July 16, 2019
Glenn and Alanna are back for another season of Stranger Things, as The Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular examines all of your favorite characters in an effort to decide who was well served and who wasn't, who got their look right, rhymes that keep their secrets, and much more!
"Stranger Things" from Stranger Things by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein
"Land Deeds" from Stranger Things 3 by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein
"Roundball Rock" by John Tesh
"The NeverEnding Story" - music by Giorgio Moroder, lyrics by Keith Forsey, performed by Limahl & Beth Anderson
June 25, 2019
Glenn and Scott attempt to examine the wide array of yahoos contending for the Democratic presidential nomination, but keep getting sidetracked by the garbage fire our political system has become and whether or not capitalism should be thrown onto the pyre. Which candidate serves at the mercy of Twitter teens? Which candidate has a plan for first contact with space aliens? All of the biggest candidates are covered, including Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren,
Randy Steve Bullock, John McAfee, and Vermin Supreme.
Note: This episode was recorded before former Representative Joe Sestak announced, for reasons passing understanding, that he too is running for president. We apologize(?) for the omission.
“America, Fuck Yeah (Bummer Remix)” from Team America: World Police by Trey Parker and Marc Shaiman
“Crank That Mike Gravel“
“International Statement” from NFL Primetime by Roger Dexter and Alan Bell
“This Land Is Your Land” by Woody Guthrie, performed by Bernard Sanders et al
May 13, 2019
Glenn & Scott are back to discuss Star Trek: Discovery's second season, including the show's new old characters, its whirlwind tour of Original Series episodes & concepts, and the priorities of the show's writers. How did the show shift its focus from the first season, and how does its plot developments impact the bevy of spinoff shows on the horizon? Scott has things to say about the finale; Glenn has things to say about character deaths.
Star Trek: Discovery Main Title by Jeff Russo
"Pike's Punishment" from Star Trek, "The Cage" by Alexander Courage
"Powersurge" from NFL Primetime by Ken Nelson and Jim Long of FirstCom Music
Star Trek: Discovery End Title by Jeff Russo
February 12, 2019
Glenn and Scott are back in the Oscar vault, on time and as expected! They're breaking down the nominees for the Best Original Score Oscar: Black Panther by Ludwig Göransson, If Beale Street Could Talk by Nicholas Britell, BlacKkKlansman by Terence Blanchard, Isle of Dogs by Alexandre Desplat, and Mary Poppins Returns by Marc Shaiman. Best Original Score is one of the categories that's actually being awarded on the broadcast this year, so you know it's a big one. There are major digressions aplenty in this outing, including your dose of Hamilton hot takes!
WWE Hall of Fame Intro Theme
"Waterfall Fight" from Black Panther by Ludwig Göransson
"Glory to Bast" from Black Panther by Ludwig Göransson
"United Nations/End Titles" from Black Panther by Ludwig Göransson
"Eden (Harlem)" from If Beale Street Could Talk by Nicholas Britell
"What Have They Done?" from If Beale Street Could Talk by Nicholas Britell
"New Life" from If Beale Street Could Talk by Nicholas Britell
"The Ecstasy of Gold" from The Good, The Bad and the Ugly by Ennio Morricone
"Killmonger" from Black Panther by Ludwig Göransson
"The Ecstasy of Gold" from The Good, The Bad and the Ugly by Ennio Morricone
"Encomium" from If Beale Street Could Talk by Nicholas Britell
"Eden (Harlem)" (Double Speed) from If Beale Street Could Talk by Nicholas Britell
"Encomium" (Double Speed) from If Beale Street Could Talk by Nicholas Britell
"Blood and Soil" from BlacKkKlansman by Terence Blanchard
"Ron Meets FBI Agent" from BlacKkKlansman by Terence Blanchard
"Ron's Search" from BlacKkKlansman by Terence Blanchard
"Shinto Shrine" from Isle of Dogs by Alexandre Desplat
"First Crash-Landing" from Isle of Dogs by Alexandre Desplat
"Jupiter and Oracle + Aboriginal Dogs" from Isle of Dogs by Alexandre Desplat
"First Bath of a Stray Dog" from Isle of Dogs by Alexandre Desplat
"Outside the Tent" from Mary Poppins Returns by Marc Shaiman
"Royal Doulton Chase" from Mary Poppins Returns by Marc Shaiman
"Trip a Little Light Fantastic" from Mary Poppins Returns, music & lyrics by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman, vocals by Lin-Manuel Miranda & cast
"Ancestral Plane" from Black Panther by Ludwig Göransson
"The Place Where Lost Things Go" from Mary Poppins Returns, music & lyrics by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman, vocals by Emily Blunt
"Flying with Chewie" from Solo by John Powell
"Main Title" from Ready Player One by Alan Silvestri
"Hooray for Hollywood" by Richard A. Whiting & Johnny Mercer, arranged & conducted by John Williams, performed by the Boston Pops Orchestra
February 4, 2019
In the midst of Oscar season, Glenn & Scott take a detour to discuss the Best Original Score nominees from the year 2000! On the docket are Gladiator by Hans Zimmer, Malèna by Ennio Morricone, The Patriot by John Williams, Chocolat by Rachel Portman, and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon by Tan Dun. Come for the celebrity guest star, stay for the Butler Brothers’ amazement at a genuinely compelling Zimmer score! This edition also boasts a discussion of when the last couple of decades ended, and ends with Glenn getting the most shocking news of the year.
WWE Hall of Fame Intro Theme
“Barbarian Horde” from Gladiator by Hans Zimmer
“The Wheat” from Gladiator by Hans Zimmer
“The Battle” from Gladiator by Hans Zimmer
“Now We Are Free” from Gladiator by Hans Zimmer
“Malèna (Titoli Di Coda)” from Malèna by Ennio Morricone
“Inchini Ipocriti e Disperazione” from Malèna by Ennio Morricone
“Il Ritorno” from Malèna by Ennio Morricone
“Visioni (Fantasie D’Amore)” from Malèna by Ennio Morricone
“The Colonial Cause” from The Patriot by John Williams
“Martin vs. Tavington” from The Patriot by John Williams
“Ann and Gabriel” from The Patriot by John Williams
“The Patriot” from The Patriot by John Williams
“Main Titles” from Chocolat by Rachel Portman
“Party Preparations” from Chocolat by Rachel Portman
“Chocolate Sauce” from Chocolat by Rachel Portman
“Guillaume’s Confession” from Chocolat by Rachel Portman
“Three Women” from Chocolat by Rachel Portman
“Ashes to the Wind” from Chocolat by Rachel Portman
“Vianne Sets Up Shop” from Chocolat by Rachel Portman
“Eternal Vow” from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon by Tan Dun
“Night Fight” from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon by Tan Dun
“Farewell” from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon by Tan Dun
“A Love Before Time” (English) from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, performed by CoCo Lee
“A Love Before Time” (Mandarin) from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, performed by CoCo Lee
“Cast Away” from Cast Away by Alan Silvestri
“Crossroads” from Cast Away by Alan Silvestri
“The Legend of Bagger Vance” from The Legend of Bagger Vance by Rachel Portman
“Remember the Titans” from Remember the Titans by Trevor Rabin
“Virginia” from Remember the Titans by Trevor Rabin
“Southern Hospitality” from Requiem for a Dream by Clint Mansell
“Lux Aeterna” from Requiem for a Dream by Clint Mansell
“End Title” from Unbreakable by James Newton Howard
“Unbreakable” from Unbreakable by James Newton Howard
“Requiem for a Tower” by Corner Stone Cues, based on themes by Clint Mansell
January 14, 2019
At long last, Glenn & Scott return to the Oscar vault to run down the nominees for best score of 2017! They discuss Phantom Thread by Jonny Greenwood, Dunkirk by Hans Zimmer, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri by Carter Burwell, The Shape of Water by Alexandre Desplat, Star Wars: The Last Jedi by John Williams, and the definition of music. Stay after the break for their thoughts on selected non-nominated scores from 2017 as well.
October 22, 2018
Glenn Butler and Steve Wille focus on the positive and tell each other some things that are good. Along the way they touch on the legend of Cat Grandpa, the This Old House Cinematic Universe, other low-stakes TV, and butter cheese cheese. If you have something good you want to tell us about, reach out!
July 30, 2018
Scott and Glenn are back with a somewhat belated discussion of the first season of Star Trek: Discovery. They discuss what worked for them and what didn't, why the show went too fast and felt too slow, and whether anyone was buried. They each have opinions, and Scott thinks you should ignore one of them.
June 21, 2018
Solo: A Star Wars Story is the subject of the latest Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular, as we still want that sweet sweet search engine optimization despite not putting the name of the movie in the title. Glenn & Scott convene to break down their expectations for the newest Star War and how they were greatly exceeded, plus Solo‘s characterization, the Han-Chewie dynamic, gratuitous sequel-bait, the qualities of scoundrels, droid liberation theology, and much more. Come for the analysis of where John Powell’s score fits in the Star Wars corpus, stay for the pilot episode of the hit new podcast Glenn and Scott Read Wookieepedia!
June 11, 2018
Steve Wille joins Glenn & Scott for another dip into the Spectacular Advice email, which you can reach right now at email@example.com! This time the three discuss family planning, privacy vs. secrecy, and grilled cheese sandwiches.
January 10, 2018
Having seen The Last Jedi again, Glenn, Scott, and Alanna are retreating to the far-off island known as The Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular to discuss the movie some more! Glenn is embarrassed about omissions in the score segment from last time, Scott is upset about Canto Bight, and Alanna is still yelling about Kylo. Other topics discussed include what it means to be Somebody, Objectivism, and...yes, love triangles. Are you a theme lumper or a theme splitter? Is "willingness to be evil" a make-or-break issue in your relationships? All this and more awaits you!
December 26, 2017
Steve Wille joins Glenn & Scott to answer YOUR questions for the first Spectacular Advice edition of The Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular — big or small, we’ll consider them all! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or go to our Ask.fm page to send your questions today.
In their first foray into advice podcasting, the three have a headier-than-expected discussion of personal growth and shifting perspectives.
December 21, 2017
Star Wars: The Last Jedi has been chased down by the latest episode of The Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular, as Alanna Kelly joins Glenn & Scott to dissect the latest addition to the Star Wars saga. A brief spoiler-free discussion on their expectations for and impressions of the film (taking up the first twelve minutes of the show) is followed by a longer discussion of the depth and breadth of The Last Jedi. How does the movie carry everyone’s favorite characters forward? How does it play with preconceived notions of what a trilogy’s middle chapter does? Why does Glenn suddenly care about Kylo Ren? They discuss how one of the storylines seems to be a sidetrack from the main plot, and then Glenn & Scott get sidetracked by ranking all nine Star Wars scores.
November 5, 2017
Spoilers for the second season of Stranger Things abound when The Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular heads back to the Upside Down. Glenn is joined by Alanna Kelly to break down the differences in emphasis between the first and second seasons, how our beloved characters are being developed, and what the new ones bring to the show. Also…is Stranger Things over?
September 27, 2017
As Star Trek: Discovery brings Trek back to your TV screen, so too does it herald the return of The Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular to the podcatcher of your choice. Glenn & Scott are back to discuss Discovery‘s two-part pilot, “The Vulcan Hello” and “Battle at the Binary Stars,” and a bevy of related issues. In the spoiler-free opening section, Scott tells a tale of his misbegotten youth…also they talk about the show. After that, SPOILERS abound as they break down Discovery‘s characters, plot, score, design aesthetic, and the surprising status of its eponymous starship.
Find more written pieces and many more podcasts on Star Trek, including Glenn & Scott’s series on all of the movies, here!