The Untenable Podcast, Solo Cast: The Punished

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The one with all the guns.
In this week’s solo cast, Jay talks about his reactions to Netflix’s The Punisher, starring Jon Bernthal as tormented Marine Recon veteran, Frank Castle.

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The Untenable Podcast, Mixtape #16: Existential Quantum Despair

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The one with mechanical quantums.

In this week’s mixtape episode, Mike and Jay revisit the mechanics of Quantum Leap, the value of both Mortal Kombat and Streetfighter  movie adaptations, and how time is portrayed in 11.22.63.

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Intro song:  “On Me” – Lil Yachty, Young Thug

Song #2: “Falls on Me” – Fuel

Song #3: “Trouble” – Cage the Elephant

Outro song: “Despair [acoustic]” – Yeah Yeah Yeahs

 

Episodes mixed:

Ep. 79: Spoilers –  Kennedy Dies

Ep. 81: The Broadstrokes

31 Days of Horror: Ghostwatch

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Dir. Lesley Manning (1992)

I had heard a lot of mixed things about Ghostwatch, some good and some not so good. Luckily for me, I feel that it fell right down the middle. It was a clever set up of a “live” ghost hunting special on the BBC, with call-ins and an onsite specialist to help with the proceedings. There were some nice genre twists, and since it is a progenitor of the “found footage” genre and even the mockumentary, there was a lot of room for play. Some good narrative twists, and the revelation of what has happened, a sense of being duped on several levels, created a fun and somewhat unsettling ending. Pleasantly surprised.

What I really enjoy about this is that after the fact, I can enjoy the fact that this had a little bit of the “War of the Worlds Effect” in that so many people flooded the actual BBC call centers with concerns that Ghostwatch was (and may still be) banned by the BBC. There is a 20 plus year follow up retrospective actual documentary about the phenomenon that I would love to get my hands on. Because I have a not-so-veiled love for both the mockumentary and found footage genres, this one hit that sweetspot for me. This also has a fun tone that I enjoyed with another cult mockumentary, WNUF Halloween Special.

The Untenable Podcast, Mixtape #14: Tap-dancing on Lawns in Service of the King

The one with the wayback machine set to full throttle.

In this week’s episode, Mike and Jay visit some reactions to movies and nitpick shopping habits and nightmare apocalyptic scenarios.

 

Intro song: “Here He Come ft. Doughboy”  Ice Cube

Song #2:  “Lowlife” Future ft. The Weekend

Outro song: “XO Tour Lif3” Lil Uzi Vert

 

Episodes Mixed:

Minicast , Bonus Episode 2: In Service of the Kingsmen: Secret Service

Ep. 22: The All New ‘Get Off My Lawn-cast with Mike and Jay’

 

The Untenable Podcast: Untenably Classic, Episode 98

The one across the universe and the stranger of things.

In this week’s episode, Mike and Jay bring you back to a simpler time in July 2016, when we first met the stranger of things in genre and gaming that summer.

 

Intro song: “Across the Universe” Kurt Cobain  Outro song: “Across the Universe” David Bowie

 

Original episode: The Untenable Podcast, Episode 98:The Strangest of Things We Are

Untenable Podcast, Mixtape #10: One of US

The one with the special message.

In this week’s episode, a new mixtape revisits a time of concern and questioning amidst social unrest.

 

Intro song:  “3 Libras” A Perfect Circle

Song 2: “Years Go By” The Devlins

Outro song: “Wasting Time” Collective Soul

Episode mixed: 94.5

The Untenable Podcast, Episode 121: Journey of a Thousand Yawns SPOILERS

The one with the white privilege in the game.

In this week’s episode, Mike and Jay make heads or tails of Mike’s journey through the poorly structured world of Horizon Zero Dawn, and Jay meanders and makes false equivalencies during the flawed but decent season finale of The Walking Dead.

Intro song: “It’s Over Now” Alice in Chains Unplugged   Outro song: “The Killer is Me” Alice in Chains Unplugged