The Hunt for Red October

August 22, 2020


Somewhere under the freezing Atlantic, a Soviet sub commander has just made a fateful decision. The Red October is heading west. The Americans want her. The Russians want her back. The chase for the highly advanced nuclear submarine is on–and there’s only one man who can find her: Jack Ryan!

Alan and Craig discuss intelligent heroes, how to identify a Russian cook, the star power of Sean Connery and the movie “The Hunt for Red October” on Craig’s birthday edition of Matinee Heroes!

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Show Notes

  • 1:07

    Craig and Alan discuss upcoming appearances on Geeks Without God and The Dungeon Files Podcast

  • 8:13

    Craig and Alan discuss “The Hunt for Red October”

  • 31:11


  • 57:43

    Double Feature

  • 1:02:00

    Final Thoughts

  • 1:08:37

    A preview of next week’s episode “Unforgiven”

Next week, Craig, Alan and guest Rob Ervin go old school cowboy with “Unforgiven”

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