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Reply #225 on: May 29, 2020, 10:01:06 PM
I very much enjoyed Ep 422, about the Joe Biden interview. That is pretty representative of a good episode.

Felix is really an acquired taste, but his series "This Is Sus" (taking on network TV dramas) finally warmed me on him.
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Reply #226 on: May 30, 2020, 09:08:16 AM
I feel obligated to recommend “Stavvy solves your problems” since he was just mentioned. I wasn’t sure how he could find an angle to make an advice show interesting, and it seems to just be by giving his honest opinion, regardless of if it’s actually “helpful”. He seems to be showing his true colors to the fans here though, which differentiates it from the kind of character he is on Cumtown and shows how much they work on always  keeping that show in the “funny” lane even if they actually are smart and thoughtful people.


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Reply #227 on: June 05, 2020, 03:28:30 PM
I very much enjoyed Ep 422, about the Joe Biden interview. That is pretty representative of a good episode.

Listened to the latest, episode 424, a couple days ago and found it insightful. Amber’s point that the police are one of the last aspects of the public sector that a parallel, private infrastructure for the wealthy hasn’t been erected alongside of, and that their role is enmeshed with power giant real estate developers essentially require they have, resonated with me. To say I’m ‘excited’ for the next episode feels wrong, but I’m anticipating their commentary as an orienting force in all this despair.


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Reply #228 on: June 05, 2020, 03:48:14 PM
let me know if an episode pops up here or elsewhere about the hierarchic structure of power within the police force enabling Kuen, Lane, and Thao to feel incapable of exerting control. obey your superior: and we think, no, be moral, and you want to be moral, but you're in an institution that tells you as a lower rank you are as powerless as the citizen bystanders against taking control. Lane definitely spoke to Chauvin, Keun allegedly did in a direct way, and at first i wondered what Thao was doing when he checked Floyd's pulse, and now i think it was the only way he could think to communicate to his superior that this needed to stop. i'm not actually sure about the power structure between Thao and Chauvin. and this isn't the most important topic, but certainly a hierarchic structure of power was an element with what happened that day. so let me know when a podcast mentions it

edited note: the circumstance was more complicated than it sounds there, i realize after further review. and Thao didn’t check a pulse


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Reply #229 on: June 05, 2020, 04:00:33 PM
How hyperbolic some of it might be, I don’t know, but as they discuss, there definitely seems to be a culture of fear within police forces from the top-down. That episode is wide-ranging and if I recall touches on corruption of their unions and the basic details of 'qualified immunity'. I recommend the episode.


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Reply #230 on: June 05, 2020, 04:03:28 PM
oh they already went there. kudos to you for processing the information, wilder


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Reply #231 on: June 05, 2020, 05:08:58 PM
What Chapo does best is free-flowing, joke-laced conversation that often coalesces into a stunning insight. I really appreciate their POV in a moment like this, because while all the rest of the media I consume is basically saying different versions of the same thing, Chapo always has their own unique angle that is usually illuminating in some significant way.

I would also recommend The Majority Report (very much in the same circle). I'm about halfway through yesterday's episode (2355 - Uprisings & Fighting For Democracy), and it's great, especially as the guest (Wosny Labmre) goes through some of his experiences and observations.
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Reply #232 on: June 06, 2020, 01:17:06 AM


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Reply #233 on: July 10, 2020, 11:30:36 PM
'Once Upon a Time...in the Valley' to Explore Traci Lords Scandal

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The series will look at how Lord, during the booming porn industry of the 1980s, began to star in adult films when she was jut 15 years old. Over the series, Anolik will explore who was the victim and the villain in her story.
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Reply #234 on: August 26, 2020, 04:22:13 AM
Karina Longworth interviewed by Vulture

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I sold a season of the podcast as a TV show, and have been working on that for a few years. Now I’m working with a producing partner to try to generate other TV stuff. I really, really want to make a TV version of You Must Remember This. Sort of like the E! True Hollywood Story as directed by Adam Curtis. Do you know who Adam Curtis is?

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Reply #235 on: September 06, 2020, 07:37:14 AM
I couldn't get into Chapo Trap House when I first tried it out a year or two ago. Then I listened during the primary, because I was absolutely devouring news at the time. And now with their most recent run, I believe I'm hooked.

Post-Bernie, Chapo has been absolutely killing it. This week alone, they've had tour de force episodes on Biden's Charlemagne interview and the George Floyd situation. Mostly, though, they've been covering non-political topics. This has produced some of the most insightful and entertaining pop culture criticism I've ever heard in a podcast. Recent topics include: Aaron Sorkin's masterclass, network TV tragedy-porn dramas, Assassin 33 AD, an examination of "the orc" via the Warcraft movie, and commentary tracks for the Star Wars prequels.

It's completely arbitrary what goes up on their main feed and what goes to their Patreon feed. They're about equal in my opinion, and it adds up to a lot of content. I would highly recommend episode #420 on the main feed, where they revisit a few "Dear Prudence" questions, one of which had me crying laughing.

A few of my favorite podcasts have been putting out some of their best content ever in the past few months.

Have had the same experience sampling Chapo before but 10 min into episode 420 I'm onboard. Wondering how much of it is Stavros greasing the rails bringing the Cum Town angle...

Are the rest of the episodes sans him as much like this? Can you recommend another (non-patreon) one to check out?

I feel like you'd enjoy the episode with the Safdies on. The episodes with Tim Heidecker stand up too, most of the old stuff is current events so would be weird to listen to now.

It's a good show but i've abandoned it for now cause i shouldn't know this much about US politics. I might pick it up again next year.


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Reply #236 on: September 06, 2020, 12:53:40 PM
most of the old stuff is current events so would be weird to listen to now.

That said, I did listen to one back episode (Spring 2019) in which Felix very confidently predicted Biden would be the nominee, with spot-on reasoning imo. (I think it was basically that people who identify with Biden are people who actually vote in large numbers.)

The actual primary-season episodes are tough to listen to now, though, considering they had a lot of hope/energy around Bernie.

But yes I highly recommend any episode that takes on a cultural or media topic, and there are lots of them. They also have a great series where they play Call of Cthulhu ("Tabletop Game Theory").
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Reply #237 on: October 29, 2020, 10:08:32 PM
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Reply #238 on: November 01, 2020, 09:28:36 AM
After listening to the two available PTA-related episodes so far, I gotta say these guys are pretty good. (A lot of podcasts are, well, more enthusiasm than content.)   I suggested to them they do an episode on Cooper & PTA near the end of their 55 (!) episode run.  (Soggy Bottom might well have been released by then.)
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Reply #239 on: January 13, 2021, 09:41:07 AM
Jamie Loftus has researched an extensive Lolita podcast that covers the novel for a full hour, considers each film iteration with special focus on the lives of the actors portraying Dolores - the Sally Horner case - and countless other splinters of this phenomena not ignoring Lolita fashion's apathy or Pauline Kael's sick, cringe-burn on her daughter's friend. Presumably in print.

It's made with much care and through interviews once the works have been considered, in order to have the framing and proper povz.

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Content warning  extensive discussions of child abuse / abduction / and the splintered perspectives of analysis and treatment, lives of survivors therein.