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Blade Runner (1982) w. Dustin Meisinger

Ep. 86

Dustin Meisinger returns to continue our breakdown of movies set in 2019; this week is the grandaddy of them all: Blade Runner (1982).

We talk about their trench coats and flying cars, we discuss the impracticalities of pyramidal skyscrapers, and we also try to decode the blurred line between human and robot (by asking a lot of questions about robot genitals). Also we didn’t watch 2049, so please ignore our ignorance.

CW: This episode involves discussions of consent & sexual assault, because Blade Runner is a film made in the 80’s.

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Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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74 – The Island (2005) w. Jodie McRobbie & Sophie Gareau-Brennan

The future is now! It’s 2019 so Jodie McRobbie & Sophie Gareau-Brennan join me to kick off the New Year with a movie set in this bright & bold future: 2005’s The Island.

We discuss all the intricacies of clandestine clone factories, the assumptions 2005 made about 2019, and the most important question raised by this film: can Ewan McGreggor look good in white?

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Music credits:
Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License
creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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03 – Communication Technology & The X-Men Movies w. Nathan Eveneshen

Prepare your ears for the sounds of me and Nathan Eveneshen talking about two completely related topics: communicating via technology and the X-Men film franchise! We dive into the semantics of ellipses, discuss whether or not technology exacerbates miscommunication, and, through the magic of a 100% organic segue, break down the 9 X-Men films (sorry Deadpool).

Agree? Disagree? You’re Mitch’s elementary school friend who got called out on this episode? Let us know in the comments below & thanks for listening! [Apologies for the weird robo-voices early in the episode – some mic cables got loose – but that’s the charm of Season 0]

Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

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02 – Art & Technology w. Desiree Leverenz

Today’s guest is the impeccable Desiree Leverenz, who is pursuing her Masters work at the University of York in Toronto. She’s here today to talk with us about what kind of work she’s getting up to, the intersection between art and technology, and how art functions as a means for revolution (at certain levels).

Check out her Instagram @desireeleverenz to keep up with her wonderful work. (Sorry about the audio-level inconsistencies, this was our first tele-interview and we hope to have this issue solved as go forward)

Intro sample: “March of the Spoons” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/

Outro sample: “Port Horizon” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/