Strangers on a Train

This week our show has a bit of Hitchcockian opening as James recounts his time with Strangers on a Train. That encounter leads us to the recent Dutch study on the effectiveness of masks that seems to have been left homeless – because “science.” Nobody will touch it.

With the Presidential election just around the corner everybody gets a call to place their bets, a call that delivers a disturbing memory in Toby’s gambling life. And somehow along the way our gentlemen take time to appreciate their wives – and the total indifference they show in their professional lives.

In the kultur portion of our show Toby leads off with Barbarians, a German-Netflix co-production on the Battle of the Teutoburg Forest, while James choses To the Lake, an end-of-civilization-due-to-pandemic tale from Russia. (One reviewer called it a very good show at a very bad time.)

This week’s opening sound is from To the Lake, courtesy of Netflix.

 

 

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  1. Bereket Kelile Member
    Bereket KelileJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    I always meant to ask about the theme music. What song is that?

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    • October 27, 2020, at 9:43 AM PDT
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  2. EJHill Podcaster
    EJHillJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Bereket Kelile: I always meant to ask about the theme music. What song is that?

    It is from a production music library and not available to the general public. Its title is “Battle On.”

     

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    • October 27, 2020, at 11:12 AM PDT
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  3. colleenb Member
    colleenbJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Great show as usual lads. Thanks EJ for putting the shows they recommend in the notes. Sometimes I don’t catch the full name, etc.

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    • October 28, 2020, at 9:33 AM PDT
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  4. Charlotte Member
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    I love it when James gushes about how much they love their sponsors.

    (I have to say though, that TheraGun sounds a bit snake-oily, to me.)

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    • October 30, 2020, at 7:22 AM PDT
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  5. EJHill Podcaster
    EJHillJoined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    Charlotte: (I have to say though, that TheraGun sounds a bit snake-oily, to me.)

    Every single person I know that owns one loves it. And that includes three of our podcasters.

    • #5
    • October 30, 2020, at 7:31 AM PDT
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  6. Charlotte Member
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    EJHill (View Comment):

    Charlotte: (I have to say though, that TheraGun sounds a bit snake-oily, to me.)

    Every single person I know that owns one loves it. And that includes three of our podcasters.

    Glad to hear it! Whatever works. :-)

    • #6
    • October 30, 2020, at 7:39 AM PDT
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  7. Miffed White Male Member
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    Charlotte (View Comment):

    I love it when James gushes about how much they love their sponsors.

    (I have to say though, that TheraGun sounds a bit snake-oily, to me.)

    Their ads are just slightly pervy.

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    • October 30, 2020, at 7:48 AM PDT
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