The Host (Dead Meat Podcast #113)

11 ágú 2020
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James and Chelsea talk Bong Joon-Ho’s 2006 monster masterpiece The Host & explore Korea’s relationship with the United States throughout the 20th century.
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  • I would %100 watch a historical podcast from you two. Just putting that out there. I'm sure someone has already said this, but your style of reporting is very easy to follow and is very comprehensive.

    Marshall GregoryMarshall Gregory3 dögum síðan
  • Please do a kill count for this movie.

    Ivo ArmstrongIvo Armstrong10 dögum síðan
  • Honestly, a podcast where Chelsea teaches history would be incredible. You guys make everything interesting!

    Andrew Michael HoffmanAndrew Michael Hoffman17 dögum síðan
  • She gave a whole history lesson I had to skip to this video too many times like bro talk about the damn movie the monster not a damn war

    MLJ HMLJ H18 dögum síðan
  • I really enjoyed your review! Korean films are often very extreme and political because Korean society is very extreme, bong said. 2017, fascist president impeached and jailed by corruptions(with her Rasputin friend choi and samsung). One of the heroic prosecutor became attorney general. But, he is doing wrong thing at some point. He was considered as president material. He even met some media ceo and fortune-teller. And the people were mad, started to protest against prosecutor's office. The Reform bill was passed. The rumor was real. Attorney general's wife and mother -in -law are professional con man. (Korean prosecutor has both rights of investigation and prosecution. very powerful and political group./side effect of dictatorship48-88) Korean movie is not extreme compare to reality. But we are keep fighting. 2016-17 candle light revolution(sewol ferry tragedy and blacklist, corruptions, . . . )

    케이미디어케이미디어19 dögum síðan
  • Can we stop and appreciate how they actually go into the history and. How america was fucking colonizing Korea

    The Sky whaleThe Sky whale21 degi síðan síðan
  • The Host is one of my favorite Korean movie

    FeinsanityFeinsanity22 dögum síðan
  • 21:59 excuse me for skipping the lesson teach

    PsicoPrimePsicoPrime23 dögum síðan
  • For anyone wondering the North Koreans view the Japanese the same as the German Nazis to get an idea of how North Koreans were treated at that time by Japanese Soldiers. North Koreans who escape to South Korean go back to NK surprisingly often (the fact it happens at all seems bizarre given everything about life in NK e.g. literal concentration camps) because of how bad North Koreans are treated in South Korea due to their accents especially but also just because they’re from NK - which is why many lose the accent and keep it a secret. This goes into SK and classism. South Korea also pardoned a NK spy who bombed a plane killing hundreds because she said sorry so they are also wack sometimes.

    LucyStarLucyStar27 dögum síðan
  • That was a great intro. This is one of my favorite creature features and getting the history lesson was awesome.

    Andrew BramascoAndrew BramascoMánuði síðan
  • Started off a class about art in politics and collective political movements in East Asia by discussing this movie. You did a really great job giving context, especially as Bong Joon-Ho has such an interesting relationship with Hollywood’s influence in his work which kind of seems like a microcosm of the larger fraught relationship between the US and South Korea. Memories of Murder is really influenced by the dysfunction of the 80s South Korean government and daily life and America’s influence in it, for example. Thanks for doing such a great job covering this and the social/historical influences.

    Jessy LJessy LMánuði síðan

    sunnysideggosunnysideggoMánuði síðan
  • Wow, his hair got a major overhaul than what I’ve expected

    AgateAgateMánuði síðan
  • Bruh what have I done to your beautiful hair 😶😨

    Blackout GachaBlackout GachaMánuði síðan
  • Isnt the main charactwr in this the main character in the drug king ?

    Yeety ReddingYeety ReddingMánuði síðan
  • You guys have got to do the possession (2012) on the podcast that movie is wild.

    Krystian MelendezKrystian MelendezMánuði síðan
  • I love how Lucy just walks from one to another and just falls asleep.

    Lynette Build a giant snowmanLynette Build a giant snowmanMánuði síðan
  • The host is my most favorite monster movie of all time.

    stuckerfan 256stuckerfan 256Mánuði síðan
  • 53:33

    Mau OMau OMánuði síðan
  • You guys should cover train to buscan on the podcast! (I do NOT recommend you try to kill count it though, based on how rec3 went it’s like way worse than that.) but it’s a Korean zombie movie with a lot of heart and with a central theme of family and selflessness.

    alenight99alenight99Mánuði síðan
  • Now let’s be honest they are a great couple but her first name doesn’t rhyme with janesse well assuming their taking James name

    A literal Zombie villagerA literal Zombie villagerMánuði síðan
    • Shit, you are right! They should call off the wedding then!

      Shifty Bench PodcastsShifty Bench PodcastsMánuði síðan
  • You guys are amazing and I love the context created with the history of The Korean/American relationship. Just brilliant and I love the Samoa Joe tshirt. I so need to get one.

    Chezlyn DanielsChezlyn DanielsMánuði síðan
  • South Korea today: prosperous "free" nation North Korea today: nuclear threat all that needs to be said EDIT: What this film seems to be based on happens every day in China, why don't we see anything about that?

    Sabishi VivaLaKittenSabishi VivaLaKittenMánuði síðan
  • North and South Korea were both led by two sweet looking old men but don't let that fool you. They were both ruthless dictators who dreamed of reuniting Korea (but I'm in charge) under their own regime. (Edit) This enraged their fathers who punished them severely.

    Oliver HughesOliver HughesMánuði síðan
  • There's quite the humorous punchline in the film where after the homeless pair explain "The right of the hungry" the monster almost immediately swoops down to devour them, exercising it's own 'Seo-ri'.

    Michael FlynnMichael FlynnMánuði síðan
  • I remember watching clips of this when I was like 6. It made me into who I am today, a traumatized adult

    Trevor KohrsTrevor KohrsMánuði síðan
  • Director wants to hate on America yet if he had been so critical of an Imperial Japanese government he literally would have been killed. Does he not know his own history?

    Ian PittsIan Pitts2 mánuðum síðan
    • Or for an easily relevant modern example, under the North Korean government he'd be quickly and permanently silenced. But who cares, because aMeRiCa BaD

      Ian PittsIan Pitts2 mánuðum síðan
  • "I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy" - My Dad

    James BoshellJames Boshell2 mánuðum síðan
  • "North Korea lost close to thirty percent of its population as a result of US led bombings in the 1950s. US military sources confirm that 20 percent of North Korea's population was killed off over a three period of intensive bombings."

    hail burger kinghail burger king2 mánuðum síðan
  • comrade chelsea

    hail burger kinghail burger king2 mánuðum síðan
  • "It's a SPORE creation" And the 23 of us who played it are like "I get that reference!"

    Matthew HickokMatthew Hickok2 mánuðum síðan
  • Can we just take a moment to appreciate Chelsea nailing the pronunciation of Saoirse Ronan?

    TheJOBeffectTheJOBeffect2 mánuðum síðan
  • Can you guys do a podcast about the original Stepford Wives? I watched it recently, and enjoyed it more than I thought I would.

    Logan DodsonLogan Dodson2 mánuðum síðan
  • Can we take a moment to appreciate how gorgeous Chelsea is? James you are one lucky man.

    MariskaJayneMariskaJayne2 mánuðum síðan
  • If Chelsea ever needs to find a new job, I would listen to her lecture about history all the damn time. Incredibly captivating and she’s such a good storyteller. Maybe she could do a Crash Course series.

    Coalition of FriendsCoalition of Friends2 mánuðum síðan
  • I really loved The Host. I remember the monster's first attack the most from watching videos on ISworlds, so when Netflix added it couple years ago, I was happy. You guys could talk about Godzilla (1954) on the podcast, it's kinda similar to this one.

    Presley HessonPresley Hesson2 mánuðum síðan
  • These podcasts give me life, I could listen to them forever 💕

    María GonzálezMaría González2 mánuðum síðan
  • 𝕴 𝖙𝖍𝖎𝖓𝖐 𝖜𝖊’𝖗𝖊 𝖉𝖊𝖆𝖉 𝕸𝖊𝖆𝖙 𝕽𝖊𝖆𝖑 𝖉𝖊𝖆𝖉 𝖒𝖊𝖆𝖙

    My wicked move Are to goodMy wicked move Are to good2 mánuðum síðan
  • The two of you should do underwater next

    Gorden ZGorden Z2 mánuðum síðan
  • I knew right a way what host they were looking at before they said the ones not talked about that fish monster is so weird

    Nick NevcoNick Nevco2 mánuðum síðan
  • I feel like most people forget that Japan in the early 20th century was very much so an imperial entity looking to overtake land and colonize for the benefit of their own country at the detriment of others. Thus, the annexation of the Korean Peninsula by Imperial Japan isn’t all that shocking if you understand how the country was operating during that period. I think we need to understand that the Japanese colonization of Korea was widely protested by many Koreans and it was violently suppressed by Japan. To this day there is a lot of anti-Japanese sentiment in Korea and it can be hard to argue against it. Tens of thousands of cultural artifacts were stolen, buildings significant to the country were demolished (a.k.a. the royal palace Gyeongbokgung), intense media censorship, forced assimilation, etc. It wasn’t a pretty picture and honestly shouldn’t be talked about as if it was.

    AllisonAllison2 mánuðum síðan
  • It’s kind of funny to look at a concerned James

    Juan RuizJuan Ruiz2 mánuðum síðan
  • I went to bed expecting to hear about a horror movie podcast and instead I woke up knowing everything about Korea and America’s relationship thanks Chelsea ! 😂

    Tom healyTom healy2 mánuðum síðan
  • Kinda just glossed over the fact that over 30,000 Americans died defending South Korea from the North Korean invasion. How the US has handled South Korea since WW2 is far from perfect but contrast that with what the soviets did with North Korea.

    Kyle BakerKyle Baker2 mánuðum síðan
  • The right of the hungry sounds amazing, I wish we valued people over money

    CC LewisCC Lewis2 mánuðum síðan
  • I think you should review the original 1954 dubbed Godzilla. it is a great film and most definitely a horror movie.

    Dizzy FlamingoezDizzy Flamingoez2 mánuðum síðan
  • I'm so happy ya'll are talking about this movie! It's my favorite horror film.

    Brandon DaltonBrandon Dalton2 mánuðum síðan
  • Whats the movie in the intro were th girl in the back of the truck is launching

    Karmah CareyKarmah Carey2 mánuðum síðan
  • This reminds me of a time in school when we were watching a movie and someone made a dumb decision and ended up dying and I started laughing. People looked at me weird during that.

    Niomi AnimationNiomi Animation2 mánuðum síðan
  • Hey James, you might say oh! superman Stalin I'll ignore him but i don't like Russia anyway. Well i think you should cover Demon Seed it's a horror movie (I know horror your the one who did Jurassic park). Also i'll give you one for free. Intro: It's like if E.V.E was human and WALL.E was sexually oppressed.

    Anthony PartingtonAnthony Partington2 mánuðum síðan
  • Bones Era James is starting to grow on me. Most attractive podcast award? Best horror movie podcast award? Here u goh.

    Oracle DSPOracle DSP2 mánuðum síðan
  • Quarantine is starting to make James look like Foundflix 😄

    PrecociousSlothPrecociousSloth2 mánuðum síðan
  • Will you make a FNaF the movie kill count when it comes out? Edit: Wait i don't even think it will come out so just ignore this comment

    Funtime Freddy But gone wrongFuntime Freddy But gone wrong2 mánuðum síðan
    • fnaf movie was replaced with the banana split movie, which has been counted

      El FresnoEl FresnoMánuði síðan
  • Do a kill count on ‘This is the End’

    Jacob WallerJacob Waller2 mánuðum síðan
  • why have i not seen this in my recommended? 2 days late :/

    Tim RestoTim Resto2 mánuðum síðan
  • James bro I need that puppet master😔

    Cristo RomeroCristo Romero2 mánuðum síðan
  • Can you do: Train to Busan, for the next kill count?

    MaxMax2 mánuðum síðan
  • I love this movie, one of my fav horror/creature flicks for sure

    Kerrod BynonKerrod Bynon2 mánuðum síðan
  • Can you do another kill count on crip tv The mordeo kill count is really cool and any short film on crip tv is really worth to watch. #criptv #checkoutcriptvmordeo

    Rube's WorldRube's World2 mánuðum síðan
  • Wow, I watched the host the day before I saw this 😂

    Morrie is MarvellousMorrie is Marvellous2 mánuðum síðan
  • You should look at we summon the darkness, its an awesome horror movie on netflix about heavy metal and a satanic cult

    Derp McgerpDerp Mcgerp2 mánuðum síðan
  • Ok so I was playing Akinator for some reason and Dead Meat was guessed and I found out James A Janisse submitted it so he put himself on Akinator.

    Xander The DragonXander The Dragon2 mánuðum síðan
  • Great episode! Can the original Godzilla be next? It’s a monster movie and can tie in to the theme that you two are doing for the summer. There’s a lot of detail that can be talked about.

    Joseph OberzanJoseph Oberzan2 mánuðum síðan
  • When can you do stranger things season 2

    Cameron ShultsCameron Shults2 mánuðum síðan
  • STILL waiting for James and Chelsea to either review or dedicate a podcast about black horror films! Talk about the tropes! Talk about The history of black horror. Would love to see y’all review movies like get out and tales from the hood! Lol I wanna see it happen

    Jordan GaddisJordan Gaddis2 mánuðum síðan
  • Do the circle

    Iki HawkinsIki Hawkins2 mánuðum síðan
  • Kill count... Train to Busan

    Andrew RobinsonAndrew Robinson2 mánuðum síðan
  • Mat pat send me over to your channel

    Damaris CespedesDamaris Cespedes2 mánuðum síðan
  • Dead meat has to do lake placid kill count

    JustBrxndxnJustBrxndxn2 mánuðum síðan
  • What do you think... IDK

    Andrew RobinsonAndrew Robinson2 mánuðum síðan
  • Watching this with my new Raycons since you had that sponsor deal a little while back, and I love them so much. Thanks James!

    Q 101Q 1012 mánuðum síðan
  • U should o hereditary next

    Team 6Team 62 mánuðum síðan
  • James what about wrong turn the hills have eyes

    Jorge HernandezJorge Hernandez2 mánuðum síðan
  • Gotra review the masterpiece horror movie session 9

    Kevin DobsonKevin Dobson2 mánuðum síðan
  • Do joker next

    Robot dude 195Robot dude 1952 mánuðum síðan
    • That's on the "won't cover" list, he doesn't consider it to be horror.

      Shifty Bench PodcastsShifty Bench Podcasts2 mánuðum síðan
  • Y’all should review the F13 franchise on the pod I was watching the terrifier pod and Chelsey said she hasnt really watched all of em🤷‍♂️maybe a good idea idk

    George BarkerGeorge Barker2 mánuðum síðan
  • You should do a jeepers creepers kill count

    Matt LargeMatt Large2 mánuðum síðan
    • He won't, though, sorry. He doesn't want to support the director.

      Shifty Bench PodcastsShifty Bench Podcasts2 mánuðum síðan
  • You should do the silent hill kill count

    Thomas CossleyThomas Cossley2 mánuðum síðan
  • Dead meat...

    ShanghaiConundrumsShanghaiConundrums2 mánuðum síðan
  • Quick question for everyone, i need a recommendation on extreme horror movies. That will actually scare. I know its a very vague question but I need more horror lol

    ArkhelmArkhelm2 mánuðum síðan
    • Maybe even the saw series

      Dominic SindayenDominic SindayenMánuði síðan
    • Try poughkeepsie tapes or sinister

      Dominic SindayenDominic SindayenMánuði síðan
  • you need to do prom night with jamie lee curtis for the kill count!

    avaava2 mánuðum síðan
  • Anybody else really digging the length of Chelsea’s hair?

    Felicity TravisFelicity Travis2 mánuðum síðan
  • You should review an older horror movie named TAMARA

    Demetria HallDemetria Hall2 mánuðum síðan
  • Tarintino said it was one of his favorite horror movies. This and the OG Carrie.

    Jamie WilliamsJamie Williams2 mánuðum síðan
  • can u do kristy on your next killl count its very interesting nd horror/thriller plz

    KING DEVKING DEV2 mánuðum síðan
  • Americans: “we can say whatever we want, freedom, we are great like that” American government: beats them up, loads in unmarked vans for saying whatever they want, shoots them in their homes without repercussions, “yea, murica. Cast your meaningless popular vote in next election”

    J CJ C2 mánuðum síðan
    • ​@Zayne simard moore Umm, haven't US government basically created ISIS? And to be quite honest this has little to do with the discussion at hand. Point was "americans have freedom of speech" while currently they are being persecuted because of protests(expression of aforementioned freedom).

      J CJ C2 mánuðum síðan
    • It’s not just the government itself, although the government is messed up inside-and-out and send soldiers to die for their own gains, but at the same time, the Iraq War was a necessary war that the US soldiers wanted to be in because we knew there were terrorists who were ruining people’s lives in the Middle East and deserved to be erased from the Earth. ISIS needs to be also held accountable for their own actions and deserve the same fate.

      Zayne simard mooreZayne simard moore2 mánuðum síðan
  • The next movie you should do is I can see you it’s pretty creepy it’s on amazon prime it’s really good

    broken cabbagebroken cabbage2 mánuðum síðan
  • As a undergrad history major, i was really into the background part. Go Chelsea!

    WaywardsamuraiWaywardsamurai2 mánuðum síðan
  • Kill count death proof??

    Isaiah GonzalesIsaiah Gonzales2 mánuðum síðan
  • Can you please do you hatch it for Friday

    Alex AdameAlex Adame2 mánuðum síðan
  • Chelsea: We’re really busy so episodes are going to be chill for a while Also Chelsea: Researches the history of the Korean War, how it affects modern Korean/US relations, and color what the color yellow means to Korean audiences.

    pattomwaupattomwau2 mánuðum síðan
    • you gotta love it

      Some GuySome Guy2 mánuðum síðan
  • What where is stranger things season 2 kill count

    Tykesroyale 2Tykesroyale 22 mánuðum síðan
  • Can you a jeeper creepers kill count

    Dienye BanigoDienye Banigo2 mánuðum síðan
  • Can we get a kill count for 2008's "Trailer Park of Terror"? Its so horrible. And then delightfully horrible.

    ButrzV2ButrzV22 mánuðum síðan
  • You guys should just do a David Lynch podcast but only if you guys want to😂

    Jeremy FallasJeremy Fallas2 mánuðum síðan
  • Halloween films ranked?

    tenebretenebre2 mánuðum síðan
  • Kan you pls review wars of the worlds

    Ulrika SällUlrika Säll2 mánuðum síðan
    • Requests left in the comment section, livestream chat, social media, etc. are strongly discouraged and will not be considered.

      Gabriel GraczykGabriel Graczyk2 mánuðum síðan
  • I’m super excited to see how their new setup in their new house will look like!!! I hope we can get a better view of all the things behind them. I love their stuff and finding all the different things from the different movies

    Mike The TykeMike The Tyke2 mánuðum síðan
  • I could listen to Chelsea giving history lessons til I die, she's so great at it

    Rachel VRachel V2 mánuðum síðan
  • Where is season 2 stranger things kill count

    Iolo CaseIolo Case2 mánuðum síðan
    • James is planning on revising the Stranger Things Kill Counts in October.

      Gabriel GraczykGabriel Graczyk2 mánuðum síðan