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A depressing nostalgic journey through the life and art of Michael Moore. Hosted by Will Sloan and Luke Savage.

A depressing nostalgic journey through the life and art of Michael Moore. Hosted by Will Sloan and Luke Savage.
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Canada

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A depressing nostalgic journey through the life and art of Michael Moore. Hosted by Will Sloan and Luke Savage.

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English


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PREVIEW - #72 - Comedy Central Roast of Donald Trump

10/10/2018
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Duration:00:01:32

#71 - The Unknown Known

10/4/2018
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In his 2013 documentary THE UNKNOWN KNOWN, legendary filmmaker Errol Morris tried to do to Donald Rumsfeld what he did to Robert McNamara in THE FOG OF WAR. Unfortunately, there's no penetrating this empty shell.

Duration:00:36:41

PREVIEW - #70 - Werner Herzog's God's Angry Man

9/27/2018
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Duration:00:01:40

#69 - Fahrenheit 11/9

9/23/2018
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The podcast returns to its roots. We saw the new Michael Moore movie.

Duration:00:55:59

PREVIEW - #68 - Penn & Teller: Bullshit! (Our First Fan Episode)

9/12/2018
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Duration:00:02:09

#67 - Going Upriver: The Long War of John Kerry

9/7/2018
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Released shortly before the 2004 election, GOING UPRIVER: THE LONG WAR OF JOHN KERRY was both a rebuttal to the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, and an attempt to position the Democratic Party nominee as a symbol of the Boomer generation. It had, shall we say, a short shelf life. PLUS: we offer fiery hot takes about Canada's most sinister institution, the Munk Debates.

Duration:00:40:02

PREVIEW - #66 - John McCain: For Whom the Bell Tolls

8/28/2018
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Duration:00:00:59

#65 - Jean-Luc Godard's La Chinoise + British Sounds

8/22/2018
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Mere months before the events of May 1968, French New Wave figurehead Jean-Luc Godard captured the lighter side of left-wing student revolutionaries with his classic LA CHINOISE (1967). A few years later, he tried to create a new kind of radical leftist cinema with BRITISH SOUNDS (1970). Will and Luke compare these two landmarks in a great artist's political awakening; grapple with the ultimate failure of his political project; and consider the cultural contexts from which they emerged....

Duration:00:48:21

#56 - Ford Nation: The YouTube Series

6/12/2018
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Folks, it's time for some Canadian content. Reeling from the disastrous Ontario election, Luke and Will confront their new premier -- Doug "brother of Rob" Ford -- head-on. That's right, folks: it's time to revisit the Ford Brothers' notorious 2014 YouTube show. Please direct all questions and comments to fordnation2014@gmail.com.

Duration:00:46:08

#55 - Oliver Stone's W.

6/1/2018
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Our quest to excavate every piece of cultural detritus from the Bush era continues with a look back at Oliver Stone's weirdly apolitical biopic W. (2008), released less than a month before Obama's election. Luke and Will discuss whether or not George W. Bush is, in fact, a guy they'd like to grab a beer with. PLUS: fiery hot takes about the Ontario provincial election.

Duration:00:40:16

#54 - Ricky Gervais: Humanity

5/18/2018
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What happens when a wealthy entertainer keeps getting dragged on Twitter for his transphobic jokes? In his new Netflix special, Ricky Gervais seeks revenge against the online masses. Luke and Will explore the politics (or lack thereof) of his comedy, and grapple with the difficult experience of watching a beloved artist go bad. "What in God’s Name Happened to Ricky Gervais?" by Brendan James - https://thebaffler.com/latest/what-happened-to-ricky-gervais-james

Duration:00:42:21

#53 - Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed

5/12/2018
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Ben Stein (of "Bueller...? Bueller...?" fame) goes on a crusade against Darwinism in the godawful 2008 polemic EXPELLED: NO INTELLIGENCE ALLOWED. The boys discuss consider how the film's particular brand of dated Late Bush Era™ conservatism shows traces of today's right-wing Campus Free Speech™ talking-points. This is a bad one, folks! "Conservatism Against Democracy" by Luke Savage - https://www.policyalternatives.ca/publications/monitor/conservatism-against-democracy "Justin Trudeau is...

Duration:00:39:25

#52 - The South Park Extravaganza, Part 2

4/14/2018
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We continue our analysis of libertarian funnymen Trey Parker and Matt Stone by delving into "ManBearPig," "Trapped in the Closet," "I'm a Little Bit Country," and "Something Wall-Mart This Way Comes." PLUS: a report on Toronto's prestigious Real Estate & Bit Coin Wealth Expo featuring Pitbull and Sylvester Stallone!

Duration:00:40:35

#51 - The South Park Extravaganza, Part I

4/5/2018
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We begin our multi-part investigation into libertarian bad-boys Trey Parker and Matt Stone with a look back at their 1999 film SOUTH PARK: BIGGER, LONGER & UNCUT. Plus: Luke shares his thoughts on David Frum's new book (spoiler: he didn't like it). "Frumocracy" by Luke Savage - https://jacobinmag.com/2018/03/trumpocracy-david-frum-review-trump-republicans

Duration:00:33:54

#50 - The War Room

3/10/2018
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In 1992, strategists James Carville and George Stephanopoulos changed the way campaigns are waged... or did they??? We revisit THE WAR ROOM (1993), D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus's acclaimed documentary about the Clinton/Bush election, and remember just how dispiriting the '90s were. "The Rise and Fall of Clintonism" by Ryan Cooper - https://www.thenation.com/article/the-rise-and-fall-of-clintonism/ "Is Trump the New Clinton" by Musa al-Gharbi -...

Duration:00:45:20

#49 - Loose Change w/ Alex Ross

2/22/2018
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Luke and Will welcome back conspiracy expert Alex Ross to discuss the Citizen Kane of 9/11 Truther documentaries, and why it's bad.

Duration:00:57:09

#48 - American Sniper w/ John Semley

2/9/2018
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What is "good" conservative art? And does it even matter when the result is a movie that turned Chris Kyle into a right-wing saint? Will and Luke welcome writer John Semley to discuss the complicated artistry of Clint Eastwood. Plus: the lads discuss superstar billionaire Elon Musk and Canada's most visible public intellectual. John Semley on Clint Eastwood - https://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/film/understanding-the-art-and-politics-of-clinteastwood/article37767417/ "Democratize the...

Duration:00:43:04

#47 - Chinese Zodiac

2/2/2018
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MICHAEL AND US travels east to examine China's most popular political artist, Jackie Chan. Will and Luke watch his Beijing-approved propaganda film CHINESE ZODIAC (2012), about a treasure-hunter who repatriates stolen antiques. "Jackie Chan: The Anti-Ai Weiwei," by Will Sloan - https://hazlitt.net/feature/jackie-chan-anti-ai-weiwei The Important Cinema Club on Jackie Chan - https://soundcloud.com/the-important-cinema-club/100-the-jackie-chan-spectacular

Duration:00:45:03

#46 - Man of the Year

1/17/2018
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What if Jon Stewart became Bulworth, but was played by Robin Williams? We excavated Barry Levinson's nonpartisan satire MAN OF THE YEAR (2006) from its Bush-era grave. Luke's article "The Curse of Bipartisanship" for Current Affairs - https://www.currentaffairs.org/2018/01/the-curse-of-bipartisanship

Duration:00:39:40

#45 - The First 2004 Presidential Debate

1/4/2018
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The hosts take a break from cinema to enjoy 90 minutes of spirited debate with two great candidates! Travel back to 2004 to revisit the beating heart of the MICHAEL & US cosmos: the first presidential debate between George W. Bush and John Kerry.

Duration:00:32:11