Paid in Puke S7E3: ACS Impeachment – Not to be Believed

On Series 7 of Paid in Puke, we’re discussing every episode of Ryan Murphy’s American Crime Story mini-series, Impeachment, starring Beanie FeldsteinSarah Paulson, and Annaleigh Ashford. Episode 3 is “Not to be Believed”, written by show runner Sarah Burgess and directed by Michael Uppendahl

Billy Eichner makes his first appearance as Internet journalism Founding Father, Matt Drudge. We remember when you weren’t permitted to site the world wide web in a research paper because it wasn’t considered credible enough. 

We also dive deeper in Linda and Monica’s toxic friendship and what happens when you listen to good advice given for nefarious reasons. 

Paid in Puke is available on your favorite podcast app, or listen here!

Really Weird Stuff E14: Demons

Al Strobel in Twin Peaks (1990)

On episode 14 of Really Weird Stuff, we’re discussing Twin Peaks Season 2, Episode 6: Demons. This episode was written by Harley Peyton and Robert Engels. It was directed by Lesli Linka Glatter. It’s best known as the one that calls out the “Really Weird Stuff” directly (Gordon Cole, played by David Lynch, makes his first on-screen appearance). And Al Strobel knocks it out of the park as Phillip Gerard and MIKE, an otherworldly inhabiting spirit who broke good to stop his former partner in crime from killing again.

Special guest Chris Brugos joins us to explore such mysteries as:

DOES Twin Peaks have an official ACAB stance?

WHO wore the red plaid jacket best?

WHY must we hear “Just You and I” every time we see James and Donna on screen together?

PLUS: Brugos has some mind-blowing theories on Tulpas, Maddy, and why Gordon Cole is deaf!

Listen to the episode here!

Paid in Puke S7E2: ACS Impeachment – The President Kissed Me

On Series 7 of Paid in Puke, we’re discussing every episode of Ryan Murphy’s American Crime Story mini-series, Impeachment, starring Beanie FeldsteinSarah Paulson, and Annaleigh Ashford. Episode 2 is “The President Kissed Me”, written by show runner Sarah Burgess and directed by Michael Uppendahl

On this episode, we talk more about how D.C. is Hollywood disguised as government, what constitutes “legit” harassment in a bi-partisan conflict, the ineffable magnetism of certain predators, and what it’s like when you’re “Down Bad” for someone. 

Trigger warning: we touch lightly on sexual harassment and power imbalances in seemingly consensual relationships. 

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Paid in Puke S7E1: ACS Impeachment- Exiles

Paid in Puke is back with a very special season! We’re discussing every episode of Ryan Murphy’s American Crime Story mini-series: Impeachment, starring Beanie Feldstein and Sarah Paulson as well as a bevy of character actors portraying the big players in this monumental 90s scandal that blew up so many lives. 

The first episode, “Exiles”, introduces the audience to Monica and Linda, and gets them into position for the biggest bestie betrayal since Judas. It also brings up so many issues for us to explore, including power imbalances, bi-partisan sexual harassment double standards, shitty boyfriends, office dynamics, diet culture, body images, the immorality of the press, and how Washington D.C. is basically a more insidious and dishonest version of Hollywood.

We unwind with a fun Lunchtime Poll, wherein we reveal what other entertainment-adjacent debacle we’d like to see portrayed in a mini series or movie.

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Really Weird Stuff E13: The Orchid’s Curse

On episode 13 of Really Weird Stuff, we’re discussing Twin Peaks Season 2, Episode 5: The Orchid’s Curse. It was written by Barry Pullman and directed by Graeme Clifford. Originally airing on October 27th, 1990, it’s best known as the episode with the One-Eyed Jacks Audrey rescue and Harold’s angry face raking. We get very silly in this episode, exploring such mysteries as:

WHY does Judge Sternwood cut off the D.A. mid-argument?
WHAT other abortion clinics did Lucy call before she settled on Adam’s?
HOW often does Coop talk through his yoga to Diane?

PLUS: Hawk doesn’t know about lesbians!

Listen to the episode here!

Really Weird Stuff E12: Laura’s Secret Diary

On episode 12 of Really Weird Stuff, we’re discussing Twin Peaks Season 2, Episode 4: Laura’s Secret Diary. It was directed by Todd Holland and written by Mark FrostHarley PeytonRobert Engels, and Jerry Stahl. It’s best known as the episode with too many cooks in the kitchen. Stahl handed in a non-sensical, blood stained draft that the other three men had to whip into shape in record time. Still, there are some shining moments. We explore such mysteries as:

WHY is Hank sleeping at the diner?
WHO is the real Josie Packard?
HOW is Harold supposed to be sexy?

PLUS: 9:30 is the hottest time to be at the Roadhouse!

Listen to the episode here!

Really Weird Stuff E11: The Man Behind the Glass

On episode 11 of Really Weird Stuff, we’re discussing Twin Peaks Season 2, episode 3: The Man Behind the Glass. This episode originally aired on October 13th, 1990. It was written by Robert Engels and directed by Lesli Linka Glatter. It’s best known as the one where Albert declares his love for Sheriff Truman. Chris Brugos joins us to explore such mysteries as:

HOW much does Leland really know about BOB?
WHO cares about the Lucy/Andy/Dick paternity triangle?
WHY doesn’t Ronette get more credit for being such a survivor?

PLUS: What a piece of work is Emory Battis?

Listen to the episode here!

Really Weird Stuff E10: Coma

It’s part two of the David Lynch-directed double shot that kicks off Twin Peaks Season 2. “Coma” is written by Harley Peyton. It originally aired on October 6th, 1990. This episode is full of fun and frivolity, but it also features some top-notch BOB scares and arguably the worst Twin Peaks moment of all time: A little ditty called “Just You and I”. On this episode, we explore such mysteries as:

WHY do Coop and Harry have so much trouble adjusting those hospital stools?
WHO is going to eat all that food that Coop and Albert ordered?
HOW many times did James make Maddie and Donna practice that song?

PLUS: Once again we ask, where exactly in Washington state is Twin Peaks?

Listen to the episode here!

Really Weird Stuff E9: May the Giant Be with You

On this episode, we’re discussing Twin Peaks Season 2, Episode 1: May the Giant Be with You. This episode first aired on September 30th, 1990. It was written by Mark Frost and David Lynch and directed by David Lynch. This is a very special episode for many reasons, not the least of which is our guest, the lovely and talented Krishane Jones! Krishane has lived a life steeped in Twin Peaks and has many unique insights into our favorite small town yokels.

Join us to explore such mysteries as:

WHY does Gersten feel so much pressure to succeed?
HOW does Albert make it through Ed’s story without making a wise crack?
WHAT possessed Norma to wear Hank’s clothes?

PLUS: A candidate for the scariest scene in the original series!

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Really Weird Stuff E8: The Last Evening

On episode 8 of Really Weird Stuff, we’re discussing the Twin Peaks season 1 finale: The Last Evening, written and directed by Mark Frost. It’s the one with all the cliffhangers, including Coop bleeding out on the floor of his hotel room. This episode originally aired on May 23rd 1990 and angered 11 million viewers, who thought they were going to learn who killed Laura Palmer. Hosts Annie Malone and Jessica Baxter explore such mysteries as:

HOW much does Hank spend on payphone calls?

WHY is Doc Hayward literally everywhere?

WHAT makes Coop so good at Blackjack?

PLUS: How invested is Leo in the plot of Invitation to Love?

Listen to the episode here!

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