Media Mumbles, hosted by Julia and Abby, is a podcast dedicated to reviewing, analyzing, and discussing media of all forms. We cover video games, books, movies, TV, and more! Sit back and enjoy the ramblings of an English major and a Film major as we talk about what we enjoy most; entertainment, what is means, and why we enjoy it so much!
In the first week of our book month, we talk about the graphic novel of Parasite created from the storyboards Bong Joon Ho drew for the movie because Abby loves the symbolism in Parasite and Julia got her the book for her birthday. - CONTENT WARNING: brief mild language - Talking points include: the architecture involved in the parasite storyboards, the meanings in the movie and the storyboards, and more! - Follow us on Twitter @MumblePodcast - Intro/Outro song: In Full Color by Louie Zong (check out Louie's music!) - Links to stuff: Parasite Graphic Novel (https://www.amazon.ca/Parasite-Storyboards-Bong-Joon-Ho/dp/1538753251) - Notes on a Scene Video (https://www.vanityfair.com/video/watch/notes-on-a-scene-parasite-director-bong-joon-ho-breaks-down-a-scene) - Scriptnotes podcast (https://johnaugust.com/scriptnotes) - You're Wrong About podcast (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/youre-wrong-about/id1380008439) - The Lighthouse (https://a24films.com/films/the-lighthouse) - Dune (https://www.amazon.ca/Dune-Frank-Herbert/dp/0441172717) - Joe Biden ad (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7mRgLvV_Q8) - Schitts Creek (Netflix) - Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (Netflix) - If you are of age in the USA make sure you register to vote! Your voice matters in the future of leadership in your country.
It's the last week of Ghibli month so what better way to send off the beloved animation studio than with its arguable most popular movie, Spirited Away! Come join Abby and Julia on this episode that just happened to be recorded at the exact time Abby turned 19! - CONTENT WARNING: mentions of p*dophilia in the movie industry - Talking points include: Miyazaki's goal to make a movie where young girls are the hero, the good old ghibli checklist, and more! - Follow us on Twitter @MumblePodcast - Intro/Outro song: In Full Color by Louie Zong (check out Louie's music!) - Links to stuff: Spirited Away (Netflix) - Mabel (https://mabelpodcast.com/) - suburban gothic (google play) - the flop house (https://www.flophousepodcast.com/) - sonic (google play)
In this episode Abby and Julia discuss the worlds most wholesome movie, Ponyo! - CONTENT WARNING: mentions of death, brief language - talking points include: gushing about the art and animation, Julia gets clowned about criminal minds again, the amazing voice cast, and more! - Intro/Outro song: In Full Color by Louie Zong (check out Louie’s music!) - stuff we talked about: Ponyo (Netflix) - Moonrise Kingdom - But I’m a Cheerleader - Moana (disney+)
In this (slightly shorter and a bit more rambly) episode of Media Mumbles, Julia and Abby talk about The Secret World of Arrietty, the first non-Miyazaki directed ghibli movie of the list so far. This movie has a special place in our hearts and we had a lot of fun going down memory lane a bit on this one! - CONTENT WARNING: brief mild language, mentions of death - Talking points include: Arrietty's very fast decision on a soundtrack, the cottagecore vibes, Julia and Abby's overactive childhood imaginations, and more! - Follow us on Twitter @MumblePodcast - Intro/Outro song: In Full Color by Louie Zong (check out Louie's music here!) - Links to stuff we mentioned: The Secret World of Arrietty (Netflix) - Blank Check Podcast (https://audioboom.com/channel/Blank-Check) - Frank Ocean (https://open.spotify.com/artist/2h93pZq0e7k5yf4dywlkpM?si=KOUlzVeCRZeECoSnWQ8u7A) - Andrew Bird (https://open.spotify.com/artist/4uSftVc3FPWe6RJuMZNEe9?si=F3R9DYIsR-aSyEqplHcQ7w) - Owl City (https://open.spotify.com/artist/07QEuhtrNmmZ0zEcqE9SF6?si=XQM7GF2bT6KRZzmgngR0_w) - The Adventure Zone graphic novel (https://read.macmillan.com/the-adventure-zone/) - The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance (Netflix) - Odd1sOut Dark Crystal video (https://youtu.be/SK6ZZgoy2D0) - Your Lie in April (Netflix) - The Lego Batman Movie (Google Play) - Young Justice (Netflix)
In this episode Julia and Abby discuss Princess Mononoke in our third week of the ghibli super month! - talking points include: Miyazaki’s dislike of Weinstein, environmentalism, and more! - Follow us on twitter @MumblePodcast - Intro/Outro song: In Full Color by Louie Zong (check out Louie’s bandcamp!)
In this episode, Abby and Julia discuss Howl's Moving Castle for Julia's first pick of the Ghibli extended movie month! This movie is all about magic, found family, and strange but exciting dream sequences. What more could you ask for! - CONTENT WARNING: mention of throwing up, brief mild language - Talking point include: Julia's new obsession of the month, plot summary of the movie, how age takes the pressure off of society's expectations, and the effects of body shaming - Follow us on Twitter @MumblePodcast - Intro/Outro Song: In Full Color by Louie Zong - Links to things we talked about: Howl's Moving Castle (Netflix) - Fantastic Mr. Fox (Netflix) - Criminal Minds (I cannot find this link anywhere in Canada but if you live in the USA it is on Netflix)
In this, the first week of our extended Ghibli month, Julia and Abby discuss Kiki's Delivery Service, the classic Miyazaki movie centring around artist burnout and creatives trying to make it on their own (a bit close to home for certain creatives making this podcast) - CONTENT WARNING: brief mention of ashes and cremation - Talking points include: the continued saga of Julia's food crimes, the internal conflicts and general themes of Ghibli movies, an overview of the plot of Kiki's, and much more - Follow us on Twitter @MumblePodcast - Intro/Outro song: In Full Color by Louie Zong (check out Louie on Bandcamp!) - Links to stuff we talked about: Kiki's Delivery Service (Netflix) - Phoebe Bridgers (https://open.spotify.com/artist/1r1uxoy19fzMxunt3ONAkG) - Mitski (https://open.spotify.com/artist/2uYWxilOVlUdk4oV9DvwqK) - 李子柒 Liziqi (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoC47do520os_4DBMEFGg4A) - Sydney Forest (https://sydneyforest.bandcamp.com/) - continue to support black lives matter (blacklivesmatters.carrd.co)
Its the first bonus episode of Media Mumbles! In Julia's editorial debut, Abby and Julia discuss the trope of red and blue pairings in different shows, movies, and more! (And also go on many tangents) - Talking points include: Julia and Abby find out whether they are red or blue with a comprehensive online quiz, Julia does a Harry Potter rant, and many trips down memory lane. - Intro/Outro song: In Full Color by Louie Zong (check out Louie on Bandcamp!) - Links to stuff we talked about: the quiz we took (https://www.quiz-maker.com/QLF9CWF) - Molly Knox Ostertag on Twitter for Sam and Frodo fanfiction (https://twitter.com/MollyOstertag?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) - Elisar on Twitter for Lord of the Rings fanart (https://twitter.com/ehlihr?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) - Joji (https://open.spotify.com/artist/3MZsBdqDrRTJihTHQrO6Dq) - Greer (https://open.spotify.com/artist/39v5154nNeWJGatKDkLGu9?si=kt_KSWWXSsCJpBIz2QBVuA) - Pomeranian Fight Club (https://open.spotify.com/artist/4xAj6X36UsdnOrScohwHEA?si=ipM6ToK_TRSWmqJSTUlSGg) - Vulfpeck (https://open.spotify.com/artist/7pXu47GoqSYRajmBCjxdD6?si=qRWBOmRbTm-N94knIWMNvQ)
On this episode Abby and Julia discuss WILLOW (also known as Willow Smith) and her very commendable and experimental career, the cultural impacts her music has had, as well as her life and identity - Talking points include: the spectrum of gender, Michael Cera’s portrayal of Scott Pilgrim, the struggles of buying CDs at small town CD stores, the problem of children growing up in the public eye, and more - CONTENT WARNING: mentions of self harm, brief language - Intro/Outro song: In Full Color by Louie Zong (check out Louie on Bandcamp) - Links for things we talked about: WILLOW (https://open.spotify.com/artist/3rWZHrfrsPBxVy692yAIxF?si=VWsJYjRtTz-6xfu6GRLtKw) - Mother Mother (https://open.spotify.com/artist/0e86yPdC41PGRkLp2Q1Bph?si=o8hrkiB4QTmRPjKb3bZZ3Q) - Disclosure (Netflix) - Scott Pilgrim (Netflix) - Nick Drake (https://open.spotify.com/artist/5c3GLXai8YOMid29ZEuR9y?si=0o7cKpW8SCa7zw13Vv4jIg) - Wonderful Podcast (https://open.spotify.com/show/4arwQYkaLqaw4GOXBmScQY?si=u-zrbPxoQlySMbnwyO--QQ) - i love my hair (https://youtu.be/enpFde5rgmw)
In this episode, Abby and Julia discuss Gil Scott Heron the master Bluesologist and man who coined the phrase "the revolution will not be televised", his life, politics, and incredible lyrical and poetic skills - CONTENT WARNING: Brief mild language in quoting Gil Scott Heron - Talking points include: reverting to our high school interests, how writing can sometimes be too complicated, Hank Green's TikTok, and how humanity thrives on stories and personalization. - Follow us on Twitter @MumblePodcast - Rate and Review us on Apple Podcasts (https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/media-mumbles/id1515820108) - Intro/Outro song: In Full Color by Louie Zong (follow Louie on Bandcamp!) - Links to stuff we discussed: wolf 359 (https://www.wolf359.fm/) - Hamilton Film (Disney+) - Lin's involvement with PROMESA (https://tinyurl.com/y6tcsyod) - Kendrick Lamar Visits Mr. Mooney's Class (https://youtu.be/dZTKOBElkyg) - Kubla Khan by Samuel Taylor Coleridge aka the dream-poem Julia couldn't remember (https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/43991/kubla-khan) - 13th documentary (https://www.netflix.com/title/80091741) - Who PT Barnum was (https://tinyurl.com/yab73hc4) - Black Trans Organizations to support: the okra project (https://www.theokraproject.com/) - black trans travel fund (https://www.blacktranstravelfund.com/)
In this episode Julia and Abby discuss one of the most amazing soprano voices in theatre today: Cynthia Erivo! - Talking points include: Cynthia’s career, her almost involvement in The Greatest Showman, and broadway’s history of choosing white creators for the tony awards - Follow us on Twitter @MumblePodcast - Intro/Outro song: In Full Color by Louie Zong (check out Louie on bandcamp!) - Links to stuff we discussed: cynthia erivo (https://open.spotify.com/artist/46UMQ0cW8ToR8egkBRwAxZ?si=hOGmx_TJTAeq41CIodBN7A) - a short hike (http://ashorthike.com/) - archive81 (https://open.spotify.com/show/2jyRVoDZxyNzilVdmq7U3B?si=tSbBFbibR3WFDzjghjvMrg)
It's the first week of Media Mumbles' music month! This week Abby and Julia are talking about Moses Sumney, an American genre-bending artist with incredible lyrics and a really unique sound. Talking points include: Moses' career, today's art climate, music production - Content Warning: briefly mentioned suicide (in reference to Vincent Van Gogh) - Follow us on Twitter @MumblePodcast - Intro/Outro song: In Full Color by Louie Zong (check out Louie on Bandcamp!) - Links for stuff we talked about: Moses Sumney (https://open.spotify.com/artist/5W10uJRsbt9bROJDKoI1Wn?si=nBp39nXSTpOycS6J3CwPrA) - Officer Clemmons: A Memoir (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/48512902-officer-clemmons) - Art Sqool (https://artsqool.cool/) - "Cut Me" music video (https://youtu.be/9GeAoj-nxLk) - NPR Tiny Desk Concert (https://youtu.be/C4-0Q8W8Nb0) - Sufjan Stevens (https://open.spotify.com/artist/4MXUO7sVCaFgFjoTI5ox5c?si=MmgdkVmkTGKz40JKsA5oqg) - Tyler the Creator (https://open.spotify.com/artist/4V8LLVI7PbaPR0K2TGSxFF?si=i9HNDMYbRBibKgFUtm3Mjg) - 2Cellos (https://open.spotify.com/artist/6Fi8CHfO8WGtu3yO8c2Mc4?si=hKQUBk1bQNaDR8Z8j9xw_w) - Mother Mother (https://open.spotify.com/artist/0e86yPdC41PGRkLp2Q1Bph?si=u8bAPaxCSuWn_hkXZ4Wd3g) - Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race (https://www.amazon.ca/Longer-Talking-White-People-About/dp/140887055X) - Vanessa Stockard (https://www.instagram.com/vanessastockard/?hl=en) - Black Lives Matter Playlist (https://open.spotify.com/user/spotify/playlist/37i9dQZF1DWWAqc46ZJdZf?si=5e0TB231QM6ad_1BjInmbg)
In this episode Abby and Julia discuss Oxenfree, a time looping teen thriller game in Julia’s favourite genre! (Dialogue based if you didn’t guess) Talking points include: plot, mechanics, teen media dialogue, and more! - Follow us on twitter @MumblePodcast - Intro/Outro song: In Full Color by Louie Zong (check out Louie’s Bandcamp!) - Links for stuff we discussed: Oxenfree soundtrack (https://open.spotify.com/album/3MsVFdknU6YMOcwo21SrIK?si=SO0DXH_fSXCulG19nM-nMg) - Black Lives Matter (blacklivesmatter.carrd.co) - 13th (Netflix) - The Death and Life of Marsha P Johnson (Netflix) - Game bundle for racial equality (https://itch.io/b/520/bundle-for-racial-justice-and-equality) - BLM Toronto (blacklivesmatters.ca)
On this episode, Abby and Julia discuss the very tricky and strawberry-filled platformer, Celeste! Talking points include: development of Celeste, the assist mode, the soundtrack, and our personal skills at harder video games. Check us out in twitter @Mumblepodcast - Intro/Outro song: In Full Color by Louie Zong (check out Louie on Bandcamp!) - links/sources to what we discussed: The Hollow (https://www.netflix.com/title/80147919) - She-Ra and the Princesses of Power (https://www.netflix.com/title/80179762) - Disasterpeace (https://open.spotify.com/artist/7rSMEcqv4Ez0OLgJKDjrvq?si=G32m9xDbQJG-68uG3GHiQw) - Celeste Soundtrack (https://open.spotify.com/album/5OZHQ7KG8k04IOkF50fACO?si=y8QWLvKfQHyzZGxZI8Wjfw) - Gil&Gilbert Celeste Stream (https://youtu.be/2hVL9r1vy8I) - The Anxiety of Celeste and its music (https://youtu.be/jvETIcMXaEo) - Support the BLM movement (blacklivesmatters.carrd.co/) - No more stolen sisters (amnesty.ca/our-work/campaigns/no-more-stolen-sisters)
In this episode, Abby and Julia discuss Night in the Woods, the indie game that stole our hearts (and also stole some soft pretzels). Talking points include: the history of Night in the Woods, the meanings and messages behind the game, the fear of growing up, our thoughts on choice-based gaming, and the interesting lore and history that Night in the Woods brings.
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Intro/Outro song - In Full Color by Louie Zong (check out Louie's Bandcamp!)
In this, the premiere episode of the Media Mumbles podcast, Abby and Julia discuss Animal Crossing: New Horizons, and all the culture and enjoyment that surrounds it! Talking points include: a history of animal crossing, how much we enjoyed the specific games we grew up playing, and the explosion of popularity that New Horizons has picked up during the current state of the world - Follow us on Twitter @MumblePodcast - Rate and Review us on Apple Podcasts: (https://podcasts.apple.com/ca/podcast/media-mumbles/id1515820108) - Intro/Outro song: In Full Color by Louie Zong (check out Louie's Bandcamp!) - Links to things we talked about: Animal Crossing (https://animal-crossing.com/) - That Thing You Do! (https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/that_thing_you_do) - Hozier (https://open.spotify.com/artist/2FXC3k01G6Gw61bmprjgqS) -