January 11th, 2018 · 103 minutes
This week kicks off with follow-up on The Barkley Marathons and the totally bananas mental and physical capacity of endurance athletes.
Your hosts dive into an accidental mini-topic on the art of podcast titles and show notes. Merlin tries really hard, but John knows he can always do better.
The next mini-topic ends up being about who gets each of your hosts feeling starstruck. Merlin meets (yet) more of John’s heroes, and John’s not loving it. John isn’t sure what he has to say to anyone anyway, and Merlin tries to make the case for wholesomeness. John still has a little problem, but he’s working on it.
In this week's Spoiler Slot (starting at
1:04:39), your hosts discuss The Last Jedi.
(Recorded on Tuesday, January 2, 2018.)
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The main topic this week is ratings and reviews. John talks about how he drinks eagerly from the fire hose of product recommendations as well as sharing his perspective on how he thinks about his epic OS X reviews in retrospect.
The main topic is meeting your heroes. Who do you wish you could meet and why? What would you say to Steve Jobs in an elevator or Bill Murray on a plane? John marvels at Merlin’s comfort with his many celebrity connections, and Merlin gives some handy tips on not acting like a total creep.
Things wrap up with a meditation on Aimee Mann, the layers of performance, plus an important adjustment to Merlin’s ongoing directive for eventually introducing John to famous people.
Our (increasingly inaccurately named) team of rebel UK podcasters takes on “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.” Join us for another deep dive into the themes, performances, and surprises of the latest “Star Wars movie.” We promise not to mention Porgs until the very end!
As per holiday tradition at The Talk Show, a brief chat about Star Wars: The Last Jedi, with a cavalcade of special guests, including Guy English and John Siracusa.