May 5, 2022
JK Rowling collaborates with a pair of theater veterans to tell her eighth Hogwarts adventure Harry Potter and the Cursed Child as a stage play. And while Brock, Stuart, and Arnie couldn’t score tickets, they are ready to review the published script. What happens when Harry’s son goes Slytherin, and travels back in time to change the outcome of the Triwizard Tournament? Listen to find out if fans throw the author into a Goblet of Fire for messing with a classic tale.
March 31, 2022
This week Brock, Stuart, and Arnie graduate from Hogwarts as they complete JK Rowling’s seventh and final Harry Potter novel, The Deathly Hallows. Is the boy wizard ready to lead the fight against a Ministry of Magic overtaken by Death Eaters? Where exactly has Dark Lord Voldemort hidden the last piece of his soul? And what is the real reason Professor Snape hates Harry so much? Find out if your predictions for the conclusion come true. Listen Now!
March 17, 2022
Harry Potter was “the Chosen One” for readers around the world even before his sixth adventure became a global best-seller in summer 2005. Now the skeptics rally around the boy wizard too, in the hopes he’ll be able to stop the return of dreaded sorcerer Voldemort. Did a mysterious Half-Blood Prince provide answers for defeating evil in the margins of Harry’s potions book? Brock, Stuart, and Arnie piece this Tom Riddle together on the latest podcast.
March 10, 2022
Readers around the globe celebrated the 2003 release of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. So why are so many terrible things being printed in newspapers about the boy wizard on his fifteenth birthday? Is it all in Harry’s head that Voldemort has infiltrated the Ministry of Magic, and changed Hogwarts curriculum so that students are left defenseless against his rise? Listen now as Brock, Stuart, and Arnie remember what it was like to be an angry teenager.
March 3, 2022
Brock, Stuart, and Arnie are cheering in the stands for Harry Potter as he finally gets into the ring with nemesis Voldemort for his massive fourth novel The Goblet of Fire. Can Dumbledore and gruff new Defense Against Dark Arts professor Mad Eye Moody prepare the boy wizard for the fight of his life? And will the hormonal teenager have a harder time finding a date for the Yule Ball than competing in the Triwizard Tournament? Find out when you Listen Now!
February 24, 2022
Wizard studies might be going well for Harry Potter in third adventure Prisoner of Azkaban, but what he really needs is a law degree so he can keep homicidal maniac Sirius Black locked in jail. Will the man responsible for making the wizard boy an orphan return to Hogwarts and finish off the family tree? And can Harry negotiate a stay of execution for Hagrid’s pet hippogriff after it bites Draco Malfoy? The time for Brock, Stuart, and Arnie to put the next book on trial is now!
February 17, 2022
Brock, Arnie, and Stuart invite you into their flying car as they head back to Hogwarts, and pry open the cover of The Chamber of Secrets. This second Harry Potter novel finds the boy wizard trying to unmask the Slytherin heir who threatens to commit genocide on Muggle-born classmates. Was house elf Dobby right to warn children away from a school year that might petrify them? Have a seat on the toilet and listen to the hosts moan about it all. Listen Now!
February 10, 2022
Brock, Arnie, and Stuart use their combined podcasting magic to revive Books & Nachos so that the literary adventures of Harry Potter can finally be discussed! How did this orphaned boy wizard enchant so many millions of readers from all around the world? And are philosophers or sorcerers responsible for the stone at the center of this first installment? You won’t need a wand to conjure the answers. Just strap on a pair of headphones and Listen Now!
July 23, 2020
Snake Plissken is back, but which Snake Plissken is the real Snake Plissken? After reviewing four BOOM! Studios Escape from New York graphic novels, Jakob and Jason shake the pillars of heaven to see John Carpenter’s antihero go head-to-head with an alter ego from Little China. That’s right, Jack Burton is back, and he’s teaming with Snake to take on villains of the past, and present. Join us once more for the final episode in our Books & Nachos Escape from New York series.
July 16, 2020
Fun times in Cleveland again! Snake Plissken’s been retired for more than a decade, but when the government comes for his land, he’s going to lead a revolution against the one percent! The final volume in BOOM! Studios’ Escape from New York series leads directly into the events of John Carpenter’s Escape from L.A., but does the creative team know that? Jakob and Jason have some questions, and a whole lot of fun, saying goodbye to Snake in the penultimate episode of our Books & Nachos Snake Plissken series.