Hello and welcome to the 250's Just Giving fundraising page for the Irish Cancer Society.
For the past couple of years, Darren and Andrew have been working their way through the IMDb's Top 250 movies of all time, and right now they need your help. Last year, Cahiers du Cinema, Sight and Sound, and various other film journals and websites argued that David Lynch and Mark Frost's groundbreaking Twin Peaks: The Return was not a television series, but an eighteen-hour movie. So Darren and Andrew decided to settle this debate once and for all, the only way that they know how. With an podcast that is as long as the "film" under discussion.
So, Andrew and Darren will be podcasting live for eighteen hours with a host of special guests discussing anything and everything to do with Twin Peaks: The Return. As we get closer and closer to the broadcast date, we'll announce more details, but the broadcast will start at 2pm BST on Saturday 23rd March 2019 and run through until 8am BST on Sunday 24th March 2019. (Bringing us up to midnight in Washington State.)
On the day, you'll be able to listen live here: http://mixlr.com/the-250/
At anytime, you can listen to past episodes here: https://soundcloud.com/the250/
We're doing this in support of the Irish Cancer Society, which is a charity designed to help Irish people whose lives have been affected by cancer. It is a charity that does really great work, and a cause well worth supporting. If you are listening, and even if you aren't, it is a cause that is very worthy of you donation.
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Although the schedule is subject to change, due to the nature of live broadcasting, at the moment it looks like:
- 2pm: "Home." Nostalgia and Twin Peaks: The Return, with guests Niall Glynn and Richard Drumm (HeadStuff, Quantum of Friendship)
- 3pm: "It's Happening Again." Fire Walk With Me as a prelude to Twin Peaks: The Return, with guest Niall Glynn
- 4pm: "Damn Good Coffee." Food in Twin Peaks as a slice of Lynch's American, with guest Caryna Camerino
- 5pm: "We're in the version layer." Actor Amy Shiels (Candie) talks about working with David Lynch and her career.
- 6pm: "This is the man I told you about." Discussing Cooper, masculinity (and apparently Wally Brando) with guest Charlene Lydon (Element Pictures, The Lighthouse)
- 7pm: "Not where it counts, buddy!" Discussing David Lynch's filmography, and The Return's place in it with guest Donald Clarke (The Irish Times)
- 8pm: "What is that thing?" "A glass box." Discussing whether The Return is an eighteen hour film, an eighteen part series, or something else entirely, with guests Brian Lloyd (Entertainment.ie) and Jenn Gannon
- 9pm: "Gotta light?" Dissecting Part 8 with Phillip Bagnall and Jason Coyle (Scannain)
- 10pm: "Next on the Roadhouse playlist..." Analysing the musical choices of The Return with guest Cian (Selected)
- 11pm: "What's going on around here?" Does The Return make literal sense? Does it have a single correct meaning? Does it have to? With guest Phillip Bagnall
- Midnight: "... is that one of the Marx Brothers?" Balancing genre, tone and pacing in The Return. With guest Phillip Bagnall.
- 1am: "... drink deep and descend." Alone at last, Darren and Andrew discuss Andrew's first binge through the series, from The Pilot to the end.
- 2am: "We're not anywhere near Mount Rushmore." The Return as a portrait of America, particularly modern America, and as an extension of Lynch's vision of the country.
- 4am: "... the evil that men do." Andy Hazel (Twin Peaks Season 3) stops by to talk about evil as it exists in Twin Peaks.
- 5am: "Wrapped in plastic"; Laura Palmer and the trope of the dead girl, and the engagement of The Return with that.
- 6am: "... a long way from the world." Darren and Andrew discuss some of their favourite moments and characters from the series, especially those neglected in earlier hours.
- 7am: "What year is this?" Is Twin Peaks finished? Could it come back? Do we really want it to? Will it take another twenty-five years? Is the ending the best place to leave it?