Oct 12, 2016

Bonus Episode 3: Trailblazing Women Tribute - Interviews with Cari Beauchamp and Illeana Douglas

In honor of TCM's Trailblazing Women series I sit down with historian Cari Beauchamp and TCM host Illeana Douglas to discuss historical depictions of women, the industry today, and what TCM has up its sleeve for the series.

Cari Beauchamp's interview stars around the 49 second mark and lasts till 22:55. Illeana Douglas' interview runs from 22:05 till the end.

NEXT WEEK: Tickle-ween continues with a look at the Frankenstein series (a two-part episode!)


Oct 6, 2016

Episode 7: Diabolique (1955)

Tickle-ween kicks off with animator and writer Nia Alavezos talking with me about Henri-Georges Clouzet's French horror film Diabolique.

*Apologies for the rough quality of the interview. Halloween gremlins took our 30 minute conversation and left us with what we have.

As always, feel free to leave a comment or review on iTunes.

NEXT WEEK: Another minisode drops as I interview author Cari Beauchamp and TCM host Illeana Douglas in honor of TCM's Trailblazing Women.


Sep 28, 2016

Bonus Episode 2: Interview with William V. Madison

I sit down and talk to Madeline Kahn biographer William V. Madison about his new book Madeline Kahn: Being the Music, A Life. We discuss Kahn's similarity to stars like Marilyn Monroe and Judy Holiday, Kahn's friendship with Gene Wilder and more.

Find More Information on Madison and his book on Facebook, at the book's official site, and at Madison's personal site.

NEXT WEEK: Guest Nia Alavezos joins me to celebrate Ticklish Biz-oween by spotlight director Henri Georges Clouzet's Diabolique and Le Corbeau


Sep 21, 2016

Episode 6: The Killing (1956)

This week I sit down with Jacob Haller to talk about Stanley Kubrick's 1956 film noir, The Killing. 

Send suggestions, questions and comments to ticklishbiz@gmail.com. Feel free to leave me a comment on iTunes and be sure to follow Ticklish Business on  Twitter, @Ticklish_Biz.


NEXT WEEK: You'll be getting a special minisode as I talk to Madeline Kahn biographer William V. Madison about his new biography on the comedienne.

Sep 7, 2016

Episode 5: Ben-Hur

After losing the first iteration of this conversation Rick Aragon returns to talk about the various incarnations of Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ, with an emphasis on comparing/contrasting the 1959 version with the recent 2016 remake.

*The audio for our interview wasn't ideal, but considering this was a second go at this conversation it's the best I can do. 


As always feel free to leave me an iTunes review. I'm also taking suggestions for upcoming films/themes/topics so send any and all suggestions to ticklishbiz@gmail.com.


Aug 25, 2016

Bonus Episode 1: Interviews with Authors Peter Winkler and Scott Tracy Griffin

The lovely Ben-Hur episode I had planned for everyone ended up vanishing into cyberspace leaving me scrambling for a last minute replacement. 

Thankfully that came in the form of two interviews with classic film authors Peter Winkler (author of Real James Dean: Intimate Memories From Those Who Knew Him Best) and Scott Tracy Griffin (author of Tarzan on Film). The two sit down with me to talk their respective titles and the stars that inspired them.


Be sure to follow Ticklish Business on Twitter at @Ticklish_Biz.


Next Week: Ben-Hur - Take 2

Aug 10, 2016

Episode 4: A Tribute to Summer Under the Stars

This week, in honor of TCM's month-long Summer Under the Stars, I give some history on the popular August theme (thanks to Yacov Freedman of TCM Backlot for helping!). Later, I'm joined by Marion Davies biographer Lara Fowler to count down the three days you should make time for during Summer Under the Stars on TCM.

NEXT WEEK: It's a Tale of the Christ as guest Rick Aragon and I talk about the various incarnations of Ben-Hur.


*Note: It was requested I put out the show in mono. If you'd like to keep the podcast in stereo or prefer mono, let me know!


We're now on Twitter @Ticklish_Biz, so be sure to follow for all the latest classic film news!

Jul 27, 2016

Episode 3: Planet of the Apes (1968)

I talk with Dwight Hurst about the 1968 sci-fi adventure Planet of the Apes in honor of TCM's recent nationwide screening of the film. 

Dwight and I talk world-building, the film's racial implications, and why on Earth Charlton Heston has to be naked. I also read my first listener email.


NEXT TIME: I'll be honoring TCM's Summer Under the Stars

Jul 13, 2016

Episode 2: Olivia de Havilland Centennial

The luminous Olivia de Havilland turned 100 on July 1st and I sit down with Olivia fan Nora Fiore to discuss her life and career while citing our top three favorite de Havilland features. Want to share your own? Email me at ticklishbiz@gmail.com and I'll read comments on a future episode.

Enjoy what you're hearing? Leave me a review on iTunes.
*The audio should sound louder this time but if you still think it's too low let me know. 


NEXT TIME: In honor of TCM's upcoming Fathom Events screening I'll be joined by Dwight Hurst to talk 1968's Planet of the Apes.

Jun 29, 2016

Episode 1: An Introduction and Audio From the TCM Classic Film Festival

In this inaugural episode of Ticklish Business I'll be bringing you audio from the 2016 TCM Classic Film Festival starting with Angela Lansbury interview with Alec Baldwin. You'll also hear my red carpet interviews with TCM General manager Jennifer Dorian, Daryl Hickman, and Leonard Maltin.

*Apologies for the low audio volume in the bookends, I finally figured out how to properly set the audio from my new microphone.

If you have questions, comments and suggestions don't hesitate to email me at ticklishbiz@gmail.com or visit JourneysinClassicFilm.com


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