“Movie & An Argument” Podcast: Musicals, Soviets, and Kevin Spacey

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On this week’s episode of A Movie & An Argument, With Alyssa Rosenberg & Asawin Suebsaeng, we discuss (scroll down for audio):

  • House of Cards, a new political drama released on Netflix, starring Kevin Spacey as a power-hungry US congressman.
  • The second season of NBC’s Broadway-based drama Smash.
  • The Americans, a new dramatic series on FX that follows a married pair of Soviet spies in Washington, DC at the dawn of the Reagan era.

Listen:

Each week, I’ll be sitting down to chat with ThinkProgress critic Alyssa Rosenberg (who also does killer work at The Atlantic and Slate‘s “Double X“). We’ll talk, argue, and laugh about the latest movies, television shows, and pop-cultural nonsense—with some politics thrown in just for the hell of it.

Alyssa describes herself as being “equally devoted to the Star Wars expanded universe and Barbara Stanwyck, to Better Off Ted and Deadwood.” I (everyone calls me Swin) am a devoted lover of low-brow dark humor, Yuengling, and movies with high body counts. I hope you enjoyed this episode, and tune in during the weeks to come.

We’ll be featuring guests on the program, and also taking listeners’ questions, so feel free to Tweet them at me here, and we’ll see if we can get to them during a show.

Thank you for listening!

Click here for more movie and TV features from Mother Jones. To read more of Asawin’s reviews, click here.

To find more episodes of this podcast, click here.

To check out Alyssa’s Bloggingheads show, click here.

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