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Arts & Entertainment with Chris & Randall

Nov 26, 2020

In an epic 3 part discussion, Chris and Randall tackle what proves to be a complicated philosophical puzzle.


Topics discussed include:

Fine arts
Tom Clancy
Ronald Reagan
Jack Ryan
military fiction
crime fiction
Darth Vader
authoritarians
Today's FBI (series)
Top Gun (1986)
Does propaganda or advertising...


Nov 19, 2020

In an epic 3 part discussion, Chris and Randall tackle what proves to be a complicated philosophical puzzle.


Topics discussed include:

Nazis
USSR
Catholic Church
authoritarianism and art
Santa Claus
the artist as revolutionary
punching up
What is comedy?
court jester
Mort Sahl
Lenny Bruce
Richard Pryor
Jay Leno
Chris...


Nov 12, 2020

Chris & Randall discuss Improv on famous television shows The Office, Reno 911, and Curb Your Enthusiasm.


Topics discussed include:
Improv
Viola Spolin
Compass Players
Nichols and May
Alan Arkin
Ed Asner
Second City
Del Close
Long Form Improv
Theater in Chicago
Mort Sahl
Truth in Comedy (book)
Impro (book)
Spolin's...


Nov 5, 2020

This is the second part of our video games discussion from ep25.


Topics discussed include:

Are video games entertainment or art?
Video games
What is art?
What is entertainment?
Commercial art vs. fine art
Artisan vs. artist
Duchamp and his readymades
Duchamp's "Étant donnés"
Waldorf dolls
Star Wars
THX 1138
Ambiguity...


Oct 29, 2020

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In this episode, we discuss movies about US politics.


Titles discussed:

The Candidate (1972) PG
Dir. Michael Ritchie
Written by Jeremy Larner
Robert Redford
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Bob Roberts (1992) R
Written Directed Staring Tim Robbins
Not...