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Thumb Wrestling 040 // Galen Howard vs. Colossal

Two nations far apart connect in a weird way. It's the story of both this episode and the film we discuss in it. This is the very first game of Thumb Wrestling across nine timezones ever. The game has gone Transatlantic, baby! And the movie shows a weird connectedness between an aging partygirl in the U.S. and a monster in South Korea.

Our friendly podguest in this week's show is Hollywood actor Galen Howard! You may have seen him in guest parts in tv-shows Agents of Shield or Brooklyn Nine-Nine. But more probably you saw him dance with Justin Timberlake. That's right, he's in the music video of Can't Stop the Feeling!, that was helmed by One Hour Photo-director Mark Romanek.

He and host Ruud hash it out, over probably the least known of the three monster-stand-in-for-trauma-films of 2016 and 2017. Colossal stars Anne Hathaway as partying drunk Gloria. While she's wasted at night, a monster pops up in Seoul and tramples on South Koreans, mimicking her exact movements. Is she in control? (Pun intended...)

Also, we touch on what corona is doing to California, breaking the rules in filmmaking and we hazard into some educated guesswork on the Twelve-Step Program. So, great fun!


  • Galen Howard on IMDb:

  • Justin Timberlake - Can't Stop the Feeling! (Galen at 0m59s):

  • Disclosure - ENERGY:

  • Galen's showreel:

  • Galen talking about Rubber in the Strong Language & Violent Scenes Podcast:

  • Galen's page on the Smosh wiki:

  • Hire Galen through proper channels? (...which we didn't use):

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