On this episode, Charlie, Jami, Joel and Natalie discuss The Office, a sitcom originally created by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant for the BBC, but which took on a life of its own when it was adapted for American television. We'll talk about a few of our favorite episodes, the impact the show had on other comedy shows, other notable projects from members of the cast and much more! (Please note, this episode was recorded remotely using Zoom - you may notice some slight audio imperfections, which were inherent in the source.)
On this episode, Charlie, Joel and Laurie discuss the music of Bruce Springsteen, his relationship with his longtime backing group the E Street Band, his recent memoir and Broadway show, his musical and literary influences and much more. (Please note, this episode was recorded remotely from home using Zoom - you may notice some slight audio imperfections which were inherent in the source.)
On this episode, Dave, Joel, Jami and Annie discuss documentary films and series, including films about mountain climbing such as Free Solo, Meru and Pretty Strong; long-form series such as The Last Dance, Tiger King and Ken Burns' Baseball; and other non-fiction films like Icarus, This Film Is Not Yet Rated and American Factory.
(Please note, this episode was recorded remotely from home using Zoom - you may notice some slight audio imperfections which were inherent in the source.)
On this episode, Dave, Tony, Jami and Joel talk about streaming services like Netflix, Hulu, Disney+ and more, as well as ask some of the tough questions about how watching content on demand has changed the viewing experience. Are we better off now than we were in the days of cable? What's worth watching and what isn't? And how many streaming services is too many?
On December 3rd, 2019, the Des Plaines Public Library hosted the third annual NaNoWriMo open mic night, during which members of the Writing Group and like-minded local authors shared excerpts from their work.
Dina Nardo (0:01:08)
Nicole Gurgone (0:04:42)
Julie Eavenson (0:06:39)
Maggie Tracey (0:10:23)
Heather Hobbs (0:15:01)
Anne Andersen (0:19:57)
Izabelle Alexander (0:25:33)
Christopher Madden (0:30:06)
Maggie Tracey (0:37:38)
Izabelle Alexander (0:41:52)
Julie Eavenson (0:44:18)
Heather Hobbs (0:48:49)
Anne Andersen (0:55:19)
Dina Nardo (1:00:27)
Janeen Mathisen (1:03:21)
Elena Truffa (1:16:26)
On this episode, Dave, Jami, Tony and Joel celebrate Halloween by discussing three recent horror films and TV shows: Hereditary, Us and the third season of Stranger Things.
On this episode, Dave, Jami, Tony and Joel discuss Spider-Man and recommend various forms of Spider-Man media, including the films Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and Spider-Man: Far From Home, the comic book series The Superior Spider-Man, the Playstation game Spider-Man and much more!