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:

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:

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.

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

If you’ve already binged all bad father figures you can handle, try some of our other recommendations:

Ep8 – Jane the Virgin + Jurassic Park

Episode 8 is up, and we’re so happy to be spending some time talking about two pieces of media that bring us so much joy. This week we’re mashing up Jane the Virgin and Jurassic Park, which gets us talking all about what it means to find yourself in charge of a young life, dinosaur gynecology, and the dark cannibalistic period of the Beach Boys’ career. Check us out on iTunesSoundcloud, and Stitcher for the full episode.

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

  • Like the sound of Jane the Virgin? Catch up on seasons 1 and 2 on Netflix, and watch season 3 (currently airing) on the CW.
  • Somehow missed Jurassic Park? Watch it on NetflixAmazoniTunes, or other places you can rent/buy movies.

And if you’ve already caught up with Jane and the dinosaurs, here’s our reader’s advisory, aka other stuff we like that you may like:

Ep7 – Spirited Away + Doctor Who

Episode 7 is live, and this week we’re crossing over gorgeous anime film Spirited Away and the beginning of the Whovian reboot, featuring the 9th Doctor. Check us out on iTunesSoundcloud, and Stitcher for our conversation about hope for humanity, the No-Face alien race, and why we need a Totoro garden statue.

In case that’s not enough spirited/alien goodness, here’s our list of readers’ advisory, aka other things we like that we think you may like, too: