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Paul and Corey Cross the Streams: Season 5, Episode 6 [‘Richard Jewell’ (2019)]

Paul and Corey Cross the Streams is a bi-monthly podcast in which hosts Paul Pakler and Corey Pepper watch and review streaming content. It’s the Great American Podcast where two friends learn about life as they float down the river of streaming services.

It’s season five of Paul and Corey Cross the Streams! This year, Paul and Corey have decided to try something a bit different: Instead of monthly themes, they’ve decided to improvise. Each subsequent episode will in some way be linked to the one that preceded it.

Based on Corey’s Waiting for Guffman (1996), Paul wanted to take a deeper look at people who struggle with being deluded (in so many words). And so… Richard Jewell (2019).

Directed by king Clint Eastwood and written by Billy Ray – who brought us the “We Make Movies Better” campaign with Nicole Kidman, Richard Jewell tells the true story of Richard Jewell. He was working as a security guard at the Atlanta Olympics in 1996, discovered a bomb on the grounds, saved hundreds of lives, became a hero in the media, and then…

The film is packed with amazing performances. Paul Walter Hauser is simply stunning in the title role.

The film garnered a fair amount of pushback around its representation of journalist Kathy Scruggs, and there’s a lot to discuss there.

A great film, and a great episode of PACCTS. Take a listen!

This Episode’s Focus: Richard Jewell (2019)

Host’s Choice: Paul Pakler

Rent on YouTube, Google Play, Apple TV, Vudu, Amazon Prime

Corey’s Recipe Recommendations for This Episode: Homemade Snickers Bar and Can of Cola

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Special thanks to Tobin for our incredible theme song and Dave Droxler for our podcast’s logo and artwork.




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