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Porkins Policy Radio episode 178 Emma Redmond on Vox Lux

This week my sister Emma joined me to discuss Brady Corbet’s latest film Vox Lux, which tells the story of a young girl Celeste surviving a school shooting and becoming a pop star. We started by discussing the film itself and it’s interesting narrative structure. We also touched on some of the flaws in the film. We then moved onto the main plot points and themes in the film. Emma and I discussed the role that pop music plays in our lives and how trauma and tragedy connects to it. We touched on 9/11 which plays a role throughout the film. We talked about the emptiness that personifies a lot of pop music, and the toll that takes on Celeste throughout her life. Emma talked about the “character” that a pop star has to play in public and the absence of a private self. Later we discussed the lack of a message in the movie and why this is actually a good thing. We focused on the need for many audience members to be told exactly what to think when watching a film. We touched on the phenomenon of mass shootings which often times lacks a message or meaning. Emma and I also discussed the idea that this film takes place in an alternate reality where Celeste and the school shooting exists, thus altering the course of music history. We ended by breaking down the final reveal of the film.

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Vox Lux

Vox Lux Soundtrack

PPR Bonus Podcast ep. 19 Counterpart Season 1 with Chuck Ochelli

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Chuck Ochelli and I discuss one of our favorite TV shows, the sci-fi spy thriller Counterpart. We discuss several of the show’s themes including, alternate realities, the human cost of spying, fate, and much more. This is quite a long episode that just barley scratches the surface of the complexities of this show.

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Ochelli Effect: Alternate Reality Show Transcript

From Ochelli.com

Friend of the show and fellow radio host Pearse Redmond joins Chuck to deal with the news of the day and the seemingly unreported inflation that we the rest of the people not blessed by the elite to be useful idiots like Trump are currently living through. Porkins and Chuck both start to toy with the EMF connection to the alleged Mandela Effect as they find that reality may have shifted far beyond some bears in a children’s book … What of the rise of the Police State in the face of the artificial Social landscape that replaces real conflict with fabrications via Twitter and the emerging news feed that is a frenzy burger in plastic joined with anxiety fries. alternate reality show transcript … PLUS a few new thoughts on the LIVE Shooter Drill and events connected to the most recent ugly in Florida. The Troll Farm brought to you by your friendly State Department and much more. Mike Swanson will return next week and fill in the blanks about Wall Street and other financial items.

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11 Marines affected in hazmat incident at Fort Myer near Pentagon

Here’s how much Trump wants to pay the people one governor calls ‘pistol-packing first-grade teachers’

The Broward Sheriff’s Juvenile Arrest Conspiracy Might Actually Be True

State Department Gets $40 Million to Fund New Propaganda Troll Farm

The Causes of Violence in Our Society

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