208 episodes

“Dude, you can get past a dog. Nobody f's with a lion.” - Grandma's Boy

“You notice things if you pay attention.” - In The Mood For Love

Marcus Pinn likes movies. Scott Thorough likes movies. Marcus writes about movies (Pinnland Empire, The Pink Smoke), and Scott sometimes scores movies (Newlyweeds, Manos Sucias). They both have a background in hyper underground rap music, and enjoy sandwiches. Through a deep love of rap music, wrestling, and dissecting low and high brow cinema, Marcus and Scott developed an interesting kinship. After a bar conversation about movies where a stranger interrupted to tell them how much they enjoyed listening, they decided, “hey let's see if other people want to listen to our zany thoughts about film”. “Zebras In America” is a stream of consciousness rap on film and anywhere it may take a conversation.

"Zebras In America Opening Theme" music by Scott, scratches by Marcus.

Logo created by DJ SNAFU

Zebras In America Zebras In America

    • TV & Film
    • 4.9 • 49 Ratings

“Dude, you can get past a dog. Nobody f's with a lion.” - Grandma's Boy

“You notice things if you pay attention.” - In The Mood For Love

Marcus Pinn likes movies. Scott Thorough likes movies. Marcus writes about movies (Pinnland Empire, The Pink Smoke), and Scott sometimes scores movies (Newlyweeds, Manos Sucias). They both have a background in hyper underground rap music, and enjoy sandwiches. Through a deep love of rap music, wrestling, and dissecting low and high brow cinema, Marcus and Scott developed an interesting kinship. After a bar conversation about movies where a stranger interrupted to tell them how much they enjoyed listening, they decided, “hey let's see if other people want to listen to our zany thoughts about film”. “Zebras In America” is a stream of consciousness rap on film and anywhere it may take a conversation.

"Zebras In America Opening Theme" music by Scott, scratches by Marcus.

Logo created by DJ SNAFU

    Popcorn Eschaton 27 - 'The Spook Who Sat By The Door' W Marcus Pinn

    Popcorn Eschaton 27 - 'The Spook Who Sat By The Door' W Marcus Pinn

    It's another Zebras/Eschaton crossover as Scott and John are joined by the brilliant Marcus Pinn (@PINNLAND_EMPIRE) to discuss the 1973 transgressive spy satire 'The Spook Who Sat By the Door.' It's a conversation that covers race, why we enjoy media about nefarious institutions, and what director Ivan Dixon brought to the film itself. It was a privilege to have Marcus on to cover this underseen film and we encourage everyone to seek it out.

    Logo designed by Jesse Arnold

    (https://www.instagram.com/just.shelve.it/)


    Theme music is "Sun Blood" by Oxeneers

    (https://oxeneers1.bandcamp.com/

    • 55 min
    Popcorn Eschaton 26 - 'Star Trek The Motion Picture' And 'Star Trek II Wrath Of Khan'

    Popcorn Eschaton 26 - 'Star Trek The Motion Picture' And 'Star Trek II Wrath Of Khan'

    Scott and John take their first Popcorn Eschaton step into the Final Frontier as they discuss 'Star Trek: The Motion Picture' and 'Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan'. They are both enormous Trek fans, so this was an extremely fun conversation, focusing on (as is the Popcorn Eschaton bailiwick) the sometimes overlooked spiritual themes in these masterful sci-fi adventures!


    Logo designed by Jesse Arnold

    (https://www.instagram.com/just.shelve.it/)



    Theme music is "Sun Blood" by Oxeneers

    (https://oxeneers1.bandcamp.com/

    • 57 min
    Popcorn Eschaton 25 - 'Metalhead' And 'Be Kind Rewind'

    Popcorn Eschaton 25 - 'Metalhead' And 'Be Kind Rewind'

    It's an episode on community engagement through art with Popcorn Eschaton! Scott and John discuss the 2013 Icelandic film 'Metalhead,' a drama of grief, music, and healing. Then they brighten things up with the charm of Michel Gondry's 2008 surreal comedic love letter the VHS video rental culture, 'Be Kind Rewind.'

    Logo designed by Jesse Arnold

    (https://www.instagram.com/just.shelve.it/)


    Theme music is "Sun Blood" by Oxeneers

    (https://oxeneers1.bandcamp.com/



    Music at the end is a clip from Marthe's "Victimized," available on her 2023 album 'Further in Evil,' released by Southern Lord Recordings.

    https://marthesl.bandcamp.com/track/further-in-evil

    • 59 min
    Popcorn Eschaton 24 - 'Paterson' And 'Groundhog Day'

    Popcorn Eschaton 24 - 'Paterson' And 'Groundhog Day'

    It's a cinematic journey to enlightenment on Popcorn Eschaton! Scott and John explore the Zen masterpiece of poetry and place, Jim Jarmusch's 'Paterson.' Then they discuss the hilarious profundity to be found in the 1993 comedy classic, 'Groundhog Day!'

    Logo designed by Jesse Arnold

    (https://www.instagram.com/just.shelve.it/)


    Theme music is "Sun Blood" by Oxeneers

    (https://oxeneers1.bandcamp.com/

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Popcorn Eschaton 23 - 'Les Misérables' And 'Jesus Christ Superstar'

    Popcorn Eschaton 23 - 'Les Misérables' And 'Jesus Christ Superstar'

    Scott and John become song and dance men on this Popcorn Eschaton! First, they take a look at 2012's disasterpiece of revolution and redemption, 'Les Misérables.' Then they unleash their inner hippie as they examine the 1973 film version of 'Jesus Christ Superstar'!

    Logo designed by Jesse Arnold

    (https://www.instagram.com/just.shelve.it/)


    Theme music is "Sun Blood" by Oxeneers

    (https://oxeneers1.bandcamp.com/

    • 56 min
    Popcorn Eschaton 22 - 'Gas Food Lodging' And 'I Am Somebody'

    Popcorn Eschaton 22 - 'Gas Food Lodging' And 'I Am Somebody'

    On this episode of Popcorn Eschaton, Scott and John explore spirituality in protest and in the desert, and the roles women so often take in the service of others. First they discuss 'Gas Food Lodging,' the 1992 film by Allison Anders about a family of women trapped by the limits of their circumstances and how others see them, but who find freedom in themselves and each other. Then they dive into 'I Am Somebody,' the 1970 documentary by Madeline Anderson which explores the courage and indefatigability of the nurses who went on strike for better pay and treatment in the Charleston, South Carolina hospital system.

    Logo designed by Jesse Arnold

    (https://www.instagram.com/just.shelve.it/)


    Theme music is "Sun Blood" by Oxeneers

    (https://oxeneers1.bandcamp.com/

    • 55 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
49 Ratings

49 Ratings

jdabishop ,

The Jim Jarmosch of movie podcasts

My favorite movie podcast love y’all dynamic laid back meandering vibe and the way you shine a light on other things bigger than movies

filmforumfrank ,

Ahead of the game and candid convo

These guys, Marcus and Scott, flow over so many different genres of film and also different life experiences during their musings and reviews. They are not pretentious, but extremely well versed. They are honest in their takes- some of which are hot. Their close friendship is very endearing. Some eps feature guests that include directors and critics who are legendary in the field of cinema.

George Bestest ,

We really do like sandwiches

Pork chop sandwiches

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