Episode 107 - All You Need is Three

It's all about the ads today! While there are no ads in the show, we darn sure will cover the topic. SPOTIFY makes it to 100 million subs; HULU hits the 28 million sub mark; NETFLIX may have to start running ads; and advertising on TV is changing forever.

Spotify is the first to 100 million paid subs: https://www.theverge.com/2019/4/29/18522297/spotify-100-million-users-apple-music-podcasting-free-users-advertising-voice-speakers

Hulu has 28 million subs and new Marvel shows: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/05/01/hulu-announces-28-million-subscribers-new-marvel-shows.html

Netflix may have to run ads: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/04/29/netflix-will-have-no-choice-but-to-run-ads-industry-execs-say.html

Ads are coming back in a big way: https://variety.com/2019/tv/in-contention/upfronts-streaming-services-advertising-pause-ads-1203198280/

Episode 101 - One Cancellation at a Time

Fresh off of finally doing some work on a set, Chad takes to the mic to discuss topics no one cares about. These include HULU's PEN15 and SHRILL -- two obscenely funny shows about women working their way to power. One is about two 30 year olds playing teenage versions of themselves while the other is about a fat female writer struggling to fit in to a skinny world. Also on the docket: GOOGLE FIBER bowing out of a city it started in; LILY SINGH getting a late night show on NBC; SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE being accused of stealing two sketches; NETFLIX cancelling the greatest show on the platform -- ONE DAY AT A TIME -- and the reason behind all of the recent cancellations of shows with three seasons. Boy, is it a doozy.

The bad side of Google Fiber and abandoned projects

Lily Singh taking Carson Daly’s time slot

SNL accused of stealing two sketches from NY comedy team

“One Day At A Time” canceled

The reason Netflix cancels shows

Episode 93 - Dark Pheenus

Not even rain or being forced to record in the car (again) can stop this bad boy of podcasting! Chad returns to the mic to discuss a litany of topics including what will happen to THE SIMPSONS after the DISNEY/FOX merger and all those OSCAR nominations. Plus, Chad tries to avoid eye contact with the large amount of people that walk by his car as he talks to himself. What else is new?!

The Simpsons post- Disney/Fox Merger

Lee Unkrich leaving Pixar

New Mutants movie delayed again, might go to Hulu

Steven Soderbergh's next movie for Netflix

Oscar nominations

Nominations by studio

Snubs

Episode 92 - The Life Moves So Fast

A whole slew of news chewed its way into the zeitgeist this week. Chad dissects them all one by one by one by one by- you get the picture. Topics include the HULU and NETFLIX FYRE FESTIVAL documentaries that made their way onto the services within a few days of each other; streaming becoming just as pricey as cable; NBCUNIVERSAL heavily hinting about their upcoming streaming service; CBS FILMS disbanding and a focus on streaming; VIACOM laying off PARAMOUNT NETWORK staffers; and VICELAND's new two hour variety show and how it's a last hurrah for the network.

CBS Films folding, focus on streaming

NBCU wants "The Office" back from Netflix, aims for streaming service

Streaming is getting pricier than cable

Hulu beats Netflix to punch with Fyre Festival doc

The two Fyre Festival docs review

Viacom lays off staffers

Viceland's new daily 2 hour show

Episode 91 - Before We Get Started

Chad's back in the car for this week's episode. This time, he's parked outside of a coffee shop he just went to. Also there is a dog park. Nevertheless, he persisted. Plus: HULU reaches 25 millions subscribers; ROKU's stock hits new highs (after some lows); and NETFLIX's most watched shows aren't the ones it owns...which means, once the contracts are up, the streamer is going to be in trouble. You're going to be in trouble if you don't listen to this episode, dang it!

Hulu has 25 million subs

Roku stock skyrockets

Netflix doesn't own any of its top streamed shows