Episodes

Episode 20: Parenthood (w/ Michelle Talarico)

Comedian and podcast neighbor Michelle Talarico (aka “Michy Badcakes”) joins us to talk about 1989’s Parenthood, starring Steve Martin, Mary Steenburgen, Dianne Wiest, and a young Joaquin Phoenix.

We talk about learning where babies come from (accurately or inaccurately). We argue passionately about immersion blenders vs. The Magic Bullet. Finally, Michelle explains why everyone in Auburn, MA is grizzled and shares what it’s like when your mom discovers explicit details about your sex life.

Episode 19: Miss Congeniality (w/ Tricia D'Onofrio)

Fan favorite Tricia D’Onofrio returns to the podcast to talk about the 2000 film Miss Congeniality, starring Sandra Bullock, Michael Caine, and Benjamin Bratt.

We talk about 90s deepfake technology, romcom tropes, and how Tricia became one of the cool kids at circus camp.

Episode 18: Overboard (w/ Matt Woodland)

Dusty VCR all-star Matt Woodland returns to the podcast to discuss the 1987 film Overboard, starring Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn. And in a Dusty VCR first, we also watched the 2018 reboot to compare how they updated this eighties classic for modern audiences.

We talk about homeschooling, childhood discipline, and the inexplicable need young boys have to tell their friends which women they find attractive.

Episode 17: Country Strong (w/ Tricia D'Onofrio)

Comedian and Dusty VCR favorite Tricia D’Onofrio returns to the podcast to discuss the 2010 film Country Strong starring Gwenyth Paltrow, Tim McGraw, Leighton Meester, and Garrett Hedlund.

We discuss secret country music fandom, regrettable piercings, and debate whether Garrett Hedlund is hot.

Episode 16: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (w/ Penina Beede)

Comedian and returning champion Penina Beede joins us to discuss the 1988 film, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, starring Steve Martin, Michael Caine, and Glenne Headly. We talk about Pez conventions, find out why Jewish mothers slap their daughters, and we explore the dumbest lies we’ve ever told.

Episode 15: Galaxy Quest (w/ Sean Noah Noah)

Comedian and writer Sean Noah Noah joins us to discuss the 1999 sci-fi satire, Galaxy Quest, starring Tim Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Alan Rickman, and Tony Shalhoub.

We talk about the true meaning of “trajesty,” we try to figure out what makes Thermians so incredibly endearing, and we play the first ever edition of The Polish Game, featuring Gabe Miner.

Episode 14: Saving Silverman

We re-watched the 2001 comedy Saving Silverman and it broke our poor little hearts. The movie we adored as teens has rotted to abomination in 2019. Tune in to hear us struggle through the pain of discussing this immensely disappointing movie.

In this episode, we discuss macrodosing on magic mushrooms, the brilliance of nun gyms, and we’ll teach you “rough wintering,” the never-fail technique for making semi-meaningful connections with strangers.

Episode 13: While You Were Sleeping (w/ Matt Woodland)

Comedian and fan-favorite Matt Woodland makes his triumphant return to Dusty VCR to discuss his favorite genre: rom-coms.

We re-watch the 1995 classic While You Were Sleeping with Sandy B and Billy P. We talk about over-the-top romantic gestures, dating culture in the 1920s when Matt was growing up, and we reverse-engineer our parents' present motivations at Christmas.

Episode 12: Mrs. Doubtfire (w/ Tricia D'Onofrio)

Comedian Tricia D’Onofrio joins us to revisit the 1993 classic, Mrs. Doubtfire, starring Robin Williams, Sally Field, and Pierce Brosnan.

We talk about Tricia’s childhood moral outrage, whether we could identify our fathers in disguise, and we have another edition of The Mom Game.

Episode 11: Drop Dead Gorgeous (w/ Penina Beede)

Penina Beede, comedian and host of the upcoming podcast 25 for 25, joins us to discuss the 1999 film Drop Dead Gorgeous, starring Kirsten Dunst, Denise Richards, and Kirstie Alley.

We discuss making funerals funny, meeting Brittany Murphy, and bring new meaning to the word “riveting.”

Episode 10: The Wedding Singer (w/ Matt Kantrowitz)

Matt Kantrowitz, one of Michael’s oldest friends and comedy partners, joins us to discuss the 1998 classic, The Wedding Singer, starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore.

We discuss the undercelebrated brilliance of Jon Lovitz, Home Depot Hotties, and play “Porn or The Godfather.”

Episode 9: The Addams Family (w/ Chris Lund)

Our friend Chris Lund joins us to discuss the 1991 comedy, The Addams Family, starring Raul Julia, Anjelica Huston, and Christina Ricci.

In this episode, we discuss the unforgettable 70th Academy Awards, evil dog mouths, and debut The Mom Game.

Episode 8: Being John Malkovich (w/ Molly Hynes)

Local comedian Molly Hynes joins Dusty VCR to discuss the 1999 classic Being John Malkovich, starring John Cusack, Catherine Keener, Cameron Diaz, and John Malkovich.

In this episode, we think about whose bodies we’d like to take over, the importance of listening to the words in movies, and the virtue of Googleyness.

Episode 7: My Cousin Vinny (w/ Bob Lynch)

In a special Father’s Day episode of Dusty VCR, we’re joined by Bob Lynch, dad to many of the Dusty VCR hosts. And we’re talking about one of his favorite movies: the 1992 comedy My Cousin Vinny, starring Joe Pesci and Marisa Tomei.

In this episode, we discuss miscommunication sagas, classic cars, and we play a trivia game to see how well our dad knows his children.

Episode 6: Kindergarten Cop (w/ Kathy Lynch)

Comedian and writer Kathy Lynch joins Dusty VCR to re-watch the ever-quotable 1990 classic Kindergarten Cop, starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Pamela Reed, and Penelope Ann Miller.

In this episode, we reflect on some of the finest child acting in any 90s movie, showcase our pitch-perfect Arnold Schwarzenegger impressions, and we reveal secret crushes from our adolescence.