Blank Check with Griffin and David Wiki

Pod & Basketcast is a miniseries covering the films of Gina Prince-Bythewood beginning in August 2020.


The events of May and June 2020 -- including the murder of George Floyd and Black Lives Matter protests worldwide -- inspired #TheTwoFriends to commit to use the podcast platform to amplify black voices, including booking more black guests and covering more black directors on the podcast. They announced their intentions to at the beginning of the This Is My Life episode[1]. Gina Prince-Bythewood is the first black director covered, and all the featured guests were black. Prior to the announcement of the miniseries, there was speculation that it might be John Singleton [2], Prince [3], Ava DuVernay [4], Spike Lee [5], Steve McQueen [6], or Ryan Coogler [7].

In The Old Guard episode, they say that it was specifically that film that made them decide on this series. They had yet to see the film, but had it on good authority that it was good. More like a Dunkirk than a Detroit.

The miniseries was preceded by You've Got Podcast covering the films of Nora Ephron, and followed by Podcast Away, the miniseries on the films of March Madness 2020 winner Robert Zemeckis.

Milestones and Ephemera[]


# Title Audio Guest(s) Blank Check? Length Date
284 Love & Basketball πŸ”Š Carl Tart No 2:31 8/9/2020
285 The Secret Life of Bees πŸ”Š Jourdain Searles No 2:30 8/16/2020
286 Beyond the Lights πŸ”Š Ayo Edebiri No 2:18 8/23/2020
287 The Old Guard πŸ”Š Yes 2:08 8/30/2020
Special Features
Disappearing Acts πŸ”Š 1:30 8/11/2020

Ranking Her Filmography[]

At the conclusion of the miniseries, the Blankies rankings will compiled from a voting thread found on the r/Blankies sub-reddit. [9] [10]

Rank Griffin David Blankies
1 Beyond the Lights Love & Basketball Love & Basketball
2 Love & Basketball Beyond the Lights Beyond the Lights
3 The Old Guard The Old Guard The Old Guard
4 Disappearing Acts Disappearing Acts The Secret Life of Bees
5 The Secret Life of Bees The Secret Life of Bees Disappearing Acts


  1. ↑ This is My Life on Audioboom
  2. ↑ u/Dankmemehater, The Case for a John Singleton Miniseries, reddit
  3. ↑ u/steeeeeeeevens, Do you think Prince will be the next miniseries?, reddit.
  4. ↑ u/rev_artemisprime, The Case for Ava DuVernay, reddit.
  5. ↑ u/Danny_Rawlings, Spike Lee?, reddit
  6. ↑ u/CaptainClipOn, So do you guys think it's too soon to do Steve McQueen?, reddit.
  7. ↑ u/patrickbh1, Coogler miniseries, reddit.
  8. ↑ Gina Prince-Bythewood on Twitter.
  9. ↑ u/mi-16evil, What is your Gina Prince-Bythewood ranking?, reddit. Retrieved March 4, 2021.
  10. ↑ u/dm_your_thesis, Gina Prince-Bythewood aggregated ranking, reddit. Retrieved November 22, 2021.