The TV Dudes Podcast
The TV Dudes is a weekly podcast dedicated to discussing all things tv, including: news, reviews, and tv discussion. The TV Dudes is recorded by 4 friends out of Austin, TX and new episodes are released every Friday. Tune in!
info_outline Can You Go Home Again? 10/15/2021
Can You Go Home Again? This week, we challenge the wisdom of Thomas Wolfe as we wonder, can you go home again? Can you or should you return to a the haunted house you inherited as in CBS's Ghosts? Can ABC go back to the '60s and recapture the magic in the new Wonder Years? Can Jon Stewart come back to TV after retiring from the Daily Show? And will Nate ever be welcome back in our hearts after his heel turn in the season finale of Ted Lasso? 1:28-24:14 TV Diary 24:14-39:03 Truth Is Stranger Than Fan-Fiction 39:57-46:15 Ghosts (Paramount+) 47:09-54:47 Wonder Years (HULU) 54:47-1:05:58 The Problem with Jon Stewart (Apple+) 1:05:58- Dessert: Ted Lasso Season Finale (Apple+)
info_outline Christina Bianco, 'A Lot to Unpack' - The TV Dudes Interview 10/13/2021
Christina Bianco, 'A Lot to Unpack' - The TV Dudes Interview This week, Les chats with the amazingly talented Christina Bianco. From stage to screen, Christina Bianco’s singular voice and comedic charm have brought audiences around the world to their feet. Bianco captured international acclaim as a YouTube sensation with her ‘diva’ impression videos, gaining over 25 million views. Dubbed “the girl of a thousand voices,” Christina has performed on major television programs such as The Ellen Degeneres Show and The Today Show. Her debut live album, Life Of The Party, is available on iTunes and other major music platforms. She and Les chat about her amazing career, making art in a pandemic, moving to London, and her upcoming two night show titled "A Lot to Unpack" which she'll be performing at Birdland NYC October 15th and 16th. Tickets here:
info_outline Self-Indulgence 10/08/2021
Self-Indulgence This week, we're going to get a little self-indulgent! We're talking about the no-holds-barred weirdness of 'Doom Patrol' on HBO Max, indulging every whim inspired by the strange DC comic. We're talking about the slow burn of 'Midnight Mass' on Netflix, which rewards those who stick around, and the slow burn of 'Foundation' on Apple+, which seems likely to not. And we're talking about David Chase's Sopranos fan film 'Many Saints of Newark' on Netflix. 2:42-23:45 TV Diary 26:06-35:04 Doom Patrol (HBO Max) 35:51-51:41 Midnight Mass (NETFLIX) 52:06-1:01:45 Foundation (Apple+) 1:01:45-1:10:21 Many Saints of Newark (NETFLIX) 1:10:35- Double Desserts: What If?/Ted Lasso
info_outline Why Would You Make That? 10/01/2021
Why Would You Make That? This week we ask the musical question: Why would you make that? Blending together Star Wars and anime on Star Wars Visions on Disney+ is actually the least crazy thing this week. There's the forgettable Ordinary Joe on HULU. There's the Korean sci-fi weirdness of Squid Game on NETFLIX. And there are certainly some weird gems in Les's rundown of Fantastic Fest. 3:11-20:40 TV Diary 20:40-25:55 Truth is Stranger Than Fan-Fiction 25:55-35:48 Star Wars Visions (Disney+) 36:12-42:30 Fantastic Fest (Beyond the Infinite Two Minutes, Cannon Arm and the Arcade Quest, Found Footage Phenomenon, Let The Wrong One In) 42:30-52:28 Ordinary Joe (HULU) 52:28-58:00 Fantastic Fest (The Beta Test, Bingo Hell, Exorcism of God, Ike Boys, Lamb, Mother Schmuckers) 58:00-1:04:32 Squid Game (NETFLIX) 1:04:32-1:16:26 Fantastic Fest (This is Gwar, The Trip, Baby Assassins, Eyes of Fire, There's Someone Inside Your House, V/H/S/94, Woodlands Dark and Days Bewitched: A History of Folk Horror, Sweetie You Won't Believe It) 1:16:26- Double Dessert: What If?/Ted Lasso
info_outline When You're Strange 09/24/2021
When You're Strange This week, things are getting strange. There's the weirdness of "sex school" in season three of 'Sex Education' on Netflix. There's the weird tone of 'The Premise' on Hulu. There's the increasing and delightful weirdness of 'AP Bio' season four on Peacock. And there's the accumulated weirdness stuffed into the perfect finale for 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' on Hulu. 2:02-15:52 TV Diary 15:52-23:35 Truth is Stranger Than Fan-Fiction 25:40-35:06 Sex Education (NETFLIX) 35:40-49:43 The Premise (HULU) 49:43-56:06 AP Bio (Peacock) 55:45-1:03:28 Brooklyn Nine-Nine Series Finale (HULU) 1:03:44- Double Desserts: Ted Lasso/What If?
info_outline Family Matters 09/17/2021
Family Matters This week, we're talking about Family Matters! That's right, it's time to talk about the reboot of a beloved ABC family show... no, not that one, Doogie Howser gets a new look and new locale with 'Doogie Kamealoha, M.D.' on Disney+. Then there are the complicated family matters of Irish gangsters in 'Kin' on AMC+. And the less-than-stellar family drama that is puzzingly at the head of FX's adaptation of 'Y The Last Man'. Check it out! 1:58- TV Diary 23:33-34:35 Truth is Stranger Than Fan-Fiction 37:45-47:57 Doogie Kamealoha, M.D. (Disney+) 47:57-1:05:44 Y The Last Man (FX/HULU) 1:05:44-1:14:33 Kin (AMC+) 1:14:33- Double Desserts: Ted Lasso/What If?
info_outline A Whole Lotta Murder 09/10/2021
A Whole Lotta Murder This week, there's just a whole lotta murder on HULU. Sometimes it's vampires, like in 'What We Do in the Shadows' Season 3. Sometimes it's... uh, also vampires, like in 'American Horror Story Double Feature'. Sometimes it's... probably not vampires? Like in 'Only Murders in the Building'. 3:39-26:31 TV Diary 26:31-40:07 Truth is Stranger than Fan Fiction 43:34-49:23 What We Do In The Shadows (FX/HULU) 49:23-57:51 AHS Double Feature (FX/HULU) 57:51-1:09:26 Only Murders in the Building (HULU) 1:09:26- Double Desserts: Ted Lasso & What If?
info_outline Jordan Dean, 'Harry & Meghan: Escaping The Palace' - The TV Dudes Interview 09/08/2021
Jordan Dean, 'Harry & Meghan: Escaping The Palace' - The TV Dudes Interview This week, Les chats with actor Jordan Dean about his role as Harry in the Lifetime Movie 'Harry & Meghan: Escaping the Palace', out now. They discuss the difficulty in playing a living public figure, how wardrobe and sets help deepen his connection to the character, and much more. They also chat about his appearance on one of our favorite shows from recent years, the amazing 'High Maintenance'. It's a wonderful chat, and we hope you enjoy.
info_outline Roger Dorman, 'Karen' - The TV Dudes Interview 09/06/2021
Roger Dorman, 'Karen' - The TV Dudes Interview This week, Les chats with actor Roger Dorman. Roger can be seen now in the satirical racial horror film 'Karen' alongside Taryn Manning. Dorman plays Officer Mike Wind, and we discuss the challenge of playing an irredeemable character so different from himself, how he preps for a role, and how he puts the tools down at the end of a shoot. Check it out!
info_outline I Hate My Co-Workers 09/02/2021
I Hate My Co-Workers We love our TV Dude co-workers here at TVD HQ, but we know not everyone is so lucky. You could be in for academic backbiting and in-fighting like in 'The Chair' on NETFLIX. Or you could have a relationship based entirely on tormenting one another like in 'The Grand Tour' on Prime. Or you could be one of the dysfunctional spies of Archer on FX. Even if you're lucky, your co-workers could get into difficult relationships like on this week's 'Ted Lasso' or cause you to destroy the space/time continuum like on this week's 'What If...?'.
info_outline Finding Your Gang 08/26/2021
Finding Your Gang This week, the gang at TV Dudes are talking about Finding Your Gang. It could be the indigenous youth of Reservation Dogs on HULU, the difficulties of being part of the police gang in the final season of Brooklyn Nine-Nine on HULU, or finding your love gang (is that a thing?) on Modern Love on Prime. 3:51-37:22 TV Diary 37:22-47:36 Truth Is Stranger Than Fan-Fiction 50:04-59:43 Reservation Dogs (FX/HULU) 59:43-1:12:10 Brooklyn Nine-Nine (HULU) 1:11:32-1:23:25 Modern Love (PRIME) 1:23:53- Double Dessert: Ted Lasso/What If?
info_outline Rag-Tag Crews 08/19/2021
Rag-Tag Crews This week, the rag-tag crew of the TV Dudes are talking about other rag-tag crews. We're talking about the kids on Anohana on Funimation, the burgeoning Justice Society on Stargirl on CW, the dysfunctional family of Titans on HBO Max, the other dysfunctional family of Star Trek Lower Decks on Paramount+, and the surprisingly functional families on Ted Lasso on Apple+ and the Star-Lord episode of What If? on Disney+! 3:40-23:36 TV Diary 23:36-33:33 Truth Is Stranger Than Fan-Fiction 34:26-44:08 Anohana (Funimation) 44:32-53:13 Stargirl (CW) 53:13-1:06:57 Titans (HBO Max) 1:07:09-1:11:58 Star Trek Lower Decks (Paramount+) 1:22:13- Dessert: Ted Lasso & What If? (Apple+/Disney+)
info_outline Jason Kravits, 'Off the Top!' - The TV Dudes Interview 08/17/2021
Jason Kravits, 'Off the Top!' - The TV Dudes Interview This week, Les chats with actor Jason Kravits. Whether you recognize him from Broadway (The Drowsy Chaperone, Relatively Speaking) or TV (“Halston,” “The Undoing,” “Dr. Death,” “B Positive,” “Search Party”), you haven't seen anything like what he's trying now - an entire cabaret, improvised from scratch on-stage. Every song, every lyric, every show-biz anecdote, humblebrag and overshare… made up, on the spot, based on audience suggestions. Les asks him how he does it, what happens when it all goes wrong, and much more! Jason will be performing the show September 17th and 18th at Birdland NYC.
info_outline Akim Black, ''Power Book III: Raising Kanan'' - The TV Dudes Interview 08/16/2021
Akim Black, ''Power Book III: Raising Kanan'' - The TV Dudes Interview This week, Les chats with actor Akim Black about his role in the Starz series 'Power Book III: Raising Kanan'. Akim stars as Trez-G, one of Unique’s (Joey Bada$$) oldest friends and right-hand man. We discuss how he got into acting, what it's like on the show, the special challenges and thrills of playing his character, and much more. Check it out!
info_outline Time to Kill 08/13/2021
Time to Kill This week, we've got some time to kill, like the anxious Mr. Corman on Apple+. Or maybe it's time to kill, like the supernatural murderers on American Horror Stories on FX on Hulu? (Happy Friday the 13th, BTW) Or maybe a bit of both, with the time travel war of the Transformers in War for Cybertron: Kingdom on Netflix? Or maybe it's time to kill those errant timelines that sprouted in What If...? on Disney+. Kill some time with us! 1:36-15:51 TV Diary 17:32-23:17 Stranger Than Fan-Fiction 24:49-31:18 Mr. Corman (Apple+) 31:18-41:43 American Horror Stories (FX/HULU) 41:43-53:04 Transformers War for Cybertron Kingdom (NETFLIX) 53:04-1:04:16 What If...? (Disney+) 1:04:16 - Ted Lasso (Apple+)
info_outline Tracey Birdsall, 'I Think You Should Leave' - The TV Dudes Interview 08/11/2021
Tracey Birdsall, 'I Think You Should Leave' - The TV Dudes Interview This week, Les chats with actress Tracey Birdsall. Tracey can be seen on Netflix in the very funny 'I Think You Should Leave', as well as the sci-fi movie 'Rogue Warrior: Robot Fighter'. We discuss those projects, plus her upcoming series 'The Time War' and much more. Check it out!
info_outline Glory Crampton, 'Project 9' - The TV Dudes Interview 08/09/2021
Glory Crampton, 'Project 9' - The TV Dudes Interview This week, Les chats with Glory Crampton, the acclaimed musical theater soprano and global concert soloist on her new video Project 9. The video just won three Telly Awards, including “Best Music Video,” and features a cast of Broadway regulars. We discuss that project, her amazing career, and much more. You can watch Project 9 on YouTube . Check it out!
info_outline That Old Magic 08/06/2021
That Old Magic That Old Magic has returned! There's the magic of lost musical towns in Schmigadoon on Apple+. And then there's the returns of two of last years' favorites, Never Have I Ever on Netflix and Ted Lasso on Apple+. Did they live up to the high expectations set? That's what we're here to talk about. 3:53-42:18 TV Diary 42:18-51:35 Truth is Stranger Than Fan-Fiction 52:31-1:02:12 Schmigadoon (Apple+) 1:02:12-1:11:32 Never Have I Ever (Netflix) 1:11:32-1:23:38 Ted Lasso (Apple+)
info_outline Natalia Castellanos, 'Bosch' - The TV Dudes Interview 08/05/2021
Natalia Castellanos, 'Bosch' - The TV Dudes Interview This week, Les chats with actress Natalia Castellanos. Natalia can be seen starring as Mayor Susanna Lopez in Amazon Prime’s long running drama series “Bosch.” The show's seventh and final season is available now. Natalia's professional acting career began in Kingston, Jamaica working as Jennifer Grey's body-double and we discuss what made her want to step in front of the camera, how empathy informs her craft, what she finds different about hosting versus acting, and much more. Check it out!
info_outline Far From Home 07/30/2021
Far From Home Whether it's the super-buff heroes and villains of 'Masters of the Universe: Revelation' on a quest through heaven and hell, the characters of 'Miracle Workers' season 3 on the oregon trail, or the slobberfaced dog of 'Turner and Hooch' on Disney Plus, destroying the apartment of his new owner Josh Peck... or Randy, who is just out of town this week - we're all a long way from where we started. Nick, Kyle and Les try and hold it down as we discuss those shows and more! Check it out! TV Diaries 3:28-21:26 Stranger Than Fan Ficiton 21:26-32:07 Masters of the Universe: Revelation 35:13-49:21 Miracle Workers 49:59-59:05 Turner and Hooch 59:05
info_outline David Cade, 'Lansky' - The TV Dudes Interview 07/28/2021
David Cade, 'Lansky' - The TV Dudes Interview This week, Les chats with David Cade, who can currently be seen as the infamous mobster Ben “Bugsy” Siegel in the film “Lansky” alongside Harvey Keitel and Sam Worthington. David discovered his passion for storytelling at a young age and we discuss using film as a form of childhood escapism, his work with the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, his first on-screen credit in the 2008 drama “Milk,” with Sean Penn and director Gus Van Sant, and much more. Check it out!
info_outline Lee Eddy, 'Cruel Summer', 'Panic' - The TV Dudes Interview 07/28/2021
Lee Eddy, 'Cruel Summer', 'Panic' - The TV Dudes Interview This week, Les chats with actor, writer, and comedienne Lee Eddy. Lee can be seen in Amazon's series "Panic" as well as Freeform's "Cruel Summer". Long ago, she and Les both worked at Dougherty Arts Camp in Austin, Texas, and we discuss everything from her path through the industry to the joys and horrors of teaching kids to write plays and make animated shorts. Check it out!
info_outline Camron Jones, 'Panic' - The TV Dudes Interview 07/28/2021
Camron Jones, 'Panic' - The TV Dudes Interview This week, Les chats with actor Camron Jones. This year, Camron stars in Amazon Prime’s new series “Panic” as Bishop, an athlete and solid A student whose lifetime of inherited pressure begins to take its toll. He's also appeared in “grown-ish,” “The Purge series,” as well as "Shameless." We chat about all that, how he got into the craft, what he does when he's not on screen, and much more. Check it out!
info_outline Stephen Amell, Aisha Tyler, Kamen Edwards, Cassandra Amell, 'Speech and Debate' - The TV Dudes Interview 07/28/2021
Stephen Amell, Aisha Tyler, Kamen Edwards, Cassandra Amell, 'Speech and Debate' - The TV Dudes Interview This week, Les chats with the folks behind the comedy short film 'Speech and Debate' which screened at ATX Television Fest Season 10. Green Arrow himself, Stephen Amell, shows off his comedy chops as an obsessive high school debate coach up against an equally dedicated rival, played by the hilarious Aisha Tyler. The whole thing was written by Kamen Edwards and directed by Cassandra Amell, and they were all nice enough to sit down for a call about the project. It's a fun interview about a funny series of episodes, and we encourage everyone to go find them online.
info_outline Nice Work 07/23/2021
Nice Work This week, we're talking about some nice work! It may be the nice New Zealand people facing the supernatural over at Wellington Paranormal on CW and HBO Max, or the hard-working Monsters at Work on Disney+, or the beleaguered staff and strange visitors at White Lotus on HBO.
info_outline Jordane Christie, 'Why Women Kill' - The TV Dudes Interview 07/22/2021
Jordane Christie, 'Why Women Kill' - The TV Dudes Interview This week, Les chats with actor Jordane Christie. Jordane can be seen right now, starring in season two of the critically acclaimed, Paramount+ anthology series “Why Women Kill.” He shines as Vern, a World War II veteran and private detective, and in this interview we discuss his love of the arts, working on Netflix "Haunting of Hill House" and filming the short film "We Can't Breathe" during Covid restrictions. Why Women Kill has its season 2 finale July 29th on Paramount+. Check it out!
info_outline All Good Things Must End 07/16/2021
All Good Things Must End This week, we're talking about endings. No, the TV Dudes aren't ending, we are eternal, like Twinkies and the TVA. But we are talking about the end of Loki season one on Disney+, the final season of Atypical on NETFLIX, and the final episodes of Mythic Quest season two on Apple+. We'll also be talking about the end of Randy's patience with the Emmy's and the end of Les and Randy's patience with Adult Swim's dumb streaming rules that make it impossible for them to talk Rick & Morty this week with Kyle and Nick. And we'll be talking about the sketch and performance show taped in London's East End, Taskmaster, a Patreon request that we watched on Youtube. OK, we actually don't know where Taskmaster is taped, but we had to cram it into the theme somehow. 2:44-21:48 TV Diary 21:48-29:50 Randy Hates The Emmys 29:50 -40:30 Stranger Than Fan-Fiction 41:55-54:24 Taskmaster (Youtube) 54:52-1:08:22 Rick & Morty (ADULTSWIM) 1:08:36-1:21:16 Atypical (NETFLIX) 1:21:24-1:35:25 Mythic Quest (Apple+) 1:35:25-Loki (Disney+)
info_outline Zelda and Daniel Barnz, 'genera+ion' - The TV Dudes Interview 07/14/2021
Zelda and Daniel Barnz, 'genera+ion' - The TV Dudes Interview This week, Les chats with the co-creators of HBO's Generation series, Zelda and Daniel Barnz. They discuss their work dynamic as daughter and father, how Zelda kept the series paced so well, decisions made with the series' stylish camerawork, episode length, casting, and much more. Check it out!
info_outline Linda Schuyler and Stephen Stohn, 'Degrassi Series' - The TV Dudes Interview 07/14/2021
Linda Schuyler and Stephen Stohn, 'Degrassi Series' - The TV Dudes Interview This week, Les chats with Degrassi franchise Co-Creator and EP Linda Schuyler and her fellow Executive Producer Stephen Stohn about their groundbreaking series, its evolution across generations unlike anything on TV, how they find their stories, and much more. Check it out!
info_outline Kirk Acevedo, 'Oz' - The TV Dudes Interview 07/12/2021
Kirk Acevedo, 'Oz' - The TV Dudes Interview This week, Les talks with actor Kirk Acevedo. Born and raised in the Bronx, Kirk landed his first great role as Alvarez, on HBO's prison drama Oz. Since then, he's had amazing turns in Fringe, 12 Monkeys, Arrow, and much more. They chat about his memories of Oz, what he loves about playing bad guys, his long career, and much more. Check it out!