Monkey Off My Backlog

About the show

Every week, Tessa and Sam exorcise their personal pop culture demons by going through their media to-do lists one item at a time. Each week involves a discussion about the media they listened, watched, read, played, or experienced that week along with encouragement to continue tackling these backlogs. Plus bonus weekly episodes where one of the hosts reacts to a TV show that the other has forced them to watch.

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Episodes and Blog Entries

  • 9 Days of Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw

    Episode  |  December 24th, 2020  |  46 mins 49 secs
    david leitch, dwayne johnson, fast & furious, helen mirren, hobbs & shaw, idris elba, jason statham, justice for han, kevin hart, movies, roman reigns, ryan reynolds, the rock, vanessa kirby

    Tessa and Sam count down to Christmas Day with the 'Fast & Furious' franchise and spread some holiday cheer. Megan Spell is back! We're talking 'Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw.'

  • 9 Days of Fast & Furious: The Fate of the Furious

    Episode  |  December 23rd, 2020  |  35 mins 16 secs
    dwayne johnson, elsa pataky, f. gary gray, fast & furious, fate of the furious, helen mirren, jason statham, justice for han, kurt russell, ludacris, michelle rodriguez, movies, nathalie emmanuel, scott eastwood, the rock, tyrese gibson, vin diesel

    Tessa and Sam count down to Christmas Day with the 'Fast & Furious' franchise and spread some holiday cheer. Today they're talking about the eighth film in the franchise, 'The Fate of the Furious.'

  • 9 Days of Fast & Furious: Furious 7

    Episode  |  December 22nd, 2020  |  51 mins 3 secs
    charlize theron, dwayne johnson, elsa pataky, fast & furious, furious 7, gal gadot, james wan, jason statham, jordana brewster, justice for han, kurt russell, ludacris, michelle rodriguez, movies, nathalie emmanuel, paul walker, scott eastwood, sung kang, the rock, tyrese gibson, vin diesel

    Tessa and Sam count down to Christmas Day with the 'Fast & Furious' franchise and spread some holiday cheer. Friend of the podcast Steve Guntli stops by to help discuss the seventh film in the franchise, 'Furious 7.'

  • 9 Days of Fast & Furious: Fast & Furious 6

    Episode  |  December 21st, 2020  |  33 mins 8 secs
    dwayne johnson, elsa pataky, fast & furious, gal gadot, gina carano, jason statham, jordana brewster, justice for han, ludacris, luke evans, michelle rodriguez, movies, paul walker, sung kang, the rock, tyrese gibson, vin diesel

    Tessa and Sam count down to Christmas Day with the 'Fast & Furious' franchise and spread some holiday cheer. Today they're talking about the sixth film in the franchise, 'Fast & Furious 6.'

  • 9 Days of Fast & Furious: Fast 5

    Episode  |  December 20th, 2020  |  1 hr 4 mins
    dwayne johnson, elsa pataky, fast & furious, gal gadot, jordana brewster, justice for han, ludacris, michelle rodriguez, movies, paul walker, sung kang, the rock, tyrese gibson, vin diesel

    Tessa and Sam count down to Christmas Day with the 'Fast & Furious' franchise and spread some holiday cheer. Friend of the podcast Megan Spell stops by to help discuss the fifth film in the franchise, 'Fast Five.'

  • 9 Days of Fast & Furious: Fast & Furious

    Episode  |  December 19th, 2020  |  36 mins 45 secs
    fast & furious, gal gadot, jordana brewster, justice for han, michelle rodriguez, movies, paul walker, sung kang, vin diesel

    Tessa and Sam count down to Christmas Day with the 'Fast & Furious' franchise and spread some holiday cheer. Today they're talking about the fourth film in the franchise, 'Fast & Furious.'

  • 9 Days of Fast & Furious: Tokyo Drift

    Episode  |  December 18th, 2020  |  40 mins 49 secs
    bow wow, fast & furious, justice for han, locas black, movies, sonny chiba, sung kang, tokyo drift, vin diesel

    Tessa and Sam count down to Christmas Day with the 'Fast & Furious' franchise and spread some holiday cheer. Friend of the podcast Martha Pietruszewski stops by to help discuss the third film in the franchise, 'The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift.'

  • 9 Days of Fast & Furious: 2 Fast 2 Furious

    Episode  |  December 17th, 2020  |  30 mins 2 secs
    2 fast 2 furious, devon aoki, eva mendes, fast & furious, ludacris, movies, paul walker, tyrese gibson

    Tessa and Sam count down to Christmas Day with the 'Fast & Furious' franchise and spread some holiday cheer. Today they're talking about '2 Fast 2 Furious.'

  • 9 Days of Fast & Furious: The Fast and the Furious

    Episode  |  December 16th, 2020  |  48 mins 44 secs
    fast & furious, jordana brewster, michelle rodriguez, movies, paul walker, the fast and the furious, vin diesel

    Tessa and Sam count down to Christmas Day with the 'Fast & Furious' franchise, spreading some holiday cheer along the way. Friend of the podcast Colby Waddell stops by to help discuss the first film in the franchise, 'The Fast and the Furious.'

  • Ep. 27 - Mr. Robot, Fiddler on the Roof, Head

    Episode  |  November 30th, 2020  |  52 mins 50 secs
    head, les bi honest, movies, mr. robot, music, podcasts, the monkees, tv. fiddler on the roof

    'Mr. Robot,' 'Fiddler on the Roof,' The Monkees' feature film 'Head.' While Andy is spending time with his new baby, Tessa and Sam are joined by James McKeon of the 'Les Bi Honest' podcast.

  • Ep. 23 - Kipo and the Age of the Wonderbeasts, Spirited Away, Cobra Kai, Richard III w/Colby Waddell

    Episode  |  November 2nd, 2020  |  59 mins 50 secs

    We talk with Colby from The Four Nations Report! Andy reveals an embarrassing story. 11:00 Colby talks about Kipo and the Wonderbeasts 19:45 Tessa talks about Miyazaki's Spirited Away 32:35 Sam talks about Cobra Kai (and The Karate Kid) 45:08 Andy...

  • Spooktober, Episode 4

    Episode  |  October 26th, 2020  |  59 mins 47 secs

    Spooktober IV: Ghost Protocol! All month, we're talking about pop culture associated with Halloween. We recorded for nearly two hours this week, so watch out for a bonus episode later this week! 2:33 - Finding time for pop culture when life is...

  • Spooktober, Episode 3

    Episode  |  October 19th, 2020  |  45 mins 52 secs

    Spooktober III: Son of Spooktober! All month, we're talking about pop culture associated with Halloween. This week we're talking the Spanish-language horror film The Orphanage and two novels by the first family of horror. 01:20 - Our...

  • Spooktober, Episode 2

    Episode  |  October 12th, 2020  |  52 mins 8 secs

    Spooktober continues with even more horror related films and TV Shows. With this weeks discussion question we talk about whether or not we start with a series at the beginning or jump in wherever (if you live in chaos, like ONE of our hosts). 13:20 -...

  • Spooktober, Episode 1

    Episode  |  October 5th, 2020  |  51 mins 49 secs

    Spooktober! All month, we're talking about pop culture associated with Halloween. This week we're talking about scary movies from four different decades. This week's guest is David Bax of Battleship Pretension. 11:30 - David talks about The Cabinet of...