111: Year in Review with Ryan Ben

Ryan Ben

Self-proclaimed “owner” of the PopFury Podcast, RYAN BEN, joins us for our Year In Review! We discuss our favorite movies and TV shows from the past year. We wrap it up with Ryan’s favorite personal 2015 moments…and surprise him with a list prepared by his girlfriend Cynthia Bangert!


0:00 Intro

1:00 Ryan gives a very somber 2015 “Owner” Report


Ryan’s Favorites: Jurassic World, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Inside Out, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, Kingsman: The Secret Service, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Ex Machina and The Martian

Sammy’s Favorites: Ex Machina, The Martian, Inside Out, Brooklyn, Creed, Sicario, Spotlight, Steve Jobs, Straight Outta Compton, What We Do In Shadows and Mad Max: Fury Road.

Sammy gives a special shout out to Magic Mike XXL.

Disappointments: Ryan was disappointed by Trainwreck and Mad Max. Sammy was let down by Jurassic World and SPECTRE.

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Sammy’s Favorites: Parks & Rec, VEEP, Flash, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Marvel TV shows as a whole (Jessica Jones / Daredevil / Agent Carter / Agents of Shield), Better Call Saul, Hannibal, and Mr Robot.

Ryan’s Favorites: Daredevil, Agent Carter, Jessica Jones, Bob’s Burgers, Arrow, Fargo, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and The Grinder

Sammy gives special nods to Inside Amy Schumer’s 12 Angry Men and Game of Thrones’ “Hard Home” episodes.

Disappointments: Ryan could not watch Last Man On Earth. Sammy digs Penny Dreadful, but felt the season 2 finale did not pay off.

Shows We Want to Watch: Sammy & Ryan quickly run down the shows they still have to watch but don’t have time for.

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Ryan’s favorite events from the past year were moving in with his girlfriend, completing a triathlon with his girlfriend & travelling internationally with his girlfriend.

Sammy surprises Ryan with a list of favorite moments…from Ryan’s girlfriend, Cynthia. Her favorite moments were Ryan’s first international flight, moving in with Ryan, completing the triathlon with Ryan, finishing a 1000-piece puzzle with Ryan and all the parties they host together.

1:05:45 Ryan shares his plans for 2016.

1:07:10 Outro with parting words from Owner of the PopFury Podcast

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