Blank Check with Griffin and David Wiki

The Podchowski Casters is a miniseries covering the feature films of Lilly and Lana Wachowski, as well as the first season of their Netflix series Sense8 and their Animatrix anthology of short films.


Pat Reynolds' first mockup for miniseries artwork

When the co-hosts sought to re-focus and re-brand the show after their 'year of Star Wars' with the Phantom Menace trilogy, right away they came up with two directors they wanted to cover. So after they did M. Night Shyamalan's movies in the inaugural miniseries of the new incarnation of the show, #TheTwoFriends turned their focus to the Wachowski siblings.

The Wachowskis turned out to be a notable choice in terms of newsworthiness, when shortly before the beginning of the miniseries Lilly Wachowski joined her sister Lana Wachowski in coming out to the world as a transgender woman. Overtly this news item did not have a big effect on the podcast's overall evaluation/investigation of the Wachowski filmography, as the work really stands for itself -- though the Bound episode comes closest to making it a talking point in the discussion.

Clearly The Matrix had a huge effect on the film industry and gave the Wachowskis one of the longest-lasting blank checks in recent memory, making them a great subject for the podcast. But the Matrix sequels and several other subsequent works have engendered similar devotion among fans, too.

On the main feed, this miniseries was preceded by the Pod Night Shyamacast miniseries on the films of M. Night Shyamalan. It was followed by the We Pod A Cast miniseries on the films of Cameron Crowe. On the Patreon, it was preceded by the Ghostbusters franchise commentaries.


# Title Audio Guest(s) Blank Check? Length Date
052 Bound πŸ”Š No 1:39 4/18/2016
054 The Matrix πŸ”Š The Guarantor 1:53 4/25/2016
055 The Matrix Reloaded πŸ”Š Yes 1:52 4/28/2016
056 The Matrix Revolutions πŸ”Š Yes 1:28 5/5/2016
057 Speed Racer πŸ”Š Emily Yoshida
J.D. Amato
Yes 1:58 5/16/2016
058 Cloud Atlas πŸ”Š Bobby Finger Yes 1:40 5/19/2016
059 Jupiter Ascending πŸ”Š Yes 2:09 5/27/2016
356 The Matrix Resurrections πŸ”Š Yes 3:21 1/2/2022
Bonus Episodes
060 Sense8 πŸ”Š In a way 1:45 6/3/2016
061 The Animatrix πŸ”Š n/a 1:48 6/10/2016
Special Features Commentaries
SF131 The Matrix πŸ”Š 2:37 3/1/2022
SF135 The Matrix Reloaded πŸ”Š 2:31 3/21/2022
SF137 The Matrix Revolutions πŸ”Š 2:13 4/1/2022
SF141 The Matrix Resurrections πŸ”Š 2:32 4/21/2022

Ranking Their Filmography[]

  • Griffin and David share their rankings at the end of the Jupiter Ascending episode.
  • No Blankies rankings yet exist, as no voting thread was created in the r/Blankies sub-reddit at that time - but space has been reserved should it be revisited in the future...
Rank Griffin David Blankies
1 The Matrix The Matrix The Matrix
2 Bound Cloud Atlas
3 Speed Racer Speed Racer
4 Cloud Atlas The Matrix Reloaded
5 Jupiter Ascending Bound
6 The Matrix Revolutions The Matrix Revolutions
7 The Matrix Reloaded Jupiter Ascending