Novak (@LevNovak) do battle with the Imagination Station as Adventures in Odyssey tackles its two toughest topics yet: death and also those three guys that visited Jesus that one time. Topics include the gifts of the magi, the preposterousness of hell, and the seemingly unkillable deity known as John Avery Whittaker. …
 
THIS IS A PREVIEW. Check out the full thing at patreon.com/worstofallMy name is Alan Wake. I’m a writer. Three podcasters and their friend, Jack Horton Gilbert, played through my story and talked about it for three hours. What followed was wild and dark and weird, even by my standards. Stephen King once said, “My wife and kids won’t touch a pizza w…
 
Saddle up your horses as the lads, along with Rosey Armstrong (Hans Gruber and the Die Hards, Los Kurados), slap on their Crosses of Gold and dive headlong into the varied and wild world of Contemporary Christian Music (CCM). Topics include what makes Christian music Christian music, the importance of artistic integrity in an industry seemingly des…
 
Tim and Andrew rundown this year's Best Picture nominees for you. Saab Turbos are discussed and they rename a 2005 Ang Lee movie "The Obvious One." Belfast (00:01:36); CODA (00:08:52); Don't Look Up (00:13:27); Drive My Car (00:23:12); Dune (00:32:48); King Richard (00:37:59); Licorice Pizza (00:42:12); Nightmare Alley (00:49:36); Power of the Dog …
 
THIS IS A PREVIEW. Check out the full thing at patreon.com/worstofall Nate Bethea aka @inthesedeserts (What a Hell of a Way To Die, Trashfuture) returns to Odyssey (and the podcast!) as he and the lads tackle the real problems facing a divided America: insecticide, new highways, and bigotry against “citters”. Topics include the environmental activi…
 
Columnist, podcaster, and activist Hemant Mehta joins Seth for a difficult yet necessary dive into the hate platforms like The New Independent Fundamental Baptist Movement. The featured audio clips aren't pleasant to hear, but they reflect Old Testament-based bigotry and the tragic war on our fellow human beings. VIDEO of this conversation: https:/…
 
The lads, along with special guest Matt Barbot (@BarbotRobot), have rockets in their pockets as they rumble with Steven Spielberg and Tony Kushner’s 2021 adaptation of the musical theater classic: West Side Story. They discuss the complicated legacy of the original musical, the pitfalls of adaptation, and the importance of producing new work in an …
 
THIS IS A PREVIEW. Check out the full thing at patreon.com/worstofall Bust out your ring lights and twenty dollar phone clamps because this week the lads dive headlong into the world of influences with the hit (?) reality shows Netflix’s Hype House and Hulu’s The D’Amelio Show. Topics include the emptiness of influencer culture, the pressures of be…
 
Richard Saunders (of The Skeptic Zone podcast) and Rob Palmer (Skeptical Inquirer contributor) joined others in the ambitious Great Australian Psychic Prediction Project. They join the podcast to discuss their results. SI Article: https://skepticalinquirer.org/exclusive/pondering-the-published-predictions-of-prominent-psychics…
 
A boy receives a a surprisingly good Christmas gift, in the form of a living creature no one has seen before, from his usually disappointing Dad. However, when the little monster’s spawn destroy the town and ruin Christmas, the gift turns out to be as disappointing as his Dad and his lousy inventions. Joelle - "The Gremlins scare me more than seria…
 
The lads face down the dastardly Dr. Regis Blackgaard as they once again return to Odyssey for a dizzying foray into the world of forgiveness and electronic stores. Topics include Midwestern social mores, the nature of revenge, and the importance of unionizing in a world full of John Avery Whittakers. Episodes discussed:#155 & #156: Waylaid in the …
 
COPY AND PASTE (use better tags if you have them, and helpfully share in the comments): The #Facebook account facebook.com/seth.andrews.31 was incorrectly flagged and banned for hate speech. The post was actually exposing and condeming the hate speech of a Texas pastor. I’m asking @meta to review and reverse this inappropriate ban re: facebook.com/…
 
THIS IS A PREVIEW. Check out the full thing at patreon.com/worstofallThings get WILD as the lads, along with special guest Anne Huston (General Manager of Caveat), strap on their Gibson Flying V/EB-0 1961 Bass guitars and dive headlong into the Loony Tunes madness and shocking poignancy of Kazuya Tsurumaki and Yōji Enokido’s hit anime: FLCL. Topics…
 
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