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The Jennings Basement: The Americans

A weekly quick-take podcast about the FX Spy Drama, The Americans.
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Dec 26, 2015

Dave and Mary Ellen are filling the time spent waiting for Season 4 by catching up on spy movies.  This month we watched Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy and we had a quite enjoyable time. 

 

An all star cast keeps us engaged throughout a complex story.  Check it out and tell your friends!

Nov 23, 2015

Dave and Mary Ellen, while waiting for the new season are watching movies that are tangentially related to the Americans, so this month we watched Charlie Wilson's War, a movie about the US involvement in the USSR's war with Afghanistan.  Got a suggestion for a movie to watch?  let us know

Oct 17, 2015

Dave and Mary Ellen are here to check in with our agents!  We talk about a bit of news, we discuss who everyone on the Americans would be for Halloween, and we talk about some upcoming plans!  Enjoy!

Sep 26, 2015

Dave and Mary Ellen conclude the re-watch of season 1 with a great episode that involves Asheville, NC travel tips, mom guilt, and marital responsibilities.  

Sep 18, 2015

Dave and Mary Ellen are off this week, and instead of a lack-lustre finale episode, we decided to delay a week.  thanks for understanding and listening!

Sep 12, 2015

Dave and Mary Ellen have taken an oath to podcast about the Americans, and we shall keep doing it.  This episode we discuss fancy broaches, tupperware parties and food fights.

Sep 5, 2015

Dave and Mary Ellen check in on episode 11, Covert war, and we talk about meeting the parents, peeing in motel parking lots, and fajitas at Chili's

Aug 29, 2015

Dave is thankful that Mary Ellen is back at the the notes position, and they discuss a very emotional episode that includes crappy motel rooms, Henry's cereal spoon, and Stan's constant need for something salty.

Aug 22, 2015

Dave gets hosting duties this week as we discus Philip's hockey practice schedule, the revolutionary war, and Chinese food.

Aug 15, 2015

Dave and Mary Ellen are back with a sexy episode with butts everywhere!  They discuss 80s gym bags, $1000 hookers, and KGB office politics

Aug 1, 2015

Dave and Mary Ellen enjoy episode seven, where we ignore frolicking bears, and talk about Polish priests, patriotic vacations, and the age old question of how many leg warmers are TOO many.

Jul 25, 2015

WHA WHA WHA WHAAAAAT!?!?!?   It is time for episode 6, and Dave and Mary Ellen dig into this rich episode.  We discuss Elizabeth's kick ass boots, Visili's mole, and Henry, who has a big episode where he not only gives a man a glass hat, he also gets to feed some ducks.

Jul 18, 2015

Dave and Mary Ellen watch as various men fall into Nina's Tea Trap, a source gets the jitters, and Visili gazes.

Jul 3, 2015

Dave and Mary Ellen wish you a good afternoon, as we discus Episode 4 featuring an assasination attempt, a coup attempt and a marriage rekindling attempt.  Some are more successful than others. 

Jun 27, 2015

Dave and Mary Ellen go from DC to the streets of Philadelphia and back. We meet Gregory, get some info from Nina and watch Amador be a lazy sack of crap.

Jun 20, 2015

Dave and Mary Ellen grab some caviar, some chips and some beer and enjoy episode 2.  A tad saltier than the pilot, we meet some new characters, develop some old, and see some actual spywork happen.

Jun 12, 2015

Dave and Mary Ellen start over at the beginning for the Wet Hot The Americans Summer.  Spoiler Warning, if you aren't caught up through season three there may be spoilers of future seasons.

Jun 1, 2015

Before we take off into the Wet Hot The Americans Summer re-watch we wanted to give you a quick run down of the International Spy Museum that we visited a few weeks ago.  Look for our Season 1 recaps to start on June 12th!

May 2, 2015

Dave and Mary Ellen reminisce, revisit and re...look ahead to the future.  We take a look at the prediction scoreboard, discuss plans for the future of the podcast and interview a special guest agent.

Apr 24, 2015

Dave and Mary Ellen talk about the season finale, take a trip to a sandstorm and discus the future of the podcast on this week's episode.  Also a note, Major Tom by Peter Schilling was number 1 on the German charts on March 8th, 1983

Apr 18, 2015

Dave and Mary Ellen talk angsty teens, creepy pastors, and the fate of Martha on this week's episode.

Apr 10, 2015

Dave and Mary Ellen work through their own leaky Jennings basement to talk creepy hotel managers, teen angst and board games.

Apr 3, 2015

Mary Ellen is under the weather, so Dave does your recapping, but Mary Ellen still has the energy to do some googling and read your feedback, on this week's episode of THE JENNINGS BASEMENT!

Mar 27, 2015

Dave gets mad and Mary Ellen gets indifferent as the Americans roll on.  Enjoy episode 309, Do Mail Robots Dream Of Electric Sheep?

Mar 20, 2015

Episode 8 was a tough one for our characters, and a tough one for Dave and Mary Ellen as well.  Even the mail robot is getting kicked!  We hope you enjoy our rants on Divestment.

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