Episode | January 23rd, 2023 | 1 hr 50 mins
1990s, 90s, all saints, bananarama, boy bands, british girl groups, girl groups, music, music podcast, pop, pop music, r&b, spice girls, sugababes, wannabe
If you wanna be our lover...then you gotta get with our friends. Lozy joins Tessa and Sam to talk '90s British girl groups as well as to dissect the stigma of "manufactured" pop.
Episode | January 2nd, 2023 | 15 mins 36 secs
book club, books, film, monkey off my backlog, music, podcast, podcasting, pop culture, popular culture, reading challenge, tv
Welcome to Monkey off my Backlog, the podcast where we expand our pop culture horizons by exploring movies, music, television, and books that are new to us. Today’s episode is a preview of what’s to come on Monkey off My Backlog. Or as we’re calling it, MoMBl version 2.0. Don’t worry—we’re still tackling backlogs and exorcizing pop culture demons—but we’re excited for some of the changes that we have in store, and we hope that you will be as well!
Episode | May 9th, 2022 | 1 hr 23 mins
albums, animated, book, books, bridge of clay, film, help! i'm a fish, literary fiction, markus zuzak, music, tallahassee, the mountain goats, zopilote machine
In our first ever guest hosted episode, Nigel assigns each host pop culture content that is important to her: The Mountain Goats, 'Help! I'm a Fish,' and 'Bridge of Clay.'
Episode | April 25th, 2022 | 1 hr 20 mins
frank ocean, kendrick lamar, music, pitchfork, sufjan stevens, tame impala, the strokes, vaporwave
Sam and Tessa are joined by friend of the pod Jarret to break down Pitchfork's 200 Best Albums of the Last 25 Years. Turns out we're not through with vaporwave just yet!
Episode | April 25th, 2022 | 1 hr 45 mins
fiona apple, madvillain, music, neutral milk hotel, pitchfork, radiohead
Sam and Tessa are joined by friend of the pod Lozy to break down Pitchfork's 200 Best Albums of the Last 25 Years. Why do so many people hate joy?
Episode | February 21st, 2022 | 1 hr 13 mins
album, ap bio, comics, crime podcasts, dead ringer, glen howerton, jessica biel, jim steinman, limetown, manwha, meatloaf, murder mystery, music, podcast, podcasts, sitcom, solo leveling, television
This week, Sam listens to 'Dead Ringer' by Meatloaf, special guest Jarret watches 'Limetown,' Tessa watches 'AP Bio,' and Andy reads 'Solo Leveling."
Episode | January 17th, 2022 | 56 mins 26 secs
bloodborne, comics, dark souls, demon's souls, marvel, marvel's spider-man, miles morales. video games, music, peter parker, playstation, playstation 4, playstation 5, ps4, ps5, spider-man, veruca salt
This week, Tessa plays the remake of the PS4 exclusive 'Marvel's Spider-Man,' Andy plays the PS3 exclusive 'Demon's Souls,' and Sam didn't get the memo--she listened to 90s band Veruca Salt.
Episode | November 22nd, 2021 | 1 hr 10 mins
amal el-mohtar, books, castlevania, dirty computer, emotion picture, janelle monae, max gladstone, music, netflix, this is how you lose the time war, tv
It's Tessa turn to tell Andy and Sam watch to watch and read this week: 'This Is How You Lose the Time War' by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone, Janelle Monae's 'Dirty Computer [Emotion Picture],' and 'Castlevania'!
Episode | September 13th, 2021 | 52 mins 39 secs
2046, as tears go by, berlin, criterion, criterion collection, hong kong, hong kong cinema, in the mood for love, movies, music, shang chi, take my breathe away, tony leung, top gun, wong kar wai
Longtime friend of the pod but first-time guest Jack is with us as we dedicate an entire episode to the brilliant and unconventional Wong Kar Wai, a master of Hong Kong cinema.
Episode | August 30th, 2021 | 1 hr 8 mins
casablanca, claude raines, humphrey bogart, ingrid bergman, marvin gaye, motown, movies, music, otis redding, patrick mcgoohan, peter lorre, stax, the prisoner, tv
This week, Andy discusses 'Casablanca,' Sam talks about Otis Redding and Marvin Gaye, and Tessa reveals what 'The Prisoner' is.