Welcome baaaaaacckkkkkk! Put the bag back in the backpack. Put the backpack back in the back of the Cadillac! Do it! The Post Relevant Podcast is back (again), and this time we are taking an epic journey deep below the Silver Lake, as we journey into the Dante's "Divine Comedy" in an attempt to relate its mytho-poetical themes with the hidden story inside our obsession, the film "Under the Silver Lake."
More specifically -- This is the first half of an epic interview as host Phil Ristaino talks with his sister, Professor Christine Ristaino, about the most tragic 3rd of Dante's story, The INFERNO. Join us as Christine describes in depth the 9 levels of Hell as told by Dante Alighieri. Witness the elegantly ironic torture of giants, demons, sinners, evil popes, bearers of false witness, adulterers, sodomites, human trees, heretics, poets, the unbaptized, Greek heroes, politicians, Biblical betrayers, and even Satan's junk, or anybody else Dante had a grudge against that week.
Christine has seen "Under the Silver Lake" and insists that its strange storytelling is reflected in the frozen pond that traps the worst of souls inside the deepest levels of Dante's epic. And Phil puts her theories to the test! Will either of them be proven right? Tune in and find out!
Bonus! Hear the original BackPack Battle Rap between Phil and Laurelle Rethke, featured with a video game musical score, because, well...because someone has to put the backpack back in the back of the Cadillac, and they decided to be those someones.
Learn more about Phil at his website www.TheseAreDreams.com
Contact Phil @philristaino on Facebook and Instagram. And check out https://www.instagram.com/philristaino to see the art that goes along with each episode, plus many prints of the incredible engravings created by Gustav Dore for the "Divine Comedy" in the 19th century. Dore's art is awe-inspiring, and it perfectly illustrates the levels and events described in the today's podcast.
Find out more about Christine at her website https://www.christineristaino.com
Hear more from the album Boduvt by the Agents of Venus, which features the show's theme song, "The Post Relevant Movement" by going to https://agentsofvenus.bandcamp.com
Special thanks to Chosic.com for the royalty free video game songs. The songs included were "Extreme Trap Racing Music" by Alex Productions, "Back to the Volcano Castle" by Babsamas, and "Battle (Boss)" by Boxcat Games. You can find them all at Chosic.com.
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