Friday, February 16, 2018

The King of Kong with Jonny Fairplay

In the first of (hopefully) many podcasts about documentaries, Survivor legend Jonny Fairplay joins Colin to break down Seth Gordon's superb 2007 arcade soap opera The King of Kong: Fistful of Quarters. Watch the full movie here, then find the podcast, below, here, or on iTunes here.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

The Good Place with Haley Strong


Welcome! Everything is fine, other than Dom's takes about Parks & Rec, as Haley Strong joins us to talk through NBC's standout second-year sitcom The Good Place. As always, listen below, here, or on iTunes here. Derek?!

Celebrity Big Brother with Matt Geoghegan

Our Big Brother boycott lasted all of a week before the Omarosa effect drew us (well, Dom) back in and he reached out to pro athlete, Real Housewife, and teen heartthrob Matt Geoghegan (@mattyfresh24) to catch up on a crazy and unique season. Why is this season exceeding all expectations and what does this mean for the regular show? How is Omarosa so dangerous yet so effective? And why is Metta World Peace on an unstoppable charge towards the Big Brother crown? All this and more on this week's show, available below, here, or on iTunes here.

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Illuminating Dark with Zach Brooks


After expanding the Korean game show fandom we've moved onto German scifi thrillers with the new Netflix original Dark. With Colin stuck in the 1980s, Zach Brooks joins Dom for a journey through time to see how Dark compares to other variations on this theme and how well the show holds up before indulging in a fine British German tradition: complaining about the weather. As always you can listen below, here, or on iTunes here.


Thursday, February 1, 2018

Big Brother Player Rankings (2018) with Taran Armstrong and Kos

In mid-2012 (!), we joined up with Eric Stein stunt double and hot take enthusiast Kos for what became our longest ever show (a high bar for us), a spirited and very, very extended debate over Big Brother player rankings. Now, over five years later, he makes his return alongside Big Brother live feed correspondent-in-chief Taran Armstrong to update those rankings and shatter that record. We discuss the winners and also-rans from the post-BB14 era, with a brief visit to our Canadian cousins, and revisit our arguments from last time before taking another crack at the debate that never dies: is Will or Dan the best of all time (or is it even one of them at all?!). Plus, in what may be a world first, an internet debate comes close to changing someone's mind!

As always, you can listen below, here, or on iTunes here.



0:06:00 - The Bottom Tier
0:37:00 - Shapiro Era/pre-BB14 non-winners
1:48:45 - Modern Era/BBCAN/other notables
2:43:15 - Andy Herren
3:02:15 - Derrick Levasseur
3:15:30 - Will Kirby
3:29:00 - Dan Gheesling/GOAT Debate

RHAPpy Hour BB Winner Rankings (non-winners)

Friday, January 26, 2018

Big Brother All-Stars: Season in Review

In the final chapter of our BB7 rewatch series we spend two hours staring at the memory wall offering parting thoughts on the cast, the season, and the Shapiro era as a whole. Listen on the player below, here, or on iTunes here, #ButFirst, as All-Stars comes to a close, the rewatches are just getting started, so to access future episodes and help us decide which seasons to cover next, subscribe on Patreon here.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Remembering The Genius: Food Chain with Myles Nye

Our Genius recollections continue as wise guy and apex podcaster Myles Nye, who may have played more games of Food Chain than anyone else, returns to give his take on the second season's opening salvo. We discuss how and why the game plays out so differently with varied groups of people and the strengths and weaknesses in its design after Myles (and his fellow #junghyungs) gets a lesson in how the youth talk these days. As always you can listen below, here, or on iTunes here.