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38 – Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013)

We pick up immediately from last week with Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013).

We explore what makes a good sequel in this ‘monster island’ movie. We talk about all the spectacular food puns. Most importantly, we discover the name of Splash Zone Guy.

Make sure to follow us on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook to keep up with news, to join the discussion about food, and to check out all of our personal recipes – like Sophie’s Granola Power Balls!

Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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37 – Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (2009)

Time to dive into one of the few food-film-franchises, beginning with 2009’s Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs.

Sophie & Mitch talk about the insanity of both the protagonist and the concept of food falling from the sky. We also break down all the small details and character work going on in this film. Not only that, but we continue our meatball talk with a small report on the history of the form.

Make sure to follow us on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook to keep up with news, to join the discussion about food, and to check out all of our personal recipes – like Mitch’s Meatballs!

Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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35 – Flavors of Youth (2018)

Let’s look back for simpler times, but let’s do it with the 2018 internationally released anime anthology film: Flavors of Youth.

Sophie & Mitch break down each of the three chapters of the film and how they address (or don’t) the Chinese idiom “yi shi zhu xing” [clothing, food, housing, transport]. We also talk about the issues with titling, expectations, and our conflicted feelings towards this gorgeous film.

Make sure to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to keep up with news, to join the discussion about food, and to check out all of our personal recipes – this week though, we’d love to hear YOUR recipes; your flavours of youth, if you will.

Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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20 – Sausage Party (2016)

What happens when food is alive? We checked out 2016’s Sausage Party to find out and it’s…very adult-orientated.

Sophie & Mitch talk about cartoon food, compartmentalized sentience, and the politics of orgies. We also cover the 2018 Pixar short Bao. Sufficed to say this is a full-sized episode.

Make sure to follow us on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook to keep up with news, to join the discussion about food, and to check out all of our personal recipes – like Mitch’s Hummus!

Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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42 – Mummies Alive! p.2 w. Dustin Meisinger

Continuing our adventure into the 1997 series Mummies Alive!, Dustin Meisinger joins us to explore what ancient Egypt was really like.

We also discuss merchandizing ideas, circuitous poisons, and how easy it is to work up a protest or two when it comes to your local Egypt museum.

Make sure to message Dustin on Twitter about all of your Mummies Alive! theories and questions.

Also check out our NEWEST SHOW for Collective Legacy: We Watch Food – a podcast about food TV, movies, and YouTube channels every Saturday.

Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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08 – Ratatouille (2007)

Sophie & Mitch try to figure out if anyone can cook – as well as many other things brought up by the 2007 Disney/Pixar film: Ratatouille.

Is Remmy a Secret of NIMH rat? How does Linguini’s hair turn his body into a puppet? Why couldn’t the beautiful scenes built around food be held together with a more streamlined structural focus resulting in a stronger relationship with between the antagonists and the protagonists? We answer all these questions and more!

Make sure to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook to keep up with news, to join the discussion about food, and to check out all of our personal recipes – like Sophie’s Garlic Knots.

Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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25 – Mummies Alive! p.1 w. Sophie Gareau-Brennan

Sophie Gareau-Brennan & I begin a possible new chapter in the WenghTalk story: retrospectives on obscure 90’s cartoons like Mummies Alive!

We address how ridiculous all of this is, how this was an era of cartoons long forgotten (even to those who were kids when it happened), and the impossible economics of the museum that Presley’s mom works for.

So if you remember this series, please let us know! It is incredibly difficult to find & I would LOVE to continue through this gem of a cartoon.

Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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