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Thursday, December 15, 2011

27 - Cultural Stagnation and the Kardashians

Has the culture stagnated?  Of course!  We discuss.  Then we ponder the Kardashians.  Cuz...that's what we do.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

26 - Daryl Bullis, and shopping gets more annoying

We put in a call to our classical music expert, Daryl Bullis, then we bitch about how much shopping sucks and is getting worse.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Monday, November 7, 2011

Sunday, October 9, 2011

24 - Rap poets? and Drive reviewed

This week we take a hard look at song lyrics and their claim to poetry with Tupac, and Rialda takes a Drive with Gosling and doesn't come back.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

23 - Self Help Divas and The Third Man

This time we talk about the disturbing trend in motivational pop music and then discuss one of our favorite movies, The Third Man.

Friday, September 9, 2011

22 - Julie Lewis picks her top 6 plays

Julie Lewis, yes, that Julie Lewis, schools us on the theater and tells us the 6 plays she thinks everyone should read.  Great...homework.

Friday, September 2, 2011

21 - Interview with author Richie Unterberger

Who fans unite! This week, our interview with author Richie Unterberger about his new book, "Won't Get Fooled Again" which follows the Who during their most creative and ambitious period.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

20 - Tedious Nostalgia and Top 6 School Movies

We talk about Simon Reynolds' "Retromania" and living in the past.  Then we list our top 6 movies about school.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

19 - P-Town, Patti and David Browne Interview

This week we talk about our doomed trip to Provincetown, redemption in New York and then our interview with author David Browne (contributing editor to Rolling Stone) about his new book, Fire and Rain.  Music fans, listen up!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

18 - Books for high schoolers and A Clockwork Orange

This week we look at good books for teens and a movie we love - A Clockwork Orange

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Amy Winehouse, Brit "Soul", and Millionaire Matchmaker

This week we talk about the death of Amy Winehouse and the whole Brit "Soul" thing, or whatever it is.  And then we dive into the Millionaire Matchmaker and feel gross.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

16 - The Trip, Coogan and Top 6 Summer Songs

This week we review the new film The Trip, and talk about the career of its star, Steve Coogan.  Then we pick our top 6 Summer Songs.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

15 - Youth Culture, A Lost Mac Classic, and In Defense of Tom Cruise

We take a look at youth culture, once a vigorous force for progress and artistic invention, now..not so much.  Then we listen to a great album you probably never heard from Fleetwood Mac.  And then we come to the defense of Tom Cruise, who needs defending.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

14 - Bad Teacher, Super 8 and Geoff Downes of Yes/Asia

This week its a movie extravaganza talking about Bad Teacher, Going the Distance and Super 8.  Then an exclusive interview with Geoff Downes of the bands Yes and Asia.

Friday, June 24, 2011

13 - David Mamet, John Galiano and Notting Hill

This week we shake our heads at David Mamet, keep shaking them for John Galiano and then gaze in wide wonder at one of our favorite movies - Notting Hill.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

12 - Boston town, a Weiner update and Midnight in Paris

We return from Beantown with a brief podcast to tell you how not to get a cab there, what porn stars talk to Congressmen about, and a review of the new Woody Allen movie.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

11 - Anthony's Weiner, sexy babies, and cheesy songs

We talk about why Anthony can show his Weiner to whoever he wants to, sexy diaper wearing babies, and our top 6 cheesy songs we love anyway.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Roth wins Man Booker Prize & Michael Patrei's moving documentary

Controversy erupts as Phillip Roth is awarded the Man Booker Prize for his incredible and one judge walks out in protest saying "I don't rate him as a writer at all".  We go medieval on her ass.  Then we sit down with documentarian and upstanding Utican Michael Patrei to talk about his terrific film "Ballou".

Thursday, May 26, 2011

All About Eve, Dylan Top 5

We begin our series on our favorite movies and this time Rialda kicks us off with the Bette Davis classic All About Eve.  Then we round up our Dylan Top 5 discussion with Garrett Ingraham.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

9 - Part 1 of our Dylan Top 5

On this show we sit down with Garrett Ingraham to compare our top 5 Dylan songs, on the occasion of Zimmy's 70th birthday.  Hilarity and good music ensue.

Friday, May 13, 2011

8 - Noam Chomsky, Fleet Foxes, and Rialda's annoying movie moments

In this episode we have an exclusive "interview" with famed intellectual Noam Chomsky, learn what not to do with a trash bag, listen to the new Fleet Foxes album, and discuss things in the movies that Rialda is totally sick of.

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Friday, May 6, 2011

Episode 7

On this episode we read and discuss passages from some of our favorite books, convincing ourselves we are interesting.  This week its American Pastoral by Phillip Roth and Against the Day by Thomas Pynchon.  Then we continue with our discussion of symphonic music with Daryl Bullis.  Listen for a clip of the new punk band, Rialda and the Pissantics

Saturday, April 30, 2011

Episode 6

This episode we talk about the Labor mural taken down in Maine, the English teacher that dabbles in erotica and the first of our series of teh greatest symphonic recordings with Daryl Bullis.

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Saturday, April 23, 2011

5 - Rod Argent Interview

Our exclusive interview with the Zombies own Rod Argent!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Episode 4

This time we talk about "Piss Christ" and Lady Gaga, not at the same time, and we have a review of the new Paul Simon album - So Beautiful or So What.  We then talk to Jed Kimball about how art is taught in today's colleges.  And we wrap up with an original poem from Rialda!

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Thursday, April 14, 2011

Episode 3

This time we talk about bagged lunches in Chicago schools, the new Sherlock Holmes on BBC, Iggy Pop on American Idol and we end with a look at the career of director Sidney Lumet.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Episode 2

This episode, we talk about the Snooki vs Toni Morrison matchup, that filthy pervert Gaughin, a review of Source Code with, "Couldn't be any cuter" star Jake Gyllenhaal, and we wrap up with a discussion of the sexist portrayal of broads in romantic comedies.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

High and Low Podcast - Episode 1

Rialda and Alan discuss all sorts of stuff that either fascinates or disgusts us, and everything in between!