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February 2, 2017

Episode 083 - Oscar Review MEGASODE!

This week on the podcast, it is officially February, which means the countdown to the Oscars has begun! As of release day we're 24 days away from Hollywood's biggest night, and tonight it's time to bat clean-up on many of the films that Justin and myself have seen over the past several weeks but haven't had a chance to review. I'll touch on my weekend viewings of Florence Foster Jenkins and Captain Fantastic, and Justin will weigh in with some thoughts on The Founder and Jackie. We're also finally going to jump into a featured review once again on the podcast as we discuss La La Land! As you'll remember this film landed at #1 on Justin's top ten of 2016 and hit my #3, so it's safe to say we absolutely loved it.

We've also got your feedback this week in our Thumbs of the Week segment (final title, I swear!). We also have a plethora of iTunes reviews from the States and abroad, and this week we're also featuring our brand new featured actRESS... Kate Winslet! It was neck-and-neck between Tom Hanks and Arnold Schwarzenegger for the first few days and she had zero votes, but then the Winslet twitter fanbase came out in droves on twitter to register our highest vote count ever!

All this and plenty of other bits of fun and surprises as we roll toward the big show on February 26th. Thank you so much for listening... we'll see you at the movies!!!

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Justin joined Caleb of Netflix n' Swill to check out the top five horror films currently on Netflix! Please check it out at

I was thrilled to join Adam from Everyone Has a Podcast and David from the Unwritable Rant Podcast for a cooking special of incredible proportions! Check out "Three Cocks in a Pot" at

Check out my full written review of Ben Affleck's Live by Night at

Promos this week:

The Afterburn739 podcast comes to you live from Scrish bar! The "Seinfeld of Podcasts" will make you laugh as Kitty, Leo, Midge, Cobra, & Fez discuss random adventures, pop culture, current events, and whatever other wacky things they happen upon that week. One listen and you'll be a regular! Check them out at Follow them on twitter @afterburn739.

Check out our good friends, Wayne and Paul, on the Countdown Movie and TV reviews podcast! Find them and rate them on iTunes at I had the pleasure of filling in for Wayne these past few weeks, and I had a blast! Follow them on twitter @thecountdownpc.

Emily from the Classy Little Podcast is finally back behind the mic in the Story Behind! Twice each week, she explores the history of everyday people, places, and things in a bite-sized, binge-worthy format. Subscribe at and follow her on twitter @StoryBehindPod.

Two great friends of the podcast, Dan Brenic & Caleb Brownley, have started their own podcast... Netflix N' Swill! Each week they'll check out something new on Netflix and drink some cheap swill, all while having a great laugh. Subscribe to them on iTunes at, and follow them on twitter @NetflixNSwill.

Join Matt and Grant for a discussion of all things music on the All Around Music podcast! They talk about their favorite music, concerts, and some production as well as interviews from local musicians. Check them out at and follow them on twitter @allampodcast.

Thank Yous:

Our amazing listeners, without whom this show would not be possible, nor would it even exist!

A huge shout-out to our friends in the #PodernFamily, whose help in growing the podcast is immeasurable. We'd particularly like to thank Paul & Wayne from The Countdown, Emily from The Story Behind, Adam from Everyone Has a Podcast, Shane from Now That I'm Older, Mr. X at the Angry Old Man Podcast, and Roel Santos Jr. from the World of Ro. Thank you so much to everyone who likes, shares, RTs, and helps to spread the word about our podcast all over the social media sphere. Hear all of the #PodernFamily anniversary shows all through the month of December by subscribing on your favorite podcatcher, or go to

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Intro: "Unsustainable" by Muse. All Rights reserved.

"Epic Intro" by Cyberwave Orchestra. Used with permission (royalty-free). Visit their youTube channel at!

"Creation" courtesy of Ross Bugden. Find his royalty-free music library on youtube at and follow him on Twitter and Instagram @RossBugden.

Various pieces from the La La Land Soundtrack by Justin Hurwitz. All Rights reserved.

Outro: "Far Beyond the Sun" by Yngwie Malmsteen. All Rights reserved.

"Wonderland" by Underwaterbeats. Find this and more great royalty-free music at! Listen now at

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