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Larry is joined by Emmy Award-winning writer and director Craig Mazin to talk about his newest venture 'The Last of Us' on HBO. They begin their conversation by breaking down the synopsis of both the series and the popular video game it's based on while also touching on Craig's relationship with the two. Next, they discuss the obstacles and advanta…
 
This week we take a trip back in time as Dr Steve from Weird Medicine joins the show in an attempt to find the wimpiest song of all time. Can a not so subtle pedophile anthem beat the lamest representation of the hippie movement? You get to decide between: Gary Puckett: Young Girl vs Scott McKenzie: Are You Going to San Francisco Be sure to go to M…
 
Larry is joined by comedian and host of 'Pod Save America' and 'Lovett or Leave It', Jon Lovett. They begin their conversation by discussing the progressive network he co-founded, Crooked Media, and the tumultuous political landscape that inspired its genesis. Next, they dive into the nature of the political system and the success of some of its ar…
 
Larry is joined by journalist, Ringer contributor, and Academy Award–winning producer Van Lathan Jr. to discuss his book ‘Fat, Crazy, and Tired: Tales from the Trenches of Transformation.’ They start their conversation by reviewing some of their personal experiences from the past couple of years and discussing the importance of perseverance when na…
 
This fucking rap episode is all over the place. The guys went to way opposite ends of the spectrum to find out what is more annoying. A song paying tribute to a 40 year old dance, or a song about pedophilia by a woman who can't help herself from rapping about her pussy. Either way you get to decide between: Ouiwey Collins feat Bootsy Collins: Ickey…
 
It's time for a good ole' fashioned Country music showdown! Both Branden and Red bring songs from country music icons. But can a new song that tries to remove any part of country music from the song, oh and it has scat in yet, beat a song about a bunch of preachy bullshit with a surprise ending. You get to decide between: Shania Twain: Giddy Up vs …
 
Larry weighs in on the new year, the Speaker of the House race, and 'Harry & Meghan'. He is then joined by sports writer and analyst for ESPN's 'NFL Live', Mina Kimes. They begin their conversation by discussing the Damar Hamlin tragedy and the complications it presents, both institutionally within the NFL and ethically for the fanbase (11:17). The…
 
It's 2023 and that means a whole new season of terrible music to review! We decided to kick things off with some metal music to see what is more upsetting, a metal cover of a irritating earworm? Or when a metal icon goes soft to shine a light on homelessness? You get to decide between: Ten Masked Men: Blue vs Megadeth: Breadline…
 
It's the holidays and that can only mean one thing... Shitty Song of the Year!! Wait, we already did that. That means...oh shit. It's a fucking Christmas special. Join us and Delvin Cox as we go through way more holiday music than you could possibly imagine. We'll be back in 2023 with a whole new season of shit music to go through!…
 
Larry begins the pod by resharing a lovely discussion he had with his daughter Lauren from an episode in 2020 where they dissect the lyrical intricacies of "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and examine how the song has evolved over time. He's then joined by award-winning playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins to discuss his new television show 'K…
 
So we were trying to figure out what to do for the rest of the year. Now that Shitty Song of the Year is over how will we fill the rest of the weeks? And the R Kelly decided to drop a new album. Well they did take it offline so I'm not sure if he wanted it to come out. But I was able to get my hands on it before it went away and Red and I go throug…
 
Larry weighs on the recent anti-semitic rhetoric being advertised from celebrities like Kanye West, Kyrie Irving, and Dave Chapelle before answering some of your mailbag questions. He's then joined by television writer and producer Phil Rosenthal to discuss his new book 'Somebody Feed Phil the Book', which serves as a companion to his ongoing Netfl…
 
THIS IS IT!!! IT ALL ENDS HERE! Join myself, Red, Adam, Jodie, Pepper, Mike, Teresa, Delvin and Myster Magenta as we go through the final 14 and determine which song is truly the Shitty Song of the Year. Friendships are tested as decisions are made and songs get whittled away. Also someone pulls a gun on our judges. All ending in a way that will tr…
 
Larry is joined by television personality and journalist Cari Champion. They start their conversation by discussing her new venture, 'The Cari Champion Show' on Amazon Prime Video. They then pivot to the controversial Jerry Jones photo, Lebron James's subsequent comments, and the journalistic double standards that arise in these instances (5:37). N…
 
It's the most wonderful time of the year! That's right it's time for the 2022 Shitty Song of the Year showdown! Join myself, Red, Teresa, Jodie B, Adam, Pepper, Mike, Delvin, Myster Magenta and Karl as we go through the top 28 shit songs of the year and see which ones can move past the first round. We also hand out some special awards for songs tha…
 
Larry is joined by writer and filmmaker Elvis Mitchell to discuss his new documentary on Netflix, 'Is That Black Enough For You?!?', which focuses on the unsung heroes of African-American cinema during the 1960s and '70s. They begin their conversation by talking about the genesis of the project and some of the legendary actors who serve as inspirat…
 
Its our final match up for the year and we decided to make it a wildcard episode! Branden brought a rap song with the most overuse of samples in the history of music. And Red brought hard rock cultural appropriation with mild tokenism. Can you decide which is worse? Because we have a hard time figuring it out. You get to decide between: Brian Wilso…
 
Larry weighs in on 'Reasonable Doubt', the midterm elections, and Herschel Walker. He's then joined by acclaimed writer and filmmaker Nelson George to discuss his new documentary 'Say Hey, Willie Mays!' on HBO.(18:12) They begin their conversation by detailing Nelson's beginnings as a young baseball fan in New York and talking about Willie Mays's i…
 
Larry is joined by Pulitzer Prize–winning writer Jon Meacham at the Gloria Kaufman Performing Arts Center for Live Talks LA to discuss his book 'And There Was Light: Abraham Lincoln and the American Struggle'. They begin their conversation by talking about why Meacham wanted to write the book and detailing Lincoln's challenges in regards to slavery…
 
Things are about to get strange as we go through what we call "Avant Garde" Rock. Branden wanted to try killing one more of his babies while Teresa from the new show "Story For a Song" decided to bring the retarded offshoot of a previous winner. Can a 6 minute cluster fuck of pretentious chaos beat a song written by people with the mental capabilit…
 
Larry is joined by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Fisher Stevens and Emmy Award-winning producer and director Karim Amer to discuss their new documentary 'The Lincoln Project' on Showtime. They begin their conversation by talking about the genesis of the powerful media group of the same name as well as the primary players and inspiration for the f…
 
Let's talk rap, it sucks. Let me rephrase that, this weeks rap sucks. Holy shit this is a rough one. Branden brings a song that could possibly be good, if everything about it wasn't terrible. And Red brings a song believed to be "self censored" and full of mixed messages and weird voices. You get to decide between: Acid Souljah: Ok Yea!!! vs Madchi…
 
Larry is joined by Academy and Emmy Award-winning writer and director Travon Free to discuss his new documentary '38 at the Garden' on HBO. They begin the conversation by sharing why he wanted to make the film and how it exposes the limitations society places on a particular narrative or stereotype, in this case Jeremy Lin's struggle to prove his w…
 
This get heavy and oddly weird this week as we go through I guess you could call it rock. Branden brought a song that goes in every direction possible in the worst way, and Red brings something incredibly dull, repetitive and full of whispering. It's all complete bullshit but you get to decide between: Kim Dracula: Make Me Famous vs Parkway Drive: …
 
Larry is joined by Kerry Washington and Raamla Mohamed, the producers and creators of the new Hulu legal drama 'Reasonable Doubt'. They begin their conversation by explaining how the show got its start, the intricacies of writing its complex characters, and the expert casting of lead actress Emayatzy Corinealdi. Next, Raamla and Kerry share their e…
 
It's time that we take a moment to highlight a couple celebrities who think they can make music. Myster Magenta once again joins the show to see if bad production can beat lazy song writing. Can the worst example of auto tune beat something that a literal retard might be responsible for? It's the battle of the vapid cum dumpsters as we go through: …
 
Larry weighs in on the political landscape heading into the midterms, the Dobbs decision, and the definition of personhood. He's then joined by Emmy Award-winning actress Sheryl Lee Ralph to talk about the new ABC series 'Abbott Elementary'. They start their conversation by talking about the emotions Sheryl felt when she won Outstanding Supporting …
 
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