#143 - American Muslim and The Tempest with Laila Alawa
Shaun talks with the unabashed, uncensored, and unstoppable founder of The Tempest, Laila Alawa.
#142 - Birdman (2014)
Brian and Shaun discuss, in one contiguous take, Iñárritu’s 2014 Best Picture winner.
#141 - Ramp Your Voice! with Vilissa Thompson
Disability activist Vilissa Thompson talks with Shaun about intersectionality, representation, and the intense labor of trying not to fulfill stereotypes.
#140 - Pacific Rim (2013)
Brian and Shaun continue to alienate the world by disliking Guillermo Del Toro’s robots vs. monsters epic.
#139 - Costume Design with Lynn Falconer
Shaun talks to Lynn Falconer, who’s dressed Nicolas Cage and Kate Beckinsale, among many others, about what a Costume Designer does, being a collaborative loner, and vintage stores.
#138 - Mexican American with Gerry Maravilla
Independent filmmaker and champion of inclusive representation Gerry Maravilla talks with Shaun about being Mexican American, both in the world of film and in the political reality of the current United States.
#137 - Tibetan American with Jigme Ugen
Shaun speaks with the President of the Tibetan National Congress, Jigme Ugen, about the history of Tibet’s struggle with China, what it’s like to be a refugee, and the sorry state of Asian-American representation in entertainment.
#136 - Magnolia (1999)
Shaun forces Brian to watch one of his very favorite movies- P.T. Anderson’s 1999 epic- for the first time.
#135 - Anti-Blackness with Bernard Hayman
Shaun speaks with activist, writer, and Fulbright scholar Bernard Hayman about anti-Blackness, why it’s useful to distinguish it from a broader term like “racism,” and how easy it is to be passively anti-Black in America.
#134 - The Brothers Bloom (2008)
Brian and Shaun take on Rian Johnson’s sophomore effort, the con artist romantic comedy (con rom-com) The Brothers Bloom.