Peabody Award-winning “world famous actor” Nick Searcy joins Dave at Whiskey Politics to discuss the current awards season as he is currently in two Oscar-nominated films, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and The Shape of Water. Nick just filled in for Rush Limbaugh, hosting his show listened to by millions. We discuss the business of leftist Hollywood, why Republicans can learn from Trump how to to fight (and why Trump is Hulk Hogan), and we get into the ugly relativism of the #MeToo movement. We finish up with Nick’s predictions of how Hollywood can adapt to a non-theatre going experience.

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There are 12 comments.

  1. Coolidge

    Excellent guest for the milestone #100.

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    • February 14, 2018 at 10:27 pm
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  2. Member

    Justified sounds like it’s worth binging, and I’ve seen Nick in several other series -great actor with a sense of humor – loved the story about getting to host the Rush Limbaugh Show. I happened to catch it that day and was delighted to hear him.

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    • February 15, 2018 at 5:01 am
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  3. Coolidge

    I worked at a company where almost everyone was to the left. I was the only “out” Republican, although there were a couple to told me on the sly. When politics came up, I tried to steer the conversation to the “sports” aspect, such as tactics and who’s ahead and who’s behind. I avoided issues.

    • #3
    • February 15, 2018 at 7:55 am
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  4. Inactive

    Worthy stuff. Congrats.

    • #4
    • February 15, 2018 at 9:02 am
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  5. Thatcher

    I never miss your podcasts, and this interview is one of the reasons. Excellent!

    • #5
    • February 15, 2018 at 1:58 pm
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    Goldwaterwoman (View Comment):
    I never miss your podcasts, and this interview is one of the reasons. Excellent!

    Another one is coming up tomorrow with D.C. McAllister, then next week, @davesussman is covering CPAC, and expects to have some great conversations.

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    • February 15, 2018 at 3:48 pm
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    Melissa Praemonitus (View Comment):
    Justified sounds like it’s worth binging, and I’ve seen Nick in several other series -great actor with a sense of humor – loved the story about getting to host the Rush Limbaugh Show. I happened to catch it that day and was delighted to hear him.

    I have it all saved. Oddly in the Talking detectives thread I totally forgot about Justified… as it was one of my favorite shows when it was airing.

    Its defiantly worth seeing. Tim Olyphant (as Raylan Givens) is fantastic through out the series. He’s forced to back home to confront his past. (A past he would gladly have left behind) In the Eastern District of Kentucky, to me the setting almost became a character of the drama in its own right. Most crime dramas take place in one the major cities, NYC, LA, Boston, Chicago – They all blend into a bland back drop that can be from anywhere. (which usually means they where actually shot in Toronto) But the Characters, and Drama in Justified rolls out differently – not because of who the characters are – but often just as frequently where they are.

    And that made Justified different enough to care about.

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    • February 15, 2018 at 8:26 pm
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    OccupantCDN (View Comment):

    Melissa Praemonitus (View Comment):
    Justified sounds like it’s worth binging, and I’ve seen Nick in several other series -great actor with a sense of humor – loved the story about getting to host the Rush Limbaugh Show. I happened to catch it that day and was delighted to hear him.

    I have it all saved. Oddly in the Talking detectives thread I totally forgot about Justified… as it was one of my favorite shows when it was airing.

    Its defiantly worth seeing. Tim Olyphant (as Raylan Givens) is fantastic through out the series. He’s forced to back home to confront his past. (A past he would gladly have left behind) In the Eastern District of Kentucky, to me the setting almost became a character of the drama in its own right. Most crime dramas take place in one the major cities, NYC, LA, Boston, Chicago – They all blend into a bland back drop that can be from anywhere. (which usually means they where actually shot in Toronto) But the Characters, and Drama in Justified rolls out differently – not because of who the characters are – but often just as frequently where they are.

    And that made Justified different enough to care about.

    My 2 big binges for 2017, Justified and The Crown. Justified took a few month (6 seasons) and loved every episode.

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    • February 15, 2018 at 9:10 pm
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    Dave Sussman (View Comment):
    My 2 big binges for 2017, Justified and The Crown. Justified took a few month (6 seasons) and loved every episode.

    I think the moment Justified hooked me was at the end of the first episode when Winona said “Honestly, you’re the angriest man I’ve ever known.” Raylan looked surprised by this. I think its also an excellent example of blended story arches with in single episodes, like the better episodes of the XFiles it developed its characters and longer story arches in an episodic format – so that even if viewers missed the occasional episode they wouldn’t be to far out of sync.

    Castle (another of my favorite recent crime dramas) wasnt as good at this, they built their longer story arches in just 2 or 3 episodes per season. Missing one of these would leave you lost during the next episode in the story arch.

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    • February 15, 2018 at 9:44 pm
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    I finally had time to listen to this podcast this morning. Very good. Have any of you Justified fans read any of the books by Elmore Leonard that the series is based on? I’ve read Pronto and thought it was pretty good. Then I read Raylan, which was written after the TV series was going and was a success. Boy, is that a good book to skip. I’m assuming Elmore Leonard’s thought process was, “The TV show is a hit, people who had never heard of me will buy this book. It doesn’t have to be good, so I’m phoning it in.” If Leonard had submitted it under a pen name and the reader didn’t know anything about the TV show, I can’t imagine it escaping the slush pile.

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    • February 18, 2018 at 10:28 am
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    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):
    I finally had time to listen to this podcast this morning. Very good. Have any of you Justified fans read any of the books by Elmore Leonard that the series is based on? I’ve read Pronto and thought it was pretty good. Then I read Raylan, which was written after the TV series was going and was a success. Boy, is that a good book to skip. I’m assuming Elmore Leonard’s thought process was, “The TV show is a hit, people who had never heard of me will buy this book. It doesn’t have to be good, so I’m phoning it in.” If Leonard had submitted it under a pen name and the reader didn’t know anything about the TV show, I can’t imagine it escaping the slush pile.

    Haven’t’ read these, and probably won’t now with your review. Thanks for posting the CPAC meetup on Feb 24th, Randy at http://ricochetmeetup.com. Should be a great time!

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    • February 18, 2018 at 10:48 am
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    Dave Sussman (View Comment):

    Randy Weivoda (View Comment):
    I finally had time to listen to this podcast this morning. Very good. Have any of you Justified fans read any of the books by Elmore Leonard that the series is based on? I’ve read Pronto and thought it was pretty good. Then I read Raylan, which was written after the TV series was going and was a success. Boy, is that a good book to skip. I’m assuming Elmore Leonard’s thought process was, “The TV show is a hit, people who had never heard of me will buy this book. It doesn’t have to be good, so I’m phoning it in.” If Leonard had submitted it under a pen name and the reader didn’t know anything about the TV show, I can’t imagine it escaping the slush pile.

    Haven’t’ read these, and probably won’t now with your review. Thanks for posting the CPAC meetup on Feb 24th, Randy at http://ricochetmeetup.com. Should be a great time!

    Melissa actually posted that one herself. And yes, I’m sure CPAC will be fun for those who go. Some day, Dave, I hope we’ll both be going to the same meetup.

    Regarding the books, Pronto wasn’t bad. I’m not calling it a must-read, but if someone gave you a copy as a present, you probably wouldn’t regret reading it. Raylan, though, is dumpster-worthy.

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    • February 18, 2018 at 11:00 am
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