Part II of our joint holiday special! A Very Nerdy Christmas Part I is available in the Nerds on Film podcast. Listen, subscribe, and follow us on Facebook, or Twitter @Nerdonomy!
American Slavery Was Not A Sergio Leone Spaghetti Western. It Was A Holocaust. My Ancestors Are Slaves. Stolen From Africa. I Will Honor Them.
-Spike Lee via Twitter, 12/22/12 10:18pm
Those were the words that Spike Lee used to disparage Quentin Tarantino’s new epic film Django Unchained. The plot centers around a slave who is freed and becomes a bounty hunter. He then embarks on a mission to rescue his wife from a sadistic plantation owner. That’s about all that Spike Lee knows about the movie since he has not seen it and will not see it.
Eric and Bryan welcome author and historian Maureen Ogle onto the show to talk about her new book In Meat We Trust: An Unexpected History of Carnivore America. Listen as they explore a unique perspective on the history of food in America.
This week, Eric and Bryan share more feedback, and wrap up October 2013 with the most ancient of symbols to be associated with Halloween and the like. Listen as they take different viewpoints on the subject of the paranormal, and as always, offer their unique perspectives.
I’ve always grown up with the philosophy that what you dislike about others, is what you really dislike about yourself. For instance when I was eleven, I really hated my best friend Scott’s need to act out every mundane story that he told, and then the following day, I looked in the mirror. I grew up that day.