E2 Arcade Fire – Everything [Was Fine Until] Now

Perching precariously on the precipice of the cutting edge, Curtis and Sol return with an in-depth conversation about indie rock band Arcade Fire and their latest release, Everything Now. The conversation covers everything (now) from first impressions, unfavorable comparisons to other songs, and the (sometimes depressing) perspective of Arcade Fire’s lyrics regarding life, religion, love, and death. Also on the menu is Arcade Fire’s broader discography, and in celebration of the 10 year anniversary of Neon Bible—Arcade Fire’s ‘sophomore slump’—Curtis offers a fan-edit, re-sequenced version (check it out at http://surplusconjecture.com/NeonBible) that they believe represents the best possible version of the album.

Music:  Bensound.com

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E1 Spider-Man: Homecoming – The Greatest Spider-Man Movie Ever Told

Hoping to secure a place in the annals of podcast history, Curtis den Otter and Sol Walters debut their new podcast, Surplus Conjecture, by taking cheap shots at that web-headed-menace: Spider-Man. Prepare for an unpopular opinion—they actually really liked it!

The latest installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe prompts Curtis and Sol to discuss the importance of a grounded universe, a stellar supporting cast, and a unique take on Spider-Man. Your hosts try to contain their fanboy gushing over the film, what differentiates it from other (worse) superhero movies, and the one unexpected scene that they both (independently!) thought was the key defining moment for Spider-Man—both the character and the film as a whole.

Music:  Bensound.com

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