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Podcast title Human Echoes Podcast
Website URL http://hepodcast.libsyn.com
Description A podcast from Tony Southcotte and Al Berg covering movies, genre fiction, and all things weird and wonderful.
Updated Thu, 16 Jan 2020 21:36:14 +0000
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1. Heroes of Epic Proportions - Human Echoes Plays D&D - Episode 5
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In this Dungeons and Dragons episode, the evil cultists have brought back the God of Incabulos! What will they do next? It's anyone's guess as all of Zyme starts gearing up for war. But there's a simple errand that needs running and it looks like the Shields' newest members are just the ones to take care of Site Seven.


Thanks to @Carbolemons for the art!

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2. The Godfather Movie Review - HEP 250 - The Meta-Mafia
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In this episode Al and Tony review the 1972 classic of cinema, The Godfather. Then they reminisce about 250 episodes of podcasts, and announce exciting new things ahead!

3. Heroes of Epic Proportions - Human Echoes Plays D&D - Episode 4
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In this D&D Let's Play, it's time to learn more about the larger picture in this D&D let's play as the gang reunites with Pume Aman. They gear up for a new job and then it's on to adventure!


Thanks to @Carbolemons for the art!

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4. Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel Movie Review - HEP 249 - "The Bathroom Boogie Time Machine"
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Al and Tony take on Frequently Asked Questions about Time Travel, a (duh) time travel movie from Britain. Then they talk about the week's trailers, and Albert whines about The Time Machine.

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Great Illustrated Classics: The Time Machine

Better Call Saul

Better Call Saul Insider Podcast


Black Panther trailer

Flatliners remake trailer

Kidnap trailer

Behind the Sightings trailer

5. The Other Guys Movie Review - HEP 248 - "Sliding Scale"
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In this episode Tony and Al review Adam McKay's early foray into financial activist filmmaking The Other Guys. Then they talk about the week that was in trailers, and Albert gushes about the Captain Underpants movie.


Fun With Dick and Jane

Napoleon Dynamite

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

American Made trailer

It Comes at Night trailer

Pupstar: Better 2gether trailer

6. Heroes of Epic Proportions - Human Echoes Plays D&D - Episode 3
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In this D&D Let's Play, our heroes poke around a cultists cave, deal with some bizarre monks, and head into the big city.


Thanks to @Carbolemons for the art!

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7. Midnight Meat Train Movie Review - HEP 247 - The Subways of Los Angeles
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In this episode the guys take on the Clive Barker adaptation, The Midnight Meat Train. Then they talk about the trailers of the week, and try to figure out what exactly is going on with Clive Barker.

8. Escape From New York Movie Review - HEP 246 - "David Chiang is Alive and Well"
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Al and Tony take a look at John Carpenter's action classic Escape From New York. Then Albert gets fed up with the trailers this week, and Tony hates the idea of Rambo doing a Bollywood song and dance number.



The Ward

Big Trouble in Little China

Dhoom 3


Bang Bang!

Force 2


Okja trailer

Battle of the Sexes trailer

Legend of the Seven Golden Vampires

Bollywood Rambo

9. Heroes of Epic Proportions - Human Echoes Plays D&D - Episode 2
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In this episode of D&D, our adventure begins to flesh out as our heroes discover more than they expected in the evil kobold's lair.


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10. The Eyes of My Mother Movie Review - HEP 245 - "Sympathy for the Emoji Movie"
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In this episode Al and Tony talk about the starkly beautiful black and white film, The Eyes of My Mother. Then Albert says some really dumb stuff about Star Wars and Tony is not impressed with the Emoji Movie's latest trailer.





 The Emoji Movie trailer

War for the Planet of the Apes trailer

War Machine trailer

Blood Drive trailer

Planet Terror


MST3K: The Return

11. The Prestige Movie Review - HEP 244 - "Magic Tesla"
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In this episode Al and Tony review The Prestige, Christopher Nolan's ripoff of 2006's The Illusionist. Then they talk about the many uses of hat cloning machines, and Tony is meh on the The Dark Tower trailer.




Dhoom 3

Off to be the Wizard

Dai Vernon

The Magician and the Cardsharp

The Dark Tower trailer

Hellboy reboot

12. Heroes of Epic Proportions - Human Echoes Plays D&D - Episode 1
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Our D&D adventure begins on an unassuming wagon ride with three strange strangers. Then Al does things.


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13. The Windmill Movie Review - HEP 243 - "The Horror of the Tulip Cannibals"
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Al and Tony talk about Holland's only horror film ever, The Windmill. Then they talk the week in trailers and Tony gets a new musical instrument.



The Circle

It Comes at Night trailer

Cars 3 trailer

The Rover

Everything Everything Emoji trailer

Captain Underpants and the Wrath of the Wicked Wedgie Woman

14. Grand Budapest Hotel Movie Review - HEP 242 - "Tom Hardy: Moped Cop"
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In this episode the guys review the critically acclaimed Grand Budapest Hotel. Then they research the possibility that Tom Hardy was Batman the whole time, and cover the coolest trailers of the week.

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The Windmill


Kingsman: The Golden Circle trailer

The Little Hours trailer

Wakefield trailer

15. The Void Movie Review - HEP 241 - "The First National Bank of SKREEONK"
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Tony and Al take on the new indie horror hotness, The Void. Then they talk about the week's coolest trailers, and Albert talks about a toy.

16. Killer Ants (aka Invicta) Movie Review - HEP 240 - "By Grandmas, For Grandmas"
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Al and Tony are joined by Joe to talk about the ultra low budget "horror" film Killer Ants. Then they talk about some cool trailers from the week!



Thor: Ragnarok trailer

Actual Ragnarok

Buster's Mal Heart trailer

Fate of the Furious

17. Who Framed Roger Rabbit Movie Review - HEP 239 - "Spider Law is Complicated"
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Al and Tony talk about the technical and artistic triumph known as Who Framed Roger Rabbit? Then they discuss what would happen if they became King of the Spiders, and cover the week that was in trailers.


The Mummy Trailer 2

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword - Giant Elephant Trailer

Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets Trailer 2

The Book of Henry Trailer 1

Annabelle Creation Trailer 1

Annabelle Creation Trailer Teaser



18. Baskin Movie Review - HEP 238 - "The Horror of Mario"
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In this episode the guys tackle the Turkish horror film Baskin and try to make sense of it's dreamlike narrative. Then they talk about the week's trailers, and Albert shares a tale of video game HORROR.


The Fate of the Furious

Turkish Star Wars

Power Rangers

Super Sentei

Life 2017

Ghost in the Shell


King Arthur Legend of the Sword trailer

Justice League trailer

A Ghost Story trailer

Spiderman Homecoming trailer

19. The Evil Within Movie Review - HEP 237 - "Talk to the Hand"
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In this episode Al and Tony review The Evil Within, the first and only film from amateur director and actual oil baron Andrew Getty. Then Tony tells a tale of Anomolycon and Albert does show and tell with his newest vinyl acquisition.

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Sharknado 3 Soundtrack in vinyl

Iron Fist

John's new water bottle

Saban's Power Rangers


Steven Universe

20. Nacho Libre Movie Review - HEP 236 - "Bubblegum in Your Ears"
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Al and Tony review the oddball comedy Nacho Libre. Tony tells the story of the worst dentist ever, and Albert can't find any place to buy the terrible music he craves.


Atomic Blonde trailer

Geostorm trailer

Wonder Woman trailer

Baby Driver trailer


Bubblegum by Mr. Loco

21. The Lobster Movie Review - HEP 235 - "I Don't Want to See John C. Reilly Ever Again"
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The guys review the weird relationship comedy The Lobster. Then Albert worries about our increasingly sequestered modern existence, and Tony tells everyone how he REALLY feels about John C. Reilly.


John C. Reilly's dumb face


No Dumb Questions Podcast

Smarter Every Day

Alien Covenant trailer

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men are Worse at Telling Tales than Stephenie Meyer trailer

The Belko Experiment trailer

Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 trailer

22. Logan Movie Review - HEP 234.5 - Special Guest Mike Dolce from Secrets of the Sire Podcast
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Tony is joined today by special guest Mike Dolce. They go deep on the new blockbuster hit Logan, get into comics, and more!

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Secrets of the Sire Info:
Home: http://secretsofthesire.com/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqkZvDsdaREUugiAiLUOuzw
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/secretsofthesire

23. I Don't Feel at Home in this World Anymore Netflix Original Movie Review - HEP 234 - "Based on a True Recipe"
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The guys review the Netflix original movie, I Don't Feel at Home in this World Anymore. Then Albert talks about weirdly colored foods, expresses his love of the new Kong Trailer, and Tony tries not to be sick.


La La Land doesn't win the Oscar

Green Eggs and/or Ham

Kong: Skull Island trailer

Bullets of Justice trailer

Blue Ruin

My Life as a Zucchini

24. Cell Count Movie Review - HEP 233 - "Tasmania Takes Charge"
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Al and Tony review the low budget horror film Cell Count. Then they talk about the only trailer worth talking about this week, and Albert touts the renaissance of the Syfy channel.


The Void trailer

The Magicians


MTV's Fear

25. Snatch Movie Review - HEP 232 - "Convolution"
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Al and Tony review the multithreaded story from director Guy Ritchie, Snatch. Then they review some of the week's trailers, and Albert talks about his plumbing problems.


12 Monkees



The Man from Undle


John Wick Chapter 2

Dirt Block 74

Resident Evil: The Final Chapter

PEX pipe

26. Eye in the Sky Movie Review - HEP 231 - The War of Rules
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In this episode Al and Tony take a look at the in-depth war thriller Eye in the Sky. Then they try to envision the future of war, and talk about SOME of the week's trailers.


Only You Can Save Mankind by Terry Pratchett

Fist Fight Red Band Trailer

Life Trailer #3 (We shamefully forgot to mention how epic the reading of Goodnight Moon was in this trailer.)

Headshot Trailer #1

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Trailer #2

Stranger Things 2 Trailer


27. Hunt for the Wilderpeople Movie Review - HEP 230 - "Affleckxit"
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In this episode the guys review the Taika Watiti film Hunt for the Wilderpeople. Then they take viewer questions and discuss Ben Affleck stepping down as director of The Batman.


Flight of the Concords "Business Time"

Fargo TV Show

Legion TV Show Trailer

Snatch TV Series Trailer

Affleck drops out as Director of The Batman

28. Train to Busan Review - HEP 229 - "No Kill Zombie Shelter"
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Tony and Al review the Korean movie about zombies on a train, Train to Busan. Then they cover the week in trailers, and Albert goes off on The Bye Bye Man and the Oscars.


Guardians Trailer

Collosal Trailer

Logan Trailer #2

The Bye Bye Man

29. Operation Avalanche Movie Review -HEP 228- "Shoot the Moon"
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In this episode the guys review the newest film from The Dirties director Matt Johnson Operation Avalanche. Then Albert whines about downer Disney shorts, and Tony chops off some fingers.


Walt Disney Animation Studios Short Films Collection

Raw Movie Trailer

CHIPs Trailer

iBoy Trailer


30. Friday the 13th - HEP 227 - "Rug Money"
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In this episode Al and Tony tackle the original 1980 Friday the 13th movie, and ask how it fits into the franchise that it started. Then they talk about their favorite slashers, Albert shares how he broke his arm, and Tony reveals why his mom hates Carrie Fisher.


The Dirties

Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon

Gene Siskel's original Friday the 13th review

The Last House on the Left

Hidden Figures



31. Children of Men Review - HEP 226 - "Just Don't Think About It"
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In this episode Al and Tony take a look at 2006's critically acclaimed vision of a distopian future, Children of Men. Then they take viewer questions, and share their top ten films of the year.




I am Not a Serial Killer

Under the Shadow

The Witch

The Conjuring 2

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Swiss Army Man

Hail Caesar

Don't Breathe

Green Room

Kubo and the Two Strings

Hacksaw Ridge

32. The Monster (2016) Movie Review - HEP 225 - "Meh: The Movie"
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In this episode Al and Tony review "The Monster" which is a movie about a monster. Then they talk about the trailers for Alien: Covenant, and The Emoji Movie.


The Babadook

Willow Creek

Children of Sorrow

Max Steel


33. Christmas Evil Movie Review - HEP 224 - "Seven Tiny Reindeer and One Moose"
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In  this episode Tony and Al take on the cult classic Christmas film Christmas Evil. Then they invent reindeer superpowers and talk about the week's coolest trailers.


Brandon Maggart interview

Swiss Army Man

Rare Exports


Dunkirk trailer

Cure for Wellness trailer

Blade Runner 2049 trailer

34. A Christmas Horror Story Movie Review - HEP 223 - Buff Krampus and the Penis Spiders
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In this episode Al and Tony take on the Christmas-themed horror anthology A Christmas Horror Story. Then Tony hates on the Barbie movie, and the guys discuss SOME of the week's coolest trailers.



William Shatner talks about A Christmas Horror Story and the horror movie script he wrote

Julian Richings


Fate of the Furious Trailer

The Wall trailer

Spider Man: Homecoming trailer

35. Unforgiven Movie Review - HEP 222 - "Whorehouse Customer Service Manager"
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Al and Tony unpack the Oscar-winning western Unforgiven. Then they take on the week's trailers, and Albert gushes about The Legend of Tarzan.


Unforgiven: A Fistful of EVIL Dollars by J. W. Rinzler

The Final Girl


The Princess and the Frog

The Mummy trailer

Transformers: the Last Knight trailer

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 trailer

36. The Neon Demon Movie Review - HEP 221 - "Local Mermaid Constructs Zeppelin, Saves World"
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Al and Tony take on the arthouse film from Nicholas Winding Refn exploring the vicious world of fashion, The Neon Demon. Then Tony talks about his weird dates, and Al can't figure out the Passengers Trailer


Valhalla Rising


Passengers Trailer 3

Fences Trailer 2

Silence Trailer

37. ThanksKilling Movie Review - HEP 220 - "Bleach Bypass Bambi"
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In this episode the guys get into the holiday spirit to review the micro-budget comedy/horror film ThanksKilling. Then they review their favourite trailers of the week, and try to figure out who Cars 3 is supposed to be for exactly.

Drown out the sound of the political arguments around the dinner table; download here!


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38. Shadow of the Vampire Review - HEP 219 - "Rudolf the Nuclear Russian Vampire Deer"
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Al and Tony are joined by the esteemed David Webb (host of the Steely-Eyed Wordsmith podcast) to discuss Shadow of the Vampire, the movie that posits that Nosferatu might have starred a real vampire. Then they discuss vampire deer and review trippy scifi movie trailers.

Links to stuff:

Steely-Eyed Wordsmith Podcast

F. W. Murnau

E. Elias Merhridge



Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets trailer

Ghost in the Shell trailer

39. I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House Movie Review - HEP 218 - "Your Titles are Compensating for Something"
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Al and Tony cover a Netflix Original film from director Oz Perkins called I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House. Then they talk about the importance of voting, and cover the coolest trailers of the week.


Wonder Woman Trailer

LEGO Batman Trailer 4

Pet Trailer

The Blackcoat's Daughter

Troll Hunter sequel canceled

40. Extra-Life 2016 Bonus Podcast!
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Al, Joe, Kevin and Tony banter through a hilarious hour of the Bonus Podcast, free one time only for people who help sick kids!

This is unedited from our Extra-Life stream and done through Hangouts so please forgive the slightly poorer quality.

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41. The Purge Election Year Movie Review - HEP 217 - Excessive Celebration
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In this episode the guys review The Purge: Election Year. Then Albert talks about fire safety and Tony tells a story about a dildo and a whole bunch of burly dudes hitting each other for the pleasure of others. Apparently the dildo is the weird part of the story.

Dildo on the Field


Inferno by Dan Brown

The Inferno by Dante Alighieri

Angels and Demons by Dan Brown

South Korean President controlled by Shaman

Kim Jong Un's wife missing for seven months

Angel Has Fallen

Big Game

42. Phantasm Movie Review - HEP 216 - "We Were Afraid of Clowns Before They Were Scary"
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Al and Tony review the atmospheric horror cult classic Phantasm. Then Albert talks about reading to children, and the guys discuss Ryan Lochte's immortal dog.

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Channel Zero: Candle Cove

Killer Ants (Invicta)

Frog and Toad Books

A Cure For Wellness trailer

Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2 Trailer

Logan trailer

Crimson Peak

Godzilla 2 gets new director

How old is Ryan Lochte's dog?


43. Horror of Dracula Review - HEP 215 - Dewey Decimal Dracula
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In which Al and Tony take on the Hammer Horror classic Horror of Dracula! Then Albert nerds out about Godzilla, and then guys read some choice entries from the IMDB Parental Guides.


Mothra Leo


Star Wars Rogue One Final Trailer

Dracula vs Frankenstein

Monster Squad

The Witch

The Cabinet of Doctor Caligary (2005)

Nosferatu (2016)

Woman sends pubic hair to Trump

Ouija: Origin of Evil

Phantasm Remastered



44. Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key Movie Review - HEP 214 - "The Locker Room Mystery"
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In this episode Tony and Al talk about a streamy giallo film that pay tribute to Edger Allan Poe's The Black Cat, Your Vice is a Locked Room, and Only I have the Key. Then they argue about locker rooms, and talk about the best and worst trailers to hit this week.

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Links to Things We Talked About

Extra Life Charity

L. Ron Hubbard


Final Blackout


Hubbard's "Mission Earth" - the rest of the story by Robert Vaughn Young

"Dust Bunnies" by Tony Southcotte

Landmine Goes Click

Under the Shadow

A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

Nathan for You

Get Out trailer

45. The Nightmare Before Christmas Movie Review - HEP 213 - "Krampus, the Christmas Hipster"
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In this episode Al and Tony are joined by Ellie Ann to talk about Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas. Ellie shares news of her easy readers Kickstarter, and the gang discuss the deadliest movie of all time, Guardians of the Galaxy.

Castor's Easy Readers Kickstarter

Something Wicked This Way Comes By Ray Bradbury

Krampus: The Yule Lord by Brom


Your Vice is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key


46. Wetlands Movie Review - HEP 212 - "You Just Lost the Game"
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In this, the final week of Viewers Choice Month, the guys take on of the most disgusting films they've ever encountered, Wetlands. Later they get political and recap the debate, and then they drop the skinny on all the latest and greatest movie trailers.


The Magnificent Seven (2016)

Passengers trailer

Bye Bye Man trailer

Fences trailer

47. The Perfect Host Movie Review - HEP 211 - "Not My Zombie Dinosaur"
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In this episode the guys continue viewers choice month by taking a look at the twist heavy film The Perfect Host. Then Albert's dreams are crushed under the foot of a sort-of zombified dinosaur.


Z-Rex: The Jurrasic Dead

Shin Godzilla

Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla

North Korea bans sarcasm

8-bit guy: How Oldschool ROM Cartridges Worked


48. Pitch Perfect 2 Movie Review - HEP 210 - "Fifty Pitches Lower"
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Al and Tony take on the dreaded sequel to Pitch Perfect, Pitch Perfect 2! Exactly how much did Tony hate it? Also, the guys watch the Fifty Shades Darker trailer and record their reactions.

Fifty Shades Darker trailer


Free Fire trailer

The IT Club (Moss on Countdown)

Suspense: "The House in Cypress Canyon"

The Rescue

Red Dawn (1984)

Red Dawn (2012)

I Am Not A Serial Killer

La La Land


49. Evil Dead 2 Review - HEP 209 - "Necronomicon 2: Book of the Deader"
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In this episode the guys finally review Sam Raimi's cult classic horror film, Evil Dead 2. Then they discuss the value of short films, and Albert gets excited about commercials.

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Links to Stuff We Talked About:

Ash vs the Evil Dead

"Lights Out" short film


ABCs of Death


International Delight "I'm an Adult" commercial

Cabin in the Woods

Tucker and Dale vs Evil

John Dies at the End

28 Days Later

Spider-Man 2

The Quick and the Dead

A Simple Plan

The Ruins

Crime Wave

50. Death Bed: The Bed That Eats Review - HEP 208 - "The Five People You Meet in the Apocalypse"
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In this episode, the guys check out an almost-forgotten 1977 indie film Death Bed: The Bed That Eats. Then, Albert geeks out about the new Rings Trailer, and Tony plans for the apocalypse.



Rings Trailer

Elvis Lives!

Air Collision

The Writer's Arena

Condensation collector

Evaporation cooler


51. Duel (1971) Review - HEP 207 - "The Magic Helicopter"
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In this episode the guys review Duel (1971) Steven Spielberg's breakout film about how Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson uses his Pontiac to fight off a robotic semi-truck armed with machine guns and rocket launchers. Then they answer questions about magic helicopters, and Albert shares his dumb Chromebook keyboard shortcuts.


Revisionist History Podcast

War Dogs director on "magic" of film

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline


The Dark Tower: The Gunslinger by Stephen King

52. No Country for Old Men Review - Human Echoes Podcast 206 - "Sugar"
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In this episode the guys talk about the critically successful and thematically baffling film No Country for Old Men. Then they dissect the new Arrival trailer, and Albert gets misty-eyed about the first day of school.

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No Man's Sky

The Coen Brothers

Viewers Choice Month!



Arrival Trailer

Rogue One Trailer

53. Green Room Movie Review - HEP 205 - "Mauve Morons"
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In this episode the guys review the gut-wrenching thriller Green Room. Then Albert talks about his experience with sudden acceleration, and the guys talk about the Dunkirk trailer.



Blue Ruin

Revisionist History

Dunkirk trailer

Elvis Lives!

Red Rock amphitheater

Sausage Party

Florence Foster Jenkins

54. Suicide Squad Movie Review - Human Echoes Podcast 204.5
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Albert and Tony take on the brand new DC flick Suicide Squad! Is it DC's Deadpool? Will it live up to the hype? Find out in this video! Warning, some spoilers ahead.

55. Dune (1984) Movie Review - HEP 204 - Waffles and Witches and Worms, Oh My!
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In this episode Al and Tony are joined by Evil Waffles to talk about David Lynch's adaptation of Frank Herbert's Dune. Then they swap book comic recommendations and get excited about upcoming movies.

The Pod must flow! Get it all up in your brain here!


Evil Wafflez Twitch Channel

Dune by Frank Herbert

David Lynch

Brian Herbert

Saga of the Swamp Thing

The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl


56. The Fundamentals of Caring Movie Review - HEP 203 - "Slim Jim and the Bad Sharks"
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In this episode Al and Tony review the Netflix dramedy The Fundamentals of Caring. Also, Albert is excited for Sharknado week, and the guys talk about Comic Con trailers.

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The Revised Fundamentals of Caring by Jonathan Evison

Sharknado week on Syfy

Comic Con Trailers

NES Classic Mini

Blair Witch (2016) aka The Woods?




57. The Invitation Review - Human Echoes Podcast 202 - "The Peanut Butter Dissolution"
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In this episode the guys review slow-burn indie thriller from Karyn Kusama "The Invitation." Then they definitively and irrefutably answer the question "peanut butter: creamy or crunchy?" and Albert gets excited about Swamp Thing.

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Karyn Kusama

Aeon Flux

Girl Fight

Jennifer's Body

Stranger Things

Sin City a Dame to Kill For

Saga of the Swamp Thing

Albert Reacts to the Sharkado 4 trailer

Godzilla Resurgence

The Magnificent Seven

Lights Out

Star Trek Beyond

Justin Linn

58. Jaws Movie Review - Human Echoes Podcast 201 - "Music Intensifies"
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In this episode the guys finally get around to reviewing a good shark movie and talk about Jaws. Then they review campaign songs, and get nerdy about Pokemon GO.


Links about Things We Talked About

The Shallows

Pseudopod Podcast

Frog Plays Pokemon GO

The Fly

Lights Out

The Secret Life of Pets



59. Carnage Park Review - Human Echoes Podcast 200 - "The Long Loud Fireworks Show of the Soul"
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In this episode the guys review Mickey Keating's latest horror film, Carnage Park. Then Tony's neighbor dies, and Albert finally gets a fifty-year-old joke. Also, stay tuned to the end of the episode for our spoiler filled discussion of Swiss Army Man.


Albert gets stupid in a wheelchair




Batman v. Superman

How to Yarn Bomb Your Wang Bush

Pippi on the Run

Swiss Army Man


60. Stitches Movie Review - Human Echoes Podcast 199 - "The Possession & Podiatry Playlist"
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In this episode Al and Tony take on the "horror/comedy" film Stitches. Then Albert spoils Saw 7 and the guys try to figure out when you can know a movie is going to be bad.

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Carnage Park

"Dimension 404" coming to Hulu


Ouija: Origins of Evil


Mike Flanagan

Mickey Keating

61. King Falls AM Creators Interview (with Eric Kimelton and Kyle Brown)
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Eric Kimelton and Kyle Brown stop by the podcast to talk about their incredible podcast King Falls AM. 

Go check out their show!

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62. Game of Thrones Recap Season 6 Episode 10 "The Winds of Winter"
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The season 6 Game of Thrones season finale is here, and boy does it live up to the hype! Al and Tony take on rumors, confirmed theories, debunked ideas, and immense levels of violence. You do not want to miss this one!

63. We Are Still Here Review - Human Echoes Podcast 198 - "Chekhov's Hole"
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In this episode the guys review the indie haunted house movie We Are Still Here. The Albert gets talks excited for the upcoming movie Tickled, and Tony recounts his exploits at Denver Comic Con.


Devil's Backbone


Anton Yelchin dies

The Conjuring 2

Lights Out

64. Game of Thrones Recap Season 6 Episode 9 "Battle of the Bastards"
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This week Al and Tony take on The Bastard Bowl. They talk about disgusting battles, charging in on horseback, and engage in all the wild speculation you can handle.

65. Moonwalkers Movie Review - HEP 197 - The Five Ton Ninja
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In this episode the guys review the acid trip action comedy that is Moonwalkers. Then Albert is amazed by a Tyrannosaurus Rex who is also a ninja AND an American, and Tony encounters the sketchiest ice cream truck ever.

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Toy Story

American Ninja T-Rex

The Shallows "The Beginning" trailer

Inside gameplay trailer



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66. Game of Thrones Recap Season 6 Episode 8 "No One"
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Al and Tony take a look at this week's Game of Thrones episode called "No One." They look deeper into Jamie, talk chicken, and take on the waif.

67. Hong Kil Dong Movie Review - Human Echoes Podcast 196 - Not That Kind of Dong
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In this episode Al and Tony take a look at Hong Kil Dong, a martial arts film from the 1980's with an unusual pedigree. Then the guys wonder what future archaeologists will find in the ashes of our civilization, and Albert spreads the gospel of ginger beer.

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A Kim Jong Il Production

Monster Trucks

The Primer Universe

Yandere Simulator

68. Game of Thrones Recap Season 6 Episode 7 "The Broken Man"
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This week the guys take on "The Broken Man." Old faces, new stabbings, important talks, and so much more. Get your episode 7 recap now



69. The Ring Movie Review - Human Echoes Podcast 195 - "Keep Circulating the Tapes"
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In this episode Al and Tony break down supernatural mystery film about how television will LITERALLY kill you, The Ring. Then the guys get a little bit political and talk about the most faithful movie adaptations.




Happy Chewbacca

XKCD: The Ring

Sharkenstein Trailer


The Green Mile

The Shawshank Redemption

The Gracchi Brothers

Hong Kil-dong

70. Game of Thrones Recap Season 6 Episode 6 "Blood of my Blood"
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In which Tony and Al take a deeper look at season 6 episode 6 of Game of Thrones. In Blood of my Blood we have the GoT equivalent of Meet the Parents, someones hands get really cold, and a few swords come back into play.


71. 3 Headed Shark Attack Review - Human Echoes Podcast 194 - "The Lamest Stories Ever Told"
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In this episode the guys wrap up Mockbuster Month by reviewing the wonderfully awful sharksploitation movie, Three Headed Shark Attack. Then, Tony talks about being a cameraman on an independent film shoot, and Albert is angry about Legends of Tomorrow.

72. Game of Thrones Season 6 Episode 5 "The Door"
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Al and Tony bust down the door to tell you all about the fifth episode of season 6, and its a doozy! 

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73. Mega Python vs Gatoroid Review - Human Echoes Podcast 193 - "Transfokmers"
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The guys slog onward through mockbuster month with Mega Python vs Gatoroid. Then Albert gets angry at Gareth Edwards for being a stupid poopyhead and the guys interview Sharknado screenwriter, Thunder Levin!


Warner Brothers delays Godzilla 2 so Gareth Edwards can direct

Gareth Edwards leaves Godzilla 2

Warner Brothers delays Godzilla 2 AGAIN because Gareth Edwards isn't directing

Gareth Edwards sucks donkey balls


74. Game of Thrones Recap: Season 6 Episode 4 “Book of the Stranger”
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The roof, the roof, the roof is on fire! Al and Tony take an in depth look at "Book of the Stranger," the 4th episode in season 6 of Game of Thrones. In this episode we learn to hate the Boltons more, ship Tormund and Brienne, and reunite siblings every 20 minutes. 

75. Birdemic Review - Human Echoes Podcast 192 - The Many Uses of Coat Hangers
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In this episode the guys review a truly terrible movie called Birdemic.  Then they talk about the best mockbuster movie title ever and wonder what kind of stories you can tell in Utopia; you know, besides Utopia.


Independents' Day Trailer

The Shallows Trailer

Shark Lake

Deep Blue Sea

The Phantom


The Rocketeer

The Martian


Mega Python vs. Gatoroid


76. Game of Thrones Recap Season 6 Episode 3 "Oathbreaker"
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This week Al and Tony recap Oathbreaker. They talk at length about the Tower of Joy, various oaths, pious high sparrows, and more!

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77. Captain America: Civil War Review - Human Echoes Podcast 191.5
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Al and Tony dig into Captain America: Civil War, Marvel's new no-holds-barred superhero showdown.

78. Sharknado 3 Review - Human Echoes Podcast 191 - "Fin Shepard 4 President"
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In this episode the guys review THE GREATEST MOVIE EVER Sharknado 3. Then they get way too political, and get hype for Captain America: Civil War.


The Asylum


Mega Shark vs Mecha Shark

Captain America: Civil War


79. Game of Thrones Recap: Season 6 Episode 2 "Home"
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This week on Game of Thrones, people go "Home", they die, and maybe possibly interesting things happen with somebody we used to know.

Warning: there are spoilers here. This is a full recap.

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80. Look Who's Back Movie Review - Human Echoes Podcast 190 - "The Alien Problem"
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In this episode the guys review Look Who's Back in which the person who is back is literally Hitler. Then they discuss politics and the fear of the other, and how awesome giant dumb aliens are.



Hardcore History: Prophets of Doom

So You've Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson

Independence Day: Resurgence Trailer #2

Them by Jon Ronson

Weiner Documentary Trailer

Screenwriting 101 by Film Crit Hulk 

81. Game of Thrones Recap: Season 6 Episode 1 "The Red Woman"
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The guys take on the newest season of Game of Thrones! Does Soandso live? What happens with the whatsit? Find out more in the show!

Warning: there are spoilers here. This is a full recap. 

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82. The Princess Bride Review - Human Echoes Podcast 189 - "Cynic-Proof Cinema"
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In this episode the guys review the classic tale of love, revenge, and manipulative boyfriends, The Princess Bride. Then they talk about the ever-changing influence of computer graphics in films, and wonder whatever happened to Grimace.

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Rob Roy

The Congress

Doctor Strange Trailer

The Jungle Book (2016)

Jon Favreau Interview

Freddie Wong: Why CGI Sucks (Except it Doesn't)

James Cameron announces four Avatar sequels


Ronald McDonald SEGA game

Puddles Pity Party sings "Royals"



83. Hush Netflix Movie Review - Human Echoes Podcast 188 - "This Podcast is Not Subtitled"
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In this episode the guys review the home invasion movie with a twist Hush. Then Albert waxes philosophical about perception and reality, and Tony knows a lot about big animals that can eat you.

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An Anthropologist on Mars by Oliver Sacks

Hidden Brain Podcast

E. R. Ross (aka Ellie Anne)

Giant Alligator

Bear Chases Snowboarder

84. Sin City Review - Human Echoes Podcast 187 - "No Sleep for the Wicked"
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In this episode the guys review the movie based on Frank Miller's comic book sensation Sin City. Then they interview David Cummings, host of the NoSleep Podcast, and talk about Harry Potter's Farting Corpse: The Movie.

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NoSleep Podcast

Swiss Army Man Trailer

Frank Miller

Poseidon Rex

"An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge"

10 Cloverfield Lane

85. He Never Died Review - Human Echoes Podcast 186 - "Pork Soldiers"
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In this episode the guys review He Never died. Then they talk about Batman v Superman and the future of the DC movie universe.

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Henry Rollins Rotten Tomatoes interview

Better Call Saul Insider Podcast

The Making of South Park: 6 Days to Air

Lego Batman trailers

James Wan "FUN" Aquaman Interview

Lights Out Movie

Jobs and the Holograms trailer

86. The Visit Movie Review - HEP 185 - "Albert Needs to Stay Inside"
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In this episode Al and Tony are divided over the M. Night Shyamalan horror film The Visit. Then Albert tells about yet another camping misadventure, and the guys discuss the state of superhero movies.

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Now You See Me Too


Batman visits Superman

Hush movie trailer

Minecrap 1.9

Groin Room

Danke Meems

87. Pod Movie Review - HEP - 184 - Cloverfield Station
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In this episode the guys look for the pod in Mickey Keating's freshman film Pod. Then they talk about superheros fighting each other, and the brilliant marketing of 10 Cloverfield Lane.

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Mickey Keating



Jug Face


Lauren Ashley Carter

Batman v Superman

Captain America: Civil War

Hammer Dracula movies

10 Cloverfield Lane

88. Honeymoon Movie Review - HEP - 183 - Toast to the Good Times
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In this episode the guys review the 2014 horror film Honeymoon. Then Tony talks about his trip to the Silver Scream Fest, and Albert tells his toddler about sex.

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The Lone Ranger

City of Ember

Mouse Hunt

Silver Scream Fest

Serpent and the Rainbow


Snow Shark Ancient Snow Beast


89. Dope Movie Review - HEP - 182 - Sweet Beats Does the Humpty Dance
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In this episode, the two whitest guys imaginable review the 2015 film Dope. Then Albert talks about the bad and the worse of Gods of Egypt, and Tony tells us the title of his memoirs.

Get that jazz in yo ear holes now!

Links and Whatnot

Alex Proyas Facebook Rant

Gods of Egypt

Dark City


Idris Elba to star in Dark Tower movies

Joe Teaches Al Dwarf Fortress Part 32

90. The Witch Review - HEP - 181 - No Such Thing as a Spooky Desert
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In this episode the guys review the new slow-burn horror film The Witch. Then they talk about the things they're afraid of and what makes for a spooky setting.

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The Boy


Queen Kong


Ted's Caving Page

91. Nosferatu Film Review - HEP - 180 - The OG Undead
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In this episode the guys talk about the German silent horror classic Nosferatu. Then they interview Albert's favourite indie author G. Wells Taylor, author of a number of books including When Graveyards Yawn, Dracula of the Apes, and The Variant Effect.

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G. Wells Taylor

When Graveyards Yawn

Shadow of the Vampire

Frankenstein's Army

The Darkness

92. Turbo Kid Movie Review - HEP - 179 - Mad Max On a Bicycle
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In this episode the guys talk about Super Bowl L (yeah your Roman numerals don't look so fancy now huh?) and review the post-apocalyptic super-hero gorefest movie Turbo Kid. Then they take questions about R rated comic book movies and weird food combinations.

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Super Bowl L


Trim Healthy Momma Diet

The Familiar: Into the Forest by Mark Z. Danielewski

House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski

David Webb stories

93. The Best Offer Movie Review - HEP 178 - Love and Automata (Peter Clines Interview)
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In this episode the guys review the Italian made masterpiece about art, love, and truth The Best Offer. Then Tony gets a piece of moldevite from a magic lady, and we talk to author Peter Clines about his new super hero zombie book Ex-Isles.

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Cinema Paradiso

Giuseppe Tornatore

The Eerie Adventures of the Lycanthrope Robinson Crusoe by Peter Clines

14 by Peter Clines

Ex-Heroes series by Peter Clines

Monica Belluci (not Spanish as it turns out)

Rise of the Tomb Raider

The Writer's Arena

"A Curiosity" by Albert Berg





94. Tremors Movie Reveiw - HEP 177 - Famous Monsters of Filmland Interview
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Editor David Weiner sits down with Al and Tony to talk about the history of genre fiction in popular culture and the Famous Monsters of Filmland magazine. Then the guys review the 90's classic horror comedy western, Tremors.

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Famous Monsters of Filmland

Fade to Black

Flash Gordon

Famous Monsters Podcast

95. The Crow Movie Review - HEP 176 - "Not Bob Hoskins"
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In this episode the guys review The Crow and discuss the problems with the in-development remake. Then the guys take viewer questions and Albert is angry about the title of Furious and Also Fast Episode VIII: New Roads Ahead, Old Roads Behind, Lightly Used Roads at Reasonable Prices.



Ex-Heroes by Peter Cline

10 Cloverfield Lane trailer

Bob Hoskins

Not Bob Hoskins

Fast 8 title revealed (hint: it's Fast 8)

96. Bone Tomahawk Review - HEP 175 - "Cowboys and Cannibals"
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In this episode the guys review the horror western Bone Tomahawk. Then they discuss which painting they would want to live in (Albert's answer is the best answer) and ponder the new move by Kodak to sell Super 8 cameras.


G. Wells Taylor

Peter Clines

Kodak announces new Super 8 camera

The Peanut Butter Solution

Dead 7

Key and Peele

97. Diabolique (1954) Movie Review - HEP 174 - "Godzilla vs. Optimus Prime"
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In this episode Al and Tony talk about an amazing French film from 1954 called Diabolique. Then Albert talks about reading the worst book ever, and Tony crashes his brand new drone into Godzilla.

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The Fountain

No Such Thing as a Fish Podcast


Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen The Novel by Alan Dean Foster

Godzilla in Hell

The Hateful Eight

13 Hours

Michael Bay confirmed as director for Transformers 5

98. Nebraska Movie Review - HEP 173 - "Fade to Grey"
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In this episode the guys review the Oscar-nominated film, Nebraska. Then Albert gives his hipster list of his ten favourite films of the year, and Tony talks about weird mascots.

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Fiddler on the Roof

Star Wars Rebels



Safety Not Guaranteed


99. Silent Night, Deadly Night Movie Review - HEP 172 - "The Enormity of the Situation"
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In this episode Al and Tony talk about the severely underrated cult Christmas classic Silent Night, Deadly Night. Then Albert is mad about words or some dumb thing, and Tony discusses the synchronicity of China's new social network.



The Testament of Doctor Mabuse

Darth Santa

Mary Sue

enormity definition

synchronicity definition

Elf on the Shelf

100. Star Wars: The Force Awakens Review - HEP 171.5
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101. City of God Movie Review - HEP 171 - "Shadow People Don't Like Star Wars"
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In this episode the guys review the award winning Brazilian film City of God. Then they talk about early reactions to Star Wars, and get freaked out by sleep paralysis.

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Devin Faraci's Star Wars: The Force Awakens review

The Boy

Stanley Film Festival

Sleep paralysis

Shadow people

102. Blue Ruin Movie Review - HEP 170 - "Paint with all the Colors of Revenge"
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In the latest episode the guys review the realistic revenge movie, Blue Ruin. Then they talk about guns, and Albert is confused by Once Upon a Time.

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103. Krampus Movie Review - HEP 169.5
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Al and Tony share their thoughts on the new holiday horror comedy, Krampus.

104. The Guest Movie Review - HEP 169 - "Sure, Blame It on the Dog"
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In this episode Tony and Al break down thriller/action/horror movie The Guest. Then the guys answer questions about which guests they'd like to have on the show (and in their homes), and Tony talks about his misadventures in dog-sitting.

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Google cardboard

Jessica Jones



105. The Gift Movie Review - HEP 168 - "Why IS Tony So Good Looking?"
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In this episode the guys review the thriller The Gift. Then they try to figure out why Tony is so incredibly good looking and debate which poop is best for baking bread.

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The Guest

The Visit

Ezra Miller quote

Actual tweet someone sent in who is absolutely not Tony

Ezekiel bread

106. The Peanuts Movie Review - HEP 167.5 (With Jon Jones!)
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Al and Jon review the newfangled 3d Peanuts movie and share their love of all things Charlie Brown.

107. The Fly 1986 Review - HEP 167 - "Don't Drink and Trebuchet"
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In this episode the guys review David Cronenberg's body horror masterpiece, The Fly. Then they talk about how drunk you need to be to built a trebuchet, and Albert makes an embarrassing addition.

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Maps to the Stars

Eastern Promises

A History of Violence

13 Hours

Tesla coil



108. Beasts of No Nation Review - HEP 166 - "Talk to Your Kids About Pawn Promotion"
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In this episode the guys review the heart-wrenching Netflix original Beasts of No Nation. Then they talk about ExtraLife, and get excited about new shows coming to Netflix. Netflix.

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109. Bonus Podcast #2 - Werewolves, Trump's Makeup, and Eyeballs - FREE PREVIEW
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110. Blade Movie Review - HEP 165 - "Hot Dogs Full of Teeth"
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In this episode Al and Tony are joined by Kevin and Sobe from the Comic Noobs Podcast, as they review Blade, and talk about comic books. Then they discuss the recent report of human DNA being found in hot dogs, and wonder where it could have come from.

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John Dies at the End

This Book is Full of Spiders

Futuristic Violence in Fancy Suits

Human DNA found in hotdogs


111. Creature from the Black Lagoon Review - HEP 164 - "The Great Pumpkin Comes to Black Lagoon"
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In this episode the guys close out Universal Monsters Month by reviewing the film that's certain to put 3d movies back in business, Creature From the Black Lagoon. In honor of Halloween Al carves a pumpkin. Then the guys discuss The Walking Dead (no spoilers) and martial arts movies.

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Plantronics Headset

The Onion podcasting article

Alejandro Inarritu's The Revenant interveiw


The Raid

The Raid 2

Sharknado: Heart of Sharkness


112. The Mummy 1932 Movie Review - HEP 163 - "Not the Mummy"
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In this episode Al and Tony talk about The Mummy (1932), and geek out about the Star Wars trailer with some POTENTIALLY SPOILER-Y speculation.


Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer #1

Lords of the Sith by Paul S. Kemp

Aftermath by Chuck Wendig

Lost Stars by Claudia Gray


113. Frankenstein 1931 Movie Review - HEP 162 - Frankenstein Meets the Slenderman
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In this episode the humane choes review another classic monster movie that is better than Dracula, Frankenstein. Then Tony celebrates the birth of his new niece, and the guys wonder what new monsters would deserve their own movies.

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Bride of Frankenstein

Chistopher Nolan interview

Left Behind


Z Nation



114. Interview with Crypt TV CEO Jack Davis - HEP 161.5
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Al and Tony talk with Jack Davis about Crypt TV, the internet company that's producing awesome off-beat content, and embracing all things weird.

115. Dracula 1931 Movie Review - HEP 161 - "Vampire Godzilla For Scale"
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In this episode Al and Tony crap all over the best known cinematic incarnation of Dracula. Then they talk about their trip to The Mile High Horror Film Festival, and include Godzilla for scale.

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Comic Noobs Podcast




Mile High Horror Film Festival Coverage


What We Do in the Shadows



Varney the Vampire

116. The Wolfman Movie Review - HEP 160 - "Sheep in Wolf's Clothing"
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In this podcast episode, Al and Tony take on The Wolfman (the 1941 original) and discuss lovable doofuses. Then they discuss weddings and linotypes and, as always, tackle your Twitter questions. There is also some talk of poop.

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Caveman Coffee

Super Manly Wedding Stuff

The Wolfman (2010)

Brick Board


117. Rocky Horror Picture Show Movie Review - HEP 159 - "Walter White in Drag"
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In this episode Al and Tony try to recover from having just seen Rocky Horror Picture Show for the first time. They're joined by Jen, Rocky Horror lover and toast thrower. Then they rank their favourite movies of the year so far, and Tony talks about meeting the real-life Walter White.


Comic Noobs Podcast

Jen's Awesome Shirts

Black Mirror

Bae of Pigs

Transformers Beast Wars

Libriomancer by Jim Hines

The Familiar: Book One



118. Timmy Failure: We Meet Again Review - HEP 158.5 (with Hannah Elizabeth!)
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Al is joined by special Guest Hannah Elizabeth to talk about Timmy Failure: We Meet Again. And also Z Nation.


119. Forbidden Planet Movie Review - HEP 158 - "Invisible King Kong vs. Space Godzilla"
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In this episode, the guys review the sci-fi classic Forbidden Planet for the third week of Viewers Choice Month (thanks for changing it up with this one guys). Then they answer viewer questions and try to figure out how King Kong could fight the new Godzilla.

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Star Wars Rebels

Z Nation

The Walking Dead

King Kong vs. Godzilla movie could be in the works

Pacific Rim 2 (Editors note: we had this discussion mere hours before we heard news that the movie had been "delayed indefinitely".)


The Visit

Green Inferno

120. Let's Play Fiasco: The Fallout Part 3
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In which our heroes are revealed to be giant douchebags.

121. Pitch Perfect Movie Review - HEP 157 - "A Tale of Two Pitches"
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Viewers choice month rolls on as the guys are forced to review Pitch Perfect. Does it qualify as a musical? Will Tony throw up? Does he even have a soul or a heart or anything?

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Chatroulette guy sings Wrecking Ball

Patch Town

Killer Mermaid

Al and Tony sing together

"When I'm Gone" (Anna Kendrick Cup Song)

The Fall

Brad Fiedel

Star Wars: Aftermath by Chuck Wendig

Terms of Enlistment by Marko Kloos

122. Let’s Play Fiasco “The Fallout” Part 2
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In which former pit fighter Alex comes to town to repay her life-debt Johnny Shakespeare and win the heart of Brock “Tire Iron” Pitman

123. Pippi on the Run Movie Review - HEP 156 - "Fresh-Squeezed Hobo Glue"
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In this episode the guys kick off viewers choice month with their review of the "classic" children's movie, Pippi on the Run. Then the guys debate whether it would be better to lose their sight or their hearing, and somewhere an angel gets his wings.

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Jon Jones campaign video for Pippi on the Run


Viewers Choice Month

Knock Knock

Notch after Minecraft sale

124. Let’s Play Fiasco “The Fallout” Part 1
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Joe, Tony, and Al dive back into Fiasco with a new playset, and this time they’re navigating the post apocalypse!

You can find the videos over on our youtube channel. Just do a search for Human Echoes and remember to subscribe!

125. Stung Movie Review - HEP 155 - "You'll Put Your Eye Out"
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In this episode the guys review the movie that wants to be the creature feature for a new generation, The Movie Formerly Known as Stung. Then, Tony talks about get holes shot in his eyes with lasers pulses of energy, and Albert is excited for a new Asylum movie.

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126. Let’s Play Fiasco: The Supernatural Files Part 4
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Everything comes together. Everything falls apart. Good thing we had those binoculars that could see ghosts.

127. It Follows Movie Review - HEP 154 - "Sleeping With Different People"
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In this episode, the guys dig into the creepy indie horror hit It Follows. Then Tony talks about the benefits of open relationships and Al gets a little bit uncomfortable.

128. Fiasco: The Supernatural Files Part 3
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Three Investigators Rule!

129. What We Do in the Shadows Movie Review - HEP 153 - "Vampire Puns Suck"
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In this episode the guys review the vampire comedy (it is really awesome we promise!) What We Do In the Shadows. Then Albert gets bit by wasps and Tony talks about a controversial judges decision in The Writer's Arena.

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130. Let’s Play Fiasco: The Supernatural Files Part 2
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A drifter, a paranormal investigator, and a racist sheriff walk into a morgue…

131. Ed Wood Movie Review - HEP 152 - "Future Events Such As These"
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In this episode Al and Tony review the best movie about the worst director, Ed Wood. Then they speculate on what movie set they would want to invade, and question the wisdom of the dark and gritty Little Women reboot.

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Nightmare of Ecstasy

Plan 9 from Outer Space

Mystery Science Theatre 3000


D. W. Griffith

Goat Simulator

Little Women reboot

They Live


132. Let’s Play Fiasco: The Supernatural Files Part 1
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Al, Tony, and Joseph load up Tabletop Simulator and check out the game of unhinged storytelling, Fiasco.

Get the Supernatural Files playset for yourself here.

133. They Live and Remembering Roddy Piper - HEP - 151.5
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Danny Brophy and Tony take a moment to reflect on the life of wrestler, actor, and genuine bad ass Rowdy Roddy Piper. They examine the John Carpenter movie They Live, talk wrestling, and so much more.

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134. UHF Review - HEP 151 - "Weird Al, Normal Tony"
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In this episode the guys review Weird Al's one and only foray into the world of film, the cult favourite UHF. Then Al talks about his experience with Andy Weir before he was famous, and Tony has nightmares about Viewers Choice Month (starting now!).

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"The Egg" by Andy Weir

The Fall


Upstream Color

The Familiar by Mark Z. Danielewski

Z Nation

135. Chinatown Review - HEP 150 - "Cynical Shark Attack"
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In this episode the guys stumble on one of the greatest films of all time, Chinatown. Then Tony tells a tragic tale of tents...and wind, and Albert is a hipster about bad shark movies.

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Links to things:

Into the Storm

Mega Shark vs. Kolossus

Three Headed Shark Attack

Sharktopus vs Whalewolf

The Revenant trailer

Joe Teaches Albert Dwarf Fortress



136. Ant Man Review - HEP 149.5
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Shrink happens.

137. Teeth Movie Review - HEP 149 - "The Butterscotch Solution"
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In this episode the guys review the best movie about vagina dentata you're ever going to see, Teeth. Then Albert talks about babies eating ice cream, Tony's car gets egged, and the guys get a lifetime supply of butterscotch pudding.

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Batman v. Superman Trailer

Suicide Squad Trailer



138. Dude Bro Party Massacre III Review - HEP - 148.5
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In this bonus episode of the podcast, Al and Tony take you on a murderous ride through the Delta Bi fraternity. This new movie, produced from the talented people at 5 Second Films, is a hilarious 80's horror parody. If you have a sick sense of humor or enjoy 80's slasher flicks, this movie is for you.

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Watch the movie on PPV here!

139. Big Game Movie Review - HEP 148 - "Day of the Dick Doctor"
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In this episode the guys review the Finnish action film, Big Game. Then they discuss cool extinct monsters that aren't dinosaurs, and Albert makes a public service announcement about urologists.

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Sharktopus vs. Whalewolf

Greece Bailout Indiegogo

Jupiter Ascending

140. Locke Movie Review - HEP 147 - "The Concrete Bungle"
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In this episode the guys go on a drive with Tom Hardy and settle their concrete and concrete-related problems with a review of Locke. Then they discuss potential movie adaptations and complain about wedge robots.

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The Long Goodbye by Raymond Chandler

White Fang by Jack London


Boys Life by Robert McCammon


Mary Shelley

The Last Man


The Mysteries of Udolpho by Anne Radcliffe

Battle Bots

Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell (TV series)

Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell by Susana Clark (Book)

Big Game Movie Trailer


141. Noah Movie Review - HEP 146 - "The Arketeer"
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In this episode the guys get biblical with Darren Aronofsky's Noah. Then Albert tells the story of the Worst Canoe Trip Ever, talks about what James Horner's life and passing meant to him, and Tony shares information about the wonders of dying from Ebola.

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James Horner dies

The Rocketeer Soundtrack

The Martian by Andy Weir

Hot Zone by Richard Preston

The Terror by Dan Simmons

Liminal States by Zack Parsons

142. Human Echoes Recap - True Detective Season 2 – Episode 1
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The Human Echoes Recap is live! On Sundays we will be covering every episode of True Detective Season 2.


In this recap Tony Southcotte, Albert Berg, and Danny Brophy give you an in depth look at The Western Book of the Dead, the first episode of the new season.

Will the new season measure up to season 1? Who is the real villain? Why all the emasculation? We try to answer these questions and more.

Listen in the player above or download it here.

143. Big Trouble in Little China Review - HEP 145 - "Riding on the Pork Chop Express"
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In this episode the guys relive the 80's with a review of John Carpenter's cult classic Big Trouble in little China. Then Albert raves some more about Jurassic World, and the guys argue about books and covers.

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Pippi on the Run

The Martian by Andy Weir

Redemption in Indigo by Karen Lord

Entangled by Graham Hancock

144. Jurassic World Movie Review - HEP 144.5
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Bonus Episode! Al and Tony review Jurassic World. Lots of discussion and no major spoilers. Make sure you see this movie!

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145. A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night Review - HEP 144 - "Hipsters Gonna Hate"
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This week Al and Tony review A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, and Al goes hipster on the Fallout 4 trailer. They also talk tabletop gaming and dig into super villain cats.

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A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

Fallout 4 Trailer

Big Trouble in Little China Remake


146. Starry Eyes Movie Review - HEP 143 - "Do Dinos Dream of Air Conditioning?"
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In this episode the guys dive into the dark underbelly of Hollywood with the indie horror film Starry Eyes. Then they discuss Kung Fury, and get weird with Fermat's Last Theorem.

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Diamond Joe Biden

American Ultra



Film Crit Hulk: Never Hate a Movie


Kung Fury

Dr. McNinja



Axe Cop

Fermat's Last Theorem

Black Sheep

147. Slow West Movie Review - HEP 142 - "Sexy Killer Lightbulb Cosplay"
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In this episode the guys review Slow West, a western with debatable speed, but undeniable beauty. Then Tony talks about his experience at Denver Comic Con and Albert is mad at people who are mad at Jurassic World.

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3:10 to Yuma

Django Unchained

Denver Comic Con

The Writer's Arena

"Big Driver" by Steven King


The Hateful Eight

Jurassic World

A Topiary


148. Ex Machina Movie Review - HEP 141 - "Day of the Dad Bod"
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In this episode the guys discuss recent indie hit Ex Machina. Then Albert talks about his dieting problems and the guys discuss weird food.

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Dad Bod

Slow West

Helen Keller vs Nightwolves

FDR: American Badass

Killer Pinata


149. Mad Max: Fury Road Review - Human Echoes Podcast 141.5
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Because we love you all, we made a bonus episode to review George Miller's kick ass new movie Mad Max: Fury Road. This is mostly spoiler free plot wise but we do talk about some details. GO SEE THIS MOVIE!

150. Bring Me the Head of the Machine Gun Woman Review - HEP 140 - "The Incredible Edible Gun"
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In this episode Al and Tony review the awesome exploitation film, Bring Me the Head of the Machine Gun Woman. Then they talk about the new direction of Game of Thrones, and ponder why so many remakes are bad.





The Equalizer

John Wick sequel

Film Crit Hulk AMA


Road Wars

151. Karate-Robo Zaborgar Review - HEP 139 - "Tentacle-Boob Cyborg Lady GO!"
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In this episode the guys discuss the crazy-pants Japanese parody movie Karate-Robo Zaborgar (available currently on Netflix) with guest host Brantley Heaton! Then Tony gives the after action report on the Stanley Film Festival, and Albert gripes about Avengers: Age of Ultron.



Or download the audio edition here.



Sun Choke

Final Girls

Final Girl no "s"

Dead Silence

How Star Wars Conquered the Universe by Chris Taylor

Karyn Kusama

Leigh Whannell

152. You're Next Movie Review - HEP 138 - No Slapstick Elves
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In this episode the guys review the home invasion slasher horror film You're Next. Then Albert talks about perfume commercials and car repair, and Tony heads off to the Stanley Film Festival.

[We apologize for the audio quality in this one. Albert's mic was not plugged in, so the audio captured was from his webcam instead.]

Watch it here!

Or download the audio edition here.


Stanley Film Festival

The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug


Sleepaway Camp

QR code tmublr

Things John Snow Knows subreddit

153. Sharknado Movie Review - HEP 137 - "Bantha-man v. Ewoknado"
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In this episode the guys are disappointed by Sharknado. Then Albert is disappointed with New Orleans. And Tony is disappointed with Superman.

Not gonna lie, this podcast is a little rant-y.

Watch the video here:

Or download the audio version of the podcast here.


The only things we talked about worth linking to were the Star Wars trailer and the Batman v. Superman trailer. If you haven't seen those yet, you may not even understand what a link is. Let's start at the beginning: the glowing thing in front of you is a computer...

154. TWA Press Conference - Brophy vs Mays
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In this rousing press conference, Danny Brophy and Thomas A. Mays go head to head for linquistic superiority before their bout. They discuss preparation, tactics, and just what they think the other's writing can be put into and used for.


Be sure to check out TheWritersArena.com on 4/20 for more info!



155. Big Ass Spider Review - HEP 136 - "Love in the Time of Hemorrhoids"
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In the episode the guys break down the creature-feature comedy Big-Ass Spider! Then the guys discuss how great men are made, and Albert drops some weird bible knowledge.

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Or download the audio edition here!



Abraham Lincoln vs Zombies

Coral Castle

AIDS kills cancer?

The Writer's Arena

Inside Llewyn Davis




156. Mercenaries Review - HEP 135 - "Vaginas, Violence, and Vacation"
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In this episode the guys continue B-movie month by talking about Mercenaries, a female led action film from the Asylum. Albert talks about the trials and tribulations of vacationing with tiny humans, and the guys discuss the upheaval orchestrated at this years Hugos by Sad Puppies. Then Tony reveals he has not yet seen any of the good Fast and Furious movies.

(due to technical issues there is no video for the podcast this week.)

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Coral Castle

Sad Puppies

Furious 7

[Maybe there were more links. I do not know. Technically, I am still on vacation.]

157. Poseidon Rex Review - HEP 134 - "Your P-Rex is in Another Castle"
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On this week's show Al and Tony talk about travel, unrequited love, and castle building. After that, they take a dive into P-Rex infested waters and review Poseidon Rex. Shlock month continues! 

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Coral Castle

Bishop's Castle

Poseidon Rex

Man Takes Wells Fargo to Court, Wins

Anne McDaniels

Anne McDaniels. Indulgent picture achieved.

158. Nightcrawler Movie Review - HEP 133 - "Dick. Pics. "
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In this episode the guys review the 2014 horror-drama-thriller-romance film Nightcrawler. Then Tony gets photoshopped and Albert gets pictures of other men's genitals.

Check out the video!




3d Laser Printers

Demetri Martin

Star Wars: A New Hope novelization

Star Wars: Empire Strikes Back novelization

Chuck Wendig to write Star Wars: Aftermath

159. Zombeavers Review - HEP 132.5
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In this special bonus episode, Al and Tony take on Jordan Rubin's Zombeavers. They break down the excellent cast, the broest bros to ever bro, as well as zombified beaver puppets. It's an excellent horror / comedy romp and you should check it out VoD on amazon or see it in theaters.

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160. The Taking of Deborah Logan Movie Review - HEP 132 - "Shouting in the Library of Lost Memories"
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In this episode the guys discuss The Taking of Deborah Logan, a horror film with found footage that isn't completely useless! Then they discuss the passing of Terry Pratchett and argue about which of them would make the best pie.

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Wilkinson Sword razors

Dollar Shave Club

Killer Pinata

Friday the 13th

Tomb Raider

Rhianna Pratchett

Tim Burton to direct live action Dumbo

Frozen 2 announced

161. Predestination Review - HEP 131 - "Troubleshooting the Time Machine"
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On this week's show, Al and Tony experiment with video podcasting, review the movie Predestination, and get their tech support horror stories on. After that, they answer your questions. 

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Monster Energy Drink Lady

Giant Pink Bunny in Space

Trailer #3 for The Avengers

162. Horns Movie Review - HEP 130 - "Lobstercopterpocalypse"
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In this episode the guys review the lackluster tones of Horns while discussing the difficulties of adapting films from books. Then they discuss restaurants that want to deliver your mail, and robots that want to deliver your food.

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Digging Up the Marrow


Under the Skin

Mission Impossible 5 ending rewrite

Rob Schrab to direct Lego Movie 2

Waffle House mail


163. Armageddon Movie Review - HEP 129 - "Scientifically In-credible"
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In this episode the guys chat with scientifically-inclined author Thomas Mays about the scientifically-hilarious movie Armageddon. Then they discuss the best ways for humans to go fast in space and talk about the stories that the their science (mostly) right.

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164. The Guyver Movie Review - HEP 128 - "Replaced in the Sequel"
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This week Danny Brophy and Tony take on the film Guyver, talk about awesome suits and terrible acting, and ruminate on Sci Fi books. After that, Brophy goes on an insane rambling journey of movie knowledge that would impress everyone at IMDB. This episode has coarser language than usual, so watch your sensitive little ears.

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Guyver (Full Movie)

Neill Blomkamp’s New Alien Movie

25 Spectacular Science Fiction Books 

165. Kingsman: The Secret Service Review - HEP 127.5
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Bonus Episode! Al and Tony take on the new spy thriller Kingsman: The Secret Service. Hint: It blew their minds.

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166. Super Mario Brothers Movie Review - HEP 127 - "The Democratic Republic of Fungus"
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In this episode the guys travel to the mushroom kingdom to talk about the most infamous video game adaptation of all time, Super Mario Brothers. Then they marvel at the IMDB bio of B-movie actress Anne McDaniels, and discuss writing for The Writers Arena.

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167. Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead - HEP 126 - "A Spotter's Guide to the Dead"
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In this episode the guys discuss Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead, the English-language sequel to the madcap Norwegian film that codified the Nazi Zombie genre. Then Tony waxes exceeding eloquent on the true source of our fear of zombies, and Al yells about missed opportunities in zombie rom-coms.

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168. The French Connection Movie Review - HEP 125 - "Sweet-Beats and Stony: Cow Murder Investigators"
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In this episode the guys take a look at The French Connection an old school film, that played with and deconstructed many action movie tropes before many of those tropes were popular. Then Albert talks about fulfilling his long-time dream of lifting heavy objects without doing any real work, and the guys discuss some Oscar snubs and nominees.

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Z Nation



169. Slice of Life Book Review - HEP - 124 - The Sausage and How it is Made
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In this episode the guys talk with the awesome maker of stuff and things Ellie Ann about her new fantasy mashup book Slice of Life. Then they take listener questions and discuss the challenges and difficulties of succeeding creatively in the digital age.

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170. Insomnia Movie Review - HEP 123 - "Critics in the Fog"
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In this episode the guys lose sleep over the oft-overlooked Christopher Nolan film Insomnia. Then Albert is irrationally angry at Boyhood, and Tony talks about sleep deprived hallucinations.

Can't sleep? Download it now!


Boy's Life by Robert McCammon


171. The Sacrament Movie Review - HEP 122 - "Plug Nickle Prophets"
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In this episode the guys join the cult of Ti West as they talk about his found-footage horror film The Sacrament. Then Albert talks about ten years at Walmart and complains about crazy people on Facebook.



172. Ragnarok Movie Review - HEP 121 - "Bacon Man vs. The Caffeine Crusader"
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In this episode the guys meet a monster from Norse mythology as they review Ragnarok. Then the guys discuss the highs and lows of Christmas, and argue over which would make a better super-hero: coffee or bacon?

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173. Oculus Movie Review - HEP 120 - "Edible Light Bulbs and Proper Chokes"
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This week Al and Tony stare into a magic mirror with Oculus. Then, they talk about pilgrimages, mess with microphones, After that, Al becomes a bad movie choreography apologist, Tony loses his mind over chokes, and is validated by Joe Rogan himself.

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Oculus Movie

Continental Divide

Camino De Santiago

Charlie Hunnam Accent

No Sleep Podcast

Amazon Warehouse Expose

BlokeBusters Podcast

TMNT Elevator Wu-Tang Scene


174. A Charlie Brown Christmas Review (with Jon Jones!) -HEP 119 - "The Real Meaning of Christmas is Nintendo 64"
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In this episode the guys talk with long-time friend of the show Jon Jones, and discuss the best holiday special ever, A Charlie Brown Christmas. They also discuss the best gifts they've given or recieved.

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175. The Babadook Movie Review - HEP 118.5
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A special bonus episode reviewing the new horror sensation The Babadook! We break down the good, the bad, and the absolutely terrifying. The main part of the review is spoiler free. After the credits we discuss our theories and the ending.

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The Babadook

You can find this movie on Amazon PPV, Google Play, iTunes, and most other streaming platforms.

176. Die Hard 2 - HEP 118 - "The LAAAAAAZY Eye 2: Lazier Eye"
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In this episode the guys analyze the inferior but still awesome sequel to the best Christmas movie ever, Die Hard 2. Then they discuss the greatest sequels ever.





Best Sequels

The Rescuers Down Under

Fievel Goes West

22 Jump Street


177. Gremlins Movie Review - HEP 117 - "Sick on the Ceiling"
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In this episode the guys talk about a Christmas movie without a single gremlin in it, inappropriately titled Gremlins. Tony spins conspiracy theories about Bill Hick and Alex Jones until he's sick. Albert is excited about Star Wars (among other things. Many many other things.)

Download this episode before the gremlins delete it!

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178. Sword Into Darkness Book Review - HEP 116 - "Bagger 288 vs. Aliens"
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In this episode the guys review the scifi epic from Thomas A. Mays Sword into Darkness. They also talk about giant mining equipment and terrifying dollar store toys.

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Bagger 288 music video

Stand by Me

Penny Arcade podcast


179. The Double Movie Review - HEP 115 - "Bat-Baby: The Motion Picture"
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In this episode, the guys discuss the absurdist Kafkaesque comedy from Richard Ayoade The Double. Then they troll through the worst movies on Netflix and find what might be the best thing ever. Also, Bat-Baby. Just...Bat-Baby.



Universalis Let's Play

Mortem Post's awesome shirts that you can (and should) buy

Karate-Robo Zaborgar (I watched the first five minutes of this movie. There was a floating robot lady's head and a transforming motorcycle that knows karate and a robot samurai that had a giant pair of lips which he used to "suck the DNA from the politicians" as a part of floaty robot head lady's evil plan.)



180. Detention Movie Review - HEP 114 - "They Fixin' to Misuse the Cows"
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In this episode, the guys review the crazypants sci-fi romance serial-killer horror time-travel-inside-a-freaking-bear movie, Detention. Then Albert tells the story of how his baby figured out how to use pay-per-view, and the guys talk about movies they wish they hadn't watched.




181. Interstellar Movie Review - HEP 113.5
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In this special bonus episode of the Human Echoes Podcast, Al and Tony breakdown the new Hollywood blockbuster Interstellar.

182. Monster From Bikini Beach Movie Review - HEP 113 - "Friends Don't Let Friends Do Crime"
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In this episode Al and Tony review the deliciously bad love letter to B-movies, Monster From Bikini Beach. They probably talked about other stuff too, but Albert was having so much fun he forgot to take notes.

Maybe you should just download the episode and find out what they talked about for yourself


Were you not listening?

No notes.

No memory.

No proffesionalism.

183. Candyman Movie Review - HEP 112 - "Candy Corn and Railguns"
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In this episode, the guys marvel at the unexpected genius of one of the best horror movies they've reviewed so far, Candyman. Then they fall down a rabbit hole of weirdness while researching author Thomas A. Mays, and Albert pitches the movie he's never going to make because he's a big fat coward.

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184. John Wick Movie Review - HEP 111.5
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In this supplemental episode, Al and Tony break down the new action flick John Wick. They examine how it measures up to The Equalizer, discuss modern movie action, and discuss how this is set in the world of Grand Theft Auto.

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185. American Werewolf in London Movie Review - HEP 111 - The Monster Inside Us
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In this episode the guys review the cult favourite horror-comedy American Werewolf in London. Then they discuss online bullys, catfishing authors, and the new trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron.

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Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer

Stalker author vs bully reviewer

Carrie 2013

186. Glen or Glenda? Movie Review - HEP 110 - "The Moron's Manifesto"
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In the second episode of Viewers Choice Month the guys dig into the mind of Ed Wood Jr. by breaking down his most personal work, Glen or Glenda?. Then they talk about idiosyncratic numbering of operating systems, and Albert geeks out about pallet jacks in fiction and a potential Myst TV show.

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187. Hairspray Movie Review - HEP 109 - "Fear and Loathing in Baltimore"
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In this, the first week of Viewers Choice Month, Al and Tony talk about Tony's new favourite movie, Hairspray. Then Albert espouses the virtues of the best bad television show of the season, Scorpion, and the guys discuss the lost creativity of childhood.

Put the beat in your ears. Download it now!


188. The Rover Movie Review - HEP 108 - "The Retail Rumble"
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In this episode the guys discuss the Australian remake of Dude, Where's My Car, The Rover. They also gush about the new Denzel Washington action flick, The Equalizer, and Albert talks about movies he wishes he could make.

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Links and Things


189. Holy Motors Movie Review - HEP 107 - "The Truth has Teeth"
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In this episode, the guys discuss an art film from those wacky French fellas, Holy Motors. Then they talk about terrible trips to the dentist and Tony is wrong about Bratwurst and Crock-Pots™.

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190. Tusk Movie Review - HEP 106.5
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In this special bonus episode, Al and Tony breakdown the awesome and strange new Kevin Smith movie Tusk. Listen as they marvel at The Walrus and The Carpenter, talk about douche bag characters, and how great Michael Parks is. Grab your Chug -Eh-Lug and strap yourself in!

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Subscribe to the podcast!


The Walrus and the Carpenter Podcast Episode

Listener's Choice Month


191. The Holy Mountain Movie Review - HEP 106 - "My Name is Berg, My Planet is Uranus"
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Guardian angel gives lectures on morality to the toothache inside the piroshki. A guardian angel leaves, and a bubble beams with joy; however, the stalactite living with a shadow has a change of heart about a necromancer. Now and then, a sheepishamour-propre pours freezing cold water on a toothpick. Scheherazade and I took a toothache inside some starlet (with some philosopher, the rascally espadrille, a few toothpicks, and a bride related to a taxidermist) to arrive at a state of intimacy where we can underhandedly approach our gonad.

Are we cool yet?

192. The Peanut Butter Solution - HEP 105 - "And Then It Got REALLY Weird"
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In this episode the guys review the most horrificallty wonderfully, awfully bizzare movie they've seen to date, The Peanut Butter Solution.  Then Al shares the joys and horrors of being a new father.

Also, don't forget to nominate lots of musicals for Tony to watch for our Listener's Choice Month!


193. The Fifth Element Movie Review - HEP 104 - "Moving Back to Hieroglyphs"
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This week Joseph Devon and Tony breakdown the cult classic The Fifth Element. They discuss Sanskrit, fantasy football, molly, lizard people, and much more.

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Jon Woo Directed Game

Salute Your Shorts

Sports Betting is Legal In...

The Day Star

Viewers Choice Month



194. Leviathan (1989) Movie Review - HEP 103 - "Becoming the Monster"
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On this week's show, Al leaves Tony and Danny to their own devices. They review Leviathan (1989), talk about mountains of James Cameron movies, They take your questions about raptors, and Tony bums everyone out talking about his spine.


Ripley is a Mom


You Know What Dude? Podcast

Ankylosing Spondylitis

Stygimoloch Dinosaur

195. Grace Movie Review - HEP 102 - Kinder Kills, Cleaner Cuts
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In this episode the guys discuss zombie babies and monstrous ladies in the artsy and innovative horror film Grace. Then the guys dig into the ugly side of nature, and Al talks about the horrors of fatherhood.



196. Constantine Movie Review - HEP 101 - "This is the (Lazarus) Pits"
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In this episode the guys review Constantine, a perfectly serviceable film that was sadly ruined by a humanoid block of wood posing as an actor. Also, Tony doesn't have a clue about Lazarus Pits and Albert blows out his voice screaming about it.

Download it now! (if your eardrums can take it)


Lazarus Pit

Top Ten Episodes

We probably talked about other stuff that I could link to, but I didn't write it down, and it is my birthday today, and frankly you could just Google it anyway, so there. My wife got me a spare Nintendo 64 controller and Super Mario 64 for my birthday, and I'm going to go and play a 20 year old video game with her now. After five years of married life this is what you do for fun instead of having sex, unless MasterChef or Mythbusters is on, in which case you watch MasterChef.or Mythbusters. Preferably Mythbusters.

197. Dredd Movie Review - HEP 100 - "Digging Deeper"
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In this the 100th episode of the Human Echoes Podcast, the guys are joined by Danny Brophy to discuss Dredd (and Guardians of the Galaxy.) Al and Danny geek out about Doctor Who and Sherlock, while Tony tries to teach Danny how to be a man. Also, Al is forced to defend his love of The Asylum.

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Bill Oberst Jr. interviews

198. Adaptation Movie Review - HEP 99 - "Beginner's Bondage for Space Lizards"
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In this episode the guys talk about the trippy, Oscar-bait, heartwarming film that no one has heard of, Adaptation. Tony talks about going to a bondage class; Albert talks about various lizards FROM SPACE.



199. The Devil's Backbone Movie Review - HEP 98 - "'I'm Going to Need You to Drop a Beat' -Adolph Hitler"
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In this episode the Whitest Rapper Ever and the Inhuman Beatbox review Guillermo del Toro's masterpiece of horror, The Devil's Backbone. Al talks about internet myths and weird fairy tales, and Tony...well...yeeaahh.

"Download this episode." -Oscar Wilde


200. Ellie Anne Interview - HEP 97 - "A Vote for Sauron is a Vote for Women"
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In this episode the guys sit down with author/editor extraordinaire Ellie Anne about writing, comics, and The Tale of Frida. They discuss the importance of female characters and mistakes that plague beginning writers.

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Marvel announces a new female Thor
NPR highlight of Ann Cleeves glosses over 20 years of work that led to success
Boring Moby Dick

201. Reservoir Dogs Movie Review - HEP 96 - "Reservoir Robots"
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In this episode Al and Tony talk over Quentin Taratino's inaugural film, Reservoir Dogs. Albert shares his dismay at how much he liked Transformers: Age of Extinction, and Tony opens an impressive number of browser tabs inadvertently calling Twilight: the Musical into existence.

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Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Trailer
Fight! Super Robot Life-form - Transformers: Mystery of Convoy
NOS4A2 by Joe Hill
Twilight: The Musical

202. Jug Face Movie Review - HEP 95 - "Autobots, Transform and Crank It"
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In this episode the guys review the hillbilly horror stylings of Jug Face. They also discover bizarre new fetish, and Albert shares his anxiety about seeing the new Transformers film.

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203. Monsters Movie Review - HEP 94 - "The Name of the Game"
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In this episode the guys trek through the dangerous pathways of Gareth Edwards micro-budget debut film, Monsters. Also, Tony learns a little more than he wanted to about his name, and Albert relates an unsettling experience.



Godzilla Monster of Monsters Let's Play

Godzilla Monster of Monsters creepypasta

The Writer's Arena

Man kills grizzly bear with bare hands and teeth

Jack Churchill

204. Exam Movie Review - HEP 93 - "Battle in a Bottle"
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In this episode the guys review a movie that tests the limits of a single space, Exam. Also, tony relates some of his experiences at Denver Comicon, and Albert gives instructions in how not to plug in your air-conditioner.

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Denver Comi Con

The War of Art by Stephen Pressfield

Criminal Minds S09E20 "Blood Relations" (with Bill Oberst Jr.)

Ignore Everybody by Hugh Mcleod

World War Z Unrated on Netflix



205. Dhoom 3 Movie Review - HEP 92 - "Bollywood, Bacon, and Book Bans"
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In this episode the guys geek out about Bollywood blockbuster Dhoom 3. Later they share their favourite recipes, discuss various forms of censorship, and try to imagine the ideal time machine.

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Slender man-inspired stabbing

Cory Doctorow's Little Brother pulled from summer reading list

Don Jones blog post about Maximum Overdrive.

Drunken Chicken

206. The Lair of the White Worm Movie Review - HEP 91 - "A Boring Title with No Sexual Innuendos Whatsoever"
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In this episode the guys take a look at the many many phallic symbols to be found in The Lair of the White Worm. Then Albert introduces Tony to the weirdest book either of them have ever seen.

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207. From Dusk Till Dawn Movie Review - HEP 90 - "Mr. Sex Machine and the Giant Reciprocating Dildo"
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In this episode the guys talk about the horror film that isn't sure what it wants to be when it grows up, From Dusk Till Dawn. Then Albert raves about Godzilla, relates his discovery of Bollywood films, and the guys take listener questions.


Blindsight by Peter Watts (seriously this is like the tenth time this book has been in the show notes. It's awesome, it's FREE. WHY HAVE YOU NOT READ IT YET?!)


208. Maximum Overdrive Movie Review - HEP 89 - "Maximum Hipster"
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In this episode Al and Tony review the one and only movie directed by Stephen King, Maximum Overdrive. Along the way, they try to figure out what makes a "good" bad movie, and get all psyched up about Godzilla.

Download the episode before you iPod eats you.

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209. Re-Animator Movie Review - HEP 88 - "Wrath of the Tentacular Colon"
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In this episode, Al and Tony review the B-movie goodness of the 80's schlock-fest movie Re-Animator. Tony complains about haggling customers, and then immediately admits to being guilty of the same thing, while Albert comes to defense of director Michael Bay.

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210. The Dirties Movie Review - HEP 87 - "The Deluge and the Dogecoin"
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In this episode the guys dissect the visceral docudrama The Dirties. Then Albert talks about the deluge of rain that wrecked parts of his town and Tony talks about investing in the new cryptocurrency Dogecoin.

Install Podcast.exe into your mental hard drive.




211. Nostalghia Movie Review - HEP 86 - "Nostalghia Critics"
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In this episode Al and Tony argue over whether Andrei Tarkovsky's film Nostalghia is a visual sedative or pogniant art. Then Al talks about finally using Vine, and complains that his new phone isn't futuristic enough.

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Sculpting in Time by Andrei Tarkovsky
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Twelve Angry Men audio dramatization
Hardcore History
Leviathan by James Byron Huggins (Two things about this book: first it's like five bucks for Kindle — totally worth it. Second, the eight foot tall viking dude who is also a priest and who fights the genetically enhanced cyborg dragon with an axe? He's called Thor. I don't know how you're not reading this already.)



212. Insidious: Chapter 2 Movie Review - HEP 85 - "The Secret History of Misconceptions"
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In this episode the guys cover Insidious: Chapter 2 the follow-up installment to the 2010 horror hit. Then, Albert espouses the virtues of Russian animation, and Tony tells an unconventional tale of true love.

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Jen's amazing fan art and official cover for Daisy, Daisy


213. HEP - Short Echoes 10 - The Bastards of Barley Downs by A.P. Sessler
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The Bastards of Barley Downs

by A.P. Sessler


8 May, 1582

Certain men of the city, led by the Constable, found the Harper daughter in the winter barley field belonging to the Peregrine family on this, the eighth day since the flaming wheels appeared.  Like the others she was discovered lying in the center of the crop rune, half-naked and out of her mind.

Any soul that remained idly in the rune suffered diverse maladies.  Even the girl's own father forgot her name and his own until he was forcibly removed from the rune.  Some grew faint, others discerned a metal savor in their mouths which turned bitter in their stomachs, and still others lost all their wits as the girl's father had.  The lesser maladies were cured immediately when departing from the crop rune, while the greater remained until the evening.

Concerning the nature of the runes, they are of the most devilish design, capable of being conceived only by Hell itself.  No inscription like them hath been recorded in any seized book on magic.  In regards to their formation no one hath observed their construction.  The stalks of grain are all bent flat with not a one broken, so that if each were straightened they would grow taller still.


13 May, 1582

The parents of the maidens had prevented their examination until now.  No one wished to put undue strain upon their feeble minds until it seemed right.  It was rightly presumed the examination would cause much strain but one slightly more bearable permitting the brief passing of time.

Each daughter was examined by the Vicar in the order they were found after their captivity, the Harper daughter being the last to be questioned.

She confessed she had been defiled by the Incubus, just as it molested each daughter after the same manner.  She recounted the flaming wheels which carried her away into the heavens in the sight of us all, but did not willfully manifest the secret things that followed while she was captive, save that she had been violated by the Incubus.

When questioned concerning the slaughtered cattle found in the Johnson field all five daughters claimed to have no knowledge of the event.  When pressed if they made oblations of the cattle to conjure the Incubus and the flaming wheels they denied all accusations.

At no time during their confession did they deny Christ or profess any heresy.  They appear solely to be but hapless victims of the devil.


6 June, 1582

The Vicar and Magistrate, as well as the entire city, thought it meet to give the bewitched winter barley fields a sabbath of one year.  The harvesting, selling or consumption of the grain hath been strictly forbidden.  This prohibition will call upon all men to share all things in common to make up for that which is lacking, so that none hath too little and none hath too much.


9 July, 1582

The daughters have been found to be with child and appear to be in their second month.  They each lamented the injustice they suffered with great weeping.  Two despaired even of life to the point of seeking to do themselves violence on several occasions.  In each instance they were delivered, by what means no one can be certain.


11 September, 1582

Now in their fourth month the mothers have grown suddenly favorable of their unborn bastards.  What evil was committed against their consent beforetime hath now been received with joy, as if they had become the recipient of some great favor.

Some in our city thought to bring harm upon those heavy with child.  All came to violent ends by unknown means, so that all who remain fear the very devils are guarding this brood like a vicious mother.  Though no soul hath thus spoken, the seed of Satan may soon be born into this world.


1 October, 1582

It is again the time for sewing winter barley and reaping other grains.  The bewitched fields have not been farmed since the crop runes appeared the previous year, during which time the barley hath withered, but not that which composes the crop runes.  For this reason the farmers were ordered to give the fields a second sabbath year before planting.


18 November, 1582

It hath come to our knowledge that, whether by the willful disobedience of the farmers or the practice of common thieves, grain from the bewitched crops hath in truth been harvested and sold.  Whilst no one publicly confesses to the selling or consumption of the grain, it hath been whispered that their use hath brought about diverse cures to maladies found difficult to treat by the most learned physicians.


7 January, 1583

As the daughters entered their eighth month their parents reported a multitude of devilish activity occurring in their households in the form of poltergeists.  The daughters were taken from their homes peaceably and brought to the nunnery led by the Sisters of the Annunciation.  The poltergeist activity hath since ceased.


1 February, 1583

As the hour of their delivery approaches we are fearful.  The mothers are now in the final travail of birth pangs.  They have each taken their seat on the birthing chairs in the adjacent room.  A great anxiety hath ceased upon us all and we are in terrible dread for what it is to come.

In the scripture the Spirit of truth testifieth that the Son of Man came not only by the water of birth but by the blood of virginity.  What these bastard children are, or will be, is not clear.

I hear the voice of the midwives saying the firstborn is crowning even now.  There are screams in the birthing room.  One of the midwives hath now entered the room where I sit writing.  She is so covered in blood that I can only observe the white of her eyes and the black hole that is her mouth.  She sayeth that the child--

O God, please, let it not be.


A resident of North Carolina's Outer Banks, A.P. Sessler searches for that unique element that twists the everyday commonplace into the weird.
When he's not writing fiction he composes music, dabbles in animation, and muses about theology and mind-hacking, all while watching way too many online movies.
His short stories have appeared in Zippered Flesh 2, Dandelions of Mars, SQ Magazine, and Strangely Funny.

This story was narrated by Jon Jones.

Jon Jones has worked in multi-media production for a variety of entertainment and broadcast mediums for over 30 years.
His recent efforts include providing education, consultation and production services to make digital media more accessible to individuals, schools, small businesses, and social service organizations.
Through his business, Lunarparcel Media, Jon provides video production and voice-over services, as well as digital restoration of antiquated content mediums.
Jon lives in Northern California with his family, and can be found on Twitter as @DVWhat  twitter.com/dvwhat, or on Youtube at youtube.com/lunarparcel.


214. Mr. Nobody Movie Review - HEP 84 - "Pearson Education Sucks"
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In this episode the guys discuss the movie Pearson Education Sucks. Then Tony relates an unlikely story of how Pearson Education sucks, and Albert reveals the secret suckage of Pearson Educational Products.

On a serious note, we have a story that really does not suck, which is The Bastards of Barley Downs by A.P. Sessler. It will get it's own episode later this week.

Check out the shop on the navbar above! Much more to come.

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Sucky Pearson Education Links:

Pearson Education Sucks Facebook page

How Pearson Education sucked up all the opportunities for struggling writers

Pearson Education is sucking the simplicity out of films

"Pearson Education Sucks" a psychological horror novella by Albert Berg


215. Timmy Failure Book Review - HEP 83 - "HEY, THAT KID'S THROWING PUNS!"
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On a special episode of the podcast, Hannah-Elizabeth Thompson joins Al to talk about Timmy Failure by Stephan Pastis.  They wax lovingly about puns, polar bears, shipping, and shotgunning love letters. Al blows up about the universe and How I Met Your Mother. They also explain how to rear your child into a chess master. Make sure you check out Hannah's projects below.

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Hannah's Twitter
Stephan Pastis
Hannah's Fiverr
GOcomics - Pearls Before Swine

216. HEP - Interview with Liesel Hanson
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Greetings friends, we recently had a great chat with Liesel Hanson, an actress from Planet of the Vampire Women (2011), Children of Sorrow (2012) and Henry's Shadow (2013). She's a theater actress and was in both the original and touring productions of Reanimator the Musical directed by Stuart Gordon. She is also a member of "Theatre of NOTE" in LA, and a regular with Trash Film Orgy.

You can find her on twitter, and find out more about her work on her IMDB page. Be sure to give it a like!


217. Below Review - HEP - 82 - Run Silent, Run Scared
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In this episode the guys dive into historical horror film Below. Then the guys try to figure out if the future will be terrible or wonderful, and Albert admits that he has no idea what is going on in the world. This episode is a bit all over the map. You've been warned.

Liesel Hanson joins us to talk about her role in Children of Sorrow and share her love of trash film. If you are looking for her interview, it is around the 1 hour and 16 minute mark. It will have a stand alone episode on Wednesday.

Also, THE OCTOSHARK SHIRT IS ALMOST HERE! I know we said it would be ready, but some of these sites are seriously trying to cramp our style. When we get a company that charges reasonable rates and royalties, it will be here. Expect this by April 11th.

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Trash Film Orgy

218. HEP - Interview #2 with Horror Icon Bill Oberst Jr.
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Our favorite zombie hunter, cult leader, and all around nice guy Bill Oberst Jr. returns to the podcast! In this interview, we cover what it is like to become a monster, to die in a movie, and many of the challenges of the Hollywood life.

Thank you all so much for listening. If you enjoyed this interview, or any of the movies that Bill has been in, give his IMDB page a like. It really helps him find new and interesting roles.

Also, be sure to check out tonight's (April 2nd) episode of Criminal Minds entitled "Blood Relations" on CBS.

219. The Mothman Prophecies - HEP - 81 - The Monster Mash
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In this episode the guys review the pitch-perfect supernatural horror film The Mothman Prophecies with some eerie interruptions. They share their lifelong fascination with U.F.O. sightings and all things paranormal.

Then Bill Oberst Jr. drops in to talk about playing an altogether different kind of monster in Children of Sorrow, and reveals the reason he takes on such frightening roles. Keep an eye open for a stand alone episode later this week. Friends, please take a moment to like his IMDB page. His interview starts at the 37 minute mark.

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220. Children of Sorrow Review - HEP - 80 - Blood, Sweat and Fears
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In this episode the guy talk about one of the most disturbing films they've ever seen, Children of Sorrow. Then things get disturbing in an entirely different way when the conversation gets all sweaty (literally).



221. Author Interview: Joseph Devon Returns! - HEP - 79 - Persistent Illusions
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This episode marks the joyous and triumphant and joyous return of Joseph Devon! Joseph talks with us about his latest book Persistent Illusions (to avoid spoilers for the first book in the series, Probability Angels take a listen to our first interview with Joseph here). Along the way we answer questions from the audience and geek out about history stuff.


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222. Resolution Review - HEP - 78 - Occupy the Fourth Wall
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In this episode, the guys discuss the character-driven (if slightly obtuse) horror film Resolution. Then Tony gets political and bashes Occupy Wall Street's disorganization, and Al is creeped out by silverfish.



The Black Swan (You cannot imagine my sorrow when I learned that this was not an adaptation of Nassim Nicholas Taleb's book about dangers of discounting unlikely outcomes.)
For Joseph.



223. Deep Blue Sea Review - HEP - 77 - A Persistence of Memories
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In this, the last episode of Bad Shark Month, the guys try their hardest not to talk about the movie that killed the big budget shark movie, Deep Blue Sea. They also talk about disturbing erotica, take some user questions, and wax nostalgic about Animorphs.

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Links (in no particular order):


Boy's Life by Robert McCammon

The Rocketeer

The Honor Harrington series

Creepy Romance tumblr


224. Mega Shark vs Mecha Shark Review - HEP - 76 - It's Raining Boats!
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In this episode Albert ditches Tony and sits down with guest host Brantley to talk about the third installment in the Mega Shark franchise Mega Shark vs. Mecha Shark. Then they geek out about bad movies and Transformers, and Brantley inadvertently reveals that Joe Hill is a dirty dirty plagiarist.

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225. Super Shark! Review - HEP - 75 - Poop-Shark vs. Superb Owl
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In this week's episode Al and Tony face a new monster shark menace, Super Shark! Then Albert gets all gooey about the joys of making stuff, and Tony shares his heartache about the Super Bowl.

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226. HEP - Short Echoes 9 - The Blind Man Who Could See by Evelyn Deshane
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Kevin waited with the bandages over his eyes as his doctor came forward. At age fifty, the operation to remove Kevin’s cataracts was an extremely rare medical accomplishment – for himself and his doctors. Small children and babies were the usually the main demographic who were healthy enough to regain their sight. Both barely remember the few months they spent in darkness with four out of their five senses. Kevin Johnson, however, had many years of darkness behind him as he slowly came into the light.

“All right, Kevin,” his doctor said. “Take a look around the room. Say hello to the world.”

As soon as Kevin opened his eyes, he shut them again. He pulled the blanket of the bed close to his body and tried to block out the light.

The first hour went on much like this. Kevin had never seen what faces looked like, who people really were. He knew the voices and the contours of their skin, but that would not prepare him for the grotesque beings that greeted him on the other side. In spite of probes from his doctors, Kevin kept his eyes closed. He tried to believe that he had never been taken in for the elective surgery; never been dazzled by the promise of new life’s meaning and purpose.

When the nurses came into the room the next day, Kevin’s eyes were still closed.

“Are you all right Mr. Johnson?”

“Yes, yes. I can see fine.”

“So why don’t you open your eyes? Are you in pain?”

Kevin opened his mouth, only to close it again. Pain, he had learned over the years, was always subjective. Pain could rebel against memory itself. As the nurse told him the benefits of the procedure he had just undergone and the wonderful world that awaited him, Kevin forgot the first horror of sight. But only for a small second. As soon as he allowed himself another quick blink at the world, he ran and hid again.

“It’s okay, Mr. Johnson,” the nurse said. She gave him a sleeping mask made of velvet and something else very soft for his eyes. “This may take a while. Rest and try again tomorrow.”

But the days got worse. He shut his eyes and tried to get used to the voices.

 “How are you feeling today, Kevin?”

“Would you like to go for a walk?”

“This was what life was about, Mr. Johnson. You cannot live it in bed anymore. You must come down and see the world.”

When Kevin finally got the nerve to stand, he became aware of height. As he moved a step forward, he became aware of perspective. As the people at the back of the hospital’s long hallways began to shrink in size with each step Kevin took forward, his heart rate grew. The machine he kept close to his body let off a sound that scared him when paired up with the blinking lights. He took off his heart monitor. The noise grew worse as the machine flat lined.  He did not have time to understand the colours and the meaning behind “code blue” until the nurses showed up again with their too-big teeth and strapped him in again.

“He’s a difficult one,” a nurse said to the doctor. Kevin kept his eyes shut inside his room. They talked so loud around the corner, as if Kevin was deaf as well.

“What do you think will happen to him?”

“You can bring a horse to water but you cannot make him drink,” the doctor said with a sigh. “We can give him sight, but he has to see. Leave him for now; he’ll be discharged soon enough.”

When Kevin awoke the next morning, he moved down the hallway and towards the exit with his eyes closed. By the time he was in the stairwell, the announcement that a patient had escaped had already reached his ears. Kevin did not let the noise get to him. He was almost there. Gripping the railing, he got off on floor seven: the psych ward.

Most of the people here had what Kevin thought of as perception issues. They saw things that weren’t really there. They heard things that weren’t really there. Kevin knew that his own lack of sight had landed him in the floor above the psych ward merely because he had something physically wrong with him. Now that he was a healthy man according to the doctors, he was going to have to start seeing the world as it was presented to him. But that world was strange and unfamiliar. As crazy as crazy could be.

Kevin walked out into the psych ward lobby, eyes open and wide, and declared he what he saw.

“Scary faces. Masks and devils. Fairies, too!”

The doctors and the nurses grabbed his arms. They did more tests. They got him a room with a bed and some pills to take. Kevin only opened his eyes when he heard their feet inside the room. He made up more things that he could not really see.

“What do we do?” Kevin heard the doctors and the nurses talk in the next room. “There’s nothing physically wrong with him, but he keeps having hallucinations. No medication seems to work. We can’t let him go now.”

“Maybe it’s better for everyone if he stay here a while longer. Under observation.”

Kevin smiled as he heard the steady thud-thud of the doctor and the squeak-squeak of the nurses’ shoes as they walked away. For the next couple weeks, Kevin hid amongst the other patients in the psych ward as the blind man who could see.

“How are you today, Kevin?” a new nurse asked.

“Good,” he answered. “I’ve been outside.”

“How nice! Bring me a flower?”

Kevin smiled. He leaned back in the chair, closed his eyes, and returned to the world he knew best. 



Evelyn Deshane's work has appeared in The Fieldstone Review, Hyacinth Noir, Black Treacle, and Iris New Fiction. She is the poetry editor for Prosaic Magazine and a regular contributor to Absynthe Magazine. She lives in Canada. Find her full list of publications and upcoming book information at: http://paintitback.tumblr.com/

227. Mega Shark vs, Giant Octopus - HEP - 74 - How to Yarn Bomb Your Wang Bush
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This week on the podcast Albert drags Tony back into the nightmare world of movies made by the Asylum and they discuss inaugural Mega Shark movie, Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus.

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228. Maniac Review - HEP - 73 - Never EVER Stop Beliebing
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On this episode the guys talk about Maniac. Tony gets excited about the Superbowl, and smokes his "bong" really really loudly. Albert whines about California liberals and laments the insanity surrounding Justin Bieber's arrest.

Also, there's a new drawing of the octoshark on the loose! Scroll to the bottom of this post and behold the awesome terror.

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Thanks to @mortemposts for this awesome new image of the octoshark. You can check out more of her horror themed artwork here. (She is also the one responsible for the awesome new podcast logo.)
Octoshark drawing from @Mortemposts


229. Banshee Chapter Review - HEP - 72 - Friends in High Places
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In this episode the guys discuss the horror film Banshee Chapter. Tony says "pandimensional" a lot. Albert discovers the best kids movie ever. Hop in your isolation tank and check it out.

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Timothy Leary

Isolation tank

Ergot poisoning 

230. Event Horizon Review - HEP - 71 - ...And then Laurence Fishburne Rides His Octoshark into the Colosseum
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In this episode Tony drags Al into his childhood once again with sci-fi horror flick Event Horizon. Then the guys discuss unlikely sequels and awesome remakes.

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Proposed Gladiator sequel
Titanic II (also Albert did a review of this.)
The Legend of Hercules
Hardcore History: Shield of the West (Dan Carlin on the Battle of Thermopylae)
Archer Season Five


battle ships in arena

231. Escape From Tomorrow Review - HEP - 70 - Robots Invade the Happiest Place on Earth
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 In this episode the guys discuss Escape from Tomorrow a movie filmed at Disneyland without permission. Later, Tony regales us with tales of living in a marijuana Mecca, and Albert is weirded out by robots.

Marijuana Overdoses Kill 37 in Colorado
Gum chewing robot
Golf club swinging robot
John Henry
Happy New Year, Charlie Brown!

232. The Year in Review - HEP - 69 - Pursued Through the Nyqil Nightmare of Life
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In this episode Al and Tony ring in the new year by remembering the old, and Al tells the story of the worst nightmare ever.


Links and Stuff:
"Pursuit" by Stephen Dobyns
SModcast #259: "The Walrus and the Carpenter"
The Wide Carnivorous Sky and other Monstrous Geographies by John Langan
Taylor Wilson: Teenage Nuclear Scientist (This guy's life sounds like a ripoff from the Tom Swift books.)
"Writing Resolution: 2014 and Beyond" by Chuck Wendig

233. Krampus: the Yule Lord Book Review - HEP - 68 - Mistletoe Spear, Kryptonite Paddle
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In this, the last episode of 2013, Al and Tony gush over Krampus: the Yule Lord. Tony tells the story of how this podcast almost didn't happen. Albert is mad about Man of Steel.

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234. Die Hard Revoew - HEP - 67 - There and [Spoilers Omitted] Again
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Description: Al and Tony surf the yule tide with a the greatest Christmas action movie of all time, Die Hard. Albert is foiled in his attempt to spoil The Hobbit for people who have managed to ignore it for over eighty years but now suddenly care for some reason and he is absolutely not still worked up about this at all. Also we answer a bunch of fan questions.
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Die Hard Game Sega Saturn / NES

235. HEP - Short Echoes 8 - Expecting by Donald Jacob Uitvlugt
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by Donald Jacob Uitvlugt

It didn't make no sense to me, but Momma said it made the birthing easier, so I did it anyway.

I was scared. It was my first time, and I wasn't married. People already talked about my family's strange ways. Then I started showing, and the gossip spread like ripples in a swamp.

"Let 'em talk," Momma said. "It don't make no difference. We'll have the last laugh on Judgment Day."

Easy for her to say. She didn't have to go to school. She didn't have to see the looks the other girls gave or hear them whispering behind her back. She didn't have to put up with the rude comments of the boys. Like I was some kind of whore.

KatieJo thought it was neat. She would. She wanted to talk about it all the time. "What's it like? I want one too, but papa would tan my hide if'n I don't finish school first. Does it kick yet? Will you let me feel it when it kicks?"

I tried to explain that it wasn't all roses. I told her about the morning sickness and the weird cravings and waking up each day feeling more like a bloated whale.

"It'd all be worth it, to bring a new life into the world."

I couldn't talk to KatieJo about how scared I was. There's this thing growin' inside me, getting ready to pop out. I did tell her what Momma said about eating clay.

"She has you eating dirt? Gross. Dirt has worms and parasites and all kinds of nasty things."

"It makes the morning sickness go away."

I didn't explain to KatieJo how Momma and me had gone out into the woods by moonlight. We said some prayers in the old language and then we dug down, past the regular dirt, past the worms and wriggling white grubs, down to a special clay. Momma and me dug it up with our bare hands. It glowed in the moonlight. She smeared some on my lips and then my belly. That was the first time I felt it move. I thought about the grubs and worms we had dug past.

I didn't tell KatieJo any of this, 'cause Momma asked me not to. But I did remind her that my Momma was a wise woman who had given birth several times.

"Be that as may be, you still wouldn't catch me eating dirt."

Yeah. And you're not the one expecting, are you.

The further along I got, the better the clay tasted to me. The bigger I got, the more I wanted it. I started carrying a bag of clay in my pocket so I could snack on it at school. I'd try to do it when I thought no one was looking, but I guess people saw anyway. They called me white trash and all kinds of things.

Momma said it didn't matter. They called her worst her first time. It still hurt. I'm not sure Momma cared. She was spending more and more time at church, getting ready for the delivery.

The next day at school I had the craving real bad. I reached my hand into my pocket when I felt a hand on my shoulder. It was Miss Spencer, the school nurse.

"Madison, I need to see you in my office."

Miss Spencer made me uncomfortable, but I was a good girl -- whatever the jealous trash at school said -- so I went. When we both sat down, I realized the nurse was as uncomfortable as I was.

"Madison... I think it's time we had a talk about your...condition..."

I didn't hear anything that required a response, so I didn't say anything. A queasy feeling hit my stomach really hard. I needed more clay soon. I rested a hand on my big belly while Miss Spencer went on.

"First, I want to applaud your decision to keep going to school. Your education is very important."

Momma said I wouldn't be in their school at all if the law didn't make me go. But she said it was best to obey the laws of men so people didn't come snooping around things that were none of their business. I learned the way the world really worked at church.

"But I have to wonder, dear, if you're seeing a doctor like you should be."

I felt movement inside me and cooed part of a song in the old language before I responded. "What do I need a doctor for, when I have my Momma to take care of me?"

"I just mean that you may need something more than just...folk remedies..."

I got exactly what Miss Spencer was saying then. She thought me and Momma were hicks who didn't know what we were doing.

"If I went to the doctor, what would he do?"

"Well..." Miss Spencer leaned forward. "He would want to examine you. And he'll probably put you on a supplement."

My belly wriggled. I don't know how she didn't notice. "What's a supplement?"

"It's a pill with vitamins and...minerals." Oh, the look on her face when she realized what she had just said. "Special minerals, formulated in a lab."

Pain shot through me. I took out a ball of clay and swallowed it. The movement in my belly settled a little. "So you want me to give up healthy and natural food and minerals for something somebody I don't even know made in a lab I ain't never seen?"

The nurse's nostrils flared. "I'm just trying to get you to do what's best for your baby."

I stood up to leave.

"Baby?" I pulled out a bit piece of clay, bit off some of it and grinned at Miss Spencer as I wolfed it down. "Whoever said I was having a baby?"

From under my clothes, a tentacle took the rest of the clay from my hand.


Donald Jacob Uitvlugt lives on neither coast of the United States, but mostly in a haunted memory palace of his own design. His short fiction has appeared in numerous print and online venues, including Necrotic Tissue and the Wily Writers podcast, as well as the anthologies Dying to Live and A Fistful of Horrors. He strives to write what he calls “haiku fiction” -- stories that are small in scope but big on impact. If you enjoyed “Expecting,” let him know at http://haikufiction.blogspot.com or @haikufictiondju.

236. Grabbers Review - HEP - 66 - Alcoholics Apocalypse
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This week Al and Tony get their drink on with Grabbers, the best people-getting-drunk-to-avoid-being-eaten-by-aliens movie you'll ever see. Albert is excited for Christmas and Godzilla. Tony mocks Florida's "cold" weather. Also, new original fiction!


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Deadpool movie on track (at least so says Ryan Reynolds. I am not holding my breath. I can only hold my breath for like, maybe a minute so...)

Krampus: the Yule Lord by Brom (What kind of pretentious weirdo goes around just calling himself Brom? And then the guy has the audacity to write a dark and moving reinterpretation of classic Christmas demigods populated with characters so real you feel like you know them better than you know yourself? Geez, what a poser.)




Disclaimer: While recording this episode Albert opened his big fat mouth about how you couldn't get classic Christmas specials online anywhere. In between then and the time of this episode's release Hulu posted A Charlie Brown Christmas for the sole purpose of making him look stupid. We are onto your shenanigans, Hulu; our vengance will be swift.

237. End of Watch Review - HEP - 65 - Unfounded Footage
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On this week's episode Al and Tony geek about not-quite-found-footage-film End of Watch. Tony talks about everyone's favourite mayor, Rob Ford. Al tries not to be a racist.


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238. HEP - 64 - Interview With Eric Luke
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Eric Luke, author of Interference, joins Albert and Tony and talks writing, careers, cool movies, old radio, and much more. Afterwords, Tony and Al get into Queequeg's coffin and talk about The Florida Man.

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Eric Luke's Homepage

Eric Luke's Twitter

MetaFour Productions

Dinosaur vs. the Potty

The Florida Man

Albert Berg: Slenderman

Kickstarter for Noble Beast Classics

César Sebastián

The Pequod by César Sebastián

239. The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle Review - HEP - 63 - One Fish, Two Fish, Butt Fish, Blue Fish
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This week Al and Tony discuss The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle. Later, Albert becomes a bit unhinged talking about retail and Black Friday.


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240. Rope Review - HEP - 62 - Don't Cut the Rope
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This week, the guys go way WAY back to the days when people who weren't hipsters wore cool hats to discuss Alfred Hitchcock's Rope.


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241. Interference Audiobook Review - HEP - 61 - Everyone is a Hipster in the Future
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This week, the guys review and discuss the incredible podcast audio book by Eric Luke, Interference. Then Albert gets amped up on caffeine and Tony talks about chewing tobacco trauma.


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Denver Zombie Crawl

The Walking DeadRope on YouTube

Interference by Eric Luke
X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Ender's Game

E-cigarette safety studies: No link here, because after some searching it appears that there are a number of conflicting studies about the safety of e-cigarettes. One oft-cited test found that e-cigarettes contained some amounts of carcinogens and other dangerous substances including a "chemical found in antifreeze". It should be noted that the main "chemical found in antifreeze" is alcohol which is a poison in the right formulation and dosage. As we mentioned in the show itself caffeine and nicotine are also technically-poisonous substances that many people partake of every day without apparent injury.

We're not qualified to make a judgement call on whether e-cigs are "safe" but we would caution against reading too much into statements which essentially boil down to "This product contains chemicals." (I'm glaring at you anti-vaccine activists).



242. Stakeland Review - HEP - 60 - Don't Go Stakin' My Heart
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This week Al and Tony trek through the vampire-ravaged world of Stakeland. Tony talked about stuff. Albert said something stupid. As he was writing this blog post Albert clumsily tried to cover up the fact that he had forgotten most of what was actually said when the podcast was recorded, but that failed, so he turned it into one of those pretentious self-referential jokes instead. Shenanigans.


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243. Pain and Gain Review - HEP - 59 - Bodybuilding Ninjas for Jesus
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This week the guys discuss the crime comedy Pain and Gain and wonder whether Michael Bay may yet have hidden depths. Later the guys discuss the surprising benefits of flatworms, and Tony has never heard of Dave Barry.


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Creationism debate Reddit thread (Al thinks this is fake, but has no proof.)

Salvador Dali's Ocelot


244. Troll Hunter Review - HEP - 58 - Don't Touch the Red Button
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In this episode Tony and Al uncover the truth the Norwegian Tourism Ministry doesn't want you to know as they review the groundbreaking documentary Troll Hunter. Later, they discuss the freaky future of 3d printing, and weigh the benefits and drawbacks of crass commercialism.





Probapumpkins Pumpkins by Joseph Devon


*I know right? Can you imagine how the conversation with the investors went? I can't. "You want to make a musical about Spiderman called Turn Off the Dark? Sure, here's 65 million dollars," is not something I can imagine anyone saying ever. Yet another piece of evidence that you're living in an illusion. We've tried to tell you. Frankly I don't know how we can make it any clearer. Wake up.

245. Night Watch Review - HEP - 57 - The Night that the Lights Went Out in Moscow
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This week the guys dig into the manic cinematic world of Night Watch, a Russian film that mashes up...well pretty much everything, honestly. Then, Tony talks about his recent experiences with hypnotherapy, and freaks Albert out in the process.

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The Road

246. Terminator 2 Review - HEP - 56 - No Fate But What We Retcon
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In this episode of the Human Echoes Podcast, Tony and Al wrap up Time Travel Month with a look back at arguably the greatest action movie of all time, Terminator 2. Later, the guys talk about how various types of media are dealing with the shift to the world of digital content distribution, and Tony convinces Albert that Michael Bay might have finally made a good movie.








247. The Time Traveler's Wife - HEP - 55 - Gunning for Time Travelers
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On this episode Al and Tony ruminate on the film adaptation of The Time Traveler's Wife. Tony envisions an entirely disproportionate revenge for the man who smashed up his car; the guys geek out about guns.


Spoilers for the book version of The Time Travler's Wife: In their discussion of the movie, the guys suggested a number of ways in which the story did not go far enough in exploring the specifics of time travel element. Upon further research, it appears that nearly EVERYTHING they discussed, including the teleporting fetus, were covered in the book.



Samuel L. Jackson on Talking Bad

248. Los Cronocrímenes (Timecrimes) Review - HEP - 54- The Dark Side of Dinosaurs
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This week, Time Travel Month continues as the guys dig up a little known Spanish film, Los Cronocrímenes (Timecrimes). Tony recounts his firsthand experience with the Colorado floods. Albert has crazy fan theories about Dinosaur Train.





Video of the flood in Colorado

Children of Sorrow Trailer

Zach Braff Kickstarter

Free Edgar 2013 shirt

Achievment Hunter Minecraft Lets Play's


249. HEP - Short Echoes 7 - Zombies Have No Respect For Plumbing by Tony Southcotte
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Zombies Have No Respect for Plumbing 

by Tony Southcotte

Zombies have no respect for plumbing. They don’t

teach you that when you fill out the paperwork for your

apprentice license. 

Since the plague slowed down, people didn’t see the

need to finish off their family members. You just pay a

wrangler to tie them up, slap a rubber ball in the mouth,

and send them home. They may want to tussle with you every

once in a while, but for the most part they just sit there.

People hold on to some hope for a cure, but I know better.

Christ could raise Lazarus, but Lord knows he wouldn’t try

to bring a pork chop back to life.

I used to just pull hair out of drains. Use a snake or

some other such tool to drag natted balls of bath grime and

shaving leave-ins out of bathtubs.

This brings me to my current predicament. Standing in

the shower of some blue haired granny who just couldn’t say

goodbye to her oaf of a husband. I saw him walkin’ in, that

festering pile of meat. The red ball in his mouth would

have made him look like a pig on a spit, that is, if he

still had any natural color left in him.

She called to tell me her drain was backing up; that

a horrible smell and rusty colored substance was coming

through. I figured it was a sewage back up. Not my favorite

call, but you can gouge these people and they have to pay

Unfortunately for me, it wasn’t sewage.

When I start pullin’ the snake back, the white chunks

start dropping off the cable, little flaps of raw skin.

At this stage, it starts to fall off like a bad sunburn, 

only meatier. The smell hits me and I want to double over.

At least if the worst happens I am in a bathroom and can

easily find the can.

“Ma’am, do you know anything about this?” I ask,

pointing at the muck, retching under the stench. I’m pretty

sure more than a couple teeth are in the mess now.

“Oh dear. Why don’t you plumbers make these drains

good enough?”

“Well, we don’t expect you to push the cherished

remains of your dead husband down the drain.”

“But he needs his shower, his hygiene was never in

order, even before his accident. I just pushed it down with

my toes.”

Now, I normally don’t take kindly to this sort of

viscera, or the type of person who puts up with it, but

something struck me in that moment. Its brilliance was so

simple, but the idea that would revolutionize the in home

zombie phenomenon and plumbing as we know it. “Miss, would

you like me to install a garbage disposal in here?”

“Can you do that?”

Yes. Yes I can.

250. Twelve Monkeys Review - HEP - 53 - The Twelve Red Herrings of Christmas
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This week Al and Tony kick off Time Travel Month with Terry Gilliam's Kafkaesque sci-fi masterpiece Twelve Monkeys. Later they discuss the potential perils of CEO worship in American business, and wonder is Edison might have been onto something with D.C. power after all.






251. HEP - Short Echoes 6 - Suspension by Caleb Newell and Hannah-Elizabeth Thompson
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Sometimes it looked like we were dancing.

There was nothing for us to hear, we could not verbally communicate anything. And so we 

watched each other. We watched each other dance. The slow motion twirls and spins. We

found we couldn't speed up to reach anyone else, our only means of communication being

found in glimpses when we managed to catch eye contact when our spinning matched up just


The planet below became the center of my vision. I closed my eyes for this. I always do. It lasts 

for about an hour, until the blackness of space comes into view again. I sometimes imagine that 

the planet below is one I've never seen before. That it's inhabitants did not send me and my 

kind into the depths of space.

Suspended in the shadow of the planet. Freezing. But even the burning of the veins of ice 

creeping beneath my skin was relief compared to the hell that met us under the hateful glare of

the sun.

Leo was nearest to me, perhaps twenty feet away. He was still in his suit from the job he had 

on the planet below. Possibly the least violent of any of us, Leo had created an extraordinarily 

stable life with the mortals. He had even convinced one of them that he had feelings for her.

Finishing off the picture. Past him were the others. Veronica, Leland and Tobias. The mortals

had sent out a larger group of us before, much larger. Perhaps ten thousand. We had managed, 

using pure luck, to avoid their advanced detection methods. The world had calmed until groups 

of citizens, conspiracy theorists, convinced that their neighbors and co-workers and mothers-inlaw were our kind, started using homemade versions of the methods used by each government. 

It was the mist that did it.

The garlic mist.

Some of them flew little remote controlled planes around town, spewing the stuff into the air.

This was effective enough to get one of us when it went out of range of the owner’s controller 

and began dropping low near a crosswalk. It was close enough for her skin and eyes to react - 

enough for the people around her to know.

As for the others, they caught us by leaving the stuff everywhere. The entrance of every grocery 

store and coffeehouse. Doorknobs of houses and clothing hangers in department stores. No 

one was happy about the stench that eventually built, but after they got Veronica, the complaints 

fell silent out of fear and curiosity.

The mortals couldn't kill us, they couldn't trust us, they couldn't throw us in a cage somewhere; 

we'd be meat taking up space many places couldn't afford. 

And so they sent us into space.

The first group was sent in a few pod-like things. Just stuffed in, really to the brim. One of them 

was kept on earth, to supposedly be sliced and diced. Good luck to them - they’ll never break 

his skin.

Later on, they decided that even the pods were too merciful, since they protected us from the

harsh vacuum of space. They designed small ships that were designed to disintegrate in the

later stages of its flight through the atmosphere, leaving us exposed as we are now. To the void 

outside that made the pressure of every pulse agonizing. That made it impossible to breathe. 

That left us with no insulation from the biting cold. And no protection from the sun.

That horrible burning star. And so our immortality becomes our greatest curse.

I would give anything to breathe again. To feel air in my lungs. Wind. Solid ground under my 

feet. Anything. Anything but this freezing void.

I feel a heat at my back as my dead eyes are still fixed on the planet. This isn’t normal; the sun 

won’t find us for another hour. An impact. Solid, excruciating, but not enough to break me. It 

sends me spinning out of control, but I catch a glimpse of the culprit: a small meteor. I watch 

it falling, a fiery tail growing behind it, the rock slowly grinding away as the atmosphere tears 

it apart. Eventually it disintegrates completely. Only then to I realize that I was not watching it 

descend below me.

I had been falling next to it. It had sent me on a path back to the planet’s surface.

I start to feel warm. The ice in my veins is thawing as the friction of the atmosphere tries to 

break me apart as it did the meteor. Tries, and fails. I will not die. I will survive the fall. There is 

so much to do on the surface. They will be made to regret what they did to us.

Finally, I will have my revenge. I will bleed them dry.

252. Man on Fire - HEP - 52 - On Vengeance and Vampires
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In this, the fifty-second episode of the Human  Echoes Podcast, Tony and Al pay off a long-running joke and review Man on Fire (Albert felt cheated by this title as Denzel Washington is not immolated by the end of the film). Also featured in this title is the wonderful story "Suspension" that won the Vampires in Space flash fiction contest.




[Retraction: Tony stated during the discussion of Tony Scott's suicide but, according to the coroners official report Tony Scott had no such illness at the time of his death.]

253. Frankenstein's Army Review - HEP - 51 - Three Words: Wait for It
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This week, Al and Tony do battle with found-footage zombie diesel-punk cyborg war film Frankenstein's Army. Then, Tony holds up his boombox and it is awesome.





254. Mud Review - HEP - 50 - Brown Water, Blue Balls
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This week, the guys follow the river on down Arkansas way and see if this Mud movie is all its cracked up to be. They discuss the importance of a complete breakfast; Albert thinks about moving to Colorado.

255. Bait Review - HEP - 49 - This Podcast is Waterproof
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In this week's episode, Al and Tony go fishing with Bait, a surprisingly good movie about a shark loose in a supermarket (yes, you did just read that correctly.) They also dig into tales of the great men of history and the great women who made their conquests possible; Tony catches Albert doing his sexy lady voice.





Links to Things:

Clarkesworld Podcast (with Kate Baker!)

The Story of Oriental Philosophy

Hernando Cortez

In Brightest Africa: the autobiography of Carl Ethan Akely (this file contains some tpyos and formatting issues due to being a scanned work, but it's still totally worth your trouble.)

For Delia (Carl's first wife) Akeley's perspective you might also enjoy a book she wrote about her exploits in Africa called Jungle Portraits.

Beyond Dinocalypse by Chuck Wendig


(Correction: Albert was wrong about Cortez dying on some conquest or other. He died in Spain of pleurisy. Albert's version of it is better though.)


256. Stoker Review - HEP - 48 - The Ozymandias Connection
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In this episode Al and Tony geek out about the first English-language film from Korean director Chan-wook Park, Stoker. Later they talk about the wonder of old graveyards, and get hyped up for the final season of Breaking Bad.






Ozymandias Breaking Bad trailer

500 Days of Summer

Oldboy remake

I Saw the Devil

Old Bald Mountain Cemetery

Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Letters for Zachary Dear Zachary


Failed author AMA

257. Evil Dead Remake Review - HEP - 47 - Frankenstein's Apocalypse
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This week its a gore-fest as the guys discuss the Evil Dead remake, chainsaw deaths, and the proper handling of ancient books of forbidden knowledge. Tony checks out the SCP Foundation; Albert screams a lot; dinosaurs continue to be awesome.






SCP Foundation

I Am a Toaster

Hard Core History

Frankenstein's Army

I, Frankenstein



T-Rex found with soft tissue

The Spellman Files: The Last Word

WWI who stopped sleeping after being shot in the head.


Retraction: Albert got his facts wrong when talking about Eragon in this episode. It was Carl Hiassen who "discovered" Christopher Paolini, not Orson Scott Card.

258. Oldboy Review - HEP - 46 - On Revengence
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On this week's show Al and Tony break down the bizarre South Korean revenge movie Oldboy. They also break down the new 3D printing boom, and seek out the connections between Napoleon Dynamite and The Prestige. Stay tuned after the sponsors for a nerd out on the film Pacific Rim.





3D printed space stations

Robotic hand that can feel

Napoleon Dynamite tether ball incident

Oldboy hallway scene


259. TDS Thoughts - 1 - Alone
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I want you to imagine that we are alone.

That on the biological spaceship we call earth, we drift through the void as a ship would upon quiet seas. On all horizons, there are no shores to be seen. In the deepest night, only the stars shine to share the lonely burden.

In our own sea, the solar system, we have found isles, but no refuge. Some planets seem suitable at a distance, but are toxic underfoot. Others, volcanic and turbulent, devoid of life. Some are even devoid of surface.

So we look outward, out to that currently insurmountable ocean. Centauri beckons. A mere 4.27 light years. An instant to the cosmic scale, or 165,000 years in our most advanced space vehicle. There is a chance of an exoplanet here. A planet that humans could call home. A place where the skies are blue and the soil rich. Where the only major difference is that the familiar night sky gives way to new stars and constellations. Where our own home star is just a glinting mote in a crystalline sky.

But only a chance.

What if we reach this world and still find ourselves as the only intelligent being in the universe? Do we look outward to our galaxy? There are an estimated 10 billion earth like planets in The Milky Way. Are we so lucky that only Earth had the chemical composition to spawn life? That we are 1 in 10 billion? Do we push this further and consider the quintillions of star systems in the known universe?

Is it empty?

Are we alone?

Are we the only instance of the biological epoch? Are we the only sets of atoms that are even aware of atoms?

Our vessel drifts through infinite black, embraced only by the mass of a finite thrashing from the basest elements in our star.

Yet we are one of billions in our own cosmic neighborhood. One of billions of trillions on far off shores in galaxies further than comprehension. Less than a single grain of sand in a great desert, or a piece of spittle falling into an ocean.

Does this make us more important? Or less? Are we simply a temporary anomaly so far beset in the depths of the void that it will never matter, or are we the only matter that matters because we understand ourselves to be matter? Or is our consciousness just the conduit for our delusions of grandeur?

Is it blind arrogance to think that with all that is, only we exist to understand it? That our one rock is somehow the center of all. That we do not share this common cosmos with a single other microbe or form of life, except for what is on our little blue ball. That an entire universe is dead except for us, who are to this planet little more than bacteria.

It cannot yet be said for certain, but smart money disagrees. Life thrives in every nook and cranny on this world, often in places said to be near impossible. If we can go 1 for 8 plus a Plutoid on our own block, then what’s to say that the same vitality doesn’t grip the rest of the universe? Even if the odds are 1 in 100, 1 in 10,000, hell, one in 10 billion for a heavenly body to contain life, that still makes for a staggering amount over the course of an entire universe.

Do I believe we are alone? Not a chance.

260. Dark Days Documentary Review - HEP - 45 - Dude, it's Like, Medical
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In this episode, Al and Tony dig into the documentary Dark Days, and discuss the manifold problems of homelessness, and tenacity of the human spirit. They also discuss medical nonsense and Albert is outed as a Sharknado hipster.



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Texas legislature bans tampons

Pacific Rim


"The Wreck of the Charles Dexter Ward"

261. Albert vs. Movies - 1 - House Hunting
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Albert flies it solo suffering his way through the real-estate themed horror film House Hunting with a full-length commentary. Check out the movie on Netflix and watch along he encounters monsters with goofy hats, annoying antagonists, and a twist ending that makes not the slightest bit of sense.

262. HEP - 44 - Author Interview With Ellie Anne
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This week, the guys chat with awesome author Ellie Anne about writing, trans-media, and her new steam-punk fantasy novel, The Silver Sickle. Later in the show we dig into the strengths and weaknesses of World War Z (warning: spoilers).


Podcast RSS


The Silver Sickle by Ellie Anne

Film Crit Hulk

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

Breaking Steele Aaron Patterson

J. C Hutchins


Sundown: White Birch [also on Google Play]

Steampunk Holmes

263. HEP - Short Echoes 5 - Hard Time by B.T. Joy
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A Ghost In Time 
by B.T. Joy
He closes his eyes. The light flashes. 
Somewhere west. Wyoming. Montana. Little Hallmark across the street. Hanging lilacs. Next door along. A picture house showing the matinees. His eyes, getting old, can’t see the listings. 
May as well cross. Look what’s on. Halfway over. An Asian guy in an immaculate suit passes. He feels the familiar repulsive burn of electric between them. The Asian guy thinks they’ve brushed bodies and makes something of it. 
“Hey fella! Watch where you’re going, huh!?”
He doesn’t respond. 
You’re wondering how he can be so calm? It wasn’t always that way. Not always that way at all. 
His shuddering feet reach the other curb like tiny boats coming into shore and he shuffles to the doors of the picture house. He doesn’t have time to watch the movies. He’ll never have time to watch a full movie again. But sometimes he likes to read the advertisements. 
Schindler’s List. Jurassic Park. Sleepless in Seattle.
Must be the early 90s now. Christ the world was getting old. 
He closes his eyes. The light flashes. 
Sidewalk bench. Sitting. Early morning and no folk around. The Deep South by the look of the trees all shining in the muggy wind and the French Colonial facades, blue and peach, that line the good-sides of the streets like Hollywood sets of pinewood and plaster. 1970, by the cars.  
But what were you asking? Oh, yes, so calm. 
He wasn’t always so calm. It wasn’t always that way. For the first ten years he’d run around from place to place- from time to time- like a devil on speed. Trying to grab at people. Shouting. Screaming his name. Saying he was lost and he wanted to go home now. 
Nothing ever changed. He couldn’t make anything change at any rate.   
Nothing ever stayed the same long enough for anyone to understand. 
He looks down at his hands. Resting on his legs that rest on that little sky-blue bench in Louisiana or Mississippi; or wherever the fuck he is. Old hands. With delves deep as canyons and the little lilac rivers of veins rushing everywhere; eroding the skin. 
So old. Getting so... so... old. 
He closes his eyes. The light flashes.
Chase Field. On the grass. Fuck. Chase Field again. On the grass. Strewn with shirtless bodies, old and young. Brown porpoises lolling in the Phoenix summer. Pittsburg Pirates win. Arizona Diamondbacks lose. Ten runs to three. 
He sits on the wall. The lawn is emptying. Gingham. Striped. Checker. Tartan. Calico. White. The blankets are being skinned from the lawn. Folded between semi-naked bodies glossed with sweat. The grass is littered with cartons and discarded chili-dogs. The march is being played. 
Not again. Not again with the fucking march. Must times be recycled. Isn’t it bad enough. Isn’t it torture enough. Isn’t it hell enough. 
The march. The march. The triumphant peppy march. Pittsburg Pirates win. Arizona Diamondbacks lose. Ten runs to three.
The people are swarming like a chain of coffee-coloured ants. They bear insufferably close. The repulsive electric stabs at him. A thousand stinging tentacles. 
He falls off the wall and wails when he hits the earth. Mothers pull their children into shawls of towels and blankets. 
“Just a drunk.” They whisper to each other. 
From the flat of his back he stares up at the painful Arizona sun. 
He closes his eyes. The light flashes.
Dark place. Perhaps by the sea. Because he can hear it lolling on the shore. Cooler night. Still on his back. Faint wisps of air up there. In all that blackness. Faint green. Radiation green. Perhaps it’s thicker than it looks because there are no stars. 
But the sea. The sea out there. In the dark. Still lolling on the shore. 
What were you asking? 
Calm now. Calm now. Like the sea. Like the sea. Out there. In the dark. Still lolling on the shore. 
Not always like this. Not at all always like this. Ran frantic once. Devil on speed. Grab people. Shout. Scream name. 
Lost. Lost. Lost.  
Want to go home!  
Want to go home!
Sea now. Dark. Lolling on shore. 
What were you asking? 
Does he remember? 
Of course he remembers. 
Who could forget? Done with her. Blood on privates. Hers. His. Jimmy’s. Jimmy’s knife. Pulled it out. No. Put it back. Pulled it out. More blood. Throat this time. Not from below. Not from where they’d forced themselves inside. 
Throat this time. Welling up. Red. Like the sea. In the dark. Lolling on the shore. Tongue lolling. On the grass. Sea on the shore. Tongue on the grass. Lolling. Lolling. 
He closes his eyes. The light flashes.
Chase Field. On the grass. Fuck. Chase Field again. On the grass. Old and young. Brown porpoises. Lolling. Lolling. Lolling. Pittsburg Pirates win. Arizona Diamondbacks lose. Ten runs to three. 
He sits on the wall. Gingham. Striped. Checker. Tartan. Calico. White. Red. Like the sea. Welling up. Lolling. Lolling. Blankets. Skinned from the lawn. Not again. Not again. Fucking march. Recycled. Bad enough. Torture enough. Hell enough. 
The march. The march. Pittsburg Pirates. Arizona Diamondbacks. Ten runs to three.
Swarming ants. Insufferably close. The repulsive electric.
He falls. 
Mothers pull children. 
“Just a drunk.”
“Just a drunk.”  
  Painful Arizona sun.
He closes his eyes. The light flashes. 
No. No. 
Interstate 44. Lebanon. Missouri. June 14th. Cover of cypress trees. Old Harley store closed for business. Almost transparent moon. Dark clouds and gold-dust of dawn. 
No. No. No.  
He looks to the trees. To the murmuring sounds not leaves but men are making under the anonymity of shade. No. Old now. Weak now. No. 
In the dark a hand. His hand. Her mouth. His jeans. Her blood. Jimmy puts back his cock. Pulls out his knife. 
She dies. And here, they didn’t know, they knew too well, folk are placed in pods of iron; and fed to eternity. 
He closes is eyes. The light flashes. 

264. Rubber Review - HEP - 43 - The Secret Society of Forgotten Arts
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In this episode Tony and Al take a ride with Rubber, a movie about a cold-hearted serial killer named Robert who goes around exploding people's heads with his psychokinetic powers; also he is a tire. Later the joys of bad movies are extolled, and the tragic wonder of technological progress is examined.



Atantic Rim

Phil Hornshaw 

So You Created a Wormhole

Upstream Color

Joyland by Stephen King

Linotype: the Film

John Titor

David Icke

Bohemian Grove

Coral Castle

Bishop Castle


"Linotype: The Film" Official Trailer from Linotype: The Film on Vimeo.

265. House of Leaves Book Review - HEP - 42 - Sleepless in Sector ZZ9 Plural Z Alpha
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This week the guys wander the ash-grey labyrinthine hallways of House of Leaves. They discuss men of steel and iron. Tony is sleep deprived; Albert is just stupid.







Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang

House of Leaves Annotated (Albert thinks he remembers this being a thing, but can no longer locate it. Here is some other fan obsession in its place.)

The Tall Man


Kick Ass 2

That story about Nick Cage Jim Carrey pulling his support for Kick Ass 2.

Pomodoro Technique

Habit RPG



A fun fact: the word pomodoro mean's "tomato" in Italian, because the original kitchen timer used for the technique was shaped like a tomato.

266. Mama Review - HEP - 41 - Your MOM is a Bad CGI Effect
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This week Al and Tony are Mama's boys as they talk about the new horror film produced by Guillermo del Toro and directed by some guy you've never heard of (That's bound to be a good sign, right?). They sink their teeth into the effectiveness of various horror tropes and take a shortcut through the land of memes. Also, Javier Botet is freakin' scary looking.





Achievement Hunter Let's Plays

Red vs. Blue

Hold Your Breath

The Devil's Backbone

Andy Serkis

Javier Botet

Marble Hornets Entry #72

Confession Bear Meme

Slender Man meme


Next week we'll be veering into the literary world to talk about the work of heartbreaking genius that is House of Leaves.



267. Game of Thrones Season 3 Spoilercast! - HEP - SPOILERCAST 1
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In this special edition of the podcast, Al and Tony spoil the everloving crap out of Game of Thrones. You've been warned. Catch up with the show first. There may be some other subtle spoilers from further in the series, but no major details.

268. Marble Hornets Review - HEP - 40 - Sympathy for the Slenderman
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This week the guys check out the viral web series Marble Hornets, and enter a terrifying world where the Slenderman photo-bombs every home movie ever. Later they discuss the competing values of privacy and security and Al complains about not nearly enough nukes going off.


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Links to Things:


Dan Carlin

Vice nuke documentary

Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson

The Silver Sickle by Ellie Anne

Pontypool (movie)

Pontypool Changes Everything by Tony Burgess

House Hunting

Sympathy for the Slenderman

269. VHS Review - HEP - 39 - And They Lived Harpily Ever After
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This week the guys dig into retro found-footage short film anthology V/H/S. Also discussed: MMA fighters with exploded toes; MMA fighters with no limbs at all; GMOs are complicated; charity is good.





Kyle Maynard: aka the no arms no legs wrestling guy.

Marble Hornets

"Take This Lolipop"

Under the Empyrean Sky

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Common Sense Podcast



A clarification: we talk about Bill Gates being involved with developing GMOs for the third world. We talked about Monsanto's questionable business practices. What we did not discuss (because we were not aware of it at the time) was the fact that Bill Gates's foundation is working with Monsanto to develop these improved crops. To quote the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy completely out of context, "This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move." On the whole me maintain that trying to help keep people from starving to death is a good idea, and will leave off criticizing too harshly those who are doing far more than us in trying to make a difference.



270. The Seven Psychopaths Review - HEP - 38 - Coin-Operated Robot Cowboys
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This week Al and Tony go up against The Seven Psycopaths. Tony reveals his love of coin collecting. Albert is still excited about giant robots. Game of Thrones hijacks the podcast.


Download it here.



War nickles

Django (1966)


Atlantic Rim

Transformers Prime

Battlestar Galactica


271. HEP - Short Echoes 4 - Common Use by Jay Wilburn
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Common Use

by Jay Wilburn

“I don’t understand why we are here.”

The older gentleman in the driver’s seat adjusted his fedora and scanned through the pages of his ledger. “If you understood, you wouldn’t be riding along to learn, would you now, compatriot.”

The younger man in the passenger’s seat peered through the windshield of the parked car at the battered, silver trailer. He saw the eclectic, folk art around the grassless lawn and a windmill that appeared nonfunctional in the desert wind.

“We are eliminating obsolete words for the next edition. Is the fellow that lives in this domicile an expert on lexicon?”

The driver closed his ledger and placed it on the broiling dashboard. “He’s a hold out, a hold over.”

“I don’t understand, sir.”

“You are quite the ingénue, ain’t ya?”

The young man wiped at the sweat gathering in his collar. “We learn through inquiry, sir. I’ll wait in silence if that serves you better.”

“Touché, son, touché,” the elder leaned back and blinked the sweat out of his eyes. “Every year we have new entries for the dictionary. Changes in technology and ridiculous slang have to be added to sell the print editions and now online searches powered by commercial ads. Did you ever think the dictionary would be subject to commercials?”

“Never could have imagined, sir,” the younger man looked out his side window.

He saw a dusty bus parked at the edge of the property. It had an open top and sides with benches that crossed all the way over with no center aisle. He wondered if that would be cooler in the desert than sitting in the parked car. He also wondered what a tour bus ride through open desert would reveal.

“Me either. Me either,” the older man continued, “Also, self-important authors take it upon themselves to bastardize the language and invent new words where old classics would do their tripe works just fine. Every writer now thinks he is Poe, Shakespeare, or Winfrey and the English language is their playground.”

The younger man noticed a small plane behind the trailer. Sand had blown across the short runway. The craft did not appear airworthy.

The older man held out his hands in front of him over the steering wheel. “We have more words, but no extra money, so arcane words must be quietly eliminated.”

“Yes, sir, I understand our job,” the young man undid two buttons on his dress shirt and loosened his tie. “Why are we not back in the office instead of out here at a hermit’s trailer.”

“Well, then, I guess you do not understand the job at all,” the older man countered.

He reached back over the seat and brought an older edition of the company’s print through open desert would reveal.

“Me either. Me either,” the older man continued, “Also, self-important authors take it upon themselves to bastardize the language and invent new words where old classics would do their tripe works just fine. Every writer now thinks he is Poe, Shakespeare, or Winfrey and the English language is their playground.”

The younger man noticed a small plane behind the trailer. Sand had blown across the short runway. The craft did not appear airworthy.

The older man held out his hands in front of him over the steering wheel. “We have more words, but no extra money, so arcane words must be quietly eliminated.”

“Yes, sir, I understand our job,” the young man undid two buttons on his dress shirt and loosened his tie. “Why are we not back in the office instead of out here at a hermit’s trailer.”

“Well, then, I guess you do not understand the job at all,” the older man countered.

He reached back over the seat and brought an older edition of the company’s print quietly push them out of the lexicon.”

“Like what, sir?”

“He is the last one in America calling his airstrip an aerodrome and he calls that eye sore bus a charabanc. Both words are on the block this year and we need him to let go.”

The younger man squinted and started to speak, but his elder continued after a breath.

“Not so immediate, but as a bonus, he calls his blog The Brabble and refers to his mental health treatment as alienism. So here we are.”

The older man opened the cover of the dictionary. It was hollowed out in the middle. He handed the roll of duct tape to his younger partner. He lifted out the clippers and trench knife for himself.

“Sir, what the hell?”

“We have to obtain his tongue for the company before we deal with the body. Have the tape ready as soon as I have it. Your first time will be easier out here in the desert.”

“I can’t do this. I won’t.”

“Son, if you are not useful, you are obsolete. You can start walking now and make me do this myself, but I will catch up to you. The company sent you out here for your first time for that reason too. What will it be?”

“Is this necessary?”

“Dictionaries are serious business. Leave the tape on the hood, if you decide to run.”

The older man removed the keys from the ignition and stepped out of the car. The younger man looked down at the space in the false volume. He looked back through the windshield where the older man knocked on the door to the trailer. He held his hat in place against the wind. The door opened slightly and he threw his weight into it disappearing inside. The fedora tumbled off his head and bounded across the sandy lot.

     The younger man exhaled as he made his decision. He lifted the roll of tape and opened his door.


Jay Wilburn lives with his wife and two sons in beautiful Conway, South Carolina by day and writes horror by night. He has not set aside time for sleep yet, but he is hoping to add it in the near future.

Jay Wilburn is featured in THE BEST HORROR OF THE YEAR vol 5 with editor Ellen Datlow.

Jay Wilburn is a featured author with Hazardous Press at the 2013 World Horror Convention in New Orleans June 13-16. He is also a panelist on THE RULES OF GENRE WRITING at this convention.

Jay Wilburn is a faetured author on the Dark and Bookish authors tour and documentary.

His debut novel, Loose Ends, was published with Hazardous Press. Time Eaters is his new novel coming in November of 2013

Check out his website here

Follow him on Twitter here.

272. Upstream Color Review - HEP - 37 - Jumping the Vampire Space Shark...IN SPACE!
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This week the guys stand on the banks of Upstream Color and peer into it's murky depths. Albert gushes about Hemlock Grove. Tony solves the mystery of the Greys. (Seriously, it's like the best explanation for "alien" visitation you've ever heard.)


Download the intergalactic wonder now!



Hemlock Grove

Space Vampire (CYOA)

Warhammer 40k: Necrons

Blindsight by Peter Watts

The largest object in the universe

The Mythical Show

A Poetry Show

@sherlockmadam (Hannah Elizabeth)


273. Primer Review - HEP - 36 - The Adventures of Jack Churchill in the Fourth Dimension
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This week the guys dissect the heady time travel movie Primer, and discuss the upside of adventure. Also, Albert is squicked out by transvestites and fleshlights.




Links to Stuff we talked about:

Jack Churchill

Pigin English

The Primer Universe

The Crowbar Bandit

Birth of Nation


The Unending Mystery

Miracle Jones

Miracle Laurie

xkcd Primer chart


274. The Orphanage Review - HEP - 35 - Let's Kill Judas
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In this week's episode, Al and Tony walk the haunted halls of The Orphanage and meet some ghosts that aren't completely stupid. They also talk about Minecraft factory farming, new movies, and the strangeness of geophagy.




Some Links:

Next week we talk about Primer (available on Netflix). Don't miss it!

275. HEP - Short Echoes 3 - Unmeaning by Rebecca L. Brown
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By Rebecca L. Brown

They crawled before his eyes, those centipedes of syllables. He’d gathered them up one sentence at a time and tried to tame them. Tried to teach them how to dance. To punctuate the bareness of a blank page with elaborate linguistic ballet.

Too many parts. Too many nuances of meaning. In each syllable, a palimpsest. All the dirty little sounds - they shared them. Swapped them. Meaning and unmeaning like an ugly Summer morning. Like a mind so full of meanings that they blur. They shifted. Slipped out from the edges of the pages when he wasn't looking. Slipped into his dreams - a linguist’s dreams - and burned their meanings in the darkened corners of his mind ‘til morning.

A word can cut you if you let it. Let them cut or cut them first. Engrave them with new meaning or allow them to define - and you the definition of a fool.

No. He would not be made a fool of.

He’d pinned them to their pages, then, all broken-backed - loose-lettered and unlovely. His pen a scalpel blade, he cut away the silent letters first. Double letters next. A lexicographic massacre - cut deep enough and all that’s left is meaning and the truth inside.

Confetti pages fell like fresh, unwritten snow.

He laughed - is laughter just a sound and not a word? Just sound without a meaning? He laughed until his cheek bones ached and words were nothing but the shadow of forgotten meanings.


Rebecca L. Brown is a British writer based in Cardiff, South Wales where she lives with her partner and assorted menagerie. She wanders through various genres (including horror, sci-fi, romance, humour and fantasy), forgets where she was supposed to be going and gets horribly lost on a regular basis.

Rebecca has a first class BA in Archaeology and a keen interest in languages, mythology and science. Her friends regularly discourage her from talking about fractals because things are better that way. Rebecca’s hobbies include martial arts, drawing, baking, weightlifting, leatherworking and music. She has also been known to knit an occasional fish.

For further information, or to contact Rebecca with writing briefs, interview requests etc., you can get in touch with Rebecca atrebeccalbrown@hotmail.co.uk or by visiting her Facebook page.

276. Alice Review - HEP - 34 - The Jabberwock and other Monsters
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This week the guys try to open the stuck drawers of Jan Svanmajer's Alice. Then they bash Tim Burton, muse on the greatest monsters of history, and announce the winner of the Hacking the Time Machine flash fiction contest.





Alice's Adventures in Wonderland


Through the Looking Glass and what Alice Found There

The Walrus and the Carpenter




H. H. Holmes

Elizabeth Báthory

Rebecca L. Brown

277. Life of Pi Review - HEP - 33 - Rabbits and Tigers and Bigfoot - Oh My!.mp3
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This week the guys are set adrift with the gorgeous film of survival and spiritual discovery, Life of Pi and must appease it with bioluminescent wheels and bigfoot sightings. Also, vicious rabbits beat up on poor defenseless snakes.


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Hillarious reviews of How to Avoid Huge Ships

Matt Forbeck


Albert's review of/Jasper Fforde fanfiction story about Carpathia.


Harcore History

Marine Lightwheels

Rabbit vs. Snake


Next week we'll be talking about the surrealist masterpiece by Jan Svankmajer, Alice.


278. Probability Angels Author Joseph Devon Interview - HEP - 32 - It's Pronounced "Devon"
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The week Tony and Al yak a spell with Joseph Devon, the amazing author behind the amazing books, Probability Angels and Persistent Illusions. The guys talk about writing, stories, and weird animals. Tony is snowed in. Albert buys a mini van.


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The Wire


Jon Benjamin Has a Van

Miracle Jones

Bill Oberst Jr.

The Something Store

Double Slit Experiment

The Mantis Shrimp

Start Your Novel


279. The Frighteners Review - HEP - 31 - Don't Fear the CGI Reaper
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This week, the guys take a look at The Frighteners, and try to figure out how Peter Jackson went from this to making Lord of the Rings; Albert espouses the greatness of Total Failure.







Evil Dead

Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made

Double Dead

Jack the Giant Killer

280. Sinister Review - HEP - 30 - Mr. Boogie's 24hr Film Supply Store
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This week we travel to a curious parallel universe lighting takes the place of logic, and obscure Babylonian deities try to make good on that warehouse full of Super 8 film they bought back in the sixties; it's our review of Sinister. Later we answer more of your weird questions and spoil the crap out of Game of Thrones (but it's at the end of the episode and we give you plenty of warning, so never fear if you'd like to avoid aforesaid spoilers.)







The Amityville Horror: A True Story (it isn't really, though).

"The Rains of Castamere"

Joseph Devon

281. HEP - Short Echoes 2 - That's Not Snow
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“Not everybody gets a private tour of Argonne National Laboratory.”

“I know. Thanks for showing me around.”

“Will you remember this when you go back to school?”

“Of course.” Annette smiles up at her uncle.

They turn a corner and enter command central. Rows of black-capped processors fill the expansive computer room. Theo waves his hand at the machines.

“This used to be the Sequoia Blue Gene Q. I modified her to run at 20.1 petaflops, and renamed her ‘Mira,’ after your aunt. She’s now the most powerful supercomputer in the world. Mira has 49,152 compute nodes, and 70 petabytes of disk storage – the fastest to date. And this is confidential,” Theo says, stooping to whisper. “I secretly programmed her to calculate the correct M-theory of the universe.”


Theo scans the room for late-working lab assistants. Seeing none, he continues. “The 11-dimensional string theory, birdie. The quantum structure of the universe.” He chuckles and taps Annette’s head. “Soon we’ll have the theoretical physics equation which will perfectly describe universal reality.”

“Soon?” Annette says, ducking her head.

“By my estimations, Mira will gift us with the equation tomorrow. Then Theo C. Stout will be recognized as the most accomplished and celebrated scientist in history. And science – as we understand it today – will be turned up-side down. Nothing will be the same.”

They stroll between the towering computer cabinets.

“So what’s that pretty head of yours thinking?”

Annette shrugs. “ ‘Knowledge is power,’ as Sir Francis Bacon famously said.” She smiles up at her uncle.

“You’re close, dear,” he says, running a finger along a casing. “The correct phrase is ‘Scientia potentia est,’ and we have the philosopher Thomas Hobbs to thank for that gem. Have you passed your Latin courses yet, sweetie?”

“I’m not taking Latin.”

Theo stops abruptly and blinks at Annette. He bursts out laughing. “You almost had me fooled there, dolly. Imagine that.” He playful tugs at her ponytail.

Annette frowns as Theo polishes the casing with his sleeve.

“Absolute power corrupts absolutely.” Annette purses her lips. “And I know Lord Acton said that.”

“I suppose that would pass at your university. But his proper name is ‘John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton, 1st Baron Acton.’ And the un-butchered quote is, ‘Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.’ You say you’re a humanities major?”

Annette’s face reddens, and Theo pats her head.

“Yes. But I-I-” Annette stammers, “I’m in my second year.”

“I’m sure they keep the city library open all summer. A solid self-education can fill in the gaping cracks and holes of an institutional education. What’s on your summer reading list, dear?”

“Well, I’m keeping up with the major authors – I mean, the top-sellers in fiction – so I can better understand the, uh, sociological impact of… of popular culture.

Theo raises his brow.

She bites her lip. “You know – John Grisham, E. L. James. Well, I kinda flipped through ‘Fifty Shades… ’ Borrowed it from a friend. Didn’t much care for it.” Her face reddens again, and she turns away and studies a processor rack.

“You know, you should think about cracking open a practical book now and then,” Theo says. “You’re welcome to borrow any of the computer science and physics books in my office library.”

Annette’s gaze sweeps over stacked silver trays and black and white wires. “Would any of those books tell me what’s inside Mira? The inner workings?”

“Sure. A few of them might give you an idea of the mechanics, but to learn what’s really going on inside Mira, you’d have to spend decades studying everything from advanced software engineering to quantum mechanics.”

Annette sighs. “Well, I was more interested in what Mira actually looks like on the inside. I’m taking an independent art class in the fall and was hoping to get inspiration – a peek at the guts of a supercomputer. I want to see something none of the art students have seen.”

“I can let you have a peek inside, right now, if you’d like.” Theo winks at her. He takes a multi-tool from his pocket, unscrews the top two screws of a cabinet, and carefully flexes the plastic casing back a couple inches. He switches on the flashlight extension and hands the tool to Annette.

Grinning, Annette positions the flashlight and peers into the crack.

A slight jumping movement. She focuses, and sees a large black spider tensed on a webby mass of white wires. Annette frowns and steps back.

“Well? Did you get your inspiration?” Theo says, snapping panel back into place.

Annette is silent.

“Do you need another look?”

She clears her throat. “No. Thank you.”

The next morning, Annette is quiet at breakfast.

“Something on your mind, dear?” says Theo.

“I was just wondering,” she says, “If an insect somehow got into Mira, would that potentially affect her M-theory calculations?”

“A bug? Mira is one-hundred percent bug-free. I coded a customized anti-bug subroutine into her software. Even with the quantum calculations she’s doing, there’s no way a software bug could pop up.”

“I don’t mean a software bug. I mean a spider.”

“Of course!” Theo says, laughing. “Mira has a web crawler constantly scanning the academic libraries for the latest research in theoretical physics.”

The phone rings, and Annette answers.

“Uncle Theo – it’s Charlotte. She says there’s an emergency at the lab.”

Theo grabs the phone. “Charlotte? Theo here… What? Actual spiders? Is this a joke?… Okay. Thank you.”

Annette shivers.

“Charlotte told me the lab is quarantined,” Theo says, trembling. “Filled with spider webbing and… millions of spiders. Can’t even open the doors. The spiders spun layers of webbing over everything.” He collapses on the sofa and pulls back the window curtain. “Snow? In July?” Theo crouches behind the sofa back and peers out the window at a glinting white landscape. “This catastrophic global climate change is happening faster than anyone predicted.”

Annette stoops and pats Theo’s head. “That’s not snow.”

CMStewart is a fiction writer and a philosophy of technology [This is the name of a philosophical field http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philosophy_of_technology] enthusiast. One of her flash fiction tales is published in the anthology Twisted Tales: Flash Fiction with a Twist.

Her flash fiction bog is


and her G+ stream is


She lives in the USA with her husband and two cats.

282. Robot and Frank Review - HEP - 29 - [Insert Something Insufferably Clever About Cool Titles]
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In the near future robots will control our lives by being super helpful, or at least so says the sappy indie dramadie Robot and Frank. (yeah, I said dramadie. Not taking it back either.) We dig into it's robotic guts, as well as hypothesizing about a catastrophic gravity inversion and talking about the benefits of a cool title.







Next week we check out Sinister. Don't miss it!

283. Wreck-It Ralph Review - HEP - 28 - Of Filbert and Feminism
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This week Al and Tony review Disney's videogame mashup movie Wreck-it Ralph. Then Al gets in way over his head talking about feminism, and Tony's smoke detector signs up for Twitter.







Fred: The Movie


The Rape of James Bond

The Frighteners

Dead Alive

Black Sheep

Start Your Novel

284. Safety Not Guaranteed Review - HEP - 27 - Old Action Heroes Never Die, They Just Melt Away
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This week the guy accept the dubious invitation the travel back in time with the quirky comedy Safety Not Guaranteed. Then they talk about artist with hard-to-pronounce names and argue about who the greatest solo fighters in history were.


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Links to Stuff:


The Book of Five Rings

The 48 Laws of Power

Snow Crash

Law Abiding Citizen

Zdzislaw Beksinski (try saying that five times fast)

"Take This Lollipop"

Children of Sorrow Trailer

285. Bug Review - HEP - 26 - Bug Awful
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This week, the guys talk about the psychological (probably) horror (debatably) film Bug. Also, they discuss the benefits of time travel vs. teleportation, pitch the script for the hit new cooking show Downtown Arby's and...I'm forgetting something here aren't I? It'll come to me. Just a second...BILL OBERST, OMG ITS BILL OBERST MAKING A GUEST APPEARANCE ON OUR PODCAST, I THOUGHT FOR SURE THAT WAS JUST A DREAM.


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Bill Oberst Jr.

Take This Lollipop

Children of Sorrow


Morgellons Syndrom

A Scanner Darkly by Phillip K. Dick.


Downton Abbey

286. HEP Interview with Bill Oberst Jr.
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Mr. Lincoln, a cult leader, an evil redneck, and a decade of being Christ, Bill Oberst Jr. is a man of many faces and a wealth of talent. In this interview, Bill talks to us about the life of a hard working hollywood actor. He also questions us on moral grounds involving a bride in the headlights.

We can't thank him enough for being the first guest on the Human Echoes Podcast. If you all enjoyed this interview as much as we did, find Bill at his website, or check out some of the movies he is in.

287. Lo Review - HEP - 25 - Swing Lo Sweet Chariot
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This week the guys deal with their demons as they discuss the indie pseudo-horror flick Lo. Then they discuss Phillip K. Dick, the nature of reality, and jetpacks.


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The Booth at the End (free on Hulu) (You can't be our friend if you don't watch this show. Seriously, it's awesome.)

The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick (This book. It's weird.)


Next week we're peeling back the insanity of Bug. Either that or talking to Bill Oberst. Or both. Tune in and see.

288. Abraham Lincoln vs Zombies Review - HEP - 24 - It's Dicks All the Way Down
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This week the guys round out Mockbuster Month with the stunning Civil War documentary, Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies. Then Tony mentions a spider whose bite induces a boner that can kill you and for the rest of the episode...let's just say if you mapped out the wave-form we're pretty sure it'd penis-shaped.


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Brazillian wandering spider (aka the Death by Boner spider)

Ruby Gloom (that kids' show that Albert is definitely, 100%, not into. He swears. *cough*)


Original painting of pro-wrestler Abra- "The Hammer" Lincoln aka The Emancipator by Jeromy Taylor. Check out Jeromy's hilarious Youtube video chronicling Lincoln's wrestling career here. (Used by permission)


289. Nazis at the Center of the Earth Review - HEP - 23 - Nothing Beats Robot Zombie Hitler
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This week, the guys crack open Nazis at the Center of the Earth in the latest installment of Mockbuster Month and continue their examination of what makes a bad movie good. Also, Albert repents of his spoilage with weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth, and Tony makes all of us look bad when he reveals his progress on the journey to developing better habits.


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Next week we'll finish out Mockbuster Month with a look at Abraham Lincoln vs. Zombies. Don't miss it!


Look! Look and DESPAIR

290. Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus Review - HEP - 22 - Kinky Giraffes vs. The Incredible Aging Man
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This week find the guys slogging into a mire full of the wonderfully horrible movies produced by The Asylum. To begin, a movie that Tony hated so much he literally threw up while watching it, Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus. (Albert still thinks this film is pretty rad). Then things get serious when the guys discuss how to conduct a drug intervention, and try to calculate the speed of dark.







Jon Ronson

291. Dark City Review - HEP - 21 - Tastes Like Chicken
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In this round of the Human Echoes Podcast the guys prove their manhood by talking about fighting, girls, and having poor fashion sense. They also spin some thoughts about surrealist noir masterpiece, Dark City.


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Links and Things:

The Drabblecast


Rocky Mountain Oysters

How to Live Safely in a Science Fictional Universe


Shout out to @DannyBrophy, @Priority&Default, and @TonySouthcotte'sgirlfirendwhoseTwitterhandleIdon'tknow for sending in their questions for this week's podcast. If you have a question for us, tweet it to @HEPodcast and we'll talk about it on the show.


292. The Bleeding House Review - HEP - 20 - Another Way You Can Die
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This week finds Al failing at the junkyard with his dinky red toolbag and Tony at therapy after his beloved Broncos hear a rapping at their chamber door. Will the guys pull it together for long enough to talk about dueling serial killers, the faith of evil men, and The Bleeding House? Tune in* and find out!


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Next week, the guys dig into the reality bending noir film Dark City. Don't miss it.

293. Paranorman Review - HEP - 19 - Dead Puritans, Dead Prostitutes
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In this week's episode the guys discuss the amazing stop-motion film Paranorman. Also on offer, the mechanics of word choice, the prospect of simulated reality, and the joy of boobs.







World of Vacancy

Stephen King

The Dark Tower

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Simulated Reality

Joe Rogan Podcast

You're Doing It Wrong (Danny Brophy's Podcast)

Ellie Anne Soderstrom



Next week we'll either be talking about The Bleeding House or World of Vacancy. Or both. Or neither. Basically, just listen in and we'll see what happens.

294. John Dies at the End Review - HEP - 18 - Camel Holocaust vs. The Arachnopocalypse
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In this week's thrilling episode the guys take on the new movie John Dies at the End, and dive arms-deep into the guts of the question, "What makes a good adaptation?"  Later in the episode they try to build a better apocalypse, face off against the scariest of waterfowl, and unload some spoiler-filled thoughts about Django Unchained.


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Albert's Computer Conked Out and Lost the Notes for the Link Dump So Here Is a Picture of a Dog Answering the Telephone Instead:


Next week we'll be talking to Charles Schmidt about his book, World of Vacancy. Don't miss it!


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295. Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog Review - HEP - 17 - Ask a Stupid Question, Get a Horrible Answer
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The Human Echoes Podcast celebrates the new year by forcing musical-hating Tony Southcotte to watch the nerdgasmtastic internet phenomenon Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog. Will its musical stylings melt his crusty heart of stone? No. No they wont. But you should listen anyway as we discuss art history, and answer absurd questions from YOU.


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Links to Stuff We Might Have Talked About:


Zdzislaw Beksinski

Giuseppe Arcimboldo

Kevin Eslinger

Jacek Yerka

Doctor Who on Netflix

Epic Rap Battles of History

Danny Brophy: Twitter and Podcast (Warning: may contain nut)

House of Leaves


Next week we'll be looking at the newly released movie/adaption John Dies at the End.


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296. Dead Snow Review - HEP - 16 - We Did Nazi This Coming
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The Human Echoes Podcast wraps up 2012 with a look at at Nazi zombie flick, Dead Snow. Then the guys talk about how you get what you don't pay for when it comes to anti-virus software, and Tony discusses rewriting his brain's software through the power of hobbits. (Or was it habit? No, I'm pretty sure it was hobbits. Apparently those guys can to pretty much anything if you can work them loose from their godless nihilism carefree pastoral lifestyle.)






Link Dump Waste Management Facility:


Dennis Mckenna on the Joe Rogan Podcast

McAfee founder on the run




Brotherhood of the Wolf

The Power of Habit by Charles Duhigg (Seriously, that's the guys name. Duhigg. Checked it twice. What the heck kind of name is Duhigg?)

World of Vacancy by Charles Schmidt


Next week we'll be taking a look at Doctor Horrible's Sing Along Blog. Don't miss it!

297. The Fat Man: a Tale of North Pole Noir Book Review - HEP - 15 - The Gift of the Gumshoe
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On this episode of the Human Echoes Podcast the Christmas cheer continues as the guys delve into the book The Fat Man: a Tale of North Pole Noir by Ken Harmon. Also, Albert reads a horror themed Christmas short story, and Tony admits he's never seen It's a Wonderful Life.


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The Fat Man by Ken Harmon

The Hagakure

It's a Wonderful Life

The Greatest Gift by Phillip Van Doren Stern (The short story that inspired It's a Wonderful Life. Also possibly an early appearance of The Doctor. Think about it: strange man, shows up exactly when he's needed, starts mucking about with timelines just to prove a point? Makes way more sense than "an angel did it" in my not-so-humble opinion.)


Next week follow along as we finish out the year with Nazi zombie movie Dead Snow. (Nazi zombies have their own genre now. Whodathunkit?)

298. HEP - Short Echoes 1 - Of Teeth and Claus by Albert Berg
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In the first edition of our Short Echoes series, Albert gives us a story about the Krumpus. Listen to the audio, and the text is below.


Of Teeth and Claus  by Albert Berg The fat man stepped quietly into the room, nearly gagging on the overpowering stench of sulfur that hung in the air. An iron-posted bed with yellowing sheets and a sagging mattress sat against the far wall, and under the sheets lay a contorted figure, still as stone, the rasping of breath the only testament to the fact that it was alive. The fat man sank into a wooden chair that sat near the bed with a sigh, and dropped the bag he carried with a thump. Strange that it seemed so heavy now when it was nearly empty, now when there was only one delivery left to make. For a long time the fat man sat in silence. It was only after several minutes had passed and he was considering getting up to go that the thing in the bed finally spoke. "You don't have to keep coming here," it said in a low growl of a voice that sounded like nothing so much as the voice of some demoniac hound. "It seems only right," the fat man replied. "We rode together all those years. Some might say that you're a part of what I am." "Was," growled the thing in the bed. "I was a part of you. And you me. All that's past now." "Times have changed." "Yes, yes they have. But that's not the problem. The problem is that people think they've changed." "Perhaps they have." "NO!" The word was a snarl. "They're the same. Underneath they're the same as they've always been. They still need me just as much as they need you." The thing under the sheets ended the sentence with a long fit of hacking wheezing coughs that tapered off into a gasp for air. "I didn't come here to argue." "No, of course now. Not you. Not Mr. Nice. You wouldn't let the stench of conflict foul your eternal air of joviality." "It doesn't matter what I think anyway. It's not my doing. It was not I who brought you to this place." The thing in the bed did not speak for a long time, and when it did it's voice was gentler, the growl offset by a tone of tenderness. "I do not blame you old friend. We are their servants. We do what we were created to do. And when they have no more need of us... But therein lies the tragedy. Because they do have a need of us. Of both of us." "I do the best I can." "I'm sure. With your lumps of coal? And how has that worked out?" The fat man coughed and did not answer. "I see. So you've abandoned even the pretext of punishment." "It isn't me. I didn't ask for any of this." "It's killing them. Or it's going to." "That remains to be seen." "Yes. And you will remain to see it. Because it will come back to haunt them. They're trying to enjoy light without darkness, pleasure without pain, joy without fear. But they're living a fantasy. Because life doesn't work that way. Sooner or later, life has teeth." The thing in the bed turned then, drawing back the covers with one gnarled hand to reveal a hideous face, pocked and pitted with sores, some oozing yellow-green puss. One horn sprouted crookedly from a grey skinned head, while a festering bleeding stump marked the spot where it's twin once stood. In place of a nose there was a rotting hole in the center of the creature's face, and beneath it withered lips parted to reveal two rows of of teeth, blackened and rotting with age, but still razor-sharp and deadly. But worst of all were the eyes, not because they were monstrous, but because they were human, filled with bitterness and loss. The fat man winced, but forced himself not to look away. "Some of them still remember you," he said. "They keep your name alive." The thing in the bed waved its hand dismissively. "Hipsters. They don't mean it. There is no fear in their hearts. And even they do not speak of me as I was: ripping claws, piercing teeth, a howl that could curdle the blood of an ox. I'm nothing more than an amusement to them. They do not believe. They do not fear. Only children have the capacity for that kind of pure faith." "Is the fear so necessary? Is the form not enough?" "The fear is everything. The fear of punishment has power that the promise of reward can never hope to match. You have been there. You know their hearts. You see what they do. Tell me I am wrong. Tell me the hearts of children no longer give place to the seed of wickedness as they once did. Tell me that has changed, and...and I can pass on happily from this world." The fat man slowly shook his head. "They are as they always were. Some are still good. But others... The worst of it is that their wickedness is excused, explained away by a people unwilling to see the truth. They have blinded themselves. They are like lepers who have put out their own eyes and convinced themselves that they have been healed because they can no longer see their sores. And it seems the more they convince themselves of their own goodness the worse they become. If they were punished as they once were, you my friend would feast for a year of Christmases." The thing in the bed ran a forked tongue over its shriveled lips. "Oh to be out there again. To hunt as we once did. Do you remember the lad from Bavaria? Round about 1593 if memory serves." "He had dropped his baby sister into a well," the fat man said. "He laughed about it. And no one knew." "No one but us." "He screamed for such a long time." "Not nearly long enough. But when it was over I feasted on his heart and sucked the sweet marrow from the hollows of his bones. Tell me you regret that. Tell me you would take if back if you could." The fat man opened his mouth as if to reply, but before he could speak the bag on the floor shifted slightly and a moan escaped from within. The thing in the bed leaned slowly forward, a grin spreading across its face, pointed ears pricking up at the sound. "Oh, Claus, you really shouldn't have." The fat man stood and tipped the bag forward, spilling his final gift out onto the floor. The child stared up at him with wild uncomprehending eyes, but when his gaze lighted on the Krampus he screamed into the gag wedged in his mouth and began to fight against his bonds. The Krampus leaped down from the bed and looked into the child's eyes with terrible fascination. "I know what you did," he said. "I can smell it. And because you showed no mercy, none will be shown to you. Tonight you're going to learn what really happens to naughty children." The fat man stooped to gather his finally empty bag and trudged wearily from the room. He shut the door against the screams, and took the elevator to the roof.


299. Hogfather Review - HEP - 14 - Death Takes a Totally Inappropriate Holiday
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The guys journey to Discworld for this edition of the Human Echoes Podcast and unwrap the gift that is Hogfather. Along the way they discuss the strengths of the various mobile operating systems and again highlight how Colorado is superior to Florida in pretty much every way imaginable.


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Hogfather on Netflix

Boatloads of Terry Pratchett books


Next week we'll be discussing The Fat Man by Ken Harmon. It is a book with words. Also elves that solve mysteries, sentient toys, carnivorous mistletoe and...look just tune in next week okay?


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300. Rare Exports Review - HEP - 13 - Redneck Souvenirs and Rare Exports
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This week the Al and Tony ride shotgun with some Norwegian rednecks in their review of the improbably delicious Christmas flick Rare Exports. Later the guys solve all some none of the problems with college football, and get brutally honest about bad writing and trunk novels. Also, Albert has apparently not taken enough internet abuse about his taste in movies, and that's all I'm going to say about that.


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Rare Exports on Netflix

Boy's Life by Robert McCammon

The Fat Man by Ken Harmon (also available as an audiobook from our fine sponsors at Audible.)


Next week we'll be taking a look at Sky One's adaptation of Terry Pratchett's Hogfather (in which the Grim Reaper is compelled to step into the role of Santa). Don't miss it!


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301. House of the Devil Review - HEP - 12 - Nothing is Scarier
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This week Tony and Al drink from the suspiciously hydrodynamic goat skull that is Ti West's House of the Devil. Tony tells the story of the demonic bird-deity that lives in his chimney and is likely to kill any day now, just you wait and see. And later the guys discuss old-school gaming, authorial wagon ruts, Christmas music and the bitter-sweet tug of nostalgia.


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House of the Devil (on Netflix)

Anchorhead (that interactive fiction game Albert mentioned he was really getting into.)

The Fat Man by Ken Harmon (also available from our fine sponsors at Audible.com. Start your free trial today!)

Jasper Fforde

The Raw Shark Texts by Stephen Hall

Mark Z. Danielewski

This Would be Less Work if Albert Hadn't Namedropped so Many Authors

Seth Graham-Smith


Next week we're kicking off December with a feel-good Christmas flick about how Santa Claus used to be some kind of demon-monster thing. Check out Rare Exports on Netflix.

302. Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles Review - HEP - 11 - Arnold Toynbee is Alive and Well on Jupiter
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This week, Tony and Al philosophize about the fountain of youth as they unpack the documentary Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles; then Al talks about why it wasn't worth it to go and see Skyfall while beleaguered by mononucleosis. Also, the guys reveal that the thing they're really thankful for is not having to experience the Russian front of World War II.


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Watch Resurrect Dead on Netflix.

Blindsight by Peter Watts (a free download!)

The Hardcore History Podcast.

[Some fourth item I'm probably forgetting right now]


Next week, we'll be discussing House of the Devil.


(If you get the reference made in the title of this podcast you are one of the awesome).


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303. The Fall Review - HEP - 10 - It's Not The Fall that Kills You
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This week Al and Tony munch on the sweet sweet eye candy that is The Fall with a completely unnecessary side course of post-presidential election commentary. Then the guys delve into the mysteries of nostalgia, and  wonder which of the movies of our era will endure, and which will have our children scratching their heads asking themselves, "They thought this was good?" All this, PLUS, musings on the conceptual nature of reality and how stories are the fundamental building blocks that make up our world.


Somewhat Related Links:

The Fall on Netflix

The SCP Foundation Website

I am a Toaster


Completely Unrelated Links:

Zaphod Beeblebrox for President


Also, check out next week's movie before we talk about it. Watch Resurrect Dead: The Mystery of the Toynbee Tiles and help spread the message of alien zombies from Jupiter. Or something.


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304. Absentia Review - HEP - 9 - Tunnel Trades Take Focus
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Self sacrifice may be noble, but so is knowing what you are getting out of the deal. This week, we review the horror flick Absentia, which is available on Netflix. It's a pretty damn grim movie, so the weak of heart should beware.


Also, we pimp several other podcasts, such as noted horror podcast The Drabblecast and Nightmare Magazine. Both of which can be found on iTunes and so on.


After that, Al and Tony drop into the distant past and talk about historical arson. We learn why you never kill one of Ghengis Khan's messengers, and what Julius Ceasar used to conquer the known world and finish off the waning republic.


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305. The Inkeepers Review - HEP - 8 - All Our Ghosts are From the Future
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This week, Tony and Al dig into The Innkeepers, a character-driven scare-filled horror film with deep echoes of missed connections and unrequited love. Then, the guys geek out about some of their favourite books, from The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy to the oeuvre of Chuck Wendig with a minor detour through the world of Harry Potter. Finally Al tries to explain why he enjoyed The Lair of White Worm more than Dracula, and wonders which of the books of our day will be best remembered by history.


A few links:

The SCP Foundation

Danny Brophy's twitter


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306. This Book is Full of Spiders Review - HEP - 7 - This Podcast is Full of Weirdos
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This week Tony and Al tackle David Wong's most recent venture into hilarious horror, This Book is Full of Spiders. How well does it stand up to its predecessor John Dies at the End? Whatever happened to Monster Dave? Is giving this book two thumbs up too chairitable? Is a chair really the secret weapon?


Then, in the second half of the podcast, Albert gripes about missed opportunities in John Hornor Jacob's debut novel Southern Gods, and the guys discuss the finer points of the C'thulhu mythos.


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Relevant Links:


John Dies at the End

This Book is Full of Spiders

Southern Gods

The Call of C'thulhu (Free Download!)


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307. Pontypool Review - HEP - 6 - The Hobos Shall Inherit the Earth
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In this week's episode we analyze the intellectual insanity that is Pontypool and dig into the deep questions raised by the film. Does language infect the way we perceive reality? Was the Ludovician born in Canada? Are musicals really all that bad?


Then, we expound the wonders of the outdoors, and Tony reveals how he escaped a life of being a rocket-wielding, fire-starting, almost-got-charged-with-a-felony supervillain and joined sacred and ancient order of the Cyber Monks. (Or maybe he did some community service IT work for some churches. Eh, close enough.)


Finally we slam a magazine into our verbal machine guns and mow down Hollywood's misrepresentation of firearms.


One more reminder: Our flash fiction contest for a short story involving a Men in Black style witness protection program is still going. Keep it under 500 words. If you win, we toss you five bucks and read it on the air. Send all entries to hepodcast@gmail.com.


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Links for the Nerdy:

Pontypool on Netflix (in the US). Watch it.

The Sapir-Worf Hypothesis. (No not that Whorf.)

Stephen Hall's Raw Shark Texts. It is a book. With pages and also ideas. 


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308. Yellowbrickroad Review - HEP - 5 - On the Road to Madness
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This week in the Human Echoes Podcast, Al and Tony dive into the eviscerated entrails of indie horror flick Yellowbrickroad. Is it a metafictional examination of the medium of film? Is it a horrifying interpretation of The Wizard of Oz? Is it an anti-feminist manifesto? Listen in wonder and amazement as these questions and many more go completely unanswered.


In the second half of the podcast we share our (largely spoiler free) love for time travel flick Looper, and Albert explains why Ready Player One may be the best bad book you'll ever read. Then we discuss the basic protips everyone should know to make it through life, and attempt to court the favor of internet liberals by hating on Atlas Shrugged.


Also, in this week's episode: Tony turns an offhand remark into the first Human Echoes microfiction competition. Write a hundred word story about the Men in Black witness protection program and win the chance to be featured on the podcast that's been taking the internet by a storm. (And when we say, "storm" we mean, "some guy thought he got hit by a raindrop, but it turned out to be someone spitting out of a helicopter.")


309. Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon Review - HEP - 4 - Steven Segal vs. Leslie Vernon
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It is a little known fact that most serial killers can be found at community colleges taking courses in Photoshop. This week Al Berg and Tony Southcotte breakdown Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon.


In keeping with our strict policy of tangents, we also find ourselves fixated on the creations of Joss Whedon, with both The Avengers and Cabin in the Woods.


We also talk about what might be the best pure zombie book out there: World War Z by Max Brooks.


Next week we will be reviewing YellowBrickRoad, which is available on netflix and on a VHS tapes in your creepy neighbor's outhouse. It really might be easier to stream it.

310. I Saw the Devil Review - HEP - 3 - No Sympathy for Cannibals
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In the third episode of the Human Echoes Podcast, you will find our heads scraped to the scalp, and ready to talk about the South Korean thriller I Saw the Devil. Listen in as we detail the struggle between Secret Agent Man and Serial Killer Man.

Hear us well, as we wander between the vagaries of Facebook stalking by employers and bumper sticker philosophy.

Also, check out The Booth at The End on Hulu.com. Mostly because it kicks ass, and a little bit because everything you read on this site is perceived to be true by the hosts.

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Next week's movie will be: Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon.

311. Lunopolis Review - HEP - 2 - Audio From Our Secret Moon Base
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Time travel, men in sunglasses, low budgets, and a bizzare variant of other conversations are featured in our second podcast. They review Lunopolis.


Listen as Albert and Tony tell you how to man up. On our love - hate relationship with Chuck Palahniuk. We even cover wobbly toilets in this podcast. Is it even possible that you could want more? Hit subscirbe, channel the ancient old gods of the RSS feed, or find us on iTunes, the Zune Marketplace, and well, here.

We discussed a pair of movies that are available for free on YouTube.


12 Angry Men (1957)


Rope (1948) 

312. HEP - 1 - It Starts With Donkeys
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Listen, as we talk about donkeys in the most profane ways. Stand in awe as we make light of domestic abuse, Breaking Bad, and the smell of basset hounds. Commute with the knowledge that we are with you in your car, explaining how to fix the ills of the world.