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Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Book of Mormon (Touring) by Musicalsplaining

This week we are joined by Mormon royalty and cat lady extraordinaire Hannah Hillam in discussing the 2011 smash hit. Angie Mormonsplains, Kaveh begrudgingly gets every musical reference, an…

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Tuesday, November 22, 2022

Across the Universe (2007) by Musicalsplaining

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 a…

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Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Mary Poppins (1964) by Musicalsplaining

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…

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Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Hello, Dolly! (1969) by Musicalsplaining

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 ca…

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Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Oklahoma! (2019) by Musicalsplaining

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 gr…

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Tuesday, September 27, 2022

My Fair Lady (1964) by Musicalsplaining

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 t…

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Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Amadeus (Theatrical Cut) by Musicalsplaining

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. Get a fre…

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Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Hair (1979) by Musicalsplaining

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. See Privacy Pol…

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Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Phantom of the Opera (2004) by Musicalsplaining

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…

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Tuesday, August 2, 2022

The Last Five Years (2014) by Musicalsplaining

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 te…

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Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Sunday in the Park with George (1984) by Musicalsplaining

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. See Privacy Policy a…

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Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Elvis (2022) by Musicalsplaining

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 Si…

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Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Waiting for Guffman by Musicalsplaining

This week we revisit the classic 1996 film that sparked the Christopher Guestaverse and personally attacked an entire generation of theater kids. Get CuriosityStream + Nebula for only $2.99 …

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Tuesday, June 7, 2022

Hairspray by Musicalsplaining

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 med…

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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Annie (1982) by Musicalsplaining

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 anoth…

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Tuesday, May 10, 2022

All That Jazz by Musicalsplaining

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 …

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Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Company (2006) by Musicalsplaining

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 subt…

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Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Jesus Christ Superstar by Musicalsplaining

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 …

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Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Rock of Ages by Musicalsplaining

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 c…

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Tuesday, March 15, 2022

West Side Story by Musicalsplaining

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 filmsplai…

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Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Jekyll & Hyde by Musicalsplaining

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. Get Curi…

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Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Into the Woods by Musicalsplaining

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 …

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Tuesday, February 1, 2022

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat by Musicalsplaining

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 po…

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Tick, Tick... Boom! by Musicalsplaining

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 d…

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Friday, December 17, 2021

The Lion King by Musicalsplaining

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 f…

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Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Chicago by Musicalsplaining

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 hi…

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Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Wicked by Musicalsplaining

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 on…

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Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Special Episode: Truth of the Divine by Musicalsplaining

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 answe…

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Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Little Shop of Horrors by Musicalsplaining

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 …

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Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Mamma Mia! by Musicalsplaining

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 a…

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Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Xanadu by Musicalsplaining

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…

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