Rupert Pupkin Speaks: Just The Pods Vol. 14 ""

Friday, October 5, 2018

Just The Pods Vol. 14

Being a podcaster myself (with two active shows), I can appreciate all the work that goes into creating content week in and week out. As such, I wanted to highlight some enjoyable podcast episodes I came across this week:

SHOCK WAVES - Programming Horror All-Nighters plus Michael Ironside!
Shameless self promotion is the name of the game this week for me and this new episode of Shock Waves is a big part of it. I have been a fan of the show since back in the Killer POV days and was lucky enough to get invited on one episode of that iteration several years back. This one functions as a nice crossover for Pure Cinema fans as Elric sort of came up with the idea of programming Horror All-Nighters as something we might do for PCP, but seeing as we are off on a break at the moment - it seemed like a nice idea to do with Shock Waves and it was an absolute honor and a blast for me to be a guest on the show. So no only is this a PCP crossover, but it ties into Just the Discs as well as I have done several episodes with my pal Rob Galluzo and this Shock Waves drops on a week when I just put out and epic round of Kino Lorber label love that Rob and I just did on JTD. Anyway, programming an all-night horror marathon is actually a dream of mine so it was delightful to come up with my list and to hear what Rob and Elric came up with for theirs as well. ON TOP OF THAT, you get to hear from the great Michael Ironside in this episode - which just had me a little awestruck. I've been a fan of his work for a long time, so it was just an absolute pleasure to even be in the room for that interview section of the show. Enjoy:

CINEMA SHAME - Burt Reynolds Tribute Part 2
More shameless self-promo here! I was asked to be a guest on this second part of a Burt Reynolds tribute done by my friend James Patrick for his show Cinema Shame and I was glad to be a part of it. I was happy to be called upon to talk about a few of my favorite Burt movies and I chose his second directorial effort THE END (1978) as well as the Bill Forsyth directed (and John Sayles scripted) BREAKING IN (1989). Please listen to both parts to get the full effect and admiration of this glowing tribute to a wonderful movie star.
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This new show hosted by The Hollywood Reporter senior writer Seth Abramovitch and Emmy-winning TV writer and comedian Chip Pope is a fun take on some interesting tales of Hollywood for sure. This first episode deals with the story of THE EXORCIST and features an interview with director William Friedkin himself - who has a bunch of stories from behind the scenes and many of them pretty crazy. The format is interesting - they cut to a portion of the interview and then cut to themselves reacting to it and then back to the interview and so forth. The duo have a solid chemistry and approach the subject matter with some humor so I am definitely curious to hear more:

Another enjoyable episode of what has become a weekly regular listen for me with the Trailers From Hell Gurus Joe Dante and Josh Olson interviewing a new filmmaker each week. Being a huge PHANTASM, BUBBA HO-TEP and JOHN DIES AT THE END fan (as well as KENNY & CO.), I was very curious to hear about the non-horror films that inspired director Don Coscarelli - and that is just what this episode offers. From a great discussion of William Wyler's THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES to an appreciation of Kathryn Bigelow's POINT BREAK, this episode was a blast!

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