Galaxy Brains with Dave Schilling and Jonah Ray
Galaxy Brains with Dave Schilling and Jonah Ray
Polygon
Galaxy Brains is a conversation starter for the TV-and-movie obsessed. With unabashed curiosity, hosts Dave Schilling and Jonah Ray answer the questions raised by the movies or TV shows everyone is talking about, then ask a few more. With the help of an expert guest — from fellow comedians to behind-the-scenes creators — the show brings the energy of post-watch text chains and wild Reddit threads to podcasts. Galaxy Brains is where movies, TV, and overthinking collide. From Polygon and the Vox Media Podcast Network.
Space Jam 2 | The anti-nostalgia bomb, with Adam Pally
We got a real jam going down. Space Jam 2 has Looney Toons, basketball All-Stars, and an Austin Powers cameo just for Dave! Makes you feel like a kid again ... or does it? This week, Dave and Jonah slam with actor, comedian, and host of the Ball Sometimes Lie podcast, Adam Pally. Want to hear your Galaxy Brain take on our show? Leave a voicemail at (213) 570-8069 Follow us on Twitter @galaxybrains Reach out to us galaxybrains@polygon.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 22
47 min
Black Widow | Female spies can be so much more than Jane Bond
Vodka, wild action, and cartoonish Russian villains might sound like a Bond movie, but it's actually the basis of Black Widow, the female super spy we deserve. On this episode, Dave and Jonah head to the spy history Red Room to talk about the new Marvel movie with Amanda Ohlke, Director of Adult Education at the International Spy Museum ... if that is her real name. Want to hear your Galaxy Brain take on our show? Leave a voicemail at (213) 570-8069 Follow us on Twitter @galaxybrains Reach out to us galaxybrains@polygon.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 15
46 min
Austin Powers | Cinema's first simp with Maggie Mae Fish
Dave and Jonah have taken their mental Mini Coopers back to the swinging 60s for a romp though the technicolor world of Austin Powers. Actress, film critic, and writer Maggie Mae Fish joins the happening to talk mojo, 90's masculinity, and Mike Myers' role as film's most beloved beta male. Want to hear your Galaxy Brain take on our show? Leave a voicemail at (213) 570-8069 Follow us on Twitter @galaxybrains Reach out to us galaxybrains@polygon.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 8
45 min
Fast 9 | Dom Toretto is a Literal Angel
Fast 9 is the newest, fastest, and furiousest film in the franchise. It's also the holiest? To prove that the Fast and the Furious is the Biblical parable of our age, Dave and Jonah drive their brains off the proverbial cliff with host of the Asian Enough podcast and avid member of the Fast Family, Jen Yamato. Want to hear your Galaxy Brain take on our show? Leave a voicemail at (213) 570-8069 Follow us on Twitter @galaxybrains Reach out to us galaxybrains@polygon.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 1
45 min
Loki | Loki reinvents every Marvel movie for the better featuring Jason Concepcion
Disney Plus' Loki series tackles some big questions: Does free will exist? Did Tony Stark's death mean anything? Should we be worshipping space lizards or Owen Wilson? Jason Concepcion, Takeline podcast host and Marvel superstan, straps in with Jonah and Dave for an existential ride through the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Want to hear your Galaxy Brain take on our show? Leave a voicemail at (213) 570-8069 Follow us on Twitter @galaxybrains Reach out to us galaxybrains@polygon.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 24
41 min
In the Heights |  The Lin-Manuel Mirandaverse
In the Heights, Hamilton, Moana, Star Wars, Curb Your Enthusiasm — they're all connected, man. Dave and Jonah are joined by comedian and Hyphenated podcast host, Joanna Hausmann, for a full revue of the newly formed Lin-Manuel Miranda Cinematic Universe. Want to hear your Galaxy Brain take on our show? Leave a voicemail at (213) 570-8069 Follow us on Twitter @galaxybrains Reach out to us galaxybrains@polygon.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 17
42 min
A Quiet Place II | Cillian Murphy is Cinema's Worst Stepdad
A Quiet Place II a film about running from aliens ... and maybe about your mom moving on from your dad? To dip deeper into this edge-of-your-seat sequel, Amy Nicholson, film critic and host of the podcast Unspooled, guides Dave and Jonah through horror's unexpected ties to family drama, from the first zombie baby steps in the 1920s to Michael Myers' lame cousins. Want to hear your Galaxy Brain take on our show? Leave a voicemail at (213) 570-8069 Follow us on Twitter @galaxybrains Reach out to us galaxybrains@polygon.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 3
43 min
Cruella can be Disney AND be punk as hell
The Stooges, David Bowie lookalikes, and exactly one fur coat (puppies not included). Disney's Cruella has it all — but can a big blockbuster really be "punk"? Fashion critic and GQ writer, Rachel Tashjian, joins Dave and Jonah to walk the mental runway for a masterclass in fashion history and punk canon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 27
42 min
Spiral: Saw | How Tech upgraded the horror genre with Taylor Lorenz
Has technology ruined horror, or challenged it for the better? Spiral, the latest entry in the Book of Saw, features Chris Rock, Fitbits, and (you guessed it) a whole lotta thumb drives. Dave and Jonah are joined by New York Times technology reporter and horror movie superfan Taylor Lorenz to investigate what makes 21st-century horror click. Want to hear your Galaxy Brain take on our show? Leave a voicemail at (213) 570-8069 Follow us on Twitter @galaxybrains Reach out to us galaxybrains@polygon.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 20
41 min
Josie and the Pussycats | Cinema's greatest takedown of capitalism turns 20
Carson Daly, low-rise jeans, and corporate takedowns. It’s the 20th anniversary of the cult classic ‘Josie and the Pussycats.’ Dave and Jonah look back on the Archie adaptation's searing subtext with writer-directors Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont. Want to hear your Galaxy Brain take on our show? Leave a voicemail at (213) 570-8069 Follow us on Twitter @galaxybrains Reach out to us galaxybrains@polygon.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 13
35 min
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