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How Did I Miss This?
100 minutes | Jul 20, 2021
Flashdance with Kimberly Butler-Gilkeson
Flashdance... What a feeling! This episode was long overdue in more ways than one. We were planning for Kimberly to be a guest from before this show had a name and now she finally agreed to do it. Kimberly has a host of television, film, and Broadway credits on her IMDB but the most important will always be the one about her co-hosting this show. Kim chose the 1983 monster hit, Flashdance. And she was not wrong. Grab your leg-warmers and let's go!
103 minutes | Dec 14, 2020
Planes, Trains & Automobiles with Amy Miller
Our guest is the very funny Amy Miller. You know her from Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing, The Bennington Show, Doug Loves Movies, and her own fantastic podcast, Who's Your God? Amy grew up super religious just like Ross so it was a perfect fit. She picked the 1987 John Hughes classic, Planes, Trains & Automobiles. Ross and Kim watched it for the very first time. Find Amy on Instagram at @amymillercomedy, Twitter at @amymiller, and her website at amymillercomedy.com. You can purchase tickets right now for the December 20th Who's Your God? Holiday Zoom Party and Comedy Show with Amy, Steve, and a bunch of their favorite guests. Enjoy Planes, Trains & Automobiles with the delightful Amy Miller.
78 minutes | Oct 30, 2020
Hocus Pocus with Robert Koutras
This one was a long time in the making. We've been trying to get Rob Koutras on the show for a solid year but you can only put out a Halloween episode around Halloween. So here we are. Hocus Pocus is just one of those movies. Started out as a flop, second life on DVD, and now a massive holiday tradition for Gen X and Millenials. Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy as the witchy Sanderson sisters. "I smell children." And yet, somehow I missed it. Rob is a super talented New York actor, singer, director, and writer. He's got a new show, "The End" coming as soon as we can get the world back to normal. So wear a mask. Stick around after the episode to hear a little taste of Rob's song Casa De Giuletta from "The End."
98 minutes | Oct 15, 2020
Life Of Brian with Ida Hakkila
Ida Hakkila is our very special guest. We go into depth right upfront about Ida's impact on my budding relationship with Cat in the mid-'90s as fresh-faced teenagers. "Practically" is the keyword. At the time, Ida was the midday DJ at the Alt-Rock giant in New York City, Q104 FM. I think we all had some mixed feelings about Life Of Brian. One of the key takeaways from this episode is to listen for how many times I say, "This is problematic." You can find Ida at www.heavylightshow.com. She's live on Radio Kingston weekdays from 3 PM to 5 PM. Enjoy!
95 minutes | Sep 16, 2020
The Neverending Story with Becca Ayers
Our guest is the amazing Becca Ayers. Becca is a multi-talented Broadway performer. She’s been in My Fair Lady, The Adam’s Family, South Pacific, and the off-broadway run of Dear Evan Hanson. Next up for Becca is originating a role in the new revival of the classic show, 1776. Becca chose everyone’s favorite kid movie, The Neverending Story. I have some very strong feelings about this movie. We talk about the rock-eating guy, the snail that takes drugs, that weird space dog, boobs, phallic unicorns, and much, much more. Sebastian! Please! Say my name!
98 minutes | Sep 2, 2020
Sliding Doors with Ariela Arnon
"Sliding Doors never hurt anyone." -Ariela Arnon Today we sit down with the talented Ariela Arnon. She's an actress, singer, writer, and multilingual voiceover artist from New York City. She's had her hands in a bit of everything in the industry. HBO, The Food Network, MTV, national tours, and more commercials than we can count. She performs and sings all over Manhattan. Broadway Comedy Club, 54 Below, Joe's Pub. She's got a website, a YouTube channel with singing, parody songs, and skits. You can follow her on social media with one of our favorite handles, @arielagolightly. She's our new best friend and she wants to be yours too.
89 minutes | Aug 4, 2020
Road House with John Acquavita
We wanted to do something a little bit different this time and I thought it might be nice to bring Kimberly in to help me do the intro for this episode, but unfortunately, Kimberly is away and not available. So then I thought maybe we could pull our guest, John Acquavita in and have him be a part of it. But, apparently, we had some technical difficulties and I wasn’t able to get John, onto the recording. John Acquavita, a really good friend from high school and very handsome. A lot of people don't know this is his dad is a Robert Wagner Jr. And his mom is a former Playboy Bunny. Something that John doesn't talk about a lot, he put himself through bartending school by stripping. John chose the cinematic classic Road House, starring Patrick Swayze. We are all over social media. And if you want to join the conversation, you can find us at How Did I Miss This? on Facebook. @HDIMTpod on Instagram and @HDIMT on Twitter. Like the name of the show. Please enjoy Road House with John Acquavita.
83 minutes | Jul 15, 2020
Buckaroo Banzai with Eden Miller
Our guest is the very lovely Eden Miller. Eden is a designer and wardrobe professional for television and film. She’s spent many years working on Broadway. She is the first plus size fashion designer to show her work at New York Fashion Week. And, she has the thighs of a leopard. We really had a great time talking and the time just flew by. Eden chose The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension. Released in 1984, I believe this is our third film from 84 and the second one back to back with Purple Rain in our last show. I wasn’t really sure what to expect mainly because I thought we were watching Big Trouble in Little China. And I haven’t seen that one either.
102 minutes | Jul 3, 2020
Purple Rain with Joseph A. Halsey
Our guest is the very talented Joseph A Halsey. Joseph is an actor, writer, director, and filmmaker. If that’s not enough, in his spare time, Joseph fronts his band, Bigger Than Plastic. Joseph has a documentary on the way call Common Ground. It’s about how the Trenton Police department has made real strides in changing the way they’ve been policing for years. And now instead, the police are engaging with the community in new ways. Joe chose the 1984 classic, Purple Rain. I wasn’t allowed to watch this movie pretty much because Prince was in it. And also boobs. Please enjoy Purple Rain with Joseph A Halsey.
64 minutes | Jun 17, 2020
She's Gotta Have It with Carol Griffin Part 2
(Part 2) Welcome to the B-side. Our guest is the delightful Carol Griffin We met Carol about a year ago and I instantly thought, “Carol Griffin is going to be one of my Top Five Favorite People.” So sorry, Brian Haley. Number six is still very good. Carol has a bunch of projects going and they are all great. She’s got a band, The Carol Griffin Trio. She’s got a radio show, The Soul Spectrum. I even got to be in a repertory theatre show with her. Let me tell you, she can sing the pants off a song. Carol chose the 1986 film, She’s Gotta Have It. This is Spike Lee’s first film, his first “joint” if you will. I’m a big fan of independent film and yet, somehow, I missed it.
80 minutes | Jun 17, 2020
She's Gotta Have It with Carol Griffin Part 1
(Part 1) Our guest is the delightful Carol Griffin We met Carol about a year ago and I instantly thought, “Carol Griffin is going to be one of my Top Five Favorite People.” So sorry, Brian Haley. Number six is still very good. Carol has a bunch of projects going and they are all great. She’s got a band, The Carol Griffin Trio. She’s got a radio show, The Soul Spectrum. I even got to be in a repertory theatre show with her. Let me tell you, she can sing the pants off a song. Carol chose the 1986 film, She’s Gotta Have It. This is Spike Lee’s first film, his first “joint” if you will. I’m a big fan of independent film and yet, somehow, I missed it. Disclaimer. This is a long episode. It’s literally longer than the movie but we cover a lot of ground. We don’t want to overwhelm you so this episode is coming out in two parts. But we aren’t going to make you wait for the second part. This is our double album. This is our Guns N Roses Use Your Illusion 1 and 2. Both parts are out now. You can space them out or you can binge like it’s Netflix. But if you binge, don’t come back and say it was long. You binged. That’s on you.
88 minutes | Jun 8, 2020
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm with Lawrence Saint-Victor
Our guest is the wonderful Lawrence Saint-Victor. You know him from Guiding Light and his role as Carter Walton on The Bold and the Beautiful. Lawrence has a web series called WedLocked with his Bold and Beautiful costar, Karla Mosley. Lawrence chose the 1989 animated feature Batman: Mask of the Phantasm featuring Mark Hamil as the voice of The Joker. I’m a big superhero fan and yet, somehow, I missed it. I can’t imagine anyone better than Lawrence to help us unmask Batman: Mask of the Phantasm.
91 minutes | May 19, 2020
9 to 5 with Scott T. Hinson
Our guest is Scott T. Hinson. Scott is an actor-writer-director and he has a really cute cat named Roger. Cats with people names are my jam so extra points awarded there. Scott chose the 1980 hit film 9 to 5 with Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, and my favorite person in the world, Dolly Parton. 9 to 5 is STILL the 20th highest-grossing comedy film. And somehow, I missed it. Scott grew up with a similar religious background but he was allowed to watch this movie. This makes him the perfect person to walk me through this first time viewing.
81 minutes | May 8, 2020
Escape From New York with Raven Jakubowski
I really liked this one. We watched the 1981 John Carpenter classic, “Escape From New York.” I like to call this the first of Kurt Russell’s Eye Patch Trilogy. Captain Ron and Escape From LA are the other two. Our guest is Raven Jakubowski from The Apocalist Book Club Podcast. Raven’s podcast tackles post-apocalyptic literature in the order of publication and it’s awesome. Check it out. The Apocalist Book Club. I can’t imagine anyone better than Raven to walk us through Escape From New York. Let’s jump right in.
72 minutes | Apr 22, 2020
Carrie with Yleana Nunéz
I used to not be allowed to watch a lot of movies when I was a kid, so I’m watching them now. We talk about it in every episode, blah, blah, blah, you’ll get it. This was a very scary episode for me. We watched the 1976 horror classic “Carrie.” When I tell you this is the first horror movie I’ve ever seen, I’m not joking. This is the first horror movie I’ve ever seen and I’m 46 years old. Our guest is Yleana Nunez. Yleana had a similar religious experience as I did. So it was cool to talk with someone that knew all the religious lingo. Yleana is the wardrobe supervisor for Blue Bloods on CBS and the upcoming film Once Upon a Time in Staten Island. This episode we have support from Hopsy. Hopsy is an at-home subscription service for regional craft beer. You start with a compact home draft appliance. No maintenance needed, just plug and pour. Fits on any counter-top and comes with a 2-year limited warranty. Then you let Hopsy know what kinds of beers you like and they send them right to your door on the scheduled interval of your choosing. Perfect for times like these. Right now Hopsy is offering our listeners a Krups SUB home tap, usually priced at $199 for a little as 49 bucks! Our Hopsy home tap is something we use every day and every time we record the show. Check out the specials for our listeners. Head over to www.hopsy.beer/hdimt
80 minutes | Apr 8, 2020
The Shawshank Redemption with Beth Stroh
Our guest is Beth Stroh. Beth is a local businesswoman and the owner and proprietor of Arts and Drafts, Staten Island's First & Only custom DIY Wood Sign Workshop! Arts-N-Drafts offers a wide variety of hands-on, private experiences from workshops, private parties, bridal showers, bachelorette gatherings, children’s birthday bashes, corporate events, and fundraisers. But unfortunately, at the moment we can’t do any of that. It’s important to point out, this episode was recorded before we all got stuck inside from the Coronavirus. I’m sure at some point everything will go back to normal and we’ll all get to go back to Arts and Drafts parties but in the meantime, Beth has created at home kits so you can get the full experience but at the same time be a responsible human being. You can find Beth's home kits at https://squareup.com/store/artsndrafts
97 minutes | Apr 1, 2020
Beaches with Danny Cohen
Beaches is one of those movies I missed. I remember it was a big deal in my friend group when it came out but it wasn’t anything that would be playing in the Decker house. This episode we are joined by wonderful New York comedian Danny Cohen. Danny is one of the funniest guys in the business and you can find him at his home club, The Comedy Cellar. You can also check him out at Danny Cohen Comedy on Instagram. Danny uses Instagram Live and Stories probably better than anyone. We talk about Beaches, infomercials, and Danny getting passed at the Comedy Cellar. Thanks Danny!
76 minutes | Mar 25, 2020
This Is Spinal Tap with Andy Gilkeson
All your favorite movies the 80s? I wasn’t allowed to see them. Like for real. But now it’s time to make up for it. This Is Spinal Tap is one of those movies I wasn’t allowed to watch. Luckily we have Andy Gilkeson to walk us through. Andy speaks fluent Spinal Tap. Andy is a good friend but a terrible whisperer. Andy quit drinking at 14 years old but thank goodness he picked it back up again. We've have had some great arguments over the years including, “What’s the best Tom Petty album?” and “Who’s the better villain, Darth Vader or Kylo Ren?” Andy is also the commissioner of the Staten Island Strat-O-Matic League. What is Strat-O-Matic? It’s a board game that mixes Baseball with index cards, dice and math. It’s more fun than it sounds. We had a great time with Andy. This episode is best enjoyed with the volume turned up to 11.
101 minutes | Mar 11, 2020
Brazil with Michael Kostroff
We had so much fun with this episode. Our guest was the amazing Michael Kostroff. You’ve seen Michael in just about everything. Law & Order, Luke Cage, Showtime’s Billions, HBO’s The Deuce, The Wire, The Good Wife. Broadway with Nathan Lane in The Nance. He has a new HBO miniseries premiering March 16th called The Plot Against America. Michael has two great books you can find on Amazon. Audition Psych 101 that we talk about on this episode and also Letters from Backstage: The Adventures of a Touring Stage Actor. I’ve read both and I can highly recommend. Also joining us, we have Kimberly Butler from television, film and theater producing and sitting across from me. And finally, if you squint your eyes and listen really close, you may hear from my wife, Cat. This episode is marked "Explicit" as, towards the end of the episode, Michael recounts a story from his book that includes some salty language with comedic value.
12 minutes | Mar 5, 2020
How Did I Miss This? Trailer
Once upon a time, there was a little boy whose parents made him come directly home right after school. There weren't a lot of movies he was allowed to see. He missed ALL the classics from the 80s and 90s. Airplane! Gremlins, The Goonies, The Breakfast Club, Back To The Future... When that boy grew up he turned out to be me, Ross Decker and now it's time to see all the movies I wasn't allowed to as a kid and find out what it means when people say, "Be excellent to each other."
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