Two Hundred A Day

Two Hundred A Day

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Celebrating and analyzing the 70s detective show The Rockford Files
42: The Big Cheese
Nov 25 • 93 min
Nathan and Eppy discuss S6E10 The Big Cheese. Jim gets a phone call from a reporter friend telling him to expect something in the mail… just as he’s murdered! He doesn’t know what it is, but it’s something that a crooked union boss wants to get ahold of.…
41: Our Third Discussion Special
Nov 22 • 33 min
Your hosts Nathan and Eppy have a short conversation about what’s changed over the course of the podcast so far, what has surprised us about the show, and what we’re thinking about for the future. It happens to be Thanksgiving, so we also take a moment to…
40: A Blessing In Disguise
Oct 28 • 101 min
To celebrate our 40th episode, Nathan and Eppy take a look at the second Rockford Files TV movie, 1995’s A Blessing In Disguise. The premise is that Angel has become a televangelist preacher, so it’s worth watching for that alone! Though padded out in…
39: Dirty Money, Black Light
Sep 30 • 90 min
Nathan and Eppy discuss S3E22 Dirty Money, Black Light. Rocky finally gets a break and wins a vacation in Hawaii - but once he’s gone, starts receiving thousands of dollars in cash in the mail. Jim, worried that he’s been tricked into a scam, has to…
38: The Big Ripoff
Aug 26 • 83 min
Nathan and Eppy discuss S1E7 The Big Ripoff. Jim goes on a European jaunt to track down the truth about a widow who received a big insurance payout, but his client doesn’t buy his conclusion that the husband is still alive. Trying to figure out a way to…
37: The Attractive Nuisance
Jul 29 • 92 min
Nathan and Eppy discuss S4E14 The Attractive Nuisance. Rocky has started a road-side restaurant, but a mysterious figure keeps prowling around the place. Simultaneously, Jim is being threatened by a lawsuit from a guy who climbed onto his trailer to look…
36: The Mayor’s Committee from Deer Lick Falls
Jun 30 • 91 min
Nathan and Eppy discuss S4E9 The Mayor’s Committee from Deer Lick Falls. A group of stand-up citizens from Deer Lick Falls, Michigan employ Jim to find them a firetruck, but of course that’s just a cover for their real intent: hiring a hit man! Once Jim…
35: The Empty Frame
Jun 17 • 90 min
Nathan and Eppy discuss S5E8. We finally meet Angel’s brother-in-law Aaron as he’s being feted as the new Police Commissioner - but a cadre of socialist revolutionaries breaks up the party and steals the art of the hosts, John & Jeff, right off the walls!…
34: Nice Guys Finish Dead
May 27 • 91 min
Nathan and Eppy finally venture into Season 6 to discuss E7 Nice Guys Finish Dead. Featuring a returning Tom Selleck as Lance White alongside the also-returning James Whitmore Jr as Freddie Beamer, this comedic episode is all about watching these strong,…
33: The Competitive Edge
May 13 • 91 min
Nathan and Eppy discuss S4E19 The Competitive Edge. Hired to track down the disappearance of a bank executive by his wife, Jim stumbles upon the secret of an exclusive "health club" The Alphian Way, leading to his own abduction to a rural mental health…
32: So Help Me God
Apr 29 • 93 min
Nathan and Eppy are joined by special guest Jess Banks to discuss one of the most memorable, and perhaps influential, episodes of The Rockford Files: S3E7 So Help Me God. Jim is called before a grand jury to testify about a case he knows nothing about,…
31: In Hazard
Apr 15 • 90 min
Want more Rockford Files trivia, notes and ephemera? Check out the Two Hundred a Day Rockford Files Files! Support the podcast by subscribing at patreon.com/twohundredaday. Big thanks to our Gumshoe patrons! Check them out: Richard Hatem Victor DiSanto…
30: The Big Goodbye
Apr 1 • 77 min
Welcome to Twenty Dollars a Day, the podcast where we explore our favorite fictional characters in the Star Trek: TNG universe! Nathan and Eppy discuss the character of Dixon Hill as introduced in S1E11 The Big Goodbye. When Captain Picard decides to…
29: The Queen of Peru
Mar 18 • 90 min
Nathan and Eppy discuss S4E12 The Queen of Peru. Rockford is trying to handle an insurance company client recover a stolen diamond, but things go pear-shaped as the crooks try to pull a fast one and the diamond ends up in… the RV of a family from Indiana?…
28: Local Man Eaten by Newspaper
Feb 25 • 89 min
Nathan and Eppy discuss S5E12 Local Man Eaten by Newspaper. Jim goes undercover at a scandal rag to figure out why his client, a doctor to the famous, has been burgled; meanwhile, a local mob boss is facing pressure from inside the family due to rumors…
27: Feeding Frenzy
Feb 11 • 89 min
Nathan and Eppy discuss S3E4 Feeding Frenzy. Jim's ex-girlfriend's father has been sitting on a literal pile of money that he accidentally stole, and now he wants Jim's help giving it back without repercussions. However, he's not alone in knowing about…
26: The Dark and Bloody Ground
Jan 28 • 101 min
Nathan and Eppy are joined by special guest Emily Care Boss to talk about S1E2 The Dark and Bloody Ground. Featuring the debut of Beth Davenport and excellent action sequences from director Michael Schultz, we have a lot to gush about beyond the…
25: I Still Love L.A.
Jan 14 • 93 min
Nathan and Eppy celebrate a year of the podcast by discussing the first 90s Rockford Files TV movie, I Still Love L.A. Fifteen years after the end of the original show, we catch back up with our friend Jim Rockford as he tries to (gasp) sell his trailer…
24: White on White and Nearly Perfect
Dec 24, 2017 • 93 min
Nathan and Eppy discuss S5E4, White on White and Nearly Perfect. Tom Selleck guest stars as Lance White, a squeaky clean alternative vision of what a P.I. can be. Working together to investigate the kidnapping of a wealthy industrial magnates daughter,…
23: The Aaron Ironwood School of Success
Dec 10, 2017 • 87 min
Nathan and Eppy discuss S2E1, The Aaron Ironwood School of Success. When Jim's former foster brother turns up in L.A., it's not just to promote his business empire; he has a problem and he needs help. It turns out that Jim may trust Aaron just a little…
22: The Four Pound Brick
Nov 26, 2017 • 87 min
Nathan and Eppy discuss S1E20 The Four Pound Brick. An old friend of Rocky's is convinced that her cop son's death was no accident, and Rocky hires Jim to look into it! A straight-forward detective mystery written by pulp author and screenwriter Leigh…
21: Hotel of Fear
Nov 12, 2017 • 89 min
Nathan and Eppy discuss S4E10 Hotel of Fear. Angel gets into serious trouble when he witnesses a murder, and Jim needs to look sharp to keep him out of the literal line of fire! This episode deftly handles multiple mysteries while showcasing all of the…
20: Quickie Nirvana
Oct 22, 2017 • 91 min
Nathan and Eppy discuss S4E7 Quickie Nirvana. Rockford's hippie acquaintance Sky Aquarian draws him into a serious problem with a former employer, a blackmail scheme and a bunch of money. A wonderful David Chase script gives us all of juicy characters,…
19: The No-Cut Contract
Oct 8, 2017 • 86 min
Nathan and Eppy discuss S2E15 The No-Cut Contact. Rob Reiner guest-stars as a "second rate quarterback on a third-rate team" who nevertheless drags Jim into trouble, caught between the Mob and the Feds. Can Jim figure out what's going on before "King"…
18: Just By Accident
Sep 24, 2017 • 88 min
Nathan and Eppy discuss S1E21 Just By Accident. This episode keeps the action moving along as Rockford investigates the death of a friends son, a Demolition Derby driver, in a mysterious accident - unfortunately, the writing overall and the treatment of…
17: There’s One in Every Port
Sep 10, 2017 • 84 min
Nathan and Eppy discuss S3E12 There's One in Every Port. Rockford thought he was helping out a friend, but it turns out he was conned! Now he has to assemble a crew, turn the mark and con his "old friend" Eddy in order to pay back the mob - before time…
16: The Oracle Wore a Cashmere Suit
Aug 27, 2017 • 89 min
Nathan and Eppy discuss S3E2 The Oracle Wore a Cashmere Suit. A self-proclaimed psychic is assisting the police with a missing persons case, and takes a keen interest in what Jim has to do with it. A wonderful performance from Robert Webber as "psychic"…
15: 2 Into 5.56 Won’t Go
Aug 13, 2017 • 85 min
Nathan and Eppy discuss S2E10 2 Into 5.56 Won't Go. Jim's old commander from the Korean war has been killed - but not before leaving a mysterious message on Jim's answering machine that leads the Colonel's daughter to Jim's door. This episode leans a…
14: Pastoria Prime Pick
Jul 23, 2017 • 88 min
Nathan and Eppy discuss S2E11 Pastoria Prime Pick. Jim's car break down in New Pastoria, and a series of coincidences quickly turn into a plot to charge him with a serious array of crimes - and the whole town is in on it! This episode features great…
13: Our Second Discussion Special
Jul 16, 2017 • 57 min
To celebrate going to a two-episode-a-month format, Nathan and Eppy take on some listener questions and comments about the show so far! We consider questions about some of our favorite episodes, including The Farnsworth Strategem and Chicken Little Is A…
12: The Girl in the Bay City Boys Club
Jul 9, 2017 • 87 min
Nathan and Eppy discuss S2E13 The Girl in the Bay City Boys Club. Jim goes to Bay City to investigate a crooked poker game, but quickly gets caught up with a rogue DA, his idealistic assistant Kate, and the mob. The only episode directed by James Garner,…
11: A Portrait of Elizabeth
Jun 11, 2017 • 95 min
Nathan and Eppy discuss S2E16 A Portrait of Elizabeth. Beth brings a new client (and her new boyfriend) to Jim to get some help, but it turns out that Dave has a nefarious scheme of his own. This episode effortlessly weaves together the emotional…
10: Chicken Little Is A Little Chicken
May 14, 2017 • 91 min
Nathan and Eppy discuss S2E9 Chicken Little Is A Little Chicken. Angel asks Jim Rockford for a little help collecting some money - but before he knows it, Jim is orchestrating a way-too-complicated shell game to keep two rival mob bosses from planting…
9: Gearjammers (Part 2)
Apr 16, 2017 • 89 min
Nathan and Eppy discuss S2E4 Gearjammers, Part 2. Jim's car has exploded, Rocky is still being targeted for death and just why were those trucks hijacked anyway? It's a race against time for Jim and Dennis to figure out the mystery that started last…
8: Gearjammers (Part 1)
Apr 9, 2017 • 95 min
Nathan and Eppy discuss S2E3 Gearjammers, Part 1. Jim's dad Rocky sees something he shouldn't and makes himself a target of assassination - can Rockford track him down before the killers do? In addition to the mystery, the joy of this episode is the…
7: Our First Discussion Special
Mar 17, 2017 • 50 min
We hit our first goal on Patreon! Thank you backers! To celebrate, Nathan and Eppy discuss their experience doing the podcast so far, and how training our critical Rockford eye just keeps revealing more to enjoy. Plus, Eppy shares the benefits of what…
6: Just Another Polish Wedding
Mar 12, 2017 • 93 min
Nathan and Eppy discuss S3E17, Just Another Polish Wedding. Gandalf Finch (Isaac Hayes) and Marcus Hayes (Louis Gossett Jr.) team up to race against Jim in an effort to be the first to find the heir to a buried fortune - but of course nothing is quite as…
5: Charlie Harris at Large
Feb 12, 2017 • 85 min
Nathan and Eppy discuss S1E19, Charlie Harris at Large. Rockford's old prison buddy "Charming" Charlie Harris is in some deep trouble, and comes to Jim to help him find the mystery woman that can save his bacon. This episode features some great character…
4: The Farnsworth Strategem
Jan 15, 2017 • 92 min
Nathan and Eppy discuss S2E2, The Farnsworth Strategem. This episode features Rockford running a confidence game on behalf of his friend Becker, and contains a number of recurring characters as well as an in-depth look at how he uses his okie oilman…
3: Sleight Of Hand
Dec 23, 2016 • 86 min
Nathan and Eppy discuss S1E15, Sleight of Hand. This episode stands out for being more personal to Jim Rockford and less of an "investigation of the week," and we talk about how this kind of departure-from-formula makes for a memorable episode. Thanks to:…
2: The Countess
Dec 23, 2016 • 86 min
Nathan and Eppy discuss S1E3: The Countess. Recommended for a first-time Rockford watcher! Thanks to: zencastr.com for helping us record fireside.fm for hosting us thatericalper.com for the answering machine audio clips spoileralerts.org for the adding…
1: Tall Woman In Red Wagon
Dec 23, 2016 • 89 min
Nathan and Epidiah introduce the podcast, talk about why they love The Rockford Files so much, and discuss S1E5 "Tall Woman In Red Wagon." Thanks to: zencastr.com for helping us record fireside.fm for hosting us thatericalper.com for the answering machine…