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As I’ve mentioned here and there, before putting on my Big Boy Pants and setting myself to writing a novel, I spent a number of years reviewing bad movies. A dozen years, to be precise. Yes, that’s a lot of bad movies.
But I didn’t just write about bad movies – I also talked about them on The Lair of the Unwanted, a podcast I co-hosted with fellow bad movie aficionado Jason Soto. Every month (and for a while, twice a month), Jason and I would tackle a bad movie or two, pontificate about the latest pop culture, subject our guest to a movie trivia game and if we were feeling extra spunky, create a fake ad or trailer. We did that for nine years, and it was a blast.
Nine seasons of a podcast! It’s hard to believe – that puts us in the ballpark of Seinfeld, The Office, Scrubs and How I Met Your Mother. But after nine years, Jason and I wanted to wrap things up before the show became a slog (not unlike the late seasons of some of the sitcoms I just named). Also, and this point can’t be emphasized enough, we sat through a lot of bad movies. Like me, Jason was ready to move on to other projects.
I’m going to miss getting together with Jason every month to discuss the movie we’d just subjected ourselves to, because in many instances, talking about the movie with him was infinitely more fun than actually watching the movie.
But you don’t have to miss those times! You can still check out all of the episodes at www.thelairoftheunwanted.com, where you have 179 episodes to choose from. Here are a handful of choice episodes:
#7 – America Kicks Ass! (American Ninja and Undefeatable)
#31 – Trollin for Fun (Troll 2)
#103 – Keep Your Stupid Script Read in Your Pocket (script read of The Room)
#136 – Hammer Time! (Steel)
#147 – The Tao of Sheen (The Wraith)
#173 – Bruce Lee for Diet Coke (No Retreat, No Surrender)