It's a Wonderful Life / Knife multiverse

Episode 22
2h 35m | Dec 24, 2023

Happy Holidays from Wool-Shift-Dust! In this winter special, Elysia and Luke explore one of the original alternate timeline stories: the iconic It's a Wonderful Life (1946), plus the other films it spawned – including remake It Happened One Christmas (1977), the amusingly terrible unofficial sequel Clarence (1990), and the looser remakes It's a Very Merry Muppets Christmas (2002), The Christmas Spirit (2013), and the 2023 horror comedy It's a Wonderful Knife. Don't worry if you haven't seen any of them – we'll recap them all, and then talk about why you should care, and all the good, the bad, and the ugly within.

Also, Elysia explains "The Greatest Gift," the short story It's a Wonderful Life is based on, (with a special performance by DeadEyeJediBob) – plus the song "Auld Lang Syne" – in the Wool-Shift-Dust Book Club.

See also...

Planet Money talks the economics of It's a Wonderful Life

It's a Wonderful Life, the musical

It's a Wonderful Life: The Lost Ending

This You Call a Wonderful Life?

The Trump satire

Comedy Central satire

"Franz Kafka’s It’s A Wonderful Life"

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Produced by Elysia Brenner

Intro & outro music: "Land of Ice and Snow" by HygieusMusic

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