Episode 140: Elboned (Nobody Likes A Clown At Midnight: Livestream 12/21/18)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 140: Elboned (Nobody Likes A Clown At Midnight: Livestream 12/21/18)

Hey, everyone! Remember back in December when we did a livestream? Did you miss that livestream? Well, you’re in luck, because here is the best hour of that very, very long experiment.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed and our merch store at https://www.cafepress.com/unabashedlyobsessed.

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Episode 133: A New Hollywood Chris (2018 In Books)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 133: A New Hollywood Chris (2018 In Books)

Hey, everyone! We discovered a new Hollywood Chris this week! And Erin issues Pete Wentz an apology! And James’s voice threatens to give out on him completely! And we do our annual recap of the books we read this year!

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed and our merch store at https://www.cafepress.com/unabashedlyobsessed.

Episode 127: THanksgiving 2, Week 1: Hi Again, Caitlin! (“The Green Mile”)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 127: THanksgiving 2, Week 1: Hi Again, Caitlin! (“The Green Mile”)

Hey, everyone! Who here likes a nice clean segue? I hope you all do, because boy do we have one for you. We transition this week from All Hallows’ Steve into THanksgiving 2: Electric Hanksaloo (the jury is still out on which of us came up with that, but we both agree it is a bad name and we don’t know why we’re still using it), and we are joined once again by friend of the podcast and former guest Caitlin Kunkel to talk about The Green Mile, that unique piece of media that straddles the fence between Stephen King’s yard and Tom Hanks’s yard so beautifully.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed and our merch store at https://www.cafepress.com/unabashedlyobsessed.

Episode 125: All Hallows’ Steve Week 3: All About Rips (“The Langoliers”)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 125: All Hallows’ Steve Week 3: All About Rips (“The Langoliers”)

Hey, everyone! This week Erin made (“made”) James read what is possibly her most favorite Stephen King book, “The Langoliers”–a book in which time travel is not what you might think, and a man sleeps in the back of a plane for absolutely no reason that we can figure out.

Stick around after the ending credits for the new trailer for Kids on Bikes!

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed and our merch store at https://www.cafepress.com/unabashedlyobsessed.

Episode 123: All Hallows’ Steve, Week 1: Flaming Arms (“Mr. Mercedes”)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 123: All Hallows’ Steve, Week 1: Flaming Arms (“Mr. Mercedes”)

Hey, everyone! It’s the first episode of October, which we have decided this year to dub All Hallow’s Steve–that’s right, it’s a whole month of all Stephen King, all the time. (“How is that different from your normal material?” you may ask. It just is, okay? This month is ALL Stephen King. No Anna Kendrick or time travel or anything.) (That’s a blatant lie, we are absolutely going to talk about at least one of those things at least twice this month.)

But this week we tackle 2017’s AT&T production for DirecTV “Mr. Mercedes”. It’s a less-Kingian story (so far) that most people would expect, but that’s only because they haven’t gotten to the last book of the trilogy yet. It stars Brendan Gleeson’s delightful Irish accent, Mary Louise Parker, and a suuuuuuper messed up mother-son relationship that doesn’t involve either of those characters at all. Also, if you’re feeling frisky, go ahead and make a drinking game out of all the times Erin says “good-looking dude”, because she was even annoying herself with that one during editing.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed and our merch store at https://www.cafepress.com/unabashedlyobsessed.

Episode 121: Everead Day/Evereel Day (“Every Day” Book and Movie SPECIAL COMBO EPISODE!)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 121: Everead Day/Evereel Day (“Every Day” Book and Movie SPECIAL COMBO EPISODE!)

Hey, everyone! Thanks for your patience last week as we dealt with some technical difficulties.

This week we are doing a special two-episode combo episode, where we take what we were going to talk about last week (the book “Every Day” by David Levithan) and what we were going to talk about this week (the movie “Every Day”, based on the book by David Levithan) and also add in some special BONUS CONTENT (the book “Another Day” by–you guessed it–David Levithan, which is the sequel to “Every Day”) and mash them all together in a lovely discussion casserole.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed and our merch store at https://www.cafepress.com/unabashedlyobsessed.

Episode 115: Zombie Pennies (“Pet Sematary”)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 115: Zombie Pennies (“Pet Sematary”)

Hey, everyone! Welcome to Auguest, the month where we have all guest episodes! Except, uh, this week, when we were SUPPOSED to have a guest episode but we had to publish it early due to unforeseen circumstances, so just pretend that three weeks ago you listened to this episode, and that now you’re listening to “Hi, Bill!” It’s like time travel! But possibly more complicated.

You know what else is complicated? Reanimating dead loved ones using an ancient Native American burial ground. (I am so good at segues!) This week we’re talking about Stephen King’s Pet Sematary (affiliate link), which is beautifully written and utterly horrifying.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed and our merch store at https://www.cafepress.com/unabashedlyobsessed.

Episode 112: Hi, Bill! (Stuff We Like [But Didn’t Expect To])

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 112: Hi, Bill! (Stuff We Like [But Didn’t Expect To])

Hey, everyone! This week we are joined by Bill from The Great Albums podcast, to chat about things we really like that we didn’t initially expect to like. Topics include music, books, music, TV, music, and of course music.

We recorded this one a little bit ago so we don’t mention the 2PodsADay campaign we are participating in this month, but you should go check out their Twitter and see if your new favorite podcast is waiting for you to discover it!

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed and our merch store at https://www.cafepress.com/unabashedlyobsessed.

Episode 106: (AN: STOP FLAMIGNG PREPZ!!111) (“My Immortal”)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 106: (AN: STOP FLAMIGNG PREPZ!!111) (“My Immortal”)

Hey, ever1! Dis week we read “My Immortal”, da Harry Potter fanfic dat’s supposably da wurst fanfic ever ritten. If u dont liek it ur a prep! Our brainz r broke now. We r gunna go cry tears of blood and shop at Hot Topic 2 make ourselvs feel bettr (cuz we’re goffik geddit).

Morticiana (dat’s Erin, she changed her name and moved to Slitherin when she bcame a vampire) is wearing white foundation and lots of black eyeliner, and black lipstick, and red eyeshadow. She has on a black leather dress with lots of corset stuff on the front and back, with purple and red tulle sticking out under da skirt, black leggings with skulls on den, high black platform boots, and also her gothic black hair has red and purple streaks in it. Demon (dat’s James, he also is a vampire but he was in Slithern to begin wif) has on a black t-shirt dat says “MCR 666” on it, and black jeans with lots of safety pins and stuff in them, and combat boots, and also he’s wearing almost as much eyeliner as Morticiana but not lipstick. His hair is also died (get it cuz we’re goffik) black and is all spiky.

Fangz to Jamie Chahine 4 our theme song, “Did You Guys Know Dere Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) 4 our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel! Alos fangz 2 Raven ur da best gurl and fangz 4 finding my sweter!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed and our merch store (it’s not as cool as Hot Topic but it’s still pretty gud) at https://www.cafepress.com/unabashedlyobsessed.

Episode 101: Smells Like Reading(s) (Potpourri, Vol. 3)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 101: Smells Like Reading(s) (Potpourri, Vol. 3)

Hey, everyone! Join us this week as we dive headfirst into reading! James starts a book club (but don’t hold him to it)! Erin busts out her tarot cards (she’s very bad at it)! We talk about Stephen King (who’s surprised?)!

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed and our merch store at https://www.cafepress.com/unabashedlyobsessed.

Episode 93: Ferry Thrillers (Thrillers and Treasure Hunting)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 93: Ferry Thrillers (Thrillers and Treasure Hunting)

Hey, everyone! Remember that time John Green wrote a book about a boy and his crush searching for a lost object throughout time? No? Well, that’s because it hasn’t been written. YET. But boy, does James wish it existed. Meanwhile, Erin is over there, just reading every book she can get her hands on about British women on public transportation, witnessing or experiencing something bad. That book has definitely been written. Like, 15 times over at least, with probably a good 12 more to come this year. And she will read it every. single. time.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed and our merch store at https://www.cafepress.com/unabashedlyobsessed.

Episode 90: Bitter, Horny Disappointment (“Romeo and/or Juliet”)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 90: Bitter, Horny Disappointment (“Romeo and/or Juliet”)

Hey, everyone! This week, we sat down for TWO. HOURS. and read you guys a Choosable Path book. Two hours is a bonkers long episode even for us, so we decided to cut it in half, and y’all can look forward to the Juliet portion of this book in a future episode. (But, like, the distant future. Not next week. We have plans for next week.) (We have plans for next MONTH, too.) (In that episode, you will find out what Erin is talking about when she says in this episode that she sounds like Yolo Brewski.)

Did this episode make you want to read the book? Buy it here! (We get a very, very small kickback from purchases made through this link.)

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed.

Episode 87: How Can Someone So Good At Naming Cats Be So Bad At Naming Anything Else? (“The Door Into Summer”)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 87: How Can Someone So Good At Naming Cats Be So Bad At Naming Anything Else? (“The Door Into Summer”)

Hey, everyone! It’s Week 3 of Time Travel Month and we took a break from watching movies to read a book! Well, James read a book. So please enjoy James telling Erin all about a book she didn’t read! No office-supply pantomimes this time, (un?)fortunately, because this one actually sort of made sense. It’s not without its problems, but we solved those, don’t worry. We are nothing if not excellent problem-solvers.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed.

Episode 84: It’s Not ALL Stephen King (2017 In Books)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 84: It’s Not ALL Stephen King (2017 In Books)

Hey, everyone! It’s the end of the year, and that means it’s time for us to talk about some books we read! As 2017 wraps up, we wish you all the happiest of new years, and hope that 2018 is good to each and every one of you.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed.

Episode 83: Free Dylan! (“American Vandal”)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 83: Free Dylan! (“American Vandal”)

Hey, everyone! We’re still riding the high of PodCon, and also watched a lot of Netflix that weekend because of the cross-country flight, so we are here today to talk to you about that Netflix. After we spend half an hour talking about other Netflix. You know us.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed.

Episode 81: Sharpie Man and Candle Baby (“All You Zombies–“)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 81: Sharpie Man and Candle Baby (“All You Zombies–“)

Hey, everyone! We are at PodCon this week! This episode is a little shorter than normal, and a little weirder, but we think those two things cancel each other out and so this is basically the most normal episode of UFO ever.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed.

Episode 74: Overdudes (Overdue Podcast Live at Fall For the Book)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 74: Overdudes (Overdue Podcast Live at Fall For the Book)

Hey, everyone! Last weekend we saw Craig and Andrew from Overdue Podcast live at the Fall For the Book Festival, and enjoyed the show so much we went right to the car with our little field recording mic to tell you all about how great it was. So apologies for the less-than-perfect sound, but I think you’ll find that even when we sound a bit grittier, we’re still our normal delightful selves.

Purchase a copy of “Beauty and the Beast”, the book the boys discussed, here and we’ll get a few deadly pennies from that transaction thanks to the Amazon Associates program.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can now find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed.

 

Episode 73: Caution: Spoilers Ahead (“Gwendy’s Button Box”)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 73: Caution: Spoilers Ahead (“Gwendy’s Button Box”)

Hey, everyone! This week we read Gwendy’s Button Box, by Stephen King and Richard Chizmar. We also read some short stories by Mr. Chizmar so we’d have any idea what we were talking about when it came to what parts of the story were King-ian versus Chizmar-ian. We spoil a lot of stuff in this one, so if you have plans to read Gwendy, maybe do it before you listen (it’s a short book, we’ll wait).

The interview we reference can be found here.

Purchase a copy of “Gwendy’s Button Box” here and we’ll get a few deadly pennies from that transaction thanks to the Amazon Associates program.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can now find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed.

Episode 70: Hi, Chad! (“IT”: The Movie: The Second Adaptation of the Book by Stephen King)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 70: Hi, Chad! (“IT”: The Movie: The Second Adaptation of the Book by Stephen King)

Hey, everyone! This week, our good buddy and friend of the show Chad (hi, Chad!) joins us to discuss last week’s first-ever UFO Meetup and the movie we saw for it, “IT”: The Movie: The Second Adaptation of the Book by Stephen King. (Incidentally, happy birthday to said Mr. King, who turned 70 today, Thursday, September 21, which is the day I am writing this because I am ahead of the game.)

Spoilers abound in this one for the movie, and there is a point at which we tell you if you don’t want a spoiler for the book/the second part of the movie (which will be released in like a million years), to skip ahead 30 seconds. It’s really more like 15 seconds. For once, we OVERestimated how long we would talk about a thing instead of underestimating by about 43 minutes.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can now find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed. (Chad has promised to sign up at the $5/month level as soon as someone else does, which will put us at 5 $5 patrons and will trigger the giveaway function of that level, so if you’ve been thinking about doing that, you’re guaranteed a giveaway upon signing up.)

Episode 68: It’s a Glass Case of Emotion, Not an Outhouse (Childhood Books)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 68: It’s a Glass Case of Emotion, Not an Outhouse (Childhood Books)

Hey, everyone! This week we travel back in time to our own childhoods, where we reminisce about the books that made us who we are today, as well as some real stupid books that we loved anyway (I’m looking at you, Christopher Pike). James was really into survival books, and Erin commits to a bit.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can now find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed

Episode 65: James’s Unpopular Opinion Corner (“Fifty Shades of Grey”)

Episode 64: James’s Unpopular Opinion Corner (“Fifty Shades of Grey”)

Hey, everyone! James watched a movie, and Erin has also seen the movie, so we wanted to talk about the movie! We also discuss potential UFO-themed Halloween costumes, and neither one of us can BELIEVE we forgot Derek and his oil and his gold Speedo and his “doing it”. (Heh. Doing it. There’s a lot of that in the movie James watched, amirite?)

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art. You can now find more of Jamie’s music on his band’s YouTube channel!

You can check out our Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/UnabashedlyObsessed

Episode 59: Bookfore I Fall (“Before I Fall”, Part 1)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 59: Bookfore I Fall (“Before I Fall”, Part 1)

Hey, everyone. This week, we read the 2010 novel “Before I Fall” by Lauren Oliver as the first of a two-part series. The book is basically “Groundhog Day, Teen Edition”, but better (question mark?). It has its problems, sure, but Andie McDowell ain’t one of ’em.

Trigger warning for some discussion of teen death, including suicide.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art.

Episode 50: The End?…Turn To Page 4 (Interactive Fiction)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 50: The End?…Turn To Page 4 (Interactive Fiction)

Hey, everyone!

That’s all I’m going to say, because you should go into this with zero expectations…much like an interactive fiction book.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art.

Episode 49: Hi, Lucy! (13 Reasons Why)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 49: Hi, Lucy! (13 Reasons Why)

Hey, everyone! This week, the amazing Lucy from Midpoint Podcast joins us to discuss the current Netflix phenomenon “13 Reasons Why”. There will be spoilers. Trigger warning: This episode discusses teen suicide and sexual assault, so if that’s not something you’re up for listening to, we understand and will be back next week with something a little lighter.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?” and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our cover art.

Episode 47: Hi, Nar! (Sherlock)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 47: Hi, Nar! (Sherlock)

Hey, everyone! This week we have a special guest, Papa Narwhals from Pokemon Go Radio! Erin has been listening to his show for some time now and tweeting at him incessantly until he responds, and she’s like a stray kitten–he gave her attention and now he can’t get rid of her. Nar joins us this week to discuss BBC’s Sherlock (be prepared for spoilers), but not until after we get him onboard the Stephen King train.

Thanks as always to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?”, and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our logo. You can find Nar on twitter @pgr_papanarwhal.

Episode 45: That Thing The Hammerhead Does (Female Leads and Love Interests)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 45: That Thing The Hammerhead Does (Female Leads and Love Interests)

Hey, everyone! This week we revisit the topic of female leads, particularly in movies. What makes them work or not work? Is Faye from That Thing You Do! a good female love interest, or is she basically just a prop in the story of Guy Patterson’s Rise To Fame?

We also fall down a rabbit hole of bad were-animal erotica. There is no ladder down here, folks. Someone please save us.

Thanks to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?”, as well as to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem) for our most awesome logo.

Episode 41: Slideshow (Recapping Lost Episodes)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 41: Slideshow (Recapping Lost Episodes)

Hey, everyone! We’ve had some audio issues lately, and have lost a couple of really good episodes, so this week we go back and briefly recap those. Think of it like a slideshow, snippets of all the episodes you’ll never get to hear because technology hates us.

Thanks as always to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?”, and to Emily Kardamis (@corruptedgem on Twitter) for our most excellent logo.

Episode 35: Footholds For Your Teeth (“Landline” by Rainbow Rowell)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 35: Footholds For Your Teeth (“Landline” by Rainbow Rowell)

Hey everyone! We read a book! That isn’t by Stephen King! But it does involve time travel. (Even though we are not a time travel podcast.) This week we delve into Rainbow Rowell’s fourth book, “Landline”. What works? What doesn’t? Which character is the worst character, not just in this book but also possibly ever? How, exactly, does one use another person’s dimples as footholds for one’s teeth during a makeout session?

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?”

Episode 34: Happy Brithday, Kiristy Swanson (Books/TV/Movie Adaptations)

Episode 34: Happy Brithday, Kiristy Swanson (Books/TV/Movie Adaptations)

Hey, everyone! Happy 2017! You know what’s great? When they take your favorite book/TV show/movie and turn it into a really good book/TV show/movie. You know what’s not great? When they turn it into a bad one.

Today we talk about the good, the bad, and the ugly adaptations of books to TV, books to movies, movies to TV, movies to books, TV to movies, and everything in between.

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?”

Episode 33: Definitely Not Peen Scene (Favorite Books of 2016)

Episode 33: Definitely Not Peen Scene (Favorite Books of 2016)

Hey, everyone, and welcome to our final episode of 2016! In general, this year should never have happened, but some good things did come out of it: we read some really good books! And some of them weren’t even by Stephen King! Allow us to tell you about them!

Thanks to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?”

Episode 27: Fifteentuplets (Orphan Black)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 27: Fifteentuplets (Orphan Black)

Hey everyone! Today we’re gonna talk to you about Orphan Black, and we’ll do our best to avoid any major end-of-season 4 spoilers (mostly because Erin isn’t caught up yet so she can’t speak to anything after episode 5) but there are some spoilers for the previous seasons. So if you haven’t watched Orphan Black yet, go do that and then listen to this. (Seriously, Orphan Black is really good, go watch it. We’ll wait.) And we also talk about some other stuff including the comic series Saga and Tana French novels, because, well, come on, you’ve listened to us before. We can’t stay on topic for more than a few minutes.

Thanks as always to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?”

Episode 22: Big Important Media (Stephen King at the National Book Festival)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 22: Big Important Media (Stephen King at the National Book Festival)

Hey, everyone! A couple weeks ago James and Erin got media passes to the National Book Festival, where Stephen King was presenting. Tickets to his event were gone in seconds, but we are Big Important Media and we can make things happen! (As long as we hound people obsessively for two straight weeks until they give us what we want just to shut us up.)

You can watch Mr. King’s talk here: https://www.facebook.com/libraryofcongress/videos/10153921112813059/

Thank you to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?”

Episode 17: Canned Tuna Fish and Kirsty Swanson (Britney Spears(?), Music, and (Two Specific) Stephen King Books)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 17: Canned Tuna Fish and Kirsty Swanson (Britney Spears(?), Music, and (Two Specific) Stephen King Books)

Hey everyone! James and Erin have finally figured out what their most marketable skill as podcasters is, and it’s “getting off on tangents not remotely related to the topic they’ve chosen to discuss”. For example, today’s talking points are: Kristy Swanson vs. Kirsty Swanson; canned tuna fish; and music (specifically, Britney Spears music). The topic they are SUPPOSED to be talking about (and eventually get around to) is “Books They Are Currently Reading; Specifically, The Two Stephen King Books They Are Currently Reading.” Enjoy! (Spoiler Warning: There’s discussion of “Rose Madder” and “The Gunslinger”, with some minor spoilers, mostly of the latter.

Thank you as always to Jamie Chahine for our most excellent theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?”

Episode 14: Oh, Jeff Daniels (Harry Potter and MagiQuest)

Unabashedly Obsessed Episode 14: Oh, Jeff Daniels (Harry Potter and MagiQuest)

Hey, everyone! Did you know that Jeff Daniels is actually made of CGI?

This week we talk a lot about Jeff Daniels, who has nothing to do with our actual topic. The iTunes review buzzword is “wand”, and today the F stands for Fluppy Dogs, an obscure 80s cartoon that no one but Erin and some random person with a YouTube account seems to remember existed.

Thanks as always to Jamie Chahine for our theme song, “Did You Guys Know There Was A Ladder Down Here?”