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THE WORLD’S SOURCE FOR ANTI-SOCIAL COMMENTARY Sick and Wrong is your hearing aid into the dark, depraved, and dripping abscess that is contemporary existence. An enchanting mélange of social criticism, pointed observation, and well-deserved derision; Sick and Wrong is the pepto-bismol for society’s indigestion. In their critically acclaimed weekly podcast, award-winning broadcasters Dee Simon and Lance Wackerle discuss the most vile, disquieting, and oddly amusing news items for your listeni ...
 
Welcome to the Ghibliotheque, the podcast that leafs through libraries of films from the world’s greatest animation studios. In 2018, Michael Leader, an avowed Studio Ghibli fanatic, sat down with Jake Cunningham, who had never seen any of the Studio’s work before. Together they looked at the history behind Ghibli's films (including Spirited Away, My Neighbour Totoro and Princess Mononoke), and got a critical perspective from Jake as a first-time viewer. They covered all of Studio Ghibli's f ...
 
Two grown women forget to act their age as they talk about the magic, madness, heaven and sin behind one Taylor Swift. Join hosts Shelby and Ashley each week for a probably nuanced, definitely biased "taysplanation" on what exactly the fans, the haters, and everyone in-between needs to know about America's most notorious pop princess. Be sure to subscribe via your favorite podcast platforms and follow your hosts on Facebook and Instagram @swiftishpodcast and Twitter @swiftishpod13 today!
 
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Dead Pilots Society

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Dead Pilots Society

Ben Blacker and Andrew Reich

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In Dead Pilots Society, scripts that were developed by studios and networks but were never produced are given the table reads they deserve. Starring actors you know and love from television and film, a live audience, and a good time in which no one gets notes, no one is fired, and everyone laughs. Presented by Andrew Reich (Friends; Worst Week) Ben Blacker (The Writers Panel podcast; co-creator, Thrilling Adventure Hour), and Noah Findling (The New York Times, Comedy Central).
 
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The Sugarhouse

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The Sugarhouse

Donald O'Donovan

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Autobiographical coming-of- age tale of five working class boys in the historic village of Cooperstown New York. The story centers around a local brothel called the Sugarhouse, operated by Ma Rutledge, the Maple Sugar Madam, and her two saucy, bovine daughters, Bertha and Emma. “The happiest times at the Sugarhouse came when Ma Rutledge was making maple syrup. During these sap-boiling days the sugary breath of the candy kitchen penetrated everywhere. The beds of the girls were saturated with ...
 
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Steve Basilone is on the podcast today! Steve has written for Happy Endings, The Goldbergs, and Community. He’s also the writer of last week’s dead pilot, FALLING/APART. In our discussion, Steve told us about his beginnings in Hollywood. How helpful it was to finish his last semester at Emerson College in LA. He told us about how he pivoted from ac…
 
Dee and Kate examine the crimes of Bryan Kohberger, the Idaho murder suspect, and assess whether the media’s parallels to Ted Bundy and Dennis "BTK" Rader are truly on point. Kate's Fake mum has become radicalized and the Swede teaches a gang of tuffs a harsh lesson. Sign up for the Sick and Wrong Patreon to hear the Second Show, SW archives, and t…
 
We’re starting off the year with a great dead pilot! It’s called Falling/Apart written by Steve Basilone (The Goldbergs, Community, Happy Endings). In Falling/Apart Lena and Evan, both newly single, must navigate the uniquely demoralizing song-and-dance of single-hood: the swiping right, the ghosting, the banal first date banter. Honestly, they bot…
 
Dee and Kate return from Paris with a macabre tale of the glass-coffined 'Vampire Princess' of Pere Lachaise Cemetery who had an eerie final wish for a living companion within her tomb. Tim is a bit perplexed by the small penis contests of Mid-Michigan and FM is too busy adulting to spend time on the S&W Discord. Sign up for the Sick and Wrong Patr…
 
Kate thinks that mixed martial arts is gayer than pro wrestling. Dee chats with MMA fighter/bareknuckle boxer/drag queen Diego Garijo about whether it's more difficult to take a punch to the face or walk in high heels. Sign up for the Sick and Wrong Patreon to hear the Second Show, SW archives, and the bonus minisode Overkill.…
 
This week’s episode is an insightful interview with the writer of Dear America: We’ve Seen You Naked, Scotty Landes (Workaholics, Ma). In it, Scotty discusses the Politico article his pilot is based on. You can check that out here. He tells us how he wrote a pilot with 9 main characters, the best breaking into the business story we’ve ever heard, h…
 
As another year of Ghibliotheque draws to a close, it's time for our yearly Christmas special. This time, as well as looking back at the last 12 months of podcasting, and getting excited about what 2023 might bring, we offer up our retelling of some classic festive tales, all with their own Ghibli twist - and of course, producer Harold returns with…
 
Happy Holidays, Dead Pilots Society listeners! Our pilot this month is Dear America, We’ve Seen You Naked written by Scotty Landes (Workaholics, Who Is America?, Ma). It’s a workplace comedy about a group of TSA agents at Chicago O’Hare airport. We think this pairs well with our Episode 25: Airport Marriott written by Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi. De…
 
In the final installment of a triple threat musical series, Kate and Dee recount the story of Father Yod – a war hero, bank robber, health food guru and finally, a polygamist cult leader. Listener calls in with a parenting nightmare moment. Sign up for the Sick and Wrong Patreon to hear the Second Show, SW archives, and the bonus minisode Overkill.…
 
The second part in a three part series sees Dee and Kate travel back to the swinging 60s, when a drug bust would become legendary all thanks to a fur skin rug and a mars bar. This is the story of the Acid King. Big Red from PA calls in about inadvertently attending an ABDL convention. Sign up for the Sick and Wrong Patreon to hear the Second Show, …
 
He’s innovative! He’s eccentric! And he died under mysterious circumstances in his Los Angeles skid row apartment. Dee and Kate profile the life of New Wave Theatre’s Eraserhead oddball: Peter Ivers. The Swede phones in about love and karate. Sign up for the Sick and Wrong Patreon to hear the Second Show, SW archives, and the bonus minisode Overkil…
 
Dee and Kate chat with Miles Johnston, founder of the Bases Project, about programmable supersoldiers created in a secret laboratory inside Britain's own Dulce Base. Glasgow Greg phones in about delivering a dishonorable discharge in the Scottish Highlands. Sign up for the Sick and Wrong Patreon to hear the Second Show, SW archives, and the bonus m…
 
Recorded live at the Manchester Animation Festival. Following the UK premiere of the documentary Satoshi Kon: The Illusionist, Michael and Jake discuss the film, as well as Satoshi Kon's life and work, with contributions and questions from the audience. Join us on Patreon for ad-free and bonus episodes, Discord access and show footnotes and more: P…
 
Happy Thanksgiving to all of our Dead Pilots Society listeners! This week we caught up with Emily Cutler (Fresh off The Boat, AP Bio) the writer of Step Dave! Emily talks in depth about how the Step Dave format came to her. Also, Andrew will give you a brief education about what a format even is! Emily felt a special connection to the material beca…
 
In the wake of a scandal that's rocking the chess world, Dee and Kate discuss the various methods used to cheat at the game throughout history. Twisted Firestarter shares his recent struggle and Suicide Show Bob is no longer suicidal. Sign up for the Sick and Wrong Patreon to hear the Second Show, SW archives, and the bonus minisode Overkill.…
 
Michael Leader sits down with director Naoko Yamada to talk about her new short film Garden of Remembrance, what influences her wider work, and some surprising live-action obsessions. Join us on Patreon for ad-free and bonus episodes, Discord access and show footnotes and more: Patreon.com/ghibliotheque Email us: ghibliotheque@gmail.com or follow u…
 
We have a wonderful pilot for you this month! It’s the perfect pilot to listen to while curled up next to a fire this holiday season! You all have fireplaces, right?! Either way, this month’s script comes from Emily Cutler (Fresh Off The Boat, AP BIO). In STEP DAVE, lives are turned upside down when a 24 year-old bartender and a 36 year-old divorce…
 
Kate tells Dee everything he needs to know about the animal kingdom, specifically the wholesome lives of the pets of some of the most notorious serial killers in history. Marshall Island Tony calls in with a story about his time in Korea. Sign up for the Sick and Wrong Patreon to hear the Second Show, SW archives, and the bonus minisode Overkill.…
 
This week, Cartoon Saloon's Nora Twomey joins us to talk about her new film, My Father's Dragon, available to watch on Netflix from today. Join us on Patreon for ad-free and bonus episodes, Discord access and show footnotes and more: Patreon.com/ghibliotheque Email us: ghibliotheque@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @ghibliotheque and Instagram @gh…
 
Dee feels Kate should become a paranormal investigator and study the research techniques of original ghost hunter Harry Price who investigated medium Helen Duncan and other famous British hauntings during the mid-20th century. Caller phones in to tell us about her aunt who lived in the Ossett murder house. Sign up for the Sick and Wrong Patreon to …
 
This week, friend of the show Alex Dudok de Wit joins Michael and Jake to talk about his new translation of Hayao Miyazaki's graphic novel, Shuna's Journey. Originally released in Japan in 1983, Shuna's Journey has never been translated into English, and so provides a new perspective on Miyazaki's work and worldview in the years before the success …
 
Dee and Kate recommend the SW listeners celebrate Halloween with a seance involving ectoplasm and spirit guides like medium and spiritualist Helen Duncan, the last witch of Scotland. Liam from Toronto calls in about a near abduction of a family member and Rick from Leeds phones in a story about his mate’s colon. Sign up for the Sick and Wrong Patre…
 
This is the after show interview with Niki Schwartz-Wright (The Office, Speechless). Niki was the writer of Valley Trash which we released last week. In this interview, Niki lets us in on how autobiographical and personal this pilot was. She dishes on some advice her father gave her on how to handle bullies. Niki walks us through her journey to bec…
 
Shelby and Ashley are here to share all their happy, free, confused, and meandering thoughts on Midnights, formerly known as TS10. It's a whole lot of discourse around the discourse and general reactions with the promise of more to come! So sharpen the eyeliner and get out your glitter gel pens because it's time for more Tay!…
 
Kate arrives in Los Angeles just in time for Dee to challenge her notion of the living dead with the peculiar case of real life Haitian zombie, Clairvius Narcisse. Atheist Preacher phones in with a macabre story involving an obese corpse, a soiled pair of boots, and a pragmatic father. Sign up for the Sick and Wrong Patreon to hear the Second Show,…
 
Michael and Jake talk with Basil Twist, the puppetry designer for the stage production of My Neighbour Totoro, which recently premiered at the Barbican Centre in London. Join us on Patreon for ad-free and bonus episodes, Discord access and show footnotes and more: Patreon.com/ghibliotheque Email us: ghibliotheque@gmail.com or follow us on Twitter @…
 
This month’s pilot is brought to you by the clutches of the pandemic! It’s called Valley Trash written by Niki Schwartz-Wright (The Grinder, Speechless, The Office). Valley Trash was days away from going into production when the network shut it down at the start of the Covid lockdowns in March 2020. The pilot centers on The Harmans, a scrappy, blue…
 
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