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When Movies and Books Depart and Converge

December 01, 2022
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Today we will shoot for the stars and maybe shoot some bugs as we talk about the 1997 film Starship Troopers. The movie is based on the 1959 novel Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein. In this episode, Mustache Chris and I will talk about some of the big themes about society and humanity that this film and movie bring up. They are universal themes that director Paul Verhoeven and author Robert Heinlein took in very different directions.

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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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