The Weekly Stuff Podcast with Jonathan Lack & Sean Chapman
By Jonathan R. Lack & Sean Chapman
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Hosted by film and gaming critics Jonathan R. Lack and Sean Chapman, listen to our weekly musings (and rants!) about the world of Video Games, Film, TV, "Doctor Who," Persona, and much, much more! With reviews, top-ten lists, news analysis, and so much more, we pick a new topic every week to discuss in depth, and we hope to see you there! Visit www.jonathanlack.com for more!
||CleanThe Weekly Stuff #176 - Reviewing John Wick 2, Lego Batman, Gravity Rush 2, and more!||In a particularly eclectic episode, we review John Wick 2, Lego Batman, Gravity Rush 2, Yakuza 0, and more!||2/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Weekly Stuff #175 – Peter Capaldi’s Doctor Who Departure and Wii U/3DS Retrospective||Sean and Jonathan discuss the announcement that Peter Capaldi will be leaving Doctor Who, offer a small Wii U retrospective ahead of the Nintendo Switch launch, and much more!||2/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Weekly Stuff #174 – Gravity Rush 2 Spoiler-Free Impressions||Sean and Jonathan talk lots of news and announcements before offering a spoiler-free review of the great Gravity Rush 2 on PS4.||1/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Weekly Stuff #173 – Nintendo Switch Event, A Series of Unfortunate Events, and more!||Sean and Jonathan break down everything from Nintendo's formal unveiling of their upcoming Nintendo Switch console, with thoughts on everything we learned about the games, hardware, and more!||1/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Weekly Stuff #172 – Holiday Stories, News Grab Bag, and Doctor Who & Sherlock Reviews||In addition to some Holiday stories and a grab bag of news topics, we offer spoiler-filled reviews of the wonderful Doctor Who Christmas Special, “The Return of Doctor Mysterio,” and the absolutely dreadful Sherlock season premiere, “The Six Thatche||1/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Weekly Stuff #171 – The Top 10 Video Games of 2016||Sean and Jonathan count down the Top 10 Video Games of 2016, easily the best year in gaming we've ever covered, with titles like "Doom," "Uncharted 4," "Hitman," "Final Fantasy XV," and many more represented.||12/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Weekly Stuff #170 - Rogue One, Infinite Warfare, The Last Guardian, and more!||Sean and Jonathan talk recent video game releases including The Last Guardian and Forza Horizon 3 DLC before doing a deep spoiler dive on Call of Duty Infinite Warfare and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.||12/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Weekly Stuff #169 - Final Fantasy XV Final Review & Analysis||After discussing Final Fantasy XV in spoiler-free terms last week, we dive in for a full analysis of the story and characters with this week's episode - spoilers abound.||12/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Weekly Stuff #168 – Final Fantasy XV Spoiler-Free Impressions, Plus Game Awards and PSX||We break down all the news from the Game Awards and the PlayStation Experience before diving in with our first spoiler-free impressions of Final Fantasy XV.||12/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Weekly Stuff #167 – November Game Review Extravaganza! Pokemon, Call of Duty, Titanfall, Dishonored, & More!||We catch up on a bunch of new game releases from the past two months, including Pokemon Sun and Moon, Call of Duty Infinite Warfare, Titanfall 2, Dishonored 2, and much more!||11/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Weekly Stuff #166 - Reviewing Doctor Strange, Hitman, Skyrim Special Edition & More||In addition to reviewing Marvel's latest, trippiest film - Doctor Strange - we talk Skyrim Special Edition, Persona 5, Hitman Episode 6, and much more!||11/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Weekly Stuff #165 - We Need To Talk About America||In this special episode, we talk about the devastating results of the 2016 election, how it makes us feel, why we are scared, and what we are doing to cope. We will be back on Monday with a regular episode.||11/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Weekly Stuff #164 – Nintendo Switch Analysis, Red Dead Redemption 2, Logan Trailer & More||Jonathan and Sean analyze a busy week full of news, with particular attention paid to the unveiling of the Nintendo Switch, perhaps the most exciting announcement Nintendo has had in over a decade.||10/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Weekly Stuff #163 – Reviewing Gears of War 4 & Shin Godzilla||We review Shin Godzilla, the first Toho-produced Godzilla film in twelve years, and one of the best films of 2016, along with thoughts on Gears of War 4, the beta for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, and much more!||10/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Weekly Stuff #162 – Godzilla Retrospective Spectacular! Plus Persona 5, Paper Mario Color Splash, and more!||It's our long-anticipated Godzilla retrospective, as we count down all 28 films in the 62-year history of one of cinema's most enduring icons.||10/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Weekly Stuff #161 – Reviewing Forza Horizon 3, Virginia, and Hitman Episode 5||Sean and Jonathan review the incredible new racing game Forza Horizon 3, the recently released fifth episode of Hitman, and finally the extremely discussion-worthy indie game Virginia on the latest episode of The Weekly Stuff.||10/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Weekly Stuff #160 – Movie Reviews, ReCore & Virginia Impressions, and Destiny: Rise of Iron Review||In addition to reviewing Destiny: Rise of Iron, the latest expansion for the shared-world shooter, Sean and Jonathan review some new movies (Sully and Snowden) talk about some new video games (ReCore and Virginia) and even revisit an old classic in Shenmu||9/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Weekly Stuff #159 – Kingsglaive, ReCore, PS4 Pro Analysis, and Gamecube 15th Anniversary Retrospective||Sean and Jonathan talk Sony's recent unveiling of the PlayStation 4 Pro, review Kingsglaive, the Final Fantasy XV movie, take a look back at the Nintendo Gamecube on its 15th anniversary, and much more!||9/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Weekly Stuff #158 - Grab Bag! News, Movie Reviews, Remembering Gene Wilder, Titanfall 2 Beta, & No Man's Sky Kerfuffles||In one of the grab-baggiest grab-bag episodes we ever done, we recount two weeks of news and experience, starting with the death of Gene Wilder, a beloved actor who has certainly done plenty to shape both of our perceptions of cinema. Jonathan and Sean ea||9/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Weekly Stuff #157 - Reviewing Persona 3 The Movie #4 – Winter of Rebirth||If you’ve listened to us for any length of time, you’ll know that our favorite video game here at the Weekly Stuff is Persona 3. You’ll also know that, as the four-part anime film adaptation has been coming out in Japan over the past three years||8/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Weekly Stuff #156 – News Round-up, Suicide Squad Review, and Discussing No Man’s Sky (Fixed)||This week starts with Jonathan talking about his unexpected journey with the now 15-year-old Final Fantasy X, and Sean continuing his assassination adventures with Hitman, before we dive into some recent news, such as the passing of Star Wars’ Ken||8/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Weekly Stuff #155 – Reviewing Jason Bourne, Talking NX Rumors, DC Shenanigans, and lots more!||This week is a bit of a grab-bag, as our main topic involves our spoiler-filled review of Jason Bourne – a disappointing and frustrating sequel that is nevertheless interesting to talk about – but we have a solid two hours of other assorted conversati||8/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Weekly Stuff #154 - The Jason Bourne Trilogy Retrospective Spectacular!||With Jason Bourne, the new entry in the beloved action franchise starring Matt Damon and directed by Paul Greengrass, arriving in theatres this Friday, we thought now the best time to take a look back at the original Jason Bourne trilogy: The Bourne Ident||7/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Weekly Stuff #153 - Comic-Con News Round-up, Ghostbusters, & Star Trek Beyond Review||In the first of two podcasts this week, we break down a bunch of news out of Comic-Con – including announcements and trailers from Marvel and DC – and Jonathan offers some thoughts on the new Ghostbusters movie (it’s great!) and the new PS4 JRPG,||7/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Weekly Stuff #152 - Reviewing 'Inside,' Talking Pokemon Go, and Celebrating Star Trek's 50th Anniversary||We’re back with a jam-packed episode, as Sean and I offer some thoughts on recent games like Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens, or games that are just new to us, like Dishonored, while Jonathan recounts his continued adventures re-watching all of Dragon||7/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Weekly Stuff #151 – 2016 Mid-year Review Spectacular! (Fixed)||With six months of 2016 now behind us, it’s a good time to take stock of the year so far – and while it’s been a rough year for humanity in general, it’s been a pretty phenomenal year for video games, and in some ways, we’ve barely even gotten s||7/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Weekly Stuff #150 – Celebrating the Nintendo 64 at 20 and Sonic the Hedgehog at 25||In our 150th episode of the podcast, we take a trip down memory lane to celebrate the 20thanniversary of the Nintendo 64 and the 25th anniversary of Sonic the Hedgehog. The N64 was a formative console for both of us, containing some of the greatest games||6/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Weekly Stuff #149– E3 Analysis Spectacular! Discussing all the news from Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, and more!||If you’ve listened to The Weekly Stuff for any period of time, you know we – or, at least, Sean – are sort of unhealthily obsessed with E3, and the many strange, overlong, weirdly wonderful press conferences and gaming announcements that come along||6/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Weekly Stuff #148– Pre-E3 News Analysis & Speculation Spectacular!||With E3 and its myriad press conferences right around the corner, we prepare for one of the year’s biggest weeks in game news by recapping what turned out to be a pretty intense week of announcements and leaks in its own right, in which we learned the f||6/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Weekly Stuff #147 - Reviewing DOOM & X-Men Apocalypse||It’s a two-topic episode this week, as after hitting a few quick pieces of news, covering recent shake-ups and kerfuffles related to WB’s troubled DC film slate, and recounting Jonathan’s adventures with a 16-year-old Pokemon game, we offer two in-d||5/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Weekly Stuff #146 - Reviewing Uncharted 4: A Thief's End||After taking a week off due to Jonathan being under the weather – and to thus spare our listeners from a podcast filled with wall-to-wall coughing – we are back to discuss a few stray topics, including the Assassin’s Creed movie trailer and Sean’s||5/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Weekly Stuff #145 – Persona 5 Trailer, Overwatch Beta, and Reviewing Captain America: Civil War||In what is probably the longest episode we’ve ever recorded, we hit on a host of interesting recent topics – such as the open beta for Overwatch, news of Han Solo’s casting in the upcoming Star Wars spin-off movie, and the newest trailer and Japanes||5/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Weekly Stuff #144 – Whither Nintendo? Plus Call of Duty, Doctor Who News, and much more!||With big media events like Captain America: Civil War and Uncharted 4 on the immediate horizon, this week is the ‘calm before the storm,’ as we tackle a variety of topics – including Sean’s final thoughts on Dark Souls III and Jonathan’s continu||5/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Weekly Stuff #143 – New York Stories, Dark Souls 3, Xbox 360 Memories, and much more!||This week’s episode is something of a grab-bag, as we cover a wide range of topics including Sean’s initial thoughts on Dark Souls 3, Jonathan’s takes on the finales of Better Call Saul and Supergirl, and continuing reports about Sony’s plans for||4/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Weekly Stuff #142 - Uncharted Trilogy Retrospective Spectacular!||With Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End just a few weeks away, and proving to be one of the most anticipated games of 2016, we thought now would be a good time to look back on one of PlayStation’s most iconic series, tracing the arc from the first Uncharted g||4/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Weekly Stuff #141 - Technology Woes, Star Wars: Rogue One Trailer, & Movies that don't look like real movies||This week is a fun grab-bag of topics, as Jonathan rants about a weekend of relentless technology woes (hint: This was ‘the podcast that almost wasn’t’) and Sean is jumped into Windows 10 like Microsoft is the mafia. We talk a little bit more about||4/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Weekly Stuff #140 - Talking Final Fantasy XV News, Reviewing Daredevil Season 2, and much more!||This week on the show, we start with a dive into a large grab bag of topics. Jonathan talks about his experiences playing Digimon Story: Cyber Sleuth – which Sean has been talking about for weeks (it’s great!) – and offers some thoughts on both Supe||4/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Weekly Stuff #139 - Jonathan & Sean vs Batman v Superman: Dawn of Awfulness||After years of waiting and/or dreading, this weekend, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice finally arrived in theatres…and it is worse than any of us could have possibly imagined. I gave a spoiler-free take on the movie in my written review, but today’s||3/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Weekly Stuff #138 - The Batman & Superman Cinematic Countdown Retrospective Spectacular!||In the second of our two podcasts this week, we prepare for tomorrow’s release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in one of our biggest episodes ever. First and foremost, we reflect on the entire long, storied history of Batman and Superman on film b||3/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Weekly Stuff #137 - Grab Bag! Game Stories, Civil War Trailer, Indiana Jones 5, PS4.5 Rumors, & much more!||This week, we dip into a giant grab bag of news and stories, as Jonathan recounts his adventures catching up on Uncharted 2, his first experiences with Pokken Tournament on the Wii U, his love for the Bravely Second demo on 3DS, and a decade-in-the-making||3/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Weekly Stuff #136 - Pokemon 20th Anniversary Retrospective Spectacular!||With last week signaling the 20thanniversary of Pokemon Red & Blue – and the start of one of the world’s most enduring multimedia franchises – we are thrilled this week to offer a big, in-depth retrospective of the Pokemon universe. Sean and I discu||3/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Weekly Stuff #135 - Talking Deadpool, Digimon Story, Fire Emblem Fates, and more!||After a week off, we return with a slew of topics, including more news on Star Trek and Batman v. Superman, a final check-in from Sean on The X-Files revival series, and more. We talk a little more about Deadpool, now that Sean has seen it as well. For th||2/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Weekly Stuff #134 - Deadpool, Random Stuff, and Persona 3 The Movie #3 - Falling Down||This week starts with a barrage of topics, as we talk about the unexpected success of Deadpool, discuss recent games we’ve been playing, check in on the latest Star Trek news and the newest Batman v Superman trailer, and get off on a whole lot of tangen||2/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
This is an excellent podcast covering popular culture. Lack and Chapman know film, gaming, TV, and Dr Who. The dialogue is witty and informative.
Great Long-Form Podcast on Movies and Gaming
This is a great podcast that always delivers 2-3 hours of great content. Jonathan and Sean are avid gamers and film critics and both bring both academic criticism and very transparent personal love and interest in movies and games. The result is a podcast that is both informative and entertaining. Jonathan and Sean have been podcasting for years now and clearly do so because they love it, and their long-term friendship turns into good "on-air" chemistry. Jonathan has a great ability to find a new game or movie that he loves and will rave about it so effectivly that I was pushed over the edge to buy both a 3DS and a PSTV to play games that they would recommend. Well worth it by the way. I subscribe to a lot of podcasts and this is one that I always download and listen to as soon as a new episode drops.
The only negative thing I have to say about this podcast is that at times Jonathan and Sean will spend an entire episode on a specific and niche topic that is so obscure that it would be better suited to be an episode of a podcast about that specific fandom rather than their very general "weekly stuff" format. (I'm looking at you Top Persona Vocal Songs episode) But really that is fine all things considered.
Keep up the good work guys. Also, can we get a picture of Sean? I've pictured Randall from "Clerks" for years now, but something tells me he'd never wear a backwards hat.
Great podcast on video games and movies
If you like video games and movies this is a great podcast for it. The two hosts talk about recent movies and video games.