033 – “Audible Shudder”

max renn leans closer to the giant lips on his television screen

“Videodrome” (1983) Canadian cult classic. Join Steve, Jake, and guest host Dr. Vesuvius Betamax (he insisted we write his whole name out) on this dive into Cronenberg’s cyberpunk body horror masterpiece. Jake sounds off on the TTC’s St. Clair service, Steve’s finally found a use for his stockpile of Cineplex Scene points, and Dr. Vesuvius Betamax explains the Salisbury diet. Things get weird when the S&M themes set off something deeply repressed in Dr. Vesuvius Betamax. Enjoy some vintage Toronto-spotting, “Blondie” fandom, Datsun love, and lore of the tyrannical John P. Betamax before the Doc (he’ll hate that we didn’t write it out this time) side-lines the show into fittingly Cronenberg territory.


Shout-outs mentioned in the show:

Featuring audio from:

  • Theatrical trailer for “Videodrome” (1983): goo.gl/tBe7Sv
  • “Videodrome” (1983) movie

This episode of The Dust Off is held together with duct tape and the following contributions:

  • Hosted by Stephen Belyea, Jake Martin, and Dr. Vesuvius Betamax
  • Research by Pat Brennan
  • Edited by Stephen Belyea
  • Communications managed by Jeremy Fowler
  • Theme music from Valery & The Greedies: goo.gl/SrdxGD

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