The Incomparable

The Incomparable

A weekly dive into geeky media we love, including movies, books, TV, comics, and more. Jason Snell talks with a rotating panel of regular guests. Winner of the 2012 Parsec Award for best fan podcast! Find out more at

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#176: Solo Adventures (Our 2013 Favorites)

January 1, 2014 at 3:15AM • 2 hours

We say goodbye to 2013 by listing our favorite stuff from the past year. We also recall our favorite podcast moments and read a whole bunch of listener comments. (This is a new episode, though it does contain a few classic Incomparable clips from 2013 and earlier.)

Special guests Dan Moren, Erika Ensign, Greg Knauss, John Siracusa, Steve Lutz, Tony Sindelar, Scott McNulty, and David J. Loehr.

#175: War on Christmas

December 26, 2013 at 12:30AM • 60 minutes

"Doctor Who" said farewell to Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith on Christmas Day. In an Incomparable Christmas tradition, we convened almost immediately after the airing of the episode to discuss "The Time of the Doctor" in great detail in an unedited live flashcast. Cyberman-head companions! A turkey that takes 300 years to cook in the vortex! Lots of past plot boxes checked! A teary farewell and regeneration! Kidneys of a dubious color! We break it all down.

Special guests Dan Moren, David J. Loehr, Glenn Fleishman, Scott McNulty, and Serenity Caldwell.

#174: The Incomparable Christmas Spectacular

December 22, 2013 at 10:00AM • 1 hour 24 minutes

The Incomparable Radio Theater of the Air wishes a Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night.

#173: Santa-Based Christmas

December 14, 2013 at 5:00PM • 1 hour 25 minutes

'Tis the season for holiday music! Unfortunately, while we unabashedly love the holidays, only some holiday music strikes our fancy. Join us as we talk about what makes a good holiday song and then stick around (if you dare) as we complain about some of the worst the season has to offer. Happy holidays, folks!

Special guests David J. Loehr, Erika Ensign, Lisa Schmeiser, Monty Ashley, Philip Michaels, and Steve Lutz.

#172: The Incomparable Holiday Vault 3

December 7, 2013 at 10:00AM • 1 hour 4 minutes

Holiday TV: There's a lot of it, and some of it is good. A lot of it is bad. We talk about classics great and not-so-great and induct some very special shows into the Incomparable Holiday Vault. Also, Steve reveals a deep, dark secret.

Special guests David J. Loehr, Monty Ashley, and Steve Lutz.

#171: Pirate Politics: A Winter Reading List

November 29, 2013 at 10:30PM • 1 hour 37 minutes

Winter's here and it's time to light a fire, get under a blanket, and curl up with a good book. Our panelists are well read and of exquisite taste, so we've got a boatload of suggestions for you. From funny to serious, there's a book in our list that will hit the spot the next time you're looking for something to read.

Special guests David J. Loehr, Erika Ensign, Glenn Fleishman, Lisa Schmeiser, and Scott McNulty.

#170: Let Zygons Be Zygons

November 23, 2013 at 7:30PM • 44 minutes

In this special unedited flashcast edition, we talk about the 50th Anniversary episode of Doctor Who, "The Day of the Doctor," immediately after viewing it! It just about made our heads explode and we want to watch it again immediately. Join us for our post-episode breakdown of what we saw and what we liked.

Special guests Dan Moren, David J. Loehr, Scott McNulty, and Serenity Caldwell.

#169: A Man with a Long Scarf

November 21, 2013 at 11:00AM • 1 hour 31 minutes

50 years ago some very clever people invented "Doctor Who." 50 years later we still love it. On the occasion of the show's golden anniversary, here's our unabashed lovefest for the BBC's most clever invention. Four American fans discuss how we discovered the show, our favorite Doctors and stories, and the unique and welcoming culture of sci-fi fandom.

Special guests Erika Ensign, Glenn Fleishman, and Chip Sudderth.

#168: A Different Kind of Sleeper Agent

November 16, 2013 at 2:15PM • 1 hour 24 minutes

Pick up the clicker and join us for our conversation about the new TV season. We talk ABC's "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.", "Sleepy Hollow," "The Blacklist," "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," "The Crazy Ones," "The Michael J. Fox Show," "Masters of Sex," and also NBC's "Dracula"--which we haven't actually seen. Plus returning shows of note like "Parks and Recreation," "Bob's Burgers," "How I Met Your Mother," and "The Big Bang Theory." We also talk about how exciting corporate synergy can be, Scott endorses a show you should watch if you have the channel it's on, and we provide our pitch for "CSI: Dracula."

Special guests Andy Ihnatko, Dan Moren, David J. Loehr, and Scott McNulty.

#167: Space Wizard Musical

November 9, 2013 at 10:45AM • 1 hour 26 minutes

Old Movie Club returns! We look at three films from 1952: "Singin' in the Rain," "High Noon," and Best Picture winner (!) "The Greatest Show on Earth." One of these movies is not like the others. Plus: The haunting repetition of Tex Ritter! Charlton Heston's commitment to the circus! And Phil asks Jason what it feels like to have no soul! Travel back 61 years in time and join us, won't you?

Special guests David J. Loehr, Erika Ensign, Lisa Schmeiser, Steve Lutz, Philip Michaels, and Monty Ashley.