Shows tagged with : Dionysus Awards

  • February 12 : The 2012 Dionysus Awards
    Movies play a large role in modern life. We enjoy watching them; we idolize the actors and actresses who appear in them; we analyze the directors....
  • October 23 : Thinking Inside the Box
    Speaking to the National Association of Broadcasters in May 1961, FCC Chairman Newton Minow famously introduced the characterization of television as...
  • February 13 : The Movie Show 2011
    It's the third annual Philosophy Talk Dionysus Awards show!  With the help of listeners and special guests, John and Ken turn a philosophical...
  • February 28 : The Movie Show 2010
    Movies play a large role in modern life. We enjoy watching them; we idolize the actors and actresses who appear in them; we analyze the directors....
  • February 8 : The Movie Show
    Movies play a large role in modern life.  We enjoy watching them; we idolize the actors and actresses who appear in them; we analyze the...

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