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Biopics (Mostly) Suck Podcast

24 EpisodesProduced by Tol House ProductionsWebsite

A occasional conversational podcast that meets at the intersection of film, literature, pop culture and doing the right thing. You can find it on all platforms with new episodes released the first and third Thursday of each month.

24 Episodes | 2019 - 2021

Biopics (Mostly) Suck - We Are Going On Hiatus

February 18th, 2021


Everyone needs a break now and then. After 21 episodes, it is time to rethink our approach to making this podcast. Enjoy what we have made and we will be back soon. Keep in touch on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram with …

Biopics (Mostly) Suck - Talk To Me - Episode 21

January 20th, 2021


Petey Green was a drunk, and ex-con, a radio and television show host, a social advocate, and a voice of the Washington DC black community. If you don't know about Petey Green, you will be a fan once you listen to this …

Biopics (Mostly) Suck - Molly's Game - Episode 20

January 7th, 2021


Molly Bloom ​fell out of pursuing skiing as a profession and fell into running high stakes card games in Los Angeles. The celebrities that would …

Biopics (Mostly) Suck - The Imitation Game - Episode 19

November 19th, 2020


Alan Turing should be hailed as an international hero. Instead, he was castrated by his government for being gay. He played a key role in decoding …

Biopics (Mostly) Suck - Dog Day Afternoon- Episode 18

November 5th, 2020


What would you do for the person you love? Would you give them something you don't want them to have? Would you rob a bank for them? Would you kill …

Biopics (Mostly) Suck - Never Cry Wolf - Episode 17

October 15th, 2020


One of my favorite films that few people have heard of is this achingly beautiful story about a man who studies wolves in the arctic. The themes are …

Biopics (Mostly) Suck - Howl - Episode 16 - Part Two

October 1st, 2020


The Beats. Iconoclastic representations of freedom. Romanticized. Criticized. Eulogized. But, what did it mean to be a Beat?


"Howl" does not tell …

Biopics (Mostly) Suck - Howl - Episode 16 - Part One

September 17th, 2020


The Beats. Iconoclastic representations of freedom. Romanticized. Criticized. Eulogized. But, what did it mean to be a Beat? "Howl" does not tell you …

Biopics (Mostly) Suck - Norma Rae - Episode 15

September 3rd, 2020


What do you know about "Norma Rae"? I mean, aside from the five second clip which is shown at the Oscars every year of Sally Field standing on top​ …

Biopics (Mostly) Suck - I Should Have Hit Record

August 20th, 2020


What happens when you plan a great episode and forget to hit the record button? You end up with no episodes to release and a date coming up quick. What to do, what to do. I know! Let's do a personal journey episode. If …

Biopics (Mostly) Suck - The Informant! - Episode 13

August 6th, 2020


What happens when a ​true story about corporate greed and mental illness become a comedic film? The answer is a lot of great things. But, what happens when you talk about what really happened? It turns out that it is …

Biopics (Mostly) Suck - A Coal Miner's Daughter - Episode 12

July 16th, 2020


This is one of those movies which you are always told is great, but you never get around to seeing it. To tell you the truth, if it had not been for …

Biopics (Mostly) Suck - Frost-Nixon - Episode 11

July 2nd, 2020


Did David Frost "get" Richard Nixon to apologize to the American people for Watergate? Was it a winner-take-all situation? How did checkbook …

Biopics (Mostly) Suck - iTonya - Episode 10

June 18th, 2020


What happens when you don't come from the right stock?​ What happens when you aren't accepted? Do you rebel? Do you succeed? Do you whack a fellow skater on the knee? Maybe not.

"iTonya" is the brilliant movie about the …

Biopics (Mostly) Suck - Hidden Figures - Episode 9

June 4th, 2020


What a surprise to see a piece of history that has never been brought to the forefront. "Hidden Figures" is an enjoyable, feel-good film, but does it provide the tribute the filmmakers intended? Listen as Rob and John …

Biopics (Mostly) Suck - The End Of The Tour - Episode 8

May 21st, 2020


What happens when a writer becomes a public figure? How much of yourself should you have to give to the rest of the world, just because you wrote a …

Biopics (Mostly) Suck - Raging Bull - Episode 7

May 7th, 2020


Jake La Motta was a monster. But is there a value to having monsters like him in our society? Rob will talk about that, and much more with his guest, musician John Helix. as we gain some insight into the mind of a boxer.

Biopics (Mostly) Suck - Saving Mr. Banks - Episode 6

April 16th, 2020


P.L. Travers was a fascinating and flawed woman who stood on her own. Walt Disney was a man who knew what he wanted, and he knew how to get it. Is "Saving Mr. Banks" the story of a woman who has a cathartic experience …

Biopics (Mostly) Suck - Tag

April 2nd, 2020


Do grown men really play a game of tag? Do they really break into each others' homes to tag each other. Do they let girls play?​

In the spirit of tag, John and Dawn will visit the podcast to talk about men playing a …

Trailer - 2020

March 28th, 2020


Trailer for the 2020 season of Biopics (Mostly) Suck.

Biopics (Mostly) Suck - "Cadillac Records"

October 8th, 2019


Chess Records in Chicago is influential in the world of rock and blues music. The artists that came out of this label include Muddy Waters, Chuck …

Biopics (Mostly) Suck - "Rocketman"

September 18th, 2019


Yes, another biopic about a British rock star in the 70's. And, it's a musical!. Join us as John Helix and I talk about the life of Elton John and how it compares to the movie, "Rocketman". We'll also find out why John …

Biopics (Mostly) Suck - "The Doors"

June 5th, 2019


Jim Morrison. Poet. Rock Star. Icon.​

​In Oliver Stone's movie, "The Doors", a version of Morrison is shown to us. Is this the real Jim? Are we really seeing Oliver? Rob and his guest, John Helix break down what is true …

Biopics (Mostly) Suck - "Bohemian Rhapsody"

May 22nd, 2019


"Bohemian Rhapsody" is the story of Freddie Mercury and the rock band Queen. How much of the true story is in this movie based on a true story? Join me and my friend, John Helix, San Diego area singer and songwriter, as …

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