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The ’21 Jump Street’/’Men in Black’ Crossover Movie Is a Real Thing That Is Real.


WHAT. We heard some rumors about a potential 21 Jump Street/Men in Black crossover movie back during last year’s big Sony hack, but you could hardly blame anyone for thinking that was just the crazed ramblings of a coked up film producer. And maybe it was! But regardless, the movie’s apparently going into production. Once you have an idea like this, you probably feel sort of obligated. This may be the first time in history to previously independent film franchises were revealed to exist in a shared universe. There’s a title and everything: MIB 23.

So it seems this will essentially serve as 21 Jump Street 3, and the plot is easy enough to guess from there. We don’t know much about Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jone’s involvement at this point, but it’s rumored to be pretty minimal. But that’s OK: the thought of Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill protecting the earth from the scum of the universe sort of sells itself.

Few comedies from the last few years have been more out-and-out delightful than the 21 Jump Street franchise, which should have been terrible. There have been lots of attempts to recreate old, barely remembered television shows for the big screen, and they have been almost uniformly terrible21 Jump Street worked on the strength of Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum, a few terrific cameos and garbage pail full of self-awareness. The movie was a gooey spitwad hurled right in the direction of its own genre, and it’s as indebted to The Princess Bride‘s sense of wry irony as it is its own televised source material. If it can bring those comedic stylings to the MiB universe, then count us in.

New Pod Flow: Sounds Good With Branden Harvey “Jason Russell”


Jason is the cofounder of the iconic non-profit Invisible Children which was founded to increase awareness of the horrendous activities of the LRA in Central Africa. Jason was also the director of the iconic Kony 2012 film that took the world by storm. In this two-part interview Jason and Branden talk about what it means to create a movement, what Jason experienced during his breakdown and subsequent recovery, and Jason’s experience in the world of theater.

New Pod Flow: Animalators, “ Aharon Rabinowitz”


Aharon Rabinowitz is the head of marketing for Red Giant based in New York City. During our conversation, we discussed the importance of work life balance, his start as a production intern at Sesame Street and why artist’s feel personally offended when you reject their work.

New Pod Flow: In Case You Missed It, Episode 040


United gets their cheap on, fake news, and Trump hired who?

New Pod Flow: Scribble & Jam, “Artist Matthew Perryman Jones”


Welcome to Episode IV. This week, Dan spends some time with his favorite singer/songwriter, Matthew Perryman Jones. Matthew and Dan talk about panic attacks, growing up in Atlanta, the way music is informed by pain and suffering and the way music gives freedom.

If you have spent any time watching television in the last decade you have most likely heard one of Mattew’s songs on shows like Grey’s Anatomy, Pretty Little Liars, One Tree Hill and many others. His insightful writing and voice have drawn comparisons to Leonard Cohen and Jeff Buckley, and he is on the short list of songwriters who skillfully weave the deeply philosophical and the vivid utterly human without ever losing sight of either.

To get his new album Cold Answer, (which features the three songs from him you heard on this episode), visit

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New Pod Flow: Sounds Good With Branden Harvey “Next Steps After the Presidential Election”


Branden sits down with writer and speaker Tyler Huckabee days after Donald Trump was elected President of the United States to talk about empathy, justice, listening, and where we go from here.

New Pod Flow: In Case You Missed It, Episode 039


Special Election Edition, President Trump to legalized weed and everything in between.

This week we reflect on the election and discuss our strategies for staying sane.

New Pod Flow: Animalators, “Illo


Luca and Ilenia are the founders of Illo, a studio based in Turin, Italy.  During our conversation, we discussed their self-driving video bot named Algo, how Illo was formed and how they’ve crafted a unique office culture.

New Pod Flow: In Case You Missed It, Episode 038


This week we discuss Beyonce’s night at the CMAs, last minute election plans and how SNL might save us all.

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New Pod Flow: It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s a Podcast: Doctor Strange


We appreciate everyone sticking with us through this long hiatus but are planning our return even as we speak, with a bunch of new goodies and an updated format. In the meantime, here’s a brief primer on Marvel’s Sorcerer Supreme, Doctor Strange — just so you can go into the movie knowing what you’re getting yourself into.