LAMBcast #126: Bring A Discussion Topic

by Dylan · August 7, 2012 · LAMBcast, Podcasts · 7 Comments

It was high time we tried something a little new, so for episode 126, we eschewed our traditional “feature discussion” in favor of several mini-discussions, in which each participant brought a topic to the table, giving us a wide variety of conversations.  On hand was your Shepherd Joel, Alan, Bubbawheat, Dylan, and joining us for the first time, Andrew Crump of A Constant Visual Feast.

(By the way, I apologize in advance for my coughing…apparently, muting myself on Skype doesn’t actually mute me on the recording.  So…I’ll try and figure that out for the future.)

Also on tap:

* Rants and Raves of the Week
* Last LAMB Standing

A few notes:

* The show can be found, of course, via iTunes – just do a search for “LAMBcast.” Also, I always post a link to the show on the LAMBcast’s Facebook page, and there’s a player there if you’d like to listen online.

* Shows will eventually make their way to the LAMBcast Archives. If you’d ever like to catch up on back episodes, go there.

* If you’re interested, you too can be a LAMBcaster – we love new blood! For more information on the LAMBcast, check out the topic at the LAMB Forums. Music provided royalty-free by Kevin MacLeod’s Incompetech website. Big thanks to Kevin for providing this service. Opening song by Cake. The LAMBcast loves feedback, too – if you’d like yours read on a future show, leave it in the comments section at the LAMB. Please visit and like our Facebook page, and finally, we’re on iTunes, and would still love a review, even if it’s a bad one.

Thanks for listening!

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7 Responses to LAMBcast #126: Bring A Discussion Topic

  1. TheVern says:

    Great podcast. I Still don’t know how a film about sex and car accidents(“Crash”) has to do with America, but I’m gussing it has to do with the introduction of the automobile industry.

  2. Jessica says:

    That was a fun show to listen to. Lots of good topics and something that everyone can relate to since it doesn’t require that you’ve watched a certain movie. Please do that again!

    Re: the “too soon” topic I think the issue isn’t if you’ve let a certain number of days pass or not – it’s the quality of the movie. It’s really a disgrace when they make something rushed just to be “first”, ending up with an inferior movie. But if they take their time and make something profound and true and meaningful, like for instance United 93, it’s all good.

    I think basing movies on real life events can be problematic when the people you portray are still alive and haven’t been involved in the production. I loved the movie The Diving bell and the butterfly until I afterwards read that the truth had been manipulated. In the movie the dying author’s ex-wife was portrayed as some kind of hero while his current gf was a bitch who didn’t dare turn up at the hospital. In reality the gf was at the hospital and the ex-wife did not play an as important role as she gets in the movie. It turned out that the script had been written in cooperation with the ex-wife, taking the opportunity to temper with the facts, coming out better than she otherwise would. The friends of the author said that the film was a lie. That made me feel sick.

    Oh and a short one on the Olympic opening: I disagree with that the ending wasn’t any good. I thought the way they lit the fire was symbolic and fresh at the same time. I LOVED hearing them playing Heroes when the UK group marched in and the sky exploded with confetti. And the band took me by surprise.
    I agree that the march is LONG, but that wasn’t anything that Boyle could influence I’m afraid. Still a glorious, unforgettable opening, and this is said from a non-sportsfan!

  3. Chernobyl Diaries didn’t offend me because it was set in Chernobyl. What offended me was how the victims were portrayed. These were real people who died in one of the world’s worst tragedies and they end up as the villains in a horror movie? Despicable. And no they didn’t shoot it in Chernobyl, it was filmed in Serbia.

    • agcrump says:

      I don’t disagree. The worst sin Chernobyl Diaries commits is being rote, terrible and callous. As to location, I know I read somewhere that the film was shot on location, but I did some more research and confirmed that it was indeed shot in Belgrade. My mistake. That’s what I get for not digging deeper in the first place.

  4. Dan says:

    This was a fun podcast. I just saw The Dark Knight Rises, and at this point in the year, I wouldn’t mind seeing it nominated for Best Picture. It isn’t my favorite movie of 2012, but it’s definitely up there. A lot depends on what comes out during the next five months, however. That said, I have a feeling the Academy will just honor it with technical awards.

  5. Just want to say the Bring Your Own Discussion Topic podcast produced some of the best discussion I’ve heard on a podcast. Really interesting and more conversation than on some of the other list episodes. Definitely bring this one back!

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