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.
After a short break, Doug and Dirty A return from their New York adventure with tales of U2 concerts and Meredith Vieira merchandise. They then discuss three films in theaters now: Judd Apatow‘s Trainwreck, written by and starring Amy Schumer; Antoine Fuqua‘s Southpaw, starring Jake Gyllenhaal; and Christopher McQuarrie‘s Mission: Impossible: Rogue Nation, starring some guy named Tom. Take a listen!
And lo, it came to pass that U2 and Apple shocked the world by not only announcing the long-awaited U2 album, but releasing it on the same day for free to all iTunes users. Then, an uproar rose up from both those who do not like U2 and those who clearly do not understand how the cloud works. What’s been lost in all this hullabaloo is whether or not Songs Of Innocence is any good or not. The answer is yes, yes it is.
Episode 49 is jam-packed with discussions of U2‘s new album, Songs Of Innocence, indie darlings Frank and The One I Love, as well as Tom Hardy and James Gandolfini in The Drop. Doug and Dirty A even take a little time to discuss a couple of shows they’re looking forward to in the new Fall TV season. Take a listen!
We’ve lost another great one in Harold Ramis, who passed away on February 24th of this year. Ramis was much more than just Egon from Ghostbusters, having a hand in either writing and/or directing several comedy classics. Dirty A and I discuss his life and career as well as recap the Oscars and bitch about the “rumored” (yeah, right) recent delay on U2’s upcoming album.
I went up to NY and DC to see Depeche Mode over the last week and that trip prompted Episode 2 of The Hodgepodge Podcast. Dirty A and I discuss our favorite bands in the first installment of our new feature, Listen to This! Enjoy!