Secret Cave Podcast #3: Rick & Morty, Jackass, and the Best Skeleton Movies

Moving away from the idea of structured topics, this week we’re improvising with whatever comes to mind in episode 3 of the Secret Cave podcast.

In this off-the-cuff conversation, we debate everything from Rick & Morty’s philosophy to the reason skeletons aren’t as widely represented as zombies.

In the future, we’ll be announcing episodes on Twitter, and streaming them on Twitch.

For now, listen to this week’s episode:

? in this episode, we discuss:

  • Is Rick & Morty just a shoddy rip off of Futurama?
  • Cliched characterization in Rick & Morty
  • Rick & Morty’s portrayal of family
  • Infidelity as a tired plot line
  • Laughing out loud when watching something alone
  • Is Rick & Morty philosophical fiction?
  • Lee’s first impressions of Futurama episode 1
  • Is it possible to enjoy something on the surface level without analyzing it?
  • The philosophy of Futurama
  • Looking at the past through a nostalgic filter
  • Why is Rick & Morty listed as philosophical fiction?
  • On Planet Earth 2’s portrayal of newly hatched iguanas
  • Animal cruelty in Jackass 3
  • Tommy Chong’s representation of cannabis culture
  • The Mandlebrot Set as an analogy for the universe
  • Subtle smoking in The Life Aquatic
  • Is it vital to watch classics like Ghostbusters?
  • What’s the definition of a classic?
  • Watching Alien on TV at Christmas in the 90s
  • Blade Runner’s stunning opening visuals
  • Buying Radio Times at Christmas and highlighting the films you’re going to watch
  • The impact of Netflix on traditional TV viewing
  • Why Jason and the Argonauts was a pre-meme meme
  • Top skeleton films
  • Why aren’t skeletons as popular as zombies?
  • Why Trap Door is one of the best kid’s shows of all time
  • Arthur’s rendition of Franz Kafka’s Metamorphosis
  • Movies filmed through the eyes of the characters

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Interactive Mandelbrot Set:

Music credit: Nuclear Winter — Baby Mawson

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