Archive for the 'Academy Awards' Category

The latest stats, info and how to protect yourself from the Coronavirus. The 92nd Academy Awards and the steep ratings decline; Quentin Tarantino still can't get a Best Director award and The Irishman gets 10 nominations but no awards.

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After a month away, the podcast returns.

A new book on Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin: All the Albums, All the Songs - Expanded Edition looks at every song on every Led Zeppelin album. The Fall Movie Preview begins, one movie at a time; this week: Creed II. R.I.P. Burt Reynolds and goodbye to the short-lived new Oscar category, "Most Popular." New music from old guys: Steve Perry and Paul McCartney. And September is Happy Cat Month!

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A solo mini-episode: quick takes on the Oscars/Price Waterhouse debacle, the great marketing for Moonlight, Neil Diamond on tour!, and the greatest "coming of age" story - a tragicomedic deflowering tale.

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Mel returns for the first time in 2017! Mel & Steve disect new year's goals or lack thereof, realize that several new TV series are more interesting than the Oscars, and the Juggaloes star in Weird News.  

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