The Food Chain

  • The Food Chain, Episode 7: Alligator - Alligators in the sewers. That’s just an urban myth, right? Wrong, babies! Meet Ramon, a gigantic amphibian living in the sewers of Chicago. He’s mutated, agitated, and hungry. Join Cootie, her lovely assistant, X, and special guest animal expert Trey Lawson as they venture into the badlands of the South Side of Chi-Town to track down the biggest gator since McKluskey! Drop this into your face receptacles and let it grow like a puppy! Podcast: Play in new window | Download
  • The Food Chain, Episode 6: Black Sheep -   Listen along as Cootie and X travel along to The Shire. They do not find tricksy Hobbitses. They find Daeron Wilson from the Psychosemanticast. Oh, they also run across angry carnivorous sheep. You know how this works. Have fun with us as we break down and thoroughly discuss in minute detail BLACK SHEEP from 2006.   Podcast: Play in new window | Download
  • The Food Chain, Episode 5: Slugs -   They’re disgusting. They’re slimy. They’re voracious. And that’s just the hosts! Join Cootie, her lovely assistant, X, and special guest animal expert Mark Ball (The Midnight Horror Show, Fancy and Friends Podcast) as they get up close and personal with some of the most viscous creatures Nature has to offer… SLUGS! Reaching into the tremendous film catalog of Juan Piquer Simon, find out what happens when regular garden slugs become flesh-eating monsters and the only ones who can stop them are the dumbest folks in town. Journey with us once again into the bizarro world of Nature run amok. You might regret it, but you’ll never forget it. Join X and Cootie at the bottom of The Food Chain! Podcast: Play in new window | Download
  • The Food Chain Episode 4: GRIZZLY - Bo. Bears. Battlestar Galactica.  [Actually, that last part isn’t accurate. No Cylons on this episode. The rest of it, though, is absolutely true.] You are not ready for this. You are not ready for Cootie and X, with their special guest animal expert, Bo Ransdell himself, discussing the greatness that is William Girdler’s 1976 animal attack classic, GRIZZLY, in tremendous depth and extreme attention to detail. You are not ready for the first presentation of the Christopher George Memorial Award. Above all, you are not ready for Allison. Allison.  Allison. Face your fears. Gird your loins. Take a shower in a waterfall. Do whatever you need to do to prepare yourself. Then stick us in your earholes and let eighteen feet of gut-crunching, man-eating terror claw its way into that spot behind your face where you hear the things. Podcast: Play in new window | Download
  • The Food Chain, Episode 3 — Frogs -   Join Cootie and X as they go deep into the swamps of Louisiana. Maybe it’s Florida. We don’t know. It’s a swamp, okay? They’re bringing along Kiss the Goat co-host, Al McPherson, and discussing the 1972 drive-in classic, FROGS. Sam Elliott with no mustache! Ray Milland with no use of his legs! Animal attacks without animals actually attacking! It’s a weird one, definitely deserving its own link on the food chain. Also: the terrifying truth behind frog legs! That’s not a joke. Your earholes are lonely! Put our show in them! Podcast: Play in new window | Download
  • The Food Chain Episode 2: Razorback - On this episode of The Food Chain, Cootie and X travel to the middle of Australia with our most excellent guest animal expert, The Wych! When The Wych isn’t waiting for the next end of the world, he’s helping Cootie and X navigate their way through the godforsaken center of the heart of darkness. Thrill as we all geek out over Iva Davies! Find out what an Uluru is! Marvel at how long a man can remain lashed to the top of a windmill! It’s The Food Chain’s extra special look at Russell Mulcahy’s 1984 Ozploitation classic, RAZORBACK! [Check your earbuds for spiders before inserting them into your side face holes.]     Podcast: Play in new window | Download
  • The Food Chain, Episode 1: THEM! - Welcome to The Food Chain! This is a podcast all about those movies where nature goes berserk, animals attack, and mankind finds itself in the uncomfortable position of being hunted. We’ll eventually be covering movies from the 1950’s to present day. In fact, we’re starting in the Fifties with the giant ant classic, THEM! Join Cootie, X, and their special consultant, Brian M. Sammons of The ABC’s of Hidden Horror podcast, as we talk about the differences between queens and princesses, the problem of sugar addiction among insects, and what ants smell like. A new episode will drop every other Thursday. We hope you enjoy this first episode and come back for more. Podcast: Play in new window | Download