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Easy Riders Raging Podcast

Chris Johnston

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Easy Riders Raging Podcast
Easy Riders Raging Podcast

Easy Riders Raging Podcast

Chris Johnston

3
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13
Plays
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From Star Wars to Saturday Night Fever, to The Godfather and Grease, Annie Hall and Alien, the 1970s was THE decade for great movies. Here at Easy Riders Raging Podcast we're looking back at all the classics of the decade, discussing the films of Scorsese, Friedkin, Coppola, Altman, De Palma and many many more. Aside from our discussions, each episode includes some of our trademark features such as Recastarama (where we recast the film using current actors) and Who Am I (where we work out who we would be in the film). Lots of fun to be had. [Our 1960s series is also available]

Latest Episodes

98- Interiors & Manhattan (Woody Allen #5)

In this short, solo episode, I wrap up my 1970s coverage on the films of Woody Allen by talking about 'Interiors' and 'Manhattan'.

9 MIN1 weeks ago
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98- Interiors & Manhattan (Woody Allen #5)

97- One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

EReturning after a brief hiatus, this week Kieran and I discuss a solid-gold classic 1970s film, Milos Forman's 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest'.

57 MINSEP 11
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97- One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

96- Martin & Dawn of the Dead (Geroge Romero #2)

EIn this episode Kieran and I talk about George Romero's zombie classic 'Dawn of the Dead' but we also spend time to discuss his film 'Martin' (from the same year) and his career in general. But that's not all! We find time to talk about the Zack Synder remake, The Walking Dead, '28 Days Later', Gladiators we met, 90s haircuts, scrambled egg pasta and much, much more.

79 MINAUG 10
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96- Martin & Dawn of the Dead (Geroge Romero #2)

95- Annie Hall (feat. Flixwatcher - Woody Allen #4)

EThis week I was joined by Helen and Kobi from the fantastic Flixwatcher podcast (where they talk about films which are available on UK Netflix) for a fun chat about Woody Allen's signature work, 'Annie Hall'. Aside from assessing how the film holds up in 2019, today's conversation will see us looking at Allen's career in general, as well as celebrating some of our favourite romantic comedies (which include 'Crazy Stupid Love' and 'When Harry Met Sally'). We also sing the praises of 'Shanghai Noon' (obviously), we touch on the origins of Richard Linklater's 'Before' trilogy, I have dig at the career of Terrence Malick and much, much, more.

50 MINJUL 27
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95- Annie Hall (feat. Flixwatcher - Woody Allen #4)

94- The Deer Hunter

In this solo episode I break down Michael Ciminio's three hour Vietnam war drama 'The Deer Hunter'... in under ten minutes. And if you're a superfan, please be aware I am quite critical of this film. I mean, there's plenty to like about the film but, for me at least, the film doesn't live up to the promise of it's superb first hour even with some ridiculously iconic Russian roulette and a straight up incredible cast (De Niro! Walken! Streep! Cazale!).

9 MINJUL 12
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94- The Deer Hunter

93- The Boys in the Band

In this episode- complete with 'musical' introduction- I discuss the William Friedkin film 'The Boys in the Band', based on the play of the same name. This is a film about a group of queer men gathering to celebrate a birthday in a New York flat in the late sixties, specifically a year before the Stonewall riots.

9 MINJUL 8
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93- The Boys in the Band

92- National Lampoon's Animal House

EToga! Toga! Toga- 2000! Continuing our coverage of director John Landis' filmography, Kieran and I discuss 'National Lampoon's Animal House'. But does this beloved comedy classic hold up in the #MeToo era? Along the way we compare this to The Young Ones (also, bizarrely, 'A Birth of a Nation'), we bring up the brilliant British sitcom 'Nathan Barley', food fights, 'power shandies' and we touch on (amongst other things) 'Porky's', 'Revenge of the Nerds', Kevin Smith's 'Mallrats' and 'Road Trip' (starring Tom Green- remember him?). We also talk about a band named Blubber, that you almost certainly haven't heard of....

41 MINJUL 3
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92- National Lampoon's Animal House

91- Five Easy Pieces

EThis week Kieran and I discuss 'Five Easy Pieces' a quintessential 1970s character drama starring Jack Nicholson.

43 MINJUN 23
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91- Five Easy Pieces

90- Schlock & Kentucky Fried Movie

In this short solo episode I look at director John Landis' first two films 'Schlock' and 'Kentucky Fried Movie' (which contains the 30 minute martial arts spoof entitled 'A Fistful of Yen'). Expect talk of 'See You Next Wednesday' as well as the seeds of future work from Landis which can be seen here in his early works.

7 MINJUN 16
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90- Schlock & Kentucky Fried Movie

89- Death Line

EIn this episode Kieran and I discuss cult British horror film 'Death Line' (AKA 'Raw Meat'). A film about cannibals who live in the London Underground tunnels and terrorise people in and around Russell Square tube station.

34 MINJUN 10
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89- Death Line

Latest Episodes

98- Interiors & Manhattan (Woody Allen #5)

In this short, solo episode, I wrap up my 1970s coverage on the films of Woody Allen by talking about 'Interiors' and 'Manhattan'.

9 MIN1 weeks ago
Comments
98- Interiors & Manhattan (Woody Allen #5)

97- One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

EReturning after a brief hiatus, this week Kieran and I discuss a solid-gold classic 1970s film, Milos Forman's 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest'.

57 MINSEP 11
Comments
97- One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

96- Martin & Dawn of the Dead (Geroge Romero #2)

EIn this episode Kieran and I talk about George Romero's zombie classic 'Dawn of the Dead' but we also spend time to discuss his film 'Martin' (from the same year) and his career in general. But that's not all! We find time to talk about the Zack Synder remake, The Walking Dead, '28 Days Later', Gladiators we met, 90s haircuts, scrambled egg pasta and much, much more.

79 MINAUG 10
Comments
96- Martin & Dawn of the Dead (Geroge Romero #2)

95- Annie Hall (feat. Flixwatcher - Woody Allen #4)

EThis week I was joined by Helen and Kobi from the fantastic Flixwatcher podcast (where they talk about films which are available on UK Netflix) for a fun chat about Woody Allen's signature work, 'Annie Hall'. Aside from assessing how the film holds up in 2019, today's conversation will see us looking at Allen's career in general, as well as celebrating some of our favourite romantic comedies (which include 'Crazy Stupid Love' and 'When Harry Met Sally'). We also sing the praises of 'Shanghai Noon' (obviously), we touch on the origins of Richard Linklater's 'Before' trilogy, I have dig at the career of Terrence Malick and much, much, more.

50 MINJUL 27
Comments
95- Annie Hall (feat. Flixwatcher - Woody Allen #4)

94- The Deer Hunter

In this solo episode I break down Michael Ciminio's three hour Vietnam war drama 'The Deer Hunter'... in under ten minutes. And if you're a superfan, please be aware I am quite critical of this film. I mean, there's plenty to like about the film but, for me at least, the film doesn't live up to the promise of it's superb first hour even with some ridiculously iconic Russian roulette and a straight up incredible cast (De Niro! Walken! Streep! Cazale!).

9 MINJUL 12
Comments
94- The Deer Hunter

93- The Boys in the Band

In this episode- complete with 'musical' introduction- I discuss the William Friedkin film 'The Boys in the Band', based on the play of the same name. This is a film about a group of queer men gathering to celebrate a birthday in a New York flat in the late sixties, specifically a year before the Stonewall riots.

9 MINJUL 8
Comments
93- The Boys in the Band

92- National Lampoon's Animal House

EToga! Toga! Toga- 2000! Continuing our coverage of director John Landis' filmography, Kieran and I discuss 'National Lampoon's Animal House'. But does this beloved comedy classic hold up in the #MeToo era? Along the way we compare this to The Young Ones (also, bizarrely, 'A Birth of a Nation'), we bring up the brilliant British sitcom 'Nathan Barley', food fights, 'power shandies' and we touch on (amongst other things) 'Porky's', 'Revenge of the Nerds', Kevin Smith's 'Mallrats' and 'Road Trip' (starring Tom Green- remember him?). We also talk about a band named Blubber, that you almost certainly haven't heard of....

41 MINJUL 3
Comments
92- National Lampoon's Animal House

91- Five Easy Pieces

EThis week Kieran and I discuss 'Five Easy Pieces' a quintessential 1970s character drama starring Jack Nicholson.

43 MINJUN 23
Comments
91- Five Easy Pieces

90- Schlock & Kentucky Fried Movie

In this short solo episode I look at director John Landis' first two films 'Schlock' and 'Kentucky Fried Movie' (which contains the 30 minute martial arts spoof entitled 'A Fistful of Yen'). Expect talk of 'See You Next Wednesday' as well as the seeds of future work from Landis which can be seen here in his early works.

7 MINJUN 16
Comments
90- Schlock & Kentucky Fried Movie

89- Death Line

EIn this episode Kieran and I discuss cult British horror film 'Death Line' (AKA 'Raw Meat'). A film about cannibals who live in the London Underground tunnels and terrorise people in and around Russell Square tube station.

34 MINJUN 10
Comments
89- Death Line