Episode 40: Joal pays tribute to the late Joe Garagiola, the athlete and broadcaster who made her the superstitious, baseball-addled person she is today.
Episode 39: Joal channels the soul of the Oscars' typical voter: a sixtysomething white male. Hint: It's gonna be a Mad Max: Fury Road kinda night!
Episode 38: Joal discusses the new John Travolta-led series, American Crime Story: The People Vs. O.J. Simpson, with the one, non-O.J. American who still believes the fallen star is innocent of the 1994 murders ofNicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman: her mother.
Episode 37: Joal welcomes guest Stofor Bartol of Legacy.com to discuss why the winter really is bleak and, statistically speaking, deadly--and, no, not just for famous people.
Ep. 36: Batman, David Bowie, Jennifer Lopez’s Cape, Amy Schumer’s Pockets, Mozart in the Jungle, Golden Globes
Ep. 35: The Man in the High Castle, 11.22.63, American Idol, Oscar Nominations, Pete’s Dragon, Rizzoli & Isles
Episode 35: Joal's holiday present for you: a listicle! Specifically, her 12 totally random and arbitrary pop-culture things she's looking forward to in 2016. Somehow, Rizzoli & Isles is discussed, as is her totally exclusive finding that Robert Redford will be way older in the new Pete's Dragon than Mickey Rooney was in the old Pete's Dragon.
Episode 34: Joal opens up a holiday grab bag, and finds: news about Charlie Brown Christmas child-actor Peter Robbins; the least holiday-y holiday special not made in the 1970s (Toy Story That Time Forgot); the least holiday-y holiday special that was made in the 1970s (Home for the Holidays with Sally Field); a good argument as to why someone should remake Marlo Thomas' remake of It's a Wonderful Life (It Happened One Christmas); and, a sad story of a little girl with an angelic voice who, lacking the child-star gene, lost her solo on the Hanukkah song because she couldn't remember the words.
Episode 33: It's grab-bag time. Joal serves up toasty warm takes on Mary-Kate Olsen's "bowls of cigarettes," Justin Bieber's and One Direction's new albums, Macaulay Culkin's apparently crazy Bob Saget connection and notes the deaths of Scott Weiland and reality-star Chris Carney, husband of Disney Channel alum Tiffany Thornton.
Episode 32: Joal welcomes special guest Anthony Marco, podcaster and keeper of a Facebook fan page for General Mills' iconic monster cereals (Count Chocula, Franken Berry, Boo Berry and the rest), to talk, well, General Mills' iconic monster cereals. Listen advisory: Franken Berry stool, marmints and Foster Brooks are discussed.