The Canon Podcast | ‘Blazing Saddles’ (1974) & ‘Dr. Strangelove’ (1964)

We’re excited to announce ScreenAge Wasteland’s The Canon: An Essential Movies Watchlist is back for Season 2. Let’s laugh a little today. The second season kicks off with two of the best cinematic satires of all time – Blazing Saddles and Dr. Strangelove.

Two great movies. Lots of fun conversation. One legendary Canon.

We hope you enjoy listening, screenager!

Episode 16: Blazing Saddles (1974)

The Canon is back! Did you miss us? We kick off Season 2 with the definitive western satire. Duke and Sailor join Raf to talk about this Mel Brooks classic, whether poop jokes are funny, and what this movie would look like if Richard Pryor and John Wayne starred.

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Episode 17: Dr. Strangelove (1964)

Gentlemen, there’s no fighting in here! This is the Canon! Stanley Kubrick’s brilliant political satire solidifies it’s rightful place in The Canon. Raf is joined by David Cohan (@AwNotHimAgain on Twitter) to break down this comedy classic. David and Raf also discuss the difference between CGI and VFX, the best OutKast albums, and a little bit of Oppenheimer.

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We’ll be back next week with another essential movie. Until then, let us know your thoughts on Blazing Saddles and Dr. Strangelove in the comments below!

Author: Raf Stitt

Brooklyn based. Full time movie fan, part time podcaster, occasional writer. Follow on Twitter: @rafstitt