Author: Chad Smart

Positive Cynicism EP. 93: Poli-ticked Off

Positive Cynicism EP. 93: Poli-ticked Off [ 64.94 MB ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (59) *There is some static in portions of the audio. Hope it’s not too distracting.* Before recording this episode which focuses on politics, host @chadsmart came to the realization that due to the political climate, he didn’t want to talk politics. What’s the point? Our political discourse is so fractured that the idea of having a discussion that will have any impact on how people think is an exercise in frustration. While there may have been some discontent with the topic...

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Positive Cynicism EP. 92: Cinematic Universes

Positive Cynicism EP. 92: Cinematic Universes [ 48:57 | 0.01 MB ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (75) After ten years, Marvel has completed the most ambitious story in cinematic history. Over the course of 22 movies, Marvel has taken some lesser known superheroes and crafted a roughly 50 hour story using six different main characters. Marvel isn’t the only franchise breaking the traditional celluloid story telling method. Warner Bros. and DC have tried to copy Marvel’s game plan with the Justice League universe. Horror film, The Conjuring has its own interwoven stories and then there’s...

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Positive Cynicism EP. 91: Time to Reboot

Positive Cynicism EP. 91: Time to Reboot [ 54:09 | 74.36 MB ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (91) Inspired by the awesome YouTube series, “Cobra Kai,” this episode of Positive Cynicism was originally set to discuss recent film and televisions reboots and revivals. Unscripted conversations though have a way of taking on a life of their own. While @chadsmart and @TheTravisYates start off talking what shows they’d like to see brought into the modern day, the conversation moves to a discussion about shared experiences related to...

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Positive Cynicism EP. 90: Music Biopics

Positive Cynicism EP. 90: Music Biopics [ 1:23:12 | 0.01 MB ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (110) With the recent success of “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “Rocketman” soon to hit theaters, @chadsmart and @MikeDeKalb take a break from overanalyzing one hit wonders to warm up their singing voices and break down the musical biopic genre. From “The Buddy Holly Story,” “La Bamba” and “Amadeus” to “Selena,” “8 Mile” and “The Dirt,” Chad and Mike delve into the world of musical cinema to discuss what makes a good biopic, what tropes are overused and what musical artists’...

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