Dorking Out Episode 53: The 40th Anniversary of Dorking Out Edition

Hey there, dorks. In this week’s very special episode, we revisit 40 years of Dorking Out for our one-year anniversary.

Wait, what?

That’s right. We’ve been recording test shows for the past 40 years to make sure all the bugs were worked out, and this time last year we realized we finally nailed it. So, while we have been recording the show for 40 years, it wasn’t official until last year.

So, to celebrate our first-year anniversary, we’re sharing with you our most memorable and most embarrassing moments from the past 40 years of shows, including a review of “Star Wars,” the arguments that got so heated one of quit, and the soap opera-drama that comes with creating a weekly show.

We hope you enjoy our dorky podcast. You can listen to us here, or you can find us on iTunes and Stitcher.

Dorking Out Episode 52: The Cars 3/Rough Night For Comedy Edition

Hey there, dorks. In this week’s episode, Juan Uriarte from the Instant Ramen podcast joins us to talk about “Car 3 and the Pixar’s film track record. Is “Cars 3” a hit like “Inside Out,” or is it more of a “Cars 2?” We talk about that.

In our second segment, we review the first big comedy of the summer, “Rough Night,” starring Scarlett Johansson and Kate McKinnon. And finally we end our show with what we’re dorking out about this week.

We hope you enjoy our dorky podcast. You can listen to us here, or you can find us on iTunes and Stitcher.

Dorking Out Episode 51: The Mummy Dearest Edition

Hey there, dorks. In this week’s episode, we review the first installment in Universal’s Dark Universe “The Mummy,” starring Tom Cruise.

In our second segment, we’re talking about the whole messy subject of cinematic universes, the latest blockbuster trend that may or may not be fizzling out. Peter Brown from Assignment X joins us to talk about the Dark Universe, counting your movie franchise eggs before they’re hatched, Marvel’s new “Black Panther” trailer, and what the success of “Wonder Woman” means for the DC Universe. 

All of that, plus what we’re dorking out about this week, including the cancelation of “Sense8” and “The Get Down,” and Chris talks about “Billions” on Showtime.

We hope you enjoy our dorky podcast. You can listen to us here, or you can find us on iTunes and Stitcher.

Dorking Out Episode 50: The Wonder Woman Edition

Hey there, dorks. In this week’s episode, we review “Wonder Woman” with some very special guests: Laura, Chris’s better half, and Margo D. from Book vs. Movie. There was a lot riding on the success of “Wonder Woman.” Would audiences come out to see a female superhero movie? Would the DC Universe finally make a good movie that rivals Marvel’s long-running and critically acclaimed franchise? “Wonder Woman” made more than $100 million at the box office, but is it good? We talk about that.

In our second second, Chris and Sonia talk about the recent controversies surrounding comedians Kathy Griffin and Bill Maher. How far is too far when it comes to comedy?

And finally, we end our show with what we’re dorking out about this week, including the return of Sonia’s other podcast, Old Movies, New Beer, and Chris’s recent Emmy win.

We hope you enjoy our dorky podcast. You can listen to us here, or you can find us on iTunes and Stitcher.

Dorking Out Episode 49: The Pirates of the Baywatch

Hey there, dorks. In this week’s episode, we review “War Machine,” starring Brad Pitt. This is Netflix’s first big attempt at blockbuster-style film making. How’d they do? We’re going to talk about that.

In our second segment, we have not one BUT TWO movie reviews for you, including “Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” and “Baywatch.”

And finally, we end our show with what we’re dorking out about this week, including the women-only screenings of “Wonder Woman” and savor-watching, which is the anti-binge watching. 

We hope you enjoy our dorky podcast. You can listen to us here, or you can find us on iTunes and Stitcher.

Dorking Out Episode 48: The Twin Peaks, Alien Covenant Walk With Me Edition

Hey there, dorks. In this week’s episode, we have some damn fine coffee and slice up some cherry pie that’ll kill ya and talk about “Twin Peaks,” which returned last night on Showtime.

In our second segment, Peter Brown from Assignment X joins us to review “Alien: Covenant,” which was the #1 movie at the box office this weekend.

And finally, we end the show with what we’re dorking out about this week, which includes the latest “Star Trek: Discovery” trailer. 

We hope you enjoy our dorky podcast. You can listen to us here, or you can find us on iTunes and Stitcher.

Dorking Out Episode 47: The TV Season Review & Extra Extra Our Favorite Movies About Journalism Edition

In this week’s episode, the TV Networks are unveiling their new fall schedules, which means they’re also announcing which TV shows have been canceled. Did your show make the cut? We’re going to talk about that with Peter Brown from Assignment X.

In our second segment, we talk about favorite movies about journalism. Why? Umm, no reason. It has nothing to do with current events. Nope.

And finally, we will end our show with what we’re dorking out about this week, including Larry Wilmore’s new podcast and which “Saturday Night Live” cast member should run for president.

We hope you enjoy our dorky podcast. You can listen to us here, or you can find us on iTunes and Stitcher.

Dorking Out Episode 46: The Guardians Of The Galaxy Save Franchise Films Edition

Hey there, dorks. In this week’s podcast, we review the 15th movie (!) in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, “Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2,” with friend of the show, and Sonia’s better half, David Tracy from Chaos Group and co-host of the podcast Old Movies, New Beer.

In our second segment, we do some serious deep dorking out about franchise films. Seriously. This might be the dorkiest thing we’ve ever done on this podcast. Chris made a spreadsheet and everything. We talk about the state of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and answer the question, “Are franchise movies getting better?”

And finally we end our show with what we’re dorking out about this week, including the MTV Movie & TV Awards and “Edge Of Tomorrow 2.” 

We hope you enjoy our dorky podcast. You can listen to us here, or you can find us on iTunes and Stitcher.

Dorking Out Episode 44: The Fargo In The Toy Box Edition

Hey there, dorks. In this week’s episode, we talk about the return of one of our favorite TV shows, “Fargo,” which just kicked off its third season last week.

We love to talk to people who works all kinds of different creative fields, so in our second segment, Chris interviews Nicholas Cravotta and Rebecca Bleau of Blue Matter Games. These award-winning board game designers were on a recent episode of ABC’s reality show “Toy Box.” Plus, Nicholas wrote the book, “The Space Between Doors.”

We end our show with what we’re dorking out about this week, including the book “Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign” and the announcement of the release dates for four more “Avatar” movies, which kicks off a lengthy argument between Sonia and Chris about whether or not “Avatar” is a good movie.

We hope you enjoy our dorky podcast. You can listen to us here, or you can find us on iTunes and Stitcher.

Dorking Out About Trailers Episode 4: The Last Jedi, Thor: Ragnarok, The Mummy And More

Hey there, dorks. Welcome to the fourth episode of Dorking Out About Trailers, our monthly roundtable discussion about movie trailers, co-hosted by Chris, Sonia and Peter Brown, associate editor of Assignment X.

In this month’s podcast, we talk about “The Last Jedi,” “Thor: Ragnarok,” “Baby Driver,” “Atomic Blonde,” “The Bad Batch,” “The Hitman’s Bodyguard” and “The Mummy.”

The Last Jedi


Predicted Rotten Tomatoes Score
Sonia: 90
Peter: 95
Chris: 94

Thor: Ragnarok


Predicted Rotten Tomatoes Score
Sonia: 80
Peter: 75
Chris: 82

Baby Driver


Predicted Rotten Tomatoes Score
Sonia: 90
Peter: 82
Chris: 87

Atomic Blonde


Sonia: 78
Peter: 84
Chris: 81

The Bad Batch


Predicted Rotten Tomatoes Score
Sonia: 45
Peter: 52
Chris: 60

The Hitman’s Bodyguard


Predicted Rotten Tomatoes Score
Sonia: 15
Peter: 28
Chris: 40

The Mummy


Predicted Rotten Tomatoes Score
Sonia: 50
Peter: 62
Chris: 45

We hope you enjoy our dorky podcast. You can listen to us here, or you can find us on iTunes and Stitcher.