Quentin Tarantino’s either an idiot savant or a savvy businessman with his latest film The Hateful Eight. So we cover script leaks, film stock, Black Lives Matter protests, police boycotts and much more about the making of this film to figure out why it’s so damn compelling.
"G.G. Allin could have been a Flannery O'Connor character." Charlie & Chris discuss the murderous short story "A Good Man Is Hard To Find" and the difference between an author's intent and a reader's response. Why isn't this considered a horror story? And is it punk rock?
What happens when you bring together Maria Bamford, the creator of Arrested Development, and a writer for South Park? You get a brilliant new comedy celebrating mental illness and pugs on Netflix.
Does entertainment have a responsibility to historical accuracy? Christian & Charlie tackle a film about a book written by David Lipsky about an article that was never published about writer David Foster Wallace. We struggle with how to consume media when you object to the portrayal of a real-life subject you may have identified with.
Alan Moore and Jacen Burrows' horror graphic novel NEONOMICON is explicit, graphically violent, and filled with rape scenes. But is there something more to this award-winning HP Lovecraft homage/critique? And should it be banned from libraries?
"It's important to have a spirit animal who's an actual person," is this episode's pull quote. We discuss the making of Iggy Pop's album "The Idiot," David Bowie's role in its production, and how narratives can change music listening experiences.
Why do we watch trashy television? And why was FOX's The Following something we watched as much as we did even though we thought it was terrible?
Chris and Charlie struggle with their history with, and love for, Steve Albini, and their desire to be decent people. Can music with lyrics hostile toward women be feminist?
SPECTRE! What can we explain about the 24th James Bond movie? We discuss how it was produced, how it was written, where the money came from, and the nonsensical story.