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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!

Feb 24, 2014

On this episode, Tucker is joined by Nina Stone to discuss the following:

  • Her (2014)
  • Robocop (2014)
  • The trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy
  • The trailer for The Face Of Love
  • The trailer for Robin Hood, and Ridley Scott in general, and Nina's sleeping reviews.

Feb 17, 2014

On this episode, the boys discuss the following films, in some cases, for much longer than a discussion of them should require.

  • Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)
  • Robocop (2014)
  • Ms. 45 (1981)
  • Enemy (2014)
  • Cronos (1993)
  • Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
  • Uptown Saturday Night (1974)

Then the episode ends with the party music from...

Feb 10, 2014

On this episode of the sanctinomy-cast, Sean and Tucker talk about Olympus Has Fallen, what they think or don't think about Woody Allen, where iPhones come from, Sam Peckinpah's Killer Elite, the awesomeness of Clue and the American film Ride-Along.

Feb 3, 2014

On this episode, Morgan and Sean talk about the Red Riding trilogy, which is actually based on a quartet, the HBO television series True Detective, a recent episode of Community, the film Predators, Thief and Long Goodbye, and then they close it out with a couple of new kids: Short Term 12 and the Secret Life of...