Joe Hall is a writer, educator, and deprofessionalized academic. Black Ocean Press published his most recent book, Someone's Utopia, in 2018. His second book, The Container Store Vols. I & II (SpringGun Press 2012) was written with Chad Hardy. He has published journal articles working the intersections of poetics, empire, and the commons.
In our secret holiday bunker, we drank a bottle of wine, watched Olivia Wilde’s Booksmart, and then forgot to talk at all about Olivia Wilde’s Booksmart. But Cheryl has a whole lot to say about female friendship. We feel this is in the spirit of the movie.
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We dip into the vault to watch John Sayles 1987 labor classic, Matewan, the based-on-fact story (and here’s a hilariously biased company version of the story for kicks) in which Mingo County coalminers enter a deadly struggle with their bosses and their thugs for improved conditions. We talk labor in cinema, dramatizing solidarity and organizing, what the labor films of the future might look like, and Cheryl-super-crush Will Oldham and his gorgeous kissable lips. Solidarity forever! And thanks to slfhlp for providing us some SICK BEATS for our intro and outro.
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Dearest listeners, we have returned from a short break to get freaked out by this summer’s horror-pastoral freakout, Midsommer. We discuss literary precedents, communitarian-phobia in cinema, grad students as villains (I hate that I’m linking to Slate but C pointed out that our point had been made), and more. Also, stay tuned for our first episode featuring an interview with a writer-activist who is doing rad, necessary things. We’re freaking out about this, but in a different way. Skål! <drinks mushroom tea>