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Junk Filter: a podcast about strange and overlooked artifacts from the worlds of film, music and popular culture with a generous side order of jokes and politics. Hosted by Jesse Hawken with guests from the worlds of Politics Twitter and Film Twitter. Original music for the program by Marker Starling. Follow us now on Twitter: @junkfilterpod
 
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This Show Wont Be Saved After The Network Caved As seen on “Gutfeld!” Republican Strategist and fox news contributor Lisa Boothe, Host of Part Of The Problem Podcast Dave Smith, The Loftus Party Editor Michael Loftus, Fox News Contributor and co-Host of Tyrus and Timpf Podcast Kat Timpf to discuss why NBC will not be hosting the 2022 Golden Globes.…
 
Sagar 'J' Kamnani & Uday Mehta react to the now-#1 song in the world 'Montero' by Lil Nas X, the meaning of the video's imagery and the relevance of its lyrics, as well as the backlash to the satanic visuals (1:30). Then, they break down FOX's attempt at comedy 'Gutfeld!' hosted by Greg Gutfeld, and why conservatives have a hard time replicating Jo…
 
Sam and Emma host Osita Nwanevu, staff writer at the New Republic, and Andy Kindler. With the former, they talk Democrats’ favoring of out-of-touch symbolism over substantive change, Biden’s preemptive deference to the right, and how these elements have come to light through the filibuster and PRO Act charades and were reinforced by responses to th…
 
The New Republic’s Alex Shephard joins the show from Brooklyn to discuss the new Conservative propaganda film Roe v. Wade, filmed three years ago in the hopes of cashing in on the anticipated repeal of a woman’s right to abortion access by a conservative Supreme Court, but only now dribbling out to VOD in the early days of the new Biden administrat…
 
Sam and Emma host Daniel Levy, president of the US Middle East Project, and Noah Kulwin, co-creator of the Blowback podcast, to explore two of the US’ messiest and most destructive long-term foreign policy relationships in Israel and Cuba, respectively. Daniel joins to discuss the attacks in Gaza, how commitment to Israeli impunity has undermined a…
 
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker answer your Listener Mail! They discuss Liz Cheney’s removal from her position as House GOP conference chair, the spectacle that is the NFL’s schedule release, and which book given by a first date would make you get up and leave (2:10). Later, NASCAR announcer Jeff Gordon joins to discuss his experience transitionin…
 
Sam and Emma host James R. Skillen, professor at Calvin University joins to discuss his new book This Land is My Land: Rebellion in the West on the history of how conservatives have used public lands as a pitch to stoke resentment of federal law and play out their libertarian fantasies. And in the Fun Half: Bari Weiss's moral depravity, violent sup…
 
Sam and Emma host founder and senior correspondent at the Intercept Jeremy Scahill to discuss his new series Empire Politician on how Biden is the manifestation of US foreign policy over the past 50 years, including Biden's relationship to the intel community, the on-going apartheid efforts in Israel and more. And in the Fun Half: Steven Crowder ed…
 
The author Jacob Bacharach joins the pod from Blacksburg, Virginia to discuss selected film adaptations of the work of sci-fi writer Philip K. Dick. We feature two films that understood the assignment, striking the balance between properly adapting PKD while retaining the integrity of the filmmaker’s vision - Paul Verhoeven’s Total Recall and Richa…
 
Sam and Emma host legal scholar and human rights activist Noura Erakat to discuss Israel's latest assault on Palestinians in Jerusalem's Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood and the larger colonial apartheid project carried out by Israel since its inception and the United States's blank check to Israel. And in the Fun Half: Nomiki Konst introduces MR to her …
 
Access the entire 99 minute episode (and additional bonus episodes) by becoming a patron of Junk Filter: https://www.patreon.com/posts/51136898 This panel discussion episode is a deep dive into the bizarre 1980 maritime action film ffolkes (aka North Sea Hijack) starring Roger Moore and James Mason, made in between Moonraker and For Your Eyes Only.…
 
Sagar 'J' Kamnani & Uday Mehta recap the latest in animated telivision, starting with Amazon Prime's Invincible (4:00), the storytelling mechanisms of animated vs. live-action mediums, why certain people are reluctant to give animated content a chance, how this show compares to 'The Boys', and reactions to the first half of Season 1 (spoilers start…
 
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker discuss The Washington Post's op-ed piece written by the CEO of Washingtonian Media, Cathy Merrill. They discuss the pros and cons of going back into an office versus working remotely, and further break down how Merrill approached the topic (4:20). Then, last week CNN released a job's report citing far fewer jobs we…
 
Sam and Emma host journalist Cory Doctorow to discuss his new book “How to Destroy Surveillance Capitalism” on the issue of tech monopolies, antitrust laws, and what we can do to reign in Facebook and Google. They explore big tech’s self-portrayal as mind manipulators, how their power comes from a historically cooperative relationship between the g…
 
Sagar 'J' Kamnani & Uday Mehta break down the end of Marvel's 'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier' on Disney+ with some distance from the finale, including how Marvel seriously took on race and the military industrial complex, how John Walker's character can be adapted for further stories, whether the Flag Smashers were compelling villains, and whet…
 
Noah and Bill take on the current queen of confessional pop, Olivia Rodrigo, and try to augur what her future might be like.@noahandbillshow -- @williamscurry -- @noahtarnow00:00 -- Introduction, and Who is Olivia Rodrigo?27:24 -- Why is Olivia Rodrigo so popular?37:15 -- Would you have liked Olivia Rodrigo if you were a kid?43:51 -- Is Olivia Rodr…
 
Sam and Emma host Heather Parton, columnist at Salon.com and proprietor of “Digby’s Hullabaloo,” and talk with attorney Steven Donziger about the criminal conspiracy that Chevron has been enacting against him. Heather, Sam, and Emma delve deep into the chokehold Donald Trump has over Republican fealty, and what (and who) this might affect in the co…
 
David Shoemaker is joined by Ringer writer Claire McNear to break down the Atlantic story "The Liberal Who Can't Quit Lockdown." They discuss readers' reactions to the piece, how it was reported, and touch on the related news about herd immunity (3:40). Then, Listener Mail, in which they answer questions about the audio-book process, who would make…
 
Sam and Emma host Ian Millhiser, Vox senior correspondent, to discuss his new book, “The Agenda: How a Republican Supreme Court Is Reshaping America,” and how conservative control of the courts could impact democratic government for years to come. They chat about coming out of a decade defined by congressional inaction and judicial activism, how th…
 
As seen on “Gutfeld!” Senator Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Co-host of Fox News Channel's Outnumbered Emily Campagno, and co-hosts of the podcast “Tyrus and Timpf,” Kat Timpf and Tyrus join Greg to... Greg Gutfeld is the host of The Greg Gutfeld Show, and member of The Five on FOX News Channel. Greg is, THE ONE, on this podcast. Unless you want to be th…
 
Sam and Emma host Elizabeth Catte, author of Pure America: Eugenics and the Making of Modern Virginia to discuss how Virginia's embrace of eugenics allowed the state government to control its poor white population, land rights, and why we've memory-holed our eugenics past. And in the Fun Half: Anthony Fauci's disingenuous "agnostic" remarks about v…
 
Montreal-based film writer and programmer Justine Smith returns to the pod to discuss two radical works by the great director Todd Haynes, both based on true stories: his first short film Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story (1988) and his latest feature, Dark Waters (2019). Dark Waters was written off by many critics at the time of release as a “w…
 
Sam and Emma host Aaron Kleinman, Director of Research at the Future Now, to discuss how the 2020 Census data will impact redistricting in the House. Then Astra Taylor and Umme Hoque from the Debt Collective join to discuss how those striking against student debt will escalate their demands now that the Biden Administration has not met their demand…
 
Sam and Emma host author and activist Victoria Law to discuss her new book, “Prisons Make Us Safer”: And 20 Other Myths about Mass Incarceration, on how our perception of incarceration has been wrong from the start. We're live at noon ET. Become a member at JoinTheMajorityReport.com Join the Majority Report Discord! http://majoritydiscord.com/ Get …
 
Noah and Bill take a step back from some of the overheated rhetoric about the “oppression Olympics” and try to parse what makes Netflix’s new smash hit such a success.@noahandbillshow -- @williamscurry -- @noahtarnow00:00 -- Introduction, and What is Ginny and Georgia?32:35 -- Why is Ginny and Georgia so popular?39:17 -- Would you have liked Ginny …
 
Sam and Emma host Alex Pareene, staff writer at the New Republic, to situate us after 100 days of the Biden presidency, exploring how his administration is inviting pressure to force them towards progressive policy, and how we’re still in a grey area in terms of knowing what the Senate is genuinely willing to get done. Then, they chat about Pareene…
 
Bryan Curtis and David Shoemaker answer your questions about Joe Rogan and the vaccine, a New York Post Kamala Harris controversy, and The New York Times losing the term “op-ed” for “guest essays” (2:50). Then, Danny Heifetz joins for the Devil’s Dictionary of NFL Draft Clichés to go through three rounds of top picks (23:12). Plus, the Overworked T…
 
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