The Amusement Park

The Amusement Park
With current events, escape is more important than ever! On The Amusement Park Podcast, Chris Cox and Ian Casselberry discuss pop culture news and trends, along with their favorite diversions, including movies, TV shows, and comic books. Maybe some sports will be in the mix as well. You know, the things that make life fun. Why so serious?

Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee!
May 17 • 64 min
What’s our name? We’re the Amusement Park Podcast! And we’re talking about the new HBO Muhammad Ali documentary and Netflix’s Ted Bundy movie. Also, should you name your children after TV characters? And what chance does The Big Bang Theory have to…
Spider-Man: Far From Home, Long Shot, Chernobyl and so much more!
May 10 • 56 min
There is more to watch than Endgame and Game of Thrones, it turns out! We discuss Long Shot and if people will pay for romantic comedies anymore. Also, a breakdown of the new Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer. And we review HBO’s Chernobyl miniseries.
Avengers Spoiler Review
May 3 • 71 min
What else are we going to talk about but Avengers: Endgame? The blockbuster spectacle is taking over the world and vacuuming up all our money! We get into MAJOR SPOILERS, recapping what we loved (and maybe nitpicked) from the movie we’ve all been waiting…
Game of Thrones plus the Rise of Skywalker!
Apr 19 • 64 min
And we’re back! On the latest Amusement Park Podcast, we react to the Game of Thrones Season 8 premiere and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker trailer, along with the Disney+ launch, pricing and content offerings.
We Saw Everything! Shazam, Highwaymen, The Twilight Zone Oh My!
Apr 5 • 75 min
Shazam! On the latest Amusement Park Podcast, we review DC’s new superhero flick. Does it keep the fun train rolling? While waiting for Avengers: Endgame tickets (not really), we also talk about Netflix’s The Highwaymen and the Twilight Zone reboot.
Avengers Endgame Madness! Plus James Gunn is back and more!
Mar 22 • 62 min
And we’re back! On the latest Amusement Park Podcast, we look at the final Avengers: Endgame trailer for clues, react to Disney re-hiring James Gunn for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, review Netflix’s Triple Frontier, and wonder if “streaming fatigue” is…
Captain Marvel Special Episode! Non-Spoilers/Spoilers
Mar 8 • 42 min
Captain Marvel has arrived! Is the latest addition to the Marvel Cinematic Universe possibly the greatest? We review the movie, with non-spoiler thoughts and hard spoiler discussion. We’ll warn you before diving into spoilers, though. Higher! Further!…
Arrowverse Crazyness, Plus Spielberg vs Netflix
Mar 8 • 61 min
Oliver Queen is ready to become something else! CW and Stephen Amell announce Arrow’s end after Season 8. We note the passing of Luke Perry, his cultural impact and role on Riverdale. Is Steven Spielberg right about Netflix movies? Chris rejoins…
Oscar Recap! Plus True Detective Doom Patrol and Trouble in Arrowverse
Mar 1 • 68 min
We break out the tuxes and dresses on the latest Amusement Park Podcast for our reactions to the Oscars and the True Detective Season 3 finale. Also, thoughts on Doom Patrol, the Arrowverse’s future, an Aquaman sequel in 2022, and what we’re enjoying this…
True Detective, Doom Patrol and We Mourn the Punisher
Feb 22 • 67 min
The mind is the limit! On the latest Amusement Park Podcast, we try to make sense of True Detective before the Season 3 finale and the first episode of Doom Patrol. Also, Hulu is developing four intriguing Marvel shows and the inevitable end has come for…
Cord Cutter or Streamer: The True Cost of Streaming and Mr Rogers still has the right idea.
Feb 15 • 65 min
Won’t you be our listener? On the latest Amusement Park Podcast, we discuss the Mr. Rogers documentary, Won’t You Be My Neighbor, which is now on HBO and PBS. Also, getting the best value for your streaming bucks and a bunch of Quick Hits (including…
Avengers Goes Dark, Hanna Grabs our Attention, and We Catch up with GOT. Plus So Much More!
Feb 8 • 65 min
Episode 25! Or XXV, as the Super Bowl would do it. We react to the Avengers: Endgame and Toy Story 4 Super Bowl teasers, review Amazon’s Hanna pilot, look back at Game of Thrones Season 1, rant about Riverdale, and do some quick hits.
The Batman, Reign of the Supermen, plus a Punisher Recap
Feb 1 • 71 min
Affleck’s leaving, but we’re still here! On the latest Amusement Park Podcast, we react to the new Batman movie news and recasting Bruce Wayne. We also review the full Season 2 of The Punisher and the animated Reign of the Superman movie, and share what…
The Punisher, The Oscars, and Glass Misses the Mark
Jan 25 • 59 min
Welcome back, Frank! On the latest Amusement Park Podcast, we react to the first half of The Punisher, Season 2. We also discuss the Oscar nominations (notably Black Panther’s Best Picture nod), Netflix joining the MPAA, and what we’re enjoying this week.
Spider-Man Far From Home, True Detective and Netflix. Get excited!
Jan 18 • 63 min
The Amusement Park Podcast swings into your friendly neighborhood with reaction to the Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer! We also discuss the Season 3 premiere of True Detective, Netflix’s price increase and what we’re enjoying this week. It’s on Fyre!
Getting pumped for 2019! Marvel, DC, Comics, TV and Movies Oh My
Jan 11 • 60 min
Avengers, Star Wars, Game of Thrones, DC Universe! On the latest Amusement Park Podcast, we each pick 10 things we’re most excited for in 2019. Also, thoughts on the Golden Globes and what we’re enjoying this week.
From Bandersnatch to the Bird Box
Jan 4 • 60 min
It’s a Netflix night on the first Amusement Park Podcast of 2019! How deep did we fall into the hole with Black Mirror: Bandersnatch? What’s in the Bird Box? Plus, the culture we’re excited about in 2019 and what we enjoyed this week.
Best and Worst of 2018
Dec 28, 2018 • 63 min
It’s our final show of 2018, so we’re picking our Best and Worst of the year! Movies, TV, music, books, etc. We also react to the Titans season finale and review some movies, including Chris’s thoughts on Aquaman. Happy New Year!
Aquaman Love
Dec 21, 2018 • 59 min
On the latest Amusement Park Podcast, we review Aquaman! Did Jason Momoa sink or swim? We also discuss Mortal Engines’ disastrous box office, the new MoviePass plans that may pull Chris back in, and what we’re enjoying this week.
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Review!
Dec 14, 2018 • 88 min
It’s a multiple universe thrill ride this week on the Amusement Park Podcast! We go Into the Spider-Verse to review the latest Spider-Man movie, then jump to the Arrowverse’s different Earths to cover the CW’s Elseworlds crossover. No Crisis here!
Avengers Endgame
Dec 7, 2018 • 98 min
Thanks to the Avengers 4 trailer, we have some time travel on the latest Amusement Park Podcast! We also discuss the Captain Marvel trailer, review Fantastic Beasts, lament Netflix canceling Daredevil, and catch up on DC superhero TV.
The Into the Spider-Verse hype train is real!
Nov 30, 2018 • 64 min
The Amusement Park Podcast is back! This week, we cover the rave reviews for Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Could it beat Aquaman at the box office? We also review The Grinch and Ralph Breaks the Internet. And which new Fall TV shows have we stuck…
We Will Miss You Stan Lee
Nov 16, 2018 • 60 min
On the latest Amusement Park Podcast, we pay tribute to Stan Lee and the Marvel icon’s role in pop culture. Also, George R.R. Martin’s struggles with The Winds of Winter, Hallmark Christmas movies update, and what we’re enjoying this week.
The Curse of Heisenberg
Nov 10, 2018 • 59 min
Unlucky number 13! On the latest Amusement Park Podcast (redux), we discuss the Breaking Bad movie (and Ian still not watching the series), a potential 3-hour Avengers 4, plummeting numbers for Marvel’s Netflix shows, and Chris’s dedication to Hallmark…
Batman, Tornados and the Pause Button
Nov 3, 2018 • 62 min
Not even tornadoes and power outages can keep the Amusement Park Podcast down! This week, Chris is watching Hallmark Christmas movies, Detective Joe West is sitting down a lot, Ian reviews Bohemian Rhapsody, and pause buttons influence young minds.
Daredevil take our Hearts!
Oct 26, 2018 • 63 min
It’s all TV on this week’s Amusement Park Podcast! We react to Netflix canceling Luke Cage and Iron Fist, then dive into Daredevil Season 3. Are the new fall comedies any good? Eh… October horror picks and what we’re enjoying close us out.
What Happened at the El Royale? Who Cares.
Oct 18, 2018 • 67 min
Episode 10 of the Amusement Park Podcast is loaded! We’re talking the Titans debut on DC Universe, Arrow’s Season 7 premiere, Riverdale and Manifest. We review First Man and Bad Times at the El Royale. Weekly October horror picks and what we’re enjoying…
James Gunn DC Needs You!
Oct 12, 2018 • 68 min
Number nine, number nine? On this week’s Amusement Park Podcast, is James Gunn committing career “suicide”? Chris and Ian also discuss A Star is Born and react to the season premieres of The Flash and Black Lightning. October horror picks and what we…
NYCC Madness
Oct 5, 2018 • 62 min
On Episode 8 of the Amusement Park Podcast, Ian tells Chris what he thought of Venom. Then we respond to news out of New York Comic Con, including Titans, Daredevil and the Star Wars live-action series. And we make our first horror picks for the month of…
When Sippy Cups Attack!
Sep 28, 2018 • 64 min
The Amusement Park Podcast is here! On Episode 7, Chris and Ian tell their origin story, react to Joaquin Phoenix’s Joker, respond to the Dark Phoenix trailer, and recap the Fall TV we’ve watched so far. And there’s a chocolate milk story.
Batman’s, Uh, Special Part
Sep 21, 2018 • 62 min
This week, the Amusement Park Podcast is Marvel-ous! Chris and Ian respond to the first Captain Marvel trailer and Daredevil Season 3 teaser, check back in with DC Universe after a week of play, and share what they’re enjoying.
DC Universe Early Access! Special edition
Sep 14, 2018 • 43 min
Jason Statham Is My Man Crush
Sep 14, 2018 • 62 min
We’ve survived to five! This week on The Amusement Park Podcast, Chris Cox and Ian Casselberry discuss Henry Cavill’s reported break-up with Warner Brothers over Superman, Entertainment Weekly’s Captain Marvel cover story, and Season 2 of Netflix’s Iron…
We Broke the internet! Or Maybe Not
Sep 7, 2018 • 59 min
Did Captain Marvel and Brie Larson break the internet? On Episode 4 of The Amusement Park Podcast, Chris Cox and Ian Casselberry measure those Marvel-ous expectations, review Operation Finale and Searching, and share what they enjoyed from the past week.
Puppets Gone Wild!
Aug 30, 2018 • 58 min
Episode 3 of The Amusement Park Podcast is here! Chris Cox and Ian Casselberry respond to DC Universe’s launch announcements, review The Happytime Murders, check if Chris has canceled MoviePass and share what they enjoyed from the past week.
They Should’ve Stopped at 4
Aug 23, 2018 • 55 min
On episode 2 of The Amusement Park Podcast, Chris Cox and Ian Casselberry lament the time they wasted on Sharknado 6, wonder if the majority of moviegoers care who directs a film, and share what they enjoyed from the past week.
Thanks for the memories, Movie Pass
Aug 17, 2018 • 58 min
Welcome to the first Amusement Park Podcast! For our grand opening episode, Chris Cox and Ian Casselberry discuss the end of their relationship with Movie Pass, the ever-growing number of streaming services, and what pop culture they enjoyed from the past…