Small Beans

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Small Beans Podcasting is a place for beans of every sort to come bean it up. Free your soul, eh? Be a frijole.

Episodes

  • 379. Kings of King: Salem’s Lot (1979)

    379. Kings of King: Salem’s Lot (1979)

    01/05/2021 Duration: 01h11min

    Michael has been waiting for this one! He loves Salem’s Lot! Can’t get enough of it! Abe brings him back to Earth by reminding him that this TV movie, the second film/TV adaptation of Stephen King’s career, had a small budget, the director was their second choice, and the production attempted to shoot a TV miniseries and a theatrical version at the same time. So, you know, it already looks good on paper. It’s about vampires taking over a town! Features: Michael Swaim: https://twitter.com/SWAIM_CORP Abe Epperson: https://twitter.com/AbeTheMighty Support Small Beans and access Additional Content: https://www.patreon.com/SmallBeans Check our store to buy Small Beans merch! https://www.teepublic.com/stores/the-small-beans-store?ref_id=22691

  • 378. Directorpiece Theatre: We Examined 1994’s The Mask Using Color Theory

    378. Directorpiece Theatre: We Examined 1994’s The Mask Using Color Theory

    28/04/2021 Duration: 01h15min

    Abe is out of control. He must be stopped. He just talked for an hour about how The Mask utilizes a very specific color strategy in its set decoration, props, costumes, and make up. Who is this podcast for? Why would you listen to this podcast? Because you gotta. Features: Abe Epperson: https://twitter.com/AbeTheMighty Adam Ganser: https://twitter.com/therealganz Support Small Beans and access Additional Content: https://www.patreon.com/SmallBeans Check our store to buy Small Beans merch! https://www.teepublic.com/stores/the-small-beans-store?ref_id=22691

  • 377. Frame Rate: Being John Malkovich (Feat. Brooks Brown)

    377. Frame Rate: Being John Malkovich (Feat. Brooks Brown)

    24/04/2021 Duration: 01h07min

    Oh my Malkovich! Our resident Charlie Kaufman scholar, Brooks Brown, returns for the first major Kaufman feature release, Malkovich. The trio discusses the writer’s humble beginnings in comedy, his collaboration with Spike Jonze, and ultimately what separates his early scripts from his later scripts and direction. It’s truly a Malkovich you don’t want to miss, Malkovich! Features: Brooks Brown: @quarantine_collective Michael Swaim: https://twitter.com/SWAIM_CORP Abe Epperson: https://twitter.com/AbeTheMighty Support Small Beans and access Additional Content: https://www.patreon.com/SmallBeans Check our store to buy Small Beans merch! https://www.teepublic.com/stores/the-small-beans-store?ref_id=22691

  • 376. 1Upsmanship: Rocket League (Feat. Abe Epperson)

    376. 1Upsmanship: Rocket League (Feat. Abe Epperson)

    20/04/2021 Duration: 01h12min

    Michael and Adam considered all their friends and determined that the best Rocket Leaguer of them all is Abe Epperson. Turns out, he’s also bad! They’re all bad! Considering it’s a six-year-old game that still appears to be streamed by many, you’d expect they’d get a guest who’s better at the game. Though it doesn’t help that it’s one of the most challenging learning curves in modern gaming. So let’s chat about what makes Rocket League special and why it still remains relevant. Michael Swaim: https://twitter.com/SWAIM_CORP Adam Ganser: https://twitter.com/therealganz Abe Epperson: https://twitter.com/AbeTheMighty Support Small Beans and access Additional Content: https://www.patreon.com/SmallBeans Check our store to buy Small Beans merch! https://www.teepublic.com/stores/the-small-beans-store?ref_id=22691

  • 374. Ill Show You Mine If You Show Me Yours: Your Nightmare Fuel Movie

    374. I'll Show You Mine If You Show Me Yours: Your Nightmare Fuel Movie

    13/04/2021 Duration: 01h13min

    As voted on by our patreon “Show Me” producers, this episode features Maggie and Adam’s picks of their nightmare fuel movie. What does Maggie find terrifying? What would Adam never wish to show his mother? Adam and Maggie talk about their failing brains and arms. If you patronize us, feel free to email us suggestions for episodes at any time at magsandganz@gmail.com. Adam Ganser: https://twitter.com/therealganz Maggie Mae Fish: https://twitter.com/MaggieMaeFish Support Small Beans and access Additional Content: https://www.patreon.com/SmallBeans Check our store to buy Small Beans merch! https://www.teepublic.com/stores/the-small-beans-store?ref_id=22691

  • 372. Directorpiece Theatre: How the Directors of The Book of Eli Prepared You For The Twist

    372. Directorpiece Theatre: How the Directors of The Book of Eli Prepared You For The Twist

    04/04/2021 Duration: 01h21min

    Adam walks us through the vision of the Hughes Brothers and the techniques deployed so the film’s final twist isn’t doesn’t feel so hard to swallow. It succeeds and fails in different ways, but there’s plenty of craftsmanship in this extremely flawed film. Sometimes it’s about what you don’t see, you see. It’s like jazz. Sweet, sweet Denzel-Washington-clapping-a-bar-full-of-hooligans-with-a-scimitar jazz. Features: Adam Ganser: https://twitter.com/therealganz Abe Epperson: https://twitter.com/AbeTheMighty Support Small Beans and access Additional Content: https://www.patreon.com/SmallBeans Check our store to buy Small Beans merch! https://www.teepublic.com/stores/the-small-beans-store?ref_id=22691

  • 373. Star Trek: The Next Futurama - Space Pilot 3000

    373. Star Trek: The Next Futurama - Space Pilot 3000

    02/04/2021 Duration: 01h22min

    Here’s the deal. Our very bean Michael Swaim and Gamefully Unemployed’s David Christopher Bell have decided to create a dream team. A supergroup. The Traveling Wilburys of podcasting. The Cream of audio. So get in here and listen to this audio cream! The whole concept at play here is that Michael and Dave realized that every Futurama episode has a corresponding Star Trek: The Next Generation episode. In other words, whether it be basic plot devices or philosophical questions at the heart of the episode, these two shows trekked the same space (where I guess someone had gone before). If you’re a nerd, you’re going to love this audio cream. This show will release 50-50 between both Gamefully Unemployed and Small Beans, but this one is for everyone, baby! Wimmy Wam Wam Wozzle! Features: Michael Swaim: https://twitter.com/SWAIM_CORP representing https://www.patreon.com/SmallBeans David Bell: https://twitter.com/MovieHooligan representing https://www.patreon.com/GamefullyUnemployed Support Small Beans and acces

  • 371. Frame Rate: Dark City (Feat. Alebrelle)

    371. Frame Rate: Dark City (Feat. Alebrelle)

    30/03/2021 Duration: 01h11min

    Last week on 1upsmanship, Michael got Adam to play Psychonauts, a beloved game from his childhood. This week on Frame Rate, Michael gets to wax poetic about Dark City, the Alex Proyas film that is basically The Matrix and pre-dated the Matrix by about a year. Twitch streamer Alebrelle joins the party and the three investigate the meaning of this mind-bending noir. They also take cheap shots at it because you know, it’s not like it’s The Matrix or anything. Features: Alebrelle: https://twitter.com/alebrelle Michael Swaim: https://twitter.com/SWAIM_CORP Abe Epperson: https://twitter.com/AbeTheMighty Support Small Beans and access Additional Content: https://www.patreon.com/SmallBeans Check our store to buy Small Beans merch! https://www.teepublic.com/stores/the-small-beans-store?ref_id=22691

  • 370. Kings of King: The Running Man

    370. Kings of King: The Running Man

    27/03/2021 Duration: 01h11min

    Ah yes, the personification of the Stephen King everyman: Arnold Schwarzenegger. As we’ve learned, King’s protagonists are often nerds, dweebs, heck, even goofballs. So when the producers of the film approached Schwarzenegger with the adaptation of The Running Man, penned by King’s nom de plume, you know King was ecstatic about it. Michael and Abe discuss the outrageous and basic parody that permeates dystopian films as well as fondly remember that time a man named Buzzsaw got chainsawed in the balls. Features: Michael Swaim: https://twitter.com/SWAIM_CORP Abe Epperson: https://twitter.com/AbeTheMighty Support Small Beans and access Additional Content: https://www.patreon.com/SmallBeans Check our store to buy Small Beans merch! https://www.teepublic.com/stores/the-small-beans-store?ref_id=22691

  • 369. 1Upsmanship: Psychonauts

    369. 1Upsmanship: Psychonauts

    23/03/2021 Duration: 01h13min

    Child Michael Swaim visits this episode of 1upsmanship and demands that his co-host plays his favorite game from his formative years. Adam, who wants everyone to know that he does not like Final Fantasy and “sparkly anime boys,” and while that has nothing to do with Psychonauts, would not play this game if left to his own devices. Will Adam break child Michael’s heart and hate this game or will the stars in Swaim’s eyes win over his cold heart? Or is Michael completely wrong and this game can be deleted from history? Listen to find out! Michael Swaim: https://twitter.com/SWAIM_CORP Adam Ganser: https://twitter.com/therealganz Support Small Beans and access Additional Content: https://www.patreon.com/SmallBeans Check our store to buy Small Beans merch! https://www.teepublic.com/stores/the-small-beans-store?ref_id=22691

  • 368. Directorpiece Theatre: Limiting Yourself Into Creativity (It Follows)

    368. Directorpiece Theatre: Limiting Yourself Into Creativity (It Follows)

    21/03/2021 Duration: 01h25min

    This episode examines the extremely lean production of It Follows (2014) and how choosing specific directorial tactics can both keep the budget reasonable and make for satisfying artistic choices. Director David Robert Mitchell takes advantage of his lens package, camera support, editorial strategy, and musical arrangements in order to make a consistent vision that speaks to the themes of the film. What results is a gratifying story that feels stylistically and tonally centered. Abe walks us through it! If you’re an artist yourself, you won’t want to miss this one. Features: Abe Epperson: https://twitter.com/AbeTheMighty Adam Ganser: https://twitter.com/therealganz Support Small Beans and access Additional Content: https://www.patreon.com/SmallBeans Check our store to buy Small Beans merch! https://www.teepublic.com/stores/the-small-beans-store?ref_id=22691

  • 366. Frame Rate: Labyrinth (Feat. Teresa Lee)

    366. Frame Rate: Labyrinth (Feat. Teresa Lee)

    18/03/2021 Duration: 01h11min

    Teresa Lee returns to Frame Rate! In this episode, the gang discusses the philosophical and symbolic efforts of Jim Henson’s Labyrinth. Why is Jareth doing this? What are the goblins? What does the Bog of Eternal Stench represent? It couldn’t be as simple as buttholes, right? I mean, it really seems like it philosophically represents somebody’s butthole, but we should go deeper. Teresa’s there to take us on the journey of how Labyrinth can still influence and impact adults, as it was her first viewing! Abe and Michael, to no one’s surprise, wore out VHS players with this tape. Features: Teresa Lee: https://twitter.com/leresatee Michael Swaim: https://twitter.com/SWAIM_CORP Abe Epperson: https://twitter.com/AbeTheMighty Support Small Beans and access Additional Content: https://www.patreon.com/SmallBeans Check our store to buy Small Beans merch! https://www.teepublic.com/stores/the-small-beans-store?ref_id=22691

  • 365. Ill Show You Mine If You Show Me Yours: The Pump-Up Playlist

    365. I'll Show You Mine If You Show Me Yours: The Pump-Up Playlist

    14/03/2021 Duration: 02h01min

    A very special 2-hour episode for our Show Me Patrons! In this one, Maggie talks about building a Catio for her cats and declares war on YouTube commenters of this show. Adam dubs himself America’s Dad and America agrees. Also today, we’re teaching you a game that Adam and his brother created to curb indecision and the rules are as follows: Each player introduces six songs. Each player eliminates (or vetoes) two songs. Each player introduces a new song to be the final entries in the playlist (***CATAPULT ROUND***) By the end of this process, you will have a joint playlist that will absolutely pump you up. Like, you won’t be able to pump any higher, you’ll be so pumped. After listening to this, you will not be able to pump. Enjoy the playlist while you listen: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1SkLGxmaG1uVcBqL3m6l3r?si=S4WMMIIQRsymlHmeTCimnw If you patronize us, feel free to email us suggestions for episodes at any time at magsandganz@gmail.com. Adam Ganser: https://twitter.com/therealganz Maggie Mae Fish:

  • 363. Kings of King: The Green Mile

    363. Kings of King: The Green Mile

    13/03/2021 Duration: 01h15min

    Some episodes of Kings of King are very different from our typical approach to unearthing the symbolism and meaning of Stephen King’s adaptations. This is one of those episodes. The movie is Frank Darabont’s The Green Mile (1999). It has a star-studded cast, a competent director, and a critically-acclaimed photographer. Thomas Newman writes another amazing score. Michael hates this movie. Let’s all listen to him rip it a new one. Features: Michael Swaim: https://twitter.com/SWAIM_CORP Abe Epperson: https://twitter.com/AbeTheMighty Support Small Beans and access Additional Content: https://www.patreon.com/SmallBeans Check our store to buy Small Beans merch! https://www.teepublic.com/stores/the-small-beans-store?ref_id=22691

  • 367. BOLD: On State Surveillance and Repression (Feat. Hamid Khan)

    367. BOLD: On State Surveillance and Repression (Feat. Hamid Khan)

    08/03/2021 Duration: 51min

    BOLD is a podcast about race and justice in America, and a collaboration between Small Beans and Showing Up For Racial Justice, produced by White People 4 Black Lives. In this episode, co-hosts Dahlia Ferlito and Ivette Alé sit down live with Hamid Khan, an activist, speaker, organizer, and outspoken advocate for maintaining YOUR rights in the face of invasive state surveillance programs.

  • 364. Rough Stuff: Gretchen Dawson, Unenthusiastic Marionette Puppeteer

    364. Rough Stuff: Gretchen Dawson, Unenthusiastic Marionette Puppeteer

    06/03/2021 Duration: 01h02min

    Actor and sketch writer/producer Gretchen Dawson jumps on the mic for this episode! Gretchen tells us tales of her childhood with her accidentally woke bullies and her split lives at home and school. In this episode, we examine how older siblings define what is cool for the younger siblings, like, let’s say marionette puppets. Like the coolest thing in the world are marionette puppets. And now you’re into marionette puppets and doing marionette puppet shows. We’re all fine here. Features: Sarah Griffith: https://twitter.com/sk_griffith Bridgett Greenberg: https://twitter.com/BridgettTweets Gretchen Dawson: https://www.gretchendawson.com/ Support Small Beans and access Additional Content: https://www.patreon.com/SmallBeans

  • 362. Directorpiece Theatre - Steadicam: The Hero Christopher Nolan Needed in The Dark Knight

    362. Directorpiece Theatre - Steadicam: The Hero Christopher Nolan Needed in The Dark Knight

    27/02/2021 Duration: 01h35min

    Adam tells us the history and classic use of the Steadicam so we can better understand how Christopher Nolan uses it. Not only is he unique in his deployment of the tool but Nolan’s signature speed and momentum exaggerate both the power and flaws of his films. Not only should you be able to identify his approach to camera movement but you’ll more deeply understand why he makes these choices as a director. Also, our new MC seems to have been killed? I don’t know what’s going on with that whole situation. Features: Adam Ganser: https://twitter.com/therealganz Abe Epperson: https://twitter.com/AbeTheMighty Support Small Beans and access Additional Content: https://www.patreon.com/SmallBeans

  • 361. Tales from the Pit: Just Two Divorced Guys (Feat. Cristian Ramirez)

    361. Tales from the Pit: Just Two Divorced Guys (Feat. Cristian Ramirez)

    25/02/2021 Duration: 01h05min

    Two of the warmest hosts to bless this podcast network take a moment to reflect on some of their coldest days. Both Michael Swaim and Cristian Ramirez have gone through divorces. Cristian, the more recent single, tells Michael about the hardships and eventual self-betterment involved in his experience. Michael in-kind reflects on his own behavior and past circumstances that made him the man he is today. It’s just two divorced guys, everyone. Features: Cristian Ramirez: https://twitter.com/FanboyCristian Michael Swaim: https://twitter.com/SWAIM_CORP Support Small Beans and access Additional Content: https://www.patreon.com/SmallBeans

  • 360. 1Upsmanship: Cyberpunk 2077 (Feat. Max Scoville)

    360. 1Upsmanship: Cyberpunk 2077 (Feat. Max Scoville)

    23/02/2021 Duration: 01h32min

    Max Scoville, another friend/host/podcaster from IGN, joins Michael and Adam to discuss the hopeful hit of 2020, Cyberpunk 2077. Months after the game’s launch, which was sensationalized by its bugs and recalls, can we look at the game with more objective eyes or will it never recover, kid? Well, Samurai, eavesdrop on whether or not this game was worth its decade-long development. Max Scoville: https://twitter.com/MaxScoville Michael Swaim: https://twitter.com/SWAIM_CORP Adam Ganser: https://twitter.com/therealganz Support Small Beans and access Additional Content: https://www.patreon.com/SmallBeans

  • 359. Frame Rate: Wonder Woman 1984 (Feat. Seanbaby)

    359. Frame Rate: Wonder Woman 1984 (Feat. Seanbaby)

    20/02/2021 Duration: 01h04min

    Seanbaby joins the beans to discuss their collective disdain for the recent Wonder Woman movie! They pick apart its many plot holes, discuss the state of the union of DC and Marvel universes, but end up determining maybe they’re not the best people to determine the future of the Wonder Woman franchise. Though, we all agree that we need more and better female superhero movies. And it’s not all hate. Michael cried! Features: Seanbaby: https://twitter.com/Seanbabydotcom Michael Swaim: https://twitter.com/SWAIM_CORP Abe Epperson: https://twitter.com/AbeTheMighty Support Small Beans and access Additional Content: https://www.patreon.com/SmallBeans

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