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TEASER – Frotcast Interview With AJ Galante



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An interview with AJ Galante, the son of an alleged mobster whose father bought a hockey team to run when he was in high school.

Hey, Frotcast fans. Matt is in Portland helping Francesca with a live show this week and we already recorded a new Pod Yourself A Gun, but I’ve got another interview for the Frotcast feed this week.

So, this week there was a new episode of Untold, the sports documentary series from Netflix. They already released a Malice At The Palace episode and a couple others. This latest one is from Maclain Way and Chapman Way, the brothers who did Wild Wild Country. This latest one is about a hockey team called the Danbury Trashers. Basically there was this alleged mobster named Jimmy Galante who ran a trash hauling empire from Danbury, Connecticut. His son AJ was a hockey player, but in his senior year AJ had a really bad injury that ended his hockey career. So in 2004 his dad ends up buying a minor league hockey team and he makes AJ, who was 17 at the time, the general manager.

AJ finds all the best goons and basically turns them into real-life Slapshot. I got to interview AJ this week, and it felt relevant to the Frotcast fans for obvious reasons. With Jimmy Galante in the trash business in a New York suburb, and having a teenage son named AJ, the Sopranos parallels are pretty obvious. In the doc they say that the Sopranos might’ve been partially based on them, but I haven’t found a source for that. Anyway, AJ was a lot of fun to talk to, and I thought it would be a lot more fun to actually hear his voice than just reading it on Uproxx. So, I hope you like it. As always, we have a lot more free stuff on the Pod Yourself A Gun feed, but we’re doing our best to keep that content slop flowing. Hope it fills your snouts.

 


ANNOUNCEMENT! And Frotcast teaser about Afghanistan and Free Guy



Hey everyone, just a quick announcement that we are doing another fabulous mailbag episode of Pod Yourself A Gun next week and we need all of your emails and voicemails immediately! Just send your emails to frotcast@gmail.com or send a voicemail to 415.275.0030. Do it now! You’ll love it.

Also, here’s teaser for this week’s Filmdrunk Frotcast which you can listen to right now on Patreon! So subscribe now!


TEASER – Frotcast 479: Empathy Is Problematic, With Shereen Younes



This week on the Frotcast, Shereen Younes from Ethnically Ambiguous is back on the pod to grill Matt about what it’s like being a twin, and whether twin comedians resent other twin comedians. We also talk about American Underdog, and Zachary Levi playing Kurt Warner in what sounds like a Christian film. In the process, we discover that Zachary Levi isn’t Jewish. Other topics include Shaquille O’Neal and an article Matt found in which someone with diagonosed psychosis explains which commonly used terms, such as “empathy,” are actually problematic. We take a side route into bike twitter, and finally, we even manage to discuss a movie — Zola, about the stripper tweet thread (no spoilers!). Finally, we explain why calling our listeners piggies is actually a term of endearment.

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TEASER: Frotcast 469 – Oscars, With Brent Flyberg



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It was Oscars week this past week, and you know what that means. The glitz! The glamour! The poorly-conceived bits! Da Butt! Pod Yourself A Gun producer and LA comedian/host of the Reactivaders podcast Brent Flyberg joins Vince and Matt as we DIG IN, to all of the various Oscar controversies and keep our piggies’ greedy snouts filled with slop. Is Hollywood too out of touch and that’s why no one wanted to watch the Oscars? Is it PC culture run amok when Adrien Brody can’t even force Halle Berry to make out with him onstage anymore? And has Donald Trump reached his ultimate form in becoming the guy who emails his complaints about the Oscars to media outlets? We discuss all this and more, like whether we’re going to go bald and how quickly Prince William went from young handsome heartthrob to British-looking British man who looks just like Prince Charles. Finally we catch up with Doug Ellin and the cast of Entourage, who apparently have a new podcast out about Entourage and how great it was, and how HBO is too PC now to do an Entourage remake, or let the Entourage boys continue making money from Entourage. Cancel culture is out of control! Let Doug Ellin buy another house you Feminazis!


TEASER – Frotcast 467, Brain Beef and Justice League With Laremy



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There’s a four-hour superhero movie out, and like a beacon over Gotham it has attracted your old pal, former Editor in Chief of Film.com and the star of Whoop Dreams, Laremy Legel. No, Laremy didn’t actually *see* Zack Snyder’s Justice League, but did he need to? Discuss. Vince and Matt did see it though, and honestly anyone could probably predict the whole thing sight-unseen, minus The Joker promising (threatening?) to give Batman a reach-around. We go deep on the four-hour Sucker Punch cut, from The Flash (Matt loves him, Vince doesn’t) to Cyborg (what’s his deal?), but before we get to that, we have a lot to talk about. For instance, we discover that the brain is made out of ground beef and we have a new article to read about Orlando Bloom’s daily routine. While you may remember him as Legoland from Lord Of The Rings, he’s also a Buddhist. He has some really revolutionary theories about brain oil, Buddhism, and how to stay off social media by only doing Buddhism on Instagram. Oh, but that’s not all! Because this also the week when Thomas Middleditch made headlines for being creepy (ALLEGEDLY) at a goth sex club in Hollywood. Apparently the place was a hotbed of sexual assault, which is terrible news, because if you can’t trust a group of 50-something electronica musicians who dress up like Dracula to respect women these days who can you? 
We hope you enjoy, thank you for subscribing. There’s also a new, free episode of Pod Yourself A Gun out this week, so tell your friends. AND your enemies. Spite them by tricking them into giving us money! 

TEASER – Sex and the City and 9/11



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Time for your weekly feeding and this time we got more than enough content to keep you fat and happy. This week Jessica Sele joins Matt and Vince to talk about Joe Rogan, the Reply All apology fiasco, Nomadland, and how Sex and the City is the weirdest television show ever made. They literally just don’t mention that 9/11 happened. Also, Vince gives us a Steven Seagal update. Enjoy!


TEASER: Frotcast 455 – Hillbilly Smellegy with Jason Webb



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Hey everybody, long time no pod. Well that’s not entirely true. Vince and I have been hard at work doing episodes of our Sopranos podcast Pod Yourself A Gun so we haven’t had as much time as usual to do a Frot. But after many letters of complaint and a few death threats we finally decided to get it together and talk about movies again.

This week, me and Vince invited Jason Webb to the frotquarters to have him play the token hillbilly during our discussion of Netflix’s Hillbilly Elegy, a Ron Howard adaptation of JD Vance’s 2016 memoir of the same name. Having actually read the book, Vince was able to give some key insights into where the film and book diverge. And having been a hill person, Jason Webb was able to give some key insights into living life as someone who regularly gets in fist fights with his family. Also, I was there just talmbout lumming.

We also discuss Jeffrey Toobin’s firing, Four Seasons Total Landscaping, Dean Brownings gay black alt twitter account, and much more! It’s a great episode and I can’t wait for you to listen.


TEASER – Kirsten Johnson From ‘Dick Johnson Is Dead’



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I normally avoid any movies about dementia like the plague, but one I loved is Dick Johnson Is Dead, in which documentarian Kirsten Johnson imagines all kinds of death scenarios for her father, Dick, who has recently been diagnosed with dementia, and has him help her reenact them on film. Dick Johnson is delightful and a great sport, and the movie is not only delightful and funny, but dare I say it, weirdly uplifting and life-affirming. I highly recommend it. I got to speak with Kirsten Johnson via Zoom this past week and I found her to be almost as good an interview as she is a filmmaker. She gave me the lowdown on some questions I had about the film, like how she filmed the surreal funeral sequence, and some questions about her life, like her kids and growing up  Seventh Day Adventist. I hope you enjoy it!


TEASER – Frotcast 454 Toobin On Sorkin



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This week on the Frot, we’re talking about the hot new Sacha Baron Cohen project currently setting the internet wags on fire. That’s right, I’m talking about The Trial Of The Chicago 7, Aaron Sorkin’s new Netflix joint about hippies, protests, the radical left, broads who need a good talking to, brave men in uniform, and courtrooms. We discuss Sacha Baron Cohen’s bonkers accent (so strange coming from a guy who has spent his life doing weird accents in real-life situation) and the filmography of Aaron Sorkin in general. Sorkin had it all with this project — Boomer heroes, courtroom drama, a packed cast, a premise generally far less obnoxious than The Newsroom… his whole wheelhouse. After years of giving him a hard time we were so ready to finally give him his due. And yet he even managed to make this one kind of annoying at the end.

Before that, we discuss this week’s top story. That’s right, I’m talking about Jeffrey Toobin cranking his hog on a Zoom call. You’d think that would be the perfect joke for at least a week, but now, the internet had to quickly separate into warring camps of which teachable moment this incident best represents. But you remember the Frotcast rule: no hugging, no learning, only lumming. Finally, it’s an episode worth paying a premium for. No refunds.


Teaser – Frotcast 449: Russell Crowe Is Unhinged



I’s that time of the week again. The time when you can subscribe to our Patreon over at Patreon.com/Frotcast to hear our latest Frot.

In this installment, Matt and I discuss Unhinged, starring Russell Crowe as a road-raging psychopath who kiiinda seems like a more actually-homicidal version of Alex Jones. Before we get into that, we talk about the best names for next year’s Name Of The Year Draft that we came across this week, as well as the latest news in the movie world, like Olivia Wilde getting tapped to direct a Marvel movie and Guillermo Del Toro doing a stop-motion Pinocchio musical for Netflix. As the internet’s foremost source of factual movie news and not bad Irish accents or improvised songs about eating butt, you will probably love it. And we love you! Provided you go to Patreon and sign up. No refunds.