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  • Ep. 1: James K. Polk | Alexis Coe,Elliott Kalan,Jon Stewart,John Hodgman,Regina Mason,Simon Doonan,Isaac Margolis

    Ep. 1: James K. Polk

    • ORIGINAL (26 mins)
    • By Alexis Coe, Elliott Kalan, Jon Stewart, and others
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    Alexis and Elliott begin the series with the largely overlooked 11th president, James K. Polk, and are joined by America's favorite satirist, Jon Stewart, writer and comedian John Hodgman, author Regina Mason, and Barney's Creative Ambassador-at-Large Simon Doonan. To hear the series in full, log in to the Audible app and click on the “Channels” icon.

    Chris Congleton says: "Entertaining and informative"
  • 229: Assassin's Creed | Elliott Kalan,Dan McCoy,Stuart Wellington

    229: Assassin's Creed

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    [Contains explicit content] We discuss the movie made up entirely of video game cut scenes, Assassin’s Creed. Meanwhile Elliott does the classic “apple bit,” we hear another one of Stu’s goofs and bloops, and Dan’s sick voice is all gravely and such.

  • Ep. 1: James K. Polk | Alexis Coe,Elliott Kalan,Jon Stewart,John Hodgman,Regina Mason,Simon Doonan,Isaac Margolis

    Ep. 1: James K. Polk

    • ORIGINAL (25 mins)
    • By Alexis Coe, Elliott Kalan, Jon Stewart, and others
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    Alexis and Elliott begin the series with the largely overlooked 11th president, James K. Polk, and are joined by America's favorite satirist, Jon Stewart, writer and comedian John Hodgman, author Regina Mason, and Barney's Creative Ambassador-at-Large Simon Doonan.

  • 216: The Gallows | Elliott Kalan,Dan McCoy,Stuart Wellington

    216: The Gallows

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    • By Elliott Kalan, Dan McCoy, Stuart Wellington
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    [Contains explicit content] On this final SHOCKTOBER episode we discuss the noose-is-loose would-be chiller The Gallows. Meanwhile, Elliott somehow weasels his way out of doing a Muppet voice, Stuart reveals Dick Tracy’s bias against the disabled, and Dan somehow doesn’t let the movie’s plotting make his head explode.

  • 221: Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice | Elliott Kalan,Dan McCoy,Stuart Wellington

    221: Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice

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    • By Elliott Kalan, Dan McCoy, Stuart Wellington
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    [Contains explicit content] This is a big one folks. Batman v. Superman v. The Flop House. Meanwhile Stuart makes it very clear this is not your daddy’s anything, Dan does a dead-on Katherine Hepburn, and Elliott reveals how Nicholas Cage rents softcore pornography.

  • Teaser | Alexis Coe,Elliott Kalan

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    Alexis and Elliott are going on vacation and will be back with a brand new episode on September 5. In the meantime, here's a clip of retired Secret Service Agent Clint Hill reflecting on President Eisenhower's preferred vacation spot, the Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia.

  • 211: Godzilla (1998) | Elliott Kalan,Dan McCoy,Stuart Wellington

    211: Godzilla (1998)

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    [Contains explicit content] At the request of charity contest winner Erik North, we discuss the classic (?) 1998 version of Godzilla. Meanwhile Dan tries to explain Dangerous Liaisons, Elliott surprises no one by reading a Godzilla-centered magazine, and Stuart gives you some advice about how to get milk.

  • 222: Home Sweet Hell | Elliott Kalan,Dan McCoy,Stuart Wellington

    222: Home Sweet Hell

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    We have a homecoming to Katherine Heigl (a heiglcoming? no.) with a movie that truly no one remembered existed but Dan, Home Sweet Hell. Meanwhile Stuart gives us his SNL audition, Dan explains the secret origin of Georgian cuisine, and Elliott plays the game show that’s sweeping the nation.

  • Ep. 5: Theodore Roosevelt | Alexis Coe,Elliott Kalan,H.W. Brands,Thomas Whittington,John Youngaitis

    Ep. 5: Theodore Roosevelt

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    • By Alexis Coe, Elliott Kalan, H.W. Brands, and others
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    Alexis and Elliott get to know our 26th President, Theodore Roosevelt. They speak to biographer H.W. Brands about a peculiar presidential pet peeve, Elliott visits a taxidermist in Queens to learn more about Teddy's appreciation for mounted game, and Thomas Whittington gives voice to our most macho of presidents.

  • Ep. 2: Warren G. Harding | Alexis Coe,Elliott Kalan,Jane Mayer,John Dean,Faith Salie,Paula Poundstone,Robert Krulwich

    Ep. 2: Warren G. Harding

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    Alexis and Elliott take a closer look at the man many consider to be one of the country's worst presidents, #29 — Warren G. Harding. They talk with The New Yorker writer Jane Mayer, former Nixon counsel John Dean, and enlist the help of comedian Paula Poundstone, Radiolab's Robert Krulwich, and others, to bring Harding's raunchiest scandal to life.

  • 228: Collateral Beauty | Elliott Kalan,Dan McCoy,Stuart Wellington,John Hodgman

    228: Collateral Beauty

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    [Contains explicit content] We discuss Will Smith’s spiritual sequel to Seven Pounds, Collateral Beauty. Meanwhile, Stu unveils his hot new nickname, Elliott tries to get Keira Knightly’s attention, and the less said about Dan in this episode, the better.

  • Ep. 7: John Quincy Adams | Alexis Coe,Elliott Kalan,Mayor Tom Koch,Sara Georgini,Caroline Keinath,Brian Stack,Jen Spyra

    Ep. 7: John Quincy Adams

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    • By Alexis Coe, Elliott Kalan, Mayor Tom Koch, and others
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    Alexis and Elliott explore the life of president number six, John Quincy Adams, son of John Adams, and member of the first American political dynasty. They follow Quincy’s journey from child diplomat, emerging from under the shadow of his overbearing parents, to the halls of Congress where he spent his last years advocating for causes ahead of his time. But first, Mayor Tom Koch of Quincy, Massachusetts, teaches Alexis and Elliott an important lesson.

  • Ep. 4: William Henry Harrison | Alexis Coe,Elliott Kalan,Gail Collins,Major Rory McGovern,Seth Reiss,Peter Grosz

    Ep. 4: William Henry Harrison

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    Alexis and Elliott learn more about our most fleeting president, number nine, William Henry Harrison, who died after only a month in office. They speak to New York Times columnist Gail Collins about her personal connection to Harrison and examine Harrison the military man with the help of Major Rory McGovern of West Point Academy.

  • Ep. 14: Jimmy Carter | Alexis Coe,Elliott Kalan

    Ep. 14: Jimmy Carter

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    Alexis and Elliott re-examine the legacy of our country’s most famous peanut farmer-turned president, number 39, Jimmy Carter. Carter may have served for only one lackluster term in the Oval Office, but he’s had the longest post-presidential career of any former POTUS. Our hosts take a closer look at Carter's humanitarian work with the Carter Center, and Alexis visits his hometown of Plains, Georgia where she attends a Sunday school class taught by Carter himself.

  • Ep. 11: Martin Van Buren | Alexis Coe,Elliott Kalan

    Ep. 11: Martin Van Buren

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    Alexis and Elliott get to know the man behind America’s most famous pair of mutton chops: president number eight, Martin Van Buren. Nicknamed "Old Kinderhook," after his hometown in upstate New York, Van Buren was born to humble tavern-keeper parents and grew up speaking Dutch. Alexis speaks to Dr. Patricia West at the Van Buren Historical Site about the poor little Dutch boy's meteoric rise to president of the United States.

  • 227: 1941 | Elliott Kalan,Dan McCoy,Stuart Wellington,John Hodgman

    227: 1941

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    [Contains explicit content] We are joined by John Hodgman for a bonus episode, focused on Steven Spielberg's legendary flop 1941.

  • Ep. 16: Abraham Lincoln | Alexis Coe,Elliott Kalan

    Ep. 16: Abraham Lincoln

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    This is the episode Elliott has been waiting for: number 16, Abraham Lincoln, his favorite president and personal hero. Elliott speaks to Lincoln scholar and former Rhode Island Supreme Court Justice Frank J. Williams about Lincoln’s 25-year legal career, while Alexis reexamines First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln’s complicated legacy with the help of historian Catherine Clinton. And author Mary Roach takes us behind the scenes of Lincoln's final train journey.

  • 215: The Lazarus Effect | Elliott Kalan,Dan McCoy,Stuart Wellington,Hallie Haglund

    215: The Lazarus Effect

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    [Contains explicit content] Shocktober continues! On this episode, we discuss the Flatliners-esque Lazarus Effect.

  • 226: Max Steel | Elliott Kalan,Dan McCoy,Stuart Wellington

    226: Max Steel

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    [Contains explicit content] We discuss a movie from last year that flopped so badly that Elliott refuses to believe it exists: Max Steel. Meanwhile Dan sings a Carmen Sandiego duet, Stuart gives his fish-based SNL audition, and Elliott texts a lot.

  • 213: Christian Mingle | Elliott Kalan,Dan McCoy,Stuart Wellington

    213: Christian Mingle

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    [Contains explicit content] Smalltember/vember continues! On this episode we discuss the feature length ad for a dating website and for God, Christian Mingle. And Stuart explains how to find cartoon porn, Dan checks his website privilege, and Elliott “Weekend at Bernies” someone very close to him.

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