Ben, Matt







Time Looped as

№ 288



Listen only if you're a big LOST fan.


This guide entry contains spoilers for:
  • LOST


Anybody has the right to try to conquer the world.
Ben continues reading through Matt's currently reading list on Goodreads. Don't Waste Your Life by John Piper Haven't read in at least five years. OK then, how are you possibly currently reading this? It's got a bookmark in it.

Ben calls The Radical Disciple by John Stott "the book that killed The Life Report".

Final score: Matt is actually currently reading 2 of the 27 books on his list.

Will you ever finish all of these books? Will I ever? The plan is yes.


Mike Poteet suggests a new segment: Take that Science!

Take that, government!
Take that, Obama!
Take that, comics!
Take that, book publishers!

Main Topic

After the pilot, Matt thought the monster on the island was a dinosaur, which did not interest him. Little did you know that it was a man who got flushed down into a golden toilet in the middle of the jungle.

The second, Kate-centric episode also did not interest him.

The first Locke episode hooked him.

Matt says the show is very rewatchable. Just like the Bible, I'm always picking up new things along the way.

The LOST mystery that drives Matt crazy is Christian Shephard appearing off the island.

They argue about if LOST is the best TV show ever. I honestly can't think of a show that I think is better. OK, but you spent your life watching Quantum Leap.
Ben suggests stopping recording and doing a LOST Part 2. I don't know if I necessarily have prepared enough for... Oh yeah, I will prepare some for that conversation. If we have a week, I will prepare some more.

Matt thinks "whatever happened, happened" is the best rule for time travel stories.

Top 16 LOST episodes (not in any particular order, except for 1-3)


  1. The Constant
  2. Through the Looking Glass Parts 1 and 2
  3. Walkabout
  • Exodus Parts 1 and 2
  • Lockdown
  • Live Together, Die Alone
  • The Brig
  • The Man Behind the Curtain
  • The Shape of Things to Come
  • Jughead
  • LeFleur
  • LA X
  • What They Died For
  • The End
  • The Other 48 Days
  • The Pilot

Archivist Note

5 of Matt's favorite episodes are on my top ten list; 3 are on my wife's.