Tue, 11 July 2017
Art and Loann are talking about some summer watches and reads.
Loann is relieved that Sense8 will have a life beyond the cliffhanger ending of this most recent season, while Art thrills to the women of GLOW - the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling.
We talk about how shows and movies deal with the immediate aftermath of the apocalypse as Loann chats about the third season of Fear the Walking Dead and Art contrasts and compares that with the recent film It Comes at Night.
And lastly, Art and Loann talk about the books they've been reading this summer.
Things discussed in this episode:
Sens8 (Netflix series)
GLOW (Netflix Series)
The Southern Reach Trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer:
Before the Fall by Noah Hawley
The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
Fri, 23 June 2017
This week Art and Loann dive into The Handmaid's Tale.
We talk about the novel and the adaptation - how they differ, how they are the same, and what the story means to us today.
Discussed in this episode:
Mary McCarthy's 1996 review of the novel in the The New York Times
The Handmaid's Tale is a Warning to Conservative Women - Sarah Jones, New Republic
Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
Thu, 8 June 2017
Loann and Art talk a whole episode of Wonder Woman.
This movie was high on both our lists of most anticipated summer movies, and we've both seen it and are ready to weigh in.
In this show we also talk about Wonder Woman in the culture- her history and what was riding on the success of this latest incarnation of America's first female superhero!
*We do not spoil any major plot points, surprises or twists. However, as always, we do warn listeners that do we review the movie in depth. We don't reveal anything much beyond what people could gather from watching a trailer for the film, or reading a typical movie review. If you're a moviegoer who doesn't even like watching trailers, come back and listen to our discussion after you've seen the movie!
Things discussed in this podcast:
The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore
Intro music by Maeve.
Mon, 22 May 2017
Loann and Art are enjoying the good weather and looking forward to getting out of the heat and into the theaters for some summer movies!
We each list our top five movies we are looking forward to this summer!
Mon, 13 March 2017
Art and Loann discuss how to talk about politics in this very weird and polarized atmosphere we are living through right now!
Also, Art has been reliving the O.J. Simpson Trial days with the documentary O.J. Simpson Made In America and the dramatized series American Crime Story: The People Versus O.J. Simpson, along with reading the definitive book on the trial, Jeffrey Toobin's The Run of His Life: The People Versus O.J. Simpson. Loann has been watching The Magicians.
Sat, 4 February 2017
Loann and Art spend the episode discussing Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Is it good? How does it fit into the other Star Wars films? What are the politics of the Star Wars universe? Is it weird to resurrect dead actors to play cameos?
WARNING: We are not spoilery, we give away no major plot points or surprises, but we do talk about the film in total. As we say in the show itself: If you still have not seen the movie, and you are the type of person who doesn't even like to see trailers or read reviews, then you may want to come back to this episode after you've seen Rogue One.
Of Course Rogue One is Political - David Sims, The Atlantic