Egad! The Podcast
By Paul M. Davis and Leland Cheuk
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Leland Cheuk and Paul M. Davis discuss films, TV, books, comedy, culture, technology, and the decline of civilization.
||ExplicitEgad! Ep 13: The Joy of Being Earnest||Download | Subscribe | iTunes After a much-too-long hiatus, Egad! returns wth a new episode. In it, we discuss the grim dystopia we’ve found ourselves in, the indie publishing business, improv classes and whether comedy has a place in the||2/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 12: The ALFcast||EGAD! makes a semi-triumphant comeback with talk about the current state of TV, the desire to retreat into familiar entertainment, belated Mad Men and Orphan Black post-mortems, video game and film chat, plus Paul's plan to increase listenership as well||7/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 11: Passionistas||Download | Subscribe | iTunes In episode 11, recorded before Paul’s dental surgery, Leland and Paul discuss why no one cares about NSA surveillance, “adventure capitalism,” whether MFA writing programs are a pyramid scheme, the||3/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 10: It’s Okay To Be Entertaining||Download | Subscribe | iTunes In this tenth episode/one year anniversary celebration, Leland and Paul take on Transparent, what defines “serious” or “adult” fiction, and whether literary types take themselves too damned s||2/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 9: The Feminist Expendables||Download | Subscribe | iTunes Leland and Paul discuss the potential X-Files revival, Oscar nominations, Leland’s disappointment with Boyhood, and their shared disinterest in historical biopics. They also pitch an Expendables spin-off starr||1/23/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 8: Agony Uncles||Leland and Paul stare into their scrying orbs and offer their cultural predictions for the New Year. They also talk shop about fiction writing, heap praise upon Emily St. John Mandel's Station Eleven, express apocalypse fatigue, chat more about race and||1/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 7: Comfort Content Holiday Special!||Download | Subscribe | iTunes In this impromptu, off-the-cuff, and lightly edited holiday episode of EGAD!, Leland and Paul ostensibly discuss our favorite comfort media that we turn to in times of sickness or year end. Including: Mystery Scienc||12/23/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 6: Get in the Game!||Download | Subscribe | iTunes Video games!!! After months of health issues and various maladies, Leland and Paul emerge from the valley of the shadow of death for a long-overdue return to podcasting. We chat about how we’ve been convalescing: lo||12/7/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 5: Bro Do You Even Code?||Back in our day, coders were either tinkering nebbishes, family members incapable of human connection, or methed-out goths wearing unfortunate facial hair and flowing trenchcoats. With the popularity of Watch Dogs, Halt and Catch Fire, Silicon Valley, a||6/19/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 4: The Miracle of Making a Living||Direct download link | Subscribe | iTunes Books! Paul and Leland chat about the legacy of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, as well as what they’ve been reading, including Lawrence Wright’s Scientology expose and the Pulitzer-winning novel The Goldfinch.||4/18/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
Lots of engaging talk about a wide variety of pop and social cultural topics, from video games to third-world labor, movies and TV shows, all with a sensibility that veers between thoughtful takes on race and class in the society and media, to middlebrow comedy. Sound quality, delivery, and preparation could use some work, but they’ve clearly been improving in these aspects with the past few episodes. Well worth listening to.