Grumpy Young Men

This week we’re reviewing a classic tale, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. We discuss the lack of “Frankenstein tropes,” the beautiful language and writing style, and just how tragic of a character Victor Frankenstein is.

Also, why we hate phone fanatics. 

Direct download: Ep._164_Frankenstein.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 6:27pm EST

Today we continue our Review Review series, where we take a look at all the stuff we’ve reviewed in the past and rank order it for no reason at all. And this time, we’re taking a look at books. There are robotics teams! Nuclear fallouts! Demons! Cats and dogs living together!

 

Here’s the list thus far (spoilers!)

 

The Bartimaeus Trilogy 

The Hobbit

The Book Thief 

Wolf in White Van

Gone

Gregor the Overlander

The Great Gatsby

Variant 

Rot & Ruin

True Grit

The Hunger Games

Insignia

Ender’s Game

Percy Jackson

Lunatics

Everlost

Lost in the River of Grass

The Name of This Book Is Secret 

Unstoppable

After the Bomb

Ungifted

Direct download: Ep._163_Book_Review_Review_Part_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:07pm EST

This week review one of the best movies of last year, Martin Scorsese’s Silence. We talk about the deeply entrenched themes, the compelling characters, and why this movie might be a once-in-a-lifetime watch.

Also, why we hate our chairs.

Direct download: Ep._162_Silence.mp3
Category:Comedy -- posted at: 5:54pm EST

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