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Presenting Alfred Hitchcock Presents #49 - Jonathan

Mon, 11/21/2022 - 5:24pm

Presenting Alfred Hitchcock Presents is a podcast dedicated to examining each episode of the original "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" television series, show by show in chronological order. In this installment, Gil wants to know how his stepmother, Rosine, managed to murder his father, Jonathan. Little does he know that he had something to do with it himself.

Faced with the truth, Gil looks at his shattered image in the mirror.

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What Scares Us - Episode 5: The Orphanage

Wed, 11/02/2022 - 4:09pm

"A hugely catastrophic bummer of a story."

Join us for a deep dive into The Orphanage, a 2007 Spanish gothic supernatural horror movie directed by J.A. Bayona. In this episode: We visit Tomas' Office of Child Trickery, Matt marvels over mid-2000s lens flares, and Christopher invites us to his next Spanish orphanage-themed party.   

If you like what you heard today and want to let us know you can email us at WhatScaresUs@aadl.org.  And for more episodes check out https://aadl.org/whatscaresus.

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Presenting Alfred Hitchcock Presents #48 - Crack of Doom

Mon, 10/24/2022 - 4:25pm

Presenting Alfred Hitchcock Presents is a podcast dedicated to examining each episode of the original "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" television series, show by show in chronological order. In this installment, Mason Bridges has always been an honest man...except once when, thanks to poker, for a few hours, he was a thief. But when is a thief a thief?

 

An exhausted Mason Bridges can't clear his vision well enough to see his hole card.

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Martin Bandyke Under Covers for October 2022: Martin interviews Dennis Duncan, author of Index, A History of the: A Bookish Adventure from Medieval Manuscripts to the Digital Age, by Dennis Duncan

Tue, 10/04/2022 - 3:21pm

Most of us give little thought to the back of the book―it’s just where you go to look things up. But as Dennis Duncan reveals in this delightful and witty history -- a New York Times Editors' Choice Book -- hiding in plain sight is an unlikely realm of ambition and obsession, sparring and politicking, pleasure and play. In Index, A History of the, for the first time, is the secret world of the index: an unsung but extraordinary everyday tool, with an illustrious but little-known past.

Charting its curious path from the monasteries and universities of thirteenth-century Europe to Silicon Valley in the twenty-first, Duncan uncovers how it has saved heretics from the stake, kept politicians from high office, and made us all into the readers we are today. We follow it through German print shops and Enlightenment coffee houses, novelists’ living rooms and university laboratories, encountering emperors and popes, philosophers and prime ministers, poets, librarians and―of course―indexers along the way. Revealing its vast role in our evolving literary and intellectual culture, Duncan shows that, for all our anxieties about the Age of Search, we are all index-rakers at heart―and we have been for eight hundred years.

Martin’s interview with Dennis Duncan was recorded on March 10th, 2022.

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What Scares Us - Episode 4: The Fog

Mon, 10/03/2022 - 11:10am

Join us for a deep dive into The Fog, a 1980 supernatural horror written and directed by John Carpenter and co-written and produced by Debra Hill. In this episode: We get a nighttime delivery of stomach pounders, encounter some very polite ghost pirates, and listen to the smooth voice of local hot mom Stevie Wayne. 

If you like what you heard today and want to let us know you can email us at WhatScaresUs@aadl.org. For more episodes, check out https://aadl.org/whatscaresus.

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What Scares Us - Episode 3: The Bad Seed

Mon, 10/03/2022 - 11:09am

"Are you going to brain one of us?".  Join us for a deep dive into The Bad Seed, a 1956 psychological thriller directed by Mervin LeRoy and based on the novel by William March. In this episode: We dunk on Christine, discuss the dangers of roller skating with sandwiches, and look for stick bloodhounds near the scuppernong arbor. 

If you like what you heard today and want to let us know you can email us at WhatScaresUs@aadl.org. For more episodes, check out https://aadl.org/whatscaresus

 

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What Scares Us - Episode 2: Alien

Mon, 10/03/2022 - 11:07am

"I don't know what I'm looking at but it's creepy and gross".  Join us for a deep dive into Alien, the 1979 sci-fi horror classic written by Dan O'Bannon and Ronald Shusett and directed by Ridley Scott. In this episode: We imagine the Alien in tighty-whities, play Pigs Crossing, and reminisce about Suncoast Motion Picture Company and The Great Movie Ride. 

If you like what you heard today and want to let us know you can email us at WhatScaresUs@aadl.org. For more episodes, check out https://aadl.org/whatscaresus.

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What Scares Us - Episode 1: A Tale of Two Sisters

Mon, 10/03/2022 - 11:04am

Join us for a deep dive into A Tale of Two Sisters, a 2003 South Korean psychological horror movie written and directed by Kim Jee-woon. In this episode: We all hold hands, Matt tries desperately to solve the movie within the first five minutes, and Christopher investigates the genre of bummer step-moms. 

If you like what you heard today and want to let us know you can email us at WhatScaresUs@aadl.org. For more episodes, check out https://aadl.org/whatscaresus.

 

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Presenting Alfred Hitchcock Presents #47 - Conversation Over a Corpse

Mon, 09/19/2022 - 1:55pm

Presenting Alfred Hitchcock Presents is a podcast dedicated to examining each episode of the original "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" television series, show by show in chronological order. In this installment, Cissy's sister wants to murder Mr. Brenner. She poisons him but things turn out to be not what they seem. For one thing, Mr. Brenner isn't dead. For another, Cissy's sister isn't even her sister.

 

Mr. Brenner reacts as the elephant gun is pointed at his face.

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Behind The Marquee: Episode 58 - The First Degree

Sat, 09/10/2022 - 10:43am

Nick has a conversation with Matt Schwarz and Jordan Frank of the band Quasar Wut-Wut and Olivia Babler of the Chicago Film Archives about 'The First Degree', a silent film long believed to have been lost that will screen at the Michigan Theater on Saturday, Sept. 17 with live accompaniment of an original score by the band. Olivia describes how the film was re-discovered, Matt and Jordan detail their process for writing film scores, and so much more.