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Feb 1, 2016

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


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


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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