Fire Talk With Me
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An in-depth, episode by episode look at the cult classic TV series Twin Peaks. Join co-hosts Jeremy Smith and Allie Goertz as he walks her through the twists and turns of David Lynch's serial drama for her first time in this ESN.fm Limited Edition Series.
||Clean46: The Return, Part 16||Allie and Jeremy celebrate one of the most satisfying episodes yet for longtime fans. There’s so much ground to cover, and just so much to luve.||8/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean45: The Return, Part 15||With just three episodes remaining, Allie and Jeremy cheer happy moments and anticipate everything not wrapping up neatly, nor cleanly, nor happily.||8/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean44: The Return, Part 14||Allie and Jeremy lament the fact that we're only getting four more hours of Twin Peaks as various threads begin connecting (while at once, new mysteries open up). Covered here: Episode 43 (44 including The Pilot, or S03E14)||8/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean43: The Return, Part 13||What if we found the ending of Twin Peaks…in the past? The past-future? The future-past?||8/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean42: The Return, Part 12||Allie and Jeremy discuss an episode that Showtime and the cast have been hyping as one in which "big stuff happens" (as if that weren't every episode). Find out whether Allie hated this divisive episode at all...or as much as many friends texted that th||8/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean41: The Return, Part 11||Jeremy returns from the Black Lodge to phone it in from Utah and rejoin Allie for an episode that swung them from creeped-out and scared to happy and hopeful and back again.||7/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean40: The Return, Part 10||In Jeremy's absence, Allie welcomes guest co-host Garrison Taylor (@midnight), as well as guest-guest Emily Fleming (also @midnight) to sift through the breadcrumbs of "the Horne-iest episode yet".||7/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean39: The Return, Part 9||Returning to The Return after two excruciating weeks off, Damon Houx joins Allie and Jeremy to talk about timelines, fan theories past and present, as well as just how many loops are being closed...and how many might be kept open...and why.||7/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean38: The Return, Part 8||Jake Fogelnest returns to discuss the most substantial, "Lynchian" episode yet.||6/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean37: The Return, Part 7||Allie and Jeremy are joined by the one and only FilmCritHULK to discuss the continuing dividends paid from watching the original series as well as Fire Walk With Me, new micro-mysteries revealed as we continue on through season three, and the revelation||6/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean36: The Return, Part 6||Allie and Jeremy are joined by MoviePilot Editor-In-Chief Russ Fischer to discuss an enormous reveal/payoff for fans who obsessed over a particular part of the original series, a new high watermark for horrifying, and Russ' hope that someone becomes "th||6/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean35: The Return, Part 5||Allie and Jeremy are joined by screenwriter BenDavid Grabinski to discuss the dreamlike effect of watching the new season, a very put-upon Dougie, and another delightful dose of Brett Gelman. BenDavid also creates a team of Fire Talk With Me interns||6/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean34: The Return, Part 4||Allie and Jeremy discuss the return of some signature elements of Twin Peaks, from owls to glass cases to Denise...as well as the debuts of a few familiar faces who make their Twin Peaks debuts in this episode. Covered here: Episode 33 (34 including Th||5/31/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean33: The Return, Part 3||Allie and Jeremy cover new mysteries, new settings, and a fistful of Coopers after watching (and re-watching) The Return, Part 3. Watch out for flying creamed corn and blood. If something scary happens, just yell "119"! Covered here: Episode 32 (33 in||5/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean32: The Return, Parts 1 & 2||Allie and Jeremy have both just seen a new episode of Twin Peaks together for the very first time!||5/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean31: Fire Walk With Me||After 2 years instead of 25, Allie and Jeremy return to discuss Fire Walk With Me.||5/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean30: Beyond Life and Death||Dana Gould joins Allie and Jeremy to discuss the final episode of what we can now call the original series of Twin Peaks.||6/19/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpecial 3: Creature Features (Ray Wise)||Ray Wise is a fan of monsters in the movies, and has played his own share of them...including Leland Palmer. Last August, Fire Talk With Me producer (and Electric Shadow host) Moisés got a few precious minutes with Ray to talk about Twin Peaks, Swamp T||4/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean29: Miss Twin Peaks (Brad Dukes)||Brad Dukes wrote Reflections: An Oral History of Twin Peaks (which any fan of this podcast should get), so he's the most ideal guest we could hope for as we close in on the very end of the (original run) of the show, and especially for this particular e||3/31/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean28: The Path to the Black Lodge (Jeff Mahler)||Filmmaker Jeff Mahler has a Twin Peaks origin story that mirrors part of our show concept in a wonderful way. In this episode, learn how evocative a styrofoam cup can really be. Covered here: Episode 27 (28 including The Pilot, or S02E20)||3/18/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean27: Variations on Relations (Katie Hasty)||Katie Hasty from HitFix joins Allison and Jeremy to talk about why Bobby doesn't get no swag, and where to enter the best pageants. Covered here: Episode 26 (27 including The Pilot, or S02E19)||3/11/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean26: On the Wings of Love (Todd Gilchrist)||Critic and not-Allison Todd Gilchrist joins Jeremy to talk about the episode where Twin Peaks turns things back around, restoring the faith of fans in a single episode. Covered here: Episode 25 (26 including The Pilot, or S02E18)||2/24/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean25: Wounds and Scars (Jeff Katz)||Writer/producer/man of many hats Jeff Katz joins Allie & Jeremy to talk about how Twin Peaks is the reason that modern TV shows we think are great have the license to be so in the first place. Covered here: Episode 24 (25 including The Pilot, or S02E17||2/10/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean24: The Condemned Woman (Brock Wilbur)||Brock Wilbur is our first-ever return guest (he previously appeared on our first Special), and he rejoins Allie & Jeremy at a critical moment. Covered here: Episode 23 (24 including The Pilot, or S02E16)||2/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean23: Slaves and Masters (Matt Oswalt)||Matt Oswalt watched every episode with his parents and brother when he was young. This explains so much. Here, we cover the episode directed by Diane Keaton, and Allie reveals what is sure to be one of her most controversial opinions...with regard to co||1/27/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean22: Double Play (Damon Houx)||Writer Damon Houx is finally rewarded for making himself scarce for the podcast’s entire run until now. Your reward is that Allie watched a David Lynch movie in addition to this episode, and she reveals more about her Lynchian music-making plans. Cra||1/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean21: Checkmate (Noah Segan)||Actor/raconteur/bon-vivant Noah Segan joins Allie and Jeremy to talk about an episode that he has not seen in many years. In the same way that Episode 20 opens in a semi-surreal dreamscape, the format you know and love is thrown entirely out the window||1/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean20: The Black Widow (Julia Prescott)||Writer/comedian Julia Prescott almost joins the show as a regular co-host, pushing either Allie or Jeremy out in a dramatic ouster (or not, or does she?)! Find out who dies so that she can reign supreme! Also: can/should we accept the transition to Tame||12/9/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean19: Masked Ball (Alex Hirsch)||Alex Hirsch created Disney XD's Gravity Falls, which does not owe its origins to Twin Peaks, despite what you might assume! He joins Allison and Jeremy to discuss filler, and how to do it without boring an audience. In this podcast, the gang discusses||12/2/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean18: Dispute Between Brothers (DC Pierson)||DC Pierson is an author, actor, and, in a first for one of our guests, just-as new to Twin Peaks as Allie! He joins Allison and Jeremy to discuss the first episode to come after another landmark moment in the series. In this podcast, the gang discusses||11/25/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean17: Arbitrary Law (Emily V. Gordon)||Emily V. Gordon is a producer (The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail), podcaster, and a former family therapist, which makes her a damn fine guest at this point in the show. She joins Allison and Jeremy to discuss one of the more satisfying episodes in a w||11/18/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean16: Drive With a Dead Girl (Jay Bushman)||Jay Bushman is a writer, producer, and a true student of television as it bleeds into the transmedia age. The gang discusses the "backgrounding" of Cooper, feeling the filler, and the uphill struggle after the reveal of who killed Laura Palmer. Episode||11/11/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean15: Lonely Souls (BenDavid Grabinski)||BenDavid Grabinski is a writer, director, and one of the best people you can discuss the Fast and the Furious franchise with, bar none. He joins Allison and Jeremy to discuss the biggest reveal of the show thus far. A "Special Guest Star" from Twin Peak||11/4/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpecial 2: Writing of a Mystery (Josh Weinstein)||Josh Weinstein was a writer on The Simpsons during what many consider the show's Golden Age. He joins Allie and Jeremy to discuss Twin Peaks as well as how it influenced Simpsons classic cliffhanger "Who Shot Mr. Burns?"||10/30/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean14: Demons (Russ Fischer)||Russ Fischer writes for Slashfilm, and has known Jeremy since "The CHUD Days." He joins Allison and Jeremy to discuss the good notes of Twin Peaks season 2, being on the fence about the 2016 return of Twin Peaks, and the out-of-print and hard-to-find Au||10/28/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean13: The Orchid's Curse (Jensen Karp)||Jensen Karp is a podcaster and the proprietor of Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles. He joins Allison and Jeremy to discuss how LOST (and other shows) fell apart, the 2016 return of Twin Peaks, and the unpredictability of what would've been a 90's "season 3".||10/21/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean12: Laura's Diary (Ben Blacker)||Ben Blacker is a writer who created both the Nerdist Writers Panel and (co-created) The Thrilling Adventure Hour. He joins Allison and Jeremy to discuss how ahead of its time and at once dated that Twin Peaks feels in retrospect. They discuss Episode 11||10/14/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11: The Man Behind Glass (Joseph Scrimshaw)||Joseph Scrimshaw is a comedian, podcaster, and was an obsessive as-it-originally-aired Twin Peaks watcher in his teens. He had a Twin Peaks dream. No, really. Joseph, Allie, and Jeremy delve into a terrific "Albert episode" in episode 10 (11 including t||10/6/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10: Coma (Aaron Ginsburg)||Aaron Ginsburg (writer/producer of The 100 on The CW, director of The Thrilling Adventure Hour) is one of the great pizza chefs of Los Angeles. He joins Jeremy and Allison to discuss visions of terror, sabotage, the troubling nature of Cheers, potential||9/30/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean9: May the Giant Be with You (Scott Aukerman)||Scott Aukerman is the man behind great TV and web shows including Comedy Bang! Bang!, Between Two Ferns, as well as a bunch of great podcasts at Earwolf. He's also a huge Twin Peaks fan. He joins Jeremy and Allison to dig into the second season premiere||9/23/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpecial 1: Twin Peaks Comedy Tour (Brock Wilbur)||Comedian Brock Wilbur details his Twin Peaks Comedy Tour, which took him to original shooting locations for the iconic show. Look for more Specials posting on Thursdays throughout the rest of Fire Talk With Me's run.||9/18/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean8: The Last Evening (James Urbaniak)||James Urbaniak has played a host of memorable characters including Dr. Venture, Robert Crumb, Dick Cavett...and even Dale Cooper. He joins Jeremy and Allison to discuss the deep weirdness of a show about "simple pleasures and small towns", as well as Tw||9/16/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7: Realization Time (Amber Benson)||Amber Benson (filmmaker, author, actress, and heartbreaker) joins Jeremy and Allison to discuss what makes a series like Twin Peaks or Buffy The Vampire Slayer create its own subculture, as well as Episode 6 (7 including The Pilot) of Twin Peaks.||9/9/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6: Birds Are Watching (Eva Anderson)||Eva Anderson (writer from You're the Worst on FX, Comedy Bang! Bang! on IFC) spent part of her time growing up in the area where Twin Peaks was shot. She joins Jeremy and Allison to crush their illusions about the town and discuss Episode 5 (6 including||9/2/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5: Dominoes in Your Mouth (Matt Robinson)||Jeremy and Allison welcome writer, director, and podcaster extraordinaire Matt Robinson to discuss his following Twin Peaks since airing, including his admiration for fanzine Wrapped In Plastic. Examined here: episode five (the fourth after The Pilot) o||8/25/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4: Rope and Plastic (Drew McWeeny)||Jeremy and Allison welcome HitFix's Drew McWeeny to discuss his first-person experience with David Lynch (and, in a shocking twist, Madchen Amick!) as well as his hunger to return for Fire Walk With Me. Examined here: episode four (the third after The P||8/19/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3: Getting Weird Again (Devin Faraci)||Jeremy and Allison welcome Badass Digest's Devin Faraci to discuss his distant and less-distant memories of watching Twin Peaks in first-run, as well as its legacy. Then, they examine the third (second after The Pilot) episode of the show, which feature||8/12/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2: Fan Fiction I'm Writing (Jake Fogelnest)||Jeremy and Allison welcome first-ever, second-ever guest Jake Fogelnest to discuss "episode 1" of Twin Peaks, which is actually the second episode of Twin Peaks.||8/5/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1: Watch Your Ceiling Fans (The Pilot)||In our first episode, Jeremy and Allison discuss the feature-length pilot for the series.||7/29/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean0: Like a Different Language (Charles de Lauzirika)||Blu-ray producer Charles de Lauzirika joins Jeremy and Allie to talk about The Complete Mystery, The Missing Pieces, and the history of Twin Peaks on home video. Spoiler warning at 40:18. Spoiler-free again at 49:50.||7/24/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean0A: I Get Scared Easily (About "Fire Talk With Me")||Welcome to our first Limited Edition series, Fire Talk With Me, an in-depth, episode-by-episode journey through Twin Peaks. In this pre-pilot episode, ESN founder Moisés Chiullan talks about the genesis of the show with co-hosts Jeremy Smith and All||7/22/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
What's in the coffee!
This podcast is a thoughtful exploration of behind the scenes Twin Peaks extras, discussions with those who worked on the show, and the thoughts of a newcomer watching the series one episode at a time.
Do you need such a podcast in your life? Well allow me to suggest that every day, once a day, give yourself a present. Don't plan it. Don't wait for it. Just let it happen. It could be a new shirt at the men's store, a catnap in your office chair, or two cups of good, hot black coffee. Or an episode of Fire Talk With Me.
So far, so great!
If you missed following along with the "The Twin Peaks Podcast" as it happened (another great TP podcast), then this your chance for redemption. As for the hosts, Jeremy is the veteran and his voice, which I'm not sure if it is deliberate or not, actually reminds me very much of David Lynch himself in the way he speaks and the intonation. And he does takes good care not to spoil anything for us ahead of time. Allie sounds like a charming girl and experiencing the world of Twin Peaks through her fresh, new eyes is great. Likewise the guests have all been true fans with some really fascinating stories of their own to tell.
I am fairly eager to see the "in-depth" part of the podcast become more apparent, as so far a lot of analysis and discussion has been fairly surface level and encourage the hosts that, in the future, it's perfectly fine for them to poke fun at some of the more ridiculous elements of the characters or elements of the plot that just don't quite work as well as they could've. I know us fans do. An example that jumped out at me was in the Episode 3 (4) review, neither host commented on the discrepancy between what we saw of Cooper's dream in the last episode and the many extra details he gives to Lucy and Harry about it that we never saw (such as "Mike shooting Bob"), which I was surprised by.
But whether you're already hopelessly fascinated by the world of Peaks or a newcomer watching for the first time, this podcast rocks.
A Podcast Equivalent of Coffee and Pie
Fire Talk With Me and Twin Peaks go together like coffee and pie. After each episode, serve up a slice of podcast for dessert! The format is really accessible to everyone. A great supplement for a great show :)