The Cluttered Desk Podcast

The Cluttered Desk Podcast

We all have a cluttered desk. It’s a space that holds what we want to read, watch, and think about. Join the hosts of The Cluttered Desk Podcast—Colin Cox and Andrew Hicks—as they talk literature, film, comic books, politics, critical theory, theology, and anything else that might tickle their fancy. The Cluttered Desk Podcast is produced and recorded in Bristol, Virginia with music by Test Dream.

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May 27, 2021 61 min

Welcome to The Cluttered Desk Podcast! In this episode, Colin and Andrew discuss the beginning of the X-Men film franchise, X-Men (2000).

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The Coda: 

Andrew: Signature Coffee Organic Three Region Blend...Maybe?

Colin: Davidson Reserve Small Batch Bourbon by Pennington Distilling Co.

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Andrew's recommendation: Ted Lasso and Brutal Imagination by Cornelius Eady

Colin's recommendation: ...

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Welcome to The Cluttered Desk Podcast! In this episode, Colin and Andrew begin Season 11 by looking back to and reflecting on 2020. There are spoilers for those listeners who did not experience 2020.

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The Coda: 

Andrew: Stash IPA by Independence Brewing Co.

Colin: Wild Turkey Longbranch by Wild Turkey

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Andrew's recommendation: The Great Britsh Baking Show and SessionsX podcast, specificall...

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Welcome to The Cluttered Desk Podcast! In this episode, Colin and Andrew discuss X-Men: Grand Design and various interrelated topics such as Shakespeare and authorial intent. 

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The Coda: 

Andrew: Unraveled IPA by Founders Brewing Co.

Colin: Old Forester 1920 Prohibition Style Whisky by Old Forester 

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X-Men: Grand Design by Ed Piskor

Andrew's recommendation: Battle of the Atom: An X-Men ...

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October 21, 2020 45 min

Welcome to The Cluttered Desk Podcast! In this episode, Colin and Andrew discuss authorial intent and critical approaches to authorial intent.  

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Andrew's recommendation: Rabbit Hole, a podcast from The New York Times

Colin's recommendation: Sleep, just sleep

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September 21, 2020 11 min

Episode Links and Notes:

Henry V (1988), directed by Kenneth Branagh

The Dark Knight (2008), directed by Christopher Nolan

The Dark Knight: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

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Website: www.thecdpodcast.com

Email: thecluttereddeskpodcast@gmail.com

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August 22, 2020 7 min

Episode Links and Notes:

A Bashing Success https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Cc7hjTGFNE&feature=emb_title

Bobby Pickett, "Monster Mash"

James Brown, "Blind Man Can See It" from In the Jungle Groove

James Newton Howard, "Pennant Fever" from the Major League soundtrack

Steve Wilstein, "Bash, it's a smash" from the Santa Cruz Sentinel, 16 October 1988 https://www.newspapers.com/clip/2161...

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May 24, 2020 54 min

Welcome to The Cluttered Desk Podcast! In this episode, Colin and Andrew discuss Jordan Peele's 2017 film, Get Out

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Andrew's recommendation: Fablehaven by Brandon Mull and Jay & Miles X-plain the X-Men

Colin's recommendation: Zach Morris is Trash and Emmy the Great's debut album, First Love

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April 4, 2020 72 min

Welcome to The Cluttered Desk Podcast! In this episode, Colin and Andrew discuss Spike Lee's 1989 film, Do the Right Thing

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The Coda: coffee from Open Doors Coffeehouse

Andrew's recommendation: House of X and Powers of X by Jonathan Hickman, Pepe Larraz, and R.B. Silva

Colin's recommendation: Love, Loss, and Auto-Tune by Swamp Dogg and the Hulu series, High Fidelity (2020)

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Welcome to The Cluttered Desk Podcast! In this mini-episode, Colin and Andrew preview S10E5 and have a quick conversation about COVID-19 narratives.

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Website: www.thecdpodcast.com

Email: thecluttereddeskpodcast@gmail.com

Twitter: @TheCDPodcast 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/thecdpodcast

Andrew is on Twitter @AndrewPatrickH1

Colin is on Twitter @ColinAshleyCox 

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Welcome to The Cluttered Desk Podcast! In this episode, Colin and Andrew discuss the 2014 film Ex Machina

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The Coda: Talisker 10 Year Old Scotch Whisky and Bernheim Straight Wheat Whisky

Andrew's recommendation: Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God by Kelly Brown Douglas

Colin's recommendation: Hitler Rants Parodies and Emancipation After Hegel by Todd McGowan

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Welcome to The Cluttered Desk Podcast! In this mini-episode, Colin and Andrew preview S10E4 and have a quick conversation about the progress of Andrew's Ph.D. 

Here's what we discuss in S10E4: Ex Machina (2014)

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Email: thecluttereddeskpodcast@gmail.com

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Welcome to The Cluttered Desk Podcast! In this episode, Colin and Andrew discuss the 2013 Spike Jonze film Her. They explore the increased pervasiveness of artificial intelligence, the necessity of the body, and the conventions of the romance genre. 

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The Coda: Hopsolution Ale Double IPA by Bell's Brewery and Old Forester 1897 Bottled in Bond by Old Forester 

Andrew's recommendation: Those S...

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February 13, 2020 14 min

Welcome to The Cluttered Desk Podcast! In this mini-episode, Colin and Andrew preview S10E3 and have a quick conversation about being troubled. 

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Website: www.thecdpodcast.com

Email: thecluttereddeskpodcast@gmail.com

Twitter: @TheCDPodcast 

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Andrew is on Twitter @AndrewPatrickH1

Colin is on Twitter @ColinAshleyCox 

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Welcome to The Cluttered Desk Podcast! In this episode, Colin and special guest Jana Napier-Ribley discuss representations of queer characters in popular media and queerbaiting in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

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The Coda: Angry Orchard Rosé

Jana is on Instagram @saltsore

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Welcome to The Cluttered Desk Podcast! In this mini-episode, Colin and special guest Jana Napier-Ribley preview S10E2 and have a quick conversation about queering Gilgamesh.  

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Website: www.thecdpodcast.com

Email: thecluttereddeskpodcast@gmail.com

Twitter: @TheCDPodcast 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/thecdpodcast

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Colin is on Twitter @...

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Welcome to The Cluttered Desk Podcast! In this episode, Colin and Andrew discuss the final entry in the Star Wars film franchise, The Rise of Skywalker

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The Coda: Cold Mountain by Highland Brewing Company and Christmas Ale by Abita Brewing Company.

Andrew's recommendation: The Devil Finds Work by James Baldwin and the film, A Dark Song (2016).

Colin's recommendation: The Marvelous Mrs. Ma...

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Welcome to The Cluttered Desk Podcast! In this mini-episode, Colin and special guests Meghan Groves and Jon Phelps have a quick conversation about Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Warning: there are possible spoilers for the film!

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Website: www.thecdpodcast.com

Email: thecluttereddeskpodcast@gmail.com

Twitter: @TheCDPodcast 

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October 9, 2019 38 min

Welcome to The Cluttered Desk Podcast! In this special episode, Colin and Andrew discuss expectations.

Topics under consideration: Andrew's move, Ph.D. programs, and the television show Mad Men

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Website: www.thecdpodcast.com

Email: thecluttereddeskpodcast@gmail.com

Twitter: @TheCDPodcast 

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Andrew is on Twitter @AndrewPatrickH1

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Welcome to The Cluttered Desk Podcast! In this episode, Colin and Andrew reflect on nine seasons of The Cluttered Desk Podcast.

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The Coda: Rocket Popsicle Sour and American Solera by Untitled Art Brewing

Andrew's recommendation: Harrow County by Cullen Bunn and Dark Ark by Cullen Bunn

Colin's recommendation: Rebecca Traister's piece on Elizabeth Warren via The Cut

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Welcome to The Cluttered Desk Podcast! In this mini-episode, Colin and Andrew preview S9E6, plus Colin asks Andrew about his forthcoming academic endeavor. 

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Please contact us at any of these locations:

Website: www.thecdpodcast.com

Email: thecluttereddeskpodcast@gmail.com

Twitter: @TheCDPodcast 

Facebook: www.facebook.com/thecdpodcast

Andrew is on Twitter @AndrewPatrickH1

Colin is on Twitter @ColinAshleyCox 

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