Podcast Game of Thrones Special #5

End of an era is here and we’re celebrating with a special podcast! For the last season of Game of Thrones, we’re going to have a podcast after each episode.

After a brief hiatus, the Much Ado Game of Thrones coverage is back! In this episode, Editor in Chief Dilara Elbir talks with our very own video editor Lucy May about the penultimate episode of the final season “The Bells.” We have a lot of opinions about the very controversial episode, and about how they treated one of the co-founders of Much Ado: Cersei Lannister.

Spoilers lie ahead, so beware! Listen now on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher, and anywhere else you can find your podcasts!

 

On our Patreon page, we set a goal of $75 to start working on our podcast and four months ago we hit that goal, thanks to your help! Every time we gain a new Patron, we come one step closer to saving enough money to pay to our writers. You can help us with as little as $1.

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Podcast Game of Thrones Special #2

End of an era is here and we’re celebrating with a special podcast! For the last season of Game of Thrones, we’re going to have a podcast after each episode.

For the second episode “A Knight of Seven Kingdoms”, Dilara Elbir speaks with Senior Editor Megan Christopher about the calm before the storm, the great Brienne moment, Tormund’s adventures with giant’s milk, Sansa’s power moves and theories about which characters we’re losing in next episode.

Be aware of the spoilers and enjoy! Available on iTunesSpotifyGoogle PlayStitcher, and anywhere else you access your podcasts!

On our Patreon page, we set a goal of $75 to start working on our podcast and four months ago we hit that goal, thanks to your help! Every time we gain a new Patron, we come one step closer to saving enough money to pay to our writers. You can help us with as little as $1.

Podcast Game of Thrones Special #1

End of an era is here and we’re celebrating with a special podcast! For the last season of Game of Thrones, we’re going to have a podcast episode after each episode. For the first episode “Winterfell”, Dilara Elbir speaks with Little White Lies’ associate editor Hannah Woodhead about how it feels to watch the last season as longtime fans, expectations for the first episode and CGI dragon watching everyone’s favourite Nephew/Aunt pair make-out. Be aware of the spoilers and enjoy!

Available on iTunesSpotifyGoogle PlayStitcher, and anywhere else you access your podcasts!

On our Patreon page, we set a goal of $75 to start working on our podcast and four months ago we hit that goal, thanks to your help! Every time we gain a new Patron, we come one step closer to saving enough money to pay to our writers. You can help us with as little as $1.

Podcast #5: Music in Film

The fifth episode of the Much Ado About Cinema Podcast has arrived!

On our Patreon page, we set a goal of $75 to start working on our podcast and four months ago we hit that goal, thanks to your help! Every time we gain a new Patron, we come one step closer to saving enough money to pay to our writers. You can help us with as little as $1.

In this episode, I talk to writers Mia Vicino, Kareem Baholzer, and Hannah Ryan about our favorite uses of music in film. To keep the conversation tidy, we limited it to non-original, non-score music. It was a lot of fun to put together, we hope you enjoy!

Available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher, and anywhere else you access your podcasts!

Podcast #4: Oh No The Oscars!

Fourth episode of the podcast is here!

On our Patreon page we set a goal of $75 to start working on our podcast and three months ago we hit that goal, thanks to your help! Every time we gain a new Patron, we come one step closer to saving enough money to pay to our writers. You can help us with as little as $1.

In our third episode podcast host Charlie Dykstal talks with our editor Cassidy and staff writers Tada and Hannah about this year’s Academy Awards. Available on iTunesSpotifyGoogle Play and Stitcher.

Happy end of awards season everyone! We’re finally free!

‘Pledge’ Questions the Horrors of Toxic Masculinity and College Social Life

Greek life is a quintessential part of the American college experience. Fraternities and sororities are known for their cult-like behavior, wild parties, and questionable hazing rituals. But rather than questioning this strange societal obsession, it has been widely accepted, and even encouraged because these groups encourage close friendships and offer the promise of potential professional connections. Fraternities are central to teen comedies, from Animal House to Neighbors— they are familiar sight and are the epitome of being a cool guy. But behind closed frat house doors, horrors can unfold. David Robbins’ Pledge captures those horrors, taking what is seen as a normal part of growing up, and pushes it to its gory, terrifying extreme — toxic masculinity is on the chopping block in Pledge. Bordering on torture porn, it questions the forms of masculinity we covet and what that means for anyone that does not fall into that very specific category.

Pledge begins with three awkward college freshmen who, in varying degrees, want nothing more than to rush a fraternity. Rushing means they will be accepted into a sacred brotherhood of booze and hot women. But unfortunately, these boys don’t fit the typical fraternity bill. They aren’t tall or muscular with perfectly-gelled blonde hair, their jokes fall flat, they have no rhythm, and they can’t stomach shots of liquor in rapid succession. They are mercilessly mocked and kicked out of every frat house they enter. Just when they are about to give up hope and resign themselves to a lonely college experience, they’re invited to another kind of rush party. It’s for a social club, which is believed to be much more elite. This all sounds like a setup in a Judd Apatow movie, where the boys will run into a series of hilarious sexual exploits. But then, the sinister undertones start rolling in.

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Podcast #3: 2018 Wrap Up, 2019 Hopefuls

Third episode of the podcast is here!

On our Patreon page we set a goal of $75 to start working on our podcast and two months ago we hit that goal, thanks to your help! Every time we gain a new Patron, we come one step closer to saving enough money to pay to our writers. You can help us with as little as $1.

In our third episode podcast host Charlie Dykstal talks with our editor-in-chief Dilara Elbir, editor Mary Beth McAndrews and staff writer Mia Vİcino about their favourite films and performances of 2018 and what they are looking forward to in 2019. Available on iTunesSpotifyGoogle Play and Stitcher.

Happy awards season everyone!