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).
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The Frotcast is back for this week’s free episode with Bill Conway, co-founder and head writer of The Hard Times, the Onion of Punk Rock, who regales us with stories of moving to LA and going to work for the hardware store that Crispin Glover calls constantly for supplies for his Air BnB. We wonder what it must be like to stay in Crispin Glover’s Air BnB. Matt has some stories about his parents living next to Glenn Danzig. We talk Little, and the trailer for the new Lion King, and the trend of Disney just remaking animated classics with CGI animals. We discover Thad Bingel, our new favorite addition to the pantheon of names that sound like joke names. Jokes were had, friends were made, some of us did a riff. It’s a podcast! You’ll love it! You’ll never be lonely when you have the Frotcast!
It’s time for another regular ol’ boring episode of the Filmdrunk Frotcast… or IS it? It’s NOT! A regular ol’ boring episode, I mean. It’s not that. Because this week Matt, Vince, and Brendan (via Skype) got together for the annual NAME OF THE YEAR Draft, in which we read through Deadspin’s bracket of the world’s best/worst names and giggle uncontrollably. Listen at your own risk, and try not to Jizyah Shorts.
Our guest this week is Josh Androsky (@shutupandrosky) – a democratic socialist, comedian, and winner of a million dollars on a Big Bang Theory slot machine. We talk about everything from “what’s it like to win a million dollars?” to “can I have some of the million dollars?” and much more! Oh, we also talk about how Joe Biden is a creep and possibly some sort of robot. It’s one hell of an episode and you should really listen to it, and then give the Frotcast 5 stars and a review on iTunes because we need it.
It’s that time of the week again where Vince and I regale you with our wit and charm regarding everything from film to anatomy. That’s right, it’s time for you weekly dose of potent, high octane, 99% pure, uncut Frottage. This week, we have Joey Devine of the NBA podcast Roundball Rock gracing the frotquarters as well as UPROXX’s own Zach Johnston. We discuss a wide array of topics, starting with Shane Dawson’s vehement denial that he had sex with his cat, to the recent This American Life in which Jon Ronson gets the skinny on the true origin story of Alex Jones, who told everyone in high school that he was the devil. Then we discuss the thing that literally everyone comes to the Frotcast to listen to… movies. Specifically, we talk the new Netflix film Triple Frontier starring Ben Affleck and Oscar Isaac. And finally, Matt Lieb (me) bring back Royalty Freestyle. Not that it ever left, but Vince and I have sworn to get back into the swing of doing it every episode. You do not wanna miss this one. You’ll never be lonely when you have the Frotcast.
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.
Hey, everyone. It’s 2019, and that means 2018 is officially over! Congratulations to those of you who made it out alive. Although 2018 was a pretty shitty year for some people, for the Filmdrunk Frotcast it was actually pretty okay in terms of #content. Which is why we are pleased to give you not one but TWO Frotcast Best of 2018 episodes! Part 1 of the best of is available to the entire Frotcast family while part 2 is only available to our beloved Patreon subscribers. The Best Of’s were edited by listener Peter Marez, so if you’d like to make a donation to his paypal or Venmo I’m sure he’d appreciate it. Don’t worry, we also paid him for his work but if you really enjoy the episodes, maybe show him some love via murney.
These episodes include some of our best moments, stories, stupid characters from some of your favorite Frotcast guests and co-hosts including Justin Halpern, Joe Sinclitico, Joey Avery, Jane Harrison, Laremy Legal, Francesca Fiorentini, Matt Christman, Joey Devine, Kaseem Bentley, Allison Mick, Alison Stevenson, David Gborie, Jules Posner, Max Hartman, Zachary Johnston, Jeff May, Adam Todd Brown, Yusuf Roach, Red Scott, OJ Patterson, Jessica Sele, Steve Bramucci, Brian Abrams and Sebastian Gorka. As well as Matt Lieb, Vince Mancini and the human giant Brendan.
Part 1: -Phone Matt -New Frotcast Promo Codes -Justin Halpern is a puta -Homeless man on Haight -“Bright” writer Max Landis discusses race and aliens -“Muffin Man” freestyle -Peter Jackson’s ejaculate -Justin Halpern talks Andre 3000 -Anti-semites DM Matt -Matt Christman talks framing Steven Avery -Joe Sinclitico’s dog eats his butt -Jane Harrison attacked by cat -“Creepy spider” freestyle -The Dick Devil -Francesca gets Dan-handled -“Barky little Dog” freestyle -Digimon Hansou -“Dracula Hotel” -#Resistance Eminem roasts Trump -Evanescence with Jessica Sele -“Dracula Motel” -Matt Explains Art -Fight Yer Da -Sex cults -Matt’s heroin stories with Max Hartman -Horny Lieb -Horse friends with Gborie and Jules Posner -Justin’s sign was defaced by Gary Oldman -Joe’s dramatic monologue -Korn -Marky Marks schedule -Magical black man with Matt Christman and Jeff May -“Mother F” -Justin’s Travolta story -The nightgown -“Pussy” -Red Dead Redemption -Alex Jones’ Raw Water -“Scat+Lion” -The Meg -Sean Penn is the worst -Justin’s dog story -Quincy Jones -“9/11 Birthday” freestyle -Big Mouth Billy Bass -Where everybody knows your name
This week on the Frotcast, we welcome back Joey Devine from the Roundball Rock podcast and Joe Sinclitico from Adam Devine’s Houseparty to discuss our favorite movies of the year as well as our favorite local news bloopers. We all list our top three movies of 2018, including extended discussions of Paddington 2, The Favourite, Sorry To Bother You, Mary Poppins Returns, and more. We also bring back cookbook author Michelle Doll to discuss her latest cookbook, Essential Tools, Tips, & Techniques for the Home Cook. She also talks glyphosate, spills the secrets to beating Bobby Flay, and whether beating Bobby Flay means that you become him, like the Santa Clause. Enjoy and Frot on, and RIP, Didi Megadoodoo. You’ll never be lonely when you have the Frotcast.
This week we’ve got a bonus FREE EPISODE. Matt and I review Aquaman, which we were both surprised to find that we actually kind of liked a lot. Yes, there are spoilers, but probably not ones you would care hugely about. The movie doesn’t feel that spoil-able.
Areas of discussion include: how did our preconceived notions stack up to the finished film, and where did those preconceived notions come from? Did Aquaman just build the character around Jason Momoa’s actual personality? We also delve into Jason Momoa’s dopey charm, the big oafish jock you really want to befriend you for some reason. From there we get into the superhero movie’s obsession with monarchy, Willem Dafoe dressed like a geisha, water-driven technologies, and the aesthetic of excess.
Does Aquaman deserve a production design Oscar? And moreover, did DC finally stumble onto a tone that actually both works, and differentiates them from Marvel? And is a background making horror movies, like Aquaman director James Wan has, the best training for a superhero movie? If you want more movie reviews like this, subscribe to our Patreon, at Patreon.com/Frotcast. You’ll never be lonely when you have the Frotcast.
Comedian Paul Palmeri and Bitchuation Room host Francesca Fiorentini stop by this week to talk about NPR firing their film critic David Edelstein over his bad Last Tango In Paris joke, and bad NPR comedy in general. Also, why does the punishment seem so much worse when the person actually apologizes lately? We discuss screenwriter Terry Rossio saying calling someone “anti-vaxx” was like calling them the N-Word. We also dig into the “tankie” phenomenon and the left’s small but exhausting pedant wing. We also answer your listener emails and voicemails. Matt and I recorded a new review for the Patreon donors this week but you can’t listen to it yet (still embargo’d). email@example.com, 415 275 0030, patreon.com/Frotcast.
Matt and I argued about whether this episode should be titled “Das Crapital,” in honor of Matt’s butt eating, or “Da’s Kapital,” in honor of *terrible Irish accent* “Be a good boy ‘n go foight yer da’.” That’s just a little inside baseball for you.
Comedians Jessica Sele and Jeff May return to the Frotcast this week, joining Matt and Vince to discuss the morality of committing hate crimes on a videogame and the mommy blogger who lamented her youngest child not getting as much engagement as his siblings. What kind of future have we wrought? We also get into an uncharacteristically long discussion about Batman. Also, Matt watched The Snowman. Enjoy, Frot on, and don’t forget to support the Patreon, we got lots of extra content this week, including Vince and Matt reviewing The Ballad of Buster Scruggs.