This is the Black Lodge Complaint Department, your source for all of the Twin Peaks ire you could possibly handle.

At the Black Lodge we dissect every episode of Twin Peaks from the perspective of a longtime fan and someone that’s never seen the show (and kind of hates David Lynch).

Pour yourself a damn fine cup of coffee and listen in every Monday as we discuss Twin Peaks, Special Agent Dale Cooper, and the mysterious death of Laura Palmer, all through the lens of friendly conflict and confusion!

Episode 319 – Epilogue

And so it ends! In this, our final episode of The Black Lodge Complaint Department, hosts Daniel Williams and Adam Baugher reminisce about the past year of podcasting, the good and bad of Twin Peaks, and the, uh, “success” of BLCD. Sit back, relax, and join in as these two opposing forces take on (for

Episode 318 – Is It Really You?

Well well well, with “Part 18” the series finally concludes! While Daniel maintains the ending is unsatisfying, Adam firmly believes Cooper did the job he set out to do. Also: The worst sex scene in television history, and some rednecks are assaulted. But it’s an alternate reality, maybe, so it doesn’t count? Maybe… Our main

Episode 317 – One For The Grandkids

This week Adam and Daniel discuss “Part 17” of Twin Peaks: The Return! According to Adam, it’s more or less the conclusion to the story, which is weird, because there’s one more episode in the series. HOW LYNCHIAN OF HIM! Anyway, Cooper has his showdown moment stolen by Cockney Glovehand, another false “Diane” is revealed,

Episode 316 – Side Effects

“Part 16” of Twin Peaks: The Return begins with the Death of Richard Horne, in which NO TEARS WERE SHED. That guy was the worst. Also: Chantal and Hutch are also dead now, and Adam and Daniel are a-okay with that. They also sucked. “Diane” is dead, too. Wow, this episode killed a lot of

Episode 314 – COFFEE TIME!

Hot damn! “Part 14” is coffee time, baby! Alzorn Rennerskön gives us all a Blue Rose history listen, and we get to learn about tulpas. Weeeeeeee no. It turns out Diane is related to Janie-E, which ends up being not important in the slightest. Oh, and Naido is nekkid in the woods because David Lynch

Episode 312 – That Boy Has Never Been Right

On this week’s episode we’re covering “Part 12”. Adam and Daniel join Tammy and, ugh, “Diane”, as the newest recruits into the Blue Rose task force! Rejoice! The downside is we have to listen to Gordon Cole tell boring stories to strange French women. Booooooo. Also, Sarah Palmer thinks turkey jerky is bullshit, and Daniel

Episode 311 – To The Pie That Saved Your Life

In “Part 11”, to the God of Death Miriam says NOT TODAY!  Meanwhile, Becky totally loses her shit and violently assaults an apartment door. As a parent, Daniel just can’t approve of how Shelley and Bobby deal with the situation.  Let’s not forget that, if it weren’t for Szymon’s fresh-baked cherry pie, our poor Dougie-Cooper

Episode 310 – Electricity Is Humming

Listen, Daniel loves the Log Lady as much as the next guy that doesn’t like Twin Peaks, but he firmly believes that Laura Palmer sucks and is not “The One.” In “Part 10” we see more classic Twin Peaks-branded violence against women; which, just for the record, sucks and is unecessary!  Also, and unrelated, Nadine

Episode 309 – When The Dog Got His Cat’s Eyes

In this week’s episode, our intrepid hosts Adam and Daniel cover “Part 9”, in which we’re introduced to Tim Roth’s less-than-stellar accent work, the LVPD are surprisingly good at their jobs, and Gordon Cole is reunited with Major Garland Briggs… more or less. Our main theme, “Downstream” was composed by CNTRL_ALT_DSTRY. The song “Ghostwood” was

Episode 308 – Got A Light?

Daniel and Adam are again joined by a man who, until recently, was considered a friend – Heath Aldrich! His opinions re: “Part 8” really put ol’ D Willi in a funk >:( Anyway, Ray takes a step towards redemption by gunning down Mr. C (hooray!) but thanks to the homeopathy of THE WOODSMEN, Mr.

Episode 307 – Remember The Dog Legs

Listen we all know and all agree that Diane is the name Special Agent Dale Cooper gave to his most beloved possession, his Realistic Micro-27 handheld tape recorder. So it’s weird to Daniel that, in “Part 7” Laura Dern shows up playing a character named “Diane!” THERE CAN’T BE TWO DIANES, TWIN PEAKS!!! Some other

Episode 306 – Tomorrow’s A Big Day

In this week’s episode, Daniel takes a stand against murdering children! He’s very brave. “Part 6” shows us a little more Richard Horne (mostly that he’s a total beta cuck), Janey-E firmly stands up to Daniel Faraday, and Ike the Spike does what he does best! Our main theme, “Downstream” was composed by CNTRL_ALT_DSTRY. The song

Episode 305 – Leave Town, Never Come Back

HOBOY, THIS ONE IS WHACKY. Though, I guess they all are… In “Part 5” Adam and Daniel are introduced to the dastardly Richard “Lil Dick Energy” Horne (these Horne boys, I tells ya!), Cooper-Dougie’s various coworkers, and Shelly’s daughter Becky. Wow, that’s a lot. Also: JACOBY HAS A YOUTUBE CHANNEL. Our main theme, “Downstream” was

Episode 302 – Is It Future or Is It Past?

Daniel and Adam are here yet again to discuss Twin Peaks: The Return!  Sorry? And joining us is friend of the pod Heath Aldrich!  In, “Part 2” Mr. C’s henchman Jack enjoys a delicious Spaghetti lunch, Hawk goes a-huntin’ for the Black Lodge, and we meet THE ARM 2.0.  Also in this episode, Twin Peaks

Episode 301 – You’re A Bad Girl Tracy

ONCE AGAIN WE RETURN!  It definitely feels like 25 years has passed since Adam and Daniel have talked Twin Peaks, or maybe it’s been minutes?  In Twin Peaks, time is wibbly. In the season three premiere, cleverly titled “Part 1”, 25 years has passed, and we see what our old friends have been getting into.

Special Edition 02 – Fire Walk With Me Pt02

In this week’s episode we conclude our coverage of Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me. The story of Laura Palmer continues, but does it ever really conclude? Spoilers: NO! Our main theme, “Downstream” was composed by CNTRL_ALT_DSTRY. The song “Ghostwood” was composed by Gridscape. Both appear courtesy of Retro Promenade, online at Additional interstitial

Special Edition 01 – Fire Walk With Me Pt01

On this Very Special Episode of The Black Lodge Complaint Department, the dudes begin their discussion of Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me! We get introduced to new characters, new locations, and just so. much. creamed corn. We also get to finally meet this Laura Palmer lady everyone’s always talking about! Our main theme, “Downstream”

Episode 221 – Contortionistic Jazz Exotica

In the penultimate episode of Twin Peaks season 2, Truman and Cooper uncover most of the secrets of the Black Lodge. Note where it is though, which seems like the most important part. *shrug* Also, I wanna saaaaaay Amy is kidnapped? Amanda? Annie! That’s it, Windom takes ANNIE.  Gasp! Our main theme, “Downstream” was composed

Episode 217 – Lotta Fuss Over A Loose Weasel

This week we’re going over Twin Peaks episode 217, “Wounds and Scars” and, man, this one was something else. There’s “good” and then there’s “something else.”  There’s another romantic picnic scene, Norma’s sister moves to town, and Truman gets friggin’ trashed! Our main theme, “Downstream” was composed by CNTRL_ALT_DSTRY. The song “Ghostwood” was composed by

Episode 216 – Murdered by the Rules

One day we’ll all look back on this and wonder, “why?”  Until then, Adam and Daniel cover episode 216 of Twin Peaks – “The Condemned Woman,” wherein James and Donna break up for what seems like the fifth time, Josie is raptured, and Billy Zane(?!) shows up to leer at a teenager!  Super cool… Our

Episode 215 – Paprika and Goulash

Wow, episode 215 of Twin Peaks, entitled “Slaves and Masters” is something else, folks.  Windom Earle is a truly disappointing villain, Catherine enjoys a delicious pig’s head dinner with Thomas Eckhart, and James gets wanged on the noggin.  On the plus side… um, hmmm… oh! Shelly and Norma share a sensual scene at the Double

Episode 214 – You Can Always Shoot Later

The fellas once again welcome a guest to their madness!  This time, Daniel’s sister (whose name is, I wanna say is Sarah?) join in the discussion.  In, “Double Play” episode 214 of Twin Peaks, OH FUCK LEO’S AWAKE!  That can’t be good… Certainly there are some more positive beats, right?  Uh, Evelyn and Malcolm enact

Episode 213 – It Was Just My Legs

In this week’s episode of BLCD, Daniel… he may be losing it, guys.  “Checkmate”, episode 213 of Twin Peaks, tore him down, similar to, but in a less-racist way than, how Ben Horne is being torn down.  It’s mentally exhausting! Elsewhere, Truman and Cooper try to capture ol’ Jean Renault, and… hey, it works! Neat!

Episode 209 – May We Have This Dance

This is not the end of Twin Peaks, but it is the end of another Palmer.  In “Arbitrary Law”, episode 209 of Twin Peaks, we say goodbye to lawyer-extraordinaire turned possessed-by-a-space-ghost maniac Leland Palmer, as he shuffles off to Buffalo.  Also: Ben strikes a deal with Mr. T! No, not that Mr. T. Our main

Episode 208 – Another Sperm Gun

Okay okay alright, this is it, right?  In “Drive With A Dead Girl”, episode 208 of Twin Peaks, Truman and Cooper solve the murder of Laura Palmer, and IT’S LELAND!  Or, more accurately Leland as possessed by BOB! And surely this is the end of the show and there’s no more Twin Peaks?  That’s ridiculous,

Episode 207 – Catherine, You Look Terrible

THIS. IS. IT!  In episode 207 of Twin Peaks, “Lonely Souls”, Daniel finally learns the truth Laura Palmer’s murder!  As the series comes to a close… hold on… say again… THIS ISN’T THE END OF THE SERIES?!  Holy hell, there’s more?!  And you’d think that’d be enough, but this episode has SO MUCH MORE!  Bopper

Episode 206 – How About a Nice Cold Milk

This week our hosts are under the influence of episode 106 of Twin Peaks, “Demons”.  After what seems like forever, Audrey is back in the safe embrace of Twin Peaks.  Maddy decides (a little late, if you ask Daniel) it’s time to get the hell outta town.  The episode ends with huge revelations about ghosts?

Episode 201 – Bring the Whole Pie

Once again we return with episode 201 of Twin Peaks, titled “May The Giant Be With You”. The show finally delivers on the weirdness Daniel had been promised.  Mr Homn makes a guest appearance, and we make our way through the aftermath of last season’s finale. Our main theme, “Downstream” was composed by CNTRL_ALT_DSTRY. The

Episode 107 – Size Isn’t Everything, I Guess

In the penultimate episode of our first season, Adam and Daniel discuss episode 107 of Twin Peaks, “Realization Time”. Audrey, get out of Coop’s bed! Put some damn clothes on! Elsewhere, Leo assassinates a bird, the Scooby Gang hatches a plot to break into Jacoby’s office, and Cooper and Ed go undercover at One-Eyed Jack’s.

Episode 106 – Heba-Heba

This week our hosts take a gander at episode 106 of Twin Peaks, “Cooper’s Dreams”. Jerry and Ben party with the Icelandic investors! Coop hates them 🙁  Donna, James, and Maddy (aka the Scooby Gang) decide it’s up to them to solve Laura’s murder (kids are dumb). The Briggs family goes to family counseling (this

Episode 105 – Hang Loose, Houlies

Daniel and Adam make their way through episode 105 of Twin Peaks, “The One-Armed Man”. As the title suggests, our heroes(?) actually find the one-armed man from Cooper’s dream! What a really weird coincidence… Other things happen! Norma goes to Hank’s parole hearing, Bobby and Shelly are playing a very dangerous (and sexy) game, and

Episode 103 – A Problem with a Fish

This week our hosts discuss episode 103 of Twin Peaks, “Zen, or the Skill to Catch a Killer”. It’s one of Adam’s favorites, but Daniel just doesn’t see the appeal :/  Cooper shares his unique methodology for catching criminals, which involves rocks. We get new characters, Jerry Horne, and grumpy FBI agent Albert Rosenstein (he’s

Episode 102 – It’s Hard on the Arteries

Adam and Daniel tackle episode 102 of Twin Peaks, “Traces to Nowhere”, despite Daniel already feeling like this is a buncha too much.  The investigation into Laura Palmer’s death continues! Cooper interviews James, Leo beats Shelly, and Sarah has visions (OoOoOoOo!) Our main theme, “Downstream” was composed by CNTRL_ALT_DSTRY. The song “Ghostwood” was composed by

Episode 101 – A Clean Place, Reasonably Priced

Daniel and Adam get down to business with episode 101 of Twin Peaks, titled “Northwest Passage”.  We learn the basic premise of the program, meet its never-ending cast of characters, and find out what a top-notch donut spread really looks like! Our main theme, “Downstream” was composed by CNTRL_ALT_DSTRY.  The song “Ghostwood” was composed by

Episode 100 – Prologue

And so it begins!  In this, our inaugural episode of The Black Lodge Complaint Department, hosts Daniel Williams and Adam Baugher lay out the basic premise of the podcast.  In addition, they dive in to their personal history with Twin Peaks, and go into some of the back story behind the making of the pop

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