Mel Evans is joined by Rachel Grandi and Jessica Kent to sludge through the 2007 movie "Jane Austen Book Club." Not even Jimmy Smits can save it. Join the ladies as they try to figure out what went wrong with everything in this film when it's based on such wonderful source material. (The source material being the works of Jane Austen, and not the Karen Joy Fowler novel "Jane Austen Book Club.")
May 25th, 2015
May 22nd, 2015
This week on An Hour With Your Ex (A Chicago based podcast) we head to The Wasteland. Mark saw Fury Road twice so you can imagine how he feels about it. We talk about our love of George Miller, smashing the patriarchy, and 'splosions. This movie is a stone cold classic.
May 15th, 2015
This week as part of Mark's rabid anticipation of Fury Road (next week's podcast!) we had a very special guest, Scott Dikkers founding editor of The Onion stopped by to talk about one of his favorite movies The Road Warrior. Scott has directed several films as well and this is a real fun episode. Find out why this movie matters so much to Scott and Mark. Then go see Fury Road this weekend.
May 7th, 2015
This age is a very special age of An Hour With Your Ex, it's THE AGE OF ULTRON. We invited Linus Lee to come discuss Avengers: Age of Ultron, Joss Whedon, twitter, Vision, Scarlet Witch, and twins? It's a super sized episode of the show for a super sized film.
May 1st, 2015
The Bruce Willis action/comedy/trip to Italy Hudson Hawk is the pick this week. CJ Tuor from Hitchcocktails (Friday's 10pm, The Annoyance Theater in Chicago) stopped by to share his affection for this film. Mark may have read the novelization of the film as a kid. We have a lot to say about a movie that says so much.
April 24th, 2015
We emerge from our bunker to talk about the Netflix original series "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" from Robert Carlock and Tina Fey. Indiana, Pinot Noir, living in the big city, and surviving trauma are all things that we talk about. Is this a worthy successor to "30 Rock" or something even better?
April 17th, 2015
This week on An Hour With Your Ex we go back! It's Back To The Future 2. Marty, Doc, and several other parts that have been recast all return. We juggle multiple timelines and infinite possibilities.
April 9th, 2015
We take life 7 miles at a time! This week An Hour With Your Ex is joined by Professional Wrestler and Podcaster Colt Cabana. We all watched Furious 7 and do our best from Colt's Studio (apartment) to make sense of Vin Diesel's loving tribute to Paul Walker. This episode of An Hour with Your Ex is sponsored by Field Notes and The Chicago Podcast Cooperative.
April 3rd, 2015
A yearly tradition unlike any other. Normally we save wrestling for our Ex Hour: After Dark shows but it's WRESTLEMANIA. All your favorite hosts stop by the show. Mel Evans and Mark Colomb talk about hosting a Mania party and why they may stop watching Raw. Second City Chicago's Daniel Strauss checks in over skype and tells us about watching Mania in bits and pieces. Bro Jackson's Robert Rich stops by to talk about the whole show and possible Mania plans in Dallas.
April 3rd, 2015
Mel Evans is joined by Rachel Grandi and Jessica Kent to talk Amy Heckerling's 1995 movie "Clueless." Is this the best modern adaptation of any Jane Austen novel ever? We think it might be. How does it hold up to the other adaptations of classics of the 1990s? Pretty well, we think. We are also lucky enough to have a special segment where Miss Julie Brown talks about playing Ms. Stoeger in the film and the TV series as well as some on-set memories. Check out her website at www.juliebrown.com and her eBay store (thehomecomingqueen) for some dope DVDs and signed goodies. Thank you so much, Miss Julie Brown!
March 27th, 2015
Back To The Future reference. This week we go back to a better time. It's morning in America, right? Hold on. Were the 1980's not as awesome as that quiz made you think they were? At least the 1950's were awesome, right? No? There were horrible problems then? But then what are those baby boomers so excited about all the time?
March 20th, 2015
This episode of An Hour With Your Ex is about The Jinx, Serial, and the rise of true crime as entertainment. How true is true crime? Why are we so fascinated by convicting people over the course of 6-8 weeks? What was the deal with Jarecki? When will the public turn on you? When will they turn on us?
March 13th, 2015
In the criminal justice system, sexually based offenses are considered particularly heinous. In New York City, the dedicated detectives who investigate these vicious felonies are members of an elite squad known as the Special Victims Unit. In Chicago, Mel Evans makes Mark Colomb watch their episodes for hours on end. This is their story.
March 6th, 2015
It's Mel's birthday month so we are getting her picks all March. First up? The Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson, Scott Frank classic (?) 1991's Dead Again. A tale of past lives and passable American accents. We celebrate all things Emma Thompson and are working through some things with Kenneth Branagh. Also Wayne Knight and a secret cameo from Robin...(Williams, it's Robin Williams).
March 1st, 2015
It's An Hour With Your Ex After Dark where Mark and Mel take a break from each other and talk to their friends, sometimes. It's Mark's show and he talked to Mel (wait, what?) and Bro Jackson dot com writer Robert Rich about everything on the road to Wrestlemania. Roman Reigns, Daniel Bryan, NXT, Divas, Vince, Triple H, Brock, and more. We cover a lot.
An Hour with Your Ex is a Chicago based podcast hosted by comedians Mel Evans and Mark Colomb. Mel writes for Bro Jackson and Mark makes videos for the web. Robert Rich writes about NASCAR for Bro Jackson. This last bit is for SEO. Follow Mark, Mel, and Rob on twitter. Watch a video Mark made with Marty DeRosa and Colt Cabana. Find out about the Chicaco Podcast Coop. Listen to Improvised Star Trek. Watch NJPW on AXS. Eat less salt.
February 27th, 2015
This week on the Chicago based podcast An Hour With Your Ex we take a ride in the elevator with a special guest. Chicago actor and comedian Dylan James Hackworth picked the Nicolas Winding Refn film Drive from 2011. It's An Hour With Your Ex and guest. Only the show is about 90 minutes this week and we're married. But other than that it's a pretty accurate title.
February 19th, 2015
Mel is joined by Pride and Podcast co-hosts Rachel Grandi and Jessica Kent to discuss Linda Berdoll's "steamy sequel" to Pride and Prejudice. Turns out - Mr. Darcy is not. That. Innocent. Did the ladies make it all the way through Berdoll's British-by-way-of-Texas "Victorian" pose? They needed a lot of wine to try.
February 9th, 2015
There is a brand new Doctor Who and a Christmas special so you know we needed to do an episode. Brandon Curtis from Brojackson.com stops by to chat with us over skype. We talk about Clara, the new doctor, life under the Moffat regime, and more. We exist in every timeline. Especially ones with Nick Frost.
January 16th, 2015
You ever dream that PT Anderson made a movie based on a Thomas Pynchon novel? Me too Doc, me too. It's Inherent Vice. A story about private eyes, southern California, the 60's, the 70's, the difference, corruption, idealism, and drugs, a fair amount of drugs, and Can. We ramble for about an hour and then at the end talk about our friend Jason Chin who passed away. Thanks for listening. Our next show will be Boogie Nights.
January 8th, 2015
This show we watched the Netflix original series Bojack Horseman. A show about a horse, depression, comedy, friendship, guilt, and the ultimate question "Are you a good person?" If you haven't watched the show yet please go out of your way to do so. Then listen to our show so you can argue with us after the fact. Next show is the new PTA film based on the Pynchon novel Inherent Vice.
December 20th, 2014
This is a very special holiday episode of the An Hour With Your Ex Podcast. We recorded a running commentary for the Richard Curtis film 2003 film Love Actually. We will give you instructions when to sync up. Or download the show and let us sooth you through your holiday travel. A cavalcade of stars are in this holiday classic. Is it a holiday classic? We debate that and more. Thanks for listening to show this year.
December 10th, 2014
This show we go to the rosetta stone of western holiday traditions Charles Dickens "A Christmas Carol." We invited the two Davids from The Blurry Photos Podcast to join us. We talk about the origins of the story, our favorite adaptations, who needs a little of the spirit, and class war. Light up a yule log and join us.
December 4th, 2014
This episode of An Hour With Your Ex dives deep into the world of Hallmark holiday movies. Co-host Mel Evans is addicted to the things and makes Mark watch. Please read Mel's article about them on BroJackson and follow along at home. We talk about Superman, 90210, depressed Santa, and CATS!
November 26th, 2014
Join us for a taxi ride across L.A. with former Chicago resident and current Los Angeles based comedian Barry Hite. We talk about hating Tom Cruise, dudes that love Michael Mann, and how many movies Jada Smith has ruined. It's Michael Mann's 2004 film "Collateral" on this episode of An Hour With Your Ex.
November 16th, 2014
An Hour With Your Ex gets a new "After Dark" spin-off with Pride and Podcasts: "Death Comes to Pemberly." Mel Evans is joined by Rachel Grandi and Jessica Kent to talk about PBS's airing of the BBC Christmas mini-series. Join the ladies as they drink wine, mull over historical inaccuracies and the ruin of beloved characters, and have mixed feelings about gratuitous sex scenes.
November 2nd, 2014
An Hour With Your Ex After Dark! Mark and friends talk about the WWE, Hell in a Cell, The WWE Network, New Japan, NXT, and more! Guest include Chicago comedian Mel Evans (who may also be my regular co-host), BroJackson.com writer Robert Rich, and from Chicago's The Second City and iO Kevin Sciretta. It's a 130 minute Broadway/Triple Threat/Battle Royal/Podmania of Pain.
October 31st, 2014
We wrap up an eventful October with Tim Burton's "Sleepy Hollow" from 1999. Johnny Depp and half of the best actors in England pay homage to Hammer Studios with this twist on the Irving Washington short story. We also touch on the Disney film "The Adventures of Ichabod."
October 23rd, 2014
We hit 100! It's our first episode post wedding and to celebrate we take it back to where it all began. The first movie we saw on our first date "The Skin I Live In." Antonio Banderas stars in a Pedro Almodovar film about gender, murder, suicide, body horror, and all sorts of fun first date stuff. Find out how it all began.
October 8th, 2014
We tell the other side of the story this show. Back in episode 52 of the show we both read Gillian Flynn's novel "Gone Girl." This show we went to see the 2014 David Fincher adaptation starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike. We take some questions and try and work out if why people compare David Fincher to Alfred Hitchcock.
October 3rd, 2014
It's October! This show we watched the Universal Studios classic "The Bride of Frankenstein." We talk about James Whale, Boris Karloff, Mary Shelly, Young Frankenstein, monsters, and more. Please join us for the rest of our Halloween Spooktacular throughout October. Also episode 100 - The Wedding Episode???????
September 19th, 2014
Special guest Griffin Eckstein had the pick this show. We watched Jean-Luc Godard's Pierrot le Fou (1965). Griffin talks about his love of french new wave film and where to get started. We talk about what we think the film is about, why french new wave is so much fun, what directors to watch, and more. Two more episodes till our 100th episode wedding spectacular.
August 21st, 2014
It's An Hour with Your Ex: After Dark. Mel Evans is away so Mark has his buddies Daniel Strauss from The Second City Chicago and Robert Rich from Bro Jackson over to talk wrestling. We talk Summerslam, BORK, John Cena, why we all love Dean Ambrose, and a little New Japan G1 Climax. Mel assures me she is starting her own show soon...
August 21st, 2014
Special guest Ben Seeder visits us all the way from Los Angeles. Ben had the pick and wanted to watch Tony Curtis and Burt Lancaster in "The Sweet Smell of Success". Directed by "The Ladykillers" director Alexander Mackendrick and written by Clifford Odets and Ernest Lehman. An incredible score by Elmer Bernstein. Go out of your to watch this movie.
August 14th, 2014
This week on the show we watch "After the Thin Man" the 1936 sequel to "The Thin Man". Mel Evans and Mark Colomb talk about William Powell, Mryna Loy, Jimmy Stewart, and of course Asta. We also talk about our growing love of TCM and the twitter account @NextOnTCM and how we've fallen in love with older films.
August 6th, 2014
This week WE ARE GROOT. An Hour with Your Ex is talking about Guardians of the Galaxy the new film from Marvel Studios. Chicago comedian Kellen Terrett @drterrett joins us to talk Chris Pratt, comic books, Celestials, continuity, and GROOT. Mel Evans and Mark Colomb are the hosts.
July 24th, 2014
An Hour with Your Ex vs. Scott Pilgrim vs. The World vs. Your Questions. How awesome is Edgar Wright? How bad is Ramona and Mary Elizabeth Winstead? Movie talk, video game talk, and a whole lot of evil exes. We also get into Bryan Lee O'Malley's new book 'Seconds'. Next show is "Raiders of the Lost Ark'. CANADA.
July 24th, 2014
When in doubt? Spinoffs. An Hour with Your Ex After Dark: Triple Threat. The second episode. Chicago comedian and previous guest Daniel Strauss and Bro Jackson writer Robert Rich join Mark to talk wrestling. WWE, Weight Classes, The Shield, getting arrested on TV, and more. All the wrestling talk you didn't know you wanted.
July 17th, 2014
This week we went to Chicago's Music Box Theater to see "Lawrence of Arabia" in 70mm. Mark's brother Jon Colomb joins Mel and Mark to talk about the movie. David Lean, Peter O'Toole, Omar Sharif, intermissions, 70mm, the score, the script, T.E. Lawrence, and more. This epic film gets an epic discussion.
July 14th, 2014
"Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" - this week An Hour With Your Ex is. Mel Evans and Mark Colomb talk about the 1966 Mike Nichols film. There is a little yelling. Some swearing. Mix yourself a drink and listen.
July 3rd, 2014
When in doubt? Spinoffs. An Hour with Your Ex After Dark: Triple Threat. Chicago comedian and previous guest Daniel Strauss and Bro Jackson writer Robert Rich join Mark to talk wrestling. WWE, Stardust, Emma's sticky fingers, New Japan, Ricochet, and more. The plan is hopefully to do this following monthly WWE PPV's.
June 24th, 2014
Game of Thrones Pun! That's right folks we head back to our roots. It's the fourth season you watched with your parents HBO Go password. I mean, you set it up for them. It's only fair that you get to use it for free. Anyhow. We talk about the sexual politics of Kings Landing, how to chain your dragon, and if Kit is a dumb dumb. Thanks for listening. Please leave a review on iTunes. It really helps.
June 18th, 2014
An Hour with Your Ex is the official podcast of fawning over Robert Zemeckis' 1988 masterpiece "Who Framed Roger Rabbit". For more please head over to The Dissolve to read their movie of the week feature that inspired us to do the show. We talk about Dean Cundey and Richard Williams. Thanks for listening. Follow us on twitter and like us on facebook.
June 8th, 2014
Mad Men Season Seven Part One. David Kallison joins us from BroJackson.com and The A.V. Club. We go character by character and do our best to make sense of one of our favorite shows. Follow David on twitter @davidkallison and read him at BroJackson and The Onion A.V. Club.
June 4th, 2014
This week on An Hour With Your Ex we talk Orphan Black. Series One and a touch of Series Two. Who's your favorite clone? Tatiana Maslany is incredible. You have to watch this show!
May 29th, 2014
This week An Hour With Your Ex juggles multiple timelines and multiple X-Men. It's X-Men: Days of Future Past on the show this week. Lots of questions and discussion of X-Men, X-Women, The Band X, and of course THIS WEEK IN FARTS. Email the show with your FARTS OF THE WEEK theexhour (at) gmail, like the show on facebook, or tweet us your #FartsoftheWeek @ExHourPodcast
April 9th, 2014
We break (the walls dowwwwwwnnnn) down the WWE Universe this episode. Wrestlemania 30, The Streak, Raw, WWE, Daniel Bryan, The Wyatts - are all discussed in (great) length. Chicago comedian Daniel Strauss danielstrauss.com stops by to help us out. Tons of questions and comments.
March 19th, 2014
New show with new guests. Irene Marquette and Linus Lee join us to break down HBO's True Detective. Irene speaks about the symbols and the links to historical genre fiction that Nick Pizzalatto. Linus grew up in Louisiana and speaks to how good or bad a job Cary Fukunaga did in capturing the landscapes.
March 12th, 2014
We saga continues. Godfather Part Two. Is it better than the first film? Is Robert De Niro a better Vito than Marlon Brando? What happened to Al Pacino? All that and more this show. Next show? True Detective.
An Hour with Your Ex is a Chicago based podcast hosted by Mel Evans and Mark Colomb. The Godfather was written and directed by Francis Ford Coppola base on characters created by Mario Puzo. This last bit is SEO.
February 6th, 2014
Episode 82: Francis Ford Coppola's The Godfather. Based on the Mario Puzo book. We talk about the movie, the book, the acting, our Godfathers. Tons of bad impressions. Robert Evans. What more do you want? Next show we are talking about American Hustle.
February 3rd, 2014
This show we are all about Moffat. First up we talk about Dr. Who's 50th and The Christmas Special and Regeneration. Then Series Three of Sherlock. We talk about it all. There are some written pieces and then we answer your questions. Next show "The Godfather".