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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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Dec 19, 2016

Devin and Mark reflect on a turbulent year in world affairs and a fruitful one for pop culture, touching on Frank Ocean's Blond (0:00-9:40), the Longform podcast (9:40-18:15), Atlanta (18:15-33:40), O.J.: Made in America (33:40-42:20), The Lobster (42:20-47:30), Hell or High Water (47:30-54:50) and Moonlight (54:50-End).

Dec 7, 2016

Mark and Devin tackle two funny movies that deal with grief in different but comparable ways: The Edge of Seventeen (0:00-12:55) and Manchester by the Sea (12:55-end).

Nov 13, 2016

Mark and Devin regroup, in person, after a shocking election result and a consequential episode of "SNL."

Oct 22, 2016

Devin and Mark wrestle with their complicated thoughts and feelings on the unprecedented volume of TV shows available to watch on the modern pop culture landscape.

Sep 19, 2016

Devin and Mark take to their microphones immediately after the 2016 Emmy Awards broadcast concludes to discuss their thoughts on the show and tally the results of their predictions.

Sep 14, 2016

Devin and Mark reflect on the highs and lows of HBO’s The Night Of, one of the most intriguing shows of the summer.

Sep 6, 2016

Devin and Mark take a deep dive into the current output and possible legacy of Bill Simmons, a sports and pop culture media figure they find both fascinating and frustrating.

Aug 8, 2016

On this episode, Devin and Mark review one of their favorite movies of the year so far, Don’t Think Twice, which is set in the New York improv comedy scene. Then they transition to the “real thing,” assessing the recent departures of several prominent Saturday Night Live cast members and what the news might mean for the future of the show.

Jul 25, 2016

Devin and I talk about what worked and what didn’t with Ghostbusters. Directed by Paul Feig starring four of the funniest women alive, it’s a remake of a beloved 1984 comedy that’s attracted one of the most intensely sexist online controversies in recent memory. And…it’s pretty good!

Jul 15, 2016

Devin and Mark get to the bottom of the sea-based thriller The Shallows with their friend Erin Vail, returning for her second M&M Report of the last three.

Jul 6, 2016

Devin and Mark break down a bunch of movies they’ve seen in the last few weeks: Maggie’s Plan (1:10-7:40); Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (7:40-13:15); Money Monster (13:15-19:30); Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (19:30-25:30) and Weiner (25:30-end).

Jun 24, 2016

Devin and Mark welcomed returning guest Erin Vail for a discussion of D.C. TV shows, prompted by the series premiere of BrainDead and the excellent fifth season of Veep, which wraps up on Sunday.

Jun 14, 2016

Devin and I return to a topic to which they’ve only alluded in podcasts past: FX’s The Americans, starring Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell as KGB agents living among Americans in the United States at the height of the Cold War. Spoiler-y thoughts on the most recent season abound.

May 25, 2016

Devin’s back! And so is the M&M Report, with a wide-ranging discussion that frequently touches on pop culture subjects.

Welcome back, Devin: 0:00-2:00

Saturday Night Live: 2:00-17:30

Veep and Silicon Valley: 17:30-29:30

The Americans: 29:30-32:30

Lemonade: 32:30-44:00

Hamilton: 44:00-51:25

Chance the Rapper, Coloring Book: 51:25-56:30

Devin Doesn’t Like Things: Cryin’ Jordan: 56:30-End

May 2, 2016

Devin sits this episode out as Mark and special guest host Miranda Batch discuss their favorite scenes, characters and moments from Richard Linklater movies before delving into the filmmaker’s latest.

Feb 29, 2016

Devin and Mark commenced their third annual Oscars recap with a special guest: Chloe Johnson, who helped us sort out our feelings about Chris Rock, surprising winners, the lumpy telecast and the come-from-behind Best Picture victory of Spotlight.

Feb 24, 2016

Devin and Mark make predictions and discuss the diversity issues surrounding the 2016 Oscars.

Feb 15, 2016

Devin and I asked our friend Kevin Werner to rejoin us for a screening and discussion of Hail, Caesar! We enjoyed it, even if we weren’t quite sure and didn’t quite agree on what it all means.

Jan 25, 2016

Mark and Devin review Adam McKay’s political comedy The Big Short (00:45). Then they reflect on a brutal week of celebrity deaths (24:47).

Jan 14, 2016

Devin and Mark look back on their favorite movies, TV, music, cultural moments and more from the past year. Listen for Devin’s passionate-ish defense of Ballers and Mark's emotional reaction to the triumphant rise of Oscar Isaac, as well as their choices for favorite movie, SNL episode and late-night TV development.

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