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Ep. 63 The Space Between

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.

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Ep. 62 Fall Preview

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!

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Ep. 61 “I Need a Hero”

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].

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Ep. 60 #FakePodcast

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!

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Ep. 59 TV season wrap up

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.

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Ep. 58 Rise of Paultron

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!

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Ep. 57 Sports Production Behind the Scenes

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.

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Ep. 56 “Storytellers”

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!

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Ep. 55 “The Revival”

On this episode: why does Paul go down memory lane? Why is Billy so worked about Die Hard? The guys make their pitches, talks reboots and revivals, give you all the lasted news, and more. All in this episode of the Idiot Box Experts.

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Ep. 54 The Entirety of Rants

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!

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Ep. 53 The Rookies

On this episode: Paul jumps on a soap box while Billy shows people how to interview. Why is Paul not dressing up for Halloween? Why does Billy not grasp basic wedding etiquette? Which new shows are worth watching? The guys make their pitches, talk ratings, give quick-hit thoughts on returning shows, and more!

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EP. 52 Super Sized Fall Preview Show

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!

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Ep. 51 Twice the Talent, Twice the Length

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!

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Ep 50: BB Draft

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!

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Ep. 49: This Episode Gave Me the Vape-ahs

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!

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Ep. 48 You Have Failed This Podcast

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.

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Mini-episode Bill Phones it in

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!!

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Ep. 46 Fixing the C-Dub

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!

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Ep 45. Straight to DVD and Ad Free

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!

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Ep 44. Making Idiots Experts Again

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!

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Ep. 43 “A Rusty Christmas”

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.

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Ep 42 “The Rebuttal”

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.

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Ep 41 “We Know Women”

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!

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Ep. 40 “Rhythm and the Great Beyond”

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!

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Ep. 39 Bickering and Banter

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!

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Ep. 38 “Fall TV Preview”

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!

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Ep. 37 “NBC It To Believe It”

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!

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Ep. 36 “What does the Fox Say 2.0”

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!

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Poll Question

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Ep. 35 “Legally Premium and Uncut” Feat. Mike J. Moore, Esq. LDO NCLE ABO

**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.

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Ep. 34 “CBS Summer Report Card”

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!

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Ep 33. “Summer Report Card-ABC”

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!

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Ep. 32 “And the winner is…”

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.

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Boxie Award Poll: Best host of the podcast

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!

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Ep. 31 “A TV Conversation with Brad Tillery

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!

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Ep. 30 ” Don’t Touch That Dial”

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.

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“The Following: It Didn’t Have One” The Renew/Cancel Special

In this special episode of the Idiot Box Experts, the guys go Network by Network and review the final Renew/Cancel list with you as well as take a peak into the future!

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Ep. 28 “Dawn of Ultron” Feat. Tyler Brenner

On today’s show, the guys give their best used car salesman style pitches, give more terrible impressions and, with help of comic book aficionado Tyler Brenner, they discuss the Marvel and DC universes!!

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Ancona’s Anecdotes “Zimmer Project” With Nathan Porter

We help a friend out with a school project and we wanted to share that with you!! Listen and learn about the man who scored some of your favorite movies all brought to you by Nathan Porter!

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Ep. 27 “Sweeping You Off Your Feet”

On this episode: get out your brooms, it’s time for sweeps! You’ll see why that’s a good thing in our main topic. Also, why is Paul getting personal? Why does Billy want to strike? Hear the pitches for HGTV shows…now with music, find out if your favorite show is getting renewed, and much more!

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Ep. 26 “Once More Through the Wringer”

On this episode: The guys get heated in a quick take debate, Paul hasn’t seen any recent movie trailers, and Billy is in an undisclosed location. The guys talk about the 24 hour news cycle’s impact on society, pitch clown reality shows, and much more!

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Mini Episode “#FindBilly”

Billy is off somewhere on this side of the Mississippah; Paul is on his own for an abbreviated episode and he spends about 8 mins with you explain what’s going on and asking to return the Ferris!

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Ep. 25 “Evolution, and now it’s Personal”

On this episode: Can chowder really ruin a friendship? Is Paul sure that HBO really is premium? The guys pitch sequels, fantasy cast the next host of the Daily Show, talk the evolution of television, and much more!

 

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Ep. 24 “Coming to an ITunes Near You” Feat. Devon Dalton

On this episode: the guys welcome in Devon Dalton as a guest host to talk crossovers, pitches, and classroom pranks. Why does Paul want to bring a Farmers Almanac time traveling? Why does Billy’s pitch sound oddly familiar and have Paul outraged? The guys talk recent TV news and break down movie trailers. All that and more on The Idiot Box Experts!

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Ep. 23 “Crossing Over with Idiots”

On the second season premiere of the Idiot Box Experts: Why is Paul talking about cuddling on the couch? Does Billy really confuse Game of Thrones with Sesame Street? Is Doug done with B movies? and if so, is he going with A’s or C’s? Find out all about crossover episodes, hear the guys’ Peter Engel pitches, and much more!

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Mini-Episode “How Quickly They Forget-A Super Bowl Special”

On this special mini-cast episode, what has Billy so fired up? Why does Paul seemingly agree and disagree with him at the same time? The guys take the media to task over their questionable journalism ethics, plus they break down all the best Super Bowl prop bets. They also pick the winner and score of the big game!

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“Best of” Season 1 Pt 2

Here you go! The final installment of the ‘Best of’ from 2014! They guys are back in two weeks with fresh material, announcements, and we will see if Rodrigo will shine in 2015!

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Renew/Cancel Bonus Episode

We have a bonus episode that you do not want to miss. Billy and Paul talk early renew/cancel news and projections as well as a look at some key premier dates you may want to write down.

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“Best Of” Season 1 Pt. 1

On this episode: We take a look back at the best of season 1. The guys lead into some of their favorite segments from the first year. Listen back to the best channel surfing with the experts segments, find out which pitches were their favorites, and more! It’s part one of the best of season 1!

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