Today Ali and Asif discuss the celebrated and award winning movie, Jane Campion’s ‘The Power of the Dog’ (1:12). They discuss the amazing cinematography and the performances by Benedict Cumberbatch, Jesse Plemons, Kirsten Dunst and Kodi Smit-McPhee. At 16:32, spoilers for the movie and Asif’s opinions on the movie follow. In brief, Asif liked ¾ of the movie and ¾ of the actors and had problems with the rest. Then Ali asks Asif about Anthrax, how you get it, who is at risk and the symptoms (21:50). Asif then goes over the 4 different types of Anthrax (cutaneous, inhalational, gastrointestinal and intravenous) and how they present clinically. Asif then goes over the treatment with antibiotics and antitoxin. Then in a bonus section, Ali asks Asif about the 2001 Anthrax attacks in the USA (29:50). Asif goes over the targets and how the Anthrax was sent. Asif then goes over the FBI investigation and the prime suspect Bruce E Ivins. Asif then goes all ‘Serial’ and discusses the evidence for and against the case for Ivins being the prime suspect in the case.
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Jane Campion Talks About ‘The Power of the Dog’ and the Myth of the Sensitive Cowboy: https://www.indiewire.com/2021/09/western-power-of-the-dog-jane-campion-male-psyche-1234662474/
Benedict Cumberbatch Smoked So Much Filming ‘Power of the Dog’ He Got Nicotine Poisoning 3 Times: https://www.indiewire.com/2021/11/benedict-cumberbatch-nicotine-poisining-power-of-the-dog-set-1234678662/
Elisabeth Moss: Fred Armisen Is Best At Impersonating A 'Normal Person': https://www.huffpost.com/entry/elizabeth-moss-fred-armisen_n_1332911
- Amerithrax or Anthrax Investigation: https://www.fbi.gov/history/famous-cases/amerithrax-or-anthrax-investigation
The Anthrax Investigation: https://www.npr.org/2011/02/15/93170200/timeline-how-the-anthrax-terror-unfolded
- The Anthrax Files: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/film/anthrax-files/
- Death in the Air: Revisiting the 2001 Anthrax Mailings and the Amerithrax Investigation: https://warontherocks.com/2019/01/death-in-the-air-revisiting-the-2001-anthrax-mailings-and-the-amerithrax-investigation/