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‘Do You Like Prince Movies?’ Podcast: ‘Trainwreck,’ ‘BoJack Horseman,’ and Donald Trump

Alex and Wesley discuss ‘Trainwreck’ and the pathologizing of Amy Schumer’s persona, plus Donald Trump and the best TV show ever made about a depressed horse.

This week, Wesley Morris and Alex Pappademas try to get to the bottom of why Donald Trump’s villainy is so appealing. Then, Alex makes the case for Netflix’s animated comedy BoJack Horseman, now in its second season, with Will Arnett doing the voice of a disaffected former sitcom dad (who is also an anthropomorphic horse).

After that, it’s on to a conversation about why Trainwreck doesn’t work, how it runs afoul of both romantic comedy and Amy Schumer’s comedy. Also discussed: Is the film’s director, Judd Apatow, now better for the culture as a steward of other voices?

Listen on ESPN Podcenter.

Here are links to topics discussed in this week’s show:


“Chastened Amy: ‘Trainwreck’ Fails Its Breakout Star; Also, the Pleasantly Surprising ‘Ant-Man,’” Grantland, July 17, 2015
“Who Has the Upper Hand? Adam McKay vs. Judd Apatow,” Grantland, February 6, 2015
“The Highs and Lows of Amy Schumer’s Comedy,” Grantland, April 30, 2015


Trump, Donald
BoJack Horseman

Jam of the Week

“Where Were You?,” The Mekons, 1978