091 IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE

Celebrate the holiday as Bob and Tim indulge in the no-longer public domain of a Frank Capra classic. Merry Christmas Stitcher Radio. Merry Christmas Youtube. Merry Christmas all you other beautiful streaming platforms.

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074 FLIGHT OF THE NAVIGATOR

What 10 year-old wouldn't want to be cosmically kidnapped and forced to fly to a future where NASA wants to cut open their brain for star-charts?   Well, half of this show's hosts  ... to start with.  Still, that's not stopping Bob and Tim from exploring Disney's oddest offering from the 1980s, "Flight Of The Navigator.”

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061 WAR GAMES

Shall we play a game?  Looks like there's "Mall Madness", "Pizza Party", "Fireball Island."  Or we can listen to Bob and Tim unbox the frighteningly relevant Matthew Broderick thriller "War Games."   Its a thermo-nuclear holocaust for the whole family.

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056 BIG

Who doesn't like an age-appropriate Tom Hanks?  Well,  Amy Poehler, for one.  Still, in 1988, this former Bosom Buddy made a splash at the box office by starring in the Penny Marshall film "Big".  But re-watching it 30 years later, Bob and Tim are finding themselves a little uncomfortable with that particular thing he did.

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052 TREKKIES

Are you burnt out on all those divisive arguments about The Last Jedi?   Then why not warp factor another fanbase into the conversation by way of the Final Frontier.   That's right, today Bob and Tim are finally talking a bit about Star Trek via the 1999 documentary film "TREKKIES." 

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048 THE DAY AFTER

No graphic image struck more graphic fear into Tim's childhood than the atomic stalk of  a mushroom cloud.  And no program better illustrated this phobia than the 1983 tv movie THE DAY AFTER.  So, following last weekend's text to the brink, he's returning to ground zero for a horrifying re-watch.

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045 DIE HARD 2: DIE HARDER

Having a favorite holiday special makes sense.   But if there's one Tim gets tired of people mentioning its the 80s equivalent of detonating a gingerbread house, DIE HARD.  So, instead of letting Bob gush about the first one they are revisiting its seasonally forgotten follow-up, DIE HARD 2: DIE HARDER.

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042 A WISH FOR WINGS THAT WORK

Its the last day in November which means the Christmas season is already seven shopping days old. So, before festive fatigue sets in, Bob and Tim are diving into a month of holiday themed episodes starting with the Bill and Opus animated special "A Wish For Wings That Work."  Its a cartoon based on the '80s classic Bloom County, leaving them to wonder why it not a perennial favorite.  Ho, ho, ho-nooooooo!

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038 IT'S THE GREAT PUMPKIN, CHARLIE BROWN

Its that time of the year for trick, treats and squatting in your neighbor’s nondescript garden space awaiting the arrival of a Cthulthulian overlord.   So Bob and Tim are tuning in to that horrifying character study of a boy unhinged, “It’s The Great Pumpkin ,Charlie Brown.”  Run for your life, Charlie Brown.  Run for your elfin’ life.

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032 CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND

Today's episode is pretty late, partially because it was recorded on the way to an AM showing of today's topic CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND.  This year marks its 40th anniversary and, since it is his favorite film of all time, Tim wanted to make sure he caught it during its cinematic release.  But, as you can hear here, just getting the cinema is an event in itself.

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029 PULP FICTION

It wouldn’t be a discussion on 1994 without discussing the film Pulp Fiction.  But you know what Bob and Tim are NOT going to talk about?  That damn briefcase.  “Its Marsellus’ soul.”  “Its a light bulb.” Who cares, let’s focus on Bruce Willis’s pants.

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024 WHEN HARRY MET SALLY...

 If cinematic rom-coms have taught us anything, its that “women and men are different.”  So today Bob and Tim  explore the oft-mentioned origin of this interpersonal education,  “When Harry Met Sally.”  But upon reviewing their transcript, they realize this course work may have yielded a minor in misogyny.  

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021 THREE O’CLOCK HIGH

Schools out for Bob and Tim so what better time to revisit one of their favorite teen comedies from the 80s. The only thing here is Bob doesn’t really remember it as a comedy and Tim doesn’t really remember it at all.

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013 MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000

In the not too recent present, last weekend in the 90s.   Two best-friend hosts of a podcast show were discussing MST … ahm ..three … thousand.  Okay, it doesn’t fit the rhyme scheme but, in honor of NETFLIX relaunching their favorite show of all time, Bob and Tim are discussing MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000.

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009 HE-MAN AND THE MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE

Fabulous self-produced podcasts were revealed to you the day you downloaded these mp3s and said “By The Power Of Greyskull.”  So, after you finish publicly shouting that incantation, join Bob and Tim as they discuss the sci-fi/barbarian/sword and sorcery Filmation mash-up, He-Man and the Masters Of The Universe.

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005: INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM

Want to ride the rails of a slave child diamond mine?   Maybe insult the integrity of your sole female actress? Or perhaps feast upon some intended-as-exotic and but-racially-offensive cuisine?  Then join hosts Bob and Tim as they combat the winter blues by basking in the sacrificial torch-light of this Temple Of Doom. 

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003: SINGLES

Bob and Tim spent much of the ‘90s making 90 minute mix-tapes for anyone within earshot.  So on today’s episode, they excavate the flannel-wrapped relic that guided this reel-to-reel worship, 1992’s “SINGLES” soundtrack.

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001 VOLTRON DEFENDER OF THE UNIVERSE

Its a weekday afternoon and Bob and Tim are out of school … by about 24 years.  And so they’ve rushed home to grab some rug and turn both heads toward the cathode-tube promise of syndicated animation.  What they want are mechanical lions, mighty robots and one blazing sword.  What they get are re-dubbed body horrors, implied decapitations and, YES, a blazing sword. 

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000 THAT’S ONE ROGUE PODCAST

Hosts Bob and Tim think back to that exact moment when their childhood died and then flash back a little further to the November before.  There they recount what their twenty-two year old selves felt upon seeing the original theatrical trailer for Star Wars Episode One: The Phantom Menace.  And then, following the time- jump forward, they share some mutual thoughts on that one bombast general who did NOTHING for the advancement of intergalactic civil rights.

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