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In Season 2 of the City Between Podcast we discuss a different NY film each episode to explore the unexpected and interesting corners of New York history and culture. Come join us as we dive deep on the what the films set in New York can tell us about this fascinating and endless place. Find more information about each episode at citybetween.com. Theme music by Dylan Thurston (www.dylanthurston.com).

City Between - New York Culture & History Bruce Burnside

    • TV & Film
    • 4.4 • 37 Ratings

In Season 2 of the City Between Podcast we discuss a different NY film each episode to explore the unexpected and interesting corners of New York history and culture. Come join us as we dive deep on the what the films set in New York can tell us about this fascinating and endless place. Find more information about each episode at citybetween.com. Theme music by Dylan Thurston (www.dylanthurston.com).

    S2 EP14 - The Siege

    S2 EP14 - The Siege

    In this episode of City Between we watch 1998's "The Siege" to talk about the culture and history of NYC. Bruce and Sam dig deep on deep on the Deep State, on Denzel Washington, FBI, Greenpoint, martial law in NYC, CIA working with the NYPD's "demographic unit", eating oranges and more. Join us! Find out more information at www.citybetween.com and more about our theme music at www.dylanthurston.com. 

    • 59 min
    S2 EP13 - Three Days of the Condor

    S2 EP13 - Three Days of the Condor

    In this episode of City Between we unpack 1975's "Three Days of the Condor" to talk about the culture and history of NYC. Bruce and Sam discuss a *true* NY alley, CIA fronts in the city, sexy Max von Sydow, Robert Redford as "bookish", KGB's reaction to the film, the Faye Dunaway kidnapping and more... join us! This is the first film in the trilogy of this month's theme: The Deep State. Find out more at www.citybetween.com and more about our theme music at www.dylanthurson.com. 

    • 50 min
    S2 EP12 - Inbetweener - Next Theme Announcement: Deep State

    S2 EP12 - Inbetweener - Next Theme Announcement: Deep State

    In Season 2 of City Between we are watching films about New York City each month to talk about its history and culture. Each month we pick a theme and the next one is the "Deep State". We will be watching "Three Days of the Condor" (1975), "The Siege" (1998), and "The Art of War" (2000). Join us! More info at www.citybetween.com and music by www.dylanthurston.com. 

    • 2 min
    S2 - EP11 - The Godfather

    S2 - EP11 - The Godfather

    This week we watch 1972's "The Godfather" to complete our theme of "Legendary Gangsters". Each week City Between uses a film to talk about the history and culture of NYC. Bruce and Sam dive in on the absence of the word "mafia", Marlon Brando, Andrew and Chris Cuomo's antagonistic relationship to the film, Frank Sinatra, Little Italy demographics, the America Italian Anti-Defamation League's mob problem, and more - join us! Our theme music is by Dylan Thurston (www.dylanthurston.com) and you can find our more about this episode at www.citybetween.com.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    S2 - EP10 - Harlem Nights

    S2 - EP10 - Harlem Nights

    Join us in Season 2 as we watch NY films to explore the city's culture and history. This week we are in the middle of our Legendary Gangster theme and watched 1989's "Harlem Nights". It remains the only time Eddie Murphy directed a film. For this one Bruce and Sam dig in on gangsters in 1930s Harlem, alley ways, Richard Pryor, Red Fox, Eddie Murphy's crazy career high at this time, the many strange and fascinating scenes in this idiosyncratic film, "The Cotton Club", and more - join us! Music by Dylan Thurston (www.dylanthurston.com) and find our more about this episode at www.citybetween.com. Next week we will watch "The Godfather". 

    • 1 hr 7 min
    S2 - EP9 - The Warriors

    S2 - EP9 - The Warriors

    In Season 2 of City Between we take on a film each episode to talk about NYC's history and culture. In this episode we discuss Walter Hill's 1979 classic "The Warriors". Bruce and Sam talk Michael Jackson's "Bad" video, gang names in NY in the 1970s, the failing subway system, Xenophon, Greek themes, production trouble, the Furies, Riverside Park, Hoyt-Schermerhorn, cemeteries and more in our "Legendary Gang Stories" theme.  Find out more about this episode at www.citybetween.com. Theme music by Dylan Thurston (www.dylanthurston.com). 

    • 1 hr 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

Dr.Trixie ,

Great podcast

Great podcast about unique aspects of NYC. Definitely worth the time and you can’t help but learn something new.The narrator has a soothing voice as well, a bonus!

Bruster17 ,

Great Information But Too Slow

This is a great podcast with good information and detail; however, the narrative is told incredibly slow. I have to take the episodes in sections otherwise I zone out missing half of what was said. A tone much like a professor that has taught the same subject for far longer than he/she should have. The research is there but relayed in a blasé fashion. So much potential though!

Lang_Lang ,

I love it

This is the best podcast about New York.

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