E73: All the President’s Men, Pt 2 – Editorial Oversight

This is episode two of two on All the President’s Men, a film directed by Alan J. Pakula, starring Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman. In this episode, we look at what this film has to say about the media and how it works. Woodward and Bernstein did a lot of tedious checking up. In turn, their editor checked up on them! Editorial oversight really plays a big role in this film. Working relationships between the press and public officials are also very important for getting the truth out: if they can trust each other, they can help each other. The press bring moral confrontation against public evils, but how heavy is their burden of proof? What about anonymous source confidentiality?

E72: All the President’s Men, Pt 1

This is episode one of two on All the President’s Men, a film directed by Alan J. Pakula, starring Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman. In this episode, we look at the relationship between media and politics. Woodstein reporting brought down the Nixon presidency because it was truly on to something. The Fourth Branch of Government has real influence, but it must be truly independent and not fall to its own version of regulatory capture. The press aren’t the police, but they do have a responsibility to the public not to cry wolf. A bad press is like a compromised immune system.

E36: Blade Runner, Pt. 2 with Special Guest, Maltshop

This is episode 2 of 2 on the Ridley Scott film, Blade Runner. We were lucky enough to get our guest from last week to return for another episode! We have Maltshop from Maltshop Radio Entertainment back once more. We go into the character of the Tyrell Corporation’s owner, the mind of a replicant, and an extended look at Roy Baty. Gruesome puns, discussion of human nature, and dystopia in film, join us this week to get the whole schmear!

E35: Blade Runner, Pt. 1 with Special Guest, Maltshop

This is episode 1 of 2 on the Ridley Scott film, Blade Runner. Joining us this week was guest star Maltshop from Maltshop Radio Entertainment. He brought a little extra firepower to address the riddle of Blade Runner. While the film closely follows Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, it runs off it its own direction. What is it about godlike androids and Asian steampunk dystopias that keep us coming back? Listen in to find out!