About The Show

A podcast about books, movies, and TV with a focus on weird, bad, or huge, usually picked by our listeners. We used to do only bad stuff, but we’ve expanded. Read more on our complete history.

Each we–host Alex Falcone and some combination of co-hosts Ezra Fox, Anthony Lopez, and our many guests–break discuss a single topic in detail. Signatures of the show include

  • The “Compliment Sandwich”, in which we must open and close by saying something nice even if we didn’t like the topic
  • “Lightning Bonus Round”, in which we play games and answer questions inspired by but not directly about the topic,
  • and going too long.

Who We Are

Alex Falcone

Host / Producer

Alex is a comedian and writer based in Portland, OR. He hosts the show, edits it, and is usually the person you’re talking to on Facebook/Twitter. He is not as red-faced as he appears in this photo.

Ezra Fox

Host / Dad

Ezra (the mustard) is a writer and founding member of RiaW. He appears roughly every-other episode because he has a kid who’s very demanding.

Anthony Lopez

Senior Guest

Anthony is a comedian and movie buff in Portland, OR. He’s our go-to guest, especially when a topic needs somebody to rant about something technical about film history.

Chris & Tanya

Hosts Emeritus

Chris is a founding member of RiaW. Tanya was added when Ezra went on paternity leave. They both retired at the end of 2016 amid a series of earth-shattering scandals, but return from time to time to share their lights with the world.

Support The Show

Do you want to help keep the podcast floating down the tracks? You can!

Sponsor an episode, make a one time donation, or become a Meat Buddy, our loyal recurring donors. All levels come with exclusive member benefits like getting to vote on upcoming topics and… good feelings? Okay, just one exclusive member benefit.

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