Lost in the Movies: TWIN PEAKS CONVERSATIONS w/ Twin Peaks Unwrapped authors Ben Durant & Bryon Koszycka (YouTube & extended PATREON)

TWIN PEAKS CONVERSATIONS w/ Twin Peaks Unwrapped authors Ben Durant & Bryon Koszycka (YouTube & extended PATREON)


My Twin Peaks Conversations series kicks off with the hosts - or rather, now, the authors - of Twin Peaks Unwrapped. Ben and Bryon introduced their podcast in 2015 and kept it going much longer than they expected, finally ending its 250+ episode run this year. In the midst of this process, they wrote a book using their audio discussions as a springboard but ultimately extending far beyond the material they'd already recorded. Building on the oral history tradition established by Brad Dukes (with Reflections: An Oral History of Twin Peaks) and John Thorne (with The Essential Wrapped in Plastic: Pathways to Twin Peaks) - whom I also spoke with in 2014 and 2016 - and formatting their book as an episode guide, Ben and Bryon complemented excerpts from their extensive cast/crew interviews with their own easygoing banter on various subjects, picks for favorite quotes and scenes, and codas from a variety of Peaks fans (including yours truly). In this conversation, we dig into their process behind the book and podcast, discussing their favorite discoveries among other subjects:

PART 1 on YouTube

And that's just the first half hour or so; for $5/month patrons, there's nearly an hour of extended discussion on topics as broad as Lynch's possible Twin Peaks follow-up, The Maxx comic books and series, "sense memory" of podcasts, the nineties television (beyond Peaks) which shaped Ben and Bryon, and even my own origin story as a cinephile.

And listen to...

This will be my approach every month from now on, sharing more than half of these podcasts exclusively with my top tier on Patreon as a successor to the Lost in Twin Peaks podcast. And this conversation is actually a bonus, so expect another before September's up...



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