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.

As always, send yr comments, questions, and movie suggestions to twoforspacejamplease @ gmail.com and subscribe on iTunes or Google Play.

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.

As always, send yr comments, questions, and movie suggestions to twoforspacejamplease @ gmail.com and subscribe on iTunes or Google Play.

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.

Episode 27 – De Rigueur Tiger King Content

SECRET TIGER KING ERIC DOES NOT LIKE MÖTLEY CRÜE / TOO PLASTIC

It wasn’t until after we recorded our conversation about Netflix’s Tiger King that we realized the hit documentary series is a mirror and what it shows is inscrutable. But that didn’t stop us! We cover labor, misogyny, Edward Said, spectacle, captivity, electoral politics, exploitation, the exotic-animal-owner-as-colonizer, polyamory, true crime, and lions, and tigers, and bears. Oh my.

As always, send yr comments, questions, and movie suggestions to twoforspacejamplease @ gmail.com and subscribe on iTunes or Google Play.

Episode 26 – How to Beat Coronavirus Capitalism

Unemployment Line, NYC

While we’re all marooned at home baking bread in sweatpants and trying to make friends with our very legitimate and mounting anxieties, Naomi Klein, Astra Taylor, and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor had an on-fire Zoom conversation about coronavirus capitalism and how to beat it. Haymarket Books (as always, a model publisher for the people) hosted, and thousands of people tuned in. Their conversation of course sparked our own conversation about how to think through what’s happening now and where we need to go from here.
Watch their talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lxwLHRKaB0&t=7s. Then listen to us get rrrlll political up in here.

As always, send yr comments, questions, and movie suggestions to twoforspacejamplease @ gmail.com and subscribe on iTunes or Google Play.

Episode 25 – 12 Monkeys (1995) / Life Under Covid Lock Down

For some reason we’ve been watching movies about pandemics to escape from the pandemic. We thought we’d take the Bruce Willis/Brad Pitt time-traveling, plague-spewing 12 Monkeys for a ride. We found it mostly underwhelming, so we spent the majority of the episode talking about what the FUCK is going on in the world right now, our feelings, etc. etc. Come cope with us.

Episode 24 – BoJack Horseman Finale (2020)

WE V CHOKED UP

We’re all going to die. It took a cartoon about a writer struggling toward happiness and an alcoholic horse man / former sitcom actor (and a cat-mother-agent-former-girlfriend-of-3-boys-in-a-trench coat) ruining other people’s lives then almost terminating his own to get us to confront this seriously for the first time in a few years. THIS IS A VERY FUN EPISODE. Please join us for the BoJack Horseman finale.

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

As always, send yr comments, questions, and movie suggestions to twoforspacejamplease @ gmail.com and subscribe on iTunes or Google Play.

Episode 23 – American Factory (2019)

Screening of American Factory

Thriller novels: where JK Rowling goes to be a piece of shit and politicians like Bill Clinton and Newt Gingrich dramatize their world view in the stupidest possible ways! The Obamas are too good for that: they’re diving into the movie biz via their partnership with Netflix. Their first entry is the 2019 American Factory, which works really hard toward mediocrity despite a number of compelling moments. WHO COULD HAVE ANTICIPATED THAT?

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

As always, send yr comments, questions, and movie suggestions to twoforspacejamplease @ gmail.com and subscribe on iTunes or Google Play.

Episode 22 – Cats

Cats.

Welcome to the holiday edition of Two For Space Jam, Please! We backed our dump truck up to Cats, a movie about…Cats? Cheryl makes a spirited defense of this inflamed jellicle. Joe does not. The conversation ends w/a hostage scenario in which an armed intruder breaks into our home, puts a gun up to one of our heads, and asks the other to choose between watching Cats and Marriage Story. What do we choose? Do we choose? Dear listener, press play to find out.