The Good Die Young
By The Good Die Young
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The Good Die Young is an ongoing series exploring the best in cancelled television, with deep-dive commentary and interviews. Each season we'll select a different short-lived television show. Season 1 will spotlight the 2008 ABC Family show 'The Middleman'.
||CleanThe Middleman: Wrap-Up Interview with Javier Grillo-Marxuach||Les chats one last time with Middleman creator Javier Grillo- Marxuach. We discuss loads of Middle-minutia, and talk about how awkward it must be to hear someone do a deep-dive podcast into your show! Hilarity ensues.||2/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Middleman: The Pan-Universal Parental Reconciliation Peroration||Lisa Wise again joins Les to talk about the comic that takes us beyond the comic that went beyond the series end! Join us as we embark upon a discussion of a sequel to a panel about a comic about a show!||2/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Middleman: The Doomsday Armageddon Apocalypse Tête-à-Tête||Les and special guest Lisa Wise talk about the comic that takes us beyond the series end! Join us as we embark upon a discussion of a panel about a comic about a show!||2/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Middleman: Interview with Armando Zanker||Les interviews Middleman comic artist Armando Zanker about extending a universe, collaborating remotely, and more!||2/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Middleman: The Comics Universe Folderol||Join Les and co-host Melissa Erwin as they chat it up about the original run of The Middleman comics! If you thought there was only a TV show to cover here, then you are in for a treat! There's a whole 'nother universe of excitement to explore!||2/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Middleman: Interview with Brit Morgan||Les Weiler talks with actress Brit Morgan (Supergirl, Riverdale, True Blood) about playing Lacey Thornfield, following your dreams, and why The Middleman is still the best!||1/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Middleman: The Palindrome Reversal Palindrome Causerie||Now, sir, a war is won! Solo gigolos Les Weiler and Randy Lander sit down to discuss the final aired episode of #theMiddleman! It's a show too hot to hoot! Resume so pacific a pose, muser! It's the Palindrome Reversal Palindrome!||1/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Middleman: Interview with Les McClaine||Les Weiler talks with Les McClaine about his work on The Middleman comic book, his college roommate, and more!||1/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Middleman: The Clotharian Contamination Protocol Repartee||Hey, podcasts are podcasts. You use an mp3, I use a rss feed. What's the difference? Let's put it in my terms: you're watching a one-season show, you want to know more about it, but you're not expecting some podcast to have all the details, am I...||1/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Middleman: Interview with Andy Reaser||Les talks with Andy Reaser, writer on Grey's Anatomy, Pretty Little Liars, and (most famously) the Vampire Puppet episode of The Middleman! Enjoy!||1/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Middleman: The Vampiric Puppet Lamentation Consultation||Grab your Montesi formula and join your hoary host Les Weiler as he talks vampire puppets, tarot readings, and gothic horror with special guest Jason Scalise! It's the Vampiric Puppet Lamentation Consultation!||1/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Middleman: Interview with Sarah Watson||Les chats with Sarah Watson (The Middleman, Parenthood, The Bold Type, Pure Genius) about running her own show, what she learned writing on Middleman, and more!||1/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Middleman: The Obsolescent Cryogenic Meltdown Palaver||They thought he was gone, but he was only frozen... that's right, previous co-host Nick Thyes returns to talk about the episode where Mad Men meets Middleman! There's Kevin Sorbo, Bond references, and more! Listen in as Les and Nick palaver about...||1/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Middleman: Interview with Margaret Dunlap||Les talks with Middleman writer Margaret Dunlap about Clotharians, current projects, and more!||1/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Middleman: The Ectoplasmic Panhellenic Investigation Diversion||Great Gatsby's Ghost! John Sitton returns for another episode! This time, he and Les chat about The Ectoplasmic Panhellenic Investigation, and tell tales of sororities, quantum physics, and possibly the dirtiest line in any Middlescript! Enjoy!||12/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Middleman: Interview with Tree Adams||Composer Tree Adams (Californication, NCIS: New Orleans) talks to Les about music, Middleman, and more! For years, Tree Adams has blazed a trail through barroom sets and broadcast television, as comfortable writing battle themes as he is penning...||12/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Middleman: The Cursed Tuba Contingency Dissertation||Les and special guest Nick Thyes chat about Joey Kern, drowning immortals, and the best way to hook a roommate on The Middleman. Listen in as we talk Episode 7: The Cursed Tuba Contingency!||12/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Middleman: Interview with Jordan Rosenberg||Middleman writer Jordan Rosenberg (Elementary, Falling Skies, Alphas) talks to Les about the plan for Middleman Season Eight, the Stupid Stick, and much more!||12/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Middleman: The Boyband Superfan Interrogation Confabulation||Les and special guest Mike Moody chat their way through manic pixies, missed references, and more! It's a wild tale of plagiarism, tweenage screams, and interplanetary monarchy. So... just another day for Wendy and MM! Listen in as we discuss The...||12/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Middleman: Interview with Jake Smollett||Yo, Noser fans... Les interviews Jake Smollett, beloved hallway troubadour, culinary wizard, and star of Smollett Eats!||12/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Middleman: The Flying Fish Zombification Diatribe||Flying fish, trout-craving zombies, poisonous energy drinks and Art Crawl. Wendy struggles to cope with the demands of her job, while Les and co-host Christopher Jones cope with the sheer insanity of The Middleman Episode 5: The Flying Fish...||12/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Middleman: Interview with Matt Keeslar||Les interviews the Middleman himself, Matt Keeslar!||12/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Middleman: The Manicoid Teleportation Conundrum Exchange||Plastic-surgery victims, or an alien race in hiding? Les and special guest Nate Bliss follow along as Wendy and the Middleman solve the mystery of the Manicoids. Hilarity ensues!||12/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Middleman: Interview with Mary Pat Gleason||We chat with Ida herself, Mary Pat Gleason, about Middleman and more!||11/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Middleman: The Sino-Mexican Revelation Conversation||A decade-long blood-feud, a band of villainous Lucha Libre wrestlers, Sensei Ping, and a dread temple, and the introduction of Tyler Ford... Les and special guest John Sitton have their work cut out for them as they discuss all the fun and mayhem...||11/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Middleman: Interview with Natalie Morales||It's The Good Die Young's second interview! Join Les as he chats with The Middleman star Natalie Morales!||11/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Middleman: The Accidental Occidental Conception Digression||We've got Reformed Succubi, a Terra Cotta Warrior, and the Desk Clerk of the Dead... it's all just another day in the wild world of #TheMiddleman. Les is joined by @n8bliss-art to discuss the The Middleman Episode 2: The Accidental Occidental Conception||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Middleman: Interview with Javier Grillo-Marxuach||It's The Good Die Young's very first interview! This is the podcast dedicated to little-seen darlings of cancelled TV. This season, we're talking about ABC Family's 2008 single-season gem, 'The Middleman'. Join Les as he chats with The Middleman...||11/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Middleman: The Pilot Episode Sanction Discussion||It's The Good Die Young's very first episode! This is the podcast dedicated to little-seen darlings of cancelled TV. This season, we're talking about ABC Family's 2008 single-season gem, 'The Middleman'. Join Les and special guest Grant Davis as they...||11/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Good Die Young Podcast: Welcome!||Welcome to 'The Good Die Young', an ongoing audio series exploring the best in cancelled television, with deep-dive commentary and interviews. Each season we'll select a different short-lived television show. Season 1 will spotlight the 2008 ABC...||11/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
One-season wonders get their due
The Middleman is a wonderful choice to launch this podcast. Host Les Weiler is pleasant and enthusiastic, but best of all, he’s really done his homework on each episode, actor, writer, and crew member he interviews, leading to high-quality conversations and just a lot of fun. Quick—go watch The Middleman—then subscribe to this podcast and appreciate it even more.
Love letter to shows too beautiful to live
Season one of this podcast is a wonderful look back at a TV show that I loved dearly, and felt that it was made purely for me. It is a real joy to find out that other people have the same feelings, including the creators. Great interviews, production, and insight.
Read the comics too!
I've loved The Middleman from the very first comics issues written by Javier Grillo-Marxuach & illustrated by Les McClaine. I was very happy when Javi was able to make the TV series.
This podcast is a fun exploration into the show & I like the hosts. After listening to this podcast you'll want to watch the TV series, and I highly recommend also checking out the comics.