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Episode 101 - Never Back Down
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This week on the pod the doves talk about dancing, freeing horses, and stubborn perseverance. It's the 2009 Andrea Arnold film FISH TANK.

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Nov 25

1 hr 9 min

The gang talks about the pain of fitting in, growing up, growing apart, and skincare in this episode on the 2001 film GHOST WORLD! www.swimfanspod.com

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Nov 18

1 hr 14 min

The crew gets together to talk salad dressing, modern social alienation, lived-in city spaces and gay mindset in 1992 Tsai Ming-liang film REBELS OF THE NEON GOD! www.swimfanspod.com

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Nov 11

1 hr 4 min

Craig goes solo for his birthday to talk failure in the 2018 science fiction film ANNIHILATION.   www.swimfanspod.com

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Nov 4

38 min 52 sec

On this Anime Club mini, Josh and Craig are joined by Corryn Moe to talk Satoshi Kon's 2006 animated feature PAPRIKA. www.swimfanspod.com

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Oct 31

47 min 27 sec

Cher is a type of molecular acid, sci-fi/horror is a difficult balance to strike, and the vision of the working class in the far future are among what the gang discusses in this Bloodbath finale: the 1979 Ridley Scott film ALIEN! www.swimfanspod.com

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Oct 28

1 hr 16 min

On the third episode of Bloodbath, the doves discuss the Thriller Triangle, movies about processing trauma and reaffirm their status as the premiere Michelle Pfeiffer Stan Accounts with regards to 2000’s WHAT LIES BENEATH!

Oct 21

1 hr 6 min

The lads travel to Hell, spending the whole trip talking about the razor's edge of taste in horror film, the rise of horror-adventure, and being little treasure-hunter guys. This is 2014's AS ABOVE SO BELOW! www.swimfanspod.com

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Oct 14

1 hr 5 min

On our third annual Bloodbath we're joined by friend & illustrator Danielle Pinette (@hemorrhedge) to talk Dario Argento, subconscious undead drives, and why NOT to fill your refrigerator with zombies. It's the seminal George A. Romero picture DAWN OF THE DEAD

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Oct 7

1 hr 20 min

It's Britney, binch. This week, the Swimlads take a road trip with the unfairly maligned 2002 Britney Spears film Crossroads. swimfanspod.com

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Sep 30

1 hr 4 min

The lads are joined by graphic designer Carina Taylor to rave about Laura Dern and discuss the quietly realistic horrors of Joyce Chopra's 1985 film SMOOTH TALK!  www.swimfanspod.com

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Sep 24

1 hr 20 min

The reviews are in: 2002 Charles Stone III film DRUMLINE absolutely owns.   www.swimfanpod.com

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Sep 16

1 hr 11 min

This week, the Swimfans talk dark comedies, the Scream franchise, and even a little bit about bank robbery in 2001's cheerleader-gone-bad flick SUGAR & SPICE!   www.swimfanspod.com

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Sep 9

56 min 51 sec

This week, the Swimfans escape Sacramento and meet the worst type of guy at college. It's Greta Gerwig's hit directorial debut LADY BIRD. www.swimfanspod.com

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Sep 2

52 min 50 sec

This week, the princesses are joined again by Matthew Tucciarone of our sister-father podcast Heroes Three to teach the concept of futility to computers in 1983’s WARGAMES! swimfanspod.com

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Aug 27

1 hr 7 min

Welcome to the Blue Ether Zone. The Swimfans talk posting, the horror of growing up, and their firm stance against red ether in 2001 film ALL ABOUT LILY CHOU-CHOU.  swimfanspod.com

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Aug 19

1 hr 14 min

The lads are once again joined by co-host and player on Critical Bits, Struggle Session film correspondent, and critic and video essayist Shannon Strucci to discuss queer Draculas, film noir and the hapless charm of Holly Martins in 1949’s THE THIRD MAN!  swimfanspod.com

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Aug 12

1 hr 10 min

Your favorite online radio ghouls form a cult in their tastefully-appointed parlor to discuss portrayal of old-timey gay people, mental illness, and movies that are Just Moods in 1943's THE SEVENTH VICTIM! swimfanspod.com

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Aug 5

1 hr 2 min

In this episode about the Lynch-produced and Herzog-directed 2009 film MY SON, MY SON, WHAT HAVE YE DONE?, the princesses talk filmic texture, the virtue (and perhaps vice) of being such an idiosyncratic product, and the Medium Is the Message Horseshoe Theory.  swimfanspod.com @swimfanspod

Jul 29

54 min 40 sec

In this mini-episode Alex & Craig are once again joined by podcast big brother Joel to discuss the increasing egomania of Sylvester Stallone and the four insane Rambo: First Blood sequels. swimfanspod.com

Jul 27

1 hr 10 min

On darling Alex’s third birthday ever, the princesses talk mixed political messaging, expert genre-shifting, the genius of Sly, and inevitably, Metal Gear Solid in landmark 1982 film FIRST BLOOD!   swimfanspod.com

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Jul 23

1 hr 18 min

This week the lads are joined by returning guest Joel Hocking to discuss arthouse sensibility in a dad movie package and cool vs. uncool gunfights in the straightest action movie ever made: Michael Mann’s 1995 film HEAT!

Jul 16

1 hr 11 min

This week on CRUEL SUMMER, three beautiful queens discuss the philosophy of money being the root of evil and how we’re all pawns of fate in the 1984 neo-noir Coen brothers film, BLOOD SIMPLE!  

Jul 8

1 hr 8 min

 This week, the lads chase down Akira Kurosawa’s 1949 film STRAY DOG while discussing buddy cop films, the erotics of baseball, and the value of finding moments of quiet in movies.  swimfanspod.com

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Jul 2

1 hr 8 min

A trio of true Humpheads get together to talk about a portrait of a toxic relationship in Nicholas Ray’s 1950 film IN A LONELY PLACE!  swimfanspod.com  

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Jun 24

1 hr 1 min

 On this episode of Cruel Summer, the Swimlads are joined by Ghost Divers and Ornate Stairwells cohost Niamh Schönherr to get absolutely schooled in Yakuza film with 1993 Takeshi Kitano film SONATINE! 

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Jun 17

1 hr 15 min

  The princesses do a little digital sortilege to divine order, meaning, and Josh Brolin appreciation out of the dreamlike chaos of PT Anderson’s underrated 2014 masterpiece INHERENT VICE!

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Jun 10

1 hr 8 min

  The lads talk homoeroticism in complicated male relationships while remaining the biggest Naomi Watts fans on the block in the first episode of CRUEL SUMMER: 2007 David Cronenberg’s EASTERN PROMISES!  swimfanspod.com  @swimfanspod  

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Jun 3

1 hr 8 min

Three rude snowmen with crude ‘tudes sit down to discuss the functions of slasher films, the virtues of workmen filmmakers, and knife movies in 1984’s FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE FINAL CHAPTER!

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May 27

1 hr 7 min

 It is impossible to engage with this film without talking about American politics, so if that’s not of interest, skip this one! The lads talk character framing and villainous protags in 1999’s ELECTION!

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May 20

1 hr 1 min

   As you fit your headphones into your ears, you mumble to yourself “Sphinx of Black Quartz, Judge My Vow”. The lads talk emotional and symbolic emptiness in 2005’s THE CHUMSCRUBBER.  swimfanspod.com  @swimfanspod 

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May 13

1 hr 10 min

  The lads return to their erotic thriller roots to sift through a series of baffling, sleazy choices in 1992’s POISON IVY!  swimfanspod.com  @swimfanspod 

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May 6

1 hr 5 min

  This week, your favorite misery chicks come together to talk goths, the social folly of ambitious school projects and the metaphor between lycanthropy and coming of age in 2000's horror-dark comedy GINGER SNAPS!  swimfanspod.com  @swimfanspod

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Apr 29

56 min 45 sec

 If you bring me Craig’s hands, I have one Craig Token to dispense. The lads discuss the boundaries and limitations of family ties and a kind of hopeful bleakness in 2010’s WINTER’S BONE!     swimfanspod.com 

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Apr 23

1 hr 6 min

Do not think about the egg. Embrace the egg. The pod people discuss glowing cone men, the body snatcher concept as it applies to the American military, and share their love of practical effects in 1993’s BODY SNATCHERS.  swimfanspod.com 

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Apr 15

1 hr 9 min

The princesses get a little satanic and eat each other’s boyfriends while discussing the curse of a movie being made in the aughts in 2009’s JENNIFER’S BODY!  swimfanspod.com 

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Apr 8

58 min 40 sec

The boys sit down for a fireside chat about physical media collections, both practically and philosophically.

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Apr 5

36 min 50 sec

  We’re 30, baby! On the third Josh Birthday episode, we return to 2017 and Masaaki Yuasa to discuss life, love and underwear in THE NIGHT IS SHORT, WALK ON GIRL! (Listen til the very end for an easter egg)  swimfanspod.com  @swimfanspod

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Apr 1

1 hr 7 min

Many are asking, and no, we won’t be signing the pledge asking us to be ungroovy. This week on the pod we discuss nicknames, the hateful crab menace, and the potential value of transition rituals in this episode on 1993’s DAZED AND CONFUSED!   @swimfanspod  swimfanspod.com 

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Mar 25

1 hr

This week on Swimfans, it's a conversation about the devaluation of the female gaze, fanfiction tropes, and yearning to hold hands. Sparkle along with us as we talk about 2008's TWILIGHT!   @swimfanspod   swimfanspod.com  

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Mar 18

1 hr 4 min

This week, on another homo episode of Swimfans, the lads talk being young and disaffected in LA, static camerawork, and the remarkable phenomenon of queer teen props in 1993’s TOTALLY F***ED UP!

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Mar 11

1 hr 2 min

This week, the lads take a trip back to before fun was invented to spend a little time talking the desire for touch and American small-town ennui in 1971's THE LAST PICTURE SHOW!  swimfanspod.com

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Mar 4

1 hr 2 min

  This week, the Swimfans drag Carlos away from the Heroes Three nest to discuss nuzzling your pals, action in cinema, and the overall Sukeban Deka canon in 2006's YO-YO GIRL COP!  swimfanspod.com  @swimfanspod

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Feb 25

1 hr 12 min

  Dear Listeners: In the episode about 2018's LOVE, SIMON, Bathsheba Linebreak, Hypnos and Craig Neeson discuss coming out stories and various facets of gay media.   Love, Swimfans  swimfanspod.com  @swimfanspod 

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Feb 18

1 hr 9 min

Alex and Swimfans All-Star, Matthew Tucciarone bring you: 20 Dad Rock Greats and discussions about ramblin', burnin', calling your mama to tell her about the trouble you're in, Jack Black, Guitar Hero, and just endless solos.

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Feb 16

1 hr 42 min

 We’ve got Nixonmania, baby!!! The podcast princesses tug on their Dunst Caps and spend at least 18.5 minutes not making Deep Throat jokes in the 1999 political satire DICK!  swimfanspod.com 

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Feb 11

56 min 36 sec

  In the distance, you hear the song of the summer: "Swimfans Finally Does HEATHERS" by Big Fun! The lads are joined by co-host and player on Critical Bits, Struggle Session film correspondent, and critic and video essayist Shannon Strucci to talk aestheticizing mental illness, some quality Winona looks, and stud puppies.

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Feb 4

1 hr 11 min

  This week on the pod, Josh and Alex start the hottest dancing crew on the west coast! Craig? Oh, so - about Craig, you’re gonna want to sit down for this - he died off camera with a backpack full of Pokémon cards. It’s Omarion and Marques Houston in the 2004 dance film YOU GOT SERVED

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Jan 28

59 min 23 sec

Josh and Alex turn 16 and begin their whimsical journey as witches. Craig on the other hand is a filthy, filthy little pig; an awful, depraved little brother with cake frosting engorged in his throat. It's the 1989 female gaze film TEEN WITCH!  swimfanspod.com 

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Jan 21

57 min 58 sec

 The Swimfans take a trip to Minnesota to compete - and die - in the Sarah Rose Cosmetics Mount Rose American Teen Princess Pageant. That's right, it's the 1999 mockumentary DROP DEAD GORGEOUS.

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Jan 14

53 min 12 sec