Time travel and the Buffalo Bills 2015 season are this weeks big topics. Joe’s week included his last day at Technicolor where he gave out more “atta boy’s” than he sincerely meant. He also had the dreaded exit interview. Kris’s week involved vlogging his meetings, searching for a sound stage and trying to find one person who will tweet at us that they listen to the show.
Gratcast has it’s first guest this week as Filmmaker/Entrepreneur Siri Borgen joins the show. Siri gives Joe and Kris a rundown of her typical week and a little information about some of the things she’s working on for the Just Drive project. Joe’s day included a drug test he boldly flew in the face of on instagram moments later while Kris worked this week on the logo for the #ALLIn4Kids event.
It’s all about Siri in our second segment this week. Siri tells about her siblings and her upbringing in a household where both her parents have had long careers with JPL. This leads Kris and Joe to bombard Siri with questions about Ancient Aliens and belief. A tangent about the Cosmic War theory and how the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter is a result of an exploded planet formally known as Krypton. Bringing it back around, Siri talks about her thesis film ‘The Death and Life of Norman Bailey’ and how she got started on her artistic path.
In our final segment the trio discusses their thoughts on the new Star Wars trailer, Joe has issues with Han’s wardrobe and Kris is really hoping that Hans has been in that bar on Tattoine reliving the glory days for the past 30 years. Kris schools Siri on Swingers and the follow up Made which has the greatest cameo of all time in Screech. But Joe has a personal story regarding Screech that might rival the cameo.
The summer of Joe has concluded before it ever began. The soon to be laid off co-host of Gratcast is already working two new jobs in additional to the one that is ending. That meant we needed to rework our recording schedule this week and that forced us to bump our guest to next week. So we fired from the hip with this episode.
Kris explains his latest Facebook scuffle which resulted in him being declared an anti-semite because he took the stance that both Israel and Iran should stop threatening to annihilate each other to a Jewish person war mongering against Iran.
A segueless transition takes the boys into a conversation about digital acts and using CGI to finish an actors work when they die during production. While the cool technology has limitless uses it also has the dark side effect of creating motives for murder by family members and handlers of superstars. Think of a world where Chris Evans can be Captain America for the next 100 years regardless of whether or not he is a live.
On a more positive note Kris explains what it was like to meet with a producer who represents Chinese film investors. What was suppose to be a follow up to previously submitted and read synopsis’s became a spontaneous moment where he had to pitch his stories off the top of his head.
The social discussion of the week revolves around Kris’s struggle to balance his rebellious nature, with his knowledge that collaboration is the best approach most of the time. It’s walking the line between the two that makes a leader great. To make his point, Kris uses the most recent season of the Walking Dead and the groups new surroundings that allow them to put the swords down and assimilate into a mostly normal life again. But after literally having to be ready to fight for their lives at any moment, being able to just relax and live does not come easy to the group.
In our final segment Joe talks about the need to be a hustler and have residual income. He also shares a hustlers trick on how to get more credit for gas cards when you go grocery shopping.
Gratcast continues to spread it’s wings. We are now syndicated overseas on two radio stations in the UK. The expectations are starting to rise, and that means we need to start booking some damn good guests. Joe and Kris discuss who that first guest might be and why she is only one degree removed…