Episode 38: The Bollywood Experiment

bollywoodAfter months of preparation (more like chaos), our dream has come true: we completed our Bollywood experiment. The little losses we experienced on the way (five films became four, we didn’t get a new female guest for the show) didn’t diminish the amount of fun that we had producing this episode. A big thank you goes out to the awesome Vern, who was the only blogger/movie person/human willing to set eyes on the mysterious film culture of the largest subcontinent in the world for the first time in his life. This is the second time Vern honored us with his guest presence on our podcast – a big yaaay for that!

The four films we discuss each represent different corners and genres of the Bollywood industry, while there are some interesting similarities as well. Our different reactions – especially from Bollywood virgins Sofia and Vern – made for an entertaining talk, at least we think so. In the end, this is worth listening to just to hear some interesting takes on the pronunciation of Indian film titles.


00:00 – 05:26- Chick-chatter
05:26 – 06:14- Trailer
06:14 – 12:54- General impressions
12:54 – 32:44- Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (1995)
32:44 – 49:37- Lagaan (2001)
49:37 – 01:11:25- Dev.D (2009)
01:11:25 – 01:31:13- Ek Tha Tiger (2012) and wrap-up
01:31:13 – 01:34:23- Plugs and Goodbyes
01:34:23 – 01:35:15- Special Bollywood Bloopers

(We will list the movie titles instead of the singers’ names for the Indian songs)
Jaan Pehechan Ho, Gumnaam (also featured in Ghost World)
Tujhe Dekha To, Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge (DDLJ)
Chale Chalo, Lagaan
Emosanal Attyachar, Dev.D
Mashallah, Ek Tha Tiger
Across the Universe, David Bowie
Chalak Chalak , Devdas (2002 version)

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Are you a Bollywood virgin or a fan of Indian movies? Do you have any prejudice against these films? Would you dare giving them a try?

Guest Needed for Bollywood Experiment!

Hi guys! We know we had promised a Bollywood episode next but there have been some problems with that and we’re currently minus a guest who’s willing to partake in this experiment with us.

We are ideally looking for someone with little-to-no Bollywood knowledge and who is willing to watch 5 Bollywood movies that we provide them with and then talk about those films with us 🙂 We will give you ample time and it will be a new experience, and hopefully a good one at that.

Anyone who is interested, please contact us. You can comment here or through Twitter, Facebook or email.

In the meantime, we will be doing an episode on the 2014 comedy Obvious Child starring Jenny Slate next. It will air on Wednesday, 3rd December. Be there. And please reply!!

Episode 25: Movies People Hate That We Love (Guest Eps)


For our 25th episode we share three movies that everyone seems to hate, but which we secretly love. Special guest Cherokee joins us, from London!

00:21- Chick-chatter
03:28- Trailer
04:05- Guest questionnaire
14:03- The chicks and Cherokee list their favourite films that are hated by most people
1:05:24- Plugs and Goodbyes

Guest’s choice- Comeupoutdawahta (by Gmcfosho)
Mamma Mia! (by Meryl Streep)
Across The Universe (by Rufus Wainwright)

Episode 17: Happy New Year 2014 (Guest Eps)


Happy new year internet! The Chicks have prepared a special episode for this occasion: they list their favourite films they saw in 2013 that are not from that year. Joining them is the awesome Stevee Taylor from New Zealand, blogging at Cinematic Paradox, as the fourth Chick With Accent – how’s that for a firework of podcasting?

0:21 – Chick-chatter
3:40 – Trailer
4:11 – The Guest Questionnaire
11:14 – The chicks and Stevee list each of their Top 3 non-2013 films
1:10:04 – Plugs and Goodbyes

Lorde – Royals
The Arctic Monkeys – Do I Wanna Know?
The Lonely Island – Spring Break Anthem
David Bowie – The Next Day
Fiona Apple – Across the Universe