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Super Critical Podcast

Tim Westmyer

Super Critical Podcast
71 minJUL 6
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In this episode, we leave our bunkers and march like atomic ants to the movie theater to enjoy the film Matinee (1993). What does this story about director Joe Dante’s love of B-movies monster flicks have to say about the Cuban Missile Crisis and its impact on kids living in Florida? How do you write an effective comedy about topics that are usually nightmare fuel? When can we equip our own home theaters with Atomovision? Tim Westmyer (@NuclearPodcast) and special guest Matthew Gault (@mjgault), VICE journalist and host of the War College Podcast (@War_College) answer these questions and more.

Before we turn up the Rumble-Rama setting on our seats, we recommend:
-War College Podcast
-Them (1954) and Blast from the Past (1999)
-Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990)
-Barry Atkinson, Atomic Age Cinema: The Offbeat, the Classic, and the Obscure, 2014
-Matthew Gault, “How to Survive a Nuclear Bomb,” Vice, January 9, 2020
-L. Douglas Kenney, 15 Minutes: General Curtis LeMay and the Countdown to Nuclear Annihilation, 2012
-Adam Curtis, “To The Brink of Eternity,” Episode in the Pandora’s Box documentary series, 1992

Check out our website, SuperCriticalPodcast.com, for more resources and related items. We aim to have at least one new episode every month. Let us know what you think about the podcast and any ideas you may have about future episodes and guests by reaching out at on Twitter @NuclearPodcast, GooglePlay, SoundCloud, TuneIn, Stitcher Radio, Facebook, SuperCriticalPodcast@gmail.com, and YouTube.