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Episode 024: James Bonding
The Spy Who Loved Me with Dana Gould

James Bonding #024: The Spy Who Loved Me with Dana Gould

The Matts are joined by the hilarious Dana Gould to talk about The Spy Who Loved Me!

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  1. clayton says:

    If I had to use one word to describe my reaction to the James Bonding podcast for “The Spy Who Loved Me” it would be :disappointed
    I love this podcast and have listened to most of them several times. This one had way too much of us listening to them watch the movie. I listen to the podcast a lot on my hour long drive to and from work so having long segments of just listening to the movies does not entertain. When they did speak the movie audio was so loud it I could not hear what was being said anyway.
    When I looked at my podcast player yesterday and saw there was a new episode I got excited, then saw that Dana Gould would be a part I got more happy but in the end having so much of the pod cast be difficult to listen to I was disappointed. 
    I really feel the best James Bonding podcasts are the ones where Matt and Matt describe what happened and the react to that. 
    Anyway I am still looking forward to the next one.

    • RED says:

      I agree 100%, this quickly devolved into people just watching a movie and not really talking or saying anything interesting about it. This podcast was so great, the first couple of episodes I listened to over and over and over again. I didn’t even mind the clips at first, but Mira’s insistence on pulling them up instead of just talking about them is dragging this episode in particular down

      • Doddy Bigital says:

        “Uninteresting podcast” and “Dana Gould” are not words which should exist together in a sentence, unless the sentence is “Dana Gould has never done an uninteresting podcast.”

        I’m not defending the clips, but if I had to guess, I’d say they rely more on watching clips whenever the guest hasn’t taken notes. They don’t want to call that out because it would be awkward, but the only way of hitting all the beats of the film is to watch it and be reminded. At the very least, it provides some genuine reactions which can lead to different comedy than planned notes would result in. Plus, if they didn’t watch the clips, you’d probably be on here complaining that they forgot to mention this or that. There’s no good way of handling it.

        Just relax. This isn’t their job.

  2. J. says:

    This podcast brings me so much joy! ^_^

  3. Joe says:

    I’m about the same age as Mira, and saw this movie when I was a child. Ever since then, at least once a year, I have a nightmare that I live underwater and my wife takes the kids and leaves me for a surface dweller.

  4. Tom Labarthe says:

    Hey M&M! The Quantum of Solace HORSE RACE (not a bullfight…) in Sienna, which I actually attended while studying in Tuscany in 2012, is known as The Palio. Horses occasionally die running headlong into walls. It’s ungreat, but the spectacle is astounding.

  5. Scott says:

    Is anyone else having issues getting this episode from iTunes? It won’t download for me.