BFG Podcast #080

‘Wakanda Forever,’ ‘The White Lotus,’ and ‘Weird’

On this week’s podcast, “Marvel normie” Stephen Garrett is honored to join host Neal Pollack, a Marvel completist. Neal gives Stephen all the backstory of ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,’ especially when it comes to Prince Namor, formerly of Atlantis, now of Talokan. Neal found Wakanda Forever an emotional sendoff for Chadwick Boseman, but was disappointed by the poorly-developed, visually murky underseas scenes. Stephen marvels at how the movie is full of strong Black heroines. And then he and Neal have to pick themselves off the floor after over-admiring Lupita N’yongo, who is in this movie, looking fine.

Matthew Ehrlich checks in to discuss Season 2 of ‘The White Lotus.’¬†Matthew has lots of problems with this show, but he still finds himself tuning in eagerly on Sunday nights. Neal loves ‘The White Lotus,’ he thinks it’s sexy and juicy and fabulous, qualities not always apparent in TV shows. And they both agree that Jennifer Coolidge is a comic masterpiece who must be protected at all costs.

Finally, Danny Gallagher visits the show to discuss ‘Weird,’ the Weird Al Yankovic biopic. What could be more appealing than listening to two Gen-X guys talk about why Weird Al is awesome and funny? Nothing, we say! We have the courage to like Weird Al here at BFG. Screw all the haters, of which there are none.

Enjoy the podcast!

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Neal Pollack

Book and Film Globe Editor in Chief Neal Pollack is the author of 12 semi-bestselling books of fiction and nonfiction, including the memoirs Alternadad and Stretch, the novels Repeat and Downward-Facing Death, and the cult classic The Neal Pollack Anthology of American Literature. A Rotten Tomatoes certified reviewer for both film and television, Neal has written articles and humor for every English-language publication except The New Yorker. Neal lives in Austin, Texas, and is a three-time Jeopardy! champion.

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