You all loved it the first time, so Grab Bag returns with more bite-size tidbits from the More Than Monotomen.  Evan thinks TV shows are too long. Peter finally is allowed to talk Aquaman. Dan wants to know about your farts.  Maxwell listens to some guilty pleasure music.

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For the next dive into mythology, the More Than Monotofolks look way back to the ancient Egyptians to see what made their gods stand out from their contemporaries.  Dan steals a point. Evan is sick of underworld deities. Peter becomes his own hype man. Maxwell derails a bowling alley.

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Music is an essential, but oft-neglected part of movies, games, and television.  The More Than Monotosicians explore how a good soundtrack can enhance a work, and where you can find the best of those sweet, sweet scores.  Evan upsets the group. Dan sings Pokemon. Maxwell needs his 2 a.m. Peter goes “bwonk”

 

The Marvel Symphonic Universe | Every Frame a Painting

A Theory of Film Music | Dan Golding

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Peter and Dan like to mess around with some other podcasts on the side.  If you’re looking for some recommendations for your second-favorite podcast, those two are the ones to ask, they’ll hook you up.  Evan is here too.

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This week, the More Than Monotoblokes are debuting the first installment of a new format! Try your luck with the More Than Monotony Grab BagTM, a selection of quick-fire topics too short for feature film but perfect for binge watching.  Peter preaches about meat. Maxwell needs you to study. Dan wants to know more about your bed. Evan doesn’t get this whole Fortnite thing.

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Super bacteria are coming for you and your family!  Join the More Than Monotohosts as they cover the issue of antibiotic resistance and what you can do to fight back.  Maxwell brings the bug facts. Peter is unfazed. Dan fights a rose bush. Evan has stern words for apples.

 

What do we do when antibiotics don’t work any more? | Maryn McKenna

Antibiotic / Antimicrobial Resistance - Protecting Yourself and Your Family

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The More Than Monotochamps are back again with more Star Wars!  This time it’s all about giving credit where credit is due, and defending the weaker aspects of the prequel trilogy.  Peter feels the bromance. Evan is kindly asked to leave. Maxwell seethes once more. Dan speaks the unspeakable name.

 

Ferret Leggiiiiiing Shooooooooooooooooow

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Ever wanted the inside scoop on what exactly happened to Atlantis?  Well, the More Than Monotonolanteans are here to put the final word into just how they lost that continent.  Peter claims a new heritage. Dan tries to comprehend Atlas. Evan blows your minds. Maxwell talks to a fish.

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Deadpool 2 and Solo: A Star Wars Story are both available on your favored home media platform, so now is the perfect time to listen to Evan and Peter’s reviews before you rewatch those films.  Based on the box office returns, it’s not like you saw Solo in theaters anyways.

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Big telescopes are pretty neat, so the More Than Monotostronomers gather around to discuss all those fancy space pictures.  Armchair astronomy may occur. Dan educates. Peter goes off the deep end. Maxwell advances to the classical age. Evan does NOT apologize to Ryan Gosling.

 

Hubble Space Telescope Flawed Mirror

Hubble eXtreme Deep Field Picture

James Webb Space Telescope

Comparison of nominal sizes of primary mirrors of notable optical telescopes

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The entertainment world is moving towards a digital and streamed future, and the More Than Monotodudes ain’t havin’ that.  Or maybe they are, you’ll have to listen to find out. Evan tries a new hook. Dan puns. Maxwell asphyxiates. Peter wants his Iron Fist DVD already, dammit.

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As a bunch of youngins themselves, the More Than Monotollennials talk about their generation and the challenges faced growing into the professional world.  Dan fails at a retake beyond what was previously thought possible. Peter pitches his better soda. Evan wants off this squalid pit. Maxwell pours one out for the monkey.

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Whenever the third movie in a film franchise is released, the discussion inevitably turns to which installment of the trilogy is the best.  The More Than Monotobroskis weigh in with their thoughts on some classic trilogies and try and find if there’s a pattern to the quality. Maxwell discovers a time loop.  Evan wishes there was a sequel to The Matrix. Dan hopes you catch his Ocean’s Twelve reference. Peter breaks some eggs. Maxwell discovers a time loop.

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To celebrate the 2018 MLB All-Star game, Dan and Peter talk about the slow pace of baseball and what changes they would like to see in order to improve the popularity of the sport.  We’re not sure why they think this counts as a “celebration” either.

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Have you ever wondered how your cooking habits have affected your brain?  No? Well, the More Than Monotonutritionists discuss it anyways. Maxwell talks brain soup.  Dan wants to go back to raw foods. Evan wonders what bald eagle tastes like. Peter’s hatred for pandas is unyielding.

 

What is so special about the human brain? | Suzana Herculano-Houzel

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The Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors faced off in the 2018 NBA Finals recently, surprising no one, expect maybe Charles Barkley.  The More Than Monotoballers discuss the concept of the superteam in the world of sports. Maxwell flexes his NBA knowledge. Dan brings the harsh truth about salad.  Peter gets his hockey moment. Evan must once again apologize, this time to Malcolm Gladwell.

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Peter and Evan like those “video game” things, so of course they were keeping tabs on the Electronic Entertainment Expo, or as the cool kids call it, E3.  Spoiler alert: may contain more Super Smash Bros. than the surgeon general recommends.

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The More Than Monotomodels take on the abstract concept of fictional characters, their relevance as role models, and what constitutes a hero.  We somehow stumble through it. Maxwell does booze math. Dan has a plan for new fans. Peter’s love for The Hobbit will not be silenced. Evan would like to apologize for the Shadow the Hedgehog voice.

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Everyone loves mythology!  The More Than Monotobros get down into those ancient Greek heroes, and try to figure out just why we’re all still talking about them millennia later.  Evan is awfully pedantic about the name Hercules. Peter and Maxwell have a falling out. Dan finds Nemo.

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Because we weren’t just done after the first hour, nope!  You’ll love listening to the More Than Monotoheroes review Avengers: Infinity War.  Plus, see if Evan can figure out how the movie will end!

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