This week, Bryan tried Lyft for the first time and he was extremely selfless. He didn’t bother the driver with smiles, conversation, or even eye contact! Also, Bryan discusses a poll that illustrates LGBTs relationship with the church. And did you know? Female entrepreneurs aren’t getting as many financial loans for business because -- you guessed it! They’re women. Paris Hilton, please be sure to watch this episode. Erin has a proposal that you simply MUST hear.
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When Alejandro Jodorowsky set out to make the first movie adaptation of the sci-fi novel, Dune, he wanted to make something more than a Hollywood sci-fi flick. He wanted something almost beyond description. His goal was to open people's minds and expand their consciousness.
But it was never filmed, and now it lives on a single bound set of storyboards.
Documentarian Frank Pavich interviewed Jodorowsky and his collaborators to tell the story, and called his movie Jodorowsky's Dune. He talks with us about Jodorowsky's dream of making an epic space opera, the process of gathering spiritual warriors and cast members (including Orson Welles, Salvador Dali and Mick Jagger), and how an unfilmed movie can continue to influence other artists.
Jodorowsky's Dune is available on DVD and Blu Ray.
Linda Holmes and Glen Weldon of NPR's Pop Culture Happy Hour podcast stop by to share some of their newest pop culture obsessions.
Linda recommends checking out the Food Network series Cutthroat Kitchen, a cooking competition show that has all of the thrills and outlandishness of reality television, along with a sense of humor.
Glen recommends the new comic book series Rat Queens, which takes Dungeons and Dragons-style fantasy and comedy and combines them in a satisfying series about a group of female contract killers.
Artists -- the people that make stuff -- are always influenced by the work of others. And sometimes, something an artist sees is so good, so perfect that they wish they had made it themselves.
This happens so often to the people we talk to, that we made a segment about it. It’s called I Wish I’d Made That.
Matt Fraction writes comic books. Along with artists David Aja and Javier Pulido, Fraction was behind the acclaimed reboot of Marvel's Hawkeye. He writes the dirty, funny, and intensely imaginative series Sex Criminals (the title is literal -- the main characters discover they can freeze time when having sex and use that power for Robin Hood-style justice).
The thing Matt Fraction wishes he made isn't a comic. It's Bruce Lee's kung-fu classic Enter the Dragon.
Kristin Gundred, AKA Dee Dee Penny, is the creative force behind the band Dum Dum Girls. But she wasn't always front and center. She's played in bands for almost fifteen years now, playing drums and singing in other people's groups. Eventually she realized the only way to create the music she wanted was to do it herself. So Dee Dee created a MySpace page and started working on her music.
Now Dee Dee and Dum Dum Girls have three studio albums under their belt, including their newest, Too True.
Dee Dee talks to Jesse about making music in her bedroom, constructing the persona of Dee Dee Dum Dum, and overcoming anxiety and stage fright to be a rock musician.
Don't call it a comeback. Jesse tells us about the LEAST braggy rap song ever written, "What's Up Fatlip?".
Spoon was formed in 1993 by singer Britt Daniel and drummer Jim Eno. They've released eight albums, including their most recent record, They Want My Soul, which came out in August 2014. In this episode, Jim Eno breaks down the song "Inside Out," explaining how it went from the original demo to the finished album version, including what other music influenced the recording. Plus, we'll hear from their co-producer, Dave Fridmann, whose other credits include The Flaming Lips album The Soft Bulletin, and Oracular Spectacular by MGMT.
Buy "Inside Out" on iTunes here.
Jane Stanton returns to talk birthdays, the relentless curse of summer, and dance clubs.
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This week, Cameron's back, and we chat about Guardians of the Galaxy. Plus, news of a possible Star Wars theme park inspires a pitch it, and we added a herald to the team. Welcome, Anthony!
Next week, we will be watching Mad Max, which is currently available on Netflix Watch Instant.
Writer and podcaster Dan McCoy joins Jordan and Jesse for discussion of the Creative Arts Emmys, Jesse's tailor, and a story from Jesse in response to the recent violence in Ferguson, Missouri.
Okay, so. Justin's on paternity leave. (Yay, Justin!) That means we're going to be doing some ... experimental stuff up in MBMBaM. Like, for instance, instead of doing the whole advice thing, we played Dungeons and Dragons and recorded it.
Suggested talking points: The Hero Birthing Process, The Inventor of Fantasy Tex-Mex, Gnomish Craigslist, Dead Horses, Murder Dance, Flushing the Toilet Cave
Ross and Carrie sit down with Paul and Oscar, two members of the Aetherius Society, for a long and insightful conversation about George King, rocks of attainment, and this podcast's investigation methods. Find out what happens when four people all want to talk at once!
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Guest writer/photographer Ural Garrett sits in w/ The Goosedown as Kim & Jasper investigate if rather or not Pharrell has stolen grooves and melodies from other artist songs.