What a Creep: Steven Seagal (Season 3, Episode 7)

What a Creep

Season 3, Episode 7

Steven Seagal

Steven Seagal is creepy on so many levels that we had to weed some things out due to time constraints. Here we give you the 411 on why the first non-Asian person to own a dojo in Japan (sure, Jan), actor, musician, and the supposedly certified peace officer is not only an embellisher of his accomplishments but also a total letch to women. (And man is he sense of humor-deprived!)

Really, he is super gross. Plus, Margo shares her own Seagal story! 

Then we get rid of the ickiness of Seagal and talk about an actor and philanthropist who was not a creep and we should all emulate!

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What a Creep: Bill Clinton (Season 3, Episode 6)

What a Creep

Season 3, Episode 6

Bill Clinton

President Bill Clinton was attorney general of Arkansas (1977–1979), governor of Arkansas (from 1979–1981 and 1983–1992), and president of the United States from 1993 to 2001. And, over the past few decades, a number of women have publicly accused him of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and rape. 

It’s time to admit that we didn’t do right by these women that came forward in the ’90s. In a Vox article by Matthew Yglesias he wrote, “We can’t change the past, but we should be clear about it.”

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What a Creep: Patreon Bonus Ep 2 (Patreon Freebie!) & Fave “Creepy” Songs

What A Creep

Bonus Ep (Patreon Freebie!)

#2

Margo & Sonia give updates on a few of the Creeps covered in season in the past plus a new Creep–Harry Knowles of “Ain’t It Cool News” who gave a very classy review of the show “Heroes” in 2006 (meaning he was a Creepy douche about Hayden Panettiere and the character she played when she was 17.)

Creepy updates mentioned here:

    • Rosanne Barr
    • Louis CK
    • Yuk Yuks in Toronto owner Mark Breslin
    • Prince Andrew
    • Alan Dershowitz
    • Harry Knowles review of Heroes
    • CBS “Survivor” controversy
    • Joao on “Below Deck”
    • Favorite Creepy songs

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Book Vs Movie “In Cold Blood” (Replay)

Book Vs Movie (Replay)

In Cold Blood”

Truman Capote’s “Non-Fiction Novel” Vs The Richard Brooks Movie

The Margos tackle true crime in this episode that features Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood which was a sensation when it was first published in 1966 and started a new genre called the “non-fiction novel.” Capote first read about the Clutter family murders in early December 1959 in a small section of the New York Times. Based on that one clip, he decided to go to Holcomb, Kansas (along with lifelong friend Harper “Nell” Lee as his assistant) on behalf of The New Yorker to get the story about how a small town handles a horrific crime.

It never occurred to Capote that though he himself comes from a small town (Monroeville, AL) his years of celebrity as a New York City writer and novelist would enchant even the most grounded folks in Holcomb. With Lee’s help, Truman spent years getting to know the residents of Holcomb along with dozens of members of the police and the Kansas Bureau of Investigation to get close to the killers Perry Edward Smith and Richard Eugene “Dick” Hickock.

Capote became a millionaire after its publication but his friendship with Lee faltered and he was said to be haunted by the executions of Smith and Hickock for the rest of his life. In Cold Blood is now the second best-selling true crime book of all time behind Helter Skelter by Vincent Bugliosi.

The story of the creation of the book was the premise of two movies in 2005–Capote starring Philip Seymour Hoffman (who won the Academy Award for Best Actor) and Infamous with Toby Jones.

In this ep the Margos discuss :

    • The incredible life and sad decline of Truman Capote
    • The true story of the Clutters and how disappointed their friends and family were by Truman’s limited view of them
    • How Truman Capote created a sexier image of Smith and Hickock by using photos from celebrated photographer Richard Avedon
    • The way In Cold Blood introduced true crime to the masses
    • Movie trivia and the incredible use of “real” people and locations to give it a “cinema verite” look and feel
    • The casting of Robert Blake (Perry Smith,) Scott Wilson (Dick Hickock,) John Forsythe (Al Dewey) and Brenda Currin (Nancy Clutter.)
    • The truly awful remake from 1996 starring Anthony Edwards (Dick Hickock) and Eric Roberts (Perry Smith.)
    • The excellent mini-series that features interviews.] with the descendants of Herb & Bonnie Clutter–Cold Blooded.
    • The episode about the murders from the ID TV A Crime to Remember

Clips Featured:

    • In Cold Blood  trailer
    • Truman Capote describing why he took on the Clutter murder as his first non-fiction novel (From the mini-series Cold Blooded)
    • Dick Hickcock talks his way into writing a bad check
    • Perry Smith talks about his abusive childhood
    • Truman Capote talks about how to write about difficult topics (from the 1966 Maysles Brothers documentary “A Visit with Truman Capote

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Book Vs Movie: “Rocketman” (Elton John’s “Me)

Book Vs Movie 

Rocketman

Elton John’s Best Selling Autobiography Me Vs the Dexter Fletcher Hit Film

The Margos are both Elton John fanatics, so when the Book Vs Movie Podcast Group on Facebook came up with the idea to cover John’s #1 New York Times bestseller Me and pair it with the hit film directed by Dexter Fletcher (Eddie the Eagle, Bohemian Rhapsody) we immediately put on our platform shoes and bold glasses and got to work. (You see, we are always game to do a thing called the Crocodile Rock!) 

Elton’s life is full of amazing highs and tragic lows. The man has been to the brink of self-destruction and made it back to become an icon for the ages. (Can you imagine a world without his music? Tragic, right?)

At 73, Elton and his co-writer and lifelong BFF Bernie Taupin are the creators of some of the best music of the 20th Century and hearing about how they write in two different places (Taupin creates the lyrics first) is a real treat. And to see their friendship on screen reminds us of all the power of platonic love. 

Rocketman takes the standard music biopic and tips it on its ear. People break into song out of nowhere. There are suicide attempts and awful parenting failures. There’s also a recreation of Elton’s first big success in America–his string of performances at Los Angeles’s Troubadour theater which cemented his reputation for songwriting and as a daring piano player. 

The performance of Taron Egerton is a thing of beauty as well (the man can sing and play like an angel!) and the Margos have so much to say about both the book and movie here. (This is seriously going to be a gush fest!)

So which did we like better? Click the link at the bottom to find out. 

In this ep the Margos discuss:

    • The incredible life of Elton and the relationships that defined his life
    • Our favorite Elton John tunes
    • Our favorite scenes from the movie

Clips Featured:

    • Rocketman trailer
    • The real Elton & Bernie at the movie premiere
    • Elton & Bernie meet for the first time
    • Elton at the Troubadour
    • Elton tells his mother he is gay
    • Outro music “I’m Still Standing” sung by Taron Egerton

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What a Creep: Jian Ghomeshi (Season 3, Episode 5)

What a Creep

Season 3, Episode 5

Jian Ghomeshi

Jian Ghomeshi was once a superstar in Canada. He was in a popular band in the 90s that was nominated for Juno Awards and then as a CBC TV & Radio presenter. His talk show “Q with Jian Ghomeshi” was a huge hit across Canada airing twice per day with a popular YouTube channel and it aired on over 170 public radio stations at its peak between 2007-2014.

Then he was accused of sexual assault and battery losing his big gig and being a precursor to the string of men who would be indicted in the #MeToo movement that began in 2017. He tried to reshape his narrative with a factually challenged essay in 2018 which served to show he really hadn’t learned any lessons at all.

Then we talk about a Bay Area broadcaster who ISN”T a Creep!

This episode is helped by our friends at:

Secret Life: The Jian Ghomeshi Investigation by Kevin Donovan (Investigative journalist The Toronto Star)

The Guardian: “Jian Ghomeshi Essay Met with Backlash”

The Guardian: Jian Ghomeshi Apologizes to Former Employee

The Guardian: Jian Ghomeshi Verdict

The Guardian: “I Dated Jian Ghomeshi”

The Guardian: How One Essay Brought Down a NY Institution

Canadaland: Fact-Checking Jian Ghomeshi Essay

New York Review of Books

The Star: Jian Ghomeshi is Fired Over Sex Allegations

The Star: Ghomeshi used CBC phone to tape abuse

The Star: Kathryn Borel Statement

Wikipedia: Jian Ghomeshi

Jian Ghomeshi interviews Billy Bob Thornton (2009)

CTV-TV “Jian Ghomeshi Video All My Fans Make Me Sick” (1996)

CBC-TV “What is a Peace Bond”

The Cut: “What I Know About Jian Ghomeshi”

CBC-TV “The Unmaking of Jian Ghomeshi” 5th Estate

CBC-TV “The Trial of Jian Ghomeshi”

CBC Radio Interview with author Kevin Donovan 

Global News.Ca: Jian Ghomeshi Facebook Post in Full

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What a Creep: Scott Adams (“Dilbert”)

What a Creep

Season 3, Episode 4

Scott Adams (“Dilbert” Creator)

“Dilbert” is a comic strip about office drone Dilbert and his dog Dogbert. It’s about office culture, micromanaging bosses and annoying coworkers, and it’s syndicated in more than 2,000 newspapers and is being read in 57 countries, and in 19 languages. It’s created by Scott Adams. You’d think that the creator of Dilbert would be on the side of workers. Unfortunately, Scott Adams is just another rich jerk who doesn’t want to pay his fair share in taxes. Oh, he’s also a big believer in the men’s rights movement.

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Book Vs Movie: Stephen King “You Know They Have a Hell of a Band” (Replay)

Book Vs. Movie Podcast (Replay)

“The Stephen King Storytime Bonus Ep

Special Guest Juliette Miranda

Just a couple of lady podcasters talking about their favorite Stephen King stories

The Breathing Method” & “You Know, They Got a Hell of a Band

 

The Stephen King bonus eps do so well for us at Book Vs Movie that we decided to have fun with the format and talk about favorite King short stories/novels/screenplays and works that have necessarily been turned into a movie (or a really cheesy one–stay tuned for those coming up!)

In this ep, Margo D. talks with Juliette Miranda of the amazing Unwriteable Rant podcast and we have a grand old time imbibing our refreshments (Margo enjoys a nice wine out of a can!) while each discussing one our favorite King short stories.

Margo D. starts with the novella The Breathing Method which appeared in the book Different Seasons in 1982. It’s the story that takes place in 1935 and told by Dr. Emlyn McCarron who meets a young pregnant woman named Sandra Stansfield. She is single and determined to have her baby in the most natural way possible and learns the then-new Lamaze method breathing from Dr. McCarron who soon falls a bit in love with her.

The ending of this book scared Margo D. so much that she waited 20 years to attempt it again. It has not been adapted as a film yet but is technically in development with director Scott  Derrickson (Doctor Strange and The Day the Earth Stood Still) attached.

Juliette Miranda then talks about one of her favorite king short stories “You Know, The Have a Hell of a Band” which originally appeared in the 1992 collection of rock and roll based stories–Shock Rock which was edited by Jeff Gelb.

In this story, a bickering couple (King’s specialty!) are hopelessly lost while driving on vacation. They eventually wind up in a town which just happens to be haunted by the ghosts of famous dead musicians such as Janis Joplin, Elvis Presley, and Buddy Holly just to name a few.

Because it is a Stephen King story–things get weird and creepy in no time. There was an adaptation of this story which appeared in the anthology series Nightmares & Dreamscapes and it is–kind of stinky. But it’s also fun and we have a great time discussing what we like about the Shock Rock book as well.

Margo D. also talks about her favorite story Shock RockBob Dylan, Troy Johnson and the Speed Queen by F. Paul Wilson.

I hope you enjoy this different take on our usual Stephen King bonus eps.

You can listen to it using the link below.

Clips used:

Don’t Fear the Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult

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Book Vs Movie: “Rosemary’s Baby” RIP Robert Evans (2017 Replay)

Book Vs Movie (RIP Robert Evans)

Rosemary’s Baby”

Special Podcast Guest Juliette Miranda and Margo D. Take a Close Look at the Classic Book and Movie

Today we learned that Paramount Chief Robert Evans passed away at the age of 89. So we decided to replay one of our favorite episodes is honored. Margo D. (co-host of Book Vs. Movie) and Juliette Miranda of the Unwritable Rant podcast turn up the spookiness talking about the classic Ira Levin novel and the venerated film directed by Roman Polanski.

This originally ran in 2017. Enjoy!

In this episode we discuss:

    • The incredible work of Ira Levin
    • Mia Farrow’s incredible performance and offscreen troubles with husband Frank Sinatra (!)
    • The near-perfect direction by Roman Polanski and how he frames his shots.
    • The weird rape scene featuring a rather unfortunate “hairy paw”
    • How strong (or weak) the character of Rosemary is at different times in the movie.

Clips used:

Rosemary’s Baby  TV trailer

Rosemary’s dream sequence

The morning after Rosemary’s baby ceremony

Rosemary and Dr. Hill

“His eyes!”

Outro Music: Rosemary’s Baby theme by Mia Farrow, Krysztof Komeda

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O.C. or OH NO?! Episode #155

Hey there, Neighbors! We’re back w/ another episode of the usual garbage fire that is the Real Housewives franchise. It’s OC Fashion week on RHOC, apparently–that’s a thing; On RHOD, we have the 15,879th party for Leanne’s infernal wedding & Cameron can’t grasp basic concepts, like school pageants. Also, Margo watched Eddie Murphy’s new movie, & Erin has a doc-rec–both on Netflix. All that and a lot more! 

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