Homework: The Podcast

Homework: The Podcast

Friends since high school give each other and their listeners pop culture homework in five subjects: Books, Movies, TV, Comics, and Music. New Lessons every month.

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November 20, 2022 48 min
Welcome back to Lesson 15! Chapter 5 is Jose's movie pick, Dante's Peak, about a long-dormant volcano called Dante's Peak that suddenly erupts over the town of...Dante's Peak. That'll cost them the title of second best place to live (population under 20,000) for sure.

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Welcome back to Lesson 15! Only 90s kids will remember! In 1997, The once great city of New York became the one maximum security prison for the entire country. A fifty-foot containment wall was erected along the New Jersey shoreline, across the Harlem River, and down along the Brooklyn shoreline. It completely surrounded Manhattan Island. All bridges and waterways were mined. The United States Police Force, like an army, was encamp...
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Welcome back to Lesson 15! It's almost Halloween, the perfect time to look back at this X-Files episode from 1997, Post-Modern Prometheus.

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October 22, 2022 58 min
Welcome back to Lesson 15! Everything in this lesson involves 1997, the year this week's subject debuted their self-titled album. All Saints are an English girl group, and Jose kept this album in his car back in the day, even though John has no memory of it. But it's apparently UK's third-best selling girl group album of all time. Huh. John's still never heard any of these songs before. Not these versions, anyway.

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Welcome to Lesson 15! Everything in this lesson will involve the year 1997. First up, we're going back to King of the Hill, which debuted in January '97. The episode we're looking it is "Shins of the Father" which introduced the world to Hank's dad Cotton Hill.

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October 1, 2022 47 min
Anything we might have forgot to say about our Lesson 14 picks, plus our picks for next time.
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Welcome to Lesson 14, Chapter 6 This week, we read Flight Attendant Memoir by Margo D. Anderson.

This independently-published book is full of stories of Margo Anderson's five years working as a flight attendant for Atlantic Southeast Airline. And this episode is full of those stories, plus Marie Osmond, checking your work, and the advantages of physical media. Just don't ask for underwear recommendations.

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Welcome to Lesson 14, Chapter 5. This week, we check out the 2016 film Hunt for the Wilderpeople.

Starring Sam Neil and Julian Dennison, writer and director Taika Waititi's fourth feature film explores the bond between a curmudgeonly old man and his spirited foster son as they trek through the New Zealand bush, hiding from overzealous social worker Miss Finch. Sorry , that was Follow That Bird. Hiding from overzealous social wor...
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Welcome to Lesson 14, Chapter 4. This week, we're goin over Bon Voyage, Charlie Brown (And Don't Come Back!) Released theatrically in May 1980, this was the fourth feature-length Peanuts film, and directed by Bill Melendez, who has provided the squawky gibberish voices for Snoopy and Woodstock in every iteration of the series.

The movie is about Charlie Brown, Linus, Peppermint Patty and Marcy going on a trip to France as e...
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September 4, 2022 54 min
Welcome to Lesson 14, Chapter 3. This week, we discuss Icelandic rock band KALEO's second studio album, A/B. "Kaleo" is the Hawaiian word for sound or voice, which could apply to lead singer and guitarist Jökull Júlíusson. The other members are drummer David Antonsson, bassist Daniel Kristjansson, lead guitarist Rubin Pollock, and harmonicist Þorleifur Gaukur Davíðsson. As of 2022, they've released three studio albu...
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August 27, 2022 44 min
Welcome to Lesson 14, Chapter 2. This week, we discuss Trese issue one: Murder on Balete Drive. Trese is a comic book written by Budjette Tan and drawn by Kajo Baldisimo, which follows Alexandra Trese, a young detective who deals with supernatural crimes. Since the first volume of four stories was published in 2008, there have been 8 main series books, various spin-offs, and a 2021 Netflix animated series.

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August 20, 2022 47 min
Welcome to Lesson 14, which as all about Travel. We kick things off with Jose's pick, the Season 4 Finale of King of the Hill. Originally airing on May 21, 2000, "Peggy's Fan Fair" sees the Hill family travel to Nashville to see a bunch of celebrity County Music stars, most of whom John couldn't pick out of a lineup. But you don't need to know who Randy Travis is to enjoy watching him getting socked in the f...
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August 13, 2022 59 min
A rundown of everything covered in Lesson 13, and a glimpse of what's to come!
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John and Jose talk about Amazon's The Tomorrow War
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Jose and John talk 2021's Crush & Lobo #1
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July 9, 2022 8 min
John and Jose talk super briefly about the HBO series The Nevers
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July 2, 2022 10 min
If you don't want to see Jeff Bridges play a gymnastics coach, you can Stick It.
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June 25, 2022 16 min
John and Jose review the book Constant Comedy: How I Started Comedy Central and Lost My Sense of Humor, by Art Bell
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June 18, 2022 14 min
Jose and John listened to Ricardo Arjona's 2020 album Blanco
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June 11, 2022 52 min
Just Jose and John recapping all the stuff from Lesson 12
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