The Hamster Factor
Episode 78 - Knowing

Episode 78 - Knowing

February 14, 2019

It's the end of the world (and the pod) as we know it, and we feel fine! AJ and Mike finish their run on the wheel of The Hamster Factor by talking about a movie with equal parts disaster, sci-fi, and Nicolas Cage schlock, 2009's "Knowing."

Thank you all for your support across 3 years and nearly 80 episodes. It's been a pleasure to keep the wheel spinning with installments that ran the gamut of film, and we look forward to hopefully re-entering the cage (not the Cage) somewhere in the future.

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Intro/Outro Music: "Traveling Man" courtesy of Purple Planet music (http://purple-planet.com)

Episode 77 - Bugsy Malone

Episode 77 - Bugsy Malone

January 31, 2019

AJ and Mike splurge on a trip back to the 70s, which in turns takes them back to the 20s. There's no kidding around as they discuss the youth musical gangster comedy "Bugsy Malone." In addition, the guys make an announcement about the future of "The Hamster Factor."

Next Film: Knowing (2009)

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Intro/Outro Music: "Traveling Man" courtesy of Purple Planet music (http://purple-planet.com)

Episode 76 - Bully (2001)

Episode 76 - Bully (2001)

January 16, 2019

AJ and Mike escape from the winter cold to the heat of Florida, and the boiling blood that leads to the preposterous true story of a murder depicted in 2001's "Bully."

Next Film: Bugsy Malone (1976)

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Intro/Outro Music: "Traveling Man" courtesy of Purple Planet music (http://purple-planet.com)

Episode 75 - The January Man

Episode 75 - The January Man

January 4, 2019

AJ and Mike are dispatched to solve a grisly cinematic case. It involves a movie that had everything going for it, including an extremely talented cast and Oscar-winning writer, only to find it losing air and collapsed in a heap on the movie theater floor: 1989's "The January Man."

Next Film: Bully (2001)

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Intro/Outro Music: "Traveling Man" courtesy of Purple Planet music (http://purple-planet.com)

Episode 74 - Christmas at Pee-Wee’s Playhouse & Christmas Eve on Sesame Street

Episode 74 - Christmas at Pee-Wee’s Playhouse & Christmas Eve on Sesame Street

December 19, 2018

In honor of the season of giving, AJ and Mike give you their first-ever double feature podcast, as they discuss all things childish in the Christmas specials "Christmas at Pee-Wee's Playhouse" and "Christmas Eve on Sesame Street."

Next Film: The January Man (1989)

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Intro/Outro Music: "Traveling Man" courtesy of Purple Planet music (http://purple-planet.com)

Episode 73 - The Daytrippers

Episode 73 - The Daytrippers

December 7, 2018

Though AJ and Mike both woke up this morning with the head of a dog, they persevere to talk through 1996's indie darling and family drama "The Daytrippers."

Next Film: Christmas Eve on Sesame Street (1978) & Christmas at Pee Wee's Playhouse (1988)

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Intro/Outro Music: "Traveling Man" courtesy of Purple Planet music (http://purple-planet.com)

 

Episode 72 - Happiness (1998)

Episode 72 - Happiness (1998)

November 16, 2018

AJ and Mike discuss Todd Solondz's polarizing film "Happiness," a work equal parts ennui and ejaculate.

Next Film: The Daytrippers (1996)

 

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Intro/Outro Music: "Traveling Man" courtesy of Purple Planet music (http://purple-planet.com)

Episode 71 - The Cabin in the Woods

Episode 71 - The Cabin in the Woods

October 31, 2018

AJ and Mike close out their meta-horror trilogy with a film that took a saw to torture porn and a bear trap to the state of the franchise: 2012's "The Cabin in the Woods."

Next Film: Happiness (1998)

 

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Intro/Outro Music: "Traveling Man" courtesy of Purple Planet music (http://purple-planet.com)

Episode 70 - Scream

Episode 70 - Scream

October 19, 2018

Don't field any phone calls as you listen to AJ and Mike discuss the game-changing horror film "Scream." The two talk about AJ's favorite scary movie, the massive amount of lampshading, and the method behind the madness of the sequels.

Next Film: The Cabin in the Woods (2012)

 

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Intro/Outro Music: "Traveling Man" courtesy of Purple Planet music (http://purple-planet.com)

Episode 69 - New Nightmare

Episode 69 - New Nightmare

October 10, 2018

One, two, here's a podcast for you! AJ and Mike have been craving some Craven, so they take their first dive into the horror guru's rebirth of his monumental franchise: 1994's "New Nightmare."

Next Film: Scream (1996)

 

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Intro/Outro Music: "Traveling Man" courtesy of Purple Planet music (http://purple-planet.com)