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Each week geek out with Victorino Matus, Jonathan V. Last and Sonny Bunch for a nerdcast on movies and pop-culture.

The genesis for this podcast started way back in 2002 with Jonathan's seminal essay, The Case For the Empire:

The debate continues today with The Weekly Substandard podcast.

The Substandard Looks Back on Fast Times at Ridgemont High

On this latest micro episode, the Substandard discusses Fast Times at Ridgemont High, 35 years later (of course we mention Phoebe Cates). Plus the rise of mall culture and a mini ranking of the Cameron Crowe oeuvre. Which is better: Jerry Maguire or Almost Famous? Did someone just say Vanilla Sky?