James Batcho is a philosopher, traveler, author, and professor of film studies.

He’s also a friend of mine.

Jim currently teaches film theory and practice at United International College in Zhuhai, China. He received his PhD in Philosophy, Art, and Critical Thoughts from the European Graduate School in 2015, and over the past decade he’s taught in South Korea, China, and the United States. His new book is Terrence Malick’s Unseeing Cinema: Memory, Time, and Audibility.

I met Jim here in Chiang Mai, Thailand three or four years ago, and we’ve been friends ever since. I liked the way we could geek out about Slavoj Zizek and Fleetwood Mac in the span of five minutes.

In today’s thrilling new instalment of Humans in Love, Jim and I have a kitchen table discussion about storytelling, the art of great filmmaking, why the idea of “guilty pleasures” is bullshit, travel, loneliness, advice to a younger self, and much more.

Mentioned in this episode:

  • Anthony Bourdain (R.I.P.)

Connect with Jim on:

Please don’t forget:

If you’re enjoying Humans in Love, and you’d like me to continue making new episodes, please be sure to subscribe to the show, and leave a rating and a review on iTunes. (Or your podcast app of choice.)

Thanks for listening.

    11 replies to "#5 – The Magic of Movies, Storytelling, Travel, and (Not) Guilty Pleasures with James Batcho"

    • g my

      you’re in reality a excellent webmaster. The web site loading speed
      is incredible. It sort of feels that you’re doing any unique trick.
      Furthermore, The contents are masterpiece.
      you’ve done a wonderful activity in this topic!

    • rsacwgxy g

      I think the admin of this website is in fact working hard for his web site, as here every stuff is quality based material.

    • Wow, wonderful blog layout! How long have you been blogging for?
      you make blogging look easy. The overall look of your website is great,
      let alone the content!

    • tinyurl.com

      I have read so many content about the blogger lovers
      however this piece of writing is genuinely a fastidious
      piece of writing, keep it up.

    • separ.es

      Hello just wanted to give you a quick heads up.

      The words in your article seem to be running off the screen in Ie.
      I’m not sure if this is a formatting issue or something to
      do with web browser compatibility but I thought I’d post to let you know.
      The design and style look great though! Hope you get the problem
      resolved soon. Many thanks

    • That is really attention-grabbing, You’re a very professional blogger.
      I have joined your feed and look forward to in the hunt for extra of your magnificent post.
      Also, I’ve shared your website in my social networks

    • tinyurl.com

      Informative article, totally what I was looking for.

    • cbd oil that works 2020

      What’s up, always i used to check blog posts here in the early hours in the dawn, for the reason that i
      like to find out more and more.

    • cbd oil that works 2020

      I’d like to find out more? I’d like to find out some additional information.

    • cbd oil that works 2020

      What you published was actually very reasonable. However, what about this?

      what if you wrote a catchier post title? I mean, I don’t wish to tell
      you how to run your website, however suppose you
      added something that makes people desire more? I mean #5 – The
      Magic of Movies, Storytelling, Travel, and (Not) Guilty Pleasures with James Batcho – Zachary
      Stockill is kinda vanilla. You ought to peek at Yahoo’s front page and note how they create article titles to get
      viewers to open the links. You might add a video or a related picture or two to get readers interested about everything’ve got to say.
      In my opinion, it could make your blog a little livelier.

    • KurtKDoroski

      Incredible! This blog looks just like my old one! It’s over a completely different
      subject but it has just about a similar page layout and design. Excellent range of colors!

      Here is my page … KurtKDoroski

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.