Sinopsis

Two idiots who decided to start a pop culture podcast because we were bored and like talking about movies and tv and stuff. We'll do our best to keep it interesting and fun.

Episodios

  • OM 36 - MCU Month Pt. 2: The Avengers

    OM 36 - MCU Month Pt. 2: The Avengers

    26/04/2019 Duración: 01h03min

    It's time for the thrilling conclusion of Officially Medial's MCU Month! And we're going out in style with the first movie that brought all of these characters together, The Avengers. Does it hold up? Does it still feel as innovative today as it did back in 2012? Tune in to find out! Then we talk about some brilliant pop tunes in Music Time before finishing up with a Netflix recommendation and *another* Marvel movie??? Wow. Intro/Outro music: The Long Hike by Louie Zong louiezong.bandcamp.com Email us at officiallymedial@gmail.com

  • OM 35 - MCU Month Pt. 1: Iron Man

    OM 35 - MCU Month Pt. 1: Iron Man

    11/04/2019 Duración: 01h11min

    Welcome to April, friends! Avengers: Endgame will quickly be upon us so Ben and Erik decided to spend this month looking back at a couple of movies that were very formative to what the MCU would ultimately become. They kick it off with Iron Man! Listen to see if it still holds up in the eyes of our hosts! Then they spend some time talking about love songs and pop jams before finishing up recommending a deep diving podcast and a hilarious tv show. Get into it! Intro and outro music: "The Long Hike" provided by Louie Zong. louiezong.bandcamp.com

  • OM 34 - What Happened to Us?

    OM 34 - What Happened to Us?

    28/03/2019 Duración: 01h01min

    Jordan Peele just released a new horror movie called Us so you know that Ben and Erik were going to go check it out. Is it good? Could it possibly live up to the hype surrounding it following Peele's first movie, Get Out? Tune in to listen to the boys as they share their thoughts. Afterwards, Erik shares a new song from his favorite folk duo and Ben recommends something a little punky for Music Time. Then they talk about a returning tv show and an author to close out the show. You don't want to miss it! Send questions, comments, and concerns to officiallymedial@gmail.com We'd love it if you considered rating and reviewing us on the Apple podcasts app! It helps more people find the show! Intro and outro music - "The Long Hike" by Louie Zong louiezong.bandcamp.com

  • OM 33 - O Captain! My Captain!

    OM 33 - O Captain! My Captain!

    15/03/2019 Duración: 01h18min

    It's March so you know what that means! It's blockbuster season baby! Join Erik and Ben as they talk about the movie kicking it off - Captain Marvel. And stay tuned to hear Ben talk about an indie rock song he loves and Erik discuss a movie soundtrack that moved him quite a bit. Then they finish up by recommending another space movie and a brand new streaming tv show! You don't want to miss it! Intro/Outro music courtesy of Louie Zong louiezong.bandcamp.com Please rate and review us on Apple Podcasts! Thank you!

  • OM 32 -QA Day!

    OM 32 -Q&A Day!

    28/02/2019 Duración: 01h46min

    Ben and Erik have been wanting to do a question and answer episode of their podcast for ages so they're finally just going to do it, okay? Listen to them talk about childhood tv crushes, how they met, what they think about streaming platforms, and many many other things - arguably too many things actually. Like this is a much longer episode than normal because they answered so many. This may have been a mistake. Oh well!

  • OM 31 - Were Worried About the Oscars

    OM 31 - We're Worried About the Oscars

    14/02/2019 Duración: 01h26min

    The Academy Awards are in ten days and the boys are getting a liiiiittle nervous about who the Academy might be giving Oscars to. Tune in to hear them break down the "big" categories and talk about who is likely to win versus who they want to win. Then, after talking about some new music for Music Time, hear Ben talk about a show he's been catching up on before Erik recommends a sequel of sorts to a previous recommendation. This episode really has it all, huh? Into and outro music: "The Long Hike" by Louie Zong louiezong.bandcamp.com Email your questions and comments to officiallymedial@gmail.com

  • OM 30 - We Watched The Watchmen

    OM 30 - We Watched The Watchmen

    31/01/2019 Duración: 01h02min

    Did you know that HBO is about to release a show based loosely on Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' seminal work, Watchmen? Did you also know that there was already an adaptation made by Zack Snyder back in 2009? You did? Wow, maybe *you* should be hosting this podcast! Well, Ben and Erik decided to revisit the latter in anticipation of the former and, boy, is it...something. Tune in to find out just how much something it was. Then they talk about scores they've been enjoying for Music Time and finish up by recommending an epic cartoon and a docuseries about funny people. Oh and there's a very special announcement at the end of the episode so please stick around for that! Intro and outro music provided by Louie Zong https://louiezong.bandcamp.com Send questions and comments to officiallymedial@gmail.com

  • OM 29 - Best of 2018

    OM 29 - Best of 2018

    17/01/2019 Duración: 01h30min

    It's finally 2019 and what better way is there to start the year than looking at the one we just left? So Ben and Erik did what they do best and ranked the best of just about everything they consumed in 2018. Come along and see what they liked and *really* liked. Sounds fun, right? RIGHT?! Intro and outro music: The Long Hike by Louie Zong louiezong.bandcamp.com

  • OM 28 - A Destruction That Calls Itself Truth

    OM 28 - A Destruction That Calls Itself Truth

    27/12/2018 Duración: 01h04min

    We're back with our final episode of 2018 and boy is it a doozy! First off, Ben and Erik talk about their experiences growing up Evangelical as it relates to Joel Edgerton's terrific and heartbreaking new movie, Boy Erased. Then they talk about subversive pop songs and cozy winter favorites for Music Time before finishing strong with another movie that Erik loved and a video game that is taking Ben back to his roots. Go listen! Support Louie Zong: louiezong.bandcamp.com

  • OM 27 - A Quasi-Christmas Party

    OM 27 - A Quasi-Christmas Party

    14/12/2018 Duración: 01h07min

    Ho ho ho! Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! This week we have a very special almost-entirely-Christmas themed episode! We talk about our favorite holiday songs and our favorite holiday media. But before that, we dive deep into the amazing documentary, Mind the Gap. Nothing goes together better than evergreen trees, snow, presents, Santa Claus, and SKATEBOARDING. You won't want to miss it! Intro music provided by Louie Zong. Find more of his music at louiezong.bandcamp.com

  • OM 26 - On Wildlife and Broken Homes

    OM 26 - On Wildlife and Broken Homes

    30/11/2018 Duración: 01h12min

    Paul Dano has directed one of the best films of the year and this week we talk all about it. Wildlife is about a marriage and a family falling apart in real time. We both have some experience in this department so it should come as no surprise that this episode is one of our most personal to date. Then, to lighten the mood, Erik talks about one of his favorite fall artists and a documentary he loved and Ben brings a shiny new super group to the table along with a comic he enjoyed!

  • OM 25 - It Turns Out Family Was The Scariest Thing All Along

    OM 25 - It Turns Out Family Was The Scariest Thing All Along

    16/11/2018 Duración: 01h13s

    Happy November everyone! We're back with another banging episode of Officially Medial! This week we talk about the hot new Netflix show, The Haunting of Hill House. Then we bring our favorite pop singer and a brand-new UK artist to Music Time. Finally, Ben recommends his favorite video game based party game and Erik brings a book that has moved him deeply. It's pretty good! Give it a listen, won't you? Opening and closing heme music provided by Louie Zong -https://louiezong.bandcamp.com

  • OM 24 - This Is Halloween Part 2!

    OM 24 - This Is Halloween Part 2!

    25/10/2018 Duración: 57min

    We're back just like we promised! See? We're totally trustworthy. This week we're talking about the newly released sequel to Halloween called, uh, Halloween. That can't be right. Let me check my papers. Huh. No, that's right. Well anyway, join Erik and Ben as they break down what they loved about the movie and how it cleverly subverts and builds on the original source material. Then stick around for some Music Time before the boys talk about a new video game and a funny tv show! Wow! This podcast really has it all. You can find Louie Zong's music here: https://louiezong.bandcamp.com/album/more-beats

  • OM 23 - This Is Halloween! (Part One)

    OM 23 - This Is Halloween! (Part One)

    11/10/2018 Duración: 50min

    Welcome to Spooky Month where Erik and Ben will be your guides! This time we're talking about John Carpenter's classic slasher flick, Halloween. Does it still hold up? Is it scary? Did it give Ben nightmares since he's such a weenie? Listen to find out! And stick around for the debut of a new segment before we recommend the latest and greatest new Netflix show along with a great read. You won't want to miss it! "The Long Hike" provided by Louie Zong https://louiezong.bandcamp.com/album/more-beats

  • OM 22 - The Grim Adventures of Nicholas Cage  Mandy

    OM 22 - The Grim Adventures of Nicholas Cage & Mandy

    27/09/2018 Duración: 44min

    Aaaaaaaaand we're back! After a month away we're here to talk about the truly insane new Nicholas Cage movie, Mandy. Listen as we struggle to put into words what exactly the experience was like! Then we take some time to recommend a new Netflix show and a video game. Make sure to stick around to the end for an exciting (we think) announcement!

  • OM 21 - Officially Medial Goes Rogue?!?!

    OM 21 - Officially Medial Goes Rogue?!?!

    03/08/2018 Duración: 52min

    In anticipation of Mission: Impossible - Fallout, the boys talk about the previous movie in the series - Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation. Then they talk about a new show on FX that Erik is enjoying and a movie about middle school that Ben just saw! Don't miss it!

  • OM 20 - The Best of 2018 (So Far) w/ Mike Bennett!

    OM 20 - The Best of 2018 (So Far) w/ Mike Bennett!

    16/07/2018 Duración: 01h19min

    It's summer time baby and you know what that means??? Summer movies! And just movies in general if you really think about it. Ben and Erik are joined by their good friend Mike Bennett (@mikebennettart) to talk about their own Top 5 movies of 2018 so far. Then they get into video games and a couple of tv shows you should be watching! Check it out!

  • OM 19 - Solo Was Fun Come Fight Us

    OM 19 - Solo Was Fun Come Fight Us

    07/06/2018 Duración: 53min

    This month Ben and Erik talk about Solo: A Star Wars Story! It hasn't done well at the box office but (spoiler alert) we quite liked it! Listen to us talk about why. And stick around to hear Erik talk about a horse movie that somehow isn't War Horse (???) and Ben recommend new music again! We are nothing if not predictable! Intro/Outro music provided by Louie Zong. Check him out at louiezong.bandcamp.com

  • OM 18 - To Infinity (War) and Beyond

    OM 18 - To Infinity (War) and Beyond

    08/05/2018 Duración: 01h15min

    In this very very late episode of the podcast, Ben and Erik talk all about Infinity War! Has Marvel done it again? Is this movie worth seeing? I mean, yeah, probably. Erik also talks about an author he's enjoying and Ben breaks the rules and recommends three musicians he's digging at the moment. Don't miss it! And, as always, thanks to Louie Kong for the use of our theme song, "The Long Hike".

  • OM 17 - Learning A New Way Through Extremity

    OM 17 - Learning A New Way Through Extremity

    03/04/2018 Duración: 01h20min

    This month Erik and Ben do a very deep dive into Daniel Warren Johnson's incredible comic, Extremity. We arguably talk about it too long but it's just so dang good, you guys. We also recommend the completely transfixing new sci-fi movie, Annihilation, and the new Netflix original series, On My Block! Check it out!

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