Read it and Weep
Summary: Read it and Weep is a good podcast about bad books, movies, and TV. Each week 2.5 comedians and a guest make fun of things like Twilight by Stephanie Meyer, Dear John by Nicholas Sparks, Going Rogue by Sarah Palin, and anything Keanu Reeves has been in.
Put on your best hoodie and wake up from a nap, it's the bi-coastal podcast event of the year! The News: Anthony gives us a report on the Golden Globes. The Homework: Hunter introduces us to the Italian slasher genre giallo. The Argument: What's the best slasher film of all time? *Scream* (1996) or *Psycho* (1960) ## Mentioned in this episode If you want to get weirder Hunter recommends *Deep Red* (1975) https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/business/story/2021-02-21/hfpa-golden-globes-2021
We're off on an adventure this week, an epic journey across time, the Midwest, and Middle Earth. The News: [the first 3-d reconstructed dinosaur cloaca](https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/19/science/dinosaur-cloaca-fossil.html) The Homework: The 1999 Disney/David Lynch movie *The Straight Story* about a long trip on a little mower. The Argument: What's the best epic journey movie: *Lord of the Rings* or *Mad Max: Fury Road*
Ezra started baking sourdough over the pandemic (he's the only one) and he wanted to share the joy with Alex. Alex, on the other hand, thinks bread is a lie.
This week is all about survival. Will Pi survive the wide ocean alone with a metaphor? Will Gina Carano survive being held accountable for her actions? And what is the best survival movie of all time? # Mentioned in this episode Gina says terrible stuff, gets a movie deal: https://deadline.com/2021/02/gina-carano-the-mandalorian-firing-actress-responds-social-media-1234694755/ Life After Pi documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lcB9u-9mVE Anthony recommends: Touching the Void
For our first ever magic special we've got world-traveling magician Billy Kidd to help us talk about the new special from Derek DelGaudio which is a magic show but also kinda not. It's on Hulu and definitely worth a watch. We talk about what parts worked for us and which landed like a ton of golden bricks. Plus magic news, the best magic movies, and more than a little talk about the differences between comedians and magicians. Check it out before it disappears!
This week we're celebrating the wide world of space with three far out topics: The Mandalorian on Disney+, SpaceX's announcement of the first all private space mission, and an argument about what makes a good space movie.
Ezra's back with a group of Meat Buddy-voted topics but because he's such a generous soul, we actually took all three of the top vote-getters for kids shows: Magic School Bus Rides Again, the Netflix remake where Ms Frizz gets super hot, Paw Patrol, a show that set out to prove not all dogs are good dogs, and Gravity Falls where a legitimately good show just happens to be aimed at kids.
Season 4 just got a whole lot more topical with our first ever breaking news segment! Tune in now for: The News: Why are people who used to play online poker buying GameStop stock? The Homework: When you see the queen of diamonds you'll HAVE to listen to us discuss The Manchurian Candidate (1962). The Argument: Do you leave your water cup out? The Business: Anthony's mea culpa and commander
We've got another fun pile of topics as season 4 crawls on. **Tell & Tell:** Alex opens his wikihole for *La Secchia Rapita* and Hunter talks about the unfortunate journey of Pepe the Frog. **The Homework**: I know you've heard about *The Wizard of Oz* (1939) so we tried to find a few new ways to think about it. **The Argument:** Do you try to pronounce menu items you're not sure about? **The Business**: Alex's mom responds to "all that dick talk."
Over on our sister podcast Pack Your Mics we recorded a special bonus episode about the Netflix series Bridgerton. It features Ezra and Sarah and Chris and Tanya, so I thought you'd like to hear it in this feed. So if you like us or you like Bridgerton, check it out! WARNING: Contains major spoilers and innovative swearing
Like it or not season 4 is still happening. This week we've got three extremely strong topics for you. **The News:** Public television in Denmark released a new show about a man with a really long hog. **The Homework**: We watched the new Pixar movie *Soul* (2020) and talked about watching animated people die. **The Argument:** How much noise would your neighbor have to make for you to ask them to turn it down.
Season 4 is upon us! What a glorious day. We're breaking the show up a bit with a few different segments per episode with slightly different topics. The News: A discussion about the Warner Bros. decision to go day-and-date with streaming movies on HBO Max. The Homework: We wished for Wonder Woman 1984 and the Monkey's Paw gave us this crap. The Argument: Are TV watchers better off than they were 10 years ago?
In our final final episode of the year, Ezra and I sat down for the Meat Buddy voted holiday movie, A Claymation Christmas plus a quick discussion about Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas for good measure. Hope you enjoy. Become a Meat Buddy to help decide Ezra's fate by going to http://meatreon.com
Everybody's doing a year-end wrap up, but since the year was pretty crap, we each compiled a list of our 10 favorite things WE consumed this year, regardless of what year it was released. For the full lists, check out the episode page: https://read-weep.com/podcast/the-2020-weepies
And with that we've come to the end of season three of the podcast! What a condescending journey it's been. We lived. We laughed. We learned. And now it's time for the final exam. Mentioned in this episode Anthony recommends the new David Fincher movie Mank. Alex watched the Failed Film Festival: "Lost in La Mancha" (2002), "Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s “Island of Dr. Moreau”" (2014), and "Jodorowsky's Dune" (2013) Hunter recommends The Leftovers.