Tessa watched Star Trek way too young, so of course she turned out to be an English PhD obsessed with sci-fi and fantasy. When she isn't writing, she hosts two podcasts: Monkey Off My Backlog and Nanny Ogg's Book Club. You can find her on Twitter, Letterboxd, and Storygraph @thebiparadox.
Episode | August 9th, 2021 | 59 mins 14 secs
dark side of the moon, easy rider, famicom, final fantasy, final fantasy iii, jack nicholson, movies, music, pink floyd, square, square enix, video games
This week, Sam and Tessa discuss counterculture with 'Easy Rider' and 'Dark Side of the Moon,' and Andy talks about 'Final Fantasy III.'
Episode | July 26th, 2021 | 52 mins 36 secs
Wong Kar-wai, the master film maker that did In the Mood for Love and Fallen Angels gets covered by both Sam and Tessa as they discuss what makes Wong Kar-wai special. Tessa gives a talk about Wreck-It Ralph and why she's a Fix-it Felix. Andy talks Japanese zombie comedy with One Cut of The Dead.
Episode | July 12th, 2021 | 48 mins 10 secs
final fantasy, final fantasy xv, jj abrams, kingdom hearts, lost, quantum break, remedy, royal edition, square, square enix, tv, video games
Andy's back...just in time to hear Tessa talk about the first season of 'LOST'! Plus, Andy and Sam talk video games with 'Final Fantasy XV' and 'Quantum Break.'
Episode | June 28th, 2021 | 53 mins 6 secs
documentary, elisabeth moss, good morning vietnam, movies, murder she wrote, robin williams, shirley, the problem with apu, the simpsons
This week, we're joined by Elyse from 'Podwraiths,' who discusses the 2020 film 'Shirley.' Sam talks about 'The Problem with Apu,' and Tessa watches the classic Robin Williams film 'Good Morning, Vietnam.'
Episode | June 21st, 2021 | 41 mins 17 secs
f9, girlfight, michelle rodriguez, movies, pitch black, riddick, the chronicles of riddick, the fast & furious saga, the last witch hunter, vin diesel
This week, we're joined by friend of the podcast Megan Spell to get psyched for 'F9' by talking about the films 'Pitch Black,' 'The Last Witch Hunter,' and 'Girlfight.'
Episode | June 14th, 2021 | 1 hr 3 mins
007, abc, becoming bond, bridgerton, bugsnax, george lazenby, grey's anatomy, james bond, netflix, ps5, shonda rhimes, station 19, tv, video games, young horses
This week, we're joined by once again by friend of the podcast Nigel to talk about the Young Horses' game 'Bugsnax.' Tessa catches up with 'Station 19,' and Sam watches the George Lazenby biopicdoc 'Becoming Bond.'
Episode | June 7th, 2021 | 57 mins 55 secs
bugs bunny, looney tunes, lucifer, mass effect, michael jordan, movies, nba, neil gaiman, sandman, space jam, sports, tv, video games
This week, we're joined by Colby Waddell to talk 'Mass Effect,' sports, and anime. Also, Tessa is welcomed to the 'Space Jam,' and Sam gets acquainted with 'Lucifer.'
Episode | May 31st, 2021 | 58 mins 30 secs
This week, Sam and Tessa take your calls and tweets and provide pop culture recommendations. They also react to their first ever 'Eurovision' and preview their summer film festival.
Episode | May 17th, 2021 | 44 mins
anime, archie comics, bit, fate/stay night, fate/stay night: heaven's feel i. presage flower, josie and the pussycats, movies, nicole maines, parker posey, riverdale, vampires
This week, Sam watches the cult classic 'Josie and the Pussycats,' Tessa gets her vampire on with 'Bit,' and Andy confuses us all with 'Fate/stay night: Heaven's Feel I. presage flower.'
Episode | April 26th, 2021 | 55 mins 11 secs
adolescent literature, anime, books, gankutsuou, gankutsuou: the count of monte cristo, if i was your girl, star treak: the original series, star trek, the count of monte cristo, tv, yal, young adult literature
This week, Sam finally watches season 1 of 'Star Trek: The Original Series.' Tessa reads 'If I Was Your Girl,' a young adult novel about a trans girl coming of age in the South, and Andy tells us all about 'Gankutsuou,' an anime adaptation of 'The Count of Monte Cristo.'
Episode | April 5th, 2021 | 39 mins 5 secs
abba, academy awards, amanda seyfried, anime, attack on titan, bill & ted face the music, da 5 bloods, delroy lindo, fritz lang, mamma mia, meryl streep, metropolis, movies, music, oscar snubs, palm springs, silent film, sonic the hedgehog, spike lee, the invisible man
This week, Sam talks music with the film adaptation of the ABBA musical 'Mamma Mia!,' Tessa goes silent with Fritz Lang's 'Metropolis,' and Andy agonizes his way through 'Attack on Titan.' We also have thoughts about Oscar snubs.
Episode | March 29th, 2021 | 1 hr 6 mins
colossal, gamera, gamera the giant monster, godzilla, godzilla king of the monsters, godzilla vs kong, kaiju, king kong, king of the monsters, kong skull island, movies, pacific rim, shin godzilla, skull island, toho
Kaiju Fight! Tessa and Andy are joined by Ariel Rada to talk kaiju movies they've crossed of their backlog as well as some of their favorite kaiju movies in anticipation of 'Godzilla vs. Kong.'
Episode | March 15th, 2021 | 1 hr 6 mins
alex garland, arctic monkeys, atlanta, dev, donald glover, fx, movies, music, prince, purple rain, tv
Nigel is back! This week we discuss Donald Glover's 'Atlanta,' Alex Garland's FX/Hulu series 'Devs,' English rock band Arctic Monkeys, and Prince's 'Purple Rain.'
Episode | February 22nd, 2021 | 1 hr 46 secs
We talk about Bryan Fuller's Hannibal TV show, We discuss Joss Whedon, We talk about the oldest James Bond, and We Dream of Bunny Girls. . . senpai!
Episode | December 28th, 2020 | 50 mins 27 secs
brian de palma, bruce willis, con air, die hard 3, die hard with a vengeance, ed harris, emilio estevez, face/off, jerry bruckheimer, john malkovich, john travolta, john woo, jon voigt, kathryn bigelow, keanu reeves, michael bay, mission: impossible, movies, nicolas cage, patrick swayze, point break, samuel l. jackson, sean connery, steve buscemi, the rock, tom cruise, ving rhames
It's time for Tessa and Sam's Annual Movie Marathon: 90s Action Movie Edition. Sam forces Tessa and Andy to watch and unironically appreciate six classic action movies from the 90s IN ONE DAY: 'Point Break,' 'Die Hard 3,' 'Mission: Impossible,' 'The Rock,' 'Con Air,' and 'Face/Off.'
Episode | December 25th, 2020 | 29 mins 53 secs
fast & furious, movies
It's Christmas Day, and Sam, Tessa, and Megan are back with one more chat about the 'Fast & Furious' franchise. Merry Christmas!