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    Thursday
    May212015

    Syndicated - Mad Men Series Finale

    We're taking a break from our standard format to cover a single episode; the May 17, 2015 series finale of Mad Men: "Person to Person".

    Andy, Luke, and Nathan are joined by Kelly to talk about our thoughts, theories, and reactions to the episode, the final episode of one of our favorite shows of all time.  

    As promised before, we'll be back next time with our take on Orange is the New Black, a Netflix exclusive. Look for that epsiode in a few weeks.  In the meantime, send us an email or a tweet.

    The other big news is that Syndicated now has it's own dedicated podcast feed.  You can continue to find us on the standard Crosstawk feed, but we are also now available as a stand-alone podcast.  You can subscribe using this feed: http://www.crosstawk.com/storage/syndicated.xml or searching for Syndicated in the podcast player of your choice.

    Follow us on Twitter at @SyndicatedPod and send us listener email to syndicatedpodcast@gmail.com.

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    Previous TV shows covered:

    Friday Night Lights
    Veronica Mars
    Fringe
    House of Cards 
    Derek
    Chuck
    Arrow
    Heroes
    Alias
    Twin Peaks 
    Mad Men

    Tuesday
    May192015

    Rough Draught: Beyond the Pale Ale

     

    We're coming right up on Memorial Day, which means it's time for the crew of Box Office Poison to meet up for our annual "Cross Con," in which we drink, we eat and we generally go a little nuts while keeping the mic on for your listening pleasure. And to continue last year's tradition, we've held the episode of Rough Draught for a full year, now debuting it just before we get together and record the next episode.
    This time, we grabbed mostly beers brewed in the Midwest, which was appropriate, since we were all in Chicago to enjoy the City of Broad Shoulders. This included:
    - 5 Rabbit Huitzi
    - Solemn Oath Wreckage Master
    - Deschutes Class of '88
    - Lagunitas Sucks (Brown Shugga Replacement Ale)
    - Revolution Deep Woods Series: Straight Jacket Barleywine
    Have a question for us to answer on the next episode of Rough Draught? Let us know via email (crosstawk@gmail.com), Twitter (@crosstawk) or in the comments section on the site. After all, you'll only have to wait a year!
    Thanks for listening!
    Sunday
    May172015

    A Thousand Words - Episode Six: Stone Age

    Jessica, Ron, and Stan will rock you with Stone Age by Victor M. Vasnetsov. They're gonna go back in time to see how this painting is a prototype of The Justice League, to learn the proper defense against bears, and, in the end, they'll tie it up in a pretty little Communist bow.

    Don't miss this episode, or you'll answer to the KGB.

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    Friday
    May082015

    BOX OFFICE POISON: EPISODE 106

    Box Office Poison is back with a new episode that is short on voices but packed with movies. Karl, Jon, and Stan get together to discuss Avengers: Age of Ultron, Adult Beginners, Furious 7, The Graduate, and more! Then in the second segment we get into another new batch of your listener mail covering watching movies drunk, foreign film markets, who our favorite reviewer on BOP is, and more!

    The next episode will be recorded in Nashville where all of us will be together to watch movies, have a few laughs, watch Stan's pick for Movie of the Month (The Good, The Bad, and The Weird), and make regretful life decisions so be sure to join us for that! See you soon!

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    Wednesday
    May062015

    Syndicated - Mad Men Season 7 (2014)

    It's here... the beginning of the end. Mad Men draws to a close in just two more weeks, but we're giving it a proper eulogy by covering Season 7 (Part One) of the beloved AMC drama.

    Join Andy, Neal, Nathan and Luke as they discuss season 7.1 of Mad Men.  There will be spoilers aplenty for the first six seasons of the show, so if you're not all caught up, you might want to save this epiosde for later.

    Now that we've given Mad Men the send-off it so rightly deserves, we will be moving onto something a little different: the Netflix exclusive Orange is the New Black.  Stay tuned!

    Follow us on Twitter at @SyndicatedPod and send us listener email to syndicatedpodcast@gmail.com.

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    Previous TV shows covered:

    Friday Night Lights
    Veronica Mars
    Fringe
    House of Cards 
    Derek
    Chuck
    Arrow
    Heroes
    Alias
    Twin Peaks 

    Sunday
    May032015

    A Thousand Words - Episode Five: The Chessplayers

    The Thousand Words crew is back and ready to play! Join them as they match wits with artist Lucas van Leyden's painting The Chessplayers.

    In this conversation, Stan indulges in his fruit fetish, Jessica admires Steve Guttenberg, and Ron reveals the shocking twist ending to The Chessplayers. This is one episode you can't miss!

    Neither are the other four.

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    Tuesday
    Apr282015

    Syndicated - Mad Men Season 6

    We've finally broken tradition; rather than cover the beginning of this modern TV classic, we've decided to cover the ending.  Right now as we post this, Mad Men is mid-run through their final seven-episode run, and to celebrate we're covering the 1.5 seasons that came immediately prior.

    Join Andy, Neal, Nathan and Luke as they discuss season 6 of Mad Men.  There will be spoilers aplenty for the first five seasons of the show, so if you're not all caught up, you might want to save this epiosde for later.

    Come back next week when we cover Season 7.1, the batch of seven episodes that aired in 2014.

    Follow us on Twitter at @SyndicatedPod and send us listener email to syndicatedpodcast@gmail.com.

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    Previous TV shows covered:

    Friday Night Lights
    Veronica Mars
    Fringe
    House of Cards 
    Derek
    Chuck
    Arrow
    Heroes
    Alias
    Twin Peaks 

    Friday
    Apr242015

    BOX OFFICE POISON: EPISODE 105


    A new episode of Box Office Poison is here and we've got a crap-ton of movies to talk about! Karl, Jonny, Jon, and Stan have all been watching a lot of stuff, new and old, and they fit it all into a huge first segment where they cover Ex-Machina, I, Origins, Lucy, Furious 7, The Wrecking Crew, and more! Then in the second segment we go over Jonny's pick for Movie of the Month, Ricky Gervais' The Invention of Lying!

    Next episode we'll get into another batch of your listener mail so be sure to send anything you want to crosstawk@gmail.com or to Twitter (@crosstawk) and then head on over to iTunes and leave a review. We'll see you again in two weeks!

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    Sunday
    Apr192015

    A Thousand Words - Episode Four: Punchy Laser Words

    Editor's Note: In this episode, Mike Mayhew's Star Trek vs. Doctor Who is discussed.  Unfortunately, at the time of recording the actual title was unknown to the hosts, so it is referred to as Untitled through most of the episode.  Also, the coloring was done by artist Rain Beredo.

    How do Jane Austen and the WWE relate to Star Trek and Doctor Who? Not much, but--in the most off-topic episode of A Thousand Words, yet--Jessica, Ron, and Stan find a way.  Join them as they return to do glorious battle alongside Kirk, Spock, the Doctor, and the Scarlet Witch.

    Along the way, Stan shows concern for the lives of purple people, Ron plugs his very favorite episode of Black Mirror, and Jessica gives an impassioned defense of the Space Hippies episode of Star Trek.  And in the end we go on a frutiful and poignant discussion about nicknames we've had.

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    Monday
    Apr132015

    A Thousand Words - Episode Three: Reading the News


    After an agonizing delay, A Thousand Words returns! This time Jessica, Ron, and Stan tackle Reading the News by artist Richard Staunton Cahill. But first we begin with an apology and we don't stop apologizing. 

    Other topics deftly handled in this episode include the potato famine, poverty, and report cards. And, as usual, we end with our own grading of the painting.

    Also, we now have an email address:  AThousandWordsPodcast(at)gmail.com. Send us your thoughts, art, or both! We look forward to interacting with our audience and wish to hear from you. And don't forget to rate this podcast, and all other Crosstawk podcasts on the iTunes application! 

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