S3E11: That's Too Much Man

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Lesley and Ben struggle to find things to say about one of the sadder episodes of Bojack Hoseman - but ultimately have an in depth discussion about carrying childhood trauma, fulfilling the dreams of others, apologies and breaking out of the cycle of suffering. And horses.

Unable to cope with the pain of failure and pushing his friends away, Bojack deals with his trauma the only way he knows how - medicating with booze and party drugs and watching his old television show. This time, however, he’s not alone. His former co-star, Sarah Lynn accompanies him on a manic road trip and apology tour that ends in tragedy.

Posted on August 13, 2019 and filed under Season Three.

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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S3E10: It's You!

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Lesley and Ben sit down to talk about the problems of interpersonal relationships when you’re depressed, the dismay of creative publishing and the most important line in the series: “You need to DO better.”
The Road to the Oscars is Over. It’s now officially Oscar season. Unsurprisingly, Bojack’s dramatic and moving performance in Secretariat nets him an Oscar nom. Naturally the rockstar movie star throws a massive party to celebrate and in the process, gets in dispute with Diane over their shared mental hangups.

It turns out however that Mr. Peanutbutter screwed up the nominations ceremony and made up the nominations on the fly. And OF COURSE he’s going to nominate his dear personal friend Bojack Horseman. Now our equine star has to deal with the emotional whiplash of being nominated and un-nominated over the course of an evening as he analyzes his relationships with Diane, Todd and Anna Spanakopita


Posted on August 3, 2019 and filed under Season Three.

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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S3E9: Best Thing That Ever Happened

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Ben and Lesley talk about the ambiguity between comedy and drama, the boundaries we have to set because of mental health and trauma and trying to be a better person in light of the things that afflict us. Also there’s a fun bit where we talk about the stereotypical Italian malapropisms. Fun times.

Bojack invites Princess Caroline out to the restaurant he owns for an important discussion about their working relationship. What could have been a simple exchange turns in discussions of love, a fight in a meat freezer and a kitchen in flames. But truly, what could you expect from Bojack and PC taking a trip down memory lane?

Posted on June 26, 2019 and filed under Season Three.

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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S3E8: Old Acquaintances

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Lesley and Ben talk about some of their favorite bad guy tropes, the stories we tell ourselves about those who we let affect us, and our understanding of the current union struggle in Hollywood.

Now that Bojack has a little bit of celebrity under his belt, again, the offers for various projects start pouring into the movie star’s inbox. Bojack has the chance to play a part in a respectable drama by Kelsey Jannings, make a sequel series to his old TV sitcom with Ethan or pursue blockbuster dreams by becoming “The Pegasus.” What ensues is a dramatic game of chess that would rival Game of Thrones. Meanwhile Diane accompanies Mr. Peanutbutter back to his homeland, the Labrador peninsula, and has an awkward conversation with Captain Peanutbutter.

Also: Todd!

Posted on May 17, 2019 and filed under Season Three.

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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S3E7: Stop The Presses!

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Lesley and Ben talk about customer service aggression, the malicious failures of big tech solutions, feminist profit motive and why it’s just so darn hard to talk adults in this week of Of Horses and Men with Lesley and Ben.

Bojack wakes up outside of his home to find the inside of home filled to the brim with staff, moving boxes and computers for Todd and Emily’s new business: Cabracadabra - a ride share service that’s a safe space for women. Further aggravating the movie star is the LA Gazette, a pervasive newspaper that keeps showing up on his door step day after day. Bojack reaches his wit’s end and calls the customer service line, ready to tear them a new one. What he finds on the other line, however, is an unusually compassionate voice..

Posted on April 30, 2019 and filed under Season Three.

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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S3E6: Braap Braap Pew Pew

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We’re back from vacation and ready to move full steam ahead with the rest of season three. We talk about the meta narrative role of satire in Bojack Horseman, as well as Princess Caroline’s assertion that you can’t critique the systems you’re in unless you’re the best player in the game. Gatekeeping, inappropriate music videos and more. It’s a heady episode of Of Horses and Men with Lesley and Ben!

Upon learning about her surprise pregnancy, Diane and Mr. Peanutbutter decide that it would be best if Diane underwent an abortion. Unable to deal with the stress of her upcoming procedure and distracted by Bojack, Diane accidentally tweets about her abortion from her client Sextina Aquafina’s twitter account. Now entrenched in a PR disaster, Diane has to navigate her own future while dealing with Sextina’s flippant approach to the same circumstances. Meanwhile Bojack finds himself on the road to the Oscars without as many minor awards as he wanted. Perhaps the system is working against him.. or one agent of it anywayle

Posted on April 17, 2019 and filed under Season Three.

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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S3E5: Love And/Or Marriage

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The box office numbers for Secretariat start to roll in - and it looks like Bojack’s dream project is an absolute success. Todd and Bojack go hit the down and, in the process, run into Emily - a old flame and friend of Todd’s from High School. The three of them crash a wedding rehearsal dinner and Bojack sabotages not one, but two relationships as he disrupts a lesbian wedding and any attempt at romantic connection between Todd and Emily.

Meanwhile, in couples therapy, Diane discovers that she can’t communicate her emotions toward Mr. Peanutbutter until she takes a load of drugs, and Princess Caroline attempts to utilize her time off for romance.

Lesley and Ben talk about the visual language of hallucinogenic drug usage, the complexities of Judah, whether or not film festivals really matter and LESLEY’S NEW CAAAAAAT.

Posted on March 20, 2019 and filed under Season Three.

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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S3E4: Fish Out Of Water

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It’s an in depth examination of the way we consume media, millennial attention spans, visual storytelling, pantomime, intimacy and loneliness and so much more on this submerged episode of Of Hoses and Men with Lesley and Ben!

It’s the underwater episode. As part of his award tour, Bojack Horseman is asked to go get on a plane and attend a premiere of Secretariat in a foreign market. Except that by a plane, she means a submarine and by a foreign market, she means the ocean. Completely unable to comprehend the culture around him and seemingly unable to speak, Bojack finds himself a stranger in a strange land. Which would be fine, if he were not sharing the open seas and this film festival with Kelsey Jannings.

Posted on March 2, 2019 and filed under Season Three.

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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S3E3: Bojack Kills!

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Not to get Marxist on main or anything, but Lesley and Ben tackle happiness culture and the idea that hard work and commodities will make you happy. It’s a very philosophical episode of Of Horses and Men.

While hob-nobbing and rubbing elbows with various academy voters, Bojack Horseman is assigned a task of the utmost secrecy by Jill Pill. You see, ahhh, in the past, Jill may have written some compromising words to Cuddlywhiskers, Bojack’s former collaborator and she’d like that love letter back. What seems like a simple errand quickly turns into a  detective serial worthy of Raymond Chandler

Meanwhile, Mr. Peanutbutter and Diane’s relationship begins to strain even further as Diane continually neglects and ignores her husband while on this adventure.


Posted on January 30, 2019 and filed under Season Three.

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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S3E2: The Bojack Horseman Show

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Hope you all like Starbucks humor!

Remember during the previous episode when that one reporter brought up the Bojack Horseman show? And how Jill Pill mentioned Bojack’s /actual/ previous show? Haha what was up with that?

It’s time to find out what was up with that! It’s a flash back episode and that means we’re spending plenty of time with all your favorite characters in the distant land of 2007. Hear! Bojack and a large charismatic hamster write a script in one night! See! Mr. Peanutbutter and Diane’s first actual meeting! Feel! The wrath of 2007 Princess Caroline’s pretty kitty claws as she fights institutional sexism! It’s a blast from the past on this week’s Of Horses and Men


Posted on January 23, 2019 and filed under Season Three.

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