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#86: The Sopranos, Season 2 (GUEST: Kristen Wuest)

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Timmie, Mike, and Ryan are back with special guest, Kristen Wuest, to discuss The Sopranos Season 2.  Clearly this show is not dead to us!

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#85: Die Hard

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Timmie, Ryan, and Mike go back almost 30 years to talk about a holiday fan favorite, Die Hard (1988).  Does it stand the test of time? Is it a Christmas movie?  Tune in to find out!

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#84: The Sopranos, Season 1 (GUEST: Kristen Wuest)

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You woke up this morning, got yourself a Sopranos podcast. Joined by returning co-host Mike Bruno and special guest (and Sopranos superfan) Kristen Wuest, NJAM breaks down Season 1 of your favorite American crime TV series.

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#82: On The Waterfront

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Timmie, Ryan and Mike catch up on an old classic, On the Waterfront, and discuss everything from The Actor’s Studio, Marlon Brando’s mumblecore movement, to the Communist Party.  Tune in because we’re glad what we done to you!

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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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#78: Top 10 Films of 2015

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Timmie and Mike love lists!  Tune in for our top films of 2015, an apology from Mike about Other Space, and which was more boring: Brooklyn or The Danish Girl.

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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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#76: Humbug Holiday

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Timmie and Mike discuss their lack of Holiday spirit and favorite alternative holiday movies.  As a bonus, Mike interviews Timmie about Star Wars: The Force Awakens opening night.

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#75: Little Miss Sunshine

Timmie is joined by Ryan for a special Thanksgiving week episode!  Listen in as they talk about one of their favorite independent family comedies.  They’re so in sync on this, they may even finish each other’s…sandwiches.

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#74: Mark Duplass

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Timmie and Mike go for the superbowl of episodes as they focus on actor/director/writer/producer/mumblecore staple/indie champion Mark Duplass.  Look out for this guy!

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#72: AI, Cyborgs and Androids Oh My: Blade Runner / Ex Machina

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In a society where machines live among us…Timmie and interim cohost Mike Bruno chat about Replicants, Androids, Harrison Ford, Oscar Isaac and much much more.  Grab your Turing test and trench coats kids!

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#71: 3 Films We Need To Talk About: Donnie Darko, American Beauty, Magnolia (GUEST: Mike Bruno)

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Welcome back to 3 Films We Need to Talk About! Timmie and Ryan are joined by interim cohost & friend of the show, Mike Bruno.  Tune in to hear their discussion on 3 contemporary Americana films: Donnie Darko, American Beauty, & Magnolia!

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#64: Organized Crime Vol. 1 (GUESTS: Mike and Cailyn Bruno)

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NJAM loves crime! Timmie and Ryan welcome back Mike and Cailyn Bruno to discuss Organized Crime, Italian Mob style.  Listen as we talk Public Enemy (1931), The Godfather I & II, Goodfellas!  We’re gonna give you a show you can’t refuse.

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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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