Looking at the systemic problems impeding justice, we wonder: how do we create solutions? And that’s the rub, there are no immediate solutions. The way forward will be incremental changes over years. Sounds like too long? It is. This is a multigenerational problem. Hopefully the addition of shows like The Wire and We Own This City are changing minds and bringing more attention to issues that need to be dealt with.
And thank you to the Baltimore residents who write in to check the authenticity of the show and provide more context. And for confirming Jon Bernthal’s Baltimore dialect is accurate.
The relative youth of the podcast industry can make it tricky for content creators to decide what direction to steer their business in, and depending on the film and TV industry to deliver great content as the basis of that business makes it even more so. Join us on this episode of Empire Business for a conversation with David Chen as we discuss our experiences in podcasting.
Medievalist Danielle Alesi covers the introduction to Mirri Maz Duur! Anthony shares a new insight on the House of the Dragon casting controversy.
This many setup episodes is unusual for Better Call Saul, and it has a lot of people tapping their foot and looking at their watches. But there’s more to this one than just setup. We get a lot of mileage out of a Kim cold-open and Jimmy has never been more Saul than he is here. Join us for the podcast to hear our full thoughts on Axe and Grind.
Conspiracy theorists rejoice, we’re covering your favorite movie. Everyone else, we know it’s in your top ten, don’t deny it. It’s got everything: clues, conspiracy, and the most toned-down Nic Cage performance on record. With the breakneck speed plot points you don’t have time to ask, “Does this actually make sense?” It’s good fun for all ages, which you don’t see a lot of anymore, so props to this movie. If you’re not enjoying it, you’re thinking too hard. Stop it!
What are you waiting for? Listen in on our discussion on America’s National Treasure, Nic Cage, in the movie National Treasure.
With only two episodes left to go, we are soon approaching the end of We Own This City. We hear the title of the show said in this episode and it’s as infuriating as it should be. The show asks the question, when the bully cops go too far even by the other bully cops standards, why do those people who could do something, still do nothing? When this corruption and violence is the input of this horrid policing, then this unrest is the logical output.
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Catch our rundown of Barry Season 3 (HBOMax), The Offer (Paramount+), Winning Time (HBOMax), Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (Paramount+), and Atlanta (Hulu). Hear our takes on shows that we’ve enjoyed and our hope for the newest Star Trek show.
VVe are rounding out our Robert Eggers coverage vvith this commissioned episode covering The VVitch. Is this puritanical family suffering from shared hallucination, or real curse? Under the evil imagery, is Eggers telling us a dark fairytale or allegory for a repressive environment? Maybe it’s both and either vvay, this movie is burned into our minds. This movie excels at vvorking its vvay into your subconscious and making you feel absolutely uncomfortable. Thank you Joey for commissioning this podcast!
Anthony watches through his fingers as a pussy Jorah gets the knife. Steve revels in the Jon and Dany build up. Then Anthony interviews Jason from Podcastica about Game of Thrones and House of the Dragon.
Mathematician Pádraig MacCarron has charted the character relationships in A Song of Ice and Fire. Anthony does his best to keep up. Also, Jon gets a fancy sword. Pádraig also helps to theorize the true identity of Mormont’s raven.