1106, 2024

Nick D - TV Talk w/Dan Fienberg, Pranks, and the Glory Days of MTV

Nick's guest on this episode is TV critic Dan Fienberg from The Hollywood Reporter. They discuss the new HBO documentary "Ren Faire," the FX/Hulu drama "Clipped" about the L.A. Clippers, the quirky comedy "Fantasmas," and the latest version of "Presumed Innocent" featuring Jake Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard. Dan also shares his experiences from the ATX TV Festival, where he hosted several panels, and they chat about the latest episodes of "Evil."

Later, Esmeralda Leon joins Nick to reminisce about the glory days of MTV and VH1, recalling shows like "Punk'd," "Flavor of Love," and "I Married a Brady." They also laugh about Esma's teenage crush on Leonardo DiCaprio and some hilarious celebrity pranks. While enjoying some fried Thai seaweed, they both agree that 61-year-old Anthony Kiedis should stop dating 19-year-olds.[EP252]

706, 2024

Nick D - Movie Reviews w/Erik & Steve and All Duned Out

Nick welcomes film critics Erik Childress and Steve Prokopy to the podcast to talk about the Godzilla-Fest happening at The Music Box Theatre, and review some new movies including the latest Richard Linklater comedy "Hit Man," the horror film from the daughter of M. Night Shyamalan called "The Watchers," and what could very well be the worst movie of this (or any) year: "Bad Boys: Ride or Die." Then, Esmeralda Leon and Nick chat about appointment TV, Jason Skaggs Cicadas, flying killer spiders, and the fact that Esma is all "Duned out." They also continue their Universal Yums Thailand snack tasting, with some sweet and spicy shrimp chips. [EP250]