John Mulaney, Toxic Masculinity, Samwise Gamgee

Love: John Mulaney Alex opens this episode’s Love segment with one of his and Andy’s favorite comedians working today, the ever-precocious John Mulaney. He discusses Mulaney’s master-craft attention to detail as a writer and performer, Andy makes a lot of the fact that he seems to be bringing back an older-school style of comedy (and …

Neil Gaiman, Post Malone, Pam Beesly

Love: Neil Gaiman For only the second time in LHR History, Andy and Alex are recording together in the same room, and Andy kicks the occasion off by talking up arguably the greatest fantasy author alive (suck it, Martin), Neil Gaiman. They spend a ton of time talking about his comics, specifically the masterpiece that …

The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Car Repairs, Ted Mosby

Love: The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Alex revels in opening this episode with discussing the Amazon original series, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. He and Andy dive into the amazing character relationships and casting for this weird period comedy-drama show (Alex Borstein and Tony Shalhoub get particular shout-outs along with star, Rachel Brosnahan), its superb writing (especially …

Coheed and Cambria, New Atheism, Beethoven

Love: Coheed and Cambria Andy starts our latest episode off with a discussion of his favorite contemporary music act, Coheed and Cambria. He and Alex dive into their history, their somewhat unique blending and bending of genres outside of the traditional prog metal with which their associated, and the very fact that they are something …

Bass Guitar, Student Loan Debt, Charlie Bucket

Love: Bass Guitar Alex opens this episode with a discussion of one his favorite musical instruments, the bass guitar. He talks its history, how essential it is to so many genres of music, and its ridiculously inaccurate reputation as basically a dumbed-down, easier version of the guitar. Andy and he talk about their favorite bassists …

Guillermo del Toro, The Bench Press, Sailor Uranus

Love: Guillermo Del Toro Andy kicks off this episode with the first director to make an LHR appearance, the Mexican master of monsters, Guillermo del Toro. He discusses del Toro’s work including his early Spanish-language pieces (The Devil’s Backbone, Pan’s Labyrinth) to horror-fantasy blockbusters (Hellboy, Pacific Rim), to straight-up Oscar-winner The Shape of Water. Alex tries to summarize the thesis of del …

Triple Love Special: David Bowie

After the tremendous experience of our Triple Love Special on Robin Williams (available here), Andy and Alex have decided ten episodes later to try it again with another tragically passed fixture of joy to the outcasts, the incomparable David Bowie. They ground everything in a lengthy, tangent-filled rundown of Bowie’s life and career, from his …

G.O.A.T. Debates, Video Streaming Services, Harley Quinn (Update)

Love: G.O.A.T. Debates Alex opens this episode with a discussion on the concept and phenomenon of G.O.A.T. (Greatest Of All Time) debates. He lays out the term’s history in basketball and Hip-Hop culture, and then he and Andy turn it to everything from hockey to guitarists to hockey to weightlifting and boxing and rap and …

Technical Difficulties (and a Happy New Year!)

Hello and a glorious 2019, all you beautiful, brilliant listeners. So we’d normally have a show for you today. We recorded it, edited it, had it all ready to go, but sadly, due to a very slight snafu with our hosting service, it’s being delayed a day. Don’t stress. We should be up and running …

Mark Waid’s Daredevil, Representative Steve King, Emma Frost

Love: Mark Waid’s Daredevil Following brief addresses on both last month’s midterm elections and the passing of Stan Lee, Andy brings the podcast to possibly its most niche topic ever, writer Mark Waid’s three-year comics run on Daredevil. He and Alex summarize a little about the character and the particular arc, and focus in on …