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The Big Lebowski 2: Finding Donny (feat. Genuine Chit Chat)

The Big Lebowski 2: Finding Donny (feat. Genuine Chit Chat)

September 13, 2018

With an endlessly quoteable script from The Coen Brothers and career-defining performances from Jeff Bridges and John Goodman, The Big Lebowski is probably the ultimate slacker comedy. Mike Burton from Genuine Chit Chat joins us this week to discuss his abiding love of the movie - and to help us to pitch a few sequels.

Tune in as we discuss White Russians, incomprehensible kidnapping plots, John's strong erotic reaction to Jeff Bridges acid dancing and how this movie unexpectedly brought out Harry's reactionary side. 

As always, after we're done waxing nostalgic about the movie, we move on to pitching our own fantasy sequel ideas - all of which mysterious hinge on the tragic fate of Donny, the unsung hero of The Dude's bowling team. Can our storytelling skills finally grant him the justice he deserves? There's only one way to find out...


Beyond The Box Set is a British movie podcast that blends comedy, movie chat and creative storytelling to ludicrous effect. Each week our two hosts take on a classic standalone movie - Titanic, Gladiator etc. - and attempt to pitch fantasy sequel ideas to bring them back to the big screen. We've been featured by The Guardian, Podbean and Apple Podcasts as a must-listen show, and over 150 listeners have granted us a 'Five-Star' rating on iTunes. Not that we like to brag or anything...

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For listeners who truly can't get enough, we also offer exclusive bonus content on Patreon, where for as little as $2 per month you can access our weekly bonus show 'Beyond BTBS', grab a 30 second on-air promo slot to advertise anything you like, and pick a movie for us to cover on a future episode of the main show. We also have merchandise available on Teepublic.

00.00: Harry takes serious issue with The Dude's lifestyle 

27.55: The Big Lebowski Drinking Games

38.45: The Big Lebowski: Dial 'L' For Murder

1.01.00: The Big Lebowski 2: Finding Donny

1.06.00: The Big Lebowski 2: Donny Didn't Die 

1.19.45: Listener Submissions & Episode 83 Preview

BONUS | Rex Pickett on Writing Sideways and Potential Sequels

BONUS | Rex Pickett on Writing Sideways and Potential Sequels

June 6, 2017

Last week on Beyond The Box Set, we pitched sequels to Alexander Payne’s highly acclaimed 2005 movie Sideways. In this very special bonus episode, we’re joined by Rex Pickett, author of the award-winning original novel on which the film was based. In a candid and wide ranging discussion, he discusses the novel’s unusual journey from page to screen, what it feels like to be played by Paul Giamatti, and why the time might finally be right for a Sideways sequel…

00:00 Introduction – The Sideways Origin Story

19:30 Miles and Jack’s Connection

25:30 Finding Miles

35:30 The Future of the Sideways Universe

59:15 Rex Pickett’s Fantasy Sequel 

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