Episode 72: The Truman Show

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It's Katie's Birthday Month! *throws confetti* We're watching her favorites all through August, starting with The Truman Show, or peak Jim Carrey crush for Katie. In this episode, we reminisce about Mario Kart 64, talk a lot about cats, discover Wesleigh's new favorite YouTube video, and reignite the age-old pineapple on pizza debate.

Show Notes

IMDb: The Truman Show (1998)
Rotten Tomatoes: 94%
Rated: PG

Pineapple on pizza #propineapple #proNOpineapple
not sponsored by Skyline Chili
Tallulah and her cone of shame:


Fuller House / Kimmy’s pizza sweater:


not sponsored by The Book Loft

Cat tongue for people
Dog in a cone as a martini:


Wesleigh's new fav YouTube video:



Wesleigh: 12 Tatums
Katie: 30 Tatums + 10/10 Jim Carreys


Shows/Movies Mentioned

Episode 71: Can't Hardly Wait


We're watching a high school movie with a million 90s actor cameos for this week's Viewing Party pick, Can't Hardly Wait! In this episode, we give an obligatory Lin Manuel update, Wesleigh is weirded out about breakup scrapbooks, we’re concerned about how much silly string is at a high school party, and Katie eats freeze pops.

Show Notes

IMDb: Can’t Hardly Wait (1998)
Rotten Tomatoes: 40%
Rated: PG-13

Zipzicle freeze pop bags
Ethan Embry follows Wesleigh on Twitter
Paul Rudd in Wanderlust scene:

Comedy Bang Bang podcast
Can’t Hardly Wait by The Replacements:

Loveburger t-shirts
Not Your Mom’s Romance Book Club

Shows/Movies Mentioned

  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding
  • Blindspotting
  • His Dark Materials
  • Mary Poppins
  • Wicked
  • Book of Mormon
  • Twilight
  • Six Feet Under
  • Where the Wild Things Are
  • X-Files
  • Wanderlust
  • Hook
  • Mean Girls
  • American Pie
  • The Mentalist
  • The Mist
  • Hidalgo
  • Dharma & Greg
  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  • The Crown
  • Darkest Hour
  • Sabrina the Teenage Witch
  • The Notebook
  • The Fault in Our Stars
  • Blockers


Episode 70: Son of No One


Live from the Tatumverse, it’s Viewing Party! This week we watch Son of No One, a movie where Channing plays a cop with a mustache and that has the most spot-on customer reviews since The Fast and the Furious. In this episode we learn that Katie busted a cap (in her knee), Wesleigh gives this movie a more apropos tagline, and we’re super excited to get to #MagicMikeByChristmas

Show Notes

IMDb: The Son of No One (2011)
Rotten Tomatoes: 16%
Rated: R

Parks and Rec: Pushing Daisies, Nanette, The Bachelorette
The Projects
Harvey Milk
new Drake album
The Yellow Wallpaper
She’s the Man Channing flip phone gif:

SNL skit:

Amanda’s Picture Show A Go Go
Large Marge Sent Us
The Thirst

Shows/Movies Mentioned

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