Ep28 – Mad Max: Fury Road + Steven Universe

Witness us as we fuse the universes of Mad Max: Fury Road and Steven Universe! Season 2 of Crossover Appeal kicks off with two of our favorite fandoms in the last couple of years–basically, we could have talked about this for even longer than we actually did. Check out episode 28 on iTunesSoundcloud, and Stitcher as we talk about matriarchal societies, body autonomy, Toast in the Pizza Car, and Mr. Universe, the electric doof warrior. Also–Tom Hardy, Bodo is waiting for your cuddles.

Where you can find this pop culture (as of show date):

  • Mad Max: Fury Road is currently available to rent or buy on platforms like Amazon and iTunes.
  • Steven Universe, seasons 1-3 are currently streaming on Hulu. Later seasons are available to purchase on iTunes.

Readers’ advisory, aka other stuff we like that we think you’ll like, too:

Ep27 – #yayhamlet + Lostrested Development

It’s Crossover Appeal’s one-year anniversary, so pull the magic democracy plug and come join the dance of Mister Snake Miser! Walt and Annie talk corporate intrigue and fix all Damon Lindelof’s problems, by mashing up not one, not two, but FOUR special blast-from-the-past properties. Angelica Schuyler’s time travel causes even more problems than before, but not even the unholy union of Ben and Lucille can solve the problem that is Tobias. Check us out on iTunesSoundcloud, and Stitcher for all of that crossover to the power of crossover goodness. Plus: our favorite recommendations from the last year, for all your reading and watching needs. Thanks for sticking with us this far, folks, and here’s to another great year! 

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Ep22 – Children of Men + Mad Men

Who’s ready for some hot Men on Men crossover action? And by “hot” we mean “existentially empty and full of crippling despair.” Walt and Annie begin the first ever Transitive Chain of Crossovers by discussing youngling segues, Walt’s distressingly warmed heart, and a sequel to “Blue’s Clues” that is maybe a bit too heavy on the body-horror. Plus, the first-ever Readers Advisory Blacklist! All this and more on iTunesSoundcloud, and Stitcher!

Where you can find this pop culture (as of show date):

  • Along with intense robotic chaos music, you can stream Children of Men on platforms like Amazon and iTunes.
  • Mad Men is currently available to stream on Netflix, and downloadable at the usual platforms.

Readers’ advisory, aka other stuff we like that we think you’ll like, too:

Ep21 – Pushing Daisies + Angels in America

When you’re dealing with unwanted supernatural powers and deep questions of life, death, and morality, what you really need is a slice or two of pie. This week, we’re crossing over whimsical murder-mystery tv series Pushing Daisies with seminal theatrical work Angels in America. Check us out on iTunesSoundcloud, and Stitcher for a conversation about new band Fancy Boy Shark, being 10% Lindsay Lohan, Annie’s very late workshop notes for Tony Kushner, and lots of people eating pie together.

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Ep19 – Firefly + Clue: the Movie

Take my love, take my land, take me where I cannot stand. I don’t care, I’m still free, you can’t take the lead pipe from me. In this episode, we’re crossing over scifi/western tv series Firefly and slapstick/murder-mystery board game movie Clue for a giant mash-up of mash-y-ness. Check us out on iTunesSoundcloud, and Stitcher for our conversation about blood sacrifice cults, the construction of verbal humor, Tim Curry’s legs, and why Madeline Kahn is the greatest.

Where you can find this pop culture (as of show date):

  • Firefly is currently available to stream on Hulu.
  • Clue is available to rent/buy on platforms like Amazon and iTunes.

Readers’ advisory, aka other stuff we like that we think you’ll like, too:

Ep16 – The Great Gatsby + The Simpsons

Everything’s coming up Gatsby in this special birthday episode of Crossover Appeal! In episode 16, we’re taking Midwestern family values to a morally bankrupt Long Island summer town with The Great Gatsby and The Simpsons. Check us out on iTunesSoundcloud, and Stitcher for our conversation about outsiders destroyed by their glimpse into a new world, a new birthday song, and why girls can definitely be way more than beautiful little fools.

Where you can find this pop culture (as of this date):

  • The Great Gatsby is a book! It is also a couple of movies but don’t watch those. Check it out at your local library or independent bookstore.
  • If you have cable or an FX membership, The Simpsons can be watched in its entirety on the FXX Simpsons World app, which has every episode ever. They also air new ones on FOX, Sundays at 8pm.

Reader’s advisory, aka other stuff you’ll like, too:

Ep11 – Arrested Development + Lost

Episode 11 is live, featuring bad corporate practices, the importance of teamwork, and a whole lot of father issues. Whether you’re a Tailie, an Other, or just a Hop-on, you can find us on iTunesSoundcloud, and Stitcher for all sorts of flashbacks, family drama, and necessary maritime law.

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