Barley & Me host Ben Rice joins co-hosts Corky McDonnell (Dare Daniel Podcast) & Paulina Olivares (Sacramento Pink Boots Society) for this beer-centric movie podcast offshoot, Leonard Malting. Today we discuss the 1977 Coors heist classic Smokey & The Bandit. Does this movie stand the test of time? Should it be remade? Can it be remade? If so, with whom? We break this film down and possibly destroy your childhood, as we unearth... casual racism, negging, fat-shaming, the 70s obsession with gas-guzzling and CBs, and how this movie spurred a whole subculture in the last 70s and early 80s. Plus! Is this the best trilogy to start in 1977? Fight us, Star Wars! This episode has everything, so ENJOY!
If you have a beer-centric or heavily-beer-involved movie recommendation, let us know and maybe we’ll do this again!
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Featured in this episode are segments of past and future musical guests' latest work. Be sure to track their latest down on Bandcamp.com, which is giving the bulk of purchase money to the artists during the Coronavirus pandemic.
"Silent Type" by Blinker the Star, off the brand-new album Juvenile Universe (songwriter Jordon Zadorozny appears on episode 127)
"Super Sleuth" by Vennart, off the brand-new album In the Dead, Dead Wood (Mike Vennart will be appearing in a future episode)
"A Letter to Violet Edison" by Be Brave Bold Robot, off their Greatest Hits (songwriter Dean Haakenson appears on episode 97 and created the alternate Barley & Me theme "Functional Alcoholism")
"Life Matterz" by Breez, the new single, which is not on Bandcamp but is available on most streaming services (Breez is the creator of the original Barley & Me theme song "JamRoc")
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Intro Music: “JamRoc” by Breez (@breeztheartist)
Alternate Music: “Functional Alcoholism” by Be Brave Bold Robot (@bebraveboldrobot)
Logo by Jessica DiMesio (@alchemistqueen)