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Not just another bad movie podcast, Blank Check reviews directors' complete filmographies episode to episode. Specifically, the auteurs whose early successes afforded them the rare ‘blank check’ from Hollywood to produce passion projects. Each new miniseries, hosts Griffin Newman and David Sims delve into the works of film’s most outsized personalities in painstakingly hilarious detail. Produced by Ben Hosley.
 
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The Sporkful

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The Sporkful

Dan Pashman and Stitcher

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We obsess about food to learn more about people. The Sporkful isn't for foodies, it's for eaters. Hosted by Dan Pashman, who's also the inventor of the new pasta shape cascatelli. James Beard and Webby Award winner for Best Food Podcast. A Stitcher Production.
 
Join host Scott Aukerman ("Comedy Bang! Bang!" on IFC, "Mr. Show") for a weekly podcast that blends conversation and character work from today's funniest comedians. While Scott begins by traditionally interviewing the celebrities, the open-door policy means an assortment of eccentric oddballs can pop by at any moment to chat, compete in games, and engage in comic revelry. With all that, and regular bonus episodes, we bet your favorite part will still be the plugs!
 
This is the official podcast for NBC's Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Join host Marc Evan Jackson for a deep dive into each season of one of television's biggest hit comedies with guests including co-creator Dan Goor, cast members Terry Crews, Joe Lo Truglio, Melissa Fumero, Stephanie Beatriz and more as they reveal behind-the-scenes stories, funny anecdotes, never-before-heard secrets and much, much more!
 
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Home Cooking

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Home Cooking

Samin Nosrat & Hrishikesh Hirway

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From Samin Nosrat (chef and author of the cookbook Salt Fat Acid Heat) and Hrishikesh Hirway (creator and host of the podcast Song Exploder), Home Cooking is a mini-series to help you figure out what to cook—and keep you company—during the quarantine. If you need help or just want some creative inspiration for your kitchen, we’ve got you covered. Do you have a quarantine cooking question, story, or anxiety you want to share with us? Send a voice memo to us at alittlehomecooking@gmail.com, or ...
 
Affirmation Nation with Bob Ducca is a loosely formatted self-improvement podcast dedicated to exploring matters of the Spirit and getting Bob friends. After suffering from numerous mental and physical ailments (mostly self-diagnosed) throughout his life Bob decided to make a change. Mr. Ducca invites you to join him on his Journey of radical self discovery as he attempts to conquer his inner demons and find people to hang out with. Each week Bob will interview experts in the fields of medic ...
 
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After 15 years as an opera singer and winning a Grammy and a Tony, Alexander Smalls got turned down for a lead role at the Metropolitan Opera. He’d hit the same glass ceiling that held back many Black opera singers before him. He went home, drank a bottle of wine, and came to a realization: "I couldn't own an opera house, but I could own a restaura…
 
He dominated the field in this year’s 20th Century March Madness competition, and now we’re celebrating with a parade and a big brass band…it’s time for our series on the films of Stanley Kubrick - Pods Wide Cast! Join us as we fill in the background strokes of Kubrick’s early career - his childhood in the Bronx, his photography apprenticeship with…
 
Chris and Andy talk about all of the drama going on with Warner Bros. Discovery, including the choice to not release ‘Batgirl’ and the quiet removal of movies and shows from HBO Max (1:00). Then they talk about the return of ‘Reservation Dogs’ for its second season (24:43), before they are joined by ‘Industry’ creators Mickey Down and Konrad Kay to…
 
Chris and Andy talk about the trailer for 'Andor' that dropped this week and some storylines the series might be exploring (1:00). Then, they talk about the most recent episode of 'Better Call Saul', which featured two very important cameos (14:48), before talking about the Season 2 premiere of 'Industry' (38:22). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwa…
 
What has to happen for Vietnamese lemongrass barbecue sauce to take up as much space as Texas barbecue sauce on an American grocery store shelf? There’s a whole generation of young entrepreneurs — many of them women of color — making packaged foods that are expanding the palate of American shoppers. This week, live on stage in Brooklyn, Dan is talk…
 
Comedian and actor Patton Oswalt joins Scott to talk about his new movie I Love My Dad, skipping apps, and his SNL dream cast. Then, scientist Ellen Norton-Simon Harris-Finley Finister stops by to talk about getting kids jazzed about science. Later, Scott’s new neighbor Dean Hormel drops by to invite everyone to his block party. Plus, musician John…
 
Oof - this is a tough one. Incredibly divisive, is “STAR 80” a darkly cynical triumph about the perils of Hollywood and the failings of men? Or is it a too-sympathetic “Portrait of An Incel as a who cares?!” per our guest Julie Klausner? Join us for a very spirited discussion about Fosse’s difficult last film, where we touch upon the dangers of the…
 
Chris and Andy talk about the allegations that old episodes of ‘Stranger Things’ are being reedited and the interesting possibilities it introduces for streaming television (1:00). Then they talk about the sweet animated movie ‘Marcel the Shell With Shoes On’ (20:15), before Andy is joined by French filmmaker Olivier Assayas to talk about his decis…
 
Chris and Andy talk about all of the Marvel news that came out of Comic-Con this weekend, including what we can expect from Phase Five of the MCU (1:00) and the trailer for 'Black Panther: Wakanda Forever' (13:36). Then, they break down the latest episode of 'Better Call Saul' (28:26). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Le…
 
Dan goes on an adventure around Los Angeles, starting at the airport. Where is he going? He doesn't know. He doesn't have a plan. The one thing he does know is that he's going to attempt to travel through time to eat a piece of coconut cake from Patys Restaurant, which he should have eaten three years ago. With an Atlas Obscura article as his guide…
 
Fellow Threedom co-hosts Paul F. Tompkins and Lauren Lapkus join Scott to talk about simping, The Weeknd, and musical instruments. Then, local reporter Haney Dilf stops by to talk about her recent car accident. Later, Carmine DeLonge arrives to show off his special skill. Plus, fencing instructor Jarles whose trapped in the Earwolf Studios stops by…
 
It’s SHOWTIME, folks - and boy, are we jazzed about this episode! Broadway icon and actual Blank Check listener Lin-Manuel Miranda joins us to talk about what many consider to be Bob Fosse’s masterpiece, 1979’s “All That Jazz.” LMM surprises Griffin and David by bringing along an original copy of the film’s script, which offers some fascinating ins…
 
Chris and Andy open up the mailbag to take stock of our TV landscape as we reach the midpoint of summer. They talk about the ‘House of the Dragon’ trailer (1:00), some of their favorite performances of the year (23:54), and whether we’re trending back to a more traditional delineation between TV and movies (30:36). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenw…
 
Chris and Andy are joined by 'Better Call Saul' showrunner Peter Gould to talk about the making of tonight's defining episode (11:17), why 'Better Call Saul' could not exist without 'Breaking Bad' (28:13), and how he's feeling as the show is coming to an end (45:03). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: Peter Gould Producer: Mike Wargon Lear…
 
Wherever Phil Rosenthal goes, he wants to eat — which explains the name of his Netflix show, Somebody Feed Phil. He travels the world with wide eyes, an empty stomach, and a bottomless supply of delight at the people and food he encounters. And before Somebody Feed Phil and his new podcast Naked Lunch, Phil created the hit sitcom Everybody Loves Ra…
 
Howard Kremer and Brett Morris of Who Charted? join Scott to talk about the early beginnings of their podcast, which is once again available for free, as well as in the brand new Chart Mart (whochartedpod.com). Then, hobbyist Hughie Chism stops by to advocate for ships in bottles. Plus, locomotist Mr. Toots drops by to talk about his job driving tr…
 
Sure, Bob Fosse’s “Lenny” has beautiful cinematography, but does it effectively communicate that Lenny Bruce was funny? Is the narrative of stand-ups as “tortured truth tellers” overdone? We have THOUGHTS! Comedian and “stand-up historian” Colin Quinn joins us to talk about the legacy of Lenny Bruce, and what Fosse gets right (the milieu of the clu…
 
Chris and Andy return to chat trailers, awards, and more! They begin by reacting to the extended trailer for ‘The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power’ (5:50). They then discuss recent news of Emmy noms and snubs (14:45) before moving on the chat about their viewing experience of 'Thor: Love and Thunder' (39:47). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwa…
 
Chris and Andy return to share their thoughts on the most recent episode of ‘Better Call Saul’. They pay homage to the show's incredible writing (2:00), wonder what the fallout of this episode will be (15:00), and discuss whether a flash-forward is imminent (35:00). Finally, they share their thoughts on the Season 3 finale of ‘The Boys' (40:00). Ho…
 
Dan gives up the hosting chair and becomes a contestant in our most popular (and only) Sporkful game show, 2 Chefs And A Lie! The game is simple. Dan talks with three “chefs.” Two are real, and one is a faker with a made-up resume. Dan gets five questions per chef to determine who’s legit, and who doesn’t know their bass from their elbow. The best …
 
Adam Pally and Jon Gabrus join Scott to talk all about their new truTV show “101 Places to Party Before You Die.” Then, cameraman Jack Furz returns to talk about the vigilante Nite Wolf’s latest adversary the Cross Puzzler. Later, intern Gino Lombardo stops by before UK bully Bethany Waterbottle arrives on her bullying rampage. Plus, celebrity liti…
 
Wilkommen and Bienvenue to our “Cabaret” episode! Literal Disney Princess and musical theater superstar Rachel Zegler joins us to gush over Fosse’s 1972 film - a game-changer for the musical genre, and an Oscar-winning guarantor for Fosse’s cinematic “blank check” after the failure of “Sweet Charity.” Topics discussed include: the differences betwe…
 
Chris and Andy are back to count down the best shows of the year … so far! They begin the episode by discussing the runners-up that didn't make their top 10 lists (1:10), then divulge their contenders for best shows of 2022 at the midway point (25:20). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Devon Manze Learn more about your ad choices. Visi…
 
Barbecue is America’s culinary national pastime. Dozens of books have been written about it, food writers criss-cross the country looking for the best places, and people wait hours to eat at the most famous spots. In his book The Cooking Gene, culinary historian Michael Twitty traces the path that barbecue traveled from West Africa to the American …
 
Accomplished actor Kelsey Grammer joins Scott to talk about the new Frasier reboot, his podcast pitch all about The Kingston Trio, and Jon Daly’s new album “Ding Dong Delicious.” Then, the “real” Superman stops by to talk about his 4th of July plans. Plus, handyman Tobias Boothby drops by to promote his handyman business.…
 
The minute you walked in the joint…I could see you were a man of distinction, A REAL PODCASTER! “Pod That Jazzcast” - our series on the films of Bob Fosse - kicks off with a real humdinger of an episode, as the boys discuss 1969’s swinging technicolor musical “Sweet Charity.” For folks unfamiliar with Fosse, we give an overview of his life and care…
 
Andy talks about ‘The Old Man’ getting renewed for a second season, and why you should give the new HBO show ‘Irma Vep’ a chance (1:00). Then, he's joined by actress Colby Minifie to talk about her work as a stage actress (16:47) and how it prepared her for ‘The Boys’ (36:51). Host: Andy Greenwald Guest: Colby Minifie Producer: Kaya McMullen Check …
 
Chris and Andy talk about the third episode of ‘The Old Man’ and what marks some turning points for the show (6:25). Then, they do a midseason check-in with ‘The Boys’ (20:22) before talking about why they love ‘The Bear’ (29:56). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Producer: Kaya McMullen Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com…
 
Fernando Frías was a successful cafe and restaurant owner in Havana, but when Fidel Castro came to power, the government nationalized Fernando’s businesses and imprisoned him when he tried to leave the country. Eventually he got out, settling near Miami like so many other Cuban expats. Even though Fernando never went back to Cuba, he was always sea…
 
Actor Jack Quaid joins Scott to talk about the rapture, his role in the latest Scream movie, and showing his butt on Season 3 of The Boys. Then, treasure hunter Brock Lovett returns to talk about having trouble finding any treasure lately. Later, wellness expert Tierna drops by to share some wellness tips. Plus, the ghost of musician Dr. John stops…
 
Our Sam Raimi series concludes with his most recent film - not to mention the first MCU film we’ve covered on the main feed - it’s time for Doctor Strange 2! Patrick Willems joins us to address the important questions: What was Raimi *doing* for the nine years between this and Oz? Does Kevin Feige and his Marvel Machine overpower Raimi’s creative v…
 
Chris and Andy talk about the news that a ‘Game of Thrones’ Jon Snow sequel series is in the works and what that could look like (1:00). Then they talk about the season finale of ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ (13:23) and the exciting new chef show ‘The Bear’ (33:40), before Chris is joined by the star of ‘The Bear,’ Jeremy Allen White, to talk more about the sh…
 
You might know Stephen Satterfield as the host of Netflix’s High on the Hog, but he’s also one of the only Black food magazine publishers in the country. Inspired by his work as a sommelier and in the South African wine industry, Stephen launched Whetstone Media to tell stories about how food and people are connected to the land they came from. But…
 
Prospective buyer Craig Zlist aka Fishy joins Scott to talk about being an independent retailer and his beef money. Then, author Ethel B. Dumphrey drops by to talk about becoming her family’s dog to be closer to her kids. Plus, pharmacist Ernie Schrempf stops by to talk about the discount products over at Schrempf’s Discount Pharmacy Hut.…
 
Ah, yes - we’ve arrived at the reason why we held off on covering Sam Raimi for so long…because we didn’t want to end our series on such a dismal note! “Oz the Great and Powerful” - Raimi’s last feature until the recent “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” - features James Franco in a performance that guest Dana Schwartz (“Noble Blood”) ch…
 
Chris and Andy touch on some news and notes, like ‘Hacks’ getting renewed for a third season (1:00), Andy making his way through ‘For All Mankind’ (15:15), and ‘Industry’ Season 2 getting a release date (19:00). Then, they talk about the first two episodes of the new Jeff Bridges thriller series ‘The Old Man’ (21:02). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Gre…
 
Chris and Andy talk about the Season 3 finale of ‘Barry’ and what puts this show in the conversation for best things they’ve seen this year (1:00). Then they talk briefly about the new Ben Whishaw show ‘This Is Going to Hurt’ (27:50), before Andy is joined by ‘Hacks’ creators Jen Statsky, Lucia Aniello, and Paul W. Downs to talk about the second se…
 
When Nicole Taylor was writing her first cookbook, publishers were expecting her to focus on soul food — because she’s Black. Like Freda DeKnight, the Ebony food editor we heard about last week, Nicole knew that Black American food was much more than that. Now, several years later, Nicole has released Watermelon and Red Birds: A Cookbook for Junete…
 
Plumber Franky Flush joins Scott to talk about his 9 Step plumbing process and the current war with all the other plumbers in the Los Angeles area. Then, traveler Lena Dunne Homme drops by to talk about organizing a bachelorette party on her most recent trip. Plus, author Jack Lusty stops by to promote his new self-published book “Yes, I Finished.”…
 
After the massive box office success of his Spider-Man movies, Sam Raimi went “back to basics” - returning to the gnarly demonic possession genre that he put his stamp on back in the “Evil Dead” days. This time, instead of the chin-god Bruce Campbell, we’ve got a particularly cherubic Alison Lohman in the starring role! The Bechdel Cast’s Caitlin D…
 
Chris and Andy talk about Peter Rice, Disney's top TV executive, being ousted from the company and what it might mean for the brand's streaming plans going forward (1:00). Then, they talk briefly about the latest episode of 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' (21:37), before they are joined by 'Top Chef' judge Gail Simmons to talk about the latest season of 'Top Chef…
 
Chris and Andy talk about some of the news coming out of Netflix's Geeked Week, including a new show from the creators of ‘Dark’ (1:00). Then, they talk about the return of ‘The Boys’ for its third season and how the show continues to nail its tone (17:21), before talking about the latest episode of ‘Barry’ (35:49). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Green…
 
Today ahead of Juneteenth we’re launching “By Us For Everyone,” a three-part series about how Black American food is represented in media, and how those portrayals change when Black people are in charge of them. In the 1940s and ‘50s, Ebony was one of the only magazines created by Black people that spoke directly to Black people. It showed Black Am…
 
TV’s Andy Richter (The Three Questions) joins Scott and intern Gino Lombardo to answer Scott’s Four Questions, share his Burbank celebrity story, and find out why Gino has been in the hospital. Then, teenager Susie Tewman drops by to talk about her secret double life as a foreman. Plus, a young time traveling Scott stops by to save present day Scot…
 
If “Spider-Man 2” had the reputation of being the greatest superhero movie of all time, “Spider-Man 3” had the inverse - a bloated mess with too many villains, and a very goofy Peter Parker going to the darkside, if by “darkside” you mean a trip to Men’s Warehouse and Hot Topic. But is that reputation justified? We’re gonna air on the side of…not R…
 
Chris and Andy talk about what they loved about ‘Top Gun: Maverick’ and what the action-packed movie could have used even more of (1:00). Then they talk about the latest episode of ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ (38:04), before Andy is joined by Emmy Rossum to talk about the making of her new series, ‘Angelyne’ (46:36). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest…
 
Chris and Andy are joined by George Pelecanos, the showrunner for ‘We Own This City,’ to talk about why he felt compelled to tell this story and return to the setting of Baltimore (9:34), Jon Bernthal’s performance as Wayne Jenkins (36:02), and the final episode of the series (46:29). Hosts: Chris Ryan and Andy Greenwald Guest: George Pelecanos Pro…
 
Dan’s dreams come true when he visits The Simpsons writers’ room to talk about the role food plays on the show and behind the scenes. Turns out the writers are just as obsessed with food as all of the show’s food jokes suggest. Plus, Simpsons creator Matt Groening explains how new technologies have changed the show’s food jokes over time. This epis…
 
Ben Schwartz, Adam Pally, and Gil Ozeri of the legendary sketch/improv group Hot Sauce join Scott for another backyard era episode! They talk about sabotaging pitch meetings, the memorable van trip to the Montreal Comedy Festival, and their version of House of Gucci. Then, Gabriel Sardinas’ grandson Irving stops by to play some of his grandfather’s…
 
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