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So, I know we didn't do a new show last week, and this week we're doing a Ben tribute episode that's going to be Patreon only. We're getting the whole band back together for that one. Including Bret! So we're going to do that one Patreon only and donate the proceeds to charity.

In the meantime, I thought I'd share this interview I did with Phil Rosenthal. Phil created Everybody Loves Raymond and he has a new food show out on Netflix, Somebody Feed Phil. I do a lot of these phone interviews and they don't always make great audio, but I wanted to share this one because Phil is just such a great interview. I can tell he's good because when I get the transcripts back I barely have to edit anything. He just naturally speaks in complete sentences. He's great. Enjoy!


This week on the Frotcast, Matt Lieb was live in studio with Vince and Brendan for another #content-filled episode. This week, we talked about Alex Jones yelling at a teen, Jason Whitlock's Twitter conspiracy, did some Tales from NPR and the Royalty Freestyle, and of course, previewed this year's Oscars. Enjoy and frot on, donate at Patreon dot com slash Frotcast.

1:30 - Alex Jones challenges a teenager to debate.
16:50 - Tales From NPR
47:00 - Royalty Freestyle
59:00 - Handicapping the Oscars


Almost every living member of the original Frotcast family is back for this double episode extravaganza, starring Laremy Legel, Matt Lieb, Joey Avery, Brendan, and Vince Mancini. This week, we're talking everything from Armond White believing in crisis actors and his Black Panther review, to Game Night, a comedy that actually features crisis actors. We talk a little black Panther, discuss Steven Seagal becoming the new ambassador of an off-brand bitcoin, get the full story on Brendan Fraser's disappearance, talk Marco Rubio's own goal and getting roasted by teens, plus Ted Cruz's crappy Simpson's analogy and horrible face. We finish things off with a full four-song medley of everyone's favorite segment, The Royalty Freestyle, in which a flustered Matt Lieb tries to improvise lyrics to royalty free songs off top. We hope you missed us, enjoy the #Content. Donate at Patreon dot com slash frotcast.


This week on the Frotcast, old favorite Joe Sinclitico joined Vince and Matt, plus new guest Jesse Hett was in studio to talk about the Tupac biopic, All Eyez On Me. We also discuss Will Smith, the new passive-aggressive profile of Louise Linton (aka Mrs. Steve Mnuchin) in the new Elle, and try to catch up with Eric Roberts' 200 screen credits in the last year. Enjoy and Frot on! Donate at patreon dot com slash frotcast.

1:09 - Matt getting chewed out for his noises.

4:00 - We find out Joe is some kind of Komodo dragon.

6:00 - Getting to know Jesse Hett

15:00 - Will Smith is weird.

18:53 - Jesse has a bone to pick with Justin Timberlake.

27:30 - All Eyez on Me

1:03:00 - That new Louise Linton profile attempting to make Ms. Steve Mnuchin seem normal

1:20:00 - Catching up with Eric Roberts


This week on the Frotcast, Dave Lozo from Vice Sports et. al. joins Matt, Vince, and Brendan, to talk about all the dirt dished by Quincy Jones in his latest interview. Namely, what inanimate objects did Marlon Brando and Richard Pryor have sex with while high on drugs in the 70s? Other topics include: The Cloverfield Paradox, Libertarian debate clips, Charlie Sheen and Lenny Dykstra, The Two Bills, Three Billboards, and asinine sports press conferences vs. asinine movie press conferences and more. Donate at Patreon dot com slash Frotcast, thank you and Frot on.

Intro - What is the best television show intro? Also, is Alan Thicke dead

3:00 - Libertarian debate clips

4:45 - First discussion of the incredible Quincy Jones interview

9:00 - What other inanimate objects did Marlon Brando have sex with in the 1970s.

13:00 - The strange saga of Charlie Sheen and Lenny Dykstra.

15:38 - Brendan arrives.

18:44 - The debut of Matt's tostada.

21:11 - The Eagles fan who ate horse poop

27:24 - Jason Kelce's victory speech.

39:00 - Asinine sports press conferences vs. Asinine movie press conferences


The big news this week is that our Frotcast co-host Matt Lieb finally got put on a list of objectionable Jews, by Wisconsin congressional candidate Paul Nehlen. Also, thanks to a video he made about the simultaneous rise of Anti-Semitism and Israel-filia in the alt-right, got called out by an atheist Canadian kangaroo on YouTube. Leading to the definining question of 2018, "why is the atheist Canadian kangaroo mad at me?" SB Nation's Matt Ufford joins this week for that, plus we discuss a few Oscar movies we've finally caught up with, and preview the Super Bowl this week. Will it suck a lot, or only a little? Do the bad guys always win? We also read your emails and answer your relationship questions. Donate at Patreon dot com thank you and Frot on. 


This week on the Frotcast, comedians Matt Lieb and Joey Avery join Vince in the studio as we bring on Matt Christman (Cushbomb) from Chapo. We discuss Boss Baby, including Christman's theory of the Boss Baby Universe, and then we do selected readings from Steven Seagal's book, The Way Of The Shadow Wolves: The Deep State and the Hijacking of America (with foreward by Joe Arpaio). What exactly does the "deep state" want, according to Steven Seagal? Come for his code name for George Soros, stay for his evocative descriptions of Mexican thugs. Finally we finish things off with everyone's favorite, a new story about 56-year-old milennial comedian Dan Nainan. Enjoy and frot on, donate at Patreon dot com slash Frotcast! 

00:00 - Getting to know Matt Christman. What was it like growing up next to Steven Avery from Making a Murderer? 
7:30 - Boss Baby
21:50 - We get Matthew Broderick confused with Marlon Brando's son, on account of they've both killed people. We spiral into a rabbit hole of Brando-related tragedies.
23:50 - A tangent into Tobey Maguire's past as a poker sociopath.
26:25 - A tangent into Jim Carrey in Jim & Andy
plus a subtangent about Rick Solomon.
35:00 - Matt Lieb has a problem with Screech
36:55 - Matt Lieb wants to know about circle jerks
41:10 - Selected readings from Steven Seagal's 'The Way of the Shadow Wolves: The Deep State and the Hijacking of America." 
41:10 - onwards: more talking. 


We ring in the first Frot of 2018 with Allison Mick, Matt Lieb, Vince Mancini, and Brendan, discussing the Golden Globes and Alex Jones's take on the "Oprah for president" meme. We talk the "raw water" movement and discover that fluoridated water is the new blood libel. We discuss some of the week's best sex scandal callouts, starting with James Franco. Would the feminists deny us "Dicknose In Paris?" We go deep on Hotep conspiracies, and finish things off with Allison Mick's Unified Theory of Jay-Z. Enjoy, Frot on, smash that like button fam and give us hella reviews. Donate at Patreon dot com slash Frotcast, goodnight and eat the beans thoughts and prayers keep it super real. 


Best Of 2017 Frotcast

It's here! After another year of the Frotcast in the books, listener Schnitzel Bob edited up a compilation of this year's best bits from the Frotcast (or Schnitzel Bob's favorites, anyway). It's hard to say whether this is more of a greatest hits or a blooper reel. Or whether those things are different on the Frotcast. This has everything, from Royalty Freestyle songs to terrible accents to strange characters to celebrity stories and more terrible accents. Matt's Alex Jones impression, Vince's new butthole, it's all here. As always, you can donate at Patreon dot come slash Frotcast. Frot on and Happy New Year from your Frot fam. Check out the full track listing on Filmdrunk.


TO AVOID STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI SPOILERS, SKIP MINUTE 14 TO MINUTE 55. That's right, this week we're talking Star Wars: The Last Jedi, with guests Matt Lieb from The Star Wars Show, PR man and author Ed Zitron, and comedian Jacob Sirof (joining me, Vince Mancini from FilmDrunk). But first, we discuss Wyatt Koch, heir to the Koch Brothers' fortune, and his fascinating line of horrendously ugly shirts (failsons being relevant to the Star Wars universe). After that we've got a HEATED Star Wars: The Last Jedi discussion, and we finish things off with the worst take of the week, regarding the famous short story "Cat Person." Enjoy and Frot on, donate at Patreon dot com slash Frotcast. 

3:35 - Wyatt Koch's ugly ass shirts

14:00 - Star Wars The Last Jedi

55:44 - End of Star Wars Discussion

56:40 - I'm forced to describe Three Billboards so I can complain about it.

1:01:40 - The Worst Take Of The Week


In a special Hannukkah episode, we've invited three of our favorite Jewishes (read this with a soft J to denote respect) on the Frotcast, comedians Matt Lieb and Alison Stevenson, and showrunner Justin Halpern to join Vince and Brendan. We discuss whether Roy Moore losing was a Ben miracle (RIP), talk Inside Lacrosse's All-Name Team, and comb through the recently discovered Daily Stormer Nazi style guide. Alison Stevenson comes on to discuss her recent trip Tindering her way through Seoul, and Justin Halpern joins to talk about his Harley Quinn show, I Tonya and Ladybird. We finish things off with your emails.

3 minutes - Roy Moore's campaign manager malfunctions on live TV

7 minutes - A rundown of this year's All Name Team from Inside Lacrosse

17 minutes - Matt remembers/reenact Blood Diamond

19 minutes - Coming through the recently discovered Daily Stormer style guide

26 minutes - Alison Stevenson joins

36 minutes - Alison Tinders through South Korea.

50 minutes - Justin Halpern on his new Harley Quinn show.

54 minutes - I, Tonya

56 minutes - Armond White, Cole Smithey, and Ladybird/RottenTomato-gate

1 hour 10 minutes - The Disaster Artist

1 hour 26 minutes - Omarosa trapped in the walls

1 hour 31 - Emails


Greg Sestero is perhaps best known for playing Mark in The Room ("Oh, hi, Mark."). He's also the co-author of The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, The Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made. Michael Rousselet is co-director of Dude Bro Party Massacre III, which also stars Greg Sestero. Rousselet also happens to be one of the first people to discover The Room, helping to make it a cult hit, who's credited for starting many of The Room's now familiar audience participation trends, like throwing spoons at the screen. I got them together 12 years almost to the day after the first The Room screening, to ask Greg what it was like being Tommy Wiseau's producing partner and roommate, his teenage modeling days in Europe, and what it's like having had his life inexorably tied to Tommy Wiseau's for close to 20 years now. And to ask Mike about the first time he saw The Room, and what possessed him to force everyone he knew to watch it. How old is Tommy Wiseau? Where is Tommy Wiseau actually from? How did Tommy Wiseau get so rich, and how could afford to blow $6 million on The Room? What does it all mean? We answer all or none of these questions on this week's BookDrunk Radio. 


This week on the Frotcast, Matt Lieb and Jane Harrison join Vince and Brendan to discuss Donald Trump's McDonald's order, deliver our holiday movie guide, and talk about the Netflix documentary Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond. Method actors, right? With only a tiny bit of sexual harassment news this week! Thanks, Bryan Singer. Enjoy and Frot on, donate at Patreon dot com slash Frotcast. 


This week, former Film.com head critic Laremy Legel joins us to talk about the curious phenomenon of trailer reaction videos -- specifically as it relates to Avengers: Infinity Wars -- and, because it's inescapable, the latest round of sexual harassment firings. We go deep on Matt Lauer interviews to see if there were red flags we should've seen all along. We have a Tales From NPR, answer your emails, and even digress into football. Enjoy, and Frot on! Donate at Patreon dot com slash Frotcast. 

2:15 - Kevin Smith cries about the new Avengers trailer

21:00 - This week in sexual harasser scandals!

25:00 - Keith Olbermann and the curious phenomenon of "smug elevator pictures"

31:50 - Matt Lauer's super gross Anne Hathaway interview

41:00 Garrison Keillor

51:00 - Tales from NPR


This week on the Frotcast, the Frot-crew is all traveling, but I do have this phone interview I did with author/journalist/screenwriter Jon Ronson. Ronson is the author of So You've Been Publicly Shamed, a book about internet shaming, Men Who Stare At Goats, and the co-writer of the movie Okja, and more recently he produced a multi-part podcast called The Butterfly Effect. The Butterfly Effect traces the rise of free porn and its effect on porn and wider society. The way tech has affected porn seems like a useful (and possibly scary) analogy for the "disruption" of other industries. Enjoy and Frot on!


Columnist Drew Magary wrote in GQ this week, "Why are all the comedy men so awful?" And was immediately deluged with indignant comedy men, averring that they were not defensive. "I am not mad, I am actually laughing." Questions remain. Is comedy especially bad or just a symptom of society? Did comedians screw up or did we screw up pretending they were sage truth tellers? Is a laugh an endorsement of a higher truth, or the teller's personal life? And hey, what's the deal with airline food? Comedians Matt Lieb and Joe Sinclitico also join, to talk Louis CK, the season finale of Nathan for You, the latest creepo allegations -- against Sylvester Stallone -- and answer your emails. Donate at Patreon dot com slash Frotcast, email us at frotcast at g mail dot com. Frot on! 

4:36 - Drew's article and the blowback

8:35 - Matt Lieb joins

39:27 - Talking the Nathan For Your Season Finale

46:00 - Email questions

1:08:00 - Joe runs down the Sylvester Stallone allegations


This week on the Frotcast, SB Nation's Matt Ufford joins us to recap the week in movies, discuss Rand Paul's BRUTAL NEIGHBOR FEUD (as well as recap some past celebrity neighbor feuds), get Orange County PTSD with the Dirty John podcast ("a Californians sketch on Klonopin), and finish things off with some Royalty Freestyle. Matt Lieb and Brendan join Vince in the studio. Donate at Patreon dot slash frotcast.


From The Fat Jew on the TRL reboot to Thor: Ragnarok (my 110% spoiler-free review), this week on the Frotcast, we ponder a future (or a present, really) where repping for the big #brands is the only way to eat. Matt Lieb and Joey Avery join Vince Mancini this week, where, naturally, there's also lots of news to discuss on the Hollywood Sexual Harassment front. Kevin Spacey, Andy Dick, Jeremy Piven... who's the next Hollywood personality to screw up? Should we start a pool? All that, plus a Sebastian Gorka update, on this week's Frotcast. Donate at Patreon dot com slash Frotcast.

2:00 - Reeling from the TRL reboot

13:00 - An extremely non-spoilery review of Thor: Ragnarok

22:00 - The Hollywood sexual harassment update, first up, Kevin Spacey

36:19 - Sebastian Gorka can't park

45:00 - Matt feels bad for Osama Bin Laden

52:07 - Hollywood harassment part 2: Andy Dick edition

1:15:30 - Hollywood harassment update part 3: Jeremy Piven edition


Ex-NBA player Paul Shirley joins the Frotcast this week to talk about his new book, plus, we discuss Guy Ritchie's KING ARTHUR and do the internet's first live podcast review of "Doughp," San Francisco's first "hip hop-themed cookie dough kiosk." Matt Lieb and Vince are in studio. We also talk Stephen Dorff, Pauly Shore, PFT Commenter, and George Bush Sr. groping women. Frot on and enjoy, donate at Patreon Dot Com Slash FROTCAST. 


Ever wondered what it's like to drive 5,000 miles scouting a location and spend eight years shooting a movie in a language you don't speak? That's the story of director Michael Matthews and writer Sean Drummond, the South African filmmakers behind Five Fingers For Marseilles, a Western set in South Africa's Eastern Cape and shot entirely in Sesotho, a Bantu language. In this week's bonus Frotcast #content, my interview with Matthews and Drummond about the creation of their movie. Will you ever get to see it? Sorry, no idea, but it's a cool story whatever the case. Subscribe to the Frotcast on iTunes, donate at Patreon.com/Frotcast. (Apologies for the sound quality this week, the handheld mics are noisier than what we usually use). 


If you like timely pegs for classic movies, you'll love this week's Frotcast about the 1982 Ridley Scott classic, Blade Runner. Comedian Allison Mick calls it the "un-fun Fifth Element," while Twitter's favorite PR man Ed Zitron defends Harrison Ford's extremely laconic voice over. Comedian Joey Avery just tries to get a word in every now and then. We also talk Harvey Weinstein and Terry Crews (and Rob Schneider and Seth MacFarlane), and Eminem's Trump diss track. It's extremely #content and incredibly blah blah blah. It's not our best work but it's free. 


What do Harvey Weinstein, Harry Knowles, the leader of a vegan mayo cult, and Juggalos have in common? Well, probably nothing except that they're all #content on this week's Frotcast. Every week we try to be Ira Glass and we end up Harry Carey. But hey, that's why you love us, right, 13 remaining listeners?! Jk, jk, it's a great show. Comedian Joey Avery and Jane Harrison are in the studio this week, with Matt Lieb (LA Matt) and Vince Mancini. Donate at Patreon.com/Frotcast, Frot on and enjoy and please Frot responsibly.


With Allison Mick stuck in traffic, we've got Dave Lozo joining Vince and Matt Lieb on the Frotcast this week, to discuss the Tomb Raider remake, JJ Abrams, Sean Spicer at the Emmys, Hillary Clinton's terrible book, THE ACCOUNTANT, and Lawrence O'Donnel's Bill O'Reilly'style freakout. And of course, we finish things off with a round of the Royalty Freestyle, with Matt improvising songs for Patreon donors Jon G and Dan L. Enjoy, and Frot on! Donate at Patreon.com/Frotcast

6:52 - The Dave Lozo career arc
10:00 - A TOMB RAIDER remake! Sure, why not.
15:33 - JJ Abrams directing STAR WARS EPISODE IX
19:30 - Sean Spicer at the Emmys-gate
38:10 - Matt and Dave have terrible opinions about BABY DRIVER
40:09 - Hillary Clinton loves Goldfish crackers! So relatable.
47:30 - An important update about "Doughp", San Francisco's first hip hop themed cookie dough restaurant
1:12:52 - Lawrence O'Donnell freak out


Matt Lieb and Joey Avery are in the Frotquarters this week, to discuss the "new" Bodega app, the Charlie Sheen '9/11' movie, and of course, Ted Cruz cranking his hog. There's also San Francisco's "hip hop themed cookie dough kiosk," and the return of "millennial comedian"/fascinating sociopath Dan Nainan. We also do a call-in with Frotcast Hurricane Correspondent Ashley Burns, who gives us a first-hand account of his brush with Hurricane Irma, and the five racist signs you meet in Florida. It's a double episode loaded with #Content! Enjoy, frot on, and donate at patreon.com/frotcast.

1:30 - Ted Cruz cranking his hog
4:39 - Discussing BODEGA, the start up that's going to make mom-and-pop stores obsolute by re-inventing the vending machine.
11:13 - This week's first character, Chapstick Robot
17:34 - Far worse than Bodega, it's Doughp, San Francisco's hip hop cookie dough shop.
28:10 - I'm leaving Chicago
46:33 - Discussing Charlie Sheen's '9/11,
59:00 - Hurricane Correspondent Ashley Burns with his first-hand report on Florida livin'.
1:12:40 - The return of "Millennial Comedian" Dan Nainan!
1:40:11 - Matt Lieb's advice for a listener trying to get a brother to quit heroin.


This week on the Frotcast, Justin Halpern joins for a quick story about his friend farting in Anne C0ulter's drink one time. Then comedians Joey Avery and Allison Mick join Vince Mancini in the studio, to interview Steve Bramucci about dragging Vince to Oregon Eclipse Festival/Symbiosis/Burning Man lite, as well as his new book, Danger Gang and the Pirates of Borneo, and the time he hitchhiked through Australia and almost got murdered by a drug dealer during a shark dive. Then, official Frotcast Taylor Swift correspondent Allison gives us her unified theory of Taylor Swift. Donate at Patreon dot com slash Frotcast.

00:00 - Justin Halpern's story about his friend farting in Anne C0ulter's drink
9:30 - MOVIE NEWS! The all-female Lord of the Flies remake, Ed Skrein dropping out of Hellboy because of white washing
20:00 - Uproxx Life editor and author of Danger Gang and the Pirates of Borneo Steve Bramucci joins us
34:28 - Steve's story about thinking he was going to get murdered by an Australian drug kingpin
47:17 - Allison Mick's Unified Theory of Taylor Swift
1:10:10 - The Black Bloc vs Neo-Nazis, and not feeding the trolls vs. zero tolerance.


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