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Newcomers: Fast & Furious, with Nicole Byer and Jon Gabrus

In Newcomers, Lauren Lapkus and Nicole Byer take a deep dive into cultural staples they haven’t gotten around to just yet. So far, they have covered Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, and Tyler Perry's body of work. This season, guest co-host Jon Gabrus guides Nicole through their next feat—the Fast & Furious Franchise.

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In Newcomers, Lauren Lapkus and Nicole Byer take a deep dive into cultural staples they haven’t gotten around to just yet. So far, they have covered Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, and Tyler Perry's body of work. This season, guest co-host Jon Gabrus guides Nicole through their next feat—the Fast & Furious Franchise.

The Fast and the Furious (w/ Betsy Sodaro)

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Lauren and Nicole have covered Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, and Tyler Perry's body of work. This season, guest co-host Jon Gabrus guides Nicole through their next feat—the Fast & Furious Franchise. Comedian and writer Betsy Sodaro joins them for the first film of the franchise, The Fast and The Furious (2001).

Follow Betsy on Instagram and Twitter, and check out her podcasts A Funny Feeling and We Love Trash.


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Jul 27 2021

59mins

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Madea's Farewell Play (w/ Demi Adejuyigbe)

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Demi Adejuyigbe is back to help Lauren and Nicole finish out their Tyler Perry season with Madea's Farewell Play (2020). 


Follow Demi on Instagram, and check out The Amber Ruffin Show on Peacock.

Like the show? Rate Newcomers 5-Stars on Apple Podcasts and let us know what franchise they should check out next.

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Jun 22 2021

1hr 2mins

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Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor (w/ Naomi Ekperigin)

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Actress, comedian, and writer Naomi Ekperigin (Mythic Quest) joins Lauren and Nicole to discuss Tyler Perry’s Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor (2013).

Follow Naomi on Instagram and Twitter, and check out Mythic Quest on Apple TV and her podcasts Couples Therapy and I Love A Lifetime Movie.

Next Week’s Watchlist: Tyler Perry's Madea's Farewell Play (2020)


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Jun 15 2021

1hr 13mins

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A Madea Family Funeral (w/ Sasheer Zamata)

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Lauren and Nicole are joined by comedian, actress, and writer Sasheer Zamata (WokeHome Economics) to examine the last film in the Madea franchise—A Madea Family Funeral (2019).

Follow Sasheer on Instagram and Twitter and check out Home Economics and Woke on Hulu. 

Next week's watchlist: Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor (2013)


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Jun 08 2021

1hr 2mins

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Madea's Witness Protection (w/ Langston Kerman)

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Nicole and Lauren are joined by Langston Kerman (InsecureThe Boys) to examine another movie within the Madea Cinematic Universe–Madea's Witness Protection (2012).

Follow Langston on Instagram and Twitter and check out his podcast My Momma Told Me from Big Money Player's Network and iHeartRadio.

Next week's watchlist: A Madea Family Funeral (2019)


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Jun 01 2021

1hr 2mins

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Ruthless Episode 1 - Watchalong

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Join Lauren and Nicole for a live watchalong of the Ruthless pilot.


Like the show? Rate Newcomers 5-Stars on Apple Podcasts and let us know what Tyler Perry hit they should check out next.

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May 25 2021

53mins

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Madea Goes to Jail (w/ Shaun Diston)

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Shaun Diston is back to help Lauren and Nicole examine a staple within the Madea Cinematic Universe - Madea Goes to Jail (2009).

Follow Shaun @shaundiston on Instagram and Twitter, and check out Waffles + Mochi on Netflix.

Next week's topic: Ruthless S1 E1 "Pilot"


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May 18 2021

1hr 14mins

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The Oval (w/ Monique Heart)

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Monique Heart (RuPaul's Drag Race) guides Lauren and Nicole through their first experience with a Tyler Perry television drama–the pilot episode of The Oval (2019). 

Follow Monique on Instagram and Twitter, and check out Ace of Hearts with Monique Heart on Headgum. 

Next Week's Watchlist: Madea Goes to Jail (2009)


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May 11 2021

1hr 4mins

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Madea's Big Happy Family (w/ Rae Sanni)

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Comedian and writer Rae Sanni joins Lauren and Nicole to discuss another film within the Madea Cinematic Universe–Madea's Big Happy Family (2011). 


Follow Rae on Instagram and Twitter, and check-out The Cast with Rae & Jacquis on HeadGum.


Next Week's Watchlist: The Oval S1 E1 "The Pilot" (2019)


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May 04 2021

1hr 14mins

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Meet The Browns - TV Series (w/ Dulcé Sloan)

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Nicole and Lauren are joined by comedian and actress Dulcé Sloan (The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, The Great North) to discuss her experience working on an episode of Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns

Follow Dulcé on Instagram and Twitter @dulcesloan, and tune into The Great North airing Sundays on FOX. 


Next Week's Watchlist: Madea's Big Happy Family (2011)


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Apr 27 2021

1hr 17mins

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Acrimony (w/ Michelle Collins)

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Michelle Collins (The Michelle Collins Show, Midnight Snack) returns to help Lauren and Nicole examine Tyler Perry's psychological thriller, Acrimony (2018).


Follow Michelle on Instagram and Twitter @michcoll and tune into The Michelle Collins Show on SiriusXM and her podcast, Midnight Snack.


Next week's watchlist: Meet the Browns (TV Show)

Episodes: "Meet Brown Meadows" and "Meet the Trainer"


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Apr 20 2021

1hr 3mins

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A Madea Christmas (w/ Jason Concepcion)

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Nicole and Lauren are joined by writer, producer, and podcaster Jason Concepcion (host of Crooked Media's Takeline and ALL CAPS NBA) to discuss a holiday film within the Madea Cinematic Universe, A Madea Christmas (2013). 


Follow Jason on Instagram and Twitter @netw3rk and tune into his new Crooked podcast, Takeline


Next week's watchlist: Acrimony (2018)


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Apr 13 2021

1hr 10mins

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Why Did I Get Married (w/ Lauren Ashley Smith and Mariah Smith)

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Nicole and Lauren are joined by comedians, writers, producers, and sisters Lauren Ashley Smith (A Black Lady Sketch Show) and Mariah Smith (Spectacle: An Unscripted History of Reality TV) to discuss the Tyler Perry marriage dramedy, Why Did I Get Married (2007). 


Follow Lauren on Twitter and Instagram, and check out the second season of A Black Lady Sketch Show, debuting April 23rd on HBO. Follow Mariah on Twitter and Instagram, and check out her podcast ‎Spectacle: An Unscripted History of Reality TV.


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Apr 06 2021

1hr 4mins

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The Family That Preys (w/ Jacquis Neal)

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Actor, comedian, and podcaster Jacquis Neal (The Cast with Rae & Jacquis, Culture Kings) joins Lauren and Nicole to examine a Tyler Perry family melodrama–The Family That Preys (2008). Follow Jacquis on Twitter and Instagram, and check out his podcast The Cast with Rae & Jacquis!


Next week’s watchlist: Why Did I Get Married (2007)


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Mar 30 2021

1hr 11mins

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Daddy's Little Girls (w/ Sydnee Washington)

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Nicole and Lauren are joined by comedian, actress, and fellow Headgum podcaster Sydnee Washington (Hobby Hunter, Unofficial Expert) to discuss one of Tyler Perry’s first dramatic rom-coms, Daddy’s Little Girls (2007). Follow Sydnee on Twitter and Instagram, and check out her podcast Hobby Hunter!

Next week’s watchlist: The Family That Preys (2008)


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Mar 23 2021

1hr 4mins

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Diary of a Mad Black Woman (w/ Jon Braylock)

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Nicole and Lauren are back, and this season, they're watching Tyler Perry's works for the first time. No more of that nerd stuff! They're starting with the movie that kicked it all off for him: Diary of a Mad Black Woman, and are joined by Jon Braylock (Astronomy Club, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), who knows Mr. Perry's oeuvre inside and out. Follow Jonathan on Twitter and Instagram!


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Mar 16 2021

1hr 17mins

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The Rise of Skywalker - Watchalong

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Join Lauren Lapkus and her quarantine buddy/husband Mike Castle on their watchalong of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.


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Mar 09 2021

2hr 15mins

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The Battle of the Five Armies - Watchalong (Pt. 2/2)

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Join Lauren Lapkus and her quarantine buddy/husband Mike Castle on part 2 of their watchalong of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.


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Mar 02 2021

1hr 31mins

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The Battle of the Five Armies - Watchalong (Pt. 1/2)

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Join Lauren Lapkus and her quarantine buddy/husband Mike Castle on this first installment of their watchalong of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.


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Feb 23 2021

49mins

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1981 BBC Radio Drama (w/ Kevin T. Porter)

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For their final romp through Middle-earth, Lauren and Nicole are joined by comedian and podcaster Kevin T. Porter (Good Christian Fun, Gilmore Guys) to explore the much-loved 1981 BBC radio drama adaptation of The Lord of the Rings.

Nothing is held back in this final installment of Season 2 as Lauren and Nicole reflect back on their experience with The Lord of the Rings franchise, and what they'd like to explore for Season 3. Kevin and Lauren also share their love of disembodied voices as Nicole reveals her revulsion towards it, and Kevin plays out the season with a heartwarming impromptu piano arrangement of The Lord of the Rings theme music.


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Sources for this episode:

Article on 4K re-release details

Trivia from LOTR.Fandom.com


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Jan 06 2021

1hr 9mins

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So much fun

By the force is sleeping.... - May 18 2020
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Love this podcast, the unique perspective they bring reminds me that their are some pretty goofy and clunky parts to the saga, but its OK to enjoy and just have fun!

Totally relate!!

By hiimlittlered - May 18 2020
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My husband is a super fan (like reads all the books and has seen every movie and show a million times) and I had never seen any of them when we met. Listening to this is likw replaying the conversations I had with him when he made me watch them all. It’s hilarious and totally relatable!