Ben Beck

Hosted by Ben Beck, Wilhelm (formerly The Spotlight) features conversations with friends, fellow podcasters as well as the occasional special guest discussing all things film and television. Each episode will feature a conversation with a guest including everything from discussing a specific franchises or series, breaking down favorite films of a particular actor, exploring tropes in movies and TV, or even settling pop culture debates. The discussions are endless and always fun!

In addition to film and TV topics, Wilhelm will also include bonus episodes made up of New Film Reviews and conversations with people in the entertainment industry such as actors and actresses, directors and writers as well as performers and stand-up comedians.

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BARBENHEIMER: The 'Cast of Us 533 - "Barbie" (Crossover Episode Part 1 of 2)
Jul 25 2023
BARBENHEIMER: The 'Cast of Us 533 - "Barbie" (Crossover Episode Part 1 of 2)
Here’s a little pinkified palate cleanser for y’all - it’s Kara, Penny, and Jason talking Barbie! If you haven’t tuned in to the cultural phenom that is the new Barbie movie yet, it was directed and co-written by Greta Gerwig, who usually does smart, character-focused indie movies like Lady Bird and Frances Ha, and we thought she was such an inspired choice for this surprisingly complex, layered, funny, incredibly beautiful, thought-provoking movie. This podcast is full of spoilers, so if you’re at all interested, we recommend you bust out your pinkest duds and go check out the movie first, and then come back and listen. Links:• Tod Haynes movie, Superstar, on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OLx9IQ8Z7rQ• Mini Hijab Fashion: https://www.instagram.com/hijarbie/• “A Real Doll” by AM Holmes: https://electricliterature.com/a-real-doll-by-a-m-homes/• MarWenCol, 2010 documentary about artist Mark Hogencamp and the world he creates using Barbies and GI Joe dolls: http://marwencol.com/documentary As always, thanks to everyone who wrote in. If you’d like to write or call in too, you can find all our contact info at podcastica.com.  Next episode: Oppenheimer, as part of our Barbenheimer crossover with Ben’s other podcast, Wilhelm, which you can find at wilhelmpodcast.com or @wilhelmpodcast on socials. Highly recommend checking it out! Show support and get ad-free episodes: patreon.com/jasoncabassi or go to buymeacoffee.com/cabassi for a one-time donation