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Songs of the Summer Mixtape Draft, Part 2

Read Part 1 Dan We’re halfway through our summer songs fantasy draft, and I have to say my thoughts on my roster are a mixture of delight and disappointment. Curiously, it seems our early picks were the least competitive, most strident with each other: You certainly could have waited several rounds to nab “Let Me…

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The Earn This Podcast, Episode 20: Reviewing The Martian

Download link (you may have to right click and “Save As”) Shortly after The Martian debuted, I sat down with my buddy Matt to talk about the film: what works and what is underwhelming. Given its recent Oscar nominations, including for Best Picture (!) — here’s our discussion. Notes/corrections: “In space, no one can hear you scream”…

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The Earn This Podcast, Episode 19: Terrapin Beers

Download link (you may have to right click and “Save As”) For our winter outing of the Earn This Beercast, Mike took the reins as emcee and beer selector. He brought a whopping eight beers from his favorite brewery, Terrapin Beer Company in Athens, GA. Listen as Mike tests Dan and Colton’s palate. In turn,…

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2015: The Year in Superlatives

Most Overrated Movie: Spotlight Grant says: The kind of movie that always gets overpraised. Chronicling the exposure of the sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church in the early 2000s, Spotlight is a ‘talky’ without particularly good dialogue, which is a bit of an issue. It also feels dated (imagine if ‘Margin Call’ or ‘The Social…

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The Earn This Podcast, Episode 15: Beer!

Download link (you may have to right click and “Save As”) Beer is a wonderful thing. And, lucky for us, we have a resident beer enthusiast on staff: Colton. Intrigued by what he had to teach us, Mike (ETCast newcomer) and I sat down for a competition of beer tasting as prepared by Colton, who…

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The Earn This Podcast, Episode 14: Reviewing Inside Out

Download link (you may have to right click and “Save As”) Kevin and I sat down to review Pixar’s latest, Inside Out, wondering where it ranks among Pixar’s filmography and in the scheme of recent animated films. We discuss some of the things that tie Pete Docter’s movies together and look forward to The Good Dinosaur.

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The Earn This Podcast, Episode 13: The Legend of Korra

Download link (you may have to right click and “Save As”) Just a bit after the conclusion of the fantastic The Legend of Korra, Brian and I sat down to discuss the show, how it compares to Avatar, and how the different seasons compare to each other. Though a bit delayed, our opinions still ring…