Raucous Rebel Romance (Valentine’s Day Special)

February 12, 2019

Special Intro: Jason Mewes -- who is about to start filming Jay and Silent Bob Reboot  

Film at 11: Stan & Ollie (2018)  

Book IT: Lost Girls (2006) by Alan Moore and Melinda Gebbie  

Scroll with it: The Simpsons are here to stay, Chewbacca is coming to Chicago, and it’s time for some football!  

Show Notes: http://bit.ly/tms21219

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This Show Will Get Stuck Inside Your Head

February 5, 2019

Special Intro: Jonah Ray from Mystery Science Theater 3000  

Film at 11: A Discovery of Witches (2018)  

Book IT: Being There (1970) by Jerzy Kosiński  

Scroll with it: Your privacy is at stake with this week’s news of inappropriate data collection from Facebook and Google and a software bug from Apple that may allow others to listen in to your life.  

Show Notes: http://bit.ly/tms2519

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Streaming John Malkovich

January 29, 2019

Special Intro: Author and Activist Cory Doctorow  

Film at 11: Green Book (2018)  

Book IT: “Snow, Glass, Apples” (1994) by Neil Gaiman  

Scroll with it: Oscar Nominations are in, Netflix is raising prices, Jeff Bridges is a tease and The Sopranos prequel will feature Gandolfini, just not that one…  

Show Notes: http://bit.ly/tms12919

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Forgotten Mysterious Murders

January 22, 2019

Special Intro: Tom Merritt -- Host of Daily Tech News Show  

Film at 11: Star Trek: Discovery (2019)  

Book IT: “Murder Mysteries” (2009) by Neil Gaiman  

Scroll with it: New security software is clamping down on sharing streaming passwords  

Show Notes: http://bit.ly/tms12219

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Getting Goosed in Chicago

January 15, 2019

Special Intro: Jim Koch -- Founder and Brewer of Samuel Adams Beer  

Film at 11: Three Identical Strangers (2018)  

Book IT: Barrel-Aged Stout And Selling Out: Goose Island, Anheuser-Busch, and How Craft Beer Became Big Business (2018) by Josh Noel  

Scroll with it: CES 2019 was filled with Impossible Burgers, 8K TVs, and controversy. The Chicago Bears’ season has ended but Goose Island Brewery is still rallying around our local team in the most interesting way possible. #DaBears  

Show Notes: http://bit.ly/tms11519

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Taunting the Grim Reaper to Start the Year

January 8, 2019

Special Intro: Author and Podcaster Tansy Rayner-Roberts from Tasmania  

Special Guest: Executive Producer Ron Mika  

Film at 11: Vice (2018)  

Book IT: Make Time: How to Focus on What Matters Every Day (2018) by Jake Knapp and John Zaratsky  

Scroll with it: Steve’s tour of San Francisco, CES starts in Las Vegas and we have landed on the far side of the moon.  

Show Notes: http://bit.ly/tms1819

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Pop the Champagne!

January 1, 2019

Film at 11: Mary Poppins Returns (2018)

Scroll with it: Our New Years predictions for 2019.  

Show Notes: http://bit.ly/tms1119

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“Favorites of 2018,” Announced the Angels

December 25, 2018

Special Intro: Kenan Thompson as Neil deGrasse Tyson  

Film at 11: They Shall Not Grow Old (2018)  

Book-IT: Mr. Dickens and His Carol (2017) by Samantha Silva  

Scroll with it: Our Favorites of 2018 in the category of books, movies, and news; followed by our look back at our New Years predictions for 2018.  

Show Notes: http://bit.ly/tms122518

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How To Live Safely During the Holidays

December 18, 2018

Special Intro: Gavin Edwards -- author of The Tao of Bill Murray  

Film at 11: Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (2018)  

Book-IT: How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe (2010) by Charles Yu  

Scroll with it: How do you listen to music in the streaming era? Steve has a Spotify subscription and Chip is a part of the Apple ecosystem. Next week we are going to share our list of our favorite things of 2018. What was your favorite movie, book, and news story of the year? Send us a message and we’ll use it on the show.  

Show Notes: http://bit.ly/tms121818

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It is Time to Sell the Wine, Orson

December 11, 2018

Special Intro: Shawn -- Host of the Soul Forge Podcast   

Film at 11: They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead (2018)  

Book-IT: American Gods: My Shadows by Neil Gaiman, P. Craig Russell, and Scott Hampton  

Scroll with it:  Go to McDonald’s for a Whopper, watch some lost Doctor Who and prepare for Star Wars Celebration 2019 in Chicago. How do you listen to music in 2018? We’re going to discuss it next week. In two weeks we are going to share our list of our favorite things of 2018. What was your favorite movie, book, and news story of the year? Send us a message and we’ll use it on the show.  

Show Notes: http://bit.ly/tms121118

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