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Join reader-comedians Alex Schmidt and Michael Swaim for a fun, digressive trip through the Kurt Vonnegut canon. It’s a book club, a comedy show, and a cavalcade of smart, entertaining segments. Discover Vonnegut works you’ve never read! Rediscover your Kurt favorites! And cure the terrible disease of loneliness by going on a K.V. appreciation deep dive with a friendly karass of your fellow listeners.
 
You want to hear a secret? So does Teresa Lee. That’s why she invited comedians to spill the beans to her about something they want to get off their chest. Whether it’s a story about catfishing a crush, sabotaging a college roommate, or ghosting on an ex - you’ll hear the truth that’s never been heard before. Rants, apologies, and secrets - Teresa is here to listen to her guests let it all out. Don’t worry, you can tell her anything.
 
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Big Bean Jason Pargin, award-winning writer and professional podcaster, drops a deuce! By that we of course mean that he joins us for a second episode in a row! This time around the beans tackle the 8th installment of the Resident Evil franchise. They discuss the scares, the development of the series over time, and why don’t they allow you to kill …
 
We did it! We reached our 420th podcast (not including exclusives)! Join us in what will be forever remembered as “that movie you watch probably because you’re high!” David Bell sits down and discusses the legacy, the meaning, and the methodical production of undeniably the most influential space movie of all time. We also spend some time telling o…
 
Kari Assad tells Teresa about her high school theater program and the bizarre behavior of the director. From his obsession with the blondes in the class to coded racism, Kari and Teresa discuss what it's like to be a woman of color in an arts program even as a teenager in a progressive area. Follow Kari at @assadkarirocks and the podcast at @tellme…
 
Adam walks us through the directorial playbook of the film Full Frontal (2002) and how it’s message, the techniques Soderbergh uses, and it’s annoyingly elusive ending all point to how Steven Soderbergh was never comfortable making Hollywood blockbusters. Features:Adam Ganser: https://twitter.com/therealganzAbe Epperson: https://twitter.com/AbeTheM…
 
Today’s discussion covers the “breakup album” as in the album you would play during a breakup for whatever reason. The reasons and albums our hosts choose could not be more distant which is fascinating in its own right. Adam picked an album that is just as old as Maggie! Also, Maggie drops the knowledge that her dad is a big fan of Michael Swaim, s…
 
Standup comedian Alex Hooper (America's Got Talent!) confesses that he learned late in life that he has stinky feet... and discusses how this has come up in his relationships and how he's come to accept himself as an adult compared to his angrier childhood self. We get real about chronic pain in childhood, unconditional love from parents, and wax p…
 
That’s right! It’s the KOK COC episode! So let’s talk about some murderous kids! Abe and Mike discuss King’s relationship with religious tales, the cult-y love for this film, the numerous sequels it birthed, and it’s rank along other King tales.Features:Michael Swaim: https://twitter.com/SWAIM_CORPAbe Epperson: https://twitter.com/AbeTheMightySuppo…
 
In the season 5 premiere of You Can Tell Me Anything, host Teresa Lee talks to comedian Tess Barker, the co-host of the esteemed Lady2Lady Podcast and co-creator of Toxic: The Britney Spears Story podcast covering the #FreeBritney movement in detail. Tess confesses she acted out so much in middle school that she wasn't allowed to graduate, and disc…
 
Big Bean Jason Pargin drops by to discuss the PS5 platformer Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, the new PS5 installment in the series by Insomniac Games. The gang discusses the game’s ability to immerse you, the mechanical flaws of the game, and if the chaotic action of the game distracts from the narrative. Everything you’d expect from three men discuss…
 
We wrap up our first trilogy with the third installment of the 50 shades films. Listen as Sarah and Bridgett discuss how these movies are not actually stories but just series of things that happen, how communication would solve all of the protagonists’ problems in their relationship, and how Christian’s numerous red flags seem to be buried by Ana’s…
 
Ivette Ale (@dignityandpowernow, @justicelanow) and Dahlia Ferlito (@wp4bl) talk with Chanelle Gallant (@ChanelleGallant) about decriminalization and sex work. This is a collaboration between Small Beans and Showing Up for Racial Justice, produced by White People 4 Black Lives. You can find full show notes, including useful links and recommended re…
 
Big Bean Bridgett Greenberg sits in to discuss Tom Ford’s 2016 psychological thriller/noir Nocturnal Animals. With quick pacing and two simultaneous stories, this film is not a casual viewing experience, but is it a rewarding one? The group discusses the obvious metaphor surrounding the film, the scenes that made them tense, and how the outside lif…
 
This time around Abe tells us about the paint-by-numbers approach of the direction of Jurassic Park 3. It’s not the franchise’s most memorable film by a mile, but the story of Joe Johnston’s artistic involvement in the project makes its production a very unique story. Features:Abe Epperson: https://twitter.com/AbeTheMightyAdam Ganser: https://twitt…
 
A unique game by many accounts: released as the first PS5 only major release during a pandemic and with few PS5s actually around. The boys discuss it’s repetitiveness and the uniqueness of a roguelike FPS Triple-A psychological horror game. Is this a new genre? Is this just Risk of Rain 2? Is the story anything? Adam says Adam things. Michael says …
 
Congratulations Samee Junio! In Part 3 of 4, Samee talks about their experience acting in commercials for big brands, and Teresa discusses Ching Ming Jie, a Chinese traditional holiday to honor her ancestors. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.…
 
Usually a patreon-only release, we decided to bring the Professor Scott Bug podcast to you for free this week! Enjoy!For today’s lecture, Professor Scott Bug explains the sneaky nature of stars, constellations, and the creatures that make them. Abe and Scott are joined by Dr. Uvula Tardonis I who helps us put into perspective the unique lives and p…
 
After the events of “Bean Town, A 23 Minute Radio Play,” Trish and Barb float in the void that once was time and space. However, there seems to be remnants of the universe seeping into the void. So, in order to prevent boredom, they manifest a TV to watch their favorite program, Ads. What will become of Trish and Barb? What eerie presence seems to …
 
Congratulations Samee Junio! In Part 2 of 4, Samee talks about starting an acting class, Teresa shares her experience acting in a friend's feature film, and more. Follow Samee at @it_your_sam and the podcast at @tellmeanythingpod on Instagram. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy…
 
2006. Tom Skerritt, Ron Perlman, Steven Weber. A god-like earth spirit destroys a town and local motorists. Seems pretty straight forward. So why do Abe and Michael take an hour to discuss King’s fascination with the “outsider” trope in moral tales, the nature of faith in storytelling, and centrism in Hollywood? Because it’s Kings of King, baby!Fea…
 
Congratulations Samee Junio! This month we catch up every week with super producer and commercial star Samee Junio to hear all about their ups and ups in acting, producing, and more. Follow Samee at @it_your_sam and the podcast at @tellmeanythingpod on Instagram. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https…
 
Old came out this weekend so we wanted to look at Shyamalan’s approach to scene work and camera motivation. In this episode, Adam dissects Unbreakable and offers an explanation as to why some of his films don’t connect with the audience emotionally. Features:Adam Ganser: https://twitter.com/therealganzAbe Epperson: https://twitter.com/AbeTheMightyS…
 
As we learned, this franchise is not really a story as much as a continuous series of fantasy scenes. Good thing we have Sarah and Bridgett to walk us through it. At one point, Bridgett slams her leg on their table and like a classic dom, Sarah takes over the podcast. I’m just keeping track of how their status changes through these episodes. Anyway…
 
Congratulations Swaim! In the final part (4 of 4) with guest Michael Swaim, Teresa and Michael look back on a month of goals and achievements. Michael shares the plot twist of his bosses being under fire in the media, Teresa talks about shooting her short film, and more. Follow Michael at @swaimcorp and subscribe to his podcasts on Small Beans Netw…
 
Friend of the pod, Daniel O’Brien, a man from the Garden State himself, joins Michael and Abe to discuss writer/director Zach Braff’s debut, Garden State. The gang talks about how the following years have turned against this once beloved film. As one of the seminal Manic Pixie Dream Girl trope films, they unpack it’s at times misguided narrative, i…
 
It’s a free episode! Tell your friends they can listen! This episode covers the topics: Why does the universe exist? What is morality? Do you believe in an afterlife? Are these all human creations? So pretty low stakes stuff for our podcast that pairs Futurama episodes to Star Trek: The Next Generation episodes. This show exclusively releases every…
 
Congratulations Swaim! In Part 3 of 4 with guest Michael Swaim, Michael shares his goal of writing a standup set for his birthday and performing it live, Teresa discusses her "greenlight" of her own short film, and more. Follow Michael at @swaimcorp and subscribe to his podcasts on Small Beans Network. Teresa is on IG at @teresaleebot See Privacy P…
 
Zach Ryan returns to discuss the 2015 masterpiece Bloodborne with the fellas. Grab your nearest blood-based weapon and down a few blood vials because it’s time to tackle some heated discussion over the legacy of the game. The hosts discuss its insane story, complexity of games in general, and everyone’s feelings on how good games do optional quests…
 
Abe and Michael examine the 95 minutes of the 2017 action/adventure film The Dark Tower. Based on an eight book saga, this "sequel" was critically panned and financially a sleeper. Why wasn’t it memorable for some? Does it hold up on a second viewing? Your dads, Abe and Michael, would never fight, but they definitely have a difference in opinion.Lo…
 
Congratulations Swaim! In Part 2 of 4 with guest Michael Swaim, we talk about how Michael taught himself to freestyle, how Teresa has been slowly adjusting after losing her job in February, and what their goals are for the coming weeks. Follow Michael at @swaimcorp and subscribe to his podcasts on Small Beans Network. Teresa is on IG at @teresaleeb…
 
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