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In a lot of ways 1999 was the year that changed movies. From “The Matrix” and “The Blair Witch Project” to “American Beauty” and “The Sixth Sense”, the last year of the millennium was transformative for Hollywood. Through "Podcast Like It's 1999" writers Phillip Iscove (co-creator of FOX's Sleepy Hollow) and Kenny Neibart (Entourage, Hindsight) examine this apex of Cinema, before television took over, before Reality TV, before TMZ and Twitter but also after the internet, after Clinton, after ...
 
Join the RELEVANT team as they tackle the intersection of faith and culture like no one else — all with a hilarious twist! In addition to the week's news and randomness, Cameron Strang, Jesse Carey, Jamie Ivey, Derek Minor and Tyler Huckabee are joined by thought-provoking leaders, influencers, and artists you don't want to miss.
 
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Screen Draft's Clay Keller and West Wing superfan Britt Keller sit down with Phil for a conversation on the fan favorite episode, CELESTIAL NAVIAGTION. We discuss how Clay schemed various DVD rental services to binge watch the series before the era of binging, the inexplicable sex appeal of Josh Lyman, and how realistic this portrayal of the white …
 
Joining us to wrap up West Wing Wednesdays is Liz Hannah, and West Wing writer/producer Paul Redford! Liz joins Phil in breaking down the final episode of the first season, "What Kind of Day Has it Been?", from it's dramatic final action setpiece, to the ahead of it's time conversation about race. We also go on a WHOLE tangent about Felicity, Lost,…
 
On today’s episode, pastor John Mark Comer joins us to discuss how Christians can best pursue truth in a world that constantly spreads lies. Plus, we talk about the Beanie Babies scandal on Ebay, how Jeff Bezos is trying to find eternal life his own way, the cringeworthy idea of turning social justice into a reality show competition and more. Stick…
 
Happy Friday! On today’s episode, the incredibly talented Jessica Chastain joins us to talk about her new film, ‘The Eyes of Tammy Faye,’ and what she thinks we get wrong about Tammy Faye Bakker. Plus, we discuss how flawed Facebook’s algorithm is and why society is more interested in divisive and fake news. And stick around for the end because we …
 
Self proclaimed "Helga Pataki Moon" Caroline Framke joins us to talk about America's favorite football head, HEY ARNOLD! We use the episode "Helga on the Couch" as a launching pad to talk about the show's groundbreaking depiction of therapy, and the dark characterization of the adults that surround the main characters. We also discuss our love/hate…
 
Rebekah Lyons, author and speaker, joins us for today’s episode to discuss the importance of surrendering our “yes” to God even in the midst of uncertainty. Plus, we discuss the flawed plan of faking a vaccine card and the epidemic of the McDonald’s McFlurries machine always being down, and we debate the braggability of being in the Boy Scouts. And…
 
Our popular FROM TOP TO BOTTOM series returns with one of the greatest filmmakers to ever step behind a camera - the inimitable FRANCIS FORD COPPOLA. And we're joined for this 90-minute (that's a laugh) dive into his entire filmography by writer and producer BRYAN COGMAN, from GAME OF THRONES. It's a beautiful messy dive into one hell of an auteur.…
 
The Friday episode is here! Today, the one and only Derek Minor speaks with Jennifer Hudson about her upcoming role as the Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin in the biopic ‘Respect.’ Plus, we remember legendary actor Michael K. Williams for who he was on and off the screen. And we celebrate the beginning of fall by quizzing our knowledge of Taylor Swift…
 
For the first time in a while, Phil and Kenny are flying solo to talk about the painfully underappreciated John Sayles film LIMBO. Is this the best parent/kid movie we've discussed on the podcast? Maybe! We talk about this movie's chaotic structure, and try to figure out why it works so well for us, as well as it's abrupt ending that beat The Sopra…
 
Joe Reid returns to West Wing Wednesdays to discuss confusing titles, the peaks and luls of Abigail Bartlet's character, and the way in which this show influenced a generation of politicians, and the way everyday people view them, with episode 17;THE WHITE HOUSE PRO-AM. Find Joe at: twitter.com/joereid Find Britt at: twitter.com/brittkeller Patreon…
 
SURPRISE! You asked, we listened — the RELEVANT Podcast is back to two episodes a week. On this episode, Pat Barrett from Housefires joins us to discuss being both a worship leader and a musician. Speaking of worship leaders, we look into how Fender is setting their sights on praise and worship bands. Plus we discuss Harvard’s new atheist chaplain …
 
We go deep into the recesses of the CANDYMAN franchise - the original, the reimagining/spiritual sequel, and all those pesky sequels - with CALEB WARD, the VP of Acquisitions for Highland Film Group, formerly of Freestyle Digital Releasing. We also touch on Fantastic Fest, growing up in the South, and shitty emo and folk bands. And if you think we …
 
On today’s episode, World Relief’s Jenny Yang joins us to explain the ongoing crisis in Afghanistan and what Christians can do to help. Plus, Derek is back, and he is ready to talk! We discuss RELEVANT blowing up Instagram and who exactly gets to wear a band’s merch. And, we have another round of Epic Battle. You won’t want to miss this! --- This e…
 
Making her first appearance in two years, Erin La Rosa returns to the podcast to discuss the original ensemble romance, PLAYING BY HEART. We break down why movies of this ilk never seem to work, and why this one stands out as one of the stinkiest, the standout performance from Angelina Jolie, and how projects like this even get produced in the firs…
 
On this week’s episode, Jon Foreman joins us to tell us what he and Switchfoot have been up to and what they’re looking forward to in the future. Plus, we discuss Facebook’s virtual staff meeting idea no one asked for, a new study on Christian’s thoughts on salvation and Argentina’s capybara problem. And, stick around until the end for one of our f…
 
Do you remember when we still had to listen to music on discs and cassettes? Before Spotify and Napster? This week, Phil is joined by fellow writer Matthew D'Ambrosio (The Witcher, The Vampire Diaries) to discuss one of the most influential bands of the 90s, SMASHING PUMPKINS. We dig through the band's storied discography in an attempt to track the…
 
Showrunner Jeff Greenstein (Will & Grace, Dream On) joins us for a conversation on episode 14 of The West Wing, Take This Sabbath Day. We discuss the beautifully nuanced performance from Martin Sheen, and how his religion plays into his role as the president. We also discuss the direction from Thomas Schlamme, from the hackey screwball comedic mome…
 
Stallone vs. Schwarzenegger vs. Willis. Three epic filmographies with over 200 eligible titles. Guest GMs Marc Bernardin (Picard, Fatman on Batman) Jordan Crucchiola (Aughtsterion, Disaster Girls), Wynter Mitchell (Waiting to X-Hale), and Drew McWeeny (The Last '80s Newsletter You'll Ever Need) competitively create the SINGLE, DEFINITIVE top 20 lis…
 
On today’s episode, filmmaker and writer Sian Heder joins us to tells us all about her latest film, ‘CODA,’ which recently premiered on Apple TV+. Plus, we discuss how talking a lot can strengthen your mind, getting mistaken for famous people and remembering important, practical things in life by getting them tattooed on you. And, stick around for …
 
Prepare yourself for "The best romantic comedy ever" according to Daily Mail. That's right, we're talking about Nottin- wait...not Notting Hill? The Very Thought of You? I'm not convinced this movie actually exists, but here is our episode on THE VERY THOUGHT OF YOU with Screen Draft's Clay Keller! We discuss Clay's obsession with Monica Potter, an…
 
Writer Carrie Wittmer joins us for a conversation on episode 13 of The West Wing, TAKE OUT THE TRASH DAY. We talk about the plot surrounding a controversial sex study, and the murder of a gay teenager that has been established in previous episodes. Through this we explore Bartlet's relationship to his faith, and CJ's voice becoming more heard in th…
 
On today’s episode, author and speaker Jackie Hill Perry discusses her new book, which explores the importance of God’s holiness in our lives. Plus, Cameron, Derek, Jesse and Tyler contemplate Little Ceasar’s creepy marketing strategy, the new hosts for Jeopardy!, and the asteroid colliding with the Earth (in 60 years). And, in honor of Friday the …
 
The gang is getting Shakespearean this week as we're joined by actress Rachell Lefevre to discuss the underappreciated cinema debut of Julie Taymor, TITUS. We discuss Hollywood's hesitancy to trust female directors, especially when they are known for their distinct style, the on-set dispute over the Titus character between Taymor and Anthony Hopkin…
 
Writer/Director Jessica Ellis (What Lies West) returns to The West Wing to discuss episode 11, LORD JOHN MARBURY. We talk about the standout performance from Roger Rees as the titular John Marbury, the way the show expertly lays out breadcrumbs that lead to its season finales, and the complexities of CJ's romances and workplace relationships. We al…
 
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