Don't Encourage Us

Don't Encourage Us is a podcast that explores the weird and wonderful world of creative ideas with two clever and quick-witted hosts. Their discussions range from thought-provoking analyses to hilarious and irreverent takes on fiction in all its forms. With a razor-sharp sense of humor and a deep appreciation for the power of storytelling, these hosts are sure to keep you entertained and engaged from start to finish. So, if you're looking for a podcast that will challenge your assumptions, expand your horizons, and make you laugh along the way, look no further than Don't Encourage Us. And ChatGPT wrote that description so don't get mad at the hosts if it's all lies...

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 1h4m. Bisher sind 44 Folge(n) erschienen. Dieser Podcast erscheint wöchentlich.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 1 day 23 hours 18 minutes


episode 43: 3 Body Problem (2024)

Brace yourselves as the hosts of Don't Encourage Us get pulled into the conspiracies, complex calculations, and chaotic brilliance of Cixin Liu's sci-fi masterpiece, The Three-Body Problem (2008), and its Netflix adaptation, 3 Body Problem (2024). Was it a faithful adaptation or did the wild world of Trisolaris get lost in translation? Get ready for a deep dive into fiction writing, AI, the nature of humanity, and the ultimate end of the Universe - you know, just real quick.



episode 42: Defend Yourself! The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003) with Actor Matt Baughman

Bad news, your jury summons has arrived. Fulfill your civic duty and sit in judgment of 2003’s The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, starring Sean Connery. Is it a masterpiece or a piece of sh%t? Our humble podcast awaits your verdict. But first, has anyone ever told you that you look like Megan Fox?



episode 41: Dimension X (1950) NBC Radio Program

Buckle up your space helmets and adjust your dials as we embark on a thrilling journey to the 1950s radio phenomenon – Dimension X! Today's mission: to boldly explore the origins of modern sci-fi and the anxieties of the Atomic Age. But first, shake your fist at Amazon Prime Video and pass judgment on Kang the Cancelled in this thrilling adventure of Don't Encourage Us - brought to you by Swanson TV Dinners.



episode 42: The Oscars Best Picture Nominees Part 2 (Guest: Matt Baughman)

In this episode of Don't Encourage Us, our always insightful hosts, along with guest star Matt Baughman, dissect the cultural impact and cinematic execution of Barbie, exploring its transition from a symbol of traditional gender roles to a beacon of modern feminism...


 February 23, 2024  1h58m

episode 41: The One Where They Don't Get to the Oscars Part 1 (Guest: Matt Baughman)

In this dynamic episode of Don't Encourage Us, our always delightful hosts, along with star guest Matt Baughman, dissect the 2024 Oscar best picture nominees and ponder the implications of wearable tech like the Apple Vision Pro. The trio debates the potential societal impact of having computers on our faces, recalling the fate of Google Glass and speculating on the future of human-computer interaction...


 February 22, 2024  1h6m

episode 39: Alfred Hitchcock's Notorious (1946)

Journey into suspense with our hosts as they delve into the shadowy corners of Alfred Hitchcock's espionage thriller "Notorious." With their characteristic blend of wit and deep analysis, they unpack the film's complex interplay of romance and deceit, set against the backdrop of post-World War II tensions...


 February 19, 2024  1h20m

episode 38: Indiana Jones and the Whatever the 5th One Is Called (2023)

Indiana Jones is back! Join Indy, Helena, Jurgen, and the hosts of Don't Encourage Us as they travel the globe for clues to the location of the missing half of the Dial of Destiny! Is this the last we'll ever see of Harrison Ford's Dr. Jones? Will Phoebe Waller-Bridge pick up the torch? Is Mutt trapped in a tiger cage in Vietnam? For the answers to none of these questions and more, check out this week's episode of the only show that properly accounts for continental drift...


 January 15, 2024  1h5m

episode 37: Asteroid City (2023)

In this episode of "Don't Encourage Us," the hosts dive into the whimsical world of the fictional Wes Anderson film, "Asteroid City." Taking inspiration from the distinctive style of Anderson's cinematic universe, the hosts explore the intricacies of the film's quirky characters, meticulous set designs, and emotionally resonant storytelling...


 January 1, 2024  53m

episode 36: Finding Creative Inspiration in the News of 2023

In another engaging episode of Don't Encourage Us, our bold hosts, traverse a landscape of real-world oddities and their fictional possibilities. They explore the ecological anomaly of Pablo Escobar's hippos in Colombia, the ethical quandaries of CRISPR gene-editing, and the implications of genetically modified mosquitoes in disease control. The discussion also covers delivery truck heists and the peculiar intelligence of killer whales, blending each topic with imaginative narratives...


 December 25, 2023  59m

episode 35: Paradise (2023) Netflix

In a stimulating odyssey through cinematic and ethical dimensions, our fearless hosts dissect 'Paradise', the German film filled with rich moral quandaries. Delving into the film's portrayal of life as a tradable commodity, they contrast it with 'Ballerina', a Korean action thriller, exploring societal and psychological undercurrents. This episode offers deep, thoughtful analysis and engaging discussions, examining the intricate themes and speculative aspects of these diverse narratives...


 December 18, 2023  46m