Category Archives: TV

Frotcast 409: Pray The Warts Away, With Jason Webb



Ask and you shall receive: back by popular demand on this week’s Frotcast, it’s Joe Sinclitico. Joe is freshly engaged to be married (!!!), which doesn’t stop him from talking about his stint as a porn cameraman in his mid 20s (another listener-requested story). Comedian Jason Webb is also joining us this week, talking about his preacher father, his North Carolina upbringing, and the incredible story of the time a man used prayer to cure his plantar wart (you have to hear this one).

We also talk the best Tom Selleck movies, and of course Game Of Thrones. We answer all the burning questions, like whether Bran is the Night King and which Stark kid is the best. Is Game Of Thrones the best normie-approved cultural phenomenon we can hope for? Or is it the cultural juggernaut known as the FilmDrunk Frotcast? As always, subscribe to our Patreon for this week’s bonus content and leave us a review on iTunes (and thanks for the recent ones, you guys).

You’ll never be lonely when you have the Frotcast.


TEASER – Pod Yourself A Gun 6 Is Now Live



Just a quick note to say that the latest episode of our OTHER podcast, Pod Yourself A Gun, about The Sopranos, is now live. You can find it at Pod Yourself A Gun or wherever you get your podcasts. Check it out!


Frotcast 404: Abducted In Plain Sight, With Francesca Fiorentini



Hello Frotland! Matt Lieb here and we’ve got your weekly fix of the Filmdrunk Frotcast. This week, we had the hilarious and beautiful and my girlfriend Francesca Fiorentini in the LA Frotquarters and we discuss everything from Jussie Smollett, Jacob Wohl, to our nice little day trip to Palm Springs that we just got back from where she and I lounged by the pool all day. She’s my girlfriend. Eventually, Vince and I discuss Netflix’s Abducted in Plain Sight about a super sexual predator who will seduce an entire family just to get to a little girl. It’s pretty amazing and horrifying. So have a listen! And give us some stars and a review on iTunes, if you want. THANKS!


400: Jake Weisman From ‘Corporate’ And Alison Stevenson



Holy hell, gang, can you believe we’ve done 400 episodes of these?? What is that, like 17 straight years of podcasting? With that much pod time is it any wonder that one original host has died and another gone into hiding?

Anyway, we didn’t plan a massive, self-indulgent extravaganza episode to celebrate, but it is a pretty damn good episode nonetheless. We have actual TV star Jake Weisman from Comedy Central’s Corporate (season two premieres tonight!), who joins us to talk about creating the show, the despair of working, and he and I being the first two people on the internet to admit hating Three Billboards. Oh, and about that time he wrestled a heckler on stage and a bag of cocaine fell out of the guy’s pocket.

Comedian, writer, and Thicc Strip pioneer Alison Stevenson also returns, to talk about the high-highs and low-lows of the stand up life, and to yes-and all of Matt Lieb’s jokes. Hooray! You’ll never be lonely when you have the Frotcast.

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Episode 386: Sean Pen15, With Joey Devine And Zach Johnson



Oh hi, Filmdrunk readers! I didn’t see you there because thousands of miles separates us, most likely. It’s time for another ACTION PACKED edition of the FilmDrunk Frotcast – literally the world’s only film podcast that also covers television. Which is fortunate for you because this week we talk about the Emmy awards with Uproxx’s own Zach Johnston and Roundball Rock’s Joey Devine. Also featured in this episode: Vince talks about Sean Penn’s “issues” with the MeToo movement and then proceeds to reveal that Sean Penn sexually assaulted Madonna (seriously) ((allegedly… but seriously)), Matt Lieb explores his love of Mystic River via Sean Penn impersonation, and Zach discusses living in Germany and the many, many types of sausages they enjoy there, while also teaching Matt where and what the Berlin wall was. If you love FILM AND TELEVISION, you’ll LOVVVVVE this podcast. (-Matt Lieb)


Bonus #Content: Phil Rosenthal Talks ‘Somebody Feed Phil’



So, I know we didn’t do a new show last week, and this week we’re doing a Ben tribute episode that’s going to be Patreon only. We’re getting the whole band back together for that one. Including Bret! So we’re going to do that one Patreon only and donate the proceeds to charity.

In the meantime, I thought I’d share this interview I did with Phil Rosenthal. Phil created Everybody Loves Raymond and he has a new food show out on Netflix, Somebody Feed Phil. I do a lot of these phone interviews and they don’t always make great audio, but I wanted to share this one because Phil is just such a great interview. I can tell he’s good because when I get the transcripts back I barely have to edit anything. He just naturally speaks in complete sentences. He’s great. Enjoy!


Frotcast 339: Stinker Lets Loose, Comic-Con



Do you remember the good ol’ boy movies of the 1970s? The ones that celebrated a guy, who maybe wasn’t particularly handsome, or smart, or heroic, but he loved sweet cars, was always up for a good time, and inexplicably surrounded by hot willing women? Well Mike Sacks remembers those movies, which is why he wrote ‘Stinker Lets Loose,’ the novelization of a “lost” 1976 CB radio classic about a cross-country trucker sent to deliver a shipment of Coors to the president — accompanied by his overweight buddy and a female chimp in heat. We talk to Mike about his book, discuss Game of Thrones, and get the scoop on Comic-Con from Matt Lieb (of ‘The Star Wars Show!’), who just got back from there. Starring Vince Mancini, Joey Avery, and Matt Lieb. Donate at Patreon.com/Frotcast, and Frot on.

3:20 – Is Game of Thrones jumping the shark if I’ll keep watching it no matter how much I complain?
13:52 – We talk to Mike Sacks, author of ‘Stinker Lets Loose,’ the novelization of a non-existent 70s CB radio adventure comedy.
22:35 – Actual excerpt from the ‘Stinker Lets Loose’ audiobook
41:35 – Matt Lieb tells us all about his Comic-Con experience.
1:06:27 – Listener emails. We talk Chester from Linkin Park and celebrity death in general.


Frotcast 331: Alan Sepinwall, Peak TV, and Peak Conspiracy



This week on the Frot, I chat with TV critic Alan Sepinwall about Breaking Bad and Peak TV, and we talk about Alex Jones and the Berkeley bike lock bandit conspiracy (or not). We also talk Veep, Silicon Valley’s Papa Roach joke, and The Leftovers. Panel includes Matt Lieb from AJ+, Brendan, and comedian Jane Harrison, who had her first lesbian experience this past week and is now a squirting truther. Hooray! Enjoy and Frot on! Donate at Patreon dot com slash Frotcast. Produced by Vince Mancini. 

1:11 – Jane immediately derails the show with her lesbian experience.
5:55 – We talk about Alex Jones and his Chobani lawsuit with former Chobani spokes person Matt Lieb.
10:44 – A brief appearance by El Chapo
13:00 – Talkin’ TV with Alan Sepinwall
38:00 – Talkin The Leftovers
44:33 – We play the Leftovers-inspired “F, Marry, Depart” with right wing news personalities.
56:26 – We segue from 9/11 trutherism into Jane becoming a squirting truther.
1:01:10 – The Silicon Valley Papa Roach joke, and was it just a magnificent coincidence?
1:11:55 – Emails! Specifically, a question about the Berkeley bike lock attack guy.


Frotcast 329: Matt Ufford, United Guy, Big Little Lies



SB Nation’s Matt Ufford joins the Frot-fun this week, to talk the United incident (we couldn’t help ourselves!), celebrity encounters, and the Big Little Lies finale. The rest of the Frot crew includes Vince Mancini, Matt Lieb, and Joey Avery. Donate at Patreon dot com slash Frotcast, and frot on!