#3: The Martian Part One: Matt Damon in Space

Matt Damon plays Matt Damon in Ridley Scott's 2015 film The Martian, winner of the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture -- Musical or Comedy. Part musical, part comedy, The Martian dazzled viewers with its orange scenery, its tale of hope and triumph, and its marketing of Matt Damon as the hero of mankind. In this particular iteration of himself, Matt Damon is mistakenly stranded on Mars in what many would consider a nightmare situation. But fear not, global population, for this stranded man is Matt Damon, and this iteration of Damon can farm potatoes in outer space while making jokes about his trustworthy bro, Martinez, and the particularly awful smell of shipmate Johannsen's feces. Tune into Part One of our two-part conversation regarding this landmark comedy/musical, and join us as we snob about Matt Damon's unfathomable and delusional optimism, Matt Damon's perceived intelligence, Matt Damon in general, Ridley Scott's strange and seemingly-diverse oeuvre, science, David Bowie, and, of course, the gradual descent of Hollywood. Stay tuned for Part Two, where the conversation travels lightyears beyond anything Starman Matt Damon has ever seen.

Many thanks to Talwar & Sons, who have kindly sponsored this episode. And our utmost gratitude, as always, to Aevart Van Jook (@aevart_music) for our theme song.

#2: Jurassic World: Allegory? Nostalgia-inducing Hollywood machine? Or just a really bad movie?

In the first full-length episode of the new podcast "General Snobbery", your snobbish hosts engage in electric conversation meandering about diverse topics related to the 2015 Colin Trevorrow* film, Jurassic World. Topics considered include Chris Pratt's one-dimensional role, Bryce Dallas Howard's one-dimensional role, the cast of archetypal side characters, Newman's death from Jurassic Park, Samuel L. Jackson's death from Jurassic Park, why Jurassic Park is so much better than Jurassic World, Hollywood's money-making machine--all in an effort to answer the question: What is Jurassic World trying to do? 

The world may never know. 

Many thanks to Aevart Van Jook for our theme song. May our snobs be with you, dear listener (if you exist).

*Who, in direct contradiction to your snobbish hosts' misinformation, is not actually bald.