Listen to ‘Gobbledygeek’ Episode 234, “Capitalism, Uh…Finds a Way (feat. Kenn Edwards)”

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Gobbledygeek episode 234, “Capitalism, Uh, Finds a Way (feat. Kenn Edwards),” is available for listening or download right here, and on iTunes here.

Don’t you just hate how amusement parks jack up prices during the summer season? I mean, $12 for a Slurpee? Not to mention the lines and the waiting and the heat and the crowds don’t get me started on the crowds and OH GOD WE’RE ALL GOING TO DIE! Jurassic World is the only park on Earth where you’re more likely to get bitten by a pterosaur than a mosquito, so of course the thing’s been up and running for 20 years with nary an incident. At least that’s the premise of Colin Trevorrow’s Jurassic Park sequel, which finds Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, and her heels on the run from all manner of prehistoric beasts. Paul and AJ, joined by Kenn Edwards of So Let’s Get to the Point, discuss the film’s logic or lack thereof, how it plays into the Buzzfeed-ification of our culture, its surprising similarities to Gremlins 2, and what it has to say about big corporate sequels. Plus, AJ’s not dead.

Next: I am he as you are he as you are me and we are all together. The Deli Counter of Justice co-editor Eric Sipple joins the boys to talk Netflix’s new series Sense8.

(Show notes for “Capitalism, Uh, Finds a Way.”)

Listen to Episode 151, “Hell Is Other Gremlins”

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Gobbledygeek episode 151, “Hell Is Other Gremlins,” is available for listening or download right here, and on iTunes here.

Did you know that Paul and AJ sometimes disagree on things? It’s true! They’ve kind of sort of made a career out of it, albeit one where no one pays them anything. The only reward they earn is the mutual corrosion of their souls. Continuing in that time-tested tradition, AJ invited Paul to revisit Gremlins 2: The New Batch, a film AJ contests is one of the most underrated sequels ever. It’s also one Paul hated when he saw it in theaters 23 years ago. Has his opinion changed?

Next: more corrosion of the soul, perhaps featuring guests.

(Show notes for “Hell Is Other Gremlins.”)