Listen to ‘Gobbledygeek’ Episode 267, “Falling…in Love (feat. Eric Sipple)”


Gobbledygeek episode 267, “Falling…in Love (feat. Eric Sipple),” is available for listening or download right here and on iTunes here.

Paul and AJ take one final plunge into Hitchcock Month for a look at 1945’s Spellbound, in which Ingrid Bergman falls in love with Gregory Peck on the way to psychoanalyzing him; and 1958’s Vertigo, wherein James Stewart becomes obsessed with Kim Novak, or at least his (and Hitchcock’s) icy blonde ideal of her. Joining them on this downhill drive is Broken Magic author and The Deli Counter of Justice co-editor Eric Sipple. The boys discuss how the films deal with love and dreams, how much Hitchcock intentionally revealed of himself in his work, Salvador Dalí’s surreal contribution to Spellbound, and what Vertigo‘s reputation as the new greatest movie ever made means for its legacy.

Next: Eric is back for another dreamy outing, as we return to the series we covered in 2014’s Four-Color Flashback for The Sandman: Overture by Neil Gaiman and J.H. Williams III.

(Show notes for “Falling…in Love.”)

Listen to Episode 52, “Geeks of Future Past”

Salvador Dali's "The Persistence of Memory," which inspired everyone from Ingmar Bergman to that kid in school who kept trying to get you to do acid with him.

Gobbledygeek episode 52, “Geeks of Future Past,” is available for listening or download right here.

Let’s say you go back in time and kill your grandfather. This means you were never born, and could never have gone back to murder your sweet ol’ granddad. And more importantly, it means that you wouldn’t be here, about to listen to Gobbledygeek, something I believe we can all agree would be a grave tragedy. This week, Paul and AJ discuss just such a time travel paradox, as well as methods of time travel and time travel’s representations in pop culture. We’ve got the flux capacitor fired up; hop in. Plus: news, AJ’s review of Hereafter, and Formspring questions!

Next: you’ll finally get to hear our fabled True Grit/Black Swan test episode from January since AJ is going on hiatus–er, vacation.

(Show notes for “Geeks of Future Past.”)