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From the white suburbs of Texas to the hood-adjacent streets of New Jersey, Justin & Donté are truly Polar Opposites! When they’re not arguing about who’s invited to the cookout, they spend time dragging your favorite politicians, tackling uncomfortable topics, and speaking truth about all things pop culture, race, entertainment, & life. Join them weekly as they speak honestly about navigating the world as young black men while sparking conversations that are relatable, funny and NECESSARY. ...
 
A podcast that unlocks the alchemy of Radiohead — one song, music video, or live performance at a time. In each episode we will interview a critic, musicologist, musician, director, or other noteworthy fan about a specific feature in Radiohead’s work to discover what makes the band’s sound so distinct and so enduring.
 
Step inside the Magic: the Gathering world of Ravnica in this Fantasy Mystery Audio Adventure governed by the rules of Dungeons & Dragons that Nerdist calls “a critical hit’! Five Ravnican citizens, each from different guilds, have their lives turn upside down when they find a mysterious artifact; a perfect metal orb. Though its properties are a mystery, it’s somehow connected to a strange infection spreading throughout the city. Black tendrils of corruption are making people lose their mind ...
 
First appearing as a serial in Cornhill Magazine in 1880, Washington Square focuses on the strained relationship between father and daughter, which is instigated as a result of opposing personalities, viewpoints, and lack of affection. At the same time, James presents an insidious father, who would rather sacrifice his daughter’s happiness and condemn her to a lifetime of misery, simply to prove the accuracy of his prediction. Essentially a tragicomedy, the novel focuses on themes including ...
 
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Hope you guys are doing well! This week we're giving y'all a little something from the vault. We discuss capitalism killing me, subway selling mystery meat, and the encroachment of technology in our lives. Hope you enjoy! Please send us more letters as well! We love hearing from you and answering your questions. If you have a question to ask us ple…
 
It’s a new episode and we have some things to get off our chest! We discuss Sha’Carri Richardson’s suspension from team USA for failing a drug test. Do you think she should be able to compete? Were people coddling her? This leads to a larger discussion on the Olympics and fairness in competition. We talk about Bill Cosby being freed from prison, th…
 
Welcome, welcome, welcome as Justin would say! In today’s episode, we drag the great state of Texas in “Off My Chest.” We talk about Kevin Hart vs cancel culture and the “haters." We discuss Critical Race Theory and why people get it so wrong. Is Juneteenth being a national holiday the change we were asking for? There are interesting allegations be…
 
Welcome back! This week we wanted to interact with you, the listeners! In today’s episode, we answer listener questions! We have some interesting topics to cover from fetishes, interracial relationships, college majors, how to handle a nosey ex, and much more! Keep writing in so we can hear from you too! Let us know your thoughts! Interact with the…
 
The boys continue down their Richards miniseries by going further down the Richard Linklater mini-miniseries with perhaps one of his most widely acclaimed pictures and one that both hosts have quite a fondness for, the 1970s partygoing, coming-of-age film, DAZED AND CONFUSED! Not that there's too much that has yet to be said about this movie, but w…
 
Welcome back! This week, we discuss Naomi Osaka and her withdrawal from the 2021 French Open (18:05) and how NBA fans have lost their minds. Do fans need to be banned? What should an athlete's relationship be like with the media? We also talk about Monique's recent comments regarding black representation in public and it opens a larger discussion a…
 
Scott and Steven tackle the first half of the Monsterverse series as they discuss Godzilla (2014) and Kong: Skull Island (2017). Topics include "the scale problem" inherent in giant monsters, the intricacies of synchronized skydiving, the fickle nature of kaiju worship, and of course Kong's oddly firm butt. We also discuss movie issues like tonal c…
 
Welcome back! This week we play another round of Unpopular Opinions and we also go through some 'What Would You Do?' scenarios (26:52). Would you snitch on your friend for a million-dollar salary? Would you make an OnlyFans to pay some medical bills? We talk about current events such as the CDC lifting mask mandates for those who are vaccinated, co…
 
This week, the boys begin a brand new journey with some distance from previous miniseries...we are beginning a journey through the minds of Richards. As two individuals that began their true film obsessions with this film bro staple, Jack and Alex are discussing 2001's DONNIE DARKO, directed by Richard Kelly and starring a number of familiar faces,…
 
#AnotherOne In this week's episode, We discuss cancel culture, searching for dirt in a person's past, & when we think the left goes too far. Justin talks about his favs J. Cole and Ellen while we briefly give our thoughts about Israel & Palestine. Our main topic covers the problem with liberals and the far left. We also hold republicans accountable…
 
Did you miss us? We missed you! In this episode, we talk about what makes an artist overrated, the 2021 Olympics, and whether we should be allowed to protest in the workplace (20:35). Where do you stand? Would you risk your employment for a cause you’re passionate about? Our main: topic focuses on how we give celebrities & those we care about the b…
 
We lied! An episode was supposed to be released to coincide with this clip but we had to take a mental break this week. As I was editing the episode, I didn't want to rush something out for the sake of consistency. You guys know that we hate to miss a week even if it doesn't happen that often. We appreciate you all and we promise to make it up to y…
 
We’re back! This week YouTube’s very own Tiffany Ferguson (tiffanyferg) joined us as we got into some great topics. We spent time talking about white allyship and what it means to be an unapologetic supporter of the Black community. How does one be an ally without being performative? Why would a white person dismantle a system that they benefit fro…
 
It’s Wednesday, which means a new Polar Opposites episode! We discuss the rise of anti-transgender legislation across the country (17:33). Johnson & Johnson pauses their vaccine out of caution and anti-vaxers lose their minds with new conspiracies (22:45). We read more listener letters (05:20) and dive into the Black Lives Matter organization to se…
 
New week, new heat! This week we pay tribute to DMX by discussing what makes someone a legend vs an icon (41:41). Does dying too young make one a legend? We cover vaccine hesitancy in the black community and the dangers of SNL's negative stereotyping (31:30). We then unpack the recent incidents of police violence against Daunte Wright and Lieutenan…
 
In this latest installment, things get... a little weird. We present to you: Brazil (1985) vs Southland Tales (2006), two strangely similar yet VERY different sci-fi dystopian comedies (one intentional, one we're not sure) about Kafkaesque government bureaucracy, terrorism, and plastic surgery. Both boast talented all-star casts (if not necessarily…
 
It’s curtains for the crew as a long time rival finally gets his revenge on the heroes of Ravnica. Credits and Transcript at https://encounterparty.com/campaign-1/the-after-party/refried-leftovers-3 Learn more about this episode's sponsors at https://encounterparty.com/sponsors Follow the show and interact with the team on Facebook at Facebook.com/…
 
Another week, another episode! This week we discuss the fallout from the Georgia voting laws and the MLB moving the All-Star game. We also read more of your listener letters. Addison Rae made some TikTok creators mad regarding her appearance on Jimmy Fallon. Bhad Bhabie made an OnlyFans and it sparks conversation about predatory behavior. As always…
 
Setup by an unknown enemy, the party tiptoes through a trail of traps on the hunt for clues. With all their heroics, who would want to spend this much effort orchestrating their demise? Credits and Transcript at https://encounterparty.com/campaign-1/the-after-party/refried-leftovers-2 Learn more about this episode's sponsors at https://encounterpar…
 
The underappreciated heroes of Ravnica have retired to relative obscurity. But someone out there knows what they’ve done, and has sent a deadly invitation to celebrate it. Credits and Transcript at https://encounterparty.com/campaign-1/the-after-party/refried-leftovers-1 Learn more about this episode's sponsors at https://encounterparty.com/sponsor…
 
Did you miss us? This week we dissect the conversation around gun reform in congress (25:40). There's a new segment in town - LISTENER QUESTIONS (03:30)! In 'Off My Chest' we discuss anti-blackness in the Asian community (12:55). Are some black people justified in feeling hesitant to support Asians? We cover the voter restriction laws in Georgia (3…
 
Stop Asian Hate! This week we discuss the rise in hate crimes against the Asian (AAPI) Community and use our platform to stand in solidarity with them. We then get a few things off our chest regarding conservative trolls in our DM's and protecting our peace (18:41). We also talk Cardi B vs Candace Owens and the responsibility parents have to raise …
 
Did you miss us? In this episode, we review the 2021 Grammys (08:15) and examine Governor Cuomo's growing sexual allegations (23:10). Please speak out and speak up! Stimulus checks are being sent out; how are you gonna spend yours? We cover race relations in current news stories as well (38:28). As always LIKE, SHARE, & SUBSCRIBE! Thanks for listen…
 
Get out your tea and crumpets! This week we unravel Oprah’s interview with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry (28:09). There seems to be drama brewing in Buckingham Palace. Texas goes maskless amidst the pandemic (03:45), Dr. Suess gets "canceled,"(20:18) and Instagram temporarily removes likes (15:13). We also talk about LLC Twitter, coaches and racis…
 
Today we provide an update and our thoughts on the Covid relief bill currently being voted on. How do we hold politicians accountable? Justin and Donté also discuss the black community's history with vaccines and medical professionals (23:19). Will we get vaccinated? And do we trust it? We cover criticism and whether or not it's still okay to criti…
 
This pairing has been on our agenda since we first started the podcast, and today is finally the day. Apollo 13 (1995) and Apollo 18 (2011) are both about astronauts landing on the moon, but that's where the similarities end. One is a meticulously accurate retelling of actual historic events. The other is made-up nonsense without a shred of believa…
 
Welcome back! We’re sorry we didn’t have an episode for you last week but we made up for it here. Today we talk about the #TexasFreeze and how independence came back to bite the state (03:46). We also continue our discussion from last week about racism and redemption (13:48). We then talk about Judas and the Black Messiah and how it impacted us (no…
 
In the first, real, legitimate, Zooted Off Movies episode, we dive into our 2020 miniseries in discussing the best films that that shitshow of a year had to offer. This is starting off with Leigh Whanell's THE INVISIBLE MAN, a psychological sci-fi horror movie centered around Elisabeth Moss dealing with the fallout of escaping her horrifying, abusi…
 
Welcome back! Today we discuss the recent events in country music surrounding racism and Morgan Wallen. (03:25) This leads to a larger debate about redemption. Does calling someone a racial slur once make you a racist forever? What is an adequate form of accountability for those who use the N-word? The Weeknd's halftime performance has garnered mix…
 
Every move has been accounted for, and every victory only pushes Malfus Reid’s plan further into fruition. As chaos spreads throughout Ravnica, can these five stop the coming catastrophe? Who will they become when pushed to the brink? Credits and Transcript at https://encounterparty.com/campaign-1/season-3/20-the-sacrifice-effect Learn more about t…
 
On today’s episode, we talk about scams. What’s something that we’ve been lead to believe is normal but is really a scam? We talk about healthcare, popular brands, relationships, and more. We also have some things to get off our chest about music and double standards. Tell your friends to tell their friends. Thanks for joining us for another episod…
 
On this week's episode, we cover the complicated topic of code-switching! What is it? Is speaking “white” a thing? Why do people feel the need to change their voice, clothing, or name in order to fit in with society? We talk all about our experience with people telling us we "aren't black" just because we don't fit into the box society put us in. S…
 
Welcome back! On today's episode, we cover the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. Did you watch the event? What are your opinions on the musical performances of Lady Gaga and JLO? We also discuss policies we need to see from the Biden-Harris administration. Healthcare is a RIGHT! What is the future of the Republic…
 
Using Fikarra’s intuition, the team searches through an ancient labyrinth in pursuit of the zombified Myczil. What could be worse than countless untold horrors in the dark? They could just find out. Credits and Transcript at https://encounterparty.com/campaign-1/season-3/16-even-darker-depths Learn more about this episode's sponsors at https://enco…
 
On today’s episode, Justin and Dontè address the radical insurrection that took place on Wednesday, January 6th 2021. We witnessed one of the darkest days of our nation and we have a few things to get off our chest. The MAGA gang won’t like this episode and we don’t care. If you have a question to ask us PLEASE use this link: https://docs.google.co…
 
*please forgive the quality (02:39-11:54) We made it y’all! We survived 2020 and we are manifesting great things for 2021! Today we have some things get off our chest regarding New Years resolutions and social media validation (09:14). Is $600 enough stimulus for you or is it an insult? (14:01) This week we’re running through some ‘What Would You D…
 
Feeling more behind than ever, the players must decide which lead to chase, and how to say goodbye. Credits and Transcript at https://encounterparty.com/campaign-1/season-3/15-useful-even-in-death Learn more about this episode's sponsors at https://encounterparty.com/sponsors Follow the show and interact with the team on Facebook at Facebook.com/En…
 
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