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The Cartoons That Made Us Gay: Jem & The Holograms

2022-01-13T18:08:15+00:00January 10th, 2022|

“The Bands Break Up” (September 28, 1987) We’re not *quite* ready yet to swing into regular production, so we’re tossing up an episode of our Patreon-only bonus podcast, The Cartoons That Made Us Gay, onto the main feed. It’s the Jem and the Holograms episode that is titled “The Bands [...]

Thomas Downing & Oyster History

2022-01-08T20:15:19+00:00January 5th, 2022|

He revolutionized the oyster bar - but his other, secret, work was more important. Listen to Smart Mouth: iTunes • Google Podcasts • Stitcher • Spotify • RadioPublic • TuneIn • Libsyn Check out all our episodes so far here. If you like, pledge a buck or two on Patreon. Smart Mouth newsletter Smart Mouth IG Useful Smart Mouth merch! Use code shipshiphooray! for free shipping. Related episode: [...]

Apples & the Downfall of the Red Delicious

2021-12-31T03:10:03+00:00December 29th, 2021|

Even the farmers say the Red Delicious is a bad fruit. Listen to Smart Mouth: iTunes • Google Podcasts • Stitcher • Spotify • RadioPublic • TuneIn • Libsyn Check out all our episodes so far here. If you like, pledge a buck or two on Patreon. Smart Mouth newsletter Smart Mouth IG Useful Smart Mouth merch! Use code shipshiphooray! for free shipping. Sources: Purdue University (PDF) Washington [...]

Paul Lynde: ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas with Melissa Peterman

2021-12-31T03:13:29+00:00December 24th, 2021|

Earlier this year, Monday Afternoon Movie gifted you faithful listeners with the Paul Lynde Halloween Special, which has surely enriched your lives forever. Now, we are celebrating Christmas with yet another Paul Lynde special — one even less remembered and perhaps even less good: ’TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, which aired [...]

Totally Trans Talks All in the Family and Beverly Lasalle

2021-12-30T18:50:30+00:00December 21st, 2021|

Special presentation! The Totally Trans podcast is covering the All in the Family character of Beverly LaSalle in a three part series this week because it marks a pairing of trans representation on a sitcom with the Christmas season. In an effort to promote this in-depth look at All in the Family, [...]

The UFO Incident with Scott Philbrook

2021-12-21T02:54:27+00:00December 21st, 2021|

Sam started this podcast to celebrate how bonkers made-for-TV movies could be back in the day, but this episode, about 1975’s THE UFO INCIDENT, requires a different approach. In short, this movie is good. Starring two Academy Award-winners — James Earl Jones and Grandma Bev herself, Estelle Parsons — THE UFO [...]

Why Are U.S. School Lunches Like This?

2021-12-16T21:43:55+00:00December 15th, 2021|

School-provided lunches have existed in the US for about 130 years, if you count the early days when private welfare groups handled the gig. School lunches have never been paused since they started, but the impetus for providing them has varied widely. (And they're the reason "white people food is bland" [...]

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