The Matt Sager Podcast

The Matt Sager Podcast

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Welcome to the podcast of Matt Sager, veteran broadcaster, voice actor, writer and producer from New York City. I’m always on the lookout for callers, guests, and anyone who would like to participate in the show and join the fun. Send me an email to [email protected], or call (646) 535-4788. Make sure to subscribe to the show, and to leave ratings and reviews! Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/mattsager/support


Halloween in September: Stephen King and the Walking Dead Return
Sep 12 • 15 min
Stephen King is everywhere, with It: Chapter 2 in theaters, his new novel The Institute on bookshelves and Kindles, and even the difficult-to-find but excellent TV show Mr. Mercedes back on TV. Plus, HQ Trivia recently hosted a King-themed game, which I…
Matt’s Mailbag September 5, 2019
Sep 5 • 17 min
It’s been a while since I’ve answered listeners questions on this show, so tonight is dedicated to catching up on your emails! You can ask me anything, anytime: send questions or comments to [email protected] or you can use any of the various ways to get…
Marvel’s Latest Disney Plus News
Aug 27 • 18 min
Continuing coverage of this weekend’s massive news dump, let’s turn to the new Marvel Disney Plus projects announced at D23. Sadly, the video promo for WandaVision has not been released publicly, but it’s been described to me and it sounds amazing. The…
Jesse Pinkman’s Second Act
Aug 26 • 18 min
There is a lot to catch up on, so I’ll start with the most exciting news; the story I’ve been researching, investigating and reporting on for a year or more: the Breaking Bad movie, El Camino, is coming to Netflix on October 11! And oh yes, we have a…
Doctor Demented
Aug 12 • 14 min
We’re taking a brief detour from entertainment news and reviews, to discuss some personal life stuff. That’s always been part of my show, and if it was ever called for - wow! So, no disrespect to Robin Williams, laughter is not the best medicine.…
Liefeld Done with Youngblood
Aug 6 • 21 min
After an unannounced, unscheduled hiatus, the Matt Sager Podcast is back! And just in time to comment on 2 great streaming shows that have premiered in recent weeks: the revived Veronica Mars, whose season 4 is airing on Hulu, and Amazon’s adaptation of…
Hail Spidey
Jul 18 • 16 min
San Diego Comic-Con is underway, and already the news is starting to trickle in, as are awesome trailers like this one for the amazing-looking, if very bloody, It: Chapter 2! https://youtu.be/xhJ5P7Up3jA So I will continue to monitor the news from San…
Bond 25 Not Rushing the Whole Diversity Thing
Jul 15 • 17 min
To think that just a few months ago, there were semi-credible rumors of Idris Elba taking over as the venerable James Bond, in this creaky old film franchise. We do have a black, female, 007, but if the Daily Mail is to be believed, it is not only a…
HBO Max
Jul 10 • 11 min
WarnerMedia’s long-awaited streaming service has been announced: HBO Max, launching in 2020, will include programming from all across Warners’ massive catalog - including some programming from HBO, and DC Universe, among others. It’s not clear how much…
Joker and Negan, and How Much Does Source Material Matter?
Jul 9 • 18 min
While at Fan Expo, The Walking Dead’s Cailey Fleming (Judith Grimes) and Cassady McClincy (Lydia) posted a super-cute photo of themselves in a yoga pose they call “the crawling walker.” You can see it here: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bzqq4XvFeQ0/ Fleming…
Preludes and Nocturnes
Jul 5 • 22 min
Yesterday was an especially crazy Independence Day here in the United States. No alien invasion, or - sigh - President Whitman, but there were some tanks and some stuff about air travel in the 18th century, which I did not know about. But hey, 1790, 1912,…
A Huge Comic Ends Abruptly
Jul 2 • 13 min
A huge comic, which has spawned several TV shows, books, and soon movies, is very suddenly coming to an end tomorrow (Wednesday, July 3). The Walking Dead is known for having no limits: the only rule is that nobody, and nothing lasts, and we’re never…
The End of the Marvel Netflix Era
Jul 1 • 20 min
Over the weekend, I re-watched Avengers: Endgame, this time with 6 extra minutes, and - it was certainly long. 3 hours and 7 minutes is a long time to sit still, not counting the ads and trailers. And while it was great to see this epic again, I wouldn’t…
About That Angel 20th Anniversary Reunion
Jun 25 • 22 min
Way back in April, I was hearing (and reporting - https://anchor.fm/mattsager/episodes/Joker-Trailer-Has-Arrived—Also-Happy-Birthday-to-RDJ—and-Angel-Anniversary-Reunion-Rumors-Persist-e3lhfg) rumblings about an Angel 20th Anniversary from David Boreanaz…
Swamp Thing Actor Discusses Cancellation
Jun 19 • 18 min
DC Universe briefly flirted with Swamp Thing, their third original show. In doing so, the streaming service was finally adding content and working towards building an app/streaming service with a bit of actual content. However, DCU only got 4.5 million…
Jessica Jones Exits, Veronica Mars Returns
Jun 17 • 19 min
Netflix has debuted its third and final season of Jessica Jones, and I’m near the end of a great, but imperfect viewing. This bittersweet, final season marks the end of the Netflix/Marvel experiment, and it has much of what made the entire endeavor so…
First Trailer for Epix Alfred Begins Series, Pennyworth
Jun 12 • 18 min
Batman’s best friend, father figure, and - well, butler - has an origin series, Pennyworth, coming to Epix July 28. In the first trailer, released today, we meet a young Alfred, who meets a young Thomas Wayne and kicks a whole lot of Cockney ass, setting…
Jessica Jones Suffers Foolkiler Gladly in Final Season
Jun 7 • 19 min
Jessica Jones’ third and final season hits Netflix on June 14. Check out the trailer: https://youtu.be/7DBKS2qH51I And here’s a video featuring Krysten Ritter in her behind-the-camera role as director: https://youtu.be/EVItgluTbvQ The reviews are mixed,…
Knives out for the Bumbling Boobs at DC Universe and Fox
Jun 6 • 24 min
Tonight, neither of the big two is spared, as DC Universe has given us every possible sign that it has no intention of improving, that it is little more than a scam, and that their mistaken belief that shooting in North Carolina would net them $30…
Upcoming Cancellations: iTunes, and (Maybe) Vertigo?
Jun 4 • 23 min
Apple had many announcements at this year’s WWDC, including upgrades to iOS and MacOS, and a new OS for iPads called iPad OS. I know, I have no idea where they get these amazing names from either! Then again, my podcast is just called The Matt Sager…
The Week in TV: Swamp Thing and Archer Premieres, Twilight Zone Finale
May 31 • 18 min
It’s been a busy week for television/streaming shows: Swamp Thing had its series premiere - I like it, and encourage you to try it, but with some caveats which I discuss tonight. I don’t discuss anything that happens on the episode itself, because the…
Archer Season 10 Premieres Tonight! Plus, Deadbeat Dad Professor X Stops by to Visit in New Legion Season 3 Trailer
May 29 • 21 min
Archer season 10, or Archer: 1999 brings back the crew that once comprised a bumbling, privatized group of intelligence operatives named I.S.I.S., a concept which, for several reasons, has not aged well. So, in keeping with the show’s recent seasons of…
David Harbour Speaks out on Hellboy
May 27 • 20 min
Hellboy is ending its run theaters, not with a bang but with a whimper to the tune of $40 million worldwide. By contrast, the movie cost $50 million to produce, not including the expenses of marketing and promoting the film. So, between that and the…
Tom King Departs Batman at Issue 85
May 22 • 22 min
Tom King had just told the Hollywood Reporter that Batman #85 would herald a twist that would “change the character for a generation” - a change which would unfold over the final 15 issues of King’s run - when word abruptly came down that, instead, King…
Elizabeth Warren, AOC and Kirsten Gillibrand Hated the Game of Thrones Finale, Too
May 21 • 17 min
It’s not just you, me, our friends and families, and every user of IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes who hated the Game of Thrones series finale. Political superstars Elizabeth Warren and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez express their disappointment with the episode, and…
Robert Pattinson Is Our New Batman
May 17 • 17 min
Well, we have some Batman casting news: Robert Pattinson is the next Dark Knight. Thoughts? Yeah, I’m still processing it all, too. It’s certainly a conversation starter, so let’s start the conversation, and hope for the best. Sorry, Armie Hammer, your…
MSP is Back! Also Returning Soon, Black Mirror and Rick and Morty!
May 15 • 21 min
After a medical time out to deal with a feline emergency, my kitties are fine and the Matt Sager Podcast is back! Thank you for being patient, and I bring good news! I have both dates, and trailers, for the upcoming Black Mirror season 5 and Rick and…
New Trailers - Watchmen, It: Chapter Two
May 9 • 23 min
It’s another big trailer day, as HBO’s upcoming Watchmen series gets its first teaser, and the Loser’s Club returns in the first trailer for It: Chapter Two. Watchmen has been described rather specifically by showrunner Damon Lindelof as neither a reboot…
Legion Season 3 Trailer! Plus, Marvel Announces Release Dates of Next 8 Movies.
May 8 • 15 min
The trailer for Legion’s third and final season is up, and it looks like the underrated marvel mutant show is going out with a bang Highlights of the trailer are an appearance from poppa Charles Xavier, and David taking Cerebro for a spin. And some…
Veronica Mars Trailer - Neptune Needs a Hero
May 2 • 20 min
Because we fans now have the mixed blessing of getting everything we ask for, Veronica Mars is returning for an 8-episode run on Hulu, a 4th season airing just 12 years after season 3! I am honestly thrilled at the prospect of returning to Neptune, and of…
Crisis of Character
Apr 30 • 20 min
Tonight’s episode contains some spoilers for Heroes in Crisis, up to and including issue #8. I love it when you ask me questions - sometimes, like tonight, I dedicate an entire episode to the question of, have I come around to enjoying Heroes in Crisis?…
Don’t Spoil the Endgame! (Or Game of Thrones)
Apr 29 • 20 min
I saw Avengers: Endgame, and loved it - and I consider myself very lucky, not only because it was so very great but because all of my social media and news feeds are rife with spoilers. Even the articles, essays and videos I’ve seen with “spoiler warning”…
Heading out to See Avengers Endgame, By-Eee
Apr 25 • 16 min
I’m heading out to go experience Avengers: Endgame, all 3 hours and 1 minute of the movie that currently has the highest Rotten Tomatoes score of any Marvel movie to date. And I haven’t read any of the guides as to when it’s safe to go to the bathroom,…
Early Reviews of Avengers: Endgame Suggest a New Standard of Greatness for the MCU
Apr 24 • 17 min
The reviews are in - mostly via Twitter, but people who have seen the premiere of Avengers: Endgame are gushing with praise. Tonight I share some of the glowing praise, and as I read the tweets there are a few actual reviews showing up, from The Hollywood…
Spider-Man: Far from Home Info Dump
Apr 22 • 16 min
There’s a lot of new information available about Spider-Man: Far from Home, not the least of which is that it - not Avengers: Endgame - is the last movie in Marvel Phase 3/The Infinity Saga. But that’s not all, there’s also new information about the…
Swamp Thing Cut Short - Trouble at DC Universe?
Apr 18 • 21 min
Swamp Thing’s first season is still set for a May 31 premiere on DC Universe - however, it’s been abruptly cut short from 13 episodes to 10, and different reasons for this have been cited by different sources. Some say it’s a matter of creative…
Disappointment: Apple, Shazam and a Rough Couple of Days
Apr 16 • 22 min
It’s been a rough couple of days, for several reasons, a couple of which I need to vent just a bit: Apple’s support of it’s own products: iMacs, and iCloud, is so utterly incompetent and disinterested that I can’t help but wonder why they’re branching out…
Skywalker Rising
Apr 12 • 16 min
Star Wars Episode 9 has a new title, and a new trailer! You can watch it here: https://youtu.be/adzYW5DZoWs The trailer raises many questions, not the least of which is it’s very curious title, suggesting that Rey’s secret heritage may finally be…
Disney Plus Announcement: Date, Price, Programming and More!
Apr 11 • 14 min
Bob Iger’s presentation to Disney shareholders today was livestreamed, and a lot more exciting than your average shareholders meeting. Iger took the stage at Disney’s Buena Vista HQ to announce the details of their long-awaited upcoming streaming service,…
Hellboy Panned by Critics
Apr 10 • 14 min
I often wish that I weren’t correct, particularly when the film adaptation of a comic favorite looks terrible - as in Neil Marshall’s reboot of Hellboy. The original films, directed by Guillermo Del Toro and starring Ron Perlman and Selma Blair, were…
The Ant-Man Theory
Apr 8 • 20 min
The Ant-Man theory, like many theories born on Reddit, is an insult to both science and religion. It also involves Thanos’ butt, is gross, and has spawned a song, which - sigh - you can enjoy here: https://youtu.be/p0-SmLRq4Hw In other movie news, you…
Joker Trailer Has Arrived! Also Happy Birthday to RDJ, and Angel Anniversary Reunion Rumors Persist!
Apr 4 • 16 min
The first trailer for the Todd Phillips-directed Joker, starring Joaquin Phoenix, has arrived. There’s a lot to unpack here, but what really caught my eye was a younger-looking Robert DeNiro, who is appearing in the Martin Scorsese-produced film, set in…
Avengers Endgame Breaks the Internet
Apr 2 • 16 min
A new trailer (or more specifically, a ‘special look’) for Avengers: Endgame was released today, driving enthusiasm for the movie to the point where AMC, Fandango and other websites that sell movie tickets, crashed! You can watch the trailer here (but be…
Tom Holland Does Not Get the Script
Apr 1 • 23 min
This per Joe Russo, who at a premiere for Avengers: Endgame in India, went on to say that “Tom Holland has a hard time keeping his mouth shut.” It’s not entirely unfair , as you can see an entire timeline of Holland’s spoilage here:…
Comic Movies and TV Updates March 28, 2019
Mar 28 • 19 min
Tonight’s episode is all about comic characters on screens big and small tonight, as a listener asks me for my thoughts on the Hellboy reboot, and well, based on what I’ve seen so far, I’m not terribly impressed. Hope springs eternal, however, and on that…
Midweek News Round-Up - Angelina Jolie Joins Eternals Movie, DC Cancels More Scheduled Trades
Mar 27 • 19 min
Angelina Jolie has reportedly signed on with Marvel, to play a character in their upcoming Eternals movie! Her character has not been named, but my money’s on Circe. Any other guesses? Agree or disagree, I’d love to hear from you so make sure to listen to…
Apple’s Brave New World
Mar 26 • 27 min
Let’s go over all the highs and lows of Apple’s many new services, from news to gaming to their new streaming service, Apple TV Plus! Also, now we know why Steven Spielberg has really been so down on Netflix, and it’s both exciting and tremendously…
It’s Time for Zack Snyder to Stop Talking, Please
Mar 25 • 15 min
Oh, Zack Snyder - go home, you’re drunk. Snyder is still sticking with his vision of the DC Universe and championing a Batman who kills (and lies and commits atrocities in tandem with the government), which is frankly shocking. How anyone could create Man…
Announcing Robot Mutant!
Mar 22 • 3 min
Sorry for the abbreviated week - the Matt Sager Podcast will either go weekly, or a few times a week at regular intervals, or resume nightly broadcasts next week. One of the reasons for the lack of episodes this week has been the recording and editing of…
Disney Acquires Fox
Mar 20 • 19 min
Disney continues to grow, changing the media landscape dramatically with today’s acquisition of Fox. For comics and movie fans, this is great news because the X-Men and Fantastic Four will be in far better hands, and a fully cohesive Marvel Cinematic…
Warners in Crisis
Mar 19 • 26 min
Kevin Tsujihara is out as Warner Bros. CEO, in the wake of a vile sex scandal involving Brett Ratner, his production partner James Packer, and an actress named Charlotte Kirk. There are no heroes in this tale, although I kind of already thought that Brett…
Disney Gets Their Gunn
Mar 15 • 17 min
Disney made two very smart decisions today: they’ve rehired James Gunn to direct Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, and they’ve returned Danai Gurira to the Avengers: Endgame poster, and this time they included her name along with the rest of the characters,…
Two Captain Marvels and Hawkeyes
Mar 14 • 20 min
I’ve noticed that even my trolls are pretty civil, so I’d like to thank you for that - it’s very refreshing in this day and age to have someone disagree with you politely and - better yet - continue to subscribe to your podcast! And so, since even those…
Midweek News Round-Up
Mar 13 • 25 min
I’ve been getting loads of questions today about the actors who were caught up in the college admissions scandal, mentioned on last night’s podcast - http://tinyurl.com/y277jsuk - about why Felicity Huffman has been arrested, and both Lori Loughlin and…
Second Coming of Swamp Thing
Mar 12 • 22 min
Not long ago on this podcast (on the episode titled ‘Let Your Freak Flag Fly’) I mentioned several DC Comics cancellations that I found unfortunate. The axing of upcoming Vertigo series Second Coming was perhaps the most understandable, however…
Captain Marvel Dominates Box Office, But Goose Rules Social Media
Mar 11 • 19 min
I’m still working on my Captain Marvel review - I’ve got to find a way to spoiler-proof my thoughts on this movie, that may well be a Rosetta Stone of sorts to the past and future of Marvel movies. I do have some great box office news, however - the movie…
Friday Wrap-Up - Captain Marvel, Jussie Smollett and More
Mar 8 • 21 min
I’ve seen Captain Marvel, and I have some thoughts - basically that, as expected, it’s a very good movie. Beyond that, I’m going to think carefully before reviewing this movie that many trolls are trashing without cause, and some reviewers are tripping…
Idris Elba Joins The Suicide Squad
Mar 7 • 28 min
The Suicide Squad is shaping up to be as great as Suicide Squad, the original, was terrible. With James Gunn on board and the DC Extended Universe looking to move forward and continue their string of critical and commercial hit movies, the news today is…
Captain Marvel Reviews Have Begun - Oh and by the Way I Was Attacked!
Mar 6 • 27 min
In the wake of the world premiere of Captain Marvel, the first reviews have begun to arrive, and trolls are frothing over every negative word, as they continue obsessing over utterly inoffensive (and true) remarks made by Brie Larson. Nothing like an…
Luke Perry, Gone Too Soon
Mar 4 • 21 min
Luke Perry has left us way too soon. Many people who worked with Perry, who died of a massive stroke at the age of 52, are heartbroken and grief-stricken. Riverdale has shut down so that the cast and crew can mourn Perry, who played Archie’s father Fred…
No Bones About It, Fox Is Screwed
Feb 28 • 22 min
Despite James Murdoch allegedly confiding that Bones was, during its long run, Fox’s biggest earner, Fox has been found guilty of fraud, lying and cheating the cast and creators of the show, and are going to have to pay $179 million for their, and I’m…
Rotten Tomatoes Erects Troll Bridge
Feb 26 • 13 min
I had bit of rant on Friday’s episode - https://www.spreaker.com/user/7228931/episode-108-captain-marvel-speculation - against the weaponizing of Rotten Tomatoes against Captain Marvel. The film was being flooded with negative reviews, which is absurd…
Oscar Thoughts
Feb 25 • 24 min
The 91st Academy Awards went much better than many - certainly better than I - expected. While there were no disasters of the sort the Oscars endured in 1989, the last time they went host-less, there were a few sad commentaries on the state of film,…
Captain Marvel Speculation
Feb 22 • 21 min
Captain Marvel is set to premiere, and with it, the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe begins. So why are so many fans convince that Brie Larson hates white men, and review-bombing the movie on Rotten Tomatoes? For that matter, why are people who…
Fallen Empire
Feb 21 • 19 min
I can’t believe that I’m talking about Jussie Smollett, but this is important. His false hate crime is an act of such stupidity, such selfishness and so dangerous, it may very well make it more difficult for real victims, in ways which we can only…
A Tale of Two Empires
Feb 19 • 22 min
Jussie Smollett, known for his work on the television show Empire, is making headlines for all the wrong reasons. After making a police complaint alleging that he was attacked by two men, it has since been revealed that these attackers - who were…
The End of the Netflix Marvel Universe
Feb 18 • 26 min
I hate to be right, but anyone paying attention could see this was coming: Netflix has cancelled The Punisher and Jessica Jones, the latter of which will air its third and final season, and that will mark the end of the Netflix Marvel Universe. It was…
Let Your Freak Flag Fly
Feb 15 • 23 min
It’s a great day for freaky superheroes, as today sees the premieres of Doom Patrol on DC Universe, and Umbrella Academy on Netflix! Let’s talk about the past, present, and future of weird comics, and properties based on them. Let’s also speculate about…
5 Seasons and a Movie, Bitch! (Rebroadcast)
Feb 14 • 14 min
Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope you had a lovely time with your sweetheart, and if you don’t have one, I hope you were extra nice to yourself. In honor of the confirmed news about the Breaking Bad movie, discussed on last night’s episode of the Matt Sager…
Breaking Bad Movie Update
Feb 13 • 16 min
We finally have an update on the Breaking Bad movie, first announced on the Matt Sager Podcast way back in November 2018! Much of my speculation turns out to have been correct, and there are some new details about both the plot and distribution of the…
Trailers for Disney and Horror Movies (And One That Fits Either Category)
Feb 12 • 15 min
The trailer for Tolkien was released today - it’s the biopic that tells of a quiet, peaceful, solitary soul, called to a great adventure known as World War I. It’s clear that this movie is about how real events shaped the fantasy world of Middle-Earth…
Award Show Drama, New Marvel Series Coming to Hulu
Feb 11 • 25 min
And so begins the second hundred episodes of the Mat Sager Podcast! I’m still sick, I’ll tell you all about it, but more importantly lets talk about the drama we saw at the Grammys, which are doubtless going to pale before an even more tense Oscars…
Top 10 Best TV Shows of 2018 (Rebroadcast)
Feb 6 • 20 min
If you listened to last night’s landmark 100th episode of the Matt Sager Podcast - https://www.spreaker.com/user/mattsager/episode-100-oscars-are-officially-host-l - then you know that I’ve been battling a cold, and I’m afraid that the cold won. I’m a…
Oscars are Officially Host-less, Plus News About Comics Coming to (and Leaving) FX
Feb 5 • 20 min
We’ve made it to 100 episodes! So pardon my voice, but I’m working through a cold - and, I think, using what might be the last few words I have left before losing my voice - because I just felt a need to celebrate, and to thank you for all you’ve done to…
Netflix and Chilly (Rebroadcast)
Feb 1 • 17 min
It’s bitter, brutally cold here in New York City, and it’s even worse in many other parts of the U.S. So, this episode is, if anything, more relevant than it was when it first aired. So enjoy, while I make plans for the 100th EPISODE(!) of the Matt Sager…
Batfleck No More
Jan 31 • 15 min
Another of my predictions has come true - that’s twice this week. Time to either enroll in the Xavier Institute, or maybe get some training from Scatman Crothers in how to use my gift wisely. As I suggested would happen on a recent episode of this podcast…
Viewer Mail 2
Jan 29 • 25 min
It’s time for another round of What’s in My Box, in which I answer questions on anything and everything. Tonight, people are wondering why I’m annoyed by Bill Maher once again, and here’s a link to the video that set me off, and which I discuss tonight:…
Black Panther and Aquaman Triumphant
Jan 28 • 18 min
Black Panther took home the SAG Award for outstanding by an ensemble - finally someone I voted for won! Check out Chadwick Boseman’s beautiful acceptance speech here: https://youtu.be/SgASaCn8XXs Meanwhile Aquaman is officially the highest grossing film…
Bryan Singer Allegedly a Serial Child Predator
Jan 25 • 18 min
I tried to tackle this topic on Wednesday, and found myself so overcome with rage that I ran another episode instead. I’ve done some thinking on it, and while I’m no less outraged, I’m able to discuss the horrifying, damning coverage by The Atlantic of…
Black Thursday
Jan 24 • 23 min
It’s been a brutal day for media companies, who are laying off huge amounts of staff as they struggle to keep up with the ever-changing economy, to say nothing of technology and how to best attract readers and keep their advertisers happy. As the…
Starry Skits (Rebroadcast)
Jan 23 • 20 min
After last night’s episode about the 2019 Academy Awards nominees, which included the first-ever inclusion of a superhero movie as Best Picture (Black Panther, which is up for 7 Oscars in total), here’s a reminder that the televised broadcast is going to…
2019 Academy Awards Nominees
Jan 22 • 14 min
The nominees are in for the 2019 Academy Awards, and history has been made! Black Panther is the first superhero film to be nominated for best picture - and it’s also up for 6 other Oscars! Also, Sam Elliott has finally been nominated, it’s pretty…
Who Ya Gonna Call?
Jan 21 • 20 min
A teaser trailer has emerged for Ghostbusters 3, to be directed by Jason Reitman, who literally grew up on the set of the original films. So of course this has to launch a huge kerfuffle on Twitter, this time from Leslie Jones who really should know…
Netflix and Chilly
Jan 18 • 19 min
It’s freezing in New York City, and a blizzard is heading our way - which means I can’t go see the movie that made it to number one on my list of most anticipated movies of 2019, Glass. And, as the reviews keep coming in and getting worse, I do not mind…
Glass Premieres Tomorrow - Also Some Thoughts on Spider-Man Far From Home Trailer
Jan 17 • 14 min
I’ll finally be seeing Glass tomorrow, when it premieres in theaters. Sadly, I have even more bad reviews from online, and personal friends of mine with similar tastes, and let’s just say I’ve lowered my expectations. I’m still ready to love it, but…
Top 10 Anticipated Movies of 2019 (Rebroadcast)
Jan 16 • 21 min
OK, fine. I’ve heard your requests for a re-airing of my top 10 most anticipated movies of 2019, just 48 hours before I go see Glass and, potentially, come off looking quite foolish for ranking it so highly. Or maybe, I’ll be vindicated? Based on the…
Critics Smash Glass
Jan 15 • 26 min
The critics continue their onslaught of horrible reviews of Glass, which I went out on a limb and, even knowing how uneven M. Night Shyamalan can be, named my most highly anticipate movie of 2019 on an earlier episode of this podcast. I’ve gathered some…
Glass, Shattered?
Jan 14 • 21 min
So, the movie that made it to number one on my list of most highly-anticipated movies of 2019 - M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass, in theaters January 18 - is taking a critical pounding. Whoops. Still, I’m withholding judgement until I see it myself, although I…
Top 10 Best Movies of 2018 (Rebroadcast)
Jan 10 • 20 min
I’m still wrestling with this sinus infection, which, for those keeping score at home, has spread to my left eye,so life’s a party. So, while I do my Nick Fury cosplay from bed, here’s another requested re-broadcast of a recent episode, which aired the…
Starry Skits
Jan 9 • 20 min
Kevin Hart won’t be hosting the Academy Awards, and it looks at though the awards show will proceed without a host at all this year. This will mark the first Oscars since 1989 in which, instead of a host, the show instead features what Variety calls…
Top 10 Best Television Episodes of 2018 (Rebroadcast)
Jan 8 • 24 min
My sinus infection just won’t go away. Fortunately I did a few great episodes in the run up to Christmas and New Year’s Eve/Day, which I’ve actually received requests to rebroadcast. Like this episode from Christmas Eve, which lists my top 10…
Love, Death & Robots
Jan 7 • 11 min
Netflix has announced a new animated series from directors Tim Miller (Deadpool), and David Fincher (Fight Club, The Social Network). Each of the series’ 18 episodes will feature a different team of animators, and will feature a variety of genres…
Punisher Season 2 Release Date! Also, HQ Trivia Has Some Explaining To Do
Jan 4 • 18 min
Netflix has announced the release date for The Punisher Season 2! I’ve got that info, along with some analysis of the trailer, on tonight’s episode. You can also watch the trailer here: https://youtu.be/j9nca9cktCI Also, it may be time to take HQ Trivia…
Mouse Takes Fox
Jan 3 • 11 min
Collectibles retailer Entertainment Earth got their hands on a letter sent out to Fox shareholders, with some rather revealing letterhead. It appears as though the timeline of Disney’s acquisition of Fox is moving ahead much faster than has been reported…
New on Netflix January 2019
Jan 2 • 12 min
Netflix has added many new titles, as they do every month. So far, it’s only January 2 and they’ve already added The Dark Knight, Watchmen, Pan’s Labyrinth, Pulp Fiction, and all of the Indiana Jones movies. They’re going to keep adding great titles…
Intergalactic Sociopath
Jan 1 • 15 min
Netflix added Avengers: Infinity War to its library on Christmas, and many people were thrilled. A loud few, however, took great umbrage at the accompanying description, which correctly described Thanos as an “intergalactic sociopath.” Why people freaked…
Top 10 Anticipated Movies of 2019
Dec 31, 2018 • 22 min
With 2018 coming to a close, here’s a look ahead at the 10 most highly anticipated movies of 2019. Agree? Disagree? Let me know, via email: [email protected], or listen to the end of the episode for more ways to get in touch. Thanks for checking out…
Top 5 Best Comics of 2018
Dec 28, 2018 • 19 min
As the year draws to a close, here’s a look back at the top 5 best comics of 2018. Agree? Disagree? Let me know, via email: [email protected], or listen to the end of the episode for more ways to get in touch. Also, a reminder - I’d like your suggestions…
Top 10 Best TV Shows of 2018
Dec 27, 2018 • 20 min
As the year draws to a close, here’s a look back at the top 10 best television (including network, cable and streaming) shows of 2018. Agree? Disagree? Let me know, via email: [email protected], or listen to the end of the episode for more ways to get in…
Top 10 Best Movies of 2018
Dec 26, 2018 • 21 min
As the year draws to a close, here’s a look back at the top 10 best movies of 2018. Agree? Disagree? Let me know, via email: [email protected], or listen to the end of the episode for more ways to get in touch. Also, a reminder - I’d like your…
Top 10 Best Television Episodes of 2018
Dec 24, 2018 • 24 min
As the year draws to a close, here’s a look back at the top 10 best television (including network, cable and streaming) episodes of 2018. Agree? Disagree? Let me know, via email: [email protected], or listen to the end of the episode for more ways to get…
Hellboy Redux
Dec 21, 2018 • 19 min
I’m closing out the week by reviewing the trailer for the rebooted Hellboy movie. I would have done this when it debuted on Wednesday December 19, but this week was spent recuperating from a sinus infection. So I’m getting a late start on new shows, and…
Making Lists
Dec 20, 2018 • 17 min
I’m back! After a week-long sinus infection, I’m so happy to be back with you, and I’m thinking about how best to wrap up 2018. I think I’ll do some best and worst-of lists, for movies, music, books, games and more. I’d love your input on both which lists…
Facebook’s Shocking Negligence Revealed (Rebroadcast)
Dec 18, 2018 • 18 min
I’m still laid up with a sinus infection, but I’m on antibiotics and steroids. Hopefully I’ll be back with with a brand new episode tomorrow - apologies in advance for any ‘roid rage! No, but these aren’t those kind of steroids. Still, it sucks to be…
Critics Love Spider-Verse and Aquaman (Rebroadcast)
Dec 17, 2018 • 24 min
Ugh. You remember how sick I was on Friday? I’m actually worse today. I spent the weekend developing a serious sinus infection, which means I’m utterly incapable of doing a show tonight. Not only that, I haven’t had a chance to see Spider-Man: Into the…
DC Universe
Dec 14, 2018 • 10 min
I’m wrapping up the week of extra-short podcasts, working through a cold! I don’t say this to complain, but because it’s glaringly obvious how different I sound. I figured I’d best prepare you for that, in addition to another shorter episode than usual.…
Bad Santa
Dec 13, 2018 • 16 min
So, you know how much kids love preserving their innocence, sitting on Santa’s lap and asking him for gifts as Christmas draws near? This one British Santa literally ripped off his beard and ran around dropping F-bombs during a fire scare. Is he a hero, a…
Quickie
Dec 12, 2018 • 10 min
It’s a quick one tonight, with me just checking in and sharing some funny stuff from the news, and some exciting developments behind the scenes here at Matt Sager Podcast HQ. Also, pardon the TMI, but I have serious TMJ from my recent dental surgery. So…
Will Aquaman Sink or Swim?
Dec 11, 2018 • 17 min
The reviews are pouring in for Aquaman, in theaters December 21, and unlike the early hot-takes I reported on last week, the praise is not universal. It’s largely liked - certainly more than most recent DC Extended Universe offerings - but both The…
Tread Lightly (Rebroadcast)
Dec 10, 2018 • 21 min
It’s been over a month since we’ve learned that there is a Breaking Bad movie in production, but we still don’t have the details! I find this every bit as maddening as you do, although in playing back this episode from November 8, it’s easy to understand…
Endgame
Dec 7, 2018 • 15 min
Marvel continues to dominate the news, and this podcast, capping off the week with a trailer for the upcoming Avengers movie, including its title! Things are looking dire indeed after Infinity War and the snap heard ‘round the world, or as it’s officially…
Blindsided
Dec 6, 2018 • 16 min
So, remember how I said that Daredevil’s cancellation was probably totally unsurprising business, based on a planned move of Marvel’s shows from Netflix to the upcoming Disney Plus streaming service? Well, let’s all stop pretending that my moderately…
More Updates, More Problems
Dec 5, 2018 • 20 min
It’s that time again - time to update your iOS, macOS and even tvOS! Apple, you are killing me today! But it’s better than wasting time with a silly podcast feud, which as an adult I’m embarrassed for my former co-workers who are attempting to goad me…
Trailer Park
Dec 4, 2018 • 20 min
The new Captain Marvel trailer debuted yesterday, but fans are angry that we won’t get the preview at Avengers 4 that was allegedly scheduled to debut tomorrow. But all that Marvel cares about is that you’re talking about these trailers - if you’re so…
‘Sall Good, Man (Rebroadcast)
Dec 3, 2018 • 36 min
Another Monday repeat! I had oral surgery today, so I’m resting my mouth and binge-watching my favorite shows, including Better Call Saul. So it seems only appropriate that I air my original recap of the season 4 finale, “Winner.” Obviously, spoilers -…
Bleecker Bob
Nov 30, 2018 • 17 min
A legendary New Yorker, a father figure to me, and a man I was proud to know and call a friend has passed away. Bleecker Bob’s was where I shopped for albums and where I discovered some of the music that shaped me, with help and friendly ribbing from Bob…
Crossing Streams
Nov 29, 2018 • 14 min
Yet another player has entered the streaming wars - AT&T, having acquired Time Warner earlier this year, has announced plans for a Warner Media streaming service, debuting late 2019. Between Warners, Disney, and the still-nascent DC Universe, a clear…
Critics Love Spider-Verse and Aquaman
Nov 29, 2018 • 24 min
I knew DC could pull itself out of its cinematic rut, and based on early reactions from screenings, James Wan’s Aquaman - not long ago a punchline - is the movie that will give the DC Extended Universe a much-needed rebirth! Also, critics are falling over…
For Fox’ Sake
Nov 27, 2018 • 18 min
Shots fired! Is a podcast war in the works? Absolutely not. A podcaster who I’ve declined to work with convened a panel to do a show about me, saying some scandalous, hateful and defamatory stuff but for some reason I’m not that interested. I don’t want…
Netflix Hails Satan (Rebroadcast)
Nov 26, 2018 • 13 min
Happy Cyber Monday! Did you catch Friday’s show? If not, you will now. Some of the providers that host my podcast got a corrupted file, and no matter how many different ways I tried to fix it, nothing worked. Which is fine - I’m grateful for the…
The Return (Rebroadcast)
Nov 22, 2018 • 55 min
It’s Thanksgiving, so I’m saving my good stuff for tomorrow! I hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving, and please remember to shop responsibly tomorrow and Monday (Black Friday and Cyber Monday, respectively). I asked whether or not you were interested in…
Bill Maher - Sociopath, Autistic, or Just a Colossal Ass
Nov 21, 2018 • 13 min
New rule: fading, irrelevant comedians need to stop mocking a man’s death to draw attention to themselves. And when they defend their hateful rhetoric, they need to stop pretending that they’re making a point about society, and admit that they are making…
Elvis Has Departed from the Gazebo
Nov 20, 2018 • 20 min
Trump gave Elvis Presley the Medal of Freedom today, marking yet another bizarre moment between Elvis and an American President. Oh, did you not know that Nixon gave a sweaty, doped-up Elvis an honorary DEA badge? Yep, that really happened, but even that…
Mike Francesa, All Is Forgiven. Bill Maher, Step into My Office
Nov 19, 2018 • 20 min
Don’t point that finger at me, Bill Maher - if it’s anything like your head, it’s been deeply up your ass. Maher, bitter and ignorant, decided to pen a blog post on Saturday linking the mourning of Stan Lee to the election of Donald Trump. It is…
In Honor of Veterans Including Stan Lee (Rebroadcast)
Nov 16, 2018 • 32 min
I’m working on something big-ish to commemorate the upcoming 60th episode of the Matt Sager Podcast, for Monday. So tonight, I’m re-broadcasting my tribute to the late, great Stan Lee. As it happens, he passed on Veterans Day, so you’ll hear about my love…
Facebook’s Shocking Negligence Revealed
Nov 15, 2018 • 20 min
Facebook’s security has always been lax, and their indifference to the problem has always been disturbing. But today’s detailed report in the New York Times is actually shocking, in the way it exposes the many ways in which Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl…
Chip off the Old Block (Rebroadcast)
Nov 14, 2018 • 17 min
Tonight’s episode is a rebroadcast, covering one of the many news stories which are very important, and will have a major impact on our future - but which, like so many other important stories, has been largely ignored in favor of covering our crazy…
He Wrote Some Good Stories
Nov 13, 2018 • 21 min
Mike Francesa made a spectacular ass of himself when a caller asked him about how he felt regarding the passing of Stan Lee. Because Mike isn’t a comics fan, the passing of a pop culture giant, the creator of our modern mythology, means absolutely nothing…
In Honor of Veterans Including Stan Lee
Nov 12, 2018 • 31 min
Tonight’s show is dedicated to our veterans, and one vet in particular, Stan Lee. The legendary creator passed away today at the age of 95, having accomplished so much good in this world that it’s amazing, spectacular and uncanny. Between the loss of this…
BagelGate
Nov 9, 2018 • 12 min
Before I take off for the weekend, I have a major news bomb to drop: hip hop recording artist/actor/legend Ice-T has never had a bagel! Or coffee! He may be an original gangster, but he has no Starbucks cred whatsoever! Honestly, considering how much of…
Tread Lightly
Nov 8, 2018 • 19 min
Bryan Cranston confirmed the Breaking Bad movie on the Dan Patrick Show, but claims he hasn’t received a script or any word as to who is in it. Rumors have it this may be the continuing adventures of Jesse Pinkman, but what that means for Walt - his…
5 Seasons and a Movie, Bitch!
Nov 7, 2018 • 12 min
There’s going to be a Breaking Bad movie! The script making the rounds in Albuquerque, titled “Greenbrier” - almost certainly a working title, designed to avoid leaks like this one, is in fact a Vince Gilligan-helmed, 2-hour Breaking Bad movie! Whether it…
Toxic Fans, Toxic Creators
Nov 6, 2018 • 20 min
Diablo: Immortal was announced at BlizzCon, and the fans were not happy. And the press was, frankly, way too earnest in calling these fans toxic, entitled, etc. while letting Blizzard completely off the hook with a disastrous rollout. Yes, there is…
Revenant Radio
Nov 5, 2018 • 18 min
OK, I’ve been ignoring your requests to crap all over Opie Radio - got way better things to do… usually. But the video he posted to YouTube today, in which he looks like The Revenant and talks like Poochie, has moved me to remark once again on Gregg…
Blind Ambition (Part 2 of 2)
Nov 2, 2018 • 26 min
We’ve passed the 50 episode mark! Thank you so much, it’s only going to get bigger and better from here! In the meantime, here’s part 2 of my recap of Daredevil Season 3, Episode 2, “Please.” Matt Murdock has regained his senses, just in time to learn…
Blind Ambition (Part 1 of 2)
Nov 1, 2018 • 23 min
We’ve made it to 50 episodes! Congratulations, and welcome to November! Hope you had a better Halloween than I did (mine kind of sucked, as I explain in tonight’s episode), and I’m back to recapping Daredevil Season 3! Tonight is part 1 of my recap of…
Kavanaugh and King (Rebroadcast)
Oct 31, 2018 • 16 min
Happy Halloween, boys and ghouls! There’s very little as haunting as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, a fact to which I can attest and an issue explored in Heroes in Crisis. The first issue was released September 26, at a time many were wrestling with the…
Disney’s Rough Patch
Oct 31, 2018 • 18 min
There is no denying that Disney is going through a tough, uncertain, transitory time. Marvel’s Netflix universe is collapsing, as the creator of much of its content has left for DC Entertainment. Daredevil’s future is uncertain, and it’s looking as though…
Man or Horse (Rebroadcast)
Oct 29, 2018 • 16 min
For the love of Frith, if you aren’t watching Bojack Horseman yet then you are missing out on a modern masterpiece! And no, Netflix isn’t paying me to say this - I wish they would, but the simple fact is their platform has given a voice to some of the…
Chip off the Old Block
Oct 27, 2018 • 17 min
I’ve got my voice back, I’ve started the Daredevil recaps, and I’ve reported on the mad bomber and the long-overdue departure of Megyn Kelly from NBC. Now, it’s time to loop back around to a weird, but potentially very important story that I wanted to…
Sister, Take My Hand
Oct 26, 2018 • 27 min
Matt Murdock is alive, but just barely, after the events of The Defenders. At your request, I’m recapping episodes of Daredevil Season 3, now available on Netflix. Poor Matt has lost yet another of his senses, along with the will to fight or live beyond…
Words and Consequences
Oct 24, 2018 • 10 min
I’m still sick and sound a little rough, but I kind of feel like it’s my duty to speak today - because there is a campaign of terror, in the form of bombs being sent to politicians and journalists, designed to shut us all up. So even with a hoarse voice…
Captain Marvel (Rebroadcast)
Oct 23, 2018 • 25 min
The weather outside is frightful, and my voice is shot! I’d love to do an entire show tonight sounding exactly like Scott Ferrall, but I don’t think you’d enjoy it all that much. So instead, I’m chopping up soundbites from Daredevil Season 3 for a recap…
Taking Requests
Oct 22, 2018 • 13 min
OK, I’ve heard you - you want Daredevil season 3 recaps! I’ll get to work on incorporating those into the show, and while we’re discussing things you want from this podcast - what else would you like? What am I doing that you want more, or less of? What…
Ask Me Anything
Oct 19, 2018 • 17 min
Time for another game of What’s In My Box! Today I field questions from a fan wanting to know which Weezer album I prefer - the self-titled ‘Blue Album,’ or Pinkerton. If you want to know my answer, listen to my podcast as you walk away! Also, I answer an…
Halloween Poised to Reap Box Office Riches, Walking Dead Wine Makes You Feel like a Zombie (I Mean Walker!)
Oct 18, 2018 • 12 min
Halloween looks poised to have a huge opening weekend - as big, or bigger, then Venom (and it looks several times more fun and scary, too). From scream queen to Activia spokesperson and right back to her roots, Jamie Lee Curtis looks more than ready to…
More on Ozark and Arrested Development, and What’s up with the Walking Dead?
Oct 18, 2018 • 23 min
It’s all about TV tonight, as I continue to love Ozark and be disappointed in Arrested Development. I’m also greatly concerned for The Walking Dead, which is having a rough start to season 9. At least part of the problem lies in their marketing - it may…
MMA, Bro
Oct 16, 2018 • 17 min
Now that the Music Modernization Act has finally been enshrined into law by President Trump, I’m wondering - why was SiriusXM so firmly against this bill, which helps them every bit as much as it does the musical artists who make up so much of their…
Viewer Mail (Rebroadcast)
Oct 15, 2018 • 15 min
Sorry for the rerun, but I had a root canal today! Ouch. So, here’s a repeat of a recent episode in which I replied to questions from you, the listeners! Original episode description, from September 24 2018: It’s episode 30, and I spent the weekend…
Shake That Azz (Rebroadcast)
Oct 12, 2018 • 21 min
The President has signed the Music Modernization Act, so to celebrate here’s a rebroadcast of the episode in which the Senate finally got together to pass this bill. Congratulations to SiriusXM for coming around and being on the right side of history, and…
Ozark Renewed (Yay!), Arrested Development in Production (Yawn)
Oct 12, 2018 • 18 min
It’s a tale of two Netflix series, both starring Jason Bateman - one of which is in deep decline and likely about to end it’s long run, and another of which is just getting started. Say goodbye to Arrested Development’s Michael Bluth, and pray for Marty…
Screen Protector
Oct 10, 2018 • 18 min
I’m working with an injury tonight, so have a little sympathy! I took a nasty header onto the streets of New York City, but my new iPhone XS is safe thanks to a screen protector - never leave home without one! What’s less clear is what saved the pretty…
‘Sall Good, Man
Oct 9, 2018 • 36 min
In which I recap the season finale of Better Call Saul! Strap in, because this episode changes everything! Obviously, spoiler warning, for last night’s episode, “Winner,” as well as all of Better Call Saul to date, and the Breaking Bad complete series.…
Times Up, Rachel
Oct 8, 2018 • 16 min
New York Comic Con was a lot of fun, and I look forward to recapping some of the highlights - although, truthfully, this con more than most was more about the people, my friends, than it was any new product. A lot of the premieres and sneak previews were…
Symbiosis
Oct 5, 2018 • 10 min
It’s day 2 of New York Comic-Con, and my mind has been blown by the Aquaman trailer! See for yourself: https://youtu.be/WaWnLiffxJ4 Meanwhile, my friends are telling me that I’ve missed the point with Venom: it’s so bad, some say, that it’s great! As a…
Welcome to NYCC
Oct 4, 2018 • 8 min
Just saying a quick hello, and welcome one and all to New York Comic Con - the greatest show on Earth that doesn’t take place in San Diego! There are several big reveals and premieres timed to coincide with NYCC, and I can give you advice regarding at…
Lalo Sent Me
Oct 2, 2018 • 22 min
Last night was the penultimate episode of Better Call Saul, which means I only get to recap season 4 one more time after this! So I’m stepping up my game - suffice it to say, spoilers ahead. Not just for Saul, but for Breaking Bad, as the timelines of the…
Creativity, Trauma, and Social Media
Oct 1, 2018 • 16 min
I’m back, boys and ghouls! On tonight’s episode, I discuss appropriately scary topics for October: trauma, social media, and the courage that all creative artists should have, and that all too few are exhibiting. Thanks for checking out tonight’s episode.…
Retraction (Rebroadcast)
Sep 28, 2018 • 15 min
It’s Friday night, and my email has been flooded with questions regarding the fate of the Jim & Sam show on SiriusXM, and I’m sorry but I honestly have no clue. If I’m able to get answers, I will present them on Monday, but from what I can tell they don’t…
Kavanaugh and King
Sep 28, 2018 • 16 min
I tried to distract myself from the depressing hearings of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh by taking up some of my listener’s suggestions for comics and comic-inspired media, and - well, it was a bad day. Neither Tom King’s Heroes in Crisis nor the…
Old New York (Rebroadcast)
Sep 26, 2018 • 21 min
Originally broadcast Wednesday, September 5 2018: In which I rediscover the New York City of my youth, by stumbling into an awesome store that sells used goods, props for TV and film, and DEAD PEOPLE’S DENTAL RECORDS. Seriously, it was a wonderful day and…
Kim Breaks Bad
Sep 25, 2018 • 19 min
It’s Tuesday, which means I’m recapping Better Call Saul! Last night’s episode, ‘Coushatta’ shows that nobody is walking away from this season clean. Jimmy’s redemptive journey is definitively over, and it looks like he’s corrupting Kim! Even as we mourn…
Viewer Mail
Sep 24, 2018 • 15 min
It’s episode 30, and I spent the weekend catching up on email from listeners (send me your questions or comments anytime: [email protected]). Interestingly, I’ve received a bunch of emails related to my thoughts on comics - or comic movies, TV shows,…
Shake That Azz
Sep 21, 2018 • 21 min
After the “stinging” rebuke from this podcast (Episode 26 - You Can’t Be Sirius XM), as well as over 150 musicians, SiriusXM finally caved and dropped their opposition to the Music Modernization Act. They’ve joined their peers, and the entire U.S.…
Patti Rothberg (Rebroadcast)
Sep 20, 2018 • 51 min
I’m taking the night off to celebrate SiriusXM backing down from their opposition to the Music Modernization Act (as I urged them to a few days ago, on Episode 26: You Can’t Be Sirius XM:…
Captain Marvel
Sep 20, 2018 • 25 min
Alright, you’ve asked for my thoughts on the Captain Marvel trailer - and for that matter you’ve been asking me to speak more about comics in general - so here goes nothing! Please remember I love comics and their creators and despise racists, sexists,…
Puppets with Benefits
Sep 18, 2018 • 17 min
Shocking, totally unexpected news about platonic buddies Bert and Ernie! Plus, I’m finally back to Better Call Saul recaps, so proceed with caution - this episode contains spoilers for last night’s episode, as well as many other plot developments of this…
You Can’t Be Sirius XM
Sep 17, 2018 • 19 min
Greg Maffei is the Chairman of the Board of both SiriusXM and Live Nation, which would be enough of a conflict of interest if he weren’t also the single greatest enemy of musicians. As the head of both the largest concert and event promoter and the sole…
Man or Horse
Sep 14, 2018 • 16 min
Time for me to spread the word about another amazing Netflix animated series! If you aren’t watching Bojack Horseman, you are missing out on an incredible experience - some of the best animation, voice acting and storytelling available in any medium.…
Better Watch Saul (Rebroadcast)
Sep 13, 2018 • 11 min
I’m long overdue for a Better Call Saul recap - those will return next week, so if you’re not caught up with season 4, take the next few days and binge some of the best storytelling in television history! Tonight, I rebroadcast the episode in which it…
Chaos at DC
Sep 12, 2018 • 11 min
Henry Cavill is apparently out as Superman in the DC Extended Universe, and reports are flooding in that Ben Affleck will follow him out the door, leaving someone else to take on the mantle of Batman. These reports were immediately followed with…
Still Standing
Sep 11, 2018 • 11 min
A day to never forget - September 11, 2001. I certainly remember what it was like for me, being a lifetime resident of downtown Manhattan and working in midtown, where the walls were see-through glass and (some of) the executives were heartless ghouls.…
Patti Rothberg
Sep 10, 2018 • 51 min
In which I welcome the first guest to the Matt Sager Podcast, singer/songwriter Patti Rothberg! We’re good friends dating all the way back to her solo debut album ‘Between the 1 and the 9,’ and so we’ve got a lot of catching up to do, starting with the…
Shall We Play a Game? (Rebroadcast)
Sep 7, 2018 • 10 min
It’s Friday night, and I’m hitting the town! Actually I’m hard at work on next week’s episodes of the Matt Sager Podcast, and catching up on Ozark Season 2, the series and season premieres respectively of Mayans MC and Always Sunny, and the Venture Bros.…
No Frigate Like A Book
Sep 6, 2018 • 7 min
That’s right, I’m quoting Emily Dickinson because it’s National Read a Book Day! I’ve been re-reading some hard-boiled detective masterpieces, and I always love me some Stephen King. Also, I hear this Woodward fella has a book coming out that the…
Old New York
Sep 5, 2018 • 21 min
In which I rediscover the New York City of my youth, by stumbling into an awesome store that sells used goods, props for TV and film, and DEAD PEOPLE’S DENTAL RECORDS. Seriously, it was a wonderful day and it brought me back to the New York City in which…
Bezos Mauled Saul
Sep 4, 2018 • 7 min
I was going to indulge in another recap of the increasingly amazing Better Call Saul, but Amazon Video didn’t hit a trillion dollar valuation today because they hire quality engineers! What, you think just because you bought a video from them, they’re…
Retraction
Sep 3, 2018 • 15 min
Not long ago (episode 5, to be precise) I made an offer to some old friends of mine at Westwood One. I guaranteed that I could fix their first podcast, Opie Radio, in one day and that it would cost them nothing. Upon further listening however, I now think…
The Return (Rebroadcast)
Aug 31, 2018 • 54 min
I’ve got a brand new host for the Matt Sager Podcast, and to kick the tires I’m rebroadcasting the most popular episode (so far): Episode 5, in which I take a walk down memory lane, share some radio stories, and discuss the past and present of Westwood…
Ozark Returns!
Aug 30, 2018 • 8 min
Ozark Season 2 premieres on Netflix tomorrow, and I can’t wait! Jason Bateman makes a surprisingly believable anti-hero in this superb modern interpretation of film noir, alongside Laura Linney; 2 incredible actors putting in some of the finest work of…
Shall We Play a Game?
Aug 29, 2018 • 10 min
I’m moving the show over to a brand new podcast host tonight, as I have big upgrades in store! In the meantime, let’s play a quick game of “What’s in My Box” as I answer a listener’s email, inquiring about how I got my first job in the entertainment…
We’re Number One!
Aug 28, 2018 • 12 min
That’s right America, we’ve set new records for rates of syphilis, gonorrhea and chlamydia! This is the highest rate for these STDs America has ever seen. So - we’re great again? Ah forget it, let’s get back to the fun! Last week I told you that Better…
I’ve Got a Case of the Mondays
Aug 27, 2018 • 9 min
I can’t wait to get into a week of fun and laughs on the Matt Sager Podcast, but first we need to talk about this weekend: we lost John McCain AND Neil Simon, plus we had another massacre - this time at a gaming expo. In happier news, this podcast now has…
Weekend Update
Aug 25, 2018 • 7 min
Just a quick Friday minisode, in which I answer a listener’s question about - sigh - Opie. It’s the Matt Sager Podcast, I’m not looking to give out free plugs to Westwood One! Still, the truth is I have no relationship with Opie at all, and certainly no…
Rocket Science
Aug 23, 2018 • 14 min
In which I marvel at an internship that exploded before it could launch, and continue to be soothed by the dulcet tones of my soundboard. Thanks for checking out tonight’s episode. Make sure to subscribe to the show, and to leave ratings and reviews! —-…
Where Were You?
Aug 22, 2018 • 8 min
We’re at a crossroads. The events of the last couple of days will be written in history books. What happens next, is anyone’s guess. On a lighter note, happy belated National Radio Day! I have a lot of love for the radio people in my life, good friends…
Better Watch Saul
Aug 21, 2018 • 11 min
More TV reviews, you ask? Gladly! Reruns got you down? That House of Cards just doesn’t stand up to scrutiny anymore now that they got rid of the lead, who by the way turned out to be a monster? Don’t be a victim! Act now! You deserve justice! You…
We Bought A Soundboard
Aug 20, 2018 • 16 min
As reckless as buying a zoo if not far more so, I’ve armed myself with a soundboard. I promise to use it responsibly! After this one first test drive, in which I go crazy bananas with my new toy. Also, I am now fully on board with Disenchantment! Hear how…
Dreamland
Aug 17, 2018 • 8 min
Matt Groening’s new animated series landed on Netflix today, and it’s a bit of a disappointment. Why are our favorite network television creators having trouble making the leap to streaming services, where they are finally getting the financial and…
RESPECT
Aug 16, 2018 • 9 min
It’s a sad day, as we mourn the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. Meanwhile, the press finds it’s spine and politely asks to not be labeled an “enemy of the people,” and tomorrow marks the Netflix debut of Matt Groening’s latest animated series,…
Let’s Do This Every Day!
Aug 15, 2018 • 8 min
In which I start doing daily podcast episodes, because why wait a week? I’ll still make a bigger deal of those weekly episodes, as I continue to recruit co-hosts, writers, voice actors and other talent (you could be part of it, too: email…
The Return
Aug 13, 2018 • 54 min
I’m over my infection, and I’ve watched everything anyone ever posted to YouTube - twice. Two weeks in bed and you start getting a bit stir-crazy. I even discovered a new show from my old employers at Westwood One, and honestly got a straight-up PTSD…
What Would Paul Stanley Do?
Aug 6, 2018 • 9 min
In which I lose all my KISS fans, but work through a salivary gland infection and one of the highest fevers a person can survive. That’s why it’s a minisode. Oh, and yeah, that picture, my voice - New York medical malpractice attorneys, I am now…
Breaking Bad SDCC 10th Anniversary Panel
Jul 30, 2018 • 22 min
Welcome back to the Matt Sager Podcast! Not much happened over the weekend, so let’s catch up on last weekend, and all the drama that went down at #SDCC (San Diego Comic-Con)! Watch the Breaking Bad SDCC 10th Anniversary Panel, hosted by Bill Burr:…
Pilot
Jul 30, 2018 • 43 min
Episode 1 of the Matt Sager Podcast! In this first episode, I discuss the past several days, including July 4 and patriotism in complicated times. I also talk about voice acting, building a podcast, and tease a little hint of a big movie I’ll be appearing…