Ep42 – Field of Dreams + Toy Story

Nothing says Americana like baseball, cowboys, and creepy old-timey ghost dolls crawling out of a cornfield. In episode 42, we’re crossing over supernatural sports movie classic Field of Dreams and the original CGI feels-fest, Toy Story. Check us out on iTunesSoundcloud, and Stitcher for our conversation about the awfulness of the word ‘mouthfeel,’ Americana as religion, toys committing crimes, and creepy dancing scarecrows. Also, Annie totally blanks on the name of Now and Then and will be forever ashamed.

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Ep41 – Pitch Perfect + Stranger Things

Turn up the Duffstep and turn that frown right-side up, because we’re heading in the Aca-Upside-Down! This week, we’re crossing over musical comedy Pitch Perfect and ‘80′s throwback sci-fi tv show Stranger Things. Check us out on iTunesSoundcloud, and Stitcher for a conversation about Steve’s a cappella audition song, the limits of nostalgia, actual human a cappella concerts that are definitely not aliens luring humans into a false sense of security, and the true purpose of rick rolling. We will decide who is the Duff, the Duffer, and the Duffest!

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Ep40 – Buffy the Vampire Slayer + Brooklyn Nine-Nine

In every generation, there is a chosen one–and obviously that chosen one is Cheddar the dog. This week, we’re celebrating butt-kicking shows Annie loves by crossing over supernatural teen drama Buffy the Vampire Slayer and super-awesome cop sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine. Good is taking down evil in all forms as we discuss Scrappy Do’s legal background, what a magnet is, things that unlikely celebrity couples talk about, and how hipsters are indistinguishable from vampires. Check us out on iTunesSoundcloud, and Stitcher for Rosa Diaz and Buffy Summers comparing weapons stashes.

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Ep39 – Yuri!!! On Ice + Game of Thrones

Winter is coming, and so is the Zamboni! This week, we mix happy sparkly sports romantic comedy with grim dark high fantasy epic, as Yuri!!! on Ice crosses over with Game of Thrones. Check us out on iTunesSoundcloud, and Stitcher for a discussion on the limited time frame of athletic careers, dragon baby’s day out, and how talons are nature’s ice skates. Also, in our version, Oberyn Martell ends up just fine.

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Ep38 – Code Name Verity + Black Panther

Join us for the first annual Carnegie Deli Award ceremony, as we explore international crises and essays we wrote in high school. This week, we’re crossing over YA literary masterpiece Code Name Verity and comic book powerhouse Black Panther. Check us out on iTunesSoundcloud, and Sticher for a discussion of the depictions of masculinity and felinity in the spy genre, emotional gut punches, badass lady warriors, and Chadwick Bosemen’s phenomenal accent work. No squirrels were harmed in the making of this episode.

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Ep37 – The Wild Thornberrys + Penny Dreadful

Journey with us into the wonders of the natural world and horrors of the unnatural world, as we cross over 90s Nicktoon The Wild Thornberrys and Victorian monster mash drama Penny Dreadful. Check us out on iTunesSoundcloud, and Stitcher for a discussion about microwaving hearts, making sure you’re casting the right Josh for the job, narratives dealing with colonialism, and snack food depravities. We apologize for our many failed attempts at replicating the Nigel Thornberry voice. (Sorry, Tim Curry!)

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Ep36 – While You Were Sleeping + Die Hard

Nothing says Christmas quite like lying to your family or fighting with your partner at a holiday party! Which means it’s the perfect time of year to cross over 90s high concept rom com While You Were Sleeping and 80s action blockbuster Die Hard. Join us on iTunesSoundcloud, and Stitcher for a discussion about breakout roles, going full Gallagher, toxic masculinity, and the Steve McQueen School of Acting for Children. 

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Ep35 – East of Eden + Back to the Future

Lightning never strikes twice, except when all of time is happening all at once in the valleys of California. Literary fiction meets pop culture nostalgia as we cross over Steinbeck’s East of Eden with Michael J. Fox’s Back to the Future. Check us out on iTunesSoundcloud, and Stitcher for a conversation about trying to escape your family’s legacy, the sexuality of moms, brain-eating Christmas trees (as Annie forgets her anniversary and Walt fails to land a Hamilton joke), and literary uses for Yakety Sax.

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Ep34 – Watership Down + Parks and Recreation

You’re ten thousand bunnies in the wind with this week’s crossover! We’re bringing together the deep Lapine mythology of Watership Down and the wacky optimism of Parks and Recreation. Check us out on iTunesSoundcloud, and Stitcher for our thoughts on inclusivity making a community stronger, the only worthwhile movie Zack Snyder has ever made, respect for nature, and our proposal for the Cones of Bunshire.

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Ep33 – The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air + Jupiter Ascending

Looked at my kingdom, I was finally there, to sit on my throne as the Matriarch of Abrasax! 90s neon classic sitcom/hip-hop style meet intergalactic space opera in this week’s crossover of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Jupiter Ascending. Check us out on iTunesSoundcloud, and Stitcher for our conversation about self-centered siblings, animal-human hybrids, colonialism and consumerism, Channing Tatum breakdancing in rocket shoes, and scheming naked penguin butler with their Bee Man boyfriends.

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