Gotham Variety

"    Gotham Variety " Podcast
Home of "Real Time 1960s," a series that documents the politics, sports, arts, and culture of that decade in real time. Follow at facebook.com/realtime1960s. Pro-truth, anti-groupthink.

Copyright:
Joe Rubenstein 2020

A preview of what's to come when we debut in August 2019.

Cast member Adam Baritot ("The Sergeant's Private Madhouse") sits down with show creator Joe Rubenstein for a conversation about what's ahead for Gotham Variety. Series premieres September 1st!

Here’s the trailer for Gotham Variety's series premiere episode, “The Bridge.” It’s a manhunt, psychological thriller, and Civil War tale all wrapped up in one spellbinding story. Starring Vince Phillip, Molly Wheaton, Steven Lowe, and Brian...

Here’s a preview of Gotham Variety's second episode, “7 by Kafka.” This story, "An Imperial Message," is narrated by Brian Alford, with supporting work by Sarah Ecton-Lutrell. Gotham Variety debuts 9/1/19. Subscribe now and be the first to hear...

Here’s a trailer for our 2-part episode, “The Most Dangerous Game” - an edge-of-your-seat thriller that raises some interesting questions along the way. Starring Anthony Misiano, Samuel Druhora, James Evans, and Brian Alford. Subscribe now and...

Episode: 1
Series Premiere. Will Peyton Forrest cheat the hangman? A Civil War manhunt. Voices: Vince Phillip, Molly Wheaton, Steven Lowe, Brian Alford. Production/Editing/Music/Sound Design: Joe Rubenstein. Based on "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge" by...

Episode: 2
7 stories - horrifying, often hilarious - by Franz Kafka, genius of literature. Voices: James Evans, Brian Alford, Vince Phillip, Sarah Ecton-Lutrell, Samuel Druhora, Paulina Simkin, Halley DeVestern. Production/Editing/Music/Sound Design: Joe...

Episode: 3
1922. A professional hunter falls off a yacht, washes up on an island, and is taken in by a Cossack general and his sidekick Ivan, a former torture specialist for the Czar's secret police. What could possibly go wrong? Voices: Anthony Misiano, Samuel...

Episode: 4
The thrilling conclusion to this twisted tale, as we learn the fate of Bob Rainsford, hunter turned prey. Voices: Anthony Misiano, Samuel Druhora, Brian Alford. Production/Editing/Music/Sound Design/Adaptation: Joe Rubenstein. More info: , and follow...

"Before the Law" is a story from our second episode (). Voices: James Evans (The Gatekeeper), Vince Phillip (The Man), Brian Alford (Narration). Production/Editing/Music/Sound Design/Adaptation: Joe Rubenstein. More info: , and follow @gothamvariety...

Episode: 5
Tolstoy's dark tale about a peasant for whom enough - is never enough. How much land does a man need? The answer may surprise you. Voices: Vince Phillip, Samuel Druhora, Paulina Simkin, Halley DeVestern, Gera Sandler, Brian Alford....

"The Neighbor" - a chilling exploration of clinical paranoia - is a story from our second episode (). Voice: James Evans. Production/Editing/Music/Sound Design/Adaptation: Joe Rubenstein. More info: , and follow @gothamvariety on Twitter, Instagram,...

Check out Gotham Variety's new baseball show! In this ep: the Gerrit Cole signing & other Yankees moves, potential punishments for the Houston Cheaters, Mets 2020 outlook, Hot Stove action around MLB, and more.

Host Joe Rubenstein reviews Clint Eastwood's latest, provides some background on Jewell's ordeal that the film left out, and addresses the media's telling reaction to the film. Follow on Twitter @gothamvariety, visit . Production and Music: Joe...

An immersive tale of war and insanity, based on a story by Stephen Crane. Voices: Vince Phillip, Robert Gelfand, Clay Westman, Adam Baritot, Mike Pollock. Production/Editing/Music/Sound Design/Adaptation: Joe Rubenstein. More info: , and follow...

Political scientist E.J. Fagan joins host Joe Rubenstein to assess the Democratic contenders, preview the Iowa caucus and primaries beyond, and break down the race from every conceivable angle. A wide-ranging discussion that cuts deep and wide. More...

Is something fishy is going on with the Boston investigation? Also, an extended rant on the Astros players getting off scot-free (as we introduce their new theme music), and our take on the single vote against Jeter for the Hall of Fame.

The Season Finale of our dramatic season is a tale of friendship, faith and personal sacrifice by O. Henry, master of the twist ending. Voices: James Evans, Molly Wheaton, Sarah Cheatham, Mike Callahan, Mike Pollock. Production/Adaptation: Joe...

Host Joe Rubenstein reviews Tarantino's 9th film and provides some critical background information on the Charles Manson cult not included in the film. Follow on Twitter , visit . Production and Music: Joe Rubenstein.

Joe and Paul discuss Miguel Andújar's future with the Yankees, whether to extend LeMahieu's contract or not, starting rotation options now that the injury bug is back, the Mookie Betts trade, and the story that won't die: the cheating Astros and...

In this review, host Joe Rubenstein highlights the parallels between two Scorsese films - "Taxi Driver" and "The King of Comedy" - and "Joker," and analyzes the core message of "Ford v Ferrari." Follow on Twitter , visit . Production and Music: Joe...

Best-selling biographer Jonathan Eig, author of "Ali: A Life," joins host Joe Rubenstein for an honest, wide-ranging discussion of Muhammad Ali's life both in and out of the ring. More info: , and follow on Twitter or Facebook. Production and Music:...

Lou Gehrig biographer Jonathan Eig (“Luckiest Man”) joins host Joe Rubenstein for a wide-ranging discussion of the life and career of the iconic slugger for the New York Yankees. More info: , and follow on Twitter or Facebook. Production and...

W.K. Stratton, author of "The Wild Bunch: Sam Peckinpah, a Revolution in Hollywood, and the Making of a Legendary Film," joins host Joe Rubenstein for an in depth discussion of perhaps the greatest Western of all time. More info: , and follow on...

Mark Kram Jr., author of "Smokin' Joe: The Life of Joe Frazier," joins host Joe Rubenstein for a conversation about the legendary fighter’s life in and out of the ring. More info: , and follow on Twitter or . Production and Music: Joe Rubenstein

Mike Ezra, author of "Muhammad Ali: The Making of an Icon," joins the show to discuss his rankings of all 23 undisputed heavyweight champions from Jack Dempsey to Lennox Lewis. Mike's rankings: 1. Muhammad Ali 2. Joe Louis 3. Sonny Liston 4. Lennox...

Best-selling author Douglas Century, author of "Barney Ross: The Life of a Jewish Fighter," joins host Joe Rubenstein for a discussion of this Hall of Fame champion boxer and World War II hero's incredible life. More info: , and follow on Twitter or...

Andrew R.M. Smith, author of "No Way But To Fight: George Foreman and the Business of Boxing," joins host Joe Rubenstein for a wide-ranging discussion of the Hall of Fame heavyweight's amazing life in and out of the ring as well as his multiple image...

Dr. Gary Donaldson, author of "The First Modern Campaign: Kennedy, Nixon, and the Election of 1960," joins the show for a discussion of the early stages of the 1960 Presidential campaign. More info: | Follow us at | Twitter | Production and Music:...

60 years after this groundbreaking shocker terrorized audiences all over the world, host Joe Rubenstein gives his top 10 thoughts - surprising facts and personal observations - about Alfred Hitchcock’s "Psycho." More info: | Follow Us at | Twitter...

Host Joe Rubenstein explains why three mind-blowing Twilight Zone episodes of 1960 are a cut above the rest. Fascinating background, deep analysis, and runners-up as well. More info: | Follow Us at | | | Production and Music: Joe Rubenstein.

David Pietrusza, author of "1960: LBJ vs. JFK vs. Nixon: The Epic Campaign that Forged Three Presidencies," joins the show for a discussion of the later stages of the 1960 Presidential campaign, including the Great Debates. More info: | Follow Us at ...

In this first installment of a two-part episode, host Joe Rubenstein explores the early life and crimes of Holocaust organizer Adolf Eichmann, his years as a fugitive in Germany and Argentina, and the effort to bring this Nazi war criminal to justice....

In this final installment of a two-part episode, host Joe Rubenstein tells the incredible story of Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann's capture by a team of Israeli operatives in Argentina and his subsequent trial in Jerusalem. More info: | Follow Us...

In this first installment of a two-part episode, host Joe Rubenstein explores the action-packed early life of Steve McQueen and discusses three of his best films of the 1960s: "The Magnificent Seven," "The Great Escape," and "The Cincinnati Kid." Tons...

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