The Inter-Millennium Media Project, where a GenX dad subjects his Millennial son to 20th century media.

About the show

Matthew Porter and his son Ian Porter explore movies, TV, books and music from Matthew's youth, way back in the 20th Century. What stands the test of time? What doesn’t? And what's still worth binging in the new millennium?

Son learns what made Dad ... whatever he is today. And Dad learns what Son thinks of all this.

(Music by Jason Aro / Pond5)

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  • 138: Bette Davis in NOW, VOYAGER

    February 19th, 2024  |  55 mins 58 secs
    40s, drama, movie, romance

    Melodrama month continues with 1942's NOW, VOYAGER. Bette Davis and Paul Henreid star in a saga of metal health, personal transformation, and really, really bad parenting.


    February 5th, 2024  |  1 hr 4 secs
    30s, drama, movie, philosophy, romance

    Before THE CELESTINE PROPHECY...before THE SECRET...before female characters had agency?...there was...the 1935 film MAGNIFICENT OBSESSION.


    January 22nd, 2024  |  1 hr 12 mins
    80s, adventure, comedy, movie

    An epic American quest of danger and self-discovery through the mythic land of Chicago. The IMMP looks at 1987's ADVENTURES IN BABYSITTING

  • 135: MYST

    January 8th, 2024  |  59 mins
    90s, game, millennial strikes back

    Ian takes over podcast and reaches into the world of computer games for a discussion of one of the most formative media properties of his life: MYST.

  • 134: THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS by Rankin/Bass

    December 24th, 2023  |  48 mins 25 secs
    animation, holiday, kids, musical, tv

    Christmas 2023 at the IMMP wraps up with one of the weirdest of all Rankin/Bass Christmas specials: THE YEAR WITHOUT A SANTA CLAUS.

  • 133: Rankin/Bass’ SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN’ TO TOWN

    December 11th, 2023  |  54 mins 33 secs
    70s, animation, holiday, kids, musical

    The IMMP Rankin Bass Christmas continues with the sprawling Santa Claus fanfic SANTA CLAUS IS COMIN’ TO TOWN.

  • 132: RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER from Rankin/Bass

    November 27th, 2023  |  54 mins 46 secs
    60s, animation, holiday, kids, musical, tv

    We kick off the holiday season at the IMMP with a Rankin/Bass Christmas classic: RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER.

  • 131: Irwin Allen’s THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE

    November 13th, 2023  |  52 mins 5 secs
    70s, adventure, drama, movie

    It's a little early for New Year's, but never too early for an Irwin Allen disaster movie like 1972's THE POSEIDON ADVENTURE.

  • Bonus: DRACULA (Spanish language 1931)

    October 31st, 2023  |  13 mins 4 secs
    bonus, drama, halloween, horror, movie

    One final Halloween treat for 2023. This is a discussion from the Patron feed, and from the Drafthouse Diary video series, about the 1931 Spanish version of DRACULA starring Carlos Villarías and Lupita Tovar.

  • 130: THE WOLF MAN starring Lon Chaney Jr. (1941)

    October 30th, 2023  |  53 mins 46 secs
    40s, drama, halloween, horror, movie

    Ian and Matthew close out Halloween 2023 with another Universal monster movie: the psychological mystery of THE WOLF MAN.


    October 22nd, 2023  |  13 mins 58 secs
    70s, bonus, kids, tv

    At long last, Ian and Matthew have seen a mysterious, legendary part of the Sid and Marty Krofft universe: THE LOST ISLAND.

  • 129: THE INVISIBLE MAN (1933)

    October 16th, 2023  |  46 mins 46 secs
    30s, halloween, horror, movie, thriller

    Halloween season 2023 continues at the IMMP as Ian and Matthew watched (well, sort of watched?) Claude Rains in Universal's 1933 THE INVISIBLE MAN.