231 – Television


When we’re not busy living our lives, what’s our mainstay of entertainment? (Outside of this podcast, of course) Television! Our friend, family member and former babysitter.

At ’40 Going On 14′, we take our entertainment seriously. So why not take a moment to salute the king of entertainment! We’re going to talk our the evenloution of the idiot box and all the reasons we love it.

If you’ve ever wanted to hear T.V. on the radio, here’s your chance! Now where’s the remote?

230 – Going In Style


Currently, we’re ’40 Going On 14′, but maybe someday we’ll be ’80 Going On 18′ and that’s why this week’s show could prove to be our future. The 4 of us have decided we’re ‘Going In Style’.

A little bit of Art Carney, mixed with some George Burns and Lee Strasberg. Add a dash of sexy Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman and some Alan Arkin and you’ve got a recipe for success. Granted, we’ve done heist films before, but never quite like this.

How do they hold up against one another? You’ll have to have a plan, if you want to pull this one off or Christopher Lloyd.

229 – Fargos

Anybody want to go to Fargo, eh? ’40 Going On 14′ does and we’re going to bring William H. Macy and Martin Freeman with us!

The Coen Brothers crime driven comedy stole all of the box office numbers and awards in 1996. In 2014 to now, the television version has seemed to be doing the same. It’s just proof that a good story and characterizations can surpass time and mediums.

If you like your storytelling darkly comedic, then this is going to be a show you don’t want to miss. Not too mention, who doesn’t love talking in that accent!

228 – Party Foods

We’re throwing a party! Not really. Actually, we’re going to take a chance double dipping our chip while we talk about party foods!

What hits your plate first? What hits the trash first? Lil Smokies, deviled eggs, creepy jello molds, we’re going to try a little bit of everything.

Get out your crock pot and the brick of Velveeta cheese, it’s time to enjoy some party food! I was going to say hors d’oeuvre’s, but it always looks like I spelled it wrong.

227 – Galaxy Quest vs The Orville

Space. The final Frontier. To boldy go where no podcast has gone before. This week, it’s not ‘Star Trek’, but it might just be better.

The ’40 Going On 14′ crew of red shirts are getting on board with ‘Galaxy Quest’ and Seth MacFarlane’s ‘The Orville’. Despite what you think, it’s not going to all be fart jokes. Well, I won’t make any promises.

Warm up the warp drives, because “By Grabthar’s hammer, by the suns of Warvan, you shall be avenged!”

226 – Billboard Top 10 ’88 v ’18

Hey kids! Guess what? It’s that time of year again! We’ve loaded up the popular music charts and we’re ready to do our annual Billboard show!

It’s always entertaining, when you take 4 guys in their 40’s and see what happens with they see what the kids are listening to these days. The results may surprise you.

Pull up a seat and pop on those headphones, things are about to get interesting!

225 – Flatliners

We’re all going to die in this episode…. but we’ll come back! Perhaps with some bad things we’d sooner forget.

If you haven’t figured it out by now, this week we’re going to stop your hearts with our ‘Flatliners’ show! Kiefer Sutherland, Julia Roberts and Kevin Bacon vs Ellen Page, Diego Luna and Kiefer Sutherland! This is a big one, kids.

9 out of 10 doctors agree, you should take two film versions of ‘Flatliners’ and call them in the morning.

224 – Blade Runners

Have you ever wondered if the person next to you is a replicant? Have you ever asked them a series of questions, in the hopes of figuring it out? If either of those things are true, then you should really listen to this weeks show.

We’re traveling into the future as we dig deep into the genre defining ‘Blade Runner’ and it’s recently released follow up ‘Blade Runner 2049.

Rick Deckard is here and looking as grizzled as ever. It’s time to hop onto your unicorn and grab your origami paper, because Roy Batty is on the loose!

223 – Heathers v Mean Girls

High school is never easy. High school is even harder when your friends with the ‘Heathers’ or the ‘Mean Girls’. That’s right, this week we’re putting on our retainers and getting ready for the prom.

Two landmark films for awkward high schoolers everywhere. Featuring the talents of Christan Slater, Winona Ryder, Lindsay Lohan and Rachel McAdams just to name a few. We’re going to see how they hold up after being gone from the hallowed halls of high school for so long.

Get your ‘Burn Book’s ready, because things are about to get juvenile.

222 – Review Preview!

2017 has been a hell of a year. We’ve had some great shows and some great times. For this year end wrap up, we’re going to revisit some of our favorite episodes this year in our Review Preview show!

With 2018 just beginning, what does this new year hold? We’re also going to pick out some of our favorite remakes that are going to hit this year. Which ones will we want to cover and why?

Buckle up, this is going to be a journey through space and time and to infinity and beyond!

221 – Health & Wellness?

If you’ve ever sat at home on the weekend and wondered if any of us have broken a bone or maybe you questioned who’d had the most surgeries? Perhaps you’ve just been lamenting the fact that the HIPAA laws prohibit you from finding out on your own? Then have we got a show for you!

The guys are opening up their medical records to give you a peak at things that previously only their doctors knew for sure! This is a no holds barred health history hysteria!

If you’ve got your pills, take them now, because your heart may not be able to stand it! It’s the health & wellness show!

220 – Christmas Stories

Whenever the Christmas holidays roll around, one film almost always comes to mind. One that reminds us about the gift of giving, the joy of being a kid on Christmas morning and pleasures of winning a major award.

That’s right, the merry gentlemen of ’40 Going On 14′ are heading to Indiana again, but this time it’s to talk about ‘A Christmas Story’! However, we’re also going to talk about its second cousin, twice removed, ‘A Christmas Story 2’.

It you’re looking for some Daniel Stern, to add to your holiday cheer, we’ve got it. Turn off ‘Little Orphan Annie’ and tune into us, because Christmas only comes once a year!

219 – Julianne Moore

When trying to think of a modern day actress that’s had a career that’s spanned genres and who’s mastered them all, one name in particular comes to mind: Julianne Moore.

This week, ’40 Going On 14′ is celebrating her entire catalog! She’s worked with just about everyone in the business and established herself as a talent you can count on. We felt it was time to give her the spotlight for an episode.

If you’re a fan already or even if you’re not, this is the show for you. Why do I say that? Because we all need a little Moore in our lives.

218 – The Saints

What do Val Kilmer, Roger Moore and Adam Rayner have in common? They’ve all played Simon Templar aka ‘The Saint’! On this week’s very special episode, we’re going to focus on the 1997 feature film and the 2017 made for TV movie.

Do you like to steal from the rich and give to the poor? Maybe you like to put on wacky disguises, in order to foil your enemies? If either of those are true, then you’ll want to download this one!

Pop in those ear buds and load this new episode of ’40 Going On 14′. All hail ‘The Saint’!

217 – Archie Andrews to Riverdale

Archie Andrews, where are you?

For the past 75 years, a red headed all American boy, Archie Andrews, has barely aged and infiltrated the homes of millions of people. Am I referring to David Caruso? Nope. It’s time for the Archie show!

Mike, Joel and Josh are headed to Riverdale and things are about to get weird. This is not the Archie you remember.

If you’ve ever picked up an Archie comic, in your life, then this is one episode you don’t want to miss!

217 – Movie Soundtracks

What makes a movie better? Popcorn? 3D, Sexy Michael Caine? Perhaps it’s the soundtrack? That’s right, this week, we’re talking about the foundation of any good film.

Each of the guys has picked 2 of their favorite soundtracks and we’re going to dismantle them one by one. Which cuts make the cut? You’ll have to listen to find out!

It’s movie music mania on this week’s ’40 going On 14′!

215 – Western Comedies

What do you get when you cross a western with a comedy? A Womedy? A Cestern? Nope. You get this weeks show!

We thought about what movie could compare to the classic Blazing Saddles and it really wasn’t that much of a challenge. Who could match up to the off-the-wall style of Mel Brooks? Seth MacFarlane, that’s who!

The boys from ’40 Going On 14′ and having a showdown between ‘Blazing Saddles’ and ‘A Million Ways To Die In The West’. They’re coming out guns drawn and you’ll have to listen, to see who’s left standing. From the infamous “campfire scene” to the Easter eggs that Seth MacFarlane has hidden through his movie, we look at the irreverent and often times gross out humor of two comedy legends!

It’s westward ho, as it’s almost high noon! Giddy up!

214 – Monster Squad vs Stranger Things

Why is it that kids are always the ones that have to save the world? It seems to be a trend in TV and film, for decades. This week, we’re watching as it all happens again!

We’re hoping on our Huffy’s and taking a ride through ‘The Monster Squad’ (1987) and ‘Stranger Things: Season 2’. (Secretly, we just wanted a reason to watch ‘Stranger Things’.)

This episode goes from 8 to 11 to Uncle Rico, as it’s time to flip the Upside Down, right side up!

213 – Invasion Of The Body Snatchers

Have you ever thought someone wasn’t acting quite like themselves? Perhaps you thought they were from another planet? Maybe they were!

This week, on our last gasp for OctoBoo, we’re joined by Will from The Creepercast. We’re chatting it up about the 1978 ‘Invasion of the Body Snatchers’ and 2007’s ‘The Invasion’.

It’s a fantastic way to end the Halloween season and yes…. we talk about that friggin’ dog! Yikes!

212 – Vampire Comedy

What do you get when you cross a vampire movie, with a comedy? A funny movie, that sucks? We shall see.

This week we’re watching ‘Once Bitten’ and ‘What We Do In Shadows’, two different takes on the horror comedy. Will they leave a mark or will they just bite?

The undead are calling, as it’s time to sink your teeth into the new episode of ’40 Going On 14′!