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Formed in January 2020, Pod Clubhouse is a brand new podcast network. Our goal is to create a fresh mix of voices in reviews and entertainment by encouraging collaboration among podcasts and our friends. Expect to find episodic reviews of all sorts of television shows, movie reviews, interviews, and discussions about pop culture in general. Look for individual feeds for specific shows and topics under the Pod Clubhouse banner or find ALL of them here!

Tales From the Shogunate - A Shogun Companion Podcast Ep. 9
#9
Last Friday at 7:33 PM

Shogun Season 1 Episode 9 “Crimson Sky”. Image by F/X. Copyright 2024.

In this week’s exploration of F/X’s “Shogun,” we delve into “Crimson Sky,” the ninth episode of the season that unexpectedly shifts from the anticipated military theme to a more personal sacrifice. The title, previously hinted at as a strategic operation, takes on new depth as we witness Mariko’s profound sacrifice for Lord Toranaga. This poignant moment opens up a rich field of discussion about loyalty, duty, and the hidden meanings within the show.

Paul, with his keen insights into the source material, highlights the deviations and...


Beacon 23 Season 2 Episode 2
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Last Monday at 7:20 AM

Beacon 23 Season 2 Episode 2 “Purgatory”. Harmony (Natasha Mumba) during her debriefing. Image by MGM+. Copyright 2024.

This week on “3 Hosts in a Beacon,” we’re dissecting the latest Beacon 23 episode titled “Purgatory.” Tune in as Paul, Inez, and Gabby explore the intriguing parallels between Harmony’s AI limbo and a corporate HR department—a clever satire that’s not lost on us! As Harmony navigates a tribunal of AIs, her actions ripple back to the beacon, where Halan grapples with isolation and mounting despair.

Inez dives deep into the episode’s satirical take on corporate culture, drawing comparisons that resonate with anyone wh...


Tales From the Shogunate - A Shogun Companion Podcast Ep. 8
#8
04/13/2024

Shogun Season 1 Episode 8 “The Abyss of Life”. Image by F/X. Copyright 2024.

In this week’s episode, we dissect “The Abyss of Life,” the eighth installment of the season from F/X’s “Shogun.” This episode takes us deep into the emotional and political turmoil following the death of Toranaga’s son, Nagakado, in Edo. As Toranaga faces the consequences of his surrender to the council of regents—an act that could lead to the demise of his entire clan—the episode also showcases his strategic ruthlessness, highlighted by the harrowing sacrifice of his trusted general, Hiromatsu.

Meanwhile, Blackthorne...


Decorating the Set (Interview with Production Designer, Stephen Hendrickson)
#7
04/11/2024

Welcome to Decorating the Set: From Hollywood to Your Home with Beth Kushnick!  This is a very special episode of Decorating the Set because Beth (and Producer Mike) sit down with Beth’s mentor and dear friend, the Emmy-nominated Production Designer, Stephen Hendrickson. Having worked in the industry for over 40 years, Stephen did it all and truly, knows everything there is to know about production design. This episode is one you’ll listen to multiple times, just to soak in all the knowledge Stephen has to offer.

The Interview with Stephen begin...


Beacon 23 Season 2 Episode 1
04/09/2024

Beacon 23 S2E1 “Godspeed”. Image by MGM+. Copyright 2024.

For the inaugural episode of the second season of “3 Hosts in a Beacon,” we’re diving deep into the heart of darkness—or should we say, the beacon’s light?—with the much-anticipated return of “Beacon 23” on MGM+ entitled, “Godspeed”. Picking up precisely where the dramatic finale left us breathless, we find ourselves reeling from Kier’s harrowing decision to eliminate Aster, thereby severing a crucial lifeline for Aleph. This episode unfurls the intricate dance of allegiances and appeals as both Aleph and the Column—the enigmatic terrorist faction Kier is entangled with—vie for Halan...


Tales From the Shogunate - A Shogun Companion Podcast Ep 7
#7
04/06/2024

Shogun Season 1 Episode 7 “A Stick of Time”. Image by F/X. Copyright 2024.

This week, we delve into “A Stick of Time,” the seventh episode of the “Shogun” series, where tension and foreboding take center stage. The episode reveals Lord Toranaga’s brother, Saeki, stepping into the role of regent, a move that spells a dangerous journey back to Osaka for Toranaga and his followers, possibly leading to their demise. Despite the grim forecast for our main characters, the episode stands out for its exceptional execution.

Paul, Gabby, and Inez unanimously appreciated the episode’s artistic achievements. From the meticulous s...


Decorating the Set (Interview with Production Accountant, Andy Wheeler)
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04/04/2024

Welcome to Decorating the Set: From Hollywood to Your Home with Beth Kushnick!  Ever wonder why TV shows have bottle episodes? Or why the lush quality of a show may fall off after a season or two? TV and Film productions needs to run on a budget and when they don’t, trouble can follow. This week, Beth and Caroline speak with the man keeping the budgets on track, production accountant, Andy Wheeler! Listen in for a fascinating look behind the curtain on how television is made.

The Interview with Andy beg...


Tales From the Shogunate - A Shogun Companion Podcast Ep 6
#6
03/29/2024

Shogun Season 1 Episode 6 “Ladies of the Willow World”. Image by F/X. Copyright 2024.

In our latest episode, we dive into “Ladies of the Willow World,” the sixth episode from F/X’s “Shogun.” This episode explores the histories and connections between Lady Mariko and Lady Ochiba, offering a narrative departure from James Clavell’s original book. The focus on these characters provides new depth to the series.

Gabby was particularly struck by the episode’s emphasis on the women’s stories and brings her analysis to our discussion. She argues that the presentation of Mariko and Ochiba’s stories challenges t...


Tales From the Shogunate - A Shogun Companion Podcast Ep 5
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03/22/2024

Shogun Season 1 Episode 5 “Broken to the Fist”. Image by F/X. Copyright 2024.

In this week’s episode, we dissect the gripping developments of “Broken to the Fist,” the fifth episode of the season from F/X’s “Shogun.” This episode weaves a complex tapestry of loyalty, manipulation, and survival as Lord Toranaga confronts the aftermath of his son Naga’s actions, manipulated into killing Jozen and his men. Meanwhile, Blackthorne finds himself in a precarious situation when forced to host Buntaro, leading to a tense and potentially deadly standoff fueled by sake and sharp words.

The episode reaches a climacti...


Decorating the Set (Current Trends)
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03/21/2024

Welcome to Decorating the Set: From Hollywood to Your Home with Beth Kushnick!  March is one of our favorite times of the year; as the weather warms and the snows thaw, it is a time when all things seem possible. With that in mind, on this week’s new episode, Beth and Caroline celebrate the start of Spring with a look at the the current trends in home decor!

Beth is the Decorator By Your Side and now, you can shop her Amazon Store! CLICK HERE!

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