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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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Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Muppet Treasure Island by Musicalsplaining

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 …

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Tuesday, August 3, 2021

The Greatest Showman by Musicalsplaining

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 d…

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Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Singin' in the Rain by Musicalsplaining

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 r…

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Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Moana by Musicalsplaining

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 w…

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Tuesday, June 15, 2021

In The Heights by Musicalsplaining

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 com…

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Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory by Musicalsplaining

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 Chala…

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Tuesday, May 18, 2021

22: Phantom of the Paradise by Musicalsplaining

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 m…

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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

21: The Descendants by Musicalsplaining

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…

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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Om Shanti Om by Musicalsplaining

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. G…

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Tuesday, March 16, 2021

O Brother, Where Art Thou? by Musicalsplaining

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 So…

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Tuesday, March 2, 2021

18: The Wizard of Oz by Musicalsplaining

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 Ka…

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Tuesday, February 16, 2021

17: The Sound of Music by Musicalsplaining

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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Tuesday, February 2, 2021

16: Repo! The Genetic Opera by Musicalsplaining

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. E…

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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

15: Moulin Rouge! by Musicalsplaining

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 figur…

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Tuesday, January 5, 2021

14: Ratatouille: The TikTok Musical by Musicalsplaining

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. See Privacy Policy at https://art1…

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