Kelly Craig's directing debut on “The Edge of Seventeen" was made with the help of her mentor, James L. Brooks; now that Donald Trump is headed to the White House, is it possible the presidential election could also change the fortunes of movies that are competing for the Academy Awards?
Three days of a juice diet has had an unexpected affect on Luke. He and Andrew discuss their favorite political musical parodist, Bob Dylan's Nobel-level reticence, and a high-level Instagram copycat (who is probably not a troll, even though Andrew hopes she is.)
Andrew has a cold. Luke just back from the doctor, a little worse for wear. And Olive had a tough time at the vet. They discuss these developments. They also discuss a new, sobering policy at a Canadian beer company and an infuriating new policy at United Airlines.
Actress Ruth Negga may be Irish, but she says she related to Ruth Loving, the American woman she plays in “Loving.” Both women are of mixed race, a fact that got Ruth and her husband, Richard, into legal trouble when interracial marriage was illegal in some states.
Luke joins Andrew at the offices of Walsh, Walsh and Doormat for a update on his juice diet and PodCat's health. They also discuss one man's air-horn-centered revenge plot and Blair Walsh's career setback.
Eric Heisserer adapted he short story "Story of Your Life" by scientist and writer Ted Chiang into the new film "Arrival," starring Amy Adams. Heisserer reflects on why it was so important to him that the scientists in the movie speak the way that real...
The eight-part PBS documentary series presents "Stories from the Cutting Edge of Recorded Music," from the 1950s to present day. Featured artists include Sly Stone, The Beach Boys, The Beatles, Beck, Bon Iver, and Public Enemy.
We celebrate our podcast’s first birthday with John Maeda, design legend, technologist, artist, and the global head of design and inclusion of Automattic, the company that basically runs every website you visit. We discuss optimism, hope, and how to make a radical vision of inclusion a reality: basically, everything that sustains us and you. Also, bloopers! Happy birthday to all of us!
Fifty years ago, Judy Collins recorded Leonard Cohen's “Suzanne” and introduced him to the wider world; music producer Hal Willner talks about the project that pulled Cohen out of semi-retirement; Pussy Riot co-founder Nadya Tolokno discusses artists' activism in the U.S. and Russia in the wake of Trump’s election; a visit to an open mic night where veterans jam and bond.
Jon Robin Baitz's "Vicuña" now has a different resonance for actor Harry Groener, who plays a Donald Trump-like character; the final part of Richard Nelson’s trilogy, “Women of a Certain Age,” was set on election day and it premiered at N.Y.'s Public Theater as Americans voted; Serj Tankian of the metal band System of a Down is also a symphonic composer.
Luke and Andrew try to move on from the election with lighter topics, like prison breaks and famous Albanians. We also get to hear an actual song from the secret Wu-Tang record that was never meant for our ears.
Luke and Carey come home to an unwanted surprise at Burbank Springs, and we climb into the TBTL Time Machine to remember what the guys said the day Tronald Dump announced he wanted to be President. Also, did Chris Hayes’ faustian bargain re: The Cubs World Series Win cost America its future? Thanks to David […]
If Hillary Clinton is elected, she probably won't want to emulate the women presidents depicted on TV and in films; The Second City comedy troupe and Slate magazine teamed up for a “completely unbiased political revue”; which late night shows have benefitted most from the wild presidential campaign?
Jen “Flash” Andrews stops by again to discuss Historic Beer, Lucky Champagne, and what it’s *really* like to live in a tiny house. Thanks to David Kruetz and Kate Nickel for making this episode of TBTL possible!
"Parks and Rec" alum Nick Offerman carves out his own niche, solves problems with bear hugs... Singer and godfather-of-memes Rick Astley lists some alternatives to his beloved "Rick-roll"... Journalist Emily Witt ponders sex and love in the 21st century... And "Daily Show" correspondent Hasan Minhaj makes a lofty proposal! Plus: drooling drummers, a cold war close call (with a nerve-settling cocktail), and sous vide fast food.