DadPod (feat. Doug Pfeifer & Rod Ballard)
The moms took their turn; yesterday the dads were on deck. Noah and Chance called “Big Rod” and “Digdoug” to discuss a pair of movies about early 20th century sporting. (It’s worth noting that the dads chose movies independent of each other.)
First, Chance called his father to discuss 2005’s Cinderella Man, listening to classic fights on the radio, and remembering Great Depression anecdotes passed down through the family. At 27:15, we transition to Rod Ballard’s selection of Chariots of Fire. There’s talk of post-WWI anxiety, Antisemitism meeting classism, and Olympic running. Ya know, dad stuff all around.
our favorite movies
Be Reel is a movie reviewing & reappraising podcast hosted by Chance Solem-Pfeifer and Noah Ballard.
Each time out, we select three movies based around a genre and call up guests ranging from submarine captains to Oscar winners. Then, we rate the movies, weighing both technical quality and entertainment.
Noah and Chance are old friends who mostly respect each other’s opinions. Even though Chance is a fool and a traitor. Find their show presented at ThePlaylist.Net and follow them on Twitter for the latest on Noah’s literary agenting and Chance’s work in the Portland arts scene.