April 18th, 2018 · 121 minutes
This week’s episode has lots of really good follow-up. Follow-up on accents, Face ID, how Roderick records, and Merlin’s new internet friend.
John provides much-requested follow-up on Twitter’s recently announced changes. This leads to a broader discussion of free speech and platform ownership.
John and Merlin embarrass their families, fret about Disney, and talk about some excellent Simpsons lines.
Combed, biscuits, chicken, yellow, mailman…very good.
(Recorded on Tuesday, April 9, 2018.)
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Dialect coach Erik Singer takes a look at idiolects, better known as the specific way one individual speaks. To best break down this concept, Erik analyzes some actors playing real people. Just how close was Jamie Foxx's Ray Charles? What about Cate Blanchett's portrayal of Bob Dylan? Is Daniel Day-Lewis' Lincoln accurate?
Dialect coach Erik Singer analyzes the accents of some of Hollywood's biggest names. How accurate were they really?
Dialect coach Erik Singer analyzes some of the most famous "constructed languages" in movie and television history. Which real-life languages inspired "conlangs" like Klingon and Dothraki?
Annie Onishi, general surgery resident at Columbia University, takes a look at emergency room and operating room scenes from a variety of television shows and movies and breaks down how accurate they really are. Would the adrenaline scene from Pulp Fiction actually play out that way? Is all that medical jargon we hear in shows like Grey's Anatomy and House true-to-life? Is removing a bullet really a cure-all for a gunshot wound?
Apps of a Feather…Stick Together
The Motion Picture Production Code was the set of industry moral guidelines that was applied to most United States motion pictures released by major studios from 1930 to 1968.