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Risky Business - Limited Time Release for Patrons (Expires September 1, 2020)

Note: This podcast is available to Now Playing Podcast Patrons of $25 or more.  This podcast will only be available until September 1, 2020, so be sure to listen (and, if you want to listen after, to download) before that date!

You can also get this podcast through the Now Playing Spring 2020 Donation Drive, or individually for a small donation.

 

It was a Risky Business proposition for Tom Cruise to take another starring role in a teen sex comedy after Losin’ It failed to satisfy audiences. But a bolder future is planned for new virginal lead Joel Goodson, as he partners with call girl Rebecca DeMornay to turn his parents’ stuffy suburban home into a pop-up brothel. Is Cruise’s first hit an occasion to take those old records off the shelf and dance around in tighty whities?  Find out what Arnie, Jakob, and Stuart will do for their Gold Level Donors when you step into a shower of Tom Cruise shows this Spring.

Losin’ It - Limited Time Release for Patrons (Expires September 1, 2020)

Note: This podcast is available to Now Playing Podcast Patrons of $25 or more.  This podcast will only be available until September 1, 2020, so be sure to listen (and, if you want to listen after, to download) before that date!

You can also get this podcast through the Now Playing Spring 2020 Donation Drive, or individually for a small donation.

 

Jakob, Stuart, and Arnie are Losin’ It this spring with a Gold Level retrospective committed to finding the reasons why Tom Cruise became the biggest movie star of the 1980s. The journey begins with a road trip to Tijuana, where the almost famous actor is finding it hard to score with ladies of the night. Can flighty divorcee Shelly Long give Cruise a reason to flash that devilish grin?  And what fireworks will Bad News Bear Jackie Earle Haley set off in his quest to obtain Spanish Fly and avoid Mexican jail? Find out when you cross that border and Donate Now!  

Us - Limited Time Release for Patrons (Expires September 1, 2020)

Note: This podcast is available to Now Playing Podcast Patrons of $10 or more.  This podcast will only be available until September 1, 2020, so be sure to listen (and, if you want to listen after, to download) before that date!

You can also get this podcast through the Now Playing Spring 2020 Donation Drive, or individually for a small donation.

 

This Friday the 13th, slip on a red jumpsuit and tether yourself to the weirdest blockbuster of 2019. Lupita Nyong'o returns to the Santa Cruz Boardwalk where she once mysteriously went missing, and confronts sinister duplicates of her family. Is getting these leering lookalikes out of her childhood home as scary or funny as Get Out? And why did writer-director Jordan Peele link this slasher scenario to the failed 1986 humanitarian effort Hands Across America? The Now Playing hosts have five on it, so don’t panic. Join Us in our Spring donation drive to Find Out!

Rush Hour 3 - Limited Time Release for Patrons (Expires Feb 29, 2020)

Note: This podcast is available to Now Playing Podcast Patrons of $50 or more.  This podcast will only be available until February 29, 2020, so be sure to listen (and, if you want to listen after, to download) before that date!

You can also get this podcast through the Now Playing Spring 2019 Donation Drive, or individually for a small donation.

 

Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker served up a triple order of soul food and crab lampoon when they delivered Rush Hour 3 to hungry audiences in 2007.  But does their brand of bromance partner well with the added ingredients of a long lost Japanese relative, saucy European locations, and a full body search from smooth criminal Roman Polanski?  And does it take an ace detective to deduce that Max Von Sydow is up to no good? Find out if the mismatched cops are still arresting ten years later when you donate for Platinum Level and download the fun.

Rush Hour 2 - Limited Time Release for Patrons (Expires Feb 29, 2020)

Note: This podcast is available to Now Playing Podcast Patrons of $50 or more.  This podcast will only be available until February 29, 2020, so be sure to listen (and, if you want to listen after, to download) before that date!

You can also get this podcast through the Now Playing Spring 2019 Donation Drive, or individually for a small donation.

Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker are still stuck working together in Rush Hour 2, but now the flow of traffic sends the mismatched cops back to Hong Kong to investigate a mad bomber (Crouching Tiger’s Ziyi Zhang) and Triad gang lord (Last Emperor John Lone).  Will audiences find love on this lavish double date that includes trips to the massage parlor, Michael Jackson karaoke, and raids on a real estate tycoon’s yacht?  Print off a little counterfeit money and donate to hear the Now Playing podcasters break this Platinum Level Series down.

Rush Hour - Limited Time Release for Patrons (Expires Feb 29, 2020)

Note: This podcast is available to Now Playing Podcast Patrons of $50 or more.  This podcast will only be available until February 29, 2020, so be sure to listen (and, if you want to listen after, to download) before that date!

You can also get this podcast through the Now Playing Spring 2019 Donation Drive, or individually for a small donation.

Jackie Chan cut his teeth (and every other body part) in Hong Kong kung fu flicks and police stories throughout the 1970s and 80s, but he didn’t achieve Hollywood superstardom until he hitched his wagon to the 1998 action-comedy Rush Hour. Was Chan’s biggest stunt partnering with renegade cop Chris Tucker, and bumbling his way through Los Angeles tourist spots on the road to rescue a kidnapped 11-year-old girl?  Find out if their sweet-and-sour chemistry gives the buddy cop formula a new flavor when you Donate for this Platinum Level series.

Amadeus - Patron Exclusive Podcast

Hear the voice of God… or at least podcasters Arnie, Stuart, and Jakob… when you receive an exclusive show devoted to Amadeus.  Was Mozart (Tom Hulce) murdered by jealous court composer Salieri (F Murray Abraham) in an elaborate plot to steal away his final musical composition?  And didn’t the cackling brat kind of deserve it for being such an irresponsible husband and disappointing celebrity in person? Find out why this 1780 costume drama became one of the biggest hits of the 1980s when you become a Now Playing Patron this January.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker — Early UNEDITED Release for Patrons (Expires Dec 24)

This is a (mostly) unedited podcast.  It will contain background noises, misspeaks, and other errors. Also a couple corrections or "inserts" may be in the final version and not in this release.

But we are releasing this for our Patrons of $25 or more who want the fastest access to the show! 

Flash Gordon - Patron Exclusive Podcast

Before Now Playing rockets back to that fabled galaxy far, far away, Brock, Arnie and Stuart weather the space opera George Lucas once sought to make instead of Star Wars. Comic strip hero Flash Gordon didn’t break any box office records when it crashed into movie theaters back in 1980, but has since won a substantial cult following thanks to colorful visuals, a rockin’ Queen score, and a pervasive sleazy vibe that starts with Playgirl centerfold/star Sam Jones! Find out if it’s the disaster Ming The Merciless hoped it to be by becoming a December Patron.   

The Irishman - Limited Time Release for Patrons (Expires March 31, 2020)

Note: This podcast is available to Now Playing Podcast Patrons of $50 or more.  This podcast will only be available until March 31, 2020, so be sure to listen (and, if you want to listen after, to download) before that date!

You can also get this podcast through the Now Playing Spring 2019 Donation Drive, or individually for a small donation.

Al Pacino caps a career playing gangsters by taking on the role of legendary labor union boss Jimmy Hoffa. Robert DeNiro co-stars as The Irishman who knows why the mob-connected Teamster famously went missing back in 1975. Does the disappearance have something to do with Hoffa ordering the hit on JFK?  Or did Jimmy’s bluster make goodfellas Joe Pesci and Harvey Keitel “more than a little concerned”? Summer 2018 Gold Level donors automatically get their house painted. Everyone else should donate to hear the latest Martin Scorsese podcast.