Episode 22: Jess Underhill part 2 on STAR TREK II and Harley Quinn in BATMAN: T.A.S

The Last Episode!! Jess Underhill part 2 on STAR TREK II and Harley Quinn in BATMAN: T.A.S.
Song: Morrissey “All You Need is Me”

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Episode 21: “I Want More Life”: Jess Underhill part 1 on BLADE RUNNER

Cartoonist and soul sister Jess Underhill joins me to talk about the soulfulness of Roy Batty and Pris in BLADE RUNNER.
Song: David Bowie “1984” (from DAVID LIVE)

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Episode 20: merritt k on STAR WARS and the Wikization of Storytelling

Artist merritt kopas joins me to talk about the neat things in STAR WARS’ original extended universe, and how Wikipedia is hurting storytelling.
Song: “Better Git it In Your Soul” Charles Mingus

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Episode 19: Mey Ruse and Katie Alice Greer on Witch Flicks

Writer Mey Rude (Autostraddle) and musician Katie Alice Greer (Priests) join me to talk about prime witch flicks I MARRIED A WITCH, KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE, and THE WIZARD OF OZ.
Song: Carly Rae Jepsen “I Really Like You”

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Episode 18: Goldie on Shitty 80's Action Movies

Photographer, web developer, and twitter raconteur Goldie talks about 80s action movies in this giggly, loose ep. You can follow her @GOLDIE_ice
Songs: Bike Crash “No Point,” Björk “There’s More to Life Than This”

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Episode 17: KL Ricks on the Loneliness of Ghostliness

Cartoonist K.L. Ricks (COUNTRY DARKNESS) talks about the loneliness of ghost stories, including WHEN MARNIE WAS THERE and THE OTHERS.
Song: “Black and Tan Fantasy,” Duke Ellington and His Orchestra

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Episode 15: Jim Jarmusch's First and Last with David Otter

Writer and organizer of the alt-weekly THE PHILLY SECRET ADMIRER, David Otter, joins me to talk about Jarmusch’s first proper feature, STRANGER THAN PARADISE, and we compare it to his most recent, ONLY LOVERS LEFT ALIVE.
Songs: Deftones covers of “Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want” (the Smiths) and “No Ordinary Love” (Sade)

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Episode 14: Amy Rose Spiegel on Hysteria in SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS

Writer Amy Rose Spiegel (ROOKIE, her upcoming book ACTION) joins me to talk about the still-stunning feminist (???) document Splendor in the Grass, as well as another of Elia Kazan’s masterworks, East of Eden. Song: “William, It Was Really Nothing,” the Smiths

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Episode 13: Darryl Ayo on Marvel's 99 Villain Problems

Cartoonist Darryl Ayo (LITTLE GARDEN) joins me to deconstruct The Avengers and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and we talk about what’s up with villains when they’re in their lairs? Song: Orange Juice “Rip It Up”

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Episode 12: Iasmin Omar Ata and Arab futurity

Cartoonist and game maker Iasmin Omar Ata (MIS(H)ADRA) joins me to talk about what queer Arab futurity might look like. Songs: DJ Sprinkles “House Music Is Controllable Desire That You Own,” Deftones “Mascara”

You can follow Annie Mok on twitter @HeyAnnieMok, find her work at heyanniemok.com, and subscribe and/or rate/review on iTunes | LIGHTS GO DOWN episodes 1-11 encompass Season 1. This episode begins Season 2. 

Episode 11: Higu Rose on Helter Skelter (2012)

Cartoonist Higu Rose (SULK, A QUEER FEMME GUIDE TO WHITE BOY THIRST) joined Annie in a Center City Philly coffee shop to talk about HELTER SKELTER, a horror (?) movie about a model, based on the manga by Kyoko Okazaki.
Songs: “All the Young Dudes” by Bowie (from DAVID LIVE) and “I’m Happy But You Don’t Like Me” by Asobi Seksu

You can follow Annie Mok on twitter @HeyAnnieMok, find her work at heyanniemok.com, and subscribe and/or rate/review on iTunes | LIGHTS GO DOWN episodes 1-11 encompass Season 1. Season 2, beginning with episode 12, will be released in the next few months and ends the podcast with episode 23, either just for now or for all time.

Episode 10: Carman Spoto on PHAESPORIA and DIY filmmaking

Carman Spoto joins me to talk about the movie she wrote and shot, PHAESPORIA, which starred D'Ava Arazel Newman, Annie Mok, friend of the show Alex Smith, Leonard Dozier, Rasheedah Phillips, and more. She and Annie get into how the term "narrative" is attached to movies, and DIY filmmaking. You can find info on the movie here, tweeting @PhaesporiaMovie, and posting on the tumblr. You can see some words Alex wrote about the movie here.
Music is R.E.M.'s "Green Grow the Rushes," and a stick and a stone's "mother kaleidoscope" from their album opal nightly.

You can follow Annie Mok on twitter @HeyAnnieMok, find her work at heyanniemok.com, and subscribe and/or rate/review on iTunes | LIGHTS GO DOWN episodes 1-11 encompass Season 1. Season 2, beginning with episode 12, will be released in the next few months and ends the podcast with episode 23, either just for now or for all time.

Episode 09: Maddi Gonzalez on the bad cartoons SPACE JAM and ANASTASIA

This is the episode where we throw away everything we've built up to this point!!! Be warned, this is a long and silly episode, but if you like that kind of thing, you're in for a treat. Cartoonist Maddi Gonzalez joins Annie to talk about the love of her life, bad bad bad animated movies. They pick apart SPACE JAM and ANASTASIA in excruciating detail, and look at Space Jam in relation to another greenscreened production, WHO FRAMED ROGER RABBIT?

Maddi tweets @maddigzlz, posts here, and you can buy PDFs of her comics on Gumroad.
Music is from the Space Jam soundtrack, Busta Rhymes, Coolio, Ll Cool J & Method Man B Real's "Hitem High (the Monstar's Anthem)" and D'Angelo's "I Found My Smile Again."

You can follow Annie Mok on twitter @HeyAnnieMok, find her work at heyanniemok.com, and subscribe and/or rate/review on iTunes | LIGHTS GO DOWN episodes 1-11 encompass Season 1. Season 2, beginning with episode 12, will be released in the next few months and ends the podcast with episode 23, either just for now or for all time.

Episode 08: Alexis Stephens on feminism & class in Katherine Hepburn movies

The writer Alexis Stephens joins Annie to talk about the charming and surprisingly forward-thinking movies of Katherine Hepburn, in particular THE PHILADELPHIA STORY, ADAM'S RIB, WOMAN OF THE YEAR, and GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER? Alexis has written for MTVIggy, Rookie, NextCity, and Deadspin, and you can find her work here. She tweets @pm_jawn, and her wonderful Rookie essay "Life in Jeopardy!" is here. Music is the Cure's "Plainsong" and Blood Orange's "Chamakay."

You can follow Annie Mok on twitter @HeyAnnieMok, find her work at heyanniemok.com, and subscribe and/or rate/review on iTunes | LIGHTS GO DOWN episodes 1-11 encompass Season 1. Season 2, beginning with episode 12, will be released in the next few months and ends the podcast with episode 23, either just for now or for all time.

Episode 07: Azeem Hill pt. 2: AMERICAN GANGSTER

Young creative, producer, and aspiring superproducer Azeem Hill joins Annie to talk about Ridley Scott's AMERICAN GANGSTER, a movie that stunned her. Azeem tweets @HerbieHandclap and posts his work to Soundcloud. Music is Jay-Z's "Say Hello" from his American Gangster album, and "Never Change" from The Blueprint.

You can follow Annie Mok on twitter @HeyAnnieMok, find her work at heyanniemok.com, and subscribe and/or rate/review on iTunes | LIGHTS GO DOWN episodes 1-11 encompass Season 1. Season 2, beginning with episode 12, will be released in the next few months and ends the podcast with episode 23, either just for now or for all time.

Episode 06: Azeem Hill pt. 1: DIGIMON and metamorphoses

Young creative, producer, and aspiring superproducer Azeem Hill (also Annie's housemate) joins her to talk about a favorite of his, the polymorphous 1999 entry DIGIMON: THE MOVIE. Azeem discusses the anime's themes of responsibility, spiritualism, and healing, continuing one of the podcast's major themes of what genre fiction can mean for marginalized people.

Azeem tweets @HerbieHandclap and posts his work to Soundcloud | You can find Pepper Breath! Digimon Zine here and the new Digimon is up on Crunchyroll. Music is Björk's "Who is it (Carry My Joy on the Left, Carry My Pain on the Right)", and Amiina's "Hilli."

You can follow Annie Mok on twitter @HeyAnnieMok, find her work at heyanniemok.com, and subscribe and/or rate/review on iTunes | LIGHTS GO DOWN episodes 1-11 encompass Season 1. Season 2, beginning with episode 12, will be released in the next few months and ends the podcast with episode 23, either just for now or for all time.

Episode 05: Alex Smith on THE MATRIX and queer black superheroes

Sci-fi prose writer, actor, and comics writer/publisher Alex Smith of Metropolarity joins Annie Mok to talk about THE MATRIX by the Wachowski siblings, and his connections, ideas, and creations around superheroes. (Note from Annie: Please bear with me for this one, as the audio suffered from poor planning-- from here on out, episodes are recorded with a fancy little mic that looks like Wall-E, and I hope to have Alex back for another episode soon. This is one of my very favorite conversations on the show so far.)

You can email Alex at theyarebirds (at) gmail, and find his work here. He has a story, "Clones," in Stories for Chip: A Tribute to Samuel R. Delany. You can see some words Alex wrote about Phaesporia, the movie he and Annie both appeared in, here. The songs, chosen by AS, are the Blur remix of Massive Attack's "Anger" and FKA Twigs' "Two Weeks."

You can follow Annie Mok on twitter @HeyAnnieMok, find her work at heyanniemok.com, and subscribe and/or rate/review on iTunes | LIGHTS GO DOWN episodes 1-11 encompass Season 1. Season 2, beginning with episode 12, will be released in the next few months and ends the podcast with episode 23, either just for now or for all time.

Episode 04: Maggie Eighteen on GHOST IN THE SHELL and body crisis

Sci-fi writer and Metropolarity member Maggie Eighteen (also Annie's housemate) talks about the Mamoru Oshii’s masterpiece GHOST IN THE SHELL, and all its implications.
Music is from the score by Kenji Kawai.

You can follow Annie Mok on twitter @HeyAnnieMok, find her work at heyanniemok.com, and subscribe and/or rate/review on iTunes | LIGHTS GO DOWN episodes 1-11 encompass Season 1. Season 2, beginning with episode 12, will be released in the next few months and ends the podcast with episode 23, either just for now or for all time.

Episode 03: Arabelle Sicardi and Hazel Cills on BLADE RUNNER and android consciousness

Writers A.S. and H.C. join Annie Mok to talk about the possibilities of androids (though we mistakenly say cyborgs). 

You can follow Annie on twitter @HeyAnnieMok, find her work at heyanniemok.com, and subscribe and/or rate/review on iTunes | LIGHTS GO DOWN episodes 1-11 encompass Season 1. Season 2, beginning with episode 12, will be released in the next few months and ends the podcast with episode 23, either just for now or for all time.