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!
It's time for a brand new episode
of Travis Bickle on the Riviera, the
world's only movie podcast, with your hosts Morgan Jeske and
0:00:00 - 0:35:40 - Short Cuts
(1993), directed by Robert Altman, starring Andie McDowell, Bruce
Davison, Julianne Moore, Matthew Modine, Madeline Stowe, Anne
Archer, Fred Ward, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Chris Penn, Lili Taylor,
Robert Downey Jr, Tim Robbins, Lily Tomlin, Tom Waits, Frances
McDormand, Peter Gallagher, Annie Ross, Lori Singer, Jack Lemmon,
Lyle Lovett, Buck Henry, Huey Lewis, Alex Trebek, Charles Rocket,
and Robert DuQui.
0:35:41 - 0:46:15 - The Void (2016),
directed by Steven Kostanski & Jeremy Gillespie, starring Aaron
Poole, Kenneth Welsh, and Daniel Fathers.
0:46:16 - 1:17:03 - Naked Lunch
(1991), directed by David Cronenberg, starring Peter Weller, Judy
Davis, Ian Holm, Roy Schieder, Julian Sands, and Nicholas
1:17:04 - 1:50:20 - True Stories
(1986), directed by David Byrne, starring Byrne, John Goodman,
Swoosie Kurtz, Spalding Gray, Pops Staples, and Tito Larriva.
Next Week: Charlie Hoo-Nam
Our outro music this week: is "People Like Us"
by The Talking Heads. And our intro, as always, is
from Escape From New York.