It’s time for a no-superheroes episode! Eschewing all cultural trends, Nick and Alastair take a look at social satire movie High Rise at the 1:32 point (plus the difficulty of adapting books and vertical living returning to London), new podcast Alice Isn’t Dead at 18:29 (plus methods of audio advertising and whether this very show has a secret purpose) and the latest Coen brothers comedy Hail, Ceasar! at 33:04 (plus the life and death of old movie genres).
Lastly, in our stubbornly unnamed recommendations feature at 46:27, Alastair reads his first comic in years: The Manhattan Projects by Jonathan Hickman & Nick Pitarra. Is this the beginning of a deep love for graphic storytelling as a medium? Or is it… The End?