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Pop culture conversations with today's innovators, entertainers and newsmakers - podcast hosted by Christina Jeurling Birro.

    Epi 182: Author/Media analyst Eric Deggans " Why the Images of George Floyd Dying Broke the Nation"

    Epi 182: Author/Media analyst Eric Deggans " Why the Images of George Floyd Dying Broke the Nation"

    Eric Deggans, media analyst (NPR/NBC) and author of ‘Race-Baiter: How The Media Wields Dangerous Words to Divide a Nation’ joins us to talk about yet another case of police brutality that has shocked the world, Trumps response and a system that allows for racism and violence to keep happening.

    You will find Mr Deggans article “A Tale of Two Videos: Why the Images of George Floyd Dying Broke the Nation” here;

    https://ericdeggans.tumblr.com

    • 49 min
    Episode 181: 2020 summer movie preview! What to expect this summer like no other. (W/ Erik Anderson)

    Episode 181: 2020 summer movie preview! What to expect this summer like no other. (W/ Erik Anderson)

    Erik Anderson, chief editor of Awardswatch.com, joins us for a summer movie preview! 2020, a very uncertain summer in the midst of the Corona pandemic BUT hopefully it can bring us a whole bunch of interesting and anticipated movies, both to VOD and in theaters! Will Christopher Nolan save the summer by being the first to open wide on July 17th? Spike Lee's trailer for Da 5 Bloods looks great! The Hamilton movie out a full year early. What can we expect to see, what will be pushed. And what about the rumors that the Oscars will be postponed?! All this and more, listen now!

    Erik Anderson twitter @awards_watch

    • 28 min
    Episode 180: Director Lenny Abrahamson "Normal People"

    Episode 180: Director Lenny Abrahamson "Normal People"

    This week, Oscar nominated director and executive producer Lenny Abrahamson (Frank, Room, The Little Stranger) joins us to talk about his critically acclaimed and audience beloved series Normal People, an adaptation of the Sally Rooney novel. We talk about young love, sexual consent, the intimacy between the characters , the controversy, a possible continuation of Marianne and Connell's story and much more!

    • 40 min
    Episode 179: John Turturro "The Jesus Rolls"

    Episode 179: John Turturro "The Jesus Rolls"

    The man, the myth, The Jesus! Actor/writer/director John Turturro joins us to talk about his new movie ‘The Jesus Rolls’! As well as creating the iconic character with the Coen brothers, about the underachievers, the dreamers, the ‘passione’ and so much more.

    From 'Do the Right Thing' ,'Barton Fink', to 'Quiz Show’  and 'The Big Lebowski’  Mr Turturro has brought to life some of the most memorable characters in cinema history. On TV he starred in 'The Night Of 'and most recently as Rabbi Bengelsdorf  in Davids Simons' HBO miniseries  'The Plot Against America' based on the Philip Roth novel.

     'The Jesus Rolls' premieres in Sweden on May 8th and is available to rent or buy on VOD in the US

    • 26 min
    Episode 178: Screenwriter Jack Thorne ( Netflix 'The Eddy')

    Episode 178: Screenwriter Jack Thorne ( Netflix 'The Eddy')

    Screenwriter, playwright and five time BAFTA award winner Jack Thorne joins us to talk about his new Netflix series ‘The Eddy’, directed by Academy Award winner Damien Chazelle. Also, how E.T. impacted his writing and life, writing the smash hit Harry Potter and the Cursed Child for the stage, his process, crossing all genres, and much more!

    • 25 min
    Episode 177: A special update! Big changes at the Oscars! With Erik Anderson (AwardsWatch)

    Episode 177: A special update! Big changes at the Oscars! With Erik Anderson (AwardsWatch)

    Erik Anderson, editor-in-chief of Awardswatch.com, joins us for a special update and a break down of the new rules presented by the Academy! This Oscar year the Academy will allow VOD releases to qualify while major theaters are closed, they are changing the rules on awards campaigning, combining the two sound categories and more! Listen now!

    • 11 min

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