Wade and Kevin tackle Kathryn Bigelow’s harrowing retelling of the 1967 Detroit riots, which focuses on the infamous Algiers hotel incident. Does Bigelow’s latest succeed at the same mixture of drama and true-to-life events that has characterized her recent career? The guys then turn their attention to the brand-new HBO anthology series Room 104, produced by Jay and Mark Duplass. What do the initial two episodes signify about the series as a whole? Plus: listener mail and a capsule review of The Dark Tower!

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Music interlude by the Orange Rocket, “Feel Better.” Used under Creative Commons license 3.0.

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