Our Cinephile Hissy Fit Hosts Reunite In-Person for Jordan Peele’s Nope

(from left) OJ Haywood (Daniel Kaluuya) and Emerald Haywood (Keke Palmer) in Nope, written, produced and directed by Jordan Peele.

The cover photo of the Cinephile Hissy Fit podcast

One of the highlights from the first year of the Cinephile Hissy Fit podcast, sponsored and supported by the Ruminations Radio Network, was when our hosts Will and Don were able to get together in person across the long divide between Phoenix and Chicago. Last, they banked four episodes of future hits. This time around, they were strategic for an episode on one blockbuster (and a big collaboration project coming soon).

For their 74th episode, our two conspiracy theory film critics, alien dads, and perfect school teachers Will Johnson and Don Shanahan are reunited together again! Will was visiting family in Chicago and met up with Don to shoot the breeze and create some stellar content. A piece of that is a special shared microphone Cinephile Hissy Fit on Jordan Peele’s Nope. It’s one guy’s middle film and another’s new #1 of the year. Be listening here and be ready to watch a video version on YouTube!

Cinephile Hissy Fits is a 25YL media podcast, brought to you by Please visit, rate, review and subscribe. If you enjoyed this show, we have more where that came from, with interesting hosts, and wonderful guests. All available on iTunesSpotify, and anywhere you find your favorite shows. Follow the show on Twitter at @CinephileFit and on Facebook. Also, find both Will Johnson and Don Shanahan on Letterboxd as the accumulate their viewings and build their ranks and lists.

As Will and Don love to say, come for the shared challenge and tirade and stay for the mutual love and respect for the fun movies encapsulate. Thank you so much for your captive audience and social media participation! Enjoy our new podcast episode!

Written by Don Shanahan

DON SHANAHAN is a Chicago-based Rotten Tomatoes-approved film critic writing here on Film Obsessive as the Editor-in-Chief and Content Supervisor for the film department. He also writes for his own website, Every Movie Has a Lesson. Don is one of the hosts of the Cinephile Hissy Fit Podcast on the Ruminations Radio Network and sponsored by Film Obsessive. As a school teacher by day, Don writes his movie reviews with life lessons in mind, from the serious to the farcical. He is a proud director and one of the founders of the Chicago Indie Critics and a voting member of the nationally-recognized Critics Choice Association, Online Film Critics Society, North American Film Critics Association, International Film Society Critics Association, Internet Film Critics Society, Online Film and TV Association, and the Celebrity Movie Awards.

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