The Demented Podcast #11 - Random Bargain Doorknob Bin Podcast Review.

Returning to our regularly scheduled programming, we come back into what I suppose could be called Season 2. And for this episode, I'm joined by Nolahn of Bargain Bin Review and the Lair of the Unwanted podcast, which he co-hosts with Jason Soto. We do some feedback before we take on a rather... interesting... The Challenge before getting into our main topic.

And what is that main topic? What Makes Bad Movies Good. A fascinating discussion, really. We figured most people might watch a so-bad-its-good movie, but not really think about what makes it good compared to movies that are just bad. (And, yes, The Room is brought up.)

Finally, we end climbing The Tower. It's a new season, so that means a new leaderboard. And so far, Nolahn has started us off setting records. Listen to find out!

Note: We had a ton of connection problems while recording. Between having to re-call a few times and have 3 separate recording files, there was a lot of editing done on this episode. You might still be able to hear some distortion every now and then when Nolahn speaks, but that's about it. There are also a few deleted conversations that I thought about leaving in (like Nolahn talking to the listeners while I hunted down information), but I cut them for time purposes... sorry, Nolahn! Anyway...

Current Battle Royale Champion
Rachel Thuro - 171 Points

You can listen to this episode on the player below or by subscribing through iTunes.

That being said, enjoy! Thanks goes out to Kevin MacLeod's Incompetech website for great, royalty-free music. And thanks to Google for helping me find a website that will give me free video game audio samples.


  1. No one has a comment on this record-breaking episode? Shocking...

    In my defense, when I heard "Rupert Grint," in my mind I pictured Rupert Everett. Unhelpful, I know.

  2. I still think Nolahn got a raw deal in this episode! Otherwise, best The Challenge ever!

  3. The Challenge was indeed great. Good scene and at least one solid character (I'll let you decide which wasn't, event though the impression itself was good).

    Yes, poor Nolahn...doing so well in the Tower...but, as you know Nick, I am a fan of you being a hardass for the game and not helping people get through it, even if the same fate befalls me one day.

    Loved the pronunciation of the ep title, too. ;)

  4. What I loved about this episode was that, even though you were talking about some of the worst movies ever made, it basically came down to a discussion about artistic vision. I agree with your conclusions - even if the director and the rest of the people involved had no clue what they're doing, as long as they have passion for the project it seems like something good ends up coming from it.

    Also, most disturbing "The Challenge" ever!


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