Episode 132 - Slightly More Gritty

Let's pretend real life isn't happening by talking about hot TV ratings, sexy vault talk and a steamy reason why Chad doesn't read think pieces anymore. Get ready for hot takes! Plus: AMAZON shows land viewership ratings; DISNEY is putting Fox movies in the vault...which is not good; and ROBERT DENIRO AND AL PACINO get profiled in the New York Times!

Amazon Video added to Nielson: https://deadline.com/2019/10/amazon-prime-viewing-added-to-nielsen-which-reveals-the-boys-numbers-1202765075/

"VICE Investigates" heads to Hulu in monthly installments: https://deadline.com/2019/10/vice-investigates-series-sets-hulu-run-with-episodes-appearing-monthly-1202768522/

Disney putting Fox movies into the Vault: https://www.vulture.com/2019/10/disney-is-quietly-placing-classic-fox-movies-into-its-vault.html

De Niro and Pachino NYT profile: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/24/movies/robert-de-niro-al-pacino-the-irishman.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Farts

Episode 126 - The Institutions That Matter

Can you believe it's been a week already? These days... they're sure were seven of them. During said days, this happened: APPLE is putting its own apps first in app searches; YOUTUBERS are making explosive podcasting moves on YouTube; NEW YORK TIMES film critics cover where the movie going experience is headed in a world with monopolistic studios, streamers keeping us at home, awards and tickets; and DISNEY is (maybe, definitely) screwing over actors, producers and creators out of their residuals. Plus a lot more on this extra packed episode of goodness!

Infinity Train: https://www.cartoonnetwork.com/video/infinity-train/index.html

Apple front loads its app store with its own apps conspiracy: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/09/09/technology/apple-app-store-competition.html

YouTubers bring podcasting to YouTube: https://www.theverge.com/2019/9/9/20801873/youtube-podcast-creators-h3-joe-rogan-ethan-klein-hila-david-dobrik-views

Spotify’s CCO has plans to make the music streamer the place for podcasts: https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/business/story/2019-09-08/dawn-ostroffs-plan-to-turn-spotify-into-the-ultimate-podcast-hub

The business of movies outlook: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/09/movies/fall-season-preview-critics.html

Disney’s new scheme for syndication residuals in the streaming era hurts creators: https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/business/story/2019-09-12/disney-tv-shows-backend-profit-participation-changes

Episode 123 - The "All New" Podcast "Revolution"

The podcast is back, ready to talk straight smack about internet people making videos without much substance. Chad doesn't want to hurt anyone's feelings but it's time to delineate between what's eye candy and what's a full feast. Also: MEGAN ELLISON is doing her best to keep ANNAPURNA PICTURES out of bankruptcy; and VARIETY'S cover story of Conan O'Brien "revolutionizing" podcasting is...so far from the truth.

Disney+ app availability: https://www.engadget.com/2019/08/19/disney-plus-ios-apple-tv-android-xbox-one-canada-netherlands-australia-new-zealand/

Megan Ellison is doing her best: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/why-root-megan-ellison-fail-1233052

Annapurna final offer made to banks: https://deadline.com/2019/08/annapurna-megan-ellison-larry-ellison-last-and-final-offer-bankers-1202668129/

News Time on Annapurna: https://youtu.be/HkzK4VnA6WY

MKBHD on 1A: https://the1a.org/shows/2019-08-21/youtuber-marques-brownlee-talks-his-ten-years-of-tech

Conan, others insight podcast “revolution:” https://variety.com/2019/digital/features/podcast-boom-conan-o-brien-gimlet-spotify-luminary-1203306477/

The A.V. Club's response to Variety's cover story: https://aux.avclub.com/what-we-don-t-talk-about-when-we-talk-about-the-podcas-1837437228

Episode 122 - I'm An Adult Boy Now

Late and chock full of peanut butter, it's The Constitutionals podcast! This week Chad covers: the new VIACOM/CBS merger and its perceived inability to be as big as Disney/Fox; Disney's broad reach in film and its concern with FOX movies not making billions like theirs; TV deals coming in waves and more!

“Vice News Tonight” moves to Viceland:

https://deadline.com/2019/08/vice-news-tonight-lands-viceland-1202669610/

ViacomCBS might be too small:

https://www.thewrap.com/why-viacomcbs-might-still-be-too-small/

Disney’s streaming catch 22:

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/why-disneys-1299-streaming-bundle-may-be-a-double-edged-sword-1230928

Disney sent “Xmen” out to die:

https://www.indiewire.com/2019/08/disney-fired-fox-dark-phoenix-marketing-before-release-1202165727/

Disney has no faith in Fox movies:

https://variety.com/2019/film/features/fox-disney-earnings-dark-phoenix-stuber-racing-in-the-rain-1203300260/

Multiple TV deals are the new norm:

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/showrunners-testing-waters-multiple-tv-deals-1231372

Episode 118 - Big Little Lies, Big Little Problems

Chad is back on the futon to mess things up! On this, the eve of San Diego Comic Con, all the good news comes from last week. The EMMY nominations dropped and they're as white as ever! Everyone saw this coming. And BIG LITTLE LIES saw an upheaval creatively behind the scenes.

Emmy Nominations: https://deadline.com/2019/07/emmy-awards-nominees-2019-list-shows-nominations-1202646541/

Emmys decline in diversity: https://deadline.com/2019/07/emmys-diversity-acting-when-they-see-us-black-monday-rupauls-drag-race-pose-lgbtq-people-of-color-1202646769/

Disney's Granddaughter had choice words for current working conditions: https://news.yahoo.com/i-was-so-livid-disney-heiress-visits-theme-park-undercover-to-see-worker-conditions-093000722.html

FX+ ending: https://variety.com/2019/digital/news/fx-plus-shutdown-disney-1203265944/

Andrea Arnold says HBO took creative control over “Big Little Lies” season 2: https://www.indiewire.com/2019/07/big-little-lies-season-2-andrea-arnold-lost-creative-control-jean-marc-vallee-1202156884/

HBO stands behind “Big Little Lies” season 2: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/big-little-lies-director-drama-hbo-responds-season-2-report-1224152

Where “Big Little Lies” went wrong: https://variety.com/2019/tv/columns/big-little-lies-season-2-andrea-arnold-david-e-kelley-1203266474/