Episode 4077: The M*A*S*H Report

A one-off episode in honor of the fiftieth anniversary of the theatrical release of Robert Altman's M*A*S*H and inspired by avoiding the stress and pressure of social distancing.  Join Ben and special co-host Anna as they discuss the sexism, criticism, and other isms embedded in the trauma and drama of this wartime comedy. https://audioboom.com/posts/7534753-episode-4077-the-m-a-s-h-report Sources … Continue reading Episode 4077: The M*A*S*H Report

Episode 11: The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Goes to the Bathroom

Nathan and Ben offer context on celebrity boutiques and the internal lives of Python's characters, while speculating on editing and group dynamics. And a quiz on Gumbies is deadly enough to qualify for the Batley Townswomen's Guild historical re-enactments. https://audioboom.com/posts/7464539-episode-11-the-royal-philharmonic-orchestra-goes-to-the-bathroom

Episode 05: Man’s Crisis in the Latter Half of the 20th Century

Nathan and Ben go off on tangents about meeting the Pythons in the wild, sped-up film, silent movie techniques, Peanuts, and police corruption. They also occasionally talk about sketches and moments, and tweak the Monty Python Minute. https://audioboom.com/posts/7419977-episode-05-man-s-crisis-in-the-latter-half-of-the-20th-century Sources and References On 24 September, 1956, Charles M. Schulz differentiates between "scratch"ing and "skritch"ing.  Years later, … Continue reading Episode 05: Man’s Crisis in the Latter Half of the 20th Century