Podcast Picks: The Flop House
Hosted by: Elliott Kalan, Dan McCoy, and Stuart Wellington // flophousepodcast.com, maximumfun.org
Sure, there are a lot of podcasts out there about bad movies, and a lot of them are hosted by three white guys. But there's something magical about The Flop House. Maybe it's the fact that they've been doing it for nearly 15 years.
Your hosts are Dan McCoy (a writer for The Daily Show), Stuart Wellington (a comedian and NYC bar co-owner), and Elliott Kalan (also a former writer for The Daily Show, now working on Mystery Science Theater 3000). The interplay between the hosts bounces around like a tennis ball, sometimes unsure of where exactly it's headed but always rocketing toward whatever destination lies ahead at top speeds.
The premise of the show is simple — pick a bad movie and talk about it. Whether lasering in on a commercial or critical failure (or, as the parlance goes, a "flop"), they always approach their subject lovingly. This isn't a pile on of negativity like you might quickly find on YouTube, this is a labor of love by three men (and the occasional guest) who genuinely love bad movies, warts and all.
Filled with countless inside jokes and running gags, from the Flophouse Housecat to a very specific scene in Castle Freak, this is a podcast that you'll be happy to check in with.
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