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Aug 8, 2017

Audrey has an existential crisis. Another enemy becomes a friend. Large gangs with kindergartenish initiation rites are no match for Mr C. Elise gets autobiographical about the appeal of Season 1 Audrey, and Dave dives into fan time travel theories (thanks to Adam at Diane Podcast for bringing these to our attention -...


Aug 1, 2017

Episode 12 is front-loaded with kindness and full of stories about offscreen characters who are the protagonists of other TV shows in other realities. A familiar face we've been longing to see turnips. Sonny-Jim learns that you can't teach a new dad old tricks. Some young grocery store workers learn that if you're...


Jul 25, 2017

We need Looney Tunes analogies and concepts of time from Herman Melville's Pierre; or, The Ambiguities to help us understand Episode 11 of THE RETURN. How's your Candie cut?

 

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Intro Sound Collage:    0:00 to 2:03

Discussion:                  2:03 to end

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Jul 18, 2017

We dive into the textures of Episode 10 and enjoy spending time with the Mitchum Brothers and their mysterious female companions. Don't fire us because we'll have no place to go. 

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'"I'll Show You What Horror Means": Sex, Sadism and Censorship in Rouben Mamoulian's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Its...


Jul 11, 2017

Episode 9 of The Return brings us back to Earth for quite a lot of reasonably straightforward plot information. Dave and Elise discuss the deeper moral dimensions of office etiquette, the dark side of hippie deodorant, what Andy and Lucy can teach us about having a functioning relationship, and whether it's better to go...