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The TV Squad Podcast: Winter Olympics, Lost, 24, Idol, Product Placement, and More

by Joel Keller, posted Feb 19th 2010 2:41PM
TV Squad logoWe're back! After a month of technical issues and other starts and stops, we're geared up and ready to talk about TV again. This week, Jason Hughes, Kona Gallagher and Danny Gallagher join me to talk about what's going on in the TV world:

  • NBC's blanket coverage of the Winter Olympics, and how hard it is to get away from it,
  • How the seasons of 'Lost,' '24' and 'American Idol' are going so far,
  • How bad (and painfully obvious) product placement has gotten these days (I'm talking about you, 'The Biggest Loser!'),
  • A quick talk about the Super Bowl ads and halftime show (couldn't resist talking about Dave/Oprah/Jay),
  • Picks of the week, and more.

Run time is 1:26:51.

You can listen to the podcast below, or download from here or by subscribing to our RSS podcast feed. It is also available via iTunes. Feel free to leave us feedback in the comments or drop us a line at tvsquadpodcast [at] gmail [dot] com.

As usual, the music at the beginning and end of the podcast is "Life" by Justin Trawick.



Oh, and if you follow us after the jump, you'll get a surprise...

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The TV Squad Podcast: Lost, 24, Midseason TV, Best of the decade, and more!

by Joel Keller, posted Jan 8th 2010 10:05AM
TV Squad logoIn the first podcast of the new year, Jason Hughes, Allison Waldman and Kona Gallagher join me to talk about what's going on in the TV world:
  • Which midseason TV premieres and returning shows we're looking forward to,
  • What Lost might do during its last season,
  • Has 24 run its course? And how will Jack Bauer not get delayed by packed subways and indifferent cabbies in New York?
  • What we tried to do with our Best of the '00s lists, and what we left out.
  • Picks of the week, and more.
Run time is 1:15:10

You can listen to the podcast below, or download from here or by subscribing to our RSS podcast feed. It is also available via iTunes. Feel free to leave us feedback in the comments or drop us a line at tvsquadpodcast [at] gmail [dot] com.

As usual, the music at the beginning and end of the podcast is "Life" by Justin Trawick.

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The TV Squad Podcast: The Golden Globes, when to watch a show live, and more

by Joel Keller, posted Dec 21st 2009 6:09PM
TV Squad logoIt was a very loosey-goosey podcast this week, as Jason Hughes, Kona Gallagher and Danny Gallagher join me to talk about some of the goings on in TV:

  • We talk about what we usually watch this time of year, whether it's holiday specials or just catching up on shows via DVD,
  • The Golden Globes nominations came out last week, and we talk about how they got things (mostly) right,
  • Something Danny has some experience with: When should you make like it's the 1990s and actually watch a show in real time to ensure you don't get spoiled (like the Dexter finale)?
  • Ask TV Squad, Comment of the Week, our picks of the week, and more!

Run time is 1:11:23

You can listen to the podcast below, or download from here or by subscribing to our RSS podcast feed. It is also available via iTunes. Feel free to leave us feedback in the comments or drop us a line at tvsquadpodcast [at] gmail [dot] com.

As usual, the music at the beginning and end of the podcast is "Life" by Justin Trawick. Note that we recorded the podcast last week, so my pick of the week -- Cowboys vs. Saints -- has already happened.

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The TV Squad Podcast: Vik Sahay of Chuck, Oprah talk, brutal timeslots, and more!

by Joel Keller, posted Nov 25th 2009 3:01PM
Vik Sahay and Zach Levi in ChuckHappy pre-Thanksgiving! Before you dive into the feast and football, dig in for some Chuck talk first. Vik Sahay, who plays Lester Patel on the NBC geek hit, joins me, Jason Hughes and Kona Gallagher to talk about the show's new season, which starts on January 10. Here's a hint about the season: Jeffster is mentioned a few times during the interview.

Before and after the interview, the three of us talk about:

  • Why Mondays, especially at 8, is such a brutal timeslot,
  • Oprah's "retirement" and if she'll ever have that same kind of platform again,
  • Our picks for the week, and more.

Run time is 1:15:52.

You can listen to the podcast below, or download from here or by subscribing to our RSS podcast feed. It is also available via iTunes. Feel free to leave us feedback in the comments or drop us a line at tvsquadpodcast [at] gmail [dot] com.

As usual, the music at the beginning and end of the podcast is "Life" by Justin Trawick; we discuss how we found this music at the top of the 'cast.

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The TV Squad Podcast: Linda Purl talks about The Office, we talk spoilers, and more

by Joel Keller, posted Nov 5th 2009 5:30PM
Linda Purl and Steve Carell on The OfficeWe've got a new e-mail address for the podcast! If you have any questions or suggestions about the 'cast, please e-mail us at tvsquadpodcast [at] google [dot] com.

This week, actress Linda Purl joins me, Jason Hughes and Kona Gallagher to talk about her guest starring stint as Pam's mom on The Office -- she's on tonight's episode, by the way. She also chats about her long acting career (remember her during the waning days of Happy Days?), her work with the California International Theatre Festival and her current success as a touring lounge singer.

After the interview, which is about 30 minutes, Kona, Jason and and I talk about the following:

  • What constitutes a spoiler and what doesn't,
  • An "Ask TV Squad" segment on PBS,
  • Our picks for the week.

Run time is 56:00.

You can listen to the podcast below, or download from here or by subscribing to our RSS podcast feed. It is also available via iTunes. Feel free to leave us feedback in the comments.

By the way, the music at the beginning and end of the podcast is "Life" by Justin Trawick.

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The TV Squad Podcast: Bill Scheft of The Late Show, Cake Boss, Mad Men and more

by Joel Keller, posted Oct 29th 2009 5:25PM
TV Squad logoToday I made an executive decision and gave the podcast an oh-so-creative name: "The TV Squad Podcast." This was after we recorded it on Tuesday, so I still refer to it by its old APB name. If you have any suggestions, let me know at tvsquad [at] gmail [dot] com.

In this episode, Late Show writer Bill Scheft joins me, Danny Gallagher and Kona Gallagher to talk about his new book Everything Hurts. Of course, there's lots of good behind-the-scenes info about what it was like to work at The Late Show, especially on how the events of the past month affected the staff and the show's writing, including the monologue.

He also tells some funny stories about being canned from Sports Illustrated (and spawns a new catchphrase), feeding lines to the guy who played Mike Singletary and more. It's 45 minutes of fun.

After the interview, Kona, Danny and I give our picks of the week. Run time is 1:03:02.

You can listen to the podcast below; or download from here or by subscribing to our RSS podcast feed. It is also available via iTunes. Feel free to leave us feedback in the comments.

By the way, the music at the beginning and end of the podcast is "Life" by Justin Trawick.

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TV Squad's APB Podcast returns! Letterman, the fall season, and more

by Joel Keller, posted Oct 9th 2009 5:00PM
TV Squad logoAs part of our ongoing efforts to infiltrate every one of your senses, we've decided to bring back the APB Podcast, last seen in various forms around two years ago. In this first podcast, Jason Hughes, Kona Gallagher and myself discuss the following topics:

  • The Letterman scandal
  • A minute (if that) about Jon and Kate
  • How the fall season's going so far, including why Dollhouse's ratings are so bad,
  • Ask TV Squad, where we answer a question submitted to Isabelle's column,
  • Picks for the upcoming week.
Running time is 42:33.

You can listen to the podcast below, or download it by subscribing to our RSS podcast feed. It is also available via iTunes. Feel free to leave us feedback in the comments.

By the way, the music at the beginning and end of the podcast is from the fine folks at GrooveAddicts.com.

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