The M&M Report: Catching Up on Recent TV

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In a throwback to the early days of our podcast, Devin and I caught up on some TV we’ve been watching recently.

The Good Place: 0:00 – 3:00

BoJack Horseman: 3:00 – 8:30

Insecure: 8:30 – 13:30

Forever: 13:30 – 19:45

Succession: 19:45 – 28:15

American Vandal: 28:15 – 33:10

Big Brother: 33-10 – End

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The M&M Report: Five Years and Counting

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Mark and Devin celebrate the five-year anniversary of their podcast (!) by exploring their pop culture origin stories and uncovering a few embarrassing secrets along the way.

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Here are some things that were true on Sept. 15, 2013 — the day Mark and Devin released the first episode of The M&M Report:

The #1 song in America was “Roar” by Katy Perry.

The #1 movie in America was Insidious: Chapter Two.

The host of The Tonight Show was Jay Leno.

The host of The Late Show was David Letterman.

The most recent Beyoncé album was released following months of advance notice.

Cardi B was not yet of legal drinking age.

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian were not married.

Justin Timberlake was kinda cool — but only for a couple more weeks.

Drake’s music career consisted of one mixtape and two studio albums.

Jonas Brothers were still together.

Bill Cosby was months away from NBC announcing his comeback in a new sitcom.

Donald Trump’s most recent trip to Russia was in 1978.

The M&M Report: “Killing Eve” and “Barry”

KillingEve.jpgIt’s a full episode about the emotional devastation that comes with being a trained assassin (or being near one), courtesy of Killing Eve on BBC America (0:00-17:45) and Barry on HBO (17:45-End).

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The M&M Report: “The Good Place”

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On our latest episode, Devin and I try very hard not to spoil The Good Place (0:00-4:50)…and then they just give up and spoil it, because life’s too short (4:50-End).

After you listen, check out TV critic Alison Herman’s interview about the show with her philosopher father.

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Goodbye, 2017

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I couldn’t let 2017 slip away without indulging one more look back at the year in pop culture. Here are a few things that brought me joy. (And here are a few more.)

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The M&M Report: Highlights from a Tumultuous Year

hero_917d0d43fac07d9b38e726d62367ffb766cc8a26cd0834013c0b7e93b2d06dd18ff73654868ecfcbf425d91d95ffece5.jpgAs 2017 draws (crawls? barrels?) to a close, the time has come to reflect on what made us laugh, cry and think — or all three — in the last 12 months.

Devin Mitchell and I recorded 19 episodes of The M&M Report in 2017. Highlights included all-out fisticuffs over La La Land, a look back at the pop culture legacy of President Obama and a look ahead at the impact of President Trump; a long-awaited deep dive into Game of Thrones; a sober reflection amid the Harvey Weinstein allegations; and a truly revolutionary take on the acclaimed movie Lady Bird.

But there’s plenty more entertainment we didn’t have time to address on air. Here’s a look back at a few more of our favorite cultural items of the year.

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