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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!

Nov 21, 2014

  1. Dialog taken from Escape From New York (1981), dir. John Carpenter
  2. Riz Ortolani - "Adulteress's Punishment" from Cannibal Holocaust (1980), dir. Ruggero Deodato
  3. Goblin - "Sleepwalking" from Phenomena (1985), dir. Dario Argento
  4. Wang Chung - "Black Blue White" from To Live and Die in LA (1985), dir. William Friedkin
  5. sound effects - The Beyond (1981), dir. Lucio Fulci
  6. Thomas Bangalter - "Outrage" from Irreversible (2002), dir. Gaspar Noe
  7. Fabio Frizzi - "Zombi (Godzilla Demo)" from Zombi 2 (1979), dir. Lucio Fulci. 
  8. Annie - "Anthonio (Berlin Breakdown Version)" from The Guest (2014), dir. Adam Wingard
  9. Radio ad for They Called Her One Eye (1973), dir. Bo Arne Vibenius
  10. The Seatbelts - "Meteor" from Cowboy Bebop
  11. Dialog taken from Mr Freedom (1969), dir William Klein
  12. Charles Bernstein - "Bath Attack" from The Entity (1981), dir. Frank De Felitta 
  13. Clint Mansell - "Dead Reckoning" from Smokin Aces (2006), dir. Joe Carnahan
  14. Vangelis - "Bicycle Riders" from Blade Runner (1982), dir. Ridley Scott
  15. Dialog taken from The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across The 8th Dimension (1984), dir. WD Richter
  16. Goblin - "Follie" from the italian re-release of Patrick (1978), dir. Richard Franklin
  17. John Carpenter - "Police Action" from Escape From New York (1981), dir. John Carpenter
  18. Shane Carruth - "A Sullen Rush and a Roar" from Upstream Color (2013), dir. Shane Carruth
  19. Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois & Roger Eno - "Drift" from For All Mankind (1989), dir. Al Reinert
  20. Dialog taken from The Mighty Boosh
  21. Joseph Koo - "Operation Commenced" from A Better Tomorrow (1986), dir. John Woo
  22. Michael Gibbs - "Hard Boiled Overture" from Hard Boiled (1992), dir. John Woo
  23. Cliff Martinez - "They're Calling My Flight" from Contagion (2011), dir. Steven Soderbergh
  24. John Murphy - "Minus 273 Degrees" from Sunshine (2007), dir. Danny Boyle
  25. Dialog taken from Night of the Living Dead (1968), dir. George Romero
  26. Peter Gabriel - "Birdy's Flight" from A Better Tomorrow 2 (1987), dir. John Woo
  27. Howard Shore - "Ephemerol" from Scanners (1981), dir. David Cronenberg
  28. Simonetti, Pignatelli, Morante (aka Goblin) - "Gemini" from Tenebre (1982), dir. Dario Argento
  29. Jerry Goldsmith - "Walking Distance" from Alien (1979), dir. Ridley Scott
  30. Jonny Greenwood - "Convergence" from There Will Be Blood (2007), dir. Paul Thomas Anderson
  31. The Treblemakers - "Magic" from Pitch Perfect (2012), dir Jason Moore