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68: Devil at your Heels with Shane Cooley

68: Devil at your Heels with Shane Cooley

This week, we ride the line of bravery and stupidity tacking the hilarious and tragic NFB Documentary Devil at your Heels with comedian Shane Cooley. This is one of Becky's all-time favourite Canadian films, and she goes down rabbit holes of research - especially into the history of Canadian Daredevils. We cover the joy of a line-crossing sassy Gordon Pinset narration, how this may be the ultimate example of the Canadian Male Dud film, and what your priorities should be when you're shooting a documentary with actual film. Finally, we cover the bizarrely complex theories surrounding the circumstances of the jump. Get ready to aim for the roses, but they're not going to help cushion the landing of this slightly mean, but stupendously funny, documentary.

This week's end credit song is "Devil at Your Heels Theme" performed by Long John Baldry. Which if you know anything about Blues, you'll know he was kind of a big deal.

Watch the full film at the NFB.


On this week's show

Shane Cooley is a Comedy writer and co host of the Podcast Power Hour Bonus Hour. www.powerhourbonushour.com


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