Michael Jackson’s Bad

March 12, 2019

Special Intro: The Thinking Man’s Sex Symbol -- Monique Parent   

Film at 11: Captain Marvel (2019)  

Book IT: Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future (2014) by Peter Theil and Blake Masters

Scroll with It: We lost some good people this week. We remember Luke Perry, King Kong Bundy, Marshall Brodien, Jan-Michael Vincent, and Chicago TARDIS maven, Jennifer Adams Kelley. They will all be dearly missed.  

Show Notes: http://bit.ly/tms31219

Wrestling with Unauthorized Bread (w/ Tony Whitt)

March 5, 2019

Special Intro: Bill Corbett from Rifftrax and Mystery Science Theater 3000   

Film at 11: Fighting with My Family (2019)  

Book IT: Tony Whitt joins us to discuss author Cory Doctorow’s latest novella, Unauthorized Bread (2019)  

Scroll with It: The Rifftrax 2019 Kickstarter is here! Pledge as little as a dollar and get up to 10 hilarious shorts as a reward for your support.  

Show Notes: http://bit.ly/tms3519

Discussing Who? (with James Goss)

February 26, 2019

Special Intro: Ian McNeice -- Winston Churchill from Doctor Who  

Film at 11: Sing Street (2016)  

Book IT: Author James Goss joins us to discuss his longtime relationship with Doctor Who and his three successful adaptations of Douglas Adams’ Doctor Who storytelling along with Tom Baker’s brand new book Doctor Who: Scratchman.  

Show Notes: http://bit.ly/tms22619

Pregaming for the Oscars (with Kyle Hickman and Dane Mychal)

February 19, 2019

Special Intro: Jonathan Frakes -- Will Riker from Star Trek  

Film at 11: Alita: Battle Angel (2019)  

Scroll with it: We line up our picks for the 2019 Academy Awards with our guests, movie expert Kyle Hickman, and Oscarologist Dane Mychal. What are your favorites?  

Show Notes: http://bit.ly/tms21919

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

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

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

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

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

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