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Dorking Out

The podcast for anyone who loves to dork out about pop culture. Every week, writer Sonia Mansfield (The Sonia Show, Assignment X, formerly of The San Francisco Examiner, EON Magazine, IF Magazine and Cinescape) and podcaster Margo D. (Book Vs. Movie, Best Neighbors, Fit Bottomed Girls, Not Fade Away) dork out about everything entertainment, including movies, TV, podcasts and any other topics that strike their fancy.
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Feb 17, 2019

Hey there, dorks! Hosts Sonia Mansfield and Margo D. prep for the Academy Awards by dorking out about one of the most hated Best Picture winners, "Crash."

Probably most famous as the movie that beat "Brokeback Mountain" for Best Picture, the 2005 drama stars Sandra Bullock, Don Cheadle, Matt Dillon, Brendan Fraser, Thandie Newton, Michael Pena, Terrence Howard, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Ryan Phillippe, Larenz Tate, Jennifer Esposito, Lorette Devine AND Tony Danza, and was written and directed by Paul Haggis.

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Feb 10, 2019

Hey there, dorks! In the spirit of Valentine's Day, hosts Sonia Mansfield and Margo D. dork out about one of the greatest love stories ever told: 1991's "Point Break," starring Keanu Reeves, Patrick Swayze, Lori Petty and Gary Busey. If you think "Point Break" is an unusual choice for Valentine's Day, you should watch it again.

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Feb 3, 2019

“Our stocks are down!” “Hostile takeovers!” ”Corporate raids!" Plus, Michael J. Fox takes off his pants a lot. Hosts Sonia Mansfield and Margo D. dork out about 1987's "The Secret Of My Success," starring Michael J. Fox, Helen Slater and Margaret Whitton.

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Jan 27, 2019

Carpe diem! Seize the day, and listen to hosts Sonia Mansfield and Margo D. dork out about 1989’s “Dead Poets Society,” starring Robin Williams, Robert Sean Leonard, Ethan Hawke and Josh Charles.

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Jan 20, 2019

Let the river run! Hosts Sonia Mansfield and Margo D. dork out about 1988's "Working Girl," starring Melanie Griffith, Harrison Ford, Sigourney Weaver and Joan Cusack. 

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Jan 13, 2019

Hey there, dorks. Hosts Sonia Mansfield and Margo D. dork out about 1985’s “St. Elmo’s Fire,” directed by Joel Schumacher and starring Rob Lowe, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy, Andrew McCarthy, Demi Moore, Emilio Estevez, Mare Winningham, and Andie McDowell.

You’re not going to believe how out of hand this is going to get.

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Jan 6, 2019

Can men and women really be friends, or does the sex stuff always get in the way? Hosts Sonia Mansfield and Margo D. try to answer that question while they chat about 1989's "When Harry Met Sally," starring Billy Crystal, Meg Ryan, Carrie Fisher and Bruno Kirby.

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Dec 30, 2018

Hosts Sonia Mansfield and Margo D. pay tribute to actress/director Penny Marshall (RIP) and talk about 1992's "A League Of Their Own," starring Geena Davis, Lori Petty, Madonna, Rosie O'Donnell and Tom Hanks. Besides, they think there are men in this country who ain't seen their bosoms.

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Dec 23, 2018

Hey there, dorks! Hosts Sonia Mansfield and Margo D. play favorites, sharing the movies and TV shows that they loved the most in 2018.

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Dec 15, 2018

Dearly beloved, we’re gathered here today
To get through this episode about “Purple Rain”
Electric movie, “Purple Rain,” the music will last forever and that’s a mighty long time
But I’m here to tell you there’s something else … It’s time for another installment of Sonia & Margo Destroy Your Childhood!

Sonia Mansfield and Margo D. talk about 1984's "Purple Rain," starring Prince, Apollonia and Morris Day.

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Dec 9, 2018

Host Sonia Mansfield, Margo D. (Book Vs. Movie, Best Neighbors podcast, Fit Bottom Girls and Not Fade) and Adam Riske (writer/podcaster from F This Movie) dork out about "The Bodyguard" (1992), starring Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston. #JoinTheCostnersation

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Dec 4, 2018

Hey there, dorks! Former co-host Chris Smith returns to the podcast to talk about escaping the Camp Fire in Northern California, what you can do to help those affected by the fire and his latest project, a docu-series about Camp Fire titled “Three Days In Paradise.”

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Nov 27, 2018

Hey there, dorks. Host Sonia Mansfield and Sonia's much better half and co-host of the podcast Old Movies, New Beer, David Tracy, talk about "Gremlins" (1984) and "Gremlins 2: The New Batch" (1990).

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Nov 20, 2018

Hey there, dorks. Host Sonia Mansfield and her podcasting sister from another mister, Margo D. from Book vs. MovieThe Best Neighbors PodcastNot Fade Away and Fit Bottom Girls, talk about what they like to watch during the holiday season, including movies, TV shows and TV movies.

Trigger warning: Sonia and Margo destroy your childhood by crapping all over "Love, Actually."

The oral history of the "Turkeys Away" episode of "WKRP in Cinncinati" on Classic TV History.

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Nov 13, 2018

Gather around for another installment of "Sonia & Margo Destroy Your Childhood." In this episode, host Sonia Mansfield dorks out about 1983's "Flashdance" with her podcasting sister from another mister, Margo D. from Book vs. MovieThe Best Neighbors PodcastNot Fade Away and Fit Bottom Girls.

Here is the GoFundMe page for long-time cohost Chris Smith, who lost his home in the Northern California fires. 

https://www.gofundme.com/chris-amp-laura-smith-support-fund 

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Nov 10, 2018

Dorks: "Why don't you put her in charge?"

Sonia: "Affirmative."

Host Sonia Mansfield kicks off season 4 dorking out about 1986's "Aliens" with Peter Brown, associate editor of Assignment X. "Aliens" stars Sigourney Weaver, Michael Biehn, Bill Paxton, Jenette Goldstein, Lance Hendriksen and Paul Reiser, and directed by James Cameron.

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Nov 3, 2018

Hey Dorks,

In this very special Dorking Out Show, co-host Christopher Allan Smith returns to review Ryan Gosling in Damien Chazelle First Man, before a dramatic development changes the course of Dorking Out FOREVER.

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Oct 26, 2018

Hey there, dorks. Host Sonia Mansfield dorks out about the "Halloween" franchise with her podcasting sister from another mister Margo D. from Book vs. MovieThe Best Neighbors PodcastNot Fade Away and Fit Bottom Girls. They chat about the original "Halloween" (1978), 1998's "Halloween: 20 Years Later" and the latest movie, "Halloween," directed by David Gordon Green and starring Jamie Lee Curtis.

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Oct 17, 2018

Hey there, dorks! In this episode, host Sonia Mansfield dorks out about 1987's "The Lost Boys" with her podcasting sister from another mister Margo D. from Book vs. MovieThe Best Neighbors PodcastNot Fade Away and Fit Bottom Girls.

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Oct 9, 2018

Host Sonia Mansfield and her podcasting sister from another mister Margo D. from Book vs. MovieThe Best Neighbors PodcastNot Fade Away and Fit Bottom Girls review "A Star Is Born," starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga.

This is the fourth remake of this story, so Sonia and Margo are off the deep end, listen as they dive in ... they're far from the shallow now. They talk about all the "A Star Is Born" films, including the 1937 version with Janet Gaynor and Fredric March, the 1954 film starring Judy Garland and sad James Mason, and - of course - the 1976 movie with Barbra Streisand and Kris Kristofferson.

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Oct 7, 2018

SHOW RUNDOWN:

We have two special guests. One is an accomplished nerd author, award-winning filmmaker and leading dork thinker. He is Mark A. Altman, author, along with Edward Gross,  of the fantastic new book, So Say We All: The Complete, Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of Battlestar Galactica. The other guest is my occasional co-host Chris Smith whose accomplishments are a mystery.

We talk a bit about Mark’s Battlestar Galactica book… We plan to have Ed Gross on soon to dive deep… but also to tease the duo’s next book which may or may not be an oral history of the James Bond series. That brings us to the subject of tonight’s discussion… James Bond and specifically 1977’s The Spy Who Loved Me.

Mark is also the host of the fantastic new nerd podcast the 4:30 Movie, which dives deep into all kinds of movie culture. We’ll talk about that too.

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Sep 24, 2018

Hey there, dorks. It's time for another installment of Sonia & Margo Destroy Your Childhood. Margo D. from Book vs Movies, The Best Neighbors Podcast, Fit Bottom Girls and Not Fade Away joins host Sonia Mansfield to talk about "Grease" and "Grease 2." Tell me more, tell me more!

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Sep 12, 2018

Hey there, dorks. We're postponing our regularly scheduled episode of “Sonia and Margo Destroy Your Childhood” to bring you a very special episode. The world is a dumpster fire right now, so host Sonia Mansfield and Margo D. from Book vs. MovieThe Best Neighbors PodcastNot Fade Away and Fit Bottom Girls share their favorite comfort movies, including "The Commitments," "Sliding Doors," "Galaxy Quest" and more.

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Sep 7, 2018

Hey there, dorks! Host Sonia Mansfield and her handsome better half, David Tracy, co-host of the podcast Old Movies, New Beer, drink a St. Bernardus 12 and talk about the return of "The Great British Baking Show" on Netflix. They also explore why they love to watch shows about food and cooking, including "Cooked," "Chef's Table," "Ugly Delicious," "Parts Unknown" and more.

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Aug 29, 2018

Hey there, dorks. Hosts Sonia Mansfield and Christopher Allan Smith review "The Happytime Murders," starring Melissa McCarthy, Maya Ruldoph, Elizabeth Banks and a lot of naughty puppets.

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