Monthly Archives: July 2015

Chandler Levack on Can’t Hardly Wait



In this week’s episode, screenwriter, filmmaker and Feminist Live Read pioneer Chandler Levack brings Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont’s 1998 teen-party classic Can’t Hardly Wait into the basement, discussing its remarkable cast, its clever investigation of adolescent identity and its appeal to millennials, among other things. Your genial host Norm Wilner does his best not to bring up the fact that he’s old enough to be, like, Chandler’s dad.

 


Scott Thompson on Gentlemen Prefer Blondes



As he returns to Hannibal for the back half of what may be its final season, actor-comedian Scott Thompson — a podcaster himself with the Scott Free Podcast — takes a moment to celebrate the magic that is Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell in Howard Hawks’ 1953 musical Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. Your genial host Norm Wilner would like to remind you that this episode really earns its language advisory.


Comic-Con Adjacent Splintersode with Kiva Reardon and Faith Erin Hicks



In our very first splintersode, your genial host Norm Wilner presents some deleted digressions from our episodes with Kiva Reardon and Faith Erin Hicks! Those conversations took pop-culture detours that couldn’t be accommodated within the parameters of a normal show, but they’re exactly right for this post-Comic-Con saturated landscape. (Basically, Batman and Chris Evans were on everybody’s mind.) Sit back, relax and listen as banter and insight compete for prominence over a fun, rambling hour.


Matt Austin Sadowski on Back to the Future



As his movie Pretend We’re Kissing arrives on iTunes and various VOD platforms, writer-director Matt Austin Sadowski comes to the basement to mark the 30th anniversary of Robert Zemeckis’ time-travel sensation. Your genial host Norm Wilner is all too happy to load the Mr. Fusion.