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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!

Dec 26, 2016

  • On this episode, Morgan Jeske and Sean celebrate Magnolia, In The Mood For Love and Search Party!
  • 0:00:00 - 0:42:37 - Magnolia (1999), directed by Paul Thomas Anderson, starring Tom Cruise, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Phillip Baker Hall, John C Reilly, Melora Waters, Julienne Moore, April Grace, William H Macy, Luis...

Dec 19, 2016

  • On this episode, Morgan Jeske and Tucker tackle three of this years biggest dogs: Manchester by the Sea, Louder Than Bombs and Hell or High Water. Bring it on!
  • 0:00:00 - 0:28:55 - Manchester By The Sea (2016), directed by Kenneth Lonergan, starring Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Kyle Chandler, Gretchen Mol, and...

Dec 12, 2016

  • 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 Sean Witzke!


  • On this episode, these troubled youths discuss the following! 
  • 0:00:00 - 0:12:38 - Hypernormalisation (2016), directed by Adam...

Dec 7, 2016

  • On this episode of Travis Bickle, your hosts Tucker Stone and Sean Witzke discuss:
  • 0:00:00 - 0:07:17 - Wings of Hope (2000), directed by Werner Herzog, starring Juliane Koepcke.
  • 0:07:18 - 0:33:12 - Hacksaw Ridge (2016), directed by Mel Gibson, starring Andrew Garfield, Vince Vaughn, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey,...

Nov 28, 2016

  • 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 Sean Witzke
  • 00:00 - 0:08:10 -  Shut In (2016), directed by Farren Blackburn, starring Naomi Watts, Jacob Tremblay, I'm sure some other people must have been in...