In the first episode of 2015, Leland and Paul stare into their scrying orbs and offer their cultural predictions for the New Year. They also talk shop about fiction writing, heap praise upon Emily St. John Mandel’s Station Eleven, express apocalypse fatigue, chat more about race and Hollywood, discuss forgotten-yet-classic episodes of the Twilight Zone, and much more. (more…)
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In this impromptu, off-the-cuff, and lightly edited holiday episode of EGAD!, Leland and Paul ostensibly discuss our favorite comfort media that we turn to in times of sickness or year end. Including: Mystery Science Theater 3000, Airplane!, comedy specials and albums new and old (Chris Rock, Maria Bamford, Wyatt Cenac, David Cross, Chelsea Handler, Eddie Murphy’s RAW, etc.), and much more. Featuring holiday classics performed by Twisted Sister and Lita Ford, Skid Row, and Porn Orchard pretending to be Peter Murphy and Tom Waits!
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In the inaugural episode of EGAD!, Leland and Paul chat about Spike Jonze’s HER: the film, how its vision of artificial intelligence compares to other fictional, real, and hypothetical AI’s, foul-mouthed chatbots, and they imagine if George Saunders or Rod Serling had punched up the film’s script. SPOILERS if you haven’t seen the movie yet. Also, swears. (more…)