Talking about "The Dark Knight Rises" (2012)! with special guests Nicole Solomon and Shawn Setaro

On this raisable episode of Oeuvre Busters, Liam and George welcome friends Nicole and Shawn to discuss the final instalment of the Nolan trilogy, "The Dark Knight Rises," starring Christian Bale, Tom Hardy, Anne Hathaway, and Gary Oldman. Topics discussed: Marcel Proust, secret fascist; blood transfusions; Bruce Wayne in rehab; the political imaginary. Also, by the grace of god, more show trials and executions! And so many Bane impressions!

Topics not discussed? Engels's contributions to theories of evolution in his monumental "The Dialectics of Nature."

Nicole Solomon is a filmmaker, educator and Co-Founder of media services company 4MileCircus. Her short film “Small Talk” screened at festivals around the world winning numerous honors including the Golden Kleene Award from the Arse Electronika Festival on Sex and Tech, the first film to do so. Her antifascist vampire allegory “It’s Normal” recently wrapped up its festival run and is now available exclusively through Patreon -- visit for information and to see more of her stuff. Please support Nicole's work here:

Shawn Setaro is an Associate Editor at Complex and the writer and reporter of Infamous: The Tekashi 6ix9ine Story, a Complex and Spotify podcast about the controversial rapper. He is also the former editor-in-chief of Rap Genius and the creator and host of The Cipher, a critically acclaimed hip-hop podcast. He has written about music and culture for Forbes, The Atlantic, Vibe, The Source, GQ, Esquire, The Sondheim Review, and more. Shaw's work can be found here: Infamous can be heard here:

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