Episode 69: Easy A

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For this week’s Viewing Party, we go back to high school with the movie that got Pocket Full of Sunshine stuck in your head, Easy A! In this episode, Katie sings an educational song to disprove conspiracy theories, Wesleigh confesses to owning a questionable album by a Disney Channel star, and we rave about the best parents in any teen movie ever.

Show Notes

IMDb: Easy A (2010)
Rotten Tomatoes: 85%
Rated: PG-13

Song from Even Stevens:

Park and Rec: The Handmaid’s Tale, Jurassic Park, Rebecca (1940), The Ghost and Mr. Chicken, Hold That Ghost
Daphne du Maurier
Elevator scene in The Ghost and Mr. Chicken:

Pocketful of Sunshine by Natasha Bedinfield:

Aly & AJ
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
not sponsored by Red Lobster

Shows/Movies Mentioned

  • Even Stevens
  • The Handmaid’s Tale
  • American Pie
  • Mean Girls
  • Superbad
  • Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen
  • Phil of the Future
  • The Green Mile
  • House of Cards
  • Broad City
  • Annie
  • The Maze Runners
  • Parks and Rec
  • Friends with Benefits
  • SNL
  • Shutter Island
  • Lars and the Real Girl
  • No Reservations
  • All the King’s Men
  • Good Night and Good Luck
  • Carrie
  • Gossip Girl
  • Can’t Buy Me Love
  • Portlandia
  • Blockers
  • Matilda


Episode 68: Ant-Man w/ Robb

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What are you listening to? Spoiler: It’s Viewing Party! This week three-peat guest Robb joins Wesleigh to catch her up on a MCU movie she’d missed, Ant-Man. In this episode, we discuss the surprising Marvel character who has the most screen time, the ubiquity of soap operas, and flat earther dating tips.



Katie’s brother Robb joins Viewing Party this week — and in person this time! You can hear him on our Anastasia and Westworld episodes and find him elsewhere on Twitter @RobbThomas and as part of the Columbus Podcast Festival.

Show Notes

IMDb: Ant-Man (2015)
Rotten Tomatoes: 82%
Rated: PG-13

Flat Earther on The Bachelorette
Checkhov’s gun
Seattle Becomes First Major US City to Ban Straws via The Washington Post
I rely on plastic straws and baby wipes. I'm disabled — I have no choice. via the Guardian
Park and Rec: Solo, Luke Cage (Season 2)
1984 by George Orwell
The Sims
Schrödinger's cat
areyoudatingaflatearther.com (Robb, lock down this domain!)
not sponsored by Squarespace

Shows/Movies Mentioned

  • Avengers: Infinity War
  • Ant-Man and the Wasp
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Iron Man
  • Days of Our Lives
  • Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • Thor
  • Spiderman: Homecoming
  • Jessica Jones
  • Punisher
  • A Quiet Place
  • Stuart Little
  • Doctor Who
  • Mary Poppins
  • Blue’s Clues
  • Harry Potter

Episode 67: S1M0NE


“Sci-fi meets Al Pacino? I’m in.” Inspired by Instagram, we watched S1M0NE, a movie from the early 2000s about the rise to fame of a CGI actress. In this episode of Viewing Party, we compare Childish Gambino to *NSYNC, spend too much time googling sexy shiny fabric, Katie considers becoming a Channing evangelist, and Wesleigh, much to her own chagrin, misidentifies a font (it’s Eurostile, not Bank Gothic!).

Show Notes

IMDb: S1M0NE (2002)
Rotten Tomatoes: 51%
Rated: PG-13

Cardi B
This is America by Childish Gambino:

not sponsored by CD 102.5
Sermon on Amos at Vineyard Columbus
Christ & Pop Culture: Childish Gambino
NYT  Donald Glover interview (linked to before?)
Bye Bye Bye by *NSYNC:

Park and Rec: The Incredibles 2, Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
The Caped Crusade by Glen Weldon
PCHH review of The Incredibles 2
CNN article about CGI instagram influences
Can You Wear Latex in Real Life? article from Vogue
“our love is like a wildflower that only grows on the edge of a very high cliff”
“what do i know, i’m not a tear expert, i just cry every day”
Eurostile: font used in futuristic movies -- article from Typeset in the Future
(You Make me Feel Like) A Natural Woman by Aretha Franklin:

Shows/Movies Mentioned

  • Love and Hip Hop NY
  • Magic Mike
  • Atlanta
  • Bachelorette
  • Westworld (HBO)
  • Fight Club


Episode 66: I Am Not an Easy Man w/ Hannah

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Viewing Party this week is a Special Sisters Edition featuring Katie and Hannah! While Wesleigh is out of town, the sisters accidentally watch a French film on Netflix that turns out much better than they could have hoped. In this episode, Hannah explains her fascination with horror, Katie has some all-caps feels about body hair, and they coin a better term for single that sounds less sad when explaining to the server how to split the check. Plus cats!


Meet our Guest, Hannah!

You can follow Hannah at @Nannerzs99 on Instagram for fun screenshots of online dating DMs.

Show Notes

IMDb: I Am Not an Easy Man (2018)
Rotten Tomatoes: N/A
Rated: N/A

Park and Rec: The Series of Unfortunate Events (Season 2), The Collector, Pack, Mum, Dad, Meet Sam, Queer Eye (Season 2), Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
Guys Being Dudes Vine:

867-5309/Jenny video:

Shows/Movies Mentioned


Episode 65: The Dilemma

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This week we’re back in the Tatumverse, discussing a movie that was not worth the collective $8 we paid to rent it. In this episode we we try to pin down our patron Office characters, talk color theory with a fascinating tangent about brown, and are confused by the popularity of Vince Vaughn (how did he end up a romantic lead??).

Show Notes

IMDb: The Dilemma (2011)
Rotten Tomatoes: 24%
Rated: PG-13

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s good morning and good night tweets
Pride Columbus 2018
Thursday Next series by Jasper Fforde
Park and Rec: Oceans 8, Allied
Marion Cotillard
Jurassic Park video game Chaos Island
Chicken Nuggets vine:

Felix playing The Sims on the job
Ryan Gosling cereal vines:

Shows/Movies Mentioned

  • The Office
  • Parks & Recreations
  • Anastasia
  • Westworld
  • Inception
  • Oceans 8
  • The Hobbit
  • Won’t You Be My Neighbor
  • The Artist
  • Arrested Development
  • Stranger Things
  • Edward Scissorhands
  • A Beautiful Mind
  • The Break-Up
  • Jurassic Park: The Lost World
  • Dodgeball
  • Wedding Crashers
  • Fred Claus
  • The Internship
  • True Detective
  • Son of No One
  • The Eagle
  • The Vow
  • 21 Jump Street
  • Magic Mike
  • Foxcatcher
  • GI Joe: Retaliation
  • This Is the End
  • White House Down
  • Don Jon
  • Side Effects
  • The Book of Life
  • The Lego Movie
  • 22 Jump Street
  • Jupiter Ascending
  • Magic Mike XXL
  • The Hateful 8
  • Hail, Ceaser!
  • Lego Batman
  • Logan Lucky
  • The Kingsman: The Golden Circle

Episode 64: SOLO


This week on Viewing Party we spoil SOLO, a movie we watched mostly because of Donald Glover. In this episode, we spend a lot of time diving into the chronological cannon of Star Wars (ooh buddy), bring back the term “Longbottomed,” and learn that the song I Wanna Be (500 Miles) has very different connotations for each of us.

Show Notes

IMDb: SOLO: A Star Wars Story (2018)
Rotten Tomatoes: 71%
Rated: PG-13

Columbus Crew SC
500 Miles by The Proclaimers:

Buckeye Count Cloggers
Park and Rec: The Bachelorette, Belmont Stakes / Triple Crown
Longbottomed via Urban Dictionary
Hiccup in How to Train Your Dragon texts/tweets:


Star Wars Timeline via Random House Book (through SyFy)
How Solo's Surprising Star Wars Darth Maul Cameo Connects to Phantom Menace and Rebels via IGN
Choose You Destiny: A Han and Chewie Adventure

Shows/Movies Mentioned


Episode 63: Blockers

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We put our MoviePasses to good use and went to see something still playing in theaters — Blockers! In this episode, we cover the sexism of pockets, our hopes forJohn Cena’s career trajectory, hear a confession from Katie, and discover just how old we are when we have to google prom afterparties.

Show Notes

IMDb: Blockers (2018)
Rotten Tomatoes: 83%
Rated: R

John Cena Recorder Vine:

Jimmy Fallon and Lin-Manuel Miranda - Two Goats in a Boat:

The Politics of Pockets via Racked
ABC president Channing Dungey:

Pro-incel play:

Article referencing woman who coined the term “involuntarily celibate”: 'Unfuckable' Women Don't Go on Killing Sprees via Splinter
Podcast: The Thick
Lord, protect me:


John Cena + The Rock fights:

Jeff Goldblum ASMR:

Not Sponsored by Iams Cat Food

Shows/Movies Mentioned

  • Glee
  • Down with Love
  • Rosanne
  • That 70s Show
  • Night Court
  • Groundhog Day
  • Phantom of the Opera
  • Lip Sync Battle
  • American Gladiator
  • The Fast and the Furious
  • Mean Girls
  • 10 Things I Hate About You
  • Jackass
  • The Goldbergs
  • The Toothfairy
  • The Pacifier
  • Superbad


Episode 62: Somehwere in Time w/ Lara


We’re wrapping up Marathon May by inviting our friend who suggested year’s theme of time travel romances, Lara! She introduces us to Somewhere in Time, an ethereal movie that seems to have been filmed through an Instagram filter. In this episode Katie calls in from a nursing home, express our disappointment with this film’s ending, and pitch a new gender-swapped 80s movie someone should definitely be making.


Meet our guest, Lara!

This week we're joined by the brainchild of the time travel romance theme for Marathon May, Lara! She blogs at lara-mom.com and sometimes reviews films from a parenting perspective. You can also follow her on Twitter and Instagram!

Show Notes

IMDb: Somewhere in Time (1980)
Rotten Tomatoes: 59%
Rated: PG

Lara: She’s way more interesting than Michigan™
Park and Rec: The Shape of Water, The DUFF, Trainwreck (while inebriated), Snatched, MST3K, do not recommend RoboCop 2 and 3
Book: Bid Time Return by Richard Matheson
Grand Hotel in Michigan's Somewhere in Time Weekend Event
Arthur (Bill Erwin) and Young Arthur (Sean Hayden) on set:


Young Arthur in the movie with Christopher Reeve vs. Bill Erwin's photo of his young self in 1918, which he brought to his audition:


The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
Pitch: Bev & Tina’s Excellent Adventure

Shows/Movies Mentioned

  • Benjamin Button
  • The Patriot
  • Forever Young
  • Demolition Man
  • Harry Potter
  • Easy A
  • Solo: A Star Wars Story
  • Superman
  • Get Out
  • Office Space
  • A Wrinkle in Time
  • About Time
  • Back to the Future
  • The Time Machine
  • LOTR
  • Doctor Who
  • Kate & Leopold
  • The Time-Traveler’s Wife
  • The Lakehouse
  • 13 Going on 30
  • Big
  • Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure
  • Ghostbusters (2016)