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dan-ham.jpg Dan Hamamura Comedy Editor and Podjiba Host: Dan writes primarily about television, comedy, and Asians, and is very happy that all three can now (occasionally) be discussed simultaneously. Dan lives in Los Angeles, which means he has done improv and has a podcast, but he swears he is not an actor. You can listen weekly on the Podjiba podcast, or find him on Twitter.

Podjiba Returns With 'Westworld,' 'The Rehearsal,' And Of Course Tori's Water Talk!

GlomTales (And Other Episodes) Of 'DuckTales' As Tori's 'DuckTales' Spectacular Continues On Podjiba!

It's 'DuckTales' Month (Well, Two Weeks) On Podjiba!

'Westworld,' 'The Boys,' And The 'DuckTales' July Schedule on This Week's Podjiba!

Suddenly Dustin Needs More TV, Plus 'The Boys', 'Ms. Marvel', And More On Podjiba!

'Barry,' 'The Boys,' 'Ms. Marvel,' And More On Podjiba!

'Hacks' And 'We Own This City' End, Dustin Returns, And We Talk About That Scene In 'The Boys' On Podjiba!

What Happens When Dustin Isn't On Podjiba?

'Made For Love' Ends, Dustin Watched 'I Think You Should Leave,' And More On Podjiba!

Dustin Reaches New Heights Of Villainy (Also 'Hacks' And 'Barry') On Podjiba!

How Many Shows Can Dustin Discuss In A Single Episode Of Podjiba?

'We Own This City,' 'Made For Love,' 'Ozark,' And More On Podjiba!

'Barry,' 'Better Call Saul,' 'Russian Doll,' And More On Podjiba!

Is 'Outer Range' The Most Dustin Show Ever (And More) On Podjiba!

What Is Murphy's Choice? (Also 'Tokyo Vice', 'Severance', And More On Podjiba)

Sure 'Moon Knight' Is Cool, But On This Week's Podjiba We Also Talk About Kids Going To The Store!

'Halo,' 'Pachinko,' 'Atlanta,' And The Winner Of The FFQCC Is ...

Dustin Sits In The Dark As We Discuss 'Bad Vegan,' 'Minx,' 'Is It Cake?' And More On Podjiba!

'Upload,' 'Severance,' 'Winning Time,' And More On Podjiba!

'Our Flag Means Death, ''Pieces Of Her,' And Categorization Challenge Round Two, On Podjiba!

Podjiba Presents: Round One Of The 'Fiscal First Quarter Categorization Challenge'! (Plus Some Other TV)

'Peacemaker,' 'Severance,' 'The Afterpaty,' And More On Podjiba!

'Book Of Boba Fett', 'Inventing Anna', 'The Afterparty', And More On Podjiba!

'Reacher,' 'Murderville,' And So Much More On Podjiba!

What We Watched While We Were Away (Podjiba Is Back!)

Podjiba's TV Of 2021: The Game! (Also: An Announcement!)

It's Podjiba's Best Shows Of The Year... Show!

'Zoey's Extraordinary Christmas' Is On Roku! (Other Shows Exist Also, On This Week's Podjiba)

A Special Guest Tries To Convince Us To Watch 'The Wheel Of Time', And So Much More On Podjiba!

Did The Podjiba Hosts Enjoy 'Cowboy Bebop'? The Answer Will Not Surprise You, Probably! (Also, So Many Other Shows)

We Start 'The Shrink Next Door', Continue 'Succession', And Give Dustin TV Gifts On Podjiba!

'Dexter', 'Yellowjackets', 'Doctor Who', And More On Podjiba!

'IKWYDLS', 'WWDITS', And Other Non-Acronymed Shows On This Week's Podjiba!

Which Podjiba Host Did Their Homework? (Also, 'Succession', 'Invasion', and That 'WWDITS' Shocker!)

'Succession'! 'La Brea'! And How Many Times Can Dustin Be Wrong, Only On Podjiba!

'SNL' And 'Ted Lasso' And We Go Into The Sinkhole With Dustin On Podjiba!

It's (About) Time! Dustin Explains 'La Brea' To Us (Also 'Squid Game', 'Ted Lasso', And More) On Podjiba!

'Foundation', 'Midnight Mass', And Roxana Returns On The Longest Podjiba Ever!

Celebrating Endings ('Brooklyn 99', 'Reservation Dogs', 'Nine Perfect Strangers') And Beginnings (New Fall TV) On Podjiba!

Podjiba Returns! The Game Returns! Also We Discuss 'Y: The Last Man' And 'Ted Lasso'! Exclamation Point!

'Only Murders In The Building,' 'What If?', And A Familiar Villain Returns On Podjiba!

Hulu's 'Nine Perfect Strangers', Netflix's 'The Chair', Dustin Makes Us Talk 'The Walking Dead', And Roxana Is Here On Podjiba!

'Brooklyn 99' And 'Heels' Begin, 'The White Lotus' And 'Schmigadoon!' End, And More On Podjiba!

'Reservation Dogs', 'Ted Lasso', And We Watched 100th Episodes On Podjiba!

'Ted Lasso', 'Kevin Can F Himself', And Why Did [redacted] Choose Violence In Our 100th Podjiba?

'Ted Lasso' Is Back To Save Us All! (Also, 'Kung Fu' and 'Ultra City Smiths' On Podjiba!)

'Schmigadoon!' and 'Dr. Death' Premiere, 'Loki' Ends, And Two Shows We Haven't Heard Of On Podjiba!

Am I Judging 'The White Lotus' Unfairly? (Also 'Loki' On This Week's Podjiba!)

'Loki', 'Fear Street', 'Top Chef', And Tori Tells Us To Shut Up (But In A Good Way) On Podjiba!

Where Will 'Loki' And 'Mythic Quest' Go, And More On Podjiba!

'Physical' And 'Kevin Can F**k Himself' Premiere, 'Lupin' And 'Loki' Steal Our Attention, And More On Podjiba!

Did Podjiba Love 'Loki'? (Also, 'Mythic Quest', 'Hacks', And Possibly The Last 'Manifest' Minute Ever?)

'Sweet Tooth' Begins, 'Mythic Quest' Goes Back In Time, And We Catch Up On Shows We Missed On Podjiba!

'MODOK', 'Mare Of Easttown', 'Panic', And 'Hacks' On This Week's Podjiba!

'Hacks' And 'From Cradle To Stage' On This Week's Podjiba!

'Mare Of Easttown' And 'The Nevers' Highlight A Weird Podjiba (Even For Us!)

'Top Chef', 'Girls5eva', 'Mythic Quest' And More On Podjiba!

'Invincible', 'Shadow & Bone', 'The Nevers' And More On Podjiba!

'Rutherford Falls', 'Cruel Summer', 'Shadow & Bone', And More On Podjiba!

'Mare Of Easttown', 'Made For Love', 'The Nevers' On Podjiba! (Also 'The Falcon And The Winter Soldier', We're Not Monsters)

'The Nevers' And 'Kung Fu' Premiere, Plus 'The Falcon And The Winter Soldier' On Podjiba!

'The Mighty Ducks: Game Changers' And More 'Made For Love' On Podjiba!

'Made For Love' Is On HBO Max, 'Invincible' Is On Amazon: Both Are On Podjiba (This Week, At Least)!

This Week On Podjiba: 'The Falcon And The Winter Soldier' And 'Staged', A Totally Normal TV Pairing!

This Week On Podjiba: After 'Debris' (Briefly), We Dig Out Some Old Show Recommendations!

This Week On Podjiba: The 'WandaVision' Finale, And The Return Of The Game!

An Explanation Of The Header Image! ('Beartown' And 'WandaVision' On This Week's Podjiba)

This Week On Podjiba: 'Young Rock' And 'Kenan' Premiere, Plus 'SNL' And 'WandaVision'!

This Week On Podjiba: 'WandaVision', 'Clarice', And Oh Right We Missed Last Week For Totally Legit Reasons!

'Snowpiercer' Returns, 'Resident Alien' Premieres, 'WandaVision' And More On Podjiba!

This Week On Podjiba: Dustin's 'Riverdale' Recap Returns! Plus '9-1-1', 'Prodigal Son', 'The Rookie', and 'Walker'!

This Week On Podjiba: Who Is 'WandaVision' For? (Also, We Definitely Watched 'Call Me Kat')

This Week On Podjiba: 'Lupin', 'Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist', 'Mr. Mayor', And Dustin Sings (Briefly)!

This Week On Podjiba: 'Cobra Kai', 'Bridgerton', 'The Stand', And... Dustin Was Right About Something?

This Week On Podjiba: Middle School Memories!

This Week On Podjiba: What Show Would You Give Someone For The Holidays?

Roxana Returns To Help Podjiba Celebrate The Best Of 2020 TV!

'Your Honor' Premieres, 'Big Mouth' Returns, And More 'The Mandalorian' On Podjiba!

This Week On Podjiba: Roxana Joins To Talk 'The Great British Bake Off,' 'The Undoing,' And 'How To With John Wilson'!

'How To With John Wilson', Plus Our Regular Beat ('Supernatural', 'The Mandalorian') On Podjiba!

This Week On Podjiba: 'Supernatural', 'The Mandalorian', 'SNL', And A Shocking Ending!

Of Course We Had To Talk Space Raylan On Podjiba!

This Week On Podjiba: Deserted Island Streaming Service, 2020 Edition!

'The Haunting of Bly Manor' and 'DuckTales' on Podjiba!

This Week On Podjiba: 'The Boys' Leaves, 'Supernatural' Returns, And More!

Do You Like 'Ted Lasso'? Podjiba Does, And We Have Some Good News If You Do!

This Week On Podjiba: We Discuss 'The Amber Ruffin Show', 'Last Week Tonight', And 'Fargo' (But Also: Jon Bois Made A Sequel to 17776!)

Dustin Teaches Television (Plus, It's Our Birthday!) On This Week's Podjiba!

This Week On Podjiba: 'The Boys', 'Lovecraft Country,' And A Special Guest...

This Week On Podjiba: What Do 'Ted Lasso', 'Raised By Wolves', And 'The Boys' All Have In Common?

What We Did This Summer: Our 'Supernatural' Journey On Podjiba Ends!

'Supernatural' 101 On Podjiba, Week 4: We Meet God! And Also Paris Hilton! (Not The Same Person, FYI)

'Supernatural' Week 3: We Reach The First "Series Finale" On Podjiba!

'Supernatural' Class Continues With Meta Week On Podjiba!

'Supernatural' 101, With Professor Preston, Begins On Podjiba!

Our Grand 'Friday Night Lights' (But Only Season 2) Journey Ends, And What's Next For Podjiba!

Instead of 'Psych 2' on Peacock or 'Cursed' on Netflix, It's More 'Friday Night Lights' (But Only Season Two) on Podjiba!

Connecting 'John From Cincinnati' And 'One Tree Hill': The Podjiba Rewatch of 'Friday Night Lights' (But Only Season Two) Continues!

In Which We Mostly Ignore 'Hamilton': It's Week Two Of The Podjiba 'Friday Night Lights' (But Only Season Two) Rewatch!

We Don't Know Why Either: The Podjiba 'Friday Night Lights' (But Only Season Two) Rewatch Begins!

'Perry Mason', the 'Top Chef' Finale (Sorry Tori!) and Podjiba Temporarily Becomes a TV Podcast Podcast!

Hannah Gadsby Teaches Us To See In 'Douglas'

This Week on Podjiba: 'I May Destroy You', Short-lived Shows, and a 'Search Party' Game!

'13 Reasons Why', 'Top Chef', and a Podjiba Announcement!

This Week on Podjiba: 'Love Life', 'Space Force', and Police Portrayal in TV

'Snowpiercer' and 'Run' and a David Ury-Themed Game on Podjiba!

This Week on Podjiba: 'Survivor' Finale and Our TV Homework With Producer Seth!

'Run,' 'Killing Eve,' 'Penny Dreadful,' And A Milestone on Podjiba!

'Westworld' Season 3 Finale, 'Defending Jacob', and Technical Times on Podjiba!

Netflix's 'Middleditch & Schwartz' Could Be The Last, Brilliant Gasp Of The Improv Era

What's Your Comfort Food TV Right Now (Also, 'Westworld' and More) on Podjiba!

'Devs' Ends, 'Westworld' Endures, But First We Celebrate CHEDDAR THE DOG (and 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine') on Podjiba!

'Run', SNL At Home, 'Westworld', And More On Podjiba!

Quibi, 'Westworld', and 'Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist' on This Week's Podjiba!

'Vagrant Queen', 'Devs', and 'Westworld': It's Science Fiction Week on Podjiba!

Lessons For Today From The Lonely Island's 2013 Prophecy, 'YOLO'

This Week on Podjiba: 'Westworld', 'Survivor' Madness, and Michonne's Exit From 'The Walking Dead'!

Watching The WWE With No Audience Is... Surprisingly Entertaining?

'Westworld' Premieres, 'Avenue 5' is Prescient, And More on Podjiba!

'The Kids In The Hall' Are Back, But Where Have They Been?

'Devs' Begins and 'The Outsider' Ends on This Week's Podjiba!

'Dispatches From Elsewhere', 'Survivor', 'Doctor Who', and More on This Week's Podjiba!

'Beforeigners', 'Manifest', 'The Walking Dead' and '9-1-1: Lone Star' on This Week's Podjiba!

WTF Is Happening On 'Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist'?

It's Music (Show) Week (Plus Dustin Reveals a Secret) on Podjiba!

'Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet', 'Locke & Key', and More on This Week's Podjiba!

Podjiba Tries To Catch Up On Netflix (w/ Kristy!)

All the Hidden Jokes In 'The Good Place' Finale

What Went Down On The 'Emergence' Season Finale (As Mostly Explained By My Nephew)

'Picard' and Much More on This Week's Podjiba!

What Does 'Patty' Mean For The Series Finale Of 'The Good Place'? (Also, Hidden Jokes and Such)

Welcome To Podjiba, Apparently Now A '9-1-1: Lone Star' Podcast!

Building A New Afterlife (With And Without Bears) On This Week's 'The Good Place'!

This Week on Podjiba: 'The Outsider', 'Jeopardy', and More With Guest Host Roxana!


This Week on Podjiba: It's The Midseason Television Preview!

Should You Catch Up? Michelle Wolf, Ronny Chieng, Ilana Glazer, and John Mulaney (& the Sack Lunch Bunch)

New Year's Resolutions With Podjiba!

Never Fear, Podjiba's 2019 Holiday Special Is Here!

'Watchmen' Finale and a Shocking Betrayal on This Week's Podjiba!

This Week on Podjiba: Dustin Tries to Sneak in 'The Morning Show' Coverage! (Also 'The Mandalorian' and 'Watchmen', obviously)

What's the Difference Between 'Merry Happy Whatever' and 'The Moodys Christmas'?

Who Brought Up 'ALF' on This Week's Podjiba? (Also, '9-1-1', 'Merry Happy Whatever', 'Watchmen', and more!)

An Overstuffed Episode With 'The Mandalorian', 'Watchmen', 'The Good Place', and More on Podjiba!

Three Hundred Years of Memories Means Three Hundred Years of Callbacks on 'The Good Place'!

Why Doesn't Dustin Watch 'The Mandalorian', and Other Questions Answered on Podjiba!

Churro Dogs, Pillboi's Real Name, And More Hidden Jokes In This Week's 'The Good Place'!

This Week on Podjiba: We Broke Tori!

Ben Koldyke Forking Kills It (Plus Easter Eggs) In This Week's 'The Good Place'!

This Week on Podjiba: 'His Dark Materials', 'Watchmen', and Apple TV+!

What's Going On With Bad Janet In 'The Good Place'?

This Week on Podjiba: 'Watchmen', 'Castle Rock', 'Mrs. Fletcher', 'Silicon Valley', and a Surprising Amount of 'Friends'!

Lots of Derek and Lots of Art Department to Appreciate in This Week's 'The Good Place'!

'Living With Yourself', 'Watchmen', and Dan Sings (oh no) on This Week's Podjiba!

Holy Fork, Did You See [REDACTED] Coming On Last Night's 'The Good Place'?

This Week on Podjiba: 'Succession' Season Finale, 'El Camino,' and a Special Guest!

Hidden Jokes and Hooded Figures in This Week's 'The Good Place'!

This Week on Podjiba: The Walking Dead, Emergence, Big Mouth, and More!

Why Did Michael Wink in Last Night's 'The Good Place'?

Highlights and Lowlights of the Fall Premieres on Podjiba!

Dabbin Einsteins and Dunkin' Spiders in 'The Good Place'!

Introducing Podjiba: The Pajiba TV Podcast!

Andrea Savage and Jason Mantzoukas: A Love Story?

Winners and Losers from the Third Democratic Debate

Who Is Dave Chappelle's Netflix Special 'Sticks & Stones' For?

Liveblogging The Second Democratic Presidential Debate (Wednesday Edition)

Liveblogging The Second Democratic Presidential Debate (Tuesday Edition)

How Many Professional Athletes Have Become TV Writers?

Watch 'Enlisted' on Crackle, You Cowards!

Liveblogging The First Democratic Presidential Debate (Thursday Edition)

Liveblogging The First Democratic Presidential Debate (Wednesday Edition)

What is 'Letterkenny', and Should I Watch It?

The Biggest Surprise in the Series Finale of 'The Big Bang Theory'

Roy Choi's 'Broken Bread' Is Not Your Ordinary Food Show

What Makes Netflix's 'I Think You Should Leave' Work?

Review: Ken Jeong's 'You Complete Me, Ho' Feels Incomplete

Howard Schultz: President of The Ratio!

Pandemonium in the Season Finale of 'The Good Place'!

A Niednagel in the 10th Dimenson and more in 'The Good Place'!

Four Oreos Away From The Good Place in 'The Good Place'!

Jokes and Janet(s) in This Week's 'The Good Place'!

The Soul Squad Visits Canada To Find [REDACTED] In 'The Good Place'!

The Magic Panda Returns In A Joke-Filled 'The Good Place'!

Searching For Hidden Jokes In A Straight-Ahead Episode Of 'The Good Place'!

Jacksonville Jokes (And More) In 'The Good Place' Episode 'The Ballad Of Donkey Doug'!

A Cameo, A Bunch of New Names, and Jeremy Bearimy in 'The Good Place'!

Puns, Callbacks, and Easter Eggs From 'The Good Place' Episode 'The Snowplow'

Larry Hemsworth, Jason's Notes, And More Easter Eggs From 'The Good Place' Chapter 29!

All The Forking Easter Eggs From 'The Good Place' Season Premiere!

Finding a Home on the Other Side of the World

'Kim's Convenience' Is A Fun (And Necessary) Family Sitcom

I'm Addicted To 'Terrace House' And I'm Not Sure Why

Pajiba 10 For Your Consideration: Hiroyuki Sanada

Why Does Elizabeth Warren Love HBO's 'Ballers' So Much?

These 2018 Campaign Videos Are... Something

Byron Allen: The Mogul Nobody Saw Coming

How Many Episodes Should You Give A Show To Win You Over?

Five(ish) Fun Facts To Win Your Oscar Party!

Movies (Not) To See With Your Family

What To Expect When You're Expecting (A Ballistic Missile)

The Other Time We Got To Enjoy Grizzled Mark Hamill

Sh*tty Sports Men: Jerry Richardson, Marshall Faulk, and (ugh) Many More

How Ajit Pai Is Screwing Us (No, Not That, Another Way)

In Honor of Kelly Marie Tran in 'The Last Jedi,' a Look at All the Asians Who Came Before Her!

Why Do Wal-Mart (and Many, Many Others) Sell Photos of Japanese Internment?

What Are You Watching, Rando Who Hacked My Hulu Account?

As David S. Pumpkins Returns To Save Us All, I Still Have Several Questions

ESPN Cancels 'Barstool Van Talk,' Everyone Loses!

'Halt and Catch Fire' Was an Impossible Show

If The Dodgers Lose The World Series... Blame Me

Sifting Through The Big Pile Of Sh**, Or The First Nine Months Of Trump

Doubling Down (On The Worst Ad Ever) With Dan Helmer!

The Twelve Tiers of Fall Television!

Lessons in Morality from Madden 18 and Longshot

Brian Stack: The Nicest Person in Comedy

The Various Types of "Oh, That Show"

The Folks at Droptree are Living Their Best Lives, Probably

On Friendship and Fantasy Sports

The Best Netflix Original Comedy Specials (So Far)

Sometimes We Can Have Nice Things (Even on Twitter!)

How Do The Ravens Work On 'Game of Thrones,' Anyway?

Things John Oliver Warned Us About: Civil Asset Forfeiture

So, About That Opening Scene in Last Night's Game of Thrones...

The Weird, Wonderful Work of Jon Bois, Internet Artist

Who Wins The Internet Day of Action?

Maybe the Cancellations of 'Freaks & Geeks' and 'Firefly' Were For The Best

The Shot That Made Me Hate (And Then Love) Justin Lin