About the show

Two Hundred a Day is a podcast by Nathan D. Paoletta and Epidiah Ravachol. We are exploring the intensely weird and interesting world of the 70s TV detective show The Rockford Files. Half celebration and half analysis, we break down episodes of the show and then analyze how and why they work as great pieces of narrative and character-building.

In each episode of Two Hundred a Day, we watch an episode, recap and review it as fans of the show, and then tease out specific elements from that episode that hold lessons for writers, gamers and anyone else interested in making better narratives.

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Episodes

  • Episode 4: The Farnsworth Strategem

    January 15th, 2017  |  1 hr 32 mins
    70s, analysis, detective, the rockford files, tv

    Nathan and Eppy discuss S2E2, The Farnsworth Strategem. This episode features Rockford running a confidence game on behalf of his friend Becker, and contains a number of recurring characters as well as an in-depth look at how he uses his okie oilman character Farnsworth to swindle the mob!

  • Episode 3: Sleight Of Hand

    December 23rd, 2016  |  1 hr 26 mins
    70s, analysis, detective, the rockford files, tv

    Nathan and Eppy discuss S1E15, Sleight of Hand. This episode stands out for being more personal to Jim Rockford and less of an "investigation of the week," and we talk about how this kind of departure-from-formula makes for a memorable episode.

  • Episode 2: The Countess

    December 23rd, 2016  |  1 hr 26 mins
    70s, analysis, detective, the rockford files, tv

    Nathan and Eppy discuss S1E3: The Countess. Recommended for a first-time Rockford watcher!

  • Episode 1: Tall Woman In Red Wagon

    December 23rd, 2016  |  1 hr 29 mins
    70s, analysis, detective, the rockford files, tv

    Nathan and Epidiah introduce the podcast, talk about why they love The Rockford Files so much, and discuss S1E5 "Tall Woman In Red Wagon."