The Amazon is burning and all anyone cares about is Spider-Man. Yay! Welcome to another exciting episode of Gobbledygeek! After nixing a fash-bashing Geek Challenge because Paul absolutely could not sit through three hours of The Sound of Music, he and Arlo decide to freestyle it and, well, all is not well! The world’s on fire, the government is imploding, and Spider-Man might not get to be an Avenger anymore! As for that last one, the boys have deeply conflicted feelings about their love for the character and the Marvel movies with their disdain for Disney the Evil Empire. Plus, Arlo still won’t watch all the things Paul says he should watch, and Marc Maron chimes in.

 

Next: for even more lighthearted family fun, the boys have asked their The Deli Counter of Justice co-editor Eric Sipple to join them for a discussion of Art Spiegelman’s Pulitzer Prize-winning, extremely depressing yet extremely essential, Maus: A Survivor’s Tale.



THE BREAKDOWN

Total Run Time: 01:27:36

00:00:35  - Intro

00:02:30  - Us NOT talking about The Sound of Music and The Great Dictator

00:21:15  - The Spider-Man Custody Battle (aka Money Ruins Things)

00:42:55  - Arlo ignores GLOW, Dark, and Mindhunter in favor of Fast & Furious

00:58:48  - Karina Longworth’s You Must Remember This podcast goes Manson-crazy

01:03:39  - Marc Maron joins an elite group of “adults” too cool for superheroes

01:13:24  - Kevin Conroy and the Crisis on Infinite CW Shows

01:18:14  - New Caliburn Chronicles

01:24:05  - Outro / Next

Direct download: Episode_383.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 2:56pm CST

A long time ago in an industry far, far away...the end was nigh for Hollywood’s good ol’ days. Charles Manson had arrived, Family in tow, to disrupt the neverending Summer of Love. Quentin Tarantino’s ninth (and penultimate?) film, Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood, takes a look at L.A. in 1969, as Leonardo DiCaprio’s washed-up actor and Brad Pitt’s mysterious stuntman cross paths with rising star (and future Manson victim) Sharon Tate, here played by Margot Robbie. Joining Paul and Arlo to navigate Tarantino’s exploration of a half-century’s worth of pop culture detritus are former Smoke Gets in Your Ears co-hosts Joseph Lewis and Kenn Edwards. The gang discusses the film’s languid pace, how Once Upon a Time compares to Tarantino alternate histories like Inglourious Basterds or Django Unchained, the ways in which the film pointedly interrogates various problematic aspects of its writer-director, and--of course--the groovy soundtrack.



Next: Nazis! We hate those guys. So do the heroes of The Sound of Music and The Great Dictator, subjects of our latest Geek Challenge.



THE BREAKDOWN

Total Run Time: 02:27:50

00:00:50  - Intro / Guests

00:03:49  - Main Topic (SPOILERS)

02:11:06  - Outro / Next

Direct download: Episode_382.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 9:00am CST



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