Blank Check with Griffin and David Wiki
Blank Check with Griffin and David Wiki

Inception is episode 120 focusing on the movie of the same name, as part of the The Pod Knight Casts miniseries covering the filmography of Christopher Nolan. Posted 6 Aug 2017.


"Griffin and David present a very special episode on 2010’s dream heist, Inception."[1]

It's a podcast within a podcast. But still we have to go deeper; plug in, David! Hold on, the podcast is collapsing!

It is likely that this is the episode treatment that Producer Ben pitched this miniseries with. The Pro-doer gets his chance to go Hoz-Hog-wild with the post-production on this one, with voice effects, samples, soundtrack, background ambience, and of course:


This is a blank check movie. For Nolan, it's a passion project with personal meaning; in this case a plot that functions as an analogy for the filmmaking process itself. But Nolan, he's earning more blank checks with his blank check - this movie was a huge hit. And Griffin and David know it's sweaty, as if it's a script written by a 12-year-old and directed by a master craftsman. The first half is like an instruction manual. But if you buy in, the last hour is like a grand symphony.

Can #TheTwoFriends go all the way into unconstructed podcast space and return with a cogent analysis? Is the Pussy Posse in effect? Is Tom Hardy the best actor in this movie? Is the dreamlike CGI effective? And of course: at the end, is this the real life or is this just fantasy?

Milestones and Ephemera[]

  • Cillian Murphy's blender: his wallet
  • "Screaming, and colors, and people melting...": Ben's dreams
  • MVP of the film: Hans Zimmer

Hans Zimmer - Time (Inception) (Coachella 2017, 04-23-2017)