Rank #1: Black Holes
In this month's deep dive, we're heading over the event horizon of one of the weirdest celestial phenomena known to humankind, the BlackHole.
From the early theoretical roots to the first ever photo of an actual black hole, we manage to make it through nearly an hour of deep scientific debate without making too many "hole" jokes and without losing Mike!
Intro Music: Black Hole Sun, Sound Garden ℗© 2014 A&M Records
Outro Music: Supermassive Black Hole, Muse ℗© 2006 A&E Records Limited
Rank #2: Interstellar
This month on We're Drunk & We Know Things, we're reaching for the stars as we blast off and float through the epic wonder that is, Christopher Nolan's Interstellar. From concept through to delivery, with a load of science and some of the most well-funded corn ever we hope you can join us as we wriggle down the wormhole of mega sci-fi and make an inordinate amount of black hole puns.
Intro music: Afraid of Time, Hans Zimmer ℗ 2014 WaterTower Music
Outro Music: Go!, Public Service Broadcasting ℗© Test Card Recordings
Rank #3: Cel Animation
Off the back of our first animated film episode, we're taking the deep dive into the world of cel animation! Mike & Rob roll up their sleeves, grab some cellulose and try not to blow themselves up as they explore the history, techniques and key players in the world of hand drawn animation. From the zoetrope to modern CGI cel shading with a healthy dose of Disney (obvs), we hope you'll join us on our 24fps adventure.
Intro music: Hakuna Matata, Nathan Lane & Ernie Sabella & Jason Weaver & Joseph Williams ℗ 2003 Walt Disney Records, Inc © 2006 Disney
Outro music: Under the Sea, Samuel E. Wright ℗ 1997 Walt Disney Records © 1997 Disney
Rank #4: Artificial Intelligence
It's finally happened... we're talkin' 'bout SkyNet! Hot on the heels of our T2 extravaganza we've got our first deep dive of the new season and it's time for Mike and Rob to search for some intelligence in the podcast, Artificial in this case which seemed our best hope.
So come with us on a journey through humankind's search for and quest to create artificial thought ... despite the fact that computers weren't really good enough for most of the time!
Intro music: Go Robot, Red Hot Chili Peppers ℗© 2016 Warner Bros. Records Inc.
Outro music: Paranoid, Black Sabbath ℗© 2016 Gimcastle Ltd.
Please drink responsibly
Rank #5: Terminator 2: Judgment Day
We’re back! No more alphabet, no more poll, just an epic movie to launch our second season: Terminator 2: Judgement Day!
Including One star reviews, why James Cameron is a bit of a tool, an extensive review of the extended terminator universe and one of the best quizzes ever conceived, it’s classic WDAWKT.
Wondering where the tech episode went? It will be along in 2 weeks as part of our new staggered schedule.
Intro music: Main Title Terminator 2 Theme, Brad Fiedel ℗© 2017 Studio Canal, under exclusive licence to UMC, a division of Universal Music Operations Limited.
Outro music: I Need Your Clothes, Your Boots, and Your Motorcycle (from Terminator 2), Austrian Death Machine © 2009 Metal Blade Records, Inc.
Please drink responsibly
Rank #6: Z is for Zip
Including a brief history, an almost certainly incorrect break down of how compression works and a lot of trolls (of the patent variety) it's a nice enough way to end the season. And let's face it, it's the only tech thing beginning with Z of any note.
Rank #7: Z is for Zodiac
Of course it's based on a true story but this doesn't stop Mike & Rob bringing their own version of inanity and slight degrees of fanboism to this sprawling review of all 157 minutes of this modern classic.
Rank #8: Y is for social networks of YesterYear
From the early 90s through to the upcoming wave of anti-social networks Rob and Mike skip merrily through a land of tribalism, hate speech, fake news and cat gifs ... so, you know, the internet.
Rank #9: V is for V for Vendetta
Rank #10: O is for Oceans Eleven
That's right, we back for O and that means we're running the long con and discussing Ocean's Eleven (the 2001 edition). Join us as we pull of a Boesky, a Jim Brown, a Miss Daisy, two Jethros and a Leon Spinks, not to mention the biggest Ella Fitzgerald ever! Oh and we discover an amazing fact about Andy Garcia, Mike's deep loathing for Julia Roberts (which can only be hiding his even deeper obsession), and everything you've come to expect from a classic WDAWKT film segment.
Rank #11: O is for Onion Routing
Containing considerably less paranoia than you'd expect (possibly because we've become desensitised over the last 14 months) we explore the history of this project, privacy concerns, the Silk Road, social impact and the unbelievable discovery that Mike has never seen The Princess Bride!
Rank #12: L is for Linux
Rank #13: G is for Ghostbusters
A movie that requires no introduction and didn't really need a podcast, this month, Mike and Rob try to avoid things that go bump in the night and take a tour round New York with the Ghostbusters! Expect the usual sillyness, 1 Star reviews and a mass of misty nostalgia.
Rank #14: D is for Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
Recorded al fresco at the Cock & Bottle with all the usual features you’ve come to know and love including, Nazi’s, seagulls and Amazon 1 Star reviews.
Rank #15: A is for Asymmetric Encryption
Recorded in front of an inebriated, public house audience at two of Jersey’s finest watering hole, fuelled by a range of ales and with more ums per minute than you’d believe possible!