156 episodes

“Dude, you can get past a dog. Nobody f's with a lion.” - Grandma's Boy

“You notice things if you pay attention.” - In The Mood For Love

Marcus Pinn likes movies. Scott Thorough likes movies. Marcus writes about movies (Pinnland Empire, The Pink Smoke), and Scott sometimes scores movies (Newlyweeds, Manos Sucias). They both have a background in hyper underground rap music, and enjoy sandwiches. Through a deep love of rap music, wrestling, and dissecting low and high brow cinema, Marcus and Scott developed an interesting kinship. After a bar conversation about movies where a stranger interrupted to tell them how much they enjoyed listening, they decided, “hey let's see if other people want to listen to our zany thoughts about film”. “Zebras In America” is a stream of consciousness rap on film and anywhere it may take a conversation.

"Zebras In America Opening Theme" music by Scott, scratches by Marcus.

Logo created by DJ SNAFU

Zebras In Americ‪a‬ Zebras In America

    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

“Dude, you can get past a dog. Nobody f's with a lion.” - Grandma's Boy

“You notice things if you pay attention.” - In The Mood For Love

Marcus Pinn likes movies. Scott Thorough likes movies. Marcus writes about movies (Pinnland Empire, The Pink Smoke), and Scott sometimes scores movies (Newlyweeds, Manos Sucias). They both have a background in hyper underground rap music, and enjoy sandwiches. Through a deep love of rap music, wrestling, and dissecting low and high brow cinema, Marcus and Scott developed an interesting kinship. After a bar conversation about movies where a stranger interrupted to tell them how much they enjoyed listening, they decided, “hey let's see if other people want to listen to our zany thoughts about film”. “Zebras In America” is a stream of consciousness rap on film and anywhere it may take a conversation.

"Zebras In America Opening Theme" music by Scott, scratches by Marcus.

Logo created by DJ SNAFU

    Episode 156

    Episode 156

    Doc's Kingdom is excellent.
    Also, the shorts of Vittorio Deseta are dope too.

    You can pre-order Scott Thorough's new album "tree" featuring Marcus scratching on a few songs here-

    https://scottthorough.bandcamp.com/album/tree

    We have limited edition shirts-
    Because of technical issues we are going to kick it old school to sell this wonderful
    @PatrickHorvath
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    reach out if you are bored/struggling both or neither
    We are virtually around

    Also,

    PLEASE RATE US ON ITUNES AND ANYWHERE YOU CAN RATE US

    Yo we have shirts and masks-
    rdbl.co/2AYLPah

    Are there other Zebras items you would like to purchase?

    Email us at ZebrasPod@gmail.com
    Also email us if you’d like us to review your movie

    Tweet us at @ZebrasPod

    Want Marcus to review your film in the written form?

    PinnlandEmpire.com

    Want Scott to score your movie?

    ScottThorough.com

    Check out Marcus’ new album
    marcus9.bandcamp.com/album/the-mpc-era

    Scott’s new single-
    uddtba.bandcamp.com/album/losing-my…se-of-detention

    God bless everyone with shades on

    • 52 min
    Episode 155 - Shaka King

    Episode 155 - Shaka King

    Director Shaka King returns to Zebras to talk about his highly anticipated sophomore feature; Judas and the Black Messiah (if you’ve been paying attention to any recent entertainment news then you know it’s one of the most talked about films of the last few months).

    Photo by Saskia Kahn (@OhSaskia)

    At the time of this episode’s airing,
    Judas and the Black Messiah will be on HBOmax, and select theaters (be safe people).

    Listen as we delve in to topics concerning the nuance of pulling off regional accents to the lasting impact that Fred Hampton made in such a short period of time.

    Shaka is a not only a friend of the show but also a friend of ours in real life (if you aren’t familiar with his pre-Judas filmography we highly suggest you get familiar, and there are some links provided to some of them included here). In true Zebras fashion we also talk about everything from current rap music favs & and Scott’s film score work to memories of the last time we were all together in one place prior to Covid.

    Enjoy...

    Also- Shaka bigs up Mtume Gant in this excellent interview

    https://www.gq.com/story/judas-and-the-black-messiah-shaka-king-interview-fred-hampton/amp

    Episode 50- Shaka King and Mtume Gant
    https://soundcloud.com/zebras-in-america/episode-50

    Some early Shaka King pieces you should see-

    Tone Tank and Scott Thorough- Forties
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2WX1IOhAOo
    StarPowe r- Clockwork
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OS4VPCC2Pjk
    LaZercism
    https://vimeo.com/218549048
    MULIGNANS
    https://vimeo.com/117064492


    You can pre-order Scott Thorough's new album "tree" featuring Marcus scratching on a few songs here-

    https://scottthorough.bandcamp.com/album/tree

    We have limited edition shirts-
    Because of technical issues we are going to kick it old school to sell this wonderful
    @PatrickHorvath
    LIMITED QUANTITY UNLIMITED QUALITY
    Silk screened by hand at Brooklyn Print House
    $33 includes shipping & handling.
    DM @PINNLAND_EMPIRE on twitter to buy one!


    reach out if you are bored/struggling both or neither
    We are virtually around

    Also,

    PLEASE RATE US ON ITUNES AND ANYWHERE YOU CAN RATE US

    Yo we have shirts and masks-
    rdbl.co/2AYLPah

    Are there other Zebras items you would like to purchase?

    Email us at ZebrasPod@gmail.com
    Also email us if you’d like us to review your movie

    Tweet us at @ZebrasPod

    Want Marcus to review your film in the written form?

    PinnlandEmpire.com

    Want Scott to score your movie?

    ScottThorough.com

    Check out Marcus’ new album
    marcus9.bandcamp.com/album/the-mpc-era

    Scott’s new single-
    uddtba.bandcamp.com/album/losing-my…se-of-detention

    God bless everyone with shades on

    • 59 min
    Episode 154 - The Films Of Todd Haynes

    Episode 154 - The Films Of Todd Haynes

    We discussed the films of Todd Haynes.

    You can pre-order Scott Thorough's new album "tree" featuring Marcus scratching on a few songs here-

    https://scottthorough.bandcamp.com/album/tree

    We have limited edition shirts-
    Because of technical issues we are going to kick it old school to sell this wonderful
    @PatrickHorvath
    LIMITED QUANTITY UNLIMITED QUALITY
    Silk screened by hand at Brooklyn Print House
    $33 includes shipping & handling.
    DM @PINNLAND_EMPIRE on twitter to buy one!


    reach out if you are bored/struggling both or neither
    We are virtually around

    Also,

    PLEASE RATE US ON ITUNES AND ANYWHERE YOU CAN RATE US

    Yo we have shirts and masks-
    rdbl.co/2AYLPah

    Are there other Zebras items you would like to purchase?

    Email us at ZebrasPod@gmail.com
    Also email us if you’d like us to review your movie

    Tweet us at @ZebrasPod

    Want Marcus to review your film in the written form?

    PinnlandEmpire.com

    Want Scott to score your movie?

    ScottThorough.com

    Check out Marcus’ new album
    marcus9.bandcamp.com/album/the-mpc-era

    Check out Scott’s new album-
    scottthorough.bandcamp.com/album/bird

    Scott’s new single-
    uddtba.bandcamp.com/album/losing-my…se-of-detention

    God bless everyone with shades on

    • 1 hr 39 min
    Episode 153

    Episode 153

    2021 has started and movies are rolling out. A24 is releasing Lee Isaac Chung’s Minari in February https://a24films.com/films/minari
    We were lucky to be able to watch it. And we talked about it. Spoilers- it’s an excellent, delicate story of the American Dream.

    We have limited edition shirts-
    Because of technical issues we are going to kick it old school to sell this wonderful
    @PatrickHorvath
    LIMITED QUANTITY UNLIMITED QUALITY
    Silk screened by hand at Brooklyn Print House
    $33 includes shipping & handling.
    DM @PINNLAND_EMPIRE on twitter to buy one!


    reach out if you are bored/struggling both or neither
    We are virtually around

    Also,

    PLEASE RATE US ON ITUNES AND ANYWHERE YOU CAN RATE US

    Yo we have shirts and masks-
    rdbl.co/2AYLPah

    Are there other Zebras items you would like to purchase?

    Email us at ZebrasPod@gmail.com
    Also email us if you’d like us to review your movie

    Tweet us at @ZebrasPod

    Want Marcus to review your film in the written form?

    PinnlandEmpire.com

    Want Scott to score your movie?

    ScottThorough.com

    Check out Marcus’ new album
    marcus9.bandcamp.com/album/the-mpc-era

    Check out Scott’s new album-
    scottthorough.bandcamp.com/album/bird

    Scott’s new single-
    uddtba.bandcamp.com/album/losing-my…se-of-detention

    God bless everyone with shades on

    • 49 min
    Episode 152 - Dan Sallit

    Episode 152 - Dan Sallit

    We had director Dan Sallit @sallit (pronounces sa-leet. sorry for mispronouncing it for the first bit of the episode). Dan is a wonderful dude and director and critic- https://sallittfavorites.wordpress.com
    Sallit.blogspot.com
    Dan’s recent film Fourteen was Scott’s favorite movie of 2020.
    Watch it for $5
    https://projectr.tv/fourteen
    If you haven’t watched it, watch it, then listen.
    Dan was a joy to talk to, and we ran the gamut of enjoyable coffee beans to how fab made subtitles have made hard to find foreign films easier to find.

    We have limited edition shirts-
    Because of technical issues we are going to kick it old school to sell this wonderful
    @PatrickHorvath
    LIMITED QUANTITY UNLIMITED QUALITY
    Silk screened by hand at Brooklyn Print House
    $33 includes shipping & handling.
    DM @PINNLAND_EMPIRE on twitter to buy one!


    reach out if you are bored/struggling both or neither
    We are virtually around

    Also,

    PLEASE RATE US ON ITUNES AND ANYWHERE YOU CAN RATE US

    Yo we have shirts and masks-
    rdbl.co/2AYLPah

    Are there other Zebras items you would like to purchase?

    Email us at ZebrasPod@gmail.com
    Also email us if you’d like us to review your movie

    Tweet us at @ZebrasPod

    Want Marcus to review your film in the written form?

    PinnlandEmpire.com

    Want Scott to score your movie?

    ScottThorough.com

    Check out Marcus’ new album
    marcus9.bandcamp.com/album/the-mpc-era

    Check out Scott’s new album-
    scottthorough.bandcamp.com/album/bird

    Scott’s new single-
    uddtba.bandcamp.com/album/losing-my…se-of-detention

    God bless everyone with shades on

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Episode 151 - BEST OF 2020

    Episode 151 - BEST OF 2020

    151 like the rum- extra extra extra flavor.

    For a chaotic painful year, there WERE some good movies.

    See y’all in 2021

    Happy Holidays y’all.


    We have limited edition shirts-
    Because of technical issues we are going to kick it old school to sell this wonderful
    @PatrickHorvath
    LIMITED QUANTITY UNLIMITED QUALITY
    Silk screened by hand at Brooklyn Print House
    $33 includes shipping & handling.
    DM @PINNLAND_EMPIRE on twitter to buy one!


    reach out if you are bored/struggling both or neither
    We are virtually around

    Also,

    PLEASE RATE US ON ITUNES AND ANYWHERE YOU CAN RATE US

    Yo we have shirts and masks-
    rdbl.co/2AYLPah

    Are there other Zebras items you would like to purchase?

    Email us at ZebrasPod@gmail.com
    Also email us if you’d like us to review your movie

    Tweet us at @ZebrasPod

    Want Marcus to review your film in the written form?

    PinnlandEmpire.com

    Want Scott to score your movie?

    ScottThorough.com

    Check out Marcus’ new album
    marcus9.bandcamp.com/album/the-mpc-era

    Check out Scott’s new album-
    scottthorough.bandcamp.com/album/bird

    Scott’s new single-
    uddtba.bandcamp.com/album/losing-my…se-of-detention

    God bless everyone with shades on

    • 2 hrs 19 min

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