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Oct 27 2016

Episode 120: The Art of Anti-City Violence

Shin GodzillaLo and behold, dear listeners, we have returned! And with us, we bring special guest star Matthew Kessen, who has been dying to talk A LOT about Shin Godzilla!

If you have not seen the film yet, do not worry, as the first many minutes of this episode are spoiler-free. We make it very clear before we move in to The Spoiler Zone. (And after that, you are on your own.)

There is also a special segment at the end that was recorded the same night that Shin Godzilla opened in Minneapolis. We apologize for a couple spots of audio weirdness in that segment (the audio goes briefly from stereo to mono back to stereo), so if you think your podcast playing device has suddenly gone wrong, we assure you that it hasn’t.

If you would like to drink along with us, we recommend either Cupcake Red Velvet wine (Windy’s pick), Surly Hell beer (Melissa’s pick), or Spring Grove Rhuberry soda (Matt’s non-alcoholic pick). All three are delightful!

More show notes behind the cut!

People mentioned:
Hideaki Anno
Shinji Higuchi
Shusuke Kaneko
Aaron Tyler-Johnson

Movies mentioned:
Shin Godzilla
Gojira (1954)
All Monsters Attack / Godzilla’s Revenge
Neon Genesis Evangelion (TV)
Gamera 3: Revenge of Iris
Cloverfield
Godzilla (2014)
Godzilla (1999)
Crazy Ex Girlfriend (TV)

Matt’s Top 5 Godzilla films (in no particular order):
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla 2
Godzilla X Megaguirus
Destroy All Monsters
Monster Zero
Gojira (1954)

Links:

Political Monster: The Secret Messages in Godzilla Movies
https://www.inverse.com/article/22023-shin-godzilla-s-japanese-politics-and-meaning-of-godzilla-films

Godzilla screenprint by Laurent Dureaux, printed by Dark Hall Mansion:
http://www.darkhallmansion.com/?p=2820

1 comment

  1. GreyDuck

    Welp. I might as well listen to this one; Shin Godzilla has left my city before I could get money enough to go see it. I’m guessing it’ll be a while before I can buy/stream it.

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