Episode 8

Speed (ft Kristin from So I'm Watching This Show)

Pop quiz hotshot. There’s a podcast in your ears. Once that podcast reaches 8 episodes a guest is introduced. If that guest chooses the best action thriller movie, this podcast blows up (and by that we mean figuratively rather than literally!) What do you do? What do you do?

Turns out you do a lot, for a long time and then take ages to get it out of the door. Trust me, I understand the irony of a podcast episode about Speed being 3+ hours long and being released 1+ weeks late. It's a bit of a change to the usual format, but still enjoyable I hope!

Thank you to the wonderful Kristin from So I'm Watching This Show for guest hosting on this very unspeedy of episodes, but honestly we had such a blast recording and just having a bit of a chat about one of the best action movies of the 90s; a movie that still raises the tension after 25 years, with great chemistry between its leads and a genuinely unhinged bad guy who constantly raises the stakes.

Basically, we spend a long time gushing over how wonderful this movie is, despite the unrealistic depiction of traffic in Los Angeles and a bus that can go over 30mph - we know they don't exist in real life! Keanu is great, Sandra is great, Dennis is great. This is the pinnacle of 90s action movies and it still stands the test of time.

(The less said about Speed 2 the better.)

Get ready for rush hour!

You can find So I'm Watching This Show at http://soimwatching.com and they're on Twitter @soimwatching and Instagram @soimwatchingthisshow and you should follow & listen to Wil & Kristin if you don't already!

I would love to hear your thoughts on Speed! You can get in touch on

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Special thanks to the following people for their contributions to this episode:

My lovely friend Claudia @youreonclaud9


Jeff @AtTheFlicksPod


Andy @geeksaladradio

Lorraine @smtpcast



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About the Podcast

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Verbal Diorama
The podcast on the history and legacy of movies you know, and movies you don't.

About your host

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Em .

Hi! I'm Em. I created Verbal Diorama in 2018, and launched the podcast in February 2019 to rapturous applause and acclaim.... from my cat Jess.

The modus operandi of Verbal Diorama is simple: movies are tough to make! The coming together of a team of people from all walks of life to make something to entertain, delight and educate us for 90+ mins is not an easy task, and yet so many succeed at it. That must be something to celebrate.

I'm here to do just that - to celebrate movies. Their history and legacy, and why they remain so special to so many of us.

I mostly host solo, but often you'll hear my cat Jess in the background (she's 17 years old, and very loud!).

I love podcasts and listen to many, but never my own.

I unashamedly love The Mummy (1999) and Grease 2. I'm still looking for a cool rider.