Episode 203 is a little late, but it’s chock-full of movie review goodness! In this episode, Doug and Dirty A discuss the pros and cons of the Disney+ series, The Mandalorian, before diving into the films Doctor Sleep, Ford v. Ferrari, and A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. Then, Doug gives his thoughts on the Depeche Mode documentary, Spirits in the Forest, from the band’s longtime collaborator, Anton Corbijn. Continue reading
EPISODE 144: LISTEN TO THIS, KING ARTHUR!
For Episode 144, Doug and Dirty A revisit their Listen to This series and discuss some concerts that they’ve seen recently from artists as diverse as Radiohead to Christopher Cross. Then Doug talks about his new obsession: Gorillaz as well as his thoughts on the new Depeche Mode album, Spirit. It’s all wrapped up with Doug’s review of the new Guy Ritchie film, King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. Continue reading
The Fire Still Burns – Depeche Mode’s Ultra Turns 20
Depeche Mode’s 1997 classic Ultra turns 20 today and Doug penned this essay to celebrate the occasion on his website. Read on!
EPISODE 132: 2017 PREVIEW!!
For Episode 132 of The Hodgepodge Podcast, it’s Doug and Dirty A’s 2017 Preview! In this episode the boys discuss all the films they’re looking forward in the coming year that aren’t named Star Wars Episode VIII, as well as some new and returning TV shows, and Doug reminds listeners – again – that Depeche Mode has a new album, Spirit, due out this Spring. Continue reading
EPISODE 131: HUNT FOR HIDDEN MONSTERS
After a weather delay, Doug and Dirty A return with Episode 131 of The Hodgepodge Podcast! On this episode, the boys discuss the films Hidden Figures, A Monster Calls, and Hunt for the Wilderpeople. Then talk turns to U2’s upcoming tour to celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Joshua Tree. Continue reading
EPISODE 129: REMEMBERING CARRIE FISHER AND GEORGE MICHAEL
On the final episode of 2016, Doug and Dirty A remember the lives of Carrie Fisher and George Michael. In what seemed like an endless parade of celebrity deaths this year, these two hit Doug and Dirty A the hardest. Please join us in looking back at and saying goodbye to these two great artists. Continue reading
Doug Reviews: Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016)
With Popstar, spoof music group The Lonely Island (Andy Samberg, Akiva Schaffer, and Jorma Taccone) do what they do best and mix comedy with music in a mockumentary format. However, is Popstar a good movie, or a comedy sketch stretched too far? Continue reading
EPISODE 108: MILES AHEAD OF THE GREEN ROOM WITH KEANU, ELVIS & NIXON
Episode 108 of The Hodgepodge Podcast has Doug and Dirty A welcoming back “Foreign Correspondent” Matt King to discuss the films: Elvis & Nixon, Miles Ahead, Keanu, and Green Room. They also touch on the untimely demise of Prince. Continue reading
EPISODE 98: REMEMBERING DAVID BOWIE AND ALAN RICKMAN
It’s been a rough week for fans of great music and cinema and on Episode 98 of The Hodgepodge Podcast, Doug and Dirty A look back and celebrate the careers of David Bowie and Alan Rickman. Before the tributes, though, they discuss the Oscar nominations and which snubs stood out to them. Continue reading
EPISODE 92: Listen to This! The Sounds of Fall 2015
While Dirty A took some R&R, Doug went ahead and played DJ for a day with another installment of Listen to This! In this episode, Doug runs down the albums and artists he has checked out this Fall including: Duran Duran, New Order, CHVRCHES, Editors, Dave Gahan & Soulsavers, and Seal. Continue reading