Beyond the Big Screen
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Beyond the Big Screen

Steve Guerra
Beyond the Big Screen is a podcast about the true story behind the movies you love. We will talk about history, philosophy, religion, art, sports, literature and much more. Movies and media only tell you a small part of the story. In this podcast we will look into a wide variety of topics on the big screen and beyond!
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Coming Soon: Code of the Cop Code of the Criminal
December 19, 2023 - 5 min
Coming Soon on Beyond the Big Screen! You can learn more about Beyond the Big Screen and subscribe at all these great places: https://atozhistorypage.start.page www.beyondthebigscreen.com Click to Subscribe: https://www.spreaker.com/show/4926576/episodes/feedemail: steve@atozhistorypage.com Parthenon Podcast Network Home: parthenonpodcast.com On Social Media: https://www.youtube.com/@atozhistory https://www.facebook.com/groups/atozhistorypage https://facebook.com/atozhistorypage https://twitter.com/atozhistorypage https://www.instagram.com/atozhistorypage/ Music Provided by: "Crossing the Chasm" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
60th Anniversary of the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy
November 29, 2023 - 19 min
60th Anniversary of the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy Continue listening to This American President and follow the show! Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/49wQLzb Spotify: https://sptfy.com/PfPg Parthenon: https://www.parthenonpodcast.com/this-american-president Check out these popular episodes of This American President! America's Most Improbable President: Richard Norton Smith on Gerald Ford: https://apple.co/3QBTaAh / https://sptfy.com/PfPP Theodore Roosevelt vs. Wall Street: Susan Berfield on TR's Epic Clash with J.P. Morgan: https://apple.co/47t0chn / https://sptfy.com/PfPQ America's Most Brilliant President (and it isn't Thomas Jefferson) With Charles Goodyear: https://apple.co/3QSTID1 / https://sptfy.com/PfPS How Woodrow Wilson Used Propaganda to Manipulate the American People With John M. Hamilton: https://apple.co/40wo41e / https://sptfy.com/PfPT Hi everyone out there. Steve here with a special announcement for you from Richard Lim, host of the podcast This American President, a fellow member of the Parthenon Podcast Network. November 22nd marked the 60th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. To commemorate this pivotal event in American history, learn more about Kennedy's 1963 Texas visit, reelection campaign, assassination, and legacy, with this excerpt from This American President. This American President is a fantastic podcast and I highly recommend you follow the links in the show notes to learn how to listen and subscribe! Thanks for listening and I will talk to you next time!
After the War: Key WW2 European Theater Leaders
October 21, 2023 - 22 min
After the War: Key WW2 ETO LeadersSHOW NOTES: In this episode of Key Battles of American History, host James Early and his guest Sean McIver follow a long-established Key Battles tradition by giving brief overviews of the postwar lives and careers of the major leaders, Axis and Allies, discussed in the series. Subscribe to Key Battles of American History!Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3nCfZZySpotify: https://spoti.fi/3nIwO5cListen to more episodes of Key Battles of American History!The Longest Day: D-Day and the Normandy Campaign: https://apple.co/46jPeuw / https://sptfy.com/P2g7Saving Private Ryan: https://apple.co/3Q9z0i4 / https://sptfy.com/P2g6 Hitler’s Last Gambit: The Battle of the Bulge: https://apple.co/3tprLJN / https://sptfy.com/P2g4
Eyewitnessing History with Columbine Survivors, Secret Agents and Adam Curry!
September 30, 2023 - 45 min
In this special compilation episode, Josh Cohen of Eyewitness History shares his favorite interview moments and stories from people who witnessed some of history’s most extraordinary events.First up, revisit his conversation with Frank DeAngelis, former principal of Columbine High School, recounting the harrowing events of the 1999 massacre.Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3Ow8UF0 / Spotify: https://sptfy.com/OWMr Next, dive into the world of podcasting with the podfather himself, Adam Curry. Discover the fascinating tale of his MTV days and presenting an award to Michael Jackson.Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3Df7jgn / Spotify: https://sptfy.com/OWMt CIA Agent Valerie Plame takes the spotlight in the next segment, shedding light on the notorious 'Plame Affair' of 2003.Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/48gSyYx / Spotify: https://sptfy.com/OWMw Sports enthusiasts, get ready! HBO Boxing legend Jim Lampley shares his experiences covering the 1980 Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, including the unforgettable 'Miracle on Ice.'Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3YeyxNZ / Spotify: https://sptfy.com/OWMx Jonestown cult survivor and writer Eugene Smith takes a solemn turn as he revisits his journey through tragedy and survival.Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/451VIgu / Spotify: https://sptfy.com/OWMz Rock music lovers, stay tuned for insights from Ken Caillat, the record producer behind Fleetwood Mac's iconic albums, including the Emmy-winning 'Rumors.'Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3rhuyEb / Spotify: https://sptfy.com/OWMB Hear from DEA Agents Steve Murphy and Javier Peña, the real-life heroes who took down Pablo Escobar, inspiring the hit Netflix series 'Narcos.'Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3r5Cf0h / Spotify: https://sptfy.com/OWMD Podcasting sensation Jordan Harbinger shares his adventures and observations in North Korea.Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3JXYmfe / Spotify: https://sptfy.com/OWMF And finally, wrap up with a legendary performance – an interview with Queen's keyboardist, Spike Edney, discussing their iconic set at Live Aid in 1985.Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3Roxxp6 / Spotify: https://sptfy.com/OWMH
Parthenon Roundtable: Which Person From History Deserves a Movie?
August 30, 2023 - 51 min
Who are people from the past whose lives are so cinematic that they deserve their own movie, but haven't received the right silver screen treatment, such as, say, Abraham Lincoln from Steven Spielberg or Napoleon Bonaparte from Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure. Hosts from different shows on the Parthenon Podcast Network are here to discuss this question, including Steve Guerra (History of the Papacy), Richard Lim (This American President), yours truly, and Mark Vinet (History of North America).
Coming Soon When Woodrow Met Edith
August 28, 2023 - 3 min
Coming Soon on Beyond the Big Screen! You can learn more about Beyond the Big Screen and subscribe at all these great places: https://atozhistorypage.start.page www.beyondthebigscreen.com Click to Subscribe: https://www.spreaker.com/show/4926576/episodes/feedemail: steve@atozhistorypage.com Parthenon Podcast Network Home: parthenonpodcast.com On Social Media: https://www.youtube.com/@atozhistoryhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/atozhistorypagehttps://facebook.com/atozhistorypagehttps://twitter.com/atozhistorypagehttps://www.instagram.com/atozhistorypage/ Music Provided by: "Crossing the Chasm" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Teddy Roosevelt Nearly Died in a Cavalry Charge Against German Machine Guns in WW1
August 26, 2023 - 20 min
Teddy Roosevelt faced many challenges at the end of his life. Racked by rheumatism, a ticking embolism, pathogens in his blood, a bad leg from an accident, and a bullet in his chest from an assassination attempt. But none of that stopped Roosevelt from attempting to reassemble the Rough Riders for a final charge against the Germans in World War One, pushing them into a likely suicide mission of a cavalry attack against 50 caliber machine guns.Suffering from grief and guilt, marginalized by world events, the great glow that had been his life was now but a dimming lantern. But TR’s final years were productive ones as well: he churned out several “instant” books that promoted U.S. entry into the Great War, and he was making plans for another run at the Presidency in 1920 at the time of his death. Indeed, his political influence was so great that his opposition to the policies of Woodrow Wilson helped the Republican Party take back the Congress in 1918. To look at Roosevelt’s final years, Scott Rank, host of History Unplugged, speaks with Bill Hazelgrove, author of “The Last Charge of the Rough Rider.” It was Roosevelt’s quest for the “vigorous life” that, ironically, may have led to his early demise at the age of sixty. "The Old Lion is dead,” TR’s son Archie cabled his brother on January 6, 1919, and so, too, ended a historic era in American life and politics. Subscribe to History Unplugged with Scott Rank:Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3Ysc7ZgSpotify: https://spoti.fi/3j0QRJyParthenon: https://www.parthenonpodcast.com/history-unplugged-podcast
The Relentless Pursuit: Analyzing No Country for Old Men
August 16, 2023 - 59 min
In this episode of Beyond the Big Screen, Erik Fogg (reconsidermedia.org) and Steve dive into the dark and thrilling world of "No Country for Old Men." Join us as we explore the captivating novel by Cormac McCarthy and its equally intense film adaptation by the Coen brothers. We discuss the complex characters, the masterful storytelling, and the themes of fate, morality, and the inexorable march of time. From the chilling portrayal of Anton Chigurh to the enigmatic Sheriff Ed Tom Bell, we dissect the unforgettable performances that bring these characters to life. Tune in as we unravel the mysteries of this modern classic and delve into the depths of "No Country for Old Men." You can learn more about Beyond the Big Screen and subscribe at all these great places: https://atozhistorypage.start.pagewww.beyondthebigscreen.com Click to Subscribe:https://www.spreaker.com/show/4926576/episodes/feedemail: steve@atozhistorypage.comwww.beyondthebigscreen.com Parthenon Podcast Network Home:parthenonpodcast.com On Social Media: https://www.youtube.com/@atozhistoryhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/atozhistorypagehttps://facebook.com/atozhistorypagehttps://twitter.com/atozhistorypagehttps://www.instagram.com/atozhistorypage/ Music Provided by:"Crossing the Chasm" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Coming Soon - Evil or a Force of Nature
August 14, 2023 - 4 min
Coming Soon on Beyond the Big Screen! You can learn more about Beyond the Big Screen and subscribe at all these great places:https://atozhistorypage.start.pagewww.beyondthebigscreen.com Click to Subscribe:https://www.spreaker.com/show/4926576/episodes/feedemail: steve@atozhistorypage.com Parthenon Podcast Network Home:parthenonpodcast.com On Social Media: https://www.youtube.com/@atozhistoryhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/atozhistorypagehttps://facebook.com/atozhistorypagehttps://twitter.com/atozhistorypagehttps://www.instagram.com/atozhistorypage/ Music Provided by:"Crossing the Chasm" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Looper: Time Travel, Action, and Philosophy
July 26, 2023 - 46 min
In this episode of Beyond the Big Screen, Erik of the Reconsider Podcast (reconsidermedia.org) and Steve dive deep into the mind-bending world of the 2012 science fiction film "Looper." Directed by Rian Johnson, the movie takes us on a thrilling journey into a dystopian future where time travel is a reality. We explore the intricate plot, captivating performances, and thought-provoking themes that make "Looper" a standout in the genre. From the morally ambiguous characters to the mind-bending time paradoxes, we dissect the film's twists and turns, offering our insights and interpretations along the way. Join us as we unravel the mysteries of "Looper" and discuss its impact on the sci-fi genre. You can learn more about Beyond the Big Screen and subscribe at all these great places: https://atozhistorypage.start.pagewww.beyondthebigscreen.com Click to Subscribe:https://www.spreaker.com/show/4926576/episodes/feedemail: steve@atozhistorypage.comwww.beyondthebigscreen.com Parthenon Podcast Network Home:parthenonpodcast.com On Social Media: https://www.youtube.com/@atozhistoryhttps://www.facebook.com/groups/atozhistorypagehttps://facebook.com/atozhistorypagehttps://twitter.com/atozhistorypagehttps://www.instagram.com/atozhistorypage/ Music Provided by:"Crossing the Chasm" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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Meet Your Host
Steve Guerra is a historian and podcaster who hosts three different shows. He started with the History of the Papacy Podcast in 2013. In 2017, Steve began Beyond the Big Screen, a podcast that delves into the fascinating stories behind films through lively interviews. His newest show, Organized Crime and Punishment, takes a deep dive into the roots, evolution, and impact of organized crime across different cultures and countries.
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