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Cows in the field
A movie podcast inspired by a Werner Herzog quote, “We have to articulate ourselves, otherwise we would be cows in the field.” Hosted by Justin Khoo (professor of philosophy at MIT) and Laura Khoo (art historian turned fundraiser).
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5.0 stars from 38 ratings
Consistently insightful and thought-provoking discussions of interesting films from a variety of genres. I find the conversations deepen my understanding of the particular films discussed, and demonstrate how to thoughtfully engage with film and popular media in a serious, but approachable way.
Mootownsnacker via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/04/23
This podcast rules! Can’t recommend it highly enough, it’s one of the very best movie podcasts available now. Justin, Laura and their guests are endlessly listenable. Fantastic for helping us better appreciate the ideas at work in the movies we love, and for rediscovering forgotten movies that...Read full review »
Tim Smartt via Apple Podcasts · Australia · 12/12/22
A Favorite
Love this show and the thoughtful way that they take movies seriously. High in my rotation, along with Blank Check, Bloodhouse, and This Had Oscar Buzz.
NJinLA via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/14/22
Recent Episodes
Our guest Matt Strohl (Philosophy, Montana; author of Why It's OK to Love Bad Movies) thinks Richard Kelly's 2009 film THE BOX is due for a critical reappraisal, and we agree. We talk about altruism, self-deception, faith, freedom, Hell, Sartre, and why this is a freaking Christmas movie! Buckle...
Published 05/26/23
Welcoming back Carly Severn, we take a moment to indulge in Michael Mann's existential police / serial killer drama Manhunter. We talk about the film's distinctive use of unexpected style to convey the inner lives of its characters, the film's (and Mann's overall) focus on the individual rather...
Published 05/12/23
Published 05/12/23
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