By Mark Casper and Trent Kinsey
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hum·ding·er - a remarkable or outstanding person or thing of its kind. Humdinger is a show about movies, TV, sports, books, pop culture, and other awesome things we love. Hosted by Mark Casper and Trent Kinsey, this diverse podcast has a little something for everyone (even your crazy aunt who loves cats).
||CleanOur Favorite Movies, TV Shows, Books, and Podcasts of 2018 (Ep. 29)||In this end-of-the-year review episode, Mark and Trent talk about their favorite films, TV shows, books, and podcasts from 2018. Tweet us all your thoughts and reactions at @humdingerpod.||1/12/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStan Lee's Legacy, Malcolm Gladwell's New Podcast, Dr. Who Update, Netflix's Abstract, Duke Basketball, Moby Dick, and Hyperion (Ep. 28)||In this shotgun episode, Mark and Trent talk about a wide variety of cool stuff they've been into: the new season of Dr. Who, Malcolm Gladwell's 'Broken Record' Podcast, Duke basketball, Netflix's Abstract: The Art of Design, Moby Dick, and...||12/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRanking the Harry Potter books (Ep. 27)||In this episode of #Humdinger, Mark and Trent take a trip on the Hogwarts Express as they dive deep into all seven books of J.K. Rowling's groundbreaking fantasy series, Harry Potter. Mark and Trent discuss the pros and cons of each book before...||10/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow We Became Premier League Fans, 'Loving Vincent,' 'Babylon 5,' and Marvel's New Wolverine Podcast (Ep. 26)||In this episode of #Humdinger, Mark and Trent talk about the kickoff of the Premier League and how they became fans of the EPL. Before that, they discuss the sci-fi show 'Babylon 5,' the animated film 'Loving Vincent,' and Marvel's new podcast,...||9/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHBO's Succession, Great British Bake Off, Mr. Rogers, Web Serials, Chef's Table, Idris Elba & More (Ep. 25)||In this episode of #Humdinger, Mark and Trent talk about things they loved from summer 2018: HBO's Succession, The Great British Bake Off, the Mr. Rogers documentary 'Won't You Be My Neighbor,' web serials, Chef's Table, Idris Elba as the likely new...||8/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWorld Cup 2018 Highlights with FIFA Writer/Editor Hayes Creech (Ep. 24)||In this episode of #Humdinger, Mark and Trent talk to FIFA.com writer/editor Hayes Creech about all things World Cup 2018: what it was like to cover the tournament in Russia, our favorite moments, games, and storylines, plus the state of soccer...||7/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWNYC's 'American Fiasco' | Super Meta (Ep. 23)||In this episode of Super Meta, Mark and Chris break down the new WNYC podcast series, 'American Fiasco,' hosted by Roger Bennett of the 'Men in Blazers' podcast. 'American Fiasco' tells the true story of how the U.S. Men's National Team crashed out of..||7/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBreaking Down 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' (Ep. 22)||SPOILER ALERT! If you care about spoilers, see the movie first. In this episode of the Humdinger podcast, Mark and Tucker dive deep on the most recent Star Wars film: 'Solo.'||6/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean'Avengers: Infinity War' and 'Black Panther' (Ep. 21)||In this episode of the Humdinger podcast, Mark and Trent talk briefly about the Marvel blockbuster hit 'Black Panther,' before diving deep on Marvel's most recent blockbuster, 'Avengers: Infinity War.' Note: SPOILER ALERT! We talk about the ending...||5/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRemembering 'The Office' - Part 2 (Ep. 20)||In part two of a two-part series, Trent, Chris, and Mark talk about the hit sitcom, 'The Office," starring Steve Carell, Jon Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, Rainn Wilson, and Ed Helms. The three of them discuss the show's best characters, the best pairings,..||5/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRemembering 'The Office' - Part 1 (Ep. 19)||In part one of a two-part series, Trent, Chris, and Mark talk about the hit sitcom, 'The Office," starring Steve Carell, Jon Krasinski, Jenna Fischer, Rainn Wilson, and Ed Helms. The three of them discuss the show's funniest moments, their favorite...||5/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRevisiting 'The Sandlot' 25 Years Later (Ep. 18)||In this special episode, Trent and Mark are joined by their mortal enemies Tucker and Chris for a lively discussion on the 90s classic kids' movie, 'The Sandlot.' The four of them discuss the film's highlights, low points, Smalls' biggest gaffes, the...||4/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Song That Almost Wasn't (Ep. 17)||In this special episode, Mark tells the story of a song he became obsessed with: how it came to be (against all odds) and how it changed over time.||3/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRecapping the Oscars (Ep. 16)||In this episode, Mark and Trent break down the 90th Academy Awards, including what stood out, what disappointed, and other Oscar hot takes. . We want to know what you thought of the Oscars! Tweet us your thoughts @humdingerpod.||3/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBest and Worst Super Bowl Ads, Han Solo Trailer Reactions, Star Wars Fatigue, Phantom Thread, and Mass Effect (Ep. 15)||In this episode, Mark and Trent break down the best and worst commercials and movie trailers, including Tide, Jeep, Australia, Dodge, Han Solo: A Star Wars Story, Jurassic World, and more. Before that, they discuss the video game Mass Effect and...||2/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPreviewing 2018 Oscars, Plus 'The Chronicles of Prydain' and Makoto Fujimura (Ep. 14)||In this episode, Mark and Trent talk all about the Oscar 2018 nominations. Before that, Mark's one cool thing is artist and writer Makoto Fujimura. Click here to listen to a profound interview he gave on the Culture Matters podcast. Trent's one cool...||1/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOur Favorite Movies, TV Shows, and Books from 2017, Plus Previewing 2018 (Ep. 13)||In this episode, Mark and Trent discuss their favorite movies, TV shows, and books from 2017. Then, they talk about the things they're most excited about in 2018 (in those same three categories). You don't want to miss it!||1/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Deep Dive (Ep. 12)||In this episode, Mark and Trent go all in on 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi,' written and directed by Rian Johnson.||1/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSHOTGUN EPISODE: HQ Trivia, 'Star Wars: Last Jedi' Preview, Dr. Who, 'Jumanji,' 'The Wheel of Time,' LaVar Ball, Garden Lights (Ep. 11)||In this "Shotgun Episode," Mark and Trent discuss HQ Trivia, 'Star Wars: Last Jedi' Preview, Dr. Who, the new 'Jumanji' trailer, 'The Wheel of Time,' LaVar Ball, and Garden Lights.||12/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTop 10 Superhero Movies of All Time, Amazon's Expensive 'Lord of the Rings' Bet, and 'Kings of the Wyld' (Ep. 10)||In this episode, Trent and Mark talk about Nicolas Eames' new book 'Kings of the Wyld,' Amazon's recent purchase of the TV rights to 'Lord of the Rings,' and the top 10 superhero movies of all time.||12/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBONUS: Pros + Cons of Christopher Nolan's Films and Ready Player One Trailer (Ep. 9)||In this bonus episode, Trent and Mark discuss the pros and cons of all Christopher Nolan's films. Plus, they talk about the Ready Player One movie trailer.||11/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThor: Ragnarok, Wildwood Chronicles, and NBA Surprises (Ep. 8)||In this episode, Mark and Trent talk about the film 'Thor: Ragnarok,' the Wildwood Chronicles (the popular children's book series written by Colin Meloy and illustrated by Carson Ellis), and our biggest surprises from the NBA's first games of the...||11/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean'Children of Men,' The U.S. World Cup Fail, and 'Inception' (Ep. 7)||In this episode, Trent and Mark talk about the U.S. Men's National team failing to qualify for the World Cup, the movie 'Inception,' and do a deep dive on the film 'Children of Men.'||10/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNeil Gaiman's 'Good Omens,' Jon Acuff's 'Finish,' Hillary Clinton on Longform Podcast, 'Firefly,' and College Football (Ep. 6)||In this "shotgun" episode, Trent and Mark talk about a ton of awesome things they're into at the moment, including: An interesting interview on the Longform Podcast with Hillary Clinton on her new book, 'What Happened' The upcoming TV...||9/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStar Wars vs. Star Trek, 'It,' and The Count of Monte Cristo (Ep. 5)||To start off this episode, Trent's one cool (and slightly horrifying) thing is the new movie 'It,' while Mark's is the book, The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas. After that, we discuss all things Star Wars and Star Trek—their...||9/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWatchmen, English Premier League, and 'Baby Driver' (Ep. 4)||In this episode, Trent and Mark talk about Watchmen, the English Premiere League, and Baby Driver. Trent's one cool thing is the English Premiere League. We talk about the resurgence of soccer in the U.S. (2:30), how Trent chose Chelsea as his team...||9/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGame of Thrones: The Books, The Show, and Why We Love Jon Snow (Ep. 3)||In this episode Trent and Mark talk about all things Game of Thrones: the history and origin of the books, the show catching up to the books, the historical bent to the story, their favorite and least favorite characters, seasons, and storylines....||8/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean'Dunkirk' Reviews and Ranking Christopher Nolan's Best Films (Ep. 2)||Note: If you haven't seen 'Dunkirk,' this episode features a few spoilers. Trent's one cool thing is the book Senlin Ascends by Josiah Bancroft. Mark's one cool thing is the book Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry. Next, we talk...||8/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNBA Finals, ESPN's 30 for 30: Best of Enemies, and Ready Player One (Ep. 1)||Welcome to the first episode of Humdinger! In this episode we talk about the 2017 NBA Finals (4:00) why Trent thought the playoffs were boring (4:30), why Mark became obsessed with the Finals (6:40), how Trent became a transplant OKC fan (7:20), why...||8/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Love this Pod!
Humdinger is great at catching the right insights at the right moments! You find yourself either getting to hear people talk about something you love in an enriching way, or you get wonderfully introduced to a new world—be it a movie, book, or song!
I especially love the episode that sounded straight from This American Life!
I’m a Humdinger for life! 👍
My Weekly dose of American Culture
I'm an American, live overseas and love this podcast. It keeps me in tune with what is happening in American pop culture. Plus Mark and Trent have a great back-and-forth.
Amazingly good podcast
Love this podcast. Hosts are sharp, funny, insightful, well-spoken, and very good looking. Highly recommend this podcast, especially since it has something for everyone.