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Always Be Watching

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There's too much TV to watch. We're all feeling it.Each week Dan & Chris meet to talk about what they've been watching and enjoying. Sometimes they're joined by famous friends, or play TV trivia games. You never quite know what you're going to get from these guys.

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Always Be Watching Podcast: RIP

January 29th, 2021


This is it. The final episode of the Always Be Watching podcast. And what an episode it is. 

Okay - don't expect much from this podcast. This is really just podcast host Dan Barrett advising the many ABW listeners that …

The one with The Mandalorian s2 | Saved By The Bell 2020 | Aunty Donna's Big Ol' House of Fun | Perry Mason

December 8th, 2020


This week on the podcast Dan is joined by returning guest Blake Howard (One Heat Minute and the All The President's Minutes podcast). The two of them take a deep dive into what's going on with The Mandalorian this …

The one with Love and Monsters, The Queen's Gambit, and The Wolf of Snow Hollow

November 18th, 2020


Michael Meloni pops by for this week to fill in for Chris Yates who is away on assignment. Dan and Mike discuss the new Netflix drama The Queens …

The one with Feels Good Man, Disney Gallery: The Mandalorian, and Host

October 24th, 2020


Dan and Chris are back for another Always Be Watching podcast. What treasures have they unearthed this week?

Dan celebrates the icon of white …

The one with Fargo, Trial of The Chicago 7, On The Rocks, and Trolls World Tour

October 16th, 2020


The gang is back together. Dan and Chris have settled their differences and have decided it would be proper to once again talk about the TV and …

The one with I'm Thinking of Ending Things | Close Enough | The Social Dilemma

October 5th, 2020


Dan and Chris this week are joined by Mark Humphries. You probably know him best as the host of the beloved, but cancelled too-soon Ten game show Pointless. Or maybe you know him from his weekly satirical sketches on …

The one where we discuss Mulan | The Third Day | My Octopus Teacher | Utopia

September 26th, 2020


The podcast is a little different this week with returning guest Simon Foster stopping by to fill-in for an absent Chris Yates. We talk about the new …

The one with Bill & Ted Face The Music | Away | Cheers | Cobra Kai

September 10th, 2020


We go deep into the nostalgia well this week. Apologies to our bountiful Gen Z listeners.

Bill & Ted Face The Music - In Cinemas Now and on VOD …

The one with Raised By Wolves | Eurovision: The Story of Fire Saga | Lovecraft Country | Hoops

September 4th, 2020


It's that time of the week again for you to put down the remote control and slide into some headphones for another Always Be Watching podcast. And …

The one with Tenet | High Score | Biohackers | Into The Unknown: The Making of Frozen 2

August 27th, 2020


Dan and Chris have taken to the microphones once more after spending the past week having taken to their couches. And what more... they have new and exciting things to discuss:

Tenet - In cinemas now (02:48)
High Score …

The one where Mel Tait joined us to discuss: Sorry To Bother You, Staged, The Other Two, and A Country Practice / A Country Podcast

August 21st, 2020


Joining boy wonders Dan Barrett and Chris Yates in the ABW cave is the beyond lovely Mel Tait, the talented multi-hyphenate (ABC Radio host, …

Muppets Now | American Pickle | I Think You Should Leave | Perry Mason

August 17th, 2020


This is Always Be Watching - a podcast in which two grown men offer their considerable opinions on the children's entertainment program about Muppets.

This week:
Muppets Now (Disney+) - 01:37
American Pickle (HBO Max …

Always Be Streaming - 14 August 2020

August 14th, 2020


What's worth streaming this weekend? This podcast offers you nothing but answers.

This podcast is a bit of a trial. Do people want this? Please let me know.

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The Fugitive 2020 | True Stories (Talking Heads) | Halt & Catch Fire | The death of cinema?

August 10th, 2020


It's a theme week as we travel back to the future.

We start things off with a look at the 2020 version of The Fugitive, looking at what it gets right and wrong as a property based on a 60s and 90s TV show/movie. (03:25)

Fear City: New York v The Mafia | Almost Famous | State & Main | Desperados | Jaws 3/4

August 1st, 2020


On the Always Be Watching Pod, officially the podcast of record that cites the viewing interests of Dan Barrett and Chris Yates, the two watchers discuss the new Netflix documentary series Fear City: New York vs The …

The Office Oral History | The Dark Knight Trilogy | Rosehaven

July 29th, 2020


It was a bit of a quiet week for us watching new TV (there's so little of it around worth chatting about), but that didn't stop us getting passionate about the things we were actually watching.

Dan went to the cinema …

Laurel Canyon with director Allison Ellwood | The Old Guard | Jaws

July 20th, 2020


Put on your facemasks and get ready for another talk about all the TV and movies we've been watching.

This week at Always Be Watching HQ Dan and Chris have a chat about the new 2-part documentary Laurel Canyon and then …

Hamilton | Star Trek 2: Wrath of Khan | Not Too Late Show with Elmo

July 13th, 2020


The biggest theatre event on the planet this month took place not at the currently shuttered theatre, but on people's TV screens thanks to Disney+. Across the world people were watching Hamilton. Dan and Chris were …

Floor is Lava and the rise of the great dumb game show

July 6th, 2020


The biggest show on the planet has been Floor is Lava - Dan and Chris have both watched the show and absolutely bought into its ridiculous …

Perry Mason | Eric Andre: Legalize Everything | Freaks and Geeks

June 29th, 2020


HBO launched a new Perry Mason TV series. Dan has one big concern with it. Meanwhile Chris lavishes praise on the new Netflix Eric Andre special. And then it's time for a look back at Freaks & Geeks. How does it …

Frak The Police

June 22nd, 2020


Bad boys! Whatcha gonna do?

Cops on TV have been around for as long as, well, as long as there has been TV. The cop show is unquestionably the most …

Ramy | All The Right Stuff | Trip To Greece

June 14th, 2020


Is Ramy the best show currently on TV? It's right up there, so Chris and Dan discuss the first episode of that. They also flashback to the 1983 film The Right Stuff. And then there's the fourth installment of the Trip …

Space Force | Love Life | Central Park | Spaceship Earth

June 4th, 2020


To infinity and beyond! This week on the Always Be Watching podcast Dan and Chris want to get boots on the moon as they talk about the new Steve Carell comedy Space Force (02:30) - the critics hate it... Chris really …

Superstore | How To Make It In America. PLUS we talk Binge. AND: The weekly quiz

June 1st, 2020


The gang this week discover they're creating too much content for one podcast.

Chris finally gets off his keister and watches Superstore after Dan …

The Great | Into The Night | Avenue 5 | Mint Condition

May 26th, 2020


Television is the thing this year, my friends. And boy do we have some TV to talk about.

This week:

Mint Condition (Vimeo) - 01:55

The Great (Hulu / …

The Eddy | Dave | Ghost in The Shell - SAC 2045 | Jerry Seinfeld: 23 Hours To Kill

May 15th, 2020


I've been advised to tell you by the Always Be Watching legal team that this podcast episode passes the legal definition of "too much show".

This week Dan hits the streets of Paris and plays his jazz flute along with …

The Midnight Gospel | Home After Dark | Upload

May 11th, 2020


The Midnight Gospel is a stoner animated philosophical comedy on Netflix. Opinions on this podcast are mixed. There's also the brand new pre-teen detective show on Apple TV+ Home After Dark. Dan has some very firm …

Normal People | Beastie Boys Story | Upload | Starship Troopers

May 4th, 2020


This week Dan checks out the hyped new shows Normal People (Netflix) and Upload (Amazon Prime Video) - the good news is that both are great telly. …

Point Break (1991) | Dummy | The Last Dance | Seth Green Quiz

April 26th, 2020


We kick off the podcast with a nostalgic look back at the 1991 classic Point Break. Then Dan takes a look at the new Quibi comedy with Anna Kendrick …

Mystery Road | Tiger King: The King and I | SNL | Unorthodox

April 17th, 2020


Dan takes a gander at the second season of Mystery Road.
Chris considers the Tiger King aftershow on Netflix - The King and I. He questions TV made in the age of COVID-19.
Dan raves about Unorthodox.

And then it is round …

Beef House | Explaining new streaming service Quibi | Lego Masters Australia s2 | Brew Brothers

April 14th, 2020


This week on the Always Be Watching pod:
*Chris tells us about the new Tim & Eric comedy Beef House on Adult Swim
*Dan tries to explain what new …

Tiger King | Onward | Bosch | Television Masters - Round 1

April 7th, 2020


Is there a bigger show right now than Tiger King? Chris offers his thoughts.
Can a movie tug at heartstrings better than a Pixar film? Dan talks about …

The Platform | Marc Maron: End Times Fun

March 26th, 2020


This week on Always Be Watching it is just Dan with a microphone, some stuff he's been watching on Netflix, and a sense of existential unease.

Both The Platform and the Marc Maron special End Times Fun are streaming now …

Paradise PD | Devs | Ugly Delicious | Amazing Stories

March 13th, 2020


Recorded in the undisclosed Always Be Watching bunker is the Always Be Watching podcast. We've disinfected the remote control this week as we sit …

I Am Not Okay With This | Lego Masters USA | Breeders | Stateless | AJ & The Queen

March 5th, 2020


We've been doing some watching. Of TV. Movies. Cute girls. Trains. Birds. Lots of things. But on this podcast we talk about telly shows and movies …

Duncanville | Gentefied | Survivor (season 40) | Richard Jewell | Terrace House

February 29th, 2020


What an episode! Chris talks about TV! Dan talks about TV! They both talk about TV!


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Letterkenny | High Fidelity | Call of The Wild | Hunters | Locke & Key

February 21st, 2020


Who would have ever thought that the Always Be Watching podcast would actually reach 50 episodes? Certainly nobody who has ever listened to it.

This …

Cheer | Birds of Prey and The Emancipation of One Harley Quinn | Mythic Quest | Great Australian Railway Journeys

February 14th, 2020


Here's what you need to know about this episode:

• Dan talks about Birds of Prey and The Emancipation of One Harley Quinn (in cinemas now), but really wishes he had instead talked about the film Little Women (which is …

Uncut Gems | Hip Hop Evolution season 4 | Ragnarok | The Stranger

February 7th, 2020


If Always Be Watching proves anything, we're eclectic.

This week we have a really broad range of shows (and a movie)

Hip Hop Evolution (season 4) - …

Picard | Awkwafina is Nora From Queens | Street Food | At The Drive In

January 30th, 2020


On this week's podcast Chris takes off to the heavens with Star Trek Picard and questions what should be placed into a mouth with a new Netflix show …

Little America | Curb Your Enthusiasm | Medical Police | Stir Crazy

January 24th, 2020


It's a pretty diverse week of shows here on the ol' ABW podcast. Dan and Chris discuss the anthology show about the experience of US immigrants …

Sex Explained | The Laundromat | Spinning Out | Rick & Morty

January 16th, 2020


It's another week, it's another Always Be Watching. This week Dan and Chris are talking about Sex.... Explained - the new documentary show from Netflix. There's also the sexy film about international finance tax …

We watched: The Outsider | Jojo Rabbit | John Mulaney and The Sack Lunch Bunch | The Gloaming | The Two Popes | Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

January 10th, 2020


It's the first proper show of 2020 with Dan and Chris back in their respective chairs. This week they're chatting about the new HBO murder mystery …

The Big Fat Quiz | Midsommar | The Mandalorian (finale chat)

January 3rd, 2020


Every episode of Always Be Watching is a special one. But this week is incredibly special with special guest co-host Simon Band joining Dan Barrett to discuss the shows recently watched. Simon is very British. Almost …

2019 in review

December 28th, 2019


This week Dan and Chris cast their watching eyes back over 2019 - what were their highlights throughout the year?


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We watched: Making it | Threat Level Midnight (The Office)

December 18th, 2019


It's the annual Always Be Watching holiday special. Dan and Chris kick off by talking about the TV shows they watched this week - Making It and …

We watched: Mrs Fletcher | Living With Yourself | Servant | Kevin Smith: Silent But Deadly

December 13th, 2019


We learned a lot of important lessons this week:
*Mrs Fletcher is waaaaaaaaaaaaay less conservative than she seems
*Servant is creepy AF
*One Paul Rudd …

We watched: Frozen 2 | Knives Out | Tuca and Bertie | Upright

December 4th, 2019


At long last Dan and Chris are reunited in the studio to discuss what men discuss:

Introduction and casual Mandalorian / Watchmen chatter
11:16 Upright (Foxtel) starring comedian Tim Minchin
16:32 Frozen 2 (Playing now at …

I watched: Brittany Runs a Marathon | The Toys That Made Us | The Irishman

November 28th, 2019


Dan is flying solo this week and starts rambling into a microphone for 15 minutes with no edits. Ridiculous.

He recommends checking out the Amazon …

We watched: The Mandalorian on Disney+

November 19th, 2019


One of the biggest TV events of the year was the launch of the first-ever live action Star Wars TV series. Debuting on brand new streaming service Disney+, Star Wars: The Mandalorian was a pretty big deal to tens of …

Apple TV+ is good... ?

November 16th, 2019


New streaming service Apple TV+ launched to a thud. The critics didn't care much for the shows. And there was a very loud contingent of people who didn't think there was enough content being offered at launch.

But after …

We watched: Mr Robot | Utopia | Under The Eiffel Tower | It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia

November 7th, 2019


Each week Dan & Chris meet up as part of a blood oath to always share what they have been watching and record the conversation as an mp3. What we are presenting for you is this week's podcast.

This week:
02:25 Mr …

Dolemite Is My Name | Jack Ryan season 2 | War of The Worlds 2019 (BBC) | Maximum Overdrive | 2019 Fangoria Monster Fest

October 30th, 2019


This is a huge episode this week as Dan Barrett and Chris Yates are again joined by film critic and Fangoria Monster Fest Sydney festival director Simon Foster to discuss what they've been watching recently.

This week:

We watched: Watchmen | Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

October 23rd, 2019


It's a very different Always Be Watching this weekend. We focus on just one show this week: Watchmen. The show has surprised and delighted both Dan and Chris. It's a show that has defied expectation in all the best ways.

We watched: Modern Love | Big Mouth | Creepshow | Disenchantment

October 17th, 2019


"What have you been watching?" Is there a more important question. We obviously say no. Each week Dan and Chris try to answer that question without revealing they spend most of their time just watching the same repeats …

We watched: Unbelievable | Evil | Between Two Ferns: The Movie

October 10th, 2019


Always Be Watching asks the big questions. Actually, it's the same damn question every week: What have you been watching?

Dan and Chris are at ABW HQ this week as always, but joining them for a second week in a row is …

We watched: The Chef Show | Wu-Tang: An American Saga | Stumptown

October 3rd, 2019


Always Be Watching is the podcast that asks the most crucial question of the 21st century: What have you been watching?

Joining Dan and Chris at ABW HQ this week is film critic and podcaster Blake Howard. Blake is the …

Undone | Hip Hop Evolution | A Very Brady Revolution | What to expect on Disney+ and Apple TV+

September 25th, 2019


If it isn't difficult enough keeping up with everything on TV, very soon it is going to get a little bit more difficult with Apple launching new …

The Spy | The I-Land | The Matrix 2+3 | It: Chapter 2

September 19th, 2019


Dan and Chris highlight their viewing choices from the past week. Importantly Chris continues his love affair with The Matrix, somehow missing the films 20 years ago.

The Spy
The I-Land
The Matrix 2 + 3
It: Chapter 2


Simon Amstell: Set Free | The Amazing Johnathan Documentary | The Matrix | Derry Girls

September 11th, 2019


It's a loose podcast this week. Apologies in advance.

Up for discussion:
02:12 Simon Amstell: Set Free
09:13 The Amazing Johnathan Documentary
19:30 The …

Lost in London | The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance | Succession | Dave Chappelle: Sticks & Stones [Reissued Podcast]

September 6th, 2019


It appears that the Internet Gods deemed this episode so powerful that the file was sabotaged in order to contain it. But no... it will not be …

BH 90210 | The Boys | Freaks | Andy Kaufman: My Breakfast With Blassie

August 28th, 2019


Dan Barrett and Chris Yates are joined in the studio again by Sydney film critic and Program Director of the SciFi Film Festival Simon Foster. They take a deep dive into the many fine things they have watched on TV this …

Wu Assassins | Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

August 20th, 2019


We are joined this week by film critic Simon Foster, who is also the Program Director of the Sci-Fi Film Festival.

It's a great show this week. First we talk about the under-the-radar Netflix martial arts action show Wu …

Four Weddings and a Funeral | Flowers | Beverly Hills Cop 3 | Miracle Mile | Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice

August 8th, 2019


It is a movie-heavy episode of the Always Be Watching podcast this week. First, Dan and Chris look at the two big shows that dominated their viewing this week. But then it is a crazed hodge-podge of movies that they …

Another Life | Paris Is Burning | Pose | This Week at The Comedy Cellar

July 31st, 2019


Blast off with Always Be Watching this week as Dan and Chris discuss a new Netflix sci-fi space drama, delve into the alternative ballroom scene in New York with doco Paris Is Burning and TV drama Pose, then question …

Veronica Mars | Apollo 11 | Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee | Lambs of God |

July 25th, 2019


It's a big show this week - Veronica Mars returned unexpectedly with its 4th season. After a multi-year hiatus and a terrible made-for-fans movie, …

My Next Guest Needs No Introduction | The Loudest Voice | The Simpsons - season 30 | Parasite

July 18th, 2019


The premise of the podcast is simple: Dan and Chris watch a lot of TV. For years they've shared with each other their recommendations and chatted about what's been interesting on the TV. Now they've brought this idea to …

Spider-Man: Far From Home | Bob's Burgers | Stranger Things 3

July 10th, 2019


This is an incredibly loose episode with Dan released from home on painkillers and allowed to talk with Chris once again about the things they've been watching.

The podcast kicks off with some loose chat about sick-bed …

Too Old To Die Young | Apple and Onion | Jett | Mystify: Michael Hutchence

June 27th, 2019


This week's Always Be Watching pod has Dan and Chris chatting about a wonderfully eclectic range of TV shows.

There's the dark and arty Too Old To …

30 Rock | Euphoria | Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story | American Graffiti | Good Afternoon Adelaide

June 20th, 2019


There are so many shows worth checking out right now that we crumbled under the pressure and instead spend our first 10 minutes talking about …

Years and Years | The Cat In The Hat Knows a Lot About That | Good Omens | What We Do In The Shadows

June 12th, 2019


This week on the podcast Dan & Chris shout: "Baaaaaaaaat!" as they discuss the hilarious new comedy What We Do In The Shadows. They also discuss the great new drama Years and Years. Oh, and then they mix some …

The Detectorists | The Handmaid's Tale s3 | Godzilla 2: King of The Monsters | Young Einstein

June 5th, 2019


It has been quite the week of viewing for Chris and Dan. The big TV show of the week is the third season return of The Handmaid's Tale - Dan offers his thoughts on it and the very unique problem the show has. Also up …

High Maintenance | Chernobyl | LEGO Masters | Catch 22

May 28th, 2019


Dan and Chris are at it again with their weekly conversation about what they have watched... experienced?.... on TV.

Up for discussion:

01:28 High Maintenance
09:05 Chernobyl
13:26 LEGO Masters
23:00 Catch 22


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The end of Game of Thrones, Big Bang Theory, and Veep | Still Laugh-In | The Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mice and Men

May 24th, 2019


It has been a huge fortnight for television with three of television's biggest shows all airing their final episodes - Game of Thrones, The Big Bang Theory, and Veep. On the Always Be Watching Podcast this week, Dan and …

The Act | Bluey | Superstore | Planes Trains and Automobiles

May 19th, 2019


On the podcast this week Dan talks up a mother/daughter relationship horror-drama that he insists will take the Emmys & Golden Globes by storm, …

Dead To Me | LEGO Masters | Long Shot | The Last OG

May 9th, 2019


With a new Netflix series, a huge new reality show in Australia about building things with Lego, a Seth Rogen movie, and a discovered gem, Chris and Dan have a lot that they have been watching this week:

01:27 Dead To Me

Trailer Park Boys: The Animated Series | Black Summer | Nothing But Trouble | Ultraman

May 5th, 2019


It is an incredibly eclectic mix-bag of things we've been watching this week.

Take a listen and discover something to watch:

01:07 Trailer Park Boys: The Animated Series - Netflix
08:19 Black Summer - Netflix
12:42 Nothing …

Avengers: Endgame | Hanna | Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse | My Husband Won't Fit

April 27th, 2019


Avengers: Endgame is an absolute cultural juggernaut and it needed to be discussed. So, we reached out to one of our favourite culture writers (and …

Terrace House | The Defiant Ones | Jeopardy World Tour | Sick Of It

April 11th, 2019


Join Dan & Chris for another week as they discuss what it is that they watched on TV this week in the misguided belief that you might feel inspired to watch these shows.

01:58 - Terrace House: Opening New Doors
09:04 …

Trigger Warning with Killer Mike | The Good Fight | Star Trek Discovery | Kraft Punk's Political Party

April 4th, 2019


We're taking you into some weird and offbeat TV areas this week with a quirky robot's cutting political satire, more straight edge political satire …

Now Apocalypse | Idiotsitter | Ill Behaviour | Chef's Table

March 27th, 2019


It's a week for under-the-radar television discussion as both Dan and Chris veer away from anything anyone else was talking about on TV this week for four off-kilter TV discussions. The two discuss:
02:34 Now Apocalypse

After Life | Love, Death and Robots | Review with Myles Barlow | Triple Frontier

March 21st, 2019


It was a huge week for new shows/movies dropping on Netflix. Thankfully, neither Dan nor Chris had a whole lot going on, so they made sure to watch …

Captain Marvel | Counterpart | Hollow Man | Fleabag

March 14th, 2019


We start this week with an extended conversation about Captain Marvel, now playing in cinemas. We've invited in film critic and Program Director of Australia's SciFi Film Festival Simon Foster. Does the film deserve the …

Secret City | Russian Doll | Leaving Neverland | Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

March 7th, 2019


This week on Always Be Watching, Dan and Chris discuss:
02:01 Secret City
09:42 Russian Doll
15:41 Leaving Neverland
22:56 Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt


This Time with Alan Partridge | Paddleton | The Heights | Baptiste

February 28th, 2019


Dan and Chris launch the Always Be Watching podcast by starting a conversation with the same phrase that has dominated practically every conversation they've had over the past 15+ years: "What have you been watching?"

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