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!
On this episode, Morgan and Sean chat about the
0:00:00 - 0:06:33 -The
Burbs (1989), directed by Joe Dante, starring
Tom Hanks, Bruce Dern, Henry Gibson, Carrie Fisher, Wendy Schaal,
Rick Ducomunn, Corey Feldman, and Dick Miller.
0:06:34 - 0:31:25 -Rapid
Fire(1992), directed by Dwight H. Little,
starring Brandon Lee, Powers Boothe, Nick Mancuso, Raymond J Barry,
Kate Hodge, and Dustin Nguyen.
0:31:26 - 1:00:27 -Three
Colors White(1994), directed by Krzysztof
Kieślowski, starring Zbigniew Zamachowski, Julie Delpy, Janusz
Gajos, and Jerzy Stuhr.
1:00:28 - 1:31:02 -Dead
Ringers (1988), directed by David Cronenberg,
Jeremy Irons, Genevieve Bujold, Heidi Von Palleske, Barbara Gordon,
Shirley Douglas, and Stephen Lack.
1:50:14 - Stranger
Things, created by The Duffer Brothers, starring
David Harbour, Winona Ryder, Matthew Modine, and like a bunch of
Next Week: NERVE!
Our outro music this week: is "Are You Man
Enough" by The Four Tops from Shaft In
Africa. And our intro, as always, is from Escape
From New York.
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For a quick look at who has been on the show before and what movies
have been discussed in each episode, look at our one-page
episode guide. This is a Patreon-supported podcast, subscribing to the show can
give you access to monthly criticism from Sean, Tucker, and
You can follow the show on twitter, tumblr, letterboxd and facebook.
If you like this show, please check out Tucker’s other
podcast Comic Books Are Burning In Hell (also
located at TFO and here),
TFO's music podcast Beat Connection with Marty
Brown and Nate Patrin (at TFO and here), and Katie Skelly & Sarah
Horrock’s Trash Twins (located here and here),
which Sean edits. The hosts are on twitter too - Tucker,Morgan, and Sean.
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