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Another Kind of Distance: A Time Travel Podcast

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Elise Moore and David Fiore aspire to cover every time travel film ever made (in this continuum, at least). Together, we'll dive deeply and dialogically into this eternally compelling genre. Our discussions will draw from philosophy, psychology, anthropology, history, narratology, and aesthetic theory. We'll even try to wrap our minds around the physics, when the films demand it. It's an ode to paramours and paradox by two people who really give a flux. Please let us know what you think of our approach - and chime in with your own impressions. We're all living in the same time period - we ought to take advantage of that, don't you think?

Elise Moore and David Fiore aspire to cover every time travel film ever made (in this continuum, at least). Together, we'll dive deeply and dialogically into this eternally compelling genre. Our discussions will draw from philosophy, psychology, anthropology, history, narratology, and aesthetic theory. We'll even try to wrap our minds around the physics, when the films demand it. It's an ode to paramours and paradox by two people who really give a flux. Please let us know what you think of our approach - and chime in with your own impressions. We're all living in the same time period - we ought to take advantage of that, don't you think?
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Toronto, ON

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Elise Moore and David Fiore aspire to cover every time travel film ever made (in this continuum, at least). Together, we'll dive deeply and dialogically into this eternally compelling genre. Our discussions will draw from philosophy, psychology, anthropology, history, narratology, and aesthetic theory. We'll even try to wrap our minds around the physics, when the films demand it. It's an ode to paramours and paradox by two people who really give a flux. Please let us know what you think of our approach - and chime in with your own impressions. We're all living in the same time period - we ought to take advantage of that, don't you think?

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English


Episodes

Ben Days of Our Lives : New Teen Titans v1 #15 and #16

10/19/2018
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It's a mixed bag week on Ben Days of Our Lives, as Elise & Dave slog through the Devolution Pool of Wolfman/Perez's incoherent Doom Patrol/Zahl/Rouge/Brotherhood of Evil/Mento arc finale (what the hell did anyone want with Zandia again?) before finding safe storytelling haven in the pathos-charged pages of issue #16's "Starfire Unleashed". Special bonus: full coverage of the 16-page preview of Roy Thomas and Scott Shaw's "Captain Carrot and his Amazing Zoo Crew" (starring...

Duration:05:11:30

Red Time For Bonzo - Episode 9A : Girls on Probation (1938)

10/13/2018
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We've got a bona fide Foy Unit gem for you this week on the podcast - courtesy of screenwriter Crane Wilbur, director William C. McGann, and a personality-studded cast which includes studio up-and-comer Jane Bryan, show fave Sheila Bromley, Sig Ruman in The Wedding Night demon patriarch-mode, lovable contract players Elisabeth Risdon, Dorothy Peterson, and Henry O'Neil - plus wildcards Susan Hayward & Esther Dale. Girls on Probation is an archetypal late-30s Warner Brothers programmer, a...

Duration:01:25:55

Ben Days of Our Lives : New Teen Titans v1 #13 and #14

10/12/2018
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Elise and Dave pick up their Perez/Wolfman New Teen Titans reading series with issues #13 and #14 of the first volume - and find the going a little rough. And yet - the lettercols are alive with sound of praise for issue #8's "A Day in the Lives" and the creators promise to tack their narrative characterward from that point on. Thank X'Hal, because Gar turning into a murderous, misogynist dinosaur; Amazonian blood Olympics; Madame Rouge and General Zahl's accents; Mento's Linus-like devotion...

Duration:03:53:09

Red Time For Bonzo - Episode 8B: The Winning Team (1952)

10/8/2018
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This week, we find the Gipper playing presidentially-monikered baseball star Grover Cleveland Alexander in The Winning Team. Reagan's Warner Brothers swan song was produced and directed by his old comrades from the B-unit trenches (Bryan Foy and Lewis Seiler, respectively), and pairs him with new studio world-beater Doris Day (#7 box office star in the country that year - and rising). The resulting film treads a fascinating line between inspirational sports/disability narrative and post-war...

Duration:01:32:31

The Yellowcast - A Grant Morrison Sebastian O Podcast - issues #1, 2 & 3

10/5/2018
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Elise and Dave close out their Morrison coverage (for the nonce!) with a look at an uncharacteristically nasty piece of work from the decadent 'Nineties - Sebastian O (with art by Steve Yeowell). Intro Song: "Narcissist" by The Libertines You can always write us at anotherkindofdistance@gmail.com, or contact us through our Facebook Page or our Twitter accounts @milescoverdale and @rhodaAF709 We're on all of the podcast delivery services, including iTunes, TuneIn radio and Stitcher, so...

Duration:00:57:03

Red Time For Bonzo - Episode 8A: Boy Meets Girl (1938)

9/30/2018
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We conclude our acclaimed "Ronald-Reagan-appears-for-two-minutes-as-a-radio-announcer" series with Boy Meets Girl (1938), a Hollywood satire/"crazy comedy" adapted from the smash Sam and Bella Spewack play. Directed by Warner comedy ace Lloyd Bacon, the film certainly has its charms, but James Cagney and Pat O'Brien are playing roles originally intended for Olsen and Johnson - 'nuff said. The star duo's destabilizing antics are cribbed from the career-limiting capers of Ben Hecht and Charles...

Duration:01:05:36

The Meaningless and Unfair 'Cast - A Grant Morrison Kill Your Boyfriend Podcast

9/28/2018
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Abandon all hope of a grant, ye who enter here! Take a one-week one-shot detour through Grant Morrison and Philip Bond's Kill Your Boyfriend with Elise and Dave. Also: Elise gets autobiographical (fortunately, not about killing any boyfriends) and another fine Todd Murry letter prompts us to discourse at length upon Emerson, superhero comics scholarship circa 2004, and Gnosticism. Intro Song: "Detroit Valentine" by The Red Aunts You can always write us at...

Duration:01:22:19

Red Time For Bonzo - Episode 7B: Tropic Zone (1953)

9/22/2018
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Tropic Zone may not be much of a film, but it proved to be a hell of a conversation piece for your Bonzo panelists! We delve into the afterlife of the WW2-era "Good Neighbor Policy", the sadly stunted career of co-star Estrelita Rodriguez, the relationship of this 1950s A-minus Pine-Thomas production to Warner Brothers' Cagney-Sheridan-O'Brien extravaganza Torrid Zone (1940), and, above all, the economic Imaginarium of American corporate and paramilitary meddling in the affairs of Central...

Duration:01:52:27

Are U Gud 2? : A Grant Morrison We3 Podcast - We3 #3

9/21/2018
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Elise and Dave decommission this leg of the podcast with a discussion of We3's fateful finale, in dialogue with written pieces by Jog, John R. Parker, Patrick Meaney, and David Brothers. Also: another talk-provoking letter from Todd Murry (much of it keyed to this fine essay on the grimness and grittiness that preceded Watchmen.) Intro Song: "Wild Bore" - Mika Miko You can always write us at anotherkindofdistance@gmail.com, or contact us through our Facebook Page or our Twitter...

Duration:01:28:29

Red Time For Bonzo - Episode 7A: Cowboy From Brooklyn (1938)

9/16/2018
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If Wyoming Steve Gibson didn't exist, those darned culture industry stupidity profiteers would've had to invent him. What's that? He doesn't exist? Hot damn! The Gipper takes a back saddle to Dick Powell once again in 1938's COWBOY FROM BROOKLYN, a film that (as contemporaries were quick to observe) did absolutely nothing for any of the talented people involved in its creation. An elaboration of the (white) cultural appropriation narrative popularized by earlier Powell vehicles like...

Duration:01:12:55

Are U Gud 2? : A Grant Morrison We3 Podcast - We3 #1 and #2

9/14/2018
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Join Dave and Elise as they tumble down a munitions-blasted rabbit hole into Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely's We3! Also: Morrison, Lynch, and general culture talk in response to a fine letter from Todd Murry! Pertinent Links: Todd talks Marvel's Secret Wars and mega-events Elise talks Portrait of Jennie Dave's first impressions of We3 #1 (from 14 years ago....) Intro Song: "Wild Bore" - Mika Miko You can always write us at anotherkindofdistance@gmail.com, or contact us through our...

Duration:01:13:39

Red Time For Bonzo - Episode 6B: Law & Order (1953)

9/8/2018
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In yet another cinematic variation on the Earp legend, some John McCain-Republican types enlist the Gipper to clamp down on the wrong kind of vice and chicanery in Cottonwood, Arizona. Reagan is aided in the quest by a pair of blond brothers (Alex Nicol and Gilligan's Island's Russell Johnson) - one of whom gets himself involved in a rather tiresome romance with destined-to-fail bombshell Ruth Hampton. The film boasts an extremely tense lynching scene, good chemistry between its protagonist...

Duration:01:38:02

When the Moon Hits Mickey Eye: A Grant Morrison Seaguy Podcast - Seaguy: Slaves of Mickey Eye #3

9/7/2018
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Dave and Elise conclude their discussion of the extant two-thirds of the Seaguy Saga - in dialogue with written pieces by John Pistelli, Andrew Hickey, Jog, and Mathew Amylon at Sequart. Get on the rides!!!!! Of possible interest: Vintage Dave blog post on the series. Intro Song: "Blue Moon Revisited (Song for Elvis)" - Cowboy Junkies You can always write us at anotherkindofdistance@gmail.com, or contact us through our Facebook Page or our Twitter accounts @milescoverdale and...

Duration:00:54:51

Red Time For Bonzo: Episode 6A: Accidents Will Happen (1938)

9/2/2018
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Accidents Will Happen (1938) represents kind of a milestone in the young Gipper's career - his first chance to play a non-radio announcer/reporter. In classic Warners "ripped-from-the-headlines" style, the film tackles an Insurance Fraudster Scare that generated more than 400 New York Times headlines during the late 1930s. Our panel discerns the lineaments of the future politician's crowd pleasing persona in the figure of Eric Gregg, intrepid accident claims detective, who is both the...

Duration:01:37:37

When the Moon Hits Mickey Eye: A Grant Morrison Seaguy Podcast - Seaguy: Slaves of Mickey Eye #1 & #2

8/31/2018
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Elise and Dave are back for round two of the Wetsuited Wonder's adventures in hypersensory slumberland. It's a rough ride, as Morrison and Cameron Stewart make you believe a duplicitous readymade best pal can make you cry; introduce a whole new generation of colourfully callow caperers; and toss the notion of externally imposed gender to the bulls. Join us! Intro Song: "Blue Moon Revisited (Song for Elvis)" - Cowboy Junkies You can always write us at anotherkindofdistance@gmail.com, or...

Duration:00:59:27

Red Time For Bonzo - Episode 5B: Prisoner of War (1954)

8/25/2018
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Join Ronald Reagan behind enemy lines in a North Korean prison camp so terrifyingly coercive, even the U.S. Military did not want the public to see it! Filmed with the full cooperation of the Pentagon, the Cold War brass revoked their imprimatur after viewing the final product. You might say this one was declared off-Nimitz, if you were a certain kind of HELLCATS OF THE NAVY-centric punster. PRISONER OF WAR actually dares to put a viable socialist critique of the new U.S. World Order in the...

Duration:01:38:45

When the Moon Hits Mickey Eye: A Grant Morrison Seaguy Podcast - Volume One #3

8/22/2018
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Your hosts round out their coverage of Grant Morrison and Cameron Stewart's Seaguy Volume 1 by circling back into Dave's blogospheric past (in the excellent company of Rose, Steven, David, Sean, and Patrick). Intro Song: "Blue Moon Revisited (Song for Elvis)" - Cowboy Junkies You can always write us at anotherkindofdistance@gmail.com, or contact us through our Facebook Page or our Twitter accounts @milescoverdale and @rhodaAF709 We're on all of the podcast delivery services, including...

Duration:01:07:56

Red Time For Bonzo - Episode 5A: Sergeant Murphy (1938)

8/18/2018
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Episode 5A: Sergeant Murphy (1938) Bryan Foy's B-movie unit at Warner Brothers churned out some of the best bottom-of-the-bill features of the late 1930s, but B. Reeves Eason's "Horseratio Alger" tale Sergeant Murphy is kind of a nag. Nevertheless, this seldom seen army/racing/equine buddy film is a crucial item in the Gipper's filmography, as it demonstrates the studio's continuing commitment to the coltish actor as a leading player (it's his second starring vehicle, following closely on...

Duration:01:20:41

When the Moon Hits Mickey Eye: A Grant Morrison Seaguy Podcast - Volume One #1 & #2

8/17/2018
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When you live, when you die, here comes a podcast on Seaguy! Intro Song: "Blue Moon Revisited (Song for Elvis)" - Cowboy Junkies You can always write us at anotherkindofdistance@gmail.com, or contact us through our Facebook Page or our Twitter accounts @milescoverdale and @rhodaAF709 We're on all of the podcast delivery services, including iTunes, TuneIn radio and Stitcher, so please rate/review us there, if you can! Finally, as suggested by listener Jay, here's an Amazon link to...

Duration:01:23:14

Red Time For Bonzo - Episode 4B - Cattle Queen of Montana (1954)

8/11/2018
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**Subscribe/rate/download RED TIME FOR BONZO via the show's dedicated feed, here. ** Our second Reagan/Dwan collaboration is far inferior to Tennessee's Partner, despite some fine directorial touches and characteristically brilliant open air cinematography from John Alton, but it does furnish your hosts with a textbook example of colonialist hermeneutics in action. On the surface, Cattle Queen of Montana may come across as a "progressive" film, with its anti-bigotry rhetoric and championing...

Duration:05:15:04