Alternative History


Alternative History is a podcast hosted by Brian and Rodrigo. They take one topic per episode and decide if it merits a different result or perception, an Alternative History.

Episode 12: Die Hard

If you think of killing a high rise tower full of terrorists-thieves when you think of Christmas we have the episode for you! Die Hard was released on July 20, 1988 in the middle of peak summer action movie season and has been copied and mimicked by action movies since, except for the one major exception: Christmas!! Since Die Hard was released it has become must viewing for many during the Christmas holiday season, but is it a Christmas movie? In this episode Rodrigo is awestruck by John McClane's accuracy when it comes to throwing a body out of a window, and Brian posits that Bruce Willis' water cop from Striking Distance is the great, great, great, great grandfather of Kevin Costner's Mariner from Waterworld (Check out episode 5!). Listen to episode 12 and decide Yippie Ki-Yay, or Yippie Ki-Nay on whether or not Die Hard is a Christmas movie!

Die Hard
Starring Bruce Willis, Bonnie Bedelia, Reginald Veljohnson, Paul Gleason, De'voreaux White