Thou Art Tearing Me Apart, Lisa!

September 18, 2018

Special Intro: Rob Southgate -- Founder of Southgate Media Group

Film at 11: Castle Rock (2018)

Book-IT: Space Opera (2018) by Catherynne M. Valente

Scroll with it: Apple has new iPhones, distracted driving is an epidemic, Hurricane Florence battered the east coast and the fourth annual Southgate Media Group podcast marathon is coming to Blue Box Cafe next Saturday.

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September 11, 2018

Special Intro: Marcus Robinson -- Chicago Bears Wide Receiver  

Film at 11: Tom Clancy's Jack Ryan (2018)  

Book-IT: Operation Paperclip: The Secret Intelligence Program that Brought Nazi Scientists to America (2014) by Annie Jacobsen  

Scroll with it: Just watch ‘ol Bandit run. We mourn the passing of Burt Reynolds. Doctor Who is moving to Sundays, starting October 7, 2018, and Apple has new shiny things to show us tomorrow.  

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Fat, Drunk, & Stupid is No Way to Go Through Life

September 4, 2018

Special Intro: Rebecca Hanson from MST3K  

Film at 11: A Futile and Stupid Gesture (2018)  

Book-IT: A Futile and Stupid Gesture (2006) by Josh Karp  

App-etite: Zombies, Run! Game  

Scroll with it: What’s up with the ESPN app(s) these days? It’s getting confusing.  

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Jack Ryan and Bruno are Back! (with Kyle Hickman)

August 28, 2018

Special Intro: Michael Albright from Down in Front - Chicago’s Premier Riffing Troupe  

Film at 11: The Happytime Murders (2018) and movie expert Kyle Hickman joins us to share his list of the top 10 films of 2018 (so far)  

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Kenny Loggins sings, “Boy, Welcome Home”

August 21, 2018

Special Intro: Jarrett Payton  

Film at 11: Disney's Christopher Robin (2018)  

Book IT: The Habit Project, 9 Steps to Build Habits That Stick (2016) by Akash Karia  

Scroll with it: Aretha Franklin lives on in our lives because of the gifts she offered the world. The Resistance lives on in a new Star Wars cartoon and Gmail offers us a new confidential mode.   

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August 14, 2018

Special Intro: Author and Activist -- Cory Doctorow  

Film at 11: The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018)  

Book IT: The Globe: The Science of Discworld II: A Novel (2015) by Terry Pratchett, Ian Stewart, and Jack Cohen  

Scroll with it: Make it so! Jean-Luc Picard is returning and MoviePass is still in business (for now).  

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Based on a True Story

August 7, 2018

Film at 11: Teen Titans Go! To The Movies (2018)  

Book IT: The Singularity Trap (2018) by Dennis E. Taylor  

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Not Marvel’s New Mutants (with Cory Doctorow)

July 31, 2018

Special Intro: Brian Brushwood -- host of The Modern Rogue, Hacking the System, and CordKillers  

Film at 11: Castle Rock (2018)  

Book IT: Little Brother (2008) by Cory Doctorow  

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Feel the Byrne (with Bears Rebecca Fonté)

July 24, 2018

Special Intro: Hugo award winning author Tansy Rayner Roberts from Tasmania  

Film at 11: Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind (2018)  

Book IT: How Music Works (2017) by David Byrne  

Scroll With It: Filmmaker Bears Rebecca Fonté sits down with Steve to remember how it all started.  The full interview is available to our patrons at Support the show to get access to this bonus content. (recorded 14 July 2018)  

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Here We Go Again - We Sing Abba!

July 17, 2018

Special Intro: Bill Schelly - author of Sense of Wonder: My Life in Comic Fandom  

Film at 11: John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City (2018)  

Book IT: We are Legion (We are Bob) (2016) by Dennis Taylor  

Scroll With It: San Diego Comic-Con starts Thursday for all of those lucky enough to be there. The rest of us will not have as much access as we have had in the previous years. Steve can’t wait for the news from the Doctor Who panel Thursday morning.  

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