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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 22, 2020

Hey buddy: have a good holiday. While you're wrapping your presents, get caught up on the Let Them All Talk, Mangrove, Red White & Blue and The Sound of Metal. It's an all 2020 style thing, as we wind down this year!

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Dec 14, 2020

This week, we're catching up with the new one from Fincher, Mank, discovering that Celia isn't down with David, the latest from Blumhouse, Freaky and Lovers Rock, one of Steve Mcqueen's Small Axe movies.

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Dec 7, 2020

This week, we're checking out Happiest Season via Hulu, Embattled via Russian tycoon money, the perfection of The Hitcher and a little Armando Ianucci, with his riff on David Copperfield!

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Nov 30, 2020

This week's episode is a special dive into listener recommendations--an anonymous rec for The Beast of War (or "The Beast"), and Messiah of Evil, courtesy of Josh Simmons. And in keeping with tradition, Tucker takes a look at the latest (last?) Jack Reacher book, The Sentinel. This was a random idea, but we dug it, so...

Nov 23, 2020

This week, we're talking about Brandon Cronenberg's Possessor and Remi Weekes' His House. Then we throw each other on the spot to talk about Pride & Prejudice from 1995, 2020's Bad Hair and the demonic and awe-inspiring Wake of Death, featuring Jean-Claude Van Damme and two weeks worth of Ringo Lam.

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