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96. Killers of the Golden Bachelor Moon

96. Killers of the Golden Bachelor Moon

The new Leonardo DiCaprio-Lily Gladstone-Martin Scorsese epic and Native Americans getting on-screen, plus how seniors with hearing aids juiced up a tired dating show. Also: Gaza journalism fails

Nancy and Sarah are here to talk about beauty and wonder and love and heartbreak, from a wave of Natives in film to a new twist on an old reality show. But first, they discuss the utter failure of media outlets covering the missile strike on a Gaza hospital, most likely a misfire from a Palestinian group that was initially reported as an Israeli rocket because, well, Hamas said so. We hope the journalistic fails of the past week prove a corrective, as there are grave consequences to misreporting when the situation is this hot, including a story Nancy was told several days ago, when she decided to see what was going on around NYU:

Onto beauty and wonder! Namely the release of Killers of the Flower Moon, the three-plus-hour Scorsese adaption of David Grann’s 2017 book, which Sarah and Nancy saw on opening day. Discussed:

  • How Scorsese changed the screenplay after meeting with Osage members

  • The greatness of Leo and the luminosity of Lily

  • We will not spoil the movie, but we will say: It has big twists!

  • That time Charlton Heston played Geronimo, and other historical absurdities

  • Why “The Bachelor” franchise is the hunger games of love

  • Is “The Golden Bachelor” the most transgressive of the “Bachelor” shows?

  • What films Sarah has still not seen, for god’s sake!?

Plus, a memoir on the Cultural Revolution, revisiting a journalism fraud - and Nancy and Sarah discover they have the same crush! Photo reveal in final episode note.

Postscript: Nancy’s article, “The Long, Strange, Beautiful Trip to ‘Killers of the Flower Moon” published the day after we recorded. That can be found on The Free Press.


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Journalistas Nancy Rommelmann and Sarah Hepola on what's burning through the culture right now. Flirtatious banter for serious times.