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Get set for hair-raising narrative compression as Jake and Bill careen through the Kennedy years via montage. When the roller coaster begins to slow down, they'll find Lee Harvey Oswald and Sadie Dunhill waiting for them. They really do show up at the very same time (conspiracy?). Dave and Elise spend much of this episode flaunting their ignorance of l'Affair Kennedy, attempting to deflect the CIA's ire by talking shit about the Mafia instead, and musing about the slash fiction possibilities of the Bill/Jake pairing. And then... Elise makes a startling confession!

 

Episode-related Links:

 Eyes on the Prize (episode 1 on Youtube)

Fellow (Time) Travelers:

11.22.63 Event Podcast with Christopher DeFilippis & Skipper Martin

The Time Travel Nexus

time2timetravel

Time Travel Trio 

 

Time (Travel) Table

1min 30 secs "Other Voices, Other Rooms"

 

 We've got a time-Tumblr! Please do check it out and interact with us there!

Don't forget, you can always write us at anotherkindofdistance@gmail.com, or contact us through our Facebook Page or Twitter account (@TimeTravelFilms). 

We're on all of the podcast delivery services, including iTunes, TuneIn radio and Stitcher, so please rate/review us there, if you can!

Finally, as suggested by listener Jay, here's an Amazon link to Dave's time travel novel, Hypocritic Days (published by Insomniac Press), which is set in the pulp magazine and film worlds of the early 1930s. And the book is now available for Kindle! Please do let us know if you check it out.

Intro Credits:

Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs, "Stay" 

Original Another Kind of Distance artwork by Lee McClure

Direct download: 11_22_63_Episode_3.leveled.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:50pm EST

Elise and Dave continue their examination of Hulu's adaptation of Stephen King's 11.22.63. Jake takes a break from his JFK headaches in this episode, spending a little time in scenic Holden, Kentucky, where young Harry Dunning and his family are scheduled to be slaughtered on Halloween night. If the past takes exception to any meddling with its "greatest hit" murders, will it be a little more flexible when it comes to those "deep cut" deaths that are destined only to be commemorated in GED compositions? All in all, it's a pretty creepy meditation on meat and misogyny, with a lot of interesting echoes of David Lynch's Blue Velvet. Elise also finds James Franco's performance much to her liking, thanks to little soupçons of Cliff Robertson and Robert Stack that she detects in his approach to the material. Finally, she wants everyone to realize that time is too short to bother with all of those extra syllables in "misogynistic". "Misogynous" was good enough for sledge hammer wielding patriarchs of the old school - and it should be good enough for us.   

 

Episode-related Links:

Metis in Space podcast

Quantum Leap podcast

Honest Ed's

Fellow (Time) Travelers:

11.22.63 Event Podcast with Christopher DeFilippis & Skipper Martin

The Time Travel Nexus

time2timetravel

Time Travel Trio 

 

Time (Travel) Table

1min 30 secs "The Kill Floor"

 

 We've got a time-Tumblr! Please do check it out and interact with us there!

Don't forget, you can always write us at anotherkindofdistance@gmail.com, or contact us through our Facebook Page or Twitter account (@TimeTravelFilms). 

We're on all of the podcast delivery services, including iTunes, TuneIn radio and Stitcher, so please rate/review us there, if you can!

Finally, as suggested by listener Jay, here's an Amazon link to Dave's time travel novel, Hypocritic Days (published by Insomniac Press), which is set in the pulp magazine and film worlds of the early 1930s. And the book is now available for Kindle! Please do let us know if you check it out.

Intro Credits:

Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs, "Stay" 

Original Another Kind of Distance artwork by Lee McClure

Direct download: 112263episode2.level.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:38pm EST

Elise and Dave begin their quasi real-time coverage of Hulu's much anticipated adaptation of Stephen King's 11.22.63 with an in-depth look at the show's debut episode. There's a lot to discuss here - from the relative ontological fixity of "major" and "minor" historical events (why would "time" care? wouldn't any change be as important or as unimportant as any other change?) to the long-range historical impact of the Vietnam War.  Along the way, we struggle to pin down the enduring appeal of old-timey diners, Elise takes our lives in her hands by calling out the CIA, and both hosts agree that, if nothing else, old Al's pantry wormhole showed up just in time to whisk James Franco out from under that death mask goatee.

We'll be here every week for the duration of the 8-part series, and you're on our permanent invitee list - no de Mohrenschildt name-drop required!

Episode-related Links:

Peter Delacorte's Time on My Hands

Eyes on the Prize

 

Fellow (Time) Travelers:

11.22.63 Event Podcast with Christopher DeFilippis & Skipper Martin

The Time Travel Nexus

time2timetravel

Time Travel Trio 

 

Time (Travel) Table

1min 30 secs 11.22.63 (2016) "The Rabbit Hole"

No mailbag this week - we'll bring it back next time!

 

We've got a time-Tumblr! Please do check it out and interact with us there!

Don't forget, you can always write us at anotherkindofdistance@gmail.com, or contact us through our Facebook Page or Twitter account (@TimeTravelFilms). 

We're on all of the podcast delivery services, including iTunes, TuneIn radio and Stitcher, so please rate/review us there, if you can!

Finally, as suggested by listener Jay, here's an Amazon link to Dave's time travel novel, Hypocritic Days (published by Insomniac Press), which is set in the pulp magazine and film worlds of the early 1930s. And the book is now available for Kindle! Please do let us know if you check it out.

Intro Credits:

 

 

Maurice Williams & The Zodiacs, "Stay" 

Original Another Kind of Distance artwork by Lee McClure

Direct download: 112263episode1.level.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:40pm EST

“I want to drive a truck straight through her head”: it's the Valentine's Day episode at AKoD! Where we're taking a look at a couple of under-appreciated movies about couples getting a second chance at happiness through a strange twist of fate, starring women struggling with unfortunate of-the-moment haircuts, three names, and trying to get credit for being able to both act and sing. We admire the tricky structure of If Only (2004), with Jennifer Love Hewitt and some British guy who does a lot of TV; and defend the John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John vehicle Two of a Kind (1983), recipient of a puzzling amount of critical venom, on the basis of its auteurish idiosyncrasy and class realism. We hope our podcast, and these movies, enhance your Valentine's Day, whether for giggles or as part of a nihilistic anti-VD campaign!

Episode-related Links:

The Time Travel Nexus Portal!

William Sleator's The Green Futures of Tycho (1981)

and The Last Universe (2006)

Fellow (Time) Travelers:

The Time Travel Nexus (now with 100% more Mary Helen Norris!)

time2timetravel

And... fellow podcasters Jenn, Hyde, and Matt at:

Time Travel Trio 

 

Time (Travel) Table

0:00 Two of a Kind (1983)

1:43 If Only (2004)

3:02   Mailbag!

 

We've got a time-Tumblr! Please do check it out and interact with us there!

Don't forget, you can always write us at anotherkindofdistance@gmail.com, or contact us through our Facebook Page or Twitter account (@TimeTravelFilms). 

We're on all of the podcast delivery services, including iTunes, TuneIn radio and Stitcher, so please rate/review us there, if you can!

Finally, as suggested by listener Jay, here's an Amazon link to Dave's time travel novel, Hypocritic Days (published by Insomniac Press), which is set in the pulp magazine and film worlds of the early 1930s. Please do let us know if you check it out.

Intro Credits:

The Dream Syndicate "That's What You Always Say"

Jennifer Jones and Joseph Cotten (along with Debussy's music) in William Dieterle's Portrait of Jennie (1948)

  

Outro Credits:

Bette Davis + lounge singer in Edmund Goulding's Dark Victory (1939)

 

Original Another Kind of Distance artwork by Lee McClure

Direct download: AKOD_-_Two_of_a_Kind_and_If_Only.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:17am EST

David and Elise contemplate the sweater chauvinism of Bing Crosby, the charms of William Bendix, whether or not women on the internet ogling Gene Kelly's butt is categorically different from objectionable objectification, the timeline of Scottish witch trials, and the pros and cons of purity-obsessed utopias that don't allow people to go to university in this episode devoted to two time-travel Technicolor musicals, or semi-musicals, A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR'S COURT (1949) and BRIGADOON (1954). Note: in response to listener complaints about both Dave's and Elise's volume (depending on the episode and/or your ears, one or the other of us is always too loud), this episode has been run through the Levelator, which is neither a lost sci-fi novel by Henry James nor a new James Cameron movie, but some type of software. Let us know if it's an improvement and some day soon we'll do the same for our back catalogue!

Episode-related Links:

Ethan Mordden's The Hollywood Studios: House Style in the Golden Age of Movies

Journeyman (TV series)

World of Tomorrow (short film)

Upcoming Hulu TV adaptation of Stephen King's 11.22.63

 

Fellow (Time) Travelers:

The Time Travel Nexus

time2timetravel

And... fellow podcasters Jenn, Hyde, and Matt at:

Time Travel Trio 

 

Time (Travel) Table

0:00 A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (1949)

1:11 Brigadoon (1954)

2:16 Mailbag

 

We've got a time-Tumblr! Please do check it out and interact with us there!

Don't forget, you can always write us at anotherkindofdistance@gmail.com, or contact us through our Facebook Page or Twitter account (@TimeTravelFilms). 

We're on all of the podcast delivery services, including iTunes, TuneIn radio and Stitcher, so please rate/review us there, if you can!

Finally, as suggested by listener Jay, here's an Amazon link to Dave's time travel novel, Hypocritic Days (published by Insomniac Press), which is set in the pulp magazine and film worlds of the early 1930s. Please do let us know if you check it out.

Intro Credits:

The Dream Syndicate "That's What You Always Say"

Jennifer Jones and Joseph Cotten (along with Debussy's music) in William Dieterle's Portrait of Jennie (1948)

  

Outro Credits:

Bette Davis + lounge singer in Edmund Goulding's Dark Victory (1939)

 

Original Another Kind of Distance artwork by Lee McClure

Direct download: AKOD_-_Connecticut_Yankee_in_Brigadoon_-_Leveled.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:01pm EST

Dave and Elise go on a most excellent adventure... that's right, it's BILL AND TED'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURE (1989), paired with Terry Gilliam's TIME BANDITS (1981), two comedic tours through history. But do these films have anything interesting to say about history? How about modern life? Why does everyone have it in for Napoleon? Why would Joan of Arc want to lead a jazzercise class? Why is Sean Connery so cool? Elise runs into trouble trying to avoid the buzzphrase “on point.” (Seriously, where did that even come from? A confusion of the ballet term with “sticking to the point”? Please write in with your urban etymology.) Dave protests the Twinkie treatment of Genghis Khan.

As discussed in our feedback section - please check out Craig Richardson's righteous new project: The Time Travel Nexus (which has already sucked Paul Wandason of time2timetravel into its temporal vortex).

 

Time (Travel) Table

0:00 Time Bandits (1981)

1:31 Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)

2:54 Feedback

 

We've got a time-Tumblr! Please do check it out and interact with us there!

Don't forget, you can always write us at anotherkindofdistance@gmail.com, or contact us through our Facebook Page or Twitter account (@TimeTravelFilms). 

We're on all of the podcast delivery services, including iTunes, TuneIn radio and Stitcher, so please rate/review us there, if you can!

Finally, as suggested by listener Jay, here's an Amazon link to Dave's time travel novel, Hypocritic Days (published by Insomniac Press), which is set in the pulp magazine and film worlds of the early 1930s. Please do let us know if you check it out.

Intro Credits:

The Dream Syndicate "That's What You Always Say"

Jennifer Jones and Joseph Cotten (along with Debussy's music) in William Dieterle's Portrait of Jennie (1948)

  

Outro Credits:

Bette Davis + lounge singer in Edmund Goulding's Dark Victory (1939)

 

Original Another Kind of Distance artwork by Lee McClure

Direct download: Bill_and_Ted_and_Bandits.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:14pm EST

Scrooged (1988) and The Family Man (2000)

 

In our second holiday 'cast, we look at a couple of movies influenced by the classic tales/tellings of last year's episode. First, SCROOGED (1988) gives a Reagan-era spin to the Dickens standard, and also prepares Bill Murray for GROUNDHOG DAY (a great time-travel comedy that we've already 'casted about). Then, THE FAMILY MAN (2000) stars a shockingly subdued Nicholas Cage in a movie that nods to Dickens, IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, and even GROUNDHOG DAY, but still – so Elise thinks – can't make its billionaire bachelor protagonist's dilemma wholly sympathetic. And what happened to those kids? We wish you happy holidays with your loved ones, whether “real” or part of your own private bubble universe, and will return in the new year!

 

Time (Travel) Table

0:00:00 Scrooged (1988)

1:39:00 The Family Man (2000)

 

 

We've got a time-Tumblr! Please do check it out and interact with us there!

Don't forget, you can always write us at anotherkindofdistance@gmail.com, or contact us through our Facebook Page or Twitter account (@TimeTravelFilms). 

We're on all of the podcast delivery services, including iTunes, TuneIn radio and Stitcher, so please rate/review us there, if you can!

Finally, as suggested by listener Jay, here's an Amazon link to Dave's time travel novel, Hypocritic Days (published by Insomniac Press), which is set in the pulp magazine and film worlds of the early 1930s. Please do let us know if you check it out.

Intro Credits:

The Dream Syndicate "That's What You Always Say"

Jennifer Jones and Joseph Cotten (along with Debussy's music) in William Dieterle's Portrait of Jennie (1948)

  

Outro Credits:

Bette Davis + lounge singer in Edmund Goulding's Dark Victory (1939)

 

Original Another Kind of Distance artwork by Lee McClure

Direct download: Holiday2015.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:57pm EST

Mr. Nobody (2009) & A Thousand Kisses Deep (2011)

Elise and Dave consider a narratively complex alternate reality extravaganza, MR. NOBODY (2009), and a time travel movie with a complex, A THOUSAND KISSES DEEP (2011). Each film offers a different answer to the question: are we doomed by our radical freedom of choice or our radical lack of it? Elise gets out the knives. Dave soft-pedals frantically. In the feedback section, we take David O. Selznick and Jennifer Jones seriously.

 

Time (Travel) Table

0:00:00 Mr. Nobody (2009)

1:35:00 A Thousand Kisses Deep (2011)

2:37:00 Mailbag

 

We've got a time-Tumblr! Please do check it out and interact with us there!

Don't forget, you can always write us at anotherkindofdistance@gmail.com, or contact us through our Facebook Page or Twitter account (@TimeTravelFilms). 

We're on all of the podcast delivery services, including iTunes, TuneIn radio and Stitcher, so please rate/review us there, if you can!

Finally, as suggested by listener Jay, here's an Amazon link to Dave's time travel novel, Hypocritic Days (published by Insomniac Press), which is set in the pulp magazine and film worlds of the early 1930s. Please do let us know if you check it out.

Intro Credits:

The Dream Syndicate "That's What You Always Say"

Jennifer Jones and Joseph Cotten (along with Debussy's music) in William Dieterle's Portrait of Jennie (1948)

  

Outro Credits:

Bette Davis + lounge singer in Edmund Goulding's Dark Victory (1939)

 

Original Another Kind of Distance artwork by Lee McClure

Direct download: NobodyKissesDeep.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:18pm EST

Man of the Century (1999) and The Sticky Fingers of Time (1997)

Elise and Dave look at two late-90s, low-budget, little-known indies, the high- concept/single-gag (depending on your point of view) MAN OF THE CENTURY (1999) and the ahead-of-its time (linearly speaking) THE STICKY FINGERS OF TIME (1997). Frank Gorshin's presence in the former film occasions autobiographical digressions about your hosts' abortive adventures in screenwriting. Dave inexplicably neglects to mention that the protagonist of his screenplay was a nicotine-addicted rabbit who substitutes carrots for cigarettes. Elise, prompted by the title and imagery of STICKY FINGERS, gets off-the-chain explicit. And in the feedback section: some breakthroughs.

 

Time (Travel) Table

0:00:00 Man of The Century (1999)

1:13:00 The Sticky Fingers of Time (1997)

2:28:00 Mailbag

 

We've got a time-Tumblr! Please do check it out and interact with us there!

Don't forget, you can always write us at anotherkindofdistance@gmail.com, or contact us through our Facebook Page or Twitter account (@TimeTravelFilms). 

We're on all of the podcast delivery services, including iTunes, TuneIn radio and Stitcher, so please rate/review us there, if you can!

Finally, as suggested by listener Jay, here's an Amazon link to Dave's time travel novel, Hypocritic Days (published by Insomniac Press), which is set in the pulp magazine and film worlds of the early 1930s. Please do let us know if you check it out.

Intro Credits:

The Dream Syndicate "That's What You Always Say"

Jennifer Jones and Joseph Cotten (along with Debussy's music) in William Dieterle's Portrait of Jennie (1948)

  

Outro Credits:

Bette Davis + lounge singer in Edmund Goulding's Dark Victory (1939)

 

Original Another Kind of Distance artwork by Lee McClure

Direct download: stickyfingersofthecentury.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:29pm EST

Sapphire & Steel: Assignment #1 - Escape Through a Crack in Time (1979)

Dave and Elise are assigned to guide you through the "bloody-minded impenetrability" (in the words of THE SCI-FI FREAK SITE) of obscure, no-budget British TV cult show SAPPHIRE AND STEEL (1979-82), about the strangest time police possibly in the history of the concept. In "Assignment 1," sometimes known as "Escape Through a Crack in Time," a cozy, isolated bourgeois household is invaded by the horrors of history when a nursery rhyme opens a time corridor that snatches away the parents, and only interdimensional beings with a Mulder-and-Scully-like thing going on, sent by a semi-transparent helmet floating through space, can save the day. But then a time monster's flashlight babies start making some really weird things happen, and, well... we try to explain.

 

Time (Travel) Table

0:00 Introductory ramblings and Sapphire and Steel

1:36:00 Mailbag

 

We've got a time-Tumblr! Please do check it out and interact with us there!

Don't forget, you can always write us at anotherkindofdistance@gmail.com, or contact us through our Facebook Page or Twitter account (@TimeTravelFilms). 

We're on all of the podcast delivery services, including iTunes, TuneIn radio and Stitcher, so please rate/review us there, if you can!

Finally, as suggested by listener Jay, here's an Amazon link to Dave's time travel novel, Hypocritic Days (published by Insomniac Press), which is set in the pulp magazine and film worlds of the early 1930s. Please do let us know if you check it out.

Intro Credits:

The Dream Syndicate "That's What You Always Say"

Jennifer Jones and Joseph Cotten (along with Debussy's music) in William Dieterle's Portrait of Jennie (1948)

 

Interlude Music:

"Magnet and Steel" Walter Egan

 

Outro Credits:

Bette Davis + lounge singer in Edmund Goulding's Dark Victory (1939)

 

Original Another Kind of Distance artwork by Lee McClure

Direct download: SapphSteel.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:06am EST