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Episode 27 - Tune in Next Week for the Rap Battles

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Ok, we won’t have rap battles, but we do appreciate them. This week’s podcast is about musicals! Musicals, if you don’t know, are plays in which, to quote Mack from the movie Sabrina,“the actors periodically dance about and burst into song”. We discuss our favorites, live shows we have attended, movie and television musicals, and we devote some serious time to the musical phenomenon, Hamilton. We tried not to sing too much. But there is a little singing.

We ask the big questions: Listen to the soundtrack beforehand or wait? Live performances or Movie adaptations? Just what makes musicals so enjoyable anyway?

Big mentions include Hamilton, Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera, Disney Musicals, Once More With Feeling (the Buffy Musical), Crazy Ex Girlfriend, Smash, and Book of Mormon. Special feature: reminiscences about our high school’s performances of The Music Man, Oklahoma!, and Grease.

If you are a musical theater lover or novice, you might find something in here for you!

Extras: Geek news about amazing new trailers and collaborations plus our random recs: Yuri!!! on ICE and Crash Course on Youtube.

As always, our amazing intro/outro music is “We are Highscore” by Krackatoa.

Episode 4 - Great Adaptations (apologies to Dickens)

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In which there is singing. A little bit. Not too much. You’ve been warned.

In this episode we explore modernized adaptations of great literature - both Shakespeare and Jane Austen - and alternative forms of communication and narrative. It’s way goofier than it sounds. Also, we paraphrase our segment title “Great Adaptations” from Dickens and then never mention him. Sorry, Dickens!

As usual, our lovely intro/outro music is “We Are Highscore” by Krackatoa.