Episode 44: The Music of John Williams Part Two (with Christopher Dole)

Christopher Dole of Arden returns to finish our discussion of the movie music of John Williams, this time discussing JFK, Catch Me if You Can, and Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Listen to hear more about music theory, "Johnny" Williams, and how music and wine go hand in hand. Plus: Spielberg's daddy issues, the Peter Pan complex, calling J.J. Abrams "baby," our favorite Leonardo DiCaprio performances, and 40 years of Star Wars music and 40-year old wine.

Christopher is a co-creator and co-writer of Arden, a mystery-comedy Audio Drama. Follow him on Twitter @chrisdole86.

All musical excerpts in this episode were composed by John Williams and performed by Christopher Dole.

Special thanks to Mischa Stanton and Wil Williams for their help with this episode.

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Episode 43: The Music of John Williams (with Christopher Dole)

Emma is joined by Christopher Dole of Arden for a unique Pairing conversation: the music of film composer John Williams! Listen to hear us discuss 4 of Williams' scores: The Reivers, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, 1941, and E.T. We chat about music theory and how Williams invokes the divine, American music and American wine, and Emma makes an accidental perfect pairing. Plus: Fiddler on the Roof, aliens, and Steven Spielberg on the Clarinet.

Christopher is a co-creator and co-writer of Arden, a mystery-comedy Audio Drama. Follow him on Twitter @chrisdole86.

All musical excerpts in this episode were composed by John Williams and performed by Christopher Dole.

Special thanks to Mischa Stanton and Wil Williams for their help with this episode.

Sponsors:

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Episode 42: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (with Julia Schifini)

Emma is joined again by Julia Schifini (now one of our editors!) to discuss the fifth and divisive book in the Harry Potter series, The Order of the Phoenix, as well as the wine region of Argentina! We discuss mental health, corruption, and Emma's tumultuous relationship to Malbec. Plus: the Luna Lovegood and Hermione Granger of the Wine World, goats, espionage, fighting fascism and going to therapy.

Content Warning: discussion of trauma, abuse, alzheimer's, and dementia. 

Julia is a co-host of Spirits, a boozy dive into myths and legends, and star of Tides Podcast, as well as a bunch of other Audio Projects! Follow her on Twitter @JuliaSchifini to see all the amazing things she's working on!

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Episode 41: The War of the Rosés

Finally, Emma gets to share her passion for pink wine in this more unusual, wine-centric episode. Learn why "White Zinfandel" ruined rosé's reputation, and why people like Emma are spreading the good word for delicious, dry rosé. Find out which rosés to look out for, how it's made, and listen to Winston blind taste (and pair video game/Sci-fi characters with) three rosés. Plus: the Pirate Code of Wine, the Knights Templar & conspiracy theories, history corner with Winston, Klingon wine, Anton Chekhov and the Pairing Drinking Game.

Check out the accompanying Blog Post that Emma wrote about rosé for even more recommendations.

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Episode 40: Godzilla Part Two: The Terroir of the Kaiju (with Rafael Hernán Gamboa)

Emma and Winston continue their conversation with filmmaker Rafael Hernán Gamboa about Godzilla and the other Kaiju who inhabit his world. We talk about dinosaurs, volcanoes, monster origins, and Japanese geography. Plus: Batman, the Kaiju version of Easy Rider, Rodan not Rodin, the truth about wine sediment, botrytis, Bradley Whitford, and #justiceformothra.

Rafael is the host of the YouTube channel The Long Take, make sure to check it out and subscribe! You can also watch his award-winning short film, Violet, on Amazon. 

Sponsors:

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-Winc is a wine subscription service that delivers high quality wine at affordable prices, customized to your palate, right to your door. Go to trywinc.com/pairingpodcast for $22 off your first order!

Episode 39: Godzilla Part One (with Rafael Hernán Gamboa)

Winston and Emma are joined by filmmaker and writer Rafael Hernán Gamboa to discuss the King of the Monsters, Godzilla. We talk about Godzilla's evolution from monster to protector, and how the differences in his role represents the cultural divide between America and Japan. Plus: radical empathy, embodying social trauma, more sake, the king of wines, sound effects, and complex sentiments about a guy in a rubber suit. 

Rafael is the host of the YouTube channel The Long Take, make sure to check it out and subscribe! You can also watch his award-winning short film, Violet, on Amazon. 

Episode 38: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (with Amanda McLoughlin)

Amanda McLoughlin (Multitude, Spirits) returns to Pairing to talk about another great fantasy novel, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. We talk about how pivotal this book was not only for the series but for the fandom, and Amanda educates Emma on a different kind of "pairing." Plus: Luna Lovegood and Newt Scamander, Pinot Gri-Gri, media criticism, if Ginny were a Slytherin, and sexy Australian fanfics. 

Amanda is the co-host of Spirits and Join The Party, and the founder of Multitude Productions. Check out Multitude's website for podcasting resources, and to hire her as a podcasting consultant! Follow her on Twitter @shessomickey.

Thank you so much to ZipRecruiter for sponsoring this episode! ZipRecruiter helps connect employers and businesses to the talent that will work best for them. To post your first job for free, go to https://www.ziprecruiter.com/pairing and start hiring today!

Episode 37: Avengers: Endgame (with Lauren Shippen) SPOILERS!!

Lauren Shippen (The Bright Sessions, The AM Archives) returns to Pairing in the wake of Avengers: Endgame to talk about all our feelings. Winston joins for this one as we share all our thoughts on Captain America, Tony Stark, Thor, Black Widow, and the rest. We talk about how we felt about the film, why Lauren should write for Marvel, and what we're looking forward to in the future of the MCU. Plus: time paradox theories and wine paired with emotions. SPOILER WARNING for Avengers: Endgame DO NOT LISTEN if you haven't seen it yet!!!

Lauren is an exceptionally gifted writer, actor, and member of the podcasting community. Check out The AM Archives on Luminary, a new podcast platform, as well as ARCS, a DnD podcast. You can pre-order her novel, The Infinite Noise, now!

Thank you so much to ZipRecruiter for sponsoring this episode! ZipRecruiter helps connect employers and businesses to the talent that will work best for them. To post your first job for free, go to https://www.ziprecruiter.com/pairing and start hiring today!