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#81: TV Pilots: Comedy Edition

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NJAM gets crazy into TV Pilots…again! Join TimmieRyan  and Mike as they discuss some of their favorite comedy pilots both old and new.  How do comedy pilots compare to drama pilots?  Are sitcoms actually still recording in front of a live studio audience?  Tune in to find out.

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#77: Top 10 TV Shows of 2015

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Happy New Year! Timmie and Mike ring in 2016 by revealing their top 10 tv picks of 2015 to one another on air.  Timmie tries to convince Mike that Other Space and Yahoo Screen are real.

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#70: How About Documentaries? (GUEST: Neil Berkeley)

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We love docs! Neil Berkeley, of Beauty is Embarrassing (2012) and Harmontown (2014) fame, joins Timmie and Ryan to talk about the documentary form. Tune in to hear their take on the subject, and some personal favorite picks!

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NJAM Remix: Dan Harmon’s Story Structure

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REMIX Time! We spliced our two Dan Harmon Story Structure volumes together. Listen in as Ryan, Michael, and Timmie take you through Harmon’s story circle writings, his story breaking process, and finally break it all down using an episode of Community.

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#62: Harmontown

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How do we know when we are finished?  When it comes to Dan Harmon, we never are! Timmie and Ryan examine Neil Berkley’s Harmontown (2014) and try to answer the question: Is this film universal?  Tune in to find out, and emerge from the journey…having changed.

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#48: Zombies!!! (GUESTS: Mike and Cailyn Bruno)

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On this spooky special episode, Timmie and Ryan are joined by returning guests Mike and Cailyn Bruno, who love zombies just as much as true crime! Listen as the gang discusses the zombie craze throughout film, and some of their favorite examples in the genre. Are they for or against fast zombies? Tune in to find out!

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I. Intro [00:00:00]

A. Special Guests: Mike and Cailyn Bruno

II. Zombie Fever [00:11:39]

A. A History

B. What is a zombie?

C. Zombies in Literature

D. Themes and Symbolism

  • Apocalypse
  • Fear of the Masses
  • Disease and Virus
  • Breakdown of Society
  • Survival Instinct
  • Civil Rights
  • Race Relations
  • Religion
  • Morality

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#45: Story Structure: Dan Harmon, Vol. 2 | The Tree of Life

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They couldn’t stop drawing circles! Ryan, Michael, and Timmie return in Vol. 2 to test Dan Harmon’s tricks of the trade on an episode of Community and Terrence Malick’s, The Tree of Life. There’s dungeons, dragons, and dinos!

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#44: Story Structure: Dan Harmon Story Circle, Vol. 1

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Buckle up as Ryan, Michael, and Timmie indulge their obsession with Dan Harmon, breaking down his Story Circle Structure. Stay tuned for Vol. 2, kids!

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#42: What About the Family Comedy?

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Taking a delightful trip down memory lane, TimmieRyan, and Michael discuss family friendly comedies of the 80s and 90s, the importance of original screenplays, and Ryan’s super secret screening of Richard Linklater’s new film, Boyhood.

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#37: Subversive Animation | Rick and Morty

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The gang is finally back together in the latest episode of NJAM. Join Timmie, Michael, and Ryan as they discuss the deep and controversial history of animation and the not-so-secret-best-show-on-televison, Rick and Morty.

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#29: “Repilot” | Award Season Flicks ’13 | Her

 

Ring in 2014 with Timmie, Michael, and Ryan on episode 29 as they discuss the merits of the Golden Globes, their Oscar nomination guesses for Best Picture, their top 5 films of the 2013, and Spike Jonze’s newest feature, Her.

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