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168 minutes | Feb 22, 2021
The B.E.E. Podcast - 2/21/21 - Griffin Dunne - SILVER
The official confirmation of Matt Kelner's fate only deepens Bret's doubt and suspicion in Part 13 of The Shards. Actor/Director/Producer Griffin Dunne and Bret discuss making After Hours with Martin Scorsese, starring alongside Madonna in Who's That Girl and the endlessly complicated relationship between Griffin's father and uncle.
161 minutes | Feb 8, 2021
The B.E.E. Podcast - 2/7/21 - Alison Martino - SILVER
Bret is spellbound by a sudden new glamor radiating from Susan Reynolds and enraged after an encounter with Robert Mallory on the bleachers in Part 12 of The Shards. Writer/Producer/Historian Alison Martino and Bret discuss her dad's unusual route to landing a role in The Godfather, the sad evaporation of mall culture and the current architectural demise of the Sunset Strip.
159 minutes | Jan 25, 2021
The B.E.E. Podcast - 1/24/21 - Young Kim - SILVER
A torrid weekend of sex does little to distract Bret from his rising fear and paranoia in Part 11 of The Shards. Writer Young Kim and Bret discuss living with Malcolm McLaren, writing A Year on Earth with Mr. Hell and narcissism as a necessary component of success in the arts.
248 minutes | Jan 11, 2021
The B.E.E. Podcast - 1/10/21 - Question Festival - SILVER
Robert Mallory makes a disturbing admission to Bret during a bizarre night out on Melrose in Part 10 of The Shards. Bret spends the final evening of 2020 fielding a wide range of secret questions submitted by listeners.
164 minutes | Dec 28, 2020
The B.E.E. Podcast - 12/27/20 - Amanda Milius - SILVER
Bret arrives excited for an important lunch meeting but leaves shaken and perplexed in Part 9 of The Shards. Filmmaker Amanda Milius and Bret discuss the unheralded streaming success of her documentary The Plot Against the President, the glaring lack of neutrality in the American news media and rising from eager campaign volunteer all the way to the State Department.
156 minutes | Dec 14, 2020
The B.E.E. Podcast - 12/13/20 - Aaron Kaufman - SILVER
A party is planned for Buckley's newest arrival and Bret ends up hungover and humiliated in Part 8 of The Shards. Producer/Director Aaron Kaufman and Bret discuss the sad state of independent film finance, the compelling technique of Nicolas Cage and the many hits and misses of Sidney Lumet.
162 minutes | Nov 29, 2020
The B.E.E. Podcast - 11/29/20 - Gigi Levangie - SILVER
Bret receives a tempting offer during an unexpected phone call and navigates a minefield of paranoia in Part 7 of The Shards. Writer Gigi Levangie and Bret discuss coming of age in working class Hollywood, nursing an aversion to authority and the sometimes strange struggle for script credit.
163 minutes | Nov 15, 2020
The B.E.E. Podcast - 11/15/20 - Sean Durkin - SILVER
An odd pursuit down Ventura Boulevard culminates near the food court at the Sherman Oaks Galleria in Part 6 of Bret's new serial memoir. Filmmaker Sean Durkin and Bret discuss the autobiographical elements of The Nest, Hitchcock's The Birds as a crude vision of Hell and the complicated culpability of sex cult followers.
128 minutes | Nov 1, 2020
The B.E.E. Podcast - 11/1/20 - Halloween Timewarp - SILVER
A bloody desecration in the library courtyard and a captivating stranger's sudden arrival cast a grim shade of unease over the first day of Bret's senior year at Buckley in Part 5 of his new serial memoir. We then travel from 1981 to 2014 as Bret discusses horror with one of the genre's contemporary masters.
154 minutes | Oct 19, 2020
The B.E.E. Podcast - 10/19/20 - Bruce Wagner - SILVER
The summer of 1981 is coming to a close with something strange about a pool house in Encino and a mysterious beam of light in Part 4 of Bret's new serial memoir. Writer Bruce Wagner and Bret discuss releasing Bruce's new novel into the public domain, the creative perils of publishing fiction in 2020 and losing interest in Woody Allen.Get Bruce's new novel The Marvel Universe for free here:https://www.brucewagner.la(cut and paste the link into your browser if you can't click on it)
169 minutes | Oct 4, 2020
The B.E.E. Podcast - 10/4/20 - Eugene Kotlyarenko - SILVER
A pool party and peculiar parents mark 1981 Bret's final days without fear in Part 3 of his new serial memoir. Filmmaker Eugene Kotlyarenko and Bret discuss cultivating tension from society's relationship with contemporary technology in Spree, the transgressive revelation of Kubrick's A Clockwork Orange and talking to Warren Beatty about his impressive range in The Parallax View.
171 minutes | Sep 20, 2020
The B.E.E. Podcast - 9/20/20 - Peter Bart - SILVER
Bret Easton Ellis returns to the desire and doom of 1981 in Part 2 of his new serial memoir. Film Producer/Writer Peter Bart and Bret discuss turning genre fiction into elevated cinema, running Paramount Pictures with Robert Evans and clashing with Elaine May.
170 minutes | Sep 6, 2020
The B.E.E. Podcast - 9/6/20 - Walter Kirn - SILVER
Bret Easton Ellis reveals his reasons for revisiting the dark days of 1981 Los Angeles in Part 1 of his new serial memoir. Writer Walter Kirn and Bret discuss the faded archetype of the classic American novelist, drinking hard in Montana and Ivy League deconstructionism damaging your love of literature.
160 minutes | Aug 23, 2020
The B.E.E. Podcast - 8/23/20 - Tom Cruise Deep Dive Part 2: Dive Deeper with Nic Pizzolatto - SILVER
Bret Easton Ellis talks about days full of death during the season of the virus and the new Go-Go's documentary. Writer Nic Pizzolatto and Bret continue their close look at the life and work of Tom Cruise. Part 2 of 2.
116 minutes | Aug 9, 2020
The B.E.E. Podcast - 8/9/20 - Tom Cruise Deep Dive with Nic Pizzolatto - Part 1 - SILVER
Bret Easton Ellis talks about What We Do in the Shadows, Elvis and Ann-Margret in Viva Las Vegas and the silver screen adaptation of The Painted Bird. Writer Nic Pizzolatto and Bret closely examine the life and work of Tom Cruise. Part 1 of 2.
154 minutes | Aug 4, 2020
The B.E.E. Podcast - Freebie Episode - Chuck Palahniuk
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144 minutes | Jul 26, 2020
The B.E.E. Podcast - 7/26/20 - Chris Paul Guest Hosts - SILVER
Bret Easton Ellis talks about albums from The Cars, Fleetwood Mac, Bruce Springsteen and Prince and the indelible summer memories they formed in him forever. Writer/Podcaster Chris Paul guest hosts as he and Bret discuss the murky boundaries between entertainment and journalism, the subversive sensibilities of The Godfather and film criticism as a cultural time capsule. Patreon Season 4 premiere.
143 minutes | Jul 12, 2020
The B.E.E. Podcast - 7/12/20 - Rufus Wainwright - SILVER
Bret Easton Ellis does a mid-year roundup of movies and television shows he has enjoyed so far in 2020, including The Crown, ZeroZeroZero and Pixar's Onward. Rufus Wainwright and Bret discuss signing with a major label in a bygone artistic era, being disliked by Liza Minnelli and checking into rehab after consulting Elton John.
150 minutes | Jun 23, 2020
The B.E.E. Podcast - 6/23/20 - Solo Bret - SILVER
Bret Easton Ellis talks about the rigid ideological conformity surrounding the eventful last few weeks in America and the remorseful Ad Rock of the Beastie Boys. Bret reviews Josephine Decker's Shirley Jackson "biopic" Shirley (2020) and the recent Netflix action film Extraction (2020).
166 minutes | Jun 7, 2020
The B.E.E. Podcast - 6/7/20 - Justine Bateman - SILVER
Bret Easton Ellis talks about the new Valley Girl remake, revisits the original from 1983 and reviews Never Rarely Sometimes Always (2020). Justine Bateman and Bret discuss dealing with the professional impact of the season of the virus, ideology permeating film festivals and gaining massive fame from Family Ties.
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