Weaponization of government, Bad movies

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Sunlight shines on the U.S. Capitol building on Capitol Hill in Washington.
In this Nov. 2, 2020, file photo sunlight shines on the U.S. Capitol building on Capitol Hill in Washington. Patrick Semansky/AP Photo

A journalist and a history professor help us better understand claims from Congress’ Weaponization of Government Subcommittee. Then, we talk to a film professor about the movies that are so bad that they’re good.

Featured in this Show

  • How much evidence is there of government weaponization?

    The US House of Representative’s Weaponization of Government Subcommittee has made some bold claims about the actions of the FBI and US Justice Department. We compare the claims to the committees’ testimony so far and get some historical perspective on the purpose and power of similar legislative investigations.

  • Why viewers like bad, low-budget movies

    The movie “Cocaine Bear” is the latest example of a low budget movie to draw commercial success. A film professor who teaches on “trash cinema” joins us to explore why viewers like movies that don’t fit traditional Hollywood standards.

Episode Credits

  • Lee Rayburn Host
  • Sarah Hopefl Technical Director
  • Lee Rayburn Producer
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Sophia Cai Guest
  • John Cooper Guest
  • Jocelyn Szczepaniak-Gillece Guest

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