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Duncan Carson is a stand up comedian and writer that moved to Austin on July 4th, 2011, and loves it more than anything.

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Silver Screen

Oscar predictions: Win your pool with our foolproof guide to the Academy Awards

By Duncan Carson

There is an entire Internet subculture devoted to predicting the Oscars. It has its own Vegas odds-makers, like sporting events, and several different blogs devoted to handicapping the ceremony. Hard ...


pop almanac

The Pop Almanac Podcast #36: Dead End Collaborations

By Brendan K. O'Grady, Duncan Carson

So there's this thing on the internet — it's a trailer for Baz Luhrman's adaptation of The Great Gatsby, and the hosts of The Pop Almanac can't ...


pop almanac

The Pop Almanac Podcast #35: NBC Turnover

By Brendan K. O'Grady, Duncan Carson

It's a sad, sad week, as The Pop Almanac bids adieu to Dan Harmon as the showrunner of NBC's low-rated, loved-by-nerds sitcom Community. Your hosts (on the record ...


pop almanac

The Pop Almanac Podcast #34: The Dictator

By Brendan K. O'Grady, Duncan Carson

How far does Austin go? Today Brendan and Duncan went all the way south the the brand new Alamo Slaughter Lane (despite the lack of vintage clothing shops and omlettries ...


pop almanac

The Pop Almanac Podcast #33: The Avengers

By Brendan K. O'Grady, Duncan Carson

Would you believe the phrase "Avengers Assemble!" was inexplicably not heard once during the movie The Avengers?  Brendan and Duncan, though they enjoyed it quite a bit, have that and ...


pop almanac

The Pop Almanac Podcast #32: Moontower/Comedy Awards

By Brendan K. O'Grady, Duncan Carson

This week on the Pop Almanac, both hosts are still in a sort of comedy hangover from Austin's first-ever Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival. They discuss the in and ...


pop almanac

The Pop Almanac Podcast #31: 2012 Music So Far

By Brendan K. O'Grady, Duncan Carson

It's the long awaited return to music on the Pop Almanac this week!  A while ago, Brendan and Duncan highlighted some of their favorite songs from 2011. In the ...


moontower comedy

Austin power: Local comics are all over the Moontower Comedy Festival

By Duncan Carson

Austin's first Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival is here! All weekend, many of the best and biggest names in comedy have invaded a dozen venues in what's rapidly ...


pop almanac

The Pop Almanac Podcast #30: The Aaron Sorkin Master List

By Brendan K. O'Grady, Duncan Carson

Every ten episodes of the Pop Almanac is Master List time, when Brendan and Duncan get rank-happy. The trailer for The Newsroom, the new show from tv creator and Oscar ...


moontower comedy interviews

Comedian Steven Wright on audiences, abstraction, and that thing In his head

By Duncan Carson

  “You can't have everything. Where would you put it?” Steven Wright has a way of putting things. Thirty years ago he started stand up in his native Boston, and ...


pop almanac

The Pop Almanac Podcast #29: Aging Comedy

By Brendan K. O'Grady, Duncan Carson

On this week's Pop Almanac, Brendan and Duncan address the recent controversy worrying every fan of NBC's Community, namely the feud between show creator Dan Harmon and star ...


pop almanac

The Pop Almanac Podcast #28: Unacquired TV

By Brendan K. O'Grady, Duncan Carson

Mad Men is back! Have you heard?! This news fills Brendan with apprehension, because he watched the first season of Mad Men and just couldn't get into it. Duncan ...


pop almanac

The Pop Almanac Podcast #27: The Hunger Games

By Brendan K. O'Grady, Duncan Carson

This week's Pop Almanac proves how in tune your hosts are with the culture at large — they went to see The Hunger Games, the blockbuster adaptation of the best ...


pop almanac

The Pop Almanac Podcast #26: British TV

By Brendan K. O'Grady, Duncan Carson

This week the Pop Almanac combats a collective SXSW hangover to talk about the recent obsession with British television. Brendan doesn't quite understand the phenenomenon of Downton Abbey, Julian ...


pop almanac

The Pop Almanac Podcast #25: Bracketology

By Brendan K. O'Grady, Duncan Carson

This week the Pop Almanac opens with talk of fevers, both SXSW and cowbell related (this dovetails into a minor debate about whether "Don't Fear The Reaper" is a ...


Pop Almanac

The Pop-Almanac Podcast #24: Summer Movie Preview

By Brendan K. O'Grady, Duncan Carson

This week on The Pop Almanac, Brendan and Duncan (neither native to Texas) decide to do a summer movie preview, since the weather is already pretty balmy.  Starting with March ...


date night

Painting With A Twist: How I got stood up when my scam on life backfired, but I still had fun

By Duncan Carson

I'm not an "adult." I don't make a lot of what you'd call "plans." I'm not a schemer, I don't find ways to twist the ...


pop almanac

The Pop Almanac Podcast #23: Oscar Pageantry

By Brendan K. O'Grady, Duncan Carson

It's a special Monday edition of the Pop Almanac as Brendan, Duncan and special guest comedian Andrew Tompkins record an immediate Oscar reaction. After assessing the telecast as a ...


spoiler alert

Oscar Predictions: How to win your pool every year using the internet

By Duncan Carson

Spoiler alert: I'm going to ruin the Oscars for you. I used to watch the ceremony on the edge of my seat- though I've always been an avid ...


pop almanac

The Pop Almanac Podcast #22: Sitcom Immaturity

By Brendan K. O'Grady, Duncan Carson

This week on The Pop Almanac, Brendan and Duncan take issue with Linda Holmes' article "The Incredible Shrinking Liz Lemon," which makes the point that Tina Fey's character on ...


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