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Pod City: 19 Popcorn-Worthy Movie Podcasts (Part 2) — Last week I shared a bunch of my favorite movie podcasts, though I quickly realized one column wouldn't cover them all. Below are 19 more film-related recs, with my apologies to all the shows I'm still omitting. For more podcast picks, head to the archive, and feel free to share your own via the comments or Twitter.

Every Episode of ‘Seinfeld’: Ranked — How many hours of your life have been spent watching Seinfeld? My conservative estimate is (gulp) 1,000 or so, far higher than any other TV series. When the show lands on Hulu June 24, I'm sure I'll log a few more, as will some younger viewers who aren't as familiar with George's strange bathroom behavior and Jerry's Superman obsession.

Pod City: 19 Five-Star Movie Podcasts (Part 1) — Many of you have asked for a roundup of cool movie podcasts, and with good reason: There are so many, it's hard to know where to start. That's why I'm taking two weeks to share my favorites, from retro shows to review-heavy ones to the ones that just make us laugh.

'Another Period': TV Review — Tuesdays at 10:30 p.m. on Comedy Central, beginning June 23 Natasha Leggero, Riki Lindhome, Michael Ian Black, Christina Hendricks, David Wain, Jason Ritter From Vikings to Manhattan to Halt and Catch Fire, it's a hot 'n' heavy time for period dramas. Comedy Central's latest, a well-timed period parody, mixes corsets and classism with some old-fashioned sex and silliness.

The Hollywood Reporter — An enticing premise fails to connect Michelle Lovretta Hannah John-Kamen, Aaron Ashmore, Luke Macfarlane Tell sci-fi fans there's a TV series about intergalactic bounty hunters and chances are they'll leap for the remote. Despite its tantalizing premise, however, Killjoys isn't the space drama we've been looking for.

'The Astronaut Wives Club': TV Review — A big part of the allure of historical drama series is that they're able to play with nearly every storytelling element, from costume design to dialogue to cinematography. The downside? Sometimes history can be a little, well, boring. And herein lies the problem with The Astronaut Wives Club.

The Hollywood Reporter — A broad and familiar-feeling workplace comedy Premieres June 16 at 10 p.m. (TBS) David Kohan and Max Mutchnick Ashley Tisdale, George Wendt, Lauren Lapkus, Mike Castle Clipped, TBS' new scripted comedy about a Beantown barbershop, is one of the few Boston-set sitcoms to crop up since Cheers. Is that a risky idea?

Pod City: 11 Notable New Podcasts to Try — This week I pause my podcast crash courses-hope you saw my rundown of excellent history podcasts-to share some new shows on my radar. Got a suggestion? Leave it via the comments or @whitneymatheson, and don't forget to visit the archive for more recs.

Pod City: 19 History Podcasts to Delight Your Brain — When it comes to my podcast diet, I generally prefer shows that teach me something. By their nature, history-themed podcasts get the job done-and, hey, if they can entertain me as well, that's icing on the danish. Below are a few of my favorite history podcasts, from the intense to the whimsical to the quick 'n' tidy.

'What the Fung?!': TV Review — A flashy food show aimed at hungry Thursdays 9 p.m. beginning May 21 (FYI) On many food and travel shows, hosts treat us like old pals, welcoming us into their cozy kitchens and sharing prime access to beautiful views. The Fung Brothers, however, don't want to be just friends.
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Jun 25, 2015

@oscar_richard Staying busy and enjoying the summer - thanks for reading!

Jun 25, 2015

@CaffreyEj thanks - I write for many places now! (I ranked every Seinfeld ep for, if you have time on your hands...)

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