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Spirits and Chat with Jon and Matt

34 EpisodesProduced by Matthew PohlmanWebsite

"Spirits and Chat with Jon and Matt" is a podcast hosted by real-life married couple Jonathan Emerson and Matthew Pohlman. Each week they watch an episode of a classic television show where a character is involved in a play (like the time Marge Simpson was in "Oh Streetcar!" or when Jackie Harris wa… read more

34 Episodes | 2019 - 2021

The Nanny: Yetta's Letters

June 27th, 2021


Who should have won the Best Musical Tony in 1999: Fosse, Parade, or Yetta's letters? This week we sip on refreshing Fresca (which Jonathan …

Family Guy: The King Is Dead

June 13th, 2021


If you were ever looking for a cartoon that could touch on pretty much all of theater's tropiest tropes, look no further than Family Guy. This week …

Buffy The Vampire Slayer: The Puppet Show

June 6th, 2021


In every generation there is born two snarky gay men to talk about your favorite television episodes where the characters "put on a play." We are talking about ourselves of course! This week we the we sip on Blue Moon …

Saved By The Bell: Snow White and the Seven Dorks

May 29th, 2021


We're going back to the 90s this week and watching that episode of "Saved By The Bell" where the kids put on a rap version of "Snow White and Seven Dwarves" and Jessie and Zack may or may not have feelings for each …

The Office: Andy's Play

May 16th, 2021


In this week's episode the boys deep dive The Office and in particular the episode that explores the Scranton, PA community theater scene. We start …

The Golden Girls: The Actor

May 9th, 2021


Jon and Matt discuss that episode of "The Golden Girls" where the ladies are in a production of Picnic (er, or a play that is loosely kinda based on

Roseanne: Communicable Theater

May 2nd, 2021


Jackie Harris faces the classic actor's nightmare of having to go onstage without knowing any of your lines in this season three episode of Roseanne. The guys sip on Sierra Nevada Pale Ale (something Roseanne and Dan …

The Simpsons: A Streetcar Named Marge

April 25th, 2021


On the season three premiere, Jon and Matt discuss the classic Simpsons episode where Marge is cast as Blanche Dubois in a musical version of A Streetcar Named Desire. From passive aggressive directors, to non-existent …

Season 3 Trailer

April 25th, 2021


An update about season three, which will feature Jon and Matt reviewing episodes of class tv shows where a character is in involved in theater. 

Among The Seaside Shadows

March 21st, 2021


Jon and Matt chat with Courtney Reardon (Travel Channel's Portals to Hell and Ghost Adventures) and Andrew Hill from Seadside Shadows Haunted Tours in Mystic, CT. Courtney describes her experiences growing up in an …

Behind the Behind with Sidney and Nicole Prado

January 3rd, 2021


This week we speak with Sidney Prado (host of the podcast "Behind the Behind") and his wife Nicole to discuss their individual and shared paranormal …

Season 2: BONUS Holiday Episode

December 22nd, 2020


We wrap up this nightmare of a year by talking about the darker figures in holiday lore (such as Krampus, Belsnickel, and La Befana), the Christmas …

All in the (Ghostly) Family: A Haunting Discussion with Monique Sanchez

December 7th, 2020


Matt and Jon speak with the lovely and talented Monique Sanchez (host of "Another F*cking Horror Podcast") about her love of horror films and her own paranormal experiences. 

Season 2: BONUS Halloween Episode

October 30th, 2020


Happy Halloween! Jon and Matt take a break from their normal format to discuss their favorite horror films of all time. 

Witch Hunting in Salem, MA

September 25th, 2020


This week we are joined by Nancy Mades-Byrd. Nancy is a tour guide with Salem Historical Tours in Salem, MA and host of the podcast "Witch Hunt." We discuss with her the history of witch persecution in the United States …

The Ghosts of The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

August 31st, 2020


In this episode we welcome season two's very first guest, Miriam Cole. Miriam is a tour guide at the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in Weston, WV and …

Bloody Mary: Scary Lady and Scary Good Cocktail

August 21st, 2020


This week we're discussing the legendary cocktail named after a terrifying ghost, the Bloody Mary! Jon starts off the show by serving up the drink, which doesn't exactly go according to plan (Spoiler alert: it tasted …

The Case of the Haunted Teddy Ruxpin

August 10th, 2020


Jon and Matt kick off their brand new season by serving up the vodka gimlet, one of the many drinks used to treat scurvy in the 19th century (seriously what as up with all the scurvy in the 1800s?). Then Jon tells not …

Season Two Preview

July 19th, 2020


Here's a sneak peek of season two of "Spirits and Chat with Jon and Matt"! This season we will be shifting gears a bit and focusing on the world of the supernatural. Have you ever had a ghostly encounter or witnessed …

Episode 14: The Bronx

May 11th, 2020


In our season finale we mix up the drink named after the NYC borough with the best zoo, The Bronx! Then we discuss the eighties Jim Henson/David film Labyrinth. Dance Magic Dance! 

Episode 13: The Manhattan

April 27th, 2020


We're in a New York state of mind this week as we serve the classic Manhattan. Next up we interview Brette Morningstar to discuss her life as a working actress in NYC. Finally we geek out over everyone's favorite Marvel …

Episode 12: The Screwdriver

April 20th, 2020


This week we rummaged through our supplies and only came up with vodka and orange juice, so we combined them and made the delightful brunch cocktail …

Episode 11: The Mint Julep

April 4th, 2020


This week the boys turn on their southern charm to serve up the delightful bourbon cocktail known as the mint julep. Next up, they discuss the ways …

Episode 10: The Daiquiri

March 28th, 2020


SACWJAM is back after a brief hiatus to serve up the delicious Cuban sensation known as the daiquiri. Next up the guys discuss the trials and …

Episode 9: The Grasshopper

March 6th, 2020


It’s a very green themed week at “Spirits and Chat” as we mix up the emerald concoction known as the grasshopper. Next we are shocked, SHOCKED I tell you, to learn that former congressman Aaron Schock finally came out …

Episode 8: The Old Fashioned

February 23rd, 2020


Jon and Matt mix up the classic Old Fashioned, only to discover that it’s basically just bourbon with a whole lotta sugar. Next up they are joined by …

Episode 7: The Martini

February 7th, 2020


The boys are serving up the classiest drink out there, the martini (shaken not stirred of course). Next they discuss the problems that gay men face in regards to body issues and self esteem. Finally they wrap up the …

Episode 6: The Long Island Iced Tea

January 30th, 2020


Jon and Matt welcome their very first in-studio guest Joseph Sebring to discuss life as a television director while sipping on the most potent of cocktails, the Long Island Iced Tea! Then it’s time to dance into the …

Episode 5: The Margarita!

January 10th, 2020


In their very first episode of 2020 the boys serve up everyone’s favorite tequila based sensation, the margarita! Next they chat about the complications of traveling as an out gay couple in the Caribbean. Then they dish …

Episode 4: The Mai Tai

December 20th, 2019


In their last episode of 2019 Matt and Jon brew up everyone’s favorite tropical drink, the Mai Tai! They are then joined by professional lightning …

Episode 3: Eggnog!

December 11th, 2019


In this very merry holiday episode the boys discuss everyone’s favorite (or least favorite) holiday drink...eggnog! Then they discuss their favorite …

Episode 2: The Tom Collins

November 29th, 2019


Jon and Matt serve up the Tom Collins while discussing its complicated history and perform some really bad improv along the way. Then they are joined …

Episode 1: The Cosmo

November 22nd, 2019


In their premier episode Matt and Jon serve up the classic cosmo and discuss its lengthy and disputed history. Then they are joined by the talented and hilarious Bloo Rodriguez to discuss theater, life in Texas, and …


November 15th, 2019


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