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The Broadly Specific Podcast

The Broadly Specific Podcast

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Hosted by Bondan Syamsu (IG:@bondansyamsu). This is a podcast brought to you by . The Broadly Specific Podcast currently features two series: Post Watch Blues, a bite-sized scripted auditory essay about cinema and BS Film Club, an unscripted series featuring special guests and Broadly Specific writers where we will talk about all things surrounding cinema, whether they are directors, genres, and films. We may also expand our reach to other mediums as well such as video games or literature. Find us on Instagram @broadly_specific.
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B.S Film Club: A Totally Serious and Nuanced Discussion on The Batman
In this episode, host Bondan Syamsu (@bondansyamsu) is joined by Andhika Pielaat (@dhikalol) to discuss Matt Reeves' The Batman (2022), the newest iteration of the Dark Knight, the Caped Crusader, the World's Greatest Detective. Listen as the host gets progressively tipsier throughout the runtime of the episode while they both attempt to discuss their personal impressions of the film as well as a deeper discussion on Batman as a character and cultural icon, Nolan's Batman, and the criticisms being directed at The Batman. Whether this was a productive discussion, in the end, is still up in the air. 
March 22, 2022
B.S Film Club: Discussing Days of Being Wild (1990) with the Wong Kar-Wai Uninitiated
We discuss Wong Kar-Wai's iconic follow-up to his debut film and the first film in the unofficial, loosely-connected trilogy that is continued by In The Mood for Love (2000) and 2046 (2004). Host Bondan Syamsu (@bondansyamsu), returning panellists Pia Diamandis (@piadiamandis) and Andhika Pielaat (@dhikalol) are Wong Kar-Wai uninitiated, with Days of Being Wild (1990) being their first-ever Wong Kar-Wai film. Thus, helplessly dragged by the host to do this dumb podcast instead of going into therapy, they try to offer their fresh, unique, and totally nuanced thoughts on the film. 
March 19, 2022
B.S Film Club: Discussing Horror & Spooky Stuff
In this episode, host Bondan Syamsu (@bondansyamsu), returning guests Andhika Pielaat (@dhikalol) and Pia Diamandis, and special guest Natashya Julian (@natashyajulian) discuss all things horror. We discussed our own experience with horror cinema, what we know about horror cinema history, our favourite horror films, and horror in other media like video games and manga. 
March 17, 2022
B.S Film Club: Reigniting The Passion for Films
This new unscripted side series of Post-Watch Blues will essentially be film therapy for the guests, exploring why we love films and what makes them special. Join your moderator Bondan (@bondansyamsu) and the first-ever B.S Film Club panellist/guest Andhika Pielaat (@dhikalol) as we get depressed and talk about why we may be losing passion for watching films, why we had those passions in the first place, and what can we do to regain those passions. We then proceed to go on a long rant about "cinephiles" and start to ramble on about some nonsense. As it is our first unscripted episode, we are still awkward as hell so if you finished the episode, props to you!
September 07, 2021
Post-Watch Blues: Chungking Express (1994)
Welcome to the first-ever episode of Post-Watch Blues. In this episode, we will be discussing Wong Kar-Wai's 1994 classic Chungking Express as a homage to the first article ever published on This episode sets the tone, mood, and format that we will be using in this podcast. Hopefully, after you give this episode a listen, you will comprehend what we are trying to achieve with this podcast. If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to follow us to be notified of future episode releases. 
March 23, 2021