Episodes
We're shakin' and bakin' on the racetrack today as Brian Rodriguez (High School Slumber Party) joins us for Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby! Before Brian hops in his racecar (from vacation), we talk about horror movies and spotted lanternflies before continuing to race down Alligator Alley in the 2 Fast 2 Furious Minute (29:50). Then, we hit the speedway to talk all about Talladega Nights (38:00). We explore Will Ferrell's artistic desires, talk about John C. Reilly's "thirst...
Published 10/19/21
We're hopping aboard a nuclear submarine and bringing High School Slumber Party's Brian Rodriguez with us as we talk about The Fate of the Furious! After Joe talks about a possible ghost hotel (spoiler: it's not) and Joey whines about AMC Theaters, we race down Alligator Alley in the 2 Fast 2 Furious Minute (20:40) before tackling the Cuban Mile in the Fate of the Furious (40:20). We discuss whether Cipher and Jakob's lives intersect before F9 before diving deep into where the entities "Vin...
Published 10/12/21
Redline has a bit of a reputation. Patron Alex Elonen picked it for us to watch this lap, so we're diving deep into its wild backstory. After opening a full mailbox (thank you, everyone!), we finally hear from Carter Verone in the 2 Fast 2 Furious Minute (31:50) before fearing nothing and risking everything in Redline (44:45). The movie is bad, and there's no way around it. But the backstory? Tremendous. We talk about the wild journey to get to Redline, then wonder who the protagonist is as...
Published 10/05/21
We're getting closer and closer to "catching up" to F9, and our latest stop is Deckard Shaw's roaring rampage of revenge in Furious 7! After catching up in extracurricular activites, we meet Fonzie and Fabio in the 2 Fast 2 Furious Minute (17:45) before squaring off with Shaw once again. Joining us to talk about Furious 7 is Drea Clark (Maximum Film!), who -- unlike many of our recent, less sophisticated guests -- goes to bat for and defends Paul Walker and Brian O'Conner. We talk about the...
Published 09/28/21
We're hitting the salvage yard -- and then the NASCAR track -- to talk about Lindsay Lohan in Herbie Fully Loaded! Before we get to Michael McGahon's patron pick, though, we catch up on extracurricular activities (which are very Y: The Last Man heavy) and then do the stare and drive in the 2F2F minute (21:30), where we discover a similarity (of sorts) between Brian O'Conner and Frank Costanza. Then, we dive into Herbie Fully Loaded (31:50) to talk about the "car movie algebra" that yields...
Published 09/21/21
We welcome back Fast & Furious superfan Heather Antos to talk about F9 -- and this time, we're watching the Director's Cut! Before Heather joins us, though, we catch up on the past week and imagine a viable alternative to the Han and Gisele trilogy we are going to continue to attempt to will into existence. Then, we do a deep dive into the F9 Director's Cut (22:15): what's new, what's (maybe) new, and what's extended. We pick our favorites, discuss why things hit the cutting room floor,...
Published 09/14/21
We're headed back to the streets of Tokyo -- this time with Aaron Neuwirth (Out Now with Aaron and Abe, We Live Entertainment) -- to figure out where Elle, Jakob, and Mr. Nobody were during The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift! We talk about the Dreamcast, Back to the Future, and Possession (1981), preview the F9 director's cut (and rumored F10 title), and watch Monica Fuentes roll up in a delivery truck in the 2 Fast 2 Furious Minute (27:35). Then, we fly across the Pacific with Aaron...
Published 09/07/21
We're heading Down Under -- and then out to the Bonneville Salt Flats -- to talk about The World's Fastest Indian! Before we get to the movie that Hayley Gerbes picked for us on Patreon, we talk about the characters or actors who could join the franchise in F10 and watch a deleted scene from F9 before heading to Miami and getting answers to our geography questions in the 2 Fast 2 Furious Minute (26:25). Then, we hop aboard our 1920 motorcycles and blaze our way through The World's Fastest...
Published 08/31/21
There's a new season of Spy Racers on Netflix, so we're coming at you with a bonus episode to talk all about Fast & Furious Spy Racers: South Pacific! Joining us are our core Spy Racers correspondents, Nico Vasilo and Kevo Risse, to talk about the highs and lows of the show's fifth season, which may have been the show's best yet! Or was it? Either way, it's definitely more referential of previous seasons and past characters than ever before. We cover the (blessedly) straightforward plot...
Published 08/27/21
We're returning to orbit once again to talk about F9 (for the fourth time) with Kevo Risse and Nico Vasilo of Husbands Talking More or Less! Before they join us, we talk about new dishwashers and new movies, the release date for F10, and the special features coming to the F9 Blu-ray disc (plus more details in the back half!) before spending our (thankfully) final minute in the demolition derby parking lot in the 2F2F Minute (29:40). Then, the HTML guy drops by (38:55) to talk about F9 (and,...
Published 08/24/21
We're taking a brief break between episodes about F9 to talk about Fast & Furious 6 with Dan Scully (I Like to Movie Movie)! Before Dan joins us, we share extracurricular activities as Joey's audio is peppered with a thunderstorm, talk about Michael Rooker's character, and watch Brian and Roman scrap in the 2 Fast 2 Furious Minute (20:00). Then, Dan swings by to talk about (spoiler!) his favorite movie in the franchise, Fast & Furious 6 (29:40). We share some new theories about Kurt...
Published 08/17/21
With F9 now available to rent on VOD, we’re covering the movie yet again, this time with Cara Gael O’Regan! Before she joins, though, we debate whether Brian and Bilkins fly to California to get Roman from his demolition derby, talk about the merits of modern movies converted to black and white, and the upcoming 4K release of F9 (and what we hope to get from the “director’s cut”). Then, we count tires in what we’re calling “the calm before the storm” in the 2 Fast 2 Furious Minute (29:30)...
Published 08/10/21
We're riding shiny and chrome into Valhalla today as we talk about Mad Max: Fury Road, starring... Cipher after the fall? Before we ride into the wastelands, though, Joe gives us some tips on how to (lazily) watch the Olympics, we discuss the "best" (and our favorite) scenes in the Fast and Furious, and wonder where Bilkins got his (different) bag of popcorn in the 2 Fast 2 Furious Minute (42:45). Then, we're off to talk about Tom Hardy and Charlize Theron in Mad Max: Fury Road (53:05). We...
Published 08/03/21
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: [email protected] 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