Doua Moua’s tireless pursuit of his dream to produce his screenplay, “The Harvest,” finally paid off. We are joined by Doua and his co-star, Perry Yung, who dedicated himself to understanding Hmong culture to portray the father in this deeply personal story.
Did you know Anson used to be a Dungeon Master? In this episode Branan lures Anson into a surprise reunion with his old campaign players under the pretext of interviewing Nathan Stewart of Wizards of the Coast about his role as advisor on the movie Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves. Nathan does eventually join the conversation, it’s like two episodes in one!
In this episode: Branan discusses his oceanic adventure turning 50, Anson recommends Dan Simmon’s ‘Hyperion’, and they both catch-up on ‘Succession’, ‘Beau Is Afraid’, The Dungeons & Dragons movie, meeting John Cleese, some new music and the unforgivable desecration of Jimi Hendrix’s guitar at the hands of he-who-shall-not-be named.
Eric and his buddies decided they would make a shot-for-shot remake of “Raiders of the Lost Ark”. The only problem? They were just kids. But they had a secret weapon at their disposal: they were just kids.
Interested listeners may watch the fan film itself, and see those moments as described, at threaderskids.com
Special thanks to John Hudgens. Additional music for this episode provided by Audiorezout under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial International license.
We are not finished talking about ATHENA by Romain Gavras. This time we let film critic Bilgi Ebiri do all the talking. We also get into marketing versus promotion and how even a film like ATHENA can get lost in all the noise.
In this installment of The Drop Branan and Anson discuss and highly recommend the astonishing film ATHENA by Romain Gavras and film critic Bilgi Ebiri stops by to help us articulate what makes this such an amazing film. Also, Branan and Anson perform an original play written by artificial intelligence.
One of our cultural heroes, Jello Biafra is a legendary figure in the punk rock scene and a spoken word artist and politician. He joins us to discus how he found his unique voice and how to weather the slings and arrows of our chaotic political reality. His solution? Wicked humor.
Just in time for Halloween Branan sits down with author Marshall Julius and legendary makeup FX maestro Howard Berger to discuss their new book, and Branan gets nostalgic and wistful thinking back upon his own almost makeup career.
Back in April of 2020 author and journalist Jack Hitt sat down with us to discuss the beginings of the pandemic and make a few predictions. Over two years later we emerge from our basements and closets to check the accuracy of those predictions and we are once again visted by the ghost of Ignaz Semmelweis. What did we get right and what did we get wrong? Have any lessons been learned?