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This week, on the Idavox Report, we are going to be hosting two of our favorite guests, Rod Webber and Lauren Pespisa. Rod and Lauren are a movie-making married duo and their latest work is about to premiere!
2020: The Dumpster Fire will be in theatres December 7. In the film, Rod travels the country and examines the civil unrest that unfolded throughout the year, specifically during the 2020 election. Rod’s new song, “Joe Biden Wrote The Patriot Act”, is featured in the movie.
2020: The Dumpster Fire
In 2020: The Dumpster Fire, Rod visits protests in Minneapolis, Seattle, Portland, New York, and DC. The movie will be on Apple TV on December 15. It stars Vermin Supreme, a political figure and performance artist that Rod has known personally for years. Daryle is in the first scene of the second half of the movie, kicking off the “protest segment,” as Rod puts it. The film also continuously covers Rod’s lawsuit against Donald Trump in which he ended up winning a settlement. 2020: The Dumpster Fire was co-produced by Rod and Lauren.
Most of the major American 2020 Electoral candidates are featured in the film. Rod recalls his rule of thumb when confronting political figures: to respect those who show him respect. On the other hand, if the person he’s talking to doesn’t take him seriously, Rod gets very cheeky. If you want to know more about what that means, check out the movie.
Rod Webber and Lauren Pespisa
Rod and Lauren get into lots of trouble while working in media and in their spare time, trolling politicians with performance art and generally raising hell. Lauren is currently the target of a (so far) 10-month long secret investigation involving her role in 2020: The Dumpster Fire. Lauren and Rod are facing a grand jury tomorrow, but they were not even invited because that is apparently how secret investigations work. Rod reports that there have been at least 5 grand juries so far and their door has been knocked on numerous times by federal agents.
Although their tongues are relatively tied on the topic for legal reasons, Rod notes that this investigation is something that activists and filmmakers alike should be concerned about. He suspects that the motive for this case being brought upon his wife is his lawsuit against Donald Trump. Investigators for cases like this have been known to raid houses at gunpoint, even those with children in them. Rod apologizes again for being vague by necessity.
An influx of people have been sending in letters of support to try to keep Lauren out of jail. Many of these folks came to know Lauren through her dedicated work in mutual aid during the pandemic. You can find a petition regarding the bullshit case against Lauren here.
Daryle has seen 2020: The Dumpster Fire and he recommends it. Again, the film will be in theatres on December 7th and on Apple TV on December 15.
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