Newcomers: Scorsese, with Nicole Byer and Lauren Lapkus

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In Newcomers, Lauren Lapkus and Nicole Byer take a deep dive into cultural staples they haven’t gotten around to just yet. So far, they have covered Star Wars, The Lord of the Rings, Tyler Perry's body of work, the Fast & Furious Franchise, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and the many interpretations of Batman. Next up, Lauren and Nicole get into the filmography of Martin Scorsese.

  • 59 minutes 55 seconds
    The Irishman (w/ Grace Spelman)

    Q: What do you get when you put Robert Di Nero, Joe Pesci, and Al Pacino in a 3.5 hour Scorsese epic about the life and crimes of Jimmy Hoffa? A: The Irishman! Nicole and Lauren are joined by writer Grace Spelman to celebrate Di Nero’s platform shoes, the newest de-aging technology in cinema, and give special flowers to Ray Romano (Spoiler: Everyone loves him).

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    Next week tune in for our next episode covering Killers of the Flower Moon (2023)!

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    11 June 2024, 8:00 am
  • 1 hour 24 minutes
    The Departed (w/ Mike Mitchell & John Hodgman)

    Lauren and Nicole are joined by very special Bostonian guests Mike Mitchell (Doughboys) and John Hodgman (Judge John Hodgman) to get into Scorsese’s award-winning 2006 film The Departed! This episode has everything: Mitch’s birthday, rat acting, Jack Nicholson’s filming pre-requisites and a special shout out to every person, place, and thing that made this film what it is. You won’t ever think of micro-processors the same way again.

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    Next week tune in for our next episode covering The Irishman (2019!

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    4 June 2024, 8:00 am
  • 1 hour 24 minutes
    The Aviator (w/ Amy Nicholson)

    Lauren and Nicole take a wild ride in the sky covering Scorsese’s The Aviator (2004) with a very special guest: film critic, author, and podcast host Amy Nicholson (Unspooled)! After all independently coming to the realization that this is neither a war epic nor an Amelia Earhart biopic, the group assembles to discuss Leonardo DiCaprio’s portrayal of nepo-baby Howard Hughes, the theatrical debut of Gwen Stefani, and the clever invention of the bathroom stall.

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    Next week tune in for our next episode covering The Departed (2006)!

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    28 May 2024, 8:00 am
  • 1 hour 22 minutes
    Gangs of New York (w/ Griffin Newman & David Sims)

    This week, Lauren and Nicole are joined by very special guests Griffin Newman and David Sims (Blank Check) to debrief Scorsese’s 2002 film Gangs of New York starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel Day-Lewis, and Cameron Diaz. Beloved by some and missing-the-mark for others, the group discusses this early-aughts epic while also getting into Lauren’s childhood production of Les Misérables, the unique and powerful smell of 1860’s New York, as well as officially define what an iPhone Face is.

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    Next week tune in for our next episode covering The Aviator (2004)! 

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    21 May 2024, 8:00 am
  • 1 hour 9 seconds
    Casino (w/ Hunter Harris)

    Lauren and Nicole are joined by journalist Hunter Harris to not only discuss the 1995 film Casino starring Robert Di Nero, Joe Pesci, and Sharon Stone, but also get to the bottom of why Martin Scorsese is considered The Internet’s Baby Girl. Also covered are everyone’s past Vegas experiences (both positive and otherwise), the merits of the Amazon Prime Video trivia feature, and Sharon Stone’s iconic dresses (including the one from The Gap she wore to the 1996 Academy Award’s ceremony).

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    Next week tune in for our next episode covering Gangs of New York (2002)! 

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    14 May 2024, 8:00 am
  • 1 hour 8 minutes
    Goodfellas (w/ Caitlin Durante and Jamie Loftus)

    Lauren and Nicole rejoice in another Di Nero x Pesci collab with 1995’s Goodfellas! Joined by very special guests Caitlin Durante and Jamie Loftus (The Bechdel Cast), the group discusses the ins and outs of life in the mob while pausing every now and then to celebrate Joe Pesci’s range. From the Copacabana to eating ketchup and egg noodles under Witness Protection, the twists and turns of this episode are ones you won’t want to miss.

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    Next week tune in for our next episode covering Casino (1995)! 

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    7 May 2024, 8:00 am
  • 1 hour 8 minutes
    Raging Bull (w/ Branson Reese)

    This week, Nicole and Lauren jump into the proverbial boxing ring to discuss Scorsese’s classic Raging Bull with special guest Branson Reese (Rude Tales of Magic)! Together, they bob and weave through the complicated story of Jake LaMotta played by Robert De Niro, rejoice in another stellar performance by Joe Pesci, and learn the movie magic behind how all of those fight scenes were filmed.

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    Next week tune in for our next episode covering Goodfellas (1990)! 

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    30 April 2024, 8:00 am
  • 1 hour 1 minute
    The Last Waltz (w/ Stephanie Allynne)

    Turn up the volume, because it’s time for what's hailed as "one of the greatest documentary concert films ever made": Scorsese’s The Last Waltz! While The Band was joined by folks such as Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Eric Clapton, Neil Diamond and Neil Young, Lauren and Nicole are so excited to round out this episode's band with very special guest Stephanie Allynne (Tig Notaro: Hello Again, One Mississippi, The L Word: Generation Q)! Together, they chat about the power of live music (And, of course, The Eras Tour), the differing cultural impacts of The Voice and American Idol, and why it’s so important to label who everyone is in a documentary.

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    Next week tune in for our next episode covering Raging Bull (1980)! 

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    23 April 2024, 8:00 am
  • 1 hour 22 minutes
    Taxi Driver (w/ Action Boyz)

    Lauren and Nicole are back with season seven of Newcomers! This time, they're getting into the filmography of legendary director Martin Scorsese, beginning with Taxi Driver (1976). Lauren and Nicole are joined by none other than the Action Boyz (Jon Gabrus, Ben Rodgers, and Ryan Stanger) to contextualize Robert De Niro’s portrayal of Travis Bickle, get into the nitty gritty of that mohawk, and pass explicit judgment on Travis’ taste in movies.

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    Next week tune in for our next episode covering The Last Waltz (1978)!

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    16 April 2024, 8:00 am
  • 1 hour 37 minutes
    Batman Livestream (w/ Jon Gabrus and Bobby Moynihan)

    Na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na Batman: Improvised Livestream! Lauren and Nicole are joined by special guests Bobby Moynihan and Jon Gabrus to celebrate the end of this very special season with a Batman-themed improv show and pizza party that can only be described as once-in-a-lifetime. Check it out!

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    Next week tune in to hear our first episode of season SEVEN covering Martin Scorsese films! First up is Taxi Driver (1976)!

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    9 April 2024, 8:00 am
  • 1 hour 28 minutes
    The Flash (w/ Patton Oswalt and Pete Holmes)

    Lauren and Nicole have finally reached their final film of this epic Batman journey: Andrés Muschietti’s The Flash (2023)! Starring Ezra Miller as the titular role, this film has more Batman (or should we say... Batmen) than originally meets the eye. Joined by special guests Patton Oswalt (Ratatouille, King of Queens) and Pete Holmes (Crashing, The Pete Holmes Show), Lauren and Nicole weave their way through the complicated multi-verses of the DC world while also taking time to wonder about The Flash’s snack intake, time travel, and how much in life is effected by a can of tomatoes.

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    Next week tune in to hear our special Newcomers Presents: Improvised Batman livestream!

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    26 March 2024, 8:00 am
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