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!
After the break you can find the latest episode
of Travis Bickle on the Riviera, the
world's only movie podcast. With your hosts Joe McCulloch and Sean
0:00:00 - 0:11:56 - A Man
Called Horse (1970), directed by Elliot
Silverstein, starring Richard Harris and Judith Anderson
Mondo Cane(1962), directed by
Gualtiero Jacopetti, Paolo Cavara & Franco Prosperi
Goodbye Africa (1966), directed
by Gualtiero Jacopetti & Franco Prosperi
Goodbye Uncle Tom (1971),
directed by Gualtiero Jacopetti & Franco Prosperi
Also discussed in this section: American Horror Story:
Hotel, Tomorrowland, Crimson Peak, Tom Cruise, Guillermo Del
Toro, The Car, Christine, Jane Fonda, Six
Million Dollar Man, The Twilight Zone, Steven Boone's re-edit
of Goodbye Uncle Tom, Dances With
Wolves, The Naked Prey, Dirty Harry, Riz Ortolani, Eli Roth on
Joe Dante's site Trailers From Hell talking
Blood & Guts & Goodbye Uncle Tom, and Apocalypse
0:11:57 - 0:20:14 - The Man
From Deep River (1972), directed by Umberto
Lenzi, starring Ivan Rassimov, Me Me Lai, and Prasitsak
Also discussed in this section: Mondo Pazzo, Keep The
River on Your Right, Pink Panther, The Element of Crime,
Matthew Barney, Bjork, Cremaster, Eaten Alive, and Live
Like A Cop Die Like A Man.
0:20:15 - 0:26:24 - Jungle
Holocaust(1977), directed by Ruggero Deodato,
starring Massimo Foschi, Me Me Lai, & Ivan Rassimov.
Also discussed in this section: I Shouldn't Be
Alive and Heaven's Gate.
0:26:24 - 0:32:27
- Emmanuelle and the Last
Cannibals (1977), directed by Joe D'Amato,
starring Laura Gemser
Also discussed in this section: Black Emmanuelle,
Absurd, Sylvia Kristel, Buio Omega, Emmanuelle
In America, Videodrome, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band,
Anthropophagus, Troll 2,
0:35:39 - Mountain of the Cannibal
God (1978), directed by Sergio Martino, starring
Stacey Keach, Ursula Andress, and Claudio Cassinelli.
Also discussed in this section: We Are Going To Eat
You by Tsui Hark, Devil Hunter, Jesus
Franco, Stephen Thrower, All The Colors of the Dark, Your
Vice Is A Locked Room Only I Have The Key, Torso,
0:35:40 - 0:39:50 - Eaten
Alive (1980), directed by Umberto Lenzi,
starring Robert Kerman, Janet Agren, and Ivan Rassimov.
Also discussed in this section: Magical Mystery Tour,
Jungle Holocaust, Mountain of the Cannibal God, Jim
Jones, Debbie Does Dallas, Sam Raimi, Eric Stanton,
and Larry Bishop.
0:39:51 - 0:51:21 - Cannibal
Holocaust (1980), directed by Ruggero Deodato,
starring Robert Kerman, Gabriel Yorke, Francesca Ciardi, and Perry
Also discussed in this section: The "Death and
the Lady" episode of Miami Vice, Michael
Mann, Django, Sergio Corbucci, Roberto Rossellini,
the Neorealists, Jacopetti & Prosperi, found footage
movies, Watchmen, Mad Max, and Lars Von
0:52:22 - 0:59:28 - Cannibal
Ferox(1981), directed by Umberto Lenzi,
starring John Morghen, Robert Kerman, Bryan Redford, and Zora
Also discussed in this section: Rome Armed to the
Teeth, belgians in the Congo, White Slave, Black
Orgasm, and Massacre At Dinosaur Valley.
0:59:29 - 1:20:45 - The Green
Inferno (2015/2013), directed by Eli Roth,
staring Lorenza Izzo, Ariel Levy, Aaron Burns, Kirby Bliss Blanton,
and Sky Ferreria.
Also discussed in this section: Zalman King, Cannibal
Holocaust, Cannibal Ferox, Troma
films, Bloodsucking Freaks, Knock Knock,
Blumhouse, Paranormal Activity, Lords of Salem,
Insidious, Trey Parker & Matt
Stone, Cannibal The Musical, South Park, Lloyd
Kaufman, James Gunn, Alex Cross, Alex Jones, Mike Judge, Stan Lee,
John Stewart, Hostel 2, the Masters of Horror
dinners, 70s vs 80s slashers, Aftershock, Emmanuelle &
The Last Cannibals, Werner
Herzog, Interstellar, Marion Cottilard on the moon landing, Matthew
McConnaughey, Rob Zombie's Halloween, Spy
Kids, Nicolas Winding Refn, Liam Neeson, A
Million Ways to Die In The West, the Entourage
movie, Road Rules, Quentin Tarantino, Peter
Jackson's King Kong, and Zombi
1:20:46 - 1:25:51
Apocalypse(1980), directed by Antonio
Margheriti, starring John Saxon, Elizabeth Turner, John Morghen,
Cindy Hamilton, and Tony King.
Also discussed in this section: Blood For Dracula,
Inglourious Basterds, Rabid, Hal Ashby, Lucino Visconti,
and La Traviata.
week after, SPOOKTACULAR 4.
LAW OF THE JUNGLE
About the Podcast
This is a podcast about movies, with Tucker Stone and Sean Witzke.