Episode Number: 1172
Episode Guest: Morgan Fallon
Original Airdate: September 12, 2018
Episode Sponsors: Revtown Jeans, Dollar Shave Club, Teeter
Guest Bio: Morgan Fallon is a director of photography, director, and producer on the CNN documentary series Parts Unknown with Anthony Bourdain.
Topics Discussed: They worked together in the past on Steve Rinella‘s MeatEater TV show; Morgan talks about when he first met Bourdain on the set of No Reservations; No Reservations vs. Parts Unknown; Bourdain liked food of all kinds from all walks of life; Bourdain changed how people looked at food; A Cook’s Tour TV show; some of Morgan’s favorite meals were eaten while shooting with Bourdain; Tony was a little bit punk rock; Joe talks about eating a meal with Tony; Joe Beef restaurant; chefs have a desire to please; he last saw Tony about a week and a half before he died; Joe learned from Maynard James Keenan that Tony had committed suicide; (Joe gets very emotional talking about how Tony changed him as a person); Tony was obsessed with (and addicted to) Brazilian Jiu Jitsu; Tony did everything passionately; Tony wasn’t like a celebrity or a brand and was self-deprecating; Joe was starstruck meeting him for the first time; why Tony left the the Travel Channel for CNN; ghost hunting TV shows; Morgan would try to get in shape if he had to work with Steve Rinella on a hunting TV show again; talk about hunting in Alaska; hiking endurance; you never tell stories about the good days of hunting, just the bad ones; talk about hunting; what other hunting TV shows are like; people think all hunters are out killing Cecil the lion; Joe thinks Africa is scary, Morgan thinks it’s wonderful; Morgan tells a story about feeling threatened in Africa; African people are hardworking; more talk about what Africa is really like, according to Morgan; South African farm attacks; Morgan found good qualities about every place he visited; he won’t say which place he liked visiting the least; shooting in West Virginia; (1:00:00) the process of choosing a place to visit and shooting an episode in that location; shooting people eating food; some restaurant patrons would get angry that they were shooting a TV show while they were eating; the more places you go the bigger the world feels; constructing a show without Tony to narrate it; notes from Tony about episodes; Tony took pride in and ownership of his show; Tony started smoking cigarettes again soon before his death; Tony slowed down with the BJJ before his death; Tony gave them tools for how to look at the world; Joe talks about the MeatEater TV show and Steve Rinella; Pigman shooting pigs from a helicopter; talk about hunting black bear in Alaska with Rinella when Steve chose to not shoot a bear that was in his sights; failed hunts while shooting a TV show; people responded positively to the episode where Steve didn’t shoot a bear; Steve is changing the perception of hunting the way Tony changed the perception of cooking; MeatEater podcast about Steve being attacked by a bear; more talk about Steve’s show and shooting episodes; Joe’s done five episodes of MeatEater and didn’t kill anything two times; MeatEater shows the process of hunting; it’s hard to find good guys like Rinella and Bourdain; there’s nothing good on TV today; Netflix has changed television; the freedom of creating your own content; Bourdain got high while shooting Parts Unknown in Seattle; The Wild Within TV show; more talk about making a TV show and dealing with network interference; episodes where Tony killed an animal while shooting his television show; seeing an animal shot in the head; you don’t want an animal to suffer when you kill it; Tony’s moral compass; Tony didn’t fake anything; talk about a frozen octopus thrown into the water to be filmed as if it were alive; reality television is scripted and heavily edited; manipulation of reality on television; establishing lines and enforcing them; CNN gave them freedom for shooting the show; there’s still another season of Parts Unknown that will be released; his upcoming projects; Gordon Ramsey and his TV shows; Guy Fieri.
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