We're late and Shane-less in discussing two episodes of Silicon Valley (The Patent Troll, The Keenan Vortex) and one episode of Veep (Judge), but Bryan and Jon make the best of it. We praise the brief appearance of Ed Chambers and attempt to patch things up with Alabama. It's one thing to alienate anti-vaxxers from our listener-ship. We can't write off a whole state.
We get back in the swing of things with a couple of strong episodes. We talk about the latest episodes of Silicon Valley and Veep, Shane and Bryan jockey for who should be the CTO of the MMC, and Jon wins an award.
This week's episodes sapped our energy as effectively as Shane's new baby usually saps his. Selina's overseas trip crosses a threshold in a pitch-black Veep, while Silicon Valley goes through a less depressing dip, but a dip nonetheless. Bryan also reveals one of his greatest fears: having one of his kids named after a prince.
The MMC makes good on it an old debt with former Emmy pool winner, Pierce B, getting a podcast spotlight. Jon and Shane talk with him about the movies that have influenced his life, and get a peak into the vagaries of Glenn Youth Recreational Basketball League. We also apologize to Tarsem Singh for confusing him with Alex Proyas.
Jon, Phil, and JR talk about a whole bunch of movies they're looking forward to in the next few months, but what we really want is another James Cameron submarine IMAX documentary. Also, Shane pops in to teach us what pansexuals are.
Selina goes to Mike-led therapy in Veep and Jared continues to dominate Silicon Valley. Jon, Shane, and Bryan discuss this week's ups and downs, while Shane also breaks out his Russian accent and the MMC Grammar Police charge not once, but twice, onto the scene.
In our latest discussion of Silicon Valley and Veep, we give the business to various Dursts, Jon laments that he's never met a goat, and in the word cloud that is this episode, abortion takes up a not-insignificant amount of space.
In this breakdown of the fourth, fifth, and sixth episodes of the first season of The Wire, Bobby, Jon, and JR wonder if the show has made Lester Freamon too smart, reminisce about flip phone games circa 2007, and discuss the different pronunciations and meanings of the word 'invalid.'
Jon, Shane, and Bryan's discussion of HBO's spring comedies prompts concern that there might be a poisoning close to home, matching the events of this week's episode of Veep, while our Silicon Valley talk reveals that Jon knows very little about whatever Snapchat is.
Our Who Won the Week segment from our Game of Thrones recaps has transformed itself into a new series, in which we talk about the fourth and sixth seasons of HBO comedies Silicon Valley and Veep. We are reminded once again that Jared from Silicon Valley does indeed fuck, discuss the presence or absence of hot streaks, and we learn that Shane will not be snapped at.