Monthly Archives: June 2023

Frotcast 546 – The Idol AKA 50 Shades of Entourage, with Sam Haft [UNLOCKED]

Here’s our past Frotcast, now unlocked for your free listening pleasure, about HBO’s The Idol with guest Sam Haft, songwriter and half of the band the Living Tombstone.

Frotcast Bonus: Top Chef World All-Stars Winner Buddha Lo

Big news for fans of Top Chef Power Index: I interviewed Top Chef World All-Stars winner Buddha Lo. Buddha became the first back-to-back Top Chef champion in the show’s history. In terms of how dominant he was, all I need to say is that I had him ranked number one in the first episode of his first season, and then had him number one again after all but one of this season’s episodes (and don’t think he didn’t know that I snubbed him in my episode one recap this year — I had him at number two).

You expect a guy as exacting in his approach as Buddha is to be kind of dull or a dick, but Buddha is just too Australian for that. He retains his casual appeal, and has such a unique background that he always makes for a great interview. Who else could I ask such pointed questions about what a dugong tastes like and expect such specific (and weirdly mouth watering) answers?

Read the whole write-up over at GQ, or (AND) listen to it here.

Teaser – Frotcast Watches HBO’s The Idol With Sam Haft

The Frotcast reviews HBO’s ‘The Idol’ on this week’s podcast, with guest Sam Haft from The Living Tombstone. ‘The Idol’ stars Johnny Depp-spawn Lily Rose-Depp and pop star The Weeknd, aka Abel Tesfaye, whose actual house is the location for the show. It adds to the growing Sam Levinson oeuvre, the brainchild of Barry Levinson’s director son who seems to really love filming naked ladies with strobey visuals and bombastic scores. Bret called ‘The Idol’ “50 Shades of Entourage” on our text chain. We will defend Sam Levinson’s right to film other famous kids naked and horny art in general, even if we can’t entirely stand behind this show. Subscribe on Patreon for the full episode! Patreon dot com slash Frotcast!

Other topics include the British guy in hot water for his eggplant statement and the Jason Momoa/Vin Dieself beef.