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November 25th, 2015    

The Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular, Episode 2: PTBN’s Holiday Tournament Spectacular

This installment of The Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular sees PTBN’s Brothers of Discussion, Glenn & Scott Butler, welcome Steve Wille to a discussion of another Spectacular, PTBN’s Holiday Tournament Spectacular, coming to The Place to Be at the stroke of midnight as Thanksgiving turns to Black Friday and the holiday season blasts off. The three men run down all four regions of the tournament and break down 128 different holiday movies, TV episodes, songs, albums, foods, and experiences…and, we like to think, learn a little bit about each other in the process. After all, isn’t that what the holidays are all about?

November 22nd, 2015    

The Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular, Episode 1: The Hunger Games

The Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular kicks off when the now-titular Glenn Butler (Wednesday Walk, Super Extreme Vault) welcomes his brother Scott to the land of podcasts and welcomes listeners to a deep dive into the Hunger Games series. They discuss the hugely successful film franchise along the following criteria: 1. Did Glenn understand the story despite never reading any of the books, or did the movies leave out too many details in favor of flash and explosions? 2. Was Scott satisfied that the books and the movies are telling the same story, or was it garbled beyond recognition in the transition from novel to screenplay? Other topics covered include the construction of competing mythologies, the mechanisms of soft vs. hard population control, Capitol Couture, personal agency, a Love Triangle of Doom, depictions of trauma, whether it’s possible to depict war without ennobling it, and pairs of actors that Glenn can’t tell apart.

0:00:23 – Intro
0:08:30 – The Hunger Games
1:14:26 – Catching Fire
2:11:56 – Mockingjay Part I
2:56:03 – Mockingjay Part II

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