Anytime Minutes

Anytime Minutes Podcast

A podcast about phones and phone calls by Griffin Fillipitch and Tony Wagner.

166: Pillow Talk
For our Mother's Day special (ha), we're honoring Doris Day with a discussion of "Pillow Talk," the 1959 Academy Award winning rom-com she did with Rock Hudson. It's not just about the phone, but a new kind of *phone tech* we haven't encountered yet!! How is that even possible!! Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....

165: The OC, season 1, part 2
We're joined again by Carleigh to break down the second half of The OC's remarkable first season! Just how twisted is Oliver? Why does Luke love Julie Cooper? Have you ever been to a Rooney concert? The answers to these questions and more. Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....

164: Ariel Pink's "Put Your Number In My Phone"
Indie rock legend Ariel Pink has joined Cameo, so we had to play a very special round of "Cameo Conundrum" before jumping into this week's song: "Put Your Number In My Phone." Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....


163: Drake's DMs
This week, we're discussing the Twitter DMs that Drake screenshotted and then posted on Instagram. Why did he do that?? Why are we doing this?? Two truly unanswerable questions Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....

162: "On the Line"
Folks, it's been a while. Sorry about that, we've been having some technical issues but we are BACK and talking about Jenny Lewis! "On The Line" isn't a concept album about the Chicago-set Lance Bass/Joey Fatone rom-com, it's about phones! We're talking about the title track this week. Somehow we forgot to do credits this week but of course thank you to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art!...

161: "Phone"
Lizzo's major label debut is coming next month, we're preparing by revisiting her 2016 song "Phone." We talk about her career up until now, how losing your phone might reflect a healthy mental state, LeBron finding a phone charger on the court the other night, and other things. Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....


160: "High-Flying Bird" and shooting movies on iPhones
Steven Soderbergh's latest movie is a thinky, talky sports business movie all about labor issues and race in the NBA. It was also shot fast, cheap, and on a bunch of iPhone 8s. But it's not the first movie to shoot on smartphones, it's not even Soderbergh's first iPhone movie. We'll talk about the trend and play another round of "Cameo Conundrum!" Note: We originally uploaded this with some messed up audio in the intro, should be fixed now. Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Mak...

159: The OC, season 1, part 1
We're trying to do more shows, and we're starting with one that... doesn't have that many phones? Along with friend of the show Laura, we discuss the first half of season 1, why it's her favorite show, why it's becoming one of ours, and some of the phone (and non-phone) highlights so far. Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....

158: BlacKkKlansman
We didn't talk about "BlacKkKlansman" over the summer, which was so dumb because the whole thing hinges on phone calls! We discuss Spike Lee's Oscar snubs and what Topher Grace is like on the phone. But first, we play a brand-new game: "Cameo Conundrum!"  Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....


157: It Must Be Him
This week, the 1967 song "It Must Be Him," by Vikki Carr. We dive into the song that inspired its melody, some notable covers, whether or not Vikki literally dies when she says that she dies, and who is on the other end of this call. Plus, a couple new year's resolutions. Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....

156: Souljaphone
UPDATE: Audio is fixed now sorry!!! Look, we just talked about Soulja Boy in the fall, but since we recorded that podcast about "Kiss Me Thru The Phone" a lot's happened over at SouljaBoyTellEm.com. This man sells consumer electronics now. Thanks again to everyone who helped us raise money for Tubman! And of course to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....

156: Souljaphone
Look, we just talked about Soulja Boy in the fall, but since we recorded that podcast about "Kiss Me Thru The Phone" a lot's happened over at SouljaBoyTellEm.com. This man sells consumer electronics now. Thanks again to everyone who helped us raise money for Tubman! And of course to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....


156: Souljaphone
Look, we just talked about Soulja Boy in the fall, but since we recorded that podcast about "Kiss Me Thru The Phone" a lot's happened over at SouljaBoyTellEm.com. This man sells consumer electronics now. Thanks again to everyone who helped us raise money for Tubman! And of course to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....

155.5: New Year's Eve Ranked (rerun)
Happy New Year! We're revisiting this old ep and reminding you one more time that you can help us raise $2000 for Tubman before 2019 begins!! You can learn more about them here and donate at our PayPal. Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....

155: Die Hard
Look we do NOT care if you think "Die Hard" is a Christmas movie please don't tell us about it. What we do care about is phone calls, and "Die Hard" is full of them. It also takes place on Christmas Eve exactly 30 years ago today so what were we not going to talk about it??? Reminder: We're trying to raise $2000 for Tubman before the new year! You can learn more about them here and donate at our PayPal. Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....


154: The Holiday
It's almost Christmas and we're celebrating with the 2006 Nancy Meyers masterpiece The Holiday!!!! Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet have swapped houses, and found romantic partners (of varying degrees of hotness) on both sides of the Atlantic. We discuss the phone calls, the boob grazes, the misters Napkin Head, and more. Also: Our holiday fundraiser for Tubman has begun! You can learn more about them here and donate at our PayPal. Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom ...

153: Hanging onto Griffin's broken telephone
Griffin's iPhone 5C has been dying a slow, slow death for the past year, and last week it finally crumbled completely into dust. We'll eulogize that phone this week before talking about Blondie's rendition of "Hanging on the Telephone." Also: Our holiday fundraiser for Tubman has begun! You can learn more about them here and donate at our PayPal. Thanks to Makenzie Flom for suggesting this week's song and, of course, for the art. Alex Brodsky made our theme music...

152: 867-5309/Jenny
This week we're diving deep on maybe the most famous phone song of all time: Tommy Tutone's awkwardly titled "867-5309/Jenny." Is Jenny a real lady? Why do they seem to have constantly lied about the writing of this 1982 hit? Are they direct descendants of the Big Bopper? Or just indirect descendants? Plus: what movie is Griffin's family going to see this Thanksgiving? Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....


151: Kiss Me Thru the Phone
This week we take a moment to recognize the years of service and sacrifice from Soulja Boy Tell 'Em. His immortal hit "Kiss Me Thru The Phone" is turning 10 and there's so much to unpack: What happens when you call that number? Is Soulja the most influential rapper-producer of his generation, or merely the king of ringtone rap? Should you actually kiss your phone? We'll talk about all of it!!! Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....

150: When a Stranger Calls
This week the pod is coming from inside the house!!!! It's Halloween, we watched the original 1979 When a Stranger Calls, and the 2006 remake, and talk about the classic phone call therein, and why in both cases, it could not sustain a whole movie. Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....

149: American Vandal season 2
The Netflix true crime parody/peerless teen drama American Vandal has returned for a new season and folks, this thing's lousy with phones. Spoilers from about 29 minutes on. Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....


148: Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist
This week we're celebrating the 10th anniversary of Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist, a film and soundtrack rooted deeply in the era of peak mainstream indie, and in our hearts. Why has it aged better than other relics from this time, why is Nick so hung up on his ex, why is Ari Graynor not a household name? We attempt to answer these questions.  Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....

147: Lips of an Angel
Summer is over and we're returning to phone songs with the 2005 hit "Lips of Angel." Hinder was inspired by the debauchery of '80s hair metal, but their lead singer dresses like an emo boy, and they produce butt rock that was covered by a country singer. It all adds up to a very confusing phone call! Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....

146: Phone Booth
The finale of our summer action movie series is here, and it's the wildly phone-centric 2003 thriller "Phone Booth," starring Colin Farrell and Forest Whitaker. A greedy, seedy publicist is held hostage in a phone booth by a sniper on the other end of the call.  Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....


145: Mark Wahlberg schedule emergency pod
We had some technical difficulties with this weeks episode, but we HAD to convene this emergency pod to talk about Mark Wahlberg and his insane daily schedule. It's Oops! All Who's Ripped This Week. A little Rob McElhenney and Eminem talk too. It's better than that makes it sound. Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....

144: The Bourne Supremacy
This week's entry in our summer action movie series is "The Bourne Supremacy," written by Tony Gilroy, directed by Paul Greengrass, starring a couple of classic phone calls that have inspired us to give Jason Bourne the title of Biggest Lil Stinker. Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....

143: Taken
"Taken" is a pretty bad movie with an excellent phone call that launched a billion-dollar franchise and a whole second career for Liam Neeson. We'll use our set of skills to pick it apart, along with a couple other calls this movie has to offer. Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....


142: The Dark Knight
Another edition of our summer action movie series: "The Dark Knight" just celebrated its 10th anniversary, and has way more phone calls than we remembered it having.  Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....

141: Mission: Impossible
We're finally talking about all things Mission: Impossible this week, from the phones Ethan Hunt gets his missions from, to the calls Tom Cruise gets whenever he sends someone a cake. Plus, a wild phone scene in "Ghost Protocol" that no one talks about. Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....

140: The Matrix
We're kicking off our summer action movie series with the Wachowskis' 1999 classic, "The Matrix." They use landlines to move from the real world to the fake one, are tracked via cell phones, turning them into dramatic, symbolic devices. All while being extremely '90s.  Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....


139: Sorry to Bother You
Boot's Riley's film debut "Sorry to Bother You" adapts the style and politics of his music with The Coup to the big screen, to really stunning results. It's also all about telemarketing! So that's what we're talking about today. Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....

138: "Your Most Valuable Possession"
For the first time ever (somehow), we're talking about Ben Folds. Specifically, his 1999 song "Your Most Valuable Possession," which features a voicemail from his dad. That leads us to the majesty of space, his experiments with William Shatner, and other things.  Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....

137: "Bless the Telephone"
It's a listener request this week: Labi Siffre's "Bless the Telephone." It's one of the most beautiful songs we've ever talked about on the pod, so of course we had to mix it in with a mediocre Drake track. We can't resist comparing the way these two men see the phone. Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....


136: "Payphone"
Last week we discussed the Song of Summer 2012 champion "Call Me Maybe," this week we're on to one of the runners up that same summer. We talk about Maroon 5's song "Payphone," how it represents a low point as well as a turning point for the band, how cool is Adam Levine, what are the names of the other Maroon 4, etc. Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....

135: "Call Me Maybe"
It was always leading up to this. We're talking about all the exchanging numbers and asking for a call (maybe) in Carly Rae Jepsen's breakout hit "Call Me Maybe." Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art. Don't forget to check out Billy Sunday's new album on Bandcamp....

134: "30 Hours"
This week we're talking about the Kanye West song "30 Hours," which features a phone call from his longtime publicist Gabe, and using it as a way into his new album "ye". How does Kanye's morning routine compare to ours? How is Gabe holding up under all the stress of  Kanye's horrible year? Has this song curdled? Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art. Don't forget to check out Billy Sunday's new album on Bandcamp....


133: All the phones in "2001: A Space Odyssey"
Stanley Kubrick's "2001: A Space Odyssey" has returned to theaters for its 50th anniversary. Something you might have missed on the small screen: All those dang phones! Griffin went deep on fan theories, and Tony's small non-galaxy brain can hardly keep up. Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art. Don't forget to check out Billy Sunday's new album on Bandcamp....

132.5: When Harry Met Sally (rerun)
Tony is out of town and Griffin is celebrating his birthday (and it's a holiday) so we're looking back to last fall's episode about "When Harry Met Sally" this week. By the way, if you liked this episode be sure to check out our friends at Rom-Com Actually. Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....

132: Hanging up on "New Girl"
"New Girl" is over! Its last episode aired last week, Griffin cares a lot, Tony is "new" (lol) to the show but he's trying. We look back at it via an episode all about phones, "Landline" from season 4.  Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....


131: Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell
This week, it's a song about a very confusing phone call at a very confusing fast food restaurant: "Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell" by Das Racist. First we'll hear it remixed by Wallpaper, which was probably the more famous version when DR broke out in 2008, but don't worry we'll play the original later. Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....

130: Wow, I Can Get Sexual Too
This week's phone call comes from the song "Wow, I Can Get Sexual Too" by Say Anything. We talk about Henry Winkler's cameo in the music video, phone sex, why the band has now disowned this song, and more.  Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....

129: Chantilly Lace
The Big Bopper might not have been as well known as Buddy Holly or Ritchie Valens when the three of them died in that fateful plane crash in 1959, but he was a true pioneer in "songs about the phone." So today we're celebrating his legacy... and also dumping on it a bit. Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....


128: "Hello"
"Hello" by Adele is the next stop on our tour of in-song phone calls. We discuss the relationship postmortem in the song, the etiquette of reading your phone in the bathroom, and the recent flip phone revival.  Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....

127: "Telephone Line"
This week we're breaking down "Telephone Line" by ELO, its phone sounds, its placement in the film Billy Madison, its singer's motivations, etc. Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....

126: "The Call"
You know when you're out with your boys, looking to end up in misery? Us too. That's why we're talking about the Backstreet Boys hit single "The Call" this week. Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....


125: "Marvins Room"
The next stop on our tour of great in-song phone calls is "Marvins Room," Drake's debut drunk dial and one of the best songs on his classic sophomore album. Has Drake seen the movie Marvin's Room? What is his favorite movie? Are you drunk right now? Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....

124: "You Don't Know My Name"
This week we're starting our tour of great phone calls in songs with "You Don't Know My Name" by Alicia Keys. We'll talk about how to flirt, the incredible music video and of course Mos Def's weird diner order. Also a quick diversion to talk about our favorite boy YouTube Reviewers. Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....

123: Game Nite
Tony just attended a game night, Griffin just watched the new movie "Game Night," so we're talking about game nights! What are the best games? Are single people allowed at game nights? Where does this movie stand in the nearly-decimated landscape of mainstream, studio comedies? Then later: is Ben Affleck still ripped? Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....


122: Griffin cooks while watching movies
Tony had long abandoned his flimsy new years resolutions but Griffin has been keeping track of his, and this week we're checking in on them. First up, the G-man whips up a new meal and tells us all about it. Then we talk through his "movie a day" reso and back into a little Oscar talk. Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....

121: Too Much Sauce
McDonald's has brought back their dreaded Szechaun Sauce again again, and along with it they've produced a podcast called The Sauce. What the fuck is going on at Griffin's favorite restaurant and hangout? We try to figure it out.  Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....

120: Black Panther
Starting with a very special Who's Ripped This Week and ending with the killer soundtrack, this whole ep is about Black Panther. It rules. Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....


119: Lady Bird, Get Out, Dunkirk
Tony recently caught up with these three Best Picture nominees, and we're talking about them! Would Get Out have been better with its original ending? Would Ren Stevens and Lady Bird be friends if they'd gone to the same Sacramento high school? Is Christopher Nolan high on his own supply???  Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....

118: Celeb couples and the best rom-coms, ranked
We love love, so were here on this Valentine's Day special, talking about our favorite celebrity couples, and all the rom-coms Tony's seen, ranked from worst to best. Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....

117: Black Mirror season 4
Don't read this. Look away from the screen! But still listen! We're talking about Black Mirror's new season.  Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....


116: Vikings, who's ripped and Parenthood
We're comin' at ya with our three most-popular segments: Who's Ripped This Week, Tony's Sports Minute and the Monica Potter Appreciation Minute. Sorry this one was so late!!! Technical difficulties. Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....

115: Best movies of 2007
A lot of people spent 2017 claiming that it was the ten year anniversary of an especially great year in movies. Is that true? How good really are the movies of 2007? In our attempt to answer that question, Tony watched There Will Be Blood, Michael Clayton, Superbad, and one very special surprise movie for the first time. And Griffin made a top 10 of 2007.  Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....

114: Best calls of 2017 and New Year's resolutions
We're back from vacation and wrapping up 2017 before heading into the new year. First up, Griffin counts down his favorite movie phone calls of the year, and shames Tony for only watching superhero movies. Then, the boys talk resolutions set and broken. Finally, we count up the final donation all of you helped us make to Tubman! Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....


113: New Year's Eve Ranked
It's New Year's Day! New year, new us, but still an old bit. Just like we did with "Love Actually" and "Valentine's Day," we're watching and ranking the storylines in the Garry Marshall film, "New Year's Eve," starring Cary Elwes, Jim Belushi, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and Jon Bon Jovi as Jensen.  Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....

112: The Christmas Episodes
Merry Christmas! This holiday we're talking about our all-time favorite holiday TV. We're still raising money for Tubman, a Minnesota organization that provides support to women, children, and families struggling with relationship violence, addiction, and more. Donate here. Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....

111.5: Love Actually Ranked (rerun)
We're taking a week to prep the next couple weeks of holiday shows, so here's an old favorite: a ranking of our favorite storylines in the 2003 film "Love Actually."  And most importantly, our holiday fundraiser for Tubman, a Minnesota organization that provides support to women, children, and families struggling with relationship violence, addiction, and more. Donate to Tubman at our PayPal now: paypal.me/AnytimeMinutes Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the ...


111: The great gift purge
There's two weeks left til Christmas, and those podcast boys have presents on their minds. We'll talk about workplace secret santas, online shopping, best gifts received and worst gifts given.  Also, we're starting our holiday fundraiser! Donate to Tubman at our PayPal now. Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....

110: Jim & Andy & Grinch
This week we're talking about the new Netflix documentary, "Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond," which pairs behind the scenes footage from "Man on the Moon" with a recent interview Jim Carrey. It's weird!!! But is it weirder than the Jim Carrey Grinch? That's what we're attempting to answer as we kick off the holiday season. Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....

109: At The Movies
Back from the Friendsgiving break, we're catching up on all the movies we watched, including Thor 3, Three Billboards and.... A Christmas Prince. Plus, a deep dive into Griffin's Letterboxd account. Wow, after 109 episodes we actually forgot to thank Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art. Yikes....


108: Thanksgiving catch-up
Griffin is back after a week away. We talk about his brother's wedding, seeing Lady Bird, seeing Hamilton, and crying through all of them!!! Also Taylor Swift said "shit" just as he predicted. And Thanksgiving talk. Many things.  Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....

107: Stranger Things 2 (with Carleigh)
Griffin's brother got married this weekend so that means our good friend Carleigh Knowles is BACK to talk about "Stranger Things 2." Be advised we're going full spoilers as we try to answer all the biggest questions, like: Is Eleven a boring character? Was Billy all that hot? What was Griffin's best man speech like? What about Bob? And what do we want out of season 3? Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....

106: Papa Johns vs. The NFL
Look, we all know John "Papa John" Schnatter dated Taylor Swift in the late 2000s, and she wrote "Dear John" about him. But did you know the pizza billionaire mogul is in a fued with the NFL that cost him tens of millions of dollars this week? Wild. We'll talk about that, plus the World Series, in this extension of everyone's favorite segment: Tony's Sports Minute! Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....


105: Horror movie phone calls
Happy Halloween!!! In celebration, we're running down the best horror movie phone calls, talking about how the phone works as a suspense builder, why they don't just hang up, how we're big brave boys that aren't scared of anything, etc.  Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....

104: American Vandal, Riverdale and The Good Place
Yeah, yeah, yeah, in this ep we announced Anytime Minutes is moving to Mondays. Did this one go up very late Monday, into Tuesday morning? Maybe. From here on out look for these pods on your app Monday morning. This week it's the second part of our rootin' tootin' fall TV preview. On this episode we talk "American Vandal," "The Good Place," "Riverdale" and "Wisdom of the Crowd."  Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....

103: Animation roundup
We're reviewing two new animated Netflix shows, "Neo Yokio" and "Big Mouth," and breaking down our complicated feelings about two more established animated shows, "Rick and Morty" and "BoJack Horseman." Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....


102: mother! Chance! And others!
This week we're joined by Tina Ray to discuss the annoyingly punctuated new movie from Darren Aronofsky, "mother!", the new season of "Transparent," and a bunch of other things. Then Tony joins to talk about seeing Chance the Rapper on the last stop of his latest tour. Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....

101: Guitar tabs and The Killers
It's the 20th Anniversary of Blink 182's "Dammit," one of the best "I learned this with tabs in 10 minutes" songs out there. We'll talk about struggle-playing the guitar and whether or not Jared Kushner busted out some "Banana Pancakes" in college. Then: The Killers just put out their fifth album, and we almost come to blows over it??? Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....

100: Kenny Dennis (w/ Serengeti)
It's our 100th episode, and it's a special one! Serengeti, aka Dave Cohn, aka Kenny Dennis, aka the guy whose music we discussed on the very first episode of Anytime Minutes, joins us to talk about his latest album, how he created maybe the greatest Chicago character of all time, how it has changed, and more.  Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....


99.5: The "Best-of"
We're about to hit 100 episodes and we have something big planned so we're taking this week off and celebrating with a few of our favorite bits from the past two years. Couldn't have gotten here w/o Alex Brodsky making our theme music and Makenzie Flom making our art. See you next week for a very special episode 100!...

99: Two Dudes
We're back talking about Labor Day, "Labor Day," Ansel Elgort's music career, Tony's new football fandom, bachelor parties, recent "Star Wars" drama, and more. Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....

98: Taylor Swift's "Look What You Made Me Do"
Taylor Swift is back and she's... dead. Or so she told us, over the phone, which is why we're talking about her new single "Look What You Made Me Do," and the phone calls that got us here. Wow, sorry this one was so late ya'll, a series of technical issues and the holiday got in the way. We'll be back on Thursday. Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....


97: When Harry Met Sally / BBC's Best Comedies
This week we discuss "When Harry Met Sally" which Tony just saw for the first time, and the BBC list of the Best Comedies of All Time, which it does appear on (#29).  Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....

96: Steve Bartman, Anthony Scaramucci and Jonah Hill
We're spending this week catching up on a few stories we didn't get to this summer, starting with Anthony Scaramucci's infamous phone call to a reporter about auto-fellatio. Then it's time for another "Who's Ripped This Week" all about Jonah Hill. Finally, we talk about Steve Bartman getting a Cubs championship ring. Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....

95: RIP iPods / Baby Driver
This week we're remembering, and saying goodbye, to iPods. They're mostly discontinued but still factor heavily into this summer's "Baby Driver," directed by Edgar Wright and starring Ansel Elgort. We'll discuss all that, plus the time Dave Matthews dumped his poo into the Chicago River. Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....


94: Meet Me in the Bathroom
For the second installment of the Anytime Minutes book club, we read "Meet Me in the Bathroom," Lizzy Goodman's oral history of New York rock from 2001-2011. It's got juicy behind-the-scenes stories of a bunch of our favorite bands, but we're not sure how we feel about it. Oh, and there are some phone calls too. Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....

93: Frank Ocean and Brad Pitt
Frank Ocean brought Brad Pitt on stage this past week at FYF Fest in Los Angeles, where he looked sad while holding a phone up to his face. So we're talking about Brad's best on screen phone calls, a voicemail on Frank's last album, their budding friendship, and more. Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....

92: Song of the Summer 2k17
We're heading into the dog days of August and it's time to decide: What's the song of the summer??? We're hashing it out in this jam-packed episode, but first we go back to 1985 for another seminal movie phone call and two great songs of that summer. There was a LOT we couldn't get to in this ep, and we couldn't put in clips of all the songs we did talk about because I don't want to go to jail so be sure to check out our Spotify playlist with all the contenders.  Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making ...


91: My Best Friend's Wedding
Last month was the 20th anniversary of the classic Julia Roberts rom-com, "My Best Friend's Wedding." We're celebrating by making Tony watch it for the first time, discussing its weird sing-a-longs, phone calls, and Chicago set pieces. Also, the introduction of a new phone-related segment. Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....

90: What makes America great?
We're coming off the Fourth of July holiday so this is just a quick, uncut episode talking about our favorite American stuff. So quick we forgot to thank Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....

89: DJ Khaled, The Drums and 2 Chainz
There's just been a ton of good music coming out here at the start of summer, so we're back talking about three more releases: DJ Khaled's "Grateful," The Drums' "'Abysmal Thoughts'" and 2 Chainz's "Pretty Girls Like Trap Music." Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....


88: Lorde, Fleet Foxes, SZA
This week we're kicking around three new releases. Melodrama by Lorde, Crack Up by Fleet Foxes, and Ctrl by SZA.  Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....

87: Wonder Woman and The Mummy (1999)
Some heroes are mightier than others on this week's pod. First up, our overdue thoughts on Wonder Woman's WAY overdue big screen debut. Then, we skip the new Mummy that's in theaters now in favor of revisiting the 1999 smash hit starring Brendan Fraser. Plus, the return of Who's Ripped This Week. Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....

86: Carly Rae returns / Love Actually reunion
All of our favorites are back! Carly Rae Jepsen's new single "Cut to the Feeling" is here and nothing will ever be the same! Also the cast of "Love Actually" has reunited with director Richard Curtis for "Red Nose Day Actually." Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....


85: Master of None and David Lynch
Aziz Ansari's "Master of None" is back for its second season on Netflix, and we're slurping it up like so many bowls of homemade Bucatini. Plus, "Twin Peaks" is back after 25 years but neither of us are quite caught up yet so instead we're talking about "Mulholland Dr." Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....

84: TRL returns
We're watching a bunch of music videos from the past couple weeks! Harry Styles, DJ Khaled, HAIM, Cam'Ron, Lil Yachty!!!! What fun! Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....

83: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 and Fargo
Two of our faves are back at it this week: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 topped the box office and Fargo's third season is in full swing. We're talking about both. Plus: Would Griffin quantum-leap into the Nugget Retweet Boy if he could? Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....


82: Summer movie preview
Just like the title says! We're going through calendar to see what looks good, what looks bad, what has Ansel Elgort in it. Also a close encounter with LL Cool J. Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....

81: Lincoln in the Bardo
The boys just read George Saunders' first novel, "Lincoln in the Bardo." It's a weird one but it's also real good. This conversation is spoiler-free, and should be interesting even to folks who haven't read the book yet. Also at the end Tony briefly loses his mind laughing at the dumbest bit in the world. Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....

80: Crashing vs. Crashing
Two new-ish shows called "Crashing," one from the UK, one from the US. One created by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, one created by Pete Holmes. One good, one... also good? We'll find out. Also some talk about Kendrick Lamar's "DAMN." Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....


79: The best baseball movies
It's baseball season! The Dodgers were playing the Cubs as we recorded this, so what better time to talk about what makes for a great baseball movie. After talking about snacks for a bit, the boys countdown the best of the best and pick their walk-up songs. Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....

78: Blazing Saddles revisited
We talk a little about the Pepsi thing because Griffin loves Coca Cola and schadenfreude, but then the main event: Tony watched Blazing Saddles for the first time. We go in on that, other Mel Brooks classics, Dave Chappelle, and more. Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....

77: Beauty and the Office
Tony is sick, so he's just along for the ride as Griffin describes a trivia night devoted to the television series The Office, which did not go as planned, and the new live-action Disney remake, "Beauty and the Beast." Some theories about a potential John Krasinski nose job, some Bill Simmons slander, some wondering where the "Emperor's New Groove" remake is at. Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....


76: "More Life," More Power Rangers
We're here to give our first impressions of Drake's new playlist (?), "More Life." Then we're catching up with Ruth Bader Ginsburg in a new edition of Who's Ripped This Week. Also Tony's really excited Power Rangers, but somehow not excited for the movie that's coming out tomorrow? It's all very confusing, let's sort it out together. Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....

75: Riverdale and Legion
We're catching up with two of the spring's biggest new shows, which both happen to be based on comic books. First, Archie Comics has reimagined as the Twin Peaksy teen soap "Riverdale" and it's not as bad as it sounds. Then, "X-Men" g-lister "Legion" is getting the prestige TV treatment by the same guy who did Fargo. Plus, we'll talk a little "Bachelor." Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....

74: Logan zeros
We saw the film farewell to Hugh Jackman's Wolverine, "Logan," and we've got a lot to say about it!!!!! Also Tony pours a little out for Kelsey Grammer as Beast.  Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....


73: Yours Truly, Jens Lekman
After a busy couple weeks the boys are back in town (from separate trips to Arizona, weirdly) and getting caught up on the Oscars before diving in. This week is all about the Swedish singer-songwriter Jens Lekman and his wonderful new album "Life Will See You Now." Our "Top Ten Jens" playlist is here. Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....

72: The Lego Podcast Boys Movie
We recorded this on Valentine's Day but, through a series of kooky misadventures that will someday be chronicled in a motion picture starring Ansel Elgort, have not been able to release it until today. We're talking about the holiday, The Lego Batman Movie, sneaking food into the movies, etc.  Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....

71: TV on the Internet
We're resolved to talk about different kinds of media in 2017, so this week we each picked a web series we've been enjoying. Tony has been jamming on "Car Boys," a Polygon show that's all about crashing virtual cars. Griffin just dove into John Early and Kate Berlant's weirdo Hollywood anthology "555." Plus, a little Bachelor talk. hanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....


70: 21st Century Video Store
Tony went to the Jerry Maguire video store, some fried chicken pop-up, and a TV taping, so we're talking about all that. Plus, the newly snubbed "20th Century Women." Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....

69: The Picayune Podcast
We're sorry to tell you this podcast you downloaded is very unpleasant. If you thought listening to Tony and Griffin chat might be a good way to pass the time while running errands or out-maneuvering the car that's tailing you, you were sorely mistaken. Their conversation about Netflix's "A Series of Unfortunate Events" is dull, self-indulgent and meandering, a word here which means "prone to tangents involving Harry Potter and 2000s Christian pop-punk." If you decided to delete this podcast and forget you ...

68: Pontifexx
This week we're talking about the third album from the xx, "I See You," the new HBO series "The Young Pope," ripped podcast hosts, and a bunch of other stuff.  Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....


67: La La Land, then and now
We're continuing our series where Tony watches classic movies for the very first time with "Sunset Blvd." Then, Griffin saw "La La Land" and Tony can BS about living there so we talk about Oscar hype, justifiable backlash and John Legend's range. Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....

66: Search Party/Rogue One
The first show of 2017 is a roundup of our vacation viewing. First, the new comedy/mystery, "Search Party." We talk about how it comments on millenial fascination with missing people, and the new, cooler direction TBS is headed in. Then the main event (as defined by Tony) our review of "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story."  Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....

65: Christmas classics
We've talked about Christmas movies people don't much like, we've talked about Christmas-y movies that aren't actually about the holiday and now, finally, we're here on a bleary winter morning to talk about certifiable Christmas Classics. Happy Holidays! Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....


64: Non-Christmas classics
This week we're re-ranking the stories in "Love Actually," then dissecting and taking sides on the "Holiday" vs. "Love Actually" debate that has surfaced this year. Later, we've got a list of great movies to watch this Christmas that are not actually Christmas movies.  Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....

63: Christmas non-classics
Our apologies for the tardiness of this ep! We promise it's worth the wait. We're kicking off the holidays with a few certified non-classic Christmas movies: The Jim Carey "Grinch," "The Polar Express," "Christmas with the Kranks" and more. We'll talk about why people seem to hate them, and if they have any redeeming qualities after all.  Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....

62: Return to Stars Hollow
The Gilmore Girls are back and Carleigh Knowles is back on our show to talk about it! We rank Rory's boyfriends, complain about Lorelai, roast Luke's hair, and go full spoilers on the four new Netflix episodes.  Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....


61: Thnx again
Happy Thanksgiving everybody, we're talking about Griffin's Thanksgiving movie this year, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," and even more movies we've seen recently! Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....

60: Election hangover and Arrival
We took a week off but we're back, talking SNL, the election and the new Amy Adams alien movie "Arrival." Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art....

59: The Pumpkin and the Park Ranger
Halloween is over, so we're comparing party experiences. Tony was a park ranger, Griffin was either a pumpkin or Laura Dern??? Plus the story of a weird celebrity run-in, a couple super quick new movie reviews, and we double back on the shows we watched in our fall TV roundup.  Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art!...


58: The Spooktacular Now
Carleigh Knowles is back again this week to talk with us about the return of "Black Mirror," British purveyor of one-off, technological fables. The third season premiered on Netflix last week, we're talking about that and some older episodes. Plus, what are we all gonna be for Halloween and what exactly is the deal with David S. Pumpkins.  Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art!...

57: The Shining and scary autumn
The air is crisp and the world is very scary, so why not relax this Halloween season with one of the best horror movies ever, "The Shining." Tony just watched it for the first time. We talk about the movie, the problem with fan theories and scary movies from our childhood. Plus, the Best Songs Right Now. Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art!...

56: Saint Pablo
Griffin saw Kanye West at the United Center, his first show back on the Saint Pablo tour after a couple cancellations. We talk about that, plus a few great new albums from Solange, Bon Iver, and Joyce Manor.  Thanks as always to Alex Brodsky for making our theme music and Makenzie Flom for the art!...