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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!

Aug 19, 2019

On this episode of Travis Bickle, Tucker is joined by Sara & Tom McHenry to talk about Hobbs & Shaw, the Fast & Furious franchise, the consolidation of media, movies as moral scolds and a little erotic thriller called In The Cut.

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Jul 29, 2019

It's time for Tucker and Sean to renew their podcast license for another four years, with a look at 2019's installment in the Quentin Tarantino Chronicles--you know what i'm going on about, it's the new Bradley Pitt picture!

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Jul 22, 2019

On this round of Travis Bickle, Sean heads out to the new Disney picture instead of Tucker, Tucker gives the definitive answer on whether or not Robin Hood should be spoken about in the same tone of reverence reserved for King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, we begin the grieving process for Alan Moore properly, with...


Jul 8, 2019

Tucker and Sean talk about the latest from Jim Jarmusch, the missing weirdness of American movies, the newest pictures from the Toy Story and Scott Adkins universes, what it's like to see Takashi Miike with a crowd, and airplane films!

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Jun 10, 2019

On this very special episode, Lorin Kozlowski joins Sean Witzke to talk about some of 2019's major motion pictures, and a Michael Mann classic!

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