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Sep 16, 2020 1 hr 6 min

Lovecraft Country Catch-Up Episodes 1-5

Weeks removed from their conversations about the beginning of the series (and their interview with series star Jonathan Majors), Frazier and Khal dive head first into the released episodes of HBO's 'Lovecraft Country'. Has Misha Green's series worked? Are were here for the mythology or the conversations surrounding social issues? And what's up with those modern needle drops? All that (and more) is discussed in this dedicated look at 'Lovecraft'. 
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Sep 09, 2020 58 min

'Ted Lasso' Star Brett Goldstein on the Show's Emotional Beats and Creating AMC's 'Soulmates'

This week, Watch Less invites writer-actor Brett Goldstein to the pod to discuss his busy schedule. Not only has he starring on (and writing for) Apple TV+'s 'Ted Lasso' (starring Jason Sudeikis), but he's created 'Soulmates', a new anthology series for AMC, alongside Will Bridges ('Stranger Things', 'Black Mirror'). Oh, and he has his own podcast, 'Films To Be Buried With'. We cover all of this, and more. 
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Sep 04, 2020 47 min

'Power' Moves With Series Creator Courtney Kemp

Days ahead of the premiere of the next book in the 'Power' saga, the Starz universe begins 'Power Book II: Ghost', looking at how Tariq and those closest to him pick up the pieces after his father's death. Series creator Courtney Kemp discusses her feelings on Tariq's journey, her love of action films and the MCU, and writing television in a time of COVID. 
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Sep 02, 2020 51 min

Days of X-Men Past

With 'The New Mutants' marking the official return of the box office during the COVID-19 pandemic, Frazier and khal look back at Fox's X-Men Cinematic Universe. They've also got some thoughts on what Disney could do with the X-Men franchise they inherited after the Fox sale. Come for the X-talk, stay for khal pitching the cold open for a Wolverine reboot. 
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Aug 26, 2020 1 hr 2 min

David Arquette Champions New Pro Wrestling Doc, 'Scream 5'

…'Scream' star and former WCW World Heavyweight Champion David Arquette has had a tumultuous time within the world of pro wrestling. Arquette joins Watch Less to talk about the doc that chronicles his fight to reclaim his pro wrestling legacy, 'You Cannot Kill David Arquette'. Arquette also talks the upcoming 'Scream 5', recent releases like 'Spree', and much more! 
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Aug 24, 2020 1 hr 5 min

‘Lovecraft Country’ Star Jonathan Majors on His Process and Making Sure We Show Up

In this special BONUS episode of…Watch Less, Jonathan Majors—star of HBO's intriguing new series 'Lovecraft Country'—gets candid about the new show. Majors not only breaks down his process as an actor, but he shares stories of working on 'Lovecraft', Spike Lee's 'Da 5 Bloods', and teases his role in Jeymes Samuel and Jay-Z's upcoming Western, 'The Harder They Fall'. Is this a 'Lovecraft'…podcast…now? 
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Aug 19, 2020 44 min

'Sneakerheads' Star Allen Maldonado is Finally #1 on the Call Sheet

On this week's episode, one of the hardest-working young Black actors in Hollywood today—Allen Maldonado—joins to break down his career thus far. From his relationship with Kenya Barris to finally being #1 on the call sheet for his upcoming Netflix series 'Sneakerheads', Maldonado shares jewels on his time in the game. Be sure to check out 'Sneakerheads' when it premieres on Netflix September 25, 2020. 
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Aug 12, 2020 48 min

How HBO's 'Lovecraft Country' Marries Horror and the Black Experience

Ahead of its Sunday night premiere on HBO, Frazier and khal couldn't wait to give some spoiler-free talk about 'Lovecraft Country', a series from Jordan Peele and J.J. Abrams that's created by Misha Green ('Underground') and stars Jonathan Majors ('Da 5 Bloods'), Jurnee Smollett ('Birds of Prey', 'Underground'), and Courtney B. Vance ('The People v. OJ Simpson', 'Uncorked'). Without getting too deep into the show's story, they take a look at the cast, world-building, and similarities in feel to another HBO gem, 'Watchmen'. Later, they talk Shia LaBeouf being rumored to join the MCU and a long-lost 'black-ish' episode finally hitting Hulu. Be sure to check this out and our appearance on this week's episode of The Alarmist, where we get to the bottom of who's to blame for the Kanye West and Taylor Swift feud. Related Links: 
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Aug 11, 2020 51 min


This week The Alarmist (Rebecca Delgado Smith) decides who is to blame for the Taylor Swift/Kanye West Feud! She is joined by pop culture efficianados and hosts of the Watch Less Podcast, Khal Davenport and Frazier Tharpe, Fact Checker Chris Smith and Producer Amanda Lund.… They reveal if they were Team Taylor or Team Kanye during the 2009 VMAs debacle, debate wether sexism or racism are more to blame for the fallout, and Rebecca goes on a shocking tirade against Taylor’s “You Belong With Me” music video.… On the board this week: Hennessy, Seating Charts, and Pop Star Megalomania… Tell us who you think is to blame at… Email us at…[email protected] Follow us on Instagram @thealarmistpodcast Follow us on Twitter @alarmistThe Call the Earios hotline! 626-604-6262 … 
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Aug 05, 2020 58 min

Summer Horrorfest: The Rental, You Should Have Left and The Relic

Watch Less' love of horror isn't resigned to our interview with Elijah Wood (Episode 15) ; this week, we had a 2020 horror marathon! Inspired by Dave Franco's directorial debut 'The Rental' (which is currently the No. 1 film at the box office), Frazier and khal watch and review 'The Rental', 'You Should Have Left' (starring Kevin Bacon), and a smaller film, 'Relic'. New school horror fans, this episode is for you. 
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