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Taking It Down

The Alabama Take

The Alabama Take's Blaine Duncan is joined by Adam Morrow, Donovan Reinwald, and other guests to discuss, dissect, and deep dive on pop culture, including TV, movies, music, and books.
New Hawkeye Episode, More Beatles: Get Back Talk, and the SEC Championship Game
For Taking It Down's 99th (!) episode, Blaine, Adam, And Donovan start with some adamant talk about both the SEC Championship Game and the dissection of the Alabama fanbase (1:25). We also celebrate our winners of the inaugural College Football Pick 'Em (8:48). Should we do the Bowl Pick 'Em? Let us know! Natalie joins the show and helps dissect what's right with the most recent episode of Hawkeye from Disney+ and what's wrong with it (13:22). She also offers up her worries about the upcoming movie Spider-Man: No Way Home (27:24). After the break, Adam is back to point out some of the more granular aspects of the documentary series The Beatles: Get Back and discusses why it's a fantastic show (32:48). The next episode of Taking It Down will be the 100th show! For that episode, we want you to help celebrate and be part of the process! We'll take as many listener questions as possible about TV, movies, music, books, and well beyond! Get those to us in any social media account or simply email TheAlabamaTake@gmail.com. We hope all of our listeners visit the online shop and grab a t-shirt, coffee mug, or something else for the upcoming holidays! It's one way to let everyone know you love Taking It Down and The Alabama Take! Subscribe, rate, review, and share the show with others! Next Tuesday, Taking It Down will be back with more from movies, television, music, or books! For any merch related to The Alabama Take or our numerous podcasts and shows, make sure to visit the Tee Public store for the site! You'll find everything from from mugs to hoodies! The Alabama Take is happy to bring both the variety of podcasts and website writings with no ads, but we still have some bills to pay. If there's nothing in the shop to interest you, feel free to make a donation: venture to Buy Me A Coffee or visit our Venmo and PayPal to help to keep the site and podcasts going.
Yesterday
1 hr
Hawkeye and The Beatles: Get BackA Texas Monkey, Music from Springsteen and Oasis, Joe Pera's Return, and The Great on Hulu
This week on the Taking It Down podcast, Adam recounts his days as a minister, or at least as an officiant of a wedding or two (1:31). Then it's on to a discussion about the weekend of college football, but things get insane and funny when the weeks-old story of the Texas monkey who had a brief layover in and around the University of Alabama rears its head again (3:38). If you haven't heard that one, don't miss Adam's telling of it. The weekend was a good one, though, if you like music: we discuss the live music from Oasis and Bruce Springsteen as well as the tease of more from U2 (15:32). Returning to Adult Swim is the wonderful show Joe Pera Talks With You, which we adore and explain why no one should miss out (27:34). Also returning, Hulu's hilarious take on Catherine the Great of Russia -- simply titled The Great -- is back and just as funny (34:16). We decide that it could be even better than before. All that, and not to mention some excitement on the horizon (44:33)! Taking It Down is sneaking up on its 100th show. For it, we'll take as many listener questions as possible about TV, movies, music, books, and well beyond! Get those to us in any social media account or simply email TheAlabamaTake@gmail.com. We hope all of our listeners visit the online shop and grab a t-shirt, coffee mug, or something else for the upcoming holidays! It's one way to let everyone know you love Taking It Down and The Alabama Take! Subscribe, rate, review, and share the show with others! Next Tuesday, Taking It Down will be back with more from movies, television, music, or books!
Nov 23 2021
45 mins
Shang Chi, The Challenge: All Stars, and SpencerBonus Episode -- More From the Rolling Stone 500 Greatest Songs ListNetflix's Maid and Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest SongsSquid Game, Curb Your Enthusiasm, The War on Drugs' New Album, and The Velvet Underground Documentary
Come on in and give a listen to this week's episode of Taking It Down. We start with the lambasting of Jim Harbaugh and Michigan as well as other buffoons (1:10) before we talk about some of the specifics of Episode Six of the Netflix show Squid Game and how it may be great or it may not (6:17). That sets up a final discussion on Midnight Mass, where Blaine concludes that is truly great (12:38). While still in Netflix territory, Adam discusses the new Dutch film on the streaming service The Forgotten Battle, which had Adam enraptured (14:25). Donovan and Blaine took in the new season of Curb Your Enthusiasm all the while asking if it would live up to it grandeur of its previous season, one of the best in the HBO books (17:52). Then the guys take a shift into music by discussing the excellent new album I Don't Live Here Anymore from the band The War on Drugs (23:38). Then, a popular question off mic becomes a crowd-sourced one: should we dump Facebook? Is Instagram the place to hang (35:15)? Let us know! Then the final segment has some wide-ranging disagreements on the Apple TV+ documentary from Todd Haynes The Velvet Underground (37:29). Listen in to hear who thinks what about the documentary now airing on the streaming service. Digging the new logo? Make sure to visit the online shop and get your own t-shirt, coffee mug, or more to let everyone know you love Taking It Down! Subscribe, rate, review, and share the show with others! Next Tuesday, Taking It Down will be back with more from movies, television, music, or books!
Nov 2 2021
55 mins
Dune, Halloween Suggestions, and Midnight MassMidnight Mass and The Many Saints of NewarkBob Dylan's Newest Bootleg, Ted Lasso Finale, Squid Game, and Scenes From a MarriageImpeachment: American Crime Story and Scenes From a MarriageTed Lasso, Pen15, and What We Do In The ShadowsFootball Preview Show and Disinterest in MarvelJames McMurtry's New Album and Hulu's Reservation DogsMr. Corman, Ted Lasso, CODA, Marvel's What If...?, and The Suicide SquadCovid Anger, The Green Knight, Lollapolooza, and Ted LassoOlympics, Woodstock '99, 100 Foot Wave, and Ted LassoLoki Finale, Black Widow, The White Lotus, and McCartney 3, 2, 1Tennis, Metrograph, I Think You Should Leave, No Sudden Move, and LokiSummer of Soul, Netflix's Somos, and Loki's Fourth Episode

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