David and John discuss Season One of Andor as a whole with the help of two great guests. First, they have an extended conversation with Maester Anthony of the Electric Bookaloo and Cocoon of Horrors podcasts about what made Andor so special compared to other recent media. Then, Marilyn R. Pukkila returns to discuss the hero’s journey and “saga heroes” in a bonus interview. Finally, David and John answer listener feedback.
Lunchtime! The Bald Move First Rum Christmas is in full swing! The Christmas archive is now available to Club Members. And A.Ron’s Christmas playlist is live for all to enjoy. This is a lunch you will want to watch! Jim cranks out some AI art creations live. It will shock, delight, and scare you. And hear about A.Ron and Jim’s future authorial ambitions.
All December long Jim and A.Ron will be bringing you First Rum Christmas! Settle in because your favorite hosts have an advent calendar of rum and some great Christmas movies to discuss. First up is David Harbour’s action/Xmas flick, Violent Night. With John Wick levels of violence and surprises up every chimney, this movie deserves a way better score on Rotten Tomatoes.
Is your brain melting yet? What is the significance of The Awakening by Kate Chopin? What do the triangles in the eyes mean? How many simulations are there? Hold together your brain soup and take a look back on this season with us. Find Kim Renfro’s work here. Looking for more creepy things? Check out this SCP database.
Sansa is now a pup alone, surrounded by lions. Joffrey is a monster and Cersei rules in his name. Will Ned’s daughter be savvy enough to recognize the Hound and Tyrion as allies? Jan Doolittle Wilson returns to talk it over. Then historian Iain MacInnis discusses House of the Dragon and historical parallels.
This Month on the Lorehounds – December 2022
It’s a dark look at a 1930s conspiracy concerning water rights in the desert city of Los Angeles. Sounds dry, right? Wrong! Watch Jack Nicholson in his prime play Detective Jake Gittes follow a trail of clues that leads him to the deep pockets of the rich. Faye Dunaway stars opposite as a dynamic and tragic figure. It’s not a cheerful end, but it’s one that will keep you thinking.
David and John tippy-tippy-tay onto a yacht to Palermo as they discuss Season 2 Episode 5 of The White Lotus – That’s Amore. They begin by explaining mimetic theory before giving a synopsis of Puccini’s Madame Butterfly. Then, they recap Portia’s new love affair, Harper’s unhinged wine tasting, Daphne’s deception, and the rest of this latest masterpiece by Mike White. Finally, David and John check in with the deadpool and read listener feedback.
It’s the end of an era. The Walking Dead has been around for a good chunk of everyone’s life at this point, so it’s time to poke fun one last time. Jim and A.Ron will cover the highs and lows of the series while going through your feedback. Listen in for favorite/least favorite characters, moments, episodes, and more. Thanks for joining us whether you’ve been here a few months or half of your life.
Darth Vader would be pleased with our amount of faith in this show. Andor has its finger on the pulse of a rebellion with grounded characters, high stakes, and cool new ships. Get Jim and A.Ron’s overall impressions and deep dives for the Star Wars show we have been waiting for.