Artist/Painter/Comic-Book-Fan Alex Ross chats with us in Chicago to discuss : the long-term benefits of watching The Electric Company, why Neo was more than just "the One", and if Superhero Cinema is trending humanely.
Player/Poet/Professor Thurston Moore checks-in from London to discuss : his John Candy sweettooth, working at Kinkos with Jim Jarmusch, and the eternal sunshine of Sonic Youth.
Filmmaker/Documentarian/Journalist Louis Theroux checks-in from London to discuss : the religion of celebrity, the ethics of documentary, and the necessity of white-whale hunting.
Emmy-winning writer/producer/creator Tom Fontana ("Homicide: Life on the Street", "Oz") checks-in to autopsy "The State of Crime": why tv does it better, why Batman needs Joker, and where is the world is Yaphet Koto?
Artist / Journalist / Hurricane Henry Rollins hits our shores to discuss : warming-up with President Lincoln, the intimacy of the microphone, and rocking his (eye) balls off.
Filmmaker/Writer Ti West joins us to discuss"The State of Horror", including : the high low-craft of horror, Cinema mortality, and whither 'San Andreas 3'.
Writer/Artist/Cartoonist/Keyboardist Bryan Lee O'Malley checks-in to discuss : Weird Al vs. John Hughes, the value of expectations, and the melancholy of emojis.
Shakey Graves - singer/songwriter/actor-Emeritus - checks-in to discuss: the timelessness of Don Bluth, the point-tipping of Bob Log III, and the courage of Cornball Dongus.
Jonas Ackerlund - legendary filmmaker/director of music videos by Rammstein, Metallica, Pussy Riot, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé, Rhianna, Iggy Pop, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, U2, Madonna - joins us to discuss : why concert films fail, getting political with Pussy Riot, and the meaning of "lagom",
Filmmaker Alex Proyas joins us to discuss "The State of Science Fiction", including his thoughts on : George R.R. Martin's taste, his favorite superhero, and why reboots intrinsically fail.