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Here's Why It's Great

The podcast where we take what YOU hate and tell you why it's great. Hosted by John Bring and Sebastian Kadlecik.

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Here's Why It's Great - Ghostbusters 2 w/ Perry Smith

Is there something strange in your neighborhood? Then who you gonna call? John and Perry, of course! Ghostbusters fever dominated the 1980s, and five long years after the original film's release, the boys were back for another round of bustin'! Murray, Aykroyd, Ramis, Hudson, Weaver, Potts, and Moranis were back with Ivan Reitman at the helm; what could go wrong? In the eyes of the viewing public at the time, a whole lot, apparently. Upon Ghostbusters 2's release during one of the greatest blockbuster summers of all time, the film hit with a resounding thud, disappointing critics, fans, and the bean counters at Columbia Pictures alike. But your hosts have wondered since that fateful time-- what's so wrong with the movie? You've got Vigo the Carpathian, the Scolari Brothers, Dr. Janosz Poha, more Venkman and Dana, more Louis Tully, more chills and more thrills! So your hosts will take you back to '89 to pontificate on why they have always and will always love Ghostbusters 2. Because sometimes shit happens, someone has to deal with it, and who you gonna call? Strap on your proton packs and gas up the Ecto-1, cuz bustin' makes us feel good on Here's Why It's Great! #hwigghostbusters2

3hr 14mins

12 Aug 2019

Rank #1

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Here's Why It's Great - The Star Wars Holiday Special

We have a bad feeling about this. In our holiday edition of Here's Why It's Great, your hosts Sebastian and John face their fiercest challenge yet-- finding the greatness within the infamous Star Wars Holiday Special. Yes, they watched the whole thing in one sitting. Yes, they dissected the comedy(?) stylings of Art Carney and Harvey Korman. Yes, they listened to Bea Arthur sing a sad song to the bar patrons at the Cantina. Yes, they sat through a protracted scene of Wookie porn. It gets weird, folks. May the force be with us all as we embark on this grand journey to the Tree of Life on Here's Why It's Great. #hwigstarwarsholidayspecial

1hr 41mins

24 Dec 2018

Rank #2

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Here's Why It's Great - Buffy the Vampire Slayer w/ Lindsay Calhoon Bring

Since the 1997 premiere of the television masterpiece Buffy the Vampire Slayer, you may have asked yourself-- "Is that old Buffy movie even worth watching?" Does the word "duh" mean anything to you? This episode, we invite special guest Lindsay Calhoon Bring (writer, Netflix's Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) to break down all the flips, all the quips, and Kristy Swanson's pouted lips as we dissect the unsung classic that is 1992's "Buffy the Vampire Slayer". Joss Whedon himself scoffs at this film, to which we say "Excuse much! Rude or anything?" Grow out that soul patch, fire up your Toad the Wet Sprocket CD, and head to the mall as we give a one-armed clap for the Chosen One on Here's Why It's Great! #hwigbuffy

1hr 13mins

21 Jan 2019

Rank #3

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Here's Why It's Great - The Twilight Saga: New Moon

These podcast delights have violent ends. This week, your hosts Sebastian and John forge ahead in their coverage of the lauded Twilight saga. As they continue their exploration of the worldwide phenomenon, these two grown-ass men marvel over how Jacob got "hella hot", consider the likelihood of Edward having "stank breath", and question Bella's sudden penchant for extreme sports. During this thrill ride of an episode, the adrenaline-pumping analyses will have you seeing visions of Edward at every corner! So sit back with your wolf bros, pop in a copy of FacePunch, and (cliff)dive into Here's Why It's Great! #hwignewmoon

1hr 36mins

5 Feb 2019

Rank #4

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Here's Why It's Great - Cruel Intentions w/ Lindsay Calhoon Bring

Here's the bet: Let your hosts take you back to the year 1999, a time when email was still just for "geeks and pedophiles", every boy kept a leather bound sex journal, and every girl published their virginal manifesto in Seventeen Magazine. Be their Captain Picard and boldly go where no man has gone before, and they'll let you put this podcast anywhere... but we suggest in your ears. This week, John and Lindsay revisit a modern classic for its 20th(!) anniversary. The music, the style, the sociopathic teenagers-- this movie has it all. So load up in your '56 Jaguar Roadster and head with us to the Upper East Side on Here's Why It's Great!

1hr 26mins

1 Apr 2019

Rank #5

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Here's Why It's Great - Megadeth

Plug in those amps and turn 'em up to 11, because this week your hosts John and Sebastian are banging their heads to one of the 'Big Four' of heavy metal, Megadeth! You'll be Sweating Bullets as they climb aboard the Train of Consequences to check out 17 of the band's biggest, loudest, and thrashiest tracks. Can your brave hosts endure this auditory onslaught? Or will they Wake Up Dead? This week, listening to Megadeth is their business... and business is good on Here's Why It's Great!  #hwigmegadeth

1hr 39mins

4 Mar 2019

Rank #6

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Here's Why It's Great - The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 w/ Lauren Kitsune

It has all led to this. Your hosts Sebastian and John have fought their way through four installments of endless pining, heavy breathing, sparkly bloodsuckers, wolf abs, and deep stares to finally reach the end of the Twilight Saga. To help them mine the greatness of the epic final film, your hosts enlist special guest Lauren Kitsune (DeviantArt) to offer a Twi-Hard's perspective on the lauded series and take your hosts to task for all they got wrong about Edward, Bella, and Jacob. Round up the witnesses, because it's time to talk all things Twilight and go to battle on Here's Why It's Great! #hwigbreakingdawnpart2

1hr 46mins

25 Feb 2019

Rank #7

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Here's Why It's Great - The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Bare those fangs, sharpen those claws, and wig out, because it's time for your hosts to take a bite out of the next installment of the Twilight series. In their careful, ernest, and very serious dissection of the film, John and Sebastian give you the blow by blow of all the action in Forks, Washington: Will Bella get over herself and marry the studly bloodsucker, Edward? Or will she warm to the affections of the hunky wolf boy, Jacob? Will the baby vampire army (not vampire babies, sadly) amassing in Seattle be the end of the Cullen clan? Can the Cullens give us enough sympathetic backstory to actually care? And most importantly, your hosts ask the question on everyone's mind; what's with Bella's hair in this movie? Find out the stirring answers to this and so much more as we crack some vampire skulls on Here's Why It's Great! #hwigeclipse 

1hr 28mins

12 Feb 2019

Rank #8

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Here's Why It's Great - The Incredible Hulk

Climb into your Quantum Suit and strap on your Time GPS, because Sebastian and John are going back to the early days of the Marvel Cinematic Universe to take another look at a forgotten chapter of the series. Now that Avengers: Endgame is upon us, your hosts will brave the beginning of the Hulk's journey in the MCU. But wait, that's not Mark Ruffalo. When did Edward Norton play the Hulk? Why is Liv Tyler whispering all the time? What's up with William Hurt's eyebrows? And why is the supervillain played by a guy who's a foot shorter than every other actor in the movie? Your courageous hosts answer these questions and more as they smash, crash, and thunderclap their way from Brazil all the way to Harlem on Here's Why It's Great! #hwigincrediblehulk 

1hr 33mins

29 Apr 2019

Rank #9

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Here's Why It's Great - Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

Blast off to warp speed as your hosts John and Sebastian boldly go where... well, probably quite a few podcasts have gone before. As your brave hosts dissect this William Shatner directed entry in the seminal sci-fi series, they'll give it all she's got (Captain) to mine the gold of what many consider to be the nadir of the Star Trek film series. But with the help of Spock's half brother, Sybok, your hosts let go of their pain, and their reasons for loving the film multiply like a holodeck full of Tribbles. Will they find the face of God in the comic stylings of the Enterprise crew? Will they squirm at Uhura's "sexy" dance? And will they ever learn where Kirk finds Jordache Jeans in the year 2287? Find out as we "make it so" (er, wrong Generation) on Here's Why It's Great! #hwigfinalfrontier

1hr 20mins

18 Mar 2019

Rank #10

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Here's Why It's Great - Knott's Berry Farm Boysenberry Festival w/ Lindsay Calhoon Bring

Looking for thrills? Looking for chills? Looking for delicious treats featuring a hybrid berry that combines all the best features of blackberries, raspberries, and loganberries? Then do we have the place for you! Knott's Berry Farm may not be everybody's favorite theme park, but each year when they task their chefs with creating dishes that feature the fruit that made Walter Knott famous, the boysenberry, well... something magical happens. Sweet and savory do their forbidden dance in myriad dishes across the four lands of Knott's, and your hosts were there to try every single bite or die trying. But when 30-plus treats are available, will John and Lindsay be up to the task? Will they brave the thrill rides that litter the park? Will they turn into giant boysenberries á la Violet Beauregarde? To find out, pop a Pepto Bismol and take a ride down to Buena Park on Here's Why It's Great! #hwigboysenberry

1hr 33mins

15 Apr 2019

Rank #11

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Here's Why It's Great - SpaceCamp

Prep the boosters and brush up on your morse code, because your hosts are about to take flight with another forgotten 80's classic. This episode, John and Sebastian look back at a time when kid's movies were allowed to be earnest and heartfelt, space exploration still inspired a sense of wonder, and when it was no big deal that a droid gained sentience. Listen as your hosts learn lessons about teamwork, physics, and the effect of zero gravity on hair. Spoiler alert-- there is no effect! Prepare to look beyond bad visual effects and worse perms as we count down to liftoff on Here's Why It's Great! 

1hr 30mins

13 May 2019

Rank #12

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Here's Why It's Great - Transylvania 6-5000 w/ Lindsay Calhoon Bring

Crap sells. Crap, crap, crap crap crap. And that's this week's subject in a nutshell: total crap. So it's up to your hosts Sebastian and John, with a little help from Lindsay Calhoon Bring (writer, Netflix's Chilling Adventures of Sabrina) to dig through the crap and find the bits of brilliance in this odd comedy(?) that you probably haven't heard of! It'll take childhood crushes on Jeff Goldblum and Geena Davis, Ed Begley Jr.'s eco-friendly cleaning products, Carole Kane's weird accent, and a lot of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee to get your hosts through Transylvania 6-5-oh-oh-oh. So hop on the train to... over there somewhere, and relive the thrills, chills, and spills (Michael Richards falls a LOT in this movie) of a forgotten classic on Here's Why It's Great! #hwigtransylvania65000

1hr 15mins

11 Mar 2019

Rank #13

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Here's Why It's Great - Super Mario Bros. w/ Daryn Beasley

Mamma Mia! It's-a time to jump down that warp pipe, eat some 'shrooms, and revisit a film that has confused children and adults alike for decades... and somehow remains the only big screen adaptation of the world's most famous plumbers. In the year 1993, Mario and Luigi were riding high on a wave of popularity brought on by the 16-bit revolution. The world was primed for a big budget take on these beloved characters, and what they got was... this? Your hosts John and Daryn lived through Mario fever and are here to offer their analysis on every odd directorial choice, every casting misstep, and the many, many versions of this movie that could have been. These two lifelong best friends will take you all the way to the Mushroom Kingdom and back as they explore this confounding cult classic. Nothing's impossible-- improbable, unlikely, but never impossible-- on Here's Why It's Great! #hwigsupermariobros

3hr 10mins

15 Jul 2019

Rank #14

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Here's Why It's Great - The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1

Buckle your safety belts and keep your arms and legs inside the vehicle at all times, because your hosts John and Sebastian are about to take you on the ultimate thrill ride as they flip their lids over the penultimate chapter of the Twilight Saga. Hang on tight as they take you from Edward and Bella's nuptials in Forks all the way to Rio de Janeiro and back! Chess on the beach! Ill-fitting tuxedos! Vampire fetuses! Wolf parties! Broken spines! Styrofoam blood cups! And that barely scratches the surface of this truly insane film. Get ready for the honeymoon of a lifetime on Here's Why It's Great! #hwigbreakingdawnpart1

1hr 22mins

18 Feb 2019

Rank #15