Posts by Mike Gravagno


Writers’ Block (Sort Of Live)! Melinda Sherrill, Calliope Art and Literary Magazine‘s Editor-in-Chief   Last spring, Mike sat down with Melinda Sherrill, who was the Editor-in-Chief of Chapman University’s Lit Journal, Calliope Art and Literary Magazine, at the time. The two discuss the process of putting together an issue of the Magazine, how Calliope changed over…

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The OCD Episode 19: The Mix Tape 1, Pt. 2

THE OCD 19: THE MIX TAPE 1, PART 2 Mike and Ryan continue to review the first soundtrack for The OC, Mix 1! On a very special episode of The OCD, Mike takes Ryan on a journey through the back half of the music of the greatest show in TV history. Ryan still hasn’t heard one lick of one…

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Movie of the Year: 2004- Million Dollar Baby

Clint Eastwood & Hillary Swank

Movie of the Year 2004: Million Dollar Baby The Taste Buds discuss the 2004 film Million Dollar Baby! Clint Eastwood enters the Movie of the Year lexicon as our first actor/director/angry old man and he’s bringing the 2004 Best Picture winner to uppercut every other film on the bracket. Join host Greg as he pits contestants Ryan…

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Movie of the Year: 2004- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Movie of the Year 2004: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind The Taste Buds discuss the 2004 movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Greg leads Mike and Ryan through discussions covering Charlie Kaufmann’s evolution as a screenwriter, the nature of memory, and where the film stands on relationships in general. Plus, the Buds build…

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Writers’ Block Live! MATHIEU CAILLIER, MICHELLE BRITTAN ROSADO,  STEVEN SANCHEZ To celebrate the launch of Steven Sanchez’s first full-length poetry book, Phantom Tongue, Mike sits down with Steven, Michelle Brittan Rosado, and Mathieu Cailler to talk about the process of putting a book together, how one manages to keep making love poems interesting, the power of…

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The OCD Episode 12: Thanksgiving!

Ryan Goes Home

THE OCD 12: Thanksgiving!   Mike and Ryan review A Very The O.C.  Thanksgiving with the help of their friend Books from the Unnatural 20s! It’s the first of many of Ryan’s favorite holidays, and he’s worried his mom Mike isn’t good in the kitchen, so Books, Cassie, and Taylor take over cooking. Meanwhile Mike has to go…

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The OCD Episode 11: Ryan & Marissa’s First Date

THE OCD 11: Ryan & Marissa’s First Date  Mike and Ryan review the tenth episode of The O.C.  with the help of their friend Katelynn from the Unnatural 20s. It’s time for another yacht party! With the new workload, Mike becomes worried about Ryan’s professional relationship with Katelynn. Ryan spots Taylor and Greg together, and becomes…

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