Tales From the Rec Room

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Welcome to Tales From the Rec Room Season 2 – a podcast that uses nostalgia as a jumping-off point for a discussion on pop culture, context, rabbit holes, pop psychology and more! Movies, TV, music, video games – did you first consume it via physical media in a rec room? Then we’ll cover it.


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Latest episode

Eurotrip

Miss the Euro Cup yet? That’s okay, because we’re taking a European adventure of our own! Bree welcomes returning guest and We Hate Movies host Andrwe Jupin to discuss the 2004 teen sex comedy, Eurotrip. We follow three-and-a-half nobodies around Europe as we discuss the pervasive early-aughts depictions of teen sex and partying (why do all high school students have easy access to kegs? Why are they into G&Ts?), try to figure out what happened to R-rated teen movies, lament that okay-looking people aren’t allowed in movies any more and are shocked that only a few things in this movie (you know, like the big extended sexual assault joke) haven’t aged all that well. It’s okay, we’re Catholic.

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Previous episodes

Super Mario RPG

Bree reunites with TFTRR video game expert and digital journalist Ted Raymond to talk about the time Mom and Dad (a.k.a. Nintendo and Square) got divorced, and the honour student they made before that happened: Super Mario RPG. We discuss RPG history and the meteoric, early-90s rise of everyone’s favourite plumber, get really, really nerdy about the vaudevillian nature of Super Mario RPG, share our differing opinions about Gino and give our take on the Switch reissue. Oh, and we sing a lot.

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Walk Hard

It’s the John C. Reilly appreciation hour as Bree and best friend of the show Liz dive into 2007’s Walk Hard! How did such a silly movie manage to have such an impact – temporarily killing the musical biopic genre and the superspoof genre? Does this movie somehow work as a serious movie? How did this movie managed to get such a stacked cast, and will we ever see another movie like this again? Speaking of things you won’t see anymore: cool rock stars, pot jokes and SNL character movies. Where did they all go? Anyway, welcome back to the Rec Room, folks – load up your mouths with popcorn, take a swig of diet soda and enjoy!

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Intro music for TFtRR provided by Jack Dump.


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