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This is a very special episode of the Frotcast in that Vince Mancini was not able to make it. So Matt Lieb and Joe Sinclitico Frot all by themselves and boy is it all over the place. We discuss Oscar nominations, proctology, and how we both enjoyed the game “The Last Of Us Part 2.” Joe is frotting from his cell phone so please forgive the audio quality, although to be honest it somehow makes him even funnier. Enjoy if you dare.
Hey all, Matt Lieb here. Giving our lovely Patrons early access to our newest Pod Yourself A Gun with Stavros Halkias from the Cum Town podcast. Sure, you could just wait a few days for the episode to go live on the main feed. But like, you could have the episode RIGHT NOW if you just went to Patreon.com/frotcast and subscribed. It would be so easy.
Here’s a little teaser of the episode. It’s truly one of the best episodes of PYAG that exists.
On Netflix this week, there’s a new docu-series called Murder Among The Mormons. It’s about a series of murders in Salt Lake City in the 80s, so in some ways it’s your standard true crime in some ways. But it’s also set deep within the Mormon community, and follows this guy Mark Hofmann, a rare documents dealer and prolific documents forger. It’s full of all these eccentric characters, and it was directed by Tyler Measom, a doc director who has worked a lot for TV, and Jared Hess, the director of Napoleon Dynamite — the latter of which comes to make a lot of sense, since Hofmann is basically a Gentleman Broncos or Masterminds character come to life. Through this show you come to understand a lot of the kinds of characters that have inspired Hess throughout his career.
This was initially a conversation we had for a print interview on Uproxx, but not everything can fit in a print interview and I thought it was a fun conversation, so might as well share with you here. Check out Murder Among The Mormons on Netflix, and for more Frotcast content subscribe to our premium feed at Patreon.com/Frotcast, and check out our other podcast about The Sopranos, Pod Yourself A Gun.
Time for your weekly feeding and this time we got more than enough content to keep you fat and happy. This week Jessica Sele joins Matt and Vince to talk about Joe Rogan, the Reply All apology fiasco, Nomadland, and how Sex and the City is the weirdest television show ever made. They literally just don’t mention that 9/11 happened. Also, Vince gives us a Steven Seagal update. Enjoy!
Howdy, Frotcast. If you’re a FilmDrunk reader as well as a listener, you may have caught my article on Fact and Fiction in Judas In The Black Messiah. The film is beautiful and intriguing but also slightly disappointing, but mostly it made me want to delve into the history of the time and events it depicts — specifically the conflict between the Chicago Police and Black Chicago in the late 60s, as well as COINTELPRO and J. Edgar Hoover’s war against Civil Rights leaders in general and the Black Panthers in particular (did you know they tried to blackmail Martin Luther King into killing himself using evidence of his extramarital affairs? wild).
Much of this culminated in the raid on Chicago Panthers chair Fred Hampton, which was basically a coordinated assassination. It was found that Hampton had been drugged, and that the FBI had an informant close to Hampton, and on the night they shot up the Panthers house and executed Hampton in his bed. The film stars Daniel Kaluuya as Hampton (the “Black Messiah”) and Lakeith Stanfield as FBI informant Bill O’Neal (Judas). Other characters include Roy Mitchell, O’Neal’s FBI handler, played by Jesse Plemons, and J. Edgar Hoover, played by Martin Sheen.
I was curious about the general history and the way certain events were depicted in the film, so I sought out an expert — Simon Balto, assistant professor of History and African-American Studies at the University of Iowa and the author of Occupied Territory: Policing Black Chicago from Red Summer to Black Power. He’s also working on a biography of Fred Hampton. Obviously he had a lot more to say than I could fit into my article, so I thought I’d share the full conversation here. As always, we have lots more content available to our Patreon subscribers at Patreon.com/Frotcast, and on our totally free Sopranos podcast, Pod Yourself A Gun.
Hey all, here’s a teaser for this week’s Patreon Only episode of the Frotcast with guest Dave Schilling. It’s a really fun one. Subscribe to our Patreon now!
Here is a sneak peak of this week’s Patreon-only episode of the Frotcast, in which we invited George Chen and Paco Romane of the Sup Doc podcast to talk about some documentaries that we saw, as well as other things. One huge surprise was learning that Werner Herzog did an entire documentary about dwarves. The following is our guess about what that must have been like. To hear the full episode, become a Patron at www.patreon.com/frotcast
We did it again! Against the wishes of Vince Mancini who hates his own face, the Frotcast has gone live again for a second time. This time there were a few less technical difficulties and we spent way less time talking movies because let’s be honest, who cares about movies? This week our guest was Jason Webb and we talked about the movie The White Tiger, as well as the “documentary” In and Of Itself which is basically Nanette for magicians. It’s impossible to describe without going insane so you may have to watch it in order to understand how frustrating of movie/magic special it was for us.
We also trade dad stories, which is just *chefs kiss*
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