Nov 30, 2022

Podcasts for Classic Film Fans: November Round-up

I loved the variety of my listening this month and completing another season of my podcast, which gets more interesting to do all the time. Episode titles link to the show: 

Rarified Heir Podcast 
November 8, 2022 (repost) 

I was stunned to hear how much James Coburn IV sounds like his father. The similarity was so strong that I never quite had it out of my mind as I listened to this episode. Coburn has also been working in the industry, in sound design, so he has a lot of understanding of his father’s business in addition to many fascinating memories about a man who he admits freely was more about acting than parenting by a long shot.
The Plot Thickens: Pam Grier 
October 25, 2022 

Action heroine Pam Grier shares her life story in her typically candid way. It is as wild, rough, and moving as I would expect, though there are plenty of surprises. TCM has improved exponentially with each season of its podcast and this one has the most heart so far.
Micheaux Mission 
September 27, 2022 

I caught up with this old episode of Micheaux Mission because I wondered what they would think of this Peter Lawford and Sammy Davis Jr. movie that I recalled being awful. Turns out they feel the same way, but Len and Vince have great insight into Davis, his relationship with the Rat Pack members, the way he presented himself, and what a big talent he was compared to his peers. Movie talk starts about 58 minutes in.

I just finished an extra fun season of my own podcast. Loved the variety this time around: Latin/Hispanic artists, Maria Montez, Anna May Wong, Marion Davies, and Max Flesicher cartoons. It was a lot of fun and I invite you to listen and let me know what kinds of interviews you would like to hear in future episodes.

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