172 – The Winter of our Discontent

Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but the guys are warm and delightful. Since there’s no place to go, let it snow. Let it snow. Let it snow?

That’s the topic of this weeks ’40 Going On 14′: The winter of our discontent. We’ve got a fire blazing in the fireplace, hot chocolate in our mugs and one of us has socks on his hands.

If you’re wondering what the guys do during one quarter of the year, then this is the episode for you. Your car is covered under 5 feet of snow anyway, so why not pop in your earbuds and enjoy!

171 – Star Wars in December

Shortly after ‘Star Wars’ was released, two questions were asked by the fans: 1) What happened before Episode IV that lead to the destruction of the Death Star? 2) What happens to all of our favorite characters during the holidays? In this weeks episode, we’ll answer them both!

For our end of the year, Christmas episode, we’re taking on ‘The Star Wars Holiday Special’ and ‘Rogue One: A Star Wars Story’. What better way to celebrate Life Day?

Tune in and find out exactly how good or bad they both were, as we take a journey to a galaxy far, far away. Just beware of Lumpy, he likes to hug.

170 – The Jungle Book

Let’s say you’re raised by wolves and your best friend is a tiger and a bear. What movie would you think that was from? If you guessed ‘Winnie the Pooh’, you wouldn’t be too far off! Actually, this week, we’re going deep into the ‘Jungle Book’.

Mowgli and friends are taking us on a journey through danger, adventure and a bit of musical fun! They say these films are for kids, but even some 40 year olds can find some enjoyment in these classic tales.

Warm up your vocal chords and let’s spend some time off the grid, as we dive into ‘The Jungle Book’!

169 – Fullest Houses

What do you get when you cross ‘Three Men and a Baby’ with ‘Eight Is Enough’? You might have something like ‘Full House’! This week, we’re taking a trip back to the 90’s, to witness the beginning of the TGIF phenomenon. The gang’s all here, as we check out some pure, family friendly television.

Fast forward to 2016, as everyone is back and ready to “Cut it out” with ‘Fuller House’! Can a squeaky clean show from another time, still retain it’s wholesomeness in the modern age? You’ll have to listen in to find out!

Are you ready for this much Bob Saget? In the immortal words of Michelle Tanner, “You got it, dude.”

168 – Journey To The Center Of The Earth

How many licks does it take to get to the center of the earth? 1? 2? 3? The world may never know, until now! Join the explorers of ’40 Going On 14′, as they delve deep into the underground world of Jules Vern.

Beginning with the 1958, Pat Boone, classic and CGI’ing their way into the 2008 re-telling. Will the boys find their way back to the green grass of home? You’ll have to listen to find out!

From giant lizards to wacky mine cart rides, this episode has it all. Tune in, turn up and start digging. Brandon Fraiser is waiting for you!

Also, big news of Lodge Con! We’re going to be out in Bourbonnais, Illinois on February 11th, 2017! Join us as we record some show, and run Instant Gameshow! (Trivia, Fun and Prizes!) We’ll be there along with Dan the Bard (DantheBard.com) and will be handing out prizes to con-goers and listeners! Check out Lodge Con on Facebook to find out more!

 

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167 – Pets!

We all wanted to have a pet, as a kid. Whether it was a monkey, a large mouth bass or whatever that thing was on ‘Star Trek’. It was every boy or girls wish to have an animal best friend, even the guys from ’40 Going On 14′.

This week we’re taking a trip down memory lane, as we discuss all the pets we’ve had over the past several decades, including the ones we never got and the ones that hang out with us these days. Dog, cats, exploding fish and even a couple of iguanas. We’ve had a little bit of everything.

Curl up with your favorite furry or non-furry buddy and have a listen. This is the pet show! And no, Patrick, you can’t have a monkey.

166 – Schwarzenegger Part Two: The Now

As promised, we’re back! This week, we’re bringing you part 2 of the Arnold show!

We’re going to cover the second half of The Governator’s film catalog and what he’s been up to, since 2000. There’s more Terminator’s to battle, Johnny Knoxville’s to partner up with and giant action ensembles to create explosions with!

Just like the man himself, this is an over sized 2 part tribute to a legend in the film industry. If you didn’t love Arnold before, you certainly will, when we’re done! Has anybody seen my rocket launcher?

165 – Schwarzenegger – Part 1: The Then

The 70’s, 80’s and 90’s were an interesting time in entertainment. Amongst all of the giant hair, off putting clothing and low-def TV…. a star was on the rise. A muscle bound Austrian named, Arnold Schwarzenegger.

This show has been years in the making and not unlike the man himself, it’s larger than life. We’re dedicating 2 full episodes to celebrate the entire catalog of the 7 time Mr. Olympia. In this first episode, we’re digging into the past and covering Arnold’s early career. From ‘Hercules in New York’ to ‘End of Days’, we’re leaving no stone unturned.

Be sure to join us next week, for part 2. There’s so many more explosions to witness and bullets to dodge, as ’40 Going On 14′ will be back and wondering: “Have you seen this boy?”

164 – The Amityville Horror

The walls are bleeding? Check. The room is filled with flies? Check. All of the surrounding trees, in a 5 miles radius, have been cut into firewood? Check.

If you haven’t guessed by now, this week we’re talking about ‘The Amityville Horror'(s)! As Oct-O-Boo comes to a close, we decided to wrap things up, with one more classic of the horror genre.

The Realtor has put the ‘Sold’ sign out front and all that’s left to do is: sit back, relax and GET OUT!

163 – Poltergeist

Wow. There’s some strange things happening in the house. Should we call a plumber? Perhaps three paranormal investigators, located in the basement of the local college would be more appropriate?

That’s right! We’re talking about the 1982 classic, ‘Poltergeist’ and it’s 2015 counterpart, also called ‘Poltergeist’! We’re going to pit Craig T. Nelson vs Sam Rockwell in a battle to the death! Or maybe a battle to the end of the movie, which would probably be better.

Remember to bring your remote control and some suspension of disbelief as we get spooky, for the 2nd to last episode in ‘Oct-O-Boo’! Oh and by the way, STOP LOOKING AT ME CLOWN!

162 – The Exorcist

When you think of some of the most classic horror films of all time or perhaps the scariest, what is one of the first that comes to mind? For many people, it’s ‘The Exorcist’.

This week on ’40 Going On 14′, we’re inviting Captain Howdy over to hang out for a bit and enjoy some pea soup while we watch ‘The Exorcist’ TV series. We’re going to talk about the original 1973 masterpiece and hold it up against the modern television take on the story.

How do you think it will do? The results, might just spin your head around.

161 – The Blair Witch Project

In 1994, 3 student film makers vanished in the woods. They were in search of an ancient evil, called ‘The Blair Witch’. In 2016, more film makers went to the same woods…. and vanished. Both groups footage was found later and pieced together into a movie and it’s sequel. This week, we’re digging deep into the ‘Blair Witch’ franchise!

The film that rocketed the found footage genre into one of the most popular styles of horror, did more than just scare the audience. It taught future marketing guys how to use the internet for viral marketing. The sequel, brings it all full circle, but does it succeed in the same was as the original?

Join the ’40 Going On 14′ guys, as they pitch a tent, turn on the video cameras and get ready for action. Oct-O-Boo continues with ‘The Blair Witch Podcast’! Has anybody seen the map?

160 – The Things!

October is upon is and that means it’s time for ’40 Going On 14′ to celebrate: Oct-O-Boo! First up, from 1982, John Carpenter’s ‘The Thing’ vs the 2011 prequel, ‘The Thing’. When you’re stuck at an isolated, frozen research center, what’s the last thing you want to have to deal with? How about a shape shifting alien, with a penchant for murder?

We’re kicking things off right, with a special effects heavy double feature that has more blood, guts, gore and icky stuff than you can shake a flame thrower at. Grab your 10 gallon sombrero and let’s play guess who’s a xenomorph!

159 – Women In Comics

For as long as comics have been in existence, they’ve been dominated by men. However, there has always been a strong voice, sadly kept in the background. This week we’re throwing back the pages and putting the spotlight on women in comics!

From the early days, before the comics code even existed, up to the modern day game changers. We’re schooling you on the women who’s names should have been written right along side the men. Our final guest for Sub-tember, Martha Sullivan, will guide us on our journey and is a resident expert and passionate comic book nerd. (Just like us!)

Prepare to expand your mind, as you learn and laugh your way through one of our most cerebral episodes yet! The only drawback? It’s 98% Patrick free.

158 – The Cohen Brothers

When you think of uniquely original, American film makers, who comes to mind? The Coen Brothers of course!

This week, we’re joined by none other than Scott the Poolboy from ‘The Internet! with Scott the Poolboy!’ as we take on the entire filmography of Joel and Ethan Coen. From their humble beginnings with ‘Blood Simple’ to the full on insanity of ‘Hail, Caesar!’, we’re covering them all.

If you like your films and your podcasts, a little off center and weird, then this episode is right up your alley. Did I just hear a wood chipper?

157 – Back to School Shopping

Pencils? Check. Erasers? Check. New underwear? Check. Do you remember those days, shopping for new school supplies? Well, this week, we’re taking a trip down memory lane and talking about a simpler time. A time where lunch boxes were metal and Trapper Keepers were a plenty.

Now that we’re older and our kids are in school, is it still the same feeling? How has science improved upon the mechanical pencil? What’s the deal with communal supplies? It’s going to be a learning experience!

The first period bell is ringing and school is now in session!

156 – Adventures in Babysitting!

You want to go out for an evening, but need to keep the kids at home. What else do you do, but hire a babysitter? These are the ‘Adventures In Babysitting. These are the stories that need to be told.

We’re taking on the original and remake of this classic coming of age comedy. How will the Nickelodeon original film hold up to the Elizabeth Shue cult classic? You’ll have to listen to find out!

It’s a show that’s being paid by the hour. So tuck the kids in for the night, grab Thor’s hammer and remember: “Don’t mess with the babysitter!”

Oh Elizabeth Shue, how we love you.

155 – Celebrity Roasts!

What do Nipsy Russell, Justin Bieber and Truman Capote have in common? If you said, Comedy Roasts, then you’re right!

This week we’re sinking out teeth into the jugular of others, all in the name of honor and comedy, as we talk about the age old art of the roast. From the days of Dean Martin in prime time to the modern day Jeff Ross comedy on late night cable.

If you enjoy laughing at the expense of those whom you love, then this is the episode for you. The only thing missing, was Foster Brooks…. but I think he’s passed away. BOOM! Roasted.

154 – E.T. VS Stranger Things

You hear a noise outside. Do you go out to see what it is? And when you do, is it a friendly alien or a hideous monster from the ‘Upside Down’?

This week, we’re going to meet up with both! We’re digging into the science fiction classic, ‘E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial’ and the runaway hit Netflix program, ‘Stranger Things’. We may not have a dungeon master calling the shots or Winona Ryder talking to Christmas lights, but we do have a heck of a show.

Shave your head, put on your best dress and knee high gym socks and lets go make our noses bleed!

153 – Pop Princesses

Anytime you turn on the radio to a top 40 station, you’re bound to hear a song by a pop princess. Whether it was in 1983 or 2013 or last night, they are a strong part of the musical landscape, just like their male counterparts.

This week, ’40 Going On 14′ is taking you on a journey through all of the greatest pop princesses of our lifetime. From Madonna to Katy Perry and back again. They’re all here!

If you love your music with a side of popularity and heaping helping of estrogen, then get to downloading!

This time the princess is NOT in another castle. She’s right here and warming up for her next hit song!