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Sept. 20, 2022

Metallica & Run Lola Run

From the streets of nineties Berlin to the biggest heavy metal band in the world, we're bringing the intensity! This week, we cov…

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Sept. 6, 2022

The Mummy (with Cate Osborn)

Ooh, baby, do we have a special episode for all of you! We're sitting down with ADHD advocate/sex educator/TTRPG player/fellow qu…

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Aug. 23, 2022

Marvin Gaye & Napoleon Dynamite

Some art is so of-the-moment that looking back on it even a few years later can be confusing and disappointing. Some art ascends …

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Aug. 9, 2022

Mrs. Dalloway

After our last foray into the world of literature, we were looking for a book that would really kick us in the proverbial face. E…

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July 26, 2022

Kate Bush & Snow White

It's all auteurs all the time, as we delve into the music of Kate Bush and the Walt Disney animated classic, "Snow White and the …

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July 12, 2022

Midnight's Children

We take on a titan of postcolonial literature: Salman Rushdie's epic "Midnight's Children."

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June 28, 2022

E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial & Sex Pistols

On this episode, we watch the most wholesome movie, E.T., and then listen to the least wholesome band, the Sex Pistols. Or at lea…

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June 14, 2022

Arcade Fire & Moonstruck

The Cher classic romantic comedy and the kings of mid-aughts indie rock? This is going to be all nostalgia, all the time.

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June 7, 2022

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: Part Two

AKA The Other COVID Episode

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May 17, 2022

Mulholland Drive/Labelle

Lady Marmalade is just the tip of the iceberg.

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May 3, 2022

Akira/Evanescence (ft. Emma Sherr-Ziarko)

If you ever wanted to go back in time to convince your younger self to have better taste, this is the episode for you. This week,…

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April 19, 2022

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

On this our first episode about a book, we delve into one of the most beloved memoirs of the twentieth century: Maya Angelou's "I…

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April 5, 2022

Kacey Musgraves/Point Break

From the plains of Texas to the crashing surf of Los Angeles, this episode has some wild rides. First, we dig into the discograph…

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April 1, 2022


Red Ghost's Super Apes

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March 22, 2022

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid/The Velvet Underground

Dust off your bell-bottoms and summon the Mod Squad: we're diving into the late sixties! First, we sit down and watch "Butch Cass…

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March 15, 2022

The Matrix: Recommended

On this, our first mini-episode of a segment that we're calling either "How Did We Get This Way?" or "Why Are You Like This?", Sy…

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March 14, 2022

Trailer - I'm A Sophisticate and So Can You!

Wondering what this show is all about? Check out our short trailer to find out! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out inf…

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March 8, 2022

Casablanca/Regina Spektor

Of all the podcasts in all the world, you just had to stumble into ours. This week, Sydney and Anthony take on Regina Spektor, th…

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Feb. 22, 2022

Lionel Richie/Seven Samurai

On this episode, Sydney and Anthony cover one of the most popular balladeers of the '80s and '90s: Lionel Richie. Or, as most of …

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Feb. 15, 2022

Episode Six (Taylor's Version)

While we were recording our first batch of episodes, our world was rocked by the release of Red (Taylor's Version). It was then t…

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Feb. 8, 2022

Jennifer's Body/Garbage

Did you know that Diablo Cody wrote a sapphic horror-comedy about demonic possession? Neither did we! This week, we revisit "Jenn…

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Jan. 25, 2022

Tom Waits/How Stella Got Her Groove Back

When you walk through the garden, you better watch your back. On this episode, Sydney and Anthony review one of the most influent…

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Jan. 19, 2022

This Is Spinal Tap/Public Enemy

One of the funniest movies ever made and a legendary hip hop group: what's not to love? This week, Sydney and Anthony listen to P…

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