Episode 53

Published on:

28th Nov 2023

Independence Day with David Neary

Prepare your most rousing speeches and get ready for intergalactic battle as we discuss 1996's classic alien movie, "Independence Day"! Our guest is film historian David Neary, and we laughed and learned and yearned for the days when Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum and 90s Bill Pullman were kings. Enjoy! Ooh, and also, check out our Patreon page, where you will get bonus episodes and other grove content!

David Neary is a specialist in moving image media history and preservation, and has worked as a critic, curator, archivist, conservator and educator for film and video, particularly in the museums sphere. His tastes vary wildly from the pulpiest trash to the most miserable arthouse cinema, the most mainstream blockbusters to the strangest video art. His passions include championing media access and promoting under-represented voices.

Born in Dublin, Ireland, he has been living in Brooklyn for just over 10 years now. What he misses most is the chocolate.

You can find him on Twitter and Instagram at deusexcinema

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About the Podcast

Fine Beats & Cheeses
with Leslie & Lynne
Fine Beats & Cheeses with Leslie & Lynne celebrates cheesy pop culture.

About your hosts

Leslie Gray Streeter

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Leslie Gray Streeter is an author, veteran journalist, and speaker whose memoir “Black Widow” was published in March 2020 by Little, Brown, and Company. She is the lifestyle columnist for the Baltimore Banner, formerly the longtime entertainment and lifestyle columnist and writer for the Palm Beach Post. A native of Baltimore, Md, and a University of Maryland graduate, she and her work have been featured in The Miami Herald, the Washington Post, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Atlantic, the Today show, SiriusXM, O, The Oprah Magazine, and more. She lives with her son Brooks in her hometown of Baltimore. She’s a slow runner, an amateur vegan cook, and a true crime and “Law and Order” enthusiast.

Lynne Streeter Childress

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Lynne Streeter Childress is an actor, director, teaching artist, and playwright. She is the founding artistic director of Building Better People Productions, a theater for young audiences company in Annapolis, MD. Her 28-year career in professional theater includes performing at the Kennedy Center, Arena Stage, and Adventure Theatre and teaching for institutions like the Folger Shakespeare Library and Baltimore School For the Arts, where she is currently a member of the theater faculty.  Lynne has seen firsthand how theater can communicate the most important things in the clearest and most interesting of ways, especially to young people. She lives in Annapolis, MD, with her husband and son.