Episode 17: Alice Isn’t Dead Part 1

This podcast is sometimes just a podcast but sometimes it isn’t just a podcast. That was utter nonsense, don’t mind me. This podcast is always at least a podcast. But is Alice isn’t dead just a podcast? If you are slightly confused then maybe you will empathize with us during our conversation about the first season of the podcast Alice Isn’t Dead. Continue reading Episode 17: Alice Isn’t Dead Part 1

Episode 14: Howl’s Moving Castle

We have finally come to the end our Studio Ghibli series of Podcasts. We get into what turned about to be a surprising, funny and decidedly anti-war movie. This is maybe our broadest discussion around one of these movies but these movies, but the speaks to all the different ideas and themes that woven into this movie, all there for you to pay attention to or not. Continue reading Episode 14: Howl’s Moving Castle

Episode 10: BTS & Sufjan Stevens Holiday Music

It’s a musical mashup episode in which we mash up two genres that have basically nothing to do with each other. For the first half of the episode We talk about the pop music sensation BTS and their new-ish album Be. We follow that up in the second half of the episode with a a thorough, or at least as thorough as we could be, discussion of the Christmas and holiday music of Sufjan Stevens. Continue reading Episode 10: BTS & Sufjan Stevens Holiday Music

Episode 9: Slaughterhouse Five (GN)

Episode nine is here and this one is definitely not bad! No, it’s actually really good and we are proud of it. Angela and I discuss the recently released graphic novel adaptation of the Slaughterhouse Five. We were both a little nervous that we were going to struggle to find something to latch onto in here and really analyze. It ended up that we both dug into this question of how do you adapt a novel into a similar but still crucially different medium. What gets brought along and what is left behind. Continue reading Episode 9: Slaughterhouse Five (GN)

A Tale For Our Time Being and this Time-being

It’s a cliche right now to say things like “what even is time” in a sort of sarcastic way that doesn’t appreciate what a truly existential question that is. Yet it’s an unavoidable side effect of living during a pandemic when our new present appeared so suddenly over a 48 hour period in the middle of March. How can you wake up and everything is ostensibly fine and you go to bed with things breaking down around you Continue reading A Tale For Our Time Being and this Time-being

Episode 2: Sufjan Stevens – The Ascension

Episode 2 of the podcast is here! We get into the new album from Sufjan Stevens, The Ascension. You’re going to hear us struggle with these first impression and react to Sufjan’s opinions about his past work and how this album critiques that work. e first impression and react to Sufjan’s opinions about his past work and how this album critiques that work. I hope we did his work justice because he really is one of our favorite artists and his work has meant a lot to us over the years. Continue reading Episode 2: Sufjan Stevens – The Ascension