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The Flop House

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The Flop House

MaximumFun, Dan McCoy, Stuart Wellington, Elliott Kalan

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The Flop House is a bi-monthly audio podcast, devoted to the worst in recent film. Your hosts (Elliott Kalan, Dan McCoy, and Stuart Wellington) watch a questionable film just before each episode, and then engage in an unscripted, slightly inebriated discussion, focusing on the movie's shortcomings and occasional delights.
 
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Diary Discoveries

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Diary Discoveries

Sally Ivey and Jeff Richards

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If you were to read an old diary, what could you discover? Secrets? Mystery? Romance? Travel and adventure? Inspiration? Since 1987, Historian Sally Ivey has collected and researched original diaries, journals, and letters from around the world. In this podcast Sally will share unique and captivating stories selected from her extensive collection. Stories forgotten over time but now shared here. Welcome to Diary Discoveries.
 
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Up until now, Audrey has been like one of those sitcom characters who's oft-referenced, but remains unseen, but now it's time for her to take the spotlight! Did we mention that Dan married her in November? Mazel tov, etc. And for such a joyous occasion the boys have given themselves a break by watching a movie that many people have goofed on, but t…
 
Stories Covered In Detail This Episode: "Unmasked At Last!" - Amazing Spider-Man #87, written by Stan Lee, art by John Romita and Jim Mooney, ©1970 Marvel Comics "The Controller Lives!" - Iron Man #28, written by Archie Goodwin, art by Don Heck and Johnny Craig, ©1970 Marvel Comics For more than 30 additional minutes of this episode, support us on …
 
Author and host of Max Fun's very own Feeling Seen podcast, Jordan Crucchiola, joins us to talk about Georgia Rule, the film she claims has the largest discrepancy between what the viewer expects the movie to be and what it actually is. CONTENT WARNING: includes references to sexual assault, a surprising element in the film's plot that certainly to…
 
In what has become a mini-tradition, we kick off the new year with an examination of last year's biggest musical flop. Unfortunately this one has a lot fewer cats and a lot more lying to a grieving family, and it's called Dear Evan Hansen. Joining us for the discussion is noted bar owner, Stuart wife, and DEH-on-Broadway-hater, Sharlene Wellington!…
 
Merry Christmas to those who celebrate! Here's our gift to you -- a mini recorded LIVE from another special occasion: Elliott's birthday weekend! Before Omicron showed up to shut things down again, Dan and Stu and fam flew out to Los Angeles, to a beautiful house Elliott's wife had rented for the occasion, to celebrate four decades of that talkativ…
 
Issues Covered In This Episode: "In His Footsteps, the Huntsman of Zeus" - Ka-Zar #1, written by Allyn Brodsky, art by Frank Springer and Dick Ayers, ©1970 Marvel Comics "Again, the Glob!" - Incredible Hulk #129, written by Roy Thomas, art by Herb Trimpe, ©1970 Marvel Comics "To End In Flames!" - Thor #177, by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby w/Vince Collet…
 
In this heartfelt story, a daughter learns her mother's lost 1944 diary had been researched and subsequently sold by Sally. Bridget contacted Sally to ask her help in recovering the diary. She explained her mom was suffering from Alzheimer's disease and perhaps the diary could help with her mother's memory. You will hear how this went-- including B…
 
Is it Cagemas already? Seems like it comes earlier every year. At any rate, Saint Nicolas Cage has left us something awfully spicy beneath the tree this year. It's a giant slice of deep-fried southern ham, with big performances from Cage, KaDee Strickland, and Money Plane's Kelsey Grammer. Dare you join us for a visit to Grand Isle? Wikipedia entry…
 
Stuart Wellington is the co-creator and co-host of the best podcast on the internet, Till Def Do Us Ppardy. (He also co-hosts and co-created The Flop House.) Stu's appearance on MBTM means that we've now had all three of the Original Peaches join us, putting us in the elite company of Blank Check, Jordan, Jesse, Go!, and Sophomore Lit. Visit Stu's …
 
When last we left our doggie heroes, they had made their way inside the house, and thus far managed to protect the adorable kitten, Cutiepie -- but they STILL haven't scored any of that delicious chili, and their antics continue to threaten the farmer's daughter's wedding day. What will happen?!? Give a listen and see! (If you want to listen to the…
 
Issues Covered In This Episode: "The Blazes of Battle... The Flames of Love!" - Avengers #76, written by Roy Thomas, art by John Buscema and Tom Palmer, ©1970 Marvel Comics "Duel In a Dark Dimension!" - Iron Man #26, written by Archie Goodwin, art by Don Heck and Johnny Craig, ©1970 Marvel Comics "And In This Corner... the Avengers!" - Incredible H…
 
The jolly bearded man himself, Alonso Duralde, writer of Have Yourself a Movie Little Christmas and co-host of Max Fun's own Maximum Film, as well as many, many other things, joins us to talk about the LEGENDARILY strange 1985 would-be Christmas blockbuster Santa Claus: The Movie, along with the usual shenanigans. Wikipedia entry for Santa Claus: T…
 
Despite what he said in the episode, Noah Campbell isn't just the guest we call in when absolutely everyone else has refused to do the show. He's also the guest we call in specifically when Marvel's heroes are acting like real creeps, and boy was there a lot of that this month. For an extra 25 minutes of this episode, support us on Patreon at the $…
 
Stuart leads Dan, Elliott, and friend of flop Zhubin Parang in part one (of two) of a short role-playing game. Listeners may already be familiar with the Hogsbottom Three from our appearance on The Adventure Zone, or from bonus episodes only available on the Maximum Fun member feed. (If you want to listen to the latter, consider becoming a MaxFun m…
 
Issues Covered In This Episode: "Captured -- In Viet Nam!" - Captain America #125, written by Stan Lee, art by Gene Colan and Frank Giacoia, ©1970 Marvel Comics "Mogol!" - Incredible Hulk #127, written by Roy Thomas, art by Herb Trimpe, ©1970 Marvel Comics "The Flame and the Fury!" - Silver Surfer #15, written by Stan Lee, art by John Buscema and D…
 
Hey, remember Crocodile Dundee? Remember him? Croc? Ol' Mick Dundee? Remember? Crocodile? Crocky D? Anyone? Well, The Very Excellent Mr. Dundee is about how no one remembers Crocodile Dundee star Paul Hogan, and he's also somehow the most important star in Hollywood. Take this strange journey with us, and with our delightful guest Ben Harrison, of …
 
Sally discusses her trip to Vienna, Austria to speak at the TED talk about diaries and the untold stories within them. We then transition to the early 1900's and Vaudeville, as Sally had an autograph album from 1908 owned by a Vaudeville performer, who asked other artists to sign the pages. Several of the autographs are by famous performers who wer…
 
Corey Mintz is a freelance food reporter for the New York Times, Globe and Mail, Eater, and other presigious media outlets, so we have no idea why he's slumming with us this week. A former cook and restaurant critic, he's the author of two and a half books, the latest of which is The Next Supper: The End of Restaurants as We Knew Them, and What Com…
 
Issues Covered In This Episode: "The Lady and the Tiger Shark!" - Sub-Mariner #24, written by Roy Thomas, art by John Buscema and Jim Mooney, ©1970 Marvel Comics "... Where Stalks the Night-Crawler!" - Incredible Hulk #126, written by Roy Thomas, art by Herb Trimpe, ©1970 Marvel Comics "Quoth the Nighthawk, 'Nevermore!'" - Daredevil #62, written by…
 
Here we are in No-vember, best known for having "no" theme. And we kick the month off with one of the most star-studded movies that absolutely made no cultural footprint whatsoever that you could hope to see -- Breaking News in Yuba County. Wikipedia entry for Breaking News in Yuba County Movies recommended in this episode: Primal Rage Titane New Y…
 
Joe Keatinge has forgotten more about Marvel Comics than you've ever known. And he's even written a few, like What If...? Age of Ultron and Morbius: The Living Vampire. When he's not crafting the stories that serve as the cornerstones of Marvel's 2021-22 TV and movie slate, he's delivering great creator-owned yarns like Ringside and Shutter. For an…
 
Issues Covered In This Episode: "Suprema, the Deadliest of the Species!" - Captain America #123, written by Stan Lee, art by Gene Colan and Joe Sinnott, ©1969 Marvel Comics "The Man Who Killed Tony Stark!!" - Iron Man #23, written by Archie Goodwin, art by George Tuska and Joe Gaudioso (Mike Esposito), ©1969 Marvel Comics "The Coming of... Orka!" -…
 
We're joined for a second Shocktober by Edgar Award-winning bestselling author, screenwriter, and secret bad movie fan Gillian Flynn, to discuss The Unholy, a horror movie about a Three's Company-level name misunderstanding. Paste https://feeds.simplecast.com/EOAFriME into iTunes (or your favorite podcatching software) to have new episodes of The F…
 
Those who woke up early this morning got the wrong episode -- due to a glitch, Dan ended up with a duplicate of an old file on his desktop, and that old episode is what he accidentally uploaded. This is just a note to let you know that if you delete the old file, and re-download today's episode, you will get the proper version of Episode #354 – The…
 
Douglas Wolk is the author of All of the Marvels: A Journey to the Ends of the Biggest Story Ever Told, for which he read every single Marvel superhero comic. It's available now, and if you're listening to this podcast, you are the target audience! Get yourself a copy today wherever books are sold (like Books with Pictures). Douglas is also the hos…
 
Issues Covered In This Episode: "From this Conflict... Death!" - Iron Man #22, written by Archie Goodwin, art by George Tuska and "Joe Gaudioso" (Mike Esposito), ©1969 Marvel Comics "The Sting of the Scorpion!" - Captain America #122, written by Stan Lee, art by Gene Colan and Joe Sinnott, ©1969 Marvel Comics "Showdown at Sea!" - Daredevil #60, wri…
 
The star of the show has returned, to answer all of our questions about ghost-sightings, but also to discuss the somehow both boring and wild adaptation of Henry James's The Turn of the Screw, The Turning. Learn more about Max Fun's Block Party here! Wikipedia entry for The Turning Movies recommended in this episode: The Fly To Live and Die in L.A.…
 
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