The Non-Toxic Fanboys Podcast
58: The Confused Messaging of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

58: The Confused Messaging of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier

June 8, 2021

Is Karli Morgenthau a young idealist forced into a desperate situation by the heartless decisions of detached multinational elites? Or is she the chief architect of an escalating campaign of terror who disturbs even her staunchest allies with her thirst for mass murder? Is John Walker an unhinged menace with an inferiority complex the size of Steve Rogers's pecs, whose violent outbursts lead to the escape of his enemy, the death of his best friend, and literal blood on his hands? Or is he an exemplary soldier who only wants to do the right thing and one little mistake really shouldn't be held against him? Has Isaiah Bradley been so badly mistreated and abused by his country that there's no longer any hope of meaningful restitution? Or will a museum exhibit make things better?

The Disney Marvel MCU miniseries The Falcon and the Winter Soldier seems to answer all of these questions with an inconclusive whynotboth.gif, leaving Glenn & Scott a bit confused as they try to figure out exactly what the show is trying to say and what its characters actually believe. Along the way they also discuss the various Captains America, the role of Lemar Hoskins, Bucky’s online dating profile, the use of villainy in depicting villains, and how all of this is really Iron Man’s fault. Scott passionately defends the virtue of knowing things, while Glenn is horrified at potential injustices that may or may not be happening under the incredibly ill-defined and inconsistent government and legal systems. Also, follow along at home by counting how many things get stuck in Glenn’s craw! (Where exactly is one’s craw? Is getting things stuck there NSFW?)

You can support the show on Patreon at patreon.com/nontoxicfanboys or by shopping at Amazon using our Associates link https://amzn.to/2MLZaJ9. In our latest Patron-exclusive podcast, Glenn shares a very personal story about his own experience with grief and how it shaped his view of Wanda in her series. Come join us at patreon.com/nontoxicfanboys to hear it!

Every Monday night at 8pm Eastern time, Glenn & Scott stream video games live on twitch.tv/nontoxicfanboys. Come hang out with us in the chat, or catch the archive later on Youtube if you just want to watch us play games badly.

The theme music used in this podcast is Discovery by Alexander Nakarada
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5756-discovery
License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

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57: The Horrors of WandaVision

57: The Horrors of WandaVision

May 15, 2021

Now that they’re not on a podcast feed full of people with actual knowledge of comic books, Glenn & Scott branch out to examine the Disney Marvel MCU miniseries WandaVison. They examine issues like grief and selfishness, when metatext becomes too textual, and the pressure exerted by audience expectations and the ways creators respond to it. They do their best to determine who exactly the villain of this show is (is anybody on this show NOT the villain?), plus they review the show's score, because there haven’t been enough score reviews on this podcast lately.

You can support the show on Patreon at patreon.com/nontoxicfanboys or by shopping at Amazon using our Associates link https://amzn.to/2MLZaJ9. On this month's Patron-exclusive podcast, Glenn shares a very personal story about his own experience with grief and how it shaped his view of Wanda in this series. Come join us at patreon.com/nontoxicfanboys to hear it!

Every Monday night at 8pm Eastern time, Glenn & Scott stream video games live on twitch.tv/nontoxicfanboys. Come hang out with us in the chat, or catch the archive later if you just want to watch us play games badly.

The theme music used in this podcast is Discovery by Alexander Nakarada
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5756-discovery
License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Musical selections from the WandaVision score by Christophe Beck:

  • "Wanda's Theme (End Credits from 'WandaVision')"
  • "Rings"
  • "Wanda and Vision (Love Theme from 'WandaVision')"
  • "Uncharted Waters"
  • "Genesis"

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56: Sixth Annual Oscar Preview: Best Original Score 2020

56: Sixth Annual Oscar Preview: Best Original Score 2020

April 19, 2021

It's that time of year again, and Glenn & Scott are here to review the five Oscar-nominated scores: Da 5 Bloods by Terence Blanchard, Mank by Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross, Minari by Emile Mosseri, News of the World by James Newton Howard, and Soul by Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, and Jon Batiste. Listen as Scott decides which of these scores counts as music, marvel as Glenn tries to define jazz, be amazed when Scott actually has positive things to say about Oscar nominees! Plus, find out who they pick to win the award: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, or Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross?

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The theme music used in this podcast is Discovery by Alexander Nakarada
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5756-discovery
License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Musical excerpts:

  • "Finding the Gold" from Da 5 Bloods by Terence Blanchard
  • "Otis and Tien Have Dinner" from Da 5 Bloods by Terence Blanchard
  • "There is No Time for Stories" from News of the World by James Newton Howard
  • "Arriving at Red River" from News of the World by James Newton Howard
  • "Dime Mountain" from News of the World by James Newton Howard
  • "Birdslingers" from Minari by Emile Mosseri
  • "All This Time (Happily Ever After)" from Mank by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
  • "Welcome to Victorville" from Mank by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross
  • "Born to Play" from Soul by Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, and Jon Batiste
  • "The Great Beyond" from Soul by Trent Reznor, Atticus Ross, and Jon Batiste

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55: National Film Score Day 2021: The Actual Best Scores of 2020

55: National Film Score Day 2021: The Actual Best Scores of 2020

April 3, 2021

As is rapidly becoming tradition, Glenn & Scott celebrate National Film Score Day by reviewing scores they actually like. After a surprisingly long discussion of endorsement opportunities for the Quibi reboot of The Fugitive, they present their favorite scores of 2020. Glenn reviews a score written by the film’s director, Scott reviews a composer he discovered (within certain very specific contexts), and of course we can’t do a score show without talking about the Great Satan Zimmer.

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The theme music used in this podcast is Discovery by Alexander Nakarada
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5756-discovery
License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

Musical excerpts:

  • "Enola Holmes (The Future Is Up to Us)" from Enola Holmes by Daniel Pemberton
  • "Enola Hollmes (Wild Child)" from Enola Holmes by Daniel Pemberton
  • "London Arrival" from Enola Holmes by Daniel Pemberton
  • "School Escaepe" from Enola Holmes by Daniel Pemberton
  • "Tick Tock" from Enola Holmes by Daniel Pemberton
  • "Fanny Lye Deliver'd" from Fanny Lye Deliver'd by Thomas Clay
  • "Approach of the Sheriff" from Fanny Lye Deliver'd by Thomas Clay
  • "The Sheriff's Rapture" from Fanny Lye Deliver'd by Thomas Clay
  • "Second Morning" from Fanny Lye Deliver'd by Thomas Clay
  • "March to Joy" from Fanny Lye Deliver'd by Thomas Clay
  • "Themyscira" from Wonder Woman 1984 by Hans Zimmer
  • "Wonder Woman Rescue" from Justice League by Danny Elfman
  • "Open Road" from Wonder Woman 1984 by Hans Zimmer
  • "Truth" from Wonder Woman 1984 by Hans Zimmer
  • "The White House" from Wonder Woman 1984 by Hans Zimmer
  • "Black Gold" from Wonder Woman 1984 by Hans Zimmer

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54: The Podcast is Reborn

54: The Podcast is Reborn

January 25, 2021

When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the bands which have connected them with another, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. So in this first episode under the Non-Toxic Fanboys banner, Glenn & Scott talk about why the show is under a new banner, why they've decided to strike out on their own, what exactly the show’s gender is, and what their plans are for the next 8 years of the show.

You can support the show on Patreon at patreon.com/nontoxicfanboys or by shopping at Amazon using our Associates link https://amzn.to/2MLZaJ9.

The theme song for the podcast is Discovery by Alexander Nakarada.
Direct Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/5756-discovery
License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license

53: National Film Score Day 2020

53: National Film Score Day 2020

April 3, 2020

In their latest episode, Glenn and Scott try to wash the taste of another disappointing slate of Oscar scores out of their mouths. In honor of National Film Score Day, they review ten scores they’ve never covered on the show before, selected for no reason other than that they’re good. These aren’t legendary scores or universally-acknowledged classics - one of the selection criteria was “Scott can’t just pick Superman” - but they make the case for why these ten scores deserve a listen from any film score fan, or anyone interested in becoming one. Come for the 1950s scores Glenn is finally able to bring to the show; stay for Scott’s favorite score from a Sinbad film.

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Musical Selections:

  • from Necessary Roughness by Bill Conti:

    • “Main Title”
    • “Featherstone Gets It”
    • “The Iron Men”
    • “Featherstone Follies”
    • “The Big Ending”
    • “Up Yours, Phil!”
    • “First Kiss/Blake Quits”
  • from The Fountain by Clint Mansell:
    • “The Last Man”
    • “Death Is the Road to Awe”
  • from Conspiracy Theory by Carter Burwell:
    • “Overture”
    • “Riding”
  • from Columbus Circle by Brian Tyler:
    • “Columbus Circle”
    • “Puzzle Pieces”
  • from Transformers by Steve Jablonsky:
    • “No Sacrifice, No Victory”
    • “You’re a Soldier Now”
    • “The All Spark”
    • “Arrival to Earth”
  • from Land of the Pharaohs by Dimitri Tiomkin:
    • “Pharaoh’s Procession”
    • “Main Title”
    • “End Title”
    • “Pharaoh’s Procession”
  • from The Time Machine by Klaus Badelt:
    • “I Don’t Belong Here”
    • “Godspeed”
  • from The Return of Dracula by Gerald Fried:
    • “Main Title”
    • “Sunrise”
  • from Quigley Down Under by Basil Poledouris:
    • “Main Title”
    • “The Attack”
    • “Cora’s Story”
    • “Dingo Attack”
  • from Tron Legacy by Daft Punk:
    • “Flynn Lives”
    • “The Son of Flynn”
    • "Finale”
    • “End Title”

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52: Fifth Annual Oscar Preview: Best Original Score 2019

52: Fifth Annual Oscar Preview: Best Original Score 2019

February 3, 2020

In this year's Oscar preview Glenn & Scott cover the distinctly different moods expressed in the scores for Joker, Marriage Story, 1917, Little Women, and The Rise of Skywalker — a Star Wars score by John Williams, something never before discussed on this podcast. In part 2 they discuss the one 2019 score Scott actually liked, some highlights Glenn found noteworthy, and the best single track from any score in the last five years. Glenn feels the joy of eucatastrophe, while Scott searches desperately for melodies.

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Musical Selections:

  • “Defeated Clown” from Joker by Hildur Guðnadóttir
  • “Bathroom Dance” from Joker by Hildur Guðnadóttir
  • “Following Sophie” from Joker by Hildur Guðnadóttir (2x speed)
  • “What I Love About Nicole” from Marriage Story by Randy Newman
  • “Shouting and Shopping” from Marriage Story by Randy Newman
  • “Canon in D” by Johann Pachelbel
  • “Sixteen Hundred Men” from 1917 by Thomas Newman
  • “Theatre in the Attic” from Little Women by Alexandre Desplat
  • “Ice Skating” from Little Women by Alexandre Desplat
  • “Main Title” from North and South by Bill Conti
  • “We Go Together” from Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker by John Williams
  • “End of Story (Credits)” from Marriage Story by Randy Newman
  • “Main on End” from Avengers: Endgame by Alan Silvestri
  • “Far from Home Suite Home” from Spider-Man: Far from Home by Michael Giacchino
  • “Swinging Set” from Spider-Man: Far from Home by Michael Giacchino
  • “The Professor and the Madman” from The Professor and the Madman by Bear McCreary
  • “Rebirth” from Godzilla: King of the Monsters by Bear McCreary
  • “Portals” from Avengers: Endgame by Alan Silvestri
  • “Far from Home Suite Home” from Spider-Man: Far from Home by Michael Giacchino

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51: Star Wars Scores: The Final Chapter

51: Star Wars Scores: The Final Chapter

January 5, 2020

Star Wars Month (observed) comes to an end as Glenn and Scott finish their examination of the franchise’s scores. First, they review the new score for The Rise of Skywalker, examining the use of new themes and old, as John Williams takes his final bow as a Star Wars composer for the third time. After the ad break, discussion turns to the franchise as a whole, as Glenn & Scott rank all 11 scores and cover topics like the best end title suite and the three best tracks from each score. Glenn discusses other composers who should be candidates to score future Star Wars movies, and Scott rates each opening title crash. (TROS spoilers begin at 5:04.)

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Musical Selections:

  • The Rise of Skywalker trailer
  • “The Force Is with You” from The Rise of Skywalker by John Williams
  • “The Rise of Skywalker” (“trio” theme segment) from The Rise of Skywalker by John Williams
  • “The Rise of Skywalker” (“rise” theme segment) from The Rise of Skywalker by John Williams
  • “The Speeder Chase” from The Rise of Skywalker by John Williams
  • “Parents” from The Rise of Skywalker by John Williams
  • “A New Home” from The Rise of Skywalker by John Williams
  • “Falcon Flight” from The Rise of Skywalker by John Williams
  • “They Will Come” from The Rise of Skywalker by John Williams
  • “The Jedi Steps and Finale” from The Force Awakens by John Williams
  • “Finale” from The Rise of Skywalker by John Williams
  • The Rise of Skywalker trailer
  • “Farewell” from The Rise of Skywalker by John Williams
  • “Star Wars” from Star Wars and Other Galactic Funk by Meco
  • “Finale” from The Rise of Skywalker by John Williams
  • “Main Title” from Star Wars by John Williams
  • “Main Title” from The Force Awakens by John Williams
  • “Main Title” from The Phantom Menace by John Williams
  • “Main Title” from Return of the Jedi by John Williams
  • “Fanfare” from The Rise of Skywalker by John Williams
  • “Main Title” from The Empire Strikes Back by John Williams
  • “Binary Sunset” from Star Wars by John Williams
  • “The Rebel Fleet” from The Empire Strikes Back by John Williams
  • “Finale” from The Rise of Skywalker by John Williams

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50: The Skywalker Is Risen

50: The Skywalker Is Risen

December 29, 2019

The Star Wars sequel trilogy has come to an end with The Rise of Skywalker, and we are ON IT. Podcast diad Glenn & Scott welcome Alanna Kelly back to the show to cover all aspects of the new film, starting with a non-spoiler review to open the show. After that, they discuss how this movie treats its many characters, which storylines worked and which ones didn’t, and whether or not this is a satisfying conclusion to The Skywalker Saga. Don’t miss Alanna’s reaction to certain character developments, Glenn’s desperate search for hope, and Scott’s favorite part of the movie. Plus, it wouldn’t be a Star War without gratuitous cameos! (Spoilers begin after 16:00.)

Note: Our analysis of the TROS score will be included in our next episode, a final wrap-up of our Star Wars Scores series.

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Musical selections from The Rise of Skywalker by John Williams:

  • “The Rise of Skywalker”
  • “They Will Come”
  • “Anthem of Evil”
  • “Falcon Flight”

Buy the Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker original score by John Williams.

49: Star Wars Scores: And the Rest

49: Star Wars Scores: And the Rest

December 15, 2019

In the latest installment of Star Wars Month on The Glenn Butler Podcast Spectacular, Glenn & Scott take a whirlwind tour of the musical landscape of the Star Wars franchise outside of the first two trilogies, starting with the Disney era as John Williams returns for the sequel trilogy and other composers start to make their mark on the film franchise. Then they move on to other media from the breadth and depth of the Star Wars musical legacy, including television projects from the Caravan of Courage to Rebels, and even the original score to a book. How much do different tie-in scores feel the gravitational pull of Williams’ original film scores? And which of them are any good?

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Musical Selections:

  • “End Credits” from The Force Awakens by John Williams
  • “Follow Me” from The Force Awakens by John Williams
  • “The Resistance” from The Force Awakens by John Williams
  • “The Starkiller” from The Force Awakens by John Williams
  • “The Fathiers" from The Last Jedi by John Williams
  • “Captured” from The Last Jedi by John Williams
  • “He’s Here for Us” from Rogue One by Michael Giacchino
  • “When Has Become Now” from Rogue One by Michael Giacchino
  • “Krennic’s Aspirations” from Rogue One by Michael Giacchino
  • “Guardians of the Whills Suite” from Rogue One by Michael Giacchino
  • “A Long Road Ahead” from Rogue One by Michael Giacchino
  • “Hope” from Rogue One by Michael Giacchino
  • “L3 & Millennium Falcon” from Solo by John Powell
  • “The Adventures of Han” by John Williams, from Solo
  • “Mine Mission” from Solo by John Powell
  • “Reminiscence Therapy” from Solo by John Powell
  • “Lando’s Closet” from Solo by John Powell
  • “Flying with Chewie” from Solo by John Powell
  • “Marauders Arrive” from Solo by John Powell
  • “Jabba Flow” from The Force Awakens by Lin-Manuel Miranda and J.J. Abrams
  • “Trek” from Caravan of Courage by Peter Bernstein
  • “Prelude” from The Ten Commandments by Elmer Bernstein
  • “Noa’s Ark” from The Battle for Endor by Peter Bernstein
  • “Intro-Main Title” from Caravan of Courage by Peter Bernstein
  • “Main Title” from Star Trek by Alexander Courage
  • “Xizor’s Theme” from Shadows of the Empire by Joel McNeely
  • “The Destruction of Xizor’s Palace” from Shadows of the Empire by Joel McNeely
  • “The Seduction of Princess Leia” from Shadows of the Empire by Joel McNeely
  • “Battle of Christophsis” from The Clone Wars by Kevin Kiner
  • “Anakin Sees His Future” from The Clone Wars (TV) by Kevin Kiner
  • “Jedi Eulogy” from The Clone Wars (TV) by Kevin Kiner
  • “Rebels Theme” from Rebels (season 1) by Kevin Kiner
  • “Best Pilot in the Galaxy” from Rebels (season 2) by Kevin Kiner
  • “TIE Fighter Pursuit” from Rebels (season 1) by Kevin Kiner
  • “Inquisitor Duel” from Rebels (season 1) by Kevin Kiner

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48: Star Wars Scores: The Prequel Trilogy

48: Star Wars Scores: The Prequel Trilogy

December 8, 2019

Star Wars Month continues as Glenn & Scott examine the epistemological quagmire that is John Williams’ scores for the Star Wars prequels. How hard was Williams trying to replicate the magic of his older Star Wars scores, and did he succeed? How did the music editing in The Phantom Menace affect his work on Attack of the Clones? Does Williams’ Revenge of the Sith score carry the emotional weight of that story, even when the movie largely fails to do so? What is the backbone of each score? What do the themes stand for? And can Glenn & Scott resist the temptation to take cheap shots at the movies and keep the focus on the scores? YOLO!

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Section 1: Musical selections from The Phantom Menace by John Williams:

  • “Anakin’s Theme” (original release)
  • “Padme Meets Anakin” (Ultimate Edition)
  • “Anakin, Podracer Mechanic” (Ultimate Edition)
  • “Watto’s Roll of the Die” (Ultimate Edition)
  • “Hail to the Winner, Anakin Skywalker” (Ultimate Edition)
  • “Anakin and Group to Coruscant” (Ultimate Edition)
  • “Qui-Gon’s Mission/Obi-Wan’s Warning” (Ultimate Edition)
  • “Anakin Defeats Sebulba” (original release)
  • “The Death of Qui-Gon and the Surrender of the Gungans” (Ultimate Edition)
  • “The Flag Parade” (Ultimate Edition)
  • “Qui-Gon and Darth Maul Meet” (Ultimate Edition)
  • “The Tide Turns” (Ultimate Edition)
  • “The Battle Rages On” (Ultimate Edition)
  • “Qui-Gon’s Noble End” (original release)
  • “Augie’s Great Municipal Band” (original release)
  • “End Credits” (original release)

Section 2: Musicla selections from Attack of the Clones by John Williams unless otherwise noted:

  • “Love Pledge and the Arena”
  • “Across the Stars (Love Theme)”
  • “The Moisture Farm” from Star Wars
  • “Meeting with Fett”
  • “Shmi’s Funeral”
  • “Zam the Assassin and the Chase Through Coruscant”
  • “The Meadow Picnic”
  • “Ambush on Coruscant”
  • “Return to Tatooine”
  • “The Tusken Camp and the Homestead”
  • “Bringing Mother Home”
  • “Confrontation with Count Dooku and Finale”
  • “The Arena”
  • “Dex’s Diner”

Section 3: Musical selections from Revenge of the Sith by John Williams:

  • “Battle of the Heroes”
  • “Star Wars and the Revenge of the Sith”
  • “Anakin’s Betrayal”
  • “Padme’s Funeral”
  • “End Credits”

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47: Star Wars Scores: The Original Trilogy

47: Star Wars Scores: The Original Trilogy

December 1, 2019

Glenn and Scott kick off Star Wars Month on PTBN Pop by examining John Williams’ scores for the original Star Wars trilogy the only way they know how: at great length. They take in three of the most widely beloved and influential scores of the past 40 years, and find more to say about them than they expected. Topics include the semiotics of thematic usage, temp-tracking, which themes lived beyond their introductions and which ones didn’t, and which themes introduced in The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi belong in A New Hope. Also, strap in for some Hot Takes!

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Section 1: Musical selections from Star Wars by John Williams unless otherwise noted:

  • “Main Title”
  • “Learn About the Force”
  • “Wobani Imperial Labor Camp” from Rogue One by Michael Giacchino
  • “Burning Homestead”
  • “The Moisture Farm”
  • “Wookiee Prisoner”
  • “Detention Block Ambush”
  • “The Death Star”
  • “Imperial Attack”
  • “The Battle of Yavin: Use the Force”
  • “The Rite of Spring” by Igor Stravinsky
  • “The Dune Sea of Tatooine”
  • “The New World Symphony” by Antonin Dvorak
  • “The Throne Room”
  • “Prologue” from The Vikings by Mario Nascimbene, 2018 recording by Nic Raine and The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra & Chorus
  • “Imperial Attack”
  • “Main Title” from King’s Row by Erich Wolfgang Korngold
  • “End Title”
  • “Chasm Crossfire”

Section 2: Musical selections from The Empire Strikes Back by John Williams unless otherwise noted:

  • “The Imperial March”
  • “The Death Star” from Star Wars
  • “The Trash Compactor” from Star Wars
  • “The Battle of Hoth: Ion Cannon”
  • “Carbon Freeze”
  • “The Battle of Hoth: Imperial Walkers”
  • “Betrayal at Bespin”
  • “Imperial Starfleet Deployed”
  • “The Ice Planet Hoth”
  • “Rescue from Cloud City”
  • “Han Solo and the Princess”
  • “Han Solo and the Princess” (concert suite)
  • “End Title”
  • “Luke’s Nocturnal Visitor”
  • “Yoda and the Force”
  • “Darth Vader’s Trap”
  • “The Asteroid Field”
  • “Mynock Cave”
  • “The Wampa’s Lair/Vision of Obi-Wan”
  • “The Ice Planet Hoth”
  • “Deal with the Dark Lord”
  • “Rescue from Cloud City”
  • “Hyperspace”
  • “The Clash of Lightsabers”

Section 3: Musical selections from Return of the Jedi by John Williams unless otherwise noted:

  • “Jabba’s Baroque Recital”
  • “Lapti Nek” (film version)
  • “Jedi Rocks” by Jerry Hey
  • “Den of the Rancor”
  • “Sail Barge Assault”
  • “Han Solo Returns”
  • “Bounty for a Wookiee”
  • “Parade of the Ewoks”
  • “The Forest Battle” (concert suite)
  • “Ewok Celebration”
  • “Victory Celebration”
  • “The Emperor Arrives”
  • “The Emperor’s Death”
  • “Luke and Leia”
  • “Into the Trap”
  • “Final Duel”
  • “Alliance Assembly”
  • “The Fleet Goes Into Hyperspace”
  • “Light of the Force/Funeral Pyre for a Jedi (Alternate)”
  • “Darth Vader’s Death”
  • “Approaching the Death Star”
  • “Ewok Celebration”

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46: Stranger Things 3

46: Stranger Things 3

July 16, 2019

Glenn and Alanna are back for another season of Stranger Things, as The Glenn Butler Podcast Hour Spectacular examines all of your favorite characters in an effort to decide who was well served and who wasn’t, who got their look right, rhymes that keep their secrets, and much more!

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Musical Selections:

  • “Stranger Things” from Stranger Things by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein
  • “Land Deeds” from Stranger Things 3 by Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein
  • “Roundball Rock” by John Tesh
  • “The NeverEnding Story” – music by Giorgio Moroder, lyrics by Keith Forsey, performed by Limahl & Beth Anderson

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45: Despair on the Eve of a Debate

45: Despair on the Eve of a Debate

June 25, 2019

Glenn and Scott attempt to examine the wide array of yahoos contending for the Democratic presidential nomination, but keep getting sidetracked by the garbage fire our political system has become and whether or not capitalism should be thrown onto the pyre. Which candidate serves at the mercy of Twitter teens? Which candidate has a plan for first contact with space aliens? All of the biggest candidates are covered, including Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Randy Steve Bullock, John McAfee, and Vermin Supreme.

Note: This episode was recorded before former Representative Joe Sestak announced, for reasons passing understanding, that he too is running for president. We apologize(?) for the omission.

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Musical Selections:

  • “America, Fuck Yeah (Bummer Remix)” from Team America: World Police by Trey Parker and Marc Shaiman
  • Crank That Mike Gravel
  • “International Statement” from NFL Primetime by Roger Dexter and Alan Bell
  • This Land Is Your Land” by Woody Guthrie, performed by Bernard Sanders

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44: Fight the Future — Star Trek: Discovery Season Two

44: Fight the Future — Star Trek: Discovery Season Two

May 13, 2019

Glenn & Scott are back to discuss Star Trek: Discovery’s second season, including the show’s new old characters, its whirlwind tour of Original Series episodes & concepts, and the priorities of the show’s writers. How did the show shift its focus from the first season, and how do its plot developments impact the bumper crop of spinoff shows on the horizon? Scott has things to say about the finale; Glenn has things to say about character deaths.

Should you want bare-bones thoughts on the show without plot details, the traditional non-spoiler segment of the show ends at the 9:00 mark.

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Musical Selections:

  • Star Trek: Discovery Main Title by Jeff Russo
  • “Pike’s Punishment” from Star Trek, “The Cage” by Alexander Courage
  • “Powersurge” from NFL Primetime by Ken Nelson and Jim Long of FirstCom Music
  • Star Trek: Discovery End Title by Jeff Russo

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43: Fourth Annual Oscar Preview – Best Original Score 2018

43: Fourth Annual Oscar Preview – Best Original Score 2018

February 12, 2019

Glenn and Scott are back in the Oscar vault, on time and as expected! They're breaking down the nominees for the Best Original Score Oscar: Black Panther by Ludwig Göransson, If Beale Street Could Talk by Nicholas Britell, BlacKkKlansman by Terence Blanchard, Isle of Dogs by Alexandre Desplat, and Mary Poppins Returns by Marc Shaiman. Best Original Score is one of the categories that's actually being awarded on the broadcast this year, so you know it's a big one. There are major digressions aplenty in this outing, including your dose of Hamilton hot takes!

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Musical Selections:

  • WWE Hall of Fame Intro Theme
  • "Waterfall Fight" from Black Panther by Ludwig Göransson
  • "Glory to Bast" from Black Panther by Ludwig Göransson
  • "United Nations/End Titles" from Black Panther by Ludwig Göransson
  • "Eden (Harlem)" from If Beale Street Could Talk by Nicholas Britell
  • "What Have They Done?" from If Beale Street Could Talk by Nicholas Britell
  • "New Life" from If Beale Street Could Talk by Nicholas Britell
  • "The Ecstasy of Gold" from The Good, The Bad and the Ugly by Ennio Morricone
  • "Killmonger" from Black Panther by Ludwig Göransson
  • "The Ecstasy of Gold" from The Good, The Bad and the Ugly by Ennio Morricone
  • "Encomium" from If Beale Street Could Talk by Nicholas Britell
  • "Eden (Harlem)" (Double Speed) from If Beale Street Could Talk by Nicholas Britell
  • "Encomium" (Double Speed) from If Beale Street Could Talk by Nicholas Britell
  • "Blood and Soil" from BlacKkKlansman by Terence Blanchard
  • "Ron Meets FBI Agent" from BlacKkKlansman by Terence Blanchard
  • "Ron's Search" from BlacKkKlansman by Terence Blanchard
  • "Shinto Shrine" from Isle of Dogs by Alexandre Desplat
  • "First Crash-Landing" from Isle of Dogs by Alexandre Desplat
  • "Jupiter and Oracle + Aboriginal Dogs" from Isle of Dogs by Alexandre Desplat
  • "First Bath of a Stray Dog" from Isle of Dogs by Alexandre Desplat
  • "Outside the Tent" from Mary Poppins Returns by Marc Shaiman
  • "Royal Doulton Chase" from Mary Poppins Returns by Marc Shaiman
  • "Trip a Little Light Fantastic" from Mary Poppins Returns, music & lyrics by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman, vocals by Lin-Manuel Miranda & cast
  • "Ancestral Plane" from Black Panther by Ludwig Göransson
  • "The Place Where Lost Things Go" from Mary Poppins Returns, music & lyrics by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman, vocals by Emily Blunt
  • "Flying with Chewie" from Solo: A Star Wars Story by John Powell
  • "Main Title" from Ready Player One by Alan Silvestri
  • "Hooray for Hollywood" by Richard A. Whiting & Johnny Mercer, arranged & conducted by John Williams, performed by the Boston Pops Orchestra

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42: Negative-15th Annual Oscar Preview – Best Original Score 2000

42: Negative-15th Annual Oscar Preview – Best Original Score 2000

February 4, 2019

In the midst of Oscar season, Glenn & Scott take a detour to discuss the Best Original Score nominees from the year 2000! On the docket are Gladiator by Hans Zimmer, Malèna by Ennio Morricone, The Patriot by John Williams, Chocolat by Rachel Portman, and Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon by Tan Dun. Come for the celebrity guest star, stay for the Butler Brothers’ amazement at a genuinely compelling Zimmer score! This edition also boasts a discussion of when the last couple of decades ended, and ends with Glenn getting the most shocking news of the year.

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Musical Selections:

  • WWE Hall of Fame Intro Theme
  • “Barbarian Horde” from Gladiator by Hans Zimmer
  • “The Wheat” from Gladiator by Hans Zimmer
  • “The Battle” from Gladiator by Hans Zimmer
  • “Now We Are Free” from Gladiator by Hans Zimmer
  • “Malèna (Titoli Di Coda)” from Malèna by Ennio Morricone
  • “Inchini Ipocriti e Disperazione” from Malèna by Ennio Morricone
  • “Il Ritorno” from Malèna by Ennio Morricone
  • “Visioni (Fantasie D’Amore)” from Malèna by Ennio Morricone
  • “The Colonial Cause” from The Patriot by John Williams
  • “Martin vs. Tavington” from The Patriot by John Williams
  • “Ann and Gabriel” from The Patriot by John Williams
  • “The Patriot” from The Patriot by John Williams
  • “Main Titles” from Chocolat by Rachel Portman
  • “Party Preparations” from Chocolat by Rachel Portman
  • “Chocolate Sauce” from Chocolat by Rachel Portman
  • “Guillaume’s Confession” from Chocolat by Rachel Portman
  • “Three Women” from Chocolat by Rachel Portman
  • “Ashes to the Wind” from Chocolat by Rachel Portman
  • “Vianne Sets Up Shop” from Chocolat by Rachel Portman
  • “Eternal Vow” from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon by Tan Dun
  • “Night Fight” from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon by Tan Dun
  • “Farewell” from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon by Tan Dun
  • “A Love Before Time” (English) from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, performed by CoCo Lee
  • “A Love Before Time” (Mandarin) from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, performed by CoCo Lee
  • “Cast Away” from Cast Away by Alan Silvestri
  • “Crossroads” from Cast Away by Alan Silvestri
  • “The Legend of Bagger Vance” from The Legend of Bagger Vance by Rachel Portman
  • “Remember the Titans” from Remember the Titans by Trevor Rabin
  • “Virginia” from Remember the Titans by Trevor Rabin
  • “Southern Hospitality” from Requiem for a Dream by Clint Mansell
  • “Lux Aeterna” from Requiem for a Dream by Clint Mansell
  • “End Title” from Unbreakable by James Newton Howard
  • “Unbreakable” from Unbreakable by James Newton Howard
  • “Requiem for a Tower” by Corner Stone Cues, based on themes by Clint Mansell

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41: Third Annual Oscar Preview – Best Original Score 2017

41: Third Annual Oscar Preview – Best Original Score 2017

January 14, 2019

At long last, Glenn & Scott return to the Oscar vault to run down the nominees for best score of 2017! They discuss Phantom Thread by Jonny Greenwood, Dunkirk by Hans Zimmer, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri by Carter Burwell, The Shape of Water by Alexandre Desplat, Star Wars: The Last Jedi by John Williams, and the definition of music. Stay after the break for their thoughts on selected non-nominated scores from 2017 as well.

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Musical Selections:

  • WWE Hall of Fame Intro Theme
  • “Barbara Rose” from Phantom Thread by Jonny Greenwood
  • “Supermarine” from Dunkirk by Hans Zimmer
  • “Billboards on Fire” from Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri by Carter Burwell
  • “The Shape of Water” from The Shape of Water by Alexandre Desplat
  • “Peace and Purpose” from Star Wars: The Last Jedi by John Williams
  • “Theme from ‘Spider Man’ (Original Television Series)” from Spider-Man: Homecoming by Michael Giacchino; original theme by Bob Harris and Paul Francis Webster
  • “No Vault of His Own” from Spider-Man: Homecoming by Michael Giacchino
  • “Spider-Man: Homecoming Suite” from Spider-Man: Homecoming by Michael Giacchino
  • “Vulture Clash” from Spider-Man: Homecoming by Michael Giacchino
  • “Lift Off” from Spider-Man: Homecoming by Michael Giacchino
  • “No Man’s Land” from Wonder Woman by Rupert Gregson-Williams
  • “The Mountain Between Us” from The Mountain Between Us by Ramin Djawadi
  • “Power Rangers Theme” from Power Rangers by Brian Tyler
  • “Go Go Power Rangers” from Power Rangers by Brian Tyler
  • “It’s Morphing Time!” from Power Rangers by Brian Tyler
  • “Tokyo Ghoul Main Title” from Tokyo Ghoul by Don Davis
  • “Eating Human Flesh” from Tokyo Ghoul by Don Davis
  • “Run Londinium” from King Arthur: Legend of the Sword by Daniel Pemberton

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40: Tell Me Something Good

40: Tell Me Something Good

October 22, 2018

Glenn Butler and Steve Wille focus on the positive and tell each other some things that are good. Along the way they touch on the legend of Cat Grandpa, the This Old House Cinematic Universe, other low-stakes TV, and butter cheese cheese. If you have something good you want to tell us about, reach out!

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Musical Selections:

  • “Louisiana Fairy Tale” by Haven Gillespie, Mitchell Parish, and J. Fred Coots, performed by Fats Waller
  • “Happy Pizza” from The Great British Bake Off by Tom Howe
  • “Sparkle” from The Great British Bake Off by Tom Howe
  • This Old House theme (90s) by Peter Bell

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39: Are We Klingon, Or Are We Dancer? — Star Trek: Discovery Season One

39: Are We Klingon, Or Are We Dancer? — Star Trek: Discovery Season One

July 30, 2018

Glenn and Scott are back with a somewhat belated discussion of the first season of Star Trek: Discovery. They discuss what worked for them and what didn’t, why the show went too fast and felt too slow, and whether anyone was buried. They each have opinions, and Scott thinks you should ignore one of them.

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Musical Selections:

  • “I Can’t Dance” from Star Trek: Discovery, “Magic to Make the Sanest Man Go Mad” by Jeff Russo
  • “Torchbearer” from Star Trek: Discovery, “The Vulcan Hello” by Jeff Russo
  • “I Need You” from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire by James Newton Howard
  • “War Is Over” from Star Trek: Discovery, “Will You Take My Hand?” by Jeff Russo

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