The one and only Chris Garrison drops in to discuss commercial jingles that stick with you, and why some of us genuinely love them.
John is joined by filmmaker and author Polly Schattel as they discuss the subtle and ear-catching artistry of Greg Lisher—guitarist for Camper Van Beethoven and Monks of Doom—first amongst themselves and then with the man himself! It's the opposite of one of those "never meet your heroes" situations; Greg opens up about the early days of CVB, his influences, and his brand-new instrumental solo record, Songs from the Imperial Garden.
Find greg's music at greglisher.bandcamp.com!
Polly's website is newsouthernfilms.com!
John is on instagram and twitter @giannidubya!
Singer-songwriter Maria Taylor is back to talk about her solo career—from her debut, 11:11, to her recent self-titled album. Come for the gorgeous melodies and pop songcraft; stay for a great story about working with Michael Stipe. Best episode ever? You tell me.
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Fans—both of each other and of the so-called Skywalker Saga—Bekah Eaton, Jonathan Eaton, and John Walker convene for the first meeting of Star Wars Support Group, a safe place to enthuse shamelessly and voice concerns about the most overhyped, overrated, overexposed and totally awesome film franchise ever. In this installment, they talk about Episodes I-III, aka the Prequel Trilogy. Among other stuff.
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Bekah is @bekaheaton!
Jonathan is @jonbrak!
John is at @giannidubya!
Star Wars means a lot of different things to a lot of different people, but to me it will always be the fantasy that devoured my youth. It is also the most mainstream thing in the world. It is also flawed. Trying to reconcile these things will keep an over-thinker up all night, so what I’ve done here is what any self-aware person with a problem should do: I’ve reached out. In this episode you’ll find conversations with a nice variety of folk about the nature of fandom, escapism, childhood obsession, adult disappointment, overacting, and even a rare bit of arcana that has escaped the attention of most fans for 30 years.
NOTE: This is an archival podcast originally released on August 12, 2015.
Chris Garrison is a cartoonist and inventor of games and has been my friend since 7th grade. Peep his crazycool drawings at garrisonsjunk.blogspot.com.
Comedian Ronald James is co-host, along with yours truly and our pal Steve Reter, of Movie Schmovie, a film conversation podcast that will hopefully make you laugh and give you a safe place to overthink your cinematic favorites. Find it at movieschmovie.com.
And speaking of film podcasts, you really should be listening to The Projection Booth, on which Mike White and a shockingly comprehensive gang of guests go deeper than anyone else into the way movies are made and how they make us feel. It’s addictive and it awaits you here at projection-booth.blogspot.com.
Underground mainstay Skizz Cyzyk creates movies and music and does many fun things related to movies and music. Try to make sense of all the hats he wears by checking out his web-hub, skizz.net.
Shit-Stirring Benn Ray’s trenchant opinions and observations can be enjoyed @mobtownshank. And if you’re ever in Hampden, MD, pop in to Atomic Books!
Bekah Weininger is great! Follow her on Twitter @bekahweininger. And good ol' Jonathan Eaton can be found on Twitter @jonbrak.
John’s pal Steve Reter joins him for a quick rundown of the events of Better Call Saul’s exciting fifth season.
You can hear more of John and Steve talking about stuff, along with their other pal, comedian Ron James, on the Movie Schmovie podcast at MovieSchmovie.com - or wherever you get your podcasts!
It gets up close and personal at Stately Toxic Manor when comedian pal Robin Hazel joins Nagle and Walker for a candid chat about their worst breakups, their shared love for Laura Linney, the pornographic subplot in Mario Puzo's The Godfather, peer pressure, awkward teenage years, and the gentle wisdom of Brett Michaels.
Follow Robin Hazel @hasbabytellsjokes (insta)
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John's music at: soundcloud.com/sighfigh
John's film podcast at: movieschmovie.com
We continue our dissection of Steven Spielberg’s anthology series from 1985-1987, AMAZING STORIES—"we," in this case, being host John Walker and his esteemed guest Bekah Eaton. And the story this time is “The Main Attraction," the second episode of the original show. But just how AMAZING is it?!?
For more Bekah, listen to her on her other podcasts, Seedy Reads and Below Grade Level!
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This episode kicks off a brand new podcast that looks at Steven Spielberg’s anthology series from 1985-1987, AMAZING STORIES. Comedian Ronald James is the guest. “Ghost Train” is the story in question. How AMAZING is it?!? Your host John Walker tries to keep things on track.
For more Ronald and John, listen to their film and TV podcast with Steve Reter, Movie Schmovie!
Follow Ronald on twitter and instagram @whoisronjames and keep up with his clothing brand on instagram @status_apparatus!
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It's just John this time, with a brief announcement regarding this season of the podcast. We hope to be back soon with a new episode! (For its part, Better Call Saul is off to a great start.)
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