578: Civil War (2024)
This ep we’re covering the new Alex Garland dystopian action movie, Civil War, in theaters now.
On one hand this movie is right up this podcast’s alley: it feels post-apocalyptic and it’s a harrowing, thought-provoking story with great characters, thrilling sequences, and a lot of heart. On the other hand, it hits so close to home in the most disturbing way, and it provokes political discussion that might not be everyone’s cup of tea. We usually avoid talking politics on the podcast. I like that The Walking Dead and The Last of Us are something for people from different political backgrounds to connect on! But in this episode, with this movie, we went there. So there’s your warning. I think we handled it respectfully and thoughtfully, but you guys will have to be the judge, should you choose to listen!

Happy to be joined this week by David and long-time listener Jim as Lucy unpacks boxes at her new house (!), and we’ll be back to the WD rewatch next week!

Announcement: Karen, David, and I (Jason) are excited to be headed to Scotland this summer to hang out with Lucy and Peter, and we’d love to meet any of you guys who are in the area or can get there. We’ll be hanging out at an as-yet-to-be-determined pub in Glasgow on Wednesday July 17. Join us! More details to come soon.

Announcement #2: Have you seen Fallout on Amazon? It’s pretty great. It’s a post-apocalyptic comedy sci-fi western with a ton of style, and Ben, Jason, and Doug put out a marathon three-hour podcast covering season one. You can find that on House Podcastica here: https://podcastica.com/podcast/house-podcastica/episode/fallout-season-one

Next up: As mentioned, we’ll be back to the rewatch next week with TWD S2E8 “Nebraska”! Let us know your thoughts.