The Midnight Boys Present: A Free Podcast

The Midnight Boys Present: A Free Podcast
From the guys who walked you through Tombstone and Titanic minute by minute, it’s the podcast that looks at the big themes in movies. Like why spiders are scary and how cool 1997 was.

Morrissey - Problematic Faves - “Takesick, Yet Still Podcasting”
Jun 30 • 67 min
Joe takes the group on a musical detour and explains his love of Morrissey and listening to an artist after their fall from grace. Rob and Duff are very patient. Link to Joe’s playlist and notes are at: If…
Cape Fear - Problematic Faves - “Give me silly De Niro”
May 28 • 52 min
We philosophize about the 1991 remake of Cape Fear. Is it problematic? Secretly smart? Does it exist in the Problem Child Cinematic Universe? We don’t actually answer any of these questions, but we all agree it’s A-game De Niro. If you’d like to support…
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective - Problematic Faves - “Halftime Presented By Blackfish”
Apr 7 • 53 min
Our new season covers “Problematic Faves” and begins with Rob’s selection: Ace Ventura: Pet Detective. We talk through Rob’s very personal and emotional choice.
A Serious Man - Bonus - “No hanky panky”
Mar 25 • 55 min
We have another patreon request episode! We talk about the Coen Brothers film, A Serious Man. We share our favorite Coen Brothers movies and talk about the Columbia House Record Club. If you’d like to support our nonsense, join our patreon at…
Guide to Social Distancing - Bonus - “BIG1TS”
Mar 16 • 35 min
A special dispatch from our bunker in Aspen meant to guide you through these troubling times.
SpaceCamp - Bonus - “Big Bird Suit”
Feb 26 • 59 min
We have our first patreon request episode! We talk about the 80s kids film, SpaceCamp. This allow us to go into tangents about the Challenger, Rob’s NASA experience and Joaquin Phoenix’s childhood cult. If you’d like to support our nonsense, join our…
Best of the Decade - Bonus - “Are they talkies?”
Jan 14 • 50 min
BONUS EPISODE! Duff, Joe & Rob discuss their top movie from each year of the decade. Find out how many times they actually agree. If you’d like to support our nonsense, join our patreon at
Mission to Mars - Our Dumb Decade - “Brian De Palma is Danielle Steele For Men”
Dec 31, 2019 • 59 min
The Midnight Boys are here to help you ring in the new year and blast off into space with Mission To Mars. Celebrate the holiday by listening in as they argue about De Palma and Rob uses his extensive NASA experience to teach us all about space travel. If…
Akira - Our Dumb Decade - “It’s New Years Eve, Not New Years Steve”
Dec 17, 2019 • 59 min
The Midnight Boys face down the end of the world as they talk Akira, anime ignorance, and which evil organization will bring about our doom. If you’d like to support our nonsense, join our patreon at
The Running Man - Our Dumb Decade - “Dynamo and His Dustbuster Car”
Dec 4, 2019 • 55 min
The Midnight Boys are … back [guttural noise] to talk about The Running Man, action stars, dead game show hosts, and reality TV. Put on your tights and run through the gauntlet with them. If you’d like to support our nonsense, join our patreon at…
Back to the Future 2 - Our Dumb Decade - “Child Brides on the Dark Web”
Nov 19, 2019 • 62 min
The Midnight Boys are halfway through “Our Dumb Decade” as they march into 2015 with Doc and Marty in Back to the Future Part II. What did boomers think this decade would look like? What are the best movie inventions? What did technology actually bring us…
2012 - Our Dumb Decade - “The Zero’s Journey”
Nov 5, 2019 • 61 min
The Midnight Boys continue their march through “Our Dumb Decade” with a movie so long you’ll wish for floods and fire: 2012. We discuss this silly calendar-based theory, a movie that somehow makes the end of the world boring, shake our heads…
2010: The Year We Make Contact - Our Dumb Decade - “I thought this was free”
Oct 22, 2019 • 57 min
It’s time to look back at the way movies looked forward to the 2010s. “Our Dumb Decade” opens with a look at 2010: The Year We Made Contact. The boys try to figure out why this got made, evaluate the franchise mania that grips the industry, and look at…
Forrest Gump Minute - Teaser - “Dirty Hippies”
Aug 21, 2019 • 11 min
The Midnight Boys are back at it again! We announce our new project and explain why we are excited about revisiting Forrest Gump, four minutes at a time. Go to to subscribe.
Disney Animation Studio Draft - Bonus - “John Lasseter Hug Period”
Jul 31, 2019 • 52 min
The three of us do a six round fantasy draft of movies from Walt Disney’s Animation Studio. Listen for our picks, but stay for Duff’s Matthew Broderick fun fact.
Speed 2: Cruise Control - Summer of 1997 - “Dorf Goes Driving”
Jun 4, 2019 • 44 min
We conclude the Summer of 1997 as we laugh our way through the plot summary, budget and production of Speed 2: Cruise Control. We also ask, is this the worst sequel?
GI Jane - Summer of 1997 - “Quadriplegic Monkey Love Scene”
May 28, 2019 • 54 min
The summer of 1997 rolls on as we push ourselves to the limit with G.I. Jane. We talk about Demi Moore’s omnipresence in the 90s, Monkey Shines, and mom movies. Plus, the return of dark web content!
Conspiracy Theory - Summer of 1997 - “Mortal Kombat Ultra”
May 21, 2019 • 48 min
The summer of 1997 takes a dark turn with Conspiracy Theory. Line the walls with foil as we dive into MK Ultra, New Coke, Supertramp and QAnon. Rob also stans for Braveheart.
My Best Friend’s Wedding - Summer of 1997 - “Withered Old Crone Age”
May 14, 2019 • 51 min
The Midnight Boys take on a romantic comedy from the “Summer of 1997”. We discuss RomCom tropes and Rob is left to defend this movie to Joe and Duff.
Con Air - Summer of 1997 - “Serial Killer Cliff Clavin”
May 7, 2019 • 57 min
We start season 3 as we discuss movies from the “Summer of 1997”. Join us as we talk about Con Air and why this dumb movie somehow works.
Pet Sematary - Fears & Phobias - “Birdboxian Stupid”
Apr 4, 2019 • 54 min
Join us as we dig into the original adaptation of Stephen King’s Pet Sematary. We chat about frozen hamsters, a pit of dead dogs and the Ramones.
Arachnophobia - Fears & Phobias - “Randy Belushi”
Apr 2, 2019 • 52 min
We examine the 1990 “thrillomedy” Arachnophobia. Join us for creepy crawly talk on spiders and other scary animals. There are also inflammatory opinions on John Candy courtesy of Rob.
The Nightmare - Fears & Phobias - “Shared the bed with a hero”
Mar 26, 2019 • 46 min
We dig into our dreams and discuss the 2015 documentary, The Nightmare. Joe shares his experience with sleep paralysis. We also talk about the movie Nell, for some reason.
The 40 Year Old Virgin - Fears & Phobias - “Hospice for sex”
Mar 19, 2019 • 50 min
Let’s talk about sex. We dive into Andy’s fear of having sex in Judd Apatow’s The 40 Year Old Virgin. We share some stories and discuss how this 2005 movie has aged.
Nightmare at 20,000 Feet - Fears & Phobias - “Teddy Ruxpin is malfunctioning”
Mar 12, 2019 • 51 min
It’s aerophobia time as we take a trip to the Twilight Zone. We compare the episode “Nightmare at 20,000 Feet” against its film remake. Along the way Rob shares an awkward plane story, and we discuss what is arguably the worst accident in film history
Open Water - Fears & Phobias - “OVER HERE”
Mar 5, 2019 • 51 min
It’s time to talk terror. We discuss 2003’s low budget hit, Open Water. How would we do in this situation? We also discuss the true story that the film is based on.
Bird Box - Bonus - “Other Things”
Jan 10, 2019 • 49 min
We jump on the birdwagon to talk about Bird Box, the Netflix distribution model and our least favorite birds.
Scrooged - Bonus - “Shut your face - it’s holiday time!”
Dec 21, 2018 • 51 min
We get all holly jolly as we dish on Scrooged, holiday music, and a magical horse who gives financial advice.
The Graduate - Failsons - “Why does he have a harpoon?”
Dec 18, 2018 • 83 min
In our season finale, we study The Graduate and take on the baby boomers one last time through their sociopathic avatar Benjamin Braddock.
The Omen - Failsons - “Sister Hazel Fan Club”
Dec 11, 2018 • 81 min
The boys went to hell and back to tackle our first failson with two dads, Damien, from the 1976 film The Omen. Check your son for birthmarks, vet the help carefully, and remember - IT’S ALL FOR YOU!
Billy Madison / Tommy Boy - Failsons - “So a penguin walks into a dorm room…”
Dec 4, 2018 • 77 min
An otherwise lighthearted episode about the trials and tribulations of Billy Madison and Tommy Callahan turns dark when Duff shares his most harrowing internet discovery yet.
Harold and Maude - Failsons - “Hating hippies is canon”
Nov 27, 2018 • 77 min
The boys tackle the Cult Failson with a look at Harold from Hal Ashby’s Harold and Maude, with bonus commentary on senior citizen lovemaking
Batman Returns - Failsons - “A literal penguin”
Nov 20, 2018 • 71 min
We continue our Failson season talking about a trio of characters from Batman Returns. We can’t get enough of Oswald Cobblepot and agree that this movie is one wacky ride for a blockbuster.
Gladiator - Failsons - “Caeser Marcus”
Nov 13, 2018 • 77 min
We discuss arguably the greatest fail-son of all - Emperor Lucius Aurelius Commodus. We’ll stumble through Roman history, theorize about Commodus if he were alive today and salivate over Nick Cave’s (yes, *that* Nick Cave) rejected sequel script.
Teaser - “You don’t know Chet”
Aug 27, 2018 • 21 min
The Midnight Boys announce their new podcast project. Also, we discuss some of our favorite fail sons.