PODCAST Blue Rose Task Force Podcast

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25YL Media and Ruminations Radio Network present John Bernardy & Elle Holgate in a spoiler laced, coffee-fueled, Twin Peaks podcast that dives deep into history and theory.

 
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30 June 2022 Show Notes

Your host John takes a quick detour into the 1990 “Diane…” audiotape collecting any number of internal thoughts of Agent Cooper and connective tissue for the plot leading into Season 2 of Twin Peaks. The insights into Albert and Audrey make this a worthy listen, and the rest of the recording is a good time too.

 

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7 July 2022 Show Notes

Maddy’s vision of BOB climbs a couch in Twin Peaks Episode 9 and your host John digs into that, as well as how Cooper gets more connected to the supernatural when the Major delivers his space message, and why Donna may NOT connect to the supernatural when she meets the Tremonds. This podcast also explores how Twin Peaks residents react to the “Have You Seen This Man” fliers, how communication crosses thresholds, and production information like Twin Peaks reacting to its new Saturday time slot, Harley Peyton and David Lynch’s only solo pairing, and why “Just You” felt like a great idea.

 

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14 July 2022 Show Notes

This week’s episode focuses on Twin Peaks Episode 10, and your host John looks into Robert Engels and Lesli Linka Glatter’s time working on it and sifts through the Log Lady Introduction before digging into the episode itself. Albert’s role in the Blue Rose Task Force is explored, as is Cooper’s path through the episode, Ronette’s and Leland’s reactions to the BOB sketch, and what to make of Dick Tremayne and Harold Smith. Not to mention Nadine’s new lease on her teenage years, Jacoby’s hypnosis program, and Maddy’s identity crisis.

 

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21 July 2022 Show Notes

This week looks into Twin Peaks Episode 11, and your host John welcomes director Todd Holland and sorts the the drama of the “Jerry Stahl” script, before looking into the illnesses of Harold and Leland, among others. Then Jean’s Stockholm syndroming of Audrey goes under the microscope, as does Dick Tremayne’s solution for Lucy, and how facts fare in Twin Peaks through characters like Judge Sternwood. Then there’s sifting through the multiple secret identities in play, and uncovering the storm’s worth of secret plans from Josie, Donna and even Cooper.

 

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29 July 2022 Show Notes

Your host John discusses Episode 12 director Graeme Clifford and writer Barry Pullman, as well as issues around Mr. Tojamura, and how the woods may effect the rule and letter of the law in Twin Peaks, as seen in Leo and Leland’s hearings. Then there’s a good look at the supernatural leanings of Harold and Nadine’s delusions, as well as how Laura’s presence could be effecting Maddy and even Donna. And how many secret identities are there? As many as there are secret plans? At least those’ll lead to Laura’s Diary and Audrey’s freedom, right?

 

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4 August 2022 Show Notes

Between MIKE and Gordon Cole, you know Twin Peaks is nearing some big moments. Your host John looks into how everyone’s secret plans end up hurting someone, before counting up how many different disguises there are. Then he digs into the (waning?) influence Laura’s presence, how much Gordon Cole seems to actually know, before a hefty breakdown of the final scene where MIKE recites some poetry. Put the coffee on and have a listen.

 

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11 August 2022 Show Notes

It is happening again—it’s time for Twin Peaks Episode 14 and the killer reveal. Your host John looks into who knew the answer, when they knew it, and how they filmed it. Then he looks into the secrets that are revealed as the darkness breaks through, what Leo and Dougie Jones may have in common, and how Audrey cracks Ben. Then the microscope goes over what seals Maddy’s fate, and what we can understand from MIKE, the white horse, the Giant, and even pictures of Laura and Margaret’s log. And of course there’s a deep dive into Leland, BOB, and what happens to Twin Peaks once he kills again.

 

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9 September 2022 Show Notes

Laura Palmer’s killer is apprehended in Twin Peaks Episode 16 and your host John takes you through it, from production history to the existential questions it leaves us with. Is time compressed, or just the plot? How do we see inversions through Twin Peaks? Is Donna allowed to leave the influence of the Supernatural? How does the Supernatural surface? What is the culpability between BOB and his host? How will the woods effect the show from here?

 

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23 September 2022 Show Notes

Agent Elle Holgate returns with a Field Report, focusing on a psychological reading of the “Who Killed Laura Palmer” story arc. She and John discuss possible diagnoses of Laura’s killer, pertinent background and nuances thereof, as well as come at the question from a spiritual perspective. How do they tackle dissociation, trauma and responsibility, or how Twin Peaks’ mythology works with these readings? What is said about Sarah, Maddy and Audrey? Is Twin Peaks told from Laura’s perspective? And how aware IS Lynch of psychological understanding? There’s a LOT to unpack in this compact episode.

 

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30 September 2022 Show Notes

The first third of Twin Peaks Season 2 has concluded and it’s time for a mailbag. Your host John reacts to reviews, talks biblical connections to Twin Peaks, and shares social media conversations on opposing philosophies. Then he shares how podcasting has changed his approach to analysis, and talks about a twitter interaction that’ll never be topped.

 

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7 October 2022 Show Notes

Twin Peaks changes course as the Who Killed Laura Palmer arc closes, and your host John looks into all the factors (network pressure, a push for shorter story arcs, a nixed Cooper/Audrey romance, among other things) to paint an explanation of how the new direction came to be. Then it’s time to ask: Just what did we miss in three missing days (and what we and the characters can’t understand without them)? What cycles are ending, and beginning? What signs of the supernatural can we still see just under the surface?

 

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1 November 2022 Show Notes

Denise Bryson arrives in Twin Peaks in Episode 19 along with genuine lore about the Lodges and your host John looks into the origins of both of them. Then it’s time to ask if we’re watching a new timeline, or which characters could be in a wonderful dream and which are in terrible nightmares. How is Denise’s portrayal handled? Is Nadine living her best life? Should Little Nicky maybe get a therapist instead of Dick and Andy? How much in common do Josie and Evelyn have? Is Cooper doing the right thing not looking at his suspension with fear? And can he say the same for how he listens to the voice of Windom Earle laying out his fate for the rest of the season?

 

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28 November 2022 Show Notes

Episode 19 of Twin Peaks is underway and storms are coming, but some characters are more prepared to weather them than others.Your host John discusses Ben Horne’s descent via feng shui into a delusion as a Civil War general, while also looking into the influence of Ken Burns’ The Civil War on the storyline. More delusion is under investigation with “may be the devil” Little Nicky and “she’s a witch” Lana, and James’ storyline is more on theme with Twin Peaks than it lets on. Has Nadine crossed a line beyond just healing? Is Cooper getting supernatural assistance with his suspension, or just help from Audrey? And how does it go for Bobby as he tries to connect to father figures?

 

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11 December 2022 Show Notes

Agent Elle is back with a field report relating to all things Cinema and Twin Peaks. She and John explore well beyond how Twin Peaks references cinema, up to and including how the origins of film and psychoanalysis relate. Lots to unpack in another deceivingly compact package.

 

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16 December Show Notes

Twin Peaks Episode 20 says goodbye to Jean Renault with a stupendous monologue your host John explores for thematic and lore implications. Also, what changes did Lynch want director Todd Holland to make to the episode, and why? How do we parse all the sexuality used as a weapon this episode? What is Windom Earle’s relationship to electricity, and what does Major Briggs tell us about the lore of the White Lodge? The middle of Season 2 continues to have more richness than its reputation implies.

 

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1 January 2023 Show Notes

What makes a great Twin Peaks podcast? It’s a good time of year to shine a light on the wide variety of Twin Peaks podcasts, and there’s no one better to help John in this task than fellow Peaks pod fanatic Agent Ivy.Find out which podcasts—from the early days to today—have noteworthy host chemistry, do their research, are completists, and/or have different formats than recapping. We bet you’ll find a few new favorites before this episode is over.

 

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6 January 2023 Show Notes

Thank you for making 2021 a giant success for Blue Rose Task Force Podcast! Here’s a little something for under the tree: an audio version of the 25YL article Navigating Between Worlds: Understanding Twin Peaks Season 3. It contains—all in one place—you host John’s thoughts for how he sees layered reality being portrayed in Twin Peaks, and gives his evidence to make sense of it. We know this is just one reasonable interpretation among many, but we hope it helps you when interpreting your own journey through Twin Peaks.

 
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