The Broadly Specific Podcast
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The Broadly Specific PodcastMay 26, 2023
The Spooky Horror Episode | The B.S Show #7 (Feat. Pia Diamandis)
Welcome back to The B.S. Show! This is our best episode yet! Horror aficionado and scholar Pia Diamandis (@pia_diamandis) join us to discuss all things horror! We discuss topics ranging from our opinions on jumpscares, our history with horror and what horror scenario we would prefer to find ourselves in! If you are a fan of horror films, games and so on, don't miss this episode!
Hosts: Bondan Syamsu (@bondansyamsu), Troy Vimalasatya (@vimaaala), Sei Violette (@seiviolette)
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Are All These Remakes Getting Out of Hand? | The B.S Show #6
(Disclaimer: Bondan here! I apologize if my mic is a little off this episode, something went wrong during recording. It should be better next time!)
Welcome back to The B.S. Show! In this episode, things become heated as we debated about some of our patron's questions, which include our opinions on remakes and controversial figures. We also talked about GQ's Top 100 Games list and Daft Punk's Random Access Memories 10th Anniversary, and more! Support us on Patreon.com/broadly_specific to get a chance to ask us questions that we will answer on these podcasts! Follow our social media as well, especially our Instagram @broadly_specific and keep an eye out for our Instagram story where we will ask our followers questions that we will read in the podcast!
The Golden Week Special | The B.S Show #5
Welcome back to The B.S. Show! Our variety podcast. It's Golden Week in Japan! which is a week-long holiday period and signals the start of summer. As usual, we discuss recent films we watched, film and gaming news and also discuss summer things we enjoy! We also reached 5000 total listens for our podcast, with the last B.S. Show episode reaching over 2000 listens! So the podcast is certainly growing. Thank you!
Cannes Lineup & Japan Rants | The B.S. Show #4
Welcome back to The B.S. Show! Our variety podcast. In this episode, we discuss some films we watched recently and our early thoughts about the Cannes Film Festival lineup. We also rant about Japan's new Tokyu Kabukicho Tower in Tokyo and the gentrification of Japan's neighbourhoods.
Disclaimer: There were some technical difficulties in this episode on my end (Bondan) so you might see some glitches here and there on my audio. Our apologies!
Ikiru v Living (Akira Kurosawa x Kazuo Ishiguro) | B.S. Film Club
Welcome to another episode of B.S. Film Club. We watched the remake of Akira Kurosawa's seminal masterpiece Ikiru (1952) in the form of Living (2022), directed by Oliver Hermanus and written by author Kazuo Ishiguro. We compare the 2 films, their cultural differences, why the original is still one of the greatest films of all time and whether the remake holds up.
The Real Official Top 10 Video Games of All Time | The B.S Show #3
Welcome back to The B.S. Show! Our variety podcast. In this episode, we first discuss recent films that we watched that made an impression on us before diving into our individual top 10 video games of all time! I am joined again by Troy and Violette for this more gaming-centric episode! We also briefly discuss recent gaming news like the hype surrounding Final Fantasy XVI!
Hideaki Anno's 'Shin' Japan Heroes (Godzilla, Ultraman, Kamen Rider) | B.S. Film Club
If you're reading this, don't click off the episode before the intro finishes! We just had a 3-day marathon of Hideaki Anno's 'Shin' trilogy, which includes Shin Godzilla, Shin Ultraman and finally Shin Kamen Rider on theatre! Listen to our discussion on Anno's usage of these Japanese heroes as vehicles for Japanese societal satire and how utterly deranged Anno's filmmaking is.
The Oscars & Awards Season Extravaganza | The B.S. Show #2
Welcome again to our new variety podcast, The B.S. Show! Listen to us react and discuss each Oscars winner! We also talk about random topics like 15-minute cities, the Japanese entertainment industry and wacky news from Japan. Enjoy!
B.S TV Club: The Last of Us Ep. 9 (Finale) & Season 1 Impressions
Host and founder of Broadly Specific Bondan Syamsu (@bondansyamsu) and returning guest Sei Violette (@SeiViolette) just watched episode 9 of HBO's The Last of Us, the finale! We discuss our reaction to the episode and overall impressions of season 1. We also talk about game spoilers and our hopes for season 2 in the second half of the podcast. Thank you to everyone who has tuned in! Consider listening to our new variety podcast series, The B.S. Show!
Our Pretend Sight & Sound Top 10 Films Ballot & Introduction | The B.S. Show #1
The B.S. Show is our new casual and variety podcast where we can discuss a wide arrange of topics in an episode! This includes things like films we watched recently, video games we played recently, recent news (both in entertainment and maybe world news sometimes) and so on! The format is more similar to a radio show or the typical talk show format and we also want to bring guests someday to the podcast.
Unlike our other standalone podcast series, The B.S. Show also has episode numbers so episodes 1, 2, 3 and so on since it's supposed to be more regular. In this first episode, I am joined by Sei Violette and Troy Vimalasatya to discuss films we watched recently, and recent news and also present our hypothetical Sight & Sound "Greatest Films of All Time" ballot, where we pick 10 of what we think are some of the greatest films ever made!
B.S TV Club: The Last of Us Ep. 8 Was A Thrill
Host and founder of Broadly Specific Bondan Syamsu (@bondansyamsu) and returning guest Sei Violette (@SeiViolette) just watched episode 8 of HBO's The Last of Us. Despite the downturn of the last episode, this episode was quite a thrill! Listen to our discussion.
Thank you for over 1000 listeners across all of our The Last of Us Podcasts!
B.S TV Club: The Last of Us Ep. 7 Could Have Been Better
Host and founder of Broadly Specific Bondan Syamsu (@bondansyamsu) and returning guest Sei Violette (@SeiViolette) just watched episode 6 of HBO's The Last of Us. After an extremely strong episode last week, we were unfortunately quite disappointed with this episode. Listen and find out why.
We also reached 800 listeners for the TLOU podcasts, so that's cool!
B.S TV Club: The Last of Us Ep. 6 Was One of The Best Ones Yet
Host and founder of Broadly Specific Bondan Syamsu (@bondansyamsu) and returning guest Sei Violette (@SeiViolette) just watched episode 6 of HBO's The Last of Us. This week, we see a pivotal moment from the game recaptured perfectly in the show. Pedro Pascal's Joel and Bella Ramsey's Ellie also shined, bringing more nuance and depth to what you see in the game. Overall it's definitely one of the best episodes so far. Enjoy!
Thank you for more than 650 listeners to our TLOU podcasts!
B.S TV Club: The Last of Us HBO Ep. 5 Was Pretty Good
Host and founder of Broadly Specific Bondan Syamsu (@bondansyamsu) and returning guest Sei Violette (@SeiViolette) just watched episode 5 of HBO's The Last of Us. This week, we meet Henry and Sam and meet even more infected, including a bloater! This is a nice episode and basically part 2 of episode 4, a double feature of sorts. Episode 5 sets up a lot of things for things to come, it's hard to believe we only have 4 episodes left.
Another good news is that we have nearly 400 listeners for all of our TLOU podcasts, so that's pretty cool. Enjoy!
B.S TV Club: The Last of Us HBO Ep. 4
Host and founder of Broadly Specific Bondan Syamsu (@bondansyamsu) and returning guest Sei Violette (@SeiViolette) just watched episode 4 of HBO's The Last of Us. We react to Ellie's terrible pun jokes, Joel and Ellie getting closer together, and the introduction of new non-game characters that act as the two main character's ambushers and obstacles in the city before meeting Henry and Sam.
B.S TV Club: The Last of Us HBO Ep. 3 Broke Us
Host and founder of Broadly Specific Bondan Syamsu (@bondansyamsu) and returning guest Sei Violette (@SeiViolette) just watched episode 3 of HBO's The Last of Us and sobbed their way through it. In this episode, they discussed why it was one of the finest moments on television in recent history, its implications for the future of the story and comparisons to how the game dealt with the Bill and Frank storyline. Brought to you by broadly-specific.com. Follow us @broadly_specific on Instagram.
B.S TV Club: The Last of Us HBO Eps. 1 & 2
Host and founder of Broadly Specific Bondan Syamsu (@bondansyamsu) has been watching The Last of Us HBO with returning gaming guest Sei Violette (@SeiViolette). They discuss episodes 1 and 2 of the HBO adaptation of the game. The first part will cover non-game spoilers and the second part will dive deeper into some of the game spoilers and speculations that they have. Brought to you by broadly-specific.com. Follow us @broadly_specific on Instagram.
B.S Gaming Club: A Talk With A Board Game Designer
In this fun and a special episode of B.S Gaming Club, Host Bondan Syamsu @bondansyamsu is joined by Indonesian board game designer Wira Dillon @mahawirasd to talk about all things board games! We discuss what makes board games unique from other gaming mediums, a brief history of board games, our personal favourites, the different types of board games, and finally, how to create a board game yourself!
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Manga Log: Lest We Come To Age
Manga Log, hosted by Troy Vimalasatya (@vimaaala), is a new addition to the expanding series of Broadly Specific podcasts. Here, he rants about some of the manga he had read, either berating or praising it in the process. In this episode, four psychological-drama mangas - including Inio Asano's notorious 'Oyasumi Punpun' - are examined for their harsh realism, amongst a few other things, through the lenses of one of his favourite subgenres; coming-of-age.
B.S Gaming Club: Video Game Writing With Coral Island Writer
In this special episode, we invited a writer for a new Indonesian farm-sim game called Coral Island, which racked up an astounding 1.6 million dollars on Kickstarter and is now out on early access. Host Bondan Syamsu (@bondansyamsu) is joined by returning guest Sei Violette (@seiviolette) and Evan Arnoldi Sebayang (@naveidronald), a writer from Stairway Games. We discuss our favourite games, what makes Coral Island unique and Evan's personal philosophy to video game writing. Listen now and gain a unique insight into game writing with a game developer!
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B.S Film Club: Hitchcock's Rear Window
In this episode, Host Bondan Syamsu (@bondansyamsu) is joined by his good friend Marcus Love (@say__so__) to discuss Alfred Hitchcock's filmography and one of his most celebrated works, Rear Window (1954) starring James Stewart and Grace Kelly. They both cover Hitchock's notion of 'pure cinema', the film's voyeuristic themes and the theatrical setting of Rear Window.
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B.S Gaming Club: Why We're Worried About That Silent Hill 2 Remake
In our first-ever video game coverage, Host Bondan Syamsu (@bondansyamsu) is joined by Sei Violette (@seiviolette), his friend, perpetual buddy and Youtuber. Sei Violette is a longtime Silent Hill series fan who has played every single entry in the series, while Bondan is once again a layman trying to get into the games. The two of them discussed what makes the Silent Hill series so iconic, the recent Silent Hill projects announcements, Hideo Kojima's PT and its influence, why the original Silent Hill 2 is a masterpiece, why they're both worried about the remake and the problematic history of Bloober Team, the developers behind the remake. You can find Sei Violette's channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvLDNSk42zUTALHOCnA9QMw
Lonesome Prattle: What’s up With Those Movie Recap Channels on YouTube?
In this solo podcast by Broadly Specific founder Bondan Syamsu (@bondansyamsu), he discusses the odd uprising and phenomenon of channels on YouTube specializing in delivering edited full summaries of movies, so-called movie recap channels. What are their implications for how people consume art and cinema? and should they exist? Let's discuss.
The Future of Broadly Specific
Founder Bondan Syamsu verbally discusses the recent Broadly Specific hiatus and the plans moving forward.
B.S Film Club: A Totally Serious and Nuanced Discussion on The Batman
In this episode, host Bondan Syamsu (@bondansyamsu) is joined by Andhika Pielaat (@dhikalol) to discuss Matt Reeves' The Batman (2022), the newest iteration of the Dark Knight, the Caped Crusader, the World's Greatest Detective. Listen as the host gets progressively tipsier throughout the runtime of the episode while they both attempt to discuss their personal impressions of the film as well as a deeper discussion on Batman as a character and cultural icon, Nolan's Batman, and the criticisms being directed at The Batman. Whether this was a productive discussion, in the end, is still up in the air.
B.S Film Club: Discussing Days of Being Wild (1990) with the Wong Kar-Wai Uninitiated
We discuss Wong Kar-Wai's iconic follow-up to his debut film and the first film in the unofficial, loosely-connected trilogy that is continued by In The Mood for Love (2000) and 2046 (2004). Host Bondan Syamsu (@bondansyamsu), returning panellists Pia Diamandis (@piadiamandis) and Andhika Pielaat (@dhikalol) are Wong Kar-Wai uninitiated, with Days of Being Wild (1990) being their first-ever Wong Kar-Wai film. Thus, helplessly dragged by the host to do this dumb podcast instead of going into therapy, they try to offer their fresh, unique, and totally nuanced thoughts on the film.
B.S Film Club: Discussing Horror & Spooky Stuff
In this episode, host Bondan Syamsu (@bondansyamsu), returning guests Andhika Pielaat (@dhikalol) and Pia Diamandis, and special guest Natashya Julian (@natashyajulian) discuss all things horror. We discussed our own experience with horror cinema, what we know about horror cinema history, our favourite horror films, and horror in other media like video games and manga.
B.S Film Club: Reigniting The Passion for Films
This new unscripted side series of Post-Watch Blues will essentially be film therapy for the guests, exploring why we love films and what makes them special. Join your moderator Bondan (@bondansyamsu) and the first-ever B.S Film Club panellist/guest Andhika Pielaat (@dhikalol) as we get depressed and talk about why we may be losing passion for watching films, why we had those passions in the first place, and what can we do to regain those passions. We then proceed to go on a long rant about "cinephiles" and start to ramble on about some nonsense. As it is our first unscripted episode, we are still awkward as hell so if you finished the episode, props to you!
Post-Watch Blues: Chungking Express (1994)
Welcome to the first-ever episode of Post-Watch Blues. In this episode, we will be discussing Wong Kar-Wai's 1994 classic Chungking Express as a homage to the first article ever published on broadly-specific.com. This episode sets the tone, mood, and format that we will be using in this podcast. Hopefully, after you give this episode a listen, you will comprehend what we are trying to achieve with this podcast. If you enjoyed this episode, be sure to follow us to be notified of future episode releases.