Why Haven't You Seen The Sting?

How do you pull off the perfect con? When the mark’s left none the wiser. Maybe that’s why this week’s grifters have remained in relative anonymity, despite their success. This week, we’re dusting off a classic crime flick, The Sting, to discuss why it’s remained in the shadows. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher as we uncover what makes Paul Newman and Robert Redford so appealing in this caper.

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Catch Me If You Can: Why Are Crooks So Cool?

Come fly with us. It’s Crime Month, so we’re taking to the skies to make our getaway. Our in flight entertainment? Hanks and DiCaprio in a game of cat and mouse. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and Stitcher as we watch Catch Me If You Can and ask “why are crooks so cool?”

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What is The Sound of Music?

Let’s start at the very beginning.

 The Von Trapp children don’t play. They march. Their father, Georg Von Trapp, hides a heart of gold underneath a stoic demeanor. He’s a decorated naval captain who – ever since his wife’s passing – expects military discipline from anyone living under his roof. Enter Maria – the failed nun and spitfire governess who brings joy and laughter back to the family through song. Maria makes the sprawling Austrian mansion a home again and discovers her calling along the way.

 Soon, this buttoned-up bunch become the Von Trapp Family Singers, capturing the heart of a nation at the onset of a German invasion.

 Whether strolling through the markets of Salzburg or crossing over the Swiss Alps to safety, music provides a constant source of strength and hope throughout the movie. This week, we’re asking “what is the sound of music?” How do you make a good movie musical? And why has this story stood the test of time?

 Take in the entrancing mountain vistas and let each unforgettable song work its magic over you. Just in case you need someone older and wiser telling you what to do…give this one a listen.

 

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Is a Good Story More Important than the Facts?

Punk. Genius. Prophet.

Who is Mark Zuckerburg?

This week, we watched The Social Network to find answers. Instead, we found questions. Is a good story more important than the facts? How much is a friendship worth? And what’s so bad about the Winklevi?

We also dove into what makes The Social Network so memorable. Everything from Sorkin’s rat-a-tat dialogue and nonlinear storytelling to burning scarfs and Adidas flip flops. 

Do we have your full attention?

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