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A podcast to unite people who love and hate musicals

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Across the Universe (2007)
00:59:32

This week we dip into the Julie Taymor oeuvre to discuss the 2007 jukebox musical based on the songs of some band we've never heard of. Angie recalls when she first first discovered Cinema and Kaveh files a lawsuit on behalf of our boy Miloš.

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Nov 22, 2022
Mary Poppins (1964)
00:58:50

This week's episode is practically perfect in every way as we discuss Julie Andrews's triumphant film debut! Angie unpacks the titular character's enduring appeal and Kaveh flip-flops like a politician.

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Nov 08, 2022
Hello, Dolly! (1969)
00:57:30

This week we discuss the legendary big budget movie musical that put a nail in the coffin of big budget movie musicals. Angie can only handle so much dancing and Kaveh considers switching careers to become a movie musical executive.

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Oct 25, 2022
Oklahoma! (2019)
01:00:02

This week we return to the LIVE THEATRE™ and discuss the 2019 production of the highly influential Rodgers and Hammerstein show. Angie talks about how this is the one musical she DIDN'T grow up watching and Kaveh reveals Oklahoma's ties to the genesis of this podcast.

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Oct 11, 2022
My Fair Lady (1964)
01:02:58

This week we discuss the Cuckor classic that spawned a thousand makeover movie imitators. Angelina sheds light on the intensity of 1940s fandoms and Kaveh ponders the real identity of Jack the Ripper.

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Sep 27, 2022
Amadeus (Theatrical Cut)
01:08:36

This week we have too many (positive) notes for our boy Miloš's 1984 all-time classic. Angie reads an ENTIRE play and Kaveh contemplates the most iconic fart in cinematic history.

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Sep 13, 2022
Hair (1979)
00:58:53

This week we discuss Miloš Forman's 1979 film adaptation of the iconic Broadway show. Angie considers if Amadeus is a musical actually, and Kaveh gets hung up on hairlines.

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Aug 30, 2022
Phantom of the Opera (2004)
01:15:28

The gang is back together with Lindsay temporarily emerging from the Phantom's lair to join us as we go once more unto the breach with Joel Schumacher's Andrew Lloyd Webber's 2004 cinematic masterpiece. Angie's love life is stifled by the Phantom, Lindsay tries to make sense of the cinematographic choices, and the resident Persian is pleased as punch to be discussing this godforsaken story for the umpteenth time.

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Aug 16, 2022
The Last Five Years (2014)
00:54:18

This week we dive into the film adaptation of Jason Robert Brown's beloved 2002 stage show. Angie is forced to considers that maybe a musical wasn't made for her and Kaveh learns what the term "LiveJournal musical trading community" means.

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Aug 02, 2022
Sunday in the Park with George (1984)
01:23:40

At long last, we make it to the Pulitzer-winning daddy of all Sondheim shows! Angelina waxes poetic, actually and Kaveh considers getting tested for a genetic variant.

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Jul 19, 2022
Elvis (2022)
00:58:00

This week we are forced to put on pants and venture out to the local theater to watch Baz Luhrmann's biopic on the world's most famous hip shaker. Angelina unlocks a core memory of an old Simpsons book and Kaveh ponders the origins of Dr. Nick Riviera.

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Jul 05, 2022
Waiting for Guffman
00:58:00

This week we revisit the classic 1996 film that sparked the Christopher Guestaverse and personally attacked an entire generation of theater kids.

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Jun 21, 2022
Hairspray
00:57:51

At long last it's time to discuss the 1988 John Waters classic that inspired the 2007 Adam Shankman film based on the 2002 Broadway show. Angelina remembers the thrill of owning physical media and Kaveh's inner critic and producer come to blows.

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Jun 07, 2022
Annie (1982)
00:58:26

This week we discuss John Huston's classic 1982 adaptation in honor of the film's 40th anniversary. Angelina indulges in her love of orphan themed media and Kaveh pitches a musical for another orphan Annie that lives on Tatooine.

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May 24, 2022
All That Jazz
00:56:02

We are joined by film and TV editor Josie Azzam to discuss the 1979 classic musical film, widely considered to be one of the best in the genre. Angie makes a Danny McBride connection, Josie defends Grease 2, and Kaveh succumbs to referencing Phantom.

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May 10, 2022
Company (2006)
01:01:21

This week we are joined by Sarah Zed as we drink to the 2006 Broadway production of Sondheim's 1970 breakout hit. Angelina recounts her days as a child director, Sarah ponders the queer subtext, and Kaveh feels personally attacked by the show about a guy in his mid 30s who has dragged his feet on getting married.

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Apr 26, 2022
Jesus Christ Superstar
01:05:47

For a special Easter surprise, we are joined by Vox critic-at-large Emily St. James as we dive into ALW's 1971 breakout hit. Lindsay and Emily discuss their early experiences with the story of Jesus and Kaveh makes an Iranian diva connection.

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Apr 12, 2022
Rock of Ages
01:08:51

Shred is not dead as we travel back in time to the glory days of the Sunset Strip to discuss the 2012 box office bomb. Angelina contemplates the proper nomenclature for 80s metal and Kaveh coins a counter to Wine Moms: the Jack Daniels Dad.

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Mar 29, 2022
West Side Story
01:05:02

This week we wade into the waters of Oscar glory with our discussion of the 1961 original and 2021 remake. Angelina finds a newfound respect for Michael Bay and Kaveh does a little filmsplaining.

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Mar 15, 2022
Jekyll & Hyde
00:59:54

Jekkies rejoice as we make our way into the world of this 1990 cult classic. Angelina childhood judginess is finally vindicated and Kaveh makes a case for the importance of casting.

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Mar 01, 2022
Into the Woods
01:04:10

Our first Sondheim deep dive of the year begins with a discussion of the beloved 1986 anti-fairy tale fairy tale. Angelina inevitably brings it back to Phantom and Kaveh goes down a therapy rabbit hole.

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Feb 15, 2022
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
01:03:09

This week we discuss the 1999 film version of the ALW classic starring Donny Osmond and his perfect jawline. Angelina recounts middle school horror stories and Kaveh learns about YouTube poops.

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Feb 01, 2022
Tick, Tick... Boom!
00:59:58

We are back from hiatus with new co-host Angelina Meehan to discuss the newest installment in the Lin-Manuel Mirandaverse, 2021's Tick, Tick...Boom! Angelina finds inspiration in a pile of dog vomit and Kaveh holds onto the possibility that he can still be named People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive.

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Jan 18, 2022
The Lion King
00:59:00

The circle of life continues as we discuss the 1997 world wide sensation with our 5th Beatle Angelina Meehan. Lindsay is haunted by memories of the Anastasia stage show, Angelina sticks up for the Hyenas, and Kaveh feels guilty for not being sufficiently hyped.

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Dec 17, 2021
Chicago
00:39:22

Our live theatre run carries on with our discussion of the 1996 revival of the iconic Bob Fosse joint. Lindsay counts the number of stairs climbed in the Ambassador Theatre and Kaveh does his best to remain body positive.

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Nov 23, 2021
Wicked
01:06:10

Our back to Broadway series continues with this discussion of the 2003 smash hit. Lindsay recalls running into the leader of the Ferengi, Princess reveals her AMV mashup past and Kaveh is once again transfixed by puppets. 

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Nov 09, 2021
Special Episode: Truth of the Divine
01:00:59

For this very special episode we celebrate the release of Truth of the Divine with special guest Abigail Thorn as she pulls back the curtain of the audiobook recording process. We also answer your listener questions and of course, get sidetracked on a Phantom tangent or ten.

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Oct 19, 2021
Little Shop of Horrors
00:55:12

At long last, we return to Broadway to resume seeing LIVE THEATER!! This week we are joined by Elisa Hansen in discussing the current Off-Broadway production. Lindsay discovers that she has strong feelings about lighting your puppets properly and Kaveh finally learns what Off-Broadway actually means.

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Oct 05, 2021
Mamma Mia!
01:05:51

This week Todd “in the Shadows” Nathansan joins our heroes to take a look at one of the sluttier musicals by and for the boomer generation. Lindsay demands more Cher, Todd stands alone as the last of the true ABBA Haters, and Kaveh learns what it really means to be a wine mom.

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Sep 14, 2021
Xanadu
00:59:34

This week we learn how podcasting is really just one big roller disco with the 1980 flop Xanadu and ask, was this really one of the worst films ever made, or is it unfairly maligned? Lindsay tries to calculate how much rioting is required to kill a musical genre, and Kaveh tries to make the case that he is not a serial killer despite his traumatic head injury. 

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Aug 31, 2021
Muppet Treasure Island
00:57:26

This week we revisit a forgotten Muppet classic on its 25th anniversary. Lindsay rediscovers her love for Tim Curry and Kaveh reevaluates his adolescent Muppet snobbery. No one knows how to pronounce “Muppet” in French.

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Aug 17, 2021
The Greatest Showman
01:08:53

This week we are joined by top-mid-level guest host Jenny Nicholson in examining the 2017 smash hit. Lindsay and Jenny discuss the nuances of trapeze artist gatekeeping and Kaveh tries his damndest to get in the minds of Zoomers.

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Aug 03, 2021
Singin' in the Rain
01:04:53

This week we discuss the 1952 classic that famously depicts the unthinkable: rain in Los Angeles! Lindsay recounts her own True Hollywood Story featuring Andy Dick and Kaveh expands his ad reading skills into a new profession.


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Jul 13, 2021
Moana
01:15:57

In the thrilling conclusion to the LMM trilogy, this week we are joined by Princess Weekes to discuss 2016's Moana. Lindsay has surprisingly strong feelings about coconut pirates, Princess weeps for her nonexistent Samoan grandmother, and Kaveh gets distracted by all things SHINY.


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Jun 29, 2021
In The Heights
01:00:39

This week we discuss the recently released Hollywood adaptation of our boy Lin-Manuel's Tony-winning debut musical. Lindsay stresses the importance of taking a pragmatic approach when it comes to NYC real estate and Kaveh laments what was lost by not seeing this production in the *THEATRE*


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Jun 15, 2021
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
01:12:38

This week we revisit the Willy Wonka Cinematic Universe by discussing the 1971 classic and the 2005 remake. Lindsay makes a case for The Weeknd playing Willy Wonka instead of Timothée Chalamet and Kaveh achieves peak dad brain with his reverence for Timothée Chalamet's turn as Spiderman.

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Jun 01, 2021
22: Phantom of the Paradise
00:55:42

The Persian is in the Phantom’s clutches once again as we are joined by veteran guest host Angelina Meehan in discussing Brian De Palma's 1974 cult classic. Lindsay and Angelina stan the mysterious “Beef” and Kaveh proposes a controversial George Lucas/Phantom of the Opera conspiracy theory.


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May 18, 2021
21: The Descendants
01:07:04

Self-proclaimed expert on Monster High knockoffs Jenny Nichiolson returns to discuss the Disney Channel smash hit. Lindsay makes the case for why Hades is a DILF and Kaveh recruits his eight-year-old niece as a consultant.


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May 04, 2021
Om Shanti Om
01:08:29

At long last we venture into Bollywood with guest host Siddhant Adlakha! Lindsay and Siddhant attempt to pinpoint the arrival of abs in India and Kaveh once again sees flashes of Phantom.


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Apr 20, 2021
O Brother, Where Art Thou?
01:16:42

For this episode we embark on the odyssey of discussing the 2000 Coen Brothers classic. Harbinger of O, Death Lindsay makes the argument that this film is a musical, while Man of Constant Sorrow Kaveh struggles to define what a musical even is.


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Mar 16, 2021
18: The Wizard of Oz
01:02:22

This week on our journey down the yellow brick road, we are joined by fellow 'splainer and L. Frank Baum wizard Antonella Inserra. Lindsay considers the Wicked Witch's OSHA violations and Kaveh discovers a newfound appreciation for animal talent.

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Mar 02, 2021
17: The Sound of Music
01:10:37

In honor of the late Xtopher Plummer, we take a look back at the classic 1965 film. Lindsay tries her best to understand what nuns do with their free time and Kaveh reveals his basic side.


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Feb 16, 2021
16: Repo! The Genetic Opera
01:02:33

This week we finally cave to fans' demands and review the 2008 cult classic. Lindsay struggles in earnest to dissect Repo's appeal and Kaveh screams bloody murder about the film's budget.


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Feb 02, 2021
15: Moulin Rouge!
01:09:55

In the first of our "musicals that began as movies" series, we are joined by our 8th Beatle Angelina Meehan in discussing the 2001 Baz Luhrman classic. Lindsay and Angelina predictably figure out a way to steer the conversation towards Phantom, and Kaveh questions his continuing appeal to the MusicalSplaining audience.


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Jan 19, 2021
14: Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical
01:07:09

We're back from hiatus to discuss the ratticle rat sensation of 2021! Lindsay does some fair use-splaining and Kaveh shows off his improvisational talents.

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Jan 05, 2021
13: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
01:12:41

We are (once again) joined by Angelina Meehan as we split the muff of our first Sondheim show discussing the demon barber of Fleet Street. Lindsay burns the roof of her mouth with her caliente hot takes and Kaveh reluctantly crosses over into full musical fandom.

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Sep 09, 2020
12: SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical
00:53:18
By popular demand, Lindsay and Kaveh take a (virtual) trip to a pineapple under the sea, where they give bottom-feeding theater critics a bad review and reminisce about the good ol' Virgin Megastore days. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Aug 19, 2020
11: Hamilton
01:32:35
On this very special episode we are joined by TikTok celebrity and resident young person expert Hank Green in discussing the biggest (non-Phantom) musical sensation of the past 20 years. Discourse is discoursed, as we ask the important questions like "was Washington a Daddy?" and "what kind of YouTuber would Hamilton have been?" See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Jul 28, 2020
10: Love Never Dies
01:20:26
It feels like it's been 10 long years since we last co-hosted with Angelina Meehan, yet here we are discussing yet another Phantom content!  Winner of 0 Tony awards, we dissect ALW's much maligned sequel to his greatest hit. Topics covered include Christine's Vegas residency on Coney Island and lessons on de-escalation with the Phantom.  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Jul 14, 2020
09: American Idiot
01:05:28
Lindsay and Kaveh pay their respects to Antifa by watching the punk rock musical written by none other than Green Day. You'll have the time of your life hearing Lindsay fawn over Billie Joe Armstrong's gigantic head while Kaveh tries to wrap his head around yet another musical featuring a guy with an acoustic guitar who will save the world if he can only write one perfect song. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Jun 23, 2020
08: The King and I
01:02:50
Lindsay and Kaveh, star of the international hit film Argo, get in way over their heads with Rodgers and Hammerstein’s extremely dated classic, the King and I. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Jun 09, 2020
07: Rent
01:06:43
As if quarantine wasn't hard enough, Lindsay and Kaveh voluntarily  watch a pro-shot version of Rent. God help us all. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
May 19, 2020
06: Six
00:50:37
Heads will roll as Lindsay and Kaveh finally return after hiatus to discuss Six the musical! Kaveh gets in touch with his inner 14-year-old girl and Lindsay travels back in time to the woke discourse of 2004 . See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
May 05, 2020
05: The Phantom of the Opera
01:11:02
Lindsay and Kaveh are joined by guest host Angelina Meehan in their descent into the basement to explore the classic tale of a 50-year-old virgin/musical genius/entrepreneur who grooms a young opera singer before kidnapping her repeatedly and then murdering several people. Is Lindsay and Angelina's enthusiasm as contagious as they think it is? (It isn't). See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Mar 31, 2020
04: Beetlejuice
01:03:49
Our Broadway adventure continues with audience favorite Beetlejuice (or BJ as Lindsay likes to call it). Sorta based on the movie of the same name, the story follows a dead couple who try to haunt the new inhabitants of their former home. Could this be the episode where... Lindsay and Kaveh agree on something? Boy, I hope you're ready for a show about death!  See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Mar 17, 2020
03: Hadestown
00:59:24
Lindsay and Kaveh trek to New York to review the Tony-winning Hadestown, the tale of a beautiful singing idiot who travels to the Underworld to get his girlfriend back but accidentally starts a labor union instead. Lindsay 'splains about Greek myths and Kaveh yells about his bejeweled apron. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Mar 03, 2020
02: Frozen
00:52:07
Very special guest and self-proclaimed "Frozenhead" Jenny Nicholson joins Lindsay and Kaveh to discuss the incredibly mediocre stage version of Disney's "Frozen." Kaveh does not know how to pronounce "Anna," and no one knows how to pronounce "Kaveh." See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Feb 18, 2020
01: Cats
01:11:40
The inaugural episode in which Lindsay and Kaveh review the original stage musical Cats, as well as the 2019 Tom Hooper abomination. Lindsay says "cats" a lot and Kaveh gets angry. Good content! See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Feb 04, 2020