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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  • 144: ALIEN (1979)

    May 13th, 2024  |  53 mins 39 secs
    70s, horror, movie, scifi

    Back in 1979 Ridley Scott, Dan O'Bannon and an intrepid crew encountered a terrifying unknown entity and influenced decades of science fiction cinema.

  • 143: EARTH II (1971 TV movie)

    April 29th, 2024  |  57 mins 42 secs
    70s, drama, movie, sci-fi, tv

    Way back in 1971, when the Apollo program was still cool, a TV pilot imagined a techno-utopia in orbit. Governed by D&D. It's EARTH II.

  • 142: John Carpenter’s THE FOG (1980)

    April 15th, 2024  |  59 mins 1 sec
    80s, horror, john carpenter, movie

    The IMMP rolls into another John Carpenter movie with 1980's THE FOG.


    April 1st, 2024  |  55 mins 19 secs
    60s, action, adventure, scifi, tv

    It's finally time for the IMMP to talk about the TV series Leonard Nimoy was in years before IN SEARCH OF...

  • 140: IN SEARCH OF… Hosted by Leonard Nimoy

    March 18th, 2024  |  49 mins 46 secs
    70s, documentary, paranormal, tv

    In 1977, Leonard Nimoy brought a cornucopia of weirdness to curious young minds: IN SEARCH OF...

  • 139: David Lynch’s DUNE (1984)

    March 4th, 2024  |  1 hr 3 mins
    80s, movie, scifi

    In 1984, while studio execs panicked and audiences scratched their heads, Universal Pictures released David Lynch’s trippy, epic adaptation of DUNE.

  • 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.