On this episode, the guys say goodbye. They make one last pitch, give one last top 5 list, and have 35 last arguments. They also break down what makes a series finale effective. Join us one last time for the series finale of the Idiot Box Experts.
On this extended episode the guys break down the cost of streaming and compare it to cable/satellite. They also preview the Fall 2019 lineup. Find out which shows they think will hit and which ones they think go bust. All that and more on the Idiot Box Experts!
On this episode, the guys debate things, talk Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D (SARGE), and talk about streaming’s impact on the future of TV. They also do their 4th annual Carter G. Big Brother draft. Click to listen and see who gets the stronger team. All this and more on the Idiot Box Experts!
On this episode, Paul gets mean about people’s reaction to the end. Also, he apparently doesn’t know the expression… The guys break down long-term storytelling and what makes for a good payoff. They also talk about all sorts of other things.
On the season premiere, the guys announce that they are now simulcasting the show to YouTube. They break down all the media related Super Bowl bits and Billy is either thrilled or devastated by the results. They also talk about the dangers of distracted viewing. All that and more on the Idiot Box Experts!
On this episode, the guys talk about the cultural impact The Office continues to have on television and popular culture in general. They also debate Hallmark movies and discuss all sorts of things.
On our 70th episode, they guys talk advertising strategies and how DVRs are continuing to change the landscape. They also talk about the top moments in TV that made them react the strongest. The guys also get into a heated debate, where they totally keep it together, about movie theaters. All that and more on this episode.
On this episode: What is a Jetropolitan? Why are the guys so annoyed? Why is there a run away train? The guys break down the Fall season and talk about literally everything. Click to listen!
On this episode: The guys count down the top 5 Marvel Movies as phase 3 is coming to a close soon. They also recap their Big Brother Draft and catch up on where they both stand on the show this year. All that and more on this episode!
On this episode, why is Billy so focused on a website this podcast doesn’t belong on? Why is Paul hiding things from his friend, Billy? Why can neither of them seem to focus and stay on topic? What is the studio/network business dynamic (whoops, that one’s on topic)? Find out on this episode of the Idiot Box Experts!
On this episode, the guys break down the new fall schedule and recap all the big renew/cancel news. Why do some shows get saved by other networks and some stay gone? And where has Paul been? Find out all this and more on this episode of the Idiot Box Experts!
On this episode, the guys discuss social media and the rise of the voice of the idiot. They also break down all things Super Bowl and make their lovely (pun intended) Hallmark Valentine’s pitches. All that and more, on the Idiot Box Experts.
On this episode: The guys make their pitches about Paul’s birthday, do some channel surfing and talk about living as animals. Plus, they don’t have to wait for it anymore! They break down the Psych movie as well as TV reunions in general. How was the movie? Well, it was wonderful…or fabulous…you know what, they’ve heard it both ways.
On this episode: How does one cranberry their face and why is Paul suggesting it? What do the Property Brothers have to do with the fall of East Berlin? The guys pitch their Thanksgiving shows, argue about the meaning of a suffering Manhattan, and tell you all about how story telling is effected by the new trend in TV programming. Paul thinks he’s a teacher all of a sudden, Billy thinks he knows how to literally be out of this world, and the guys bicker about all the things. All this and more on The Idiot Box Experts.
Find out who is going to be who’s butler, Paul digs at Billy’s past, and they go over the fall schedule. All this and more on the IBE Podcast!
On this episode the guys make their pitches filled with all the product placement you didn’t know you needed. They break down their Big Brother draft teams and talk about this season’s explosive cast and discuss the evolution of the hero in television and film. All this and more on the Idiot Box Experts, brought to you by [ad space available here].
On this episode: The guys have their annual Big Brother draft. See what the bet is and who drafted the best team. They also talk about the ‘fake news’ phenomenon and clear up a lot of misconceptions. All that and more on the Idiot Box Experts!
On this episode, the guys pitch machines taking over the world, countdown their favorite all time TV characters, and run down all the renew/cancel news now that the season is over. They also look ahead to the fall schedule. A discussion about Last Man Standing’s controversial cancellation rounds out the show. All that and more on the Idiot Box Experts.
On this episode, Paul is on vacation, so Billy invented the Paul bot. Billy co-hosts the show with the automated version of Paul created in Billy’s top secret laboratory. Will you be able to tell the difference between Paul and Paultron? Spoiler alert…probably not. The guys…or guy and automated program…talk music and lighting in TV plus much more!
On this episode: The guys welcome special guest Carter Gustin to the show to talk sports production. Find out who knows more about the Office, who masters generational knowledge, and why Paul thinks the show is about something else. All this and more on this episode.
On this episode: Why is Paul a little loopy? Billy plays 2 truths and a lie, can you get it right? Who got more Super Bowl predictions right? The guys make their pitches, make fun of each other, talk storytelling on TV, and more!
On this episode, why does Paul not know that ‘all of’ and ‘entirety’ is the same thing? Why does Billy rant about all of the things? Hear their pitches, thoughts on election season, and hear what makes good TV storytelling. All that and more, on this episode of the Idiot Box Experts!
On this episode, the guys do their usual channel surfing and pitch segments plus preview every major network’s primetime fall schedule with a night by night look. Find out when all your returning shows are airing as well as which new shows the guys think will become hits. They also talk Big Brother and update you on how each of their BB teams are doing. All that on more on this episode!
On this episode: The guys are joined by special guests Brandon Etheredge and JJ Jackson. Find out which one is #BigBrotherBehind. They all discuss Netflix shows, local and national news, and a whole lot of non sense. Click to listen to this super-sized episode!
On this episode: The guys have a Big Brother fantasy draft. What’s that, you need more. Well, Billy Brings us the third installment of 1776 on this July 4th episode, Paul broadcasts from a special location, and the guys talk all things Independence day. All that and more on this episode!
On this episode: The guys let you know which shows were canceled and which shows will be back in September. They make their rhyming pitches and give you some bad news for cable channels. Why are hot wings a central discussion point in this episode, why does Paul get “the vapers,” and just how often do they get on their soap boxes for reasons unrelated to the show? Find out all that and more!
On this episode: The guys are back with all the renew/cancel updates you can handle. Find out why Paul has trouble with clocks, why Billy thinks he failed the podcast, and which shows have been binged over the last month. The so called experts ad-lib their pitches, talk reviews, and more.
On this special mini-sode, find out WHY Billy phoned it in. What does Fandango have to do with DC universe, and Bill has some BIIIIIIIIIGGGGG NEEEWWWSSS!!
On this episode: The guys theorize on what the CW could do to become equal to the big 4 networks. They make their TGIF pitches, get on a soapbox, and play everyone’s favorite game renew or cancel. Find out which word Paul can’t get right and why Billy calls this year the death of journalistic integrity. All that and more on the Idiot Box Experts!
On this Episode: The guys pitch their straight to DVD movie ideas, duel over channel surfing, and talk Deadpool. Find out what mistake advertisers are making, who blasts the media’s election coverage, and why Paul wants to be a potato. All that and more on the Idiot Box Experts!
On this episode: It’s the season 3 premiere. The guys are back to make podcasting great again. Which superhero battle represents the hosts? Why does Paul keep talking about someone named Heather? Why does Billy suddenly care about the war on syrup? The guys make their pitches, unveil a new renew/cancel game, and talk the media’s coverage of the presidential primaries. All this and more on the season 3 premiere of the Idiot Box Experts!
On this episode, the guys are back after some time off to talk Christmas and Fall Finales. Are they a little rusty? Listen to find out. Why does Billy keep making bad jokes? Why does Paul hate real trees? The guys make their pitches, break down the first half of the TV season, and much more.
On this episode: Lunatics on the fringe, big dogs and the death of Sports?Center. Paul gets a chance to defend himself for missing the last episode, one that some have called groundbreaking for women’s rights. Spoiler alert, Billy doesn’t buy Paul’s response. Happy Thanksgiving to all and to all a happy fall finale.
FROM THE MINDS OF WOMEN AND THE HERO THAT GAVE THEM A VOICE: On this episode, Paul wasn’t around, so Billy brought in Christina and Jessie, two known women, to discuss how women are represented on television, how the female mind works, and the much anticipated Gilmore Girls revival. Check it out now!
On this episode: Billy makes good on his promise to do his pitch improv style, Paul seems overly annoyed by his co-hosts antics, and the guys talk movies in Space. All this and more on the Idiot Box Experts!
On this episode: What’s Paul’s deal with the ocean, and why does he have a hit list? Why is there controversy over Billy’s pitch? The guys break down the first few weeks of ratings for TV shows new and old so you know what’s already on the chopping block. All that, plus a whole lot of bickering and banter on this episode!
On this episode: Why was Paul listed as Questionable? Why does Billy suddenly care about forging rivers? The guys make their pitches, Paul gives Billy several Sophie’s Choices to make, and the guys preview the full Fall TV lineup. This is a long episode because there is so much to preview. Find out which shows the guys think will hit big, and which shows are headed to join Manhattan Love Story in the TV grave yard!
On this episode: The guys play a game of pick your poison, pitch their summer camp movies, and grade NBC’s latest effort. Why does Billy say that there is no I in team, but there is in win? Why is Paul called Oceans? Find out on this episode of The Idiot Box Experts!
On this episode: The guys are back after an extended break, find out what took them so long, why USA Network shows are so original, and why they disagree so strongly on click-bait and sleeping music. They break down Fox’s TV season that was, preview the Fox Fall schedule, and much more!
**SPOILERS** This episode does contain some spoilers from past episodes from some of your favorite shows on HBO, Starz, and Showtime. Billy is missing.. again and Paul has Mike from Ep. 19 “Cutting the Cord” to fill in. They grade the premium channels, talk the effect of HBO and Showtime going the cord cutters way and touch on some sensitive subjects some of these shows feature.
On this episode: Billy and Paul record in the same room together and hijinks ensue! Both are proud of their pitches this week, but why does Billy’s pitch cast seem so familiar? And why does Paul’s pitch plot hit so close to home? The guys talk competition reality shows and how Big Brother would play out if they were both in the house. They also review CBS’s TV season, look ahead to their fall schedule, and give them a grade for the 2014-2015 season. All that and more on this episode!
On this episode, the guys go over ABC and give you the grade it deserves. Also, a long discussion about restaurant pet peeves, find out why Paul hates JR Crickets, and more!
On this episode: why does Billy keep saying decorum? Why is Paul so worked up about the last episode? The guys pitch their telenovelas, give out some Boxie awards, and find out who you voted as the best host of the podcast. All that and more on this episode of the Idiot Box Experts.
Last year, Paul took home the Boxie for best Idiot Box Expert narrowly beating out ‘Other.’ There was also Billy, who came in a distant third. Vote to crown this year’s champion!
On this episode: With Paul on vacation, Billy calls on Brad Tillery to host the show with him. Like Billy, Brad is a former professional media member and the two have an extended conversation about the state of all things media, from shows returning this summer, to HGTV, to national and local news. Billy asks Brad some viewer favorite questions from our channel surfing with the experts segments, Brad serves as a tie-breaker for the Pitch vote, and more!
On this episode of the Idiot Box Experts, the guys revisit commercials and delve deeper into the effect that streaming and DVRs have on them. Also, Billy and Paul give their best Disney ride pitches, talk annoying people, and argue about re-watchable movies.