The Connect

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Sometimes you need to forge a new path and have some damn fine bread. The prince of Zamunda travels to Queens, New York, to find a bride and himself, and a law firm fixer suffers a crisis of conscience. Jason and Shea connect 'Coming to America' and 'Michael Clayton'.Hosts: Shea Serrano and Jason Concepcion
Sweater weather is upon us, so put on your cable-knits! A burnout bowling aficionado gets ensnared in a kidnapping scheme, and a mystery author's death throws an extended household into disarray. Jason and Shea sew together the themes of 'Knives Out' and 'The Big Lebowski.'Hosts: Shea Serrano and Jason Concepcion
That’s what we call a sack lunch! A high school dirtbag dates a mean girl for cash, and two divorce mediators troll weddings in pursuit of casual sex. Jason and Shea step into the world of a**hole boyfriends to connect ‘Wedding Crashers’ and ‘10 Things I Hate About You.’Hosts: Shea Serrano and Jason Concepcion
We expel you! On a special Halloween edition of 'The Connect,' a college student flees from a shape-shifting, sexually transmitted poltergeist, and a suburban mom suffers heartbreak while also summoning a king of Hell. Jason and Shea connect 'It Follows' and 'Hereditary.'Hosts: Shea Serrano and Jason Concepcion
It's time to meet God and step into the world of deadly Latinos in film. An FBI agent gets caught in an assassination plot against a cartel leader, and a bionic woman goes back in time to protect the new savior of the future. Jason and Shea connect 'Sicario' and 'Terminator: Dark Fate.'Hosts: Shea Serrano and Jason Concepcion
King Kong ain't got s*** on this podcast! A crooked cop in debt to the Russian mob shows his young partner the ropes, and an NYPD detective works "the perfect bank robbery." Jason and Shea connect 'Training Day' and 'Inside Man.'Hosts: Shea Serrano and Jason Concepcion
Please just let them connect! A wealthy family fights off their murderous neighbors during 12 hours of legalized mayhem and a botanist survives 18 months stranded on the planet Mars. Jason and Shea connect ‘The Purge’ and ‘The Martian.’Hosts: Shea Serrano and Jason Concepcion
They really did not think this through. But then, if they had we wouldn't have a movie. A mentally ill man creates a domestic terrorist startup, and a dinosaur theme park with multiple workplace deaths reopens to the public. Jason and Shea return to connect 'Fight Club' and 'Jurassic World.'Hosts: Jason Concepcion and Shea Serrano
We'll do it live! San Diego's top news anchor sort of learns the meaning of diversity, and a mentally ill man goes on a murder spree. Jason and Shea find the connections between ‘Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy’ and ‘Joker.’Hosts: Shea Serrano and Jason Concepcion
Nobody cared who they were before they put on the mask. A group of friends from Los Angeles go on a bank-robbing spree, and a team of spies race to stop a terrorist with weapons of mass destruction. Jason and Shea connect 'Set It Off' and 'Mission: Impossible—Fallout.'Hosts: Jason Concepcion and Shea Serrano
Take a trip with us! The world of narcotics never seems as helpful as when two cops take down a Cuban drug ring and a never-been writer develops superhuman intelligence. Jason and Shea connect ‘Limitless’ and ‘Bad Boys II.’Hosts: Shea Serrano and Jason Concepcion
Get off my plane! 'The Connect' takes to the skies and examines movies that you shouldn't watch on a plane. A Mexican teenager in Los Angeles hits the big time, and a United Nations field agent searches for a cure for zombies. Jason and Shea connect 'La Bamba' and 'World War Z.'Hosts: Jason Concepcion and Shea Serrano
Get ready to learn through tough love. An influential fashion magazine editor lectures her assistant on the importance of punctuality and the origins of cerulean, and a music conservatory instructor commits battery on his students. Jason and Shea connect 'The Devil Wears Prada' and 'Whiplash.'Hosts: Jason Concepcion and Shea Serrano
Welcome to a world of increasingly poor decisions! A career bank robber falls hard for a federal agent, and four friends have a falling out when one gets addicted to the power of the gun. Jason and Shea connect the movies 'Juice' and 'Out of Sight.'Hosts: Shea Serrano and Jason Concepcion
Jason and Shea take a look at the dangers of artificial intelligence and explore the connections between 'Ex Machina' and 'Upgrade.' A sentient robot seduces a human engineer, and a man brought back from paralysis thanks to an implanted AI chip goes on a rampage.Hosts: Jason Concepcion and Shea Serrano
Getting through the day is better when you have your friends. Jason and Shea discuss the connections between ‘Office Space,’ a comedy where friends face off against unreasonable bosses and unruly printers, and ‘Scarface,’ an epic tale of best friends discovering the importance of work-life balance on the mean streets of Miami.Hosts: Jason Concepcion & Shea Serrano
Welcome to ‘The Connect’! Join Jason Concepcion and Shea Serrano as they discuss movies and what connects them. In each episode, they will focus on two movies that have a shared theme. They will break down the similarities between the two films through a series of segments and games. It’s a show about Jason’s and Shea’s love of the featured films, and of cinema as a whole.
By the time this final episode of 'With a Pencil' is over, you will have a definitive list of inductees into the Action Movie Hero Hall of Fame. Or maybe you won't. Shea is joined in the deliberation by writers Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker.
It's finally here! 'John Wick: Chapter 3—Parabellum' is released, and we can finally talk about it. What was the hardest part of the movie to watch? Who has the best cameo? Who gives the best performance? Shea is joined by director Oz Rodriguez and writer Jamil Smith to get to the bottom of these questions and more.
Ira Madison III and Chris Ryan join Shea on a journey to dissect 'John Wick: Chapter 2.' Each of them brings up tiny moments in the movie that they loved or noticed and the panel discusses.
Is Common a good actor? Why does John kill Gianna D'Antonio instead of just letting her kill herself? And does Laurence Fishburne or John Leguizamo have the best cameo? All of these questions and more are answered on this week's episode of 'With a Pencil.' Shea is joined by Juliet Litman and Rembert Browne to discuss.
Shea Serrano is joined by authors Lilliam Rivera and José Olivarez to decide who’s the best tough-guy movie dog owner. The three options: Bob Saginowski and Rocco from 'The Drop,' John Wick and Daisy from 'John Wick,' and Robert Neville and Sam from 'I Am Legend.'Lilliam's young adult novel 'Dealing in Dreams' and José's book of poetry 'Citizen Illegal' are both out now!
Shea Serrano is back from podcast retirement to host 'With a Pencil.' In Episode 1, he sits down with Sean Fennessey and Judnick Mayard, two people who love the franchise as much as he does, to talk about John Wick, Chapter 1.
On this last bonus episode of the season, Shea answers questions about Chong Li from Bloodsport. We find out what what Jean Claude Van Damme’s best movie is, whether Chong Li is actually deaf and which villain from our entire series would win in a death match against Chong Li.
We are closing out the first season of 'Villains' with the most terrifying martial arts movie villain: Chong Li. Shea is joined by The Ringer’s John Gonzalez and Kevin Clark to discuss his dirty fighting tactics and massive muscles.
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Podcast Details

Created by
The Ringer
Podcast Status
Nov 6th, 2018
Latest Episode
Nov 18th, 2020
Release Period
Avg. Episode Length
About 1 hour

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