Double Toasted

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Double Toasted
Type of site
Entertainment
Available in English
Owner Korey Coleman
Website doubletoasted.com
Launched July 2nd, 2014
Current status Active

Double Toasted is an entertainment website based in Austin, Texas.

Featuring a rotating cast, the site hosts five weekly podcasts covering current events, pop culture, movie reviews and video games.[1]

All of the shows are featured as free audio podcasts[2] or can be viewed as streaming and archived video through a paid subscription.[3]

History[edit | edit source]

After the closure of Spill.com in 2013, Korey Coleman was encouraged by friends and fans to create a Kickstarter campaign to fund a new home for his content.

The original goal was set at $30,000. During the campaign, Coleman and Martin Thomas continued to podcast and update fans on the growing total. On the last night, they held a 24-hour live stream with guests and fans stopping by for support. At the end of the stream, the final amount given was $133,860.

As a result, doubletoasted.com was created, and launched on 2 July 2014.[4]

Podcasts and segments[edit | edit source]

Unlike Spill.com, Double Toasted features both audio and video for every show. Since the site's launch in July 2014, there have been several podcasts started - each with a different cast.

The Sunday Service[edit | edit source]

Korey Coleman and Martin Thomas sit down for some free form conversation, the weekend box office, a recap of the week's highlighted stories, and take emails and calls from the audience. (Released every Sunday).

The show occasionally features interviews and appearances from members of the community, a.k.a. 'Toasties'.

Notable guests include:

What Up, Son![edit | edit source]

Korey Coleman, Danielle Dellaire and Oz Greene Jr., who records from New York, host this segment. The three talk about the "Free Form Foolishness" in the world and diverge into a variety of topics mixed with casual conversation. The show was initially an audio-only show, but has since moved to video. (Released every Monday).

The Weekly Roast and Toast[edit | edit source]

Korey Coleman, Martin Thomas, Korey Goodwin and Patrick Girts look at the latest trailers released, comment on submitted news stories of the week, followed by emails and phone calls. (Released every Tuesday).

The Movie Review Extravaganza[edit | edit source]

Korey Coleman, Martin Thomas and Korey Goodwin share their opinions on the latest releases. People have the chance to win a prize in the trivia game 'Martin (or Goodwin) gets a gold star!'. (Released on Wednesdays. Some shows may be rescheduled to accommodate the release dates of movies).

Rating system:

After giving their thoughts on the movie, each critic gives a rating based on how much of your time and money are worth spending on it. Each rating can have a high/low variation. The ratings are the same ones carried over from Spill.com. From highest to lowest, they are:

BETTER THAN SEX! A rating withheld by the crew, this film is excellent, and pushes the boundaries of cinema as an art form.
Full Price A very enjoyable film which is worth paying full price for in the cinema.
Matinee Worth seeing in the cinema, but not worth paying full price for, or at least during the initial theatrical run.
Rental Can be enjoyed, but still has a variety of flaws. This is worth waiting paying very little to see after the theatrical release.
Some Ol' Bullshit! The crew recommend against paying any money to see this film, and has very little that redeems it.
F*** YOU! The crew actively recommends against seeing this film at all. This rating is typically given when a critic is angered or offended by a film's content, and indicates that it has absolutely no redeeming qualities.

Once the review has been posted on the site, members of the community can give a one to five star rating, depending on what they thought of the film.

Sammy Ain't Seen Sh*t[edit | edit source]

A spin-off segment from the Weekly Roast and Toast. This segment focuses on film school graduate Sammy González, who along with Ian Butcher, take a look at important or classic films that they had not seen until recently. (Released every Thursday).

Toast to Toast[edit | edit source]

William Valle hosts a talk show style show where he covers more common and serious topics usually relating to politics and other social issues, though he still covers things in pop culture. He also features a special guest, usually someone from the crew, every episode. (Released every Friday).

The High Score[edit | edit source]

Korey Goodwin and Patrick Girts discuss the latest video game news, followed by a playthrough of games chosen by the community. (Released every Saturday).

Former Shows[edit | edit source]

The Casual Call-In Show[edit | edit source]

Korey Coleman, Danielle Dallaire and Ray Villarreal answered fan questions through phone calls, Skype and emails. The show was initially released every Monday, but ceased in February 2017.

The Spoiler Show[edit | edit source]

William Valle discussed movies in depth. Korey Coleman was featured as a guest, but after one episode, which was heavily criticized, the show was immediately terminated.

The Double Dribble[edit | edit source]

Ray Villareal and co-host Chase Arthur discussed sports and other extracurricular activities in a free form discussion. The show was canceled in June 2017 when Chase left the site and Ray chose not to continue it. Special guest includes:

Cast[edit | edit source]

Korey Coleman Owner and creator of Doubletoasted.com, film critic, actor, and animator.
Martin Thomas Co-Host on The Sunday Service, The Weekly Roast and Toast and The Movie Review Extravaganza. Animator. Film Critic. Also known as Cat Daddy.
Korey Goodwin Host of The High Score. Co-host on The Weekly Roast and Toast and The Movie Review Extravaganza.
Danielle Dallaire Co-host on What Up Son. Occasional co-host on various shows.
Ray Villareal Occasional co-host on various shows. He is also known as "Tone Royal," an up and coming rapper.
William Valle Editor and contributor for the site. Occasional co-host on various shows. He talks about controversial topics.
Patrick Girts Co-host on the High Score, The Movie Review Extravaganza and The Weekly Roast and Toast.
Sam "Sammy" González Editor. Regulator of the fan pages. Host on Sammy Ain't Seen Sh*t. Occasional co-host on various shows.
Ian Butcher Co-host on Sammy Ain't Seen Sh*t.
Oz Green Jr. Co-host on What Up Son. He interacts with the crew on a webcam from New York City.

Former co-hosts include:

  • Tommy McGrew – The first regular co-host to be added to the show after the closing of Spill.com. McGrew has not appeared on the site since 2016 when he was involved in a fatal hit and run accident, killing a pedestrian. Besides the initial update to Tommy's situation in mid 2016, Korey Coleman, and the rest of the Doubletoasted crew, have refrained from mentioning his name on the site. Korey has stated once, after getting many emails about Tommy's return to the site, that the chances of McGrew returning to the site is highly unlikely.[9]
  • Chase Arthur – Former co-host of the Double Dribble.
  • Shea Young – The first female cast member added to the site. Shea left in February 2016 to pursue other opportunities and because of negative fan reaction. [10]

Awards and recognition[edit | edit source]

The site has been nominated for several awards, and won The Austin Chronicle Best of Austin 2015: Best Podcast.[11]

References[edit | edit source]