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May 14 2016

Episode 113: The Parrot Is Under Police Protection

Errol MorrisDear listeners, this week, we are joined by guest star Paul Comeau for an episode about master documentarian, Errol Morris! Paul was a former cohost of The Geek Life podcast alongside Melissa, so this is a reunion of sorts. Also, Errol Morris is awesome.

If you would like to drink along, we recommend picking up a bottle of Lambrusco (Windy’s pick) or pre-Prohibition cocktails crafted out of Old Tom gin (which is what Paul was sharing with Melissa).

We do have one correction for this week’s episode. During the show, Melissa complains that the film A Brief History of Time is nigh-impossible to see. Well, it isn’t anymore! In 2014 (which was after Melissa marathoned all of Morris’ films), Criterion released A Brief History of Time on both DVD and Blu-Ray, so now it’s back in circulation.

Also,  we promised a photo of Errol Morris hugging Werner Herzog under a rainbow, so here you go:

Werner Herzog and Errol Morris under a rainbow

Show notes behind the cut!

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May 07 2015

Episode 65: The Ugly Polyester Carpet of the Soul

0065 Tinker Tailor Soldier SpyThis week, dear listeners, we get literary with an in-depth discussion of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy: the book, the BBC miniseries, and the 2011 film! And for our discussion, we are joined by the ever-erudite author Pat Harrigan!

If you have not read or seen any version of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, dear listeners, be wary: this episode is loaded with spoilers! We recommend all three versions of this tale, so please indulge in at least one of them prior to listening.

If you feel the need to fortify yourself with alcohol for this detailed exploration of very British things, we recommend a bottle of Cline Zinfandel, which did very nicely for us.

Show notes behind the cut!

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