Frotcast 368: ‘Meatballs 2: Meat Too,’ With Ben Fritz And Francesca Fiorentini

This week on the Frotcast, Francesca Fiorentini and Matt Lieb from AJ+ join to discuss our haters, the IDF, and Donald Glover’s “This Is America.” I also interviewed Ben Fritz about his new book, The Big Picture, in which he explains the reality of the era of franchises and branded content, and how it came to be this way. It’s a pretty solid listen for anyone who’s ever wondered “why doesn’t Hollywood have any new ideas?” After that, we discuss the Bill Murray “classic,” Meatballs (1979), which I told everyone to watch mistakenly believing it was a classic. …It is not. Though it does lead us into general dicussion of Summer camp, and naturally Matt has embarrassing stories. Enjoy, engage, and Frot on, donate at

367: The Avengers Incel Wars

This week on the Frotcast, Kollin Holtz and Imran G join Vince in the Frotquarters, with Matt Lieb joining en route to his comedy tour in Vegas. The topic is Avengers: Infinity War, but we have a lot of #Content to get through before that. We find out new favorite campaign ad, discuss the White House Correspondents Dinner and whether comedy matters anymore. We discuss Dennis Miller and how he got so triggered. We discuss “The Redistribution Of Sex” article that got everyone so angry and how to save society from sexless angry dudes in general. We read excerpts from “The Adventures Of Fargo Lefty,” one of the most insane books ever written, about vegan crack smoking murderers who love having butthole adventures. Finally, we discuss The Avengers Infinity War, by far the somethingest movie of something.

9:20 – Michelle Wolf and the White House Correspondents Dinner

15:00 – How did Dennis Miller get redpilled so hard and is he malfunctioning

25:20 – Incels. Can’t live with ’em, can’t kill ’em.

38:00 – The Adventures Of Fargo Lefty.

53:00 – Avengers: Infinity War, finally! (We generally warn before we spoil stuff)

366: The Shorty Awards Infinity Awards

It’s Avengers Infinity Wars week on the Frotcast, not because we talk about the Marvel film, but because we’re doing our own huge team-up event with past guests Jane Harrison, Allison Mick, Joey Avery, and Matt Lieb all together on the same podcast. We discuss Adam Pally going memorably off-script at the Shorty Awards, with Jane providing additional context on account of she was actually at the awards. Jane also updates us on her rescue cat that tried to kill her. I talk briefly (no spoilers) about Avengers Infinity Wars, the Golden State Killer getting caught, and Alex Jones’ meltdown about being Trump dumping him. Enjoy and frot on, donate at Patreon Dot Com Slash Frotcast. 

2:00 – Jane’s first-hand account of attending The Shorty Awards, along with Adam Pally’s brutal shredding of the Shorty Awards while presenting

38:00 – Jane’s thrilling story of her cat trying to kill her.

51:00 – The Avengers Infinity Wars led to diarrhea on my rug

365: Name Of The Year Draft, With Steve Bramucci

Matt Lieb is back in the studio this week with Vince and Brendan, along with guest Steve Bramucci, Uproxx Life editor, for everyone’s favorite Frotcast of the year: the Name of the Year draft! Before that, we discuss some classic movies I saw on the plane (Raiders of the Lost Ark, Silence of the Lambs, Die Hard, Raging Bull), as well as HOGG WATCH — about which conservatives are losing their jobs for being Mad Online about David Hogg this week. We also discuss the second half of Wild, Wild Country on Netflix and finish things off with more Royalty Freestyle. Enjoy, Frot On, and remember to always commit to your sex cult, kids. Donate at Patreon dot com slash Frotcast. 

2:20 – How to name your child

9:00 – Matt attempts to explain the Jewdas Seder controversy

10:45 – Movies on a plane! Thoughts on rewatching Raiders of the Lost Ark, Silence of the Lambs, Die Hard, and Raging Bull in 2018.

16:28 – Remembering the famous “story conference” about Raiders Of The Lost Ark, with Matt playing the part of teen-loving George Lucas

25:00 – This week’s HOGG WATCH, an accounting of which conservatives lost their jobs for being Mad Online about David Hogg.

38:20 – Everyone’s favorite segment of the year, the NAME OF THE YEAR DRAFT!

1:01:40 – We all finished Wild, Wild Country; we discuss the ending, and how society is coming around on cults.

1:21:00 – Royalty Freestyle (Drew D, Scott S, Tyrel H)

364: Bob Honey Who Just Does Fish, With Red Scott And Allison Mick

This week on the Frotcast, Matt Lieb is back live in studio with Vince, joined by Red Scott from Boars, Gore, and Swords and comedian Allison Mick. Our topics include our predictions for the inevitable bad takes about the YouTube shooting, Matt finally telling the full story of the time he had sex with a Big Mouth Billy Bass when he was a horny teen, discussing Sean Penn’s horrific new novel, Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff, breaking down the first few episodes of Wild, Wild Country on Netflix (during which Allison reveals that she also grew up in a cult), and we finish things off with a spirited session of the Royalty Freestyle, in which Matt Lieb attempts to improvise lyrics to royalty free music tracks (parental advisory, explicit lyrics warning). Donate at Patreon dot com slash Frotcast, frot strong, good night and eat the peach.


00:00 – Getting to know our new guest, Red Scott from Boars, Gore, and Swords

4:40 – Playing “Inevitable Bad Take Bingo” with the latest *female* mass shooter at YouTube

17:50 – Matt Lieb discussing why he relates to the movie character Jason.

22:38 – Red Scott defends Ready Player One (the book) and why you could give it a pass pre-Gamer Gate

24:43 – Allison Mick yells at me for not liking A Wrinkle In Time

27:00 – I (Vince) attempt to explain the plot of Midnight Sun

34:00 – Matt finally tells the whole story about having sex with a Big Mouth Billy Bass and it turns out to be even creepier than we ever imagined.

41:00 – Discussing Sean Penn’s Amazingly Alliterative New Novel, ‘Bob Honey Who Just Do Stuff’

1:19:00 – Royalty Freestyle

363: Last Of The Millennial Elite, With Francesca Fiorentini

This week on the Frotcast, Francesca Fiorentini from AJ+/Newsbroke joins, along with comedian Kollin Holtz, sitting in with Vince, Brendan, and Matt Lieb. The plan was to talk Last of the Mohicans, but we had a healthy dose of current events ridiculousness to get through first, like the Powder Mountain, the only private ski mountain catering exclusively to assholes. We also talk the Seth Rich conspiracy theorist almost getting murdered by his own employee while checking a dead drop with his dachsund. There’s also a Neo Nazi love triangle story foiled by being too fat for a box, and the ballad of Timmy Thick. Enjoy and Frot on, donate at Patreon dot com slash Frotcast.


3:00 – Brendan gets into a heated argument with a child

8:00 – Learning all about Powder Mountain, the private ski resort for “the millennial elite”

21:30 – Francesca describes finding out Matt had pleasured himself in her bed while she was gone via the Frotcast

37:33 – The incredible story of two right-wing conspiracy dudes nearly murdering each other.

1:07:16 – The incredible Neo-Nazi love triangle that eventually fell apart like a box under a fat guy’s feet.

1:18:00 – Trying to unravel the mystery of Timmy Thick.

1:24:00 – Talking Last Of The Mohicans

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!

362: Oscars Preview And CLASSIC BITS

This week on the Frotcast, Matt Lieb was live in studio with Vince and Brendan for another #content-filled episode. This week, we talked about Alex Jones yelling at a teen, Jason Whitlock’s Twitter conspiracy, did some Tales from NPR and the Royalty Freestyle, and of course, previewed this year’s Oscars. Enjoy and frot on, donate at Patreon dot com slash Frotcast.

1:30 – Alex Jones challenges a teenager to debate.
16:50 – Tales From NPR
47:00 – Royalty Freestyle
59:00 – Handicapping the Oscars

361: The Oscar For Best Crisis Actor, with Laremy

Almost every living member of the original Frotcast family is back for this double episode extravaganza, starring Laremy Legel, Matt Lieb, Joey Avery, Brendan, and Vince Mancini. This week, we’re talking everything from Armond White believing in crisis actors and his Black Panther review, to Game Night, a comedy that actually features crisis actors. We talk a little black Panther, discuss Steven Seagal becoming the new ambassador of an off-brand bitcoin, get the full story on Brendan Fraser’s disappearance, talk Marco Rubio’s own goal and getting roasted by teens, plus Ted Cruz’s crappy Simpson’s analogy and horrible face. We finish things off with a full four-song medley of everyone’s favorite segment, The Royalty Freestyle, in which a flustered Matt Lieb tries to improvise lyrics to royalty free songs off top. We hope you missed us, enjoy the #Content. Donate at Patreon dot com slash frotcast.

360: All Eyez On Me, With Jesse Hett And Joe Sinclitico

This week on the Frotcast, old favorite Joe Sinclitico joined Vince and Matt, plus new guest Jesse Hett was in studio to talk about the Tupac biopic, All Eyez On Me. We also discuss Will Smith, the new passive-aggressive profile of Louise Linton (aka Mrs. Steve Mnuchin) in the new Elle, and try to catch up with Eric Roberts’ 200 screen credits in the last year. Enjoy and Frot on! Donate at patreon dot com slash frotcast.

1:09 – Matt getting chewed out for his noises.

4:00 – We find out Joe is some kind of Komodo dragon.

6:00 – Getting to know Jesse Hett

15:00 – Will Smith is weird.

18:53 – Jesse has a bone to pick with Justin Timberlake.

27:30 – All Eyez on Me

1:03:00 – That new Louise Linton profile attempting to make Ms. Steve Mnuchin seem normal

1:20:00 – Catching up with Eric Roberts