Galaxy Brains with Dave Schilling and Jonah Ray
Galaxy Brains with Dave Schilling and Jonah Ray
Polygon
Journey into the unknown with Galaxy Brains — the most immersive, hilarious TV and movie podcast on this planet (or any other). Mystery Science Theater 3000's Jonah Ray and his pal, comedian and writer Dave Schilling, explore the outer reaches of the zeitgeist, analyzing the movies and TV shows that you can't stop obsessing over. Each week, we lab-test the hottest take possible — from Dom Toretto being an actual angel sent from Heaven, to the entirety of Seinfeld taking place inside Jerry's mind — and bring on comedians, experts, and filmmakers to confirm or deny our outrageous hypothesis. From Polygon and the Vox Media Podcast Network.
Dune | David Lynch's sci-fi bomb is actually foundational with David Dastmalchian
Patrick Stewart with a pug, Sting with a blue thong, and source material that set the gold standard for science fiction- how did this movie bomb?! On this week's episode, Dave and Jonah unpack a mindkilling idea- all modern science fiction is inspired by Dune. Joining them on their mental sandworm ride to Hades is Dune superfan, star of the new film, and the Polka-Dot Man himself, David Dastmalchian. 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
Oct 21
45 min
No Time to Die | Daniel Craig was not a gritty Bond with Paul F. Tompkins
We've activated our license to kill — with scorching hot takes. On this week's episode, Dave and guest host Jon Gabrus go undercover to deactivate a nuclear idea: is Daniel Craig's Bond actually a big ol' softie? To help them cut the right wire is comedian, Bond stan, and generally classy guy, Paul F. Tompkins. #WernerforBondbutnottoplayBondbutrathertoplaythevillaininaBondmovie 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
Oct 14
55 min
Venom: Let There Be Carnage | The horniest superhero movie of all time
Motorcycles, mayhem and, my god, that thicc ass- this week we are covering Venom: Let Their Be Carnage. Joining Dave and Jonah to talk sexiness in superhero movies, the allure of Tom Hardy, and that big ole tongue is comedian and writer Dani Fernandez. The safe word for this episode is "Symbiote." 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
Oct 7
50 min
Seinfeld | It was all in Jerry's mind, man, with Jesse David Fox
On this episode, we are swimming through the filth of our mental East Rivers to arrive, untouched by shrinkage, on the blessed shores of a truly spongeworthy Galaxy Brain take. Did the iconic sitcom all take place inside Jerry's head? Is George the Tyler Durden to Jerry's Ed Norton? Joining Dave and Jonah to shout "Serenity Now" to the heavens is host of the Good One podcast, Jesse David Fox. 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
Sep 30
51 min
The Lord of the Rings | the trilogy that cracked the modern epic code
Fighting orcs, f***ing ents, and Brad Dourif delivering Wormtongue unto us — LOTR was the trilogy to rule them all. As part of Polygon's Year of the Ring celebration, Dave and Jonah dig into why Peter Jackson's movies defined a new epic standard with Bubble podcast/graphic novel creator, Jordan Morris. 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
Sep 23
51 min
Y: the Last Man | Will #girlbosses be the ones to save us?
FX's new series proves that an adorable monkey won't save us in a dystopian future- but girlbosses just might? This week comedian and cohost of the Bechdel Test podcast, Jamie Loftus, signs on to help Dave and Jonah sift through the mental rubble of Y: the Last Man's gender-based apocalypse. 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
Sep 16
49 min
Shang-Chi | A film that retcons the Mandarin... and Marvel's kung-fu history
Fighting dragons, an Asian-American superhero, and Tony Leung in fingerless gloves, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings has blessed audiences with many gifts. But it's also offered an opportunity for the Marvel Cinematic Universe to retcon troubling aspects of its history (here's looking at you, Mandarin). On this week's episode, Dave and guest host Maggie Mae Fish are joined by Marvel visionary Gene Luen Yang for a look at Marvel's kung-fu history, the revival of Shang-Chi, and the future of Asian-American comic storytelling. 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
Sep 9
48 min
Candyman | Black horror gains an antihero feat. Horror Noire’s Tananarive Due
Freddy, Jason, and Pinhead — how does Candyman stack up alongside (literal) killer horror antiheroes? For an answer on that terrifying and tantalizing question, Dave and guest host Maggie Mae Fish turn to Black horror scholar and Shudder’s Horror Noire executive producer Tananarive Due. Featuring guest host Maggie Mae Fish 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
Sep 2
51 min
Idiocracy I Kumail Nanjiani and an impossible-to-top satire
Mike Judge's Idiocracy is a comedy about a dystopian future where the president is a former pro wrestler, the environment is tapped out, and capitalism has driven America to distraction. Is this satire so on the nose that no other film can top it? Kumail Nanjiani of Silicon Valley and Marvel's Eternals joins Dave and Jonah for a dive into the making of great political comedy and the future of the genre. Welcome to Costco, we love you. 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
Aug 26
46 min
Free Guy | Greg Miller imagines the ideal video game movie
Free Guy checks the boxes: Easter eggs, Fortnite references, and Utkarsh Ambudkar in a bunny suit. And it might be one of the great video game movies because it’s not based on an actual game? On this week's episode, Kinda Funny cofounder Greg Miller gives Dave and Jonah the cheat codes for how to make a great video game movie. 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
Aug 19
48 min
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