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 120 - Women Focused Lens

C+ Comedy has officially moved! A new office in the second bedroom of an apartment is just what we needed to make things better. Chad talks Comedy Central's new show SOUTH SIDE; REFINERY29 becoming part of Vice; and new features on the Google Pixel 4!

Refinery29 could be bought by Vice: https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/vice-media-talks-acquire-millennial-media-refinery29-1203281915

Google Pixel 4's fave scan and gesture features:https://www.theverge.com/2019/7/29/8934770/google-pixel-4-face-unlock-project-soli-hand-motion-fingerprint-sensor

Episode 114 - A Lot of Whom

Who would have thought that twice in one week, Chad would be talking about Vice? No one? Because they're not reading this part. Right right. Hey, we've got a handful of hot topics to cover. Let's get to it: BUZZFEED journalists walkout over union disputes; VICE sees a dramatic drop in web traffic; female driven BOOKSMART failed in the box office, can LATE NIGHT prevail?; and SAM BEE laments on being the only woman in late night.

Walkout at Buzzfeed over union dispute: https://www.vox.com/2019/6/17/18682131/buzzfeed-news-union-walkout

Dip in web traffic for Vice could be temporary: https://variety.com/2019/digital/news/vice-media-digital-makeover-triggers-traffic-slide-1203246670

"Booksmart" distribution failed the movie and other female comedies too:https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2019/06/booksmart-late-night-and-the-fate-of-the-female-fronted-comedy

Sam Bee's views on being the last woman in late night:https://variety.com/2019/tv/awards/samantha-bee-full-frontal-emmys-tbs-1203246477/


Episode 112 - Rounding Praise

End your week with this hot piece of chic! Rhymes aren't Chad's strong suit. But he sure as heck can host a show. Just check out these hot topics (Hey, that should be a store or something!): layoffs at VICE...again; everybody wants to work with JJ ABRAMS; DC Universe's SWAMPTHING has been cancelled due to taxes; more!

More layoffs at Vice. Again: https://variety.com/2019/digital/news/vice-media-digital-editorial-staff-lays-off-1203232859/amp/

Abrams Mega Deal: https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/j-j-abrams-mega-deal-warner-bros-apple-1203234535/

Disney Launchpad: https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-et-mn-disney-launchpad-shorts-incubator-diversity-directors-2019-story.html?outputType=amp

DC Univeres's Swamp Thing cancelled after one week, clerical error: https://www.comicbookmovie.com/other/swamp-thing-has-been-cancelled-by-dc-universe-less-than-a-week-after-it-premiered-a168800