Oscar Fights! is the pop-up podcast where three friends have just 30 minutes to argue about the 2018 Oscar nominations. Featuring Natalie Kossar, Kevin Bransford, and Jason Weiler.
In the first episode of Oscar Fights, Kevin and Jason give The Shape of Water high marks, to Natalie's complete dismay. They argue about the story, the look, the performances, and most important of all - fish penises (or lack thereof).
Released: January 25, 2018
Running time: 29:58
The gang explores Greta Gerwig's coming of age darling, Lady Bird, and mostly agree that it's mostly fine. Jason confesses his high school love for DMB. Kevin and Natalie gush over Laurie Metcalf and scratch the surface of the Allison Janney debate.
Released: February 1, 2018
Running time: 30:00
Jordan Peele's Get Out is the source of inspiration for our third episode. The trio discusses the movie's staying power, social implications, and whether the TSA gives vehicles to its agents. Natalie poses the truly tough question: What exactly is so goddamned special about Caleb Landry Jones?
Released: February 4, 2018
Running time: 30:01
Kevin finally unleashes his fury at Martin McDonagh's original screenplay, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Jason applauds Sam Rockwell as a "scene chewer." Natalie compares the tactile differences between eggplants and dolphins. And, Oscar Fights receives its first call-ins!
Released: February 8, 2018
Running time: 30:59
The gang gushes over Call Me By Your Name, the first film to deserve a triple "A" score. Natalie details the intricacies of the infamous peach scene using 19th century sex language. Jason advocates for horrid '80s blouses. Kevin debuts Kevin's Korner, where he talks about movies nobody has seen...to nobody.
Released: February 12, 2018
Running time: 35:00
Oscar Fights goes against its own grain and makes a "minisode" by covering I, Tonya, a film which is NOT nominated for Best Picture. The gang talks about the exoneration of Tonya Harding (and Monica Lewinsky), and America's tendency to love-to-hate women.
Released: February 18, 2018
Running time: 26:00
The gang takes a break for one week and completely forgets how to do a podcast. They take on Christopher Nolan's WWII darling, Dunkirk. Kevin admits that he is on a celebration committee. Jason really liked "the boat." Natalie talks about the time she saw Tony Danza on broadway.
Released: February 22, 2018
Running time: 30:00
Up for debate this week is Joe Wright's The Darkest Hour, a film that is wildly enhanced by the existence of Dunkirk. Kevin and Natalie have a hard time with Winston Churchill's mouth noises. Jason doesn't understand a very simple question about in-unit laundry.
Released: February 27, 2018
Running time: 26:00
Feeling the effects of winter, the gang bickers for 25 glorious minutes while reviewing Steven Spielberg's The Post. Tom Hanks is miscast. Jesse Plemons shows up (because it's what Jesse Plemons does). Kevin, Jason, and Natalie do agree wholeheartedly about Sarah Paulson being a national treasure.
Released: February 28, 2018
Running time: 25:00
The final movie review of the season is here, and it's for Paul Thomas Anderson's Phantom Thread. Kevin compares the film to a string of Hitchcock favorites. Natalie goes on an epic tirade until she gets physically overheated and has to take off her scarf. The gang debuts a new segment, titled The Airing of Grievances, and Jason gets targeted.
Released: March 2, 2018
Running time: 43:20
The $8 Game Show
with Josiah Jenkins
It's another episode of The $8 Game Show! The only comedy gameshow podcast where you can win $8! In this episode, Comedian and Author Natalie Kossar (Pattern Behavior) has a family-worth of fun, writes greeting cards for less-loved holidays, and hears all the best years.
An Hour With Your Ex
with Mel & Mark
We head to Jurassic World with special guest Chicago comedian Natalie Kossar writer of Pattern Behavior. We discuss nostalgia, Bryce Dallas Howard, and try to guess who exactly is the villain of this movie. An Hour With Your Ex is a Chicago based podcast hosted by Mel Evans and Mark Colomb.
with Josiah & Rob
Natalie Kossar joins the guys to talk about the time-hopping tale of alluded-to romance and cannibalism, Fried Green Tomatoes. Josiah plays up the lesbian romance, Rob fleshes out the flesh-eating, and Natalie proposes a series of revisions. Remakes begin at 51:30.
Strong Female Leads
with Kate & Debs
Debra-Jane Appelby and Kate McCabe invite Natalie Kossar (Gryffindor, Pukwudgie, Otter Patronus) to discuss the Harry Potter books and movies, and to re-launch the Strong Female Leads Book Club, starting with Harry Potter and The Cursed Child. The Strong Female Leads podcast is a facet of the witty online magazine, Standard Issue.