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In this chat, we get into Adam McKay's subversive career, the timeliness (and continued relevance?) of this film AND the dated material in the show, old reviews that really did not dig the film at release and more! Enjoy! Thanks Skillshare for sponsoring this episode! Explore your creativity at http://skillshare.com/SMTM and get a free trial of Ski…
 
Author and editor of the New York Times Book Review Pamela Paul and New York Times journalist Cecilia Kang join hosts Whitney Terrell and V.V. Ganeshananthan to consider how social media and search engines have changed everyday life. First, Paul provides a nostalgia tour of pre-internet life, and reads from her new book, 100 Things We’ve Lost to th…
 
In this episode, we open up the mailbag to answer YOUR questions that were emailed or called in. We always get too many listener questions than we can handle, so we wanted to kick off the holiday season with a big THANK YOU! We break into questions on Drive-Black Widow-Horror Movies as the last frontier for artistic films-Eternal Sunshine-Alien/Apo…
 
Another Marvel movie! In this chat, the Wisecrack crew - joined by the one and only Lux - talks Chloe Zhao's ETERNALS (2021). We get into the narrative rhythms of Marvel movies, some comic book history, some Marvel-lore-untangling, the religion-mythology narratives in the film - and more! Enjoy! Thanks Skillshare for sponsoring this episode! Explor…
 
In this special episode, taped live at the Miami Book Fair, novelist Joshua Ferris joins hosts Whitney Terrell and V.V. Ganeshananthan to discuss his new novel, A Calling for Charlie Barnes, which takes an often humorous look at the catastrophe of its protagonist’s life. When Charlie Barnes is simultaneously hit with a cancer diagnosis and the Grea…
 
Join the Wisecrack crew and special guest Thomas Flight as they discuss Wes Anderson's feature film debut BOTTLE ROCKET (1996)! In this chat, we talk auteur theory in filmmaking, breaking down what makes Wes Anderson's movie so "Wes Anderson-y," gunfights in his style, this film as a debut, and more! Enjoy! Thanks to Storyblocks for sponsoring this…
 
Austin and Raymond are joined by special guest Karsten Runquist for this talk on MARRIAGE STORY (2019) directed by Noah Baumbach! In this chat, we get into the complex mess that is a relationship, breaking apart some of the famous scenes in the film, Noah Baumbach as a filmmaker - and more! Enjoy. Thanks Skillshare for sponsoring this episode! Expl…
 
In this special episode, taped live at the Miami Book Fair, novelist Ha Jin joins hosts Whitney Terrell and V.V. Ganeshananthan to discuss his new novel, A Song Everlasting, which explores the ways in which politics and art are intertwined from the point of view of a Chinese singer who makes his home in the U.S. After talking about the current tens…
 
Don't hate us but... we didn't LOVE Dune. In this chat, we get into those *spicy* takes, the cinematic influences that led to this film, themes of imperialism, viewing this film through the lens of our 2021 western eyes, and more! Enjoy! Thanks to Storyblocks for sponsoring this episode. Check out all of Storyblocks’ subscription plans today! Go to…
 
Former Aussie players now IPL and Big Bash coaches David Hussey and James Hopes have a chat, IPL chat there respective coaches Rick Ponting and Brendan Mccullum and what makes them so good, Amount of work and analysis that goes into T20 cricket, T20 World Cup how it will play out with pitch conditions and team balances, The history of domestic T20 …
 
Join Austin and Michael in this talk on SQUID GAME (2021) created by Hwang Dong-hyuk! They get into the concepts of indebtedness and liquidity as tools, philosophers both Italian and Korean, little philosophy easter eggs in the show, and more. Enjoy! Thanks Skillshare for sponsoring this episode! Explore your creativity at http://skillshare.com/SMT…
 
Novelist Julia Elliott and poet and writer DaMaris B. Hill join hosts Whitney Terrell and V.V. Ganeshananthan to consider the writing and face of rural America—particularly as it might look 30 years from now. First, Elliott talks about growing up as an outsider in her own South Carolina hometown, and reads from her debut novel The New and Improved …
 
BONUS EPISODE! Join Raymond, Michael, and Amanda as they talk Julia Ducournau's TITANE (2021). This film is... well, it is quite something, and we get into the meaning behind that something! This talk ranges from the symbolism of the vehicle, the intentional omission of structure, and some shop talk on horror. What a way to head into the middle of …
 
On this latest Podcast we are treated to Ashes cricket royalty Michael Hussey and Brad Haddin Talk Hadds coaching role in IPL and Dave Warners dropping and Kane Williamson Captaincy T20 World Cup preview and predictions Ashes memories 2006/07 Huss recalls the Brisbane Test build up and the miraculous Adelaide Test win 2013.14 Ashes memories form Ha…
 
The Wisecrack crew is joined by Reilly Anspaugh to talk Mike Nichols' THE BIRDCAGE (1996)! We get into the context of what dates this film, how comedies are evolving over time, the brilliant performances, typecasts, Mike Nichols being a genius - we haven't done a comedy in a while, and we loved this talk. Enjoy!! Thanks to Storyblocks for sponsorin…
 
Novelist Elizabeth Wetmore and essayist and poet Kathryn Nuernberger join hosts Whitney Terrell and V.V. Ganeshananthan to discuss Texas’s new abortion law. As the Lone Star State’s SB8 invites anyone to sue those “abetting” an abortion after six weeks of pregnancy, Roe v. Wade has never seemed more at risk. In this episode, Wetmore talks about the…
 
Merv Hughes in the co host he chats watching his Bulldogs lose the AFL Grand final, 2.00- Tim May intro and his life in Austin Texas USA, 8.40- Rooming with Merv and Maysy's snore shirt and gun fire in Pakistan, 17.50- Maysy's extensive and humorous injury List, 22.00- Merv bowling to Maysy, Maysy bowling to Flem, 32,50- The 1992/93 Adelaide test t…
 
Join the Wisecrack crew as they get into talking NIGHTCRAWLER (2014) directed by Dan Gilroy! The conversation ranges from the unlikely success story of this movie, allegories to the filmmaking process itself, the ethics of filming, well, everything around us, and more! Enjoy! Thanks Skillshare for sponsoring this episode! Explore your creativity at…
 
The Wisecrack crew discusses Guillermo del Toro's PAN'S LABYRINTH (2006)! Join the talk as we get into magical realism, youth in revolution, practical effects in the movie - and more! Thanks to Storyblocks for sponsoring this episode. Check out all of Storyblocks’ subscription plans today! Go to https://storyblocks.com/wisecrack Have thoughts? Let …
 
Novelists Nadia Hashimi and Helen Benedict join hosts V.V. Ganeshananthan and Whitney Terrell to discuss the mistakes American writers and culture made in depicting the United States’ wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. In the wake of the 20th anniversary of 9/11 and President Biden’s decision to pull U.S. troops out of Afghanistan, have American fiction…
 
CLASSIC ALERT! We get into Francis Ford Coppola's all-time classic APOCALYPSE NOW (1979) on this one. Enjoy this wide-ranging talk that goes from Hearts of Darkness (the doc) to the meaning of the Jungle to the wild, weird adventure-horror (both on-screen AND off) this movie takes us on. Thanks Skillshare for sponsoring this episode! Explore your c…
 
.10 A review of his Player profile form 1984.85- Yacht rock, Tee Totalling, Literature , 7.30- His unique bowling action including the Drag. Where did it come from? 9.30- Hole for the big toe- and cricket boots dunlop volleys puma Sheffield Hope Sweeney. 12.15- The evolvement in his action side on insuring vs outswing. 14.00- using your wicketkeepe…
 
The Wisecrack crew discusses Bong Joon-ho's SNOWPIERCER (2013)! Join the talk as we get into the nitty-gritty capitalism themes, South Korean directors protecting their final cut, what the Engine *really* is, and more! Thanks to the one-and-only Storyblocks for sponsoring this episode. Check out all of Storyblocks’ subscription plans today! Go to h…
 
Editor and publisher Brigid Hughes and writer Yiyun Li join co-hosts Whitney Terrell and V.V. Ganeshananthan to talk about reading War and Peace over the course of 85 days with others around the world. The unusually broad and lively Twitter conversation, organized in 2020 by A Public Space and led by Li, is captured in the newly published volume To…
 
The Wisecrack crew discusses David Lowery's THE GREEN KNIGHT (2021). This was a big request from you all, and we were stoked to get into it. We talk about the poem this film was adapted from, the themes of morality within the story, religious allegories and more! Thanks Skillshare for sponsoring this episode! Explore your creativity at http://skill…
 
The Wisecrack crew discusses Craig Brewer's HUSTLE & FLOW! A host's pick from the one and only Ryan Hailey, this episode gets into moralistic filmmaking, Craig Brewer's inspirations, the Memphis premiere, and more! Thanks Storyblocks for sponsoring this episode. Check out all of Storyblocks’ subscription plans today! Go to https://storyblocks.com/w…
 
Simon Katich reflects on his coaching for the Manchester Originals in the Hundred, 2.50- The Positives of the hundred tournament. 7.20- The demands of Coaching in the hundred vs T20 cricket, 9.55- Coaching Kohli and AB Devilliers for RCB in the IPL, 15.15- His thoughts on 2021.22 Ashes series. 17.30- His time as an Opener for Australia and his open…
 
Writer Nawaaz Ahmed joins co-host V.V. Ganeshananthan to discuss his debut novel, Radiant Fugitives, in this special live episode of the show held with Elliott Bay Books in Seattle, Washington. Ahmed’s book, set in California against the backdrop of Obama-era politics, explores how differences in faith and sexuality affect an Indian Muslim family w…
 
Join the Wisecrack crew as they dissect Paul Thomas Anderson's BOOGIE NIGHTS (1997)! Is this a family movie? Is it a movie about sex, or a movie about our perception of sex? Dive into this conversation where we get into (because how could we avoid it?) Freud, Male Weepies, and the "psychic oppression" in PTA's work. Enjoy! Thanks Skillshare for spo…
 
Join the Wisecrack crew as they dissect James Gunn's THE SUICIDE SQUAD (2021). In this era of the Superhero Movie, what differentiates one from another? Political commentary, charismatic superstars, or just different flavors of plain old fun? The crew talks the MCU v. DCEU Superhero Movie Formula, James Gunn's signature style, and more! Thanks Stor…
 
Poet Wayne Miller and novelist Elizabeth Gaffney join co-hosts Whitney Terrell and V.V. Ganeshananthan to discuss writing from the point of view of children before and during the pandemic. First, Miller discusses the unknowable interior lives of children, reads poems from his new collection We the Jury, and talks about connections to his essay “Lea…
 
One of the great white ball batsman of all time THE FINISHER the hammerhead on masked singer Michael Bevan 1.30- Similarities with hitting a match winning 4 for Australia to win a ODI vs Finishing 11th in the tv show Masked Singer!! 5.50- The making of the Finisher role in one day cricket, 14.55 - Adjusting to a Young Dasher to run machine, 17.50- …
 
While you wait for the next episoe of Fiction/Non/Fiction, we wanted to share a preview of a new podcast from our friends over at Wondery. Looking for a new podcast that's like Olivia Pope meets your favorite Ryan Murphy show? Or do you just love a good scandal? On True Love, a new fiction podcast from Wondery, you'll hear stories of scandalous fli…
 
Join the Wisecrack crew as they dissect Michel Gondry's ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND (2004)! Explore your creativity at http://skillshare.com/SMTM and get a free trial of Skillshare Premium Membership. Thanks to Skillshare for sponsoring this episode! Leave us a voicemail: +1 (213) 534-8807 Leave us an email: movies@wisecrack.co Follow us …
 
Join the Wisecrack crew as they dissect Jeremy Saulnier's GREEN ROOM (2015). Thanks Storyblocks for sponsoring this episode! Check out all of Storyblocks’ subscription plans today! Go to https://storyblocks.com/wisecrack Leave us a voicemail: +1 (213) 534-8807 Leave us an email: movies@wisecrack.co Follow us on Twitter! @SMTM_pod @austin_hayden (Au…
 
Acclaimed Slate books and culture columnist Laura Miller joins co-hosts Whitney Terrell and V.V. Ganeshananthan to discuss the ins and outs of being a critic. Miller discusses a recent piece about diversity and representation in audiobook narration. She also talks about reading for pleasure versus work, and why, when she’s not reviewing, she often …
 
1.00 -Kasper chats the 2005 Edgbaston Test match thriller, 13.30 -Thoughts on 2005 Ashes loss form an Australian perspective. 17.17- His role as Chairman of Sportscor and the Kookaburra smart ball, 25.00- Career thoughts on his development as a Fast bowler- Learn by doing, 33.10- Best captains he played under 35.00- Changes to his bowling and the m…
 
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For the 100th episode of Fiction/Non/Fiction, co-hosts Whitney Terrell and V.V. Ganeshananthan hand out the first-ever “Nonnie Awards” for the podcast’s standout moments from the past four years. Then author, poet, and playwright Jabari Asim reflects on how the discourse on racism and police brutality has shifted since last summer. Asim also reads …
 
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Atlantic staff writer and author Adam Serwer joins co-hosts Whitney Terrell and V.V. Ganeshananthan to discuss how opposition to critical race theory aligns with our country’s historical resistance to acknowledging the truth and changing. Serwer reads from and discusses his new book The Cruelty is the Point: The Past, Present, and Future of Trump’s…
 
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Scholars Shir Alon and Joseph Farag join co-hosts Whitney Terrell and V.V. Ganeshananthan to discuss how Palestinian and Israeli writers have written about the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. Farag talks about the evolution of the portrayal of the Palestinian self in literature throughout history, as well as some of the themes and writers dis…
 
The Squanch is back and here to give you post-episode clarity each week as we embark on the journey that is Rick and Morty season 5. If you have any questions or comments and want to be heard on our podcasts, leave us a message and we'll play it on air! Leave us a voicemail: +1 (213) 534-8807 Check out our MERCH ► https://www.wisecrack.store/ Other…
 
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Editor and publisher Sean McDonald and novelist Monica West join co-hosts Whitney Terrell and V.V. Ganeshananthan to discuss how the “reopening” of the country is affecting authors and the publishing industry. First, McDonald, founder of MCD Books, a division of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, talks about publishing in the pandemic, and how that experie…
 
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