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Paul Boross talks to the funniest and most successful leaders in business, sport and entertainment about how humour measurably improves your business and your life. Humourology is a study into why a good sense of humour is much more than a means to raise a smile – it’s a critical psychological defence against the stresses of everyday life, it’s the source of our resilience and it’s the secret weapon of all successful leaders. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
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In this revisit, we're joined by Reilly Anspaugh! We talk narrative shark-jumping, the cost of our time from careers to our personal lives, the pressure points on Andy in the film, changes from the source material - and more! Enjoy! Thanks to Storyblocks for sponsoring this episode. Check out all of Storyblocks’ subscription plans today! Go to http…
 
Michael, Helen, and producer Maddy dig into the Culture Binge mailbag to answer your questions about the 4-day work week, "tragedy porn" television, Licorice Pizza, serious work burnout, and more. Check out our MERCH ► https://www.wisecrack.store/ Send us topics to binge! Leave us a voicemail: +1 (213) 534-8807 Leave us an email: culturebinge@wisec…
 
In this chat, we get into film as a medium needing to be on the popular side of ideology, this film failing as a satire and a metapor for climate change, the over-rationality of "believe the science!" motto, Amerocentric films - and more! Enjoy! Thanks Skillshare for sponsoring this episode! Explore your creativity at http://skillshare.com/SMTM and…
 
In this chat, we get into the origins of this script, how this series has evolved in its critique of capitalism, the concepts of The Matrix being misconstrued - and more! Enjoy! Thanks Skillshare for sponsoring this episode! Explore your creativity at http://skillshare.com/SMTM and get a free trial of Skillshare Premium Membership. Have thoughts? L…
 
Michael talks with academics and authors Kyle Lewis and Will Stronge about their book Overtime: Why We Need a Shorter Working Week, and how shifting the way we view work is not only possible, but necessary. Check out our MERCH ► https://www.wisecrack.store/ Send us topics to binge! Leave us a voicemail: +1 (213) 534-8807 Leave us an email: cultureb…
 
Surbhi and Michael discuss what the Omicron variant signals about the future of the pandemic, and then Alec (back from the dead!) joins for Slaps and Chaps: 2021 edition. Check out our MERCH ► https://www.wisecrack.store/ Send us topics to binge! Leave us a voicemail: +1 (213) 534-8807 Leave us an email: culturebinge@wisecrack.co Follow Us on Twitt…
 
In this chat, we get in to morality lessons within filmmaking, the performances, children playing adults, old Hollywood culture referenced in the film, some of our favorite films of 2021 - and more! Enjoy! This episode is brought to you by Mountain Dew. There are times when you’re looking for something to drink, and you know that only one drink wil…
 
In this chat, we get into how Spider-Man (and actors who played him) has changed through the iterations, how Marvel handles “event films” vs their smaller stories, fan service, how economic circumstances change each Spider-Man (mens?) story, and more! Enjoy! Thanks Skillshare for sponsoring this episode! Explore your creativity at http://skillshare…
 
Casey & Connor are back in it with lots of holiday cheer & chatter! 'Home Alone' everything (1:30) Exterior Illumination story (24:20) 'Christmas Vacation' tidbits (27:30) 'Home Alone' quiz (32:00) website: https://slackiebrown.com/ --- With promo code SLACKIE you can have your initial deposit matched up to $1000 at MY BOOKIE ⬇️ https://mybookie.we…
 
In this episode, we dive into the political-apoliticalness of the film, the intersection of capitalism and gender, the religious undertones - and yes, we get into the Christmas Debate - and more! Enjoy! Thanks to Storyblocks for sponsoring this episode. Check out all of Storyblocks’ subscription plans today! Go to https://storyblocks.com/wisecrack …
 
Casey & Connor hop back on the horse to unpack the Season 3 finale of 'Succession'. website: www.slackiebrown.com With promo code SLACKIE you can have your initial deposit matched up to $1000 at MY BOOKIE ⬇️ https://mybookie.website/betwithSLACKIE Get one month free at Paramount+ ⬇️ https://paramountplus.qflm.net/c/2280371/1222677/3065 --- This epi…
 
Surbhi, Michael, and Raymond dive into Jeremy Strong's New Yorker profile and the only data mining we welcome with open arms - Spotify Wrapped! Check out our MERCH ► https://www.wisecrack.store/ Send us topics to binge! Leave us a voicemail: +1 (213) 534-8807 Leave us an email: culturebinge@wisecrack.co Follow Us on Twitter! @surbhipatel22 (Surbhi)…
 
In this chat, we get into what it takes to be great, historically "great" figures, fundamentals vs flash, the intersection of capitalism and individualism in art - and more! Enjoy! Thanks to Storyblocks for sponsoring this episode. Check out all of Storyblocks’ subscription plans today! Go to https://storyblocks.com/wisecrack Have thoughts? Let us …
 
In this chat, we get into Adam McKay's subversive career, the timeliness (and continued relevance?) of this film AND the dated material in the show, old reviews that really did not dig the film at release and more! Enjoy! Thanks Skillshare for sponsoring this episode! Explore your creativity at http://skillshare.com/SMTM and get a free trial of Ski…
 
Michael, Surbhi, and Helen discuss how over-sensitive people may have the key to future happiness, and then the climate news that will not help anyone's future happiness. Check out our MERCH ► https://www.wisecrack.store/ Send us topics to binge! Leave us a voicemail: +1 (213) 534-8807 Leave us an email: culturebinge@wisecrack.co Follow Us on Twitt…
 
In this episode, we open up the mailbag to answer YOUR questions that were emailed or called in. We always get too many listener questions than we can handle, so we wanted to kick off the holiday season with a big THANK YOU! We break into questions on Drive-Black Widow-Horror Movies as the last frontier for artistic films-Eternal Sunshine-Alien/Apo…
 
Another Marvel movie! In this chat, the Wisecrack crew - joined by the one and only Lux - talks Chloe Zhao's ETERNALS (2021). We get into the narrative rhythms of Marvel movies, some comic book history, some Marvel-lore-untangling, the religion-mythology narratives in the film - and more! Enjoy! Thanks Skillshare for sponsoring this episode! Explor…
 
Paul Boross is joined by writer, producer, presenter and creative extraordinaire Danny Wallace. Wallace has built a career on a quality collection of creative endeavours that captivate crowds and inspire comedy. His book, Yes Man inspired the film of the same name starring Jim Carrey. In addition to his writing credits, Wallace has performed in a v…
 
Michael, Surbhi, and guest Reilly Anspaugh explore the loss of celebrity clout in the wake of streaming services, as well as the new university here to combat woke culture. Check out our MERCH ► https://www.wisecrack.store/ Send us topics to binge! Leave us a voicemail: +1 (213) 534-8807 Leave us an email: culturebinge@wisecrack.co Follow Us on Twi…
 
Join the Wisecrack crew and special guest Thomas Flight as they discuss Wes Anderson's feature film debut BOTTLE ROCKET (1996)! In this chat, we talk auteur theory in filmmaking, breaking down what makes Wes Anderson's movie so "Wes Anderson-y," gunfights in his style, this film as a debut, and more! Enjoy! Thanks to Storyblocks for sponsoring this…
 
Award-Winning writer, comic and performer Andy Hamilton joins The Humourology Podcast to discuss how creative works can connect with a crowd. From stand-up comedy to sitcoms to his new book, Hamilton discusses how he uses his sense of humour to connect characters, comics, and crowds with comedy. Paul Boross is joined by the creative force behind a …
 
Austin and Raymond are joined by special guest Karsten Runquist for this talk on MARRIAGE STORY (2019) directed by Noah Baumbach! In this chat, we get into the complex mess that is a relationship, breaking apart some of the famous scenes in the film, Noah Baumbach as a filmmaker - and more! Enjoy. Thanks Skillshare for sponsoring this episode! Expl…
 
Paul Boross is joined by award-winning producer of The Graham Norton Show, Graham Stuart. Stuart knows what it takes to make memorable and mirthful TV moments possible. Graham knows that when you support exceptional talent, you are sure to get a performance that is unforgettable. “True star power is the ability to show all kinds of emotions and emb…
 
Michael, Surbhi, and guest Robyn Chowdhury discuss the unsafe and exploitative working conditions in the film industry, as well as the "generous" gift the CEO of Spanx gave her employees. Check out our MERCH ► https://www.wisecrack.store/ Send us topics to binge! Leave us a voicemail: +1 (213) 534-8807 Leave us an email: culturebinge@wisecrack.co F…
 
Don't hate us but... we didn't LOVE Dune. In this chat, we get into those *spicy* takes, the cinematic influences that led to this film, themes of imperialism, viewing this film through the lens of our 2021 western eyes, and more! Enjoy! Thanks to Storyblocks for sponsoring this episode. Check out all of Storyblocks’ subscription plans today! Go to…
 
Paul Boross is joined by one of the nation’s most recognisable comics. From his crazy hair to his even crazier shirts, Milton Jones has established his stage presence as one of the wittiest wizards of the one-liner. Milton shares his experiences on the stage and discusses just how important humour can be when the curtain goes up. “Humour, if used p…
 
Join Austin and Michael in this talk on SQUID GAME (2021) created by Hwang Dong-hyuk! They get into the concepts of indebtedness and liquidity as tools, philosophers both Italian and Korean, little philosophy easter eggs in the show, and more. Enjoy! Thanks Skillshare for sponsoring this episode! Explore your creativity at http://skillshare.com/SMT…
 
Paul Boross is joined by the UK’s all-action anchor of the news, Dermot Murnaghan. Dermot has built a career on being a trustworthy voice in the hardest of times. He shares how his sense of humour has helped him herald in some of the hardest news to the nation. Murnaghan knows that building a trustful relationship with your audience is all about be…
 
BONUS EPISODE! Join Raymond, Michael, and Amanda as they talk Julia Ducournau's TITANE (2021). This film is... well, it is quite something, and we get into the meaning behind that something! This talk ranges from the symbolism of the vehicle, the intentional omission of structure, and some shop talk on horror. What a way to head into the middle of …
 
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