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  1. Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: The Last Jedi’s Rian Johnson & The Go! Team | Maximum Fun

    Show: 

    Bullseye

    Guests: 

    Rian Johnson

    Guests: 

    Ian Parton

    Guests: 

    Nkechi Ka Egenamba aka Ninja

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    Photo: Jesse Thorn

    Director Rian Johnson on ‘The Last Jedi’ and working with Carrie Fisher on her last film

    The force is strong with this week’s guest! Writer and director of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," Rian Johnson joins us in the studio to talk about making the blockbuster and putting himself in the head of characters like Luke Skywalker to write a compelling story.

    Rian Johnson first broke through as a writer and director with 2005’s "Brick." It’s kind of a Coen brothers inspired film starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The film is set in an Orange County suburb, and it’s sort of a neo-noir where most of the main characters are high school students. The tone of the film is eerie and dark, the dialogue is quick and snappy, and most important of all — it’s a great detective story.

    Before "Brick," he was an editor for the creepy cult film "May," released in 2002. Other writing and directing credits include the sci-fi thriller "Looper," and the heist film comedy "The Brothers Bloom." He also directed a few of the most memorable Breaking Bad episodes.

    When Rian sat down with Jesse they spoke extensively about "The Last Jedi." Including what it was like working with Carrie Fisher on her last film, how he received the offer to direct "The Last Jedi,"

    and why he thought it was important that "Star Wars" be funny.

    This segment will include some spoilers to the film, but honestly, if you haven’t seen "The Last Jedi" by now you are practically asking for spoilers. You have been warned!

    Click here to listen to

    Rian Johnson’s interview on YouTube!

    Photo via Flickr Creative Commons:Kmeron

    Ian Parton & Ninja of The Go! Team on their new album ‘Semicircle’

    Jesse talks with Ian Parton and Ninja of The Go! Team. They’re the band that made the Bullseye theme song —

    "Huddle Formation."

    Formed in the year 2000 in Brighton, England, the band’s basically the brainchild of Ian Parton. He recorded a lot of the band’s first record in his parent’s kitchen and released it as "Thunder, Lightning, Strike." A classic Go! Team track has a lot of influences: hip hop, marching band music, noise rock, 70s soul. A lot of the songs are sample based but they still sound live and fresh. One of Ian’s longest running collaborators is the MC Ninja, born Nkechi Ka Egenamba. She’s sung and rapped on every Go! Team record.

    Ian tells Jesse about his creative process, and what it was like writing the smash hit "Roudou Sanka" by Japanese pop group Momoiro Clover Z. Ninja discusses what it was like when she first heard The Go! Team, and how she brings the music to life on stage.

    The Go! Team will be touring this Spring, and their new album "Semicircle" will be released on January 19. For more information visit their website.

    The Outshot: Sylvester

    Finally, for this week’s Outshot: singer-songwriter Sylvester. Jesse tells us about the life of a disco, rhythm and blues, and soul singer with a fabulous stage presence. "Mighty Real" was Sylvester’s signature hit. The song was about

    authenticity. It’s hard to imagine him bringing anything but realness.

    Click here to listen to Jesse’s Outshot on YouTube!

    http://www.maximumfun.org/bullseye/bullseye-jesse-thorn-rian-johnson-last-jedi-ian-parton-ninja-go-team

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  2. The Talk Show ✪: Ep. 151, With Special Guest Serenity Caldwell

    The Talk Show

    ‘Option P’, With Special Guest Serenity Caldwell

    Tuesday, 12 April 2016

    Serenity Caldwell returns to the show. Topics include the new 9.7-inch iPad Pro, using an iPad for “work”, podcasting microphones, the damn Siri Remote for the new Apple TV, the Star Wars: Rogue One teaser, and more.

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    Serenity: “Some Day, I Would Like to Stop Losing My Siri Remote”.

    The first trailer for Star Wars: Rogue One.

    This episode of The Talk Show was edited by Caleb Sexton.

    http://daringfireball.net/thetalkshow/2016/04/12/ep-151

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  3. The Talk Show ✪: Ep. 141, With Special Guests Guy English and Amy Jane Gruber

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    ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens Holiday Spectacular’, With Special Guests Guy English, Amy Jane Gruber, and More

    Thursday, 31 December 2015

    A brief holiday chat about Star Wars: The Force Awakens, with a cavalcade of special guests, including Guy English and Amy Jane Gruber.

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    Writers Guild panel discussion between Lawrence Kasdan, JJ Abrams, and Michael Arndt, writers of The Force Awakens.

    This episode of The Talk Show was edited by Caleb Sexton.

    http://daringfireball.net/thetalkshow/2015/12/31/ep-141

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  4. The Incomparable | Caucus with the Dark Side (Episode 238)

    Finished, this podcast torture is. We conclude our conversation about “Star Wars - Episode III: Revenge of the Sith,” taking you all the way through the dissatisfying ending. As a bonus, we try to rank the prequels, and discover a surprising winner. (part 2 of 2)

    https://www.theincomparable.com/theincomparable/238/index.php

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  5. The Incomparable | Force Denier (Episode 237)

    War! We begin our final battle with the “Star Wars” prequels with our take on “Star Wars - Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.” After a long string of opening statements, we take on the crawl and the first few scenes of the film. Why does a droid wheeze? Why are villains introduced off screen? Why is Christopher Lee wasted? What’s the deal with all the elevators? Why is Darth Vader a chump? Why is there even more boring political science? What happened to Natalie Portman, and why is she wearing beaded bedclothes while standing on balconies? (part 1 of 2)

    https://www.theincomparable.com/theincomparable/237/index.php

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  6. The Incomparable | Find My Lightsaber (Episode 243)

    A new “Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens” trailer has appeared! And, as was fated, we are here to deconstruct it within an inch of its life. Dark Side IKEA end tables! John Boyega quotes us the odds! Bespoke evil ships! And is that a glimmer in your eye, or just some lens flare? Plus we give some love to BB8, everyone’s favorite robotic soccer ball.

    Dan Moren reports in from the Star Wars celebration, and Serenity Caldwell phones in from her car. This is serious business, people.

    https://www.theincomparable.com/theincomparable/243/index.php

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  7. The Talk Show ✪: Ep. 102, With Special Guest Dave Wiskus

    The Talk Show

    ‘Maybe You Don’t Take an Apprentice’, With Dave Wiskus

    Friday, 5 December 2014

    Special guest Dave Wiskus joins the show to talk about the new teaser trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, and just-announced title and cast for the 24th EON Productions Bond movie, Spectre. Other topics include the untapped potential of podcasting and YouTubing, cutting babies in half, turtle copulation, and kangaroo genitalia.

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    Star Wars: The Force Awakens teaser

    Spectre, the upcoming 24th EON Productions James Bond film

    Midnight Run

    Original 1976

    Star Wars trailer, sans John Williams’s score, with uncolored lightsabers and a Helvetica Bold logotype

    John Brownlee: “In Defense of the New Star Wars Lightsaber”

    BBC’s Fleming miniseries (It’s currently streaming on Netflix.)

    Everything or Nothing — good documentary on the Bond films, also streaming on Netflix currently.

    Fantastic re-cut Never Say Never Again intro, including Dionne Warwick’s unused recording of John Barry’s “Mr. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang”#Titlethemechange) for the opening credits

    Dave Addey: “Typeset in the Future: Alien”

    Unprofessional

    Wiskus’s “Better Elevation” video show, and the recent “Podcast Intervention” and “How to Make a Hit App” episodes.

    CGP Grey

    http://daringfireball.net/thetalkshow/2014/12/05/ep-102

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