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The M&M Report

Devin Mitchell and Mark Lieberman discuss the latest developments in popular culture, from the movie of the week to the TV show of the moment.
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Aug 21, 2019

Devin and Mark welcome returning guest Erin Vail to check in on the delightfully upsetting Succession as it begins its second season on HBO.

Jun 7, 2019

Mark and Devin examine their evolving relationship with the social media platform Twitter and offer some recommendations for using it in personally fulfilling ways.

Mar 27, 2019

Devin and Mark, along with horror correspondent Kevin Werner, debate and discuss Us, Jordan Peele's follow-up to Get Out.

Listen to Sean Fennessey's interview with Peele. Read Reggie Ugwu's profile of Lupita Nyong'o. Ponder Jordan Crucchiola's interpetation of the ending.

Subscribe to Devin and Kevin's politics podcast Friendly Fire.

Mar 18, 2019

Mark and Devin briefly discuss Bo Burnham's film Eighth Grade. Then Mark gets an alternate perspective on the movie from a recent graduate of eighth grade.

Feb 25, 2019

For the sixth year in a row, Devin and Mark react to the Oscars telecast minutes after it ends.

Feb 9, 2019

Devin and Mark discuss some of the major storylines surrounding the upcoming 91st Academy Awards on February 24 and explore why they are so invested in the annual ceremony. In between, they fight about Vice, one of the films that received the most Oscar nominations.

Dec 18, 2018

Mark and Devin wrap up 2018 with reviews of some of their favo(u)rite movies of this year: Roma (0:00 - 13:20), Widows (13:20 - 23:20), Can You Ever Forgive Me? (23:20 - 29:00) and The Favourite (29:00 - 37:30). Plus: brief mentions of one movie that Devin saw but Mark didn't (The Front Runner) and one movie that Mark watched but Devin didn't (The Ballad of Buster Scruggs).

Oct 19, 2018

Devin and Mark swap takes on shows they've been watching recently.

The Good Place: 0:00 - 3:00

BoJack Horseman: 3:00 - 8:30

Insecure: 8:30 - 13:30

Forever: 13:30 - 19:45

Succession: 19:45 - 28:15 

American Vandal: 28:15 - 33:10 

Big Brother: 33-10 - End

Oct 12, 2018

Devin and Mark go off the deep end. Watch as they dive in.

Sep 27, 2018

Mark and Devin celebrate the five-year anniversary of their podcast (!) by exploring their pop culture origin stories and uncovering a few embarrassing secrets along the way.

The soundtrack for this episode is Katy Perry's "Roar," which was number one on the Billboard Hot 100 on the day Mark and Devin released the first episode of The M&M Report.

Sep 4, 2018

Mark and Devin look ahead to a busy movie season and preview their most anticipated releases: Widows (2:30-6:00), If Beale Street Could Talk (6:00-9:55), Backseat (9:55-18:05), Roma (18:05-23:15), Mary Queen of Scots (23:15-25:15), First Man (25:15-31:55) and The Land of Steady Habits (31:55).

Jul 30, 2018

Mark and Devin accept the impossible mission of marveling at the action in "Mission: Impossible — Fallout" while keeping top of mind the sinister implications of Tom Cruise's stardom.

Jul 2, 2018

Devin and Mark return from a long hiatus to discuss Set It Up (0:00-21:00) and First Reformed (21:00-End).

May 2, 2018

It's a full episode about the emotional devastation that comes with being a trained assassin (or being near one), courtesy of Killing Eve on BBC America (0:00-17:45) and Barry on HBO (17:45-End).

Apr 5, 2018

Mark and Devin review Steven Soderbergh's latest post-retirement film Unsane, which is not the work of a man who has committed to retirement in any literal sense.

Mar 6, 2018

Devin and Mark hit "record" on AN episode just minutes after the 2018 Oscars. This is not that episode. But it's close enough.

Feb 17, 2018

Mark and Devin try very hard not to spoil The Good Place (0:00-4:50)...and then they just give up and spoil it, because (the after)life's too short (4:50-End).

After you listen, check out TV critic Alison Herman's interview about the show with her philosopher father.

Jan 24, 2018

West Coast correspondent Erin Vail returns to nerd out with Devin and Mark over Star Wars: The Last Jedi (0:00-23:20). Then they poke gentle fun at The Post for being, well, not unsubtle (23:20-38:50). Before she leaves, Erin drops a few pop culture recommendations of her own (38:50-end).

For more Erin content, check out her podcast, writing for The Prompt and consistently delightful Twitter feed.

 

Jan 9, 2018

Devin and Mark review Aaron Sorkin's directorial debut and 2017's most luscious romance (not the same movie).

Dec 19, 2017

Devin and Mark bid a fond (?) farewell to 2017 with a look back at the third season of Mr. Robot.

Dec 13, 2017

Devin and Mark review Lady Bird, a good movie.

Dec 5, 2017

Kevin Werner rejoins the podcast as a special Missouri correspondent to debate Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri with Devin and Mark.

Nov 13, 2017

Devin and Mark review The Florida Project, an intriguing and heart-wrenching film worth seeing amid a weak fall movie season.

Oct 16, 2017

Mark and Devin examine the recent spate of sexual assault and harassment allegations against Hollywood superproducer Harvey Weinstein. They consider how such heinous crimes could have been permitted to continue for more than three decades, and what this escalating news story says about the hidden culture behind the entertainment products they love to consume.

If you want to offer feedback or constructive criticisms about this episode, please reach out on Twitter or by email. We're not scholars on these subjects, and we're eager for comments from perspectives other than our own.

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