Author: Chad Smart

POSITIVE CYNICISM EP. 61: SOUNDTRACKS

POSITIVE CYNICISM EP. 61: SOUNDTRACKS [ 1:02:36 | 0.01 MB ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (187) “Ain’t it funny how a melody sounds like a memory. Like a soundtrack to a July Saturday night.” Eric Church sings those lines in his song “Springsteen.” While he was referring to how a song makes him think back to a concert, music can also spark the memory of a movie. When used correctly, songs become married to specific cinematic scenes.  In this edition of Positive Cynicism, @chadsmart and Eric Bennett discuss the different ways music is used in...

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POSITIVE CYNICISM EP. 60: NFL 2018

POSITIVE CYNICISM EP. 60: NFL 2018 [ 47:38 | 0.01 MB ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (118) A new month brings a new co-host to the Positive Cynicism family. @chadsmart is joined by Travis Yates (@PopCultIQ) for a new monthly series. What the series will cover is still being determined.  The first installment does have a focus. Chad gets to show off his lack of sports knowledge as he tries to discuss the current state of the NFL. Thankfully Travis has enough knowledge to spread around. Topics include surprises through the first three weeks of...

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POSITIVE CYNCISM EP. 59. WONDER WHY: ROB BASE

POSITIVE CYNCISM EP. 59. WONDER WHY: ROB BASE [ 1:16:07 | 0.01 MB ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (133) Drop the Beat. In this edition of Wonder Why, we’re kicking it old school style. Taking it back to the streets of Brooklyn as @chadsmart and @MikeDeKalb break down the history of Rob Base and DJ Easy Rock. The two rap pioneers hit the Top 40 chart with the infectious crowd-pleaser “It Takes Two” in 1988.  Personal issues and a changing musical landscape are two reasons the rap duo may have only had one chart hit....

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POSITIVE CYNICISM EP. 58: QUESTION EVERYTHING; TOM HARNESS

POSITIVE CYNICISM EP. 58: QUESTION EVERYTHING; TOM HARNESS [ 32:43 | 0.01 MB ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (55) Social media is a tricky minefield to navigate. This edition of Question Everything, @chadsmart has the founder of Harness Digital Marketing, @iTomHarness on to discuss the reasons for why an online presence is important as well as how to brand yourself successfully. In addition to social media, the discussion also touches on Tom’s latest endeavor with a friend to start the Southern Illinois Film Commission in an attempt to bring more film production to the region...

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POSITIVE CYNICISM EP. 57: TOP 5 GUILTY PLEASURES

POSITIVE CYNICISM EP. 57: TOP 5 GUILTY PLEASURES [ 1:20:34 | 0.01 MB ] Play Now | Play in Popup | Download (116) Due to scheduling conflicts and lack of forethought, the newest edition of POPPED CULTURE, or CULTURE POPPED* takes a page out of Tom and Jim’s Top 5 playbook. Don’t call it a rip off. Call it an homage the way Brian DePalma’s films are an homage to Alfred Hitchcock.  @chadsmart and Eric Bennet offer up widely different lists of guilty pleasure films. Films ranging from “what were they thinking” to “box office successes that aren’t held...

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