Episode 37: Hillbilly Elegy

Everything Is Fine!

Ron Howard’s Hillbilly Elegy, based on the 2016 memoir of the same name by J.D. Vance, is bullshit, and we take a little time to talk about why. 


Referenced:

 Appalachian Reckoning: A Region Responds to Hillbilly Elegy edited by Anthony Harkins and Meredith McCarroll

An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Of special note:Amy Adams and Glenn Close have been nominated 13 times for an Academy Award between them, but neither have won yet.

Thanks to slfhlp for providing us some SICK BEATS for our intro and outro.

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Episode 36 – The Social Dilemma (2020)

These dudes are dramatizing an algorithm.

Do we think in Twitter? Can we truly opt out of social media? Have we become machines of our machines? The Social Dilemma has us tackling these questions and so much more. Boot up your brains for a big honking episode. PS – we both shut down our Facebook accounts!!!

Thanks to slfhlp for providing us some SICK BEATS for our intro and outro.

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Episode 34 – My Octopus Teacher

We dive deep into Craig Foster’s man-octopus love story/documentary My Octopus Teacher. Polysemousness! Anthropocentrist narrative arcs! The leftovers of transcendentalism! Learning from the animal other! Cool octopus pics!

Thanks to slfhlp for providing us some SICK BEATS for our intro and outro.

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Episode 33 – I’m Thinking of Ending Things

Laughs all around.

WHY CAN’T ANYONE ELSE TAKE A MENTAL DUMP AND/OR LET THEIR FORMAL FREAK FLAG FLY ON FILM?! we ask in our conversation about Charlie Kaufman’s 2020 I’m Thinking of Ending Things.

Thanks to slfhlp for providing us some SICK BEATS for our intro and outro.

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Episode 32 – The Last Dance (2020)

Only a nominal amount of Space Jam related material.
Sports words.

We did sports words and thoughts over the 2020 Netflix-ESPN documentary The Last Dance, about Space Jam actor Michael Jordan and several non-Space Jam actors on the Chicago Bulls as they pursue excellence in 90s earth basketball. Cheryl rises to the moment. Joe gets sportsbrain trying to talk about sportsbrain. Enjoy. Stay safe. Pray the rims return to American stanchions.

Thanks to slfhlp for providing us some SICK BEATS for our intro and outro.

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Episode 30 – Is Floor Lava? Floor is Lava. Floor is Lava… (2020)

Synecdoche? Metonymy? Chiasmus? Dithyramb?

We don’t have anything to say about the show that most people are watching or recently watched and are experiencing as a gummy cavity where their time was: Floor Is Lava.

Don’t watch it. Or do. Nothing matters. Floor is lava.

Thanks to slfhlp for providing us some SICK BEATS for our intro and outro.

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Episode 29 – Jackson Rising (2017) (Book Club)

Build & Fight / Build & Fight / Build & Fight / Build & Fight / Build & Fight / Build & Fight

Book club is back. We discuss the first chapter of Jackson Rising (Daraja Press, 2017) and Cooperation Jackson’s expansive vision. We don’t do Patreon or merch or anything here, but if you’re a fan of the podcast, we’d love it if you donate to Cooperation Jackson or Buffalo’s Black Love Resists in the Rust.

Thanks to slfhlp for providing us some SICK BEATS for our intro and outro.

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Episode 28 – Means TV

Birchy-tree-plane OR The ruins of capitalism?

What does it mean in the year of our Lord 2020 to seek out media that is not produced by profit-driven, morally bankrupt, corporate machines? 


Means TV — self-billed as the world’s first worker-owned, post-capitalist streaming service — is here to help answer that. They’ve got documentaries, shorts, news, cartoons, satirical Buzzfeed-y life hack videos, and a whole bunch of other stuff. We checked out some of their offerings, including a documentary about Matewan and Appalachia’s labor history, a moving and spare film about a Syrian refugee trying to get by in New Jersey, and shaggy animated videos about two cats in revolt against their owner. It’s all a wild ride, and worth exploring. We talk media consumption, worker-owned collectives, and fighting the good fight while having fun.