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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.

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 Warrior Princess Reviewed | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 58:49

If there's one thing the world needs, it's more rich ladies to find themselves by experiencing the life of a poor person for a couple weeks. Fortunately, the world has Mindy Budgor who was willing to go camping in Kenya for a couple weeks thereby ending sexism and becoming a Warrior Princess.In this fine memoir, Budgor decides to become "the first female Maasai warrior," if you call somebody who completes a very small portion of the training and doesn't serve a single day a warrior. Mostly, she just hangs out with some warriors in the forest and throws up the gross food she eats. Also she thinks there are dinosaurs in Kenya for some reason and she wears lots of nail polish. It's very impressive.In this episode we brought along Amanda, our expert on White People Behaving Badly. Make sure to check her out on SkepChick.org if you want to read about women actually helping out women, instead of using their social situations to go on fun adventures. Thanks to Anne for sponsoring!

 Warrior Princess Reviewed | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 58:49

If there's one thing the world needs, it's more rich ladies to find themselves by experiencing the life of a poor person for a couple weeks. Fortunately, the world has Mindy Budgor who was willing to go camping in Kenya for a couple weeks thereby ending sexism and becoming a Warrior Princess.In this fine memoir, Budgor decides to become "the first female Maasai warrior," if you call somebody who completes a very small portion of the training and doesn't serve a single day a warrior. Mostly, she just hangs out with some warriors in the forest and throws up the gross food she eats. Also she thinks there are dinosaurs in Kenya for some reason and she wears lots of nail polish. It's very impressive.In this episode we brought along Amanda, our expert on White People Behaving Badly. Make sure to check her out on SkepChick.org if you want to read about women actually helping out women, instead of using their social situations to go on fun adventures. Thanks to Anne for sponsoring!

 Billy Jack | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 52:09

It's a sad fact that racism exists. Happily, there's one man brave enough to stand up to it, and it's Kung fu green beret Billy Jack.Tom Laughlin writes, directs, and stars as the Billy Jack of all trades, provided those trades involve kicking ass in the name of social justice. Billy is the protector of a charter school on Indian land that specializes in protest songs and improv, which are both as painful to watch as they sound.While it's probably good to have somebody making a movie about this difficult issue, there's a real Noble Savages feeling to the whole thing. And while Billy is kinda fun, his counterparts are exactly what everybody hates about hippies: they think they can solve any problem by playing acoustic guitars.

 Billy Jack | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 52:09

It's a sad fact that racism exists. Happily, there's one man brave enough to stand up to it, and it's Kung fu green beret Billy Jack.Tom Laughlin writes, directs, and stars as the Billy Jack of all trades, provided those trades involve kicking ass in the name of social justice. Billy is the protector of a charter school on Indian land that specializes in protest songs and improv, which are both as painful to watch as they sound.While it's probably good to have somebody making a movie about this difficult issue, there's a real Noble Savages feeling to the whole thing. And while Billy is kinda fun, his counterparts are exactly what everybody hates about hippies: they think they can solve any problem by playing acoustic guitars.

 Die Hard | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 52:49

It's the movie that changed action films forever. Die Hard defined the hot-mess action hero and showed everybody the dangers of unfinished office buildings. And this was the first time Alex saw it.Die Hard is the not-really-guilty pleasure of first-time guest Luke Burbank (Too Beautiful To Live, Live Wire! Radio, Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me) who saw it as a kid and loved it ever since. He explains why he loved it so much, how it affected his view of Christmas parties and marriage, and what it taught him about being a tower-vigilante.Look, I know you already love Die Hard. I don't have to sell you on it. So jump in and start listening, this was a super fun episode.

 Die Hard | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 52:49

It's the movie that changed action films forever. Die Hard defined the hot-mess action hero and showed everybody the dangers of unfinished office buildings. And this was the first time Alex saw it.Die Hard is the not-really-guilty pleasure of first-time guest Luke Burbank (Too Beautiful To Live, Live Wire! Radio, Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me) who saw it as a kid and loved it ever since. He explains why he loved it so much, how it affected his view of Christmas parties and marriage, and what it taught him about being a tower-vigilante.Look, I know you already love Die Hard. I don't have to sell you on it. So jump in and start listening, this was a super fun episode.

 Kitchen Nightmares (U.S.) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 55:26

Have you got problems at your restaurant? Well Gordon Ramsay is here to help. Well, he's here to yell at you and give you stuff, if that helps, great.That's right, it's the American version of Kitchen Nightmares. Much like its British predecessor, the U.S. version features Ramsay going around to restaurants that are in dire straights and trying to fix them up. Unlike the British version, his swearing is beeped and he's got a ton of money to spend. So be prepared for some fake anger for the cameras and some expensive overnight renovations. Also be prepared for the restaurant to close soon after he leaves.We dove into these four episodes (curated by Alex who is a huge fan).s01e22 - Cafe 36s02e02 - Flamangoss03e12 - Capris05e16 - Amy's Baking CompanyIn the comments, let us know whether Kitchen Nightmares makes you think you could own a restaurant or not.

 Kitchen Nightmares (U.S.) | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 55:26

Have you got problems at your restaurant? Well Gordon Ramsay is here to help. Well, he's here to yell at you and give you stuff, if that helps, great.That's right, it's the American version of Kitchen Nightmares. Much like its British predecessor, the U.S. version features Ramsay going around to restaurants that are in dire straights and trying to fix them up. Unlike the British version, his swearing is beeped and he's got a ton of money to spend. So be prepared for some fake anger for the cameras and some expensive overnight renovations. Also be prepared for the restaurant to close soon after he leaves.We dove into these four episodes (curated by Alex who is a huge fan).s01e22 - Cafe 36s02e02 - Flamangoss03e12 - Capris05e16 - Amy's Baking CompanyIn the comments, let us know whether Kitchen Nightmares makes you think you could own a restaurant or not.

 Good Tidings and Great Joy Reviewed | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 63:13

Since losing the 2008 presidential election and almost completing a full term as governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin has remained on the edge of the national consciousness. She's like America's racist aunt; not evil, just painfully ignorant and around the holidays she usually opens her mouth and says something embarrassing.For her newest book, Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting The Heart of Christmas, a team of ghost writers produced a couple hundred pages about The War on Christmas, a horrible war that doesn't actually exist. It's an amazing work that reads like an exam question in Logical Fallacies 101. Can you find all 50 fallacies? Don't try. Your brain will turn to mush.We push through the mushy brains and discuss the world of Google Trends and bears. It's fun. Merry Holidays to all of you, and may your new year be completely free of Palin books!

 Good Tidings and Great Joy Reviewed | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 63:13

Since losing the 2008 presidential election and almost completing a full term as governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin has remained on the edge of the national consciousness. She's like America's racist aunt; not evil, just painfully ignorant and around the holidays she usually opens her mouth and says something embarrassing.For her newest book, Good Tidings and Great Joy: Protecting The Heart of Christmas, a team of ghost writers produced a couple hundred pages about The War on Christmas, a horrible war that doesn't actually exist. It's an amazing work that reads like an exam question in Logical Fallacies 101. Can you find all 50 fallacies? Don't try. Your brain will turn to mush.We push through the mushy brains and discuss the world of Google Trends and bears. It's fun. Merry Holidays to all of you, and may your new year be completely free of Palin books!

 The Perks of Being a Wallflower Reviewed | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 58:55

You remember that time you were in high school and you were miserable? Want to hear an adult try to remember that but end up sounding more like a puppy than a human child? Want to hear a long list of songs somebody in 1991 might have listened to? Then you need to read Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky.Perks is a novel written as a series of "letters" from a kid who just doesn't get high school. He's sad all the time because of reasons (to be explained later) and he deals with that sadness by having friends, listening to music, doing drugs, and reading books his teacher gives him outside of class. And talking like no kid has ever talked. You, the reader, are put in the awkward position of a kid receiving these letters who definitely didn't ask for them.This episode was sponsored as a gift to Caitlyn. Merry Christmas, Caitlyn! If you're buying gifts online, make sure to go to read-weep.com/amazon!

 The Perks of Being a Wallflower Reviewed | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 58:55

You remember that time you were in high school and you were miserable? Want to hear an adult try to remember that but end up sounding more like a puppy than a human child? Want to hear a long list of songs somebody in 1991 might have listened to? Then you need to read Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky.Perks is a novel written as a series of "letters" from a kid who just doesn't get high school. He's sad all the time because of reasons (to be explained later) and he deals with that sadness by having friends, listening to music, doing drugs, and reading books his teacher gives him outside of class. And talking like no kid has ever talked. You, the reader, are put in the awkward position of a kid receiving these letters who definitely didn't ask for them.This episode was sponsored as a gift to Caitlyn. Merry Christmas, Caitlyn! If you're buying gifts online, make sure to go to read-weep.com/amazon!

 Darkest Hour Reviewed | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:05

Life is a delicate thing. Even if you're bar-hopping around Russia, feeling great, invisible aliens could show up for no reason and explode you into glitter.At least that's the way the world is in the 2011 movie Darkest Hour. The aliens are invisible, except sometimes, and explode you, unless you're wearing a bunch of keys or are particularly important to the plot, except there isn't one. Also something about lightbulbs.This episode was sponsored by Jakub who hopes it helps his friend Deanna recover from surgery. Feel better, Deanna! Now I want surgery to get this out of my brain.

 Darkest Hour Reviewed | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 54:05

Life is a delicate thing. Even if you're bar-hopping around Russia, feeling great, invisible aliens could show up for no reason and explode you into glitter.At least that's the way the world is in the 2011 movie Darkest Hour. The aliens are invisible, except sometimes, and explode you, unless you're wearing a bunch of keys or are particularly important to the plot, except there isn't one. Also something about lightbulbs.This episode was sponsored by Jakub who hopes it helps his friend Deanna recover from surgery. Feel better, Deanna! Now I want surgery to get this out of my brain.

 Catching Fire Movie Reviewed | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 53:18

In the first Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen is a badass. She shoots things, saves people, and manipulates the system. For the second installment, Suzanne Collins opted to have her be oblivious to the plot, constantly need saving, and spend the climax passed out. And they filmed her nostrils for the close of the movie.Which is not to say it's a bad movie. It's pretty good, and that's a huge accomplishment since the book isn't that great. The costumes are terrific, Phillip Seymour Hoffman is delightful, and President Snow eats a cookie in a very menacing way.It's also got it's less good parts. It's too long yet still feels rushed. And the focus-group granddaughter they added is vomit-inducing.Overall, 8 thumbs up. You know, considering.What did you think? Let us know in the comments.

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