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Welcome to Worth Your Salt. A podcast that dives deep into how everyday people Earn Their Keep. Hosts Jordan Macfarlane and Danny Dutko discuss what makes people who they are and how they strive to always better themselves. Covering many topics including Fitness, Mental Health, Relationships and Community.
 
A weekly interview series from Russell Brand that examines what's beneath the surface—of the people we admire, the ideas that define our time, and the history we’re told. Speaking with guests from the worlds of academia, popular culture, and the arts, Russell seeks to uncover the ulterior truth behind our constructed reality. And have a laugh. On his new podcast ‘Above the Noise’ Russell guides us all—curious beginners, spiritual skeptics, and experienced practitioners—in brief, 10-minute me ...
 
Founded in 1962, Film Comment has been the home of independent film journalism for over 50 years, publishing in-depth interviews, critical analysis, and feature coverage of mainstream, art-house, and avant-garde filmmaking from around the world. Our podcast is a weekly space for critical conversation about film, with a look at topical issues, new releases, and the big picture. Film Comment is a nonprofit publication that relies on the support of readers. Support film culture and subscribe today.
 
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This week Film Comment is reporting from the Toronto International Film Festival, both virtually and in-person. One of the most anticipated films at this year’s festival is Benediction, the latest feature by British master Terence Davies. It’s a biopic of the English anti-war poet Siegfried Sassoon—although, biopic is a bit of a misnomer. Like A Qu…
 
This week I spoke with Tim Pool. Tim is a journalist, activist, and one of the biggest political YouTubers of the moment. He initially became known for livestreaming the 2011 Occupy Wall Street protests. Tim is also known for discussing some of the more difficult questions in relation to politics, including: the issues that divide The Left and The …
 
In a 2007 Film Comment essay, Amy Taubin wrote in praise of Spike Lee’s When the Levees Broke, a documentary about the Hurricane Katrina disaster and the communities that bore its brunt. For Amy, “Lee makes it possible for their stories to be inscribed in history. It is left to us not to forget them.”The same could be said of Lee’s epic new mini-se…
 
This week I spoke with John Higgs! John is a writer, journalist and cultural historian. He writes extensively about William Blake and counter-cultural figures like Alan Moore and Timothy Leary. "William Blake vs the World" and "The Future Starts Here: Adventures in the Twenty-First Century" are just two examples of his work. I am reading some of Jo…
 
The summer and fall festival seasons bring a flurry of buzzy premieres at glamorous locales: Cannes, Venice, New York, Toronto. But as most film critics will attest, some of our best festival experiences are at the smaller venues and events that often fly under the radar. These include regional festivals that cater to local audiences, festivals tha…
 
This week’s guest is Michael Pollan! Michael is an american author and journalist. He is best known for his books that explore the socio-cultural impacts of food, such as The Botany of Desire and The Omnivore's Dilemma. His latest book is This Is Your Mind on Plants - in this book he explores in particular opium, caffeine, and mescaline. We chat ab…
 
This week’s guest is Bret Weinstein! Bret is a professor of biology, an evolutionary theorist, and well known political and cultural commentator. He hosts the DarkHorse podcast with his wife Heather. His new book A Hunter-Gatherer's Guide to the 21st Century: Evolution and the Challenges of Modern Life is available to pre-order now. We discuss cens…
 
On today’s podcast we’re talking about a long-running preoccupation of cinema: sex work. From Taxi Driver to Pretty Woman, sex workers have frequently appeared in the movies as both tragic and romantic figures, but rarely as, well, workers. Two recent releases offer a different, more complex perspective: Lizzie Borden’s 1986 cult classic Working Gi…
 
This week I spoke to one of my favourite guests on Under the Skin - Iain McGilchrist. Iain is an author, psychiatrist and former Oxford literary scholar. He came to prominence with his publication "The Master and His Emissary - The Divided Brain and the Making of the Western World”. His latest book is called “The Matter With Things.” This is a fant…
 
This week’s podcast features a conversation with Ira Deutchman, the director of the new documentary, Searching for Mr. Rugoff. The film explores the life and work of the infamous movie-theater impresario Don Rugoff. In a 1975 Film Comment profile, Stuart Byron writes that Rugoff might be best remembered as the man who "made Manhattan's Upper East S…
 
In this episode the Salt Crew sits down with Nicole. An avid runner and CrossFit athlete who grew up in Flint Michigan. She talks in depth about the complications surrounding her pregnancy and fighting for her life months after her son was born 2 months early. She has a passion for fitness that is infectious and while quiet her work ethic speaks vo…
 
This week I spoke with Tom Kerridge! Tom is a Michelin-starred chef and founder Meals for Marlow a campaign set up during the pandemic to help over worked front line and key workers. They cooked and prepared over 100,000 meals sent out to who needed it most each and every day! Tom’s new book is called Outdoor Cooking. In this podcast we discuss Tom…
 
As the dog days of summer loom, we’ve been pining for the crisp, air-conditioned darkness of the cinema. Fortunately, as theaters across the country have begun to re-open, seeing a favorite old movie in the dark, with other people, is no longer a distant dream.For this week’s podcast, FC Co-Deputy Editor Clinton Krute sat down with two programmers …
 
In this episode Jordan, Danny, and Felicity sit down with Jon Durbin The son of missionaries born in Battle Creek Michigan but raised in Brazil. Jon has battled Rheumatoid Arthritis since high-school, met his wife(Bonnie) in 5th grade, worked in cyber security, is a wood worker, drummer, unbelievable CrossFit athlete, and one of the kindest and mos…
 
This week I spoke with Dr. David Berceli. David is an expert in the areas of trauma intervention and conflict resolution. He is the creator of Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises which are designed to help release the deep tension created in the body--during a traumatic experience, or through chronic stress. In this episode, we discuss the idea of…
 
This week I spoke with Robert Macfarlane. Robert is a writer and a Fellow of Emmanuel College, Cambridge. He is known for his books on landscape, nature, place, people and language. He is author of Underland and Mountains of the Mind: A History of a Fascination. This is a beautiful and fascinating episode. Robert is an incredible writer and investi…
 
After a Cannes-less 2020, we were glad to welcome back cinema’s grandest event this year. Film Comment followed the much-awaited 2021 edition’s superb lineup with the help of an on-the-Croisette crew of contributors—you can read their thoughtful dispatches and interviews here.On today’s podcast—the second of an epic two-parter—Film Comment editors …
 
After a Cannes-less 2020, we were glad to welcome back cinema’s grandest event. Film Comment followed the festival’s stellar lineup with the help of an on-the-Croisette crew of contributors. On today’s podcast—the first of an epic two-parter—Film Comment editors Devika Girish and Clinton Krute welcomed FC contributing editor Jonathan Romney and cri…
 
This week I spoke with Lisa Marchiano! Lisa is a Jungian analyst, author of Motherhood: Facing and Finding Yourself and co-host of This Jungian Life podcast. In this episode we speak about Lisa’s new book about parenting, and how becoming a parent or taking on those responsibilities, is an incredible opportunity for growth. We learn so much about o…
 
This week I spoke with Bradley Garrett. Bradley is a social geographer, explorer and photographer. He is author of Bunker: Building for the End Times and Explore Everything: Place-Hacking the City. Bradley talks to us about his time writing about and living with “DoomsDay Preppers,” people who are preparing for the end of the world as we know it. B…
 
As the good old U. S. of A. celebrated yet another year around the sun, Film Comment editors Clinton Krute and Devika Girish invited critic A.S. Hamrah to hold forth on the varied, colorful, and often bleak visions of America on the screen. They asked him to pick some movies that evoked the stars and stripes, or the spirit of ’76, and Scott respond…
 
In the introduction to her new book on James Benning’s 2004 film, Ten Skies, critic and scholar Erika Balsom writes: “there are films that present themselves as complex objects but which are in fact quite simple … And then there are films—rarer altogether—that appear simple but harbour tremendous complexity. Such is the deception, the allure, of Te…
 
A couple weeks ago, I (Devika) visited the Artists Space gallery in downtown Manhattan to check out the ongoing exhibit, "Feel at Home Here," by New Red Order—a “public secret society” with rotating members who creates exhibitions, videos, and performances that question and re-channel our relationships to indigeneity. As I walked into the gallery, …
 
This week, we sat down with critics K. Austin Collins and Mayukh Sen—to talk about one of the most enduring motifs in movie history: the double. We delved into a hand-picked selection of mirroring movies, including Brian de Palma’s underrated Femme Fatale, Susan Seidelman’s Desperately Seeking Susan, Carlos Saura’s Peppermint Frappé, and Bimal Roy’…
 
Last year’s hybrid New York Film Festival was an oasis amid the movie desert of the pandemic, but we sorely missed seeing the selections in the dark of Film at Lincoln Center’s theaters. So we were overjoyed when a “redux” version of the festival was announced for this summer, with much of the 2020 lineup playing on the big screen. To dig into the …
 
This week I am joined by Andrei Jikh! Andrei is a successful YouTube creator with nearly 1.5 million subscribers. His channel focuses on personal finance, investing and cryptocurrency. As some of you may be aware, I know very little about Bitcoin or how it works - so I’ve brought in Andrei to help break it down and answer all my questions. Andrei i…
 
This week on the podcast, Film Comment editors Devika Girish and Clinton Krute went to school with two learned FC veterans: Nellie Killian, curator and FC contributing editor, and Ina Archer, artist, critic, and media preservationist at the National Museum of African-American History & Culture. Each of them assigned the group a movie to watch. We’r…
 
This week the incredible Dr. Gabor Maté joins me again on the podcast. Gabor is a Hungarian-Canadian physician - he specialises in childhood development and trauma, and their potential lifelong impacts on physical and mental health - including addiction. He is a Jewish survivor of the Holocaust both his maternal grandparents were killed in Auschwit…
 
In episode 31 of WYS Jordan and Danny talk about the gym and one of the biggest things that they notice is change. Even more so how people react to change and how they accept change. Whether that be the changing of their physical appearance or their life, who they marry, their job, loss of a job, and everything in between. Why it’s easy for some pe…
 
In an essay on the militant films of the Palestine Film Unit for The New York Review of Books, the critic Kaleem Hawa writes that, “Palestinian cinema has always been saddled with the psychic weight of colonization. (...) Film offers liberatory possibilities, then: with the projection of moving images onto a screen, a people can imagine something d…
 
In episode 30 of WYS, Jordan and Danny sit down with Jay for the third edition of Asking For A Friend. They answer the questions that you all asked! Topics include fitness, whiskey and much more. Submit your questions to Jordan or Danny for next time: Instagram: @wyspod, @jordan__lscf, @dannydutkoBy Jordan Macfarlane and Danny Dutko
 
This week’s guest is Nick Estes! Nick is an indigenous scholar, activist and Assistant Professor in the American Studies Department at the University of New Mexico. His research engages: colonialism and global Indigenous histories, decolonization, oral history, U.S. imperialism. His nation is the Oceti Sakowin Oyate and he is s citizen of the Lower…
 
On this week’s podcast, Film Comment editors Clinton Krute and Devika Girish speak to Barry Jenkins, Oscar-winning director of Moonlight and If Beale Street Could Talk, about his latest project, The Underground Railroad. It’s a lush, 10-hour epic that marries Jenkins’s distinctive cinematic sensibilities with the historical fiction of Colson Whiteh…
 
In this episode Danny and Jordan sit down with three female athletes and discuss the challenges and rewards of balancing family life, job life, motherhood and athlete life. Melissa, Amy and Vanessa give a very raw and unfiltered take on the realities of taking care of themselves as well as everyone else around them. they discuss how every day has a…
 
This week’s guest is Adriene Mishlar aka Yoga with Adriene! Adriene is an actor, yoga teacher and entrepreneur. She is best known for her incredibly popular YouTube Channel Yoga with Adriene that has nearly 10 million subscribers. She is also co-founder of the yoga video subscription service Find What Feels Good. This is a beautiful conversation ab…
 
This week on the podcast, we went long on an American filmmaker like no other: Melvin Van Peebles. Known for groundbreaking classics like Watermelon Man and Sweet Sweetback’s Baadassss Song, Van Peebles invented entirely new cinematic languages while offering trenchant visions of Black American life and masculinity.In 1968, the director made his fe…
 
“The people are all pale as mushrooms, blending in with the ashen cityscapes, sterile white rooms, and drab, half-empty restaurants. Stuck in meticulously composed dioramas, they enact miniature comedies and tragedies—sometimes it is hard to say which—filled with deadpan humor and haunting bleakness. We could only be in a Roy Andersson movie.”Imoge…
 
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