It’s a historic day folks: it’s the FIFTH Lone Star Does Five Star special. Five for five, baby! Five on five! High five! We’ll put five on it! Five in one, half a dozen… um, is actually more than five, but we digress. Join Alex and Ben as they dig into the finest of finer things, including tattoos, school fairs, college concerts, the Persona series, James Blake, “Who Is America,” “The Wilderness,” “Nanette,” and doing what we love to do. Brought to you by Alex’s mom just in the nick of time!
Some are adorable. Some are mighty and fearsome. Some are… useless, racist, and/or look like Harvey Weinstein? This week, join Ben and special guest Harrison Bryan as they figure out which Pokemon you should not “travel across the land, searching far and wide” for. Brought to you by electric fly swatters. Shout outs to the “Who’s That Pokemon” podcast!
When the bright minds over at Blumhouse brought us masterpieces like “Get Out” and “Whiplash,” we almost forgot that they also brought us schmaltzy horrors like “Stranded,” “Mockingbird” and all 700 “Paranormal Activities.” From this lineage spawns the recent box-office buster “Truth or Dare,” a film whose title… pretty much tells you what you need to know. Join Alex and special guest Larry (spoiler alert: it’s his dad again) as they DARE to uncover the TRUTH beneath this Lone Star horror show.
Horrifying portraits and misspelled words. Cat eyebrows and Hello Kitty foreheads. Drake-themed club promotions and Pokemon Go gyms. Join Alex and Ben this week as they dive into the most regrettable tattoo catastrophes as ranked by the internet. Brought to you by Flavor Town.
There are many Lone Star quality comedy specials out there, but for this episode, we thought we’d reintroduce some familiar faces: Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy. Coming at you live from inside the “Liberal Bubble” (which, we come to learn, is not really much of a bubble), Ben and Alex unpack the racist, xenophobic, misogynistic, and generally marginalizing dumpster fire that is “We’ve Been Thinking.” Available now on Netflix.
It’s our 20th episode!! Let’s celebrate by talking about the finer things, such as Muse, Zelda, Charlie Kaufman, Name of the Wind, Maximum Fun, The Love Below, and… each other (awww). Parting the Curtain™: This episode was recorded the day LeBron James went to Los Angeles. Brought to you by GoGurt (not really, though).
Chekhov. Shaw. Miller. Churchill. Stoppard. Nottage. Baker. Jeff from accounting. Join BFA-holding experts Alex and Ben as they explore the Lone Star world of youth audition monologues that are written by God-knows-who and posted on the internet. Trigger warning: episode contains dramatic readings of material that addresses what it’s like to be a “typical teen” who “doesn’t want to chill with [their] cousin anymore” and/or needs to be “fully committed to figure skating.”