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Episode 70: Only a Joke Can Save Us: A Theory of Comedy, with Todd McGowan

December 6th, 2017  •  1 hr 20 mins  •  Download (55.9 MB)  •  Link with Timestamp

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My guest is Todd McGowan. He teaches courses in film theory, history, and genre at the University of Vermont. His areas of interest include Hegel, psychoanalysis, and existentialism, and the intersection of these lines of thought with the cinema. He's the author of numerous books, including most recently "Only a Joke Can Save Us: A Theory of Comedy."