Josh Blum, Matt Nekrich, and Scott T Holland join Ryan Sullivan for the latest wrestling episode, this time to discuss NXT Takeover: San Antonio and the 2017 Royal Rumble, and to look ahead to WrestleMania.
Ryan Sullivan is joined by fellow Effectively Wild fans Eric Ferguson, Eric Hartman, and Josh Blum to discuss the latest in the pro wrestling world. The group briefly critiques the recent return to the ring… Read more »
Tim Livingston, Chris Baber, and Tyler Baber talk about the ’80s-horror-homage Netflix series Stranger Things: what made the show so great, some of its many influences, speculations for season two, and the Barb hype.
Special guest star Russell A Carleton of Baseball Prospectus joins Mike Carlucci and Nick Strangis to look back at Star Trek: Deep Space Nine‘s classic baseball show, “Take Me Out to the Holosuite.” The trio… Read more »
On the eve of SummerSlam 2016, Effectively Wild group members Eric Ferguson, Eric Hartman, Tim Livingston, and Ryan Sullivan forge an uneasy alliance to talk about what’s currently happening in WWE, NXT, and the indies.
Anthony Lorenzo and Scott Kushner join Alex Crisafulli for a 3-round draft of favorite “Seinfeld” minor characters, and conclude with discussion on a memorable episodes.
Brandon Lee, Mike Carlucci, Nick Strangis, and Ken Maeda banter about Force Awakens rewatches and then resume their draft of favorite Star Wars things with three more rounds.
Tyler Baber and Chris Baber talk to special guest Ben Lindbergh (of Effectively Wild and FiveThirtyEight) about the highs and lows of the recent “X-Files” mini-series, and the show’s legacy. You can hear Ben talk… Read more »
Guests Scott Holland and Tim Livingston join Alex Crisafulli and Eric Roseberry to hold a 3-round draft of some of their favorite ’90s sitcoms. Along the way, they play “Name That Show.”
The following is the result of a “flash” draft of favorite TV Christmas specials, as conducted by Banished to the Pen staff and contributors. The picks were based solely on personal preference, and no thought… Read more »
Not long after their initial viewings of Star Wars Episode VII, Brandon Lee, Ken Maeda, Mick Carlucci, and Nick Strangis just had to convene to compare their ratings, theater experience, and likes/dislikes. Spoilers throughout.
Ben Lindbergh (of Effectively Wild and FiveThirtyEight) joins BttP editor Ken Maeda to talk about all things Star Wars, including his take on The Force Awakens, and growing up a fan of the series. After some talk about his sportswriting, spoilers start at about 12 minutes in.
Andrew Patrick, Eric Hartman, Mike Carlucci, and Brandon Lee hold a 5-round draft of their all-time favorite Simpsons episodes.
We go off-topic to pass the off-season: Effectively Wild group members Eric Ferguson and Eric Hartman join BttP regulars Eric Roseberry and Ryan Sullivan for a 3-round draft of their all-time favorite wrestlers.
The following is the result of a “flash” draft of leftover Halloween candies, as conducted by Banished to the Pen staff and contributors. Select scouting notes are also included. The picks were based solely on… Read more »
On this edition of Mop-Up Duty: It’s Star Wars. Brandon Lee, Ken Maeda, and Mike Carlucci hold a 5-round “space fantasy mock draft” of their favorite Star Wars things, reminiscing, learning fun facts, and looking to the future of the franchise. Recommended only to those with excessive levels of geekness.
Discussed briefly but repeatedly on Effectively Wild, the sci-fi cult film Snowpiercer is the second topic of our semi-regular spin-off podcast. Brandon Lee, Mikey Poley, and Tyler Baber got together to talk about what they liked about the movie, discuss some of the bigger points of confusion, and suggest Snowpiercer comps.
The first episode of Banished to the Pen’s semi-regular spin-off podcast. Pro wrestling is a secondary pastime for many Effectively Wild fans, so the series starts with Eric Roseberry, Ryan Sullivan, and Ken Maeda chatting about their fandom, baseball Randy Savage, the lingo, live shows, and bloopers. Plus, Eric discusses his brief first-hand experience as a wrestler at the indie level. We hope there’s something for fans and non-fans alike.