Another Kind of Distance: A Time Travel, Twin Peaks, Film, Comics, Nostalgia & History Podcast
About This Show
Show Info: Elise Moore and David Fiore aspire to cover every time travel film ever made (in this continuum, at least). Together, we'll dive deeply and dialogically into this eternally compelling genre. Our discussions will draw from philosophy, psychology, anthropology, history, narratology, and aesthetic theory. We'll even try to wrap our minds around the physics, when the films demand it. It's an ode to paramours and paradox by two people who really give a flux. But wait! There's more! This is also the home of: Ben-Days of Our Lives: A Comics Nostalgia First of all, we know, we know we're not using the term “Ben Days,” or “Ben Day Dots,” with any great precision. If you want to dig into the history of comic book dots, and what they do and don't have to do with a process invented by a man named Ben Day, here's a great series of blog posts on the topic: https://legionofandy.com/2013/06/03/roy-lichtenstein-the-man-who-didnt-paint-benday-dots/ Also, the name of our podcast, and attendant imagery, is probably making you think of an earlier era of comic books than the one we're going to begin by treating: the 1980s. The emphasis is on the “days of our lives” part rather than the “Ben Days” part. Then why have we got the “Ben Days” part? Because Dave really likes puns, and because we both like the serialized, soap opera elements of the superhero comics of our childhoods. Hello! We are David Fiore and Elise Moore, a couple of grad school dropouts, born in 1974 and 1975 respectively, with positively Proustian attachments to the superhero comics we read in the 80s. Dave, however, went really crazy for a few years and also read a ton of comics from the 1960s during this period, so it's possible that one day we'll stray outside the 80s. But in the meantime, we've got a lot of 80s titles we want to get through. Such as: the Wolfman/Perez New Teen Titans Amethyst (first mini-series and ongoing series) The Daring New Adventure of Supergirl Grant Morrison's Animal Man We don't know much of anything about comic books from the 90s onward, so we'll try not to refer to them too much, because we'll just sound curmudgeonly. Whereas we'd prefer the tone of this podcast to be celebratory. We both have backgrounds in textual analysis, which we've also applied on our first podcast as a team, ANOTHER KIND OF DISTANCE: A TIME TRAVEL PODCAST, where we look at time tr.