June 29th, 2021 | 1 hr 17 mins
2008, american history, culture, film, financial crash, martin scorsese, michael bay, movies, politics
Josh Bregman comes back on the pod to talk with Emmet about two movies that came out in the same summer that sought to capture post-crash America: Pain & Gain and Wolf of Wall Street.
June 15th, 2021 | 1 hr 2 mins
american politics, culture, dick cheney, film, goodfellas, history, iraq war, martin scorsese, politics, the big short, wall street
Emmet and John talk about America's delight in self-serving, cruel narcissists via the movies Vice and GoodFellas in addition to an essay by Jim Shepard.