178 – Animal Neighbors!

So, you move into your new home. Beautiful wife, wonderful new baby and everything seems perfect. Then, the new neighbors move in. Before you know it, everything has gone to hell in a hand basket.

Compare that to a rowdy frat house that’s on double secret probation and you have this weeks episode of ’40 Going On 14′!

‘Animal House’ vs ‘Neighbors’, two great tastes that taste great together.

The only thing that could make it better, would be a little nudity. I guess we’ll just have to keep waiting for some. Grab the beer bong and your toga, it’s time to party!

177 – Wayne’s World vs Pick of Destiny

2 men on a journey to find fame and fortune. Both of them having to overcome overwhelming odds, to reach their goal. All the while, throwing their rock fist in the air, in salute to the rock gods. What are we talking about this week? We’re not only celebrating the 25th anniversary of ‘Wayne’s World’, but indulging ourselves with ‘Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny’! Two films that loosely tie together, to create a musical epic. Prepare to bang your head, as we learn the true history of Milwaukee and what the devil is really like in person!

We’re not only celebrating the 25th anniversary of ‘Wayne’s World’, but indulging ourselves with ‘Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny’! Two films that loosely tie together, to create a musical epic. Prepare to bang your head, as we learn the true history of Milwaukee and what the devil is really like in person!

Two films that loosely tie together, to create a musical epic. Prepare to bang your head, as we learn the true history of Milwaukee and what the devil is really like in person!

176 – The Men From U.N.C.L.E.

Before Ethan Hunt took on a ‘Mission Impossible’, Napoleon Solo was the ‘Man From U.N.C.L.E.’. On this weeks episode, we’re heading back to 1964, to spy on some secret agents. Eventually, we’ll find a time machine back to 2015, where Guy Ritchie brings ‘U.N.C.L.E.’ into the modern age.

How will it compare? Girls, gadgets and guys with guns, it’s time to re-ignite the cold war.

So sweep the room for bugs, because it’s time for ’40 Going On 14′ to lead you into the tailor shop for an adventure you’ll never forget!

175 – Billboard Showdown 1987 v 2017

It’s time for the 4th annual Billboard top 10 show! At ’40 Going On 14′, we pride ourselves on covering all the bases and being open minded to things, new and old. Our music shows are some of our most fun!

We’re going to countdown some of the most popular songs of today and songs that defined our childhood. If you’ve never listened to one of our Billboard shows, then now is the time.

The big, ginger infant is waiting for you, as we dig into 20 of the most popular songs of then AND now! Let’s get cracking!

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174 – Tremors!

What’s that under the ground? Whatever it is, it smells awful! Somebody call Burt Gummer, because the boys from ’40 Going On 14′ are taking on the Graboids from ‘Tremors’!

Starting out with the 1990 cult classic and tunneling our way to 2015’s ‘Tremors: Bloodlines’, we’re getting our giant monster movie fix!

Kevin Bacon may not want anything to with the franchise, but 3 out of the 4 of us do. Let’s get locked and loaded and go blow some stuff up!

173 – Remake Recap 2017

What’s the one thing we can’t ever seem to get enough of? Remakes! This week’s show is all about the art of the redo. What films, television shows and video games would we like to see brought out in the future? What about the things that are already on the way for 2017?
We’ll mine the depths of our childhood and see what comes bubbling to the surface. It’s going to be a heck of a ride, as the way-back machine is set for ‘NOW!’ as the guys of ’40 Going On 14′ talk all things remakes!
Speaking of which, how many will Dwayne Johnson be starring in? Better tune in to find out!

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!