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Political ideas meet pop culture. Hosted by Landry Ayres and Natalie Dowzicky.
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Political ideas meet pop culture. Hosted by Landry Ayres and Natalie Dowzicky.
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    Mad Max: Fury Road

    Mad Max: Fury Road

    In a post‐​apocalyptic wasteland, Furiosa rebels against a tyrannical ruler in search for her lost homeland with the aid of a group of female prisoners, a psychotic worshiper, and a drifter named Max. This movie has been hailed as the ultimate feminist action movie, but does it deserve that accreditation? Kat Murti & Lester Romero help us unpack all of the action we witnessed on the Fury Road.
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    • 45 min
    The Lord of the Rings

    The Lord of the Rings

    The Lord of the Rings trilogy is an epic adventure based on the novels written by J.R.R. Tolkien. Set in Middle‐​earth, the story follows the young Hobbit, Frodo Baggins, as he and the Fellowship embark on a quest to destroy the One Ring, to ensure the destruction of the Dark Lord Sauron. What is the Lord of the Rings story actually about? And, why is it so popular?
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    • 54 min
    Wonder Woman 1984

    Wonder Woman 1984

    After months of delay, Wonder Woman 1984 was finally released on HBO Max in addition to select theaters. There was plenty of anticipation for the sequel, but ultimately it was less than impressive. With a wishing stone, the introduction of the villain Cheetah, and the return of Steve Trevor the movie jumped around leaving the audience confused. With a third movie already approved, we hope director Patty Jenkins can learn from some of her mistakes.
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    • 43 min
    The Mandalorian

    The Mandalorian

    Michael Cannon, Stephen Kent, Pat Eddington, and Nick Armstrong join the show to discuss how The Mandalorian focused on character development. The show has let us discover much more of the galaxy and introduces even more opportunities for story-telling. Ultimately the show is about the travels of a lone bounty hunter in the outer reaches of the galaxy, far from the authority of the New Republic.
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    • 57 min
    M*A*S*H

    M*A*S*H

    There was one TV show that was able to show the horrors of war, incisively critique it, but still inspire compassion for those affected by it. M*A*S*H creators understood the power of comedy to hit just the right laughable notes between moment of introspection. Throughout this special episode of Pop & Locke we ask Mike Farrell, who plays BJ Hunnicutt on the show, about his time with the cast and how he was inspired to create his character.


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    • 55 min
    Starship Troopers

    Starship Troopers

    Humans in a fascist, militaristic future wage war with giant alien bugs is truly the best way to describe Starship Troopers. This was the third movie in a trio directed by Paul Verhoeven throughout the late 80s and 90s. When the movie was first released in 1997, it received mixed reviews because a large portion of the audience did not conclude that the movie was satirical.
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Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

Bradyo545 ,

Cool show!

Natalie is the best. Check this one out.

BurCap ,

Only Ok

I had high hopes for this going into it, but after listening to six or seven episodes I’m not sure I’m going to keep this one on the rotation. In its concept this should be one of my favorite podcasts: combining libertarianism with movie and TV reviews, especially science-fiction oriented. Overall I think the podcast would be better served by spending more time on the movies themselves and skipping the “locked in” segment at the end. Or perhaps just shorten it a bit. It may be interesting to learn the 1 or 2 things people are reading, playing, and watching, but I find find Landry Ayers’ 5+ minute descriptions of the 3 to 4 obscure hipster things he’s recently stumbled upon to be annoying—it doesn’t feel like that’s being done to benefit anyone but Landry’s need to prove he’s cooler than everyone. I’ll give this a few more listens and see if it improves, but chances are it’s coming off the rotation.

NDowSwimGirl14 ,

Great podcast!

The analysis of movies (chosen based on what’s popular, current events, and theme based) is very in-depth. The way Natalie and Landry delve into politics involved in movies is very thought provoking. It’s a great podcast with two funny hosts who work very well together.

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