Monkey Off My Backlog

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

199 episodes of Monkey Off My Backlog since the first episode, which aired on June 21st, 2020.

  • Sam Watches Star Trek - Episode 21

    Episode  |  September 30th, 2022  |  57 mins 37 secs
    crusher, data, la forge, picard, recap, riker, star trek, star trek: the next generation, the next generation, tng, troi, tv, worf

    A podcast devoted to Sam watching Star Trek: The Next Generation

  • Pop Culture for When You're Feeling Down

    Episode  |  September 26th, 2022  |  53 mins 51 secs
    about a boy, burn notice, emma stone, high fidelity, hilarie burton, jonah hill, maniac, matt bomer, nick hornby, psych, white collar

    This week, we're talking about pop culture we were told we should watch when we're feeling down. But we didn't...because you're not the boss of us. Tessa finally starts watching 'Maniac,' Sam picks back up on 'White Collar,' and Andy reads 'High Fidelity.'

  • Sam Watches Star Trek - Episode 20

    Episode  |  September 23rd, 2022  |  54 mins 27 secs
    crusher, data, la forge, picard, recap, riker, star trek, star trek: the next generation, the next generation, tng, troi, tv, worf

    A podcast devoted to Sam watching Star Trek: The Next Generation

  • Ep. 117 - The Afterparty, Fire Island, Jurassic World Dominion

    Episode  |  September 19th, 2022  |  57 mins 29 secs

    Andy talks the Afterparty and Tessa talks the queer Jane Austen adaptation Fire Island. Sam discusses Dinosours.

  • Sam Watches Star Trek - Episode 19

    Episode  |  September 16th, 2022  |  57 mins 58 secs
    crusher, data, la forge, picard, recap, riker, star trek, star trek: the next generation, the next generation, tng, troi, tv, worf

    A podcast devoted to Sam watching Star Trek: The Next Generation

  • Ep. 116 - Elyse Assigns! Holiday, One, Two, Three, Time After Time

    Episode  |  September 12th, 2022  |  1 hr 36 mins
    billy wilder, cary grant, dark comedy, george cukor, h. g. wells, holiday, jack the ripper, james cagney, katherine hepburn, malcolm mcdowell, mary steenburgen, nicholas meyer, one two three, problem film, screwball comedy, time after time, time travel

    It's time for Elyse Assigns! Elyse assigns us three of their favorite films from their childhood: 'Holiday,' 'One, Two, Three,' and 'Time After Time.'

  • Sam Watches Star Trek - Episode 18

    Episode  |  September 9th, 2022  |  50 mins 20 secs
    crusher, data, la forge, picard, recap, riker, star trek, star trek: the next generation, the next generation, tng, troi, tv, worf

    A podcast devoted to Sam watching Star Trek: The Next Generation

  • Sam Watches Star Trek - Episode 17

    Episode  |  September 2nd, 2022  |  1 hr 3 mins
    crusher, data, la forge, picard, recap, riker, star trek, star trek: the next generation, the next generation, tng, troi, tv, worf

    A podcast devoted to Sam watching Star Trek: The Next Generation

  • Ep. 115 - The Hugo Awards! Part 3 (Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form, Best Novella, and Best Novel)

    Episode  |  August 31st, 2022  |  1 hr 12 mins
    a desolation called peace, across green grass fields, andy weir, arcane, arkady martine, becky chambers, book club, books, for all mankind, hugo awards, light from uncommon stars, loki, marvel, project hail mary, reading, ryka aoiki, seanan mcguire, she who became the sun, shelley parker-chan, star trek, star trek: lower decks, the expanse, the hugo awards, the martian, the wheel of time, tv, tv show

    Join Sam, Tessa, and Lozy as they run down this year's Hugo Awards nominees! In the final part of this series, we break down down the nominations for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form, Best Novella, and Best Novel.

  • Ep. 115 - The Hugo Awards! Part 2 (Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form, the Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book, and Best Novelette)

    Episode  |  August 30th, 2022  |  1 hr 6 mins
    a snake falls to earth, book club, books, caroline m. yoachim, catherynne m. valente, chaos on catnet, charlie jane anders, darcie little badger, david lowery, denis villeneuve, dev patel, dune, encanto, fran wilde, hugo awards, iron widow, john wiswell, jordan ifueko, marvel, naomi kritzer, naomi novik, oghenechovwe donald ekpeki, reading, redemptor, shang-chi and the legend of the ten rings, space sweepers, suzanne palmer, the green knight, the hugo awards, the last graduate, victories greater than death, wandavision, xiran jay zhao

    Join Sam, Tessa, and Lozy as they run down this year's Hugo Awards nominees! In part two of this series, we break down down the nominations for Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form, the Lodestar Award for Best Young Adult Book, and Best Novelette.

  • Ep. 115 - The Hugo Awards! Part 1 (Best Graphic Story or Comic and Best Short Story)

    Episode  |  August 29th, 2022  |  59 mins 27 secs
    alix e. harrow, blue neustifter, book club, books, catherynne m. valente, comics, die, far sector, graphic novels, hugo awards, josé pablo iriarte, kieron gillen, lore olympus, majorie liu, monstress, mr. death, n.k. jemisen, once and future, proof by induction, rachel smythe, reading, sarah pinsker, seanan mcquire, short stories, strange adventures, tangles, the hugo awards, the sin of america, tom king

    Join Sam, Tessa, and Lozy as they run down this year's Hugo Awards nominees! Today, we'll begin breaking down the nominations for Best Graphic Story or Comic and Best Short Story.

  • Sam Watches Star Trek - Episode 16

    Episode  |  August 26th, 2022  |  48 mins 26 secs
    crusher, data, la forge, picard, recap, riker, star trek, star trek: the next generation, the next generation, tng, troi, tv, worf

    A podcast devoted to Sam watching Star Trek: The Next Generation

  • Ep. 114 - James Van Der Beek! (Dawson's Creek, Varsity Blues, Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23)

    Episode  |  August 22nd, 2022  |  1 hr 40 mins
    dawson's creek, don't trust the b---- in apartment 23, james van der beek, kevin williamson, krysten ritter, varsity blues

    Lozy joins Tessa and Sam to talk about three works of pop culture that just so happen to all feature James Van Der Beek. Why? Because we can!

  • Ep. 113 - Childhood Favorites! The Flight of the Navigator, Captain Blood, The Adventures of Robin Hood, The Seahawk, The Wizard

    Episode  |  August 15th, 2022  |  1 hr 33 mins
    basil rathbone, captain blood, casablanca, christian slater, cinema, claude rains, errol flynn, film, fred savage, jenny lewis, nintendo, olivia de haviland, technicolor, the adventures of robin hood, the flight of the navigator, the seahawk, the wizard

    This week, Tessa and Sam make each other watch some childhood favorites, including 'The Flight of the Navigator,' 'Captain Blood,' 'The Adventures of Robin Hood,' 'The Seahawk,' 'The Wizard.'

  • Tessa Watches LOST - Episode 19

    Episode  |  August 12th, 2022  |  39 mins 51 secs
    bad robot, carlton cuse, damon lindelof, jj abrams, lost, recap, rewatch, tv

    This week, we're talking about the finale of Season 4, "There's No Place Like Home, Parts 2 and 3."

  • Ep. 112 - The Wachowskis: Bound, Speed Racer, Cloud Atlas, Jupiter Ascending

    Episode  |  August 8th, 2022  |  1 hr 20 mins
    bound, cloud atlas, david mitchell, jupiter ascending, keanu reeves, lana wachowski, lilly wachowski, speed racer, the matrix, the wachowskis

    This week, Melissa from 'Wild Pretty Things' joins us to talk about all the films directed by the Wachowskis that don't have "Matrix" in the title: 'Bound,' 'Speed Racer,' 'Cloud Atlas,' and 'Jupiter Ascending.'