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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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    Thursday
    Apr092015

    Box Office Poison: Episode 104

    BOP's back and ready to party! Jon and Stan couldn't make it, so it was up to Karl, Mike and Jonny to bring the good stuff, and bring it they did! This episode features discussion on While We're Young, Kumiko the Treasure Hunter, Spring, Batman vs Robin, Song of the Sea, Going Clear and more! Then, in the second segment, the gang tackles such hard hitting questions as whether or not they'd want to sit in an empty theater and why we like to pick apart sci-fi flicks.

    Have a question or comment of your own for the boys to answer? Let us know via email (crosstawk@gmail.com), Twitter (@crosstawk) or in the comments section on the site.

    And come on back in two weeks when we discuss Jonny's pick for Movie of the Month, The Invention of Lying!

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    Tuesday
    Apr072015

    Syndicated - Twin Peaks Part 3

    We've reached the end of our odyssey. Through 30 episodes we've laughed, we've cried, we've screamed, and we've scratched our heads. 

    Andy, Luke and Nathan come back for a third and final discussion to wrap up the second season of Twin Peaks, covering episodes 14 to the bitter end.  After that, we discuss the theoretical (and apparently now very unlikely) 2016 Showtime revival of the series, and our impression of the series as a whole.  

    Thanks for coming along on this adventure.  It's been wild.  Next up on Syndicated, we'll discuss season six of Mad Men.

    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

    Tuesday
    Mar312015

    Syndicated - Twin Peaks Part 2

    Diane, it's been two weeks since I checked in about Syndicated, a podcast for the lapsed viewer, by the lapsed viewer.  Things got pretty intense in the interim; we found out about a mysterious black lodge, and the killer of one Laura Palmer became apparent.  I think things are just starting to get interesting.

    Andy, Luke and Nathan check in once again on Twin Peaks, this time for the first half of season two. It's a shorter episode, getting us caught up on what's happened since the cliffhanger of season one, and expressing some concern about what's next.

    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

    Friday
    Mar272015

    BOX OFFICE POISON: EPISODE 103

    Hey folks! On this episode of BOP, Karl and the Jons are joined by NWR's Alex Culafi to talk about It Follows, Rich Hill, Chappie, Buzzard, a very spoilery discussion of Predestination, and more! Then in our second segment we cover Jon's pick for Movie of the Month: Happiness!

    Have something you want the guys to talk about on the show? Send in your listener mail to crosstawk@gmail.com or to Twitter (@crosstawk) and be sure to head over to iTunes and leave us a review. We'll see you in two weeks!

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    Sunday
    Mar222015

    A Thousand Words - Episode Two: The Little Mermaid

    Jessica, Ron, and Stan return to discuss the famed Thomas Kinkade painting, The Little Mermaid.  We discuss the medium used by the "Painter of Light," as well as thematic use of candy coloring.  We ponder the distinct lack of Ursula and The Chef and how they relate to Jaw 4 and Deep Space 9.  
    Be sure to listen, look, taste, and be touched as we go further than any other comedy podcast into the world of art and art things.
    Wednesday
    Mar182015

    Syndicated - Twin Peaks Part 1

    Diane, I've loaded up a new podcast called "Syndicated".  It's a show where the hosts just ramble on about old TV shows.  They call it the "TV Podcast for the Lasped Viewer" but can never decide if it's a good tagline or not. Between you and me, I think it's a damn fine description. 

    Join Nathan, Luke and Andy as they take a trip to Twin Peaks, a town with murder, coffee, and a lady who carries a log. In this first episode, we'll discuss the first season, and then follow up with a two-part discussion of season two in the weeks that follow.
    Follow us on twitter at @SyndicatedPod and email us your thoughts at syndicatedpodcast@gmail.com!

     

    Monday
    Mar162015

    Discover Music Project: Episode 66

    We're excited to present a long-awaited and highly-requested episode for Dave Matthews Band! This enduringly popular, yet slightly underground ensemble defies categories and brings an incredible energy to their music that keeps fans coming back for concert after concert. It's tough to represent such a legacy in just a ouple of hours, but we relish the challenge. Jonny and Stan run through just a sample of great songs, including a couple of live tracks, covering everything from the band's first EP to the latest hit album. If you've never quite been able to get into Dave Matthews Band, this show might push you over the edge! Here's the set list:

    1. #41 (Crash)
    2. I'll Back You Up (Remember Two Things)
    3. Hello Again (Live Trax 2)
    4. Bartender (Busted Stuff)
    5. Say Goodbye (Crash)
    6. Don't Drink the Water (Live at Mile High Music Festival)
    7. The Stone (Before These Crowded Streets)
    8. Jimi Thing (Under the Table and Dreaming)
    9. Drunken Soldier (Away from the World)

    Encore:
    Prince & The Revolution - "Purple Rain" (Purple Rain)

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    Friday
    Mar132015

    BOX OFFICE POISON: EPISODE 102

    Hey people! On this episode of BOP, Stan and Jon couldn't make it so Karl, Jonny, and Mike get together to talk about Chappie, Predestination, Road Hard, 50 Shades of Grey, and more! Then in the second segment the guys tear into a new batch of your listener mail and go over Spiderman's entry into the MCU, film school, what it means to "chew the scenery", Girlhood, and a few more thoughts on Boogie Nights.

    If you have anything you want us to talk about be sure to send it over to crosstawk@gmail.com or get at us on Twitter (@crosstawk) and then head over to Itunes and leave a review. Join us again in two weeks when we'll be discussing Jon's Movie of the Month, Happiness! See ya then!

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