Wisecrack's THE SQUANCH: A Rick & Morty Podcast
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The snarky writers at WISECRACK love Rick and Morty! Join them for a deep dive into the magic and subtext of each and every episode.
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Episodes of This Show
Dec 12, 2017
Rated 5 out of
I absolutely love anything Wisecrack does in general, but I think the podcasts show a greater insight toward what the people in the booth think, not just what the writers have carefully researched and cultivated. I deeply enjoy hearing those in depth thoughts, even if I'm sometimes not entirely on board with all of the ideas they bounce around. It also helps me put words to some ideas that I have in my head about Rick and Morty, which I could understand on a conceptual level, but hadn't quite managed to fully comprehend. It's great, I love it, please do keep up the excellent work!
Date published: 2018-03-18
Rated 5 out of
If you like Rick and Morty you'll like this too!
This podcast is centered around analysis of Rick and Morty so if you don't like Rick and Morty, this podcast is not for you. However, if you like Rick and Morty and don't want to accept at face value this podcast does a fantastic job of analyzing the themes and characters of Rick and Morty. Each episode focuses on an episode or coherent topic typically a quick recap, funny moments, interpretations, and then analysis of different themes explored. It's a massage for your brain.
Date published: 2017-11-21
Rated 3 out of
Good, but bogged down by overconfidence
I really enjoy the podcast, and I really hope that their episode 7 analysis mentions The Wire! The only issues I have with it are:
- The most jarring thing for me is that there are no women on the show--you guys really don't know any women who would want to take part?
- Overconfidence in opinions and philosophical name-dropping. I appreciate that you guys do this for a living, but even when you're dealing with each others opinions you sometimes treat the ones you don't agree with like they're stupid. As a result, I feel like your show is bogged down by the most confident voice, and the analysis becomes an echo-chamber instead of trying to understand and appreciate ideas that you don't immediately agree with.
- I think that the series functions a lot like early Simpsons, in that it is littered with inter-textual references from movies and other series, but often these are left unsaid. For example: Pickle Rick had multiple references to Iron Man and the Rocketeer. This most recent episode read a lot like The Wire, in that it was a snapshot of the different layers of the city it takes place in. I'd love to hear more discussion regarding this sort of analysis and less on the philosophy, because I think the series is part of an ongoing discussion that takes place within television, and less of a philosophical commentary on life more generally.
Date published: 2017-09-12
Rated 5 out of
great analysis of the show
i like the podcast and all the people on it , you get every reference that i noticed and more , there are people commenting saying its bad that you have no women on the show and that you are being overconfident , dont let that get you down , you shouldn't feel obligated to bring a women onto the show just because someone told you to , im sure its best to choose people on how well they know and enjoy the show other than their gender and secondly i think the overconfident part is a good thing , its not even that strong but you guys all seem to get along and your confidence in your theories or thoughts helps them come across alot better , its good to get as many individual opinions as possible in my opinion , thank you for making this podcast on every episode i love to listen to this and watch the wisecrack videos after every episode , looking forward to the next one
Date published: 2017-09-14
Rated 5 out of
Fun and informative
Rick and Morty is a very dense show. There are SO many references, jokes, philosophies that it is hard to keep track of everything. The Squanch breaks down every part of the episode and helps you understand everything while also keeping up with the shows atmosphere and making it fun.
Must-listen for anyone interested in more Rick and Morty analysis.
Date published: 2017-08-21
Rated 4 out of
Almost perfect; and I realised that's a good thing
Every episode, I vehemently disagree with at least one of the hosts. For example, I was yelling madly at myself at Jared during the Rest and Ricklaxation episode, but in Morty's Mind Blowers I was in total agreement all the way through. My first instinct was to pull away and say "they're not confirming my biases, therefore this is bad". I'm glad I didn't. The thing is, theorising about stuff like Rick and Morty isn't about who you think is right or wrong; I doubt even the writers could reach a consensus on that score: it's about having a conversation about something you all love.
I dislike cooking - so I listen to this podcast while I cook. It makes the whole experience less confrontational.
I'm only giving 4 stars, though, because TOO MUCH of each episode is taken up with one person explaining a garbage nonsense theory while everyone else tries to disprove it. Please make those segments more succinct, so we can move on as soon as we all understand.
Date published: 2017-09-30