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: 5:27pm CDT

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


Gregor the Overlander

The Great Gatsby


Rot & Ruin

True Grit

The Hunger Games


Ender’s Game

Percy Jackson



Lost in the River of Grass

The Name of This Book Is Secret 


After the Bomb


Direct download: Ep._163_Book_Review_Review_Part_1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:07pm CDT

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: 4:54pm CDT