Show Notes for Episode 338, “Break a Few Easter Eggs”


  • Intro / Banter (00:00 – 25:57)
  • Ready Player One NON-SPOILER (25:57 – 1:09:08)
  • Ready Player One SPOILERS (1:09:08 – 2:02:05)
  • Outro / Next Week (2:02:05 – 2:05:14)


  1. Episode 96 – “Talking Turkey: Ernest Cline”
  2. Steven Spielberg finds fun, and maybe even a soul, in the pandering pastiche of ‘Ready Player One’by A.A. Dowd, The A.V. Club
  3. “‘Ready Player One’ Doesn’t Understand the Importance of Pop Culture” by M. Arbeiter, Nerdist
  4. “‘Ready Player One’s virtual world is unrealistically utopian” by Eric Weiss, Polygon
  5. “‘Ready Player One’ Has a Major Problem Hiding in Plain Sight” by Beth Elderkin, io9
  6. “‘Ready Player One’ Spoiler Review: This is Steven Spielberg’s Worst Movie” by Chris Evangelista, Slashfilm
  7. “Steven Spielberg Made Ready Player One Work in Spite of Itself” by Germaine Lussier, io9
  8. “Let’s Talk About the Most Interesting Scene in ‘Ready Player One’” by Josh Spiegel, Slashfilm
  9. “SXSW FILM FESTIVAL 2018: ‘Ready Player One’” by Brian Tallerico,
  10. “22 Differences Between the ‘Ready Player One’ Book and Movie” by Josh Jackson, Paste
  11. “‘Ready Player One’: 16 Key Differences Between the Bestselling Book and Steven Spielberg’s New Movie” by Kate Erbland, IndieWire
  12. “14 Big Differences Between The Ready Player One Book And Movie” by Dirk Libbey, CinemaBlend
  13. “Ready Player One’s Comic Book Easter Eggs” by Brandon Staley, CBR


  1. “Easter Egg Hunt Song” by Bright Little Ones (2015)
  2. “1985” by Bowling For Soup, A Hangover You Don’t Deserve (2004)