The Post (also known as The Pod) is episode 141 focusing on the movie of the same name, as part of the Pod Me If You Cast miniseries covering the filmography of Steven Spielberg's Dreamworks era. It is the 16th episode of the miniseries, posted 31 Dec 2017.
For only the second time in the directors' filmographies era of the show, #TheTwoFriends are called to the movie theater to see a new movie from a past podcast subject. The first time was Split, which blew them away. What will happen this time?
In November of 2017, Griffin and David attended the very first early critics' screening of Steven Spielberg's Nixon-era political thriller, The Post. The backstory on making this film is a real humdinger - did it really only take 9 months to make this film after Spielberg first read the script? What were his announced intentions in making a movie about this particular freedom-of-the-press subject in our current political climate? Because they saw the film so early, there was no informed consensus or critical opinion on the movie or its box-office/awards potential... so what do Griffin and David think, big money earner or flop? Is this an Oscar candidate for Best Picture? Does Spielberg always make his sandwiches by dumping paprika right on the bread?
Together the blank check boys discuss our two greatest living actors Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks, Mr. Show's Bob and David reuniting, broth, and go on record with some early predictions for the 89th Academy Awards.
This episode is sponsored by "New Player Has Joined." A videogame podcast! With guests like Adam Conover of Adam Ruins Everything, Daniel Van Kirk of Dumb People's Town, Jack Black of moviestar fame, Emily Gordon Oscar nominee... explores the games we all love and why we love them. Hosted by UCB guys Keith and Jesse, and Griffin happens to know that Jesse can eat 8 tacos in ten minutes. Griffin and David each really want to be on this podcast, too - watch for them to appear sometime in 2018, hopefully!
Milestones and Ephemera
- David Cross: real nose, fake hair
- Meryl Streep: knows what she's doing
- Big knowing laugh for critics: the editor crossing out the lede, first thing