La Femme Espionage | Episode 88

Posted March 20, 2018

There's nothing more compelling than an unlikely spy — especially a good femme fatale out of her depth! Noah and Chance gather their best intelligence (read: listening to Marc Maron's podcast) and are fully authorized to debrief you on Jennifer Lawrence in "Red Sparrow," Angelina Jolie in "Salt" and Melissa McCarthy in "Spy."

We talk star power, agency in female-led action movies and why Paul Feig might need to reassess the way he spoofs genres. Much the way Chance recently hoisted razor clams out of the unforgiving Washington coastline, the guys dig at why audiences love some spy movies and pass on others (hint: it might be contemporary Russophobia!). While neither Chance nor Noah have gone to secret government podcasting school to train in the art of auditory manipulation, their love of critiquing is God given. The game is on!

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