The Pick™ Episodes

Episode 12 – Adda Girl – July 31, 2020 – Click to Listen: iTunes Spotify GooglePlay

Girl Added

The Pick diversifies as Michelle Staley Mahony guests in all of episode 12, plus in a video exclusive (coming soon) where she goes up against master guesser Kevin Toon to name some tunes.

Episode 12 Playlist

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Pick It or Kick It?

The Old Guard (2020) Netflix
Greyhound (2020) Apple TV+
Relic (2020) IFC Midnight, available to rent

Back In Black reaches 40 years

AC/DC Back in Black 40th Anniversary: A Virtual Celebration

Boy Bands (hold back the jeers)

Click Image to link to Rolling Stone

Megan Fox reappears

Rogue (2020) Lionsgate

Taylor Swift’s music veers

Peter Green’s music perseveres

Additional Picks

All three of us
  • Pose (2018-present) on FX and Netflix

Episode 11 – Second to Nun – July 13, 2020 – Click to Listen: iTunes Spotify GooglePlay

Pick It or Kick It?

Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga


Warrior Nun

Additional Picks

  • Richard Jewell (2019) – rental, HBOmax on Aug 8
  • The Invisible Man (2020) – rental
  • Get In (2019), Netflix
  • Hanna (2018-present), 2 seasons, Amazon Prime

Episode 10 – InROCKtrination – July 12, 2020 – Click to Listen: iTunes Spotify GooglePlay

Preview video clip from “InRocktrination” from Episode 10

Episode 10 Playlist

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KISW’s Top 1000 from 1987

“Seattle’s Best Rock,” KISW 99.9 FM ranked the top 1000 songs of all-time every year in the 80’s, and this was their list from 1987. We discuss some of their choices in Episode 10.

Episode 9 – 100% Music – June 21, 2020 – Click to Listen: iTunes Spotify GooglePlay

A Tribute to Fred Willard – extended interview with Bob Fuller (video exclusive)

Bob Fuller joins us to pay tribute to Fred Willard, then sticks around to talk about his days on the Roseanne show and drama from the Hollywood backlot. Watch the video above!

Bob’s episodes of Roseanne

Roseanne seasons 1-9 are available at for free
Bob in a featured role (with dialogue)
  • “Home Is Where the Afghan Is” Season 9, Episode 10
  • “We’re Going to Disney World” Season 8, Episode 17
  • “Disney World War II” Season 8, Episode 18
Bob with no dialogue or in background
  • “December Bride” Season 8, Episode 11
  • “The Thrilla Near the Vanilla Extract” Season 8, Episode 12
  • “Morning Becomes Obnoxious” Season 8, Episode 21

Episode 9 Streaming Picks (and a couple Kicks)

Featured Picks

  • Da 5 Bloods (2020) on Netflix
  • The Vast of Night (2020) on Amazon Prime
  • Be Water (2020) on ESPN
  • Just Mercy (2019) free rental on most streaming platforms & PPV

Kevin Picks

  • Ford vs. Ferrari (2019) on HBO Max, or for rent and PPV
  • “42” (2013) for rent or PPV

Jeff Picks

  • ZeroZeroZero (2020) on Amazon Prime
  • Into The Night (2020) on Netflix
  • Four More Shots Please (2019) on Amazon Prime
  • Lambs of God (2020) on Topic
  • Penny Dreadful: City of Angels (2020) on Showtime
  • Okja (2017) on Netflix

Jeff Kicks

  • Space Force (2020) on Netflix
  • Joker (2019) on HBO Max & rental (Kevin disagrees; he “picks” it)

Episode 8 – 100% Music – June 20, 2020 – Click to Listen: iTunes Spotify GooglePlay

Episode 8 Playlist

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Essential Picks

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Episode 7 – Fifty States (and the Moon) – 6/7/20 – Click to Listen: iTunes Spotify GooglePlay

Click the image to see all the albums on SoundCloud.

We pick 50 albums all in episode! Our guest, Joey Clift, has finished the long-langusihing project from a mildly popular folk/rock singer. The results range from mellow to metal, silly to sanguine. It’s Our 50 States Project… 50 albums for 50 states (plus Puerto Rico and Washington DC) (plus US territories) (plus the Moon) (yes, the Moon).

Episode 7 Playlist

Joey Clift

Our 50 States Project on SoundCloud, click here.

Pick It or Kick It

Snowpiercer, the 2013 movie from Parasite writer/director Bong Joon Ho is now a new series on TNT. Will we pick them or kick them?

Snowpiercer movie on Netflix, click here.

Snowpiercer series on TNT, click here.


Our previous pick, Extraction, became the most watched Netflix move ever (according to Netflix). Watch this Anatomy of a Scene:

Kevin’s pick The Last Dance has aired all 8 episodes, and some of the people featured are speaking up about their portrayals:

“If MJ had a grudge with me, let’s settle this like men.”

— Horace Grant. See the story here.

Scottie Pippen… is “wounded and disappointed” by his portrayal.

–according to a story written by ESPN’s Jackie MacMullan. See the stories here and here.

Episode 6 – These Six Yutes – May 23, 2020 Click to Listen: iTunes Spotify GooglePlay

We pass the mic to six youth from around the world. We shut up and let them give us their Picks for music, TV, and more.

Episode 6 Playlist

Click above image for the Spotify playlist of songs played or recommended by the 6 yutes in episode 6.

Disney Theatrical Release Dates here

Boss Bitch Fight Challenge

Jerry Stiller cracks up Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Post Malone Nirvana Tribute

Today’s Youth make their Picks

Kenichi, 25, Torrance, CA

Alex, 21, Puyallup, WA

Music for The Pick by

Additional music by Harrison Lynam

Ruby, 17, Bristol, England

Regan, 20, Beaverton, OR

India, 20, Bristol, England

Garrett, 21, Beaverton, OR

Episode 5 – I Can’t Stand It – May 3, 2020 Click to Listen: iTunes Spotify GooglePlay


  • Extraction on Netflix
  • The Lighthouse on Amazon Prime
  • The Beastie Boys Story on Apple TV+
  • Online music performance picks
  • The Grammy Tribute to Prince
  • The Peacock streaming service debut
  • The Last Dance on ESPN
  • Fiona Apple’s new album
  • “New” music picks
  • Essential Picks from the archives
Clockwise from upper left: Chris Hemsworth in Extraction on Netflix; The Beastie Boys Story on Apple TV+; The Last Dance on ESPN; Fiona Apple’s Fetch the Bolt Cutters; Dave Grohl & Foo Fighters on Let’s Go Crazy: The GRAMMY Tribute to Prince; Massive Attack’s Mezzanine; Tracy Chapman’s self-titled debut; T.Rex’s The Slider; Willem Defoe and Robert Pattinson in The Lighthouse on Amazon Prime.


Episode 5 Playlist

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Click image to link to album on Spotify

Album Picks

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The Pick Links – Episode 5

Global Citizen One World: Together At Home A global broadcast & digital special to support frontline healthcare workers and the WHO.

The Rolling Stones on Global Citizen’s One World Together at Home (click on image)

Let’s Go Crazy: The GRAMMYS Tribute to Prince (full program linked here)

The Foo Fighter’s perform Darling Nikki (click on image)
Sofi Tukker livestream every day, and all archived on their Facebook page (click on image)

Pink Floyd YouTube page with archived concerts and archived material uploaded every Friday.

Dave Grohl hosts All-Star “Times Like These” video from home.

John Fogerty and family perform on NPR’s Tiny Desk At Home (click on image)
Click on image to link to Peacock homepage; click here to link to Angelynne trailer

This ‘Imagine’ Cover Is No Heaven NYTimes review of celebrity “Imagine” video (click here)

Extraction on Netflix (trailer here)

The Beastie Boys Story on Apple TV+ (trailer here)

The Lighthouse on Amazon Prime (trailer here)

The Last Dance on ESPN

Music for The Pick by

Episode 4 – Binger’s Delight – April 11, 2020 Click to Listen: iTunes Spotify GooglePlay


  • Bill Withers
  • Kenny Rogers & The First Edition
  • Streaming choices for:
    • Netflix
    • Amazon Prime
    • Hulu
    • Internet
  • Viewing & Listening recommendations tailor-made for a quarantine.

Jeff’s top 2 picks

Killing Eve – seasons 1 & 2 on Hulu or PPV; season 3 premieres April 12 on AMC and BBC America.

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Rosalía on Austin City Limits – available at

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Kevin’s top 2 picks

Miracle (2004) – on Netflix

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Classic Album Series – on Amazon Prime

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Stream Away – our other featured picks


  • Kingdom (series 2019-20)
  • High Flying Bird (movie 2019)
  • I Am Not Okay With This (series 2020)
  • Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage (documentary 2010)
  • Ozark (series 2017-2020)
  • Taylor Tomlinson: Quarter-Life Crisis (stand-up comedy 2020)

Amazon Prime

  • The Wire (series 2002-2008, also on Hulu and HBO)
  • Blow the Man Down (movie 2020)


  • Party Down (series 2009-10, also on Starz)


The Last Dance – series coming to ESPN

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The Police Excommunicated – Facebook

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Episode 4 Playlist

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Kevin’s top 5 Bill Withers

  1. Ain’t No Sunshine
  2. Lean On Me
  3. Just The Two Of Us
  4. Use Me
  5. Lovely Day

Jeff’s Bill Withers Deep Tracks

  • Who Is He (And What Is He To You)?
  • Let It Be
  • Better Off Dead
  • Another Day To Run
  • I Don’t Want You On My Mind
  • City of the Angels

…and everything else we mentioned

TV series on Netflix: Comedians in Cars Geting Coffee, Arrested Development, Mad Men, Star Trek, Sex Education, The Crown, Atypical, Mindhunters, Peaky Blinders, Better Call Saul, End of the F*****g World, Russian Doll, Glow

Movies on Netflix: Blue Ruin, Atlantics, The Night Comes For Us, Taxi Driver

TV shows on Amazon Prime: Fleabag, Hanna, Jack Ryan, Hunters, Boys

TV shows on Hulu: High Fidelity, The Handmaid’s Tale, Pen15

Movies on Hulu: Blazing Saddles, Risky Business

Everywhere Else: Contagion on Cinemax or PPV; Star Trek Picard and The Good Fight on CBS All Access; The Outsider, Westworld, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Die Hard on HBO; Better Things on FX; Battlestar Galactica on SyFy

Kevin’s All-Time TV Binge Top 5

  1. Seinfeld
  2. Mad Men
  3. The Wire
  4. Star Trek (original)
  5. Arrested Development

Jeff’s All-Time TV Binge Top 5

  1. The Sopranos
  2. Freaks & Geeks
  3. Battlestar Galactica (2000’s)
  4. Breaking Bad
  5. 30 Rock

Episode 3-Podcast Distancing-Mar 20, 2020 Click to listen: iTunes Spotify Google Play


  • Showbiz shutdown
  • Top 5 “Coming Soon” picks
  • Streaming picks
    • Spenser Confidential
    • Hunters
  • Corrections
  • New Music picks – young new artists
  • Old Music pick – INXS
  • Guess these songs – Random number generation


Episode 3 Playlist

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Kevin’s Top 5 INXS tracks

  1. Don’t Change – Shabooh Shoobah (1982)
  2. Disappear – X (1990)
  3. Not Enough Time – Welcome to Wherever You Are (1992)
  4. Need You Tonight – Kick (1987)
  5. The Stairs – X (1990)

INXS Spotify page

INXS Apple Music

Episode 2 – in High Fidelity – March 3, 2020 Click here to listen


  • The Oscars picked
  • Top 5 “Coming Soon” picks
  • Old Pick: High Fidelity (2000)
  • New Pick: High Fidelity (2020)
  • John Cusack: Listener poll picks, and Our picks
  • New Music picks – blues and funk
  • Old Music pick – which Doobie you be?
  • Final Bourbon pick
  • New picks from an old chick



Episode 2 Playlists

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John Cusack Top 5 Roles

Listener Picks

  1. Grosse Pointe Blank
  2. (tie) High Fidelity & Say Anything…
  3. Better Off Dead…
  4. The Sure Thing
  5. The Grifters
  6. (tie) Being John Malkovich & Hot Tub Time Machine

Jeff’s Picks

  1. Grosse Pointe Blank
  2. Say Anything…
  3. High Fidelity
  4. The Sure Thing
  5. Being John Malkovich

Kevin’s Picks

  1. High Fidelity
  2. Grosse Pointe Blank
  3. The Grifters
  4. Say Anything…
  5. Being John Malkovich

Episode 1 – Feb 8, 2020 – Click here to listen


  • New pick: Billie Eilish
  • Old pick: Rush
  • Movie picks: Oscar Best Picture
  • Grammy picks – Blood Sweat & Tears vs. The Beatles vs. Milli Vanilli
  • Superbowl pick: Shakira vs. J.Lo
  • Bourbon picks
Kevin & Jeff

Ep. 1 Playlist – click images to open Spotify

Bourbon Picks

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