Episodes

This is the full archive of episodes. We have them sorted by season, but feel free to just find a movie you enjoy and start there.

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How to Be a Dad

The Midnight Boys are here with your cinematic guide on fatherhood.
Clifford

Clifford

We start our "How to Be a Dad" series early with a discussion of a deeply strange movie, Clifford. Ever want to see a 10 year old played by a 40 year old - then this is the perfect movie for you. We also talk about some of our favorite comedies that no one else likes.

July 30, 2021
Three Men and a Baby

Three Men and a Baby

Joe is now a father so we are ready to give our expert advice on How to Be a Dad. We come up with the Tony Danza line and dig into Ted Danson's past.

August 17, 2021
Parenthood

Parenthood

The boys try to pull some lessons from Ron Howard's Parenthood in the second installment of "How To Be A Dad." Work-life balance, raising a genius, cutting off a failson, browsing your daughter's nudes - it's all on the table this week!

August 24, 2021
Mr Mom

Mr Mom

Megan joins the show as we continue our season on "How to be a Dad". We learn Rob has friend blindness and talk about the careers of Michael Keaton and John Hughes. Finally, bidet talk.

August 27, 2021
Boyz n the Hood

Boyz n the Hood

We dive into John Singleton's terrific 1991 debut, Boyz n the Hood. Topics include the moral panic surrounding the film's release, when to have "the talk," and the dearth of good movie dads.

August 31, 2021
The Mitchells vs the Machines

The Mitchells vs the Machines

It is time to move the child off to college. We complain about Netflix, Joe feels old and we talk about when our parents took us to college. Finally, we just share stories about our fathers.

September 7, 2021

When Movies Attack

Sometimes movie productions are so troubled that they overshadow the actual films being made. This season is on WHEN MOVIES ATTACK!
The Crow

The Crow

We get our brood on with 1994's the Crow. Join us for a discussion on the Death of Brandon Lee, the 1994 MTV Awards, and dog boots.

April 13, 2021
Roar

Roar

We're going to talk about a movie where people are mauled repeatedly by wild cats and that is all you should need to know to press play.

April 20, 2021
Waterworld

Waterworld

We start with some rural jet ski talk then we dive into Waterworld. We discuss the production mishaps, why it cost so much and Rob passionately defends Kevin Costner.

April 27, 2021
The Right Stuff

The Right Stuff

We blast off with The Right Stuff, the Reagan-era docudrama about the early days of NASA. Find out how this movie attacked its crew much like the real Mercury 7 and learn some fun astronaut facts.

May 4, 2021
The Conqueror

The Conqueror

John Wayne, Susan Hayward, and Howard Hughes join forces to dose audiences with an embarrassing spectacle of Hollywood whitewashing and the cast and crew with deadly radiation exposure.

May 11, 2021

Bond by B.A.H.N.D

The Midnight Boys go through a cultural blindspot for them. We pick a movie from each Bond actor and determine their B.A.H.N.D rating.
Casino Royale (1967)

Casino Royale (1967)

We start our Bond season with a non-Eon canon film that is an absolute mess. Jonathan from Minute:Impossible joins us as we rate David Niven as Bond but spend most of our time talking about Peter Sellers, Orson Welles, Herb Alpert & John Huston.

January 26, 2021
Goldfinger

Goldfinger

This season we'll examine every James Bond actor. We start off with what many say is the definitive Bond movie - 1964's Goldfinger. Joe debuts the B.A.H.N.D rating system we'll use to decide the best Bond of all time.

February 9, 2021
On Her Majesty's Secret Service

On Her Majesty's Secret Service

We dive into George Lazenby's lone entry into the Bond canon. We give him his B.A.H.N.D. rating and are shocked by the results. We also discuss snow action, Dianna Rigg and tales of early internet.

February 16, 2021
The Spy Who Loved Me

The Spy Who Loved Me

It's Roger Moore's turn under B.A.H.N.D. lens and Grandpa Bond doesn't fare especially well as we talk The Spy Who Loved Me, submarine cars, and everybody's favorite henchman, Jaws.

February 23, 2021
Moonraker

Moonraker

We absolutely had to talk about the Bond in Space movie. We continue to talk about Roger Moore and Jaws as we bring in friend of the show (and Bond fan) Rob to discuss Moonraker and find out his Bond rankings.

February 25, 2021
The Living Daylights

The Living Daylights

Timothy Dalton mercifully takes us beyond the "Roger Bore era" with the Living Daylights. We ponder whether Dalton is too dark and discuss behind-the-scenes drama with casting the new 007.

March 2, 2021
Goldeneye

Goldeneye

Pierce Brosnan was the first Bond we all saw as kids. We talk about computer hackers, Xenia and Joe's Jack Wade theory. We end on some GoldenEye N64 memories.

March 9, 2021
Casino Royale (2006)

Casino Royale (2006)

It's Daniel Craig's turn to go under the BAHNDiscope in our episode on Casino Royale (the good one). We're mad for Mads, hardcore for parkour, and prepared to discuss testicular fortitude. We also recap our BAHND scores and reflect on what we learned about that horny soak from MI6.

March 16, 2021

Rock Docs

Our season on Rock Docs covers some notable music documentaries to help fill the live performance void in our lives.
Metallica: Some Kind of Monster

Metallica: Some Kind of Monster

We have a new season talking about Rock Docs. We discuss our own relationship with Metallica's music and dive into the band's dynamic with their new 'therapist'. Finally, we decide where we'd record our own dream vanity project.

November 24, 2020
The Doors

The Doors

Listen, we know this isn't a rock doc, but the idea is the same. We bring on friend of the show, Jim, to talk about The Doors. We also each decide which band we want to see Oliver Stone do a biopic about.

November 25, 2020
Madonna: Truth or Dare

Madonna: Truth or Dare

Madonna: Truth or Dare takes us into a day in the life of Madonna during her Blonde Ambition tour. We discuss our Madonna history, MTV, our Pepsi controversies, and our backstage demands.

December 1, 2020
Hype!

Hype!

It's time to study a musical trend that features bands with worse names than this podcast - Hype! Gen Xers rejoice as we talk grunge, selling out, and a bunch of other stuff people can't afford to care about anymore. Whatever.

December 8, 2020
Parking Lot Trilogy

Parking Lot Trilogy

We talk about Heavy Metal Parking Lot, Neil Diamond Parking Lot & Harry Potter Parking Lot. We deep dive into the nature of fandom. Also, some surprising takes on Judas Priest, Neil Diamond and Harry Potter.

December 15, 2020

Monster Rehash

Throughout the 1990s, a number of Universal Picture's classic monsters were re-imagined. The quality of results were varied.
Bram Stoker's Dracula

Bram Stoker's Dracula

The horniest Dracula adaptation! We talk about practical effects and the state of horror movies before and after this movie hit screens. Joe does his best to defend Keanu's performance.

October 27, 2020
Interview with the Vampire

Interview with the Vampire

Clare joins us to talk about Interview with the Vampire. We also discuss Pitt vs Cruise.

October 28, 2020
Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

We are disappointed that this is such a poor adaptation of an excellent novel. We discuss the slip and slide scene and our wishlist for a modern day Frankenstein.

November 3, 2020
Wolf

Wolf

We dissect the forgotten 1994 movie Wolf, which should be better than it is. Rob explains how dogs ruined the internet. Listen until the end for a special promotion!

November 10, 2020
The Mummy

The Mummy

It's time to WRAP UP the season with the late 90s blockbuster The Mummy. Brendan Fraser, scarabs, and plagues and whatnot.

November 17, 2020

Erotic Thrillers

For 15 years this subgenre was a force at the Box Office and dominated video rentals.
Disclosure

Disclosure

We are starting a season on Erotic Thrillers next week and patrons get access to a special episode with Meeks on Disclosure.

September 25, 2020
Fatal Attraction

Fatal Attraction

Our new season is about Erotic Thrillers. We talk about Fatal Attraction and it's cultural legacy. We use Fatal Attraction to discuss the most famous tropes of this short-lived subgenre. Also, rabbits as pets and Michael Douglas.

September 29, 2020
Body Double

Body Double

We go with an early Erotic Thriller with Brian De Palma's Body Double. We discuss changes in the film industry, the Chemosphere house and De Palma.

October 6, 2020
Basic Instinct

Basic Instinct

We have hit the apex of Erotic Thrillers with Basic Instinct. We talk about how Nick Curran is a terrible cop. Finally,, we deep dive into the life of Joe Eszterhas.

October 13, 2020
Wild Things

Wild Things

We borrowed Wild Things from the guy down the hall in your dorm so we could wrap up the season with the twistiest and silliest erotic thriller yet.

October 20, 2020

Problematic Faves

We each pick a title that we still love even though, maybe we shouldn't?
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

Our new season covers "Problematic Faves" and begins with Rob's selection, Ace Ventura Pet Detective. We talk through Rob's very personal and emotional choice.

April 7, 2020
Cape Fear

Cape Fear

We philosophize about the 1991 remake of Cape Fear. Is it problematic? Secretly smart? Does it exist in the Problem Child Cinematic Universe? We don't actually answer any of these questions, but we all agree it's A-game De Niro.

May 28, 2020
Morrissey

Morrissey

Joe takes the group on a musical detour and explains his love of Morrissey and listening to an artist after their fall from grace. Rob and Duff are very patient.

June 30, 2020

Our Dumb Decade

It's time to look back at the way movies looked forward to the 2010s.
2010: The Year We Make Contact

2010: The Year We Make Contact

This season opens with a look at 2010. The boys try to figure out why this got made, evaluate the franchise mania that grips the industry, and look at the most notorious sequels of the past decade.

October 22, 2019
2012

2012

The Midnight Boys continue this season with a movie so long you will wish for floods and fire. We discuss this silly calendar-based theory, a movie that somehow makes the end of the world boring, shake our heads disappointedly at bad dads yet again, and close it out with a power ballad breakdown.

November 5, 2019
Back to the Future - Part II

Back to the Future - Part II

The Midnight Boys are halfway through "Our Dumb Decade" as they march into 2015 with Doc and Marty in Back to the Future Part II. What did boomers think this decade would look like? What are the best movie inventions? What did technology actually bring us in the 2010s?

November 19, 2019
The Running Man

The Running Man

The Midnight Boys are . . . back [guttural noise] to talk about The Running Man, action stars, dead game show hosts, and reality TV. Put on your tights and run through the gauntlet with them.

December 3, 2019
Akira

Akira

The Midnight Boys face down the end of the world as they talk Akira, anime ignorance, and which evil organization will bring about our doom.

December 17, 2019
Mission to Mars

Mission to Mars

The Midnight Boys are here to help you ring in the new year and blast off into space with Mission To Mars. Celebrate the holiday by listening in as they argue about De Palma and Rob uses his extensive NASA experience to teach us all about space travel.

December 31, 2019

Summer of 1997

Remember the movies from the summer of 1997? Well, we do.
Con Air

Con Air

We start season 3 as we discuss movies from the "Summer of 1997". Join us as we talk about Con Air and why this dumb movie somehow works.

May 7, 2019
My Best Friend's Wedding

My Best Friend's Wedding

The Midnight Boys take on a romantic comedy from the "Summer of 1997". We discuss RomCom tropes and Rob is left to defend this movie to Joe and Duff.

May 14, 2019
Conspiracy Theory

Conspiracy Theory

The summer of 1997 takes a dark turn with Conspiracy Theory. Line the walls with foil as we dive into MK Ultra, New Coke, Supertramp and QAnon. Rob also stans for Braveheart.

May 21, 2019
GI Jane

GI Jane

The summer of 1997 rolls on as we push ourselves to the limit with G.I. Jane. We talk about Demi Moore’s omnipresence in the 90s, Monkey Shines, and mom movies. Plus, the return of dark web content!

May 28, 2019
Speed 2: Cruise Control

Speed 2: Cruise Control

We conclude the Summer of 1997 as we laugh our way through the plot summary, budget and production of Speed 2. We also ask, is this the worst sequel?

June 4, 2019

Fears & Phobias

We discuss movies that explore common fears & phobias.
Open Water

Open Water

It's time to talk terror. We discuss 2003's low budget hit, Open Water. How would we do in this situation? We also discuss the true story that the film is based on.

March 5, 2019
Nightmare at 20,000 Feet

Nightmare at 20,000 Feet

It’s aerophobia time as we take a trip to the Twilight Zone. We compare the episode “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet” against its film remake. Along the way Rob shares an awkward plane story, and we discuss what is arguably the worst accident in film history.

March 12, 2019
The 40 Year Old Virgin

The 40 Year Old Virgin

Let's talk about sex. We dive into Andy's fear of having sex in Judd Apatow's The 40 Year Old Virgin. We share some stories and discuss how this 2005 movie has aged.

March 19, 2019
The Nightmare

The Nightmare

We dig into our dreams and discuss the 2015 documentary, The Nightmare. Joe shares his experience with sleep paralysis. We also talk about the movie, Nell, for some reason.

March 26, 2019
Arachnophobia

Arachnophobia

We examine the 1990 “thrillomedy” Arachnophobia. Join us for creepy crawly talk on spiders and other scary animals. There are also inflammatory opinions on John Candy courtesy of Rob.

April 2, 2019
Pet Sematary

Pet Sematary

Join us as we dig into the original adaptation of Stephen King’s Pet Sematary. We chat about frozen hamsters, a pit of dead dogs and the Ramones.

April 4, 2019

Failsons

Let's talk about failsons. These are the boys born on 3rd base but still unable to get home.
Gladiator

Gladiator

We discuss arguably the greatest fail-son of all - Emperor Lucius Aurelius Commodus. We’ll stumble through Roman history, theorize about Commodus if he were alive today and salivate over Nick Cave's (yes, *that* Nick Cave) rejected sequel script.

November 13, 2018
Batman Returns

Batman Returns

We continue our Failson season talking about a trio of characters from Batman Returns. We can't get enough of Oswald Cobblepot and agree that this movie is one wacky ride for a blockbuster.

November 20, 2018
Harold and Maude

Harold and Maude

The boys tackle the Cult Failson with a look at Harold from Hal Ashby's Harold and Maude, with bonus commentary on senior citizen lovemaking.

November 27, 2018
Billy Madison / Tommy Boy

Billy Madison / Tommy Boy

An otherwise lighthearted episode about the trials and tribulations of Billy Madison and Tommy Callahan turns dark when Duff shares his most harrowing internet discovery yet.

December 4, 2018
The Omen

The Omen

The boys went to hell and back to tackle our first failson with two dads, Damien, from the 1976 film The Omen. Check your son for birthmarks, vet the help carefully, and remember - IT'S ALL FOR YOU!

December 11, 2018
The Graduate

The Graduate

In our season finale, we study The Graduate and take on the baby boomers one last time through their sociopathic avatar Benjamin Braddock.

December 18, 2018

Listener Request

Fans who sign up on our Patreon can pay for an individual episode that will release on A Free Podcast.
American Ninja 2: The Confrontation

American Ninja 2: The Confrontation

Neil from Mogwai Minute comes on to talk about an 80s martial arts film. We discuss the Cannon Group filmography, hunks and Duff asks the big questions about ninjas.

October 12, 2021
Faster, Pussycat! Kill Kill

Faster, Pussycat! Kill Kill

Our wealthy benefactor does it again, this time paying us to watch 1965's Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill! We'll explore the death of the Production Code and the rise of exploitation films, Russ Meyer, and Rob offers an exciting new Patreon offer.

September 28, 2021
Flash Gordon

Flash Gordon

We have another special patreon request. We talk about the Gen X classic Flash Gordon. We discuss Max von Sydow, William Hootkins and Sam J Jones. We also discuss the Queen soundtrack and wonder who would be the best artist to score a Flash Gordon remake. Finally, we announce the theme of our next season.

May 25, 2021
The Stupids

The Stupids

We have a special patreon request. We talk about the forgotten 90s film, The Stupids. We share our favorite moments of The Stupids and discuss Tom Arnold, PG Ratings and John Landis.

March 23, 2021
The Point!

The Point!

We have a special patreon request episode! We talk about the animated kids film from 1971, The Point! This allows us to talk a lot about Harry Nilsson, personal VHS taped favorites and the importance of voice actors.

January 21, 2021
A Serious Man

A Serious Man

We have another patreon request episode! We talk about the Coen Brothers film, A Serious Man. We share our favorite Coen Borthers movies and we talk about the Columbia House Record Club.

March 25, 2020
SpaceCamp

SpaceCamp

We have our first patreon request episode! We talk about the 80s kids film, SpaceCamp. This allow us to go into tangents about the Challenger, Rob's NASA experience and Joaquin Phoenix's childhood cult.

February 26, 2020

Bonus

Various one-off episodes we have made that don't really fit into any of the above seasons.
Santa's Slay

Santa's Slay

Wrestler Bill Goldberg stars in a yule-tide slasher movie. We talk about wrestlers who act and pitch holiday-themed movies starring our wrestler of choice.

December 22, 2020
Guide to Social Distancing

Guide to Social Distancing

A special dispatch from our bunker in Aspen meant to guide you through these troubling times.

March 16, 2020
Best of Decade

Best of Decade

Duff, Joe & Rob discuss their top movie from each year of the decade. Find out how many times they actually agree.

January 14, 2020
Disney Animation Studio Draft

Disney Animation Studio Draft

The three of us do a six round fantasy draft of movies from Walt Disney''s Animation Studio. Listen for our picks, but stay for Duff''s Matthew Broderick fun fact.

July 30, 2019
Bird Box

Bird Box

We jump on the birdwagon to talk about Bird Box, the Netflix distribution model and our least favorite birds.

January 10, 2019
Scrooged

Scrooged

We get all holly jolly as we dish on Scrooged, holiday music, and a magical horse who gives financial advice.

December 21, 2018

Patreon

This is available on our Patreon feed. You can unlock all of our patreon episodes for $2.
Last Action Hero

Last Action Hero

Arnie time! We talk about the production of Last Action Hero and how it's status has changed over the years. We also dive into John McTiernan's legal history and talk about action movies we'd like to be stuck in.

September 30, 2021
Mr Mom

Mr Mom

Megan joins the show as we continue our season on "How to be a Dad". We learn Rob has friend blindness and talk about the careers of Michael Keaton and John Hughes. Finally, bidet talk.

August 27, 2021
Clifford

Clifford

We start our "How to Be a Dad" series early with a discussion of a deeply strange movie, Clifford. Ever want to see a 10 year old played by a 40 year old - then this is the perfect movie for you. We also talk about some of our favorite comedies that no one else likes.

July 30, 2021
Unstoppable

Unstoppable

Time to join Denzel Washington and Chris Pine on a runaway train. We talk about Tony Scott, relationships rehabbed through action, Denzel and our Chris rankings.

June 25, 2021
The Wiz

The Wiz

We talk Motown and dive into The Wiz. A discussion on Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Sidney Lumet & Joel Schumacher. Finally, we share our theater backgrounds.

May 21, 2021
The Witches of Eastwick

The Witches of Eastwick

We talk about The Witches of Eastwick and the fantastic performances by Cher, Sarandon, Pfeiffer and Nicholson. Is this movie trying to say something? If so, what and does it succeed? Also, Duff has witch facts.

April 30, 2021
Boxing Helena

Boxing Helena

Time to get weird. We talk about Boxing Helena - the production behind it and the 'performance' by Julian Sands. We also all agree that Bill Paxton is fantastic.

March 25, 2021
Moonraker

Moonraker

We absolutely had to talk about the Bond in Space movie. We continue to talk about Roger Moore and Jaws as we bring in friend of the show (and Bond fan) Rob to discuss Moonraker and find out his Bond rankings.

February 25, 2021
Casino Royale (1967)

Casino Royale (1967)

We start our Bond season with a non-Eon canon film that is an absolute mess. Jonathan from Minute:Impossible joins us as we rate David Niven as Bond but spend most of our time talking about Peter Sellers, Orson Welles, Herb Alpert & John Huston.

January 26, 2021
Pan's Labyrinth

Pan's Labyrinth

We get to talk about how much we love this movie and our appreciation for Guillermo del Toro. Joe gives us some background on Francoist Spain and tells us his plan to fool the pale man.

December 18, 2020
The Doors

The Doors

Listen, we know this isn't a rock doc, but the idea is the same. We bring on friend of the show, Jim, to talk about The Doors. We also each decide which band we want to see Oliver Stone do a biopic about.

November 25, 2020
Interview with the Vampire

Interview with the Vampire

Clare joins us to talk about Interview with the Vampire. We also discuss Pitt vs Cruise.

October 28, 2020
Disclosure

Disclosure

We are starting a season on Erotic Thrillers next week and patrons get access to a special episode with Meeks on Disclosure.

September 25, 2020
Timecop

Timecop

Jean-Claude Van Damme, the future of movie theatres and Rob tried to go horseback riding.

August 28, 2020
The Poseidon Adventure

The Poseidon Adventure

Time to discuss disasters! We go back to 1972 to talk about Gene Hackman, Ernest Borgnine and The Poseidon Adventure.

July 31, 2020
Observe and Report

Observe and Report

We are trying something a little different this time. We start with some non-movie discussion and then use Observe and Report to talk about a certain kind of guy that wants to be a cop. Finally, we share our own mall stories.

June 26, 2020
Nell

Nell

We did it. We talked about Nell. If you've never seen it, a quick serch on YouTube will give you all the clips you need.

May 5, 2020
Popeye

Popeye

We talk about the extremely strange production of Robert Altman's Popeye. We also dive into the 70s auteurs and the paths the rest of their careers took.

April 2, 2020
AutoFocus

AutoFocus

We talk about the movie, Auto Focus. A very strange film from 2002 about the real life story of Bob Crane (star of Hogan's Heroes). You don't need to be familiar with the movie or the story to enjoy this episode. If you like strange hollywood stories, this is for you.

March 6, 2020
The Relationship Expert

The Relationship Expert

It's time for a special valentine's day episode. We bring on Jamie, the relationship expert, and answer questions our listeners have submitted. Things get pretty dark.

February 11, 2020
Bad Boys

Bad Boys

We re-experience the 90s as we rewatch Bad Boys. Sad Boys take on Bad Boys.

January 28, 2020
Ernest Saves Christmas

Ernest Saves Christmas

We spend the holidays talking about Ernest Saves Christmas. We talk inept Santas, Amy Fisher and things get a little heated between Duff and Rob.

December 20, 2019
Son in Law

Son in Law

Friend of the show, Rob, joins us as we talk about the Thanksgiving classic, Son in Law.

November 13, 2019