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Big Gross Movies

Comedians Dave Atkinson and Meg Mackay invite hilarious guests to go back in time to study the popular culture and history of a year and then watch the highest grossing movie of that year to try and find out why it was that year's Big Gross Movie.
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Jul 8, 2015

This week the piece of garbage time machine poops out so we do a progress report on the big gross movies of 2015 so far, some of which we have never goddamn heard of. Listen along as Meg realises her life's ambition is to live in a cottage with Michelle Rodriguez and Chris Pratt with a nearby Raptor Paddock and Dave feels strong things about Gasoline in the desert.  We also talk about women in movies and how there aren't very many.

Jul 1, 2015

This week, we spin the time machine wheels back to 1994 and watch its big gross movie: The Lion King! We talk about A mostly awful year, make light of OJ Simpson and revisit various childhood traumas with our very special guest Amanda Brooke-Perrin!

Jun 24, 2015

This week we drown the time machine in unicorn blood and visit the uncomfortably crappy year of 2001 and watch it's big gross movie: Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone.  Learn about crazy Nepalese stuff, awful songs and enjoy as we run over a year at a jarringly negligent wizard school with our special guest Nile Seguin.

Jun 17, 2015

This year we crank the atomic engines on the time machine back to 1953 and go over its big gross movie: Peter Pan. We Talk about Eisenhower, Nukuler test 'splosions, awful music and an offensive romp through the opium dreams of Edwardian Children raised by a magic dog with our guest Ryan Horwood

Jun 10, 2015

This week we sail the old ship time machine into 1973 to examine it and its big gross movie: The Exorcist.  With special guest Amanda Day we go over fuel shortages, a landmark in women's rights and a really shitty few months for a little girl and a greek priest.

Jun 3, 2015

Join us as we paddle our time canoe back to 1980 and check out its big gross movie: Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back! Come for the Iran Hostage Crisis and Crazy mountain explosion, stay for the discussion about Yoda's bum.  With Special Guest Allison Dore.

May 27, 2015

This week we throttle the time machine to medium and skip back to 1991 and watch its big gross movie: Terminator 2: Judgment Day with comedian Shawn Hogan.  The Soviet union collapses! The (first) Gulf War! An awful murderer! Also, the best action movie that features time travelling murder robots falling into a vat of orange drink.

May 20, 2015

This week we plant the time machine in 1958 to examine Whoopsy Nukes, Bertrand Russel's hippie insignia and the BS Georgia pulled on Maurice before talking about itès big gross movie: South Pacific with our Guest K. Trevor Wilson

May 13, 2015

This week we take a short hop in the time machine to 1993 and talk about who cares DINOSAURS!  We watch Jurassic Park with special guest Tim McDonald from the Back to Degrassi Podcast.

May 6, 2015

This week we pour a gallon of LSD into the time machine and visit the very busy 1969 and its big gross movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid with our guest Fraser Young.  Amongs a lot of other stuff, we talk about jump jet pricing, historical concert deaths hilarious and otherwise and the incredible Butch and Sundance.

Apr 29, 2015

This episode we pedal the time machine into the morass of disco and flags that is 1976 and its Big Gross Movie: Rocky.  With our special guest Alex Wood we talk the Turkey maneuvre, Mick and the Chicken-leg scourge and the emotional dams that are hats.

Apr 22, 2015

This week we take our shortest trip yet in the time machine and visit 2009 and its Big Gross Movie: Avatar.  We discuss James Cameron, the mechanics of Navi lovemaking and much more with special guest and stand-up comic Diana Bailey

Apr 15, 2015

This week we aim the time machine at the mountain of cocaine and conservatism that was 1984 and its big gross movie Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, featuring annoying lady! Short Round! Magic Rocks! Boy Mining Slaves! With special guest Nigel Grinstead. 

Apr 8, 2015

With Special guests Jess Beaulieu and Natalie Norman from the Crimson Wave Podcast we push the time machine back to 1939 when most things were just awful and make it through the endless, depressing masterpiece: Gone With the Wind.  We also talk about the Second World War, Slavery, and pretty dresses.

Apr 1, 2015

For our inaugural episode we crank up the time machine and head back 20 years to look into 1995 and it's Big Gross Movie: Toy Story.

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