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A podcast to unite people who love and hate musicals

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19: O Brother, Where Art Thou?

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

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

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

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!

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

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.

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

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.

Sep 09, 2020
12: SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical
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.
Aug 19, 2020
11: Hamilton
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?"
Jul 28, 2020
10: Love Never Dies
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. 
Jul 14, 2020
09: American Idiot
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.
Jun 23, 2020
08: The King and I
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.
Jun 09, 2020
07: Rent
As if quarantine wasn't hard enough, Lindsay and Kaveh voluntarily  watch a pro-shot version of Rent. God help us all.
May 19, 2020
06: Six
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 .
May 05, 2020
05: The Phantom of the Opera
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).
Mar 31, 2020
04: Beetlejuice
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! 
Mar 17, 2020
03: Hadestown
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.
Mar 03, 2020
02: Frozen
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."
Feb 18, 2020
01: Cats
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!
Feb 04, 2020