Silver Linings Playback 10 – Batman & Robin

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Joel Murphy and Andy McIntyre are continuing their quest to watch maligned movies in hopes of finding a silver lining.

For the month of July, they are watching maligned superhero movies.

They start the month with Batman & Robin, which is generally regarded as the low point in Batman movies. (It ended the franchise launched by Tim Burton and Michael Keaton and convinced Warner Bros. to reboot everything, which lead to Batman Begins.) Joel and Andy pay tribute to its beloved director – the late, great Joel Schumacher – and find the film’s silver lining.

Theme Song: “Bankin’” by Bronson Scott

Silver Linings Playback is part of the Peak Sloth Podcast Network. Hear more shows at PeakSloth.com.

Hobo Radio Interview – Karyn Parsons

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From 1990 to 1996, Karyn Parsons could be seen playing Hillary, the socialite eldest daughter of the Banks family on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. Through syndication and streaming services, the show remains popular to this day.

We talked to Parsons about Fresh Prince‘s legacy, the recent virtual cast reunion and how the late, great James Avery really was like a father to her.

She also talks about Sweet Blackberry, the nonprofit she formed “to bring little known stories of African American achievement to children everywhere.” The organization has told the stories of Henry “Box” Brown, Garret Morgan, Janet Collins and Bessie Coleman using narrators Alfre Woodard, Queen Latifah, Chris Rock and Laurence Fishburne. Parsons is hoping to create more videos and books.

This week’s music:

  • Intro – “Giddy Up” by Tahuna Breaks
  • Interstitial – “Vishnu Meets Funk” and “Ancient Ritual” by Lucas Perný & Miloslav Kollar
  • End – “I’m Into It” by Toussaint Morrison

Learn more about Sweet Blackberry at their website or follow them on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

Find more interviews here:
https://www.hobotrashcan.com/interview-archive/

Hobo Radio is part of the Peak Sloth Podcast Network. Hear more shows at PeakSloth.com.

Silver Linings Playback 9 – A Wrinkle in Time

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Joel Murphy and Andy McIntyre are continuing their quest to watch maligned movies in hopes of finding a silver lining.

For the month of June, they are watching blockbuster films that were meant to be the start of franchises … but weren’t.

To close out the month, they are examining Ava DuVernay’s 2018 adaptation of Madeleine L’Engl’s novel A Wrinkle in Time. Despite being a Disney film with a big name supporting cast, it lost money at the box office. Joel and Andy try to figure out why it wasn’t a bigger success.

Theme Song: “Bankin’” by Bronson Scott

Silver Linings Playback is part of the Peak Sloth Podcast Network. Hear more shows at PeakSloth.com.