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In Our House Now: “ An Inquiry Into Twin Peaks The Return”

In Our House Now: “ An Inquiry Into Twin Peaks The Return”

By JB Minton
John Thorne, Co-Creator of Wrapped In Plastic & The Blue Rose Magazine and JB Minton, author of A Skeleton Key To Twin Peaks join up to explore Twin Peaks The Return as proper Art.
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An Interview With John Thorne About The Future and Past Of Twin Peaks Scholarship
JB Minton interviewed John Thorne about the future and past of Twin Peaks Scholarship.
July 25, 2022
Episode 10: "Call For Help"
In the finale of Season 2, John Thorne and Josh "JB" Minton discuss how the deviously layered insurance schemes of Mr C play against the forces of supernatural aid that come to Cooper's assistance throughout Twin Peaks The Return. Understanding this relationship is critical to truly enjoying the best that Twin Peaks The Return has to offer us as viewers. The Final Song Of The Season is "Simple" by JB Minton (Also available on Soundcloud)
November 14, 2021
Episode 9: "Humor"
John Thorne and Josh "JB" Minton discuss humor in Twin Peaks The Return at a general level and then break down their top 3 funniest scenes and top 3 funniest lines. Don't miss the laughs in the middle of all that weirdness.
October 09, 2021
Episode 8: "Carl Rodd"
John and Josh discuss Harry Dean Stanton's Carl Rodd, a critical character in Fire Walk With Me and Twin Peaks The Return.
September 08, 2021
Episode 7: "Screams And A Whisper"
John Thorne and Josh (JB) Minton discuss the various screams in Twin Peaks The Return, exploring their potential meanings and end with a conversation about whispers and the passing of the cycle of ages.
August 13, 2021
Episode 6: "Observers"
John Thorne and JB Minton discuss the characters in Twin Peaks The Return who watch with indirect purposes that are often unknown and mysterious.
June 25, 2021
Episode 5: "Doors, Thresholds, and Border Crossings" Part 2
John & JB continue their exploration of Doors in Twin Peaks The Return, getting into Cooper's hubris, the manipulation of memory, and what salvation really means when one finally realizes that they can't change time to erase trauma.
May 16, 2021
Episode 4: "Doors, Thresholds, and Border Crossings"
John Thorne and JB Minton get deep into the moments of passage and transformation between scenes and situations in Twin Peaks The Return. We also discuss an alternate and compelling take on the next to last border crossing in The Straight Story, when Alvin may have died on the bridge over the Mississippi River. In the first episode of this two-part conversation for this theme, John and JB go in-depth on these major gateway moments by starting at the end in Part 18 and working their way back. They end with an exploration of Cooper's emotional state in response to the anxiety of being trapped in the Red Room, and ask the question, "What baggage is he bringing with him when he finally parts those Red Room Curtains in 18?
May 04, 2021
Episode 3: "Kafka"
In this episode, we discuss the influences on Twin Peaks The Return by Franz Kafka: "The Metamorphosis," "The Trial," "The Burrough," and Homer's "The Odyssey," paintings by Edward Hopper and Francis Bacon, and Marlon Brando. 
April 05, 2021
Episode 2: "Zones"
We discuss the primary zones in Twin Peaks The Return. What are their emotional tones? How do characters migrate through these zones in the narrative? How does technology influence each zone? And what the heck do we even call what happens in Odessa? Please join us for another wild ride through Twin Peaks. 
March 12, 2021
Episode 1: "Diane"
In this first episode of Season 2, John Thorne and JB Minton go deep into the character of Diane, all of her facets, to discuss her overall character arc and the importance of her meaning to The Return and Dale Cooper.
February 16, 2021
Episode 10: "Hauntings" With Guest Courtenay Stallings
In this episode, we welcome Author Courtenay Stallings, who recently published the book "Laura's Ghost: Women Speak About Twin Peaks." We speak about the trauma at the heart of her book and this leads us into the theme of "Hauntings" in Twin Peaks The Return. Visit for more information on Sexual Violence. 
October 13, 2020
Episode 9 "Andy"
In this episode, John Thorne and Josh (JB) Minton discuss the character of Andy Brennan (played by Harry Goaz) in Twin Peaks The Return. Andy is a very important character that is at first glance easily written off as comic relief. We talk about why The Fireman chose Andy, what his mission is, and why he is one of the most spiritually pure characters in all of #TwinPeaks.
September 25, 2020
Episode 8: "Jeffries"
John Thorne and Josh "JB" Minton discuss the many faces and forms of Phillip Jeffries in Twin Peaks The Return.
August 24, 2020
Episode 7 "Home"
John Thorne and Josh Minton welcome John Bernardy to the show. John is an Author and Editor of the 25 Years Later website. He's written several in-depth analyses about Twin Peaks, so make sure to head over to 25YL and read those and all the other great content they have. In this episode, we discuss the theme of #HOME in #TwinPeaks The Return.
August 02, 2020
Episode 6 "Audrey"
John and Josh go deep into the character of Audrey Horne and dissect and explore how her journey in Twin Peaks The Return impacts not only Audrey's mental and emotional transcending but the overall narrative of what is happening The Return and why her story is so important to a rewarding experience of rewatching over and over again.
July 04, 2020
Episode 5 "Fractures"
Jubel Brosseau, co-host of the Counter Esperanto Podcast join John Thorne and Josh Minton to discuss the theme of "Fractures" in Twin Peaks The Return. If you have a friend who hated The Return and has never gone back to rewatch it, this is the episode to direct them towards.
June 14, 2020
Episode 4 "Talismans"
In this episode, John Thorne and JB "Josh" Minton discuss Talismans as power objects that appear in Twin Peaks The Return.  What are they? What do they do? What do they mean? Finally, are they necessary? Take a trip back into the darkness. 
May 25, 2020
Episode 3 "Politics"
In this episode of the In Our House Now Podcast, John Thorne and Josh Minton discuss how different political themes impact Twin Peaks The Return, ranging a spectrum from the economics of the 99%, War, Healthcare, Corporate America, to Guns.  
May 02, 2020
Episode 2 "Memories"
John Thorne and Josh "JB" Minton welcome Jeff Lemire, the author and graphic novelist (and Twin Peaks Superfan) into the conversation about "Memories" as they apply to Twin Peak The Return. Take your appreciation of Twin Peaks to the next level with three guys who love this Art and these characters. 
April 18, 2020
Episode 1: "BAGGAGE"
When John and I sat down to start planning this new podcast, in which we will discuss themes of Twin Peaks The Return, he and I agreed on this theme for Episode 1 immediately. What is the baggage that we brought, and continue to bring, with us into our first watch and our repeated viewings of Twin Peaks The Return (or Season 3 if you prefer)? This is an important conversation because it sets every viewer on equal footing of analyzing and processing who each of us are as we begin to engage with a very difficult narrative expression. Some fans knew early that there was going to be a night scene where a major character screamed murderously. Did knowing that scene was coming negatively impact those fans viewing of Season 3 and their current feelings as they look back on it? In The Return, a major character is raped by someone we thought was a hero. Whether that some aspect of this character's behavior. Is that baggage? Is it necessary to have seen Fire Walk With Me in order to have the proper context in which to fully appreciate The Return? So much to discuss as we elevate the conversation about Twin Peaks The Return.
April 03, 2020
Episode 0: On David Foster Wallace’s Essay “David Lynch Keep His Head”
What started out as a test episode turns into a great conversation where John and Josh discuss DFW’s love for Lynch.
March 30, 2020