011 Guarding Tess

June 28 2020 | 1:24:18


011 Guarding Tess

June 28 2020 / 1:24:18

Jacob is sick and Nathan is annoyed in this week's secure episode of Cut the Chit Chat! The boys talk about Guarding Tess (1994), a laughless comedy in which Nicolas Cage plays a Secret Service agent charged with keeping safe the former First Lady of the US. Talking points include the difficulty of completing one's Masters while being in the Secret Service; the optics and tactics of toupees at the Opera; how severe tonal shifts can further sink a humourless comedy; and the mysterious power of a single tear. Will the President phone in to get the conversation back on track? Join us for an episode with more laughs than the ostensible comedy we discuss!

010 Birdy

June 15 2020 / 2:08:54

In this week's aviary anomaly of an episode, Jacob and Nathan discuss Alan Parker's 1984 feathery film Birdy! After gliding back to the early '80s to investigate what makes this Nicolas Cage's first serious stab at method acting, they squawk about: Birdy's place in the Vietnam movie canon; Modine and Cage's dissimilarly unhinged performances; birds as metaphors for liberation; and overgrown mammory glands.

009 Best of 2019

May 18 2020 / 2:10:55

Jacob, Nathan, and guest Leah Gugliotta chat about their favourite movies of 2019!

008 Movies to Quarantine to

April 1 2020 / 1:44:17

This week, Jacob and Nathan take a break from the Nicolas Cage filmography to discuss themes of pandemic and social distancing… in other words, the movies you should watch while living in quarantine.

007 National Treasure Book of Secrets - Part 2

December 17, 2019 / 55:20

Jacob and Nathan reach the end of the treasure hunt in this episode, finishing their National Treasure discussion. They have answers to all your questions, including what happened to National Treasure 3? Listen to the end to hear their foolish agreement!

006 National Treasure Book of Secrets - Part 1

December 13, 2019 / 58:58

You wouldn't kidnap the president: IT'S A CRIME! This week, Jacob and Nathan uncover a city's-worth of gold inside National Treasure: Book of Secrets. Is Ed Harris his own worse villian, and will Jon Voight ever find redeemption from his cuckdom? Find out on this 2 parter episode of Cut the Chit Chat!

005 National Treasure

December 2, 2019 / 01:51:37

IT'S A CLUE! This week, Jacob and Nathan uncover Jon Turteltaub's National Treasure. Why did Disney supply $100 million to make a history-based nerd movie starring Nicolas Cage? What makes Sean Bean the best manager ever? Is Jon Voight the ultimate cuck? Follow the clues on this episode of Cut the Chit Chat to find out the answers to these questions and more!

004 Dog Eat Dog

November 25, 2019 / 01:15:31

We all have our vices… this week, Jacob and Nathan's is Paul Schrader's 2016 crime drama, Dog Eat Dog, which reunites Nicolas Cage and Willem Dafoe. Join us to discuss Schrader's career, Cage's Bogey impression, and an analysis of the film's final act!

003 Next

November 18, 2019 / 1:51:25

We've seen two minutes into the future, and you will listen to this episode of Cut the Chit Chat, in which Jacob and Nathan attempt to unpack Next, Lee Tamahori's 2007 thriller. Get ready for an angry episode!

002 Valley Girl

November 11, 2019 / 1:46:08

Jacob and Nathan discuss Martha Coolidge's classic 1983 teen comedy Valley Girl. Talking points include: Martha Coolidge and the influence of The Graduate; Elizabeth Daily's shining performance; and Nathan explaining the four bases.

001 The Weather Man

November 3, 2019 / 1:36:21

Jacob and Nathan look at The Weather Man, Gore Verbinski's 2005 film about a man facing a crisis of masculinity. Join them as they discuss Michael Caine's American accent, Verbinski's sense of tone, and the Nicolas Cage performance at the centre of it all.

Behind the Mic


Jacob Moss


10/10 a "Good Time" and with no taste to speak of, Jacob stands by every "balls to the wall" film he's every suggested. Proudly a piece of coal amidst a sea of diamonds.


Nathan Labonte


Nathan has been told he has an eye for quality cinema, and a good face for radio. Now, he's putting both to good use.