The ThingPod crew survived the No Retreat, No Surrender watch along and live to tell the tale! In this episode, we recap the Golden Globes shenanigans, discuss the genius of Dave Chappelle on the heels of his Mark Twain prize acceptance, and tend to a mixed bag of Things of the Week.
Finally, for the Thing of the Week (and maybe year?) we dive deep on the brilliant, Lovecraftian madness that is David Eggers instant classic “The Lighthouse”. How long have we been on this pod…Five weeks…Two days…Where are we? Tune in and help us to recollect, ya sea dogs!
Happy 2020 ThingamaBobs! The New Year is all about setting goals, making resolutions, and committing to improvement. With that in mind, we take on the, uh, inspirational ’80s Karate Classic “No Retreat, No Surrender!” Watch along with us as we provide our reactions and commentary to what Matt claims was The Thing in his formative years (which, to be fair, explains a lot). By actually finishing this early Jean Claude Van Damme clunker, we prove that there truly is “No Retreat, No Surrender!”
Just when you thought you were out, they pull you back in! The ThingPod boys are back for one more episode of 2019. They cover a wild week of Things Just In. From Eddie Murphy back on SNL to the quick and dirty on Netflix’s The Witcher, to a whole cornucopia of podcasts about everything from Godfather 2 to the possibility of another American Civil War?!
Finally, our wayward Wookies hop back into the Millennium Falcon one last time to recap the Thing of the Week; Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. They discuss their reactions, fanboy out, and finally say goodbye to Star Wars aka “Peak Thing.”
Eric and Matt put a bow on 2019 with a round-up of some Things Just In, take a look ahead to the most anticipated Things of 2020, and take a look back at the 2019 HBO phenomenon that was Damon Lindelof’s Watchmen. So buckle in, watch out for flying shrimp, and close out the year with the ThingPod crew!