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Dune Pod is your one stop shop for all things Dune. Each week, your hosts Haitch, Jason, and special guests will break down Herbert's books, the movies, the mini-series, and more. We'll make sure you're fully prepared for Dune (2020) this December, by covering the works of director Denis Villeneuve, like sci-fi masterpieces Arrival and Bladerunner 2049. We'll also explore films featuring the key cast members from Kwisatz Haderach himself Timothée Chalemet, to Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Zendaya, and more. Join us!

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Dune Pod is your one stop shop for all things Dune. Each week, your hosts Haitch, Jason, and special guests will break down Herbert's books, the movies, the mini-series, and more. We'll make sure you're fully prepared for Dune (2020) this December, by covering the works of director Denis Villeneuve, like sci-fi masterpieces Arrival and Bladerunner 2049. We'll also explore films featuring the key cast members from Kwisatz Haderach himself Timothée Chalemet, to Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Zendaya, and more. Join us!

    Tim O'Reilly's Frank Herbert (1981)

    Tim O'Reilly's Frank Herbert (1981)

    Dune Pod: your one stop shop to get fully prepared for the new Dune movie by delving into the books, as well as the films directed by Denis Villeneuve and featuring the cast and crew of the new film. 

    In our Season 2 Finale, regular hosts Haitch and Jason are joined by internet publishing pioneer and author of two Frank Herbert Biographies, Tim O’Reilly. We cover the deeper meaning of Frank’s works, coming of age during the human potential movement, and what Frank was like at home.

    Chapters


    Introduction (00:00:00)
    Dune News (00:06:33)
    Roundtable Discussion (00:10:43)
    Your Letters (01:12:12)

    Notes and Links


    Hans Zimmer is done with the Dune score. @dunenewsnet flagged this from a GQ interview
    Zendaya is interviewed by Timothee and wearing Nike Dunk Highs on the cover of Elle Magazine
    Dune Pod Holiday artwork. Get a special piece of original Dune Pod art by the great Eugene Smith (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies). Sign up for this gorgeous artwork and other goodies completely free here
    Tim O’Reilly is ridiculously well read. From the episode:

       Tim’s favorite sci-fi as a kid, Andre Norton’s The Stars are Ours! and Heinlein’s Have Spacesuit, Will Travel, and the books of EE ‘Doc’ Smith

       He liked the crazy consequences of relativistic travel in F.M. Busby’s Rissa Kerguelen


       He thinks we can learn about the futility of our struggles by reading The Man Watching by Rainer Maria Rilke as translated by Robert Bly
       Tim appreciated that Dune was more complicated than other sci-fi stories like The World of Null A by A. E. Van Voght
       Tim quoted an amazing line from Elizabeth Barrett Browning's Sonnets from the Portuguese, ‘what I do and dream must include thee as the wine must taste of its own grapes’
       Tim interviewed one of his heroes, Albert Lord, who wrote The Singer of Tales, about oral formulaic epics
       He enjoyed the historical novel about Harold, last of the Saxon kings, The Golden Warrior
       He's reading the travel writing of Patrick Leigh Fermor, who in a trilogy written over 70 years(!) tells his story of walking from England to Constantinople in A Time of Gifts, Between the Woods and the Water, and The Broken Road


    Tim O’Reilly’s 1977 biography Frank Herbert
    See the movies we’ve watched and are going to watch on our Dune Pod Set List on Letterboxd
    Dune Pod’s Breaking Dune News Twitter list
    Rate and review the podcast to help others discover it, and let us know what you think of the show at letters@dunepod.com or leave us a voicemail at +1-415-534-5211.

    Dune neophytes and historians alike are welcome to join our tribe. Follow @dunepod on Twitter and InstagramMusic by Tobey Forsman of Whipsong Music Cover art by @ctcher

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Drive (2011)

    Drive (2011)

    In our latest episode, we discuss an early role for Duke Leto himself, Oscar Isaac, the 2011 crime thriller, Drive. Regular hosts Haitch and Jason are joined by the Chief Technology Officer of Slack, Cal Henderson. We cover how sympathetic villains can be, just how hunky Ryan Gosling is, and the dangers of listening to REO Speedwagon while under the influence.

    Chapters


    Introduction (00:00:00)
    Dune News (00:09:57)
    Roundtable Discussion (00:13:41)
    Your Letters (01:21:46)

    Notes and Links


    There was a Dune (2021) test screening in Arizona. Apparently this has been confirmed. There have been reports of thunderous applause at the end, and that the running time was 2h 10 mins. Check out Secrets of Dune’s Reaction Video
    Tim O’Reilly’s 1977 biography Frank Herbert
    See the movies we’ve watched and are going to watch on our Dune Pod Set List on Letterboxd
    Dune Pod’s Breaking Dune News Twitter list
    Rate and review the podcast to help others discover it, and let us know what you think of the show at letters@dunepod.com or leave us a voicemail at +1-415-534-5211.

    Dune Pod: your one stop shop to get fully prepared for the new Dune movie by delving into the books, as well as the films directed by Denis Villeneuve and featuring the cast and crew of the new film. Dune neophytes and historians alike are welcome to join our tribe.

    Follow @dunepod on Twitter and Instagram
    Music by Tobey Forsman of Whipsong Music
    Cover art by @ctcher

    • 1 hr 27 min
    Lady Bird (2017)

    Lady Bird (2017)

    In our latest episode, we welcome back Timothee Chalamet, for his first pairing with Saoirse Ronan in Greta Gerwig’s 2017 masterpiece, Lady Bird. Regular hosts Haitch and Jason are joined by the host of the hit new podcast Cinenauts, Ctcher. We cover the power of an auteur director’s singular vision, the challenges of family dynamics, and take a trip down memory lane to revisit our high school theater experiences.

    Chapters


    Introduction (00:00:00)
    Dune News (00:06:31)
    Roundtable Discussion (00:08:45)
    Your Letters (01:40:46)

    Notes and Links


    The new Dune board game is quick and merciless. Pre-orders are now open. There are links to purchase and a great review of the game at
    The Verge
    The Dune graphic novel comes out next month and apparently is #1 on the Abrams book list for its category according to @dunenovels
    Indiwire interview with DP of Lady Bird, Sam Levy
    The interview podcast retrospective on Prince Paul’s career, hosted by Iron Mike Eagle: What Had Happened Was
    Ctcher’s awesome new podcast walking thru the films of the Criterion Collection, Cinenauts
    Tim O’Reilly’s 1977 biography Frank Herbert
    See the movies we’ve watched and are going to watch on our Dune Pod Set List on Letterboxd
    Dune Pod’s Breaking Dune News Twitter list
    Rate and review the podcast to help others discover it, and let us know what you think of the show at letters@dunepod.com or leave us a voicemail at +1-415-534-5211.

    Dune Pod: your one stop shop to get fully prepared for the new Dune movie by delving into the books, as well as the films directed by Denis Villeneuve and featuring the cast and crew of the new film. Dune neophytes and historians alike are welcome to join our tribe.

    Follow @dunepod on Twitter and Instagram
    Music by Tobey Forsman of Whipsong Music
    Cover art by @ctcher

    • 1 hr 47 min
    Prisoners (2013)

    Prisoners (2013)

    In our latest episode, we discuss Denis Villeneuve’s 2013 dark thriller, Prisoners, starring Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal. Regular hosts Haitch and Jason are joined by Emmy winning producer and director, Rob Schroeder. We cover how we feel as fathers responsible for the safety of our kids, the secret behind the scenes details of Roger Deakins' cinematography, and the sorry state of our home improvement skills.

    Chapters


    Introduction (00:00:00)
    Dune News (00:07:38)
    Roundtable Discussion (00:16:36)
    Your Letters (01:33:15)

    Notes and Links


    HBO has greenlit a limited series adaptation of the Jo Nesbø novel “The Son” featuring Jake Gyllenhaal and Denis. “The Son” is described as a tale of vengeance set amid Oslo’s brutal hierarchy of corruption. Gyllenhaal will executive produce alongside Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy. Denis will direct and executive produce. Can Deakins be far behind? Read about it here
    Great article on Timothee, covering the challenges of sudden super stardom on the cover of GQ Magazine
    Jason discussed Dune, as well as how the government could tackle regulating social networks on the Postlight Podcast
    Here’s an episode featuring Timothee and Emma Stone of Rob's Emmy winning series Actors on Actors
    Tim O’Reilly’s 1977 biography Frank Herbert
    See the movies we’ve watched and are going to watch on our Dune Pod Set List on Letterboxd
    Dune Pod’s Breaking Dune News Twitter list
    Rate and review the podcast to help others discover it, and let us know what you think of the show at letters@dunepod.com or leave us a voicemail at +1-415-534-5211.

    Dune Pod: your one stop shop to get fully prepared for the new Dune movie by delving into the books, as well as the films directed by Denis Villeneuve and featuring the cast and crew of the new film. Dune neophytes and historians alike are welcome to join our tribe.

    Follow @dunepod on Twitter and Instagram
    Music by Tobey Forsman of Whipsong Music
    Cover art by @ctcher

    • 1 hr 42 min
    Mission Impossible: Fallout (2018)

    Mission Impossible: Fallout (2018)

    In our latest episode, we discuss the Lady Jessica herself, Rebecca Ferguson as she joins Tom Cruise for 2018’s Mission Impossible: Fallout. Regular hosts Haitch and Jason are joined by Industrial Light and Magic Visual Effects Editor, Lorelei David. We cover how much we miss traveling, dissect special effects techniques, and try to figure out just what the hell Tom Cruise is up to anyway.

    Chapters


    Introduction (00:00:00)
    Dune News (00:09:58)
    Roundtable Discussion (00:13:52)
    Your Letters (01:39:27)

    Notes and Links


    There is a new Dune RPG coming in 2021 from Modiphius, makers of the Fallout and Star Trek RPGs. Team includes writer Khaldoun Khelil, an Arab-American of Palestinian descent with a background working in the oil industry, counterintelligence, and political consulting who has worked on Vampire: the Masquerade. Read the Polygon article about it
    Hans Zimmer released a 96 second version of Pink Floyd Eclipse that was featured in the Dune trailer. Listen here
    We referenced the 1976 short film racing thru the streets of Paris called Rendevous
    Tim O’Reilly’s 1977 biography Frank Herbert
    See the movies we’ve watched and are going to watch on our Dune Pod Set List on Letterboxd
    Dune Pod’s Breaking Dune News Twitter list
    Rate and review the podcast to help others discover it, and let us know what you think of the show at letters@dunepod.com or leave us a voicemail at +1-415-534-5211.

    Dune Pod: your one stop shop to get fully prepared for the new Dune movie by delving into the books, as well as the films directed by Denis Villeneuve and featuring the cast and crew of the new film. Dune neophytes and historians alike are welcome to join our tribe.

    Follow @dunepod on Twitter and Instagram
    Music by Tobey Forsman of Whipsong Music
    Cover art by @ctcher

    • 1 hr 46 min
    Zardoz (1974)

    Zardoz (1974)

    In our latest episode, we discuss the 1974 science fiction mind-bomb: Zardoz. Regular hosts Haitch and Jason New York Times reporter and bestselling author, Mike Isaac. We cover the implications of counter-counterculture in the mid-1970s, the unintended consequences of immortality, and the dangers of wearing a mankini.

    Chapters


    Introduction (00:00:00)
    Dune News (00:15:32)
    Roundtable Discussion (00:09:51)
    Your Letters (01:27:38)

    Notes and Links


    Mike Isaac’s excellent book Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber
    Dune delayed to October 2021
    Rebecca Ferguson compares reading Dune to doing a crossword puzzle
    Josh Brolin was on the Team Deakins Podcast
    Tim O’Reilly’s 1977 biography Frank Herbert
    Dune Pod’s Breaking Dune News Twitter list
    Rate and review the podcast to help others discover it, and let us know what you think of the show at letters@dunepod.com or leave us a voicemail at +1-415-534-5211.

    Dune Pod: your one stop shop to get fully prepared for the new Dune movie by delving into the books, as well as the films directed by Denis Villeneuve and featuring the cast and crew of the new film. Dune neophytes and historians alike are welcome to join our tribe.

    Follow @dunepod on Twitter and Instagram
    Music by Tobey Forsman of Whipsong Music
    Cover art by @ctcher

    • 1 hr 39 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

Rob Matheny ,

Well done.

My new favorite Dune podcast.

The Eastern Heretic ,

Love this podcast

I love Dune, movies and science fiction. These guys know all three and are super smart too! Listening to this podcast is lots of fun and I recommend it to all!

Jules Linnat ,

A pleasant surprise

I’ve moved over from Spotify in order to rate and review. I’m more of a Denis rather than a Dune fan, and I can’t wait for the new movie. I’m loving the insightful, funny deep dives into his and his actor’s movies, as well as the books, which now I’m very tempted to read. Thank you guys for the awesome work. It’s been a lot of fun so far!

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