Three disparate men converge for a strange discussion of pop culture and politics. Our hosts include a psychonaut therapist with an aim to explore the healing benefits of drugs, an anarchist philosophy professor equally influenced by Marx and prison, and an English teacher terrified by the universe but energized by marginalized literature and media alike. Topics will cover the range from popular to degraded culture.
In a truly incongruous pairing, Tim and Jesse discuss Christopher Nolan's Tenet alongside a deeper discussion of HBO Max's superhero show the Doom Patrol, with an indulgence into the Grant Morrison inspired comic run that preceded it. Prepare to become fictional!By Shoot the Dancing Bear!
We give proper due to the GameStop knights, those glorious defenders of the stock price of a failing store that always tries to get you to preorder some crap you don't want. WALL STREET BABY!By Shoot the Dancing Bear!
In the wake of one of the most devastating events in American history, Donald Trump being banned from twitter, we also talk about whatever that was in the capitol.By Shoot the Dancing Bear!
We discuss things we enjoyed from the year 2020, many of which were not actually produced in this blighted year. HAPPY NEW YEAR!By Shoot the Dancing Bear!
We come at you with a variety of terror on this episode. First, the grisly body horror in Brandon Cronenberg's film Possessor, then the brutal, macabre state of our everyday future, the looming normal.By Shoot the Dancing Bear!
Down Tim, Seth and Jesse engage fully in a Nerdcast about video games this year. Naturally, the conversation turns from entertainment to social isolation and alienation! We cover Demon's Souls, Yakuza: Like a Dragon, Final Fantasy 7 Remake, and Persona 5.By Shoot the Dancing Bear!
We have witnessed the election! In this episode, we give our initial thoughts on what we learned, and prognosticate about the future. Not great, Bob!By Shoot the Dancing Bear!
Trump got diagnosed with the corona as we were recording this, so our discussion of the first debate got thrown for a loop, but it's still tight! Predictions abound!By Shoot the Dancing Bear!
The full complement of podcasters go at the Charlie Kaufman Netflix film I'm Thinking of Ending Things. Is it good? We couldn't all agree! Also, how's Joe Biden doing? We have the answers!By Shoot the Dancing Bear!
Seth and Tim manage to dig out a gem from the pop cultural nothingness that is the pandemic era. UMBRELLA ACADEMY! Tune in for almost two hours of discussion and analysis.By Shoot the Dancing Bear!
After the absolutely embarrassing showcases that were the two major party conventions, the crew hung around a zoom call tearing apart the political paradigm we are forced to live under. Long story short, everything sucks!By Shoot the Dancing Bear!
An emergency epsiode of sorts where Jesse and Time react to the selection of Kamala Harris as the Democratic vice presidential nominee. We discuss the limits of representational politics and the Democratic party in general.By Shoot the Dancing Bear!
With the continued protest movements happening around the country and the increased federal crackdown on them, the podcast decided that it would be a good idea to get drunk and try to talk about the protests and the frequent objects of their ire: statues.By Shoot the Dancing Bear!
Tim and Jesse welcome Seth Alt on board as the new third mic for his first topical episode. First on the tee is a discussion on the class politics of police, in reference to the recent statements by Matt Taibbi, followed by an existential question: is cancel culture real?By Shoot the Dancing Bear!
In an expansive analysis of Celine Sciamma's Portrait of a Lady on Fire, we discuss the gaze, art, and a host of other topics in relation to this monumental romance film. Guest host Seth Alt helps Jesse and Tim connect with their feminine side (not really) in order to dig in to this genuine classic of modern art.…
Tim and Jesse talk about the protests, the media coverage, the political reponse, and various and sundry other related issues. If you're searching for the pod title reference, go search up Fox News coverage. Stand tall and shake the heavens, as Xenogears would say.By Shoot the Dancing Bear!
Finally acclimated to the new pandemic flavored normal, the boys have reconstituted themselves with canned food and ramen to bring this podcast to the people. Topics include isolation, politics during the pandemic, and our terrible pop culture situation.By Shoot the Dancing Bear!
Through the beauty of the Internet, the podcast comes to you with a discussion of the brilliant video game series Dark Souls. Special guest Seth Alt joins to bring his expertise to analysis of the series themes and to talk shit about Youtubers. Apologies for the reduction in sound quality!By Shoot the Dancing Bear!
In the midst of toilet paper hoarders and pugilists battling for canned beans, the full crew gives our takes on the Coronavirus and what it says about our culture and politics. Apocalypse ahoy!By Shoot the Dancing Bear!
Tim and Jesse, intrigued by the deteriorating structure of American politics, go on the warpath against MSNBC, the punditry class, and take on the final boss...Neoliberalism.By Shoot the Dancing Bear!
In the midst of a pop culture drought, our plucky crew finally finds a space to talk about Lovecraft, and attempt to tie his work to a discussion of nature, both human and otherwise. Also, we got very angry at MSNBC at the the end.By Shoot the Dancing Bear!
With the help of returning guest Tamar Salibian, Jesse and Tim court controversy by going in on white feminism. We also talk around the Iowa caucuses, socialism, and issues of identity. Politics, baby!By Shoot the Dancing Bear!
To round out a month of incredible work ethic on our part, we relax with an almost two hour long conversation centering Alan Moore's seminal comic about averting nuclear war and its TV followup about white supremacy. Very chill stuff!By Shoot the Dancing Bear!
Continuing the series that began with Satanism, the gentlemen assemble to discuss an unusual, possibly schizophrenic, religion devoted to aliens, Raelism. Details of the religion and our world's fascination with new age faith are discussed through the usual dark lens. Shouts to Rael for the intro music.…
On a day where Jesse's allergies made him sound like his head was filled with mucus, Tim breaks down Trump's escalating tensions with Iran, plus a breakdown of the Democratic primary as it stands now. This is mostly a filler episode before we assault you with content over the next month.By Shoot the Dancing Bear!
After watching the documentary "Hail Satan", the boys plus guest Jon Peloso discuss the merits/critiques of Satanism in a rambling episode that goes all over the place. Warning: There are some EDGY jokes, exercise caution, if you feel you may be offended.By Shoot the Dancing Bear!
As our podcast would, we did a best of 2019 episode including things that weren't even released in the garbage year that is 2019, talking about subjects ranging from books on aliens and human sacrifice, all the way to country western and rap music, to TV shows based on comic books and video games based on novels. Happy Holidays!…
Jesse and special guest Seth Alt lead a discussion of bonkers new post-apocalyptic FedEx delivery video game Death Stranding, while Gabe and Tim ask some questions. We talk about collectivism, Lacan, sex, and of course, death in relation to the game.By Shoot the Dancing Bear!
Generational warfare, just in time to stoke your feelings about a certain other generation! Eventually we drift to Joe Biden, and a discussion of civility in politics, and Obama's recent public appearances.By Shoot the Dancing Bear!
Bong Joon-Ho's anti-capitalist film Parasite gets a quick review this week, and segues us nicely into the primary aim of this episode: a brief survey of Foucault's concept of Biopolitics!By Shoot the Dancing Bear!
In an expansive and exhaustive discussion of one of our favorite films of the year, we run down religion, sexuality, labor and mythology in the movie masterpiece, Robert Eggers' the Lighthouse. So bid our father the Sea King rise from the depths, full foul in his fury and listen to this insane episode.…
The whole gang is back to deconstruct the sorry state of our discourse through several examples barely still relevant. Is the Joker film going to cause you to become a Men's Rights Activist? Does Ellen dab with war criminals often? Is Trump's twitter account outsider art? (Yes.)By Shoot the Dancing Bear!
Earlier this month, led by the indigenous, the people of Ecuador have taken to the streets in protest against a brutal and anti-constitutional IMF austerity program headed by Lenin Moreno. In the face of media blackout and repression, Tim interviews Sam, who is on the ground in Ecuador, about the context and history of the IMF in Latin America and …
Absent Gabe, Tim and Jesse discuss Tim's fantastic article on the gladiator fights in California prisons, as well as the rotten discourse in cinema. These topics have nothing to do with one another, but the content mill must churn on!By Shoot the Dancing Bear!
With an absent Gabe, Tim and Jesse hand out a bonus episode grousing and bitching about the current political items of the day. Impeachment, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, the Senate, Andrew Yang, it's all here!By Shoot the Dancing Bear!
On a very special Episode 40, the boys sit down for a discussion on chaos magic nicely broken down for the uninitiated, inlcuding most of the members of this podcast. If you're wondering why you have felt the urge to proselytize on our behalf lately, it's probably just the sigils. Our guide through this magical journey is special guest, Carolyn Bar…
We delayed our magic podcast once again, but in the interim, here's an interstitial episode on the horror/comedy film Midsommar and our attempt to wring any meaning at all out of the insanity that is the Epstein case. Chaos magic coming soon!By Shoot the Dancing Bear!
Adjust your eyes, the blinding club lighting is actually projecting directly from your speakers! On this episode, we delve into the criminally underrated Refn series on Amazon, Too Old To Die Young. A show about apocalypse, can't imagine a more appropriate pairing.By Shoot the Dancing Bear!
Joined by Matt Sedillo, an acclaimed poet, the boys with no real acclaim beyond their immediate families discuss the border, hear some poetry, and finally identify who makes up the white working class...The Gyllenhalls.By Shoot the Dancing Bear!
On this episode, we are joined by returning host Tamar Salibian to talk about why capitalism ruins your sex life, diminishes your critical thinking skills, and generally makes your life way worse than it needs to be. And...THE SOUND QUALITY IS UPGRADED!By Shoot the Dancing Bear!
What's going on c*cksuckers? The boys welcome a returning guest, Jon Peloso, onto the podcast to delve back into the Western genre with the TV show Deadwood.By Shoot the Dancing Bear!
Chernobyl: propaganda or legitimate art? Or both? We wrestle with the possibilities and discuss the merits of its political messaging in an era that so desperately needs a competent left. The conversation here is built around Tim Malone's recent article printed on Truthout.By Shoot the Dancing Bear!
We return from a long hiatus with a long pod! We bookended the episode with conversations around writing: criticizing others' writing and talking about our own at the end of the podcast. Sandwiched in between is a belated take on the Peterson/Zizek debate.By Shoot the Dancing Bear!
Hate. Hate. HATE. It's an episode where we just talk trash about a bunch of things we dislike. That's it.
A meta-critique of the online left from the left? Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez yea or nay? Hysterical laughter at a bad joke? Accelerationism? It's all here!By Shoot the Dancing Bear!
True Detective is back, and so are we. Step outside time and space into a conversation about the show's thematic material as we discuss what we like so much about it, (and a little of why season 2 failed). No politics on this episode, even though we said we would.By Shoot the Dancing Bear!
The boys recorded from under the blazing sky during the California fires to bring you an episode returning to what might be our podcast's unifying theme: Apocalypse. Topics include the Thousand Okas shooter, fires, mid-term elections, plane crashes, and more.By Shoot the Dancing Bear!
In today's jam-packed episode, the boys discuss Tim's article for Truthout on our international player president, the massive disaster of Brett Kavanaugh, and the IPCC report on our ever-closer global catastrophe, climate change. So, collapse all around! Huzzah!By Shoot the Dancing Bear!
A BONUS EPISODE! Actually, it's just the latter half of our previous conversation, in which we allow Tim to hold the floor on Bio-Politics, a concept he explains over the course of this discussion.By Shoot the Dancing Bear!
When you tell your child not to step in the poop, sometimes it makes the child do it anyway. So...we stepped in the poop this podcast. The incredibly fraught and controversial topic of identity politics! The weak may not tread near the hot takes contained herein.By Shoot the Dancing Bear!