Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Season 5, Episode 10: Talking The Set Up (1949) with Johnny Wolfenstein and Dynamo Marz from Trick or Treat Radio!

Welcome back Cromrades! This week we're podcasting in monochrome from a smoky boxing gym, where we met up with two monster hunting, championship belt winning, podcast producing, electroshock song singing badasses to discuss all matters of things. They are Johnny Wolfenstein and Dynamo Marz from the Trick or Treat Radio podcast! We get into boxing noir, wrestling, the athlete vs their inner expectations, comics, pulps, and The Set Up from 1949. This film was directed by Robert Wise, with a screenplay by Art Cohn, based on a long form poem by Joseph Moncure March. The film stars Robert Ryan, Audrey Totter, George Tobias, Alan Baxter, and Wallace Ford. We enjoyed the film, but what did you think? Let us know!

You can find a copy of the original poem here. Josh referenced an article from The Hudson Review (not The Atlantic) by Jefferson Hunter comparing the original source material and the film, which you can read here. Want to learn more about Joseph Moncure March and his works? Check out this New York Times article about him.

Thank you to Johnny and Marz for joining us for this episode! Everyone, go check out Trick or Treat Radio, live every Wednesday night at 9pm or via your favorite podcast app every Friday. If you do, tell them The Cromcast sent you! While you're there, check out Dynamo's band The Deadites. You can pick up a copy of their EP "The Big Scary Monster Hunts at Midnight" on Bandcamp.

One Things
Johnny: Mixtape Massacre (Get your old school horror fix during game night!)
Dynamo: The current run of Iron Fist comics. (Old school kung fu in the Mighty Marvel Manner!)
Jon: Stardew Valley, pick it up on Steam! Watch for the summer sale!
Luke: One Page Dungeon 2017 (Need a dungeon to crawl through? Get it here!)
Josh: The Void (2016) (Get a booster of cosmic horror here!)

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Next week: Another hard boiled boxing crime film, and another excellent guest host! We'll discuss Hard Times from 1975 starring Charles Bronson with El Goro from the Talk Without Rhythm Podcast! Dig it!

Legal Mumbo-Jumbo
Our episode is freely available on archive.org and is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Beginning theme: Sudden Defeat by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0.

Closing theme: "The Attic" by The Deadites from the album Dough for Dynamo. Pick this excellent compilation up for $7 (or donate more!) and all proceeds go to help our friend Dynamo cover part of some sudden medical expenses. All music was obtained legally; we hope our discussion of this content makes you want to go out and purchase the work!