S2E11: Escape from LA

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Bojack has gone awol. The star of television of book finds himself on the front step of turquoise shop in New Mexico after seemingly driving all night to see his friend Charlotte. Bojack’s attempts to rekindle a perceived romance are halted when he’s introduced to his old friend’s family: Kyle, Trip and Penny. After a few white lies and a.. very expensive purchase: Bojack starts a new life in New Mexico. Uncle Bojack offers to take Charlotte’s dejected daughter Penny to her prom, but from there his ideal escape from LA quickly comes to an end..

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Posted on November 6, 2018 and filed under Season Two.

Of Horses and Men is a weekly podcast about the Netflix Original comedy series, Bojack Horseman. Each Tuesday, Lesley Yates and Ben Hamlin overanalyze the show episode by episode to find meaning in the musings of a very depressed horse.

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S2E10: Yes, And

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Special guest Johnny Rinaldo returns to talk about one of his favorite arcs of the show! This one got a little goofy, so there's about ten minutes of bonus content up on out patreon for $1/mo

Diane is overstaying her welcome at the Horseman household, much to the frustration of Bojack’s other roommate, his girlfriend Wanda, who is barely tolerating Diane’s day drinking and disinterest in cleaning. Speaking of frustration, Bojack finds himself confused that the new director of his movie, Abe, isn’t bothering to go back for second takes. Upset that his collaborator isn’t putting more effort into the project, he confronts Abe, who assures him that it’ll be fine and they’ll fix it in post - and that “hey, we aren’t making casablanca over here.”

Meanwhile, Princess Caroline and Rabinowitz makes moves on their new partnership and each other as they try to recruit their old clients to their new agency. Diane is unable to deal with the guilt of lying to Mr. Peanutbutter about having left Cordovia and drags Bojack down to her level. Bojack succumbs back to his old ways of day drinking and lazing about - and stops showing up to the set of Secretariet.

Posted on November 2, 2018 and filed under Season Two.

Of Horses and Men is a weekly podcast about the Netflix Original comedy series, Bojack Horseman. Each Tuesday, Lesley Yates and Ben Hamlin overanalyze the show episode by episode to find meaning in the musings of a very depressed horse.

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S2E9: The Shot

Our story begins in the 70s, with a young Bojack watching his hero Secretariat. The racehorse champion is giving an interview about our boys out in Vietnam fighting the good fight against the communists. Secretariat’s patriotic performance seems less than convincing - but it leaves an impression on young Bojack, who upon seeing his hero smoke, tries a cigarette from his mother’s purse. That does not end well.
Now in the present, something’s missing from Bojack’s Secretariat movie. Turtletaub has cut out some critical scenes and Bojack feels it’s messing with the story’s intended message. Defensive about his hero’s legacy, Bojack recruits Mr. Peanutbutter, Princess Caroline, Kelsey Jannings and character actress Margo Martindale to stage a heist in the Nixon library to get the most poignant shot of the film

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Posted on October 25, 2018 and filed under Season Two.

Of Horses and Men is a weekly podcast about the Netflix Original comedy series, Bojack Horseman. Each Tuesday, Lesley Yates and Ben Hamlin overanalyze the show episode by episode to find meaning in the musings of a very depressed horse.

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S2E8: Let's Find Out

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It’s a zany episode this week on of Of Horses and Men! Really full to the brim with Toddfoolery. It’s the first live taping of Wanda, Mr. Peanutbutter and JD Salinger’s game show: Hollywoo Stars and Celebrities: What do they know: Do they know things?: Let’s find out! Bojack is volunteered to be one of the first contestants so that he can support his girlfriend’s ambitions. Mr. Peanutbutter is an intense game show host and his gentle ribbing starts to get under Bojack’s skin, especially when boy wizard and significantly more famous celebrity Daniel Radcliff is revealed to be the surprise guest. Bojack intentionally flubs an answer for Wanda’s sake, making himself vulnerable to the mockery of Mr. Peanutbutter and the audience. Bojack snaps back at his friend and the two of them air their dirty laundry on live television. Will this conflict bring JD Salinger the ratings he desires, or will it all be for naught?

Posted on October 16, 2018 and filed under Season Two.

Of Horses and Men is a weekly podcast about the Netflix Original comedy series, Bojack Horseman. Each Tuesday, Lesley Yates and Ben Hamlin overanalyze the show episode by episode to find meaning in the musings of a very depressed horse.

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Season 5 Reaction

SPOILERS FOR SEASON FIVE OF BOJACK HORSEMAN

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We Watched; We Wept; We Recorded.

Lesley and Ben have returned from a weekend long binge of the fifth season of Bojack Horseman and we have THOUGHTS. Because we’re covering a whole season at once, we had to keep things in broad strokes. Don’t worry, Lesley and Ben will get to a full analysis of Bojack Horseman Season 5 in a year. Find out what Lesley got right! How thin was the wall between fiction and reality? Who was the stand out character this season? Is this the end? All this and more this week on Of Horses and Men with Lesley and Ben!

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Posted on September 25, 2018 and filed under Season Five.

Of Horses and Men is a weekly podcast about the Netflix Original comedy series, Bojack Horseman. Each Tuesday, Lesley Yates and Ben Hamlin overanalyze the show episode by episode to find meaning in the musings of a very depressed horse.

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S2E7: Hank After Dark

Content Warning: Discussion of Sexual Misconduct

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Mr. Peanutbutter is back in show business again! JD Salinger and Wanda have teamed up to air a hot new game show: Hollywoo Stars and Celebrities: What do they know? Do they know things? Let’s find out. Peanutbutter is thrilled, both because of the enormous statue of his own head on set and because he gets to meet his longtime idol: TV legend Hank Hippopopolous.

While on a book tour for the paperback edition of One Trick Pony, Diane fields questions about the writing process of the book and accidentally starts a media firestorm when she mentions what she assumed were commonly reported allegations against Uncle Hanky. Diane finds herself under fire as she tries to get the establishment of Hollywoo to do anything about the predator in their midst, while the controversy starts to bleed into her personal life.

Meanwhile, Todd enters a prince and the pauper situation with a Eastern European dictator prince.

Posted on September 13, 2018 and filed under Season Two.

Of Horses and Men is a weekly podcast about the Netflix Original comedy series, Bojack Horseman. Each Tuesday, Lesley Yates and Ben Hamlin overanalyze the show episode by episode to find meaning in the musings of a very depressed horse.

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Season 5 Trailer Analysis

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It's trailers and theories on this episode of OF Horses and Men With Lesley and Ben. It's an emergency recording session because the SEASON FIVE trailer of BOJACK HORSEMAN just went live yesterday. Ben and Lesley scrambled to set up their mics and get Lesley's frame by frame observational analysis and Ben's philosophical musings live to tape for you. Here what we think about the blurred lines between reality and fiction, Princess Caroline's past, Diane's new haircut and whether Mr. Peanutbutter and Bojack Horseman are finally going to kill each other.

Posted on September 5, 2018 and filed under Season Two.

Of Horses and Men is a weekly podcast about the Netflix Original comedy series, Bojack Horseman. Each Tuesday, Lesley Yates and Ben Hamlin overanalyze the show episode by episode to find meaning in the musings of a very depressed horse.

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S2E6: Higher Love

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Content Warning: This episode depicts accidental deaths that are visually similar to suicide. This is done in a tongue in cheek way but discussion of said jokes may be harmful to some listeners. Proceed with caution.

Mr. Peanutbutter and Todd’s antics at PB Living have landed them in financial ruin. Unable to continue randomly investing into their wildest whims, Mr. Peanutbutter goes out and tries to get a job with nothing but a dream in his heart. Unfortunately, his agent has died in an unfortunate, sexual incident, and so PB ends up working at a shoe store. That’s.. Probably not the worst part of that sentence. Princess Caroline’s talent agency scrambles to pick up the dead agent’s contacts and clients - and Princess Caroline finds herself with one name on her list - elusive hermitted author JD Salinger. Meanwhile, in a very sitcomy plot, Bojack Horseman accidentally tells Wanda he loves her. A sentiment which she does not share.

Posted on September 4, 2018 and filed under Season Two.

Of Horses and Men is a weekly podcast about the Netflix Original comedy series, Bojack Horseman. Each Tuesday, Lesley Yates and Ben Hamlin overanalyze the show episode by episode to find meaning in the musings of a very depressed horse.

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S2E5: Chickens

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We're Back in the Saddle! Sorry folks, we explain it in the episode, but things just got busy for us both. But Of Horses and Men is back and the same quality as ever! We talk about cannibalism, external validation, animal metaphors and how cops aren't your friends in this high energy return episode of Of Horses and Men with Lesley and Ben.

Hey folks, you know how we haven’t talked at all about what the people this animal world eat? Well oh BOY ARE WE ABOUT TO. In the world of Bojack Horseman, there are two competing chicken companies in Los Angeles, Chicken for Days and Gentle Farms. Gentle Farms asserts in its commercial that it’s against factory farming and that its chicken exist solely to be food - so there’s moral grey area. That’s not the darkest thing that happens in this episode. A chicken for days chicken escapes from custody during a car accident with Bojack - and wanders across Beverly Hills until Todd Chavez adopts her as his wife - Bok Bok Becca.

 

Posted on August 28, 2018 and filed under Season Two.

Of Horses and Men is a weekly podcast about the Netflix Original comedy series, Bojack Horseman. Each Tuesday, Lesley Yates and Ben Hamlin overanalyze the show episode by episode to find meaning in the musings of a very depressed horse.

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S2E4: After the Party

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It’s artificial intelligence and Women on the Wall, An Exploration of Gender and Text in Media, Barbara Krueger and Jenny Hosler  in conversation with Ellen Molsworth on this week of Of Horses and Men with Lesley and Ben.

After her birthday celebration, Mr. Peanutbutter presents Diane with an unasked for surprise party. The couple gets into a fight over a meaningless piece of trivia, causing their friends to say their goodnights and go their separate ways. Princess Caroline sees child Vincent in the streets and cannot be convinced otherwise that Vincent has a secret family. Bojack and Wanda accidentally run over a deer and Wanda gives Bojack an extended metaphor for their relationship in the form of a joke. Meanwhile Diane finally admits to Mr. Peanutbutter that she’s just not happy where they are in their marriage.

 

 

Posted on July 31, 2018 and filed under Season Two.

Of Horses and Men is a weekly podcast about the Netflix Original comedy series, Bojack Horseman. Each Tuesday, Lesley Yates and Ben Hamlin overanalyze the show episode by episode to find meaning in the musings of a very depressed horse.

Listen on iTunes