Back in the USSR

EPISODE EIGHT PODCAST Welcome to Season 2 of Lies Agreed Upon, the podcast that looks at how Hollywood uses history to talk about today.  I’m Lia Paradis. And I’m Brian Crim.  Over this season we’ve traveled the world and looked at actual revolutions as well as social revolutions and failed revolts. Here, in our finalContinue reading “Back in the USSR”

Workers of the World Unite!

EPISODE SEVEN PODCAST Welcome to Season 2 of Lies Agreed Upon, the podcast that looks at how Hollywood uses history to talk about today.  I’m Lia Paradis. And I’m Brian Crim.  Last episode we talked about social revolution, a different thing altogether from the sort of violent political upheaval bringing about regime change or throwingContinue reading “Workers of the World Unite!”

Votes for Women . . . And More!

EPISODE SIX PODCAST Welcome to Season 2 of Lies Agreed Upon, the podcast that looks at how Hollywood uses history to talk about today.  I’m Lia Paradis. And I’m Brian Crim.  So far this season we’ve covered violent, political revolutions that toppled old regimes and erected new ones, sometimes with radically different ideological underpinnings. WeContinue reading “Votes for Women . . . And More!”

“Westerners do not have answers anymore”

EPISODE FIVE PODCAST Welcome to Season 2 of Lies Agreed Upon, the podcast that looks at how Hollywood uses history to talk about today.  I’m Lia Paradis. And I’m Brian Crim.  This is our second episode on a theme we call “Covering the Revolution” – a subgenre of films popular in the 80s in whichContinue reading ““Westerners do not have answers anymore””

¡Viva La Revolucion!

EPISODE FOUR PODCAST Welcome to Season 2 of Lies Agreed Upon, the podcast that looks at how Hollywood uses history to talk about today.  I’m Lia Paradis. And I’m Brian Crim.  In our first three episodes this season on revolutions and revolutionaries we took on the big one – the American Revolution. And boy, thereContinue reading “¡Viva La Revolucion!”

Revolution! The Musical

EPISODE THREE PODCAST Welcome to Season 2 of Lies Agreed Upon, the podcast that looks at how Hollywood uses history to talk about today.  I’m Lia Paradis. And I’m Brian Crim.  In our first two episodes of the season, we looked at 4 tv series, all about the Revolutionary War.  In this episode, we’re stillContinue reading “Revolution! The Musical”

History from Below

EPISODE TWO PODCAST Welcome to Lies Agreed Upon, the podcast that looks at how Hollywood uses history to talk about today.  I’m Lia Paradis. And I’m Brian Crim.  In the first episode of our second season on revolutions and rebellions, we began by looking at 2 miniseries about the American Revolution – HBO’s John Adams,Continue reading “History from Below”

Episode 7&8: Science Fiction and 9/11

Welcome to Lies Agreed Upon, the podcast that looks at how film and television use history to talk about today.  I’m Lia Paradis And I’m Brian Crim.  Every one of us tries to make sense of our current world by telling versions of history that seem to put the puzzle pieces together, or offer theContinue reading “Episode 7&8: Science Fiction and 9/11”