Trailer Junkies Podcast

Trailer Junkies Podcast
Trailer Junkies Podcast (TJP) is where Jim and Ted discuss movie and TV trailers, and the consumer-facing part of media marketing.
Garry Winogrand, Mowgli, Arctic,
Nov 15 • 45 min
It’s episode 47 and Jim and Ted review four different trailers. They begin with a current Garry Winogrand documentary. They then move into Mowgli, then Arctic (or is it Artic?). Ted can’t spell, so who knows. After Arctic the guys get into Spies in…
Isn’t It Romantic, Cold Pursuit, and The Christmas Chronicles
Nov 8 • 61 min
It’s episode 46, and this week Jim & Ted review Isn’t It Romantic, Cold Pursuit, and The Christmas Chronicles. Ted also treats you, the listener, to an intimate story that’s surrounded by the song, Hotel California. Be sure to follow the Trailer Junkies:…
I am the Night, The Kid Who Would Be King, and Bird Box
Nov 1 • 63 min
It’s episode 45 and Jim & Ted review three different movies with similar features, I am the Night, The Kid Who Would Be King, and Bird Box. They make a few comparisons and contrasts between them. The guys also talk about what they’re watching. Ted is in…
Destroyer, The Kominsky Method, & Escape Room
Oct 25 • 74 min
It’s episode 44 and Jim & Ted are joined this week by Clarissa, Jim’s wife, to gain her perspective on women directors. The Trailer Junkies have a Hollywood sandwich. A fledgling production company in distribution peril as it’s founder struggles to keep…
Glass, Bodied, Aladdin, and Pet Sematary
Oct 18 • 51 min
It’s episode 43, and Jim and Ted review Glass, the third of the Unbreakable and Split movies from M. Night Shyamalan. They then move into the red band trailer, Bodied, a rap battle movie with Calum Worthy. Bodied gives Ted the green light to share a…
Vice, The Upside, The Mule, and Maniac Recap
Oct 11 • 81 min
In episode 42, Jim and Ted cover Vice, the story of Dick Cheney’s influence during George W. Bush’s presidency. The guys can’t wait to see this movie. Next, they discuss The Upside with Bryan Cranston, Kevin Hart, and Nicole Kidman. They finish up their…
Bumblebee, Mid90’s, & Dark Phoenix
Oct 4 • 76 min
This week Jim and Ted tackle nostalgia pretty hard. They discuss Gen-One Transformers, Continue with the Mid90’s, and end at Dark Phoenix’s retro-fail of the X-Men costumes. There’s a bit of introspection on Jim and Ted’s respective teen years. They…
Captain Marvel, Stan & Ollie, Marry Poppins Returns, and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
Sep 27 • 85 min
This week Jim & Ted recap what they’ve been watching, but before they do they tap into this week’s beer. After, they cover four different trailers. It’s an action packed week. Enjoy! Follow TJP Instagram @trailerjunkiespodcast Twitter @TJunkiesPodcast
Jack Ryan Recap, The Ballad of Buster Scrugs, Homecoming, and Overlord
Sep 20 • 70 min
This week Jim and Ted recap the Amazon series, Jack Ryan before covering three incredible movie trailers. Netflix and Amazon are at it again, and they end with Overlord. Yes, Operation Overlord, which was the codename for the Normandy invation on June 6,…
Thunder Road, Nike and Pepsi ads, and Burt Reynolds
Sep 13 • 71 min
The Trailer Junkies, Jim and Ted, have a discussion about thier favorite Burt Reynlods movies before takling the trailers for this week. At Ted’s work he used to have a marketing showcase where coworkers would bring inventive pieces of marketing to share…
In Like Flynn, Sorry for Your Loss, Slice, and Front Runner
Sep 6 • 68 min
This week Jim and Ted are joined by Jim’s father-in-law, Frank. They’re also “in studio” at Ted’s house (sorry for some echoes in the recording). The Trailer Junkies discuss four trailers this week: In Like Flynn, Sorry for Your Loss, Slice, and Front…
Amazon Trailerspective
Aug 30 • 71 min
First, a #TJPquickHIT Sometimes something will come out and won’t fit in the run of our show but if we feel strongly about it we’ll jump straight into it as the #TJPquickHIT. This week’s quick hits are Eureka and Homecoming. The Deeper dives: King Lear…
Green Book, Hunter Killer, and so much more!
Aug 23 • 71 min
…but first a #TJPquickHIT Sometimes something will come out and won’t fit in the run of our show but if we feel strongly about it we’ll jump straight into is as the #TJPquickHIT.] This week Jim’s #TJPquickHIT is The Kindergarten Teacher. Now the…
Maniac & The Favourite
Aug 16 • 57 min
It feels good to be back! …and we have new segments, new trailers and more. But first let’s pop the tops on some brews. (This will be much easier when we record on Friday nights - this week’s 6:30am record session wrecked our Sundays). Jimmy had a beer…
Recut of the Meg, Ideal Home, and The Man Who Killed Don Quixote
Aug 9 • 72 min
Hey Junkies, this is the last in our replays for Summer 2018. Me and Ted had a great summer and relaxing hiatus. As a result, we have some new segments coming up and we’ll continue to drop every Thursday. Thanks for sticking with us and we can’t wait to…
Recut: Isle of Dogs and Christopher Robin Teaser
Aug 2 • 47 min
Jimmy is back but now Ted is on the road this week. This was another favorite from our first season. Give it a listen.
Recut of Mortal Engines Teaser
Jul 26 • 27 min
Jimmy is now cutting across Texas so its only a week or two before we get back into the swing. Here’s an early one that we liked from late in December 2017.
Recut of Red Sparrow and More
Jul 19 • 46 min
As Jimmy sends boomerangs from Boston we get to enjoy one our early favorites. The thought of a fart killing you for A Quiet Place is a universal theme. The Expanse is also still in the news as it goes from SYFY to Netflix. We’ll be back soon.
Recut of Comedic Darkness
Jul 12 • 40 min
Originally recorded on Groundhog Day this recut of our Comedic Darkness episode features trailers for Groundhog Day, Game Night, Unsane and Dear Dictator. Enjoy this episode while Jimmy trucks over to Chicago!
The Hate U Give, The Predator, Beautiful Boy & Much More…
Jul 5 • 82 min
This week Jim & Ted cover a number of trailers giving you, dear listener, a lot to chew on while we are on hiatus. Yes, we will be traveling for the month of July and returning in August with new episodes and new segments. While we’re gone you can get…
Welcome to Marwen, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, & Creed II
Jun 28 • 43 min
This week Jim & Ted take on some doll love. No not that kind of love, but dolls as therapy for an artist recovering from an attack by five men. They also discuss Jerry Seinfeld’s new to Netflix show, and finally, Creed II. They’re both Rocky fans and…
A Star is Born, First Man, Bad Times at the El Royale, and much more.
Jun 21 • 63 min
This week Jim and Ted go extra terrestrial with three “out of this world” connected trailers. The theme is a stretch but so is getting to the moon on slide rulers, chalk, paper and pencil. They get through some of the great trailers that came out in the…
Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck it Ralph 2, BumbleBee & The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part
Jun 14 • 60 min
This week Jim and Ted host Bryce with his 8-year-old perspective. Ted gives you a bunch of Three Word Reviews to cover all the trailers that were released this week. We can’t talk about them all, so Ted does what he can.
Peppermint, The Sisters Brothers, and The Happytime Murders
Jun 7 • 54 min
In Jennifer Garner’s latest movie, Peppermint, we finally have a good use of the trailer to the trailer. The audio bite used from Jennifer Garner is not repeated in the body of the main trailer. It’s additive without being repetitive. The other trailers…
The Upfronts
May 31 • 82 min
All the major networks (and this year ABC added freeform) still did their Upfronts (a dog and pony show where stars are brought out in front of a theatre full of advertisers and they get to enjoy pandering and extended trailers.) Jimmy Kimmel does some…
Mile 22, Black Klansman, & Bohemian Rhapsody
May 24 • 76 min
It’s episode 27 and Jim & Ted are reviewing Mile 22, the latest in a long legacy from Peter Berg. From there they talk about Black Klansman… A Spike Lee Film, if you can believe it. Actually, Jim & Ted can believe it. They wrap things up with their anchor…
The Yellow Birds, Adrift, & Leave No Trace
May 17 • 75 min
This week Jim and Ted meet the challenge, and by meet the challenge we mean they watch some trailers about people who endure extreme pressure from war and natural disaster then return home in turmoil with the pressures of our modern civilization. Jim does…
Mary Shelley, Succession, & Uncle Drew
May 10 • 66 min
This week to celebrate our silver anniversary (25 weeks of doing this podcast) Jim and Ted are joined by their better halves to record at The Solvang Brewery on Cinco De Mayo. Let’s see what happens!
Woman Walks Ahead, Venom, & A Kid Like Jake
May 3 • 105 min
We know we just gave you our A24 Trailerspective, but since this is our 24th episode and Woman Walks Ahead moved us on so many levels we thought, why not another one from A24? Molly’s Game was our first podcast and now we have Jessica Chastain in another…
Equalizer 2, Westworld Season 2, & Lost in Space
Apr 26 • 63 min
Not even Ted’s love of Denzel and Antoine Fuqua can excite them into going and seeing this film. A great trailer but without feeling any peril for the lead Jim and Ted will only happen upon this movie accidentally while streaming. From the big screen Jim…
The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, Ideal Home, & The Meg!
Apr 19 • 71 min
This week Jim & Ted tackle a theme they didn’t realize they were tackling. It’s sort of a dramatic comedic theme surround three very different trailers. One of these movies took more than two decades to finish. There’s lot’s of questions asked and some…
A24’s Under the Silver Lake, First Reformed, & How to Talk to Girls at Parties
Apr 12 • 66 min
With the success of Lady Bird and The Disaster Artist A24 has carved a special niche for itself with some interesting 2018 films spanning and hybridizing many genres. This week Jim and Ted take a look at Under the Silver Lake, First Reformed and How to…
TAG, The House of Tomorrow, & The House with a Clock in Its Walls
Apr 5 • 57 min
This week Jim & Ted are back to their typical show. Not sure what happened last week, or why the Lady Junkies took over their mics. Perhaps it was an April Fools joke or something. Can you ever forgive us? There are three trailers this week, TAG, The…
Can You Forgive Me? and Overboard 2018
Mar 29 • 46 min
This week Jim & Ted have a twist. They discuss two trailers this week that might be a little off beat from their typical discussion. They also talk about Ted’s childhood soap opera watching and how Jim struggles with pronouncing ethnic names. We just hope…
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, Avengers: Infinity War, & Sorry to Bother You
Mar 22 • 56 min
This week Jim & Ted discuss the desired time period of the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts series then get into reviewing Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Avengers: Infinity War takes the stage and Jim rants about “Explosion Movies”.…
Christopher Robin, DPG, and Isle of Dogs
Mar 15 • 8 min
Very close on the heels of the 2017 Fox Searchlight film, Goodbye Christopher Robin and the uber successful Paddington 2 here’s another world-renowned anthropomorphized bear movie. The teaser art even nods to a bear in a hat. The Junkies then review a…
Fahrenheit 451, Ralph Breaks the Internet & Ready Player One
Mar 8 • 57 min
This week Jim & Ted try to escape from the real world a bit with three films that discuss the limits of human thought. First up an HBO remake of the Ray Bradbury’s 1953 novel, Fahrenheit 451. The two most popular Michaels are pitted against each other in…
The Solo Cup Final for Best Trailer
Mar 1 • 93 min
For the complete experience visit This week we have a special poster. This is an image based on a Guillermo del Toro sketch and it evokes the passion of Gustav Klimt’s The Kiss. As an auteur, Guillermo had control of every aspect…
Deadpool 2 and Many Dark Hours
Feb 22 • 77 min
For the most complete expereince visit www.trailerjunkiespodcast.comDiving into this week’s deep dive we find out that Jim’s just not into superhero movies. Ted does his best to angle for a few standouts like Black Panther and Deadpool. But this week we…
Star Wars Solo & Best 2018 Oscar Trailers
Feb 15 • 71 min
Wow! This week Jim & Ted cover a lot of ground. Before getting into the #TJPdeepDIVE for this week, Solo, A Star Wars Story, they discuss the trailers that premiered during the Super Bowl.
Comedic Darkness
Feb 15 • 40 min
This week we start with Groundhog Day. A movie has to be pretty powerful to spawn a genre breaking logline and this Bill Murray classic did that with this movie (I’ll save the title for the pod as Ted and Jim struggle to recall the name of this Tom Cruise…
Joaquin Phoenix, A Trailer-Spective
Feb 15 • 44 min
Can you learn all you need to know about an actor from trailers? Jim and Ted try and find out. Joaquin Phoenix has had a long career and quiet a variety of films but something about his look gives his audience the idea that it’s him acting there, and…
Miller’s Crossing Poster Critique
Feb 15 • 25 min
This week Jim and Ted decided to critique this timeless movie poster.
Red Sparrow & Much More
Feb 15 • 46 min
This week Jim and Ted discuss four trailers, but before they get into the big screen they start off with a Syfy show that Jim has been watching, The Expanse. At only halfway through the first season, Jim’s already a fan. Ted, on the other hand, is not…
Game Over, Man!
Feb 15 • 51 min
This week Ted & Jim tackle the buddy-action-comedy, Game Over, Man! In the evolution of how Trailer Junkies Podcast does this here are the videos all in one place. The #TJPdeepDIVE is Game Over, Man! but it’s really about Netflix.
Ocean’s 8 & Book of Henry
Feb 15 • 35 min
This week the junkies discuss the gender swap on Ocean’s 8 and compare the newest installment to the other Ocean’s 11 films both Clooney’s and Sinatra’s. A suggestion from Anne, Ted’s wife and Terrence, his coworker – Ted and Jim look back at Soderbergh’s…
Feb 15 • 24 min
WARNING: Jim is on vacation so the audio is a little rough but we wanted to get this one out to test another segment #TJPkidsTAKE Jim and Ted are joined by Ted’s kids, Audrey and Bryce (11 and 8 respectively) and they discuss the trailer for Ferdinand,…
Mortal Engines & The Greatest Showman
Feb 15 • 27 min
Please watch this Mortal Engines Official Trailer before listening. Jim and Ted agree on this one, the trailer as a trailer is a failure. Not a teaser, not a trailer but Ted explains what a lift is. With so much information missing Jim and Ted try and…
Paddington 2
Feb 15 • 30 min
The marmalade-loving bear is back at it with the Brown family in this gorgeous cinematically delightful sequel. Jim and Ted take a deep dive on this trailer and hijinks ensues. Ted flexes his film BA and his marketing MBA with some jargon and never forget…
12 Strong
Feb 15 • 38 min
De oppresso liber “To free the oppressed” is the Special Forces motto and this film, 12 Strong: The Declassified True Story of the Horse Soldiers commemorate the men who went to Afghanistan immediately after the September 11 attacks. During this trailer…