Culture Bucket
13 - Top 10 Actors Part 1

13 - Top 10 Actors Part 1

November 26, 2020

THIS. IS. HUGE. Welcome to part 1 of our first ever two parter. It's top 10 this week as, for many reasons, we couldn't constrain ourselves to just 5 actors. So listen here to hear George and Alex count down their favourite actors from 10 to 6.

Before we get to the top 10, however, we do our usual round up of the week's culture with culture catch-up and then discuss our homework assignments. Alex has been exploring other podcasts (how dare she!) and George has somehow only made time for two films this week, but they're definitely worth hearing about! So tune in, ya dig?

Links to our letterboxd and a few other places can be found in our bio, check it out to see our various film lists, kept there for posterity. Catch you on the flippity flip.

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Culture discussed in this week's culture catch-up: I'm No Longer Here, Little Monsters, George The Poet, Kanye West - Nah Nah Nah, Touche Amore - Lament, Matt Berninger - Serpentine Prison, beabadoobee - Fake It Flowers, Open Mike Eagle - Anime, Trauma & Divorce, Taskmaster, The Haunting of Bly Manor, The Great British Bake Off, The Lie, Possessor

Note: This episode was recorded before certain decisions were made on The Great British Bake Off and George boycotted the rest of the season.

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12 - Top 5 Film Soundtracks

12 - Top 5 Film Soundtracks

November 19, 2020

You know what they say? Twelfth time's the charm! We're putting that to the test this week with Culture Bucket's twelfth outing.

Listen as George attempts to explain the full history of Crash Bandicoot and Alex updates us on the music she's been listening to this week and explains how it led her to some euphoric television.

Our top 5 this week is on Film Soundtracks. It's a topic that really grabs your hosts so listen now to hear the full discussion!

Links to our letterboxd and a few other places can be found in our bio, check it out to see our various film lists, kept there for posterity. Catch you on the flippity flip.

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Culture discussed in this week's culture catch-up: Bartees Strange - Live Forever, Protomartyr - Ultimate Success Today, AC/DC - POWER UP, Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time, The Devil All The Time, Enola Holmes, Becky, Koko-Di Koko-Da, Saint Maud, Relic, Bon Iver - AUATC, Yazmin Lacey - Morning Matters, Labrinth, Euphoria

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11 - Top 5 Anime

11 - Top 5 Anime

November 12, 2020

Prepare for a massive episode. Alex has been catching up on some TV assignments this week and we both dig deep into the new IDLES album. Also this week, George has mixed feelings on some of the other culture he's been absorbing and you simply have to listen to our homework discussion. It's an event.

Our top 5 this week will be on Anime. It's very nostalgic, so tune in!

Links to our letterboxd and a few other places can be found in our bio, check it out to see our various film lists, kept there for posterity. Catch you on the flippity flip.

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Culture discussed in this week's culture catch-up: Birdman, A United Kingdom, Watchmen, SAULT - Untitled (Black Is), SAULT - Untitled (Rise), IDLES - Ultra Mono, Deftones - Ohms, Sex Education, Ratched, Bill and Ted Face the Music, The Social Dilemma, The Hunt, Super Mario 3D All-Stars

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10 - Top 5 Animated Series

10 - Top 5 Animated Series

November 5, 2020

Welcome back! This week after an exciting culture catch-up we go into our most explosive homework discussion yet and then share our top 5 animated shows. Please don't worry, Alex and George remain friends despite any disagreements this week and will be back to pump more culture directly into your ears next week!

Links to our letterboxd and a few other places can be found in our bio, check it out to see our various film lists, kept there for posterity. Hope you're enjoying the podcast, you haven't even heard our final form yet! Catch you on the flippity flip.

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Culture discussed in this week's culture catch-up: The Woman In Black (1989), Lords of Chaos, Mulan (2020), The Babysitter: Killer Queen, Dune, From The Oasthouse, Deftones, Tony Hawks Pro Skater 1+2, Black Panther, Imploding the Mirage, Dissect.

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09 - Top 5 British TV Shows

09 - Top 5 British TV Shows

October 29, 2020

Warning: this is our longest (and best?) episode to date, so strap in!

After a bumper culture catch up we have some extremely successful homework to discuss and our top 5 this week will be on British TV. It's a good one, so tune in!

Links to our letterboxd and a few other places can be found in our bio, check it out to see our various film lists, kept there for posterity. Hope you're enjoying the podcast, you haven't even heard our final form yet! Catch you on the flippity flip.

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Culture discussed in this week's culture catch-up: The Truth, Harriet, The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by JAck the Ripper, The Killers: Imploding The Mirage, I'm Thinking of Ending Things, The Love Witch, A Bay of Blood, Kill List, Lake Mungo, Tenet, The Devils

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08 - Top 5 American TV Shows

08 - Top 5 American TV Shows

October 22, 2020

This week we turn our focus to that smaller screen we all keep in our homes and discuss our favourite American TV shows. 

Quick programming note. Due to some gremlins in the machine the sound quality in episode 8 is not as good as it was. We think the episode is still listenable and hope you do too but if you can't handle it please come back next week when our audio quality is back to normal (and, actually, better.)

Links to our letterboxd and a few other places can be found in our bio, check it out to see our various film lists, kept there for posterity. Hope you're enjoying the podcast, you haven't even heard our final form yet! Catch you on the flippity flip.

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Culture discussed in this week's culture catch-up: The Texas Chainsaw Massacre, Scream, Marble Hornets, The Evolution of Horror, The Orphanage, Magic Camp, Rosemary's Baby, The Bird With the Crystal Plumage, Midnight Diner, Hustlers

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07 - Top 5 International Animated Films

07 - Top 5 International Animated Films

October 15, 2020

We're taking our animated film discussion international this week! Though first we have a bumper packed culture catch-up discussion and a nostalgic homework discussion to entertain you. It really is a lively discussion this week so do download and listen, won't you? It's lovely and warm in here, come in and put your feet up. You know it makes sense.

Links to our letterboxd and a few other places can be found in our bio, check it out to see our various film lists, kept there for posterity. You haven't even seen our final forms yet! Catch you on the flippity flip.

 

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Culture discussed in this week's culture catch-up: Takeshi's Castle, Kikujiro, Thermae Romae, Dissect Podcast, Natives: Race & Class in the Ruins of Empire, Biffy Clyro, James Dean Bradfield, The Walking Dead, The Boondock Saints, House on Haunted Hill, Overnight, The Stone Tape, Whistle and I'll Come to You (1968), The Entity, Ghostwatch, Under The Shadow, Ju-On: The Grudge, The Stalls of Barchester

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06 - Top 5 Animated Films

06 - Top 5 Animated Films

October 8, 2020

We aren't done talking about films! We're getting a little nostalgic this week to share our top 5 animated films. Will they all be Disney films? Will Hamilton be discussed AGAIN? You'll have to download and listen to find out. Make sure you rate and review us on Apple Podcasts while you're at it!

Links to our letterboxd and a few other places can be found in our bio, check it out to see our various film lists, kept there for posterity. Gawrsh, I sure do hope you're having a lovely week, ah-hyuck! Catch you on the flippity flip.

 

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Culture discussed in this week's culture catch-up: Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Sorry We Missed You, The African Doctor, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Host, Dark Waters, The Fog, Natives: Race & Class in the Ruins of Empire, Hamilton: The Revolution, The Walking Dead, Uzumaki

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05 - Top 5 International Feature Films

05 - Top 5 International Feature Films

October 1, 2020

Alex and George are travelling across the entire globe this week to continue exploring the world of film. It's the turn of what has been variously known as "World Cinema", "Foreign Language Cinema" and "International Film" to go under the spotlight this week. We decided to define it as any film which is primarily in a language other than English. So, join us while we take great pleasure in discussing some of the finest films ever released. Also, we talk about Hamilton. Again.

 

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Culture discussed in this week's culture catch-up: Homecoming, Black is King, What We Do In The Shadows, Big Little Lies, Assemble With Care, Lego Super Mario, Color Out of Space, 1917, The Vanishing, Fontaines D.C., Hamilton.

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04 - Top 5 Films

04 - Top 5 Films

September 24, 2020

It's time for us to move on from music and get into the world of the moving image. We're talking trains pulling into stations, believing men can fly and in space, no-one can hear George scream when Alex criticises Hamilton.

Listen in for our usual culture catch-up, find out whether George took on his unofficial homework assignment of watching Eurovision: The Story of Fire Saga, homework discussion and then settle in for the comfortable familiarity of the top 5 list. Ahhhhh, lovely stuff.

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Culture discussed in this week's culture catch-up: Knives Out, Don Jon, A Street Cat Named Bob, Folklore by Taylor Swift, Hamilton, The Package, The Lighthouse, Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga

 

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