Dec 24, 2014

ACCEPT THE MYSTERY 21 - Romance & Cigarettes ft. Ben Siemon

Jackie, Josh and UCB’s Ben Siemon muster up the courage to discuss John Turturro’s Coen-produced “working class opera” Romance & Cigarettes. They also reveal Hollywood’s unspoken rules about smoking, marvel at the sexism of the past, and join the Star Wars Cutout Of The Month Club.

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Dec 17, 2014

ACCEPT THE MYSTERY 20 - Fargo 1-3 ft. Dan Wolfberg

Jackie and Josh, along with special guest Dan Wolfberg, begin their dark night of the Upper Midwestern soul with the first three episodes of the critically acclaimed series adaptation of "Fargo." They also muse on the joys of college nudity, discover the true price of temporary tattoos, and hear Dan's incredible true story of meeting the Coen Bros!

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Dec 10, 2014

ACCEPT THE MYSTERY 19 - True Grit ft. Frank Myhero

Jackie, Josh and Frank Myhero watch and discuss the Coen Bros' throwback Western "True Grit," a remake of the 1969 film starring John Wayne. They also bring back the political roundtable, question whether this is the Coens' "Star Wars," and parse out just what Josh and Jackie consider "spoilers."

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Dec 3, 2014

ACCEPT THE MYSTERY 18 - A Serious Man Ft. Jake Regal

Actor and comic Jake Regal joins Josh and Jackie to discuss the Coens' existential black tragicomedy A Serious Man, starring Michael Stuhlbarg. They also debate the value of saxophone, meditate on the origins of Jewish guilt, and learn about Adam's first, much mouthier wife.

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Nov 26, 2014

ACCEPT THE MYSTERY 17 - Burn After Reading ft. Ray Richmond

Ray Richmond joins Josh and Jackie to discuss the star-studded D.C. political satire "Burn After Reading." They also dig into the Cosby scandal, weigh in on the Richmond family preference for real vs. fake boobs, and wonder whether a Dogmaster is real.

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Nov 19, 2014

ACCEPT THE MYSTERY 16 - No Country For Old Men Ft. Eric Bauer

This week Josh, Jackie, and comic/Don Draper surrogate Eric Bauer discuss the Coens' Best Picture winning neo-Western "No Country For Old Men," starring Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin and Tommy Lee Jones. They also learn about the world's rarest coins, debate the merits of Oliver Stone, and point out some unintended consequences of the British healthcare system.

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Nov 13, 2014

ACCEPT THE MYSTERY 15 - A Game Of Fiasco

Josh, Jackie and friends play a game of Fiasco and enact a poignant, Coenesque tale of revenge, betrayal and dessert. Starring Jackie Lechtholz-Zey as Carlo Zanetti, Frank Myhero as Felix Frisbee, Franco Pillsbury as Shlomo Gold, and Josh Richmond as Lana Zanetti.

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Nov 5, 2014

ACCEPT THE MYSTERY 14 - The Ladykillers ft. Alex Sherman

Josh, Jackie and comic and writer Alex Sherman sit through 2004's The Ladykillers, starring Tom Hanks in a role originated by Alec Guinness. They also praise the healing powers of Mel Gibson, wonder whether Tom Hanks' laugh is funny or annoying, and discover that the more you drink from the lake of fire, the thirstier you get.

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Oct 29, 2014

ACCEPT THE MYSTERY 13 - Bad Santa ft. Zane Grant

Zane Grant joins Josh and Jackie in the JFIO Studios to talk about Terry Zwigoff's Coen-produced black comedy "Bad Santa," starring Billy Bob Thornton. They also learn about Joulapukki the Yule Goat, gasp at BBT's true age, and rate their favorite candy deep cuts.

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Oct 22, 2014

ACCEPT THE MYSTERY 12: Intolerable Cruelty ft. Jake Fleisher

Josh, Jackie and writer Jake Fleisher kick off the Coen's "studio comedy" period with the divorce comedy Intolerable Cruelty, starring George Clooney and Catherine Zeta-Jones. They also discuss the ethics of big budget art films, learn what country has the highest divorce rate (it's not ours!) and brainstorm some really great ideas, pat pend.

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