This page covers all episodes that do not fall into the typical Blank Check miniseries, which cover individual directors and/or movie franchises. These episodes are non-sequentially sprinkled throughout the show, often in between miniseries, and are arranged into thematic groupings established by the hosts.

Ben's Choice[edit | edit source]

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Ben's choice, also known as Guest's Choice, originated as a way to break up the miniseries, acting as a "palate cleanser." Co-hosts Griffin and David will hand over the keys to Producer Ben or another guest for an episode in between the director-centric miniseries. In these episodes, he nominally assumes the role of host and features Griffin and David as his guests.

Ben also selects the movie to review and discuss, often picking a movie he saw a great many times on VHS while growing up. These movies typically differ greatly in tone, style, and ambition from the titles that tend to be covered in most of the regular Blank Check miniseries'.

The show has also brought on the hosts' family members and other distinguished persons to be guests for an episode, where they get to select a movie which they feel a burning desire to discuss on the show. These episodes have served the same function in the show's episode lineup as Ben's Choice -- usually appearing in between miniseries to serve as a change of pace -- and therefore all may be considered part of the "Ben's Choice" branding.

Ben's Choice episodes[edit | edit source]

# Title Audio Guest(s) Length Date
62 Fletch πŸ”Š Ben Hosley 1:41 6/17/2016
74 Under Siege 2: Dark Territory πŸ”Š Ben Hosley 1:51 9/7/2016
87 The Man Who Knew Too Little πŸ”Š Ben Hosley 1:34 12/9/2016
110 Clifford πŸ”Š Ben Hosley 1:22 5/28/2017
126 The Devil Wears Prada πŸ”Š Romilly Newman 2:14 9/10/2017
138 Lost in Space πŸ”Š Joey Sims 1:57 12/3/2017
151 Running Scared πŸ”Š Paul Scheer 1:39 3/11/2018
162 Josie and the Pussycats πŸ”Š Angela Ferraguto 2:21 5/6/2018
185 Space Jam πŸ”Š James Newman 2:14 9/30/2018
194 Ralph Breaks the Internet πŸ”Š Ben Hosley 2:26 12/2/2018
215 Assassin's Creed Ben Hosley 2:00 5/5/2019
274 Stargate Ben Hosley 2:06 5/31/2020
??? ??? Ben's Dad someday, we hope

The Annual Blank Check Awards[edit | edit source]

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Griffin and David have an annual show with guest Joe Reid, film critic and fellow awards enthusiast, where they each announce and discuss their nominees and winners for several film categories in the past year. This yearly episode is usually posted in February shortly before the Academy Awards are given.

The Blankies, as the episode's awards are referred to, are given in several categories, including ones that match up well to typical film awards and others which are more... idiosyncratic. Plus there are Ben's awards!

Blankies episodes[edit | edit source]

# Title Audio Guest(s) Length Date
44 The First Annual Blank Check Awards πŸ”Š Joe Reid 1:52 2/21/2016
96 The Second Annual Blank Check Awards πŸ”Š Joe Reid 2:15 2/16/2017
146 The Third Annual Blank Check Awards πŸ”Š Joe Reid 2:20 2/4/2018
204 The Fourth Annual Blank Check Awards πŸ”Š Joe Reid 2:16 2/17/2019
255 The Fifth Annual Blank Check Awards Joe Reid 1:48 2/2/2020
Special Features
SF47 Best of the Decade Blankies Awards Joe Reid 1:36 2/11/2020

Blank Check Mailbag[edit | edit source]

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Once in a while, #TheTwoFriends gather up questions from Blankies, mostly via email and Twitter, to answer within an episode. Topics range far and wide. Typically David and Griffin will announce when a mailbag episode is coming up, and invite you to tweet or email them at that time with any questions you might have about the hosts or the production or the show in general.

Listeners can tweet them via @blankcheckpod, or email via blankcheckpodcast AT gmail DOT com.

Mailbag episodes[edit | edit source]

# Title Audio Guest(s) Length Date
112 The First Blank Check Mailbag πŸ”Š 2:01 6/11/2017
139 Avatarland/The Second Blank Check
Mailbag
πŸ”Š 1:59 12/10/2017
Special Features
SF2 The Third Blank Check Mailbag/Hulk Live @ Alamo Drafthouse Downtown Brooklyn πŸ”Š James Schamus 1:32 1/11/2019
SF22 The Jericho Mailbag 2:05 6/10/2019
SF41 The Fourth Blank Check Mailbag 1:50 12/21/2019

March Madness[edit | edit source]

Since 2018 the Two Friends have hosted a March Madness tournament for Blankies to select a director to cover on the podcast. The tournament is posted daily on the podcast's twitter. In 2018 Blankies voted for Nancy Meyers resulting in the Something's Podda Cast miniseries. In 2019 Blankies voted for Jonathan Demme resulting in the Stop Making Podcasts miniseries. In 2020 the theme was Oscars vs. Razzies and Blankies voted for Robert Zemeckis, resulting in Podcast Away.

March Madness Episodes[edit | edit source]

# Title Audio Guest(s) Length Date
152 March Madness 2018 Recap - Round 1 πŸ”Š 0:26 3/15/2018
155 March Madness 2018 Recap - Round 3 πŸ”Š 0:17 3/29/2018
Special Features
SF9 March Madness 2019 Recap - Round 1 πŸ”Š 0:26 3/10/2019
SF11 March Madness 2019 Recap - Round 2 πŸ”Š 0:18 3/19/2019
SF14 March Madness 2019 Recap - Round 3 πŸ”Š Alex Ross Perry 0:32 3/29/2019
SF50 March Madness 2020 Recap - Round 1 0:34 3/9/2020
SF52 March Madness 2020 Recap - Round 2 0:58 3/18/2020
SF54 March Madness 2020 Recap - Round 3 0:49 3/26/2020
SF56 March Madness 2020 Recap - Round 4 Chip Smith 0:38 4/2/2020

Other Standalones[edit | edit source]

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There are a few other standalone episodes that fit into no particular category. This grab bag of titles of course kinda runs the gamut.

Whether it's a newly released movie they wanted to cover because of a cultural emergency, or something to celebrate a milestone or event in the show, or if #TheTwoFriends just had something to cover after someone throws a 'tanty,' these are standalone episodes of the show.

When the rules get bent, sometimes things get crazy at the edges... I mean, check the sponsors during March Madness, or the Judging The Judge theme song. There are some all-timer moments in these outliers.

Standalone Episodes[edit | edit source]

# Title Audio Guest(s) Length Date
12 Judging The Judge πŸ”Š 1:27 6/8/2015
23 The Podcastic Two (The Fantastic Four) πŸ”Š 1:20 9/14/2015
80 Jack Reacher: Never Go Back πŸ”Š 1:32 10/23/2016
100 Blank Check πŸ”Š 1:35 3/17/2017
113 The Book of Henry πŸ”Š 1:32 6/18/2017
174 Hotel Transylvania Trilogy πŸ”Š 2:11 7/22/2018
186 A Star Is Born πŸ”Š 2:16 10/7/2018
216 PokΓ©mon: Detective Pikachu Benji Samit
Dan Hernandez
2:14 5/12/2019
226 The Lion King 2:05 7/21/2019
263 5th Anniversary Special 2:27 3/22/2020

Patreon Standalones[edit | edit source]

In addition to episodes that correspond to existing miniseries, the Blank Check: Special Features Patreon has focused on different franchises. Even so there are episodes that exist outside those series.

Patreon Standalone Episodes[edit | edit source]

# Title Audio Guest(s) Length Date
SF4 Kiss from a Rose πŸ”Š Emily Yoshida 0:05 1/27/2019
SF13 The U.K. Bit πŸ”Š Michael Cerveris 0:02 3/24/2019
SF19 Live at the Barclays Center 1:59 5/11/2019
SF28 Blank Check: Great Adventure 1:18 8/11/2019
SF31 BC takes AC 1:44 9/10/2019
SF37 Walking The Talk 2019: A Funeral For Frames J.D. Amato 2:05 11/11/2019
SF45 F9 Trailer - An Emergency Minisode Joe Reid 0:07 1/31/2020
SF51 THX 1138/American Graffiti 1:32 3/11/2020
SF57 Trolls: The Experience Richard Lawson 1:48 4/11/2020
SF72 The Way of the Gun πŸ”Š 1:42 9/11/2020
SF75 Talking Fanfare πŸ”Š 2:00 10/11/2020
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