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27 – Good Mythical Morning

We’ve been binging the YouTube channel Good Mythical Morning, so let’s talk about that.

Two cute Southern boys Rhett & Link have a ‘morning show’ that focuses mainly on them trying weird foods, playing food games/challenges, and trying to guess what’s being put into their mouths whilst blindfolded. Sophie & Mitch talk about what makes this channel so incredibly watchable and how they think they’d do with some of these inventive food challenges.

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 Big Mac Sauce (from Fox Valley Foodie).

Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
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26 – Chef’s Table: Dan Barber

Sophie brings the heat as she, and Mitch, delve into what’s so infuriating about Dan Barber, the focus of Chef’s Table Vol.1 Ep.2.

We discuss the contradicting dichotomy of being abusive – yet focused on sustainability, we talk about what it means to be a truly model modern chef, and we break down the vagueness of American cuisine.

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 Spiced Zucchini Bread

Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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25 – Zumbo’s Just Desserts p.2

This is the second episode for the one that started it all! Sophie & Mitch continue into season 1 of Zumbo’s Just Desserts!

We go over our thoughts on the second half of season one: the newer focus on detail, the increased difficulty, and how likely it is that Ali’s going to murder everyone in the studio! We also discuss what we would have done for each challenge & what we think about a season two.

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 – including Sophie’s Vanilla Mousse!

Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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24 – Zumbo’s Just Desserts p.1

This is the one that started it all! Sophie & Mitch break open season 1 of the 2016 Netflix series Zumbo’s Just Desserts!

We go over our thoughts on the first half of season one: the characters, the format, the quirky editing, and so much more! We pitch our Sweet Sensations to various degrees of success! We also make our predictions for the second half of the season & who will go home with the win!

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 – including Sophie’s Passion Fruit Mojitos!

Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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23 – Like Water for Chocolate (1992)

Thanks to our listeners for suggesting the 1992 Mexican film Como Agua Para Chocolate, or as we’ll be referring to it, Like Water for Chocolate.

In this episode we’ll be talking about the differences between breasts & boobies, food idioms, and all the ways in which a traditional family drama can be heightened – so much – with just a little bit of magical food (and probably some witches).

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 Onion Jam!

Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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Blade Trinity 2004

Mitch Dexter joins me in the basement to round out the Blade trilogy where we discuss if vampires sweat, how this movie is both a crappier version of Deadpool and a similar level of good (as to say not) as X-Men Apocalypse and we also discuss both of his podcasts! ( Wenghtalk Radio and We Watch Food, both on Collective Legacy) All that and more this week on 2 Nerds in a Basement!

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22 – Chocolat (2000)

Magic realism or chocolate witchcraft? That’s the biggest question we have about 2000’s Chocolat.

We debate how we would use our chocolate powers, if we were wandering coco-shamans. We discuss how the film differs from the source novel (and how that’s a good thing). We talk about all the wonderful performances from so many actors in this tasty film.

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 Frozen Hot Chocolate!

Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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21 – Super Size Me (2004)

Just like McDonald’s french fries, this movie did not age well. It’s Morgan Spurlock’s 2004 film: Super Size Me.

We talk about how much has changed in 14 years since this film’s release; we talk about our own backgrounds with fast food & McDonald’s; we also talk about how a movie’s legacy can be better than the movie itself.

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 Roasted Vegetables!

Music Credits:
“Carpe Diem” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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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
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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Catwoman

Tessa (of Fanimorphs fame) returns to the basement to watch Catwoman! We discuss how cats definitely can’t do what Catwoman does, what constitutes a creepy friend, and if you should be in barefeet while painting or not! 

All that and more this week on 2 Nerds in a Basement!