Episode 11 - DIY Filmmaking
Ever wanted to make your own film? In this episode, James and filmmaker Carlos de la Vega team up to talk about DIY filmmaking, in particular the two projects that most inspired them -
Robert Rodriguez's El Mariachi and Chris Nolan's The Following. Enjoy!
Episode 10 - G.K. Chesterton
In this episode, James sits down with actor Kaiser Johnson to talk about the literary genius and philosopher without peer -
G.K. Chesterton. After sharing how they first came across Chesterton, they discuss Chesterton's perspective about the role of art, a few chapters from Orthodoxy and The Man Who Was Thursday,
and Much more! Enjoy!
Episode 9 - LOTR Movies
In this episode, Jesse-Lee and James are joined with guest, actor Alex Dee, and geek out about the best things of the (drum roll please)...
Lord of the Rings movies! They talk about which movie is best,
which actor had the best performance,
and the impact the movies had on all of them and the art they create.
Episode 8 - John Williams
In this episode, James and Jesse talk about the film composer without peer, the man responsible for the music of timeless classics such as -
Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Jaws and so many more. We talk about John Williams!
First we talk about John's recent concert at the Hollywood Bowl.
Where Jesse heard many of John's classics such as the soundtrack from the movie Hook.
We then talk about our favorite Star Wars movies, music-wise that is.
We talk about John's reputation as a borrower, and then finish while talking about the capability of a composer to make or break a director's dreams.
Episode 7 - Sex. 2 of 2
In the best episode yet, James and Jesse-Lee sit down with Jessica de la Vega and pick up where they left off last episode-
on Sex and the City.
In contrast, Jessica walks the boys through something called Theology of the Body, a view on Sex that was introduced by none other than-
Pope Saint John Paul II.
After this contrast, the cage match is over and one is a clear victor. Jessica also mentions a few practical ways that as an actress in Hollywood she had to change her lifestyle to become consistent with this view on sex.
They finish up by getting a sneak listen to Jessica's upcoming book, "Chastity in the City." Be on the look out for it next year!
Episode 5 - Villains Part 2 of 2
In this episode the boys continue to rap about the best villains of all time, including Darth Vader, Joker
and Shredder, comparing them to villains that don't make the grade, like some of those seen in Suicide Squad.
Episode 4 - Villains Part 1 of 2
In this episode James sits down with a master of villainy- John Walbank, to discuss what makes a good villain. They talk a bit about recent movie -
Suicide Squad as well as a bit of the psychology behind whats makes these schizophrenics so appealing. Then James and Jesse say a few words about the villains to come on the next episode!
Episode 3 - C.S. Lewis
The boys give their take on the classic author-
C.S. Lewis, and the movies that have sprung from his books.
To get started, recurring guest Manu Miralles joins them to give a bit of sage relationship advice on whether or not men and women can just be friends, and this gets the conversation flowing on the book - Till We Have Faces.
From there they discuss one of the most popular fantasy series' of all time -
The Chronicles of Narnia - the books and the movies, which leads to discussion on The Great Divorce, Lewis' Space Trilogy, Lewis' friendship with Tolkien and more!
Episode 2 - Anime
In our second episode, James and Jesse talk about anime and the particular method of story telling it does so well. They start out by examining one of their favorites-
FullMetal Alchemist Brotherhood. They are then joined by recurring guest, Luis Sanchis, who discusses the particular elements that Anime as a whole does so well, and which is lacking in Hollywood, using Star Wars as a main example.
The boys End the show talking about Star Wars with the realization that a Star Wars episode must happen in the near future...
In our pilot episode, Co-Hosts James Pinedo, Jesse-Lee Yarborough and Casey Cuayo introduce themselves and this podcast, then talk about Tolkien and the meaning of words in Art, using Eminem as a modern day example, the Personal Relationship Currency that runs Hollywood, and Music and the philosophy behind its meaning.
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We're in Season Two! Here we discuss popular culture as artists living and working in Los Angeles.