Special Edition Podcast

2019 All Media Year End Roundup

Show Notes

It’s the fourteenth annual iFanboy All Media Year End Roundup! Conor Kilpatrick, Josh Flanagan, and special guest Ron Richards discuss some of what they enjoyed in media in 2019. Movies, television, music, books, podcasts, and comics — it’s all here!

(Disclaimer: Ron Richard’s opinions are his own and do not represent Marvel Entertainment or the Walt Disney Corporation.)

Running Time: 02:52:50

Movies:
00:02:35 – Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood
00:09:02 – Parasite
00:12:44 – Dolemite is My Name
00:15:58 – The Irishman
00:23:46 – The Farewell
00:25:29 – Rocketman
00:27:49 – Ford v Ferrari
00:33:50 – A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
00:36:32 – Yesterday
00:40:09 – Booksmart
00:43:32 – Late Night
00:45:23 – The Current War
00:49:35 – Knives Out
00:54:52 – Downton Abbey
00:57:35 – Josh’s Kids Movie Roundup

Television:
01:00:37 – Chernobyl
01:05:38 – The Crown
01:08:06 – The Boys
01:10:47 – The Deuce
01:14:07 – Succession
01:16:18 – The Righteous Gemstones
01:18:43 – The Mandalorian
01:21:13 – Good Omens
01:23:11 – For All Mankind
01:25:49 – The Orville
01:28:41 – The Good Place
01:29:31 – Wu-Tang: An American Saga
01:32:25 – The Imagineering Story
01:35:41 – Yellowstone
01:37:01 – Country Music: A Film By Ken Burns

Music:
01:43:24 – Bad Religion, “Age of Unreason” / Age of Unreason Tour
01:45:32 – Adult Magic, “Adult Magic”
01:47:15 – Superchunk, Acoustic Foolish Tour
01:49:35 – Reunions
01:56:37 – Conor Goes to Shows!
01:59:23 – Mike Watt
02:01:08 – Vinyl… just in general
02:02:40 – Camp Fuzz

Books:
02:07:23 – “Fall; or, Dodge in Hell: A Novel” by Neal Stephenson
02:11:32 – “The Cobweb: A Novel” by Neal Stephenson and J. Frederick George
02:12:39 – “The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.: A Novel” by Neal Stephenson and Nicole Galland
02:14:38 – “Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI” by David Grann
02:16:21 – “The Right Stuff” by Tom Wolfe
02:18:46 – “Born to Run” by Bruce Springsteen
02:20:09 – “Let’s Go (So We Can Get Back): A Memoir of Recording and Discording with Wilco, Etc.” by Jeff Tweedy
02:22:05 – “All the Pieces Matter: The Inside Story of The Wire” by Jonathan Abrams
02:23:37 – “Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies” by Jared Diamond
02:26:51 – “The Big Sleep” by Raymond Chandler
02:28:29 – “Smash!: Green Day, The Offspring, Bad Religion, NOFX, and the ’90s Punk Explosion” by Ian Winwood

Podcasts:
02:30:52 – “The Chernobyl Podcast” with Peter Segal and Craig Mazin
02:32:01 – “Dolly Parton’s America” with Jad Abumrad and Shima Oliaee
02:32:57 – “Patient Zero” with Taylor Quimby and New Hampshire Public Radio
02:34:35 – Pinball Podcasts
02:36:00 – Audible Originals
02:38:35 – “Revisionist History” with Malcolm Gladwell

Comics:
02:39:27 – Batman: Universe
02:40:04 – Superman’s Pal Jimmy Olsen
02:40:44 – Superman: Up in the Sky
02:41:23 – Red Sonja
02:42:07 – Criminal
02:42:41 – DCeased
02:43:39 – Fantastic Four
02:44:22 – Crowded
02:45:19 – The Lone Ranger
02:46:08 – Old Man Quill

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Comments

  1. That you spent that much time talking about the Downton Abbey movie reminds me why I love you guys. I would put it on a shortlist of my favorite movies from the year as well. It was a fantastic show, and it was nice to return to those characters.

    Also you brought up the Crown, which has been attempting to take that Downton slot for me and my wife 🙂 Keep going Josh there are two episodes that are truly fantastic this season. Conor is correct that ep 3 is by far the best of the season (and maybe one of the best of the show’s run). I’d argue the other one is episode 5 mostly because Charles Dance puts in such an amazing performance as Lord Mountbatten

  2. Great episode as always.

    Conor, I have to tell you, The Thin Man is my favorite movie, and when our son was born Dec. 30 of last year we named him Dashiell. People over 50 think Dashiell Hammett (which is true); people under 40 think Dash from The Incredibles (which is false, but hey, it’s a good movie so I don’t mind). I also just recently finished Secret Agent X-9 by Hammett…it was okay, but mainly for completists. I would stick with his novels and short fiction.

    Thanks again for another great year of iFanboy!

  3. Saving this podcast for the drive to MI for the holidays, but wanted to chime in quickly with a “Thanks for another year of iFanboy” and “Happy whatever to you and yours, ya jamokes.”

  4. Nice show as always, I haven’t listened to it all, only the media I consumed, I will be listening to the rest during the week.
    Where is Watchmen? You have Yellowstone and not Watchmen the hell, just kidding I assume you are waiting for the final episode.

    Cheers and happy new year

    I just have to say I loved Fall; or, Dodge in Hell book, it took me like a week or two to finish, and unlike you

    spoiler – spoiler – spoiler – spoiler – spoiler – spoiler

    I loved the matrix part, and found somewhat boring the real world part, it was really interesting the contrast between real and virtual, the way they were using technology to render the virtual reality was very cool, the scheming from the enterprise guy to became god in the new world was very well done.

    I love the firmament moment, things dissolving into chaos

    It had its contradictions, like they were only artificial copys, not real people, that concept is avoided by the writer.

    On the other hand, The Rise and Fall of D.O.D.O.: book was the most boring book I actually finished in my entire life, it took me 1 year to finish, I was always thinking I’m going to stop reading this, but I had a feeling something inventive was going to happen, an extraordinary idea, but nope just pure uninteresting ideas, I felt when I was in collage and had to study for a law exam, it was that bad.

  5. Conor, I’m a huge fan of crime/noir as well. Check out Hard Case Crime . com or search it on Amazon, that’s where I get them from. They have 100+ books now and all they do is crime/noir. Most of them take place in the 20’s to the 50’s and the authors are some of the biggest names in the genre.

  6. I assume no mention of the Watchmen as hopefully you are going to do a special edition on the show (please!)

  7. Thank you so much. I look forward to this show all year. I dont have a lot of time to read and watch, so I tend to watch older things I missed the first time around. This show always gives me recommnedations for current things I may have missed during the year.

    Thank you again.

  8. I think in 2019 we had a good run for us fan boys. I’m dissapointed about many things but I’m also pleased. I’m mainly dissapointed about not having another Marvel Thor movie this year, especially after writing this article:

    https://timothyrjeveland.com/2020/01/06/medieval-thor-vs-marvel-thor-comics-vs-sagas/

    And with that said I was pleased with this round up of shows above. Dolemite was my favorite of the whole year only because it introduced me to a unique history I never would have known of otherwise. Being born in 1991, it’s no surprise I never heard of Dolemite until I watched Eddie Murphy’s great film.

    Cheers to https://ifanboy.com/ for the great nerdy content that I need!

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