#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “A big sweeping novel of friendship and marriage” (The Washington Post) by the celebrated author of The Prince of Tides and The Great Santini Leopold Bloom King has been raised in a family shattered—and shadowed—by tragedy. Lonely and adrift, he searches for something to sustain him and finds it among a tightly knit group of outsiders. Surviving marriages happy and troubled, unrequited loves and unspoken longings, hard-won successes and devastating breakdowns,... [more inside]
BoJack Horseman: Surprise! Season 6, Ep 4
Todd organizes a surprise wedding for Pickles and Mr. Peanutbutter, but the party quickly goes off the rails when Mr. Peanutbutter makes a confession. "What's with all this mid-century furniture so close to the ground?" "No one had to hide in the '50s?"
The Deep End is a 2001 drama film starring Tilda Swinton as Margaret Hall. Margaret disapproves of her teenage son Beau (Jonathan Tucker) sneaking off to meet his lover Darby Reese (Josh Lucas). When an argument between Beau and Darby ends in death, Margaret finds she's in over her head. [more inside]
WIth no audience and thus a silent theater, stand-up comedian and former Weekend Update writer Drew Michael offers a highbred of comedy and performance art in this engaging and self-indulgent experimental monologue. Topics include disability, herpes, self-reflection, and relationships.
Ever since his bit about the drug cocktail called "cheese" was featured on This American Life in 2010, I've been intrigued by Kumail Nanjiani. I've seen him pop up with wonderful small parts in Portlandia and Garfunkel and Oates, but now he's made an autobiographical movie (written together with his wife Emily V. Gordon) about struggling against cultural differences and parental expectations while discovering love and pursuing the dream of comedy. It is both deeply touching and hilarious as the cheese bit ever was.
The Good Place: What We Owe to Each Other Season 1, Ep 6
Eleanor helps Michael with his investigation. Chidi runs interference for Jianyu on his date with Tahani.
The Good Place: Category 55 Emergency Doomsday Crisis Season 1, Ep 5
Eleanor and Chidi are stuck inside with another couple as the growing sinkhole threatens. Tahani's inferiority complex is aggravated when she finds out she has the second lowest score of anyone in the neighborhood.
Steven Universe: Mindful Education Season 4, Ep 4
Steven and Connie deal with some of the psychological effects of working with the Crystal Gems. Sequences done by guest animator Takafumi Hori!
Steven Universe: Alone At Sea Season 3, Ep 15
Steven, Greg, and Lapis go on a boat excursion!
Steven Universe: Beach City Drift Season 3, Ep 11
When Kevin, the pushy jerk who spoiled Steven and Connie's first night as Stevonnie, shows up at the carwash and doesn't pay, Steven decides to take Greg's new used car out for a spin to beat him at an illegal underground street race.
My Mad Fat Diary: Big Wide World Season 1, Ep 1
After being discharged from a psychiatric hospital, Rae Earl has to figure out how to navigate teenage social life, her mom's new relationship, and her own secrets. [more inside]
Adventure Time: Cherry Cream Soda Season 7, Ep 3
Cherry Cream Soda struggles to put her life back together after Root Beer Guy's death.
Adventure Time: Varmints Season 7, Ep 2
Marceline helps Bubblegum with some varmints in her pumpkin patch.
Listeners, thank you so much for contributing your attention, questions and eartime to us this year. What a year it has been! Relisten to the highlights – and lowlights, including such annual delights as the Parade of Melancholy Calls and the blooper reel – in The Best of Answer Me This! 2014. [more inside]