Untenable Podcast, Episode 139: Don’t Call it a Comeback

The one where Jay is on the defensive, and Mike is on the regression.

After another unfortunate hiatus, Mike and Jay return to go political about ABC network’s revival of Roseanne and the associated political firestorm of problematic ideologies, as well as  that attached to the revival of another comedy NBC stalwart, Will and Grace. And of course, Mike catches us up on his gaming adventures.


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, Solo Cast: The Punished


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.

The Untenable Podcast, Mixtape #16: Existential Quantum Despair


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.



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


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’