Paid in Puke S7E4: ACS Impeachment – The Telephone Hour

Trigger Warning: In this episode, we discuss the sexual assault of a minor. 

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 character actress Margot Martindale. Episode 4 is “The Telephone Hour”, written by Flora Birnbaum and directed by Laure de Clermont-Tonnerre.

We talk at length about slizzy friends, how much labor went into documenting a conversation in the 90s, and more about people doing the right thing for the wrong reasons. 

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Really Weird Stuff E15: Twin Peaks – Lonely Souls

On episode 15 of Really Weird Stuff, we’re discussing Twin Peaks Season 2, Episode 7: “Lonely Souls”. This episode was written by Mark Frost and directed by David Lynch. It’s best known as the one where Maddy goes galloping back to Missoula, Montana. To help us discuss the DOOZIEST of doozies, we have TWO special guests: Both halves of the Ex-Rated Movies Podcast, Ryan Weadon and Matt Fisher! We explore such mysteries as:

WHAT does the S. stand for in Harry’s full name?
WHY a horse?
HOW does David Lynch make history’s most unsettling hour of network television?

PLUS: Matt coins the phrase, The Coop Loop*!

*T-shirts forthcoming

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Paid in Puke 2022 Oscars Special!

We’re taking a break from our regularly-scheduled series 7 to talk about the Oscars! The 94th annual Academy Awards will be recorded live on Sunday, May 27th and broadcast on ABC.

Special guest Denise Rodriguez joins us to talk about Jane Campion’s epic self-sabotage, the ill-conceived idea of axing eight below-the-line awards in favor of a ratings-grab, actors being exhausting about their craft, and plenty of SNUBS! It’s a big, fat, spoiler-ific Hollywood chat, Paid in Puke style! 

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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. 

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Really Weird Stuff E14: Twin Peaks – Demons

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!

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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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