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Welcome to Wonderful! It’s an enthusiast podcast by Griffin and Rachel McElroy in which they discuss Very Good Things, and the Things that Make Them Good. Got a Good Thing you’re excited about that you want them to talk about on the show? Shoot ‘em an email at wonderfulpodcast@gmail.com.
 
Bullseye from NPR is your curated guide to culture. Jesse Thorn hosts in-depth interviews with brilliant creators, culture picks from our favorite critics and irreverent original comedy. Bullseye has been featured in Time, The New York Times, GQ and McSweeney's, which called it "the kind of show people listen to in a more perfect world." (Formerly known as The Sound of Young America.)
 
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Griffin’s favorite spiny rodent! Rachel’s favorite mattress size! Griffin’s favorite viral drum beat! Rachel’s favorite funny people! Music: “Money Won’t Pay” by bo en and Augustus – https://open.spotify.com/album/7n6zRzTrGPIHt0kRvmWoya Please consider supporting these various causes to provide relief to those living in Texas still suffering from t…
 
This week, Justin passes judgement on Travis's intro privileges. More importantly though, Justin has a new tool that is finally going to make the show good! Suggested Talking Points: The Dirty Side of the Shirt, What the Heck?!, Cougar Announcements, The Science Isn't In! Ways to support Black Lives Matter and find anti-racism resources: https://li…
 
We're joined by film directors Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart—creators of the new animated film Wolfwalkers. The film is the third installment in their Irish folklore trilogy that includes 2009's The Secret of Kells and 2014's Song of the Sea. Their latest follows the story of a young apprentice hunter named Robin as she bridges the world between an e…
 
Born in Los Angeles' Crenshaw District, Terrace Martin found a love for hip-hop early on. The kids growing up around him were freestyling and playing in backyard shows. He grew up in a jazz household, and got his start as a saxophonist, too. With those two backgrounds, Terrace kicked off a career that would make him a trailblazing polymath in pop m…
 
We didn’t get to record at our usual time due to weather and power outages, so in lieu of a regular episode this week, we dug into the archives and found TAZ: Just Us, a live show Travis GM'd in 2019 in Atlanta! For this show we played SuperNormal (designed by Ursidice), and our crew of super heroes attended just your average, every day company pic…
 
We're suspending our usual ethos of unabashed enthusiasm and positivity as we recount our experience during Texas' recent infrastructural collapse. Strap the hell in! Music: “Money Won’t Pay” by bo en and Augustus – https://open.spotify.com/album/7n6zRzTrGPIHt0kRvmWoya Please consider supporting these various causes to provide relief to those livin…
 
Documentary filmmaker Errol Morris has a very unique style of storytelling. Part of his creative process includes the use of a device he invented called a "Interrotron." It allows the subjects of his films to look at him, the interviewer, while also looking straight into the camera, creating the sense that his subjects are addressing the viewer dir…
 
Because of storms and power outages we weren’t able to record last week, so it’s time to once again turn to the past for a Best Of episode. If you’re in the market for a crash course in Farm Wisdom, your time has come. Suggested talking points: Farm Wisdom, Sheryl Psy, Dad’s All That, Small Mysteries, Jawbreaker, Racehorse Witchcraft, Kissing Exper…
 
We're joined by Christian Jacobs, aka MC Bat Commander. He's the frontman for the SoCal band The Aquabats. The band got their start in the ska scene in the mid 1990s. Today, they perform as a genre-bending, family-friendly band with a lot of theatrics, costumes and pageantry. Christian is also the co-creator of the The Aquabats! Super Show! and the…
 
Holly Hunter's had unforgettable roles in some of the best movies of the last 30 years. She's been nominated for several Academy Awards for her roles in films like Thirteen, The Firm, and Broadcast News. Her role in 1993's The Piano earned her an Academy Award. She starred in O Brother, Where Art Thou? and Raising Arizona – two Coen Brothers classi…
 
Description: Have you ever eaten a chili so good that it rips your family apart? Just kidding, it's only a song! We also go deep into exploring the mouth as well as butt advertising. It's a very troubling episode. Suggested Talking Points: Chili Songs, World's Best [BLANK], The Chicken Bud, Kick My Jeans Joseph Gordon-Levitt! Ways to support Black …
 
Buckle up folks, it's about to get weird and maybe even a little bit icky! Dr. Sydnee McElroy and Justin McElroy are here to share all the weird and fascinating stories most of us have never heard about medicine through the ages. They're the hosts of the Maximum Fun podcast, Sawbones and they joined Jesse in 2018 to talk about why they started the …
 
Having more or less made it to the Archives, it's time for the Thundermen to get down to business. It's a simple job: do something to the filing cabinets/contracts and then get out! That said, what kind of heist would it be without a few hiccups? It's great when friends show up to the party, isn't it?…
 
Griffin's favorite offbeat comic! Rachel's favorite hard sports shot! Griffin's favorite theme song makers! Rachel's favorite tracking! Music: “Money Won’t Pay” by bo en and Augustus – https://open.spotify.com/album/7n6zRzTrGPIHt0kRvmWoya Ways to support Black Lives Matter and find anti-racism resources: https://linktr.ee/blacklivesmatter…
 
Actor Steven Yeun played fan-favorite Glenn Rhee for 6 years on AMC's wildly popular series The Walking Dead. He's also appeared in critically-acclaimed films Okja, Sorry to Bother You and 2020's Minari. He joined Bullseye in 2018 to talk about his work in Burning, a film that earned him a Best Supporting Actor award from the National Society of Fi…
 
A decision for the ages arrives with little fanfare. A benign Yahoo Answer spawns a flashpoint that will divide and define a generation. The bath is now soup; this much is unavoidable. What you do with this revelation is entirely in your hands. Suggested talking points: McElbucks, A Light Dusting of Power Tool Talk, Dad’s Sad Jams, Watch the Arches…
 
All Creatures Great and Small tells the story of a Scottish veterinarian who moves out to the English countryside. It started as a book series written under the pen name James Herriot. In each chapter, Herriot drives around the Yorkshire Dales in an old car, from farm to farm, appointment to appointment. He treats horses, cows and dogs in neighbori…
 
Rachel's favorite driving lessons! Griffin's favorite arcade competition! Rachel's favorite off-brand products! Griffin's favorite science museum! Music: “Money Won’t Pay” by bo en and Augustus – https://open.spotify.com/album/7n6zRzTrGPIHt0kRvmWoya Ways to support Black Lives Matter and find anti-racism resources: https://linktr.ee/blacklivesmatte…
 
From his role as the lovable Sam Malone on the classic sitcom Cheers to his role as the goofy demon Michael on The Good Place, Ted Danson has made an indelible mark on our hearts playing the mischievous cad you can't help but love. He talks with Jesse about his new show, Mr. Mayor, growing up in Tucson, and what he hopes happens when he dies. Plus,…
 
We got secrets! Lots of kinds of secrets. Movie secrets. Food secrets! Outer space secrets. You’re invited to listen in as we divulge these secrets, provided you tell NOBODY about what you learn today. Suggested talking points: Crash Bandicoot Market, Arby’s Walk-in, Matt Damon’s Dookie Potatoes, Jammers, Tuna Mysteries, Star Wars Improvisation Way…
 
John Wilson created the series "How To with John Wilson," one of our favorite new shows, a totally unique look at New York City, social anxiety, the pandemic and risotto. John joins Bullseye to chat about finishing a season of television during a pandemic, the nuance he found in his personal life from the edit process and making real life seem "les…
 
It's the day of the show y'all. The planning is done, and now it's time to move. The Thundermen are (more or less) ready to infiltrate the Heroic Oversight Guild and wreak havoc on their records. Thankfully, they have their very special trash can. Time to answer the eternal question: should we start this party right, or start this party quickly?…
 
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