PODCAST

18
Dec

Animal House | Episode 29

Wrap yourself in a bed sheet and pour grain alcohol all over your head! We’re re-watching ANIMAL HOUSE with our special guest Jamie, esteemed twin brother/doctor/husband/cheese-impresario. Join us as we realize all kinds of fascinating things about ourselves, about post-Vietnam war era nostalgia, and of course about individual acts of perversion so profound and disgusting that decorum prohibits listing them here. Shama Lama Ding Dong!

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04
Dec

Waterworld | Episode 28

Will and Jeremy (respectively–and respectfully–hard on the heels of the multi-city nationwide premier of COLD TURKEY and a pretentious locavore dinner with French guests in San Francisco) indulge in some late night badinage over one of the most storied box office failures of the 1990’s. LA-based filmmaker Vlad Sillam, born in 1987, is our very first French guest on the show.

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13
Nov

The Silence Of The Lambs | Episode 27

Have the lambs ever stopped screaming, dear listeners? Memories, fellow debasers, is what we have instead of a view. Join us for a re-watching and re-reading of the classically traumatizing, intoxicatingly lepidopterous, terrifically fucked up film that taught a generation of filmgoers about ‘the tuck.’ Will joins us fresh off a stint in Florida where his feature film COLD TURKEY just screened at the Naples Film Festival and special guest Jake Cosden (writer, musician and cultural critic) offers a trenchant analysis of what it means to covet what we see every day.

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30
Oct

Beverly Hills Cop | Episode 26

Get the fuck outta here! You didn’t think The Great Debasers would fall for the banana in the tailpipe, did you? With the help of medical student, humorist, and North Cali booster Chris “Cos” Cosden we won’t even fall for the simplistic homo-erotic reading of this 1984 classic film. No way. We don’t shy away from controversy here. We’re gonna get wired and have a big party.

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17
Oct

Jaws | Episode 25

The topic is JAWS, the parry and thrust is about hipsters, blockbusters, class conflict and of course the Dreyfuss affair. From Tupac to Tarantino, split diopters to Slavoj Zizek, Gravity to special guest Greg Longstreet–the 25th episode of The Great Debasers is your alpha and your omega, your beginning and end. Wade into the troubled waters of rewatching…you’re gonna need a bigger boat.

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01
Oct

Manhattan | Episode 24

Government shutdown got you down? Looking for a reason to believe in humanity again? Channel your inner Tracy and join Will and Jeremy for a jocular and uplifting rewatching of Woody Allen’s 1979 chef-d’oeuvre. Get into a New York state of mind and try to determine whether the iconic character of Isaac, the pre-eminent egoist of 20th Century cinema, undergoes legitimate transformation (per Will) or remains an inveterate narcissist.

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18
Sep

Ghostbusters | Episode 23

Did it ever occur to you that GHOSTBUSTERS is a subtle piece of libertarian agitprop? Do you ever wonder about the relation between Randian Objectivism and juvenile male chauvinism? Do you like movies about gladiators? Join polymath Alan Hoffman (of cloud computing, physics and pop cultural fame) in this preternatural episode about one of the greatest ’80s movies ever to be taped by your parents on VHS.

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05
Sep

Dazed And Confused | Episode 22

Alright alright alright! Roll a doob, pop a squat, and relax your domes, dear listeners. It’s 1976 and school’s out for summer.

Join Jeremy, Will, and indie filmmaker Kevin Harrigan as they try to be honest about being misanthropes. We talk Cape Cod in the summer, the joys and eccentricities of ADR, and the paradox of faint-hearted ritual perpetuation. Oh, and by the way, did you know Ford was on the Warren Commission?

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21
Aug

Airplane! | Episode 21

This is an entirely different kind of rewatching, altogether! We have the privilege of welcoming not one, but two high-spirited guests to this raucous show about everyone’s favorite 1980’s send up. On this pod the one and only Scoop Wasserstein shares sweet morsels from the making of his 2012 cult classic HIJACKED and the legendary Dr Bob Galen gives the world a peek behind the kimono of his parenting mystique. Surely, you can’t miss this one!

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07
Aug

Wayne’s World | Episode 20

Friends, have you noticed that there are more than a few similarities between Wayne’s World and The Great Debasers? Are we mental? Sh’yeah! Just like Wayne and Garth, Will and Jeremy live in a hyper-citational universe of intertextuality and allusion.

Join us for our historic 20th episode in which we bring the expertise of Lee Jameson (of Houston, Texas) to the people! You’ll re-laugh, you’ll re-cry, you’ll re-hurl.

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