That sleeper-hit show you may have heard of has come to an end, which means it’s time to talk a bunch about Game of Thrones.  Beware of spoilers, like how Sean Bean dies in the first season.  Dan ruins things.  Maxwell wants more Aragorn.  Peter knows feasting and crows.  Evan is unusually quiet.

With the release of the teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, get ready to hear our hopes and dreams for Episode IX.  As if this wasn’t an inevitable discussion.  Peter isn’t as happy as you think he is.  Dan wants more grit.  Evan contemplates heat death.  And featuring a special guest appearance of Maxwell seething!

Now that the MCU’s Infinity Saga has officially come to a close, it’s time to wrap up that incessant Marvel talk started one year ago. Dan steals one from Google.  Evan doesn’t want to talk about time travel.  Maxwell has stern words for Thor.  Peter drags in Star Wars, because of course he does. BEWARE Avengers Endgame Spoilers.

For an episode about why none of the More Than Monototechies use Apple-brand electronics, they sure do spend a lot of time talking about public transportation.  Funny how that happens sometimes. Peter plans his criminal career. Evan explains the food chain. Maxwell doesn’t like dirty people. Dan has had enough of Thunderbolt.

We are sorry to say that not every blockbuster film franchise is created equal.  The More Than Monotolosers look to see which of them are critical darlings and which are only overwhelming financial successes.  Evan recounts a nursery rhyme. Maxwell likes Lord of the Rings. Peter asserts his answers. Dan starts the party.

 

Best/Worst Successful Film Franchises

Millerite Prophetic Time Chart, 1843

No, the More Than Monotoperps aren’t confessing to any cold cases (at least not this week), they’re talking about true crime media and its effect on modern criminology.  Maxwell gets a geography lesson. Peter offends the meat gods. Dan goes to Canada. Evan wants you to stop making your podcast.

 

Episode 13: Who is Ryan Duke | Up and Vanished

In a deep dive into the world of video games, the More Than Monotowinners discuss the unique aspects of the open-world game design philosophy.  Evan talks up the yakuza. Peter cheats on his games. Dan wants to get at least 2 frames per second in his menus. Maxwell sniffles.

Round three of the grub bug is here, and the More Than Monotobaggers have even more of those tiny little topics for you.  Maxwell wants to know about your perfect day. Evan thinks you should love The Rock even more than you already do. Dan has some secret talents to share.  Peter reminisces on old cartoons.

The More Than Monotocrackpots dive into the deep well of conspiracy theories this week, tackling one of the classics: our beautiful, pale blue disk.  Dan acts like a fool. Maxwell wants to be Jeff Foxworthy. Evan has some questions for former president George W. Bush. Peter offends just about everyone.

 

1 in 4 Americans Thinks the Sun Goes Around the Earth | NPR

It’s the first anniversary of More Than Monotony!  The More Than Monotogang takes a look back on 2018, and reflects on the best aspects of the year.  We hope our podcast has brought you a year’s worth of joy, and will continue to bring joy for many years to come.

Who plays more video games: your little cousin, or your great aunt?  Trick question, the answer is the More Than Monotogamers. As the video game industry continues to grow, the details of its reach can be surprising.  Peter picks up a marketing gig. Maxwell mixes up his holidays. Dan does some money math. Evan really doesn’t care for Ready Player One.

 

Essential Facts About the Computer and Video Game Industry | Entertainment Software Association

Beyond 50/50: Breaking Down the Percentage of Female Gamers by Genre | Quantic Foundry

With seemingly every film franchise being either remade or rebooted, the More Than Monotopeople weigh in on what makes a successful restart.  Matt joins the cast. Evan disapproves of sentient candelabras. Peter hopes Emma Watson is listening. Dan ruins Shrek.

In this Christmas hangover episode of More Than Monotony, the More Than Monotoholics talk up their favorite bars.  The usual hijinks ensue. Peter would rather talk about bears. Maxwell becomes less of a man. Dan is not a pilot.  Evan would like to apologize to the state of Florida.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

 

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