Margaret and Matt discuss the seemingly nonstop barrage of hyper-mythologized storylines in new cable shows, with a particular focus on AMC’s new series “Into the Badlands.” Then, an in-depth conversation with director (and professional martial artist) Lexi Alexander about the struggle for female directors to find work in Hollywood, as well as the complex art of shooting a meaningful action sequence. Plus, listener voicemail! Call our new voicemail box at 646-504-7673.
This episode is sponsored by TNT’s “Legends.”
Into the Badlands 13:39 - 14:26
Battlestar Galactica 22:14 - 25:19
Emily Bazelon, David Plotz, and John Dickerson are joined by Ta-Nahisi Coates to discuss the situation in Baltimore following the death of a black man while in police custody. They also talk about recent Supreme Court arguments over marriage equality and