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In our continued celebration of directors in 2019, for this episode we’ve invited a guest — Phoenix-based journalist Tom Reardon — to join us to chat about one of his favorite directors, Whit Stillman. With only seven movies under his directorship, Stillman hasn’t been terribly prolific but he has managed to maintain a following and create opinions about his movies that often follow the lives of young, rich kids in NYC. Let’s just say not everyone in this convo holds the same level of fandom… of the director and of socialites…Read More →

Nietzsche and Eternal Recurrence

This time around, I’m here to briefly touch upon Nietzsche and Eternal Recurrence. Now, Friedrich Nietzsche presents such a large and looming figure — philosophically, culturally, and personally — that I feel we will be revisiting him and his work again in the months and years to come so, instead of getting too carried away right off the bat, I thought it might be best to narrow our focus and touch upon one of his more popular notions: Eternal Recurrence. We can save the Übermensch and Nazis and horse-whipping crazy-house for another day…Read More →

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On this episode of PFK, Ashley and Amy examine a variety of movies made with Richard Linklater in the director’s chair. From 1990s Slacker to recent endeavors like Boyhood and Everybody Wants Some, the team talks about his work and brilliance in bringing unusual characters and scenarios to life. And, for some reason, a tangent that compares his work with Kevin Smith’s…Read More →

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If you haven’t quite held to all those New Year’s resolutions, this is definitely an episode for you as we explore the dangers lurking in your “Get Fit” plans. You might be surprised to discover just what life-threatening hazards are waiting for you at your neighborhood gym. And, of course, we find a few freak run-ins with death in the most unexpected of places…Read More →

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Ryan Avery joined us for our third episode of Band Basics and we talk the basics on forming a band, running a label, not sinking your money into backstock plus a whole lot more. Hosted by Mark Anderson, catch this hour long conversation with Ryan and (hopefully) learn a thing or two as they discuss a myriad of topics about being in the music business…Read More →

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In this installment of The Mortician’s Daughter we discuss what differentiates a Black Widow from your run-of-the-mill murderess and discuss some famous Black Widows from history. We also do some real life exploring of the Mystery Castle on South Mountain in Phoenix and discover the macabre story behind the “chocolate organ” that sits in the castle’s wedding chapel…Read More →

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For our very first episode of The Mortician’s Daughter, I offer up a short introduction before diving right in with the Stages of Death, including algor and rigor mortis. And, of course, we establish the most difficult stage to identify: death itself. Just what does make someone officially dead anyway? Find out on this episode…Read More →

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On this episode, “Unhinged.”, we welcome our first guest, arts and music writer Jason Keil. Together, we discuss movies that we found so disturbing and uncomfortable to watch that the thought of revisiting them makes us nervous wrecks! We’ll explore how ones we have revisited, even knowing what terrors await, still keep us tortured.Read More →