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23 | Star Wars: Return of the Jedi

Rounding out our episodes on the original Star Wars trilogy is, of course, Return of the Jedi! From father and son familial strife, to deliberately misleading old Jedi, and silly little tribal teddy bears the final episode of this Star Wars trilogy has it all. So listen in as Channing and Vanessa discuss this polarizing film and how it's handful of standout moments keep the film at large from colliding directly into an asteroid. Don't worry, this won't be our last episode on Star Wars as...


22 | Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

It's round two this week for the original Star Wars trilogy, and the Cornwalls are up to bat, aiming at The Empire Strikes Back. Widely considered the darkest and best chapter of the entire Star Wars saga, Empire blows open the doors of lore within the Star Wars universe and reveals much about some of the characters. From the lies told by old men to the revelations of parentage. The Cornwalls cover the history of the film and even briefly talk about Splinter of the Mind's Eye, the Alan Dean...


21 | Star Wars: A New Hope

This week sees the Cornwalls kicking off their three episode series on the original Star Wars trilogy. Starting of course with Episode 4: A New Hope (Or the true first episode for purists). The Cornwalls start by briefly talking about their history with Star Wars and its importance in their life, and then bust right into A New Hope, talking about all of its events from start to finish. RIP Porkins.


Episode 20: The Predator Films

With the release of the newest Predator film this week, the Cornwalls decided it was the perfect time to reflect on the three prior films in the series. With the subversive 80's action influenced original, the different and underappreciated sequel, and finally, the pseudo-reboot Predators. Listen in for a spine ripping good time!


Episode 19: The Channing Cornwall Interview

The 2nd in our double episode release this week is Vanessa interviewing Channing. Much in the vein of the prior interview, she asks broad life questions and then gets into the nitty-gritty with him about writing. They talk about his origins as a writer all the way through to the release of his upcoming novel, The World Carried On. Enjoy!


Episode 18: The Vanessa Cornwall Interview

We're doing double episodes this week! This episode is Channing interviewing Vanessa, asking her those hard-hitting questions to get to the root of who she is so, that our listeners can have the opportunity to get to know her and her love for photography and dogs. There are some tears, so be prepared!


Episode 17: Supernatural

This week the Cornwalls talk about one of Vanessa's favorite television shows, Supernatural. The...supernatural show about two brothers who drive back and forth across the U.S. hunting and stalking all manner of paranormal creature. Channing has many questions and swears only by the first five seasons, while Vanessa is a diehard fan to the end. Enjoy!


Episode 16: The Conjuring Film Universe

With the impending release of The Nun in a couple weeks, the Cornwalls chose to take this episode and dedicate it to the entire Conjuring film universe as we know it now. Comprised of the critically-acclaimed The Conjuring 1&2, as well as the less well-received Annabelle and Annabelle: Creation films. Part ghost story, demonic exorcism, and part fashionable dolls, these are some of the creepiest flicks out there! So, sit back in your rocking chair with your favorite doll in hand and listen...


Episode 15: Social Media

After a weeklong hiatus, the Cornwalls are back with another Culture Chronicle! This week they take a break from film, television, books, and other pop culture subjects to talk about the widespread use and effects of social media. From the humble/creepy beginnings of chatrooms and AIM all the way through to more contemporary uses like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. Channing and Vanessa each talk about their uses and views of the various platforms and how they feel about their place in...


Episode 14: 80's Action Films

Flex your muscles, load your guns, and hide your emotions, because it's time to talk about some of the best 80's action films! Everything from Schwarzenegger mowing down copious amounts of villainous mercenaries, to Van Damme spin kicking everyone in sight, or Stallone delivering incoherent one liners, the Cornwalls talk about it all. This one isn't for the sissies, it's for the tough emotionless brutes, enjoy!


Episode 13: Joe Hill

This week, the Cornwalls talk about their affinity for the literary works of Joe Hill. Joe's a contemporary writer of sci-fi, horror, fantasy, and some might say, a bit of romance, and he's also the son of legendary writer, Stephen King. But what you'll discover, is that the Cornwalls think he stands out and even above the shadow of his father. Listen in as they discuss his writing, from the creepy ghost novel, Heart-Shaped Box, all the way through his more recent work like The Fireman and...


Episode 12: The Dark Knight Trilogy

This week's episode is a doozy! The Cornwalls sit down and discuss Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight Trilogy. From the humble beginnings of Batman Begins in 2005 to the widely acclaimed Dark Knight in 2008 and ending with the somewhat polarizing Dark Knight Rises in 2012. The Cornwalls talk about each film and their feelings on the themes, villains, portrayals, and overall storytelling of the trilogy as a whole. It's our longest episode to date and for good reason. So try out your best raspy...


Episode 11: Bad Horror Films

It's easy to talk about the things we love, and it's probably even easier to talk about the things we don't. This week the Cornwalls talk about some of the worst horror films they've seen, and trust me, they don't even come close to covering all of them. The first of what will surely be more episodes in the future regarding this topic, join the Cornwalls on their odyssey through the dregs of horror films.


Episode 10: What a Twist!

Most great plots have a solid twist in them somewhere, something that takes the viewer or reader by surprise and suddenly makes all the little hints they've been fed throughout the story make sense. Some stories earn those, some are cheap and undeserved. The Cornwalls this week, take a look at some of the best twists in films. Warning: Spoilers Everywhere!


Episode 9: Let's Go On Down to South Park!

South Park has been a staple of comedy television for over two decades. It's been subject to censorship and has had more than its' fair share of controversy, but hot damn is it fucking funny! Join the Cornwalls as they take a dive into a show they've both been fans of for years and discuss their favorite characters, episodes, and why the exploits of Stan, Kyle, Kenny, and Cartman have been so important to them.


Episode 8: A Dizzy and Reese Dog Life

This week the Cornwall's take a break from pop culture conversation to talk about living life with dogs. They each reminisce about their histories growing up with man's best friend, and then move into the meat of the conversation to talk about their experiences with the two pups they've raised together. Dizzy and Reese are a German Shepherd and Black Lab respectively, and couldn't be more different in terms of their temperaments, intelligence, and level of energy. So kick back and listen as...


Episode 7: That Disney Childhood

This week the Cornwalls reflect back on their childhoods and talk about the ways that Disney influenced them growing up. Channing speaks to how the films were a large part of his life when he was very young, but he quickly moved away from them. Vanessa however, had quite the opposite experience due to not much fault of her own. Come, we will show you the world, shining shimmering...ah, you get it!


Episode 6: Richard Matheson is Legend

In this episode, Channing and Vanessa discuss the importance, inspiration, and impact of the late Richard Matheson. From his beginnings as a screenwriter for The Twilight Zone through his career of writing short stories and genre-spanning novels. The Cornwalls talk about their favorite Matheson books such as I Am Legend, Other Kingdoms, Hell House, and What Dreams May Come as well as the many adaptations of his stories. Channing even gushes about the influence that Matheson has had on his...


Episode 5: Comedy Film Faves

In this episode, Channing and Vanessa discuss some of their favorite comedy films. From the daft, yet clever Dumb and Dumber to the immaturity of Step Brothers and on to classic such as Animal House and National Lampoon's Vacation. There are so many out there it was hard to narrow down to a manageable discussion! Enjoy.


Episode 4: Adaptations, Reboots, and Remakes

In this episode of the Cornwall Culture Chronicles, Channing and Vanessa discuss what they think it takes to make a good adaptation, reboot, or remake. Referencing certain works such as The Terror, Poltergeist, and the Dark Tower they also infer what makes a disappointing adaptation as well. Everyone's childhoods will be ruined!