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Junk Filter: a podcast about strange and overlooked artifacts from the worlds of film, music and popular culture with a generous side order of jokes and politics. Hosted by Jesse Hawken with guests from the worlds of Politics Twitter and Film Twitter. Original music for the program by Marker Starling. Follow us now on Twitter: @junkfilterpod
 
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Jesse Hawken of Junk Filter is back for another episode of Danpilled, our sporadically produced Steely Dan series! This episode covers the new live albums plus discussion of the songs "Aja," "Dirty Work," "Razor Boy," "Night by Night," "Your Gold Teeth II," "Everything You Did," "Time Out of Mind," "The Second Arrangement," and "The Goodbye Look."…
 
PREVIEW! Rylan aka @neonwario joins Riley and Dan for a review of the local papers from our home towns. Included for your enjoyment are some strange Nova Scotian names, plans to make a forty storey obelisk to the Royal Canadian Legion in Cowichan Lake, and a heated exchange of letters regarding the use of Bird Cannons in Niagara on the Lake. Get th…
 
After taking some time to let it marinate, the Washington Post’s Dave Weigel joins me to unpack the 26th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Chloe Zhao’s Eternals. We discuss how Eternals was first promoted as “a Terrence Malick version of a Marvel film”, some of the film’s flaws and questionable aesthetic choices (particularly the controversial…
 
Comedy writer Ursula Lawrence (Drunk History, Adam Ruins Everything) returns to the podcast from Madison, Wisconsin to discuss three great films from the Scottish writer/director Bill Forsyth, whose early self-financed successes laid the groundwork for Scotland’s film industry to flourish. We talk about three of Forsyth's best films: his first stud…
 
UNLOCKED! Caleb, Cameron, and Patrick return for a deep dive into the lives, biographies, names, and photos of the People's Party of Canada prospective parliamentary candidates. None of them have been seated in Ottawa, this coterie of multi-level-marketers, cops, and small business tyrants, live on in our hearts. This was on our Patreon at www.patr…
 
Streamer and internet personality SexJ joins the boys for another venture into the wild, swinging world of Dog River. Get the full episode on Patreon at www.patreon.com/dabottlemen NOTE: Dan is very nearly done working on the album in the studio in New York, but because he's in the final stretch, this week we're unlocking a premium for the free fee…
 
In this preview, Nika Danilova aka Zola Jesus joins Dan and Riley to talk about live music, experimenting with alternative forms of ownership, and why "content creation" and "artist" are concepts that *really* don't go together if you're actually doing the work. Get it on Patreon! www.patreon.com/dabottlemen…
 
The New Republic's Osita Nwanevu joins the show from Baltimore, Maryland to discuss the life of Scott Joplin, known in his day as the King of Ragtime. At the dawn of the 20th century, Joplin's music achieved widespread popularity in America, transcending segregated society, and his innovations laid the groundwork for the evolution of jazz and helpe…
 
Dan and Riley look into the psychology behind the MLI and our addiction to war boosterism. Also, we look into how the Globe and Mail talks about labour issues and the "right to disconnect," while getting their wallet inspected by the heartland institute. Screw up your own damn country, American thinktankers! Check out our patreon! www.patreon.com/d…
 
Access the entire 101 minute episode (and additional bonus episodes) by becoming a patron of Junk Filter: https://www.patreon.com/posts/58389913 Jared Bailey joins me from Columbia, South Carolina to discuss Elvis Costello’s monumental 1978 pop/punk album This Year’s Model, his first with his band The Attractions. Costello and his Argentine produce…
 
Riley, Dan, and Will have watched another Canada-for-America action blockbuster... Steven Seagal's 2001 action classic, EXIT WOUNDS. They break the record for managing to include obvious Canadian landmarks and brands in nearly every shot of Seagal oafishly muttering and stumbling through his last big studio movie before decamping to Eastern Europe.…
 
This episode is an interview with arts critic Douglas Wolk, covering his career as a music critic going back to the early 1990s on through his transition to writing mainly about comics. We discuss his new book All of the Marvels, which he wrote after reading virtually everything Marvel Comics has ever published. Come to get a glimpse into the music…
 
Author Jacob Bacharach returns to the pod for a deep dive into the various adaptations of Frank Herbert’s Dune, directly comparing David Lynch’s 1984 epic with the 2021 Denis Villeneuve version of the first half of the book, with digressions on the 2000 TV miniseries Frank Herbert’s Dune and the 2013 documentary Jodorowsky’s Dune. We also discuss i…
 
We get Patrick Wyman on to discuss the phenomenon in the history profession of "claiming" to have been the first people from the near east or Europe to sail to the Americas, how these are historiographically ludicrous, and frequently just serve to reinforce whatever ideology you want to promote. But first, we hear a VoC update and trial a strange n…
 
Recurring guests Molly O'Brien and Chris Wade of And Introducing are back to talk about their recent experiences at two festivals aimed at very different demographics - middle aged rock fans at Riot Fest in Chicago and NYC area teenagers at Governor's Ball in Queens. Artists discussed include Patti Smith, Morrissey, The Smashing Pumpkins, Motion Ci…
 
PREVIEW! It's another fine day for this podcast-within-a-podcast where Dan and other musicians tell stories about touring and the music industry, revealing its underlying truths to a credulous Riley! Cindy Li AKA Ciel rejoins our heroes to talk about touring, publishing, mixing, and all around ünts. Check out this mix she did recently for Resident …
 
Robyn Citizen, TIFF’s Senior Manager of Festival Programming, returns to the program to discuss (in great spoilery detail) a Spooky Szn classic, the film noir / horror hybrid Angel Heart, an extremely controversial film in 1987, branded with the X rating by the MPAA before director Alan Parker removed 10 seconds of sex and violence. Like The Sixth …
 
Recovering Maritimer, avant-cinephile and fellow Bond head Liam Daly joins the show from Ottawa to review the Daniel Craig 007 era, a 15 year reign that has just ended with the release of the long-delayed No Time To Die. Relatively unknown at the time he was announced as the new James Bond, Daniel Craig became a major movie star after 2006’s Casino…
 
In light of... certain articles praising the anti-soviet gumption of a certain politician, we have UNLOCKED the second part of Dan, Riley, and Yasha's exploration of Ukrainian Nationalism in Canada, this time looking more closely at the life and career of our fearless Deputy Prime Minister.By The Bottlemen
 
Access the entire 80 minute episode (and additional bonus episodes) by becoming a patron of Junk Filter: https://www.patreon.com/posts/57121333 Street Fight Radio’s Bryan Quinby joins the show from Columbus, Ohio to discuss Jody Hill’s black comedy Observe and Report. Misunderstood in 2009 as a mean-spirited comedic spin on Taxi Driver and King of …
 
Dan and Riley reflect on what changes the election hath wrought now that the dust has settled (basically nothing, business as usual), and how the Michaels are back (but not because we actually did anything). This episode is, if anything, a series of case studies on the inability of Canadian Politics to Do Things in a world where the Doing of Things…
 
I spoke to Tyler Shipley, author of Canada in the World: Settler Capitalism and the Colonial Imagination, about where the Canadian left is supposed to go after the election, and whether the NDP should be the primary vehicle for progressive political change in this country. Support the show on Patreon. Catch TRRS live on Monday, Wednesday and Friday…
 
Now we've gone and done it! In this preview, Caleb, Cameron, and Patrick return for a deep dive into the lives, biographies, names, and photos of the People's Party of Canada prospective parliamentary candidates. None of them have been seated in Ottawa, this coterie of multi-level-marketers, cops, and small business tyrants, live on in our hearts. …
 
We welcome back Liv and Julian from Q-Anon Anonymous for a retrospective on the People's Party of Canada, which increased its vote share but still got no seats - how much of that vote share is due to a Canadian mass media that doesn't know how to cover them properly? How much is due to electoral politics decaying as a concept? Find out within! Part…
 
Chapo Trap House’s Will Menaker joins us from Brooklyn to discuss the career of veteran writer-director Paul Schrader, whose latest work The Card Counter is the latest iteration of a story Schrader has told many times over his long career, in true Auteurist tradition: an immersion into a dark subculture from the anguished perspective of God’s Lonel…
 
Sam and Garth from the Crackdown Podcast join Riley and Dan to discuss the history, politics, and sociology of Canada's War on Drugs, and how the whole enterprise began in 1908 when Prime-Minister-To-Be and part time mystic William Lyon Mackenzie King filled in some forms. It's an extra big topic so it's an extra long episode! Check out our Patreon…
 
As part of making this show, Dan and Riley talk on the phone a lot, and Dan frequently ends up segueing into wild and wonderful tales of touring the world as an indie rock musician! As such, we're now doing an occasional "series within a series" of Dan's tour tales, and what it's really like to be an indie darling. This week, we learn all about tip…
 
Dan and Riley discuss Canada's stubborn resistance to admitting that our sweet, precious, lovely little Michaels imprisoned in China may just actually be have been spies. We also stack up a few People's Party of Canada wackos against one another, to find who between Dan and Riley was able to find the biggest wacko. We also have a Patreon! www.patre…
 
Dan Boeckner of Operators and Wolf Parade and co-host of The Bottlemen podcast returns to Junk Filter for an episode about one of the great underseen films of the eighties, Ivan Passer’s 1981 California neo-noir Cutter’s Way, based on the crime novel Cutter and Bone by Newton Thornburg. One rainy night in Santa Barbara, Richard Bone (Jeff Bridges) …
 
Access the entire 82 minute episode (and additional bonus episodes) by becoming a patron of Junk Filter: https://www.patreon.com/posts/56088312 Veteran boom operator Sean Armstrong (who worked on every episode of Hannibal!) joins the podcast to discuss Chris Smith’s 1999 film American Movie, a work by a determined documentary filmmaker about a dete…
 
I talked to Duncan Kinney of the Progress Report about Alberta, Jason Kenney, the election, and his very serious Senate campaign. Support the show on Patreon subscribe to the new podcast feed: https://api.substack.com/feed/podcast/473204.rss apple podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-rob-rousseau-show/id1584204650 Subscribe at trrs.s…
 
We've unlocked an episode because Riley went on holiday! Enjoy! Chapo Trap House's Matt Christman joins Dan and Riley to look at the strange, occult life of William Lyon Mackenzie King - Canada's most spiritual Prime Minister. Come learn of Astor the Greek ghost, his seances, and propensity for asking the ghost of his mother what he should do as PM…
 
The writer and playwright Ashley Naftule returns to the pod from Scottsdale Arizona for a look at the work of the ambitious Australian filmmaker Andrew Dominik, who has made only 4 films so far, each of high quality, each in their own way about outlaws. Chopper (2000), a comedic biopic of the notorious and unrepentant Aussie criminal / tabloid folk…
 
Yes, we saved the best for last--the Liberal Party, all its extremely helpful ways to definitely reduce Canada's CO2 emissions (we promise! we didn't cut and paste this from last time!) and some small parties of note... especially to the NoFap community. If you want to hear the whole thing, you can get it on our Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/pos…
 
This week we're speaking with podcaster and radio host--and friend of the show!--Raina Douris (@RahRahRaina) about the 2021 Canadian federal election and its deeply fucked vibes. Everything about it is off somehow, no one is saying anything, but there is an alterative available! That is, a political party based solely on the principle of not bustin…
 
It's episode 1 of The Rob Rousseau Show audio edition, with Jesse Hawken of Junk Filter Pod. please make sure you subscribe on the new feed or you'll miss future episodes! new podcast feed: https://api.substack.com/feed/podcast/473204.rss apple podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-rob-rousseau-show/id1584204650…
 
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