Aughtsterion
X (2022)

X (2022)

March 23, 2022

In a rare moment for the Aughts pod, Sam and Jordan are of two different minds in this episode all about the new movie X. "But X...?" you're wondering. "How is this Aughtsterion material?" Well, the short answer is: Their pod their rules! But the longer one is, Ti West was part of the great indie surge of the late 2000s, making him a legacy character in the discourse about the time. And besides, it gives your co-hosts a chance to talk about the historical intersection of horror and porn — and not the softcore variety that briefly flourished in the millennium era. So, let's talk queerness in straight horror, the role of the audience in shaping the meaning of a film, and that one movie from West he really wishes you could just forget ever existed. Shouts out to Mia Goth and Brittany Snow! You ladies are fucking stars!

Produced by: Jordan Crucchiola

Music by: Sam Wineman

My Super Psycho Sweet 16: Part 2 (2010)

My Super Psycho Sweet 16: Part 2 (2010)

March 2, 2022

It's that time again, Aughts fans! It's time to celebrate Sam's birthday with the franchise he is making an American slasher tradition: My Super Psycho Sweet 16. In what's become an annual event for Aughtsterion, your co-hosts have gathered for the Pisces treat of talking about the best horror franchise you haven't been watching religiously, starring the final girl you never knew you needed to be celebrating. Lauren McKnight returns as Skye Rotter in Part 2 of the series, and now she's on the lam. Bodies are all over the floor at the Roller Dome. Her dad is back from oblivion and picking off teens again, and now he's obsessed with a new goal — getting the family back together again after Skye runs to the mom that abandoned her and the [step?]sister she didn't even know existed. Brigg is fired up to defend the honor of his girl. Derek sucks; his new "girlfriend" sucks even more. And we've got a new mean girl in town. Here's to Sam's Super Birthday. We're gonna party at the BONEYARD.

Produced by: Jordan Crucchiola

Music by: Sam Wineman

Minisode — Scream 6!

Minisode — Scream 6!

February 4, 2022

Fire up that siren, Aughts fans, because Scream 6 is a go! Sam, Jordan, and the millions of others who drove the film to box office success have been clamoring for more since seeing the fifth film, and now that the good word is out, your co-hosts have some feelings they wanted to process about this welcome sequel news. Feelings like: It's ok if Sidney is done now, Bring Back Kirby and Stu!, and "Give us more gays!" Sorry, Woodsboro. Your nightmare isn't over yet.

Produced by: Jordan Crucchiola

Music by: Sam Wineman

BONUS — I Know What You Did… In Episode 8

BONUS — I Know What You Did… In Episode 8

January 25, 2022

Alas, the time has come, the time to say goodbye to our friends on Dylan Island. I Know What You Did Last Summer the series became a beloved part of the Aughts pod, and Sam and Jordan will miss all their friends — especially Margot — as they gaze off the bluff and out over the ocean of Not Renewed Television Shows. In the end, this show delivered, and your co-hosts are here to celebrate the top tier performances from Brianne Tju and Madison Iseman, the show's persistent lack of interest in follow up questions, surprise erotic thrillers, incredible villain monologues, constant queerness, and everything else that made IKWYDLS event programming for those who Get It. And that's tea.

Produced by: Jordan Crucchiola

Music by: Sam Wineman

Scream (2022) — Part II

Scream (2022) — Part II

January 20, 2022

As Sam and Jordan move into their second hour of conversation about new Scream, the excitement level rises as they relive how the film really hits its stride in the back half. We get to see new franchise all stars like Jasmin Savoy Brown and Melissa Barrera shine, we get to see villains run amuck, and we get to see Sidney and Gale take no shit while they guide our young heroes through the foreboding halls of Stu Macher's house. The verdict is: Bring on Scream 6!

Produced by: Jordan Crucchiola

Music by: Sam Wineman

Scream (2022) — Part I

Scream (2022) — Part I

January 19, 2022

By definition, Aughtsterion doesn't make it a point to cover new movies, but it would be a dereliction of purpose for Sam and Jordan to not sit down and hash out their every little thought about the latest in the franchise that really started this whole podcast: Scream. Your co-hosts hit the theater together to watch part 5 (at least in Jordan's view) the greatest horror franchise of all time, and they had so many thoughts it ended up making for the longest record in pod history. So, here is the first hour of two on Nü Scream, which considers the new film as a tale of two halves and get into all the most important details, like the precedent shattering cold open, the many shades of Kyle Gallner's hotness, the ways in which Sam and Jordan struggled with the new entry balanced against how much they enjoyed it. And of course... how incredible Neve Campbell's entire performance run as Sidney Prescott has been. Kirby truthers, it's your time to shine!

Produced by: Jordan Crucchiola

Music by: Sam Wineman

Minisode — The Yellowjackets Finale

Minisode — The Yellowjackets Finale

January 18, 2022

Yellowjackets may not be an Aughts era show based on the year it debuted, but it sure is an Aughts era show since it's half set in 1996! Sam and Jordan are simply obsessed with the season 1 finale of the breakout series, and have to process their feelings over Jackie and Shauna and best friend breakups and the most shocking horror of all. They're processing grief, so you're coming along for the ride.

Produced by: Jordan Crucchiola

Music by: Sam Wineman

Aughtsmas — New Year’s Eve (2011)

Aughtsmas — New Year’s Eve (2011)

December 31, 2021

For the final Aughtsmas episode of the pod, Sam and Jordan are talking about the hit movie based on the success of a movie that came out almost a decade before it: the Love Actually inspired holiday rom-com New Year's Eve from 2011. This movie is like the second layer of carbon paper on a document with attached copies. This movie is like a 2007 Taylor Swift cover of a George Michael Christmas song. This movie is everything, and it is nothing, and it is very important that your co-hosts discuss it for a very long time. From the twists and turns of what happens behind the scenes at the Times Square ball drop to a sudden, late-movie pop in from Alyssa Milano to a Lea Michele/Bon Jovi duet to Cherry Jones holding a dog and not doing much else, this Garry Marshall movie has so much going on that it is introducing new characters until the very last minute, and insisting that all second chances are valid as long as you take them before the clock strikes 12:00 on New Year's Eve. And never forget: You can't move midnight!

Produced by: Jordan Crucchiola

Music by: Sam Wineman

Aughtsmas — Love Actually (2003)

Aughtsmas — Love Actually (2003)

December 25, 2021

Love Actually is many things — a millennial Christmas classic, a problematic fave, a time capsule that glamorizes abuse of power in the workplace as romantic, an R-rated rom com, a surprisingly queer positive (well, considering the context...) string of love stories, etc. — and while Sam and Jordan couldn't possibly cover everything there is to talk about regarding this modern holiday staple, they are going to cover a lot of ground. (And they're also going to talk a lot about Mariah Carey.) For this episodes, your co-hosts confront the all important question: Love, actually?? With so many stories within this story, Love Actually couldn't possibly be the cultural monolith it's talked about as being, which is exactly why Aughtsterion is here to guide you through a re-appraisal of this sticky millennium-era mega hit. Praise be to Keira Knightley's name.

Produced by: Jordan Crucchiola

Music by: Sam Wineman

Aughtsmas — Your Next 2000s Christmas Playlist

Aughtsmas — Your Next 2000s Christmas Playlist

December 24, 2021

For your second annual Aughtsterion Christmas Mix, Sam and Jordan are switching gears big time from last year's compilation. They're not going on a Lohan Holiday. They're not doing the Christmas Macarena. They're turning almost all the way down and getting indie and emo. Have you heard the bells on Christmas day yet? Have you ever spent a melancholy Christmas by the Bay? Do you want to get weepy with The Weepies? Well good, because they're here with their gently jingling bells and truckloads of soft feelings. It's a very Aughts Xmas, but this time, we're checking most of the excess at the door. Let's cry!

Produced by: Jordan Crucchiola

Music by: Sam Wineman

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