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A packed show on this week’s pop culture podcast: Mickey and Jim look ahead to the joys and aggravations of spring wedding season; wonder about just what the culture of Fox News was like behind closed doors; dissect People’s debatable criteria for the most beautiful people alive; ask whether there’s a point to wanting healthier options at fast-food places; the many, many listeners who offered beloved bad movies, and finish with a quick dissection of the new Star Wars trailer.
Posted: April 21, 2017, 8:49 pm
On this week’s pop culture podcast, Mickey and Jim talk about the supernova-level inanity of the Pepsi commercial; the unjust pain of Oakland Raider fans, big-grossing bad movies, or movies that are terrible but beloved by most people anyway; Alicia Keyes’s Tweet about the Muslim ballerina and the difference between the world as it is and the world as we wish it to be and the unique candies of Easter season.
Posted: April 7, 2017, 5:42 pm
After a long hiatus, the pop culture podcast returns, with a happy ending to a missing pet story, the unmentioned dangers of home improvement projects, the countdown to the return of Twin Peaks, and a discussion of how the show mixed our fears of evil both otherworldly and mundane…… a hint about a future project from Jim, long in the works… … the engrossing, relentless tension of HBO’s Big Little Lies… … and how the E! network’s vacuous inanity can become strangely soothing.
Posted: March 31, 2017, 4:15 am
This week on #TJAMS, the Pop Culture Podcast, a quick recap of CPAC and the colossal Oscar snafu; some snarky comments about the latest cast of sorta-kinda celebrities on Dancing the the Stars; why Rachel Dolezal gets under our skin; a strangely appealing paid leave program from Sweden, and what our listeners are giving up for Lent.
Posted: March 3, 2017, 6:15 pm
This week on #TJAMS, Jim and Mickey open with a discussion on The Cult of Beyonce and why politically-outspoken music stars are slightly less annoying than politically-outspoken movie and television stars; FX’s Legion and the use of time periods in storytelling; the characterization “cheats” in the latest 50 Shades movie; a preview of CPAC next week, and the “chick flicks” that no one is too macho to admit enjoying.
Posted: February 17, 2017, 12:54 pm
Big podcast this week! All the behind-the-scenes details about the Koch winter meeting that Jim couldn’t get into print, like his security escort to the men’s room; preparing for the “Big Game” (because the NFL doesn’t like anyone using the term “Super Bowl”); conclusions after watching the Ghostbusters reboot and the difference between a boring bad movie and an entertaining bad movie; elaborated thoughts on why social media networks aren’t fun anymore, Mickey's role as "canary in the coal mine"and an extensive review of our listeners’ nominations for the worst movie of all time.
Posted: February 3, 2017, 4:41 pm
It's the 100th episode of #TJAMS. This week Jim and MIckey look back on some of their favorite moments in pop culture, including some highlights from the show. The movies, shows, music and current events that have shaped our world since the first podcast. An update on some fan favorites, and a sneak peak at what is next for the #TJAMS crew.
Posted: January 23, 2017, 6:26 pm
This week on #TJAMS it's, our 99th edition, and first of the new year: Why New Year’s Eve needs to move to a different spot on the calendar, why ABC’s reality show The Bachelor is designed to make you feel good about your relationship; Jim delves into CW’s Riverdale and when a reboot changes the original material so much it’s no longer a reboot; why the Golden Globes are a little more fun than most Hollywood awards shows and Mickey’s breathless update on the Great Pillow Controversy of 2017, a.k.a., “Pillowgate.”
Posted: January 6, 2017, 5:49 pm
The final #TJAMS podcast of 2016! Jim and Mickey wrap the year with tributes to George Michael and Carrie Fisher, the best television (and the year that on-demand service programming caught up with premium cable, movies and events. Remembering facets of life that today’s kids just wouldn’t understand like “Be Kind, Rewind” and cassette tapes. Jim opens up about becoming part of Pop Culture . Everyone shares their most memorable pop culture moment of 2016 and what we’re looking forward to in 2017.
Posted: December 31, 2016, 3:41 pm
This week’s #TJAMS podcast features dramatically underrated Christmas songs, The question of just why Disney feels the need to relentless advertise Rogue One; a look at how Amazon has transformed holiday shopping and why service continues to die in America, and a discussion of why the Hallmark Channel keeps re-using the same clichés in their Christmas movies.
Posted: December 16, 2016, 6:11 pm
This week’s pop culture podcast is certain to cause a stir. Mickey and Jim contemplate whether “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” veers from suggestive to creepy, an in response to the overwrought calls for banning the song, I offer a spectacularly inappropriate rewrite. We ask whether raucous office Christmas parties are an urban legend or just a dying breed, why Hollywood keeps making more movies about the Kennedys, and list the sports phenomenon that Millennials take for granted, like computer-generated first down lines, free agency-driven roster overhauls, multiple uniforms, and social media coverage of a game.
Posted: December 9, 2016, 5:17 pm
After a long absence and travels, Jim and Mickey are back, with a lament of how the entire week after Thanksgiving has turned into some sort of giant Retail Hannukah: Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday, Whatever’s Left Wednesday and Stop Creating New Faux-lidays Thursday. We return to the relentless big-budget ominousness of HBO’s Westworld, mock the friendship-wrecking holiday gift ideas from Goop, the lifestyle site run by Gwenyth Paltrow -- more or less the official piñata of The Jim and Mickey Show – and conclude with a detailed dissection of the unnerving theological implications of Frosty the Snowman.
Posted: December 2, 2016, 3:33 pm
This week on #TJAMS Jim teaches us the hard lessons about barfing grade-schoolers from chaperoning a fourth-grade field trip to Jamestown, Virginia; Twin Peaks isn't the only book in town, J.K. Rowling’s attempt to branch out into new genres has mixed reviews; Late-night baseball, Early morning Football and how bad weather makes for great sports cities; Lindsey Lohan either tries a new accent or suffers a terrible head injury, and Your Trivial Tuesday answers about songs that sound completely different once you understand the lyrics.
Posted: November 4, 2016, 6:25 pm
This week Jim and Mickey try to make sense of the NFL’s Krayola Kombat Antagonize-the-Color-Blind nights on Thursdays; the inanity of allowing Daylight Savings Time to louse up two weekends a year; Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Orgy; the biggest plot twists of all time and the ones that feel like a gut punch; and our listeners’ fondest Halloween memories.
Posted: October 21, 2016, 5:09 pm
This week's #TJAMS has a lot to unpack. There’s actual non-vapid news involving Kim Kardashian: what the heck happened in that robbery of her in that Paris hotel? The NFL contemplates the decline in ratings and I contemplate the Jets’ imminent devastating loss to the Steelers; the early intrigue of HBO’s Westworld, what it means when a baby has three genetic parents, and remembering childhood crushes.
Posted: October 7, 2016, 4:24 pm
This week we ask whether NFL’s “Red Zone” channel of constant highlights makes watching a regular game less fun to watch. Jim experiences "Red Zone" in real life. South Park Teaches us even more. Mickey falls in love with NBC’s drama, “This Is Us”; We shudder at Halloween decorations that are already deemed too scary and the evolution of FX’s “American Horror Story,” and the worst spoiler alerts of all time.
Posted: September 30, 2016, 1:42 pm
A different start to this week’s pop culture podcast, as Jim begins by spitting hot fire about the Twitter’s brief suspension of Glenn Reynolds, a.k.a., Instapundit. Mickey points out that this week’s South Park dealt with the phenomenon of people quitting Twitter in that show’s typically incisive satire. We also examine Post-Brangelina America, Survivor’s decision to pit the Millennials vs. Generation X, and some other fall television offerings like lawsuit-triggering Jon Benet documentaries and Minnie Driver’s Speechless.
Posted: September 27, 2016, 12:25 pm
On #TJAMS this week Jim and Mickey are trying to enjoy sports in the hyper-politicized era, Is Jack Bauer back? The chilling ads for ABC’s new drama, Designated Survivor; Surprising results from a discussion dissecting the podcast Welcome to Night Vale. Why we’re watching Rick Perry dance and Ryan Lochte get attacked in prime time, and what you would bring to a desert island.
Posted: September 16, 2016, 2:51 pm
This week we’re ready for the new NFL season but bewildered by the official Twitter hashtags for most of the teams; we investigate the chilling spike in sightings of nut-jobs in clown masks across the country; Jim wonders whether creating a conservative-focused web TV service is just embracing cultural isolation; Mickey’s love for the drug cartel drama Narcos, and what you remember about your first days of school.
Posted: September 9, 2016, 4:17 pm
The arrival of fall brings change: Mickey offers a theory on why you didn’t hear as much about MTV’s Video Music Awards this year; the even-more-random-than-usual lineup of this fall’s Dancing With the Stars, Jim explains why we want professional athletes to shut up and let us enjoy some escapism for a few hours, a quartet of documentaries probe a long-forgotten 1990s crime, and the odd things your body can do, with most of the listener entries being… reasonably tasteful.
Posted: September 2, 2016, 3:13 pm
On this week’s #TJAMS, the painful lesson that every tech upgrade is a downgrade in disguise; the promise and peril of “back to school” season and the eternal national debate about homework; some updates on the True Crime stories Mickey’s been following and the state of the genre, and finally, an intense Jim goes into an expansive discussion of our #TrivialTuesday topic with Wild Palms and the sense of a casual, zonked-out acceptance of creeping authoritarianism.
Posted: August 26, 2016, 3:16 pm
This week on #TJAMS: Jim and Mickey discuss the joys of summer travel, eating shows and their consequences, why the horror genre can’t work without a sympathetic protagonist. Our take on "Lochte-Gate" before any details came out. The glorious return of football and the places our listeners dream of relocating to one day.
Posted: August 19, 2016, 3:07 pm
It's the middle of the Summer of Nostalgia and this week #TJAMS takes a look . Jim regales us with tales from the conventions, Mickey’s latest adventures in puppy-raising, a wild PokemonGo update from Jim. They analyzie Netflix’s “Stranger Things” and Syfy’s “The Magicians”, and listeners picks for the Fair Foods, you look forward to each year.
Posted: August 11, 2016, 2:05 pm
This week on #TJAMS, Mickey updates us on the joys of not-so-small puppy ownership and Jim compares to The Secret Life of Pets; why the country’s gone nuts for “Pokemon Go” and how it took a video game to get kids off the couch; HBO’s The Night Of and what it takes to make a compelling crime thriller; ABC’s effort to restore family-friendly programming with “Sunday Fun and Games,” and our impassioned debate about french fries
Posted: July 15, 2016, 2:35 pm
This week on Jim and Mickey look at beach vacation trends, like condominium-size canopies; the simple turn-off-your-brain-and-root-for-the-animals joy of CBS’ summer series, “Zoo”; what to do when your family surname matches that of an infamous European dictator; “Swiddleton”, the Jamaican bobsled team of celebrity couples, a pair so unlikely and inherently discordant and doomed to failure that you can’t help but watch, and finally, our listeners on what they considered their most important rite of passage.
Posted: July 8, 2016, 7:16 pm
The biggest episode of #TJAMS yet? National Radio Hall of Fame inductee Bob Kevoian, host of the legendary " Bob & Tom Show" for 32 years, and his wife, Twitter superstar Becky Kevoian, join Jim and Mickey for a lengthy conversation on their “Junebug Journeys” travels, Bob’s retired life, the dangers of morel hunting, why Vin Diesel should be your retirement consultant and your social media should be managed by the Indianapolis Colts special teams
Posted: June 24, 2016, 4:15 am
This week Jim and Mickey dive deep to find the best of popular culture stories this week... Mickey gives us a puppy update (a pupdate?) Insane parents and the kid who swam to Alcatraz and back! Cheating on your Fitbit? You aren't alone. Jim struggles to understand Mickey's fascination with the Kardashians, especially Kim. Pixar’s “Finding Dory” makes them question Pixar's golden touch. We asked listeners..What’s on your bucket list? They had some fantastic answers. #TJAMS
Posted: June 17, 2016, 3:31 pm
This week, Mickey describes the joy of bringing her new puppy home, Jim details the risks of relying on Amtrak; we note the sale of the Playboy mansion and Hugh Hefner’s quixotic lifelong effort to convince everyone he’s more than just a smut-peddler; investigate Mickey’s new favorite true-crime show The Vanishing Women; shudder at the increasingly unnerving tone to the preparation for the Rio Olympics and ask whether you want to see your favorite athletes risk exposure to Zika. Then are you ready to "Hack My Life"?
Posted: June 10, 2016, 12:45 pm
JIm and Mickey catch up on puppy bonding and ping-pong injuries, debating whether Hollywood’s worst recent move is the Angry Birds movie, the Beauty and the Beast live-action remake, or Sony’s plan to preemptively slime Ghostbusters critics as sexist; the seemingly endless NHL and NBA playoffs, a transition in the world of professional wrestling, Millennials living at home and “emotional terrorism” of Zillow commercials. Last week’s show traffic surged to our most listened to episode ever, so thanks to everyone’ who’s listening.
Posted: May 27, 2016, 2:03 pm
Back from a two week hiatus, Jim and Mickey do not skip a beat. Jumping in with some exciting Puppy News for Mickey & the difficulty of selecting a name. Jim shares his disappointment with some network decisions for cancelled shows and completely geeks out on Captain America: Civil War. Gwyneth is pimping a new product for all the working moms, just like her, and Mickey introduces Jim and Dave to the latest trend in professional massages. This episode may be the closest to #NSFW You've been warned. It's clear the team was happy to be back together.
Posted: May 20, 2016, 5:13 am
On this week’s pop culture podcast: Michael Strahan and how not to leave a job; a farewell to Prince; a less dramatic NFL draft and a contemplation of the “Las Vegas Raiders”; risking the ire of the “Beyhive,” the swarming fans of Beyonce on social media that makes “Hamilton” fans seem low-key and lethargic; and a gleeful examination of the perpetual disaster that the Olympics have become.
Posted: April 29, 2016, 2:31 pm
This week Jim and Mickey take on the worst April in memory with all kinds of changes in our Pop Culture World and it was recorded before the loss of Prince. Jim introduces "The Night Manager" perhaps just to practice his accent. Babies are the Hot Hollywood accessory right now, even though People's Most Beautiful Woman has none. Then Mickey gets deep into "Nothing Left Unsaid" Anderson Cooper's documentary with his mother.
Posted: April 22, 2016, 3:12 am
This week Jim and Mickey start out swinging over the Adult Coloring Book phenomenon. Then right into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, who may not have been the best role model in hindsight. Gwyneth Paltrow is back in the spotlight telling us all "It's All Easy", Jim & Mickey explain why it is.. In her world. The introduction of #NationalTJAMSDay to go along with all the other "Days". Your Trivial Tuesday answers and much more.
Posted: April 15, 2016, 3:18 am
Jim and Mickey are back in the groove as they discuss how as one thing comes to an end another is sure to begin. The irony of discussing the OJ show without *spoilers* which begat many Reality Show Offspring. As American Idol comes to an end we look back at the impact it's had on the culture. Mickey introduces the audience to a new Vice Series called "Weediquette" which offers more than meets the eye. Jim finally gives his review of Batman vs Superman and tease about the Star Wars teaser.
Posted: April 8, 2016, 12:20 am
This week Jim and Mickey discuss awful restaurant experiences, the joys of Amazon’s detective television series, Bosch; the strange food offerings from chains such as Burger King’s new blood-red burger and the Red Robin Ramen Noodle bun, an upcoming documentary on Tony Robbins entitled I Am Not Your Guru, and the instinctive wariness of anything advertised on late night television.
Posted: April 1, 2016, 1:59 pm
Brought to you by the NFL Free Agency Federal Witness Protection Program, safely relocating players to places like Jacksonville, Cleveland, Tampa Bay or Buffalo, where most fans will never see them again. The great Mary Katharine Ham joins us to discuss the brutal sociological mating experiment that is ABC’s “The Bachelor.” We also recap the highs and lows of CPAC, have a surprisingly impassioned disagreement about Erin Andrews’ $55 million lawsuit against a stalker and a hotel management company; we try to find anything salvageable or funny in the “Ghostbusters” reboot trailer, and whether the joy of warm spring weather is offset by the hurricane of pollen that arrives with it.
Posted: March 11, 2016, 2:48 pm
This week Jim and Mickey discuss the upcoming Oscars and all the possible controversies with Chris Rock as the host. A new show offers a view into True Crime that hits a note with Mickey. Jim may have found the whiniest millenial ever, and the best. Downton Abbey is coming to an end, their way of life has been long gone. Are we too envious? Does media make it worse? Both Jim and Mickey go over some of their plans for CPAC 2016.
Posted: February 26, 2016, 7:42 am
Skin is in this week as Jim and Mickey discuss the highs and lows of the Grammys, some one wasn't impressed with the much hyped Hamilton. Deadpool is finally out and Jim dragged himself to see it for "research" his review is enlightening. Whole Foods looks into adding tattoo parlors, the two just couldn't help themselves. Then Mickey and Jim come up with some fun and interesting ways to celebrate Leap Year.
Posted: February 19, 2016, 4:20 am
Join Jim and Mickey as they go on a verbal trek through the memorable Super Bowl Moments to the troubles at Twitter. Why do so many give up Social Media for Lent? Valentine's Day is for Lovers...but is it for kids? Dealing with Diva's and Drama Queens who won't vote You off their personal Reality Show.
Posted: February 12, 2016, 4:15 am
"Big Game" weekend is upon us, Jim and Mickey discuss the players, the media coverage, ads and "Malfunctions" (including a few of our own) Just as the rails start coming off Jim and Mickey agree on something, they both are hooked on The People Vs OJ Simpson. Then the two discuss the rise of sky net toys and twitter beefs.
Posted: February 5, 2016, 2:53 am
This week Jim and Mickey look at FX’s The People vs. O.J. Simpson and the national legacy of the Simpson trial; chewing over new X-Files series, Marvel’s Agent Carter and the rarity of television shows that suddenly get much better; the menace of drunk-texting; a look at the wilder weight-loss television shows and the serious drug problem among America’s coyotes – and no, we’re not talking about people-smugglers.
Posted: January 29, 2016, 5:39 pm
Mickey and Jim prepare for the latest Winter Storm Panic. Chik-fil-A is now offering kale and McDonalds is putting chocolate sauce on fries, suggesting that somehow Ronald McDonald is pregnant. Service may be dead in America, and the televised Oscars may be getting ready to join them. (You can’t choose to nominate and award niche films and then hope for a mass television audience, fellas.)
Mickey travels the world through Planet Prime Time and tries to explain just why it Miley and Liam is the most consequential reunion since East and West Germany
Posted: January 22, 2016, 4:33 am
What would you have done with those Powerball winnings? Mickey and Jim argue: Is it ever Bad to win? Remembering David Bowie... Being Beibered. Getting Typecast as an actor or actress isn't *always* the worst thing, your NFL Franchise could move to another city. The consequences of "Making A Murderer", is it opening dialogue?
Posted: January 15, 2016, 4:18 pm
Jim and Mickey kick off 2016 with playoff anxiety – well, Mickey does -- the long-awaited Star Wars: The Force Awakens analysis; they autopsy Netflix’s Making a Murder, preview pop culture in the year to come, and ask if MTV is ready to replace reality television with swords and sorcery.
Posted: January 8, 2016, 5:08 pm
The Christmas week edition of our show. Jazz Shaw of Hot Air joins us this week, discussing his productive hobby of growing horseradish. Mickey and Jim dissect all the clichés of Hallmark’s saccharine but somehow irresistible Christmas movies, the pitfalls of holiday party attire, and yeah, some movie that’s coming out this weekend.
Posted: December 18, 2015, 3:24 pm
This week Jim and Mickey are tackling Christmas movies and why It’s a Wonderful Life endures; the NFL, concussions and whether kids should play football; how success eroded George Lucas’s storytelling instincts, and how Victoria’s Secret managed to turn a fashion show into a prime-time televised holiday event. Contest details for Christmas Lights pictures Heavy Lifting give away.
Posted: December 11, 2015, 2:45 pm
Special Guest Cam Edwards joins Jim and Mickey discussing the tail end of the Heavy Lifting book tour, whether you can escape Adele’s new album, Harrison Ford’s finger-pointing, encounters with very strange animals, and preparing for the holiday season.
Posted: December 4, 2015, 3:59 pm
It's a #TJAMS Thanksgiving. First we discuss the odd phenomenon of picking fights at Family Dinner and we move through traditions. We talk some AMAs and Jim's new show, The Man in The High Castle. Oh and Mickey finally saw 50 Shades of Grey. Happy Thanksgiving!
Posted: November 25, 2015, 5:46 pm
Tackling what we choose to watch when the news is dire; Jim's high-stakes assessment of the new Peanuts movie; Mickey’s bureaucratic nightmare for the simple, generous goal of adopting a shelter dog; and what, if anything, can be learned from the slow-motion full-spectrum meltdown of Charlie Sheen.
Posted: November 20, 2015, 4:26 pm
Halloween traditions, Sexy Costumes and Silly. Khloe and Llamar bringing out the best and worst in people. What is the Cost of Fame? Back to the Future...but not to be rebooted. The impact of Star Wars Trailer. And....Parachuting Beavers. You're in a *Very special Demographic", #TJAMS listeners. Plus... Choose Your Own Adventure Twitter.
Posted: November 3, 2015, 2:40 am
The cultural fights over tipping reach a new level; dissecting NBC’s Blindspot and the worn-out government conspiracy trope; whether anyone still needs “awareness” about breast cancer, and haunted hotels.
Posted: October 20, 2015, 8:48 pm
Tis the season for Pumpkin Spice, whether you like it or not, Fall is here. This week Jim and Mickey talk everything from Scream Queens to Screaming Kids. Getting in the Halloween spirit? We want to hear your Ghost Stories.
Posted: October 14, 2015, 2:41 pm
Jim and Mickey tackle the New York Times' idea of what a modern man should be; social media anger; an app designed to destroy civilization…Jim rages about ABC's "Castle" veering off the cliff, and… Did the new Daily Show live up to the hype? Oh and the entire show was live on #AltConRadio
Posted: October 2, 2015, 1:42 pm
This week we look at Pope Francis as a cultural figure and an unexpected statement from the Dali Lama; what’s gone wrong with ABC’s Castle television series; the new movie Black Mass and gangster movies and how one of the Bulger family’s toughest foes was . . . Mitt Romney; and finally, how South Park keeps it fresh after all these years.
Posted: September 25, 2015, 4:59 pm
Our hosts have a sudden divide on Neil Patrick Harris; Facebook's "dislike" button; the worst of the coming Hollywood reboots and the dangers of the rise of sexbots."
Posted: September 18, 2015, 3:45 pm