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Podcast: Mission Impossible - Eighth Grade!

An intimate convo this week as Nathaniel R welcomes Murtada Elfadl to the podcast. (Apologies for the oddly imbalanced sound - still fiddling with the equipment, wondering why we're so cursed!)

Index (42 minutes)
00:01 Desiree Akhavan's The Miseducation of Cameron Post
10:10 Mission: Impossible - Fallout and Tom Cruise's ego
21:05 Eighth Grade, Bo Burnham, and authenticity
33:00 Sorry to Bother You and LaKeith Stanfield
39:00 August is a really good month for movies for once!

You can listen to the podcast here at the bottom of the post or download from iTunesContinue the conversations in the comments, won't you? 

M:I - Eighth Grade

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Reader Comments (7)

Actually, the white voice thing distracted me for the whole movie. Aside from being annoying (I'm not buying that people are more willing to listen if David Cross is talking to them), it defeats the purpose. Isn't the point of that joke that some people intentionally adjust their voice to fit the likings of who they're talking to? If you have someone else doing the voice for them, then the joke has lost its meaning.

August 7, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterGuestguestguest

Nathaniel, was there something wrong with your mic with this taping? Murtada sounds like he is on mic as he is much louder than you. You sound like you're much farther away from the microphone. Just wondering...

August 7, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterStan M

NEVERMIND - I just saw your comments about the sound quality within the post. Sorry, I starting listening before reading the post...

August 7, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterStan M

"Isn't the point of that joke that some people intentionally adjust their voice to fit the likings of who they're talking to?"

No, the point is that black people (and other minorities) are pressured into adopting traditionally white mannerisms in order to be socially and professionally accepted. That the voice is really not his hammers this point home, and the exaggeratedly nasally David Cross fits right in with the film's absurdism.

August 7, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterJonathan

Twitter discovered Kathleen Turner today.

August 7, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterPeggy Sue

Murtada has a fun laugh. You guys nailed it on Cruise's big head. Lol

August 8, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterbrookesboy

brookesboy - thanks!! I was just excited to talk to Nathaniel. I hope I get invited back.

August 9, 2018 | Registered CommenterMurtada Elfadl

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