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The Weekly Substandard | A nerdcast on movies and pop-culture

By The Weekly Standard

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Each week geek out with Victorino Matus, Jonathan V. Last and Sonny Bunch for a nerdcast on movies and pop-culture. The genesis for this podcast started way back in 2002 with Jonathan's seminal essay, The Case For the Empire: The debate continues today with The Weekly Substandard podcast.

Customer Reviews

fantastic, funny

Absolutely love this podcast on movies, culture, and life (and occasionally, alcohol and NJ rest stops) -- the dynamic among the hosts is wonderful, the conversations are freewheeling but insightful, and there's next to no politics. totally refreshing and makes me actually "lol."

My favorite podcast of 2016...

I highly recommend this podcast, and here's why… Picture three long-time colleague/friends ("work husbands") who all happen to be smart, articulate and the slightest bit dorky too. They decide (likely over drinks) that they should do a podcast together. Their guiding assumption is that no one will listen so they just say what they want - no filters. Being accomplished authors, this podcast seems like their rare chance to showcase verbal wit - which they certainly have. The structure is loose, and topics are soundly "casual male" - i.e. pop culture, movies, comic books, alcohol, etc. Each episode is chock-full of self-deprecating humor and nerd alerts.

better than "fine"

Although they close every podcast with "I'm sure it's fine", it's truly so much better than that. Not only is it hilarious, but I always end up learning a thing or two about their topic. I find myself stalking this podcast, waiting for it to be posted.

The Weekly Substandard | A nerdcast on movies and pop-culture
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  • Category: TV & Film
  • Language: English

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