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Lichman and Rizov "Live" at the Ritz-Carlton: Season 5, Episode 5, "Hipster Hitler Meets Hipster Rasputin"

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Lichman and Rizov “Live” at the Ritz-Carlton: Season 5, Episode 5, “Hipster Hitler Meets Hipster Rasputin”

Hello Hot Chocolate City (again)!

We come to you “live” this time not from the hollow hall of Grassroots Tavern but downtown Washington, DC. For reasons beyond our mortal comprehension, our friend and fellow House contributor (along with being the invaluable “foreign correspondent” for a certain Ebert) Ali Arikan was briefly in town and graced us with his presence. So Vadim took a slow boat from Bushwick and joined us in a podcast at the Ritz-Carlton hotel bar. The bar so fancy, you can order on your iPad!

But as for what we discuss, the film talk gives way to debating Mad Men (note: recorded the day prior to the season finale) and the very nature of TV versus film criticism and appreciation that Noel Murray and Scott Tobias argued about on The Onion A.V. Club. We also namecheck Hipster Hitler.

And we have a very special closing song if you listen closely.

So as always if you happen to be in DC and want to buy us drinks at The Ritz-Carlton hotel bar, we’ll be more than happy to drop everything and produce your podcast. Or I will, since I’m stuck here. Vadim will handle the Bushwick end, which involves PBR, whiskey shots and The Rent Being Too Damn High. (JL)