Coming back soon from a hiatus with a Mrs Columbo episode, “Murder is a Parlor Game.” Don’t let the fact that it stars Donald Pleasance as the killer fool you. If you’d like to take a look beforehand, it does seem to be available on YouTube at the moment, but… well, that’s on you. Joining in the […]
Murder is no game. Well, except for “The Most Dangerous Match,” wherein chess genius Laurence Harvey is terrified at the prospect of losing to someone even more genius-er than he is. Instead of just playing harder, he tries to kill his opponent by shoving him into what passes for early-70s green technology (a massive garbage crushing machine). When that […]
Season Four’s “Troubled Waters” welcomes Robert Vaughn aboard as a scheming used car dealer who murders a past fling on a pleasure cruise. However, he didn’t figure on Lt. Columbo happening to be on the exact same boat. Ship. Boat. No, ship. Richard Massara returns to the podcast to swab the decks. The episode’s available […]
Sticking with season one, we’ll be talking about “Lady in Waiting,” which features Susan Clark as a wealthy woman who kills her domineering older brother. It’s on DVD and Netflix Instant. Joining Jon and RJ will be writers Daniel Kibblesmith (Late Show with Stephen Colbert) and Jennifer Wright (It Ended Badly: Thirteen of the Worst […]
Yes, finally, a Robert Culp episode. From season one, “Death Lends a Hand,” in which Culp, as the head of a detective agency, is tasked to help Columbo solve a murder he committed. Guest JD Ryznar (Yacht Rock, Channel 101) will be here to help us talk about how awesome that is. It’s on Netflix instant, if you’d […]
On the next show, we’ll discuss “Make Me a Perfect Murder,” a season seven tale of television violence and unwanted neck rubs. Writers and critics Donna Bowman (The AV Club) and Noel Murray (The Dissolve, The AV Club) will be along for the ride. The episode is on Netflix instant and DVD.
Next time, we’ll be talking about the season seven episode, “Try and Catch Me,” starring the beloved Ruth Gordon as a coldblooded killer, which isn’t quite so beloved. Joining us will be Myke Chilian (Uncle Grandpa, Rick & Morty). The episode is available on Netflix Watch Instantly and DVD, if you’d like to bone up. […]
On the next Just One More Thing, we’ll talk about “Columbo Goes to the Guillotine,” a 90s episode from season eight. Joining us will be Leigh Beadon (techdirt.com). If you’d like to watch it before the show hits the internet, it’s available on DVD, via Netflix or Amazon or whathaveyou.
If you’d like to watch along or double-check us on the upcoming first edition of the podcast, watch “Swan Song,” an episode from the third season, starring Johnny Cash, Ida Lupino and, of course, Peter Falk, as Columbo. It’s available on Netflix Watch Instantly or on DVD. We’ll see you soon!
Hopefully, this will be a thing that you can listen to soon. Stay tuned.