Show Notes

Our nation is burning, and the fire has deep roots in our past. The police violence against communities and people of color is nothing new, emerging from the legacy of slavery that taints our history. In this week?s episode, with guest host Lisa Sanchelo (of the podcast I Love That Movie!), we review Becoming, the recent documentary about Michelle Obama and her eponymous memoir. Then, Bart and Chris interview director Dawn Porter about her upcoming film John Lewis: Good Trouble, coming out on July 3. Given Congressman Lewis? participation in the Civil Rights marches of the 1960s, the film is especially appropriate to discuss at this time. So listen in and learn about two great movies to check now and in the near future.

Group Review Documentary:

BECOMING (Nadia Hallgren, 2020)

Available now on Netflix.

Film Featured in Interview Portion:

JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE (Dawn Porter, 2020)

In theaters (where possible) and on demand July 3, 2020. CNN will broadcast in September.

Other Films/Podcasts/Series Mentioned:

Links to reviews by Christopher Llewellyn Reed:


  • 00:00 ? Pre-intro, on how current events provide context for content of episode
  • 01:47 ? Intro
  • 05:50 ? Group Discussion of BECOMING
  • 21:54 ? Bart and Chris interview Dawn Porter of JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE
  • ??44:18 ? Doc Talk



Artwork by Hilary Campbell

Intro music by Jeremiah Moore

Transitional music by BELLS (thanks to Christopher Ernst)

Editing and shownotes by Christopher Llewellyn Reed