A bi-weekly cultural recommendation podcast. Listen to what we think is worth checking out, and what isn’t, in the high paced world of media & entertainment

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THE HOSTS
TONY CARTER  brings a writing and directing background to the many film and cultural discussions on Cultural Stew, often offering insight into the organized chaos that is film production/filmmaking. He’s also the resident theatre geek, a go-to for soundtracks and foreign films that nobody usually has time for, as well as film trivia that many just don’t know.
RON HEERKENS JR comes to the podcast with a background in photography and filmmaking. Owner of Goat Factory Media Entertainment, he uses his talent as a photographer to capture theatre productions, climb mountains to capture trail races and even occasionally make a film about it. With a background on stage both in front of an audience and behind the scenes since 1997, he is also a fervent student of people watching. Often in the background in all aspects of his life, this podcast puts Ron front and center and firmly out of his preferred comfort zone. A profound lover of film, tv and film score bring him to this point in his life where he is finally ready to talk about it.
 VALERIE VIDMAR has escaped into movies since growing up in small-town Kansas. She has degrees in English and Film Theory, and enjoyed a stint in the screenwriting industry and as an assistant director at Second City in Chicago. Soon after moving to Rochester in 2008, she started the Vidmar School of Music, Musicals, Movies and Literature. Although attendance is quite modest (comprising only 2 daughters–ages 7 and 5), she is pleased that her subjects have displayed a knack for endlessly quoting movies and lyrics at all imaginable times. She is a audio/visual junky who is likely to be found streaming an audiobook by day and a show or movie by night

Unless otherwise specified, all episodes are recorded and produced at Goat Factory Media Entertainment Studios, located in Rochester, New York

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CSP Episode 0021: Lets Talk About Maniac Sex Predators

WARNING there may be spoilers discussed during the course of the show. Join us as we chat about Jack Ryan, Ghost World, Match and discuss the Bechdel Test and Tully with special guest. More notes coming soon! DATE:9/30/2018 LENGTH: 1:49h LOCATION: GFMEDIA Studios SUBSCRIBE RSS |ITUNES | LISTEN | SUPPORT | CONTACT        TITLE: […]


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CSP EPISODE 0020: Happy Days, Problems & Misunderstandings

WARNING there may be spoilers discussed during the course of the show. Join us as we chat about Jack Ryan, Ghost World, Match and discuss the Bechdel Test and Tully with special guest. More notes coming soon! DATE: 9/16/2018 LENGTH: 2:26h LOCATION: GFMEDIA Studios SUBSCRIBE RSS |ITUNES | LISTEN | SUPPORT | CONTACT        […]


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CSP EPISODE 0019: Tully’s Bechdel Test on Jack Ryan

WARNING there may be spoilers discussed during the course of the show. Join us as we chat about Jack Ryan, Ghost World, Match and discuss the Bechdel Test and Tully with special guest. More notes coming soon! DATE: 9/2/2018 LENGTH: 2h LOCATION: GFMEDIA Studios SUBSCRIBE RSS |ITUNES | LISTEN | SUPPORT | CONTACT      notes […]


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CSP E0018: A Notebook on the Carnage of the Theatre Walkout

WARNING there may be spoilers discussed during the course of the show. On todays show we catch up on theatre, Doctors Notebook, Carnage amount other things. Special guests, Kendra and Tricia! (And Quiet Wendy) DATE: 8/13/2018 LENGTH: 2hr27min LOCATION: GFMEDIA Studios SUBSCRIBE RSS |ITUNES | LISTEN | SUPPORT | CONTACT      TITLE: Cultural Stew Podcast […]


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CSP E0017: The Impossible Quirky MoviePass Fallout

WARNING there may be spoilers discussed during the course of the show. On todays show we catch up on Comic Con and the zillion trailers that came out. Disney News, MoviePass, and discuss Mission Impossible Fallout, Won’t You Be My Neighbor, Masterminds and the films of Wes Anderson. So sit back, butter that popcorn and […]


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CSP MINI: Moments of Influence EP6 – Cara D’Emanuele

Join me as I bring on guest Cara D’Emanuele and we talk about the influence of Kramer vs Kramer and how acting has shaped her life. MUSIC: DATE: 3/2018 LENGTH: 20min LOCATION: GFMEDIA Studios SUBSCRIBE RSS |ITUNES | LISTEN | SUPPORT | CONTACT       


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CSP EP0016: Don’t Think Twice about The Exorcism of The Fly, The Ant and The Wasp

WARNING there may be spoilers discussed during the course of the show. Join the gang as they talk about The Fly, The Antman and the Wasp, Don’t Think Twice. Films and stuff that changed our minds or views about events and so much more! DATE: 7/15/2018 LENGTH: 1hr46min LOCATION: GFMEDIA Studios SUBSCRIBE RSS |ITUNES | […]


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CSP MINI: Moments of Influence EP5 – Dustyn Haupt

Dustyn Haupt joins Valerie to discuss the lasting impression that the TV Show Will and Grace had on his (their) lives. MUSIC: DATE: 3/2018 LENGTH: 20min LOCATION: GFMEDIA Studios SUBSCRIBE RSS |ITUNES | LISTEN | SUPPORT | CONTACT       


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CSP EPISODE 0015: The Mighty Roar of Baby Jack Jack

WARNING there may be spoilers discussed during the course of the show. Join us as we discuss The Incredibles 2, Jurassic World, Rogue One, Split, Tag and more! We also talk about who we wanted to be/and were influenced by thru films. DATE: 6/25/2018 LENGTH: 1hr48min LOCATION: GFMEDIA Studios SUBSCRIBE RSS |ITUNES | LISTEN | SUPPORT | CONTACT […]


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CSP EP0014: That One About Theatre

WARNING there may be spoilers discussed during the course of the show. Join us as we discuss The Tony’s, Hush, Ex Machine, Delta Force, and Sense8 DATE: 6/10/2018 LENGTH: 2hr15min LOCATION: GFMEDIA Studios SUBSCRIBE RSS |ITUNES | LISTEN | SUPPORT | CONTACT      TITLE: Cultural Stew Podcast EPISODE: 0014 DATE: 06/10/2018 INTROS Guest- Kendra Hacker NEWS WE […]


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