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Travis Bickle On The Riviera

Hi there! I'm Tucker Stone, one of the three guys who hosts a podcast called Travis Bickle on the Rivieria. I've written for places like Flavorwire, The Comics Journal, Comixology and The Factual Opinion, and am currently punching the clock at Nobrow, a publisher of comics, graphic novels and children's books. Back in 2012, my friend Sean Witzke, a movie critic whose most recent work can be read at Grantland, started this podcast as a way to continue the conversations (and arguments) we had been having about movies amongst our mutual blogs.

Although neither one of us had listened to a lot of podcasts, we felt that our cantankerous, expletive laden diatribes might be of interest to others, and in the years since, we have been extremely lucky to be proven right: people, for whatever reason, like to listen to a couple of miserable depressives wax nostalgic over action movies from the 80's. (It probably didn't hurt that the hugely talented Michel Fiffe drew our logo image!)

When I became a father in 2013, longtime friend of the show and frequent guest host Morgan Jeske came on board to keep Sean from going stir crazy with backed-up opinions. Jeske--the talented cartoonist behind books for Image Comics like Change and Zero--rapidly made himself indispensable, and after my return to the show, it only made sense to welcome him on as an official host, turning this gruesome twosome into the trio it had always been destined to be. As the episodes have piled up (you can check out our episode guide, with every movie, director and special episode listed here), the show was continually graced with a murderers row of guests from the world of comics and film--you can see all of those amazing people at that link as well.

All of that brings us right up to right now, a cold day in October: the day where we ask for help. Simply put, the increased interest in the show has meant that we've had to put a bit more into the nuts and bolts of paying for it than we used to, and we thought 133 episodes (at most recent count) was enough to try passing the hat to help meet the costs. The show isn't in danger of going anyway anytime soon--Sean, Morgan and I like hurting each others feelings just a little too much for that to be a real concern--but we would appreciate the breathing room that financial support will allow.  Below you'll see the various levels of pledge options and the rewards they provide--we're pretty excited about them, especially the one where we send you surprises you can't return--but even if you come away thinking that we don't deserve one thin dime, it still means a lot that you stopped by in the first place. Thank you for reading, but most of all thank you for listening!

Sep 20, 2017

On this episode of Travis, Sean Witzke and Tucker Stone check in with one another about Serial Mom and Early Spring, and then it's time to talk about Lone Wolf & Cub--all six of them! After that, it's Johnnie To's excellent 90's film Sparrow and 2017's tremendously bad American Assassin.

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Sep 11, 2017

On this episode, Morgan Jeske and Sean Witzke talk about episodes 9-18 of Twin Peaks: The Return. Get your pens and pencils out, ladies and gentlemen: the definitive answers to all your Lynchian questions await!

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Sep 1, 2017

Tucker and Sean sit down to talk about Detroit, the most recent film by Kathryn Bigelow and Good Time, a gnarly caper film by the Sadie Brothers starring Robert Pattinson.

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Aug 28, 2017

On this episode of Travis Bickle, your hosts take a look at Steven Soderbergh's recent release, Logan Lucky, the tremendous romantic comedy The Lovers and the fairly maligned misstep from Wong Kar-Wai, 2013's Grandmaster.

Show notes for the show are available at The Factual Opinion.

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Aug 21, 2017

On this episode of Travis Bickle on the Riviera, Sean Witzke and Morgan Jeske take a look at the audacious 1993 mini-series Wild Palms, Laurence Fishbone's starring turn in 1992's Deep Cover and the 1990 remake of Night of the Living Dead by Tom Savini.

Show notes are available at The Factual Opinion.

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