Podcasting / Tiny Doors & John Malkovich / Irony & Sincerity / Canadians & Australians
Welcome to Talking Turkey!
In this the inaugural episode Neil and James take some time to introduce themselves and the podcast. These two fledgling academics begin by explaining why they have decided to momentarily put their dissertations aside and start talking turkey. After contextualizing and outlining the spirit and the aims of the show the boys get right down to it in their absurd consideration of the merits of tiny doors. This little conversation opens the door to the film Being John Malkovich (www.imdb.com/title/tt0120601/), which in turn leads to a serious debate on the power, or lack of thereof, of Malkovich’s piss-poor Russian accent (www.youtube.com/watch?v=5RiuE1rWnso). Finally, the fellows move on to slightly loftier pursuits in a discussion of irony and sincerity. In wondering whether or not it is possible to attain sincerity through irony itself, the two find themselves, much to their surprise, transported to the land down-under where the Australians’ propensity for sincere irony (www.youtube.com/watch?v=xijsCcDG0Fw), and their disdain for authority (99percentinvisible.org/episode/the-c…ur-of-money-r), force Neil and James to take a long hard look in the mirror.
Enjoy the show!