Category: Podcast

Episode 17: The Public Enemy

The Public EnemyThis week, we watch the pre-Hayes Code pre-noir gangster classic, The Public Enemy!

We highly recommend you watch the film before listening to the episode, because it’s a great gangster flick. This film is currently available for streaming rental on iTunes, Amazon Video, Vudu, and Microsoft, and is also available on DVD. (It’s also currently available for free on YouTube, but the sound on that copy is pretty lousy.)

Join us on February 7th for our episode on Elevator to the Gallows!

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Episode 16: The Asphalt Jungle

Asphalt JungleThis week, we watch John Huston’s great heist flick, The Asphalt Jungle!

We highly recommend you watch the film before listening to the episode, because it’s a truly fun movie. This film is currently available for streaming rental on iTunes, Amazon Video, Vudu, and Microsoft, and is also available on DVD.

Join us on January 21st for our episode on The Public Enemy!

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Episode 15: The Big Heat

The Big HeatThis week, we watch Fritz Lang’s amazing noir, The Big Heat!

We highly recommend you watch the film before listening to the episode, because it is truly great. This film is currently available for streaming rental on iTunes, Amazon Video, Vudu, and Microsoft, and is also available on DVD.

Join us on January 7th for our episode on The Asphalt Jungle!

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Episode 14: Johnny Guitar

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Johnny GuitarIn this episode, we are joined by special guest Pat Wick and we watch the bizarre noir-western, Johnny Guitar!

We highly recommend you watch the film before listening to the episode, because, really, it must be seen to be believed. This film is currently available for streaming rental on iTunes, Amazon Video, Google Play, and Microsoft, and also has an excellent Blu-Ray release.

Join us on December 21st for our episode on The Big Heat!

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Episode 13: Stray Dog

, with special guest:

StrayDogIn this episode, we are joined by special guest Pat Wick and we watch Akira Kurosawa’s Stray Dog!

We highly recommend you watch the film before listening to the episode, because we spoil all the juicy parts. You want to see the movie. This film is currently available streaming on Hulu Plus, and it is easily findable on an excellent DVD from the Criterion Collection.

Join us on December 7th for our episode on Johnny Guitar!

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Episode 12: Leave Her to Heaven

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Leave Her to HeavenDear listeners, you are in for a real treat this week. Our regular crew is joined by special guest star Sharon Stiteler (aka Birdchick) for our episode about Leave Her to Heaven!

We highly recommend you watch the film before listening to the episode, because we spoil the film. Like, a lot. You want to see the movie. While this movie isn’t on most of the usual streaming channels, there are a couple copies on YouTube, and it can usually be found for DVD rental.

Also, during the episode, we start talking about the Haunted Mansion at Disney theme parks. Here’s a quick correction: Melissa says that Thurl Ravenscroft is the voice of the Ghost Host, which is only sort of true. Mr. Ravenscroft is the Ghost Host on the album, Story and Song from the Haunted Mansion. The actual Ghost Host you hear during the American ride is Paul Frees, who is also awesome but who is not Tony the Tiger.

Also, here are some links that are relevant to this episode:

Join us on November 21st for our episode on Akira Kurosawa’s Stray Dog!

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Episode 11: Nightmare Alley

Nightmare AlleyWe figured you might like something special for the Halloween season, so this week, we give you the dark carnival noir Nightmare Alley!

We highly recommend you watch the film before listening to the episode, because we spoil the hell out of this film, and I assure you, you don’t want that. While this movie isn’t on most of the usual streaming channels, you can easily find a DVD for under $10, and a search on Google will bring you a dozen probably-illicit copies. (There is currently a copy on YouTube, uploaded in 12 parts.)

Join us on November 7th for our episode on Leave Her to Heaven!

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Oh, and if you want that meme we were talking about in the episode…

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Episode 10: Kansas City Confidential

Kansas City ConfidentialIt’s been a while since we’ve had a truly sweet-spot criminals-and-dames noir on this podcast, so this week we’re bringing you one of the lesser-known gems of the genre: Kansas City Confidential!

We highly recommend you watch the film before listening to the episode, because we spoil a lot of the fun bits. In this case, you really won’t have an excuse to not see the film, because it is in the public domain and it is EVERYWHERE online. However, the image and sound quality vary greatly between the digital copies. We found an excellent version of the film on Hulu.

We still don’t quite know what our next episode will be, but it will arrive on October 21st!

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Episode 9: Shadow of a Doubt

Shadow of a DoubtWe’ve gone far too long in this podcast without visiting the Master of Suspense, so join us this week in watching Alfred Hitchcock’s Shadow of a Doubt!

We highly recommend you watch the film before listening to the episode, because we spoil a lot of the fun bits. The film can currently be found for rental on iTunes and Amazon Instant as well as various other places.

Our next episode will be about Kansas City Confidential, a great little noir that few people have seen. Listen for it on October 7th!

Oh, and in case you need that Hume Cronyn meme that we talked about during this episode… here you go!

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Episode 8: Brick

BrickWe’ve done a seven episodes exploring original films noir, so it is high time we take a look at a modern film that was influenced by noir. Join us for a viewing of Rian Johnson’s directorial debut, Brick!

We highly recommend you watch the film before listening to the episode, because we spoil the ending and a lot of the fun bits. The film can currently be found for rental on iTunes, Vudu, Amazon Instant, Google Play, and YouTube.

Our next episode will be returning to old school noir with a bit of Alfred Hitchcock: Shadow of a Doubt! Listen for it on September 21st!

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