The Untenable Podcast, Episode 138: Watching the Throne


The one with the tribes.

In this week’s shorter than usual episode, Mike and Jay take a roadie to see Marvel’s Black Panther and talk about their initial thoughts of the movie.


The Untenable Podcast, Episode 137: Force Yoga Across the Universe


The one with breaking down the beats.

In this week’s episode, Mike and Jay primarily talk about their Last Jedi opinions on the backlash and their own feelings about the experience, as well as some talk about current state of television.

The Untenable Podcast, Episode 135: The City at the Edge of F***s

trek discovery

The one with speculations about speculations.

In this week’s new episode, Mike and Jay talk iterations of Star Trek: Mike’s reactions to CBS Prime’s new show, Star Trek Discovery and his shared reactions to news of Quentin Tarantino’s involvement in another Trek movie; and of course, speculations about their own reactions to Star Wars The Last Jedi.


Intro song: “The God That Failed” Metallica   Outro song: “God Given” Nine Inch Nails

The Untenable Podcast, Episode 133: Ragnarok’n in the USA


The one with the unnecessary pacing.

In this week’s episode, Mike and Jay share their reactions to Thor Ragnarok, Stranger Things, Season 2, and share some insights about gaming and the need to apply overly contextual readings about the games’ contents.


Intro song: “Planet Sakaar” Mark Mothersbaugh
Outro song: “Eulogy” Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein

The Untenable Podcast, SoloCast: 31 Days of Horror Review

The one with the horrific rambling.

In this week’s solocast, Jay talks about some of his favorites from his list of 31 horror movies posted to the blog during October.


Intro song: “Heathens” twenty one pilots

Outro song: “The Sky is a Neighborhood” Foo Fighters


31 Days of Horror: A Dark Song


Dir. Liam Gavin  (2016)

I had recently heard so many good things about this movie that I was very hesitant to watch A Dark Song. But I will say that I was initially gripped by the idea of a woman hiring an occultist to help her summon an angel, her guardian angel, to help her right a wrong in her life. Compelling performances and what seems to be a thorough presentation of occult rituals and the importance of intent and purity when pursuing such endeavors.

The strongest elements of this movie are the atmosphere and believability to the occult practices. The discussions of sleep deprivation, dehydration, and other naturally occurring bodily functions playing such a role in the occult is something not often seen in such narratives. The occult is a science when practiced. There is mathematics, scientific applications, and observation, and experimentation involved in the practices. This movie shows the moving parts of an occultic working, something along the lines of what Aleister Crowley probably would have done. And the depictions of the mental breakdown that can occur during a summoning seems relatively realistic, considering what is happening. Overall, I was very impressed and unnerved during most of the movie, enjoying every moment.