October 9, 2020
Henry James's influential 1898 horror story The Turn of the Screw has been adapted multiple times, most famously into the 1961 film The Innocents, which still has the power to make your skin crawl. Devoted readers Bekah Eaton and Kelly Fuller stop by for this meeting of the SKEERT Book Club to discuss the novella and the movie, just as Netflix debuts a new mini-series version of the story. It's Bly Manor's world, we're just living in it.
Follow Bekah and Kelly's erotic fiction podcast @seedyreads!
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October 6, 2020
FYIz is proud to announce PROTECTORS OF GUNDAHAR, a new podcast hosted by obsessed fans of a deeply obscure series of fantasy books, G. Ellison R. R. Sadler's MOONS OF GUNDAHAR series. It's about as niche as they come but, as struggling podcast impresarios, we're willing to try anything. In this episode, executive producers John Walker and Chris Garrison set the stage for show hosts Mtn_Dew69 and his friend Gavin to explain why you'd tune in for such trivial nonsense. (Hint: It might be the fun kind of train wreck!)
October 1, 2020
Acclaimed author Nathan Ballingrud is here to chat about his amazing short horror fiction collections, North American Lake Monsters (2013) and Wounds: Six Stories from the Border of Hell (2019), and share thoughts on having his work interpreted by other artists for film and TV. (Monsterland, an anthology series inspired by Nathan’s stories, arrives on Hulu October 2nd.)
Follow Nathan on Twitter! - @NBallingrud
Follow John on Instagram or Twitter - @giannidubya
September 16, 2020
The one and only Chris Garrison drops in to discuss commercial jingles that stick with you, and why some of us genuinely love them.
July 3, 2020
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!
June 30, 2020
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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May 4, 2020
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.
Find us on Twitter!
Bekah is @bekaheaton!
Jonathan is @jonbrak!
John is at @giannidubya!
May 4, 2020
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.
April 23, 2020
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!
April 16, 2020
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)
Follow John Nagle @jnagle4
Follow John Walker @giannidubya (twit and insta)
John's music at: soundcloud.com/sighfigh
John's film podcast at: movieschmovie.com