Verhoeven’s TOTAL RECALL isn’t what you remember (wholesale, or otherwise) | with Karen Tongson

Special guest, professor, podcaster, and prolific author Karen Tongson joins Anita and Kat for episode five of our “Cyberpunk Summer” series, where we are discussing the 1990 sci-fi action film Total Recall, from director Paul Verhoeven. Based on Philip K. Dick’s 1966 short story “We Can Remember It for You Wholesale,” the movie stars Arnold Schwarzenegger as a construction worker who receives implanted memories of his time working as a spy on Mars—or is he a Martian spy whose memories of life as a construction worker were implanted?

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Time Stamps:
46:26 – What’s your Freq Out?
* Karen on Rachel Bloom’s Crazy Ex-Girlfriend singalongs at The Stowaway piano bar in DTLA
* Anita on RRR
* Kat on Mall Stories and City of Ghosts from Elizabeth Ito

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* Previous Verhoeven episodes of FFR:
* Benedetta –
* Robocop –
* Erotic 80s on the You Must Remember This podcast –
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