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”

Episode 5: September 11, 2001

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 5: September 11, 2001”

Episode 4: When We Were Terrorists

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.  We’re historians who watch way too much film and TV. And ever since graduate school whenever we see stuff that is set in the past we can’t helpContinue reading “Episode 4: When We Were Terrorists”

Episode 3: Fourth Estate Under Siege

Welcome to Lies Agreed Upon, the podcast that looks at how film and television use history to talk about today.  My name is Lia Paradis And my name is Brian Crim.  We’re historians who watch way too much film and television. And whenever stuff is set in the past we can’t help but notice thatContinue reading “Episode 3: Fourth Estate Under Siege”

Episode 2: How did we get here?

Episode Two Podcast Welcome to Lies Agreed Upon, the podcast that looks at how film and television use history to talk about today.  My name is Lia Paradis And my name is Brian Crim.  We’re historians who watch a lot of movies and TV.  And whenever stuff is set in the past, we can’t helpContinue reading “Episode 2: How did we get here?”

Episode 1: Go East Young Men

Episode One Podcast The three movies we cover in this episode are: Ridley Scott’s 2005 Crusade saga  – Kingdom of Heaven; Oliver Stone’s 2004 bio-pic – Alexander; and Zach Snyder’s 2006 extravaganza – 300. We decided to start with these because they all fall into a classic Hollywood genre: the sword and sandals epics. WhatContinue reading “Episode 1: Go East Young Men”