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DanEngler

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  1. DanEngler

    Sunrise

    Heads up: Amy & Paul called an audible and they'll be covering Rear Window on this week's episode.
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    Upcoming Episodes

    Heads up: Amy & Paul called an audible and they'll be covering Rear Window on this week's episode.
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    Episode 226 - Body of Evidence: LIVE!

    According to Paul, "Episodes are released for the most part in the order they were recorded. You will get it. Eventually." They usually don't even respond in cases where they've decided to shelve the episode, e.g. Swordfish.
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    Non-political alternative to HDTGM?

    As the person charged with cleaning up the mess when real trolls show up here, OP's criticism of the show is pretty mild. HDTGM has unquestionably gotten more political since 2016, going so far as to publish minisodes about June's book and an interview with a local politician. I skipped those, not because they don't align with my politics—I'm an atheist feminist who would be delighted by either a Warren (sigh) or Sanders presidency—but because my podcast time is increasingly rare these days and I can barely keep up with the main episodes, let alone side missions. When this thread was started, I hoped it would be met with the stony silence it deserves and then forgotten, since it doesn't violate any of the stated forum rules or warrant deletion. Some of the responses are getting close, though.
  5. Paul was talking about the Richmond Anthology of Music, created by Earwolf producer Josh Richmond. He also set up the @RAMAnthology Twitter account to automatically tweet excerpts every day.
  6. I can't remember whether it was on an episode or her social media but, when listeners raised this issue a few years ago, June released a statement that essentially said "I am honored that you all care and are speaking up on my behalf but everything's fine!" June has only grown in her power since then, and definitely knows how to shut people down with devastating precision when necessary. I get the feeling that tight editing and the lack of body language sometimes make the live shows seem more frenetic than they really are.
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    Monster F*ck

    You can watch Paul's reaction to the most recent performance for yourself. (Spoiler alert: you're wrong.)
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    Starship Invasions (1977)

    Please don't post links to unauthorized streaming copies of movies. We know Paul & Co. are gunshy about movies involving people they work with/may work with some day (to the point of shelving already-recorded episodes) so I don't want to give anyone ammo to say "Not only are you trashing my movie but your official forum tells people where to steal it!" Hence the blanket prohibition on links. Thank you!
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    Star Wars

    If it's any consolation, Lauren Lapkus and Nicole Byer are recording a podcast where they watch all the Star Wars movies for the first time.
  10. I just added a Spoiler option to the text editor toolbar. Just select the part of your post you wish to obscure and click the button that looks like an eye.
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    Episode 49 - Jack Black

    They posted it on the Team Coco YouTube channel.
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    Episode 226.5 - Minisode 226.5

    Programming note: Earwolf is migrating its files to a new hosting service and, as a result, every HDTGM episode is currently available for download. If you want to save them before they once again disappear behind the paywall, now would be a good time. You can plug the new feed URL into an RSS reader or see this set of direct links to every mainline (i.e. non-minisode/rerelease/bonus) episode:
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    The Grapes of Wrath

    I had the same realization, especially once the jalopy breaks down as they approach the government camp and they're forced to coast it the last mile!
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    Which episode of comedy bang bang was it

    #503 Reese's Feces.
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    The Godfather Pt. II

    Paul & Amy say buona sera to 1974’s epic mobster sequel The Godfather Pt. II! They analyze Robert De Niro’s Sicilian, learn which US president loved the film, and ask if this sequel really covers territory not covered by the first film. Plus: Tom Santopietro, author of The Godfather Effect, talk about how the Godfather films have affected the Italian-American community. For The Grapes Of Wrath week, tell us about your experience with unions! Call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824 with your answer. Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info at unspooledpod.com and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. Photo credit: Kim Troxall This episode is brought to you by Villains (www.parcast.com/VILLAINS).
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    American Graffiti

    More than anything, watching this reinforced my belief that all of George Lucas's great successes were thanks to someone preventing him from shooting himself in the foot. Left to his own devices, he makes dumb decisions like tacking on the tone-deaf epilogue. Coppola script-doctored American Graffiti, Marcia Lucas's steady hand rescued A New Hope from incomprehensible gibberish, and Irvin Kershner prevented the Star Wars franchise from CFIT. Ditto Spielberg and Indiana Jones. As far as coming-of-age tales go, American Graffiti feels like the promise that the future once held in my youth, whereas The Last Picture Show feels like the grim reality I should have expected. I rated both of them 4/5 stars on Letterboxd. Breaking Away isn't on the AFI list yet it sits at the exact midpoint between them.
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    Some Like It Hot

    Amy & Paul get cookin’ with 1959’s Billy Wilder gender-bending comedy Some Like It Hot! They learn why the film’s final line was controversial, ask if films about cross-dressing still need to be made, and dive into Marilyn Monroe’s troubled history with Hollywood. Plus: Mira Sorvino discusses getting into Marilyn’s head to star in “Norma Jean & Marilyn.” What sort of American Graffiti would you draw? Call the Unspooled voicemail line at 747-666-5824 with your answer! Follow us on Twitter @Unspooled, get more info at unspooledpod.com and don’t forget to rate, review & subscribe to us on Apple Podcasts. Photo credit: Kim Troxall
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    Some Like It Hot

    Wow, those are so good that I worry I'd travel all the way to Belgium only to discover they were photoshopped!
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    Some Like It Hot

    You say this and all I can picture is something like comedian/podcaster Erin McGathy's Julie Andrews tattoo.
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    Some Like It Hot

    I watched Some Like It Hot without knowing about any behind-the-scenes drama and I was taken aback by how great Marilyn's performance was. Not "coaxed into competence by a brilliant man-director and clever editing" great, not "playing a silly caricature like in All About Eve", but instead fully-realized humanity on display. And, for the first time, I understand the Marilyn Monroe mythos/fell in love with her a little. In comparison, Jack Lemmon is not nearly as sympathetic as he is in The Apartment (which I adore) and Tony Curtis is a straight-up dick (ahem, "cad") through most of the film. I was also surprised by how modern the movie feels. There were a handful of jokes that would have an edge to them even in 2019, so it was pretty astonishing to see them in a 1959 comedy. Twiddling my own personal bass fiddle, it was nice to finally learn the origins of the sample from this Lovage track:
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    Why is literal theft being lauded?

    You posted this once in General Podcasting and I let it ride. Then you started spamming multiple unrelated forums with this same message (and apparently emailing it to Earwolf staff) and I was forced to clean up your mess. If you can't engage respectfully, I recommend moving on.
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    EPISODE #223 - Disclosure (1994)

    They should be available everywhere. I'm honestly torn between wanting to use the hedgehog for its intended purpose and ONLY using hedgehogs from now on.
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    EPISODE #223 - Disclosure (1994)

    After considering many options for a symbol of "friendly encouragement about thorny issues", I've added a new reaction type that I hope everyone will find suitable.
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