Blue Rose Task Force: A Twin Peaks Obsessive Podcast

John Bernardy with Elle Holgate

25YL Media and Ruminations Radio Network present John Bernardy & Elle Holgate in a spoiler laced, coffee-fueled, Twin Peaks podcast that dives deep into history and theory. read less
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S2E22 “Beyond Life and Death” (Part 2)
Jan 10 2024
S2E22 “Beyond Life and Death” (Part 2)
In the second half of our coverage of the Twin Peaks original series finale, your host John looks into the original script to discern Windom Earle’s plan, explores the roles of each Lodge Denizen, and ponders whether Cooper failed or if he’s at the beginning of something much bigger. 0:00:40  Intro0:02:35  What we already knew about Earle’s plan0:04:25  The original script and Earle’s plan0:08:00  Annie’s prayer0:15:48  The ever-shifting Black Lodge0:23:10  Earle’s plan enacted0:33:40  Lodge Denizens make the plan their own0:48:20  The changed Lodge climax and the 1991 Season 30:52:35  The Fed Room0:54:15  Jimmy Scott0:56:15  Little Man From Another Place1:03:50  Lodge Laura1:10:55  Waiter and Giant1:14:45  Lodge Maddy1:18:42  Doppel Lodge Laura1:22:32  Annie and Caroline1:27:25  BOB1:28:55 Doppel Cooper1:31:28  Doppel Leland1:36:10  Philip Gerard1:38:00  Jumping Man1:39:20  Tremonds1:41:15  Where did Cooper fail?1:55:00  Lodge Denizens let this happen1:56:40  Keys at the sheriff station2:05:40  AlchemyDiscussed this episode:Twin Peaks and Alchemyhttps://25yearslatersite.com/2017/06/21/twin-peaks-and-alchemy/https://www.teepublic.com/user/ruminationsradionetworkProduction by Mitch Proctor and Area 42 Studios and SoundAdditional audio editing John Bernardywww.RuminationsRadioNetwork.comwww.instagram.com/RuminationsRadioNetworkwww.25yearslatersite.comInstagram: BlueRoseTaskForceTwitter: RuminationsRadioNetwork@RuminationsNTwitter: @BlueRoseTFpodhttps://www.patreon.com/RuminationsRadioEmail ruminationsradio@gmail.comEmail bluerosetaskforcepodcast@gmail.com ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
S2E22  “Beyond Life and Death” (Part 1)
Dec 6 2023
S2E22 “Beyond Life and Death” (Part 1)
So we’ve made it to an ending for the original series of Twin Peaks. In this first half of our coverage of Episode 29,  your host John walks you through how the episode was written —and then rewritten by David Lynch— before parsing through the final Log Lady Introduction. Then he takes you through the endings of all the storylines anchored to the town of Twin Peaks, including supernatural connections and the contents of the original script.0:00:42  Intro0:03:10  When the episode was written and filmed0:05:30  Cancellation0:07:50  David Lynch changing the script0:13:15  Bringing back the Red Room0:18:45  Personal reaction0:26:30  Log Lady IntroHOW DID LYNCH’S SCRIPT CHANGES EFFECT THE STORY?0:32:52  Going back to the Pilot and characters returning0:37:55  Act One, script vs screen0:41:32  Act Two, script vs screen0:45:00  Act Three, script vs screenDOES LOVE HEAL ALL WOUNDS?0:47:22  Lucy Moran and Andy Brennan0:50:32  Shelly Johnson and Bobby Briggs0:53:35  Mike Nelson0:56:35  Love out of balance, Ed Hurley and Norma JenningsHOW DOES DARKNESS REVEAL ITSELF?0:59:50  Major Briggs, script vs screen1:03:40  Who is Sarah Palmer’s voice?1:07:02  Audrey Horne1:10:10  Andrew Packard and Pete Martell1:13:10  Ben Horne and Donna Hayward1:17:10  Head wounds, Nadine Hurley1:21:48  Doc Hayward1:24:28  Harry Truman, script vs screen1:32:20  Anchor pointsProduction by Mitch Proctor and Area 42 Studios and SoundAdditional audio editing John Bernardywww.RuminationsRadioNetwork.comwww.instagram.com/RuminationsRadioNetworkwww.25yearslatersite.comInstagram: BlueRoseTaskForceTwitter: RuminationsRadioNetwork@RuminationsNTwitter: @BlueRoseTFpodhttps://www.patreon.com/RuminationsRadioEmail ruminationsradio@gmail.comEmail bluerosetaskforcepodcast@gmail.com ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
S2E21 “Miss Twin Peaks”
Nov 22 2023
S2E21 “Miss Twin Peaks”
It’s time for Miss Twin Peaks to anoint its next Queen in Twin Peaks Episode 28, and your host John looks into director Tim Hunter and writer Barry Pullman’s style choices before analyzing the episode’s time wonkiness, Cooper’s intuition, and all the keys—physical or metaphorical. Find out what they unlock, and stick around for artifacts of Audrey being the Queen, and elements of Laura Palmer reintroduced into the narrative. 0:00:42  Intro0:04:05  Cancellation0:07:15  Lucy’s dance0:09:25  Saying “no” to Miss Twin Peaks0:11:27  Tim Hunter’s directorial choices0:15:18  Barry Pullman’s (sometimes unused) contributions0:19:07  Audience reaction0:20:50  Log Lady IntroductionWhat’s Going on With Dale Cooper and Time?0:25:50  Decompressed plot elements0:31:50  Cooper’s intuition0:41:00  Cooper and Annie0:46:50  Annie the queenWhy Is Windom Earle So Much Scarier Here?0:50:48  Pale skin, blacked-out teeth0:56:30  Less is more0:59:45  How other characters react to himJust How Many Levels of Keys Are We Dealing With?1:03:05  Leo1:04:49  The Major1:06:28  Annie1:07:30  Lana Milford1:10:50  The Packards and Pete1:12:30  Norma, Ed and Nadine1:14:50  Donna Hayward1:17:21  Donna and Ben Horne1:20:45  Ben and AudreyWhat Could Have Been with Audrey Horne?1:23:02  Audrey could have been queen1:26:00  Even with Annie, what if she was?How Is Laura Palmer Being Invoked?1:27:20  Via Annie1:29:15  Via Miss Twin PeaksProduction by Mitch Proctor and Area 42 Studios and Soundwww.RuminationsRadioNetwork.comwww.instagram.com/RuminationsRadioNetworkwww.25yearslatersite.comInstagram: BlueRoseTaskForceTwitter: RuminationsRadioNetwork@RuminationsNTwitter: @BlueRoseTFpodhttps://www.patreon.com/RuminationsRadioEmail ruminationsradio@gmail.comEmail bluerosetaskforcepodcast@gmail.com ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
Welcome to Twin Peaks: Access Guide to the Town
Nov 8 2023
Welcome to Twin Peaks: Access Guide to the Town
Your host John looks into Welcome to Twin Peaks: Access Guide to the Town— a collaboration between Lynch/Frost Productions and Access Press. This tongue-in-cheek travel guide does wonders for worldbuilding and is filled with just as many hints of lore as there are fun details about the town we all love.  Come for the pie and coffee, and stay for the owls. 0:00:48  Intro0:03:50  The book as an in-universe object0:08:40  How the book came to be0:11:40   Authors0:12:53  When the book was made0:17:20  Goals of the book0:24:00  Advantages of the guide book format0:25:32  Public reaction0:28:38  David Lynch’s contributionsMaps and Early History0:36:50   Twin Peaks maps0:41:25   Early geology and first inhabitants0:46:30  Town founders0:50:20  Natural disastersThe Twin Peaks of 19890:55:16  The mill, fora and fauna0:58:50  Places to go in Twin Peaks1:01:08  What to do in Twin Peaks1:05:40  Who you might meet1:08:35  Character margin biosAppealing to the Senses1:18:45  The book, and style1:21:13  Food and drink1:26:25  The cherry pie recipe1:28:42  The falls, radio and music1:32:52  OwlsLore and signs of a ‘91/‘92 Season 31:32:05  Theosophy connections and religions1:33:55  Owl legends 1:41:04  Wood mistress Helga Brogger1:42:10  The white moose legend1:44:18  Owl Cave1:46:20  Unguin Packed and her Field Observatory1:50:30  The Passion PlayNew Context after modern Twin Peaks media1:56:30  Evolution, sound and frequencies2:00:00  Ghostwood Prison2:02:25  Connections to our world2:03:35  Football: Perfect victory to unforgettable defeat2:07:28  Chess to checkers Article discussed in this episode:The Only Twin Peaks Access Guide Resource You’ll Ever Needhttps://25yearslatersite.com/2020/10/02/giant-sized-twin-peaks-access-guide/ ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
The Autobiography of FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper: My Life, My Tapes
Oct 25 2023
The Autobiography of FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper: My Life, My Tapes
Blue Rose Task Force returns with this gigantic look at The Autobiography of Special Agent Dale Cooper: My Life, My Tapes. Your host John explores what we can learn from the material Dale recorded between ages 13 and 35, while sifting through the parts of the out-of-print book that prove troublesome or enlightening.[4:46 AM]0:00:50  Intro0:07:10  How the book came to be0:10:17  The book as an in-universe object0:13:50  The book as a book0:22:10  Author Scott Frost0:26:10  Goals of the book0:36:30  Public reaction0:39:15  The Cooper in the show & the Cooper in this bookCOOPER’S INTUITION & EMPATHY0:50:30   Lacking intuition0:54:48  How much is unreliable narrator?0:59:10  Lack of maturity1:04:10  Lack of empathy1:08:40  DoppelCooper origin?DALE’S PATH TO THE FBI1:10:12  His first cases1:15:00  Connections to the FBI1:23:10  One bright pearl1:29:00  Good vs EvilDALE’S RELATIONSHIP TO AUTHORITY1:34:10  When he’s for it1:41:45  When he’s against it1:46:50  Role models1:50:05  His dadDALE’S ROMANTIC MISADVENTURES2:06:25  White knight syndrome?2:15:00  Marie2:27:15  College exploitsHOW DEATH CIRCLES COOPER2:41:25  Early connections2:49:40  His mom2:56:10  Marie3:01:30  While in college3:05:30  While in the FBI3:07:50  Teresa BanksCOOPER & THE SUPERNATURAL3:12:00  Numbers, electricity & insanity3:18:55  His mom’s dreams3:22:58  The gold ring3:36:40  Marie in dreams3:41:05  The gifted & the damned3:51:38  The evil presence3:59:42  Is Cooper already under BOB’s influence?COOPER & THE EARLES4:03:45  The Windom we were promised & the Windom we got4:12:35  Windom’s ‘abduction’4:24:58  The old man in the Caribbean4:34:45  The Caroline we were promised & the Caroline we got4:38:30  Caroline’s abduction4:49:25  Windom’s hypnosis4:53:18  Caroline’s return5:05:20  Caroline’s hypnosis5:10:30  Cooper & Caroline5:24:23  The murder5:33:42  The Windom Did It explanationCYCLES BEGIN REPEATING5:39:16  FBI cases & Windom messages5:47:12  Diane5:50:10  Back to PittsburghDiscussed this episode:The Damsels of His Distress: Examining the Loves of Dale Cooper from My Life, My Tapes, by Brien Allenhttps://25yearslatersite.com/2022/02/28/the-damsels-of-his-distress-examining-the-loves-of-dale-cooper-from-my-life-my-tapes/ (edited)Production by Mitch Proctor and Area 42 Studios and Soundwww.RuminationsRadioNetwork.comwww.instagram.com/RuminationsRadioNetworkwww.25yearslatersite.comInstagram: BlueRoseTaskForceTwitter: RuminationsRadioNetwork@RuminationsNTwitter: @BlueRoseTFpodhttps://www.patreon.com/RuminationsRadioEmail ruminationsradio@gmail.comEmail bluerosetaskforcepodcast@gmail.com ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★
The Twin Peaks Podcasts Scene
Jan 1 2023
The Twin Peaks Podcasts Scene
What makes a great Twin Peaks podcast?  It’s a good time of year to shine a light on the wide variety of Twin Peaks podcasts, and there’s no one better to help John in this task than fellow Peaks pod fanatic Agent Ivy.Find out which podcasts—from the early days to today—have noteworthy host chemistry, do their research, are completists, and/or have different formats than recapping. We bet you’ll find a few new favorites before this episode is over.Production by Mitch Proctor and Area 42 Studios and Soundwww.25yearslatersite.comwww.RuminationsRadioNetwork.comwww.instagram.com/RuminationsRadioNetworkInstagram: BlueRoseTaskForceTwitter: RuminationsRadioNetwork@RuminationsNTwitter: @BlueRoseTFpodhttps://www.patreon.com/RuminationsRadioEmail ruminationsradio@gmail.comEmail bluerosetaskforcepodcast@gmail.comThe podcasts we speak about:Twin Peaks UnwrappedSparkwood & 21 PodcastBickering Peaks (The Bicks)Ghostwood PodcastThe Twin Peaks Wonderful & Strange LogcastCreamed Corn and the UniverseThe Twin Peaks Tattoo PodcastThe Red Room PodcastDeer Meadow RadioCounter EsperantoIn Our House NowLost in Twin PeaksThe Diane PodcastBack to the Double RTwin Peaks: The Gifted & the DamnedDishin’ the PercolatorSame Peaks Y’AllCooper Dooper PodcastDamn Fine TVTalking BackwardsManners & MadnessPeaksChatzfSobrietyThe Hop-Ons PodcastThe Twin Peaks PodcastTwin Peaks PeeksTome For Cakes & AlesWrapped in PodcastA Twin Peaks Podcast: A Podcast About Twin PeaksTwin Peaks RewatchTwin Peaks Revival119!The LodgersDrink Full and DescendChopping Wood Inside (edited)January 7, 2023 ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★