The Donut Show Ep. 009: The U.S. Government Shutdown and Sci-Fi That Has Become Reality


Welcome to Episode 009 of The Donut Show. In this one we talk about the U.S. Government’s “Shutdown,” and we also discuss inventions that were once science fiction and have now become a reality. We make a special effort to reach out to our listeners and ask for your feedback, so please leave your comments at the bottom of the show notes for this episode — or — simply e-mail us at: Thank you for listening. Join us every Thursday for another episode!

SHOW NOTES for Episode 009:

1. Welcome | Intro
— Congrats to us for making it to our 9th episode!
— The course of The Donut Show thus far

2. Donut Mini Reviews

3. Trendy Talk and News
— A Primer on the U.S. Government’s Shutdown
— Jason’s Cinematic Oddity Recommendation: “Brainstorm” (1983)
— Sci-Fi Movie Technology That Became a Reality

4. Willis’s World
— Horror movie franchises for Halloween
— Welcome Natalie Pyles back to The Donut Show

5. The Men’s Department
— Keith: Men’s shoes

6. TV, Rock Gods and Whatever Happened to…
The Fall TV season thus far…
— Keith: The Blacklist, Hostages, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., etc.
— Natalie Pyles: Parenthood, Nashville, The Mindy Project, Downton Abbey

7. Natalie’s Book Corner
“Barefoot” by Elin Hilderbrand

8. Considering the Cinema with Jason Pyles
– Box Office Recap
– Theater: Gravity (2013)
– New on DVD:
After Earth (2013)
The Lifeguard (2013)

9. Are You Getting Fat?
— Keith: Sleep deprivation and weight gain

10. Word of the Day | Trivia
Word of the Day: Keith
Trivia: Jason

11. Donut Time

12. Closing

We’d like to thank the sponsor of our show — Bee Potion. And we’d also like to thank The Dave Eaton Element and Dave Eaton himself for the use of his music for our theme song, and we want to wish Joshua Ligairi a happy birthday!


A Must-Watch video: NeuroSky feature of video game and toy helicopter moved with the mind!

Chaplin’s “The Circus” (1928) Time Traveler on a Cell Phone footage

Jason says check out his “Cujo” commentary by Movie Podcast Weekly

Check out our friend Matt Warren’s What Do You Know? app

Keith’s plugs:
Keith on Gene Simmons Family Jewels

Willis’s plugs:
Willis Wheeler on TV’s Toy Hunter
Terror Troop horror movie podcast — with special guest wrestling legend AL SNOW!
Cinema Beef Podcast
On Twitter: @NastyWillDC
Willis On Facebook
Willis on the NFW Movie Commentary Podcast (mostly horror-related)

Jason’s plugs:
The Dave Eaton Element
Jason’s band’s music video: Brief Relief
Jason’s BIG Movie Podcast: Movie Podcast Weekly — listen to Episode 050!
Jason’s little Movie Podcast: Movie Stream Cast
Especially for HORROR MOVIE FANS: Horror Movie

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5 thoughts on “The Donut Show Ep. 009: The U.S. Government Shutdown and Sci-Fi That Has Become Reality

  1. Same Here Keith – Just wanted to let you know that I am listening (and enjoying it). Found my way here through Movie Podcast Weekly.

  2. Hey, I’m listening!!! Love you guys!! Or at least I love you guys when I agree with you but not so much when you’re wrong! 😉
    Keith, I agree with you that Jason totally give Willis a pass…actually, I think you all do! And Keith, yes, you are a bully! I’m just sayin’! 😉
    And Keith, I agree that Jason is probably the nicest guy in horror podcasting (which is what I mostly listen to).
    Willis, I love that you love comic books and comic book movies, but you totally gotta give other movies and TV shows a chance, like Alias…not just 20 minutes…keep talking about comics with these guys…
    Let’s see….keep talking about movies and TV, especially sci-fi, horror, adventure, thrillers…I not much of a music guy….just sayin….
    Keep up the good work! You guys make my week!!!
    Nisu from Portland, Oregon

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