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    TAWK Rewind: TAWK-112 Episode 13

    Hey there, folks!

    Crosstawk's taking the week off, so we'll be treating you to another re-release of the show that started it all, TAWK-112. On this episode, Karl, Jon, Casper and Tyler discuss Batman 3, James Bond, Bruno and bring it home with a discussion on what movies ought to be released under the Criterion Collection.

    And when you're done listening, be sure to check out Thoroughly Manly Musicals, a site-exclusive video show from Stan Ferguson. With each iteration, Stan's going to be breaking down the good and the bad of a specific film, starting with Episode 1 on RENT. It's a fantastic show, so you don't want to miss it.

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    See you next week!



    Introducing: Thoroughly Manly Musicals

    So I'm extremely psyched to show off the latest addition to the Crosstawk family: Stan Ferguson's Thoroughly Manly Musicals. With each iteration, Stan's going to be tackling a different outing in musical theater, be it good or bad. With the introductory episode, the topic of discussion's going to be RENT, directed by Chris Columbus, adapted from the stage play by Jonathan Larson.

    Enough of me squaking, though - let's get to the show:


    Box Office Poison: Episode 2

    Box Office Poison returns!

    Mike Sklens couldn't make recording this month, but Karl, Jonny, Evan and Stan are back with tons of movies to discuss, from recent releases like Scott Pilgrim and The Kids Are All Right to classics like F For Fake and Twenty-Four Eyes to not-so-great outings like Across the Universe and Rent.

    In our second segment, our Movie of the Month for August is the infamous Caligula. Will the gang like the movie as much as Jonny does? You'll have to listen in to find out!

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    Rough Draught: Episode 3

    Ahoy-hoy, folks.

    For this month's edition of Rough Draught, Mike Sklens unfortunately couldn't make it, but Jon and I are both back to rock your skulls with some brand new beers. Here's what you're in for:

    1. Sam Adams Black Lager

    2. Terrapin Gamma Ray

    3. Victory Golden Monkey

    4. Kasteel Donker

    5. Coney Island Human Blockhead Tough as Nails Lager

    So now that you know the beers, check out the show to hear the tastings!

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    TAWK Rewind: TAWK-112 Episode 16

    Hey there, folks!

    Sorry for the late update this week. I just got back from a trip to New York / Philadelphia / New Jersey, and I haven't had much time to put anything together. I also know I promised "something special" this week, but that also unfortunately fell through.

    Never fear, though! This week you'll have another window into the past via the show that started it all, TAWK-112. Numbers have shown that you guys love this stuff, so feel free to dig right in. This week Karl, Jon, Casper, Jesse and guest star Logan discuss the early rumblings of the recent Predators movie, the worst remakes and sequels and get an email from a very special listener.

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    Check it Out: Track Rep

    Hey folks,

    So Antonio Siqueira, who you'll all remember from his guest spot on Rough Draught: Episode 2, just started up a new blog about hip hop called Track Rep. You should definitely head on over. Antonio's gonna be providing links to what he's listening to and what you ought to be immersing yourself in.'s all about our family, and Antonio's Track Rep is absolutely a part of it, so this isn't something you wanna miss!


    TAWK Rewind: TAWK-112 Episode 15's taking the week off (again), but we'd never leave you hanging, so here's another classic from the show that started it all: TAWK-112. On this episode, Karl, Jon, Casper, Jesse, Matt and Phillip discuss vinyl sales being way up, give their first thoughts on the upcoming Green Lantern movie, review Observe & Report (which had just come out when Episode 15 was recorded) and bring it home with their Top 5 Guilty Pleasures.

    Oddly enough, the first few minutes of the show are dedicated to addressing technical difficulties, which would end up being the death of the show. On a lighter side, we finally got that website going! is what would've been, so in a way, we kept our promise.

    Come back next week for something special!

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    TAWK Rewind: TAWK-112 Episode 11

    With no new episodes to release this week, now's as good a time as ever to start re-releasing the best episodes of the podcast that inspired Crosstawk, TAWK-112. In it, Karl Castaneda hosts a panel consisting of his roommates (and regular co-hosts) Jon Rind, Michael Casper and Phillip Snyder, in addition to frequent guest stars like Tyler Craig and Jesse Laier. In Episode 11, the gang discusses the possibility of real-life mutants, a bunch of comics talk, and the Top 5 Things From Our Childhood That Are Still Awesome (aka '90s fuckyeah).

    Enjoy, and see you next week!


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    As Promised: The RSS Feed

    As I said a while back, a podcast RSS feed has been in the works, and as of today, we've got one. It'll still be about a week before the show's visible in iTunes (it usually takes a while to get through their verification process), but if you'd like, to can plug the RSS feed right into your media player of choice (be it iTunes or otherwise):

    Furthermore, episodes from here on out will be hosted at rather than Squarespace. What this means for you is that in addition to direct download links, future episode posts will also have an embedded flash player.

    Also, for those of you with iPhones, iPod Touches and iPads, a App is on the way - it should be downloadable within the next week or so.

    As always, check back for updates on upcoming happenings!


    Introducing: Box Office Poison

    Ahoy there, folks.

    So I'm really proud to present the latest addition to the family of podcasts: Box Office Poison. Each month, the crew and I will talk about what we've been seeing lately and then transition into a Movie of the Month, where one of us will pick a classic (or not-so-classic) gem for the whole group to watch.

    So who's on the show? Besides myself, we've got Mike Sklens (Rough Draught, formerly of Radio Free Nintendo), Jonathan Metts (Radio Free Nintendo), Evan Burchfield (formerly of Radio Free Nintendo) and Stan Ferguson (formerly of Radio Free Nintendo, God's Favorite Podcast). As for the Movie of the Month, it was Evan's pick, so we all took the time to watch North by Northwest, directed by the one-and-only Alfred Hitchcock.

    Aside from NXNW, you can also look forward to some Inception talk, The Red Shoes, Whatever Happened to Baby Jane and many others.

    Dig in, everyone, and see you next month!


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