Shocked & Applaud

Shocked & Applaud

Shocked and Applaud is a Podcast devoted to an in-depth scene-by-scene analysis (spoilers) of some of the strangest film that is worth a double take. With hosts Naomi McQuade and Lydia Malcolm, co-hosted and produced by Jen McQuade. Movie facts and artwork by Sean Hall.

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Recent Episodes

January 25, 2022

Blazing Saddles Part 3: Only Until the Bunker Scene

Our first episode of 2022 comes to a flaming end! We'll round up the last of the fourth wall breaks, finish any last Sean facts we can rope together, and herd our shocked and applaudable moments into the barn to finish off Ja...

January 18, 2022

Blazing Saddles Part 2: You're Sucking On My Elbow

We'll continue our plot walkthrough with an introduction to Jim, Bart's new ... left-hand man. Hedley and Governor Lepetomane make several failed plans to remove Bart from the office of sheriff, including a seduction from Lil...

January 11, 2022

Blazing Saddles Part 1: Excuse Us While We Whip This Out

It's a new year, and there's a new sheriff in town! Join us for a hoot and a holler in Part 1 of 3 of our review of 1974's "Blazing Saddles"! We'll start as we normally do, discussing how we were introduced to the film, wrast...

December 21, 2021

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Part 2: Smokin' In The Girls Room

It's about time to bring our gifts, and we're brinin' the ham, baby! Let's discuss the final scenes leading up to the night of the Nativity, Imogene's miraculous understanding of motherhood, our shocked and applaudable moment...

December 15, 2021

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever Part 1: The Longest Title Ever

Break out the cigars, it's time to celebrate the birth of Christ! Join us for a smaller two-part episode this month, as we cover 1983's "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" starring Faruza Balk and Loretta Swit. We'll discuss wh...

December 07, 2021

Shocked Talk: The 13th Warrior

Sean and Maddie are back! It's been a while, but they've got some fresh takes on our 13th Warrior episode. Like, is this a movie about genocide? What's an appropriate amount of mead for a Muslim to drink? Who the heck directe...