The Shawshank Redemption

The Shawshank Redemption

In the premiere episode, Joe declares Frank Darabont’s late blooming classic to be an overwrought opus while he and Alan try to figure out where redemption can be found in the American prison-industrial complex. The second part of the podcast features a fantastic forgotten classic you’ll be sure to love.

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2 Comments on "The Shawshank Redemption"

  • Tim Langan

    Great job lads, your blog for me, was fun and entertaining.
    Not sure if I would have gone with the hour format in your review.
    I personally loved Shawshank Redemption, as for me, it is a very powerful movie.
    Also, relative to your thoughts and comments, I suspect that you guys have never stayed in the deep south for any length of time.
    Having family and having been to the Carolina’s on numerous occasions, I can assure you that the level of hard core Catholocism in the Bible belt is so over the top, that is beyond belief. Only, if you had experienced this first hand, could you be expected to grasp the level of overwhelming depravity within these communities and unquestioning belief in God and specific subjects, which is probably why you are feeling spoon fed some of the details in the story.
    Either way, I enjoyed your blog very much. I would think that if I had a personal critique to offer to you both, I would suggest to try to cut down your format down to a 30 minute limit on segments, as most people have very limited time and more importantly, very short attention spans. I found myself starting to fidget about 18 minutes through and for this reason, would consider going with a 30 minute format, offering 15 minutes to your feature and 15 minutes to your “alternate” choice.
    Just my two cents for what it is worth.

    • JoE

      Hey Tim, thanks for listening. We’re trying our best to be as concise as possible and not be repetitive. We’re really trying to keep future episodes under the hour mark (ideally a 45 min MAX). Thanks for the constructive criticism!

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