In this special birthday episode, Molly grants Ben honorary status as both an American and a girl so that he might fully appreciate Samantha: An American Girl Holiday (2004). Ben gets a hankering for some trail mix. Molly waxes poetic about her emotionally stunted childhood.
If you’re feeling generous, the best gift you could get Molly for her birthday is a gift for yourself from her Etsy shop or Kickstarter campaign!
Ben and Molly don their 3-D glasses and step into the low-poly world of the extremely cursed Barbie and the Magic of Pegasus (2005). Ben struggles with an embarrassing plosive problem. Molly finally has an excuse to trot out her encyclopedic figure skating knowledge.
In this infectious episode, Ben and Molly take a field trip to an actual movie theatre to watch The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (2019). Ben finds a new hobby in hands-free bowling. Molly does well to eke out a few words between coughing fits.
After suffering through a string of terrible films, Ben and Molly indulge in some cinematic comfort food with Wreck-It Ralph (2012). Ben has a productive therapy session. Molly learns the unsettling truth about a popular Rihanna song.
If you’ve listened to this week’s episode of the show, you’ll already know that we’re celebrating our one-year anniversary with a competition! If you want to win one of the prizes we picked out in this video, here’s what you have to do:
Go onto the iTunes / Apple Podcasts entry for The Life Toyetic with Ben and Molly and leave a review.
Once you’ve received confirmation that your review has been posted, email a screenshot of the review to firstname.lastname@example.org. (DON’T send a screenshot of the review form itself – we need confirmation that the review has been approved and posted to iTunes first!)
We will read every review of the podcast sent to us up until February 22nd. The best reviews will receive one of the prizes picked out in the video. We’ll even sign the boxes for the Barbies, too!
This competition is open to everybody, whether they’re a Patron or not. It’s also open to everybody internationally – if you live outside the US and you win, we’ll figure out how to get your prize to you.
Ben and Molly go looking for a fun action adventure in GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009), but instead spend several hours haplessly flailing in a cesspool of toxic masculinity. Ben struggles to process a deep and personal betrayal. Molly goes full Noam Chomsky in defense of one of her favorite languages.
We’re temporarily shifting the podcast to a biweekly/fortnightly schedule for the time being. This is so we can accommodate other projects and commitments we have. We don’t plan for the change to be permanent, and as soon as we can get back to weekly episodes we’ll be doing that. THe next episode will be going up on January 22nd – coincidentally, our one-year anniversary. Thanks for bearing with us!
In the meantime, if you absolutely need to hear Ben’s voice in a podcast this week, The Game of Rassilon launches on Wednesday, January 16th! An actual-play podcast featuring funny people playing the Doctor Who Roleplaying Game, the show follows the adventures of a brand-new Doctor and her companions as they embark on unique adventures, one roll at a time. You can find the show at TheGameOfRassilon.com.
Despite their best efforts, Ben and Molly barely manage to skim the surface of the fathomless cinematic abomination Bratz (2007). Ben yearns for a simpler time when he could wake up from his nightmares. Molly finds comfort in an unexpected familiar face.
Ben and Molly call in a Christmas miracle in order to stay awake through Barbie in ‘A Christmas Carol’ (2008). Ben dreams of penning the next Barbie movie script. Molly seizes on a lucrative merchandising opportunity.
Ben and Molly dig too deep into Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) and inadvertently unearth a dark secret about the McAllister family. Ben hardens his heart in order to withstand graphic depictions of human suffering. Molly holds an impromptu seance.