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Re: Filmspotting as a Top Ten Podcast
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2009, 10:19:49 PM »
Woot!

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Re: Filmspotting as a Top Ten Podcast
« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2009, 02:44:07 PM »
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Re: Filmspotting as a Top Ten Podcast
« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2010, 12:30:13 PM »
Fantastic. It's my favorite Podcast, for sure. But it does have some stiff competition these days.
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Re: Filmspotting as a Top Ten Podcast
« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2010, 03:47:50 PM »
Quote "Few critics manage to strike a balance the high and low brow so well, or do it with as much humor and insight."

The question is, which presenter is which?

Heard good things about 'This American Life'. Can anybody recommend it.


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Re: Filmspotting as a Top Ten Podcast
« Reply #14 on: April 08, 2010, 03:57:47 PM »
Quote "Few critics manage to strike a balance the high and low brow so well, or do it with as much humor and insight."

The question is, which presenter is which?

Heard good things about 'This American Life'. Can anybody recommend it.

I'm off and on with it. Some episodes are truly brilliant (finding out why Van Halen demanded a bowl of M&Ms with the brown ones removed and how it was actually quite rational) while others can be a bit dull.

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Re: Filmspotting as a Top Ten Podcast
« Reply #15 on: April 08, 2010, 03:58:36 PM »
Quote "Few critics manage to strike a balance the high and low brow so well, or do it with as much humor and insight."

The question is, which presenter is which?

Heard good things about 'This American Life'. Can anybody recommend it.

I'm off and on with it. Some episodes are truly brilliant (finding out why Van Halen demanded a bowl of M&Ms with the brown ones removed and how it was actually quite rational) while others can be a bit dull.

Ok you cant just say that and not explain. :D

How was it rational?


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Re: Filmspotting as a Top Ten Podcast
« Reply #16 on: April 08, 2010, 04:05:38 PM »
Congrats Adam and Matty.

Bondo why is it rational, at least tell us which episode.

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Re: Filmspotting as a Top Ten Podcast
« Reply #17 on: April 08, 2010, 04:06:11 PM »
Quote "Few critics manage to strike a balance the high and low brow so well, or do it with as much humor and insight."

The question is, which presenter is which?

Heard good things about 'This American Life'. Can anybody recommend it.

I'm off and on with it. Some episodes are truly brilliant (finding out why Van Halen demanded a bowl of M&Ms with the brown ones removed and how it was actually quite rational) while others can be a bit dull.

Ok you cant just say that and not explain. :D

How was it rational?

Because they wanted to see if the local group would actually read the rest of their contract that had a lot of requirements about electrical outlets, staging and safety features.  The M&Ms were the canary to see if they actually fulfilled the contract.

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Re: Filmspotting as a Top Ten Podcast
« Reply #18 on: April 08, 2010, 04:09:20 PM »

Heard good things about 'This American Life'. Can anybody recommend it.
Yes, it's excellent! I listen every week.

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Re: Filmspotting as a Top Ten Podcast
« Reply #19 on: April 08, 2010, 04:10:30 PM »
Steve has the reasoning...I believe the episode was "The Fine Print" as mentioned in the write-up in the linked article.

 

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