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Barbs Wired: A Siskel & Ebert Podcast
Keri Lynn & Skipper Martin
Celebrating the inimitable team of Roger Ebert & Gene Siskel, and also going head to head against them talking about movies and moviemaking from our modern perspective.
Sep 26, 2021
Inspired by another series of special Siskel & Ebert episodes, this week Keri and Skip offer up their own choices alongside picks from Roger and Gene.
1 hr 26 min
Sep 21, 2021
Kevin Smith's Favorite Episode - Part 2
We're not done gabbing about that darn Kevin Smith!
1 hr 33 min
Sep 13, 2021
Kevin Smith's Favorite Episode - Part 1
Keri and Skipper get dirty in this first ever explicit episode talking about the career of Kevin Smith!
1 hr 36 min
Sep 6, 2021
Teenage Sex Movies
Fairly deep discussions on movies that may not appear to warrant them. Keri and Skipper embrace the awkward of horny teen flicks.
1 hr 30 min
Aug 30, 2021
a gift for my friend, Keri
Hope it brings a smile.
1 hr 44 min
Aug 23, 2021
Siskel & Ebert's Revenge!
Getting even and settling scores with Keri and Skipper alongside Roger and Gene looking at four revenge fueled classics!
1 hr 11 min
Aug 16, 2021
Taking a page from the classic Siskel & Ebert special episodes "Guilty Pleasures" Keri and Skip choose a film of their own that qualifies to go alongside a Roger and Gene picked film some may find difficult to admit they actually like.
1 hr 9 min
Aug 9, 2021
Saturday Night (Live) At The Movies
Roger and Gene in New York? That and more as Keri and Skip cover Saturday Night Live movies and even delve a bit into Siskel & Ebert's guest stint on the venerable variety show.
1 hr 8 min
Aug 2, 2021
Siskel & Ebert's Greatest Episode
Keri and Skip take on the daunting task of choosing a single best episode from 24 years worth of Siskel & Ebert shows, and the final choice is a wild ride indeed.
1 hr 16 min
Jul 25, 2021
Deconstructing De Palma
Spotlighting 4 Brian De Palma suspense films.
1 hr 15 min
Jul 18, 2021
Getting Reacquainted with Siskel & Ebert - Part 2
Continuing the conversation from Part 1, we dig into the special episode "The Movies That Made Us Critics."
1 hr 8 min
Jul 16, 2021
Getting Reacquainted with Siskel & Ebert - Part 1
SEASON PREMIERE! Keri and Skipper are once again talking about all things Siskel & Ebert and this first episode back examines what made Roger and Gene so effective as movie critics.
Feb 12, 2021
THE STAND streaming on CBS All Access EPISODE 9 - "The Circle Closes"
Journey past the novel into brand new Stephen King territory. Keri and Skip discuss if the master himself was able to step in and stick the landing. Did the series come to a satisfying conclusion?
Feb 5, 2021
THE STAND streaming on CBS All Access EPISODE 8 - "The Stand"
Win or lose, stand or fall, the forces of good and evil finally collide in New Vegas. Will this CBS show stick the landing and bring the main tale to a satisfying conclusion?
Jan 29, 2021
THE STAND streaming on CBS All Access EPISODE 7 - "The Walk"
The end is just around the corner! Lots of characters head west to New Vegas, but not everyone is destined to complete the journey.
Jan 25, 2021
THE STAND Bonus Episode - Chatting with listener Nikki Rogers
As we all wait for the next episode to drop Keri and Skipper have a short chat with listener Nikki Rogers about all things King and of course what she thinks so far of the new CBS adaptation of The Stand!
Jan 22, 2021
THE STAND streaming on CBS All Access EPISODE 6 - "The Vigil"
This episode is trash! Trashcan Man that is, and he shows everyone just how handy he can be!
Jan 15, 2021
THE STAND streaming on CBS All Access EPISODE 5 - "Fear & Loathing in New Vegas"
Sin City is finally revealed! Keri and Skip discuss if the wait was worth the build up as the series starts to head to the final showdown between good and Evil.
Jan 8, 2021
THE STAND streaming on CBS All Access EPISODE 4 - "The House of the Dead"
This transitional episode focuses on the Boulder Free Zone. Keri and Skip contemplate how the final battle will take shape against Flagg’s forces of evil in Las Vegas.
Dec 31, 2020
THE STAND streaming on CBS All Access EPISODE 3 - "Blank Page"
The last of the main characters take the stage with proper introductions to Nick Andros, Tom Cullen, Glen Batemen, and Mother Abigail herself. Keri and Skip dig deep to see how the show is succeeding and where it's coming up short.
Dec 24, 2020
THE STAND streaming on CBS All Access EPISODE 2 - "Pocket Savior"
Larry Underwood and Lloyd Henreid take center stage in the second episode of the CBS All Access adaption of the Stephen King epic. We also meet Rita Blakemoor, Ray Brentner, and a many more as the story is still collecting the beloved characters that make up the sprawling tale of good versus evil.
Dec 17, 2020
THE STAND streaming on CBS All Access EPISODE 1 - "The End"
The show is here! CBS All Access is now streaming episode 1. Keri and Skip have plenty of thoughts on how it turned out, how its treating the source material, how it compares to 1994’s adaptation, and how it stands (heh) on its own merits.
Dec 13, 2020
Interview with The Stand 2020 cinematographer Thomas Yatsko
Exclusive brand new interview with Cinematographer Thomas Yatsko where Keri and Skip get to ask all about his experience making the 2020 adaption of The Stand for CBS All Access.
Dec 7, 2020
Stephen King's The Stand 1994 ABC Miniseries directed by Mick Garris.
Getting warmed up for the new CBS All Access limited series Keri and Skipper first look back at the previous live action adaptation that aired on ABC directed by Mick Garris. They also discuss their expectations for the newest incarnation of Stephen King's classic epic tale.
Nov 30, 2020
Frank Darabont Adapts Stephen King
SEASON FINALE! Frank Darabont's 4 collaborations with legendary author Stephen King are the topic of Keri and Skip's super-sized last conversation of the first season.
1 hr 40 min
Nov 23, 2020
Take 2 - Chatting with Listener Samuel Munoz
Trying something a little different, Keri and Skipper speak to Barbs Wired listener Samuel Munoz who takes us to task on our opinions of "Marriage Story." This is essentially a supplemental to episode 11 - "Divorce Sucks."
Nov 22, 2020
Pulp Heroes are on the menu this week with Dick Tracy, The Shadow, The Phantom, and The Rocketeer! Also included is the final installment of the exclusive interview with Sneak Previews creator Thea Flaum!
1 hr 16 min
Nov 16, 2020
Listener requested Tarantino Triple Feature! Keri and Skip dig into three of Quentin's finest, including his latest "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood."
1 hr 32 min
Nov 9, 2020
Worst Sequels Ever!
The bad, the worse, and the ugly! This week Keri and Skip take a swim through the sewage with the worst sequels ever! See if you agree with their choices. Also Part 8 of our exclusive interview with Sneak Previews creator Thea Flaum!
1 hr 9 min
Nov 2, 2020
Psycho Marathon - Part 2
Spooky season deep dive continues into all things PSYCHO where we cover Psycho IV, Bates Motel the 1987 failed TV pilot, and the A&E 5 season Bates Motel cable series. Also Part 7 of our exclusive Thea Flaum interview.
Oct 26, 2020
Psycho Marathon - Part 1
Keri’s takes the lead on spooky season with a deep dive into all things PSYCHO! This first installment covers the first three films in the franchise.
1 hr 10 min
Oct 20, 2020
Not Quite Musicals
This week nearly breaks into song as Keri and Skipper cover Streets Of Fire, Berry Gordy's The Last Dragon, and Crossroads. Also included is Part 6 of the exclusive Thea Flaum interview.
Oct 13, 2020
Take 2 - Manhattan Project Interview Extravaganza
This special Take 2 episode features brand new exclusive interviews we landed with alumni from the 1986 film "The Manhattan Project." Writer & Director Marshall Brickman, Co-Writer Tom Baum, and Special Effects Supervisor Bran Ferren!
1 hr 18 min
Oct 5, 2020
Monty Python Movies
Keri and Skip take on the daunting task of discussing the legendary comedy team whose influence can still being felt today. The four Python films get dissected purposefully, and Part 5 of their exclusive Thea Flaum interview also debuts.
1 hr 13 min
Sep 28, 2020
Coming Of Age
Small towns and the trials of growing up are the subjects of interest as we look at sentimental classics Breaking Away, Stand By Me, and The Sandlot.
1 hr 22 min
Sep 21, 2020
Breaking up is painful, divorce flat out sucks! Marriage Story, The War of the Roses, and Kramer vs Kramer make the case that staying together might be the better option.
1 hr 22 min
Sep 14, 2020
Bill & Ted Trilogy
31 years in the making! Keri and Skipper jump in the famed phone booth for a trip through time with the most excellent of chaperones. Party on!
1 hr 16 min
Sep 8, 2020
45th Anniversary of Siskel & Ebert on Television
Keri and Skipper not only celebrate the milestone of 45 years of Siskel & Ebert on TV, but go back to the very beginning in an exclusive brand new interview with Thea Flaum - THE person who chose them for the original dueling critics movie review show.
1 hr 18 min
Sep 1, 2020
Nightmares on Elm Streets - Part 2
Keri continues her show takeover with the rest of the six films in the Freddy collection. Also we dive into our final segment of the interview with Sneak Previews director Chuck Waggoner.
Aug 31, 2020
Take 2 - Big Announcements!
You can't call yourself a Siskel & Ebert fan and miss the major interview we just recorded! Learn all about that, our subjects for upcoming episodes, and more stuff we had to share in this special mini-episode dropping 1 day early before our regular show - Nightmares on Elm Streets Part 2!
Aug 24, 2020
Nightmares on Elm Streets - Part 1
Keri grabs the reins to dig into her love of all things Freddy Krueger featuring all nine films starring the Springwood Slasher. This episode (part 1 of 2) covers the first 3 films in the franchise.
1 hr 3 min
Aug 18, 2020
This episode finds Keri and Skip cracking the codes to three radical 80’s classics - Wargames, The Manhattan Project, and Real Genius! We also continue with Part 5 of our exclusive interview with Sneak Previews director Chuck Waggoner.
1 hr 22 min
Aug 11, 2020
Random Rob Reiner
Celebrated director Rob Reiner takes the spotlight with examinations of This is Spinal Tap, Misery, and the notoriously “HATED, HATED...” Elijah Wood kiddie flick North. We also continue with Part 4 of our exclusive interview with Sneak Previews director Chuck Waggoner.
1 hr 15 min
Aug 5, 2020
When Good Directors Go Bad
Join Keri and Skipper as they dig into masterclass filmmakers' famous misfires. Coppola's Dracula, Spielberg's 1941, and De Palma's "The Bonfire of the Vanities" go under the microscope along with Part 3 of our exclusive interview with Sneak Previews director Chuck Waggoner.
1 hr 14 min
Jul 28, 2020
Gene and Roger Go To the Movies
Highlighting a unique 1980 episode of Sneak Previews where a camera crew followed Siskel and Ebert doing their jobs as film critics reviewing "The Black Marble" for the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun Times.
1 hr 11 min
Jul 21, 2020
Our premiere episode has Keri and Skipper exploring romance in the afterlife with three very different films - Defending Your Life, Heaven Can Wait, and Made In Heaven. Our very first Argument Segment showcases the evolution of Roger and Gene's verbal jousting through the years. We also debut our first Favorite Moment selection, and we welcome our first interview guest with Sneak Previews director *Chuck Waggoner*!
1 hr 14 min