Episode 12 is live!

Do you need the new Rad Carpet as much as we need you to need the new Rad Carpet?

Thom, Whalen, and CJ5K are back to confide in one another over the films of Nicole Holofcener, starting with her 1996 debut film Walking and Talking and 2001’s Lovely and Amazing. The guys then break out the brushes for another installment of Carpet Cleaning, here rewatching and reassessing Bryan Singer’s out-of-nowhere hit The Usual Suspects.

What do you, our fellow Carpeteers, think of these Holofcener films? Which speaks to you more, the lowkey 90s time capsule of Walking and Talking or the more ambitious ensemble project Lovely and Amazing? Do the serpentine plot and neo-noir thrills of Usual Suspects still reel you in?

Have a look at our recently revised viewing schedule for the remainder 2017. We’ll continue our discussion of Holofcener next episode by watching and discussing her three most recent films, 2006’s Friends With Money, 2011’s Please Give, and 2013’s Enough Said. And get ready for next month, when we’ll take a u-turn from Holofcener’s quiet adult dramas and run head-on into the intense, troubling work of German filmmaker Werner Herzog, beginning with 1972’s Aquirre, the Wrath of God and 1974’s The Enigma of Kasper Hauser.

If you’re looking for ways to contribute to the pod and help us continue to unfurl the Carpet with pride, head over to our pages on iTunes and Stitcher and throw us a rating and review–we’d really appreciate it.

Happy listening and happy viewing… stay rad!

Enjoy Episode 11!

The latest episode of The Rad Carpet is a genetically modified super pod!

Join Thom, Whalen, and CJ5000 as they deliver delicious takes on the English-language works of Bong Joon-ho, including 2013’s surprise hit Snowpiercer and the brand new Netflix exclusive Okja. The Carpeteers then jump the rails for a “Wall To Wall Carpet” segment wherein they discuss some broader themes and concerns in Bong’s work at large. But first, they transfer to the Darjeeling Limited for another game of “In or Out?”, weighing the merits of Oscar winners Adrien Brody and Angelica Huston.  

The Rad Carpet is an all-inclusive club, so please do share your takes in the comments section below. Does Snowpiercer still chug away at full speed so many years removed from the initial hype? Does Okja reach the heights of Bong’s Korean-language prime? Are you walking down a lonely Brode by being “in” on Adrien?

Have a look at our recently revised viewing schedule for the remainder 2017. We’re stoked to shake things up next month as we discuss the films of Nicole Holefcener, known both for her writing and directing work on milestone TV hits like Sex and the City, Gilmore Girls, and Six Feet Under and for her acclaimed feature films. Next episode, we’ll kick off Holefcener month with 1996’s Walking and Talking and 2001’s Lovely & Amazing. 

If you’re looking for ways to contribute to the pod and help us continue to unfurl the Carpet with pride, head over to our pages on iTunes and Stitcher and throw us a rating and review–we’d really appreciate it.

Happy listening and happy movie-ing… stay rad!