Hitting Play

11
Feb

The Simpsons: The Town and Super Bowl LI (w/ Matt Selman)

Join Scott, Kevin, and Hamish as they welcome a very special guest, Simpsons executive producer Matt Selman, for a revisiting of the hilarious Boston-themed episode "The Town"! Listen as Matt shares some inside details about the episode, including its original story, involving conspiracies and red coats, a one-time only Easter egg for a re-airing of the episode, and how it became a wonderful love letter to Boston, how an episode is made, as well as the New England Patriots' recent improbable championship win, and how The Simpsons eerily predicted the victory and parade back in October! They'll also discuss Tom Brady's uncharacteristic local commercial, their individual experiences watching the big game last Sunday, and various Boston area eateries. If that wasn't enough, Matt addresses questions about a possible Simpsons movie sequel, a (hopefully far off) series finale, and also talks about a possible episode for next season, and much, much more! This one is a ton of fun, especially if you share a love of The Simpsons and Boston sports. So grab a grinder and a bottle of Brockton's Best, and move from Springfield to Boston along with us!
 
If you're listening as this episode is released, make sure to set your DVRs or watch The Simpsons on FOX this Sunday, February 12th at 7:30pm, and lookout for a one-time special Easter egg reference to the New England Patriots' championship win!
 
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4
Jan

Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch (w/ Scott Ross AKA Scotty Gee)

Join Scott and his special guest, the very talented Scott Ross, (AKA Scotty Gee of Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch) for a fun episode about Scotty's journey from dancing in Boston to touring the world as a member of one of the most popular hip hop groups of the 90's. He'll talk about being called by Donny Wahlberg, working with Mark Wahlberg, signing with Interscope, filming the music video for their smash hit "Good Vibrations", performing on The Tonight Show and The Arsenio Hall Show, and even appearing in a Sega video game. They'll also talk about his current career in music with Full Sircle Entertainment, managing bands and teaching dance at his Dream Studios locations. So join us for a fun look back at some good vibrations! 
 
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28
Dec

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

WARNING: SPOILERS AND MAJOR PLOT POINTS ARE DISCUSSED IN THIS EPISODE! MAKE SURE YOU SEE THE MOVIE BEFORE LISTENING! 
 
Join Scott and special guests Hamish and Paul for this discussion and review of one of the most anticipated movies of the year: "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"! Listen as they share their own viewing experiences, discuss details of the movie scene-by-scene, highlight the many nods to the the original trilogy, and compare the trailers to the final product they saw on the screen. They'll breakdown elements of the film that drew from George Lucas' original 70's source material like the Whills and Darth Vader's sanctum, as well as characters, vehicles and terms from modern Star Wars properties like Clone Wars and Star Wars: Rebels! They'll share their thoughts on the movie's plot, unexpected moments, and thrilling conclusion. What changes were made in reshoots? How well does the story fit Star Wars canon? Was it the best Star Wars prequel? These questions are answered and many, many more! So grab a glass of blue milk, snuggle up with Bor Gullet, and may the force be with you! 
 
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9
Nov

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (w/ Steve Lavigne)

Join Scott as he welcomes a very special guest to the show: an artist, illustrator and letterer for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, (and a guy described as the inspiration for the character Michelangelo), Steve Lavigne! Listen as Steve talks about the early days of the Turtles, from working with creators Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird out of his apartment, to seeing the underground comic book expand to include a popular toy line and animated series, all within a span of three years! He'll also share some stories from the set of of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles feature film, including getting to meet the great Jim Henson! From working on TMNT comics, and action figure designs, to creating most of the licensing art you've seen on your favorite Turtle products, and owning and operating the great store and gallery, Shellback Artworks, Steve has been involved in all things TNMT for decades! So sit back, grab yourself a slice (hold the anchovies, dude!) and listen to a great conversation about everyone's favorite Turtles! Cowabunga! 
 
Make sure to follow Steve at Shellback Artworks' Facebook page for all of the latest updates on his comic con appearances, online store, and his board game Kickstarter! 
 
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19
Oct

Am I Right?? (w/ Jesse Pruden and Evan Wilson)

Join Scott and his very special guests, hosts of the hilarious Canadian Comedy Award nominated radio show "Am I Right??", Jesse Pruden and Evan Wilson! Evan and Jesse are usually in Calgary, but for this conversation, they are strewn about Canada with Jesse angrily sitting on a park bench in Vancouver while Evan enjoys a coffee at the airport in Edmonton. Listen as they discuss some memorable moments from the long run of their radio show. From hilarious returning guests like Andy Kindler and Tom Scharpling, to teaching Norm MacDonald about Twitter, and other times the interviews did go as planned. They'll also ramble on about Pop-Up Video, Del Amitri, and so much more! This episode was a blast! So grab your headphones, and get ready for this continent spanning conversation! 

Listen to the return of "Am I Right??" here: http://cjsw.com/program/the-throwback-am-i-right/ 

Or check out their archives on iTunes: https://itun.es/us/RxbRt.c 

And don't forget to donate to CJSW's annual funding drive! 

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17
Aug

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (Official Trailer and International Trailer)

Join Scott and his special guest, resident Star Wars expert Paul, as they break down and review the new "Official Trailer" for the highly anticipated, latest offering of the Star Wars franchise: "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"! Listen as they discuss each new scene, pointing out details you may have missed, and speculating on the possible plot lines. They'll discuss notable changes due to reshoots, new information about the planet Jedha, our first looks at new ships and terrains, and theories regarding the Death Star's imminent test. Also included is a bonus segment where Paul and Scott discuss a new piece of information only found in the international trailer, and how this piece fits in the overall puzzle. From theories about Kyber crystals and Jyn's father, to guesses about the roles of Saw Gerrera and Darth Vader, they cover it all! May the force be with you! 

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10
May

Tom Goes to the Mayor: Glass Eyes

Join Scott, and um, a familiar guest, as they review "Glass Eyes", a hilarious episode of the Adult Swim animated cult hit, created by Tim and Eric: "Tom Goes To the Mayor"! Listen as they discuss how Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim mailed copies of their funny videos to their comedic idols, and how one recipient gave them their big break. They'll also talk about the original pitch for the show, why this episode had to be rewritten numerous times, and the complicated absurdity of this episode, which required Tim and Eric to make a chart in their office. From community spirit, shopping, and food, to barrel goats, archery, and glass eyes, this one has it all. So sit back with a hoogie, protect your eyes, and enjoy the show! 

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28
Mar

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? and More (w/ Kristen Bartlett and Jason Gore)

Join Scott and his very special guests, Kristen Bartlett and Jason Gore, as they discuss some recent big moments in their lives and careers. Listen as they talk about working with the great Tom Scharpling on "The Best Show" and its podcast "The Half Hour of Power" as well as being extras in The Best Show's Adult Swim special "The Newbridge Tourism Board Presents: We're Newbridge, We're Comin' To Get Ya!". Kristen also talks about her recent appearance in Natasha Rothwell's episode of the Netflix series "The Characters", and takes us through the exciting and strange experience of winning $20,000 on "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" There's also a bunch more talk about The Best Show, Cape Cod, and Supermarket Sweep! So sit back, lock it in, and let it be your final answer! 

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Watch Kristen in Natasha Rothwell's episode of "The Characters" on Netflix! 

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30
Nov

Aqua Teen Hunger Force: The Shaving (w/ “Morgan Freeman”)

Join Scott and his very special guest, Aqua Teen expert "Morgan Freeman" (wink, wink) as they breakdown The Shaving, a classic episode of the funny and surreal Adult Swim animated series Created by Matt Maiellaro and Dave Willis: Aqua Teen Hunger Force! Listen as they talk about the onion-like creature voiced by The Best Show's host Tom Scharpling, how the show's creators pitched the show a little differently, and the shocking reveal at the end. Also, Scott talks about the origin of the characters Master Shake, Frylock, and Meatwad, "Morgan" talks about his own experiences about watching this episode, then this episode finishes with a shocking reveal of its own! It's the weirdest episode of Hitting Play yet! 

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21
Sep

COMMENTARY: Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace

Join Scott and special guest, Star Wars expert Paul as they travel down a painful road, delve deep into a dark memory from their childhoods, and watch George Lucas' first installment of the Star Wars prequels: the infamous "Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace"! Listen as they discuss some of the terrible CGI, the crazy names and backstories for the many background characters, and make a somewhat modest defense for Jake Lloyd. (Hey, he was just a kid.) They'll point out cameos you may have missed, talk about "Episode I Racer" for Nintendo 64, and reminisce about falling for the hype and buying merchandise for the movie. All in real time as they watch the movie!!! Oh, and a "mystery guest" also calls in! 

It's a regular episode, but as an added bonus, it also syncs up with the movie! So, if you can, pop in your copy of the movie and listen along, otherwise just listen and enjoy our misery! 

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