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The Flop House is a bi-monthly audio podcast, devoted to the worst in recent film. Your hosts (Elliott Kalan, Dan McCoy, and Stuart Wellington) watch a questionable film just before each episode, and then engage in an unscripted, slightly inebriated discussion, focusing on the movie's shortcomings and occasional delights.
 
What is the dumbest show you can imagine? This award-winning show may be dumber. It has no content. No format. Yet it's going on ten years of delighting hundreds of thousands of people. It's been an iTunes editors choice, and Rolling Stone picked it as one of the world's best comedy podcasts. It's light in the dark, comfort in the cold and a penguin in the pants (long story). Join hosts Jesse Thorn (NPR's Bullseye) and Jordan Morris (Comedy Central's @Midnight) and a celebrity guest on a rau ...
 
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Nick Wiger (How Did This Get Played podcast, Doughboys podcast) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the many different types of sexy Waluigi on the internet, Zelda Breath of the Wild blood moons, and the Pokemon ruse that Jesse is running on his son. Plus, Nick wrote on Earth to Ned with Jordan! Check it out on Disney+! And check out the pre…
 
Eliza Skinner (Earth to Ned on Disney+, Regarding My Lovers comedy special) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the pet sharks Eliza got from Walmart in college, how Jesse cooked an egg on his front porch this weekend, and the magical puppet moments that happened on the Jim Henson puppet talk show Eliza and Jordan worked on together. Check o…
 
Rob Kutner (The Daily Show, Conan, and his new show Gander) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Jesse’s new unlikely love for pluots, how Rob’s son’s Minecraft skills might be his ticket to a Lambo, and Jordan’s ethics quandary around joining a Punk Rock Dad Facebook Group. Plus, Rob has a new topical comedy show with big funny names in it, …
 
We finally invited the boss over for dinner, so we'd better hide all those staplers we stole! Noted dog lover and the head of Maximum Fun himself, Jesse Thorn, joins us to discuss The Call of the Wild, based on that one book you probably read in middle school. Wikipedia synopsis of The Call of the Wild Movies recommended in this episode: Eurovision…
 
Dave Schilling (Full Court Chat podcast, The New Yorker) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Los Angeles's newest billboard lawyer Sweet James (and his sex dungeon), how the main job of a WWE writer is to get fired, and some groundbreaking ideas for filling the stands at crowdless sporting events. Plus, Jordan has a Hunk Update. Read Dave's …
 
Michelle Biloon (Permanent Hat comedy special) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of Michelle's job as a ride operator at Camp Snoopy theme park in the Mall of America, how Gritty is the scrapple of mascots, and a new brilliant business idea to pair a grownup corn dog truck with the likeness of Walton Goggins. Listen to Michelle's new comedy s…
 
The star of the show is back! We were SO happy to hang with the delightful and hilarious Hallie Haglund once more. And this time we didn't force her to discuss some fantasy bullshit she hates! Instead, we all watched what is surely one of the top three movies based on a Wham! song -- Last Christmas! Also, if you're listening to this show on the day…
 
What's this? An off-week FULL EPISODE? That's right -- as a li'l thank you for all of the support during the Max Fun Drive, we've reached into the vault and let loose this live episode, taped at Boston's CitySpace, on Alita: Battle Angel, so you can FINALLY learn the origin of Elliott's conviction that Dan loves backstory. ALSO! Two Flop House live…
 
Janet Varney (The JV Club podcast) for a discussion of Janet's favorite Arizona regional attraction – Biosphere 2, Jordan's plan to use his cat to spice up Zoom calls, and Jesse's thirty-minute quarantine entertainment window. Plus, we're joined by an actual elected official listener – Mayor Will Cauthen from Cramerton, North Carolina who tells us …
 
Did you think we wouldn't pull out all the stops for Max Fun Drive 2020? More fool you! Because in this episode, we discuss legendary Hollywood flop and Bruce Willis passion project, Hudson Hawk! And to discuss this momentous film, we're joined by Roman Mars, of the blockbuster design podcast 99% Invisible, the man many have called "The Hudson Hawk…
 
Justin McElroy (My Brother, My Brother and Me) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the other meaning of CBT (cock and ball torture), Justin's favorite quarantine drinks (White Claw + Vodka = Clawdka), and Jordan's new kitchen accent to help spice up his quarantine cooking (a portable island he can set stuff on). It's the Max Fun Drive! We ar…
 
The fuck is this? No really, the fuck is this? What is this fucking thing? What? This? From a major studio and established director? What? The fuck? This? Was made? THIS? We talk about Artemis Fowl with critic and filmmaker Scott Weinberg. Wikipedia synopsis of Artemis Fowl (good luck) Movies recommended in this episode: Lucky Grandma Monstrum The …
 
Nick Adams (Black-ish, Bojack Horseman) joins Jordan and Jesse to talk about Nick's quarantine binge-watch of classic NBC Fall Lineup promos, the back ally deal Jesse pulled off to feed his kids' Pokemon card fervor, and Jordan's struggle being introduced to friends' kids as an adult who knows about video games. It's the first week of the 2020 Max …
 
Alison Rosen (Alison Rosen is Your New Best Friend) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of why Alison's ideal celebrity neighbor is Mandy Patinkin, Jesse's Big Kid Movie Night getting ruined by Tron, and Jordan's top three animal butts. Plus, Jesse remembers his dad. Read Jesse's Dad's lovely obituary in the SF Chronicle here.…
 
It's Cagemas in July! That cherished Flop House tradition that Dan totally forgot about for the past couple of years. But he remembered this time! Lay off! Anyway, the wonderful Erin Foley-Chan (supervising producer of The Big Fib on Disney+) joins us to discuss the weird-ass supernatural sex thriller Between Worlds. Meanwhile, Dan has done some se…
 
Chris Fairbanks (Rescue Cactus Stand Up Special) and Sarah Claspell (Everything is Rent podcast, Asian AF Comedy ) join Jordan for a discussion of Jordan's evolving relationship with Lord of the Rings, the turnip "stalk" market in Sarah's quarantine obsession Animal Crossing, and the ghost portal Chris opened in his apartment. Watch Chris's new sta…
 
Baron Vaughn (Call & Response with Open Mike Eagle, The Great Debate on Syfy) joins Jordan and Jesse for a discussion of the wild delivery-only pop up restaurants in Jordan's neighborhood, Baron's impressive rendition of Fagin from Oliver! the musical, and the ways we might be able to get a street named after the show. Plus, Baron tells us about hi…
 
"Hollywood" Kalan really worked his connections this episode, to bring us the utterly wonderful Felicia Day (of The Guild, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Supernatural, MST3K: The Return, and much more) to discuss seminal high fantasy, low budget epic "Hawk the Slayer." Meanwhile Dan drops a crazy Pink Panther fact, Elliott launches an insulting guess-by…
 
Judy Greer (Into the Dark: Good Boy on Hulu) joins us to talk about the matching pajamas Judy and her dog co-star wear in her new movie, the fake blood workflow on a horror movie set, and Jesse's powerful aversion to circus performers who are sexy. Plus, everyone contemplates trying to change the meaning of the word "acrimonious." Weigh in on Faceb…
 
Our delightful Flop House friend Chris Weitz returns to the show to talk about his career, and also continue to be unfailingly good-natured about our ribbing of Twilight: New Moon. ALSO the whole video livestream show for charity is available for viewing on our YouTube page, and we're still accepting charity receipts for the raffle through the end …
 
Cristela Alonzo (To Be Continued Podcast, Music to My Years memoir) and Eliza Skinner (Cool Playlist podcast, Outbreakdown podcast) join Jordan for a discussion of Cristela's new status as a bellionaire in Animal Crossing, Eliza's very real canceling at the merciless hands of Iggy Azaelia stans, and the matching space suits Cristela and her brother…
 
Danielle Radford (Tights and Fights podcast) and Andy Wood (Probably Science podcast) join Jordan for a discussion of the state of professional wrestling during the pandemic, Andy's childhood as a "Snake Guy" and a tragic tale from Jordan's high school reunion Facebook page. Plus, we keep tradition alive and sample some summer alcoholic beverages! …
 
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