Episode 35: Fighting

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We take a break from birthday picks to revisit the Tatumverse is this week's movie, the predictable and forgettable Fighting. This episode features your hosts' thoughts on recent Lion King and LOTR announcements, that Twilight side-story novella, a tangent that somehow ends up at pickle soup recipes, and our favorite non-manatee animal, Fiona the Baby Hippo!

Show Notes

IMDb: Fighting (2009)
Rotten Tomatoes: 39%
Rated: PG-13

Park & Rec: Stranger Things 2
Twilight side-book: The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner
Billy in Stranger Things / Rob Lowe in St. Elmo’s Fire:

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Amazon’s LOTR announcement
Pickle Soup recipe
Lion King live action cast list:


Not Sponsored by The Tilted Kilt
Harry Potter vs. Hippopotamus:

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Fiona the Hippo at the Cincy zoo
Christian historical romance about pirates (there's an entire genre!)
Channing's Dick Graze video:

Let’s Get Married by Bleachers:

person accidentally reads HP fanfic
Why the Lizzie McGuire style font for the titles??:

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Shows/Movies Mentioned

  • Pretty Woman
  • Fight Club
  • Million Dollar Baby
  • Game of Thrones
  • St. Elmo’s Fire
  • Rick & Morty
  • Riverdale
  • Titanic
  • Dear Evan Hanson
  • Sharknado
  • Aladdin
  • Horton Hears a Who
  • New Girl

Episode 34: Stranger Than Fiction


We're continuing Wesleigh's birthday month with another favorite movie of hers: Stranger Than Fiction! In this episode we discuss the current rash of Hollywood abuse scandals, comedic actors in serious roles, Wesleigh's dream of a Jeff Goldblum/Stanley Tucci talk show, and Katie's recent viewing of Thor: Ragnarok. Plus manatees!

INSTA: pressed penny collection
talk of the current influx of abuse allegations
Wesleigh dreams of a Goldblum/Tucci show
“little did he know”

Show Notes

IMDb: Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
Rotten Tomatoes: 72%
Rated: PG-13

Peggy & Stan phone scene from Mad Men:

Manatee Awareness Month
Columbus Zoo and Aquarium’s manatee rehab program
comedy bang bang ep w/ scott aukerman’s stepdad
Park and Rec: Stranger Things 2, Thor: Ragnarock
Literary Disco
Netflix /House of Cards / Kevin Spacey
article: fictional president being held to higher standard than actual president
John Oliver on the Harvey Weinstein scandal:

Monsters, Inc. "put that thing back where it came from":


Watchmen stars quote:


Jeff Goldblum rates tattoos of himself:

Tony Hale on the Relevant Podcast
Elizabeth Gilbert’s TED talk:

Stoner by John Williams
Columbus Podcast Festival - Taking submissions!

Shows/Movies Mentioned

  • Westworld
  • Star Wars: The Last Jedi
  • My Friend Dahmer
  • House of Cards
  • Monsters, Inc.
  • Watchmen
  • The Master
  • What We Do in the Shadows
  • The Graduate
  • Arrested Development
  • The Heat
  • Stepbrothers
  • Talledega Nights:
  • Eternal Sunshine
  • 23
  • The Truman Show
  • LOTR
  • Ghostbusters (2016)
  • Flight of the Concords
  • New Girl
  • Hello My Name is Doris


Episode 33: Fight Club


We're celebrating Wesleigh's birthday this month with her favorite movies! First up is the film that everyone is confused to hear she loves: Fight Club. In this episode we discover Katie's calling as a morning zoo deejay, learn the Tyler Durden-iest thing to happen at Wesleigh's college, reminisce about MySpace, and have a mini existential crisis on air.

Show Notes

IMDb: Fight Club (1999)
Rotten Tomatoes: 79%
Rated: R

Willy Wonka / 7 deadly sins
“golden ticket” being added to the dictionary
Park & Rec: Notorious (1946), Mindhunter
Key scene from Notorious:

Pam as Charlie Chaplin / Hitler:

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Hello Kitty
My Favorite Murder podcast
“What would your Tyler Durden be?”
Avery paper labels with Tyler’s name:


Starbuck cups snuck into scenes
Tyler’s warning on the DVD:


Jared Leto as Jordan Catalano:


Shows/Movies Mentioned

  • Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
  • The Office
  • LOTR
  • Rocket Man
  • You’ve Got Mail
  • Inglorious Bastards
  • Veggie Tales
  • PInnochio
  • Shrek
  • Spring Awakening
  • Frozen
  • Looking
  • The Passion of the Christ
  • Cinderella
  • Chocolat
  • The Sixth Sense
  • Mr. Brooks
  • The Fifth Element
  • My So-Called Life
  • Gone Girl

Episode 32: What Lies Beneath w/ Hannah


Join us for a spooky episode this week as Viewing Party celebrates Halloween by watching What Lies Beneath with scary movie fan (and Katie's sister) Hannah! Hear us talk about gaslighting, describe our own near-break-in experiences, and have an extended discussion of Harrison’s chest hair.

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Meet our guest, Hannah!

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

Show Notes

IMDb: What Lies Beneath (2000)
Rotten Tomatoes: 46%
Rated: PG-13

Justin Trudeau’s socks via NYT
“try to make me dead” = attempted murder
Hot Dad Bod
Daryl Hanna / the name Madison / Splash
Tom Hanks’ twitter
Gaslighting / Gaslight (1944 film)
The Fartcast
Ohio State Reformatory / Blood Prison
Cedar Point
Hitchcocktober at Gateway Film Center
Columbus Podcast Festival: Submissions in November (TBD)

Shows/Movies Mentioned

  • Star Wars
  • Texas Chainsaw Massacre
  • Freaky Friday
  • Psycho
  • The Princess Bride
  • The Ring
  • Splash
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • Get Out
  • Enough
  • Happy Days
  • The Room
  • Veggie Tales
  • Shawshank Redemption
  • Air Force One
  • Paranormal Activity
  • Jurassic Park
  • 21 Jump Street
  • Doctor Who
  • Signs
  • The Walking Dead
  • The Price is Right
  • The Birds
  • The Grudge
  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Sinister movie series
  • Big Eyes
  • Gone Girl
  • The Nightmare Before Christmas

Episode 31: La La Land w/ Bob


Cue the synchronized dancing: this week Viewing Party talks La La Land with friend of the podcast, Bob! During this episode we discuss our favorite and least favorite scenes, pitch SNL, accuse Katie of making out with a member of KISS, and look at more random photos on Wesleigh’s phone. Now with more high-fives than any other episode!


Meet our guest, Bob!

Longtime friend of the pod Bob joins us this week for La La Land! You can follow him on Instagram at @rorofoshow or Snapchat at rorof0show.

Improv: Epicenter Event Space, Oct. 31 7:30-10:30

Show Notes

IMDb: La La Land (2016)
Rotten Tomatoes: 92%
Rated: PG-13

Not sponsored by Focus on the Family
Park and Recs: Bob DOESN’T rec Iron Fist or The Mummy, does rec The Big Sick
If famous directors made tasty recipe videos:

Wesleigh’s pot roast Snapchat video
Jasper Fforde books - The Eyre Affair
Alejandro González Iñárritu
Harrison Ford punched Ryan Gosling in the face (GQ article):


MBMBaM “good job” horn + Lin-Manuel’s double beep hand gestures
Synecdoche: term for a word that is a part that represents a larger whole
Channing in Hail, Ceasar!:

Shows/Movies Mentioned

  • Fight Club
  • Star Wars
  • LOTR
  • The Princess Bride
  • Jerry McGuire
  • Crazy Stupid Love
  • Battle in Seattle
  • Snakes on a Plane
  • IT
  • UP
  • Birdman
  • Mortal Combat
  • The Revenant
  • Babel
  • Aloha
  • Blade Runner 2049
  • West Side Story
  • flash mob show with Howie Mandel
  • What Would You Do?
  • Spider-Man
  • Hard Candy
  • Mary Poppins
  • The Notebook
  • Whiplash
  • Anchorman
  • Inception
  • This Means War
  • The Dark Knight Rises
  • Parks and Recreations
  • Hail, Caesar!
  • Silver Linings Playbook


Episode 30: Stop-Loss


This week on Viewing Party, we’re back in the Tatumverse as we discuss Stop-Loss, a film about the toll of the Iraq war on young soldiers in the 2000s. In this episode we try to follow the plot of this film, read you the majority of a Wikipedia page and talk about a terrible movie with a talking skateboard. Bonus: Katie makes the argument for your hosts sharing a husband!

Show Notes

IMDb: Stop-Loss (2008)
Rotten Tomatoes: 64%
Rated: R

Ned Flanders band Okilly Dokilly
Overdue podcast - Skateboard Tough
Kenyon and MVNU
James Franco movie The Disaster Artist
Ryan Lochte + Michael Phelps = Ryan Phillippe
stop-loss policy
Not Sponsored by The Book of Mormon
MTV Films
Jamie Dornan - “charismatic as a bag of wilted iceberg lettuce” by John Oliver
Timothy Olyphant reminds Katie of Billy Bob Thornton
FB meme:

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Columbus Cares with Travis Kendal and Katie Thomas
Lintoberfest on Hamilcast
Amanda’s Picture Show a Go-Go

Shows/Movies Mentioned

  • The Simpsons
  • Skateboard Kid
  • The Room
  • McGee and Me
  • Hannah Montana
  • Skateboard Kid 2
  • The Disaster Artist
  • Spring Breakers
  • The Bling Ring
  • Dora the Explorer
  • The Book of Mormon
  • Beavis and Butthead Do America
  • Jackass: The Movie
  • Napoleon Dynamite
  • Freedom Writers
  • Save the Last Dance
  • Aeon Flux
  • Joe’s Apartment
  • Varsity Blues
  • Election
  • The Wood
  • Zoolander
  • The Fighting Temptations
  • Coach Carter
  • The longest Yard
  • Hustle and Flow
  • Murderball
  • Blades of Glory
  • How She Move
  • Footloose (new)
  • The Foot Fist Way
  • Hansel and Gretel  
  • Return to Sender
  • Robot Chicken
  • 50 Shades of Gray
  • Justified
  • Fargo
  • NCIS
  • Saving Private Ryan
  • Zero Dark Thirty


Episode 29: Shrek


Join Viewing Party as we watch a film that is a Smash Mouth film incarnate: Shrek! This animated tale that every millennial has memorized leads to conversations on idealized relationships, body image representation, and which John Cusack is better, teen heartthrob or dreamy adult? Also, Katie sings great theme songs and Wesleigh rants about a font!

Show Notes

IMDb: Shrek (2001)
Rotten Tomatoes: 88%
Rated: PG

skirts over pants phase
Cleveland Museum of Art
Park and Rec: Melissa McCarthy on SNL, Papyrus skit on SNL, Made of Honor

Not sponsored by Family Video
“let me just say: this movie opens and closes with montages set to Smash Mouth. That’s all you need to know about this movie.”
Montage of Nicholas Cage screaming
Shrek! by William Steig
Drunk Disney on YouTube
Sponsored by Parfaits
Super 'extra' Fabergé green tomato stamp moistener (it's made of jade and diamonds!)

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Bad Reputation by Joan Jett:

TV Guardian
Columbus Podcast Festival

Shows/Movies Mentioned

  • Thoroughly Modern Millie
  • Midnight in Paris
  • Avatar
  • The Notebook
  • Lars and the Real Girl
  • Made of Honor
  • Leap Year
  • Decoy Bride
  • Down With Love
  • Star Wars II: Attack of the Clones
  • Moulin Rouge
  • Bridget Jones’ Diary
  • Star Wars I: The Phantom Menace
  • Big Fish
  • Star Wars III: Revenge of the Sith
  • Must Love Dogs
  • Train wreck
  • Forgetting Sarah Marshall
  • Shrek the Halls
  • Beauty and the Beast Christmas special
  • Sing
  • Ice Age
  • The Croods
  • Dexter
  • The Princess Bride
  • Monsters Inc.
  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  • Shrek 2
  • The Little Mermaid
  • Sleeping Beauty
  • Cinderella
  • The Breakfast Club
  • IT
  • Family Guy

Episode 28: Midnight in Paris


Travel back in time with Viewing Party as we cover Midnight in Paris! This episode has a lot of tangents, starting with Wesleigh having a Super Monday and Katie swallowing a bug, and gets more entertaining from there. We also discuss oversized clothing, idealized history, cats, our love for Kathy Bates, and give our weekly Park and Recs.

Show Notes

IMDb: Midnight in Paris (2011)
Rotten Tomatoes: 93%
Rated: PG-13

Park and Rec: Bojack Horseman, Glow, Kingsman, American Vandal, Lady Gaga documentary
Allison Brie
Fat Guy in a Little Coat:

Jimmy in Shaq’s jacket:


Colin Firth
Taron Egerton
Owen Wilson: Not Matthew McConaughey
Characters: Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald, Cole Porter, Josephine Baker, Pablo Picasso, Luis Brunel, T.S. Eliot, Ernest Hemingway, Gertrude Stein, Salvador Dali, Toulouse Latrec, Edgar Degas, Henri Matisse, Paul Gauguin,
Hemingway is Toxic Masculinity personified
we love Kathy Bates
Marion Cotillard in Vogue
What time period do you idealize?
New podcast coming in October: Columbus Cares w/ Katie and Travis

Shows/Movies Mentioned

  • Mad Men
  • Community
  • 5 Year Engagement
  • Kingsman: The Golden Circle
  • Logan Lucky
  • The Hateful Eight
  • Step Up 2
  • IT
  • Kingsman: The Secret Service
  • Spider-Man: Homecoming
  • Cars
  • The Notebook
  • The Vow
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarves
  • Marley & Me
  • Zoolander
  • Night at the Museum
  • Wedding Crashers
  • Scott Pilgrim
  • Dan in Real Life
  • The Newsroom
  • Dragonfly
  • Misery
  • Hamilton
  • Inception
  • Ratatouille
  •  X-Men: Days of Future Past
  • Titanic
  • Doctor Strange
  • Atonement
  • Whose Line is it Anyway?
  • Garden State
  • Elizabeth Town
  • The Great Gatsby
  • LOTR
  • Harry Potter
  • Westworld
  • Public Enemies
  • Downton Abbey