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Elizabeth Barrett Browning - Sonnets Of The Portuguese - Plus A Great Love Story!

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Elizabeth Barrett Browning - Sonnets Of The Portuguese - Plus A Great Love Story!   Hi, I'm Christy Shriver, and we're here to discuss books that have changed the world and have changed us.    And I'm Garry Shriver, and this is the How to Love Lit Podcast.  This is our second week in a two part series discussing one of English Language literature's most romantic couples- the poets Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning.  Last week, we introduced Robert Browning and his notable dramatic monologue My Last Duchess which gives voice to a twisted psychopath.  We talked a little bit about Robert Browning's life, but not too much.  This week we'll return to his story as well as introduce his remarkable wife and her poetry, Elizabeth Barrett Browning.  Christy, am I correct when I say that during their lifetimes, she was famous and he was the Mr. Elizabeth Barrett Browning, so to speak?  Also, am I also correct that the man who wrote about the most twisted love relationship in British poetry also arguably had one of the most famous personal love stories!      You are correct on both accounts- although, in his defense, in regard to the second fiddle Robert played to Elizabeth during her life, history has elevated him over the years.      And been less kind to her, am I right about that?      For a while-you're right- the world turned on  Elizabeth, or EBB, as she signed her things.      Wait= stop there- EBB for Elizabeth Barrett Browning?  She went by that?      Well, she had a family nickname BA, but in her professional life-Yes- she signed everything EBB but there is a story.  When she was single she was Elizabeth Barrett Barrett- so, she started that before she got married.  When she got married, she kept up the EBB- it avoided all the normal name confusion women deal with when they marry later in life and have the hassle of changing identities.  In her case, sticking with thethe initials  just made it easy.    That worked out.      I agree- Anyway- back to your point that history was RUDE to her.  There was a period of about 100 years where people really criticized put her down.  Virginia Wolfe, specifically, wrote what to me is a cruel essay about EBB's most accomplished piece of poetry, a long epic novel in poem form called Aurora Leigh.  Wolfe is very condescending for many reasons, but from my perspective, Wolfe just didn't like poetry very much, and Aurora leigh is an epic poem.   So, EBB, for about a 100 years drifted along on the coat tails of her husband, ironically, whose reputation gained ground over that same period of time.  It was this giant reversal after death.      Huh- I guess it's a good thing they were both gone- that could have brought some marital complications!      So true, but maybe they would have laughed.  When they were alive, Robert Browning once said that the only way he could get a publisher to look at his work was if he promised he'd get Elizabeth to print something with them.   Today, though, over two hundred years later, we can all be relieved to know, history has decided to let them rest together in peace. They are both viewed in high regard in their own rights.  The Wolfe crowd has settled down, and we can see EBB with a more balanced perspective, especially her work Aurora Leigh- something notable but more than we can really handle in one episode-  I did want to mention because it was EBB's masterpiece- and something that is quite original- if you like her stuff or if you like epic poetry, you should check it out.  No one has really done an epic poem about a female hero like her either before or since, at least that I know anything about. When it came out It was extremely popular, as well as quite scandalous. It's a plot driven story, and Marian Erle, a heroine in the stories, gets raped, has a child, refuses to hide the fact that it was a product of rape and does not take a proposal in marriage that would redeem her reputation as a fallen woman, so to speak.  It has been said that women read it secretly under their sheets so as not to be discovered, and EBB loved that.      Let me just tell you, that might scandalize readers even todayOh my, I'd say that's a very different hero than Odysseus or Gilgamesh, and I can see why Aurora Leigh was so popular so quickly not just in Britain but in America- in fact,. I read it hadsomewhere that they printed over 20 editions before the end of the 19th century.  But, let's back up and get a little of the back story on this scandalous Victorian celebrity.      Okay- boring stuff first.  EBB was born on March 6, 1806, the eldest of TWELVE children to very prominent people.  Her father's family, the Barrett's owned thousands of acres of sugar plantation in Jamaica plus all the slaves that went with that.  The Barrett's had gobs of money.  Her early years were happy, and for a while she lived in a fairy land.  Her father built this incredibly lavish estate, and she had free reign to roam at will, and that's exactly what she did.  In one sense, her family was progressive.  They encouraged and even supported her studying, and she did and loved it.  She had an excellent private tutor and she worked hard- even though at the time for a woman there wasn't much point in it.  She received a very good classical education becoming proficient in both Greek and Latin.  She read all of the time and anything she could get her hands on- which was a lot.  She also got into poetry writing pretty early on. She wrote for everyone and all the time.  Her father called her the Poet Laureate of Hope End (that was the name of their estate).  He even sponsored the publication of her first epic poem she was only 13.      Can you imagine a proud father publishing his teenage daughter's epic poem- that's definitely a rich kid thing to do.    Well, it certainly was and an indication that her life was all just dreamy…until it wasn't.  First, The Barrett's, as in the extended family, had some sort of squabble about the sugar plantation money and somehow, I'm not sure how, Elizabeth's dad, lost a big chunk of it.  They lost the big fancy estate and had to move into some sort of temporary housing.     Then, and this is even worse although, it seems what I'm about to describe happened to a lot of women during this time period, at age 15, she started getting really sick with no commensurate explanation.  To this day, her illness is undiagnosed, but she had all kinds of symptoms that left her weak to the point of literally being physically disabled.      What did they say it was at the time?  And as historians have looked back through the record is there an idea today about what made her sick?    Two good questions.  Well, of course, her family tried everything, including moving to live by the seaside- which we've seen in a lot of British literature- that came up even in Emma.  But in her case her health never really improved. By the time she was 25, her family was living in London,but that place wasn't really known at the time for its fresh air- think the chimney sweeper or Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins.  What happened to poor Elizabeth is that she ended up spending all of her time confined in a bedroom in that famous address associated with her today- 50 Wimpole Street.       Well, I'm not sure about 50 Wimpole street, but isn't 57 Wimpole street the famous home of Paul McCartney- the place where he and John Lennon wrote “I want to Hold your Hand” and then later “Yesterday”.      Yes- that's a little bit after EBB's time there, though.  HA.  But actually, they did make a fairly famous movie called The Barretts at Wimpole Street about Elizabeth Barrett Browning.  So, there's that too.    Anyway, back to EBB's health-  Victorian London, in general,  was dirty and smoggy, and so Elizabeth ended up basically being locked up in her room theoretically for her own good.  There is a school of thought that suggests that Some of her problems were connected to an issue with her spine from an injury she got from falling off a horse.  We also know for a fact she  had a lot of trouble with her lungs.  I think the most trustworthy sources say she probably had spinal tuberculosis. Honestly, I really don't really know what was wrong with her except to say that by the time she was twenty-five, it seems she was pretty much disabled.  And, if that wasn't enough, she has another issue- again fairly common for the time period.   Her doctors- proscribed to her meds- and you can probably guess where I'm going with this- that were addictive- and like so many back then as well as today- she became an opium addict, of course, all under her doctor's care.  This seems a little horrifying to me, partly because we just finished watching the Netflix series The Pharmacist which was an expose on the opium problem in the United States connected to Oxycotin and the ensuing 400,000 overdoses directedly related to that drug.  But Garry, clearly, opium addiction is not a 21st century phenomenon, we talked about it a little bit with Frankenstein because it surfaced a little in that book, and even though this is a little tangential, it's interesting to me, so tell us about what opium addiction looked like in the 19th century and why would a little doted on homeschool girl wind up addicted to it?     Sure, wellFirst let's establish what it was she was taking.  It was a common drug called laudanum is what Elizabeth Barrett Browning was addicted to..  She wasn't popping pills or shooting up. anything.   Laudanum was an alcoholic herbal preparation thatand was 10% opium.  It was prescribed pretty much for everything: it was used as a pain reliever, a cough suppressant, it was used to control depression, heart palpitations.  It was given as a sleeping pill, menstrual cramps were treated with laudanum.  Just likeEven worse than oxycotin in the early days of the opioid epidemic today, itlaudanum was an entirely uncontrolled substance. Almost no one took the side effects of the drug seriously- and there were a lot of them- But another point to understand, and again this is just like opioids today- there was that associated euphoria people experienced from taking the drug that encouraged it's people to use it.  Why not, right?  It's not hurting anything, and it makes me feel good.       .  However, as we all know, thatdrug euphoria comes at a cost and the cost was depression, the slurred speech, the restlessness, poor concentration, and of course, theif you ever wanted to get off, terrible withdrawal symptoms.  Here's one crazy fun fact that might blow your mind- Itlaudanum was even spoon fed to infants, if you can believe that.      No way!    But before we judge too quickly with the arrogance of the present, we have to remember, that it wasn't until 1899 that aspirin was invented.  These were days when there were no antibiotics,  no mild tranquiliers;  not much of anything and people needed help- not just pain relief, but with all kinds of things, and this is what they had.      Do you think Barrett's prolonged disabilities could be connected with her drug use?    I'm sure it's possible, but I really don't know.  Laudanum has no curative properties. After they got married, Robert Browning did help her reduce her drug use significantly,  and in fact, she reduced her dosage to where she was finally able to get pregnant after two miscarriages related to laudanum.  After marrying him, her entire health condition improved actually.  She even got to where she could walk again, but I'm not sure what all the factors were that contributed to her general improved health.  She was definitely in a better climate and presumably happy.   I do want to be clear, there was no stigma at that time in using laudanum, so we don't need to see her as dark or even unconventional because she was a laudanum user.  Lots and lots of people used it for all kinds of things and lots were addicted- including names we recognize like Charles Dickens.      Okay-moving on to the love story- so Elizabeth was pretty much locked up in her room, disabled but otherwise living a fairly engaging intellectual life.  She was writing poetry, writing letters and basically building a literary career out of that bedroom, even in her disabled state.  In 1838, she published a book of poetry called The Seraphim and Other Poems and that one was met with a lot of critical success- oh and let me note- Elizabeth Barrett Browning published her work under her own name!!!  That wasn't what a lot of women writers were doing.  But, because her work was well received and NOT anonymous, this led to her corresponding via the mail and making friends with important literary figures of her day- some we've even heard of today- famous people like William Wordsworth and Edgar Allan Poe.  In 1844, she published another book of poetry, and it met even more success- and it was the publication of this book that changed her personal life completely.  In one of the poems in this collection,  the poem's name, btw, was  “Lady Geraldine's Courtship”, If you're interested, but in this poem she references the poetry of another  fairly obscure British poet,  a man by the name of Robert Browning.  Well, this obscure poet, Robert, was highly flattered to be noticed by someone who was now quite famous, and wrote her a letter thanking her for the shout out.  However, this was not your run of the mill thank you note.  In his thank you letter he very forwardly and now famously said this, “I love your verses with all my heart, Miss Barrett”…”, I do, as I say, love these books with all my heart- and I love you too.”      Ha!  That is forward.  Robert Browning was very much a very bold suitor- no doubt.  He pursued Elizabeth and all throughvia the mail. I was amazed to read there are over 573 letters between these two, and these letters pretty much document the story of two people falling in love.  Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan's email drama has nothing on these two!!  They wrote each other every day and seemingly pretty much about everything  in the world.  These were not check in texts.  These were not Joey Tribiani lines like “what's up!”- they were full on epistles.     So true, and these letters have been popular reading material ever since- for those of us who want to take stalking to the next level and stalk the love lives of the dead.  You really get an intimate look at two people falling in love.  Elizabeth said they were “talking upon paper”.   When you read the letters, you literally feel like you are injecting yourself into their private world.      Mostly because you are.      I guess that's true, but it is sweet.  Here's a clip for you to see what I mean.  “You've come to me as a dream comes, as the best of dreams comes.”  That's Elizabeth to Robert. And Robert Browning responds in the same sorts of ways, “I have loved you all my Life unawares- that is the idea of you.”         It's a very special back and forth that has been preserved, and they were clearly falling in love now before the eyes of the world and posterity- but we also see that Elizabeth was not totally sure marriage was the path for her.       No, she had a couple of serious hesitations.  Not the least of these was her father.  He absolutely did not believe in allowing his children to get married- especially Elizabeth, and by that I mean not ever.  They were a close family, and that put her in a terrible position.  To marry Robert would be to cut off her father.  Her relationship with her father otherwise was good- if you take out the tyrannical controlling thing- I know that kind of fails the say out loud test.       And of course we see in the letters that Robert, obviously was totally against this kind control over her.        That was one big problem, but she was also concerned about her disability and her age.  She was six years older.  Would this really work? By the time, they got married she was 40- today 40 is the new 20, but she didn't feel that way.   She felt past her prime.  These are some of the insecurities, we will see her write about in her love sonnets.  But, at the end of the day, Robert did love her.  He wanted the relationship to work.  And despite her father's objections, he visited her home 91 times unrelenting in wanting a relationship with Elizabeth.  Garry, do you have a theory as to what Mr. Barrett had against Robert or marriage in general?    Well, for one thing, he thought Robert might be trying to use Elizabeth's fame for his own career- and that would be understandable, I guess, although for a 40 year old, today that seems her problem not his.  But the bigger problem was sex in general.  From everything I've read he was a good father and loved his daughter.  Elizabeth, who they calledhis Ba- in many ways she his pride and joy.  He struggled with his daughter having her own sexual identity- he had idealized her.  It seems that as he got older, the sex piece was just more than he could handle.  This sort of thing happens even today.    Well, the locking the daughter up in the room plan failed.      I will say those plans usually do.    Robert and Elizabeth were in love, and on September 12 1846, with the help of her maid, Elizabeth sneaks out of the house and marries Robert.  One oddity is that after they get married, she had to sneak back into her father's house and live there secretly married for another week before they could work out their train tickets to Italy.  But they did ran away together and eventually settled in Florence and where they lived for the rest of Elizabeth's life.     One unfortunate fall out is that her father never got over the elopement.  He disowned her; cut her off financially and never spoke to her again.  He would die never to see his daughter again.  That's sad.     I suspect she knew that was a possibility, and the reason for her hesitation.  I'm also sure that really hurt, but she didn't seem to regret her decision.  Italy was her choice.  She'd loved it from her classical studies.  The doctors insisted it would significantly improve her health- which it did.   She also wanted Robert and a life with Robert, so Italy was the plan.  After three miscarriages, they had a son, she began walking again; she got involved with European politics, supported the the Unification of Italy, took stands on women's rights issues.  She was fully engaged in a life there.  In 1850, she would publish another collection of poetry- this one contained what she is most famous for- her “Sonnets from the Portuguese”.  Selections from this work is what we're going to read.  These were poems she had written to Robert during those days when she was living locked up in that room on Wimpole street.  She wrote 44 love sonnets to Robert,  but she didn't give them to Robert until after they were married.      What's the connection with the Portuguese?      Well, when they were dating, Elizabeth wrote a poem about a Portuguese girl named Catarina who was beloved.  Robert loved it and always connected Elizabeth to this fictional girl Catarina from the poem.  When Elizabeth published these love sonnets it was kind of an inside joke- the speaker is the Portuguese (her) and the poems are all love poems to her husband.  Sonnets from the Portuguese.    Also, you may remember from Robert's life- he had kind of a bad experience with writing personal confessional poems, so when it came to publishing truly personal poems, he wanted her to create some distance between the speaker of the poem.  So, they basically pretended she translated the sonnets. I like the idea- although, I will say, it's not super-well disguised.      So, why are these love sonnets so popular?    For one, there's just the idea that they are so so sweet.  And since their love life is so well documented with their letters, the personal story makes the sentiments in the sonnets charming.   Elizabeth was 39 years old.  She considers herself past her prime when they met.  She was disabled.  She expresses what to me seems like a disbelief someone she found to be as amazing as this man she admired really truly loved her.  On his part, it's kind of a female fantasy- it's sweet- against a lot of big obstacles,he made her believe he loved her because he did.  He really did.  He was equally enamoured with her.  He admired her.  He wondered how could a woman as brilliant as this woman love me?     And there we have something special- a mutual admiration- it is this mutual admiration that led to a real intellectual exchange.  In these letters we watch this intellectual exchange develop into a reciprocity of respect and from this respect we see trust and then intimacy. All of this, of course, is exactly the kind of thing Ibsen advocates for in A Doll's House.  The Browning's relationship is the exact opposite of the Helmer marriage.  The BrownsingsThe Brownings started  as intellectual equals but then emotionally connect.  After many months of back and forth, after many doubts, we finally land on those famous lines most of us recognize from grocery store valentine cards that young boys glue boxes of chocolates or put in the arms of teddy bears. “How do I love thee, let me count the ways?”      I really like Elizabeth; but I also like Robert.  He loved her for who she was.  He was bold; he took risks.  This is something young men aren't often encouraged to do. For whatever reason, Robert demonstrated leadership, and Elizabeth absolutely reciprocated this strength back to him.  Sonnets from the Portuguese take us on her journey. And because we know the true story of their real-life romance- the sonnets just seem sweet, romantic and precious.    You seem smitten, Christy, should I be concerned?  Or should I write sonnets?    Oh, you should definitely write sonnets, But let me say, there is more to appreciate about these love sonnets than just the love confession.  EBB was a rhetorician- and you know I love rhetoric- persuasion.  These poems don't just express emotion.  They are making an articulate argument- she's making a statement one I find interesting and relevant. Because Elizabeth was a product of the Victorian era, she had a very specific understanding of the view of the ideal woman of her day.  However, she was an intellectual, her father had done her the disservice of introducing her to Greek and Latin philosophy.  She was enamored with the female poet Sapphos- so as she sat in the confining room on Wimpole street, receiving letters from Robert- she found herself thinking- what does something like romantic love mean for someone like me?  I don't need a man for money?  I don't need a man for a career?  I don't even need a man for love- my father loves me.  What is romance?  What is love?  What is a relationship between a man and a roman?  She sat around her room a thought about those sort of things and she draws conclusions.     For one thing, she  defines female love in a different way- it doesn't have to be the same thing as masculine love- but it also doesn't have to be this frail Victorian helpless type she found typical of the age- she defines feminine love in a stronger way.  For EBB love comes from confidence and fills the lover with confidence. In the beginning we see a woman who was confident in her intelligence; confident in her work, confidenr in her family,  but not necessarily confident in any romantic sense.  And how many of us can relate to that?  This was exactly me as a high school and college student- if I'm being honest.       One thing that stands out to me is this idea the frail female.  This WAS the ideal female for a lot of men at this time period.  Of course, most men, even today, want to be strong for a significant lover or the love of women in general,  but this dramatic idea of the sickly and frail woman is very typical of the Victorian period.   I can see that a woman expressing powerful confidence was not something people expected from a female in a romantic relationship and certainly not in a female romantic figure.      Exactly, and EBB, who ironically was sickly, didn't want that to be the reason someone loved her.  She ran from that.  In fact, she even ran from being appreciated for being a woman in general.  When Wordsworth died, England needed a new poet Laureate, Elizabeth's name was recommended to succeed him.  The argument was that there should be a woman poet Laureate for the nation because there was a woman monarch.  Barrett took issue with this- she made the statement that she was not a poetess but a poet and she thought poetry should be judged by its merits not by the sex of its writers.    HA!!  19th century cross-sectional politics.    I know, right, but here's why I bring it up.  When it came to her poetry, she didn't want to be looked at as a woman-as in a hyphenated sub-group.  She saw this kind of thing as patronizing like how I heard boys talk about girl athletes when I was a kid- phrases like, “she's pretty fast- for a girl.” That was not Elizabeth's thing.  It's why didn't use a pseudonym like George Eliot or Emily Bronte who went by Ellis Bell.  Hiding your gender professionally  was totally acceptable.  But it seems to me that for EBB she wanted to say- I am a woman- know that-, I have the feelings and desires define me as a woman.   I will write about women and what women care about.  I will show how I as a woman see the world and I will stand confidently this.  This is an important thing to do.   Don't patronize me by qualifying me by gender; I define my femininity for myself.    But all of that only applies to outside relationships. n    So, how does it apply to personal relationships?     It seems crazy, and unljikely but somehow, she and Robert were on the same page in their understanding of how men and women should relate.  He was not intimated by her professional success at all, and he really should have been.  She was very well known; he was not.  Their personal relationship was all theirs.  She was a woman who wanted to be desired, to be cherished, to be loved and adored- and he wanted very much to do all those things for her.  That is a very traditional relationship, and maybe Victorian in nature- but I have to be honest, I love all those very same things.     As we read these poems, I see a powerful writer but also a dreamy love-struck woman.   “As the prisoners think of liberty, as the dying think of heaven so I think of you.”  That is another quote from one of her letters to Robert- but in this line we see a brave but smitten female voice.      So, you're saying, she's not writing as someone trying to be coy or silently waiting to be seduced.       Exactly, she does want to be seduced; she's just dropping the silent part.  Sonnets from the Portuguese are in sequence; they take us through her evolution of thinking and her emotions on this experience of falling in love.  In sonnets 1-2 we see the woman speaker as object of man- she is not the creator of her own poetic voice yet.  And this of course is what we think of when we think of traditional love poetry- man loves woman- man speaks- woman stays silent- just think about the convention of the sonnets in particular- especially Petrarchan sonnets.  That's what they were all about.    Now, we don't need to rehash our entire episode on Petrarch- although he's worth listening to if you haven't listened to that podcast- or at least not in a while- but, by way of reminder, Petrarch wrote sonnets to a woman named Laura who did not return his affection- the entire genre of the Petrarchan sonnet is about objectifying women.    In fact, I'm pretty sure Petrarch never really even refers to Laura as a whole human being- it's always her hair, or her breasts, her voice, her smile- even the name Laura- some people think just stands in for the word Laurel.      You're right.  Laura is distant- impersonal- an ideal.  The sonnets are mostly about Petrarch- the man- not the woman at all. Elizabeth is to not just going to reverse this- she's going to redefine the sonnet genre entirely.  She's going to say, I'm the object- yes- I want to be the object, but I'm also the speaker- I am not silent.  I am a recipient of a love that empowers, but I am also the giver of a love that emboldens.  The poetic relationship in these sonnets is reciprocal- His love calls for her poems- SHE writes them.  In a sense, he is a magic prince who kisses and restores her- she sees him like this- but she is not weak, she is not powerless- even in her physical fraility- even in her age- and she did see herself as kind of past her prime maybe physically but definitely not creatively or professionally.    SHE is the creator of the art here- she is creating this new idea that I can be a the muse for love and the creator of its art.      I also want to point out that their relationship, although it is intellectual,  it is not platonic.  It's very romantic and there is a lot that is physical here… and some of this is erotic to be honest… He was bold towards her, but now she reciprocates with boldness of her own….    Well, that could get interesting.      I think so, but we'll let you read those on your own, though.     Okay- so, we're going to read three of her sonnets?     Yes, I want to.   I think it's nice to try to see a little bit of the progression we've been talking about- how they kind of show her evolving into her own understanding of her relationship.  We won't overdo the analysis thing because there are three of them- and we'll just try to enjoy them more holistically.  We'll start with 14, move to 22 and then finish with the famous 43- the one most people know.        Sonnet 14    If thou must love me, let it be for nought  Except for love's sake only. Do not say,  "I love her for her smile—her look—her way  Of speaking gently,—for a trick of thought  That falls in well with mine, and certes brought  A sense of pleasant ease on such a day"—  For these things in themselves, Belovèd, may  Be changed, or change for thee—and love, so wrought,  May be unwrought so. Neither love me for  Thine own dear pity's wiping my cheeks dry:  A creature might forget to weep, who bore  Thy comfort long, and lose thy love thereby!  But love me for love's sake, that evermore  Thou mayst love on, through love's eternity.      It seems very straightforward and easy to understand for me.      It really is.  Just to give a little introduction to the form, notice that it is in iambic pentamenter, that means there are five strong beats in every line- just like in most every other sonnet in the world. Also, just like Petrarch, there is a rhyme scheme abba abba cdcdcd. But, that's as far as she will follow Petrarch's model.  In fact, she's almost responding to Petrarch- don't love me like Petrarch loved Laura.   He loved her for stuff- for her smile, her look, her way… all that garbage… don't even love me for any cute thing I say, or even what you do for me and how it makes you feel to do stuff for me, like wipe tears from my cheeks- nonsense like that…I'm just not interested.  If we're going to do this love thing, we need to get past all that and figure out something much deeper …the smile and tears stuff isn't enough.    “Love me for love's sake, that evermore though mayst love, on, through love's eternity.”      Well, it's a very ornate style- and it's understandable in light of what we know about her own personal underconfidences that she would talk like this, but like I said before, I really enjoy seeing a mature woman experience a deep and intimate love- she's allowing herself to enjoy all the emotions of love like most people associate with you, but it's not immature love, it establishs reciprocal terms.       Another point I want to make before we read the next one, and this may be one of the reasons her poetry was so ill-received in the 20th century, EBB has no trouble exploring her doubts and underconfidences in her romantic relationship.  And we see that a little here, although the earlier ones had more of it.  She seems slightly concerned that if the love relies too much on the physical, it might be a bust.  Feminist critics of the 20th century didn't like that.  They said things like, she's lowering herself in the relationship when she should be promoting herself.  And there is a real sense that that is true- she clearly submits to Robert in these sonnets- on purpose- but here is the difference that I think has since redeemed her- it's a reciprocated submission- it's not something that Robert himself was not doing.  Today, as we read her poems, we aren't really offended by her vulnerability.  In fact, the honesty has been reinterpreted as confidence.  It takes quite a bit of sincerity and confidence to be openly underconfident and dependent- as paradoxical as it sounds.      Well, of course, I agree with that.  And I have to think, from a psychological point of view, that being in love and writing about how it makes you feel at age 39 as opposed to 19 is probably why she can be vulnerable about her self-doubts without coming across as weak and pitiful.  She's already been through the adolescent stuff as a totally separate issue, so as she tries to understand what about love is overwhelming her and making her feel so differently- she can separate what is unique about this particular love relationship from regular developmental issues of underconfidence or even the loving relationships she's already experienced from her family- which we have to remember- she'd been adored her entire life.      Let's read 22- we can see the tone has shifted.  There's been a progression from love me for love's sake to now WHEN we stand erect…the posture is very different.  Let's read it.        When our two souls stand up erect and strong,    Face to face, silent, drawing nigh and nigher,    Until the lengthening wings break into fire    At either curvèd point,—what bitter wrong    Can the earth do to us, that we should not long   Be here contented? Think. In mounting higher,    The angels would press on us and aspire    To drop some golden orb of perfect song    Into our deep, dear silence. Let us stay    Rather on earth, Belovèd,—where the unfit   Contrarious moods of men recoil away    And isolate pure spirits, and permit    A place to stand and love in for a day,    With darkness and the death-hour rounding it.    Again, we have the same iambic pentameter- five strong beats in every line.  We have the rhyme scheme Abba Abba cdcdcd.  But what we notice more than the rhyme change is the tone change.  Traditionally in the Petrarchean sonnet the first eight lines set up a question and then the second six lines answer it.  There's a turn.  In this one, the first eight lines or the octave are going to define the status of their love as it is now.  The last six will argue- quite untraditionally that they need to stop time and just stay in the present moment.      HA!!  Wouldn't that be nice to be able to do.      Yeah- but I guess it's a nice sentiment even if a bit unrealistic.  I guess that's why she can enjoy it.  I want to point out how much religious imagery she throws in here.  It's not two bodies- it's two souls- they are not constrained by physical restraints anymore- something she was all too familiar with.   I also want to point at how equal the two people in this poem are.  They are two souls- erect and strong- face to face- with wings breaking into fire- that's pretty cool imagery.- kind of like some mythical phoenix full of power and energy.    And yet, as cool as they would be, I would prefer to just stay here in this moment with you.  It's sweet.  Okay, ready for the last one…the famous sonnet 43, the second to last poem in the series- in many ways the concluding one.  In this one, she is going to summarize some of the arguments she's made throughout the other sonnets.  She is going to catalogue the eight ways of loving that she's been making for the last 42.  Let's read it and then we'll see how this famous love story ends.      How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.  I love thee to the depth and breadth and height  My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight  For the ends of being and ideal grace.  I love thee to the level of every day's  Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.  I love thee freely, as men strive for right.  I love thee purely, as they turn from praise.  I love thee with the passion put to use  In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith.  I love thee with a love I seemed to lose  With my lost saints. I love thee with the breath,  Smiles, tears, of all my life; and, if God choose,  I shall but love thee better after death.    By the end of EBB's sonnet sequence she has reshaped her understanding of love.  She has allowed herself to express her initial insecurities, walked us through her doubts and developed before us a full and complete discovery of what her romantic relationship means.   Again, she is using the same iambic pentameter- and the same abba abba cdcdcd.  It's simple.  It's obvious.  It's confident. Where in the first one we read, there was a lot of insecurity, the second a very confident equality, here she is asserting her own leadership.  I think she's ready to elope!!!    HA!!  I guess she is.  Again there is a lot of religious and Christian imagery- it even alludes to the Bible.  The languages borrows from St. Paul in his letter to the Ephesians where he describes Christ's love for humanity.      Exactly, she's expressing a completeness here- in every line she's showing us this cycle.  There's spiritual love, every day love, free and society love, virtuous love, passionate love, permanent love and finally eternal love- after death.    Well, how does their story end.      It's nice.  First of all, I forgot to tell you, they nicknamed their son, Pen.  That's cute.  After the elopement and the move to Italy, they had 15 years before Elizabeth's health finally gave out.  The story goes that on the day Elizabeth died, Robert lifted her up towards him and she kissed him repeatedly, even kissing the air after he put her back on her bed.  Robert was heard saying, “Beautiful, beautiful.”  After she breathed her last breath, he looked at her and said, “How she looks now, how perfectly beautiful.”  This was on June 29, 1861.  That autumn, Robert and Pen left Florence never to return.  He prepared and published her last works that he titled, “Last Poems”.  He was unselfishly pleased that even after her death, sales of her work exceeded his.      Browning stayed in England, gradually establishing a place in London society.  He did propose again to a woman named Louisa, Lady Ashburton, a rich and attractive widow in 1869.  However, he blew the proposal so badly that she turned him down.     You know bad proposals are some of the things America's Funniest Home Videos really taught us all to enjoy.  But how was his so bad.  I mean, he was a poet.  You'd think he could turn a line.       Oh, he turned a line for sure, but this stands out- even in a long list of bad proposals.   He literally told her that his heart lay buried with his wife in Florence and he really just wanted to marry her for the advantages it would give Pen.      Well, at least he was honest.      Yes, he was that- just honest and single.  He continued to write and to publish all the way until his death.  And he died in the same country as his wife.  He and his sister were vacationing in Venice, Italy.  He had bought a house there for Pen.  While in Venice, he caught a cold and died on December 12, 1878 there.  Today, EBB is buried in Florence, but ironically they did not ship Robert Brownings down to Florence to be buried with her.  He actually got a very prestigious placement.  Today Robert Browning's body rests in Westminster Abbey.    Wow, that's impressive and an interesting ending to this very famous romance.    Unless  it doesn't end the romance…according to Elizabeth, she was going to love him better after death.    Ha!!!  Well, there you go, perhaps she's set those wings on fire!!    Oh my, we've read way too many sonnets this week.  Next week, we are changing gears entirely.  If you're listening to this in real time, it's October 2021, Halloween season and we are starting The Haunting of Hill House by the American Shirley Jackson.  It's not my favorite sub-genre, but here we go…into the scary stuff!!!    Thanks for listening, please know we appreciate you spending time with us each week.  We hope you are enjoying exploring the classics with us.  If so, please help us by tweeting an episode, posting a link on Facebook or LinkedIn or simply texting an episode to a friend.  And if you're a teacher, Visit our website for teaching support.    Peace Out.     

Veronica Mars Investigations
VMI: Voluptuous Male Idiot (Play It Again Dick recap)

Veronica Mars Investigations

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 60:05


A LONG TIME AGO ON THE VERONICA MARS SPIN-OFF WEB SERIES PLAY IT AGAIN DICK: Ryan Hansen persuades the CW suits to let him make a pilot for a Dick Casablancas spin-off show. So then he has to persuade the Veronica Mars actors to come back to reprise their roles... And then they all film Private Dick! Wherein Dick Casablancas is a private detective investigating the murders of several beloved Veronica Mars characters. There are masks! Punchings! Sexytimes! Pull-ups! Ghost Cassidy Casablancas! And bikinis as funeral-wear! And a catchphrase that never really takes off? Oh and a big dance number. Twice. Join Jenny Owen Youngs and Helen Zaltzman to investigate the official but non-canonical Veronica Mars spin-off web series Play It Again, Dick, and contemplate such mysteries as why Madison Sinclair is the MVP of the piece, how there is so much filler in such a short show, and why the CW didn't commission a Wallace'n'cookies-focused spin-off The Great Wallace Bake-Off. Content note:Play It Again, Dick contains racist jokes and references to rape and suicide. For more about this episode, and to read the transcript, visit the podcast's official site VMIpod.com/piad. And to keep posted about what's coming up on the show, follow @VMIpod on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook and sign up for our mailing list at vmipod.com/vmimail. Next episode, our resident legal expert Lo Dodds will be LoDowning all the crimes that take place in Home Alone, so join us back on the pod for that mid-November! This episode was edited and mixed by Helen Zaltzman; the music is by Martin Austwick and Jenny Owen Youngs. We also have MERCH - get your pins to show your love for Weevil or non-love for milk at hellomerch.com/collections/veronica-mars-investigations. Our ad partner is Multitude. To sponsor episodes of the show, contact them at multitude.productions/ads. This episode is sponsored by: • If I Go Missing, The Witches Did It, a new thriller podcast where true crime and witchcraft meet! Listen to it wherever you obtained this podcast and at realm.fm. • Girlfriend Collective, sustainable, ethically made, size-inclusive activewear made from recycled trash. Get $25 off your purchase of $100 or more when you shop at girlfriend.com/veronica. • Dipsea, the app full of sexy stories and somnolent soundscapes. Get an extended 30 day free trial at DipseaStories.com/veronica. Support the show: https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=TWQYZDRGZUGH8&source=url See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

You've Got Hanks
Mad Men (2008) With Matt Czap

You've Got Hanks

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 15, 2021 55:39


Comedian and illustrator Matt Czap (@mattczap) joins me this week to discuss Colin Hanks in Season 2 of Mad Men. Was Colin the OG hot priest before Fleabag? This is the question we answer while also discussing the fashion of Mad Men and fun tie-in promotions. Also, Matt is the one who designed the lovely You've Got Hanks logo, so that's exciting as well! No "Call-in Colin" this week, but if you'd like to be a part of the next one, call ‪(805) 622-9667‬ & Hanks for listening! Theme Music by Zach Olsen (@realzacholsen) Artwork by Matt Czap (@mattczap) — SHOW INFORMATIONInstagram: Instagram Twitter: Twitter Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Subscribe: Spotify

Never Seen It with Kyle Ayers
Kyle Ayers Has Never Seen Greyhound

Never Seen It with Kyle Ayers

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 76:16


Kyle Ayers has never seen Greyhound, but he rewrote it, and we read his script. And I is he (real sentence). Sadly, our audio from the live show did not capture properly, so Kyle brings his script for Tom Hanks' Greyhound to a proper recording. He is joined by Todd Sklar and Daniel Shar.  Before the script even begins (around 28 minutes in) Kyle starts playing with a deep fake audio machine, and we play a round of Guess What Movie Trailer Kendrick Lamar is Describing Having Only Been Input Kyle's Dad's Trailer Game Transcribed. Thank you to everyone who came out to our live show in Chicago! Indescribable how nice it felt to be doing that again. Richmond, Raleigh, Charleston, Myrtle Beach, Wilmington, Asheville, Atlanta, please come check out Kyle live! Including a live Never Seen It in Asheville! Tickets at kyleayers.com/shows Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

OK, America?
Alles nur ein Spiel? Alles ein gewaltiges Geschäft

OK, America?

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 80:07


"Alle denken, Frauen sollten begeistert sein, wenn sie Krümel bekommen, aber ich will, dass sie den Kuchen, den Guss und die Kirsche obendrauf bekommen", sagte die ehemalige Weltklassetennisspielerin Billie Jean King einmal zur Debatte um Gleichberechtigung im Profisport. Ein Ziel, für das die US-Amerikanerin seit den Siebzigerjahren kämpft. Außer bei den Grand-Slam-Turnieren im Tennis ist das immer noch nicht erreicht. Und nun erschüttert ein Missbrauchsskandal die National Women's Soccer League. Zwei Trainer wurden entlassen, nachdem Spielerinnen sexuellen Missbrauch und emotionale Erpressung öffentlich gemacht hatten. Die Liga, die als progressiv gilt, in der aber nach wie vor überwiegend männliche Machtstrukturen dominieren, soll das über Jahre hinweg vertuscht haben. Über den Skandal diskutieren wir im US-Podcast. Und dann gibt es die großen Vier im US-Sport, die das große Geschäft machen: Football, Baseball, Basketball und Eishockey. Nach dem Jahr 2022 erhält allein die NFL, die Profiliga der Footballer, zehn Milliarden Dollar pro Jahr von den TV-Sendern für die Übertragungsrechte der Spiele. Wir sprechen außerdem über die Faszination des US-Sports, warum Collegesport so wichtig ist, erklären den Draft und wo es Gehaltsobergrenzen gibt, diskutieren die Magie von Spiel 7 im Basketball und warum Baseball live ein kulturelles Erlebnis ist, und spielen ein Spiel quer durch alle Sportarten mit Lieblingsathletinnen und -athleten und historischen Sportmomenten. Und im Get-out: Michael Lewis' "Moneyball" und die Buchverfilmung mit Brad Pitt, die Baseballgeschichten im "The New Yorker" von Roger Angell und der Film "A League of Their Own" mit Tom Hanks und Geena Davis. Der Podcast erscheint alle zwei Wochen donnerstags, die nächste Folge ausnahmsweise am 4. November. Sie erreichen uns per Mail an okamerica@zeit.de.

Animal Spirits Podcast
The 24/7 Stock Market (EP.226)

Animal Spirits Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 46:22


On today's show we talk about supply chain issues, why millennials don't drive minivans, what constitutes being rich, net worth by age, my favorite Tom Hanks movie, the difference between housing affordability and the right time to buy a house and much more.   Find complete shownotes on our blogs... Ben Carlson's A Wealth of Common Sense Michael Batnick's The Irrelevant Investor Like us on Facebook And feel free to shoot us an email at animalspiritspod@gmail.com with any feedback, questions, recommendations, or ideas for future topics of conversation.

Bollycast: A Bollywood/Hollywood Podcast
127 Venom 2 Review SRK daughter in Zoya Akhtar film, Gader 2 & Raveena Tandon come back

Bollycast: A Bollywood/Hollywood Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 13, 2021 126:23


DescriptionIn this episode, Sameer, Shah , Baloch & one and only Mr. Pointy  talk about the following0:00 Intro and random topics3:00 Sameer crazy story 09:00 RIP to our favorite comedian Umar Sharif 16:16 What we been watching  35:30 Game of Throne spin off House of Dragon trailer 50:25 Gadar 21:03:09 Raveena Tandon come back film Aranyak1:11:00 Shah Rukh Khan's daughter Suhana Khan to be launched by Zoya Akhtar in the Indian adaptation of the International comic book, Archie.1:33:00 Venom: Let There Be Carnage Review1:44:40 Spoiler reviewFollow, Like & Subscribe:On Facebook: BollyCastOn Twitter:@bollycastSubscribe to the show on  Apple Podcasts + leave us a review and rating to show your love.Follow The Hosts:Muhammed Baloch:@thatbrownguy420Sameer Dogra :@CuriousSameerShah Shahid:@theshahshahidAnoop: Only Fans... not reallyIf you like us to discuss a topic on the show. You can email us at bollycastpodcast@gmail.com 

We Make Books Podcast
Episode 71 - Villains vs. Antagonists

We Make Books Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 36:45


We Make Books is a podcast for writers and publishers, by writers and publishers and we want to hear from our listeners! Hit us up on our social media, linked below, and send us your questions, comments, and concerns for us to address in future episodes. We hope you enjoy We Make Books! Twitter: @WMBCast  |  @KindofKaelyn  |  @BittyBittyZap Instagram: @WMBCast  Patreon.com/WMBCast Episode Transcript (by TK @_torkz) [Upbeat Ukulele Intro Music] Rekka: This is We Make Books, a podcast about writing publishing and everything in between. Rekka is a published Science Fiction and Fantasy author, and Kaelyn is a professional genre fiction editor. Together, they'll tackle the things you never knew you never knew about getting a book from concept to finished product, with explanations, examples, and a lot of laughter. Get your moleskin notebook ready. It's time for We Make Books. We Make Books Ep. 71 Transcription Kaelyn: Today we're talking about villains and antagonists, and why they're not actually the same thing, except in the cases that they are. Rekka: Yes, exactly. K [overlapping]: [laughing] R: Perfect. I think that nails it. Sometimes they're not the same thing, sometimes they are. K: Yeah, and we'll kinda get to this but, most villains are antagonists - most, not all. Not all antagonists are villains. And in fact you will likely, in any given story, have multiple antagonists, not all of whom are the villain. I went through and really dug up all of this stuff; shockingly, the word ‘hero' is the one with the most definitions attached to it, and most different con - R: We're not talking about heroes today! We're not! K [overlapping]: Well we - but we have to, because we don't get villains without heroes, and we don't get antagonists without protagonists. Both villains and antagonists are defined and really only exist so that they can oppose or create conflict for the hero or protagonist. It kinda makes you wonder, if left to their own devices, maybe they're just a mad scientist in a lab somewhere. R: Maybe they're the hero of their own story. K: Yeah, and then suddenly someone shows up to fight them and now they're the bad guy. [laughing] R: “I was perfectly lawful and good until you showed up!” K: Exactly, yes. The basic difference between a villain and an antagonist is that an antagonist is somebody who is there to contend or oppose the main character, typically the protagonist of the story. They're there to create opposition. A villain is doing that, but they're evil. R: [laughs] K [laughing]: What they're doing is, the opposition that they're creating is either causing harm, causing suffering, will destroy the human race. It could be something more on a micro scale, where they've kidnapped the daughter of the main character; maybe they're trying to get their lemonade stand shut down so that they can sell lemonade that's gonna turn people into lizard people. An antagonist at the surface is just somebody who's doing things that's causing problems for the protagonist. They don't necessarily have to be evil. R: They could just be a rival. K: Yeah. Or any number of other things we're gonna get to here, but. And in fact as I mentioned, as you're reading a book, you're frequently gonna come across antagonists that are not actually evil. There's gonna be an antagonist who's the villain who may be evil at some point, not always, but there will be people that are antagonists. I will use an example that we love to use: Gideon the Ninth. Harrow definitely serves as an antagonist to Gideon through the book. But Harrow is not evil. R: Right. K: That's a great example of a villain operating without the audience knowing that the protagonist is coming into direct conflict with them because, we don't really find out who the villain of the story is until the very very end of it. Then we can look back and go like ‘Ah yes I see all of these things now.' The villain in the story, and spoilers if you haven't read Gideon the Ninth, but also if you listen to this podcast and you still haven't read it - R: You obviously are never going to read it at this point. K [laughing]: Yeah. The villain turns out to be Dulcinia, who is impersonating another character - and I stayed away, when writing notes for this and getting into the philosophical of what is evil and what is not - for these purposes we're gonna call her motives evil, in that she is trying to hunt down and destroy a lot of different people for her own reasons. The conflict that we come into there actually causes the antagonist and the protagonist in this, Gideon and Harrow, to sort of team up to oppose the actual villain, which by the way is a very common writing trope. Antagonists are a necessary component to any story even if they are not the source of central conflict. R: Yeah, because - and I know you're gonna lean into this example - but in Harry Potter, Draco Malfoy feels like he is central to everything in Harry's life, even though most of the time he just shows up to spew some awful thing he's overheard his parents say and then go away again. K: Draco is a good example of an antagonist who goes through a lot of different forms. Draco in the first few books of the series, he kinda shows up to make some comments and then leaves. He's not really doing much. Even in the second book when he's talking about the Chamber of Secrets and the heir of Slytherin and he actually is sitting around going ‘God I wish there was a way for me to help him' - well, okay, that's what minions do. Small antagonists. R: Most of the time everything that Draco Malfoy does or says is just to reinforce the fact that he's a jerk. K: Yeah, Draco just sorta pops up to remind all of us that there's Voldemort out there and his followers are terrible, because we don't see or interact directly with Voldemort for a lot of these books, so Draco's there to kind of remind us that he's out there. But then we finally get to book six, when Draco is given a very specific task to do: kill Dumbledore. And those listening at home, ‘okay well doesn't that make him a villain?' Well - does it? Because first of all he doesn't really actually wanna do this, but he has to. Second, he doesn't do it. At the end, he's not the one who carries this out. So again, everything's relative here. Because to Harry, he is just this thing that Harry feels he needs to track down and find out what's happening. You could go so far as to argue that Harry is creating his own conflict here, because if he just left Draco alone and went about his life trying to find these Horcruxes, things would've gone a lot smoother. R: [laughs] K: Dumbledore keeps telling Harry, ‘Hey. I got the Draco situation under control, don't worry about it.' Not in so many words and maybe if he had, again, things would've gone differently - R: You know what, communicating clearly is the antagonist of a plot. K: Okay. So that's interesting that you say that, because antagonists are not always people. R: Mhm. K: Antagonists can be certain external factors that the protagonist has to contend with. A good example of this is nature, in something like the movie Castaway. It's not evil - R [overlapping]: Okay. I was gonna say Deep Impact, like the meteor is not a villain, the meteor is an antagonist. K: Yeah. Exactly. It's not evil. The meteor or nature or something is not saying like, ‘Yes, I will destroy the world, and then also Tom Hanks.' [chuckles] R: If it can twirl its mustache, it might be a villain. K: It's just there, and it's something that the characters have to contend with. It can also be something supernatural; the thing I thought of off the top of my head was The Nothing in NeverEnding Story. It's operating unconsciously, if you will, in the sense that it doesn't seem to have nefarious purposes. It's just existing, and it's just growing. The characters are opposing it, they're trying to find a way to stop it, but it's not evil in and of itself. R: A hero trying to stop global warming is not fighting a villain. Unless - K: Ah, there's some villains in there. R: Yeah never mind, I take all that back. K: An antagonist can also be something like a society or an unjust system that the hero has to live and function in. The example that came to mind was Les Miserables. The main character, Jean Valjean, is sent to prison for stealing a loaf of bread because his sister and her children were starving. And we as the audience are meant to understand here that, while Javert - I believe is the name of the officer - is doing his duty by arresting him because he did commit theft, we understand that it is the dire circumstances of his society and his country that caused him to do this. His whole struggle and story is not only trying to lift himself up and overcome this system, but trying to one, make good on people he had hurt and things he had done in the process of this, but two, help other people that are also stuck in this system by hopefully coming up with a way to better it in the long run. I won't say overthrow it because he actively avoids that whole - R [overlapping]: Right. K: - part of the process in this story, but he is in his own way trying to get things to a better place. R: Yeah. K: I went through and just like, some ideas of antagonists who are not necessarily villains. We talked about Draco Malfoy - I will go to my grave saying that Draco is not a villain, he is first convenient exposition, and then an antagonist and an unwilling one at that. One of the ones I also thought of was Catra, from - R: Ah! K: - the first half of She-Ra, she kind of serves as sort of like a minion antagonist. R: Uh-huh. K: Her character evolves, and we'll talk about that as we continue to go through this. But she's an excellent example of just an antagonist. R: And again kind of like that rival thing - K: Yes. R: - like in anime or certain role playing video games, you always have the rival show up, and then by the end you are working with them to fight the actual villain. K: Another category is the conflict creators: people who are not evil, they don't have nefarious plots, but they're making the life of the main character unbearable. Mr. Darcy - R [overlapping]: [giggling] K: - from Pride and Prejudice is an excellent example of this. I threw the Lannisters on the list, and I'm sticking with the books - R: Right. K [laughing]: Not the TV show. R: So in this version, the Lannisters haven't managed to accomplish much yet. K: Yeah, exactly. Because, really, what are they doing? Are their motives evil? No, their motives are promoting and securing the prosperity and wellbeing of their family as much as possible. Now, they're doing things that again, evil being relative, we might look at this and go ‘oh they're evil.' I will choose the beheading of Ned Stark as a good example there. That's only evil to us because we like Ned Stark. R: Right. K: Because we look at him and see a good, just man who is being undone by his own kindness and mercy. The Lannisters look at him and go, ‘this guy's an idiot, and not only that he's a threat.' R: Mhm. K: ‘If we send him to the wall do you think his family is gonna go, ‘ah ok no problem, no harm no foul.'' Yeah, Joffrey's an impulsive little shit, who should not have done that and obviously messed up the plans of a lot of different third parties there, but from the perspective of the Lannisters he's right. R: Mhm. K: There was no reason to spare Ned Stark's life. R: It does start with the two incestuous Lannisters pushing a child out of a window though, so. K: Yes, and we can - that's a whole other episode about - R [overlapping]: [laughing] K: Well, trust me, I could do a whole episode about the evolution in literature, writing, and various media of using sexually-based components of character's personalities to demonstrate that they're evil. R: Mhm. K: But yes, this isn't to say that Jamie and Cersei themselves aren't evil, but the Lannisters as a whole are conflict creators. R: Okay. K: And within there they're all opposing each other in certain ways, but they're all kind of presenting a united front. R: The Lannister corporate machine. K: Yeah exactly. Casterly Rock incorporated. They're all presenting a united front in the promotion and wellbeing of their own family. There's obviously a lot of stuff going on there that we the audience know about, but pretend you're an outside observer in Westeros. Apart from some slight patricide - R: [laughs] K: - but that's okay, because that was the member of the family who we just barely put up with and obviously there was something wrong with him and we probably should've thrown him down a well a long time ago. R: Are you talking about Tyrion or are you talking about Tywin - K: Both, but from the perspective of the Lannisters, Tyrion. [laughing] R [overlapping]: [laughing] K: You can recover from that one, because of course there was something off about him, look at him. Never mind that he's the smartest and, actually, most caring member of their family, but y'know. That's not important, apparently. I made up an antagonist category that I'm calling “general pains in the ass.”  R: [laughing] K: [laughs] Where they are not necessarily doing anything, but their existence is just infuriating to the point that it's creating conflict for the protagonist. The one that I always love to point to is Gary from Pokémon. R: Mm. K: Who's just Ash's rival but it's a very hilariously one-sided rivalry.  R: Right, right. K: [laughs] The other one that I think is very good is actually: Sailor Moon, Tuxedo Mask in the anime. Because he is also trying to get the rainbow crystals.  R: Right. K: In a pain-in-the-ass antagonist - I would throw Rei in there. R: [laughs] Yeah, there you go. K: Again, the anime - the manga did not go into this, but they're constantly fighting over who's gonna be the better this-or-that, and who's doing the better job, and again, it creates conflict for Usagi because Rei is hyper-confident and very good at this, and Usagi is not, at all.  R: Right. It has more to do with Rei just constantly criticizing her and making her progression slower than anything else.  K: Yeah, you'll notice there's a lot of overlap here because apart from being a general pain in the ass in that scenario, Rei is also a conflict creator.  R: Yeah. K: The last one that gets a little philosophical is the protagonist themselves. Holden Caulfield is of course the standout example here, but I would take anybody that can't get out of their own way and put them on this list. One of the thoughts I came up with was Anakin Skywalker.  R: Okay. K: More with the Clone Wars TV show as a better example of that, but you certainly see it through the prequels as well. Has a set of morals and code that he lives by that is in direct conflict with what the Jedi are teaching him and telling him to do. R: Mhm. K: And that's an excellent case study into a descent into villany by having a singular goal and taking more and more extreme measures to meet it. R: Like Draco, there's somebody that is coaching him and trying to lead him in a direction that he wouldn't have chosen on his own almost at any point.  K: I'm not sure I agree with that, because what we see Anakin do over and over again, his singular motivation-- and this is, by the way, his antagonistic component-- is “protect my friends and loved ones.” R: Mhm. K: And so he's willing to take more and more extreme measures that in some cases are going to get him in trouble, he's going to have to go in front of the Jedi Council and go ‘I'm really sorry I did that, but I did save Obi-Wan, so I think it all works out in the end.' And you've got Yoda silently screaming in his head, going ‘This is not what Jedi are supposed to do, this is dangerous.' R: Yeah. K: But then also, it gets him to a point where his moral code is coming into conflict with what is important to him. So, yes I killed a bunch of people on a spaceship, but I saved all of the Senators and the Jedi on it. Well, now I've killed a bunch of children because I thought it was going to save my pregnant wife.  R: Mhm. K: And we're getting to a point where he can't differentiate those two things from one another because in the end you're still saving something or someone important.  R: Right. But I still think that - K [overlapping]: Oh, yes, having Palpatine - R [overlapping]: that progression -  K: - breathing in his ear for the whole time was not helping. [laughing] R: Yeah, that was an outside influence that encouraged that progression. K: Absolutely, yeah. So, that's another antagonistic force - that is an external factor, people attempting to influence the protagonist.  R: Mhm. K: So, we talked a lot about antagonists, and as we said, most villains - not all - most villains are antagonists but not all antagonists are villains. In order to be a villain, you gotta be evil. You have to be a quote-unquote “bad guy.” And you've gotta be doing something that is bad, something that's hurting either a people, or an entity, maybe nature, or a planet itself. Typically, you've got selfish motivations here. R: Mhm. K: Sometimes you have no motivations, and we'll get into that, because the pure evil villains are one of my favorite villains. But, villains are working to destroy a heroic purpose or protagonist. They may not know that that's what they're doing, but they're doing it. Some villains go their whole story without realizing that there's somebody working their way up to opposing them, because their protagonist is such a little miniscule blip on the scale of this evil plan here that they didn't even know someone was opposing them. Villains, they have to be bad. They don't exist in a vacuum. Y'know, we used the idea of the mad scientist who doesn't know he's the bad guy -  R: Mhm. K: - until someone shows up to fight him. If that guy's just left in his lab making some little itty bitty Frankenstein monsters to run around and help him with his experiments and things, then he never leaves and nothing bad ever happens, and the new Frankenstein monsters are happy with their existence, he's not a villain! [laughs] However, if he's oppressing those little Frankenstein monster guys, or maybe they're escaping out into the world and doing bad things to people that they encounter, that then starts to move him into the realm of villain.  R: Now, what if he's in his lab and his experiments are destroying the planet outside the lab, but he never leaves and he never realizes, and the Frankenstein [ed.: monster]s are happy?  K: Yeah, so this is where it gets weird, because what he's doing is evil but he's not doing it on purpose.  R: Mm. K: I'm trying to think what the classification for that would be. An unwilling villain, essentially. Maybe more of an antagonist at that point. I'm trying to come up with an example of something where somebody shows up and informs a scientist or creator doing something that what they're doing is having a negative impact on the world around it and they had no idea.  R: There is an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation where they go to a planet where the people on the planet basically take some of the children off the Enterprise because they can't have children themselves, and the crew is able to convince them that it's their very powerful computer system that's causing radiation that's preventing them from being healthy, and that it would happen to the kids too if they stayed, and so on and so forth.  K: Yeah, I'm trying to - like, this one isn't necessarily as good an example, but in Ender's Game, at the very end we find out that the conflict, this whole giant conflict, kind of began almost on a misunderstanding that the human population encountered alien life in the form of bugs that were a hivemind.  R: Mhm. K: And the bugs killed all of the humans they encountered not understanding that there was a life form out there that wasn't a hivemind. Because from their perspective, it didn't matter if a few soldiers got killed, they were just essentially vessels for the larger collective consciousness. They didn't understand the - R [overlapping]: Right. Individuality. K: Yeah. So, that started them as an antagonist, but then this war escalates and escalates and, that one I don't know if we can come up with “villain” and whether sides are evil, at that point, but. With villains, they might not even need to know that they're directly opposing the main character. The biggest difference between the villain and the antagonist is that sometimes, but not always, the antagonist forms more of a plot role. It's somebody to be there to create conflict, to move the story along, or to motivate the protagonist. It's somebody who may provide opportunities for growth for the protagonist as well, again through opposition. K: Everything is opposition and conflict for antagonists. Antagonists, they can be friends or friendly rivals of the protagonist, but they are a plot role, they are helping to develop and move the character and the stories along. A villain is a character type. This is a potentially necessary component of the story, depending on the type of story that you're telling, and they have a role to serve within that. They have to be the central point of conflict for evil reasons, to give the character something moral and good and just to fight for and overcome. If this sounds contrived, or this sounds pedantic, I don't know what to tell you because this is literature. [laughs] R: [laughing] Yeah. K: This is - you will find this across all of human history in literature, the conflict between good and evil. That is the central focus of it. And listen, what we consider good and what we consider evil varies from culture to culture, time to time. Heroes don't fit a certain set of criteria across all cultures. If you go back and read any Greek myth, and what they consider to be heroes, most of these guys were assholes. Like, really bad people. But they did heroic things, and they lived in ways that were acceptable to the ancient Greeks.  R: Mhm. K: So therefore they were heroes. The Greeks are really interesting in that they did not write what was idealized, but what was true. So even though we know that the way they conducted their society, the way they lived and acted, is abhorrent to us, at the time it was acceptable. Not only acceptable, but encouraged.  R: Right. Perhaps even seen as heroic behavior.  K [overlapping]: To that end—yeah. To that end, evil is the same way.  R: Mhm. K: I'm gonna throw one last monkey wrench [laughs] into this - the villain, as we kept saying, most villains but not all are antagonists, because sometimes the villain's the protagonist. The villain is only the antagonist when they're not the main character of the story, when they're just serving as the sense of conflict. But sometimes in stories, the villain, who is evil and is doing evil things, is the protagonist, is the main character that we're following. Two of my favorite examples of this are Light from Death Note and Dexter from Dexter. Light is a teenager with a god complex who I wouldn't even say “starts off trying to do right in the world,” because if you watch the series really he's just experimenting using bad people until he gets the plan figured out. But, for those who are unfamiliar, Death Note is an outstanding anime that I highly recommend about a teenager who comes across a notebook that is stolen from a Japanese death god and learns that the names he writes in the notebook will die. And he gets more and more specific about specifying “will die at this time,” “will die in this way,” et cetera. And enters into this whole cat-and-mouse psychological thriller thing with himself and the police that are trying to stop this serial killer that they don't understand.  R: Right. K: The whole thing turns into this god complex of him establishing rules of what he thinks are right and wrong and threatening the entire world with what would basically be instantaneous death at his whim if they don't adhere to it. So let's be clear, Light is evil. He is killing people because they're not acting the way he wants them to. But he is the main character and the protagonist of the story, and if you watch it you find yourself cheering for him outwitting the police, outwitting this detective. One of the detectives, by the way, is his father. And you're still goin,g “Come on, Light, you can get yourself out of this one!” Dexter Morgan from Dexter is another good example. Dexter is a serial killer. Dexter has kill rooms where he duct tapes people to tables, ritualistically stabs them, chops the bodies up, and drops them in the water off the coast of Miami.  R: Mhm. K: Dexter also has a complex set of morality that he adheres to, and Dexter is a little bit different because he doesn't want to do these things, he wishes he wasn't like this, but he knows that he is and there's nothing he can do about it. The books are a little stranger about this than the TV show. So he's channeling his awfulness into only killing murderers.  R: Right, and the rules of morality that he follows are not actually his morals.  K: Yeah. R: They were given to him. K: Yes. As a way to hopefully help maintain and control him. But he's still killing people. And he's still operating outside the justice system. He's very careful about gathering all the evidence and knowing “yes, this person's definitely a murderer,” but he's still serving as judge, jury, and executioner without giving anyone the benefit of due process. In his mind it doesn't matter why you killed somebody. You killed somebody. And it's coming less from a place of morality than an opportunity to be an outlet for his own base urges. Villains can be protagonists. Just because somebody is the main character of the story doesn't necessarily mean that they're good.  R: In fact, I feel a little bit better about some books thinking about it that way. [laughs] K: Yeah, absolutely. And, look, there's a whole thing you can get into with the hero vs. the antihero, and what is considered heroic and what is considered acceptable; god, I think there's been entire books written about this, with Superman as a core component there. It is very nuanced to kind of sort these things out of where the line is between hero and villain, and even more so where the line is between antagonist and villain. At what point do you stop being just an inconvenience or a pain in the butt that someone's gotta deal with and become somebody who is an active threat to not just the protagonist but potentially those around them as well? R: I know a book can have antagonists and villains, we've established several that do. Can you have a book with more than one villain?  K: Absolutely!  R: How do they not just sort of shrink down to become antagonists, then, if there's more than one? Or is it just because of their behavior being evil? K: Let's go back to another favorite of ours, Avatar: the Last Airbender. I would make the argument that both Azula and Ozai are villains. I think there are definitely people who would take Azula and put her more in the antagonist category; I disagree, she's evil, she has evil motivations. She also wants to conquer and subjugate the entire world and is willing to burn it down to do it. Hers and her father's ideologies and motives line up pretty closely. The difference is that Ozai sits in this palace and we don't see him for most of the series, and Azula's out there running amuck. R: So one can be a subordinate of the other, and they can both still be villains. K: Absolutely, yeah. And villains can work together, we got the superhero team ups on villains all the time. Dunno if you ever watched Venture Bros. - R: Yeah. K: - but the Guild of Calamitous Intent is one of my favorites, not that they're all teaming up against the same protagonist there. But yeah you absolutely can have multiple villains; one who is working under or for the other. You could have minions that are villains, as long as their intentions are evil. To that end with Avatar I would say Ty Lee and Mai are antagonists, not villains. Because they're minions who are kinda just there to do what Azula says but like, they don't necessarily want to burn down and subjugate the rest of the world, they're just sort of along for the ride. I think with multiple villains, a lot of times when you see that you're kind of dealing with an ensemble cast, and everyone's gonna sort of have a little area they have to go break off into. But not always, look at Star Wars. Yeah, Darth Vader was redeemed at the end, but you had two evil villains one right after the other, and again we're kinda seeing the same power dynamic as Azula and Ozai. K: To kind of round all of this out, villains are evil. And they usually have to have some sort of evil motivation or plan or action to match this. They might be so evil that they aren't even aware that everyone knows they're evil and is trying to stop them. Villains do not necessarily have to come in immediate direct conflict with protagonists in order to be villains. They can just be out there doing their little villain evil plan thing and not even know that someone's coming to fight them to the death until that person shows up to do so. They don't have to be directly opposed to the protagonist. In some cases, they can be the protagonist. But they've gotta have bad intentions. R: For the thrill of having bad intentions. K: Some of it can be for the thrill. The pure villains, those are my favorite ones, the ones that we never quite find out why they're doing what they're doing, they're just doing it. I use the example of Maleficent, from the original Sleeping Beauty movie, not the Angelina Jolie with lots of backstory and sympathetic character origins. Maleficent shows up, she's mad that she didn't get invited to the party but we kind of all get the impression that there's a reason she wasn't, but nobody quite knows what it is or what's going on here. R: Because we knew she would make a scene! K [laughing]: I think it's because she showed up and cursed the princess. R: So they saw that coming, you're saying. K: Yeah maybe. R: Even though the exact way to prevent that, according to Maleficent, would've been to invite her. K: The logic gets a little circular there, to be sure. [laughs] But yeah so, the villain is a character type, it's not a plot role. The villain is not always necessarily there to advance the protagonist or the plot. They certainly can, but they're not doing it directly all the time. R: Mhm. K: This is, villains are one of those sometimes-but-not-always-except-for-this-and-then-that-happens kind of situation. Antagonists on the other hand, they're not necessarily evil, they can be actually just regular cool decent normal people who happen to have a conflicting agenda with the protagonist. They just want different things. Last week we did MacGuffins. The antagonist may just be running around after their own MacGuffin, and for some reason that's causing problems for the protagonist. Maybe they also want that MacGuffin for a completely different reason, one that is mutually exclusive of what the antagonist wants; they can't team up there. Or maybe they just also wanna have the top spot at the dojo, and so they're gonna be in conflict with the protagonist there. The thing that makes the antagonist an antagonist is that they are opposed to the protagonist, and they will cause conflicts with the story's main character. It's a plot role, and it doesn't necessarily speak to the character's personality or motivations. They are there to create and cause conflict for the main character to either resolve, oppose, or fall to. R: So when I proposed this topic to you, I kind of thought of antagonists as mini-bosses and the villain as the big boss, thinking of video games and the way that's usually structured. So, this is unexpected. K [laughing]: Listen, an antagonist can be a mini-boss. It's all about motivations. R: But they can also just be that person living their life that has always bugged you because they microwaved fish in the lunchroom that one time. K: That person might be a villain. R: [laughs] Just wanna contradict me at every turn. K: I dunno, somebody who microwaves fish, that seems like evil intentions to me. [laughing] R: Look, they live with the consequences of that decision for the rest of their life. K: That's very very true. Anyway, so, Rekka any - R: Can an antagonist be the protagonist? K: No, those are mutually exclusive yeah. There's somebody who is not evil and they're the main character of the story, they're the protagonist. R: So they don't have a goatee or a mustache to twirl, and they're the main character, then they're the protagonist every time. K: Yes. The primary component for being the protagonist is that the story is about you, you're the principal character. If you are serving in an antagonistic role as the protagonist, you're still the protagonist, you're just a jerk. R: So when I get up and look in the mirror in the morning and I say, “Hey, butthead,” I'm still the protagonist of my life. K: You are both the protagonist and antagonist of your own life, yes. R: That feels accurate. K: [laughing] I think most of us are. R: Yeah. K: Well we said, a good example of an antagonist is the character themselves. R: Yep. Alright, I think I get it. K: We can always come back and talk more about it, because this one was fun to do some research on and get some thoughts together. R: So you would say that a book or a story plot requires an antagonist but doesn't necessarily require a villain. K: Yes, definitely. R: And the protagonist is completely optional. K: Yes, we're just gonna have a bunch of antagonists running around causing conflict for each other. Well, I think that's pretty much every murder mystery, so. R: So if it's a third person omniscient, and there is no main POV, we can have a book with no protagonist. Got it. K: I feel like you're trying to trick me into something but I don't know what. [laughing] R: I'm antagonizing you, I'm sorry. K: It's an important thing to do. R: As an editor you need to have your feathers ruffled every now and then. K: It creates conflict, and conflict creates growth. R: And plot. K: And plot. [laughing] But yeah thank you so much for listening everyone as always, hopefully this was helpful information, I know this was a lot of mincing of minute details, but - R: Yeah I mean maybe this was the episode you never knew you never wanted but - K [overlapping]: [laughs] R: - if there is an episode topic that you do know you want, you can find us on Twitter and Instagram @WMBcast, and you can also find us at patreon.com/WMBcast. And we'd love to hear your suggestions for topics or questions. If we have confused you in any way, then you can blame Kaelyn, and also let us know and we'll try to fix that. Thanks everyone! K: Thank you so much.

Industry Standard w/ Barry Katz
George Wallace (Best of, Part 2 of 2)

Industry Standard w/ Barry Katz

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 40:15


GEORGE WALLACE is an award-winning stand-up comic and renowned Vegas headliner, having also established a successful T.V. and film career that has spanned four decades. One of his first jobs in the entertainment field was working as a writer for legendary comedian Redd Foxx and on the big screen, he made the most out of supporting roles in such films as “Things are Tough All Over,” “Punchline” (starring Tom Hanks and Sally Field), “A Rage in Harlem,” with Gregory Hines and Forest Whitaker, and the Coen Brothers film “The Ladykillers” as well as appearances on such T.V. shows as “Seinfeld” and “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” In 1995, he won the American Comedy Award for Best Male stand-up performer- the same year he appeared as the mayor of Gotham City in “Batman Forever.” Additionally, he was features in his own HBO “One Night Stand.” In 2004, Wallace appeared as the headlining star of his own show at The Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas for a 30 day run. Sin city showed its admiration by extending Wallace's contract indefinitely and nicknaming him “The new Mr. Vegas.” Wallace was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2013 “Soul Train/ Centric Comedy All-Start Awards;” and won Best Stand-Up Comedian at the prestigious American Comedy Awards after four consecutive nominations. His first book, “Laff It Off!” (Chaite Press), now in its third printing, was published in 2014 and is a tome of life's wisdom, humor, and insight from a lifetime of his observations. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Best Film Ever
Episode 91 - That Thing You Do

Best Film Ever

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 130:36


How did we get here? I led you here for I am Spartacus.  Join your favourite TransAtlantic podcasting crew – Ian, Liam, and Ethan - Georgia got held back by security - as we review the 1996 Tom Hanks penned film as it celebrates its 25th anniversary.  We're still wondering what happened to the Oneders it our 91st episode as we discuss: When Tom Hanks found the time to write That Thing You Do The plethora of Beatles references present here What George Harrison did for Ringo Starr after the Beatles' drummer was away for a bit and how Oasis paid reference to it Are Guy and Tina a believeable couple? Why did the film cut so much material and how does it hurt the film If Rita Wilson is the most attractive woman in this film We've got an exciting announcement for the new year Whether or not That Thing You Do is the Best Film Ever. Support the BFE with a donation at https://linktr.ee/bestfilmeverpod Buy some BFE merch at https://my-store-b4e4d4.creator-spring.com/ Massive thanks to Lex Van Den Berghe for the use of 'Mistake' by Luckydog.  Catch more from Lex's new band, The Maids of Honor at https://soundcloud.com/themaidsofhonor Also massive thanks to Moonlight Social for our age game theme song.  You can catch more from them at https://www.moonlightsocialmusic.com/ Timestamps for this episode: 0:00 - Opening Banter 10:30 - Shoutouts 24:40 - Deep Dive 1:36:45 - Endgame

Industry Standard w/ Barry Katz
George Wallace (Best of, Part 1 of 2)

Industry Standard w/ Barry Katz

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 37:56


GEORGE WALLACE is an award-winning stand-up comic and renowned Vegas headliner, having also established a successful T.V. and film career that has spanned four decades. One of his first jobs in the entertainment field was working as a writer for legendary comedian Redd Foxx and on the big screen, he made the most out of supporting roles in such films as “Things are Tough All Over,” “Punchline” (starring Tom Hanks and Sally Field), “A Rage in Harlem,” with Gregory Hines and Forest Whitaker, and the Coen Brothers film “The Ladykillers” as well as appearances on such T.V. shows as “Seinfeld” and “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.” In 1995, he won the American Comedy Award for Best Male stand-up performer- the same year he appeared as the mayor of Gotham City in “Batman Forever.” Additionally, he was features in his own HBO “One Night Stand.” In 2004, Wallace appeared as the headlining star of his own show at The Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas for a 30 day run. Sin city showed its admiration by extending Wallace's contract indefinitely and nicknaming him “The new Mr. Vegas.” Wallace was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2013 “Soul Train/ Centric Comedy All-Start Awards;” and won Best Stand-Up Comedian at the prestigious American Comedy Awards after four consecutive nominations. His first book, “Laff It Off!” (Chaite Press), now in its third printing, was published in 2014 and is a tome of life's wisdom, humor, and insight from a lifetime of his observations. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

Bait and Switch Podcast
S4 E26A - Mike Bavido - An Extra Life

Bait and Switch Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 10, 2021 27:19


Our guest, Mike Bavido, has been cast as an extra on several movies throughout the years, including Nothing in Common, Rookie of the Year and Public Enemies. Mike tells us all about what it's like being on the set of a feature film, who you can and can't talk to and what's involved in shooting a scene in a movie. We also get to hear some amusing stories about Mike's encounters with the likes of Tom Hanks, Gary Busey and Christian Bale. Enjoy!

Your New Opinion
Your New Opinion - Ep. 237: Team Sports

Your New Opinion

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 42:50


Should team sports be encouraged? That's the question that the boys kick around this week. Nick tries to score a few points for saying that yes, team sports should be encouraged. Meanwhile Ryan takes the field arguing against team sports. Judge Ben, who supplied this week's topic, will have to choose a winner at the end. Discussion points include: sweaty shinguards, beer leagues, soccer moms, teamwork, CTE, group showers, Sonny Bono, bonus income, swinging, and Tom Hanks playing singles volleyball.

You've Got Hanks
W. (2008) With Dennis Curlett

You've Got Hanks

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 8, 2021 60:16


Things get political this week, because we're talking W. (2008) with my good friend and director of Paradox Lost, Dennis Curlett (@futuremedennisc). This movie was weird, and we couldn't tell if it was a satire or serious. What we do know is this movie will definitely take you back to the early 2000s trauma you probably suppressed, so there's that. Also, Warped Tour and Thanos! No "Call-in Colin" this week, but if you'd like to be a part of the next one, call ‪(805) 622-9667‬ & Hanks for listening! Theme Music by Zach Olsen (@realzacholsen) Artwork by Matt Czap (@mattczap) — SHOW INFORMATIONInstagram: Instagram Twitter: Twitter Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Subscribe: Spotify

Radio ITVT
Televisionation: Screen Culture: Media Scholar and Producer, David Craig

Radio ITVT

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 60:20


ITVT is pleased to present the latest episode of Televisionation: Screen Culture, our new video series exploring the symbiotic relationship between culture and filmed content—television, streaming, and cinema. Hosted by fandom expert Lisa Crawford, Screen Culture was created for thoughtful discussions about the impact of premium filmed content on today's society. In this episode, Lisa is joined by David Craig, a media scholar, producer, and former network executive. He is Clinical Professor at the University of Southern California's Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and Visiting Professor in the Institute of Cultural and Creative Industries at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. With Stuart Cunningham, he is the co-author or co-editor of multiple books, journal articles, and chapters about the social media entertainment and wanghong industries, including Creator Culture, Wanghong as Social Media Entertainment in China, and Social Media Entertainment. Prior to academia, in addition to LGBTQ media activism, David was a Hollywood producer and network programming executive responsible for over 30 projects that garnered over 70 Emmy, Golden Globe, and Peabody nominations. David and Lisa discuss the goal of his first career in Hollywood—to become a “teacher” and create social impact through filmed content. He outlines cultural activism applied through the TV movie format over decades. He notes the responsibility taken up by many producers, network executives, and talent (including Ava DuVernay, Tom Hanks, and Brad Pitt through their respective producing work) to advocate for social change and representation. They expand on David's published works with collaborator Stuart Cunningham, particularly the recent anthology Creator Culture and their first book, Social Media Entertainment, a comprehensive history and analysis of social media creators and their role in culture and media. Finally, David and Lisa cover his inclination to be positive about the impact of social media entertainment and: The similarities, differences, and “tension” between the approaches of social media platforms and traditional media companiesThe rise of wanghong (“Internet famous”) or the social media entertainment industry in China, the technological advancement and growing global presence of China-based platformsThe cultural impact of creators in amplifying social and political issues, including the experience of underrepresented groupsThe politics of platforms Social handle:Twitter @Producing2Power Archive: https://tvotshow.com/televisionation

Criterion CULT Film Podcast
EP 49 (Eating Raoul/The ‘Burbs)

Criterion CULT Film Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 62:17


Welcome, CULT members to the Criteiron CULT Film Podcast. This month we are celebrating Halloween and to get in the spirit we are doing all horror related films this month. And to kick of the season were watching Eating Raoul ('82) from director Paul Bartel and starring Mary Woronov, Paul Bartel, and Robert Belterman. And to pair the film host Armando is bringing Joe Dante's cult classic The ‘Burbs ('89) starring Tom Hanks, Carrie Fisher, and Bruce Dern. So get spooky with the CULT and join us and listen to the Criterion CULT Film Podcast.

WhatCulture
10 Actors Who Almost Died Because Of Intense Method Acting - Tom Hanks! Robert De Niro! Gerard Butler! Sylvester Stallone Gets Hospitalised By Dolph Lundgren?!

WhatCulture

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 7:24


Taking method to a whole new level. Jules Gill presents 10 Actors Who Almost Died Because Of Intense Method Acting... See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Beats and Speaks Podcast
Episode 227 - "Finch" Trailer Review (Tom Hanks)

Beats and Speaks Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 6:55


"Finch" Trailer Review (Tom Hanks). Thank you. Please enjoy, watch, and listen to find out. Thank you. Enjoy and please subscribe. Thank you. Video Upload Schedule:Mondays: Entertainment, TV, Movies, Occasional 2nd Video Wednesdays: Wrestling Fridays: Entertainment, TV, Movies, Occasional 2nd Video???? Subscribe Here: http://bit.ly/2gHZFohWatch the "Finch" Trailer Here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DMfvQbP8cEWatch This Episode Here:https://youtu.be/U0lpegCRTG8 Hosted, directed, edited, and produced by: Leigh Dickey for Leigh Dickey Media #Finch #TomHanks #FinchTrailer#TrailerReaction#TrailerReviewFollow The Fun on Social Media:???? Website: http://www.leightdickey.com???? More Content: https://linktr.ee/leightdickey???? Get in Touch/Business Inquiries: LEIGHTDICKEY@GMAIL.COM???? Subscribe to Leigh Dickey TV on YouTube: http://bit.ly/2gHZFoh???? Beats and Speaks Podcast: https://link.chtbl.com/bxoZzIRO???? Yo, Nostalgia: https://link.chtbl.com/7Qy7Isjj???? Pinfall - A Pro Wrestling Podcast: https://link.chtbl.com/Ws9igxEg???? Leigh on Wrestling Facebook Group: https://bit.ly/38a6CW9???? Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LeighTDickey???? Facebook Group :https://bit.ly/3xqLt4p???? Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leightdickey???? Twitter: https://twitter.com/LeighTDickey???? TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@leighdickeytvAbout Me:Leigh Dickey | Host, Comedian, Actor, Voice Over Artist, and Producer.Hi there,Welcome to my channel. My name is Leigh Dickey, and I am a host, comedian, actor, voice over artist, and producer. I have spent my life in front of audiences, on camera, on air, and in recording studios.On Leigh Dickey TV you will find, stand up and sketch comedy videos, product reviews, vlogs, commentaries, podcasts, and so much more. Thanks for stopping by. Don't forget to comment, like, share, and subscribe. Thank you.Featured Music Track: "Ms. Victoria (There She Goes)"Written, Produced, and Performed by: Leigh DickeyRegistered to Leigh Tenebro-Dickey through SOCAN/BMI(C) Copyright 2017, Leigh DickeyBuy "Ms. Victoria (There She Goes) on LEIGHTDICKEY.COMtinyurl.com/y5669f7pBuy "Ms. Victoria (There She Goes)" on iTunes/Stream on Apple Music: https://itun.es/ca/BBLkkbBuy "Ms. Victoria (There She Goes)" on Amazon:https://goo.gl/sbiEftBuy "Ms. Victoria (There She Goes)" on Google Play: https://goo.gl/9sGKl4Stream "Ms. Victoria (There She Goes)" on Spotify: https://goo.gl/cCIvkU(C) Copyright 2021, Leigh Dickey and Leigh Dickey Media

Bald Movies
That Thing You Do (1996)

Bald Movies

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 63:53


It's the 25th anniversary of That Thing You Do! It's a whirlwind movie about the rise and fall of a fake 1950s pop band that popped right out of the Beatles mold. A bunch of young 90s names including Liv Tyler, Steve Zahn, Tom Everett Scott, and Charlize Theron are all wrangled by a very serious, but likeable Tom Hanks. We both love this movie and it's a ton of fun so check out the podcast. Check out https://support.baldmove.com/ to find out how you can gain access to ALL of our premium content, as well as ad-free versions of the podcasts, for just $5 a month! Join the discussion: Email | Discord | Reddit | Forums Follow us: Twitch | YouTube | Twitter | Instagram | Facebook Leave Us A Review on Apple Podcasts Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Kenobi's Corner
Ep 279 - Vemon Is Back

Kenobi's Corner

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2021 52:35


Episode 279: It's dangerous out there, you don't have to go it alone. This week our heroes come in pairs. We get a first look at The Last of Us and Joel and Ellie are looking good. Tom Hanks and Chappie team up the post apocalyptic landscape in Apple TV+'s Finch. Venom is his own best friend in his sophomore flick, there will be Carnage. Although Eric saw it alone, he gets to share it with all of you together with Jonathan. All this and more. Enjoy! First look at the Last of Us https://twitter.com/Naughty_Dog/status/1442293121346248711?s=20 Hellbound: https://youtu.be/LuLoOqcM72k Finch https://youtu.be/-0bYWnP3jH4 Officially Enchanted trailer https://youtu.be/CaimKeDcudo What the Flux https://collider.com/aeon-flux-tv-show-reboot-paramount-plus/ Netflex https://deadline.com/2021/09/bridgerton-stranger-things-scarlett-johansson-netflix-ted-sarandos-code-conference-interview-1234845341/ Widower https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/business/business-news/scarlett-johansson-disney-settle-black-widow-lawsuit-1235022598/ Watched: Venom : There Will be Carnage Free Guy (again)(for a better time, at home) Find all our links here: https://linktr.ee/kenobiscorner

BravoConfessionals
Andrew Werner: More to the Story, Celebrity Photographer, Stylist, Fleur'd Pins creator

BravoConfessionals

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 1, 2021 21:38


Andrew Werner is a celebrity photographer and creator of Fleur'd Pins, the newest and best lapel company! Werner's creative mind and artistic touch brings Fleur'd Pins to life. These beautiful lapels have been seen all over the runways and at major celebrity events, being worn by greats such as Tom Hanks, America's Next Top Model Miss J, and former President Bill Clinton. It was such a pleasure to get to know Andrew a little bit better, and we can't wait to share his story with you.http://www.confessionalmagazine.com*25% of all income made by Confessional Magazine via donations and elsewhere goes directly towards Felicia Merritt's journey with Multiple Sclerosis. Support the Magazine: https://paypal.com/ConfessionalMagazine#andrewwerner #placeswithoutfaces #fleurd #fleurdpins #lapel #celebrityphotographer #lavernecox #tomhanks #moretothestory #taylorharrington #confessionalmagazine #interviewmagazine #celebrityinterview #billclinton #missj #jalexander #antm #americasnexttopmodel #runway #fashion #runwayfashionSupport the show (https://paypal.com/ConfessionalMagazine)

Super U Podcast
Tom Hanks

Super U Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 24:44


Tom Hanks is an American actor, filmmaker and comedian. Known for both his comedic and dramatic roles, he is one of the most popular and recognizable film stars worldwide, and is regarded as an American cultural icon. Hanks shares insights on how he dealt with past experiences that lead him to widely known success today.   5x #1 Bestselling Author and Motivational Speaker Erik Qualman has performed in over 55 countries and reached over 50 million people this past decade. He was voted the 2nd Most Likable Author in the World behind Harry Potter's J.K. Rowling.   Have Erik speak at your conference: eq@equalman.com   Motivational Speaker | Erik Qualman has inspired audiences at FedEx, Chase, ADP, Huawei, Starbucks, Godiva, FBI, Google, and many more on Digital Leadership.   Learn more at https://equalman.com

We have been watching
52. Marvel's What If 6 & 7, 21 Bridges, Dug Days

We have been watching

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 35:46


Welcome back  listeners!Today we discuss episodes 6 & 7 of Marvel's What If  - how's the series holding up?We have a quick chat about Demon Slayer Season 2,  take a first look at Tom Hanks in Finch and Mart reveals his love of Dug DaysMart's rewatched Cruella, tried to watch Coming 2 America and finished with the Chadwick Boseman Cop drama - 21 BridgesRob's started on the series 'Kevin can go F*** himself - we're looking forward to seeing how this one goes.Finally Mart talks briefly about the Netflix series - TimelessSend us your suggestions for what we should be watching:wehavebeenwatchingpodcast@gmail.comYou can also find us here:https://linktr.ee/WHBWpodcastTry out our YouTube channel for past episodes:https://youtube.com/channel/UCqOaBzRYx0SvkadS27FfGIA

Drinkin' Bros Podcast
Episode 907 - One Actor Has To Die W/The Sklar Brothers

Drinkin' Bros Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 89:36


Comedians Randy Sklar and Jason Sklar -- aka the Sklar Brothers -- stop by while in Austin for the Moontower Comedy Festival to talk about working with John Travolta, Martin Lawrence, and Marisa Tomei on 'Wild Hogs' --  what Norm MacDonald was like in real life, and which actor are they erasing from history forever: Denzel Washington, Tom Hanks, Leonardo DiCaprio, or Robert Downey Jr.?    Go to ghostbed.com/drinkinbros and use code DRINKINBROS for 30% off EVERYTHING (Mattresses, Adjustable Base, and more) -- plus a 101 Night Sleep Trial and Mattresses Made in the USA!   Go to CardoMAX.com and use promo code DB, and you get Buy One Get One FREE on your first order.   Visit FelixGrayGlasses.com/DrinkinBros for the best Blue Light glasses on the market. Free Shipping. Free Returns. Free Exchanges.

Drinkin' Bros Podcast
Episode 907 - One Actor Has To Die W/The Sklar Brothers

Drinkin' Bros Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 89:36


Comedians Randy Sklar and Jason Sklar -- aka the Sklar Brothers -- stop by while in Austin for the Moontower Comedy Festival to talk about working with John Travolta, Martin Lawrence, and Marisa Tomei on 'Wild Hogs' --  what Norm MacDonald was like in real life, and which actor are they erasing from history forever: Denzel Washington, Tom Hanks, Leonardo DiCaprio, or Robert Downey Jr.?    Go to ghostbed.com/drinkinbros and use code DRINKINBROS for 30% off EVERYTHING (Mattresses, Adjustable Base, and more) -- plus a 101 Night Sleep Trial and Mattresses Made in the USA!   Go to CardoMAX.com and use promo code DB, and you get Buy One Get One FREE on your first order.   Visit FelixGrayGlasses.com/DrinkinBros for the best Blue Light glasses on the market. Free Shipping. Free Returns. Free Exchanges.

Bollycast: A Bollywood/Hollywood Podcast
125:Bhoot Police, FIR on Kapil Sharma Show? Finch & Nightmare Alley trailer talk

Bollycast: A Bollywood/Hollywood Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 87:11


In this episode, Sameer,  Anoop, Baloch  talk about the following1. 2:40 What we been watching segment 2. 34:00 FIR on Kapil Sharma show3. 46:30 Finch trailer starring Tom Hanks4. 54:40 Nightmare Alley5. 61:16 Bhoot Police review6. 68:55 Spoiler reviewFollow, Like & Subscribe:On Facebook: BollyCastOn Twitter:@bollycastSubscribe to the show on  Apple Podcasts + leave us a review and rating to show your love.Follow The Hosts:Muhammed Baloch:@thatbrownguy420Sameer Dogra :@CuriousSameerShah Shahid:@theshahshahidAnoop: Odi Ama de ghaarIf you like us to discuss a topic on the show. You can email us at bollycastpodcast@gmail.com 

Planet of the Meerkats
Review Roundup Vol. 1

Planet of the Meerkats

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021


Okay, so Karl Marx, Robert Altman, and Tom Hanks walk into a bar. It's a shame that I don't have a punchline for this joke, but as a consolation prize I do have a fresh episode of Planet of the Meerkats — and this week we've got a real doozy on our hands. It's volume one of our new Review Roundup series, where Dave and Neil discuss the books, music, movies, and more that have recently piqued their attention. Is Dave getting paid by author Rian Hughes to promote his new science fiction/typography mashup novel XX? Is the 1993 film Demolition Man the most important film in the history of cinema? We'll answer these questions and more, next, on POTM.

Old Roommates
Ep 115: "Sleepless in Seattle" Revisited

Old Roommates

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 54:59


Two minutes. That's all the Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks get to share in the 1993 movie, “Sleepless in Seattle.” Yes, the Nora Ephron film put its audiences through some very non-rom-com experiments, including a rather morbid beginning (“Mommy got sick...”), a sorta-selfish leading lady, and a soundtrack filled with old-people music. And yet, it worked. The box office blockbuster remains in the hearts of many. Now, almost 30 years later, were Sam and Annie really “MFEO”? Should we still be rooting for these cross-country cuties (one of whom is engaged)? And does Rosie O'Donnell's self-confessed Bette Midler impression stand the test of time? The Old Roommates dial in and share their feelings. Listen to this.Become a Patron of Old Roommates at patreon.com/oldroommates! Follow Old Roommates on social media @OldRoommates email us at oldroommatespod@gmail.com and please give us a rating or review! Thanks for listening!#sleeplessinseattle #NoraEphron #MegRyan #TomHanks #RosieODonnell #billpullman

Reel Doofs
The Lunch Table Sessions: 35 | Pokemon ft. Tom Hanks

Reel Doofs

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 67:49


This week, the boys watch the classic anime, Pokemon: Indigo League. Would Laura like Pokemon? is Goku a pokemon? In this children's cartoon, is it about a child avenging their father who goes up against the Yakuza? Find out this week on Reel Doofs!

Failed State Update
53. R. Kelly Found Guilty Of Racketeering And Sex Trafficking

Failed State Update

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 52:27


REPOST: After decades of accusations and a weeks-long federal trial, R. Kelly has been found guilty of charges including sexual exploitation of a child, bribery, racketeering and sex trafficking that will put him in prison from 10 years to life. I figure now is as good a time as any to repost this interview with journalist Jim Derogatis, who did as much as anyone to put him in jail. For fifteen years, DeRogatis was the pop music critic for the Chicago Sun-Times. It was while there that Jim and his colleague Abdon Pallasch became the first reporters to expose R. Kelly's sex trafficking cult. His book Soulless: The Case Against R. Kelly both exposes what rich people get away with in this country and gives the reader a first-hand account of the work that investigative journalists do. I think it's one of the most important books of 2019. R. Kelly Found Guilty Of Racketeering And Sex Trafficking: https://www.npr.org/2021/09/27/1040528011/r-kelly-verdict-guilty-racketeering-sex-trafficking Jim DeRogatis on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JimDeRogatis Soulless: The Case Against R. Kelly: amzn.to/32x1MOP Music: "City of Crime" by Tom Hanks and Dan Aykroyd --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/failedstateupdate/message

Eating After Midnight
When Tom Hanks was funny...The Money Pit (1986)

Eating After Midnight

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 80:41


Money Pit is a romp of slapstick and seal laughs with the best narcissistic Russian composer that has ever graced the silver-scene - but can Shelley play the Long game to get this movie into the Comedy Hall of Fame? And while T. Hanks kills it with his bobble-head comedy chops, is it enough to save us from that oh-so-problematic plot twist at the end? And why, Why, WHY is that tune so damn catchy?

Dave Lee Down Under Podcast
#51 - Chris Pratt is Mario?? / Ted Lasso's Emmys Sweep

Dave Lee Down Under Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 126:08


In this episode of the Dave Lee Down Under Podcast we discuss the latest casting news for Nintendo's Mario movie, review Apple's latest sci-fi series and wrap up a CRAZY week in Australia! CO-HOST: Old Mate Rick Watch the VIDEO PODCAST at DLDU Podcast YouTubeHead to kicks.com.au and use the code DAVE15 for 15% OFF your order!Head to randomspacemedia.com and use the code DREAM15 for 15% OFF DreamWorks Animation collections! ON THIS EPISODE 00:00 - Show start03:30 - Melbourne's absolutely CRAZY week!15:30 - Parcel update!16:48 - Recording interviews at 4am! 20:26 - What We've Been Watching - Movies37:29 - What We've Been Watching - TV 50:55 - ‘Ted Lasso' Wins 7 Emmys50:36 - Thoughts on Apple TV+'s ‘Foundation' 01:05:18  - Mad Men Update 01:06:20  - Partner Highlights & Giveaway winner announced! 01:11:05 - Shite or Alright 01:29:38 - Trailer Trash - Tom Hanks in Apple TV+'s ‘Finch' 01:33:26  - Movie News - This Week's Big Stories01:33:47 - ‘Super Mario Bros' Movie cast announced01:40:11 - Netflix Buys Roald Dahl IP01:45:32 - Bryce Dallas Howard rebooting ‘Flight of the Navigator' for Disney+01:48:00 - ‘Twins' Sequel ‘Triplets' to start filming with Schwarzenegger, DeVito and Tracy Morgan 01:51:48 - Subscriber Question 02:01:26 - Show Wrap FIND DAVE ON:YOUTUBE   Dave Lee Down UnderTWITTER   @daveleedwnundrINSTAGRAM    @daveleedwnundrAMAZON US AFFILIATE STOREAMAZON UK AFFILIATE STORE

the Chumpcast | Nerd News & Movie Reviews
The Guilty and Awful Jobs in Movies - Episode 264

the Chumpcast | Nerd News & Movie Reviews

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 62:49


Whhhhaats up ya'll and welcome to episode 264 of The Chumpcast! We're coming to you live from new...chairs? Anyways, Jake Gyllenhaal stars in The Guilty You can find us on all social media platforms @thechumpcast. You can also call or text us at 847-920-6107. TIMESTAMPS! 0:10 - New lair new chairs who dis and be wary of sneaky drinks 7:00 - TRAILERS! The Muppets are all the way back (Muppets: Haunted Mansion), Megan Fox keeps making cringey movies (Night Teeth), alien recycling (Invasion), a new way to sniff Shakespeare's farts (The Tragedy of Macbeth), a monkey hitman (Hitmonkey, duh), and Tom Hanks has weird priorities (Finch) 21:40 - Corporate Disney does whatever it takes to retain the rights to the characters that make them rich 25:20 - A Super Mario movie that will require zero advertising to sell us on it 27:55 - Disney+ is coming up on their 2nd birthday, and they have presents for us 29:10 - RECOMMENDATIONS! Brick is thinks The Foundation is GoT in space, Mark is reading the Chew omnibus, and Smithers is caught up in Squid Game 35:00 - DRAFT TIME! Let's pick the worst jobs from tv and film 49:25 - A very brief check in on a former Worst Person Alive  50:05 - REVIEW! The Guilty has a mean Jake Gyllenhaal with a really crappy job, but maybe he deserves it? 59:45 - Next week on The Chumpcast…. If you're looking for merch, you can check out our website, thechumpcast.com You can also support us by using our Amazon Affiliate link, thechumpcast.com/amazon.If you like us, tell a friend! Subscribers help us grow and bring you more of the content you love. We also appreciate ratings and reviews on iTunes. Thanks to Broke For Free for the intro song "If".  You can find more of them at the Free Music Archive here.

Movie Mike’s Movie Podcast
5 Modern Day Classics to Add to the Movie Mike Vault + Recasting the new ‘Super Mario Bros.' Movie + Movie Review: CODA (Apple TV+)

Movie Mike’s Movie Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 52:12


Mike asked the question “What's the best modern day classic?” He gives the criteria for what he did to decide his top picks and discuss the picks you guys sent int for this topic. Chris Pratt will star as the voice of Mario in an upcoming "Super Mario Bros." and a lot of people aren't too happy about it. Mike gives his thoughts on the cast and gives who he would have picked for each character. Plus in movie news, a new Tom Hanks moving coming to Apple TV+, the official Venom 2 runtime and the Top 5 highest grossing movies of 2021 so far! New Episodes Every Monday! Email: MovieMikeD@gmail.com Follow Mike on TikTok: @mikedeestro Follow Mike on Instagram: @mikedeestro Follow Mike on Twitter: @mikedeestro Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Mike and Anthony's Soda Pop Culture Club
You've Got Mail starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan

Mike and Anthony's Soda Pop Culture Club

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 72:41


Mike and Anthony are giving some love, and also pointing out some creepiness, while discussing "You've Got Mail." It's a classic Rom-com that could have taken a deadly turn. Listen for yourself and decide. Soda Pop Culture Club Store This is where you can get that thing you never knew you wanted. Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/sodapopcultureclub)

TechnoRetro Dads
Enjoy Stuff: Your Focus Determines Your Reality

TechnoRetro Dads

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2021 82:06


Think more about a sustainable way to approach life and share some of our tips to take some of the stress out of your life. This week we talk about mindfulness in the things we enjoy. Come on a fun journey with Jay and Shua as we Enjoy Stuff!    Come with us, leave yesterday behind and take a giant step outside your mind. Jay and Shua look into mindfulness this week.  News -Turkey Dinner and other new candy corn varieties are here for Halloween -Build-A-Bear Workshop Launches Online-Exclusive Beetlejuice Plush -‘The Thing' Board Game back in Stock at Mondo -‘Flight Of The Navigator' Reboot In The Works At Disney With Bryce Dallas Howard Directing & Producing -Ikea has some cool, TRON-like gaming furniture -Is the TRON Arcade1Up cabinet coming October 20? -General Mills Releasing New Apple Pie Toast Crunch Cereal For the Holidays What we're Enjoying Shua took his own advice and started a rewatch of the classic sci-fi series Buck Rogers. It's exactly what he didn't know he needed right now. Jay revisited a retro Jackie Chan movie called ‘Wheels on Meals'. Sounds like they're in the mood for some action and cheesy humor.   Enjoy Life Are you grateful for the things in your life? Do you experience your day with mindfulness? How have movies made a difference with the way you see the world? Jay and Shua examine what helps them.    Jay shares a recent Eddie Murphy movie called A Thousand Words. Murphy's character learns how his words and the way he views the world can really make a difference in people's lives. Hopefully none of us has to be spiritually connected to a tree to learn about ourselves.    Bill Murray showed us that it takes a lot of work to get things right. And even then, it may come down to how you view the world. Have you found yourself in a destructive pattern?   The Truman Show helped us understand that we can learn things from watching other people. They're triumphs and tragedies can teach us valuable lessons. Question your place in everything and you may just find yourself, even if it is a little scary.    And the classic Tom Hanks existential trip Joe Vs The Volcano reminds us to see the world as a big and wonderful place, and not as something that's holding us down. These movies and so many more have helped to shape and influence us throughout our life.    What entertainment has made a positive difference in your life? Let us know in the Discord channel or send us an email to podcast@enjoystuff.com

Rio Bravo qWeek
Episode 67 - Covid, Food, and HIV

Rio Bravo qWeek

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 19:03


Episode 67: Covid, Food, and HIV.  Medical students discuss the relationship between high cholesterol and COVID-19, the effect of food order in postprandial glucose and insulin, and HIV history. Moderated by Hector Arreaza, MD.  During this episode you will listen to three medical students discussing some topics that they found interesting during their family medicine rotation. All the credit goes to them because they read these topics and provided a very good summary. I hope you enjoy it.____________________High Cholesterol and COVID-19By Milan Hinesman, MS3, Ross University School of MedicineGiven the current state of the world, there's been a lot more attention to COVID-19 presentation, risks, and treatment. One study conducted by Dr. Kun Zhang and collaborators shows that there may be a relationship between higher total cholesterol levels and ApoB levels to increased risk of COVID-19 infection[1]. Dr. Zhang used a mendelian randomization from the UK Biobank data to test for lipid effects on COVID susceptibility and severity. The study performed analysis of data from the host genetics initiative consisting of more than 14,000 cases and more than one million controls showing a potential positive causal effect between high total cholesterol and ApoB and COVID susceptibility. A mendelian randomization is a process of taking genes which functions are already known and measuring their response to exposure to a disease in observational studies[2]. In short, high cholesterol and high ApoB are linked to COVID-19 infection.This is Rio Bravo qWeek, your weekly dose of knowledge brought to you by the Rio Bravo Family Medicine Residency Program from Bakersfield, California. Our program is affiliated with UCLA, and it's sponsored by Clinica Sierra Vista, Let Us Be Your Healthcare Home. __________________________Impact of food order on glucose after meals.   By Yvette Singh, MS3, American University of the CaribbeanIn the management of diabetes, health care providers usually assess glycemic control with fasting plasma glucose and pre-prandial glucose measurements, as well as by measuring Hemoglobin A1c. Therapeutic goals for Hemoglobin A1c and pre-prandial glucose levels have been established based on the results of controlled clinical trials. Unfortunately, many patients with diabetes fail to achieve their glycemic goals. Elevated glucose after eating may be the cause of poor glycemic control leading to vascular complications. Postprandial hyperglycemia is one of the earliest abnormalities of glucose homeostasis associated with type 2 diabetes. This is one of the important therapeutic targets for glycemic control. Current studies show that the amount and timing of carbs in the diet primarily influence blood glucose levels. Other studies also show that eating whey protein before meals, as well as changing the macronutrients in meals, reduces postprandial glucose levels; however, these studies did not have patients with type 2 diabetes. The main author of this study was Alpana P. Shukla and many other collaborators. The title is Food Order Has a Significant Impact on Postprandial Glucose and Insulin Levels, published by the American Diabetes Association on Diabetes Care in July 2015.This study was performed to analyze the order of food consumption with vegetables, protein and carbohydrates and its effects on postprandial glucose in overweight/obese patients with type 2 diabetes being treated with metformin. Subjects were studied for 1 week. They were given a meal with the same number of calories, after fasting for 12 hours: 55g protein, 68g carbs, and 16g fat. They were asked to eat carbs first, then to eat vegetables and protein fifteen minutes later. This order was reversed during the second week. Their postprandial glucose and insulin levels were measured at 30/60/120 mins after meals. The statistical studies showed an average post prandial glucose decrease by more than 25% when protein was consumed first. As well as the average post prandial insulin levels decreased by more than 40%. These results demonstrated that the timing of carbs during a meal has a significant impact on glucose and insulin levels comparable to some pharmacological agents. Reduced insulin excretion with this meal pattern may also improve insulin sensitivity. This may help patients with type 2 diabetes control their HbA1c, and possibly help reverse early diabetes. Educating patients about this approach is not controlling how much they are eating or restricting their diet so patients will likely comply with this recommendation. Eat your protein first!The potential problems of this study are that it was a small sample size (11 patients), limited food types, and insulin was measured only up to 120 minutes after meals. Further studies are needed to demonstrate the full effectiveness of this recommendation.___________________HIV Series Part I: HIV HistoryBy Robert Dunn, MS3, Ross University School of Medicine This is an HIV series for the Rio Bravo qWeek Podcast. The following episodes will include some of the history of HIV, transmissibility, the PARTNER-1 and PARTNER-2 studies, and will finalize with a full episode on HIV prevention. Today we are starting with HIV history.Prejudice against those with HIV stems from the history surrounding the virus. Between 1981-1983, cases of rare infections like Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP) and aggressive cancers like Kaposi Sarcoma were appearing predominantly amongst gay men and injection drug users.  Even children were presenting with AIDS creating misconceptions of how the disease was transmitted by touch. By 1982, this syndrome was referred to as the Gay-Related Immunodeficiency (GRID), which we now know as AIDS. Some History of HIVThe start of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) was thought to have started in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 1920 when the virus crossed species to humans and gave its ability to infect humans[4]. In 1981, five young gay men in Los Angeles, California, presented with a rare lung infection called Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP). Two other groups of men also presented with a rare and aggressive cancer called Kaposi Sarcoma, in New York and California. By December of the same year, the first case of PCP was found in an injection drug user. And by the end of the year, there were 270 reported cases of this severe immunodeficiency and about 121 of them had already died from it, almost 50%. In 1982, due to the prevalence of these rare diseases being present among gay men, the syndrome was called the Gay-Related Immune Deficiency (GRID). The CDC later officially called the disease the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). The term “gay cancer” was used in Venezuela before AIDS was known.In 1983, the disease was found in both women and children. In May 1983, in a joint conference between the Pasteur Institute in France and the National Cancer Institute, they announced that LAV and HTLV-III were the same virus and the cause of AIDS.In 1985, Ryan White, a teenager with hemophilia was banned from school when he was diagnosed with HIV after he received contaminated blood products. Ryan later died at 18 years old due to AIDS-related illnesses. At the same time, the FDA licensed the first commercial blood test to detect HIV. A foundation was later created to provide primary care and medications for low-income HIV patients.In 1987, the first antiretroviral drug, Zidovudine (AZT) was approved by the FDA to treat for HIV. In 1991, the famous basketball player Magic Johnson announced he tested positive for HIV and retired immediately. After his retirement he planned to educate young people about the virus which helped dispel stereotypes. Also in 1991, the famous singer of Queen announced he had AIDS and died the next day.In 1993, the movie Philadelphia with Tom Hanks promoted further discussion about HIV and AIDS. In June 1995, the first protease inhibitor was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which started the era for Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART). This brought down the rate of AIDS-related deaths and hospitalizations by 60-80%. Of special note, in 1986, the FDA passed the policy to ban all men who had sex with men (MSM) from 1977 onward, from donating blood or plasma to avoid the risk of transmitting HIV or Hepatitis A. This policy was amended in December 2015, when the revised policy said any MSM within the last 12 months, would need to wait at least 1 year before donating blood. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the FDA amended it its policy once more to decrease the wait time to 3 months form the last time the man had sex with another man.____________________________Conclusion: Now we conclude our episode number 67 “Covid, Food, and HIV.” Kudos to Milan, Yvette and Robert, they presented relevant information for our practice of medicine. They taught us that high cholesterol is a risk for COVID-19 infection; Also, when you eat proteins first, your glucose and insulin after meals are lower than when you eat carbs first; and you will be hearing from Robert for a couple episodes regarding HIV. Today he gave us a little piece of HIV history. Even without trying, every night you go to bed being a little wiser.Thanks for listening to Rio Bravo qWeek. If you have any feedback about this podcast, contact us by email RBresidency@clinicasierravista.org, or visit our website riobravofmrp.org/qweek. This podcast was created with educational purposes only. Visit your primary care physician for additional medical advice. This week we thank Hector Arreaza, Milan Hinesman, Yvette Singh, and Robert Dunn. Audio edition: Suraj Amrutia. See you next week! _____________________References:Zhang, K. Dong, S. Guo, et. al., Causal Associations Between Blood Lipids and COVID-19 Risk: A Two-Sample Mendelian Randomization Study. Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, originally published on September 9, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1161/ATVBAHA.121.316324. What is Mendelian Randomization and How Can it be Used as a Tool for Medicine and Public Health? Opportunities and Challenges, Webinar announcement given by Professor George Davey Smith on November 27, 2018. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, https://www.cdc.gov/genomics/events/precision_med_pop.htm Alpana P. Shukla, Radu G. Iliescu, Catherine E. Thomas and Louis J. Aronne, Food Order Has a Significant Impact on Postprandial Glucose and Insulin Levels, Diabetes Care 2015 Jul; 38(7): e98-e99. https://doi.org/10.2337/dc15-0429. History of HIV and AIDS Overview. Avert, October 10, 2019. https://www.avert.org/professionals/history-hiv-aids/overview. Accessed on September 21, 2021. Shaw, Maggie. FDA's Revised Blood Donation Guidance for Gay Men Still Courts Controversy. AJMC, April 3, 2020. https://ajmc.com/view/fdas-revised-blood-donation-guidance-for-gay-men-still-courts-controvery. Accessed on September 21, 2021. BAYER, R. (2015), Science, Politics, and the End of the Lifelong Gay Blood Donor Ban. Milbank Quarterly, 93: 230-233. https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-0009.12114. Ways HIV can be Transmitted. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, April 21, 2021. https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/hiv-transmission/ways-people-get-hiv.html. Accessed on September 21, 2021.

BJ Shea's Geek Nation
BJGN 09-24-2021 - Apple TV+'s Foundation & Finch

BJ Shea's Geek Nation

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 35:37


The gang discuss the trailer for the upcoming Apple TV+ movie Finch, starring Tom Hanks; the gang discuss the new TV show on Apple TV+, based on Isaac Asimov's work, Foundation; BJ reviews the latest from The Walking Dead; Rev talks Halloween theme parks and more with Gareth von Kallenbach, from Skewed & Reviewed; and we get the Geek Sheet with Vicky B! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

You've Got Hanks
My Mom's New Boyfriend (2008) With Erin Byrne Siskind

You've Got Hanks

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 46:49


This week, I'm talking about My Mom's New Boyfriend (2008) with Erin Byrne Siskind (@esbyrne). Wow, Colin Hanks and Meg Ryan in a movie together? And Antonio Banderas — who also played Tom Hanks' love interest in a movie. Also, Selma Blair! What a star-studded cast. There was so much potential in this movie, so did it surprise us? You'll have to listen to find out. No "Call-in Colin" this week, but if you'd like to be a part of the next one, call ‪(805) 622-9667‬ & Hanks for listening! Theme Music by Zach Olsen (@realzacholsen) Artwork by Matt Czap (@mattczap) — SHOW INFORMATIONInstagram: Instagram Twitter: Twitter Subscribe: Apple Podcasts Subscribe: Spotify

Tim Conway Jr. on Demand
Hour 3 | Rappin' Rita Wilson and Chet Hanks Jamaican Patois Accent @ConwayShow

Tim Conway Jr. on Demand

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 24, 2021 30:02


Weed joke / Global Citizen Live // Carson Aftershock//Rap//Rita Wilson//Chet Hanks interview on the Red Carpet//WHIP - Tom Hanks net worth//Hollywood Christmas parade//

The Daily Zeitgeist
Zeit Gilgeous-Alexander 9/23: Collierville, Iron Dome, Tom Hanks, Jen Psaki, Tiger King, USB-C, Gersson Rosas

The Daily Zeitgeist

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 24:17


In this edition of Zeit Gilgeous Alexander, Jack and Miles discuss the Collierville mass shooting, the House approving Israel's 'Iron Dome', which actors films to erase, Jen Psaki announcing border 'overseers' will be suspended, 'Tiger King' season 2?, the EU trying to get us all on the USB-C train, and Gersson Rosas being fired from the Timberwolves for being messy af Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

WhatKast
DEAR YOUTUBE.. Featuring Tom Hanks' Instagram, Bill Gates being a Dr and Fauci being a rat.

WhatKast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 21:06


I have decided to give youtube a sincere apology for breaking their rules and getting myself another strike, tube of you please listen as I address Tom Hanks, Dr Fauci, Bill Gates and medical misinformationsupport us here https://www.buymeacoffee.com/whatkastmerch http://tee.pub/lic/l7YvevGN0SU

The Pop Culture Show
Cameo Offers New 1-on-1s that Put You Face to Face with Stars + Cubby's List: Play Along...Figure Out The Top 5 Tom Hanks Movies

The Pop Culture Show

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 18:47


Cameo Offers New 1-on-1s that Put You Face to Face with Stars + Cubby's List: Play Along...Figure Out The Top 5 Tom Hanks MoviesYou can pay for a one-on-one video chat with a celebrity? We have the details. Listen to Cubby's kind words for a wedding anniversary. Cubby tells a new Dad joke and we guess his list of top 5 Tom Hanks movies - the answers will surprise you. CMT debuts a new awards show in October.1:08 - Today in Pop Culture - The Jetsons premiered, 19622:55 - Cubby's Dad Joke - Follow him @fundadhumor on IG4:14 - CMT's Artists of the Year awards debut Oct. 135:10 - Cameo offers one-on-one sessions13:06 - Cubby's List of top 5 Tom Hanks moviesThe Pop Culture Show is rated “E” for everyone. Please, review and subscribe to The Pop Culture Show available on your favorite podcast network. Get Exclusive Pop Culture Show video interviews, video content and bonus video exclusively from our Instagram. Sign up for our Pop Cult and be the first to get show announcements, free stuff and insider information only available to cult members. Watch The Pop Culture Show TV channel for the most fun, interesting and intriguing guests and moments from the show available 24/7.Executive Producer: Steve BarnesHosts: Steve Barnes, Leslie Fram, Paul Cubby BryantIntern Producer: Lauren NobleFAIR USE COPYRIGHT NOTICE The Copyright Laws of the United States recognize a “fair use” of copyrighted content. Section 107 of the U.S. Copyright Act states:“NOTWITHSTANDING THE PROVISIONS OF SECTIONS 106 AND 106A, THE FAIR USE OF A COPYRIGHTED WORK, INCLUDING SUCH USE BY REPRODUCTION IN COPIES OR PHONORECORDS OR BY ANY OTHER MEANS SPECIFIED BY THAT SECTION, FOR PURPOSES SUCH AS CRITICISM, COMMENT, NEWS REPORTING, TEACHING (INCLUDING MULTIPLE COPIES FOR CLASSROOM USE), SCHOLARSHIP, OR RESEARCH, IS NOT AN INFRINGEMENT OF COPYRIGHT.” THIS VIDEO/AUDIO IN GENERAL MAY CONTAIN CERTAIN COPYRIGHTED WORKS THAT WERE NOT SPECIFICALLY AUTHORIZED TO BE USED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER(S), BUT WHICH WE BELIEVE IN GOOD FAITH ARE PROTECTED BY FEDERAL LAW AND THE FAIR USE DOCTRINE FOR ONE OR MORE OF THE REASONS NOTED ABOVE. IF YOU HAVE ANY SPECIFIC CONCERNS ABOUT THIS VIDEO OR OUR POSITION ON THE FAIR USE DEFENSE, PLEASE CONTACT US AT INFO@THEPOPCULTURESHOW.COM SO WE CAN DISCUSS AMICABLY. THANK YOU.

Mad About Movies
Movie News Roundup: The Matrix: Resurrections, Christopher Nolan's next movie, Tom Hanks & Apple TV+, Norm Macdonald & more

Mad About Movies

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 64:00


Time to round up some movie news headlines, rumors and rumblings! Richard and Brian talk the Matrix 4: Resurrections trailer, Christopher Nolan's next film, a new movie with Tom Hanks from Apple TV+, the passing of posthumous American Treasure Norm Macdonald and more! Enjoy it! This week's VIP episode is THE DEPARTED! Sign up at madaboutmoviespodcast.com/vip

The Unmade Podcast
94: That's Not My Baby

The Unmade Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 53:26


Tim and Brady discuss the sameness (or not) of babies, expensive items on the menu, penne pasta, trucks, spoons, crowns, What If, Monopoly money, Tom Hanks, and a compilation of laughter. Go to Storyblocks for stock video, pictures and audio at storyblocks.com/unmade - https://www.storyblocks.com/unmade Support us on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/unmadeFM Join the discussion of this episode on our subreddit - https://redd.it/prxuxy Catch the podcast on YouTube where we often include accompanying videos and pictures - https://youtu.be/HK7vtcwXsHs Here's that second crossword - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gqQ4DGhk4tw USEFUL LINKS Catch the baby pictures on YouTube - link Or in this baby photo gallery - https://www.unmade.fm/baby-gallery Penne - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penne Pictures of Spoon of the Week - https://www.unmade.fm/spoon-of-the-week Send your own spoon by following these instructions - https://www.unmade.fm/send-us-a-spoon Kalgoorlie - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kalgoorlie Monopoly money - https://monopoly.fandom.com/wiki/Monopoly_Money What Would Tom Hanks Do? - https://the-unmade-podcast.creator-spring.com/listing/what-would-th-do

BEHIND THE VELVET ROPE
FRAN DRESCHER (On The Nanny's Original Run / Reboot / Broadway, Madonna, & Being A National Icon)

BEHIND THE VELVET ROPE

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 40:03


Fran Drescher steps Behind The Rope. From the moment this chat started, one thing was clear, Fran Drescher is one busy Icon. First things first, The Nanny. Fran chats about the recent addition of The Nanny to HBO Max, the joys of having it discovered by a whole new generation and shares an update on the status of her road to bringing The Nanny to Broadway. After we wax nostalgic on all things The Nanny, we move on to one of Fran's new passions, Mahjong. Her hobby which started with Monday night sessions with her “boys” - yes the many gay men in her life, including ex husband Peter Jacobson, and friends like Rosie O”Donnell has led her to this weeks Mahjong Tournament where you, our dear listener, can sign up and win prices, some, of course, involving our fav Legend of today, Ms. Fran Drescher. The tournament also will raise money for Fran's Cancer Schmancer Organization, a cause near and dear to her heart having survived cancer herself. Fran also chats about her recent appointment as SAG-AFTRA President, the support she received in her candidacy from famous friends like Tom Hanks. Speaking or famous friends, we also chat with Fran about dinners, hang outs, and concerts with friend Madonna. Finally, Fran shares info on other upcoming film and TV projects from the woman who just refuses to slow down. Now can we please have a Fran Fine laugh. Thanks and thank you! #legend #icon #nowords Links in Bios Below to Purchase Tickets. @officialfrandrescher @cancerschmancer @modernmahjong @behindvelvetrope @davidyontef Bonus Episodes Available at - https://www.patreon.com/behindthevelvetrope Brought to you by SIMPLISAFE - https://wwwsimplisafe.com/velvetrope (20% Off Entire New System & First Month Free) Brought to you by BOLL & BRANCH - https://www.bollandbranch.com (15% Off First Set of Sheets - Use Code “Velvet”) Merch Available at - https://www.teepublic.com/stores/behind-the-velvet-rope?ref_id=13198 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

The Daily Zeitgeist
I'm Not Trying To Ruin Anybody's Trend 9/16: Gabrielle Petito, Nikki Minaj, Newsmax, 'Finch', Ken Jennings, CNN

The Daily Zeitgeist

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 18:29


In this edition of I'm Not Trying To Ruin Anybody's Trend..., Jack and Miles discuss the disappearance of Gabrielle Petito, Nikki Minaj's ScroteGate saga, Newsmax cutting off a veteran for stating the truth, Tom Hanks' new movie 'Finch', a new development in the search for a 'Jeopardy' host, and CNN rigging the CA recall!?!?!?? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com

Jim and Them
2021 FALL TV PREVIEW - #695 Part 2

Jim and Them

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 117:00


Viral Clip Division: The Viral Clip Division delivers with part 2 characters this week as we have "Gay Psyduck" and "Miss Me Jim", lets go VIRAL!2021 FALL TV: Let's go through the new lineup of TV shows! Most likely nothing but quality, sure to not disappoint.National Treasure: Keep an ear out for Mike's passionate rant demanding a new National Treasure movie.NONBINARY PEOPLE!, FUCK THEMSELVES!, GOOD PERSON!, DAVE!, OFF THE WALL!, MICHAEL JACKSON!, NO INTRO JEFF MURPHY!, VIRAL CLIP DIVISION!, GAY PSYDUCK!, MORE VIRAL CLIPS!, MISS ME JIM!, KIDNAPPINGS!, DUNGEON!, PREMEDITATED!, MISS ME WITH THAT SHIT!, FALL TV PREVIEW!, NETWORK!, TV SHOWS!, GAME SHOWS!, MUSIC SHOWS!, DANCING!, REALITY SHOWS!, SWEEPS WEEK!, JUGGALO GATHERING!, HALLOWEEN FUN!, TOTS TURNT!, PICK UP!, NETFLIX!, LGBTQ!, CARTOON!, Q-FORCE!, SPECIAL FORCES!, EMBARASSING!, INVINCIBLE!, ANIMATION!, KIRKMAN!, DON'T ASK DON'T TELL!, WANDA SYKES!, QUEER!, CRINGE!, DICK AND BALLS!, BOJACK HORSEMAN!, BLOWJACK!, SYFY!, DAY OF THE DEAD!, ROMERO!, LEVITY!, CAMPY!, TONGUE IN CHEEK!, ZOMBIES!, ANIMATED!, NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD!, CHUCKY!, PUMPKIN SPICE VIBES!, CBS!, IZOMBIE!, ROSE MCIVER!, GHOSTS!, REMAKE!, BBC!, NBC!, JASON LEE!, THE HARPER HOUSE!, TWITTER!, CHICAGO PARTY AUNT!, WELCOME TO FLATCH!, SEAN WILLIAM SCOTT!, IMPROV!, HEART!, UNFUNNY!, WELCOME TO FUCK!, FROGGER!, ALTER EGO!, AVATAR!, SINGING!, THE MASKED SINGER!, THE BIG LEAP!, PIPER PERABO!, TINY DANCER!, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER!, DOG BRAINED GIRLFRIEND!, STUPID BITCHES!, LA BREA!, LOST!, AMERICAN CRIME STORY!, BEANIE FELDSTEIN!, CLIVE OWEN!, MONICA LEWINSKY!, BILL CLINTON!, BJ NOVAK!, THE PREMISE!, ANTHOLOGY!, BLACK MIRROR!, BULLY!, NANTUCKET!, ANGELS AND DEMONS!, DAN BROWN!, TOM HANKS!, PREQUEL!, PEACOCK!, LONE STAR!, HAPPY ENDINGS!, SCARENTHOOD!, ORDINARY JOE!, CHOICES!, FOOTBALL!, TAMPA BAY BUCCANEARS!, NATIONAL TREASURE RANT!, CSI!, VEGAS!, REBOOT!, OLD!, WRINKLES!, THE WONDER YEARS!, REBOOT!, DON CHEADLE!, NOSTALGIA!, FRED SAVAGE!, REPLACE A WORD!, NOTHING TO IT!, NO WORDPLAY!, TIKTOK REALITY SHOW!, CHARLI D'AMELIO!, KARDASHIAN!, SELF AWARE!, HULU!, LINDSAY LOHAN!, MAKE MUSIC!, BALLER!, FERRIS BUELLER!You can find the videos from this episode at our Discord RIGHT HERE!

Men In Blazers
HBO's Band of Brothers Podcast with Tom Hanks

Men In Blazers

Play Episode Listen Later Sep 15, 2021 65:53


The premiere episode of our official Band of Brothers Podcast, featuring Tom Hanks, which we are producing in partnership with HBO. This is the only episode that will be available on the Men in Blazers Pod feed. For more on how to subscribe: https://www.hbo.com/band-of-brothers/podcast