David Shoemaker joins the show to talk about how action stars are minted in the post–The Rock era of filmmaking, Dave Bautista’s rise to legitimate actor, and who is primed to make the leap from WWE to the big screen (0:45). Then, Stuber director Michael Dowse comes in to talk about the role of improvisation in his films, working with Bautista and comedian Kumail Nanjiani, and what his future in directing looks like (25:07).
The Making of an Action Star in 2019
Plus: reviving action-comedy and ‘Stuber’ with director Michael Dowse
As England are through to the 2022 World Cup quarterfinals against France, we try to figure out whether England will play the same starting lineup—or whether Marcus Rashford could start
Ian is joined by Musa Okwonga and Ryan Hunn to chat about England’s 3-0 win over Senegal, which featured a sublime performance by Jude Bellingham
Flo Lloyd-Hughes and her guests discuss Manchester United and Chelsea’s sensational wins, and a welcome return for Arsenal
Bakari and John discuss how the 2016 election changed the world, what Herschel Walker’s candidacy means for the state of politics, and Joe Biden’s 2024 re-election prospects