TMR 158 : Being There (with James Corbett & Julian Charles)

As a way of “checking in” with listeners before TMR “returns to the [digital] airwaves” properly next week—following my “paternity leave” away from the show—I take the opportunity to share a recent conversation I had with James Corbett. James kindly invited me onto The Corbett Report to discuss the great film Being There as part of his ongoing podcast series, Film, Literature and the New World Order.

“Julian Charles of TheMindRenewed.com joins us to discuss Being There, the 1979 film by director Hal Ashby that follows the story of Chance the Gardener, a simple man with no experience of the outside world who is suddenly thrust onto the national political stage. Despite his complete lack of knowledge and experience (or precisely because of it) the powers behind the scenes float him as a potential candidate for next president of the United States. So is this a reflection of political reality, or broad satire? What does the movie tell us about the way modern media shapes the political landscape? Find out in this edition of Film, Literature and the New World Order.”—James Corbett (For show notes please visit http://themindrenewed.com)