Slate’s Dana Stevens and Adam Kempenaar of WBEZ’s Filmspotting discuss Ridley Scott’s Prometheus. WARNING: This podcast is meant to be heard AFTER you’ve seen the movie.
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Municipal laws greatly impact how people interact in urban settings; but the physical layout and design of cities also affects that interaction. A new documentary examines the design of cities across the world. Urbanized begins its run Friday at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago. WBEZ’s Jonathan Miller gave Eight Forty-Eight his review.
Show: The Sound of Young America Guests: Simon Pegg
Simon Pegg joins us to talk about nerd rants, his philosophy on zombies, and his close-knit relationship with colloborator and friend Nick Frost.
He’s best known as the actor, writer, and director whose guiding hands have been involved in British TV comedy Spaced and films Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and Paul.
His new memoir follows his own journey as the nerdy everyman; Nerd Do Well: A Small Boy’s Journey to Becoming a Big Kid is out now.