PODCAST

01
May

Do The Right Thing | Episode 9

It ain’t never too hot or never too cold for talking about this masterpiece. Dutch angles? Autochthony? The Great Debasers channel their inner Walter Benjamins and offer you a fresh take on this controversial 1989 depiction of racial tension in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn.

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24
Apr

Office Space | Episode 8

Writer Ben Tarnoff is going to have to go ahead and sort of disagree with you there…OFFICE SPACE is not the simple workplace parody you remember it to be. On this week’s show, The Great Debasers stumble to keep up with Mr. Tarnoff’s stunning reading of this film as an essay on the changing nature of American work.

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17
Apr

Eyes Wide Shut | Episode 7

Things get weeeeeeeird this week on The Great Debasers. From unexpected guests to creepy piano music to a Chili’s in Charlotte North Carolina, this episode plays like the orgy-fueled nightmare it attempts to debase. Tread lightly, dear listeners!

On an extremely bright note, this episode features fantastic musical and moral insight from the one and only @willcwhite!

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10
Apr

The Fugitive | Episode 6

My, my, my, my, my, what a mess this show would have been were it not for the appearance of writer, editor, jazzhead Eric Benson (@elbenson). In this show about THE FUGITIVE, The Great Debasers are humbled by technical difficulties and their typically convivial thrust and parry devolves into acrimonious debate about the distinction between art film and blockbusters; Benson saves the day with his inspired remarks about American masculinity.

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03
Apr

Last Tango In Paris | Episode 5

Go get the butter.

Then go get the popcorn. Then put the butter on the popcorn. Then eat the popcorn with the butter. Then listen to The Great Debasers talk about re-watching LAST TANGO IN PARIS. Featuring a surprise guest appearance by Anna Greenberg!

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27
Mar

Jackie Brown | Episode 4

Visitors abound on this very special episode of The Great Debasers. Not only does Jeremy’s twin brother Jamie drop by Studio North to unpack the intricacies of plot and give some professional perspective on aging, but the pod’s first guest, Producer Paul M. Bernon (DRINKING BUDDIES, COLD TURKEY) calls in to talk pacing, debate BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD, and relive his days as a Boston University Sports Radio Co-Host. And that’s of course leaving aside the greatest mother fuckin’ visitor of all: Quentin Tarantino’s JACKIE BROWN (1997). From a world-weary realism to a superfly score to one hell of an understated orgasm, this movie’s got its levels set just where the Great Debasers like ’em. Indeed, if you’re ambitious to get high and watch TV, this is the pod for you! Cause the boys will NEVER wash the Jackie Brown out of their hair!

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20
Mar

A Fish Called Wanda | Episode 3

The boys tackle Jeremy’s fist cinematic memory: A FISH CALLED WANDA. Is John Cleese’s 1988 screwball comedy a picture-postcard from Monty Python to an unsuspecting American audience? Are there corresponding geo-political undertones? Is it funny? Is it sexist? Is it good? Is it great? Is it appropriate for a six year old? Find out! As The Great Debasers get to the bottom of things faster than Otto eats a goldfish.

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Mar
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Mar