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FAVES is an upbeat talk show about our favorite things. Matt "Slim" Kolowski interviews friends, family, and strangers about a topic they love. It's a weekly opportunity to learn from, and connect with, a variety of passionate people. From PRS.

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FAVES is an upbeat talk show about our favorite things. Matt "Slim" Kolowski interviews friends, family, and strangers about a topic they love. It's a weekly opportunity to learn from, and connect with, a variety of passionate people. From PRS.

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One for the ages...

By Ghost Hunter Dave - Jul 28 2019
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Looking to expand your horizons and hear what other like-minded folks are enjoying? You've found it. Faves is the newest in a long line of fantastic podcasts from Slim and friends, focusing on everything from comic books to ghost-hunting adventures to parenting advice to cheese. And everything in-between. The podcast you didn't know you needed. The one that's been missing from your life? The one with all your new friends on it? It's here. You've found it. Enjoy.

Fascinating interviews from the seasoned podcast host of your dreams.

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25 Ratings
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25
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One for the ages...

By Ghost Hunter Dave - Jul 28 2019
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Looking to expand your horizons and hear what other like-minded folks are enjoying? You've found it. Faves is the newest in a long line of fantastic podcasts from Slim and friends, focusing on everything from comic books to ghost-hunting adventures to parenting advice to cheese. And everything in-between. The podcast you didn't know you needed. The one that's been missing from your life? The one with all your new friends on it? It's here. You've found it. Enjoy.

Fascinating interviews from the seasoned podcast host of your dreams.

By adcustom - Aug 29 2018
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Subscribe. I promise you'll live to never regret it.

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FAVES is an upbeat talk show about our favorite things. Matt "Slim" Kolowski interviews friends, family, and strangers about a topic they love. It's a weekly opportunity to learn from, and connect with, a variety of passionate people. From PRS.

Rank #1: "Vanilla Sky" with Matt Kolowski

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Special guest-host Mikey P joins the show to ask Matt about his all-time favorite film, "Vanilla Sky." Other topics include "Modern Tom", Fear Agent parallels, the height of Tom's popularity circa 2001, this potentially being Tom's most underrated and misunderstood movie, Cameron Crowe impressions, erotic Far and Away, intimate audio conversations, getting into podcasting, having swagger (for better or worse), how to interview/have a conversation with a guest, and more.

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May 07 2018

1hr 8mins

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Rank #2: "Ghost Hunt at Baladerry Inn" with Amanda Kolowski

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Special guest, famous business owner Amanda Kolowski joins to discuss the paranormal and our weekend stay at the haunted Baladerry Inn. Other topics include our love of the supernatural, extensive audio clips of our trip, changing the name of this very podcast, having a cell phone number stolen, and more.

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Nov 05 2018

1hr 34mins

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Rank #3: "The Phantom Menace" with Danny Haas

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Special guest, famous artist Danny Haas joins to discuss the Star Wars: The Phantom Menace. Other topics include having this be your first Star Wars experience, another generation of fans with the theatrical re-releases, viewing Phantom Menace with a fresh set of eyes, Man of Steel comparisons, the future of CGI, Jar Jar Binks, a Star Wars universe before war, the modern Star Wars films, living near DisneyWorld and picturing the opening of Galaxy's Edge, and more.

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Sep 03 2018

59mins

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Rank #4: "The Lord of the Rings" with Paperkeg

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Special guests Dale and Jonesy, from the Paperkeg podcast, join this special episode to discuss The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring. Other topics include reading or not reading the books as a kid, getting started with the movie, The Jedi Academy is so good, banking on Peter Jackson, changes from the books to the movie, being the first of its kind, foundational writing, orchestral viewing, The Hobbit trilogy, and more.

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Jun 25 2018

45mins

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Rank #5: "Robotics and A.I." with Jess Stiles

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Jess Stiles is former gas and oil investment banker who has written a book on A.I. and is now co-founding a predictive analytics company focused on renewable energy. Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, and algorithms have been at the forefront of our culture for years and its impact on our present and future will become more in focus if it hasn't already.

In this episode we discuss digging into the topic of A.I, dumb and smart A.I., focusing on what will have the biggest impact in your lifetime, the existence of free will and the soul, using algorithms to halt our aging brain, the singularity, our societal response to jobs taken by robots, giving up your privacy, writing her own book, and much more.

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Jan 07 2019

33mins

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Rank #6: "Christmas Vacation" with Dale Andrews

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Dale Andrews has been a mainstay in the comic podcasting scene for nearly a decade. Now, he enjoys retirement on his kayak away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation is a 1989 American Christmas comedy film and the third installment in National Lampoon's Vacation film series. The film stars Chevy Chase, Beverly D'Angelo, and Randy Quaid.

In this episode we discuss the magic of Chevy Chase, relatives making fun of your facial hair, having relatives staying for 10 days for Christmas, Six Flags scams, the neighbor's sound system, Black Friday deals, and much more.

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Dec 21 2018

41mins

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Rank #7: "Pro Wrestling" with Dirk Feelgood and Neil Bradbury

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Dirk Feelgood is a former GPW heavyweight champion while Neil Bradbury is famed ring announcer for GPW and Future Shock. In this episode we talk about the Royal Rumble 1992 match, John Cena vs CM Punk from Money in the Bank 2011, and one of Dirk's best matches.

In this episode we discuss tracking down early WWF in the UK, Royal Rumble 2011, Greg Valentine on the toilet, Gorilla Monsoon and Bobby Hennan, wrestling legends status, the scheming of Hulk Hogan, Cena vs Punk 2011, blurring the lines or realism, Grand Pro Wrestling, the allure of local wrestling, tricking your family into thinking you're really injured, and much more.

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Feb 25 2019

1hr 1min

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Rank #8: "Fake or Fortune" with Rose Eveleth

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Rose Eveleth is a science lover and creator of the podcast Flash Forward. Fake or Fortune is a BBC One television series which examines the provenance and attribution of notable artworks.

In this episode we talk about not having art provenance, the show itself being meta fake, the skill of the hosts, the importance of a paper trail in the art world, making money forging painting, archiving famous paintings, the Wildenstein Institute, the future of record-keeping, refusing to learn how to read, Tom Swift books, stressful running, knowing when a PHD isn't for you, and more.

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Feb 04 2019

43mins

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Rank #9: "Big Trouble in Little China" with Tony Davis

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Special guest Tony Davis joins the show once again to talk about one of the most prolific action stars of all-time, Kurt Russell. Other topics include Kurt being over-shadowed by Dennis Quaid, Kurt's hemp hoodie and boots, plugging someone, federal kidnapping in Overboard, Dennis Quaid and pregnant aliens, Mark Hamill's workout regime, Mission: Impossible: Fallout, and more.

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Jul 09 2018

51mins

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Rank #10: "Deadbeat at Dawn" with Charles Forsman

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Charles Forsman is a famous working class hero, nationally ranked rocket league player, and cartoonist recently known for The End of the Fucking World on Netflix. Deadbeat at Dawn has been called the "first punk action film" by director, Sam Raimi. The film depicts a street gang leader setting out for revenge against a rival street gang and recently had a Blu-Ray remaster.

In this episode we discuss getting involved with boutique Blu-Rays, subreddits, needing permission to make something on our own, realistic fake violence, ripping out someone's throat, First Reformed, buying DVDs at Best Buy when we were younger, and much more.

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Jan 21 2019

56mins

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Rank #11: "Abbey Road" with Ian de Borja

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Ian de Borja is the Twitch Community Manager at IMDb and also hosts his own podcast focused on Asian Americans in Pop Culture called Rice for Breakfast. This week, Ian chose his all-time favorite album, Abbey Road from the Beatles.

In this episode we discuss slim listening to the album for the very first time, the mythos of the Beatles, the construction of a medley, the differences between listening on vinyl and on Spotify, using music theory to listen differently, seeing Paul McCartney live, finding your band on Craigslist, making the jump to podcasting from being a hotshot Twitch streamer for IMDb, Asian Americans being left behind in pop culture, fave movies of 2018, and much more.

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Feb 11 2019

39mins

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Rank #12: "Cheese" with Sarah Titus

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Special guest, famous comic shop owner Sarah Titus joins to discuss and eat Cheese. Other topics include drinking garbage, having a life-long relationship with food, working in coffee shops, how cheese is like comics, Goat Cheese, Goat Milk, jam, grape ends, Cow's Milk w/ truffle, classing it up with meats, and more.

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Oct 22 2018

42mins

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Rank #13: MAILBAG EPISODE 2

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Amanda Kolowski is owner of Half Double Design and also Matt's wife. In this episode we dig into the FAVES mailbag and also our marriage.

In this episode we discuss Marie Kondo'ing the house, dealing with healthy dog farts, Misfit Manor and local couch or 5K races, more music episodes, Sinemia scams, changing musical tastes, Apex Legends, Facebook addiction, and much more.

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Mar 11 2019

49mins

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Rank #14: "Weapon X" with Mikey Palladino

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Special guest, famous interviewer Mikey Palladino joins the show to discuss Barry Windsor-Smith's Weapon X. Other topics include reading this in 10-12 pages a month in Marvel Comics Presents, MikeyP disparaging Spawn and Witchblade, having vacation comics, slim writing letters to George Lucas, confusing simulations, getting into the head of BWS, MikeyP finishing his creator owned comics, interviewing other creators, working with his wife, learning as an adult through podcasts, and more.

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Oct 29 2018

1hr 2mins

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Rank #15: "Highlander" with Chris Jones

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Special guest Chris Jones, from the famous Paperkeg Radio Syndicate, joins the show to talk about one of the greatest science fiction movies of all-time, Highlander. Other topics include the channel Prism, the cinematography on Christopher Lambert's butt, bootlegging movies, QUEEN, Highlander trivia, wearing dusters, and more.

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Sep 24 2018

42mins

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Rank #16: "The Shack" with Margaret Kolowski

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Special guest Margaret Kolowski, my mom, joins the show to discuss the religious book "The Shack." Other topics include repentance, her religious upbringing, not having a happy relationship with God, entering the Convent by accident, meeting her husband, having a progressive view on religion, trust, if a God does exist does he/she answer prayers, and more.

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Aug 27 2018

36mins

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Rank #17: "X-Files" with Kaz Palladino

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Special guest, famous illustrator, Kaz Palladino joins to discuss the some of the greatest episodes from X-Files. Other topics include renting VHS tapes, library ghost hunting books, lawsuits with FOX, Bad Blood, Drive, Bryan Cranston, modern day conspiracies, comic con communities, The Hobbit, and more.

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Oct 08 2018

42mins

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Rank #18: "Sunset Blvd" with Chris Collier

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Chris Collier is co-director of Renew Theaters, which includes the non-profit Hiway Theater in Jenkintown, Pennsylvania, where this episode was recorded. Sunset Boulevard, released in 1950, is about a hack screenwriter writes a screenplay for a former silent film star who has faded into Hollywood obscurity.

In this episode we discuss early film distribution, The Paramount Decree, Demille as himself, a sarcastic look at the state of Hollywood, melancholy in the 1950s, Norma's costuming, film noir, best films of 2018, going into business with movie studios, having a degree in the Theory of Musicology, and much more.

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Jan 14 2019

48mins

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Rank #19: "Cinesphere" with Michael Santi

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Special guest, famous designer Michael Santi joins the show to talk about his deep connection with the movie theater experience. It starting with his local "Cinesphere", the very first permanent IMAX theater. Other topics include our first movie theater experience, sticky floors, communal spaces, their personal stories, movie theaters as the church of stories, not making out in a movie theater, The Blair Witch Project, LOTR make-out sessions, The Last Jedi, and more.

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Apr 23 2018

53mins

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Rank #20: "My Hero Academia" with Mike Rapin

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Mike Rapin is a comic book enthusiast and podcaster. My Hero Academia follows Izuku Midoriya, a boy born without superpowers (called quirks) in a world where they have become the norm, but who still dreams of becoming a hero himself.

In this episode we talk about our first manga, falling in love with Gambit, buying comics from eBay, manga being so dang cheap vs American comics, podcasting about comics and not getting burned out, what it would mean for society should that ever happen, and more.

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Jan 28 2019

42mins

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