Although in the grand scheme of things it might not be the best thing to celebrate, I thought it was worthwhile to point out we have successfully released ten episodes of The Uncut Gems Podcast. Gosh, it makes me feel like a teenager in a first serious relationship celebrating x months together…
Anyways, it is still worth noting that at least from where I am sitting, the idea of doing this show is slowly becoming a part of my weekly routine, and one I continually look forward to. Apparently the key to any successful endeavour or a project lies in cultivating a habitual relationship with it, so I think I am on the right track. We are ten episodes in and we have also managed to mark this small occasion in a truly magnificent way, as we discussed Frank Marshall’s Congo, which is a movie that I have a very strange soft spot for despite knowing perfectly just how campy and dumb it is as a piece of big budget entertainment.
Suffice it to say I wasn’t the only one thinking along those lines, though there were some voices of dissent woven into the fabric of the conversation we had about this film. Notably however, this episode has instantly become one of my personal favourites for a whole host of different reasons, as the chat eventually followed in the footsteps of the film we were covering and went completely off the rails. In the best way possible.
I’ll leave it at that and ask – nay, implore – you to tune in and have a listen because this episode was truly bizarre, untethered from reality and downright manic in all the right ways. Enjoy!