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Munch My Benson, the seminal SVU podcast, is the twisted spawn of co-hosts Adam Schwitters and Josh Duggan, celebrating the splendid and often wildly inappropriate lunacy found only on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Each week The Randomizer spits out a new episode, and they dive deep into the heinous murk before rating it in terms of overall quality, guest star performances, the degree to which the episode was problematic (the more, the better), and the depth and breadth of lives ruined ...
 
Whether you're new to the squad or a certified die-hard, NBC's official Law & Order: SVU Podcast is a celebration of the show's 21 years of groundbreaking storytelling. Hosted by Anthony Roman, we're digging deep into TV’s longest-running primetime drama. Every week, you'll go inside the squadroom for behind-the-scenes episode intel from the cast and crew and learn how inspiration for the ripped-from-the-headlines episodes strikes. And that’s not all! We’ll be rolling out radio-style episode ...
 
An award-winning, original, investigative series made by the team behind the acclaimed PBS documentary show, FRONTLINE. From the long and deadly arm of 9/11, to a police shooting in West Virginia with a startling twist, to what life is really like for children living in a Kenyan refugee camp, each episode follows a different reporter through an investigation that sometimes is years in the making. The FRONTLINE Dispatch – because some stories are meant to be heard. Produced at FRONTLINE’s hea ...
 
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On this week's episode hosts Aviv and Matt view and review season 8 episode 13 of SVU - Loophole! Get ready to feel the burn on this ep. This episode has everything including Bill Goldberg on PCP to open the episode! Matt switches back to a iPhone and it causes a whole fucking thing resulting in a delay in recording this week's episode. Matt and Ca…
 
While we felt like the title of SVU season 8 episode 22 "Screwed" was a little on the nose, it did provide ample ground for the usual munchie business. We brainstorm a potential series of extreme #Beachhead fanfic, Adam casts his dog's voice actor, and Josh proposes an elaborate conspiracy by the show runners against their own cast members. Enjoy! …
 
On this wee's episode Aviv and Matt view and review season 8 episode 11 of SVU - Outsider! Aviv teases that this is a watershed moment for SVU with the introduction of a new character in this week's episode. The guys determine that Matt would be Fin in this week's episode. Matt get's his second shot, making this podcast 100% vaccinated. Aviv talks …
 
Strap in for a wild ride, Munchies. This episode of SVU—”Ritual” (S5E14), featuring Emmy-winner Michael Emerson—starts in a park with an apparent ritual sacrifice and dives head first into the world of child slavery, complete with a Fin undercover op and possible Upper East Side blue-hair slave auctions. Along the way, Adam and Josh practice Santer…
 
A car bomb kills Kathy Stabler while she and Elliot return from Italy to NYC. While SVU looks for who's behind the attack, Olivia works on her feelings about Elliot walking out of her life a decade ago. Later, Stabler's organized crime task force zeroes in on a mob boss behind the bomb...but it's his son who's been pulling the strings all along. We…
 
Stabler’s back! Mariska Hargitay and Christopher Meloni are celebrating the groundbreaking Law & Order crossover event with a candid discussion about Stabler’s new show, Law & Order: Organized Crime, how reprising their iconic partnership was like getting into a warm bath, and what’s next for Benson and Stabler.…
 
Rejoice, Diehards! Mariska Hargitay and Christopher Meloni are together again, and we’re bringing you the behind-the-scenes secrets of the Benson/Stabler reunion 10 years in the making. Hosted by Anthony Roman, this very special episode of the Squadroom will dive into Stabler’s new show, Law & Order: Organized Crime and so much more. Coming April 2…
 
A little late today, but Aviv and Matt discuss S8 E11 BURNED. Oh man this episode is a doozy! And Aviv is woozy from his second vaccine! Blair Underwood guest stars, and we read an incredible email from Sam, formerly known as AcidBass32. And you can pick up your copy of College Party Mixtape, vol. 1 at jacobthehorse.bandcamp.com or wherever you get…
 
Another week another problematic turn from the heinous minds at Law & Order: SVU. This time we are watching "Rockabye" (S7E9), an episode which upsets Max, poses numerous questions about the cutlery skills of a mid-Atlantic runaway sex worker, and forces Josh to make highly problematic threats against Billy Chenowith's awful Dad. Music: Divorcio Su…
 
It's the final Steven Seagal Sunday and the fellas discuss Half Past Dead! Predictably Aviv loves it and Matt does not. But to Matt's great glee this is the last installment of Steven Seagal Sunday! Stay tuned at the end to hear the final rankings. And you can pick up your copy of College Party Mixtape, vol. 1 at jacobthehorse.bandcamp.com or where…
 
Super sized mailbag and Takedown Theatre today! We talk Zack Snyder's Justice League, the shrimp guy, and backlash on Matt not appreciating The Princess Bride enough. If you want to read the unmade Justice League movie, DM Aviv on Twitter and/or Instagram @rambocalrissian. And you can pick up your copy of College Party Mixtape, vol. 1 at jacobtheho…
 
For years, hundreds of workers at the Gopher Resource lead smelting plant in Florida were exposed to dangerous levels of lead in the air. "Poisoned," a new investigative series from the Tampa Bay Times, in collaboration with FRONTLINE's Local Journalism Initiative, uncovers the consequences of what happened. Times reporters Corey G. Johnson, Rebecc…
 
Goren and Eames learn a murdered man had been spending money on an inspirational teen dying of ALS. Though despite her rabid fanbase and her best-selling book, no one has ever seen the girl face-to-face. Would someone kill to keep up the charade? We're talking about Criminal Intent season 1 episode 21 "Faith." Our guest is comedienne and podcaster …
 
After Adam tells of his travails in the recent Texas winter storm and ensuing power outages, the Munchie Boys get down to business, reckoning with the ghosts of series past while persevering through an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit featuring a robot child mimicking human emotion stuck in the strangest of custody battles in “Stolen” (…
 
Aviv and Matt discuss SVU season 8 episode 10, Scheherazade. Discussions also include Aviv receiving management notes for a script he wrote, the real life SVU case that Matt watched a documentary about this week, Allen vs Farrow, mailbag and plenty of asides into Matt and Aviv's own history. Give us a rate and review wherever fine podcasts are sold…
 
On this week's episode Aviv and Matt view and review season 8 episode 9 - choreographed! Matt starts out by totally psyching himself out of the intro, and Aviv gets his vaccine! Matt busts out his Owen Wilson impression and talks about his family getting their vaccine as well. The guys share their hope for the future as far as COVID goes. The guys …
 
Look, we don't expect Season 1 episodes of SVU to get all the details exactly right, but in "Chat Room" (S1E18) the show gets the basics of the internet so gloriously wrong that it actually conjures many, many things into existence that didn't exist yet. Catfishing? Yeah, SVU invented that. Revenge porn? That too, sadly. Bitcoin, ffs?! Yes, Dickwol…
 
On this week's bonus episode hosts Aviv and Matt dive into the mailbag! The guys catch up on two weeks of mailbag and give a peek behind the curtain. Aviv gives a plug for his band's, Jacob the Horse, new album, check it out! Give us a rate and review wherever fine podcasts are sold, tweet at us @svupodcast (which we cannot stress enough is the off…
 
Benson and Stabler hunt a religious fanatic who's killing prostitutes. A pregnant call girl is their only witness, but before she can identify the suspect, her baby is born prematurely. As the severely disabled child clings to life, the mother gives power-of-attorney to Olivia who must decide her fate. We're talking about SVU season 11 episode 14 "…
 
Sometimes the Randomizer giveth; sometimes it taketh away. It’s sort of like SVU that way. This week it gave an episode that takes us all on a wild ride from a stairwell in Chelsea to the grim realities of life in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Along the way, jealousy abounds, Benbot enjoy a romantic candlelit dinner, Adam breaks down the past 1…
 
For Dani Beck's final episode she has to take care of a young firestarter played by Elle Fanning. Matt and Aviv discover a love for the Mark Wahlberg movie, Fear, and particular scene involving a Ferris wheel. Digressions include: Parks and Rec, Werner Herzog, and OJ Simpson. Give us a rate and review wherever you get you podcasts, tweet at us @svu…
 
What happens when a quaint little ripped-from-the-headlines Law and Order: SVU plot becomes a raging storm of insanity that sweeps the nation and leads a ragtag mob of jet ski dealers, realtors, and Neo-Nazi extremists to invade the United States Capitol? Well, the Munchie crew does their level best to answer this question and many many more as the…
 
This is finally the the episode Matt has been waiting for: Dani Beck and Elliott Stabler consummate their relationship, but not in the way he remembered. Aviv and Matt discuss Underbelly from Season 8 of SVU. Tons of connections to The Wire in this week's episode, starring both Michael Kenneth Williams and Julito McCullum. Other digressions include…
 
On this bonus ep Matt and Aviv dive into the mailbag, including a story from acidbase32. Give us a rate and review wherever you get you podcasts, tweet at us @svupodcast (which we cannot stress enough is the official twitter handle of Law and Order SVU, and you can take that to the bank, the blood bank senator!) or for longer and weirder stuff send…
 
On this very special bonus episode hosts Aviv and Matt view and review the 1998 bizarre classic Steven Segal Film - The Patriot. Give us a rate and review wherever you get your podcasts, tweet at us @svupodcast (which we cannot stress enough is the official Twitter handle of Law and Order SVU, and you can take that to the bank, the blood bank senat…
 
Benson and Stabler think a teen plucked from the river is a Ukrainian sex slave, but learn she's actually a prep school mathematics champion with an abusive father. Attention turns to her class rival (played by Sarah Hyland) who's been awake for days on pills to help her study. We're talking about SVU season 10 episode 12 "Hothouse." Our special gu…
 
On this week's episode hosts Aviv and Matt view and review season 8 episode 6 - Infiltrated! The guys come out basically starting a new bit that boy they really explore later in the episode. Matt talks about his two three day weekends and how awful the Super Bowl was, and the guys debate Tom Brady. The guys talk about how they've been in a bit of a…
 
You know things get weird when Adam cops to snagging discarded prosthetic body parts from beside a dumpster, but that’s the journey that “Parts” (S6E22) takes the Munchie Boys on this week. A wildly discordant episode sends us careening from possible psychopathic killer dismembering his victims to the interesting world of the hasidim to body parts …
 
On this week's episode hosts Aviv and Matt view and review season 8 episode 5 of SVU - Confrontation! The guys discuss how our l listeners enjoy watching the hosts considering how this is an audio medium. Matt makes a reference to the river of sticks, and the guys discuss the mailbag timeline. Aviv gives a plug to his band Jacob the Horse (check ou…
 
Though "Turmoil" (S11E8) was not the best SVU in the series, this slapped together melange of homoerotic fan service, intra-Stabler household drama, impossible travel times, and substandard professional ethics does provide the Munch My Benson boys with plenty of food for thought: Did Dickie Stabler kill Bin Laden? Just how many bodies did Elliot dr…
 
On this week's bonus episode hosts Aviv and Matt dive into the mailbag, talk politics, and talk about A Christmas Carol. Give us a rate and review wherever fine podcasts are sold, tweet at us @svupodcast (which we cannot stress enough is the official Twitter handle of Law and Order SVU, and you can take that to the bank, the blood bank senator!) or…
 
The mother of ten adopted children with special needs is murdered. Lupo and Bernard find she was reluctant to star in the reality show her husband (played by Jim Gaffigan) wanted to do...and next in line is another mom of ten - including septuplets - determined to get the show. Later, Rubirosa gets burned by reality TV. We're talking about Law & Or…
 
Say Uncle!, this week on SVU. The great Jerry Lewis guest stars on kind of a lame duck episode. Aviv likes it more than Matt. The boys discuss Matt's plumming problem, Hilaria Baldwin, and how Jerry Lewis invented video monitors. As always, hit us up on twitter @svupodcast and for longer and weirder stuff, email us at specialviewingunit@gmail.com A…
 
Where to begin with "Web" (S7E21)? Benson isn’t Stabler’s partner and is working in Computer Crimes. You’ve got the most aggressive sexualizing of a minor yet covered in the annals of Munch My Benson with Connor Paolo returning in one of the most insane episodes of SVU imaginable. There’s a shocking bout of TARU brutality. Kids are making mid-six-f…
 
A bonus mailbag episode is blessing your feeds today. Matt and Aviv discuss hysterical dog pregnancy, Bean Dad pt 3, and Omaha Nebraska. As always, hit us up on twitter @svupodcast and for longer and weirder stuff, email us at specialviewingunit@gmail.com Also, check out Aviv's new single, College Party Mixtape at the end of the show. And stream it…
 
On this week's episode hosts Aviv and Matt view and review season 8 episode 3 - Recall! The guys start out the ep attempting the ep in French, and discuss their experience in high school French. They also discover Matt's figure skating nickname would be the French Edge. They also call out that they recorded the ep on inauguration day, and Matt gets…
 
Today's SVU episode ("Hothouse" S10E12) takes some fairly wild turns between drifting bodies, Ukrainian prostitution rings, elite prep schools, and the New Jersey justice system, but somehow Josh and Adam take it even further. We discuss tide charts, the identity of "the rich man's Bryan Brown," the concept of Zugzwang, and the fate of Imre Nagy am…
 
On this month's entry of Steven Segal Sundays hosts Aviv and Matt view and review the Steven Segal classic The Glimmer Man. The guys debate if this is the best Segal movie they've done or the absolute worst. Eventually the guys decide, against Matt's wishes, that they do two more movies before this bonus stream ends. All this and much more. Give us…
 
As a special treat, this week, Matt joins Aviv's other podcast "Yeah! I've Seen That!" (@ihaveseenthat) to discuss a movie he's ****definitely**** seen, 2001: A Space Odyssey. What's that distress signal doing out there? And why is Ruby acting so strange? Who left that Star Child on an abandoned ship! All that and more. Subscribe to Yeah! I've Seen…
 
On this week's episode hosts Aviv and Matt view and review season 8 episode 2 of SVU - Clock! The guys talk about the reverse Jack disease that Aviv may or may not have. Matt orders the last of the furniture he and Cassie need to finish the apartment. Aviv had a busy day editing a music video for his band Jacob the Horse and realizes he's really ba…
 
Did you ever want to “go from pool girl to cool girl?” Then have we got the episode of SVU for you. “Melancholy Pursuit” (S17E8)—the first Doddsisode in the Munchy canon—is ripped from a headline you never heard of and has a plot you’ll strain to follow, but have no fear because Adam and Josh will unlock its secrets. Why does the cold open have the…
 
On this week's bonus episode hosts Aviv and Matt dive into the mailbag and discuss how Armie Hammer is a cannibal. Give us a rate and review wherever you get your podcasts, tweet at us @svupodcast (which we cannot stress enough is the official Twitter handle of Law and Order Special Victims Unit, and you can take that to the bank, the blood bank se…
 
Joe Biden visits the squad to praise SVU for their work - which includes exonerating a man Fin wrongfully arrested for rape 16 years ago. When he becomes the suspect in a new murder, is it possible all those years of hard time turned an innocent man into a killer? We're marking the peaceful transfer of power with SVU season 18 episode 2 "Making a R…
 
The Biden administration is set to begin as America copes with a chaotic start to the new year: from an insurrection to a second impeachment of President Trump, all while the COVID-19 death toll reaches new heights. Veteran FRONTLINE filmmaker Michael Kirk and his team have been chronicling the 2020 presidential election and the ensuing fallout for…
 
What do Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Knicks' great Allan Houston, and legendary Austin corpse defiler Laura Hall have in common? Well, they are but a small taste of the wild series of digressions the Munchie boys take as they review "Choice" (S5E7), an episode of SVU that features a host of recognizable actresses from the past. Small business owners and…
 
Hooray! We begin season 8 with a bang! (Extremely bad pun intended). Matt and Aviv finally discuss the armed insurrection that happened at the capitol on January 6th, but also how it weirdly correlated and diverged from this week's episode: Informed, which involves an entirely different domestic terrorist organization. As always, give us a rate and…
 
In one day, the detectives investigate a murder on lover's lane, a deadly stick-up, a drug shooting, a cold case, and a woman who cuts off her husband's penis. Logan commits police brutality with a bagel and Briscoe just wants to get to the Knicks game. All of this because Michael Moriarty went crazy on the set. We're talking about the classic, for…
 
Well, kids, we’ve got ourselves a very special Barbasode, complete with a super fun headline rip. This week’s episode of SVU? Season 15, Episode 8, “October Surprise.” The inspiration? Anthony Damn Weiner. Needless to say, there is TONS to talk about, like how likely is it that a mayoral candidate’s foot-jobbing side-piece would get shipped off to …
 
On this week's episode host's Aviv and Matt view and review season 7 episode 22 of SVU - Influence! Aviv comes out in front of the ep and gives a heads up this episode was recorded before the armed insurrection of the U.S. capitol in an attempt to permanently install Donald Trump as president of the United States, hence why this topic was not broug…
 
A violent mob of President Donald Trump's supporters invaded the U.S. Capitol on January 6, as Congress met to certify Joe Biden as the 46th president of the United States. The rioters plotted for weeks beforehand on social media, mobilizing around the president's false claims of a stolen election. Who are the forces behind the attack, how did it u…
 
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