On "Talking Buster Keaton," hosts Alek Lev and Jeremy Guskin spend far too much time debating, in forensic detail, cinema legend Buster Keaton's stories, characters, direction, editing, joke construction, and, of course, amazing physical comedy. They're joined by actors, authors, historians and other experts who lend credibility to this garage-based venture. Season One begins with Buster Keaton's first appearance on screen in The Butcher Boy, and goes on to cover all of Keaton's 19 silent short films. Among Season One guests are film critic Leonard Matlin, actor Paul Dooley, Slate's Culture Gabfest's Dana Stevens, film historian Jeanine Basinger, founder of the International Buster Keaton Society Patricia Eliot Tobias, and that shorter, quieter half of the famous magic/comedy duo: Teller.
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