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Is there a movie you sort of remember loving in the 90's/ early 2000's, but you're not quite sure if it was actually any good? Nostalgia Be Damned has got you covered! Join Zach & Brandon every week as they revisit forgotten gems, underrated box office flops, classics, and dumpster fires alike that they loved as kids. They cover the entire film's plot to remind you just how crazy some of them were, while ultimately trying to determine if the movie holds up today.
 
Here is where you can witness my ONE woman show...well podcast but you get the picture. See I want to talk about it all honey! From Olivia being whipped by Fitz to how all of damn sudden because a white chick does it, TWERKIN is back... yes it still bothers me especially since that booty is and was never there. I'll forever shout out the fore front queens of today i.e. Beyonce and Blue Ivy. Along the way Kim and North will be mentioned. I want this podcasts to speak for the unspoken. Many fe ...
 
Casual convos on mental health. You decide if it's a comedy or drama, and whatever your answer, you should unpack that. Hosted by depressed Angelino Lea Madda, Depressed and Sh*t explores the modern intricacies of Millennial and Gen Z mental health in a pandemic-era world. Each week, a new guest joins to share lived experiences with depression, anxiety, and all that shit in between. Hop on?
 
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Burnout + hustle culture. As bedroom becomes office and office becomes bedroom, how are you doing with that whoooooole work/life balance thing? Or maybe bedroom was never office but 'office' demands have utterly skyrocketed over the last 12 months. Tune in to hear the story of Christie Bahna (she/her), a San Francisco dwelling employment lawyer who…
 
How many times have you *humorously* described yourself as a workaholic — only to immediately feel an intense, super fun dread from the truth behind it? Productivity. Side hustle. Monetization. The list of stress-inducing buzzwords dances on. Hear the story of Ryan Stevens (he/they), a self-employed writer who broke out of a cycle of workaholism, c…
 
Good trips. Bad trips. Spiritual trips. Future trips? Hot take. Psychedelics could be a significant alternative for treatment of depression. The thing is - this is not new information, but the criminalization of hallucinogens in the 60s certainly didn't help their case. Hear the story of Jarrett Harris (he/him) who, after an unsuccessful run on SSR…
 
Just how down were you to talk mental health when you were 18-ish? Not much? Not at all? Cool, we have that in common. (If your answer was very down, uh, what is your secret?) Meet Kaushik Mishra (he/him) - an international undergrad by way of Nepal, who, upon finding himself at Howard University, finally discovered the benefits of admitting to and…
 
Was college a good (okay, or even maybe just decent) time for you? New friends, interesting thoughts, maybe a space of your own away from certain folks? Imagine having all that fully compromised halfway through. Cue: the story of Dani Glenn (she/they), one liberal arts undergrad who was on spring break 3,000 miles away from campus when the news of …
 
Turning shit times into opportunity. Armando Salas (he/him) has experienced a ton of change. Nine months of furlough to an eventual layoff, scooting an entire roster of saxophone students to online lessons. But like, fuck, make lemons out of lemonade. Armando, producer and host of Mandovibes Podcast, shares with Lea how he pulled himself together e…
 
Join Zach & Brandon as they revisit the testosterone-fueled football epic, 1999's Any Given Sunday. It's a sprawling drama touching all corners of the industry and everyone involved. Directed by controversial filmmaker Oliver Stone, the boys discuss whether this film attempts to condemn or glamorize the sport. They discuss the all-star cast, the ag…
 
Overcoming substance abuse with more than just willpower. Join Lea as she talks with Erik Nochez (he/him), owner of Action Clutch and Next Level Wraps in East Los Angeles, as he shares his story on learning to live a sober and satisfying life, while bringing all his baggage along with him. Addiction is a complicated illness that we try to understan…
 
One story, many layers. Queer, Muslim, South Asian migrant via the UK, filmmaker, & DJ hobbyist Hena Ashraf (she/her) joins Lea to keep it real on her lifelong experiences with obsessive compulsive disorder, the stories she chooses to tell through film, and the relief Hena has felt taking space from social media over the last 5 years. With the most…
 
Challenging and redefining 'wellness culture' - For the month of the year that forces diet and exercise into our collective consumerist psyche, here's a real conversation on the deeper benefits of exercise -- beyond the surface level (abs and shit). Featuring Kari Weis (the genius behind the Depressed and Sh*t logo)(she/her). Curious about the book…
 
Fellow podcaster Ky Romero (he/him) *Mind Tasting Podcast* hits the mic to participate in some retrospective musings on what we remember from this year and how our relationship to the mind and to mental health has expanded in 2020. A decent amount of disassociating been going on for host Lea Madda, so this was a goodie to come back down to planet e…
 
On the ongoing mental strain of essential work // This week's Depressed episode is a very authentic combo of funny and not funny and indeed legitimate sad. Isn't it fun how everything surrounding mental health is a SPECTRUM? Gen Z Angelino Katherine Godinez (she/her) joins Lea to dish on the bullshit that is working high-end retail in the time of C…
 
'Ain't no rule that says the dog can't play basketball!' With that sound logic, Zach & Brandon revisit a seminal 90's favorite, Air Bud. Spawning 13 sequels/spinoffs, the boys discuss what audiences saw in the original to make this largely direct-to-video franchise so popular. Was it the alcoholic animal abusing clown played by Michael Jeter? Was i…
 
SCREENTIME. SO. MUCH. SCREEN. TIME. This week, we learn about the trials and tribulations from the other side of the screen. Early-career LMFT Abbey Ronquillo (she/her) pops on to share the positives and negatives of conducting talk therapy online, all the way maintaining her own mental health in the midst of a world-wide pandemic. With some ponder…
 
CHANGE CHANGE CHANGE. Some stylings on how the hell to be kind to yourself, even in periods of major goddamn transition. Jami Hockensmith (he/him/his) hops on to share his story moving through HRT (hormone replacement therapy) over the past year and a half, while using learned methods of positive self talk to help him adjust to his newfound personh…
 
On being happy and sad at the same time. Hannah M Hines (she/her/hers) hops on to talk holiday season mental health in this utter nightmare of a year. Do you agree it is extremely fair to call it that? Hannah also shares on her experiences with pregnancy-related PTSD and how being a new hot mom attempting to make the 2020 holidays special is one he…
 
On male mental health. Oof. Exploring the reasons men statistically utilize mental health services significantly less than women. Drew E. Kemp (he/him/his) hits the mic to share his experiences with talk therapy since childhood, gradually throwing mental health stigmas out the window along the way. Drew is both a pillar in supporting men and person…
 
Zach & Brandon revisit the movie everyone was hyping up back in middle school as one of the scariest films ever, 2002's 'The Ring.' An English language remake of an Asian horror hit, this box office juggernaut was dubbed my many as one of the best horror films of its decade. But how does it hold up nearly two decades later? The boys discuss their g…
 
Musings on a relational approach to mental health. Jordan Weatherston Pitts (he/him/his), a literal OPERA SINGER, shares his story moving through a breakup in the midst of both the pandemic and the resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement, with some harkening back to more codependent days. Codependency definitions and all. Lived and learned, a…
 
HEADS WILL ROLL! The boys celebrate Halloween with one of Brandon's favorite films to watch to get into the holiday spirit, 1999's Sleepy Hollow. Johnny Depp and Christina Ricci star in this big budget adaptation that became a box office hit and even earned a few Academy Award nominations. Tackling their second Tim Burton feature on the show, it's …
 
DID SOMEONE SAY TABOO? Dare you to show up, man/woman/anyone jiving in between, for our forth episode, in observance of Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month, as Erin Noble (she/her/hers) joins to share a very candid recount of her tribulations with miscarriage and emotional health surrounding pregnancy. TW: graphic discussion of miscarriage…
 
First generation Peruvian-American Ariana Vergara-Johnson (she/her/ella) shares her experiences as a proud LGBTQ+ woman coming into heavy conflict with her mother's new found Christian faith -- all in the midst of fucking Covid. Plus some musings on the benefits of THERAPY, EVERY HEARD OF IT?By Ariana Vergara-Johnson
 
Zach & Brandon revisit indie auteur Richard Linklater's mainstream comedy hit School of Rock. Featuring one of Jack Black's most iconic performances, it's a movie that's stuck with the boys for a variety of reasons. Zach watched it in school. Brandon saw it in theaters. But does the rock 'n roll musical comedy hold up? They discuss the tween cast, …
 
The Szalinski family is back and bigger than ever! Following the massive success of 1989's Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Disney jumped at the opportunity to franchise the sci-fi family comedy. Two sequels followed, one hit theaters while the other went straight-to-video. Returning guest Jamie Gagnon joins Zach & Brandon to discuss 1992's Honey, I Blew …
 
Cheap drinks. Loud music. Vampires. This'll be one hell of a night. Zach & Brandon revisit one of the most notable bait and switch genre films of the 1990's, From Dusk Till Dawn. They discuss watching this action horror crime thriller at such a young age, and the shock that came from the film's twist, and over the top gore, vulgarity, and nudity. T…
 
Zach & Brandon celebrate their 100th episode by revisiting one of the most notoriously reviled films of the 90s. Following the massive success of Batman Forever, the late Joel Schumacher upped the manic energy, neon lighting and campy tone for his followup, 1997's Batman & Robin. The boys discuss George Clooney's utter contempt for his character, M…
 
Zach & Brandon are headed back to 1997 for the live-action Disney family comedy, Jungle 2 Jungle! Tim Allen stars as your typical 90's hard working Wall Street dad who finds out he has a long lost son living in the jungles of Venezuela. Mimi-Siku is his name and wacky jungle antics is his game. This week the boys discuss the problematic plot, puppe…
 
Tackling one of the more obscure and forgotten flicks from the early 2000's, Zach & Brandon revisit a sci-fi action comedy they each saw once and then never again... until this episode. Zak Gibbs is your typical 2002 high schooler- he likes to shred on his BMX bike, he loves wearing baggy cargo pants, and his wristwatch enables him to speed up his …
 
Based on one of the most popular television series of their generation, Zach & Brandon revisit 2004's The Spongebob Squarepants Movie. As huge fans of the first few seasons of the show well into their adult years, they discuss the character's appeal, their favorite episodes, and how best to enjoy the series all grown up (typically with a beer in ha…
 
Zach & Brandon revisit a seminal late 90's teen favorite, Can't Hardly Wait. Following in the footsteps of similar one-night high school party classics like American Graffiti and Dazed and Confused, this coming of age comedy is a real time capsule of its generation. The boys discuss its impact on them as pre-teens, as well as some of the outdated c…
 
Zach & Brandon tackle their third Roland Emmerich film on the show (following previous episodes on Independence Day & Godzilla). 2000's The Patriot earned three Oscar nominations despite receiving mixed reviews upon release. The boys break down the historical epic's plot and the impact of seeing it at such a young age. Highlights include cannonball…
 
Join Zach & Brandon to revisit a film neither of them particularly enjoyed as kids, but have received several requests to cover on the show. 2001's 'Spy Kids' was director Robert Rodriguez's first foray into children's entertainment, marking a bizarre turn for the 90's indie auteur. A favorite among their generation, the boys check back in on the a…
 
It's Zach & Brandon's third Robin Williams family comedy, as well as their third episode covering a feature directed by Chris Columbus! They revisit their memories of 1993's 'Mrs. Doubtfire,' as well as alternate casting ideas, scrapped sequel premises and the film's cultural significance. Join the boys as they run through the entire crazy plot, be…
 
1995's 'Heavyweights' IMDb synopsis reads: Plump kids are lured into joining a posh fat camp with the promise of quick weight loss and good times, only to find that the facility is a woodland hellhole run by a psycho ex-fitness instructor. Zach & Brandon take their first trip to Camp Hope and are surprised to see a stacked cast of three Mighty Duck…
 
Twice the fun, double the trouble. Zach & Brandon revisit the film their sisters had in heavy rotation back in the day. They grew up loving the 1998 remake of 'The Parent Trap,' which introduced the boys, and the world, to Lindsay Lohan. Tackling a rare genre for the show, they break down the plot of this romantic comedy and all their favorite bits…
 
Half time is game time in this 2002 teen dramedy starring Nickelodeon's favorite rapper, Nick Cannon! Zach & Brandon revisit the pseudo-sports flick they loved as preteens to see if it holds up nearly twenty years later. They cover 'the original Whiplash' to discuss Brandon's appreciation of Orlando Jones, Zach's obsession with drumlines in general…
 
'Pain heals. Chicks dig scars. Glory lasts forever.' Zach revisits one of his favorite football flicks from childhood, while Brandon gets to see his beloved Keanu Reeves in a whole new light. They're discussing 2000's sports comedy 'The Replacements' and all its quirks. From its recruitment montages, to its obsession with 'I Will Survive,' to its b…
 
Little high little low, little hey little ho! 1999's 'Stuart Little' was a box office success and a family favorite amongst 90s kids. Zach & Brandon revisit this beloved adaptation of E.B. White's classic children's book about a talking mouse and his human family. Of course in M. Night Shyamalan's script, Stuart is adopted by the Littles- which rai…
 
Travel back to 2005 with Zach & Brandon to the year that brought us Tom Cruise jumping on Oprah's couch to promote his latest collaboration with Steven Spielberg. 'War of the Worlds' became one of the highest grossing films of that year, further proof that Americans love some good ol' fashioned disaster porn. The boys discuss everything about this …
 
He's got the Midas touch, but he touched it too much. Zach & Brandon revisit one of their favorite characters from their childhood, and one of the most recognizable pop-culture creations of the 1990s, Austin Powers. Yeah, baby! Rather than dissect the original, or its shagadelic sequel, they tackle the third entry in this popular spy parody franchi…
 
Anticipation was at a fever pitch back in 1999 for the latest installment in the Star Wars saga. Zach and Brandon revisit the film that introduced them to the movie hype machine courtesy of the constant bombardment of television promos, Pepsi can characters, and Taco Bell toys. They take a deep dive into one of their childhood favorite franchises t…
 
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