Rob Tol has done movie criticism in radio and print and is an avid fact checker. These interests are now coming together in the podcast world in the form of Biopics (Mostly) Suck.
What happens when you don't come from the right stock?​ What happens when you aren't accepted? Do you rebel? Do you succeed? Do you whack a fellow skater on the knee? Maybe not.​"iTonya" is the brilliant movie about the life of Tonya Harding. The things that are true in this movie will surprise you, as will the amount of sympathy that comes gushing out for Tonya Harding. Yeah, we were surprised too.​I am fortunate to have as my guests, Dawn, Josh and Diana to discuss this amazing film about an incredibily talented staker.
What a surprise to see a piece of history that has never been brought to the forefront. "Hidden Figures" is an enjoyable, feel-good film, but does it provide the tribute the filmmakers intended? Listen as Rob and John talk about White Savior Trope and white privledge in an episode that is topical and timely. Boy, do we have a lot of work to do.
What happens when a writer becomes a public figure? How much of yourself should you have to give to the rest of the world, just because you wrote a book? Can you trust that a reporter will present the person you are? ​ These are the questions that David Foster Wallace wrestled with when his book, "Infinite Jest" became a bestseller. Rob, John and Dawn talk about these questions and more we find out the truth behind "The End Of The Tour".
Jake La Motta was a monster. But is there a value to having monsters like him in our society? Rob will talk about that, and much more with his guest, musician John Helix. as we gain some insight into the mind of a boxer.
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San Diego, CA, USA
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11 hours, 19 minutes