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Dawn of the Dad podcast

A man obsessed with films becomes a father. He talks to people about this and what movies to show his kids.
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Jun 15, 2018

00:00:00 - 00:19:58 - Salim's path to movie nerdom

00:19:58 - 01:00:10 - Spider-Man talk and a little Spider-Man 2 too

As always stay for the clue for next month's episode

May 3, 2018

We dove right into The Rocketeer talk and jumped around so assume spoilers throughout the episode. 

Clue to next month's episode at minute 41

Apr 12, 2018

We dove right into Dick Tracy talk and jumped around so assume spoilers throughout the episode. 

Clue to next month's episode at minute 47

Mar 20, 2018

Sean Hannan talks about how he got into movies, how he got his kids into movies and why I should get my kids into ParaNorman.

Feb 22, 2018

00:00:00 - 00:37:07 - Kurt's cinematic journey

00:37:07 - 01:12:59 - The Iron Giant talk (spoilers abound)

01:12:59 - teaser for episode 37

Jan 21, 2018

Sherwin Valerio leads discussion on his childhood favorite film, Rumble in the Bronx. Along the way we discuss Sherwin's cinematic milestones, how to introduce Jackie Chan films to kids and the craft of his choreographed fights. Stay tuned for a clue for next month's episode. 

 

Nov 11, 2017

Assume spoilers throughout. 

Oct 22, 2017

00:00:00 - 00:18:11 - Gillian's cinematic milesstones 

00:18:12 - 00:29:17 - Talking about live action Disney movies of the 1960's and 1970's with an emphasis on Blackbeard's Ghost

00:29:18 - 00:36:12 - Five live action Disney recommendations

a. Candleshoe

b. The Moon Spinners 

c. The Horse in the Grey Flannel Suit

d. Follow Me Boys

e. Freaky Friday

00:36:12 - 00:47:15 - Showing movies (and live action Disney ones specifically) to your kids

00:47:16 - 00:59:52 - final thoughts on Blackbeard's Ghost 

00:59:53 - 01:01:46 - audio clue of next month's episode

Sep 29, 2017

Fan favorite, Ben Stark of Wonder Mill Films, stops by to lead discussion on the Don Bluth influential classic film, The Secret of Nimh.

 

Don Bluth talk - 00:00 - 15:53

Secret of Nimh talk - 15:53 - 37:54

What age to show kids - 37:54 to 44:19

M Neighbor Totoro, Bee Movie, Lilo and Stitch tangent talk - 44:19 - 50.41

Final thoughts on Nimh - 50:41 - 52:47

Teaser for the next episode 52:47 - 54:18

Sep 1, 2017

00:00:00 - 00:40:30 - Patrick's life long journey with movies

00:40:31 - 01:04:00 - O Brother talk

01:04:01 - clue to next month's episode

Jun 29, 2017

00:00 - 24:00 - Rob talks about his relationship with the film (then and now) and also about the subgenre he coined as "artsy macho"

24:01 - 45:37 - Amongst tangents, talk of showing Sorcerer to a young person

45:38 - 54:51 - Spoiler talk

54:52 - musical clue to next month's episode

May 29, 2017

00:00:00 - 00:39:12 - Matt's journey into cinephilia (from child to adult) / a few tangents spearheaded by Franco

00:39:12 - 00:54:39 - Spirited Away talk

00:54:39 - 01:08: 13 - Spirited Away spoiler talk

01:08: 13 - clue to next month's episode

May 1, 2017

00:00:00 - 00:28:04 - Daniel's cinematic journey from child to present day

00:28:05 - 01:05:03 - Field of Dreams talk

01:05:04 - clue to next month's movie

 

 

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Mar 31, 2017

00:00:00 - Intro to Mitch

00:32:02 - Delicatessen talk (assume spoilers)

01:11:19 - clue to next episodes' film

 

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Feb 28, 2017

Topics discussed along the way:

subversive against Disneyfication of family entertainment, WASP elitism, and  anti-establishment in general

Barry Sonnenfeld vs Barry Levinson

The film is truly about familial bonds

 

 

Assume spoilers throughout

 

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Jan 14, 2017

In this episode we discuss the cultural zeitgeist around the film, the impact of the sequels, the new level of merchandising it spawned, pushing our cinematic boundaries when we were 12, and deeper themes in the series.

 

00:00 - 19:26 - The Planet of the Apes talk

19:27 - 1:08:10 - spoilers talk

1:08:10 - clue to next month's episode 

 

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Dec 23, 2016

00:00 - 17:20 Rob discusses his road to being a film lover

17:21 - 1:02:09 - It's a Wonderful Life talk

1:02:10 - 1:06:00 - Clue to next month's episode

 

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Nov 3, 2016

We discuss THE SANDLOT and where it fits in the pantheon of kids' sports movies, what sets it apart from other entries in its subgenre, the problem with the second half, and whether Squintz really is an American hero. 

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Oct 6, 2016

Andrew Garvin guest spots once again to discuss his favorite film of all time, 2007's RATATOUILLE. Aside from discussing its technical marvels, the dudes get into some lofty ideas influenced by their recent viewing. They include but are not limited to: an aggro interpretation of the film, the notion behind paying your dues, contrasting it to Jiro dreams and Chef's Table, and entrepreneurship and barriers to entry.

 

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Sep 13, 2016

Welcome to part II of the Akira Kurosawa + western remake! Look for part I on episode 14 (Seven Samurai + The Magnificent Seven). Dane leads discussion on how to introduce Yojimbo (1961) and A Fistful of Dollars (1967) to a young human without boring or scarring them. It's a fine line to walk but so it playing two warring gangs off of each other. 

 

Assume spoilers throughout

 

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Aug 17, 2016

Film Nerds Unlimited co-host Ben Stark drops by to discuss 1982's ET, the Amblin brand and what makes Spielberg films special. 

 

Spoilers for ET throughout the episode.

 

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Jul 19, 2016

Special guest Katie Keers comes on to talk about ALIENS on its 30th anniversary no less!  

 

Spoilers throughout. 

 

 

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Jun 13, 2016

Niraj Patil drops by to discuss 1999's THE MATRIX. Topics discussed include --but not limited to-- cyber punk, one man army films, comic book storytelling and 90's goth culture.    

 

Spoilers throughout. 

 

 

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