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Griffin if he were drawn like one of your French girls.
Artwork courtesy of Producer Ben Hosley

Titanic - Part Two is episode 83 and the second of a two-parter focusing on the movie Titanic, as part of the Podinator: Judgment Cast miniseries covering the filmography of James Cameron. Posted November 10 2016.


Griffin and David continue their discussion of Titanic with Emily Yoshida (Spin Magazine) and Katey Rich (Vanity Fair). But are Cameron’s drawings basic? Why is Neil deGrasse Tyson such a star bummer? Could a car really get THAT steamy? Together, they examine Paul Rudd as Jack, the STDs of 1912, CD-rom game Titanic: Adventure Out of Time and theorize why this is a mall movie. [1]

Griffin and David back on the mics with the Mother of Blankies for Part Two of this epic! Katey Rich and Baby Charlie had to leave early in the second part of this two-parter, but Emily Yoshida more than picks it up. Plus Producer Ben gets a microphone to use for two heightened moments.

Shoutout by Emily to Titanic: Adventure Out of Time, the greatest CD-ROM game ever after Myst. This Titanic game sounds like it had an unusual premise.

With the "draw me like one of your French girls" scene, this was a formative thing for both Emily and David to see in 1997 in a theater. Who drew the actual drawings used in the movie? (And check out the fan fiction sketch of Griffin posing, courtesy of Producer Ben.) Jack and Rose sure say each other's names a lot in this script - which name gets said more? Speaking of names, what kind of a character name is Spicer Lovejoy? 

Emily and Ben were both band kids, so the band going down with the ship was particularly affecting to them in different ways. At the end of the movie, what are the different ways to interpret the last couple of scenes, and why old Rose does what she does? There's one deleted scene that is particularly noteworthy - how thankful should we be that Cameron took that paprika off of the sandwich?

Lock the gates! Pow!

Milestones and Ephemera[]

  • New nickname for Emily Yoshida: Bruiser
  • New nickname for Neil deGrasse Tyson: "Bummertown"
  • Final dinner served on the Titanic: four courses of meats?!
  • Billy Zane laughing: gettin' Zany

Titanic sinks in REAL TIME - 2 HOURS 40 MINUTES

This is beautiful and mesmerizing. I dare you to watch this whole thing without skipping ahead


  1. Titanic - Part Two, Audioboom. Retrieved November 22, 2021.