Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, episode 99: ‘Boss,’ ‘Once Upon a Time,’ ‘Pearl Jam 20’ & more

Before we get to this week’s Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, I need to issue an apology for inadvertently playing Dane Cook to Fienberg’s Louis CK and appropriating one of his jokes without realizing I had done it. (For those wondering, it’s the “Happy Endings” drinking game one during the “Once Upon a Time” segment, which Dan reminded me after the fact he had made on Twitter a few days ago.) All hail Dan, all shame me.

As for the rest of the episode, no more “Breaking Bad” discussion, but plenty of reviews, listener mail, and even a brand-new sponsor! The line-up: 

“Man Up” — 02:15 – 13:15
“Pearl Jam Twenty” — 13:15 – 21:35
“Boss” — 21:40 – 32:45
“Once Upon a Time” — 32:45 – 42:40
Listener Mail: Showrunners winging it — 42:50 – 48:30
Listener Mail: Unintended meaning — 48:40 – 52:45
Listener Mail: Critic aggregator sites — 52:50 – 57:15
Listener Mail: Baseball’s impact on FOX — 57:20 – 01:04:00


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