Episode #109 is the final part of our Christmas Spectacular 2023 and it‘s all about the time The Grinch wreaked havoc in Whoville. Scott and Tom talk about Jim Carrey’s strong performance, the film’s emotional message, hidden adult jokes, pacing issues, using source material and Taylor Momsen’s work as a child actor.  ...

Episode #108 of Talk and Beans is the eighth annual Christmas Special and Part One of our Christmas Spectacular 2023. Scott and Tom talk about viral Grinch videos, experiencing Home Alone with a live orchestra, international traditions, and light displays in London vs Essex. The boys also take part in a quiz where they learn about the origins of eggnog, ...

Episode #107 is the final part of our Halloween Spectacular 2023 and it’s a time to focus on the silly side of spooky season with a look back at Hocus Pocus. Scott and Tom talk about it’s “straight to the point” pacing, it’s use of historical Salem, the fun way characters interact with the modern day, the loser bully characters, ...

Episode #106 of the Talk and Beans podcast is the first part of their 2023 Halloween Spectacular and is the eighth annual Halloween Special. Scott and Tom talk about the lure of experiencing Halloween in America, iconic scary movies, the best things to get when Trick of Treating, Scott’s recently discovered family history having close links to Jack the Ripper, ...

Episode #105 is the final part of our Christmas Spectacular 2022 and is all about one of the most strange and iconic films of the 1980s, Gremlins. Scott and Tom are joined by Justin and there’s talk about the film’s unique change of tone, it’s immoral cast of human characters, if Barney is the best ever dog actor, being shocked ...

Episode #104 of Talk and Beans is the seventh annual Christmas Special and Part One of our Christmas Spectacular 2022. Scott and Tom are joined this year by Justin to talk about European traditions, celebrating Christmas at the beach, Action Man memories, the trouble with getting a modern games console, experiencing a summer Christmas in Australia and Justin tells us ...

Episode #103 is the final part of our Halloween Spectacular 2022 and it’s all about one of the most iconic parody movies of all time. Scott and Tom are joined by Rob to talk about it’s use of early 2000s cultural references, being a parody to a film that’s already a homage, the strong opening scenes, if the comedy still ...

Episode #102 is the first part of the Talk and Beans Halloween Spectacular 2022 and is the seventh annual Halloween Special. Scott and Tom are joined by Rob to talk about a scary beauty product, a new way to get costume ideas, if ghostface patrolled Whitechapel, bedtime routines for staying safe, the risk of podcasting about spooky topics and the ...

Episode #100 is on all the recent big events from the world of Pro Wrestling. Scott and Tom talk about Seth Rollins being cool again, awful new theme songs, natural new AEW stars, ROH working with IMPACT, Moxley’s return, if NXT 2.0 was really necessary, the WrestleMania sign catching fire and the risk of WWE getting caught up in boring, predictable & ...

Episode #99 is the final part of our Christmas Spectacular 2021 and is all about one of the most popular festive films of the modern era. Scott and Tom talk about Buddy’s weird background story, Peter Dinklage’s performance, New York being synonymous with Christmas, the film’s use of special effects and thoughts on the films musical themes. Plus, why promotional ...