Ep. 16 – The 2016 Emmy Awards

This week, we’ve got a full hour on the 2016 Emmy Awards, and we’re pretty thrilled to be speaking about all the television we love so much. The ceremony will be broadcast on September 18, 2016 on ABC, and we are excited to see who takes home the big prizes (and many of the small prizes as well). If you want to hear more of our preliminary thoughts on the nominations (we did a segment on them back in our Ghostbusters episode) check that out here. In the first half of this episode, we talk a little about the function of the Emmys, especially in the glorious age of Peak TV that we are happy to be living in. We talk about the curious case of the Lauren Graham Rule and what it did (and didn’t do) for underdog nominees. Both Jeff and I have reservations about Jimmy Kimmel as this year’s host, and fingers are crossed that he will bring a different style of humour than that evidenced on either The Man Show, or Win Ben Stein’s Money, our super-current reference points for his work.

2016 Emmy Awards

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Ep. 9 – Beyoncé’s Lemonade

This week, we’re diving into Beyoncé’s world-changing visual album/way of life LEMONADE. Jeff and I are thrilled to be joined once again by guest panelist (and noted Beyoncé scholar) Taryn Cheal. Disclaimers first: we speak about “Beyoncé” and “Jay-Z” in the context of the work, and we are primarily talking about them as characters in […]

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