#80 - Spontaneous Call-In Show
Returning guest David Shreve signs on to talk about his most excellent essay on David Fincher’s Se7en, but discussion quickly goes out the window when Shaun decides to extend an open Twitter invitation to the recording session.
#78 - Discussing Film Online with Steven from TrueFilm
Moderator of /r/TrueFilm Steven- also known as hydra815- chats with Shaun about the state of film discussion online and why TrueFilm is different.
#72 - Elizabeth Rohrbaugh and the Real Story
Shaun talks with (mostly) documentary filmmaker Elizabeth Rohrbaugh about film’s ability to personalize experiences that may be foreign to an audience, and why that matters. Then, by request from Patreon supporter Web Bist, Brian and Shaun run dialogue from 1981’s MY DINNER WITH ANDRE.
#69 - Asian in America with Liz Lin
Shaun has a conversation with fellow Asian American Liz Lin, who writes predominantly about race, culture, and identity. Liz’s piece “Why Asian Americans Might Not Talk About Ferguson” struck a chord with many, both in and out of the Asian American community. Building mostly on themes presented in the piece, Liz and Shaun talk about, among other things, what it means to be neither white nor black in modern America.
#67 - Twitter Celebrity with Chris Scott
What’s it like when your off-the-cuff joke begets a social media tsunami? @iamchrisscott talks about the aftermath of his “Becky” tweet, including the difference between what people now expect of him versus who he actually is.
#66 - Sepulveda and the Good Business of Diversity with Brandon Wilson
Shaun speaks with African-American filmmaker Brandon Wilson about the future of diversity in Hollywood, as well as Brandon’s upcoming feature SEPULVEDA.
#64 - Highly Sensitive People with Kelly O’Laughlin
Kelly O’Laughlin, creator of the blog, podcast, and book A Highly Sensitive Person’s Life speaks with Shaun about what it means (and what it doesn’t mean) to be a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP).
#61 - Broadcasting and How to Talk with Mike Pesca
Mike Pesca, perhaps known to some as an infamous Jeopardy choker, has additionally been a broadcaster for nearly 20 years, including appearances on some of NPR’s most prestigious and popular shows: On the Media, Planet Money, On Point, Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me, and on and on.
#60 - Short Films and Creepy Dreams with Charlie Pieper
Shaun finds common ground with Los Angeles-based writer and multimedia filmmaker Charlie Pieper, whose short films often communicate the creepiness and anxiety of life.
#59 - Acting, Directing, and Loss with Wonder Russell
Actor/director/writer/producer Wonder Russell joins Shaun to talk about her upcoming short film “See You on the Other Side.” Wonder spoke eloquently about her acting process, her transition from actor to director, and the loss of her father inspiring the film.