March 29th, 2022 | 55 mins 11 secs
celluloid, dasha, david fincher, democracy, digital film, film, george lucas, hollywood, marvel, monopoly, movie theaters, netflix, star wars
Will Tavlin joins Emmet to talk about how the democratic promise of digital filmmaking turned into the current top-down Marvel hellscape we all live in. They talk about the insanity of the original multiplex model of screening, why digital is so hard to archive, the deadness of major blockbuster films, the importance of forming aesthetic communities to preserve cultural memory, and more!
March 8th, 2022 | 1 hr 5 mins
bts, comicon, cult, cults, fandom, gilmore girls, k-pop, marketing, marvel, mcu, one direction, religion, supernatural, the cw, tumblr
Monia Ali of the Exiled Fan Substack sits down with Emmet to talk about the cultic aspects of fandom, how marketers think about hijacking our need for love, attention, and community, what the world of fandom means for our future and much, much more.
June 22nd, 2021 | 1 hr 16 mins
fandom, george soros, marvel, mcu, new york, ngo, non-profits, peter buffer, politics, warren buffet
Emmet sits down with Fox Green of Space Commune to talk about how his town is being astroturfed by billionaire-funded NGOs, political fandom, the revolt against adulthood, and much, much more.