Episode 13

Published on:

26th Jun 2023

What About David Byrne's True Stories (1986) Draws Jim From Film Rage Back to it Again and Again?

Jim from the Film Rage Podcast joins Ryan to talk about the 1986 film, True Stories, a film that was written and directed by David Byrne. David Byrne also stars in the film opposite the likes of John Goodman and Spalding Gray. Of course, with David Byrne, there will be a discussion of music!

We Chat About:

  • How The Talking Heads album, True Stories, isn't actually the soundtrack to the film
  • Why David Byrne isn't the only credited screenwriter on the film
  • David Byrne's recent concert film, American Utopia
  • Byrne's influence on music in general
  • Jim's Super Podcaster Origin Story

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Soundtrack Your Life
A podcast about soundtracks and why they're important to us.
Twice a month, Nicole Barlow and Ryan Pak take a look at a soundtrack. Whether it be a song, a band, or a connection to a specific scene, They discuss personal connections to the soundtrack, with a guest.

Episodes are released on 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month.

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Ryan Pak

Ryan has a degree in Film Studies, and he’s a musician. So, Soundtrack Your Life is the perfect intersection of his two main passions. Plus, he’s an avid music fan—hunting down rare songs from his favorite bands has familiarized him with many obscure soundtracks over the years. It's been so gratifying for him to hear fellow film and music enthusiasts share their stories of why they love soundtracks!