Episode 27: A Very Groban Minisode

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It's time for another Very Special Minisode! We've had some life changes going on outside the podcast, so, this week, enjoy an outtake from our Anastasia episode where were take a long tangent to discuss a certain curly-haired kiddo.

Josh's #HamForAll video via his Twitter @joshgroban

Episode 26: Forgetting Sarah Marshall


Viewing Party heads to where the weather outside is weather and discusses the '08 Jason Segel comedy, Forgetting Sarah Marshall! In this episode Katie and Wesleigh discuss spoilers, Russell Brand's manbun, puppet musicals, body type representation in Hollywood, and how many Channings equal one John Cena.

Show Notes

IMDb: Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
Rotten Tomatoes: 85%
Rated: R

Kristen Bell
Anna Faris
Kristen + Dax appliance commercials
Parks and Rec: Insecure, Veep, Stranger Things 2
Tony Hale on Relevant Podcast
Russell Brand’s man bun:


CSI: Miami theme (Won’t Get Fooled Again by The Who)
“A Taste for Love” the Dracula puppet musical
Starkid Productions
Katie's Drake reference:

The Hamilcast interviews Lin Manuel! #LadyPodSquad

Shows/Movies Mentioned

  • Frozen
  • House Bunny
  • Insecure
  • Fright Night
  • Black Mirror
  • 30 Rock
  • Mad Men
  • Arthur (cartoon)
  • Arrested Development
  • Stranger Things
  • Breaking Bad
  • When Harry Met Sally
  • Doctor Who
  • CSI
  • NCIS
  • Saved!
  • Trainwreck
  • Van Helsing
  • Les Miserables
  • The Muppet Movie (2011)
  • Flight of the Concords
  • The Muppet Movie 2
  • The Muppet Show (2015?)
  • Avenue Q
  • Law and Order: SVU
  • NCIS: LA
  • The Incredibles
  • iCarly
  • The Langoliers
  • She’s the Man
  • Spy
  • Elizabethtown
  • LOTR
  • Wet Hot American Summer
  • Flavor of Love
  • Beauty and the Geek
  • A Wrinkle in Time
  • The Mindy Project
  • The Office
  • The Magic School Bus (now on Netflix)


Episode 25: Step Up 2: The Streets


It’s time to return to the Tatumverse … just barely. This week Viewing Party tackles Step Up 2, which touts Channing, but greatly disappoints, and not just because he only has about 8 minutes of screen time. Aside from bemoaning this movie, Katie and Wesleigh talk about current terrible weather, the weird cell phones of the mid-2000s, and, after discussing the new IT, discover a red balloon in Katie’s bedroom!

Show Notes

IMDb: Step Up 2: The Streets (2008)
Rotten Tomatoes: 27%
Rated: PG-13

Gateway Film Center’s Cult 101 series
American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
Park & Recs: American Psycho
American Psycho titles:

American Psycho The Musical - Cards

Hamilton “eye of a hurricane”:

IT by Stephen King
Sidekick phones from 2008
LG Chocolate phone
Not Sponsored by UGG
Boggart from Harry Potter
Katie Styles Columbus on Instagram

Shows/Movies Mentioned

  • Pitch Perfect
  • American Psycho
  • IT (2017)
  • IT (1990 mini-series)
  • Stranger Things
  • Step Up 3
  • The Lego Movie
  • Community
  • Pretty in Pink
  • Battle for Seattle
  • Battle Royale
  • Harry Potter
  • Newsies
  • Atonement
  • Penelope
  • The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Episode 24: The Princess Diaries


BONUS! Listen to a special playlist based on this episode on Spotify!

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Viewing Party revisits the early 00s with a feel-good teen girl favorite: The Princess Diaries! In this episode Katie does a LOT of voices, we learn what it takes to turn Wesleigh British, and discuss dreamsicles, high-end Gordo, the key to perfect chocolate chip cookies, and the fact that Tim Burton never learns a lesson. Also, we introduce a new segment we name on the spot!

Show Notes

IMDb: The Princess Diaries (2001)
Rotten Tomatoes: 47%
Rated: G

Shut Up and Listen podcast by Heather Matarazzo
Not Sponsored by pillows
Weird Al - Livin' with a Hernia

Park & Recs: Insecure, The Good Place
Not Sponsored by Domino’s
The Perfect List:

  • Julie Andrews
  • Cate Blanchett
  • Kate Winslet
  • Emma Thompson
  • Robin Wright

Julie Andrews on Colbert (see left)
Not Sponsored by Breathe Right Strips
Life lesson: princesses never cross their legs, they cross their ankles
Planet of the Apes podcast? - We found one! Podcast of the Apes
Weird fashion on Lizzie McGuire
*NSYNC - Bye Bye Bye

Robert Schwartzman (Michael) is Jason Schwartzman’s little brother
Rooney - When Did Your Heart Go Missing?

Jason Mraz - Waiting for My Rocket to Come
Shonda Rhimes (Screenplay for sequel)
All American Rejects - Dirty Little Secret

If Jason Schwartzman was playing Jared Leto in a movie it would be Robert
"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." - Eleanor Roosevelt
The Cutaways podcast

Shows/Movies Mentioned

  • Tammy and the T-Rex
  • Accepted
  • The Great British Bake Off
  • Downtown Abbey
  • iRobot
  • Game of Thrones
  • Tim Burton’s Batman
  • Conquest of the Planet of the Apes
  • Sofia the First
  • My Little Pony
  • A Walk to Remember
  • Saved!
  • Lizzie McGuire
  • Legally Blonde: The Musical
  • Cinderella
  • Sabrina the Teenage Witch
  • Wolf of Wall Street
  • Ferris Beuller’s Day Off
  • The Office
  • Princess Diaries 2
  • Into the Woods
  • Les Miserables
  • Mean Girls
  • Harry Potter
  • Aladdin
  • Across the Universe
  • The Virgin Suicides
  • Chasing Liberty


Episode 23: RocketMan


We wrap up Katie’s month-long birthday celebration with a favorite movie from her childhood: RocketMan, a space comedy HBO describes as a “zany slapstick farce."
In this episode we compare this to its obvious equivilent, The Martian, google math problems and request info from NASA, learn about Katie's newfound magical butt powers and learn that friends don’t leave friends behind - even when they’re chimps. (Sorry for the loud scratchy noises! Our current recording set up is very good at making blankets sound loud and crunchy. We don't get it, either.)

Show Notes

IMDb: RocketMan (1997)
Rotten Tomatoes: 24%
Rated: PG

Wizard World Comic Con
David Tennant
Catherine Tate
John Barrowman

Katie, John, and Kristiane

Katie, John, and Kristiane

Lou Ferrigno
6 Degrees to Kevin Bacon
Harland Williams
Gary Sinise
Don Knotts
Jim Carrey
3-2-1 Penguins! and the 2001 Election (see episode 2 description)
Elijah Wood on Yo Gabba Gabba:

Robert Schwartzman / Rooney

Shows/Movies Mentioned

  • Doctor Who
  • Finding Nemo
  • The Little Mermaid
  • Hamilton
  • Harry Potter
  • LOTR
  • Princess Diaries
  • Sausage Party
  • Annoying Orange
  • The Kid
  • First Kid
  • The Martian
  • Interstellar
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • Toy Story
  • Earnest movies
  • Titanic
  • Battle of Seattle
  • Saturday Night Live
  • Employee of the Month
  • Dumb and Dumber
  • Mrs. Doubtfire
  • Pee Wee’s Playhouse
  • Veggie Tales
  • 3-2-1 Penguins
  • Killer Clowns from Out Space
  • IT
  • Nacho Libre
  • The Holiday
  • Yo Gabba Gabba
  • The Lego Movie
  • The Big Sick
  • Jackie
  • Don’t Think Twice
  • Community
  • Wet Hot American Summer: 10 Years Later
  • Wet Hot American Summer series
  • Frazier
  • The Experimenter
  • Wonder Woman
  • Princess Diaries 2
  • Jimmy Neutron movie
  • Elizabethtown
  • Logan Lucky
  • 21 Jump Street
  • Bob’s Burgers

Episode 22: LOTR: The Fellowship of the Ring w/ Kate


IT'S KATIE'S BIRTHDAY! We're celebrating her birth all month, and today we're watching her most favorite movie, The Fellowship of the Ring. In this episode we call in Katie's cousin Kate — the Frodo to her Samwise — to bask in the the glorious awkwardness of their love for Elijah Wood, discuss what weapons we'd want for a quest, and hear exactly why they couldn't just take the eagles to Mt. Doom.


Meet our guest, Kate!

Kate is Katie's cousin and longtime fellow fangirl of Lord of the Rings. You can follow her on Instagram at @katiemadesthings and on Twitter at @CosmetologyKate

Show Notes

IMDb: Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)
Rotten Tomatoes: 91%
Rated: PG-13

The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien
Tolkein: The Illustrated Encyclopedia by David Day
The Art of the Fellowship of the Ring by Gary Russel
The Languages of Tolkien’s Middle Earth by Ruth Noel
Elijah Wood
Smashing Pumpkins
Froyo Dabbins
Dune by Frank Herbert
Fellowship of the Ring Soundtrack

Shows/Movies Mentioned

  • Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius
  • Gladiator
  • Titanic
  • Tangled
  • Pop Up Videos
  • The Hobbit
  • SpongeBob Squarepants  
  • Harry Potter
  • Games of Thrones
  • Precious
  • Superman
  • Pretty Woman

Episode 21: You've Got Mail

We're celebrating Katie's birthday by watching her favorite movies all month! First up is perfect movie You've Got Mail, the Hanks/Ryan rom-com classic. In this episode we'll discuss sub-par guacamole, AIM, our favorite movie sidekick, Katie's love for Greg Kinnear, and the one question this movie left us with: Exactly how *did* Joe Fox get internet on a boat in 1998?

Show Notes

IMDb: You’ve Got Mail (1998)
Rotten Tomatoes: 69%
Rated: PG

Snooty the manatee
not sponsored by Yabos Tacos
Ask Jeeves (Why Everyone Stopped Asking Jeeves)
Relient K forums (RelientKatie)
Columbus Underground
Steve Zahn!!
Nora Ephron
Kumail Nanjiani on rom-coms (on Pulp Culture Happy Hour)
the McConaissance
Columbus ComicCon
You've Got Mail / The Shop Around the Corner Side-by-Side:

Shows/Movies Mentioned

  • The Shop Around the Corner (1940)
  • Trainwreck
  • The IT Crowd
  • Sleepless in Seattle
  • When Harry Met Sally
  • The Godfather
  • Dexter
  • Crazy Stupid Love
  • La La Land
  • Gangster Squad
  • Baby Driver
  • Drive
  • Aloha
  • Up in the Air
  • The Big Sick
  • Princess Diaries
  • Step Up
  • Save the Last Dance
  • Life as We Know It
  • Knocked Up
  • 27 Dresses
  • Failure to Launch
  • National Treasure
  • How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
  • Sahara
  • A Wonderful Life
  • In the Good Old Summertime (1949)
  • Brigadoon
  • High Fidelity

Episode 20: Battle in Seattle

We return to the Tatumverse for Battle in Seattle, a movie that is not an action flick, as we expected, but instead a film based on actual events that happened in the late '90s that neither of us had ever heard of. Things take a serious turn in this episode as we do our best to have an intelligent and informed conversation about protests, police brutality, censored journalism, patriotism, and how 9/11 shaped millennials. Also: Katie does laundry, finds a knife in her couch (??), and her sister Hannah cameos!

Show Notes

IMDb: Battle in Seattle (2007)
Rotten Tomatoes: 55% 🤢
Rated: R

"Hokay, here's the earth..."

NFL player Kaepernick's protests
'68 Olympics Black Power salute
Arab Spring / Twitter real time unfiltered updates
9/11 as the day millennials grew up / Wesleigh's blog post from 2011
Stonewall Riots
Amanda’s Picture Show a GoGo

Shows/Movies Mentioned

  • Anastasia
  • The Little Mermaid
  • The Big Short
  • Demolition Man
  • LOTR
  • The Princess Bride
  • Dexter
  • Game of Thrones
  • National Treasure
  • The Most Hated Woman in America
  • MILK
  • Forrest Gump
  • Die Hard
  • Suffragette