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#33 - HBO’s Watchmen

#33 - HBO’s Watchmen

July 6, 2020

This week, Doc and the Maestro talk about HBO’s Watchmen. This nine-part series from Damon Lindelof continues the story of the classic Alan Moore graphic novel. We dig into race in Watchmen, our ignorance of the 1921 Tulsa massacre, important conversations in the context of fantasy, and Joe’s personal Jeremy Irons story. Squids! Cops! Clones! Get on board!

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Quarantine BONUS #4

Quarantine BONUS #4

June 29, 2020

Regular episode coming next Monday, but this week, we’re dropping another Quarantine BONUS on you! On this random-ass episode, we talk about Birds of Prey, animal stories, Demi Lovato’s “records,” Sean Smith, and Akwafina! Hang out with us, or don't!

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#32 - M. Night Shyamalan

#32 - M. Night Shyamalan

June 22, 2020

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M. Night Shyamalan is a filmmaker, writer, director, producer, and actor. He changed the face of American pop culture with “The Sixth Sense.” This week, Maestro and the Doctor are going deep into the career trajectory and artistic idiosyncrasies of the man who reinvented the twist-ending. But it’s not all about the twist, because Shyamalan’s films walk the line of plot and character in a way that has your distinguished hosts fascinated. Get on board!

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#31 - The Plot Against America

#31 - The Plot Against America

June 15, 2020

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This week, Doc and the Maestro discuss the HBO miniseries The Plot Against America. The series, written by The Wire’s David Simon, is an alternate history that imagines the 1940 Presidential election of a fascist-leaning Charles Lindbergh and an America that does not go to war with Nazi’s. We dig into why Will loves this show and why it makes Joe feel “yuck.” We talk about political implications and writing about social systems without sacrificing character. This is a deep one so join us!

 

#30 - A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

#30 - A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

June 8, 2020

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Visit Bad City with us this week! We're digging into one of the Maestro's favorite movies of all time, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night! This is a black and white Iranian/American hipster vampire spaghetti-western love story and was written and directed by Ana Lily Amirpour. Her unique film includes homages to Tarantino and Lynch, but with an aesthetic that is all her own. We get into questions of whether this counts as an art film, why it makes sense that this film has an accompanying comic, and things being "greater than the sum of their parts." 

#29 - Bo Burnham

#29 - Bo Burnham

June 1, 2020

This week, Maestro and the Doc take you deep into the world of Bo Burnham! He’s a comedian, songwriter, director, writer, and poet, who rose from early YouTube fame to become one of the most interesting creators working today. We talk about his place in the early social internet landscape, his performative trajectory, and the role of insecurities in adolescence and adulthood. We get deep in this one! Gucci!

 

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#28 - The House of the Devil w/Stephen Bradford Long

#28 - The House of the Devil w/Stephen Bradford Long

May 25, 2020

This week, Maestro and the Doctor welcome another guest from the Rock Candy family: Stephen Bradford Long, host of the podcast Sacred Tension and prominent blogger on all things religious, social, and Satanic! We dig into the fantastic throw-back horror film "The House of the Devil," from director Ti West. Topics include the origin story of the film, why slow-burn horror works so well, and depictions of Satanism in the light of REAL Satanism and the Satanic Panic of the 1980's. Strap in for a devilish good time! 

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#27 - Pop Punk! w/Matt Langston of EleventyLife (Part 2 of 2)

#27 - Pop Punk! w/Matt Langston of EleventyLife (Part 2 of 2)

May 18, 2020

Matt Langston, the host of EleventyLife and lead singer of the band EleventySeven joins Doc and the Maestro again to finish our kick-ass conversation about Pop Punk! We dig into the various types of punk rebellion, identity formation, and buying NOFX CD's at Wal-Mart. Join us, fellow millennials! 

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#26 - Pop Punk! w/Matt Langston of EleventyLife (Part 1 of 2)

#26 - Pop Punk! w/Matt Langston of EleventyLife (Part 1 of 2)

May 11, 2020

Matt Langston is the musical force behind the bands EleventySeven and The Jellyrox, the host of the EleventyLife podcast, and the co-founder of the Rock Candy Podcast Network! He has been in the pop punk world, pushing his unique synth-based "unicorn rock," since the release of his first album in 2006. This week he digs in deep with Maestro and the Doctor to discuss all things Pop Punk! 

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Podcast suggestion: https://www.eleventysevenisalive.com/podcast

#25 - Parasite

#25 - Parasite

May 4, 2020

Parasite is a South Korean black comedy thriller that offers brutal social commentary on the state of late-stage capitalism; how fun! It's the first non-English film to win the Academy Award for Best Picture. Join Maestro and the Doctor as they dig into what makes it one of the greatest films of the past decade. We dig into the craft and themes of this masterpiece by director Bong Joon-ho. It's so metaphorical!

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Podcast suggestion: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-bible-bash-podcast/id1460810854