117: Starship Loopers

Night Call

06-07-2020 • 1 hr 11 mins

The girls are joined by writer Ezekiel Kweku for the top half this week. A Ghislaine news roundup and some television show fueled speculation about why Ms. Maxwell was staying in New Hampshire. Then it’s Randonautica, the creepy geocaching app taking Tik Tok by storm. Would any of us be game to follow a set of random directions to potentially enchanting surprise locations? Or does that sound like the worst idea ever? Then it’s a deep dive on the American flag with noted flag expert Ezekiel. Can the flag be reclaimed for good or is it out of bounds forever? For the second half of the show, Super Producer Joelle Monique joins us as we talk about Paul Verhoeven’s satirical adaptation of Robert Heinlen’s Starship Troopers. Is an obvious critique, like Verhoeven’s critique of fascism in Starship Troopers, always implicit in images or will it always go over some people’s heads? Does good intent matter if your image goes viral out of context as a GIF? Fascism, flags, and flaming bugs on an all new Nighy Call!


FOOTNOTES

  1. Ezekiel's website
  2. Randonautica at The Cut
  3. Randonautica at Vice
  4. Ezekiel on Twitter
  5. Flag Tumblr
  6. Jasper Johns flag
  7. Sarah Rahbar flag
  8. Stanley Forman flag
  9. Ezekiel on the history of flags in Black protest art (for MTV News)
  10. Ezekiel's DJ twitch stream
  11. Starship Troopers trivia
  12. Verhoeven interview in Empire

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