A weekly podcast where Nando, DJ, and Diggins analyze a piece of pop culture by looking exclusively at the details.
Looking at popular media with jaded eyes and then telling you everthing that's wrong with it.
Completed series include: The Transformers, Beast Wars, Beast Machines, and Prime. Movie reviews include: Transformers The Movie, Bumblebee, Transformers, and Revenge Of The Fallen.
A media analysis podcast in which hosts Allison and Julia discuss modern media (including TV & film, books, and music) that depicts the Ancient Mediterranean world, its peoples, and its stories. We're here to have a good time, not to nitpick accuracy, but we've got a thing or two to teach, too.
Co-hosts Paul and Andy have one mission, to leave no nit left unpicked! Each episode they choose one piece of pop culture, ranging from movies to music videos to cultural phenomenons and do their damnedest to nitpick the hell out of it.
From jerkin it at work, to takin your shirt off on a plane, to "Am I an Asshole?" We have the answer for all of society's pressing questions. Oh and sometimes we talk about TV. New episodes every other Friday!
Where we take the avant-garde 60s television series, look at it with jaded eyes, and then tell you everything that's wrong with it.
Where we take a beloved part of the Star Trek franchise, look at it with jaded eyes, and then tell you everything that's wrong with it.
Where we take the beloved sci-fi series, look at it with jaded eyes, and then tell you everything that's wrong with it.
Welcome to The daily jingle, where I do whatever I damn well please. I criticize, nitpick, and start ranting about something no one cares about
Gil (17) & Wil (46) take turns to debrief on their little and not-so-little niggles in life. Categorized as 'comedy' because 'comedy??' wasn't an option, and 'society & culture' seems like a biiiiig stretch. Trigger warning: Low production values.
Talking about training, tactics, tools, and more in an uncensored environment, free from bureaucratic red tape so that we can bring you the most possible value.
In todays climate, it feels increasingly difficult to be authentic. Well, for some people. Every week, join dsyfuntional (and sometimes neurotic) best friends Emma & Josiah as they navigate mental health, discuss current events, debate the pros and cons of todays culture, and nitpick the people around them. If you have ever felt like you're struggling to be yourself, need a laugh, or just need another person to hate, this is the place to be. Trust us, your therpaist will love it.
We find commercials really interesting, and often hilariously or tragically out of touch, so join us as we nitpick the hell of out the mammoth industry of advertising. Every week on Pop Up, Dillon Wall (filmmaker) and Daniel Lanza Rivers (scholar and critic in cultural studies) watch a commercial, and then put it under the proverbial microscope. The show is often salient, and always entertaining... because for an industry built on knowing what we want, advertising sure gets it wrong a lot. G ...
Specializing in movies, comics, games, toys, gadgets, and whatever else we enjoy.
A podcast about pop culture, life, writing, food, and whatever else catches our attention.
Every performer who's ever been on the road has at least one bizarro story that could have been pulled straight from the iconic music mockumentary, This is Spinal Tap. Co-hosts Allen Keller and Alex Hofmann delve deep into their guests’ harrowing, humbling, and hilarious Spinal Tap Moments uncovering universal truths along the way. (Although it would be as great as having armadillos in our trousers, this podcast is not affiliated with This is Spinal Tap and no person or entity connected with ...
JJ Redick of New Orleans Pelicans interviews some of the biggest names in basketball—including his teammates!—and many other celebrities. It’s an inside look at life in the NBA and conversations with people who interest Redick and his co-host, Tommy Alter, the most.
Lara and Matthew Keaton candidly discuss learning to parent children on the autism spectrum and navigating life in a busy, blended family. The show tackles the struggle to find a daily rhythm, the learning opportunities that come with disabilities, and the absolute need for snuggle time and sweatpants. Common topics include re-learning the things we thought we knew about kids, finding time for ourselves, and learning from (frequent) mistakes. If you want to feel a little less crazy in an inc ...
Man, it's getting hot. Hot. Hot. I said, man it's getting hot. Hot. Hot. It's getting hotter, and hotter. Man it's getting hot. Hot. Gettin' hot around here. It's a meltdown. It's a meltdown. Find Paul and John on Twitter. Full episode archiveBy John Sobey and Paul MacPherson
It's 2022! So let's spend the first podcast of the year talking about last year! This week Nando, DJ, and Diggins review the worst year ever and speculate about what will probably be the worst year ever. Who know? Maybe things will be good.
The endless slog towards Azati Prime continues as Doctor Phlox is left all alone in a poor retelling of Voyager's episode One.By Dan Ravipinto and Neil McGarry
In this episode we discuss Percy Jackson book 3: The Titan's Curse. Featuring: both-sides-ism, a small amount of complaining about philosophy professors, and a pitch for casting Aphrodite. Also, we call Rick Riordan out for fridging. We continue to have mad nostalgic fun with these episodes. Content warnings: Mild profanity Discussion of violence a…
While Prowl struggles to find his place in this new world, Megatron awakes from his slumber. Find Paul and John on Twitter. Full episode archiveBy John Sobey and Paul MacPherson
Once you take your skill set or your craft full time as an instructor, how much time do you devote to actually practicing your craft? Well, it's a question with quite a few variables in its answer. I hope you enjoy the discussion! Patreon.com/UTAC UncensoredTactical.com/coursesBy UTAC
The Autobots have become a welcome addition to Detroit just as Starscream arrives on Earth in search of the Allspark. Find Paul and John on Twitter. Full episode archiveBy John Sobey and Paul MacPherson
An experiment gone wrong at Sumdac Labs awakens the Autobots just in time for them to save Detroit. Find Paul and John on Twitter. Full episode archiveBy John Sobey and Paul MacPherson
This episode is not for everybody. This one is deep, and a little somber but, a LOT of people struggle with their identity after they leave military service or a first responder job, and many more struggle with their identity, when it comes to the value they provide, while they are IN service. This is a tough episode but an important one. Please, s…
He still knows Kung Fu. Doesn't really use it as much. But he does know it. This week, Nando DJ and Diggins dump their blue pills down the drain so they can watch the second movie this year about a man going into a digital world to fight Warner Bros, The Matrix Resurrections. They nitpick the coffee, the bots, and of course the cakes again.…
An episode so badly written, it makes us re-evaluate Voyager as the worst of the franchise. Oh, and Reed and Hayes STILL don't make out.By Dan Ravipinto and Neil McGarry
The start of a new series (for Paul and John) finds a young Optimus Prime overseeing a demolition crew of Autobots who come upon the Allspark. Find Paul and John on Twitter. Full episode archiveBy John Sobey and Paul MacPherson
Originally aired on February 18th, 2019 Find Paul and John on Twitter. Full episode archiveBy John Sobey and Paul MacPherson
This holodeck-without-the-holodeck episode reveals the limits of both 22nd-century technology and Johnathan Archer's ability to lie.By Dan Ravipinto and Neil McGarry
Originally aired on September 3rd, 2018 Find Paul and John on Twitter. Full episode archiveBy John Sobey and Paul MacPherson
We're something of a podcast, ourselves. This week, Nando DJ and Diggins get transported into a strange dimension to watch the most Spider-Man movie of 2021, Spider-Man: No Way Home. They nitpick the colleges, the spells, and of course the supplements.
The Autobots have discovered Sentinel Prime in stasis on the dark side of the moon. All seems well after he is revived but Megatron still lives and he has a plan. Find Paul and John on Twitter. Full episode archiveBy John Sobey and Paul MacPherson
This surprisingly enjoyable episode sees the story finally lurch forward in the return of Star Trek treasure Jeffrey Combs as Andorian Commander Shran.By Dan Ravipinto and Neil McGarry
Originally aired on October 25th, 2018 Find Paul and John on Twitter. Full episode archiveBy John Sobey and Paul MacPherson
He's got a red suit. He lives in New York. He swings around the city. The one and only. This week Nando, DJ, and Diggins get ready for Spider-Man No Way Home by watching a movie that doesn't really connect to No Way Home and nobody likes, 2003's Daredevil. They nitpick the flirting, the music, and of course the leather.…
Baby's First Theology leads to Who Watches the Watchers after you take out all the good parts and all that's left is punching.By Dan Ravipinto and Neil McGarry
Originally aired on March 21st, 2019 Find Paul and John on Twitter. Full episode archiveBy John Sobey and Paul MacPherson
The end is here. Not...like...the end end but a half end until the real end in three more movies. This week, Nando DJ and Diggins throw on their raggedy flannel to watch the movie that is the third Matrix movie, The Matrix Ressur... Oh wait. Revolutions. The Matrix Revolution. Geez, these titles. They nitpick the mechs, the EMPs, and of course the …
Before the revolution and waaaay before the resurrection, there was the reloading. This week, Nando DJ and Diggins plug back into the 2000's wonderland where the clothes are black and the cake is...something, to watch the movie that made everyone excited/concerned for the finale, The Matrix Reloaded. They nitpick the doors, the swords, and of cours…
To fight the Xindi, the crew goes from the 2150s to the 2000s but it feels like the 1970s.By Dan Ravipinto and Neil McGarry
Originally aired on October 22nd, 2018 Find Paul and John on Twitter. Full episode archiveBy John Sobey and Paul MacPherson
Warning: we talk about what scene from the first Ghostbusters where Dan Aykroyd gets down with a ghost A LOT in this episode so maybe not one for the kids. This week, Nando and Diggins (and maybe DJ's ghost nodding approvingly) move to Smalltown USA to watch the next in what will almost certainly be a long line of soft reboots to a franchise that d…
For once, the opening theme song is perfectly appropriate for this creatively vacant episode that's somehow WORSE than Tuvix.By Dan Ravipinto and Neil McGarry
1st Annual Guide: Episode 120 2nd Annual Guide: Episode 154 Today we bring you some more ideas for the tactical person in your life, or for yourself. Mostly tactical items, some other lifestyle items worked their way in. Check the source article at UTAC.io for the full list and included links. Much love to you all this season.…
Originally aired on October 11th, 2018 Find Paul and John on Twitter. Full episode archiveBy John Sobey and Paul MacPherson
From the Director of Central Intelligence, here comes Central Intelligence: This Time with Deadpool! This week, while DJ is honeying the moon, Nando and Diggins go to a bunch of locations vaguely associated with heist movies to watch this week's big Netflix thing that everyone will forget in a week, Red Notice. They nitpick the action, the comedy, …
No editing. Just uploading. I've started opening up my personal life a little bit on the podcast and a lot of people have written in and said that they found a lot of value in it. So here we go again. Not asking for patreon support today. Not asking to get involved in any of the tools or services. Just asking, if you enjoyed or got value out of any…
Paul and John watch the 1986 animated movie that grossed $348,000,000 at the box office, won eight Academy Awards, six Golden Globes, and saved a school bus full of children. Find Paul and John on Twitter. Full episode archiveBy John Sobey and Paul MacPherson
The Enterprise writers say 'Fuck it, we're in the Old West.'By Dan Ravipinto and Neil McGarry
Originally aired on April 8th, 2019 Find Paul and John on Twitter. Full episode archiveBy John Sobey and Paul MacPherson
C'est fini! Sixty-five episodes of a cartoon from the 80s that nobody remembers or cares about. We can't believe so many of you stuck it out with us. Find Paul and John on Twitter. Full episode archiveBy John Sobey and Paul MacPherson
A short episode. Discussing when, as a student and as an instructor, nitpicking can help and when it can not. We also rant about bureaucracy ... a little bit. You've been warned. Patreon support means a lot to us: Patreon.com/UTAC Or head over to our homepage UTAC.io to see all the different things we've got going on and how else you can get involv…
In what feels like the start of a new series, the Last Engineer joins a crew of humans on their journey to New Earth. Find Paul and John on Twitter. Full episode archiveBy John Sobey and Paul MacPherson
A weak idea done in a half-hearted way, in which nothing actually happens.By Dan Ravipinto and Neil McGarry
Originally aired on January 24th, 2019 Find Paul and John on Twitter. Full episode archiveBy John Sobey and Paul MacPherson
The balance of power in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is about to change, forever. This week Nando, DJ, and Diggins get in their big flying triangle to watch the movie event of early November, Marvel's Eternals. They nitpick the powers, the history, and of course the Kingo.
Dan Konopka regales us with stories about the piss bucket that is put by his drum kit every time he plays the Paradise Rock Club in Boston; how a dead muppet looks; and what it’s like to rock in zero gravity. Social: @TMEPshow Website: TMEPshow.comBy Milwaukee Talkies
Two episodes from the end of the series and they're still introducing new characters they've already introduced. Find Paul and John on Twitter. Full episode archiveBy John Sobey and Paul MacPherson
A rare mineral is discovered in Halley's comet so, of course, Cy-Kill and the Renegades attack UNECOM to possess its power. Find Paul and John on Twitter. Full episode archiveBy John Sobey and Paul MacPherson
This episode, we have a special treat: an interview with author Nicholas Nicastro on his recently-published novel, The River Through Rome. Featuring engineering logistics, a shoutout to flat-earthers, and the refrigerator door theory of writing inspiration, we hope you enjoy this conversation--we sure did! Apologies for some inconsistency in audio …
In which the story finally moves forward. In the most annoying way possible.By Dan Ravipinto and Neil McGarry
No jokes here. This movie rules. This week, Nando DJ and Diggins sit down and watch The Matrix, a movie that rules. They nitpick the coats, the ants, and of course the whoas.
Originally aired on December 12th, 2019 Find Paul and John on Twitter. Full episode archiveBy John Sobey and Paul MacPherson
From potty training setbacks to behavioral bumps in the road, we talk about dealing with "regression" in our kids. How are we handling it? Are we making mountains out of mole hills? Are we being too hard on ourselves? We don't know. We hope we're getting closer to figuring it out, though! Thanks, as always, for choosing to spend your time with us!…
Jon Langford riffs on what uber-famous band looked like schoolchildren when they opened for his band in 1979; what body part he had immortalized in plaster; and why The Mekons put another band’s photo on the cover of their first album. Social: @TMEPshow Website: TMEPshow.comBy Milwaukee Talkies