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Aug 17, 2018

Paul Scheer ("The League," "How Did This Get Made," "Unspooled," "The Disaster Artist") shares his amazing idea for a movie: The story of 19th century female con artist Bertha Heyman.

Every week we pitch ideas that should be made into movies or TV shows. This week, we are awed and shamed at how much better Scheer is...

Aug 10, 2018

Jobriath was a '70s glam-rocker who, like David Bowie, Elton John and Freddie Mercury, sang songs about space. But unlike any of them, he was openly gay in the 1970s - long before the people of earth were ready to welcome him with open arms.

This week we talk about his spiky piano music, his space-angel beauty, and the...

Aug 3, 2018

in 1969, Native American activists took over Alcatraz and held the island for nineteen months. Though the famous former prison was known worldwide, they argued that they had "discovered it" - just as Europeans had "discovered" America.

It was one of the wittiest protests in history, designed to raise awareness about the...

Jul 27, 2018

In 1979, NBC spent millions to produce a series that was supposed to save it from last place. Instead, it produced "Supertrain," a disaster of a drama that mixed railroads and disco. It baffled viewers, broke a TV icon's toe, and died a painful death.

Our guest is Dan Delgado, host of the awesome podcast "The Industry,"...

Jul 20, 2018

In 1943, Nazi Germany made the world's most expensive propaganda film: "Titanic." The story of the Nazi Titanic ends even more tragically than the story of the real Titanic.

We relied on Robert P. Watson's book "The Nazi Titanic," and this excellent article by The Times...