Episode 172 marks the 5th Anniversary of The Hodgepodge Podcast! Instead of taking a trip down memory lane, which Dirty A would no doubt be unable to recall, the boys discuss one of their favorite film series, Indiana Jones! Well…3/4 of a favorite film series. For those who have been with us this long, thanks for your support! And for those who are recent listeners, thanks for coming aboard! Here’s to (gulp!) another five years! Continue reading



Back in January, Doug hosted his director and some of his cast mates from Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None. With Episode 171, he once again hosts Director Mia Peters and some of his cast mates from Stageworks Theatre’s upcoming production, Drop Dead! Take a listen! Continue reading


It’s been a little while since the last episode, so with Episode 170, Doug and Dirty A jam a ton of summer movies into one tidy package. Films discussed include: Mission: Impossible: Fallout, BlacKkKlansman, Christopher Robin, and more! Continue reading

Doug Reviews: Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)

After devastating audiences with Avengers: Infinity War, Marvel gets lighter with Director Peyton Reed’s sequel to 2015’s Ant-Man, Ant-Man and the Wasp. Does this film go bigger or shrink from the challenge? Continue reading


On Episode 169, Dirty A missed the train to Hodgepodge Town, so Doug sits down with friend of the show Matt King to discuss Marvel’s latest, Ant-Man and the Wasp! Does the sequel go bigger or shrink from the challenge? Continue reading

Doug Reviews: Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018)

2015’s Sicario, from Director Denis Villeneuve, was a spectacular film and fairly self-contained. However, where there’s potential money to be had, sequels will follow. So now, we have Day of the Soldado. Villeneuve, who was busy with last year’s magnificent Blade Runner 2049, has passed the directorial reins to Stefano Sollima and original Writer Taylor Sheridan returns to pen the sequel. Does Day of the Soldado live up to Sicario’s legacy or does it cower in its shadow? Continue reading

Doug Reviews: Ocean’s Eight (2018)

Co-Writer-Director Gary Ross revisits Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean’s Eleven universe to deliver Ocean’s Eight, a heist film with a female bent. Does this film capture the fun spirit of the original or is it time for the Ocean’s franchise to just pack it in? Continue reading


On Episode 168 of The Hodgepodge Podcast, Doug and Dirty A welcome back friend of the show Matt King to discuss two of the summer’s biggest blockbusters: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom and Incredibles 2. Which one is worth your time and which one is a bust? Continue reading

Doug Reviews: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018)

2015’s Jurassic World was…not a good film. Its sequel, Fallen Kingdom, is directed by J.A. Bayona with a script from Derek Connolly and the first film’s director, Colin Trevorrow. Does this film improve on the previous one or is it an even bigger disaster? Continue reading