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The PodChat Show
70 minutes | Feb 24, 2019
Oscars 2019! A gucci episode
Roger Brandstetter and Jordan Smith sit to discuss the upcoming Academy Awards with some Marvel movie chatter sprinkled in. Requisite spoiler warning, but shouldn't be too bad. Take a listen, and watch the Oscars!
67 minutes | Nov 5, 2018
Back from Hiatus!
The PodChat is back as Jordan and Roger dive into movies that they're looking forward to for the remainder of the 2018 year. Yes, there's only two months left in 2018! Both hosts talk about some Oscar contending movies, as well as a few popcorn flicks. WIDOWS, VICE and the new FANTASTIC BEASTS movie are among those discussed so dive on in. Also, a friendly reminder to go out and VOTE during the midterms! Happy listening!
58 minutes | Aug 8, 2018
Movie Stars We Love: Brad Pitt
On the PodChat Show this week, Roger Brandstetter and Jordan Smith talk about the all-time great: BRAD PITT! The first in a series of several podcasts dedicated to discussing the careers of movie stars we can't help, but heap constant praise on. The two will discuss what was Pitt's best performance, best movie, and talk about a few stretches of his career that helped define it. They'll also mention who is going to be up next on these 'Movie Stars We Love' pods. Don't forget to subscribe! We ain't in the prisoner takin' business!
59 minutes | Jul 18, 2018
NBA Free Agency 2018
The NBA is 24/7, 365! Jordan Smith is joined by Quinn Kaiser to discuss the free agency of summer 2018. LeBron James, DeMarcus Cousins, Paul George and Carmelo Anthony are discussed. Also, the two discuss their favorite signings of the summer! Don't forget to subscribe!
51 minutes | Jul 5, 2018
Chef Bailey Part II
Friend of the PodChat, Bailey Kaiser returns to the podcast from Uruguay! She joins Jordan to discuss her next moves in the cooking industry, Cocindando con Bailey and working towards her culinary degree. We then discuss the success of the Uruguay national team in the FIFA World Cup and the unifying power of soccer. The two then discuss how the United States' current state of immigration looks from an outside perspective and that of one coming from a South American country. Don't forget to subscribe and rate!
67 minutes | Jul 3, 2018
Dog Days of Summer Pick 'Em
Welcome back! The slow days of summer are dragging along, but that won't stop these guys from recording! Jordan is joined by Roger and Quinn for a return of the out-of-the-hat topics. First the guys discuss Donald Trump Jr. slaughtering the word 'lit' (1:20); then they tackle summer television to tackle now that peak tv is over (5:16); the Red Hen's refusal of service to Sarah Huckabee Sanders (10:58); they then talk about new music that has dropped so far this summer (Drake, Kanye, Kid Cudi, Nas) (18:27); NBA Free Agency gets a whirl (25:42); the Anti-IPA movement (40:00); the retirement of Justice Kennedy (49:41); and finally any recommendations that we've streamed lately (58:45). Don't forget to subscribe and rate! 5 stars only!
89 minutes | May 17, 2018
Peak Depression: Wrapping the season finales of Atlanta, Barry, & Silicon Valley
We got a long one for you today! Luckily, it's broken up into 3 predetermined segments. Host Jordan Smith is joined by Quinn Kaiser and Roger Brandstetter to break down some season finales and talk a little bit about how each of those respective shows went this season. Including who the MVPs of the seasons were, what the future may hold for the shows and favorite moments. First, the crew discuss HBO's BARRY (2:18) and the evolution of Bill Hader. Second, they discuss HBO's SILICON VALLEY (25:21) as they wrap their 5th season about life in tech. Lastly, they discuss their A1 show: ATLANTA (53:36) and talk about the best episodes from the season, best Emmy performances, and ponder whether or not there will be a third season. Enjoy!
62 minutes | May 3, 2018
The Life of PodChat
Welcome back! Host Roger Brandstetter really wanted to talk about Kanye so in this podcast, they talk about Kanye! Joined by Jordan Smith, the two discuss Kanye West's return to the public spotlight (1:56). They then discuss how this ties into Kanye's political ties and his connection to Trump (4:50). The two also discuss his recent TMZ controversy and the spreading of ignorance (16:14). Breaking away from the Kanye controversy, the two discuss their favorite albums of the past for 'Ye (21:38) and the Kanye Song Bracket from earlier in the year (31:51). Next, the hosts talk about Kanye's lack of Grammy recognition and about the awards over the past couple years. Wrapping up, favorite Kanye moments! (50:16)
68 minutes | Apr 26, 2018
Tis' the season for Peak TV! Some of the PodChat hosts favorite tv shows are back in circulation and, led by Quinn Kaiser, they're here to break them down. Or give you a reason to start tuning in. Limited SPOILERS may apply. First they ask themselves if they're in the age of peak television viewing (1:27). Then Quinn asks Roger and Jordan: What makes a TV show great (3:10)? Then, the guys take on SILICON VALLEY (7:45) and what makes that show must-watch television, including ranking the characters on the show (15:28). Roger and Jordan then give their best takes on BILLIONS (23:39) and try to convince Quinn to dive into it. After, the three co-hosts debate the merits of the HBO series BARRY and whether it's worth the time investment (31:49). Then, Host Quinn grills the other two with some rapid fire TV questions (42:12). Lastly, the crew end it by talking about The PodChat Show's consensus Peak Television show: ATLANTA (51:41).
69 minutes | Mar 6, 2018
Episode 19: Oscars 2018 recap
Awards season is officially over with the conclusion of the 90th Academy Awards hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. Your PodChat Show hosts, Jordan Smith, Quinn Kaiser, and Roger Brandstetter play a big game of 'Hit or Miss' with several categories including Best Picture, Best Actor, Best Actress, Supporting Actors, and Best Director. Tune in to get your award movie chatter and don't forget to subscribe!
92 minutes | Mar 2, 2018
Episode 18: Re-doing the Academy Awards!
With the awards season upon us, Quinn Kaiser hosts Roger Brandstetter and Jordan Smith in reimagining what the Academy Awards should look like with hindsight being their greatest tool. The trio will look at years between 2008-2016 and what they would like to see different. Stay tuned for a preview of the 2018 Oscars on the next podcast!
59 minutes | Feb 20, 2018
PodChat Show Ep. 17: Black Panther
In this episode of The PodChat Show, Jordan Smith is joined by his very own brother, Eli Smith, to talk about the worldwide phenomenon that is: BLACK PANTHER. The two discuss what the movie means for the Marvel Cinematic Universe and to black culture as a whole. Of course, awards are given out for MVP and the Ike Barinholtz award as well. MASSIVE SPOILERS for the movie. Go see it and then check out the podcast. Wakanda Forever!
66 minutes | Feb 16, 2018
PodChat Ep. 16: Hot topics
Welcome back today! Today, Roger Brandstetter takes the reins leading Jordan Smith and Quinn Kaiser in discussion. The crew start out by talking Michael Cohen and his good friend nature (1:37); then Rob Porter and security clearance (7:20); moving on to food boxes and government cheese (12:36); Logan Paul and the new American culture (20:36); later, the boys discuss movies they're excited to see included Black Panther, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, MO, Lady Bird, The Shape of Water, and I, Tonya (34:41). Lastly, it's the segment In or Out (46:00) where the guys debate about whether they're in or out on topics including, but limited to: Snapchat, Winter Olympics and Fifty Shades. Enjoy!
63 minutes | Jan 23, 2018
PodChat: NFL Championship games, Quarterbacks, Stormy Daniels and Photo Ops
Discussing a wide range of topics, Jordan Smith is joined by co-hosts, Roger Brandstetter and Quinn Kaiser, to talk football and politics. The boys break down the AFC Championship game against between the New England Patriots and Jacksonville Jaguars as well as the NFC Championship between the Philadelphia Eagles and Minnesota Vikings. Following that, there's a debate about the NFL's current QB situation. Next, Stormy Daniels and the big takeaways from wild revelations that Donald Trump had an alleged affair with a porn star. And lastly, the photo of hard work is talked about.
83 minutes | Jan 5, 2018
The Last Pod
This isn't the last episode for The PodChat Show, but it is an episode on THE LAST JEDI! The newest addition to the STAR WARS universe and Rian Johnson's turn in the Director's Chair. MASSIVE SPOILER WARNING. If you haven't seen this movie, go to the theater and enjoy. Then, come back and join hosts Jordan Smith, Roger Brandstetter and bringing in special guest to the series, Quinn Kaiser, as the trio of Jedi Masters take listeners to the Jedi Temple and dissect the movie. ENJOY!
90 minutes | Jan 5, 2018
In this penultimate podcast episode in this STAR WARS deep dive, Hosts Roger Brandstetter and Jordan Smith continue their deep dive with THE FORCE AWAKENS. The hosts deep dive into the 2015 installment of the franchise now that the reigns have been turned over to DISNEY. Tune in and don't forget to subscribe. As this is a fairly recent movie, be advised, MASSIVE SPOILER WARNING. Enjoy!Â
75 minutes | Dec 22, 2017
Top 5 Christmas Movies!
Happy Holidays! On today's special episode of The PodChat Show, the PodChat Bros, Jordan, Quinn, and Roger, break down what their Top 5 favorite Christmas movies are to watch this holiday season. So while you're enjoying that roadtrip to go visit family this holiday, take a listen and get some good movie ideas for when it's cold outside. They'll break down some classic and some more new age Christmas tales. Don't forget to subscribe!
64 minutes | Dec 20, 2017
The PodChat Strikes Back!
Welcome back to The PodChat Show fellow Star Wars fans! In this episode, Jordan Smith is joined once again by Roger Brandstetter to discuss the movie that may arguably be the best in the entire saga: THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK. Join the hosts as they talk about the inner workings of the film and why this sequel is one of the best sequels in movie history. THE LAST JEDI is already in theaters, but the Star Wars nostalgia won't stop until the entire series is finished! RETURN OF THE JEDI will be coming to you soon. Subscribe, listen and enjoy! RIP Porkins!Â Â
72 minutes | Dec 15, 2017
A New Pod
We've reached the first introduction to the Star Wars Universe: A NEW HOPE! Hosts, Jordan and Roger, talk about the best scenes of the movie, some extra behind-the-scenes information and Harrison Ford. A lot of Harrison Ford. Available on iTunes, Google Play and Stitcher. We're approaching THE LAST JEDI so get your fix before you see the film. Don't forget to subscribe!
76 minutes | Dec 8, 2017
The icon we've been waiting for! WONDER WOMAN. In this PodChat in the DCEU series, Quinn Kaiser comes back to join Jordan in breaking down the iconic summer blockbuster. Listen in as these hosts reconcile with their male guilt, talk Gal Gadot, and Patty Jenkins. The last stop on the DCEU tour will be for JUSTICE LEAGUE that is in theaters NOW. Go see that and rejoin the PodChat for the final installment. But for now, enjoy the Wonder Woman pod and don't forget to subscribe for more!
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