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.
If you thought Toy Story was a compelling story of stuff that can talk, you're right. But before humanity came up with that idea, we had a much worse idea. A talking toaster. It's the hero nobody asked for mixed with the darkness guaranteed to haunt your childhood. But does it hold up?
It's the early 2000s Showtime show about a group of gay friends in their late 20s and a child they take care of.
Of all the fake numbers ever created, the best one is definitely Slevin. And that is the entirety of what I knew about this movie before I watched it for this pod. Anthony and Ezra hadn't seen it either but Mohanad loves it because he loves movies with twists, and Slevin is the twistiest.
There's trouble right here in podcast city, as RiaW favorite Sarah Hatheway chooses to investigate whether the 1962 Broadway musical turned film adaptation starring slick-talking not-singing Rex Harrison holds up to modern scrutiny. Is this movie still her shapoopi? Find out!
Read it and Weep legend Stephen Carter takes his turn figuring out if something holds up. For him, it's the thing that helped him decide on a career path, The West Wing. How has it aged as the world has caught on fire.
It's the second to last crusade Indiana Jones goes on, and the first one that's an apology for the second one. It was also a big part of Ezra's life because his dad designed the video game based on the movie for Lucas's game division. So we called Mr. Fox up and talked a lot about this movie about fathers and sons sharing stuff.
In the second of two super sponsorships, we investigate the 2000 satire/horror Wallstreet Murder comedy. Does it hold up? And can Anthony convince Alex he's wrong?
It's the first ever Super Sponsorship of Season 2 and we're exploring two films dear to listener Alexis from the UK. First up, the 2001 workplace sexual harassment comedy Bridget Jones's Diary. Does it hold up? Our three panelists come down in pretty different places on this important question.
It's Anthony's turn to pick something from his childhood, and this time we're going back to the oft-rerun Steve Martin it al picture, Three Amigos. Alongside two (two!) Caitlins of Comedy, we dove deep into the singing cowboy dad-comedy. Did it hold up? Find out!
It's easily the movie I've watched the most in my childhood, and the one that's had the biggest effect on my life. And yet it's been over 10 years since I've watched it. Will it hold up? To help me answer the question I brought on poker writer Zachery Elwood for some insight into the pokeriest parts. This is one of our longest episodes ever, but it'll breeze right by, hopefully!
I haven't mentioned it in a while, but I run another podcast called Pack Your Mics, about the Bravo cooking show Top Chef. Since we didn't have a new episode this week, I thought I'd throw you this for you to check out. It's from season 16 episode 2 of the show and we're joined by very special guest, Chef Jim Smith who competes on the show! If you like it, make sure to subscribe. And we'll be back with more Read it and Weep next week.
It's the most special, most magical episode of Season 2! Alex visited a theme park he hasn't been at since he was 16, Walt Disney's California Adventure, to see if it holds up. It's got new rides, new branding on old rides, and old rides that are still weird. And it's not quite Disneyland.
In another very special episode of Read it and Weep Season 2, we ate a bunch of candy from our youths and tried to decide if it held up. Some of it definitely didn't. And by the end of the episode, we weren't holding up well either.
It's our easiest quest of season 2: does the 1993 Bill Murray classic "Groundhog Day" hold up? (Yeah of course but let us have this, we have six more weeks of winter to get through.)
When Candice was a kid her and her family used to laugh and laugh at the 1986 film Soul Man. Will we still laugh at the light-hearted black-face comedy? Or just cringe ourselves to death? Find out!