Writers strike, Trashy movies

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We look at both the organized labor and entertainment business sides of the ongoing Hollywood writers strike. Then we talk to a film professor about the movies that are so bad that they’re good.

Featured in this Show

  • Understanding the Writers Guild of America strike and its impact

    We talk with a UW-Madison labor expert and an entertainment reporter about the latest in the second week of a massive Hollywood writers strike.

  • 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
  • Colleen Leahy Producer
  • Tim Peterson Producer
  • Lorin Cox Producer
  • Michael Childers Guest
  • Wendy Lee Guest
  • Jocelyn Szczepaniak-Gillece Guest

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