What Did We Miss?

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Join hosts Tony and Matt as they explore their pop culture blindspots, one podcast at a time.

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Episodes and Blog Entries

  • Purple Rain with Jodie Vinson, Program Manager of What Cheer Writers Club

    Episode  |  September 25th, 2019  |  1 hr 52 mins

    This week we're joined by Jodie Vinson, Program Manager of What Cheer Writers Club, to talk about Purple Rain. We discuss the album, the movie, that Super Bowl half time performance, and the legacy of a truly singular pop star.

  • The X-Files with Brian Raftery, author of Best. Movie. Year. Ever.

    Episode  |  September 11th, 2019  |  1 hr 38 mins

    This week we're joined by Brian Raftery, film writer and author of the book Best. Movie. Year. Ever., which examines the films of 1999 and the cultural conversations we are still having with them 20 years later. We discuss the book, and talk Brian through his first time with The X-Files.

  • Fun Home

    Episode  |  August 28th, 2019  |  59 mins 23 secs

    This week Matt and Tony discuss Alison Bechdel's 2006 award-winning graphic memoir Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic. They delve into comics getting mainstream praise, coming of age and accepting that your parents are complicated people, and representation.

  • A Wizard of Earthsea

    Episode  |  August 14th, 2019  |  1 hr 7 mins

    Having dabbled in the science fiction works of Ursula K. Le Guin, Tony and Matt embark on their first adventure with her powerful and groundbreaking fantasy, A Wizard of Earthsea.

  • Phish w/ Chris Knott of We'z Talkin' Weez' 2 Thee

    Episode  |  July 31st, 2019  |  1 hr 45 mins

    It's easy to have an opinion about Phish without having actually listened to Phish, but Matt and Tony don't want to be those guys anymore. Musician and podcast host Chris Knott guides them as they try to get into everyone's favorite jam band/pop culture punching bag.

  • The Venture Bros.

    Episode  |  July 17th, 2019  |  1 hr 11 mins

    This week Tony and Matt talk through The Venture Bros. an endlessly geeky - and super convoluted - ode to failure, super science, and costumed villainy!

  • Suburbia/Penelope Spheeris

    Episode  |  July 3rd, 2019  |  1 hr 15 mins

    This week, Matt and Tony explore the early, gritty works of Wayne's World director Penelope Spheeris and take a deep dive into 1983's punk drama, Suburbia.

  • BONUS EPISODE: The Unreleased Fantastic Four Movie

    Episode  |  June 26th, 2019  |  1 hr 1 min

    Not all movies are created equal, as we learn this week when we discuss the unreleased 1994 low-budget adaptation of Fantastic Four with the hosts of The Chuck and Brad Podcast, Chuck Staton and Brad Rohrer

  • Silver Age Fantastic Four

    Episode  |  June 19th, 2019  |  58 mins 25 secs

    It's clobberin' time! This week Matt schools Tony on vintage Fantastic Four as they discuss Stan Lee and Jack Kirby's dysfunctional super hero family, Silver Surfer, and Galactus.

  • Pet Sematary

    Episode  |  June 5th, 2019  |  1 hr 18 mins

    Sometimes READ is better. Tony and Matt used the remake of Pet Sematary to return to the source: Stephen King's haunting 1983 novel about a grieving family, a dark secret in the woods, and one spooky cat.

  • Show Notes: Metal Gear Solid

    Article  |  May 22nd, 2019
    By Tony Pacitti
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    Tony dusts off his PlayStation for Matt's first time playing Metal Gear Solid.

  • Metal Gear Solid

    Episode  |  May 22nd, 2019  |  1 hr 12 mins
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    Tony dusts off his PlayStation for Matt's first time playing Metal Gear Solid.

  • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

    Episode  |  May 8th, 2019  |  1 hr 23 mins

    Matt and Tony follow the yellow brick road to the world's introduction to Dorothy, Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion: 1900's novel the Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

  • MINI EPISODE: The Infinity Gauntlet

    Episode  |  May 1st, 2019  |  33 mins 53 secs

    Warning: Here be spoilers! Matt and Tony ride those sweet, sweet superhero coattails and use the release of Avengers: Endgame to finally read Marvel's 1991 event comic: The Infinity Gauntlet.

  • Taxi

    Episode  |  April 24th, 2019  |  1 hr 52 mins
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    This week, Matt and Tony hail a cab back to the late '70s to talk about the classic sitcom that launched some amazing careers: Taxi.

  • Show Notes: Taxi

    Article  |  April 22nd, 2019
    By Tony Pacitti
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    Notes, links, and thoughts on the classic sitcom, Taxi