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Beyond the Big Screen is a podcast about the true story behind the movies you love. We will talk about history, philosophy, religion, art, sports, literature and much more. Movies and media only tell you a small part of the story. In this podcast we will look into a wide variety of topics on the big screen and beyond!

Beyond the Big Screen Stephen Guerra

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 35 Ratings

Beyond the Big Screen is a podcast about the true story behind the movies you love. We will talk about history, philosophy, religion, art, sports, literature and much more. Movies and media only tell you a small part of the story. In this podcast we will look into a wide variety of topics on the big screen and beyond!

    Coming Soon - Imagining the Big Case

    Coming Soon - Imagining the Big Case

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    • 2 min
    SciFi and the Mindspin: Exploring Frank Saverio Kemper's House

    SciFi and the Mindspin: Exploring Frank Saverio Kemper's House

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    In this episode of Beyond the Big Screen, host Steve is joined by regular co-host and independent author Frank Saverio to delve into his latest sci-fi novel, Kemper's House. They explore various science fiction themes, including the implications of near light-speed travel and the concept of time dilation, drawing parallels with historical events. The discussion also covers the impacts of independent publishing and podcasting in creating diverse and niche content for audiences. http://franksaverio.net/
    00:00 Introduction to Frank Scalise and His Authoring Career
    00:38 Writing in Multiple Genres
    02:25 Overview of Kemper's House and sci-fi influences 
    22:02 Time Dilation and Travel 22:45 Challenges of First Contact
    51:44 Meta Discussion: Independent Writing and Podcasting
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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Coming Soon - The Myth of Linear Progress

    Coming Soon - The Myth of Linear Progress

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    Deciphering The Big Short: A Deep Dive into the 2008 Financial Crisis

    Deciphering The Big Short: A Deep Dive into the 2008 Financial Crisis

    Today’s episode provides an in-depth analysis of the 2015 film 'The Big Short', exploring its portrayal of the events leading up to the 2008 financial crisis. Steve and Mustache Chris discuss the movie's interpretation of key figures and financial mechanisms that played a critical role in the crisis, such as CDOs and the housing bubble, while comparing the film's narrative to the actual historical events and broader economic implications. Additionally, we touch on the moral questions and the consequences of the crash, alongside a critique of the banking and financial systems' roles in precipitating the crisis.
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    00:00 Introduction to 'The Big Short' and the 2008 Financial Crisis

    00:40 Personal Connections to the 2008 Financial Crisis

    01:35 Deep Dive into Financial Literature and Its Relevance Today

    02:44 Exploring the Cast of 'The Big Short'

    04:39 The Evolution of Mortgages and the Housing Bubble

    16:24 The Rise of Quantitative Trading and Its Impact

    22:19 Understanding CDOs and the Mechanics of the 2008 Crash

    34:01 The Ethical Quandaries of Subprime Loans and Their Aftermath

    38:51 The Psychology of Economic Bubbles

    39:02 Pop Culture and Economic Mania

    39:41 The Stanley Cup Mania: A Case Study

    42:07 The Dark Side of CDOs and Financial Collapse

    44:30 The Role of Rating Agencies in the Financial Crisis

    51:08 Analyzing 'The Big Short': Movie vs. Reality

    53:39 The Aftermath and Ethical Considerations of Bailouts

    01:13:54 Final Thoughts on Economic Collapse and Cinema

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Coming Soon - Free Market Capitalism Out the Window

    Coming Soon - Free Market Capitalism Out the Window

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    Bodies Frozen in Time: The Iceman (2012)

    Bodies Frozen in Time: The Iceman (2012)

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    In today’s episode, Steve and Mustache Chris talk about The Iceman (2012). We will deep dive into the 2012 film 'The Iceman,' starring Michael Shannon, exploring the complex storytelling and character portrayals of real-life mob figures. We will unpack the film's attention to detail, historical accuracy, and the remarkable portrayals of Richard Kuklinski and his mafia counterparts. We’ll look into highlights, along with critical scenes and performances that effectively capture the essence of the mob era and its notorious characters.  Let us know what you think, leave a rating and review on Apple Podcasts or a comment below!

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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
35 Ratings

35 Ratings

Irish gal 333 ,

A great podcast

Steve tells the story behind some of the greatest movies and fills in a lot of background on the movie ,actors and directors.
Sean Yonkers New York

PTF off ,

Too much whining, not enough talk about movies.

My entry to this podcast was the round table episode about historical figures who deserve to have movies made about them, and the opening speaker rambled on to complain about current controversies in the US, pronouns, and political correctness. Maybe it’s not a good episode to start with, but if they’re going to spend every third sentence complaining, as the first 10 minutes of this episode did, then the podcast is not for me and I rate it 1 star.

Ty26367 ,

Laughable

Everyone on this podcast seems to think they can do everything better. There's a reason they're reviewing massively successful works. Lost me with The Da Vinci code.

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