Tag: Eric Benson

24
Apr

Taxi Driver | Episode 36

The dangerous game of rewatching takes a slow drive down the gritty, noctilucent streets of 1970’s New York. Special guest Eric Benson — author, New Yorker, vigilante — helps us prove that even if pride goeth before destruction, haughty spirits need not goeth before the fall.

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24
Jul

Rope | Episode 19

Where’s Jeremy!? Has he been strangled and stuffed in a chest? Or is he just off in France for a…wedding?

Whatever the case, Will and guest hosts Eric Benson and Will C. White tackle Alfred Hitchcock’s ROPE with the sadistic glee of UChicago undergraduates. From gay uber-texts to dreams of Jeopardy!, from reconsiderations of Arthur Laurents to recitations of Clarence Darrow, this pod is more fun-packed than a mattress full a’ dollar bills.

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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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