Mostly Nitpicking

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 Jan 29, 2019
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A weekly podcast where Nando and DJ analyze a pop culture thing by looking exclusively at the details.

Episode Date
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw
01:43:03

This time there is no family. And boy, are you gonna miss them.

Strap in! This week Nando and DJ punch punch punch punch punch kick punch punch to the newest movie that is barely connected to the Fast and Furious series, Hobbs and Shaw.

They nitpick the cameos, the DSS, and of course the helicopters.

Aug 08, 2019
Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood
01:16:03

It's time for some feet, flamethrowers, and ... more feet.

This episode, Nando and DJ cruise on down to old Hollywood to take a look at Once Upon a Time ................. in Mexico. Er. I mean Hollywood. Once Upon a Time ... in Hollywood.

They nitpick the clothes, the flashbacks, and a certain historical event that Nando and DJ knew practically nothing about before they saw the movie.

Aug 05, 2019
The Lion King (2019)
01:32:55

Can you feel the meh tonight? 

This week Nando and DJ are jumping on the backs of some ostriches and riding into the photo realistic but unexciting future that is The Lion King 2019. 

They nitpick the mouths, the food chain, and honestly they spend like half an hour talking about the Cats trailer. 

Jul 23, 2019
Dumbo (2019)
01:43:53

Behold! The Ninth Wonder of the World! As in, I wonder what Disney's plan was here?

This week Nando and DJ get on a train and travel to a very non specific time period to watch the live action Dumbo remake. They nitpick the elephants, the theme parks, and of course What Year Is It?!

Jul 18, 2019
Source Code
01:30:37

It's The Commuter meets Groundhogs Day meets Rick and Morty. And in spite of that awful pitch, it's pretty good. 

This week, Nando and DJ re-enter the multiverse and nitpick the original Jake Gyllenhaal multiverse movie (if you don't count Donnie Darko), 2011's Source Code.

They nitpick the Source Code management, the pizza delivery, and of course the stand up comedy. 

Jul 15, 2019
Spider-Man: Far From Home
02:08:29

The world needs the next Iron Man.

...

I mean, that's clearly either Black Panther or Doctor Strange. Or War Machine. Or Pepper. Or Harley, the kid from Iron Man 3. Ahhhh screw it. Spider-Man is the next Iron Man because he can sell this most toys.

This week Nando and DJ swing into the fourth Spider-Man movie in 18 months, Spider-Man: Far From Home. They nitpick The Blip, the classmates, and of course, the sunglasses.

Jul 06, 2019
Toy Story 4
01:26:46

The toys are back in town! For a fourth time! And it's good!

This week Nando and DJ round up all their favorite toys to ignore most of them and go on a fun Woddy-centric adventure in Toy Story 4. They nitpick the skunks, the inner voices, and of course what a toy is.

Jun 28, 2019
Men In Black: International
01:35:50

♪ Here come the Men in Black / Another average sequel / Don't watch this Men in Black / It's just a car commercial ♪

This week, Nando and DJ put on the last suit they'll ever wear and watch the last Men in Black movies they'll ever watch (hopefully), Men in Black: International. They nitpick the new technology, the aliens, and of course the sleek new Lexus 2020 RC F.

Jun 20, 2019
Dark Phoenix
01:45:37

THE COAT IS BACK, BABY!

This week, Nando and DJ take off their cool suits, put on some boring suits, and watch the final movie (not counting New Mutants, which will 100% certainly be released) in the Fox X-Men saga, Dark Phoenix.

They nitpick the powers, and the spaceships, and of course the F-bombs.

Jun 16, 2019
Godzilla: King of the Monsters
01:10:13

We let them fight. Now it's time to join the fight. *giggles* Just kidding guys. They're going to fight. There's nothing we can do.

This week, Nando and DJ take a trip to the secret ice fortress and watch what feels like it really should be the fifth movie in this cinematic universe, Godzilla: King of the Monsters. They nitpick the nukes, the Earth, and of course  Fenway Park.

Jun 07, 2019
Aladdin (2019)
01:39:47

Prince Ali!

Average is he!

Shouldn't have bothered!

 

This week, Nando and DJ take a magic carpet ride to the magical land of Agrabah and talk about the latest in what will almost certainly be a long line of Disney remakes, Aladdin. They nitpick the evil plans, the singing, and of course Genie rules.

Jun 03, 2019
John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum
01:42:04

He's back. Again. Again.

This week, Nando and DJ saddle up for the action movie that is not only the best action movie but also has the longest title, John Wick Chapter 3 - Parabellum. They nitpick the coins, the switchboards, and of course the libraries.

May 23, 2019
After After The Thrones - The Iron Throne (Season 8 Episode 6)
02:09:08

All good things must come to an end. And then whatever we're calling seasons five through season eight must come to an end too.

This week on After After The Thrones, Nando, DJ, and Diggins talk about the difficult finale of Game of Thrones, The Iron Thrones. They try to make sense of the lords, the King, and the new small council.

May 21, 2019
After After The Thrones - The Bells (Season 8 Episode 5)
01:25:20

Well...the cinematography was good.

This week, Nando, DJ, and Diggins get together to burn down the penultimate episode of Game of Thrones, The Bells. They talk about the Scorpions, the character undevelopment, and of course Euron. 

May 17, 2019
Detective Pikachu
01:25:26

It wants to be the very best (video game movie) like no one ever was. And it is. Partially because it's pretty good and partially by default.

This week Nando and DJ follow the line of Bulbasaurs to the first video game movie that isn't pointless, Detective Pikachu. They nitpick the Pokemon, the evil schemes, and of course the hats.

May 14, 2019
X-Men: The Last Stand
01:30:36

Dark Phoenix is coming out in a few weeks, so let's revisit the movie that paved the way for X-Men movies that bungle the Dark Phoenix storyline.

This week Nando and DJ squeeze into their ill fitting 2000's leather battle suits and rewatch the movie that unraveled all of the good will the X-Men movies had amassed up until that point, X-Men: The Last Stand.

They nitpick the powers, the new mutants, and of course Magneto's plan.

May 09, 2019
After After The Thrones - The Last of the Starks (Season 8 Episode 4)
01:32:20

And you thought you hated Euron before.

This week, Nando, DJ, and Diggins look at the good, the bad, and the not petting Ghost from this week's Game of Thrones.

May 09, 2019
After After The Thrones - The Long Night (Season 8 Episode 3)
01:04:51

...sigh.

This week, Nando, DJ, and Diggins, try to make sense of the third episode of season eight, The Long Night. They talk about the non-existent plans, the plot armor, and of course whatever Bran was doing.

May 05, 2019
Avengers: Endgame
02:23:03

Whatever it takes. Even if what it takes is roughly two and a half hours. 

This week, Nando and DJ reassemble to nitpick the cinematic event of our generation, Avengers: Endgame. They use the nitpicks you tweeted us to talk about the plan, the time travel, and of course the Pym Particles.

May 02, 2019
After After The Thrones - A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms (Season 8 Episode 2)
01:15:54

Man those crypts, huh? Pretty safe. Yup.

This week, Nando, DJ, and Diggins discuss episode two of season eight of Game of Thrones, A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms. They talk about Arya's big night, the plan, and of course the impossibly safe crypts. They sure are safe. Those crypts. Safe.

They also go through their personal death pools.

Apr 26, 2019
Pre-Endgame Marvel Cinematic Universe Nitpicks
01:45:12

We're about to be in the end game, so let's look back at the...beginning and middle game?

This week, Nando and DJ assemble some of their best questions nitpick the pre-Endgame Marvel Cinematic Universe. They talk about the Infinity Stones, the forgotten inventions, and of course the panther god.

Apr 24, 2019
Hellboy (2019)
01:21:44

Guys. The actual tagline for this movie is:

"When The World Needed Superheroes, We Got What We Deserved."

I really hope this isn't what we deserve. And boy do I need some superheroes right now.

This week, Nando and DJ go through hell and back to watch a movie that we will undoubtedly all forget about in a week, 2019's Hellboy.

They nitpick the trees, the swords, and the unbelievably poor CGI.

Apr 20, 2019
After After The Thrones - Winterfell (Season 8 Episode 1)
01:08:53

After After The Thrones is back, baby!

For those out there that are confused, we're still doing Mostly Nitpicking. New episode should be out very soon. But we also do a recap show for every episode of Game of Thrones. It started as a joke but now it's just a regular recap show.

This week, Nando, DJ, and Chris Diggins sit down and discuss Winterfell. They talk about Bran's demeanor, Euron's plan, and what they're expecting to see in the final season.

Apr 18, 2019
Shazam!
01:56:40

His name isn't Captain Sparkles. It definitely isn't Captain Marvel. And even though it's the title of the movie, I'm not convinced that his name is Shazam either.

This week, Nando and DJ call upon the powers of five Greek/Roman gods and one Biblical king to nitpick the movie that both wants you to forget and remember that Batman v Superman happened, Shazam!

They nitpick the magic doors, the homicidal bullies, and of course the acronym.

Apr 12, 2019
X-Men: Apocalypse
01:58:52

Everything they built HAS FALLEN!

This week, Nando and DJ force themselves to watch the movie that made them completely ok with Disney wiping this continuity away forever, X-Men: Apocalypse.

They nitpick the new characters, the pointless cameos, and of course, the arrows.

Apr 03, 2019
X-Men: Days of Future Past
02:07:41

Finally! An X-Men movie where the X-Men and Magneto put aside their differences to stop a common...wait a second. Why does Magneto have that gun? Oh never mind. He's a bad guy again.

This week, Nando and DJ get a glowy temple massage from Shadowcat and go back back back in time to revisit 2014's X-Men: Days of Future Past. They nitpick the Sentinels, the new mutants, and of course the ticking clock.

Mar 28, 2019
X-Men: First Class
01:49:37

Before he was Professor X, he was Charles. Before he was Magneto, he was Erik. Before these movies were bad again, this one was awesome.

This week, Nando and DJ get to rewatch the X-Men movie that got enough things right to balance out all of the things X3 and Origins Wolverine got wrong and keep the franchise alive, X-Men: First Class. They nitpick the powers, the costumes, and of course the nuclear armageddon.

Mar 22, 2019
Captain Marvel
01:29:22

High-ish. Far-ish. Kinda fast.

This week, Nando and DJ take to the skies and nitpick the 4000th entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain Marvel. They look at the Skrulls, the easter eggs, and of course the nineties. You remember the nineties, right?

Mar 14, 2019
Fant4stic
01:22:33

Fantastic Four director Josh Trank says he had a fantastic version of this. And it would’ve received great reviews. We’ll probably never see it. Instead all we have is this.

This week, Nando and DJ put on their space suits, roll up their American flag, and watch what very well may be the worst comic book movie ever made, 2015's Fantastic Four. They nitpick the reshoot wigs, the crash test dummies, and of course the science fairs.

Mar 07, 2019
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
01:34:44

The Final Chapter...the last one...no more of these...trust us. Wink

This week, Nando and DJ saddle up and take a look at the epic conclusion to the most solid trilogy of animated movies in recent memory, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World. They nitpick the dragons, the viking society, and of course Grimmel's plan.

Feb 28, 2019
Alita: Battle Angel
01:57:25

It's Pinocchio meets Wolverine meets Elysium meets Rollerball meets a CW romance.

This week, Nando and DJ watch James Cameron's Robert Ridriguez's Alita: Battle Angel. They nitpick the sports, the bounties, and of course the unnecessarily big eyes.

Feb 22, 2019
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part
01:37:42

Everything is...about as awesome as the first one!

This week, Nando and DJ break apart the fourth movie in the Lego Movie expanded universe, The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part.They nitpick the glitter, the raptors, and of course the meta narrative.

Feb 14, 2019
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
01:55:26

You can call it good. You can call it terrible. Just don't call it late for dinner. Groan. (That line is in the movie)

This week, Nando and DJ wrap up the movie that forced a second Spider-Man reboot, The Amazing Spider-Man 2. They nitpick the airplanes, the safety protocols, and of course FOOOOORRRR YOOOUUUUU! FOOOORRRRR YOOOOOUUUUUU!

Feb 10, 2019
The Amazing Spider-Man
01:47:34

Spider-Man! Spider-Man! Does whatever the first Spider-Man movie does but a little worse.

This week, Nando and DJ listened to your votes and are begrudgingly re watching the most OK Spider-Man movie ever made, The Amazing Spider-Man. They nitpick the cameras, the security, and of course, the cranes.

 

Feb 01, 2019
Glass
01:47:45

Buckle up, folks.

This week, Nando and DJ break down the most polarizing movie of 2019 (until...I don't know...Hellboy), M. Night Shyamalan's Glass. They talk about the plot twists, the other plot twists, and the plot twists that follow those plot twists. It's a wild ride.

 

Links

Here's the Glass poster we talk about

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Nando's Youtube Channel

Nando's Discord Server

Michelle's Jewlery Store

 

Jan 23, 2019
Split
01:27:14

M. Night is back! Bayyybeee!*

This week, Nando and DJ come together to look at the best reviewed M Night Shyamalan film since the first one, Split. They nitpick the plans, the Philadelphia, and zoo security.

 

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Nando's Youtube Channel

 

*for exactly one movie

Jan 18, 2019
Unbreakable
01:36:41

Put down your comic books. Get off that train.

This week, Nando and DJ nitpick the first movie in the (ugh) Eastrail 177 Trilogy, Unbreakable. They talk about the heroes, the criminals, and the unbelievable ending.

Jan 09, 2019
Bumblebee
01:42:44

Nitpickers! Roll out!

This week, Nando and DJ buckle up to nitpick the Transformers prequel/reboot/who knows of 2018, Bumblebee. They talk about the triple changers, valley girls, and of course the garbage Transformers movie canon.

Jan 04, 2019
Aquaman
01:55:24

My Man! Ya Hoo! Whatever else he yells!

This week, Nando and DJ dive in to this Holiday Season's surprise hit, Aquaman.

The dissect Atlantean Abilities, Manta's plot armor, and the future of the DC Extended Universe (or whatever they're calling it now). 

Also Spider-Verse corrections, reccomentions, and New Year's resolutions. 

Dec 28, 2018
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
01:44:39

It's amazing! It's spectacular! It's harder than usual to nitpick!

This week, Nando and DJ grabbed their spider suits, spent an unnecessary amount of time spray painting them, and talked about Spider-Man: Into the Spider-verse. They nitpicked the costumes, spiders, and of course glitching.

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Dec 21, 2018
The Christmas Chronicles
01:44:11

Ho! Ho! Ho boy! Do we have a Christmas movie for you.

Since the next few weeks are all packed with big releases, this week Nando and DJ are going to nitpick a Christmas movie that sure is technically a movie, Netflix's The Christmas Chronicles.

They try to figure out what Santa is really after, how "Christmas Spirit" works, and why the elves are all psychopaths obsessed with chainsawing people. Yeah, that's a thing in this kid's movie.

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Dec 12, 2018
Robin Hood
01:37:24

This isn't your father's Robin Hood. We're really not sure who it's for.

This week Nando and DJ forget everything they thought they knew about the public domain hero (which it turns out is VERY little) and watched Robin Hood. They nitpick the costumes, archery, and of course, the fire.

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Dec 05, 2018
Ralph Breaks the Internet
01:41:26

...or he wrecks it. Who knows?

This week, Nando and DJ dust off some old Chappelle Show sketches and read up on five year old memes to nitpick Wreck it Ralph 2: Ralph Breaks the Internet. They try to figure out how any of these video games work, what certain characters were actually doing during the movie, and Nando learns that Oh My Disney is a real thing.

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Nov 30, 2018
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
01:57:31

The beasts are pretty much gone. Grindlewald doesn't do that many crimes. It's an absolute mess.

This week, Nando and DJ do their best to make sense of the movie that should absolutely put the Wizarding World on ice for a few years, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindlewald. They talk about the exposition, the exposition, and of course the exposition.

 

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Nov 21, 2018
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
01:51:27

A new adventure begins. This week, Nando and DJ haphazardly dive into the first in a new series of Wizarding World movies, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. They talk about the mildly interesting beasts, confusing new spells, and of course MCUSA torture chambers.

 

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Nov 14, 2018
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2
01:39:16

It. Finally. All. Ends. (Until the prequels and eventual reboot)

This week, Nando and DJ take a ride down the CGI roller coaster mine and watch Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. They nitpick the swords, plans, magic, and finally...wand ownership.

 

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Nov 09, 2018
Freddy vs Jason
01:40:35

One, two, Freddy's coming for you... three, four, this movie is poor...

This Halloween, Nando and DJ watch a Halloween horror movie that almost certainly does not take place on Halloween, Freddy vs Jason.

They nitpick Freddy's powers, teenager's plans, and the fundamental problem with this movie.

Next week, it all ends with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2.

 

DJ's Extra Life Team

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Oct 31, 2018
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1
02:00:08

It all...begins to end.

This week, Nando and DJ enter the endgame and watch Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1. They talk about the pathetic plot-devices, incompetent adults, and what a hallows...is.

 

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Oct 25, 2018
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
01:43:46

At this point, we just kinda go with it too, Harry. This week, Nando and DJ examine the sixth movie in the Harry Potter franchise, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. That talk about the flat reveals, problematic potions, and what Nando believes is the biggest game breaker in the entire Wizarding World.

 

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Oct 17, 2018
Venom
01:39:02

Symbiotes! Reporters! Rocket ships! So much to nitpick, so little time!

This week, Nando and DJ embrace their inner anti-hero and discuss the first film in Sony's new Spider-Manless Spider-Man cinematic Universe, Venom. They talk about the writing, wigs, and big grey villains of this messy but shockingly entertaining movie.

 

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Oct 10, 2018
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
01:36:56

There's a storm coming.

This week, Nando and DJ order up Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. They nitpick the kangaroo courts, uncomfortable romances and "evil" cat rooms of this most serious sequel.

 

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Oct 04, 2018
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
01:47:36

ETERNAL GLORY! That's what awaits the listener of this episode of Mostly Nitpicking where Nando and DJ look at one of the most popular Wizarding World movies, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire! They try to figure out the logic behind the Tri-Wizard Tournament, Moody's insane plan, and Dumbledore in general. Also some listener corrections and overdue recommendations.

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Sep 26, 2018
The Predator
01:35:18

The hunt has devolved. This week, Nando and DJ give up all hope and watch the last blockbuster of the summer, The Predator. They talk about the pointless gadgets, bad jokes, and "quirky" characters that make The Predator such a mess.

 

And, oh boy. If you haven't watched The Predator and want to listen to this episode but are worried about spoiling the movie for yourself, don't worry. This movie is not good. You will miss nothing.

 

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Sep 19, 2018
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
01:48:28

Turn to page 394. Nando and DJ are opening their eyes and looking beyond to nitpick what is possibly the most nitpickable of the Harry Potter films, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. They talk about the Dementors, plot twists, and of course time turners.

 

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Sep 12, 2018
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
01:22:46

Magical He, indeed. This week, Nando and DJ tackle movie two in their Wizarding World-athon, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. They nitpick the security, spiders, and plumbing of Hogwarts and take a loving gaze at Nando's favorite character in this entire series.

 

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Sep 05, 2018
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
01:42:30

Grab your Quaffle. Shine up your greasy blonde hair. And watch out for Centaurs. This week, Nando and DJ are nitpicking the first in a series of Wizarding World movies, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. They talk about the babies, guard dogs, and turban reveals that launched one of the most popular movie franchises of all time.

Aug 29, 2018
Kingsman: The Golden Circle
01:32:04

Get your orange smoking jackets ready. Nando and DJ are following the Doomsday Protocol. In the event of no new movie this week, we are going to look back at a not great movie from yesteryear voted on by the Mostly Nitpicking Twitter followers. This week, it's time to take a shot of some hard liquor and power through Kingsman: The Golden Circle. The guys revisit the plans, President, and pop stars that make this movie such a disappointment.

Aug 22, 2018
The Meg
01:43:24

This week, Nando and DJ spend far too long nitpicking the most jawful movie of 2018, The Meg. They look at the billionaires, the sea-labs, and the diving (or lack thereof).

Aug 16, 2018
Rampage
01:35:37

This week, big meets dumber as Nando and DJ look at the latest in a series of passable video game movies, Rampage. They talk about the submarines, CRISPRs, and just like last week, helicopters.

Aug 15, 2018
Mission Impossible - Fallout
01:51:10

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to listen to this new episode where Nando and DJ nitpick the summer's biggest non comic book movie, Mission Impossible - Fallout. They cover mustaches, White Widows, and going rogue. Also, Nando goes off on tap dancing. He is not a fan.

Aug 03, 2018
Pacific Rim: Uprising
01:33:17

This week, Nando and DJ un-cancel the apocalypse to examine the third or fourth highest grossing movie of 2018 starring a giant monster and/or robot, Pacific Rim: Uprising. They talk about drones, sequels, and Military Man Scott Eastwood.

Jul 26, 2018
Skyscraper
01:31:33

This week, Nando and DJ scale the most serviceable movie of the summer so far, Skyscraper. They talk about the tablets, mirrors, and of course, duct tape.

Jul 20, 2018
Ant-Man and the Wasp
01:29:21

This week, Nando and DJ journey into the podcast-o-verse to examine the latest entry into the MCU, Ant-Man and the Wasp. They look at the logistics behind house arrest, glowy hands, and of course Wally Goggs.

Jul 11, 2018
Tomb Raider
01:24:46
This week, Nando and DJ go on an expedition to nitpick 2018's Tomb Raider. They talk about bikes, tombs, and Quicktime events.
Jul 03, 2018
Mostly Nitpicking - Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom
01:26:49
This week, Nando and DJ unearth the latest Jurassic Park movie, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. They discuss architecture, auctions, and of course lasers.
Jun 28, 2018
Mostly Nitpicking - Incredibles 2
01:14:43
This week Nando and DJ suit up and take on Disney Pixar's Incredibles 2. They talk boats, supers, and mostly the villain's plan. Full spoilers.
Jun 20, 2018
Mostly Nitpicking - Ocean's Eight
01:33:05
This week, Nando and DJ break into the new entry in the Ocean's franchise, Ocean's Eight. They nitpick the logistics of the heist, character motivations, and mostly magnets.
Jun 14, 2018
Mostly Nitpicking - Heavy Rain
01:22:04
This week Nando and DJ take a look at the notoriously nitpickable game, Heavy Rain. They talk about Paco, inner monologues, blackouts, and of course JAAAAYYYYSOOOOON.
Jun 08, 2018
Mostly Nitpicking - Solo: A Star Wars Story
01:30:46
This week, Nando and DJ sit down and try to figure out if they had a good feeling or a bad feeling about Solo: A Star Wars Story. They talk about sassy droids, Paul Bettany, and mostly the rules of and logic behind Sabacc.
May 30, 2018
Mostly Nitpicking - Deadpool 2
01:32:31
This week, Nando and DJ nitpick the hell out of Deadpool 2. They look at certain deaths, cameos, and how this movie will or will not affect the ridiculous X-Men movie continuity.
May 25, 2018
Mostly Nitpicking - Inhumans
01:25:58
Nando and DJ finally talk about the worst part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Marvel's ABC's IMAX's Inhumans.
May 22, 2018
Mostly Nitpicking - Infinity War
01:48:58
In the inaugural episode of Mostly Nitpicking, the boys discuss the good and the bad of Marvel's Avengers: Infinity War.
May 16, 2018
Westworld Recapisode
01:25:04
This week, the week of Infinity War, the biggest movie on the planet...we are talking about Westworld, a boring show about sad robots. (Nando writes these.) We will be covering Infinity War in exhaustive detail next week. But for now, we talk about the Season 2 premier of Westworld and what we expect from the next season.
May 01, 2018
Avengers: Infinity War Previewisode
01:31:03
This week, Nando, DJ, and friend of the show Chris Diggins assemble to talk about, with no advanced information, Avengers: Infinity War. They talk about everything from what they're most excited for, how the movie could fail, and the location of the Soul Stone. No Spoilers since they haven't seen it yet.
Apr 24, 2018
NBA Finals Previewisode
01:20:27
This week, DJ brings everyone up to speed on the NBA finals bracket (you see, this counts as a bracket thing) with The Wheel of Finals Stuff. He jumps on whatever comes right before the 76ers bandwagon and Nando speculates on every player's body fat percentage.
Apr 15, 2018
Ready Player One Recapisode
01:44:28
This week, Nando and DJ get all nostalgic over the movie we all love and only one of them has seen, Ready Player One. They talk about the book, the licensing, and the many culturally relevant and not obnoxious references.
Apr 08, 2018
What The Ho-ho's?!
01:29:31
Nando and DJ are joined by friend Chris Diggins as they get into a really deep conversation about Food Fight. Also there are some hot Ready Player One takes, and we get ready for Infinity War with the latest trailer. Food Fight Clip: www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Zy14vJ27aI&t=2s
Mar 26, 2018
Comics, Cash Grabs, and Cringey Poetry
01:19:36
Nando and DJ look at the trivia that happened this week. Which franchise is ready to cash in on a craze that died a year and a half ago? Which actor from G.I. The Joe: Rise of Cobra thinks Nic Cage is a gentleman? And what unbelievable thing is Superman apparently now weak against? All that and more on Mad Bracket Status.
Mar 19, 2018
Black Panther Recapisode
01:30:55
Finally! We get to go back to recapping movies we both like! Nando and DJ look at the plot, characters, and world building inside Marvel's newest mega-hit, Black Panther. Get Recc'd at 1:15:00
Mar 01, 2018
Bunnies, Brolins, and Bad Teasers
01:30:26
This week, friend of the show George Blazeski takes on DJ in Nando's Trivia of the Week Game Thing. They talk Untitled Deadpool Sequel marketing, dumb Olympics commentators, and cheap mustache removal. Plus reccs and even a couple rants.
Feb 15, 2018
Skyscrapers, Solo, and Tide Ads - Our Post Superbowl Recap
01:31:02
This week Nando and DJ invite back game designer Frank DiCola to talk about movie trailers in a post-Superbowl world. They also spin their completely original Wheel of Rants, a thing they absolutely didn't steal from anyone.
Feb 09, 2018
Turnovers, Tweets, and Timberlake - Superbowl LII Prop Bets
01:29:25
This week, Nando and DJ bring on ultra friend of the show Kevin Su to go over some prop bets for Superbowl LII. That talk about the Halftime Show, the odds of a certain Tweeter tweeting during the show, and the word "dynasty".
Jan 28, 2018
The Maddest Bracket Status - The Winner and a Look Forward
01:06:33
This week, ultra mega guest Chris Diggins joins Nando and DJ to announce the winner of the Maddest Bracket Status Bracket of Bracket Winner. The guys also talk about some Marvel, Star Wars, and Jumanji news.
Jan 18, 2018
Blank will be the Blankest Blank of 2018 - The Completely Reckless Speculation Show
01:37:59
What will be the best movie of 2018? Which video game will be the biggest disappointment? Which actor will have their Renaissance? What thing did you forget is coming out this year? All of these questions and more are haphazardly guessed at by Nando, DJ, and special guest Stunwin in our 2018 Completely Reckless Speculation show.
Jan 08, 2018
Justice League Recapisode
01:25:30
Now that DJ has finally seen Justice League, the guys sit down and answer all of each other's questions like: What was the plot? Why was Steppenwolf? Where does DC go from here? and Why even bother?
Jan 04, 2018
Star Wars: The Last Jedi Recapisode
01:49:35
Finally, someone with an opinion on Star Wars: The Last Jedi! Nando, DJ, and Star Wars expert Alex Lee band together to figure out whether the new Star Wars movie was the best Star Wars movie ever or a big mess. SPOILER ALERT: They still don't know.
Dec 30, 2017
May The Porg Be With You - The State of Star Wars [Spoiler Free]
01:32:33
This week, Chris Diggins joins Nando and DJ to ask the tough questions like "Are Porgs Amazing?" "Is The Force Awakens Any Good?" "What business does Batman v Superman being so long?" and "Why can Detective Pikachu Talk?". Diggins also gives his opinions on the merits of movies about people that are romantically involved with fish. Bracket results next week.
Dec 15, 2017
The Maddest Bracket Status - R2-D2, Gandalf the White, and the Championship Round
01:44:35
This week, friend of the show Tom joins Nando and DJ to announce the winners of the Final Four round of the Maddest Bracket Status Bracket of Bracket Winner. The guys talk about the final match up and talk about some Marvel, DC, and dinosaur news.
Dec 07, 2017
The Maddest Bracket Status - The Monstars, Oberyn Martell, and the Final Four
01:42:28
This week, Nando and DJ are joined by friend of the show and Mad Bracket Status theme creator Nick Poracro who helps reveal the Final Four round of the Maddest Bracket Status bracket.
Dec 01, 2017
The Maddest Bracket Status - Jon Snow, Commissioner Gordon, and the Elite Eight
01:58:52
This week, Nando and DJ are again joined by game designer Frank DiCola who helps reveal the Elite Eight round of the Maddest Bracket Status bracket.
Nov 27, 2017
The Maddest Bracket Status - Harrison Wells, Scooby Doo, and the Sweet Sixteen
02:06:41
This week, Nando and DJ bring back Frank DiCola to talk monsters, Affleck, and Dominoes as well as go over the results of the Top Thirty Two Round of the Maddest Bracket Status bracket.
Nov 13, 2017
The Maddest Bracket Status - The Joker, Monkey D Luffy, and the Top Thirty Two
01:37:55
The end begins! We have finally reached the bracket to end all brackets, the Maddest Bracket Status bracket. Inaugural guest Kevin Su joins the Nando and DJ to pour over the first round of nostalgia-based voting. Also some questions about Marvel movies, Shazzam, and the Game of the Year.
Nov 02, 2017
The Bracket of Mini Brackets - Kirby, Alfred Pennyworth, and the Final Four
01:40:04
We are one week away from the bracket to end all brackets, The Mad Bracket Status. This week Nando and DJ are joined by Lorenzo as they reveal the results of two rounds of mini voting and play some news of the week that starts as a recap of things like Stan Lee, Godzilla, and the great Fields v Alleys debate but really ends up just being everyone going on about Batman v Superman.
Oct 27, 2017
The Bracket of Mini Brackets - Giovanni, the Iron Throne, and the Sweet Sixteen
01:21:30
The bracket to end all brackets is almost here. We introduce the play in round to the Bracket to end all Brackets as well. as talk Pacific Rim, movie posters, and the death of a certain cinematic universe.
Oct 19, 2017
The Next Bracket
01:05:20
This week, Nando, DJ, and Diggins are back to look at some news related to some intriguing video game movie casting, a Princess Bride audition, and the politics of Kingsman. They also reveal the title of the next bracket.
Oct 09, 2017
The Clash of Kings (and Queens) - The Winner and a Look Forward
01:11:17
This week we come to the conclusion of the Clash of Kings (and Queens) bracket. Also we get into some New News of the Week featuring questions about The Punisher, Geostorm, and a certain Max Landis conspiracy. twitter.com/madbracketstat facebook.com/madbracketstatus www.madbracketstatus.com
Sep 25, 2017
The Clash of Kings (and Queens) - Jon Snow and the Championship Round
01:00:43
This week, the Clash of Kings (and Queens) is nearing a conclusion. Nando and DJ eliminate two more monarchs to solidify the championship round in our annual Game of Thrones bracket. Nando also brings some New News of the Week that includes DC casting, IT plot points, and Jared Leto's "method acting" stunts. twitter.com/madbracketstat facebook.com/madbracketstatus www.madbracketstatus.com
Sep 13, 2017
The Clash of Kings (and Queens) - Daenerys Targaryen and the Final Four
01:19:25
This week, the Clash of Kings (and Queens) is in full swing. Nando and DJ eliminate four monarchs to solidify the semi final round of our annual Game of Thrones bracket. Nando also quizzes DJ on the News of the Week which includes Star Wars shake ups, It promotion, and Marvel/ABC/Netflix's Inhumans. twitter.com/madbracketstat facebook.com/madbracketstatus www.madbracketstatus.com
Sep 08, 2017
The Clash of Kings (and Queens) - Robb Stark and the Elite Eight
01:31:01
This week, the guys go over the results of the Elite Eight round and take a look at another monarch featured in the Clash of Kings (and Queens) bracket. They go for a deep dive into the backstory, tactical genius, and single horrific character flaw that define everyone's second favorite King in the North, Robb Stark. Also some New News of the week and some Reccs across all form of media.
Sep 05, 2017
After After The Thrones - The Dragon and the Wolf (Season 7 Episode 7)
01:23:00
In the final After After the Thrones of Season 7, our intrepid hosts Nando, DJ, and Diggins pour over the events of The Dragon and The Wolf. What deal did Tyrion and Cersei make? What was Littlefinger thinking? How do we all feel about incest? All of these questions and many more will be answered on this week's After After the Thrones.
Sep 04, 2017
The Clash of Kings (and Queens) - Aeris II and the Elite Eight
01:24:17
This week, Nando and DJ reveal the results of the first round of voting on the Clash of Kings (and Queens) bracket and girlfriend of the show Emily Hromada comes on to play the New News of the Week.
Aug 29, 2017
After After The Thrones - Beyond The Wall (Season 7 Episode 6)
01:17:22
This week on After After The Thrones, the gang discusses some of the pitfalls that both the Wights and this episode fell into. Does Arya actually have a plan or has she just gone crazy? How long does it take for ice to freeze? Is the Night King as dumb as everyone else on the show? You'll have the answers to all of those questions and more on this week's After After The Thrones.
Aug 26, 2017
After After The Thrones - Eastwatch (Season 7 Episode 5)
52:54
This week on After After The Thrones, the guys look at Eastwatch. DJ trys to figure out the logic of Jon's plan. Nando questions the logic of the Gold Cloaks. Diggins rants about the decisions of a certain Tarley. All that and more on this week's After After The Thrones
Aug 18, 2017
The Clash of Kings (and Queens) - Aegon and the Sweet Sixteen
01:17:02
This week Nando, DJ, and Diggins sit down to discuss Game of Thrones. It turns out, they end up talking about news of the week for much longer than expected and the Game of Thrones talk gets pushed waaaaaay towards the back-end of the show but they do find time to introduce the new bracket, The Clash of Kings (and Queens). Also check out After After the Thrones where they discuss the Snowicide Squad and the logistics of King's Landing.
Aug 17, 2017
The Ultimate Movie of 1997 - The Winner and a Look Forward
42:21
This week, Nando and DJ reveal the winner of the Ultimate Movie of 1997 bracket. They talk about the mark it made on popular culture and why it is still so popular today. Also, some News of the Week about ABC/Marvel/IMAX's awkward press conference and the guys give some unusual recommendations.
Aug 08, 2017
After After The Thrones - The Spoils of War (Season 7 Episode 4)
01:06:57
This week Nando, DJ, and Diggins Skype in to talk about episode four of season seven of Game of Thrones, The Spoils of War. Who are we supposed to root for? Was Bran a dick to Meera? Does Littlefinger have any plays left? Answers to all of those questions and more on this week's After After The Thrones.
Aug 08, 2017
The Ultimate Movie of 1997 - Titanic and the Championship Round
01:16:37
This week, Nando and DJ both reveal the results of the Final Four Round of Voting on the Ultimate Movie of 1997 bracket and talk about a small low budget movie you probably haven't heard of, Titanic.
Aug 04, 2017
After After The Thrones - The Queen's Justice (Season 7 Episode 3)
01:16:22
This week Nando, DJ, and Diggins go over the action of Queen's Justice. When did Bran become so annoying? Does Littlefinger have a path to victory? What CAN'T Euron do? Answers to all of that and more on this week's After After The Thrones.
Aug 03, 2017
After After The Thrones - Stormborn (Season 7 Episode 2)
01:04:46
The guys have finished watching episode two of season seven of everyone's favorite medical drama/softcore pornography and they have a couple questions. Did Dany make the right decision? What are the Maesters even for? How do you sneak up on a ship with another ship? Nando DJ and Diggins answer all of those questions and more on After After The Thrones.
Jul 27, 2017
The Ultimate Movie of 1997 - Men in Black and the Final Four
01:18:54
This week, Nando and DJ are joined by Ultrafriend of the show and The Pop Break writer Chris Diggins to talk about the second highest grossing movie of 1997, Men in Black. They also run through some of their favorite announcements from San Diego Comic Con and Rec some video games.
Jul 27, 2017
The Ultimate Movie of 1997 - Con Air and the Elite Eight
56:46
This week, Nando and DJ go through the Elite Eight round of the Ultimate Movie of 1997 bracket again because we forgot to put up the polls. Whoops. We talk about the Cagest Movie, Con Air, and how Jerry Bruckheimer has one of, if not the most diverse bodies of work in the history of cinema.
Jul 21, 2017
After After The Thrones - Dragonstone (Season 7 Episode 1)
01:06:34
The boys are back. Nando, DJ, and Diggins return for Season 2 of After After The Thrones, our Game of Thrones commentary commentary show. How is Cersei going to defend King's Landing? How are Chris and Andy going to transition to Periscope? Will the Hound meet his brother? Is that the same set from last season but with more sports stuff? All of these questions and more answered on this week's After After The Thrones.
Jul 21, 2017
The Ultimate Movie of 1997 - Austin Powers and the Elite Eight
01:09:31
This week, Nando and DJ take their time machines to the Shagadelic 60's and talk about the International Man of Mystery, Austin Powers. They take a look at Austin's humble beginnings and the genius behind the parody. Also the results of the Sweet Sixteen round of voting on the Ultimate Movie of 1997 bracket and some Recs.
Jul 12, 2017
The Ultimate Movie of 1997 - Batman & Robin and the Sweet Sixteen
01:24:39
This week, Nando and DJ dive deep into the history of one of the best/worst movies ever made, Batman & Robin. Why was Batgirl barely in the film? Which comic movie did Batman & Robin save? What was the plot? All of that and more on this week's Mad Bracket Status.
Jul 06, 2017
The Best Movie of 1997 - Air Bud, Hercules, and the Sweet Sixteen
01:26:40
They're back, baby! And what did they bring? Nando and DJ brought two weeks worth of News of the Week. They also brought a brand new bracket designed to make you feel nostalgic/old, the Best Movie of 1997. This week Nando examines the fall of the Golden Age of Disney and DJ examines the fall of the Golden Age of Mike Myers. It's something. There are also some great Reccs and the usual amazing stuff. Vote all week on the first round of the #BestMovieof1997 Wooooooo!
Jun 30, 2017
Wonder Woman Reaction
01:33:25
This week, friend of the show Chris Diggins comes on to discuss with Nando and DJ what they think of Wonder Woman, and how it fits into the overall DCEU. They discuss whether or not the DCEU can still be successful and if Warner Bros. and DC will learn anything from this. Also they pay tribute to the great Adam West.
Jun 13, 2017
The Universal Monster Universe, Wonder Woman Reactions, and the Next Bracket
01:17:49
This week Nando and DJ talk about the potential Mummy failure, Nando's Wonder Woman reactions, and we take a look at two competitors in the next bracket, The King of Kings.
Jun 08, 2017
Top Cop - The Winner and a Look Forward
01:31:16
This week, we reveal the winner of the Top Cop bracket and take a deep dive into the future of the DC Cinematic Universe. warbyparkertrial.com/bracket gameflytrial.com/bracket
May 31, 2017
Top Cop - John McClane, John Stewart, and the Championship Round
01:04:21
This week, Nando and DJ reveal the final two competitors in the Top Cop bracket. Nando goes over some well known and far lesser known Green Lanterns and DJ talks about the transformation of John McClane from normal NYPD cop to superhero.
May 23, 2017
Top Cop - Shaft, Dirty Harry, and the Final Four
01:12:46
This week, Nando and DJ take a deep look at two of the contenders in the Top Cop bracket. DJ reveals that Shaft may not actually be a cop at all and Nando talks about how Dirty Harry is unbelievably racist. The Final Four competitors are revealed. Also some news on the Judge Dredd show and updates on the Wonder Woman movie.
May 17, 2017
Top Cop - Robocop, Martin Riggs, and the Elite Eight
01:17:10
This week, the guys discuss the very surprising results of the second round of Top Cop voting. Nando and DJ examine whether or not Robocop is actually good at being an officer of the law while looking ahead to next week's matchups. www.warbyparkertrial.com/bracket www.gameflytrial.com/bracket
May 08, 2017
Top Cop - Green Lantern, Mr Orange, and the Sweet Sixteen
01:07:42
This week Nando and DJ break down the results of the first round of voting on the Top Cop bracket. They also question whether the Green Lantern Corps even make sense as intergalactic law enforcers. And finally some recapping of the Ultimate Overwatch Hero panel, new Rearranging the Deckchairs on the DC Titanic, and some quick Reccs. www.warbyparkertrial.com/bracket www.gameflytrial.com/bracket
May 03, 2017
Top Cop - Bad Boys II: Cinematic Perfection
01:25:26
This week DJ has finally watched Michael Bay's classic Bad Boys 2! He and Nando talk about why this movie is a goddamn treasure and what makes Mike Lowery a strong candidate in the Top Cop bracket. www.warbyparkertrial.com/bracket www.gameflytrial.com/bracket
Apr 27, 2017
Top Cop - Judge Dredd, Johnny Utah, and the Tremendous Thirty Two
01:47:38
Let's try this again. After realizing we made some egregious errors in the formation of the Top Cop bracket, Nando and DJ bring on friend of the show Tom to give this bracket a Page One rewrite. Tom makes the case for new addition Johnny Utah. Nando recounts the failings of the 1995 Judge Dredd movie starring Sylvester Stallone. DJ rationalizes the cop swap we made concerning the Fast and Furious franchise. This episode is sponsored by Warby Parker www.warbyparkertrial.com/bracket
Apr 18, 2017
Top Cop - Hal Jordan, Katie Coltrane, and the Terrific Thirty Two
01:26:43
Yippie Kay Yay! We have assembled the most distinguished officers of the law in all of cinema and they are about to go head to head in the first round of the Top Cop bracket. We talk about Whoopi Goldberg's terrible dinosaur court case, all of the cop movies DJ hasn't seen, and much much more.
Apr 10, 2017
The Rest of 2017 in Movies aka Nando and DJ Read IMDB
01:17:25
Wow guys! So many movies coming out in 2017! Jumanji! Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2! The Circle! And there are even movies coming out that don't have Karen Gillan in them! What a time to be alive. Nando and DJ talk about the countless movies that they are excited to watch in 2017! They also talk about King Arthur: Legend of the Sword. facebook.com/madbracketstatus twitter.com/madbracketstat
Apr 03, 2017
Second Best Batman Villain Result and Justice League Trailer
01:30:56
This week, Nando and DJ finish up the Second Best Batman Villain bracket and also break down the new Justice League trailer. facebook: madbracketstatus twitter: madbracketstat
Mar 27, 2017
Nando and DJ interview Billionaire Banshee creator Razlo
01:00:58
In leiu of bracket news, this week Nando and DJ talk to Billionaire Banshee creator Razlo about his game expansion, dinosaurs, and Larry King.
Mar 23, 2017
Second Best Batman VIllain - Riddler, Penguin, and the Championship Round
01:13:26
This week we reveal the finalists in the Second Best Batman Villain bracket. We also talk about whether Iron Fist is savable, what's in store for The Batman, and why they are remaking the Matrix. This episode is sponsored by Gamefly. As many games as you want delivered to your door. To sign up for a free one month trial, go to gameflyoffer.com/bracket
Mar 16, 2017
Second Best Batman Villain - Penguin, Bane, and the Final Four
01:34:28
This week, Nando and DJ reveal the Final Four villains in the Second Best Batman Villain bracket. DJ talks about his first week with the Nintendo Switch and the guys Recc the two movies everyone is talking about.
Mar 06, 2017
Second Best Batman Villain - Harley Quinn, Hugo Strange, and the Elite Eight
01:35:13
This week Nando and DJ take apart the Nintendo Switch release, go over a whole mess of DC Casting news, and reveal the Elite Eight members of the Second Best Batman Villain bracket. 1:00 News of The Week 37:35 Bracket Results 45:55 Elite Eight Discussion 1:17:33 Get Recc'd 1:26:14 Oscars Talk
Mar 02, 2017
Second Best Batman Villain - Ra's al Ghul, Black Mask, and the Starting Sixteen
01:46:33
This week Nando and DJ take another look at the Starting Sixteen contenders in the Second Best Batman Villain bracket. Nando explains why Penguin, Hush, and Black Mask are the same. DJ gives his surprisingly well informed Oscar Predictions. Also some fun Reccs and more the first bit of positive Rearranging The Deckchairs On The DC Titanic news.
Feb 21, 2017
Second Best Batman Villain - Two Face, Calendar Man, and the Sweet 16
01:57:22
New Bracket! This week we open up our Second Best Batman Villain bracket by having Nando haphazardly guess which year each member of our Sweet Sixteen debuted. We also talk about all of the Batman villains that didn't make the cut which includes the likes of Condiment King, Killer Croc, Egghead, and more than thirty others. There is also an amazing bit of Rearranging Deckchairs on the DC Titanic news that breaks as we are recording the show! Very exciting!
Feb 14, 2017
The President - The Winner and a Look Forward
01:13:31
This week, we reveal the winner of the Greatest Fictional President bracket and get much deeper into our new classic segment, Moving Around The Deckchairs On The DC Titanic.
Feb 08, 2017
The President - Jed Bartlet, James Marshall, and the Championship Round
01:21:38
Hail to the TWO Chiefs! We are down to two competitors in our The Greatest Fictional President bracket. Nando and DJ also give their thoughts on the Oscars, a bunch of politics stuff, and a new segment is revealed called "Rearranging Deck Chairs on the DC Titanic".
Jan 31, 2017
The President - Frank Underwood, David Palmer, and the Final Four
01:06:16
This week we are getting to the end of our The President bracket. Four more Presidents are eliminated, leaving us with some interesting thematic match ups for the week ahead. Frank DiCola from Game Revenant stops by to give his feedback on the bracket and plug his game at the PAX Indie Showcase.
Jan 24, 2017
The President - Lex Luthor, Dwayne Elizondo Mountain Dew Herbert Camacho, and the Elite Eight
01:39:36
Hail to the Chiefs! This week we eliminate the first round of Presidents in our Greatest Fictional President bracket and you won't believe who is going on to the Elite Eight. We also talk about the Nintendo Switch presentation and rumors that Wonder Woman is a big mess.
Jan 18, 2017
The President - Lord Business, Tom Beck, and the Sweet Sixteen
01:30:48
We're back baby! This week, we start the first bracket of 2017! And what better thing to talk about than fictional politics? It's got all of the fun of real politics with none of the stakes and consequences. We talk about all of our favorite Presidents from popular culture in the The President bracket. Can Michael Wilson finally have his moment? What does the President of the Marvel Cinematic Universe actually do? Did Deep Impact make any sense? All if these questions and more will be answered this week on Mad Bracket Status.
Jan 10, 2017
Blank will be the Blankest Blank of 2017 - Totally Safe Speculation
02:06:00
What will be the best movie of 2017? Which video game will be the biggest disappointment? Which actor will have their Renaissance? What thing did you forget is coming out this year? All of these questions and more are haphazardly guessed at by Nando, DJ, and special guest Frank DiCola in our 2017 Totally Safe Speculation episode.
Jan 04, 2017
Hey 2016! Less Batman v Superman, More Other Stuff
01:52:43
It's the end of the year and Mad Bracket Status is looking back at what a wonderful/terrible year 2016 has been. Nando and DJ sit down with Chris Diggins to answer a couple of big questions like: Who was the best 2016 villain? What did the internet ruin in 2016? and What was the best thing from 2016?
Dec 29, 2016
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Recapisode
01:39:38
In this week's Recapisode, we talk about nothing but Rogue One: A Star Wars Story for nearly two hours. We get into what we liked, what we loved, the CGI, favorite characters, and where we want the series to go from here. And if you like this, go ahead and subscribe to the Mad Bracket Status podcast, which we are all a part of. We make pop culture brackets. It's fun.
Dec 20, 2016
The Martial Arts Master - The Winner and Look Forward
59:08
This week we reveal the winner of the Martial Arts Master bracket. It's exactly who you expect...or is it? Listen and find out.
Dec 20, 2016
Westworld Recapisode
01:04:04
SPOILERS for Westworld. Have you ever questioned the nature of your new HBO show? Nando and DJ bring on Chris Diggins to share their thoughts on the new cowboy/robot hit show.
Dec 16, 2016
The Martial Arts Master - Liu Kang, Iron Fist, and the Championship Round (with Frank DiCola)
01:53:51
This week, game designer Frank DiCola is back to help get through the Final Four round of the Martial Arts Master bracket. Also there is a ton of weekly news and three video game reccs.
Dec 13, 2016
The Martial Arts Master - Chun Li, Batman, and the Final Four (with Chris Diggins)
01:39:41
This week Diggins joins us to talk about the results of the Elite Eight Round of the Martial Arts Master bracket. We also talk about the news out of the Playstation conference and bring a new character into the classic bit, Rickman/Walhberg theater.
Dec 06, 2016
Martial Arts Master - Iron Fist, Neo, and the Elite Eight
01:24:49
This week Nando and DJ bring you the Elite Eight competitors in our Martial Arts Master bracket.
Nov 30, 2016
Martial Arts Master - Po, Mr Miyagi, and the Sweet Sixteen
01:31:37
This week, Nando and DJ take the Top Thirty Two Martial Arts Masters and cut them in half. We also Get Reccd and end the episode with a Walhberg/Rickman Theater fans have been requesting for ages (let's say).
Nov 22, 2016
Master of Martial Arts - Sherlock Holmes, Uncle Jackie, and the Round of Thirty Two
01:37:08
Finally, the Martial Arts Master bracket has arrived! We have thirty two competitors, some weird match ups, a last minute change courtesy of Kevin Su. The boys also go through some solid reccs and a sweet Rickman/Wahlberg dialogue.
Nov 07, 2016
Making the Martial Arts Master Bracket
01:43:01
This week we are trying something new. Nando is in Philly so we're Skyping. Ignore the issues that come with that and feel free to blame anything else you don't like about the episode on Skype. This week we are making the bracket live on the air! We are taking audience suggestions, mulling over competitors, and giving some sick reccs.
Nov 01, 2016
Switch, Sombra, Strange, and Stuff
01:11:03
New podcast without a bracket. We talk about the Nintendo Switch, Blizzard, and Doctor Strange among other things.
Oct 24, 2016
The Master of Martial Arts Preview (with the Game Revenant Crew)
01:43:29
This week you get a look behind the curtain as Nando and DJ invite Frank and Jack from Game Revenant back to the show to talk about our next bracket, the Master of Martial Arts.
Oct 18, 2016
The Master of Magic - The Winner and a Look Forward (with Michelle Coraci)
01:30:49
This week we have the winner of the Master of Magic bracket and guest Michelle Coraci teaches DJ a lesson about a certain Disney princess.
Oct 12, 2016
The Master of Magic - Gandalf, Shang Tsung, and the Championship Round
01:32:08
This week, original guest Kevin Su comes back on the show to help Nando and DJ unveil the final match up in the Master of Magic bracket.
Oct 05, 2016
The Master of Magic - Sabrina Spellman, Jafar, and the Final Four
01:33:03
This week Nando and DJ bring you the results of the voting on the Elite Eight Masters of Magic. They also talk politics and do some really dodgy impressions.
Sep 27, 2016
The Master of Magic - Merlin, Scarlet Witch, and the Elite Eight
01:33:50
This week Alex Lee comes on and we reveal the Elite Eight Master of Magic.
Sep 20, 2016
The Master of Magic - Gul'dan, Maleficent, and the Sweet Sixteen
02:05:15
This week we have Frank DiCola and Jack Kelly from Game Revenant on to talk about their new mobile game, Where Shadows Slumber. We also reveal the winners of the Top Thirty Two round of the Master of Magic bracket!
Sep 13, 2016
The Master of Magic - Sauron, Doctor Doom, and the Top Thirty Two
01:57:30
Huge episode this week! Not only do we have the results from the Master of Magic round of sixty four and a mysterious new guest. We have the return of Steve Unwin aka Stunwin via Skype!
Sep 08, 2016
The Master of Magic - Bayonetta, David Lo Pan, and the NEW Round of 64
39:18
Whoops. So we made a lot of mistakes when we set up the first round of the Master of Magic bracket and we are setting it right. Nando and DJ update everyone on the NEW round of 64. There are a few new competitors and plenty of new match ups. Also watch the 1988 movie Willow starring Val Kilmer and Warwick Davis. It's great.
Sep 01, 2016
The Master of Magic - Dr Fate, Mordenkainen, and the Round of 64
01:21:40
This week Nando and DJ unveil the new bracket, The Master of Magic. There are a ton of very specific match ups including not one, not two, but three Disney showdowns. We also debate which Willow belongs in the bracket. Also we have a clip from The Weekly Planet podcast discussing our drivers and some interesting reccs.
Aug 30, 2016
Most Daring Driver - The Winner and a Look Forward (with Nick Porcaro)
01:48:00
This week we reveal the results of the Most Daring Driver bracket and look at the next bracket with guest Nick Porcaro.
Aug 25, 2016
Most Daring Driver - Max Rockatansky, Speed Racer, and the Championship Round
01:13:45
This week, former After After The Thrones host Chris Diggins stops by to go through the results of our Most Daring Driver Final Four. We look at the Final Round and give our opinions on who should win. Also some Get Reccd's and more Suicide Squad talk.
Aug 15, 2016
Suicide Squad Recapisode
01:24:35
Finally, someone with an opinion on Suicide Squad. And not just someone. Two someones! Nando and DJ tear into about what some have called "a movie". We talk theories, what got edited out, and some insane choices. "It's not gonna kill you. It's just gonna hurt you real bad." - Some random mob boss wearing purple
Aug 11, 2016
Most Daring Driver - Batman, Captain Falcon, and the Final Four
40:09
This week, Nando and DJ break down the latest results of the Most Daring Driver bracket. The Final Four is revealed as some tough cuts are made and champions are starting to emerge.
Aug 09, 2016
Most Daring Driver - Dick Dastardly, James Bond, and the Elite Eight
01:17:47
This week we go through the results of the Sweet Sixteen competitors in the Most Daring Driver bracket. We also talk about friend of the show Lorenzo's puns and give some sports Reccs.
Aug 02, 2016
The San Diego Comic Con Recap Episode 2016 (including Snowden for some reason)
01:28:11
This week we take a break from the Daring Driver bracket to talk about San Diego Comic Con.
Jul 25, 2016
Most Daring Driver - Dominic Toretto, BA Baracus, and the Sweet Sixteen
58:29
On your mark. Get set. Bracket! This week we start the Most Daring Driver bracket by discussing our favorite drivers from Batman to Dominic Toretto to Speed Racer.
Jul 20, 2016
The Pokénaissance
51:39
Now is not the time from bracket. That comes later. (Bane says that in TDKR). This week we are talking about UFC 200, Overwatch, and mostly Pokemon GO! Do we like it? Will it last? And a bunch of other questions.
Jul 15, 2016
Before the Madness - The Most Daring Driver (aka the 150th Episode!)
01:05:34
On your mark! Get set! Wait a week for the start of the Most Daring Driver bracket! Nando and DJ preview the bracket and a friend of the show stops by to talk basketball. Happy 150 episodes!
Jul 07, 2016
After After The Thrones - Winds of Winter (Season 6 Episode 10)
52:59
It's finally here! Nando, DJ, and Diggins recap the final episode of the first season of After The Thrones. The dumb bits are back! Isn't that something? Also we have some friends of the show call in to let us know what they thought of the finale. And don't worry. After After The Thrones will pick up in a year when the show returns. And for now our watch has ended.
Jun 28, 2016
The Last House - The Winner and a Look Forward (with Chris Diggins)
39:47
This week we are joined by After After The Thrones host Chris Diggins to finish up the Game of Thrones themed Last House bracket. We also talk about what we may do for the next backet. Email us your suggestions at madbracketstatus@gmail.com
Jun 28, 2016
After After The Thrones - Battle of the Bastards (Season 6 Episode 9)
57:36
This week the After After The Thrones team takes apart After The Thrones' analysis of the Battle of the Bastards. Who won? Who lost? What do we have to look forward to next week.
Jun 24, 2016
The Last House - Targaryen, Bolton, and the Championship Round
31:00
We have a nice short one for you this week. After After The Thrones cohost Chris Diggins joins us for the results of Last House Final Four. We announce the two houses will compete in the Championship Round and give a couple of Reccs.
Jun 21, 2016
After After The Thrones - No one (Season 6 Episode 8)
58:42
This week's episode of Game of Thrones drew some mixed feelings. After The Thrones was pretty good. We go through Game of Thrones in the context of it's reaction show After The Thrones starring Andy Greenwald and Chris Ryan.
Jun 15, 2016
The Last House - Arryn, Baratheon, and the Final Four (with Chris Diggins)
01:08:50
This week, After After The Thrones host Chris Diggins joins us to reveal the results of the Elite Eight round of the Last House bracket. We talk about the match ups for the remaining houses. We also check back at some of the competitors in the Ultimate Giant Robot bracket and we talk about our E3 predictions.
Jun 15, 2016
After After The Thrones - The Broken Man (Season 6 Episode 7)
47:54
This week on AATT, Nando DJ and Diggins break down what happened to be a legitimately good episode of After The Thrones. The map was legible. The questions made sense. The flow was better overall. Also we made a huge addition to our show and went an bought a shame bell so get ready to hear that constantly.
Jun 10, 2016
MBS E3 Preview 2016 (with Kevin Su)
01:16:00
Before Sunday's E3 conference, Nando and DJ sit down with video game expert Kevin Su and talk about what to expect at the expo. Will Nintendo reveal a new console? Will Ubisoft do a good thing? Which awkward movie stars will show up? We answer those questions and more on this annual podcast.
Jun 09, 2016
The Last House - Stark, Tarly, and the Elite Eight
01:43:30
This week we have friend of the show Alex Lee on the discuss the results of the first round of voting on the Last House bracket. We made a bracket of all of the great houses (and some minor ones) on Game of Thrones and we are looking for your opinion on which house is going to last long. We have plenty of interesting results from the Elite Eight round of voting And maybe even a tie. Also the team Gets Reccd with a movie, a park, and an Overwatch character recommendation.
Jun 06, 2016
After After The Thrones - Blood of my Blood (Season 6 Episode 6)
01:18:37
This week on After After the Thrones, we generally agree with the show but we also weigh in on some new theories.
Jun 02, 2016
Bernie And Basketball (NBA Finals and The California Primary)
45:30
Bernie and Basketball is back baby! Everyone remembers our classic podcast (that we have done once before) where we talk about our two favorite things. DJ takes us through what we can expect from the NBA Finals. Nando looks at the future of Bernie Sanders.
Jun 02, 2016
The Last House - Greyjoy, Lannister, and the Sweet Sixteen
02:00:03
Winter is coming to Mad Bracket Status. This week we start our new Game of Thrones themed bracket, The Last House. We are putting sixteen of the strongest Westerosi houses up against each other in an attempt to determine which one will be the last house standing. And we aren't talking about the end of the books. We are interested in which house will be the last house at the end of time. We talk about some of the recent developments in the show including the events of the Faith Militant and the possible Stark reunion. Nando and DJ also examine some recent comic books new stories that involve characters from previous brackets including everyone's favorite new HYDRA agent and the new most powerful character in the DC Universe.
May 31, 2016
After After The Thrones - The Door (Season 6 Episode 5)
01:20:09
Chris and Andy are all sad because that's how these kind of reaction shows handle character death. We talk about their analysis of the episode through their segments and we add some of our own. The map still isn't very good (#FixTheMap). Nando and DJ also have some of our TWCATABWEGBHOY (Theories We Can Actually Talk About Because We Aren't Governed By HBO...Yet) relating to Bran and Sansa. We also get into some huge After The Thrones controversy related to the number of Follow Up questions posed this week (there were only three).
May 27, 2016
Most Neighborly - The Winner and a Look Forward (with Zak Moy)
01:16:54
Drumroll please. This week we have the winner of the Most Neighborly bracket. It is a true contest of champions but only one can make it to the top and we are ready to tell you who that is. We talk about the historical significance of both Ned Flanders and Fred Rogers. We also bring on Game of Thrones expert Zak Moy to talk bring everyone up to speed for the next bracket, The Last House. Also we break down the new three starting Pokemon.
May 23, 2016
After After The Thrones - The Book of the Stranger (Season 6 Episode 4)
01:02:51
Our recap of Episode 4 of Game of Thrones Season 6.
May 22, 2016
Most Neighborly - Mr Rogers, Flanders, and the Championship Round
01:18:56
Its a wonderful day in the brackethood! A wonderful day in the bracket. But who will be in the Championship Round? We reveal the winners of the Final Four round of the Most Neighborly bracket and talk about the Championship competitors. Aaaaaaaaalso Richard Nixon makes a surprise appearance and you'll ever guess who else shows up (it's Mark Wahlberg).
May 18, 2016
Civil War Recap Episode (Potentially Called The Recapisode)
46:49
[SPOILER'S FOR CIVIL WAR INCOMING] Here's the deal. We loved Captain America: Civil War. We think you should definitely see it. But also now that some time has passed, we have some questions about certain parts of that movie that were pretty unclear. Questions like, Does Scott Lang really want to see his family again? What's the deal with The Raft? Is Zemo a HYDRA agent? Why does Tony recruit a 15 year old he has never met? And many more. Just like Captain America, we can do this all day.
May 16, 2016
After After The Thrones - Oathbreaker (Season 6 Episode 3)
01:24:36
Chris and Andy are starting to get it together. Following a slight controversy, After The Thrones is back and our podcast recapping the Game of Thrones recap show is back with it. We talk about their analysis of the episode and makes some new hashtags (#FixTheMap). We also get into some of the fan theories that sprung out of this episode which After The Thrones can't talk about because they are under the thumb of big HBO. We also look at the questions Andy and Chris asked and propose some of their own.
May 11, 2016
Most Neighborly - Dinkleberg, Mr Wilson, and the Final Four
01:11:08
Hi-di-ho! We have the results of the Elite Eight round of voting on the Most Neighborly bracket. The results skew in one specific direction that sets up the Final Four in a very interesting way. We also talk about the possibility of a live Simpsons episode and our favorite parts of the Overwatch Beta.
May 09, 2016
After After The Thrones - Home (Season 6 Episode 2)
01:06:31
Jon Snow is back. Roose Bolton is backstabbed. We look at the big events that the After The Thrones team nailed and what they missed. From the people behind Mad Bracket Status comes the exciting new Game of Thrones post episode recap show post episode recap show. That's right. We're analyzing HBO's After the Thrones with Chris Diggins. Does the show make sense? Is their analysis interesting? What did they miss? All that and more on this week's After After the Thrones.
May 04, 2016
Most Neighborly - Wilson, Feeny, and the Elite Eight
01:21:19
The Elite Eight round of the Most Neighborly bracket has been decided. Nando and DJ bring on Pop-Break writer Chris Diggins to help them sort through the results and decide whether there is truly any meaning to life. Diggins also pitches his Space Jam 2 story which includes an evil Michael Jordan and an army of washed up NBA players.
May 03, 2016
After After The Thrones - The Red Woman (Season 6 Episode 1)
01:41:48
From the people behind Mad Bracket Status comes the exciting new Game of Thrones post episode recap show post episode recap show. That's right. We're analyzing HBO's After the Thrones with Chris Diggins. Does the show make sense? Is their analysis interesting? What did they miss? All that and more on this week's After After the Thrones.
Apr 28, 2016
Most Neighborly - Mary Jane, Fonzie, and the Sweet Sixteen
01:10:41
Everyone is tired this week. DJ just got back from PAX East. Nando and Emily just for back from hosting out Smash Snub panel at CPAC. We go through the results from the first round of the Most Neighborly bracket and have just enough time to talk about some of the new match ups before Game of Thrones starts and we end the show. Also this episode features a surprise appearance from a friend of the podcast who DJ ran into in Boston.
Apr 25, 2016
Most Neighborly - Quagmire, Denny, and the Top Thirty Two
02:04:14
A new bracket has appeared. We bring on friend of the show Lorenzo to help us introduce our new bracket, the Most Neighborly. We have assembled thirty two excellent neighbors from pop culture and we look at some of the first round match ups. Does Quagmire have any chance against Flanders? Why is Babette more neighborly than Totoro? What is the deal with The Room's Denny?
Apr 18, 2016
Ideas for Various Businesses - Dominos (with Frank and Jack)
36:22
Listen guys, last week we made a podcast on the usual topics. Brackets. Pop Culture. You know the drill. But also in the beginning we talked AT LENGTH about Dominos. Like a lot. Frank Dicola and Jack Kelly from Game Revenant were also involved. It can only be described as art. Enjoy.
Apr 14, 2016
Nickest Toon - The Winner and a Look Forward (with Frank and Jack)
01:43:13
This week we have the final results of our Nickest Toon bracket! The results were stupid close and the winner will very likely surprise you. We also look at the results of our mini brackets The Best Batman, and the Best Harry Potter Movie. We also are joined by Jack and Frank from Game Revenant to talk about some of the new games they're working on.
Apr 11, 2016
Bernie and Basketball (and Walking Dead and OJ and Wrestlemania)
01:41:43
New mid-week podcast! We take a small break in brackets to talk about Nando and DJ's two favorite things respectively, Bernie and Basketball. In order, the topics of conversation are Golden State, Nova, Lebron, James Dolan, the Wisconsin Primary, New York Debates, Panama Papers, Hillary, TWD Finale, OJ, and Wrestlemania.
Apr 07, 2016
Nickest Toon - Tommy, Aang, and the Championship Round
01:21:23
This week we have for you the final match up in the Nickest Toon bracket. We talk about the Nicktoonyness of Avatar and posit the theory that Aang and Tommy and essentially the same character. We also give you a new mini bracket as well as the results to the Best Batman mini bracket.
Apr 04, 2016
Mad Spoiler Status - Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
01:30:07
If you have not see Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and eventually plan to, this isn't for you. Everyone else, we have a spoiler filled mini episode of Mad Bracket Status where we take apart everything we didn't like or understand about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. We go over bizarre fan theories, unbelievable character choices, and everything else that made this potential Avengers rival into a complete trainwreck. Deathstroke Theory: http://moviepilot.com/posts/3586492 Communion Scene: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-MUzvASr8s Mr Sunday Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8TAlR9y_zJw MovieBob Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OTKDtoBR-2M Half in the Bag Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGsrMaxx8N4 Mad Bracket Status: http://www.madbracketstatus.com/
Mar 31, 2016
Nickest Toon - Aang, Tommy, and the Elite Eight
01:21:07
Huge week for the show. First off, we have the results of the Sweet Sixteen round of voting on our Nickest Toon bracket. Secondly, March Madness is going off the rails and number one seeds are being eliminated by the handful. Third, Batman v Superman: Rush to Justice was finally released.
Mar 28, 2016
Potential Spoilers - Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
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Right off the bat, we have no real knowledge of spoilers for this movie. All spoilers are POTENTIAL spoilers at best and way off the mark at worst. That being said, we decided to have a podcast where we ask some of the big question regarding the new DC blockbuster. If we spoil the movie, that is completely coincidental. We have ZERO knowledge about what actually happens in the movie. We're just recklessly speculating.
Mar 23, 2016
Nickest Toon - Chuckie, Cosmo, and the Elite Eight
01:19:56
This week it is just Nando and DJ going through the results of the Sweet Sixteen round of voting on the Nickest Toon bracket. Some shows are eliminated completely while other are surging towards the finals.
Mar 21, 2016
Nickest Toon - Ren, Spongebob, and the Sweet 16
01:26:25
We are podcast! On a mission! Bracket kids with...you get the joke. That's the Rocket Power theme song but with some of the words changed to make it seem like it's talking about us. Clever right? This week Nando and DJ are back with the results of the first round of voting on the Nickest Toon bracket. There are some pretty bizarre upsets. Specifically one that should really surprise you. We talk about the next round of match ups as well as some Civil War news and give our pop culture recommendations in our Get Recced segment that we shockingly didn't forget about.
Mar 15, 2016
Nickest Toon - Doug, Daggett, and the Top 32
01:34:41
Dear Journal, hi! It's us, Mad Bracket Status. We are still working on the Nickest Toon bracket. This week we bring on animation expert Kevin Su to look at some of the Top 32 match ups that caught our attention. We ask the tough questions. Which Angry Beaver is the best? Who is Chloe Carmichael? Why are the making another Hey Arnold movie? We also look at an insanely funny Doug based twitter feed and talk, talk about the Ghostbusters trailer, and give some of our recommendations in a new segment called Get Recced! website - http://www.madbracketstatus.com/ redbubble - http://www.redbubble.com/people/madbracketstat Doug Episodes - https://twitter.com/dougepisodes
Mar 07, 2016
Nickest Toon - Stimpy, Pelswick, and the Starting 32
01:41:39
Are ya' ready kids? I can't hear you! Ohhhhhh! The picture of a pirate with a real mouth starting to sing can only mean one thing. We are starting our Nickest Toon bracket. Friend of the show Frank DiCola joins us as we unveil the starting thirty two contenders in the bracket. We have characters from the creation of Nickelodeon animation and characters that are still on the air today. See if your favorite made the cut and vote at www.madbracketstatus.com
Mar 03, 2016
The Superior Sidekick - The Winner and a Look Forward
01:36:17
It is finally here. After a 128 competitors, we are finally able to reveal the winner of our Superior Sidekick bracket. Everything comes down to Super Mario's Yoshi and Star Wars' R2-D2. Dan Ward joins us to talk about the winner and everything he represents to sidekickery. We also talk about our next bracket and why it should be pretty good.
Feb 22, 2016
The Superior Sidekick - Yoshi, R2-D2, and the Championship Round
01:30:51
It has all led up to this. We started with 128 sidekicks and we are down to two competitors in the Superior Sidekick bracket. We go over each character's history as well as some key difference between the two characters. We also spend some time in the beginning of the episode breaking down some of the movie trailers from the Big Game and at the end of the show we give a spoiler free and spoiler filled Deadpool review. Don't worry. There is plenty of warning if you haven't seen it yet.
Feb 16, 2016
The Superior Sidekick - Baymax, Deadpool, and the Final Four
01:14:13
The heat is on! We bring musician and graphic designer Nick Porcaro to the show to dissect the final four round of the Superior Sidekick bracket. There are a couple of pretty surprising results. With the winners from each conference, we are able to start talking about who we think deserves to win it all. We also look back at some of the amazing marketing coming out of Deadpool before it's release later this week.
Feb 08, 2016
The Superior Sidekick - Sokka, R2D2, and the Elite Eight
01:36:39
The Superior Sidekick bracket is really starting to heat up. Nando and DJ go over the results of the Sweet Sixteen round of voting to reveal the Elite Eight competitors. There are some big surprises in store. Will the Star Wars sidekicks stick around? Can Robin take on Rhodey Which Pokemon will prevail? The answers can all be found here along with some incredible Superbowl predictions.
Feb 02, 2016
The Superior Sidekick - War Machine, Yoshi, and the Sweet Sixteen
02:12:50
Mad Bracket Status braves snowstorm Jonas to bring you the results of the Top Thirty Two round of voting on the Superior Sidekick bracket. Roommate of the show Kenny Goff is our sidekick and he bluffs his way through match up after match up in an attempt to seem like an expert and it almost works! We also talk to Seed from the excellent Poprika podcast about his new Indiegogo comic book project called Pineville.
Jan 25, 2016
The Superior Sidekick - Bucky, Sebastian, and the Top Thirty Two
01:57:31
This week, the sidekick field is finally starting to narrow. We bring on Disney superfan Michelle Coraci to take the 64 remaining competitors in the Superior Sidekick bracket down to 32. DJ brags about his Morty related Reddit post. Nando asks whether Bucky is a better Cap sidekick than Falcon. Michelle questions whether Pikachu is really a sidekick at all.
Jan 19, 2016
The Superior Sidekick - Groot, Makise, and The Starting 64
02:29:36
Sooooooo this week's episode is two and a half hours long. We think it's really good, so we didn't trim it. Perhaps in the future we will attempt to shorten the episodes from Tarantino film to regular film. No promises though. This week we go over the second half of the 128 round of voting on the Superior Sidekick bracket. Kevin Su stops by to go through some of the anime match ups. Nando explains why Groot might be the most powerful character in the Marvel Universe. DJ gives preemptive reviews for 2016's comic book movies.
Jan 11, 2016
The Superior Sidekick - Wang Chi, Pikachu, and the Round of 128 (Part 2)
02:10:51
We have made it to 2016 and with the new year, we have the new round of the bracket! Well, actually its more of a half round. You see, because we decided to make the Superior Sidekick bracket a 128 competitor contest, we split the first round of voting in half. So this week, we have the results from the Comics and Anime/Video Games Conferences and the match ups from the TV and Movies/Book Conferences. We also take some time at the end of the episode to look back at the pop culture that made 2015 so...yeah...TV was good, though.
Jan 04, 2016
The Superior Sidekick - Genos, Dex-Starr, and the Round of 128 (Part 1)
01:59:35
Let's get it started! This week we kick off the Superior Sidekick bracket with help from MBS CTO Caroline Amaba. It is a 128 competitor bracket and this week we are focusing only on the first 64 competitors which is made up of the Comics and Video Game/Anime conferences. Next week we will explore the TV and Movie/Book side of the bracket and vote on those match ups. Nando explains the tragic origin story for one of the most feared Red Lanterns, a blue house cat. DJ explains the premise behind a show called Kill La Kill and why that name is actually great. Caroline gives us some background on everyone's new favorite show, One Punch Man!
Dec 29, 2015
Star Wars: The Force Awakens - Our Dumb Opinions
01:59:19
No bracket this week! I know, right? Instead we are going to talk for an absurdly long time about our Star Wars: The Force Awakens opinions. There are plenty of Spoilers! We warn you a bunch. If you don't want to be spoiled, don't listen. We won't be mad. Next week we will start the Superior Sidekick bracket.
Dec 21, 2015
Okabe Rintarou is the Top Time Traveler
02:03:23
It is the will of Steins;Gate. This week we reveal the winner of the Top Time Traveler bracket. Resident Whovian Chris Diggins stops by to give his two cents on the Doctor. The guys do a little Reckless Speculation on the new Nintendo Direct and Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Dec 15, 2015
Top Time Traveler - Okabe, Max Caulfield, and the Championship Round
01:54:13
The time has come to reveal the final two competitors in our Top Time Traveler bracket. We bring on Nick Berrios, who has seen some of Steins;Gate, to give us some insight on the character of Okabe. DJ gets a voting result he is very unhappy with. Nando explains why the Batman v Superman trailer is awful. Vote all week at http://www.madbracketstatus.com/p/polls.html
Dec 07, 2015
Top Time Traveler - The Doctor, Phillip J Fry, and the Final Four
01:59:01
This week we reveal the Final Four in our Top Time Traveler bracket. Dan Ward comes back on to school us on Dr Who. DJ reiterates his completely unfounded dislike for Life is Strange. Nando goes over the many time travel escapades of Fry. The episode ends with a lengthy discussion of the Civil War trailer that we would completely understand if you skipped. Vote all week at http://www.madbracketstatus.com/p/polls.html
Nov 30, 2015
Top Time Traveler - Max Caulfield, T-800, and the Elite Eight
01:57:55
Life really is strange. This week we bring on friend of the show Jon Kim to finally shed some light on some of our less well known competitors in the Top Time Traveler bracket. Nando explains why the T-800 should be in the Time Traveler hall of fame. DJ breaks out the Hyrule Historia to get the final verdict on Link's timeline. Finally, Jon Kim gives us his informed and honest opinion on Life is Strange.
Nov 23, 2015
Top Time Traveler - Okarin, Booster Gold, and the Sweet Sixteen
01:53:33
We have a huge show for you this week. Our anime expert, Kevin Su, comes back on the show to explain who some of those guys are in our Top Time Traveler bracket. Nando and DJ figure out what Steins;Gate and Life is Strange are and we get a visit from a star of stage and screen who has played many a time traveler before.
Nov 16, 2015
Top Time Traveler - Barry Allen, Phillip J Fry, and the Round of 32
01:50:50
Great Scott! This week on the show we eliminate half of the field to bring everything to an even 32 in the Top Time Traveler bracket. Emily comes on to clear up a bit of vampire lore. Nando posits that The Flash may be the worst time traveler in history and DJ tries to figure out what the plot of Terminator: Genesys was all about.
Nov 09, 2015
Top Time Traveler - Spock, Wolverine, and the Round of 64
01:51:39
The time is now. Nando and DJ sit down with Dan Ward to start the huge new bracket, The Top Time Traveler. We reveal all 64 competitors and the 32 first week match ups. Dan talks about time travel in the Star Trek universe. DJ figures out what the Time Force Power Rangers were while Nando goes on about another dumb Yu-Gi-Oh! thing.
Nov 02, 2015
Nick Fury is the Samuelest Jackson
01:43:17
It is time to strike down with great vengeance and furious anger! Last week, we decided the competitors for the championship match up in our Samuelest Jackson bracket and we have the results! The creator of the bracket, Frank DiCola, comes on to dissect the results and plug his excellent board game, Mr Game. We look back at the surprising history of Nick Fury in film. We talk about the future of the Kingsmen franchise. Nando also talks about why Bill from Bill and Ted may be set to win our next bracket, The Top Time Traveler.
Oct 27, 2015
The Samuelest Jackson - Nick Fury, Jules Winnfield, and the Final Round
01:47:23
This week, Steve Unwin aka Stunwin stops by to help us reveal the final match up in the Samuelest Jackson bracket. We talk about Sam Jackson's favorite accessory, strange apps, and some of the movies Sam is working on the future. Also a friend from the Avengers pops by to tell us what it's like to work with Nick Fury. Vote all week at http://www.madbracketstatus.com/p/polls.html
Oct 19, 2015
The Samuelest Jackson - Frozone, Mace Windu, and the Final Four
01:33:01
This week we are getting even closer to determining which character is indeed the Samuelest Jackson. We bring friend of the show Miles Bado on to guess which Sam Jacksons are going to move onto the Final Four. Nando picks apart some of the Winter Soldier action scenes. DJ waxes romantically on the forgotten art of the DVD extras. We even get an appearance from a special Jedi Master who worked with Mace in the past. Vote all week at www.madbracketstatus.com/p/polls.html
Oct 13, 2015
The Samuelest Jackson - Roland, Afro Samurai, and the Elite Eight
01:13:45
Hold onto your butts! We are another week closer to determining which character is the Samuelest Jackson. Nando and DJ go over the results of this week's voting and look at some lesser known Jacksons. They figure out what the hell was going on in Jumper. DJ explains the difference between Afro Samurai and Ninja Ninja. Nando talks about Sam's character creation process and how it proves that Mace Windu is the worst SLJ character. Vote all week at http://www.madbracketstatus.com/p/polls.html
Oct 05, 2015
The Samuelest Jackson - Shaft, Valentine, and the Sweet Sixteen
01:48:38
This week Nando and DJ are sitting down with Pop-Break.com​ contributor Chris Diggins and revealing the Sweet Sixteen round of the Samuelest Jackson bracket. We talk about why Shaft was a pivotal moment in Sam's career. We debate the ethical remifications of a Velentine-esque population culling. We even get a visit from an old friend who has worked with Sam in the past. Vote on the Sweet Sixteen round at www.madbracketstatus.com/p/polls.html
Sep 28, 2015
The Samuelest Jackson - Mace Windu, Neville Flynn, and the Round of 32
01:44:11
Samuel L Jackson may be the greatest actor to ever have lived. That may be a bit of an overstatement. What is definitely not an overstatement is that he has played some of the most memorable characters in the history of film. You've got Nick Fury. You've got Jules Winnfield, You've got Shaft. We at Mad Bracket Status have set up a bracket to look at all of his various performances in an attempt to tease out the Samuelest Jackson. This week we talk with board game designer and SLJ enthusiast, Frank DiCola. Frank offers his opinion on where the Star Wars prequels went wrong. DJ gets an education why those monkey fighting snakes were on that Monday to Friday plane. We even tease out some of the issues with the Amazing Spiderman 2 even though we are well aware that it has nothing to do with SLJ. Vote all week on the Samuelest Jackson at www.madbracketstatus.com/p/polls.html
Sep 21, 2015
Sailor Moon is the Most Powerful Princess
01:15:02
This week, we reveal the winner of the Most Powerful Princess bracket, we talk about some of our favorite Sam Jackson roles, and we figure out how the hell King Kong is gonna stand a chance against Godzilla.
Sep 14, 2015
Most Powerful Princess - Starfire, Sailor Moon, and the Championship Round
01:24:38
We have arrived at the final round of the Most Powerful Princess bracket. Nando and DJ go over the voting results and talk about the two princesses vying for the title of Most Powerful. We also talk a little more about our next bracket, the Samuelest Jackson.
Sep 08, 2015
Most Powerful Princess - Starfire, Galadriel, and the Final Four
01:12:50
This week we bring on Kenny Goff to talk about the Final Four round of our Most Powerful Princess bracket. We put an end to the Starfire vs Wonder Woman debate. We get to the bottom of why the Simarillion would or would not work. And we give you a sneak peak at the next bracket.
Sep 01, 2015
Most Powerful Princess - Wonder Woman, Azula, and the Elite Eight
01:31:21
This week, DJ and Nando invite on Chris Diggins and Frank DiCola to talk about the next round of the Most Powerful Princess bracket. Diggins talks about why he hates Man of Steel. Nando brings up a lesser known princess named Power Princess who we may have forgotten.
Aug 24, 2015
Most Powerful Princess - Star Butterfly, Lucina, Zelda, and the Sweet Sixteen
01:43:58
This week we are talking with our Anime Expert, Kevin Su, about the Sweet Sixteen match ups in our Most Powerful Princess Bracket. We explain the chaos that is Star vs the Forces of Evil. We discuss whether the Fire Emblem princess Lucina has any chance of moving forward. And we get to the bottom of a Death Battle between Zelda and Peach.
Aug 18, 2015
Most Powerful Princess - Tiana, Morbucks, Hinata, and the Round of 32
01:47:07
A new bracket is here! We are excited to talk about our new bracket, the Most Powerful Princess. We have 32 princesses from 4 conferences (Disney, Cartoon, Movies/TV, Japan) and we have set up the first round of match ups. Designer and princess enthusiast Michelle Coraci comes on to talk about her favorite princesses and we all go into detail on some of our favorite princesses in the bracket that may not make it out of round one.
Aug 10, 2015
100th Episode Roundtable Discussion
01:32:04
For this special bonus episode, Nando and DJ welcome a ton of previous guests onto the show. We have Stunwin (@stunwin), Kenny Goff (@kennygoff), Frank DiCola (@yoshgunn), Zak Moy (@zakmoy), Emily Hromada (@emhromada), Alex Lee (@ahl1204), Caroline Amaba (@Clineamb), and Jay Van Buiten (@jvnbt) all on at once. We go through all of the previous brackets and talk about how weird we all are.
Aug 05, 2015
Stephen Colbert is the Greatest American
01:19:53
This week Nando and DJ are covering a ton of things. We reveal the winner of the Greatest American bracket. We talk about some of the lesser known princesses that will be included in our upcoming Most Powerful Princess bracket. We even talk about the Fantastic Four movie because hey why not? We haven't seen it but then again, neither has the cast.
Aug 03, 2015
Donald Trump Interview
36:25
This week, we are lucky to talk with Donald Trump.
Jul 30, 2015
The Greatest American - Stephen Colbert vs Captain America
02:07:06
This is it! We have narrowed down the field to the final two competitors in our Greatest American bracket. We talk with Frank DiCola about who he thinks will win it all. Will the Sentinel of Liberty, Captain America be victorious or will the voice of the American media Stephen Colbert wind up on top? We talk at length about the match up at hand as well as give you a sneak peak at our next bracket. Vote at www.madbracketstatus.com/p/polls
Jul 28, 2015
The Greatest American - Captain America, Homer Simpson, and the Final Four
01:48:12
We are excited to record our 100th episode so we have a huge crew on. We reveal the results of the Final Four in our Greatest American bracket.
Jul 20, 2015
The Greatest American - Superman, Duke Nukem, and the Elite Eight
01:28:47
This week, we bring back Mad Bracket Status superfan Dan Ward to discuss the semi finals of the Greatest American bracket. We answer burning questions on the mind of Bracketeers. Is Duke Nukem technically even American? Has Sam the Eagle ever met Stephen Colbert? Can Batman really V Superman? Also DJ explains the Man of Steel in a way that no one understands.
Jul 14, 2015
The Greatest American - GI Joe, Bandit Keith, and the Sweet 16
01:25:26
Happy Fourth of July! This week, we bring on friend of the show Alex Lee to discuss the results of the Round of 32 match ups in the Greatest American bracket. We talk about how Jax is crazy, that time GI Joe stopped fighting COBRA and started fighting sharks, and we agree that Bandit Keith may have been the worst Duel Monsters player of all time.
Jul 07, 2015
The Deadliest Doctor - Wells, Krieger, and the Champion
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You are not going to believe this. We have the votes in for the final round of our Deadliest Doctor bracket and it is both a record number for the votes collected and it is a dead tie! We have guest Nick Porcaro act as the tie breaking vote after intense deliberation from Nando and DJ and we, once and for all, determine the Deadliest Doctor. Also, this week we launch a new bracket. Some of you may not know this, but we are based out of the good ol' US of A and we are proud of all of the great American characters that popular culture has provided us with so we decided to make a bracket full of American heroes that is tentatively titled, The Greatest American. We go through the match ups and talk specifically about some of the wrestlers with Nick in great and musical detail. Happy Fourth of July everyone.
Jun 29, 2015
The Deadliest Doctor - Doom, Jones, and the Chamionship Round
01:07:16
There will be a reckoning. This week Nando and DJ are joined by comedian and friend of the show Kenny Goff. They go over the results of the Final Four round of voting on the Deadliest Doctor bracket, which was crazy! We reveal the final match up and we even tease the upcoming bracket. Spoiler Alert: it's also going to be crazy.
Jun 23, 2015
The Deadliest Doctor - Manhattan, Jones, and the Final Four
01:33:09
We are already at the Final Four round of our Deadliest Doctor bracket. We bring on Alex Lee to provide some commentary on the very close results form the last round of voting. We are also joined by Razlo, creator of Game Yay Fun and the popular party game Billionaire Banshee. We talk about his future game plans and get his take on who is the Deadliest Doctor.
Jun 16, 2015
The Deadliest Doctor - Strange, Krieger, and the Elite Eight
01:42:19
We have a full house this week. Veteran guests Chris Diggins and Kevin Lourenco are both back to discuss deadly doctors. We are about halfway through the bracket with eight competitors eliminated and eight moving on to the semi finals. We dive into the rich goofy history of Dr Strange and go over some of the craziest accomplishments of Archer's Dr Krieger.
Jun 08, 2015
The Deadliest Doctor - Horrible, Wells, and the Sweet 16
01:21:26
The bracket is under way! DJ is in Vegas so Emily is filling in as co host. We look over the results from the Round of 32 and Emily predicts almost every answer correctly! It's astounding. We go deeper into the history of Dr. Horrible. We question whether Wells really is the best Flash villain. And we examine the achievements of a man whose only credentials are that his first name is technically Doctor, Krieger.
Jun 03, 2015
The Deadliest Doctor - Doom, Gero, and the Round of 32
01:44:53
It is time for a new brand bracket! We have friend of the show Zak Moy back on the program to help us introduce some of the deadliest doctors we could find. Nando explains why Doctor Doom isn't as bad as his name might suggest and DJ gives us an introduction to the complicated history of the androids of Dcotor Gero in DBZ.
May 25, 2015
Fiercest Game of Thrones Character - The Winner
01:23:11
This week, we bring an end to our Fiercest Game of Thrones character bracket. We talk to our most senior guest, Kevin Su, about his favorite character from the show that he has never seen. We even talk more about our next bracket!
May 18, 2015
Fiercest Game of Thrones Character - The Championship Round
01:11:04
He has returned! Nando is back from Chicago! This week Nando and DJ sit down with Miles Bado to reveal the final two competitors in the Fiercest Game of Thrones Character bracket. They also critique the most recent episode which they found generally fine.
May 13, 2015
Fiercest Game of Thrones Character - Final Four
01:11:36
No Nando this Episode! We are down to our Final Four in the Fiercest Game of Thrones character bracket. This episode we bring on famous Mad Bracket Status girlfriends Caroline Amaba and Emily Hromada to discuss the latest Game of Thrones episode and to give their breakdown of who they think the FIERCEST Game of Thrones Character is.
May 05, 2015
Fiercest Game of Thrones Character - The Elite Eight
01:36:52
We are one step closer to determining the Fiercest Game of Thrones Character. We bring on friend of the show George Blazeski and we discuss the results of the most recent round of voting. Also at the end of the show we talk about Daredevil.
Apr 27, 2015
Fiercest Game of Thrones Character - The Sweet 16
01:27:32
This week, Stunwin comes on to dissect the round of 32 results. He plays DJ in The Game and we look at what's to come from our Fiercest Game of Thrones Character bracket in the next round.
Apr 20, 2015
Fiercest Game of Thrones Character: The Round of 32
01:22:35
This week we are talking about Game of Thrones. We start out next bracket, The Fiercest Game of Thrones Character. Friend of the show, Emily Hromada comes on to help up parse through the INCREDIBLE round of 32 match ups.
Apr 13, 2015
MBS 085 - Do Brackets Dream of Electric Sheep?
01:27:59
As one door closes, another opens. We finish a bracket and begin a new one. This week, Zak Moy comes on to help us put and end to the chaotic Ultimate Android bracket. We marvel at the results of the Ultimate Spiderman Girlfriend bracket. Finally, we look forward towards our next bracket, The Fiercest Game of Thrones character.
Apr 07, 2015
MBS 084 - My Bracket as a Teenage Robot
01:29:11
This week DJ and Nando talk with video game expert Kevin Su. We get his opinion on the final match up in our Ultimate Android bracket. It's down to Megaman vs Jenny. We also have the results of our Best Pizza Topping and Best Peter Parker Girlfriend brackets.
Mar 31, 2015
March Madness Bracket Special
24:17
Nando and DJ recap March Madness after the round of 32 and discuss how busted both of their brackets are. They also go into the Sweet 16 and beyond.
Mar 26, 2015
MBS 083 - MegaBracket
01:43:49
This week DJ and Nando welcome on friend of the show Lorenzo to get his take on the brackets. We reveal the Final Four competitors in our Ultimate Android bracket. Nando explains the incredibly convoluted history of the vision and the gang goes over the history of the MegaMan games. We also reveal the winner of our Best Butler mini-bracket. We set up the final round of our Best Pizza Topping mini-bracket. We even start a new mini-bracket, the Greatest Spider Man Girlfriend. Vote all week at www.madbracketstatus.com/p/polls
Mar 23, 2015
MBS 082 - Age of Bracket
01:31:21
We have no strings on us. This week we bring on comedian Trevor Brenn to help us go through the results of the second round of our Ultimate Android bracket. You the listeners voted and eliminated half of the competitors leaving us with our Elite Eight. We examine every match and give our thoughts on this week's match ups. We also go over our March Madness mini brackets. We are almost finished with the Best Butler and we are just starting DJ's favorite, The Best Pizza Topping. Vote all week at www.madbracketstatus.com/p/polls
Mar 17, 2015
MBS 081 - Mr. Bracket
01:30:34
This is a very special week. We invite the crew from Margrave Games on to go over the results of the first round of our Ultimate Android bracket. They also talk about their new Kickstarter Mr. Game. Who will win in these classic match ups? Will Bender beat C-3PO? Can Data best Bishop? How badly will Ultron crush Dorothy? Stuff like that.
Mar 11, 2015
Bracketeer Interview - Marvin
17:45
This week we sit down with the depressed robot, Marvin. He has some strong opinions on the robots of today and he shares them with us on the show as well as his thoughts about life and he is not happy. Vote on the Ultimate Android bracket at www.madbracketstatus.com/p/polls
Mar 05, 2015
MBS 080 - Bracket Rangers
01:30:06
Begin the bracket! It is ultimate android time! We bring on George Blazeski to go through the first round of our Ultimate Android bracket. We go over the heavy hitters! Ultron! Alpha 5! Bender! Data! But lets be real, Jenny Wakeman. Am I right? Vote all week on the bracket at www.madbracketstatus.com/p/polls
Mar 03, 2015
Bracketeer Interview - Cell
16:09
This week on the show, DJ and Alex sit down with the Ultimate Android himself, Cell. They get more information on his background all with the goal of determining whether he deserves to be in the bracket or not.
Feb 26, 2015
MBS 079 - Monkey D Bracket
01:24:07
This week we bring an end to our record setting Craziest Captain bracket. Will is be Zapp Brannigan or Monkey D Luffy? Maybe the one who the episode is named after. Just maybe. Find out here. We also start talking about our Ultimate Android bracket. We go through the entire list with android experts Alex Lee and Kevin Su to determine who is worthy of entering the bracket. Will Cell make it in. Vote this week!
Feb 23, 2015
Reckless Speculation - The Oscars 2015
13:50
We recklessly speculate on the 2015 Oscars, listen to see how right and wrong we are or might be.
Feb 22, 2015
Bracketeer Interview - Captains James T. Kirk, Mr. Spock, and Hiraku Sulu
24:44
This week we have a real treat. DJ and Dan Ward (over skype) are greeted by three members of the crew of the USS Enterprise. They sit down with Captain James Tiberius Kirk, Mr. Spock, and Mr. Sulu to talk Trek. They even hail some other members of the team and we get to talk with more Captains from the bracket. Remember to vote all week on the Craziest Captain bracket at www.madbracketstatus.com/p/polls
Feb 18, 2015
MBS 078 - Brannigan's Bracket
01:24:01
We're almost there. This week we have Kevin Su, the original guest, on to talk about the final round of out Craziest Captain bracket. We break down the final two competitors and analyze them to determine who is truly the craziest. We also talk with superfan Dan Ward about his take on the bracket and we bring on CTO Caroline Amaba to discuss the next bracket, The Ultimate Android. Vote at www.madbracketstatus.com/p/polls all week on the final round.
Feb 16, 2015
Bracketeer Interview - Captain Falcon
19:33
What a treat. We have the opportunity to speak with legendary racer and Smash powerhouse, Captain Douglas J Falcon. He won the Grand Prix. He defeated Master Hand. Now he is coming to our Bracketeer Interview segment to talk about his incredible career and some of his amazing future projects. Vote on our Craziest Captain bracket all week at www.madbracketstatus.com/p/polls
Feb 09, 2015
MBS 077 - Moby Bracket
01:35:22
Thar he blows! We bring on friend of the show Chris Diggins to analyze the Elite Eight round of our Craziest Captain bracket. We determine the Final Four with a winner from the Space, Hero, Sea, and Other divisions. We also get a chance to talk with Tavit from King Post Games, the creators of Moby Dick or The Card Game. He schools us on why Captain Ahab should win the entire competition. We take a look at some of our prospective future brackets and plug a million things at the end. Classic Mad Bracket Status. Vote on the Final Four in the Craziest Captain bracket at www.madbracketstatus.com/p/polls all week long!
Feb 09, 2015
MBS 076 - Bracket Kangaroo
41:07
I hope everyone enjoyed the big game. We recorded an episode of our show LIVE at Jay's Super Bowl party and it is hysterical. We go through the results of Round 2 of the Craziest Captain bracket and we make some predictions on the new round. Musical contributor Nick Porcaro and frequent guest Jay Van Buiten join us as well as Jon Muzikowski a.k.a. Muzik. We get them answer the tough questions. If you could, who would you switch bodies with? What is Captain Kangaroo up to now? What is Captain Falcon all about? We will get to the bottom of all of this and more! Remember to vote all week on Round 3 of the Craziest Captains bracket at www.madbracketstatus.com/p/polls
Feb 02, 2015
Reckless Speculation - Super Bowl XLIX
17:53
This week on Reckless Speculation, we are talking to everyone at special guest Jay Van Buiten's Super Bowl party. We have at least ten different bits of Reckless Speculations that span from Marchawn Lynch's future in football to the halftime show to whether someone is or is not an obscure video game character. And yes we did technically put this up before the game. So if anything here is right, here is proof that we are magic.
Feb 01, 2015
Reckless Speculation - HBO 2015
39:26
It's not TV. It's Reckless Speculation! This week we sit down with fellow podcaster Nick Berrios to talk about the best network in all of creation, the Home Box Office or HomeBO for short or HBO for shortest. DJ thinks HBO will be forced to put Game of Thrones on hold until the new books are written because no one has ever stretched one 300 page novel into three two hour long movies with all kinds of new dwarf/elf love triangles and forty five minutes of f*@king Radagast! Nando thinks Westworld will grow faster than the mega hit Game of Thrones thanks to a production team that includes J J Abrams, a man known for quality television that comes to a satisfying conclusion. Nick thinks that True Detective Season 2 will start strong and fizzle once audiences realize that the second guy is Collin Farrell.
Jan 30, 2015
MBS 075 - Bracket Piece
01:46:32
Big week guys! Big week! We are one week into our Craziest Captain bracket. The amount of votes we are getting is kinda insane. We bring back frequent quest and fellow podcaster Nick Berrios to go through the results of the first round. Nick even knows who some of the guys are! Not all but some. We have a bunch of crazy upsets and the next round of match ups is even crazier. We also go through some Oscar predictions in the beginning because we lack self control. Vote this week on www.madbracketstatus.com/p/polls.html
Jan 26, 2015
Reckless Speculation - Movies in 2015
30:53
It is clear that 2015 is going to be the biggest single year for movies since possibly 1994. We have assembled Nando and DJ, along with faithful guest Chris Diggins, to speculate about some of the possible successes and failures that we can look forward to this year. Obviously mega hits like Avengers and Star Wars will be great but what about some of the smaller films? Will Mad Max have a strong enough start to reboot the franchise? Will Pitch Perfect 2 sour Anna Kendrick's popularity? What on earth will happen with Fox's Fantastic Four reboot? All of these questions and more will be answered on this week's Reckless Speculation.
Jan 21, 2015
Bracketeer Interview - Captain Boomerang
23:33
This week DJ and graphic designer Michelle Coraci sit down to talk with one of the Captains from our Craziest Captain bracket. Digger Harkness a.k.a. Captain Boomerang stops by to give us some insight into his boomerang themed process. He gives us a behind the scenes look at the recent drama concerning the Suicide Squad movie. He also talks about his appearance on Flash and his unbelievably stupid origin story. Vote for Digger and the other Captains at www.madbracketstatus.com
Jan 21, 2015
MBS 074 - Bracket Underpants
01:34:13
This week we have graphic artist Michelle Coraci on to talk about more Crazy Captains. We take a closer look at the round one match ups between the Space, Sea, Superhero, and Other divisions of our Craziest Captains bracket. Some patterns emerge. Are all of the space captains intent on killing their crew members? Are all of the superhero captains incredibly insecure? All of those questions and more will get answered this week.
Jan 20, 2015
MBS 073 - Oh Bracket! My Bracket!
02:11:24
Oh Captain! My Captain! Our fearful trip is done. The Greatest Conspiracy Theory bracket is over and we are staring our new bracket this week. We bring on actor/comedian Chris Diggins to talk about who we think are the Craziest Captains. We have Captains from the four major Captain divisions; Space, Superhero, Sea, and Other. Vote all week on your picks.
Jan 14, 2015
Bracketeer Interview - The Ghost of Paul McCartney
20:39
What's that you say? Paul McCartney is still alive? Do we have an interview for you! Apparently, not only was Paul McCartney killed in a car accident in 1966 and it was covered up by the Beatles BUT Paul McCartney chose to, as a ghost, come on Mad Bracket Status to talk about the truth with DJ and Caroline. He talks about the conspiracy, the afterlife, and all kinds of other stuff. Its great.
Jan 14, 2015
MBS 072 - The Bracket on the Moon
01:33:36
This is it! This week we finally finish the Greatest Conspiracy Theory bracket once and for all. Will is be 9/11 Truth? Will it be the Moon Landing? It will be the Moon Landing. They win. Bracket over. Now onto the future. We bring Mad Bracket Status CTO, Caroline Amaba, on to discuss our new Craziest Captains bracket! This one is going to be fun. Love us again! Also there is a post credits conversation from last week with Zane Schacht about the Star Wars prequels that we thought was too fun to throw away.
Jan 06, 2015
Reckless Speculation - Telltale Games
37:54
This week we sit down with Zane Schacht to recklessly speculate about Telltale Games. Best known for their Walking Dead series, Telltale is working on a lot of interesting projects that make is possible for their 2015 to go in a lot of different directions. What will the third season of The Walking Dead look like? Will Minecraft: Story Mode be a success? What will Telltale's next licensed project be? All of this and more on this week's Reckless Speculation.
Jan 05, 2015
MBS 071 - One Bracket Leap for Mankind
01:18:33
Did we land on the moon? Was 9/11 an inside job? Probably not. That won't stop us from investigating. We bring comedian Zane Schacht onto the show to discuss the Final Match up in our Greatest Conspiracy Theory bracket. We also discuss the origins of the Jewish holidays and the New York Jets (briefly).
Dec 31, 2014
Bracketeer Interview - Stevie Wonder
20:39
This week we talk with legendary singer and songwriter Stevie Wonder. We talk to him about his blindness and the conspiracy theory that he is, in fact, not blind at all! He debuts some of his new singles that may or may not be supplemented with some subtle clues to whether he can see or not.
Dec 27, 2014
MBS 070 - One Small Step for Bracket
01:35:50
This week DJ is totally checked out! He and Nando welcome Ethan Crump back to the show. We talk about some of the recent SONY controversy and we reveal the Final Four in our Greatest Conspiracy Theory bracket.
Dec 24, 2014
Reckless Speculation - Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens
44:39
This week friends of the show/Star Wars nerds George Blazeski and Alex Lee join Nando and DJ for Reckless Speculation. They all give their reckless theories on the forthcoming Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens. Also they make fun of the Jets a little.
Dec 17, 2014
Bracketeer Interview - Jesse Ventura
35:03
This may be our most incredible interview ever. Jesse Ventura, host of Conspiracy Theory, stops by to sit down with DJ and George Blazeski and talk about the Illuminati but little does he know that all is not what it seems. Some of our hosts have secret agendas that will blow your minds.
Dec 17, 2014
MBS 069 - The Amazing Bracketman
01:21:37
This week Nando and DJ welcome their friend and non legal council, George Blazeski onto the show. They talk history and reveal the Elite Eight in our Greatest Conspiracy Theory bracket. They also cover the recent Sony hacks.
Dec 15, 2014
MBS 068 - The Bracket Submarine
01:27:50
This week we dive deeper into the Sweet Sixteen round of our Greatest Conspiracy Theory bracket. Kevin Lourenco finally returns from Europe/Ohio. We break down the 9/11 Truth movement, the Paul is Dead theory, Chemtrails, and Jesus' Bloodline. Vote all week to determine the Elite Eight.
Dec 08, 2014
Reckless Speculation - The Flash
34:39
This week on Reckless Speculation, we speculate recklessly on the future of The Flash. We have our MBS co-host and Pop-Break.com's Flash correspondent, Nando bring on fellow Flash fan's and past guests Kevin Lourenco and Emily Hromada to give some of their crazy Flash theories. Emily wonders about Firestorm's introduction. Kevin thinks a main character is going to die soon. Nando explains his crazy theory that Barry's dad is the Man in the Yellow Suit and he is also Eddie in the future. Comment with your thoughts but go easy on Emily and Kevin. They're noobs. Make fun of Nando. He deserves it.
Dec 08, 2014
MBS 067 - Isn't She Bracket?
01:46:00
This is the first week of our Greatest Conspiracy Theory bracket. We welcome back the voice of Mad Bracket Status, Jackson Kelly, back to go through the first round and discuss some of the competitors. We go into depth on the moon landing, Stevie Wonder's blindness, JFK's assassination, and the pyramids.
Dec 05, 2014
Bracketeer Interview - Neil deGrasse Tyson
25:45
In this week's interview segment, DJ and MBS guest Nick Porcaro sit down with famed astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson. They discuss conspiracies and the moon landing but mostly the $400 that Nick's dad, Ken Porcaro, owes NDT. Apparently Neil Degrasse Tyson's whole career has been an elaborate scheme to get that $400.
Dec 01, 2014
MBS 066 - Bracketback
01:26:43
This week graphic designer and friend of the show Nick Parcaro stops by. We reveal the winner of the Best Billionaire Bracket. We also dive into some of the possibilities for our next bracket. Also Nickleback is terrible.
Nov 24, 2014
Reckless Speculation - Ubisoft
01:04:02
This week we recklessly speculate about Ubisoft. On the heels of releasing the 7th entry into the Assassin's Creed series, we make some guesses as to the future of the company. We talk future Assassin's Creed games, Watchdogs sequels, and we even speculate on their hyped up Division. We also get a little off topic and argue over whether games like Halo being buggy is a problem or not.
Nov 20, 2014
MBS 065 - Bracketsoft
01:40:45
Who is the Best Billionaire? We are so close to finding that out! You don't even know, man! On this episode, we invite video game designer Frank DiCola over to talk rich people. We reveal the winners of the Real and Fictional sides of our Best Billionaire Bracket and talk about the final match up. We also talk a bit of Chris Rock and space shirt controversy because we just can't not do that.
Nov 18, 2014
Bracketeer Interview - Bruce Wayne and Batman
33:50
In this week's interview segment, DJ and Stunwin sat down with both Bruce Wayne AND Batman! That's right! They were both there sitting side by side talking to our hosts. They refuted the allegations that they are the same person, talked about the economic situation in Gotham, and even revealed Batman's true identity to the world.
Nov 12, 2014
MBS 064 - Bracket Down
01:04:41
This week we reveal the Final Four in our Best Billionaire Bracket. Fan favorite, Stunwin comes on to defend Warren Buffet and hate on Kaiba. We also go into even MORE depth about Yu-Gi-Oh!, which Stunwin hates. Vote on the final four and keep an eye out for the interview we did with Stunwin and a competitor from the bracket that you should be able to listen to later this week.
Nov 10, 2014
Reckless Speculation - Nintendo
20:33
In our second episode of Reckless Speculation, Nando and DJ sit down with our CTO Caroline Amaba to speculate about the future of Nintendo.
Nov 07, 2014
MBS 063 - Who Shot Mr Bracket?
01:11:51
The votes have been cast! And we are talking about both the real world votes that matter and the Midterm elections. Boom! Burn. We invite comedian Ethan Crump on the show to discuss the results of our second round of voting on the Best Billionaire Bracket. Some clear favorites are emerging when we discuss the elite eight. We even have the first tie in a very long time.
Nov 06, 2014
Reckless Speculation - Marvel's Infinity War
27:17
In another bit of BONUS stuff, Nando, DJ, and Zak engage in a little bit of RECKLESS SPECULATION! With all of the Marvel announcements as of late, we wanted to speculate about the future of the Marvel and of all comic book movies. Will the bubble burst? Will Marvel be forced to reboot? Will they keep making Thor movies? Let us know what you think and look out later this week for the new MBS Podcast!
Nov 04, 2014
MBS 062 - The Bracketaires
01:19:40
Second time's a charm. We bring creative genius Zak Moy on to talk about the results from the first round of our Best Billionaire Bracket. We also get really far into Yu-Gi-Oh! so get ready for that.
Oct 30, 2014
Bracketeer Interview - Donald Trump
27:19
Our interview with Donald Trump as preview to Episode 62. There were some technical difficulties getting the full Episode 62 up, and DJ explains here in this YouTube Video: http://youtu.be/w7kdqqP4RDo
Oct 28, 2014
MBS 061 - The Desolation of Brackets
01:44:14
The Best Billionaire Bracket begins! Jay Van Buiten and Emily Hromada come on to finalize our bracket and look at some of the early match ups. We also get to talk to the largest billionaire in the fictional side of the bracket, Smaug, about his experience and his thoughts about his competitors.
Oct 20, 2014
MBS 060 - The Bracket Sixty
01:55:41
The Best Billionaire Bracket is starting to shape up. On this episode we #buildthebracket with 16 real billionaires and 16 fictional ones. Paul Dicola stops by to explain to DJ how the numbers work and another surprise billionaire comes on to explain how to spend billions of dollars.
Oct 15, 2014
059 - The Lost Bracket
01:13:49
This is the lost episode. Okay that's a little dramatic. DJ forgot to upload it for a week. We talked about DJ's trip, the 7th Heaven dude, and Smash. We also got into our new bracket that we will start very soon. It's the Best Billionaire Bracket!
Oct 13, 2014
058 - Bracketgate
01:50:57
We are flying solo here. DJ is off in Great Britain so Nando is forced to go it alone. He has help though. So yeah. Not alone. Emily Hromada and Chris Diggins stop by to announce the winner of the The Purplest One bracket and agree that we already talked about it a bunch last week. Diggins has to leave, but Nando and Emily interview Richard Nixon and finally get down to the bottom of the Watergate Conspiracy. We also tease the next bracket and we even rip apart the Desolation of Smaug.
Sep 30, 2014
057 - Mad Bracket Anniversary
02:03:07
This is our 1-Year Anniversary Episode! We have a ton of guests back on. Ethan, Emily, Frank, Paul, Caroline, Nick, Tim, Diggins, and Jack all stop by to talk the first year of Mad Bracket Status. In a stunning turn of events, all of this year's Nando guests show up to present a surprise Awards Show! We call it the Maddys! Oh and we get to the results of the The Purplest One final four. This is certainly the greatest episode of Mad Bracket Status ever, until next year.
Sep 22, 2014
056 - Super Bracket Tennis
01:13:07
This podcast is on fire! DJ and Nando sit down with sketch comedian and Dave Coulier enthusiast Sean Kelty to talk purple. We reveal the Final Four in our The Purplest One bracket and we even get a chance to sit down with one of our competitors. Get excited for our anniversary episode next week!
Sep 15, 2014
055 - Brackets in Disguise
01:51:47
This is a message to all Autobots. We go through the first round of eliminations in the The Purplest One bracket. Fan favorite Stunwin stops by to give us his opinion and get some great football advice. Also I, Optimus Prime, stop by with an old friend to warn Mad Bracket Status about one of the competitors. Autobots, Roll Out!
Sep 08, 2014
054 - The Baltimore Brackets
01:27:17
The first week of voting in the The Purplest One bracket is over. We have eliminated many great competitors (and Justin Beiber) to arrive at our top 16. We bring our friend and not legal council George Blazeski on to talk purple and also football. Also speaking of purple and football, you are never going to believe who from the bracket comes on. But then again with the power of prayer and positive thinking anything is possible. Anything.
Sep 03, 2014
053 - The Clown Prince of Bracket
01:29:17
We have the 32 competitors in the running for our The Purplest One bracket. We bring Trevor Brenn on to sort through the competition and give us his opinion on who can win it all. We even get a surprise appearance from one of the competitors himself and he has a bone to pick with DJ.
Aug 25, 2014
052 - The Bracket Purple
01:51:31
Things are about to get purple. We go over every possible competitor in our Purplest One (Title Pending) Bracket. Comedian Miles Bado joins us and also a Batman villain who has nothing to do with purple stops by.
Aug 20, 2014
051 - Brackets on Fire
02:11:11
This episode of Mad Bracket Status is huge! We have DOUBLE the Ivans! We have DOUBLE the hours! It took us DOUBLE as long as it usually does to get it online! Along with our guest, Ethan Crump, we reveal the winner of our Best Sports Movie Villain. We also talk about our next bracket, Purplest Guy.
Aug 14, 2014
050 - Brackets of the Galaxy
01:54:01
Hooked on a bracket! Ba da na na! Nando and DJ bring Nick Porcaro on for his incredible third appearance! We go through our Final Four results for the Best Sports Movie Villain bracket and reveal the final two competitors! But mostly, we talk about Guardians of the Galaxy! Spoilers abound! Nick thought Captain America 2 was better than Avengers! I know, right? We also speak with a certain mad Titan who is looking for magic rocks or something. Who cares? Can you believe Porcaro didn't think Avengers was the best one? Also, isn't Poprika great? Listen to that too.
Aug 07, 2014
MBS 049 - Welcome to the Bracket Jam
01:40:45
Everybody get up! It's time to jam now. We are down to the final four in our Best Sports Movie Villain bracket. CTO Caroline Amaba comes back on to help us eliminate four of the competitors. We also interview three of the Nerdlucks from Space Jam! Also we talk Comic Con and negative Guardians of the Galaxy reviews.
Jul 29, 2014
MBS 048 - Eye of the Bracket
01:49:33
This week's show sounds like a damn monster movie! We have both DiCola brothers Frank and Paul. Frank is the game designer and Paul is the Frozen fanatic. (He has other interests.) We eliminate eight competitors in our Best Sports Movie Villain to reveal our Elite Eight. There are some big surprises and then there are the Monstars who continue to steamroll the competition. We also have musical Rocky Balboa and Apollo Creed to talk about their experiences and sing us a few songs from their legitimately cool and awesome musical. Finally we complain about girl Thor. What a show!
Jul 22, 2014
MBS 047 - Air Bud: Bracket Hound
01:39:15
Y'all ready for this? We can answer that for you. No you are not. This week we invite Jay and engineer Cori onto the show to talk sports movies. Jay has seen at least three. We go over the results of the first round of voting on our Best Sports Movie Villain. Tears are shed. Friends become enemies. Enemies become friends. We also invite a wild and crazy guest who may have some insight into the most contentious match-up of the round. PS After the episode ends listen to our commentary on the trailer for - and we're not joking about this - the Air Bud space movie.
Jul 16, 2014
MBS 046 - Bracket League
01:27:51
A new bracket is upon us. We are talking sport movies! We bring on Alex Lee, friend of the show, and Ben Chapman, the racist manager from the movie 42, and we go through our Best Sports Movie Villain Bracket. We have 32 contenders that include Shooter McGavin, White Goodman, Apollo Creed, and the Monstars! We also close up the Bracket of Eights and we finish talking about soccer forever.
Jul 09, 2014