61 minutes

Up for Discussion

1. Introduction
2. KNOW YOUR ENEMY– Q& A with this week’s guest, Sarah Khan (2:04)
3. THE NEW SLANG – Review and reaction to GIRLHOOD (14:05)
4. THE OTHER SIDE – Sarah and Ryan each share a brief thought on further reading (48:49)


Thoughts from your host…


Two weeks ago, I really did believe that I was going to sit down this weekend and talk about Neil Blomkamp’s CHAPPIE for a podcast episode. But then something funny happened on the way to the studio…the film got so much bad word of mouth. Now, I fully realize that I shouldn’t pay attention to such things and be prepared to make my own mind up…but the thing is, I just didn’t want to dice it.

It’s been a while since I’ve been able to turn people’s attention to something beautiful, and been just as long since I’ve been able to have a weighty conversation on this show that went beyond the fluffiness of a winter cinematic trifle.

So, plans changed.

Instead of wondering about the failed promise of a sci-fi director my guest and I use that precious time and energy discussing a film that speaks volumes about the world we live in…and a film I dearly hope more people get a chance to track down.

Films like CHAPPIE will come and go – much as I may well find myself enjoying it – but films like the one up for discussion today are much more worthy of our conversations.

Speaking of that conversation, I’m deeply thankful that my charming and clever guest for this episode was kind enough to drop by my place to record on such short notice.

That’s the thing about doing a show that lives and dies on the backs of the guests; you really do find yourself depending on the kindness of strangers.


Thanks for tuning into episode one-hundred-thirty-three.

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