Episode 21: Fantastic Mr Fox

It is finally here. All episode thus far have been leading up to this moment. No not really but we have been looking forward to this episode quite a bit in our Wes Anderson series. This is the Wes Anderson film we are most familiar with and something that we have been talking about in our episodes is the re-watchability of these movies, so movie was a good test of that for us. Continue reading Episode 21: Fantastic Mr Fox

Episode 20: WandaVision Wrap-up

This episode is being posted a little bit later than expected but here are our final thoughts on the full season of WandaVision. This is the episode where Angela makes lots of really great points that I struggle to respond to cause I get really in my feelings about this show. Or I would be really in my feelings if I was a little bit clearer about what my feelings are? Continue reading Episode 20: WandaVision Wrap-up

Episode 18: Isle of Dogs

We are back with another episode in our ongoing Wes Anderson Series. This time is it 2018’s animated movie, Isle of Dogs. We get into all the issues that the internet settled a couple of years ago and try to figure out our feelings on the orientalism and the way it aestheticizes Japan without seemingly having any point of view. We also wonder if it has the enduring charm and attraction that we found in The Grand Budapest Hotel. Continue reading Episode 18: Isle of Dogs

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 13: The Vision (2015-16) & WandaVision

Hello, we are back after a week off, with maybe the most topical episode that we done yet. We are talking about a TV showing that is still coming out! We still have a throwback spin though. We are talking The Vision comic book series from about five years ago in conjunction with the the newly released WandaVision TV show. Continue reading Episode 13: The Vision (2015-16) & WandaVision

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