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Storyline connection to season 3, spin-off, or Lynch film - from the most recently discussed
(others are shared publicly here, here, here, here, here & here)

Palmer family breakdown w/ Part 2

Cooper and Audrey w/ Wild at Heart

Hank's criminal activities w/ Part 10

(other major topics - longer than 5 minutes)

Updating the Twin Peaks character series

Planning Journey Through Twin Peaks video on Mark Frost

Creating Journey Through Twin Peaks chapters on "the Mary Sweeney years"

Creating Journey Through Twin Peaks - The Return

Creating chapter 29 to kick off Journey Through Twin Peaks

Conversations with Mark Frost & other upcoming Twin Peaks books (podcast recommendation)

My upcoming Journey Through Twin Peaks videos (November 2019 update)

Lindsay Hallam's Fire Walk With Me book

Fire Walk With Me in season 3

Twin Peaks fandom a year after season 3

Surveying my interviews with Twin Peaks scholars

Ideas for future Twin Peaks Reflections

Rounding up the First Time Viewer Companion

Jeffries teapot cartoon (watch the cartoon itself)

Frost's "mistakes" in The Secret History

Parts 17/18 as two "solo albums" & other highlights from Harley Peyton/Bob Engels interviews

Diane...: The Twin Peaks Tapes of Agent Cooper

The Autobiography of F.B.I. Special Agent Dale Cooper: My Life, My Tapes

Welcome to Twin Peaks: Access Guide to the Town

Musical structure of Journey Through Twin Peaks

Formal approach to Journey Through Twin Peaks

The Secret History of Twin Peaks & The Final Dossier audiobooks

The Lodgers podcast w/ Dennis Lim on the David Lynch & Mark Frost collaboration

The difference between old and new

Listener Feedback

in Episode 100: Lynch & Frost; Diane, Bob, Richard Horne; generational viewing habits of Fire Walk With Me; innocence & corruption; car accidents as metaphors in Lynch work

in Episode 97: YouTube comments: psychologically interpreting Leland & Bob, Halloween & Twin Peaks

in Episode 96: YouTube comments: Cooper's identity & John Thorne's theories

in Episode 95: site comments: garmonbozia; YouTube comments: Cooper's different sides, differing opinions on the end of the Palmer investigation

in Episode 94: YouTube comments: my idea for Judy/Diane fanart

in Episode 93: YouTube comments: motivation to kill Laura Palmer, possible routes for late season three

in Episode 92: Brief comments & responses from June 2022

in Episode 91: My response on different forms of Twin Peaks Conversations, Joan Chen in Xiu Xiu: The Sent-Down Girl & Madame Mao; YouTube comments: original viewers of Twin Peaks, achronological storytelling in The Return, discovering all of Twin Peaks in recent years

in Episode 90: Was The Return a passion project?, David Lynch film's casting/imagery connection to genre B films, varying depictions of Laura's murder, art's honesty and/or moral integrity (related to the question of Leland's responsibility), geography of Twin Peaks & Deer Meadow, Greil Marcus' quote about Fire Walk With me subverting Lynch's intentions, strains in Lynch's collaboration with Kyle MacLachlan, episodes 28 & 29 as another double album finale concept, passion play in Access Guide & early season 3 concepts, police abuse of the one-armed man & Al Strobel's performance, ironic vs. sincere responses to Twin Peaks & generation gaps, Disney & Lynch: Sleeping Beauty - Laurence's comparisons (including Anne Sexton poem), further thoughts about generation gaps in Twin Peaks viewership, Sleeping Beauty - my response (including Belladonna of Sadness & Anne Sexton), Out of order Twin Peaks viewing for emotional impact; YouTube comments: Neon Genesis Evangelion vs. Twin Peaks in light of The Return & Rebuilds, Cooper's identity in flux (vs. other Lynch films), the future of Twin Peaks, Gregg Araki's Now Apocalypse & the influence of Twin Peaks season 3, Laura's Ghost & the legacy/interpretation of Laura; site comments: theory about John Justice Wheeler

in Episode 81: Generational differences w/ Twin Peaks, passage of time in 2014 vs. 2021 & more, Field of Dreams & Twin Peaks, 25-year jump in Cooper's dream; YouTube comments: European ending of Twin Peaks pilot, Lynch' absence from season 2, Season 3 about the passage of time

in Episode 76: Twin Peaks in video games, explaining the ep. 17 wake, Audrey/Cooper/Cooper's downfall, importance of season 2 subplots (w/ reference to Wally Brando & Frank Truman), did the climax of season 3 go wrong?, more importance of season 2 subplots & Mark Frost's contributions/tensions w/ Lynch & Seattle-based cast members in Twin Peaks, Cooper's empty/full coffee, anticipating Twin Peaks in 2014 & recalling that & late 80s/early 90s zeitgeist

in Episode 66: my Journey Through Twin Peaks teaser (Dark Dreams on the Radio), Carmen Sternwood & more in The Big Sleep, Conversations with Mark Frost, "The Experiment," What Did Jack Do, YouTube comments ("curtain call" scene in Pt. 18, Windom Earle/Annie/Mr. C & tulpas, the Journey Through Twin Peaks series, killer's reveal)

in Episode 63, part 1: James Marshall at Eraserhood, Donna's memory of the Pink Room, captivity & freedom in Twin Peaks, Lynch's involvement with season 1, ordinary characters as mythological analogs, noir/Lynch/Evelyn Marsh, replying to ordinary/mythological character connections, symbolic ownership in Twin Peaks, Laura's desk/Fred's cell/"primal scene" locations, Lynch/Frost partnership (including the New Mexico girl), suggestions for Twin Peaks Cinema, Sherilyn Fenn interview, does it matter what you call the Red Room?, season 3 influence on new TV (including Too Old to Die Young), Sherilyn Fenn on season 3, Twin Peaks books, Twin Peaks YouTube channels, Lynch on Lynch/Reflections/The Essential Wrapped in Plastic, the end of Fire Walk With Me & one to many/many to one, "we live inside a dream" (Cooper & Twin Peaks as Laura's projection), 2D vs 3D aesthetics & Gordon Cole as obfuscator, Laura's personae in season 3: Naido/Diane/Audrey (+ Cooper's hotel), Cooper crawling to the socket, male/female dichotomy or archetypes in Twin Peaks, approaching/reflecting Twin Peaks for first-time viewers

in Episode 63, part 2: Lengthy Reddit posts on the Experiment/the Atom Bomb/Fire Walk With Me, season 3 as Laura's psychodrama, Laura's "TV" in the Red Room & "offscreen", Neon Genesis Evangelion/Twin Peaks, rejecting & returning to Twin Peaks after 25 years, "Begin the Beguine", reasons for Journey Through Twin Peaks delay, the gravity of death in Twin Peaks, killer's reveal, Leland as Bob's victim, Zen view of Twin Peaks, Martha Nochimson book/interview

in Episode 56: new website Twin Philosopeaks, John Malkovich's Lynch video, season 3 Cooper motifs, mothers & sons in Lynch, Lost in Twin Peaks approach, Ray Wise dugpa thread, betting odds on "Lynch Madness" brackets, trauma book, different timestreams in Twin Peaks, Bob creates Red Room, Ronnie Rocket, waiting room vs. Black Lodge, Take the Ring video, John Thorne interview, offline Peaks connections, Fire Walk With Me & availability

in Episode 53: How I research Twin Peaks & why my presentation is different now, psychology vs. spirituality in Twin Peaks, The Dead Zone & Twin Peaks, Trauma in Twin Peaks, Cooper's Failure & the Palmer house, Roses/Angels/Tibetan Buddhism, when am I continuing my Journey videos?

in Episode 52: psychology vs. spirituality in Twin Peaks, Cooper's enlightenment - end of Twin Peaks?, Lynch & analysis of intent

in Episode 51: The Missing Pieces, Mr. C's speaking style, roses disappear from Laura's painting, Ray Wise behind the scenes in season 3, Lynch & Frost collaboration/relationship, Harley Peyton writing Shelly/Gordon & abandoning the Audrey/Cooper romance, interpretations of the ring, psychology vs. spirituality in Twin Peaks, Fire Walk With Me as different genres, first Twin Peaks video

in Episode 50: Hands in Twin Peaks, Fire Walk With Me book interview, is the Evolution of the Arm a good guy?, The Return's connections to seasons 1 & 2, Maddy's murder and Laura's spirit, Red

in Episode 49: The Owl Cave ring and Annie's nurse, Sherilyn Fenn in season 3, did Lynch care about the Audrey/Cooper romance?, who is Red?, is Audrey dead?

in Episode 48: the RR counter scene, Leland/Bob, Teresa's ring, the Pink Room & the Red Room, Twin Peaks truckers

in Episode 47: my disclaimer about how I'll respond, Michael & Us covers Donnie Darko, Judy as repetition, different versions of the Palmer house, One Eyed Jack's & spirit world, Teresa & the dirt mound, Cooper leading Carrie to her death?, Laura & the ring, Lynch vs. Frost on Judy, do theories overlook flaws?

in Episode 44: Sherilyn Fenn talks about season 3, what is Judy?, did Lynch become more straightforward?, Deer Meadow & dream theory, season 3 behind-the-scenes documentary, who is Linda?, Diane & Cooper's mission in Pt. 17 & 18, "federal prison" = Black Lodge, uncles & cousins, Red & Richard Horne, circuitry in the mythology, Cooper is pathetic in Pt. 16, ep. 17 wake fits non-response to trauma in s3, Maddy's "Fire Walk With Me" face in ep. 14, 4 Ways to Watch Fire Walk With Me

in Episode 42: Cooper & Mr. C, Leland & Cooper

in Episode 41: patrons switching places at the diner, the actor in Carrie's house is not the loan shark, Frost's knowledge of casting, season 1/2 rewatch for Twin Peaks Reflections?, FWWM early draft, I Love the 90s w/ Twin Peaks theme

in Episode 39: Twin Peaks/Neon Genesis Evangelion, Double R counter patrons - is that shift/cut a continuity error & does it matter, Carrie Page as Laura's dreamer

in Episode 37: responses to my coverage of Pts. 17 & 18 (as well as pre-s3 predictions, Pt. 16, old Twin Peaks episodes, Maddy, comic-con panel, ring in s3, David Learns to Fly, etc)

in Episode 35: Pt. 14 feedback including the green glove, Diane & Janey-E as sisters, and whose smile is inside of Sarah?

in Episode 33: Twin Peaks pianist

in Episode 32: Pt. 10 feedback including Audrey Horne's original storyline, Pt. 12 feedback, Richard Horne's importance

in Episode 31: Pt. 9 feedback including the Search for the Zone site and the Hornes & the waterfall

in Episode 30: Pt. 8 feedback including a lengthy passage on Twin Peaks, art, and creativity

in Episode 26: Dougie's gesture in Pt. 4 & 6

in Episode 24: Twin Peaks Pts. 1 & 2, 3 & 4

in Episode 23: Twin Peaks Pt. 1 & 2

in Episode 21: s3 speculation, Josie Packard reflections

in Episode 19: Value of Twin Peaks season 2

in Episode 18: Red in Twin Peaks season 3

in Episode 16: Lynch/Frost different takes on Cooper

in Episode 6: watching the Twin Peaks killer's reveal at 13, Fire Walk With Me as a fairy tale (comparison w/ Donkeyskin) and Christian martyrs' tales

Film Capsules
(1 - 10 minutes)

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Political Topics

Long discussions, 10 - 30 minutes

War in Ukraine & misunderstanding Vladimir Putin in the lead-up

Why I'm voting for Bernie Sanders 2020

Warren clashes with Sanders over their 2018 meeting

Angela Nagle's "Left Case Against Open Borders"

Looking back at the Bush & early Obama administrations (w/ discussion of CNN documentary)

Democrats take back the House in the 2018 midterms

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez defeats Joe Crowley
(her unexpected victory, definitions of social democracy vs. democratic socialism, left-wing criticism of her Israel statements, right-wing and centrist attacks)

Midsize discussions, 5 - 9 minutes

Aftermath of the 2020 Bernie Sanders campaign (my immediate reactions)

Bernie Sanders in the 2020 primaries

The young online left in 2016 - 2020

The need for left populism and outreach to independents/nonvoters

Blackpill vs. redpill vs. bluepill

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez backlash as she navigates party and movement

Bolivian President Evo Morales is overthrown by a right-wing coup

The Tories beat Labour in the 2019 UK election

2019 UK election reactions (podcast recommendations)

Short discussions, 1 - 4 minutes

(*update 2023: Fetterman & Glusenkamp turned out to be neither)

(many episodes contain additional political discussion among podcast recommendations)

Listener Feedback

in Episode 99boomers in The Big Chill & Return of the Secaucus Seven

in Episode 93: YouTube comments: contrast of Big Chill & Return of the Secaucus Seven

in Episode 91: site comments: boomers from the 60s to Trump

in Episode 53Democratic Socialists of America

in Episode 51: LeftTube & left podcast recommendations, Angela Nagle's M.O. in attacking the left

in Episode 48: LeftTube recommendations

Random Topics

(including Esterhaus' death - Mark Frost's first full season)

Midsize discussions, 5 - 9 minutes

(image/list from this undiscussed but relevant article)

Best years in cinema history
(illustration by Tomi Um for Washington Post article)

Continuing CNN's 2000s documentary

The passage of time & lifespans
(How close events are to the present vs. earlier events, living in 3 centuries, family generations that are close together or far apart)

The Great Movie Ride

"Pretty Saro" - Bob Dylan's song and video

The Rolling Stones early albums

"Death of cinema" & a lost generation of filmmakers
(reading/responding to a Matt Zoller Seitz thread)

My personal history with the Academy Awards

Sergei Eisenstein on D.W. Griffith

Brief history of video essays
(covers similar ground to longer Kevin B. Lee sequence above)

Mark Frost's second and third episodes for Hill Street Blues

Mark Frost's first episode of Hill Street Blues (including Dominique Dunne tragedy)

Short discussions, 1 - 4 minutes

My upcoming viewing diary for Mad Men season 6

Early 90s zeitgeist & a sense of awe

Confederate mythos & The Civil War documentary

My public podcast debuts

The end of season 3 in my recently published Mad Men viewing diary

The Big Chill & The Return of the Secaucus Seven (podcast recommendations)

The Kominsky Method seasons 1 & 2

Living With Yourself season 1

Schitt's Creek later seasons

E.T. Xfinity commercial

Mass media & personal creation (podcast recommendation)

The fall of Fandor

Lost in the Movies website makeover

My upcoming Generations post

My upcoming "Unseen" series

My upcoming viewing diary for Mad Men season 3

Academy Awards 2019

True Detective season 1 rewatch

Problematic art/artists - Leni Riefenstahl (podcast recommendation)
(illustration by David Levine for Susan Sontag's "Fascinating Fascism" essay)

Problematic art/artists - Dr. Suess controversy in schools

Problematic art/artists - Gone With the Wind

My upcoming review of Inside Out

My upcoming review of Thirteen

My upcoming viewing diary for Mad Men mid-season 2

My upcoming viewing diary for Veronica Mars season 2

Derry Girls

Hill Street Blues late season 4

Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder championship - Fury's breakdown/scandal

Christmas film songs on YouTube

Band Aid/Live Aid & backlash

My early 2000s CD mixes

Is 1966 the best year in film?

Cinema Enthusiast's best of each year polls
(referencing this site)

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez dance video & related video/meme/copyright context

Finishing CNN's 2000s documentary
(branches off into longer political discussion)

My upcoming review of Mary Shelley

Pretending the CGI Lion King is "live action"

Bernardo Bertolucci death & controversy

Ridiculous Dear Prudence letter

100th anniversary of Armistice Day (& a living woman who remembers it)

My upcoming review of Lady Bird

Augusta Theodosia Drane, the Oxford Movement & upcoming Cinepoem video

My upcoming viewing diary for Mad Men mid-season 2

Schitt's Creek

Fascination with mid-19th century life & learning about the Oxford Movement (for upcoming Cinepoem video)

My upcoming review of The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

My upcoming viewing diary for Mad Men early season 2

Starting CNN's 2000s documentary

PBS "100 books" documentary program

Roku screen saver

Finishing Molly Haskell's biography of Steven Spielberg

Classics Illustrated (90s versions)

Time Machine series

Common Ground photo book by Gregory Conniff

154 by Wire


The era of the mix CD

Starting Molly Haskell's biography of Steven Spielberg

Rock N Roll Chicken alarm clock

The Eric Andre Show

High Maintenance (HBO series)

Homeland season 7 finale & the dominance of centrist ideology

Ferdy on Films ends its run

My upcoming Mad Men season 1 viewing diary

What is the 2000s aesthetic? (car ad depicting different eras)

After Winter Olympics, considering my own Olympics series

Everything Sucks! & 90s nostalgia

Lesli Linka Glatter on PBS NewsHour

The Winter Olympics

My early video essay work

Dario Argento on The Joe Franklin Show

Roman Polanski's reputation

SMILF season 1 finale

Millennial stereotypes & definitions

Hill Street Blues episode on Weather Underground-style radical group

Guerrilla (Showtime series)

Stranger Things season 2

Hill Street Blues on Bickering Peaks podcast

Listener Feedback

in Episode 100: Auteurism; generational viewing habits; car accidents as metaphors in Lynch work

in Episode 99Video games, streaming & the decline of cinema; site comments: Sal in Mad Men

in Episode 98: Invitation for more 00s reflections, follow-up from Andrew Cook on 300, Zack Snyder, Christopher Nolan & other 00s films, class in Joker/Batman v. Superman

in Episode 97, part 1: YouTube comments: Halloween

in Episode 97, part 2: Andrew Cook on 300

in Episode 94: Brief comments & responses

in Episode 93: YouTube comments: American Wind in the Willows

in Episode 92: Brief comments & responses

in Episode 91: Joan Chen in Xiu Xiu: The Sent-Down Girl & Madame Mao; YouTube comments: Satyajit Ray & Madhabi Mukherjee in Charulata & The Big City; site comments: difficulty in creating top 100 list now

in Episode 90: Lost in the Movies expansion to different social media platforms, David Lynch films' casting/imagery connection to genre B films, Sleeping Beauty - Laurence's comparisons (including Anne Sexton poem) & my response (including Belladonna of Sadness & Anne Sexton), YouTube comments: Neon Genesis Evangelion in light of Rebuild, identity in flux in Lynch films, Gregg Araki's Now Apocalypse; site comments: Philip Seymour Hoffman in The Master vs. Leonardo DiCaprio in Django Unchained, Queen Elizabeth's jubilee

in Episode 81Generational differences, passage of time in 2014 vs. 2021 & more, Field of Dreams; YouTube comments: baby boomer etymology

in Episode 76: recalling 2014 & late 80s/early 90s zeitgeists

in Episode 66: Carmen Sternwood & more in The Big Sleep, Rebel Without a Cause & Natalie Wood, YouTue comments: Side by Side video on Fellini, Cinepoem: What the Soul Desires, Solaris

in Episode 63: YouTube comments: Rear Window/Dial M for Murder, Martha Nochimson book/interview (+her article on Veronica Mars), site comments: Veronica Mars seasons 1 - 4, Neon Genesis Evangelion (podcasts, Adam/Lilith, Kaworu)

in Episode 5690s anime

in Episode 53Carl Jung & A Dangerous Method, Michael & Us podcast, what makes a Netflix movie?, The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, DC Cinematic Universe, True Detective, The X-Files, The Killing/The Asphalt Jungle, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Harry Dean Stanton, critique of my video essay Learning to Look: Eye Contact in The Big City, the end of The Big City, Andrew's Nicholas McCarthy essay

in Episode 52: Struggle Session's Fight Club episode, True Detective season 3

in Episode 51: Night World, Street of Crocodiles, Neon Genesis Evangelion, my video essays Learning to Look & Not Just O.J., honorary Oscars, first Twin Peaks video, True Detective season 3

in Episode 50: Tech podcast recommendation

in Episode 48: the aesthetics & ideology of Disney

in Episode 47my approach to responding to feedback, Michael & Us covers Donnie Darko

in Episode 43: listener's #1 horror film (The Shining - also mentions Hereditary)

in Episode 39: remembering what Ethan Hawke was in

in Episode 33different types of UK football, old Epcot rides

in Episode 7Aldous Huxley

in Episode 5: The Last Jedi

Opening the Archive

(History of the Site)

Golden Age (September 2010 - January 2011)

Running on Empty (January - May 2011)

Video Dreams (September - November 2011)

Long Goodbyes (November - December 2011)

Best Face Forward (May 2012 - January 2013) is entirely PUBLIC

Talking to Twitter & Embracing the Image (February - July 2013)

The Watchlist Hits Toontown (August - October 2013)

Classics & Completionism (October 2013 - February 2014)

Getting Lost in Lynchland (March - June 2014)

Journeying into Twin Peaks (July 2014 - February 2015)

Genesis of a Video Detective (March - August 2015)

A World Without Uncertainty (August - December 2015)

Paris, Portmeirion, and Other Planets (December 2015 - April 2016)

Finishing the Favorites (May 2016 - January 2017)

Characters Everywhere (January - May 2017)

(Reading Series - audio versions of public essays)

(after brief clip + lists for The Vanishing)

(after very brief Brideshead Revisited capsule)

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