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The podcast version of Fat Dude Digs Flicks, a dude on social media who is dedicated to reviewing movies and spreading his love for all things cinema.
This channel features Let’s Taco ‘Bout, an interview based podcast where Andy, The Fat Dude, chats with a guest about their life and a movie that has had a major impact it. It also features The Criterion Break, where cohosts Blake Ginithan, Derrick Veurink, and I pay tribute to the glory that is the Criterion Collection.
You can follow all things Fat Dude on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Letterboxd.

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    • TV & Film
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

The podcast version of Fat Dude Digs Flicks, a dude on social media who is dedicated to reviewing movies and spreading his love for all things cinema.
This channel features Let’s Taco ‘Bout, an interview based podcast where Andy, The Fat Dude, chats with a guest about their life and a movie that has had a major impact it. It also features The Criterion Break, where cohosts Blake Ginithan, Derrick Veurink, and I pay tribute to the glory that is the Criterion Collection.
You can follow all things Fat Dude on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Letterboxd.

    125. Let’s Taco ‘Bout Blood and Black Lace featuring Lauren La Melle

    125. Let’s Taco ‘Bout Blood and Black Lace featuring Lauren La Melle

    IT’S BLOODY GIAL-LY!!!

    This month, I take a detour into a miniseries on the Giallo genre. You see, for some reason, this genre never really quite stuck with me and I want to change that. I am doing five episodes with people who love Giallo, talking about some of their favorite entries in the genre. On this, the debut of the miniseries, I am joined by Lauren La Melle, a Bronx-based filmmaker with her Masters degree in Horror. The co-host of the Scary Crit Podcast joins me to talk about the game-changer that is the Leprechaun franchise, her film school experience, and how professional wrestling is THE principal storytelling art form. We then dive into the 1964 Mario Bava masterpiece, Blood and Black Lace.

    You can find Lauren on social media on Instagram and Twitter @laurenlamelle. You can also follow A Scary Crit Podcast @ScaryCritPod. You can also listen and subscribe the podcast on Apple, Spotify, Stitcher, Amazon Music, or wherever you download your podcasts.


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    Subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher Radio, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. Search for Fat Dude Digs Flicks and click on that subscribe button. Please take a second to rate and review the show, while you’re at it!

    If you’d like to contact me for any recommendations, questions, comments, concerns, or to be a future guest, you can send an email to FatDudeDigsFlicks@gmail.com.


    And now the call to action. Just one this episode, but in light of recent decisions made by the Supreme Court of the United States (and state governments, including the hellbeast who presides of South Dakota), it is as important as ever:

    The fight for Women’s Reproductive Rights continues. If you are interested in supporting a woman’s right to choose, please look into the following organizations:
    Planned Parenthood
    Center for Reproductive Rights
    Pathfinder International
    National Network of Abortion Funds
    National Women’s Law Center
    NARAL Pro-Choice America
    Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice
    Equality Now
    Every Mother Counts
    Global Fund For Women
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    The Criterion Break - Episode 28 - The Films of Ingmar Bergman: Part Three

    The Criterion Break - Episode 28 - The Films of Ingmar Bergman: Part Three

    We’re back! And now… it’s time for a break!

    The Criterion Break returns for the next episode in their first Director’s Series. Our look at Ingmar Bergman continues with the next two films, the 1973 TV miniseries, Scenes From A Marriage, and Bergman’s final film made for the cinema, the 1978 chamber drama, Autumn Sonata. Hear the gang of three sing unending praises for Liv Ullmann as the all time great actress delivers two truly exceptional performances.

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    Blake (therealjohng) AND Derrick (dervdude) can both be found on Letterboxd. Derrick can also be found on Instagram.

    Join in on our local movie conversation at the South Dakota Film Community page/group on Facebook.


    Subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher Radio, Amazon Music, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. Run a search and click on that subscribe button. Please take a second to rate and review the show, while you’re at it! Remember, subscribing to The Criterion Break also gets you the Let’s Taco ‘Bout podcast, also hosted by Andy, The Fat Dude. Let’s Taco ‘Bout features a conversation with a special guest where we discuss their lives, their loves, and a movie that has had an impact on them.
    If you’d like to contact us for any recommendations, questions, comments, or concerns, you can email us at FatDudeDigsFlicks@gmail.com. If by some small chance you’d like to donate anything to offset the cost of movie tickets (or streaming costs during this GLOBAL pandemic) and this podcast, be it via a gift card to pay for a digital rental, you can also send that to the aforementioned email. Any recommendation and donation will be mentioned in a future episode! If you can’t spare the dime, no worries: please leave a rating and/or a review, and spread the word about this podcast.




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    • 1 hr 48 min
    124. Let's Taco 'Bout New Jack City featuring Carlos Omar De Leon

    124. Let's Taco 'Bout New Jack City featuring Carlos Omar De Leon

    Sorry for the delay! Let’s get back to it! On this week’s episode, I am joined by writer/director/USD alum, Carlos Omar De Leon. Carlos and I chat about his lifetime love of movies and where that started, growing up as a son of immigrants in the Midwest, and just how fantastic of an art form the horror film truly can be. We dive into Carlos’s movie pick for the week, Mario Van Peebles’ 1991 crime drama, New Jack City.

    You can follow Carlos online on Instagram @director_carlosomar and on Twitter @CarlosOmar85. Check out his IMDb page for his filmography, and be sure to catch CREEPYPASTA: The Movie when it is released later this year to see Carlos’s short film, Invoke, included!

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    Subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher Radio, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. Search for Fat Dude Digs Flicks and click on that subscribe button. Please take a second to rate and review the show, while you’re at it!
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    If you’d like to contact me for any recommendations, questions, comments, concerns, or to be a future guest, you can send an email to FatDudeDigsFlicks@gmail.com.


    And now the call to action:

    The fight for Women’s Reproductive Rights continues. If you are interested in supporting a woman’s right to choose, please look into the following organizations:
    Planned Parenthood
    Center for Reproductive Rights
    Pathfinder International
    National Women’s Law Center
    NARAL Pro-Choice America
    Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice
    Equality Now
    Every Mother Counts
    Global Fund For Women


    Gun violence in the United States has reached epidemic proportions. Join the fight for better gun laws and regulations by looking into or contributing to:
    Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
    Everytown for Gun Safety
    The Brady Campaign
    Newtown Action Alliance
    Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
    Americans for Responsible Solutions
    Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence


    Help the undocumented in this country as they fight for a better life for themselves and their families by looking into:
    United We Dream
    Define American
    Movimiento Cosecha
    National Immigrant Justice Center
    Immigrant Defense Project
    American Immigration Council
    National Immigration Forum
    The Young Center for Immigrants Children’s Rights Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law


    Please help do your part to stop Asian hate. If you see something, say something. Look into the following charities, organizations, and foundations:

    Stop AAPI Hate
    AAPI Community Fund
    CAAAV
    APIENC
    Asian Mental Health Collective
    Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund
    #HATEISAVIRUS
    Korean American Community Foundation
    SEARAC
    South Asian Americans Leading Together
    Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance
    AAPI Women Lead

    Help protect, defend, and support the transgender community (as well as our LGBTQ+ brothers, sisters, and non-binary spiritual siblings) by checking out:

    Trans Lifeline
    The Trevor Project
    The Center of Excellence for Transgender Health
    Gender Diversity
    The Transgender Law Center
    FORGE
    GLSEN
    Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund
    Trans Women of Color Collective
    Trans Youth Equality Foundation
    National Center For Transgender Equality
    GLAAD
    The Trans Culture Di
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    • 2 hr 3 min
    123. Let's Taco 'Bout The Bridges of Madison County featuring Cheri Heller

    123. Let's Taco 'Bout The Bridges of Madison County featuring Cheri Heller

    This week, we’re carrying over Mother’s Day for a special, extended celebration. The Fat Dude is joined by his mother, Cheri Heller, to talk about life for a little while. The two chat about the importance of art in the family, the remembered experiences of going to the theater, and how love, kindness, and a bit of optimism lead to a happy life. We also dive into one of mom’s favorite movies, The Bridges of Madison County.

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    Subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher Radio, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. Search for Fat Dude Digs Flicks and click on that subscribe button. Subscribing to this podcast also gets you episodes of The
    Criterion Break. Please take a second to rate and review the show, while you’re at it!

    If you’d like to contact me for any recommendations, questions, comments, concerns, or to be a future guest, you can email me at FatDudeDigsFlicks@gmail.com.

    And now the call to action:

    The need for the #BlackLivesMatter movement continues across the country. Keep giving as much support to these organizations as you can:

    The American Civil Liberties Union
    The Bail Project
    Black Lives Matter
    Black Trans Travel Fund
    COVID Bail Out NYC
    Color of Change
    George Floyd Memorial Fund
    The Innocence Project
    Justice For Breonna
    Justice For Elijah
    Justice Frontline Aid
    Know Your Rights Camp Legal Defense Fund
    NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund
    National Bail Fund Network
    National Police Accountability Project
    Run With Maud
    Unicorn Riot

    Please help do your part to  stop Asian hate. If you see something, say something. Look into the following charities, organizations, and foundations:

    Stop AAPI Hate
    AAPI Community Fund
    CAAAV
    APIENC
    Asian Mental Health Collective
    South Asian Workers’ Center
    Chinatown Community for Equitable Development
    Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund
    #HATEISAVIRUS
    Korean American Community Foundation
    Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund
    SEARAC
    South Asian Americans Leading Together
    Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance
    Red Canary Song
    Butterfly
    SWAN Vancouver
    AAPI Women Lead

    Help protect, defend, and support the transgender community (as well as our LGBTQ+ brothers, sisters, and non-binary spiritual siblings) by checking out:

    Trans Lifeline
    The Trevor Project
    The Center of Excellence for Transgender Health
    Gender Diversity
    The Transgender Law Center
    FORGE
    GLSEN
    Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund
    Trans Women of Color Collective
    Trans Youth Equality Foundation
    National Center For Transgender Equality
    GLAAD
    The Trans Culture District
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    • 2 hr 5 min
    122. Let's Taco 'Bout Hazard featuring Daniel Bergeson and Bobby Peacock

    122. Let's Taco 'Bout Hazard featuring Daniel Bergeson and Bobby Peacock

    On this week’s episode, The Fat Dude is all about promoting Hazard. Hazard is a short film created by Sioux Falls filmmakers Daniel Bergeson and Bobby Peacock. The duo  join the show to discuss their short film, their creative partnership, and how it feels to make an independent film in the Midwest. The two also share what movies had an impact on their style and desire to tell stories.

    You can catch Hazard when it has its red carpet premiere at The State Theatre in Sioux Falls, SD, on Tuesday, May 10, at 7 PM. The screening of the short film will also include the work of another local filmmaker, Taylor Yocum, as a showcase of Black South Dakota filmmakers. There will be a Q&A and panel featuring the filmmakers and social justice advocates here in the area following the film. Check out the event on Facebook for more information.


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    Subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher Radio, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. Search for Fat Dude Digs Flicks and click on that subscribe button. Subscribing to this podcast also gets you episodes of The
    Criterion Break. Please take a second to rate and review the show, while you’re at it!

    If you’d like to contact me for any recommendations, questions, comments, concerns, or to be a future guest, you can email me at FatDudeDigsFlicks@gmail.com.

    And now the call to action:

    The need for the #BlackLivesMatter movement continues across the country. Keep giving as much support to these organizations as you can:

    The American Civil Liberties Union
    The Bail Project
    Black Lives Matter
    Black Trans Travel Fund
    COVID Bail Out NYC
    Color of Change
    George Floyd Memorial Fund
    The Innocence Project
    Justice For Breonna
    Justice For Elijah
    Justice Frontline Aid
    Know Your Rights Camp Legal Defense Fund
    NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund
    National Bail Fund Network
    National Police Accountability Project
    Run With Maud
    Unicorn Riot

    Please help do your part to  stop Asian hate. If you see something, say something. Look into the following charities, organizations, and foundations:

    Stop AAPI Hate
    AAPI Community Fund
    CAAAV
    APIENC
    Asian Mental Health Collective
    South Asian Workers’ Center
    Chinatown Community for Equitable Development
    Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund
    #HATEISAVIRUS
    Korean American Community Foundation
    Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund
    SEARAC
    South Asian Americans Leading Together
    Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance
    Red Canary Song
    Butterfly
    SWAN Vancouver
    AAPI Women Lead

    Help protect, defend, and support the transgender community (as well as our LGBTQ+ brothers, sisters, and non-binary spiritual siblings) by checking out:

    Trans Lifeline
    The Trevor Project
    The Center of Excellence for Transgender Health
    Gender Diversity
    The Transgender Law Center
    FORGE
    GLSEN
    Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund
    Trans Women of Color Collective
    Trans Youth Equality Foundation
    National Center For Transgender Equality
    GLAAD
    The Trans Culture District
    Support the show

    • 1 hr 15 min
    121. Let's Taco 'Bout Twister featuring Rosa Parra

    121. Let's Taco 'Bout Twister featuring Rosa Parra

    On this week’s episode, The Fat Dude joined by a wishlist guest! Rosa Parra of LatinxLens sits down with Andy to talk about her life in the medical field, her love of science, and how discovering and embracing her movie-loving hobby has led to great success in the world of online film criticism. We then dive into Rosa’s choice for movie of the week, the 1996 disaster thrill-ride, Twister.

    Be sure to check out Rosa online at RosaParra2018 on Twitter and Instagram! Also  give a listen to the awesome podcast she co-hosts, LatinxLens, also on IG and Twitter.

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    Subscribe to this podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher Radio, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. Search for Fat Dude Digs Flicks and click on that subscribe button. By subscribing to the podcast, not only do you get Let’s Taco ‘Bout, but you also get The Criterion Break, where cohosts Blake Ginithan, Derrick Veurink, and I dive into The Criterion Collection. Please take a second to rate and review the show while you’re at it, or subscribe, share, follow, tell your friends and help let people know we’re out here!

    If you’d like to contact me for any recommendations, questions, comments, concerns, or to be a future guest, you can send an email to FatDudeDigsFlicks@gmail.com.



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    • 1 hr 26 min

Customer Reviews

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12 Ratings

12 Ratings

mattie-h-787 ,

Andy is Wonderful

This is an excellent podcast hosted by Andy (the resident Fat DudeTM). He is infectiously enthusiastic about movies. It is a lot of fun to listen to him both review movies and interview film industry folks as well as other film nerds and friends. You can easily tell how passionate Andy is about movies and I highly recommend this podcast. You can literally start anywhere, but my favs are the interview with Greg Sestero from the cult classic The Room, or any episode on any Star Wars movie. The Force is with The Fat Dude! =)

jasminemariajones ,

5 stars isn’t enough

Where has this pod been all my life? It feels like a 5 minute episode each week, simply because it zooms by that quickly. I mean, it’s SO easy to get enthralled with every episode because the conversations are genuine, captivating and always different. Cannot recommend enough!

BlakeG5150 ,

One of my favorite film shows

Andy is incredibly knowledgeable when it comes to film and even more passionate about them. His insight into themes, structure is second to none. Love listening to him talk about movies.

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