Episode 19 – Sissi – 1955

My guest-host this time is the very amusing and charming Christoph Fritz and we go for a very Austrian classic, the 1955 movie Sissi! A story about “hook”ing up, animal cruelty and no stakes. We marvel in the use of the Austrian landscape, the dressmaking and the mad raves thrown by the royalty!

Christoph Fritz: https://www.facebook.com/christoph.fritz.standup/

FFPÖ Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/ffpoe/

A special thank you to Goblins from Mars (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7r8TN-JGGrTyCmIJSShdkw) who thankfully gave me permission to use their music for the intro.

Track: Back to the Bronx – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95oJKLP1LNI

Episode 18 – Import/Export – 2007

Nelly and I sit down to import and export our thoughts about this brilliant piece of Austrian film-making. A wonderful road-trip interweaves with the struggles of making in a new country and seeking empowerment from their respective oppressing forces, be they economic or personal or both. Now listen to us try to derive humor from it and having our own struggle.

FFPÖ Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/ffpoe/

A special thank you to Goblins from Mars (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7r8TN-JGGrTyCmIJSShdkw) who thankfully gave me permission to use their music for the intro.

Track: Back to the Bronx – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95oJKLP1LNI

 

Episode 17 – Space Patrol Orion – Der Kampf um die Sonne [Part 1] – 1966

The future is here: a stand-up comedian (who is situated in Vienna) in the purest form and in the physical representation of Reginald Barris is my guest in my (new) home-studio and we went really, really for Overkill! with this one! An exciting episode full of romance, global warming and Aliens (not Aliens). But we went on so many tangents and side-routes, you could call this episode a masterpiece of getting distracted, that is why this is the first part and the second part will come out in due time.
FFPÖ Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/ffpoe/

Co-Host Reginald Barris:

FB: https://www.facebook.com/thereginaldbarris/
YT: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHKh7tJjYN8sZTJq2VVPMNA
TW: https://twitter.com/regibhmusic
IG: Reginald Barris

Live shows:
Chuckles VSUCC – https://www.facebook.com/ViennaChuckles/?ref=br_rs
Kramlachen – https://www.facebook.com/kramladen.wien/
Lassa’s Comedy Showcase – https://www.facebook.com/CafeLassa/?fref=ts

A special thank you to Goblins from Mars (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7r8TN-JGGrTyCmIJSShdkw) who thankfully gave me permission to use their music for the intro.

Track: Back to the Bronx – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95oJKLP1LNI

Episode 16 – Kommissar Rex – Der Puppenmörder – 1996

My dear friend Alex returns (last seen on The Rekottaning) to discuss this gem of Austrian tv. A head-to-head between a menacing mass-murdering puppet repairman (played by Christoph Waltz) and the good inspector with his always entertaining side-kick Rex, who always steals the show. This is one for the ages and FFPÖ wants to thank you all for a great year and an even better 2017!

The episode we discuss can be watched right now for free on here:

www.sat1gold.at/tv/kommissar-rex/videos/36-der-puppenmoerder-ganze-folge

Co-Host Alex’s Band:

https://www.facebook.com/PinkMoonTheBand/

FFPÖ Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/ffpoe/

A special thank you to Goblins from Mars (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7r8TN-JGGrTyCmIJSShdkw) who thankfully gave me permission to use their music for the intro.

Track: Back to the Bronx – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95oJKLP1LNI

Episode 14 – Space Patrol Orion – Deserteure – 1966

FFPÖ is back after from the States and we are glad to have Nelly amidst us once again. This is the first episode with new IMPROVED audio, so please, feedback would be much appreciated. We go back to the German version of Star Trek and look at the next episode, which has all the hallmarks of the TV-show, great dialogue, cool special effects, “menacing” robots and a charming captain, with a smile so bright, you can see it all the way to Alpha Centauri!

FFPÖ Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/ffpoe/

A special thank you to Goblins from Mars (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7r8TN-JGGrTyCmIJSShdkw) who thankfully gave me permission to use their music for the intro.

Track: Back to the Bronx – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95oJKLP1LNI

Episode 13 – Kommissar Rex – Ein perfekter Mord – 1994

Probably the most famous Austrian TV-Show of all time gets the FFPÖ treatment. That includes quips about dog obedience, 90s aesthetics, modern household appliances and good ol’fashioned sexism. My guest co-host is the great Andrea Hogan as my final US-based comedian and we go out in a bang!

Co-Host Twitter:

@Andriiya

FFPÖ Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/ffpoe/

A special thank you to Goblins from Mars (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7r8TN-JGGrTyCmIJSShdkw) who thankfully gave me permission to use their music for the intro.

Track: Back to the Bronx – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95oJKLP1LNI

Episode 12 – Funny Games – 1997

In this episode of FFPÖ I sit down with Pockets Graham, director, actor, writer and comedian to discuss Funny Games, the 1997 experimental horror movie directed by Michael Haneke. Pockets and I discuss the non existent soundtrack, the use of real film and white people being aggressively white to the point of stupidity being the real horror.

A big thank you to Pockets Graham for being the co-host:

Twitter:  @ImPockets

A special thank you to Goblins from Mars (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7r8TN-JGGrTyCmIJSShdkw) who thankfully gave me permission to use their music for the intro.

Track: Back to the Bronx – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95oJKLP1LNI

Episode 11 – Im Keller (In the Basement) – 2014

The terrific Lex Morales joins me in this episode of FFPÖ to talk about the literally buried world of the Austrian soul. We explore the entertaining, thought-provoking and downright disturbing basements of Normal Joe and Jane and many, many questions pile up in this here episode.

Thanks to Lex Morales to co-host this show and follow him on:
@funwithlex

A special thank you to Goblins from Mars (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7r8TN-JGGrTyCmIJSShdkw) who thankfully gave me permission to use their music for the intro.

Track: Back to the Bronx – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95oJKLP1LNI

Episode 10 – Das finstere Tal – The Dark Valley – 2014

For the 10th episode, we prepared something special, made in the US of A with a real New York comedian as my guest host Julianna D. Meagher, how exciting. We look at the 2014 break-out hit from Austria, The Dark Valley, an Austrian movie in the style of a western and we ask too many questions with too many answers in this behemoth of an episode.

Social Media:

Julianna D. Meagher

Twitter: @JuliannaMeagher

Secret Guest:

Snapchat @bubbaj101

Instagram @alanfred

A special thank you to Goblins from Mars (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7r8TN-JGGrTyCmIJSShdkw) who thankfully gave me permission to use their music for the intro.

Track: Back to the Bronx – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95oJKLP1LNI

Episode 9 – Die fetten Jahre sind vorbei – The Edukators – 2004

In a very special episode of FFPÖ we don’t have one American co-host but instead doubling down on the Austrian and we have a brand new guest co-host embodied by the funny and smart Florian Reichl and also a secret guest pops up, so stay tuned for our review of The Edukators, a movie from 2004 that revolutionized Austrian and German filmmaking and with a message that still rings true today.

A special thank you to Goblins from Mars (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7r8TN-JGGrTyCmIJSShdkw) who thankfully gave me permission to use their music for the intro.

Track: Back to the Bronx – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95oJKLP1LNI