I’m the Host A slightly deeper look at the media we all consume

Blake has us looking at truth and lies. With the movies Rashomon and Life of Pi. Were discussing absolutes in truth and whether lies are necessary and can in fact be helpful in certain situations.

We also discuss Satre's concepts of "bad faith" and "the look" (na na na na). Also somehow Dallas, Roxette, andgetting called poindexter at a comedy show get used as examples in this episode.

Links for this episode:

The Atlantic - “Life's Stories”

The Invention of Lying (trailer)

True Detective - pessimism: religion and fairy tales

The Hogfather - ‘Belief’ as according to Death

The Dark KnightJoker’s speech and 

ending scene

KURT - BIT FROM DALLAS  “IT WAS ALL A DREAM”?

The Look (Anime version) - Okami-san

The Look (Midi version) - download link

Brian Thomas Smith (aka the commedian who called Kurt "Poindexter")

Blake's notes for this episode - hosted locally

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There are strange things afoot at the Kwik-E-Mart as we look into the documentary the Problem With Apu and three classic Simpsons episode to see if these charges are warrented and if the writers had ever gotten better at writing an Indian character or for the Hindu culture.

We also take time to talk about James Woods career (or lack thereof), Indian Covers, and Airlines treating people like cattle.

Links for this episode:

Tumblr - Hari Kondabolu - My career goal is to make people say my name.

Deadpool 2 trailer

Washington Post - “A beloved restaurant owner was deported; a community was in uproar, then it moved on”

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services - Civics Practice Test 

This American Life: Our Town (Part One) 

This American Life: Our Town (Part Two)

Psychology Today - “Why Are So Many Indian Arranged Marriages Successful?” 

Buzzfeed - “15 Times Indians Slayed With Their Covers Of Some Of Your Favourite Songs” 

The Simpsons - Lisa the Vegetarian clip

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It's rare an artist remakes a work from their earlier career. With Spike Lee's remake of She's Gotta Have it, we're looking at the changes between the film (1986) and the TV Show (2017). With a big helping hand from our Guest Samantha from Rocket Punch Radio. We discuss art, music, sexuality, and civil unrest. 

But we also find time (in this long episode) to talk about the Spin Doctors, Celtics fans, and Eminent Domain. 

Links for this episode:
CBS This Morning - Spike Lee on Rebooting the iconic and timely “She’s Gotta Have It”
YouTube - Lindsay Ellis - RENT - “Look Pretty and Do As Little as Possible: A Video Essay”
Goodreads: Dossie Easton, Janet W. Hardy - The Ethical Slut: A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationship & Other Adventures
UrbanDictionary.com - “Gold Star Lesbian”
The Magicians - The Wit and Wisdom of Eliot
Wiki - 25th Hour
Wiki - Audre Lorde
Pleasantville - What’s Going to Happen Now?
Mars Blackmon in Nike commercials

Shoutouts:
Samantha's Twitter
The Kave Podcast/Hot 365 Radio

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We interupt this podcast to bring you a quick episode about Black Panther...only there was so much to say that it turned into a full episode anyway. And despite all three hosts enjoying themselves, it didn't keep them from picking all manner of nits from this excellent film. 

We also talk about racial politics, familial conections, and the etymology of a particular type of footwear.

Editor's Note: Ally wasn't feeling her best while recording this episode and ended up misspeaking a few times. She made a comment on African American incarceration and worried that it came out wrong; she was trying to say that African Americans are jailed at a higher rate over smaller crimes than whites. I would have cut it out, but it made the conversation flow weird. Thanks for listening, hope you enjoy. 

Links:
Splinter News - “How the U.S. Government Locked Black Americans Out of Attaining the American Dream”
Boston Review - “‘Black Panther’ Is Not the Movie We Deserve”
Twitter - @diasporicblues - Black Panther costuming tribes/cultures thread
Cinemablend - Why Chadwick Boseman Feels Like Tchalla is the Enemy in Black Panther
Wikipedia.org - The Moscow Rules - aka Once is a accident, twice is an coincidence, three times is an enemy action. 

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February 10, 2018  

A short episode dealing with nostalgia, Nintendo and the many applications of cardboard.

 

Links for this episode:

Nintendo Labo debut - youtube.com

Movie Bob's Alternative Nintendo Labo debut - youtube.com

How to pronounce Nintendo Labo - nintendosoup.com

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Kurt takes us into the world of the mafia and the FBI with the 1990 movie "My Blue Heaven". This not-at-all-accurate glimpse into their world is all in service of the question: "Is this movie good, or is Kurt just nostalgic?" 

All three hosts come to agreement pretty quickly, so they spend sometime talking about caricature versus character, why the U.S. Marshals felt so aggrieved by factual innacuracies, and the difficulties of treading between two genres instead.

(Other episode topics include the difficulties of finding Italian food in the 80s/90s, Mr. Noodle, and the prefix "pseudo-".)

Links for this episode:

Hannah Stubbs has a very Lyncian breakdown (audio only) - hosted locally

Hans Molemann productions presents "Man Getting Hit by Football" - youtube.com

Paul and Storm Olive Garden jingle - youtube.com

Seasame Street: Mr. Noodle washes his hands - youtube.com

 

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In our 49th episode, Ally has us look at 2008's Speed Racer--a movie that in her opinion never got the recognition it deserved. We have a discussion on the movie's merits (and demerits) and Blake and Kurt follow up with other works they felt fell into the same pit of underappreciation.

We also talk about movies we'd love to see made, the importance of correctly labeling cities, and what movies fall into the genre of "Guillermo del Toro-esque".

 

Links for this episode:

50 Movies that Critics Hate but People Love - Business Insider

In Media Res - Wikipedia

Volkswagen Ad - Speed Racer (1996) - Youtube

Speed Racer Geico Commercial (2005) - Youtube

You Say Run Goes With Everything - Speed Racer Final Race - Youtube

 

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Blake puts the final stab on our holiday episodes, with the holiday movie about another character who sees you when your sleeping, who knows when your awake, and who may make overbroad presumptions about your guilt and/or innocence.

We're watching the 1974 movie Black Christmas, and talking about societial changes, horror tropes, and just how conservative the horror genre has to be to be scary.

We'll also chat about the missing link, the connection between Black Christmas and It's a Wonderful Life, and mechanical systems (engineering and otherwise).

Links for this episode:

Scream - “The Rules”

The Slasher (card game)

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Just in time for the holidays we decided to watch Frank Capra's perennial holiday classic, It's a Wonderful Life. But why was this the movie that became one of the great Christmas classics? And why is so little of this movie set at Christmas time? And does this movie have anything to do with holiday depression? (And is it really such a wonderful life after all?)

We also talk about sci-fi vs fantasy, inflation, pixelation, and goats; All this, plus constant Jimmy Stewart impersonations from Kurt and Blake. 

 

Links for this episode:

Roseanne - It’s A Wonderful Life bit

The Simpsons - Bart starts a run on the bank

Crazy Train - Ozzy Osborne 

MST3K Intro Seasons 5-6 

Mr. Deeds Goes to Town trailer  

Etymonline - “pixelated”

Vertigo trailer

Rear Window trailer 

Jim Gaffigan - Mr. Universe “Four Kids” 

IMDb It’s a Wonderful Life (trivia) 

Splinter - “How the U.S. Government Locked Black Americans Out of Attaining the American Dream”

When a Quirk of Copywrite Creates a Christmas Classic - copyrighttrademarkmatters.com

Inflation Calculator - in2013dollars.com 

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