Untenable Podcast, MiniSode: Reaction Cast for Parks and Rec Series Finale


In this MiniSode, Jay reacts to the series finale of an office space comedy with a comedy pedigree that television may not see for a long time. As usual, Jay makes this all about him and he rambles on about his experiences with Parks and Recreation, from its humble and shaky beginning to its creatively satisfying closure.



The Untenable Podcast, Episode 29: Spoilers For a 23-year old Movie

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“I Don’t Wanna Be a Downer, But….”

In this week’s episode, Mike and Jay talk about the passing of a comic, writer, and television producer, Harris Wittels. They also talk Parks and Rec and the winding down of the series. The conversation also goes into discussing SNL 40 and some of the behind the scenes gossip, specifically the reveal that Eddie Murphy was set to come back in a sketch that might have broken the Internet. There is also a lament at the possibilities of the ill-fated Beverly Hills Cop television show, as it was to be run by Shawn Ryan, the creator and showrunner on many quality shows. The two also react to the news that District 9 and Chappie filmmaker Neill Blomkamp is signed to helm the new Alien movie, scheduled to follow Prometheus 2. More Marvel Cinematic Universe talk abounds this week as well, and then some new game talk. Mike talks of his disappointment in Ryse; disappointment might not be the word he’s looking for, perhaps it’s underwhelming. He also talks about his excitement for The Order: 1886and his frustration with how some gaming journalists seem to single out certain games with less than creative or constructive criticism.



The Untenable Podcast, Episode 28: Juniper Descending II: The Art of Meh

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“Come on, FLAMES!”

In this week’s conclusion to  last week’s first part episode, Mike and Jay discuss the idea of the Golden Age of Television concept that has been bandied about lately. They also discuss viewing habits and media of film and television. Podcasts also enter the fray and several are discussed,including Jay Mohr’s Mohr Stories and Bret Easton Ellis’s The Bret Easton Ellis PodcastThey then meander into discussions of social injustices and such.

And yes, due to Jay’s incompetence with setting up the microphone, it seems as if he and Mike are speaking to each other from across the room, and not across the table as they recorded. Please excuse his incompetence for this episode and the last.




Untenable Podcast MiniSode, Bonus Episode 2: In Service of Kingsman: Secret Service


In this Bonus Episode, Mike and a special, time-traveling guest rave about Matthew Vaughn’s newest film,  Kingsman: Secret Service.


The Untenable Podcast, Episode 27: Juniper Descending

“You can write this shit, George, but you can’t say it…”


In this week’s episode, Mike and Jay take a scattered trip down a convoluted lane littered with discussions about the Wachowskis and some of their work, including The Matrix, Speed Racer, and Jupiter Ascending. Jay also gives his undercooked reaction to Darren Aronofsky’s biblical fantasy epic, Noah. The discussion then abruptly ends with a slight defense of the controversial fantasy show, Lost.

*NOTE* This is a two-episode arc with next week seeing the conclusion of the discussion.


Unsustainable MiniSode 1: In Defense of The Paranormal Activity Films


So, Mike and Jay have created yet another  spin-off series of SoundCloud exclusive MiniSodes, this time they are solo acts where Mike or Jay will separately defend an unpopular opinion about a certain topic or piece of media.

In this first Unustainable MiniSode, Jay defends the Paranormal Activity series of movies and brings in his personal experiences as a part of his defense. Ramblings be ahead.


The Untenable Podcast, Episode 26: The Delicate Nose Palate Dilemma


“What’s X-Men: Apocalypse?”

In this week’s episode, an episode recorded over Skype, done so in order to overcome scheduling conflicts, Mike and Jay yet again push their own technological skills. This episode also offers a selection of topics, from Mike’s appreciation of YA dystopian movies, Hunger Games over Divergent. They also make a non-fuss over the casting of the new Ghostbusters reboot, talk about the new X-Men: Apocalypse casting, the new InterstellarFantastic Four reboot trailer, and the oddity of Jupiter Ascending. Jay offers his contrarian opinions about gelatinous meat cubes, pork chops and his delicate nose palate; and more importantly Jay waxes philosophical about David Ayer’s work and the importance of his emerging genre presence. They round out the episode with rumination about the end of Parks and Rec, Cougar Town, and Mad Men…and then the two dissipate into conspiratorial oblivion – yet still find the time to praise Justified.