Episode 5: Cold War Homefront

LISTEN TO EPISODE FIVE HERE Welcome to Season 3 of Lies Agreed Upon, a podcast about Hollywood and history.  I’m Lia Paradis. And I’m Brian Crim.  It’s kind of a cliche to say we all lived through the Cold War. Sure, we lived with the specter of nuclear annihilation hanging over our heads, but truthContinue reading “Episode 5: Cold War Homefront”

Episode Four: It’s The End Of The World As We Know It

LISTEN TO EPISODE FOUR HERE Welcome to Lies Agreed Upon. The podcast about Hollywood and history.  I’m Lia Paradis And I’m Brian Crim.  We thought that everyone deserved a feel good episode full of rainbows and unicorns! But instead, we’re going to talk about thermonuclear annihilation again. Because if there’s anything we’re about, it’s givingContinue reading “Episode Four: It’s The End Of The World As We Know It”

Episode 3: A MAD, MAD World

LISTEN TO EPISODE THREE HERE Welcome to Season 3 of Lies Agreed Upon, a podcast about Hollywood and history.  I’m Lia Paradis. And I’m Brian Crim.  Remember this past Spring when, just a few days into the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Vladimir Putin essentially threatened the nuclear annihilation of the Western world, as if nukesContinue reading “Episode 3: A MAD, MAD World”

Episode 2: Who Can You Trust?

LISTEN TO EPISODE TWO HERE Welcome to Season 3 of Lies Agreed Upon, the podcast about Hollywood and history. I’m Lia Paradis.   And I’m Brian Crim.  Lia, try this thought experiment on for size. I know it’s hard, but can you imagine living in a society that is ostensibly a democracy but secret forces areContinue reading “Episode 2: Who Can You Trust?”

Episode 1: He May Be A Communist!

LISTEN TO EPISODE ONE HERE! Welcome to Lies Agreed Upon. I’m Lia Paradis.  And I’m Brian Crim. It’s so great to finally be back for season 3! We’ve been very gratified to hear from listeners that they’ve missed us. And we’re very excited to be a partner on the New Books Network now. We hopeContinue reading “Episode 1: He May Be A Communist!”

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!”