Episodes
We're grabbing some family, dragging a safe, and hitting the streets of Rio once again to talk about Fast Five! (For the ninth time.) Before we head to Brazil, we catch up on extracurricular events, announce the inductee(s) of the second class for the Fast & Furious / 2 Fast 2 Forever Hall of Fame (17:05), discuss the future of Spy Racers, talk some F9 spoilers (33:10), and order a pizza place's motor in the 2 Fast 2 Furious Minute (44:00). Then, we welcome in Juhi Khemani to talk about...
Published 07/27/21
We're headed to Norway for the country's "first real car movie" as we talk about Larson's patron pick for this lap, Burnout (Børning)! After doing our normal top-of-show activities (including a mailbag with some light F9 spoilers), we get an exposition dump in the 2 Fast 2 Furious minute (40:25) before taking a break and then racing through Norway as we talk about Burnout (45:45). We discuss the film's homages to the Fast and Furious (and other, older car movies) and our favorite elements, as...
Published 07/20/21
With F9 still in theaters, we're hitting second gear and bringing in our resident historian to talk about the movie once again! Before we do that, though, we do our usual top of the show stuff, including asking listeners not to murder people (and a spoiler-free mailbag) before welcoming Bilkins back into the fold in the 2 Fast 2 Furious Minute (22:30). Then, Mike Manzi (The Monsters That Made Us) stops by to share his thoughts on F9 (32:55). We hear his thoughts, his theories, and his...
Published 07/13/21
Having just seen F9, we're coming at Fast & Furious with fresh eyes and finding all sorts of new connections! Important note: this episode has F9 spoilers, but only in specific areas. (Check the timestamps in the description if you haven't seen the movie yet.) After kicking off with some extracurricular activities, we open the spoiler-free mailbag (10:22), which features an amazing story by Wells, before diving into the F9 spoiler-filled mailbag (22:30), where we try to wrap our...
Published 07/06/21
At long last, F9 is here. We saw it last night, so did you, and now it's time to talk about it... in full spoiler-filled detail. In this episode, we dive right into the discussion to talk all about Han, Jakob, and much, much more. We bring up our favorite parts, talk out a few major questions, and bask in the fan service (done right!) on display in F9. Joe has a great theory about what could come in a future movie and we figure out where things could go in F10 and beyond. Then, we open the...
Published 06/26/21
Never before has our podcast title felt so appropriate: we've waited seemingly forever for #F9. At long last, it's here! Recorded live from the movie theater parking lot, here is a very quick immediate reaction about #F9. Now, we're headed home (a quarter-mile at a time), coming down off our high, then recording a spoiler-filled review, which will be out very soon. Go see #F9 in theaters, then stay tuned to this feed for even more discussion! Email us: family@cageclub.me Visit our Patreon...
Published 06/25/21
The wait is almost over. #F9 is almost here. As we near the end of #TheRoadToF9, we're taking a moment to get (even more) excited about the newest Fastiverse movie! After we do a lengthy news roundup, open the voting for the Fast and Furious Hall of Fame (voting now open!), and, ahem, examine Suki's front end in the 2 Fast 2 Furious minute, it's time to dive deep into everything #F9. We're talking about the things we're most excited for, how we hope it ties into The Fate of the Furious (and...
Published 06/22/21
With #F9 little more than a week away, we're taking today's stop on #TheRoadToF9 to do some "advance scouting" of John Cena in Bumblebee! We continue to dodge #F9 spoilers as we weave through a mailbag and another week of news before finally finishing the first race in the 2 Fast 2 Furious Minute (and do a little math along the way). Then, we head back to 1987 for Bumblebee. We talk about the Fastnections, how this could fit into the Fastiverse (either directly or as an overall Transformers...
Published 06/15/21
We're still on #TheRoadToF9, and this week we find ourselves (once again) in Miami to look for Jakob and talk about 2 Fast 2 Furious! First, we cover lots of Fast and Furious news and try to figure out when the next Fast and Furious movie will release (after #F9). Then, we watch our racers jump the bridge in the Fast and Furious Minute as Cara Gael O'Regan stops by for some quick analysis and to talk about the fundraiser she's participating in, the 6th annual Race to Beat POTS. (Learn more...
Published 06/08/21
Gather round, children, for we have a story to tell about The Three Jesses... We're taking our first pit stop on #TheRoadToF9 with Need for Speed, which was selected for us by patron Nick Burris! Before we head west for the De Leon, Joey explains a complicated new way of watching movies, Alex writes in to tell us how he messed up, and we head back to Miami to maybe (?) find the "right" S+S Fabrics. Then, Bob Fischer (Joey's co-host on the upcoming podcast how to win the lottery) joins the...
Published 06/01/21
The Road to F9 officially gets underway as we kickstart Lap 9 with The Fast and the Furious with special guest Jay Sandlin! Before Jay joins the show, we brace for #F9 spoilers, unveil an earth-shattering mystery in the mailbag, and try to figure out who used NOS first in the 2 Fast 2 Furious Minute. Then, Jay Sandlin joins the show to talk about The Fast and the Furious. He shares the hottest takes we've had yet on the In-N-Out vs. Whataburger debate, recounts some lessons learned from an...
Published 05/25/21
We're closing out our Tokyo Drift Lap and saying goodbye to Heather Antos in our mechanic-prescribed Lap 8 Tune-Up / Relap / Recap. Before we wind down Lap 8, we talk about the end of the NHL season, race through another 60 seconds in the 2 Fast 2 Furious Minute, and wonder if we experience seasons in the Fastiverse. Then, we look back at Lap 8 -- the highs, the lows, and our interview with the amazing Lynda Boyd -- before unveiling the theme for Lap 9 and getting a new set of rankings from...
Published 05/18/21
Kill Bill: Vol. 2 closes out both our Kill Bill Week and our Tokyo Drift Lap as we're hitting you with a bonus episode! There's no intro segment here, so we dive right into the behind-the-scenes trivia of Kill Bill: Vol. 2, the film's cool moments, and how it stacks up to the first one. We also wonder why The Bride's name reveal is played to be such a big "thing" before finding another person on Letterboxd who loves Blade Runner. Email us: family@cageclub.me Visit our Patreon page at...
Published 05/14/21
We're closing out our Tokyo Drift lap by seeing how Quentin Tarantino remixes all the influences we've covered this lap in Kill Bill: Vol. 1! Before we fly to Okinawa (one way), we talk about the NFL Draft and the end of the first season of Young Rock, then race our way through Minute 9 of the 2 Fast 2 Furious Minute. Then, we're off to Japan to get Hattori Hanzo steel and talk about the coolest moments in Kill Bill: Vol. 1, the many Lone Wolf and Cub influences, and whether or not Quentin...
Published 05/11/21
We've thought for a while that Hobbs & Shaw may be our lap-long guest Heather Antos's favorite Fast and Furious movie. Were we right? Find out in this episode! But before Heather joins us, we participate in some Oscars roundup, dance our way around the newest episode of Young Rock, and have our most exciting minute yet for 2 Fast 2 Furious. Then, we welcome in Heather to talk about Hobbs & Shaw, but first: news about Paddington 2. Then, we get her reaction to the movie and discuss a...
Published 05/04/21
We've got a bonus episode this week, as Fast & Furious Spy Racers: Mexico recently hit Netflix, and we're here to talk all about it! We welcome in our Spy Racers experts, Nico Vasilo (X is for Podcast) and Kevo Risse (Husbands Talking, More or Less) to wonder... why isn't Spy Racers getting weird with things? Nico makes things TV-MA in a hurry and talks a lot about The Simpsons, while Kevo, our newly-appointed Corn Cob Investigator, has a heart-to-heart with the producers (who we know are...
Published 04/30/21
Shogun Assassin kicks off a three episode, three location crossover between us and "Resident Historian" Mike Manzi of Third Time's A Charm! Before Mike joins us, Joe catches us up on some more Best Picture nominees, we open the biggest and most sprawling mailbag we've ever had, and we collect the buy-in for 2 Fast 2 Furious's first race in The Fast and Furious Minute. Then, Mike hops in our baby cart as we head to Edo period Japan for Shogun Assassin. We talk about the long-lasting legacy the...
Published 04/27/21
#F9 is coming, but before we get there, we're once again hitting NYC (via Cuba) to talk about The Fate of the Furious with Heather Antos! First, we dive into the #F9 trailer -- but only to a certain extent, to keep things spoiler-free -- and hear your reactions in the mailbag. We talk about Dewey and Karen in Young Rock's "My Baby Only Drinks the Good Stuff," and "kick it a nickel" in the sixth minute of the 2 Fast 2 Furious Minute. Then, Heather joins us with a sort of startling revelation:...
Published 04/20/21
Brian "Slumber Party" Rodriguez is back on the podcast to sneak in another movie, this one starring "The Pride of Pittsburgh," Michael Keaton: Gung Ho! Before Brian joins, though... Joe re-arranges his living room, Johnson teams up with Hopkins for some action movie hijinks in Young Rock, and (the other) Brian arrives to the race in the 2 Fast 2 Furious Minute. Then, we're off to Japan (and back again) to talk about all things Gung Ho. Could Michael Keaton save a town that's definitely not...
Published 04/13/21
We're burning down hospitals and flexing off arm casts as we seek vengeance with Heather Antos as we talk about Furious 7! Before she joins us, we catch up on extracurricular activities and two episodes of Young Rock, and we break down the fourth minute of 2 Fast 2 Furious and try to decipher the role rappers (and actors, and rappers who act) play in the Fastiverse (and whether or not there's some kind of witness protection program in play). Then, Heather joins us with some stunning...
Published 04/06/21
We're taking a fun detour this week as we enroll in community college and talk about Justin Lin's three episodes of Community. Before class begins, though, we talk about Temptation Island and Zack Snyder's Justice League, and then open the mailbag to remember some fire ass titles. Then, we're headed to Greendale to talk about "Introduction to Statistics," "Interpretive Dance," and "Modern Warfare." It's Joe's first watch of Community (and one of Joey's favorite shows), so we discuss the show,...
Published 03/30/21
Shocking reactions! New favorites! Even more Chrissy Teigen?! Our eighth lap through the franchise has led to The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift, and Heather Antos is here with some fiery hot takes. Before we needle drop DJ Shadow, though, we catch up on Extracurricular Activities, check in where Montez is in her catch-up, and meet Tej in the 2 Fast 2 Furious Minute. Then, we fly across the Pacific for The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift to chat about her thoughts on a Vin Diesel and...
Published 03/23/21
The next stop in our Tokyo Drift Lap is Lady Snowblood, with a bonus Patreon-only pit stop for its sequel coming soon! Before heading to Japan for Yuki's roaring rampage of revenge, we spend some time trying to figure out The Voice and finally (!) begin the Fast and Furious Minute about 2 Fast 2 Furious, as soundtracked by David Banner. Then, we dive into Lady Snowblood as we see the many ways it inspired Kill Bill, admire the strong female protagonist at its core, and wonder if the "woman so...
Published 03/16/21
We're once again "citizens of the world" as we return to London, baby, to talk about Fast & Furious 6 with Heather Antos! Before we clash with Owen Shaw (the almost-always-a-bad-guy Luke Evans), we catch up on Young Rock, open the mailbag, and finish out the Turbo Charged Prelude in the Fast & Furious Minute. (2 Fast 2 Furious kicks off next episode!) Then, we welcome in Heather to find out her favorite (and least favorite) parts of Fast & Furious 6, discover whether she's a racer...
Published 03/09/21
Anyone who knows #2F2F knows the handful of questions to which we desperately need answers, and we welcome the amazing Lynda Boyd to the show to help us solve one! In this episode, we chat with Lynda about her audition process for Tokyo Drift, the time she spent in Japan, and the possibility of a cursed past life as a geisha. We talk about her time on The X-Files, She's the Man, and Supernatural, get some behind-the-scenes info on what John Cena is really like, and hear all about her short...
Published 03/05/21