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Can life lessons we learn from movies prepare us for the end of civilization? Is Harry Potter the new Star Wars? Has modern science fiction lost its way? Are housewives ruining American television? Explore these questions and many others with Sean Gilbert, Brooks Robinson and Greg Starks in TV Ate My Dinner, the podcast that brings you the finest in opiniontainment when it comes to movies, TV and media issues. It could also mean the difference between living and dying if you ever find yourself staring down the business end of a zombie bite, so this is one show you can't afford to miss!
TV Ate My Dinner:  Episode Nineteen

Who are the unsung talents languishing in relative obscurity while millionaire entertainers are going on strike?  The boys talk about web sensations like Odd Todd and Homestarrunner.com (featuring Strongbad, Trogdor and Teen Girl Squad).  Are there internet treasures waiting to be tapped by mainstream media?  And what will it take for Hollywood to see that?

Direct download: TAMD_Ep_19_Web_Talent.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:17pm EST

TV Ate My Dinner:  Episode Eighteen WRITER'S STRIKE!  The boys talk about the repercussions of the ongoing writer's strike and the impact it could have on quality television when the only shows left on the air are American Idol and I Love New York.  Also a bit of talk on Die Hard and its brutal body count of slain security guards.  As always, a dead-on laser focus discussion of relevant entertainment issues.
Direct download: TAMD_Ep_18_Writers_Strike.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:11pm EST

TV Ate My Dinner:  The Last Generation

What are the movies that define a generation?  What movies defined yours?  The boys discuss this and how John Wayne and Star Wars represent the time in which they were made.  How does the Atari generation compare to the Halo generation?  What's the Breakfast Club for the modern age?  Listen and find out!

Direct download: TAMD_Ep_17_Generations.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:41pm EST

TV Ate My Dinner:  Episode Sixteen

TVAMD:  The Jump the Shark Edition!  The boys discuss shows like Happy Days and their famous Jump the Shark moments.  At what point does a TV show overshoot its premise, lose credibility with its audience or lose its mind altogether?

Direct download: TAMD_Episode_16_Shark_Jumping.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:18am EST

TV Ate My Dinner:  Episode Fifteen

The boys jabber about movies gone wrong, the wisdom of the continued Terminator franchise, and some stuff they've seen that they actually liked.  Also, weird adventures in movie theaters...

Bonus Feature:  Learn how you can play the Kicking & Screaming game with your friends!  Are you a Max or a Chet?

Direct download: TAMD_Episode_15_Terminator_Show.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:29pm EST

TV Ate My Dinner:  Episoded Fourteen Brooks and Sean look at the interesting film career of visionary director George Lucas, excluding his 800 pound gorillas - Star Wars & Indiana Jones.  Where was his film career going before Star Wars came along, and where might it have gone if it never had?
Direct download: TAMD_Episode_14_Lucas.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:00pm EST

TV Ate My Dinner:  Episode Thirteen In today's short attention span society, are thirty second commerical spots the new entertainment?  The boys discuss it, along with classics like Burger King ads, the Geico cavemen and their weird TV show spinoff, the many incarnations of Max Headroom and whether Sonic ads are funny or just annoying.
Direct download: TVAMD_13.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:16pm EST

TV Ate My Dinner: Episode 12

The boys discuss movies that suck (mostly, anyway).  They trek into the vast wasteland of vampire movies, deconstructing where exactly the original undead lost their teeth and what it will take to get them back.

Direct download: TAMD_Episode_12_Vampires.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:32pm EST

TV Ate My Dinner:  Episode 11 As the undisputed unequivocal authorities on what is empirically funny, Brooks and Sean discuss oft overlooked comedies like Wes Anderson's Bottle Rocket and Noah Baumbach's Kicking & Screaming.  They also discuss sleeper classics like Office Space and the Big Lebowski, what it takes to be funny and why so many movies aren't.
Direct download: TVAMD11final.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:53pm EST

TV Ate My Dinner minisode:  The Host In this scaled-down TVAMD minisode, Brooks and Sean review the monster flick The Host and talk a little about where horror movies are going, and how movies like Evil Dead may have taken their cue from the 60's experimental movie The Equinox:  Journey Into the Supernatural.  We cover a lot of ground in 12 minutes, folks...
Direct download: TVAMD_H.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:25pm EST

TV Ate My Dinner:  Episode 11 As promised, the boys return to the 80's with this tribute to the Power Anthems of classics like Karate Kid, Rocky & Footloose!  If it set the scene for losers doing pullups so they could stand up to town toughs, then we'll cover it here!  Just record this show and play it every time you work out.  Or if you don't work out, then just listen to this show once and develop a six-pack montage-style!
Direct download: TAMD_Episode_10_Action_Rock.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:35pm EST

TV Ate My Dinner: Episode Nine The guys tackle the very guy-like subject of movie beatdowns, tough one liners, and other macho moments.  They also share some personal tough guy stories (all from Greg...interesting...)
Direct download: TAMD_Ep_09_Beat_Downs.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:14pm EST

TV Ate My Dinner:  Episode Eight Now that remakes are the new sequels, the boys tackle what movies should be reimagined (ever heard of Vally of Gwangi or Champions of Justice?), the direction giant monkey movies should be headed in, and what went wrong with the Rob Zombie Halloween remake.  There's also a couple of movies that maybe never should be remade.  Or maybe sooner or later they'll all get remade.  Who knows?
Direct download: Ep_08_Remakes_mixdown_final.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:09pm EST

TV Ate My Dinner:  Episode Seven

The inevitable 80's retrospective is here!  The guys go over classic 80's movies like Blade Runner, Aliens, and Back to the Future.  1987 alone gave us Predator, Robocop and Evil Dead 2.  What a decade for cool flicks.

Direct download: TVAMD_7vbr.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:51pm EST

TV Ate My Dinner: Episode 6 Safety & survival tips you can get from watching movies and playing games.  The adventuring skills you picked up playing Dungeons & Dragons and watching Indiana Jones may just come in handy in your real life.  We also discuss the awesome precision and durability of booby trap technology, as evidenced in movies like The Goonies.  You'd be amazed what you can accomplish with a couple of ropes and a really big rock.
Direct download: TVAMD_6-80kbps.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:35pm EST

TV Ate My Dinner: Dolph vs. Arnold Dolph vs. Arnold:  Separated at birth?  You Dolph-fans should be pleased at this impromptu Dolph Lundgren tribute which contrasts the careers of the Masters of the Universe star and Predator macho man Arnold Schwarzenegger.  Who's the bigger action star?  You decide...
Direct download: TAMD_Ep_D_.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:25pm EST

From the WWGC archives comes a beautifully bizarre Dark Crazy bonus feature.  This is part of our ongoing Radio Rescue Project, so we present this offbeat radio play that we did not produce.  We just found it.  So we give it to you, world.  Enjoy.
Direct download: IJep1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:38am EST

TV Ate My Dinner's Survival Guide to the End of the World!

You cannot deny the undeniable coolness of Episode Z!

Sean and Brooks take time from sharing their views on movies and television to prepare you, the listener, for mankind's inevitable fall to the growing zombie menace.  This is one episode you can't afford to miss!

Direct download: Tv_Ate_My_Dinner_Episode_Z.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:42pm EST

TV Ate My Dinner 05:  8-25-07 The guys bring the truth when they uncover the secret conspiracies veiled in SciFi.  Were the Smurfs communist?  Did Star Trek have a secret socialist agenda?  Was Gandalf magical or did he just have awesome weed?  We may never know the answers to these questions.  But we're gonna do our best to crack this nut before the night is through.  So the real question is:  Can you handle it?  Are you ready for this much truth? 
Direct download: ep_5_mixdown_final_NEW.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:18pm EST

TV Ate My Dinner:  The Spoiler Edition The boys tackle all things twisty, from Twilight Zone to the Sixth Sense.  If someone dies in the first five minutes or the hero turns out to be the killer, or the whole thing turns out to be a dream, you're gonna hear about it here.  If you're not up to speed on your thrill-kill suspense films, you might want to sit this one out.  All secrets are revealed...
Direct download: TV_Ate_My_Dinner_Episode_Spoiler.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:22pm EST

TV Ate My Dinner 04:  08-11-07 Sean and Brooks trek deep into Sci Fi country to explore the show that started it all.  What separates the original Star Trek from its spin-offs and countless imitators?  Where did science fiction lose its way?  And can the new Trek film set it right by bringing back Kirk and Spock?
Direct download: TVAMD4final.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:23pm EST

TV Ate My Dinner 03:  8-04-07 Sean and Brooks discuss the Simpsons Movie and the newest Harry Potter, also what makes Potter such a cultural phenomenon and what drives Cuba Gooding's unfortunate career decisions...
Direct download: Tv_Ate_My_Dinner_Episode_3_08-04-2007.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:22pm EST

TV Ate My Dinner 02: 7-28-07 Brooks & Sean talk about important life lessons you can learn from watching horror movies.  There are also a few lessons horror filmmakers can learn about their craft and the expectations of their audience.
Direct download: TAMD_Episode_2.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:20am EST

TV Ate My Dinner 01: 7-21-07 Sean Gilbert, Greg Starks, and Brooks Robinson talk about movies, TV and media issues.  In this first episode we cover the Transformers movie, the new JJ Abrahms project, the success of TV shows like Heroes and the unfortunate demise of Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.  There is also some talk about how housewives are ruining American television.
Direct download: TAMD_Episode_001.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:04am EST

Tales from the Inn of the Broken Sword The Inn of the Broken Sword is a tavern that travels from place to place, wherever there are stories to tell.  And if you should wander in, you won't be leaving without telling yours...
Direct download: tales01.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:54pm EST

The Dark Crazy:  Episode Four The Dark Crazy gets real with some straight talk about image obsessed attention freaks.  What did Lenny Kravitz or Audrey Hepburn ever do to me?  Nothin', but that's beside the point.  I'll tackle Playboy, Maxim and Victoria's Secret for their collective role in making the world feel ugly and making it harder for me to get served in bars.  Pluse some new music, too.
Direct download: dark_crazy_ep04.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:12am EST

This Week in Angst: CW Edition In the latest edition of This Week in Angst, Sean explores the impact of the WB's demise on 30 year old men who watch TV shows about 17 year old girls.  Also covered is the death of the OC, the future of One Tree Hill, the failing Fox formula of fast-paced thrillers like 24 and the rise of Heroes.  And what's with the guy on Prisonbreak?  He's a super-genius, but he has to have a tattoo to remember where he parked his car?  And what happened to Studio 60 on the Sunset strip?  No one is safe this time around.
Direct download: angst3-10-07_copy_1.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:03am EST

This Week in Angst Sean returns to rambling about TV shows, abandoning the bones left behind by the late WB and targeting bigger game.  No more Gilmore Girls, no more One Tree Hilll, no more OC.  This time around it's about Fox thrillers like PrisonBreak and why a guy who needs to get a tattoo to remember where he left his car is considered a genius.  Now it's about why 24 is losing ground to NBC's Heroes, and shows about how networks should set a higher standard for their shows (like Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip) are never gonna be long for this world.  And a little about Smallville, too.
Direct download: angst3-10-07.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:42pm EST