ST. PATRICK’S DAY SPECIAL: Song of the Sea (2014) w/Pat ‘Uber-Critic’ McDonald

Song of the Sea (2014)

Erin go bragh, listeners! For Saint Patrick’s Day this year, we found our own Saint Patrick – acclaimed Chicago film critic Patrick McDonald – and brought him on to help us talk about 2014’s animated Song of the Sea! Tomm Moore’s followup to his 2009 masterpiece The Secret of KellsSong of the Sea draws upon the Celtic myth of the ‘selkie,’ a mischievous seal-like nymph, to tell the story of a lost boy looking for his mute selkie sister. From its incredible animation style to its mythic storytelling, you should check it out (especially if you’ve got Amazon Prime). Take a listen and scope out our custom cocktail and drinking game!

(Thanks to our sponsor Cards Against Humanity as part of the Chicago Podcast Coop!)



Song of the Sea cocktailRULES FOR SONG OF THE SEA:

  1. Any time you hear the word ‘selkie’ or see a seal
  2. Whenever a new song starts
  3. Every time a shot consists of a large circle center in the frame


Bronagh says to Ben, “My son, remember me in your stories and in your songs.”

Join us next week as we look at the Canadian existential cult comedy Nothing!

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