Episode 131 - Laugh Now, Curl into a Ball Later

Things aren't looking good for Chad's personal life but he's still doing the best he can. He manages to get in a few laughs as he talks WILL FERRELL's new podcast company; STUDIO GHIBLI movies going to streaming a day after the studio said they wouldn't do that; and how to lose a job with BERNIE SANDERS.

Will Ferrell’s new comedy podcast company: https://deadline.com/2019/10/will-ferrell-iheartmedia-launch-podcast-company-big-money-players-network-1202760091/

Studio Ghibli films head to HBO Max after GKIDS says no to streaming: https://www.slashfilm.com/hbo-max-studio-ghibli-streaming-rights/

A video earns a man a job with Bernie Sanders. He quits before he stars: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/a-viral-video-landed-him-a-job-on-the-sanders-campaign-his-resignation-highlights-the-pitfalls-of-the-quest-for-digital-dominance/2019/10/15/89ac2576-eea4-11e9-89eb-ec56cd414732_story.html

Episode 130 - Spectrum of Quality

The new TV season brings in a new DC superhero show but this time the star is a... woman?!... and a lesbian?!?! What has this world come to?! BATWOMAN premiered on The CW and, so far, it's mostly just about superhero stuff, which Chad loves. Also on the docket: Netflix's THE IRISHMAN is skipping major theaters and hitting Broadway for Oscar season; the LUMINARY co-founder is leaving the subscription podcast company that carries exclusive celebrity podcasts; and female directors are getting the leg up they need thanks to their coworkers!

“The Irishman” goes to Broadway: https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/7/20903107/netflix-the-irishman-martin-scorsese-belasco-theater-screening-award-eligibility

Luminary founder steps down: https://www.theverge.com/2019/10/8/20903804/luminary-podcast-startup-cofounder-joe-purzycki-exit-jeff-saunders-jet-cpo

Famies pledge to help foster female directors: https://variety.com/2019/film/news/reframe-rise-sue-kroll-stephanie-allain-michael-de-luca-paul-feig-1203362344/

Episode 129 - Chad White Needs a Friend

He was a boy. She was a girl. Can I make it any more Constitutionals? Two topics, one episode. How does Chad stretch these into half an hour? You bet he'll figure out a way to talk for too long. The conversation includes why you'll never, ever make money from podcasting based on a new study. Plus, WARNERMEDIA is getting better at diversity all over the company!... except for in the executive offices and on set crews. But they're diverse nonetheless with almost 50/50 parity gender wise. Race is getting there. Check it out, jerks!

Episode 128 - Major Media Moves

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Hot off of the Emmys, Chad has choice words for those who voted. Where was the diversity? Should the blame be put on the 24,000 Emmy voters who had their chance to vote in more diverse nominees? You know where he's going with this. But first: VOX MEDIA acquires NEW YORK MAGAZINE and its verticals; THIS IS US gets massive ratings after it airs; NETFLIX stock is falling fast; and HBO is trying to find its place as a streamer and premium cabler.

Vox Media Acquires New York Magazine https://nyti.ms/2n1SNVq

“This Is Us” has huge ratings online:

Netflix’s new acquired shows are big but the stocks fall:

HBO’s Emmy winning future in a streaming world:

Episode 127 - I Taste Pizza

A new television season is on the horizon. This year, broadcast networks aim to play catch up with cable and streaming platforms. Chad covers the lon list of new shows set to grace the big 4 networks. But before that, he talks about A LITTLE LATE WITH LILLY SINGH and her new place in the late night world; where NBC's new PEACOCK streaming service fits in with the other 8 major ones; and GAMESTOP is redesigning its stores for the better.

Lily Singh’s late night show debuts: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2gzy_aI-luPtEpL-GzQP6w

NBC’s Peacock streaming service: https://www.vulture.com/2019/09/nbc-streaming-service-peacock.html

GaemStop’s redesign: https://www.ign.com/articles/2019/09/16/gamestops-store-redesign-leaked

2019 pilots: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/tv-pilots-2019-complete-guide-1172633