The Hotel J Podcast

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The hillside apartment of actor and filmmaker David Henry Gerson was annexed as a temporary Hotel J adjunct for this conversation. David discusses his involvement with the new independent film Automatic at Sea, helmed by director Matthew Lessne
Producer Luis Pineiro and writer Erin Stanley check back in for male castration night! Dissection, vivisection, and unneeded surgery are the names of the game here on Hotel J, or after our inevitable re-branding "Hotel Ally". Bear witness to th
The "wickedly talented" crew is back in Hotel J for a blitzkrieg discussion of Mr. John Travolta, the ATF, auteurism, and the ever-changing environment of the film industry. Cease your pursuit of the dangling carrot. It's for your own good!
The ground is riven. The skies are crying. The sun is darkening. And Mr. Alex Redfern (Composer/faux-Australian Brit) joins Jake in Hotel J for a salt-slinging typhoon of raving indulgences. John Williams concert etiquette, skate culture, CKY +
Craig Boydston is a cinematographer and filmmaker originally from Las Vegas, NV. Listen as Craig shares many amusing stories from set and regarding the American West (bloodthirsty Mormons? Check). Also discussed: the Blade Runner sequel, casino
Are you ready for the summer? Are you ready for the good times? Writer / toxic masculinity solvent Erin Stanley joins Jake alongside composer/Fuddyboy Andrew J. Napier for a podcast that drills deep into the heart of American tradition: summer
Krishna Choudhary is a physicist currently teaching (while earning his PhD) at a prominent Southern California university. I'm not sure if the goal of the night was to have Krishna bend and twist Jake and Andrew's minds, but it wound up happeni
Alyssa Venetucci is a post production supervisor for, what we in LA like to call, a "full service creative agency" known as Idea Farmer. But her appearance on the show is mainly due to full nepotism-- as she and Jake went to the same high schoo
Chicago-based musician and friend of the podcast Mike "Better" Lambert finally gets a show of his own. Once Jake sorts through the nightmarish tech issues, it was smooth sailing. Listen to the two boys swoll their amygdalas and dig into art sch
Adam Riske is a Chicago-based film critic (he would say hobbyist)and frequent contributor to the film website F This Movie. I've known Adam for many years and it was pleasure to be able to sit down with him during his recent excursion to LA. As
Composer Alex Redfern comes back to his standing reservation at J for an eclectic fireside with Jake and Andrew about beekeeping, the death of grunge, more British political strife, Nolan abuse, and to cap it off: Redfern shares his ultimate st
Luis Pineiro is a film producer and Texas-raised wrestling fan. He makes his much anticipated Hotel J debut and boy, was it ever the golden spectacle that one would expect. He, Jake, and "Redban mic" Andrew discuss pro wrestling, Luis' Puerto R
Yuri Chernykh is an editor and pie champion. His visit to Hotel J was a long time coming. Listen as he and Jake tackle the all important issues regarding cake, films having meaning, the victim of the United brawl, and Yuri's storied history in
The motherlode of filler. Erin Stanley and Andrew J. Napier join Jake for a veritable grab bag of conversational delights. Listen as the "divine wind" sweeps over J for a convo about Japan, fetishes, awful adolescent music videos, and the OFFIC
Sebastian Galasso is a Los Angeles-based actor and artist. He was forced to drive in miserable LA traffic to get to Hotel J. Lucky for Sebastian, it was worth the trip as he and Jake created some nice radio. Listen to the boys talk dating culti
Alex Brunelle is a filmmaker and musician. Alex sauntered over to J to listen to Jake rage on about St. Patrick's Day like a child who becomes angry that he cannot defeat the boss of the video game he's playing. When that subsided, a nice fires
Jake is joined in Hotel J(avor) by the talented Nathaniel Katzman, who recently completed his film 10 Days (For Now) which he shot in New York. The two knockout kids talk about guerrilla filmmaking, mumblecore, and the in's and out's of that gr
To all our loyal "Jaysicles": Cedric Gamelin joined Jake in Hotel J for what was an extremely thorough conversation about VR and the social responsibilities we have moving forward. When the topic of VR porn came up, members of Cedric's sizable
Who better? Mike Better. The boys in Hotel J ("repeat" guest + engineer Andrew Napier and host Jake Bottiglieri) welcome The Better into their lives via a phoner with Mike "Better" Lambert to sling some salt onto fake news, pop skepticism, and
The great Liv Colliander joins Jake in Hotel J for a fireside about Sundance, subjective film viewings, True Detective, and the role and responsibility of the female filmmaker. Spider casualties unintentional.
Comedy writer Corey Wilcosky joins Jake at Hotel J for a fantastic talk about many things, including a grand analysis of the infamous "Uncle Daddy" video and the Joe Matarese incident. You'll laugh as much as you'll cry. Unless you're a callous
Hotel J kicks off 2017 with a BANG of cynicism and violence advocation. Writer Erin Stanley and composer Alex Redfern return for a smorgasbord of conversation, including: punching nazis, Pete & Pete, #brexit, facts not matter, the color puce, t
Composer Andrew J. Napier sits down with Jake to discuss the benefits and detriments of their generation's increasing desire to recapture nostalgia in its many forms. The warm little cabin awaits. Also discussed: death knell of the superhero fi
Jake Bottiglieri talks with writer Aaron Ashford about his many jobs running restaurants, bars, and lounges, from Arizona to New York to Vermont to Chicago to Los Angeles. A warm feast for the ears. Also discussed: celebrities, Dinner for Five,
Jake sits down with writer Erin Stanley and director Josh Giuliano to discuss highlights of the 2016 AFI Film Festival. Also covered: Hacksaw Ridge, miserable festival Q&A's, and the problem with Rotten Tomatoes. Follow our guests on Twitter:
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