Category Archives: Podcast


Ep. #58 – Malignant

I’m joined again by my lovely wife Aubree as we carve out some time for Malignant, the new over-the-top horror film from director James Wan. Then we recap some Sydney Sweeney-starring streaming selections, including The Voyeurs (streaming on Amazon Prime) and The White Lotus (entire season streaming on HBO Max). I also get briefly bummed about Pixies canceling their fall tour. Find us on FacebookTwitter and Letterboxd.

Ep. #56 – The Green Knight

I’m joined by my friend Nick as we get medieval on your heinies to discuss The Green Knight, the new Arthurian tale from A24 and writer/director David Lowery. Then we share other things we’ve been listening to and watching, including the Radiolab project The Vanishing of Harry Pace and the Apple TV+ comedy musical series Schmigadoon! (first four episodes currently streaming, final two in the coming weeks). Nick also plugs his excellent short story series podcast Written and Read By. Find us on FacebookTwitter and Letterboxd.

Ep. #54 – Godzilla vs. Kong

I’m joined via Zoom (an Awake In The Dark first!) by my friend, IFJA colleague and all-around Godzilla/Kong guru Evan for Godzilla vs. Kong, the fourth feature in Legendary’s MonsterVerse that’s now playing in theaters and streaming on HBO Max. Then we go over a couple additional streaming options, including the still-developing MCU series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier on Disney+ and Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar, now available to rent digitally. Find us on FacebookTwitter and Letterboxd.

Ep. #53 – Top 10 of 2020

I’m joined by my wife Aubree as we discuss the year that was 2020 and run down each of our 10 favorite films from last year. Find us on FacebookTwitter and Letterboxd.

  • Aubree’s Top 10:
  1. The Kid Detective (available to rent)
  2. Nocturne (Amazon Prime)
  3. I’m Your Woman (Amazon Prime)
  4. The Devil All the Time (Netflix)
  5. Palm Springs (Hulu)
  6. Sound of Metal (Amazon Prime)
  7. News of the World (available to rent)
  8. On the Rocks (Apple TV+)
  9. Enola Holmes (Netflix)
  10. Emma (HBO Max)
  • Brent’s Top 10:
  1. Soul (Disney+)
  2. The Assistant (available to rent)
  3. Palm Springs (Hulu)
  4. The Nest (available to rent)
  5. Lovers Rock (Amazon Prime)
  6. Sound of Metal (Amazon Prime)
  7. Nomadland (Hulu)
  8. American Utopia (HBO Max)
  9. Minari (available to rent)
  10. Boys State (Apple TV+)

Ep. #52 – Soul

I’m joined for the first time by my parents Julie and Keith Leuthold as we break down Soul, the latest animated marvel from Pixar that’s currently streaming on Disney+. Then we go over some belated holiday streaming options, including The Christmas Chronicles 1 and 2 (both available on Netflix) and The Kacey Musgraves Christmas Show (streaming on Amazon Prime). I also make a pitch for The Flight Attendant, the comedy-drama thriller series whose entire first season is up on HBO Max. Find us on FacebookTwitter and Letterboxd.

Ep. #51 – Manksgiving Feast

I’m joined yet again by my hunker-down honey Aubree as we give Manks to a cornucopia of new streaming content. Seated at our table this year is Mank, (the new Netflix biopic from David Fincher), The Queen’s Gambit (the hit limited series streaming now on Netflix), Run (the thriller now available on Hulu), How To With John Wilson (the comedy docuseries whose full season is now on HBO Max) and Happiest Season (a romantic holiday movie streaming on Hulu). Find us on FacebookTwitter and Letterboxd.

Ep. #50 – Quaranstream III: Happy Hallostream

I’m joined again by my wife Aubree as we get into the Halloween spirit and discuss some spooky streaming options for your fall viewing pleasure. We talk over the Hulu movie Books of Blood, the Amazon Prime film series Welcome to the Blumhouse, Adam Sandler’s new Netflix “movie” Hubie Halloween, the Netflix series The Haunting of Bly Manor and the Hulu anthology series Monsterland. Find us on FacebookTwitter and Letterboxd.