The prodigal son returns! Tim is back on the show to talk about the big release of September — Oliver Stone’s Snowden. Snowden tells the true story of Edward Snowden, a brilliant mind who rises through the ranks of the CIA only to expose the agency after discovering the government practice of spying on its citizens.

Stone is best known for the controversial films of his past like Platoon, JFKNatural Born Killers, and Born on the Fourth of July. But there’s been little controversy in recent years with his shift toward plainer storytelling. Is Snowden a throwback to his edgier past or another example of his toned-down present?

Join Jon and Tim as they discuss Stone’s filmography, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, 1984, the Government, Nicolas Cage, freedom, and whether Snowden is a hero or a traitor.