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SuPodHeroes with Alex and Jack
57 minutes | Apr 22, 2021
In which Alex and Jack watch the 1999 superhero comedy Mystery Men. The SuPodHeroes discuss Coco Fomo and name all the Pirates of the Caribbean movies. Everyone gathers ‘round for a game of “Where Do I Know Them From?”
74 minutes | Apr 16, 2021
Zack Snyder's Justice League (kinda)
In which Jack watches Zack Snyder’s Justice League, and Alex watches Titanic. The SuPodHeroes discuss the Heart of the Ocean and Steppenwolf’s evolving feelings about “Mother.” Did Bruce Wayne ever see the Bat Signal and rush over there without remembering to change first? Games aplenty this week, with a stirring round of “Titanic Trivia” and a draining round of “Is This a Witch’s Laugh?”
70 minutes | Apr 8, 2021
Wandavision Episodes 7-9
In which Alex and Jack watch the final episodes of Wandavision. The SuPodHeroes discuss Wanda getting bad customer service at SWORD headquarters, and tips for charging up your White Vision (put it on airplane mode). Jack thinks about taking a UFO trip to make himself famous while Alex contemplates a cursive forearm tattoo and analyzes the easter eggs in John Keats’s Ode on a Grecian Urn. To put a bow on the whole dang thing, a game of Sup-Portmanteau is played to shepherd in some solid chillaxing.
74 minutes | Mar 4, 2021
Wandavision Episodes 4-6
In which Alex and Jack continue to talk about Wandavision—remember, it’s not “Did it make sense?” it’s “Did we have fun along the way?” The SuPodHeroes discuss the many-splendored sitcom tropes, and Jack begs Alex not to put Starburst in the microwave. Alex does the Cha Cha Slide and answers a beekeeper question on the SATs. Jack learns how to slow dance in gym and goes to Madrid to see Chicago. The episode is funified with a friendly game of The Road to Dust.
44 minutes | Feb 25, 2021
Wandavision Episodes 1-3
Big box store. E.T. came to Earth. Twenty-nineteen Halloween. The SuPodHeroes watch the first three episodes of Wandavision and talk about whether or not Mr. Bean is in Ocean’s Eleven. The game is called Ashley, Mary-Kate, Mary-Kate & Ashley, Elizabeth, or Mary-Kate & Ashley AND Elizabeth?
50 minutes | Dec 26, 2020
The Princess Switch: Switched Again (w/ Sabrina Disney)
In which Alex and Jack welcome back Sabrina Disney to watch The Princess Switch: Switched Again, starring Vanessa Hudgens (sans “Anne”). The SuPodheroes agree that lots of people drink coffee, Jack tries to remember if Shrek is in Lord of the Rings, and Sabrina insists on discussing the sequel to the Journey to the Center of the Earth movie (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island). And what better way to formally round out the holidays than with a quick round of “Feel Good Movie Or Just Basically Something Else?”
53 minutes | Sep 24, 2020
Heroes: Episode 2
In which Alex and Jack watch the second episode of the tv show Heroes (2006). The SuPodHeroes discuss how to tell if your brother is gaslighting you (and how to draw a picture of him with a tie if he isn’t), Alex helps out some tenor vocalists, and Jack grounds the Internet Movie DataBase—no internet for a month! Now you’re just Movie DataBase. Fans of Cheer but not Cheers will enjoy the social party contest “Cheers?”
57 minutes | Sep 17, 2020
Heroes: Episode 1
In which Alex and Jack watch the first episode of the tv show Heroes (2006). The SuPodHeroes discuss all thirty-six of the show’s characters, Jack refuses to give out medical advice, and Alex brings the topic of “TikToks of Elon Musk’s son performing mitosis” to the forefront of the American conversation. Sharp-eyed listeners will recognize the unnecessarily-complex party game, “Pass or Fail.”
38 minutes | Sep 4, 2020
The Batman Trailer & More (w/ Sabrina & Walter Disney)
It’s the long-awaited Disney family reunion, in which Alex and Jack are joined by Alex’s erstwhile, contemporaneous and inevitable siblings, Sabrina and Walter (aka Beanie and Walt, aka the Scorpion Kings). The SuPodHeroes watch the new trailers for Wonder Woman 1984, Black Adam, Zack Snyder’s Justice League and The Batman. They discuss Jack’s little behind, Tobey Maguire’s Advanced Advanced Placement class, and The Rock’s presumably lucrative deal with the Kahndaq Tourism Board, all while the three Disneys somehow share two microphones.
68 minutes | May 7, 2020
Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World
In which Alex and Jack watch 2010's "Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World," directed by Edgar Wright and starring Michael Cera. The SuPodHeroes discuss who John Madden is, what Cameo is, and where you can find bob-ombs. Alex bops to a The Clash at Demonhead song that slaps, and Jack picks up his guitar to play "Ramona." Just when all hope is lost, a round of a true Hollywood insider's favorite party game "This Movie Is Not About This" is played.
59 minutes | May 1, 2020
The Green Hornet
In which Alex and Jack watch 2011's The Green Hornet, starring Seth Rogen and Jay Chou. The SuPodHeroes workshop the newly-popularized tongue twister "I haven't made bread yet," discuss Jack's new role as Plant Daddy, and Alex confirms that Barbra Streisand is married to Thanos. Right in the middle of the episode, like so many halved sandwiches, Jack quizzes Alex with a round of "Insects, Drugs, and Rock and Roll" that is sure to excite the cultural zeitgeist.
61 minutes | Apr 23, 2020
In which Alex and Jack watch 2017's Thor: Ragnarok, directed by Taika Waititi and starring Chris Hemsworth. The SuPodHeroes discuss the popular new tongue twister "I went to Costco this morning," and the merits of using painted ceilings as a primary storytelling device. Alex brings up the mood way up with a rousing game of "Thor: Ragna-Rock!," and Jack brings the mood right back down with two too many rounds of the critically-rejected party game "Luke, Chris, Luke, Chris, Luke, Chris, or Matt Damon" aka "Luke's Chris Steak-Game."
77 minutes | Apr 9, 2020
In which Alex and Jack watch 2007's Spider-Man 3. The SuPodHeroes discuss an oddly formal production of Annie Get Your Gun, watch a man turn to sand, and try to comb Tobey Maguire's emo bangs out of his face. Jack tries and fails to introduce the party game "Dance Sequence or Dan Sequence?" into the cultural zeitgeist.
73 minutes | Apr 2, 2020
Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark (/w Jake Hull)
In which Alex and Jack are joined by dear friend, comedian and composer Jake Hull to watch a bootleg video of the opposite-of-a-smash-hit Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark. The SuPodHeroes discuss the best time to sing about bullying, Alex's classic "walk back, quarter turn" dance move, and what happens when you challenge Bono. Theater lovers will recognize the retro party game "Line or Lyric: Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark or a Better Theater-Play Musical?" Also, Jack performs his sole line from his star-turning role as Brujon in his high school's 2004 production of Les Miserables (again).
74 minutes | Mar 26, 2020
Hancock (/w Talon Bigelow and Sarah Thompson)
In which Alex and Jack are joined by dear friends Sarah and Talon from the Craigsistential Crisis podcast to watch the "slap in the face from 2008," the superhero movie Hancock, starring Will Smith. The SuPodHeroes discuss butts, third act problems, and bring back fan-favorite segment Dream-Cast Recast. This episode might see a spike in listeners interested in the infamous party game we all know how to play, "Missed Connection, Listed Convection, Dismissed Collection or Twisted Election."
76 minutes | Mar 19, 2020
Ant-Man (w/ Jed Rendleman and Jackie Ryan)
In which Alex and Jack are joined by two great friends, Jed Rendleman and Jackie Ryan, to watch the 2015 superhero heist film Ant-Man. The SuPodHeroes discuss the Paul Rudd of it all, the genuine Pimp Article, and the likelihood of two dozen unexpected guests arriving at your house for dinner. Warning: this episode is packed with games, including but not limited to the party games "Facts" and "Review of Ant-Man or Preview of Canned Ham."
45 minutes | Dec 19, 2019
In which Alex and Jack detour to watch the 2015 Christmas dark fantasy comedy horror film Krampus. The SuPodHeroes discuss the elk-horned Krampus aka Santa’s Shadow aka the Anti-Santi, and recall how an ominous grandmother found sustenance in middle management at the Gap. Stick around til the last minute to engage in the classic holiday party game "Answer My Quiz-mas Song Questions."
83 minutes | Dec 5, 2019
Batman Forever (w/ Emily Larkin and SJ Santa Cruz)
In which Alex and Jack explore the themes of Batman Forever with very special guests Emily Larkin and SJ Santa Cruz, aka Portland's premiere drag kings XXXY, aka improvisers of Rogue, aka two awesome friends. The SuPodHeroes discuss Val Kilmer's rubber butt, Robin's karate laundry, and the alternate reality where Leonardo DiCaprio stars in ten seasons of CBS's hit maritime procedural NCIS. Emily flips the script with the hot new millennial game "Jim Carrey Lines: Batman, Different Movie, or Both?"
66 minutes | Nov 22, 2019
Batman (w/ Kyle Kohlman)
In which Alex and Jack invite Kyle Kohlman to join them in a viewing of Tim Buton's 1989 Batman, starring Michael Keaton. The SuPodHeroes put Jack Nicholson's Joker head to head with Joaquin Phoenix, learning Nicholson's Joker dance is disturbing in a completely different way. Kyle performs a spoken work version of Will Smith's Wild Wild West rap. Everything culminates with the discussion and consumption of a rhubarb pie.
65 minutes | Nov 7, 2019
Joker (w/ Emma O'Melia)
In which Alex, Jack, and special guest Emma O'Melia watch 2019's rated R blockbuster smash Joker, starring Joaquin Phoenix. The SuPodHeroes discuss the Joker dance that is sweeping the nation, Emma establishes the new classic cinematic trope "Daddy Doesn't Like Me," and Jack explains why he is more creeped out by Meet The Parents than Joker. Jack challenges Alex and Emma to the insanely popular party game, "Is This A Joker's Laugh?"
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