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The Debatable Podcast

Jun 30, 2015

JAY PAYNE and MATT PONTON of Bamn Studios join me to talk about the development of their new fighting video game. We talk about their origins; Payne's in art and Ponton's in game testing and development. We touch on so many factors that influence the game's creation, including the business & markets the game...


Jun 23, 2015

FERNANDO MADRIGAL, good friend and co-host of "All the Pieces Matter," joins me to bring the "My Favorite Films" series to an end, at least for now. This time we're talking 1985's Just One of the Guys. We discuss its dated comedy, hard crushin' on Joyce Hyser, the highs and lows of '80s cliches, the subversive feminism...


Jun 16, 2015

CriterionCast co-host and all-around cinephile, JAMES MCCORMICK, returns to the show to talk Antonia Bird's 1999 horror-western-comedy, Ravenous. We discuss the troubled production, the excellent ensemble cast, the Spaghetti western influences, the indelible music, and how in the world this film doesn't have a bigger...


Jun 9, 2015

DANIEL TAYAG joins me to discuss Rob Reiner's 1992 film, A Few Good Men. We discuss our exposure to Aaron Sorkin's unmistakable writing, how the film captures a heightened reality of military law and its Maryland/DC setting, the superb performances of the ensemble cast, and the insane quotability of the movie itself. A...


Jun 6, 2015

Documentary filmmaker, BILLY CORBEN (Cocaine Cowboys, The U, Dawg Fight), joins me on the show to discuss his influences, his process and his unique outlook on the subjects and people he covers in his work. If you are unaware, Corben has cultivated a niche for uncovering so many aspects of the history and characters of...