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Episode 26: That’s Lobstertainment!

Mike and Steve talk about That’s Lobstertainment! They also (neglect to) do a lot of research leading up to the recording of this show.
Some interesting videos related to the episode:
Harold Lloyd – Safety Last
Buster Keaton goes to Ottawa
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Episode 25 – The Deep South

Mike & Steve are back covering the 25th episode of Futurama for the 25th episode of Futurama Pedia! The Deep South makes its way into the ‘Pedia for a fun show talking about mermaids and Atlantis, and of course, Atlanta!

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Episode 24 – Luck of the Fryrish

Mike and Steve are back with a brand new episode!  Covering a 16 year old episode!  “Luck of the Fryrish” is the focus episode, and Mike & Steve discuss Fry’s birthday, Coney Island Whitefish, and which items you should order from Horse D’Oeuvres.  All that and more…on Futurama Pedia!

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Podcast Update for June

Here’s your podcast update for June!  There’s actually a lot going on for what is usually considered an “off-season” for entertainment.  If you want, you can see my subscription list at https://podstand.co/profile/lwgrs

Dropped Podcasts

I don’t recall dropping any subscriptions.  Good news!

Returning Shows

This list is somewhat long!  That’s really cool.

  • The Pitch is back!  Three new episodes came out, and while I was disappointed with the unannounced break I’m pretty happy there are new shows to evaluate.  Season 3 started June 14th and is now part of Gimlet.
  • Grant Lawrence is back on CBC Radio 3!  Which is now “Canada Sounds”, which I need to listen more for a proper evaluation.  I guess they got tired of doing the usual show of just playing cool music with the occasional feature.  Now it sounds like something tied even more strongly into Canada.  Episodes are short, it seems!
  • Radio Free Burrito – Wil Wheaton is trying to keep to a weekly schedule.  So far so good.  I’ve always liked this show, and it’s pretty much an audio version of his blog.  A show I usually listen to first as soon as it comes out.
  • Untold: The Daniel Morgan Murder – season 2 seems to be looking at the Daniel Morgan murder from a slightly different perspective, assuming that the listener is familiar with the story.  Leans heavily on the host’s new book.

Recommended Listening

  • Overthinking It Podcast episode 464: E.T.: I Learned it from You, Alien Dad! 
    • Why this episode?  Because for a long time I’ve been meaning to re-watch E.T. The Extra Terrestrial.  I keep seeing it on Netflix and I don’t think I’ve watched it in 20+ years.  This episode is a deep dive on what’s going on with the movie E.T. (as opposed to covering the apparently terrible Alien Covenant), and was really fun to listen to.  They touched on so many aspects that I’d never noticed before so I had to watch it.
    • Pair this listening with a viewing of E.T.  You won’t regret it!

New Subscriptions

Just one – Back to the Futurama.  For the longest time, Futurama Pedia was the only Futurama podcast around but that’s changed!  Back to the Futurama is going through all of the Futurama episodes in order, from what I can tell.  I haven’t listened through everything, and still need to finish listening to their Space Pilot 3000 episode.  But it’s pretty good!

Got any podcasts you’d like to recommend?

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May Podcast Update

Another month, another update!  As always, you can download my list of subscriptions by clicking on https://podstand.co/profile/lwgrs.

Dropped Podcasts

Just one show, and I hate to do it this time because it’s not because of quality.  It’s quite simply because of quantity.  I had to drop Steele Wars because there were just too many episodes over an hour in length, all at 1+ hours (I think the most recent one was 118 minutes).  It’s too much podcast for me; but if you like Australian comedians and Star Wars, you should stick with it.

Podcast Suggestions

These aren’t new subscriptions for me, but rather some specific highlights of my listening in the last month.

S Town Companion – Alec Baldwin’s fantastic interview podcast, Here’s The Thing, recently had Brian Reed (writer of S Town) on the show to talk about his experience putting the story together.  Worth a listen if you enjoyed S Town.  Spoiler alert – do NOT listen to this until you’ve had a chance to listen to S Town.  The first part of the podcast is OK to listen to, but there’s a brief pause to let you catch up before they talk freely about it.

Anthology – Host Matt Hurt is back covering season 2 of The Twilight Zone.  Every other episode is a bonus episode where he reviews Dimension 404 – a show I’m interested in hearing about but probably won’t watch (too much TV available!).  One episode I enjoyed in particular was his panel about hosting a solo podcast; not directly related to his source material, but was interesting to hear his perspective on podcasting.  You can find that episode here: https://anthologypod.com/2017/04/20/specialep1/

Unplayed Suggestions

This is a weird category, but this is my so-called “to do” list for podcast listening.  I listen to a lot of podcasts so I just haven’t gotten around to it, but this suggestion came from my brother on Twitter.

WTF with Marc Maron Episode 768 – Billy West I’m a big Futurama fan, and Billy West is a huge part of that show.  He also has his hand in almost every possible voice over venture in existence.  I will get to it eventually!

Got any suggestions of your own?  Let me know!

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Episode 21: Meanwhile

Finally, after three years, a new episode!  Thanks for sticking with us during the unplanned hiatus.  During the recording we forgot about our “lost” episode 20 that we totally did record, so that’s where the Episode 20 references are coming from.

In this episode we watch the (as of yet) series finale “Meanwhile”, and also cook up some Slurm!  Plus we talk about the upcoming Futurama mobile game (which since recording is now available for pre-registration on Google Play!), and other fun stuff.  The Slurm video is coming soon – listen for a brief clip at the end of the show!

Download the podcast from Archive.org or your favourite podcatcher!  Available on iTunes, Stitcher, and Google Play.

Some links we mentioned:
A Trip to the Moon
Fan-O-Rama – Futurama fan film

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Episode 19: Podcastin’ In The Wind

Steve’s Version of Beck’s The Information

Episode 19 is upon us!  And relatively near the actual recording date!  In this episode we watched season three’s episode 13, Bendin’ In The Wind.  This led to natural discussions about Beck, the VW Bus, measuring various scents, and the merits of Bend-Aid.  Hope you enjoy!

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Links:

Music featured in the Podcast:
  • Beck’s songs as featured in “Bendin’ In The Wind”, Bender’s broken robot song
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Episode 18 – Where’s My Hairy Buggalo?

The Face of Mars?

After an unplanned 4 month hiatus, Mike & Steve are back with more Futurama commentary!  Once you’ve heard it, you can’t un-hear it!  In episode 18, we take a look at the Episode 10 of Season 3, “Where the Buggalo Roam”.  Topics of discussion include the tallest volcano in the solar system, the Face of Mars, and the Crying Indian.  Confused?  Well listening to the episode might not help in that matter.  But listen anyway!

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Featured Music:
A Tribe Called RedBraves (Remix) (via Soundcloud)

Videos we mentioned:
Futurama in a Minute (via YouTube)
Crying Indian PSA – Keep America Beautiful (via YouTube)

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Episode 17 – Make It So

After a lengthy hiatus, Mike & Steve are back with Futurama Pedia!  Actually, this episode was recorded wayyy back in July, we just have been too busy to get it released until now.  The good news is that Episode 18 is also recorded and around the corner!  In this episode, Mike & Steve discuss 31st Century Fox, and try out Bachelor Chow (Now With Flavour!).  PS – our episode wasn’t really sponsored by Beau’s…but it was influenced by it!

Due to a problem on iTunes’ side, the podcast does not download properly in iTunes.  You can download it just fine with any iDevice (iPod, iPad, iPhone), or you can stream it on the great podcast service Stitcher.  OR you can just download it directly from Archive.org.

Music Featured in Today’s Episode:
Ylvis – The Fox
Yello – Oh Yeah

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Episode 16: Star Trek Into Futurama

Futurama Pedia makes a triumphant return!  Coinciding with the release of Star Trek Into Darkness, Mike & Steve take a look at all of the Star Trek references throughout Futurama – focusing on the great season 4 episode “Where No Fan Has Gone Before“.  So strap in and get ready for a mind-blowing ride that includes ridiculous trivia and episode highlights, and download!

On a serious technical note, due to a problem on iTunes’ side, the podcast does not download properly in iTunes.  You can download it just fine with any iDevice (iPod, iPad, iPhone), or you can stream it on the great podcast service Stitcher.  OR you can just download it directly from Archive.org.

Sign the petition to save Futurama (again)!

Music in the podcast:
William Shatner’s interpretation of Slim Shady from “Where No Fan Has Gone Before”

Here’s Mike’s iPad: